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BWW TV: Watch Mamie Parris Take on 'Memory' as CATS' New Grizabella!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2016

Broadway veteran Mamie Parris recently assumed the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Parris, who most recently starred as 'Patty' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, succeeds pop star Leona Lewis in the role. (more...)

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents BRAVO BEETHOVEN! With Judith Lynn Stillman And Friends, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Rhode Island College's Artist-in-Residence, pianist Judith Lynn Stillman and The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra principal members Ian Greitzer, Charles Dimmick, Abigail Cross and Aristides Rivas will perform works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven on November 5 at 8:00pm at the Carter Center for Music, Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School in East Providence. (more...)

BWW Review: A Practically Perfect MARY POPPINS At The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Nov 30, 2016

Having a long run on Broadway from 2007 to 2013, it is safe to day that any incarnation of Mary Poppins will not disappoint even the most devoted fans. One thing is sure; this still remains one of the most popular tales to this day as confirmed by the enthusiastic, nearly sold out audience at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport. The iconic story's musical adaptation, now playing through January 1st at the gorgeous Long Island venue, features an exceptional and spirited cast. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on 'Tonight': 'I'm Scared to Death'
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Chenoweth may be a Broadway star, but she's terrified of performing live for NBC's HAIRSPRAY, especially her baton twirling solo which she does in the middle of the show. (more...)

Breaking News: Robert Fairchild, Helene Yorke, Richard Kind & More Join Will Chase & Kelli O'Hara in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced Robert Fairchild (Bill), Helene Yorke (Lois), Chuck Cooper (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Richard Kind (Gangster) and John Pankow (Gangster) will join Kelli O'Hara (Lilli Vanessi) and Will Chase (Fred Graham) in a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music direction by Patrick Vaccariello and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director, Scott Ellis, will direct this one-night only special event. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annalisa Leaming and More in MARY POPPINS at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MARY POPPINS, now through Saturday, December 31, 2016, starring Annalisa Leaming in the title role. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Teases Return to Broadway in New, Original Role?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth discusses her upcoming role as Velma von Tussle in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! and re-teaming with 'Pushing Daisies' creator Bryan Fuller in AMERICAN GODS. (more...)

Christine Ebersole to Launch Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Nourse concert series will return to San Francisco for the 2017 season. Kicking off the series will be Broadway star and two-time Tony winner for 'Grey Gardens' and '42nd Street' Christine Ebersole, on January 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Coming to Musical Theatre West's Reiner Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) presents the romantic romp She Loves Me, Saturday, December 3, at 7:00pm at its new home, the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. (more...)

Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth to Visit NBC's TONIGHT SHOW, 11/21
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

NBC has announced that on Monday, November 21st, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth will visit THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. (more...)

Local Kids, Broadway Stars to Take the Stage in Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan's tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs December 2 to December 17, 2016. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon Uranowitz
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 14, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the Theater People podcast welcome's Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. He made his Broadway debut in 2011's BABY IT'S YOU. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Adam Hochberg in last year's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and he can currently be seen in the role of Mendel in William Finn and James Lapine's critically acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. For the episode, Uranowitz discusses the six months of auditions he went through to win the role of Mendel, how James Lapine was lovingly hard on him during the show's rehearsal process, and shares a memory of accompanying Katie Holmes on a shopping spree during his pre-Broadway days when he worked as a sales associate. (more...)

Pre-Sale Begins for Kevin Kline's Broadway Return in PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Producer Jordan Roth announced ticket on-sale dates for the revival of Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Present Laughter, starring Academy Award and two-time Tony Award winner Kevin Kline. (more...)

stop/time dance theater Presents ROCKIN' THE FOREST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Ever wonder what Red Riding Hood does in her free time when she's not running from the Wolf? Her stop/time dance friends are summoned out of the woodwork and then the real fun begins! Cultivated from the wild imagination of co-artistic director Darlene Zoller, Playhouse on Park presents its annual stop/time dance theater production: Rockin' The Forest. Opening night is Friday, March 31 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception at 7pm. (more...)

Playhouse on Park's stop/time dance theater to Present ROCKIN' THE FOREST This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Ever wonder what Red Riding Hood does in her free time when she's not running from the Wolf? Her stop/time dance friends are summoned out of the woodwork and then the real fun begins! Cultivated from the wild imagination of co-artistic director Darlene Zoller, Playhouse on Park presents its annual stop/time dance theater production: Rockin' The Forest. Opening night is Friday, March 31 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception at 7pm. (more...)


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Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Tommy Tune Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and host for TUTS' 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Returns to London for a Strictly Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Geoids Musical Theatre have announced a new production of the much-loved Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady which comes to London for a limited run at the Bridewell Theatre from 4 to 8 April 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 19, 2017
by - Mar 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera to Perform in Broadway @ The Nourse Series This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the Broadway roles of Anita in 'West Side Story,' Rosie in 'Bye Bye Birdie,' Velma in 'Chicago,' and appeared in the original casts of 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Can Can,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. Producer Mark Cortale announced today that she will be coming to San Francisco for one night only on April 29 at 8:00 PM, joining a stellar season that kicks off this week with two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole on Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Richard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who brought five amazing Broadway performers to Ocean State Theatre in October, returns with an all new concert featuring another five great 'straight-from-Broadway' performers - including Rhode Island's own Richard H. Blake. (more...)

