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Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On Idina Menzel in SKINTIGHT Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On Idina Menzel in SKINTIGHT
by Review Roundups on June 21, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of SKINTIGHT, by Roundabout Underground alumnus Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other), with direction by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews). The cast includes Will Brittain as 'Trey,' Stephen Carrasco as 'Jeff,' Eli Gelb as 'Benjamin Cullen,' Cynthia Mace as 'Orsolya,' Idina Menzel as 'Jodi Isaac' and Jack Wetherall as 'Elliot Isaac.'  (more...)
Broadway's WAITRESS Celebrates The Season With 'Summer Sweets' Broadway's WAITRESS Celebrates The Season With 'Summer Sweets'
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Broadway's hit musical Waitress kicks off their six week Summer Sweets today, June 21, which goes until August 2. (more...)
Photo Flash: Mamie Gummer and Joe Tippett Star in OUR VERY OWN CARLIN MCCULLOUGH at Geffen Playhouse Photo Flash: Mamie Gummer and Joe Tippett Star in OUR VERY OWN CARLIN MCCULLOUGH at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

The Geffen Playhouse presents world premiere production of Amanda Peet's Our Very Own Carlin McCullough. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)
PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL to Get Public UK Workshop at the Other Palace PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL to Get Public UK Workshop at the Other Palace
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Prom Queen: The Musical, the story of a landmark win for gay rights, will receive a public UK workshop this fall at Andrew Lloyd Webber's Other Palace Theatre. (more...)
Photo Flash: ALADDIN on Broadway Makes Way for Some Exciting Celebrity Visitors! Photo Flash: ALADDIN on Broadway Makes Way for Some Exciting Celebrity Visitors!
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Aladdin on Broadway made way for some star visitors this week as Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, and Alex Newell of Broadway's Once on This Island and television star Ty Burrell stopped in for a visit with the good people of Agrabah. Check out behind the scenes photos of the visit below! (more...)
Photo Flash: THE HUMANS Celebrates Opening Night at the Ahamanson Theatre Photo Flash: THE HUMANS Celebrates Opening Night at the Ahamanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell reprise their Tony Award®-winning performances in 'The Humans' for the last stop of the national tour at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre. Performances began this week in Los Angeles, check out the opening night arrivals below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Alan Cumming Returns to the Legendary Cafe Carlyle! Photo Flash: Alan Cumming Returns to the Legendary Cafe Carlyle!
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Acclaimed singer/actor Alan Cumming returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, Legal Immigrant, June 19-30. Alan Cumming has been described by Time Magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, by The New York Times as a 'bawdy, countercultural sprite' and by The New York Observer as a 'frolicky pansexual sex symbol for the new millennium.' But he thinks you shouldn't believe everything you read. (more...)
Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin Stops By CHURCH AND STATE at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin Stops By CHURCH AND STATE at Berkshire Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Kate Baldwin stopped by last night (Tuesday) to see her husband, Graham Rowan in the Berkshire Theatre Group's production of 'CHURCH & STATE.' Graham plays Senator Charles Whitmore in the production. Check out Kate's visit to the show below! (more...)
BWW TV: First Look at Idina Menzel in SKINTIGHT Off-Broadway- Opening Tonight! BWW TV: First Look at Idina Menzel in SKINTIGHT Off-Broadway- Opening Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV on June 21, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company present the world premiere production of SKINTIGHT, by Roundabout Underground alumnus Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other), with direction by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews). The cast includes Will Brittain as 'Trey,' Stephen Carrasco as 'Jeff,' Eli Gelb as 'Benjamin Cullen,' Cynthia Mace as 'Orsolya,' Idina Menzel as 'Jodi Isaac' and Jack Wetherall as 'Elliot Isaac.' (more...)
VIDEO: On This Day, June 21- Happy Birthday, Al Hirschfeld! VIDEO: On This Day, June 21- Happy Birthday, Al Hirschfeld!
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 21, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of a legendary figure in the world's of art and theatre, the 'Line King', the great Al Hirschfeld.  (more...)
Photo Flash: Hey Big Spender! Laura Bell Bundy Stars in SWEET CHARITY in Los Angeles Photo Flash: Hey Big Spender! Laura Bell Bundy Stars in SWEET CHARITY in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity. Get a look at the all-star cast below! (more...)
America Ferrera to Collaborate with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Kwan, & More for Anthology of Cultural Identity-Themed Essays America Ferrera to Collaborate with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Kwan, & More for Anthology of Cultural Identity-Themed Essays
by TV News Desk on June 21, 2018

According to The Hollywood Reporter, America Ferrera will edit an anthology of essays about cultural identity titled 'American Like Me,' set for a September 25 release date. (more...)
Ari'el Stachel, Heidi Blickenstaff, and More to Present at the Jimmy Awards Ari'el Stachel, Heidi Blickenstaff, and More to Present at the Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

The Jimmy Awards is pleased to announce the presenters for the 10th annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 25th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)
Win a Seat to the Final Run-Through for Broadway's GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Win a Seat to the Final Run-Through for Broadway's GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

