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King Lear officially opened on Broadway last night and we've got all of the reviews! Read them below!

We've got your first look at Oklahoma! on Broadway! Check out the all new photos of the cast in action!

Additional casting has been announced for Roundabout's benefit performance of Twentieth Century! Henry Winkler, Julie Halston, Paul Alexander Nolan, and more have joined the company.

We brought you an exclusive first listen to 'White Male World' from The Jonathan Larson project! Ghostlight Records has released the album for digital download and streaming today, Friday, April 5.

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Wake Up With BWW 4/5: KING LEAR Reviews, First Look at OKLAHOMA! on Broadway, and More!
1) Wake Up With BWW 4/5: KING LEAR Reviews, First Look at OKLAHOMA! on Broadway, and More! Photo Flash: First Look at OKLAHOMA! on Broadway!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is officially in previews at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre with an official opening on April 7, 2019. It will play a limited engagement through Sunday, September 1, 2019.. (more...)


2) Wake Up With BWW 4/5: KING LEAR Reviews, First Look at OKLAHOMA! on Broadway, and More! George Salazar, Krysta Rodriguez, and More Will Join Joe Iconis at Feinstein's/54 Below

Musical theater writer and rabble rouser Joe Iconis brings his unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree back to Feinstein's/54 Below.. (more...)


3) Wake Up With BWW 4/5: KING LEAR Reviews, First Look at OKLAHOMA! on Broadway, and More! Breaking: Henry Winkler, Julie Halston, Paul Alexander Nolan & More Join TWENTIETH CENTURY

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced that Dan Butler as 'Owen O'Malley,' Stephen DeRosa as 'First Beard,' Julie Halston as 'Ida Webb,' Paul Alexander Nolan as 'Dr. Grover Lockwood,' and Henry Winkler as 'Matthew Clark' have joined the one-night-only benefit reading of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's comedy Twentieth Century, in a new adaptation by Ken Ludwig, directed by Walter Bobbie. They join the previously announced Emmy, Golden Globe & SAG Award winner and Oscar & Tony Award nominee Alec Baldwin as 'Oscar Jaffe' and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Anne Heche as 'Lily Garland.'. (more...)


4) Wake Up With BWW 4/5: KING LEAR Reviews, First Look at OKLAHOMA! on Broadway, and More!BWW TV: Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan Are Opening Up About WAITRESS!
by TV - Press Previews

The pie shop is filled with new faces this spring as Shoshana Bean and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan take over the roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter in Waitress on Broadway.. (more...)


5) Wake Up With BWW 4/5: KING LEAR Reviews, First Look at OKLAHOMA! on Broadway, and More! Meet the Cast of ALL MY SONS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach

Arthur Miller's All My Sons begins preview performances tonight, April 4, 2019, and opens officially on Monday, April 22, 2019.. (more...)


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BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'White Male World' from THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT Album!

Ghostlight Records has announced that The Jonathan Larson Project is available for digital download and streaming today, Friday, April 5. The album features the music of the late Jonathan Larson, the generation-defining writer of Rent and tick, tick... BOOM!, the former an iconic Broadway landmark and the latter a beloved musical gem. The Jonathan Larson Project is an evening of Jonathan's unheard work featuring songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia; songs that were cut from Rent and tick, tick... BOOM!; songs written for both theatrical revues and for the radio; songs about politics, love and New York City; including many never before publicly performed or recorded. To order or stream the album, or to pre-order the CD, please visit ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/jonathanlarsonproject.

We're excited to bring you an exclusive first listen from the album. Check out "White Male World," performed by Lauren Marcus and Krysta Rodriguez.


What we're geeking out over: An Extended Look At FOSSE/VERDON Starring Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell

Michelle Williams is Gwen Verdon in the new sneak peak trailer for FX's "Fosse/Verdon," which premieres April 9. See Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Thomas Kail and more giving the behind the scenes scoop on the hotly anticipated new series!


What we're reading: Read All of the Reviews For KING LEAR Starring Glenda Jackson

Wake Up With BWW 4/5: KING LEAR Reviews, First Look at OKLAHOMA! on Broadway, and More!

This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson and directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, opened last night at the Cort Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7, 2019.


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