Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing & More Team Up to Benefit Actor's Fund!Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing & More Team Up to Benefit Actor's Fund!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 27, 2015

The sold-out benefit evening of 'BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR' -- an evening of readings of a collection of six new short plays by actor and playwright WESLEY TAYLOR to benefit The Actors Fund -- was just last night, October 26, at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Wesley Taylor's BRIDGING THE GAP Benefit Reading, with Nathan Lane, Debra Messing & More, Held TonightWesley Taylor's BRIDGING THE GAP Benefit Reading, with Nathan Lane, Debra Messing & More, Held Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

The sold-out benefit evening of 'BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR' -- an evening of readings of a collection of six new short plays by actor and playwright WESLEY TAYLOR to benefit The Actors Fund -- is held tonight, October 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/26/15- Anthony RappSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/26/15- Anthony Rapp
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Anthony Rapp! An actor since the age of six, Rapp has appeared on Broadway in Precious Sons, Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, The Little Prince and the Aviator, and the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His films include Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, and more. He will next starr on Broadway opposite Idina Menzel in IF/THEN. (more...)

VIDEO: IF/THEN Interview Roundup! Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp on RENT Impact, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey on Writing for Menzel, Plus LaChanze and More!VIDEO: IF/THEN Interview Roundup! Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp on RENT Impact, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey on Writing for Menzel, Plus LaChanze and More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2015

The cast of IF/THEN recently sat down to talk with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts about everything from their experiences in the show, to their Broadway careers. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you several interviews with Idina Menzel, James Snyder, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, and songwriters Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey! (more...)

Samantha Hoefer Shares Lead Role in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway, Starting TodaySamantha Hoefer Shares Lead Role in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway, Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

Today, October 24th, Samantha Hoefer will premiere in the role of Nannerl Mozart, then continue, alternating performances with Sylva Milo. (more...)

Wesley Taylor's BRIDGING THE GAP Benefit Reading, with Nathan Lane, Debra Messing & More, Sells Out!Wesley Taylor's BRIDGING THE GAP Benefit Reading, with Nathan Lane, Debra Messing & More, Sells Out!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the benefit evening of 'BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR' has sold out. The event will be presented as an evening of readings of a collection of six new short plays by actor and playwright WESLEY TAYLORto benefit The Actors Fund. The one-night-only event is set for Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Video Roundup: Starting Over- Meet the New Stars of the IF/THEN Tour!Video Roundup: Starting Over- Meet the New Stars of the IF/THEN Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

The company also includes Janine DiVita, as Anne, Daren A. Herbert, as Stephen, and Marc de la Cruz, as David. Get to know the three newbies below! (more...)

Samantha Hoefer to Share Lead Role in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway, Starting 10/24Samantha Hoefer to Share Lead Role in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway, Starting 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Sylvia Milo's award-winning THE OTHER MOZART, directed by Isaac James Byrne, is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus -- a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. On Saturday, October 24th, Samantha Hoefer will premiere in the role of Nannerl Mozart, then continue, alternating performances with Sylva Milo. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of the IF/THEN Tour with LaChanze, James Snyder & More!STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of the IF/THEN Tour with LaChanze, James Snyder & More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2015

The National Tour of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), Tony Award-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and James Snyder (Cry-Baby, Rock of Ages), launched earlier this week at the Buell Theatre at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Opens Up About Working with Kitt & Yorkey for IF/THEN TourSTAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Opens Up About Working with Kitt & Yorkey for IF/THEN Tour
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2015

The National Tour of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), Tony Award-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and James Snyder (Cry-Baby, Rock of Ages), launched earlier this week at the Buell Theatre at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. In the video below, watch as Menzel opens up about what it was like collaborating with composers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Original  IF/THEN Stars Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp & James Snyder Pose for Tour Opening Night!Photo Flash: Original IF/THEN Stars Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp & James Snyder Pose for Tour Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The National Tour of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), Tony Award-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Anthony Rapp(Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and James Snyder (Cry-Baby, Rock of Ages), begins performances tonight, October 13, at the Buell Theatre at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar to Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Cast, Creatives Set!Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar to Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

Art Directors Guild Announces 2016 Lifetime HonoreeArt Directors Guild Announces 2016 Lifetime Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

 Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated Production Designer Patrizia von Brandenstein will receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on January 31, 2016 at a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The announcement was made today by Marcia Hinds, ADG Council Chair, and James Pearse Connelly, ADG Award's Producer. (more...)

