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Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, strongVIOLET/strong

follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman

accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can

cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North

Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black

soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means

to be an outsider. brbrOne of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ?90s, strongVIOLET/strong

astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,

toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3343"Jeanine Tesori/a, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3237"Brian Crawley/a

that are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Its

simple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to any

scale production. strongVIOLET /strongfeatures a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.


BWW REVIEWS: DISGRACED and VIOLET Kick Off 2016 Strongly in BostonBWW REVIEWS: DISGRACED and VIOLET Kick Off 2016 Strongly in Boston
by Jan Nargi - Jan 31, 2016

DISGRACED and Violet heat up the winter with power and grace as the Huntington Theatre Company and SpeakEasy Stage enter the second half of their 2015-2016 seasons with winners. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for February 1-8, Featuring Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for February 1-8, Featuring Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 31, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Reunion Concert; Uncivil The Musical In Concert; Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner: Unattached!; Daniel Reichard Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein; and 'This Is Cabaret' with Ann Hampton Callaway and Special Guest Marilyn Maye. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among NomineesCarol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Broadway veterans and theater stars abounded in this year's esteemed list of nominations. In film, the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead Role included Bryan Cranston for TRUMBO, Michael Fassbender for STEVE JOBS and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne for THE DANISH GIRL. (more...)

Hollywood Celebrates the 22nd Annual SAG AWARDS; All the Winners!Hollywood Celebrates the 22nd Annual SAG AWARDS; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Winners of the 22nd ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS were revealed tonight, Saturday, January 30th (beginning at 8PM) on a simulcast airing live on TNT and TBS. (more...)

Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekAlice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/29; Pre-Broadway EMPIRE in L.A., VIOLET in Denver and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/29; Pre-Broadway EMPIRE in L.A., VIOLET in Denver and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Denver, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include OF MICE AND MEN at Milwaukee Rep, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE in Los Angeles, and Violet in Denver,  just to name a few. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Boards Broadway @ The Nourse Concert SeriesRosie O'Donnell Boards Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

? Mark Cortale, producer of the acclaimed Broadway @ The Nourse concert series in San Francisco has announced that superstar Rosie O'Donnell will join this season's lineup on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," the popular series returns after kicking off the 2015/16 season at The Nourse Theater with "Glee" star Darren Criss in past fall.  Immediately preceding Rosie O'Donnell's performance will be Sutton Foster, star of the hit TV series "Younger" and Tony Award winner for Broadway's "Anything Goes" on Sunday, March 13th (rescheduled from Jan. 16th).  The Broadway @ The Nourse concert series will benefit San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Project Open Hand, and San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.  Tickets are now on-sale - further information can be found at www.cityboxoffice.com/broadway or by calling (415) 392-4400. (more...)

Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe & Omar J. Dorsey Join Cast of OWN's QUEEN SUGARDawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe & Omar J. Dorsey Join Cast of OWN's QUEEN SUGAR
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Dawn-Lyen Gardner ('Unforgettable,' 'Heroes”), Kofi Siriboe (“Awkward,” “Whiplash”) and Omar J. Dorsey (“Ray Donovan,” “Selma”) have joined the cast of the new original drama series “Queen Sugar,” f (more...)

ABC to Air BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN & A CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINEABC to Air BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN & A CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINE
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” the 1975 special produced and animated by the same team that gave us the now classic holiday specials and taken directly from the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz's famed comic strip, will air with the classic “A Charlie Brown Valentine,” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. (OAD: 2/10/09) (more...)

Earl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast AnnouncedEarl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

British actor Earl Carpenter, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's book-to-stage adaptation of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) and abruptly left the Broadway production last November due to a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement), will rejoin the company of the new production of LES MIS in its first Asian Tour (Manila-Singapore), which has been set to kick off at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, in Manila from Friday, March 11, until Sunday, April 17. (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

BWW Review: VIOLET at Town Hall Arts CenterBWW Review: VIOLET at Town Hall Arts Center
by Chris Arneson - Jan 26, 2016

While Violet may appear to be in new musical in some theatergoers' eyes, the show actually has been around for a couple decades. Making its start Off-Broadway in 1997, Violet was considered a revival for its 2014 Broadway run starring Sutton Foster. Adapted from Doris Betts' story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim,' the musical has a book and lyrics by Brian Crawley with music by Jeanine Tesori (whose work can currently be heard on Broadway in Fun Home). (more...)

