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Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.

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Based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward

Natalie Anderson, Michael Greco and More Set for EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL, July 16 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The full cast for ExposureThe Musical - Life Through A Lens are David Albury (Jimmy), NatalieAnderson (Tara), Andy Barke (Ensemble), Rhiannon Duncan(Lust/Ensemble), Zeph Gould (CEO/Sloth/Ensemble), Michael Greco(Miles Mason), Kurt Kansley (Jimmy's Father/Envy/Ensemble), StevieMahoney (Ensemble), Niamh Perry (Pandora), Cassie Rogers(Ensemble), Lauren Stroud (Ensemble), Jahrel Thomas (AidWorker/Gluttony/Ensemble), Manny Tsakanika(Ensemble) and Ella-RoseWhitehouse (Ensemble). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The full cast has been announced for Exposure The Musical - Life Through A Lens. It runs at St. James Theatre, for a limited season, from 16 July until 27 August 2016, with press night on Thursday 28 July 2016.  (more...)

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Matthew Morrison & More Join Provincetown's Broadway Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to Provincetown on August 21 for one show only, joined by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson.  Matthew Morrison star of "Glee" and "Finding Neverland" is also slated to join pianist & host Seth Rudetsky for the Broadway @ Town Hall series on August 7th.  The Art House's hotly anticipated 2016 summer season will also include artists like Vanessa Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Cheyenne Jackson, the Indigo Girls, Megan Hilty, Judy Kuhn, Gavin Creel and Steve Grand, among others. This summer, the venue's marquee Broadway concert series will again encompass performances at both The Art House as well as Provincetown's Town Hall. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Will Swenson & Andrea Martin Join 2016 Summer Broadway Season in Martha's Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will join the debut season of Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard on Monday, August 22 for one show only. She will be joined onstage by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson, and Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host (more...)

Nathaniel Stampley, Richard Ruiz & More to Star in Marriott Theatre's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deemed one of the greatest musicals of all time and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA rides into The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, previewing June 22, running through August 14 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 29 at 8 p.m. With book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and an exuberant score by Mitch Leigh, the breathtaking musical tells the rich story of chivalry, romance, idealism and dreaming "The Impossible Dream." Complemented by Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson, six-time Jeff Award Winner Nick Bowling (The King and I at The Marriott Theatre, The History Boys and Fiorello! at TimeLine Theatre) presents a unique production of the classic tale, bringing to life the parallels between the struggles of 16th Century Spain with the challenges of modern day society.  (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 23-29, Featuring The Skivvies, John Arthur Greene, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 22, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Exposure in Concert, Featuring Lillias White and More; Sven Ratzke's STARMAN; John Arthur Greene at the Metropolitan Room; The Skivvies at 54 Below; and Aladdin's Arielle and Adam Jacobs in 'Sibling Disobedience.' (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Hershey Felder Set for George Gershwin Event at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Jewish Museum will present WISH YOU WERE HERE: GEORGE GERSHWIN on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm. Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, will speak with 'George Gershwin' as portrayed by pianist and playwright Hershey Felder. (more...)

A.R. Gurney & Carmen de Lavallade to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honors at 61st Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney will each receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 61st Annual Obie Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards are now available via www.ObieAwards.com. (more...)

The MAC Sets 2016-16 Performing Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season Performance Series. Subscriptions are on sale now for an exciting selection of music, dance, theater, comedy and literature events showcasing a roster of world-class headliners. Single tickets go on sale at the Box Office Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL & More Added to Hollywood Pantages Theatre 2016-2017 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, is proud to announce the addition of four new productions, all with strictly-limited engagements, during the 2016/2017 Winter season. The new lineup will include three Hollywood Pantages return engagements and one L.A. Premiere. (more...)

