Photo Flash: Today's the Day! GREASE LIVE Cast Wraps Final Dress RehearsalPhoto Flash: Today's the Day! GREASE LIVE Cast Wraps Final Dress Rehearsal
by Sally Henry - Jan 31, 2016

With just less than two hours before the big show, get a behind-the-scenes look at the final rehearsal moments with Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen, and the cast of GREASE: LIVE as they finish up their preparation. (more...)

VIDEO: Anything Can Happen! Watch Live Backstage Stream of GREASE: LIVEVIDEO: Anything Can Happen! Watch Live Backstage Stream of GREASE: LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Tonight, FOX's GREASE: LIVE is not only LIVE on your TV but will be going LIVE backstage! Streaming exclusively on Facebook Live (more...)

A Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical RootsA Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical Roots
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Like all theatre fans, we here at BroadwayWorld are excited to the max for Fox's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE tonight. Following in the footsteps of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, PETER PAN LIVE!, and THE WIZ LIVE!, Marc Platt and Thomas Kail have filled their cast with stars of both stage and screen. While not every T-Bird, Pink Lady, and denizen of Rydell High has Broadway credits on their resume, nearly all of them have some sort of theatrical related experience under their belts. (more...)

A Wap Bam Boom! Watch GREASE: LIVE Tonight with BroadwayWorldA Wap Bam Boom! Watch GREASE: LIVE Tonight with BroadwayWorld
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

GREASE is the word, because later tonight (8pm EST) FOX will transport us back to Rydell High with its highly anticipated GREASE: LIVE. There's just hours left to break out your poodle skirt and leather jacket for the broadcast, and we want you to be prepared for all things GREASE before Jessie J sings her opening notes. (more...)

BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Leave it to the network that reinvented television with AMERICAN IDOL and created SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, one of the most artistically significant shows in recent memory, to figure out the proper balance in merging musical theatre and live television. FOX's GREASE: LIVE learned from three years of live, middling musicals on NBC (the satisfying WIZ LIVE! notwithstanding) and produced the best, most thrilling live TV musical in half a century. (more...)

BWW Live Blog: Head Back to Rydell High with GREASE: LIVEBWW Live Blog: Head Back to Rydell High with GREASE: LIVE
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 31, 2016

Tonight is the night, FOX's first live musical telecast!  The buzz about GREASE: LIVE couldn't be bigger, with a star-studded cast lead by Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough and direction from HAMILTON director, Thomas Kail, and  DANCING WITH THE STARS vet, Alex Rudzinski. BroadwayWorld has you covered tonight with a live blog of the show! So, if you had to run and pay the delivery guy or aren't home to watch, don't worry, you'll have minute to minute updates so you won't miss out on what the rest of the country is talking about!  (more...)

Photo Flash: They Go Together! Inside GREASE: LIVE Rehearsals with Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and MorePhoto Flash: They Go Together! Inside GREASE: LIVE Rehearsals with Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

With just over 24 hours before the big day, take a trip onto the soundstage with Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen, and the cast of GREASE as they finish up their preparation. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: GREASE: LIVE Role Swap? Find Out Which Characters the Cast Wants to Play!BWW TV Exclusive: GREASE: LIVE Role Swap? Find Out Which Characters the Cast Wants to Play!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2016

Danny Zuko; Betty Rizzo; Sandra Dee... not only are they characters in GREASE, but they've become truly iconic roles in musical theatre. An all-star cast has been assembled for FOX's GREASE: LIVE, which airs tonight, and they'd love to take a crack at more than just the characters they've been cast as. Find out who else they'd like to play below! (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next WeekTickets to MOTOWN National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 5 at 10 a.m.  (more...)

Northwest Inkwell to Host Reading of New Musical THE DANCENorthwest Inkwell to Host Reading of New Musical THE DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Northwest Inkwell is pleased to announce a new reading of the WWII musical, The Dance. The musical brings a fresh approach since its scheduled 2014 NYC reading starring Liz Callaway and Derek Klena. This musical is conceived and written by James Langston Drake and will take place in March at The Mercury Theatre (3745 N Southport Avenue, Chicago IL 60613). (more...)

