Photo Flash: First Look at Promo Shots of Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss in Arena Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Flash: First Look at Promo Shots of Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss in Arena Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will soon present Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) in the original world-premiere musical debuting this summer. The production, by Tony Award-nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight; A Christmas Story, The Musical) and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson(Masters of Sex), is directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif(If/Then, Next to Normal, Rent) and will run July 10-August 23, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. Below, go inside the rehearsal room with Platt and Laura Dreyfuss as they sing 'Only Us.'  Check out the promo shots below! (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Welcome RUTHLESS! Friends at BROADWAY BARKSBernadette Peters to Welcome RUTHLESS! Friends at BROADWAY BARKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The entire company of Ruthless! The Musical will join host Bernadette Peters at the 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser this Saturday, July 11th at 5 PM in Shubert Alley. (more...)

Photo Flash: David Korins Tweets First Look at DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena StagePhoto Flash: David Korins Tweets First Look at DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

We all know by now that cameras should not be permitted in the theatre. But here is a little exception to that rule. David Korins just tweeted a photo from the first performance of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the latest Pasek & Paul musical, at Arena Stage. Scroll down for a peek! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights! Anastasia Barzee and More in KISS ME, KATE at The Old GlobeSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights! Anastasia Barzee and More in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewackand an iconic score by Cole Porter, is a spectacular revival in collaboration with Hartford Stage, choreographed by Peggy Hickey and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which made its world premiere at The Old Globe and Hartford Stage in 2013. The Old Globe engagement runs now through August 2, with opening night tonight, July 9, on the Donald and Darlene ShileyStage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company Opens THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) This WeekPenny Seats Theatre Company Opens THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Penny Seats Theatre Company opens its fifth summer season at West Park tomorrow, with a three-week run of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]. (more...)

Christiane Noll and More to Star in THE COTTAGE at the Engeman Theater This SummerChristiane Noll and More to Star in THE COTTAGE at the Engeman Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE COTTAGE. THE COTTAGE is brought to you by the Engeman official Main Stage Sponsor - North Shore LIJ Health System, and Show Sponsor - Lewis Johs Avallones Aviles, LLP Counsellors at Law. Performances begin on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through September 6, 2015. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This FallDIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Play Raleigh This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Raleigh premiere of Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale July 20 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Continues Season with World Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!Cape Playhouse Continues Season with World Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Cape Playhouse presents the world premiere production direct from Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY of Women in Jeopardy! - a fun and flirtatious new comedy by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Sean Daniels. Women in Jeopardy! is opening on Tuesday, July 14 and running through Saturday, July 25. (more...)

Broadway Stars Arrive for Their Stay at The Muny's HOLIDAY INN TonightBroadway Stars Arrive for Their Stay at The Muny's HOLIDAY INN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Muny presents Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, beginning tonight, July 6, and running through July 12, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland to Join Cast of ON THE TOWN in AugustBreaking News: American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland to Join Cast of ON THE TOWN in August
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 5, 2015

On the heels of being named the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, The New York Times is reporting that Misty Copeland will be joining the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN next month. After New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild departs the show, Copeland will take over the role of Ivy for two weeks, beginning August 25th.  (more...)

New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena StageNew Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home. With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen runs now through August 23, 2015, opening tonight, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company & University of Michigan's Environmental Biotechnology Group Partner for Water ConservationPenny Seats Theatre Company & University of Michigan's Environmental Biotechnology Group Partner for Water Conservation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

A local collaboration between Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company and the University of Michigan's Environmental Biotechnology Group will feature the musical Urinetown: The Musical! and water conservation research in a creative way during the next three weekends starting July 30. (more...)

Following Onstage Collapse, Peter Land Departs RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayFollowing Onstage Collapse, Peter Land Departs RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

