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The sophistication, wit, heart and genius of Broadway's most innovative and influential artist is at the center of this tribute to composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. This dazzling array of some of Sondheim's best-known songs features numbers from shows that revolutionized musical theatre, including songs from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Melissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This November, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 30, 2015
by - Oct 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Stage 72 Presents SIPPIN' ON FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Sippin On Fire will be presented at Stage 72 at 158 West 72nd Street (bet Broadway-Columbus Ave) next Friday, November 13th at 9:00 p.m. Sippin' On Fire is a hot cabaret of five handsome, talented, versatile NYC-based performers --Ryan K. Bailer, Francesc Esteve, Matt Maretz, Conor McGee and Ryan Mulgrew. (more...)

Liz Robertson to Bring SONGS FROM MY TRUNK to Feinstein's/54 Below, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

British actress Liz Robertson is making her Manhattan cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, November 18th at 9:30pm. Her show is called SONGS FROM MY TRUNK, which she brought over after performing it at London's Crazy Coqs. She will be accompanied by Mark Janas. A special treat will be a guest appearance by Broadway legend Len Cariou who not only co-starrred with her in DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER, but was also the original 'Sweeney Todd' on Broadway. (more...)

A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for Sixth Season at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL, created by Kathy Feininger, will return to MetroStage for the holidays tonight, Nov. 24, through Dec. 27 for a sixth season. It has been the holiday show for the past five seasons and has become a holiday tradition here at MetroStage. Prior to 2010, it had played to sold out houses at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, for seven consecutive years ending in 2004. (more...)

Liz Robertson Brings SONGS FROM MY TRUNK to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

British actress Liz Robertson is making her Manhattan cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, November 18th at 9:30pm. Her show is called SONGS FROM MY TRUNK, which she brought over after performing it at London's Crazy Coqs. She will be accompanied by Mark Janas. A special treat will be a guest appearance by Broadway legend Len Cariou who not only co-starrred with her in DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER, but was also the original 'Sweeney Todd' on Broadway. (more...)

Julia Murney, Andrea Burns & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for November 16-22, Featuring Adam Pascal, Julia Murney, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Nov 15, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Liz Robertson: Songs From My Trunk; Julia Murney at 54 Below; Sally Ann Triplett at 54 Below; Feminine Persuasion: Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Women Songwriters; and Adam Pascal at 54 Below.  (more...)

SIPPIN ON FIRE Set for Stage 72, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Sippin On Fire will be presented at Stage 72 at 158 West 72nd Street (bet Broadway-Columbus Ave) Today, November 13th at 9:00 p.m. Sippin' On Fire is a hot cabaret of five handsome, talented, versatile NYC-based performers --Ryan K. Bailer, Francesc Esteve, Matt Maretz, Conor McGee and Ryan Mulgrew.  They give the audience a feast for the ears and eyes. With piano, bass, drums and guitar accompaniment, the show has been conceived by with musical direction by Phil Hall.  This is a show based on pop music with some Broadway thrown as well as many songs, familiar--which gives each of the five guys to showcase their unique style and talent as well as sexiest interpretation to the stage. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER Set for Stage Door Theatre, 5/13-6/19
by Carol Kassie - May 3, 2016

The matchless music of composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim is featured in Putting It Together, an inventive, energetic musical revue showcasing the work of America's modern master composer.   Putting It Together will open at Stage Door Theatre on May 13th and run through June 19th.  (more...)

CONCERT FOR A CAUSE Set for Unity Center, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway and cabaret performers come together for a good cause on Saturday, June 4 at 7 pm at Unity Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. The 'cause' for this concert will be announced as a part of the event itself, so just come enjoy a stellar show with two for one drinks after the event at BJ Ryan's BANC House (around the corner from Unity Center). (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...)

Lucy Maunder to Join MATILDA as 'Miss Honey' in Brisbane and Perth
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Michael Watt announced today that Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company as Miss Honey for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Photo Flash: Let the Sun Shine In! Meet the Cast of HAIR at Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

MNM Productions today announced that its production of the world's favorite tribal rock musical HAIR will open this Friday evening at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. The show will run for 20 performances May 20-June 5 and feature a multi-talented 22-person cast including such highly acclaimed veterans of numerous South Florida stages as Mike Westrich (George Berger), Michael Scott Ross (Claude), Alexa Baray (Sheila), Fo'i Meleah (Dionne) and Elijah Word (Hud). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in costume! (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern romantic comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

New Cast Begins Rehearsals for 1984 - Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 14, 2016
by - May 14, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Stephen Sondheim DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Lyric Richard Rodgers Rejected
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

A lyric that audiences are enjoying so much at this weekend's Encores! concert is not the one that was originally heard on Broadway. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 6, 2016
by - Mar 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tickets to HAIR at Rinker Playhouse Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, today announced that tickets are now available for purchase for their next production, the world's most famous tribal rock musical HAIR.  The show will run for three previews and 20 performances at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach, opening on Friday, May 20, 2016. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Featuring White, Rivera, Johnson, Brooks and More, Raises Record $480K for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled last night, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of Broadway Backwards. The annual celebration, where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa offering this audience the chance to see LGBT stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, set a new fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. Scroll down for stunning shots from the evening! (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...)