VIDEO: JUST IN! FOX Releases All-New Promo for GREASE: LIVE!VIDEO: JUST IN! FOX Releases All-New Promo for GREASE: LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Don't miss GREASE: LIVE! back on stage this SUN at 7/6c on FOX and check out the just-released all-new promo below! (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at the Warner TheatreBWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at the Warner Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 9, 2016

When considering musical theatre, one often immediately thinks of the classics - those shows that tell an age old story with soaring and lyrical songs peppered with engaging dance numbers and beautiful costumes. Those plays certainly have their place in the world, but in the past decade or so, a new genre of musical has come into the mix - the jukebox musical, a genre that takes pre-existing music, usually from popular bands, and creates a theatrical plot around them. While some theater purists might look down on this style of show, all one has to do is look around the audience at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT to know that jukebox musicals are alive and well. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Premiere Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 3/5Houston Grand Opera to Premiere Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Houston, February 8, 2016¬óHouston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of Prince of Players by distinguished American composer Carlisle Floyd on March 5, 11, and 13, 2016. A chamber opera in two acts, Prince of Players is a high-spirited period piece that examines the fluidity of sexuality and gender roles. (more...)

Building the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative TeamBuilding the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld just reported, it's official -- FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits ALADDIN and THE LION KING on Broadway at a theatre to be announced in spring 2018. Below, get ready for the blizzard with an in-depth look at the musical's creative team! (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Recording to Feature Bonus Track From Violinist Itzhak PerlmanFIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Recording to Feature Bonus Track From Violinist Itzhak Perlman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

  The producers of the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof announce that ITZHAK PERLMAN, the reigning virtuoso of the violin, has recorded a special bonus track for the upcoming New Broadway Cast Album of Fiddler on the Roof.  PERLMAN has recorded 'Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof' arranged by John Williams. (more...)

Tickets for MOTOWN's Broadway Return Now Available for Citi Card Holders; General Sale Begins Next WeekTickets for MOTOWN's Broadway Return Now Available for Citi Card Holders; General Sale Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Tickets for the Broadway return of the Motown The Musical are now on sale exclusively to Citi card members, beginning today, Monday, February 8 through Tuesday, February 16 at 9:59am (EST). Visit http://citiprivatepass.com/motown for details. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present MOTOWN, 4/19-24FSCJ Artist Series to Present MOTOWN, 4/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL comes to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center April 19-24, 2016 for 6 performances only. (more...)

Ticket Pre-Sale Begins Today for MOTOWN's Broadway ReturnTicket Pre-Sale Begins Today for MOTOWN's Broadway Return
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Tickets for the¬†Broadway return of the¬†Motown The Musical¬†are now on sale exclusively to Citi¬ģ¬†card members, beginning today,¬†Monday, February 8 through Tuesday, February 16 at 9:59am (EST). (more...)

GREASE: LIVE DVD Now Available for Pre-Order, Out 3/8GREASE: LIVE DVD Now Available for Pre-Order, Out 3/8
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The DVD may be pre-ordered here on Amazon.com for $21.99. The musical is also available in a digital HD version on iTunes for $9.99. Click here to purchase. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: ROCK OF AGES Rocks the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio, TexasPHOTO FLASH: ROCK OF AGES Rocks the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio, Texas
by Kathy Strain - Feb 5, 2016

As Rock of Ages sets to open at the Woodlawn Theatre, don't miss this pic preview of the cast as they prepare to rock your socks off. Rock of Ages plays from February 6- March 6, 2016 at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio. Go to woodlawntheatre.org for tickets. (more...)

Grammy Winner Seal to Play Pontius Pilate in FOX's Musical Event THE PASSIONGrammy Winner Seal to Play Pontius Pilate in FOX's Musical Event THE PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Grammy Award-winning recording artist and singer/songwriter Seal has been cast in the role of Pontius Pilate in THE PASSION, a two-hour epic musical event airing LIVE from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Seal joins previously announced host and narrator Tyler Perry, and cast members Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (the disciple Peter) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, the mother of Jesus). (more...)

