BWW Interview: Simon Gleeson Talks LES MISERABLES' Return to the Singapore Stage This June
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - May 23, 2016

Simon Gleeson has always been very vocal about how he grew up to the music and the stirring plot of Les Miserables. Now as the lead actor in one of the most acclaimed touring productions of the Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg legendary musical, his primal recollections of the show still remain deeply rooted in him, just as his portrayal of Valjean is most assuredly deeply emblazoned onto the subconsciousness of audiences who have had the privilege to see him in this musical theater role of a lifetime. (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...)

3,000 NYC Students to Visit Broadway's LES MISERABLES in June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser has announced that on Thursday, June 2, the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) will be visited by thousands of NYC public school students as the non-profit theatre arts and education organization presents its popular program Creating the Magic. Featuring the cast and production crew of the Broadway revival of the hit musical Les Miserables, the 80 minute program will be offered at 10:45am and 1:15pm. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 23-29, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 23, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 23-29, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrea McArdle, Sally Struthers and More in Gateway's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County kicked off its new season on Wednesday May 18 with ANYTHING GOES. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 22 at 10am. Full Season Subscription Membership is only available now through March 21 and includes tickets to all five Main Stage shows and exclusive membership perks. For more information, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website atwww.TheGateway.org. (more...)

2016 Roger Rees Awards Honor New York Students; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc. presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards) on Sunday, May 22 at The Beacon School in Manhattan. The two-hour showcase hosted by Tim Federle (co-writer of Tuck Everlasting) featured 35 students who had played leading roles at 26 high school located throughout the five boroughs of New York, Long Island and Westchester. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 23-29, Featuring The Skivvies, John Arthur Greene, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 22, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Exposure in Concert, Featuring Lillias White and More; Sven Ratzke's STARMAN; John Arthur Greene at the Metropolitan Room; The Skivvies at 54 Below; and Aladdin's Arielle and Adam Jacobs in 'Sibling Disobedience.' (more...)

Claude-Michel Schönberg Named Visiting Professor at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Claude-Michel Schonberg has been named as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, based at St Catherine's College at the University of Oxford.  He will succeed Simon Russell Beale in October 2016. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/20/2016 - The Drama League Awards and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 20, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The Drama League Awards are being presented today, hosted by Zachary Levi and Megan Hilty! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/20/16- Judy Kuhn
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

Happy Birthday, Judy Kuhn! Kuhn made her Broadway debut was in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She then played Cosette in the 1987 multiple award winning Broadway production of Les Miserables brought her the first Tony Award nomination. The following year, Kuhn took on a transfer from London's West End, playing one of the main roles (Florence Vassy) in the Trevor Nunn-directed Chess, with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (formerly of ABBA) and lyrics by Tim Rice. Later in 1993, Kuhn played the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S premier production of Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Kuhn sang the title role in the 1995 Disney animated film, Pocahontas, the film included her rendition of the song Colors of the Wind, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. On October 23, 2007, Kuhn returned to the Broadway Production of Les Miserables after 20 years, but this time assuming the role of Fantine. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Aaron Tveit, Nikki M. James in CBS's BRAINDEAD
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

CBS has released a first look at the new comedy thriller BRAINDEAD, premiering Monday, June 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The series stars Aaron Tveit (GREASE: LIVE, NEXT TO NORMAL, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN) and Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (more...)

Pilgrim Festival Singers to Perform Four Broadway East Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Pilgrim Festival Singers, a small vocal ensemble of the Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region's principal community choral group, present their South Shore summer concert series, Broadway East. (more...)

2016 Minty Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Minty Organization, the non-profit company which oversees The Minty Awards, is gearing for one of the most exciting nights of Staten Island theatre- The Sixth Annual Minty Awards, set for Sunday, June 5 at 7pm at the historic St. George Theatre (35 Hyatt Street). (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage MASTER CLASS, 6/9-26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? The Human Race rounds out its 2015-2016 season with the 1996 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Master Class. One of the opera world's greatest legends takes center stage as Maria Callas gives three aspiring singers a rough introduction to the reality of performing. During a voice master class at the Julliard School, this controversial personality-now in the twilight of her career-remains fearless as she looks back upon her life-the triumphs and heartbreaks, the egos and ambitions, the glories and the scandals. This biographic drama presents a revealing look at a commanding diva and the sacrifice for art. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Andrea McArdle, Sally Struthers and More in Gateway's ANYTHING GOES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County kicked off its new season on Wednesday May 18 with ANYTHING GOES. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 22 at 10am. Full Season Subscription Membership is only available now through March 21 and includes tickets to all five Main Stage shows and exclusive membership perks. For more information, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at www.TheGateway.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the magical fairy tale that has delighted generations and been adapted by Disney into a hit Broadway musical, as its 2016 Family Show through July 11. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Opening Night of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL UK Premiere
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2016

Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso. The hit off-Broadway show finally receives its London premiere, running now through 5 June 2016. Go inside opening night below! (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess to Lead Social Media for 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Can't be there live? Don't sweat it. 2016 Tony Award Nominee Alex Brightman and his School of Rock The Musical co-star, Sierra Boggess have been named social media correspondents for the 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY concert, presented by United Airlines. The pair will post on social media throughout the event, keeping fans up-to-date on all of the action behind the scenes and on stage. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: May 19, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: May 13-19, 2016. (more...)

Quartet to Pay Tribute to Mentor Faith Prince in GOTTA HAVE FAITH! at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

This awesome foursome, consisting of Analisa Bell, Andrew Morrisey, Clara Regula and Matt Surges, are all mentees of Tony Award-winning Broadway star, Faith Prince! Sharing a mutual love and respect for the woman who taught them to have faith in themselves, they've come together to put on a show! Because… why the hell not? (more...)

