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...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (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...)

PS Classics to Release Bartram & Hill's THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY on 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The Theory of Relativity, the new musical by the Drama Desk Award-nominated creators of Broadway's The Story of My Life, Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, will be released on disc by PS Classics on June 3. The album, recorded March 31 and April 1 at Avatar Studios in New York City, is produced by PS Classics staff engineer Bart Migal, who has produced over a dozen recordings for the label, including, most recently, Tony Yazbeck's debut solo album. (more...)

Musical Theatre West's Reading Series to Continue with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) returns in with On the Twentieth Century, Sunday, May 15, 7pm at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Tickets are now on sale at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office, by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4. Advance general admission tickets for this one-night-only performance are $27 in advance or $32 on the day of the performance. Seating is general admission. For tickets or more information, call Musical Theatre West at (562) 856-1999, ext. 4 or go to www.musical.org. (more...)

Preston Truman Boyd Joins 'NEXT in Concert: Bridge the Gap' Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Preston Truman Boyd (She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish), joins NEXT in Concert: Bridge the Gap at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Stage Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTON
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company closes its 2015-2016 season with the East Coast premiere of Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton May 27-June 26.  Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, the production features an ensemble cast with Todd Cerveris, Alice M. Gatling, John Procaccino, and Lindsay Smiling. (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...)

Joanna Gleason and Austin Pendleton Join ON MADELINE KAHN Panel at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason and actor/director Austin Pendleton will join ON MADELINE KAHN, a panel on the life and career of Madeline Kahn (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Tony-winning actress, on Tuesday, April 5, at 7pm at New York City's 92nd Street Y. (more...)

Danny Gardner Joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 3!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) joins the cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below!  (more...)

Lizzie Klemperer Joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Lizzie Klemperer (Bright Star), joins the cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below!  (more...)

69th TONY AWARDS, 'Working in the Theatre' Among 2016 Webby Award Nominees
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS is among the nominees for this year's WEBBY AWARDS. The show was recognized for its exemplary integrated digital experience, including a red-carpet live stream and social-media coverage. (more...)

Vocal Powerhouse Kristin Chenoweth to Play the Palace This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth brings her unique and powerful voice to Columbus for a one-night-only performance of some of the most unforgettable songs from Broadway and best-loved canons of the Great American Songbook. (more...)

Robert Creighton, Brad Oscar & N'Kenge to Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series welcomes Jamie deRoy & friends for a star-studded cabaret show, Sunday, April 17, at 6 p.m. The iconic Birdland is at 315 W. 44th Street in New York's theatre district. (more...)

Mary Louise Wilson Named Guest of Honor at 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Mary Louise Wilson will be the Guest of Honor at the 34th annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.  The ceremony will feature nominated musical performances, the awarding of The Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, a post-ceremony party, and surprise appearances and performances.  Tickets for the much anticipated evening are on sale at the Citi Center Box Office, at www.citicenter.org or by calling (866) 348-9738. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy-Nominated Choreographer Spencer Liff
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 4, 2016

On Monday, April 4th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Emmy nominated choreographer Spencer Liff. As a performer, Liff made his Broadway debut at age 11 in the musical BIG. He went on to appear in THE WEDDING SINGER, CRY BABY, EQUUS, and  9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, taking on more and more responsibility along the way. He was the Associate Choreographer and Dance Captain for CRY BABY, and was the Dance Captain on EQUUS.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Brings AN INTIMATE EVENING to PPAC Stage
by Robert Barossi - Apr 4, 2016

While Kristin Chenoweth may best be known for originating the role of Glinda in the Broadway musical Wicked or one of her many film and television roles, the amazingly versatile performer has had a career spanning just about every medium and genre. Chenoweth's work on TV has included The West Wing, Glee and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Pushing Daisies. In addition to Wicked, she has lit up the stage in Promises, Promises, On the Twentieth Century and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, for which she won a Tony. She has also performed concerts to sold-out audiences around the world and has released five studio albums. Now, she arrives on the Providence Performing Arts Center stage with a very special concert performance, accompanied by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, all part of PPAC's annual gala event. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, James Corden, Christina Aguilera & More to Headline 3rd Biennial Rebels With A Cause Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Music icon, Grammy winner and star of TV's hit The Voice, Christina Aguilera joins Emmy and Tony Award winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, multi-award winning recording artist and world-renowned platinum selling singer/songwriter Leona Lewis and previously announced The Late Late Show host and Tony winner James Corden to headline the star-studded Rebels With a Cause gala fundraiser, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica. The evening benefits the groundbreaking research led by David B. Agus, MD, Director of the Westside Cancer Center and Center for Applied Molecular Medicine (CAMM) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Sixteen-time Grammy Award winner David Foster returns as Musical Director and internationally acclaimed director and producer Don Mischer is set to produce. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Nextstage Repertory to Present INTO THE WOODS, 4/28-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

  Centenary Stage Company's Nextstage Repertory presents Into the Woods April 28 through May 8 in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER's Danny Burstein
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 18, 2016

On Monday, April 18, the Theater People podcast welcomes Five-time Tony Award-nominee, Danny Burstein. Burstein, currently staring as Tevye in the Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, began his career on Broadway in the early 1990s working mostly as an ensemble member and understudy. After making the decision to turn down work that didn't challenge him artistically, Burstein would go on to become one of the most celebrated leading men of his generation, earning Tony nominations for his work in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, SOUTH PACIFIC, FOLLIES, GOLDEN BOY, and CABARET. (more...)

John Dossett & Douglas Sills to Join Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in Now-Extended WAR PAINT at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Goodman Theatre has announced 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...)

Roundabout's Starry Hit SHE LOVES ME Extends Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's hit revival of She Loves Me, which opened to unanimous rave reviews, has been extended by four weeks through July 10, 2016 only, it was announced today. (more...)

BWW TV: Danny Gardner & Molly Model Rehearse DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 3 at 54 Below
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2016

DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 3 will take place at Feinstein's/54 Below, this Friday, April 15th at 9:30pm. Below, go inside the rehearsal room with Broadway's Danny Gardner and Molly Model, who are working on a show-stopping number! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON YOUR FEET's Andrea Burns in New Episode
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 11, 2016

On Monday, April 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes ON YOUR FEET star Andrea Burns. Burns made her professional New York debut in Jason Robert Brown's groundbreaking 1995 musical SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. She then made her Broadway debut in 1996 as a replacement in the role of Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and went on to co-star in the Broadway productions of THE FULL MONTY and THE RITZ. (more...)

Lea Salonga, JOE ICONIS & FAMILY & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 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...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 11-17, Featuring Lea Salonga and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 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: Lea Salonga at 54 Below; Christopher Timson in #TBT: A Chubby Boy's Guide to Growing Up Normal; DUETS With The Write Teacher(s) - Volume 3; Joe Iconis and Family; and The Lion King Company in The Lion Sings Tonight. (more...)

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