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What happens after Happily Ever After, after all? In Sondheim and Lapineís beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way ďInto the WoodsĒ and try to get home before darkóunder the guidance of Mark Lamos, who dazzled us with A Little Night Music in 2008.

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...)

RUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway TodayRUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, will celebrate its 100th performance today, January 30th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupLaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

VIDEO: Beatboxing & Eyebrow Tributes w/ Charlie Puth & James CordenVIDEO: Beatboxing & Eyebrow Tributes w/ Charlie Puth & James Corden
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James chatted with Charlie Puth before his performance about his eyebrow scar and how it's not a Vanilla Ice tribute before they beatbox with Reggie Watts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matthew Perry, Jennifer Mudge & More in THE END OF LONGINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Matthew Perry, Jennifer Mudge & More in THE END OF LONGING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Christina Cole (The Magistrate, The Lightening Play), Jennifer Mudge (Into the Woods, Dutchman) and Lloyd Owen(Good People, The Bodyguard) join internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) to complete the cast in the World Premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 2 February - 14 May 2016. Design is by the 2015 Evening Standard award-winner, Anna Fleischle(Hangmen), with lighting by Lucy Carter and composition and sound by Isobel Waller-Bridge. Check out a first look below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch James Corden & Cindy Crawford Re-Create Famous 1992 Pepsi CommercialVIDEO: Watch James Corden & Cindy Crawford Re-Create Famous 1992 Pepsi Commercial
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Below, watch James Corden and Cindy Crawford re-create her famous 1992 Pepsi commercial on last night's LATE LATE SHOW POST-Super Bowl special. (more...)

VIDEO: Elton John, James Corden Rock Out to LION KING & More in Carpool KaraokeVIDEO: Elton John, James Corden Rock Out to LION KING & More in Carpool Karaoke
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 8, 2016

In this extended version of the LATE LATE SHOW's Carpool Karaoke for the web, host James Corden asks Elton John to help him navigate Los Angeles on a rainy day while the two sing some of his songs, including a Lion King classic and 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me.' (more...)

UPDATE: Erin Pike's THAT'SWHATSHESAID Performed With Revisions After Samuel French's Cease and Desist OrderUPDATE: Erin Pike's THAT'SWHATSHESAID Performed With Revisions After Samuel French's Cease and Desist Order
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The solo piece up of material from popular plays was ordered not to go on after a complaint from one of the playwrights. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan HiltyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

Travis Moser Releases New Album, Will Play Feinstein's/54 Below in AprilTravis Moser Releases New Album, Will Play Feinstein's/54 Below in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

NYC based cabaret, concert and recording artist Travis Moser has released his new album, This Can't Be Love: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart.  (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron & More Perform the History of Sports Movies in 7 Minutes on 'CORDEN'VIDEO: Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron & More Perform the History of Sports Movies in 7 Minutes on 'CORDEN'
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

On last night's special SUPER BOWL edition of CBS's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden welcomed Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron and Adam Devine to perform scenes from classic sports movies such as Bad News Bears, Varsity Blues and The Sandlot (more...)

BWW Review: Lakeland Civic Theatre Journeys INTO THE WOODS for Wishes, Choices and ConsequencesBWW Review: Lakeland Civic Theatre Journeys INTO THE WOODS for Wishes, Choices and Consequences
by Roy Berko - Feb 8, 2016

Most fairy tales start with 'Once upon a time,' and end with 'And they lived happily ever after.' Ever wonder if 'happily ever after' is really true? (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden & Boyz II Men Wrap Up SUPER BOWL with Original Song, 'End of the Road'VIDEO: James Corden & Boyz II Men Wrap Up SUPER BOWL with Original Song, 'End of the Road'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

James Corden wrapped up his Super Bowl episode last night with an original song about the big game set to Boyz II Men's 'End of the Road' featuring a surprise appearance from the group! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More Lead Broadway in Ft. Lauderdale's 2016 / 2017 SeasonSOMETHING ROTTEN!, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More Lead Broadway in Ft. Lauderdale's 2016 / 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

Continuing its reputation as one of the nation's most successful theatrical houses, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, now celebrating its 25th Anniversary season, is delighted to welcome a parade of Broadway hits next season including such current blockbusters as "Matilda The Musical," "Something Rotten!," and "Finding Neverland." (more...)

