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Stan Ponte, Bonnie Comley Head Drama League BoardStan Ponte, Bonnie Comley Head Drama League Board
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Drama League today announced the 2017-2018 Board of Directors Executive Committee. Longtime board members assuming new leadership roles are Stan Ponte, named President, along with Bonnie Comley, 1st Vice President, Kathy Henderson, 2nd Vice President, Susan Lang, 3rd Vice President, Anna May Feige, Secretary and Ken Wirth, Treasurer. (more...)

West End's ANNIE Replaces MURIEL'S WEDDING in Toronto; FUN HOME Cast Announced!West End's ANNIE Replaces MURIEL'S WEDDING in Toronto; FUN HOME Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

David Mirvish today announced three new productions to the 2017-18 lineup, a change to one show in the main series and the casting for two locally produced shows in the Off-Mirvish series. (more...)

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer MusicalLaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

Steve Martin Will Be Honored at Drama League's 'MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY' GalaSteve Martin Will Be Honored at Drama League's 'MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Drama League has announced that Steve Martin has been named as the 2017 Honoree for the organization's 34th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway. (more...)

Ridge Roundup: Five Things We Learned from Richard's Chat with the Team of COME FROM AWAYRidge Roundup: Five Things We Learned from Richard's Chat with the Team of COME FROM AWAY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 11, 2017

Come From Away has been 2017's little musical that could. Soon after opening at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, the show earned seven Tony nominations (picking up one for director Christopher Ashley), coming as quite a shock to the creative team that has been nurturing the project since the beginning. (more...)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Host COME FROM AWAY Forum in Honor of 9/11; Watch the Livestream at 6:30 EST!Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Host COME FROM AWAY Forum in Honor of 9/11; Watch the Livestream at 6:30 EST!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau is hosting a Come From Away forum today in St. John's, Newfoundland, with Gander Mayor Claude Elliott, Tony-nominated creators David Hein and Irene Sankoff and Broadway company member playing Bonnie, Petrina Bromley, in honor of 9/11. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with New Jimmy Buffett Musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE in ChicagoVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with New Jimmy Buffett Musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a limited three-week engagement November 9 through December 2, 2017. Go behind the scenes with the creative team in the interview below! (more...)

Peter Bogyo Releases Book BROADWAY GENERAL MANAGER; Slates Two September EventsPeter Bogyo Releases Book BROADWAY GENERAL MANAGER; Slates Two September Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Top Broadway general manager Peter Bogyo will celebrate the publication of his book, BROADWAY GENERAL MANAGER, with two free public events in September. (more...)

Site-Inspired Pieces from the UK, NY, LA, Tijuana and More Set for WOW Festival at La Jolla PlayhouseSite-Inspired Pieces from the UK, NY, LA, Tijuana and More Set for WOW Festival at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces complete programming for its acclaimed biennial Without Walls (WOW) Festival taking place October 19 - 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Performs 'The Kiss that Went Wrong' at COME FROM AWAYPhoto Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Performs 'The Kiss that Went Wrong' at COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG cast caught yesterday's matinee of COME FROM AWAY - scroll down for a photo of 'The Kiss That Went Wrong' as they smooched the cod! (more...)

VIDEO: 'You'll Be a Newfoundlander! COME FROM AWAY Cast Performs 'Screech In' on GMAVIDEO: 'You'll Be a Newfoundlander! COME FROM AWAY Cast Performs 'Screech In' on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The cast of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY performed the number 'Screech In' on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. (more...)

VIDEO: Real-Life COME FROM AWAY Female Pilot Visits NBC's TODAYVIDEO: Real-Life COME FROM AWAY Female Pilot Visits NBC's TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Pioneering airline pilot Beverley Bass was captain of one of the 39 planes redirected to a small Canadian town in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, a story dramatized in the Broadway hit COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY to Perform on Next Week's GMADVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY to Perform on Next Week's GMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

BWW has learned that the cast of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY will perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA on Wednesday, August 23rd on ABC. We will bring you video of the appearance as soon as it becomes available! (more...)

VIDEO: Stars of Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Are Ready to Chill on the Great White WayVIDEO: Stars of Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Are Ready to Chill on the Great White Way
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Raise a glass to the stars of the Broadway-bound Escape to Margaritaville in this behind-the-scenes look at how they're feeling about heading to the Great White Way! (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old GlobeKen Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Official Casting Announced for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLEOfficial Casting Announced for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams announced the official cast for the pre-Broadway tour and Broadway premiere of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. As previously announced, the musical begins previews on Broadway on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street), with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 15, 2018. Broadway tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929. (more...)

Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff, Lisa Howard and More to Star in ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff, Lisa Howard and More to Star in ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams have announced the official cast for the pre-Broadway tour and Broadway premiere of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. (more...)

How COME FROM AWAY's Ian Eisendrath Brought the Music of Newfoundland to BroadwayHow COME FROM AWAY's Ian Eisendrath Brought the Music of Newfoundland to Broadway
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 7, 2017

Come From Away has been 2017's little musical that could. Soon after opening at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, the show earned seven Tony nominations (picking up one for director Christopher Ashley), coming as quite a shock to the creative team that has been nurturing the project since the beginning. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on BroadwayStrike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

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