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BWW Review: There's No Excuse Not to See Obsidian Theater's THE MOTHERF*#CKER WITH THE HAT
by Natalie de la Garza - Sep 30, 2016

There's no doubt that Obsidian Theater's THE MOTHERF*#CKER WITH THE HAT wins the award for most attention-grabbing title of the season, but does James Belcher's production live up to the promise of that title? Is it as honest and unapologetically in-your-face as that title would have you believe? Why yes, it is. (more...)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 3-9, featuring the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: 6th Annual Ten-Tucky Festival of Shorts
by Keith Waits - Sep 19, 2016

Ten-minute play festivals are often populated by material that cannot be strictly classified as plays. But the academic distinction between sketch and fully formed play may reasonably give way to a simpler, more binary metric: it either works or it doesn't. Some of the finest writing in this sixth year of shorts produced by The Bard's Town feels as if they are either lifted from a longer piece or are the seeds of a larger story. (more...)

BWW Interview: Menchu Lauchengco Yulo Talks Rodgers and Hammerstein, Her Career & More at San Beda College
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Sep 19, 2015

There was once this covert society on a mission. One known only to adoring fans and admiring colleagues whose simple oath of indoctrination states: 'We vow to do everything in our power to keep this sacred electoral committee of adoring fans and admiring colleagues a secret. Our main objective: to advance and advocate the 'oh so many, many, many reasons why the title First Lady of Philippine Musical Theater should go to our very own Hepburn-esque theater stunner, Menchu Lauchengco Yulo.' (more...)

OUR MUTUAL FRIEND Musical Staged Readings Set for 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Our Mutual Friend, A New Musical based on Charles Dickens' final novel with music and lyrics by Larry Gelb and book adapted by Elizabeth and Larry Gelb will be performed in Staged Reading format featuring the composer at the piano, with bass (Myles Sloniker) and drums (Daniel Rabinow) at Actors' Temple Theater on Monday October 19th at 2PM and 7PM.Mark Harborth directs. The cast includes Matthew Amira* (The Most Happy Fella at Goodspeed), Mark Blowers, Kathryn Boswell* (Gigi on Broadway), Kyle Bradford, Jamie Buxton*(Me and My Girl at Reagle Theatre), Joseph Cassese*,James Patterson* (Beauty and the Beast on Broadway), Erika Person* (Iolanthe at City Center), Matthew Wages* (The Pirates of Penzance at City Center), Nicholas Wuehrmann*, Elizabeth Urbanczyk and Jacob Voight. (*Member of Actors' Equity) (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2016 schedule, featuring Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, Eliane Elias, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Natalie Douglas, Bryce Pinkham, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Melissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This November, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Michael Urie & Celia Keenan-Bolger and More Set for First Week of Nov at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for November 2 - 8, featuring Benny Green Trio, Michael Urie and Celia Keenan-Bolger Host A Concert to Benefit the American Cancer Society, Bill O'Connell and The Latin Jazz All-Stars, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Ye Olde Rose And Crown Theatre, October 14 2015
by Gary Naylor - Oct 18, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a scaled-back adaptation of Sondheim's A Little Night Music that manages to capture all (well, almost all) of the appeal of the West End show. (more...)

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Centaur Theatre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - Oct 10, 2016

Every choice you make has the potential for a different, life-altering outcome. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Manchester Brings I HAPPEN TO LIKE NEW YORK to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 7, 2015

After a triumphant debut at Feinstein's/54 Below last March, Melissa Manchester has returned with a brand new show, and Broadwayworld was on the scene to capture the evening. Check out photos below! (more...)

Rumer Willis, Jennifer Diamond and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Review: TRU Celebrates a Merry, Morbid Christmas at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - May 9, 2016

Bells are ringing, children singing, all is merry and the suicide rate is off the charts in Truman Capote's private holiday nightmare (more...)

BWW Dance Review: High Energy BOWIE & QUEEN at The Washington Ballet
by Pamela Roberts - May 9, 2016

Like the musical icons who inspired the work, The Washington Ballet's program BOWIE & QUEEN toys with the art form - respectful of classical roots yet pushing forward. The pieces innovate, celebrate and they have fun. While BOWIE & QUEEN is full of heart and poetry, the irreverent and humorous moments remind us all to lighten up and enjoy. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015


San Francisco Conservatory of Music Announces Major Composition Prizes
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music has announced the winners of its two major composition prizes scheduled for world premieres during the 2015-16 season. First-year graduate student Michael Kropf '16 won the Highsmith Award, SFCM's top composition prize for a current student or recent graduate, for his orchestral piece High Spirits. Eric Choate '14 was named the competition's first-ever runner-up for his work Sonora. Conductor Scott Sandmeier leads a reading of both works on May 6 and the Conservatory Orchestra will premiere High Spirits next season. Alumnus Jeffrey Parola '05, recipient of the Conservatory's prestigious Hoefer Prize, receives a $15,000 commission and holds a week-long teaching residency next season, culminating in a premiere performance and recording of his work. SFCM also announced alumnus Ilya Demutsky '09 as the Hoefer Prize winner for 2016-17. (more...)

