BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of Second Stage's WHORL INSIDE A LOOP with Sherie Rene Scott & More!BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of Second Stage's WHORL INSIDE A LOOP with Sherie Rene Scott & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2015

Second Stage Theatre presents the world premiere production of Whorl Inside a Loop, a new play byDick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. WHORL INSIDE A LOOP began performances on August 4 and officially opened on August 27, 2015 at Second StageTheatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sherie Rene Scott  & Company of Second Stage's WHORL INSODE A LOOP Celebrate Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Sherie Rene Scott & Company of Second Stage's WHORL INSODE A LOOP Celebrate Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 28, 2015

Second Stage Theatre presents the world premiere production of Whorl Inside a Loop, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. WHORL INSIDE A LOOP began performances on August 4 and officially opened last night, August 27, 2015 at Second StageTheatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott Leads WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, Opening Tonight at Second StageSherie Rene Scott Leads WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, Opening Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre presents the world premiere production of Whorl Inside a Loop, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. WHORL INSIDE A LOOP began performances on August 4 and officially opens tonight, August 27, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sherie Rene Scott and Dick Scanlan Talk About WHORL INSIDE A LOOPSTAGE TUBE: Sherie Rene Scott and Dick Scanlan Talk About WHORL INSIDE A LOOP
by Michael Dale - Aug 27, 2015

The co-authors were inspired by their own experiences teaching a storytelling workshop to prison inmates. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 9 Set for Sept 15 at Rockwell Table & StageA LITTLE NEW MUSIC 9 Set for Sept 15 at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Pursuing their mission of showcasing new and unheard musical theater tunes, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz on September 15 at 8 p.m. with its most exciting program to date featuring Broadway and local talent. Jordan Kai Burnett (Love is a Battlefield) returns as the spicy chanteuse hostess. Bryan Blaskie (Assistants: The Musical) will return as musical director. (more...)

Review Roundup: Sherie Rene Scott's WHORL INSIDE A LOOP Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Sherie Rene Scott's WHORL INSIDE A LOOP Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Aug 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre presents the world premiere production of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan. WHORL INSIDE A LOOP began performances on August 4 and officially opens tonight, August 27, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Opera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCIOpera in the Heights to Open New Season with I PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Opera In the Heights (Oh!) kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci (The Clowns) on Sept. 18, one of several inspired works in the company's 2015 -2016 repertoire. I Pagliacci runs Sept. 18, 24 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and is an enduring tale of jealousy and rage between lovers in a comedy troupe. Art imitates life with fatal results in this iconic tragedy, featuring the famous tenor aria, Vesti la giubba ('Put on the costume'). (more...)

Dance for a Chance to Join DAMES AT SEA Curtain Call at Monday's Box Office OpeningDance for a Chance to Join DAMES AT SEA Curtain Call at Monday's Box Office Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The box office for the first Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA will open Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10am at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 W. 44th Street, NYC). (more...)

Urban Stages Sets Cast of UNSEAMLYUrban Stages Sets Cast of UNSEAMLY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Located in the heart of the fashion district, Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director; Peter Napolitano, Associate Producer) is proud to present the American Premiere of Oren Safdie's (Private Jokes, Public Places) play Unseamly this October.  Directed by Sarah C Carlsen, Unseamly will begin performances on October 8; Opening night is set for October 14 through November 1 at Urban Stages (259 West 30 Street) Tickets will be $55 ($35 during previews) and are available at UrbanStages.org and Theatermania.com. (more...)

Stockard Channing to Join Nathan Lane, Debra Messing in Benefit Readings of Wesley Taylor's Short PlaysStockard Channing to Join Nathan Lane, Debra Messing in Benefit Readings of Wesley Taylor's Short Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

It was announced today that additional cast members have joined the benefit evening of 'BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR'. The event will be presented as an evening of readings of a collection of six new short plays by actor and playwright WESLEY TAYLOR to benefit The Actors Fund. The one-night-only event is set for Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and tickets are now on sale via www.actorsfund.org. (more...)

