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BWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the Dream
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 23, 2017

I am incredibly proud of all my kids and Ryan is pursuing his dream as a performer. He has been performing for quite awhile now as a professional and I have had the idea that this would be so since about his Junior year in High School. I have always taken the time to include my kids (when they have shown an interest) into the shows I was doing. Ryan and his older sister, Kaitlynn, were able to be more inundated with it at a young age as I was more active as a professional performer and they got to be backstage and at rehearsal, and often in shows with me. Whenever I was in a show that needed kids, I got them an audition and, since they were talented, often got cast, so we were able to share the stage. Sound of Music, South Pacific, Music Man, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, all shows that my kids been able to share with me. (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017
by - Apr 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

Second Baptist's THE BOY FRIEND Tops 2017 Tommy Tune Awards at TUTS; See the Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the winners of the 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BOY FRIEND, LES MISERABLES, SWEENEY TODD and More Win Big at 2017 Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) just announced the winners of the 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards, and BroadwayWorld is excited to share photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

Grabbitz 'Play This Game' Single & Music Video Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

'My favorite parts about this song are the bassline, the simplicity and the cockiness,' says singer/songwriter and producer GRABBITZ. Today (April 21) the Los Angeles/Buffalo-based artist releases his new single and official music video for 'Play This Game' from his upcoming debut full-length album THINGS CHANGE (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2017

A big GOOD MORNING shout-out to today's eye-poppingly gorgeous cover models - the beautiful and talented Tosha Pendergrast and her equally dreamy husband Benjamin Pendergrast, who start off their morning by catching up on the latest theatrical dish while listening to the score of Legally Blonde, Tosha's next choreographic assignment for Pull-Tight Players before she heads off to teach dance, among other things, at Christ Presbyterian Academy. (more...)

Chicago Theatre Workshop Announces Cast and Production Team for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chicago Theatre Workshop, in association with Fletcher Jones Volkswagen, is proud to announce the regional premiere of Little Miss Sunshine, May 11 - June 4, at The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Little Miss Sunshine, music and lyrics by James Lapine and book by William Finn, is directed and choreographed by Maggie Portman and music directed by Nick Sula. (more...)

Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center to Host High School Playwriting Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center (soon to be the Appell Center for the Performing Arts) is proud to announce its second annual High School Playwriting Festival, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, in the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. (more...)

Salty Brine to Bring WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE to Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Salty Brine has announced the premiere of a new cabaret, Welcome to the Jungle, as the latest installment in his series, The Living Record Collection.  Welcome to the Jungle, inspired by Harry Nilsson's hit album Nilsson Schmilsson and Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, will perform on May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7 at Pangea.  (more...)

Maulik Pancholy and Members of Congress to Take the Stage in STC's WILL ON THE HILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Shakespeare Theatre Company will once again welcome Members of Congress and distinguished Washington influencers onto its stage to perform in Will on the Hill, a lively show infused with comedic references to contemporary politics. (more...)

BWW Interview: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Apr 20, 2017

'Whattya wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU-' Stop the madness, y'all. Jacksonville is the smallest big town I've ever seen, and although there is so much to do, it can be overwhelming trying to narrow it down. The Vital 5 is here to help you decide. This weekly feature breaks down my top 5 theatrical picks for the upcoming week. Share this to help your friends, and we can then all avoid the frustration of having to choose (well, kind of - you're on your own for dinner plans!) (more...)

Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' LITTLE FISH at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's LITTLE FISH, an oblique parable for urban life after the attacks of September 11th, directed by Producing Artistic Director Allison Hendrix with music direction by Kory Danielson, playing July 9 - August 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Celebrating 40 Years of Theater in North Nashville with RED: HUNT FOR A KILLER AND A KING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Born Again Church celebrates 40 years of producing broadway caliber theater in North Nashville through their Living Parables Drama Ministry. RED- The Hunt For A Killer And A King is a delightfully colorful story of a young maiden who lives in The Woods. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017!
by Sally Henry - Apr 20, 2017

The winners are in! BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation Announce 2017 Kenny Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation announced the nominees for the 24th annual Kenny Awards in 13 award categories. The event was open to 200 participants and aired live on Facebook. (more...)

Philip Dawkins' THE BURN to Debut with Steppenwolf for Young Adults in 2017-18; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2017/18 season: The Crucible, the Tony Award-winning American classic by Arthur Miller directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry, and the world premiere of The Burn by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins directed by Devon de Mayo. SYA's 2017/18 Season explores the question, When you Say it Enough, Does a Lie Become the Truth? (more...)

Telly Leung to Bring HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS to The Green Room 42 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Telly Leung - the Broadway and television star of "Glee," Godspell and Rent, who recently starred on Broadway in In Transit - will debut his new concert "Hello, Young Lovers" at the performance space The Green Room 42 at Yotel (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street) for one show only on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 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. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

CABARET to Open Arden Theatre Company's 2017-18 Lineup; Children's Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announced today that the musical CABARET will open their 30th Anniversary Season and the 2017/18 20th Anniversary Arden Children's Theatre Season. (more...)

Sheridan Smith to visit Birmingham Hippodrome in Smash-Hit Musical FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to welcome Sheridan Smith in the UK Tour of Funny Girl from 8 - 13 May 2017 who reprises her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice. (more...)

