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VIDEOS: Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Mia Cherise Hall's Journey to the To Photo Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Mia Cherise Hall's Journey to the Top
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on June 11, 2021 in New Orleans

Congratulations to Mia Cherise Hall, the college winner of Next on Stage! Look back at her journey throughout the competition from week 1 to the grand finale.
VIDEOS: Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Jackson Perry's Path to Victory Photo Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Jackson Perry's Path to Victory
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on June 11, 2021 in New Orleans

Congratulations to Jackson Perry, the high school winner of Next on Stage season 3! Look back at his journey throughout the competition from week 1 to the grand finale.
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Names Anwar Nasir as Executive Director Photo Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Names Anwar Nasir as Executive Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 10, 2021 in New Orleans

The Board of Directors of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra announced today that Anwar Nasir—a celebrated leader at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl, Omaha Symphony, and Atlanta Ballet and a coveted speaker at national arts and music conferences—has been named the organization’s next Executive Director, effective July 19. 
VIDEOS: Get Ready For Matthew Morrison on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday Photo VIDEOS: Get Ready For Matthew Morrison on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday
by Team BWW on June 10, 2021 in New Orleans

Matthew Morrison is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before his show on Sunday!
VIDEO: Our Next on Stage Contestants Sing from DEAR EVAN HANSEN! Photo VIDEO: Our Next on Stage Contestants Sing from DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on June 10, 2021 in New Orleans

Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 returns tonight with our finale episode of season 3 in our online musical theatre singing competition sponsored by The International College of Musical Theatre. Our high school and college contestants came together to sing You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen as our opening number!
VIDEO: Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 Winners Announced - Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 Winners Announced - Watch Now!
by Team BWW on June 10, 2021 in New Orleans

Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 returns tonight with our finale episode of season 3 in our online musical theatre singing competition sponsored by The International College of Musical Theatre.
Laura Bell Bundy Joins Our June Stage Door Masterclass Lineup Photo Laura Bell Bundy Joins Our June Stage Door Masterclasses Lineup
by Team BWW on June 09, 2021 in New Orleans

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Wicked) will join the BroadwayWorld Stage Door masterclass lineup in June!
Last Chance to Vote for Next on Stage Finale! Photo Last Chance to Vote for Next on Stage Finale!
by Team BWW on June 09, 2021 in New Orleans

Don't miss your chance to vote for the Broadway's Next on Stage winners! Who do you want to win season 3? Place your vote before tonight, June 9 (11:59pm ET) for the High School and College winners.
Comedian John Crist Announces Dates For His 2021 JOHN CRIST: FRESH CUTS COMEDY T Photo Comedian John Crist Announces Dates For His 2021 JOHN CRIST: FRESH CUTS COMEDY TOUR
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 07, 2021 in New Orleans

John Crist announced today his 2021 John Crist: Fresh Cuts Comedy Tour that will have John embarking on a 100-show tour all over the country.
Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition Returns for Season 2! Photo Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition Returns for Season 2!
by Team BWW on June 10, 2021 in New Orleans

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition is back for Season 2 sponsored by LaDuca Shoes! Inspired by your favorite network TV dancing contests, BroadwayWorld is inviting high school and college aged students to submit videos of themselves performing to a song from the musical theatre canon to enter the competition.
Adrianna Hicks, Matthew Morrison, & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Ev Photo Hicks, Morrison & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Events
by Team BWW on June 07, 2021 in New Orleans

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home! This week includes Matthew Morrison on The Seth Concert Series, a masterclass with Adrianna Hicks, and our 54 Below On Demand offerings!
Voting Now Open for the Finale of Broadway's Next on Stage! Photo Voting Now Open for the Finale of Broadway's Next on Stage!
by Team BWW on June 07, 2021 in New Orleans

Our contestants are back for one more time this week with brand new performances after making it through to the finale! Which contestant do you want to win? Make sure your favorite takes home the crown by voting before Wednesday, June 9 (11:59pm). Our season 3 winners will be announced on Thursday, June 9.
Prospect New Orleans Announces Partnership With The New Orleans African American Photo Prospect New Orleans Announces Partnership With The New Orleans African American Museum
by Stephi Wild on June 02, 2021 in New Orleans

Prospect New Orleans has announced that its Hancock Whitney Welcome Center for P.5 will be sited at the New Orleans African American Museum. The P.5 Hancock Whitney Welcome Center is part of a broad partnership between Prospect and NOAAM during the Prospect.5 cycle.
BWW Review: HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR at BB's Stage Door Cantee Photo BWW Review: HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR at BB's Stage Door Canteen At The National WWII Museum
by Heidi Scheuermann on May 31, 2021 in New Orleans

