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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.



Marriott Theatre Continues 2017 Season with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running June 21 through August 13, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Brad Oscar, Sarah Stiles, Gideon Glick, Frenchie Davis, George Faison and More to 'Sing for Pride' in UNSTOPPABLE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On Monday, June 26, 2017, Broadway Sings for Pride will premiere their 7th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan. This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special guests, and, of course, fun! The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation and Orlando's Contigo Fund. (more...)

WOMEN OF THE WORLD to Bring Light to Female Composers at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'Women of the World' on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm. (more...)

Ambassadors Theatre Summer Season of Musicals to Feature THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO and 13 THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Following their triumphant sold-out gala fundraising concert of The Color Purple last Sunday featuring major stars from shows including Dreamgirls, the British Theatre Academy today announces a double bill of musicals this summer at London's Ambassadors Theatre. (more...)

Savion Glover to Join Broadway In The HOOD Fundraiser at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Broadway in the H.O.O.D is thrilled to announce Tony Award-winner, Savion Glover's return to The Smith Center for their first annual benefit concert, From Broadway With Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On! This awesome evening of entertainment will feature some of the brightest entertainers from across the world that will come together and pay tribute to the greats who paved the way. (more...)

Tunes from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET, COME FROM AWAY, ANASTASIA and More Featured on Tony Award Season Compilation Album; Track List Unveiled!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Tony Award Productions and Broadway Records have announced the first ever Tony Award Season compilation album to be released on CD and digitally at most major music retailers including Barnes & Noble and iTunes/Apple Music on June 9, 2017. (more...)

INNER CITY Reunion Concert Announced for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be hosting a Reunion Concert of the 1971 Broadway musical, INNER CITY. The original Broadway production, directed by Tom O'Horgan, featured music by Helen Miller and lyrics by Eve Merriam.  The show was based on Merriam's book "The Inner City Mother Goose," a collection of updated nursery rhymes reflecting life of the disenfranchised inhabitants of America's urban inner cities circa 1970. The production ran at Broadway's Barrymore Theater from December 1971 to March 1972. Featured cast member, Linda Hopkins, was awarded a 1972 Tony Award for her performance. (more...)

Tony-Winners James Monroe Iglehart & Lillias White to Lead THE FUNKENTINE RAPTURE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On Monday, June 19th at 7 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street), Tony Award-Winners James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) & Lillias White (Fela!, Netflix's "The Get Down") with Eric LeJaun Summers (Kinky Boots, Motown), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple) and Charity Angel Dawson (Waitress) bring back the funk in the concert performances of The Funkentine Rapture, Music & Lyrics by Lee Summers, Book by Lee Summers and Ben Blake. (more...)

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD Continues with Kevin Mambo In US Senate Hearing On Russian Interference In The 2016 Election
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Emmy Award Winning Actor Kevin Mambo (Venus, Color Purple, FELA! title role) has been cast to read the role of intelligence expert Clint Watts in the continuing AMERICAN SCOREBOARD series' reading of the US Senate Intelligence Hearing on Russian Interference in the 2016 Election.  (more...)

BANDSTAND to Launch 'Band Together' Veteran Project with Talkback, Fleet Week Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The producers of Bandstand have launched 'Band Together-The Broadway Veteran Project,' a sponsorship program allowing United States military veterans access to sponsored tickets to the brand new musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nominees Announced for 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Broadway Global has announced the nominees for the 2017 Producer of the Year. The 2016 winners, Cathy Rigby McCoy & Tom McCoy, the first woman and first couple ever chosen as Producers of the Year (we couldn't honor one, without the other). Cathy & Tom, chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors, are the very definition of the Broadway Global mission statement. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

Heather Headley and Jessie Mueller to Headline Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the culmination of the 30th Anniversary Season with GALA 2017 on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, and offers attendees a first look at the Theater's dynamic new performance venue in-progress-The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, HENRY, SWEET HENRY and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

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. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The musical adaptation of the cult '90s hit ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION makes its World Premiere in Seattle! (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & James Corden Face Off in No-Holds-Barred Rap Battle
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden challenged guest Jennifer Hudson to a no-holds-barred rap battle, and Jennifer unleashes her knockout punch at the end of the fight. Check out the latest edition of 'Drop the Mic' below! (more...)