Scoop: MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER on ABC - Tuesday, February 9, 2016Scoop: MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER on ABC - Tuesday, February 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jan 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER, airing on ABC on Tuesday, February 9, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, January 28, 2016Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, January 28, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jan 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, January 28, 2016! (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live LunchRoyal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live Lunch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Royal Court has worked with a group of 12 writers from Syria and Lebanon over the last two years with workshops supported by the British Council in Broumana and Beirut. These workshops have been led by playwrights David Greig, Sam Holcroft and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Excerpts from all of the plays were presented at Al Madina Theatre in Beirut in May 2015 directed by Richard Twyman. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

Dressy Bessy Announce More Dates; KINGSIZED Out On Yep Roc Records 2/5Dressy Bessy Announce More Dates; KINGSIZED Out On Yep Roc Records 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Dressy Bessy announce additional tour dates in support of their first studio album in seven years, KINGSIZED, out February 5. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowBen Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Next week Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and more! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/22; THE PIANO LESSON in NJ, THE NETHER in Miami and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/22; THE PIANO LESSON in NJ, THE NETHER in Miami and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Jersey, Wichita, Miami, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a 'must-see' THE PIANO LESSON in New Jersey, PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE in Wichita, and THE NETHER in Miami, just to name a few. (more...)

Ladies of Theatre: Artist Kendyll Romine Drawing 366 Female Musical Theatre Characters in 2016Ladies of Theatre: Artist Kendyll Romine Drawing 366 Female Musical Theatre Characters in 2016
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2016

The Savannah College of Art and Design student posts one portrait every day. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present 9 TO 5Seattle Musical Theatre to Present 9 TO 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Seattle Musical Theatre is thrilled to present its third offering of the season 9 TO 5: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick and based on the seminal 20th Century Fox hit film. (more...)

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by TV Scoop - Jan 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 11, 2016! (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupLaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATEDA Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan HiltyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

Perfekte Beleuchtung von Soraa verleiht Boxzentrum RaffinessePerfekte Beleuchtung von Soraa verleiht Boxzentrum Raffinesse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

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Victoria T. Morris, Bruce Daitch & Nanci Lewis Elected to Broadway Dreams Foundation's Board of DirectorsVictoria T. Morris, Bruce Daitch & Nanci Lewis Elected to Broadway Dreams Foundation's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), a premier non-profit organization dedicated to training, mentoring and providing career opportunities to the next generation of musical theater performers, announced that Victoria T. Morris, CEO of Lexikat Artists; Bruce Daitch, Head of Strategy, Planning and Operations for DreamWorks SKG; and Nanci Lewis, of The Vanderblue Team, have been elected to the BDF's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Lakeland Civic Theatre Journeys INTO THE WOODS for Wishes, Choices and ConsequencesBWW Review: Lakeland Civic Theatre Journeys INTO THE WOODS for Wishes, Choices and Consequences
by Roy Berko - Feb 8, 2016

Most fairy tales start with 'Once upon a time,' and end with 'And they lived happily ever after.' Ever wonder if 'happily ever after' is really true? (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner Bring UNATTACHED! to Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner Bring UNATTACHED! to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 7, 2016

Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner performed together in NYC for the first time in nearly nine years earlier this week at Feinstein's/54 Below. Scroll down to check out our full coverage of the event! (more...)

Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic DirectorSkyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The 2016 season will be Tesori's fourth and final season leading Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

VIDEO: Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Reunion, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Montage, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This WeekVIDEO: Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Reunion, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Montage, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This Week
by Sally Henry - Feb 5, 2016

Now that the week has come to an end, it's your turn to take a leaf out of Thomas Jefferson's book and say, 'So what'd I miss?' (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Attached at the Hip- Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below; Watch Highlights!BWW TV Exclusive: Attached at the Hip- Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below; Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2016

