Photo Flash: Remembering John McMartin
by Walter McBride - Jul 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin has passed away at the age of 86. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES.  (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen, John McMartin Passes Away at 86
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

According to multiple reports, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin has passed away at the age of 86. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES. (more...)

BWW Interview: MONSTAH BLACK; Becoming a Fabulous Creature and Processing, Part I
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 7, 2016

You know how some people are effortlessly glamorous even when they are meeting up for a simple chat? The describes Monstah Black with whom I met a month ago to discuss his upcoming show at Dixon Place, "HYPERBOLIC! (The Last Spectacle)". Monstah is a handsome black man with impeccable style even when he is lounging and taking it easy. He and his husband, Manchild Black, are legends in the club and music scene. (more...)

VIDEOS: Remembering John McMartin On Stage and Screen
by Michael Dale - Jul 7, 2016

Video highlights of the the charming and versatile star from Broadway, television and film. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Bid To Meet SWEET CHARITY's Sutton Foster, Support The New Group
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers an opening night photo-op with Sutton Foster and the cast of Sweet Charity. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - Live from Broadway, Comes to New Orleans this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, will arrive in New Orleans Oct. 25 - 30, 2016, at the Saenger Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE ILLUSIONISTS is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season.  (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS to Launch Broadway in Orlando Series; Tickets on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live from Broadway will play the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Walt Disney Theater from October 4 - 9, 2016 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

Corinne Melancon Leads THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

One of STAGES most frequently requested shows and winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, makes its triumphant return to the STAGES stage. (more...)

Broadway Theatre Titan James M. Nederlander Passes Away at 94
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

According to the New York Post, Broadway James M. Nederlander passed away last night, July 25. He was 94 years old.  (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND Coming to Bridge Street Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Her talent is legendary, her true story electrifying. The iconic Judy Garland comes to vivid dramatic life in Billy Van Zandt's 'The Property Known as Garland', slated for performance at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, Fridays through Sundays from August 19th until the 28th. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff Flip Their Wigs at Encores! Off-Center Jamboree
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

The two Broadway stars teamed up for an unforgettable variation of 'Forget About The Boy.' (more...)

New Play JESS AND JOE FOREVER To Tour The UK
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

Zoe Cooper's layered and thoughtful new play about finding your place in the world. Following its run at the Orange Tree it will also tour to 11 venues: Live Theatre Newcastle, Watford Palace, and with house, a project managed by Farnham Maltings, to venues in Havant, Canterbury, Norwich, Sheringham, Colchester, Harlow, Didcot, Petersfield and to Farnham Maltings. (more...)

The Greenhouse Theater Center Presents MOTHER (AND ME)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

'Mother (and me)' comes to the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) for a limited engagement, running Aug 4 - 14 as part of the Greenhouse's 'Solo Celebration!' series. Written and performed by Broadway veteran and comedian Melinda Buckley and presented as originally directed by Kimberly Senior. 'Mother (and me)' tells the auto-biographical tale of a larger-than-life Hungarian 'Mama Rose' and her 'Broadway baby' as they experience a shifting dynamic in their relationship. This hilariously honest solo show won the 'Best of Fest' award at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, and was originally developed and produced by Barabara Whitman Productions. (more...)

DONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Set to Return to Sydney Next Week for 10 Days Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

After making waves across the country, cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors returns home to Sydney next week for its penultimate season. With a slew of recently announced Helpmann Award nominations including Best Male Actor in a Musical, Best Female Actor in a Musical, Best Director of a Musical and Best Choreography in a Musical, this production has received rave reviews in every major Australian capital city. Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production lands at Sydney's Roslyn Packer Theatre for 12 days only before concluding its run in Perth. (more...)

DIVAS 'A LA CARTE to Reunite at the Arthur Newman Theater This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

'Divas 'A La Carte' starring singers Joanne Juliette Lapointe, Kathryn Lowe, and Debi Wheeler-Ure, hits the stage at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert for a 2 PM show on Sunday, August 7, 2016 with pianist Rob Woyshner. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights This Week in Memory of John McMartin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Broadway community mourns the loss of five-time Tony Award-nominated actor John McMartin, who passed away on July 6th at age 86. The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

 One of STAGES most frequently requested shows and winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, makes its triumphant return to the STAGES stage. A musical about people who love musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone offers a delightful and hilarious testament to the transformative power of Musical Theatre. This Tony Award-winning show features a laugh-a-minute script and one show-stopping song and dance number after another. (more...)