Kyle Scatliffe Joins A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Color Purple's Kyle Scatliffe will be joining Feinstein's/54 Below's concert presentation of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL on Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Take on Opera at the WNO Gala!
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2017

Cynthia Erivo sang Nessun Dorma, from the opera Turandot, during the WNO Opera Gala Concert at the Kennedy Center on June 3rd. Check out the video of an excerpt from her performance! (more...)

Review Roundup: BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Details of the performers, who will appear in both presentations, were released by Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alex Fraser, and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. Directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Buddy will first run at the Bucks County Playhouse from May 27 through June 17 and will then transfer to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on June 24 for previews, with the official opening June 28. The show will run at the Kimmel Center through July 9. (more...)

VIDEO: #HAM4BEY Creator Shares New THE COLOR PURPLE & Prince Mashup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Michael Korte is back with his latest mashup! #PURPLE4PRINCE is the follow-up video to the massively successful #HAM4BEY and #GAGA4RENT! It's (of course) The Color Purple mashed with Prince! (more...)

VIDEO: FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, Arrives in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Freaky Friday has made its way to Houston! See stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton talk about the show with Houston Life Reporter, Stephanie Gonzalez in the video below! (more...)

An Inside Look Behind the Scenes of BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Details of the performers, who will appear in both presentations, were released by Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alex Fraser, and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. Directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Buddy will first run at the Bucks County Playhouse from May 27 through June 17 and will then transfer to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on June 24 for previews, with the official opening June 28. The show will run at the Kimmel Center through July 9. (more...)

Carrie St. Louis and Kyle Scatliffe to Star in 54 SINGS 1776
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Carrie St. Louis and Kyle Scatliffe in "54 Sings 1776" on July 3 and July 4, 2017. The Fourth of July meets Broadway in the fourth annual concert staging of the beloved musical, 1776, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Showcase your patriotism with some of Broadway's brightest stars singing numbers such as "Sit Down, John," "He Plays The Violin," "Molasses To Rum," and more as we celebrate the great sacrifices our friends, family, and founding fathers have made to shape our nation. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at BRIDGES Of MADISON COUNTY in Seoul!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in Seoul! Check out their music video of 'One Second And A Million Miles' below! (more...)

Tony Winner Heather Headley to Perform on MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Grammy and Tony-Award winner Heather Headley will perform a new arrangement of the Elvis Presley hit 'If I Can Dream' on Macy's 41st Annual 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS. Headley most recently appeared on Broadway in The Color Purple. (more...)

COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Hopes to Return to Broadway in an Original Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Original Cast Members of A BROADWAY MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL , which only played one night on Broadway in 1978, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Bring 'MELLOW TONE' to Marines' Memorial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Tony & Two-Time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday Comes to San Francisco 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Deborah Cox-Led THE BODYGUARD Musical to Make North Texas Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth have announced a co-presentation of the first U.S. national tour hit musical THE BODYGUARD, to play at the Music Hall at Fair Park July 18-30, 2017. This sensational production will then head over to Fort Worth, where it will play at Bass Performance Hall August 1-6, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Licensing Appoints David Abbinanti as Vice President of Music and Creative; Tralen Doler Hired as Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

David Abbinanti, national-award-winning composer, orchestrator, and arranger, will join Broadway Licensing as Vice President of Music and Creative and Tralen Doler will fill the role of Director of Marketing, it was announced today by Sean Cercone, President. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Will Return to Spread Christmas Cheer at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ELF The Musical at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Back by popular demand, this limited holiday engagement begins Wednesday, December 13 and will run through Friday, December 29, 2017. Tickets are available to the general public on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00AM. (more...)

