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Based on Frank Wedekind's play of the same name, Spring Awakening boldly depicts how a dozen young people make their way through the thrilling, complicated, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening.

BWW Interviews: So. Cal's Alex Mendoza Answers Our Silly Query While On Tour with MAMMA MIA!
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 9, 2014

So. Cal resident Alex Mendoza is celebrating a career milestone: he is now in the midst of his national tour debut as part of the traveling troupe of MAMMA MIA, that popular, crowd-pleasing jukebox musical now currently on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for a special one-week-only return through April 13. To our delight he agreed to answer a round of our 'silly' questions... (more...)

Town Hall Arts Center to Present SPRING AWAKENING, 4/11-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The next production in Town Hall Arts Center's 2013-2014 Season will be Spring Awakening, Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Spring Awakening is directed and choreographed by Nick Sugar, Henry Award winning director of Town Hall's 2012 production of The Who's Tommy and 2010 Henry Award winning production of RENT, and most recently seen directing and choreographing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Town Hall this past fall. Returning for a second show in the 2013-2014 Season is Casey Andree as Melchior Gabor, most recently seen at Town Hall in Boeing-Boeing as Robert. Also returning to Town Hall, Heather Doris takes on the role of Wendla Bergmann. Heather was most recently seen at Town Hall in Oklahoma (2009) and Guys and Dolls (2010). Making his Town Hall debut is Jake Brasch as Moritz Stiefel. (more...)

Todomodo Music-All Presents SPRING AWAKENING, 8/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Masturbazione, aborto, stupro, suicidio e amore: dall'8 al 13 aprile al Teatro Verdi penultima tappa del tour 2013/2014 per la versione italiana - indipendente e operativa sui social network - dell'acclamato musical rock di Sater e Sheik, tratto dal 'Risveglio di primavera' di Frank Wedekind. Spring Awakening: l'irrappresentabile inno alla vita arriva a Padova! (more...)

Falcon's Eye Theatre to Stage SPRING AWAKENING, 4/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Falcon's Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its April 2014 production of the electrifying musical drama, Spring Awakening. This marks the first performance by The Falcon's Eye on the magnificent main stage of the Harris Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Present A LITTLE MORE ALIVE Road Trip Contest, 3/28-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre and the world premiere production of A Little More Alive, a new musical by Nick Blaemire, announce an exciting opportunity for fans of Blaemire and his work. The "A Little More Alive Road Trip Contest" is a chance for four lucky North American fans to attend the official April 18, 2014 opening night performance and festivities of A Little More Alive at Kansas City Rep in Kansas City, MO. Winners will receive free travel and accommodations, and a private Meet and Greet with the show's cast and creative team. (more...)

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Presents ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 4/18 - 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Promethean Theatre Ensemble is pleased to announce the second play of their 2013/2014 season, Tom Stoppard's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Makes World Premiere at Thick House, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson will have its world premiere in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco for a limited engagement, running four weeks only. (more...)

Ryan Murphy Would 'Love' Kristin Chenoweth & Jonathan Groff Back For GLEE S6; More RENT?
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2014

GLEE co-creator and mastermind Ryan Murphy participated in a wide-ranging Q&A during this week's episode of the FOX musical dramedy series and answered numerous fan questions - including revealing what fan favorite guest stars he would like to see return for the show's final season next year, as well as the possibility of more musical numbers from some beloved rock musicals. (more...)


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James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Present ALTAR BOYZ, 5/15-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

11th Hour Theatre Company presents its only mainstage production of the season, the hilarious, boy-band "holy hit" musical Altar Boyz running May 15-June 1, 2014 at The Arts Bank at the University of the Arts. With a book by Kevin Del Aguila and music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, Altar Boyz is directed by Megan Nicole O'Brien with an ensemble cast of Robert Hager, Adam Hoyak, Billy Kametz, Michael Linden, and Nicholas Park. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

ON THE RECORD Set to Play White Plains Performing Arts Center, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Disney's On the Record, a musical revue and theatrical celebration of 75 years of Disney music, will have its tri-state regional premiere on the White Plains Performing Arts Center's main stage June 20 - 29. This show-stopping musical from Disney is set in a contemporary recording studio that sparkles with 64 of the most beloved songs ever written, from some of the most popular films ever made over the past 75 years. (more...)