RUTHLESS! The Musical's leading man, Peter Land, collapsed onstage at the top of the second act on Friday evening, July 17th. EMT's arrived on the scene and Mr. Land was transported to the hospital where he received emergency surgery for a tear in the aorta. His recovery is going extremely well and he was even discharged from the hospital earlier this week. Paul Pecorino has assumed the role of Sylvia St. Croix and Mr. Land hopes to return to the show in the near future. Author Joel Paley bravely filled in for several performances in the week following the accident (triumphantly, according to all eyewitnesses). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Opening Tonight at Arena StageBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Opening Tonight at Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN, opening tonight, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater, for a run through August 23. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Penny Seats Theatre Company's URINETOWNPhoto Flash: First Look at Penny Seats Theatre Company's URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Urinetown: The Musical! The Tony-award-winning hit from 2001, will be performed by The Penny Seats Theatre Company July 30, 31, Aug 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 (all shows at 7 pm). Set in an admittedly absurd dystopian future where one must pay to pee, the show lampoons corporate bureaucracy, pie-in-the-sky optimism, revolution without a plan, and the musical theatre genre itself. With a full pit orchestra (led by Richard Alder) on the band shell stage, the action takes place around the audience in the park. Featured performers include Brendan August Kelly (Ypsilanti), Roy Sexton (Saline), David Francis Kiley (Ann Arbor), John DeMerell (Walled Lake), Sarah Ann Leahy (Ann Arbor), Paige Martin (Ann Arbor), Cathy McDonald (Plymouth), Christina McKim (Albion), Jenna Kellie Pittman (Waterford/West Bloomfield), Linda Rabin Hammell (Detroit), Jeff Stringer (Jackson), Maika Van Oosterhout (Ann Arbor), and Daniel Bachelis (Howell). Production photos taken by Scarlett London. (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next MonthRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

Charles Shaughnessy to Lead HARVEY at Alhambra Theatre & DiningCharles Shaughnessy to Lead HARVEY at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Screen Actor.  Stage Actor.  Soap Star.  Blogger.  Voice-over talent.  Celebrity Jeopardy Winner.  Social media star. Philanthropist.  It turns out Charles Shaughnessy is a lot of things, and will add the Alhambra Theatre & Dining to his list of credits as he stars in a retooling of the classic drama/comedy, 'Harvey.'  As if it weren't interesting enough, Shaughnessy will be joined at the Alhambra by his wife, Susan Fallendar. (more...)

Brand New WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Rehearsal Photos Featuring Jessie Mueller & MoreBrand New WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Rehearsal Photos Featuring Jessie Mueller & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

A fresh look at WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL! (more...)

RUTHLESS! Announces New Performance ScheduleRUTHLESS! Announces New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Saturday matinees for RUTHLESS! The Musical will begin at 1:30 PM effective August 1st at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) (more...)

Broadway Couple Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody Will Lead SPAMALOT at Geva Theatre CenterBroadway Couple Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody Will Lead SPAMALOT at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Geva Theatre Center announces that Tony Award Nominee Hunter Foster will play the role of King Arthur, and his wife, Rochester-born Jennifer Cody, will play Arthur's sidekick Patsy in the opening production of the theatre's 43rd Season - the Tony Award-winning hit musical, Monty Python's Spamalot by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, in the Wilson Stage September 9 - October 11. (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Sing ABC's 'World News Now' in the Style of a PolkaVIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Sing ABC's 'World News Now' in the Style of a Polka
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2015

Cast members from ON THE TOWN recently stopped by ABC-TV to sing 'The World News Polka,' accompanied by an accordion. Watch the humorous performance- complete with sock puppets- below! (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt and More Talk DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Plus New Performance FootageVIDEO: Ben Platt and More Talk DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Plus New Performance Footage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) in the original world-premiere musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN which just debuted on July 10. Click here to watch as Platt, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul discuss the show's relevancy, and take a look at some new footage from the show! (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now according to the show's official website, 2015 Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, Gypsy Chicago, A Chourus Line) has joined the company. (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS, INTO THE WOODS and TORTOISE & HARE Set for Summer Stock Austin's 11th SeasonGUYS & DOLLS, INTO THE WOODS and TORTOISE & HARE Set for Summer Stock Austin's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway… turns out, they're just as bright in the Rollins Studio Theatre, where Summer Stock Austin will play its 11th summer season with Great White Way favorites Into the Woods and Guys & Dolls, in addition to the world premiere of Allen Robertson and Damon Brown's newest family musical, Tortoise & Hare. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25, with a special $17 ticket for students. (more...)

Tilted Windmills Theatricals to Bring POPESICAL to FringeNYC Next MonthTilted Windmills Theatricals to Bring POPESICAL to FringeNYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Broadway producing company Tilted Windmills Theatricals (Gent's Guide, Dr. Zhivago, Cagney, Silence! the Musical) to present Adam Overett's (My Life is a Musical) Popesical: A papal musical comedy directed by Drew Geraci (Forever Plaid, A Chorus Line, La Cage) at The New York International Fringe Festival, August 20-29 at Theatre 80 (Venue #9) in the East Village. (more...)

