Runway Theatre Troupe Campaigns to Help Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING Perform at 2016 Tony Awards
by Kyle Christopher West - May 27, 2016

Runway Theatre's production of Spring Awakening will continue to sing the song of purple summer as they begin to collect donations to aid in the effort to send the cast of Deaf West's Spring Awakening to the Tony Awards. Beginning with this Friday's performance, Runway Theatre patrons will be able to donate money that will go towards allowing the Deaf West cast to perform on the 2016 Tony Awards. (more...)

Monsta Productions' THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Play Chester & Shrewsbury
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

North West based Monsta Productions is delighted to announce their first professional production of Jason Robert Brown's heart-breaking musical The Last Five Years. (more...)

'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert to Donate Portion of Proceeds to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

NEXT Concert Series: Bridge the Gap will donate a portion of it's proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide prevention.  (more...)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces the Winners of the BOBBY G AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts announces the 2016 recipients for The Bobby G Awards, a regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Charlotte Movizzoand Curtis Salinger, the 2016 Bobby G Award recipients of the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, progress to represent Colorado atThe National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Charlotte Movizzo played Charity Hope Valentine in Ponderosa High School's production of Sweet Charity. Curtis Salinger played Emmett Forrest in Durango High School's production of Legally Blonde. (more...)

Biz of the Musical Theatre Conference Early Registration Deadline Set for 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The early registration deadline for the sixth biennial Biz of the Musical Theatre Biz Conference is coming up on June 1. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/26/2016 - Outer Critics Circle Awards and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 26, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place this afternoon.  Check out the list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Corey Cott & Christine Dwyer Join BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The complete lineup for the Best of Broadway Sings, the next concert in the Broadway Sings concert series at the Highline Ballroom, will feature Corey Cott (Newsies), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland). (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG Winner to Host New York Shakespeare Exchange's ShakesBEER Pub Crawl, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

"So You Think You Can Drag" Winner Juicy Liu hosts New York Shakespeare Exchange's raucous spin-off of its popular ShakesBEER Pub Crawl -- the re-dubbed ShakesQUEER Pub Crawl -- on Saturday June 4, from 4pm to 7pm. (more...)

Breaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

UPDATE: Kickstarter Donations To Fund Deaf West SPRING AWAKENING's Tony Performance Pass $40K
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

The Los Angeles-based company needs $200K to cover the costs of performing from their nominated revival on the telecast. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/25/2016 - PARAMOUR, Paper Mill Playhouse and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 25, 2016

Cirque Du Soleil's PARAMOUR opens tonight on Broadway, and the company of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Adam Jacobs, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for Covenant House's A NIGHT OF BROADWAY STARS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Stars from Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin, Shuffle Along, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Cinderella, Spring Awakening and more to perform for - and with - Covenant House kids at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall to give hope to homeless youth on June 6th in New York City. (more...)

Lauren Pritchard Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Lauren Pritchard, originated the role of Ilse in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Spring Awakening. She wrote the music and lyrics of the Off-Broadway hit, Songbird, (book by Michael Kimmel). You can hear Lauren singing on the radio with bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, Lemaitre and artists like Matt Nathanson. You can see her perform as she tours across the country with her band...and you can also find her performing in the NEXT Concert Series: Bridge the Gap concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 6th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Titus Burgess, Steve Kazee, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Take Part in Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Development Session at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Michael Arden has just concluded a weeklong research and development session led by Broadway and television star Tituss Burgess, Tony Award-winners Steve Kazee and Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Tony Award-nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse), in advance of a new production of the Stephen Sondheim masterwork Merrily We Roll Along, set to hit the stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts November 22, 2016 through December 18, 2016. Casting for the fall production will be announced at a later date. Check out photos from the session below! (more...)

Off Key Improv to Present BROADWHAT?! Improvised Musical, 6/15-19
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

No script? No score? No problem! Local musical improv company, Off Key Improv, is thrilled to announce the premiere of BroadWHAT?! - a tip of their hats to the world of Broadway musicals. Set at the turn of the 19th century and inspired by audience suggestions, BroadWHAT?! is a two act improvised musical exploring classic character-types, songs styles and choreography from favourite musical theatre hits like Les Mise?rables, Hamilton, Rent, Wicked, Grease, The Sound of Music and more. (more...)

Finalists Announced for the Fourth Annual Bobby G Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Finalists for the fourth annual Bobby G Awards were released this afternoon. The awards program, which culminates in a Tony Awards-style ceremony and performance on May 26 at the Buell Theatre, celebrates outstanding achievement in high-school musical theatre in Colorado. This year the program was expanded to include 40 schools across Colorado, up from 30 the year before. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deaf West Theatre, whose acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening was nominated for three 2016 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, has announced a crowd funding campaign to support the cost of rehearsing and performing on the 2016 Tony Awards, which are broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 12 from 8:00-11:00pm EST. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Music from NYTW's HADESTOWN, Starring Patrick Page & More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Today, Billboard has shared an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip and a first listen to music from the production. Check it out HERE! (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Original London Cast Recording Out in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the Original London Cast Recording of KYLE RIABKO's Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined in digital formats, Friday, June 24 with two-disc physical copies online and in stores Friday, July 1. (more...)

Daniel Plimpton Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Daniel Plimpton will be collaborating with Alicia Krakauer in NEXT Concert Series : Bridge the Gap (fun fact - they're cousins!) He is currently playing Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Engeman Theatre in Long Island, and was previously seen in the national tours of Book of Mormon and Spring Awakening.  (more...)

