Feinstein's at the Nikko to Launch 'Musicals in Concert' Series with HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

This summer, Feinstein's at the Nikko will present concert productions of two classic Jerry Herman musicals -- Hello, Dolly! and Mame -- as part of their new "Musicals in Concert" series. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 7, 2016
by - May 7, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Adds One Final Performance at Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Although the Royal Alexandra Theatre will close for six months for a major renovation as soon as the show closes, the producers of KINKY BOOTS have managed to squeeze in one more final performance of the immensely popular musical.  The extra show, added to keep up with demand, will be performed on Sunday, May 15 at 7PM.  (more...)

Paul Canaan, Alysha Umphress & More Set for 'Take it from the Top' Workshop at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces a first-class roster of theater professionals set to instruct the "Take it from the Top" summer camp workshop alongside the program's creator and Broadway veteran Paul Canaan (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Miss Saigon). The list of teaching artists includes Alysha Umphress (On the Town, American Idiot, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), Astaire Award nominee Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Wicked, La Cage aux Folles), director/choreographer and performer Carlos Encinias (Gateway Playhouse, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), director/choreographer Connor Gallagher (Disney's Tangled, Goodspeed Opera House, Bucks County Playhouse) and casting director Justin Huff, CSA of Telsey + Company.  (more...)

SEARED, THE CHRISTIANS and More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano have announced five of six selections for the 2016-2017 Mainstage season. (more...)

East West Players Partners with Los Angeles LGBT Center Interns for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center (Center) partner in a perfect pairing of art and social justice in the upcoming production of La Cage aux Folles, the beloved musical with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, opening Wednesday, May 18, and running through Sunday, June 26, 2016. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, NOISES OFF & More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano announced their 2016-2017 Mainstage season. Complete information is available at www.sfplayhouse.org. (more...)

Veanne Cox & Laurel Harris Set for Playhouse on Park's Musical Theatre Preparatory Program
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Registration for the Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park is now open! Running from July 11-July 22, each day is jam packed with classes and rehearsals. Broadway artists Veanne Cox and Laurel Harris will be visiting the program to lead students in master classes. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/3/2016 - 2016 Tony Nominations and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 3, 2016

Today's big news: The 2016 Tony nominations will be announced bright and early this morning, and we're streaming them live! (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (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...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Cast Reveal What They Love About Green Day
by Jude Cartalaba - May 23, 2016

When mobile network giant Globe and professional theater company 9 Works Theatrical ('La Cage aux Folles,' 'The Last Five Years') decided to stage together punk rock band Green Day's sung-through rock opera, 'American Idiot,' at the new Globe Iconic Store in Bonifacio Global City starting on Friday, June 24, newly announced cast members Jason Fernandez, Miggy Chavez, Mako Alonso, and Mark Tayag have been in cloud nine since their auditions because they are huge fans and they love the music of Green Day. (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...)

Bay Area Musicals! to Wrap Inaugural Season with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, 7/9-31
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, closes out its inaugural season with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical comedy, La Cage aux Folles. This thrilling and warmhearted farce centers around Georges and his lover Albin, who stars as Zaza at their St. Tropez drag nightclub 'La Cage aux Folles.' Problems arise when Georges' twenty-five year old son, Jean-Michel - a result from a brief encounter years back - announces that he is engaged to Anne Dindon, the daughter of a well-known homophobic politician, Edouard Dindon. Anne's parents want to come and meet Jean-Michel's mother and father. Little do they know that Albin, a man, has essentially been Jean-Michel's mother figure his whole life. This scenario propels audiences into side-splitting laughter, as well as teary-eyed moments of tenderness. La Cage aux Folles is widely regarded as Jerry Herman's best score and features such classic songs as 'The Best of Times is Now,' 'Song In the Sand,' 'La Cage aux Folles,' and 'I Am What I Am.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Bobby Smith Transform Into Zaza for Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

Signature Theatre will soon stage La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. With an iconic score by Jerry Herman(Hello, Dolly; Mame), featuring 'I Am What I Am' and 'The Best of Times,' and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies), this musical comedy will run from May 31 - July 10 inSignature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: East West's Stunningly Rousing LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Does Fierstein & Herman Proud!
by Gil Kaan - May 20, 2016

The East West Players' latest, La Cage aux Folles, most successfully communicates the heart and humor of Tony Award-winners Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Herman, injecting an Asian flavor as only East West can do. E/W's outgoing Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang deftly directs his very talented cast at a neck-breaking pace allowing just enough time for the laughter to subside and the heartstrings to stop tugging. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

Fashion Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE Begins Previews This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the World Premiere of SHOES & BAGGAGE, a one-woman musical about the "high of the buy." It is written and performed by Broadway veteran Cheryl Stern (La Cage aux Folles, The Women) with music by Drama Desk nominee Tom Kochan (Almost, Maine). Directed by Joe Barros , previews begin May 5 at the cell with opening slated for Thursday, May 12. (more...)

