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THE MAD ONES Set for 'Today Night Footlights' Reading at The Dramatists Guild
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

'The Mad Ones,' a timely new play written by Frank J. Avella, explores our current culture of celebrity and how power and fame create public figures who often break the rules and get away with it--especially when it comes to sexual assault. (more...)

Off Broadway Theaters Band Together for 2016 Toy Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Off Broadway League is recognizing the needs of the less fortunate this holiday season - particularly imperiled children - by launching an OFF BROADWAY TOY DRIVE, Monday, November 28th - Wednesday, December 21st benefiting Safe Horizon, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States, touching the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), currently producers of the Tony-nominated 'Indecent,' and the company responsible for last season's hit musical 'The Golden Bride,' kicks off its record-making 103rd consecutive season with 'Amerike - The Golden Land,' a high-energy musical journey of the American immigrant experience. (more...)

NYC Mayor Declares May 23rd 'NEWSical The Musical Day' in Honor of Milestone
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On May 23rd, 2017 Newsical The Musical, the 14th longest running Off-Broadway show and 4th longest running musical revue in history, will be celebrating its 2500th performance at Theatre Row. (more...)

Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason Reunite in NICK & NORA Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, tonight, May 2nd, 2017. (more...)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Summer 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works. (more...)

Broadway & TV Veterans Star in New Web Series THE BUNNY HOLE
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE BUNNY HOLE, a new web series in the style of Reno 911 and featuring a cast of Broadway & TV veterans, is now available for streaming. (more...)

Off-Broadway Songwriter Mike Hadge Debuts Songs From Internet Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Internet appears live on stage at New York West Village venue, The Duplex, on Sunday, June 4th as award-winning comedy songwriter Mike Hadge hosts a debut showcase concert for his new musical, MUSICAL DOT COM: A NEW MUSICAL (DOT) COMEDY. (more...)

20AT20 Returns to Off-Broadway for Spring 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that it will be bringing back 20at20, the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway that steeply discounts tickets to Off Broadway shows.  The program begins March 28th and continues through April 16th, making $20 tickets available for more than 40 Off Broadway plays and musicals, twenty minutes prior to curtain.  Now, in its 11th year, 20at20 has become one of New York's most eagerly anticipated promotions, making live, up-close-and-personal, up-to-the-minute, and classical theater accessible to everyone. (more...)

VIDEO: Christina Bianco Sings 'Let It Go' Like Never Before
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Are you one of those people that genuinely never wants to hear 'Let It Go' again?  (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to Feature Broadway and Local Talent in Spring Lineup at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to the historic Catalina Jazz Club with its 14th presentation of original musical theater material in a classic cabaret setting.  Join us as we premiere songs from the far corners of the country and beyond.  Discover your new favorite musical theater songs, before they become the stuff of Broadway legend!   (more...)

The Marvelous Wonderettes' Sally Schwab Stars in All-New Show ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Real-life NYC public high school history teacher Sally Schwab is pulling triple stage duty this spring, continuing her roles as Betty Jean in off-Broadway's The Marvelous Wonderettes and the female swing in Newsical the Musical and now starring in her own show, Adventures in Babysitting.  (more...)

Christina Bianco brings ME, MYSELF AND EVERYONE ELSE to London's Hippodrome
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 7, 2017

Christina Bianco brings ME, MYSELF AND EVERYONE ELSE to London's Hippodrome Casino (more...)

54 SINGS 1776, Kyle Dean Massey, Samantha Barks and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

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

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

Michael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer and sheet music guru) is bringing his show Michael Lavine & Friends to the East Coast for a special show on Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, (Broadway's Supper Club) 254 West 54th Street (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.), NYC.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for SISTAS ON FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The personal becomes the political when four passionately-opinionated African American women speak their minds on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Black Lives Matter, missing women and girls, racial stratification on Long Island, sexual exploitation, black-on-black crime, and male/female relationships in a soul-stirring mix of song, dance, spoken word poetry, and prose. (more...)

Bryan Batt, Daisy Eagan, Richard Kind, Tonya Pinkins and More Set for MICHAEL LAVINE & FRIENDS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Tony winners and nominees will take part in The Actors Fund benefit 'Michael Lavine & Friends' on Thursday, July 13, at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY Starring Steven Brinberg Comes to Rrazz Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in New Hope......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY this Saturday, July 8th at 7:30 pm at the Rrazz Room, 6426 Lower York Road (Clarion Hotel), New Hope, PA 18938. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (Newsical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls. (more...)