Lift Up Your Hands! Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Play Two Roles in the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Lena Hall will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance as Yitzhak in the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, in performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016). She will join previously-announced Darren Criss on the tour. (more...)

VIDEO: Deaf West Needs Kickstarter Donations To Fund SPRING AWAKENING Tony Performance
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

Money is needed to fly the cast back to New York, get the costumes and instruments and props out of storage and pay for rehearsal space. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of Spring Awakening in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sam Weber - Just Another Day, Only a Day
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - May 23, 2016

If you're reading this, chances are I do not need to describe what many refer to as 'the magic' of theatre.  You're probably living it right now.  Whether this idea refers to the relationships within a cast, the effect of the show on an audience, or simply the energy that you can only feel onstage, there is certainly something special about being a part of theatre.  Now take all of those warm fuzzies, and put them into one tiny, little 24-Hour long box.  You shouldn't be able to, right?  But it's completely possible, and it's something students from all across my university have been doing for two years now. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff
by Walter McBride - May 23, 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 Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Hamilton, Jonathan Groff, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

92Y to Host One-Night-Only Performance of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In honor of NYC Pride 2016, 92Y presents a one-night-only performance of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, the award-winning play written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Spring Awakening's Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. The play has scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. (more...)

Nicole Moudaber to Host Memorial Day Sunset Cruise on the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Nicole Moudaber will return to the Big Apple with an intimate boat cruise around picturesque Manhattan on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 to kick off summer. The MOOD Records label head will take revelers on a journey from sunset into the glittering night playing an open to close set with NYC's iconic skyline as a backdrop sure to be the perfect way to end the holiday weekend. Nicole continues to achieve new milestones as she recently hosted her first, highly acclaimed festival stage takeover, Nicole Moudaber Presents MoodZONE, at the New York edition of Electric Daisy Carnival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld. (more...)

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Runway Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - May 22, 2016

In 2007, Dunken Sheik and Steven Sater's rock musical Spring Awakening took home eight of the eleven Tony Awards it was nominated for, including the coveted Best Musical award. It was bold, new, edgy - and it caught the hearts and minds of everyone who saw it. Although the current local production at Runway Theatre is unlikely to be held to the same standards, the audience reaction to the company's opening night performance was every bit as excited about the show as the audiences in New York. (more...)

2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More in Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). HADESTOWN is currently in previews for an opening next Monday, May 23, 2016, and will play through Sunday, June 12, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Abbey Theatre's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Mixes Classic with Modern at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - May 20, 2016

it's a shame this production only played the Kennedy Center for two performances, but for the lucky theatergoers that had a chance to see it, it is certainly a memorable one. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

S-Curve Records to Release Leslie Odom Jr.'s Debut Album Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On the heels of receiving a Tony nomination for best lead actor in a musical for his outstanding role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. will soon show fans his vocal prowess in another musical setting, the recording studio, when his superb self-titled debut album of jazz classics, LESLIE ODOM JR., is released June 10 on S-Curve Records. (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Have You Voted Yet for the BroadwayWorld Awards? Just 11 Days Left to Help Your Favorites Win!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards. That means there are just 11 days to go! (more...)

Wesley Taylor, Vanessa Ray, Nicole Parker & More to Perform the Songs of Adam Wachter at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

ROCKWELL TABLE AND STAGE presents 'Just Come To This: The Songs of Adam Wachter' on Monday, May 23 at 8:00pm. The evening will feature works by up-and-coming musical theater composer/lyricist Adam Wachter, including original songs from his musicals Tarrytown and Zionsville, along with other favorites and new material written specifically for this night, all performed by a starry group of his obscenely talented, generous, and attention-hungry Broadway- and Television-star friends who have since all defected to the West Coast. (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...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alison Luff & Brandon Victor Dixon Set for BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Broadway Sings concert series will continue at the Highline Ballroom its "Best Of Broadway Sings" concert, which will feature showstoppers from the series' previous 11 concerts. Some of Broadway's brightest, current talents, such as 2016 Tony Nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town), and Alison Luff (Les Miserables), will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of pop superstars such as Adele, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, P!NK, Sara Bareilles, and Whitney Houston. Over 15 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing unique, original orchestrations created for the acclaimed series. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan Poling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 18, 2016

Not often are we treated to a brand new musical theatre piece created by three local legends and acted by a dream cast of eight popular local performers. A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS is a rare treat on all counts. We get to hear directly from the creator and composer, Chan Poling, in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (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...)

Gerard McCarthy to Lead UK Premiere of STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Gerard McCarthy will take on the lead role in STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, the extraordinary true story of award-winning journalist David Holthouse's secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old.  (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Top 2016 Astaire Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala was held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG and SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski led the pack - scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Michael Arden has been a part of the New York theatre community for quite a while, having made his debut in the 2003 revival of BIG RIVER. This year he stepped behind the scenes, making his Broadway directing debut with Deaf West's Spring Awakening (for which he was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical). How did he end up here? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Matt Doyle & Beth Behrs' New Digital Comic DENTS Launches
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

LINE Webtoon (http://www.webtoons.com), the popular digital comics publisher pioneering the development and distribution of comics worldwide, have announced that one of television's leading ladies, Beth Behrs (Two Broke Girls), and actor/musician Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon, Gossip Girl) have officially launched their highly anticipated YA comic series Dents. (more...)


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