F. Michael Haynie, Karen Mason Among Reading Cast for David Reiser's New Musical JONIF. Michael Haynie, Karen Mason Among Reading Cast for David Reiser's New Musical JONI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Among new additions to the previously announced company, via a photo of the cast list from the event, were F. Michael Haynie (Jasper in Deadland), Karen Mason (A Christmas Story, The Musical, Wonderland, Mamma Mia!) and Virginia Cavaliere (In the Heights tour). (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens 10/16 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts PlazaCabrillo Music Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens 10/16 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

You don't have to make a deal with the devil to find laughs, love, baseball and heart. Just come out to the theatre, as Cabrillo Music Theatre kicks off the 2015-2016 season with a brand-new production of the American Classic DAMN YANKEES! Winner of eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical, DAMN YANKEES is sure to be a home run hit. With a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, this ever-popular baseball musical will have fans on the edge of their seats. DAMN YANKEES includes favorite songs such as "Heart," "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets," "A Little Brains, A Little Talent," and "A Man Doesn't Know," among many others.DAMN YANKEES opens on Friday, October 16th, 2015, playing until Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  (more...)

LUIS SALGADO: HACIENDO CAMINO AL ANDARLUIS SALGADO: HACIENDO CAMINO AL ANDAR
by Lola Arruti - Aug 25, 2015

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/24/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/24/2015
by - Aug 24, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/24/2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: South Korean Cast Previews Seoul Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTSSTAGE TUBE: South Korean Cast Previews Seoul Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2015

A trio of video highlights has Washington Heights denizens singing a Korean translation. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill PlayhouseFull Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere musical The Bandstand. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Corey Cott (Newsies, Gigi) and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) will star in The Bandstand. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/21/2015 - KINKY BOOTS Hits the UK and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/21/2015 - KINKY BOOTS Hits the UK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: KINKY BOOTS struts into the Adelphi tonight! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/21; AVENUE Q at Seacoast Rep, OUR TOWN in Cleveland and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/21; AVENUE Q at Seacoast Rep, OUR TOWN in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 21, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Hampshire, Cleveland, Melbourne and more.  Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include AVENUE Q at Seacoast Rep, OUR TOWN in Cleveland, and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Melbourne, just to name a few. (more...)

ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE to Launch Park Square's 41st Season Next MonthELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE to Launch Park Square's 41st Season Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Park Square begins its 41st season next month with Quiara Alegria Hudes' moving and funny indictment of war, ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month: HAMILTON's Phillipa SooBWW Interview - Debut of the Month: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 20, 2015

Today, Phillipa Soo speaks exclusively with BWW and fills us in on the exciting events which have transpired over the past several months. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Class Act NY's Pre-Professional Summer Camp Showcases Skills in ManhattanPhoto Flash: A Class Act NY's Pre-Professional Summer Camp Showcases Skills in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

A Class Act NY, Manhattan's award-winning acting studio for kids and teens just wrapped up their by audition only summer course, their July Pre-Professional Program! During this week-long intensive, 24 lucky young artists, ages 12 to 18, were challenged to expand their theatre performance skills and explore more advanced work. At the end of the week, participants made their off-Broadway Debut in a final performance at The Riverside Theatre in Manhattan for friends, family and industry professionals, including talent representatives and casting experts. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA at Southwark PlayhouseFull Cast Announced for Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Director Luke Sheppard today announces the full company for Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina. Sheppard directs Tamsin Carroll (Rita), Ben Deery (Miranda), Charlie Hayes (Eleanor), Bruce Montague (Terry), Robert Morgan (Amy), Matt Rixon (Bessie), Ashley Robinson (Gloria), Gareth Snook (Charlotte) and Edward Wolstenholme (Valentina). The production opens on 16 September, with previews from 10 September, and runs until 10 October. (more...)

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt & James Fox to Join Willemijn Verkaik in Concert at The Ambassadors TheatreVictoria Hamilton-Barritt & James Fox to Join Willemijn Verkaik in Concert at The Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Special guests are announced today for the one-off solo concert of Dutch vocal powerhouse Willemijn Verkaik, playing for one night only at the Ambassadors Theatre next Tuesday 25 August 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Candlelight's IN THE HEIGHTS Is a WinnerBWW Review: Candlelight's IN THE HEIGHTS Is a Winner
by Don Grigware - Aug 18, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony and Grammy Award-winning show In the Heights had a lot to shout about when it played Broadway in 2008...in fact, it still does. First of all, it's a musical with and about Latinos - way overdue -plus it has a terrific book with a heartwarming storyline about a closely knit community. That's right, a real community, one that boasts a bevy of exceedingly real and likeable characters. Miranda also created a varied score with ballads & traditional pop melodies and salsa meshed together with rap. Candlelight Pavilion brings In the Heights to Claremont with a dynamite cast and slick direction by Benjamin Perez. It's full-out, enjoyable fare! (more...)

