Rent on Tour

Photo Flash: RENT Continues to Rock the Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Rent, Jonathan Larson's famed rock opera that changed the course of a generation, is open at The Gateway in Bellport Village and runs through June 3. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and we are all so very lucky to be alive and to be engaged in the creation of live theater - in Tennessee, no less - with the ability to live life dramatically and to reflect on the world around us. And what a world it is: Last night, people in Nashville were exultant…the Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final of the National Hockey League! (more...)

Wales Millennium Centre's MAN TO MAN Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Wales Millennium Centre's poignant and powerful production of Manfred Karge's Man to Man opens in Cardiff at the Bute Theatre on September 8 - 9. (more...)

BWW Review: Jonathan Larson's RENT Brings Excellent Ensemble to The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - May 23, 2017

I'm always cautiously optimistic in seeing a regional production of Jonathan Larson's Rent as I am a Renthead of MANY years. The thing to remember, obviously, is art has diffeRent interpretations. It is interesting to see the diffeRent elucidations of the choreography, the varied choices the actors make, the Director's vision, et cetera. I can proudly say that The Gateway Playhouse's incarnation of the Tony and Pulitzer winner, which is kicking off a very busy Summer season for the darling Bellport venue, does not disappoint. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Season Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off their 2017 Broadway Under the Stars season on June 16 with Another Openin' Another Show! celebrating the inspiring, memorable music and dance moments from Broadway and beyond. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Performs 'For Forever' on LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony nominee Ben Platt spoke with host Stephen Colbert about his hit Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN and performed the emotional number 'For Forever' from the show. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop announced today a one week extension for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

BWW Interview: Clarke Peters, Creator of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Talks About the Production at ERT, Louis Jordan and Whether LA Will Ever Become A "Theatre City"
by Ilana Lifshitz - May 22, 2017

Actor/singer/writer/director Clarke Peters first debuted FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE in the United Kingdom in 1990. Two years later it premiered on Broadway and ran for 445 performances. Over the last several years, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE has been produced across the United States and the United Kingdom. On May 19, a refreshed version of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE premiered at the Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. I caught up with Peters to talk about the production, Louis Jordan and whether LA will ever become a "theatre city." (more...)

[DO NOT POST] STAGE TUBE: Presentación 'Desde Al Sur Del Pacífico' en SGAE (Madrid)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 22, 2017

El pasado viernes 19 de mayo tuvo lugar en la sede de la SGAE la presentacion del libro DESDE 'AL SUR DEL PACÍFICO' HASTA 'MÁS ALLÁ DE LA LUNA'. Aqui puedes ver el video completo del evento. (more...)

Rush Orchestra Pit Seats Available for RENT in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today that seats in the orchestra pit section will be available for $23 for every performance of Rent, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical. The $23 tickets are available for in-person purchases at the Fabulous Fox Box Office, located at 531 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103, on the day of each performance only, two hours prior to the show. The $23 tickets are available for cash only purchases and are limited to two tickets per person. The price of the ticket includes a $3.00 facility fee. (more...)

Watch Live-Streamed Q&A with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Tonight, Tony nominee and star of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt, will perform on CBS's LATE SHOW WITH Stephen Colbert. The show airs Monday through Friday at 11:35 PM - 12:37 AM, ET/PT on CBS. Below, check out a live Q&A with THE LATE SHOW! (more...)

Which DEAR EVAN HANSEN Song Will Ben Platt Perform for the First Time on TV?
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

As BWW previously reported, Tony nominee and star of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt, will perform on tonight's LATE SHOW WITH Stephen Colbert on CBS. The show airs Monday through Friday at 11:35 PM - 12:37 AM, ET/PT. During a live Q&A with the 'Late Show' today, the actor revealed which song he will sing. (more...)

Broadway Alum Joshua Kobak Releases OH THE EFFEN PLACES YOU'LL EFFEN GO Illustrated Book
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Joshua Kobak (Rent, TARZAN, FUERZA BRUTA, AMERICAN IDIOT, SPIDERMAN TURN OFF THE DARK) has been a few 'effen' places: from Broadway stages performing over 23 parts in 5 shows, to touring the continent 3 times on his motorcycle while performing in Broadway National Tours, to ultimately dealing with injuries that expanded his personal inner journey more vastly than the physical adventures he had taken. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Society to Present Karen Oberlin's Doris Day Tribute 'SECRET LOVE'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Ziegfeld Society will present Karen Oberlin in her acclaimed one woman show, SECRET LOVE: A Tribute to Doris Day, on Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

Connor Arnold to Star in Tim Rice's New Version of BLONDEL at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. (more...)

