BWW Interview: Michigan Native Teri Hansen Says THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Fill Your Heart with Joy at Fisher Theatre!
by Katie Laban - May 9, 2016

Michigan native Teri Hansen loves performing in The Sound of Music because the audiences are just as emotionally involved in the show as she is. "When the curtain goes up, there is an audible gasp because of this gorgeous set and beautiful start," she said. "Then we really start to tell this tale; this dangerous and urgent story, yet a love story as well. You can feel the audience right at the beginning of the show and during it they are edging forward on their seats until the end when they are on their feet going right over the mountain with the Von Trapp family." (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Continuing their 42nd Season, Stage Door PLAYERS brings you the madcap comedy The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, directed by George Contini, featuring Jacob York (full cast below). The show opens on Friday, May 20 and runs through Sunday, June 12. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm. Single tickets are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726), or online at www.stagedoorplayers.net. Tickets are $30; senior, student, and youth discounts are available. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER Set for Stage Door Theatre, 5/13-6/19
by Carol Kassie - May 3, 2016

The matchless music of composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim is featured in Putting It Together, an inventive, energetic musical revue showcasing the work of America's modern master composer.   Putting It Together will open at Stage Door Theatre on May 13th and run through June 19th.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Chance of a Lifetime: Singing with Kristin Chenoweth
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - May 27, 2016

Imagine: your childhood hero, the woman who coined one of your 8-year-old self's favorite songs, holding your hand in front of hundreds of people, the renowned Phoenix Symphony gushing in gorgeous melodies behind you. You are surrounded by your friends and classmates, and bowing in front of an ocean of applauding strangers. No, this is not a dream. This was very much reality. Last weekend I had the opportunity of performing backup vocals with fifteen of my classmates at Arizona State University, for Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.  (more...)

Road to Opening Week 14: Matt Armet on 1 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - May 25, 2016

How did we get here already? I'm exhausted! But it's the best kind of exhaustion. I wouldn't have it any other way. We've been having a very busy week. Between A Chorus Line and the other shows we are crossed into, we've all had a preview or dress rehearsal plus a four hour rehearsal call every day this week. We can see the finish line of Opening Week. We are so close! (more...)

Pigs Do Fly Productions to Present INVASION OF PRIVACY at The Abyss Stage
by Carol Kassie - May 24, 2016

Pigs do Fly Productions is on the move! The company's September production, Larry Parr's Invasion of Privacy will run from September 8th through September 25th at The Abyss Stage Wilton Manors. (more...)

Caroline Neff Joins Cast of Steep Theatre's WASTWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Steep Theatre's upcoming U.S. Premiere of Wastwater marks the return of two notable members of the Steep family to the Edgewater theatre: Tony Award winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens and Jeff Award winner and Steep Ensemble Member Caroline Neff. (more...)

Jerry & Jeff Wayne's TWO CITIES Album to be Released in June
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original London Cast Recording of 'Two Cities', will be released on June 24th, 2016. The CD release continues Stage Door's commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years. (more...)

Colman Domingo, Danai Gurira, Savion Glover, Norm Lewis, Lisa Kron and More to Present at 2016 Obie Awards; OITNB, Leslie Odom, Jr. to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voic have just announced the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 61st Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

SoloChicago Theatre to Stage THE UNFORTUNATES at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following its highly acclaimed inaugural production of Churchill, which played in Chicago, New York City and continues to play in several places around the country, SoloChicago Theatre is pleased to announce its second production - THE UNFORTUNATES by Australian playwright Aoise Stratford. SoloChicago Artistic Director Kurt Johns will direct the piece about survival, celebrity, violence and friendship, which begins performances June 17 at Theater Wit. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of 'Salute the Troops!' with The Nightingales at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2016

