STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for THE TOXIC AVENGER at Southwark PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: New Trailer for THE TOXIC AVENGER at Southwark Playhouse
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, directed by Benji Sperring with musical director Alex Beetschen. Performances run now through Saturday 21 May 2016. Click below for a new trailer featuring highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TOXIC AVENGER at Southwark PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at THE TOXIC AVENGER at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, directed by Benji Sperring with musical director Alex Beetschen. Press night was last night 26 April at 7.30pm, and performances run through Saturday 21 May 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: May 5, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: May 5, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 5, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: April 15-21, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James Announce the 2016 Tony Nominations!Photo Coverage: Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James Announce the 2016 Tony Nominations!
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2016

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement was hosted by former co-stars of Broadway's The Book of Mormon earlier this week: past Tony Award-winner Nikki M. James and past Tony-nominee and Grammy Award-winner Andrew Rannells. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special morning below! (more...)

The Ensemblist Podcast to Join NYC Podfest with Special GuestsThe Ensemblist Podcast to Join NYC Podfest with Special Guests
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

On May 22 at 8:15pm, The Ensemblist's Nikka Graff Lanzarone?and Mo Brady will host an evening of performances by Broadway's best singer­songwriters as part of NYC Podfest?. John Arthur Greene?(Matilda The Musical, West Side Story), Janet Krupin?(If/Then, Hands on a Hardbody) and Douglas Lyons?(Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon) will each perform original music and take part in an intimate conversation about their Broadway careers, songwriting influences, and more. (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance, Rob McClure! Tony Nominee Will Succeed Brian d'Arcy James in SOMETHING ROTTEN!Welcome to the Renaissance, Rob McClure! Tony Nominee Will Succeed Brian d'Arcy James in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Broadway's ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Rob McClure (Chaplin, Honeymoon in Vegas, Noises Off) as "Nick Bottom" the first week of June when he assumes the role from Brian d'Arcy James, who will play his final performance on Sunday, May 29. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMOM to Return to The Wharton Center in JuneTHE BOOK OF MORMOM to Return to The Wharton Center in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, which played a recordbreaking and sold out week long run in 2014 returns to East Lansing for a limited engagement June 14-19, 2016 at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall. (more...)


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Photo: First Look - Rory O'Malley Appears in New Feature Comedy MOTHER'S DAYPhoto: First Look - Rory O'Malley Appears in New Feature Comedy MOTHER'S DAY
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Rory O'Malley appears in Garry Marshall's new feature film MOTHER'S DAY, starring Julia Roberts. The HAMILTON star turned to Facebook to share a first look at his appearance in the comedy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego OperaSTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-sopranoFrederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bassKevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes.  Check out the interview below with mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Minneapolis EngagementTHE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Minneapolis Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, returns to Minneapolis for a limited run May 10-29 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave.) as part of the Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season. The production in Minneapolis is pleased to announce a pre-show ticket lottery, making a limited number of tickets available for $25 each, cash only, at the Orpheum Theater Box Office. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/3/2016 - 2016 Tony Nominations and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/3/2016 - 2016 Tony Nominations and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 3, 2016

Today's big news: The 2016 Tony nominations will be announced bright and early this morning, and we're streaming them live! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Andrew Rannells & Nikki M. James Announce 2016 Tony Award NominationsFREEZE FRAME: Andrew Rannells & Nikki M. James Announce 2016 Tony Award Nominations
by Walter McBride - May 3, 2016

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement was hosted by former co-stars of Broadway's The Book of Mormon earlier this morning: past Tony Award-winner Nikki M. James and past Tony-nominee and Grammy Award-winner Andrew Rannells. Check out a first look at the announcement below! (more...)

HAMILTON bate el record con 16 nominaciones a los Premios TonyHAMILTON bate el record con 16 nominaciones a los Premios Tony
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 3, 2016

Hoy se han anunciado las nominaciones a la 70ª Edicion de los Premios Tony y el musical HAMILTON ha batido el record con 16 nominaciones (more...)

Breaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental LabBreaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound FROZEN has officially found its Anna for this week's developmental lab! (more...)

