BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Lyric Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Sep 6, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to give you a sneak peek of the new book, with a look at: The Lyric Theatre... (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Metropolitan Playhouse Opens 25th Season with END OF SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives END OF SUMMER, S.N. Behrman's 1936 comedy of opportunists in an age of unequal incomes, to be directed by prolific author/director Alexander Harrington, at the Playhouse (220 E 4th Street, New York City), running October 7 - November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & More
by Marianka Swain - Sep 28, 2016

Wicked held a special gala performance last night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to mark 10 years in the West End - a milestone guaranteed to make many in the industry green with envy. Current stars Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson, Oliver Savile and Mark Curry performed for an audience packed with past Elphabas and Glindas, as well as the original creative team, including composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

PHOTOBLOG: Behind The Scenes At Glasgow's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 17, 2016

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue writes about the King's Theatre tour which is featured as part of the 2016 Glasgow Doors Open Day. (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19. (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Opera's PAG Ditches CAV for Rachmaninoff's ALEKO
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 12, 2016

After hearing Leoncavallo's I PAGLIACCI, on New York City Opera's new double bill with Rachmaninoff's ALEKO, I'll never think of it the same way again. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ophelia Lovibond On THE LIBERTINE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Actress Ophelia Lovibond has done a range of screen roles, from beleaguered Izzy in W1A to Elementary, Guardians of the Galaxy and new Sky 1 series Hooten & The Lady. Now, she's making her West End debut, playing 17th-century actress Elizabeth Barry in The Libertine opposite Dominic Cooper as the infamous Earl of Rochester. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristen Hahn of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 24, 2016

BWW Interview: Kristen Hahn, Phoebe in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Hartford's Bushnell Theatre, October 25 - 30. Ever wonder if you might have an unknown rich relative out there sitting on a fortune that could one day be yours? That is exactly what Monty Navarro, the main character in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER discovers, and the lengths he goes to ensure his inheritance and title is secure, is surprising, shocking, even, yet absolutely hilarious. And along this journey filled with truly dastardly deeds, Monty meets Phoebe D'Ysquith, who finds herself and true love in the most unlikely of ways. Playing Phoebe when A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER stops in Hartford October 25 - 30 will be Kristen Hahn, a Connecticut native who sat down with me to talk about this unconventional, yet entertaining show and share what it is like to return to her home state with this production. (more...)

In the Wings Promotions presents HAIR – The Original Tribal Love-Rock Musical at the MainLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

In The Wings Promotions is proud to present HAIR - The Original Tribal Love-Rock Musical, directed and choreographed by META winner Nadia Verrucci with Music Direction by META nominee Ian Baird. HAIR features book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot. HAIR runs November 23-26, 2016 at the MainLine Theatre in Montreal. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

New Sequel, 'Beltway Upheaval' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The highly anticipated sequel to the novel 'Patriotic Gamble' has arrived. In 'Beltway Upheaval,' President George Granger ascended to the presidency under suspicious circumstances. His predecessor was chosen by the House of Representatives in a contingent election. Immediately after taking the oath, the president resigns on Inauguration Day and VP Granger is sworn in before a stunned public. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Spoofs Musicals at Theater LaB Houston
by Brett Cullum - Oct 12, 2016

THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Is as much of a self-explanatory title as any theater-goer could ever want or pine for. It's definitely a musical about musicals that has musical number after musical number, and its own sardonic take on the form over the past fifty or so years. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris to Teach Montreal Masterclass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In The Wings Promotions is bringing two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on November 11, 2016. (more...)

Jennifer Simard to Make London Debut, Recreating her Tony-Nominated Role in Disaster! DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

DISASTER! the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, is to premiere in London for two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20 November. (more...)

Global Charity Race, WINS FOR LIFE, Announces 2016 Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

SUNRISE, Fla.and SANTA CLARITA, Calif., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In a record-breaking global charity race, 130,732 people registered to compete at 34 locations in 33 countries for the third annual Wings for Life World Run, raising more than $7.5 million for spinal cord injury research. (more...)

Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra to Participate in NY PHIL BIENNIAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Michigan's Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra - the only high school orchestra invited to participate in the NY PHIL BIENNIAL - makes its debut at the immersive new-music festival on June 5, with a program titled 'Young Americans.' This unique performance features music by composers only a generation older than the gifted young orchestral musicians themselves, with a program consisting entirely of world and New York premieres. The orchestra will be led by a perfect exemplar of the genre-defying trend in today's music: Los Angeles-based conductor Christopher Rountree, the founder, conductor and creative director of the path-breaking Los Angeles chamber orchestra 'wild Up,' which mixes elements of traditional classical music with new music, performance art, and pop. (more...)

