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COME FROM AWAY Cast and Creatives Announced for BroadwayCon PanelCOME FROM AWAY Cast and Creatives Announced for BroadwayCon Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

The full lineup of the Come From Away Show Spotlight at BroadwayCon has been announced. Moderated by Mo Rocca, this Come From Away panel will feature Irene Sankoff (Book, Music, Lyrics), David Hein (Book, Music, Lyrics), Kelly Devine (Musical Staging), Christopher Ashley (Director), Ian Eisendrath (Music Coordinator & Arranger), Petrina Bromley (Bonnie & others), Geno Carr (Oz & others), Jenn Colella (Beverley & others), Alex Finke (Janice & others), De'Lon Grant (Bob & others), Joel Hatch (Claude & others), Chad Kimball (Kevin T & others), Caesar Samayoa (Kevin J & others), Q. Smith (Hannah & others), Astrid Van Wieren (Beulah & others), Sharon Wheatley (Diane & others) in conversation on the journey from Gander to Broadway. (more...)

Schedule Announced for BroadwayCon Industry DaySchedule Announced for BroadwayCon Industry Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced the BroadwayCon Industry Day schedule. BroadwayCon Industry Day is a one-day conference for theatre professionals, featuring panels and discussions exploring new and innovative ways to engage with Broadway's biggest fans. Curated by Situation, BroadwayCon Industry Day will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayCon.com/IndustryDay. (more...)

Original Production of FOLLIES Will Reunite at BroadwayCon 2018Original Production of FOLLIES Will Reunite at BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

The original production of Follies will reunite at BroadwayCon 2018, ahead of the original Broadway production's 47th anniversary. Moderated by Jennifer Ashley Tepper (The Untold Stories of Broadway), Follies: The Original Production Reunion will bring together Steve Boockvor (original cast), Ted Chapin (original production assistant, author of Everything Was Possible), Mary Jane Houdina (original Young Hattie, assistant to Bennett), Denise Pence (original swing), Kurt Peterson (original Young Ben), and Jonathan Tunick (orchestration) and more as they share stories about when life was fun but oh so intense. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Has SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Found Its Broadway Home?Rialto Chatter: Has SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Found Its Broadway Home?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 14, 2017

Summer, the new musical based on the life and career of disco diva, Donna Summer, is currently delighting audiences at La Jolla Playhouse, but has the bio-musical already found its Broadway home? (more...)

FROZEN Creators to Go Behind the Scenes at BroadwayCon 2018FROZEN Creators to Go Behind the Scenes at BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced today that Disney Theatrical's new Broadway musical Frozen has joined the BroadwayCon 2018 lineup. (more...)

BroadwayCon Announces 2018 Programming for Young Pros, Fans, Creators and MoreBroadwayCon Announces 2018 Programming for Young Pros, Fans, Creators and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced the programming schedule for BroadwayCon 2018 on January 26-28, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. (more...)

CAROUSEL, BRIGADOON to Screen at Paley Center as Part of BroadwayConCAROUSEL, BRIGADOON to Screen at Paley Center as Part of BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that it has partnered with The Paley Center for Media to offer free screenings of some of musical theatre's best moments on television as part of the The Road to BroadwayCon: From the Comfort of Your Living Room - Treasures of Network Television. (more...)

BWW Review: SUMMER at La Jolla PlayhouseBWW Review: SUMMER at La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Dec 2, 2017

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is playing at the La Jolla Playhouse through December 24th. For tickets and show time information go to www.lajollaplayhouse.org (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Original Cast, Creatives Set for IN THE HEIGHTS Reunion at BroadwayConLin-Manuel Miranda & Original Cast, Creatives Set for IN THE HEIGHTS Reunion at BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced today that the Tony Award-winning original Broadway cast and creative team of IN THE HEIGHTS will reunite at BroadwayCon 2018 for a 10th Anniversary Reunion. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Noah Galvin and More Set for BroadwayCon PanelDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Noah Galvin and More Set for BroadwayCon Panel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced today that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen returns to BroadwayCon 2018. Featuring Steven Levenson (Book) and Noah Galvin (the current Evan Hansen) in conversation, this Dear Evan Hansen panel will take BroadwayCon attendees behind the scenes of the hit show. (more...)

