Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that Marni Nixon, perhaps most famous for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, West Side Story and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

VIDEOS: Remembering Marni Nixon, Both Unseen and On The Screen
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The woman best known for dubbing the singing voices of Hollywood stars also gave memorable stage and television performances. (more...)

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan & Melissa Benoist Recap Season 1 of SUPERGIRL in Song!
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

At this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, Melissa Benoist and Jeremy Jordan sang a recap to Josh Horowitz of the first season of their show SUPERGIRL. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! CelebratesOpening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night! (more...)


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Harbor Lights Theater Company Presents The International Musical Hit: NUNSENSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Nunsense takes place July 29 to August 14 at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.  Tickets are $35- $45. Visit www.hltc.org  or call 866-811-4111 to purchase your tickets. 'Dinner and a Show' options are also available for select performances, catered by 'Celebrate at Snug Harbor'. (more...)

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE to Present Preview Cabaret at The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Before their August 3rd opening at NYMF, LUDO's Broken Bride is presenting a... 'Broken Bride Preview Cabaret' on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) at The West End Lounge 955 West End Avenue (at 107th Street).  (more...)

Casey Cott, Stark Sands, Marin Mazzie and Solea Pfeiffer to Star in PRINCE OF EGYPT Concert in Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Bay Street Theater and DreamWorks Theatricals are pleased to present a premiere concert reading of the new stage adaptation of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, book by Philip LaZebnik (writer of Mulan, Pocahontas) and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). (more...)

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Speeds Into the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical opened at Patchogue Theatre presented by The Gateway on July 20 and will run through August 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Feature: HENRY AWARDS 2016 presented by Colorado Theatre Guild
by Chris Arneson - Jul 22, 2016

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch a teaser for the show! (more...)

Fall in Love with the Award Winning Musical, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Winner of six TONY Awards including Best Original Score, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is set to romance Melbourne audiences this year when it opens at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse for 2 weeks only from 28th October. Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster on Thursday 28th July. (more...)

CHIPANDGUS: A COMEDY WITH BALLS! to Play FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Fat Knight Theatre is proud to present ChipandGus as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

Jesse Corbin and Kelly Strandemo Join LION, WITCH & WARDROBE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Off Broadway Family Theatre has announced new cast members for its long running production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, which plays Saturdays at 11 AM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC. (more...)

AUDIO: Stephen Sondheim Chats About Favorite Rhymes and Musicals Ahead Of Their Times
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

The senior statesman of American musical theatre in a casual chat with BBC's Mark Lawson. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Jonathan Cerullo on LISA AND LEONARDO at NYMF
by Bob Rizzo - Jul 19, 2016

Choreographer Jonathan Cerullo returns to the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) with the new musical, Lisa and Leonardo. His mentor, acclaimed choreographer Patricia Birch, first introduced him to the festival in its inaugural season. Cerullo had been assisting Birch for thirteen years, and moved into the role of executive producer with her NYMF production of Orphan Train. Subsequently, he went on to stage two other musicals at the festival and also became an evaluator reading new scripts. (more...)

HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

There is a whole new Hamilton cast to get to know, and BroadwayWorld is here to help. Get to know the new Chicago company below! (more...)

BWW Review: Impressive ASSASSINS at Near West Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jul 19, 2016

'There's Another National Anthem, folks. For those who never win . . . for the ones who might have been.' A line from a Trump election advertisement? No, its from the Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman musical, Assassins, now on stage at Near West Theatre. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Extends through August 7th at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to the addition of five additional performances of … A Chorus Line. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, directed by Chance's Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Hazel Clarke, with music direction by Ryan O'Connell.  A Chorus Line opened last Saturday and will continue through August 7th on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center.  (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces New Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse shows for its 2016-2017 Season to be presented in their NEW Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor. (more...)

