Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO To Premiere in Europe, Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

With a gorgeous, epic score by Richard Rodgers and a groundbreaking for its time book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro opened in 1947 to the highest advance in Broadway history (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Memorable Tony Award Acceptance Speeches from Dorothy Loudon, Lily Tomlin and Natalia Makarova
by Michael Dale - May 6, 2016

Just about every Tony Award telecast contains an acceptance speech that gets a little nutty. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, 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...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Christine Baranski will lead a new spinoff series of CBS's acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE, which ended its seven-season run on May 8th (more...)

BWW Interview: Carol Burnett Reflects on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Experiences, Talks Upcoming Tour, and More
by Sally Henry - May 18, 2016

She's a legendary comedienne. She has been given some of the most prestigious honors in the industry, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors, Television Hall of Fame, and many more. And she's touring to theatres across the US for an intimate night of conversation with local audiences. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 6, 2016
by - Mar 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: With Class and Clarity, Christine Andreas Brings the Music and Madness of CAFE SOCIETY to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Mar 5, 2016

In her new show, Café Society at Feinstein's/54 Below, Christine Andreas doesn't so much sing “Puttin' On the Ritz” (Irving Berlin) as personify it, channeling the attitude and era in which it was conceived. With just a tad of hip action, tipping shoulders, and an elongated ssss, the artist shares a really good time. “So, where are we going after the show . . . to Harlem's Savoy or The Copa? (The Copacabana) . . . ” This evening is about the late 1920s to the early '60s “an ongoing party of glamour and excess . . . when everybody was listening to the same music.” (more...)

The Friday 5: MURDER's Brooke Muriel Ferguson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 4, 2016

Brooke Muriel Ferguson is the latest wunderkind from the Lipscomb University Department of Theatre to make her directorial debut at Towne Centre Theatre, helming the production of the murder mystery Murder's in the Heir that opens tonight in Brentwood. (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey to Star in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at the Crucible This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2016

Just after her appearance in FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS at the Crucible this summer, Anna-Jane Casey will return to the stage -- this time as sharpshooter 'Annie Oakley' in Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. (more...)

Photo Flash: Melissa Errico Joins Adam Gopnik in Concert at National Sawdust+
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Last Friday night, Adam Gopnik and Melissa Errico entertained at one of the most exciting new performance spaces in Brooklyn called National Sawdust+, already celebrated for its innovative programming. Recent performances featured Julie Taymor and Renee Fleming, and upcoming is a an evening with Patti Smith and a Celebration of Laura Nyro (which will feature Melissa Errico and Jeanine Tesori, directed by Michael Mayer). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Road to Opening Week 1: Cynthia Dale Begins Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - Mar 14, 2016

Starting a new show is a gloriously wonderful, terrifying experience. Everything I think I know about acting gets questioned. My heart races, my mind becomes numb and my soul pushes against the cage of fear. I am a 55 year old actor. I have been doing this since I was five, but it doesn't get any easier. It's the terror of the first day of school mixed with the joy of spring after a long winter. New beginnings, new friendships, new families, new life. (more...)

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP! to Play Regent Theatre, 4/13-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The national tour of the hilarious comedy You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, a relationship comedy that People Magazine called "Laugh Out Loud," will have its Boston area premiere at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA from April 13 - May 22, 2016. (more...)

Jeffry Denman to Launch New Theatrical Company, Denman Theatre & Dance Co
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Jeffry Denman, has announced the launch of his brand new theatrical company, Denman Theatre & Dance Co., a company dedicated to blending the multi-faceted aspects of theater with movement and dance as its primary story telling device.  The announcement took place yesterday at THE VINE, a Laurent Tourondel restaurant located inside the Eventi Hotel, where a launch party was held to celebrate the event.  (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Emmy Winner Lonny Price Joins 54 CELEBRATES THE NEIL SIMON THEATRE Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, which is presenting 54 Celebrates The Neil Simon Theatre, on June 29th, 2016, has added Emmy Award winning director Lonny Price to the star-studded event. Mr. Price was seen on the Neil Simon stage in original production of Stephen Sondheim & George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along. Since then he has become an accomplished director of both theatre and television. (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...)

Anna Jane Casey Joins Annette Badland & Abigail Matthews for Arion Productions' Masterclasses
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Arion Productions has announced West End leading lady, Anna Jane Casey, as the latest artist to join the line-up of extraordinary performers and industry professionals providing expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields.  These masterclasses take place at Diorama Arts Studios on various Sunday afternoons throughout 2016. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse's ALL SHOOK UP Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, the perfect family summertime, fun-time musical, ALL SHOOK UP, book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.  (more...)

Interview: Nick Arapoglou Talks Portraying a Superhero in THE TOXIC AVENGER at Horizon Theatre
by Sally Henry - Jun 11, 2016

Atlanta's favorite green superhero is back for a weekend in the park. (more...)

Sony Classical Releases Original Soundtrack for Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Sony Classical just released the original soundtrack for Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY both digitally and on CD on July 8, 2016. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston to Stage London Premiere of BERYL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse announces the London premiere of BERYL, Maxine Peake's critically-acclaimed play celebrating the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton - the greatest woman on two wheels. BERYL was nominated for best new play at the Manchester Theatre Awards today. (more...)

