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Photo Flash: Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon Host JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! Screening and Q&A Photo Flash: Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon Host JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! Screening and Q&A
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" stars Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon hosted a screening and Q&A as part of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's "Conversations" series on Wednesday, April 18 at the Robin Williams Center for Entertainment and Media in New York City.  The Q&A was moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)
Idina Menzel to Guest Mentor Disney Night on AMERICAN IDOL! Idina Menzel to Guest Mentor Disney Night on AMERICAN IDOL!
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

According to Variety, Tony Award-winner and Frozen's Queen Elsa, Idina Menzel will pay a visit to ABC's American Idol as a guest mentor on a Disney-themed night of the show. (more...)
Video: Northwestern Alumni Heather Headley, Brian d'Arcy James, and More Prep COMMFEST 2018 Video: Northwestern Alumni Heather Headley, Brian d'Arcy James, and More Prep COMMFEST 2018
by BroadwayWorld TV on April 20, 2018

Dozens of stars from the entertainment world and as many as 3,000 alumni and friends of the school will gather April 20 and 21, when the School of Communication at Northwestern University hosts CommFest 2018, the school's most ambitious, high-wattage reunion gathering to date. (more...)
VIDEO: Jack Viertel and Victoria Clark Talk ME AND MY GIRL Before its Encores! Run VIDEO: Jack Viertel and Victoria Clark Talk ME AND MY GIRL Before its Encores! Run
by Stage Tube on April 20, 2018

Encores! will close out its season with the musical Me and My Gal. Watch Artistic Director Jack Viertel and Victoria Clark discuss how this truly British musical fit into the 25th anniversary season of Encores below! (more...)
VIDEO: The Author is In the Building! J.K. Rowling Surprises the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD VIDEO: The Author is In the Building! J.K. Rowling Surprises the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Stage Tube on April 20, 2018

It was a magical day yesterday at the Lyric Theatre! Below, watch as J.K. Rowling surprises the company with a visit to the theatre, just two days until the official Broadway opening! (more...)
VIDEO: On This Day, April 20: Bette is Back Where She Belongs in HELLO DOLLY! On Broadway VIDEO: On This Day, April 20: Bette is Back Where She Belongs in HELLO DOLLY! On Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello on April 20, 2018

On this day in 2017, the divine Bette Midler returned to Broadway in the iconic role of Dolly Levi in the smash-hit revival of Jerry Herman's HELLO DOLLY! (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tom Hollander and Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway! BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tom Hollander and Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV on April 20, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions (David Babani, Artistic Director) and Sonia Friedman Productions -present the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)
Kyle Selig and More Join Inaugural ASTEP Gala Kyle Selig and More Join Inaugural ASTEP Gala
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty) has added more performers to the lineup for their inaugural gala, "ASTEP & Friends," on Monday, April 23, at 54 Below. Joel Perez, Noah Ricketts, Carrie Manalakos, and Mean Girls' Kyle Selig join previously announced performers, including Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin and Laura Osnes, as well as Mean Girls' stars Erika Henningsen and Grey Henson, Hamilton's Sean Green Jr., and Jessica Vosk. (more...)
BWW TV: They Did It! Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton and Company Celebrate Opening Night of MY FAIR LADY! BWW TV: They Did It! Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton and Company Celebrate Opening Night of MY FAIR LADY!
by TV - Opening Night Special on April 20, 2018

'Somehow it gets to your heart and your core and it effects everything. You just have shivers. You're trying to act, but you're dealing with the most beautiful score ever written.' That's what leading man Harry Hadden-Paton thinks about the score to Lincoln Center Theatre's revival of My Fair Lady, which just opened last night at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.  (more...)
BWW Album Review: CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording) is Just Nice BWW Album Review: CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording) is Just Nice
by David Clarke on April 20, 2018

Recently released CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording)cis just perfectly nice. Based on the charming and quaint 2003 film by the same title written by Tim Firth, the musical itself garnered warm notices from London media. So, it is no surprise that the music and this cast was recorded for preservation; however, the two-disc album doesn't convince listeners that this musical is better than the original film as some British theater writers claim. (more...)
The Muny Finds its JERSEY BOYS: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton & More The Muny Finds its JERSEY BOYS: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton & More
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

