BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Loves Jason Robert Brown!
by Ben Cameron - Jul 27, 2016

I remember the first time I heard Songs For a New World. Mind. Blown. Melodic like Andrew Lloyd Webber, cerebral like Sondheim. Perfect. Of course now, Jason Robert Brown is a living legend and one of the most prolific theatre composers in history. (more...)

BWW Review: 11th Annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - Opening Weekend Celebrating Napa's Finest Wines and Cuisine with Music, Theatre, Fitness and More
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 27, 2016

The 11th annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY just wrapped up a ten day celebration, serving up a smorgasbord of Napa's finest cuisine, 100 wineries, stars of music, Broadway, TV, opera, classical, dance, fitness and more. Over 60 events spanned the 10 day festival, enriching art, fitness and local community programs. Opening weekend featured a star-studded lineup of Broadway and TV star, Kristin Chenoweth, brilliant pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, and celebrated opera singer Kathleen Battle, along with the signature 'Taste of Napa' event and 10K/5K Sun Run through the Napa vineyards, not to mention patron dinners, after parties and more! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 BWW Q&A - Luke Kempner
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2016

BWW speaks to Luke Kempner about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Judi Dench Broke My Heart. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton Join New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Broadway, television and film star Justin Guarini returns to Bucks County Playhouse when he joins Tony nominee Euan Morton, Barrymore winner Michele Ragusa and newcomer Aidan J. Lawrence at Bucks County Playhouse for 'Cake Off,' a new musical by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon. 'Cake Off', directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will preview on August 19, with opening night August 20 and run through September 10, 2016. (more...)

Corinne Melancon Leads THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

One of STAGES most frequently requested shows and winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, makes its triumphant return to the STAGES stage. (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...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere Production of MANIFEST DESTINITIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the world premiere of 'Manifest Destinitis,' an Early California adaptation of Moliere's 'The Imaginary Invalid' from Culture Clash founding member and REP Playwright in Residence Herbert Siguenza. The brand new comedy, directed by REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse opens San Diego REP's 41st season. The show's run begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and plays through Sunday, October 9, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (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...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Play Melbourne This December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famous recording session that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time for one incredible night. (more...)

Long Beach International Film Festival Announces its 5th Annual Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The 5th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) is thrilled to announce the musical entertainment line-up at this year's event, which runs August 3 - 5 in the City of Long Beach, New York.   The unique, beachfront film festival, presented by SVS Fine Jewelry Featuring Forevermark Diamond will screen an international slate of more than 40 films, including feature-length narratives, documentaries, as well as short and animated movies suitable for all ages. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016. (more...)

David Perlman to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with MOSTLY FUNNY SONGS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

David Perlman (Baby It's You!, Yank!, Madagascar Live!, and other shows without exclamation points) returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for his solo concert debut of Mostly Funny Songs. (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 26, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that Les Miserables has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

TOUCH, with ONCE's Katrina Lenk, Coming to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

59E59 Theaters welcomes Libra Theater Company with TOUCH, written by Toni Press-Coffman and directed by Nathaniel Shaw. TOUCH begins performances on Thursday, August 18 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 4.  Press opening is Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Rutgers University Brings on Broadway Industry Professionals to Lead Rutgers High School Musical Theatre Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University announces that Stephen Agosto will lead a team of Broadway performers as Artistic Director of The Rutgers High School Musical Theatre Academy. He succeeds founding Artistic Director Alistair Williams. Agosto has a long history in Arts Education, having served on faculty for the TONY award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse and contributing musical theatre curriculum to The New York City Department of Education. Agosto will oversee comprehensive training in Acting led by Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Singing Technique led by Marian Murphy Powell, and Musical Theatre Dance led by Ivette Sosa Dempsey. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Max Crumm Set for 'DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Max Crumm (Disaster!, Grease) joins the Broadway at Birdland concert series presentation of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 4, the LGBTQ+ Edition. This one-night-only event will benefit the One Orlando Fund. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: July 25-31, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 25, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of July 25-31, 2016. (more...)

Lea Salonga Announces Upcoming Tour Dates and the Launch of Revitalized Website
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

 Lea Salonga, world-renowned singer and actress returns to the stage with new tour dates through 2017. The concert tour kicks off in Lytham, UK on August 7thand will travel from Hong Kong to New York City (full listing of cities below). Tickets for Salonga's concert series are available on LeaSalonga.com. (more...)

Lea Salonga Will Launch World Tour from UK This August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lea Salonga, world-renowned singer and actress returns to the stage with new tour dates through 2017. The concert tour kicks off in Lytham, UK on August 7th and will travel from Hong Kong to New York City (full listing of cities below). Tickets for Salonga's concert series are available on LeaSalonga.com. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - Theatre Makes Us Human
by Guest Blogger: Cheyenne Dalton - Jul 25, 2016

As someone who came from a family of electrical linemen and bankers and contract specialists, started out pre-vet in middle school, detoured to pre-med in high school, and finally to theatre - not only did my career choice fail to reach the goals previously set for me by my peers, my teachers, and my parents, but I was left with a huge question: does what I do make a valuable contribution to this world and society?  (more...)

Rockwell Presents AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

ROCKWELL TABLE AND STAGE PRESENTS MORE CLASSIC BROADWAY ON AUGUST 22ND (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour Of Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Is A Dream Come True
by Jeffrey Walker - Jul 25, 2016

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA I just experienced at the Kennedy Center renewed my faith in the show: it is a delight for all the senses, possesses dazzling stagecraft, and is performed by a cast that mines the romance, danger, and intrigue from the story and score. I declare this production a dream come true. Chris Mann, formerly a contestant on THE VOICE headlines the show in the title role, performing with mystery and power. His Christine on the night I attended, Kaitlyn Davis, was stunning, as well. (more...)

