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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Adds Another Week of Performances in TorontoMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Adds Another Week of Performances in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and David Mirvish has announced that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has been extended for one additional week. Tickets for the final week will go on sale Saturday September 12th. Tickets will be available online at www.mirvish.com at 12:01AM. Phone sales begin at 10:00AM and are available by calling TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333 or in person at 12Noon at the Royal Alexandra Theatre - 260 King Street West. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/2/2015 - ROY COHN, CHARLIE BROWN, MOONSHINE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/2/2015 - ROY COHN, CHARLIE BROWN, MOONSHINE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 2, 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: IN BED WITH ROY COHN gets intimate off-Broadway, stage kids bring 'CHARLIE BROWN' to life, 'MOONSHINE' starts up in Dallas and more! (more...)

Andrea Burns and Joshua Henry to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture Next WeekAndrea Burns and Joshua Henry to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The new concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown, continues this month at SubCulture. Just announced for Brown's upcoming concert on September 11, 2015 are Andrea Burns and Joshua Henry. (more...)

Norm Lewis Will Celebrate the Holidays at 54 Below with SWINGIN' CHRISTMASNorm Lewis Will Celebrate the Holidays at 54 Below with SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas, running December 20-24 at 54 Below, is an all-new show that will help you ring in the holidays and remind you why he is one of Broadway's greatest singers and most sought-after leading men. (more...)

'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Eric Owens will begin his tenure as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence by curating, hosting, and performing in In Their Footsteps: Great African American Singers and Their Legacy, conducted by Thomas Wilkins in his Philharmonic debut. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at PPAC on Sale 8/6Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at PPAC on Sale 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10A. Tickets will be available at the PPAC Box Office (located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), and online at www.ppacri.org (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond & More Set for BDF in PhiladelphiaTituss Burgess, Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond & More Set for BDF in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), in partnership with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, returns to Philadelphia for a weeklong musical theater intensive, August 2-9, during which Philadelphia's most promising performers will receive unprecedented instruction from the industry's top directors, choreographers and professionals.  To conclude the weeklong intensive, BDF will present GENERATION, a unique Broadway-style revue featuring performances by Broadway veterans and emerging local talent.   (more...)

Broadway's Norm Lewis to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/7-8Broadway's Norm Lewis to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

 In May of 2014, Norm Lewis made history as the first African American Phantom in 'The Phantom of the Opera' on Broadway. This summer, on August 7 & 8 at 7:00 PM, he makes his debut in the critically acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House concert series in Provincetown, MA, hosted by SiriusXM star Seth Rudetsky at the piano. What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com  or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Seattle, 8/16-23PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Seattle, 8/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

PIPPIN will play Seattle's Paramount Theatre from August 16 - August 23, 2015. Tickets are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). (more...)

N'Kenge to Join Cleveland Orchestra for BROADWAY DIVAS This WeekendN'Kenge to Join Cleveland Orchestra for BROADWAY DIVAS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim) returns to The Cleveland Orchestra as a featured soloist in Broadway Divas under the direction of Conductor Jack Everly for one night only on August 2, 2015 at 7pm.  (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONGBreaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes OverMegan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More to Bring HAIR to Music Circus This MonthStephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More to Bring HAIR to Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents Hair, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' Hair is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride that Variety calls 'a rock musical that communicates viscerally with its audience. The score's vigorousness and variety are remarkable.' (more...)

Broadway Dreams Foundation Coming to TorontoBroadway Dreams Foundation Coming to Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will give aspiring Toronto-area performers a chance to make their "big break" when the program presents Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour. The national non-profit training program, making a stop in Toronto for the very first time, will present an incredible roster of Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer highly personalized musical theatre training and mentoring through unique, week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socio-economic backgrounds. (more...)

Norm Lewis Talks Role Models, Proudest Achievements, Favorite Songs & MoreNorm Lewis Talks Role Models, Proudest Achievements, Favorite Songs & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 6, 2015

A famous Phantom talks favorite things! (more...)

Breaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on BroadwayBreaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

This just in... The Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN will conclude its run on Broadway on Sunday, September 6 following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production of the show since the 1944 original. (more...)

'SONGS OF THE HARLEM RIVER' Set for Dream Up Festival'SONGS OF THE HARLEM RIVER' Set for Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

'Songs of the Harlem River: Forgotten one acts from the Harlem Renaissance' is a collection of one-acts written between 1920-1930 including works by Marita Bonner, Rafe M. Coleman, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Willis Richardson and Eulalie Spence as well as the poems of Sterling A. Brown, Langston Hughes and others. The evening is directed and choreographed by Shela Xoregos and will have its world premiere August 30 to September 6 in Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. (more...)

Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald & Thomas E. Tuft to be Honored at Roundabout's 50th Anniversary GalaSix-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald & Thomas E. Tuft to be Honored at Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Gala: 'Spring Gala 2016: Celebrating 50 Years of Extraordinary Theatre' will recognize the accomplishments of six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Roundabout's Chairman of the Board Thomas E. Tuft and present them with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. The gala will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria on Monday, February 29, 2016. (more...)

SHOUT! to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20SHOUT! to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

'SHOUT! The Drama of an Invisible Black Man of a Certain Age in the Last Days of Political Correctness' is a play for one man written by noted African-American playwright Henry Miller and performed by noted opera singer Arthur Woodley. Its world premiere will be presented September 12 to 20 by Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. (more...)

Breaking News: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Casts Its Cowardly Lion!Breaking News: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Casts Its Cowardly Lion!
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Tony Award nominee and multi-talented actor and singer David Alan Grier is joining NBC's highly anticipated holiday production of 'The Wiz Live!,' set for Thursday, Dec. 3. (more...)

Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt!Happy Birthday to Singing Superstar Deborah Voigt!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Deborah Voigt! On the heels of a sell-out for 'Deborah Voigt: Voight Lessons', this past weekend at The Art House in Provincetown, MA, we want to celebrate 'Debbie's' birthday, where we found out, on this day, that she's teaching at Glimmerglass. 'Mark Cortale Presents' has his Broadway Series at The Art House in Provincetown for the 2015 Summer Season, where the show was standing room only. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWNNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Mezzo Soprano Erica Papillion-Posey to Perform Across Colorado This MonthMezzo Soprano Erica Papillion-Posey to Perform Across Colorado This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

September will be a busy month for Erica Papillion-Posey described as '...a living tribute and testimony to the memory of the great Ms. Marian Anderson, the legendary opera superstar and African-American trailblazer [Denver Weekly News]. The celebrated mezzo-soprano will usher in autumn with a number of performances throughout the Denver Metro area. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This WeekPRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of Prince of Broadway will begin rehearsals on Thursday, September 3 in New York City.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go In-Depth with ON THE TOWN's New Star Misty Copeland - From Rehearsals to Opening Night!STAGE TUBE: Go In-Depth with ON THE TOWN's New Star Misty Copeland - From Rehearsals to Opening Night!
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2015

On the heels of being named the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland joined the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN on Tuesday, Augst 25th in the role of 'Ivy'. Copeland will be performing through September 6. The Huffington Post just unveiled a behind-the-scenes profile of her journey from rehearsals to opening night on Broadway, featuring interviews with Misty and her co-star Tony Yazbeck. Watch it below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

Lang Lang, Messiaen's FROM THE CANYONS TO THE STARS and More Set for Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2016 SeasonLang Lang, Messiaen's FROM THE CANYONS TO THE STARS and More Set for Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson are today proud to announce the 2016 season, offering something for every concert-goer -- from the seasoned music-lover to those just beginning their orchestral journey. (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway DebutVIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway Debut
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

Copeland launched her own YouTube channel called 'Misty on YouTube'and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look as she prepares for her Broadway debut. (more...)

Ballet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN TonightBallet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Beginning tonight, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway DebutSTAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway Debut
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Misty Copeland never intended to work on Broadway, but now that she's here she's chronicling every graceful step in a video series, MISTY ON THE TOWN. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist BarriersPHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist Barriers
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Why Broadway's original Miss Turnstiles' father could not attend her 1944 opening night. (more...)

Tickets to Brian Wilson, So Good For The Soul and Mike Super at bergenPAC on Sale This WeekTickets to Brian Wilson, So Good For The Soul and Mike Super at bergenPAC on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Brian Wilson, Co-Founder of the Beach Boys with Special Guest Al Jardine – Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8PM; So Good For The Soul! A Tribute To The Music of Motown – Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8PM; Mike Super: Magic & Illusion – Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Tribute Gene Kelly With Special Performance for His BirthdaySTAGE TUBE: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Tribute Gene Kelly With Special Performance for His Birthday
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2015

In honor of Gene Kelly's 103rd Birthday, ON THE TOWN cast members Eloise Kropp and Cory Lingner have recreated the song and dance number 'Main Street' from the film version of ON THE TOWN. Check out the performance below! (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory to Present GUMBO by Christina Quintana and Brett MaciasMusical Theatre Factory to Present GUMBO by Christina Quintana and Brett Macias
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present a developmental workshop of GUMBO with book & lyrics by Christina Quintana and music by Brett Macias. (more...)

