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VIDEO: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Singer Slays DREAMGIRLS Classic VIDEO: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Singer Slays DREAMGIRLS Classic
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017

During the live quarter final round of NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, singer Johnny Manuel gave a powerful rendition of  'And I Am Telling You' from the Broadway musical DREAMGIRLS. (more...)
Rialto Chatter: Is Lauren Ambrose Broadway's Next Eliza Doolittle? Rialto Chatter: Is Lauren Ambrose Broadway's Next Eliza Doolittle?
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017

Sources connected to Broadway are reporting that SIX FEET UNDER star Lauren Ambrose has been tapped as Eliza Doolittle in the upcoming revival of MY FAIR LADY. (more...)
GoFundMe Launches for Missing Broadway Talent Agent, Mark Schlegel GoFundMe Launches for Missing Broadway Talent Agent, Mark Schlegel
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017

As BroadwayWorld recently reported, a search is still underway for missing Broadway talent agent, Mark Schlegel. The 57-year-old went missing on August 13, 2017 after returning from a family trip to Scotland. (more...)
Be in the Room Where it Happens! New Block of Tickets On Sale Next Week for HAMILTON in Chicago Be in the Room Where it Happens! New Block of Tickets On Sale Next Week for HAMILTON in Chicago
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017

???????Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today that a new 16 week block of tickets for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) will go on-sale Tuesday, August 29.  Tickets will be available for performances through April 29, 2018.  (more...)
THEATER TALK to Return with Revolving Team of Guest Co-Hosts in October THEATER TALK to Return with Revolving Team of Guest Co-Hosts in October
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017

THEATER TALK, the 2017 NY Emmy Award-winner for "Best Interview/Discussion Series," will begin its new season in early October with the show's Executive Producer Susan Haskins-Doloff returning as co-host. (more...)
Betty Buckley Calls Out Donald Trump for Playing 'Memory' at Rally Betty Buckley Calls Out Donald Trump for Playing 'Memory' at Rally
by Alexa Criscitiello on August 22, 2017

The gloves are off for Betty Buckley this evening, after the star caught word that her iconic recording of the Broadway ballad, 'Memory' from the musical Cats was played at tonight's rally for Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona. (more...)
BAT OUT OF HELL Will Return To London in 2018 BAT OUT OF HELL Will Return To London in 2018
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Bat Out of Hell announced during their final curtain call live stream tonight the production returns to London in 2018! (more...)
Breaking News: He Will Be Found! Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps New Stars for Title Role Breaking News: He Will Be Found! Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps New Stars for Title Role
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that Taylor Trensch, currently starring on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, will star as the title character in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, beginning mid-January 2018, following his run in Hello, Dolly!. (more...)
BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More! BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!
by Danielle Ashley on August 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA and More! (more...)
DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Performs on Today's GMA DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Performs on Today's GMA
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2017

The cast of Broadway's Come From Away will perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA today, August 23rd, on ABC. We will bring you video of the appearance as soon as it becomes available! (more...)
Dan Goggin and Robert Lorick's JOHNNY MANHATTAN Musical to Premiere in Michigan Dan Goggin and Robert Lorick's JOHNNY MANHATTAN Musical to Premiere in Michigan
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

More than 40 years after its creation, Dan Goggin and Robert Lorick's musical, Johnny Manhattan, will have its world premiere at the Meadow Brook Theatre (378 Meadow Brook Road) in Rochester, Michigan. (more...)
Dramatists Guild Exec Pens Open Letter Following Article on Shelton Theater 'JUDAS' Controversy Dramatists Guild Exec Pens Open Letter Following Article on Shelton Theater 'JUDAS' Controversy
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Dramatists Guild's Executive Director of Business Affairs Ralph Sevush just sent an open letter to KQED Arts and John Wilkins after the publication of an article on the recent controversy surrounding San Francisco's Shelton Theater. (more...)
Broadway Mourns the Passing of Thomas Meehan Broadway Mourns the Passing of Thomas Meehan
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Thomas Meehan, who is best known for his books of such classics as Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, passed away yesterday, August 21, 2017. He was 88 years old. (more...)
Photo Flash: Beth Leavel, Judith Light and Chad Kimball Join Frank DiLella at Birdland Photo Flash: Beth Leavel, Judith Light and Chad Kimball Join Frank DiLella at Birdland
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the 14th episode of 'Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella' on Monday, August 21. Frank's Very Special Guests were Beth Leavel (currently starring in Bandstand), Chad Kimball (currently starring in Come From Away) and Judith Light (currently starring on television in 'Transparent.') Scroll down for photos! (more...)
VIDEO: IN & OF ITSELF's Derek DelGaudio Unveils New Video on Being a Magician in Our Times VIDEO: IN & OF ITSELF's Derek DelGaudio Unveils New Video on Being a Magician in Our Times
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Derek DelGaudio, the mind behind the incredible In & Of Itself currently running at the Daryl Roth Theatre, has just released a brand new video with Future of StoryTelling about what it means to be a magician in our times. Check it out below! (more...)
VIDEO: Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman Talk New Nick Series SUNNY DAY VIDEO: Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman Talk New Nick Series SUNNY DAY
by TV News Desk on August 22, 2017

