In the Heights on Tour

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS from New Stage Theatreworks at Theatre Tallahassee
by Paula Kiger - Jul 9, 2017

This New Stage Theatreworks production of In the Heights takes viewers far beyond Tallahassee, puts us squarely in Washington Heights, and gets us bailando. (more...)

BWW Preview: Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Will Play Four More Performances at Palm Canyon Theatre
by Audrey Liebross - Jul 9, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights is playing for four more performances at the Palm Canyon Theatre, from Thursday, July 13, 2017, through Sunday, July 16, 2017. (more...)

Pre-Order Starts Today for GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Premiere Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the premiere cast recording of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series - in digital and physical formats on Friday, July 28. The album is available for pre-order starting today, Friday, July 7. (more...)

Nashville's Circle Players Reveals Cinema-Inspired 68th Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 7, 2017

Bring It On The Musical launches Circle Players' cinema-inspired 68th Season - a lineup that includes four musicals and one play - and the company is offering season ticket packages for theater-goers eager to witness the oldest community theater in Middle Tennessee's latest slate of productions, all related to  major motion pictures. (more...)

Pre-Order Jessica Molaskey's PORTRAITS OF JONI Today; Birdland Concert Set for August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Ghostlight Records will launch a special new label imprint, Ghostlight Deluxe with the latest release from celebrated actress and singer JESSICA MOLASKEY, Portraits of Joni, which is available for pre-order starting today, Friday, July 7. Customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the single "Help Me." The album will be released in physical and digital formats on Friday, July 28.   (more...)

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Olney Theatre Center is Just Plain 'Loverly'
by Charles Shubow - Jul 6, 2017

I recall with reverence the illustrated cover of the original cast album of MY FAIR LADY by the acclaimed caricaturist, the late Al Hirschfeld (who has a Broadway theater named in his honor). It featured the author of 'Pygmalion' which MY FAIR LADY is based on, George Bernard Shaw, overlooking a cloud in heaven with puppet strings holding up the two lead characters in the show, Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, It's a true classic. So was the original cast which opened on Broadway in 1956 and starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison and later became a smash movie with Harrison and Audrey Hepburn in 1964. I recall having a reserved seat ticket for the film. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, July 14 at 2:30 PM.  (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Among CHCI's 2017 Medallion of Excellence Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and its Chair Congressman Joaquin Castro announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda and Castulo de la Rocha will each receive a CHCI Medallion of Excellence award at the upcoming CHCI 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in the nation's capital on Wednesday, September 13. (more...)

BWW Previews: IN THE HEIGHTS at New Stage Theatreworks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Tallahassee's New Stage Theatreworks will present Lin-Manual Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights July 7-18 at Theatre Tallahassee. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. This limited engagement is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

Roberto Araujo to Star in DO YOU DREAM IN SPANISH? at Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Roberto Araujoto will star in his show DO YOU DREAM IN SPANISH?, with additional material by Michael Perrie Jr., at the Fresh Fruit Festival, opening July 17, 2017 at 9pm at the Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Jiving, Two-Stepping, and Swinging Through the Career of Andy Blankenbuehler
by Linnae Medeiros - Jul 3, 2017

Though he began his Broadway career as an ensemble dancer in countless productions ranging from 'Guys and Dolls' to 'Man of La Mancha,' Andy Blankenbuehler has become known as one of the go-to choreographers in the theatre world. With him having three shows currently running on the main stem, including his newly Tony-winning 'Bandstand,' we are looking back at the extensive and diverse resume of this extraordinary creator. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Julissa Sabino Opens up About Her Journey as Esmeralda
by Sally Henry - Jul 3, 2017

At the end of this month, prolific Atlanta leading lady Julissa Sabino is stepping into the shoes of the most un-princess-like of Disney heroines. (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including "Dancing Queen" and "Voulez Vous," get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

Michelle Veintimilla joins the cast of WOMEN OF THE WINGS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Michelle Veintimilla joins the cast of WOMEN OF THE WINGS: A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS at Feinstein's/54 Below on August 4th! (more...)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TEMPLE OF SOULS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

MULTISTAGES, in association with Dr. Judy Kuriansky and Jane Velez-Mitchell, is pleased to present a first look at  the award-winning musical, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, co-written by poet Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris,  and MultiStages Artistic Director Lorca Peress. Peress also helmed the production, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, choreography by Enrique Brown, and visual design by Obie-winner Jan Hartley. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is currently playing a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances began last night  Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23.  (more...)

HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez to Bring Solo Show to Long Island's Guild Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Mandy Gonzalez, now starring in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, brings her acclaimed concert and talent to Guild Hall for one night only. (more...)

Kyle Carter Joins the Cast of WOMEN IN THE WINGS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Kyle Carter joins the cast of Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN Rolls Into Starlight 7/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten! brings its rib-tickling North American tour to Starlight Theatre for six performances July 25-30. (more...)

Bryan Fenkart and Emily Walton to Star in Goodspeed's New Musical DARLING GRENADINE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The world of a charming songwriter is on the rocks in Daniel Zaitchik's contemporary new musical Darling Grenadine. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Stands Up for Freedom with the NYCLU!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Just last night, the NYCLU (New York Civil Liberties Union) hosted its 15th Annual "Broadway Stands Up For Freedom" Concert, and Mr. Harry Belafonte was honored with the inaugural "Freedom Award" for his lifetime dedication to fighting for civil rights and civil liberties. (more...)

Vanessa Williams, Kelli O'Hara, Raul Esparza, Tectonic's UNCOMMON SENSE and More Set for Sheen Center's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Tahe Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street) announces the fall and winter programming of their 2017-2018 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Star Johnson of #BLACKGIRLJOY at NYMF
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 17, 2017

Now in it's 13th year, NYMF is ambitiously mounting 20 full productions of musicals and more than 30 concerts, readings and other events. Among those concerts is a showcase of music and lyrics by DC native Star Johnson. #BLACKGIRLJOY: STAR JOHNSON IN CONCERT will feature pieces from How to Quit Your Day Job (54 Below), Flattops and F Words (Kennedy Center), and other works created by Star. (more...)

Photo Flash: High-Energy IN THE HEIGHTS Opens at Adrian's Croswell Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

The Croswell Opera House's high-energy production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights opened to packed houses July 14-16. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Ghostlight Records Releases New Single from Alice Ripley Helmed BUBBLE BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release of the Original Cast Recording of Bubble Boy, the new musical based on the 2001 cult classic film of the same name, in both digital and physical formats on Friday, July 28. The show is created by Cinco Paul (music, lyrics and book) and Ken Daurio (book), writers of the international hit animated films The Secret Life of Pets, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, and Despicable Me 1, 2 & 3. Bubble Boy is the second major project for Daurio and Paul this summer, with their new film Despicable Me 3 currently in cinemas nationwide. Starting today, Friday, July 14, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single 'Falling for the Boy.' A new music video is available here. (more...)

People's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' Cole
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

People's Light is delighted to announce the headliners for the upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, slated to open the Theatre's season in October 2017. Emmy-nominated actor Dule Hill (The West Wing) will play Cole, and Broadway regular Daniel J. Watts will appear as Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

Is Casting a Role Correctly an Issue for Both Broadway and Hollywood?
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jul 14, 2017

While this has been an issue for a long time, the public seems to finally be paying attention when it comes to controversial casting choices for not only race, but sexuality and disability.  (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Opens Tonight at Adrian's Croswell Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

'In the Heights,' a musical by Tony Award-winning composer, playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, will open tonight, July 14, at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian. (more...)

BWW Review: SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS Just Need Disco at Obsidian Theater
by Brett Cullum - Jul 14, 2017

It's freaky and fun! Glittery boots, lots of variations on sex and preference, and even a stripper pole front and center means this one is not gonna be a light family musical. If the phrase 'think BARBARELLA meets ROCKY HORROR' makes you shiver in anticipation, then reserve your seats now. (more...)

