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American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Paulini to Play Leading Role in THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian today announced that one of Australia's finest vocalists and performers, Paulini, will play the leading role of Rachel Marron in the Australian Premiere of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. (more...)

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE to Tap Into Boulder's Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Filled with tap dancing flappers, a soaring score and hilarious characters that will have audiences roaring with laughter - go back to the height of the Jazz Age this holiday season when Thoroughly Modern Mille plays BDT Stage November 19, 2016 through February 25, 2017. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs This Weekend
by David Green - Oct 16, 2015

CHARLES BUSCH, author and star of such plays as Psycho Beach Party, Times Square Angel, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, You Should Be So Lucky, Shanghai Moon and The Divine Sister brings his iconic Cabaret stylings to The COPA Palm Springs for two 'sure to be sell-out' performances, October 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm.   Born in New York City, he began his theatrical career shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1976.  After spending two years in Chicago working with different local theatre companies, he returned to his home town of New York City with a solo play called Hollywood Confidential, which he performed as a weekend late show at Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company's theatre at One Sheridan Square.  (more...)

Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs, 10/16-17
by David Green - Oct 12, 2015

CHARLES BUSCH, author and star of such plays as Psycho Beach Party, Times Square Angel, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, You Should Be So Lucky, Shanghai Moon and The Divine Sister brings his iconic Cabaret stylings to The COPA Palm Springs for two 'sure to be sell-out' performances, October 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm.   Born in New York City, he began his theatrical career shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1976.  After spending two years in Chicago working with different local theatre companies, he returned to his home town of New York City with a solo play called Hollywood Confidential, which he performed as a weekend late show at Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company's theatre at One Sheridan Square.  (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their New York premiere production of HIR, a new play by Obie Award-winning theater artist Taylor Mac (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, The Lily's Revenge, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, The Young Ladies Of). (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Nov 6, 2016

Now at Musical Theater Heritage, a show that grabs its audience by the throat and holds on viscerally through the final fade to black. The era is the early 1930s. The city is Berlin Germany. The setting is the grungy and erotic Kit Kat Club. The liberal Weimar Republic turns inward on itself and cedes control to some of the darkest forces in recorded history. This is a suburb production of John Kander and Fred Ebb's 1966 classic masterpiece 'Cabaret.' (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 20, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly opened last night, Tuesday, November 19. Directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse), the cast features Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good), Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jacksonoff-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). This five week limited engagement of Taking Care of Baby is presented as part of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). Previews began Tuesday, November 5. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Laura Benanti at NJPAC
by Leigh Scheps - Nov 10, 2015

Tony Award winning actress Laura Benanti will perform in concert at NJPAC on November 21st. A week before her solo show, Laura ties the knot to Patrick Brown. I caught up with the busy Broadway and now 'Supergirl' star as she dishes on behind the scenes of 'The Sound of Music LIVE,' why her tweets get a lot of attention, and some recent sad news. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Enlists OITNB Stars to Design Bow Ties for Marriage Equality
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2015

According to People, stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has enlisted ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK stars Lea DeLaria (Big Boo), Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes) and Kate Mulgrew (Red) to design bow ties for his latest collection. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Benoist, Jeremy Jordan, and More Celebrate Laura Benanti with WE LOVE HER at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 18, 2016

Last night, Melissa Benoist and Jeremy Jordan joined a line-up of stars at Feinstein's/54 Below to celebrate "Supergirl" alum, Tony Award-winner, Laura Benanti. Benanti is currently headlining the Broadway revival of She Loves Me at Studio 54-directly upstairs from Feinstein's/54 Below-a show for which she's earned her fifth Tony Award nomination. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 16-22, Featuring Laura Benanti, Matthew Morrison, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 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: Victoria Shaw: 'Under the Covers' With Special Guests Matthew and Gunnar Nelson; Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; A Celebration of Laura Benanti Starring Laura Benanti and Friends; Matthew Morrison at 54 Below; and Julia Mattison IS Ruby Manger: Springtime For Ruby - A Farewell Engagement. (more...)

Katee Sackhoff to Star in Horror Film DON'T KNOCK TWICE
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2015

It was revealed today in Cannes that Katee Sackhoff (“Oculus,” “Riddick,” “Battlestar Galactica”) will star in the supernatural horror film “Don't Knock Twice,” directed by Caradog James and being sold in Cannes by Content Media. (more...)

Photo Flash: TACT Spring Gala Honors Cynthia Harris with Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham and More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre celebrated its 22nd Anniversary at its annual Spring Gala last night, May 11th at The University Club (One East 54th Street @ 5th Avenue). The celebratory evening kicked off with a cocktail reception featuring a silent auction and the popular 'Pick-a-Prize' Raffle, followed by dinner and live auction featuring celebrity auctioneer David Silverman. Scroll down for phtoos of honoree Cynthia Harris and more! (more...)