Actresses Lilla Crawford (Broadway's ANNIE), Taylor Louderman (KINKY BOOTS), and Elan Luz Rivera stopped by today's Pix11 to discuss their new animated series SUNNY DAY, which premiered on Monday, August 21st. 'Everything's an adventure,' shared the stars. Watch the appearance below! (more...)
The Village Voice Announces Plans to Discontinue Free Print Edition The Village Voice Announces Plans to Discontinue Free Print Edition
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Earlier today, the Village Voice announced an end its free, weekly print edition. The announcement comes following a series of changes to the publication after the brand was taken over by Peter Barbey in fall 2015. He explains: 'This decision will allow us to move forward more freely in our pursuit of all those avenues so that The Village Voice brand is not just once again viable, but vital.' (more...)
BANDSTAND Choreographer to Helm THE SONG AND DANCE OF BROADWAY, Starring Willemijn Verkaik, Earl Carpenter and More in Tokyo BANDSTAND Choreographer to Helm THE SONG AND DANCE OF BROADWAY, Starring Willemijn Verkaik, Earl Carpenter and More in Tokyo
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Bandstand Associate Choreographer Mark Stuart will direct and choreograph 'The Song and Dance of Broadway' as part of the World Musical Concert series at the Tokyu Theatre Orb, the largest theater in Tokyo. (more...)
Nancy Anderson, Arnie Burton, Robert Cuccioli, Mara Davi and More to Star in A MAN'S WORLD for Project Shaw Nancy Anderson, Arnie Burton, Robert Cuccioli, Mara Davi and More to Star in A MAN'S WORLD for Project Shaw
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group continues its 12th Season of PROJECT SHAW when it presents its 125th concert presentation, a rare staging of A Man's World by Rachel Crothers. (more...)
ANASTASIA to Waltz Through Next July on Broadway; New Block of Tickets Released! ANASTASIA to Waltz Through Next July on Broadway; New Block of Tickets Released!
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) today announce a new block of tickets for Broadway's ANASTASIA through July 29, 2018. (more...)
Book Writer of ANNIE & HAIRSPRAY- Thomas Meehan Passes Away at 88 Book Writer of ANNIE & HAIRSPRAY- Thomas Meehan Passes Away at 88
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Thomas Meehan, who is best known for his books of such classics as Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, passed away yesterday, August 21, 2017. He was 88 years old. (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Jaw-Dropping' Episode of This Week's YOUNGER VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Jaw-Dropping' Episode of This Week's YOUNGER
by TV News Desk on August 22, 2017

On the next episode of YOUNGER titled 'The Incident at Pound Ridge', sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic and Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles. The 'jaw-dropping' episode airs Wednesday, August 23rd at 10 pm on TV Land. (more...)
Cennarium's PROMENADE Will Be First-Ever Streamed Performing Arts Festival Cennarium's PROMENADE Will Be First-Ever Streamed Performing Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Cennarium, one of the largest streaming services for the performing arts, will make some of the most spectacular performances from around the world available to audiences for free during 'Promenade,' the first-ever streamed performing arts festival. Promenade will run for 10 days beginning Sept. 15, with two performances each evening from 8-10 p.m. (EDT and PDT). (more...)
First Look - Poster Art Revealed for OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE First Look - Poster Art Revealed for OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE
by TV News Desk on August 22, 2017

Disney has shared poster art via Yahoo for OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE. The all-new featurette will open in US theaters in front of Disney/Pixar's COCO beginning November 22nd. (more...)
Don't Shoot Your Eye Out! FOX Launches Nationwide Search for 'Ralphie' in A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE Don't Shoot Your Eye Out! FOX Launches Nationwide Search for 'Ralphie' in A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

A nationwide digital casting call is underway for 'Ralphie Parker,' the lead character in FOX's live musical production of A CHRISTMAS STORY airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (more...)
VIDEO: Ariana Grande & Seth MacFarlane Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Classic on Carpool Karaoke VIDEO: Ariana Grande & Seth MacFarlane Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Classic on Carpool Karaoke
by TV News Desk on August 22, 2017

