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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Welcomes Julia Knitel & Erika Olson to the National Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are pleased to announce that the National Tour of this Broadway sensation will star Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil), who will be joining a company featuring Liam Tobin (Gerry Goffin) and Ben Fankhauser (Barry Mann), with Curt Bouril (Don Kirshner) and Suzanne Grodner (Genie Klein). For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Receives Over $100K Grant for 'Working in the Theatre' Series & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The American Theatre Wing announced today that they are one of five recipients of a Phase II grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's 2016 Fund for National Projects. (more...)

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, BABY CASE and More Set for Stage Door Players' 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Recently named one of Atlanta's Top 5 Theater Companies by CBS Local for the 2015­2016 Season, Stage Door Players, Dunwoody's own professional theatre company, is proud to announce its 43rd season of entertaining, exciting programming. (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Kicking off the 43rd Season at Stage Door PLAYERS is the Tony Award winning comedy,BAREFOOT in the PARK by Neil Simon. Opens on Friday, September 23, and runs through Sunday, October 16. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm (no performance on Thursday, September 29), and Sundays at 2:30pm. (more...)

PREformances with Allison Charney Launches 2016-17 Classical Concert Series at the JCC Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Of the 50M global visitors who come to NYC each year, an impressive number arrive in search of the best performances classical music has to offer. New York City's celebrated performance spaces -  Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Opera -  are not only household names in many languages, they are also akin to sacred spaces. (more...)

Broadway Understudy Julia Knitel to Lead BEAUTIFUL on Tour Starting in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will welcome Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil) beginning September 13 in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

Palace Theater Tours Offers All Access Pass
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

 Friday, October 15 is your chance to learn some of what makes the magic happen behind the curtain along with the history and lore steeped in  ninety-five years as an entertainment venue during the Waterbury Palace Theater's upcoming monthly tour from 11a.m. to 12:30p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. Groups larger than ten people are asked to contact the Box Office to book their reservations in advance. (more...)

London MADDIE Recordings with John Barrowman to Be Released 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce a 2 CD Deluxe Edition issue of the 'Maddie' Original London Cast Recording will be released on October 14th, 2016. The album features 5 previously unreleased 1991 recordings by John Barrowman alongside a host of top West End performers. The CD release celebrates the 20th Anniversary of 'Maddie' and continues Stage Door's commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Stage Door of Moonlight Stage Productions' TITANIC: THE MUSICAL
by Lily Lim - Sep 3, 2016

What a remarkable age this is! The five-time Tony Award-winning 'TitanicThe Musical' sets sail for the Moonlight Amphitheatre from Aug. 17, 2016 to Sept. 3, 2016 at 8 p.m. The production made port on the Broadway stage in March 1997 and won five Tony Awards that same year, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Scenic Design and Best Orchestrations. The musical 'Titanic' is a factual story, a far cry from James Cameron's film, that examines the causes, conditions and characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama, and honors the lives lost on the fateful journey. Tickets are $10 to $55 and general lawn admission is $8 to $20 and includes a lawn chair provided at entry. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & More
by Marianka Swain - Sep 28, 2016

Wicked held a special gala performance last night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to mark 10 years in the West End - a milestone guaranteed to make many in the industry green with envy. Current stars Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson, Oliver Savile and Mark Curry performed for an audience packed with past Elphabas and Glindas, as well as the original creative team, including composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/27/2016 - HAMILTON Hits the Windy City and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 27, 2016

Today's big news: HAMILTON begins tonight in the Windy City, CINDERELLA launches its national tour in Grand Rapids, Laura Benanti makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, and Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE starts at MTC! (more...)

BWW Interview: Josh Grisetti, the SOMETHING ROTTEN Star Encounters the Deity
by Joseph F. Panarello - Sep 27, 2016

The SOMETHING ROTTEN star discusses his show as well as his visit with the Supreme Being (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM Stage Door and Post Show Performance At The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts
by Lily Lim - Sep 26, 2016

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Stage Door Theatre Presents Kevin Black's SWING! SWING! SWING!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Kevin Black's recent hit production, The Soul of Motor City, had audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.  The show received a Carbonell recommendation, and was extended numerous times past its originally scheduled closing date.  It's no wonder then, that Stage Door Theatre's Executive Producer Derelle Bunn has asked Black to develop another brand new show for her ever-popular theatre. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala Honoring Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The American Theatre Wing is thrilled to announce that Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh will perform its annual Gala on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). (more...)