BROADWAY IS A DRAG Celebrates Iconic Drag Roles to Benefit Broadway Cares at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Broadway and TV's finest vocalists are coming together tonight, January 4, at Feinstein's/54 Below to celebrate Iconic Drag Roles on Broadway all to raise money for and help support Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Nexon and Envision Entertainment Unleash Path of War, a Revolutionary Persistent Massively Multiplayer Mobile Strategy Game
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

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Christine Andreas to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below February 26-27 & March 4-5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Broadway mainstay Christine Andreas showcases her impeccable vocal abilities in her new show Cafe Society. In an evening evoking the glamour and 'swelligance' of an era gone by, appropriate to the gorgeous surroundings of Feinstein's/54 Below, she brings to mind the swinging energy of Ella Fitzgerald and the cool melancholy of June Christy, as well as the show stopping style of Barbra Streisand. (more...)

BROADWAY IS A DRAG Celebrates Iconic Drag Roles to Benefit Broadway Cares at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

Broadway and TV's finest vocalists are coming together for one night at Feinstein's/54 Below to celebrate Iconic Drag Roles on Broadway all to raise money for and help support Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Beth Leavel & More to Join American Showstoppers in Honoring Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS - featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra and starring a cast of today's best Broadway performers - will present "An Evening with Cole Porter" at Pace University's Schimmel Center in New York on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM and then Kingsborough Community College's Goldstein Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM.  The cast of outstanding Broadway performers includes Beth Leavel (Tony Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone), Sean McGibbon, Paula Leggett Chase, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy and Jesse Luttrell in addition to the Scott Thompson Dancers. The show is produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. (more...)

'Homeland' Star Damien Lewis Talks New Showtime Series BILLIONS & More
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Homeland star Damian Lewis returns to Showtime with BILLIONS, playing a hedge-fund titan using all his power to stay ahead of the law. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2016
by - Jan 1, 2016

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

BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2016
by - Feb 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Brandywine Ballet's 2016 Summer Intensive to be Held in July 2016; Faculty Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN, KEITH LEE, and TERRY EDLEFSEN will be members of the faculty for the Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive in West Chester, Pennsylvania in July 2016. (more...)

Humanizing the $10 Founding Father: Understudy Jon Rua Talks Being Born to Play HAMILTON
by Sally Henry - Feb 28, 2016

Jon Rua received the call that he would be going on as Alexander Hamilton the morning of the show. Without a proper put-in rehearsal, he rushed to the Richard Rodgers to take on the title role of the hottest ticket in town for the first time. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, February 25 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a 20th century classic that makes plenty of demands on its audience but rewards it with a rich mix of politics, stylistic innovation and insight into human nature. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Andreas Brings Cafe Society to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 27, 2016

Broadway mainstay Christine Andreas showcased her impeccable vocal abilities in her new show Cafe Society last night and Broadwayworld was there. Check out photos here! (more...)

Laura Pitt-Pulford, Anna-Jane Casey to Bloom in FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS at the Crucible; Cast Announced!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 25, 2016

The new musical FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS has found its blooms. (more...)

BWW Blog: Tara Folio - The Beginning of Another National Anthem
by Guest Blogger: Tara Folio - Feb 25, 2016

Well, here we are; we finally made it to opening night. (more...)

Debbie Allen, Matthew Bourne, Wayne Cilento Support Petition To Create IMDB Choreography Category
by Michael Dale - Feb 22, 2016

IMDB currently lists choreographers in the 'other crew' category. (more...)

Lisa Howard and John Bolton Join AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Broadway stars Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) and John Bolton (A Christmas Story: The Musical) are joining the cast of AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter' next month. (more...)

BWW Feature: A Brief History of Musicals Performing at the Grammy Awards
by Allison Pichowicz - Feb 14, 2016

On February 15, 2016 HAMILTON will perform its opening number live at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Only eight musicals (nine, if you count RIVERDANCE) have had this honor since the first Grammy Award ceremony in 1959. HAMILTON will make history, yet again, as the first show to perform via satellite during the ceremony; while the ceremony is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, the cast will be performing on their set at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: ZOOLANDER 2 is Stupid, Cameo-Filled Trip in All the Ways You'd Expect
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 14, 2016

Just in case you were worried that the 15 years between ZOOLANDER 2 and the original male model comedy would lessen the latter's wacky sense of humor, fear not, ZOOLANDER 2 is every bit as stupid as the original, and for fans of the first film, that might be enough to overcome the lack of originality in the sequel's extremely thin plot. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jemma Jane About Her Role as Olive in the BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Tour
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 29, 2015

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY became a screwball Broadway musical comedy in 2014, written by Woody Allen (adapted from his film) and directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. The production, which consists of songs adapted from those popular in the Roaring Twenties, was nominated for six Tony awards. The BULLETS national tour will stop at Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center for one show on the evening of Wednesday, January 27, 2016. BWW spoke to Jemma Jane, who plays Olive. (more...)

Minty Awards to Honor Betsy Joslyn, Senator Andrew J. Lanza, SI Children's Theatre Association
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Minty Organization for the Performing Arts, the non-profit which oversees The Minty Awards, has announced honorees for the Third Minty Awards Dinner Gala to be held Thursday, January 14 at 7pm at Nicotra's Ballroom, The Hilton Garden Inn. (more...)

SNOW WHITE AND THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN to Play Wyvern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

This January the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon welcome back the Market Theatre Company with another hilariously naughty Adult Panto which this year is Snow White and the Magnificent Seven. This re-working of the classic panto tale with be the Market Theatre's 19th adult panto and the 7th  time the company has visited Swindon.  (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

(Boston, MA)--Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer  announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

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