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Registration Now Open for Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) 2017 Summer Theatre Camps
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Piedmont Players Theatre has announced its lineup for Summer Theatre Camps 2017. See al the information below! (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse - A Lavish, Luxurious Production Fit For Any Age!
by Greer Firestone - Feb 9, 2017

This is not the CINDERELLA from our childhood. Wise people reconfigured the fantasy tale into a lavish contemporary production that coalesced with gorgeous and stunning technical aspects that make this a memorable theatrical experience for any age. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Thinks Jordan Fisher 'Would Be A Pretty Good Benny' in IN THE HEIGHTS Film
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 9, 2017

As theater fans worldwide eagerly await the film adaptation, little details of the casting are known. However in an interview this week with the Huffington Post, Miranda revealed that he does have one talented actor in mind for the project. (more...)

Stephanie Mills, Orfeh and Lucas Steele Sign on for BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Stephanie Mills (THE WIZ), Orfeh (LEGALLY BLONDE), Lucas Steele (NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812) and NBC's Gus Rosendale will join Stephanie J. Block (FALSETTOS, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD), Mandy Gonzalez (HAMILTON, In the Heights), Mario Cantone ('THE VIEW'), Robert Creighton (CAGNEY), Randy Graff (CITY OF ANGELS, THE BABYLON LINE), to perform at the seventh annual BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! hosted by the one-and-only actress and comedienne Julie Halston. (more...)

Theatre In the Height presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 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. If you don't know Shakespeare, you'll love the mockery and if you do love Shakespeare, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the subtle hard to catch references. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London's longest-running comedy.  (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Host Free Community Event at the Strand Theatre in Conjunction with TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Dorchester's Strand Theatre presents a free community event on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog. (more...)

Don't Throw Away Your Shot! New Block of Seats On Sale for HAMILTON in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today the addition of 16 more weeks for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) putting tickets on sale for performances through January 7, 2018. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, and Broadway in Detroit are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will return to Detroit's Fisher Theatre, April 18-30.  (more...)

James Snyder and T. Oliver Reid Sign on for BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

James Snyder (IN TRANSIT) and T. Oliver Reid (SISTER ACT) join the amazing line up for the seventh annual BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! taking place this Monday, February 27, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE Rocks Out at Standing Room Only Productions
by Brett Cullum - Feb 23, 2017

This story is universal, but the intricate score and stellar cast are unique and astounding. (more...)

Vulture Examines Charles Isherwood's Firing at the Times
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

As previously reported, theater critic Charles Isherwood recently departed The New York Times, with much mystery surrounding his exit. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brandon Victor Dixon and More Line Up for Vineyard's [TITLE OF SHOW] 10th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the 2017 Gala Fundraiser will celebrate 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. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Guests on Tonight's 'Blindspot'
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Broadway's current Alexander Hamilton, Javier Muñoz will guest star on tonight's  all new episode of BLINDSPOT, titled 'Draw O Caesar, Erase A Coward.' The episode airs at 8pm ET/PT on NBC. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with IN THE HEIGHTS at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 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...)

Podcast: 'Broadway Backstory' Explores NEXT TO NORMAL's Road to Broadway
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 21, 2017

The episode tracks NEXT TO NORMAL's journey to Broadway. Through interviews with the show's stars, composers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Director Michael Greif, and Producers David Stone and Carole Rothman, the episode follows the show from it's first incarnation as a college project to a 10-minute musical at the famed BMI Workshop and then through it's development process off-Broadway and out of town before landing on Broadway were it became a long-running Pulitzer Prize winning hit. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Denver North and Strive Prep High Schools' IN THE HEIGHTS
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2017

Denver North and Strive Prep High Schools present In the Heights, February 23, 24 and 25 at 2960 Speer Boulevard. This is the first production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical by a Colorado High School.  (more...)


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BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month with Starry Lineup 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  (more...)

Non-Stop! HAMILTON National Tour to Hit Durham in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play at DPAC in 2018 as part of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2018 / 2019 Season, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller and Nederlander.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mandy Gonzalez Previews RAISE THE ROOF at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Feb 20, 2017

Mandy Gonzalez, on the heels of starring in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on March 12 with an unforgettable solo concert. (more...)

BWW Review: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL at Beck Center For The Arts/Baldwin Wallace University's Musical Theatre Program
by Roy Berko - Feb 20, 2017

Mention Lin-Manuel Miranda and the musical sensation Hamilton comes to mind. If not, then, In the Heights, which had a run at Beck Center last year, is noted. Few know Miranda also wrote both the music and lyrics, along with Tom Kitt and Amanda Green for Bring It On: The Musical, with book by Jeff Whitty, which is loosely based on the 2000 film of the same name. The script centers on the competitive world of cheerleading, with side stories about bullying, teen angst and determining what's important in the world. (more...)

New Production of SPRING AWAKENING to Open in Vancouver for 4 Shows Only
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Come Check Out A New Production Of This Award-winning Musical Playing For A limited engagement (four shows only!) From March 8-11, 2017 At Pacific Theatre. From The Same Creative Team That Brought You Last Year's Sell Out Show, Dogfight Comes Spring Awakening (more...)

