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Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Warlow, Jemma Rix, and Lucy Durack Together in OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining the cast of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, to play Glinda the Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of the West respectively, alongside Anthony Warlow who will be playing The Wizard and Professor Marvel. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/22/2017
by - May 22, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/22/2017. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 22-28, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 22-28, 2017. (more...)

Make Them Hear You! Vote Today for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

Tyrone Huntley to Join Willemijn Verkaik Live in Concert at Cambridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar) just announced as a special guest for Willemijn Verkaik's one-night West End concert. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Well-Strung and More Join Broadway @ The Art House Lineup in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's famed Art House theater, has announced four more additions to his largest music and comedy lineup yet. (more...)

BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Enchants at BYU
by Tyler Hinton - May 22, 2017

Emmy and Tony-winning star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth made an emotional and entertaining Brigham Young University debut on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, 2017. The concert was presented in BYU's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRAVO! professional performing arts series. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: MR BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Is An Intriguing Investigation Of How Culture Evolves
by Jade Kops - May 21, 2017

Anne Washburn's three act play, MR BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY is an interesting exploration of how stories evolve and culture is created when the world we know has irrevocably changed and stories can no longer be accessed in their original format. (more...)

Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix Join Anthony Warlow in a Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to announce that Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining the cast of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, to play Glinda the Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of the West respectively, alongside Anthony Warlow who will be playing The Wizard and Professor Marvel. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Gears Up for Van Wezel in Sarasota
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017

Idina Menzel is ready to take the stage at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, check out her video invitation below! (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - May 20, 2017

Good Triumphs Over All in Wicked. It's hard to know if in 1900 L. Frank Baum ever imagined there would be an afterlife to his children's book 'The Wizard of Oz,' but in 1939 MGM capitalized on book's wide appeal and their film version has became a staple in every child's movie experience. Flash forward 64 years to what can best be described as a prequel to Dorothy's famous journey, and you have the megamusical Wicked, which has become almost as popular as the MGM film. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Ward Billeisen, Seth Danner & More to Perform Monday 5/22 in Sussex County for THE ART OF THE 'NO' DEAL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

On Monday night, May 22nd some of Broadway's finest will be taking to the stage in Sussex County for an evening entitled The Art of the 'No' Deal. Admission to the night is free.  (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Apollo Theatre
by Rona Kelly - May 19, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory is no stranger to transfers, both in the West End and beyond. The Color Purple notably made the jump, and now here's Trevor Nunn's Love in Idleness moving to the Apollo Theatre. But while the love is still palpable, there is a certain idleness to proceedings. (more...)

Estrellas del West End acompañarán a JOAN VÁZQUEZ en Live at Zédel
by Felipe Velasco - May 19, 2017

Joan Vazquez vuelve a Londres con SOMETHING'S COMING, en el que celebra la musica del genio teatral Stephen Sondheim. Formara parte de la temporada de verano de Live at Zedel, el popular cabaret The Crazy Coqs situado en el corazon del West End, tras su aclamado debut en la capital britanica el pasado otoño. Joan ofrecera su concierto en solitario ante el publico londinense el lunes 26 de junio de 2017 a las 19h. (more...)

Liisi LaFontaine, Ian Mcintosh and More to Bring Icons to Life at West End Live Lounge
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Sunday 11th June, West End Live Lounge returns with 'Icons and Legends'- an evening celebrating work from some of the the most Iconic and influential names in the world of music. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Richard Kind and More at Bay Street Theater's CURTAIN UP Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced that The 6th Annual Honors Benefit: Curtain Up! took place on Monday, May 15 from 6-8 pm at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast has Another Round with Broadway Records' Robbie Rozelle
by Broadwaysted - May 19, 2017

This week we're pouring out 'Another Round' with a close #FriendOfTheShow: Broadwaysted Buddy Robbie Rozelle! This week we're being fancy (not really) and drinking champagne (but really champagne, Bryan!) as we chat with Robbie about his upcoming solo cabaret debut at 54 Below. (more...)

