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Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album 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.  (more...)

SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Return to SpeakEasy for Four Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, SpeakEasy Stage will remount its acclaimed production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for four additional weeks, December 30, 2016 - January 22, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Other Theatre Company Announces Casting for the Return Holiday Hit BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit with a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, music arrangements by Jermaine Hill, original direction by Carin Silkaitis, additional direction and choreography by Tommy Rivera-Vega, music direction by Ali Goodman, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Additional shows on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets for previews are $20 and for the regular run $25. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

Tickets On Sale for HAMILTON San Francisco Tour Stop 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and SHN announced today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on-sale to the public on Monday, December 12 at 10 AM.  Tickets will be available for performances March 10, 2017 through August 5, 2017.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards Update - Anthony Lee Medina, Shanae'a Moore Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Dwayne Clark and David Hess Join Cast of MDR's Staged Reading TORN ASUNDER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ), where MDR is the resident theater company. The reading is $15 (advance purchase), $20 (if purchased at the door) and open to the public. Student/Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://tornasunder.bpt.me) by clicking the direct link HERE OR by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards Update -Alexis Sims, Xavier Orozco Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Named Creative Producer & Musical Mastermind of THE KINGKILLER CHRONICLE Franchise
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, is partnering with The Kingkiller Chronicle author Pat Rothfuss to serve as creative producer and musical mastermind of feature film and television series adaptations of the best-selling franchise book trilogy. (more...)

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2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards Update - Patti LuPone, Frankie Leo Bennett, Alex Weisman and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

O'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that Paulette Haupt, founding Artistic Director of its National Music Theater Conference, will step down following the 2017 season, after 40 years leading the program. The program began in 1978 after George C. White, founder of the O'Neill, invited Ms. Haupt to launch a new development program for music theater, in a similar mold to the O'Neill's groundbreaking National Playwrights Conference, launched in 1964. (more...)

Rufus Hound to Host Star-Studded Musical Theatre Lineup at Charity Christmas Concert in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Actor's Church in Covent Garden will more than live up to its name on the Sunday before Christmas as a stellar lineup of twelve musical theatre actors will perform in aid of Children with Cancer UK at a special Christmas concert, accompanied by the students of the Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards Update - Brooks Ashmanskas, Anthony Rodriguez Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Full Dates Announced for MOTOWN Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder, Berry Gordy today announced the full route for the upcoming leg of the touring production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The tour will open at the Smith Center in Las Vegas following a tech/preview period in Utica, NY. The full schedule can be found below.  (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Lyrics to His First 'Angsty Song' About Girls
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

MOANA composer Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke to GOOD MORNING AMERICA's Lara Spencer this week and recalled the first 'angsty' songs he ever wrote in high school for a girl he had a crush on named Amanda. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks HAMILTON Movie Version; IN THE HEIGHTS Film Update
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses the possibility of bringing the Tony-winning hip-hop musical to the big screen, gives an update on a film version of In the Heights, and shares his thoughts on the possibility of becoming the world's youngest EGOT winner. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Fourth and Final Extension for IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In the Heights, now playing through Saturday, Dec.31, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The regular scheduled performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $55 - 75. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tickets on Sale Dec. 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Victoria Theatre Association are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at 10 a.m.  Tickets will be available in person at Ticket Center Stage located in the Wintergarden of The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, by phone at 937-228-3630, toll-free at 888-228-3630 or online   at ticketcenterstage.com. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Schuster Center April 11 -16, 2017.  Group orders 10 or more may be placed by calling 937-228-3630, ext. 3074.     (more...)

FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL to Open at the King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

One of the 80s' favourite musicals is returning to the stage. (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Sale Next Week at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Playhouse Square has announced Cleveland engagements of Rodgers + Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Summer 2017. (more...)

Selladoor Productions and Runaway Entertainment Present the Return of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK for the first time since 2011, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 31 July 2017 to start a UK tour, finishing in Milton Keynes on 21 July 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daisy Eagan's Return to THE SECRET GARDEN at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

25 years after the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story The Secret Garden, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle co-presents the timeless tale from now through December 31 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). The musical is directed by David Armstrong, Artistic Director at The 5th Avenue Theatre, with whom STC is co-producing the production. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL to Hit Edinburgh Playhouse Next January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK for the first time since 2011, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 4 August 2017 to start a UK tour, visiting Edinburgh Playhouse on 15 January 2018 finishing in Milton Keynes on 21 July 2018. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announce 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced details of Timothy Sheader's 10th season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's George Washington, Nicholas Christopher, Visits Hamilton Grange!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Earlier today, #FindYourPark enthusiast Mikah Meyer met with Hamilton's newest George Washington Nicholas Christopher (Miss Saigon, Lazarus, Motown) for a private tour of Hamilton Grange National Memorial. During the afternoon, Mikah and Nicholas learned about the role of Hamilton Grange in the National Park Service - and some interesting tidbits about George Washington's connection to Alexander Hamilton's NYC homestead. Mikah is on his way to breaking two world records - becoming the youngest person to visit all 400+ National Park Service sites, and the only person to do it in one continuous trip.  (more...)


