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Queer Composers For Orlando Benefit Set for Loft227 This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Queer Composers For Orlando Concert will be hosted at Midtown Manhattan's Loft227 on July 14th, in one of the largest gatherings of contemporary Musical Theater composers for a very special evening. (more...)

comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of July 31, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

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Photo Flash: Broadway Catches Some Zzzs for Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

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's edition features some backstage shots from the Broadway company of Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and more! (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' to Bring Comedy to Starlight Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical in 2014, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, takes cheeky musical comedy to a whole new level when it takes the stage at Starlight Theatre on Aug. 9-14. The hilarious hit musical is Starlight's seventh show of the 2016 Broadway season - and the fifth national touring production to make its Kansas City premiere at the iconic outdoor theatre this summer! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese to Rule the School as New Principal in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Just in, Jenn Gambatese will rule the school in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 when she succeeds Sierra Boggess as Principal Rosalie Mullins. (more...)

Official Trailer - SPACE DOGS: ADVENTURE TO THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Epic Pictures Group will release SPACE DOGS: ADVENTURE TO THE MOON in select cities on August 26, National Dog Day.  The film is the sequel to the beloved global hit Space Dogs 3D, which grossed over $30M worldwide.  The announcement was made today by Epic Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald and Co-Founder Shaked Berenson.  (more...)

SPACE DOGS: ADVENTURE TO THE MOON Movie Landing at Arizona Theaters This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

On August 26th 2016, otherwise known as National Dog Day, get ready for the journey of a lifetime with the "Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon"! (more...)

Moonlight Youth Theatre Offers Theatre Internships for Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Moonlight Cultural Foundation announces its new internship program through Moonlight Youth Theatre in partnership with the Vista Education Foundation. The year-round program will offer several internship opportunities for local middle and high school youth who are interested in musical theatre production and design. (more...)

Exclusive Breaking News: Disney to Film NEWSIES Live in August; Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay to Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Now IS the time to seize the day! BroadwayWorld has learned that Disney will film NEWSIES this August, at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Returning for the filming will be original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay. The production, currently on tour plays the Pantages from Aug. 30, 2016 - Sept. 4, 2016. There is no word yet if the production is headed towards the big or small screen, or who else might be joining or re-joining the cast for the filming. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Alum Brian Justin Crum Moves On to AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Top 36
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Broadway alum Brian Justin Crum is among the top 36 contestants on this season of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. (more...)

LeEco: 'Letv Membership for Z-Generation' Brand Debuts Globally at SDCC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of July 24, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

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Casting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Charlotte engagement of Disney's  NEWSIES.   The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14.  (more...)

'Letv Membership for Z-Generation' Brand Debuts Globally at SDCC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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Jesse Corbin and Kelly Strandemo Join LION, WITCH & WARDROBE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Off Broadway Family Theatre has announced new cast members for its long running production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, which plays Saturdays at 11 AM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC. (more...)

HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

There is a whole new Hamilton cast to get to know, and BroadwayWorld is here to help. Get to know the new Chicago company below! (more...)

World Premieres by Rajiv Joseph & David Henry Hwang, Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES Highlight CTG's 50th Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Center Theatre Group celebrates 50 years in the iconic Mark Taper Forum with the 2017-2018 season announced today by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season features five plays that represent the past, present and future of the theatre, plus a special immersive event on the streets of Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: MARY POPPINS - The Lexington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Lexington Theatre Company is thrilled to present its second season production Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins,playing at The Lexington Opera House through July 17, Mary Poppins is presented by Variety Live at the Opera House, with Co-Producing Sponsor, KentuckyOne Health. (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

David Henry Hwang and Christopher Chen to Chat CAUGHT and More at MOCA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Play Company in collaboration with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is pleased to present a special event on Thursday, July 28 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Breaking News: Karen Olivo, Alexander Gemignani & Miguel Cervantes Will Lead HAMILTON in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

KAREN OLIVO, who electrified audiences with her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY, returns to the stage as the brilliant and beautiful Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Joining Ms. Olivo in Chicago are Broadway veterans MIGUEL CERVANTES as Alexander Hamilton, and ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI as King George III. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

TARZAN Begins Performances Tomorrow at Mt. Gretna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Directed by Thomas Cote, Disney's Tarzan swings into the open-air beauty of the iconic Mt. Gretna Playhouse on Thursday, July 14th and runs through the 24th.  (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Announces Cast for Chicago Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago engagement of Disney's NEWSIES. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) on Thursday, July 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 7. (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...)

