Die Laughing at Philadelphia Theatre Company's MURDER FOR TWO, 6/6-28Die Laughing at Philadelphia Theatre Company's MURDER FOR TWO, 6/6-28
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Murder, musical mayhem and a madcap mystery will be on stage when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the killer musical MURDER FOR TWO, running June 6-28 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  With book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and direction by Scott Schwartz, the hilarious whodunit features a two-man cast, with one actor investigating the crime and the other playing all the suspects -- and both playing the piano.  (more...)

Alan Cumming, Theresa Rebeck & More Set for The Orchard Project 2015Alan Cumming, Theresa Rebeck & More Set for The Orchard Project 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Exchange today announced the artists and companies who will participate in its 2015 Orchard Project summer residency program. Twenty-two artists and ensembles (listed below) were selected from a competitive field of nearly 500 applicants to develop their big, new ideas at the Orchard Project. This will be the eighth summer - and the first summer in Saratoga Springs, NY - for the Orchard Project, a laboratory program where theatre artists and companies come to innovate, develop, and refine new shows. Past productions developed at the Orchard Project have gone on to be performed around the globe for over 500,000 people and to win awards from TONYs to Obies to Oliviers. (more...)

VIDEO: Darren Criss Talks HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Today's 'Live'VIDEO: Darren Criss Talks HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Today's 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - May 4, 2015

Darren Criss stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to talk about jumping into the starring role of Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & More to Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below, 5/18Bryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & More to Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returns to the intimate Manhattan venue 54 Below on Monday May 18th to continue an official residence for 2015. Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham (Gentlemen's Guide..., The Heidi Chronichles), Janet Krupin (If/Then, Bring It On) Ciara Renee (Pippin, Big Fish) make their Broadway Big Band debuts, joing a starry list of performers. The 9:30 PM concert, helmed by director Max Friedman, also featurs returning guest vocalists Nick Blaemire (Found, Godspell), Tony Award Nominee Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange, The Book of Mormon), Jason Gotay (Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, Bring It On), Julia Mattison (Godspell), and more to be announced! Friedman and Rosen co-produce. (more...)

Photo Flash: HEDWIG's Darren Criss Visits Today's 'Live'Photo Flash: HEDWIG's Darren Criss Visits Today's 'Live'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Darren Criss stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to talk about jumping into the starring role of Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch.  (more...)

Eisa Davis, Joey Contreras & More Set for Musical Theatre Factory's First Anniversary PartyEisa Davis, Joey Contreras & More Set for Musical Theatre Factory's First Anniversary Party
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Musical Theater Factory will be hosting a party to celebrate the success of its first year. Since its founding in May 2104, the non profit organization has assisted in the development of more than sixty new musicals, with the help of seven hundred volunteers.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Anne MearaPhoto Flash: Remembering Anne Meara
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported over the weekend, Anne Meara passed away on Saturday. She was 85. Meara appeared in five Broadway shows and was Tony-nominated for her performance as Marthy Owen in ANNA CHRISTIE in 1992, opposite Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson. (more...)

SPACE on Ryder Farm Sets 2015 SeasonSPACE on Ryder Farm Sets 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit artist residency program announces its 5th season. Housed on Ryder Farm in picturesque Brewster, NY, SPACE will host over 150 artists as they develop 75 projects. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Melba Moore & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJames Monroe Iglehart, Melba Moore & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & More Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below TonightBryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & More Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returns to the intimate Manhattan venue 54 Below tonight, May 18th to continue an official residence for 2015. (more...)

Harlem Stage to Premiere NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG, 6/3-7Harlem Stage to Premiere NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG, 6/3-7
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Harlem Stage will present the world premiere of Notes of a Native Song, a new work by Tony and Obie award-winning playwright, singer-songwriter Stew (Passing Strange), co-composed with his long-time collaborator Heidi Rodewald, who also performs. Commissioned and produced by Harlem Stage, Notes of a Native Song is a live collage of songs, text and video inspired by James Baldwin's brave and visionary proclivity for airing uncomfortable truths as celebratory events of poetry and beauty. Notes Of A Native Song is the culminating presentation of The Year of James Baldwin, a 14-month celebration of Baldwin spearheaded by Harlem Stage. (more...)

LaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 SeasonLaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2015-16 season, continuing the theater's six-decade tradition of producing theater that is accessible to all. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1
by BWW Special Coverage - May 1, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of opening night of The Public Theater's GROUNDED, starring Anne Hathaway, the cast of THE VISIT recording the original cast album, a first look at Darren Criss's return to Broadway as HEDWIG, and more! (more...)

Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 6, 2015

The 69th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 7th at 8/9c hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long award season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize.  (more...)

Tracee Beazer, T. Oliver Reid and More to Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at TUTSTracee Beazer, T. Oliver Reid and More to Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe, playing July 14 - 19 for TUTS' 48th consecutive year of offering FREE musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 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: OF GOOD STOCK opens off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' gets a new actress, OFF THE MAIN ROAD kicks off WTF today and more! (more...)

Playhouse on Park Now Casting for Season 7Playhouse on Park Now Casting for Season 7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Award-winning professional theatre Playhouse on Park is now casting for its upcoming seventh season. Local auditions will be held at the Playhouse on August 30th and 31st, and NYC auditions will be held on July 10th and 11th.     (more...)

Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

?Ghostlight Records will expand their special single from stage and screen star Melissa Errico with the third song, "Walking Happy." The digital exclusive is available today, June 23, 2015, on iTunes here. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Productions to Launch 2015 Season With EXTREMITIES, 8/27-9/19Dark & Stormy Productions to Launch 2015 Season With EXTREMITIES, 8/27-9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Dark & Stormy Productions today announces the producers, venue, and partners for its upcoming production of Extremities by William Mastrosimone. Previously, Dark & Stormy has presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, The Receptionist by Adam Bock, The Drunken City by Adam Bock, and The Hothouse by Harold Pinter. Extremities will be the first production of Dark & Stormy's 2015 season. (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre  continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.  KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.  Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

Nikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening TonightNikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, lead LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. PRELUDES, a world premiere and the first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, began performances on May 23 and opens tonight, June 15, running through Sunday, July 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway ChartSOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Ghostlight Records just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album for Something Rotten!, the new musical comedy nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, hit #1 on the Billboard Top Broadway chart its first week in digital release. The album also debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #94, the Billboard Top Current Albums chart at #45, and the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart at #22. This marks the strongest overall cast album debut since June 2014, and the third-strongest sales week of any cast recording in five years. Something Rotten! is officially available now on iTunes here and other digital formats with a 36-page booklet. The disc will be available in stores and online July 17. The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and Kevin McCollum. It is co-produced by Lawrence Manchesterand Phil Reno. The album has special liner notes by Time Out New York theater editor David Cote. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/somethingrotten. (more...)

Colman Domingo Joins Cast of AMC's FEAR THE WALKING DEAD in Recurring RoleColman Domingo Joins Cast of AMC's FEAR THE WALKING DEAD in Recurring Role
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Broadway vet Colman Domingo has signed on for a recurring role on AMC's upcoming The Walking Dead companion series, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD.  (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 – 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

America Ferrera & More Set for 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance ResortAmerica Ferrera & More Set for 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company and creative advisors that are participating in its 2015 Theatre Lab, which kicked off yesterday and runs through July 26 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

ON RECORD: Rebecca Naomi Jones' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It's What Made Me Want to Get Into This Business'ON RECORD: Rebecca Naomi Jones' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It's What Made Me Want to Get Into This Business'
by On Record - Jul 28, 2015

Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday for ON RECORD- to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Rebecca Naomi Jones, who is currently starring as 'Yitzhak' in Hedwig and the Angry Inch- playing at the Belasco Theatre. Read on to find out her top five picks! (more...)

