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THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.

Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From Opening Night of NEWSIES at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From Opening Night of NEWSIES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

In the summer of 1899, the newsboys of New York City took on two of the most powerful men in the country ‚ÄĒ Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst ‚ÄĒ and won. Inspired by true events, the Broadway smash hit is a testament to the power of standing up and speaking out. The Tony Award-winning musical features fan-favorites like ‚ÄúCarrying the Banner,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúKing of New York‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúSeize the Day.‚ÄĚ Newsies is ‚Äúa winning, high-energy musical‚ÄĚ (Entertainment Weekly) just in time for the holidays and perfect for the whole family.

NEWSIES Will Receive Six Show Extension For Run at Arena Stage Photo NEWSIES Will Receive Six Show Extension For Run at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

The Tony Award-winning musical, Disney's Newsies, will receive an additional six performances during its run at Arena Stage. Under the direction of Molly Smith, choreography by Parker Esse and music direction by Laura Bergquist, the production now runs through December 29, 2019 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

VIDEO: NEWSIES' Chaz Wolcott Takes Over Instagram! Photo VIDEO: NEWSIES' Chaz Wolcott Takes Over Instagram!
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 11, 2019

We seized the day yesterday thanks to Chaz Wolcott taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at a two-show day of Arena Stage's production of Newsies! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!

NEWSIES' Chaz Wolcott Takes Over Instagram Sunday! Photo NEWSIES' Chaz Wolcott Takes Over Instagram Sunday!
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 9, 2019

The world will know that Chaz Wolcott is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at Arena Stage's production of Newsies this Sunday, November 10th! Be sure to seize the day and follow along throughout the day for a look behind the scenes at a two-show day with Jack, Davey, Katherine, and all of the kings of New York!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For NEWSIES At Arena Stage Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For NEWSIES At Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 30, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Disney's Tony Award-winning musical Newsies, an inspiring story about kids who fight for what is right at the turn of the century, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein. Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, this family-friendly musical follows the story of newsboys and newsgirls who dream of a better life and lead a crusade for justice. Just in time for the holidays, the score features fan favorites, including 'King of New York,' 'Carrying the Banner' and 'Seize the Day.' Newsies, directed by Molly Smith, with choreography by Parker Esse and music direction by Laura Bergquist, will run November 1-December 22, 2019 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

Arena Stage to Honor Baayork Lee Photo Arena Stage to Honor Baayork Lee
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Artist Award to Tony Award-winning actress, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee. The award will be presented Wednesday, November 13, 2019 as part of the opening night celebration for Disney's Newsies, directed by Molly Smith. 

Photo Flash: Inside First Rehearsal For Arena Stage's NEWSIES Photo Photo Flash: Inside First Rehearsal For Arena Stage's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Disney's Tony Award-winning musical Newsies, an inspiring story about kids who fight for what is right at the turn of the century, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein. Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, this family-friendly musical follows the story of newsboys and newsgirls who dream of a better life and lead a crusade for justice. Just in time for the holidays, the score features fan favorites, including a?oeKing of New York,a?? a?oeCarrying the Bannera?? and a?oeSeize the Day.a?? Newsies, directed by Molly Smith, with choreography by Parker Esse and music direction by Laura Bergquist, will run November 1-December 22, 2019 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

Photo Coverage: Sekhmet Sisterhood Presents NIGHT OF BROADWAY Photo Photo Coverage: Sekhmet Sisterhood Presents NIGHT OF BROADWAY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 9, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 presented a special evening of entertainment for Sekhmet Sisterhood's Night of Broadway on Sunday, September 8 at 7:00 PM. Performers included Milly Shapiro (Hereditary, Matilda), Catherine Brunell (Something Rotten, Les Miserables), Mallory Bechtel (Hereditary, Dear Evan Hansen), Kimberly Marable(Hadestown), Analise Scarpaci (A Christmas Story, Matilda), Laurissa 'Lala' Romain(South Pacific), and emcee for the evening, Terra C MacLeod (Chicago).

Milly Shapiro and More Sing For Sekhmet Sisterhood At The Green Room 42 Photo Milly Shapiro and More Sing For Sekhmet Sisterhood At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present a special evening of entertainment for Sekhmet Sisterhood's Night of Broadway on Sunday, September 8 at 7:00 PM. Following the announcement of several performers including Milly Shapiro (Hereditary, Matilda), Catherine Brunell (Something Rotten, Les Miserables), and Mallory Bechtel (Hereditary, Dear Evan Hansen). the line up just keeps growing! Joining this already power-packed cast includes Kimberly Marable (Hadestown), Analise Scarpaci (A Christmas Story, Matilda), Laurissa a?oeLalaa?? Romain (South Pacific), and emcee for the evening, Terra C MacLeod (Chicago). They will raise money for the newly established 501c3 non-profit organization Sekhmet Sisterhood, devoted to empowering women to make a difference and change the world by banding together, sharing experiences and supporting each other. These powerful Broadway stars will sing songs that take you through the evolution of sisterhood over the years, while raising money for an important cause. Musical Direction by Laura Bergquist. Cabaret Direction Melanie Lockyer.

