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Photo Flash: F. Michael Haynie, Julia Knitel and Ryann Redmond to Headline CHASING SUMMER at 54 BelowPhoto Flash: F. Michael Haynie, Julia Knitel and Ryann Redmond to Headline CHASING SUMMER at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chasing Summer, a new concert from the award-winning writing team of Ben Chavez& Yianni Papadimos. F. Michael Haynie (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory), Julia Knitel (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), and Ryann Redmond(Bring It On: The Musical) are set to headline the concert. (more...)

F. Michael Haynie, Julia Knitel and Ryann Redmond to Headline 'CHASING SUMMER' at 54 BelowF. Michael Haynie, Julia Knitel and Ryann Redmond to Headline 'CHASING SUMMER' at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chasing Summer, a new concert from the award-winning writing team of Ben Chavez & Yianni Papadimos. F. Michael Haynie (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory), Julia Knitel (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), and Ryann Redmond (Bring It On: The Musical) are set to headline the concert. (more...)

Idina Menzel Doing Workshops with New Writers; Hopes to Work with Jason Robert BrownIdina Menzel Doing Workshops with New Writers; Hopes to Work with Jason Robert Brown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

In an all-new interview with The Chicago Tribune, Idina Menzel reveals that she returns to New York City on a frequent basis to participate in workshops with original works by new writers. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterComplete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Applications Close This Friday for BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre WorkshopApplications Close This Friday for BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first-year composer and lyricist class through the end of day this Friday, August 4th. To apply, CLICK HERE. (more...)

Brooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New TrusteesBrooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced new Board of Trustees members Elin Nierenberg, Tamara Harris Robinson, Ira Schreck, Brooke Shields, Susan Wasserstein and Kara Young. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway By the Bay presents NEXT TO NORMALPhoto Flash: Broadway By the Bay presents NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Broadway By the Bay continues its 2017 Season with NEXT TO NORMAL, running August 11 - 27, 2017 at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterSingle Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL Musical Next for Bayou Theatre Company's 2017 SeasonNEXT TO NORMAL Musical Next for Bayou Theatre Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Meet Diana Goodman, a smart and sexy housewife who seems to have it all: a beautiful home, the luxury of money, and an ideal family in the form of her loving husband Dan and their two teenagers, Natalie and Gabe. We soon learn that everything is not what it seems. (more...)


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Calling All Composers & Lyricists! BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop Seeking ApplicantsCalling All Composers & Lyricists! BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop Seeking Applicants
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first-year composer and lyricist class through the end of day on Friday, August 4th. (more...)

Village Theatre Announces The 17th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALSVillage Theatre Announces The 17th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Village Theatre is excited to announce the lineup for The 17th Annual Festival of New Musicals, which will take place in Issaquah on August 11-13, 2017 and continues the theatre's dedication to the development of new work. This year, the Festival's five readings will include Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, an electronic pop musical about one of the world's greatest inventors; Hart Island, a look at social justice and the people society has forgotten; Afterwords, a tale of art and love; Howl's Moving Castle, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones and animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki; and ZM, a hilarious romp through a zombie-filled future by the Tony Award-winning authors of Urinetown. (more...)

Greg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second StageGreg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY, has been added to the 2017-18 season. The production will open in Winter 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at The Williamsburg Players is Heartrending and PowerfulBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at The Williamsburg Players is Heartrending and Powerful
by Jeremy Bustin - Jul 10, 2017

NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional roller coaster that's unlike anything in the Broadway archives. It's an important story and the kind of powerful theatre that changes people to the core. The Williamsburg Players' production is not to be missed. It runs through July 16 at the James York Playhouse. (more...)

Tracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Finds Its Director at Second StageTracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Finds Its Director at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Obie and Drama Desk Award winner LILA NEUGEBAUER will direct the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, in June of 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theatre. (more...)

BWW Blog: Watching FREAKY FRIDAY With My MomBWW Blog: Watching FREAKY FRIDAY With My Mom
by Zoe Flores - Jun 30, 2017

FREAKY FRIDAY is my life. Well, minus the switching bodies with my mom and misplacing my brother. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second StageMercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Mercedes Ruehl, winner of the Tony Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award, will star opposite the previously announced Michael Urie in the upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, Torch Song, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

VIDEO: Emma Hunton Performs 'No More Fear' from FREAKY FRIDAYVIDEO: Emma Hunton Performs 'No More Fear' from FREAKY FRIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Freaky Friday is one amongst the many musicals based on movies spearheading its way across the country to Broadway. Check out a preview of the show as star Emma Hunton belts out 'No More Fear' on Great Day Houston. (more...)

IF/THEN to Make New Jersey Premiere at UCPAC This JulyIF/THEN to Make New Jersey Premiere at UCPAC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

This July, dedicated Broadway fans will be filling in the seats of the Union County Performing Arts Center's Hamilton Stage to see a local production of the highly acclaimed musical, If/Then. (more...)

BWW Review: Things Get Freaky at the Alley In FREAKY FRIDAYBWW Review: Things Get Freaky at the Alley In FREAKY FRIDAY
by Gary Laird - Jun 15, 2017

FREAKY FRIDAY, a new musical from Disney, is based on the 1976 original movie and 2003 remake of the same name. It's a simple premise. Career mother and teenage daughter don't get along. (Stop me if you've heard this one.) (more...)

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