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The Plastics Are Coming! MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Begin Broadway Performances Next March
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Now according to an equity casting notice, the show will begin rehearsals for Broadway in February 2018, with preview performances set to begin March 10-12, 2018.  (more...)

FSU 'Noles Head to BROADWAY SESSIONS this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 31st Season with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZIN
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

STAGES St. Louis launches its 31st Season with a vivid tale as old as time itself, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Join STAGES in ancient Egypt June 2nd through July 2nd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood as this fun-filled musical entertainment returns to the STAGES stage by popular demand! (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Personal Connection to DEAR EVAN HANSEN Character
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2017

DEAR EVAN HANSEN star Ben Platt stopped by today's 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' to discuss the Tony-nominated musical. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

Exclamation Point! SOMETHING ROTTEN! Goes on Sale This Friday in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the completely original new musical Something Rotten! will go on sale to the general public Friday, May 12. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. (more...)

Emily Klein and CJ Eldred Headline 9th MADAME'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Emily Klein (Parade) and CJ Eldred (Book of Mormon - Tour) as the guests of honor at the March edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/7/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/8
by - May 8, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/7/2017. (more...)

Guy Lockard Joins Broadway Vets for BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Chicago's new hit concert series BROADWAY AT W welcomes Guy Lockard as special guest host on Monday, May 8th in the exquisite W Chicago- City Center Living Room. Lockard will lend his hosting and vocal talents for the concert beginning at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. W Chicago- City Center 172 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603. (more...)

Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

It's official! As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Which Broadway Bestie is HELLO, DOLLY!'s Gavin Creel Happiest For? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2017

As described by Gavin Creel himself, this Hello, Dolly! is a 'musical theatre miracle.' Equally miraculous is his performance as Cornelius Hackl, which just earned him a Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical. Below, watch as he chats about the role, plus explains why he is extra-excited for one of his fellow nominees! (more...)

Broadway in Boston Engagement of FINDING NEVERLAND On Sale 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Broadway In Boston, announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of FINDING NEVERLAND will go on sale to the public this Sunday, May 7th.  FINDING NEVERLAND will play a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House August 8-20, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arielle Jacobs and More Perform New Works During BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

This week The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop presented its top works in this year's showcase. The event was held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City and premiered performances of the best of songs written and composed by recent members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony honored workshop. BroadwayWorld has photos from the showcase below! (more...)

Announcing the Pittsburgh Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will open in Pittsburgh on May 30 for a two-week engagement at the Benedum Center May 30 - June 11. (more...)

ASU Gammage 2017-2018 Broadway Season Tickets On Sale 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

ASU Gammage is thrilled to announce season tickets for its 2017-2018 Desert Schools Broadway Across America - Arizona season will be available for purchase starting May 15 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/21/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/23
by - May 23, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/21/2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2017

Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. Directed by Broadway veteran Don Stephenson, with choreography by Melissa Zaremba, and music direction, arrangements and orchestrations by Benjamin Rauhala, performances are set to begin Thursday, June 1, 2017 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 15, 2017. Ryan Conway serves as Executive Producer. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Season Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off their 2017 Broadway Under the Stars season on June 16 with Another Openin' Another Show! celebrating the inspiring, memorable music and dance moments from Broadway and beyond. (more...)

Show-stopping Sugary Goodness At WEST END BAKE OFF 2017
by Cindy Marcolina - May 22, 2017

On a (thankfully) sunny Saturday afternoon, the thespians who usually inhabit London theatres turned bakers for the day. Benefitting Acting For Others, an umbrella name that represents 15 charities devoted to helping people in the theatre business, the West End Bake Off was a bounty of show-stopping sugary goodness. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 22-28, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 22-28, 2017. (more...)

Tyrone Huntley to Join Willemijn Verkaik Live in Concert at Cambridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar) just announced as a special guest for Willemijn Verkaik's one-night West End concert. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Words Fail First-Time Nominee Ben Platt of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2017

Dear Ben Platt,  Today is going to be a good day, and here's why. Today, you're a Tony nominee! Self-professed theatre geek Ben Platt is living the dream as a first time Tony nominee for is performance as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen. Watch below as he explains why the troubled teen and his story means so much to him. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour Two at ASU Gammage
by Lee Cooley - May 21, 2017

The Book of Mormon is just as irreverently funny now as it was when it opened in 2011. (more...)

