Vanessa Lachey Joins TV Land Remake of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2016

TV Land's remake of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB has found its third leading lady in Vanessa Lachey. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open BASKERVILLE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 6th opening of the Vermont Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 6 - 16). (more...)

A COMEDY OF MANORS to Premiere at Adirondack Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Adirondack Theatre Festival is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of A COMEDY OF MANORS:  Isabel Keating (Tony-nominated for The Boy From Oz), William Youmans (Bright Star, Wicked), John Wojda (Madam Secretary), Gerry Bamman (The Merchant of Venice), Polly Lee (The Americans), Tara Pacheco, and Rory Kulz (Travels With My Aunt). A COMEDY OF MANORS is directed by Benjamin Kamine (Carlyle at the Goodman Theatre).  (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, 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...)

FACEBOOK WATCH: Billy Porter Welcomes Tommy Tune and Andrea Martin To SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

The legendary dancer/director/choreographer and the great Broadway clown greet the Tony-winning star backstage. (more...)

Sean Hayes & Megan Hilty Reunite During AN ACT OF GOD Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Former SMASH and SEAN SAVES THE WORLD co-stars Sean Hayes and Megan Hilty reunited during a recent performance of Broadway's hit comedy, AN ACT OF GOD. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/27/2016 - Jimmy Awards, 'LITTLE SHOP' Reunion and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 27, 2016

Today's big news: The 2016 Jimmy Awards are tonight, and the original cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS reunites at 54 Below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes L5Y, BULLETS, FROZEN Star Betsy Wolfe
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, June 27th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Betsy Wolfe. She made her Broadway debut in the 2007 production of 110 IN THE SHADE, and in 2010, she returned to Broadway in EVERYDAY RAPTURE. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 27-July 3, Featuring Rob McClure and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 26, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Little Shop of Horrors Reunion Concert; Blood Brothers in Concert; 54 Celebrates The Neil Simon Theatre; Rob McClure at 54 Below; and 54 Celebrates Prince. (more...)

Rob McClure, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reunion & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 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...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on tonight's (June 21st) telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. A slew of stage vets rehearsed the song earlier today, and Seth Rudetsky captured a sneak preview. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway All-Stars Prep for Tonight's Performance on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. NBC has just released a first look at the group together - check it out below! (more...)

SQUEEZE MY CANS Set for Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Greenhouse Theater's 'Solo Celebration!' continues with 'Squeeze My Cans,' a limited engagement autobiographical solo-play written and performed by Cathy Schenkelberg and directed by Shirley Anderson. Making its Chicago premiere, Schenkelberg shares a glimpse behind the velvet curtain of Scientology in this strangely hilarious and unbelievable story of resilience, loss, and extraterrestrials. 'Squeeze My Cans' runs July 14 - July 24 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Avenue); the press performance is July 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fredericksburg Theater Company
by Kathy Strain - Jun 21, 2016

Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is a small theater in historic Fredericksburg, Texas between San Antonio and Austin. It's a perfect location to attract patrons from both cities. Beginning its 20th season, FTC opened with DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Having set the bar high from past shows, audience expectations were great. And the audience was not disappointed. The quality of the show was professional and polished and the actors were superb. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. Check out a preview of their performance below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 20, 2016

On Monday, June 20th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley. For the episode, Ripley discusses her work in the recent AMERICAN PSYCHO, why this was the right role to bring her back to Broadway after a nearly five year-break, and why she thinks the show struggled to find an audience. (more...)

Broadway's Best to Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Live on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on NBC's Tuesday, June 21 telecast of 'Maya & Marty' to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Sets Full Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre has today announced full details of the shows to feature in its Autumn 2016 Season which include a brand new production of original British rock 'n' roll musical, Roll Over Beethoven from the director of Three Minute Heroes, the UK premiere of Ostrich Boys in B2, based on the award-winning novel by Keith Gray and the return of Birmingham comedy-legend Jasper Carrott and award-winning impressionist Alistair McGowan to the Midlands from Tues 14 - Thurs 16 Mar 2017. (more...)

