Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 31Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 31
by Audition Roundup - Jan 31, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 31, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016
by - Jan 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 31, 2016. (more...)

A Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical RootsA Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical Roots
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Like all theatre fans, we here at BroadwayWorld are excited to the max for Fox's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE tonight. Following in the footsteps of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, PETER PAN LIVE!, and The Wiz LIVE!, Marc Platt and Thomas Kail have filled their cast with stars of both stage and screen. While not every T-Bird, Pink Lady, and denizen of Rydell High has Broadway credits on their resume, nearly all of them have some sort of theatrical related experience under their belts. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lilla Crawford, Patti Murin, & More Share Thoughts, Reactions to GREASE: LIVE BroadcastLin-Manuel Miranda, Lilla Crawford, Patti Murin, & More Share Thoughts, Reactions to GREASE: LIVE Broadcast
by Matt Smith - Jan 31, 2016

There's no doubt “Grease” will be the word of the nation tonight, as millions of people worldwide tune into FOX for the legendary GREASE: LIVE musical broadcast.  As previous broadcasts have shown us, everyone loves to live-tweet the big show, and Broadway's best and brightest are certainly no exception! (In most cases, perhaps, they're even more likely to tweet!)  (more...)

BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Leave it to the network that reinvented television with AMERICAN IDOL and created SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, one of the most artistically significant shows in recent memory, to figure out the proper balance in merging musical theatre and live television. FOX's GREASE: LIVE learned from three years of live, middling musicals on NBC (the satisfying WIZ LIVE! notwithstanding) and produced the best, most thrilling live TV musical in half a century. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among NomineesCarol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Broadway veterans and theater stars abounded in this year's esteemed list of nominations. In film, the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead Role included Bryan Cranston for TRUMBO, Michael Fassbender for STEVE JOBS and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne for THE DANISH GIRL. (more...)

BWW Review: The Collective's SHOWSTOPPERSBWW Review: The Collective's SHOWSTOPPERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 30, 2016

There's nothing like a good musical revue - replete with well-chosen songs, performed by a talented coterie of professional performers who are ably supported by a cast of fresh-faced youngsters showing off their burgeoning talents in concert with their more seasoned counterparts - and The Collective (Nashville's newest theatrical endeavor aka The Music City Theatre Collective) certainly delivers the goods with the debut of Showstoppers, presented this weekend at St. Philip's Episcopal Church's Dimmick Hall in Donelson. (more...)

BWW TV: GREASE: LIVE Mastermind Thomas Kail Shares Secrets from Set!BWW TV: GREASE: LIVE Mastermind Thomas Kail Shares Secrets from Set!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2016

Tomorrow night, FOX will transport viewers back to Rydell High for GREASE: LIVE, airing January 31 (7PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). BroadwayWorld just met with director Thomas Kail, who told us all about how things are coming together on set and what could be up next! (more...)

VIDEO: Joshua Jackson Talks Off-Broadway Debut in SMART PEOPLEVIDEO: Joshua Jackson Talks Off-Broadway Debut in SMART PEOPLE
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Joshua Jackson stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to about making his off-Broadway debut in Second Stage Theatre's SMART PEOPLE. (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield, with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Ignite the Chan CentreDee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield, with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Ignite the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents renowned jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irvin Mayfield and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), February 27, 2016 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's SMART PEOPLE Begins TonightSecond Stage Theatre's SMART PEOPLE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre presents Lydia R. Diamond's play, SMART PEOPLE, beginning previews tonight, January 27, at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS Gala to Honor E. Faye ButlerPorchlight Music Theatre's ICONS Gala to Honor E. Faye Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 ICONS Gala celebrating the legendary woman whose name is synonymous with Broadway, Ethel Merman, Sunday, May 1, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave. The Gala includes performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the rich career of Merman, the presentation of the 2016 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to E. Faye Butler and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event and its accompanying auction benefit Porchlight's educational programs and productions. Tickets are on sale now and require advance purchase, $125 before April 15, $150 after April 15, $50 for children ages 18 years old and younger are available at 773.777.9884 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

Gizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony AwardsGizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Goodspeed Musicals will join to celebrate 70 years of Tony Award-winning music in a blockbuster one-night-only concert event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: F-Comedy Parodies THE WIZ in 'THE WHIZZ' TrailerSTAGE TUBE: F-Comedy Parodies THE WIZ in 'THE WHIZZ' Trailer
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2016

The whiter version of The Wiz that Twitter demanded is finally here! (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Delays First Preview of SMART PEOPLESecond Stage Theatre Delays First Preview of SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Due to the blizzard over the weekend and the state of emergency declared in New York,SMART PEOPLE was forced to halt rehearsals. As such, Second Stage Theatre has delayed its first preview of Lydia R. Diamond's play, SMART PEOPLE, by one day. The first preview will now take place on Wednesday, January 27 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

E Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at NorthlightE Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans announce E. Faye Butler in Concert. This one-night-only concert event will be held at 7:30pm on February 8, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupLaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/2/2016 - 2/9/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 2/2/2016 - 2/9/2016
by - Feb 9, 2016

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Building the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative TeamBuilding the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld just reported, it's official -- FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits ALADDIN and THE LION KING on Broadway at a theatre to be announced in spring 2018. Below, get ready for the blizzard with an in-depth look at the musical's creative team! (more...)