Christine Pedi Signs on for Broadway @ The Art House Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

"Lady of 1,000 Voices" Christine Pedi, star of Broadway's Chicago, Talk Radio and Little Me and daily host of SiriusXM Radio's On Broadway channel, will return to Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House concert series for one show only, on July 30 at 7:00 PM, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Michael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer and sheet music guru) is bringing his show Michael Lavine & Friends to the East Coast for a special show Tonight - Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

Michael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below this Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer and sheet music guru) is bringing his show Michael Lavine & Friends to the East Coast for a special show this Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, (Broadway's Supper Club) 254 West 54th Street (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.), NYC. (more...)

Laura Woyasz Returns to THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

???????The Marvelous Wonderettes is thrilled to welcome its original "Wonderstudy", Laura Woyasz, back to the production.  Woyasz will be taking on the role of Missy Miller full time replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory bound Kristy Cates.  Woyasz was last seen in the tour of Cheers Live on Stage as well as the Broadway company of Wicked as Glinda.  (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Puts Spotlight on Whole Artist Management Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Tonight, February 9th, BROADWAY SESSIONS puts the spotlight on Whole Artist Management and more (more...)

Christine Pedi Joins NICK AND NORA Reunion Concert, Featuring Cut Song, at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. Feinstein's has just announced that the show's original stars will be joined by special guest Christine Pedi (Newsical, Spamilton) as Lily Connors. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Puts Spotlight on Whole Artist Management, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, February 9th , Broadway Sessions puts the spotlight on Whole Artist Management and more -. Whole Artist Management clients schedule to perform include Hett Banrhill (Spider-Man), Andrew Aaron Berlin (A Christmas Story), Kennedy Caughell (Great Comet), Hannah DeFlumeri (Bullets Over Broadway), Alexa Green (Wicked), Amy Linden (Bridges of Madison County), Emily McNamara (Newsical), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Monica Ramirez, Brian Charles Rooney (Three Penny Opera), Sheri Sanders (Rock the Audition), Samantha Shafer (Rocky), Christopher Timson (Young Frankenstein), Lily Tobin, Clyde Voce (Rock of Ages), Brit West (The Color Purple), Andrew Wheeler and Noah Zachary. - The evening will also feature performance from the upcoming Broadway Au Carre concert. featuring the music from Dana Levinson's 5th Republic sung by Lisandro Nesis and Manon Taris -Whole Artist Management is comprised of managers Rich Martino and Mike Cruz. Broadway Sessions takes place every Thursday evening at The Laurie Beechman Theater inside The West Bank Cafe located at 407 west 42nd street (corner of 42nd street and 9th avenue). Reservations strongly recommended at www.bencameron.nyc Doors open at 10pm for pre show open mic. Showtime at 11. $5 drink specials all night. $10 cover includes a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Broadway Sessions is proud of it's collaboration with BroadwayWorld.com which offers an exclusive look at Broadway Sessions every Monday. Past performances can be viewed on Broadway Sessions YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/bwaysessions. www.BroadwaySessions.net. (more...)

WP Theater's 2017 Gala, Hosted by Lena Hall, Will Honor Debra Messing and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced WP Theater's 32nd Annual Gala, honoring game-changing women with the Women of Achievement Awards. The gala will honor Emmy Award-winning actress and activist Debra Messing ('Will & Grace,' Outside Mullingar) and trailblazing media executive, President of BBC Worldwide North America, Ann M. Sarnoff. (more...)

AVENUE Q, CAGNEY THE MUSICAL, SPAMILTON and More to Participate in NYC Off-Broadway Week Beginning Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, encourages visitors and New Yorkers to take advantage of discounted tickets during NYC Off-Broadway WeekSM, beginning today. The biannual program offers two-for-one tickets to more than 40 shows with performances from February 27- March 12. (more...)

Two-for-One Tickets on Sale Today for NYC & Company's Off-Broadway Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, encourages theatergoers to purchase NYC Off-Broadway WeekSM tickets, on sale today at 10:30 a.m. (more...)

