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VIDEO: HAMILTON's Thomas Kail Discusses The Fusion of Theatre and Rap For #BARS Master ClassVIDEO: HAMILTON's Thomas Kail Discusses The Fusion of Theatre and Rap For #BARS Master Class
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Growing up in Northern Virginia, the first song Thomas Kail ever memorized was Slick Rick's rap 'Mona Lisa.' Its narrative about a guy chatting up a woman he meets in a pizza place opened up Kail's mind to the concept of songs having characters and telling stories. (more...)


by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Broadway and Chicago star Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. (more...)

VIDEO: CHICAGO Designer William Ivey Long Recalls Advice He Gave To Melanie GriffithVIDEO: CHICAGO Designer William Ivey Long Recalls Advice He Gave To Melanie Griffith
by Michael Dale - Aug 22, 2016

Beginning with Gwen Verdon in the original and resuming with Ann Reinking in the revival, some of Broadway's most talented triple-threats have taken on the role of Roxie Hart in Broadway's Chicago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chicago's Aaron Burr Remixes HAMILTON's 'The Reynolds Pamphlet'STAGE TUBE: Chicago's Aaron Burr Remixes HAMILTON's 'The Reynolds Pamphlet'
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

As previously announced, two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will lead the Chicago company of Hamilton as 'Aaron Burr', starting next month. Over the weekend, he posted a beautiful remix of 'The Reynolds Pamphlet' from the musical, and you can check it out below, plus weigh in on which tune he should remix next! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERTSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Thanks His Twitter Followers For Their Love and ConcernVIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Thanks His Twitter Followers For Their Love and Concern
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2016

The actor responds to an outpouring of concern after missing a performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Max Crumm Reunite for a GREASE Duet at #Ham4HamSTAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Max Crumm Reunite for a GREASE Duet at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2016

They're the ones WE want! Laura Osnes and Maxx Crumm reunited at today's #Ham4Ham with Rory O'Malley to perform the classic GREASE duet 'You're The One That I Want'. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Weighs in on Zika in Puerto RicoSTAGE TUBE: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Weighs in on Zika in Puerto Rico
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2016

The incomparable Broadway legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Chita Rivera, has put her support behind the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and its effort to allay travelers' fears about the Zika virus in Puerto Rico and provide factual information to help travelers make informed travel decisions. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music CircusSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music ofGeorge and Ira Gershwin in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off,' 'I've Got a Crush on You' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Let's Roll! Watch Highlights from JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Let's Roll! Watch Highlights from JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 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 byJared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs now through 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 highlights from the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates The Colonial Theatre: Watch The Full Concert!VIDEO: Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates The Colonial Theatre: Watch The Full Concert!
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

Enjoy Feinstein's/54 Below's full concert of songs and remembrances about Boston's historic theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Q&A With HAMILTON's Two New Angelicas, Mandy Gonzalez and Karen OlivoVIDEO: Q&A With HAMILTON's Two New Angelicas, Mandy Gonzalez and Karen Olivo
by Michael Dale - Aug 4, 2016

Mandy Gonzales will take over for Renee Elise Goldsberry on Broadway while Karen Olivo will play Angelica in Chicago. (more...)

BWW TV: Babs is Back- Watch the Legendary Barbra Streisand in Concert!BWW TV: Babs is Back- Watch the Legendary Barbra Streisand in Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2016

Barbra Streisand played the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night, beginning her BARBRA: THE MUSIC...THE MEM'RIES...THE MAGIC! tour. The only recording artist to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, Streisand began the first half of her show playing one of her hits from each of the six decades.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2016

Below, check out the cast of Jelly's Last Jam in the rehearsal room, plus watch Signature's talented, hardworking tech crew transform the MAX Theatre from a drag club on the French Riviera in La Cage aux Folles to the Jungle Inn, a 1920s jazz club, for Jelly's Last Jam! (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Offers Donald Trump Starring Role as President in New NBC DramaVIDEO: Seth Meyers Offers Donald Trump Starring Role as President in New NBC Drama
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth Meyers shared his plan to lift Donald Trump out of poverty - casting him in NBC's 'Chicago President.' Watch the clip below! (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Kicks Off 9-City Tour in LA - Watch Highlights of Last Night's Show!VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Kicks Off 9-City Tour in LA - Watch Highlights of Last Night's Show!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, is bringing her legendary live performances to 9 cities, beginning last night at L.A.'s Staples Center. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ali EwoldtBWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ali Ewoldt
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - Aug 2, 2016

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring The Phantom of the Opera's Ali Ewoldt! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - CNBC Shares Season Four Trailer for THE PROFIT, Premiering 8/23VIDEO: First Look - CNBC Shares Season Four Trailer for THE PROFIT, Premiering 8/23
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

CNBC's hit reality series, THE PROFIT returns for season four on Tuesday, August 23 at 10pm ET/PT. Each of the eleven all-new, one-hour episodes will showcase serial entrepreneur and investor Marcus Lemonis, who puts his own money on the line to help save and grow struggling small businesses across the country. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Brown Paper Box Co.'s NOW. HERE. THIS.STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Brown Paper Box Co.'s NOW. HERE. THIS.
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co.'s summer production of Now. Here. This. is currently up and running at the Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. The show opened Saturday, July 23, and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM through August 21 at Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Ridge Avenue). Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the One, Singular, Sensational Cast of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl!BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the One, Singular, Sensational Cast of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2016

The LA Phil's Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line opening July 29 -31 for three performances has been in full tilt rehearsals since last week and BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling was there to talk to the stars and get a sneak peek at what audiences can expect on the legendary Hollywood Bowl's massive stage. (more...)

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