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Canadian Music Theatre Project to Stage Four New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (the 'CMTP') has enjoyed tremendous success, launching new musicals that are being produced and further developed by leading theatres around the world. (more...)

Revival of First-Ever American Musical THE BLACK CROOK to Begin This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

In honor of its 150th anniversary Joshua William Gelb and company revive The Black Crook, the first ever American musical, at the Abrons Arts Center this fall. That is, if you believe the myth. (more...)

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces Extensions for F#@KING UP EVERYTHING and SING, BUT DON'T TELL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2009

Due to popular demand, the following shows have added additional performances: F#@KING UP EVERYTHING - Sat, Oct 17 at 11pm SING, BUT DON'T TELL - Sun, Oct 18 at 3pm (more...)

BWW Review: Landmark Musical THE BLACK CROOK Returns To New York
by Michael Dale - Sep 28, 2016

Just as modern New York City evolved from a combination of immigrant societies that eventually mingled into one great metropolis, the major art form created by the city, the American musical play, evolved from a combination of stage entertainments these immigrant societies brought with them. (more...)

Revival of First-Ever American Musical THE BLACK CROOK Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

In honor of its 150th anniversary Joshua William Gelb and company revive The Black Crook, the first ever American musical, at the Abrons Arts Center this fall. That is, if you believe the myth. (more...)

NYMF Announces Extensions for ENCORE, FAT CAMP, F#@KING UP EVERYTHING & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2009

Due to popular demand, the following shows have added additional performances: Encore: Friday, October 2nd at 5pm Fat Camp: Friday, October 2nd at 4pm (more...)

Broadway Musicals: Show by Show Seventh Edition Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

Since the first edition in 1985, Broadway Musicals: Show by Show has been Broadway's most comprehensive and widely used reference book. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 12, 2015
by - Sep 12, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

NYMF Announces Casting For 2009 Festival, Extensions Announced for COUNT TO TEN, HURRICANE and PLAGUED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

In the glory days of the movie musical, folks joked that MGM stood for 'Makes Great Musicals' and it boasted more stars than in the heavens. (more...)

Theatre Notables Sondheim, Ziegfield, Simon & More Amongst 'New York City 400'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

The NYC400 is the first-ever list of New York City's ultimate movers and shakers since the City's founding?from politics, the arts, business, sports, science, and entertainment. (more...)

Nick Spangler Leads 'Fantasy Football: The Musical?' At NYMF 10/1-10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is proud to present the World Premiere of David Ingber's Bromatic Comedy, Fantasy Football: The Musical?, directed by Adam Arian with musical direction by Brian Usifer and choreography by Nancy Renee Braun. Performances will begin on October 1 -October 8 at The Barrow Group Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Nick Spangler Leads 'Fantasy Football: The Musical?' At NYMF 10/1-10/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is proud to present the World Premiere of David Ingber's Bromatic Comedy, Fantasy Football: The Musical?, directed by Adam Arian with musical direction by Brian Usifer and choreography by Nancy Renee Braun. Performances will begin on October 1 -October 8 at The Barrow Group Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces More Extensions: R.R.R.E.D: A Secret Musical and Gay Bride of Frankenstein
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

Due to popular demand, the following shows have added additional performances this week: R.R.R.E.D: A Secret Musical - Thursday, Oct. 8 at 11pm Gay Bride of Frankenstein - Saturday, Oct. 10 at 11pm (more...)

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces Extensions for F#@KING UP EVERYTHING and SING, BUT DON'T TELL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2009

Due to popular demand, the following shows have added additional performances: F#@KING UP EVERYTHING - Sat, Oct 17 at 11pm SING, BUT DON'T TELL - Sun, Oct 18 at 3pm (more...)

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces Extensions for F#@KING UP EVERYTHING and SING, BUT DON'T TELL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2009

Due to popular demand, the following shows have added additional performances: F#@KING UP EVERYTHING - Sat, Oct 17 at 11pm SING, BUT DON'T TELL - Sun, Oct 18 at 3pm (more...)

Nick Spangler Leads 'Fantasy Football: The Musical?' At NYMF 10/1-10/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is proud to present the World Premiere of David Ingber's Bromatic Comedy, Fantasy Football: The Musical?, directed by Adam Arian with musical direction by Brian Usifer and choreography by Nancy Renee Braun. Performances will begin on October 1 -October 8 at The Barrow Group Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Finalistas #PremiosBww Mejor Musical
by Victor Pastor Giner - Nov 27, 2015

LADY, BE GOOD!; MAR I CEL; PRISCILLA, REINA DEL DESIERTO y SISTER ACT optan al galardon al Mejor Musical en esta quinta edicion de los Premios del Publico BroadwayWorld Spain. El misterio se desvelara la proxima noche del 30 de noviembre en el Teatro Bodevil de Madrid. (more...)

NUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Nutcracker: Part I, The Workshop: An immersive, dance-theatre reimagining of the classic ballet, performed in the cavernous Knockdown Center, depicts the life-story of a woman (and dancer) named Clara. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - May 24, 2015

EOT has created a true winner here--a gorgeous production of the highest quality with performances that I will not soon forget and technical aspects that elevate it way beyond any community theatre fare.  (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Behind AND THE CURTAIN RISES with Kristin Hanggi at Signature!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2011

Virginia's Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre, through its groundbreaking American Musical Voices Project (AMVP), presents the musical comedy And the Curtain Rises (formerly known as Wheatley's Folly). Beginning performances on Thursday, March 17, 2011, And the Curtain Rises marks the third production presented as part of Signature's AMVP, the largest commissioning program for new musicals in the country, following Michael John LaChiusa's Giant in 2009 and Ricky Ian Gordon's Sycamore Trees last year. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 5, 2016
by - Mar 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - March 5, 2010
by - Mar 5, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Hanggi's BEHIND THE CURTAIN RISES at Signature - Part 3
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2011

Welcome back to Inside Behind the Curtain Rises! In this exclusive BroadwayWorld special, Tony nominated director Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) takes you inside the rehearsal room for her new production at Signature Theatre. Click below for the final installment, the making of the finale! (more...)

Signature Theatre Hosts Pride Night Celebration 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Signature Theatre will be hosting their traditional "Pride Night" on Friday, March 25, 2011 - a special event for members of the GLBT community. (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Inside AND THE CURTAIN RISES with Kristin Hanggi at Signature Theatre Part 2!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2011

Welcome back to Inside Behind the Curtain Rises! In this exclusive BroadwayWorld special, Tony nominated director Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) takes you inside the rehearsal room for her new production at Signature Theatre. (more...)

Signature Theatre Hosts Pride Night Celebration 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011

Signature Theatre will be hosting their traditional "Pride Night" on Friday, March 25, 2011 - a special event for members of the GLBT community. (more...)

Joshua William Gelb's Blind Alley Guy Plays Incubator Arts June 23-July 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

Joshua William Gelb's Blind Alley Guy: Notes for an Unfinished Play by Eugene O'Neill plays June 23 - July 2 (more...)

Joshua William Gelb's Blind Alley Guy Plays Incubator Arts June 23-July 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

Joshua William Gelb's Blind Alley Guy: Notes for an Unfinished Play by Eugene O'Neill plays June 23 - July 2 (more...)

PARTY IN THE USA to Begin 7/19 at Incubator Arts Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Joshua William Gelb and David McGee present PARTY IN THE USA, directed by Joshua William Gelb and written by David McGee, at the Incubator Arts Project, running July 19 through the 28th. The cast features: Featuring: John Gasper, Eric Clem, Laura Moss, Wil Petre, and Caleb Hammond?. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Workshop/Weekend Comes To The Loft 7/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2009

A musical about mayhem behind the scenes at a soap opera, another about the space love leaves behind when it goes, and a third about whatever a talented group of area teens decide to make it about are all coming to downtown Dayton as part of The Human Race Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Workshop/Weekend July 17-19. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/19/2016 - SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 19, 2016

Today's big news: Shakespeare in the Park's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA begins tonight! (more...)

PARTY IN THE USA Begins Tonight at Incubator Arts Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Joshua William Gelb and David McGee present PARTY IN THE USA, directed by Joshua William Gelb and written by David McGee, at the Incubator Arts Project, running tonight, July 19 through the 28th. The cast features: Featuring: John Gasper, Eric Clem, Laura Moss, Wil Petre, and Caleb Hammond. (more...)

VIDEO: Historic Musical THE BLACK CROOK Seeks Funding For 150th Anniversary Production
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

The spectacular 19th Century production is traditionally regarded as the first American musical comedy. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Workshop/Weekend Comes To The Loft 7/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2009

A musical about mayhem behind the scenes at a soap opera, another about the space love leaves behind when it goes, and a third about whatever a talented group of area teens decide to make it about are all coming to downtown Dayton as part of The Human Race Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Workshop/Weekend July 17-19. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

Joshua William Gelb's Blind Alley Guy Plays Incubator Arts June 23-July 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2011

Joshua William Gelb's Blind Alley Guy: Notes for an Unfinished Play by Eugene O'Neill plays June 23 - July 2 (more...)

