Broadway Workshop to Host Open House with FINDING NEVERLAND's Chris Dawn and More, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015
On September 26, 2015, Broadway Workshop is hosting an open house event for interested students. (more...)
VIDEO: David Alan Grier in All-New 'Magic of Theater' Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2015
NBC's The Wiz LIVE! has just released a second promo for the highly anticipated holiday production featuring David Alan Grier. (more...)
Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015
This September,¬†54 BELOW¬†presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th¬†Street. (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWW 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Happy Birthday Michael Urie! BWW Visits Oz Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 2015
On Monday night, January 20, 2014 BroadwayWorld.com kicked off our 10th anniversary celebration with a benefit for BC/EFA entitled BroadwayWorld.com Visits Oz. In celebration of Michael Urie's birthday, we bring you a special clip of his performance. A longtime friend to BroadwayWorld.com,¬†during his sold-out run of BUYER & CELLAR, he made time to come to JOE'S PUB to be part of our 10th Anniversary. At the event, he performed a special piece, written by BUYER & CELLAR Playwright's¬†Jonathan Tolins, entitled MY PASSION FOR OZ. (more...)
Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015
Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)
VIDEO: Dee Dee Bridgewater Records 'House of the Rising Sun' for New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015
DEE DEE'S FEATHERS, a journey through the history of New¬†Orleans¬†as told through song and the collaboration of Tony winner¬†Dee Dee¬†Bridgewater,¬†Irvin Mayfield¬†& The New¬†Orleans¬†Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), is set for release August 11th, 2015, via OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records. Click below to watch¬†The Wiz original cast member record the folk song 'House of the Rising Sun'¬†for the new album! (more...)
BWW Exclusive - THE WIZ Shanice Williams' HS Drama Teacher Shares Photos from Early Days
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 7, 2015
Today, BWW speaks with Alison Dooley, Williams' drama teacher from New Jersey's Rahway High School, who shares¬†her thoughts on the exciting casting news as well as exclusive production¬†photos featuring the talented actress. (more...)
WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/2015 - CHESS Reimagined, RENT in Scotland, Broadway Quiz and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 7, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: CHESS gets a brand-new staging in White Plains, RENT goes to Scotland, Broadway nerds battle it out with theatre trivia and more! (more...)
WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/2015 - HAMILTON Opens on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 2015
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: HAMILTON opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)
Breaking! Uzo Aduba and Amber Riley Join Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2015
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Uzo Aduba and GLEE's Amber Riley are the latest stars to join the cast of NBC's upcoming The Wiz LIVE! (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Stunning Performances by THE WIZ LIVE's Amber Riley & Uzo Aduba
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015
Below, check out some of BWW's favorite performances from these talented stars! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Star of NBC's THE WIZ- Shanice Williams Shares the Story of Her Road to Oz; Plus Hear Dorothy Sing!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 5, 2015
Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with the lady of the hour, as shares with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge the story of how she was cast, what happens between now and December, and so much more! (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 5th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 5, 2015
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Tours of 'Persuasion,' 'Pippin' and '42nd Street,' dueling productions of 'American Idiot,' Michael Kingston and Jane Lynch solo out, 'Bette' adds a date, Theo Ubique announced 'Blood Brothers,' Porchlight sets the season, and 'The Wiz Live!' gets movin' down the road! (more...)
THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams Talks Taking on Role of Dorothy: 'I'm Ready!'
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2015
Newcomer Shanice Williams¬†wiped away tears and expressed gratitude for the role during the appearance. (more...)
WAKE UP with BWW 8/5/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Finds Dorothy, Cumberbatch in HAMLET, McDonald & Swenson in Williamstown & More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 5, 2015
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: NBC's The Wiz LIVE! has found its Dorothy, Benedict Cumberbatch becomes HAMLET at the Barbican, McDonald & Swenson take the stage in Williamstown and more! (more...)
VIDEO: THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams Talks Taking on Role of Dorothy: 'I'm Ready!'
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2015
Newcomer Shanice Williams wiped away tears and expressed gratitude for the role during the appearance. (more...)
She'll Ease on Down the Road! Shanice Williams Will Play Dorothy in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE; Watch Audition!
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2015
NBC's The Wiz Live has found it's Dorothy! BroadwayWorld has just learned that Shanice Williams¬†has joined the cast (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Photos & Video - THE WIZ's Shanice Williams Performs at Paper Mill's 2014 Rising Star Concert!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2015
BWW has obtained exclusive photos of Williams performing at Paper Mill's 2013 New Voices Concert and¬†2014 Rising Star Awards Ceremony. Check them out below! (more...)
