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A Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical RootsA Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical Roots
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Like all theatre fans, we here at BroadwayWorld are excited to the max for Fox's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE tonight. Following in the footsteps of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, PETER PAN LIVE!, and THE WIZ LIVE!, Marc Platt and Thomas Kail have filled their cast with stars of both stage and screen. While not every T-Bird, Pink Lady, and denizen of Rydell High has Broadway credits on their resume, nearly all of them have some sort of theatrical related experience under their belts. (more...)

BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Leave it to the network that reinvented television with AMERICAN IDOL and created SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, one of the most artistically significant shows in recent memory, to figure out the proper balance in merging musical theatre and live television. FOX's GREASE: LIVE learned from three years of live, middling musicals on NBC (the satisfying WIZ LIVE! notwithstanding) and produced the best, most thrilling live TV musical in half a century. (more...)

Original IN THE HEIGHTS Star Mandy Gonzalez Leads Workshop in Santa ClaritaOriginal IN THE HEIGHTS Star Mandy Gonzalez Leads Workshop in Santa Clarita
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

This weekend, Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez returns to her hometown of Santa Clarita to stage several singing and acting workshops for local high school students. (more...)

BWW TV: GREASE: LIVE Mastermind Thomas Kail Shares Secrets from Set!BWW TV: GREASE: LIVE Mastermind Thomas Kail Shares Secrets from Set!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2016

Tomorrow night, FOX will transport viewers back to Rydell High for GREASE: LIVE, airing January 31 (7PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). BroadwayWorld just met with director Thomas Kail, who told us all about how things are coming together on set and what could be up next! (more...)

Meet FUN HOME's Joel Perez, Taking Over BroadwayWorld's Twitter Today!Meet FUN HOME's Joel Perez, Taking Over BroadwayWorld's Twitter Today!
by Sally Henry - Jan 30, 2016

Come to the FUN HOME- or in this case, BroadwayWorld's Twitter. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next WeekTickets to MOTOWN National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 5 at 10 a.m.  (more...)

Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekAlice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/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/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

FST to Present LAUGHING MATTERS (VOL. 5)FST to Present LAUGHING MATTERS (VOL. 5)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

It's time to face the facts and discuss the most serious of laughing matters. Florida Studio Theatre serves up some hometown humor in the third Cabaret show of the Winter Season, Laughing Matters (vol. 5) Lock the Gates! Subscriptions for all three Cabaret shows can be purchased for as little as $39. Tickets may be purchased online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Bright Star's Maddie Shea Baldwin Joins LOVE SONGS at 54 BelowBright Star's Maddie Shea Baldwin Joins LOVE SONGS at 54 Below
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

Maddie Shea Baldwin (Bright Star) joins the cast of LOVE SONGS for V-Day at 54 Below!  (more...)

BWW Interview: GREASE: LIVE's Cha Cha, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, on Working with Tommy Kail AgainBWW Interview: GREASE: LIVE's Cha Cha, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, on Working with Tommy Kail Again
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 28, 2016

The multi-talented Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer is known to fans of a certain demographic as Kiki on Nickelodeon's THE FRESH BEAT BAND; to others she is known as recording artist Ava Gold; and I first became aware of her as a sultry and captivating Vanessa in the First National Tour of In the Heights. This Sunday, musical theatre fans around the world will be introduced to her as Cha Cha DiGregorio in GREASE: LIVE After about a two-minute phone conversation earlier this week, Yvette and I realized that with her busy schedule, an email interview might be best. (more...)

Photo Flash: Daniel Radcliffe Plays Sorting Hat at HAMILTON!Photo Flash: Daniel Radcliffe Plays Sorting Hat at HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The celebrity guests at HAMILTON are endless, and just last night, stage and screen star Daniel Radcliffe was added to the list. The Harry Potter star even had something to say about where Alexander Hamilton would stand at Hogwarts... (more...)