After its acclaimed Broadway, touring and international productions, The Muny will be the first theatre in the world to create its own production of Jersey Boys. The Muny announced today the iconic leading quartet will star Emmy-nominated Mark Ballas as Frankie Valli, Bobby Conte Thornton as Bob Gaudio, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito and Keith Hines as Nick Massi. The fourth production in the theatre's centennial season, Jersey Boysruns July 9 - 16. Jersey Boys is directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes with music direction by Rick Bertone. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)
PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available! PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available!
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced that PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording is available in physical, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, April 20. The 16-page CD booklet includes color production photography and liner notes by Hal Prince and David Thompson. (more...)
Josh Gad, Jason Sudeikis and More Return For ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 Josh Gad, Jason Sudeikis and More Return For ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

According to Variety, much of the original cast of the ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE is set to return for the sequel. Lending their voices again are actors Josh Gad, Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage and Bill Hader. The sequel is set for release on September 20, 2019. Read more about it from Variety here!  (more...)
Could KING LEAR Be Denzel Washington's Next Broadway Project? Could KING LEAR Be Denzel Washington's Next Broadway Project?
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

Denzel Washington is currently on stage in Eugene O'Neill's ferocious American classic, The Iceman Cometh, but apparently he almost took on a different iconic role. In an interview with The New York Times, Washington says it came down to Iceman and King Lear. (more...)
Apply to Be BroadwayWorld's Database and Theatre History Intern for Summer 2018! Apply to Be BroadwayWorld's Database and Theatre History Intern for Summer 2018!
by Matt Tamanini on April 20, 2018

Is Jen Tepper your idol? Trick question, Jen Tepper is everyone's idol. While there will never be another Jen Tepper, if she has inspired you to become a theatre historian, then BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the internet, has the perfect Summer 2018 Semester internship for you. The BWW Database and History Intern will help maintain the largest theatrical database in the world and will write original pieces chronicling the history of shows, performers, artists, theatres, the Tonys, and more for publication on BroadwayWorld. (more...)
Photo Flash: Too Grool! In the Studio with MEAN GIRLS Cast Recording Photo Flash: Too Grool! In the Studio with MEAN GIRLS Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

Earlier this week, the cast of Mean Girls went into the studio at Power Station at BerkleeNYC to record Mean Girls' Original Broadway Cast Recording. Check out the photos below! (more...)
DEAR EVAN HANSEN Continues Partnership with ArtsConnection DEAR EVAN HANSEN Continues Partnership with ArtsConnection
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

Producer Stacey Mindich is pleased to announce that Dear Evan Hansen will continue its partnership with ArtsConnection, NYC's leading arts-in-education organization, for a second year, thanks to the funding of producer and owner of San Francisco's Curran theatre, Carole Shorenstein Hays. This ongoing initiative, named 'ART2ART - DEAR EVAN HANSEN,' has brought hundreds of NYC public high school students to see the Tony & Grammy Award-winning musical. (more...)
Photo Flash: Condola Rashad Stars as the Unstoppable SAINT JOAN Photo Flash: Condola Rashad Stars as the Unstoppable SAINT JOAN
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld is bringing you a first look at MTC's powerful new production of Saint Joan. View the photos below! (more...)
Javier Munoz Shares Apology and Explanation Following Social Media Incident Javier Munoz Shares Apology and Explanation Following Social Media Incident
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

Javier Munoz took to Twitter today to share a public statement and apology for some of his posts on the site following some backlash last month from fans. (more...)
Sutton Foster to Release New Album TAKE ME TO THE WORLD Sutton Foster to Release New Album TAKE ME TO THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, has announced the release of Take Me to the World, the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. The recording will be available on physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 1. (more...)
Stars From FROZEN, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and Many More to Appear at the 32nd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Stars From FROZEN, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and Many More to Appear at the 32nd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

