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Oprah Winfrey presents this new musical based on Alice Walker's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the landmark film by Steven Spielberg. The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman, who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. With a moving book and a score featuring gospel, jazz, ragtime and the blues, The Color Purple is ultimately a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.

New York Philharmonic's BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY Adds 5/14 PerformanceNew York Philharmonic's BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY Adds 5/14 Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Due to popular demand, the New York Philharmonic and Warner Bros. will present an additional performance of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, a program celebrating classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons with the New York Philharmonic playing the music live while the animation is screened. (more...)

New Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Four Tony Award-winning musicals will be presented in Center Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season at the Ahmanson Theatre of the Music Center of Los Angeles, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

Get a First Listen to Jennifer Hudson's New Song for FOX's EMPIRE!Get a First Listen to Jennifer Hudson's New Song for FOX's EMPIRE!
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

PEOPLE has shared an exclusive first listen to the song 'Remember the Music', performed by Hudson on the show. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Contest Grand Prize Winner April Louise Reacts On CameraSOUND OFF World Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Contest Grand Prize Winner April Louise Reacts On Camera
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 9, 2015

The amazingly talented champion of the ONE NIGHT STAND contest reacts to her huge win! (more...)

SOUND OFF World Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Audition Contest Grand Prize Winner Announced!SOUND OFF World Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Audition Contest Grand Prize Winner Announced!
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 7, 2015

The ONE NIGHT STAND contest has found its Grand Prize winner! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD THE MUSICAL at Lillian TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD THE MUSICAL at Lillian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

In 1948, a decade before Motown, black businessman and entrepreneur John Dolphin opened his soon-to-be world famous Dolphin's of Hollywood record store in South Los Angeles, just off legendary Central Avenue. Bringing this little-known slice of L.A. history to life on stage, the world premiere of Recorded in Hollywood opens at the Lillian Theatre on April 11. (more...)

East West Players to Open The Who's TOMMY on 5/13East West Players to Open The Who's TOMMY on 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, continues its 50th Anniversary Season, Golden, with 'The Who's TOMMY,' Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. 'The Who's TOMMY' was originally produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions. The production is directed by Snehal Desai (EWP's 'A Nice Indian Boy') with musical direction by Marc Macalintal (EWP's 'Chess,' 'Krunk Fu Battle Battle') and choreography by Janet Roston (Ovation Award and NAACP Award winner for 'The Color Purple' at Celebration Theatre). Generous support for this production is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Rep Lab Returning for Fifth YearMilwaukee Repertory Theater's Rep Lab Returning for Fifth Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's (The Rep) Artistic Intern Ensemble presents its annual one-of-a-kind short-play festival, Rep Lab, returning for its fifth season to the intimate Stiemke Studio from April 10 - 13, 2015. Due to popular demand, extra performances were added this season and will feature everything from comedy to drama to devised work. (more...)

CALAMITY JANE Coming to King's Theatre GlasgowCALAMITY JANE Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following a sell-out run at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury "CALAMITY JANE" has embarked on a national UK tour coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 16 until Saturday 20 June 2015. "CALAMITY JANE" stars Jodie Prenger in the title role, Tom Lister as 'Wild Bill Hickok, Alex Hammond as 'Danny' and Phoebe Street as Katie Brown. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the fifth offering of PNB's 2014-15 season. This beloved story ballet, revered by audiences and dancers alike, is classical ballet at its very best. Sumptuous scenery, costumes, and lighting, and an achingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, set the stage for the ethereal corps de ballet and the ultimate challenge for ballerinas all over the world—the dual role of Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan until the oath of her true love sets her free; and Odile, the “Black Swan” temptress. With an added performance on opening weekend, Swan Lake runs for nine performances only, from April 10 through 19 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

PPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & MorePPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton is pleased to announce PPAC's 38th Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel & IF/THEN Cast & Creative Team Take Final Bows; Thank Producer David StoneVIDEO: Idina Menzel & IF/THEN Cast & Creative Team Take Final Bows; Thank Producer David Stone
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 23, 2015

Yesterday, March 22nd, the cast and creative team of Broadway's IF/THEN, including Idina Menzel, James Snyder, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, Jenn Colella, Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey took their final bows at the Richard Rodgers Theater. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson & Jennifer Nettles Record New OWN Network Anthem Written by Diane WarrenJennifer Hudson & Jennifer Nettles Record New OWN Network Anthem Written by Diane Warren
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that legendary songwriter Diane Warren has written a new original song titled "You Will" for Oprah Winfrey and it will serve as the anthem for the network (more...)