Partial Cast and Creative Team Announced For Disney's NEWSIES at Arena Stage Photo Partial Cast and Creative Team Announced For Disney's NEWSIES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces casting for Disney's Tony Award-winning musical Newsies, an inspiring story about kids who fight for what is right at the turn of the century, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein. Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, this family-friendly musical follows the story of newsboys and newsgirls who dream of a better life and lead a crusade for justice. Just in time for the holidays, the score features fan favorites, including 'King of New York,' 'Carrying the Banner' and 'Seize the Day.' Newsies, directed by Molly Smith, with choreography by Parker Esse and music direction by Laura Bergquist, will run November 1-December 22, 2019 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

Positions with New York City Center, Virginia Stage Company, The Shed, Walnut Street, Photo Positions with New York City Center, Virginia Stage Company, The Shed, Walnut Street, More in BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 8/29/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Photo Flash: Arena Stage 2019-2020 Season Preview Photo Photo Flash: Arena Stage 2019-2020 Season Preview
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie announce the 2019/20 lineup for the company's 70th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices. Arena is committed to leading the way in gender equity and racial diversity by reflecting those values both on and off the stage. This season over half of our playwrights and directors are represented as women and people of color. The 70th anniversary also celebrates Arena's vision to produce new work with three world premieres, including the seventh Power Play, a decade-long initiative focused on stories of politics and power from 1776 to present day. As part of Arena's mission to serve artists on a national, regional and local scale, three exciting collaborations will take place with the Dallas Theater Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Conservatory Theater. 

Positions On and Off Stage, Workshops, Classes, More in this Week's BroadwayWorld Cla Photo Positions On and Off Stage, Workshops, Classes, More in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 8/26/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Milly Shapiro And More Sing For Sekhmet Sisterhood At The Green Room 42, September 8 Photo Milly Shapiro And More Sing For Sekhmet Sisterhood At The Green Room 42, September 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?' Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?' will present a special evening of entertainment for Sekhmet Sisterhood's Night of Broadway on Sunday, September 8 at 7:00 PM.

Stomping Ground Theatre Company Presents NEXT FALL By Geoffrey Nauffts Photo Stomping Ground Theatre Company Presents NEXT FALL By Geoffrey Nauffts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019

STOMPING GROUND THEATRE COMPANY, a non-profit theatre company in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, announces its production of NEXT FALL, a play by Geoffrey Nauffts, directed by Scott Koonce.

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2018 Raises Over A Half A Million Dollars Photo BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2018 Raises Over A Half A Million Dollars
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Fundraising records and gender norms alike were smashed by stars of stage, screen and pop music on April 2, 2018, at this year's inclusive, dynamic and loving Broadway Backwards.

The Best of Backwards: Relive the Best Moments of BC/EFA's Broadway Backwards! Photo The Best of Backwards: Relive the Best Moments of BC/EFA's Broadway Backwards!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2018

What began as a small, grassroots concert performed at The Center in 2006 quickly grew into a highly anticipated event presented in Broadway's best theatres. Monday night marks the return of Broadway Backwards- Broadway's annual gender-swapped celebration of love and the LGBT community. In its 12 editions, Broadway Backwards has raised more than $3.4 million for Broadway Cares and The Center.

Noah Galvin, Andrea McArdle, and More Added to BROADWAY BACKWARDS Lineup Photo Noah Galvin, Andrea McArdle, and More Added to BROADWAY BACKWARDS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Tickets have sold out to next month's Broadway Backwards, Broadway's annual gender-swapped celebration of love and the LGBT community, as more stars of stage and screen join the already distinguished lineup of performers.

Tituss Burgess, Andrea Martin, Lea Salonga, and More to Take the Stage at BROADWAY BA Photo Tituss Burgess, Andrea Martin, Lea Salonga, and More to Take the Stage at BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Legendary Tony Award winners, a three-time Emmy Award nominee, an Oscar winner and an iconic Disney princess are among the stage and screen stars coming together for Broadway Backwards, the theatre community's annual gender-bending celebration of love and the LGBT community.

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