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Plymouth Theatre (New York, NY)
236 W. 45th St.

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Based on the novel ThťrŤse Raquin by Emile Zola

The Broadway Tenors to Headline Children's Shelter Benefit in Jonesboro, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Night of Stars presents The Broadway Tenors in Concert, an evening of favorite musical theatre hits, at its annual fundraising event for the Children's Shelter, Monday, September 14, 2015 at The Silos, 1743 County Road 380, Bono, AR. (more...)

Reasons To Get Excited; Broadway's October Openings
by Michael Dale - Sep 26, 2015

Which of these October openings are you most excited for? (more...)

LET'S KICK SOME SAS with Broadway Veteran Rachelle Rak
by Nora Dominick - Sep 17, 2015

Rachelle Rak is ready to help old and new performers to find a new and fresh way to approach their work with LET'S KICK SOME SAS! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/11/2015 - AMELIE Opens in Berkeley and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 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? This weekend's big news: AMELIE brings Montmartre to Berkeley tonight and more! (more...)

From HAMLET To CASPER, From Scary To Sexy; A Sampling Of Theatre's Ghost Stories
by Michael Dale - Oct 30, 2015

Broadway loves a good ghost story, but not all ghost stories are the scary kind. (more...)

VIDEO: Harry Connick Jr. Premieres New Song 'Like We Do' on GMA
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

AMERICAN IDOL judge Harry Connick Jr. stopped by this week's GMA to dish on his new album 'That Would Be Me' and his latest projects. (more...)

David Yazbek and Norbert Leo Butz to Showcase New Material at SubCulture, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

David Yazbek with Norbert Leo Butz will perform on November 18, 2015 at 8 p.m. at SubCulture, and BroadwayWorld has learned they will be showcasing some new material! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 25, 2015
by - Oct 25, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/17/15- Susan Stroman
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2015

Happy Birthday Susan Stroman! Winner of the Tony award for both direction and choreography of the original Broadway production of The Producers, Stroman's Broadway work includes The Scottsboro Boys, Contact, Crazy for You, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein, The Frogs, The Music Man, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Big, Picnic. A five-time Tony Award winner, Stroman's work has been honored with Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lucille Lortel, George Abbott and Astaire awards. (more...)

Tony Nominee Harry Connick, Jr. to Host Syndicated Daytime Talk Show
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

 NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold the new first-run entertainment show 'Harry' to the FOX Television Stations. The new show, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr., will debut in September 2016 in national syndication; it was announced today by Ed Swindler, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations. (more...)

David Yazbek and Norbert Leo Butz Showcase New Material at SubCulture Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

David Yazbek with Norbert Leo Butz perform tonight, November 18, 2015 at 8 p.m. at SubCulture, and BroadwayWorld has learned they will be showcasing some new material! (more...)

Joan Benedict Steiger's Autobiography BROOKLYN BABY Out This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

¬ďI'm still learning after all these years,¬Ē says Joan Benedict Steiger.¬† Even after a prolific career spanning stage, screen, and television --¬†and inspiring romances with three devoted men --¬†the veteran actress still finds each role a new challenge to experience and new terrain to explore. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Sean Palmer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 4, 2016

In this episode: Sean Palmer- Before he was Prince Eric he was swinging and dancing Fosse, Cilento, and Blankenbuehler. Sean shares how to survive a face plant, find your magic, and come to terms with when your insides don't match your outside. At the heart of the interview is a shy leading man finding his true  authentic self in a industry of judgement. ? (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Scott Barnhardt
by Broadway's Backbone - May 31, 2016

In this episode: Broadways Scott Barnhardt- Scott was saying "Hello" years before Adele. As a self-proclaimed theatre nerd, this Book of Mormon original cast member discusses the differences between a workshop and a lab, how to survive a bad review and dares to ask the questions, "What else is out there?"  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Susan Stroman
by Broadway's Backbone - May 17, 2016

In this episode: Susan Stroman maybe the most awarded female director/choreographer in history, but it is her truth as an artist that has made her work ever-evolving. She deservedly has received legendary status and her contributions to the theatre are far from over. In this podcast, "Stro" shares inspiration, guidance, laughter, and reality: with  a  quantity of quotes that are mantra-worthy.  It is Stroman's love for the theatre, respect for the craft and compassion for the performer that makes her an extraordinary woman in a creative yet complicated career.  (more...)

