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GROUNDHOG DAY and DREAMGIRLS Among Winners of Also Recognised Awards 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Several shows in the running for this year's Olivier Awards, announced next Sunday 9 April, are also recognised this week in the third-annual Also Recognised Awards - in some notably different categories. (more...)

BWW TV: Amber Riley, Tim Minchin, Gary Barlow, and More to Perform at the Olivier Awards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2017

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard has announced that this year's ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 11 April from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. (more...)

Olivier Awards Broadcast Date Announced; Performers Include Amber Riley, Tim Minchin, Gary Barlow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard has announced that this year's ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 11 April from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/21/2017 - 3/28/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/21/2017 - 3/28/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to Smalltown, USA! First Look at GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, is now in performances ahead of a Monday, April 17th opening night at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Previews began Thursday, March 16. (more...)

Photo Flash: GROUNDHOG DAY Company Hits the Recording Studio!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Groundhog Day cast was in the recording studio this weekend finishing up work on the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording. Pre-sales for the album, soon to be available on Masterworks Broadway/Broadway Records, are now available on iTunes and Amazon. The album will released digitally on April 14 and in stores on May 5. It is produced by Chris Nightingale, Michael Croiter, and Tim Minchin. (more...)

Dylan's Candy Bar to Curate Wonderful Concoctions for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Famed chocolatier Willy Wonka, on behalf of producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions, announces that Dylan Lauren (via her candy empire Dylan's Candy Bar) will be the official curator of all promotional things digestible, edible and wonderfully tasty for the new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - GROUNDHOG DAY's Vishal Vaidya
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 23, 2017

Today, Vishal Vaidya speaks with BWW about making his Broadway debut alongside a cast and crew who 'exhibit the same spirit as the people of Punxsutawney.' (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 22th, 2017 - THE NEW YORKERS Bows at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE NEW YORKERS kicks off tonight as part of Encores! at City Center! (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017. (more...)

On the Red Carpet and Behind the Scenes at the Olivier Awards 2017
by Debbie Gilpin - Apr 9, 2017

The sun and stars were out at the same time this afternoon as London's theatre community descended upon the Royal Albert Hall for this year's Olivier Awards. With excitement high, the nominees, presenters and guests were all keen to share their hopes and predictions for the evening ahead. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch The Live 2017 Olivier Awards Red Carpet Show
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2017

The Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - takes place today, Sunday 9 April, at London's Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

CURSED CHILD Wins Record-Breaking Nine Olivier Awards, GROUNDHOG DAY Best Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 9 April 2017) at London's Royal Albert Hall. The biggest awards yet, the ceremony was hosted by Jason Manford. The full list of winners is available below and online at OlivierAwards.com (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY se alza como Mejor Musical en los Olivier Awards 2017
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 9, 2017

Ademas DREAMGIRLS ha recibido dos Premios (Mejor Actor de Reparto y Mejor Actriz) y JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ha sido galardonado como Mejor Revival de un Musical (more...)

Olivier Awards 2017 Announce Final Ceremony Details
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by Jason Manford on Sunday 9 April at the Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, Starring Harvey Fierstein, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a one-week extension for the world premiere of GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias. The show officially opened on Wednesday, April 5, and was previously extended through Sunday, May 14. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, May 21. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 6th, 2017 - WAR PAINT Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: WAR PAINT, starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, opens on Broadway! (more...)

Tim Minchin to Create 'Magical Picture Book' Based on Hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL Tune
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 5, 2017

Scholastic announced a global deal today for a new magical picture book inspired by Tim Minchin's hit song 'When I Grow Up' from the acclaimed award-winning show MATILDA THE MUSICAL. The book will be illustrated by internationally published award-winning author and illustrator Steve Antony (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Offers Discounted College Student Rush Tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will offer a special $25 Student Rush Ticket price for the Atlanta engagement of MATILDA THE MUSICAL, playing at the Fox Theatre April 18-23 as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

KATIE GOODMAN's BROAD COMEDY to Make Off-Broadway Debut at the SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

NY's SoHo Playhouse will present the Off-Broadway debut of YouTube sensation Katie Goodman's Broad Comedy, the internationally-touring riotous, ridiculous, and in-your-face all-women troupe, Starring Danielle Cohn, Molly Kelleher, Tana Sirois, Carlita Victoria and Katie Goodman. (more...)

YouTube Star Katie Goodman to Bring BROAD COMEDY Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

NY's SoHo Playhouse will present the Off-Broadway debut of YouTube sensation Katie Goodman's Broad Comedy, the internationally-touring riotous, ridiculous, and in-your-face all-women troupe, Starring Danielle Cohn, Molly Kelleher, Tana Sirois, Carlita Victoria and Katie Goodman. (more...)

2017 APRA Music Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The 2017 APRA Music Awards were held tonight at the International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom in Sydney culminating in Harley Streten pka Flume being named as Songwriter of the Year. (more...)

One Day at a Time! Injured Andy Karl Back in GROUNDHOG DAY This Week, Will Sit Out Two Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Ready to get back in the action, Karl will perform at the Tuesday-Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances of Groundhog Day this week. (more...)

