HEDWIG National Tour Kicks Off in Darren Criss's Hometown This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

A friendly reminder! Darren Criss and Lena Hall will launch the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, reprising their critically-acclaimed performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27). (more...)

BWW Interview: SPRING AWAKENING Alum Gabriel Violett Talks Competing on New Season of 'The Voice'
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 30, 2016

Broadway alum Gabriel Violett appeared on Tuesday night's Blind Auditions Round of the new season of NBC's THE VOICE and did his fans proud. The singer's moving rendition of Shawn Mendes' 'Treat You Better' (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mother-Daughter Bonding Gone Wrong! Watch the New Trailer for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch a brand-new trailer for the show! (more...)

The Studio Theatre Presents NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Next month, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will open its inaugural season with Next to Normal, the three time Tony Award-winning musical about a family coping with crisis. (more...)

Shenandoah Conservatory Presents: SPRING AWAKENING
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 29, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory's production of Spring Awakening runs this weekend only, from Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University. Stephen Sater and Duncan Sheik's Tony award-winning musical led by two Broadway veterans and now Shenandoah educators: Kevin Covert (Direction and Choreography) and Rick Edinger (Music Direction). (more...)

Kate Burton to Star in Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, have announced the world premiere of THE DEAD, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, "The Dead," adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known). (more...)

Meet THE ADDAMS FAMILY of Athens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This weekend will be the first of Athens Theatre's run of 'The Addams Family: A New Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons they're so proud of the show: their cast! On Friday, September 30, the audience can join the company for their traditional - and  free! - Opening Night champagne toast. Sparkling cider will be available for those who are underage. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Broadway Inspirational Voices and More Join BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Megan Hilty (Wicked, 'Smash'), Alex Newell ('Glee') and Michael McElroy with members of the Broadway Inspirational Voices have joined the lineup of the first annual all-star benefit concert BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER. (more...)

VIDEO: SPRING AWAKENING Star Wows Judges on NBC's 'The Voice'
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On last night's THE VOICE, contestant Gabriel Violett, who starred as Otto in the original production of Broadway's Spring Awakening wowed judges Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton with his cover of Shawn Mendes' 'Treat You Better.' (more...)

Casting Announced for Griffin Theatre Company's WINTERSET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for the first production of its 2016-17 season, a rare revival of Maxwell Anderson's 1930s drama WINTERSET, directed by Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry (Pocatello, Balm in Gilead).  (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical Genie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed byChristopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first glimpse at the artwork for the show below! (more...)

Julia Murney, Adrienne Warren, AJ Shively and More Set for INTRODUCING SAM SALMOND at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Introducing 2016 Jonathan Larson Award Winner Sam Salmond with a sneak peek at musicals in development, performed by a cast of Broadway's best including Julia Murney** (WICKED), Adrienne Warren**(TV: 'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK,' BROADWAY: BRING IT ON), AJ Shively (BRIGHT STAR, Drama Desk Nom), AtoBlankson-Wood (HAIR, THE TOTAL BENT), Lilli Cooper**(Spring Awakening, SPONGEBOB), Michael Linden (Spring Awakening tour), Bonnie Milligan (GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER), Shakina Nayfack (Hulu's 'DIFFICULT PEOPLE,' MANIFEST PUSSY), Larry Owens (FAT CAMP), Jon Rua (HAMILTON), Preston Sadleir (NEXT TO NORMAL), Taylor Trensch (CURIOUS INCIDENT, BARE), Barrett Wilbert Weed (HEATHERS, FOUND), Noah Zachary (POSTER BOY), and more to be announced! (more...)

BWW Review: How Do You Become a Producer? The Producers of the North American Premiere of THE WAR OF THE ROSES Explain
by Charles Shubow - Sep 27, 2016

Jay and Cindy Gutterman bring a new comedy to the Wilmington Theatre Company in Wilmington, DE. (more...)

American Monarch Theatre Company to Open Inaugural Season with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Easton's American Monarch Theatre Company (AMTC) will open its 2016-2017 inaugural season with the musical, The Last Five Years. Performances are October 15th at 8 p.m. and October 16th at 3 p.m. in the Gold Room of the Grand Eastonian Hotel in Easton, PA. Tickets are $20. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Now on Spotify; Concerts Set for NYC, LA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

Elizabeth A. Davis and Kathryn Gallgher to Lead DUST CAN'T KILL ME for Next THE SCORE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On October 10th, The Score will produce Dust Can't Kill Me by Abigail Carney and Elliah Heifetz as a live concert for the next episode of the podcast recording. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Reimagined ONE FLEA SPARE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company presents ONE FLEA SPARE, set to play Off-Broadway at the Sheen Center this fall. Tony Award nominee Concetta Tomei (The Clean House, Othello, 'Providence'), Remy Zaken(Spring Awakening), and Gordon Joseph Weiss (Fool for Love, Daphne's Dive) are set to star in this 20th year anniversary production, which marks the play's first appearance in New York City since its debut at The Public Theater in 1996. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Line-Up Announced for Second Annual Poppy Seed Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Riding the successful wave of last year's festivities, the second Poppy Seed Theatre Festival continues to provide a unique proposition to theatre makers by embracing the development of some of the best Melbourne-based independent artists to present the premiere of four ambitious new works over five weeks from 8 November – 11 December 2016. (more...)

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

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

Billy Lewis Jr. of Fox's Glee Will Star in Off-Broadway Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL will begin an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series 'Glee'), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Sunday, November 13. (more...)