Check Out Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/9
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 9-13. (more...)

Tickets to Harry Connick, Jr. Concert at State Theatre on Sale 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust presents pianist, vocalist, composer and star of stage and screen, HARRY CONNICK, JR. for one night only with his band in AN EVENING WITH HARRY CONNICK, JR. at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Connick will be performing songs from his new album "That Would Be Me." (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with DISASTER Choreographer Joann Hunter
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 7, 2016

 Disaster and School of Rock's choreographer Joann Hunter. Joann was born in Japan, raised in Rhode Island and has two shows opening on Broadway this season. She has worked with the icon Jerome Robbins, her Idol Susan Stroman, the legend Andrew Lloyd Webber, and now is paving the way to become a theatre titan herself. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with BRIGHT STAR's Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 24, 2016

In this episode: Bright Star choreographer and associate choreographer Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins- this creative pair is a prime example of complimenting each other and making the show and process productive and enjoyable. This may be because of the 20 years offstage they've spent practicing their partnership. This married couple talks about how being part of the ensemble has paved the way for creating and choreographing the ensemble and how persistence and perseverance will pave a bumpy road. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Special Guest Drew King
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 21, 2016

In this episode: On The 20th Century's Drew King made his debut in this show and won an Astaire Award along with his fellow Porters.  Drew's road to Broadway was like the local train taking its time to get to its destination.  In this episode, Drew breaks down  his journey to NYC and talks  about everything from EMC points, anxiety, college applications, open calls and insecurities- Broadway 101 or novice's guide to trying to making it on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director & Choreographer Susan Stroman!
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 16, 2016

She's won multiple Tonys for big, splashy, toe-tapping musicals, but Stro's current project is a nonmusical family dramedy off-Broadway. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Karen Giombetti
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 14, 2016

In this episode: Karen Giombetti has toured with Sammy Davis Jr., has cooked spaghetti for Fred Ebb on numerous occasions, and now casts American Dance Machine. Throughout her eclectic career she's had faith in knowing that things are meant to be and that fate and destiny have an honest impact on her life and vocation.  (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Tripp Hanson
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 7, 2016

In this episode: Tripp Hanson is currently in Act 2 of his career, and he sees the possibility of there being four. Tripp started as a street performer, landed on Broadway, toured with Tommy Tune, and now is an acupuncturist with his own practice. Few people are given the arts of healing and musical theatre, but Tripp is a one of a kind creation. When asked how it feels to have left showbiz, he responded, 'I didn't leave my tribe, I just went from warrior to medicine man.' (more...)

BWW Review: There's a New Almighty In Town! Sean Hayes in AN ACT OF GOD
by Michael Dale - Jun 6, 2016

David Javerbaum's nightclubby comedy returns to Broadway for another summer engagement. (more...)

BWW TV: ALLEGIANCE's Darren Lee Accepts Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble Award!
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 28, 2016

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld announced the results for our first annual Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble Award, which went to the company of Allegiance. Darren Lee accepted the award on behalf of his cast, with the help of Broadway favorite Sean Palmer and you can check out how it all went down below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Elma Linz Kanefield
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 20, 2016

In this episode: Elma Linz Kanefield is the only exclusive psychotherapist dealing specifically with the performing artist in New York City. She created the counseling services at Juilliard 30 years ago by herself and now it thrives with ten social workers. She discusses getting unstuck, getting out of your own way, training your gut and most importantly, the need to change self-talk and the insidious thinking that prevents performers from reaching their performance potential. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' Norbert Leo Butz Earns His Great Big Stuff, 2005
by Michael Dale - Jun 2, 2016