The Catholic University of America to Stage Sondheim's INTO THE WOODSThe Catholic University of America to Stage Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?Audiences will experience an inventive take on classic fairy-tale characters this month as the musical theatre division of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring production, Into the Woods. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Roundabout's CABARET National Tour with Randy Harrison, Andrea Goss & More!Photo Flash: New Shots of Roundabout's CABARET National Tour with Randy Harrison, Andrea Goss & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The tour just premiered in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center last week on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an updated look at the cast in action! (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist¬†Newton Faulkner¬†joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ¬ģ winning musical,¬†American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after¬†Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from¬†19 March¬†at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until¬†7 May¬†at the New Theatre, Oxford.¬†¬†One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.¬† (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...)

VIDEO: Tom Ellis & Eva Longoria Visit LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Tom Ellis & Eva Longoria Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - Feb 5, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden offered some suggestions for entertainment at Eva Longoria's upcoming nuptials. (more...)

VIDEO: 5 Seconds of Summer Perform 'Jet Black Heart' on CORDENVIDEO: 5 Seconds of Summer Perform 'Jet Black Heart' on CORDEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

On last night's Late Late Show, music guest 5 Seconds of Summer performed 'Jet Black Heart' for the studio audience. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Official: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into OctoberOfficial: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into October
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer's "exhilarating embrace of a production - Independent" starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and "phenomenal talent - Independent" Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on 8 February. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Preps for the Tonys! Watch Him Rap Every Lyric to HAMILTON with Rosie O'DonnellVIDEO: James Corden Preps for the Tonys! Watch Him Rap Every Lyric to HAMILTON with Rosie O'Donnell
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2016

After Rosie O'Donnell explains how much she loves the Broadway hit show, Hamilton, James and Rosie show each other how well they know the lyrics. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the SavoyFUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, is now running Menier Chocolate Factory through March 5 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre from April 9. According to the Daily Mail, the smash hit production, marking the musical's 50th anniversary year and helmed by Michael Mayer, has just extended its run at the Savoy by four weeks through October 8, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden & Chris Martin Tribute David Bowie & More in Carpool KaraokeVIDEO: James Corden & Chris Martin Tribute David Bowie & More in Carpool Karaoke
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Out for a drive, James Corden spots Chris Martin looking for a ride to San Francisco to perform with Coldplay in the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. (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...)

VIDEO: Fellow Ohioans Josh Radnor & Maggie Grace Visit LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Fellow Ohioans Josh Radnor & Maggie Grace Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James welcomed Josh Radnor and Maggie Grace, who have a few things in common about their upbringing and early careers (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Sykes Performs 'Over and Over Again' on LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Nathan Sykes Performs 'Over and Over Again' on LATE LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

On last night's Late Late Show, music guest Nathan Sykes performed 'Over and Over Again' for the studio audience. (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...)

Anna Kendrick & Channing Tatum for 'DIRTY DANCING: LIVE'?Anna Kendrick & Channing Tatum for 'DIRTY DANCING: LIVE'?
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

During Sunday night's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE, star of stage and screen Anna Kendrick teased one idea that makes us over the moon with excitement. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present Elephant and Piggies WE ARE IN A PLAY!Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present Elephant and Piggies WE ARE IN A PLAY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents the Central Florida Premiere of Elephant and Piggie's 'We are in a Play!', script and lyrics written by Mo Willems and music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. Based on the popular book series Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems, the Children's Series musical production runs from April 7 - May 7, 2016 in the Margeson Theater. Tickets ($9 - $15) can be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

Tickets to CABARET National Tour at AT&T Performing Arts Center on Sale 2/12Tickets to CABARET National Tour at AT&T Performing Arts Center on Sale 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that individual tickets for the Dallas engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, February 12 at 10 a.m. where it will perform a limited two week engagement May 25 - June 5, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District.  (more...)

He's the Host with the Most- Meet This Year's Tonys Host, James Corden!He's the Host with the Most- Meet This Year's Tonys Host, James Corden!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

To celebrate today's big news, we're bringing you just a few of our favorite videos of Corden in action, both onstage and in front of the camera... (more...)

