Wake Up With BWW 3/8: AVENUE Q Extends, and More!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Grab your coffee, kick back, and read the latest news to close out your week!
Avenue Q may be only for now...but looks like it'll be sticking around a little longer! The off-Broadway hit has announced that it will extend four weeks at New World Stages, due to popular demand!
Barbra Streisand is set to headline a huge show at Hyde Park this summer. She will headline a show for the British Summer Time series. Additional performers to be announced.
We got the first look at Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase, Corbin Bleu, and the cast of Kiss Me, Kate in action! Check out all of the photos!
Also, a huge congratulations to the Come From Away tour for recouping in just 19 weeks!
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Barbra Streisand is proving once again that she's still got it! The legendary performer has been announced as the next headliner for British Summer Time series in Hyde Park, according to NME.. (more...)
The North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY has recouped its investment in 19 weeks! The North American Tour launched in October 2018 at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, is currently playing at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is booking into its 3rd year.. (more...)
Avenue Q is extending its previously announced closing date 4 weeks, due to popular demand, with a new end date set for May 26 at New World Stages! In December it was revealed that the 15+ year run of the musical would end on April 28.. (more...)
Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara. Get a first look at photos of Kelli along with co-stars Will Chase, Corbin Bleu, and more below!. (more...)
5) BWW Review: THE MERRY WIDOW, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan
A comic operetta is a difficult thing to pull off, but the ENO has good form with the genre, having had great success with an irreverent version of Iolanthe last year. This year, they turn their attention to a new version of The Merry Widow for the first time in over a decade.. (more...)
Today's Call Sheet:
Ripley will play the role of The Witch. She stars alongside American Idol's Constantine Maroulis as Prince Charming/The Wolf, Melissa Errico as The Baker's Wife, Ayla Schwartz (Disney's Frozen The Broadway Musical) as Little Red Riding Hood, and Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera) as Cinderella, along with longtime Sesame Street actor Alan Muraoka (Broadway's Aladdin, The King and I, Miss Saigon) as Narrator/The Mysterious Man), Darren Ritchie (Broadway's Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more) as Rapunzel's Prince, Jim Stanek as The Baker, and Tyler Jones (Book of Mormon tour) as Jack.
There will be three performances, March 8 at 8 p.m. and March 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ticket prices range between $39 - $69, plus applicable fees, and are available online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit PatchogueTheatre.org, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.
What we're geeking out over: DEAR EVAN HANSEN is Found in Toronto! Inside the Show's First Performance
Dear Evan Hansen has been found in Toronto! Go inside the show's first performance, which they named 'Blue Hat Day,' in the video above!
Produced in Toronto by Stacey Mindich and David Mirvish, the first international production of the multi-Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen begins performances in just one week - Tuesday March 5, 2019. Media night is Thursday March 28, 2019. Tickets are on sale through June 30, 2019. For ticketing information, please go to www.mirvish.com.
Broadway visionaries meet ballet royalty at The 5th Avenue Theatre this spring in Marie: A New Musical. Tony Award-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty(Ragtime, Once On This Island), five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact), and acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck invite you backstage into 19th-century Paris, where glittering opulence hobnobbed with underworld dangers. Marie was formerly titled Little Dancer in a previous production that played at The Kennedy Center in 2015.
The Tony-nominated musical Waitress by Sara Bareilles opened tonight at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End. Check out Bareilles and the creative team in the videos!
The West End production of Waitress stars Katharine McPhee (Smash) as Jenna, Emmy-nominee Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) as Ogie, Marisha Wallace as Becky, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Peter Hannah as Earl, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe.
See you bright and early Monday, BroadwayWorld!