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WATCH: Our Next on Stage Winners, Terrence and Willem, Chat with Richard Ridge! Photo WATCH: Our Next on Stage Winners, Terrence and Willem, Chat with Richard Ridge!
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2020 in Madison

Our Next on Stage winners, Terrence Bogan and Willem Butler, are stopping by to chat with Richard Ridge today at 12pm ET! Tune in!
Danielle Crim Will Takeover Overture Center's Instagram Account Tomorrow Photo Danielle Crim Will Takeover Overture Center's Instagram Account Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk on July 06, 2020 in Madison

Overture Center announced that singer-songwriter Danielle Crim will be taking over their Instagram account tomorrow. Danielle was the 2018 Teen winner of Overture's Rising Stars. 
Megan Hilty, Norm Lewis, & Cheyenne Jackson Join Seth Concert Series For LIVE Pe Photo Megan Hilty, Norm Lewis, & Cheyenne Jackson Join Seth Concert Series For LIVE Performances
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2020 in Madison

Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, and Cheyenne Jackson will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
VIDEOS: Watch Next on Stage Winner Terrence Bogan's Path to Victory Photo VIDEOS: Watch Next on Stage Winner Terrence Bogan's Path to Victory
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2020 in Madison

Terrence Bogan, a 2020 graduate of Mark T. Sheehan High School, has been crowned the high school winner of our first-ever singing competition, Next on Stage!
VIDEOS: Watch Next on Stage Winner Willem Butler's Journey to the Top Photo VIDEOS: Watch Next on Stage Winner Willem Butler's Journey to the Top
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2020 in Madison

Willem Butler, a 2022 graduate of Elon University, has been crowned the college winner of our first-ever singing competition, Next on Stage!
VIDEO: The NEXT ON STAGE Winners Announced Photo VIDEO: The NEXT ON STAGE Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk on July 06, 2020 in Madison

We're announcing the winners of our first-ever Next on Stage singing competition! Who will win? Tune in to find out!
BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams- Cole Escola Joins t Photo Broken Records QuaranStreams- Cole Escola Joins to Talk Bernadette Peters Live!
by Ben Rimalower on July 06, 2020 in Madison

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to actor and comedian Cole Escola about 'Bernadette Peters Live from Royal Festival Hall' in London. In this concert, Bernadette performs favorite songs from her career as well as many from the Sondheim catalogue, including numbers from 'Gypsy,' 'Follies,' 'Into the Woods,' 'Passion,' and more. She also sings songs from her album 'I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.' Cole Escola is known worldwide for his legendary Bernadette impression, and can currently be seen starring alongside Amy Sedaris in 'At Home with Amy Sedaris' on TruTV.
Madison Opera's OPERA IN THE PARK Goes Online Photo Madison Opera's OPERA IN THE PARK Goes Online
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2020 in Madison

Madison Opera's Opera in the Park isn't in a park this year, but it will be available for people to enjoy for free in their backyards, in their living rooms, in their kayaks, or anywhere else with an internet connection. The digital concert will be released on Saturday, July 25 at 8pm Central, and can be watched on Madison Opera's website.
QUIZ: Can You Guess the Hamilton Character from These Blurry Images? Photo QUIZ: Can You Guess the Hamilton Character from These Blurry Images?
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2020 in Madison

These Hamilton pictures are a bit blurry... can you figure out which characters they are?
Overture Center Theatre Cancels Performances and Events Through November 2020 Photo Overture Center Theatre Cancels Performances and Events Through November 2020
by BWW News Desk on July 01, 2020 in Madison

Overture Center will take an a?oeintermissiona?? by suspending performances and in-person programs. Overture Center has been closed since March 13, and all performances and other activities are suspended until further notice. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many touring shows are not traveling around the country, which means Overture will not have a presenting season this fall. There will be no public performances through the end of November. 
Win A Ticket To The Seth Concert Series Starring Melissa Errico! Photo Win A Ticket To The Seth Concert Series Starring Melissa Errico!
by BWW Contests on July 01, 2020 in Madison

We're giving two readers a chance to win a ticket to The Seth Rudetsky Concert Series starring Melissa Errico! The winners will receive a ticket to the virtual concert. Enter now!
QUIZ: Match the Lyric to the Hamilton Character! Photo QUIZ: Match the Lyric to the Hamilton Character!
by BWW News Desk on June 30, 2020 in Madison

