Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deborah Cox & More in World Premiere of JOSEPHINE at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Asolo Rep, in collaboration with Tony Award® winner Kenneth Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy) presents the world premiere of the new, Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. Opening tonight, Friday, May 6 at 8pm, the production runs at the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, through May 29. Grammy® nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist Deborah Cox (Broadway's Aida, Jekyll & Hyde; vocals for the Whitney Houston Lifetime movie Whitney) stars as the legendary African-American performer Josephine Baker. Check out a first look at the cast on stage below! (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Shirley MacLaine to Co-Star in Dramedy TV Series BETTYVILLE
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine and Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick will headline a new dramedy TV series for Paramount Television titled BETTYVILLE. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, You Can't Stop Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur in HAIRSPRAY, 2003
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2016

Broadway favorite Harvey Fierstein took Best Actor In a Musical honors while his newcomer co-star claimed Best Actress. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Tony Bayliss, Scott Sutcliffe & More to Join Drew Gasparini at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Crow and Elk Productions will present Drew Gasparini Live in Concert at St. James Theatre on Saturday 28th May 2016 at 8:00pm.  (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, THE ART OF THE PITCH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date, The Art of the Pitch, on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 5:30pm and 6:30pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., NYC. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Matthew Broderick, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for Industry Reading of THE POETS OF AMITYVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

This Tuesday in New York City, Circus Road Films and Theatricals & Big Head Productions will present an invite-only reading of a new play The Poets of Amityville by Eugene Pack. (more...)

Donald Corren Set to Make Cabaret Debut at the Metropolitan Room on 3/14
by Louisa Brady - Mar 5, 2016

DONALD CORREN, Broadway and Television star, will make his cabaret debut on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at the Metropolitan Room ( 34 West 22nd Street -between 5th and 6th Avenues).  Show time will be 9:30 pm with doors opening at 9:00 pm.  Tickets are $24.00 with a two drink minimum.  For information and reservations call 212 206-0440 or visit www.metropolitanroom.com (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! New KINKY BOOTS West End Cast Recording To Be Released!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the release of the West End cast recording on Sony Masterworks. The album was recorded live with the current West End cast at the Adelphi Theatre and is available to buy from Friday 1 April 2016 and pre-order on Friday 11 March 2016.  (more...)

NCTC's 35th Anniversary Season to Feature World Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Last night, at New Conservatory Theater Center's annual Season Announcement Party for subscribers, donors, artists and press, NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker announced the line-up for the 2016-17 subscription season, which marks the 35th anniversary of the company. Regarded nationally and internationally as San Francisco's Premier LGBQI and Allied Theatre Company, NCTC breaks new ground with a season that features eight powerhouse plays and musicals, including three world premieres developed through NCTC's New Play Development Lab. (more...)

Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

If you've ever wanted to strut you stuff on the Corny Collins Show, today is your lucky day! NBC and Telsey + Company just announced that there will be an open call to cast HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s young leading lady. Check out the details below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with CASA VALENTINA at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse presents the West Coast Premiere of CASA VALENTINA by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, the iconic playwright of the Broadway hits Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles, Newsies and Kinky Boots. The production opened on March 20 and will play through April 10, 2016, at The Pasadena Playhouse. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Donald Corren to Perform at The Metropolitan Room, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Broadway's Donald Corren makes his cabaret debut next month in an intimate evening of songs and stories from playing piano in bars to leading roles on The Great White Way. (more...)

Karen Mason to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 5/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Karen Mason, the acclaimed star of stage and screen, will make her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut for two performances only - Friday, May 6 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 7 (7 p.m.). - with her one-woman show, Mason's Makin' Music. Mason will perform songs from throughout her extensive career, including "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard, as well as selections from her upcoming CD, including the title song, "It's About Time," written by Shelly Markham and Mason's husband, Paul Rolnick, for marriage equality! Tickets for Karen Mason range in price from $50 - $70 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Matthew Morrison & More to Honor Harvey Fierstein on Logo's TRAILBLAZER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Logo today announced that legend of stage and screen Harvey Fierstein and seminal LBGT news outlet The Advocate will be honored during the third annual 'Trailblazer Honors,' a television special that celebrates pioneers at the forefront of LGBT equality. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/6/16- Harvey Fierstein
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2016