Tyrone Huntley, Anoushka Lucas and More Join Declan Bennett in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

As rehearsals start for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, full casting is announced. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jodi Benson Surprises Audience of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Hollywood Bowl with 'Part of Your World'
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2016

Jodi Benson, known as the original speaking and singing voice of Princess Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid, surprised the audience of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Hollywood Bowl with a rendition of 'Part of Your World.' Check out the video below! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 5
by Audition Roundup - Jun 5, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 5, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 5
by Audition Roundup - Jun 5, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 5, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sara Bareilles Sings 'Part of Your World' at Hollywood Bowl's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sara Bareilles, recently nominated for a Tony Award for the score of WAITRESS, was tapped to play Ariel in The Hollywood Bowl's production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. The first of two performances was last night; check out Bareilles's 'Part of Your World' below! (more...)

Watch Highlights of Hollywood Bowl's THE LITTLE MERMAID, with Rebel Wilson, Darren Criss, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 4, 2016

Check out highlights of the Hollywood Bowl's THE LITTLE MERMAID, including footage of Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, John Stamos as Chef Louie, Darren Criss as Prince Eric, Rebel Wilson as Ursula, and more! (more...)

Jason C. Tramm Conducts the Adelphi Orchestra's "Celebrating a Grand Legacy" on 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Jason C. Tramm leads the Adelphi Orchestra and guest soloist, violinist Christine Kwak in the Adelphi Orchestra's season finale concert "Celebrating a Grand Legacy" Thursday June 9th at New York's Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center. The concert will feature a program of beloved audience favorites: Mendelssohn's Overture to the Hebrides, Tchaikovsky's Concerto for Violin in D Major and Beethoven's Symphony No 5 in C Minor.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MAN OF LA MANCHA Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Deemed one of the greatest musicals of all time and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA rides into The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, running through August 14 with a press opening last night, June 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: DREAM SUITE: SONGS IN BLUES & JAZZ Is An Exceptional Evening at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Jun 30, 2016

Though somewhat familiar with and already an admirer of actor/vocalists Carpathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White, I was, until tonight, unaware of the apparently prolific musician, songwriter, librettist, and educator Louis Rosen. Rosen's Dream Suite, which occupied the second part of this June 28 show at Birdland, unearths the music of poems by American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes (1902 -1967). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/30/2016 - Vineyard Luncheon, Idina on THE TALK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2016

Today's big news: Colman Domingo hosts today's Emerging Artists Luncheon at the Vineyard, and Idina Menzel co-hosts on THE TALK! (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN Stops at the Capitol Theatre on Its Way to Broadway
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 30, 2016

The national tour stop of MOTOWN at the Capitol Theatre is another in a series of historic events for Broadway in Utah (recently dubbed Broadway at the Eccles, after its new home). Immediately following its final Salt Lake City performance, the entire production will pack up and move to the Nederlander Theatre in New York City for a limited 18-week Broadway engagement, starting July 12. This means that the performers you see here will also be starring in the show on Broadway, on the same set and wearing the same costumes. It is quite literally Broadway in Utah. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/30/16- David Alan Grier
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2016

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...)

Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine Join Amber Riley in DREAMGIRLS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce further casting for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls which will have preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of DCPA's SWEENEY TODD
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. Check out a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MAN OF LA MANCHA at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2016

Deemed one of the greatest musicals of all time and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA rides into The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, running through August 14 with a press opening tomorrow, June 29 at 8 p.m. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAN OF LA MANCHA at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Deemed one of the greatest musicals of all time and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA rides into The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, running through August 14 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 29 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERS
by Claudio Erlichman - Jun 27, 2016

In the year that the Congregacão Israelita Paulista (CIP) celebrates 80 years of great history and dedication to the Jewish community and the Brazilian society, the actor and singer Daniel Boaventura was chosen to be the attraction of the commemorative concert for the benefit of social work of the institution . The event, which takes place June 29 at the Teatro Sergio Cardoso, will be presented by Rubens Ewald Filho - also one of the directors and writers alongside Claudio Erlichman - and will journey for more than 50 years of history of the great Broadway classics, highlighting the strong Jewish influence in the American Songbook, which contributed to the emergence of a new artistic genre, the musical theater. The show, named 'Broadwish - From Shtetl to Broadway', created especially for this occasion, will bring a repertoire full of standards composed and written by renowned Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz , Oscar Hammerstein II, Kander & Ebb and Burt Bacharach among others. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Will Swenson-Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has unveiled full casting for Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, which will star previously announced Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces Artists for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the second annual session of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 26 - December 11, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (more...)