The producers of Broadway's new musical comedy, Gettin' The Band Back Together, are breaking with tradition and giving 100 lucky members of the public the chance to win a seat in the audience for the show, while it's still in the rehearsal hall. It's about as much backstage access as you can get! (more...)
Photo Flash: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Krysta Rodriguez and More Attend BANDSTAND in Cinemas Photo Flash: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Krysta Rodriguez and More Attend BANDSTAND in Cinemas
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Bandstand will bring high-octane, heart-stopping, spectacular dancing to movie theaters nationwide this summer. The stars came out to attend a special premiere, check out the photos below! (more...)
VIDEO: WTF? Randy Rainbow Goes Legal(y Blonde) Analyzing the Latest from the Trump Administration VIDEO: WTF? Randy Rainbow Goes Legal(y Blonde) Analyzing the Latest from the Trump Administration
by Stage Tube on June 21, 2018

Another week, another collection of questions for whatever is going on in the nation's capital. Randy Rainbow is here to get to the bottom of things with his latest video set to the catchy Legally Blonde tune 'Oh My God You Guys'. (more...)
Review Roundup: Richard III Goes to High School in TEENAGE DICK Review Roundup: Richard III Goes to High School in TEENAGE DICK
by Review Roundups on June 21, 2018

Ma-Yi Theater Company, in association with The Public Theater, present the world premiere play by Mike Lew, now playing through Sunday, July 29, 2018. TEENAGE DICK, which follows Ma-Yi's phenomenal success with the critically acclaimed KPOP, winner of three 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards, is choreographed by Jennifer Weber (KPOP), directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God, Present Laughter), and stars Tiffany Villarin (House Rules) and Gregg Mozgala (Light Shining). It runs Off-Broadway at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette St). (more...)
Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: Robin de Jesus Celebrates Pride with Rainbow Meringues! Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: Robin de Jesus Celebrates Pride with Rainbow Meringues!
by BroadwayWorld TV on June 21, 2018

In this episode, just in time for NYC Pride, we bring you a star from THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Robin de Jesus! Check out the recipe for Katie's Rainbow Meringues below! (more...)
VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Pays Touching 'For Good' Tribute to Winnie Holzman VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Pays Touching 'For Good' Tribute to Winnie Holzman
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

For its 22nd consecutive year, the west coast Actors Fund celebrated the Tony Awards with their Annual Viewing Party. This year's gala honored Wicked's Winnie Holzman with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. Watch below as Wicked alum Shoshana Bean celebrates Holzman with a beautiful rendition of 'For Good'. (more...)
Exclusive: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui On Creating The Movement Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Exclusive: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui On Creating The Movement Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL
by Guest: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui on June 21, 2018

In this feature, originally printed in the program of American Repertory Theater's JAGGED LITTLE PILL, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui discusses his influences and creating the movement for the musical world of Alanis Morissette. (more...)
VIDEO: The New York Lottery Sings a Tune Advertising a la LA LA LAND VIDEO: The New York Lottery Sings a Tune Advertising a la LA LA LAND
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

The Broadway industry is more tight-knit than it is wide-spread, so a hint of shout out from the outside is always a welcome surprise. In their newest ad spot, The New York Lottery gives a nod to recent award-winning film LA LA LAND, as they feature a brightly dressed couple dancing around the city singing about love (and incompatibility). Give it a watch below! (more...)
Royal Ballet's Wayne McGregor Will Choreograph Tom Hooper's Big Screen Adaptation of CATS Royal Ballet's Wayne McGregor Will Choreograph Tom Hooper's Big Screen Adaptation of CATS
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

The stage is being set for the Jellicle Ball! According to The Stage,  the Royal Ballet's resident choreographer, Wayne McGregor, has signed on to choreograph Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of Cats. Filming is set to begin in London this November. Casting is now underway. (more...)
BroadwayRadio Welcomes Laura Osnes to Talk BANDSTAND, the Show's Marketing Challenges, Broadway Princess Party, More BroadwayRadio Welcomes Laura Osnes to Talk BANDSTAND, the Show's Marketing Challenges, Broadway Princess Party, More
by BroadwayRadio on June 21, 2018

On this special episode of BroadwayRadio, Tony-nominee Laura Osnes discusses the life that 'Bandstand' took to make it to the big screen via Fathom Events. She also talks of how the show has lived on post closing, the marketing issues that the show's content presented, and her efforts to bring the Broadway Princess Party to fans across the country. (more...)
Calling All Critics! Join the BroadwayWorld Team as an Off-Broadway Reviewer Calling All Critics! Join the BroadwayWorld Team as an Off-Broadway Reviewer
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Love theatre? Live in New York City? Want to share your opinions with the world? Now is you chance to join our team! (more...)
WAITRESS Tour Canceled In Louisville Due To Fire WAITRESS Tour Canceled In Louisville Due To Fire
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

The national tour of WAITRESS, which was scheduled to run June 26th to July 1st as PNC Broadway in Louisville has had their engagement canceled following a fire on the roof of the building and water damage. (more...)
VIDEO: BROADWAY BARES: GAME NIGHT Plays 'Battleship' VIDEO: BROADWAY BARES: GAME NIGHT Plays 'Battleship'
by Stage Tube on June 21, 2018