Happy Birthday, Harvey Fierstein! In addition to Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage aux Folles and A Catered Affair, Fierstein's Broadway acting credits include playing the mother, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (2002), for which he won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He later replaced Alfred Molina as Tevye in the 2004 revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Fierstein returned to the theatre when he toured as Tevye, replacing Chaim Topol in Fiddler on the Roof starting in December 2009. On February 15, 2011, he replaced Douglas Hodge as Albin/Zaza in the Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles playing opposite Christopher Sieber. He is nominated for a 2012 Tony Award for the book of Newsies. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Harvey Fierstein, Sam Shepard and More Featured in La MaMa's New Digital Collections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Archives of La MaMa just launched La MaMa's Digital Collections Website (catalog.lamama.org). Its development was made possible by a generous 'hidden archival collections' grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The site, which premieres on June 27, 2016 as part of La MaMa's 55th anniversary season, is freely available for use by artists, scholars, educators, and the interested public. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the collection! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein Addresses LGBT Community at Trailblazer Honors in Wake of Orlando Shooting
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein was recently honored at the 3rd Annual Logo Trailblazer Honors. In his acceptance speech, Fierstein took the opportunity to speak to the LGBT community in the wake of the Orlando shooting, telling the community to 'put your arms around each other' and reinforcing that the community is 'surrounded' with love and acceptance. Watch his full speech below. (more...)

Rachel Platten to Perform Musical Tribute to Orlando on 3rd Annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Logo today announced that multi-platinum selling pop star Rachel Platten will remember the innocent lives lost in the tragic shooting at the Pulse LGBT nightclub in Orlando during the third annual TRAILBLAZER HONORS airing on Logo and VH1 (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date The Art of the Pitch, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date, The Art of the Pitch, on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 5:30pm and 6:30pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio 250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., NYC.  If accepted into the program, the cost is $65 for TRU members and $75 for non-members (and yes, you can always join as a member to qualify for the discount - we'd like that).   (more...)

Writer Submissions Open for 'TRU Writer-Director Communications Lab'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the TRU Writer-Director Communications Lab on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at from 10am to 6pm at the Desotelle NuBox Theatre, 300 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor. Writers, visit truonline.org/events/communications-lab/ for a submission form - deadline for submissions is Wednesday July 27th. (more...)

Rockwell Presents AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

ROCKWELL TABLE AND STAGE PRESENTS MORE CLASSIC BROADWAY ON AUGUST 22ND (more...)

Donald Corren to Continue Run at The Metropolitan Room This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Broadway's DONALD CORREN continues his run at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday, August 4 @ 7:00, with his intimate evening of comedy and music, recounting a career that took him from playing piano in dive bars to leading roles on Broadway. (more...)

Donald Corren Returns to The Metropolitan Room in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

?Broadway star DONALD CORREN continues his run at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday, August 4 at 7:00, with his intimate evening of comedy and music, recounting a career that took him from playing piano in dive bars to leading roles on Broadway. (more...)

Sing Along with GREASE at Schimmel Center Before FOX's Live Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

On Saturday, January 30th, Schimmel Center at Pace University will host SING-A-LONG-A GREASE after a wildly successful run in the fall of 2014. Audiences will sing along to the great movie musical, complete with on-screen lyrics and the chance to become a T-Bird or Pink Lady for the night and enter the costume competition. (more...)

Gizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Goodspeed Musicals will join to celebrate 70 years of Tony Award-winning music in a blockbuster one-night-only concert event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. (more...)

HANGMEN Recoups in Under Six Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Producers Robert Fox, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions have revealed that Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen has recouped in under six weeks. The news comes as the production is announced the winner of the Critic's Circle 'Best New Play' and 'Best Design' Awards today. Following a sell out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh'sHangmen transferred to the West End for a strictly limited season in December and must end on 5 March. (more...)

BLOOD to Mark The Garage's Debut Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

A Jewish-American reporter in Japan uncovers a conspiracy to cover up the government-sanctioned sale of HIV-contaminated blood products in a new political thriller with music inspired by true events. (more...)

