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Broadway/National Tours: Tuck Everlasting, Newsies, Billy in Billy Elliot, Ragtime. Film/TV: "30 Rock," "Veep," "House of Cards," "Law and Order SVU," Disney's Newsies the Musical, and most recently Aaron Fisher in HBO's Paterno starring Al Pacino. Big thanks to my family, MSA, CESD and everyone ... (read more)
 

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Broadway/National Tours: Tuck Everlasting, Newsies, Billy in Billy Elliot, Ragtime. Film/TV: "30 Rock," "Veep," "House of Cards," "Law and Order SVU," Disney's Newsies the Musical, and most recently Aaron Fisher in HBO's Paterno starring Al Pacino. Big thanks to my family, MSA, CESD and everyone ... (read more)
VIDEO: The Cast of West Side Story Talk the Show's Return to Broadway on TODAY VIDEO: The Cast of West Side Story Talk the Show's Return to Broadway on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Stor opens tonight, February 20, at the Broadway Theatre. Isaac Powell, Shereen Pimentel, Dharon Jones and the rest of the young cast stopped by TODAY to talk about the show's return to Broadway. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Look Back at Erika Henningsen's MEAN GIRLS Journey! BWW Flashback: Look Back at Erika Henningsen's MEAN GIRLS Journey!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

This is SO not grool! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Erika Henningsen has set her departure date from Mean Girls on Broadway. The actress announced on Instagram that she will be departing on February 22. To celebrate her incredible run, we're looking back at her journey at North Shore High, from the casting announcement to the D.C. run to Broadway opening and beyond. Check it all out! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/10: Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook in WEST SIDE STORY, and More! Wake Up With BWW 1/10: Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook in WEST SIDE STORY, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2020

Today's top stories: Dharon E. Jones replaces Ben Cook in West Side Story, and more! (more...)

Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook in WEST SIDE STORY Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook in WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

Dharon E. Jones, making his Broadway debut, will succeed actor Ben Cook in the role of 'Riff' in the new Broadway production of West Side Story, producers Scott Rudin/Barry Diller/David Geffen announced today. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Has Broken All-Time Broadway Theatre House Record WEST SIDE STORY Has Broken All-Time Broadway Theatre House Record
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019

Producers Scott Rudin / Barry Diller / David Geffen announced today that the Broadway return of the Jerome Robbins / Arthur Laurents / Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim musical, West Side Story, has once again broken the all-time Broadway Theatre house record for a single week, with a gross of $1,807,025.94. In 7 performances the previous week, West Side Story broke the record (with a gross of $1,497,319) held by Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ($1,479,889.97, established on 12/29/13, for an 8-performance week). (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY Pushes Back Opening Night Breaking News: Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY Pushes Back Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that the highly anticipated Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY will be pushing back its opening night from the previously announced Feb. 6, 2020 until two weeks later on Feb. 20. (more...)

VIDEO: Isaac Powell Sings WEST SIDE STORY's 'Something's Coming' VIDEO: Isaac Powell Sings WEST SIDE STORY's 'Something's Coming'
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Something great is coming! With the Broadway revival of West Side Story currently in previews, the show's very own Tony, Isaac Powell, took to the stage at Live from Here with Chris Thile to perform the show's iconic song 'Something's Coming.' Check out the full performance with this video! (more...)

Up On The Marquee: Something's Coming...WEST SIDE STORY Returns to Broadway! Up On The Marquee: Something's Coming...WEST SIDE STORY Returns to Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2019

West Side Story is now in previews on Broadway. The new production is directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; and for the first time ever in the United States, will feature all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. West Side Story will open on February 6th, 2020 at the Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Meet the Cast of WEST SIDE STORY - Now in Previews on Broadway! Meet the Cast of WEST SIDE STORY - Now in Previews on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

West Side Story is officially in previews on Broadway! The new production is directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; and for the first time ever in the United States, will feature all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. West Side Story will begin previews on December 10, 2019 and open February 6th, 2020 at the Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 12/10: WEST SIDE STORY Begins Previews, BEETLEJUICE Will Close in June, and More! Wake Up With BWW 12/10: WEST SIDE STORY Begins Previews, BEETLEJUICE Will Close in June, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2019

Today's top stories: Beetlejuice will close in June, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of Broadway-Bound WEST SIDE STORY in Rehearsals! VIDEO: Watch the Cast of Broadway-Bound WEST SIDE STORY in Rehearsals!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Something great is coming! Rehearsals are currently underway for this season's Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story, directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove. The new production is directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; and for the first time ever in the United States, will feature all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. West Side Story will begin previews on December 10, 2019 and open February 6th, 2020 at the Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Get A Look Inside Rehearsals For The Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY Get A Look Inside Rehearsals For The Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

Something great is coming! Rehearsals are currently underway for this season's Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story, directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove. Get ready to see the Jets and the Sharks hit the stage with a peek inside the rehearsal room with cast members including Ben Cook, Kevin Csolak and more. Check out these photos! (more...)

