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Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway MemoriesBackstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway Memories
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2016

On September 10, the Bechdel family will move out of the Fun Home (or the Circle in the Square Theatre), when the the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, plays its final performance on Broadway. Before the doors close for good, however, BroadwayWorld brought the family together one last time to reminisce about some of the show's most amazing moments. Watch below as Richard Ridge chats with Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, and Emily Skeggs! (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With HAMILTON's Brandon Victor DixonVIDEO: A Backstage Visit With HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

It's been a busy week for Broadway's Brandon Victor Dixon as he takes over the role of Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary smash, HAMILTON. (more...)

VIDEO: Legendary Andre De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens TheaterVIDEO: Legendary Andre De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens Theater
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

The dynamic actor, singer and dancer Andre De Shields opened last night at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln Avenue) in his own new play, CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Joshua Henry Leads Chicago Cast Mates in Jamaican Style 'Dear Theodosia'VIDEO: HAMILTON's Joshua Henry Leads Chicago Cast Mates in Jamaican Style 'Dear Theodosia'
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

Don't be surprised if the name Theodosia starts popping up on birth certificates with alarming frequency in the next few years, thanks to the beautiful ballad 'Dear Theodosia,' sung by Aaron Burr and the title character in Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary hit, HAMILTON, as the new fathers each promise better lives for their children. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More in Highlights of WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More in Highlights of WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fieldsand Jerome Chodorov.  Watch highlights of the show below! (more...)

VIDEO: BLUE MAN GROUP Make Out Parties?  Fred Armisen Spills The Crazy DetailsVIDEO: BLUE MAN GROUP Make Out Parties? Fred Armisen Spills The Crazy Details
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Before he started hitting the airwaves weekly as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, Fred Armisen was a young musician from Long Island who moved to Chicago to play percussion for the pun rock band Trenchmouth. (more...)

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...)

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