They could never leave you. Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner are performing together in NYC for the first time in nearly nine years.  The duo received a Tony Award co-nomination for their role(s) as the conjoined twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, in the original Broadway production of Side Show; separately, Alice and Emily have starred in numerous other Broadway shows including The Full Monty, Next To Normal, Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show, and many more. Additional performances will take place February 4-6 (7PM) and February 6 (9:30PM) at Feinstein's/54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there for the epic first night, and you can catch some highlights below! (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Join Forces at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Join Forces at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner performed together in NYC for the first time in nearly nine years last night, February 3, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Scroll down for a photo of them with the band! (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, February 25, 2016Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, February 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 25, 2016! (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/4/2016 - New Fantine, SMOKEFALL, A BRONX TALE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/4/2016 - New Fantine, SMOKEFALL, A BRONX TALE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 4, 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: LES MIZ gets a new Fantine, SMOKEFALL begins off-Broadway, and A BRONX TALE starts up in New Jersey! (more...)

Multi-Talented Barry Conrad Stars in HAIRSPRAY ARENA SPECTACULAR in Brisbane, April 8Multi-Talented Barry Conrad Stars in HAIRSPRAY ARENA SPECTACULAR in Brisbane, April 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

With a multifaceted career that spans music, screen, fitness and fashion, Barry Conrad possesses a talent that is undeniable. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner Reunite Onstage at Feinstein's/54 Below TonightAlice Ripley and Emily Skinner Reunite Onstage at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

New York City -- they could never leave you. Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner will perform together in NYC for the first time in nearly nine years, beginning tonight, February 3, at 7 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel TonightBroadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Starting tonight, February 2, Andre Ward (Rock of Ages, Xanadu) will assume the roles of 'Minstrel / Snug' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Rosie O'Donnell Guests on This Week's MOM on CBSVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Rosie O'Donnell Guests on This Week's MOM on CBS
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Rosie O'Donnell (Broadway's SEUSSICAL, GREASE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) will guest star on this week's MOM on CBS in an episode titled 'Quaaludes and Crackerjack.' (more...)

Transviolet Releases 'New Bohemia' Video; Announces SXSW PerformancesTransviolet Releases 'New Bohemia' Video; Announces SXSW Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Epic Records artist TransViolet's official video for 'New Bohemia,' premiered yesterday on MTV and VEVO and can be seen HERE. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, March 3, 2016Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, March 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, March 3, 2016! (more...)

Anderson & Vreeland and Screen USA Form Alliance to Distribute...Anderson & Vreeland and Screen USA Form Alliance to Distribute...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

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Broadway and BUNHEADS Star Sutton Foster Signs on for Netflix's GILMORE GIRLS RevivalBroadway and BUNHEADS Star Sutton Foster Signs on for Netflix's GILMORE GIRLS Revival
by Jessica Khan - Feb 10, 2016

We didn't think Netflix's GILMORE GIRLS revival could get any better -- but it's outdone itself! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broadway royalty Sutton Foster is the first new actress to join the streaming platform's highly anticipated reboot. (more...)

The Rainbow Theatre Project to Stage Tennessee Williams' SUDDENLY LAST SUMMERThe Rainbow Theatre Project to Stage Tennessee Williams' SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Rainbow Theatre Project's Generation Q Staged Reading Series is back in the new year with a presentation of Tennessee Williams' harrowing Southern Gothic classic, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. It will be paired with a reading of a short-play by Dr. Samantha McDermitt, JUSTICE DISORDERED. The readings take place Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Source in the District. (more...)

BWW Review: LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2016 PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES Comes to a Resounding ConclusionBWW Review: LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2016 PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES Comes to a Resounding Conclusion
by Don Grigware - Feb 10, 2016

On Monday, February 8 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2016 Presented by Princess Cruises came to an exciting conclusion on the mainstage of the NoHo Arts Center. After an amazing 90-minute program in which the 20 contestants gave 150% to their uptempo songs from Broadway shows, fifteen contestants were eliminated and the top five finalists selected during the first intermision. It was decided, like last year from the consensus of the judges, to add a sixth contestant. But when judges' votes were tabulated, there emerged a three-way tie between contestants James Padilla, Bethany Baderdeen and Edward Anderson. Each of these three presented a song and Edward Anderson was announced as the sixth finalist. Then each of the six proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of 15 judges made the final decision during the second intermission. Musical director par excellence James Lent accompanied at the piano throughout the three hour show. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

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