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2016 Sydney Theatre Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

At a star-studded ceremony tonight, the winners of the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with 35 Awards presented, shared between 15 productions, which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2016. Over 450 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the York Theatre at the Seymour Centre to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre - the first time the awards have been held there. (more...)

Sundance Institute and Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation to Support Diverse Indie Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Sundance Institute and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will collaborate to support diverse independent artists, they announced today at a reception at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. As part of a two-year commitment, the Foundation will support the Institute's Screenwriters Intensive and year-round work with diverse independent filmmakers and artists. (more...)

Jeremy Schonfeld to Celebrate Birthday with Frankie Grande, Lilly Cooper and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

On January 30th, 2017, singer/songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld celebrates his birthday with an all-star lineup of talented friends in concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street, New York, NY 10012). Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. (more...)

'Broadway Backstory' Explores LEGALLY BLONDE's Road from Film to Broadway
by Theater People Podcast - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway Backstory, a documentary-style podcast in which each episode finds out how a show develops from an idea to a full Broadway production, has just released their latest episode. The episode tracks LEGALLY BLONDE on it's journey to Broadway.  (more...)

Ars Nova and WP Theater Present SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Ars Nova and WP Theater are pleased to present the world premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (February 28-April 1), a nighttime play, with songs, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Anne Kauffman (OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner), with songs by the indie-folk duo The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and additional lyrics by Bonds. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE NOISY NEIGHBORS OR IL CAMPIELLO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Different Stages continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Carlo Goldoni's The Noisy Neighbors or Il Campiello. Written for the Venetian Carnival of 1756, Goldoni's comedy recounts the matrimonial scheming, gossip, and games enlivening the daily activity of a bustling but poor Venetian piazza where pandemonium reigns. The commedia-inspired play centers on four scrappy, hard-working, hard-playing families whose daily lives on a small square are interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious wealthy stranger during Carnival.  (more...)

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE to Receive Concert Presentation with Tracie Bennett at The Ambassadors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

New musical inspired by Goethe poem The Sorcerer's Apprentice appears in two exclusive concerts, with a stellar cast including Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Lauren Worsham, Katrina Lenk and More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 6th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 19th, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan, New York. (more...)

Composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Exploring 'New Musical Concepts' for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Just last month, a music workshop was held in NYC. '[It] was absolutely thrilling.' Flaherty told BroadwayWorld. 'In collaboration with director Michael Arden, vocal designer Ann Marie Milazzo and orchestrator Michael Starobin, we explored many exciting new musical concepts for the piece. Lynn [Ahrens] and I look forward to taking these ideas further with our new collaborators in the New Year.' (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Goes On A Blind Date In The Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

More Broadway Villains Sign on for 'ICY HEARTS CLUB' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots; Classic Whitney: Alive!), Denis Lambert (Doctor Zhivago; A Chorus Line), Sharone Sayegh (The Band's Visit; Mamma Mia), and Ari'el Stachel (The Band's Visit) join the cast of The Broadway Villains Party: Icy Hearts Club Edition at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

National Conference for Musical Theatre Writers Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Did you miss the national conference for musical theatre writers last summer? New Musicals Inc. is launching an online conference for musical theatre writers, focusing on business issues such as contracts, fundraising, copyright, how to approach producers (and how not to approach producers). (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - What Makes a Good Show?
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Jan 18, 2017

Jess here.  2017 is upon us, and keeping with tradition, I have made a resolution.  No, it's not your typical "eat healthier" or "get a gym membership" kind of resolution, its one involving creativity.  You see, I attend a performing arts high school in Las Vegas and I can safely say that the art of musical theatre is my passion.  I've decided to write a one act musical this year, a feat which I know is incredibly daunting, but I am always up for a challenge.  I already have my plotline figured out, and I'm really happy with what I have, but now I just need to write it.  The problem is, I don't know where to start.  When looking at iconic musicals, I find it impossible to make a distinct connection between them all. This begs the question, what makes a good show?  This can be interpreted many ways; from a technical standpoint, to the content, to the actors portraying the characters.  The whole idea of "a good show" baffles me, because no one shares the same opinion when defining what is good vs. what is bad.   (more...)

Maltz Jupiter's ME AND MY GIRL, Zoetic Stage's AFTER and More Top 41st Annual Carbonell Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

An old-fashioned, splashy musical about a working-class Londoner who discovers he's nobility and a world premiere play about the consequences of bullying received the most nominations in the musical and play categories when the nominations were announced for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in theater in South Florida. (more...)

MTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Theo Croker, Matt Doyle, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for more information, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

George Salazar and More Sign on for 'THE LIGHTNING THIEF' Musical Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Producers of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical have announced that his March for the brand-new production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical begins performances on March 23, opening on Tuesday, April 4 and will run through May 6, 2017. More casting has just been announced! (more...)

Uncle Function Presents AWARD SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Sketch comedy team Uncle Function will introduce a series of new and beloved sketches for their upcoming comedy show Uncle Function Presents: Awards Season A Sketch Comedy Show at the legendary improv theater The Pit Underground on Friday, January 27, 7:30pm at 123 E 24th St., Manhattan. (more...)