Opera Columbus to Stage New Production of LA BOHEMEOpera Columbus to Stage New Production of LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Puccini's most popular opera, this immortal tale depicts the tragic love affair between penniless poet Rodolfo and his equally impoverished seamstress neighbor Mimi, living in a community of young, bohemian artists. In this modern, new production by Opera Columbus, its cast of emerging, young artists, including soprano Talya Lieberman, winner of Opera Columbus' 2014 Cooper-Bing Vocal Competition, find themselves navigating the wreckage of post-Katrina New Orleans. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER at Charles Luney AuditoriumAN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER at Charles Luney Auditorium
by Sam Jury - Jan 27, 2016

The two-time Tony Award-winning actress and Broadway Legend Sutton Foster will be performing for one night only this Friday the 29th of January at the Charles Luney Auditorium at St Margaret's College in Christchurch, following two weeks of tutoring and mentoring at the Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School. (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

VIDEO: Music: 10, Lyric: 10: HAMILTON Parody Tells of A CHORUS LINE's Mitzi HamiltonVIDEO: Music: 10, Lyric: 10: HAMILTON Parody Tells of A CHORUS LINE's Mitzi Hamilton
by Michael Dale - Jan 26, 2016

The dancer whose story of body-enhancement became one of A CHORUS LINE's most memorable songs, gets a number of her own. (more...)

Gizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony AwardsGizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Goodspeed Musicals will join to celebrate 70 years of Tony Award-winning music in a blockbuster one-night-only concert event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. (more...)

HAMILTON Cancels Today's #Ham4Ham Because of Winter Storm AftermathHAMILTON Cancels Today's #Ham4Ham Because of Winter Storm Aftermath
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Bad news for HAMILTON fans. According to Twitter, today's lottery has been canceled because of the winter storm aftermath. (more...)

Breaking News: HAMILTON National Tour Will Launch from San Francisco in March 2017; Next Stop Los Angeles!Breaking News: HAMILTON National Tour Will Launch from San Francisco in March 2017; Next Stop Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

A national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will open in spring 2017 in San Francisco and continue to Los Angeles, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)

Erich Bergen, Kimiko Glenn & Laura Michelle Kelly Join BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL Concert LineupErich Bergen, Kimiko Glenn & Laura Michelle Kelly Join BROADWAY SINGS BILLY JOEL Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The lineup is complete for Broadway Sings Billy Joel, the 10th installment of the star-studded BROADWAY SINGS concert series. A cast of 20 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the Piano Man's greatest hits. The performers will be accompanied by a jazz orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Comes to the Adrienne Arsht CenterPhoto Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Performances for the Miami premiere of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL begin Tuesday, February 2 for a limited one-week run through Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Carleigh Bettiol Photographed In Costume Using 1839 LensTWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Carleigh Bettiol Photographed In Costume Using 1839 Lens
by Michael Dale - Jan 25, 2016

Ensemble member Carleigh Bettiol is the latest subject of Josh Lehrer's series of vintage HAMILTON photos. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE Soundtrack Release to Coincide with Live Event; Pre-Order Now!GREASE: LIVE Soundtrack Release to Coincide with Live Event; Pre-Order Now!
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Republic Records, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television have announced exciting news about the release of the GREASE: LIVE Official Soundtrack Album. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renee Fleming to Speak at Penn's 260th CommencementLin-Manuel Miranda, Renee Fleming to Speak at Penn's 260th Commencement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda will deliver the address at the 2016 University of Pennsylvania Commencement on Monday, May 16. Miranda will receive an honorary doctor of arts degree (more...)

I CELEBRATE MYSELF: A CELEBRATION WITH WALT WHITMAN to Play the Davenport TheatreI CELEBRATE MYSELF: A CELEBRATION WITH WALT WHITMAN to Play the Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

I CELEBRATE MYSELF: A CONVERSATION WITH WALT WHITMAN is a hip-hop-infused movement piece about the tedium that many people endure during their work day all the while internally living in a parallel universe of creativity in which they would rather live. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's FUN HOME Twitter Takeover Postponed Due to Broadway CancellationsBroadwayWorld's FUN HOME Twitter Takeover Postponed Due to Broadway Cancellations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Due to the recent announcement that Broadway shows have been cancelled for today, BroadwayWorld is postponing FUN HOME's Twitter takeover. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: JOSEPH Tour Goes to 'Hamilton Heights' in New Lin-Manuel Miranda/Andy Blankenbuehler TributeSTAGE TUBE: JOSEPH Tour Goes to 'Hamilton Heights' in New Lin-Manuel Miranda/Andy Blankenbuehler Tribute
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2016