Church of Betty Celebrates 25 Years with New Record SWIRLED WORLD, Videos, and Shows at The Living RoomChurch of Betty Celebrates 25 Years with New Record SWIRLED WORLD, Videos, and Shows at The Living Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

There are few bands that have been as tenaciously creative, exploratory, eclectic and inclusive as Church of Betty. On Swirled World, their new release, produced by Two-time Independent Music Awards Winner Kenny Siegal (Langhorne Slim & The Law, Chris Whitley, Spottiswoode & His Enemies), frontman Chris Rael's ever-evolving musical palette effortlessly crosses genres (world, rock, pop, folk, classical) and is as fertile and explosive as ever. Rael is at the top of his game as vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: De'Adre Aziza Brings the Jazz Age to Life in PARADISE BLUE at the Williamstown Theatre FestivalBWW Interview: De'Adre Aziza Brings the Jazz Age to Life in PARADISE BLUE at the Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Nora Dominick - Jul 17, 2015

BroadwayWorld sat down with Tony Award-nominee De'Adre Aziza to discuss her new role in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of ?PARADISE BLUE. (more...)

Bayou Theatre Company to Stage PASSING STRANGEBayou Theatre Company to Stage PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Bayou Theatre Company continues it's 2014-2015 Season "Finding the Real" with Stew's musical "Passing Strange," exploring themes of acceptance, identity, the importance of family and love, set in various parts of Europe like Amsterdam, and Berlin. Passing Strange is directed by Bayou Theatre Company's Artistic Director Alric Davis with musical direction by Donte Wright, and will be performed at the Frenetic Theatre Thursday - Saturday August 6th - 8th nightly at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Michele Pawk to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in HOLLYWOOD ARMS Reading This FallMichele Pawk to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in HOLLYWOOD ARMS Reading This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Sundance Institute in collaboration with Kaufman Music Center will present An Anniversary Concert Reading of Hollywood Arms at Merkin Concert Hall on September 21. (more...)

BWW TV: Darren Criss & Rebecca Naomi Jones Prep for Broadway Returns in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!BWW TV: Darren Criss & Rebecca Naomi Jones Prep for Broadway Returns in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Darren Criss will return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. As previously announced John Cameron Mitchell will play his final performance as Hedwig on Sunday, April 26. Additionally, Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), will join the cast, in the role of Yitzhak, beginning Tuesday April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The new company just met the press and you can check out what they had to say on the big day below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Darren Criss & Rebecca Naomi Jones Get Ready for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!FREEZE FRAME: Darren Criss & Rebecca Naomi Jones Get Ready for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Walter McBride - Apr 8, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Darren Criss will return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. As previously announced John Cameron Mitchell will play his final performance as Hedwig on Sunday, April 26. Additionally, Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), will join the cast, in the role of Yitzhak, beginning Tuesday April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The new company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Orange County Debut of MURDER FOR TWO This SpringLaguna Playhouse to Present Orange County Debut of MURDER FOR TWO This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the Orange County premiere of the Smash-Hit, Off-Broadway musical, MURDER FOR TWO, book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, choreography by Wendy Seyb, musical direction by David Caldwell and direction by Scott Schwartz. (more...)

The Wilbury Group Sets 2015-16 Season: DRY LAND, Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM & MoreThe Wilbury Group Sets 2015-16 Season: DRY LAND, Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Wilbury Theatre Group's Founding Artistic Director Josh Short has announced the Group's 2015-16 season, including a new drama from one of New York's most promising young playwrights, the world premiere of a new play by Wilbury playwright-in-residence Ben Jolivet, two of the most acclaimed off-Broadway musicals of the last few years, an irreverent new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, and the New England premiere of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Broadway's Next HEDWIG Stops by Lena Hall's Final ShowTwitter Watch: Broadway's Next HEDWIG Stops by Lena Hall's Final Show
by BWW Staff - Apr 5, 2015

On Twitter Watch, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's official Twitter feed wrote 'Incoming Hedwig @DarrenCriss with outgoing Yitzhak @LenaRockerHall after her triumphant final performance ' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lena Hall Surprised Onstage By Her Former HEDWIGS!STAGE TUBE: Lena Hall Surprised Onstage By Her Former HEDWIGS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2015

We're still trying to figure out what you call a set of HEDWIGs, but we think Lena Hall said it best onstage last night when she quipped 'I never thought I'd see all four of my husbands on one stage.' Now, we've got video! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Darren Criss Debuts in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!Photo Coverage: Darren Criss Debuts in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Walter McBride - Apr 30, 2015

Darren Criss made his return to Broadway last night in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Fabulous First Look at Darren Criss and Rebecca Naomi Jones in HEDWIG on Broadway!Photo Flash: A Fabulous First Look at Darren Criss and Rebecca Naomi Jones in HEDWIG on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Darren Criss returns to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting tonight, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. In addition, Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange) joined HEDWIG in the role of Yitzhak earlier this month. BroadwayWorld has a first look at both stars onstage below! (more...)

