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Media Advisory - Join CMTP as we go back to Gander where Come From Away began
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016


Scoop: JANE THE VIRGIN on THE CW - Monday, November 7, 2016
by - Oct 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on JANE THE VIRGIN, airing on THE CW on Monday, November 7, 2016! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/21; HAMILTON in Chicago, BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, South Bend, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the opening of HAMILTON in Chicago, SWEENEY TODD in South Bend, and BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Interview: Donna Lynne Champlin Previews Paula's Turn in Season 2 of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 21, 2016

A year and a half ago, it was in no way certain that the quirky musical comedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND was going to make it to television. After hitting a developmental snag as a 30-minute pilot for Showtime, creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna repackaged the series as a 44-minute show for Showtime's sister network, The CW. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/21/2016 - HAMILTON'S AMERICA Doc on PBS!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 21, 2016

This weekend's big news: The highly anticipated HAMILTON'S AMERICA documentary airs on PBS tonight! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Keen Company's TICK, TICK... BOOM! Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 21, 2016

Keen Company's new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, just opened last night at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The show will continue through November 20th only. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

RENT Returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for 20th Anniversary Tour This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The producers of the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour and Segerstrom Center for the Arts announce that the award-winning musical will return to Orange County January 6 - 8, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kate Baldwin on Exploring Different Sides of Herself in New Feinstein's/54 Below Show and the 'Full Circle' of Working with Bette Midler
by Casey Mink - Oct 21, 2016

This spring, Kate Baldwin will appear in one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, the Bette Midler-starring revival of HELLO, DOLLY! Baldwin will once again be portraying the fun-loving and yearning Irene Molloy, a role which she had previously taken on at the Paper Mill Playhouse a decade ago. Prior to stepping back into Molloy's shoes, though, Baldwin will return to Feinstein's/54 Below to perform a brand new solo show, EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE, singing the songs of some of her favorite artists. Busy as she is, BroadwayWorld had a chance to chat with Baldwin ahead of her four-show engagement at the cabaret venue, the first of which kicks off on October 25. Baldwin, sincerely affable and reflective, shared the 'full circle' nature of costarring alongside Bette Midler (she may have once made the ill-advised decision to sing 'The Rose' at a middle school talent show), how she uses her solo concerts to introspect her life and career, and why she, like many others surely, often asks herself, 'What would Gavin Creel do?' (more...)

Review Roundup: TICK, TICK...BOOM Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 21, 2016

George Salazar, Nick Blaemire and Ciara Renee star in Keen Company's production of Tick, Tick...BOOM!, a thrilling work by the late, great Jonathan Larson. The production opened last night, October 20, Off-Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Reflect Upon RENT's Continued Impact in CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Oct 20, 2016

Often, when performers get their big break at a young age, they spend the ensuing years of their career attempting to escape out from under that encompassing shadow. For Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, who met in the original Off-Broadway production of Rent in 1995, that is only half true. In the 20 years since that groundbreaking musical about visionary but disease-stricken bohemians launched their careers, both performers have gone on to perform plentifully inside the theatre and aside from it. However, both Pascal and Rapp have spent the last two decades not basking in the bygone glory of having once starred in a cultural phenomenon, but with the celebratory awareness that each subsequent opportunity likely may not have fallen into their paths without having done so. For proof of such a mentality, look no further than the duo's two-hander string of shows at Feinstein's/54 Below, ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP, the first of which kicked off an impressive 11-performance run on October 8. That title, though, is in part misleading. Although there was ample reflection on behalf of both parties in regards to the near quarter century since they met, the evening consisted of two distinctly separate shows, save for the exception of a select few songs which the two performed together. (more...)

Red Thread Theatre to Present Intimate Ghost Story THE UNFORTUNATES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

When Mary Jane Kelly seeks refuge in the Ten Bells on a cold November night, she's behind in her Rent, her window is broken, she has lost her key, and she's alone. It's 1888-not a good time to be poor and 'unfortunate' on the streets of London. Somewhere out there in the foggy shadows, one of the world's most notorious criminals is at work. (more...)

