Andrew Chappelle, Samantha Massell, Julie Benko and More Set for DIVIDED in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Andrew Chappelle, Samantha Massell, Julie Benko, Bart Shatto, L. Steven Taylor and more in DIVIDED, a new musical by Kristen and Luanne Rosenfeld directed by Paul Stancato. (more...)

Gunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New Tunes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In Muriel's Wedding The Musical, Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she's singing. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Samantha Massell
by Broadwaysted - Sep 6, 2016

We're drinking tequila and lemonade as we get Broadwaysted with new #FriendOfTheShow Samantha Massell from Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.  On this week's episode, Bryan and Samantha talk summer camp experiences, Sam shares her excitement to see her INTO THE WOODS mom Heather Headley in THE COLOR PURPLE, and then divulges the fascinating ways she prepared for her current Broadway role.  (more...)

The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

As previously announced, Drama Desk nominee Jonathan Rockefeller debuts a brand new tribute show entitled That Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody that will have its world premiere in NYC. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ben Davis from THE SOUND OF MUSIC ON TOUR
by Kathy Strain - Sep 12, 2016

As THE SOUND OF MUSIC made its way into the hearts of many all over the world, Rogers and Hammerstein's songs have made a lasting impression on many. As THE SOUND OF MUSIC tours around North America, BWW caught up with Ben Davis as they prepared to open in San Antonio, Texas. (more...)

Opera Columbus Opera On The Edge To Premiere Abridged, English Version of LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Opera Columbus continues its innovative Opera on the Edge program in the 2016-17 season, presenting an hour-long, abridged, English-language adaptation of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme. Opera on the Edge performances are designed to provide an introduction to opera for those who have no experience with the art form or who may not be inclined to attend a traditional opera performance in a theatre. (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony Announces BOB'S BOOTCAMPS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Bob Bernhardt, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Principal Pops Conductor hosts an entertaining lecture series, Bob's Bootcamps.  The series takes a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians, composers, music theory, and other musical topics.  The first Bootcamp of the 2016/17 season will be held at the Chattanooga Brewing Company on Thursday, October 13th beginning at 7:00pm and will explore John William's music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Cost is $20 and includes a free drink and hors d'oeuvres. (more...)

THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! Puppet Parody Extends Through the Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Due to popular demand, Off-Broadway's hit puppet parody, That Golden Girls Show! will extend its stay at the Union Square's DR2 Theatre (103 E 15th Street) for the holidays as a new block of tickets is made available through January 1, 2017.  (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

BWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 19, 2016

It's hard to believe that Jonathan Larson's epic rock musical masterpiece, Rent, debuted on Broadway, making headlines around the world, winning the Pulitzer Prize and bringing a whole new generation of audiences to the theater 20 years ago. Larson who died just prior to the show's 1996 off-Broadway opening didn't live to see the acclaim with which his musical - based upon Puccini's La Boheme - was greeted, but if we believe in such things, we may rest assured that since his untimely demise he has watched over Rent's evolution, which includes the 20th Anniversary production now touring the country in an astounding revival which reaffirms its place among the very best of American musical theater. (more...)

Opera in the Heights Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) presents Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme as the second offering of its 21st season, opening Friday, Nov. 11. The story follows a group of starving artists and lifelong friends who find joy amid poverty and transcendent love in the face of tragedy. (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce a diverse 2017 season at their beautiful 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney's north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children's theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.  (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

New Philharmonic to Continue 40th Season with AN EVENING OF GERSHWIN at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New Philharmonic the professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, continues its 40th Anniversary Season with 'An Evening of Gershwin' at the MAC Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Bernadette Peters Narrates 10 LITTLE RUBBER DUCKS Animated Film, Out on Demand Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Jonathan Rockefeller recently released his animated film, 10 Little Rubber Ducks narrated by Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, on iTunes. The short movie will be available live on demand starting tomorrow, October 11, 2016. (more...)