VIDEO: Watch First Look at James Corden & Chris Martin's 'Carpool Karaoke'VIDEO: Watch First Look at James Corden & Chris Martin's 'Carpool Karaoke'
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden offered a sneak peek at his carpool karaoke trip with Coldplay's Chris Martin as he works his way up to Santa Clara for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Fillion, Randall Park Visit LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Nathan Fillion, Randall Park Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - Feb 2, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked guest Randall Park about his early days rapping as emcee Randruff and asked him to share some rhymes. (more...)

VIDEO: Cirque du Soleil: Kurios Performs on LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Cirque du Soleil: Kurios Performs on LATE LATE SHOW
by - Feb 2, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James welcomed the Cirque du Soleil: Kurios cast for a performance that tests the limits of the human body. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Tony Nominee Robert Westenberg Joins MSU FacultyINTO THE WOODS Tony Nominee Robert Westenberg Joins MSU Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Missouri State's College of Arts and Letters announced today that Robert Westenberg, Tony nominee for Broadway's Into the Woods, will join its faculty in the fall 2016 semester as musical theatre coordinator and associate professor in the theatre and dance department. (more...)

VIDEO: Joe Manganiello & Jennifer Jason Leigh Visit JAMES CORDENVIDEO: Joe Manganiello & Jennifer Jason Leigh Visit JAMES CORDEN
by - Feb 10, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked guest Joe Manganiello about dating his now-wife Sofia Vergara, and how they tried to keep their relationship out of the tabloids until they wanted to get fried chicken in New Orleans. (more...)

VIDEO: Glen Hansard Performs 'Winning Streak' on LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Glen Hansard Performs 'Winning Streak' on LATE LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, music guest Glen Hansard performed 'Winning Streak.' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Artes de la Rosa to Stage Intimate BIG FISHArtes de la Rosa to Stage Intimate BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artes de la Rosa is proud to announce BIG FISH: The Musical 12 Chairs Version will receive its first North Texas staging this March. The cast features 12 Artes de la Rosa stage debuts for this new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture directed by Tim Burton. Artistic Director Adam Adolfo directs the production. He reunites with Award Winning Musical Director Kristin Spires, who previously collaborated on the North Texas premiere of In the Heights, as well as productions of Into the Woods and Man of La Mancha. Serving as Choreographer is Austin Ray Beck whose work was last seen at the Rose Marine Theatre, Artes de la Rosa's home, in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The production team also includes Kyle Harris as Lighting Designer, Mark Howard as Sound Designer, and Costume Design by Bentleigh Nesbit and Rodney Hudson.  (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden & Super Bowl MVP Von Miller Work on Celebratory Dance VIDEO: James Corden & Super Bowl MVP Von Miller Work on Celebratory Dance
by - Feb 10, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden worked with Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller to evolve the dab before asking about his upcoming experience as a free agent. (more...)

New Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland TourNew Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals will alternate in the role when the show opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Wednesday 24 February 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2016BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2016
by - Feb 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar, Anne Reid and More Slated for The Crazy Coqs This MarchKT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar, Anne Reid and More Slated for The Crazy Coqs This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Nothing but blue skies at Crazy Coqs this March. (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...)

BWW Interview: San Antonio Music Director Darrin NewhardtBWW Interview: San Antonio Music Director Darrin Newhardt
by Backstage Bunny - Feb 1, 2016

Darrin Newhardt is one of the busiest music directors in San Antonio. In recent months he has been the music director of ten shows, including the premier of the musical 'Oh Rats' for the Vexlar Theater. 'Ragtime' 'The Last 5 Years' for the Playhouse San Antonio, 'Young Frankenstein' 'Into the Woods' 'Mary Poppins' and 'West Side Story' for the Woodlawn Theater and many more shows while he lived in Los Angeles, California. On top of that he is the regular accompanist at Broadway Nights, a weekly cabaret at the Woodlawn Theatre every Saturday night, where the cream of San Antonio's singers exercise their vocal skills. He is also a vocal coach to many local performers and has been the music director at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church for the past 15 years. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Sarah Stiles Prepares to Get 'Squirrely' in Solo Cabaret Debut at Joe's PubBWW Interview: Tony Nominee Sarah Stiles Prepares to Get 'Squirrely' in Solo Cabaret Debut at Joe's Pub
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 1, 2016

Following her Tony-nominated performance in Broadway's HAND TO GOD, Sarah Stiles is about to get 'squirrely' at Joe's Pub. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come (more...)

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