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City-Wide Tour of LAND THAT I LOVE Extends for over 60 NYC Public Schools
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The city-wide school tour of Irving Berlin's Land That I Love, featuring music & lyrics by Irving Berlin & book by 4-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin, The Wedding Singer, Elf the Musical), has extended its performance schedule into May due to popular demand & strong audience response from the first month of school tour performances across the city. Presented by leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser), Land That I Love is a special collaboration between Inside Broadway and the Irving Berlin Family & is specifically produced for New York City public schools. The tour began in January and will now be performed at over 60 NYC public schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens, with over 100 performances thru May 5 (in 2017, Inside Broadway will be serving over 50,000 New York City students with its programs). (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Will Receive ASCAP's Founders Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present legendary composer Stephen Schwartz with its prestigious Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. The exclusive, invitation-only gala celebrates ASCAP's top film, television and videogame composers of 2016 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

Caitlyn Caughell, Nathaniel Hackmann and Liana Hunt to Headline JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for JEKYLL & HYDE. Performances begin on Thursday, March 16 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, April 30, 2017. (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Return to Don't Tell Mama for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at Don't Tell Mama and the 2016 New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Midnight at The Never Get, conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Sonnenblick, directed by Max Friedman (Ruby Manger Live!, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band), and produced by Michael Chase Gosselin (POPE! An Epic Musical, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree), will return home to Don't Tell Mama (342 West 46th Street) on Tuesday, March 14 at 8pm for a special one-night-only concert to celebrate receiving a 2017 Bistro Award for 'Book Musical,' and a 2017 MAC Award nomination for 'Show Of The Year.' (more...)

ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that, due to popular demand, the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin will extend its stay in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) through September 10, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. Scroll down for photos of the cast! (more...)


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Jama Bowen to Star in BECOMING DR. RUTH at the Roxy Regional Theatre's theotherspace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist.  Few, however, know the incredible journey which preceded it. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Will Fly Into Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Coming to The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this spring is the area's regional theatre premiere production of the high-flying musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The family friendly production, based on the classic film, was announced as part of the theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season last year by producers. The musical will take flight at the area's only year-round producing theatre beginning April 7th. (more...)

ALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Broadway today, March 20th, 2017, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Taylor Quick, Loretta Ables Sayre to Lead Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2017 season at The Goodspeed with the Broadway hit Thoroughly Modern Millie. You'll get a kick out of this dance-filled musical comedy running April 21 - July 2 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart Revisits His Friends in Agrabah
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

James Monroe Iglehart, the iconic originator of The Genie in ALADDIN, recently stepped down from the role that earned him a Tony in 2014. The actor will soon be joining the Broadway cast of HAMILTON as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. It seems, however, that Iglehart was feeling a little nostalgic as he announced on Twitter that he's on stage this weekend as Genie. Time to get some last minute tickets! (more...)

Photo Coverage: JEKYLL & HYDE Takes Opening Night Bows at the John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there! Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, JEKYLL & HYDE has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men, one a doctor, passionate and romantic, and the other, a terrifying madman, and two women, one beautiful and trusting and the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, 'This is the Moment,' 'Someone Like You' and 'A New Life.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of JEKYLL & HYDE Celebrates Opening Night at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was at the after party to celebrate the occasion.  (more...)

Michelle Wolf and Kevin Nealon Available at Comedy Works Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Michelle Wolf is available in studio Thursday March 23 as well as advance phoners and Kevin Nealon is available in studio Friday March 24 as well as advance phoners. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nathaniel Hackmann and More in JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents JEKYLL & HYDE, running now through Sunday, April 30, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, announces their 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood to be held this Saturday, March 18th, 2017 with doors opening to the red carpet at 6:30pm at the Gettysburg College Union Ballroom located on campus near Lincoln and College Avenues in Gettysburg. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces its First Autism-Friendly Performance at London's Prince Edward Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Disney's hit new musical ALADDIN, which opened in the West End in June 2016 is pleased to announce its first dedicated Autism-Friendly Performance will take place on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Tickets are now on sale. It follows the success of previous such performances at The Lion King, whose upcoming Autism-Friendly Performance on 4 June 2017 has now sold out. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at European Premiere of YANK! at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The long-awaited European Premiere of war-time love story Yank! is now open and running preview performances in Manchester ahead of its official opening on Wednesday evening, already standing ovations have taken place at each of the five preview performances. The musical will run until Saturday 8 April at Hope Mill Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jon Lovtiz to Headline Raue Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome Jon Lovitz for a night of comedy at 8 p.m. on April 8, 2017. Lovitz, who is best known for his Emmy-nominated run as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," has enjoyed a successful career in film, TV and stage for over 30 years. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 10- A Star is Born: Laura Benanti Debuts as Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2017

On this day in 1999, Richard Chamberlain and Laura Benanti joined the cast of the Broadway revival of The Sound of Music as the new Captain Von Trapp and Maria Rainer, succeeding Michael Siberry and Rebecca Luker in the roles. The two continued in the roles through the production's closing on June 20. 1999, after 533 performances. (more...)

