BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 9, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Broadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Whether you consider it more of a reason for being alive, a way to measure the year, or proof of an enchanted evening, love is everywhere on Broadway...including offstage. In this first edition of Broadway Love Story, fall hard for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and FUN HOME's Rebecca Luker, who explain their personal joys and trials of being a couple in the Broadway spotlight. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8
by Audition Roundup - May 8, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 8, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs to Visit NBC's Today Next Week
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

NBC has announced that HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Daveed Diggs will visit 'Today' on Thursday, May 12th to talk about his hit Broadway musical.  On Friday, May 13th, the cast of Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING will perform. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - BBC America to Premiere THE HUNT, 7/3
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

Ahead of Sir David Attenborough's milestone 90th birthday, BBC AMERICA announces its first major natural history co-production, THE HUNT, will premiere Sunday, July 3 at 9/8c. (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Carlos, Tatiana, & Sandra Cantu of IN THE HEIGHTS at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - May 6, 2016

In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about community and family in a Dominican-American neighborhood in New York City, has a multi-layered meaning for its talented cast. The production, which is currently being presented at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, features veteran television actor Juan Carlos Cantu, returning to the stage after more than 30 years, to act besides his two daughters, Tatiana and Sandra. All three play major roles in the show, bringing the three together on stage for the first time. (Our review is in this week's Moorpark Acorn. http://www.mpacorn.com/news/2016-05-06/On_The_Town/Cast_takes_musical_to_the_highest_level.html) We visited with the girls and their proud father before a Sunday matinee performance. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO To Premiere in Europe, Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

With a gorgeous, epic score by Richard Rodgers and a groundbreaking for its time book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro opened in 1947 to the highest advance in Broadway history (more...)

National Sawdust to Present 'Kaze (The Wind) / Harmonic Constellations' with Mari Kimura, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

On June 9, National Sawdust, 80 N. Sixth Street, Brooklyn, will present 'Kaze (The Wind) / Harmonic Constellations,' an evening of two premieres starring Mari Kimura, the renowned violinist/composer who is best known for her use of subharmonics and interactive motion sensor technologies. The evening will offer debut performances of 'Kaze (The Wind),' an audio/visual chamber piece composed by Kimura, and 'Harmonic Constellations,' an entrancing work of microtonal harmonies composed for her by Michael Harrison. It will also unveil µgic, a new digital music controller, and launch two CDs. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Coming to Kennedy Center, 6/28-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?The Kennedy Center has announced the full casting for the Washington area premiere of The Bridges of Madison County starring Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town, Million Dollar Quartet) as Francesca and Andrew Samonsky (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, South Pacific) as Robert. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Cast Set for Time Out Youth NC in Light of HB2
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Cast members from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, now playing through Sunday, May 8 at Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte, will be volunteering their time to mentor young members of the LGBT community tomorrow, May 5, 2016 at Time Out Youth NC. (more...)

Jennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016.  (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Keenan-Bolger & TUCK EVERLASTING Cast Perform on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

The cast of Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING, including Andrew Keenan-Bolger and 11-year-old Sarah Charles Lewis, performed the show's big number 'Partner in Crime' on this morning's TODAY. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH MATTHEW MORRISON at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by Leigh Scheps - May 23, 2016

I've met Matthew several times over the last decade and a half. The first time was in 2002, right after Hairspray opened. The second instance was at 54 Below, when he was seeing his on-screen arch nemesis, Jane Lynch, perform. Most recently, I got the chance to briefly chat with him backstage after a performance of Finding Neverland.  When I left the theater, I remember saying he was the most gracious star on Broadway.  Friday, was no different. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Alvin Ing and Friends in Rehearsal for GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO at The Duplex
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2016

The Duplex will present stage, film and television veteran Alvin Ing in his new cabaret show - GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) in New York on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. BroadwayWorld has a video sneak peek of the cast in action below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alvin Ing's GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

The Duplex will present stage, film and television veteran Alvin Ing in his new cabaret show - GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) in New York on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the show - check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Fiddler on the Roof, Danny Burstein, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 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...)

Laura Osnes, Bill Charlap Trio and More Coming Up This Spring at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 30-June 5, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, An Evening with Laura Osnes, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

BPI & The North Carolina Symphony to Present THE RAT PACK: 100 YEARS OF FRANK
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents THE RAT PACK: 100 Years of Frank! in Raleigh, North Carolina at The North Carolina Symphony. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage MASTER CLASS, 6/9-26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? The Human Race rounds out its 2015-2016 season with the 1996 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Master Class. One of the opera world's greatest legends takes center stage as Maria Callas gives three aspiring singers a rough introduction to the reality of performing. During a voice master class at the Julliard School, this controversial personality-now in the twilight of her career-remains fearless as she looks back upon her life-the triumphs and heartbreaks, the egos and ambitions, the glories and the scandals. This biographic drama presents a revealing look at a commanding diva and the sacrifice for art. (more...)

BWW Review: Laurie Krauz & Daryl Kojak Celebrate 25-Year Collaboration With Magnificent Show in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series at Metropolitan Room
by Remy Block - May 19, 2016

We are lucky in New York City. The talent here is unbelievable. Sometimes you settle in for an intimate evening at a little local club and you get your socks blown off. On Friday the 13th (of May, to be exact), I had such an experience at the latest monthly installment of Stephen Hanks' Metropolitan Room series (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD), New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. The featured performers were Vocalist Laurie Krauz and her Musical Director Daryl Kojak celebrating their 25-year musical collaboration “It's a 'Greatest Hits' show within a Greatest Hits series!” Hanks extolled before introducing his stars for the evening. (more...)

