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Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS National Tour Celebrates Las Vegas Opening with Jerry Mitchell, Daryl Roth & MorePhoto Flash: KINKY BOOTS National Tour Celebrates Las Vegas Opening with Jerry Mitchell, Daryl Roth & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the opening night festivities, featuring appearances by Jerry Mitchell and Daryl Roth! (more...)

Save Now to see SNL Alum Rachel DratchSave Now to see SNL Alum Rachel Dratch
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 8, 2014

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The Great White Way Returns to Hell's Kitchen With BROADWAY MONDAYS, 9/15The Great White Way Returns to Hell's Kitchen With BROADWAY MONDAYS, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

BROADWAY MONDAYS, presented by Justin Luke of BoiParty.com and Sutton Lee Seymour begins on Monday September 15th at Hardware Bar on 10th Avenue between 47th and 48th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Taylor Parker in KINKY BOOTS Tour - Kicks Off Tonight in Las Vegas!Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Taylor Parker in KINKY BOOTS Tour - Kicks Off Tonight in Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

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), kicks off a national tour tonight in Las Vegas, running through September 14, 2014, and followed by other United States west coast stops in Tempe, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Costa Mesa before heading east in 2015. The full tour route can be found at www.kinkybootsthemusical.com. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Kyle Taylor Parker as 'Lola.' (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle & More to Join Will Van Dyke at 54 Below in NovemberAnnaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle & More to Join Will Van Dyke at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Annaleigh Ashford and star of Book Of Mormon and War Horse, Matt Doyle will headline "Chasing The Day" a new song cycle by songwriter and Kinky Boots Associate Music Director Will Van Dyke. They will also be joined by If/Then star Tamika Sonja Lawrence and Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal) at 54 Below on Monday, November 17, 2014. The four actors will play two shows on November 17th (7:00 PM & 9:30 PM), with direction by Kerry Whigham and musical direction by Dominick Amendum. Originally released as an album on Sh-K-Boom Records in October 2010, Van Dyke's Chasing the Day has been reimagined as a song cycle about breaking up, breaking down, and breaking through, and will soon be available for theatrical licensing. Tickets for Chasing The Day at 54 Below range from $30-$65, and are on sale now at www.54below.com. (more...)

Jessica Grove to Lead Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN, Begin. 11/9Jessica Grove to Lead Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN, Begin. 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Prospect Theater Company will present The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, Nov 2014Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for November 2014. Performers include Tony Award winning actress and singer Betty Buckley; Tony Award winner Laura Benanti; jazz legend Freddy Cole; acclaimed performance artist Jeffrey Johnson; star of stage and screen Telly Leung; Award-winning cabaret singer -- and Bay Area native -- Carly Ozard. Additional performers for November 2014 will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jordan Harrison's MAPLE AND VINE at Chance TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Jordan Harrison's MAPLE AND VINE at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Chance Theater will present the fourth show of its 16th Anniversary Season - the clever and sharply drawn fantasy, Maple and Vine. Written by Jordan Harrison, with direction by Mark Ramont. Maple and Vine previews through tonight, September 25, with regular performances beginning tomorrow, September 26 and continuing through October 19 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Dirty Politics + Rachel Dratch = The funniest show Off-Broadway!Dirty Politics + Rachel Dratch = The funniest show Off-Broadway!
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 23, 2014

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Michigan Shakespeare's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and More Top 2014 Wilde Awards; Winners Announced!Michigan Shakespeare's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and More Top 2014 Wilde Awards; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Michigan's 2013-14 professional theater season was a tempestuous one, an even more unsettled year than usual for the state's theaters. So perhaps it was appropriate that this year's Wilde Awards were the 13th annual edition. (more...)

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

TeenTix announces winners of 2014 Teeny Awards, $26k raised for youth arts accessTeenTix announces winners of 2014 Teeny Awards, $26k raised for youth arts access
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

On Saturday, September 20th, arts leaders and teenage arts enthusiasts gathered at EMP Museum to celebrate TeenTix's 10th anniversary at the 6th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by writer and performer Lindy West. (more...)

Matt Dengler to Join Jessica Grove in Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMANMatt Dengler to Join Jessica Grove in Prospect Theater's THE UNDERCLASSMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Prospect Theater Company has announced additional casting for The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. (more...)