Breaking News: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Casts Its Cowardly Lion!
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015
Tony Award nominee and multi-talented actor and singer David Alan Grier is joining NBC's highly anticipated holiday production of 'The Wiz Live!,' set for Thursday, Dec. 3. (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWW 7/28/2015 - 8/4/2015
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NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Finds Its Dorothy; Find Out Who It Is Tomorrow on the TODAY SHOW!
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015
NBC's The Wiz Live has found it's Dorothy! According to the show's official Facebook page, the announcement will be made tomorrow, August 5. They write: 'Who will play Dorothy in¬†#TheWizLive? Find out tomorrow on the¬†Today Show¬†at 8:15am ET on NBC. We can't wait to share the news with you!' (more...)
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015
This week at¬†54 BELOW,¬†Broadway's Supper Club¬†presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond.¬†To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com¬†or call¬†(646) 476-3551. (more...)
BWW Interview - Todrick Hall Talks New MTV Series, Dream Broadway Role & Writing His Own Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 30, 2015
Hall¬†speaks exclusively with BWW about his exciting new MTV series, his dream Broadway role and why he 'absolutely, 150%' wants to return to the Great White Way in the near future! (more...)
Masterworks Chorale to Open Twelfth Concert Season With Selections from LES MISERABLES, THE WIZ, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015
Masterworks Chorale opens its twelfth concert season on September 27, 3:00 pm, at the Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts. Artistic Director Kathy Bizarth has returned to lead these dedicated singers who, with Accompanist David Kinrade, share their talents and skills with our community in schools and churches. (more...)
Uzo Aduba Talks Casting in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE: 'Anything Is Possible'
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2015
Best known for her Emmy-winning portrayal of Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren on the hit Netflix series 'Orange Is the New Black,' actress Uzo Aduba (Broadway's GODSPELL) stopped by this morning's TODAY to share that she couldn't believe it when she got the call to play Glinda the Good (more...)
WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/2015 - THE CHRISTIANS, HAMLET IN BED, Babs and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 28, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE CHRISTIANS and HAMLET IN BED begin off-Broadway and Babs gets a rerun on¬†THE TONIGHT SHOW! (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies,¬†The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!¬†and¬†Smash.¬†Their Broadway credits include¬†Promises, Promises¬†and¬†How to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits include¬†Hairspray, Chicago,¬†A Raisin in the Sun¬†and¬†Footloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation of¬†Pippin¬†and much more. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier Talks 'Whole New Vision of the Lion' in New Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015
NBC's The Wiz LIVE! just released a brand-new promo for the highly anticipated holiday¬†production, featuring David Alan Grier talking about his daughter's reaction to him playing 'The Lion' - hear what he had to say below! (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in Pictures
by Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2015
Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com sat down with the very busy dynamic duo of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to discuss... well, everything. (more...)
VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Sings 'White Horse' With Taylor Swift
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2015
Known for bringing other celebrities on stage during her shows, Swift welcomed OITNB star Uzo Aduba to sing 'White Horse' with her. This must have been great practice for Aduba's upcoming role in The Wiz LIVE on NBC. Below, watch the simple, but lovely, performance! (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 23
by Audition Roundup - Aug 23, 2015
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 23, 2015 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 - 8/22-8/23/2015
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 23, 2015 - Sunday, August 23, 2015. (more...)
Photo Flash: SPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015
PEDRO PAN, a new bi-lingual children's musical, explores the struggles of Pedro, a young boy, sent to the US by his parents to escape the growing dangers of revolutionary Havana. Once in the U.S., Pedro must learn to adapt to a new language, culture, and country. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)
Full Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015
Paper Mill Playhouse¬†will open its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere musical The Bandstand. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes¬†(Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella,¬†Bonnie and Clyde), Corey Cott¬†(Newsies, Gigi)¬†and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) will star in¬†The Bandstand. (more...)
SPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos Appears in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015
PEDRO PAN, a new bi-lingual children's musical, explores the struggles of Pedro, a young boy, sent to the US by his parents to escape the growing dangers of revolutionary Havana. Once in the U.S., Pedro must learn to adapt to a new language, culture, and country. (more...)