Harvey Fierstein, Andrew Rannells & More Set for Trevor LIVE New YorkHarvey Fierstein, Andrew Rannells & More Set for Trevor LIVE New York
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway stars will join New York's LGBTQ community and allies at The Marriott Marquis to celebrate "TrevorLIVE New York," an inspiring and irreverent evening of comedy and music benefitting The Trevor Project (more...)

The Trevor Project Will Honor Jordan Roth & Richie Jackson at New York Benefit; Judith Light, Harvey Fierstein to AppearThe Trevor Project Will Honor Jordan Roth & Richie Jackson at New York Benefit; Judith Light, Harvey Fierstein to Appear
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway stars will join New York's LGBTQ community and allies at The Marriott Marquis to celebrate "TrevorLIVE New York," an inspiring and irreverent evening of comedy and music benefitting The Trevor Project, with first-time Special Guest Director, Tony Award-nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet, Well) and Special Guest Writer Tim Federle (Tuck Everlasting, Better Nate Than Ever). The (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Winnipeg This FallTHE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Winnipeg This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, which played a record breaking one week run in 2015 returns to Winnipeg for a limited engagement September 27 - October 2 at the Centennial Concert Hall. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 2-8, 2016What's Playing on Broadway: May 2-8, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 2, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 2-8, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original MusicalBWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original Musical
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

Composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and bookwriter Steven Levenson's tale of social anxiety and social media. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/1/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/1/16
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/1/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  5/2INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/2
by BWW Special Coverage - May 2, 2016

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 5/1/2016. (more...)

TONY AWARD Nominations Announced LIVE Tomorrow; Nikki M. James to Replace Patina MillerTONY AWARD Nominations Announced LIVE Tomorrow; Nikki M. James to Replace Patina Miller
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Each spring the entire Broadway community gets ready for the biggest announcement of the year: which shows and artists will receive nominations for the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 2, 2016

What's not to love about the four leads of Roundabout Theatre Company's glorious revival of SHE LOVES ME? Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel just took part in SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com's Conversations Q&A series, celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as the costars dish on what happens on and offstage at Studio 54! (more...)

Open Book: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell On Mixing Broadway and The BardOpen Book: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell On Mixing Broadway and The Bard
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

The latest in BroadwayWorld's series of interviews with musical theatre's bookwriters. (more...)

BWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination PredictionsBWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination Predictions
by Jeffrey Kare - May 2, 2016

At 8:30 AM tomorrow morning will be the announcement of the nominations for this year's Tony Awards! The announcements will be made by Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon; HBO's Girls) and Tony Award winner Patina Miller (Pippin; CBS' Madam Secretary). You can watch the first part of the announcement on CBS This Morning as well as a live webcast of the whole thing at TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Age Discrimination Accused as Dallas Summer Musicals Fires President Michael A. JenkinsAge Discrimination Accused as Dallas Summer Musicals Fires President Michael A. Jenkins
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

A press release issued this morning names interim managing director David Hyslop as beginning 'a new generation of leadership.' (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Now Booking in Melbourne Into April 2017THE BOOK OF MORMON Now Booking in Melbourne Into April 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

New tickets have been released for the Australian premiere of The Book of Mormon at Melbourne's Princess Theatre. Due to popular demand the award-winning musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q and Frozen co-creator Robert Lopez is now booking until 9 April 2017.  (more...)

Broadway By Design: Walt Spangler & Gregg Barnes Bring TUCK EVERLASTING from Page to StageBroadway By Design: Walt Spangler & Gregg Barnes Bring TUCK EVERLASTING from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 30, 2016

In our new series, Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Es Devlin and Katrina Lindsay, who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's enchanting new musical, TUCK EVERLASTING. (more...)

