Piedmont Players to Host CABARET Master Dance Class with Tod A. Kubo, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) will host a CABARET DANCE MASTER CLASS with Tod A. Kubo on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 7pm-8:30pm at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC. (more...)

Christina Sajous, Justin Matthew Sargent & More Set for OKAYBETTERBEST Workshops; Hunter Foster to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

OkayBetterBest, a new musical written by Rhonda Kess and Michael Weems and directed by Hunter Foster, will be presented the Ars Nova Loft (511 West 54th Street) as a special industry reading on Thursday, December 3 at 3:00 PM and Friday, December 4 at 3:00 PM. The cast includes Jason Gotay (Bring It On: The Musical, Spider-Man Turn off the Dark), George Salazar (Godspell, Here Lies Love), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Elena Ricardo (Mamma Mia!), Christina Sajous (Holler If Ya Hear Me, American Idiot), Justin Matthew Sargent (Bonnie & Clyde, Rock of Ages) and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening). Industry members interested in attending should email OkayBetterBest@gmail.com and indicate their affiliation. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/10/2015 - THE COLOR PURPLE, LORD OF THE DANCE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 10, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE COLOR PURPLE begins on Broadway, LORD OF THE DANCE gambols into to the Lyric Theatre and more! (more...)

Memorial Service for Voice Teacher James S. Javore to be Held in NYC This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Earlier this month, Boston Conservatory and New York City voice teacher James Javore passed away following a battle with prostate cancer. In celebration of his life, a group of alumni, past students, and colleagues will host an open memorial service this Saturday, May 7, at The Church of Latter Day Saints at 66th and Columbus at 2:00PM. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016. (more...)

Stephen King, David Eggers Among 1,000 Writers Signing Petition Against Donald Trump
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Curtis Sittenfeld, Stephen King, David Eggers, and Junot Díaz are among more than 1,ooo writers who have signed an online petition protesting the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus to Stage OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

In 1982, Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC) kicked off its first season with a single production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The success of that season proved that Schiller Park was an excellent venue for open air Shakespearean theater, and the troupe has continued this tradition for 35 years. "To Tell the Truth," Actors' Theatre's 2016 season, features four plays that ask questions about how far relationships can be strained and even broken by dishonesty, falsehood and slander. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET!'s Jennifer Sanchez to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its eighth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by 5 time Broadway Veteran, Jennifer Sanchez (ON YOUR FEET) on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected 'aspiring artists & friends' at at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street. (more...)

iTheatrics to Launch First Junior Theater Festival West in Sacramento, 2/10-12
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

iTheatrics, the Junior Theater Group and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) will collaborate on the first-ever Junior Theater Festival West (JTF West), February 10-12, 2017 in Sacramento, CA (#JTFWest), it was announced today by Timothy Allen McDonald, founding chairman of iTheatrics and the Junior Theater Group and Julie Theobald, EdTA Executive Director.   (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to journey "Under The Sea" as it presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  (more...)

Broadway's Karen Murphy to Play Sue Mengers in I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its second main stage play of the 2016 season, I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS by John Logan.  Starring Karen Murphy, the play will run Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, May 1 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions.     (more...)

Charles Dause Releases THE KING: RULER OF ISRAEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Former U.S. Marine, Charles Dause, has written a book, The King: Ruler of Israel, which brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of Old Testament hero David as he battles to become the King of Israel. The Bible-based story is historical fiction written for those who may or may not know the Bible story of the shepherd boy who becomes King David. The author, deployed twice to Iraq in 2003 and 2004, is familiar with war in the Middle East and brings characters to life in a way to make readers feel like they are cowered in caves and marching through deserts with David as he fights for 20 years to claim the crown he was promised. (more...)