Review Roundup: PTC's THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company previously announced Donny Osmond's involvement in the upcoming production of the musical The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Review, running May 5 - 20, 2017. Osmond will serve as the recorded voice of 'Florenz Ziegfeld,' a role recorded by Gregory Peck in the original Broadway production. Osmond has contributed his time and talent in support of Pioneer Theatre Company. (more...)

Cast Set for SHREK THE MUSICAL at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents Shrek The Musical, directed by Artistic Director Sandy Boren-Barrett. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation Film, Shrek The Musical, is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs, and the beloved characters you know and love to life on our stage! (more...)

Strictly Sensation, Danny Mac, To Star as Joe Gillis in SUNSET BOULEVARD on Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to announce that Strictly sensation Danny Mac will join the cast of the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard in the role of Joe Gillis. Danny will join the previously announced Ria Jones, who will reprise her celebrated West End role as Norma Desmond in the hit show directed by Nikolai Foster. (more...)

West End stars Madalena Alberto, Kieran Brown and Rebecca Trehearn to join JOAN VÁZQUEZ at Live at Zédel
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

After his acclaimed London debut last Fall, Spanish performer Joan Vazquez brings back 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' as part of Live at Zedel Summer season, on Monday 26th June 2017, 7.00pm. (more...)

The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winnerChristopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). (more...)

The 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles on May 15 by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), at the 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Christopher Jackson, Tituss Burgess, Julia Murney and More Sing Broadway Lullabies on New Album
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This June, Broadway babies Vasthy Mompoint (Rocky; The Spongebob Musical) and Jen Malenke (Into The Woods; Disney's High School Musical), the founders and creators of the much-needed industry service Broadway Babysitters, will release an album of children's lullabies entitled 'Broadway Lullabies.' (more...)

Kristy Cates, Todd Buonopane and More Set for NYFA's Faculty Show at 54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, in association with the Musical Theatre department at the New York Film Academy, presents NYFA FACULTY SHOW! FEATURING KRISTY CATES, TODD BUONOPANE, & MORE on May 21st, 2017 at 9:30 PM. Tickets are still available! (more...)

Cast Members From Hamilton & Rent Join On The Quays For HOW ABOUT LOVE?
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On The Quays, a NYC-based international production company will present 'How About Love?', a benefit concert at The Green Room 42--NYC's newest cabaret venue--on June 18th. (more...)

STRICTLY COME DANCING's Danny Mac to Star in SUNSET BOULEVARD on Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that Danny Mac is to star as Joe Gillis in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Curve's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. Ria Jones is to play Norma Desmond and the show is to be directed by Nikolai Foster. (more...)

Honoring the Composers Who Soundtrack Our Lives
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

ASCAP honored our tremendously talented composers of TV, film and video game music at the Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. A who's who of scoring for screens small, silver and everything in between flocked to LA's historic Wiltern Theatre for a night of dazzling performances, tender tributes and appreciation for the musical masterminds behind America's favorite screen entertainment. (more...)

Mean Girls Star Sharron Matthews Brings GIRL CRUSH to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Sharron Matthews in Sharron Matthews: Girl Crush on Friday, May 26th, 2017, Named the "Redheaded Canadian Goddess of Cabaret" by the Scotsman Newspaper, "Best Cabaret Performance of 2015" (BroadwayWorld), "Best Cabaret Performer" (Toronto's NOW Magazine), and the "#1 Cabaret in New York City in 2010" (NiteLife Exchange and WPAT Radio), Sharron returns to NY after her exciting 54 Below debut in November of 2016, and her two SOLD out shows at Joe's Pub in 2010. (more...)

18 Days to Go! Make Your Voice Heard and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

Megan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Producer Charlotte Cohn with SCS Innovations LLC, Franklin Theatrical Group, Neil Gooding Productions, Ralph Meranto/JCC CenterStage, Brierpatch Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Bonnie E. Lautenberg, in association with NewYorkRep, announced today cast changes at Church & State. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: May 18, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - May 18, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to present SWINGIN' WITH THE MUSIC OF SARA BAREILLES
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Swingin' With The Music of Sara Bareilles on June 18th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Hilty Honors Stephen Schwartz with 'Corner of the Sky' Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Screen and stage composing legend Stephen Schwartz was honored with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award. (more...)

