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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Based on the play Twentieth Century by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur and Bruce Milholland

HAMILTON, THE INVISIBLE HAND Artists Top 2015 Henry Hewes Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that four theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2015 Awards in a luncheon ceremony, set for the coming fall. (more...)

Angelo McDonough, Molly Model, and Ariana Sepulveda Join 'BRIDGE THE GAP' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Angelo McDonough, Molly Model, and Ariana Sepulveda join NEXT in Concert: Bridge the Gap at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Her First Choice to Replace LIVE's Michael Strahan
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by PEOPLE to discuss who she thinks would make the best replacement for LIVE co-host Michael Strahan. (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...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Gabriel Byrne, Robin Wagner & David Rockwell This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

The newest edition of THEATER TALK presents an interview with actor Gabriel Byrne, TONY nominee for Best Actor in A Play for his powerful performance as the alcoholic James Tyrone in the Roundabout Theatre revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night at the American Airlines Theatre. Also we talk to famed scenic designers Robin Wagner (A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street, The Producers) and David Rockwell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) - the former the winner of three TONY Awards, the latter nominated for his design of this season's Roundabout revival of She Loves Me. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee David Rockwell Takes Us Inside the Mind of a Broadway Scenic Designer
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 29, 2016

The world that scenic designer David Rockwell has created in Roundabout Theatre Company' revival of SHE LOVES ME is nothing short of lovely. The musical, for which he was recently nominated for a Tony Award, marks his twentieth Broadway show and third of this theatre season. So how did he bring this one to life? What's as he explains to Richard Ridge! (more...)

'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert to Donate Portion of Proceeds to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

NEXT Concert Series: Bridge the Gap will donate a portion of it's proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide prevention.  (more...)

Lauren Pritchard Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Lauren Pritchard, originated the role of Ilse in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Spring Awakening. She wrote the music and lyrics of the Off-Broadway hit, Songbird, (book by Michael Kimmel). You can hear Lauren singing on the radio with bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, Lemaitre and artists like Matt Nathanson. You can see her perform as she tours across the country with her band...and you can also find her performing in the NEXT Concert Series: Bridge the Gap concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 6th. (more...)

Daniel Plimpton Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Daniel Plimpton will be collaborating with Alicia Krakauer in NEXT Concert Series : Bridge the Gap (fun fact - they're cousins!) He is currently playing Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Engeman Theatre in Long Island, and was previously seen in the national tours of Book of Mormon and Spring Awakening.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

Scenic Designer David Rockwell Wins NYCxDesign Award for SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Scenic Designer David Rockwell has just earned an NYCxDesign Award for his set design of Roundabout Theatre Company's She Loves Me. This marks the first year that Interior Design Magazine has presented the awards. (more...)

Off-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE Welcomes New Cast Members to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's Pop Music Spectacular, proudly welcomes Bahiyah Hibah to the company.  Starting May 24, Hibah assumes the role of 'Jennifer.' Hibah's Broadway credits include The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Memphis, Pal Joey, Evita, Chicago (Velma), After Midnight, and On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Surprised By Fans Fervent Reaction to WICKED Reunion: 'It Was Really Cool'
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

In a new interview with ET to promote her upcoming drama HARD SELL (in theaters and on demand on May 20th), Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth discussed her recent reunion with WICKED co-star Idina Menzel. (more...)

British Composers Line Up for 'BRIDGE THE GAP' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Now, in the next phase of this concert series, writers from both sides of the pond will unite to share their work-featuring brilliant talent from the New York theatre community. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Kristin Chenoweth Stars in Coming-of-Age Drama HARD SELL
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2016

Below, get a first look at Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth in the new drama HARD SELL, from Momentum Pictures. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Her Patented Line for People Who Give Her Attitude
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth revealed her patented line for anyone giving her attitude. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

BWW Review: CITY OF ANGELS Jazzes It Up at NextStop
by Keith Tittermary - May 16, 2016

The Broadway composer Cy Coleman is completely underrated. His range of musicals stretch from traditional musical (Little Me) to 60's pop (Sweet Charity) to comic operetta (On the Twentieth Century). His greatest triumph is the hard jazz / film noire musical City of Angels. On Saturday night, the DC area professional premier opened at NextStop Theatre in Herndon, Virginia. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Opens Up About Her Special Meeting with Prince on THE TALK
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by THE TALK today to discuss her film HARD SELL, out this week. During the interview, the Tony-winner revealed details of her private dinner with Prince, and the artistic advice he had to offer her. Watch the interview below! (more...)

Joseph Lorenzo Wise to Release New Single 'I Miss My Broadway Show' on 6/1
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Just in time for the Tony Awards, Joseph Lorenzo Wise is back in the tap shoes on his new single, 'I MISS MY BROADWAY SHOW'  an original Broadway classic by writers Joseph Lorenzo Wise and Cody T. Gillette, which features tap dancing in the audio track.  "I hadn't tapped in years", Wise laments.  Wise was one of the original Four Porters in "On the Twentieth Century" where he tapped across the stage at the St. James Theater for over year and a half!  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/14-5/15/2016
by - May 15, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Sunday, May 15, 2016. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Seth Rudetsky & Christine Ebersole Perform on AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

On this week's edition of the Emmy-nominated series American Songbook at NJPAC - premiering on Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m. on THIRTEEN (and later in the day at 3:30 p.m. on WLIW21) - we feature Sirius XM Broadway host/pianist Seth Rudetsky & two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole. (more...)