BWW Interview: Oliver Savile On Playing Fiyero During The 10th Anniversary Of WICKED
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Musical theatre actor Oliver Savile performed in tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats and Mamma Mia!, before joining the West End cast of Wicked in 2015. He's currently playing Fiyero as part of the 10th anniversary cast, which features Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson and Mark Curry. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brad Zimmerman and MY SON THE WAITER at GSP 9/8 to 10/2
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 2, 2016

'My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy' is a hilarious and inspiring story about the grit and passion required to 'make it' as an artist. Written and performed by Brad Zimmerman, the hit comedy is coming to New Brunswick's George Street Playhouse for a four-week engagement from September 8 through October 2. The show, which has captivated audiences nationwide, is part standup and part theatrical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Calls and Stage Door Fun at the Rockin' MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING At T.U. Studios
by Lily Lim - Sep 16, 2016

This production of Shakespeare's popular romantic comedy is enhanced by a rock-and-roll score. Much Ado About Nothing is set in Messina, Sicily. Beatrice, niece of the local governor Leonato, and Benedick, a gentleman and friend of the powerful Prince of Aragon Don Pedro, are seeming adversaries, engaging in much verbal jousting and argument. The antagonistic remarks fool neither the men nor the women in Don Pedro's court; Beatrice and Benedick are obviously meant for each other, even if their love isn't instantly apparent. Their friends conspire to trick them into confessing their love for each other. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Performances For October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Canadian Opera Company officially starts it's performance season with the following operas and free concert series in October! (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Sits Down for Some Brews w/ AMERICAN IDIOT's Brian Charles Johnson
by Broadwaysted - Sep 13, 2016

This week the Broadwaysted crew is thrilled to sit down with Brian Charles Johnson, original Broadway cast member of SPRING AWAKENING and AMERICAN IDIOT! The beer is flowing and the laughs keep coming as Brian discusses his love of Blue Apron, making his Broadway debut in a smash-hit with a young cast, and introduces the one and only BCJGF. Brian shares some of the craziest experiences having audience members on stage during the show and Kimberly admits to being a 19-year-old fan girl of Spring Awakening (with a Stage Door pic to prove it!) Game Master Kimberly then leads us through a drinking game version of 'Finish the Lyric' and an epic round of Lights of Broadway Showcards Against Humanity. Why do we break out in songs from Oliver and Company? Join theatre's favorite happy hour and find out on this week's episode of Broadwaysted! (more...)

2016 Suzi Bass Award Nominees Announced; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

 The Suzi Bass Awards revealed nominations for the 2015-2016 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, September 12, to patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party was generously hosted by the Alliance Theatre, at 6:30pm in The Circle Room, on the third floor, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ben Davis from THE SOUND OF MUSIC ON TOUR
by Kathy Strain - Sep 12, 2016

As THE SOUND OF MUSIC made its way into the hearts of many all over the world, Rogers and Hammerstein's songs have made a lasting impression on many. As THE SOUND OF MUSIC tours around North America, BWW caught up with Ben Davis as they prepared to open in San Antonio, Texas. (more...)

Cancer Survivor Dr. Nancy Rappaport to Read REGENERATION at Irvington Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

?Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) launches the third season of its Stage Door Reading Series with an incredible reading of the daring one-woman show, Regeneration by Dr. Nancy Rappaport, on Sunday, October 16th at 3PM. (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS - CD Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Stage Door Records' compilation CD LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS is released in stores today July 29th. (more...)

Bergen County Players Announces 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Bergen County Players, the New Jersey Association of Community Theater's "2015 Community Theater of the Year", is proud to announce its 84th consecutive season, running from September 2016 to June 2017. From an entertaining musical to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating, the new season kicks off with the Tony Award winning musical, Cabaret. Donors who make a tax-deductible contribution of $85 now have early access for tickets to Cabaret and the rest of the 2016-17 season by ordering online at www.bcplayers.org. Ticket sales to non-donors will begin on August 10th via online or by phone at 201-261-4200. The box office, located at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, NJ, will then open on Thursday, August 18th for walk up and phone sales. Special discounts for groups of 20 or more are also available by calling the box office number (extension 6) or by emailing groups@bcplayers.org. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Take one part Chekhov, add a heaping portion of hilarity with a dash of misery, mix with pop culture, and shake furiously with laugher! The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opening July 29 and playing through August 14 at the Breckenridge Theater. (more...)

THE ALL NIGHT STRUT Enters Final Weekend at Texas Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, concludes its 11th Anniversary 'Emerging Visions' Season with The All Night Strut!, a musical review of 1930's and 40's songs, running 4 performances a week through July 31st. (more...)

Pigs Do Fly Productions Presents INVASION OF PRIVACY
by Carol Kassie - Aug 9, 2016

In 1943 Zelma Cason filed a ground-breaking lawsuit against Pulitzer Prize-winning author (The Yearling) Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  Cason claimed Rawlings had invaded her 'right to privacy' in the author's recently published book, Cross Creek. The suit - the first of its kind ever filed in Florida -  used 'the right of privacy defense'.  At that time the state didn't even recognize the existence of that right. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Stage Adaptation of THE BROONS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Full casting is announced today for THE BROONS, a new stage play bringing Scotland's most famous fictional family to theatres across the country in a World Premiere adaptation by Rob Drummond. The Broons will open at Perth Concert Hall before dates in Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Stirling, Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There will be a press night at Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 29 September 2016 at 7.30pm. (more...)