Lena Hall, Justin Vivian Bond, DanceNOW and More Set for Joe's Pub This MonthLena Hall, Justin Vivian Bond, DanceNOW and More Set for Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for February 10-21, 2016. Scroll down fo rmore details or visit www.joespub.com! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/8/2016 - HUGHIE, SAPPY SONGS, WOODSMAN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/8/2016 - HUGHIE, SAPPY SONGS, WOODSMAN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 8, 2016

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: HUGHIE begins, THE WOODSMAN opens, and Alan Cumming makes his Carnegie Hall solo debut! (more...)

She's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's SoloShe's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's Solo
by Jessica Khan - Feb 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported just two days ago, GLEE and The Wiz LIVE! star Amber Riley will take on the role of 'Effie' when DREAMGIRLS makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. And Riley is no stranger to the musical's challenging anthems. (more...)

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE, David Alan Grier Among Winners of 2016 NAACP Image AwardsNBC's THE WIZ LIVE, David Alan Grier Among Winners of 2016 NAACP Image Awards
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Among the winners announced was NBC's The Wiz LIVE in the category of Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 5, 2016

The Wiz LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production's recent success at the NAACP Image Awards and more. Check out the full interview here! (more...)

Pentatonix, Ne-Yo, Dick Van Dyke & More Join DISNEYLAND 60 SpecialPentatonix, Ne-Yo, Dick Van Dyke & More Join DISNEYLAND 60 Special
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fall Out Boy, Little Big Town, NE-YO and Pentatonix are just a handful of music's biggest superstars who'll take to the stage during THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60. (more...)

Paramount TV's GREASE: LIVE Tops 17 Million Viewers WorldwideParamount TV's GREASE: LIVE Tops 17 Million Viewers Worldwide
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Paramount Television's highly-acclaimed, breakthrough hit GREASE: LIVE delivered more than 17 million total viewers worldwide since it originally aired this past Sunday, Jan. 31. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

GLEE's Amber Riley to Lead DREAMGIRLS as 'Effie' in the West End This WinterGLEE's Amber Riley to Lead DREAMGIRLS as 'Effie' in the West End This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Feb 4, 2016

Big news in the DREAMGIRLS world tonight! The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye just revealed the news that GLEE and The Wiz LIVE! star Amber Riley will play 'Effie' when the musical makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. (more...)

Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Present FROST/NIXONMaltz Jupiter Theatre to Present FROST/NIXON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

In this presidential election year, nothing is more fitting then to look back at one of the nation's most complicated men ever to have served as leader of the free world. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016
by - Feb 2, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016. (more...)

Scoop: THE WORLD DOG AWARDS on THE CW - Tuesday, March 1, 2016Scoop: THE WORLD DOG AWARDS on THE CW - Tuesday, March 1, 2016
by - Feb 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE WORLD DOG AWARDS, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, March 1, 2016! (more...)

Off-Broadway Star Joshua Jackson Stars in New Music Video by MENEWOff-Broadway Star Joshua Jackson Stars in New Music Video by MENEW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Award-Winning director Joshua Butler produced and directed the new music video for the Canadian band called MENEW's upcoming single 'Baby You're Like a Drug.' (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Eddie Redmayne & More Join Presenters Lineup for 2016 OSCARSCate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Eddie Redmayne & More Join Presenters Lineup for 2016 OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

