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BWW TV: ON THE TOWN Cast Sings of 'New York, New York' in Shubert Alley!BWW TV: ON THE TOWN Cast Sings of 'New York, New York' in Shubert Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including the cast of On the Town, who performed 'New York, New York'- check it out below! (more...)

Stanford TAPS Reclaims EVITA's Legacy with Two Versions of the Musical's Leading LadyStanford TAPS Reclaims EVITA's Legacy with Two Versions of the Musical's Leading Lady
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Stanford University's DEPARTMENT OF THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES (TAPS) closes its 2014-15 performance season with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning rock opera EVITA. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide - Best Revival of a MusicalBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide - Best Revival of a Musical
by Caryn Robbins - May 29, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW will be bringing you an overview of this year's nominees in the top categories. Next up, the nominees for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

Berry Gordy Reveals MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Film is 'In the Works'!Berry Gordy Reveals MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Film is 'In the Works'!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

In a new interview with Billboard.com, legends of music Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson reflect on the success of the Broadway production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and reveal that a big screen adaptation of the show is 'in the works'! (more...)

David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson to Headline Treasure Island, 7/24David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson to Headline Treasure Island, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Stars of the hit 90's sketch comedy show In Living Color, David Alan Grier and Tommy Davidson, will split the stage at Treasure Island, June 24 at 9 p.m. (more...)

California Musical Theatre Announces Casting for Music Circus Season - Phillip Boykin, Paul Schoeffler, Jennifer Hope Wills and More!California Musical Theatre Announces Casting for Music Circus Season - Phillip Boykin, Paul Schoeffler, Jennifer Hope Wills and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 65th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans, some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Tickets to PIPPIN at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre on Sale FridayTickets to PIPPIN at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the Tony Award winning Broadway Musical PIPPIN will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 29.  PIPPIN will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for two weeks only, July 29 - August 9, 2015. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Headline The Cabaret's 2015 Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More in IndianapolisAlan Cumming to Headline The Cabaret's 2015 Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Alan Cumming headlines The Cabaret's 2015 Summer/Fall Season with his one-man show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. The Scottish actor-singer unveils a naughty and comical evening of song on September 12th and 13th.   (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 20th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 20th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 20, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Local Tony and Jeff Award events, 'Shining Lives' shines, major productions of 'City Of Angels' and 'The Secret Garden,' original shows at Lifeline and Theo Ubique, two suburban theaters program 'Spamalot,' House updates 'The Bacchae' and New York gets its talent from where? (more...)

N'Kenge, William Michals, Christina DeCicco & More to Lead Reading of AKHENATEN: THE MUSICAL TomorrowN'Kenge, William Michals, Christina DeCicco & More to Lead Reading of AKHENATEN: THE MUSICAL Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Akhenaten: The Musical, a new Broadway bound show Created and Directed by Hisham Abdel Khalek, Book by Hisham Abdel Khalek and Mohamed Metwally (Lyrics), Music by Hesham Nazih  and Choreographed by Multi-Award Winner Chet Walker (Pippin, Fosse), will receive a invitation-only reading on Thursday May 21, 2015 at 2PM. (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSEddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (more...)

Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera, Thru Sept. 2018Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera, Thru Sept. 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that Francesca Zambello will extend her term as Artistic Director for three years through September 2018. She has served as the company's Artistic Director since January 2013 and as its Artistic Advisor since June 2011. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell & More to Open Provincetown Dream Season During Memorial Day WeekendRosie O'Donnell & More to Open Provincetown Dream Season During Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Summer 2015 kicks off with star-power in Provincetown this Memorial Day Weekend. Leading off for Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale's inaugural Broadway @ Town Hall season is comedian-actress Rosie O'Donnell with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host, for one show only on Sunday, May 24 at 9:00 PM, and featuring opening guest, indie rocker Melissa Ferrick. Rosie's stage credits include the Broadway productions of "Grease," "Seussical," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Love, Loss and What I Wore," and the Encores! production of "No, No, Nanette." In addition to her acclaimed stand-up comedy and film careers, she is perhaps best known on television as the host and Executive Producer of the Emmy Award winning talk/variety series "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," and more recently for her return to daytime television as co-host of ABC's "The View." Memorial Day weekend also includes the one-two punch of Indie Rock star Melissa Ferrick back for her fifth consecutive season with two shows on May 23 at 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM, and the hysterical brand new drag comedy "Designing Women Meets The Golden Gals" starring Varla Jean Merman, Ryan Landry, Olive Another and Liza Lott will open for a summer-long run on May 23 and 24 at 7:30 PM (running through September 5). For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com  or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Hits Stores TodayUpdated FUN HOME Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Fun Home, the Award-winning new musical, has released an updated and expanded Broadway version of the cast recording today on PS Classics. (more...)