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

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

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: YOUNGER's Dan Amboyer Talks Returning to Hit Series in New Role (SPOILER ALERT!)
by Matt Smith - Sep 21, 2016

When TV Land's YOUNGER returns for its third season premiere on September 28th, fans will no doubt be clamoring around their TVs, eagerly awaiting the outcome of Liza's life (and love)-changing decision. As avid viewers can recall, she and her boss shared a kiss toward the end of last season's finale, before her younger ex-boyfriend showed up on her stoop, announcing his plan to take her back. But while we're all caught up in the struggle of choosing between #TeamJosh and #TeamCharles, we cannot forget the other key contributors to the hit sitcom's male roster: Thad and Chad — and the man who effortlessly brings them both to life: Dan Amboyer.  (more...)

GETTING IT RIGHT: THE SONGS OF JAMES BALLARD AND SETH CHRISTENFELD to Play The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

James Ballard and Seth Christenfeld, the musical theatre writing team behind The Oxford Epidemic, will present an evening of their material at The Laurie Beechman Theater for one night only on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now, at $15 and can be purchased at www.westbankcafe.com. There is a $20 food/drink minimum. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jay Armstrong Johnson Celebrates Feinstein's/54 Below Live Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Jay Armstrong Johnson Live at Feinstein's/54 Below was officially released last week, and Johnson celebrated the album's release last Sunday evening, September 18, at The West End Lounge (955 West End Avenue). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Broadway's Andy Mientus Hopes to End Bisexual Stigma in New Instagram Post
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

As part of Bisexual Awareness Week, Broadway's Andy Mientus turned to Instagram to speak to those struggling with their sexual identity. (more...)

BWW Review: RUTHLESS!, Farcical Romp at Beck, But . . .
by Roy Berko - Sep 20, 2016

Adorable eight-year-old girls are supposed to play with dolls, be obsessed with the color pink, and gossip about their friends on a smart phone. Right? Wrong, if you are Tina Denmark. She wants to be a theatrical star. Now! Not later, NOW! (foot stomp!) What will she do to get her dream? (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS BEYONCE Sets Cast for 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The BROADWAY SINGS concert series will present its 13th installment with Broadway Sings Beyonce at the Highline Ballroom on November 7th at 8pm. A cast of 15 Broadway stars from shows such as Hamilton, Spring Awakening, and Waitress will sing completely new arrangements of the pop queen's greatest hits (including selections from her recent Lemonade album), accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, and Whitney Houston. (more...)

Curve's WIPERS Named Finalist for Best Stage Production at Asian Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Curve has announced its production of Ishy Din's play Wipers has been selected as a finalist of the Best Stage Production at this year's Asian Media Awards. (more...)

Sheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting will be announced shortly, and patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. (more...)

BWW Review: Former US Army Captain Laura Westley's WAR VIRGIN: MY JOURNEY OF REPRESSION, TEMPTATION AND LIBERATION
by Peter Nason - Sep 20, 2016

It's 'Spring Awakening' meets 'The Hurt Locker,' with 'South Park'-like humor thrown in for good measure. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Debut at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - The Top Shows for Teens Fall 2016
by Guest Blogger: Miranda Jackel - Sep 19, 2016

Pumpkin spice lattes, candy corn, apple pie-what do these things make you think of? First and foremost, YAAASSS (obvi), but also…fall! As I struggle to get back into the swing of school, there's one thing that keeps me going: my superhumanly high level of excitement for THE FALL 2016 THEATER SEASON!!! (*fireworks*) There are so many truly incredible offerings this year for audiences of all ages…but, for now, let's focus on what's out there for teens! So, now, I present to you (*drumroll)* My Top 5 Picks for Teens Fall 2016 (*confetti explosion*)!  (more...)

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

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

Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Starvox Entertainment has announced the hilarious hit musical, DISENCHANTED! playing at Toronto's Randolph Theatre from October 20th, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-Op Presents OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Richard Israel.  OUR TOWN will preview on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Covert Directs SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 16, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia will be mounting the award-winning rock musical: Spring Awakening this September, directed by Broadway veteran and new musical theatre program coordinator Kevin Covert. I was lucky enough to sit down with Kevin, hear about his experience at Shenandoah so far and learn about his process working on the rock musical with current theatre students. (more...)

Prestigious UK Theatre Award Nominates Curve
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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BWW Video Preview: Backstage at DSA'S THE PRODUCERS
by Robert Bogin - Sep 16, 2016

Video Preview: Denver School of the Arts presents the controversial 'The Producers.' (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's annual showcase of some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters will include shows by Academy Award Winner and 'Let It Go' songwriter KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ ('Frozen') and RICK ELICE ('Jersey Boys,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher'), plus music director ANDY EINHORN ('Bullets Over Broadway, 'Sondheim on Sondheim' & the upcoming 'Hello, Dolly' starring Bette Midler). Featuring performances by BETSY WOLFE ('Falsettos'), SEBASTIAN ARCELUS ('Jersey Boys,' TV series 'House of Cards' and 'Madam Secretary'), DREW GEHLING ('Waitress') and many more. (more...)

Dion Johnstone to Star as CORIOLANUS with Patrick Page and More at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the first production of the 2016-'17 season. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On the heels of joining Playwrights Horizons Resident Company Program, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack, has announced its first full season of programming since its founding in January 2014. (more...)

Will HEDWIG Composer Stephen Trask Hustle New Disco Musical to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported on the latest project from the composer of cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch.   (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

NYTB's New Works Series to Return Next Week with THE WHITE ROSE and MATCHES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New York Theatre Barn, which incubates, develops, and produces new musicals that tell untold stories, today announced that the company will present 'The White Rose' and 'Matches' on Monday, September 19 as a part of its New Works Series. (more...)

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