Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla PlayhouseBetsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

BWW Blog: How Twitter Has Become the New Stage DoorBWW Blog: How Twitter Has Become the New Stage Door
by Danielle Ashley - Jun 9, 2015

Twitter was on fire on Sunday before, during, and after the Tony Awards between stars, shows, and fans tweeting about their favorites! During this year's inaugural live stream of the Tony Awards Red Carpet, Broadway actress, producer, and social media queen Randi Zuckerberg during an interview with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU'S Sierra Boggess said one of the truest statements of social media I've heard. (more...)

Audra McDonald Talks Favorite Songs, Being Star-Struck & More In Extensive Twitter Q&AAudra McDonald Talks Favorite Songs, Being Star-Struck & More In Extensive Twitter Q&A
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

Audra McDonald reveals all in an all-encompassing impromptu Twitter Q&A! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Moonlight Stage Productions' ALL SHOOK UP Curtain Call and Stage DoorPhoto Coverage: Moonlight Stage Productions' ALL SHOOK UP Curtain Call and Stage Door
by Lily Lim - Jun 27, 2015

Moonlight Stage Productions presents the San Diego Professional Premiere of "All Shook Up," a hysterical musical comedy about a guitar-playing, hip-swiveling roustabout who rides into a sleepy town in 1955 determined to help everyone discover the magic and romance of rock and roll. Check out BroadwayWorld's pics from the curtain call below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Heartwarming World Premiere at TAP Celebrates Dating During the 21st CenturyBWW Reviews: Heartwarming World Premiere at TAP Celebrates Dating During the 21st Century
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 26, 2015

An old adage claims a person can only have their heart broken three times before their entire soul breaks apart. For those persons interested in dating after losing a partner, by chance, divorce or death, online dating can either be a welcome consolation or a cause for consternation. Third Avenue Playhouse in conjunction with Riverway Studio of East Haddam, Connecticut for the Stage Door Theatre Company premiere a heartwarming and humorous prodcution titled METHUSELAH's Guide to Online Dating. (more...)

BACKSTAGE BASH Returns to The Orpheum, 8/7BACKSTAGE BASH Returns to The Orpheum, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The 2nd annual Backstage Bash will be held on Friday, August 7th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at The Orpheum Theatre. The Backstage Bash gives guests the 'star's view' of the Orpheum by taking place on the theatre's iconic stage and providing access to the Orpheum's celebrated collection of murals painted by Broadway touring casts. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: I'm Your #1 Fan! Laurie Metcalf & 10 Terrifying MISERY Casting SuggestionsSOUND OFF Special Edition: I'm Your #1 Fan! Laurie Metcalf & 10 Terrifying MISERY Casting Suggestions
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 24, 2015

The hottest news of the week as far as plays for the new season are concerned is the surprise announcement that the mainstage adaptation of Stephen King's iconic best-selling novel and its subsequent Academy Award-winning feature film adaptation, MISERY, would be coming to Broadway with Hollywood headliner Bruce Willis and a new leading lady in place of the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel - no less than three-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen notable Laurie Metcalf. Of course, Metcalf will be essaying the operatically dramatic role of the ultimate all-time uber fan Annie Wilkes in the tale of a writer rescued from a horrific car accident by his number one fan only to be trapped and tortured at her secluded cabin in the deep backwoods of Maine. Kathy Bates memorably took home a Best Actress Oscar for her turn in the 1990 film and acclaimed screenwriter William Goldman told me himself in our InDepth InterView about the new stage version of the story that he originally wrote the role in the film explicitly for Bates, as revealed in our exclusive 2012 conversation here. Surely, now is the ideal time to consider some spectacular dramatic actresses who just might be the right replacements should the run of the play extend beyond Metcalf's involvement in the production - and Willis's, too, for that matter. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- You Took the Town, MateBWW Exclusive: Diary of an Englishman in New York- You Took the Town, Mate
by Rufus Wright - Jun 23, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren returns to Broadway as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, which just opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Playing one of Her Majesty's twelve Prime Ministers is Rufus Wright, who takes his audience with the Queen nightly as the UK's current PM, David Cameron. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Sets Cast of XANADUConnecticut Repertory Theatre Sets Cast of XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre has announced the complete cast for Xanadu, the third and final production of the 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal, Xanadu will feature Amandina Altomare in the lead role of Clio/Kira. Altomare was previously seen on the CRT stage as Lousie in Gypsy, Judy in A Chorus Line, and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. She is a proud member of the USO Show Troupe which provides entertainment for veterans and active military all over the world. Performances of Xanadu begin on July 9, 2015 and run through July 19, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD to Open Stage Door Players' 41st Season, 7/10THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD to Open Stage Door Players' 41st Season, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Stage Door PLAYERS closes their 41st season with the murder mystery musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by Rupert Holmes, directed by Robert Egizio. Drood opens on Friday, July 10, and runs through Sunday, August 2. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Todd Graff Talks 'Rivalries, Love Affairs & Sensational Musical Numbers' of CAMP 2; Plus How YOU Can Be in the Movie & Pick the Subtitle!BWW Interviews: Todd Graff Talks 'Rivalries, Love Affairs & Sensational Musical Numbers' of CAMP 2; Plus How YOU Can Be in the Movie & Pick the Subtitle!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 17, 2015