BELLS ARE RINGING Opens Bayou City Concert Musicals' 2015-16 SeasonBELLS ARE RINGING Opens Bayou City Concert Musicals' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Bayou City Concert Musicals is back with a 2015-16 season full of fun and great music, starting with the delightful musical comedy Bells Are Ringing, a hilarious slice of the mid-Twentieth Century world lost to voice mail and texting, and rounded out by two cabaret evenings of the music of two giants of the Great American Songbook, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Adds 6/21 Performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFESTAGES St. Louis Adds 6/21 Performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

STAGES St. Louis celebrates its 100th production with Smokey Joe's Cafe, from the legendary rock and roll songwriting team, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The show will run through June 28 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Due to an unprecedented advance in sales, STAGES has added a performance to the original schedule on Sunday, June 21st at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Hershey Felder Talks GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONEBWW Interviews: Hershey Felder Talks GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE
by Katricia Lang - Jun 7, 2015

GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE, a solo one-act play with music, focuses on the life of George Gershwin. Along with providing a taste of Gershwin's arresting personality, the piece features several of the composer's most popular songs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/30/15- David Alan GrierSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/30/15- David Alan Grier
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2015

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier! Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess. (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...)

Capitol City Opera Company to Host 'On the Light Side' Fundraiser, 7/24-25Capitol City Opera Company to Host 'On the Light Side' Fundraiser, 7/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Capitol City Opera, a company dedicated to supporting and promoting local talent, will be holding its annual fundraiser, On the Light Side, on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Church of the Atonement in Sandy Springs. Doors open for a silent auction and 'indoor picnic' at 6:30 p.m. A performance of popular Gershwin tunes begins at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Impact: A Look Back at an Organization That Made a DifferenceBroadway Impact: A Look Back at an Organization That Made a Difference
by Nora Dominick - Jun 26, 2015

Rejoice! This morning the U.S Supreme Court ruled that Same-Sex Marriage is now legal in all 50 states. The new ruling states that refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Constitution. (more...)

BDF Park City to Present GENERATION: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour, 6/29-7/3BDF Park City to Present GENERATION: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour, 6/29-7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will give aspiring performers in Park City, UT a chance to make their 'big break' when the program presents Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour. For the first time in Park City, the national non-profit training program 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 & Aaron Lazar Will be Joined by All-Star Cast in Concert Reading of Stephen Schwartz's THE PRINCE OF EGYPTNorm Lewis & Aaron Lazar Will be Joined by All-Star Cast in Concert Reading of Stephen Schwartz's THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

? Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the full cast for the premiere concert reading of the first act of DreamWorks Theatricals new stage adaptation of The Prince of Egypt.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kinglsey Leggs of SISTER ACT - Art with IntentionBWW Interviews: Kinglsey Leggs of SISTER ACT - Art with Intention
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 24, 2015

'If you build it they will come. If you want diversity in the theatre, you have to build that diversity from the ground up. You can't just expect it to happen.' Actor Kingsley Leggs is speaking with quiet intensity about his passion for theatre, music, and dance and his belief that theatre must not only please, but also educate and empower its audiences. These are beliefs he has honed in a long career which has taken him from his native St. Louis to Broadway, regional theatre, and television. As he recounts his story, he is taking a break on what he calls 'a three show day' at Maine State Music Theatre, where he is in the last week of performances of The Full Monty and set to open June 25th in Sister Act. He has just finished the morning rehearsal and will soon head over to the theatre for a matinee and evening show. For all the obvious demands of this schedule, he appears relaxed and animated. He tells the story of how he came to be in Brunswick this summer: (more...)

