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McAnuff is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and former Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Broadway: Summer, Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys (Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical), Billy ... (read more)
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McAnuff is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and former Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Broadway: Summer, Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys (Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical), Billy ... (read more)
SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL North American Tour Dates Announced SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL North American Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

The upcoming North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical announces touring engagements for the 2019-2020 season. (more...)

Wesley Taylor And More Join The Cast of TOMMY At the Kennedy Center Wesley Taylor And More Join The Cast of TOMMY At the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

The full cast for the Kennedy Center production of The Who's Tommy, with direction and choreography by Josh Rhodes (Encores! Grand Hotel, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bright Star) has been announced! (more...)

Debut of the Month: Taylor Symone Jackson Makes Her Broadway Debut in AIN'T TOO PROUD Debut of the Month: Taylor Symone Jackson Makes Her Broadway Debut in AIN'T TOO PROUD
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 29, 2019

Today, Taylor Symone Jackson speaks with BroadwayWorld about making her Broadway debut in AIN'T TOO PROUD, and the sense of responsibility she feels in portraying true music legends. (more...)

MEAN GIRLS, THE BAND'S VISIT, And More Announced for 2019"2020 SHN Broadway Season MEAN GIRLS, THE BAND'S VISIT, And More Announced for 2019"2020 SHN Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

SHN announced five Broadway musicals coming to the SHN Golden Gate Theatre that make up the 2019-2020 SHN Season. (more...)

NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

Once again, the NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch's Theatre Viewing Committee has spoken, and the nominations are in for the 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year's pedigreed list of nominees collectively represents a rich, extensive dossier of legacies and accolades for both stage and screen. These nominees include members of a legendary 'gospel royal family' as well as a Legend whose part of an elite group of artists in the EGOT winners circle. These, along with all their fellow nominees, will be honored for their excellence on the small and large stages during our annual awards dinner, slated to be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m.at the prestigious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (more...)

Photo Coverage: E. Clayton Cornelious Receives the Legacy Robe For AIN'T TOO PROUD Photo Coverage: E. Clayton Cornelious Receives the Legacy Robe For AIN'T TOO PROUD
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2019

'Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations' opened on March 21, at Broadway's Imperial Theatre. As per Broadway tradition, the Legacy Robe was awarded to the ensemble member with the most Broadway credits, in this case, E. Clayton Cornelious! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Wilson, Berry Gordy & More Walk the Red Carpet at AIN'T TOO PROUD Photo Coverage: Mary Wilson, Berry Gordy & More Walk the Red Carpet at AIN'T TOO PROUD
by Monroe George - Mar 22, 2019

'Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations' opened last night, March 21, at Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Checkout photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the AIN'T TOO PROUD Opening Night Party Photo Coverage: Go Inside the AIN'T TOO PROUD Opening Night Party
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 22, 2019

'Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations' opened last night, March 21, at Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Check out photos of the opening night party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Get Ready Because Here Comes AIN'T TOO PROUD! Check Out Photos of the Cast's Opening Night Bows Photo Coverage: Get Ready Because Here Comes AIN'T TOO PROUD! Check Out Photos of the Cast's Opening Night Bows
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 22, 2019

'Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations' opened last night, March 21, at Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Take Opening Night Bows! VIDEO: Watch AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Take Opening Night Bows!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations opened just last night, March 21, at Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the epic curtain call and you can experience the big moment below! (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs a Medley of Songs on THE TONIGHT SHOW VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs a Medley of Songs on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2019

Last night, the cast of the Broadway musical 'Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations' sang a special medley performance of 'Get Ready' and 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg' for the Tonight Show audience. (more...)

BWW Review: The Temptations Balance Crossover Success and Racial Identity in Dominique Morisseau's AIN'T TOO PROUD BWW Review: The Temptations Balance Crossover Success and Racial Identity in Dominique Morisseau's AIN'T TOO PROUD
by Michael Dale - Mar 22, 2019

'You never know who was hating you and singing along to your record,' musses Otis Williams in playwright Dominique Morisseau's excellent bio-musical, AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. (more...)

Review Roundup: AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway - What Did the Critics Say? Review Roundup: AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway - What Did the Critics Say?
by Review Roundups - Mar 21, 2019

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations opens tonight, March 21, at Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Get Ready! First Look at AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway! Photo Flash: Get Ready! First Look at AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations opens tonight, March 21, at Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Check out photos of the cast in action below!  (more...)

Celebrate AIN'T TOO PROUD's Opening With Our BroadwayWorld Temptations Playlist! Celebrate AIN'T TOO PROUD's Opening With Our BroadwayWorld Temptations Playlist!
by Linnae Medeiros - Mar 21, 2019

Get ready 'cause here they come! Ain't Too Proud, which tells the story of Motown's legendary Temptations, is opening tonight at Broadway's Imperial Theatre! To celebrate, we've collected some of the group's most iconic songs from their expansive library spanning over five decades and put them into a playlist so you can have sunshine even on a cloudy day. Take a listen below! (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD Performance to Air on THE TONIGHT SHOW March 21st AIN'T TOO PROUD Performance to Air on THE TONIGHT SHOW March 21st
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations will make its national late-night television debut on NBC's 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,' on Thursday, March 21st. This televised performance will tape mere moments before the new Broadway musical's Opening Night performance is scheduled to begin. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY Comes To Oakland University Stage THE WHO'S TOMMY Comes To Oakland University Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Oakland University's School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present The Who's Tommy, a fast-paced and exhilarating rock opera featuring a thrilling score by the legendary British rock band The Who, from March 21-24 and March 27-31 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season; SISTER ACT, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, EVITA and More! 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season; SISTER ACT, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, EVITA and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

 The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible six-show lineup for its 201920 season. First, The 5th will stage a lavish production of Austen's Pride, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice. For the holidays, The 5th will create a brand new staging of Shrek The Musical, which premiered at The 5th in 2008. The New Year kicks off with Stu for Silverton, which continues its developmental journey as a part of The 5th's New Musical Development Program. Next comes a joyful 5th Avenue Theatre original production of Sister Act, followed by an exclusive, limited two-week engagement of Once On This Island. The season will close with an original staging of the epic masterpiece, Evita. Additionally, The 5th will host a one-week run of the national tour of Jersey Boys. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD, and Original Temptations Member, Discuss the Band's Impact on CBS Sunday Morning VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD, and Original Temptations Member, Discuss the Band's Impact on CBS Sunday Morning
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

Ain't Too Proud has hit Broadway! CBS Sunday Morning recently did a feature on the production, where they talked to the show's cast and creatives about their journey. (more...)

Casey Cott, Christian Borle, Mandy Gonzalez, Wesley Taylor and More Will Lead TOMMY at the Kennedy Center Casey Cott, Christian Borle, Mandy Gonzalez, Wesley Taylor and More Will Lead TOMMY at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The cast for the Kennedy Center's production of The Who's Tommy has been announced! Casey Cott, star of the hit CW series Riverdale, will play the title role in the Broadway Center Stage production of The Who's Tommy. Tony Award® winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, Something Rotten!) and Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, In the Heights) will co-star as Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker, respectively. (more...)

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