Casting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High School
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Pocket Universe will present a new, all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Middle of the Night) as Brutus, Dea Julien (West Side Story 1st Nat'l Tour, Blueprint Specials) as Julius Caesar, Violeta Picayo (BEDLAM's Sense & Sensibility, RadioBABEL) as Mark Antony, Madeline Wolf (Fun Home on Broadway, Normativity) as Cassius, Miranda Cornell (Alter Ego, #Blessed) as Casca, and Amie Tedesco (Lemon Sky, Any Day Now) as Lucius. All other roles will be played by members of the company. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or (more...)

HAMILTON Original Cast Recording Picks Up Billboard Music Award
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Almost two years after its release, the HAMILTON Original Cast Recording is still raking in awards! dick clark productions has released the names of the 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD winners from categories which will not be televised during tonight's live broadcast. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Words Fail First-Time Nominee Ben Platt of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2017

Dear Ben Platt,  Today is going to be a good day, and here's why. Today, you're a Tony nominee! Self-professed theatre geek Ben Platt is living the dream as a first time Tony nominee for is performance as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen. Watch below as he explains why the troubled teen and his story means so much to him. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Celebrates 100th Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - celebrated its 100th performance on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. To celebrate this landmark, the show harnessed the power of community to benefit Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. For the 100th performance, The View UpStairs will donated 30% of proceeds from all full-priced ticket sales to Point Foundation.  (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Gears Up for Van Wezel in Sarasota
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017

Idina Menzel is ready to take the stage at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, check out her video invitation below! (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Orpheum Theater: A Standout Surely Not To Be Forgotten
by Natalie McGovern - May 20, 2017

A jocular song and dance fanfare of melodious merriment and merriment, it's full of quippy one liners and farcical entertainment. (more...)

Bike Share to Simplify Rider Experience
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

FORT COLLINS, CO(Marketwired - May 17, 2017) - It just got easier than ever to join, ride and enjoy the Fort Collins Bike Share with the debut this month of a complete upgrade and expansion of the existing system. The upgrade includes a new mobile app and locking system that lets riders Rent and ride bikes at the touch of a button on their phones. A sleek new interface on the mobile app streamlines the process of creating a new account and offers easy access to rider support, while new mapping technology provides point-by-point directions to the nearest docking station. Finally, 11 bikes and three new locations will be added to the fleet, making bike sharing even more convenient. (more...)

BWW Review: Rent in the 6ix Meets Opera in Against the Grain Theatre's LA BOHÈME
by Taylor Long - May 20, 2017

You've never seen a more boho Boheme. Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) presents Puccini's LA BOHÈME in a real Toronto dive bar, The Tranzac Club. AtG is doing something incredible in the world of opera right now - they're growing. When opera houses around the world are reporting declines in ticket sales and reductions in seasonal production budgets - AtG is selling out their run, offering 'standing room only' tickets. Why? Their approach. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

Liisi LaFontaine, Ian Mcintosh and More to Bring Icons to Life at West End Live Lounge
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Sunday 11th June, West End Live Lounge returns with 'Icons and Legends'- an evening celebrating work from some of the the most Iconic and influential names in the world of music. (more...)

The Saints Awards More Than $121,000 to Chicago Performing Arts Groups
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Saints, Chicago's Volunteers for the Performing Arts, has announced that it is awarding $121,269 in grants to 26 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2017. (more...)

Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold and Joe Crookston to Return to Appel Farm Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Appel Farm will welcome back to the Festival stage, musicians Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold and Joe Crookston at the Wine & Music Festival on Saturday, June 3rd from 3 to 8pm, and Sunday, June 4, 12 to 5pm. (more...)

DVR Alert - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt to Perform on CBS's LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

BWW has learned that on Monday, May 22nd, Tony nominee and star of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt, will perform on CBS's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT. (more...)

West End stars Madalena Alberto, Kieran Brown and Rebecca Trehearn to join JOAN VÁZQUEZ at Live at Zédel
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

After his acclaimed London debut last Fall, Spanish performer Joan Vazquez brings back 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' as part of Live at Zedel Summer season, on Monday 26th June 2017, 7.00pm. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Starring Obba Babatundé
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director, Wren T. Brown) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.' (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, curRently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

The New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Opens This Weekend at Rahway's Hamilton Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, will get a pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting (more...)