BWW Interview: Audra McDonald Updates on P-Town Concert, Eye-Popping BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHUFFLE ALONG & More!BWW Interview: Audra McDonald Updates on P-Town Concert, Eye-Popping BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHUFFLE ALONG & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2015

Audra McDonald has a big year ahead of her! After embarking on a concert tour this fall, the six-time Tony winner, who recenty wrapped filming for Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast, will be back on Broadway, starring alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Joshua Henry and Brandon Victor Dixon in SHUFFLE ALONG. Before all of that, McDonald will head to Provincetown, MA to take part in the acclaimed Broadway @ Town Hall concert series, hosted by SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky. For one show only on Monday, August 24 (6:30 PM), she will be joined onstage by her husband and fellow Broadway star Will Swenson, with whom she is currently starring in Williamstown Theatre Festival's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. McDonald recently checked in with BroadwayWorld about Monday's concert, and updated us on all of her upcoming projects! Check out the full interview below: (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill PlayhouseFull Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere musical The Bandstand. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Corey Cott (Newsies, Gigi) and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) will star in The Bandstand. (more...)

BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2015

Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Copeland performing the Miss Turnstiles ballet sequence - watch her run the gamut of styles (to perfection) in the number below! (more...)

Audra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next MonthAudra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Los Angeles is in for a treat next month! Tony and Grammy-winner Audra McDonald comes to the Hollywood Bowl to sing classics from Broadway and the American Songbook with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Bramwell Tovey, Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, at 8 pm. Audiences on both nights will be entertained by McDonald singing famous tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mancini and Mercer, and others. The evenings also feature gifted American Ballet Theatre dancers on stage to bring Bernstein's Fancy Free to life performing Jerome Robbins' 1944 choreography. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music CircusSTAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents HAIR, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' HAIR is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Tricycle Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for the world premiere of A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, by multi-award winning American playwright Marcus Gardley. Sharon D. Clarke and Lucian Msamati lead the company which also includes Adjoa Andoh, Ayesha Antoine, Michelle Bonnard,Wil Johnson, Karl Queensborough and Angela Wynter in the production which opens on 14 October, with previews from 8 October, and runs until 14 November.   (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme SongVIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme Song
by Sally Henry - Aug 2, 2015

Broadway husband and wife Will Swenson and Audra McDonald recently filmed themselves singing a seemingly random duet- the theme song from the hit '70s show LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY. Check out the fun a capella performance, made for Broadway Sleepout, below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More in HAIR at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More in HAIR at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents Hair, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' Hair is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride that Variety calls 'a rock musical that communicates viscerally with its audience. The score's vigorousness and variety are remarkable.' (more...)

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Head to Provincetown This MonthAudra McDonald and Will Swenson Head to Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The acclaimed Broadway @ Town Hall concert series in Provincetown, MA, produced by Mark Cortale, will welcome Audra McDonald -- the historic 6-time Tony-winner and star of Broadway's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, Porgy AND BESS, RAGTIME, MASTER CLASS and TV's PRIVATE PRACTICE -- for one show only on Monday, August 24 at 6:30 PM. She will be joined onstage by a very special guest, her husband and fellow Broadway star Will Swenson. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis TheatreBox Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Marquis Theatre Box Office (46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue) officially opens today, Monday, August 17 for ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, nineteen-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. ON YOUR FEET! opens on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, following preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre.  The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical), lands on Broadway following a world premiere summer engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Brooklyn Music Venue National Sawdust Releases Complete Lineup for Inaugural SeasonBrooklyn Music Venue National Sawdust Releases Complete Lineup for Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Composer Paola Prestini, the Creative and Executive Director of National Sawdust (NS), today announced programming for the non-profit's inaugural fall season in its new home-a $16 million, 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art chamber hall in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The performance and recording venue, designed by Brooklyn-based architecture firm Bureau V in the shell of century-old former sawdust factory, will provide composers and musicians a setting in which they can flourish, and a place where they are given commissioning support, mentoring and other critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work. For audiences-serious fans and casual listeners alike-the venue will be a place to discover genre-spanning music at accessible ticket prices. (more...)

Wedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 SeasonWedow, Abell, Polianichko and Allen to Conduct Lyric Opera of Kansas City's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the four conductors for the 2015-2016 season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Gary Thor Wedow (pictured, left, Mozart's Don Giovanni), and David Charles Abell (Bizet's Carmen) will be returning to the Lyric Opera. Alexander Polianichko (Dvorák's Rusalka) and Christopher Allen (Donizetti's The Elixir of Love) will be making their Lyric Opera debut. (more...)

Tickets to PIPPIN at Aronoff Center on Sale 8/21Tickets to PIPPIN at Aronoff Center on Sale 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

PIPPIN will play the Aronoff Center, October 13-18, 2015 as part of the 2015-2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets will be on sale Friday, August 21 at 9AM at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. Group orders of ten or more may be placed by calling 513.369.4363. (more...)

Breaking News: WAITRESS Will Officially Bow on Broadway in Spring 2016Breaking News: WAITRESS Will Officially Bow on Broadway in Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned Waitress, a new musical, will open on Broadway as part of the current 2015-2016 season.  The production will open in April 2016, with previews beginning in March 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).  Waitress is currently playing at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, where it runs through September 27, 2015.     (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN TonightNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On The Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADYCast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)

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