Darren Criss Steps Into HEDWIG's Stilettos on Broadway TonightDarren Criss Steps Into HEDWIG's Stilettos on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

As BWW previously reported, Darren Criss will return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting tonight, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. (more...)

Wilbury Group Announces Auditions for 2016/16 SeasonWilbury Group Announces Auditions for 2016/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2015

The Wilbury Theatre Group will hold auditions for its 2015-16 season on Saturday, May 30 from 10:00am-5:00pm, and on Sunday May 31 from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Audition slots are limited and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Auditions will be held at the The Wilbury Theatre Group, 393 Broad Street, Providence RI. (more...)

Works by Rachel Chavkin, Taylor Mac & More Set for Sundance Institute's 2015 Theatre LabWorks by Rachel Chavkin, Taylor Mac & More Set for Sundance Institute's 2015 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

  Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected from 827 submissions for its 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort in Utah, July 6-26. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Original Broadway Cast Album Coming This SummerSOMETHING ROTTEN! Original Broadway Cast Album Coming This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

?Ghostlight Records will record the Original Broadway Cast Album of the new musical comedy Something Rotten!. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More Head Off-Broadway for LCT3's New Musical PRELUDESNikki M. James, Gabriel Ebert & More Head Off-Broadway for LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, begin rehearsals today for the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Creators, Darren Criss and Rebecca Naomi Jones Share Love for HEDWIGSTAGE TUBE: Creators, Darren Criss and Rebecca Naomi Jones Share Love for HEDWIG
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2015

Click below to watch interviews with Mitchell and fellow creator Stephen Trask, as well as new stars Criss and Jones, all sharing their love for HEDWIG! (more...)

Estelle Parsons, Justin Long, Blair Underwood & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's Star-Studded 2015 SeasonEstelle Parsons, Justin Long, Blair Underwood & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's Star-Studded 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced additional casting for Williamstown Theatre Festival's Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions for the upcoming summer Season, which kicks off on June 30 and runs through August 23, 2015. (more...)

DRY LAND, CAIN + ABEL, MURDER BALLAD and More Set for The Wilbury Group's 2015-16 SeasonDRY LAND, CAIN + ABEL, MURDER BALLAD and More Set for The Wilbury Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Wilbury Theatre Group's Founding Artistic Director Josh Short has announced the Group's 2015-16 season, including a new drama from one of New York's most promising young playwrights, the world premiere of a new play by Wilbury playwright-in-residence Ben Jolivet, two of the most acclaimed off-Broadway musicals of the last few years, an irreverent new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, and the New England premiere of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones Joins HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH as 'Yitzhak' TonightRebecca Naomi Jones Joins HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH as 'Yitzhak' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig and the Angry Inch welcomes Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange) in the role of Yitzhak beginning tonight, April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sultry Sparkle! Darren Criss Dons HEDWIG Makeup in New PosterPhoto Flash: Sultry Sparkle! Darren Criss Dons HEDWIG Makeup in New Poster
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

As BWW previously reported, Darren Criss will return to Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. Criss just unveiled a new photo of himself in full makeup for the role - check it out below! (more...)

DINNER WITH THE BOYS' Dan Lauria to Be Honored This WeekendDINNER WITH THE BOYS' Dan Lauria to Be Honored This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Dan Lauria, the revered actor and now author of the new play DINNER WITH THE BOYS -- to be given its Off-Broadway debut this spring at the Acorn Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) -- will be recognized for his contributions to television and athletics: on Friday, April 10 he will receive the Distinguished American Award from the New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation in Connecticut, and the beloved television series, THE WONDER YEARS in which Mr. Lauria starred for several years, will be honored with a special award on this week's TV Land Awards. Also on Tuesday, April 14 at noon, Mr. Lauria will be guest speaker before the Broadway Association in Manhattan. (more...)

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