BWW Flashback: Here They Go! IF/THEN Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Here They Go! IF/THEN Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

IF/THEN, which was named the 'Best Musical of the Year' by New York Magazine, will play its final Broadway performance Today, Sunday, March 22 at 3:00pm. Upon closing, the musical will have played 29 previews and 401 performances. Below, take a look back at the show's journey to Broadway! (more...)

Covenant House Youth to Join Broadway Stars in CROSSING BRIDGES Play Festival This WeekendCovenant House Youth to Join Broadway Stars in CROSSING BRIDGES Play Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The theatrical result of a unique international partnership between New York's Covenant House International and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London will be showcased this month at the star-studded Crossing Bridges Play Festival in Manhattan. The event, which is being held at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theatre on Sunday 22 March 2015, has also been made possible thanks to a line-up of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners and nominees, all of whom have generously donated their time and talents to the project. (more...)

COCKED and HILLARY AND CLINTON Premieres and More Set for Victory Gardens' 2015-16 SeasonCOCKED and HILLARY AND CLINTON Premieres and More Set for Victory Gardens' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Christopher Mannelli, announces the lineup for its 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Park Square's 2015-16 Theatre Season Features Two World PremieresPark Square's 2015-16 Theatre Season Features Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Midway through its first season producing on two stages, Park Square Theatre shows no sign of slowing down with its 2015-2016 theatre season. In addition to a range of area and regional premieres, the company is commissioning two brand new works - one for each stage - from Joel Sass (Great Expectations) and Christina Ham and Regina Marie Williams (Nina Simone: Four Women). The line-up also includes the first Midwest licensed production of an ingenious miniature musical that will delight mystery lovers, two family-friendly holiday treats, and new productions by two of Park Square's Theatres in Residence, Sandbox Theatre and Theatre Pro Rata. The season will conclude with a flash of mature flesh as nine leading actresses bare all in Calendar Girls by Tom Firth. (more...)

Jessie Mueller & Broadway All-Star Chorus to Perform Family Concert at Carnegie HallJessie Mueller & Broadway All-Star Chorus to Perform Family Concert at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/17/2015 - IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Begins and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/17/2015 - IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Begins and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 17, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Happy St. Patrick's Day! IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU begins performances and more! (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's Next Celie, Cynthia Erivo!Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's Next Celie, Cynthia Erivo!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Erivo is relatively unknown to New York audiences, and BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the star before she makes her big debut. Check out a collection of some of her recent performances below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown and the Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at 92YPhoto Flash: Jason Robert Brown and the Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Fresh off his Tony Award for The Bridges of Madison County, superstar composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown is back with a new, Sin City-set musical, Honeymoon in Vegas -- which just opened on Broadway to rave reviews. Featuring screen star Tony Danza and Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), the glitzy show boasts a hilarious book by Andrew Bergman, writer of the cult-classic 1992 movie. The cast and creative team just appeared at 92Y - scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson in THE COLOR PURPLE; Set to Open at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre!Cynthia Erivo Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson in THE COLOR PURPLE; Set to Open at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Producers Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, Tom Siracusa just announced that CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star of the Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Color Purple, will make her Broadway debut this fall when she reprises her acclaimed performance as Celie in John Doyle's critically heralded production. The Color Purple will begin preview performances on Monday, November 9th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 3. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, MATILDA, and More Lead PNC Broadway Lights' 2015-2016 Season at Blumenthal Performing ArtsBEAUTIFUL, MATILDA, and More Lead PNC Broadway Lights' 2015-2016 Season at Blumenthal Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Broadway's hottest new shows will be on stage in Charlotte next season in the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Lights lineup. From contemporary mega hits like Matilda The Musical, Beautiful- The Carole King Musical and If/Then to a beloved favorite, The Sound of Music, the season will mesmerize audiences with one hit after another. (more...)