LOVE LETTERS Tour, Starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, Launches Tonight at The WallisLOVE LETTERS Tour, Starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, Launches Tonight at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

They made history 45 years ago when they starred in LOVE STORY, the most talked about film of its day -- Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal now reunite for LOVE LETTERS, a special theatrical tour that will make its official tour launch at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

IF/THEN National Tour, Starring Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and More, Launches in Denver TonightIF/THEN National Tour, Starring Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and More, Launches in Denver Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

The National Tour of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), Tony Award-winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Anthony Rapp(Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and James Snyder (Cry-Baby, Rock of Ages), begins performances tonight, October 13, at the Buell Theatre at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Take Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This SpringTake Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Duck and cover, make it to high ground, stop, drop and roll, batten down the hatches -- prepare to weather the storm! BroadwayWorld has learned that the new musical DISASTER! will begin performances on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and officially open on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Sylvia Milo's THE OTHER MOZART Extends Off-Broadway Through Jan 18Sylvia Milo's THE OTHER MOZART Extends Off-Broadway Through Jan 18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Sylvia Milo's award-winning THE OTHER MOZART, directed by Isaac James Byrne, is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus -- a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Due to popular demand, THE OTHER MOZART will continue its limited engagement, with the rotating cast of Sylvia Milo and Samantha Hoefer, at Off-Broadway's The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street, NYC -- Third floor - no elevator) through Monday, January 18. (more...)

IF/THEN Tour, Starring Idina Menzel, Lands in Hollywood This WinterIF/THEN Tour, Starring Idina Menzel, Lands in Hollywood This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

?Producer David Stone and the Nederlander Organization announce that the L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee) will begin performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. (more...)

Dramatists Guild President Doug Wright Releases Statement Regarding Recent Casting ControversiesDramatists Guild President Doug Wright Releases Statement Regarding Recent Casting Controversies
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2015

The Dramatists Guild defends playwrights against changes made to their work without expressed permission. (more...)

2015 Kesselring Prize For Playwriting to be Held This Weekend2015 Kesselring Prize For Playwriting to be Held This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The awards ceremony for the prestigious Kesselring Prize for Playwriting will be open to the public when the  prize is presented on Sunday, November 22 at 4 pm at the historic National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in NYC.  The Prize will be awarded to Lucas Hnath for his play THE CHRISTIANS, and excerpts from the play will be performed by members of the cast from the play's recent critically-acclaimed NYC debut at Playwrights Horizons, along with portions other works by Mr. Hnath.  (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning TonightMonique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

BWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Lacks SizzleBWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Lacks Sizzle
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 10, 2015

Bad Habit Productions continues Season 9: To Face Ourselves with John Guare's 1990 play about the interconnectedness of everyone in the world by a chain of no more than six people. In 2015, the parlor game featuring links with Kevin Bacon feels more relevant. (more...)

Tickets to IF/THEN National Tour at Orpheum Theatre on Sale FridayTickets to IF/THEN National Tour at Orpheum Theatre on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that tickets for the Minneapolis debut of the national tour of If/Then, named the "Best Musical of the Year" by New York Magazine, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. (more...)

Signal Ensemble Theatre's Final Production THE CONSULTANT Begins This MonthSignal Ensemble Theatre's Final Production THE CONSULTANT Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of The Consultant by Heidi Schreck and directed by Signal Ensemble Theater Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., January 21 - February 20, 2016.  After 13 seasons of  presenting, The Consultant marks the final production for Signal Ensemble Theatre. There will be one preview Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Opening/Press night is Friday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. (No performance Sunday, Feb. 7) Ticket prices are $23 for single tickets, $15 for industry/students/seniors/groups and $12 for previews. Tickets may be purchased by calling 773.698.7389 or by visiting www.signalensemble.com.  NOTE: There is no Sunday, February 7 performance and there will be an industry Night performance Monday, Feb. 8 at 7:30pm. (more...)