Join CMTP As They Go Back to Where COME FROM AWAY Began
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), under the leadership of Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, is an international centre of excellence for the development of new musicals in Canada. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracie and Adrian Pang Already Prepared Eclectic and Electrifying Stories for 2017 Shows!
by Yuliani Supandji - Oct 20, 2016

After the Rent show in October 11, Tracie and Adrian Pang from Pangdemonium agreed for an interview with Broadway World. Here is the interview... (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Celebrate New York & London Theatre in CURTAIN UP Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New York's Broadway and London's West End have long been the biggest destinations for live theater, and now, a new exhibition opening at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the rich creative talent and award-winning productions in both cities. Co-curated by The Library for the Performing Arts and the V&A, where the exhibition debuted earlier this year, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London highlights how the theatre districts of both cities have flourished and developed since 1976. The exhibition, which opens at The Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center onOctober 31, 2016  and is on display through June 30, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Busy Parents, Taye Diggs Is Here for You in Funny 'Celebs Have Issues' Clip on HuffPost
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

PaRents, Taye Diggs (of Broadway's Hedwig, Wicked, Chicago, Rent) is here for you. Are you a paRent who has no time for yourself? Are you so busy with children that the word 'self' has lost all meaning? Then 'Books On Taye' is the thing for you! Let the soothing voice of Taye Diggs take away your problems in the latest episode of HuffPost's series, 'Celebs Have Issues,' where celebrities use comedy to raise awareness about important issues. Watch below! (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

Photos and Video: RENT Co-Stars Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp Perform to Sold-Out Crowd at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

On Monday, October 17, 2016 Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, original stars of the hit Broadway musical Rent, performed their acclaimed show 'Adam & Anthony Live' to a sold-out crowd at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport. Scroll down for photos and footage from the performance! (more...)

Daveed Diggs, Jenna Ushkowitz and More Sign on for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today additional cast members, playwrights, and directors for its anticipated annual production at American Airlines Theater on November 14, 2016. (more...)

National Theatre Group Names Angela Rowles Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Theatre Group (NTG) announced today that Angela Rowles will join the company as the theater's new managing director beginning October 31, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jef Flores Talks Jonathan Larson, 'Profitable Creativity' & More
by Jude Cartalaba - Oct 19, 2016

Jef Flores, the lead star of 9 Works Theatrical's production of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM!, totally relates to Jon, the character he's curRently playing. Jon is an aspiring Broadway musical composer who's worried about the career choices he made especially now he's turning 30. (more...)

LA'S Pay What You Want Theatre Company Presents URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want Company, has announced the final production of its seventh season, three-time Tony Award-winner Urinetown: The Musical. With music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Kotis, musical direction by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Kari Hayter, there will be one preview performance on November 4 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, November 5 at 8pm. Urinetown: The Musical will play through December 3 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center.  (more...)

CarSwap Launches First Mobile App for Trading Cars
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


BWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 19, 2016

It's hard to believe that Jonathan Larson's epic rock musical masterpiece, Rent, debuted on Broadway, making headlines around the world, winning the Pulitzer Prize and bringing a whole new generation of audiences to the theater 20 years ago. Larson who died just prior to the show's 1996 off-Broadway opening didn't live to see the acclaim with which his musical - based upon Puccini's La Boheme - was greeted, but if we believe in such things, we may rest assured that since his untimely demise he has watched over Rent's evolution, which includes the 20th Anniversary production now touring the country in an astounding revival which reaffirms its place among the very best of American musical theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Nova Payton and Don Darryl Rivera Perform 'I Like Him' From MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at 5th Avenue Theatre. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of Rent and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lucie Jones On The 20th Anniversary UK Tour Of RENT
by Marianka Swain - Oct 19, 2016

Lucie Jones rose to fame on The X Factor, and has since built up a strong list of theatre credits, including Les Miserables in the West End, American Psycho at the Almeida and Legally Blonde at Leicester Curve. She's now playing Maureen in the 20th anniversary UK tour of Jonathan Larson's Rent, which begins at Theatr Clywd on 21 October and plays at London's St James Theatre on 8 December-28 January, 2017. (more...)

DVR Alert: Idina Menzel to Perform on Next Week's LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

CBS has announced that on Tuesday, October 25th, Idina Menzel will guest on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN and perform from a song from her recently released self-titled album. (more...)

Studio 5040 Cabaret Soiree Series Presents a Cabaret Double Bill DUDETTES TWO KITTENS & A KID
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Ryan Kelly (The Normal Heart, Mamma Mia) and Dale Miller (Seussical, Les Miserables) reunite with their hilarious cabaret, Dudettes. Accompanied by Aaron Eyre, with songs from West Side Story, Chess, Rent, Wicked and more, these dudes take a fresh look at duets traditionally sung by women - including stories of friendship, love and relationships! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/11/2016 - 10/18/2016
by - Oct 18, 2016

Hottest Articles on 10/11/2016 - 10/18/2016. (more...)