Next Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening TonightNext Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Mar 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY officially opens tonight, March 15, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. This is a limited engagement through July 5, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch interviews with the cast (who celebrated their originally planned opening on March 12) below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: RACHEL SORSA Band Releases Sumptuous Jazz CD SISUBWW Reviews: RACHEL SORSA Band Releases Sumptuous Jazz CD SISU
by Don Grigware - Mar 13, 2015

Sisu is sheer delight for lovers of jazz, blues and soul. With a sound that is passionate and seductive, vocalist Rachel Sorsa's soft, high-pitched delivery is like that of a little girl...kittenish and erotic a la Earth Kitt. Add great musicians Andy Allen on bass, Preston A. Gould on trumpet, Gus Duffy on drums and Serge Kasimoff at the piano, and what you come up with is one savory musical banquet. (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

Bobby Conte Thornton to Make Bay Area Concert Debut on May 31Bobby Conte Thornton to Make Bay Area Concert Debut on May 31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret presents the concert debut of newcomer Bobby Conte Thornton at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour to Kick Off in Des Moines; First Round of Dates Set!THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour to Kick Off in Des Moines; First Round of Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. (more...)

Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. Based on one of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will travel to more than 15 cities in its first season, including Los Angeles, CA (Ahmanson Theatre); Washington, D.C. (The Kennedy Center); Dallas, TX(Music Hall at Fair Park); Pittsburgh, PA (Benedum Center); Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre); Las Vegas, NV (The Smith Center); Houston, TX (The Hobby Center); West Palm Beach, FL (Kravis Center); Fayetteville, AR (Walton Arts Center); and Dayton, OH (Schuster Center) with additional cities to be announced soon. (more...)

Tim Realbuto Joins 12th Annual BROADWAY COMES TO YONKERS Benefit, 4/6Tim Realbuto Joins 12th Annual BROADWAY COMES TO YONKERS Benefit, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Tim Realbuto (Wunderkind; Ghostlight) has joined the list of guest stars for the 12th Annual Broadway Comes to Yonkers benefit concert. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!'s Michael Nigro Joins BROADWAY COMES TO YONKERS TonightTHE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!'s Michael Nigro Joins BROADWAY COMES TO YONKERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Michael Nigro from NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! sings tonight, Monday, April 6 at 7pm in Yonkers, NY at the Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, as part of the 12th Annual Broadway Comes to Yonkers to benefit Youth Theater Interactions (YTI). (more...)

Erik Altemus, Louise Pitre, Mary Michael Patterson & More to Lead LUCK BE A LADY World Premiere at Asolo RepErik Altemus, Louise Pitre, Mary Michael Patterson & More to Lead LUCK BE A LADY World Premiere at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its groundbreaking 2014-15 season with the world premiere of Luck Be a Lady: The Iconic Music of Frank Loesser. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Dolphins - The History Behind the World Premiere Musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOODPhoto Flash: Meet the Dolphins - The History Behind the World Premiere Musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

In 1948, a decade before Motown, black businessman and entrepreneur John Dolphin opened his soon-to-be world famous Dolphin's of Hollywood record store in South Los Angeles, just off legendary Central Avenue. Bringing this little-known slice of L.A. history to life on stage, the world premiere of Recorded in Hollywood opens at the Lillian Theatre on April 11. Scroll down for photos of the real Dolphin family and their iconic business! (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHISTN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

As part of Tennessee Shakespeare Company's first year-round season, the development of three exciting new musicals launches on the University of Memphis Mainstage this summer with Showplace Memphis: Musical Works in Progress. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU CastBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 30 (1PM), please join us for a career Conversations with It Shoulda Been You cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard and Chip Zien and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!'. The event will take place at The New School - Theresa Lang Center (55 West 13th Street --2nd Floor). (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater SquareMandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a one night only performance of Broadway Showstoppers featuring award-winning performing artists Mandy Gonzalez, Cady Huffman, Telly Leung and Alton Fitzgerald White will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The TRUST Cabaret Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. The evening will include these four talented Broadway stars singing songs on their repertoire from shows in which they have performed. Stephen DeAngelis is the creator, producer and host of Broadway Showstoppers, with musical direction and accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Nancy Harrow's FOR THE LAST TIME to Premiere Next MonthNancy Harrow's FOR THE LAST TIME to Premiere Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

