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Breaking: Steve Buscemi, Chris Messina & More Join Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac in NY Photo Breaking: Steve Buscemi, Chris Messina & More Join Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac in NYTW's THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

Complete casting, creatives, and more have been announced for New York Theatre Workshop's adaptation of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, for the previously announced production helmed by Sam Gold.

BWW Review: Book-Clubbing Twentysomethings Seek Their Defining Moments in Jack Thorne Photo BWW Review: Book-Clubbing Twentysomethings Seek Their Defining Moments in Jack Thorne's SUNDAY
by Michael Dale - Sep 24, 2019

There are times, perhaps if you know someone studying theatre at a liberal arts college, when one may be invited to attend a student-written play about how hip it is to be culturally-aware twentysomething intellectuals struggling to make it in the big city. The kind of play where introverted women clash with men who give the appearance of being sensitive in order to get laid. They all drink lots of vodka while quoting books and plays and films that show off the playwright's varied points of reference more than offer any insights into character.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic Theater Co's SUNDAY Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic Theater Co's SUNDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Get a peek inside rehearsals for Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere production of Sunday written by Jack Thorne and directed by Lee Sunday Evans.

Atlantic Theater Company Announces Casting For The World Premiere Of SUNDAY Photo Atlantic Theater Company Announces Casting For The World Premiere Of SUNDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere production of Sunday by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (Dance Nation).

Breaking: THE CHER SHOW Will Close on Broadway This Summer Photo Breaking: THE CHER SHOW Will Close on Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

Today it was announced that The Cher Show on Broadway will play its final performance on August 18, 2019 following 34 previews and 296 regular performances. The National Tour will launch in Rochester, NY in October 2020.

BWW Review: Sherlock Holmes Fans Will Flock to MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Photo BWW Review: Sherlock Holmes Fans Will Flock to MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES
by Don Grigware - Jun 21, 2019

Mysterious Circumstancesby Michael Mitnickinspired by The New Yorker article 'Mysterious Circumstances, the Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic' by David Granndirected by Matt ShakmanGeffen Playhouse, Gil Cates Theaterthrough July 14

Original Off-Broadway Recording Of RENASCENCE is Now Available Photo Original Off-Broadway Recording Of RENASCENCE is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

Yellow Sound Label and Broadway Records announced today that the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of RENASCENCE is now available digitally and at BroadwayRecords.com, and in stores on Friday, May 31. RENASCENCE won the 2019 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical and was originally produced Off-Broadway by Transport Group. RENASCENCE has music by Carmel Dean (musical director for If/Then, American Idiot), lyrics from the poems of Pulitzer Prize Winner Edna St. Vincent Millay, and a book by Tony nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture). Orchestrations are by Tony winner Michael Starobin (Assasins, Next to Normal). The album was produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, Heathers), Carmel Dean and Dick Scanlan.

THE CHER SHOW Announces Signing and Performance at B&N Photo THE CHER SHOW Announces Signing and Performance at B&N
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

The Cher Show, the three-time Tony nominated new hit bio musical currently playing on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, will celebrate the retail release of their Original Cast Recording with an in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th Street) at 4pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. 

Rulings Roundup: Recap Tony Awards Eligibility of the 2018-19 Season! Photo Rulings Roundup: Recap Tony Awards Eligibility of the 2018-19 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has been meeting all year to discuss the eligibility of the 2018-19 Broadway productions all leading up to Tuesdays big announcement... the Tony nominations.

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hillary Clinton Visit THE CHER SHOW Photo Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hillary Clinton Visit THE CHER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

On Wednesday, April 3rd Secretary Hillary Clinton attended the evening performance of The Cher Show. Lin-Manuel Miranda attended the show the following evening on Thursday, April 4th. Both went backstage after the show to meet the cast including stars Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond and Jarrod Spector.

THE CHER SHOW Cast Album Will Be Released Digitally on April 12 Photo THE CHER SHOW Cast Album Will Be Released Digitally on April 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

The original cast album to the Broadway hit The Cher Show will be released digitally on Friday, April 12th on Warner Bros. Records with the physical CD album release on Friday, May 10th and pre-order available today. Fans who pre-order the album will receive "If I Could Turn Back Time" instantly. The bio-musical, which opened on December 3rd at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York, is a celebration of the one and only Cher and her amazing six decade career and life story.

Just 100 Days Left 'Til the Tonys! Recap the Broadway Season So Far Photo Just 100 Days Left 'Til the Tonys! Recap the Broadway Season So Far
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

In just 100 days, The American Theatre Wing will present the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, which are set to air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT).

Photo Coverage: The Beat Goes On! THE CHER SHOW Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadw Photo Photo Coverage: The Beat Goes On! THE CHER SHOW Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 1, 2019

Do you believe in life after 100? The cast of The Cher Show certainly does! Just yesterday, the company celebrated a Broadway milestone- 100 performances! Check out photos from the special celebration below!

Photo Coverage: Cyndi Lauper Visits THE CHER SHOW! Photo Photo Coverage: Cyndi Lauper Visits THE CHER SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Music icon Cyndi Lauper attended a performance of The Cher Show this weekend on Friday, February 15th. She went backstage after the performance to meet cast members including Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond and Jarrod Spector.

THE CHER SHOW Announces New Block Of Tickets Through October 13 Photo THE CHER SHOW Announces New Block Of Tickets Through October 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller announced today that a new block of tickets for the Broadway production of the new musical The Cher Show goes on sale today at 10am ET. Tickets for The Cher Show are available at www.TheCherShowBroadway.com or www.Ticketmaster.com (877-250-2929). Ticket prices range from $59 - $169. Premium tickets range from $199 - $299. Tickets are currently on sale through Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Breaking: Tony Awards Rule on Eligibility of THE FERRYMAN, THE PROM, and More Photo Breaking: Tony Awards Rule on Eligibility of THE FERRYMAN, THE PROM, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season and confirmed the eligibility status of ten Broadway productions for the 2019 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards.

BWW Interview: Michael Campayno Is a Bright Light in a Glittering CHER SHOW Photo BWW Interview: Michael Campayno Is a Bright Light in a Glittering CHER SHOW
by Naomi Serviss - Dec 4, 2018

In a cast with three Chers, Campayno plays the young bagel maker from Queens who could have been the love of the diva's life.

BWW Review: Stephanie J. Block Dazzles With Power In Gutsy, Glitzy and Glam THE CHER  Photo BWW Review: Stephanie J. Block Dazzles With Power In Gutsy, Glitzy and Glam THE CHER SHOW
by Michael Dale - Dec 3, 2018

From the moment the houselights dim and the music cranks up on The Cher Show, Broadway's newest bio-musical, the message is clear. Surrender to the fabulousness ahead and brace yourself for a show just as gutsy, glitzy and glam as the icon it ravishingly celebrates.

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond, and Photo Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond, and the Cast of THE CHER SHOW in Action
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2018

Cher is taking Broadway by storm with The Cher Show! All new production photos have been released of the cast in action. Check them out below!

VIDEO: Let's Do This Bitches! Check Out All New Clips From THE CHER SHOW! Photo VIDEO: Let's Do This Bitches! Check Out All New Clips From THE CHER SHOW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2018

Let's do this bitches! We've got your first look at the cast of The Cher Show in action. Check out the clips in the video below!

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