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VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of THE BOYS IN THE BAND VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Stage Tube on January 22, 2018

Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play, The Boys in the Band, centers on a group of gay men who gather in a NYC apartment for a friend's birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault-lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. A true theatrical game-changer, The Boys in the Band helped spark a revolution by putting gay men's lives onstage -- unapologetically and without judgement - in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them. (more...)
Stage Adaptation of Bette Midler Film THE ROSE Aiming for Broadway Stage Adaptation of Bette Midler Film THE ROSE Aiming for Broadway
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

According to Variety, a stage-musical adaptation of the Bette Midler film The Rose is aiming for Broadway. (more...)
Ann Harada, Lou Liberatore & More to Appear in a Private Industry Reading of THE SEARCH FOR ECSTASY Ann Harada, Lou Liberatore & More to Appear in a Private Industry Reading of THE SEARCH FOR ECSTASY
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

A private industry reading of the new play, The Search for Ecstasy will take place on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 1 PM in NYC. A new comedy by Douglas Braverman, The Search for Ecstasy will be directed by Francesco Campari. (more...)
Valisia Lekae, McKinley Belcher III & More Will Lead LITTLE ROCK Industry Reading Valisia Lekae, McKinley Belcher III & More Will Lead LITTLE ROCK Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC just announced that two private industry readings of Little Rock: An American Play With Music, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, will be presented in New York City on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (more...)
Broadway Sessions Returns for the New Year with Cast Members from SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! Broadway Sessions Returns for the New Year with Cast Members from SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

This Thursday night, January 25th, Broadway Sessions returns with the cast of Spongebob Squarepants and more! (more...)
MARCY & ZINA & FRIENDS: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF COLLABORATION at 54 Below this February MARCY & ZINA & FRIENDS: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF COLLABORATION at 54 Below this February
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Award-winning songwriters Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich as they celebrate their 25th year of romantic comedy writing with a one-night only, all-original show. (more...)
It's Amazing What Baking Can Do! WAITRESS Sets New House Record at the Brooks Atkinson It's Amazing What Baking Can Do! WAITRESS Sets New House Record at the Brooks Atkinson
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Sara Bareilles returned to her smash hit musical Waitress this week, joining popular singer Jason Mraz and triggering a sugar high at the box office. (more...)
Michael Riedel, Richard Kind, Karen Ziemba and More Join 54 SINGS CURTAINS Michael Riedel, Richard Kind, Karen Ziemba and More Join 54 SINGS CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Richard Kind (TV's Mad About You, Curb Your Enthusiasm), Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Prince of Broadway, Contact), John Epperson (Lypsinka), and Erin Davie (SideShow, Grey Gardens) have joined the cast of 54 Sings Curtains at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  1/22 INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/22
by BWW Special on January 22, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 1/21/2018. (more...)
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/21/18 Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/21/18
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/21/2018. (more...)
VIDEO: Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons & More Pose for Broadway Return in THE BOYS IN THE BAND VIDEO: Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons & More Pose for Broadway Return in THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Stage Tube on January 22, 2018

The Boys In The Band will star Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells, along with Charlie Carver, Robin De Jes s, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington and Tuc Watkins. Watch below as the cast chats about preparing to bring the landmark play to Broadway. (more...)
OTHELLO, TWELFTH NIGHT Announced for Shakespeare in the Park 2018 Season OTHELLO, TWELFTH NIGHT Announced for Shakespeare in the Park 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the line-up today for the 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 56-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)
FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of PRETTY WOMAN! FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of PRETTY WOMAN!
by Walter McBride on January 22, 2018

Before heading to Chicago, the cast met the press this morning. Check out a photo preview from the big day below! (more...)
Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Accused of Sexual Misconduct Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Accused of Sexual Misconduct
by Alexa Criscitiello on January 22, 2018