BALLA AMB MI regresa al Maldà de Barcelona
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 19, 2016

Despues de su estreno en agosto de 2015, el espectaculo protagonizado por Toni Viñals recorrera los grandes nombres del musical americano una vez mas del 25 de mayo al 5 de junio (more...)

St. Petersburg State University Wins IBM-Sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The producers of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical have announced the full cast for their upcoming Off-Broadway run this summer at 42West (514 West 42nd Street). Performances begin on June 6th with its official opening set for July 4th, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Alvin Ing's GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Duplex will present stage, film and television veteran Alvin Ing in his new cabaret show - GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) in New York on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Lyric Theatre Singers' RAISE YOUR VOICE Broadway Revue Set for Concordia University, 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 16, 17 and 18 with 4 presentations of Raise Your Voice! A Glorious Broadway Revue. This original musical theatre revue features 46 performers and five musicians serving up a joyful, eclectic collection of Broadway's most memorable moments. (more...)

Bucks County Farmhouse Where Oscar Hammerstein Mentored Stephen Sondheim For Sale
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

The future of the home where classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals were written is in question. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra to Welcome Nicholas Hammond for Rodgers and Hammerstein Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra (SHSO) will present two concerts featuring the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Saturday 25 June at 7pm and Sunday 26 June at 2.30pm.. Hosted by a Rodgers and Hammerstein favourite Nicholas Hammond, the event will feature soloists Judith Rough, Lotte Latukefu, Richard Lane and Stephen Wheatley. The concerts will have 25 musical numbers featuring the SHSO Chorus including songs from OKLAHOMA, South Pacific, CAROUSEL, THE KING AND I, FLOWER DRUM SONG, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and more. (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

The Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with 'RAISE YOUR VOICE!' Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 16, 17 and 18 with 4 presentations of Raise Your Voice! A Glorious Broadway Revue. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 15
by Audition Roundup - May 15, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 15, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 16-22, Featuring Laura Benanti, Matthew Morrison, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

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: Victoria Shaw: 'Under the Covers' With Special Guests Matthew and Gunnar Nelson; Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; A Celebration of Laura Benanti Starring Laura Benanti and Friends; Matthew Morrison at 54 Below; and Julia Mattison IS Ruby Manger: Springtime For Ruby - A Farewell Engagement. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Sun Is Shining Hard on BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2016

Carmen Cusack has finally made her Broadway debut, and it's in the role of a lifetime. She plays Alice Murphy (at two ages) in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR- a performance that earned her a nomination for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Hear her story below! (more...)

Cast Announced for Fiddlehead's SHOW BOAT at Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, announced today the cast of Show Boat, the company's first production in partnership with the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston. Show Boat will run for twelve performances from June 22-July 3, 2016. Co-Directed by Fofonoff and Stephens, Show Boat will feature a cast of 50 starring seasoned international and off-Broadway performers including Kim Corbett (West Side Story, Les Miserables) as Magnolia Hawks, Jeremiah James (The Fantasticks) as Gaylord Ravenal, Lindsay Roberts (The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess) as Queenie, and Brian Kinnard (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story) as Joe. Show Boat is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's epic of life on the Mississippi River with some of the most beautiful and influential music ever written for the stage including 'Ol'Man River,' 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Bill.' Show Boat will be choreographed by Wendy Hall, with a 27-piece live orchestra under the direction of Charles Peltz. (more...)

Uptown Underground Announces Cabaret Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, adds new variety into its already packed weekly lineup of top-shelf retrotainment. (more...)

Seacoast Rep to Present BACKGROUND CHECK
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Have you ever wondered about your spouse's deepest, darkest secrets? What if they all came crashing through the door on a single night. And what if yours did too. And what if that night was the first night of your honeymoon. Seacoast Repertory Theater is very proud to present Background Check, the hit comedy by acclaimed playwright G. Matthew Gaskell. Directed by Jamie Bradley and featuring a professional all-star cast of regional favorites, Background Check is the 'utterly hilarious, smart farce' you won't want to miss. "Background Check" runs Thursday May 26th - Sunday June 5th. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Grammy-nominated recording artist, television and Broadway star Ilene Graff, along with her husband, ASCAP-Award winning musical director Ben Lanzarone, will present their big band show "It's Better With A Band!" on the Birdland stage Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7 PM. For tickets, call 212-581-3080 or go to birdlandjazz.com. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 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...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Has Tevye Proved Danny Burstein's Most Difficult Role? The Six-Time Nominee Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

In the past ten years, Danny Burstein has wooed audiences with his Tony nominated performances as some of Broadway's most beloved characters- Buddy, Aldopho, Billis... the list goes on. Now he has taken on perhaps musical theatre's most iconic character- a milkman from Anatevka called Tevye. How does this role (for which he is nominated as Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical) compared to his others? Find out below! (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING's Andrew Keenan-Bolger to Host 2016 BROADWAY JUNIOR STUDENT FINALE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Broadway's Tuck Everlasting just announced that Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who currently stars as 'Jesse Tuck' in the new musical, will host The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International's 11th Annual Broadway Junior Student Finale, which will take place at the Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM. (more...)

Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Plain and Fancy which opens May 25 and runs through October 15.  With over 3,600 performances before audiences totaling 355,000, it has become one of the longest running musicals of all time.  (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

Alvin Ing to Bring GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO to The Duplex, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Duplex will present stage, film and television veteran Alvin Ing in his new cabaret show - GOT A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO - written, produced and directed by Lainie Sakakura, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) in New York on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

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