DUETS at Broadway at Birdland Will Benefit One Orlando Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 4, in a special LGBTQ+ Edition.  This one-night-only event will benefit the One Orlando Fund. (more...)

Video Look Back: HAIRSPRAY LIVE Marks Ariana Grande's Return to Musical Theater Roots!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 8, 2016

Although she has gone on to achieve international fame as a pop star, the award-winning singer has never forgotten her musical theater roots. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley, Cherry Jones, Anika Noni Rose, Mark Rylance Among Motion Picture Academy Invitees
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016

Noted members of the theatre community are among the 683 invited to be Oscar voters. (more...)

Full Cast Set for CRUDE - THE MUSICAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The full cast is set for CRUDE - THE MUSICAL, an official selection of the 2016 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). CRUDE is one of 10 new musicals to be presented as readings at the festival this month.   (more...)

Venue, Dates Set for 'HONOUR' at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Award-winning actress Dipti Mehta's new solo-show, HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan comes to The 20th Annual New York Fringe Festival in August. Dipti, who was born and raised in Mumbai and currently resides in New Jersey, also stars in the show. She has numerous film and television credits including The Blacklist (NBC), and The Golden Boy (CBS). In addition to acting and writing, she also holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology and works at Sloan Kettering in cancer research.  (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Takes a Look at History: Argentina's and Its Own
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 8, 2016

History- actual 20th century events and the theatre's own story and legacy - became the joint focus of Maine State Music Theatre's second Peek Behind the Curtain talkback, held on July 7 at the Curtis Memorial Library. The panel examined the characters and forces that formed the basis for MSMT"s thrilling production of Evita, now playing at the Pickard until July 16, and also took several excursions into MSMT's history, which forms the basis of a new retrospective exhibition, MSMT Past, Present, and Future, which serendipitously celebrated a gala opening that same date. Moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the panel featured the three stars of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Kate Fahrner, Matt Farcher, and Nat Chandler, as well as the Artistic Directors of two of the areas leading theatres, MSMT's own Curt Dale Clark and the Good Theater's Brian P. Allen. (more...)

Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL Opens Tomorrow at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Get ready to mash things up! In celebration of the opening night performance of IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL this Saturday, July 9, Mayor Carolyn Goodman has proclaimed July 9, 2016 "IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL DAY" in Las Vegas. A proclamation ceremony will take place in Symphony Park at 6 p.m. that evening, which is open to the public, and will be followed by the opening night performance at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. The proclamation ceremony will take place in front of an epic 18-wheel, 6-ton Big Idaho Potato Truck, which will remain on display in Symphony Park through Tuesday, July 12. Tickets to this 'spudtacular' production are still available, and include admission to the Ida-Ho-Down after-party on Saturday night. For more information, please visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Cast Announced For BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY and Tour Extends into 2017
by Edward Baker - Jul 7, 2016

Due to phenomenal demand for tickets and with more dates still to be added Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has announced it will play at least an additional 23 theatres in 2017, extending the autumn 2016 tour which opens at Harlow Playhouse on Wednesday 31 August. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Full casting is announced today for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to theatres across the UK in a brand new tour for 2016, opening at Bournemouth Pavilion on Thursday 4 August 2016. Full tour schedule attached. There will be a press night at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 23 August. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Norbert Leo Butz, Kelli O'Hara & Many More Will Unite for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Benefit Concert in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Following the tragic event that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, the Broadway and Orlando theatre communities will unite to perform From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando - a healing night of music and dance to honor the 49 victims - on Monday, July 25 at 7:30 pm at the Disney Theatre in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic to Kick Off BPO Rocks Series, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

BUFFALO, NY -Your Buffalo Philharmonic rocks in the 2016-17 season, celebrating the music of five highly-regarded rock visionaries, each of whom had a profound effect on the musical landscape. Electric guitars blend with strings, woodwinds and horns as rock musicians join forces with the BPO.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Opening This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), is pleased to present the fourth show in its 2016 season, Miss Saigon, with music by Claude- Michel Scho?nberg; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boublil; adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! This tale full of sun and fun unfolds on a Greek island paradise when, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years before. Based on the music of Swedish pop group ABBA, this Tony Award-nominated musical includes hits like 'Dancing Queen,' 'Take a Chance on Me,' 'The Winner Takes It All,' and many, many more! (more...)

Photo Flash: OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Takes Part in Mensa Third Thursday Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey,' the new musical project written and directed by Noriko Sunamoto (Japanese Production of 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Wicked,' 'Mamma Mia!,' Off-Broadway's 'The Jackie Mason Musical') collaborated with an intellectual lecture event hosted by the New York Greater Mensa last night, on July 21st. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents Mamma Mia! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lulu Lloyd, Monette McKay and More Set for Acting Out!'s BROADWAY STARS, BROOKLYN KIDS Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Lulu Lloyd (School of Rock, Bright Star) and Monette McKay (Mamma Mia; Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), and more set for Acting Out!'s "Broadway Stars, Brooklyn Kids" workshop. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brittany Zeinstra, Julia Murney and More in MAMMA MIA! at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Mamma Mia!, directed by Dan Knechtges, choreographed by Jessica Hartman and music directed by Michael Horsley, just opened at The Muny. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Here We Go Again! Watch Highlights from MAMMA MIA! at The Muny
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

