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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/30-5/1/2016

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, May 1, 2016 - Sunday, May 1, 2016. Catch up below!

1) BWW TV Exclusive: Who Will Come Out on Top This Tonys Season? The Turning The Tables 'Nominating Committee' Rules!
by Turning the Tables - May 01, 2016

On a very special episode of Turning The Tables, we explore the hard decisions and rigorous discussions had by the mysterious Tony Nominating Committee, leading up to the Tony nominations. Broadway's own Jordan Roth serves as the moderator in this panel of experts chosen to represent Broadway and nominate who they believe should be in the running for the coveted Tony Awards.* (more...)

2) Immersive Seating Plans Revealed for Broadway Transfer of THE GREAT COMET
by Louisa Brady - May 01, 2016

The upcoming Broadway transfer of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 has released seating plans for the show on their website, including orchestra, mezzanine, and onstage seating. Check out the photos here! (more...)

3) Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Opens at Second Stage Theatre- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - May 01, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

4) Review Roundup: St. Ann's Warehouse's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, with Gillian Anderson & Ben Foster
by Review Roundups - May 01, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

5) Backstage with Richard Ridge: Hell Yes! Danielle Brooks Opens Up About Her Life-Changing Role in THE COLOR PURPLE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 01, 2016

She's one of Broadway's sassiest new stars and she's making a splash this season as 'Sofia' in the critically acclaimed revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Danielle Brooks just told us all about her journey to TV and and Broadway in  SAG-AFTRA Foundation and's Conversations Q&A series, celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as she explains to Richard Ridge how this role has changed her life- in more ways than one! (more...)

6) Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2016

The Off-Broadway League tonight presents the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway at NYU Skirball Center. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the full list of winners below. Stay tuned to find out who will win big! (more...)

7) BWW TV Exclsuive: Watch Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Sing THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 01, 2016

The Legend of New York, with music by Joshua Salzman and book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, is a Sodom and Gomorrah story set during the 1977 New York City blackout. An angel appears to a NYC cop and sends him on a quest to find three souls worth saving by sunrise or else the city will be destroyed. This funk-infused new musical celebrates '70s New York in all its grungy glory-taking you from Central Park to Times Square to CBGBs to, of course, the legendary Studio 54. (more...)

8) Patti LuPone Teases Broadway Return and Chances of a Second Memoir in TV Insider Interview
by Louisa Brady - May 01, 2016

In a recent interview with TV Insider, Broadway legend Patti LuPone discussed everything from her upcoming regular role on Showtime's Penny Dreadful to the way she wants to end her career. (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: Two Hodels! Samantha Massell and Monica Swayne Interview Each Other on FIDDLER and More!
by Stage Tube - May 01, 2016

Samantha Massell and Monica Swayne are currently both playing the role of Hodel in two different productions of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Swayne in Sydney, Australia and Massell on Broadway! The two actresses decided to interview each other, asking questions about Fiddler and more. Check out the video below! (more...)

10) Jack Black Visits Cast Members Backstage at SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Louisa Brady - May 01, 2016

SCHOOL OF ROCK cast members Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess took to Instagram today to celebrate their latest backstage visitor: the original Dewey Finn, Jack Black himself! Check out their posts below! (more...)

11) Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 01, 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: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; Ann Hampton Callaway Presents 'But Beautiful'; The Skivvies; David Yazbek at 54 Below; and Kara Lindsay: Bursting Your Bubble. (more...)

12) STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/1/16- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Stage Tube - May 01, 2016

Today in 2002, The Drowsy Chaperone opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 674 performances. The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, antisocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. The show won the Tony Award for Best Book and Best Score. The show has had major productions in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Japan, as well as two North American tours. (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: Bono Joins ECLIPSED Cast Onstage to Honor Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls
by Stage Tube - May 01, 2016

Yesterday, April 30th, 2016, Bono joined the cast of ECLIPSED onstage after the matinee performance to begin a new tradition at the show. From here on out, each performance will be dedicated to two of the 219 schoolgirls who were abducted in Nigeria two years ago. Watch the coverage of their moving tribute here. (more...)

14) VIDEO: BLUE MAN GROUP World Tour Meets the Press in Manila
by Erickson Dela Cruz - May 01, 2016

World-renowned performance company BLUE MAN GROUP's 25th-anniversary celebrations are on the roll! Besides its open-ended engagements in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, and at the Universal Orlando Resort, BLUE MAN GROUP has also just launched its newest studio album, titled “Three”; has been raising at least $25,000 for Autism Speaks via its special sensory-friendly shows, and is set to launch a new book about the unknown world of the Blue Man by the end of the year. (more...)

15) Nominations Now Open for the 2016 ICWP 50/50 Applause Award!
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2016

In celebration of women playwrights worldwide, the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is accepting nominations for the 50/50 Applause Award for the 2015/16 theatrical season (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) at The nomination window closes May 20, 2016. (more...)

16) Photo Flash: Inside Look at NC Theatre's WIT Starring Kate Goehring and Daisy Eagan
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2016

Under the Artistic Direction of Casey Hushion, NC Theatre's production of WIT is directed by Kate Galvin, stars Kate Goehring and features Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan (Susie Monahan, R.N., B.S.N.). The thought-provoking story will run in the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh through May 8, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a look at the production, check out photos below! (more...)

17) BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 01, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

18) Upcoming CD Releases for May 2016
by - May 01, 2016

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for May, 2016. (more...)

19) Photo Flash: Broadway's Susan Egan Poses with Tinkerbelle the Dog Aboard the Disney Magic
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2016

Broadway's original Belle, Susan Egan while performing her award winning one woman cabaret aboard the Disney Magic found herself torn between two 'beasts'; her prince or superstar Broadway pup Tinkerbelle the Dog ( (more...)

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