Listen to It on Repeat! GROUNDHOG DAY Original Broadway Cast Recording Drops on Digital Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records have announced the release of Groundhog Day The Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording. Produced by Chris Nightingale, Tim Minchin, and Michael Croiter, the album is available digitally beginning today, April 21, and on CD May 12. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Release Cast Recording in June; Rush Policy Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that a new block of tickets for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will go on sale on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10AM for performances through Sunday, April 22, 2018. Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Darcy Stewart, Matt Harrington of MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Fox Theatre-'Not all heroes wear capes.'
by Courtnee Miles - Apr 2, 2017

"Passionate, inspiring, witty, dark, and playful" are words actress Darcy Stewart uses to describe MATILDA THE MUSICAL, which is coming to Atlanta's Fox Theatre on April 18-23, 2017. Stewart plays Mrs. Wormwood, an antagonist who is obsessed with salsa dancing. In the number "Loud" she gets shows off her choreography skills, however, the scene is based off the controversial notion that "looks are more important than books." "It [Matilda] is more vulgar than what people expect. People think "Matilda" as a show about this little five-year-old, but it's actually darker than that. There's a lot of things that kids won't understand, like bullying and verbal child abuse. It speaks a lot about honesty and fighting for what you believe in, even if you're a kid," Stewart explains. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Injured Andy Karl Will Be Out of GROUNDHOG DAY This Week; Andrew Call to Take Over for Four Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following a knee injury sustained at a performance of the new musical Groundhog Day on Friday, April 14, lead actor Andy Karl, who stars as Phil Connors, was physically unable to perform in the production over the weekend and returned to the show on Monday, April 17 for the production's official opening night. Andy also performed in the show on Tuesday, April 18 (last night). (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Show Must Go On at GROUNDHOG DAY! Go Inside the Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opened just last night on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Punxsutawney Parties It Up on Opening Night of GROUNDHOG DAY!
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2017

There ain't no party like a Groundhog Day party! After sustaining an injury onstage last week during his performance in GROUNDHOG DAY, leading man Andy Karl went on in the role of Phil Connors for yesterday's opening night. BroadwayWorld was on hand at Gotham Hall as the cast celebrated the special night and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW TV: How Did He Do It? Andy Karl & Company Reflect on GROUNDHOG DAY's Crazy Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 18, 2017

A torn ACL cannot stop Andy Karl! After sustaining an injury onstage last week during his performance in GROUNDHOG DAY, leading man Andy Karl went on in the role of Phil Connors for yesterday's opening night. How did he do it? BroadwayWorld caught up with the Broadway Superman and his super-cast after the curtain came down below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for GROUNDHOG DAY!
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opened just last night on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

We're 'Stuck' Listening to the Full GROUNDHOG DAY Cast Recording, Now Streaming!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Groundhog Day's Original Broadway Cast Recording dropped digitally on April 14 and will be in stores on May 5 - and you can preview the whole album now on NPR! (more...)

UPDATE: Andy Karl Will Go On for Opening Night of GROUNDHOG DAY Despite Torn ACL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchinand a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opens tonight, Monday April 17, on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Performances began on March 16. (more...)

Review Roundup: There Will Be Sun! GROUNDHOG DAY- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 17, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchinand a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opens tonight, Monday April 17, on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Performances began on March 16. (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Red Carpet at Opening Night of GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchinand a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opens tonight, Monday April 17, on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Performances began on March 16. (more...)

VIDEO: Punxatawney Rock! The Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY Takes Opening Night Bows on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opened tonight on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre. See the cast take their first official Broadway bow to an enthusiastic  (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...)

Andy Karl Injured During Friday Night Performance of GROUNDHOG DAY; Updated from the ER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

It has been reported on Twitter that Groundhog Day's leading man, Andy Karl, sustained an injury during the Friday night performance of the new musical.  (more...)

Update: GROUNDHOG DAY Cancels Saturday Matinee Due to Star's Injury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

This afternoon's performance of GROUNDHOG DAY has been cancelled. The production's lead, Andy Karl, injured himself at the Friday night performance of the new musical and is unable to perform at today's matinee. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet Phil (Again and Again) with Highlights from GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opens this coming Monday April 17, on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Performances began on March 16. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Visits Manchester As Part Of Newly Announced UK And Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Today, the Royal Shakespeare Company announces that its multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical will embark on a UK and Ireland tour in 2018-2019 which includes a 10-week run at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 18 September - Fri 24 November 2018. (more...)

Curve to Open UK and Ireland Tour of Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Curve is delighted to announce that it will be opening the UK and Ireland tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical, from Mon 5 - Sat 24 Mar 2018.  (more...)

The Royal Shakespeare Company Announces MATILDA THE MUSICAL UK and Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????Today, the Royal Shakespeare Company announces that its multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical will embark on a UK and Ireland tour in 2018-2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More On 2017 Olivier Awards Red Carpet
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Last night was the 2017 Olivier Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall. Big winners included Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Groundhog Day and Amber Riley for Dreamgirls - find a full list here. (more...)

VIDEO: GROUNDHOG DAY Team Gives the Lowdown on Previews Set Issue & More on BUILD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

In the April 7th episode of the BUILD Series, the cast and creators of Groundhog Day: The Musical finally answered the age-old question as to how many days actually passed in Groundhog Day, what happened with the infamous set issue in previews, and Andy Karl's future on Broadway. Watch clips from the interview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Minchin, Amber Riley & More Olivier Awards 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Groundhog Day scooped Best Musical at last night's Olivier Awards, with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Audra McDonald presenting the award to composer Tim Minchin at the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall. The show is currently playing Broadway's August Wilson Theatre.  Find a full list of Oliviers winners here, and read our behind the scenes report. (more...)

MATILDA Marks Magical Milestone
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

This weekend, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Australian production of Matilda The Musical will mark a significant milestone, with the millionth patron in attendance at the Crown Theatre, Perth, where the critically-acclaimed musical is currently playing. (more...)

From Screen to Stage - An In-Depth Look at Broadway's Latest Adaptations
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 1, 2017

Whether they will earn rave reviews from critics and audiences alike remains to be seen, but today BWW takes an in-depth look at this season's screen-to-stage offerings. (more...)

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