Brief 6/21: SKINTIGHT Starring Idina Menzel Opens Tonight, and More!Brief 6/21: SKINTIGHT Starring Idina Menzel Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Skintight starring Idina Menzel officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

New Album by Jason Robert Brown To Be Released This MonthNew Album by Jason Robert Brown To Be Released This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

How We React and How We Recover, the new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, will be released by Ghostlight Records this month. His first solo recording in over a decade is a politically-charged, far-reaching rumination on love, family and music. The album will be available in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 29, with a physical CD planned for later this year. The release will coincide with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center production of Brown's landmark New York debut show Songs for a New World, which runs from June 27-30. (more...)

BE MORE CHILL Finds Its Full Cast; Tiffany Mann, Britton Smith, and MoreBE MORE CHILL Finds Its Full Cast; Tiffany Mann, Britton Smith, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

One of this summer's most anticipated musicals, Be More Chill, has announced complete casting for the New York premiere production (more...)

BE MORE CHILL Vinyl Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-OrderBE MORE CHILL Vinyl Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

BE MORE CHILL - the musical whose cult status and social media following have propelled it to chart-topping success and a long-awaited Off Broadway debut this summer - will be released on vinyl from Ghostlight Records on Friday, July 27. This release will coincide with the show's New York premiere production, which starts previews on Thursday, July 26. The show features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. Fans who pre-order through PledgeMusic will be the first to receive the vinyl double gatefold package, which features new illustrative designs, green and red colored discs, and a 16-page booklet with lyrics, production photos and a new liner note from Joe Iconis. (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT National Tour Will Launch June 2019 in ProvidenceTHE BAND'S VISIT National Tour Will Launch June 2019 in Providence
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

THE BAND'S VISIT, winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will open its National Tour at PPAC in Providence, RI, June 25 - 30, 2019. In Providence, THE BAND'S VISIT is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage with Melissa Benoist at BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICALPhoto Coverage: Backstage with Melissa Benoist at BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - Jun 13, 2018

Melissa Benoist, who currently steals the screen in the title role of The CW's hit show, 'Supergirl', just made her Broadway debut as Carole King this summer in Broadway's hit, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical. Ms. Benoist just began performances on June 7 and will play a limited run through August 4th, 2018. We hung out with Melissa backstage after her debut performance. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Benoist Takes Her First Bows in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICALPhoto Coverage: Melissa Benoist Takes Her First Bows in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - Jun 13, 2018

Melissa Benoist, who currently steals the screen in the title role of The CW's hit show, 'Supergirl', just made her Broadway debut as Carole King this summer in Broadway's hit, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical. Ms. Benoist just began performances on June 7 and will play a limited run through August 4th, 2018. (more...)

George Salazar And Joe Iconis Album TWO-PLAYER GAME to Drop 7/27George Salazar And Joe Iconis Album TWO-PLAYER GAME to Drop 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Two-Player Game - the new album from George Salazar and Joe Iconis - will be available on CD online and in stores on Friday, July 27. The album is being released in conjunction with the debut New York production of Be More Chill, which starts previews on Thursday, July 26. Two-Player Game is currently available in digital and streaming formats. For more information, please visit www.ghostlightrecords.com/joe-iconis-george-salazar-two-player-game.html (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet The Pitiful Children of Off-Broadway's BE MORE CHILL!Photo Coverage: Meet The Pitiful Children of Off-Broadway's BE MORE CHILL!
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 2018

Be More Chill, the original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (NBC's 'Smash', The Black Suits, Broadway Bounty Hunter) and a book by Joe Tracz(The Lightning Thief, Netflix's 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events') will have its New York premiere production this summer. The cast met the press this afternoon and BroadwayWorld was on hand to meet the new class of Be More Chill! Check out photos below! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to CalgaryTHE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Calgary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a sold out engagement in 2016 returns to Calgary for a limited engagement September 11-16 at The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside PRINCE OF BROADWAY's Album Release Event at Barnes and NoblePhoto Coverage: Inside PRINCE OF BROADWAY's Album Release Event at Barnes and Noble
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 2, 2018

Ghostlight Records celebrated the release of PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording with an exclusive in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, June 1. PRINCE OF BROADWAY is a musical celebration highlighting the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Hal Prince. Mr. Prince appeared at the event in conversation with three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, who co-produced the album and provided new songs, arrangements, orchestration and music supervision for the show. In addition to a CD signing, members of the original cast performed musical highlights. (more...)