The New York Times is reporting that Gordon Edelstein, artistic director of the Long Wharf Theater, has been placed on administrative leave after several former employees and collaborators of the company have come forward with claims of sexual misconduct. (more...)
VIDEO: Elphabas Jessica Vosk and Julia Murney Unite for a WICKED Duet VIDEO: Elphabas Jessica Vosk and Julia Murney Unite for a WICKED Duet
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Jessica Vosk is gearing up for her upcoming (Feb 1-3) 54 Below show which will feature an exciting surprise guest every night! Though she can't make it to the show, friend and former Elphaba Julia Murney recently stopped by a rehearsal for a spontaneous duet. (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Taye Diggs Performs 'Candyman' on Next LIP SYNC BATTLE VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Taye Diggs Performs 'Candyman' on Next LIP SYNC BATTLE
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Below, check out a preview clip of Taye Diggs's performance of Candyman on Spike's LIP SYNC BATTLE. The highly anticipated Taye Diggs vs. Erika Jayne Christina Aguilera themed lip sync battle debuts Thursday, January 25 at 10:00pm ET/PT. (more...)
Will Katharine McPhee Make Broadway Debut This Spring? Will Katharine McPhee Make Broadway Debut This Spring?
by Rialto Chatter on January 22, 2018

Karen Cartwright may have already made it to Broadway, but Katharine McPhee has plans to make her debut in 2018. McPhee recently revealed on Instagram that she'll appear in a Broadway show in just matter of weeks. (more...)
Catch Manhattan Theatre Club's THE CHILDREN in its Final Two Weeks on Broadway! Catch Manhattan Theatre Club's THE CHILDREN in its Final Two Weeks on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children begins the final two weeks of its run at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production will play its final performance Sunday, February 4. (more...)
Calling All Plastics! MEAN GIRLS Box Office Opens Today! Calling All Plastics! MEAN GIRLS Box Office Opens Today!
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

So fetch! The box office opens today for Mean Girls, the new musical produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film. Preview performances begin Monday, March 12 and opening night is Sunday, April 8 at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street, NYC). (more...)
Kerry Butler, Stephanie D'Abruzzo and More Lead Staged Industry Reading Of SEEING RED Kerry Butler, Stephanie D'Abruzzo and More Lead Staged Industry Reading Of SEEING RED
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Tony Award nominees Kerry Butler (Disaster!, Xanadu, the upcoming Mean Girls), Charl Brown (Motown), John Ellison Conlee (The Full Monty, Murder Ballad), and Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, I Love You Because) will head a special reading presentation of the new musical Seeing Red, by Emmy Award winner Joey Mazzarino and award-winning composer Aron Accurso on Thursday, January 25 in New York City at 11am and 3pm. Seeing Red takes a look at immigration through a fairy tale lens. In fact, it's about all the things that divide us as humans Religion, borders, race. It's the story of Little Red Riding Hood, now a grown woman who still spends her days delivering baskets full of goodies through her company Red Ex. She wishes she could change her fate but in Everafteropolis, once your story is written, it's written. When Red meets the Man From Nantucket, her life is suddenly turned upside down. He convinces her to smuggle Limerick characters (nameless people from faraway places) over Humpty Dumpty's wall and into her Fairy Tale Utopia. But human trafficking ain't easy and she's going to have to face off against the Big Bad Wolf, the citizens of Everafteropolis and the Great God Grimm himself to save the day. Seeing Red takes all of the tropes of children's theater and spins them on their head to tell a very grown-up story. It's got romance! It's got murder! It's got hand-puppets! Butler, Brown, Conlee, and D'Abruzzo will be joined by Jennifer Barnhart (Sesame Street, Avenue Q), Haven Burton (Violet, Kinky Boots, Shrek), Tyler Bunch (The Muppets, Julie's Greenroom, Bear in the Big Blue House), Paul Castree (Disaster!, 9 to 5, Young Frankenstein), Katie McCreary, Deont L. Warren (Aladdin), and Jacob ben Widmar (The Book of Mormon, White Christmas). Paul Staroba (War Paint, Gentleman's Guide ) serves as Musical Director along with C. Renee Alexander as the Stage Manager and Dailey-Monda Management as the General Manager. JOEY MAZZARINO is currently writing on the new Showtime project Kidding which stars Jim Carrey. Mazzarino has over 20 Emmy Awards in multiple categories for his work on Sesame Street (Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Original Song - Power of Yet). He directed all 13 episodes of Julie Andrews Netflix series Julie's Greenroom where he also served as a writer and producer. ARON ACCURSO Composer: The Dogs of Pripyat (Jerry Bock Award, NAMT, Goodspeed Festival, Weston New Musical Award), Co-composer/Co-book for We Have Apples (featured in the Washington Post, received a showcase produced by Theatre Now NY), Composer/Co-lyrics Strega Nona (National Tour). Training: BMI Workshop (Harrington Award), Dramatist Guild Fellow, St. Olaf College. Music Director/Incidental Music for Up Here by Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (La Jolla), and Calvin Berger (George Street). Broadway: Aladdin, Sister Act, Nice Work , The Little Mermaid, Billy Elliot. (more...)
See the Magical Off-Broadway Play PUFFS for as Low as $27 See the Magical Off-Broadway Play PUFFS for as Low as $27
by Contests - Broadway on January 22, 2018

