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Complete Casting Announced for GOOD TO GO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for the Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase. (more...)

Danielle Brooks, John Tartaglia, and More Join Vineyard Theatre's 10th Anniversary Celebration of [title of show]
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Joanna Gleason and Chris Sarandon are set to host the 2017 Gala Fundraiser celebrating the 10th anniversary of Vineyard Theatre's hit musical [title of show] with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, and a toast to Broadway producer Kevin McCollum.  Michael Berresse will direct the gala show.  Larry Pressgrove will be the music director. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Monday, March 13, 2017, beginning at 6:30pm, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

MAD LIBS LIVE! Heads Into the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Two-time Grammy Award Winning Producer, Michael J. Moritz Jr. and Broadway's Kevin Duda are partnering to produce the Off Broadway Cast Album of Mad Libs Live!  (more...)

Asolo Rep presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking 2017-18 season with Kristoffer Diaz's THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the 2011 Obie Award-winner for Best New American Play. Directed by Jen Wineman, who previously helmed the educational touring productions of Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY previews April 4, 5 and 6, opens April 7 and runs through April 30. The play will be performed in the Cook Theatre, which will be transformed into a full-scale wrestling arena complete with two ringside seating sections to bring audiences even closer to the action.  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Launches The School Of Porchlight Summer Camp Starting In June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre's School at Porchlight launches its inaugural summer camp for children ages 7 - 12 years old. (more...)

HAMILTON Announces #HAM4HAM Lottery in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller is pleased to announce a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show's first performance (March 10th) in San Francisco at the SHN Orpheum Theatre (1192 Market Street at Hyde St. & 8th St).  Forty-four tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each.  Seat locations vary per performance; some seats will be located in the front row. The digital lottery will begin two days prior to each performance. (more...)

NTC Stages the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth Musical COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Novato Theater Company continues its successful 2016- 2017 season with the musical comedy, Company, with book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  The show was originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince.  The NTC production is directed by Patrick Nims, with musical direction by Andrew Klein and choreography by Kate Kenyon.  It is produced by Vicki Martinez.  Company runs March 24-April 16at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Will Receive ASCAP's Founders Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present legendary composer Stephen Schwartz with its prestigious Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. The exclusive, invitation-only gala celebrates ASCAP's top film, television and videogame composers of 2016 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jack Utrata Talks PAW PATROL LIVE and Why Working With Kids is in His Blood
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 24, 2017

Paw Patrol Live, an interactive kids' show based on the hit animated series Paw Patrol, is currently touring the country, making stops at 90 cities throughout the U.S. It is playing Madison Square Garden March 23-26. Jack Utrata, who plays Chase and Jake, recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his experiences in the show, the intricate puppetry work that is unlike anything he's done, and why he loves working with kids. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Photo Flash: Their Shot! First Look at the National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Few things have been as highly anticipated as the national tour of the sweeping hit Hamilton, and now the show has officially kicked off in San Francisco. Check out all-new shots from the touring production below. (more...)

BWW TV: Backstage Pass con Aaron Cobos en IN THE HEIGHTS
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 23, 2017

El actor español Aaron Cobos forma parte del elenco de In the Heights en New Jersey y nos lleva en un viaje entre bambalinas donde conoceremos mas sobre el show y sobre su trabajo en USA. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda's first Broadway show In the Heights recently opened at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, to sold-out performances. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Hits Heights at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 22, 2017

It's a hot summer weekend in Washington Heights, brought to Lancaster complete with an electric blackout. Anything can happen in the barrio, and it does. (more...)

Dick Cavett, Nikki M. James, Karen Mason Among Presenters for 2017 MAC Awards; Songwriter Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????Among those on hand to present the 2017 MAC Awards will be author and talk show host DICK CAVETT, as well as Broadway stars NIKKI M. JAMES (The Book of Mormon; Les Miserables), KAREN MASON (Sunset Boulevard; Hairspray), SALLY MAYES (She Loves Me; Steel Magnolias), SHARON McNIGHT (Starmites), DOREEN MONTALVO (On Your Feet; In the Heights), and MARY TESTA (Xanadu; On the Town). (more...)


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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's tour embarked on its third year at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, nearly 58 years to day that Motown Records was founded. The music of Motown began bringing people together back in 1959, reaching men and women of different cultures, religion, ethnicity and ages, and has provided a message of hope and healing ever since. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Tommy Tune Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and host for TUTS' 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Casey Cott, Courtney Reed and More Sign on for BROADWAY LOVES KELLY CLARKSON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Broadway Loves series makes its return to Feinstein's/54 Below this April 3rd when over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate the original 'American Idol,' three-time grammy award winner Kelly Clarkson. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will enchant the San Francisco Bay Area this May. Beauty and the Beast will take place every Sunday fromMay 21 to June 18, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

ALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Broadway today, March 20th, 2017, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Exclusive Photos: HAMILTON's Christine Allado Holds Solo Concert in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 19, 2017

Recently announced to play the roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the upcoming West End production of the Broadway smash 'Hamilton,' Christine Allado, who was recently seen in the role of Vanessa in West End's 'In the Heights,' graced the stage of the Maybank Performing Arts Theatre in her solo concert, titled 'Songs of a Lifetime,' earlier this month. (more...)

HAMILTON Dance Captains Join Chicago Dance Month Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Audience Architects, the leading service organization for building and engaging dance audiences in Chicago, kicks off the fifth annual Chicago Dance Month with a FREE Opening Celebration Monday, April 3 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Aon Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier. (more...)

