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Photo Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYPhoto Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Jerri Shafer - Apr 29, 2017

SRO Theatre Company is proud to present the Central Ohio premiere of The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman. Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple, The Secret Garden), The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question 'What if...?' Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Zainab Jah and More in VENUS at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Zainab Jah and More in VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Zainab Jah and company onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLEPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and NoblePhoto Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 18, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway. To celebrate the release, Porter was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winner Indie.Arie. at Barnes & Noble for a special performance! (more...)

Photo Flash: Amas Musical Theatre Celebrates Aherns and Flaherty at 2017 GalaPhoto Flash: Amas Musical Theatre Celebrates Aherns and Flaherty at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, recently held the company's 48th Anniversary Gala Benefit honoring the Tony Award-winning composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICALPhoto Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 5, 2017

The much anticipated, brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical opened last night at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). The show is set to run through May 6, 2017. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Cast Sips 'Frrrozen Hot Blue Chocolate' at Serendipity 3Photo Flash: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Cast Sips 'Frrrozen Hot Blue Chocolate' at Serendipity 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

New York's desert destination, Serendipity 3 (225 East 60 Street) celebrated the much anticipated, brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical which will begin performances this Thursday, March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) by unveiling its new The Lightning Thief Frrrozen Hot BLUE Chocolate with the cast on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL Begins Performances this WeekPhoto Flash: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL Begins Performances this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The much anticipated, brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will begin performances this Thursday, March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). The show is set to open on Tuesday, April 4 and run through May 6, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Journey of the Blonde Demi God - THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Kristin Stokes Brightens Her LookPhoto Flash: Journey of the Blonde Demi God - THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Kristin Stokes Brightens Her Look
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has received an amazing response from the fans of the series - but they have pointed out that the show's 'Annabeth', played by Kristin Stokes, was not a blonde. So with the help of Amy Schiappa of Fringe Salon, 'Annabeth' will have a lighter look for the show's first performance on March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Scroll down for photos of Stokes at the salon! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tyce Celebrates New Album HERO at The Cutting RoomPhoto Flash: Tyce Celebrates New Album HERO at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Every so often a new artist comes along with a debut album that not only raises eyebrows, but curiosity in that the songs are so perfectly matched with the talent. In Tyce's case, with the release of his debut Broadway Records album, HERO (March 10), his voice is perfectly in sync with the celebratory music and lyrics of noted-Meat Loaf-collaborator Jim Steinman. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BROADWAY BOYS Perform Benefit ConcertPhoto Flash: THE BROADWAY BOYS Perform Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

It was quite an evening March 4, 2017 when THE BROADWAY BOYS performed a benefit performance at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts at Baltimore, Maryland's Jewish Community Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening NightPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. Porchlight Revisits Little Me is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's The Scottsboro Boys (previews begin Friday, Feb. 3) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Little Me are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to Little Me are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Evan Tyrone Martin Sings Nat King Cole in Chicagoland on 2/11Photo Flash: Evan Tyrone Martin Sings Nat King Cole in Chicagoland on 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

848681Artists Lounge Live presents UNFORGETTABLE: FALLING IN LOVE WITH NAT KING COLE starring Evan Tyrone Martin for one night only on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:00pm Governor's State University Center for Performing Arts, 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484-0975. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Manatee Performing Arts CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, one of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-Winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-Winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action at Manatee Performing Arts Center below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYSPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is an added matinee performance Thursday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE: *There are no Thursday 7:30 p.m. performances February 9 and March 2. Tickets for previews are $38 and for the regular run $45 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Lippa & Friends Perform in American Songbook Series!Photo Coverage: Andrew Lippa & Friends Perform in American Songbook Series!
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2017

On Wednesday, the acclaimed Tony- and Grammy-nominated composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa hosts this delightful evening of song. BroadwayWorld was there and has a look at Andrew Lippa and his friends below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Royalty Returns to 54 Below in THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Jenna Ushkowitz, Arielle Jacobs, Jackie Burns and More!Photo Flash: Royalty Returns to 54 Below in THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Jenna Ushkowitz, Arielle Jacobs, Jackie Burns and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On Janury 29th, Broadway's Cinderella, two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted the fourth installment of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring Christy Altomare, Jenna Ushkowitz, Courtney Reed, Taylor Louderman, and more than a dozen more princesses, plus surprise guests Lesli Margherita and Derek Klena. Scroll down to see the esteemed ladies (and gentlemen) in action! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: BANDSTAND Arrives!Up on the Marquee: BANDSTAND Arrives!
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2017

Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), will begin previews March 31 and open April 26, 2017 at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). The new musical, starringing Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) and Corey Cott (Gigi), features music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics byRobert Taylor and Richard Oberacker.  Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE BODYGUARD US TourPhoto Flash: Opening Night of THE BODYGUARD US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The U.S. National tour of the hit musical, THE BODYGUARD, launched on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis as part of Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shuler Hensley, Sydney Lucas, Julia Murney and More Take Part in MARY & MAX Industry PresentationPhoto Flash: Shuler Hensley, Sydney Lucas, Julia Murney and More Take Part in MARY & MAX Industry Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

An invite-only presentation of the new musical Mary & Max took place yesterday starring Tony Winner SHULER HENSLEY (Oklahoma, Sweet Charity, The Whale), Tony Nominee SYDNEY LUCAS (Fun Home), Drama Desk Nominee JULIA MURNEY, The Color Purple's KYLE SCATLIFFE, and LAUREN ELDER (Sideshow, Hair). (more...)