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Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López & More Join NYPL's I'M STLL HER Photo Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López & More Join NYPL's I'M STLL HERE Benefit
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 16, 2021

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López, Susan Stroman, Marisha Wallace, and Christopher Wheeldon have joined the growing list of Broadway stars participating in I'm Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, airing June 23, 2021 on Broadway On Demand at 8pm EST and 8pm PST. The fundraiser will help raise critical funds for the Library for the Performing Arts' beloved Theatre Division as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

Applications Now Open For The Prince Fellowship Photo Applications Now Open For The Prince Fellowship
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2021

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces that applications are now open for the 2021 Fellowship program.

T. Fellowship Renamed The Prince Fellowship After Hal Prince Photo T. Fellowship Renamed The Prince Fellowship After Hal Prince
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2021

The T. Fellowship has officially been renamed The Prince Fellowship to honor the legacy, career and memory of the producer, director and T Fellowship founder Harold Prince.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the New Group's 25th Anniversary Gala Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside the New Group's 25th Anniversary Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 10, 2020

Just last night, Off-Broadway's The New Group honored its Board President Abby Merrill and Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage (Cyrano) at the its Annual Gala, this year celebrating the company's 25th Anniversary.

Jasmine Cephas Jones, Cynthia Nixon and More to Attend The New Group Gala Honoring Pe Photo Jasmine Cephas Jones, Cynthia Nixon and More to Attend The New Group Gala Honoring Peter Dinklage, Erica Schmidt & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2020

The New Group will honor its Board President Abby Merrill and Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage (Cyrano) at the its Annual Gala, this year celebrating the company's 25th Anniversary, on Monday, March 9.

Robert Mark Kamen & Drew Gasparini Are Developing THE KARATE KID for Broadway Photo Robert Mark Kamen & Drew Gasparini Are Developing THE KARATE KID for Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 22, 2020

Kinoshita Group, Kumiko Yoshii, and Michael Wolk announced today simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles that The Karate Kid is being developed for Broadway as a new musical. Based on the smash hit Columbia Pictures motion picture, and featuring a book by the film's screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen and music and lyrics by Drew Gasparini, The Karate Kid will be directed by renowned Japanese director Amon Miyamoto and choreographed by MTV VMA nominees Keone and Mari Madrid.

BWW Interview: WEST SIDE STORY on a 360 degree Stage in Tokyo! Photo BWW Interview: WEST SIDE STORY on a 360 degree Stage in Tokyo!
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 6, 2019

I had the privilege of interviewing Robin de Levita, mastermind of the 360 StageAround technology, about coming to Japan and why he felt it was important to create a new live theater experience for the world. The most inspiring thing he told me was that Arts Education deserves support and respect from the government. The impact of theater on our youth is huge! 'When kids come to the theater, their phones are switched off. The lights go down. The performance is life and alive. The impact is huge.' The Japanese cast will take over West Side Story in 3 Seasons, starting from November 6th, 2019 and running through January 13th, 2020. This article gives you all the links, and a youtube video!

New York Musical Festival to Honor Stephen Schwartz and Kelly Devine at November Bene Photo New York Musical Festival to Honor Stephen Schwartz and Kelly Devine at November Benefit Concert
by Julie Musbach - Oct 11, 2019

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) will honor Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kelly Devine at its 2019 Benefit Concert on Monday, November 18 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).

Breaking: Christopher Ashley and Bridget Carpenter Join Cyndi Lauper for Broadway-Bou Photo Breaking: Christopher Ashley and Bridget Carpenter Join Cyndi Lauper for Broadway-Bound WORKING GIRL Musical
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2019

Producers Aged In Wood Productions (Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler) and Kumiko Yoshii have just announced that Tony Award-winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) will direct the Broadway-aimed Working Girl, with music and lyrics by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winner Cyndi Lauper and book by screenwriter and playwright Bridget Carpenter ('11.22.63' and 'Friday Night Lights').