Private Residential Rental Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016


Miller Auditorium to Present RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Rent, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, will return to Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium, November 11-13, 2016, in a 20th Anniversary production that promises to be as impactful and exciting as the original.  Tickets are on sale now at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, by phone at (800) 228-9858 or (269) 387-2300 and online at (more...)

I AM MY OWN WIFE to Play Melbourne's MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL and Brisbane's MELT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

After a sell-out Sydney season at the Old Fitz Theatre, Oriel Group's critically acclaimed production of I Am My Own Wife will have a limited Melbourne season at fortyfivedownstairs from January 17 as part of the 2017 Midsumma Festival and a limited Brisbane season at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of MELT 2017. (more...)

Boomerang's LOVELESS TEXAS to Receive Private Industry Reading 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Director) is pleased to continue the artistic development of LOVELESS TEXAS, the new musical from Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan and composer Henry Aronson. LOVELESS TEXAS will receive an invitation-only industry reading in New York City on Thursday October 20th. (more...)

Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. & Nicolette Robinson Expecting Child!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Tony Award winner turned to Instagram today to share the joyous news that he and his wife, actress Nicolette Robinson (off-Broadway's INVISIBLE THREAD), are expecting their first child. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/17/2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 10/17/2016. (more...)

Axtel Announces Results for Third Quarter 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016


THE X FACTOR's Rhydian Roberts to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sheffield This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic Little Shop of Horrors comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 November, starring The X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts. (more...)

Charlotte Ritchie to Star in RICKY WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT at New Diorama Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Once upon a… etc. there was a nice lad called Ricky Whittington, who lived somewhere that isn't London. Frustrated by the lack of social and economic opportunities in not-London, he put all his possessions into a handkerchief-tied-to-a-stick and set off to is-London with his (talking - get on board) Cat, who was a li'l prick. (more...)

Providence Performing Arts Center to Host 20th Anniversary RENT Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

 The producers of the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) will go on sale on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10A. The Rent 20th Anniversary Tour will be at PPAC April 7 - 9, 2017, with performances on Friday at 7:30P, Saturday at 2P & 8P, and Sunday at 1P.  (more...)

Evan Zes RENT CONTROL Extended at the SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Rent Control, written and performed by Evan Zes, a personal story of survival as a struggling actor living in the heart of New York City, is the official breakout hit of this year's Fringe Encore Series 2016 at SoHo Playhouse. It will be extended for an additional four weeks, running in the Huron Club, Thursdays at 7: OOPM and Saturdays at 9:00PM, October 22 - November 12. (more...)

Nuffield Theatre Announces Cast for FANTASTIC MR. FOX
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Director of Nuffield Theatre Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for its brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr Fox, a co-production with Curve, in association with Lyric Hammersmith.  Greg Barnett plays Mr Fox, with Richard Atwill (Rat/Bean), Raphael Bushay (Badger/Boggis), Jade Croot (Kit), Sandy Foster(Rabbit), Lillie Flynn (Mrs Fox), Gruffudd Glyn (Mole/Bunce), Kelly Jackson (Mouse), and Edward Hole and Tanya Shields completing the ensemble, alongside actor-musicians, Patrick Burbridge, Anna Fordham and Richie Hart.   (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Set for Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has just announced its next season line-up: a new Pre-Broadway musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, Tony Award-winning AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Tony Award-winning RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S THE KING AND I, the completely original new musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

THE EXORCIST, GOOSEBUMPS & More Among Amazon's Scary Halloween Titles This Month
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

This October, Prime Video and Amazon Video are the home to hundreds of Halloween content to tantalize you! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Greenlights Season Four of Emmy-Nominated Series BOSCH
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Amazon today announced it has greenlit a fourth season of the popular Amazon Original Series BOSCH. (more...)

HOME|YUVA to Premiere at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, located in Long Island City, presents the world premiere of the new play Home|Yuva written by Sami Berat Marcali. Directed by Ellie Heyman, the cast features Michael Cavadias, James Fluhr, Burcak Arya Gocmen, and Pailo Heitz. (more...)

Interval Productions to Present New Musical MUTED at The Bunker
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Interval Productions present new musical Muted, described by Stephen Fry as 'stunning' and Mark Shenton (The Stage) as the British equivalent to Rent. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2016
by - Oct 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: TICK, TICK...BOOM! Challenging Conventions
by Meeko Angela Camba - Oct 16, 2016

Life is like an unwavering deadline and growing up is a ticking bomb. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/15/2016
by - Oct 15, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/15/2016. (more...)

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