Stars from some of the most popular shows on Broadway, including Angels in America, The Band's Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Hello, Dolly!, The Lion King, Mean Girls, Once on This Island and SpongeBob SquarePants, will make special appearances at the 32nd annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 23, at 4:30 pm and Tuesday, April 24, at 2 pm. (more...)
Josh Stamberg Will Portray Arthur Miller In The World Premiere Of FALL At Huntington Theatre Company Josh Stamberg Will Portray Arthur Miller In The World Premiere Of FALL At Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Fall, which tells the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller's secret son Daniel, his child with third wife Inge Morath. Born with Down syndrome, Daniel was institutionalized and his existence was never acknowledged by his parents. Written by playwright and renowned journalist Bernard Weinraub (The Accomplices, Above the Fold), and directed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois, Fall runs May 18 - June 16, 2018 at the Huntington's Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. (more...)
VIDEO: The Go-Gos Talk HEAD OVER HEELS On The Opening Night Red Carpet VIDEO: The Go-Gos Talk HEAD OVER HEELS On The Opening Night Red Carpet
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

The Broadway-Bound new musical Head Over Heels began performances at San Francisco's Curran Theater last week and had it's official opening night on April 18th! Check out the Go-Gos talking about the new musical in the video below! (more...)
Jessie Mueller, Lena Hall, and More Will Appear at Vineyard Theatre's 2018 Gala Jessie Mueller, Lena Hall, and More Will Appear at Vineyard Theatre's 2018 Gala
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne Appel announce an initial line-up of stars set for the 2018 Gala Fundraiser celebrating Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer and the award-winning theatre company's 35th Anniversary. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Monday, May 14, 2018, beginning at 6:30pm at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Cody Lassen is the 35th Anniversary Gala Chair and Audible, Inc. is the lead corporate sponsor of the event. (more...)
BWW Interview: Maggie Lakis and Rob McClure on Married Life On and Off Stage with SOMETHING ROTTEN BWW Interview: Maggie Lakis and Rob McClure on Married Life On and Off Stage with SOMETHING ROTTEN
by Matt Tamanini on April 20, 2018

No matter how much you love your significant other, chances are that eventually you are going to need some time apart. However, for real-life married couple Maggie Lakis and Rob McClure, that's not so easy. That's because Maggie and Rob play the fictional married couple Bea and Nick Bottom in the first national tour of the hit musical SOMETHING ROTTEN, which comes to Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from April 24-29. (more...)
BWW Review:  Bartlett Sher's Contemporary Spin On MY FAIR LADY Allows Lerner and Loewe's Musical To Speak For Itself BWW Review: Bartlett Sher's Contemporary Spin On MY FAIR LADY Allows Lerner and Loewe's Musical To Speak For Itself
by Michael Dale on April 20, 2018

From SOUTH PACIFIC to THE KING AND I to FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and now MY FAIR LADY, director Bartlett Sher has been spending the better part of this young century perfecting his method of mounting ravishing, emotionally stimulating productions of classic 20th Century musicals. (more...)
Get a First Look at the Reimagined THE WHO'S TOMMY in Denver, Starring Andy Mientus Get a First Look at the Reimagined THE WHO'S TOMMY in Denver, Starring Andy Mientus
by Stephanie Wild on April 20, 2018

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the Theater Company's Broadway star-studded production of The Who's Tommy. Andy Mientus, who leads the cast, shared a first look photo to his Twitter. Check it out below! (more...)
VIDEO: Check Out the Lyric Video for MEAN GIRLS Anthem I'D RATHER BE ME VIDEO: Check Out the Lyric Video for MEAN GIRLS Anthem I'D RATHER BE ME
by TV News Desk on April 20, 2018

Check out the official lyric video for "I'd Rather Be Me" Performed by Barrett Wilbert Weed & the Original Broadway Cast of MEAN GIRLS. The song is now available for purchase on iTunes. (more...)
VIDEO: Tina Fey Talks 30 Rock Reboot Rumors and Surprises Fans on THE TONIGHT SHOW VIDEO: Tina Fey Talks 30 Rock Reboot Rumors and Surprises Fans on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube on April 20, 2018

Tina Fey appeared last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In addition to introducing a performance from Mean Girls the Musical, which can be seen here, Fey talked about 30 Rock reboot rumors, debuted her daughter's film, and surprised fans. (more...)
VIDEO: Barrett Wilbert Weed Performs 'I'd Rather Be Me' From MEAN GIRLS on The Tonight Show VIDEO: Barrett Wilbert Weed Performs 'I'd Rather Be Me' From MEAN GIRLS on The Tonight Show
by Stage Tube on April 20, 2018

