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BWW Interview: Morgan James performs BERNSTEIN'S BEST with Colorado Symphony
by Chris Arneson - Sep 30, 2016

The Colorado Symphony is bringing Broadway to Downtown Denver this weekend with a few days of Leonard Bernstein's best, featuring on the most powerful vocalists to emerge recently in musical theatre. (more...)

Box Office Opens Next Week for Broadway's A Cappella Musical IN TRANSIT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The box office for Broadway's first a cappella musical In Transit will open on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10am at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson Brings New York Solo Show Home to Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

KIDS WHO CARE is proud to announce a one-night only performance of alumni Jay Armstrong Johnson's personal, eclectic solo concert on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Last seen in New York at Feinstein's/54 Below, this intimate event will arrive at the home of Kids Who Care in the W.E. Scott Theatre (1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107). Known for his thrilling vocal prowess, Jay has wowed Broadway audiences in On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody, Hair, and Catch Me If You Can. Johnson starred opposite Emma Thompson in the New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd and his performance in Encores' The Most Happy Fella was hailed by The New York Times as "a standout." Television audiences know him as Dr. Will Olsen from last season in the hit ABC drama Quantico. (more...)

Nancy Opel Headlines the World Premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) is excited to announce the cast for the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

VIDEO: IN TRANSIT Wishes HOLIDAY INN Cast a Happy Opening A Cappella Style!
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The cast of the upcoming Broadway musical IN TRANSIT wished a very happy opening to Roundabout Theatre Company's HOLIDAY INN, which premiered on Broadway last night. Check out the cast's good wishes, performed of course, in a cappella style! (more...)

IN TRANSIT Celebrates Box Office Opening with Exclusive $31 Ticket Offer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The producers of Broadway's first a cappella musical In Transit announced today that theatergoers can purchase tickets for In Transit for $31, the price of a 7-day Unlimited MTA MetroCard, on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:00am - 2:00pm exclusively at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) to mark the official opening of the box office.  (more...)

VIDEO: Tony-Winning Set Designer Beowulf Boritt Featured in New Microsoft Windows TV Spot
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

In an all-new ad for Microsoft Windows 10, Tony-winning Broadway set designer Beowulf Boritt demonstrates how he used the software to design the set for the Broadway-bound musical A BRONX TALE. (more...)

They'll Capture Your Heart! Meet the Full Company of HOLIDAY INN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. Holiday Inn, The New Irving BerlinMusical opens officially tonight, October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: In the Recording Studio with IN TRANSIT!
by Walter McBride - Oct 6, 2016

Broadway's first a cappella musical In Transit begins performances on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and officially opens on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). The company was in the recording studio today and you can check out a sneak peek of their session below! (more...)

2016 Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Donna McKechnie, ABT Star and More; Performers Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

October 24th from 7pm at Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street, HIV HERO will present the third annual HIV HERO Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast & Creative Team of the New Group's SWEET CHARITY!
by Walter McBride - Oct 4, 2016

The New Group will soon present 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...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

Eric Sciotto Will Step in as Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- will depart the show on October 9, and will be replaced temporarily by understudy Eric Sciotto. Sciotto will assume the role through October 23. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced. (more...)

by Walter McBride - Oct 4, 2016


The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

Jeffry Denman to Step in for Jeremy Benton in Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,welcomes Broadway's Jeffry Denman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Producers) to the company. Starting Friday, October 14, Denman assumes the roles of Bob Hope (and others) when Jeremy Benton, who originated the role, takes a temporary leave of absence from the production through the year's end. (more...)