TAIL! SPIN! Begins Previews Tonight Off-BroadwayTAIL! SPIN! Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tail! Spin!, the outrageously entertaining verbatim reenactment of four recent preposterous sex scandals, begins performances tonight, September 18 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street), ahead of an official opening on Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm. The cast of Tail! Spin! features Arnie Burton (39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher), Rachel Dratch ('Saturday Night Live'), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, 'Smash'), Tom Galantich ('House of Cards') and Nate Smith (UCB, FunnyOrDie.com). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Starring Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth & More!Photo Flash: First Look at KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Starring Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rachel Dratch, Sean Dugan & More Preview TAIL! SPIN!Photo Coverage: Rachel Dratch, Sean Dugan & More Preview TAIL! SPIN!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 10, 2014

Tail! Spin!, the outrageously entertaining verbatim reenactment of four recent preposterous sex scandals, begins performances Thursday, September 18 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street), ahead of an official opening on Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm. The cast of Tail! Spin! features Arnie Burton (39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher), Rachel Dratch ('Saturday Night Live'), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, 'Smash'), Tom Galantich ('House of Cards')and Nate Smith (UCB, FunnyOrDie.com). The cast just met the press and you can check out photos from the big day below! (more...)

VIDEO: Rachel Dratch Talks New Political Comedy Play 'Tail! Spin!' on TODAYVIDEO: Rachel Dratch Talks New Political Comedy Play 'Tail! Spin!' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Rachel Dratch stopped by the fourth hour of TODAY to talk about her new political comedy 'Tail! Spin!' which follows the public scandals of four political figures. (more...)

Scoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGONScoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This just in! Previously announced Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be joined by Tony Award winner Roger Rees, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse, and Don Stephenson in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

'WHAT TAMMY NEEDS TO KNOW' to Play LaMaMa, 11/6-23'WHAT TAMMY NEEDS TO KNOW' to Play LaMaMa, 11/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Lois Weaver is co-founder (with Peggy Shaw and Deb Margolin) of Split Britches, the world's premiere lesbian theater troupe, and is well-known for her dramatis persona, Tammy WhyNot, an aging trailer trash blonde who threw away Nashville stardom for a career as a contemporary performance artist. Tammy returns to La MaMa November 6 to 23 with 'What Tammy Needs to Know about Getting Old and Having Sex,' a new performance created with elderly women in Zagreb, Croatia and NYC that illuminates the taboo subject of desire, pleasure and intimacy in old people. This show is the project for which she was awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/2/14 - THE COUNTRY HOUSE, THE REAL THING, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/2/14 - THE COUNTRY HOUSE, THE REAL THING, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 2, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE COUNTRY HOUSE opens on Broadway, THE REAL THING begins previews, PORT AUTHORITY and 'MIDNIGHT EXPRESS' open off-Broadway, SPEED-THE-PLOW officially debuts in the West End and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of TAIL! SPIN! with Rachel Dratch & MorePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of TAIL! SPIN! with Rachel Dratch & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Tail! Spin!, the outrageously entertaining verbatim reenactment of four recent preposterous sex scandals, opened last night, October 1 at the Lynn RedgraveTheater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street). The cast of Tail! Spin! features Arnie Burton (39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher), Rachel Dratch ('Saturday Night Live'), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, 'Smash'), Tom Galantich ('House of Cards') and Nate Smith (UCB, FunnyOrDie.com). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Caitlin Kinnunen on 'Broadway Boo's'STAGE TUBE: BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Caitlin Kinnunen on 'Broadway Boo's'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

It's fall season- The leaves are changing, people are obsessive about pumpkin flavors, and NEW BOO'S are here!! Strap on your happy hat and join me and my latest guest- Taylor Trensch! Star of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time', 'BARE', and 'WICKED' to name a MINOR FEW! We gladly discuss riff discomfort, bird poop veganism, and taylor's chubby childhood! SPECIAL INTRO GUEST: Caitlin Kinnunen! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - National Tour of the Tony Winning Musical KINKY BOOTSVIDEO: First Look - National Tour of the Tony Winning Musical KINKY BOOTS
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2014

KINKY BOOTS, the exhilarating Broadway musical, is now on tour! Below, check out a first look at the production starring Kyle Taylor Parker and Steven Booth. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company & The Embassy of Greece to Present THE TRIAL OF LYSISTRATA, 11/24Shakespeare Theatre Company & The Embassy of Greece to Present THE TRIAL OF LYSISTRATA, 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Bard Association and the Embassy of Greece present the Trial of Lysistrata at the Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh Street NW, at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014. The trial will be followed by a cocktail reception at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, with Christos P. Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the U.S.A. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater Adds Douglas Carter Beane Play, Musical by GREAT COMET OF 1812 Creator Dave Malloy to 2015 SeasonLincoln Center Theater Adds Douglas Carter Beane Play, Musical by GREAT COMET OF 1812 Creator Dave Malloy to 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced two new upcoming productions: SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks; and the LCT3 production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, to be directed by Rachel Chavkin. SHOWS FOR DAYS, marks the return of both playwright Douglas Carter Beane (The Nance) and director Jerry Zaks (The House of Blue Leaves, Anything Goes, Six Degrees of Separation) to Lincoln Center Theater, will begin previews Thursday, June 4 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. PRELUDES, the first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, will run from Saturday, May 23 through Sunday, July 19. Opening night is Monday, June 15. (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Play Denver Center's Buell Theatre, 10/29-11/9KINKY BOOTS to Play Denver Center's Buell Theatre, 10/29-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of 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), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour including two Colorado natives. KINKY BOOTS plays The Buell Theatre October 29-November 9 only. (more...)

