STAGE TUBE: New King Hoon Lee's Getting To Know THE KING AND I CompanySTAGE TUBE: New King Hoon Lee's Getting To Know THE KING AND I Company
by Michael Dale - Sep 30, 2015

There's a new king in town and it's Hoon Lee, known for royal performances in plays like YELLOWFACE and THE SCHOOL FOR LIES. (more...)

Hoon Lee Takes the Throne Tonight in Broadway's THE KING AND IHoon Lee Takes the Throne Tonight in Broadway's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street), welcomes a new leader tonight, September 29. (more...)

Hal Prince Chats Reworking PRINCE OF BROADWAY for Japan, BroadwayHal Prince Chats Reworking PRINCE OF BROADWAY for Japan, Broadway
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of PRINCE OF BROADWAY began rehearsals on September 3 in New York City. Hal Prince just talked to Deadline about the once-stalled show's upcoming premiere in Japan, taking the production to Broadway next year, his flops and his successes throughout his career, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hoon Lee Joins Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara in THE KING AND I on Broadway!Photo Flash: Hoon Lee Joins Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara in THE KING AND I on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

On Tuesday, September 29, immediately upon completion of filming his starring role on the fourth season of the Cinemax series 'Banshee,' Hoon Lee joined Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and the company, assuming the role of The King, which was originated for this production by Tony Award nominee Ken Watanabe. Lee replaced Jose Llana. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a new look at Lee in the role below! (more...)

Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The PublicRobert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE began previews on September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening tonight, October 8. (more...)

Len Cariou, James Earl Jones & More Will Honor Angela Lansbury at York's Awards Gala in NovemberLen Cariou, James Earl Jones & More Will Honor Angela Lansbury at York's Awards Gala in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director) will honor Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's (409 East 59th Street).  (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: Scaring Up Theatrical Fun for HalloweenCRITIC'S CHOICE: Scaring Up Theatrical Fun for Halloween
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 30, 2015

It's Halloween weekend and every dramatic personage and theatrical type we've ever encountered is caught up in the annual rush to find just the right costume for their holiday revelries (we confess we've never had the knack for coming up with Halloween get-ups – not since we went in drag to a party at the First Baptist Church as the age of 12…tongues were wagging, we are certain, but we lived to tell about it, so it couldn't have been that bad). In the meantime, there are all sorts of onstage happenings this weekend to keep you otherwise engaged should the difficulty of selecting your costume prove to be too much. (more...)

BWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and BeyondBWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and Beyond
by Bonny Loo - Oct 30, 2015

Billed as 'a new musical', the world premiere of Prince of Broadway at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo salutes legendary Broadway producer/director, Harold Prince. Co-directed by Prince himself and Susan Stroman (who also choreographs), the evening celebrates an illustrious career spanning over six decades from the 1950s up to the present day, during which time Hal Prince has produced and/or directed more than 30 Broadway shows, winning a record 21 Tony Awards along the way. (more...)

Alvin Ing Brings THE ING AND OUT OF ALVIN - THE JOURNEY OF A COCKEYED OPTIMIST to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Open Doors Productions & Theatricals will present Alvin Ing (original Broadway 1976 & 2004 Pacific Overtures, 2002 Flower Drum Song. 2014 The Gambler with Mark Wahlberg) in his new cabaret for one night only, THE ING AND OUT OF ALVIN - THE JOURNEY OF A COCKEYED OPTIMIST, written and directed by Lainie Sakakura. (more...)

Erin Davie, Klea Blackhurst & More Added to York's Gala Honoring Angela LansburyErin Davie, Klea Blackhurst & More Added to York's Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The York Theatre Company has announced today Broadway's Klea Blackhurst (York's Call Me Madame) Mario Cantone (Assassins), Erin Davie (York's Silk Stockings, Side Show), Matt McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It), and Mary Louise Wilson (On the Twentieth Century), along with the acclaimed Yale Wiffenpoofs, have joined the roster of illustrious special guest performers who will gather to honor Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury at 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's (409 East 59th Street).  (more...)

