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IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in Manhattan's Washington Heights - a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Coming to PPAC, 6/9-14KINKY BOOTS National Tour Coming to PPAC, 6/9-14
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS), performs at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) June 9-14, 2015. KINKY BOOTS is part of the Taco/ White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

TEENS ON BROADWAY Showcase Set for the Circle in the Square This MonthTEENS ON BROADWAY Showcase Set for the Circle in the Square This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

On Monday, May 18th at 7 p.m., performing arts high schools from four boroughs will present samples of their best work of the year at Circle in the Square Theatre. Book of Mormon cast member and Circle in the Square Theatre School alumnus Christian Dante White will welcome the performers and inspire them to keep their dream alive. This annual event is the centerpiece of Circle in the Square Theatre School's Teens on Broadway program. (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Emotional Off-Broadway Closing Night Rap With CastHAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Emotional Off-Broadway Closing Night Rap With Cast
by Pat Cerasaro - May 6, 2015

HAMILTON says goodbye to Off-Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chance Theater's SAMSARAPhoto Flash: First Look at Chance Theater's SAMSARA
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Chance Theater will present the West Coast premiere of the highly theatrical journey Samsara. Written by Chance Theater's 2015 resident playwright Lauren Yee, and directed by Benjamin Kamine. Samsara will preview from April 30 through May 7, regular performances will begin May 9 and continue through May 31 on the Second Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Derrick Baskin, Nicholas Christopher & More Join Sherie Rene Scott in WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second StageDerrick Baskin, Nicholas Christopher & More Join Sherie Rene Scott in WHORL INSIDE A LOOP at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming 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. (more...)

Evelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell Star in London Premiere of CARRIE, Opening TonightEvelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell Star in London Premiere of CARRIE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Carrie receives its long awaited London Premiere in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 May 2015, with a press night tonight 6 May. Preview performances were sold sold out, following the best on-sale week of any show in the venue's 22-year history. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New SeasonTheater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New Season
by Matt Tamanini - May 4, 2015

After 18 months of successful broadcasting, the popular Theater People Podcast has launched a KickStarter campaign to help fund their new season. Having interviewed Broadway greats from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Laura Osnes (twice) to Celia Keenan-Bolger, the Theater People Podcast is one of the most influential and inspiring connections that many theatre fans have with their idols. The podcast has become a valuable resource for students, individuals working to build a career in the performing arts, and theater lovers across the world. (more...)

BWW Competition: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Ticket CompetitionBWW Competition: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Ticket Competition
by Jade Kops - May 4, 2015

As BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL is set to premiere in Sydney in June, Supply Evolution is giving BroadwayWorld.com - Sydney readers the opportunity to win one of two Double Passes to the show on Sunday 28 June 2015 at 2pm at NIDA Theatres, 215 Anzac Parade Kensington. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine PaigeThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine Paige
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

On Monday, May 4, Theater People podcast welcomes 'The First Lady of British Musical Theater,' Olivier Award-winner Elaine Paige. For the episode, Paige discusses her farewell tour, and what exactly she means by 'farewell.' She also talks about the upcoming theatrical release of her recent concert which was filmed at Royal Albert Hall in London. Paige, perhaps best know for originating the roles of Eva Peron in EVITA and Grizabella in CATS, shares her remembrances of how those roles came to her and how they changed her life and career. Paige made her Broadway debut in 1995 as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD Sunset Boulevard. She returned to Broadway in the critically acclaimed and Tony award winning 2012 revival of FOLLIES. In the role of Carlotta Campion, Paige received terrific notices for her performance of the showstopping song 'I'm Still Here.' (more...)

ALADDIN Star & Tony Winner James Iglehart Heads to 54 Below TonightALADDIN Star & Tony Winner James Iglehart Heads to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Fresh from his Tony Award winning, nightly show-stopping performance in as the beloved Genie in Disney's Aladdin, as well as Broadway performances in Memphis and Spelling Bee, James Monroe Iglehart makes his 54 Below debut with How the Heck Did I Get Here? tonight, May 4th at 7 pm. (more...)

