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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.


Todrick Hall Performs Gay-Friendly BEAUTY & THE BEAST Parody In Brand New Viral VideoTodrick Hall Performs Gay-Friendly BEAUTY & THE BEAST Parody In Brand New Viral Video
by Pat Cerasaro - May 9, 2015

Another Disney remix by Todrick Hall! (more...)

Red Mountain Theatre Company to Present THE WIZRed Mountain Theatre Company to Present THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

This May 15-31, Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) will present 'The Wiz,' the seven-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical, a soulful adaptation of Frank L. Baum's 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz.' (more...)

Theater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New SeasonTheater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New Season
by Matt Tamanini - May 4, 2015

After 18 months of successful broadcasting, the popular Theater People Podcast has launched a KickStarter campaign to help fund their new season. Having interviewed Broadway greats from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Laura Osnes (twice) to Celia Keenan-Bolger, the Theater People Podcast is one of the most influential and inspiring connections that many theatre fans have with their idols. The podcast has become a valuable resource for students, individuals working to build a career in the performing arts, and theater lovers across the world. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine PaigeThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine Paige
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

On Monday, May 4, Theater People podcast welcomes 'The First Lady of British Musical Theater,' Olivier Award-winner Elaine Paige. For the episode, Paige discusses her farewell tour, and what exactly she means by 'farewell.' She also talks about the upcoming theatrical release of her recent concert which was filmed at Royal Albert Hall in London. Paige, perhaps best know for originating the roles of Eva Peron in EVITA and Grizabella in CATS, shares her remembrances of how those roles came to her and how they changed her life and career. Paige made her Broadway debut in 1995 as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD Sunset Boulevard. She returned to Broadway in the critically acclaimed and Tony award winning 2012 revival of FOLLIES. In the role of Carlotta Campion, Paige received terrific notices for her performance of the showstopping song 'I'm Still Here.' (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLEORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo in THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

DANIELLE BROOKS, who plays 'Taystee' on the hit TV show, Orange Is the New Black, will make her Broadway debut as 'Sofia' in the upcoming Broadway musical revival of The Color Purple. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Brooks joins the previously announced JENNIFER HUDSON and CYNTHIA ERIVO in the critically acclaimed staging from London's Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

It was announced today that the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 21st, 2015, will record its cast album on Thursday, May 28th (more...)

The Top Ten Tony Moments of All Time... According to Randy RainbowThe Top Ten Tony Moments of All Time... According to Randy Rainbow
by Randy Rainbow - May 24, 2015

What's more exciting than the Tony Awards? Your wedding day, perhaps? The birth of your first child, you say? WRONG! The answer is, in fact, nothing. The Tonys are the most exciting thing ever to happen in life, and they are just weeks away! So, to celebrate Tonys season and to help get you pumped for the big day, I've comprised an official list of the Greatest Tony Awards Moments Ever, according to me (and therefore according to you, too.) (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine TesoriTheater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

On Monday, May 25th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori. In the interview, she talks of the five-year journey that she took alongside lyricist and book writer Lisa Kron adapting Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memior. After a ground breaking Off-Broadway run, the musical is now Tony-nominated and playing at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater. Tesori and Kron have been nominated together for this year's Best Original Score award; should they win, the pair would become the first all-female writing team in Tony history to take home that the prize. (more...)

East West Players Announces Extension for THE WHO'S TOMMY, Feat. Cliffton and Deedee HallEast West Players Announces Extension for THE WHO'S TOMMY, Feat. Cliffton and Deedee Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, celebrating its 50th Anniversary season, is pleased to announce the extension of "The Who's TOMMY" which opened on May 13. Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. (more...)

Fabulous Fox Theatre to Host Open House & Season Preview Event, 5/31Fabulous Fox Theatre to Host Open House & Season Preview Event, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The public is invited to an Open House and Preview Event showcasing the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series on Sunday, May 31 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. Visitors will be treated to live previews of MATILDA THE MUSICAL and BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL along with video previews from the other season shows.   (more...)

USA Network to Air Oscar-Winning Film BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, 5/23USA Network to Air Oscar-Winning Film BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, 5/23
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

USA Network today announced that 'Born on the Fourth of July' will be the next classic added to the Characters Unite Film Series, designed to raise a dialogue to promote greater tolerance and acceptance. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jonathan Groff, Hannah Waddingham, Cynthia Erivo and More Perform 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' in LondonPhoto Flash: Jonathan Groff, Hannah Waddingham, Cynthia Erivo and More Perform 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' in London
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

As part of a new series of musical concert performances at the Royal Festival Hall, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING made its London concert debut tonight, May 19. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/19/2015 - Drama Critics Circle Awards, THE WAY WE GET BY, ELEPHANT MAN in London and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/19/2015 - Drama Critics Circle Awards, THE WAY WE GET BY, ELEPHANT MAN in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 19, 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: It's a busy Tuesday with Criss hosting BROADWAY JUNIOR, the NY Drama Critics Circle Awards, 'HOW TO SUCCEED' with Groff and THE ELEPHANT MAN with Cooper in London, and three off-Broadway beginnings! (more...)