BWW Review: The Palm Canyon Theatre Reaches New HEIGHTS With Current Production Of Tony Winning Musical
by David Green - Jul 14, 2017

As a diversion from my standard, oft-critical observations of professional theatre, this column serves as less of a "review" and more of a LOVE NOTE to the Palm Canyon Theatre and the cast and creative team of their current stage production, Lin Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, playing through Sunday. For the past twenty years The Palm Canyon Theatre has served as the Coachella Valley's leading community theatre company and, with an annual season of more than a dozen MainStage musical and dramatic productions, provided Palm Springs and neighboring communities with a consistent, quality live theatre experience. (more...)

BWW Interview: Producer Kevin McCollum of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 13, 2017

Kevin McCollum produced some of Broadway's biggest shows, including MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, playing now in Minneapolis. Read along with my engaging conversation with him and learn some tidbits about an upcoming project and what drives his storytelling. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO will produce Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, July 18-23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

by Caryn Robbins - Jul 12, 2017

PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the singer, this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Also announced is a weekly Friday night salute to Broadway from October 20 to December 1st. PBS raises the curtain on three of the Great White Way's most acclaimed recent musical productions. (more...)

Women in Theater News for Summer 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 12, 2017

Connecticut and the O'Neill Theater Center in the Spotlight of This Summer's News for Women in Theater (more...)

VIETNAM Documentary & More Among PBS's Fall 2017 Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the singer, this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (more...)

Resident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) announces the six singers who will become its Resident Ensemble for the upcoming ninth season of its Composers & the Voice training program. Comprised of one each of the basic operatic/vocal categories, the singers for the 2017-18 season will be Coloratura Soprano Tookah Sapper, Lyric Soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper, Mezzo-Soprano Blythe Gaissert, Tenor Blake Friedman, Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and Bass Adrian Rosas. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Northwest Premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, begins performances at The 5th Avenue Theatre on September 12 (press opening Friday, September 15), and runs through October 1, 2017. Tickets start at $29 and will go on sale Wednesday, July 19. They can be purchased at, by phone at 206-625-1900 or at the Box Office at 1308 5th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joshua Grosso and More in IN THE HEIGHTS at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Joshua Grosso is making his Pittsburgh CLO debut as Usnavi in In the Heights, running now through July 16. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens Tonight at Chicago's Oriental Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Broadway In Chicago welcomes the completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. The show wil play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) starting tonight, July 11, through July 23, 2017. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Sutton Foster, and Andrea Burns to Teach in New Zealand Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School (CIMTSS) is excited to announce that two-time Tony-nominee, star of Hamilton, Glee and Frozen JONATHAN GROFF will make his debut at CIMTSS in 2018. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Spotlight Theatre Papatoetoe
by Monica Moore - Jul 10, 2017

Manukau Performing Arts warms up winter with it's hip-hop Latino Musical, In the Heights (more...)

BWW REVIEW: IN THE HEIGHTS Exudes Hot Caribbean Flair
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 10, 2017

Flags of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Mexico adorn the balconies and railings of the barrio in Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2008 musical In the Heights. The show, which won the Tony that year for Best Musical, brings a Hispanic flair to the Benedum stage through the accents, language, and styles of dances, uncommonly seen by a Pittsburgh audience as part of the Pittsburgh CLO's 2017 summer season. (more...)

SoBe Arts to Present World Premiere of TESLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

This September, SoBe Arts will present the world premiere of TESLA, a multidisciplinary opera, by Carson Kievman and Thomas Babe, about the exceptional life, explorations and brilliant inventions of Nikola Tesla.  We are please to announce our amazing cast and creative team and share the story of Tesla. (more...)

Sarah Fernandez and Lauren Baez Bring DOS DIVAS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Sarah Fernandez and Lauren Baez make their Feinstein's/54 Below debut in their show, Dos Divas! From NYU's Tisch School of the Arts comes two fierce newcomers to the Broadway scene. With their unique sense of versatility - ranging from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre to pop hits of the 21st Century - these two Latina beltresses join forces on stage in this special one night only performance to convey through song and story the trials and tribulations of what it takes to make it in New York City. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Kyle Robert Carter, Nic Cory and More to Walk Down the NYMF Aisle in I AM, I WILL, I DO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Romance comes to The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) as they announce I Am, I Will, I Do, a show that redefines relationship norms. The production, an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, features book, music, and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. I Am, I Will, I Do will be directed by Christopher Scott with music direction by Matthew Croft. (more...)

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