Bobby Smith & Brent Barrett to Lead Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of La Cage aux Folles directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lena Hall, Robin De Jesus & More Pay Tribute to Prince at 42West
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On May 16, Jacob Langfelder's Broadway The Hardway and Michael J. Moritz Jr. presented a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Tribute to Purple Rain at 42West. Check out photos below! (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

David Hare's SKYLIGHT Opens in June at MTC
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

David Hare's contemporary classic Skylight returns to Melbourne Theatre Company's stage 20 years after its Australian premiere. Led by newly appointed MTC Associate Director Dean Bryant (I'll Eat You Last, Next to Normal), Skylight opens on Thursday 23 June at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.  (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Drama Desk Panel with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk on REVIVING THE REVIVAL Set for Sardi's, 5/24
by Lauren Yarger - May 16, 2016

Robin Milling moderates a Drama Desk discussion on Reviving Revivals with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk at Spring Lunch Panel at Sardi's. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

BWW Blog: Lily Erb - Cabaret Night
by Guest Blogger: Lily Erb - May 16, 2016

Every year towards the end of spring, Bay Shore High School puts on an annual Cabaret Night. Cabaret is basically just a talent show, with each performer doing their own act with piano, drum, and bass accompaniment. There's one catch: you can only perform a song from a musical or movie. (more...)

Online Auction Featuring Autographed Broadway Show Art Now Open
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Online bidding is now open on 13 auction lots of custom autographed prints, celebrating the work of SpotCo, one of Broadway's leading advertising agencies. Each print features the final poster art of a show along with three rare, never-before-published preliminary posters. (more...)

Bid On Signed Prints from 'On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution,' Support BC/EFA
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

The just-released book features classic Broadway poster art and never-before-published preliminary posters (more...)

MadLab to Host 2016 Young Writers Short Play Festival This July
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

MadLab's Young Writers Short Play Festival, in its 5th year, will feature a collection of ten short plays written by 11 Columbus area high school students. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

BWW Preview: DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain Benefit Arts for All at 42West on 5/16
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 27, 2016

Jacob Langfelder, along with two-time TONY and GRAMMY nominated producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. will present a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain, on Monday, May 16th at 8 p.m. at 42West to benefit Arts for All. (more...)

VIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING Movie
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

The composer/lyricist talks to Laura Heywood about his first hit musical and his newest. (more...)

BWW Blogs - Un, Dos, Tres... singular sensation
by Marcos Muoz - Apr 27, 2016

Marcos Muñoz, autor de 'Broadwayrriors' firma esta entrada de blog dedicada al programa Un, Dos, Tres que acaba de cumplir 44 años de su estreno en la Television Española (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES México recibe a José Antonio López Tercero
by Clemente Sanchez - Apr 27, 2016

La Cage aux Folles México recibe a José Antonio López Tercero (more...)

Bid To Meet AMERICAN PSYCHO's Duncan Sheik, Support NY Sun Works
by Michael Dale - Apr 26, 2016

The winning bidder receives two house seats for AMERICAN PSYCHO, and meets the composer/lyricist and cast members after the performance. (more...)

Cape Rep Sets Summer 2016 Theatrelab Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Rt. 6A, Brewster, is pleased to announce the continuation of its professional theater training program, TheatreLab.  (more...)

Lena Hall, Robin De Jesus & More Will Pay Tribute to Prince at 42West in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Jacob Langfelder, along with two-time TONY and GRAMMY nominated producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, On The Town, Big Fish, A Night With Janis Joplin), will present a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain, on Monday, May 16th at 8 p.m. at 42West (514 West 42nd Street, www.42WestNY.com). (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

INSTAGRAM CHECK: Sexy Snaps From The Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO (NSFW)
by Michael Dale - Apr 26, 2016

The new Instagram account psychocast is for those who can't get enough of the sexy AMERICAN PSYCHO cast. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Reacts to HAIRSPRAY:LIVE Casting: 'She's Back in the Girdle Again!'
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event to be broadcast live on December 7th. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2016

Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

Strand Theater Announces Full Cast for MURPHY'S LAW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

The Strand Theater in Zelionople, Pennsylvania has announced the complete cast for their upcoming production of the musical comedy Murphy's Law running May 13 - 15, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AMERICAN PSYCHO Begins Its Broadway Killing Spree- Inside the Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, just celebrated its Opening Night on Broadway last night, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The American premiere of a new musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its publication, stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars Walk the Blood Red Carpet for Opening Night of AMERICAN PSYCHO!
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, just celebrated its Opening Night on Broadway last night, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald SchoenfeldTheatre (236 West 45th Street). The American premiere of a new musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its publication, stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22
by Nora Dominick - Apr 22, 2016

Still gushing over Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton winning a Pulitzer Prize? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benjamin Walker, Alice Ripley and the AMERICAN PSYCHO Company Celebrate a Bloody Awesome Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, just celebrated its Opening Night on Broadway last night, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald SchoenfeldTheatre (236 West 45th Street). The American premiere of a new musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its publication, stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Continue Season with THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

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