CalStage and Vista Players Present HAPPY ARMENIANSCalStage and Vista Players Present HAPPY ARMENIANS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Elly Award-winning playwright and director Aram Kouyoumdjian returns for the Sacramento premiere of his latest work Happy Armenians presented in a joint production with California Stage Theater Company and Vista Players. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join IF/THEN Tour Tomorrow in DallasJackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join IF/THEN Tour Tomorrow in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 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, starting tomorrow,Wednesday, January 27 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFTheatr Clwyd Announces Full Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances on Broadway on March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. Rehearsals begin one year from today. This new production of Hello, Dolly!, the first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will have at its helm Jerry Zaks as its director, and will feature choreography by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. The new Dolly! will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Below, reacquaint yourself with the creative team, old and new! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 19, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 19, 2016
by - Jan 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Sacha Wares Returns To Almeida Theatre to Direct World Premiere of BOY, April 5Sacha Wares Returns To Almeida Theatre to Direct World Premiere of BOY, April 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Sacha Wares will be returning to Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of Leo Butler's new play Boy, after her directorial success with the critically acclaimed production, Game, by Mike Bartlett, in 2015.  Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May 2016, with press night on 12 April 2016. Director Sacha Wares is joined by a formidable creative team, including two powerhouse contemporary designers, Miriam Buether for set design (Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations), who worked with Sacha on Game at the Almeida in 2015, and Ultz for costume (Jerusalem, Hobson's Choice, Fallout, Pied Pier), who will be collaborating with Miriam, on design, for the very first time. Further creative credits include movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry. (more...)

Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's world premiere of Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCH, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (who directed Bethany at the Globe in 2014). (more...)

BAD JEWS Returning for Limited West End RunBAD JEWS Returning for Limited West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Due to popular demand, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Kenny Wax and Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions are delighted to announce the return of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS to the West End, at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket. The critically-acclaimed production will run from 8th February until 19th March 2016, following sell out runs at Ustinov Studio, Bath, St James Theatre and The Arts Theatre, London. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/16- John GuareSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/16- John Guare
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Guare! He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. Guare has also been involved with musical theatre. His libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. It won the two men the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. He wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body. In 1999, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate for its Broadway revival. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success. (more...)

SIDEWAYS To Premiere at the St. James Theatre, May 26SIDEWAYS To Premiere at the St. James Theatre, May 26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

A brand new production of Rex Pickett's critically acclaimed and much loved novel and play Sideways will open at the St James Theatre for its UK and European premiere, directed by David Grindley (Daytona, Journey's End, The American Plan). Sideways has a limited run from 26 May until 9 July, with press night on 31 May and the full cast and creative team will be announced in due course.  (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...)

Original Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in MinneapolisOriginal Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced 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 Chicago native and 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 Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a limited two-week engagement February 23, 2016 - March 6, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/1/2015 - 12/8/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 12/1/2015 - 12/8/2015
by - Dec 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/1/2015 - 12/8/2015. (more...)

Breaking News: IF/THEN Tour Cast Update! Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join; Anthony Rapp to Stay!Breaking News: IF/THEN Tour Cast Update! Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join; Anthony Rapp to Stay!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

