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Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Manhattan Theatre Club Spring Gala Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Manhattan Theatre Club Spring Gala
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club held its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 23 at Cipriani 42nd Street honoring Bobbie Olsen, a former member of Manhattan Theatre Club's Board of Directors. The Gala featured performances by the casts of many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including Company, Girl From the North Country, MJ, Mrs. Doubtfire, Paradise Square, Six, Tina and more.

The Washington Ballet Takes To The Plaza At City Center For Three Nights Of Free Perf Photo The Washington Ballet Takes To The Plaza At City Center For Three Nights Of Free Performances
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022

Shop, dine and experience The Washington Ballet June 2, 3 and 4 in the Plaza at CityCenter.

Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a historic evening with two legendary Broadway stars Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams for the first time on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles & Ben Platt Perform 'Grow As We Go' on AMERICAN IDOL Photo VIDEO: Sara Bareilles & Ben Platt Perform 'Grow As We Go' on AMERICAN IDOL
by Michael Major - May 23, 2022

Sara Bareilles and Ben Platt took to the stage on the season 20 finale of American Idol to perform their latest duet, 'Grow As We Go.' The track was originally featured on Platt's 2019 album, 'Sing to Me Instead' and was re-released on Friday with the addition of Bareilles' vocals.

Photos: First Look at KINKY BOOTS at The John W. Engeman Theater Photo Photos: First Look at KINKY BOOTS at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2022

The John W. Engeman Theater officially opened their production of KINKY BOOTS on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The show runs now through Sunday, July 3, 2022.

Photos: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS Takes Curtain Call Bows Photo Photos: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS Takes Curtain Call Bows
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2022

The John W. Engeman Theater celebrated opening night of their production of KINKY BOOTS on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Photos: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS at The John W. Engeman Theater Celebrates Opening Nig Photo Photos: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS at The John W. Engeman Theater Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 22, 2022

The John W. Engeman Theater celebrated opening night of their production of KINKY BOOTS on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The show runs now through Sunday, July 3, 2022. KINKY BOOTS is the freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical and the winner of every major award, including the Tony Award for Best Musical! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein, this 'dazzling, sassy, and uplifting musical takes you from the floor of a men's shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! This joyous story, inspired by true-life events, is the ultimate fun night out. Come experience the energy, joy, and laughter of this dazzling show!

New York City Ballet Promotes Chun Wai Chan to Principal Dancer Photo New York City Ballet Promotes Chun Wai Chan to Principal Dancer
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

New York City Ballet announced today the promotion of Chun Wai Chan to Principal Dancer. Following a series of debuts throughout the Company’s 2021-22 Repertory Season, Chan will make his final debut this season in the role of Titania’s Cavalier in George Balanchine’s beloved full-length classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which closes out NYCB’s 2022 Spring Season with ten performances from May 21 to 29, 2022 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Chun Wai Chan joined New York City Ballet as a Soloist in August 2021.

OBIE-Winning Theater Company Hoi Polloi Returns to JACK with WHITE ON WHITE Photo OBIE-Winning Theater Company Hoi Polloi Returns to JACK with WHITE ON WHITE
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos; All Hands) returns to JACK with a peek inside the meeting of a white anti-racist group. As the members reckon with sacrifices they must make to live up to their principles, other forces begin to disrupt and unsettle their efforts. An uncanny ode to honesty, forgiveness, and accountability, this ensemble tour de force pulls the audience on a descent from the too-real to the sub-real.  

Baayork Lee, Jon Rua, Josh Rhodes and More Join Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Musicals Photo Baayork Lee, Jon Rua, Josh Rhodes and More Join Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative teams for the 2022 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center. This talented and highly sought-after group of creative specialists will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long!

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces The Bridge Classes May 23-25 Photo Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces The Bridge Classes May 23-25
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY has announced The Bridge Virtual Dance Institute of Boundary-Breaking Dance Experiences Free One-Hour Company Classes on Zoom Open to All Dancers at an Intermediate to Advanced Level May 23 & 25, 2022.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

LISTEN: Sara Bareilles Joins Ben Platt on 'Grow As We Go' Remix Photo LISTEN: Sara Bareilles Joins Ben Platt on 'Grow As We Go' Remix
by Michael Major - May 20, 2022

Get a first list at Sara Bareilles and Ben Platt's new collaboration, 'Grow As We Go.' The track was originally featured on Platt's 'Sing to Me Instead' and was re-released today with the addition of Bareilles' vocals. The pair will perform the song on the American Idols season finale this Sunday on ABC.

Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Star in Reading of THE GREAT GATSBY  Photo Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Star in Reading of THE GREAT GATSBY New Musical Adaptation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

A private 29-hour reading of a new musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby, written by the Tony Award-nominated songwriting duo of Nathan Tysen and Jason Howland (Paradise Square), with book by Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones) and directed by Mark Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 20 in New York City. 

VIDEO: Meet the New Stars of PARADE- Micaela Diamond and Ben Platt Photo VIDEO: Meet the New Stars of PARADE- Micaela Diamond and Ben Platt
by Nicole Rosky - May 19, 2022

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, New York City Center's Annual Gala Presentation for the 2022-2023 season will be a production of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's 1998 Tony Award-winning musical Parade. While we await opening night, hold yourself over with just a few of our favorite performances from Micaela and Ben:

Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebratio Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman, has announced the 2022/2023 Season featuring a six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim.  The State Theater of California’s Sondheim Celebration will begin in January 2023 and extend into June. 

Review Roundup: GOLDEN SHIELD Opens at Manhattan Theatre Club Photo Review Roundup: GOLDEN SHIELD Opens at Manhattan Theatre Club
by Review Roundups - May 19, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Golden Shield, written by Anchuli Felicia King (White Pearl) and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone at MTC), is now running at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

Csc's Young Performers Workshop Presents Spring Festival Of Shows And Registration Op Photo Csc's Young Performers Workshop Presents Spring Festival Of Shows And Registration Opens For Summer Session
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

This season will feature performances of The Robber Bridegroom and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Performances will take place in Centenary Stage Company's Little Theatre located at 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.

Ballet Tech's Kids Dance to Return to the Joyce for First New York Season Since 2019 Photo Ballet Tech's Kids Dance to Return to the Joyce for First New York Season Since 2019
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Ballet Tech’s Kids Dance will return to The Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) with a program devised by the organization’s new artistic director, Dionne D. Figgins. The production celebrates founder Eliot Feld, featuring some of his early Kids Dance pieces as part of Ballet Tech’s expanding repertory.

Charlotte d'Amboise, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More to Take Part in Memorial Celebratio Photo Charlotte d'Amboise, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More to Take Part in Memorial Celebration of the Life of Jacques d'Amboise
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

National Dance Institute has announced the Memorial Celebration of the Life of Jacques d’Amboise will take place at New York City Center on June 1, 2022, at 7pm.  General admission tickets are free to the public and available on a first-come/first-served basis.

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