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Carmen Cusack to Return for BRIGHT STAR at the Ahmanson This FallCarmen Cusack to Return for BRIGHT STAR at the Ahmanson This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced that Carmen Cusack will reprise her Tony- nominated role as Alice Murphy in 'Bright Star' at the Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

All-Local Cast Assembled for DCPA's FIRST DATEAll-Local Cast Assembled for DCPA's FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces an all local cast for the upcoming production of FIRST DATE, playing The Garner Galleria Theatre November 11, 2017 through April 22, 2018. Tickets start at $35 and go on sale to the public August 11 at denvercenter.org. (more...)

62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) tonight, June 4th. (more...)

The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winnerChristopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Creative Nominees Pose at the Drama Desk Awards Reception!Photo Coverage: Creative Nominees Pose at the Drama Desk Awards Reception!
by Jennifer Broski - May 11, 2017

Awards season continues! Just yesterday Drama Desk nominees gathered at the New York Marriott Marquis Manhattan Ballroom to meet for the first time. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion and we're bringing you portraits of nominees from the creative categories below!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2017 Drama Desk Nominees Pose for Candids at ReceptionPhoto Coverage: 2017 Drama Desk Nominees Pose for Candids at Reception
by Linda Lenzi - May 10, 2017

Several Drama Desk nominees met the press today at the New York Marriott Marquis Manhattan Ballroom and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the event. (more...)

Seattle Rep Celebrates COME FROM AWAY's Tony Nominations, New Play DevelopmentSeattle Rep Celebrates COME FROM AWAY's Tony Nominations, New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre celebrates the multiple Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Drama League Award nominations of the world-premiere production Come From Away, now playing the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Celebrates COME FROM AWAY, INDECENT Tony NominationsLa Jolla Playhouse Celebrates COME FROM AWAY, INDECENT Tony Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse has announced that the world-premiere, Playhouse-born productions of Come From Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff and direction by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, and Indecent, by Paula Vogel, have both received multiple Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Obie and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for their subsequent Broadway and/or Off-Broadway productions this season. (more...)

Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muńoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Jenn Colella and Real Life COME FROM AWAY Pilot Beverley Bass Chat Bond Between Performer and Character InspirationJenn Colella and Real Life COME FROM AWAY Pilot Beverley Bass Chat Bond Between Performer and Character Inspiration
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2017

COME FROM AWAY is a story that touches on many lives, but a select few in particular. For the most part, the characters represent a collection of individuals, but one character in particular is based on a remarkable woman. Jenn Colella portrays Beverley Bass, a female pilot and an all-around pioneer. (more...)

Broadway By Design: Beowulf Boritt and Toni-Leslie James Bring COME FROM AWAY from Page to StageBroadway By Design: Beowulf Boritt and Toni-Leslie James Bring COME FROM AWAY from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 16, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Beowulf Boritt and Toni-Leslie James , who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's big story about a small town, COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

Photo Coverage: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates Cast Album Release with CD Signing at Barnes and NoblePhoto Coverage: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates Cast Album Release with CD Signing at Barnes and Noble
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 7, 2017

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY celebrated the release of the original Broadway cast recording of Come From Away with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the Come From Away cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

COME FROM AWAY to Play Winnipeg in January 2018, Prior to Toronto 2018 EngagementCOME FROM AWAY to Play Winnipeg in January 2018, Prior to Toronto 2018 Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Canadian-written new musical COME FROM AWAY, a sold-out smash hit in Toronto and newly opened to great reviews and sold-out houses on Broadway, is set to take Winnipeg by storm, filling in the much-anticipated Royal MTC Mainstage Slot Three for the 2017/18 season. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Company Will Sign Cast Recordings and Perform at Barnes & Noble on April 7COME FROM AWAY Company Will Sign Cast Recordings and Perform at Barnes & Noble on April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY will celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St at Lexington Avenue) on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 4.30 PM. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the COME FROM AWAY cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. (more...)

BWW Review: Exhilarating New Musical COME FROM AWAY Celebrates The HelpersBWW Review: Exhilarating New Musical COME FROM AWAY Celebrates The Helpers
by Michael Dale - Mar 12, 2017

'Look for the helpers,' Fred Rogers would say. 'When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'' (more...)

MTI  Acquires Licensing Rights for COME FROM AWAYMTI Acquires Licensing Rights for COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions (Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost) announced that theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured the worldwide licensing rights to Irene Sankoff & David Hein's COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Has His Tickets to COME FROM AWAYCanadian Prime Minister Trudeau Has His Tickets to COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Toronto Metro News is reporting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon be on his way to Broadway to see one of theatre's newcomers COME FROM AWAY. Trudeau tweeted that he has tickets for himself and his wife on March 15 and he is looking forward 'to showing New Yorkers Canada at its best.' (more...)

Full 2018 Mirvish Season Announced: COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and More!Full 2018 Mirvish Season Announced: COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

After a sold-out, standing-room-only Toronto engagement from November 2016, through January 2017, COME FROM AWAY will return to Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre in a new Canadian production beginning performances Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Plane Has Landed! First Look at Jenn Colella and More in COME FROM AWAY on BroadwayPhoto Flash: The Plane Has Landed! First Look at Jenn Colella and More in COME FROM AWAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The new Broadway musical Come From Away is currently in previews at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and officially opens Sunday, March 12, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Inside the Studio for the COME FROM AWAY Cast AlbumSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Inside the Studio for the COME FROM AWAY Cast Album
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions recently announced that The Musical Company will release the original Broadway cast recording of the much-anticipated new musical Come From Away. Watch a sneak peek of the cast recording the album! (more...)

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