Michael Harp, Philip Earl Johnson and More to Lead A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the Paramount This WinterMichael Harp, Philip Earl Johnson and More to Lead A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Families, set your holiday entertainment dials for excitement, because Chicago musical theater powerhouse, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, is turning one of the most iconic holiday movies ever made into a larger-than-life musical blockbuster, November 25-January 3. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/11/2015 - 8/18/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/11/2015 - 8/18/2015
by - Aug 18, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/11/2015 - 8/18/2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes, Caissie Levy, Courtney Reed & Many More Light Up THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY!STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes, Caissie Levy, Courtney Reed & Many More Light Up THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY!
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2015

Earlier this week, Tony Nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at 54 Below, featuring Ruthie Ann Miles, Caissie Levy, Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and over a dozen more princesses! Below, check out performances from the night! (more...)

ON RECORD: Robin de Jesus' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Had Such a Profound Effect on Me'ON RECORD: Robin de Jesus' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Had Such a Profound Effect on Me'
by On Record - Aug 18, 2015

Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday for ON RECORD- to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Robin de Jesus, who is currently starring as 'Boq' in Wicked- playing at the Gershwin Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)

BWW Flashback: A Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical You May Not KnowBWW Flashback: A Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical You May Not Know
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2015

Check out videos from last year's performance of Naomi, based on the true story of a high school drug bust. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis TheatreBox Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Marquis Theatre Box Office (46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue) officially opens today, Monday, August 17 for ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, nineteen-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. ON YOUR FEET! opens on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, following preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre.  The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical), lands on Broadway following a world premiere summer engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/17/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/17/2015
by - Aug 17, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/17/2015. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This FallBucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTSMusicalFare Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations, In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood - a place where romances bloom, dreams are challenged, and a winning lottery ticket threatens to change everything.  It features a tuneful and spirited musical score enlivened by the dance rhythms of salsa and Latin pop. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Caissie Levy & More!Photo Flash: Go Inside THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Caissie Levy & More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Last night, Tony Nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at 54 Below, featuring Ruthie Ann Miles, Caissie Levy, Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and over a dozen more princesses! Check out photos below! (more...)

UPDATE: Eden Espinosa's New Album Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Goal! Ramin Karimloo and More Broadway Stars ContributeUPDATE: Eden Espinosa's New Album Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Goal! Ramin Karimloo and More Broadway Stars Contribute
by Sally Henry - Aug 16, 2015

UPDATE: Eden Espinosa is officially heading back to the recording studio! The actress just tweeted, 'Drumroll please...... @raminkarimloo 's pledge took us to OUR GOAL!!!! We did it!!!!' (more...)

Janet Dacal, German Alexander & More to Star in CUBA LIBRE at Artists RepJanet Dacal, German Alexander & More to Star in CUBA LIBRE at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre announces the casting of high-caliber actors, dancers and designers from Portland, Los Angeles and New York for the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale new musical Cuba Libre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLSPhoto Flash: First Look at TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

TexARTS presents the Broadway classic 'Guys and Dolls' for the second production of the 2015-16 professional series. Gathering the best central Texas talent and veteran Broadway leadership, TexARTS will bring the spark and glamour of 1940s New York City to the Kam and James Morris Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lend Songwriting Talents to Disney's MOANAHAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lend Songwriting Talents to Disney's MOANA
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Great news from this afternoon's D23 EXPO events! HAMILTON creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is lending his songwriting prowess to Disney's upcoming animated film MOANA, hitting theaters next fall. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps in Celebration of MOANA News!STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps in Celebration of MOANA News!
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2015

HAMILTON creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, after today's D23 EXPO news that he is working on Disney's upcoming animated film MOANA, took to Twitter with a new rap to celebrate. Check it out below, plus learn more about how he got the job! (more...)

