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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.

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based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

It’s got rock. It’s got gospel. It’s got soul. And oh my, the dancing! In a dream collaboration, Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the city’s oldest continuously operating dance company, fill the Wyly Theatre with dancing, singing and laughter for the dazzling musical that won seven Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 1975. Featuring Brierley Resident Acting Company members Liz Mikel and Hassan El-Amin, this eye-popping, high-energy family hit starts with a tornado and keeps lifting from there, as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion “Ease on Down the Road” and ultimately learn there’s no place like home.


Broadway AM Report, 6/30/2016 - Vineyard Luncheon, Idina on THE TALK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2016

Today's big news: Colman Domingo hosts today's Emerging Artists Luncheon at the Vineyard, and Idina Menzel co-hosts on THE TALK! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Jason Alexander & More Set for ABC's MATCH GAME
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

MATCH GAME's celebrity panel just got a lot more _____! The iconic and irreverent game show, hosted by Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin welcomes more stars to the roster this season (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/30/16- David Alan Grier
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2016

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier! Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Trailer for Critically-Acclaimed Original Film TALLULAH
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Netflix has released the trailer and key art for the critically-acclaimed film TALLULAH, which will debut on July 29 in all territories where Netflix is available. (more...)

Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch & More Set for First Dallas Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Denise Lee Onstage and Fair Park Dallas have set the stage for the first-ever Dallas Cabaret Festival, July 28-30, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's Mykal Kilgore Joins FREEDOM RIDERS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presents FREEDOM RIDERS from July 27th through August 2nd at June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th St #1, New York, NY 10018). The official opening is set for Wednesday, July 27th, at 8PM. (more...)

Cirque Du Soleil's PARAMOUR to Tumble Into the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Cirque du Soleil and RED, a Sony distribution company, announced today that the Broadway cast album of PARAMOUR will be recorded on June 29 and 30 to be released later this summer. The album will contain songs and selections from the show, including material by Bob & Bill and Andreas Carlsson. (more...)

Local Students to Take Part in Paper Mill's 2016 Summer Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has selected students to be a part of the theater's prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2016. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba's 'Crazy Eyes' Warren Shows You How to Speak 'Singlish'
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK STAR Uzo Aduba made a recent visit to Berlin for the hit show's fourth season premiere, where she picked up a set of 'Singlish' (Singapore English) versions of quotes from her character iconic character. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Offers 'Oz', 'Magic Suitcase' Summer 2016 Youth Theatre Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Children ages 4 through 12 can have fun and gain impressive life skills by taking class and performing live on stage in one of the Laguna Playhouse Summer 2016 Youth Theatre Classes. (more...)

BROADWAY POR AMOR refleja la Evolución del CENTRO BROADWAY MEXICO desde hace poco más de 14 años
by Clemente Sanchez - Jul 8, 2016

BROADWAY POR AMOR...Evolution, de Centro Broadway México, cumple 14 años ininterrumpidos. (more...)


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Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

Breaking: Ariana Grande Joins Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Penny!
by Alan Henry - Jul 7, 2016

Music superstar and stage and television actress Ariana Grande has been added to an already impressive cast for NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' playing the role of Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad's incorrigible best friend. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Fascinating Footage Showing The Glamour and Grime of Times Square in 1976
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

In the 1970s, the desperate fiscal state of New York City was summarized by the infamous 1975 Daily News headline, 'Ford To City: Drop Dead.' (more...)

Bright Light Bright Light's Choreography Debuts at #39 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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PHOTO FLASH: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Gets Crabby With Marc Shaiman
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will be taking on the role of the deliciously evil Velma Von Tussle, a/k/a the former Miss Baltimore Crabs. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Adds Five Performances of VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is adding even more performances of Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, due to strong patron demand for tickets. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Supports Orlando at FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE; Go Inside the Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando brought together some of Broadway's biggest stars last night to support the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, Hope and Help Center and Zebra Coalition. The benefit concert, which sold out within two hours of tickets going on-sale, took place at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

NEA Chairman Visits Trenton to Mark State Arts Council's 50th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, concluded a two-day visitto the Garden State celebrating the golden anniversary of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The event was held in the historic Assembly Chamber of the New Jersey State House, where the legislation establishing the State Arts Council was signed 50 years ago this week. (more...)

Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

Scoop: MATCH GAME on ABC - Thursday, August 11, 2016
by - Jul 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 11, 2016! (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Scoop: MATCH GAME on ABC - Sunday, July 24, 2016
by - Jul 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 24, 2016! (more...)

Broadway Bootcamp's THE WIZ to Open This Weekend at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway Bootcamp as part of Manatee Performing Arts Center's Conservatory Program presents The Wiz! (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival's Carner & Gregor Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season continues with its CABARET SERIES featuring CARNER & GREGOR (ISLAND SONG). Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls), in the recently renovated Cabaret space on July 31st and August 1st at 7:30pm. Tickets are $26 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

BWW's Guide to 4th of July TV Celebrations - Sutton Foster, Christopher Jackson & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 2, 2016

With the celebration of America's birthday just around the corner, BWW brings you a guide to this year's Fourth of July television specials! (more...)

HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

There is a whole new Hamilton cast to get to know, and BroadwayWorld is here to help. Get to know the new Chicago company below! (more...)

HOLLOWAY to Take Famous Disappearance to the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Holloway: In Concert on Sunday, August 14th at 9:30PM. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Brings It 'Home'
by Ben Cameron - Jul 18, 2016

To be honest, I've been feeling a little HOMEsick this week. Missing our Thursday nights together at our beautiful HOME, The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Well, who says you can't go HOME... let's bring it on HOME with some of our favorite friends singing one of our favorite musical theatre classics- HOME from The Wiz. (Are you getting a 'home' theme here?) (more...)

Meet the Cast of Little Radical Theatrics' OLIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Don't miss those seen here and the rest of the superbly gifted multi-generational cast of Oliver! in this unique production. Oliver! runs from July 21st-July 24th at the Grinton I Will Library, located at 1500 Central Ave Yonkers NY. This is a truly special take on this beloved classic show.  (more...)

NBC Garners 42 Primetime Emmy Nominations, Leading Broadcast Networks
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

NBC received 42 Primetime Emmy® nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, leading the broadcast networks and surpassing its 41 nominations received last year. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, NBC's The Wiz LIVE garnered six Emmy Award nominations. Below, return to the magical land of Oz with video and photos from the Emmy-nominated broadcast! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WOZ: A ROCK CABARET with Guest Star Andre De Shields
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

After selling out shows across Chicago, "WOZ: A Rock Cabaret," is back by popular demand for five performances only now through July 17, 2016 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Joining the original cast as The Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original "The Wiz" (1975). The press opening is tonight, July 15 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's The Wiz LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

Bright Light Bright Light's CHOREOGRAPHY Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Choreography, the third album from acclaimed U.K. artist Bright Light Bright Light-the solo project of vocalist and producer Rod Thomas, is out now. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meggie Cansler - Inspire to Change the World
by Guest Blogger: Meggie Cansler - Jul 15, 2016

Transcendence Theatre Company is more than just a night at the theatre. Our Mission is "to create transcendent experiences that inspire others to go beyond the usual limits and change the world in extraordinary ways." (more...)

Andre DeShields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Heads to Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kim Lawson and Donica Lynn. CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. runs August 25, 26 and 27, 2016 at 8pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Breaking News: Karen Olivo, Alexander Gemignani & Miguel Cervantes Will Lead HAMILTON in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

KAREN OLIVO, who electrified audiences with her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY, returns to the stage as the brilliant and beautiful Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Joining Ms. Olivo in Chicago are Broadway veterans MIGUEL CERVANTES as Alexander Hamilton, and ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI as King George III. (more...)

BWW Review: Poignant and Powerful TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Spotlighters Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jul 13, 2016

The Jonathan Larson musical should not be missed. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lyrissa Leininger & Michael Kennedy of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Jul 13, 2016

One important and valuable aspect of Cabrillo Music Theatre's long tenure in Ventura County is its devotion to casting talented young local performers in as many of its productions as it can. Cabrillo's casts are usually laden with a mix of professional Equity lead performers, local and regional talent from Southern California (and sometimes elsewhere), but especially home-grown youngsters. We spoke with two of the latter during a rehearsal session recently, Lyrissa Leininger, 16, and Michael Kennedy, 19, who have already gotten their feet wet (an appropriate pre-requisite for The Little Mermaid!) in a number of Cabrillo productions. (more...)

MenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Under the direction of Artistic Director Bob Gunn, MenAlive -- now celebrating 15 seasons as Orange County's first and only Gay Men's Chorus -- will present a spectacular song-and-dance extravaganza showcasing some of Broadway's best musicals of the past 15 years... the very same time frame (from 2001 to 2016) of MenAlive's very existence. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. to Swim Into Maltz Jupiter Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Take a journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Helm Huntington Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Tony Award winner Billy Porter will return to the Huntington to direct next seasons Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. Mr. Porter directed the Huntington's 2015 production of George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum and is currently performing on Broadway in Wolfe's production of Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Topdog/Underdog will perform March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the BU Theatre/Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: First Listen - Faarrow Releases 'Shut Up' Track ft. Elijah Kelley & Zac Efron
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Iman and Siham Hashi, better known as FAARROW, are back with another look into their debut EP this Friday in a new song called 'Shut Up.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway-Bound Allison Semmes Is Living Her Dream as MOTOWN's Diana Ross
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 10, 2016

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL has wowed audiences across the country, and after an exciting run on Broadway and a national tour, the magic of MOTOWN makes its way back to the Nederlander Theater for a limited 18 week engagement. BroadwayWorld sat down with the lovely Allison Semmes, who, after two and a half years in the MOTOWN family, continues to sparkle in the role of Diana Ross. (more...)

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