HAMILTON, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Announced for Denver Center for the Performing Arts' 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts proudly announces the 2017/18 Broadway season, welcoming HAMILTON to The Buell Theatre February 27 through April 1, 2018. Joining HAMILTON for the full 2017/18 Broadway subscription season package is: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, FIRST DATE, WAITRESS, Rodgers & Hammerstein'sTHE KING AND I, Disney's ALADDIN, SCHOOL OF ROCK and ON YOUR FEET!. (more...)

FANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Margot Astrachan and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a developmental lab presentation of FANCY, a new musical, on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM and Friday March 17 at 11AM and 3PM at The Westside Theatre, downstairs (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Michael Mott to Bring Original Music to Birdland Debut This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Critically acclaimed songwriter Michael Mott will be making his Birdland debut for a one night only concert of his original music on Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

All About Marilyn Founder to Attend Cabaret Tribute To Marilyn Monroe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Samantha McLaughlin, co-founder of the famed organization, All About Marilyn, http://www.facebook.com/AllAboutMarilyn/  will be making a special trip from California to attend 'With Love, Marilyn.'  (more...)

Richard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who brought five amazing Broadway performers to Ocean State Theatre in October, returns with an all new concert featuring another five great 'straight-from-Broadway' performers - including Rhode Island's own Richard H. Blake. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

Broadway's New Genie Major Attaway Talks Dallas Beginnings and Nabbing His Dream Role
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Attaway's magical carpet ride to ALADDIN started with overcoming a childhood illness, along with the power of regional theatre. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs February 28 - March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

NYC School Tour of Irving Berlin's LAND THAT I LOVE Starts This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

In celebration of its landmark 35th anniversary season, leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway is presenting a city-wide school tour and revival of their acclaimed musical production, Irving Berlin's Land That I Love. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the New Summer Performing Arts Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz, and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced details of the 2017 Summer Performing Arts Conservatory.  In past years, the Conservatory for children and teens, held at the Addison Theatre Centre, was structured for students to present a fully-realized performance of a published play or musical at the end of the two-week program.  In the new restructured two-week Conservatory, students will be cultivating their skills in three intensive courses, each led by a different professional theatre artist. This training will offer a more well-rounded experience, and will provide the students with a strong artistic foundation that can be used in the classroom or on the professional stage. The students will also gain valuable interpersonal communication skills that will benefit their day-to-day lives. The Conservatory will culminate in a performance showcase for friends and family focused on utilizing the skills and crafts learned over the two-week program.  (more...)

Six Emerging Artists Named 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Ben Bonnema (book, music and lyrics), Maggie-Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda (music and lyrics), Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke (book, music and lyrics), and Michael R. Jackson (book, music and lyrics). (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's New Play JUNK Will Bring Financial Civil War to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

This fall Lincoln Center Theater, in association with The Araca Group, will produce Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's new play JUNK, directed by Doug Hughes. The production will begin previews Thursday, September 14 and open on Thursday, October 12 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Four-Time Tony Award Winner PIPPIN Coming to the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award®-winning musical PIPPIN - described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!" by NY1 - at the State Theatre for two shows on Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Hamlet has been added to the downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 23rd, 2017 - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

Cast Assemble To Officially Launch The European Premiere Of War-Time Gay Love Story
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????The full cast of Yank! assembled yesterday at Hope Mill Theatre to give a special show taster for the official press launch of Yank! this morning. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winner Lisa Howard to Appear at Ocean State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????Drama Desk Award-winner, Lisa Howard will be performing as part of the Broadway Spotlight II concert scheduled for Monday, March 6 at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick. (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

Jess McLeod Named Goodman Theatre's 2016/2017 Michael Maggio Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces Jess McLeod as the recipient of the 2016/2017 Michael Maggio Fellowship for Chicago-based directors.  (more...)

Scott Hunter and Barnaby Hughes to Lead the International Premiere Of War-Time Gay Love Story YANK!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The 12-stong cast has been revealed for the international premiere of war-time love story Yank! which opens in Manchester next month. (more...)

Plenty of Drama, Rock 'n' Roll, and Laughs at the New Theatre this Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

February at the New Theatre features plenty of drama, rock 'n' roll and laughs - plus a wiley fox. And for the first few days of the month, more feather boas, glitz and glamour! (more...)

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