Get Ready for 54 Below's All-Female 1776 with an Instagram Preview from Carolee Carmello
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

This Monday, February 20th, President's Day, an all-female cast will present the musical 1776 in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. Star Carolee Carmello recently posted an Instagram video previewing the exciting evening. (more...)

Caroline Flack to Make Her Stage Debut in CRAZY FOR YOU Alongside Tom Chambers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce that Caroline Flack will make her stage debut as 'Irene' in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre's acclaimed production of 'CRAZY FOR YOU'. Caroline joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as 'Bobby'. From the producers of 'Sister Act' and 'Nativity! The Musical', the national tour of 'CRAZY FOR YOU' opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce HAMILTON as a 'Special Engagement' rounding out the full 2017-18 Season by Special Arrangement with BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center! (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the "Other Hollywood" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Sets Cast, Creatives for 2017 POP Tour of #SuperShinySara
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its 2017 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production, #SuperShinySara, by Wesley Middleton, and helmed by acclaimed San Diego director and Moxie Theatre Artistic Director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Counterweight, Without Walls Festival 2013). The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County, now through March 31, 2017. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 16th, 2017 - Broderick Back Onstage, THE PRICE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Matthew Broderick returns to the stage and THE PRICE begins on Broadway! (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

WONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids This March
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Atlantic for Kids 2016/2017 Season will resume Saturday, March 4 with the family rock concert meets live theater adventure Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a New York premiere musical based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice and Wonderland tales, featuring book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, and direction by Marshall Pailet. (more...)

POLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the lineup for year three of Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical' at UArts in Philadelphia. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz to Guest Star on NBC's Hit Drama 'Blindspot'
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

BWW has learned that Broadway's current Alexander Hamilton, Javier Muñoz  will guest star in next Wednesday's all new episode of BLINDSPOT titled 'Draw O Caesar, Erase A Coward,' airing February 22 (more...)

VIDEO: Mandy Gonzalez Mashes Up IN THE HEIGHTS and MOANA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

At her Feinstein's/54 Below show earlier this week, Mandy Gonzalez returned with her unforgettable concert. One of those unforgettable moments from the night was a mashup of both an old and new song by Lin-Manuel Miranda, that even had him sobbing all the way in London, according to Twitter. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! Star David Baida to Bring UNEXPECTED SURPRISE to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Big-hearted Broadway actor/singer David Baida, who wowed his way to a 2016 MetroStar win this past summer, brings us an "Unexpected Surprise," his MetroStar Talent Challenge-winning show, beginning Wednesday March 8.   (more...)

HAMILTON to Anchor Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that Broadway musical HAMILTON will play its premiere Atlanta engagement and anchor the 2017/2018 season at the Fox Theatre. (more...)

Kyle Riabko Returns to Joe's Pub This Week with CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

As previously announced, Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC for two solo concerts by popular demand on today, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

Houston's Theatre Under The Stars Seeking New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Board of Directors announced today a national search to select a permanent Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Juan Pablo Di Pace en 54 Below
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 14, 2017

Hablamos con Juan Pablo Di Pace acerca de su show en 54 Below el próximo 21 y 22 de febrero, de su éxito en Netflix con FULLER HOUSE y de este nuevo capítulo de su carrera.  (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks 'Mary Poppins', Oscar Nom & More on ELLEN
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

On today's ELLEN, the man behind HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda chatted with host Ellen DeGeneres about his Oscar-nominated music in 'Moana.' (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

Carolee Carmello to Lead All-Female 1776 at Feinstein's/54 Below on President's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

On February 20th, President's Day, an all-female cast will present the musical 1776 in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below.  (more...)

FLASHDANCE Returns to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Take your passion and make it happen - one of the 80s' favourite musicals is returning to the stage for the first time since 2011. (more...)

SEASONS OF LOVE Concert Featuring Cast from HAMILTON, MISS SAIGON, A BRONX TALE, and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Tonight, Lexi Lawson, currently playing 'Eliza Schuyler' in Broadway's Hamilton, will join starry alumni of the Broadway, National Tour, and Off-Broadway companies of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical RENT. The special Valentine's Day tribute to the hit musical will take place on February 12 at The Cutting Room. The show will include songs from the musical, as well as special, unheard stories from former cast members, includingRichard H. Blake (A Bronx Tale, Legally Blonde), Antoine L. Smith (Miss Saigon), Corey Mach (Godspell, Hands on a Hardbody), and Christina Sajous (American Idiot, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 10th, 2017 - IN THE HEIGHTS Film, 'SUNDAY' on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, starts previews on Broadway this Saturday! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Talks HAMILTON Movie and the Oscars in New Interview
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The question of whether or not Lin-Manuel will ever return to his role in 'Hamilton' seems to be a popular one these days. In a brand-new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-nominated composer touched on the subject. (more...)

BWW Review: Run Away With the Circus at Fulton's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 10, 2017

The classic Irving Berlin musical gets a facelift and some wonderful singing at the Fulton Theatre (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Perform MOANA's 'How Far I'll Go' Live on the OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Oscar®-nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar-winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars® ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

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