Sorteos BWW: Te invitamos a ver a Daniel Diges en Concierto
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld Spain te invita a ver a Daniel Diges en concierto con Calle Broadway el proximo sabado 23 de julio a las 22.15h en el Teatro Egaleo de Leganes. (more...)

Christina DeCicco Leads Lexington Theatre Company's MARY POPPINS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Lexington Theatre Company will present its second season production Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. Set to play at The Lexington Opera House July 14-17, Mary Poppins is presented by Variety Live at the Opera House, with Co-Producing Sponsor, KentuckyOne Health. (more...)

Super Bowl Champ Shannon Sharpe Joins FOX Sports
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe joins FOX Sports to face his biggest opponent yet: Skip Bayless. (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company Announces 2016 -2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The acclaimed and award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company in Rohnert Park, Calif. has announced its upcoming season, presented in its two theaters at Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park, Calif. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese Starts Her Tenure in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Jenn Gambatese will rule the school in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical beginning tonight, August 9, 2016, when she succeeds Sierra Boggess as Principal Rosalie Mullins. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 7
by Audition Roundup - Aug 7, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 7, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

SOUND BITES 4.0 is Calling All Writers and Composers!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Theatre Now New York has announced it is accepting online submissions for SOUND BITES 4.0, a 10-minute musical theatre festival and benefit, now through Saturday, October 1, 2016. The festival offers composers, lyricists, and librettists the opportunity to showcase their work in front of theatre-goers and industry professionals. (more...)

Crónica de un musical mexicano en el New York Musical Fest
by Lola Arruti - Aug 29, 2016

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NEWSIES to Hold Digital Lottery for Pantages Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The highly anticipated Los Angeles return of Disney's NEWSIES begins performances next week on Tuesday, August 30 at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a one-week engagement through Sunday, September 4. Disney Theatrical Productions and the Nederlander Organization are announcing that a day-of-performance DIGITAL lottery for a limited number of $20 orchestra seats will be held daily. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Alum Brian Justin Crum Advance to Semi Finals of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Broadway alum Brian Justin Crum delivered another showstopping performance on last night's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT to advance to the semi-final round! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016. (more...)

Former Broadway Dancer Admits to Murdering Boyfriend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

According to the New York Daily News, Marcus Bellamy, a former Broadway ensemble member of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and Disney's Tarzan, admitted via two disturbing Facebook posts that he had killed his boyfriend. The first reads, 'Forgive me. I did it because I love you. I love you all. I love you also. He told me love and hate are the same emotion. Forgive me. I know not what I do. I did it for love. For god. On high,' while the second reads 'I am god. I give life and can take it away. So let it be. #therapture' (more...)

Freeform to Present ALADDIN & More Disney Classics This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Fall is fast approaching and with it, a new school year, changing weather and before you know it, the holidays! Take one last relaxing weekend to watch some of your favorite comforting Disney classics during Freeform's Funday programming event (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Massey Talks A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Winspear Opera House
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - Aug 16, 2016

It was a delight to chat with Broadway actor Kevin Massey, currently starring in the national tour of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, playing at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas this August. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Lana Gordon Hits the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Lana Gordon in the role of Velma Kelly beginning tonight, Monday, August 15 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of August 14, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 14
by Audition Roundup - Aug 14, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 14, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Alexander Skarsgard Stars in Dark Action Comedy WAR ON EVERYONE
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Award-winning writer-director of 'The Guard & Calvary', John Michael McDonagh crosses the globe for his much-anticipated third film. WAR ON EVERYONE, a jet-black action comedy starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña and Theo James. (more...)

Breaking News: Ben Fankhauser & Andrew Keenan-Bolger Join NEWSIES Live; Set to Hit Theatres in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events announced today that the Tony® Award-winning musical NEWSIES will make its worldwide cinema debut in early 2017, starring Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as 'Jack Kelly.' (more...)

Meet Your New Principal: Jenn Gambatese Joins SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Ashley LaChant - Aug 1, 2016

Jenn Gambatese has been tapped to join the cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway, succeeding Sierra Boggess in the role of Rosalie Mullins after Boggess plays her last performance on August 9th, 2016. No stranger to the stage, Gambatese has originated the Broadway roles of Jane in Tarzan and Natalie in All Shook Up, played Glinda in the first national tour of Wicked, and was also on Broadway in: Hairspray, Is He Dead?, A Year with Frog and Toad, and made her B'way debut in Footloose. (more...)

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