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Based on the novel by Alice Walker and the Warner Brothers/Amblin Entertainment film

A teenager gives birth to two of her father's children and then is married off to a man who sought her sister. The man convinces the sisters' father to separate the two and makes sure they never communicate by intercepting letters between them. Abused and alone, the heroine struggles to find her identity and love.


Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/30/2016
by BWW - Sep 30, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/30/2016. (more...)

City College Center for the Arts Presents MADIBA: A DANCE WORKSHOP, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Jeremy McQueen and the Black Iris Project's "MADIBA: A Dance Workshop," a celebration of the inspiring life of Nelson Mandela. The workshop is open to dancers of all levels and nondancers alike and takes place at Aaron Davis Hall from 12  to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 6. The program is supported in part by the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a City University of New York-wide residency program now in its third year. (more...)

Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson Signs On as Coach for U.K.'s THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Jennifer Hudson has signed on to be a coach on the U.K. version of THE VOICE singing competition. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: September 29, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 29, 2016

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

Broadway AM Report, 9/28/2016 - ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, A STAR IS BORN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2016

Today's big news: ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light opens Off-Broadway, Molly Pope brings A STAR IS BORN to Feinstein's/54 Below, a starry production of THE PRODUCERS starts tonight at Paper Mill, and THE FRONT PAGE's Nathan Lane & John Goodman stop by TODAY! (more...)

CAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A friendly reminder! Cagney, the Original New York Cast Recording, will be released this week on the Broadway Records label. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

LaChanze, Adriane Lenox, Chuck Cooper and More Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series BC/EFA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, October 10 at 9pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street), Lee Summers' Just A Piano Concert Series is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in a Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with ten Broadway Performers, representing each year. (more...)

Casting for HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS Among 2017 Artios Awards Theatre Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Casting Society of America has announced the nominees for the 32nd Annual Artios Awards. The ceremony, which honors excellence in casting in all forms of entertainment, has included some of the theatre's finest among their 2016 nominations. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/25/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/25/2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 26-October 2, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 26, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 26-October 2, 2016. (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Flea Market 2016 Merchandise Tables
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com was on hand for our favorite day and captured the many booths featuring Broadway shows, stars and industry organizations. (more...)

Listen to 'Gotta Get Out' from LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway Records today released the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT. Scroll down for a first listen to 'Gotta Get Out,' featuring Alison Luff, Patti Murin, Robin de Jesus, Sam Underwood, Derek Klena, Kate Rockwell, Aaron Riesebeck and the ensemble! (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/23/2016
by BWW - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/23/2016. (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Caricature Art of Broadway Icons Featured in New FACES by FALLIN Exhibit
by Walter McBride - Sep 23, 2016

FACES by FALLIN opened last evening at The Ateleir, 635 West 42nd Street, and will run through 2016. The exhibit features original pen & ink drawings, as well as prints of famous faces from the World of Entertainment. Check out photos of some of the original works from the exhibit below! (more...)

ICELAND Holds Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the next phase of its epic new multidisciplinary production, ICELAND, in concert form, at the Ford Theatres' stunning, newly renovated amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:30pm. Written and composed by O-Lan Jones, in collaboration with critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Emmett Tinley, ICELAND is a modern love story, set in a mythical and timeless world, where ancient creatures challenge the hero and heroine on an archetypal journey. The work tells an intimate story, beginning in an Icelandic airport and journeying off the map of the known world, into the realm of "The Hiddenfolk" and the vast mythic inner landscapes of Iceland. The ICELAND Concert at the Ford, presented for the first time with full orchestration and complete score, will be directed and choreographed by local legend Ken Roht, with musical direction by David O, as well as additional creative scenic design elements and impressionistic costumes. Additional information can be found at fordtheatres.org. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Ruthie Ann Miles and More to Sing 'BABY MAKIN' HITS' at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A bunch of Broadway's best will come together to sing some soulful new music October 4th at The Cutting Room. Mary Bridget Davies, Jerry Dixon, Trent Armand Kendall, Kingsley Leggs, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Charles Rooney, Christina Sajous and others will perform in Brett Macias' Neruda and Shakespeare: Baby Makin' Hits in New York at 7:30pm. (more...)

