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Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2017
by - May 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Personal Connection to DEAR EVAN HANSEN Character
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2017

DEAR EVAN HANSEN star Ben Platt stopped by today's 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' to discuss the Tony-nominated musical. (more...)

Hubbard Street Kicks Off 40th Anniversary with Decades of Audience Favorites
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, programming for Season 39 Summer Series, June 8-11, 2017 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The program features a look at Hubbard Street through the decades, featuring The 40s and Georgia by Lou Conte, Twyla Tharp's The Golden Section, an excerpt from Resident Choreographer, Alejandro Cerrudo's One Thousand Pieces as well as pieces by Jim Vincent, Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, and Lucas Crandall. (more...)

Hubbard Street Kicks Off 40th Anniversary this June
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, programming for Season 39 Summer Series, June 8-11, 2017 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Schedules Summer of Classic Films at Temple of Music & Art
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

With Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) mainstage 2016-17 season completed after the run of the world premiere of Holmes and Watson, ATC has decided to leave the Temple of Music & Art theater dark this summer because it's the best way to watch movies, particularly the classics. (more...)

Lorna Luft to Return to San Francisco with Pride Week Show
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement with Michael Feinstein last year, celebrated singer and actress Lorna Luft-daughter of Judy Garland-returns to San Francisco during Pride Week with a brand-new show celebrating what it means to be proud. Join Lorna as she sings, tells stories, and focuses on the history behind Pride Week.  (more...)

Chad Kimball, Laurel Harris, The Doo Wop Project and More Set for NF HOPE CONCERT at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Monday, May 8, 2017 for New York City's inaugural NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. (more...)

Disney's Cinderella Kids Returns to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The ultimate "rags-to-riches" fairytale comes to The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway this spring when Disney's Cinderella Kids returns to the stage May 6th. One of the most popular Disney princesses of all time, Cinderella is a favorite of children of all ages. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt
by Walter McBride - May 31, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Dear Evan Hansen- Ben Platt, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ben Platt's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Gang Celebrates His New Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - May 31, 2017

Just yesterday, star of Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt, joined the fabled walls of Sardi's... or at least his new portrait did. BroadwayWorld was on hand as Platt and some of his Broadway family celebrated the big day! (more...)

Signature's SIZZLIN' SUMMER NIGHTS Cabaret Series Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites and DC area stars. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Host National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's OUR LEADING LADIES Mother's Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh and the Emmy and Tony Award-winning David Hyde Pierce will be among those appearing in the Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Mother's Day gala concert, Our Leading Ladies, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, on Sunday May 14, at 6:30pm. (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 24, 2017
by - May 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, May 24, 2017! How do we know this, you might ask? Well, we spent last evening at TPAC'S Andrew Jackson Hall, soaking up every possible bit of Carole King: The Beautiful Musical - wait, it's the other way around - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and despite the earworm known as 'One Fine Day,' we are still floating on the inspiration and memories of opening night. (more...)

Vincent Victoria's AUNTIE SHAMEKA! to Rock Houston This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Vincent Victoria Presents will be mounting the play 'Auntie Shameka!,' an irreverent satirical comedy, loosely based on the hit Broadway play 'Auntie Mame.' (more...)

Way Off Broadway Will Rock Around the Clock with HAPPY DAYS - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Everyone's favorite TV family will be singing and dancing their way across the stage this summer when Happy Days - The Musical opens at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre presents I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Stoneham Theatre concludes its 17th Season with the mouth-watering new comedy I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, starring Kerri Jill Garbis and directed by Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winner Ilyse Robbins. Adapted by Jacques Lamarre from the memoir by Giulia Melucci, performances of this one-woman show run from June 8 - 25, 2017. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Words Fail First-Time Nominee Ben Platt of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2017

Dear Ben Platt,  Today is going to be a good day, and here's why. Today, you're a Tony nominee! Self-professed theatre geek Ben Platt is living the dream as a first time Tony nominee for is performance as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen. Watch below as he explains why the troubled teen and his story means so much to him. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 2nd, 2017 - Tony Nominees and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 2, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson announce the 2017 Tony Award nominations! (more...)