TRU to Host Mediation Techniques for Producers (And Everyone), 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)  in association with JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services) presents the Mediation Techniques for Producers (And Everyone): Dealing with the Off-Stage Dramas, on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 12noon to 4:30pm at the JAMS Conference Room, The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue (btw. 40th and 41st Streets), 34th floor, NYC. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY to Run 2/4-21 at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) FAC honors Black History Month with one of American theatre's most timeless and touching plays, Driving Miss Daisy, written by Alfred Uhry and directed by Producing Artistic Director, Scott RC Levy. In performance from February 4?21. With humor and heartfelt emotion, Uhry's Pulitzer Prize?winning play poignantly explores the transformative power of true friendship. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane Reunite on Jimmy Kimmel Tonight to Mock Donald Trump
by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2016

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broadway favorites Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane will reunite on Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special tonight, performing a big musical number mocking GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. A sneak peek of the song was recently released. Be sure to check it out here, and don't forget to watch the performance in its entirety tonight on ABC after the Oscars! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2016 - HUGHIE, BRIGHT STAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 25, 2016

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: Forest Whitaker leads HUGHIE, opening tonight on Broadway, and BRIGHT STAR begins performances! (more...)

You Can't Stop This Team! Kenny Leon, Jerry Mitchell and Harvey Fierstein Sign on for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

NBC just announced an all-star team of Broadway's finest creatives -- featuring familiar faces Kenny Leon, Jerry Mitchell and Harvey Fierstein -- for its upcoming production of HAIRSPRAY LIVE, the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of THE WIZ LIVE. The telecast will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The cast for HAIRSPRAY LIVE will be announced at a later date, but based on this news, BWW can't wait to see what NBC has in store! (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale Tomorrow for KINKY BOOTS in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Prepare to get Kinky! Tickets for the Australian season of feel-good, multi award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS go on sale tomorrow, Thursday 18 February 2016. (more...)

MEMORIES THAT SMELL LIKE GASOLINE to Make Australian Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline, will have its Australian premiere as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, from Tuesday 16 February until Saturday 27 February 2016. (more...)

Everybody Rejoice! THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Sony Music Masterworks and Broadway Records release the original soundtrack of the NBC Television event 'The Wiz LIVE!' via all digital service providers (download and streaming) today, December 11, followed by the CD on December 18. (more...)

DEFYING SUBTLETY: THE SONGS OF ED BELL Comes to The Battersea Barge, Dec 20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Defying Subtlety: The Songs of Ed Bell is headed to The Battersea Barge, London on Sunday 20th December, 8pm. Tickets £12-18. (more...)

The Edge Theater to Stage Regional Premiere of CASA VALENTINA, 4/22-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Edge Theater presents the regional premiere of 'Casa Valentina' April 22 through May 22 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, May 9 at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. No show on Sunday, May 8. Tickets are $24-$30 and available online at www.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363.   (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Reacts to HAIRSPRAY:LIVE Casting: 'She's Back in the Girdle Again!'
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event to be broadcast live on December 7th. (more...)

BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2016

Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. to Present Surreal Drama LIDLESS This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Horse Head Theatre Co. announces their upcoming production, LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, which will run June 2 through 18, 2016 at the Fresh Arts Gallery located in Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' The telecast will air Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Check out the just released artwork for the show below! (more...)

The Edge Theater's CASA VALENTINA Begins Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Edge Theater presents the regional premiere of 'Casa Valentina' April 22 through May 22 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, May 9 at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. No show on Sunday, May 8. Tickets are $24-$30 and available online at www.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363.   (more...)

Donald Corren Returning to The Metropolitan Room, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Broadway star DONALD CORREN continues his successful run at The Metropolitan Room on Wednesday, May 4 @ 7:00, with an intimate evening of comedy and music, recounting a career that took him from playing piano in dive bars to leading roles on Broadway. (more...)

Lanford Wilson's Powerful BOOK OF DAYS to Close DMT's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is excited to announce the final show in our Revelations Season: BOOK OF DAYS, a gripping study of a small town murder mystery by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Lanford Wilson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Deborah Cox Stuns in Jazzy First Look at World Premiere Musical JOSEPHINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Asolo Rep, in collaboration with Tony Award® winner Kenneth Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy) presents the world premiere of the new, Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. BroadwayWorld brings you a series of first-look photos below! (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

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