F. Michael Haynie Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Dogfight, NBC's Peter Pan LIVE!) has joined NEXT Concert Series: Bridge the Gap at Feinstein's/54 Below.  (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Clyde Alves & More Set for Music Theatre Wichita's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita's 45th Season, which includes Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and the regional premieres of "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Mamma Mia!"   (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Peter Gallagher Returns for 3rd Installment of CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE, Premiering 6/25
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Time to get your dancing shoes on for the third installment of the Center Stage franchise with the world premiere of Lifetime's original movie, CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE, premiering Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Maddie Shea Baldwin Joins NEXT IN CONCERT: BRIDGE THE GAP at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The NEXT concert series has run both in the US and in the UK as a platform for new musical theatre writers to share their work. (more...)

Got a Tonys Prediction? Find Out How the New York Times Critics Fare
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

As theatre critics for the New York Times, Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood are perhaps the most influential voices when it comes to Broadway. Every awards season the pair comes up with a list of Tony nominees who they think will win and should win the coveted prize in June. Click here to check out their predictions for this year. But the real question is... how have they done in predicting Tony winners in years past? Check out how they fared last year. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere at Piven Theatre, 6/10-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. Based on Ben Hecht's books A Guide For the Bedevilled and A Child Of the Century, in which Hecht confronts his own identity as an American Jew in the wake of the Nazi Holocaust, THE BEN HECHT SHOW will play June 10 - July 17, 2016 at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at grippostagecompany.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dancer Phillip Attmore Takes the Stage in Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG
by Bob Rizzo - May 10, 2016

The sparkling new Broadway musical Shuffle Along boasts an all-star cast and one heck of a tap-happy, super talented ensemble. Dancer Phillip Attmore is among those skillful hoofers who tear up the floor nightly at The Music Box Theatre. This guy has charisma to spare and literally bursts out of the chorus performing a rapid-fire succession of rhythm turns that are reminiscent of the dynamic tapping from the old classic movie musicals. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: What Keeps the SHE LOVES ME Set Moving? Scenic Designer David Rockwell Tells All!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2016

SHE LOVES ME marks scenic designer David Rockwell's twentieth Broadway show and third of this theatre season. What made this one so special to him? Find out as he explains what keeps his intricate set moving every night at Studio 54! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - SHE LOVES ME's David Rockwell
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next week, but for now, check out photos of Best Scenic Design of a Musical nominee for She Loves Me, David Rockwell, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production.  Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes AMERICAN PSYCHO's Jennifer Damiano
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 6, 2016

On Monday, June 6, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 15 in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING. She went on to originate the role of Natalie in the Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt musical NEXT TO NORMAL, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. (more...)

F. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton and Bradley Dean to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage from July 13 to August 6, making the Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. (more...)

Charles Busch, BROADWAY TRIVIA NIGHT & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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...)

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...)

Top 10! Celebrate Kristin Chenoweth's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Role With Her Greatest Performances
by Nora Dominick - Jun 25, 2016

In honor of Kristin Chenoweth snagging the amazing role of Velma Von Tussle, BroadwayWorld has decided to round up ten of our favorite Chenoweth moments! Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Tickets to Kristin Chenoweth Performance at Winspear Opera House on Sale 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Live announced on June 20 that tickets for Kristin Chenoweth will go on sale Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m. Emmy® and Tony Award® -winning actress Kristin Chenoweth brings her unique and powerful voice to Dallas for a one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. Based on Ben Hecht's books A Guide For the Bedevilled and A Child Of the Century, in which Hecht confronts his own identity as an American Jew in the wake of the Nazi Holocaust, THE BEN HECHT SHOW will play June 10 - July 17, 2016 at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at grippostagecompany.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth to Perform with The Cincinnati Pops Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra welcomes award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth to Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME's David Rockwell Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

David Rockwell has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Roundabout Theatre Company's SHE LOVES ME.  (more...)

Tony-Winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long Designs Ribbon to Honor Orlando Victims at Tonight's Tony Awards
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 12, 2016

In light of the terrible mass shooting in Orlando this morning at an LGBTQ Night Club, Tony-winning Costume Designer William Ivey Long has designed a special ribbon for Tonys presenters, nominees, and guests to wear in order to show solidarity with victims. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Ends 13th Mainstage Season with CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) concludes its thirteenth Mainstage season with the ingenious, award-winning crime noir musical City of Angels, directed by Bill English. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Cyndi Lauper's History-Making KINKY BOOTS Win, 2013
by Michael Dale - Jun 10, 2016

Cynd iLauper is the first woman to win the Tony for Best Score without a male partner. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek.  (more...)

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