Emily Padgett Leads World Premiere of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL, Beginning Tonight in PasadenaEmily Padgett Leads World Premiere of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL, Beginning Tonight in Pasadena
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit to lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Performances at Pasadena Playhouse take place tonight, May 29, through June 28, 2015, followed by a Seattle run October 1-25, 2015. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This JuneJeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

This June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood FringeMine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

As part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Mine is Yours Theatre Company will remount their adventurous 90-minute production of R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, which had a successful preview run last November at Theatre of NOTE. While remaining faithful to Shakespeare's language, R&J transforms Romeo into Romea, Juliet into Julian, Friar Laurence into Sister Laurence, etc., in an extravaganza of gender-swapping that makes this classic love story resonate in an electrifying new way.  (more...)

Laura Osnes & Harriet Harris Join '#TBTLIVE' Concert at 54 BelowLaura Osnes & Harriet Harris Join '#TBTLIVE' Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

On Thursday, May 28th a cast of Broadway favorites will bring the popular instagram/twitter trend of #tbt to the stage of 54 Below with #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert at 9:30pm & 11:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Corey Cott, Ariana DeBose, Lena Hall and More in BROADWAY SINGS BRUNO MARSPhoto Flash: Corey Cott, Ariana DeBose, Lena Hall and More in BROADWAY SINGS BRUNO MARS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Last week, twenty of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in Broadway Sings Bruno Mars, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. This July, producer Corey Mach (Godspell, Wicked) and music director Joshua Stephen Kartes will present an encore performance of Broadway Sings Bruno Mars at the Highline Ballroom. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 25-31, Featuring Laura Osnes, Nick Spangler, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 25-31, Featuring Laura Osnes, Nick Spangler, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 24, 2015

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: Nick Spangler Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein; The Shapiro Sisters: Life Would Be Better If It Were A Musical; An Evening with Laura Osnes; #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert; and Broadway Does Country. (more...)

Laura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next WeekLaura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Next week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lesli Margherita Visits 'Jared's Broadway Boos'STAGE TUBE: Lesli Margherita Visits 'Jared's Broadway Boos'
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2015

Jared Zirilli, of The Civilians PRETTY FILTHY, Broadway Lysistrata JONES, touring WE WILL ROCK YOU and WICKED, as well as Off Broadway FAT CAMP, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, BARE, and TWILIGHT THE MUSICAL plus The Alley Theatre's A FEW GOOD MEN brings you the latest 'Jared's Broadway Boo's' # 72 with MATILDA's Lesli Margherita! (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday!): Dog Sees God's Thurman, Heinz, Hamilton & HowieTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday!): Dog Sees God's Thurman, Heinz, Hamilton & Howie
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 4, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, in a special edition of The Friday Five (on Thursday), we introduce you to four young actors who will have you in stitches even before you see them in ACT 1's season-ending production of Dog Sees God. (more...)

Winner of Inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award Announced!Winner of Inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced Corey Mitchell, Theater Arts Teacher at the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, N.C., as the winner of the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award. This year's finalists were Marianne Adams, Director of Education at the Grandstreet Theatre School in Helena, Mont., and Donald Hicken, Theatre Department Director at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Baltimore, Md. (more...)

The Tony Awards' And Carnegie Mellon University Announce Winner And Finalists For Theatre Education AwardThe Tony Awards' And Carnegie Mellon University Announce Winner And Finalists For Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

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Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will open tonight, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Begins Run at Orpheum Theatre 7/28KINKY BOOTS National Tour Begins Run at Orpheum Theatre 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Tony and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots) debuts at the Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., downtown Minneapolis) July 28-Aug. 2, 2015 as the final production in the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin Season. Tickets for the box office record-breaking hit musical are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

WATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This FallWATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

WATERFALL, the epic new Broadway bound musical love story, which had its world premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director, Sheldon Epps) on June 7, 2015, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 28. The production will next play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre October 1-25, 2015. (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyRyann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Harlem Summer Shakespeare to Stage SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, 7/24-8/23Harlem Summer Shakespeare to Stage SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, 7/24-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

HARLEM SUMMER SHAKESPEARE, now in its 11th Season, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of SHAKESPEARE'S PRIMARY, written and directed by Alexa Kelly, at The Indoor Theatre, Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive (at 145th Street). Performances are FREE and begin Friday, July24 , 8 pm.and continue through Sunday, August 23.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Congratulations! Patti Murin and Colin Donnell Hold 'Final Rose' Wedding Ceremony- Bachelorette Style!Photo Flash: Congratulations! Patti Murin and Colin Donnell Hold 'Final Rose' Wedding Ceremony- Bachelorette Style!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

Patti Murin has finally gotten her own Final Rose ceremony. Check out pics from the couple's special day below! (more...)