Broadway's hottest dancers and two explosively responsive audiences came together for a fierce and steamy evening of fun and sensational striptease at Broadway Bares: Game Night, this year's record-breaking edition of the annual spectacular. Watch a game of Battleship unfold below! (more...)
BWW Poll Results: Thank Goodness! Readers Want James Corden's Crosswalk Series to Take on WICKED! BWW Poll Results: Thank Goodness! Readers Want James Corden's Crosswalk Series to Take on WICKED!
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Earlier this week, star of stage and screen James Corden returned to the London for a Crosswalk the Musical showcasing some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most memorable compositions, including 'Evita,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'Cats' and 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' Watch the hilarious new edition, featuring Crosswalk veteran Josh Gad, as James' leading lady, here. (more...)
Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Sugar in Our Wounds opened on Tuesday, June 19 and is now playing through Sunday, July 8 at MTC's The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). (more...)
VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram! VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Head Over Heels Broadway with Ari Groover who took over our Instagram yesterday account to give you a behind the scenes look at the production as they continue their final week of tech ahead of their first performance Saturday! (more...)
Companies in New York and Around the Country are Looking for Teaching Artists, House Managers, General Managers, and More in this Week's BWW Classifieds, 6/21 Companies in New York and Around the Country are Looking for Teaching Artists, House Managers, General Managers, and More in this Week's BWW Classifieds, 6/21
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 6/21/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)
Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: June 21, 2018 Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: June 21, 2018
by BWW Special on June 21, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)
Celebrate Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's 22nd Birthday With a Look Back on its Stage Adaptations Celebrate Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's 22nd Birthday With a Look Back on its Stage Adaptations
by Stephanie Wild on June 21, 2018

Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released 22 years ago today. The film, based on a novel by Victor Hugo, inspired many stage and screen adaptations. In honor of the movie's birthday, we're taking you on a look back through the history of Hunchback! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Carey Mulligan and Company Celebrate Opening Night of GIRLS & BOYS Photo Coverage: Carey Mulligan and Company Celebrate Opening Night of GIRLS & BOYS
by Jennifer Broski on June 21, 2018

BAFTA Award winner and Academy & Tony Award nominee Carey Mulligan (Skylight, An Education) just took her opening night bows in Girls & Boys, the shattering new play by Dennis Kelly (Matilda The Musical, Taking Care of Baby) and directed by Olivier Award winner Lyndsey Turner (Machinal, Chimerica). (more...)
Elaine Paige Reflects on Originating EVITA on the Show's 40th Anniversary; Plus Watch Flashback Videos! Elaine Paige Reflects on Originating EVITA on the Show's 40th Anniversary; Plus Watch Flashback Videos!
by Stephanie Wild on June 21, 2018

Elaine Paige took to Twitter today to reflect on her experiences originating the title role in Evita, 40 years ago today. (more...)
VIDEO: Highlights of Kristin Chenoweth and Students in The 2nd Annual Kristi Awards VIDEO: Highlights of Kristin Chenoweth and Students in The 2nd Annual Kristi Awards
by Stage Tube on June 20, 2018

Kristin Chenoweth was bursting with pride this afternoon, when she sent us this highlights video from the 2018 Kristi Awards. (more...)
Brief 6/21: SKINTIGHT Starring Idina Menzel Opens Tonight, and More! Brief 6/21: SKINTIGHT Starring Idina Menzel Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild on June 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Skintight starring Idina Menzel officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)
VIDEO: Watch HAIRSPRAY Vet Maddie Baillio Belt Out MEAN GIRLS Anthem! VIDEO: Watch HAIRSPRAY Vet Maddie Baillio Belt Out MEAN GIRLS Anthem!
by Stage Tube on June 20, 2018

It seems like just yesterday that Maddie Baillio was waking up in Baltimore as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray Live. Now she's joined forces with Naarai and Jada Banks-Mace to cover a new anthem of Broadway. Watch as they perform 'I'd Rather Be Me' below! (more...)
New York State Legislature Passes Additional Protections Regarding Ticket Resale; Broadway League Issues Statement New York State Legislature Passes Additional Protections Regarding Ticket Resale; Broadway League Issues Statement
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018

Today, the New York State Legislature passed historic legislation and adopted important consumer disclosures in the ticket resale market. (more...)
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Now Available For Licensing Through MTI A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Now Available For Licensing Through MTI
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018

Global theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has announced that Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder is now available for licensing. The musical comedy was the most-nominated show in 2014, with 10 Tony nominations and four wins (Best Musical, Book, Direction, Costumes). It also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Best Musical), and one Drama League Award (Best Musical). (more...)
VIDEO: Check Out A Preview of Kristin Chenoweth on NBC's TRIAL AND ERROR Season Two VIDEO: Check Out A Preview of Kristin Chenoweth on NBC's TRIAL AND ERROR Season Two
by TV News Desk on June 20, 2018

Lavinia Peck-Foster is the most powerful woman in East Peck, and if she's guilty of anything, it's being fabulous. And maybe murdering her husband. Season 2 of Trial & Error premieres Thursday, July 19 at 9/8c on NBC. (more...)