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Jo Lampert, Alex Esola, and More to Star in Reading Caridad Svich's FUEL Jo Lampert, Alex Esola, and More to Star in Reading Caridad Svich's FUEL
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017

NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press presents reading of OBIE-winner Caridad Svich's new play FUEL starring Jo Lampert (SAINT JOAN, the Public), Alex Esola (A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Broadway), Luis Vega (TELL HECTOR I MISS HIM, Atlantic Theater Company), Sofia Jean Gomez (ANGELS IN AMERICA Parts 1 and 2, Signature Theatre Company), and Charlie Pollock (TV's THE GOOD WIFE) on October 4, (more...)
Grammy Award Winner G Tom Mac to Develop A LOST BOYS STORY Musical Grammy Award Winner G Tom Mac to Develop A LOST BOYS STORY Musical
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017

In commemoration of the release of the cult classic film THE LOST BOYS, Grammy winner G Tom Mac, singer and songwriter of the film's hit theme song Cry Little Sister is releasing new music from his upcoming recording for the A LOST BOYS STORY; a musical based on the film itself. (more...)
James Monroe Iglehart to Voice 'The Demon' During California's Great America's Halloween Haunt James Monroe Iglehart to Voice 'The Demon' During California's Great America's Halloween Haunt
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar James Monroe Iglehart will voice the menacing character of The Demon for the pre-show and on-ride music during the roller coaster's Halloween Haunt overlay, DEMON: RE-IGNITED! (more...)
BWW Review: The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Get Intimate With THE SORCERER BWW Review: The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Get Intimate With THE SORCERER
by Michael Dale on September 21, 2017

For over forty years, the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players have been Gotham's go-to company for high-quality G&S productions produced with full choruses and orchestras in the traditional D'Oyly Carte style. (more...)
2018 Artios Awards Nominations in Television, Theatre, Short Form Series and Short Film Announced 2018 Artios Awards Nominations in Television, Theatre, Short Form Series and Short Film Announced
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

The Casting Society of America announced nominees for the 2018 Artios Awards for all Television, Theatre, Short Films and Short Form Series categories. Congratulations to all the nominees!! (more...)
Frank Verlizzo and Lillian E. Benson to be Honored at Pratt Institute's Alumni Achievement Awards Frank Verlizzo and Lillian E. Benson to be Honored at Pratt Institute's Alumni Achievement Awards
by TV News Desk on September 20, 2017

On Saturday, October 7, Pratt Institute's Alumni Achievement Awards 2017 will be presented to five accomplished alumni during a special D ner en Noir catered dining event to be held as part of Alumni Day 2017. (more...)
VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter! VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter!
by Stage Tube on September 21, 2017

Billy Porter won a Tony Award for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. His other Broadway credits include Shuffle Along, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Smokey Joe's Caf . Off-Broadway, (more...)
BWW Morning Brief September 21st, 2017: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, LES MISERABLES Tour Launches, and More! BWW Morning Brief September 21st, 2017: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, LES MISERABLES Tour Launches, and More!
by Danielle Ashley on September 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, SUMMER Cast Announced, and More! (more...)
Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin and Kate Shindle Honored as 'Actors of the Year' by Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin and Kate Shindle Honored as 'Actors of the Year' by Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

The Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago honored its 2017 recipients of the prestigious Actor of the Year Award in a lavish event this week at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. Kate Baldwin, this year's HELLO DOLLY! Tony nominee for Best Supporting Actress, and Kate Shindle, 1998 Miss America, and current star of the national tour of FUN HOME, received their award at a Gala Awards event on Monday, September 18th, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. Both Baldwin and Shindle are alumnae of the Northwestern University Theatre Program. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)
Immersive Pop Experience 'CLEOPATRA' Begins Tonight at TNC Immersive Pop Experience 'CLEOPATRA' Begins Tonight at TNC
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017

Theater for the New City and Nathaniel Hill present CLEOPATRA: The New Pop Experience, an electrifying immersive pop experience fusing the worlds of Electronic Dance Music and Musical Theater and set to the story of one of the most famous women of all time. (more...)
LES MISERABLES North American Tour Launches Tonight in Providence LES MISERABLES North American Tour Launches Tonight in Providence
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Sch nberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, direct from its celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement, begins its North American Tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, tonight, September 21, 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Host 'FORBIDDEN SHAKESPEARE' Benefit in L.A. Photo Flash: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Host 'FORBIDDEN SHAKESPEARE' Benefit in L.A.
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks hosted The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) 27th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit September 18, 2017, at the Freud Playhouse, on the UCLA Campus. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)
Stages Across the U.S. and Around the World Among ICWP's 2017 50/50 Applause Awardees Stages Across the U.S. and Around the World Among ICWP's 2017 50/50 Applause Awardees
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