42ND STREET Wins Third Annual West End Bake Off Benefiting Acting for Others
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

42ND Street were today announced as the winners of the third annual West End Bake Off in aid of theatrical charity Acting for Others. The winners, chosen by judges choreographer Arlene Phillips and Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee, were revealed at the event held today at St Pauls Actors Church in Covent Garden. (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Madison
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Madison for the week ending May 14, 2017 at Overture Center for the Arts grossing $1,515,721.80 for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: May 18, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - May 18, 2017

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

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

On Monday, May 22 (2:30PM) SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld will host Career Conversations with Andrew Rannells, Tony nominee for his performance in Falsettos. Moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at the Robin Williams Center (247 W 54th St). (more...)

Broadway Guest Artists Announced for Musical Theatre Preparatory Program!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Broadway actors Douglas Lyons and Jason Gotay visit the Playhouse as guest teaching artists for the Musical Theatre Preparatory Program. Running from July 10-July 21, this two week full-day intensive musical theatre program introduces and prepares young actors (3rd-8th grade) for future training and/or performance in music, dance and theater. Additionally, both Lyons and Gotay will hold evening master classes for ages 16 and up.    (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BYU Students and Alums Bring It at Broadway Sessions!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2017

You can take the boy out of Utah, but can you ever take the Utah out of the boy? Who knows, but a couple weeks back at Broadway Sessions, we did learn that you can bring the Utah to the boy. Full disclosure: I, Ben Cameron, grew up in the great red state of Utah, just a mile or two from Brigham Young University. So, although you may not have known, I have known for years just how sensational the training is in the BYU Music/Dance/Theatre program. Training so goodie resulted in starry careers for alumni Paul Canaan (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Alicia Shumway (The King and I), Zach Hess (The Book of Mormon), Michael Milkanin (Kinky Boots), Becca Petersen (Bandstand) and more. Check them out in action alongside the extremely talented '17 graduating MDT class.  (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 15-21, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - May 15, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 15-21, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/14/17
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/14/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/15
by - May 15, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/14/2017. (more...)

The Musicalization of Animation: How Broadway Made the Big Screen Sing
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2017

In 1937, Snow White advised us to whistle while we work. In 1940, Jiminy Cricket taught us the power of wishing upon a star. Sleeping Beauty walked with us once upon a dream in 1959, and in 1967, Baloo gave us life lessons in the bare necessities. The stories we remember, but it's the songs from our favorite animated movies that have left an even deeper impression. (more...)

BWW Previews: FINDING NEVERLAND at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - May 13, 2017

Finding Neverland  is coming to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts June 13 - 25, 2017. Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production, Best Direction and the Grosh Award for Best Scenic Design for the sixth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

Winners Announced for Inaugural Acting For Others' Presidential Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The winners were today announced for theatrical charity Acting For Others' inaugural Presidential Awards.  The awards celebrate the most supportive and successful fundraisers who have helped the charity raise £380,000 over the previous twelve months.  (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 5/12/2017
by BWW - May 12, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 5/12/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - May 12, 2017

Hello; my name is Elder Rawson and I would like to talk to you about a most amazing musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - FALSETTOS' Andrew Rannells
by Walter McBride - May 12, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Falsettos- Andrew Rannells, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

BWW Review: A Fun Stageworks Journey to AVENUE Q
by Peter Nason - May 11, 2017

Funny and serious, cynical and heartwarming at the same time, it's extremely enjoyable but offers nothing new or revelatory. (more...)

VIDEO: Why Does Tina Fey Compare MEAN GIRLS Cast Members to Justin Timberlake?
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Tina Fey revealed details of the highly anticipated musical MEAN GIRLS heading to Broadway in March 2018. (more...)

WEST END BAKE OFF Announces Arlene Phillips, Dame Barbara Windsor, and Janie Dee as Judges
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Today, West End Bake Off, in aid of theatrical charity Acting for Others, announces Dame Barbara Windsor will return to the judging panel for a third year alongside first time Bake Off judges Arlene Phillips and Janie Dee. The third annual West End Bake Off will take place at The Actor's Church St Pauls on Saturday 20 May. (more...)

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