Robin de Jesus, Tony Sheldon, Frenchie Davis & More Set for Orlando Benefit Performance of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Frenchie Davis (Rent, American Idol), Gideon Glick (Spider Man, Spring Awakening), Robin de Jesus (Two-time Tony nom. La Cage aux Folles & In the Heights), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody) Ben Mayne (South Pacific tour), Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet, In the Heights), MJ Rodriguez (Runaways, Rent), Tony Sheldon (Tony nom. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Jason Tam (If/Then, A Chorus Line), Clarke Thorell (The Front Page, Annie) and more are set to perform a concert version of Max Vernon's musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to raise money for the victims of the Pulse Orlando massacre. It will be directed by Scott Ebersold with Music Director James Dobinson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Robert Creighton and Company Celebrate 100th Performance of CAGNEY!
by Walter McBride - Jun 30, 2016

Just yesterday, Robert Creighton, star and co-creator of Cagney, and company members celebrated their 100th performance on the stage of the Westside Theater. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can check out photos below! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: CAGNEY Celebrates 100th Performance in Yankee Doodle Style.
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

Co-author and star Robert Creighton celebrates with the cast of Off-Broadway's musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes. (more...)

CAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

This afternoon, Wednesday, June 29, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 100th performance at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. CAGNEY had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

Award-winning non-for-profit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) held their 6th annual PRIDE benefit concert on Monday, June 20, 2016. To start the night, Daniel Quadrino, from Broadway's Wicked and Newsies, sang 'Imagine' to reflect on the tragedy that happened in Orlando. He was joined onstage by members of the New York community, to echo the sentiment that New York stands behind Orlando and that art can be used to inspire and change minds. Scroll down for a video of the performance! (more...)

OPEN A NEW WINDOW: THE SONGS OF JERRY HERMAN Set for Alma Theater, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Cain Park and the Musical Theater Project have come together to present Open A New Window: The Songs of Jerry Herman on July 21 in the Alma Theater. This event is hosted by The Musical Theater Project's Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier featuring Caitlin Hyland and Joe Monaghan. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the lead performers and creative team for the Tony Award-winning musical La Cage aux Folles (The Birdcage). Skylight's production runs November 18 through December 23 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Bay Area Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 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. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes L5Y, BULLETS, FROZEN Star Betsy Wolfe
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, June 27th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Betsy Wolfe. She made her Broadway debut in the 2007 production of 110 IN THE SHADE, and in 2010, she returned to Broadway in EVERYDAY RAPTURE. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein Addresses LGBT Community at Trailblazer Honors in Wake of Orlando Shooting
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein was recently honored at the 3rd Annual Logo Trailblazer Honors. In his acceptance speech, Fierstein took the opportunity to speak to the LGBT community in the wake of the Orlando shooting, telling the community to 'put your arms around each other' and reinforcing that the community is 'surrounded' with love and acceptance. Watch his full speech below. (more...)

Broadway Vets Ashley Kate Adams and Jim Kierstead to Produce Short Film ACE
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

A producing team with Broadway ties will produce 'ACE,' a short film that will begin principle photography in Los Angeles on Monday. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Cady Huffman in SHEAR MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, are proud to welcome Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman to the cast of Shear Madness. Cady assumes the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated by Lynne Wintersteller. Also joining the cast is Jonathan Randell Silver, most recently seen in Please Continue at Ensemble Studio Theatre, who will assume the role of Mike Thomas.  Adam Gerber, who created the role of Mike Thomas, has replaced Jeremy Kushnier in the role of Eddie Lawrence. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Ashley Kate Adams Set for A Class Act NY's Two Acting Camps in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

This July, the award-winning Manhattan acting studio A Class Act NY is offering two unique acting camps for young actors, ages 7-18. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 42ND STREET Tour Cast Dances to Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop the Feeling'
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2016

The national tour of 42nd Street just wrapped up a 3-week run at Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre.  The cast shows off their dance moves in this ode to JT's "Can't Stop the Feeling" and celebration of summertime!   (more...)