JACKIE BURNS (Elizabeth) is thrilled to be starring in If/Then, returning to many of the same cities she visited playing Elphaba in Wicked, a role for which she received an IRNE Award nomination. She subsequently played Elphaba on Broadway, to great acclaim. Other Broadway: Hair (Revival, Original Cast), If/Then (Original Cast). Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages (Original Cast), Unlock'd, Ripper. Regional: Aldonza in Man of La Mancha (PCLO), Wedding Singer, A Grand Night for Singing (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), The Full Monty, Singin' in the Rain, Joseph..., Sweeney Todd, Drood, Candide, Smokey Joe's Cafe (Paper Mill). TV: 'All My Children.' Concept Albums: Lucifer (Michael Mott), Swept Away (Disney), Tears from Heaven, and Excalibur (Frank Wildhorn). ANTHONY RAPP (Lucas). Broadway: Rent; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Six Degrees of Separation; Precious Sons (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: Raised in Captivity, Sophistry, The Destiny of Me, Some Americans Abroad, among others. Film: Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, Rent, Man of the Century, Roadtrip, Winter Passing, A Beautiful Mind. TV: 'The X-Files,' 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Psych.' Author of Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, which was adapted into the one-man show Without You and performed nationally and internationally. @albinokid on Twitter TAMYRA GRAY (Kate). After the acclaim that followed her appearances in the inaugural season of 'American Idol,' Tamyra parlayed the attention into a successful theater, televison, and film career. Broadway credits include: Bombay Dreams, Rent. Film: Sony's The Gospel, Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married. Tamyra won the Hollywood NAACP award for 'Best Lead Female' for her role in Debbie Allen's Twist. Tamyra is a devoted wife and mother who leans on spirituality to maintain balance between work, home, and health. MATTHEW HYDZIK (Josh). Broadway: Side Show (Buddy), West Side Story (Tony), Grease (Kenickie), It Shoulda Been You. Off-Broadway: Tomorrow Morning. Some regional favorites: The Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Jolla Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Fulton Opera House. National tours: Rent, Fame, Grease, and Flashdance. Proud grad of Penn State University. Insta/Twitter: @matthew_hydzik (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in ChicagoOriginal Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced 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 Chicago native and 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 Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a limited two-week engagement February 23, 2016 - March 6, 2016. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in ClevelandOriginal Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour in Cleveland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

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, starting Wednesday, January 27 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour at PPACOriginal Broadway Cast Members to Lead IF/THEN National Tour at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

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, starting Wednesday, January 27 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's RED VELVET, Jan. 23Full Cast Announced for The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's RED VELVET, Jan. 23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced the full cast for Red Velvet, the third production in the inauguralPlays at the Garrick season. The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in New York in 2014, will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23 January until 27 February 2016. Red Velvet is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Tricycle Theatre's RED VELVETFull Cast Set for Tricycle Theatre's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced the full cast for Red Velvet, the third production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in New York in 2014, will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23 January until 27 February 2016. Red Velvet is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. (more...)

Variety to Honor Will Smith, '10 Directors to Watch' & More at Palm Springs Film FestVariety to Honor Will Smith, '10 Directors to Watch' & More at Palm Springs Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Variety will present two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith with theCreative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz,which celebrates his scope of work (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 'CYRANO' & More Set for Theatr Clwyd's 2016 SeasonCAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 'CYRANO' & More Set for Theatr Clwyd's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New Artistic Director of Theatr Clywd Tamara Harvey today announces her inaugural theatre season for the company. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Talks IF/THEN in Los AngelesSTAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Talks IF/THEN in Los Angeles
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2015

The L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), began performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. Menzel recently stopped by FOX 11 Los Angeles to talk about the show. Click below to watch her interview! (more...)

BWW TV: Idina Menzel & Company Take Opening Night IF/THEN Bows in LA!BWW TV: Idina Menzel & Company Take Opening Night IF/THEN Bows in LA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2015

Producer David Stone and the Nederlander Organization present the L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), opening at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. Go inside the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Red Carpet Arrivals of IF/THEN National Tour at Pantages - Obba Babatunde, Lacey Chabert, Tracie Thoms and More!Photo Flash: Red Carpet Arrivals of IF/THEN National Tour at Pantages - Obba Babatunde, Lacey Chabert, Tracie Thoms and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Producer David Stone and the Nederlander Organization present the L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), opening at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016.  Check out the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tracie Thoms, Barrett Foa and More Walk the Red Carpet for IF/THEN's L.A. OpeningPhoto Flash: Tracie Thoms, Barrett Foa and More Walk the Red Carpet for IF/THEN's L.A. Opening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel(Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), began performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening night red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Always Starting Over! IF/THEN's Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze & James Snyder Take Opening Bows in Los AngelesPhoto Flash: Always Starting Over! IF/THEN's Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze & James Snyder Take Opening Bows in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel(Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), began performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night bows, featuring Idina Menzel and more! (more...)

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