Christina Bianco to Perform Hit Solo Show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St Kilda
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

New York and West End performer Christina Bianco's singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her 'diva' impression videos, gaining over 23 million views. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Rory O'Malley, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Donate to This Year's Off-Broadway Alliance Toy Drive and See a Show Free!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Off-Broadway League is recognizing the needs of the less fortunate this holiday season - particularly under privileged children - by launching the annual OFF-BROADWAY TOY DRIVE taking place now through Wednesday, December 21st benefiting Safe Horizon, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States, touching the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Pedi Gets 'Sirius' About Christmas at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 29, 2016

All the sold out Christine Pedi Show's audience got for Christmas last night at Feinstein's 54/Below was Barbra Streisand, Patti Lupone, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing and her favorite divas stuffed into one big Christmas stocking and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

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

Jeff Coon to Bring Summer Club to Venice Island Performing Arts Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Get ready to kick off your Monday nights with the sounds of some of the region's most popular musical theater stars, accompanied by a 17-piece big band orchestra. Philly's favorite musical theater star Jeff Coon is bringing his Summer Club to Manayunk's Venice Island Performing Arts Center for a series of swinging shows throughout 2017. (more...)

Two-Time Drama Desk Nominee Christina Bianco Lends Voice to Tim Realbuto's YES at Manhattan Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Christina Bianco (Application Pending; Forbidden Broadway) will lend her vocal talents to the Off-Broadway production of Tim Realbuto's YES. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, 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...)

Patrick Cassidy and Andrea McArdle Sign on for HAMMERSTEIN IN HOLLYWOOD Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Joshua Fiedler announced additional casting for the Oscar Hammerstein Festival's Benefit concert, 'Hammerstein in Hollywood,' at Bucks County Playhouse on Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Cuba Represented at This Year's Hollywood Fringe!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

YOLO! Productions is proud to be bringing a revival of 'Til Sunday to the Eighth Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. Starring the show's writer, Nairoby Otero and directed by Michael D'Angora, 'Til Sunday will begin performances at The LGBT Center the first week of June. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Christine Pedi Talks S.T.A.G.E. Benefit IDOLS & ICONS To Be Performed One Night Only on May 13
by Don Grigware - Apr 26, 2017

Actress Christine Pedi is well known for her theatre/cabaret appearances as well as TV and SiriusXM radio. Her finest hour has come in Forbidden Broadway with her glorious singing impressions. She took time out from her busy schedule to talk about her upcoming appearance in LA for the last S.T.A.G.E. benefit on Saturday May 13 at the Saban Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns To The Catalina Tonight With Host Barrett Foa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Tonight, April 24, A Little New Music returns to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood to present their 14th evening of artists performing new and unheard musical theatre pieces in a classic cabaret setting, with hosts Barrett Foa, (B'way: AVENUE Q, SPELLING BEE, TV: 'NCIS:LA') and ALNM founding producer, Christopher Maikish. (more...)

Paul Iacono's PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE To Premiere at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Star of Mercury Fur, G.B.F., and MTV's The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, Paul Iacono stars along with the underground personalities of Downtown New York in the world premiere of his musical-cabaret epic, PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE at The Green Room 42 , Thursday, May 4th & Friday, May 5th 8:00pm. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's Marcus Choi Completes Cast for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will reunite and revisit Nick and Nora in a one-night-only concert presented by FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. Feinstein's now announces that Allegiance star Marcus Choi (Wicked, Sweet Charity and more) will join the company as Yukido (replacing original star Thom Sesma who continues his run in Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company) with Daniel Walstad as Max Bernheim. (more...)


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Barrett Foa to Host A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

On Monday, April 24 at 8:30pm,  A Little New Music  will feature an eclectic array of artists performing original music theatre pieces in a classic cabaret-like setting at the historic Catalina Jazz Club. (more...)

Barrett Foa to Host A LITTLE NEW MUSIC This Spring at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

On Monday, April 24 at 8:30pm, A Little New Music will feature an eclectic array of artists performing original music theatre pieces in a classic cabaret-like setting at the historic Catalina Jazz Club. (more...)

Tony Winner Cady Huffman Joins NICK AND NORA Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. Feinstein's now proudly announces that the show's original stars will be joined by special guest Cady Huffman (Tony Award-winner, The Producers, The Nance, Will Rogers' Follies) as Tracy Gardner. Huffman will step into the role originated by Christine Baranski. Also joining the ensemble is Carly Sakolove (Newsical, Mammia Mia! National Tour), who will step into the role of Lorraine Bixby, originated by Faith Prince. (more...)

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