As BroadwayWorld revealed yesterday, director Todd Graff unexpectedly unveiled a website for a sequel to his 2003 cult indie movie musical CAMP. In the wake of Graff's announcement, BroadwayWorld asked the director to give us a few more insider scoops on the film. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Thoughtful Wishes For CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURESOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Thoughtful Wishes For CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURE
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 17, 2015

Last night, acclaimed director Todd Graff unexpectedly announced plans to film a follow-up to 2003 cult favorite theatre-themed movie musical CAMP titled CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURE set to feature fellow Tony Award-winning icons Patti LuPone and Donna Murphy, among others, inspiring Broadway babies to excitedly anticipate the many musical selections that could potentially be presented as part of the project. Of course, the original film famously featured a young Anna Kendrick memorably belting out the COMPANY 11 o'clocker 'The Ladies Who Lunch' in addiiton to an unforgettable recreation of the original Michael Bennett-staged mini masterpiece from PROMISES, PROMISES, 'Turkey Lurkey Time' - plus some standout original tunes by the likes of Michael Gore and Lynn Ahrens, too - not to mention Stephen Sondheim himself appearing onscreen in a cameo role. Now, Graff himself promises at least one showstopper to match the ones in the first film, relaying, 'We're going to introduce some fabulous new additions, like Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone and a bevy of other reigning Broadway divas performing a demented version of 'Steppin' To The Bad Side' from DREAMGIRLS to be staged by the one and only Jerry Mitchell.' So, now, let's speculate on some must-see moments we would relish seeing onscreen in the sequel. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND's Julius Anthony Rubio Featured On Logo's CHORUS BOYSFINDING NEVERLAND's Julius Anthony Rubio Featured On Logo's CHORUS BOYS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 16, 2015

An inside look at a Broadway triple-threat! (more...)

CAMP Sequel in the Works with DREAMGIRLS Number Featuring Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone!CAMP Sequel in the Works with DREAMGIRLS Number Featuring Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Director Todd Graff just unveiled a website for a sequel to his 2003 indie movie musical CAMP, and BWW is geeking out! (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala TonightJonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor three of the organization's 'Unsung Heroes' - Ted Chapin, Jeffrey Gural and Robert Zukerman at TDF's Gala tonight, June 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Album Showcasing Long Lost West End Musicals Set for Release in JulyAlbum Showcasing Long Lost West End Musicals Set for Release in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Stage Door Records has announce the release of LOST WEST END, a unique collection of recordings from lost West End musicals, due for CD release on July 24th, 2015. (more...)

XANADU Begins Tonight at CT Repertory TheatreXANADU Begins Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre completes its 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series with the musical comedy Xanadu. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal and choreographed by Cassie Abate, Xanadu tells the story of a muse named Clio who travels to 1980's Venice Beach, California disguised as a mortal to inspire chalk artist and beach boy Sonny Malone. Clio faces the jealousy of her two sisters, Melpomene and Calliope, the wrath of her father Zeus, and the struggles of fitting in as a mortal as she and Danny fight for their dream to open a roller disco with awesome mirror balls. Amandina Altomare stars in the lead role of Clio/Kira. Altomare was previously seen on the CRT stage as Lousie in Gypsy, Judy in A Chorus Line, and earlier this summer in LES MISERABLES: A Musical Celebration directed by Terrence Mann. Performances of Xanadu begin on July 9, 2015 and run through July 19, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

FROZEN's Jonathan Groff & Santino Fontana Reunite To Sing 'Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?'FROZEN's Jonathan Groff & Santino Fontana Reunite To Sing 'Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?'
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 9, 2015

An epic FROZEN reunion! (more...)