When you experience HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, you are treated to an intimate hour and a half of Hedy talking you through her life, and introducing you to all of the important people she met along the way that helped to shape her and the different directions in which she ventured. She introduces you to her father who encouraged her to think, her mother who taught her the importance of discipline, her first husband Fritz Mandl from whom she learned the ins and outs of munitions simply by being a fly on the wall in their own home, George Antheil who was a composer and her partner in the invention of The Secret Communication System, and many more.
What Questions Do You Have About Live Theater's Return? Photo What Questions Do You Have About Live Theater's Return?
by Alan Henry on May 24, 2021 in New Orleans

What do you want to know about live theater's return? Let us know and our industry experts may answer your question in our next article!
The Strand Theatre of Shreveport Will Reopen This Weekend With Dance Performance Photo The Strand Theatre of Shreveport Will Reopen This Weekend With Dance Performances
by Stephi Wild on May 19, 2021 in New Orleans

The Strand Theatre of Shreveport is reopening beginning this weekend with a series of performances from various dance groups. On May 22, Power & Grace School of Performing Arts will present three performances of 'Dance Brings Us Together.'
Bianca Del Rio UNSANITIZED Comedy Tour Announced, Tickets On Sale This Friday Photo Bianca Del Rio UNSANITIZED Comedy Tour Announced, Tickets On Sale This Friday
by Alexa Criscitiello on May 17, 2021 in New Orleans

Comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio announces her Unsanitized Comedy Tour which hits 26 cities this Fall. Tickets on sale Friday, May 21 at 10am local time at thebiancadelrio.com.
BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with GIRLS Photo Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with GIRLS5EVA!
by Ben Rimalower on May 17, 2021 in New Orleans

In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the new Peacock comedy Girls5eva starring Sara Bareilles, Busy Phillips, Paula Pell, and Renée Elise Goldsberry. They also talk about Tina Fey, Andrew Rannells, Gavin Creel, Jennifer Simard, Bowen Yang, Vanessa Williams, Jean Smart, Dolly Parton, and Ann Dowd.
BWW Interview: Shane Stewart of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Playmakers Baton Ro Photo BWW Interview: Shane Stewart of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Playmakers Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett on May 13, 2021 in New Orleans

Despite the challenges COVID-19 has created for theatre artisans, Playmakers Baton Rouge will see a return to live theatre in its outdoor production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.
Musicals Return To The Stage In Jefferson Performing Arts Society's 44th Season Photo Musicals Return To The Stage In Jefferson Performing Arts Society's 44th Season
by Alexa Criscitiello on May 06, 2021 in New Orleans

Jefferson Performing Arts Society will open its first full season since 2019 with Yasmina Reza's The God of Carnage at Westwego Performing Arts Theatre on September 17, 2021.
BWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT Provides Spirited Laughs at Theatre Baton Rouge Photo BWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT Provides Spirited Laughs at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett on May 06, 2021 in New Orleans

Historically, Noel Coward’s BLITHE SPIRIT has been a regular favorite from the West End to Broadway and beyond, with no signs of stopping after seeing the running production on Theatre Baton Rouge’s stage. Directed by Clay Donaldson, the evening was a welcome respite from the 'real world,' providing moments of laugh-out-loud effervescence that are much needed during a pandemic.
Columbia Theatre Will Pause Large Productions For the Summer Photo Columbia Theatre Will Pause Large Productions For the Summer
by Stephi Wild on April 28, 2021 in New Orleans

The Columbia Theatre will pause productions for the summer. Artistic Director Jim Winter revealed that the theatre will use this time to host some local dance shows, who typically rent out the space in May and June.
Get the Most Out of Your Theater Content with BroadwayWorld+ and BroadwayWorld+ Photo Get the Most Out of Your Theater Content with BroadwayWorld+ and BroadwayWorld+ Pro!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on April 22, 2021 in New Orleans

There are now more ways than ever to enjoy the Broadway content you love, the way you want it! BroadwayWorld has not one, but two new ways to stay up to date on all things theatre- BroadwayWorld+ and BroadwayWorld+ Pro.
What's On Stage This Summer? Check Out Our Guide To Theatre Across The Country! Photo What's On Stage This Summer? Check Out Our Guide To Theatre Across The Country!
by Alan Henry on April 24, 2021 in New Orleans

We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!
HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, FROZEN and More Announced for 2021-2022 Hancock Whitney Br Photo HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, FROZEN and More Announced for 2021-2022 Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz on April 15, 2021 in New Orleans

Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans has announced that Broadway performances are scheduled to recommence at the Saenger Theatre in November 2021.  The upcoming season, which will feature the return of HAMILTON in 2022, includes TOOTSIE, CATS, HADESTOWN, Disney’s FROZEN, ANASTASIA and MEAN GIRLS.