In honor of HAMILTON's recent anniversary of their Public Theatre opening, the JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT tour cast made their own music video tributing Lin-Manuel Miranda and HAMILTON choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway RoundtableGeorge Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GREASE LIVE, Megan Hilty, CATS, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This WeekSTAGE TUBE: GREASE LIVE, Megan Hilty, CATS, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This Week
by Sally Henry - Jan 22, 2016

Did you know that you can get even more exclusive, in-depth Broadway content on BroadwayWorld's Facebook? (more...)

Albany Symphony to Host THE WILD AND WHIMSICAL WORLD OF DAVID MALLAMUD Concert, Recording SessionAlbany Symphony to Host THE WILD AND WHIMSICAL WORLD OF DAVID MALLAMUD Concert, Recording Session
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

In January 2016, the Dogs of Desire, the Albany Symphony's rock-inspired new music ensemble, and Music Director David Alan Miller will perform and record a concert of American composer David Mallamud's most successful commissions for the ensemble over the past ten years, including his homage to Parisian music hall culture, Last Call at the Folies Bergere, the Glam-Metal Opera, Lizardman, (text by Broadway lyricist Michael Cooper) Victorian Parlor Songs, a salsa-drenched Latin Daytime Soap Opera, (text by Aaron Jafferis), and an Irish-inspired piece Immram. Both the public concert and private recording session will take place at Skidmore College's Zankel Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: Molly Breen and Jessica TheissTHE FRIDAY FIVE: Molly Breen and Jessica Theiss
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2016

Today, our Friday Five spotlight is focused on Molly Breen and Jessica Theiss who last night celebrated, along with the rest of their cast and crew, opening night of White Orchard Theatre's Feels Colder Than Love, conceived by – and directed by and designed by, with video production overseen by – Irina Sundukova, playing the Black Box Theatre at Ensworth High School, in Nashville, through January 29. (more...)

Natalie Weiss, Drew Gasparini, and More Lead BROADWAY ROCKS KELLY CLARKSON at Feinstein's/54 BelowNatalie Weiss, Drew Gasparini, and More Lead BROADWAY ROCKS KELLY CLARKSON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway Rocks Kelly Clarkson a one-night concert featuring Broadway and up-and-coming performers singing their favorite songs by the first American Idol. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross TheatreIN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?Initially booking for a limited 4 week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights has extended its run at King's Cross Theatre for a third time, now booking for an additional 6 months until Sunday 30 October 2016. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now. In the Heights returns to London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. (more...)

Paramount TV's GREASE: LIVE Tops 17 Million Viewers WorldwideParamount TV's GREASE: LIVE Tops 17 Million Viewers Worldwide
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Paramount Television's highly-acclaimed, breakthrough hit GREASE: LIVE delivered more than 17 million total viewers worldwide since it originally aired this past Sunday, Jan. 31. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi, JASPER IN DEADLAND & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekLiliane Montevecchi, JASPER IN DEADLAND & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/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/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BABYLON 101 Features New Tunes and More at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: BROADWAY BABYLON 101 Features New Tunes and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

This past Sunday, January 31st, Feinstein's/54 Below presented BROADWAY BABYLON 101: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, Broadway Babylon's inaugural concert. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Guest Blog: Oh!'s Mariam Khalili On Rossini's LA CENERENTOLAGuest Blog: Oh!'s Mariam Khalili On Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA
by Guest Blogger: Mariam Khalili - Feb 5, 2016

LA CENERENTOLA is an opera Oh! has been waiting for. It's our 20th anniversary season, and we chose to present a diverse selection of works. (more...)