MSR Studios, Home Of Numerous Original Broadway Cast Recordings, Shutting Down Due To Construction Noise
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

Its Times Square area location was once an asset, but numerous long-term construction projects have hurt business. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY in Concert with Baltimore Symphony Featuring John Waters as Narrator
by Charles Shubow - Jun 17, 2016

Audience is enthralled with BSO again featuring the musical HAIRSPRAY (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL's Audra McDonald Acknowledges The Shoulders She Stands On, 2014
by Michael Dale - Jun 11, 2016

In receiving her record-breaking 6th Tony Award, the star pays tribute to the strong, brave, courageous women before her. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Celebrate General Director David Gockley in Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera celebrates David Gockley's remarkable career and ten-year tenure as San Francisco Opera General Director with a gala concert at the War Memorial Opera House on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. David Gockley retires from San Francisco Opera in July 2016, culminating a 45-year career as one of today's most important opera impresarios. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup - William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule. (more...)

Peter Gallagher, Norm Lewis Set for The Actors Fund's Annual Celebri-TEE Golf & Tennis Outing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Actors Fund's Annual Jock Duncan Celebri-TEE Golf & Tennis Outing will take place on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the historic Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenafly, New Jersey. Attendees will join Golf Chair Peter Gallagher (The O.C., Covert Affairs, On the 20th Century) and Tennis Chair Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Scandal) for summer sport to raise funds in support of The Actors Fund's Lillian Booth Actors Home.  (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Top 10- Celebrate Audra McDonald's Birthday With Our Favorite Performances!
by Nora Dominick - Jul 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald!! Today is six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald's birthday and to celebrate her special day BroadwayWorld has decided to round up some of our favorite Audra McDonald videos! (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Fifth Wall Productions to Stage HYSTERICAL! at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Fifth Wall Productions is proud to present Hysterical! by Elenna Stauffer, making its world premiere at the Players' Club Theatre as part of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival- Fringe NYC, a production of the Present Theatre Company. (more...)

VIDEO: Looking Fine at Any Age, Norm Lewis Featured in AARP Spot
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

Hopefully, the Broadway favorite isn't thinking about retiring any time soon. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 21, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Will Swenson, Kyle Dean Massey and More in PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson, presents Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: TAP TREASURES SHOWCASE Pays Tribute to the History of Tap
by Melanie Votaw - Jul 15, 2016

According to Artistic Director/Producer Tony Waag, Tap Treasures Showcase "reinvestigates and revisits eight historic locations in Manhattan that contributed to the evolution of tap dance." The hour-long show was performed at The Duke on 42nd Street on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (more...)

Temah Higgins and DJ Martin Launch New Theatrical Booking & PR Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Temah Higgins, Executive Vice-President of Broadway Booking Office and DJ Martin, President of Bond Touring Group announce today the launch of Bond Theatrical Group, a fully independent Booking, Marketing and Publicity company for live entertainment productions across North America.  (more...)

Montego Glover and Joshua Henry to Join The New York Pops at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

On September 19, 2016, The New York Pops will return to Feinstein's/54 Below in Manhattan, NY, for a cabaret performance starring Tony nominees Montego Glover and Joshua Henry. The night will be an intimate evening of dining and entertainment led by Music Director Steven Reineke as two of Broadway's most talented stars perform some of their favorite tunes. (more...)

VIDEO: Misty Copeland Dances To THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo's 'Summertime'
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

A sumptuous combination of artistry to the tune of George and Ira Gershwin's Porgy and Bess classic. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/1/2016 - It's Independence Day Weekend!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 1, 2016

This weekend's big news: It's the 4th of July this holiday weekend, and HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson is among the lineup for PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH, plus WAITRESS composer Sara Bareilles will perform on NBC's 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS! (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

ART's Diane Paulus To Theatre-Makers: 'You Are Here To Evoke Passion'
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

The director of Broadway's WAITRESS and FINDING NEVERLAND, and Artistic Director of ART, speaks on engaging audiences. (more...)

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