Sean Montgomery, Jeremy Benton & More Will Lead WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

 The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour.   The show will star Sean Montgomery as 'Bob Wallace', Jeremy Benton as 'Phil Davis', Kerry Conte as 'Betty Haynes', and Kelly Sheehan as 'Judy Haynes'.  Also featured are Lorna Luft as 'Martha Watson', Conrad John Schuck as 'General Waverly', Dave Schoonover as 'Ralph Sheldrake', Aaron Galligan-Stierle as 'Mike Nulty', Frank Ridley as 'Ezekiel Foster', and Clancy and Samantha Penny as 'Susan Waverly'. Rounding out the cast are Kelly Black, Maria Rose Briggs, Elish Conlon, Laurie DiFilippo, Sarah Fagan, Matthew Kilgore, Danny McHugh, Chris McNiff, Kara Mikula, Bryan Charles Moore, Kristyn Pope, Jake Primmerman, Sean Quinn, Rachel Rhodes-Devey, Jessica Wockenfuss, and John T. Wolfe.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Aca-Awesome Company of IN TRANSIT on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 2016

Broadway's first a cappella musical will open at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) on December 11, and the cast of IN TRANSIT is well into rehearsals to put finishing touches on the show. The company just met the press and you can check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

F. Murray Abraham, Hank Azaria & More Will Honor David Hyde Pierce at Drama League Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Drama League has announced Tony Award and Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria ('The Simpsons'), Tony Award winner Christopher Durang (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike), Tony Award winning Broadway Producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots), Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!), Drama Desk nominee John Bolton (Curtains), along with Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black') and Peri Gilpin ('Frazier'), have joined the roster of special guest performers for The 33rd Annual Drama League Centennial Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast And Creative Team Of 'A Taste Of Things To Come' At The York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

What's cookin'?  Meet the Cast and Creative Team of the New York premiere production of the saucy new musical A Taste of Things to Come with book, music and lyrics by Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby) and Hollye Levin (Funny Business).   (more...)

Amy Merrill's THE TOWNHOUSE Gets Fall Reading at Judson Memorial Church
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Join us for our third 360lab Fall Reading, The Townhouse by Amy Merrill and directed by Thom Fogarty, at Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson Street, NYC on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016


4th Wall Theatre Company Presents First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) is excited to announce its First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit, hosted by Trish Rigdon, Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. The Up Close Cocktails Benefit is Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm. We're transforming our theatre at Spring Street Studios, for an elegant cocktail night celebrating 4th Wall's bright future and the awesome generosity of our patrons. Patrons will enjoy live music and beer provided by Karbach Brewery, wine from Nice Winery,  hor d'oeuvres provided by Shade Restaurant and valet parking service available.  Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while making a difference in the lives of Houston performing artists. Your participation will make a big difference at this first must-attend event. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced, led by Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Bid for VIP Seats to HAMILTON and More in Drama League's 2016 Gala Charity Auction
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Drama League's 2016 Gala Charity Auction has launched at, featuring over fifty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages. (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Sets Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The New Group and TodayTix have announced a digital lottery for Sweet Charity. Offering wide access to this production launching The New Group's 2016-2017 Season, the lottery will offer $35 tickets for performances through December 30. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 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. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Series THE BATTLE OF THE EX-BESTIES, 12/6
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Stakes and emotions run high on Oxygen Media's newest competition series THE BATTLE OF THE EX-BESTIES premiering Tuesday, December 6 at 11pm ET/PT. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with The World Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS IN PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, runs November 10 - December 18, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 8 pm. (more...)

Tony Nominee and Triple Threat Tony Yazbeck to Play Bay Area Cabaret This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret continues to present Bay Area audiences with debut performances by Broadway's top talent. Following its Opening Night with Kelli O'Hara and two sold-out shows by Tony-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr., the series continues with Tony Yazbeck, an acclaimed 'triple threat' Broadway performer on Sunday, December 4 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Celebrate New York & London Theatre in CURTAIN UP Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New York's Broadway and London's West End have long been the biggest destinations for live theater, and now, a new exhibition opening at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the rich creative talent and award-winning productions in both cities. Co-curated by The Library for the Performing Arts and the V&A, where the exhibition debuted earlier this year, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London highlights how the theatre districts of both cities have flourished and developed since 1976. The exhibition, which opens at The Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center onOctober 31, 2016  and is on display through June 30, 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Sing 'If I Loved You' and More in Rehearsal for CAROUSEL at Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 19, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has highlights of the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Broadway Sings Beyonce - Featuring Lesli Margherita, Lilli Cooper, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The full lineup is set for the 13th installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings Beyonce, which will feature completely new arrangements of her record-breaking hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. Newly announced performers for the concert include Tony Nominee Charl Brown (Motown), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Lesli Margherita (Matilda The Musical), and Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots). (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Sign on for Living For Today's 'MY FIRST TIME' Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Living for Today will present a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: 'My First Time', on Sunday, October 30 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) beginning at 7PM. (more...)

VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN's Leslie Kritzer Creates Hilarious 'Tacos for Hillary 2016'
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

Who doesn't love tacos? Leslie Kritzer sure does! In light of one of Hillary Clinton's recent comments saying 'I personally think a taco truck on every corner sounds absolutely delicious,' Kritzer brings the world her latest music video 'Taco Truck Invasion.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, Lucie Arnaz, Bob Costas and More Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Not even five and half feet tall, James Cagney's oversized talent catapulted him from scrappy Irish kid on the streets of New York to Hollywood legend on "the top of the world." A Vaudeville hoofer turned actor, Cagney made a splash on Broadway before Hollywood called and made him one of the Silver Screen's most iconic tough guys in legendary films including The Public Enemy, The G Men and White Heat.  But it was his turn as song and dance man George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy that earned him the Academy Award and forever cemented his place as one of America's most beloved movie legends alongside the likes of Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Stewart and Fred Astaire. Now his off-Broadway debut is being visited by some of the biggest names in theatre. Check out some shots of the exciting backstage visitors that have been turning up at Cagney the Musical. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of On the Town. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2016
by - Oct 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Nicholas Rodriguez and Betsy Morgan in Costume for CAROUSEL at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the leading couple in costume below! (more...)

Harbor Lights Presents BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight will be presented, one night only, on December 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater. The event will benefit The Harbor Lights Theater Company. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director, Producer and Director Stephen DeAngelis, the performance will feature five of Broadway's finest vocalists will recreate some of their most memorable musical moments as they celebrate the spectrum of classic to contemporary Broadway. (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder to Go CRAZY FOR YOU at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle. (more...)

HAMILTON's Sydney James Harcourt to Lead NYC Reading of POPSTAR Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

An invitation-only reading of the new musical PopStar will take place on Thursday, October 20 (2pm) and Friday, October 21 (11am) at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue, Studio #1204). PopStar features a book by Martin Casella, music and lyrics by Jay Levine and Sophie Dupin and is conceived and directed by Sharon Rosen. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch the IN TRANSIT Cast Harmonize in Opening Number!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2016

Broadway's first a cappella musical will open at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) on December 11, but fans need not wait that long for a taste of the cast's tight harmonies. Below, check out a music video for the opening number- 'Deep Beneath the City.' (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces All-Female Cast of A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Staci Levine and What's Cookin' LLC, has announced the complete cast and creative team for the New York premiere of the saucy new musical A Taste of Things to Come, with book, music and lyrics by Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby) and Hollye Levin (Funny Business).  Making her directorial debut is Lorin Latarro (Waitress), who will do double-duty as choreographer; music direction is by Gillian Berkowitz (Unexpected Joy).  The four-member, all-female cast will feature Janet Dacal (Wonderland),Paige Faure (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Allison Guinn (On the Town), and Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde, York's Tomorrow Morning). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016


New Berkshire Theatre Awards Program Announces Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In the last twelve months, more than 300,000 people attended a live theatre production in or around Berkshire County. With 75 stage productions employing hundreds of professionals, making theatre is an important cog in the area's cultural economy. In fact, many consider the region a hot spot for Broadway bound shows, and a popular summer destination for theatre-goers from around the nation. (more...)

St. Bart's Players to Present COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The St. Bart's Players presents Company! (more...)

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