Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2016

Director John Doyle has taken on his fair share of revivals, but perhaps none have been as stunning as this season's THE COLOR PURPLE, starring Tony nominees Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, as well as Jennifer Hudson in her Broadway debut. So how does the master of musical revivals do what he does? Watch below to find out! (more...)

BIG FISH to Close Out Stages Repertory Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Mitchell Greco, Artistic Associate and director and choreographer of past Stages productions Xanadu, The Honky Tonk Angels, Girls Night and Life Could Be a Dream, leads a cast of 12 for the finale of Stages' 2015 - 2016 Season, Big Fish. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning director John Doyle was joined by some special guests, as Sardi's unveiled his caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

UPDATE: Tickets for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Now Sold Out
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tickets for the event went on sale at noon today, May 25th, and according to the event's official web site, they have now sold out! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Direction of a Musical nominee for The Color Purple, John Doyle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Bobby Smith Transform Into Zaza for Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

Signature Theatre will soon stage La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. With an iconic score by Jerry Herman(Hello, Dolly; Mame), featuring 'I Am What I Am' and 'The Best of Times,' and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies), this musical comedy will run from May 31 - July 10 inSignature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Bobby Smith & Brent Barrett to Lead Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of La Cage aux Folles directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Headed to Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Following great critical success in New York, innovative and ground breaking theatre company Fiasco bring their enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece Into The Woods to the Chocolate Factory this Summer. The production opens on 12 July, with previews from 1 July, and runs until 17 September. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC & More Set for Signature's Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its' air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites, DC area stars, and some of New York's most exciting Broadway performers. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/14-5/15/2016
by - May 15, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Sunday, May 15, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/15/16- PASSION
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2016

Today in 1994, Passion opened at the Longacre Theatre, where it ran for 97 performances. Passion is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. The story was adapted from Ettore Scola's film Passione d'Amore. Passion is notable for being one of the few projects that Stephen Sondheim himself conceived, along with Sweeney Todd and Road Show. Set in 19th century Italy, the plot concerns a young soldier and the changes in him brought about by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More Star in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, Starting Tonight at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Encores! production of DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, opens tonight. (more...)

EXTRA EXTRA! NEWSIES Cast Member Teaching YOU How To Carry the Banner While on Tour!
by Maeve Riley - May 11, 2016

Now here's one headline you WON'T want to miss! As Disney's NEWSIES continues to carry the banner on its National Tour, cast member Nico DeJesus (Romeo) is seizing the day by offering a unique opportunity for dancers and musical theatre performers during the cast's Southern California stop. (more...)

ESPN Inks New Agreement with SportsCenter Anchor Chris McKendry
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

ESPN has reached an agreement with Chris McKendry in which the longtime SportsCenter anchor and host of live events including the Little League World Series will focus on tennis, continuing to front ESPN's start-to-finish and extensive coverage of three of the sport's Majors – the Australian and US Opens and Wimbledon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Michael Cerveris' Loose Cattle Put a Spin on a FUN HOME Tune
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

When Tony winner Micheal Ceveris isn't onstage at the Circle in the Square Theatre, he's performing with his band, Loose Cattle. Below, watch as they put a spin on FUN HOME's 'Pony Girl,' with as special arrangement by Cerveris himself!  (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Monumental Musicals, Lapine Premiere with Debra Monk & More Slated for Signature Theatre's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Set FREAKY FRIDAY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2016/17 season, including the previously announced production of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's FREAKY FRIDAY. (more...)

2016 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2016 winners of the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards-a series of annual grants which recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. Fourteen teachers were selected in 2016 from a pool of nominations received through the Kennedy Center's website. Award recipients each receive $10,000 and are showcased, along with the former students they inspired, on a website dedicated to inspirational teachers. The awards, created by the Center in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010, were initiated and funded through the generous support of Myrna and Freddie Gershon. To date, 61 awards totaling $610,000 have been presented. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Present WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? Concert, 4/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues in its second year with a weekend concert celebrating one of the most significant and popular American songwriting teams of all time, George and Ira Gershwin. WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? will be presented for two nights only on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. (more...)

BWW Interview: Noah Racey of ROAD SHOW at Signature Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 14, 2016

I first met Noah Racey when I was directing the 2004 Nightlife Awards at Town Hall in New York. He was performing with his co-star from Never Gonna Dance, Nancy Lemenager. If you've never seen him dance, you haven't lived. I got to chat a bit about his stay down here in DC.  (more...)

BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Celebrates Broadway's Greatest Genius
by Peter Nason - Mar 14, 2016

A charming, beautifully realized look at the life and works of Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bobby Smith, Brent Barrett & More in Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Signature Theatre presents La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George). With an iconic score by Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly; Mame), featuring 'I Am What I Am' and 'The Best of Times,' and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies), this musical comedy runs through July 10 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2016

Signature Theatre presents La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic DirectorMatthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George). With an iconic score by Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly; Mame), featuring "I Am What I Am" and "The Best of Times," and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies), this musical comedy runs through July 10 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Watch highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) opens musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season, this Sunday, June 5. Presented as a tribute to ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli-a not-so-secret fan of this camp classic-Xanadu is directed by Lili-Anne Brown and runs at ATC now through July 17, 2016. The production has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same title. (more...)

