Photo Flash: The WICKED Monkeys Show Off Their Pyramid Skills, the CHARLIE Boys Go Pond Hopping, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the Wicked monkeys showing off their pyramid skills, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory boys channeling their inner New Yorkers, and more! (more...)

Get Set to Soar IN THE HEIGHTS at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Big Apple has never felt more like a small town than in Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "In the Heights." The Pennington Players proudly present this Tony Award-winning show at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, Oct. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct 14. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Listen to 'Gotta Get Out' from LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway Records today released the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT. Scroll down for a first listen to 'Gotta Get Out,' featuring Alison Luff, Patti Murin, Robin de Jesus, Sam Underwood, Derek Klena, Kate Rockwell, Aaron Riesebeck and the ensemble! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Anthony Lee Medina and More in IN THE HEIGHTS at TUTS
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In the Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, kicking off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season now. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Opera in the Heights Artists Present INTERMEZZO Chamber Music Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Lambert Hall is the place be for "Intermezzo," a chamber music concert that includes popular opera arias and beautiful chamber pieces performed by Opera In the Heights (Oh!) singers and orchestra members who are volunteering their time and talents to raise funds for the regional opera company. Performances are Saturday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. (more...)

THE RADICALIZATION OF ROLFE Heads to Fringe Encore Series 2016 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Radicalization of Rolfe, winner of 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, re-opens as part of the Fringe Encore Series 2016 at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016. (more...)

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 - September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Final Phase Groundbreaking
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Local dignitaries, elected officials and Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) supporters gathered by the river and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Tony Award-winning Broadway producers who now manage the Playhouse -- Alexander Fraser, Producing Director ('Kinky Boots', 'The Normal Heart') and Robyn Goodman, Executive Producer ('Avenue Q', 'In the Heights'). They recognized Bridge Street Foundation's Sherri and Kevin Daugherty, who are gifting this $3 million final phase of renovations to the Playhouse. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

HAMILTON Announces New Block of Seats On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today the addition of 26 more weeks for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) putting tickets on sale for performances through September 17, 2017.    (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hilarious #TBT! Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Plays '90s Aladdin Video Game
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2016

The cast of Aladdin experienced some major nostalgia (and laughs) when they played the iconic 16-bit Aladdin video game from the '90s - check out their Throwback Thursday moment in the video below, then download the game to try it yourself! (more...)

Watch New Clip from HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Coming to PBS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

HAMILTON'S AMERICA, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize explodes onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 21 at 9 p.m. on PBS (more...)

Staged Reading This Week for New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-nominated director Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!) helms Part of the Plan, an original musical featuring the songs of the late, celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, currently in development at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center which this week will receive a 29-hour Equity staged reading with three invitation-only presentations September 22-24. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Miranda Talks THE REDEMPTION SERIES
by Alexander Garza - Sep 21, 2016

THE REDEMPTION SERIES at the Landing Theatre Company delves into the delicate topics of race relations, ethnicity, and diversity through short plays from across the country directed by some of Houston's finest theatre professionals. The production opens Thursday September 22, 2016 at The Docks in Houston, TX. I got the opportunity to ask Stephen Miranda questions surrounding the production and get his take on these hot button issues. Miranda is Landing Theatre Company's Interim General Manager and also happens to be on of the directors working on the production. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Songs That Sum Up Fall
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Sep 21, 2016

We can all agree that there's no season more hashtag aesthetic than autumn. But, as is for everything cool, you need a playlist to bring it full circle. (more...)

Panic! Brings Tony-Nominated BRING IT ON to Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Panic! Productions brings the Lin-Manuel Miranda-Tom Kitt musical, "Bring it On," to the Scherr Forum Theatre in Thousand Oaks October 6 through 16. Directed by Nicolas Womack, and choreographed by Keenon Hooks, this Tony Award-nominated musical was adapted for Broadway from the hit film of the same title and explores the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading and the fierce rivalries of high school politics and romance. (more...)

BWW Review: BRING IT ON at the University of Utah Brings a Youthful Energy
by Tyler Hinton - Sep 21, 2016

The University of Utah's production of BRING IT ON, which is the first in Utah since the national tour arrived more than two years ago, captivates with a youthful energy. (more...)

