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COME FROM AWAY Team to Talk Journey from Gander to Broadway in BroadwayCon PanelCOME FROM AWAY Team to Talk Journey from Gander to Broadway in BroadwayCon Panel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away joins BroadwayCon 2018. As part of MainStage programming, this Come From Away panel will feature a conversation with the cast and creative team on the journey from Gander to Broadway. (more...)

BroadwayCon 2018 Industry Day Tickets Now on SaleBroadwayCon 2018 Industry Day Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that tickets for BroadwayCon Industry Day are now on sale. (more...)

Sydney Lucas and More Join 'A Kids' Eye-View of Fun Home' Panel at BroadwayConSydney Lucas and More Join 'A Kids' Eye-View of Fun Home' Panel at BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

BroadwayCon's star-studded lineup continues to grow, including ten of the young actors who starred in Fun Home. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed BirneyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

CMT San Jose Announces 50th Anniversary SeasonCMT San Jose Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, announced its 50th Anniversary season of shows. (more...)

Liz Callaway, Donna Lynne Champlin, Michael John LaChiusa and More Join Slew of Stars at BroadwayCon 2018Liz Callaway, Donna Lynne Champlin, Michael John LaChiusa and More Join Slew of Stars at BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

BroadwayCon's star-studded lineup continues to grow, including the original voice of the hit animated movie 'Anastasia,' fan favorite Paula from the CW's 'Crazy Ex Girlfriend,' and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Will Roland Inspires and Mentors the Students of Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: Will Roland Inspires and Mentors the Students of Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

This past Sunday, Will Roland led a song interpretation Master Class for a few lucky students of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia MurneyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia Murney
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 24, 2017

On Monday, July 24, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Julia Murney. Murney discusses growing up in New York City where she attended La Guardia High school during the year and the famed Stagedoor Manor during the summer. (more...)

BroadwayCon 2018 Calls for Fan Program IdeasBroadwayCon 2018 Calls for Fan Program Ideas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced the annual Call for Programming is now open! Broadway fans are invited to submit programming proposals for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance ResortActing Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre LabAlex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor Therapy Begins New Summer Intensive WorkshopsLindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor Therapy Begins New Summer Intensive Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Acclaimed actor training ground Actor Therapy expands today to two summer programs: one, COLLEGE PREP, geared towards teens preparing for college admissions and a second, NEW YORK OR BUST, for newcomer performers looking to make their mark in The Big Apple. (more...)

BWW Review:  In Anne Kauffman's Incisive Encores! Production, ASSASSINS Seems More Relevant Than EverBWW Review: In Anne Kauffman's Incisive Encores! Production, ASSASSINS Seems More Relevant Than Ever
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2017

A folk-singing black man with an optimistic view of America looks back at our nation's history of angry white people finding no better way to cope with their grievances than by firing a gun at the president. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's ASSASSINSReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's ASSASSINS
by Review Roundups - Jul 13, 2017

Encores! Off-Center kicks off the 2017 season with Assassins! The trigger-happy squad assembled for Assassins, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence, will star Steven Boyer(John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman(Giuseppe Zangara), Victoria Clark(Sara Jane Moore), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton(The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan(Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro. (more...)

Photo Flash: ASSASSINS Tries Out Another National Anthem to Launch Encores! Off-Center SeasonPhoto Flash: ASSASSINS Tries Out Another National Anthem to Launch Encores! Off-Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Encores! Off-Center kicks off the 2017 season with Assassins! The trigger-happy squad assembled for Assassins, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence, will star Steven Boyer(John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman(Giuseppe Zangara), Victoria Clark (Sara Jane Moore), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton(The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan(Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro. (more...)

BWW TV: ASSASSINS Takes Aim at Encores! Watch Highlights!BWW TV: ASSASSINS Takes Aim at Encores! Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2017

Encores! Off-Center kicks off the 2017 season with Assassins! The trigger-happy squad assembled for Assassins, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence, will star Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman(Giuseppe Zangara), Victoria Clark (Sara Jane Moore), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton(The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan(Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Chris McCarrell and More Join the BroadwayCon 2018 Line UpSierra Boggess, Chris McCarrell and More Join the BroadwayCon 2018 Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

BroadwayCon has just announed that Sierra Boggess, Drew Gasparini, Rodney Hicks, Patrick Hinds, and Chris McCarrell have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan SayerThe Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

Understudies from HELLO, DOLLY!, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, ANASTASIA, HAMILTON and More Slated for July AT THIS PERFORMANCE...Understudies from HELLO, DOLLY!, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, ANASTASIA, HAMILTON and More Slated for July AT THIS PERFORMANCE...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to be held on Monday, July 10th at the series' new home, The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 8 PM. (more...)

BWW TV: They've Got the Right! Watch Highlights from Encores! ASSASSINS in RehearsalBWW TV: They've Got the Right! Watch Highlights from Encores! ASSASSINS in Rehearsal
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 5, 2017

Encores! Off-Center kicks off the 2017 season with Assassins! The trigger-happy squad assembled for Assassins, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence, will star Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman (Giuseppe Zangara), Victoria Clark (Sara Jane Moore), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton (The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan(Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro. (more...)

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