Corbin Bleu, Colleen Zenk and Randy Brooks to Star in FAMILY SHOTS at The Human Race Theatre, 1/22-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Dayton's premier professional regional theatre continues its legacy of developing new works and its long-standing relationship with New York writer Michael Slade as it prepares for the first ever production of Slade's latest play, Family Shots, at downtown's The Loft Theatre. Charming family patriarch Sam Baker lies in a hospital bed, recovering from an apparent heart attack, but his wife, Marsha, won't stop making the crisis all about her -- much to the dismay of their son, Aaron. The young photographer wonders why his parents even stay together while he and his husband, Malcolm, deal with their own issues as newlyweds. Intimate, yet universal, Family Shots is a wildly funny and touching comedy about marriage -- its joys, challenges and responsibilities -- and what's worth fighting for. The production runs January 22 - February 8, 2015. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.  Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.  The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.   (more...)

Corbin Bleu, Colleen Zenk and Randy Brooks Star in FAMILY SHOTS, Opening Tonight at The Human Race Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Dayton's premier professional regional theatre continues its legacy of developing new works and its long-standing relationship with New York writer Michael Slade as it prepares for the first ever production of Slade's latest play, Family Shots, at downtown's The Loft Theatre. Charming family patriarch Sam Baker lies in a hospital bed, recovering from an apparent heart attack, but his wife, Marsha, won't stop making the crisis all about her -- much to the dismay of their son, Aaron. The young photographer wonders why his parents even stay together while he and his husband, Malcolm, deal with their own issues as newlyweds. Intimate, yet universal, Family Shots is a wildly funny and touching comedy about marriage -- its joys, challenges and responsibilities -- and what's worth fighting for. The production runs tonight, January 22 - February 8, 2015. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 18th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 18, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Russell Crowe's Chicago vocal coach, a hot new Broadway star, three productions at the North Shore Center, 'Show Boat,' Jessie and Darren's dreams come true and more.... (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Hanggi Helms AND THE CURTAIN RISES at Signature Theatre; Begins 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, through its groundbreaking American Musical Voices Project (AMVP), announces the world premiere of the musical comedy And the Curtain Rises (formerly known as Wheatley's Folly). Beginning performances on Thursday, March 17, 2011, And the Curtain Rises marks the third production presented as part of Signature's AMVP, the largest commissioning program for new musicals in the country, following Michael John LaChiusa's Giant in 2009 and Ricky Ian Gordon's Sycamore Trees last year. The Washington Post has said that 'Signature's AMVP is the most ambitious embrace of new musical theater in the DC region.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 23, 2015
by - Dec 23, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 18, 2015
by - Dec 18, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 12, 2015
by - Dec 12, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Ordway's BROADWAY SONGBOOK: THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY is Once Again an Informative and Entertaining Look at Musical Theater History
by Jill Schafer - Aug 8, 2014

The Ordway is opening its fourth season of the BROADWAY SONGBOOK series with a retrospective of the first 100 years of Broadway. If you're like me, your first question is - when did Broadway begin? It's debatable, but Professor James Rocco - who presides over what feels like a college seminar on musical theater history with live show-and-tell by the Twin Cities' best musical theater performers - tells us that the beginning of Broadway can be marked by The Black Crook in 1866. This is just one of the things you'll learn in this BROADWAY SONGBOOK, but don't worry, it is anything but dry and pedantic. The stories are fascinating and entertaining (at least to a musical theater nerd like myself), James has chosen just the right collection of songs to illustrate his points, and music director Raymond Berg has beautifully arranged the songs, which are performed with much passion, emotion, and humor by the talented cast of actor/singer/dancers. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Previews the September 2016 Theatre Calendar
by Maxamoo - Aug 31, 2016

We describe 10 shows we're are excited to see in September and then add 13 more shows in a lightning round. That's a lot of theater. Did we miss anything? Let us know on Twitter at Maxamoo, Jose, Jack, and Lindsay. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 18, 2015
by - Aug 18, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - August 18, 2010
by - Aug 18, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Human Race Announces 'New Era Of Play Development'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2011

The death of long-time Human Race Theatre Artistic Director Marsha Hanna has led to life for a new program of play development. (more...)

First American Musical THE BLACK CROOK to Play Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

In honor of its 150th anniversary Joshua William Gelb and company revive The Black Crook, the first ever American musical, at the Abrons Arts Center this fall. That is, if you believe the myth. (more...)

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