BWW Review: GOAT's JEKYLL & HYDE Is Sexy, but Safe High-Quality Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2016

Throughout all of human history, there has been something sexy and intoxicating about the fine line between good and evil; the dangerous desire to understand it, to conquer it, to control it. The Greater Orlando Actors' Theatre production of the musical JEKYLL & HYDE, running through Sunday, September 25th at the home of Central Florida Community Arts, ably captures the alluring sexuality of this temptation, but is never able to realize the innate danger that accompanies it. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

CSO Presents CHORALE MASTERPIECE with Columbus Symphony Chorus and World-Renowned Guest Vocalists, 10/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, this passionate and spectacular piece touches every emotion from stark terror to soothing beauty to an uplifting sense of spirituality. Although composed as a sacred work, its deep theatricality has led to it being frequently described as "Verdi's greatest opera." To adequately convey the breadth of his vision, Verdi called for the combined forces of a full orchestra, chorus, and four solo vocalists. As such, the Columbus Symphony will be joined by the Columbus Symphony Chorus, soprano Michelle Johnson, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa, tenor Evan Johnson, and bass Burak Bilgili. (more...)

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Turn Donald Trump Tweets Into a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a video shared on GQ the Magazine, Lin-Manuel Miranda sings actual Donald Trump tweets on the top of a New York City sightseeing bus! The lyrics include 'Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!' (more...)

Try for Your Shot! HAMILTON Announces Day-of-Show Digital Lottery in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago have announced a day-of-show digital lottery for Hamilton, launching in Chicago on September 27, 2016 at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe). (more...)

BWW Review: There is Joy in Porchlight's Controversial IN THE HEIGHTS
by Teresa Budasi - Sep 19, 2016

If you aspire to see 'Hamilton' while it's in Chicago but have yet to score tickets, you can get a tease of what Lin-Manuel Miranda has to offer this town by checking out Porchlight Theatre's production of In the Heights. (more...)

Christopher Jackson to Juggle HAMILTON with Role on New CBS Drama Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

As BWW has previously reported, Tony nominated actor and HAMILTON star Christopher Jackson takes on the role of fashion-conscious stylist Chunk Palmer on the new CBS drama BULL, premiering tomorrow night 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

The Uptown Underground Presents JUDY AND LIZA—ONCE IN A LIFETIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

RETURN ENGAGEMENT:  After two sold-out performances earlier this year, Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli) are bringing "JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME" back to the Uptown Underground on Sunday, October 9th at 7 p.m., in an expanded version with even more songs. This cabaret show is a re-creation of the famed concert presented by the legendary mother-daughter duo of Judy Garland and an 18-year-old Liza Minnelli in 1964 at the London Palladium.  This tribute features the classic songs, costumes, dialogue and dance steps to help the audience re-live the historic occasion, with solos like "The Man That Got Away", "Just in Time" and "Gypsy in My Soul" and duets like "Chicago" and "Get Happy/Happy Days", backed by a jazz combo with orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (music director and pianist). (more...)

GREASE LIVE's Thomas Kail Wins Emmy Award for Best Direction For a Variety Special
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 18, 2016

Thomas Kail has won the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special for GREASE LIVE! (more...)

BWW Interview: Diego Klock-Perez Talks Suzi Awards and Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Justin Adams - Sep 17, 2016

Sitting down with Suzi nominee Diego Flock-Perez to chat 'In the Heights' and Miranda (more...)

Stars Line Up to Sing NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS in One-Off Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The star cast of New Songs 4 New Shows includes: Douglas Hodge (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Gemma Whelan (Game Of Thrones), Haydn Gwynne (Threepenny Opera), jazz supremo Ian Shaw, Alex Gaumond (We Will Rock You), sublime tenor Hal Cazalet and singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbret (The A-Z Of Mrs. P). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/16; EVITA Starring Eden Espinosa, IN THE HEIGHTS in Atlanta, Patti LuPone in CA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 16, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Nashville, Atlanta, Costa Mesa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Studio Tenn's EVITA starring Eden Espinosa, In the Heights in Atlanta, and Patti LuPone in concert in Costa Mesa, just to name a few. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS at Phoenix Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

From the famed creator of the Broadway smash, Hamilton, comes the Tony® Award-Winning season opener for Phoenix Theatre - In the Heights! BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Is The Hottest Ticket In Town
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 16, 2016

BWW Review: In the Heights Is An Exuberant Must-See At Theatre Under The Stars (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Lee Medina and More in Starry IN THE HEIGHTS at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In the Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, kicking off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season now. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Corbin Bleu, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The first annual all-star benefit concert BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER will be presented at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Monday, October 10. The event raises money to train our canine friends to save lives, as well as honoring of the loved ones we've lost to cancer. (more...)