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival 2014 Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin previously announced the line-up for the 2014 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, today, March 6-16, 2014 at the Addison Theatre and Conference Centre. (more...)

GTG's GOLDEN SHAMROCK Gala Honors Kate Mulgrew & Kenneth Lonergan Tonight; Patrick Page Performs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of David Staller, honors actress and GTG/Project Shaw alum Kate Mulgrew and award-winning playwright Kenneth Lonergan at its annual Golden Shamrock Gala tonight, March 16, at 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street). (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ALADDIN's Brian Gonzales
by BWW Staff - Mar 13, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Brian Gonzales, who is starring as 'Babkak' in Aladdin- currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Twitter Watch: IF/THEN Preps for Oscars with #BregALegIdina Campaign
by BWW Staff - Mar 1, 2014

On Twitter Watch, IF/THEN wrote 'stuff and tweets' (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle West - Jun 12, 2015

Everyone knows Cinderella. As one of the Brothers Grimm's most retold tales, this story made its way through the years from the pages of books to the stage and screen. So, it may come as a surprise that, in 2013, after dozens of successful movies (several of them musicals) and a handful of star-studded touring productions of the same title, CINDERELLA finally opened its first Broadway production. Bringing the enchantment of this extraordinary rags-to-riches story of a young girl becoming a princess to life, CINDERELLA is a magical feast for kids of all ages. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

BWW Review: JACKIE THE MUSICAL, King's Theatre, Glasgow, 26 July 26 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2016

Once there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no Facebook, when teenage girls waited with bated breath by the letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine. In Jackie The Musical we revisit those heady days, and tell the story of a recent divorcee who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alexandra Burke, Starring in SISTER ACT Tour, Opening at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will star as 'Deloris Van Cartier' in the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further dates and full casting to be announced shortly. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival 2014 Lineup Announced; Kicks Off 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced the line-up for the 2014 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, March 6-16, 2014 at the Addison Theatre and Conference Centre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MAMMA MIA!'s Mark A. Harmon
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 13, 2015

I have very fond memories from weekends during high school driving by the lake in my hometown in my best friend's car rocking out whatever pop music was on the radio at the time (probably the Backstreet Boys or the Spice Girls or something like that). On occasion we would blast the RENT movie soundtrack (I always sang the role of Mimi… terribly I might add) with the windows down, but there was one particular cast recording that we couldn't get enough of… MAMMA MIA! (more...)

Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE Opens Tonight at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Giant Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions presents the U.S. premiere of The Glass Protege, written by Dylan Costello with direction by John Nasca. Press opening is set for tonight, February 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, Ilinois. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Lorin Latarro on Creating the Dances for Broadway's WAITRESS
by Bob Rizzo - Feb 24, 2016

Lorin Latarro talks about her choreography in the new Broadway musical, WAITRESS. (more...)

Michael C. Hall Covers HEDWIG for John Cameron Mitchell Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch from tonight, February 17 - Saturday, February 21. John Cameron Mitchell will continue in the show through Saturday, February 14 and will then take a one week leave to attend to a knee injury. John will return as 'Hedwig' on Tuesday, February 24 through Sunday, April 26. (more...)

Flashback: Michael C. Hall Puts the Wig Back On as He Returns to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch from Tuesday, February 17 - Saturday, February 21. John Cameron Mitchell will continue in the show through Saturday, February 14 and will then take a one week leave to attend to a knee injury. John will return as 'Hedwig' on Tuesday, February 24 through Sunday, April 26. In honor of his return, BroadwayWorld flashes back to Hall's run in the show below! (more...)

Gingold Theatrical Group's GOLDEN SHAMROCK Gala to Honor Kate Mulgrew & Kenneth Lonergan; Patrick Page to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of David Staller, will honor actress and GTG/Project Shaw alum Kate Mulgrew and award-winning playwright Kenneth Lonergan at its annual Golden Shamrock Gala, March 16, at 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street). (more...)

Michael C. Hall to Cover HEDWIG for John Cameron Mitchell Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch from Tuesday, February 17 - Saturday, February 21. John Cameron Mitchell will continue in the show through Saturday, February 14 and will then take a one week leave to attend to a knee injury. John will return as 'Hedwig' on Tuesday, February 24 through Sunday, April 26. (more...)

Review Roundup: Emma Stone Makes Broadway Debut in CABARET
by Review Roundups - Dec 4, 2014

The Roundabout Theatre Company just welcomed Emma Stone in her Broadway debut as 'Sally Bowles'. Let's see what the critics had to say about her performance... (more...)

MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY Begins Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly begins its final week of performances tonight at 7:30PM. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Set to Host THE SOUND OF MUSIC Screening at XL Nightclub on 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

The kindness continues on December 5th when XL Nightclub, Cabaret and Lounge will host a screening of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! starring Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald, Stephen Moyer, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti. Doors will open at 6pm at XL (512 42nd ST between 10th and 11th Avenues). The screening will be shown on HD TVs throughout the space at 8pm. Door prizes will include autographed posters and cast albums of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! and CINDERELLA. For advance reservations please visit www.soundofmusicforOMB.eventbrite.com (more...)

BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA's New Glass Slippers Are a Perfect Fit
by Elee Schrock - Dec 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reviews the National Tour of 'Cinderella' in its Chicago stop. (more...)

Cast Announced for Giant Cherry and Glitterati's THE GLASS PROTEGE, Opening 2/26 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Giant Cherry Productions in association with Glitterati Productions presents the U.S. premiere of The Glass Protege, written by Dylan Costello with direction by John Nasca. Press opening is set for February 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, Ilinois. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shaw Festival's LIGHT UP THE SKY: Aging Script Not So Bright
by Michael Rabice - Aug 3, 2015

The Shaw Festival is known for dusting off old chestnuts and breathing new life into them. Unfortunately, its new production of Moss Hart's LIGHT UP THE SKY is  a chestnut better left in the attic to continue gathering dust.  Compared to his successful plays, like THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER  (with 739 Broadway performances) and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (838 performances), LIGHT UP THE SKY is a second string comedy that seems stale and dated. It's initial run on Broadway was only a modest success, running 200 performances, and revivals have not fared much better. (more...)

BWW Profile: Kate Mulgrew Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Scott Fullerton - Aug 22, 2014

Kate Mulgrew is a celebrated actress of stage, screen and television; from Broadway shows including EQUUS, MARY STUART, and TEA AT FIVE; to films like A STRANGER IS WATCHING, THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN, and STAR TREK NEMISIS, to her most famous roles in RYAN'S HOPE, MRS. COLUMBO, and STAR TREK VOYAGER. (more...)

The Colony Theatre to Present Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview on Wednesday, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

Tom Wopat to Lead Industry Readings of Bob Stewart's AMERICAN INHERITANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Tony Award nominated actor Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Annie Get Your Gun) will lead the cast for industry readings of AMERICAN INHERITANCE, a new play by Bob Stewart. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - BRIGHT STAR Pre Show Rituals
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Apr 29, 2016

This week, I put out a request for questions for me and the Bright Star cast.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/29/2015 - Criss in HEDWIG, McDonald at Carnegie and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 29, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway gets a new HEDWIG, Audra lights up Carnegie Hall and more! (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Apr 21, 2016

Hello, Broadway World! (more...)

Tom Wopat Leads Industry Readings of Bob Stewart's AMERICAN INHERITANCE This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Tony Award nominated actor Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Annie Get Your Gun) will lead the cast for industry readings of AMERICAN INHERITANCE, a new play by Bob Stewart. (more...)

Cynthia Harris to be Honored at TACT's Spring Gala; Ann Hampton Callaway Will Perform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically acclaimed company that 'reveals, reclaims and reimagines great plays of literary merit,' will celebrate its 22nd Anniversary at its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 11th at The University Club (One East 54th Street @ 5th Avenue). The celebratory evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception featuring a silent auction and the popular 'Pick-a-Prize' Raffle, where attendees can select which prize they want to win, followed by dinner and live auction featuring celebrity auctioneer David Silverman at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Presents Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview tonight, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

BWW Interviews: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Bill Evans as Jacob/Potiphar
by Heidi Scheuermann - Apr 13, 2015

It's time to dig into those closets and find the shiniest, brightest clothes you've got and head down to the Saenger Theatre for the most colorful show of the season! JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is headed our way, and is sure to be a fun 2014-2015 season finale. Between the captivating story, the toe-tapping tunes, and the razzle dazzle of the costume and set design, JOSEPH is a show that can be enjoyed by the whole family. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Michael Arden & More Will Celebrate Laura Benanti in WE LOVE HER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

On May 16 (9:30PM) Center On The Aisle (#COTA) will present 'We Love Her,' a celebration of one of Broadway's foremost - and its funniest - leading ladies, Tony winner Laura Benanti (currently starring in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of She Loves Me). Conceived and hosted by #COTA's editor-in-chief, and frequent guest on NBC Weekend Today in New York, Steve Schonberg, the night will feature a cast of Benanti's friends and fellow stars who will celebrate this incredible talent with songs and stories from her career (Into the Woods, Gypsy, The Wedding Singer, ABC's Nashville, and more) - and of course, her most 'favorited' Tweets. (more...)

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