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BWW TV: Escucha 'Qué hay más allá' de VAIANA
by Roberto Rodrguez - Nov 18, 2016

El próximo 2 de diciembre se estrena en España la nueva película de Walt Disney Studios VAIANA. La joven María Parrado, ganadora de La Voz Kids es la encargada de interpretar el tema 'Qué hay más allá' (How far I'll go) que forma parte de la película. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Chats IN THE HEIGHTS for Premiere Episodes of BROADWAY BACKSTORY Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

TodayTix, the fast-growing ticketing startup on a mission to redefine the way people see theater, today launched the first documentary style theater podcast, Broadway Backstory. In partnership with Patrick Hinds, founder of the popular Theater People podcast, both new-to-theater millennials and the global theater community will now be able to access the untold, behind-the-scenes stories of hit Broadway musicals - directly from the people who conceptualized and created them. (more...)

Rob McClure, Adam Pascal and Josh Grisetti Will Tour the Country with SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Producer Kevin McCollum  just announced casting for the National Tour of Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony-Award nominated smash hit musical comedy. Three of the current Broadway principals will be reprising their roles on tour: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Musical Receives European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The European Premiere of WORKING will open at Southwark Playhouse on 7 June 2017, with previews from 2 June, for a strictly limited season ending 8 July 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Chats MOANA, LITTLE MERMAID & More on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

On today's THE VIEW on ABC, Tony award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by to chat about what it was like writing music for The Rock on Disney's MOANA and says it was easy because The Rock can sing and is amazingly charming. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Rehearsals of THE SECRET GARDEN Starring Tony Winner Daisy Eagan
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2016

25 years after the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story The Secret Garden, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle co-presents the timeless tale from November 15-December 31 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). The musical is directed by David Armstrong, Artistic Director at The 5th Avenue Theatre, with whom STC is co-producing the production.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

Local Kids, Broadway Stars to Take the Stage in Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan's tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs December 2 to December 17, 2016. (more...)

John Turturro, Alan Cumming, Jasmine Cephas Jones and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from November 16-27, 2016. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks LITTLE MERMAID Reboot; Secret Project for Disney!
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Straight off his work alongside Disney's chief creative officer John Lasseter and MOANA directors John Musker and Ron Clements, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke to Vulture and revealed that he is currently joining forces with 'Zootopia' co-director Byron Howard on a new, original animated film. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at the New Tralier for the 20th Anniversary Production of RENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd, are delighted to announce the addition of further dates to the tour schedule for the new 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT. (more...)

One Night Only! Cast Announced for MDR Staged Reading of TORN ASUNDER by Nikkole Salter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark (more...)

Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Former HAMILTON Ensemblist Jon Rua Shares Sneak Peek of New Dance Video to MOANA Track
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2016

The only thing better than Hamilton or Moana is both of them together, and former standby for the title character in Hamilton Jon Rua is serving us mashup realness in a sneak peek of his latest dance video, set to Alessia Cara's cover of Moana's signature 'I want' song, 'How Far I'll Go.' Check out the video below, and say a little prayer that we get to see the full video sooner rather than later! (more...)

Original 'Belle' Susan Egan Joins THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After eight sold-out shows, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala return to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies at Feinstein's/54 Below on January 29th, 2017 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the European Debut of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Audiences will take an unforgettable journey through the Neverland they never knew this Christmas, as Northampton's Royal stage is transformed for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, now through 31 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Regional Awards Update - Pasha Yamotahari, Johanna Carlisle Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rockland/Westchester Regional Awards Update - Coleman Cummings, Miran Robarts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Regional Awards Update - Atticus Shaindlin, Emily Liberature Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse to Launch New Works Series with FRIDA Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced the launch of a new works program to incubate and develop new musicals for the stage. The program is helmed by Matt Schicker and will kick off on Monday, December 5 at 3:30PM at Pearl Studios in New York, NY, with an invite-only Actors' Equity Association stage reading of Frida, a musical with book and lyrics by Michael Aman and music by Dana P. Rowe. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Adapted for Young Performers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On the heels of the national tour of Lincoln Center's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival sweeping the country now, educators and students will be whistling a happy tune when R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company, releases Getting To Know... The King and I; it was announced today by Rodgers & Hammerstein president Ted Chapin and iTheatrics founder and CEO Timothy Allen McDonald. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Defends Recent HAMILTON/Pence Incident: 'We Stand By Our Statement'
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At last week's UK Gala screening for the new Disney animated film MOANA, HAMILTON writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda defended the musical's recent statement it made to Vice-President elect Mike Pence, who attended the show last month. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Regional Awards Update - Matt Senese, Ella Watts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Porchlight's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends for Fourth and Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In the Heights, now playing through Saturday, Dec. 31, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Regional Awards Update - Vincent Ortega, Candida Orosco Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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