Dallas Summer Musicals Partners with Broadway Across America
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM), the historic nonprofit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas, and Broadway Across America (BAA), the foremost presenter of first-class touring Broadway productions throughout North America, today announced that both organizations will come together to book and secure future Broadway seasons for North Texas, beginning in 2017-2018. (more...)

BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

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

BWW Review: Broadway Artists Blur the Lines Between Theatre and Mainstream in BROADWAY SINGS THEIR OWN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Sep 8, 2016

It is an actor's intent as old as time not to become boxed into a certain type of role or performative style, be it the ingenue, the sassy sidekick, or the bad boy too smolderingly handsome for his own good (not the worst problem to have, frankly). One essential key to eluding that conundrum is the laser-sharp understanding of who you are as a performer, outside of a given character or show. So what happens, then, when actors known primarily for their roles in musical theatre take to the stage to perform purely as themselves? The question was answered at Feinstein's/54 Below's Broadway Sings Their Own concert on August 29, as eight vastly disparate performers stepped into the spotlight, each to perform two original songs they wrote themselves, stripped of characters to hide behind. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Sunday for FINDING NEVERLAND in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING Neverland go on sale to the public on Sunday, September 11. (more...)

Off-Broadway Hit A ROOM OF MY OWN Opens 9/22 at The Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

After a sold out run at The Abingdon Theatre in NYC earlier this year, Charles Messina's hysterical nostalgia piece A ROOM OF MY OWN, about growing up in a one room apartment in Greenwich Village in the 70s, opens a limited run at The Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, Conn.  Previews begin September 22nd. (more...)

FLESH & SPIRIT with Broadway Stars & More Make 2016 New York New Works Theatre Festival Finals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

 The third annual New York New Work Theatre Festival at the Times Square Arts Centre (300 West 43rd Street) announced today the 2016 finalists including Flesh & Spirit, Most Likely To, Palin Live, Trashman's Dilemma, World Without End and The Love Junkie. Each show will be presented at the Gala, October 5th at 7:00 PM when the winner of the Festival will be selected. (more...)

Eli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Go! Playhouse on Park Presents Connecticut Premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Friday, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm.  (more...)

Evan Harrington to Bring Meat Loaf to 54 Below with BAT OUT OF HELL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Evan Harrington: 'BAT OUT OF HELL' -LIVE. (more...)

New Kids TV Series MACK & MOXY to Premiere on Netflix Streaming 10/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Mack & Moxy, a new kids' TV series produced by Socially Dynamic Entertainment in association with Bardel Entertainment and 12 national charities, will begin streaming on Netflix October 1 st. (more...)

The Broadway League Bestows 2016 National Education and Engagement Grants Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Broadway League has announced the recipients of its 21st annual National Education and Engagement Grants. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

BWW Review: Chris Dwan Channels His Inner Child in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Sep 27, 2016

At one point during WASTE OF SPACE, Chris Dwan began singing the lyric 'We're connected in our own sort of universe' again and again. That line came from an original track, 'All I Know,' co-written with Ross Baum. Making his New York City solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 6, Dwan did create his own sort of the universe, but the connections remained a bit unclear. (more...)

Equity's 2016 Paul Robeson Award Goes to Artists Striving To End Poverty
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP), a nonprofit organization founded by Broadway musical director, conductor, orchestrator and musician Mary-Mitchell Campbell, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation. (more...)

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Record-Setting $782,081 for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

A stunning fall day set the perfect stage September 30, 2016, as Broadway fans searched for endless theatre treasures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which raised a record $782,081 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

PETER PAN GOES WRONG Announces Its New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Peter Pan Goes Wrong today announces the cast for its return to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run from 21 October 2016 - 29 January 2017. Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong sees the team behind the award-winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong bring their trademark comic mayhem to the J.M. Barrie classic and festive favourite, Peter Pan. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos to Host Broadway Artists Connection's Next 'Open Mic & Mingle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by eight time Broadway Veteran & comedian J. Elaine Marcos on Monday, October 10th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (more...)

Kristy Cates Joins THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

At the Wednesday, Sept 22nd matinee of The Marvelous Wonderettes, producers Tom and Michael D'Angora will be celebrating the show's 100th performance by welcoming Kristy Cates to the company!  Cates is joining the production in the role of Missy Miller who belts out 'You Don't Own Me', 'Wedding Bell Blues', and 'Mr. Lee' among other classic 50's and 60's pop hits.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Cassandra Hsiao - An Interview With Matthew Morrison: 'There's always a little Mr. Schuester in me'
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Sep 21, 2016

Matthew Morrison is the prime example of a Renaissance man. From getting his big break as Link Larkin in Hairspray to starring in the cultural revolution of Glee to his time as J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland, Morrison has showcased his ambition, passion and dedication as one of Broadway's leading men.  (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Again Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. This twice-extended engagement, originally set to play through December 11, now runs through Friday, December 30. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC recently announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) would lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The tour will launch in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 30-November 6, 2016. (more...)

Johnny Depp to Receive 'Rhonda's Kiss Healing And Hope Award' at Annual L.A. Concert Event
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Rhonda's Kiss, an organization that helps cancer patients in need, announces today that Academy Award-nominee Johnny Depp will be presented with the first 'Healing & Hope Award' at their annual concert event (more...)