TAIL! SPIN! Extends Off-Broadway Through February 2015TAIL! SPIN! Extends Off-Broadway Through February 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Producers of the new political comedy Tail! Spin!, which opened to rave reviews on October 1 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project have announced a 9-week extension of the run, now scheduled through February 1. (The previous closing date was set for November 30.) (more...)

BWW TV: Struttin' Across America- Watch Highlights from KINKY BOOTS on Tour!BWW TV: Struttin' Across America- Watch Highlights from KINKY BOOTS on Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2014

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), kicked off its national tour last month in Las Vegas, and it will continue to other United States west coast stops in Tempe, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Costa Mesa before heading east in 2015. The full tour route can be found at www.kinkybootsthemusical.com. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action! (more...)

TAIL! SPIN!, Starring Rachel Dratch and More, Opens Off-BroadwayTAIL! SPIN!, Starring Rachel Dratch and More, Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Tail! Spin!, the outrageously entertaining verbatim reenactment of four recent preposterous sex scandals, opens tonight, October 1 at 7 pm at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street). The cast of Tail! Spin! features Arnie Burton (39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher), Rachel Dratch ('Saturday Night Live'), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, 'Smash'), Tom Galantich ('House of Cards') and Nate Smith (UCB, FunnyOrDie.com). (more...)

Review Roundup: TAIL! SPIN! Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: TAIL! SPIN! Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 1, 2014

Tail! Spin!, the outrageously entertaining verbatim reenactment of four recent preposterous sex scandals, opens tonight, October 1 at 7 pm at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street). The cast of Tail! Spin! features Arnie Burton (39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher), Rachel Dratch ('Saturday Night Live'), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, 'Smash'), Tom Galantich ('House of Cards') and Nate Smith (UCB, FunnyOrDie.com). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Tune In! Idina Menzel and the Cast of IF/THEN to Guest on Sirius XM, Beginning This WeekendTune In! Idina Menzel and the Cast of IF/THEN to Guest on Sirius XM, Beginning This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Starting this weekend, tune in to "Broadway Names with Julie James" on SiriusXM ON Broadway for a special edition with Idina Menzel and the cast of IF/THEN, featuring LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder. (more...)

Lesli Margherita & Alexis Fishman to Join Patty & Emily at The Laurie BeechmanLesli Margherita & Alexis Fishman to Join Patty & Emily at The Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

After two successful shows in the winter, Patty & Emily are bringing their special brand of fangirl enthusiasm to The Laurie Beechman! Join in the obsessive Broadway chat with this late night talk show. Patty & Emily, along with their music director Jeremy Robin Lyons, will welcome Broadway guests Lesli Margherita, Alexis Fishman, and more for performances and interviews, all the while gushing over them embarrassingly. There will be gasping, laughing, probably a lot of tears, and a whole lot of Broadway love. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chance Theater Hosts MAPLE AND VINE Design Preview PartyPhoto Flash: Chance Theater Hosts MAPLE AND VINE Design Preview Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Chance Theater will present the fourth show of its 16th Anniversary Season - the clever and sharply drawn fantasy, Maple and Vine. Written by Jordan Harrison, with direction by Mark Ramont. Maple and Vine will preview from September 19 through 25, with regular performances beginning September 26 and continuing through October 19 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. The company recently held a design preview party for the show, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits the Road; Full Touring Cast Announced!KINKY BOOTS Hits the Road; Full Touring Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of 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), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Welcomes Additional Cast Members to Ensemble; Full Company AnnouncedKINKY BOOTS National Tour Welcomes Additional Cast Members to Ensemble; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of 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), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

Rachel Dratch, Sean Dugan, Nate Smith & Arnie Burton to Lead TAIL! SPIN! Off-BroadwayRachel Dratch, Sean Dugan, Nate Smith & Arnie Burton to Lead TAIL! SPIN! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The producers of Tail! Spin!, the outrageously entertaining verbatim reenactment of four recent preposterous sex scandals, announced today the full cast for the production, which begins performances Thursday, September 18 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street), ahead of an official opening on Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm. The cast of Tail! Spin! features Arnie Burton (39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher), Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live"), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, "Smash"), Tom Galantich ("House of Cards")and Nate Smith (UCB, FunnyOrDie.com). (more...)