The 2017 International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) 50/50 Applause Awards celebrates gender parity for women playwrights at 58 theatres throughout The United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Tasmania. (more...)
Photo Flash: The Gang's All Here! Meet the Company of FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Photo Flash: The Gang's All Here! Meet the Company of FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back! Lynn Shore Entertainment, Theater Mogul and McSmith Family Entertainment present FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show by the creators of Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical and 90210! The Musical. Performances are set to begin on October 13 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) and continue through December 31. The company just held its first rehearsal, and BroadwayWorld is excited to share photos below! (more...)
VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Proves She's Still Got Vocal Chops! VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Proves She's Still Got Vocal Chops!
by Stage Tube on September 20, 2017

Stage and screen legend Liza Minnelli has one of the most recognizable voices of her generation, and at the tender age of 71, she's still got it! Watch below as the beloved Broadway star sings a little tune to prove that her voice is as strong as always. (more...)
Hulu Will Stream All Eight Seasons of WILL & GRACE Before Premiere! Hulu Will Stream All Eight Seasons of WILL & GRACE Before Premiere!
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

TV fans rejoice! For the first-time ever, all 194 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning pop-culture phenomenon Will & Grace will be available to stream and on-demand. The iconic series will be available on the NBC app, Hulu and on-demand through satellite, cable and telco pay TV providers, beginning Thursday, September 21, one week ahead of the return of Will & Grace on NBC. (more...)
Video: From Disco Diva to Stage Goddess- Donna Summer Does Broadway! Video: From Disco Diva to Stage Goddess- Donna Summer Does Broadway!
by Alexa Criscitiello on September 20, 2017

This afternoon, La Jolla Playhouse announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)
BWW TV: Michael Urie & Harvey Fierstein Are Getting Ready to Bring Back TORCH SONG! BWW TV: Michael Urie & Harvey Fierstein Are Getting Ready to Bring Back TORCH SONG!
by TV - Press Previews on September 20, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, now playing through Sunday, December 3. Directed by Mois s Kaufman, Torch Song begins previews on September 26 and officially opens on October 19 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)
Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Previews LENNY & STEVE at Feinstein's/54 Below! Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Previews LENNY & STEVE at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride on September 20, 2017

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows, continuing September 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7pm. (more...)
Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

The Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of 'The Red Shoes,' presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, is making its American premiere now through October 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. Opening night was last night, September 19, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and starry festivities below! (more...)
Playmakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award Playmakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Vivienne Benesch, of Playmakers Repertory Theater (Chapel Hill, NC), is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award. (more...)
Playwright Matthew Lombardo Wins WHO'S HOLIDAY! Case Against Dr. Seuss Enterprises Playwright Matthew Lombardo Wins WHO'S HOLIDAY! Case Against Dr. Seuss Enterprises
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

U.S. District Court Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has ruled in favor of playwright Matthew Lombardo, who has been locked in a legal battle with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. over his controversial play WHO'S HOLIDAY!, which depicts a now 45-year-old 'Cindy Lou Who' living in a beat-up trailer in the snowy hills of Mount Crumpit. (more...)
Beyonce Continues Broadway Binging with Visit to ALADDIN Beyonce Continues Broadway Binging with Visit to ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

Global superstar Beyonce can't seem to get enough of Broadway theater this month! Less than a week after she attended a performance of the Tony-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the singer took in last night's performance of Disney's ALADDIN. (more...)
VIDEO: Get A First Look At the Revised HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME in Atlanta VIDEO: Get A First Look At the Revised HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

In June of 2014, the new Broadway musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, based on the music of Tupac Shakur, opened on Broadway. Starring the spoken word artist Saul Williams, as well as Broadway veterans Tonya Pinkins (CAROLINE OR CHANGE) and Christopher Jackson (IN THE HEIGHTS), the show shuttered after just 17 previews and 38 performances. (more...)
Jenna Ushkowitz, Andy Mientus and More to Celebrate Michael Mott's ABANDONED HEART Album at The Cutting Room Jenna Ushkowitz, Andy Mientus and More to Celebrate Michael Mott's ABANDONED HEART Album at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

Songwriter Michael Mott will debut his second studio album, Abandoned Heart, live in concert on Monday, October 9th at 9:00PM at The Cutting Room in NYC. (more...)
KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