42ND STREET National Tour Coming to Bass Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly presents the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET at Bass Performance Hall July 12-17. Tickets start at $44 and are on sale NOW! (more...)

Rachel Platten to Perform Musical Tribute to Orlando on 3rd Annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Logo today announced that multi-platinum selling pop star Rachel Platten will remember the innocent lives lost in the tragic shooting at the Pulse LGBT nightclub in Orlando during the third annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS airing on Logo and VH1 (more...)

Tony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh to Bring Music of Billy Joel to LA County Arboretum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Pasadena POPS continues their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel on Saturday, July 9 at the LA County Arboretum. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Karen Olivo, Eden Espinosa & More Will Mentor Students at 2016 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS have announced the industry coaches for the eighth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 27th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY & More Pose for Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup!  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Connecticut Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents the Broadway classic West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics byStephen Sondheim, and based on a concept ofJerome Robbins. West Side Story will be directed and choreographed by Cassie Abate (CRT's Peter Pan, A Chorus Line, The Music Man) is the final show of the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Moonlight's PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Clap your hands if you can believe it, the Tony Award-winning musical production 'Peter Pan' soars back to Moonlight Amphitheatre from July 20, 2016 to Aug. 6, 2016 at 8 p.m. The classic, family favorite production hit the Broadway stage in 1954 and has since been adapted for the movie screen several times for more than 60 years. The original Broadway production and revivals received nine Tony Award nominations with the most recent in 1999 for Best Revival of a Musical. The Moonlight production features the sets and costumes of the famous Cathy Rigby production, including spectacular flying effects. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Broadwaysted, BRIGHT STAR's AJ Shively Play 'Lights of Broadway Against Humanity,' More
by Broadwaysted - Jul 5, 2016

Play along as AJ Shively (Broadway's BRIGHT STAR) joins Bryan, Kevin, & Kimberly for some whiskey, prosecco, broadway talk, theatre games, bad puns, more whiskey, and July 4th America talk. They play Lights of Broadway Against Humanity, Dirty Hands On a Hard Body Randy, and America's Playlist. AJ and Bryan start a movement to 'Bring Back BIG,' we talk E.T., and so much more! (more...)

Felicia Boswell, Mark G. Meadows & Cleavant Derricks to Lead JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Jelly's Last Jam directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight). The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson featuring the music of Jelly Roll Morton runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS is currently taking the West End by storm, and now the sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 July. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Close Out Moonlight Stage's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

When the daylight ends and the moon ascends, find yourself at Moonlight Amphitheatre for 'The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy.' The creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky family we all know and love storms onto the Moonlight stage Wednesday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Music Circus' CABARET, Starring Robin De Jesus, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robin De Jesus, Kaleigh Cronin, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More in CABARET at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Theatre Titan James M. Nederlander Passes Away at 94
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

According to the New York Post, Broadway James M. Nederlander passed away last night, July 25. He was 94 years old.  (more...)

BWW Feature: HENRY AWARDS 2016 presented by Colorado Theatre Guild
by Chris Arneson - Jul 22, 2016

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch a teaser for the show! (more...)

Broadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Irene Bunis, the veteran wardrobe supervisor for many Broadway productions since 1980, passed away on July 21st in New York City. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT at Globe Iconic Store
by BWW Staff - Jul 2, 2016

