Full Cast Announced for Sharon Playhouse's GYPSY, Starring Tony Winner Karen Ziemba
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba in GYPSY, with performances from June 16 through July 3 at Sharon Playhouse.  Opening Night is June 16 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: You're Gonna Wanna See THE PRODUCERS!
by Christine Swerczek - May 31, 2016

This is something you're gonna wanna see! The Producers, a Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan musical masterpiece of mayhem, has opened at the Omaha Community Playhouse. In typical Mel Brooks fashion, it sweeps you off into a tornadic whirlwind of slapstick, clever innuendos, and just plain foolishness. But even a piece as good as this would not be as funny as it's meant to be without the right cast and crew to pull it off. This bunch does. (more...)

Segal Centre to Present THE PRODUCERS: A NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL IN YIDDISH, 6/19-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

For the first time, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT), Canada's oldest Yiddish-language theatre, is teaming up with the vibrant, META Award-winning Cote Saint-Luc Dramatic Society to produce the Yiddish World premiere of The Producers: A New Mel Brooks Musical. The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present this hilarious, record-breaking musical in Yiddish with English and French supertitles on the Segal stage from June 19 to July 10, 2016. (more...)

TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL Now Available on iTunes & Digital HD
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

Allan Glaser Productions has announced the nationwide cable and digital release of TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL. (more...)

Cacophony Daniels Returns in Howard Ashman Tribute UNDER THE C
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

On June 10, Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/30/2016
by - May 30, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/30/2016. (more...)

Open Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated Author
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2016

A chance meeting at an opening night party changed the career of a young actor. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: The Behind the Curtain Podcast Welcomes Broadway Legend Howard McGillin
by Behind the Curtain - May 29, 2016

Howard McGillin holds the record for the most performances as The Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. But, before he sang The Music Of The Night over 2,000 times, Howard starred in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, ANYTHING GOES, and many others! (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE FULL MONTY's Boys Let It Go, 2001
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2016

Patrick Wilson, John Ellison Conlee, Jason Danieley, Andre De Shields, Marcus Neville and Romain Fruge were the naked boys singing on the 2001 Tony telecast. (more...)

Mel Brooks' Sci-Fi Flop SOLARBABIES Made Him 'Ready to Jump Off a Roof'
by Louisa Brady - May 28, 2016

In an interview with SlashFilm writer Blake Harris for the podcast 'How Did This Get Made?', comedy legend actually answers the question that the title asks, explaining how his producing the sci-fi flop SOLARBABIES threatened to ruin his life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 66th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony with Broadway's Best
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2016

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre hosted its award ceremony for the 2015-16 season last night, May 26, at Sardis in Manhattan. Go inside the big night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cynthia Erivo, Danny Burstein, Jane Krakowski & More Receive 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2016

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre hosted its award ceremony for the 2015-16 season last night, May 26, at Sardis in Manhattan. Broadway's Cynthia Erivo, Danny Burstein, Jane Krakowski and more received awards, prsented Marlo Thomas, Alex Sharp, Sheldon Harnick and Victoria Clark. Check out photos below! (more...)

National Geographic Channel to Premiere New Series NO MAN LEFT BEHIND, 6/28
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Premiering in the U.S. on Tuesday, June 28, at 9/8c, NO MAN LEFT BEHIND is produced by Raw TV and will premiere globally on National Geographic Channel in 171 countries in 45 languages. (more...)

London's Palace Theatre Plans Hogwarts Facade For HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

Proposed banners, each in a color from one of the four Hogwarts houses, would be draped from the facade. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, May 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, May 29, 2016! (more...)

Colman Domingo Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Colman Domingo will host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Thursday, June 30 from noon-2pm at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award to Lee Sunday Evans (D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER...). (more...)

Karen Mason & Lee Roy Reams to Pay Tribute to Jerry Herman at The Iridium, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Karen Mason and Lee Roy Reams will be saluting Jerry Herman on Tuesday May 31st at the Iridium, in a show called 'IT'S TODAY' with Alex Rybeck at the piano. The show is at 8:30. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Breaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Releases Statement on HAMILTON Producers' Profit-Sharing Deal with Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Producers of Hamilton recently struck a profit-sharing deal with members of the original cast, ensuring that those who've been with the production since its initial labs will receive a portion of upcoming royalties. Today, the Dramatists Guild of America has released a statement on the matter. (more...)

Production Underway for BBC America Original Series DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISITIC DETECTIVE AGENCY
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

BBC AMERICA announced today the start of production on its highly anticipated new series, DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISITIC DETECTIVE AGENCY. (more...)

Joseph Whelan Leaves RENT at The Old Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Due to other commitments, it has been announced that Joseph Whelan will no longer be appearing as Roger in the upcoming production of RENT at The Old Rep in Birmingham. The role of Roger will now be filled by Joseph's understudy, Timothy Gough. (more...)