Launch the holiday season with KRIS KRINGLE The Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), KRIS KRINGLE The Musical plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)
BroadwayWorld Will Chat Live with Laura Osnes Next Week! BroadwayWorld Will Chat Live with Laura Osnes Next Week!
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

Do you have a burning question for Laura Osnes? On Monday, September 25 (11:30am EST), BroadwayWorld will be coming to you live to chat about her upcoming show at the Cafe Carlyle and so much more. Have a question? Send it in advance via Facebook or Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskLauraBWW. (more...)
FREEZE FRAME: Maria Friedman, Andrea McArdle & More Preview Fall Shows at Feinstein's / 54 Below! FREEZE FRAME: Maria Friedman, Andrea McArdle & More Preview Fall Shows at Feinstein's / 54 Below!
by Walter McBride on September 20, 2017

Earlier today, Tony nominee Maria Friedman (Lenny & Steve: September 19-23); Jay Armstrong Johnson (Not So Scary Halloween Party: October 31); Tony nominee Andrea McArdle (An Evening with Andrea McArdle: October 10-14); and Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams (Celebrating 42nd Street: October 6-7) stopped by Feinstein's/54 Below to preview their upcoming shows. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion and you can check out preview photos below! (more...)
4th Annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Rachelle Rak, James Whiteside and Michael Campayno 4th Annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Rachelle Rak, James Whiteside and Michael Campayno
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

HIV Experience Resources Organization (HERO) will present the fourth annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards on October 16th at 8pm at Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street. (more...)
LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)
Dame Judi Dench to Receive Santa Barbara Film Festival's Award for Excellence Dame Judi Dench to Receive Santa Barbara Film Festival's Award for Excellence
by Movies News Desk on September 20, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Academy Award winner Dame Judi Dench will be honored with the twelfth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. (more...)
Laura Osnes, Robert Cuccioli & Josh Young Featured on New ANGELS Studio Cast Recording Laura Osnes, Robert Cuccioli & Josh Young Featured on New ANGELS Studio Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

Just announced, the Broadway-aimed new musical ANGELS, produced by Marcus Cheong & Mark Kang, will release an original studio cast recording. (more...)
Broadwaysted Celebrates the Release of Michael Mott's 'Abandoned Heart' Album with Ushkowitz, Hall, Weiss, More Broadwaysted Celebrates the Release of Michael Mott's 'Abandoned Heart' Album with Ushkowitz, Hall, Weiss, More
by Broadwaysted on September 20, 2017

This week we're celebrating the release of Michael Mott's sophomore album 'Abandoned Heart' with a special Live episode filled with laughter, jokes, and stellar performances from some incredible women! (more...)
BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate Swings This Week BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate Swings This Week
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

This today night, September 21st, BROADWAY SESSIONS celebrates some of the hardest working and most talented folks on Broadway, the swings! (more...)
Exclusive Podcast: 'Sing Out Louise' and Part 2 of Peter Filichia's 100 on'Behind the Curtain' Exclusive Podcast: 'Sing Out Louise' and Part 2 of Peter Filichia's 100 on'Behind the Curtain'
by Behind the Curtain on September 20, 2017

Listening devices, Mrs. Lovett vs. Joanne, the role of the prompter, the top ten most produced high school plays and musicals, the soothing voices of NPR, a book that foretold the podcast, and Rob and Kevin debate the greatest musical episodes! (more...)
Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)
Get Your Golden Ticket! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces New Block of Tickets On Sale Through September 2018 Get Your Golden Ticket! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces New Block of Tickets On Sale Through September 2018
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling) announced today a new block of tickets on sale for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)
Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below this March Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below this March
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017

The two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for 10 performances this spring: March 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 and 22 at 7PM. There is a $85 cover charge, and a $25 food and beverage minimum. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Michael Urie and the Company of TORCH SONG Meet the Press! Photo Coverage: Michael Urie and the Company of TORCH SONG Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride on September 20, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, now playing through Sunday, December 3. Directed by Mois s Kaufman, Torch Song begins previews on September 26 and officially opens on October 19 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)
YOUNGER'S 4th Season Marks Highest-Rated, Most-Watched Series in Network's History YOUNGER'S 4th Season Marks Highest-Rated, Most-Watched Series in Network's History
by TV News Desk on September 20, 2017

More successful and buzzy than ever in its fourth season, TV Land's YOUNGER, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, achieved its highest-rated and most-watched season ever in series history (more...)