Sutton Foster's New Album 'Take Me To The World' is Now Available From Ghostlight DeluxeSutton Foster's New Album 'Take Me To The World' is Now Available From Ghostlight Deluxe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, has released Take Me to the World - the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster - today, Friday, June 1. The album is being released in conjunction with the fifth season of the critically-acclaimed TV Land series "Younger," which returns on Tuesday, June 5. To order the album, please visit http://smarturl.it/suttonfoster-world. (more...)

Lena Hall's Latest OBSESSED: RADIOHEAD is Now Available for Pre-OrderLena Hall's Latest OBSESSED: RADIOHEAD is Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

SKB Records celebrates the halfway point of LENA HALL Obsessed, their unprecedented monthly music and video series from the Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee. Obsessed: Radiohead - highlighting the songs of the influential alternative rock powerhouse - is available for pre-order today Friday, May 25 (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces $25 Ticket LotteryTHE BOOK OF MORMON Announces $25 Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins Tuesday, May 29 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis and plays a limited one week engagement through Sunday, June 3. In St. Louis, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Joe's Pub Production of LIZA '79 PostponesJoe's Pub Production of LIZA '79 Postpones
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Producers Zach Laks, Sarah Galli, and Joseph Lucius in association with Form Theatricals announce that due to scheduling conflicts, the Joe's pub production of LIZA '79, conceived and directed by Ben Rimalower, starring Larry Owens is postponed.  Originally scheduled for performances in June, new dates and casting will be announced at a later date.   (more...)

Two River Theater Announces A Special Q&A With Joe IconisTwo River Theater Announces A Special Q&A With Joe Iconis
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

???????Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces a special Q&A with composer/lyricist Joe Iconis as part of First Monday Masters, Two River's popular new series of  master classes led by artists affiliated with Two River Theater's recent productions and current season. (more...)

Hal Prince and Jason Robert Brown to Celebrate PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Album Release at Barnes and NobleHal Prince and Jason Robert Brown to Celebrate PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the release of PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording with an exclusive in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 PM. PRINCE OF BROADWAY is a musical celebration of director and producer Hal Prince. Mr. Prince will appear at the event in conversation with three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

Jason Tam Joins Cast of BE MORE CHILLJason Tam Joins Cast of BE MORE CHILL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Broadway's Jason Tam joins the company of this summer's hotly anticipated musical Be More Chill. Assuming the role of 'The Squip,' Tam joins previously announced cast members from the 2015 Two River Theater production and original cast recording including Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening, Groundhog Day) as Rich, Katlyn Carlson (Dirty Dancing, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) as Chloe, Stephanie Hsu (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Christine, Lauren Marcus (The Humans at St. Louis Rep, Company at Barrington Stage) as Brooke, and George Salazar (tick tick BOOM!, Godspell, The Lightning Thief) as Michael; as well as Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen, The Black Suits) as Jeremy and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Freaky Friday, Benny and Joon, Bloodsong of Love) as Jeremy's Dad/Mr. Reyes. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Joe Iconis and Jennifer TepperExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Joe Iconis and Jennifer Tepper
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 21, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Sutton Foster Releases Second Single from New AlbumSutton Foster Releases Second Single from New Album
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, will release Take Me to the World - the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster - on Friday, June 1. Starting today, Friday, May 18, customers that pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the album's second single. "I'm on My Way / On My Way" is a medley of one of Sutton's signature songs from the musical Violet, combined with the traditional spiritual. The album is being released in conjunction with the fifth season of the critically-acclaimed TV Land series "Younger," which returns on Tuesday, June 5. (more...)

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