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Connecticut Rep's XANADU!Go Behind-the-Scenes with Connecticut Rep's XANADU!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre completes its 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series with the musical comedy Xanadu. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal and choreographed by Cassie Abate, Xanadu tells the story of a muse named Clio who travels to 1980's Venice Beach, California disguised as a mortal to inspire chalk artist and beach boy Sonny Malone. Clio faces the jealousy of her two sisters, Melpomene and Calliope, the wrath of her father Zeus, and the struggles of fitting in as a mortal as she and Danny fight for their dream to open a roller disco with awesome mirror balls. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Present WAIST WATCHERS: THE MUSICAL!, 7/10-9/6Stage Door Theatre to Present WAIST WATCHERS: THE MUSICAL!, 7/10-9/6
by Carol Kassie - Jul 3, 2015

Stage Door Theatre will exercise the considerable musical and comedic abilities of a talented cast when it presents Waist Watchers: The Musical! from July 10th through September 6th. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Guest Blogger: Meet Neala Barron of Brown Paper Box Company's TITLE OF SHOW - A Day in the LifeGuest Blogger: Meet Neala Barron of Brown Paper Box Company's TITLE OF SHOW - A Day in the Life
by Guest Blogger: Neala Barron - Jul 27, 2015

Follow me, Neala Barron, as I co-star as 'Susan' in the Brown Paper Box Co.'s Chicago storefront premiere staging of the Tony Award nominated [title of show]!  Below, you'll see as I took to the streets [and pillows] to share a pre-show day-in-the-life of this Chicago actor.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Preview 'My Amazing Grace' from NYMF's THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERESTAGE TUBE: Preview 'My Amazing Grace' from NYMF's THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2015

Tomorrow, Atlanta-based actors and writers Jeremiah Parker Hobbs and Jessica DeMaria will debut their new breath-taking, folk-rock musical THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE at The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Earlier this year, the pair debuted a semi-staged reading of the show at Atlanta's Actor's Express. Check out a video of the song 'My Amazing Grace.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out Shots of NYMF's Folk-Rock Musical THE LAST TIME WE WERE HEREPhoto Flash: Check Out Shots of NYMF's Folk-Rock Musical THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 23, 2015

This weekend, Atlanta-based actors and writers Jeremiah Parker Hobbs and Jessica DeMaria will debut their new breath-taking, folk-rock musical THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE at The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). There are only two performances of this special event: Saturday, July 25, 3pm, and Monday, July 27, noon, both at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe located at 407 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036. (more...)

BWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton LotteryBWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton Lottery
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 23, 2015

In 2013, Actor Friend published his/her first book #SOBLESSED, with the follow-up #GRATEFUL available this year just in time for the holidays. With the success of #SOBLESSED, and its star-studded audio version, A.F. brought the book to the stage in concert form. After two sold-out runs at 54 Below, the show is back for what might be its final performance ever, Monday, July 27th at 9:30 pm. As always, the show benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LOST WEST END - A Unique Collection of Recordings from London's Forgotten MusicalsBWW Reviews: LOST WEST END - A Unique Collection of Recordings from London's Forgotten Musicals
by Jenny Antill - Jul 21, 2015

There are many London productions that come and go in the blink of an eye. What is to say why one show will succeed and another will not? Lost West End, produced by Stage Door Records, celebrates those that maybe didn't last on stage very long but the hidden gems within their scores live on. There are over twenty paid tribute to on this album spanning three decades, from Liza of Lambeth in 1976 to Too Close To The Sun in 2009. West End vocalists such as Graham Bickley. Meredith Braun and Alexander Hanson assist in recreating those forgotten moments. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Leanne CopeBWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Leanne Cope
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 20, 2015

Today, the triple threat speaks to BWW about her memorable meeting with her film counterpart, her dream musical theater role and her Broadway debut, which she calls a magical evening that will probably never be topped! (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAP's Charming EDUCATING RITA Connects to Comedy and LiteratureBWW Reviews: TAP's Charming EDUCATING RITA Connects to Comedy and Literature
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 15, 2015

What is the value of an education? Does consumerism closet society's need to connect with art and literature, a "something more" to be experienced in the world than merely a career? Stage Door Theatre Company at Third Avenue Playhouse revisits these questions in Educating Rita, a 1983 play written by Willy Russell. Many theatergoers may remember the 1983 award-winning film starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters, although the original Russell play has recently been revived in Chichester, England this spring. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Video Of Darren Criss's Sexy Photo Shoot For Broadway Style GuideBehind The Scenes Video Of Darren Criss's Sexy Photo Shoot For Broadway Style Guide
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2015

Get a look at a sexy photo shoot with Darren Criss! (more...)