FOR THE LAST TIME is a new jazz musical with music and lyrics by celebrated composer Nancy Harrow (This Side of Paradise), book by Will Pomerantz and Nancy Harrow, directed by Will Pomerantz (The Blue Flower), arrangements/ orchestrations by Dennis Mackrel (Conductor of the Count Basie Band), with music direction by Cody Owen Stine (Murder Ballad). It will get its world premiere at Theater Row's Clurman Theatre beginning performances May 19, opening May 28 and running through June 20, 2015. Tickets are $39-79 and can be purchased by visiting www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

Magical Music for Life Foundation Presents TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit ConcertMagical Music for Life Foundation Presents TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Magical Music for Life Foundation will present its fourth annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 46th & 47th Streets in Times Square. This event will be a continuous sing-a-thon, with members of the Broadway community, talented children & groups from the tri-state area, and the Magical Music singing groups taking turns on the stage. (more...)

Alex DeCastro & Laurissa Romain Returning for 2015 BROADWAY COMES TO YONKERSAlex DeCastro & Laurissa Romain Returning for 2015 BROADWAY COMES TO YONKERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Alex DeCastro and Laurissa Romain return to sing and support The 12th Annual Broadway Comes to Yonkers Benefit Concert is this Monday, April 6th at 7pm to benefit Youth Theater Interactions (YTI). http://www.youth-theatre.org/ (more...)

MATILDA, NEWSIES, and More to Lead Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway SeriesMATILDA, NEWSIES, and More to Lead Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is thrilled to announce its remarkable 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series featuring five new hits that are making their St. Louis debuts. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie HallPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

This Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Crystal Joy, Saycon Sengbloh & More Join Cast of Center Stage's Bob Marley Musical; Full Company Announced!Crystal Joy, Saycon Sengbloh & More Join Cast of Center Stage's Bob Marley Musical; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Center Stage announces the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Marley, a new musical with music and lyrics by Bob Marley, and written and directed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production will run May 7* to June 14, 2015 at Center Stage in Baltimore. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Presents "The Color Purple" Choir Soloist Maria HowellThe Colony Theatre Presents "The Color Purple" Choir Soloist Maria Howell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Recognized worldwide for her soul-stirring solo performance of "God is Trying to Tell You Something" in the classic film The Color Purple, actress and vocalist Maria Howell - also known for recent recurring roles on NBC's "Revolution" and Lifetime's "Devious Maids" - is making her Los Angeles singing debut on Sunday, April 26 at 7:00pm at The Colony Theatre at 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Takes Home the Most Wins at the IRNE AwardsFINDING NEVERLAND Takes Home the Most Wins at the IRNE Awards
by Anna Bencivengo - Apr 14, 2015

The Independent Reviewers of New England announced the winners of the 19th Annual IRNE Awards last night at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. (more...)

New Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a storybook lineup that blends long-awaited returns with six of the hottest Broadway titles in its upcoming 2015-16 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series and Broadway special engagements. (more...)

Scott Alan Will Make Concert Debut in Barcelona This SpringScott Alan Will Make Concert Debut in Barcelona This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

After selling out four concerts in London, acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan will follow his evenings at the St James Theatre (May 3rd with over 20 surprise guests) and the St James Studio (May 4th - 6th with The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo) by making his Spanish concert debut on May 11th in 'Scott Alan: Barcelona & Friends. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy KarlTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy Karl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

On Monday, April 13th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes ROCKY and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Andy Karl. Karl, who has previously been seen on Broadway in JERSEY BOYS, LEGALLY BLONDE, 9 TO FIVE, and others shot to stardom when he was cast in the title role of Ahrens and Flaherty's $17 million adaptation of the Sylvester Stallone film. Karl reflects on being cast in the role, the physical and emotional toll the role took on him, and the life and career altering journey the experience was for him. He also discusses his excitement to be working alongside Kristin Chenowith in Roundabout Theater Company's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (the first Broadway job for which he didn't have to audition), and tells hilarious stories about collaborating with his wife Orfea on the Jerry Mitchell helmed 2007 production of LEGALLY BLONDE. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

In 1948, a decade before Motown, black businessman and entrepreneur John Dolphin opened his soon-to-be world famous Dolphin's of Hollywood record store in South Los Angeles, just off legendary Central Avenue. Bringing this little-known slice of L.A. history to life on stage, the world premiere of Recorded in Hollywood opens at the Lillian Theatre tomorrow, April 11. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

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