Bobby Rydell Heads Out on TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

With reviewers unanimously agreeing that multitalented entertainer BOBBY RYDELL has told one hell of a story in his compelling new autobiography, TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS, the Justin Bieber of the 'Camelot' era will be bringing his brutally candid and compelling 'Tale of Second Chances' directly to his fans with an extensive nationwide Special Events & Book Tour. (more...)

Deluxe Edition of Barbra Streisand's ENCORE Includes Solos From FOLLIES, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, BALLROOM, TOO MANY GIRLS
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

Fans who purchase Barbra Streisand's newest album, 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway' from Target, will receive a Deluxe Edition including four additional tracks. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Open Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's stunning masterpiece about love, inspiration, and "the art of making art." Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music) will direct. Performances will run September 9 - October 16, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Joanna Francis, Jon Robyns, Karen Mann and More Join SISTER ACT UK Tour; Opens at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further casting to be announced. (more...)

Rehearsals for Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS at Menier Chocolate Factory Now Underway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Following their success at the Tony Awards last night, where they won Best Musical Revival for The Color Purple and Cynthia Erivo won Best Actress in a Musical, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces that rehearsals start today in New York for innovative and ground breaking theatre company Fiasco's enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece Into The Woods. Both Sondheim and Lapine will join the company in rehearsal this week. The production opens on 12 July at the Menier, with previews from 1 July, and runs until 17 September. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Will Reappear on Broadway This Holiday Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and Road Show Entertainment LLC just announced that THE ILLUSIONISTS will return to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season for a limited engagement, playing November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017, this year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th St). (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...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin Duet to Sondheim on ENCORES!
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2016

Below, watch as Barbra Streisand is joined by Alec Baldwin to record 'The Best Thing That Ever Happened' from Stephen Sondheim's Bounce and Road Show.  (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...)

The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

Numerex Wins IoT Evolution 2016 Battle of the Platforms Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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Breaking News: Karen Olivo, Alexander Gemignani & Miguel Cervantes Will Lead HAMILTON in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

KAREN OLIVO, who electrified audiences with her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY, returns to the stage as the brilliant and beautiful Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Joining Ms. Olivo in Chicago are Broadway veterans MIGUEL CERVANTES as Alexander Hamilton, and ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI as King George III. (more...)

All About The API Conference Announces NFV Related Sessions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

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Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David St. Louis, Annie Golden and More in PlayMakers' SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company concludes its Mainstage Season with Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece 'Sweeney Todd,' onstage now through April 23.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking News: Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More to Star in Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Do I Hear a Waltz? will star Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. The ensemble includes Kristine Bendul, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Jenny Laroche, Jennifer Locke, Nathan Madden, Skye Mattox, Devin Roberts, Manny Stark, and Alex Wong. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR This Spring
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) prepares to begin an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. Adapted and directed by Gaines as the Theater's centerpiece of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival, the Tug of War saga traces the injustice and intrigues of war from the perspectives of both kings and common soldiers through two, six-hour marathon productions-Foreign Fire (Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1) in the spring and Civil Strife (Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III) in the fall. Featuring some of Chicago's most celebrated actors, the dynamic ensemble cast of 19 performs over 100 characters throughout the electrifying drama. The musicality of Shakespeare's text is complemented with live music performances ranging from Bach and the blues, to contemporary pop and folk anthems. Songs from P!nk, Pete Townshend and Tim Buckley are accompanied onstage by a band of ensemble members on electric guitar, cello, keyboard, ukulele and percussion. Tug of War: Foreign Fire debuts on the Courtyard Theater stage for a limited run of only 18 performances, May 12-June 12, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Roundhouse CABARET Packs An Outsized Wallop
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 27, 2016

This Sally (Andrea Goss) is definitely British, definitely a waif and of limited talent, and has her eyes wide open to the hell her generation of revelers is headed toward in a handcart. Her biggest number, Cabaret, is delivered as nearly a de profundis, a wail of a trauma victim. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/2/2016
by - Apr 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/2/2016. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Cerveris, Karen Ziemba & More Honor Librettist John Weidman at Signature's Sondheim Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

On April 4, 2016, Virginia's Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre honored the Broadway librettist John Weidman(Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Road Show) with the company's seventh Stephen Sondheim Award. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential musical theater writer and composer, was presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The Sondheim Award Gala benefited Signature Theatre's artistic, education, and community programs. Check out photos below! (more...)

IDEA Showcase Invites Startups and Industry Disrupters to Pitch their Solutions in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

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