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Photo Flash: First Look at SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage, now through October 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stages St. Louis Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce its spectacular 31st Season! The 2017 Season includes Andrew Lloyd Webber's inspiring JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Dolly Parton's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, and our TYA version of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, the season "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." The fun kicks off June 2nd and runs through October 8th, 2017. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre's F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Daniella Topol, Artistic Director, opens its week-long mini-festival of free staged readings entitled F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Saturday, September 10, at 7:00pm with Draw The Circle, written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. And it's free. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth to Perform National Anthem on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth, who will star in NBC's presentation of "Hairspray Live!" on December 7, will perform the national anthem prior to coverage of the Patriots-Cardinals Sunday Night Football showdown (more...)

Breaking News: Kristin Chenoweth Will Return to Broadway This Fall with MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will return to the stage in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, with Music Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Costume Design by Christian Siriano and Presented by James L. Nederlander. The limited engagement begins November 2, 2016 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will run through November 13, 2016. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Grizabellas of Past, Present & Future Unite Backstage at CATS!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 27, 2016

There were Grizabellas here, there, and everywhere last night at the Winter Garden Theatre, as current CATS star Leona Lewis, her upcoming replacement Mamie Parris, and original Broadway glamor cat Betty Buckley met up backstage. Also in attendance was stage and screen star Bryan Batt, who played Munkustrap during the show's first run. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Offers Josh Groban Some Pre-Broadway Debut Advice on LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Josh Groban co-hosted today's LIVE WITH KELLY and talked about preparing for his upcoming Broadway debut in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart' on LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY to perform '"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally last Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'You're My Saving Grace' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform 'You're My Saving Grace' from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally on Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. (more...)

Danny Gardner, Mary Michael Patterson and More to Star in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 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, previewing October 26 through December 31, with a press opening November 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring a glorious score by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is the light-hearted spoof of frantic Hollywood as the advent of sound revolutionizes the movie industry. Joined by four-time Jeff Award winning Choreographer Tammy Mader (42nd Street and My One and Only at The Marriott Theatre) and Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson, Director William Brown cannot wait to bring the iconic musical's high power, toe-tapping energy to life on stage in this splashy adaptation of the beloved Oscar-winning MGM film. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Perform 'Smile' Live on TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform 'Smile' from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' released digitally on Friday, with a physical release set for September 30th. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Perform on LIVE WITH KELLY; Josh Groban Co-Hosts
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Josh Groban, who makes his Broadway debut this fall in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will join Kelly Ripa as co-host of LIVE WITH KELLY. Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth will also stop by the show to perform from her new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' (more...)

There's a New Glamour Cat in Town! Mamie Parris to Succeed Leona Lewis as 'Grizabella' in CATS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's New 'Grizabella' - Mamie Parris!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

As announced earlier today, Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Parris, who currently stars as 'Patty' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, will succeed pop star Leona Lewis in the role. Get to know Parris with clips from some of her performances below! (more...)

TV Exclusive: On the Field and in Our Hearts! Listen to Kristin Chenoweth's 'I'm A Fool to Want You' from THE ART OF ELEGANCE
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' is set for a digital release this Friday, September 23rd, followed by a physical release on September 30th, 2016, featuring a collection of American Songbook standards. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive listen to 'I'm A Fool to Want You' from the album, set to footage from Chenoweth's recent appearance at the Patriots-Cardinals 'Sunday Night Football' showdown earlier this month. Check it out below! (more...)

It's Good to See Her, Isn't It? Your Foolproof Guide to a Kristin Chenoweth-Filled Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

This fall marks another golden age of Chenoweth, as the beloved star of stage and screen prepares to leave her mark, well... all over the place in the coming months. Below, follow our fool-proof guide to ensuring that your autumn is chock-full of Chenoweth. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 08/30 - Iiiiiit's Paula Leggett Chase's Birthday!
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2016

Today is the birthday of Paula Leggett Chase, a woman who exemplifies the possibilities for an all-singing and all-dancing Broadway actress to take to the screen. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS at Ogunquit Starring Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Corbin Bleu, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The first annual all-star benefit concert BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER will be presented at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Monday, October 10. The event raises money to train our canine friends to save lives, as well as honoring of the loved ones we've lost to cancer. (more...)

Broadway Performers Will Perform in a One Night Cabaret to inspire Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Members of the Broadway community are donating their time and talent to perform in a one night cabaret to inspire young artists. On October 8th at 8:00pm, the Celebration of Stars cabaret will take place at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT. (more...)

World Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt welcome Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) for the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

VIDEO: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Performs National Anthem on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth, who will take on the role of Velma Von Tussle in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on December 7, performed the national anthem prior to coverage of the Patriots-Cardinals SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL showdown. (more...)

The Adobe Theater and ABQStages Co-Present Concert Version of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

The multiple Award-winning, On the Twentieth Century, the Cy Coleman-Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical will be performed in a staged concert version, directed and choreographed by Hal Simons, co-presented by The Adobe Theater and ABQStages. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Ryan Andes Joins DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Ryan Andes, (Encores' Wild Party, NBC's Peter Pan LIVE!, Big Fish) joins the Broadway at Birdland concert series presentation of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 4,  the LGBTQ+ Edition.  This one-night-only event will benefit the One Orlando Fund. (more...)

Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia to Star in WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Cover Art Revealed For Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art of Elegance'
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' will have a will have a digital release September 23rd and a physical release on September 30th, 2016. (more...)

Song Tracks Revealed For Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art of Elegance'
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

The song selections for Kristin Chenoweth's new album includes many great stabdards. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Release New Album 'The Art of Elegance' September 23
by Alan Henry - Aug 4, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth has teased on Twitter that she will be releasing a new album this fall! BroadwayWorld has learned the album, which will be titled 'The Art of Elegance' will have a digital release September 23rd and a physical release of September 30th, 2016. (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, abrand-new musical that chronicles a time before "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," and "A Star is Born"-a time when Judy Garland was simply, "the girl with the great big voice." Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows will run September 16 - November 27 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Eversource Energy, ConnectiCare, Comcast, and Webster Bank. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

Tony Winner Anthony Crivello Joins Cast of Studio Tenn's EVITA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello will join the cast of Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performinig Arts Center's production of Evita this September, playing the role of Juan Peron. Playing opposite Crivello in the eponymous role of Eva Peron is Broadway diva Eden Espinosa. (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Kristin Chenoweth Takes On 'Divine' Role in Starz's AMERICAN GODS
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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VIDEO: An Inside Look At Recording Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art Of Elegance'
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' will have a will have a digital release September 23rd and a physical release on September 30th, 2016. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

HOLLOWAY AT Feinstein's/54 Below SUNDAY AUGUST 14th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Holloway: In Concert on Sunday, August 14th at 9:30PM. Holloway is a new, contemporary pop based musical inspired by events of the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway. With a score and book by new writer Joseph Alan Smith, the musical is a story of passion, hope, and love, and begins to ask the question-what does it mean to live? (more...)


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Kristin Chenoweth Explains the Wacky Release Timing of Her and Idina Menzel's New Albums
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art of Elegance,' will have a will have a digital release September 23rd, but she's not the only Broadway superstar who will drop an album that day. Her Wicked costar Idina Menzel will release 'Idina.' on the same day, but the timing was not planned. 'I'm guessing she was as surprised as me,' Chenoweth told App.com. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth at MPAC This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center for their opening night celebration on Friday, September 23, 2016 and Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $79 - $149 (more...)

Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 45th summer season with a brand-new production of the hit show Mamma Mia! at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The production runs August 10-14 and 19-21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

We're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, THE POKEMUSICAL and More Coming Up This Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

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