Five Broadway Stars Announce Performances at Neil Berg's 100 Years of Hollywood at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Following the enthusiastic response to Neil Berg's hit Broadway revue 100 Years of Broadway, creator Neil Berg returns with an all new show, Neil Berg's 100 Years of Hollywood, a musical revue of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's greatest movie musicals and classic films. This highly anticipated engagement features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band and is set to perform at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m.  (more...)

The New Colony Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2017 Season, featuring four world premiere productions by four Chicago playwrights. The season kicks off this winter with ensemble member Sean Kelly's fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Stars Turn Out for Michelle Obama's 'Let Girls Learn' Initiative Event
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 20, 2016

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by Broadway stars last night for a special event at the Jacobs Theater to raise awareness for the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative, launched by the Obamas in 2015. Check out photos below! (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's New Musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA Announces Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Beginning this September, Broadway's Trent Armand Kendall will bring his new musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA! across the country, with stops in White Plains, NY, Annapolis, MD, Dallas, TX, Manasquan, NJ, and more to be announced. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/18/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/18/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/19
by - Sep 19, 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 9/18/2016. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win A Signed Copy Of Jay Armstrong Johnson's Live 54 Below Album
by BWW Contests - Sep 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving you and a friend a chance to win a signec copy of Jay Armstrong Johnson's Live 54 Below Album courtesy of Broadway records. Winners will be contacted at the time of contest closing at 11:59 PM EST Friday, September 23rd, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Debut at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Kathleen Chalfant, Wallace Shawn, Annie Baker and More Sign Letter in Support of Black Lives Matter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Dozens of theater artists have signed a statement expressing solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives following the cancellation of Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter, a benefit that was to be hosted at Feinstein's/54 Below, a popular cabaret club. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Starvox Entertainment has announced the hilarious hit musical, DISENCHANTED! playing at Toronto's Randolph Theatre from October 20th, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Erivo Spotted at New York Fashion Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Tony Award winner, Cynthia Erivo, took a moment from designing Miss Celie's Pants to take in the sights at The Blonds presentation at New York Fashion week. The star joined Orange is the New Black actress, Dascha Polanco, at the show and looked smashing in a slinky, metallic ensemble.  (more...)

Over 60 Stars Set for 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

More than 60 of your favorite stars of stage and television will come together for one unforgettable day to appear Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Rufus Bonds, Jr. Replaces Norm Lewis in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. will be tilting at windmills on The 5th Avenue Theatre stage when he takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry Take Bows in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 13, 2016

Last night, Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Shuffle Along, Violet) just starred in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Last night, Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry just starred in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Below, watch Erivo and Henry perform 'Still Hurting' and 'Moving Too Fast': (more...)

BWW TV: A Miracle Did Happen- Go Inside the Curtain Call for THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2016

Last night, Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) and Tony Award nomineeJoshua Henry (Shuffle Along, Violet) just starred in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Hilarious Comedy BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews onWednesday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry Performs 'America the Beautiful' at U.S. Open
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Tony Award winner Renee Elise Goldsberry, who recently left Broadway's hit musical HAMILTON, performed "America the Beautiful" at the start of Saturday's Women's Finals of the 2016 U.S. Open. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/11/2016. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon and More Set for Jamie deRoy's Actors Fund Benefit at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-packed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed Birdland, Sunday, October 16, at 6 p.m. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 12-18, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 12, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 12-18, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's Darlesia Cearcy to Perform at FPAC Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Broadway guest artist Darlesia Cearcy headlines a special one-night-only show at the Franklin Performing Arts Company's annual Gala on Saturday, September 24. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Renée Elise Goldsberry Performs America the Beautiful at U.S Open
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2016

It's an emotional day for America, especially for New York City, and it felt all the more poignant when Tony Award Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry sang 'America the Beautiful' to start the Women's Finals at the U.S Open. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Present CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARM will begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below! (more...)

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