College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 25 Best Online Paralegal Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Cast Announced for SIREN'S DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Casting for 'Siren's Den: A New Rock Musical' is complete!  The cast stars *Lindsey Lake (Rent Tour) as rockstar, Skylar Cole, Andrea Leach (Beauty and the Beast Int'l Tour) as Jessie, *Chris Gleim (Jesus Christ Superstar Tour) as Logan, *Adam R. Kaster (The Golden Bride) as Garrett, and *Alan Gillespie (Miss Saigon Tour) as Bar Manager/Kurtis Katz.  The show's creator, Rori Nogee (Showgirls, the Musical!) will play Remy Morgan.  The Vultures will be played by Lauren Chastain, Jonte Culpepper (Bayside, the Musical!), Musa Hitomi, Frankie Shin, Erin Ullman and Corbin Williams (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas). (more...)

Casting Announced for Griffin Theatre's RAGTIME at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 18, 2017

AEA President Kate Shindle is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. She took a moment from her cross-country drive to chat with BroadwayWorld. (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with ILLYRIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will present a new actor-musician workshop staging of Illyria on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4pm and Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7pm. Illyria features book, music, and lyrics by Peter Mills and is adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Mills and Reichel. (more...)

PERFECT CRIME Becomes the First Off-Broadway Play To Ever Reach 30 Years of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The long running Off-Broadway show PERFECT CRIME will make history tonight, Tuesday, becoming the first play in New York City to ever reach its 30th anniversary. (more...)

FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY: A MUSICAL REVUE (OF SORTS) to Continue Journey with Stage Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of 'From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Revue (of sorts)' with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Fiasco Theater Company's Patrick Mulryan Talks Deep INTO THE WOODS
by Don Grigware - Apr 17, 2017

Actor Patrick Mulryan, a member of the Fiasco Theater Company, is currently playing Jack in their touring production of Into The Woods at the Ahmanson through May 14. He took time from his busy schedule to talk about the role and his blossoming theatre career. Patrick, you are having such a great time playing Jack that the joy you are feeling transcends the footlights. What is your honest impression of him? Define his character traits and flaws. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

LOBBY HERO to Make Houston Premiere at 4th Wall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for the Houston premiere of Lobby Hero, written by acclaimed playwright and Manchester by the Sea's Academy Award-winning director/screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan.  (more...)

New Musical SWEETEE, Set in '30s Depression-Era South, to Arrive Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SWEETEE (www.SweeteeTheMusical.com) a new American musical with book, music and lyrics by Gail Kriegel (Home Front, Seven) and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony  nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Birch (Broadway: Grease, Candide, Parade) will play at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) for a limited engagement from May 21st - June 18th. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Michael Kostroff and Blair Brown Join MasterVoices' Star-Studded BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As previously announced, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Christiane Noll to Make Met Room Debut with THE IRA GERSHWIN ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Chiristiane Noll will make her Metropolitan Room debut with 'The Ira Gershwin Album' on May 24th and June 7th at 7 p.m. (more...)

Star of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Rachel Bloom is Writing a Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

According to Entertainment Weekly, Rachel Bloom, star of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, is currently in the process of writing a book. The publisher describes the book as 'hilarious, irreverent, and deeply relatable personal essays, fictional stories, poems, opinions, and more.' (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse has announced nominations in twelve categories for the Fourth Annual Totem Pole Playhouse Awards to be presented Sunday, May 21, at 5pm on stage at Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater. (more...)

AVENUE Q, ONCE, and More Fill Warner Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 Warner Stage Company season.  The Main Stage season opens in November with AVENUE Q and follows with ONCE, THE FULL MONTY and Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

Producers of DAVID BLUNKETT THE MUSICAL Present the Premiere of TRUMP –THE PANTO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

???????Twelve years after making headlines with 'David Blunkett the Musical', about the tangled love lives of Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett and Spectator magazine publisher Kimberly Quinn, ("it superbly takes the piss out of the Sextator goings-on and has great tunes as well" - Suzanne More, The Spectator) the same London producers are turning their satirical guns on the White House and US President Trump. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Satire to Close The Ringwald's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre will conclude its 10th Anniversary Season with the Michigan premiere of Silence! The Musical with book by Hunter Bell (Tony-nominated writer of {title of show}) and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. (more...)

'WATSON INTELLIGENCE', LUNA GALE and More on Tap for CoHo Productions's 22nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

CoHo Productions has announced #CoHoSeason22, featuring four artist-led co-productions of contemporary plays in the main subscription season for 2017-2018. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Once on this Island Auditions!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Once on this Island Auditions! (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Introduce Irish Rep's 2017 SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Charles Chatelain about Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS
by West of Broadway - Apr 13, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott sit down with the Charles Chatelain, President of the Center Theater Group's Young Producers Circle to discuss the Fiasco Theater's production of Into The Woods performing at the Ahmanson Theater from now until May 14th. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President; Paul Libin, Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel, Senior Vice President) are proud to announce the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).   (more...)

INTO THE WOODS at the Garden Theatre Sondheim Musical Explores The Consequences of Wishes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 W Plant St.) is proud to present Into The Woods, showing April 28 - May 28, 2017. Into The Woods is presented by Florida Hospital Winter Garden. The show is also sponsored by Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware.  (more...)

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