Mamma Mia!, directed by Dan Knechtges, choreographed by Jessica Hartman and music directed by Michael Horsley, just opened at The Muny. Click below to watch highlights of the starry cast in action! (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real Helicopter, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For the first time ever presented by a professional Atlanta theatre company, Serenbe Playhouse and its design team have recreated the lush wilderness of Vietnam, complete with an actual Vietnam-flown Huey helicopter landing nightly in the Wildflower Meadow at Serenbe. (more...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

Broadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Irene Bunis, the veteran wardrobe supervisor for many Broadway productions since 1980, passed away on July 21st in New York City. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway in February 2017 at a Shubert Theater to be announced, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 9, 2016), and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017). (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Darren Criss and More Sign on for 'FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE' Orlando Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando today announced new additions to the sold-out concert line-up. The benefit concert, which sold out within two hours of tickets going on-sale, will take place on July 25th at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Full casting is confirmed for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to the Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 14 until Saturday 19 November 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Coming to Cape Town & Johannesburg
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association withChicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 17
by Audition Roundup - Jul 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 17, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SECRET GARDEN Wins The Second Annual WEST END BAKE OFF
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Jul 16, 2016

The team from The Secret Garden were today announced as the winners of the second annual West End Bake Off in aid of Acting for Others. The winners, chosen by judges Christopher Biggins, Dame Barbara Windsor and Michael Ball OBE, were revealed at the event held at St Anne's Church Courtyard. (more...)

Libby Winters and Ito Aghayere Set For UNIFORMS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Director Jimmy Maize (Spoon River Anthology at The Invisible Dog) and BOSS (En Garde Arts) will lead actresses Libby Winters (American Idiot) and Ito Aghayere (Lortel Nomination for Familiar at Playwrights Horizons) in Uniforms by Jeffrey James Keyes (The End of Days &Imaginary Friends) next month in the Samuel French 41st Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City. (more...)

Bloom & Wolf's INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL to Play MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF) presents Insomnia with music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and book by Theo Wolf. Ovi Vargas directs a cast of seven, including Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland* (Bway: The Music Man, Peter Pan). Insomnia is being staged at the Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street in New York City from August 2-7, 2016. (more...)

Kyle Scatliffe Joins the Cast of DUETS - LGBTQ+ Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple, Les Miserables) joins the cast of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition, at Birdland Jazz on August 8th. (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

BWW Previews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY at the Brighton Armory
by Chris Arneson - Jul 13, 2016

The Platte Valley Players of Brighton, Colorado are presenting the wild and raucous musical revue Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits Volume 1 by Gerard Alessandrini at The Armory Performing Arts Center in Brighton, Colorado, July 15, 16, 22 and 23 (more...)

MAMMIA MIA! Set to Open Playhouse on the Square's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

On August 12th, Playhouse on the Square's 48th season opens with the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! (more...)

BWW TV: Nicolas Dromard of North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 13, 2016

Starring in North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of Mary Poppins from July 26th-31st is Nicolas Dromard as Bert! A role originated on screen by Dick Van Dyke and on stage by Tony & Olivier nominee Gavin Lee. (more...)

Wicked Star Sam Lupton Joins Rhydian In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS UK Tour
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

Full casting has been announced for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to theatres across the UK in a brand new tour for 2016, opening at Bournemouth Pavilion on Thursday 4 August 2016. There will be a press night at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 23 August. (more...)

Casts of THE BOOK OF MORMON, ALADDIN, WICKED & More Will Take Part in West End Bake Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

West End Bake Off, in aid of Acting for Others today announce the full line-up of participating teams for the second annual West End Bake Off. Michael Ball OBE, Dame Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins will judge the competition taking place on Saturday 16 July from 11am - 1pm at St Anne's Church Courtyard.  (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Sorteos BWW: Te invitamos a ver a Daniel Diges en Concierto
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld Spain te invita a ver a Daniel Diges en concierto con Calle Broadway el proximo sabado 23 de julio a las 22.15h en el Teatro Egaleo de Leganes. (more...)

Broadway's Ashley Kate Adams, Halle Morse, Lauren "Coco" Cohn and More Teaching Weekly Classes for Young Actors Starting This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Jul 12, 2016

A Class Act NY is proud to announce Broadway's Ashley Kate Adams (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES), Halle Morse (Mamma Mia!), Lauren "Coco" Cohn (Mamma Mia!), and more will teach its advanced-level and all skill-level fall classes in musical theatre, voice-over, on-camera and acting technique.  (more...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

Adrienne Warren joins DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition at Birdland on August 8th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Tony Award Nominee Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along) joins the cast of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition, at Birdland Jazz on August 8th. DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition is proudly presented by the Broadway at Birdland concert series. This one-night-only event will benefit the One Orlando Fund.  (more...)

Understudy Trio Steps in for Aaron Burr This Month; Meet HAMILTON's New Leading Men!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, who continues his Tony nominated role in SHUFFLE ALONG through July 24, will begin performances mid-August (date TBA) as Aaron Burr in Hamilton on Broadway. Dixon takes over for Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., who played his final performance on Saturday, July 9.  (more...)

Cast Announced for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

 One of STAGES most frequently requested shows and winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, makes its triumphant return to the STAGES stage. A musical about people who love musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone offers a delightful and hilarious testament to the transformative power of Musical Theatre. This Tony Award-winning show features a laugh-a-minute script and one show-stopping song and dance number after another. (more...)

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