The Wick Theatre Sets 2016/17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Wick Theatre's 2016/2017 Season: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Starring Broadway's Andrea McArdle October 13 - November 6 A musical comedy by master of the genre Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. The hit musical about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Don't worry, there's a happy ending. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016
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I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Coming to Cape Town & Johannesburg
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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BWW Blog: Sam Weber - Making it Work: Student Productions and Tech
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - Jul 18, 2016

Well, it's been awhile - and to be quite honest, not a ton of progress has been made since I introduced my current project.  As I believe I mentioned, myself and a few other students at my college have for the last two years produced full-fledged productions of musicals in less than 24 hours.  Beginning this fall, we are trying to expand our "season", if you will, with another full student production, however this time rehearsed sparsely over the course of two weeks instead of all in one day (with an approx. total rehearsal time of ~40 hours).  Our hope is that this will give us a chance to produce larger scale shows, with more complex elements, and larger, more inclusive casts. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/18/2016 - BROADWAY...FOR FREEDOM, PRIVACY, NYMF and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 18, 2016

Today's big news: BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM benefits the NYCLU, PRIVACY with Daniel Radcliffe opens tonight, and NYMF kicks off today! (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Solea Pfeiffer & Jeremy Jordan in WEST SIDE STORY at the Hollywood Bowl
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl has enlisted some top Broadway talent for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's concert presentations of West Side Story this summer. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel July 14, through July 19, the cast features Jeremy Jordan as Tony, Karen Olivo, who won a Tony Award for her take on the role in the 2009 Broadway revival, as Anita and newcomer Solea Pfeiffer as Maria. (more...)

The Media Theatre Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Broadway Series at The Media Theatre is stronger than ever as it leads audiences through its 22nd season from September 2016 to June of 2017. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 4th Annual Open House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

?Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF kicks off its 28th Season with an Open House on Saturday, August 13, 2016. (more...)

DONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Natascia Diaz Takes on Versatile Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented Every Little Step star and two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Natascia Diaz in her New York City solo debut one month ago today, following her acclaimed and nominated performance as Anita in Signature Theatre's sold out run of West Side Story in Washington, D.C. Click below to watch Diaz perform 'I Miss The Mountains,' 'Happy Birthday, Darling', 'Autumn Leaves' and more on the 54 Below stage! (more...)

CABARET, Starring Robin de Jesus and Kaleigh Cronin, Coming to Music Circus This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic Cabaret. Performances are Tuesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre's DREAMGIRLS opened June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book byTom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Jeremy Jordan & Karen Olivo, at the Hollywood Bowl
by Review Roundups - Jul 15, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl has enlisted some top Broadway talent for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's concert presentations of West Side Story this summer. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel last night, July 14, through July 19, the cast features Jeremy Jordan as Tony and Karen Olivo, who won a Tony Award for her take on the role in the 2009 Broadway revival, as Anita. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present the internationally acclaimed American musical, West Side Story from September 7 - October 9, 2016 in the Margeson Theater. Featuring a talented mix of international theater players, Central Florida favorites, and a live orchestra, West Side Story will kick off the Theater's upcoming 28th Season Signature Series. Tickets to West Side Story are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/14/16- Arthur Laurents
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Arthur Laurents! Laurents' first play, Home of the Brave, opened on Broadway in 1945, followed by many others. He wrote his first musical, West Side Story, in 1957, followed by Gypsy and others. His first screenplay was The Snake Pit in 1948, followed by others including Rope, Anastasia, The Way We Were and The Turning Point. His own play, Invitation to a March in 1960, was the first of several he directed. I Can Get It for You Wholesale in 1961 was the first musical he directed, followed by others including La Cage aux Folles and Gypsy with Angela Lansbury, then Tyne Daly and most recently, Patti LuPone. He pased away in May 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life July 8 through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Seattle Center Movies at the Mural
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

These family-friendly films start at dusk each Saturday through August 27. Offering big screen drama, adventure and suspense on a state-of-the-art 45-foot screen, Movies at the Mural presents The Princess Bride, Mad Max: Fury Road, Galaxy Quest, West Side Story and Life of Pi. (more...)

Lea Salonga in Concert - Australia 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony¬ģ and Olivier Award winning star¬†Lea Salonga¬†will return to Australia next February marking her Sydney Opera House debut with the¬†Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She will also perform concerts at Arts Centre Melbourne with¬†Orchestra Victoria. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life now through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Interview: 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl!
by Maeve Riley - Jul 14, 2016

2016 National Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl, sits down with BWW to give us the onstage AND backstage scoop from the Jimmy Awards and Jerry Herman Awards! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Poignant and Powerful TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Spotlighters Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jul 13, 2016

The Jonathan Larson musical should not be missed. (more...)

DIVAS 'A LA CARTE to Reunite at the Arthur Newman Theater This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

'Divas 'A La Carte' starring singers Joanne Juliette Lapointe, Kathryn Lowe, and Debi Wheeler-Ure, hits the stage at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert for a 2 PM show on Sunday, August 7, 2016 with pianist Rob Woyshner. (more...)

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