The New York Nightingales take the stage in their vintage variety show, 'Salute the Troops!', hosted by John R. Sheehan, on the 30th day of May at 9:30 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. BroadwayWorld has a behind-the-scenes preview of the group in rehearsals below! (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING Launches Trading Cards - Pick Your Team!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday May 17th, each of the three TUCK boys, Andrew Keenan-Bolger "Jesse", Bob Lenzi "Miles", Michael Wartella "Hugo,' will have limited edition autographed trading cards of their character, with a description on the back written by one of the TUCK book writers, Tim Federle (more...)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Hall with THE WIZARD OF OZ This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth invites you to follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Performance Hall for the brand-new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, playing June 7-12. Tickets start at $55 and are on sale now! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Play The Orpheum, 6/14-19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?The Orpheum Theatre is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play June 14-19 at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Tickets are on sale now on and are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: How Brave! New Comedy Sketch on Meeting a Friend at the Stage Door
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2016

Trey Gerrald (Orange is the New Black, 4th Man Out) has just unveiled a new sketch about the awkwardness of stage-dooring a friend's show. (more...)

BWW Interview: IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp Talks Life-Changing Moments and More
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Mar 8, 2016

Decisions big or small can alter your life forever. That's the lesson from IF/THEN, opening at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre, and of one of it's stars, Anthony Rapp. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andy Huntington Jones of CINDERELLA
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 7, 2016

Andy Huntington Jones, who plays Prince Topher in the national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA leads a fairy tale life. Read on to find out how his love story echoes the magical story unfolding on stage. (more...)

Irvington Town Hall Theater to Present Three One-Acts as Part of Stage Door Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

 Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) closes out a second season of their Stage Door Series, ( where new works are presented in a relaxed setting without sets, costumes, or props) with an afternoon of one-act plays. Three different one-acts by two diverse local playwrights will be read on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00pm. Two plays by Evelyn Mertens: Stray Gloves and Sleep Study and one by Stephanie Okun: Fishing. There will be a Q&A with the playwrights following the reading. (more...)

20th Annual IRNE Awards Nominees Are Announced - A.R.T.'s THE GREAT COMET, NICE WORK at Ogunquit, BILLY ELLIOT at NSMT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 20th Annual IRNE Awards, which honors the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. (more...)

Theatre Forward to Honor Jesse Tyler Ferguson at Chairman's Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman JAMES S. TURLEY will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 11th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm.  The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at the country's leading nonprofit theatres.   (more...)

TfT to Present LE PLACARD (THE CLOSET)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

After Le diner de cons (The Dinner Game) and L'Emmerdeur (A Pain in the Ass), Francis Veber's acclaimed character Francois Pignon returns to the TfT stage - and this time, he's coming out of the closet! (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Heads to Buenos Aires with EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Stage Door Theatre's production of the multi-award- winning Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical EVITA runs now through April 24th. (more...)

92Y to Feature Some of Broadway's Best New Choreographers This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

92Y shines the spotlight on the world of musical theater dance in Broadway Takes Two, featuring some of the best of a new generation of theater choreographers. Broadway Takes Two includes the work of Justin Boccitto (curator and director), Megan Doyle, Ryan Kasprzak, Jeff Shade and Richard J. Hinds, with performances on April 8, 9 and 10. Each choreographer presents numbers featuring their original choreography — paying homage to such legends as Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and Michael Bennett — performed by some of the finest dancers working in New York. (more...)

NJ Rep Sets Cast for Victor L. Cahn's VILLAINOUS COMPANY Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway in Long Branch, has announced the cast of the World Premiere of VILLAINOUS COMPANY by Victor L. Cahn. (more...)

Simon Dodd's PLAYTHING Comes to The Depot Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

After a highly acclaimed but brief outing at the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival, absurdist one-act comedy PLAYTHING by multi-awarding winning Australian comedy writer Simon Dodd comes to The Depot Theatre in Marrickville as part of their 2016 Season. (more...)