Banks Brothers Productions to Present Black Comedy THE COUSIN CLEOTHA WAR This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Banks Brothers Productions will be presenting the satirical black comedy "The Cousin Cleotha War" September 30-Oct 9 2016 @ Midtown Art Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 3-D Theatricals' HELLO DOLLY! Curtain Call and Stage Door At The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
by Lily Lim - Aug 8, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perrias Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. The second opening took place at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on August 6, 2016.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the curtain call and Stage Door photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Winner Nikki M. James Visits Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Tony Award winner and TV star Nikki M. James elated the students of Broadway Artists Alliance with her appearance last Thursday, July 28th. BroadwayWorld has photos from her visit below! (more...)

Westfield Acquires Scott Sanders Productions; Continues Work on Broadway's COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, UP HERE and IN THE HEIGHTS Movie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Westfield Corporation announced today that Broadway, film, and television producer Scott Sanders, who recently received the Tony Award for his Best Musical Revival of The Color Purple, has been appointed as Westfield's first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment. His company, Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, will be wholly acquired by Westfield. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar, Darius de Haas, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Tapped for 62nd Obie Awards Judges Panel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have just announced the judges for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre to Present THE ROTHSCHILDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Stage Door Theatre's September production is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the fascinating story of one family's rise from the ghettos of late eighteenth century Germany to domination of the European financial community and the loftiest echelons of society.  The Rothschilds will open on September 2nd and run through October 16th in the theatre's large auditorium. (more...)

BWW Interview: FIDDLER's Michael C. Bernardi Takes On His Father's Iconic Role of 'Tevye'
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 29, 2016

Forever bonded with his father through this experience (even wearing pieces of his father's original costume for the role!), the moment marked the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Today, Bernardi speaks exclusively with BWW about his profoundly sentimental and history-making performance! (more...)

Photo Flash: Chimera Ensemble's Chicago Premiere of SISTER CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 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 20 - September 18 at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee.  Sister Cities runs Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $22 - 26. Based on availability, industry tickets are $10 with a headshot and resume presented to the box office for all performances.   (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Duo Brings Arts Education from NYC to Scituate
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway couple Nick Verina and Erin Henry-Verina recently relocated from New York City to Scituate, MA, and whether it was their luggage or their bulky resumes that weighed more is anyone's guess. The talented couple first travelled the country together in the first national tour of the recent GREASE revival (Nick played Sonny and Erin played Patty Simcox), although the pair has individual credits that shine on their own. (more...)

The Regent Theatre and New Vic Theatre Join Forces for Chernobyl Children
by Edward Baker - Aug 2, 2016

On Friday 5th August 2016 The Regent Theatre and New Vic Theatre will be working together to create a special day for young people on a recuperative holiday from Chernobyl. (more...)

Apply for a Classroom Grant from Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation's New Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The American Theatre Wing announced today that their new Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has launched the first grant cycle for the Classroom Resource Grant. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Seek Young Actors For Christmas Musical ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

Sheffield Theatres are searching for three exceptional young local performers to appear in their whip-crackin' Christmas musical, Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, which runs from Thursday 8 December to Saturday 14 January at the Crucible. (more...)

Free Concert Series To Be Held In Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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...)

ADVENTURES and More Set for Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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. (more...)

PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis and WAITRESS' Eric Anderson Join BROADWAY'S MIXTAPE at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Announced this morning are additional performances by newcomer Ruby Lewis (Paramour) and long-time main stem favorite Eric Anderson (Waitress, The Last Ship, Rocky). (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Gypsy Rose Lee's Former Upstate New York Home For Sale
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2016

For $1,699,000, you can entertain friends and family Gypsy-style. (more...)

BWW Review: Lost West End 2 Album
by Jenny Ell - Aug 10, 2016

Following the success of the previously released Lost West End comes the aptly named Lost West End 2 - of course! The albums, produced by Stage Door Records, are revisiting forgotten musical numbers from shows that sadly didn't enjoy a long run in London. Lost West End 2 features songs that date back to 1970, then ventures through successive years up until 2008. (more...)

STATE FAIR Original 1962 Film Soundtrack to Debut on CD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the debut CD release of the 1962 film soundtrack to STATE FAIR on September 2nd 2016. The release continues Stage Door's COLLECTOR'S SERIES, a line of limited edition CD products that celebrate Broadway / Hollywood musicals and vocalists of the 1950s and 60s. (more...)

BLOSSOM at Dixon Place Begins 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Dixon Place is proud to present the new commission, BLOSSOM, created and directed by award-winning puppeteer and Jim Henson resident artist, Spencer Lott. (more...)

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