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NAAP & Prospect Theater to Present Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN in ConcertNAAP & Prospect Theater to Present Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

The American Theatre Wing Raises A Record-Breaking $1.2M at Centennial GalaThe American Theatre Wing Raises A Record-Breaking $1.2M at Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its Centennial Gala, held last night at Cipriani 42nd Street, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $1.2 million (besting the previous record, which was set in 2016, by more than $400k), with an online Charitybuzz.com auction and a once-in-a-lifetime Prizeo sweepstakes package featuring Neil Patrick Harris continuing through the end of September. (more...)

IMPACT Rep's Jamal Joseph Receives AEA's 2017 Paul Robeson Citation AwardIMPACT Rep's Jamal Joseph Receives AEA's 2017 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jamal Joseph, Executive Artistic director/co-founder of IMPACT REPERTORY THEATRE has been named the 2017 recipient of the PAUL ROBESON CITATION AWARD by Actors' Equity Foundation and Actors' Equity Association. Joseph will receive his reward at the Association's Eastern Regional Board Meeting on September 25, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: The Inaugural CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Celebrated the Best in Dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in FilmBWW Review: The Inaugural CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Celebrated the Best in Dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in Film
by Sondra Forsyth - Sep 13, 2017

During a historic evening that was by turns a star-studded celebration of dance and a solemn remembrance of 9/11, the inaugural Chita Rivera Awards offered both joy and solace to the packed house at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 11th 2017. (more...)

Peel the Power! BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL Flies to London this ChristmasPeel the Power! BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL Flies to London this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Bananaman, the Man-of-Peel, is a unique member of the superhero ranks. Our handsome hero may have a jaw line you can see from space and sport the snazziest of tight lycra outfits, but this superhero has 'the muscles of 20 men and the brain of 20 mussels.' Which isn't much. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, Tony Yazbeck and More to Present at 2017 Chita Rivera AwardsDavid Hyde Pierce, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, Tony Yazbeck and More to Present at 2017 Chita Rivera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The 2017 Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on September 11, 2017, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner and hosted by Two-time Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth. Produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins in association with Patricia Watt, the Chita Rivera Awards have announced award presenters today. (more...)

Baayork Lee Teams with Producer Elliott Masie on eStudio GOLD MOUNTAIN ProjectBaayork Lee Teams with Producer Elliott Masie on eStudio GOLD MOUNTAIN Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Imagine the future of theater development: Actor and director in one city. More actors, playwright, and musical director in another city. Link them with real time video, sound, and 360-degree collaboration. That's the eStudio fantasy, and it came true recently for the National Asian Artists Project's (NAAP's) Gold Mountain Project. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Launches 30 & Under Membership ProgramProspect Theater Company Launches 30 & Under Membership Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Prospect Theater Company has announced a new 30 & Under Membership Program, which provides access to specially-priced reserved tickets to Prospect's award-winning programming, as well as other benefits.  (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This FallNew Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MISS SAIGON Sings for Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists ProjectPhoto Coverage: MISS SAIGON Sings for Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists Project
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Aug 7, 2017

Last night was one of those special kind of evenings in Manhattan. Members of the Broadway Cast of MISS SAIGON gave up their night off, to perform and raise money for NAAP (National Asian Artists Project). The conceit was the cast sing 'whatever they want' … and it worked. The young, attractive company of the current revival are very talented and events like these are always a reminder of how deeply gifted each individual member of a  company must, in order be to be able to explode with such power together, nightly, on the stage of the Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Charles Pang and Jessica Wu to Lead NY Premiere of Chinese Classic ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBERCharles Pang and Jessica Wu to Lead NY Premiere of Chinese Classic ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Bob Ost of Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, have announced the complete casting for the N.Y. premiere of Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Cast and Vets Will Unite to Benefit National Asian Artists ProjectMISS SAIGON Cast and Vets Will Unite to Benefit National Asian Artists Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

On August 6 (8PM) the Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue) will welcome the cast of Miss Saigon on Broadway in a special benefit for the National Asian Artists Project. (more...)

BWW TV: Here We Go Again! Go Inside Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl!BWW TV: Here We Go Again! Go Inside Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2017

Summer wouldn't be the same in Los Angeles without the Hollywood Bowl's annual offering of a star-studded Broadway musical; and this year will be no different when the mega-hit Mamma Mia! getting ready to ignite on one of the world's most iconic stages July 28 - 30.  BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling dropped in at rehearsals earlier this week to get a sneak peek at rehearsals and to speak with members of the cast.  Featured in Mamma Mia! are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Jaime Camil as Sam, Tisha-Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, Hamish Linklater as Harry, Jennifer Nettles as Donna, and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Announces THE MAD ONES and More for 2017-18 SeasonProspect Theater Company Announces THE MAD ONES and More for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) has announced its 2017-2018 season, featuring premiere productions of Kait Kerriganand Brian Lowdermilk's The Mad Ones, and Jason Grote and Marisa Michelson's One Thousand Nights and One Day. (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical ExtravaganzaInterview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood BowlTisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This FallImmersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Stars to Sing for National Asian Artists Project at The Green Room 42MISS SAIGON Stars to Sing for National Asian Artists Project at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The cast of Miss Saigon on Broadway will be live at The Green Room 42, singing 'whatever they want' to benefit the National Asian Artists Project on August 6 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND Celebrates Opening Night Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

In a time when issues of immigration, assimilation, xenophobia, and socio-economic upheaval are more present than ever, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will bring to the stage a reimagined version of Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek's Amerike-The Golden Land, a musical journey of the immigration experience. Playing at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, across from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, from which the story has taken inspiration, this limited Off Broadway engagement opened last night and will run through August 6th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Jeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli and More to Work with Educators for 2017 Freddie G FellowshipJeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli and More to Work with Educators for 2017 Freddie G Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the U.S., and (for the first year Australia), will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 8th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 12th - 15th.  (more...)

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