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Bio:
Christopher Ashley won the Tony Award for his direction of the stage production of Come From Away on Broadway, and serves as the Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, CA. Other film credits include Diana: The Musical on Netflix, the feature films Jeffrey and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Christopher Ashley won the Tony Award for his direction of the stage production of Come From Away on Broadway, and serves as the Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, CA. Other film credits include Diana: The Musical on Netflix, the feature films Jeffrey and ... (read complete bio)
BWW Interview: Lisa Howard of WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME at 54 Below Talks About Her  Photo BWW Interview: Lisa Howard of WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME at 54 Below Talks About Her New Album and What's Next
by Ricky Pope - Nov 26, 2021

There are some people who manage to make everything look so easy, even the difficult things. Lisa Howard is just such a person. She has worked with some of the best and brightest on Broadway. She has won a Drama Desk Award and been nominated for another. Her powerhouse voice feels as effortless as a cool breeze on a summer day. She’s been directed by James Lapine, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Mantello, Bartlett Sher, and Christopher Ashley, and yet it always looks like she glided on from the wings and just made up something brilliant.

COME FROM AWAY is Coming to Auckland and Wellington in 2022 Photo COME FROM AWAY is Coming to Auckland and Wellington in 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2021

The Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away will be making its way to New Zealand in 2022! The show will be presented at the Civic Theatre on April 20, and at the St James in Wellington on May 20. 

BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Van Wezel all that you can want and so much more Photo BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Van Wezel all that you can want and so much more
by Jacob Ruscoe - Nov 24, 2021

It is such an exciting time with Broadway reopened. I spent a day recently in New York City and the hustle and bustle of the theatre district reminded me of why I love the city and Broadway in particular. I have seen a measly 73 shows on Broadway or ones that are part of a Broadway tour and I have ranked them all in the order that I love/like them. One of those shows that has remained in the top 10 since I first witnessed its magical artistry is ‚ÄúCome From Away.‚ÄĚ So, I jumped at the chance to see it again at the Van Wezel.

VIDEO: Jeanna de Waal & Judy Kaye Talk DIANA on NBC NIGHTLY NEWS Photo VIDEO: Jeanna de Waal & Judy Kaye Talk DIANA on NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
by Michael Major - Nov 19, 2021

Jeanna de Waal and Judy Kaye appeared on NBC Nightly News to discuss Diana: The Musical with Joe Fryer. The two stars opened up about Diana's impact and what sets the musical apart from other adaptions of the beloved Princess' life.

Photos: First Look at Jeanna de Waal and Company in DIANA on Broadway Photo Photos: First Look at Jeanna de Waal and Company in DIANA on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 18, 2021

Just last night, November 17, Diana, The Musical finally opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Diana, The Musical stars Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of DIANA THE MUSICAL on Broadway Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of DIANA THE MUSICAL on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 18, 2021

Diana, The Musical celebrated its official opening night last night, Wednesday, November 17 at the Longacre Theatre. Go inside opening night with our photos coverage!

Review Roundup: DIANA, THE MUSICAL Opens on Broadway - The Critics Weigh In! Photo Review Roundup: DIANA, THE MUSICAL Opens on Broadway - The Critics Weigh In!
by Review Roundups - Nov 17, 2021

Diana, The Musical celebrates official opening night tonight, Wednesday, November 17 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Diana, The Musical stars Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth.

DIANA, THE MUSICAL Opens on Broadway Tonight at the Longacre Theatre Photo DIANA, THE MUSICAL Opens on Broadway Tonight at the Longacre Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2021

Diana, The Musical will have its official opening night tonight, Wednesday, November 17 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Diana, The Musical stars Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth.

VIDEO: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for DIANA- Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for DIANA- Watch Now!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 17, 2021

DIANA, THE MUSICAL officially opens tonight, November 17, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street. Tune in right here at 5:30 pm as BroadwayWorld takes you to the star-studded red carpet!