'Hufflepuffs' finally get their moment in HILARIOUS Potter play, 'PUFFS'!!' declares Mashable. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. (more...)
INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - January 22nd - The Band's Visit and Latin History Top Growth! INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - January 22nd - The Band's Visit and Latin History Top Growth!
by Alan Henry on January 22, 2018

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Once On this Island (3.01%), The Band's Visit (2.59%), Spongebob (2.52%), Hello, Dolly! (2.48%) and School of Rock (1.81%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Latin History for Morons (3.57%), Farinelli and the King (3.48%), Parisian Woman (1.45%), Meteor Shower (1.05%) and Play That Goes Wrong(0.51%). (more...)
Broadway Kids Jam Releases Cover of 'This Is Me' From THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Broadway Kids Jam Releases Cover of 'This Is Me' From THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Broadway Kids Jam released their new cover video, 'This Is Me', from the blockbuster movie, The Greatest Showman. The song features Carly Gendell (School of Rock the Musical, Annie), Joshua Turchin (The Pill, TrevorLIVE LA, A Christmas Story the Musical), Mckayla Twiggs (Anastasia, Once the Musical, Les Miserables), Paul Luke Bonenfant (School of Rock the Musical, Dynasty), Molly Richardson (Matilda the Musical National Tour), with Justin Ramos (Rehearsal Pianist For On Your Feet!, Motown the Musical Tour) as Musical Director. 'This Is Me' was written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and originally performed by Keala Settle and the company of The Greatest Showman. See the Broadway Kids Jam video below: (more...)
Photos: HAMILTON Set Designer Reveals Secrets From the Show's Off-Broadway Run Photos: HAMILTON Set Designer Reveals Secrets From the Show's Off-Broadway Run
by Stephanie Wild on January 22, 2018

David Korins, the award-winning production designer behind shows like Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen and Grease! Live, shared some never-before-seen clips and photos on Instagram from Hamilton during its off-Broadway run at the Public Theatre. (more...)
Theater Talk: Mark Rylance & Claire van Kampen Explain FARINELLI AND THE KING Theater Talk: Mark Rylance & Claire van Kampen Explain FARINELLI AND THE KING
by Theater Talk on January 22, 2018

Actor Mark Rylance (Academy Award and 2-time Tony Award winner) and playwright Claire van Kampen discuss her new play in which he stars, Farinelli and the King, with co-hosts playwright Warren Leight and Susan Haskins. Also, co-host Michael Musto goes backstage at The Oscar Hammerstein Awards for a conversation with this year's honorees, the legendary songwriting team of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks; I Do, I Do; 110 in The Shade). (more...)
Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Lesli Margherita! Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Lesli Margherita!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine on January 22, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)
VIDEO: Stage Legend Rita Moreno Greeted with Standing Ovation at SAG AWARDS VIDEO: Stage Legend Rita Moreno Greeted with Standing Ovation at SAG AWARDS
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