Poway OnStage to Encore O' BERKLEY, WHERE HART THOU? This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Poway OnStage and Berkley Hart Announces line-up for April 9th 2016 performance of O' BERKLEY, WHERE HART THOU? at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Nathaniel Hackmann, James Leo Ryan & Kathryn Porterfield to Star in TUTS' OLIVER!; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has introduced the cast of Oliver! This classic comes to life on the stage from April 5 - 17, 2016 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Maestro Eduardo Marturet, Rudy Perez & Richard Jay-Alexander Will Lead the The Miami Symphony Orchestra in MIAMI ROCKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

On Sunday, March 20th 2016, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) led by Maestro Eduardo Marturet, alongside Stage Director Richard Jay-Alexander and Classical-Crossover Director Rudy Perez, will perform with an awe-inspiring list of artists which include Afro-Cuban ensemble Tiempo Libre, virtuoso pianist-composer Lola Astanova, electric guitarist Brev Sullivan, vocalists Louis Amanti, Haven Star, EnVee, Malena Burke, Victor Valdez, King David, and R&B legend Sam Moore, who will be honored at the concert. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart Hosts TDF's 2016 Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas Schumacher, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor Disney Theatrical Productions and Thomas Schumacher, its president and producer, at TDF's Gala tonight, March 14 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KISS ME, KATE at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

What do you get when you combine Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter's music and lyrics? A musical that is just too darn hot! Follow the backstage story of feuding couples, raging egos, gamblers and gangsters in the beloved Tony Award-winning musical KISS ME, KATE, onstage now through March 27 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Celebrate the joys, madness and rewards of working in the theater -- both onstage and off. Brush up your Shakespeare and don't miss this witty and delightful musical. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Present 21st Annual BREW-HA-HA Craft Beer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Phoenix Theatre will hold its 21st annual craft beer festival, Brew-Ha-Ha, on Saturday, June 18, 2016, 3:00-7:00 PM. The event is open to individuals aged 21 and older. Sample the region's finest microbrews and craft beers, enjoy live music all afternoon long, and indulge in great food at Indy's original beer sampling event. Proceeds from Brew-Ha-Ha support the Phoenix Theatre. Corporate sponsors for this year's event are The Doug Dilling Team at Unite Real Estate and Williams Creek Consulting. (more...)

BWW Review, Part I: Part's MISERERE and Mozart's REQUIEM a Pair to Remember with Dudamel and LA Philharmonic
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 3, 2016

Early in May, Gustavo Dudamel—the brilliant music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic—was booed at the opening of TURANDOT at the Vienna State Opera purportedly for playing too loud. There were no such complaints when he returned to Disney Hall in Los Angeles on May 20, with a grand, finely nuanced performance that paired the austere but marvelous MISERERE by Arvo Part with Mozart's REQUIEM. (more...)

A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN to Debut at Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Disney aficionados, film buffs and musical theater lovers can expect an evening like no other when eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts performing his own music and sharing entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

The Gateway Announces Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Tony® Award-winning, international smash-hit musical Million Dollar Quartet opens at The Gateway in Bellport, NY, on Wednesday, June 8 and runs through June 25. Tickets start at $59. For tickets, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at www.TheGateway.org. (more...)

Julie Taymor Adds New Character in THE LION KING Mandarin World Premiere, June 16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated the global premiere of the first Mandarin production of Disney's THE LION KING Tuesday night in a gala affair at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. The premiere launched the Grand Opening festivities for the new resort, which officially opens on June 16. A red carpet entry to the new theatre welcomed celebrities, luminaries and Julie Taymor, the Tony Award®-winning director of THE LION KING. (more...)

WBT to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The international smash hit musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

The international smash hit musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/22/16- Alan Menken
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Alan Menken! For Disney, Menken has scored The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, each of which won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, and Tangled. Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists including Howard Ashman,Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. On Broadway, Menken has composed for The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, King David, Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, and Newsies. His most recent Broadway project, Aladdin, is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Alan Menken!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 22, 2016

Today's big news: The new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST movie previews tonight on Disney Channel, and SUMMER SHORTS 2016 kicks off at 59E59 today!  (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn Joins Broadway @ The Art House Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Judy Kuhn is currently starring in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical 'Fun Home,' for which she was nominated for Tony and Drama League Award Nominations and won the Lucille Lortel Award. On July 29 and 30 at 7:00 pm she joins the celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series, with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