The Friday 5: OKLAHOMA's Baugher, Bupp, Riggs and Lamb
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

2015 First Night Honoree Martha Wilkinson directs - with musical direction by Tim Fudge, and choreography by Curtis Reid and Lauri Gregoire - the first collaboration from Music City Theatre Collective and Metro Parks Theatre Department of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, running at the Centennial Park Bandshell June 17-July 2. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Sandbox Season of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano continue to build on the momentum of the Award-Winning Sandbox Series-now celebrating its eighth season-by announcing three world premieres, two of which will be presented in the Rueff space at the Strand Theater. (more...)

Jenna Ushkowitz and Michael Bakkensen Lead Reading of Jeff Stolzer's POWER PLAYS
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

Michael Bakkensen, who delighted audiences on Broadway in Noises Off and The Man Who Came to Dinner, and Jenna Ushkowitz, the award-winning actress known for playing Tina Cohen-Chang on the Fox television series Glee and for her roles in numerous Broadway musicals, including The King and I and Spring Awakening, will star in a private, industry-only reading of Jeff Stolzer's POWER PLAYS, a new comedy-drama. (more...)

BWW Interview: This Bottom's On Top! - Rob McClure Talks Joining the Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 14, 2016

Today, Rob McClure chats exclusively with BWW about joining this hilarious production and explains why he is literally reminded everyday that he has some big shoes to fill! (more...)

2016 Tony Awards - From HAMILTON to THE HUMANS, All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards celebrated 70 years of honoring the best of Broadway last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition to the class of 2016 Tony Nominees, the star-studded evening featured appearances by Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Common, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glenn Close, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Bebe Neuwirth, Saoirse Ronan, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and many more. As predicted, HAMILTON was the big winner of the night, taking home a whopping eleven awards, including the coveted Best Musical.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening tonight, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Celebrate TUCK EVERLASTING Album Release with Cast, Creators at Barnes & Noble 7/14
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 8, 2016

Celebrating the release of the original Broadway Cast Recording of TUCK EVERLASTING, cast members Andrew Keenan Bolger, Michael Park and Michael Wartella join composer Chris Miller, lyricist Nathan Tysen and co-bookwriter Tim Federle for a three-song performance, discussion and signing. *This is a wristbanded event. Priority seating with CD purchase from B&N Upper East. Participants subject to change. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: An Audrey & Seymour for the Ages- Megan Hilty & Matthew Morrison Take on 'Suddenly Seymour'!
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2016

What's the only thing better than LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' most beloved song, 'Suddenly Seymour'? How about LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' most beloved song, 'Suddenly Seymour,' as performed by Megan Hilty at Matthew Morrison? Watch the duo belt their faces off with the New York Pops below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison Join Forces with the New York Pops!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 8, 2016

Just last night, The New York Pops returned to its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program starring Tony nominees Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

The Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE STAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production will feature Michael Starke. At the Everyman Associate Director Nick Bagnall's effervescent take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona sets the action in a colourful and musical 1960s. Desmond Barrit will appear alongside Maggie Steed as Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's elegant comedy of manners The Rivals at the Playhouse. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Amy Shindler's BURNING BRIDGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Sally Knyvette and Theatre503 today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Burning Bridges, a new play by Amy Shindler.  Knyvette directsAnne Adams (Kate), Rae Brogan (Sarah) and Simon Bubb (Dan). The production opens at Theatre 503 on 16 September, with previews from 13 September, and runs until 8 October. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Hilty & Matthew Morrison Spill Details on Upcoming New York Pops Concert
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Broadway stars Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the New York Pops Summer Concert taking place tomorrow evening. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rob McClure Gives Feinstein's/54 Below Something to SMILE About
by Walter McBride - Jul 5, 2016

In his New York City solo concert debut, acclaimed Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin) celebrated his unique influences through story and song. The event, which ran July 1-2, featured a swinging band, special guests (both people and puppets!), and lots of laughs and memories from his leading roles in Honeymoon in Vegas, Noises Off andAvenue Q! There's lots to Smile about. (more...)