Opera New Hampshire to Present Puccini's Tosca, Conducted by Jason C. Tramm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ever since Tosca, Puccini's "shabby little shocker," premiered at Rome's Teatro Costanizi on January 14, 1900 critics have decided the work, yet begged the question - what gives Tosca its universal appeal? (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Alexandra Silber's Upcoming Novel Tells of Life 'After Anatevka'
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2016

Though she plays Tzeitel in the current Broadway revival, Silber wrote a continuation of Hodel's story after playing that role on the West End. (more...)

Dee Ana Dee to Play Umbrella Adelaide Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Adelaide singer/songwriter Diana Scalzi will debut her new band, Dee Ana Dee, at South Australia's newest music festival. (more...)

BWW Review: The Met's SummerStage Recital Has a Date with an 'Angel'
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 27, 2016

The weather, the stars and “the stars” aligned the other night in Central Park, when the Metropolitan Opera performed its annual recital at SummerStage. Usually home to more pop culture performers, it turned out to be the perfect venue for introductions to some unfamiliar yet striking performers, including soprano Angel Blue, tenor Ben Bliss and baritone Alexey Lavrov. (more...)

Gregory Harrell Set to Perform LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS at Don't Tell Mama on 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Gregory Harrell is bringing his show LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS to Don't Tell Mama on August 15th at 7pm. The performance will feature songs by Bette Midler, David Yazbek, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, The Civil Wars, Rupert Holmes, Kander and Ebb, Shirley Bassey, Nat King Cole, Sondheim, Justin Bieber, Cole Porter, and more.  (more...)

New Charles Aznavour Musical Revue to Open in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

A new musical revue will feature the timeless classics of world-renowned singer and songwriter, Charles Aznavour. (more...)

Bid To Meet FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein, Support The Actors Fund
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers four tickets for the hit revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, plus a $250 gift card to Glass House Tavern. (more...)

Summer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This Summer
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 21, 2016

Although the solstice doesn't officially appear for another week or so, the summer opera clock is already ticking. There's a plethora of performances going on all over New York City, in addition to interesting, entertaining and fascinating productions that are just a hop, skip and jump away. Among them: Lincoln Center's Lincoln Center Festival and Mostly Mozart and On Site Opera's West Village venue, to the more bucolic realms of Bard SummerScape in Dutchess County (NY) for Mascagni and Caramoor in Katonah (NY) for Rossini and Beethoven. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kevin McCollum, productor de Broadway
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 16, 2016

Pocos dias despues de los Tony, hablamos con el productor de tres grandes titulos premiados con el codiciado galardon, que han cambiado el panorama de Broadway en los ultimos 20 años: RENT, AVENUE Q e IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

LA BOHEME Opens in August at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The King's Head Theatre is presenting a radical brand new version of Puccini's timeless classic, La bohème, by Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Becca Marriott opening Wednesday 31st August 2016. (more...)

Updated GODSPELL Plays In Manila, 6/17-26
by BWW Staff - Jun 12, 2016

With familiar tunes such as 'Day by Day' and 'Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,' the beloved Broadway musical 'GODSPELL, which MusicArtes Inc. is staging on the weekends from June 17 to June 26 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City, is not to be missed. Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL features music and new lyrics by 'Wicked's' Stephen Schwartz. The play has been revived regularly ever since its Off-Broadway debut in 1971 and film adaptation in 1973, starring renowned American film and stage actor Victor Garber in the role of Jesus. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

TO LIFE! The talented cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF performs on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Celebrates 100th Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominated show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will celebrate their 100th show in NYC on July 9, 2016 at 12pm at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). The 100th Show will be followed by reception fit for a Very Hungry Caterpillar. (more...)

VIDEO: So You Think You Can Bottle Dance? Take FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Tutorial
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's bottle dance during the first act's climactic wedding scene has become one of Broadway's most iconic dance moments. (more...)

RENT Will Open in Adelaide in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. (more...)

BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 28, 2016

It probably would have been worth the trip to Bard SummerScape's production of Pietro Mascagni's IRIS—last heard at the Met in 1931--simply to make the acquaintance of soprano Talise Trevigne. Through much suffering and indignity, Trevigne sang the title role in a luxurious, plush-voiced, physical performance that made the most of the score by the composer who will always be known for CAVALLERIA RUSTIANA, that signpost of verismo opera. She's a find, and I hope to hear her again. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for RENT at the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Have you had enough of the doom and gloom of political conventions and global politics? Are you looking for an infusion of joy and empathy and hope for the future? Well then, look no further - Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical RENT opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Wednesday, August 3rd running until August 28th and we have joy and love to spare! BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/23/2016
by - Jul 23, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/23/2016. (more...)

Crime-Thriller Opera MOZART & SALIERI Set for Arcola Grimeborn Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Following a successful run in London and Vienna, Time Zone Theatre's immersive production will be part of Grimeborn 2016 at the Arcola Theatre and run from 9th - 13th August at their main house. (more...)

Natasha O'Brien and Stephen Barry to Lead CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Union Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Full casting is announced today for CHILDREN OF EDEN, which returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/16/2016
by - Jul 16, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/16/2016. (more...)

RENT at The Ivoryton Playhouse this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical RENT opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Wednesday, August 3rd running until August 28th. (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN to Return to London for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

25 years after its original West End production, CHILDREN OF EDEN will return to London in a new production at the Union Theatre, opening on Friday 12 August with previews from Wednesday 10 August 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Michael C. Bernardi, Alexandra Silber, George Psomas Look Up Their Immigrant Ancestors at Ellis Island
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

Three cast members of the hit Broadway revival visit the landmark where so many refugees took their first steps in America. (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to End Early Off-Broadway for UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominated show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will end its run in New York City on August 28 to accommodate an earlier start date for its UK Tour, which will begin performances on October 17, 2016. (more...)

Sonnet Repertory Theatre Presents THE OTHER SHORE at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Sonnet Repertory Theatre celebrates classic theatre for a modern planet with a production of a new musical, The Other Shore, directed by Wade McCollum. The Other Shore is being staged at Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street, NYC) and performances are Monday, August 15 at 3:00pm and Tuesday, August 16 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Jonas Kaufmann Launches New Version of 'Godfather' Theme, 'Parla Piu Piano', Now Available on Spotify and Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Listen to Jonas Kaufmann's heartfelt version of the Godfather theme 'Parla più piano' - now also available on Spotify & Amazon: (more...)

Cast Announced For Thriller THE AMERICAN WIFE at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Casting has been announced for THE AMERICAN WIFE, a new thriller coming to Park Theatre from 7 September - 1 October. Looking at the real human cost behind the war on terror and myriads of misinformation, the full cast includes: Julia Eringer, Vidal Sancho, George Taylor, Emilio Doorgasingh, Mitchell Mullen, Anne Wittman, Sanee Raval, Sophie Angelson, Lucia Henry Peragine and Sascha Petrou. The Press Night is Friday 9 September, 7pm.   (more...)

GOLDEN GIRLS Puppet Parody to Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Drama Desk nominee Jonathan Rockefeller debuts a brand new tribute show entitled That Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody that will have its world premiere in NYC. (more...)

Gregory Harrell Performs LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS at Don't Tell Mama 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Gregory Harrell is a performer and voice teacher who lived in NYC for over 20 years, singing, loving, and consuming tacos across the country.  Harrell is currently an Associate Professor of Voice at Baldwin Wallace University. Previously, he taught at Western Michigan University specializing in music theatre performance. His students regularly appear on Broadway, London's West End, National Tours, Las Vegas and TV and film. (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN Returns to London Tonight at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

CHILDREN OF EDEN returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from tonight 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present 2016 Play Festival Winner LAS CRUCES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

?Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Las Cruces by Vincent Delaney, the winner of the 2016 Premiere Stages Play Festival, September 1 - 18 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). (more...)

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