Syracuse University Alumni Hit Up BROADWAY SESSIONS this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Broadway Sessions welcomes Syracuse University grads and alum this week, 5/18. BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

Different Duck Films and Sterling Worldwide Entertainment Present WEIGHT
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2017

Different Duck Films and Sterling Worldwide Entertainment, introduces New Comer, Zackery Byrd in the Lead Role of  'Ben' in the Feature Film, “Weight”. Based on actual event, “Weight” is an inspirational film that uses comedy to relay its message to the audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Schwartz Honored at ASCAP Awards; Megan Hilty Performs 'Corner of the Sky'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Screen and stage composing legend Stephen Schwartz was honored with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and celebrated with multiple live performances. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA Welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Kara Lindsay, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella, who returned to the Birdland stage with the fourteenth episode of his talk show, "Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Terrell Clark, Lora Lee Gayer and More Sing Bobby Cronin Tunes in #LOVEISLOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

On Sunday, March 26th, award-winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin made an exciting return to the NYC concert stage in the exquisite W NY Times Square. As part of the new 'Live In The Living Room' series, brought to you by the producers of BROADWAY AT W, Cronin's concert titled #LOVE IS LOVE featured many of Broadway's favorite voices serenading the tunes of Cronin's catalogue. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: From HAMILTON to HANSEN, Music Man Alex Lacamoire Is Back for More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

On the heels of his work on the Tonys juggernaut of 2016, Alec Lacamoire has shifted gears from Hamilton to Hansen, earning a Tony nomination for Best Orchestrations. Below, watch as he reveals why he believes in the importance of this story, and how he keeps cool during awards season.  (more...)

Johnny Mac Joins the Cast of Glasgow King's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The King's Theatre in Glasgow have today confirmed  further casting for this year's spectacular family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty which runs from Saturday 2 December 2017 until Sunday 7 January 2018. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE Wicked STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE Wicked STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Oliver Richman Records Newly Discovered Gem 'Will I Still Be Me'
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Multi-talented 16-year-old singer/actor, Oliver Richman (www.oliverrichman.com), is the first to record and release his grandfather's poignant song entitled, “Will I Still Be Me.” (more...)

Photo Flash: Raul Esparza, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller and More Celebrate Stephen Schwartz at Classic Stage Company's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Gabriel Ebert, Raul Esparza, Ann Harada, Judy Kuhn, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, Jason Sudeikis, George Takei, Broadway Inspirational Voices and many others headlined 'Musical Masterworks, The Music of Stephen Schwartz,' a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company last night, May 15, 2017, at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway). The performance was directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, CSC's Artistic Director. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

BWW Review: Eagle Theatre's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Pati Buehler - May 16, 2017

The hilarious grown-up's prequel to Peter Pan follows a young boy, a captains daughter, the original lost boys, Captain Hook before the hook, and a cast full of all-star entertainers. (more...)

New Adaptation of MISS JULIE to Debut at Access Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Strindberg's divisive and controversial play, Miss Julie, will premiere in a new adaptation this May at Access Theater in TriBeCa. (more...)

BWW TV: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - May 16, 2017

BWW TV: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour (more...)

The Sun Comes Out at WBT with ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Inspired by Little Orphan Annie, the 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie is a heart-warming story, filled with adventure and laughs, that defines what family truly means. One of the longest running shows in Broadway history and the winner of seven Tony Awards, Annie, returns to the WBT stage from June 29 to September 10, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Tom Wopat and Kyle Dean Massey Join BROADWAY IN THE 'BURG
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Broadway favorites Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Annie Get Your Gun) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked) will perform in Hattiesburg, Miss. during Festival South, an annual creative arts festival, June 1-17. The Hub City Players will stage Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, whose memorable tunes by Tony nominees, Benj Pasik and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land) were recorded in 2015. (more...)

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