Ann Harada and More Set for Staged Reading of DIARY OF A DOMESTIC GODDESS on 5/6Ann Harada and More Set for Staged Reading of DIARY OF A DOMESTIC GODDESS on 5/6
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Ann Harada, Lewis Cleale, Rebecca Baxter, Wade McCollum and Jeanne Lehman will be featured in an invited staged reading of DIARY OF A DOMESTIC GODDESS by Kevin Duda and Christine Toy Johnson in New York City on May 6, 2016. Alan Muraoka directs. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 23-29THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 23-29
by Nora Dominick - Apr 29, 2016

Gearing up for Tony Award nomination this coming week? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Toronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into OctoberToronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Due to popular demand, David Mirvish has announced that the Canadian premiere production of The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has extended its run through October 16, 2016.  (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekLaura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway Experts Set for TexARTS Summer IntensiveBroadway Experts Set for TexARTS Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

?TexARTS will offer a series of Masters' Workshops led by Broadway veterans during its annual Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, this year's production will be Stephen Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Joining in the line-up is Broadway casting director, Jay Binder, premiere acting coach, Matthew Corozine and former Rockette Kelly King. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHUFFLE ALONG's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHUFFLE ALONG's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just lastnight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: April 28, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: April 28, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 28, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: April 15-21, 2016. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Stage AVENUE Q This SummerMad Cow Theatre to Stage AVENUE Q This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q, which will bring naughty puppets to the Harriett stage June 3, 2016 as the seventh production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. The production is sponsored by Watermark and Harriett Lake. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Landmark on Main StreetPushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Landmark on Main Street
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences performs their beloved 'Peter and the Wolf' on Saturday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m. at Landmark on Main Street - Jeanne Rimsky Theatre in Port Washington NY. (more...)

BWW TV: Jeremy Jordan, Michael Urie & More Talk TUCK EVERLASTING on the Opening Night Red CarpetBWW TV: Jeremy Jordan, Michael Urie & More Talk TUCK EVERLASTING on the Opening Night Red Carpet
by TV - Red Carpets - Apr 27, 2016

If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest. With direction and choreography by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting just opened last night at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) and BroadwayWorld has on hand for all of the festivities. We're taking you onto the red carpet with stars like Jeremy Jordan, Michael Urie, Ron Howard, Lea Salonga and more below! (more...)

BWW TV: The TUCK EVERLASTING Company Is at the Top of the World on Opening Night!BWW TV: The TUCK EVERLASTING Company Is at the Top of the World on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 27, 2016

If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest. With direction and choreography by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting just opened last night at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the after party below! (more...)

Sellersville Theater to Stage STONE SOUPSellersville Theater to Stage STONE SOUP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville PA will present Pushcart Players in 'Stone Soup and other Stories' on from Tuesday, May 3 through Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:00 am. Pushcart is the Emmy-nominated educational theater for young audiences, now in its 43rd year of bringing something special to schools and theaters nationwide. The Sellersville Theater, connected to the Sellersville Hotel and Restaurant, is an historic, intimate performing arts venue for live music, comedy shows and family entertainment by local and national acts. (more...)

Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

?The public is invited to an Open House and Preview Event showcasing the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2016-2017 U.S. Bank Broadway Series on Sunday, May 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. Visitors will be treated to live previews of FUN HOME and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER along with video previews from the other season shows.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: TUCK EVERLASTING Company Celebrates an Enchanting Opening Night!Photo Coverage: TUCK EVERLASTING Company Celebrates an Enchanting Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2016

If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest. With direction and choreography by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting just opened last night at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) and BroadwayWorld has on hand for all of the festivities. Check out complete coverage from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Tucks Have Arrived! Go Inside TUCK EVERLASTING's Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: The Tucks Have Arrived! Go Inside TUCK EVERLASTING's Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2016

If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest. With direction and choreography by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting just opened last night at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) and BroadwayWorld has on hand for all of the festivities. Check out what went down at the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TUCK EVERLASTING with Lea Salonga, Bernadette Peters & More!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TUCK EVERLASTING with Lea Salonga, Bernadette Peters & More!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2016

If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest. With direction and choreography by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting just opened last night at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) and BroadwayWorld has on hand for all of the festivities. Check out who made appearances on the red carpet below! (more...)

Review Roundup: TUCK EVERLASTING Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: TUCK EVERLASTING Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, officially opens tonight, April 26, at the Broadhurst Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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