BWW Exclusive: Dame Judi Dench Discusses Shakespeare, Her Passion, CATS, Potential Broadway Return
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2016

Only some are able to ever identify their specific passion, far fewer are able to achieve, and only a select handful are able to make their passion their life's work; Judi Dench is one of those few. When I asked her why, despite a career spanning more than five and a half decades, and nearly every major acting award the world over, she continues to return to the plays of William Shakespeare, in a tone exceedingly gentle, yet slightly dismayed that the question need even be asked, she said, 'Cause that's my passion, Matt.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SHE LOVES ME's Laura Benanti
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for She Loves Me, Laura Benanti, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

VIDEO: David Schwimmer, Rebel Wilson & James Corden Compete in Epic Rap Battle!
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, after host James Corden and David Schwimmer exchanged blows in a heated rap battle, Rebel Wilson showed up to end it all and drop the mic. (more...)

VIDEO: Twenty88 Perform 'On the Way' on LATE LATE SHOW
by - May 27, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, music guest Twenty88, made up of Big Sean and Jhene Aiko, performed "On the Way." Watch the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: John Cena & Anna Paquin Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, after recalling some of The Rock's patented insults for him, John Cena learns he may have beef with Kevin Hart and has a message for him. (more...)

VIDEO: Fleur East Brings Down the House with 'Sax' LATE LATE SHOW Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, music guest Fleur East brought the studio audience to their feet performing her hit 'Sax.' Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Rose Byrne & Seth Rogen Perform Crosswalk the Musical: THE LION KING on 'Corden'
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden welcomed Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen to his theater company ahead of their performance of THE LION KING in the crosswalk of Beverly Boulevard at CBS. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden & Anne Hathaway Compete in Epic Rap Battle
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

We've seen her sing in LES MISERABLES, but did you know Anne Hathaway has some serious rapping skills? (more...)

BWW Preview: Broadway Stars at THE STUDIO ON 35 in Eatontown on 6/4
by Marina Kennedy - May 25, 2016

The Studio on 35 announces their Grand Opening on June 4, 2016 at 21 Main Street (Rt. 35) Eatontown. Offering free sample classes from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Attendees will get to experience world-class training from Broadway performers and enjoy face painting, activities and refreshments throughout the day. (more...)

VIDEO: Jim Sturgess & Anne Hathaway Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - May 25, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked guest Jim Sturgess about the fanfare that came with his role in "One Day" and Anne Hathaway admits she's not a very good liar. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

UPDATE: Tickets for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Now Sold Out
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tickets for the event went on sale at noon today, May 25th, and according to the event's official web site, they have now sold out! (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Rita McKenzie Attends Pre-Tony Party with Men of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The fabulous Rita McKenzie, star of the award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!, recently attended a pre-Tony bash thrown by the HAMILTON company. Here she is celebrating their whopping 16 nominations with the cast and creative team at the IAC Building. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christiane Noll, Christina Bianco & More Sing the Musicals of the 60s at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 24, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee & YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, two-time Nightlife Award-winner Scott Coulter (who travels around the world performing with Stephen Schwartz), Jeannette Bayardelle (original cast of The Color Purple), Cooper Grodin (plays The Phantom in the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera), Tony-nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Drama Desk Award-nominee Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods,Irving Berlin's White Christmas) just took part in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1960s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company to Stage Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Everyone's favorite storybook characters are brought together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.  The story follows a Baker and his Wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his Wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Chewbacca Mom' Gets Advice from James Corden & J.J. Abrams on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden picked the 'Chewbacca mom' up in his car along with 'Star Wars' director J.J. Abrams, who had some notes for Payne. (more...)

Triangle Rising Stars Awards Finalists Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Along with Theatre in the Park, Playmakers Repertory Company and ABC 11, Durham Performing Arts Center is thrilled to present the culmination of this year's Triangle Rising Stars program announced from a record number of applicants. The Triangle Rising Stars Live Showcase and Awards show will take place at DPAC on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. starring the student finalists from Triangle-area high school musical productions. Triangle Rising Stars is a non-profit education initiative created in 2010 to celebrate high school theater students who participate and excel with wide -ranging talents in their musical productions. Triangle Rising Stars is a regional qualifying program for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA). (more...)