Photo Flash: Cabaret for a Cause Performs at This Year's 92Y Street Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Cabaret for a Cause performed at the 92Y Street Festival on Sunday, September 18th. BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)


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STAGE TUBE: BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY Tackles CARRIE, HUNCHBACK and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2016

The Broadway Villains Party took over Feinstein's/54 Below on September 15, featuring a slew of Broadway talent singing some classic bad-guy tunes. Click below to watch some of the performances! (more...)

Fiddlehead Theatre Company Presents Boston Premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical.  Priscilla will run for 10 performances from September 30- October 9, 2016, at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre (265 Tremont Street, Boston).  This spectacular production will star Broadway's Larry Daggett (Ragtime) as Bernadette, the dignified "Mother" figure leading a trio of glamorous drag performers on the ride of their lives across the Australian Outback.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New York New Works Theatre Festival Semifinals Kick Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The third annual New York New Work Theatre Festival at the Times Square Arts Centre (300 West 43rd Street) kicks off the Semifinals on Monday, September 19 with Starmites, the Six-Time Tony-Nominated Musical and continues with shows featuring some of the cast members of Wicked, Finding Neverland and Jersey Boys. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Robert Ahrens & Chris Aniello Open Live Wire Theatrical Management
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Robert Ahrens and Chris Aniello have announced the formation of a new theatrical general management office called LIVE WIRE THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT. With joint experience managing Broadway shows, Ahrens and Aniello will focus on economic budgeting, with the goal of a long and successful commercial run. (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet a New Anna and the King- Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC just announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. Joan Almedilla will play Lady Thiang with Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey. The tour will launch in Providence, RI October 30-November 6, 2016, and will play multi-week and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season and beyond. Please find complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com. (more...)

Victim's Attorneys Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Accuse Michael Jackson's Production Company Of Procuring Child Sex Abuse Victims For Jackson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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Over 60 Stars Set for 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

More than 60 of your favorite stars of stage and television will come together for one unforgettable day to appear Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Tickets Now Available for JERSEY BOYS at New Orleans Saenger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. for the returning New Orleans engagement of the Tony®, Grammy® and Oliver Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, JERSEY BOYS will make its Saenger Theatre debut Dec. 13 - 18, 2016, as a show option of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season. (more...)

Breaking News: Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Will Lead THE KING AND I National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC just announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. Joan Almedilla will play Lady Thiang with Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey. The tour will launch in Providence, RI October 30-November 6, 2016, and will play multi-week and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season and beyond. Please find complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/13/2016 - ON THE RAILS Off-Broadway, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE & BEAUTIFUL on Tour!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 13, 2016

Today's big news: ON THE RAILS begins tonight Off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' on tour welcomes familiar faces in St. Louis, and BEAUTIFUL gets a new 'Carole King' on the road! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/6/2016 - 9/13/2016
by - Sep 13, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/6/2016 - 9/13/2016. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline '49 DAYS TILL HERSTORY' Hillary Clinton Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

On Tuesday, September 20th, there will only be 49 days left until the election, and stars of stage, screen and song will come together for 49 Days Till HERstory: A Fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund.' (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Makes Orpheum Debut in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust will present the critically acclaimed National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Nov. 29-Dec. 4 at the historic Orpheum Theatre. The Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens is adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott. (more...)

Kevin Kern and Christine Dwyer to Think Happy Thoughts in FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Finding Neverland, the enchanting Broadway musical set to soar on tour this fall, began rehearsals under the visionary direction of Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. The cast is led by Kevin Kern (Bridges of Madison County, Wicked) and Christine Dwyer (Wicked, Rent), with Tom Hewitt (Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago), Joanna Glushak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, After the Night and the Music), Jordan Cole, Finn Faulconer, Ben Krieger, Jacob Morrell, Gregory Trechel, and Mitchell Wray. (more...)

New York New Works Theatre Festival -Stars of Broadway Take Center Stage in Starmites Revival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

As part of the New York New Works Theatre Festival, Jenny DiNoia - who is currently starring as Elphaba on Broadway's Wicked - takes center stage in an original musical production, 'Flesh and Spirit', alongside Jonathan Ritter ('Finding Neverland'), Richard H. Blake ('Jersey Boys'), Betsy Werbel ('Wicked') Brandon Leffler ('Wicked', 'Trip of Love'), Jeffrey Sousa ('An American In Paris'). The creative team includes Steven Skeels (book, music and lyrics) who was the original star of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Starlight Express'. (more...)

Loverly! Laura Michelle Kelly to Lead 54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents '54 Sings MY FAIR LADY,' the Tony Award winner for 1957 Best Musical on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 7PM and 9:30PM. ' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 11, 2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME: EVIL REIGNS ONCE MORE on ABC - Sunday, September 25, 2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME: EVIL REIGNS ONCE MORE, airing on ABC on Sunday, September 25, 2016! (more...)

3-D Theatricals Announces Complete Cast and Creative Team for Upcoming Production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

3-D Theatricals (3DT) is going Technicolor® with Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music) and Tim Rice's (Lyrics) irresistible story of 'Joseph...', his brothers, and one very colorful garment in this delightful musical saga that swirls on stage September 30 through October 9 (press opening October 1) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA. The production then moves to 3DT's newest home, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA. October 14 - 23, 2016 (press opening October 15) as their 2016 - 2017 premier season offering. Both venues are located in Los Angeles County. (more...)

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