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Suggested by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte and the life of Georges Seurat.

Shimmering with love and light, this unique, inventive musical is one of the most acclaimed shows of our time. Inspired by the life and work of enigmatic 19th century impressionist painter Georges Seurat, this Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece explores the complexity of life and the art of understanding it. Stephen Sondheimís soaring score and insightful lyrics intertwine with Seuratís distinctive art to create a moving, poetic drama, dot by dot.



Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that Tony Award winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will join the cast of its new semi-staged, concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio, the composer's only opera, March 31 and April 2. (more...)

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller Lend Their Voices For the Upcoming Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller, who appeared together as bosom buddies Mame and Vera in Auntie Mame at the Bay Street Theatre, will lend their voices to Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: Live From Hell. Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) will voice the manager of the dingy cabaret venue in Hell, where Desmond Channing (played by Monahan) is doomed to perform his torturous act for eternity. Fuller (Sunday in the Park with George, The Elephant Man), who was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Eve Harrington in the musical Applause, will voice the grandmother of Desmond Channing (loosely inspired by the character of Eve Harrington's nemesis, Margo Channing). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 29, 2017
by - Mar 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Sets General Rush, Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The producers of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), have announced a general rush policy and a digital lottery beginning Wednesday, April 5th. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage Announce Next Stop for Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage are pleased to announce the world premiere stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will head to its next destination as part of Hartford Stage's 2017-2018 season. Helmed by two-time Tony Award nominee Emily Mann and adapted by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will run at Hartford Stage in spring, 2018.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 28th, 2017 - CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 28, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY starts previews on Broadway tonight! (more...)

VIDEO: 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK's Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals What Inspires Him Most
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

On this morning's GMA, Jake Gyllenhaal discussed his new film, 'Life' as well as his Broadway musical debut in Sunday in the Park with George. 'It's the closest thing to my heart of almost everything I've ever done,' he shared (more...)

'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Stars Slated for This Week's BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

This Thursday night, March 30th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from the hit revival of Sunday in the Park with George and more. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn to Make Off-Broadway Debut in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? at the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW). (more...)

Peninsula Players to Host Reading of Murder Mystery MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Christopher M. Walsh's 'Miss Holmes' on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come¬Ö (more...)

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Credits Mandy Patinkin for Opening His 'Heart Chakra'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Jake Gyllenhaal chatted about his newly discovered 'heart chakra,' opened up by a visit by Mandy Patinkin to his Broadway performance in Sunday in the Park with George. (more...)

Broderick, James, Pasquale & More Among Additional Guests Announced for NY POPS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. The concert will celebrate the multiyear partnership between the actress and stage director and will bring together artists from the stage and screen. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces Public Reading of MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Players Theatre will present a play reading ofChristopher M. Walsh's "Miss Holmes" on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. "Miss Holmes" is a thrilling new murder mystery inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is the final offering of The Play's the Thing, a winter play reading series produced by Players for the Door County community. General seating is available; no admission fee. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Celebrate 'BROADWAY'S FAIR LADIES' at Caramoor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The American Songbook opens up on Caramoor's Music Room stage for its annual Benefit Concert, welcoming New York City-born actress, singer, recording artist and writer Melissa Errico. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 23, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 23rd, 2017 - MISS SAIGON, OSLO and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MISS SAIGON officially returns to Broadway tonight! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Visit With MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING
by Walter McBride - Mar 23, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 22th, 2017 - THE NEW YORKERS Bows at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE NEW YORKERS kicks off tonight as part of Encores! at City Center! (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Shows Off His Tongue Twisty Broadway Musical Singing on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jake Gyllenhaal chatted about the trickly singing he had to master to play pointillist painter Georges Seurat in the Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2017

Just last night, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, LES MISERABLES) with the company's eighth Stephen Sondheim Award. The award, established in 2009, is given to an individual for his or her career contributions to interpreting, supporting, and collaborating on Stephen Sondheim's music works. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Cameron Mackintosh with Stephen Sondheim Award
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2017

Just last night, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, LES MISERABLES) with the company's eighth Stephen Sondheim Award. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: March 20-26 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 20, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of March 20-26, 2017. (more...)