Theatre In The Heights press release THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Theatre In the Heights is thrilled to present its next production of the season! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare(Abridged)[Revised] is a side-splitting comedy in which all 37 Shakespeare plays are presented in a hilarious mash-up all in about 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.  (more...)

Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Congas Into 2018 with New Block of Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Producers have announced a new block of tickets has gone on-sale, now through January 14, 2018, for ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY-winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: First Look at IN THE HEIGHTS at Fulton Theatre
by Scott Serio - Mar 15, 2017

In the Heights Invigorates Fulton Theatre In Lancaster Through April 4th (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

Phoenix Best, Ta'Nika Gibson and Zonya Love to Star in All-New DREAMGIRLS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars is excited to introduce the cast for its upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace. (more...)

HAMILTON Announces On Sale Dates for Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on-sale to the public on Sunday, April 30 at 10AM.  Tickets will be available for performances August 11, 2017 through December 30, 2017.  (more...)

VIDEO: Joshua Henry Celebrates Return to HAMILTON with All New #HamJam
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2017

Earlier this year, Joshua Henry departed the Chicago production of Hamilton, where he played the Windy City's Burr. Now he's back in the show, leading the cast of the national tour, and that means that his #HamJams are also back! Below, watch as he puts his own spin on 'You'll Be Back.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Must-See SPAMILTON
by Misha Davenport - Mar 14, 2017

BWW Reviews: A Must-See SPAMILTON (more...)

Crystal Partners with Kevin McCollum to Set Sail with Broadway Talent
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Today, Crystal introduced 'Crystal on Broadway,' an exclusive new partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Kevin McCollum which will bring cast members and creative experts from some of theater's premier shows to Crystal's elegant stages and intimate venues. (more...)

Breaking News: HAMILTON to Kick Off Second National Tour in the Pacific Northwest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

A Second National Tour of the Broadway musical Hamilton will open in February 2018 in Seattle for a six week limited engagement before touring North America, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)

Announcing Theatrical Outfit's 2017-2018 SEASON OF CHARACTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second-oldest continually-operating professional theatre, aspires to create a compassionate, joyful and just community by starting the conversations that matter. From The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a timeless, epic musical co-production with Aurora Theatre (our third year in a row), to the conversation-starting new play Boy about gender reassignment, to the Atlanta premiere of GA native Lauren Gunderson's new, co-authored, Jane Austen-inspired holiday hit Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, to an intimate look at one of legend Billie Holiday's final solo appearances in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, to the Atlanta professional homecoming of Perfect Arrangement, local writer Topher Payne's mid-century gay-rights comedy, to a world premiere collaboration with Atlanta Opera, to T.O.'s non-traditional update on the sizzling Broadway classic 110 in the Shade, to year two of our Unexpected Play Readings, our 2017-2018 Season of Character truly offers something for everyone. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mandy Gonzalez Raises The Roof at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 13, 2017

Mandy Gonzalez "Raised The Roof" and also raised the bar at Feinstein's/54 Below last night and BroadwayWorld was there for her exciting show, (more...)

Lovely Hoffman and Sam Yin to be Honored at SpeakEasy's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

SpeakEasy Stage Company will honor artist and educator Lovely Hoffman and Boston philanthropist Samuel Yin for their sustained and passionate support of the arts at its 2017 Spring Gala, to be held Saturday, April 8, from 6-9PM at the Hyatt Regency, Boston. (more...)

Youth Theatre Company Kicks Off New Space and New Arts Opportunities With Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Gateway Center for Performing Arts' Youth Theatre Company will conclude its 2016-2017 Mainstage Season with Tony Award-winning In the Heights, featuring music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway hip hop sensation Hamilton. In the Heights performs at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, 3125 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63139, April 7th-9th. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: IN THE HEIGHTS at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 13, 2017

Directed and choreographed by original Broadway cast member Luis Salgado, In the Heights at APAC will run March 11th to the 26 at the The Axelrod Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens IN THE HEIGHTS and Adds Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

 The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre adds five performances to the existing run of In the Heights as presales break records. Added performances include Sunday, March 19 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 23 at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 pm, Monday, April 3 at 7:30 pm and Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 pm. In the Heights must close April 4. (more...)

2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The 2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date and time will be announced shortly. (more...)

HAMILTON Officially Kicks Off Tour in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Few things have been as highly anticipated as the national tour of the sweeping hit Hamilton, and now the show has officially kicked off in San Francisco. Hamilton's Facebook page posted a video interviewing the creatives on this exciting evening. Hear from Jeffrey Sellers, Alex Lacamoire, Andy Blankenbuehler and more below! (more...)

BWW Review: CHESS at Pioneer Theatre Company is a Triumph
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 11, 2017

For regular theatergoers, it isn't often that a performance will stand out over the years as one not to be forgotten. Pioneer Theatre Company's triumphant concert version of CHESS (running for three performances only) is one of these. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Round House Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Round House Theatre's Artistic Director Ryan Rilette and Managing Director Ed Zakreski are thrilled to announce the company's 40th Anniversary Season. The 2017-2018 Season includes a musical by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, starring two-time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesus; a world premiere rock & roll comedy directed by Broadway's Rachel Chavkin; and the American premiere of a West End comedy hit. Please see below for complete program details and subscription information. (more...)

Disney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, NightBlue Performing Arts Company opens its 2017 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Disney's TARZAN: The Broadway Musical' at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 10th, 2017 - PRESENT LAUGHTER, 'HONEYMOON' in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: PRESENT LAUGHTER, starring Kevin Kline, begins on Broadway tonight, and Samantha Barks and Arthur Darrell headline HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in London on Sunday! (more...)

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