Live theater in the Philippines has entered a new dawn. The Globe Iconic Store in the busy Bonifacio High Street is now home of a humongous open-air theatre--complete with video boards--aimed to reach out to new theater audiences in the metro, which telco company Globe calls 'accidental theater.' For its maiden offering, Globe has partnered with one of the Philppines' multi-awarded theater companies, 9 Works Theatrical ('Grease,' 'La Cage aux Folles'), to stage the Philippine premiere of the rock Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents Peter Pan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Clap your hands if you can believe it, the Tony Award-winning musical production 'Peter Pan' soars back to Moonlight Amphitheatre from July 20, 2016 to Aug. 6, 2016 at 8 p.m. The classic, family favorite production hit the Broadway stage in 1954 and has since been adapted for the movie screen several times for more than 60 years. The original Broadway production and revivals received nine Tony Award nominations with the most recent in 1999 for Best Revival of a Musical. The Moonlight production features the sets and costumes of the famous Cathy Rigby production, including spectacular flying effects. Tickets are $10 to $55 and general admission lawn is $8 to $20 and includes lawn chair provided at entry. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724- 2110 or visit moonlightstage.com.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Revere to Anatevka: The Odyssey of Actress Susan Cella
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 18, 2016

"I haven't specifically counted," the dynamic actress sitting opposite me replies. "Somewhere between 1000-2000 performances, I think. I've done the role with Theodore Bikel and Harvey Fierstein, on both national tours, and in regional and stock houses all over the country." Susan Cella is speaking of her signature portrayal of Golde, the vehicle which has brought her to the latest stop in her artistic journey, Maine State Music Theatre in a new production of the Bock-Harnick musical, Fiddler on the Roof, that opens July 20. (more...)

CABARET, Starring Robin de Jesus and Kaleigh Cronin, Coming to Music Circus This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic Cabaret. Performances are Tuesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS, Starring Cady Huffman, Returns Tonight at New Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Shear Madness, the hit comedy whodunit, resumes performances at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street) tonight, Friday July 15th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/14/16- Arthur Laurents
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Arthur Laurents! Laurents' first play, Home of the Brave, opened on Broadway in 1945, followed by many others. He wrote his first musical, West Side Story, in 1957, followed by Gypsy and others. His first screenplay was The Snake Pit in 1948, followed by others including Rope, Anastasia, The Way We Were and The Turning Point. His own play, Invitation to a March in 1960, was the first of several he directed. I Can Get It for You Wholesale in 1961 was the first musical he directed, followed by others including La Cage aux Folles and Gypsy with Angela Lansbury, then Tyne Daly and most recently, Patti LuPone. He pased away in May 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Luft, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou and More Visit CAGNEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This week, July 17, marks the 117th birthday of Hollywood legend James Cagney. This very same week, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about James Cagney, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theatre, upstairs. Among the stars who've recently come out to celebrate Cagney are Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, 'Sex & the City'), Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island), Lorna Luft (Guys & Dolls, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Grease 2), and Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Beauty and The Barber? Susan Egan and Len Cariou Visit CAGNEY
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

Broadway's original Belle and Sweeney Todd pay visits to see the tough guy in tap shoes. (more...)

CAGNEY The Musical Celebrates James Cagney's Birthday with New Block of Tickets on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Happy Birthday, James Cagney!  This week marks the 117th birthday of James Cagney (he was born on July 17, 1899). Also this week, Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves.).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Shoe Designer Jimmy Choo Steps Into KINKY BOOTS in London
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Renowned fashion and shoe designer Jimmy Choo recently attended a performance of London's KINKY BOOTS and took a moment to pose -- in the show's famous boots -- with the company backstage. Check it out below! (more...)

Broadway's Ashley Kate Adams, Halle Morse, Lauren "Coco" Cohn and More Teaching Weekly Classes for Young Actors Starting This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Jul 12, 2016

A Class Act NY is proud to announce Broadway's Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage aux Folles), Halle Morse (MAMMA MIA!), Lauren "Coco" Cohn (MAMMA MIA!), and more will teach its advanced-level and all skill-level fall classes in musical theatre, voice-over, on-camera and acting technique.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ALADDIN Tony-Winner James Monroe Iglehart
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 11, 2016

On Monday, July 11, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart. Iglehart made his Broadway debut in 2007 as Mitch in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. In 2009 he originated the role of Bobby in the Tony Award winning Best Musical, MEMPHIS. (more...)

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