ON RECORD: Howard McGillin's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It's One of the Musical Theatre's Greatest Treasures'
by On Record - May 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you our latest weekly series- ON RECORD. Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Howard McGillin, who is currently starring as 'Honore Lachaille' in Gigi- playing at the Neil Simon Theatre Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Funny But Not Quite Nailing It: BLITHE SPIRIT at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - May 31, 2015

There is a kind of magic which will exorcise the problems of Blithe Spirit, and let us not notice them: This production cruises and coasts on the farcical elements and the bickering and the eccentricities of Mme. Arcati the medium, and in so doing it certainly keeps the audience laughing. But it does not dispel the sour taste lingering at the end. (more...)

Original COMPANY Cast Member & 'ALICE' Star Beth Howland Dies at 74
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

eth Howland, perhaps best known as sweet but clumsy waitress Vera Louise Gorman in the 1970's sitcom ALICE, passed away from lung cancer on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, CA. She was 74 (more...)

Remembering Beth Howland in LI'L ABNER, COMPANY and on The Tony Awards
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

Before playing the ultimate nervous bride in COMPANY, Howland was an ensemble member of several Broadway musicals. (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Joelle Lewis Releases I JUST NEED A HELPING HAND
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

In her new book, 'I Just Need a Helping Hand: ... and then I'm Going to Make It!' (published by Balboa Press AU), Joelle Lewis gives readers a 'life skills toolbox' to help them move from being a victim to being a victor. (more...)

Eliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 23-29, featuring Eliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion: Terri Klausner, Valerie Pettiford and Ty Stephens, Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars, and more.  (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Heading Down Under Next Spring; Rebecca LaChance to Star?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that the multi award-winning Broadway hit musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Australian premiere at a newly refurbished Sydney Lyric Theatre from September 2017. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/31/2015 - Lane & Knight in IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Barbeau in PIPPIN, YOUNGER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: IT'S ONLY A PLAY gains two 'new' cast members, the PIPPIN tour gets a new 'Berthe', Sutton Foster leads TV Land's new series YOUNGER and more! (more...)

'X Factor' Finalist, Lola Saunders Joins SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME UK Tour - Further Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me. Lola Saunders, a finalist on The X Factor 2014, will make her theatrical debut in the role of Jennifer starring alongside previously announced Antony Costa as Milton, with Wayne Robinson as Curtis and Elizabeth Carter returning to the role of Marie.  (more...)

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME with THE X FACTOR Finalist Lola Saunders Set for King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Final casting has been announced for the UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me. Lola Saunders, a finalist on The X Factor 2014, will make her theatrical debut in the role of Jennifer starring alongside previously announced Antony Costa as Milton, with Wayne Robinson as Curtis and Elizabeth Carter returning to the role of Marie. (more...)

Before HAMILTON, Before 1776: Three Revolutionary Broadway Musicals
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

Three lesser-known Broadway musicals that drew their stories from the Spirit of '76. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MY FAIR LADY Shines at The MUNY
by Chris Gibson - Jun 17, 2015

MY FAIR LADY is a classic musical, and a perfect opening show for The Muny's 97th season. Even the threat of rain couldn't dampen the High Spirits of this show, and in most unlikely fashion, the skies cleared and provided us with a terrific evening of song, dance, and romance. Based on G.B. Shaw's superb play Pygmalion, whose basic story has been reworked for all manner of media, there's no denying how well the concept still holds up. The incredibly memorable score (book & lyrics Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Lowe), in combination with a marvelous cast, makes for a full evening of wit and charm. The Muny's production is truly an elegant must-see presentation! (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Honored as 'Star Of The Decade' at 1970 Tony Awards
by Michael Dale - Jun 1, 2016

This year Barbra Streisand will appear on the Tony Award telecast for the first time since winning a special honor. (more...)

Tickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards, today announced the cast of leading ladies for the Memphis production of the international hit show Menopause The Musical, which will play the Orpheum Theatre for 3 performances, August 1-2, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website,, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)

Photo Flash: HAIL MARY 2: THE HAUNTING Comes to the Old Mill Theatre this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Written and directed by prolific Perth playwright Noel O'Neill, Hail Mary 2: The Haunting comes to the Old Mill Theatre this August, presented in conjunction with Maverick Theatre Productions. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Messy But Effective Premiere of WE ARE PUSSY RIOT at the Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 14, 2015

The success of PUSSY RIOT rests upon what author Barbara Hammond gets right. This includes a recreation of an actual Pussy Riot provocation/performance; excerpts from the Russian government's show trial which rely largely on the actual words of the defendants, lawyers, and judge; and the language and attitudes of the authorities, especially the police and the judiciary, which are notorious. And overarching these, the show nails the crisis of authority and legitimacy for the Russian state and the Russian Orthodox Church, a crisis the Pussy Riot protestors helped exacerbate for a while to an acuteness sharper than even the play conveys. (more...)