Below, check out a LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS duet of 'Suddenly Seymour'  featuring '13' star Ariana Grande and Hollywood's Seth MacFarlane. (more...)
Take Your Shot at HAMILTON's New Block of Tickets, New App Lottery Take Your Shot at HAMILTON's New Block of Tickets, New App Lottery
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Theatergoers on Broadway now have a second way to enter the musical Hamilton's popular daily lottery with the release of the innovative Hamilton app, effective immediately as a new block of tickets go on sale to the public today, Tuesday, August 22. (more...)
VIDEO: Happy Birthday to DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Laura Dreyfuss! VIDEO: Happy Birthday to DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Laura Dreyfuss!
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Dear Zoe Murphy... today going to be a great day! Happy Birthday to star of Broadway's smash hit Dear Evan Hansen, Laura Dreyfuss. (more...)
HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut This Fall HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

The sensational Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Wicked, In the Heights, Madam Secretary) brings her sultry sophistication to Cafe Carlyle in her debut show, Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless!, October 24-November 4.  (more...)
MADtv to Hit the Stage in THE MAD SHOW in Developmental Run at Theatre Aspen MADtv to Hit the Stage in THE MAD SHOW in Developmental Run at Theatre Aspen
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Theatre Aspen has announced a partnership with The Wheeler Opera House for the fourth annual Aspen Theatre Festival. The collaboration will support a developmental production of THE MAD SHOW, created from the twisted minds of 'the Usual Gang of Idiots' behind MAD Magazine. Beginning September 12th, the work will culminate in two presentations at the Wheeler Opera House. (more...)
BAT OUT OF HELL Will Livestream Final West End Curtain Call Tonight! BAT OUT OF HELL Will Livestream Final West End Curtain Call Tonight!
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Prior to a Toronto engagement at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, Bat Out of Hell THE MUSICAL concludes its run in London's West End. Tonight, August 22, the show will livestream its final curtain call at the London Coliseum- make sure you watch to the very end! Click here to watch live at 5:15 EST. (more...)
VIDEO: Lesli Margherita and Kathryn Gallagher Cover Kesha's 'Bastards' in Stripped-Down Duet VIDEO: Lesli Margherita and Kathryn Gallagher Cover Kesha's 'Bastards' in Stripped-Down Duet
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea, Zorro) and Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening) teamed up for an acoustic cover of Kesha's single 'Bastards.' Check it out below! (more...)
VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Joins Michael Feinstein for a Birthday Tune! VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Joins Michael Feinstein for a Birthday Tune!
by Stage Tube on August 22, 2017

What's better than your actual birthday? Maybe a special birthday message from Liza Minnelli! Watch below as the stage and screen legend performs 'Light Up the Candles on the Birthday Cake,' accompanied by the one and only Michael Feinstein! (more...)
Robert Fairchild & Melanie Moore to Perform LA LA LAND Duet and More at 2017 Chita Rivera Awards; Lineup Announced! Robert Fairchild & Melanie Moore to Perform LA LA LAND Duet and More at 2017 Chita Rivera Awards; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

The 2017 Chita Rivera Awards, will be presented on September 11, 2017, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner, hosted by Two-time Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth and produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins and Patricia Watt, announced additional performances today. (more...)
Russian Government Detains Gogol Center Artistic Director for Fraud Scheme Russian Government Detains Gogol Center Artistic Director for Fraud Scheme
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

According to the New York Times, artistic director of Moscow's Gogol Center, Kirill S. Serebrennikov, has been detained by the Investigative Committee of Russia for embezzling over $1 million. (more...)
Tune Up! RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets 2017-18 Cast Tune Up! RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets 2017-18 Cast
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour. (more...)
Alex Brightman, Colton Ryan and More to Sing the Songs of Drew Gasparini at Feinstein's/54 Below Alex Brightman, Colton Ryan and More to Sing the Songs of Drew Gasparini at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present LET'S DRINK TO THAT: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI on Monday, September 11th at 9:30pm with a cast featuring 2016 Tony nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), and Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen), among others. (more...)
Principal Photography Underway for MAMMA MIA! Sequel Principal Photography Underway for MAMMA MIA! Sequel
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017

Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography is underway for MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, the sequel to the studios' 2008 musical adaptation of the Broadway show. (more...)
Listen to Episode 2 of 'Broadwaysted Away' and Get EXCLUSIVE Behind-the-Scenes Stories Listen to Episode 2 of 'Broadwaysted Away' and Get EXCLUSIVE Behind-the-Scenes Stories
by Broadwaysted on August 22, 2017

It's finally here! It's the release of Part Two of Broadwaysted Away, the epic new radio play written and edited by Kevin Jaeger and punched up with puns by Bryan Plofsky. This episode is filled with twists and turns--and of course ends with a pretty sweet cliff-hanger. The Broadwaysted crew is spilling Behind-the-Scenes stories of Part Two exclusively with BroadwayWorld! (more...)
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by on August 22, 2017

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