BURN ALL NIGHT, a New Musical by Andy Mientus, Van Hughes, Nick LaGrasta, and Brett Moses, Will Play the ART This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

According to an Equity casting notice, the American Repertory Theater will soon present Burn All Night- a new musical with a book and lyrics by Andy Mientus and music by Van Hughes, Nick LaGrasta, and Brett Moses. (more...)

Cast Members From Hamilton & Rent Join On The Quays For HOW ABOUT LOVE?
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On The Quays, a NYC-based international production company will present 'How About Love?', a benefit concert at The Green Room 42--NYC's newest cabaret venue--on June 18th. (more...)

The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

Molly Ringwald, Cast of TICK, TICK...BOOM! to Perform at Keen Company's 17th Annual Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Victoria Leacock Hoffman was a long-time collaborator of Jonathan Larson and original producer of tick, tick...BOOM! Help Keen Company salute her vision and incredible contribution to musical theatre history. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Cuts Ribbon on New Offices in Irvine
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Trumpets played, flags were raised and a giant ribbon was cut to unveil the new Pacific Symphony administrative headquarters in the City of Irvine yesterday. Symphony President John Forsyte revealed the Board of Directors' support in naming the building the Charlie and Ling Zhang Musical Arts & Education Center, to honor the man whose vision and generosity made the move possible. (more...)

ABC Reveals THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Will Be Similar to Hollywood Bowl Concert Version
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, ABC will be making a splash with a special live event - THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! - this fall. In a two-hour special event, ABC will take the iconic THE LITTLE MERMAID animated feature film and intertwine it with show stopping live musical performances via cutting edge technology for an explosive evening honoring one of Walt Disney's most celebrated classics. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Announces Cast/Creative of EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Angelwalk Theatre has just announced the cast/creative for EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY! (more...)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Gets New Stage Adaptation Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Royal Family Productions, a theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, will present a unique adaptation of the celebrated novel Anne of Green Gables: Part 1 by L.M. Montgomery. This new one-woman shows has been adapted and directed by Chris Henry and choreographed by Lorna Ventura. (more...)

BWW Review: 2017 Triangle Rising Star Awards
by Jeffrey Kare - May 17, 2017

For the second year in a row, I had the great pleasure of attending the Triangle Rising Star Awards at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This regional competition brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent the Triangle in The National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City this summer on June 26th. The national competition celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions from all over the United States. (more...)

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn presents Series MAKING RENT IN BED-STUY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn announced today the series Making Rent in Bed-Stuy , programmed by critic, filmmaker, and programmer Brandon Harris and running from June 12th through 21st.   (more...)

The Arden Theatre presents THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As rehearsals begin, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce final casting for the UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON. Ryan O'Gorman will play 'John', and Marsha Songcome will play 'Gigi' until 1 August when Na-Young Jeon will take over the role. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: From HAMILTON to HANSEN, Music Man Alex Lacamoire Is Back for More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

On the heels of his work on the Tonys juggernaut of 2016, Alec Lacamoire has shifted gears from Hamilton to Hansen, earning a Tony nomination for Best Orchestrations. Below, watch as he reveals why he believes in the importance of this story, and how he keeps cool during awards season.  (more...)

Casting Complete for Circle Theatre's Highly-Anticipated Remount of TRIASSIC PARQ
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

After their resoundingly successful inaugural production of the cult favorite Triassic Parq in 2015, CIRCLE THEATRE is ecstatic to announce its complete cast of their highly-anticipated remount of the show. (more...)

Broadway Guest Artists Announced for Musical Theatre Preparatory Program!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Broadway actors Douglas Lyons and Jason Gotay visit the Playhouse as guest teaching artists for the Musical Theatre Preparatory Program. Running from July 10-July 21, this two week full-day intensive musical theatre program introduces and prepares young actors (3rd-8th grade) for future training and/or performance in music, dance and theater. Additionally, both Lyons and Gotay will hold evening master classes for ages 16 and up.    (more...)

Keep Calm and Drink On at BALLADS & BREWS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Grab your mates and head down to the Goei Center June 1 for fish and chips, a round of pints, and much more at Opera Grand Rapids' second annual Ballads & Brews event. (more...)

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