On last night's Tonight Show, Barrett Wilbert Weed, currently playing Janice in Mean Girls on Broadway, performed 'I'd Rather Be Me.' Tina Fey, the writer of the musical, as well as the movie it is based on, was on hand to introduce Barrett's performance. Watch the video below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Inside a Loverly Opening Night at MY FAIR LADY! Photo Coverage: Inside a Loverly Opening Night at MY FAIR LADY!
by Linda Lenzi on April 20, 2018

My Fair Lady opened last night, April 19, at Lincoln Center. We're taking you inside opening night on the red carpet. Check out photos below! (more...)
Bette Midler Will Return To HELLO, DOLLY! For Final Six Weeks of Broadway Run Bette Midler Will Return To HELLO, DOLLY! For Final Six Weeks of Broadway Run
by Alan Henry on April 20, 2018

The Associated Press reports that Bette Midler will return to HELLO, DOLLY! on Broadway for a limited six week engagement to close out the Broadway run beginning July 17th. (more...)
Boston Theater Critics Association Announces 2018 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Huntington's MERRILY Leads with Seven Nominations Boston Theater Critics Association Announces 2018 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Huntington's MERRILY Leads with Seven Nominations
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association for the 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards, celebrating achievement in Boston theatre. (more...)
Sierra Boggess to Play Maria in Upcoming Concert of WEST SIDE STORY Sierra Boggess to Play Maria in Upcoming Concert of WEST SIDE STORY
by Alexa Criscitiello on April 19, 2018

It has been announced that Broadway and West End star, Sierra Boggess, has been cast as Maria in an upcoming concert version of the classic musical West Side Story. The performance will be presented as part of the Proms 2018 concert series at London's Royal Albert Hall. (more...)
Review Roundup: Did the Critics Have a Loverly Time at MY FAIR LADY? Review Roundup: Did the Critics Have a Loverly Time at MY FAIR LADY?
by Review Roundups on April 19, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, officially opens tonight at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).  (more...)
BWW Album Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Honors Broadway Royalty BWW Album Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Honors Broadway Royalty
by Amanda Prahl on April 20, 2018

Among the Broadway names of the past several decades, producer and director Hal Prince surely stands as one of the greatest. His name has been attached to some of the most iconic musicals of all time: She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Evita, Sweeney Todd, and The Phantom of the Opera, just to name a few. The musical Prince of Broadway featured an all-star cast taking audiences on a journey through some of the highlights of Prince's career, and the cast album is a best-of-the-best compilation, preserving some of the brightest performances and clever takes on these well-loved songs. (more...)
Andrew Lloyd Webber to Be Honored at American Theatre Wing Gala Andrew Lloyd Webber to Be Honored at American Theatre Wing Gala
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018

The American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that it will celebrate the iconic composer, producer, and ardent philanthropist Andrew Lloyd Webber at its annual Gala, which will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street. (more...)
VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Releases Video Of 'A Kappella' Contest Winners Live On Stage VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Releases Video Of 'A Kappella' Contest Winners Live On Stage
by Stage Tube on April 19, 2018

Kinky Boots is thrilled to announce the winners of the "A Kappella" contest with the release of this special video showcasing two a cappella groups - The Cat's Pajamas and Backtrack. (more...)
VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Theater Latte Da's FIVE POINTS VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Theater Latte Da's FIVE POINTS
by Stage Tube on April 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld is going inside Theater Latte Da's world premiere musical FIVE POINTS. Check out the cast in action in the video below! (more...)
'Broadwaysted' Welcomes Broadway Legend Liz Callaway 'Broadwaysted' Welcomes Broadway Legend Liz Callaway
by Broadwaysted on April 19, 2018

This week on Broadwaysted, we're thrilled to be welcoming the Godfather of the Broadway Mix Belt, the hilarious and incredible Liz Callaway! We're pouring out white wine and Maker's Mark while Liz spills about her passionate love of the Mets, singing back-up vocals on 'The Nanny' theme song, and her amazing career working with many of the masters of Musical Theatre. (more...)