Wilde Award Nominations Announced for 2014 SeasonWilde Award Nominations Announced for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Wilde Awards 2014 Ceremony will be taking place September 22nd and hosted by EncoreMichigan.com. (more...)

INTAR to Open New Season with TEACH, TEACHER, TEACHEST, 9/12-10/5INTAR to Open New Season with TEACH, TEACHER, TEACHEST, 9/12-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

INTAR presents the first production of its 2014 - '15 season: Teach, Teacher, Teachest by David Koteles, directed by Daniel Irizarry, beginning September 12th and continuing through October 5th only. Opening Night is set for Thursday, September 18th. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Ariana DeBose, Molly Hager and More to Join Alexander Sage Oyen at Don't Tell Mama Next WeekCaissie Levy, Ariana DeBose, Molly Hager and More to Join Alexander Sage Oyen at Don't Tell Mama Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Award-winning musical theater writer Alexander Sage Oyen brings two completely different sets of his original songs, stripped down to their barest bones, to Don't Tell Mama for what promise to be his most personal concerts to date. Audiences can expect to hear Oyen and a small group of special guests perform his best-loved songs as well as world premieres. Don't Tell Mama's associate director of programming, Max Friedman, will direct both evenings. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Just Be! Meet the Company of the KINKY BOOTS National TourPhoto Coverage: Just Be! Meet the Company of the KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by Walter McBride - Aug 21, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of 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), will soon present the upcoming first national tour. Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, In the Heights national tour), one of the Angels in the original Broadway company, will strut his stuff as Lola - something he has done to great acclaim on several occasions in New York as the Lola understudy. Steven Booth (Avenue Q, Glory Days, Dogfight) will star as shoe factory owner Charlie Price. Parker and Booth will be joined by Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Lysistrata Jones) as Lauren, Joe Coots (TV's 'Inside Amy Schumer,' Full Monty national tour) as Don, Craig Waletzko (Guys & Dolls, Young Frankenstein) as George and Grace Stockdale in her touring debut as Nicola. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on hand of all of the festivities. Below, check out photos from inside the event! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Let Them Raise You Up- KINKY BOOTS Tour Cast Gives Performance Preview!Photo Coverage: Let Them Raise You Up- KINKY BOOTS Tour Cast Gives Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - Aug 21, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of 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), will soon present the upcoming first national tour. Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, In the Heights national tour), one of the Angels in the original Broadway company, will strut his stuff as Lola - something he has done to great acclaim on several occasions in New York as the Lola understudy. Steven Booth (Avenue Q, Glory Days, Dogfight) will star as shoe factory owner Charlie Price. Parker and Booth will be joined by Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Lysistrata Jones) as Lauren, Joe Coots (TV's 'Inside Amy Schumer,' Full Monty national tour) as Don, Craig Waletzko (Guys & Dolls, Young Frankenstein) as George and Grace Stockdale in her touring debut as Nicola. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on hand of all of the festivities. Below, check out photos from the performance preview! (more...)

BWW TV: They're Hittin' the Road- Watch a Preview of KINKY BOOTS on Tour!BWW TV: They're Hittin' the Road- Watch a Preview of KINKY BOOTS on Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2014

The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about launching the tour and catch a sneak peek from the performance preview below! (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Sweet alien transvestites will take over the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage on September 11, 2014 in Dallas Theater Center's all new production of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. DTC's Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell will direct and choreograph this gender-bending, rock 'n' roll spectacle. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS below! (more...)

Amy Van Norstrand Joins the Ensemble of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INNAmy Van Norstrand Joins the Ensemble of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Next week, Amy Van Norstrand will be joining the ensemble of Goodspeed Musicals' World Premiere production Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. (more...)

TeenTix Announces Nominees for 2014 Teeny Awards; Ceremony Set for 9/20TeenTix Announces Nominees for 2014 Teeny Awards; Ceremony Set for 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

For the sixth year, Seattle's TeenTix, an arts access and engagement program for teenagers, has announced the nominees for its annual Teeny Awards. Like a Teen Choice Awards for local arts events and organizations, the Teeny Awards aim to empower teen arts audiences and to recognize those organizations that have done an especially good job of welcoming young people over the past year. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Austin/Brooklyn band Foe Destroyer will return to the DTC stage in the upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The self-described "nerd, grunge, trash, pop" group will take center stage at the Wyly Theatre from September 11 through October 19. (more...)

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