Robin De Jesus Shows #THESTRUGGLEISREAL at 54 Below TonightRobin De Jesus Shows #THESTRUGGLEISREAL at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Robin De Jesus in #TheStruggleIsReal tonight, May 4th at 9:30pm. Hilarity and silliness ensues as Robin De Jesus tries to figure out why learning, growing up, turning 30 and 'becoming a better person' sucks. (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. Sets Cast of [TITLE OF SHOW] Chicago Storefront PremiereBrown Paper Box Co. Sets Cast of [TITLE OF SHOW] Chicago Storefront Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Brown Paper Box Co. has announced the cast for the Chicago storefront premiere of [title of show], with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. The show will run from July 17 through August 16, 2015 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). Press performances are Sunday, July 19 at 2 P.M. and Monday, July 20 at 7:30 P.M. Ticketing information and more will be posted at www.brownpaperbox.org. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Robin De Jesus & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJames Monroe Iglehart, Robin De Jesus & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Nominations for 20th Annual Rising Star Awards Announced!Nominations for 20th Annual Rising Star Awards Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meg Ryan and Paul Rudd Attend HAMILTON Performance Closing WeekendPhoto Flash: Meg Ryan and Paul Rudd Attend HAMILTON Performance Closing Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

The world premiere production of Hamilton, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail opened February 17, 2015 at the Public Theater. It has hosted an unprecedented number of A-list celebrity attendees from Jimmy Fallon to First Lady Michelle Obama. The latest to join the line-up of Hamilton visitors are actors Paul Rudd and Meg Ryan. Check out photos of the stars with the cast, below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 4-10, Featuring James Monroe Iglehart, Robin de Jesus, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 4-10, Featuring James Monroe Iglehart, Robin de Jesus, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 3, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: James Monroe Iglehart: How the Heck Did I Get Here?; Robin de Jesus: #TheStruggleIsReal; Lane Bradbury: Let Me Entertain You, Again; Daniel Reichard Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein with Special Guest Laura Osnes; and A Very Broadway Mother's Day. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Closes Tonight at The Public Theater; Time for Broadway!Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Closes Tonight at The Public Theater; Time for Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

The world premiere production of HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, concludes its run tonight, May 3, at The Public Theater. But this is not the end of the road for the company. HAMILTON will start performances on Broadway on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where tickets are already on sale. (more...)

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

It was announced today that the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 21st, 2015, will record its cast album on Thursday, May 28th (more...)

NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES Musical Cabaret Set for 6/22 & 29 at Uptown UndergroundNO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES Musical Cabaret Set for 6/22 & 29 at Uptown Underground
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES, a fun, campy and touching witch-themed cabaret conceived by Harmony France, will perform June 22 and June 29, 2015 at 8 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. Featuring Chicago actresses Missy Aguilar, Harmony France, Amanda Horvath and Danni Smith, the two-night only cabaret is directed by Geoffrey Bleeker with musical direction by Aaron Benham. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. $15 tickets are available for students, military members, and veterans. Tickets are currently available at uptownunderground.net. A cash bar is available and guests must be at least 21 years of age. (more...)

Julia Murney, Priscilla Lopez & More to Join Seth Rudetsky at Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop, 6/3Julia Murney, Priscilla Lopez & More to Join Seth Rudetsky at Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The Tony Awards and Dress Circle Publishing announce a special fan experience at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop. Author and Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky will be joined by Broadway favorites Julia Murney (Wicked), Priscilla Lopez (In the Heights), and more who will be reading excerpts from Seth's Broadway Diary, on Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:00 - 7:00PM. The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop is located at the Paramount Hotel and is open daily to visitors. (more...)

Matthew S. Morgan to Host 7th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards Gala, 6/1Matthew S. Morgan to Host 7th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards Gala, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

With school budgets always under pressure to cut, B2 Productions LLC of Norwich, CT has been working to put the focus on the need for high quality musical theater education in Connecticut and Rhode Island High Schools. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed Record 'A Whole New World'!STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed Record 'A Whole New World'!
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, is in its second year on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street).  Aladdin opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre and went on to receive 24 major theatrical award nominations. Below, watch as Aladdin and Jasmine themselves (Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed) record the musical's most beloved ballad- 'A Whole New World.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Miraculous Eric Davis in freeFall's THE TEMPEST: ESTA ISLA ES MIABWW Reviews: Miraculous Eric Davis in freeFall's THE TEMPEST: ESTA ISLA ES MIA
by Peter Nason - May 25, 2015

Eric Davis delivers a revelatory one man performance in one of the year's most exciting, enthralling theatrical experiences. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine TesoriTheater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

On Monday, May 25th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori. In the interview, she talks of the five-year journey that she took alongside lyricist and book writer Lisa Kron adapting Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memior. After a ground breaking Off-Broadway run, the musical is now Tony-nominated and playing at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater. Tesori and Kron have been nominated together for this year's Best Original Score award; should they win, the pair would become the first all-female writing team in Tony history to take home that the prize. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Delivers Commencement Address to Wesleyan University StudentsVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Delivers Commencement Address to Wesleyan University Students
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2015

This weekend, Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda delivered the commencement speech to his alma mater, Wesleyan University. In his address, he relates the ticking clock of life to characters from HAMILTON, talks about 'not throwing away my shot,' and more. Check out the entire speech below! (more...)

