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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 31, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to the non-clock thing hanging on the wall - what's it called? Oh, yeah, a calendar (yeah, like we'd ever allow a calendar to hang on any wall under our control - today is May 31, 2017! It's another day to allow yourself to live life dramatically and to gain ownership of your own schedule for the rest of the week so you can be certain to get to the theater. Yesterday, in our never-ending quest to enlist all of you to write our daily column for us, we posted TODAY'S QUERY on Facebook, asking our gentle readers to weigh in or whether or not 'dressing for the theater' is de rigueur or is it more of a 'come as you are' nature. Little did we know that such a question could engender such passionate responses and we daresay rather passionate defenses of the wear-whatever-the-hell-you-want school of thought. (more...)

Cain Park Opens 2017 Season with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The City of Cleveland Heights announces the regional premiere of ROCK OF AGES will be produced in the Alma Theater June 8-25 as part of Cain Park?s 2017 season. Newly appointed Cain Park Theater Artistic Director Joanna May Hunkins will direct, with music direction by Jordan Cooper. ROCK OF AGES is a Tony-nominated Broadway musical that features a book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp and the classic rock hits of bands including Bon Jovi, Styx, Journey, Whitesnake, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Michael Howard to Chat THE ACTOR UNCOVERED Book with Victoria Clark at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Famed acting coach and author, Michael Howard is set to discuss his new book The Actor Uncovered and will be joined by Tony Award winning Actress and Director Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Cinderella, Sister Act, Gigi) tomorrow, Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at Barnes & Noble. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Ramin Karimloo, Lindsay Mendez, Billy Porter, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for 'YOUR CHOICE!' Concert at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

92Y announces Lyrics & Lyricists Favorites: Your Choice!, the first-ever audience-choice concert for the country's preeminent American Songbook series, set for June 26, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 14: Broadway's In Love with Bartlett Sher's Wonderful Revival of SOUTH PACIFIC
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Meet the Lady Behind the Looks of WAR PAINT, Catherine Zuber!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

Costume designer Catherine Zuber has picked up her twelve Tony nomination (six-time winner) for her inspired work on War Paint. Below, watch as she explains the challenges of giving both leading ladies a distinct and separate identity.  (more...)

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL: AN AMERICAN MYTH to Premiere at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL: AN AMERICAN MYTH  is an official selection of New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) 2017 Next Link Project.  (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended two play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). (more...)

AMELIE Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The new Broadway production of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL will play its final performance today, Sunday, May 21, 2017 after playing 27 preview and 56 regular performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). (more...)

ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL to Play The Triad This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Present Stage Version of THE GRADUATE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Palo Alto Players concludes its 2016-17 season - From Stage to Screen and Back Again - with the stage adaptation of the quintessential hit film of the 60s, The Graduate. (more...)

It Takes Three, Baby! Matthew Morrison and Wife Expecting First Child
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Matthew Morrison and his wife, Renee, are expecting their first child. We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for ANIMAL CRACKERS at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Animal Crackers, the rollicking Marx Brothers musical comedy opening June 2, 2017 as the seventh production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

Abingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, tonight, May 15, through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Makes DC Premiere Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the touring production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Washington, D.C. premiere at the Kennedy Center Opera House June 13-July 16, 2017 as part of a North American tour. Tickets are currently on sale. (more...)

Second Generation Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Second Generation Theatre presents the regional premiere of "The Light in the Piazza" at the Lancaster Opera House  June 2-18th. (more...)

Mother Knows Best! Rounding Up 10 of Broadway's Most Iconic Moms
by Jessica Khan - May 14, 2017

The archetypal mother is a figure that appears without fail in literature, films, music, and, of course, drama. She crosses cultural divides by embodying good and evil, generosity and selfishness, nurturing and stoicism all at once. And like a great musical number, she is often the propeller of the plot. In honor of Mother's Day, we've rounded up ten of Broadway's most iconic moms! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mad Cow Theatre presents The Marx Brothers Musical Comedy ANIMAL CRACKERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Animal Crackers, the rollicking Marx Brothers musical comedy opening June 2, 2017 as the seventh production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (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...)

J.T. Rogers and Bartlett Sher to Talk OSLO This Month at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Drama Book Shop will welcome Tony Award nominees J.T. Rogers and Bartlett Sher for an intimate discussion about their collaboration of Oslo. (more...)

Cast Announced for Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Next up this summer at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The show runs August 2 through August 23 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. (more...)

Official: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y announces Ted Chapin, President & Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, will serve in the newly created role of Producer of Lyrics & Lyricists, beginning next season. For nearly five decades, L&L has been at the forefront of exploring and sharing the best of the American Songbook, and this opens a new chapter. (more...)

ALADDIN and THE KING AND I Celebrate Independence Day with 1776 Half-Price Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that Disney's ALADDIN and the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program today, June 28, beginning at 12 PM through Sunday, July 9, 2017. (more...)

Lesli Margherita and Max Crumm Come to NYMF in MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

EVERYTHING RHYMES WITH BLORANGE is pleased to announce the premiere of the new musical MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS THE DEVILL: AN AMERICAN MYTH as an official selection of the New York Musical Fesitval's Next Link Project. (more...)

Tickets on Sale 7/14 for THE KING AND I at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will play the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN September 19-24, 2017. (more...)

Katie Welsh Brings THE EVOLUTION OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL HEROINE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Welsh in The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: Deep Fried Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Bobby Conte Thornton from A BRONX TALE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2017

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Tim Daly and Tyne Daly to Star in Dorset Theatre Festival's DOWNSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs, starring brother and sister Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the stage. (more...)

Aaron Lazar to Go FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD at Rockwell: Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

With almost a dozen Broadway credits to his name, including Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, A Little Night Music and The Phantom of the Opera, Aaron Lazar is uniquely qualified to bring Broadway to Hollywood. (more...)

West End-Bound OSLO Wins 'Best Play' at 2017 Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Oslo, a gripping new play by J T Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher, was awarded 'Best Play' at last night's 2017 Tony Awards in New York. (more...)

INDECENT's Christopher Akerlind Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Christopher Akerlind has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for INDECENT. (more...)

They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. Before a single Tony Award goes out tonight, this year's nominees already have a whopping 67 Tony Awards between them. Check out who has already won big below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Chatting With Rising Star Caitlin Cohn About Tom Stoppard, THE SECRET GARDEN and Her Transition Into More 'Mature' Roles
by Matthew Blank - Jul 9, 2017

We catch up with young actress Caitlin Cohn, known for her star turn in the Cincinnati Playhouse-Baltimore Center Stage revival of THE SECRET GARDEN. (more...)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Presents THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Seventy-six Trombones" are coming to the Weston Playhouse stage this August! In the true Weston tradition of bringing award-winning classics to the stage, the company will present the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical, THE MUSIC MAN. Beginning performances on August 3, this production promises to be a crowd pleaser for all ages. (more...)

THE KING AND I Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announce that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney's Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. (more...)

Katie Welsh to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Welsh in The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. (more...)

Cast Announced for 20th 'EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY' at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The 20th performance of An Evening of Classic Broadway will take place on Monday, July 31st at 8PM (doors open at 6:30) at LA's live music venue Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, winner of four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, comes to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this fall as the first show in the 2017 - 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season. Tickets are on sale to the general public today Friday, July 14, 2017. (more...)


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Feinstein's/54 Below Presents The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Welsh in The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

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