The emerging star finally gets a chance to be showcased in a glitzy Broadway hit. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Gregg Barnes
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 13, 2016

In this episode: Broadway Costume Designer Gregg Barnes- In order for the ensemble to finish the storytelling, they need certain tools, and costumes are one of them.  Two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes treats designing the ensemble as if each member is the star of the show.  His goal isn't only to make every person on stage look beautiful, but feel beautiful. In one of the most joyful interviews, this artistic genius talks about how to communicate with the designer, how the fitting room can be part of the characters creation, and how important it is to give everyone their dignity.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Susann Fletcher
by Broadway's Backbone - Jul 5, 2016

In this episode: Susann Fletcher- a whore for Tommy Tune, a Stripper for Jerome Robbins, and a damsel in distress in Bloodsucking Pharoahs in Pittsburgh. She has enough career stories to fill a novel. At her emotional core she is just grateful to still be in this business with her tribe. She plans to continue to break down barriers, mentor the future, and persevere when the inner demons want to set up shop in her head. All the greatness came out of the need to correct a childhood club foot. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ON YOUR FEET's David Baida
by Broadway's Backbone - Jul 14, 2016

In this episode: On Your Feet's David Baida- If you were to combine phrases like: 'Slow and steady wins the race,' 'Don't give up on your dreams,' 'Perseverance is the key,' you'd find the career of David Baida. His story spans 20 years of not giving up, finding his creativity outside NYC and within himself, and leaving the business many times. Now he can say its because of Lin-Manuel Miranda that he's working with Gloria Estefan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/30/16- Norbert Leo Butz
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Norbert Leo Butz! Butz made his Broadway debut as Adam Pascal's replacement as Roger Davis in Rent in 1996. Additional Broadway credits include Thou Shalt Not (Camille Raquin, 2001-2002), for which he received a Tony Award nomination; Wicked (the original Fiyero, 2003) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy) for which he received the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, a Drama League Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award. His Off-Broadway credits include The Last Five Years (Jamie), Songs for a New World (Lead Male 2), Saved (Fred), and Juno and the Paycock (Jerry Devine). MOst recently, Butz originated the role of Carl Hanratty in the new musical Catch Me If You Can. For this role he won his second Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical[14] and his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with MATILDA's Heather Tepe
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 29, 2016

In this episode: guest Andre Ward talks about how there is nothing 'Rotten' about joining the Renaissance, how he's roller skated for Tina Fey and with Whoopi Goldberg and done the Disco of the Ages. He also shares how continuing to find his authenticity offstage will make a healthier and longer career onstage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/27/16- Debra Monk
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2016

Happy Birthday, Debra Monk! The Tony Award winner made her Broadway debut in PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES in 1982. Her Broadway credits include PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, PRELUDE TO A KISS, NICK & NORA, REDWOOD CURTAIN, PICNIC, COMPANY, CHICAGO, STEAL PIER, AH, WILDERNESS!, Thou Shalt Not, RECKLESS, CHILDREN AND ART, and CURTAINS. Monk won the Tony Award in 1993 for REDWOOD CURTAIN and was nominated for Tony Awards in 1997 and 2007 for both STEEL PIER and CURTAINS. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with SOMETHING ROTTEN's Andre Ward
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 22, 2016

In this episode: guest Andre Ward talks about how there is nothing 'Rotten' about joining the Renaissance, how he's roller skated for Tina Fey and with Whoopi Goldberg and done the Disco of the Ages. He also shares how continuing to find his authenticity offstage will make a healthier and longer career onstage. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Talent Agent Michael Goddard
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 15, 2016

In this episode: Michael Goddard talks about his dreams of being in the 'tall man' track in a Susan Stroman show and how he got to achieve that dream on Broadway and a 1st National tour. He also said he always knew he'd have an Act 2.  Now a NYC talent agent who represents top talent working in Broadway ensembles (many of whom have been interviewed on this podcast), he gives a candid talk about the necessities of an agent, the pro and and cons, setting goals and making new ones. This interviews delves into the 'show' and the 'business'. (more...)