Don't Miss Gyllenhaal & Ashford in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE through April 23
by Contests - Broadway - Mar 20, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal and¬†Tony¬ģ winner Annaleigh Ashford open Broadway's new¬†Hudson Theatre¬†in the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine Pulitzer Prize-winning¬†masterpiece Sunday in the Park with George. The three-night only production¬†at City Center was one of the most rapturously acclaimed theatrical events¬†of the season, and now it is headed¬†to¬†the highly-anticipated new Hudson¬†Theatre where it will play a strictly limited engagement for 10 weeks only.¬† (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford Talks Relevance of SUNDAY and Children and Art
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Following its four night concert, Sunday in the Park with George jumped into a limited Broadway run and has made a paint splash in the theatre community. Star Annaleigh Ashford says she has forged a strong connection with the show and its message.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Ken Fallin - Mar 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford in Sunday in the Park with George. (more...)

Kritzerland Announces THE APRIL FOOLS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Kritzerland has announced a new concert event coming on Sunday, April 2, 2017 entitled "The April Fools." This entertaining evening will take place at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood, California. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Signature Theatre's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs now through March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 16, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 16, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS LADY GAGA to Feature Nick Adams, Claybourne Elder, Liz Larsen, and Lesli Margherita
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will present its 15th installment on May 8 at 8pm, honoring pop superstar Lady Gaga. The one-night-only concert will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of the eccentric singer, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bright Star Carmen Cusack Shines at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 16, 2017

Carmen Cusack's "Bright Star" never faded and was a gift from the heavens last night as she performed her cabaret act at Feinstein's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Actors Co-Op production of 33 VARIATIONS Extends Through 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce that the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season, the critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE!, Stage Raw TOP TEN, Ovation Recommended), smash-hit, Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MARCH 26at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Gets Five Cents of Advice from 'Little Known Facts' Host Ilana Levine
by Broadwaysted - Mar 14, 2017

'The Doctor is In' this week as we get Broadwaysted with actress and podcast buddy Ilana Levine! The crew is pouring out cider and red wine as we discuss our favorite kinds of apples and how cute it would be if a shark gave you a hickey. Ilana spills about her amazing experience with YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and the different ways she and her fellow cast members warmed up. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: March 13-19 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 13, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of March 13-19, 2017. (more...)

Afternoon Update: All Broadway Shows Currently On; MTA Suspends Above Ground and Express Service; Telecharge Offering Exchanges
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Bundle up, New York! Winter Storm Stella is on her way, and we're likely to be left with lots of snow, ice, and chaos in her wake. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/12/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 3/12/2017. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Birthday Time For Stephen Sondheim
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Mar 13, 2017

Jess here.  I've been counting down the days to March 22nd.  You might be wondering what the significance of this date is, or if you are a musical theatre buff, you may already know.  March 22nd marks the 87th birthday of one of the greatest composer/lyricists of all time: Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

BWW Review: MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Mar 13, 2017

Bad singers make interesting stories. After Meryl Streep got an Oscar nomination for her role as the classical world's Florence Foster Jenkins, last year, here comes Broadway's Debra Monk, warbling the pop repertoire of a mid-1960s musical misfit in a new musical full of Great White Way pedigree. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes WAR PAINT Associate Lighting Designer Paul Toben
by in 1: the podcast - Mar 13, 2017

Episode 70 is direct from Cory's kitchen and it's with Lighting Designer Paul Toben. Paul is currently in town serving as the Associate LD for the new Broadway musical War Paint, but he's with us today to do some deep excavating into the true nature of being a working designer. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Andy Kelso and Mara Davi to Headline 'UNITED IN LOVE' Concert in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Tony Award-winning actor Annaleigh Ashford will reunite with her Kinky Boots co-star (and fellow Colorado native) Andy Kelso for United in Love, a special concert event presented by Ebner-Page Productions and benefiting the Denver Actors Fund on Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 80124. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre Season 2016-2017 Concludes With Musical Revue: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2016-2017 37th Season concludes with a musical revue featuring songs of the incomparable Stephen Sondheim: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM: A Musical Entertainment, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Heat is on in Saigon (and Across the rest of NYC), AVENUE Q Reminds Us Trump is Just for Now, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week MISS SAIGON is the place to be during this chilly weather because the heat is on, AVENUE Q preps for charity with the uplifting reminder that problems like Trump are just for now, and company is shown all around from Broadway to off-Broadway to fabulous regional productions. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Spanish Performer Joan Vazquez Brings his Acclaimed Sondheim Show Back to London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Spanish performer Joan Vazquez brings back 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' as part of Live at Zedel summer season, after his acclaimed London debut last Fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Announces Additional Productions & World Premiere Readings for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced today a reading of the new musical Butterflies, as well as two additional productions, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

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