Brooklyn Actors Billy Magnussen, Michael Chernus, and More Speak Out on Poverty Through MTA Subway Poster Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Actors Billy Magnussen, Michael Chernus, Will Rogers and Staceyann Chin have joined the Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) 2016 ONE Brooklyn Community MTA Campaign, which launched on September 7 in 36 Brooklyn subway stations, featuring stylized posters illustrating a diverse, hip and eclectic group of Brooklyn movers and shakers who are advocating for poor and low-income Brooklyn residents. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company Celebrates The Music of George Jones
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to present The Grand Tour: A Celebration of the Music of George Jones, for two performances only, October 1 at 7:30 pm and October 2 at 3 pm. The show takes audiences on a retrospective journey through the Ol' Possum's career, from the early Hank Williams-influenced Honky Tonk recordings up through Jones's 'countrypolitan' era, including his chart-topping collaborations with fellow country music royalty. Songs include such favorites as 'White Lightning,' 'The Race is On,' 'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?' 'Love Bug,' 'She Thinks I Still Care,' and 'He Stopped Loving Her Today.' (more...)

FAVOURITE SINS AND CHOCOLATE BARS - SONGS BY ALEX JAMES ELLISON, ROBERT GOULD & FRIENDS at The Union Theatre, October 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Brighton-born actor/singer/songwriter Alex James Ellison, who recently supported Samantha Barks on her UK concert tour, will present a concert of songs with his music performed by himself and some special guests from the world of  West End musical theatre at the new Union Theatre on Sunday October 2. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

Original Stars of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Original Cast of the musical The Last Smoker in America will reunite on for a One-Night-Only Reunion Concert, Sunday, September 25th at 9:30 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street). (more...)

Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Will Swenson and More to Star in PROUD OF US AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR Benefit for The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Actors Fund announced today that tickets are now on sale for an evening of several short plays by actor / playwright, Wesley Taylor entitled, Proud of Us and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor. (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

FROM PAGE TO STAGE Announces Casting for New Musical Readings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre has announced the casting for its three semi-staged readings: Whatsonstage Award nominee Beverley Klein (Platonov, Ivanov, National Theatre; Candide; ENO), Ian Reddington (EastEnders; Coronation Street), Gerard McCarthy (Beautiful Thing; Hollyoaks), Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, Shafetsbury Theatre; Legally Blonde, Kilworth House) and Union J's Jaymi Hensley are all taking part in the season at Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

It's a Hard Knock Life! ANNIE to Play the Orpheum This December; Tickets on Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group has announced that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play December 13-18 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Nicholas Rodriguez, Betsy Morgan and More for CAROUSEL at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. The company just had their first rehearsal and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

October to Usher in New Stars for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced today that Derrick Davis, Jordan Craig, Trista Moldovan and Emily Ramirez will join the principal cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on national tour. (more...)

Pentangle Arts to Present CABARET Through Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Pentangle Arts invites you to leave your troubles outside and come to our production of CABARET based on the 1998 production directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. The show opens October 21, 2016, and closes with a special Halloween Performance on October 31, 2016. (more...)

Robert J. Sherman to Take Part in Special Masterclass with Michael Xavier
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM) has announced Robert J. Sherman as their first speaker at a special VIP Masterclass on Sunday, 2 October 2016. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Sierra Boggess Sings from David Mallamud's WILD & WHIMSICAL WORLDS Album!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Broadway Records will soon release the world premiere of Composer David Mallamud's The Wild & Whimsical Worlds of David Mallamud, available digitally and in stores on Friday, September 30, 2016. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

TV: Watch The Opening Number of Broadway Bound COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld is pleased to present the opening number from the Broadway bound musical Come From Away. The performance was recorded today in Toronto at the annual Mirvish season launch event, and features the entire Washington  cast! Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Ready to Rock! ROCK OF AGES Debuts at Apollo Civic Theater
by Johnna Leary - Sep 23, 2016

'Don't Stop Believin' ' and get ready to rock this weekend as the area premiere of Rock of Ages debuts at the Apollo Civic Theater! (more...)

Listen to 'Gotta Get Out' from LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway Records today released the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT. Scroll down for a first listen to 'Gotta Get Out,' featuring Alison Luff, Patti Murin, Robin de Jesus, Sam Underwood, Derek Klena, Kate Rockwell, Aaron Riesebeck and the ensemble! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with the Band for the Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Click below to go behind the scenes with the band at Ford's Theatre! (more...)

Billy Lewis Jr. of Fox's Glee Will Star in Off-Broadway Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL will begin an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series 'Glee'), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Sunday, November 13. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Sioux Empire Community Theatre
by Ruth Sturm - Sep 21, 2016

SECT's Rock of Ages is one of those rare, true ensemble musicals driven by a strong cast who seemed to work as one. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Ruthie Ann Miles and More to Sing 'BABY MAKIN' HITS' at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A bunch of Broadway's best will come together to sing some soulful new music October 4th at The Cutting Room. Mary Bridget Davies, Jerry Dixon, Trent Armand Kendall, Kingsley Leggs, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Charles Rooney, Christina Sajous and others will perform in Brett Macias' Neruda and Shakespeare: Baby Makin' Hits in New York at 7:30pm. (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse Will Once Again Thrill and Chill You with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Live
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are pleased to announce the stage adaptation of the the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show on the Ryan Main Stage. (more...)