Off-Broadway's Eric Gelb Writes GROWING UP IN THE WINGS Memoir
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Eighteen-year-old Berkley High student Eric Gelb is set to head off to New York University next year, but before he does, he'll share his story of life in theatre in his memoir GROWING UP In The Wings. (more...)

BWW Interview: First Stage Honors 20th Anniversary of LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 17, 2016

The popular Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse returns to First Stage for Kevin Kling's theatrical adaptation of Kevin Henkes best selling children's book beginning this May. A picture book written in 1996, Henkes' story features a tiny little girl mouse struggling to be who she is, wearing glitter sunglasses and mismatched outfits--as Lilly called herself, 'The Queen of the World' who liked everything' and in 2016, celebrates 20 years still tucked firmly in children's hearts. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 9: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - May 16, 2016

It's almost like a Polar Bear plunge - standing In The Wings getting ready to make your first entrance. Even though we have been rehearsing for weeks, priming our bodies for this moment, it still feels like a shock to the system. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Vertical Player Repertory Disinters Pacini's MALVINA DI SCOZIA
by Richard Sasanow - May 16, 2016

As part of the New York Opera Fest, Brooklyn's scrappy Vertical Player Repertory ventured into Manhattan's Christ and St. Stephen's Church near Lincoln Center, bringing with it a true rarity: Giovanni Pacini's bel canto-ish MALVINA DI SCOZIA, which dates from 1851. And while it was good to hear a work that competed in its day with the operas of Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti (not to mention the up-and-coming Verdi), “rarity” isn't necessarily synonymous with “ready for prime time,” even in Vertical's spirited production. (more...)

Sundog Theatre to Stage Existential Tragicomedy WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Sundog Theatre is pleased to announce this summer's acclaimed Samuel Beckett tragicomedy, WAITING FOR GODOT. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs Reveals Secret Nightly Backstage 'Schuyler Sisters' Dance Parties
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Daveed Diggs speaks about HAMILTON backstage dance parties that go down In The Wings during 'The Schuyler Sisters' number and reveals that castmate Okieriete Onaodowan has killer dance moves! (more...)

Ed Asner to Receive Long Island International Film Expo's Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

This July, the Long Island International Film Expo will present Actor/Activist Ed Asner with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contributions to cinema over his lengthy career (more...)

Ed Asner to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Long Island International Film Expo
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

This July, the Long Island International Film Expo will present Actor/Activist Ed Asner with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contributions to cinema over his lengthy career which has spanned decades from his work on the Mary Tyler Moore Show to recent Film/TV and Theatre work! This year's Expo set to be held from July 13 - 21, 2016 at the historic Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY! (more...)

Adam Pascal to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold an exclusive masterclass in Montreal for local performers on August 10, 2016. During the workshop, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

Debbie Allen's FREEZE FRAME Coming to The Kennedy Center in October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, presents the East Coast premiere of Debbie Allen's Freeze Frame in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in five shows, October 27-30, 2016. (more...)

First Lady Karen Pence Awards Grant to Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

First Lady Karen Pence hosted the seventh award reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady's Charitable Foundation at the Governor's Residence on Tuesday, where she awarded $52,500 to 57 organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children across the state.  (more...)

In The Wings Productions to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 7/15-24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the historic Snug Harbor Music Hall from July 15-24. Tickets are $20-$30. (more...)

The Friday 5: CCP's THE LITTLE MERMAID's Ruff, Cooper & Graham
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

Cumberland County Playhouse starts the summer with a splash as Disney's The Little Mermaid opens on tonight! Based on Hans Christian Andersen's timeless tale, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a family musical that features classic songs: "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl," and the Academy Award-winning "Under the Sea."   (more...)

Broadway Director Scott Ellis to Helm NBC's A FEW GOOD MEN LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

At today's Variety's annual TV Summit held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, playwright Aaron Sorkin revealed the news that Scott Ellis will direct NBC's upcoming live adaptation of A FEW GOOD MEN. (more...)

In The Wings Promotions adds second masterclass with Broadway veteran ADAM PASCAL in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

After selling out in less than 48 hours, In The Wings Promotions is pleased to add a second Montreal masterclass with Adam Pascal on August 11, 2016. Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold two exclusive masterclasses in Montreal for local performers. During the workshops, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

ShawChicago to Present MARK TWAIN IN PERSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

ShawChicago presents Jeff Award nominee Richard Henzel performing in his signature piece, Mark Twain In Person. This production will be at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610 on June 20 at 7 PM. Dessert and wine reception will follow the performance. (more...)

The Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE STAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production will feature Michael Starke. At the Everyman Associate Director Nick Bagnall's effervescent take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona sets the action in a colourful and musical 1960s. Desmond Barrit will appear alongside Maggie Steed as Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's elegant comedy of manners The Rivals at the Playhouse. (more...)

Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia to Star in WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Chukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jennifer Weber - I Can Do That: A CHORUS LINE Review
by Guest Blogger: Jennifer Weber - Jul 27, 2016

5,6,7,8… Everyone start stretching and get out your headshots, A Chorus Line is a part of the summer season at the Hemmens and it couldn't be more exciting! While the audience begins to find their seats and chatter still fills the room, the show begins with the cast arriving to the audition. Some are stretching, chatting with friends, and of course taking selfies. In other musicals I would think, what is happening? But with A Chorus Line this production is all about the audition process and the little things matter. The design team had an easy time with this one compared to last summer's Rent production. The stage is set like it would appear any time of day with lights In The Wings, chairs scattered off to the side, and four individual mirrors that three appear to be transparent (and make for some interesting dance numbers). (more...)

Squabbalogic Presents MYSTERY MUSICAL #4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Following the enormous success of their sold-out Mystery Musical shows, BYE BYE BIRDIE, HELLO, DOLLY and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre is inviting audiences to take a leap of faith again with MYSTERY MUSICAL #4 on Wednesday 3 rd August at the Seymour Centre. (more...)

BWW Review: Join the Parade that is THE MUSIC MAN at Cape Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Jul 13, 2016

Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical The Music Man has arrived at the Cape Playhouse, a wonderful professional theater one can visit to see Broadway-quality productions right in the heart of Dennis, and has invited each and every one of us to join this miraculous parade that is considered "America's favorite family musical." (more...)

Josh Prince, Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro Kick Off Broadway Dance Lab Cycle 4 Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a choreography incubator supporting new works of dance-driven theatre, has announced that Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro, JoAnn M. Hunter, Rosie Herrera, Al Blackstone, and Denzel Taylor will join Artistic Director Josh Prince as choreographers for Cycle 4. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Saves the Day at Michael Feinstein Concert
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Michael Feinstein found himself in a troublesome situation during his concert at the Pasadena Pops at LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden Saturday evening. Lucky for him, his good pal Liza Minnelli was In The Wings, ready to save the day!liz (more...)

Senator Joseph Carraro's CONVERSATIONS WITH AN AVERAGE JOE Heads Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The world premiere of Conversation with an Average Joe, a new play written by Senator Joseph Carraro, will begin performances Off-Broadway on September 3, 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Luciana's Outlook: The Summer Reflection
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Aug 22, 2016

Alas, the summer of 2016 draws to a close and I pack my bags for back to school in just a few short days. This summer has been one for the books. I learned a lot about myself, theatre, and life. If it wasn't for this production, I probably wouldn't have grasped those lessons as quickly, which is why I appreciate my friends and supporters that just tell it like it is. They know what I need to hear to get the point across. They know how to help me grow and aren't afraid to knock me down a few pegs if I get too high and mighty. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Theatrefy Your Summer
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Aug 2, 2016

Summer is for friends, family, fun times, and fearing reading assignments. In the months of schoolless weekdays, some of us thespians do summer theatre camps, in and out of town. Some take master classes, or perform in mainstage theatre shows, or rehearse for show choirs or Thespian troupes. If you're an older theatre kid like me, there's also college-searching to be done. (more...)

Segal Centre's 2016-17 Theatre Season to Feature Yiddish IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts today announced the programming for its 2016-2017 Season. The upcoming 49th season is brimming with artistry, audacity and authenticity. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Allison Semmes as Diana Ross in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Apr 22, 2016

As MOTOWN THE MUSICAL continues to tour all over North America, the success of the show is evident. Every city has welcomed the show with open arms and enjoyed the walk down memory lane with iconic figures like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Allison Semmes has the privilege of being part of the touring company playing Ms. Diana Ross herself and recently shared with BWW her experiences on the road and being part of such a historic show. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Present KISS ME, KATE, 5/17-6/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

It's 'Too Darn Hot!' Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate, on stage from May 17-June 19, 2016. The classic musical comedy features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

HAMILTON Star Andrew Chappelle to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal on 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Broadway Star of HAMILTON, Andrew Chappelle (HAMILTON, MAMMA MIA!, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) will hold an exclusive masterclass for local performers. Andrew will teach lucky participants a song and dance combo from HAMILTON as well as sharing tricks of the trade for auditioning for musical theatre productions. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited. The class is also open to auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a lively Q & A with Andrew where he will share his experiences in this historic, revolutionary and inspiring new American musical phenomenon! The smash hit musical, HAMILTON is currently running on Broadway and recently won a Grammy Award to Best Musical Theatre Album. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/5/2016 - 4/12/2016
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