Nuffield Announces Autumn, Winter SeasonNuffield Announces Autumn, Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Nuffield's Director Samuel Hodges, now in his second year leading the company, announces the upcoming autumn/winter season, alongside plans for his Nuffield directorial debut. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana & More Read Scenes From Seth Rudetsky's RISE & FALL OF A THEATER GEEK LiveJonathan Groff, Santino Fontana & More Read Scenes From Seth Rudetsky's RISE & FALL OF A THEATER GEEK Live
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 13, 2015

The stars come out to celebrate Seth Rudetsky's new theatre-centric novel! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ora Jones on MATILDABWW Interviews: Ora Jones on MATILDA
by Harmony Wheeler - Jul 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with Matilda's Ora Jones about her childhood and adult influences, from Shakespeare to Frederick the Mouse. Learn what Frederick and Shakespeare have to do with Matilda when you read our interview. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Sings 'Sailing' From A NEW BRAIN At Seth Rudetsky's Book LaunchJonathan Groff Sings 'Sailing' From A NEW BRAIN At Seth Rudetsky's Book Launch
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 11, 2015

Jonathan Groff stops the show at the launch for Seth Rudetsky's new theatre-centric novel! (more...)

Web Series THE OUTREACH Now StreamingWeb Series THE OUTREACH Now Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

“The Outreach,” a new web series by Stefan Hartmann and Carina Jollie, is available to view at www.theoutreachseries.com.  The comedic series, born out of Hartmann's real life experience as a street fundraiser in Toronto, follows Essie on her journey to prove to her ex-girlfriend that she is a selfless person.  Standing in Essie's way, however, are questionable charities, rational self-interest, and a ragtag group of Outreach employees. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars-  JERSEY BOYS' Quinn VanAntwerpTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- JERSEY BOYS' Quinn VanAntwerp
by BWW Staff - Jul 10, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Quinn VanAntwerp, who stars as 'Bob Gaudio' in Jersey Boys, currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Covers Bob Dylan's 'Forever Young' as Audra Mae at #Ham4Ham LotteryVIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Covers Bob Dylan's 'Forever Young' as Audra Mae at #Ham4Ham Lottery
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2015

The first HAMILTON ticket lottery entertainment since its official opening has hit the internet! In yesterday's #Ham4Ham, as the now traditional pre-show entertainment has been dubbed on social media, cast member Leslie Odom Jr (Aaron Burr) crooned a Bob Dylan tune in the style of one of his favorite artists, Audra Mae. Check out the performance below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/8-8/9/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/8-8/9/2015
by - Aug 9, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 9, 2015 - Sunday, August 9, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Urges Fans to Not Record HAMLET PerformancesVIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Urges Fans to Not Record HAMLET Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Following a recent performance, the HAMLET star addressed the audience directly. "I can see cameras, I can see red lights in the auditorium," he told the crowd at the London Stage Door. "It's mortifying and there's nothing less supportive." Watch his full speech below! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Stephen DeRosaTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Stephen DeRosa
by BWW Staff - Aug 7, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Stephen DeRosa, who plays a slew of characters in On the Town, currently playing at the Lyric Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAP'S Captivating STEEL MAGNOLIAS Bridges Tears and LaughterBWW Reviews: TAP'S Captivating STEEL MAGNOLIAS Bridges Tears and Laughter
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 5, 2015

The year is 1987 on an April Saturday at Truvy Jones' beauty salon in a rural parish of Louisiana. Shelby Eatenton will marry Jackson Latercherie surrounded by nine bridesmaids in her favorite color pink instead of the peaches and cream colors her mother M'Lynn Eatenton prefers. With this as the opening scene, Robert Harling's iconic Steel Magnolias ticklesthe funny bones and heartstrings in a way similar to how Shelby joyfully touches her world with pink at Truvy's. Owner Truvy succintly says what she appreciates every Saturday morning in her salon, "Laughter through tears is my very favorite emotion." (more...)

