Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry Speaks at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

On July 21st, the students of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC were tearfully overjoyed by a surprise visit from Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry. Recently winning a Tony Award and Grammy for her role as Angelica Schuyler, Goldsberry spoke about the incredible journey that Hamilton has taken from workshopping a concept, to performing at The Public and moving to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, to earning 16 Tony nominations and winning a Pulitzer Prize. Goldsberry captivated the students of Broadway Artists Alliance during a lively Q&A where she offered generous advice. Scroll down for photos from her appearance! (more...)

Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. to Sit In with The Roots on NBC's TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

NBC has announced that Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr., who departed the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON earlier this month, will sit in with THE TONIGHT SHOW house band The Roots on Monday, August 1st. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Books Recurring Role on HBO's 'The Deuce'
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Will Chase, who recently took over the starring role of William Shakespeare in the hit Broadway musical SOMETHING ROTTEN, has signed on for a recurring role on HBO's upcoming drama series THE DEUCE. (more...)

Reis, Inc. Announces Real Time Property Level Performance Updates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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DISASTER!'s Max Crumm Set for 'DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Max Crumm (Disaster!, Grease) joins the Broadway at Birdland concert series presentation of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 4, the LGBTQ+ Edition. This one-night-only event will benefit the One Orlando Fund. (more...)

The Hills are Alive in Fort Worth with SOUND OF MUSIC Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, a lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, will make its Fort Worth debut at Bass Performance Hall on August 17-21 as part of a North American tour. Tickets start at $44 and are on sale now! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!, CABARET & More Will Play Broadway in Fort Lauderdale's 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The 2016 / 2017 Broadway Across America - Fort Lauderdale show lineup is as follows: (more...)

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS 'JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.' FRIDAY JULY 28th & SATURDAY JULY 29th at 7:00 PM AT THE WESTMINSTER ARTS CENTER @ BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ (more...)

BWW Interview: Jackie Burns of IF/THEN at Bushnell Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 25, 2016

Do you ever wonder what your life would have been like if you had made diffeRent choices? Would you have a diffeRent job? A diffeRent love? Would your life have been better, or maybe worse? In the first show of Hartford's 2016-2017 Bushnell Broadway Series, IF/THEN, one woman finds herself at the intersection of choice and chance, and takes audiences on a journey guided by the whims of fate. Playing, Elizabeth, the woman whose life splits into parallel paths due to one fateful choice, is Jackie Burns, a Connecticut native who is returning to her home state to bring this contemporary musical to the Bushnell stage. I caught up with Jackie to talk about the show and hear how it feels to return home with IF/THEN. (more...)

VIDEO: Anika Larsen and Keala Settle Belt RENT's 'Take Me Or Leave Me' For FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

Following the tragic event that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, the Broadway and Orlando theatre communities will unite tonight, Monday, July 25 at 7:30 pm at the Disney Theatre in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to perform FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ORLANDO; a healing night of music and dance to honor the 49 victims. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for RENT at the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Have you had enough of the doom and gloom of political conventions and global politics? Are you looking for an infusion of joy and empathy and hope for the future? Well then, look no further - Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical Rent opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Wednesday, August 3rd running until August 28th and we have joy and love to spare! BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Coming to West End and Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar just opened at Regent's Park's Open Air Theatre, and already the production is eying the West End, according to the New York Post's Michael Riedel. He writes: 'I'm told Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wouldn't mind a Broadway production either.' (more...)

Mobio to Raise $400,000
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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Nick DeGruccio, Jose-Luis Lopez Board IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to introduce the creative team behind its production of In The Heights. (more...)

Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 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, including Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and more. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

AVENUE Q opens at Ocean State Theatre on August 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is thrilled to be concluding their summer season with the hysterical and touching Tony® Award-winning musical,Avenue Q, which opens on August 3. (more...)

Michael Potts to Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Commission THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Michael Potts, best known for his roles of Brother Mouzone in 'The Wire' and Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon, has returned to Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) as Raif in CTC's THE PROFANE, a new play commissioned from the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012). (more...)

Photo Flash: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 21, 2016

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader. With a legendary score which includes I Don't Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar, musical direction is by Tom Deering (Wonder.land, In the Heights and The Color Purple), design by Tom Scutt (Constellations, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and King Charles III, for which he has received a Tony Award nomination) and choreography by Drew McOnie (Jekyll & Hyde, The Lorax and In The Heights, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography). (more...)

RENT The Musical Comes to The Old Rep, Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

After performing at this year's Pride Birmingham, Michael Neri presents Rent The Musical at The Old Rep from Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 July. 2016 is a particularly exciting time for the rock musical, as Rent celebrates its 20th anniversary. This brand new production has been created entirely in Birmingham and hosts an impressive cast of local professional actors, including Sutton Coldfield's Timothy Gough as Roger. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

I LOVE DICK & More Set for Amazon's 2016 Comedy Pilot Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its 2016 comedy pilot season which will debut August 19 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. (more...)

Happy 50ISH! to Return to NYC at The Triad This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

HAPPY 50ish!, the mid-life musical comedy is back by popular demand, beginning August 12, 2016 at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

Darren Criss and More Sign on for 'FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE' Orlando Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando today announced new additions to the sold-out concert line-up. The benefit concert, which sold out within two hours of tickets going on-sale, will take place on July 25th at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm. (more...)