Megan Hilty Headed to Martha's Vineyard This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The inaugural season of Broadway at The Performing Arts Center brings six of Broadway's leading ladies - and two of its leading men - to its new concert series on Martha's Vineyard this summer, produced by Mark Cortale. Debuting at the venue this month, Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's 'Smash' and Broadway's 'Wicked' and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of 'Noises Off', will perform on Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 PM, joined by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The hotly anticipated 2016 debut season will also include superstars Vanessa Williams on July 9, Kristin Chenoweth on August 14, Audra McDonald and Will Swenson on August 22, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman on August 29, and Patti LuPone on September 2. The concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For tickets and information please visit http://www.vineyardbroadway.com/ or call 800 838-3006. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Continue Season with A COMEDY OF MANORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Continuing Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season of professional theatre is A COMEDY OF MANORS. Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls) July 12th - July 22nd at 7:30pm with a special matinee performance on July 20th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $32-$45 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Miller & Tysen and More Sign TUCK EVERLASTING Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Celebrating the release of the original Broadway Cast Recording of TUCK EVERLASTING, cast members Andrew Keenan Bolger, Michael Parkand Michael Wartella joined composer Chris Miller, lyricist Nathan Tysen and co-bookwriter Tim Federle for a three-song performance, discussion and signing at the Barnes and Noble at 86th & Lexington Ave (150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028) earlier this month. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

VIDEO: SMASH Stars Megan Hilty & Katharine McPhee Reunite to Perform Music from NBC Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

SMASH co-stars Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty reunited last night at LA's Vibrato Grill & Jazz Club. The show marked McPhee's third outing at the popular venue. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Hilty, Matthew Broderick & More Return to 1950's Hollywood in RULES DON'T APPLY
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Megan Hilty (Noises Off, SMASH), Matthew Broderick (THE PRODUCERS), Warren Beatty and more star in the new film RULES DON'T APPLY (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

 First Folio Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, which opened Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 14, 2016. Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Hayley Rice and produced by David Rice, author ofThe Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

FST to Conclude 2016 Summer Mainstage Season with THE GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Presenting a searing story of self-discovery, FST brings The God Of Isaac to the Gompertz stage to complete the 2016 Summer Mainstage Season. Written by James Sherman, this courageous and challenging journey of one man in search of answers runs from August 3 through August 21 in the Gompertz Theatre. Tickets are available online at floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling the box office at 941-366-9000. (more...)

BWW Interview: Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company
by Kathryn Kitt - Jul 11, 2016

Tony award winner FAITH PRINCE in concert to benefit Hudson Stage Company. All proceeds directly benefit the upcoming season of Hudson Stage Company - a non-profit professional theatre dedicated to producing provocative, affordable and transformative theatre to its audiences. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrnes & More Theater Vets Star in NO PAY, NUDITY
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Below, get a first look at the trailer for Lee Wilkof's NO PAY, NUDITY, starring Broadway's Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalf, Boyd Gains, Jeremy Shamos, Gabriel Byrnes and many more theater favorites. (more...)

BWW Review: Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison Join The New York Pops
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

Taking a break from Carnegie Hall, The New York Pops travels to Forest Hills Stadium for summer fun with two Broadway favorites. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ALADDIN Tony-Winner James Monroe Iglehart
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 11, 2016

On Monday, July 11, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart. Iglehart made his Broadway debut in 2007 as Mitch in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. In 2009 he originated the role of Bobby in the Tony Award winning Best Musical, MEMPHIS. (more...)

VIDEO: It's SMASH Vs GLEE When Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison Join The New York Pops
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

The two Broadway favorites will join the great New York orchestra for a July 7th concert at Forest Hills Stadium. (more...)

Paul Bradley, Steve Nallon & More to Lead DEAD SHEEP UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Jonathan Maitland's debut play, DEAD SHEEP, directed by Ian Talbot OBE, will tour the UK from 6 September - 28 November 2016. Steve Nallon will return to the production to star as 'Margaret Thatcher', having portrayed her for many years on the political puppetry satire Spitting Image. Paul Bradley, best known for playing 'Professor Elliot Hope' in Holby City, will play 'Geoffrey Howe', Carol Royle will play 'Elspeth Howe', Graham Seed will play 'Ian Gow / Nigel Lawson', Tony Bell will play 'Bernard Ingham / Alan Clark / Dennis Thatcher' and John Wark will play 'Stephen Wall / Brian Walden'. (more...)

DVR Alert: Megan Hilty & Matthew Morrison to Visit NBC's TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

NBC has announced that on Wednesday, July 6th, Broadway's Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison will visit TODAY during the 9 - 10 am hour to talk about the New York Pops Summer Concert. (more...)

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