BWW TV: Hoon Lee Takes the Throne in Broadway's THE KING AND I; Watch Highlights!BWW TV: Hoon Lee Takes the Throne in Broadway's THE KING AND I; Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2015

On Tuesday, September 29, immediately upon completion of filming his starring role on the fourth season of the Cinemax series 'Banshee,' Hoon Lee joined Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and the company, assuming the role of The King, which was originated for this production by Tony Award nominee Ken Watanabe. Lee replaced Jose Llana. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of Lee in the role below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 10/26/15Nashville Theater Calendar 10/26/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 26, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards Nominations Now OpenKennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards Nominations Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking nominations for the 2016 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards-a series of annual grants that recognize inspiring teachers in any field of education across the United States. Now entering their sixth year, the awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010. The program was initiated and funded through the generous support of arts philanthropists and friends of Mr. Sondheim, Myrna and Freddie Gershon. (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Hume-Fogg's Darby KolwyckHIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Hume-Fogg's Darby Kolwyck
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 26, 2015

Next up for Daron Bruce's students involved in theater at Hume-Fogg Academic High Schools (one of the nation's highest rated secondary schools) is a much-anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, running November 5-7 at the iconic and historic high school, located on Broadway naturally - in downtown Nashville. Taking on the challenging role of Mrs. Lovett in the school edition of Sondheim's musical is Darby Kolwyck, a talented student with an already enviable resume: She's played Rusty in Act Too's Footloose and was part of HFA's acclaimed production of Cabaret. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 25, 2015BWW's On This Day - October 25, 2015
by - Oct 25, 2015

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

Star-Packed PRINCE OF BROADWAY Premieres in Japan TonightStar-Packed PRINCE OF BROADWAY Premieres in Japan Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six-decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, plays from tonight, October 23, through November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theatre, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's Telly Leung Releases New Single 'New York State of Mind' TodayALLEGIANCE's Telly Leung Releases New Single 'New York State of Mind' Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Telly Leung, star of this season's new Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga, will release a new album via Yellow Sound Label. SONGS FOR YOU will be released on Friday, November 20, with the lead single 'New York State of Mind' available today, October 23. (more...)

The Sheen Center Presents Anthony de Mare - LIASONSThe Sheen Center Presents Anthony de Mare - LIASONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

The Catholic Archdiocese of New York's new downtown cultural initiative, The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, located at 18 Bleecker Street, is proud to present Anthony De Mare - Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano, Thursday, October 22 at 8pm in the Loreto Theater. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL Premieres at 5th Avenue Theatre TonightRichard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL Premieres at 5th Avenue Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the sweeping new musical, WATERFALL, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. The production officially opens tonight, October 15. (more...)

Brad Oscar, Emily Skeggs, Margo Seibert & More Set for NAMT's 2015 Festival of New Musicals; Directors Set!Brad Oscar, Emily Skeggs, Margo Seibert & More Set for NAMT's 2015 Festival of New Musicals; Directors Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre just announced the preliminary directors and casting for its 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place today, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Laura Griffith, Thom Sesma and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's WATERFALLSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Laura Griffith, Thom Sesma and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's WATERFALL
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Griffith, Bie Sukrit, Thom Sesma and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's WATERFALLPhoto Flash: First Look at Laura Griffith, Bie Sukrit, Thom Sesma and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 10, 2015BWW's On This Day - October 10, 2015
by - Oct 10, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This FallBucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

Telly Leung to Celebrate SONGS FOR YOU Album Release 11/23 at Joe's Pub; Pre-Order Now!Telly Leung to Celebrate SONGS FOR YOU Album Release 11/23 at Joe's Pub; Pre-Order Now!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Yellow Sound Label has announced that the new solo CD by Telly Leung - who opened last night to rave reviews in the new Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga - is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. SONGS FOR YOU will be released on Friday, November 20. Telly will celebrate the album at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Monday, November 23 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

CRITICS CHOICE: We Could Make BelieveCRITICS CHOICE: We Could Make Believe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 6, 2015

Halloween's all done in, there are still three weeks ahead before we officially give thanks, and Christmas - and all its accompanying frenzy and frivolity - is about seven weeks away! So what's there to do for all the theatrical types jonesing for a trip to make believe? Plenty! Theater companies all over middle Tennessee are showing off their best and brightest, with a number of eagerly anticipated shows opening this weekend and/or continuing from their earlier opening nights and next Tuesday there's a sparkling new Broadway musical swinging through Music City to entertain you… (more...)