Rachel Potter Launches Fundraising for 'Not So Black and White' Album with PledgeMusic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Broadway veteran Rachel Potter has just announced that a solo country album is in the works, and supporters can help to make the project a reality through PledgeMuisc. She writes: 'I have partnered with PledgeMusic to make my new album, 'Not So Black and White.' And now - I am asking you to partner with us, too! I am an independent artist, which means, I don't have a record label to pay for the expenses of making an album. But these days, you don't need a record label! We can be our own label, and YOU can be the CEO. All the songs, the producer, and the studio are ready to go - we just need your help! Please help me make this album, and together we can make a difference in country music.' Click here to donate to the cause! (more...)

The Union Theatre Presents Noel Coward's ACE OF CLUBS, May 7-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Union Theatre is transforming into a 1940s nightclub for its revival of the classic Noel Coward musical, 'Ace of Clubs' from May 7th until May 31st. A romantic throwback to another era, the story involves strapping sailors, gangland thugs, a stolen necklace, star-crossed lovers and sharp-tongued chorus girls, all taking place in a Soho nightclub in 1949. (more...)

Backstage At HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH With Neil Patrick Harris & Company
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2014

The creators and cast of the new Broadway production of HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH participate in a new behind the scenes featurette showcasing the gender-bending rock musical. (more...)

DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S) to Play 54 Below, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) on May 2nd at 11pm. The evening will be hosted by Lauren Marcus, and features the music of Joe Iconis, Rob Rokicki, Ryan Scott Oliver, and Zoe Sarnak. (more...)

Lance Horne Celebrates FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwood Table & Stage in Los Angeles tonight, April 15 at 8:00 PM with guest artists Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye and Lisa Ann Walter, with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. (more...)

AVENUE Q UK Tour Announces Dates Through September
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Sell a Door Theatre and Richard Darbourne Ltd are delighted to announce that due to popular demand the UK Tour of Avenue Q has been extended to include new dates in Glasgow, Carlisle, Wimbledon, Cork, Portsmouth and Birmingham (full listings attached). A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and worldwide, the award-winning comedy musical opens at Greenwich Theatre next Wednesday 23 April before embarking on a 4 month UK Tour. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Join Lance Horne for FIRST THINGS LAST at Rockwell Table & Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Special guest Cheyenne Jackson has joined the evening, in addition to previously announced Ricki Lake, Ashley Fink ('Glee'), Shane Jenek (Courtney Act from 'RuPaul's Drag Race'), Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) and Julie Garnye (Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl) with special surprise stars. They (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Michele Sings Acoustic 'Cannonball' in the Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Glee star and Broadway vet Lea Michele released her debut solo studio album 'Louder' on February 28, 2014, from Columbia Records. The album was preceeded by the release of the album's lead single, 'Cannonball'. Click below to watch a video of Michele in the studio recording a stripped-down version of the track! (more...)

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company & AngelWalk Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, May 10-June 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk Theatre are excited to be working together in producing the Canadian Premiere of Stars of David. Fresh off its Off-Broadway run, this is the first major production of this exciting new musical, written by an all-star line-up of Broadway's best. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label to Release HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Cast Recording in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL-the critically acclaimed new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film-are pleased to announce the Original Cast Recording of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, to be released on Yellow Sound Label. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, "Defiance", "Desperate Housewives"), HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL opened on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 4/13/2014
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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/12, Part 2- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Takes Prom Pic, IF/THEN Loves SOUTH PARK, & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 12th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/13/2014
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Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces 20142015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's full 2014-2015 season was announced today by Artistic Director Jerry Manning. The season is headlined by the first-ever presentation of Seattle writer Robert Schenkkan's striking meditation on power and morality in his two-part Lyndon B. Johnson plays, All the Way and The Great Society, in repertory format. (more...)