A CASUAL GATHERING Set for TNC's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20A CASUAL GATHERING Set for TNC's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

'A Casual Gathering' is a musical written by Daniel Schwartzman (book, music, lyrics) and directed by James Martinelli that explores the evolution of human relationships and the desire we all have to relive the past and use our memories to rewrite the present. Its American premiere will be presented by Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival September 12 to 20. The musical traces the intimate reunion of six high school friends in a Manhattan bar who have not seen each other for decades. After the initial joy at seeing each other again, the realities of their lives and what they have failed to achieve come to the surface. (more...)

Jordin Sparks Partners With General Growth Properties To Promote Release Of Her New Album, Right Here Right NowJordin Sparks Partners With General Growth Properties To Promote Release Of Her New Album, Right Here Right Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 8/13/2015 - SPEED-THE-PLOW in Puerto Rico and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/13/2015 - SPEED-THE-PLOW in Puerto Rico and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 13, 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: JALA-LA-PALA -- aka SPEED-THE-PLOW -- starts in the Caribbean! (more...)

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Sings 'That Mister Man Of Mine' in First DAMES AT SEA Televised Cast PerformanceVIDEO: Lesli Margherita Sings 'That Mister Man Of Mine' in First DAMES AT SEA Televised Cast Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Lesli Margherita, star of the upcoming Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA performed 'That Mister Of Mine' on this morning PIX11. The number marks the first televised performance from the cast. (more...)

Jordin Sparks to Promote New Album RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW at Malls Across the U.S.Jordin Sparks to Promote New Album RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW at Malls Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Grammy-Nominated Sony Music Recording Artist, Jordin Sparks, announces an exclusive marketing partnership with General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP) to promote her highly anticipated third album, Right Here Right Now releasing on August 21, 2015. (more...)

BPI to Host Series of Concerts at Engeman TheaterBPI to Host Series of Concerts at Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents a series of concerts at The John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY. Sal Viviano (City of Angels, Falsettos) takes the stage for 100 Years of Sinatra, August 23rd at 7:00pm. (more...)

Broadway It-Guy! 10 Things We Learned About HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel MirandaBroadway It-Guy! 10 Things We Learned About HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Nora Dominick - Aug 12, 2015

He is arguably the biggest composer of the biggest musical in recent years. Lin-Manuel Miranda has transformed Broadway with his critically adored, history-making new musical, Hamilton, which combines the two things he loves the most: hip-hop and musical theatre. On August 12, The New York Times published an extensive article on Miranda entitled 'Lin-Manuel Miranda, Creator and Star of 'Hamilton,' Grew Up on Hip-Hop and Show Tunes.' From the loads of background information included, BroadwayWorld has put together a list of things we learned about the Broadway It-Guy. Check out the list below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks New IN THE HEIGHTS Screenplay; Adapting HAMILTON to FilmLin-Manuel Miranda Talks New IN THE HEIGHTS Screenplay; Adapting HAMILTON to Film
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 12, 2015

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals that he has already been approached by filmmakers to adapt Broadway's newest hit musical to the big screen. In addition, the Tony winner gives an update on a film version of his earlier hit, In the Heights.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: All Hands on Deck! First Look at the Dames of Broadway's DAMES AT SEABWW Exclusive: All Hands on Deck! First Look at the Dames of Broadway's DAMES AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The first Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA is hoisting its sails for its launch on the Great White Way, and BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the musical's Dames -- Lesli Margherita, Eloise Kropp and Mara Davi. Scroll down for a photo of the trio in costume! (more...)

HIGH SOCIETY to Open Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary SeasonHIGH SOCIETY to Open Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 207th season with the sparkling Broadway musical featuring the classic sounds of Cole Porter, HIGH SOCIETY. Directed by Frank Anzalone, with choreography by Mary Jane Houdina, this Philadelphia premiere begins previews on September 8th, opens on September 16th and runs through October 25th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

SPEECHLESS, Silicon Valley's PowerPoint Improv Throwdown, Returns 8/20 at Public WorksSPEECHLESS, Silicon Valley's PowerPoint Improv Throwdown, Returns 8/20 at Public Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Silicon Valley's monthly public PowerPoint throwdown, SPEECHLESS, will launch a pre-show open mic, in which techies used to giving presentations can take the stage. Called Crowdsourced, this warm-up invites the public to try their hand at the hit PowerPoint comedy show, with the winner competing against seasoned professionals at the live show. (more...)

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