Kravis Center Kicks Off February 2017 with BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and 28 Days of Major Concerts & Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in February 2017 with 30 amazing productions and events, including one of the biggest hits now running on Broadway, three international orchestras, a couple of impressive symphonies, two legendary dance companies and incredible line-up of musical headliners and a truly memorable NIGHT OF STARS. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Marquee Go Up for PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2017

Academy Award and two-time Tony Award® winner Kevin Kline will make his long awaited return to the Broadway stage, following a decade-long absence, to star in Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Present Laughter. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, this strictly limited engagement will mark Mr. Kline's return to Broadway's St. James Theatre, the site of his first Tony Award-winning turn in On the Twentieth Century. Opening night is set for Wednesday, April 5. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Presents San Diego Premiere of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

In March, a luxury train rolls into Old Town bringing nonstop laughter and mayhem. The madcap musical comedy, On the Twentieth Century, features the writing talents of Betty Comden and Adolph Greene. Original music was composed byCy Coleman, who was honored with Tony Awards for Best Original Score & Best Book (1978). This musical comedy team lent their unique comic genius and sophisticated wit to dozens of Broadway hits including On the Town and Bells are Ringing. On the Twentieth Century will be directed by Sean Murray. The production runs March 9 through April 30. Opening night for media is March 18. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: PRESENT LAUGHTER, Starring Kevin Kline
by Walter McBride - Jan 19, 2017

Academy Award and two-time Tony Award® winner Kevin Kline will make his long awaited return to the Broadway stage, following a decade-long absence, to star in Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Present Laughter. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, this strictly limited engagement will mark Mr. Kline's return to Broadway's St. James Theatre, the site of his first Tony Award-winning turn in On the Twentieth Century. Opening night is set for Wednesday, April 5. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Says Being Adopted Is 'One of the Best Things to Ever Happen to Me'
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

In the emotional piece, the Tony winner compares her own experience to that of the young boy whose moving story is depicted in the new film LION. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 25, 2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/25/2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/25/2017. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Announces 2017 OPEN BOOKS Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce 2017 programming for Open Books, its series of conversations with the authors of some of American theatre's most acclaimed new books. Jonathan Kalb, TFANA's Resident Literary Advisor and Dramaturg, curates and moderates these free public talks. (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winner Lisa Howard to Appear at Ocean State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????Drama Desk Award-winner, Lisa Howard will be performing as part of the Broadway Spotlight II concert scheduled for Monday, March 6 at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre's BAD JEWS Is Best-Selling Play in 14 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

A record 6,430 tickets were sold at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town to see the recent production of Bad Jews (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

Kate Burton, Cobie Smulders, & Kristine Nielsen Join Kevin Kline In PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Producer Jordan Roth announced today that three incredible leading ladies will join Kevin Kline in the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter: Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen, and stage and screen star Cobie Smulders, in her Broadway debut. Additional news, including complete cast and creative team, will be announced shortly. Performances begin March 10, 2017 with an Opening night set for Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Tickets for this strictly limited engagement are now on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Rory O'Malley, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 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...)

Photo Coverage: Orfeh and Andy Karl Get Ready for LEGALLY BOUND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Dec 8, 2016

Warm up on a cold winter's night with Broadway's hottest couple, Orfeh and Andy Karl in their Feinstein's/54 Below debut, Legally Bound (December 8-14). After love at first sight during the couple's time in Saturday Night Fever on Broadway, then getting married in 2001, this duo has established themselves as individuals and together as a theatre power couple. They famously appeared alongside one another in Legally Blonde, earning Orfeh a Tony nomination for her role as Paulette in 2007. Andy received back to back Tony nods himself, one for his star turn as the title character in Rocky in 2014, and another for his role as Bruce Granit in the Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century in 2015. He most recently starred as Phil Connors in the West End's Groundhog Day musical, bound for Broadway in 2017. Reuniting together again onstage, Orfeh and Andy Karl will be joined by musical director Steven Jamail for an unforgettable evening of chart-toppers, show-stoppers, and a sprinkling of holiday magic. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Face of 2016, Kristin Chenoweth Reminds Us All to SMILE
by Stage Tube - Dec 31, 2016

What a year. A list of all the bad-crazy things that happened in 2016 would be longer than the Hamilton cancellation line, so we'll skip that and get right to the dulcet tones of the luminous Kristin Chenoweth, who reminds us all to smile in this video from SiriusXM, no matter what happens in these last hours of 2016, or in 2017. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Gets Ready to Hit the Road in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Earlier this year star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth released her latest album- Art of Elegance- and in 2017 she hits the road with her new concert tour. Check out her full itinerary below: (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Musical Adaptation of SOAPDISH in London in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Sources report that Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth may be making her return to the London stage in in George Stiles (music) and Anthony Drewe (lyrics) musical SOAPDISH. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN to End Run at The Marriott on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring '20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, playing now through December 31, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Catch the show before the New Year! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit with Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 13, 2016

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company welcomed Kelli O'Hara (Lilli Vanessi), Will Chase (FrEd Graham), Robert Fairchild (Bill), Helene Yorke (Lois), Chuck Cooper (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Norm Lewis (Harrison), Richard Kind (Gangster) and John Pankow (Gangster) for a one-night-only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music direction by Patrick Vaccariello and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director, Scott Ellis, directed this special event. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMA D's Christmas Stocking Returns for Holiday-Themed, Burlesque-Inspired fun at Playhouse on Park!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

We are the bow tied around your brightly wrapped present, the gleaming star atop your tannenbaum, the high note in your Jingle Bell Rock, and the surprise at the very bottom of your stocking. We are MAMA D'S Christmas Stocking, a celebration of all things sexy and bawdy in an evening of music, dance and comedy. Shows begin December 9 and run on selected dates to December 30. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, 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...)

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