Tori Bates Cast as First Bi-Racial Actress in ANNIE; Full National Tour Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

After touring the production to over 100 cities across the nation and recently overseas to Jakarta and Singapore, Troika Entertainment LLC is pleased to announce the casting for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

RISING STAR COMPETITION Reaches Week 8 and Features Natalie Joy Johnson, Paul Canaan and Joey Taranto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Photo Flash: AIP Connects to a Higher Power, PHANTOM Says Farewell to a Friend, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features Max von Essen connecting to a higher power, Phantom bidding farewell to their beloved hair supervisor, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Paul Schoeffler in Walnut Street's South Pacific
by Pati Buehler - Sep 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theater opens its 208th season with the classic SOUTH PACIFIC with a stellar cast of Philly favorites and Broadway talent. (more...)

First Listen: 'Sky High' from the DISASTER! Original Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Broadway Records released the original cast album recording of the critically acclaimed musical comedy DISASTER! - digitally and in stores on Friday, September 9, 2016. Get a first listen to the track 'Sky High' from the album below! (more...)

PUFFS Potter Parody Enrolls Full Class for Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - has announced the complete cast for its upcoming Off-Broadway run. (more...)

Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

Melissa Errico, LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Concert and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 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...)

DISASTER!'s Robert Ahrens & Chris Aniello Open Live Wire Theatrical Management
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Robert Ahrens and Chris Aniello have announced the formation of a new theatrical general management office called LIVE WIRE THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT. With joint experience managing Broadway shows, Ahrens and Aniello will focus on economic budgeting, with the goal of a long and successful commercial run. (more...)

BWW TV: Everybody Say Yeah! KINKY BOOTS Celebrates One Year in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2016

Celebrate the very first West End birthday of Kinky Boots with the video below, featuring interviews with the new cast, creative team and happy theatergoers! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DISASTER CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 15, 2016

On Wednesday, September 14, original Broadway cast members Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Rachel York and Jennifer Simard joined show creator and event host Seth Rudetsky for a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble - Upper East Side. Performances included 'Do You Wanna Make Love?' (Roger Bart, Kerry Butler), 'I Am Woman' (Kerry Butler), 'Mockingbird' (Rachel York, Seth Rudetsky), 'I Will Survive' (Rachel York), 'Never Can Say Goodbye' (Jennifer Simard) and a special performance of the Broadway for Orlando charitable single, 'What the World Needs Now is Love.'  (more...)

Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Lands Its Home on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Cast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus is announced today. (more...)

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 10-time Tony Award nominated hit musical comedy 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 conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on January 1, 2017 following 742 performances. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Constantine Maroulis to Perform Originals, ROCK OF AGES Tunes at the Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Constantine Maroulis with opening act Saint Adeline will perform at the Highline Ballroom on Saturday, October 1, 2016 (more...)

Nicolette Hart and Joey Calveri to Star in CABARET at Pentangle Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Broadway actors Nicolette Hart (Rent, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, Million Dollar Quartet, Bette Midler World Tour), Joey Calveri (Trip of Love, Rock of Ages, Wonderland), and Tesha Buss (Cats, Gypsy) headline the Pentangle Arts production of CABARET as Sally Bowles, Emcee, and Fraulein Kost, respectively. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Announces @THESTRAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

American Conservatory Theater-currently celebrating its 50th-anniversary subscription season-announced today that The Strand, A.C.T.'s Central Market venue, will be home to @TheStrand, a new series of events showcasing world-class performances, original theatrical events, acclaimed touring shows, and groundbreaking new works from the Bay Area and beyond. Featuring exciting works from the worlds of theater, dance, music, and more, @TheStrand will further develop A.C.T.'s dynamic and intimate performance complex into a unique San Francisco venue where audiences can discover, engage, and explore arts of all mediums. (more...)

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin Welcome Third Child, Leonardo
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Hilaria Baldwin turned to Instagram last night to announce the birth of her third child with husband Alec Baldwin. (more...)

Reeger & Scrofano-Led THE GIN GAME, ROCK OF AGES and More Set for Drury Lane Theatre's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre has announced the complete lineup of its 2017/2018 season, opening with Chicago, having attained the exclusive rights to revitalize the sensational mega-hit with home town authenticity. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 208th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning romantic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Directed by Charles Abbott, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 6th, opens on September 14th and runs through October 23rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein Will Adapt FAMILY TIES for the Stage; Gets Dayton Premiere in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Leading theater production company The Araca Group today announced plans to bring the classic television series Family Ties to the stage, to be adapted by playwright and recent Kleban Award winner Daniel Goldstein. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rock Dreams Come True for Scott A. Cook in TheatreWorks Florida's ROCK OF AGES
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 12, 2016

Music and theater come together in TheatreWorks Florida's latest production Rock of Ages. This show promises to be a rock concert and feel good American story. Director, choreographer, and TheatreWorks Florida's artistic producer, Scott A. Cook takes a few moments out of his busy rehearsal schedule to answer BroadwayWorld Orlando's questions. (more...)

Stars Celebrate the Dizzy Feet Foundation's 6th Annual CELEBRATION OF DANCE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF) presented the sixth annual 'Celebration of Dance' Gala at The Novo last night in Los Angeles. Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Maddie Ziegler, Paula Abdul, Joely Fisher, Elizabeth Berkely, Mitzi Gaynor, Sir Matthew Bourne, Allison Holker, Piper Perabo and Kevin Zegers were among the celebrities that came to support DFF, a non-profit organization founded by Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance)and director Adam Shankman(Hairspray, Rock of Ages), whose mission is to sponsor, fund and/or support access to and the quality of dance education programs that expose children in low-income areas to the lifelong benefits of dance education in the United States. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Rock Musical 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Directed by world renowned director/choreographer Arlene Phillips,"27" is an intoxicating modern fable of our time, a dark interpretation of one of humanity's oldest stories. It has music, book and lyrics and is co-directed by Sam Cassidy. (more...)

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