Mmm! Jessie Mueller & More In Fresh WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Rehearsal PhotosMmm! Jessie Mueller & More In Fresh WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Rehearsal Photos
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 21, 2015

Dig in to this new sneak peek of WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL! (more...)

The Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADYThe Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The oldest professional summer theater in America, The Cape Playhouse, presents its first-ever Playhouse production of Lerner and Loewe's triumph - My Fair Lady - July 28 through August 8. Tony Nominee Hunter Foster makes his Cape Playhouse directorial debut with the unforgettable story of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she can pass as a proper lady. Broadway's Ashley Brown and Jeff McCarthy star in what is generally hailed as a masterpiece of musical theatre. Set against the gorgeous scenery and costumes of Edwardian England, My Fair Lady is filled with some of the greatest songs in musical theater history: Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face. Lorin Latarro choreographs and Nick DeGregorio is the musical director. (more...)

American Theater Co & Araca Group Partner for New Play WorkshopAmerican Theater Co & Araca Group Partner for New Play Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) announces the second year of AracaWorks: Chicago, a new play development workshop in partnership with New York's The Araca Group, Broadway producers of Disgraced, Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor, and A View from the Bridge. AracaWorks: Chicago emerged from a collaboration that led to the development of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, which received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a 2015 Tony Award nomination for Best Play. The program gives three playwrights a weeklong development opportunity at ATC, culminating in a weekend of private readings-with one of the three plays selected to receive a year of development attention. (more...)

Music at the Mansion Features Multi-Award Winning MatsukiMusic at the Mansion Features Multi-Award Winning Matsuki
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, July 26, at 3pm. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre Concludes Summer Season with WONDERFUL TOWN, August 6-16thReagle Music Theatre Concludes Summer Season with WONDERFUL TOWN, August 6-16th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's much-lauded 47th consecutive summer season concludes with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Wonderful Town from August 6-16, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). (more...)

Tickets to FringeNYC's FringeFAVES on Sale TodayTickets to FringeNYC's FringeFAVES on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 19th Annual Festival from August 14 - 30, 2015. This year the festival will present programming by 185 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies in 16 venues in downtown Manhattan. With attendance topping 75,000 people, FringeNYC is New York City's fifth largest event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con). Tickets go on sale today -- Friday, July 17, 2015. (more...)

Photos: Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones & More in the Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena StagePhotos: Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones & More in the Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) in the original world-premiere musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN which just debuted on Friday, July 10. Check out a first look at the production photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audiences React to World Premiere of Arena Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSENSTAGE TUBE: Audiences React to World Premiere of Arena Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) in the original world-premiere musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN which just debuted on Friday, July 10. Check out the audience reaction's below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS!STAGE TUBE: New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2015

A brand-new featurette goes behind the scenes of RUTHLESS! The Musical, encapsulating the fun and frantic journey of this new production, and you can check it out below! RUTHLESS opened Off-Broadway this past Monday night. (more...)

Teen Drama to Present LYSISTRATA JONES, 7/30-8/1Teen Drama to Present LYSISTRATA JONES, 7/30-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Teen Drama, a teen theatre education company, is preparing their production of the critically acclaimed Broadway Musical Lysistrata Jones.  (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Allison Sill, Colte Julian & More to Lead Paramount Theatre's OKLAHOMA!Allison Sill, Colte Julian & More to Lead Paramount Theatre's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Everything's up to date in Aurora, where nearly 27,000 subscribers (and still counting) have already signed up for the Paramount Theatre's 2015-16 four-show Broadway Musical Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: 39 STEPS Stars Visit Broadway's ON THE TOWNPhoto Flash: 39 STEPS Stars Visit Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Last night, the cast of 39 STEPS off-Broadway took their dark night off to travel uptown to see Broadway's ON THE TOWN. After the show, they went backstage to say hello to the company. Scroll down for photos from their visit! (more...)

RUTHLESS! Lyricist Proposes to Composer on Opening NightRUTHLESS! Lyricist Proposes to Composer on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Romance was in the air at last night's opening of RUTHLESS! off-Broadway.  (more...)