FOR THE LAST TIME Begins Tonight at Theater RowFOR THE LAST TIME Begins Tonight at Theater Row
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Beginning performances tonight, 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 is getting its world premiere at Theater Row's Clurman Theatre and will celebrate its opening on 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...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Montego Glover Performs 'True Colors' at 30th Annual AIDS WalkVIDEO: Broadway's Montego Glover Performs 'True Colors' at 30th Annual AIDS Walk
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2015

Broadway's Montego Glover, who currently stars in the hit musical IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, was among the performers appearing at yesterday's event. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: X-FACTOR Winner Sam Bailey Sings Scott Alan!STAGE TUBE: X-FACTOR Winner Sam Bailey Sings Scott Alan!
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2015

After selling out three concerts at the St. James Studios with The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo in May acclaimed composer Scott Alan went solo on May 3rd at the St. James Theatre. Below, watch 2013 X-FACTOR winner Sam Bailey sing Alan's 'Anything Worth Holding On To'! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa HowardThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa Howard
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

On Monday, May 18th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU star Lisa Howard. Lisa made her Broadway debut as Rona Lisa Peretti in the 2006 Tony nominated production of 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. From there she has been seen on Broadway in SOUTH PACIFIC, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and 9 TO 5. In IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Howard has received glowing notices and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her turn as Jenny, older sister of the Bride who's gone out of her way to plan the perfect wedding. Despite acting alongside Broadway favorites like Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, and Sierra Boggess, much has been made of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU being a star making vehicle for Howard.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUBWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Richard Ridge - May 16, 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. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. (more...)

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre BeganBWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
by Richard Ridge - May 15, 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. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howardand Chip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more.  Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing. Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present THE GOSPEL OF COLONUSPlayhouse on the Square to Present THE GOSPEL OF COLONUS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Based on Sophocles' Greek myth Oedipus and set in a contemporary African-American gospel church service, this production will move and thrill you with electrifying vocals. Scorned and aged, Oedipus arrives at Colonus where he will die as fate foretold. But before his demise, he must tell his side of events. His journey toward truth, self-understanding, and forgiveness comes with soaring songs and an ending to lift the soul. (more...)

City Theatre to Host 22nd Annual Gala & Auction, 5/18City Theatre to Host 22nd Annual Gala & Auction, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

City Theatre, along with Host Committee co-chairs David & Luci Massaro, and Gala co-chairs Judy & Michael Cheteyan, Laura Penrod Kronk and June Yonas celebrate the company's 40th Anniversary Season with the signature Annual Gala & Auction on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 5:30 to 10:00 PM at Heinz Field East Club Lounge. This year's theme; 40th Birthday Bash, recognizes City's milestone 40th year, and welcomes friends to join us for an over-the-top party honoring our rich past, and looking towards our exciting future. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony YazbeckThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11 the Theater People podcast welcomes 2015 Tony-nominee, Tony Yazbeck. Currently starring in the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, Tony opens up about how the role first came to him for the 2008 Encores production, his experience with the pre-Broadway run at Barrington Stage, and how, as a true triple threat, he was particularly suited to play the role on Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Menier's THE COLOR PURPLE, Heading to Broadway This Fall!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Menier's THE COLOR PURPLE, Heading to Broadway This Fall!
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) has dazzled the world with her matchless talent. This fall, she makes her long-awaited Broadway debut in the joyous and triumphant musical The Color Purple. This unforgettable and intensely moving new production mesmerized audiences when it premiered in London. Click below to prep for the show's debut on the Great White Way with scenes from the Meiner Chocolate Factory production! (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Premiere CHASING RAINBOWS THE ROAD TO OZ Later This YearFlat Rock Playhouse to Premiere CHASING RAINBOWS THE ROAD TO OZ Later This Year
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Flat Rock Playhouse announced today that they have been chosen by the new musical Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz to be the Developmental House for its world premiere.  Conceived and produced by New York City based producer Tina Marie Casamento Libby, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is a Broadway bound musical that chronicles the life of a young Judy Garland and explores the extraordinary journey to stardom that culminated in one of the most popular films of all time, The Wizard of Oz.  Developed at Goodspeed Musicals Johnny Mercer Colony in Connecticut, a NYC table read and a thirteen day developmental workshop at Belmont University in Nashville soon followed. A very successful AEA Staged Reading of this musical was also produced at New World Stages in New York City in September 2014.  After the Flat Rock Playhouse production, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz will then transfer to another leading regional theatre for a pre-Broadway try out before its New York City bow.  (more...)

Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

From May 8 to June 6, 2015, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, a timely and touching new play about love, loss, and family, written by Terrence McNally.   (more...)

Bobby Conte Thornton to Debut at the Venetian Room, 5/31Bobby Conte Thornton to Debut at the Venetian Room, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, presents the concert debut of rising musical theatre star Bobby Conte Thornton. (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...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy, Tony Nominee Martha PlimptonTheater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy, Tony Nominee Martha Plimpton
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On Tuesday, April 28th the Theater People Podcast welcomes three-time Tony-nominee Martha Plimpton. Perhaps best know for her TV and film work (RAISING HOPE, THE GOONIES, PARENTHOOD, 200 CIGARETTES), she is also a reproductive rights activist and beloved theater star. On the episode she discusses 'Broadway Acts for Women,' taking place Sunday, May 3rd at 54 Below. The event, benefiting A is For..., an organization co-founded by Plimpton in 2012, will feature Patti LuPone, Lena Hall, and Jessie Tyler Ferguson among other Broadway A-Listers. Information and tickets can be found at www.54below.com. (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...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces First Round of Casting, Creative Teams for 2015-16 SeasonMilwaukee Rep Announces First Round of Casting, Creative Teams for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces directors, creative teams, and initial casting for 2015/16, a season featuring a Tony Award-winning musical, a play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee playwright Ayad Akthar, and three world premieres. (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...)

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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