THE KING AND I's Hoon Lee Came Late To Acting But Is Catching Up FastTHE KING AND I's Hoon Lee Came Late To Acting But Is Catching Up Fast
by Michael Dale - Nov 6, 2015

Broadway's current King was a graphic designer before a friend asked him to help record a demo for a musical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALLEGIANCE's Telly Leung Sings 'Second Chances' at Joe's PubSTAGE TUBE: ALLEGIANCE's Telly Leung Sings 'Second Chances' at Joe's Pub
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2015

Leung celebrated the album at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater earlier this week November 23 at 7:00 PM. Check out a clip from the performance below! (more...)

Bradley Beahen, Jose Luaces, Ciaran Mccarthy and John Michael Zuerlein to Lead York's PLAID TIDINGS This DecBradley Beahen, Jose Luaces, Ciaran Mccarthy and John Michael Zuerlein to Lead York's PLAID TIDINGS This Dec
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the full cast for York Theatre Company's New York premiere of PLAID TIDINGS, the holiday edition of the ever popular FOREVER PLAID, with book by Stuart Ross, original FOREVER PLAID vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, and vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg and David Snyder. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's Telly Leung Celebrates SONGS FOR YOU Album Release Tonight at Joe's PubALLEGIANCE's Telly Leung Celebrates SONGS FOR YOU Album Release Tonight at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The new solo CD by Telly Leung - who just opened to rave reviews in the new Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga - is out now on iTunes, and Telly will celebrate the album at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater tonight, November 23 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Broadway Musical Director Paul Gemignani, 12/8Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Broadway Musical Director Paul Gemignani, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

On December 8, Palm Beach Dramaworks launches the third season of its highly successful Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! series with Paul Gemignani: Musical Theatre's Master Maestro. The program features the esteemed Broadway musical director in conversation with Sheryl Flatow. Gemignani, recipient of the 2001 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award, will discuss a remarkable career still going strong after more than 40 years, and talk about how he helps shape a show and bring a score to life. The program will be presented twice, at 2pm (limited seating available) and 7pm at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Hume-Fogg's Andrew ForbesHIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Hume-Fogg's Andrew Forbes
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 2, 2015

Next up for Daron Bruce's students at Hume-Fogg Academic High School (one of the nation's highest rated secondary schools) is a much-anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, running November 5-7 at the iconic and historic high school - located on Broadway, naturally - in downtown Nashville. Taking on the challenge of portraying Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, is Andrew Forbes, who is in today's High School Drama spotlight. (more...)

BWW Review: STEVE, or Here's To The Gentlemen Who SupBWW Review: STEVE, or Here's To The Gentlemen Who Sup
by Michael Dale - Nov 19, 2015

Mark Gerrard's tragicomedy is packed with musical theatre quotes and barbs, but not much plot. (more...)

Charles Strouse, K.T. Sullivan, Robert Creighton and More Set for York Theatre's Will Holt TributeCharles Strouse, K.T. Sullivan, Robert Creighton and More Set for York Theatre's Will Holt Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The life and work of Will Holt, known for his immeasurable contributions to folk music and the musical theatre, will be celebrated by the York Theatre Company.  (more...)

Len Cariou, James Earl Jones and More Honor Angela Lansbury Tonight at York's 2015 GalaLen Cariou, James Earl Jones and More Honor Angela Lansbury Tonight at York's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The York Theatre Company honors Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre tonight, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's (409 East 59th Street). (more...)

TAO: DRUM HEART to Make New York Premiere at NYU Skirball This FebruaryTAO: DRUM HEART to Make New York Premiere at NYU Skirball This February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

?From the creative team behind the four-time Tony Award-nominated revival of Pacific Overtures comes the New York debut of TAO: DRUM HEART. The new production will play a strictly limited engagement at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts from Thursday, February 11, 2016 through Sunday, February 14, 2016 before TAO continues its fourth North American tour. (more...)