Dave Schoonover & Abigail Shapiro Round Out Cast of V-Day Foundation Benefit LOVE SONGS at Feinstein's/54 BelowDave Schoonover & Abigail Shapiro Round Out Cast of V-Day Foundation Benefit LOVE SONGS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Dave Schoonover (The Fantasticks, Young Frankenstein) and Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Liberty the Musical) are set to join the cast of Love Songs for V-Day at 54 Below! (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: #Ham4Jan- Catch up on ALL of January's #Ham4Ham ActsSTAGE TUBE: #Ham4Jan- Catch up on ALL of January's #Ham4Ham Acts
by Sally Henry - Feb 3, 2016

In January, Lin-Manuel Miranda pulled out all the stops with ten awesome #Ham4Ham shows. So before the first #Ham4Ham of February is released later today, let's take some minutes to binge revisit all ten memorable performances. (more...)

Museum Of The City Of New York Explores Hamilton and Friends: Portraiture in Early New YorkMuseum Of The City Of New York Explores Hamilton and Friends: Portraiture in Early New York
by Michael Dale - Feb 3, 2016

An evening exploring how men like Alexander Hamilton used portraits to craft a public image. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonThe Fulton Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce a season bursting with dance, iconic musical theatre heroes, and a music legend in its mainstage offering! The Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series, now in its third season, will offer three selections, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. The popular family series again will offer four shows that are ideal for the entire family. The 2016/2017 season kicks off with the mainstage series on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, with the triumphant Billy Elliot.  (more...)

GREASE LIVE! Now Available on Digital HD; Coming to DVD 3/8!GREASE LIVE! Now Available on Digital HD; Coming to DVD 3/8!
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Grease is the word! The landmark, live television production of the beloved musical Grease makes its home entertainment debut with GREASE LIVE! now available on Digital HD and coming to DVD March 8, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Additional Cast Members Join V-Day Foundation Benefit Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowAdditional Cast Members Join V-Day Foundation Benefit Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The third volume of the concert features a cast of dynamic performers from the Broadway and NYC theatre communities, singing songs from across the musical theatre spectrum about, well, love. The love we make, the love we take, the love we find, and the love we hold onto - this evening will see and sing us through it all. This year, the song selections feature female musical theatre writers and composers. (more...)

Support Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene: Bid On HAMILTON Tickets and a Voicemail Message From Lin-Manuel MirandaSupport Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene: Bid On HAMILTON Tickets and a Voicemail Message From Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Michael Dale - Feb 2, 2016

Support the New York State Psychiatric Institute's Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene at Columbia University with a winning bid. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE Official Soundtrack Album Debuts at #5 on iTunes!GREASE: LIVE Official Soundtrack Album Debuts at #5 on iTunes!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Adding to the news that last night's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE was a ratings bonanza, Showbiz 411 reports that the soundtrack to FOX's live musical has debuted at number 5 on iTunes (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

Like Lightning! GREASE: LIVE Brings Record Audience to CTVLike Lightning! GREASE: LIVE Brings Record Audience to CTV
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Like greased lightning! CTV's very big January concluded last night with 1.7 million viewers for GREASE: LIVE preliminary overnight data from Numeris reveals, making it the #1 entertainment program Sunday with total viewers and all key demos. The special peaked with 2.37 million viewers, tuning in to Sandy and Danny's dance solo during 'Born To Hand Jive'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Jon Rua Choreographs Video for Jackson Harris' 'Dance with the Devil'STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Jon Rua Choreographs Video for Jackson Harris' 'Dance with the Devil'
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2016

Jackson Harris has just released a new music video for his original song, 'Dance with the Devil,' featuring and choreographed by Hamilton's Jon Rua. To capture the passion and sentiment of the song, the video features an elderly couple traveling back in time to expose the lasting and sometimes turbulent nature of a profound relationship. Check it out below! (more...)

HAMILTON National Tour Will Stop in Atlanta During 2017-18 SeasonHAMILTON National Tour Will Stop in Atlanta During 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Atlanta as part of the 2017-2018 Fifth Third Bank Broadway In Atlanta season, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta. (more...)

MOTOWN National Tour Comes to Kravis Center Next WeekMOTOWN National Tour Comes to Kravis Center Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

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