VIDEO: WAITRESS' Keala Settle Sings Of Finding Hope In Every Bad Situation
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The Tony nominee from HANDS ON A HARDBODY is bringing down the house in WAITRESS. (more...)

Cast Announced For 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS At Shakespeare's Globe
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, co-adapted by Michael Morpurgo and Globe Artistic Director Emma Rice. After a critically acclaimed 2015 run at Kneehigh's Asylum, Emma Rice's family show will be brought to London for the first time, before embarking on a major international tour of the UK and US. It tells the story of the rehearsed D-Day landings in Devon's Slapton Sands, and stars Katy Owen as the heroine Lily, Mike Shepherd as her grandfather, Adam Sopp as the evacuee Barry, and Nandi Bhebhe and Ncuti Gatwa as American soldiers Harry and Adi. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes LES MIS' Devin Ilaw to 'Something New'
by Something New - Jul 24, 2016

In Episode 415 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Devin Ilaw. Devin Ilaw is a performer, musician, music director, and vocal coach. He can currently be seen making his Broadway debut in Les Miserables, now playing through September 4th. Favorite credits include the 25th anniversary tour of Les Miserables, MISS SAIGON, BERNSTEIN'S MASS, WEARING BLACK, and THE KING AND I. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/23/2016
by - Jul 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/23/2016. (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...)

Eric Kunze Set to Reunite with LES MIS Co-Star Lea Salonga in Manila's FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

According to the Inquirer, Eric Kunze is set to reunite with with Lea Salonga in Manila production of FUN HOME this November.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casts of PARAMOUR, LES MIZ & More Bring it Home to Bryant Park
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 22, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that continued this week, July 21 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. (more...)

Casey Cott, Stark Sands, Marin Mazzie and Solea Pfeiffer to Star in PRINCE OF EGYPT Concert in Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Bay Street Theater and DreamWorks Theatricals are pleased to present a premiere concert reading of the new stage adaptation of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, book by Philip LaZebnik (writer of Mulan, Pocahontas) and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). (more...)

VIDEO: AN ACT OF GOD's Sean Hayes Is The Wind Beneath David Josefsberg's Wings
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Broadway's newest heavenly father and his trusty angel indulge in a Bette Midler standard. (more...)

Photo Flash: A SCYTHE OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME is being presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A SCYTHE OF TIME is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland). It began performances last night, July 21, and will run through July 26, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/22/2016
by BWW - Jul 22, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7/22/2016. (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Star Cole Burden to Join HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cole Burden (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Les Miserables national tour) will join the cast of Himself and Nora, the new musical currently running at the Minetta Lane Theater, starting Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Cole will assume the role of 'Priest' and others. (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...)

BWW TV: LES MISERABLES Brings the Classics to Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2016

In attendance was the cast of Les Miserables (Hayden Tee, Allison Luff, John Owen-Jones) who performed the songs 'Stars,' 'Bring Him Home' and 'I Dreamed a Dream.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

TICKETS are still available for the much-loved musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which flies into Canterbury this summer. The show, at The Marlowe Theatre from Wednesday 24 August, stars Lee Mead (Casualty, Legally Blonde, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) as Caractacus Potts; Claire Sweeney (Brookside, Strictly Come Dancing, Loose Women, Chicago, Guys And Dolls, Educating Rita, and Hairspray) as Baroness Bomburst; Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray) as Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst; Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, War Of The Worlds) as TrulyScrumptious; Matt Gillett (Jersey Boys, Top Hat) as the Childcatcher; and Andy Hockley (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Grandpa Potts. (more...)

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...)

OUTLIERS Theatre Co. to Launch with THE MAIDS at Access Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

OUTLIERS Theatre Co. is proud to debut with an intimate production of THE MAIDS, directed by Ben Gunderson (Les Miserables - Broadway/Nat'l Tour). (more...)

LES MISERABLES Miniseries Heading to TV; BWW Looks Back at Many Adaptations!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

As BWW reported earlier today, Weinstein Television and the BBC will collaborate on a new version of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. Below, BWW looks back on the many incarnations of the Victor Hugo classic (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: July 21, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: July 15-21, 2016. (more...)

New Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2016-17 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals as part of the Broadway Close up series giving theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love, with compelling performances along with eye-opening interviews. (more...)

AVENUE Q opens at Ocean State Theatre on August 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is thrilled to be concluding their summer season with the hysterical and touching Tony® Award-winning musical,Avenue Q, which opens on August 3. (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Six-Part LES MISERABLES Miniseries Coming to Television
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 21, 2016

Weinstein Television and the BBC will collaborate on a new version of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors Connection Summer Camp 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway stars visit Actors Connection Performing Arts Camp and share their stories and tools for success with emerging talent ages 7-16 participating in the weeklong acting program. Brooklyn Shuck (Les Miserables (Ensemble & Young Cosette & Young Eponine U/S), Matilda (Matilda), Tuck Everlasting (Ensemble/Swing)) and Michael Wartella (Wicked (Boq), Tuck Everlasting (Hugo)) led a Q & A panel followed by autographs on July 19 th at Actors Connection New York. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival's Carner & Gregor Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season continues with its CABARET SERIES featuring CARNER & GREGOR (ISLAND SONG). Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls), in the recently renovated Cabaret space on July 31st and August 1st at 7:30pm. Tickets are $26 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

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