Flowers Plantation Awarded MAME Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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BWW Review: Lots of Heart and Laughs at American Stage in the Park's HAIRSPRAY
by Peter Nason - May 2, 2017

Allyson Pace brilliantly inhabits the role of Tracy Turnblad in this sure-footed, fun, energetic production of the iconic musical. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight's Revisited ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THURGOOD at Human Race Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

This spring, The Human Race Theatre Company (HRTC) celebrates one of the 20th century's best-known jurists and civil rights icons when it presents George Stevens, Jr.'s Thurgood as the first full-length theatrical production in the 54-seat performance space at its Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center. The show opened Friday, April 28, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Put On Vocal Rest Prior to Tony Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

DEAR EVAN HANSEN star and Tony nominee Ben Platt turned to social media today to announce that he will be taking a short break from the hit Broadway show in order to rest his voice for his upcoming appearance on the TONY AWARDS Sunday night. (more...)

Old School Square Announces the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Old School Square announces the 2017-18 Season of performances, lectures, exhibits, classes and workshops. (more...)

Jamie Brickhouse to Present 'DANGEROUS WHEN WET' Pride Weekend Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (three-time Moth StorySLAM champion; voices on Beavis and Butthead) faces his three most defining relationships-booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean-in this darkly comic tour de force. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Andrew Rannells and Ben Platt
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

VIDEO: Shuffle Down Memory Lane and Check Out Ben Platt in MAME in 2004
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2017

Unstoppable and adorable, Ben Platt has been strutting his stuff across the stage since he was just a kid. Check out the Tony nominee's 2004 run as Patrick in the Hollywood Bowl's production of Mame! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

For the second production in their 46th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the fabulous and flamboyant musical La Cage Aux Folles, which boasts a book by Harvey Fierstein based on the play by Jean Poiret, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: At Toby's In Columbia, JOSEPH's DREAMCOAT And Five All-Star Leading Ladies Dazzle In Amazing Technicolor.
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jun 22, 2017

Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia, in celebration of Columbia's 50th anniversary and its own 45th presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, gathering a beautiful assemblage of multi-cultural, multi-talented performers who shine in this unserious collage of an Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice Old Testament crazy-quilt favorite. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Foundation, will now close August 20, 2017 after 26 performances.  A previously scheduled September 9 performance has been canceled. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has been extended twice. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning 1776 Comes to Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is thrilled to announce the Lake Country premiere production of 1776, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. 1776 is directed by past LCP Board Member Rebecca Schilling, with music direction by LCP favorite Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

Nick Adams to Lead ON THE TOWN at The Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

On the Town, The 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best New Musical Revival opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, June 28 and runs through July 15. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Ben Platt and Lucas Hedges
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: MARY POPPINS' Beverly Grant & Teal Davis
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2017

It's yet another opening night at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, as co-directors Jamie London and Noah Rice unveil the company's latest: Mary Poppins the Musical. Featuring a cast of more than 40 actors, it's the last production of The Keeton's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cortland Rep presents a Musical Classic LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

For the second production in their 46th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the fabulous and flamboyant musical La Cage Aux Folles, which boasts a book by Harvey Fierstein based on the play by Jean Poiret, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. As a playwright, Fierstein is well-known for the musical Newsies and the current Broadway production of Kinky Boots; Herman is best known as the composer of Hello Dolly and Mame. While La Cage Aux Folles is a multiple Tony-Award winning musical and one of Broadway's all time greatest hits, the story is perhaps best known as the movie The Birdcage, which starred Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.  (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Ben Platt has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

Ben Platt Confirms That His Voice Is Back After Two Days of Vocal Rest, Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Tuesday
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld reported that Tony-nominee Ben Platt had been put on vocal rest as the hectic awards season wound down. The DEAR EVAN HANSEN star tweeted that he was going to take a few performances off in order to be in tip-top shape for the Tony Awards performance. (more...)

Neglected Musicals to Present MAME at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Neglected Musicals will present Mame at Hayes Theatre Co from Wednesday 5 July.  Directed by Richard Carroll, this 1966 Broadway hit will be the first time the musical has been performed on a professional stage since 1968.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 1, 2017
by - Jun 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Feature: FINDING NEVERLAND Tour All Part of Learning to Fly
by Katricia Lang - Apr 29, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND is touring city to city teaching imagination and aviation. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Announcing BeBe Winans' BORN FOR THIS at The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Born for This July 11 through August 6 (press opening on July 20).  Kicking off The Broad Stage's 2017-18 Theatre Season, this new musical features original music by six time GRAMMY Award-winning artist BeBe Winans, book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans, and is directed by Randolph-Wright (director of the Broadway and West End runaway hit Motown: The Musical).    (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Virginia Repertory presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, now running through May 14, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

Virginia Repertory presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, now running through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

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