Complete Cast, Creative Team Set for Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO; Rehearsals Begin Next Week!Complete Cast, Creative Team Set for Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO; Rehearsals Begin Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- has welcomed Theo Stockman (American Idiot, Hair) and Brandon Kalm (American Idiot on tour) to the cast, it was announced today. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

TRIP OF LOVE to Host 60s-Themed Events Throughout FebruaryTRIP OF LOVE to Host 60s-Themed Events Throughout February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

TRIP OF LOVE, the new dance musical spectacle celebrating the biggest hits of the '60s, will continue the summer of love, offering a retreat from the cold, snowy weather with Flower Power February. All month long, TRIP OF LOVE and its partners will host 60s themed events, both at Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) and throughout the city. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Control Room Split Screen Perspective of GREASE LIVE's 'Greased Lightin'VIDEO: Watch Control Room Split Screen Perspective of GREASE LIVE's 'Greased Lightin'
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

In the recently edited video below, watch a split screen perspective of Associate director Carrie Havel working behind the scenes of the showstopping number 'Greased Lightnin'! (more...)

GREASE LIVE! Now Available on Digital HD; Coming to DVD 3/8!GREASE LIVE! Now Available on Digital HD; Coming to DVD 3/8!
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Grease is the word! The landmark, live television production of the beloved musical Grease makes its home entertainment debut with GREASE LIVE! now available on Digital HD and coming to DVD March 8, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Camera Magic Behind GREASE: LIVE!STAGE TUBE: Watch the Camera Magic Behind GREASE: LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2016

FOX's GREASE: LIVE was an undeniable hit Sunday night, earning rave reviews, 12.2 million viewers and a 4.3 rating in the all-important A18-49 demographic. Much of the success had to do not just with the stars in front of the camera, but the many people behind the scenes. Below, watch a video from Associated director Carrie Havel, showing you an inside look at 'Greased Lightnin.' (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel TonightBroadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Starting tonight, February 2, Andre Ward (Rock of Ages, Xanadu) will assume the roles of 'Minstrel / Snug' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Records Will Release FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Album in March!Broadway Records Will Release FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Album in March!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Big news for Fiddler fans! Broadway Records has just announced plans to release a New Broadway Cast Album of Fiddler on the Roof. It will have its worldwide release on March 18th and be available to purchase at The Broadway Theatre beginning March 8th. (more...)

NERDS Delays First Broadway Preview DateNERDS Delays First Broadway Preview Date
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

The new musical dot-comedy Nerds will open at Broadway's Longacre Theatre on April 21st, 2016 following preview performances which were previously announced as beginning March 31st, but it appears previews have been bumped by a day. According to the Telecharge website, the show will begin previews on April 1st instead. (more...)

Original Star Mitchell Jarvis to Lead ROCK OF AGES in Las Vegas This SpringOriginal Star Mitchell Jarvis to Lead ROCK OF AGES in Las Vegas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Original rocker Mitchell Jarvis is returning to Rock of Ages in Las Vegas this spring. (more...)

Julie Halston, Claybourne Elder & More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowJulie Halston, Claybourne Elder & More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Aaron Finley & SiriusXM Host Randi Zuckerberg Duet on GREASE's 'Summer Nights'VIDEO: Broadway's Aaron Finley & SiriusXM Host Randi Zuckerberg Duet on GREASE's 'Summer Nights'
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Below, Randi Zuckerberg and Broadway actor Aaron Finley jam out on an amusing and oh-so-true parody song about online dating to the tune of 'Summer Nights' from Grease...just in time for Valentine's Day! (more...)

WE WILL ROCK YOU Australian Tour Cast Announced!WE WILL ROCK YOU Australian Tour Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Producers of the new Australian production of the worldwide smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, John Frost, Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, today announced their exciting cast. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Expresses Love For Their Fellow Broadway Musicals With Personalized ValentinesSOMETHING ROTTEN! Expresses Love For Their Fellow Broadway Musicals With Personalized Valentines
by Michael Dale - Feb 12, 2016

No Shakespeare sonnets in these distinctively rotten valentines. (more...)

Yolanda Adams & Michael W. Smith to Perform on FOX's Live Music Event THE PASSIONYolanda Adams & Michael W. Smith to Perform on FOX's Live Music Event THE PASSION
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Multiple Grammy- and Gospel Music Association Dove Award-winning musicians Yolanda Adams and Michael W. Smith are set to appear in THE PASSION, the two-hour epic musical event airing LIVE from New Orleans (more...)

