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Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY, WICKED & More Help Kick Off the Summer at Broadway in Bryant Park!Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY, WICKED & More Help Kick Off the Summer at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 7, 2017

The series kicked off just yesterday, hosted by the cast of The Play That Goes Wrong and featuring performances from the casts of Stomp, The Phantom of the Opera, Groundhog Day and Wicked. BroadwayWorld is bringing you photos from the big day below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY Celebrates Cast Recording Release with In-Store Appearance at Barnes and NoblePhoto Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY Celebrates Cast Recording Release with In-Store Appearance at Barnes and Noble
by Jennifer Broski - May 19, 2017

The Groundhog Day cast recording peeked its head out in public this week and the cast of the hit Broadway musical was on hand at Barnes and Noble this week to celebrate with a CD signing! See all the images from the event below! (more...)

Listen to It on Repeat! GROUNDHOG DAY Original Broadway Cast Recording Drops on Digital TodayListen to It on Repeat! GROUNDHOG DAY Original Broadway Cast Recording Drops on Digital Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records have announced the release of Groundhog Day The Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording. Produced by Chris Nightingale, Tim Minchin, and Michael Croiter, the album is available digitally beginning today, April 21, and on CD May 12. (more...)

Review Roundup: There Will Be Sun! GROUNDHOG DAY- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: There Will Be Sun! GROUNDHOG DAY- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 17, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchinand a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opens tonight, Monday April 17, on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Performances began on March 16. (more...)

UPDATE: Andy Karl Will Go On for Opening Night of GROUNDHOG DAY Despite Torn ACLUPDATE: Andy Karl Will Go On for Opening Night of GROUNDHOG DAY Despite Torn ACL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchinand a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opens tonight, Monday April 17, on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Performances began on March 16. (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Sets Rush, Lottery Policies Before Starting Broadway Time Loop Tomorrow; Plus Album Details!GROUNDHOG DAY Sets Rush, Lottery Policies Before Starting Broadway Time Loop Tomorrow; Plus Album Details!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, begins Broadway performances tomorrow night, Thursday March 16, at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Opening night is set for Monday, April 17. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Hits the Recording Studio This Weekend; Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring!GROUNDHOG DAY Hits the Recording Studio This Weekend; Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Just announced, Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records are partnering to release the Original Broadway Cast Album for Groundhog Day The Musical. (more...)

Enter Now for a Chance to Win Tickets to the First Preview of GROUNDHOG DAY!Enter Now for a Chance to Win Tickets to the First Preview of GROUNDHOG DAY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

To take the sting out of this morning's news from Punxsutawney PA predicting six more weeks of winter, the producers of the eagerly anticipated Broadway musical comedy Groundhog Day announce a national sweepstakes to give away the first preview performance at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) on Thursday, March 16. Opening night is April 17. (more...)

Practice Makes Perfect! Rehearsals Start Next Week for GROUNDHOG DAY on BroadwayPractice Makes Perfect! Rehearsals Start Next Week for GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 9, for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

BWW Review: CHAPTER TWO Shows the Happy Heartbreak of Starting OverBWW Review: CHAPTER TWO Shows the Happy Heartbreak of Starting Over
by Maggie Yates - Dec 9, 2016

Ensemble's production of Chapter Two, Neil Simon's 1977 living-room comedy about a second marriage, tackles the problems that come with an obsession with the past. (more...)

BWW Preview: WOMEN IN JEOPARDY - Ensemble's Pseudo Super-SleuthsBWW Preview: WOMEN IN JEOPARDY - Ensemble's Pseudo Super-Sleuths
by Maggie Yates - Nov 30, 2015

It's clear to Mary and Jo that Liz's gentleman friend is actually a deranged serial killer, but they're not sure how to explain their concern to Liz, so happy to have found love at last. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD Slays Ensemble AudiencesBWW Review: SWEENEY TODD Slays Ensemble Audiences
by Maggie Yates - Oct 17, 2015

Ensemble's 'Sweeney Todd' is a highly enjoyable production that captured the dark romance and comedy of this tale of love and vengeance. (more...)


by Maggie Yates - Sep 30, 2015

'Sweeney Todd,' directed by Jonathan Fox, will be Ensemble's 2015-2016 season opener: an appropriate horror-story musical for the Halloween Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt & More Backstage at HAIRSPRAY at The Muny!Photo Flash: Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt & More Backstage at HAIRSPRAY at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittmanwith a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind-the-Scenes of HAIRSPRAY at The Muny!Photo Flash: Behind-the-Scenes of HAIRSPRAY at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittmanwith a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the production below! (more...)

BWW TV: Bryan Batt on Heading to The MUNY in HAIRSPRAY, His Broadway Career & MoreBWW TV: Bryan Batt on Heading to The MUNY in HAIRSPRAY, His Broadway Career & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2015

The Muny is currently presenting Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. Starring as Edna Turnblad is stage and screen vet Bryan Batt, who recently sat down the executive producer and artistic director Mike Isaacson and opened up about his career and taking on the role - check out the interview below! (more...)

BWW TV: Welcome to The Muny! Check Out Highlights from the Starry Summer Production of HAIRSPRAYBWW TV: Welcome to The Muny! Check Out Highlights from the Starry Summer Production of HAIRSPRAY
by TV - On the Road - Jun 24, 2015

The Muny is currently presenting Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. Check out a first look at the cast of the starry summer production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt & More in HAIRSPRAY at The Muny!Photo Flash: First Look at Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt & More in HAIRSPRAY at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittmanwith a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: HAIRSPRAY is a Blast at The MUNYBWW Reviews: HAIRSPRAY is a Blast at The MUNY
by Chris Gibson - Jun 24, 2015

The MUNY continues its season with an exuberant and colorful staging of HAIRSPRAY, the musical based on filmmaker and author John Waters' most accessible, and mainstream, movie. Of course, the master of bad taste allowed some of the rougher edges to get smoothed over in the process, but the core messages of understanding and acceptance in the face of prejudice and intolerance is still present, and that's what's truly important. Get out while the weather is gorgeous and take in the MUNY's fabulous production of HAIRSPRAY! (more...)

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