TheatreWorks Celebrates 200 years of Jane Austen's EMMA with Musical Adaptation this DecemberTheatreWorks Celebrates 200 years of Jane Austen's EMMA with Musical Adaptation this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley celebrates the holidays - and the 200th anniversary of the novel's publication - with a limited return engagement of Jane Austen's Emma, the musical adaption which originated at TheatreWorks and became the most popular show in the company's 46 year history. (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents PLAID TIDINGS Limited EngagementYork Theatre Company Presents PLAID TIDINGS Limited Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present the New York premiere of Plaid Tidings, the holiday edition of the ever popular Forever Plaid, with book by Stuart Ross and vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg and David Snyder. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Michael Urie, Matt McGrath & More Will Take Part in STILL AT RISK Benefit Reading on 2/22Michael Urie, Matt McGrath & More Will Take Part in STILL AT RISK Benefit Reading on 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

On Monday, February 22nd at 7 PM, Tom Kirdahy Productions and Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS will present a benefit reading of STILL AT RISK, a new play by Tim Pinckney (Message to Michael, Ever So Humble) benefiting The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.   Featuring a stellar cast from Broadway, TV and film, this one night event will be directed by Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, The Divine Sister)   (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

BREAKING: 2016 Kleban Prize Recipients Announced!BREAKING: 2016 Kleban Prize Recipients Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 26th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Stacey Luftig and the 26th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Daniel Goldstein. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2016
by - Jan 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tony Nominee Kate Baldwin & Paolo Montalban to Lead THE KING AND I at Lyric Opera of ChicagoTony Nominee Kate Baldwin & Paolo Montalban to Lead THE KING AND I at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Tony Award-nominated Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban will star as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam in Lyric's grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, April 29-May 22, 2016 (press opening April 30). A graduate of Northwestern University, Baldwin last appeared onstage in Chicago in the Broadway-bound musical Big Fish. Montalban has been seen in Broadway productions of Pacific Overtures and The King and I, and is best known for starring as the Prince in ABC's telefilm of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, alongside Brandy and Whitney Houston. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/11/16- PACIFIC OVERTURESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/11/16- PACIFIC OVERTURES
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2016

Today in 1976, Pacific Overtures opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 193 performances. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a libretto by John Weidman, and additional material by Hugh Wheeler, the musical is set in 1853 Japan and follows the difficult Westernization of Japan, through the lives of two friends caught in the change. The original Broadway production of Pacific Overtures in 1976 was presented in Kabuki style, with men playing women's parts and set changes made in full view of the audience by people dressed in black. A Broadway revival ran at Studio 54 from December 2, 2004 to January 30, 2005, directed by Amon Miyamoto and starring B.D. Wong as the Narrator and several members of the original cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ippudo Restaurant Celebrates TAO: DRUM HEART's NYC PremierePhoto Flash: Ippudo Restaurant Celebrates TAO: DRUM HEART's NYC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

TAO and Ippudo restaurant partnered to create a 'DRUM HEART' bowl in honor of TAO's New York City debut at NYU Skirball from Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, February 14. To celebrate TAO: DRUM HEART, Ippudo was inspired to create the Drum Heart bowl, which consists of black sesame spicy pork soup served with pork belly chasu, spicy miso paste, crispy onion chips, cabbage, cilantro, and lime, finished at the table with Rayu spicy sesame oil. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim AwardMichael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Just announced, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor Broadway librettist John Weidman (ASSASSINS, Pacific Overtures, ROAD SHOW) with the company's seventh Stephen Sondheim Award on April 4, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 2, 2015
by - Dec 2, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung & Jarrod Spector Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupAdam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung & Jarrod Spector Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY - an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring Broadway's brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices - has added special guest stars Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung and Jarrod Spector. The concert takes place at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). Michael McElroy and The Broadway Inspirational Voices will be joined by previously-announced performers Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry and Marcus Paul James. The music will be performed with the signature soul and innovative musical arrangements of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices. This event will help benefit the BIV Outreach Program. Tickets begin at $30, and can be purchased by visiting http://www.bbkingblues.com. (more...)

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