HELD MOMENTARILY, Featuring India Carney, Extends at NYMFHELD MOMENTARILY, Featuring India Carney, Extends at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

HELD MOMENTARILY -- the new musical featuring India Carney, the singer and actress who was a 2015 finalist on NBC-TV's 'The Voice' -- has extended its engagement at The New York Musical Theatre Festival. Scheduled to run July 20 to July 27, 2015, the production has added an additional performance on Tuesday, July 21 at 1:00 PM at PTC Performance Space (555 West 42nd Street in New York). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Penny Seats Theatre Company's URINETOWNPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Penny Seats Theatre Company's URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

'Urinetown: The Musical!,' the Tony-award-winning hit from 2001, will be performed by Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company July 30, 31, Aug 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15. Set in an admittedly absurd dystopian future where one must pay to pee, the show lampoons corporate bureaucracy, pie-in-the-sky optimism, revolution without a plan, and the musical theatre genre itself. With a full pit orchestra (led by Richard Alder) on the band shell stage, the action takes place around the audience in the park. Featured performers include Brendan Kelly (Ypsilanti), Roy Sexton (Saline), David Kiley (Ann Arbor), John DeMerell (Walled Lake), Sarah Leahy (Ann Arbor), Paige Martin (Ann Arbor), Cathy McDonald (Plymouth), Christina McKim (Albion), Jenna Pittman (Royal Oak), Linda Rabin Hammell (Detroit), Jeff Stringer (Jackson), Maika Van Oosterhout (Ann Arbor), and Daniel Bachelis (Howell). (more...)

RUTHLESS! Takes Pageantry to a New Level, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayRUTHLESS! Takes Pageantry to a New Level, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL opens Off-Broadway tonight, July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Book and lyrics for RUTHLESS! are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He will once again serve as director of the newest incarnation ofRUTHLESS!, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at UNNECESSARY FARCE at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at UNNECESSARY FARCE at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre will wrap up its 2014-2015 Season with the hilarious comedy Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith. The production will run July 15 through August 9, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, and More in DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Flash: Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, and More in DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) in the original world-premiere musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN which just debuted on Friday, July 10. Designer David Korins has been tweeting photos from rehearsals of the latest Pasek & Paul musical, and we've got them all! Scroll down for a peek at the new show! (more...)

Darko Tresnjak-Helmed KISS ME, KATE Extends Through Aug 9 at The Old GlobeDarko Tresnjak-Helmed KISS ME, KATE Extends Through Aug 9 at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter, will now add a week by popular demand and run through August 9 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets for the extension will go on sale this Sunday, July 12 at noon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ben Platt, Pasek & Paul Go Behind the Scenes of New Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!STAGE TUBE: Ben Platt, Pasek & Paul Go Behind the Scenes of New Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a new featurette for the world premiere, including interviews with Platt and Laura Dreyfuss, as well as a performance sneak peek. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss Sing 'Only Us' from DEAR EVAN HANSENSTAGE TUBE: Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss Sing 'Only Us' from DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will soon present Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) in the original world-premiere musical debuting this summer. The production, by Tony Award-nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight; A Christmas Story, The Musical) and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson(Masters of Sex), is directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (If/Then, Next to Normal, Rent) and will run July 10-August 23, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. Below, go inside the rehearsal room with Platt and Laura Dreyfuss as they sing 'Only Us.' (more...)

Cast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's ALTAR BOYZCast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's ALTAR BOYZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the CLO Cabaret premiere of Altar Boyz, September 24-December 20. This heavenly cast includes Pittsburgh CLO alumni Mike Greer as Luke and Mason Alexander Park as Mark, as well as exciting newcomers Michael Brown, Carter Ellis and Javier Manente. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at as part of the 2015-2016 CLO Cabaret Series package. Please visit CLOCabaret.com or call 412-281-2822 for information on purchasing a Series subscription. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL is set to open Off-Broadway Monday, July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Preview performances began on June 25th. Book and lyrics for RUTHLESS! are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He will once again serve as director of the newest incarnation ofRUTHLESS!, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Maudsley, Freya Sutton & More Cast of UK Tour's HAIRSPRAYPhoto Flash: First Look at Tony Maudsley, Freya Sutton & More Cast of UK Tour's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Hairspray will star Tony Maudsley (ITV1's Benidorm) as Edna Turnblad, TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (BBC1 Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad and British singer and West End performer Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle. (more...)

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