TexARTS Opening Friday with ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour,The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runsAugust 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Shuler Hensley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett & More Join Sutton Foster in New Group's SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New Group has announced additional casting for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season.  Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and directed by Leigh Silverman, this production features Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Shuler Hensley, Sasha Hutchings, Donald Jones, Jr., Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett and Joel Perez, and as previously announced, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Charity Hope Valentine.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 2 - December 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Announces Cast for Australian Premiere of SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to announce the cast of SIDE SHOW, due to play a strictly limited four-week season at Hayes Theatre Co from September 23. This will be the Australian premiere of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical that tells a stunning tale of sisterhood. With music from the composer of Dreamgirls, SIDE SHOW is based on the remarkable real-life story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and their transition from 'circus freaks' to megastars. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!' (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

The Grand 1894 Opera House Presents STEPPIN' OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents Steppin' Out Live with Ben Vereen, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)

Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2016 Performing Arts Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a premier performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough College is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough aims to bring top notch performing arts to South Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/23/2016 - CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 23, 2016

Today's big news: Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik's 'LOVER, BELOVED' gets a Houston workshop tonight, the Rockettes celebrate CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST, and the cast of WAITRESS performs today at Barnes & Noble! (more...)

SISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier, is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration. (more...)

Rory O'Malley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Telly Leung and More Slated for BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Join us for the first annual BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER, an all-star Broadway benefit concert to honor all of the loved ones we've lost to cancer and raise money to train our canine friends to save lives. (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced a two-week extension for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The 92Y has announced its Fall 2016 theater season, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Pam MacKinnon, Sutton Foster and more. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

Stage Traffic Productions Announces Premiere of New Musical THIS LITTLE LIFE OF MINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The World Premiere of This Little Life of Mine will run at Park Theatre for a limited season from 4 October - 29 October, with press night on 5 October. This brilliant, brand new production will run in Park90, and will be the first musical drama to examine the real lives of modern Londoners, with the pressure of high expectation and the worry of underachieving.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alison Ewing Brings CABARET to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 19, 2016

Alson Ewing talks about playing Fraulein Kost and being a part of the 50th Anniversary tour of one of Roundabout Theatre's most sucessful shows, CABARET (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

Have a Lark with BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and SCHOOL OF ROCK's Will Blum!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - Aug 16, 2016

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring SCHOOL OF ROCK's 'Dewey' alternate, Will Blum! (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: How Will Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Be Different from Others? Director Leigh Silverman Tells All!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2016

So how will this version of the show stand out from those that have come before? Watch below as director Leigh Silverman explains! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/13-8/14/2016
by - Aug 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 14, 2016 - Sunday, August 14, 2016. (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND to Play Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Her talent is legendary, her true story electrifying. The iconic Judy Garland comes to vivid dramatic life in Billy Van Zandt's "The Property Known as Garland", slated for performance at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, Fridays through Sundays from August 19th until the 28th. (more...)

LINDA CLIFFORD – LIVE IN CONCERT! Friday, August 26 at Unity in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Unity in Chicago is pleased to present 1980's disco legend LINDA CLIFFORD - LIVE IN CONCERT! This one night only event will be held Friday, August 26, 2016 at Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome Ave. in Chicago. The five-time Grammy nominee will perform an evening of hits including "If My Friends Could See Me Now," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Runaway Love," Fame's "Red Light" and other chart-toppers.  (more...)

Photo Flash: texARTS Production of ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour, The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), Russel Taylor (St. George's Theatre, London, Romeo and Juliet), Daniel Cline (Austin Theatre Project, The Rocky Horror Show), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/10/2016 - CHILDREN OF EDEN in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 10, 2016

Today's big news: CHILDREN OF EDEN returns to London tonight, and Leslie Odom Jr. performs on THE VIEW today! (more...)

Broadway In Chicago to Dim Marquee Lights to Honor James M. Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

?Broadway In Chicago and the Broadway community mourn the loss of Chairman of the Nederlander Organization, theatre owner/operator, producer and presenter James M. Nederlander, who passed away on July 25 at age 94 by honoring the Broadway tradition of dimming the marquee lights. (more...)

BWW Interview: Let the Sun Shine In: Mark Martino Directs MAMMA MIA at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 1, 2016

"We are excited to have the audience open its eyes to some sunshine. [Artistic Director] Curt Dale Clark and I were just saying this morning that this has been an intense season so far, and Fiddler on the Roof and Evita cannot let in much sun. But we stream that light in Mamma Mia, and we hope it will provide a chance to breathe in the joy of the Greek Isles. If we do it right, we will all feel an uplift." Director/choreographer Mark Martino is waxing eloquent about his latest project and one which constitutes his Maine State Music Theatre debut: a new production of the 2001 Broadway smash it musical Mamma Mia, based on the songs of ABBA. Martino has what he calls "a very short history" with the show, having mounted a production for the first time in June of this year at the Theatre Aspen. "The two will be staged very differently," he explains. "Aspen is a 200-seat thrust stage, and here they have a 600-seat proscenium theatre. The Pickard Theater gives me an opportunity to expand the show. Our cast at MSMT is about one third larger than in Colorado - some twenty-seven actors - which is even a bit larger than the twenty-four in the original Broadway production. The production values are going to be large and lavish, and the cast has a huge amount of energy, so for me it is an opportunity to revisit the show and make different pictures and entirely different choreography." (more...)

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