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Breaking: Last Gig! BANDSTAND Will Play Final Broadway Performance This SeptemberBreaking: Last Gig! BANDSTAND Will Play Final Broadway Performance This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) and featuring music byRichard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on Sunday, September, 17, 2017 following 24 previews and 166 regular performances. (more...)

Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York PremiereSusan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price are pleased to announce the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast). Two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say, Anna in the Tropics) will direct the 10-week limited engagement beginning November 12 with performances through January 28 and an official opening night set for November 26. 20TH CENTURY BLUES will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Strike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Celebrates 100 Performances with Free Cast Album StreamingStrike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Celebrates 100 Performances with Free Cast Album Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, celebrates 100 performances on Broadway at the matinee performance today, Wednesday, July 26. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with the Cast and Creative Team Behind Broadway's HOLIDAY INNVIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with the Cast and Creative Team Behind Broadway's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is available now on CD, online and in stores, via Ghostlight Records. Check out a special new 'Making of the Cast Album' video, featuring exclusive footage from the recording session and stage production, plus commentary from the cast and creative team, below! (more...)

Cast is Set for HEAD OF PASSES at the TaperCast is Set for HEAD OF PASSES at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????Center Theatre Group has announced the cast for "Head of Passes" by Oscar winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Directed by Tina Landau and featuring Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, "Head of Passes" begins previews September 13, opens September 24 and continues through October 22, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN Rolls Into Starlight 7/25-30SOMETHING ROTTEN Rolls Into Starlight 7/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten! brings its rib-tickling North American tour to Starlight Theatre for six performances July 25-30. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Northwest Premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre this FallSOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Northwest Premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, begins performances at The 5th Avenue Theatre on September 12 (press opening Friday, September 15), and runs through October 1, 2017. Tickets start at $29 and will go on sale Wednesday, July 19. They can be purchased at www.5thavenue.org, by phone at 206-625-1900 or at the Box Office at 1308 5th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens Tonight at Chicago's Oriental TheatreBroadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens Tonight at Chicago's Oriental Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Broadway In Chicago welcomes the completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. The show wil play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) starting tonight, July 11, through July 23, 2017. (more...)

Joey Pero Returns to BANDSTAND TonightJoey Pero Returns to BANDSTAND Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, welcomes Joey Pero back to the production in the role of Nick Radel beginning tonight. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show's TPAC RunBWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show's TPAC Run
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2017

Nashville audiences have long been noted for their generosity in rewarding performances with a standing ovation - to the point that they have become rather commonplace - but never before have we witnessed a 'standing O' at the end of a particularly raucous, thoroughly inspiring and resolutely entertaining musical number. That is, we had never seen it happen until opening night at the conclusion of the rousing and rollicking 'A Musical' that comes midway through Act One of Something Rotten!, the uproarious Broadway hit that made its Music City debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday evening. (more...)

Contest: Enter To Win A Signed FALSETTOS Broadway PosterContest: Enter To Win A Signed FALSETTOS Broadway Poster
by BWW Contests - Jun 27, 2017

Ahead of its theatrical release, BroadwayWorld is giving YOU a chance to take a home a poster signed by the Broadway cast of FALSETTOS! Enter the contest below for your chance to win one of three posters! (more...)

Wayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His HometownWayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His Hometown
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2017

Try as you might, chances are you won't be very lucky in convincing Wayne Kirkpatrick to give you the scoop about his next Broadway musical - that information is kept under the strictest of confidence, thanks to his pledge to producer Kevin McCollum and his musical collaborator who just happens to be his brother, Karey. (more...)

Broadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICABroadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will perform on 'Good Morning America' on Tuesday, June 20 in the 8:30am half hour. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Arrive at The Smith Center This AugustSOMETHING ROTTEN! to Arrive at The Smith Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The completely original new musical SOMETHING ROTTEN!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (THE BOOK OF MORMON, ALADDIN), with music and lyrics by GRAMMY Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 8 - 13, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Is Something Awesome at the Hobby CenterBWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Is Something Awesome at the Hobby Center
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jun 8, 2017

BWW Review: Set in 1590s England, SOMETHING ROTTEN is chock full of anachronistic humor and wit, with a cast that's something special. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre ClubCOST OF LIVING Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), opens tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 7, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Previews for the limited engagement began Tuesday, May 16. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 5, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) just last night, June 4th. (more...)

62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) tonight, June 4th. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Shake the Blues Away' Inside the Studio with HOLIDAY INN; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!VIDEO: 'Shake the Blues Away' Inside the Studio with HOLIDAY INN; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Ghostlight Records has released the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn in digital formats today, Friday, June 2. The CD version will be available online and in stores on Friday, July 21. The album will feature a 16-page full color booklet with a synopsis and liner notes from Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company. Go inside the recording studio for the album in the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Is Great Witty Tuneful FunBWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Is Great Witty Tuneful Fun
by Frank Benge - Jun 1, 2017

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a musical comedy with a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. Set in 1595, it tells the story of the Bottom brothers, Nick (Rob McClure) and Nigel (Pierce Cassedy), and their struggle to produce a show that isn't overshadowed by their contemporary William Shakespeare (Adam Pascal). The show opened on Broadway in 2015 and was nominated for multiple Tony Awards and ran for 745 performances. This touring production launched earlier this year. (more...)

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