Photo Flashback: Remembering Hal Prince Photo Photo Flashback: Remembering Hal Prince
by Walter McBride - Aug 7, 2019

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last week, legendary Broadway director and producer Hal Prince passed away at 91 years of age after a brief illness, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin, Joshua Henry and More Celebrate Grand Opening of Open Jar  Photo Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin, Joshua Henry and More Celebrate Grand Opening of Open Jar Studios
by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2019

Open Jar Studios, Manhattan's newest and largest rehearsal space, celebrated its Grand Opening last night, June 17, 2019 with a star-studded crowd.

STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo to Join BE MORE CHILL's 'Post Show Hang' Photo STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo to Join BE MORE CHILL's 'Post Show Hang'
by Julie Musbach - May 28, 2019

Today, the producers of Be More Chill announced the launch of "The Post Show Hang," a special Wednesday evening post-show encore series, that will include a performance tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, with Gaten Matarazzo("Stranger Things"). Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis will accompany an exciting lineup of actors as they each perform a song from the Tony Award-nominated score of Be More Chill. Additional actors will be announced at a later date.

Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List! Photo Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld.

THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD, BEETLEJUICE & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations! Photo THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD, BEETLEJUICE & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 17, 2019

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld.

BWW Review: Love Shines from Here and Beyond in ‚ÄúPRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON‚ÄĚ THE Photo BWW Review: Love Shines from Here and Beyond in ‚ÄúPRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON‚ÄĚ THE SUPER LIVE
by Kristen Morale - Apr 2, 2019

Based on Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi, with a book by Akiko Kodama and now celebrating its New York premiere under the direction of Takahiro, 'Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon' The Super Live held three performances at the Playstation Theater in Times Square from March 29th-30th. Featuring an all-female cast (portraying both male and female roles), New York was treated (if ever so briefly) to a beautifully orchestrated, 2.5D phenomenon that is an exciting mix of both musical and concert.

BWW Review: PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON THE SUPER LIVE Launches the 2.5D Phenomenon Photo BWW Review: PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON THE SUPER LIVE Launches the 2.5D Phenomenon
by Cindy Sibilsky - Apr 2, 2019

The 2.5D Phenomenon from Japan finally arrived stateside in Washington D.C. and NYC in March. With the remarkable and unprecedented success of 'Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon' The Super Live launching a new dimension of entertainment in the states, the question is not if, but when and where the next showing of these sensational spectacles will occur.

PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON The Super Live Starts Performances Tonight Photo PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON The Super Live Starts Performances Tonight
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2019

'Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon' The Super Live, (http://sailormoon-official.com/stage/superlive/us) a new live 2.5D Musical entertainment based on the wildly popular manga (comic book) at PlayStation Theater (1515 Broadway at 44th Street) has sold out its entire run. Today, the producers announced that a limited quantity of additional tickets will be put on sale at 12pm noon for all three performances: March 29 at 8PM andMarch 30 at 1PM and 5PM.

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Edie Falco at Spring Gala! Photo Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Edie Falco at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - Mar 12, 2019

Off-Broadway's The New Group honored Edie Falco and Serge Nivelle at the company's Annual Gala last night, March 11 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich). The event featured a performance by Brandon Victor Dixon and appearances by Peter Dinklage, Warren Leight, Erica Schmidt and Tarik Trotter.

The New Group Honors Edie Falco And Serge Nivelle At Annual Gala Photo The New Group Honors Edie Falco And Serge Nivelle At Annual Gala
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2019

Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Edie Falco and Serge Nivelle at the company's Annual Gala on Monday, March 11 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich).  The event will feature a performance by Brandon Victor Dixon and appearances by Peter Dinklage, Warren Leight, Erica Schmidt and Tarik Trotter. The evening, 6:00-10:00pm, includes cocktails, dinner and live auctions.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Open Hal Prince Exhibit This Fal Photo New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Open Hal Prince Exhibit This Fall!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 26, 2019

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center announced today plans for a major exhibition examining the work of Hal Prince opening in the fall of 2019. The as-yet-untitled exhibition will document Prince's illustrious career from his early days serving as stage manager and understudy in Wonderful Town to his most recent collaborations using documents, objects, and recordings from the Library's unparalleled collections.

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