OSCARS producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today a third slate of presenters for the 88th OSCARS telecast. Among the new names are stage and screen star -- and winner last year for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING -- Eddie Redmayne, alongside theatre vet Cate Blanchett, INTO THE WOODS' Emily Blunt, The Wiz LIVE's Common, comedian Louis C.K. and more. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The COLOR PURPLE Celebrates Release of Cast Album!Photo Coverage: The COLOR PURPLE Celebrates Release of Cast Album!
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE recently recorded its official cast album, which was released by Broadway Records last month and can be purchased at Amazon.com and at www.BroadwayRecords.com. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, the production stars Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks- all making their Broadway debuts. The company just got together for a listening party and BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate. Check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of SMART PEOPLEPhoto Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of SMART PEOPLE
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre presents Lydia R. Diamond's play, Smart People, which opened last night, February 11, 2016, at Second StageTheatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE COLOR PURPLE's Cast Album Listening Party!Photo Coverage: Inside THE COLOR PURPLE's Cast Album Listening Party!
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE recently recorded its official cast album, which will be released by Broadway Records on February 19 and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com and atwww.BroadwayRecords.com. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, the production stars Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks- all making their Broadway debuts. The company just got together for a listening party and BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate. Check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to Return to Holland CenterDee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to Return to Holland Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Take a journey through the rich history of New Orleans with Grammy Award-winning Dee Dee Bridgewater, trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 12th and Douglas streets, Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's SMART PEOPLE Opens TonightSecond Stage Theatre's SMART PEOPLE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Second Stage Theatre presents Lydia R. Diamond's play, Smart People, opening tonight, February 11, 2016, at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

Review Roundup: SMART PEOPLE Opens at Second StageReview Roundup: SMART PEOPLE Opens at Second Stage
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2016

Second Stage Theatre presents Lydia R. Diamond's play, SMART PEOPLE, opening tonight, February 11, 2016, at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BroadwayWorld to Exclusively Stream Ben Cameron's BROADWAY SESSIONS; New Episode Coming on Sunday- Watch Ben's 10 Favorites!BroadwayWorld to Exclusively Stream Ben Cameron's BROADWAY SESSIONS; New Episode Coming on Sunday- Watch Ben's 10 Favorites!
by Ben Cameron - Feb 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce our latest collaboration. Beginning this Sunday, well be bringing you exclusive video content from Ben Cameron's Broadway Sessions- NYC's Ultimate Post Theater Extravaganza. Each week, Broadway Sessions welcomes a new Broadway cast or guest to perform, interact with the audience and bare their souls in this fast paced, zany, musical theatre variety show. Anything can, and will, happen when Broadway lets it's hair down. (more...)

OSF to Open 2016 Season with TWELFTH NIGHTOSF to Open 2016 Season with TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 81st year with preview performances beginning on February 19, and the season officially kicking off Friday night, February 26 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (director, Christopher Liam Moore). (more...)

Young Artists of America at Strathmore to Present Stephen Schwartz's CHILDREN OF EDENYoung Artists of America at Strathmore to Present Stephen Schwartz's CHILDREN OF EDEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

On Sunday, March 13th at 4pm, Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) presents the youth premiere of the new symphonic version of Children of Eden by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin and The Prince of Egypt). Schwartz himself will be working as a guest mentor with the YAA high school-aged students. The cast, full symphonic orchestra, and chorus will include over 350 youth from all over the DC Metro area including 250 younger artists from North Bethesda Middle School. The performance will take place at The Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD). (more...)

WIZ LIVE's Kenny Leon Offered GREASE: LIVE's Thomas Kail Running Critique During Live BroadcastWIZ LIVE's Kenny Leon Offered GREASE: LIVE's Thomas Kail Running Critique During Live Broadcast
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 10, 2016

The Wiz LIVE director Kenny Leon texted his running critique to GREASE: LIVE helmer Thomas Kail! (more...)

THE MARTIAN, THE OSCARS Among Winners of  Art Directors Guild Awards; Full ListTHE MARTIAN, THE OSCARS Among Winners of Art Directors Guild Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. (more...)

Tony & Emmy Winning Scenic Designer Derek McLane Wins ADG Award for 2015 OSCARSTony & Emmy Winning Scenic Designer Derek McLane Wins ADG Award for 2015 OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winning scenic designer DEREK McLANE was honored for Excellence in Production Design in Television (Awards or Special Event category) for his work on "The Oscars: 2015." (more...)

Like Lightning! GREASE: LIVE Brings Record Audience to CTVLike Lightning! GREASE: LIVE Brings Record Audience to CTV
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Like greased lightning! CTV's very big January concluded last night with 1.7 million viewers for GREASE: LIVE preliminary overnight data from Numeris reveals, making it the #1 entertainment program Sunday with total viewers and all key demos. The special peaked with 2.37 million viewers, tuning in to Sandy and Danny's dance solo during 'Born To Hand Jive'. (more...)

UPDATE: GREASE: LIVE Officially Beats NBC's 'The Wiz'; Closes In on 'Sound of Music'UPDATE: GREASE: LIVE Officially Beats NBC's 'The Wiz'; Closes In on 'Sound of Music'
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The first ratings are in for FOX's live broadcast of GREASE: LIVE and from the initial numbers, it appears that viewership was strong. (more...)

Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 1, 2016

GREASE: LIVE aired last night Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 on FOX and BWW has the reviews hot off the presses. (more...)

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