Innovative Multi-installation Dance Show NO BODY To Premiere At Sadler's Wells In June
by Marianka Swain - Mar 21, 2016

In an unprecedented exploration of lighting, sound and projection, Sadler's Wells presents the world premiere of NO BODY on June 7-12. Turning the theatre's building inside out, this multisensory installation experience brings together the essential elements of dance performance, but without the physical presence of dancers. The evening features specially commissioned works by the leading composers, lighting designers, filmmakers and other artists who bring dance to life. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Stage door Players to Present HAIL MARY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Dunwoody's own professional theatre, Stage Door PLAYERS leaps into spring with Hail Mary!, by Tom Dudzick, directed by Dina Shadwell, featuring Stage Door favorite, Theo Harness (full cast below). The show opens on Friday, March 25 and runs through Sunday, April 17. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm. Single tickets are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726), or online at www.stagedoorplayers.net. Tickets are $30; senior, student, and youth discounts are available. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Stage Door of 3-D Theatricals' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST At Plummer Auditorium
by Lily Lim - Feb 25, 2016

Tale as old as time, true as it can be. Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, opened at the Los Angeles Ovation Award- winning 3-D Theatricals Co. of Orange County, CA. Performances will be presented at both Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium, Feb 5 - 21; and the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center February 26 - 28, 2016. Official "press" openings in Fullerton and Redondo Beach will be Saturday, February 6 and Saturday, February 27 respectively. The production is directed by 3DT Executive Producer and Artistic Director T.J. Dawson, with Choreography by Billy Sprague, Jr. Julie Lamoureux serves as Musical Director and Conductor.  Check out the photos from opening night below! (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS Set for 3/6 at the Richard Rodgers School
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Broadway Sings at the PS 166, the Richard Rodgers School, has become an Upper West Side tradition, inviting musical theater actors and musicians who's credits span Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours, London's West End and the most notable National Theaters. The cabaret style show is crafted with New York families and a multi-generational audience in mind, also featuring Q&A with theater industry professionals who call the neighborhood home. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE KING AND I's Ann Sanders On Becoming Broadway's First Asian Anna
by Michael Dale - Feb 19, 2016

Regularly an ensemble member, Sanders filled in for Kelli O'Hara three times during the star's vacation. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, 4/15-5/22
by Carol Kassie - Apr 8, 2016

Comedy, drama, history, and romance: Bernard Slade's Same Time Next Year, provides a fascinating - and often very funny - look at two ordinary people who grow and change over an extended period of time. The Tony and Drama Desk award-winning play will open at Stage Door Theatre on April 15th, and run through May 22nd. (more...)

Acting Up's REFRAMED Premieres Three New Musicals Inspired By Three Paintings
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

The trio of art-inspired musicals will be performed at Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Martha Plimpton & More to Perform at Theatre Forward's Awards Gala, Honoring Jesse Tyler Ferguson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman JAMES S. TURLEY will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 11th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm.  The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at the country's leading nonprofit theatres.   (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lea Salonga, David Henry Hwang, Ann Harada, More Share #MyYellowfaceStory
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The hashtag sharing stories of discrimination is being used in adjunct to the upcoming forum 'Beyond Orientalism.' (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Barbara Cook's Debut Solo Album to be Released on CD in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

?Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the debut CD release of Barbara Cook's first solo album SONGS OF PERFECT PROPRIETY BY DOROTHY PARKER on June 17th 2016. The release continues Stage Door's COLLECTOR'S SERIES, a line of limited edition CD products that celebrate Broadway shows and vocalists of the 1950s and 60s. (more...)

Chimera Ensemble to Stage Chicago Premiere of SISTER CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Artistic Director Rainee Denham and Chimera Ensemble are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Colette Freedman's Sister Cities, directed by Ashley Neal, August 19 - September 18 at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee. (more...)