Exclusive: BroadwayWorld Will Air New Episodes of BROADWAY'S BACKBONE Podcast!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that we'll be bringing you new episodes of Broadway's Backbone- a podcast dedicated to the men and woman of the ensemble: the chorus of dancers, singers, and actors that are the foundation of every Broadway musical. These often-unsung gypsies are the hardest working people on the boards and are Broadway's backbone. Each episode features an interview with a Broadway vet, in which the speak about their life, career and dreams, and the topics that aren't always shared. The life of a gypsy maybe full of passion, but not always filled with glamour. Each guest shares intimate details about their journey. There is no mud slinging, but expect a little dirt. (more...)

BWW Review: Irreverent AN ACT OF GOD Brings Deliciously Funny SEAN HAYES to the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Feb 11, 2016

Years ago, comedian extraordinaire George Burns inhabited God on film; when he spoke, we listened. The world was in love with Burns, so who presently has the charisma, that same unmistakable appeal? Why, Sean Hayes, of course! Everybody loved him as rambunctious but likable Jack McFarland in TV's Will & Grace. He's the man. Even the voice of God admits up front in An Act of God, currently onstage at the Ahmanson Theatre through March 13, that if he is going to come down and meet the people, there are certain things that He lacks, which Hayes possesses. 'He acts, he sings, he dances, not exceedingly well; he just does them, but in the end we find ourselves rooting for him, don't we? The funny thing is, he has no idea he's here. My depthless profundities will be aided by his offbeat charm.' (more...)

Broadway Makeup Artist Randy Houston Mercer Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

57-year-old Randy Houston Mercer, makeup artist for Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, THE BOOK OF MORMON and more, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for having sexual relations with two minors near Augusta, Georgia. (more...)


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Point Park University's The REP Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The 2016-2017 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include regional premieres and shows written by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ALLEGIANCE'S Darren Lee
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 4, 2016

In this episode: At the next Broadway-Con they should sell a game called '6 Degrees of Darren Lee,' because he's worked with the best of the best since being a child on the original Star Search.  In this episode, Darren talks about going from featured dancer to character man, working non-stop to taking a step back, and from playing against type and dealing with racial stereotypes. At the end of the day Darren talent got him his start, but acknowledging his weaknesses and making them better is what gave him longevity.  (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with WAITRESS' Lorin Latarro
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 25, 2016

In this episode: Waitress' Lorin Latarro- as choreographer of Broadway's "Waitress', Lorin is serving as her main course storytelling through movement that is organic and inventive. As an artist, her menu has included: Swing, Understudy, Ensemble, Dance Captain, and Associate Choreographer. For dessert, make sure you grab a slice of her girl power.  (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Mary Ann Lamb
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 18, 2016

In this episode: Broadway's Mary Ann Lamb. If you look up the word 'powerhouse' in the dictionary, you will find a picture of Mary Ann Lamb.  She lives her life fully onstage and off, and is a prime example of how you do one thing influences how you do another. She talks about the legends she's worked with, but in the eyes of the theatre community, she herself is a legend.  (more...)

TV One Unveils 'Audacious' Schedule of Programming at Annual Upfront Presentation
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Showcasing its new look and feel to the advertising sales community, TV One unveiled an audacious schedule of programming during its annual Upfront presentation at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theatre this morning. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey Schecter
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 11, 2016

In this episode: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey Schecter (aka Scheky) has understudied the masters, created his own path, and worked non-stop since putting on his tap shoes. After making his big break as 'Mike' in A CHORUS LINE and gaining recognition from "Every Little Step," he is gracious and grateful that the ensemble is a home he can return to, even if just temporarily.  (more...)

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