At last night's SAG AWARDS, EGOT recipient Rita Moreno presented Morgan Freeman with the 2018 Life Achievement Award. Freeman had presented the same honor to Moreno five years earlier. (more...)
VIDEO: SAG Award Winner Frances McDormand Praises Writer Martin McDonagh VIDEO: SAG Award Winner Frances McDormand Praises Writer Martin McDonagh
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Frances McDormand received the SAG Award the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her performance as MILDRED HAYES in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. During her acceptance speech, the actress praised screenwriter and Tony nominee Martin McDonagh for his work (more...)
VIDEO: SAG Award Winner Allison Janney Thanks 'Fearless' I, TONYA Co-Star VIDEO: SAG Award Winner Allison Janney Thanks 'Fearless' I, TONYA Co-Star
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Allison Janney received the SAG Award last night for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her performance as Lavona Golden in I, TONYA. 'I'd like to thank my co-star Margot Robbie who is so fearless and brave and is such a rock star,' shared the actress during her acceptance speech. (more...)
VIDEO: Host Kristen Bell Tackles #MeToo & More in SAG AWARD Opening VIDEO: Host Kristen Bell Tackles #MeToo & More in SAG AWARD Opening
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Kristen Bell became the first-ever host of the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS last night, and took on some tough issues in her opening monologue for the show. (more...)
DVR Alert: Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Perform on NBC's TODAY DVR Alert: Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Perform on NBC's TODAY
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

BWW has learned that Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will perform on NBC's TODAY on Friday, January 26th during the 10 -11 am hour. (more...)
Tony Winner Frances McDormand Wins SAG Award for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role Tony Winner Frances McDormand Wins SAG Award for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018

Tony winner Frances McDormand won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her performance in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. (more...)
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes the Legendary Director/Choreographer Kathleen Marshall Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes the Legendary Director/Choreographer Kathleen Marshall
by Behind the Curtain on January 22, 2018

Brush Up Your Marshall because we have three-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Kathleen Marshall, to discuss all things theatre, dance, and musical theatre history! From an actress in the chorus of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera to associate choreographer, from reality TV show judge to Artistic Director, Kathleen has held every job imaginable and is still raring to do more! Her Broadway credits include KISS ME KATE, WONDERFUL TOWN, GREASE, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, and so many more! (more...)
VIDEOS: Lesli Margherita, Nick Adams, and More Strip Down With The Skivvies at Feinstein's/54 Below VIDEOS: Lesli Margherita, Nick Adams, and More Strip Down With The Skivvies at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephanie Wild on January 21, 2018

The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, award-winning NYC actor/musicians doing stripped down versions of eclectic covers and comedic, genre-hopping mashups. Not only are the arrangements stripped down - cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica - but the Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform. Back by popular demand, the duo appeared at Feinstein's/54 Below for two shows on January 14th and 20th. (more...)
BWW Morning Brief January 22th, 2018: THE HOMECOMING QUEEN and PARTY FACE Open Tonight, and More! BWW Morning Brief January 22th, 2018: THE HOMECOMING QUEEN and PARTY FACE Open Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild on January 22, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Homecoming Queen opens tonight off-Broadway, Party Face opens at City Center, and more! (more...)
After Sell Out Run, MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Return to Sydney in 2019 After Sell Out Run, MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Return to Sydney in 2019
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2018

With the sold-out season at Roslyn Packer Theatre set to close this Saturday Carmen Pavlovic, Global Creatures CEO has announced that Muriel's Wedding The Musical will return in July, 2019 at the Sydney Lyric. (more...)
BWW Flashback: Jennifer Simard at the 2013 Off-Broadway Opening of DISASTER! BWW Flashback: Jennifer Simard at the 2013 Off-Broadway Opening of DISASTER!
by Walter McBride on January 21, 2018

Jennifer Simard is currently playing Ernestina in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway. Today we flashback on her time in Disaster! with this photo from opening night of the show's off-Broadway run in 2013. Check it out below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites in Times Square for Big Hug Day Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites in Times Square for Big Hug Day
by Walter McBride on January 21, 2018

Today, January 21, is Big Hug Day and Broadway casts, crews and fans alike united for a big hug in Times Square. The group hug took place at noon at the Red Steps / Father Duffy Statue in Times Square. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 21 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 21
by Audition Roundup on January 21, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 21, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Everybody Say Yeah! KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 2,000 Performances on Broadway Everybody Say Yeah! KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 2,000 Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2018

The Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots celebrated 2,000 performances on Broadway at Saturday's matinee performance, January 20, 2018. Led by Scissor Sisters front-man Jake Shears as Charlie Price and J. Harrison Ghee as Lola, the matinee audience took part in a full-theater photograph to commemorate the show's milestone performance. (more...)