A Cappella Ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock to Return to Carnegie Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock -- internationally renowned for seamlessly traversing musical genres through vibrant song, dance, and storytelling -- returns to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. for a performance in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Judy Kuhn to Perform FINDING HOME Benefit for The 52nd Street Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Judy Kuhn, the acclaimed actress and singer who stars in the groundbreaking Broadway musical Fun Home, will perform Finding Home, a concert to benefit The 52nd Street Project, which makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. The event will take place Sunday, February 28, at 7:30pm at the Project's Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd floor, in Manhattan). (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart to Host TDF's Annual Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas Schumacher
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor Disney Theatrical Productions and Thomas Schumacher, its president and producer, at TDF's Gala on Monday, March 14 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC).  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/4/2016 - New Fantine, SMOKEFALL, A BRONX TALE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 4, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LES MIZ gets a new Fantine, SMOKEFALL begins off-Broadway, and A BRONX TALE starts up in New Jersey! (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Present KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

What do you get when you combine Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter's music and lyrics? A musical that is just too darn hot! (more...)

Alastair Whatley, Emily Bowker, Graeme Brookes and More to Lead INVINCIBLE Tour - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Casting has been announced for the first ever national tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE, directed by Christopher Harper. The full cast includes Alastair Whatley as Oliver, (more...)

Full Cast Announced For First National Tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE
by Marianka Swain - Feb 25, 2016

Casting has been announced for the first ever national tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE, directed by Christopher Harper. The full cast includes Alastair Whatley as Oliver, Emily Bowker as Emily, Graeme Brookes as Alan and Kerry Bennett as Dawn. (more...)

Christina DeCicco & Danny Gardner to Lead MARY POPPINS at TUTS; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to introduce the star-studded cast of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)' production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. EVITA's Christina DeCicco and DAMES AT SEA's Danny Gardner headline the company in the title role and as 'Bert', respectively. (more...)

Jim Nelson Releases THE BOOK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

How true that each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history? Surprisingly, it is true as represented by the following rulers: King David for spades, Alexander the Great for clubs, Charlemagne for Hearts, and Julius Caesar for diamonds. Jim Nelson's 'The Book' (published by Xlibris) offers this kind of interesting information to readers. (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/14/2015 - MARJORIE PRIME, MOTHERSTRUCK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 14, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Lois Smith leads MARJORIE PRIME, opening tonight off-Broadway! (more...)

Noah Racey to Host BAC ALL STARS Benefit at Don't Tell Mama, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) concludes it's 2015 season with the BAC ALL STARS Benefit on Sunday, Dec. 13th (3pm) at the legendary Don't Tell Mama.  Hosted by Broadway veteran, Director, Choreographer and Founder of the New York Song & Dance Company Noah Racey, the event will be kicked off by several Broadway pros (listed below). Also featuring the top talent from the BAC open mic series, where casting Director Paul Russell of Paul Russel Casting will be crowning one the 'future of Broadway All Stars 2015.' (more...)

Broadway Couple Hunter Foster and Jen Cody to Lead NC Theatre's GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is thrilled to announce Broadway couple Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody will lead the February 2016 production of Grease as Director and Choreographer respectively.  The power couple starred together in the 1994 Tony®-nominated Broadway revival of Grease for several years, during which the two were married.  NC Theatre's production of Grease runs February 9-14, 2016 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tony Nominee Judy Kuhn to Bring RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome the four-time Tony Award nominee, Judy Kuhn, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances of her acclaimed show, Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, on Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Torben Bett's INVINCIBLE Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

On its first ever national tour, Torben Bett's smash-hit class comedy, Invincible comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 May. (more...)

Ticketed Events for 2016 Nantucket Book Festival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th annual Nantucket Book Festival, June 17-19, has released a schedule of ticketed events for the weekend, building on the already impressive author line-up which includes Marlon James, Sebastian Junger, Diane Rehm, and others. Ticketed events provide audiences with unique opportunities to hear and interact with their favorite authors, while playing an integral part in paying for the Festival. Over eighty percent of the Festival programs are free and open to the public. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Tim Bubenik Pens THINGS HAVE CHANGED FOR ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Tim Bubenik, a first time passionate author, has completed his new book 'Things Have Changed for Me': a gripping and hypnotic read of a sister who finds out her brother has abducted a young boy. (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Recording to Hit Stores, Online This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical JASPER IN DEADLAND online and in stores on Friday, May 20. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

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