BWW Review: STUPID SONGS PRESENTS STUPID GOLD Featuring Stupidly Funny and Stupidly Incredible Singers!
by Gil Kaan - Aug 19, 2015
On August 18th, The Stupid Songs Troupe wowed the packed house of the Rockwell Table & Stage with their fast-paced 70-minutes of 18 non-stop songs of high hilarity and witty, hysterical lyrics. Director Keri Safran begins the fun with 'Stupid Gold,' her re-written lyrics to the tune of 'Xanadu.' Backed by twelve of her enthusiastic troupe-mates, this opener sets the audience up for the lofty amusement that follows. (more...)
Cirque du Soleil Creating New Show for Broadway; PARAMOUR Opens Next Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Cirque du Soleil Theatrical is coming to Broadway!¬†Scott Zeiger, President and Managing Director¬†just announced the new production of Cirque du Soleil -PARAMOUR, the organization's first created specifically for Broadway. Previews for this production will begin on Saturday, April 16, 2016 with an official opening set for Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Lyric Theatre (213 West 42nd Street). (more...)
A Female Wizard? THE WIZ Director Kenny Leon Came Up with Casting Queen Latifah for the Title Role
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015
Grammy and Golden Globe-winner Queen Latifah will soon return to musical theatre as the title character in¬†NBC's highly-anticipated The Wiz LIVE! (airing December 3)- a part that is usually played by a man. In a recent Variety article, it is revealed that director Kenny Leon first came up the idea for the gender-bending casting. (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWW 8/11/2015 - 8/18/2015
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New Musical BRUSH STROKES to Debut as Part of Thespis Theater Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015
BRUSH STROKES¬†is a new musical that has been selected for the NY Thespis Theater Festival.¬†Performances are at the Hudson Guild Theater, 411 West 26th¬†street (between 9th¬†& 10th¬†Avenues), NYC. (more...)
WAKE UP with BWW 8/14/2015 - FringeNYC Kicks Off and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 14, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: FringeNYC kicks off today, William Finn's new song cycle debuts in MA, queen 'PRISCILLA' heads out on tour in the UK and more! (more...)
Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Members from THE WIZ Reunite in Central Park!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015
Several original cast members from the iconic Broadway premiere production of The Wiz convened last night in honor of¬†the show's 40th anniversary in a series of special performances.¬†Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater and more will joined to celebrate the musical in Central Park and Marcus Garvey Park with a series of special outdoor celebrations featuring song, story and dance titled The Wiz: A CELEBRATION IN DANCE & MUSIC. Check out photos below! (more...)
Breaking: It's Coming Together in Oz: Ne-Yo, Common Join Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ne-Yo and Common¬†have joined the cast, of NBC's highly-anticipated The Wiz LIVE!. Ne-Yo will take on the role of the Tin Man, while Common portrays the gatekeeper of Oz, a non-sining role (more...)
WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2015
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: Ease on down the road to Central Park for a WIZ reunion! (more...)
Burning Coal's Its 2015-16 Season to Feature THE WIZ, BLUE SKY & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015
Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, NC announces its 2015/2016 season of plays. In its 19th season, the theatre, housed in the historic Murphy School auditorium at 224 Polk Street, will host the Brooklyn based Only Child Aerial Theatre's Production of Asylum created by Nicki Miller and Kendall Rileigh and directed by Nicki Miller (October 15 - November 1, 2015), The Wiz by William F Brown, Charles Smalls and Luther Vandross, directed by Randolph Curtis Rand (December 3 - December 20, 2015), The US premier of Blue Sky by Clare Bayley, directed by Gus Heagerty and co-produced by CAM/Raleigh (January 28 - February 14, 2016 at CAM/Raleigh), and the American premier of Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall, the writer of Billy Elliot, directed by Jerome Davis (April 7 - April 24, 2016). (more...)
WAKE UP with BWW 8/11/2015 - Annie Baker's JOHN Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 11, 2015
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: Annie Baker's JOHN opens off-Broadway, ON THE TOWN welcomes a new dancer and more! (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWW 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015
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Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015
As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)
The 28th Long Beach Jazz Festival to Feature Jeff Bradshaw & Friends, Chrisette Michele, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015
For over 27 years, Rainbow Lagoon Park has been transformed into a musical arena of sounds performed by jazz greats that have traveled all over the world. In addition, the vendor's cuisine and upscale merchandise in the pavilion has always been guests' favorite area to parlay. (more...)