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Brooks Atkinson Theatre (New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.

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Based on the play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo

Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Benanti, Joel Grey and More Sign on for TECTONIC AT 25, Hosted by Jane Fonda
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for Tectonic At 25!, a benefit performance celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking theater. (more...)

Broadway for Hillary to Hold First Phone Bank for Clinton Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

BROADWAY FOR HILLARY has just announced Broadway Calls for Clinton, the organization's first action day of phone banking for the Clinton campaign. (more...)

BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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...)

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...)

SDMT Launches #ReadyForTomorrow Campaign in Response to Wells Fargo Ad; Beth Malone & More to Contribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre took to social media with its own response and launched a counter-ad campaign: #ReadyForTomorrow, shifting the Wells Fargo's tagline from, 'Let's get them ready for tomorrow' to 'The arts made me ready for tomorrow.' The campaign shines a light on the impact the arts have had on individual lives and features individuals who make a living in the arts. (more...)

MY FRIEND, THE CAT Returns to NY, at the Philipstown Depot Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Philipstown Depot Theatre will host Phil Geoffrey Bond's My Friend, the Cat on Saturday, October 1 at 8pm. My Friend, the Cat, a hit at off-Broadway's Laurie Beechman Theatre in 2007, is being revived for this special one-night-only performance on the banks of the Hudson River. Featuring music by some of the greatest songwriters of the past century, the evening is intermingled with spoken text by Bond about his ten year relationship with one particularly mischievous feline. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jessica Vosk as Elphaba in the WICKED Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Wicked tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning tonight, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. Check out a first look at Vosk in action below! (more...)

Barbara Cook Postpones Discussion and Book-Signing at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

As previously announced, the Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop will host actress and singer Barbara Cook for a discussion and signing of her new memoir, Then and Now this fall. Previously scheduled for  Thursday, October 13th at 5:00pm, Miss Cook will sit down with playwright Steven Carl McCasland for an in intimate conversation about her life, career and revealing autobiography. The event will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: Good News- Catch a First Look at Jessica Vosk & Kristen Martin WICKED on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Wicked tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning tonight, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. Check out a first look at Vosk and Martin in action below! (more...)

Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar Announce their New Show: DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar announce further performances of their cabaret show, Double Take: Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar at the same time! The pair will perform the show on Wednesdays September 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 7pm and again on Thursday 20 October at 2pm, as part of a special cabaret convention week. All performances will take place at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. (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...)

The Players to Honor Barbara Cook with Helen Hayes Award; Charles Busch to Host
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Players, the city's most fabled private social club for actors and artists, will present its inaugural Helen Hayes Award to Barbara Cook, the musical theatre legend who is widely considered one of the twentieth century's best interpreters of the Great American Songbook, at a gala ceremony on Thursday, September 15th. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/6/2016 - New Star at THE LAYOVER, MISSED CONNECTIONS Returns & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 6, 2016

Today's big news: Maria Dizzia joins Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER this evening, and BEARS IN SPACE, A TASTE OF HONEY and MISSED CONNECTIONS all begin tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Scarlett Strallen Leads SHE LOVE ME at Menier This Christmas
by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

Scarlett Strallen will return to the Menier Chocolate Factory to lead the company of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Switt, Gardner, McDaniel & more at Sally Mayes & Jeff Harnar in DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

 Tony nominee SALLY MAYES ('She Loves Me') and award-winning JEFF HARNAR (Broadway World Cabaret Award) continue their run of DOUBLE TAKE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.  At Wednesday night's performance the audience included LORETTA SWITT ('Mash'), RITA GARDNER ('The Fantasticks'), JOHN McDANIEL ('The Rosie O'Donnel Show'), MICHAEL ALDEN ('Pippin'), REX REED ('Myra Breckinridge'),and more.  The September performances conclude on Wednesday September 28 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre followed by a special Cabaret Convention week matinee on Thursday October 20th at 2pm.  Music Director Alex Rybeck ('Grand Hotel') leads the trio featuring Bob Renino (bass) and Dan Gross (drums).  'A  swell evening of prime, solidly-anchored entertainment.  SALLY MAYES and JEFF HARNAR have created a show full of charm, schtick and creativity, not to mention a fresh song list and well-honed singing chops.  Their distinctive, individual voices work quite well as one.  In addition the show has been cannily crafted to make the most of what each can bring to the act.'  Marilyn Lester THEATRE PIZZAZZ (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Laura Benanti Talks 'Vanilla Ice Cream', Cafe Carlyle Debut and More
by Steve Schonberg - Sep 23, 2016