BWW Review: Donna Summer Receives Royal Treatment in SUMMER at La Jolla PlayhouseBWW Review: Donna Summer Receives Royal Treatment in SUMMER at La Jolla Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Nov 27, 2017

others/directed by Des McAnuff/choreography by Sergio Trujillo/music supervision by Ron Melrose/La Jolla Playhouse, Mandell Weiss Theatre/extended through December 24 The world premiere musical SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical currently onstage at the Mandell Weiss Theatre of the La Jolla Playhouse, extended again through December 24, is a kaleidascope of fun and a feast for the eyes and ears for every Donna Summer fan. Born in 1948 LaDonna Adrian Gaines who eventually became the Queen of Disco used to skip high school classes in Boston Massachusetts and take the bus to New York to audition. She landed her first professional gig in the rock musical Hair and performed it in Munich where she created a sensation. Her hit song 'I Feel Love' brought her back to the US...and the rest is history. (more...)

Review Roundup: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Opens at La Jolla PlayhouseReview Roundup: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Opens at La Jolla Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Nov 21, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse's world premiere of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, featuring songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and others; book by Robert Cary, Colman Domingo and Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys); with direction by Des McAnuff;choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis); and musical direction by Ron Melrose, is running through December 24. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/14/2017 - 11/21/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 11/14/2017 - 11/21/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/14/2017 - 11/21/2017. (more...)

Robert Hartwell Launches 2018 Tour of The Broadway Collective Master ClassRobert Hartwell Launches 2018 Tour of The Broadway Collective Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Broadway veteran and Original Broadway Cast member of the Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, Robert Hartwell launches the 3rd season of The Broadway Collective a traveling, multi-disciplinary musical theatre master class. (more...)

A Look Inside a Broadway Dance Workshop with Ariana deBoseA Look Inside a Broadway Dance Workshop with Ariana deBose
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 17, 2017

Take a look inside of an inspiring dance class taught by Ariana DeBose thanks to Broadway Artists Connection and Theatre Arts School of San Diego. When Ariana DeBose comes into the room, she is radiates a genuine warmth and enthusiasm, with a smile to match. You can tell that DeBose is just as excited to teach as this group is to be taught. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 16th, 2017 - 'SCHOOL GIRLS', THE MAD ONES and HOT MESS Open Off-Broadway!BWW Morning Brief November 16th, 2017 - 'SCHOOL GIRLS', THE MAD ONES and HOT MESS Open Off-Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY opens tonight at MCC Theater and more! (more...)

Photo Exclusive: First Look at LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever in New Donna Summer Musical at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Exclusive: First Look at LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever in New Donna Summer Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces another week-long extension for its world premiere of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, featuring songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and others; book by Robert Cary, Colman Domingo and Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys); with direction by Des McAnuff;choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis); and musical direction by Ron Melrose. The production will now run through December 24. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ariana Debose Brings Some SUMMER to San DiegoBWW Interview: Ariana Debose Brings Some SUMMER to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 13, 2017

Ariana has brought her colossal talent to the La Jolla Playhouse in their new musical in SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, playing through December 17th. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Ben Fankhauser, Lesli Margherita & More Set for BROADWAY LOVES DEMI LOVATO at 54 BelowJennifer Damiano, Ben Fankhauser, Lesli Margherita & More Set for BROADWAY LOVES DEMI LOVATO at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The Broadway Loves series makes its return to Feinstein's/54 Below on February 18th when over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate Grammy nominee and multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato. The concerts will be musically directed and produced by Benjamin Rauhala. (more...)

SPONGEBOB Musical to Bring Bikini Bottom to BroadwayCon This WinterSPONGEBOB Musical to Bring Bikini Bottom to BroadwayCon This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that SpongeBob SquarePants joins BroadwayCon 2018. As part of MainStage programming, this SpongeBob SquarePants panel will feature a conversation with the cast and creative team on their journey from Bikini Bottom to Broadway. (more...)

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