Judy Garland and Liza Minelli Return in Nancy Hays and Michelle Lauto's Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

After two sold-out performances earlier this year, Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli) are bringing "JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME" back to the Uptown Underground on Sunday, October 9th at 7 p.m., in an expanded version with even more songs. This cabaret show is a re-creation of the famed concert presented by the legendary mother-daughter duo of Judy Garland and an 18-year-old Liza Minnelli in 1964 at the London Palladium. This tribute features the classic songs, costumes, dialogue and dance steps to help the audience re-live the historic occasion, with solos like "The Man That Got Away", "Just in Time" and "Gypsy in My Soul" and duets like "Chicago" and "Get Happy/Happy Days", backed by a jazz combo with orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (music director and pianist). (more...)

#HamiltonCHI Takes Over Twitter
by Kailey Hansen - Sep 15, 2016

These days, Chicago might just be 'the greatest city in the world.' Why? #HamiltonCHI. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Lee Medina Talks Life IN THE HEIGHTS and Bringing His Usnavi to TUTS
by Natalie de la Garza - Sep 15, 2016

You may recognize Anthony Lee Medina from your TV screens, but this week he begins his turn as Usnavi in the Theatre Under The Stars-mounted production of In the Heights. Today we catch up with Medina to talk about the show, the 'glamorous' life of a working performer, and the awesomeness of Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre had the opening night of it's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights last night. Check out all the red carpet coverage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Noah Weisberg Performs MY FAIR LADY/IN THE HEIGHTS Mashup for 'UNEXPECTED SONGS' at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2016

Earlier this month, Noah Weisberg performed a MY FAIR LADY/In the Heights mashup for STAGEDOORDISH.COM PRESENTS UNEXPECTED SONGS at Feinstein's/54 Below to benefit Muddy Paws Rescue. The theme of the evening was to sing a song, then segue into another unrelated/unexpected song that helps further tell the story of the first. Watch Weisberg sing below! (more...)

Cast Will Sing, Dance AND Play the Music for Bay Area Children's Theatre Production of Seussical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Cat in the Hat accompanying himself on the piano? Yes, and the accordion, harmonica, melodica and ukulele as well. That's what families will see when the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) presents Seussical, TYA, a streamlined, kid-friendly version of the exuberant Broadway musical that brings to life everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude Mc Fuzz, Mayzie LaBird and other inhabitants of the captivating worlds imagined by the late, great American writer and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.  (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Full Casting for SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which will receive its UK Premiere in a brand new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening on Wednesday 26 October with previews from Friday 21 October. (more...)

HAMILTON Star Javier Munoz to Be Honored with Howard Ashman Award for HIV Activism
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) has announced today that HAMILTON star Javier Munoz, who recently took over the role of Alexander Hamilton full time in the smash Broadway musical, will be the recipient of the Howard Ashman Award for HIV activism. (more...)

HAMILTON's Thomas Kail and Jeffrey Seller Set for Panel at EXPO CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, and Project& present "An Open Conversation: Social Aesthetics Broadway, Culture and Social Impact" with creative team members of the Broadway musical Hamilton. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce an extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In the Heights, now playing through Sunday, Oct. 23, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

2016 Suzi Bass Award Nominees Announced; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

 The Suzi Bass Awards revealed nominations for the 2015-2016 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, September 12, to patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party was generously hosted by the Alliance Theatre, at 6:30pm in The Circle Room, on the third floor, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Producer Jeffrey Seller Explains the Future of Storytelling
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Jeffrey Seller believes there are ways in which the digital age falls short. For him, the experience of live theater fulfills a deep visceral need for live storytelling in a way that cannot be replaced. (more...)

First Look - HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda & Miguel Cervantes Grace Cover of Chicago Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

HAMILTON creator and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and Miguel Cervantes, who will take on the role of Alexander Hamilton in Chicago beginning Sept. 27, grace the cover of the October Issue of Chicago Magazine. (more...)

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