Winners of 2016 Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

A panel of nationally recognized judges, include casting director Michael Donovan; producer, director and choreographer Andy Ferrara; and actress Wendy Rosoff, announced the 2016 winners of The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors held at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, May 23. (more...)

VIDEO: Sacha Baron Cohen & John Leguizamo Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - May 24, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked guest Sacha Baron Cohen about the time his character Ali G interviewed Donald Trump about an inventive product for eating popsicles. (more...)

VIDEO: Frightened Rabbit Performs 'Get OuT' on LATE LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, music guest Frightened Rabbit performed their hit song 'Get Out' for the studio audience. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Marlene Grindinger Releases UME
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Marlene Grindinger, a devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'UME': a cheerful and enlightening book that shows the reader that the world can be a wonderful place. (more...)

Playhouse Square Announces Winners of First Annual Dazzle Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly held its inaugural Dazzle Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 21. The Dazzle Awards are affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ('The Jimmy Awards') presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

Anthea Thompson to Muse on MY BRILJANTE EGSKEIDING at the Drostdy Theatre this June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Geraldine Aron's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE has been produced worldwide since its debut in 2001, including a production featuring British comic legend, Dawn French. Now for the first time in South Africa, and in Afrikaans, MY BRIJLANTE EGSKEIDING will star Anthea Thompson.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Playhouse Square Announces Winners of THE DAZZLE AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly held its inaugural Dazzle Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 21. The Dazzle Awards are affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ("The Jimmy Awards") presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

Broadway Babysitters Launch Childcare Agency Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Broadway Babysitters, New York City's first entertainment specific childcare agency, is set to officially open on Tuesday, May 24th. Broadway Babysitters, which first launched their childcare drop-off center at Pearl Studios in NYC on March 5, 2016, was created by Broadway actors Vasthy Mompoint (Rocky) and Jennifer Melenke (Into the Woods) to meet the needs of the familes of New York City as well as the performing artist community and their families. Now their referral only childcare agency is officially open for business for everyone in New York City. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

2016 Roger Rees Awards Honor New York Students; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc. presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards) on Sunday, May 22 at The Beacon School in Manhattan. The two-hour showcase hosted by Tim Federle (co-writer of Tuck Everlasting) featured 35 students who had played leading roles at 26 high school located throughout the five boroughs of New York, Long Island and Westchester. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Present INTRODUCING VICTORIA COOK on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Introducing Victoria Cook, June 8th, 2016 at 9:30. This concert is being Produced and Directed by Mitchell Walker of AKA Studio Productions. Tickets are available at www.54Below.com (more...)

BWW Review: Raymond Marc Dumont Directs a Difficult, Disturbing, and Brilliant THE WILD PARTY
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - May 21, 2016

An air of curiosity and expectation was in the air at the opening of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY at South Portland's Portland Players. The 1997 musical with book, music and lyrics by Lippa is not a familiar piece for many musical theatre audiences. What they experienced in a little over two hours, created in the searing vision of director/choreographer Raymond Marc Dumont, was a theatre piece that is difficult, disturbing, and absolutely brilliant! (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?Ghostlight Records releases the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical Jasper in Deadland online and in stores today, Friday, May 20. The show - with music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver and book by Oliver and Hunter Foster - was hailed as "a playful, silly-smart, new musical" by The New York Times, which called the score "buoyant and wide-ranging, with rich harmonies." The recording is produced by Ryan Scott Oliver and John Clancy. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/jasper-in-deadland. (more...)

VIDEO: Jerrod Carmichael Explains How He Solves All of His Problems in the Shower
by - May 20, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, guest Jerrod Carmichael talked about his writing process, and explained that he learned most of his accomplishments start in very long showers. (more...)