INSTAGRAM CHECK: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Gracefully Answers Angry Fan
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

The Broadway star graciously explains how maintaining her health must take priority over signing autographs. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Jacqui Dark Discusses Science, Singing And Some Incredible Mentors
by Jade Kops - Apr 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld Sydney had the pleasure of an interview with Jacqueline Dark, currently touring Australia with THE SOUND OF MUSIC as Mother Abbess. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Apr 21, 2016

Hello, Broadway World! (more...)

Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 20, 2016

Betsy Wolfe has nabbed the lead role of Princess Elsa in Disney's upcoming stage adaptation of FROZEN! (more...)

MTC to Stage Reading of THE SOAP MYTH for Holocaust Remembrance Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Marin Theatre Company is honored to participate in the 2nd Annual National Jewish Theater Foundation's Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Readings. MTC will present a staged reading of Jeff Cohen's THE SOAP MYTH on Monday May 2, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Bill Gates to King George III- HAMILTON's Rory O'Malley Reflects on His Royally Wacky Spring
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2016

Just weeks ago he was preparing to make his Broadway return in NERDS. Now he is starring in the most popular show on Broadway. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony Award-nominee Rory O'Malley recently began his reign as King George in the Broadway musical Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). Mr. O'Malley steps into the role that was previously played by Jonathan Groff, Brian d'Arcy James and Andrew Rannells. How did he end up here? O'Malley explains in the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Interview: SHE LOVES ME'S Zachary Levi Dances With the Fans
by Joseph F. Panarello - Apr 18, 2016

Actor Zachary Levi discusses his role in SHE LOVES ME, his film career and the upbeat way he entertainsfans at the Stage Door! (more...)

BWW Review: Laughs Abound in Sarah Ruhl's Frothy Backstage Farce STAGE KISS at the Geffen Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Apr 16, 2016

I have long been a fan of plays that present an insider's look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at a theatrical production. A fine example of such a backstage farce is Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS, skillfully directed by Bart DeLorenzo who knows exactly how to make the most outrageous stage antics and romances seem not only probable but incredibly hysterical thanks to Sarah Ruhl's fast-paced script that leads us on-stage, back-stage and out the Stage Door as reality collides with fiction in this raucous and revealing relationship comedy. (more...)

Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper & More to Appear in CINDERELLA at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The King's Theatre Glasgow and First Family Entertainment are thrilled to announce Scottish comedy legend Gregor Fisher will be reuniting with his Rab C. Nesbitt co-star Tony Roper in the godmother of all pantomimes, Cinderella. Also returning to the stage due to popular demand is Capital FM presenter Des Clarke marking his fifth consecutive year in the King's legendary panto. The rags to riches tale of Cinderella makes its tenth appearance in the history of the King's traditional pantomime from Friday 2 December 2016 until Sunday 8 January 2017. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- They're People. Just Like Us.
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - Apr 13, 2016

I must have been an incredibly naive 12 year old. As my family and I were leaving the Marriott Marquis Theatre after a performance of the revival of Annie Get Your Gun, we passed by the Stage Door. A hoard of people were crowded behind the barricades, eagerly clutching their playbills, sharpies, and cameras in hopes to snag an autograph or photo with Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat. We were watching from across the street. A security person was guarding the door, and would escort Bernadette and Tom as they made their way through the crowd, greeting their fans. Once they were done, they each got into the back seats of their respective black Lincoln town cars and rode off into the night. What I couldn't wrap my head around, at the time, was....where do they go? (more...)

Stage Door Records to Release CAROUSEL and SING THE POPULAR MUSIC OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Stage Door Records have announced the debut CD release of the albums CAROUSEL and SING THE POPULAR MUSIC OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN on May 27th 2016. The release continues Stage Door's COLLECTOR'S SERIES, a line of limited edition CD products that celebrate Broadway shows and vocalists of the 1950s and 60s. (more...)

Laura Benanti & More Perform at Theatre Forward's Gala Honoring Jesse Tyler Ferguson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman JAMES S. TURLEY will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala tonight, April 11th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at the country's leading nonprofit theatres. (more...)

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