Wake Up With BWW 12/3: The Clintons Visit OKLAHOMA!, and More!
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At a recent talkback for Slave Play, an audience member had an outburst, yelling that the show is "racist against white people." She then later returned to the theater to demand a refund. Watch the video below!
Beetlejuice broke the Winter Garden Box Office Record for an 8 performance week with a gross of $1,589,838.90, the week ending December 1, 2019. The previous record was held by SCHOOL OF ROCK with a gross of $1,506,236.20, for the week ending December 27, 2015.
The Clintons visited Oklahoma! on Broadway! Braving the weather, Bill and Hillary Clinton ended their holiday visit with a Broadway matinee at the Tony Award-winning musical revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at the Circle in the Square.
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During a recent talkback following a performance of Slave Play on November 29, a disruptive audience member confront playwright Jeremy O. Harris, calling the play 'racist against white people.' (more...)
We are excited to announce the winners for the 2019 Broadway UK Awards! As voted for by the public, the awards celebrate the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. Thank you to everyone who voted, and huge congratulations to our fantastic winners!. (more...)
BEETLEJUICE, presented by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman) and Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick), announced Beetlejuice broke the Winter Garden Box Office Record for an 8 performance week with a gross of $1,589,838.90, the week ending December 1, 2019. The previous record was held by SCHOOL OF ROCK with a gross of $1,506,236.20, for the week ending December 27, 2015.. (more...)
BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the newest episode of our first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-winning lyricist and director Scott Wittman about Frank Sinatra's 1966 live album, "Sinatra at the Sands." They also discuss Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, Sammy Davis Jr, Edie Beale, Christine Ebersole, Count Basie, Barbara Cook, Dusty Springfield, Ute Lemper, and Bridget Everett. Scott talks about playing "cocktail lounge" growing up, and how his love for live albums influenced his career in theater and cabaret. Scott has worked on a number of successful Broadway shows such as "Hairspray," "Catch Me If You Can," and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," as well as the TV show "Smash" and the movie "Mary Poppins Returns."
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What we're geeking out over: The Clintons Head West At OKLAHOMA! On Broadway
Former first couple, Hillary and Bill Clinton, attended a box social yesterday. Braving the weather, Bill and Hillary Clinton ended their holiday visit with a Broadway matinee at the Tony Award-winning musical revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at the Circle in the Square.
What we're watching: Watch the Cast of Broadway-Bound WEST SIDE STORY in Rehearsals!
The highly-anticipated revival of WEST SIDE STORY featuring original choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker begins previews December 10. Opens on Broadway February 6, 2020. Get tickets at the link in bio. #WestSideStoryBroadway
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Something great is coming! Rehearsals are currently underway for this season's Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story, directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove. The new production is directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; and for the first time ever in the United States, will feature all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. West Side Story will begin previews on December 10, 2019 and open February 6th, 2020 at the Broadway Theatre.
While we await the start of previews, check out a new ad, featuring the cast in rehearsals!
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!