New Oriental Announces Results for the Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended May 31, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

ELVIS & NIXON Among New Titles Coming to Amazon Video & Prime Video This August
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Below, check out a list of new titles arriving on Prime Video and Amazon Video in August, along with notable highlights from Amazon Channels. (more...)

Ruthie Ann Miles, Patrick Page and More to Bring 'BROADWAY VILLAINS' to Life at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Feeling maligned? Misunderstood? Decidedly,...un-perky? The villains of Broadway are here to cure your woes - with cobwebs, hexes, and a bevy of songs in minor keys. Grab your trustiest minion, join in the revelry with an incredible cast of your favorite baddies, and celebrate with those of us who simply haven't had our sides of the story told. (more...)

Amazon Debuts Original Live-Action Kids Series The Kicks on August 26 on Prime Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Set for Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway In Chicago will welcome the completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) July 11-23, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: DIRTY DANCING On Tour In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott are delighted to announce that due to overwhelming demand for tickets around the country, even more dates have now been added to the UK and Ireland tour of the brand new production of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. Many performances have already sold out, and since originally going on sale in October 2015, over 150,000 tickets have been snapped up, with over £5million taken. (more...)

Una 'Nit de Musicals' con mucho swing
by Siscu Valenzuela - Jul 19, 2016

El Grec vuelve a acoger una noche de homenaje al género musical, esta vez, con un repertorio del Broadway clásico. (more...)

Nine Shows Extended at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced extensions for nine productions - A SCYTHE OF TIME, LISA AND LEONARDO, CHILDREN OF SALT, EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER, TINK!, DUST CAN'T KILL ME, SINGLE, NEWTON'S CADLE and CAMP ROLLING HILLS. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Carnegie patrons can expect 'Nothin' But a Good Time' with the 2016-17 Theatre Season opener, ROCK OF AGES. The classic boy meets girl tale features classic 80s hair band hits and runs weekends August 13-28, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Sometimes You Get Stuck BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Jul 19, 2016

Parts of the plot of Between Riverside and Crazy reflect events and situations very similar to those happening in society today. At times they are so close to home that you could feel a sense of unease in the audience. These elements ring true but don't always have enough strength to sustain the story. (more...)

HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

There is a whole new Hamilton cast to get to know, and BroadwayWorld is here to help. Get to know the new Chicago company below! (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Full casting is confirmed for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to the Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 14 until Saturday 19 November 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

Playwright Zayd Dohrn Returns to Chautauqua Theater Company with THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) and the Chautauqua Writers' Center have proudly partnered on their third new play commission, coming July 22 to the Bratton Theater stage.  This year's commission, The Profane, is written by the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012).  Directed by CTC Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and playing July 22 - 31 at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are curRently on sale. (more...)

VIDEO: Something Fresh at SOMETHING ROTTEN! New Cast Members Take Their First Bows
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

The hit musical comedy welcomes four new cast members who took their first bows Monday night. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sam Weber - Selling Out: the Costs and Benefits of Commerciality 
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - Jul 18, 2016

Since you're on Broadway World, chances are you're the type of person who is familiar with the concept of artist merit.  By that, I mean you're the person who appreciates the lengthy productions of Sunday in the Park with George just as much if not more (let's face it, way more) than you do a spunky production of familiar shows like Footloose or Grease (god bless those good old high school staples).  You're also probably the person who, although you secretly live every time you hear "Defying Gravity", is so over those mainstream shows.  Many college students would much rather revive Applause than they would something like Beauty and the Beast, but when you're breaking into the business or just starting out in production, finding the original artistic value in those "over-exposed" shows might be just what you need to build a reputation. (more...)

HEDWIG Star Taye Diggs Signs On for Season 3 of Hit Drama Series EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Taye Diggs, most recently seen on Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, has signed on for the third season of FOX's hit drama series EMPIRE. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle and Will Chase's Changing Of The Bard
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

Christian Borle hands the rock star collar to the new Shakespeare in town, Will Chase. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stu James and More in RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Veteran Broadway actor Stu James (Benny in Rent, national tour of The Color Purple) will reprise the role of black entrepreneur and music mogul John Dolphin when last season's smash hit musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD gets an all-new production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews began July 8, with the press opening was held on July 16. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Suzanne Clement Stars in EDGE OF MARLENE, On DVD/VOD 9/20
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Breaking Glass Pictures will release the Canadian dark comedy EDGE OF MARLENE to U.S. audiences on September 20. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens July 29th at SCERA Shell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre will transport its audiences from the backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains to the lush flora of the tropics when "South Pacific" playsJuly 29 to Aug. 13 under the deft touch of veteran director Jerry Elison. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Catch SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase in Premiere Performance of 'Will Power'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

There's a new Shakespeare in town, as Will Chase took over the role of Something Rotten!'s rock star bard tonight. Check out a clip of Will rocking out to 'Will Power' below: (more...)

[TITLE OF SHOW] Returns to London For a Three-week Run at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

[Title of Show] Returns to London for a 3 week run at Waterloo East Theatre from 6th - 25th September 2016. Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm. Full price £20 / Conc. £18 (more...)

VIDEO: Final Curtain Call for SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff & Kate Reinders
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2016

Via Jordan Roth on Facebook, we've got a look at the final curtain call for 4 stars of Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Christian Borle, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff & Kate Reinders, who all played their final shows this weekend. (more...)

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