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Photo Coverage: Inside SOPHISTICATED LADIES After-Party with Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, Sy Smith, and More
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 14, 2015

Last night, November 13, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with SOPHISTICATED LADIES, featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith. Go inside the after-party with us through the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage with Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith at Carnegie Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2015

Last night, November 13, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with SOPHISTICATED LADIES, featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith. Check out some backstage shots from the performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith Lead NY Pops' SOPHISTICATED LADIES at Carnegie Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2015

Last night, November 13, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with SOPHISTICATED LADIES, featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Broadway Girl Power- Go Inside the LILLY AWARDS Broadway Cabaret with Billy Porter, Kate Baldwin, Joshua Henry & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, benefits The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, it was held on Monday night at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & Danielle Brooks Take First Broadway Bows in THE COLOR PURPLE
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2015

The Color Purple just began preview performances last night, November 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON makes her Broadway debut opposite CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star of John Doyle's acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production, and Orange is the New Black's DANIELLE BROOKS, in this fall's highly anticipated production. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. Check out photos from their first Broadway bows below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at the LILLY AWARDS Cabaret with Amanda Green, Marsha Norman, Georgia Stitt & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 10, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, benefits The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, it was held last night at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Celebration Theatre's BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Celebration Theatre at the Lex presents its first play in its new home, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews &Michael A. Shepperd, the Los Angeles premiere of the 27th Annual LAMBDA award- winner for Best LGBT Drama of 2014/2015, BOOTYCANDY by Robert O'Hara (Antebellum) and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews (The Color Purple, Failure: A Love Story). Comments Celebration Theatre's Executive Director Michael C. Kricfalusi, 'All of us atCelebration Theatre are so excited to have found a new home and even more excited to kick off our 33rd season with BOOTYCANDY. It's going to be a great year!' BOOTYCANDYwill begin previews on Friday, October 23 at 8pm; will open on Thursday, October 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, December 20 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Kids Unite for Launch of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 28, 2015

The 2016 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY National Ambassadors Kelli O'Hara and Marlee Matlin just announced that the 20th Kids' Night on Broadway will take place in New York City on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:30am. BroadwayWorld was there for the big announcement and you can go behind the scenes of the special day below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Take a Sneak Peek at INVISIBLE THREAD
by Walter McBride - Oct 24, 2015

Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of INVISIBLE THREAD, a new musical by Matt Gould andGriffin Matthews, in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus(Finding Neverland, Pippin), will begin performances next Saturday, October 31st at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). Check out photos from the show below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Des Moines Performing Arts, in partnership with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY national tour and the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, just welcomed Elizabeth Stanley and Andrew Samonsky, who will star as Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's upcoming national tour. The duo performed selections from the musical at the 46th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival in Winterset, Iowa. THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, is famously set in Iowa and will launch its national tour at the Des Moines Civic Center November 28 - December 5. (more...)

Photo Coverage: William Michals, Jeannette Bayardelle, and More Lead 54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HIT SONGS!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 4, 2015

Last night, stars took the stage for 54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HIT SONGS! and BroadwayWorld was on the scene. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields and More Celebrate 15 Years of Marcia Pendelton's Walk Tall Girl Productions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Marcia Pendelton, founder and president of Walk Tall Girl Productions, celebrated the 15th anniversary of her company on Monday, September 28, 2015. Pendelton and her friends from the performing arts, fashion and media joined forces to celebrate her company's work to bring diverse audiences to the arts, on Broadway and beyond. A TASTE OF MY WORLD: An Anniversary Celebration in Two Acts took place in the Herbert Cave Auditorium of the Harlem Hospital Center in Harlem, New York. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY LEGACY Exhibition Celebrates Carly Hughes and Grasan Kingsberry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

BROADWAY LEGACY is a photographic and editorial exhibition that boldly celebrates African American achievement in the Broadway industry. Broadway vets Carly Hughes and Grasan Kingsberry are the latest to be highlighted - check out their portraits below! (more...)

The Under-Belly of Politics Well-Explored at Ensemble Theatre/In Memorium: Kyle Jean Baptiste
by Roy Berko - Aug 31, 2015

What could be more appropriate in this year, which leads up to a presidential election, than to examine the political hacks who run the campaigns. Voila, for the start of its 36th season, Ensemble Theatre has chosen Beau Willimon's 2008 drama, FARRAGUT NORTH, which examines the lust for power among political hacks. (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Bring Laughs for Broadway Barks at The Triad, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Villain: DeBlanks welcomes Tony winner LaChanze to a cast of veterans, returning for more shenanigans on Thursday, September 3 at The Triad NYC on West 72nd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: EMOJILAND: THE MUSICAL Plays Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

On Monday, August 3, the Festival of New American Musicals presented five songs from Emojiland: The Musical as part of their Musi-Cal series at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles. Scroll down for shots from the showcase, plus click here for footage! (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS - Up to Some Starry, Bi-Coastal Shenanigans
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Villain: DeBlanks has (VERB)_____-ed both coasts in a week! Starring Emmy winners, Tony winners, and an array of the funniest people in show biz, these benefit shows have had audiences (and casts) literally breathless from laughing. Scroll down for photos from last night's performance at 54 Below and last week's show at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE COLOR PURPLE
by Walter McBride - Jul 31, 2015

The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, will begin preview performances on Tuesday, November 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 10. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Hooligans of VILLAIN: DEBLANKS' Next Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a special performance of Villain: DeBlanks, a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 9:30 pm on Tuesday, August 4, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Neil Berg's ROCK 'N' ROLL DECADES Plays Queens Theatre In The Park
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 12, 2015

Neil Berg is on tour with his ROCK 'N' ROLL DECADES, in which five Broadway stars sing many of the hit songs they've sung on Broadway, featuring: Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Super Star) Lawrence Clayton (World Rock Symphony Orchestra, DREAMGIRLS), Jeremy Kushnier (RENT, Footloose), Rita Harvey (Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof), Jeanette Bayardelle (The Color Purple, Hair), and Sophia Ramos (Love, Janis, The Twelve). Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

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