Broadway In Chicago to Offer 1776 Half-Price Tickets to PIPPIN, ON YOUR FEET! & MoreBroadway In Chicago to Offer 1776 Half-Price Tickets to PIPPIN, ON YOUR FEET! & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced that ON YOUR FEET!, KINKY BOOTS, FANCY NANCY and PIPPIN will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program Monday, June 29 through Sunday, July 5.  Tickets will be available to select performances in July, for purchase only through Hot Tix booth locations (72 E. Randolph St., 108 N State St., or 163 E. Pearson St.) or at www.HotTix.org while supplies last. Broadway In Chicago has developed this offer in conjunction with the League of Chicago Theatres which provides services and support to over 200 Chicagoland theaters. (more...)

Jessie Mueller-Led WAITRESS Premiere Kicks Off Rehearsals at A.R.T.; Full Cast Announced!Jessie Mueller-Led WAITRESS Premiere Kicks Off Rehearsals at A.R.T.; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, began rehearsals today (pictured, left) for the world premiere musical Waitress. Based on the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly the new musical has a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, direction by Diane Paulus, and choreography by Chase Brock. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season. (more...)

2016 Glimmerglass Festival to Feature THE CRUCIBLE, SWEENEY TODD & More2016 Glimmerglass Festival to Feature THE CRUCIBLE, SWEENEY TODD & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season. (more...)

BWW Welcomes Summer with 10 Favorite Show Tunes of the Season!BWW Welcomes Summer with 10 Favorite Show Tunes of the Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 21, 2015

To celebrate today's arrival of the summer solstice, BWW presents our Top 10 favorite summer-themed show tunes for you to enjoy (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/2/2015 - Eisenberg's THE SPOILS, Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/2/2015 - Eisenberg's THE SPOILS, Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 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: Jesse Eisenberg returns to the stage, ON YOUR FEET! starts up in the Windy City and more! (more...)

Taye Diggs, Spencer Liff & More to Work with LA Students Through Broadway Dreams FoundationTaye Diggs, Spencer Liff & More to Work with LA Students Through Broadway Dreams Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Los Angeles-area students will have the opportunity to work with an incredible roster of Broadway professionals, including star of stage and screen Taye Diggs ('Private Practice,' Rent, upcoming: Hedwig and the Angry Inch), choreographer Spencer Liff (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 'So You Think You Can Dance'), Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Carrie), Nick Adams (La Cage aux Folles), Kyle Brown (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Broadway Dreams Education Director, Craig D'Amico (Annie Get Your Gun), Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance), Telsey + Company casting director Rachel Hoffman, Broadway musician, Craig Johnson (Something Rotten), Iggy Azalea's choreographer Victor M. Jackson, III, Nicole Parker ('MadTV,' Wicked), Broadway Dreams Alum Ari Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me) and more through The Broadway Dreams Foundation. Additional faculty to be announced. (more...)

RHYTHM OF LIFE, Celebrating Cy Coleman, Set for St. James Studio Next MonthRHYTHM OF LIFE, Celebrating Cy Coleman, Set for St. James Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Marti Webb, Debbie Kurup, Cedric Neal and John Barr are to star in Rhythm of Life, a brand new song cycle celebrating many of the greatest hits by master of the catchy show tune, Tony Award-winning Cy Coleman.  (more...)

Nathaniel Stampley & More Join Cast of Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLSNathaniel Stampley & More Join Cast of Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Dreamgirls, the Tony Award-winning musical which opens Saturday, September 26 and runs from September 22 - November 1, 2015 in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2015) –Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the orchestra in their annual Independence Day celebrations at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Dreams Foundation to Stage Reimagined ZANNA REDUXBroadway Dreams Foundation to Stage Reimagined ZANNA REDUX
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will reimagine the big- hearted pop musical, Zanna, Don't! for a whole new generation of theatergoers. (more...)

Tickets to PIPPIN at Paramount Theatre on Sale 6/22Tickets to PIPPIN at Paramount Theatre on Sale 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN - described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!" by NY1. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside BDF's NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive with Lena Hall, Titus Burgess & MorePhoto Flash: Inside BDF's NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive with Lena Hall, Titus Burgess & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) presented its first-ever NYC Summer Performing Arts Intensive this June 8 - 14, 2015 at RWS & Associates in Long Island City, NY. (more...)