BWW Readers Respond to WEST SIDE STORY Revival Cutting 'I Feel Pretty' and the 'Somewhere' Ballet BWW Readers Respond to WEST SIDE STORY Revival Cutting 'I Feel Pretty' and the 'Somewhere' Ballet
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 11, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ivo van Hove has revealed details about the changes he has made for his reimagined production West Side Story is coming to Broadway this season, including cutting two iconic moments from the original production: the 'Somewhere' ballet and 'I Feel Pretty,' making the show run one act, with no intermission. We asked BroadwayWorld readers to speak up about their opinions on these decisions; check out some of the standout answers! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Revival Will Not Include 'I Feel Pretty' and the 'Somewhere' Ballet WEST SIDE STORY Revival Will Not Include 'I Feel Pretty' and the 'Somewhere' Ballet
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2019

Ivo Van Hove's reimagined West Side Story is coming to Broadway this season. In a new interview with Vogue, he has revealed some of the changes he has made, including cutting two iconic moments from the original production. (more...)

Young Guv's GUV I Out Today on Run For Cover Young Guv's GUV I Out Today on Run For Cover
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019

Young Guv's latest endeavor GUV I, delivers a collection of staggeringly poignant and infectious pop tunes which he describes akin to 'people-watching in a foreign country in the morning, trying not to cry from the overwhelming feeling of sadness and happiness.' Another way of putting it; Young Guv songs are about being alone. The album is the first volume of a two part LP series and sees its release today on Run For Cover Records -- details on the second to come. (more...)

Outsider Unveil Full Stream and Track-by-Track Ahead of EP Release and Tour Outsider Unveil Full Stream and Track-by-Track Ahead of EP Release and Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

OUTSIDER will release their debut EP entitled 'When Love Dies' via Flatspot Records on Friday and immediately hit the road. You can hear the full album ahead of release and read a track-by-track rundown from the band (see New Noise premiere).  (more...)

Young Guv Shares New Single and Video For PATTERNS PREVAIL Young Guv Shares New Single and Video For PATTERNS PREVAIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019

Young Guv has revealed his new video and single, 'Patterns Prevail'. He explains, 'the track is a love letter written by my collaborator Aurora Shields, but dissolved into a song. As long as the patterns in the colours of a rainy summer sky mash together with a glowing streetlight continue to prevail in a bittersweet tangerine tone, so do the patterns in the musical notes of yearning and infatuation, of tenderness and chaos, rapture and combustion. Complimentary patterns of the night and day will always prevail. We are all experiencing sadness and happiness through love, and that's the balance of it. That's life, I suppose. (more...)

VIDEO: Ashley Park Joins in R&H Goes Pop with 'Do-Re-Mi' VIDEO: Ashley Park Joins in R&H Goes Pop with 'Do-Re-Mi'
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2019

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization today released the sixth music video in their YouTube Series, 'R&H Goes Pop!' The video features Ashley Park (Mean Girls, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I), putting a contemporary spin on the classic tune 'Do-Re-Mi' from The Sound of Music.  (more...)

Meet the Cast of Broadway's Upcoming Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY! Meet the Cast of Broadway's Upcoming Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

Something great is coming! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the classic Leonard Bernstein musical West Side Story is making its return to Broadway this winter directed by Ivo van Hove, and the revival has found its cast (including 23 Broadway debuts!) In honor of the occasion, we've getting to know the production's cast of Jets and Sharks! Check it all out below! (more...)

Breaking: Isaac Powell & Shereen Pimentel Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced! Breaking: Isaac Powell & Shereen Pimentel Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by Alan Henry - Jul 10, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that the previously announce revival of beloved musical West Side Story will begin previews on Dec. 10, 2019 and open February 6th at the Broadway Theatre. (more...)

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