Open Road Films Acquires Animated Feature Film PLAYMOBIL Based on Iconic Toy Brand
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, today announced the acquisition of all U.S. distribution rights to the animated feature film PLAYMOBIL (more...)

Never Before Released Charlie Parker Sessions on 'Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes' Out 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On July 1, Verve/UMe brings a thrill to jazz lovers worldwide with the release of Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes (more...)

Victoria Theatre Association Adds ELF THE MUSICAL, RAIN & More to 2016-17 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association announces the addition of several titles to the 2016-2017 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. New titles include the return of humorist author DAVID SEDARIS and popular Beatles tribute band, RAIN. In addition to the previously announced ELF THE MUSICAL, illusionist MIKE SUPER joins the Star Attractions lineup. Tickets will be available (see below for dates) at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, by phone at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, and online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - Right On
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - May 24, 2016

What would you do if failure was an option?  What would you think if you didn't need to be right?  I wouldn't suggest leaping off a cliff without a parachute, but I think there is pressure in all fields, to be right and to be successful.  And who doesn't want to be successful?  More money, more power, more opportunities.  But when we are creating, or even having a discussion, being able to simply say, "I don't know" has a stigma attached to it. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Julie Larson Accepts RENT Tonys For Her Brother Jonathan, 1996
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

The sister of RENT's late author gives an inspiring message for those who are still scraping by for their art. (more...)

KEEP DANCING Announces UK Tour, August
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

KEEP DANCING is a brand new dance show celebrating the ever popular world of Ballroom and Latin dance and is set to wow the UK on a major tour from August 2016. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/23/2016
by - May 23, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/23/2016. (more...)

PARADE Extends at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The long-awaited revival of the hit musical Parade at Manchester's new fringe theatre is now open to rave reviews at Hope Mill Theatre. The Producers have also announced that the production is to be extended for an extra week by popular demand and will now run until Saturday 11th June. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The bookwriter of ELF, ALADDIN and THE WEDDING SINGER says you can't just write a carbon copy of the source. (more...)

Julesworks Follies #45 Set for 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Julesworks Follies # 45 Lost Director's Cuts and Julesworks 5th Year Launch will be on Monday June 6th at 7pm at Le Jean Cocteau.  Theatre, Music, Comedy, Dance, Literature and much much more from Julesworks Santa Fe's Monthly (Mostly) Variety Show.  (more...)

DECADES APART: REFLECTIONS OF THREE GAY MEN Begins at the Onyx Theatre on 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Ryan Repertory Company (Founded 1972) and Film School Dropout Productions present an entertaining and adventurous multimedia performance, Decades Apart: Reflections of Three Gay Men by artist, performer and writer Rick Pulos and directed by Barbara Parisi. Visit www. decadesapart.org for more information. Decades Apart has been performed all over the United States including New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco to acclaim as well as to surprising reactions. (more...)

Creators of FOUND and THE LIGHT PRINCESS Headline New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series on 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

The 9th season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at The Cell with Pre-Premieres of two new musicals: The Last Song of Eddie Scourge and Tink. The evening will also include a sneak peek of Cheryl Stern's hit musical Shoes and Baggage (currently running Off-Broadway at The Cell through June 3rd). (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, May 22, 2016
by - May 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, May 22, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark 'Congratulates' SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

That diabolical eight-year-old Tina Denmark (as played by Tori Murray in RUTHLESS!) has again been seen stalking the Theatre District. This week she stopped by SHUFFLE ALONG to congratulate The Producers on their 10 Tony nominations as well as their recent big Drama Critics' Circle prize. Undaunted after being told that The Producers don't actually live at the theatre, the opportunistic little b*tch posed for this photo showing off her terpsichorean skills. It's no secret that Tina will do anything to land in a hit Broadway show...ANYTHING! (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago to Host 'Producing THE PRODUCERS' Post-Show Discussion
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On Sunday, May 29th at 5:30pm Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, will host a post-show discussion titled 'Producing The Producers' led by director and producer L. Walter Stearns and the cast of The Producers. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT, an Uplifting Drama of The Power of Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The true story of a Yiddish play with a lesbian love scene was embraced in Europe, but censored in New York. (more...)

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH at TampaRep
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will produce Eugene O'Neill's landmark American drama THE ICEMAN COMETH at Studio 120 on the University of South Florida campus from June 16 to July 3. (more...)

IRTE to Present LAST RESORT at The Producers Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

When you're old and you know your time is short what do you do? Go on a kick-ass vacation! Thrill seeking seniors spare no expense at going out with a bang at this resort. To hell with laws and rules when you know you'll die soon anyway. Join the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) at the ultra-exclusive Golden Sunset, the LAST RESORT you will ever need or want. (more...)

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