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Bio:
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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Bio:
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)
New York Stage And Film Will Honor Diana Dimenna And Tom Hulce At Annual Winter Gala New York Stage And Film Will Honor Diana Dimenna And Tom Hulce At Annual Winter Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

New York Stage and Film is thrilled to announce that its annual Winter Gala will honor six-time Tony Award-nominated producer and philanthropist Diana DiMenna, and Academy Award and four-time Golden Globe-nominated and Tony Award-winning actor and producer Tom Hulce. The Winter Gala, a fundraising event to support New York Stage and Film's year-round theater and film development initiatives, will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at The Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street, New York City). For more information on New York Stage and Film, please visit www.newyorkstageandfilm.org. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Des McAnuff Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Des McAnuff
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Nov 4, 2019

Today's conversation is with Lang Leav- an international best-selling author and social media sensation. She is the winner of a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and coveted Churchill Fellowship. Her books continue to top bestseller charts in bookstores worldwide.  (more...)

Photo Flash: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates Otis Williams' Birthday! Photo Flash: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates Otis Williams' Birthday!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

There was a celebration at the Imperial Theatre earlier this week as the company of Ain't Too Proud came together to celebrate the man behind the story, Otis Willimas. Otis, one of the founding members of the Temptations, turned 78 years old. Check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off On SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour! Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off On SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is now on tour across America! SUMMER features a book by Tony Award® nominee Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others and is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose and scenic design by Tony Award® nominee Robert Brill, costumes by Tony Award® winner Paul Tazewell, lighting by Tony Award® winner Howell Binkley, sound by Tony Award® nominee Gareth Owen and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis. This tour is produced by the Dodgers and Tommy Mottola. (more...)

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Luba Mason to Appear in Concert with Billy Stritch GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Luba Mason to Appear in Concert with Billy Stritch
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019

After a sold-out premiere this summer, on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 9:30pm Broadway star and recording artist Luba Mason (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, How to Succeed, Will Rogers Follies) will bring her acclaimed Broadway-centric concert Luba Mason a?" 5' 10a?? with pianist & music director Billy Stritch (Liza Minnelli, Christine Ebersole) to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Aims Satirical Darts At Broadway's Freshest Targets BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Aims Satirical Darts At Broadway's Freshest Targets
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2019

For those of us who began making regular pilgrimages to Palsson's Supper Club back in the early 80s to see Gerard Alessandrini's smart new revue pack with parody lyrics and impersonations that skewered the gods and goddesses of Times Square, Broadway just isn't Broadway without FORBIDDEN BROADWAY around. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/22: COMPANY Casting, and More! Wake Up With BWW 10/22: COMPANY Casting, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2019

Today's top stories: casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Company, and more! (more...)

Breaking: THE WHO'S TOMMY Will Come Back to Broadway in 2021 Breaking: THE WHO'S TOMMY Will Come Back to Broadway in 2021
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

It was announced today that producers Hal Luftig and Patrick Catullo will bring a new production of the classic rock opera The Who's Tommy back to Broadway in the 2021 season, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, who also directed the original Broadway production. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of AMERICAN UTOPIA on Broadway! Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of AMERICAN UTOPIA on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 21, 2019

David Byrne's American Utopia just celebrated opening night yesterday, October 20 at the intimate Hudson Theatre on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and we're taking you to the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour! Photo Flash: Get A First Look At SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour! Check out photos of the cast in action! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/14: THE WHO'S TOMMY Concert at La Jolla, and More Wake Up With BWW 10/14: THE WHO'S TOMMY Concert at La Jolla, and More
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2019

Today's top stories: La Jolla stages The Who's Tommy concert tonight, and more! (more...)

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL National Tour Opens In Cleveland SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL National Tour Opens In Cleveland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

The North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical celebrated its official tour press opening last night in Cleveland, OH at Playhouse Square, following technical rehearsals and tour kickoff performances at RBTL's Auditorium Theater in Rochester, NY. The musical plays in Cleveland through October 27 and will next travel to the Hollywood Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, CA for an engagement November 5-24. The three actresses that share the role of musical icon Donna Summer, Dan'yelle Williamson as a?oeDiva Donna,a?? Alex Hairston as a?oeDisco Donnaa?? and Olivia Elease Hardy as a?oeDuckling Donna,a?? were presented with bouquets of white roses during Curtain Call and met Mimi Dohler, Donna Summer's daughter. (more...)

Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones Harvey Named 2019 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Winners Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones Harvey Named 2019 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The only African American lead producers on Broadway for the last 13 years they and their company Front Row Productions have blazed a trail of a?oefirsts,a?? Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey have brought a unique brand of diversity to Broadway and London's West End by mounting new productions featuring non-traditional casting and diverse voices to the stage. Established in 2006, the Olivier Award Winning and Tony-nominated Producers strive to employ diverse talent, creative teams and management for all of their productions. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall To Direct And Choreograph SIDEWAYS: THE MUSICAL Kathleen Marshall To Direct And Choreograph SIDEWAYS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall will join novelist/librettist Rex Pickett and composer Anthony Leigh Adams in collaborating on the development of Sideways: The Musical.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: JERSEY BOYS Cast Travels to Staten Island to Deliver Sing for Hope Piano to Local School BWW Exclusive: JERSEY BOYS Cast Travels to Staten Island to Deliver Sing for Hope Piano to Local School
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

Jersey Boys just participated in the program, when a red piano (equipped with Jersey Boys-era microphones and quotes from the show) was delivered to its final home at Port Richmond High School on Staten Island. Sing for Hope director Lester Vrtiak led a Citizen Artist Assembly, explaining to the students the story of this piano and explaining how they can be citizen artists in their community. Four cast members were on hand for the event, where they performed a few songs at the new piano and signed autographs for the students (who came to see the show earlier in the month). Check out photos from inside the big day below! (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Norm Lewis, Alice Ripley and More Lead THE WHO'S TOMMY in Concert Michael Cerveris, Norm Lewis, Alice Ripley and More Lead THE WHO'S TOMMY in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast of its upcoming fundraising event: The Who's Tommy: A Staged Concert Benefiting La Jolla Playhouse (more...)

Broadway In Boston JERSEY BOYS On Sale This Monday Broadway In Boston JERSEY BOYS On Sale This Monday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets will go on sale Monday, September 30 for the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. JERSEY BOYS will play the Emerson Colonial Theatre March 18 a?" 22, 2020 as part of the Lexus 2019-2020 Broadway In Boston Season.  (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, and More Set for Upcoming Mirvish Season THE BAND'S VISIT, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, and More Set for Upcoming Mirvish Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

The 2019/20 Mirvish Theatre Season is one of the company's biggest, with 24 different shows in six downtown Toronto venues. (more...)

Nicolas Dromard Rejoins the Cast of JERSEY BOYS Nicolas Dromard Rejoins the Cast of JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning musical Jersey Boys welcomes back Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito tonight, Monday, September 23, at New York City's New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1. (more...)

Teal Wicks, Rachel Potter, Jelani Remy, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 27th Anniversary Season Gala Teal Wicks, Rachel Potter, Jelani Remy, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 27th Anniversary Season Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Joining the gala are Rachel Potter (The Addams Family, Evita), Jelani Remy (Ain't Too Proud, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Christina Sajous (Baby, It's You, Holler If You Hear Me), Carrie St. Louis (Rock of Ages, Kinky Boots), Alysha Umphress (Smokey Joe's Café, On The Town), Christian Dante White (My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly!) and Teal Wicks (The Cher Show). (more...)

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