Cabaret at The Merc Presents 5th Annual RISING STARS Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Presented by Cabaret at The Merc, in association with The Barn Stage Company, this exclusive look at some of the area's brightest Rising Stars is now in it's 5th Year! (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey and More to Sing the Songs of NASHVILLE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

On January 30th, a host of Broadway favorites will sing the music from the hit ABC/CMT show Nashville at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Submissions Now Being Accepted For The Blank Theatre's 25th Anniversary Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, The Blank Theatre's Annual Young Playwrights Festival is now seeking submissions nationwide from playwrights 19 years of age and younger. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/10/2017 - 1/17/2017
by - Jan 17, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/10/2017 - 1/17/2017. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Stories Like These Association with Bakehouse Theatre Company Presents BLINK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Stories Like These in association with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company will present the charming and darkly funny production, BLINK by Phil Porter, at Kings Cross Theatre from 9th February to 4th March. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents BEST OF BROADWAY: 2006-2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

???????The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents its annual musical revue, 'Best of Broadway: 2006-2010', from January 20-February 13, 2017. (more...)

13th Street Repertory Theatre Will Present NAIVE IN NYC: A CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

The show features New York's finest band of misfits, as they take you on the journey of the hundreds of millennials who relocate to New York daily. Featuring songs from Waitress, Spring Awakening, SMASH, Heathers, Rent and many more. The talented cast has been featured on National tours, Cruise lines, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Mirada Theatre and original cast recordings. I mean.... What else is there to do on a weeknight? So come and watch as we get you buzzed on laughter and FREE WINE. (more...)

Darius Campbell Returns to Glasgow to Star in FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to the King's Theatre from Tuesday 30 May until Saturday 3 June as they reprise their roles from the critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents A Concert Reading of LADY MONDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents, David Alan Thornton's Rock Opera, Lady Monday, in concert at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. This event is a benefit for Playhouse Creatures inner city youth theatre program 'Little Creatures Act Out'. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Reprises Her Smash-Hit Performance As Fanny Brice Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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. (more...)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Presents HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present the first U.S. national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Feb. 14-19. Tickets start at $37 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at651-224-4222 or in-person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World opens tonight at the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only, January 12-15! (more...)

Broadway Alum Hunter Parrish Set for Major Recurring Role on ABC's QUANTICO
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway alum Hunter Parrish will appear in a 'major recurring role' in ABC's hit drama series QUANTICO. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for FUNNY GIRL Tour Across The UK and Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Full casting is announced today for the tour of Funny Girl which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Lea Michele Will Perform in LA & NYC Solo Shows Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Just last week, SCREAM QUEENS star Lea Michele announced that she'll release a new album in 2017. Today brings news that she'll also perform in a series of live shows titled, An Intimate Evening with Lea Michele. She'll visit LA's Hotel Cafe (January 23) and Broad Theatre (January 30), and New York's Appel Room (January 26). (more...)

Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

PROMISES PROMISES Producers Katy Lipson & Ollie Rosenblatt to Workshop SOME LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla, the producers of the upcoming Promises Promises revival at Southwark Playhouse, are working on the European premiere of a new Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater musical, Some Lovers. (more...)

Breaking News: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Has Found Its Full Broadway Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) just announced complete casting for the new musical, ANASTASIA. (more...)

Robin De Jesus, Ariana DeBose, Joel Perez, And Jessica Keenan Wynn Join BROADWAY SINGS BOWIE|PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series has announced the full cast of performers for their 14th installment, honoring two major legends of pop rock with BROADWAY SINGS BOWIE|PRINCE. The one-night-only concert, on February 6 at 8pm, will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of David Bowie and Prince, accompanied by a 14-piece band playing original orchestrations. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

Palestinian Playwrights to Take the Spotlight at Kennedy Center in Sundance Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

This spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will embark on a new collaboration with Sundance Institute to present a series of theater pieces in the Terrace Gallery from Institute alumni artists representing Palestine. (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company to Bring ANALOGY/DORA: TRAMONTANE to Greensboro
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient Bill T. Jones and his Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company present the critically acclaimed new dance/theater piece Analogy/Dora: Tramontane. The performance will take place on Friday, February 3, 8pm, at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina Greensboro's UNCG Auditorium. (more...)

Exit 82 Theatre Company Brings the Arts to Downtown Toms River; Open House This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Exit 82 Theatre Company opens a brand new studio in downtown Toms River this Saturday, January 14, 2017! Stop by between 9am and 12pm to meet the board, see the space, and learn how Exit 82 is bringing the arts to downtown Toms River! Enter to win the door prize which includes two free tickets to Exit 82's production of Spring Awakening this May. Plus, register in person for Exit 82's Creative and Performing Arts Academy on Saturday morning, and the registration fee will be waived! (more...)

Patrick Page and More to Lead Shakespeare Workshop at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

These master instructors and top working professionals will take you from voice and text work to on-your-feet scene study and help you discover how to make Shakespeare's verse soar! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Winners Announced - Ocean State Theatre Wins Big With 17 Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Rhode Island winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

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