On Tuesday, September 27, Tony winner Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy, 'Supergirl') will make her Cafe Carlyle debut serving up 'Vanilla Ice Cream' and others musical treats in a new cabaret show, Tales from Soprano Isle. Todd Almond will serve as Benanti's music director. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hilarious #TBT! Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Plays '90s Aladdin Video Game
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2016

The cast of Aladdin experienced some major nostalgia (and laughs) when they played the iconic 16-bit Aladdin video game from the '90s - check out their Throwback Thursday moment in the video below, then download the game to try it yourself! (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Her Highness, Lesli Margherita
by Broadwaysted - Sep 20, 2016

All Hail the Queen! This week the Broadwaysted crew is holding court with the beautiful and fantastic Lesli Margherita! All Hail the Queen! This week the Broadwaysted crew is holding court with the beautiful and fantastic Lesli Margherita! We pour out some Maker's Mark and chat about Lesli's wild experience winning the Olivier Award for her West End debut as well as her current gig recreating her original turn in Matilda the Musical on Broadway. Lesli dishes about the ironic text message she got about Cats, her Star Wars wedding and ranking of the seven films in the franchise, and the time she died twice on stage (I smell a rat!). Kimberly recently attended Miss America and informs us all about the 'Show Us Your Shoes' parade and the entire group casts a fantasy version of Real Housewives of Broadway with famous wife characters. We play Lights of Broadway Show Cards 'Heads Up!' and Lesli shares her story about working on stage with artist and #FriendOfTheShow Squigs. (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...)

SHE LOVES ME's Zachary Levi to Produce New Sci-Fi Thriller Drama for NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Zachary Levi, most recently seen on Broadway in Roundabout Theater's revival of She Loves Me, will produce UNIDENTIFIED, now in development at NBC. (more...)

Hannah Elless to Lead WE HAVE APPLES Musical in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Rachel Griffin's We Have Apples: The Musical, In Concert on September 12th at 9:30PM. Recently featured on CBS National News and in The Washington Post, We Have Apples is the buzz-worthy new musical you won't want to miss! (more...)

Stage and Screen Icon Rita Moreno to Perform in Queens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Rita Moreno's show-stopping performances from the American Songbook and Broadway classics will enthrall audiences at QPAC on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:00pm. (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway for Hillary Hosts 'CALLS FOR CLINTON' Phone Bank
by Walter McBride - Sep 19, 2016

Over the weekend, Broadway For Hillary held 'Broadway Calls for Clinton,' the organization's first action day of phone banking for the Clinton campaign. Broadway's brightest came together for this volunteer organized event for a day of voter outreach in support of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

ME AND ELLA and MARRY HARRY Slated for York's Musical Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).   (more...)

Special Feature: 4 of Broadway's Hottest Musical Directors Sound Off About What They Do, Inspirations and How They Do It!
by Cara Joy David - Sep 15, 2016

Who helps an actor to sing material a certain way? If you ask the majority of people outside the theater industry they would say people simply sound the way they sound or maybe credit the composer or director. In truth, in the majority of cases in the musical theater world it is the Musical (or Music) Director. This person, who is not eligible for a Tony Award and rarely gets mentioned in reviews, is integral to the product you see and hear. (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces Fall Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements byRon Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie and More Turn Out for DOUBLE TAKE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Donna McKechnie and Teri Ralston were among the good 'Company' at the second night of DOUBLE TAKE, Sally Mayes & Jeff Harnar's show at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at the Opening Night of MAYES & HARNAR's DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Last night Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar opened the further performances of their cabaret show, Double Take: Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar at the same time! The pair will perform the show on Wednesdays September 21 & 28 at 7pm and again on Thursday 20 October at 2pm, as part of a special cabaret convention week. All performances will take place at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

New Musical PRYOR RENDERING to Premiere in Oklahoma This October; Eyes New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Pryor Rendering, a new musical based on the novel of the same name by Tulsa born author Gary Reed, will play The Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall from September 30 - October 9 and The Tulsa Performing Arts Center from October 13 - 16, it was announced today. (more...)