YITZHAK RABIN: CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION and More Set for Ford Theatres' 2017 Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Ford's 2017 season lineup celebrates diverse cultures through theatre and performing arts. Highlights include Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination, presented with the Skirball Cultural Center, in association with The Lincoln Center Festival; and The Hubble Cantata - in association with the LA Opera - an hour-long, space-inspired cantata featuring music by composer Paola Prestini, libretto by Royce Vavrek and a cutting-edge virtual reality film, Fistful of Stars, by Eliza McNitt. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Taylor Stanley
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 2, 2017

Today's subject Taylor Stanley is living his theatre life as a company member of  New York City Ballet (NYCB), one of the most famous and prestigious ballet companies in the country. With repertoire works that feature choreography by such greats as George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, it's easy to understand why the company has that status. NYCB begins a one week engagement at the Kennedy Center's Opera House on June 6. The two programs will feature the works of George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, and the DC premiere of a work by Alexei Ratmansky. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Joins Washington National Opera Gala, Aretha Franklin Withdraws
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces that Cynthia Erivo, the Tony®-winning star of Broadway's The Color Purple, will now perform at the 2017 WNO Opera Gala, Trading Voices, celebrating WNO Board Chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Tantrum Theater to Stage CAROLINE, OR CHANGE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Tantrum Theater continues its second season with the moving Tony Award-nominated musical, 'Caroline, or Change,' running July 5-July 22. (more...)

Broadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will perform on 'Good Morning America' on Tuesday, June 20 in the 8:30am half hour. (more...)

Spencer Liff, Alex Newell, Nick Adams and More Set for The Wallis & BDF's Summer Musical Theater Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) and the Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) have announced the return of the annual Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive being held June 18 - 25, 2017 at The Wallis in Beverly Hills, as well as its talented musical theater faculty lineup comprised of Broadway performers, directors and casting directors. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that direct from Broadway, The Color Purple, the Tony Award-winning revival of the truly remarkable musical adapted from Alice Walker's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and The Color Purple), will play Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement next summer July 17 - 29, 2018. (more...)

GRUMPY OLD MEN The Musical To Receive Industry Reading in NYC
by Peter Danish - Jun 14, 2017

GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL a stage adaptation of the classic 1993 Warner Bros. motion picture comedy, 'Grumpy Old Men,' will be presented this Thursday, June 15th @ 11am & 3pm in New York City. Attendance is by invitation only. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL's Anthony Wayne to Make NY Solo Cabaret Debut at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Anthony Wayne (Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, Broadway's Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will make his New York City solo cabaret debut later this month in THE EVOLUTION OF ANTHONY WAYNE, which will be performed on Friday, June 30th at 9:30 pm at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Announces One Day Sale 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following box office sensations Dreamgirls, Ragtime and Man of La Mancha Milwaukee Repertory Theater kicks off it's 2017/18 Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse with a special One Day Sale on Monday, June 19 for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls.  The One Day Sale on Monday, June 19 offers a 25% discount on all adult tickets when using promotional code DICE.  Tickets start as low as $30.00 and can be purchased at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling The Rep's Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in-person at 108 East Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee. The Rep's Ticket Office will be open from 9am to 6pm for the One Day Sale and the special pricing will be available online from 7am to 11:59pm. Guys and Dolls begins performances September 19 and runs through October 29 in the Quadracci Powerhouse. (more...)

BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 6/12 to 6/18
by BWW Staff - Jun 12, 2017

Published every Monday, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO Celebrates Van Kaplan and More at AN EVENING IN PARIS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO Guild President Anne Liparulo announced the Guild's pledge of $500,000 to Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation Campaign at the 62nd Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala, 'An Evening in Paris.' Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Leslie Odom Jr. Team with Rockettes for TONY AWARD Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. joined by the Radio City Rockettes performed 'New York, New York' at THE TONY AWARDS.  Watch the performance below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Surpasses Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Earlier this evening, Pittsburgh CLO Guild President Anne Liparulo announced the Guild's pledge of $500,000 to Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation Campaign at the 62ndAnnual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala, "An Evening in Paris." This special gift was presented as a surprise to Van Kaplan, accompanied by the 2017 CLOE Award, in honor of his 20th Anniversary as Executive Producer of the organization. The gift ensures Pittsburgh CLO will surpass its $10 million Next Generation Campaign goal. (more...)

Broadway Records to Release 'Beyond the Moon' Performed by Audra McDonald from HELLO AGAIN Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

SPEAKproductions, in association with TBD Productions & Martian Entertainment, have announced today that their film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's musical HELLO AGAIN will launch with the June 2nd release of "Beyond the Moon." (more...)

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