Wake Up With BWW 11/17: ANNIE LIVE! Casting, Inside COMPANY Re-Opening, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/17: ANNIE LIVE! Casting, Inside COMPANY Re-Opening, and More!
by - Nov 17, 2021

Today's top stories include full casting announced for Annie Live! Plus, we're taking you inside Company's first performance back on Broadway with photos and videos from the big night. Additionally, check out photos from the Spring Awakening reunion concert, and the New York premiere of tick, tick...BOOM!

Stage Directors And Choreographers Society Announces Newly Elected Executive Board Me Photo Stage Directors And Choreographers Society Announces Newly Elected Executive Board Members And Incoming Officers
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), the theatrical union that unites, empowers, and protects professional stage directors and choreographers throughout the United States, announced the results of its 2021 Executive Board election at its Annual Membership Meeting on November 15, 2021. 

Wake Up With BWW 11/12: TICK, TICK...BOOM! Premiere, CHICKEN & BISCUITS Moves Up Clos Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/12: TICK, TICK...BOOM! Premiere, CHICKEN & BISCUITS Moves Up Closing, and More!
by - Nov 12, 2021

Today's top stories include the premiere of the film adaptation of tick, tick...BOOM! Check out photos from the premiere, and read all of the reviews for the film so far! Plus, Chicken & Biscuits has moved up its closing date, get a first look at the tour of Oklahoma!, meet the cast of Flying Over Sunset, and more!

La Jolla Playhouse Announces First Four Shows of 2022/23 Season Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces First Four Shows of 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the first four productions of its 2022/2023 season. The season will also include a re-imagined classic to be co-directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, the Rich Family Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, and Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis, as well as a new musical.

13 Broadway Shows For History Fiends - HAMILTON, SIX, NEWSIES, OKLAHOMA!, and More! Photo 13 Broadway Shows For History Fiends - HAMILTON, SIX, NEWSIES, OKLAHOMA!, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2021

Historical themes have always been incorporated into stage shows, from classic Broadway musicals to contemporary productions. Contrary to what some may believe, not all historical-themed productions are old Broadway musicals. Several historical musicals have gone on to become classics, though this is not specifically a golden age musicals list.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DIANA Perform 'If' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DIANA Perform 'If' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Nov 4, 2021

Jeanna de Waal, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye, and Roe Hartrampf and the cast of Diana, The Musical appeared on Good Morning America this morning to perform the musical's closing number, 'If'. The production resumed previews on Broadway Tuesday night.

VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA, THE MUSICAL's First Curtain Call! Photo VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA, THE MUSICAL's First Curtain Call!
by Team BWW - Nov 3, 2021

DIANA, THE MUSICAL has officially begun previews at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where it will officially open on Wednesday, November 17th. Check out footage from the first curtain call.

Photos: DIANA, THE MUSICAL Company Takes First Broadway Bows Photo Photos: DIANA, THE MUSICAL Company Takes First Broadway Bows
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 3, 2021

DIANA, THE MUSICAL has officially begun previews at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where it will officially open on Wednesday, November 17th. BroadwayWorld was there for the first preview and you can check out photos

Wake Up With BWW 11/2: SPRING AWAKENING Original Cast Reunion Concert, Audra McDonald Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/2: SPRING AWAKENING Original Cast Reunion Concert, Audra McDonald Will Return to Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021

Today's top stories include a one-night-only benefit concert that will reunite the original cast of Spring Awakening! Plus, Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this season in Ohio State Murders. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will allow spectators once again this year, and will feature performances by Six, Moulin Rouge!, Wicked, and more.

DPAC Announces Digital Rush Lottery For ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Photo DPAC Announces Digital Rush Lottery For ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021

A limited number of $20 seats will be available via an online lottery.  The lottery will happen online only the day prior to each designated performance. 

DIANA Returns to Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast Photo DIANA Returns to Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021

Diana returns to Broadway and we've got all you need to know about the cast of the production. Learn more about them here!

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