Exclusive: Broadway Vets Partner for BROADWAY AT THE W in HollywoodExclusive: Broadway Vets Partner for BROADWAY AT THE W in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

On June 12, musical theater revue show BROADWAY AT THE W opens at The Loft at W Hollywood, formerly Drai's Hollywood.  Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony-Award winning and fan-favorite shows including "South Pacific," "The Producers," "The Book of Mormon," "Motown the Musical" and "Les Miserables" have assembled the highest caliber of Los Angeles-based Broadway performers to offer Angelenos an intimate and heart-stopping taste of Broadway. Tickets start at $10. The show features a live band, rotating program and special celebrity guests. The producers intend to continue the show on a weekly basis at W Hollywood. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyOKLAHOMA! Tour to Play Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

This new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comes from the producers of the highly successful tours of The King and I and Fiddler On The Roof. (more...)

East West Players Announces Extension for THE WHO'S TOMMY, Feat. Cliffton and Deedee HallEast West Players Announces Extension for THE WHO'S TOMMY, Feat. Cliffton and Deedee Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, celebrating its 50th Anniversary season, is pleased to announce the extension of "The Who's TOMMY" which opened on May 13. Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. (more...)

Watch HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Recreate Classic 'Got Milk?' TV SpotWatch HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Recreate Classic 'Got Milk?' TV Spot
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

HAMILTON star Leslie Odom Jr. appears in a new re-enactment of the 1993, Got Milk? advertising campaign. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young ArtistsFlorida Grand Opera Announces 2015-16 Class of Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2015-16 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program. (more...)

Nominations for 4th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announced - Corbin Bleu, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin and More to Present, 5/26Nominations for 4th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announced - Corbin Bleu, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin and More to Present, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced preliminary nominees for THE 4TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. Final nominations in all production and performance categories will be announced on Tuesday, May 26th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andy Karl Hosts Education at Roundabout's 2015 Student Theatre Arts FestivalPhoto Flash: Andy Karl Hosts Education at Roundabout's 2015 Student Theatre Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Education at Roundabout just presented its 5th Annual Student Theatre Arts Festival, hosted by Tony nominee Andy Karl at the American Airlines Theatre. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Producer Kevin McCollum Joins CCM FacultyBroadway Producer Kevin McCollum Joins CCM Faculty
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Peter Landgren, dean and Thomas James Kelly professor of music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), has appointed leading Broadway producer Kevin McCollum to the position of Distinguished Visiting Professor. McCollum's initial appointment will be for three years and will become effective in August of 2015. (more...)

7th Annual CHSMTA Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/17th Annual CHSMTA Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

B2 Productions LLC in Norwich, CT is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards (CHSMTA). The Black Tie Awards Gala will be held Monday, June 1, 2015 at The Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT at 6:30pm and will feature the most outstanding high school musical theater performances from across the State of Connecticut. (more...)

Preliminary Nominations for 4th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announced!Preliminary Nominations for 4th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The annual awards show will be hosted by KABC-7 Reporter George Pennacchio at the Hollywood Pantages on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7pm. All tickets for this awards celebration are $25 and are now on sale to the public online at www.JerryHermanAwards.com, www.HollywoodPantages.com/JHA2015, www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-982-2787 or at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Blvd). Group tickets are available at www.PantagesGroups.com or by calling 866-755-3075 Mon-Fri; 10am-5pm PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Arielle Jacobs and Carrie Manolakos Join Peter Dinklage, Coldplay in 'Red Nose Day' Music VideoVIDEO: Arielle Jacobs and Carrie Manolakos Join Peter Dinklage, Coldplay in 'Red Nose Day' Music Video
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