MOTOWN National Tour Coming to The Orpheum, 7/14-19MOTOWN National Tour Coming to The Orpheum, 7/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and The Orpheum Theatre, are proud to announce that performances for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL begin July 14, 2015.  Tickets are on sale and available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).  MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at The Orpheum Theatre, July 14 - 19, 2015.  Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 901.529.4226.      (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Cedric Neal Set for Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLSAFTER MIDNIGHT's Cedric Neal Set for Milwaukee Repertory Theater's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced today that accomplished actor Cedric Neal will perform the role of James 'Thunder' Early in their upcoming production of Dreamgirls, the Tony Award-winning musical which opens Saturday, September 26 and runs from September 22 - November 1, 2015 in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse mainstage theater. (more...)

Ben Fankhauser, Phillip Boykin and More to Lead BIG RIVER at Music Circus This MonthBen Fankhauser, Phillip Boykin and More to Lead BIG RIVER at Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The 65th Music Circus season continues with the dynamic musical Big River, Mark Twain's masterwork "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" brought to toe-tapping musical life by the genius behind "King of the Road," Roger Miller. Performances are Tuesday, June 23 through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Adrienne Barbeau of PIPPIN National Tour Talks to Fox DetroitSTAGE TUBE: Adrienne Barbeau of PIPPIN National Tour Talks to Fox Detroit
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2015

Fox Detroit talks to Adrienne Barbeau of PIPPIN, which plays the Fisher Theatre June 9-21.   (more...)

Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Dallas and Fort WorthSummer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Dallas and Fort Worth
by Kyle West - Jun 1, 2015

As summer approaches, so does an exciting season of local and touring stage productions, with an array of choices for the entire family. Here are our picks for Dallas and Fort Worth's hottest tickets this summer. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'IS THIS SHOW WORTH INVESTING IN?' Producer Boot Camp This MonthTheater Resources Unlimited to Host 'IS THIS SHOW WORTH INVESTING IN?' Producer Boot Camp This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a new TRU Producer Boot camp, Recognizing Commercial Potential: Is This Show Worth Investing In?, an innovative workshop on Sunday, June 14th, 2015 from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th Floor, NYC. (more...)

Tony Winner Cheryl Wiesenfeld Appointed to Silver Hill Hospital BoardTony Winner Cheryl Wiesenfeld Appointed to Silver Hill Hospital Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Silver Hill Hospital has announced three new board members, and the appointment of four existing board members to new positions, including the appointment of a new Board of Directors Chair. Comprised of twenty-one members, the Silver Hill Board of Directors advises on Hospital fiduciary responsibilities, organization and planning. It also represents the community's interests in the Hospital's operations and ensures the Hospital fulfills its nonprofit mission of service.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/3/15- Audra McDonaldSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/3/15- Audra McDonald
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald! The actress earned three Tony Awards by the age of 28 - for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime. She was nominated for another Tony Award for her performance in Marie Christine before she won her fourth in 2004 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. She reprised her Raisin role for a 2008 television adaptation, earning her a second Emmy Award nomination. Her first Emmy nod came in 2001 for her performance in HBOs Wit. Fans of the small screen also recognize McDonald from her work on ABC's Private Practice. She most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill- she won Tony Awards for both performances. (more...)

A.R.T. & 868 Boston to Host 3rd Annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing CampA.R.T. & 868 Boston to Host 3rd Annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and 826 Boston announce the third annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing Camp for children ages 11-14. Twenty-five students have been chosen by lottery to participate in the free, five-week camp from July 13 through August 14. WORDplay takes place Monday through Thursday, 1:30 - 5:30pm at 826 Boston's youth writing and tutoring center, located at 3035 Washington Street in Roxbury, MA. (more...)

JCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas LineupJCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) Chief Executive Officer Marci Glazer announced the outstanding thinkers, writers and entertainers that will comprise the diverse lineup for the 2015-16 Arts & Ideas season. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening TonightJake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, tonight, July 1, and tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

BWW TV: They Could Have Danced All Night! Laura Benanti, Norm Lewis and Jared Grimes Celebrate NYC in SpainBWW TV: They Could Have Danced All Night! Laura Benanti, Norm Lewis and Jared Grimes Celebrate NYC in Spain
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 1, 2015

Some of Broadway's top stars flew over to Madrid this past weekend to celebrate July 4th a bit early with over 3,000 ex-pats and Spaniards. The U.S. State Department invited Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti (GYPSY), Norm Lewis (PHANTOM, Porgy and Bess), Jared Grimes (Radio City's NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR) for an evening 'Celebrating New York City'. BroadwayWorld has footage from the concert below! (more...)

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