BWW Interview: Monday in the Park with GeorgeBWW Interview: Monday in the Park with George
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2015

Hollywood legend, Guest of Honor at a screening of 'West Side Story' for Old Globe in Balboa Park, credits Jerome Robbins for career: 'I owe him so much.' (more...)

'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night on Broadway...' Readers Share Audience Horror Stories!'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night on Broadway...' Readers Share Audience Horror Stories!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Whatever happened to theatre etiquette? It's a question that many theatre-goers have been asking themselves in recent months, as stories of carelessness, rudeness, and just plain craziness have made their way to the internet. For years now, cell phones have been a culprit of many mid-show disturbances, and it seems that the trend isn't fading away anytime soon. Earlier this spring, HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda banned Madonna from coming backstage after she spent most of of the show on her phone. This summer, a patron stormed HAND TO GOD's stage on Broadway in search of an outlet to charge his phone, while a week later, the legendary Patti LuPone snatched a theatre-goer's phone mid-performance of SHOWS FOR DAYS Off-Broadway. The recklessness continues. Earlier this week during a performance of THE FIX at D.C.'s Signature Theatre, a woman stormed the stage yet again... this time in search of a restroom. She reportedly used the backstage bathroom before being promptly escorted to the lobby by house staff. With this kind of audience misbehavior seemingly taking over the world, we thought it fitting to ask our readers about some of their own Audience Horror Stories. Check out the list below and brace yourself...it's about to get scary. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Memphis Goose Steps to Glory with THE PRODUCERSBWW Review: Theatre Memphis Goose Steps to Glory with THE PRODUCERS
by Joseph Baker - Aug 23, 2015

THE PRODUCERS is a knockout. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule of Events for September 2015Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule of Events for September 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto's most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.   (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 9/4-10/11Stage Door Theatre to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 9/4-10/11
by Carol Kassie - Aug 18, 2015

When The Fantasticks opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village on May 3rd, 1960, no one, least of all its creators, had any idea this simple yet stylistic musical would become the longest lasting production in theatrical history, running in its original incarnation for 42 years, and 17,162 performances. (more...)

Andrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater WeekendAndrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The 8th Annual Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend will feature two-time Tony and Emmy Award-winner Andrea Martin (slated for Broadway's upcoming produection of NOISES OFF) and Emmy nominee and theatre multihyphenate Seth Rudetsky, in performance and signing copies of their latest publications: ANDREA MARTIN'S LADY PARTS, a memoir by Ms. Martin, and THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK, Mr. Rudetsky's latest young adult novel. (more...)

BWW Interview: Boe's Back! LES MISERABLES' New Jean Valjean Preps for His Big Broadway ReturnBWW Interview: Boe's Back! LES MISERABLES' New Jean Valjean Preps for His Big Broadway Return
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2015

Boe just began rehearsals for his Broadway comeback, and he checked in with BroadwayWorld after Day 1. In the full interview below find out how he feels about being Britain's favorite tenor, what his memories are of the 25th Anniversary concert and so much more! (more...)

ANN VERONICA London Cast Album Set for Release Next MonthANN VERONICA London Cast Album Set for Release Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original London Cast Recording of the 1969 West End musical 'Ann Veronica' will be released on September 25th, 2015. The CD release continues Stage Door's London cast album series and commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015
by - Aug 11, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015. (more...)

Matthew Bourne and New Adventures Offer Touching Tribute to Jonathan OllivierMatthew Bourne and New Adventures Offer Touching Tribute to Jonathan Ollivier
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Following yesterday's tragic incident and as messages come in from around the world, Matthew Bourne, Artistic Director of New Adventures issues the following tribute on behalf of the company: "Yesterday we lost our "Swan' and our 'Car Man" - Jonathan Ollivier was one of the most charismatic and powerful dancers of his generation: An intensely masculine presence tempered with tenderness and vulnerability made him the perfect casting for a string of triumphant roles in the New Adventures repertory including 'The Swan", the enigmatic "Speight" in "Play Without Words" and his final role as Luca in "The Car Man" which he was due to dance at last nights final performance at Sadler's Wells. (more...)

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