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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/16-4/17/2016


Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, April 17, 2016 - Sunday, April 17, 2016. Catch up below!

1) STAGE TUBE: Go Backstage at HAMILTON with Leslie Odom, Jr. and TODAY'S Willie Geist
by Stage Tube - April 17, 2016

HAMILTON star Leslie Odom, Jr. took TODAY's Willie Geist around backstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The two discussed Odom Jr.'s 17-year-long Broadway career, what it's like being in HAMILTON, and more. Watch the video here! (more...)

2) BWW TV: What's On at Barrington Stage Company This Summer? Will Swenson, Scarlett Strallen & More Preview the Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 17, 2016

Some of the casts just previewed the season at Feinsetin's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from inside the special event below! (more...)

3) BWW TV Exclusive: Arielle Jacobs, Lisa Howard, Alexander Gemignani & More Sing the Songs of Jill Abramovitz!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 17, 2016

Broadway's Future Songbook Series -- presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul -- just presented the songs of award-winning lyricist Jill Abramovitz. Produced and hosted by John Znidarsic, the concert featured performances by: Arielle Jacobs (Wicked), Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You), Alex Gemignani (Sunday in the Park With George), Jessica Vosk (Fiddler on the Roof), Kate Wetherhead (Clever Little Lies), Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde), Dana Steingold, F. Michael Haynie (Dogfight), Michael Winther (33 Variations). (more...)

4) PHOTO: Something Wonderful! Llana, Watanabe, Lee, and Kim Join Together at THE KING AND I
by Louisa Brady - April 17, 2016

Jose Llana, who took over as The King for Ken Watanabe last summer in the Tony Award winning production of THE KING AND I, took to Instagram to commemorate a special moment - all four kings (Ken Watanabe, Hoon Lee, Daniel Dae Kim, and himself) together! (more...)

5) BWW Flashback: Tony-Winning Revival of THE KING AND I Celebrates First Year on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - April 17, 2016

This Sunday, April 17 marks the first year anniversary for Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

6) Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 18-24, Featuring Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana, and More!
by Louisa Brady - April 17, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Bright Star Sings Jeff Blumenkrantz; The Legend of New York By Salzman & Cunningham Featuring Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes; Donna McKechnie: A Visit with Kander & Ebb; 54 Celebrates The Colonial Theatre; and The Girls in White: Songs from the Show. (more...)

7) PROMISES, PROMISES's Matthew Steffens Will Star in R.Evolución Latina's BOUNTIFUL: A TEACHER'S JOURNEY
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2016

Matthew Steffens is one of the nine uniquely brilliant choreographers of BOUNTIFUL: A Teacher's Journey, R.Evolucion Latina's 2016 Choreographers Festival. He has served as the associate choreographer for the Broadway production of Doctor Zhivago and of the Off-Broadway immersive hit Queen of the Night. Matthew has performed on Broadway in Promises, Promises and Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown and now he is starring in R.Evolucion Latina's (RL) new production.  (more...)

by Stage Tube - April 17, 2016

Today in 2008, A Catered Affair opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it ran for 116 performances. A Catered Affair is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by John Bucchino. It is based on both the 1956 film The Catered Affair written by Gore Vidal and the original 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, set in 1953 in the Bronx. John Doyle directed the production, which starred Fierstein, Faith Prince and Tom Wopat. (more...)

9) HAMILTON Star Andrew Chappelle to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal on 5/22
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2016

Broadway Star of HAMILTON, Andrew Chappelle (HAMILTON, MAMMA MIA!, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) will hold an exclusive masterclass for local performers. Andrew will teach lucky participants a song and dance combo from HAMILTON as well as sharing tricks of the trade for auditioning for musical theatre productions. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited. The class is also open to auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a lively Q & A with Andrew where he will share his experiences in this historic, revolutionary and inspiring new American musical phenomenon! The smash hit musical, HAMILTON is currently running on Broadway and recently won a Grammy Award to Best Musical Theatre Album. (more...)

10) BWW's On This Day - April 17, 2016
by - April 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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