Judy McLane and Daisy Eagan Will Lead WIT at North Carolina Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premier nonprofit professional regional theatre, just announced full casting for their eagerly anticipated production of Margaret Edson's Wit. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play will be led by Broadway's Judy McLane (Vivan Bearing, Ph.D) and feature Tony Award®-winner Daisy Eagan (Susie Monahan, R.N., B.S.N.). The thought-provoking story will run in the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, April 29-May 8, 2016. (more...)

Preview Performance of HAIR at Kravis Center to Benefit Benefit Adam Hewko
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, today announced that there would be a special preview performance of HAIR on May 19 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach. This preview will benefit Adam Hewko, the 28-year-old North Palm Beach resident who suffered a serious brain injury in a car accident last year and needs long-term medical care and physical therapy. (more...)

Karen Mason to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 5/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Karen Mason, the acclaimed star of stage and screen, will make her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut for two performances only - Friday, May 6 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 7 (7 p.m.). - with her one-woman show, Mason's Makin' Music. Mason will perform songs from throughout her extensive career, including "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard, as well as selections from her upcoming CD, including the title song, "It's About Time," written by Shelly Markham and Mason's husband, Paul Rolnick, for marriage equality! Tickets for Karen Mason range in price from $50 - $70 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (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...)

Cast Announced for MNM Productions' THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND at Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, today named the five-person cast of THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, a musical revue showcasing the music of legendary Broadway songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, including such audience favorite tunes as All That Jazz, My Coloring Book and New York, New York. Conceived by David Thompson, Scott Ellis and Susan Stroman, the show will run for 15 performances at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach, starting on Thursday, August 4, 2016. (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...)

Florida Production of THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Meets Eligibility Requirements for Carbonell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

MNM Productions today announced that its upcoming production of THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, a musical revue showcasing the music of legendary Broadway songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, meets the eligibility requirements for consideration for the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's most prestigious award for professional theater. The show will run for 15 performances August 5-21 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach. (more...)

THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Preview to Benefit Local LGBTQ Churches
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, today announced that the August 4th preview performance of THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, a musical revue showcasing the music of legendary Broadway songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, will benefit the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beach Gardens (MCCPB) and Joy MCC in Orlando. Both faith communities are dedicated to serving their local LGBTQ communities, which is particularly important since the horrific massacre last month at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

 One of STAGES most frequently requested shows and winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, makes its triumphant return to the STAGES stage. A musical about people who love musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone offers a delightful and hilarious testament to the transformative power of Musical Theatre. This Tony Award-winning show features a laugh-a-minute script and one show-stopping song and dance number after another. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2016
by - Jan 8, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2016
by - Jan 15, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Maltz Jupiter's LES MISERABLES Tops 2015 Carbonell Award Nominations; Ceremony Set for Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Can you hear the people sing? The Carbonell Awards judges did, honoring LES MISERABLES at Maltz Jupiter Theatre with 10 Carbonell nominations, the most of any musical production. Daniel's Husband at Island City Stage, a world premiere about the importance of marriage equality, garnered six nominations, the most of any play. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Stage RAGTIME, 2/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

?San Diego Musical Theatre announces the first production of their 2016 season, RAGTIME, February 5-21, 2016 (press opening on Saturday, February 6th) at the Spreckels Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Classic Stage Company today announced plans for its 2016-17 season, led by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin. Doyle, a Tony Award winner for Sweeney Todd and the director of Broadway's highly-praised new production of The Color Purple, assumes the artistic leadership of CSC beginning in July, succeeding Brian Kulick, who has led the company since 2003. For CSC, Doyle has directed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, and later this season will direct Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. (more...)

Christina DeCicco & Danny Gardner to Lead MARY POPPINS at TUTS; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to introduce the star-studded cast of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)' production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. EVITA's Christina DeCicco and DAMES AT SEA's Danny Gardner headline the company in the title role and as 'Bert', respectively. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Play MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

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BWW's On This Day - December 7, 2015
by - Dec 7, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Leads Announced for 2016 Production of HAIR at Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

 Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, today announced that that they have cast the three major roles in the world's most famous tribal rock musical HAIR, which will run for three previews and 20 performances at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach, starting on Friday, May 20, 2016, following two previews. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of FIRST DATE, February 4 - April 24, 2016 at the CLO Cabaret.  This inventive new version of the Broadway musical comedy was created just for Pittsburgh CLO by the original writers, Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.  Our cast of five will shine a hopeful spotlight on the chances we all take to fall in love through a flirtatious, funny and unexpected tale of two strangers meeting for the first time.  Audiences will [literally] surround these two would-be lovers and their band of quirky friends with brand-new and imaginative staging set to transform the CLO Cabaret into the "First Date" of your dreams.  Tickets start at $36.75 and are now available at CLOCabaret.com or by calling 412-281-2822 (more...)

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to Present CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) announced today a new revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, set to open Friday, May 6, 2016 at UCLA TFT's Freud Playhouse. The play, directed by UCLA TFT Adjunct Associate Professor Jeremy Mann, with musical direction by Adjunct Associate Professor Dan Belzer, will feature Broadway actress Linda Kerns and undergraduate acting students from the UCLA TFT Department of Theater. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and run through July 10, 2016. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act. (more...)

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