Have You Voted Yet for the BroadwayWorld Awards? Just 11 Days Left to Help Your Favorites Win!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards. That means there are just 11 days to go! (more...)

HUNCHBACK Star Ciara Renee's New Musical ANYTHING BUT LOVE Heads to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the first ever public presentation of ANYTHING BUT LOVE on Sunday, June 26th, at 9:30pm. The musical has music and lyrics by Arielle O'Keefe, and book by Arianna Taxman and Ciara Renee. (more...)

freeFall Announces Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

?freeFall's upcoming production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA opens June 18 and runs through July 17. This lush, deeply romantic contemporary musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. A chance meeting between Clara and a handsome young Florentine sets both of their hearts ablaze. As Margaret attempts to shield their daughter from the outside world we become aware that all is not as it seems, and we are left to ponder the nature of love, desire, regret, and ultimately the beauty of life. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre to Present New Chamber Version of GHOST THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The 'nationally regarded' Maine State Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of GHOST THE MUSICAL June 8 through June 25. (more...)

Sandy Taylor and Justin Anthony Long to Star in MARY POPPINS at MPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents its fourth annual spring production, MARY POPPINS, from June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alison Luff & Brandon Victor Dixon Set for BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Broadway Sings concert series will continue at the Highline Ballroom its "Best Of Broadway Sings" concert, which will feature showstoppers from the series' previous 11 concerts. Some of Broadway's brightest, current talents, such as 2016 Tony Nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town), and Alison Luff (Les Miserables), will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of pop superstars such as Adele, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, P!NK, Sara Bareilles, and Whitney Houston. Over 15 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing unique, original orchestrations created for the acclaimed series. (more...)

LIKE YOU LIKE IT Gets Studio Cast Recording, Out This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Broadway Records has announced that the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT will be released digitally and in stores on September 23, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Join Forces for TOGETHER Album and Tour!
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2016

Two of the greatest voices in the world, the nation's leading musical theatre star, Michael Ball and the nation's favorite tenor, Alfie Boe, have just announced that they are joining forces for the first time, to record a brand new album as well as take to the stage for a unique UK Headline Tour- Together. (more...)

LES MIZ Star Hayden Tee to Host AUSTRALIA SINGS! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, along with Your Theatrics International present AUSTRALIA SINGS! on July 10 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Premiere of BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and HAMILTON's Ariana DeBose!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show! See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the premiere episode, featuring HAMILTON's Ariana DeBose! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE NETHER at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd presents THE NETHER, a play written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Gregory Boyd and James Black. THE NETHER runs now through May 29 in the Neuhaus Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Skyline Theatre Company to Present SWEENEY TODD This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County's most established professional theatre company and in residence at the Fair Lawn Community Center in Bergen County's Fair Lawn, presents "Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" from Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Tops Last Two Seasons at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company's production of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, with music by Frank Wildhorn and book and lyrics by Jack Murphy, has been the best-selling show of the theatre's last two seasons. (more...)

Tamra Hayden to Take LOVE IS ... to Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

On July 6th, Tamra Hayden, who stellar career includes originating the role of Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway, takes 'Love Is ...' to Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern romantic comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Join Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer in Concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Sullivan and Orange County, NY natives, Gavin DeGraw, Andy Grammer, and special guest Aaron Tveit will be making their debut performance at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. Part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of Bethel Woods, this special "Home At Last" concert will kick-off a national tour for DeGraw and Grammer, with Aaron Tveit joining for this one night only. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS, AMERICAN SON & More Set for George Street Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

George Street Playhouse Artistic Director David Saint has announced the slate of plays scheduled for the New Brunswick theatre's 2016-17 five-play season. George Street's 43rd season begins in October and will feature five extraordinary productions, including: Mama's Boy, a chilling glimpse into the home life of Lee Harvey Oswald; American Son, a Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award-winner about the racial divide; Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, a comedic take on family, faith and legacy; and Daddy Long Legs, a romantic musical based on a classic novel. A fifth production will be announced at a later date. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from British Premiere of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso. The hit off-Broadway show finally receives its London premiere, running now through 5 June 2016. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (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...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 16-22, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 16-22, 2016. (more...)

Blue Horse Repertory's LEADING LADIES Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

?The Blue Horse Repertory Company present an evening of comedic readings of one-act plays and monologues for women called "Leading Ladies" at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. The show is directed by Flo Hayle and features Elizabeth Breslin, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Sarah Jane Fawcett, Flo Hayle. Gayle Hudson, Nancy Rothman, and Doris Seipel performing works by Christopher Durang, Jane Martin, and Charles George. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Open DREAMGIRLS in June; Tickets Now on Sale!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the award-winning hit musical Dreamgirls. This modern-day classic is led by director and DTC Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell. Dreamgirls will begin with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Friday, June 10 and will run through Sunday, July 24. Press Night will be Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets to Dreamgirls are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Sun Is Shining Hard on BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2016

Carmen Cusack has finally made her Broadway debut, and it's in the role of a lifetime. She plays Alice Murphy (at two ages) in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR- a performance that earned her a nomination for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Hear her story below! (more...)

BWW Review: CLOUDSTREET Is A Major Australian Success Story
by Barry Lenny - May 14, 2016

State Opera has pulled out all the stops for this opera, which has been five years in the making. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE, SPRING AWAKENING, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Rise in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 16 Days to Vote!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.  There's 16 days to go!   Check out the current standings below and click here to cast your vote! (more...)

BWW Preview: NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY Benefits Historic Lighthouse
by Marina Kennedy - May 13, 2016

The best of Broadway comes to Long Island on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m., as Neil Berg's '100 Years of Broadway' shines at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport to benefit the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society. (more...)

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