Anthony Costa to Lead SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

From the team that brought you the huge success that is Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save the Last Dance for Me will take you back through the 'music and magic' of the early 60's, a time when each passing week brought another Rock 'n' Roll classic. This nostalgic, feel-good journey will transport you back to music's golden era as we follow two teenage sisters through the summer of '63. The production will start its UK tour at New Wimbledon Theatre from 12th April. (more...)

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME to Play King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

From the team that brought you the huge success that is Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save the Last Dance for Me will take you back through the 'music and magic' of the early 60's, a time when each passing week brought another Rock 'n' Roll classic. This nostalgic, feel-good journey will transport you back to music's golden era as we follow two teenage sisters through the summer of '63. The production will start its UK tour at New Wimbledon Theatre from Tuesday 12 April, coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 3 until Saturday 7 May. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dolly on Dolly- Carol Channing Chimes in on Bette Midler's Casting News!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town, but how does the original star feel about it? BroadwayWorld has just checked in with Carol Channing, who is thrilled about this morning's news. Channing said, 'Bette will be brilliant! Dolly is the kind of character that everyone should be blessed to play. Dolly is an institution- the American musical equivalent to Hamlet.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2016
by - Jan 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

TheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the line-up for the company's 47th season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at STNJ Will Raise Your Spirits
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 8, 2015

'The Merry Wives of Windsor' will be performed at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey through Sunday, December 27th. Directed by Bonnie Monte, audiences will delight in the Bard's rollicking comedy about love, marriage, jealousy and revenge. (more...)

World's Top Mobile App Development Company Hyperlink Infosystem to Exhibit in GITEX 2016 Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016


Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Caricature Artist and Actor Justin 'Squigs' Robertson
by Broadwaysted - Aug 30, 2016

This week the Broadwaysted crew is painting the town all the colors with theatrical caricature artist and actor Justin 'Squigs' Robertson. #EnemyoftheShow (and Kimberly's fiance) Jay Schmidt again fills in for Kevin who's still in Chicago for the run of his musical 'Daphne's Sunset' as the group pours out some beer and wine and lots of laughs. Squigs shares the origin of his nickname, his love of 'High Spirits,' and his process of immortalizing a show in a drawing. (more...)

David Ives' A FLEA IN HER EAR Begins 9/6 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents the Southern California regional premiere of Georges Feydeau's classic French farce, A Flea in Her Ear - considered the greatest of French farces -- in a new version written by David Ives. Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, the show begins previews on September 6 and plays through November 22, 2015 (opens on September 12). Flea is the first production in A Noise Within's 2015-2016 BREAKING & ENTERING season, and is followed by the world premiere translation/adaptation of Jean Anouilh's Antigone by Robertson Dean (September 20 to November 20) and All My Sons by Arthur Miller, the Company's contribution to the global Miller Centennial Celebration(October 11-November 21). (more...)

Blue Jay Continues Support at Minnie's Food Pantry with Another Give a Day Visit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 9th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, today announced its full 2016-17 season of plays, outreach programs, and Education initiatives in the Memphis area and beyond. (more...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

Janet Jackson Postpones Unbreakable Tour Due to "Family Planning"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016 reports that Janet Jackson is postponing the second leg of her Unbreakable world tour indefinitely. (more...)

Jobsite Theater Stages Sharr White's ANNAPURNA, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Jobsite Theater is proud to offer the southeastern United States premiere of Sharr White's hilarious and heartfelt meditation on love and loss, Annapurna, which plays tonight, April 29 - May 24, 2015, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Alhambra to Present BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The story line of Blithe Spirit could be anyone's fantasy: return to life as a ghost and haunt your former spouse and newly betrothed partner. Such is the premise of Noel Coward's comedy opening May 4 at the Alhambra Theater & Dining for a four-week run. Blithe Spirit has been heralded as one of three jewels in Coward's crown. It's most recent Broadway and touring revival from starred Angela Lansbury received rave reviews around the country. The Alhambra performances will feature Lisa Valdini-Booth in the lead role of medium, Madame Arcati, who leads the seance that brings back the ghost of Charles Condomine's wife. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Are Still Magically Campy as Judy and Liza at Don't Tell Mama
by John Hoglund - Apr 25, 2015

Any seasoned entertainment pro will tell you that the key to success on a stage is keeping your audience happy. It also helps to throw in a bevy of show-stopping songs, parodies, and raucous tongue-in-cheek laughter along the way. Those make up only a few of the ingredients offered in the ongoing Judy and Liza: Together Again show at Don't Tell Mama (now in its fourth year) starring Tommy Femia and Rick Skye. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cruella in a Mantilla?: BERNARDA ALBA at FPCT Needs Some Rethinking
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 21, 2015

Only a brave community theater would take on The House of Bernarda Alba, Federico Garcia Lorca's last play. Written by a closeted gay playwright at the very outset of the Francisco Franco's conservative fascist rule and savagely attacking that era's repression of female freedom, both social and sexual (and by implication other freedoms), it inevitably betrays an air of extreme avant-gardeism. Ibsen and Strindberg and Wedekind may have gone into the same territory, but as of 1936 not too many others. And Lorca drives home his message as if no one had ever conveyed it before - which was more or less true in his time and place. (more...)

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