IF/THEN National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox in MarchIF/THEN National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 15 - 27. (more...)

FOX Releases Entire Broadcast of GREASE: LIVE - Watch It Now!FOX Releases Entire Broadcast of GREASE: LIVE - Watch It Now!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

In case you missed last night's GREASE: LIVE on FOX or just want to re-live the exciting broadcast, the network has just released the entire show for viewing! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch First Promo for FOX's Inspirational Live Television Event THE PASSIONVIDEO: Watch First Promo for FOX's Inspirational Live Television Event THE PASSION
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Below, watch the first promo for the inspirational live television event THE PASSION, airing Palm Sunday, March 20 @ 8/7c on FOX! (more...)

Like Lightning! GREASE: LIVE Brings Record Audience to CTVLike Lightning! GREASE: LIVE Brings Record Audience to CTV
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Like greased lightning! CTV's very big January concluded last night with 1.7 million viewers for GREASE: LIVE preliminary overnight data from Numeris reveals, making it the #1 entertainment program Sunday with total viewers and all key demos. The special peaked with 2.37 million viewers, tuning in to Sandy and Danny's dance solo during 'Born To Hand Jive'. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE Executive Producer Marc Platt Reveals the Biggest Challenges of the BroadcastGREASE: LIVE Executive Producer Marc Platt Reveals the Biggest Challenges of the Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

FOX's GREASE:LIVE was an undeniable hit last night, earning rave reviews, 12.2 million viewers and a 4.3 rating in the all-important A18-49 demographic. Executive producer Marc Platt has a lot to be happy about today, and he spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about his big night. (more...)

Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to Flint, MI This MonthBroadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to Flint, MI This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The producers of the hit Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof announced this morning that the production will donate $2 from every full-price ticket purchased to the show for all February 2016 performances to The United Way of Genesee County's Flint Water Fund, which directly provides aid the Michigan city's residents, currently suffering from a critical drinking water contamination crisis.  (more...)

BWW Shares Our Favorite Theater Stars' Tweets on GREASE: LIVEBWW Shares Our Favorite Theater Stars' Tweets on GREASE: LIVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

As America tuned in by the millions to watch last night's broadcast of FOX's GREASE: LIVE, some of our favorite theater stars took to Twitter to share their thoughts and reactions to the latest interpretation of the musical classic. (more...)

MOTOWN National Tour Comes to Kravis Center Next WeekMOTOWN National Tour Comes to Kravis Center Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

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VIDEO: Watch All the GREASE: LIVE Memorable Performances Here!VIDEO: Watch All the GREASE: LIVE Memorable Performances Here!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Last night FOX presented a systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic live production of GREASE, and we still can't get enough of it. Check out some of the night's most memorable performances below! (more...)

UPDATE: GREASE: LIVE Officially Beats NBC's 'The Wiz'; Closes In on 'Sound of Music'UPDATE: GREASE: LIVE Officially Beats NBC's 'The Wiz'; Closes In on 'Sound of Music'
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The first ratings are in for FOX's live broadcast of GREASE: LIVE and from the initial numbers, it appears that viewership was strong. (more...)

BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE at Midtown Arts CenterBWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE at Midtown Arts Center
by Felicia Tassone - Feb 1, 2016

Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.'  This tagline sums up I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change, the charming revue that is currently playing at Midtown Arts Center's black box theatre.  The show is made up of small vignettes starting with the joys of getting ready for a first date all the way through to a senior couple contemplating the possibility of dating at a funeral.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 1, 2016

GREASE: LIVE aired last night Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 on FOX and BWW has the reviews hot off the presses. (more...)

Photo Flash: They Go Together! Cast of GREASE: LIVE Take Their BowsPhoto Flash: They Go Together! Cast of GREASE: LIVE Take Their Bows
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

At the end of last night's GREASE: LIVE on FOX, the talented and hard-working cast took their well-deserved bows during a spectacular outdoor finale. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: FOX Shares Behind-the-Scenes Pics of GREASE: LIVE Broadcast!Photo Flash: FOX Shares Behind-the-Scenes Pics of GREASE: LIVE Broadcast!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

FOX has shared a slew of behind-the-scenes photos from last night's live broadcast of GREASE: LIVE. Check them out below! (more...)

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