Think you know your @HamiltonMusical lyrics? Take our latest Hamilton quiz to see how well you do!
How Are Summer Theatre Camps Around the Country Making the Move to Online? Photo How Are Summer Theatre Camps Around the Country Making the Move to Online?
by BWW News Desk on June 30, 2020 in Madison

With social distancing still in place and the safety of campers as their main concerns, what are the country's summer theatre camps doing this summer?
QUIZ: Which Obscure Hamilton Character Are You? Photo QUIZ: Which Obscure Hamilton Character Are You?
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020 in Madison

Are you more of a Samuel Seabury or James Reynolds? Take our latest Hamilton quiz to find out!
Voting Now Open For Final Week Of Broadway's NEXT ON STAGE Photo Voting Now Open For Final Week Of Broadway's NEXT ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020 in Madison

Voting for the final week is now open! The nominees have submitted all new songs for you to listen to before casting your vote!
BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Celebrates HAMILTON Photo Exclusive: Broken Records QuaranStreams Celebrates HAMILTON on Disney+ with Andrea Burns!
by Ben Rimalower on June 29, 2020 in Madison

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Broadway star Andréa Burns about the Tony-winning musical 'In the Heights,' in which she originated the iconic role of Daniela. And in celebration fo the release of Hamilton on Disney+ (July 3), they also discuss the mega-hit musical and its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Andréa has appeared in beloved shows such as 'Songs for a New World,' 'The Nance,' 'The Ritz,' and 'On Your Feet.' She is also currently the Monday guest host on Seth Rudetsky's acclaimed YouTube series 'Stars in the House.'
Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE College Top 3! Photo Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE College Top 3!
by BWW News Desk on June 27, 2020 in Madison

You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 3 in the college category.
VIDEO: The NEXT ON STAGE College Top 3 Announced TONIGHT With Guest Judge Derek Photo VIDEO: The NEXT ON STAGE College Top 3 Announced TONIGHT With Guest Judge Derek Klena!
by BWW News Desk on June 26, 2020 in Madison

This week the judges will review the top 3 performers and provide feedback for them to use in their next performances which will be voted on by the public next week.
QUIZ: Only People Who Had a Hamilton Phase Can Get an A+ on This Trivia Quiz Photo QUIZ: Only People Who Had a Hamilton Phase Can Get an A+ on This Trivia Quiz
by BWW News Desk on June 25, 2020 in Madison

All of this hype for #Hamilfilm is making us feel like it's 2015 again! So many #Ham4Ham episodes and memorizing the entire show... take our ultimate Hamilton Phase quiz and see how well you do!
Forward Theater Announces Changes to Productions in 2020-21 Photo Forward Theater Announces Changes to Productions in 2020-21
by BWW News Desk on June 25, 2020 in Madison

In response to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, Overture Center for the Arts announced today the suspension of all performances through November 2020. As a result, Forward Theater has announced a revised plan for their September production of The Lifespan of a Fact, the November production of 45 Plays for America's First Ladies and more.
VIDEO: The NEXT ON STAGE High School Top 3 Announced TONIGHT With Guest Judge De Photo VIDEO: The NEXT ON STAGE High School Top 3 Announced TONIGHT With Guest Judge Derek Klena!
by BWW News Desk on June 25, 2020 in Madison

This week the judges will review the top 3 performers and provide feedback for them to use in their next performances which will be voted on by the public next week.
Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE High School Top 3! Photo Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE High School Top 3!
by BWW News Desk on June 26, 2020 in Madison

You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 3 in the high school category.
QUIZ: Everyone is a Combination of Act 1 and Act 2 Hamilton Characters. Which On Photo QUIZ: Everyone is a Combination of Act 1 and Act 2 Hamilton Characters. Which One Are You?
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2020 in Madison

We're getting excited for #Hamilfilm! Are you more of an Alexander/Philip or Laurens/Jefferson? Take our latest Hamilton quiz to find out!
Watch Lea Salonga & Seth Rudetsky Live In Concert (At Home) This Weekend Photo Watch Lea Salonga & Seth Rudetsky Live In Concert (At Home) This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2020 in Madison

Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, Lea Salonga will headline a live concert this weekend, June 28th at 9 AM ET with a replay of the concert will also be available to watch one time only at 8 PM ET!
Voting Now Open For Broadway's NEXT ON STAGE Top 3 Photo Voting Now Open For Broadway's NEXT ON STAGE Top 3
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2020 in Madison

Voting for the top 3 is now open! The nominees have submitted all new songs for you to listen to before casting your vote!