Stars Head to NOLA as Broadway @ NOCCA Kicks Off 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

In the four seasons since the Broadway in New Orleans series first launched, Broadway and Television's brightest lights have blazed a path to the Big Easy each season thanks to Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale and Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky. In this, the series' fifth season in New Orleans, the star-powered tradition continues with Judy Kuhn, Tony-nominated star of "Fun Home" and Broadway's original Cosette in "Les Miserables" and the voice of Disney's "Pocahontas" on October 6 at 7:30 PM. She is followed by Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star of She Loves Me and The Book of Mormon, on December 15 at 7:30 PM, and Adam Pascal, the original Roger in the Broadway blockbuster "Rent," as well as the London production, and the film version, on January 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Pushcart Players Launches 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Pushcart Players announces the 43rd Season of touring theater for young audiences, bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States.  In Pushcart's 5th decade of stirring up serious fun, the repertoire is an exceptional mix of musical productions exploring American history, self-discovery, classical music, teaching tolerance, and holiday celebrations. (more...)

BWW Review: Off-Broadway FIORELLO! Features Young Cast in Small-Scale Production
by Michael Dale - Sep 12, 2016

The recent renaissance of appreciation for the musicals of composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick, which has included Broadway revivals of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and She Loves Me, along with an Off-Broadway reworking of THE ROTHSCHILDS retitled ROTHSCHILD & SONS, continues with a transfer of director Bob Moss' Berkshire Theatre Group production of the team's Pulitzer Prize winner, FIORELLO! (more...)

BWW Blog: Chelsey Robichaud - Opinions on Streaming
by Chelsey Robichaud - Sep 12, 2016

BroadwayHD made an announcement last year that they would begin to stream live performances of professional productions from all over - Broadway, West End, you name it. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for WICKED Engagement at PPAC!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The WICKED Tour recently welcomed Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose to the Company. Providence will be the second city that Ms. Vosk and Ms. Martin visit as part of the WICKED National Tour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KURTIS SIMMONS LIVE at Rockwell Table and Stage
by Lily Lim - Aug 31, 2016

Recording artist Kurtis Simmons made his LA solo debut at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz on Monday, August 29 at 8pm. With music direction by Sean Bart, Simmons performed songs from his critically acclaimed pop/rock CD Fraction of a Thread along with some tunes from his original musical Hipster Sweatshop (co-written with Kyle Puccia and Darryl Stephens).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Present THE ROTHSCHILDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Stage Door Theatre's September production is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the fascinating story of one family's rise from the ghettos of late eighteenth century Germany to domination of the European financial community and the loftiest echelons of society.  The Rothschilds will open on September 2nd and run through October 16th in the theatre's large auditorium. (more...)

Breaking News: Justin Guarini, Margo Seibert, James Snyder, Telly Leung & More Will Lead IN TRANSIT on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Producer Janet B. Rosen announced today that Broadway's first a cappella musical In Transit will star David Abeles (Once), 2016 'America's Got Talent' contestant Moya Angela (Ghost The Musical), 2012 American Beatbox Vice Champion Steven 'HeaveN' Cantor (Broadway Debut), Justin Guarini (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; 'American Idol'), Telly Leung (Allegiance), Erin Mackey (Amazing Grace), Gerianne Pe?rez (Broadway Debut), Margo Seibert (Rocky), Chesney Snow (Broadway Debut), James Snyder (If/Then), Mariand Torres (Broadway Debut), Nicholas Ward (On the Town), Adam Bashian (Broadway Debut), Laurel Harris (Beautiful) and Aurelia Williams (Broadway Debut). (more...)

Watch Lesli Margherita Rehearse for Her MATILDA Return!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Lesli Margherita, Broadway's original Mrs. Wormwood, returns to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Shubert Theatre beginning September 6, 2016. (more...)

Temple Theaters Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Temple Theaters 2016-2017 season of performances at Temple University - dramas by acclaimed American playwrights, two Broadway hit musicals and a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Kristoffer Diaz and more. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR to Make OC Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to produce the Orange County premiere of Seminar. (more...)

Musical Theatre West's Reiner Reader's Series Presents LI'L ABNER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) continues its 2015-16 season with Li'l Abner, Sunday, August 28, 7pm at the University Theatre at Cal State University, Long Beach.  Tickets are now on sale at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office, by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4.  Advance general admission tickets for this one-night-only performance are $27 in advance or $32 on the day of the performance.  Seating is general admission. For tickets or more information, call Musical Theatre West at (562) 856-1999, ext. 4 or go to www.musical.org. (more...)

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