WICKED's Arielle Jacobs just unveiled her recent 'secret project' -- joining fellow stage vet Carrie Manolakos as backup singers for GAME OF THRONES star Peter Dinklage's 'Red Nose Day' music video alongside Coldplay. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps Cut Song from HAMILTON!STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps Cut Song from HAMILTON!
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2015

The world premiere production of HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, will start performances on Broadway on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where tickets are already on sale. Below, watch as Miranda raps a cut song form the production about the administration of our second President, John Adams! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa HowardThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa Howard
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

On Monday, May 18th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU star Lisa Howard. Lisa made her Broadway debut as Rona Lisa Peretti in the 2006 Tony nominated production of 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. From there she has been seen on Broadway in SOUTH PACIFIC, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and 9 TO 5. In IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Howard has received glowing notices and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her turn as Jenny, older sister of the Bride who's gone out of her way to plan the perfect wedding. Despite acting alongside Broadway favorites like Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, and Sierra Boggess, much has been made of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU being a star making vehicle for Howard.  (more...)

Shoshana Bean and Christopher Jackson Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture TonightShoshana Bean and Christopher Jackson Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

A new concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. This performance, tonight, May 15, will feature Christopher Jackson (In the Heights, Hamilton) and Shoshana Bean at SubCulture. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

Bryan Gula and Solea Pfeiffer to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's GREASE; Cast Announced!Bryan Gula and Solea Pfeiffer to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's GREASE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The American musical sensation, Grease, will send audiences cruisin' through the days of pajama parties, sock hops, and drive-ins with an exuberant cast of Seattle's freshest faces and favorite performers at The 5th Avenue Theatre this summer. (more...)

Tony Nominee Andy Karl to Host Roundabout's 2015 Student Theatre Arts FestivalTony Nominee Andy Karl to Host Roundabout's 2015 Student Theatre Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have announced the fifth annual Student Theatre Arts Festival, hosted by 2015 Tony Award nominee Andy Karl (On the Twentieth Century). (more...)

The Mountain Play Association Adds PETER PAN to 102nd SeasonThe Mountain Play Association Adds PETER PAN to 102nd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Mountain Play - 'A Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure' and the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, is proud to present Broadway's timeless musical Peter Pan directed by Michael Schwartz for its 102nd  season in May and June of 2015.   (more...)

Teaching Young Actors to Present BRING IT ONTeaching Young Actors to Present BRING IT ON
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Drama Learning Center's teen professional company will present Bring It On the Musical next month. Based on the major motion picture franchise of the same name, Bring It On the Musical follows would-be cheer captain Campbell as she is suspiciously re-districted from preppy Truman High to the hard-knock Jackson High. Against the odds, Campbell befriends the head of Jackson's dance crew, Danielle. Together, they form a powerhouse cheerleading squad to stand toe-to-toe with Campbell's old team while they learn about the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Derek Klena Talks LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast RADcording and MoreSTAGE TUBE: Derek Klena Talks LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast RADcording and More
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2015

LIKE YOU LIKE IT, the award-winning musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s, recently wrapped vocal recordings on the upcoming Studio Cast RADcording, coming from Broadway Records this fall. Click below to go behind the scenes with Derek Klena (who stars as Orlando) and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 17-Year-Old Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Inspired by RENT to Write MusicalsSTAGE TUBE: 17-Year-Old Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Inspired by RENT to Write Musicals
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2015

Today, May 12, at The Broadway League's Spring Conference, Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda talked about his first experience seeing RENT when he was 17 and how it inspired him to begin writing musicals. Click below to hear what he had to say! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony YazbeckThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11 the Theater People podcast welcomes 2015 Tony-nominee, Tony Yazbeck. Currently starring in the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, Tony opens up about how the role first came to him for the 2008 Encores production, his experience with the pre-Broadway run at Barrington Stage, and how, as a true triple threat, he was particularly suited to play the role on Broadway. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Confirms THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Musical in DevelopmentTony-Winning Producer Confirms THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Musical in Development
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

In a new interview with the Associated Press, Tony Award winning producer, Kevin McCollum (MOTOWN, RENT, In the Heights) has confirmed that another passion project of his may soon be making its stage premiere. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Stage in the Park's Lively IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Reviews: American Stage in the Park's Lively IN THE HEIGHTS
by Peter Nason - May 11, 2015

American Stage in the Park celebrates three decades of great outdoor theatre with a lively, lovely production of In the Heights that showcases an amazing cast. It's more than just a show; it's an Experience. (more...)

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