'THE LEARS' to Open 13th Annual All Out Arts Fresh Fruit Festival'THE LEARS' to Open 13th Annual All Out Arts Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The LEARS: Fools of Fortune, a contemporary American version of Shakespeare's KING LEAR, will open the 13th annual ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival on Monday July 13th at 7:30pm at The Wild Project 195 East 3rd St at Ave B, festival headquarters. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALLBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Pasadena Playhouse's World Premiere of WATERFALLBWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Pasadena Playhouse's World Premiere of WATERFALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps) presents the World premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, starring Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit and featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Padgett and More in the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALLPhoto Flash: First Look at Emily Padgett and More in the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Review Roundup: New Musical WATERFALL Opens at Pasadena PlayhouseReview Roundup: New Musical WATERFALL Opens at Pasadena Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Jun 12, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit to the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story. Performances at Pasadena Playhouse take place now through June 28, 2015.  Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 11, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Tonys and the Jeffs bring honor and fun, and 'On Your Feet' and 'Beaches' aim for the future. Bette will be in town, Spike Lee films, 'Les Mis' and 'All Shook Up' play our southern environs, and 'The Secret Garden' and 'The Pied Piper' bring children's classics to life. Next week: Regional Summer Theaters! (more...)

Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Upcoming BenefitJack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Upcoming Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Jesse Berger, Founding Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater have announced the Seventh Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday June 15th, at 6pm, celebrating their 12th Season and honoring Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway Angels with the 2015 Matador Awards For Excellence in Classical Theater. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host THE COUNTRY CLUB Reading, 6/22Westport Country Playhouse to Host THE COUNTRY CLUB Reading, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of 'The Country Club,' a wry comedy by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, on Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m., followed by a post-performance 'Meet the Cast' reception in the courtyard. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

HOLLAND AT THE SANDS: MY BLUE EYED SINATRA Set for 54 Below, 7/14HOLLAND AT THE SANDS: MY BLUE EYED SINATRA Set for 54 Below, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Holland Vavra wondrously captures the majesty of Frank Sinatra in this incredible homage to the Chairman himself. Holland at the Sands: My Blue Eyed Sinatra will be presented on July 14 at 9:30PM at 54 Below. (more...)

Broadway Stars Arrive for Their Stay at The Muny's HOLIDAY INN TonightBroadway Stars Arrive for Their Stay at The Muny's HOLIDAY INN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Muny presents Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, beginning tonight, July 6, and running through July 12, 2015. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond & More Set for BDF in PhiladelphiaTituss Burgess, Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond & More Set for BDF in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), in partnership with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, returns to Philadelphia for a weeklong musical theater intensive, August 2-9, during which Philadelphia's most promising performers will receive unprecedented instruction from the industry's top directors, choreographers and professionals.  To conclude the weeklong intensive, BDF will present GENERATION, a unique Broadway-style revue featuring performances by Broadway veterans and emerging local talent.   (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Featuring Tony Winner Billy Porter, Begins Next Week at Benedum CenterKINKY BOOTS National Tour, Featuring Tony Winner Billy Porter, Begins Next Week at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

? KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Benedum Center, August 4-9 for an exclusive engagement as part of Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Host Fall Celebration for Broadway-Bound 'MOONSHINE'Dallas Theater Center to Host Fall Celebration for Broadway-Bound 'MOONSHINE'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Dallas Theater Center announced today details for its upcoming MOONSHINE Celebration, which will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Co-Chairs Brice Beaird, Elle Oberdick and Dan Waldmann, along with Honorary Chairs Lyn Muse and Kim Sheffield, will welcome guests to be among the first to experience DTC's newest Broadway-bound production MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater. (more...)

Teen Drama to Present LYSISTRATA JONES, 7/30-8/1Teen Drama to Present LYSISTRATA JONES, 7/30-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Teen Drama, a teen theatre education company, is preparing their production of the critically acclaimed Broadway Musical Lysistrata Jones.  (more...)

Chance Theater Nearing Completion of 'Bold New Home' Capital CampaignChance Theater Nearing Completion of 'Bold New Home' Capital Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Chance Theater is excited to announce that we are entering the final push in our bold new home capital campaign drive, thanks to a $50,000 challenge gift from a group of Chance supporters - community leaders Wylie & Bette Aitken, Larry & Sophie Cripe, Mary Kay Fyda-Mar, and Tod & Linda White. 'So many people have worked so hard and given so much to help make this dream come true,' says Mary Kay Fyda-Mar, immediate Past Chair of the Chance Theater Board. 'They say it takes a village, but I like to say that it takes a family.' (more...)

Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

Eleasha Gamble, Jack Willis & More Added to Arena Stage's 2015-16 SeasonEleasha Gamble, Jack Willis & More Added to Arena Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces artist additions for the 2015/16 season, with select cast and creative team members announced for Destiny of Desire, Oliver!, Sweat and All the Way as part of the theater's 66th season. (more...)