VIDEO: Ziggy Marley Performs 'Weekend's Long' on LATE LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

On last night's Late Late Show, music guest Ziggy Marley performed the song 'Weekend's Long' for the studio audience. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

2016 Minty Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Minty Organization, the non-profit company which oversees The Minty Awards, is gearing for one of the most exciting nights of Staten Island theatre- The Sixth Annual Minty Awards, set for Sunday, June 5 at 7pm at the historic St. George Theatre (35 Hyatt Street). (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage MASTER CLASS, 6/9-26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? The Human Race rounds out its 2015-2016 season with the 1996 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Master Class. One of the opera world's greatest legends takes center stage as Maria Callas gives three aspiring singers a rough introduction to the reality of performing. During a voice master class at the Julliard School, this controversial personality-now in the twilight of her career-remains fearless as she looks back upon her life-the triumphs and heartbreaks, the egos and ambitions, the glories and the scandals. This biographic drama presents a revealing look at a commanding diva and the sacrifice for art. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Choreographs Number for DANCING WITH THE STARS
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

When James Corden learns he's at DANCING WITH THE STARS to choreograph a bumper, and not the whole show, he swallows his pride and follows his destiny. (more...)

Photo Flash: The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark 'Congratulates' SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

That diabolical eight-year-old Tina Denmark (as played by Tori Murray in RUTHLESS!) has again been seen stalking the Theatre District. This week she stopped by SHUFFLE ALONG to congratulate the producers on their 10 Tony nominations as well as their recent big Drama Critics' Circle prize. Undaunted after being told that the producers don't actually live at the theatre, the opportunistic little b*tch posed for this photo showing off her terpsichorean skills. It's no secret that Tina will do anything to land in a hit Broadway show...ANYTHING! (more...)

Christina Bianco and More Sign on for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee & YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, two-time Nightlife Award-winner Scott Coulter (who travels around the world performing with Stephen Schwartz), Jeannette Bayardelle (original cast of The Color Purple) and Cooper Grodin (plays The Phantom in the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera), will join previously announced Tony-nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1960s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

VIDEO: Chelsea Handler & Peter Krause Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - May 19, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James tried his hand at matchmaker, surprising staff member Tiffany by setting up a game of live Tinder, with some dating advice from Chelsea Handler. (more...)

VIDEO: Music Guest Broods Perform 'Free' on LATE LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On last night's Late Late Show, music guest Broods performed their song 'Free' for the studio audience. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/19/2016 - RUNNING WILD in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

Today's big news: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre launches its summer season with RUNNING WILD tonight in London! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ocean State Theatre's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick presents the stylish, spirited and fast-paced musical comedy Anything Goes through May 22. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Aimee Hunsinger - Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!
by Guest Blogger: Aimee Hunsinger - May 19, 2016

Hello. My name is Aimee and I will be your tour guide to anything and everything Millbrook Playhouse. I am super excited to share my experiences this summer with you.  Millbrook Playhouse is a unique theater that used to be a barn. It has been open for over 50 years, and I have been with the barn for 11 of those years! (Including this summer season) This summer I will be in Peace Love and Cupcakes, The Little Mermaid, and the Teen Performing Arts Academy's production of Into the Woods Jr. I will write about performances, rehearsals, and the fabulous adventures with my wacky friends.  (more...)

BWW Preview: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Milburn Stone Theatre - Elkton Station
by Scott Serio - May 19, 2016

Putnam Spelling Bee Raises Roof At Milburn Stone Theater's Elkton Station (more...)

Lilla Crawford & Jenna Ortega to Join The Rockettes in NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that Jenna Ortega and Lilla Crawford will share the role of Emily, the teen girl lead in New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase at Radio City Music Hall. The limited eight week engagement runs from June 15 through August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at www.rockettes.com/newyork and at the Radio City box office. (more...)

Sheridan Smith FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording To Be Released July 8th
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

Pre-orders for the Menier Chocolate Factory production that transferred to the West End's Savoy Theatre are now being taken by Amazon. (more...)

Lucy Maunder to Join MATILDA as 'Miss Honey' in Brisbane and Perth
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Michael Watt announced today that Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company as Miss Honey for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Christine Baranski will lead a new spinoff series of CBS's acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE, which ended its seven-season run on May 8th (more...)

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