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Navigant Credit Union Sponsors KINKY BOOTS at PPACNavigant Credit Union Sponsors KINKY BOOTS at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

J.L. Lynn Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce that Navigant Credit Union is the sponsor of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, KINKY BOOTS. The dazzling (Daily News) musical returns to PPAC December 8 10, 2017. In Providence, KINKY BOOTS is part of the Encore Series. Cox Media is the media sponsor of PPAC's 2017/2018 Encore Series. (more...)

Box Office Opens for Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDBox Office Opens for Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Circle in the Square Theatre box office (235 W. 50th street, NYC) is now open for the new production of the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Once On This Island, which begins preview performances on Thursday, November 9 and officially opens on Sunday, December 3. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS to Play the Washington PavilionTony Award Winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS to Play the Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment is thrilled to present KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS), at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, S.D. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National TourEverybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This FallNew Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

On BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' The Complicated Process of Streaming Live TheatreOn BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' The Complicated Process of Streaming Live Theatre
by OHenry Report - Sep 14, 2017

On the fourth episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks to three of the industry leaders when it comes to capturing theatre and the performing arts for distribution in movie theatres, on TV, and online. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: The Mysteries of Success and Failure for Broadway on the RoadIndustry Editor Exclusive: The Mysteries of Success and Failure for Broadway on the Road
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Sep 7, 2017

We all think we know a lot about Broadway financing. We read capitalization numbers in stories. The Broadway League puts out weekly grosses and, even though we may not know a show's exact weekly running cost, those in the know can approximate. It is obvious when a show opens and closes on the Great White Way. Tours get into murkier territories. (more...)

Announcing Crowded Fire's Matchbox PlaywrightsAnnouncing Crowded Fire's Matchbox Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) announces the featured playwrights and plays for the 2017 Matchbox Readings Series, an annual program presenting four public staged readings of plays in development. Playwrights include Idris Goodwin, Lisa Marie Rollins, Jonathan Spector, and Nathan Yungerberg. The readings will be presented November 15-18 at Brava! for Women in the Arts. (more...)

New Family Musical ENDANGERED Extends Its Run At The DavenportNew Family Musical ENDANGERED Extends Its Run At The Davenport
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The hit family musical ENDANGERED! will extend its run at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street), now through October 8, 2017.   (more...)

Video: Getting to Know ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's New Ti Moune, Hailey KilgoreVideo: Getting to Know ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's New Ti Moune, Hailey Kilgore
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 18, 2017

This week, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Hailey Kilgore has been cast as Ti Moune in the new Broadway production of Once On This Island following an extensive international search by the show's casting team.  (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New ShowsINDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Finds Its 'Ti Moune' - Go Behind the Scenes and See a Special Message from the Star!BWW TV: Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Finds Its 'Ti Moune' - Go Behind the Scenes and See a Special Message from the Star!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Hailey Kilgore, an 18 year-old Oregon native, will make her Broadway debut as Ti Moune in the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. Click below to go behind the scenes on the international search for Ti Moune, plus see a message from Hailey! (more...)

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BWW Morning Brief August 15th, 2017: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits the LATE LATE SHOW Tonight and More!BWW Morning Brief August 15th, 2017: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits the LATE LATE SHOW Tonight and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lin-Manuel Miranda will be stopping by the LATE LATE SHOW tonight and more! (more...)

Breaking: GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Will Arrive on Broadway Next Summer!Breaking: GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Will Arrive on Broadway Next Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Producers Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikeler, Ken Davenport, Richard Hopper, Roy Putrino and Richard Roth have announced that Gettin' The Band Back Together will open on Broadway next year at the Belasco Theatre (111 W 44th Street) on August 13, 2018 with previews starting July 19, 2018. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 9th, 2017: Broadway Dims the Lights for Barbara Cook and More!BWW Morning Brief August 9th, 2017: Broadway Dims the Lights for Barbara Cook and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Broadway dims the lights for Barbara Cook and more! (more...)

Breaking: Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, Quentin Earl Darrington & Alex Newell Join ONCE ON THIS ISLANDBreaking: Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, Quentin Earl Darrington & Alex Newell Join ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell ('Glee'), Merle Dandridge('Greenleaf'), and Quentin Earl Darrington (Cats) will join the cast of the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

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BWW Interview: Ken Davenport's Producing PerspectiveBWW Interview: Ken Davenport's Producing Perspective
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 2, 2017

Ken Davenport, Tony-Award winning Broadway producer, is gearing up for his next project 'Once on This Island' to hit the Great White Way this fall.  When not working on his four other shows on Broadway (Groundhog Day, Kinky Boots, and The Play That Goes Wrong) he writes a blog called 'The Producer's Perspective' giving up and coming theatre artists a behind the scenes look at his role in the industry. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Original KINKY BOOTS Stars Billy Porter and Stark Sands Will Return this FallEverybody Say Yeah! Original KINKY BOOTS Stars Billy Porter and Stark Sands Will Return this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Tony Award winner Billy Porter (whose recent studio album: Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers debuted at #2 on the iTunes R&B charts) and Tony Award nominee Stark Sands (who appears alongside Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in Spielberg's upcoming The Papers) will return to Kinky Boots this fall. (more...)

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