Israeli Stage Sets 2015-16 Season, Featuring All Female PlaywrightsIsraeli Stage Sets 2015-16 Season, Featuring All Female Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Israeli Stage, sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre, is proud to announce Season 6 - an entire season of works written by Female Playwrights! Board President Dalia Cahana-Amitay says, 'This upcoming season we are thrilled to introduce to our audiences the outstanding works of female playwrights, who present a new, less known female voice of Israeli culture.' The season will feature Israeli Stage's Second Full Theatrical Production - Anat Gov's Oh God, Hanna Azulay Hasafri: In Residence at Israeli Stage and three new plays presented as Staged Readings. (more...)

Laura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue TheatreLaura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Rehearsals start this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  (more...)

LYSISTRATA JONES Broadway Cast Set To Reunite At 54 Below, 12/6LYSISTRATA JONES Broadway Cast Set To Reunite At 54 Below, 12/6
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 3, 2015

Get Greek with the Lysistrata JONES reunion! (more...)

DTC Announces Complete Details for THE MOUNTAINTOPDTC Announces Complete Details for THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for The Mountaintop, a recent Broadway play and the 2010 winner of Britain's Olivier Award for Best New Play. (more...)

NEWSIES Reunion, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekNEWSIES Reunion, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

New Musical BRUSH STROKES Set for NY THEISPIS Theater FestivalNew Musical BRUSH STROKES Set for NY THEISPIS Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Brush Strokes is a new musical that has been selected for the NY THEISPIS Theater Festival. Performances are at the Hudson Guild Theater, 411 West 26th street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), NYC. The cast for the new musical us Joy Franz, Chuck Muckle and Hanah Seusy. The musical is written by Stephen Chinlund & Jim Semmelman; with music by Bert Draesel; and lyrics by Jim Semmelman. It is directed by Kathleen O'Neill, with set design by April Bartlet, lighting designer by Dan Henry, and the musical director is Kenneth Gartman. (more...)

NYMadness to Open Season with Neil LaBute; Featured Guests Announced!NYMadness to Open Season with Neil LaBute; Featured Guests Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

New York Madness will Launch their Season on Sept 22nd at 8pm with Featured Guest Playwright Neil LaBute (The Way We Get By, Bash: Latter-Day Plays, Outer Critics Circle Award for Fat Pig, Independent Spirit Award for In the Company of Men, Reasons to be Pretty, Reason to be Happy, American Academy Arts and Letters.)  (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 24-30, Featuring Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING, Ben Thompson, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 24-30, Featuring Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING, Ben Thompson, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 23, 2015

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: Newsboys of New York Reunite at 54 Below!; Mike Schwitter; Ben Thompson; Willemijn Verkaik; and Spring & Summer: Spring Awakening Cast Reunion. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production opened, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street), and it closes tonight, August 23. (more...)

Ben Thompson to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next WeekBen Thompson to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ben Thompson in his solo show debut for a one-night-only performance, Tuesday, August 25th, at 9:30 PM.  Thompson will take the audience on a genre-bending sonic journey through some of his favorite songs - spanning rock, rap and punk, to Broadway, jazz and even some original tunes.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lena Hall, Ciara Renee, Corey Cott & More at BROADWAY SINGS BRUNO MARS!STAGE TUBE: Watch Lena Hall, Ciara Renee, Corey Cott & More at BROADWAY SINGS BRUNO MARS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2015

Last month, twenty of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in Broadway Sings Bruno Mars, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings series. The tribute series takes the music of well-known music icons and creates new, unique arrangements and orchestrations by twisting the style to fit the strength of the performer. Previous concerts have included Adele, Stevie Wonder, and Justin Timberlake; this November, producer Corey Mach (Godspell, Wicked) and music director Joshua Stephen Kartes will present Broadway Sings Sara Bareilles.? (more...)

The Faux-Real Theatre Company to Present LYSISTRATAThe Faux-Real Theatre Company to Present LYSISTRATA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Faux-Real Theatre Company unites high art with high entertainment. With an approach to classics that is both raucous and rigorous, Faux-Real brings Aristophones' ancient battle of the sexes to vivid life, in the form of a 21st Century Poetry Slam in New York City beginning on September 28, 2015 and running through October 22, 2015 at the Nyuorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St., NYC, 10009.  (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis TheatreBox Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Marquis Theatre Box Office (46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue) officially opens today, Monday, August 17 for ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, nineteen-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. ON YOUR FEET! opens on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, following preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre.  The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical), lands on Broadway following a world premiere summer engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

NCTC to Stage Regional Debut of Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE This FallNCTC to Stage Regional Debut of Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

This October, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the return of Douglas Carter Beane's sophisticated wit and thrilling theatrical ambition with the regional premiere of The Nance. (more...)

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