Aronoff Center for the Arts Announces $25 Lottery Seats for AMERICAN IDIOT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for AMERICAN IDIOT, which is playing its Cincinnati debut at the Aronoff Center with performances today, April 11-12, 2014. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Preview - Best Actress in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Nominees are Charlotte Wakefield (The Sound of Music), Jenna Russell (Merrily We Roll Along), Rosalie Craig (The Light Princess), and Zrinka Cvitesic (Once). (more...)

Town Hall Arts Center Presents SPRING AWAKENING, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The next production in Town Hall Arts Center's 2013-2014 Season will be Spring Awakening, Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Spring Awakening is directed and choreographed by Nick Sugar, Henry Award winning director of Town Hall's 2012 production of The Who's Tommy and 2010 Henry Award winning production of RENT, and most recently seen directing and choreographing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Town Hall this past fall. Returning for a second show in the 2013-2014 Season is Casey Andree as Melchior Gabor, most recently seen at Town Hall in Boeing-Boeing as Robert. Also returning to Town Hall, Heather Doris takes on the role of Wendla Bergmann. Heather was most recently seen at Town Hall in Oklahoma (2009) and Guys and Dolls (2010). Making his Town Hall debut is Jake Brasch as Moritz Stiefel. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 11, 2014 - DISASTER! Fades, BOOK OF MORMON Tweets, LADY DAY Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 11, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DISASTER! closes off-Broadway, the stars of THE BOOK OF MORMON take to Twitter, and coming up on Sunday, LADY DAY opens on Broadway! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Musical Theatre Rocks! AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Cast Sings Coldplay, Maroon 5, Madonna & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2014

The hugely talented national tour cast of Green Day-penned Broadway rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT showed off their penchant for contemporary music with a spectacular rock showcase earlier this month and an extensive collection of clips from the performance are now available to view. (more...)

BWW Interview: Duncan Sheik Talks About Creating AMERICAN PSYCHO
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 11, 2014

Duncan Sheik talks about creating new music for the new musical AMERICAN PSYCHO, GLEE, and more in this second part interview. (more...)

New Musical A LITTLE MORE ALIVE Begins Tonight at KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The World Premiere of A Little More Alive runs tonight, April 11-May 11 at Kansas City Rep. (more...)

Ashley Fink, Shane Jenek & Adam Kantor to Join Lance Horne at Rockwell Table & Stage, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 15 at 8:00 PM. Special guests Ashley Fink ('Glee'), Shane Jenek (Courtney Act from 'RuPaul's Drag Race') and Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) have joined the evening, in adition to previously announced Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye (Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl) and Lisa Ann Walter (The Parent Trap) with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. Lance's March 31 evening at Birdland Jazz Club in New York featred Alan Cumming, Rachel Dratch, Stephen Wallem, Alice Ripley and more. He recently contributed a movement to Tyler's Suite, a choral song-cycle dedicated to Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers University student that took his life three years ago. The piece, which also includes contributions from Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway and Craig Carnelia, was premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in March. Rockwell Table & Stage is located at 1714 Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, CA.. Tickets are $20 with a two drink minimum. Visit Rockwell-LA.com for more information. (more...)

ONCE Surpasses SPRING AWAKENING's Record with 860 Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

April 10 - Tonight the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical ONCE, will play its 860th performance, surpassing the record held by Spring Awakening. (more...)

Michael Mayer-Helmed Musical BROOKLYNITE & Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA; OR AMBITION Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Vineyard Theatre will produce the world-premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE directed by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer as well as a new play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (APPROPRIATE) as part of the non-profit theatre company's 2014-15 season, it was confirmed this afternoon by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Duncan Sheik Talks SPRING AWAKENING, Music, and More!
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 10, 2014

Duncan Sheik talks about Spring Awakening, musical influences, and the current production at the Cygnet Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Falcon's Eye Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Falcon's Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College presents the electrifying musical drama, Spring Awakening. This marks the first performance by The Falcon's Eye on the magnificent main stage of the Harris Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

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