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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed BirneyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle WilliamsAmerican Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA — Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra — have announced their all-star 2017-2018 season. The diverse line-up will include a tribute to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, a special evening combining yoga with the APO's favorite standards, a new family show based on the classic tale Around the World in 80 Days, and a program celebrating the wit of iconic songwriter Cole Porter. Unless otherwise noted, all shows are at the Orchestra's new home, Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street SW). Tickets to all shows are now on sale at www.AmericanPops.org. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 BelowMichael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: Will Roland Inspires and Mentors the Students of Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: Will Roland Inspires and Mentors the Students of Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

This past Sunday, Will Roland led a song interpretation Master Class for a few lucky students of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia MurneyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia Murney
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 24, 2017

On Monday, July 24, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Julia Murney. Murney discusses growing up in New York City where she attended La Guardia High school during the year and the famed Stagedoor Manor during the summer. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 17th, 2017 - Broadway Stars 'Stand Up for Freedom' and More!BWW Morning Brief July 17th, 2017 - Broadway Stars 'Stand Up for Freedom' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Stage stars 'STAND UP FOR FREEDOM' to benefit the ACLU! (more...)

Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor Therapy Begins New Summer Intensive WorkshopsLindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor Therapy Begins New Summer Intensive Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Acclaimed actor training ground Actor Therapy expands today to two summer programs: one, COLLEGE PREP, geared towards teens preparing for college admissions and a second, NEW YORK OR BUST, for newcomer performers looking to make their mark in The Big Apple. (more...)

Vocal Legend Marilyn Maye to Launch American Pops Orchestra's Third SeasonVocal Legend Marilyn Maye to Launch American Pops Orchestra's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch their all-star third season with a special benefit event featuring a rare DC-area appearance of vocal legend Marilyn Maye. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan SayerThe Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

Richard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse SeasonRichard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the latest wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Official: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and MoreOfficial: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y announces Ted Chapin, President & Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, will serve in the newly created role of Producer of Lyrics & Lyricists, beginning next season. For nearly five decades, L&L has been at the forefront of exploring and sharing the best of the American Songbook, and this opens a new chapter. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek KlenaThe Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek Klena
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26th, the Theater People podcast welcome's ANASTASIA star Derek Klena. For the podcast, Klena tells all about creating the role of Dmitri in the new Broadway production alongside his friend and CARRIE: THE MUSICAL co-star Christy Altomare. (more...)

Chris Jackson, Gavin Creel, Lindsay Mendez, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Andrea Burns and More to 'STAND UP FOR FREEDOM' This YearChris Jackson, Gavin Creel, Lindsay Mendez, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Andrea Burns and More to 'STAND UP FOR FREEDOM' This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for the annual benefit concert, "Broadway Stands Up for Freedom," which will take place on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.  This iconic concert was created 15 years ago by aspiring musical theater actors to highlight social injustices and civil rights issues through song and spoken word. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Ben Platt hosts the 2017 Jimmy Awards, honoring the best in high school musical theatre tonight! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 23rd, 2017 - Powerhouse in Poughkeepsie and More!BWW Morning Brief June 23rd, 2017 - Powerhouse in Poughkeepsie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Vassar & New York Stage and Film kicks off its star-studded 2017 Powerhouse season! (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 SeasonAdam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 23 and runs through July 30, 2017. (more...)

They Have Been Found! Chronicling the Career of Pasek and Paul Through Their MusicThey Have Been Found! Chronicling the Career of Pasek and Paul Through Their Music
by Matt Smith - Jun 9, 2017

Momma Rose may soon have to change her tune. 'Cause lately, it seems like everything's coming up Pasek and Paul! No, really. With a hotly-anticipated film project on the rise, a much-lauded Oscar win that put them on the map, and the recent announcement that their inaugural Broadway musical will be the next to be broadcast live across the globe (and they'll be contributing new music and lyrics!!) -- all amidst the buzz surrounding the award-winning mega-musical that set Broadway ablaze and left us broken on the ground, there's no denying the incomparable power duo has had quite the banner year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hal Prince, Audra McDonald, and More Inducted Into Lincoln Center Performing Arts Hall of FamePhoto Flash: Hal Prince, Audra McDonald, and More Inducted Into Lincoln Center Performing Arts Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Last night at Alice Tully Hall, The Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center held its first-ever induction ceremony and gala. The inaugural class of honorees included legendary artists Plácido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Leontyne Price, Harold Prince, and Louis Armstrong. The event also honored Lincoln Center's founding members, whose spirit of innovation made Lincoln Center possible. Hosted by CBS's Norah O'Donnell, the-one-night only exclusive celebration raised $1.1 million for the 10 arts organizations of Lincoln Center. (more...)

Christopher Fitzgerald, Santino Fontana, Lindsay Mendez & More Will Take Part in I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE ReadingChristopher Fitzgerald, Santino Fontana, Lindsay Mendez & More Will Take Part in I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

There will be an industry-only staged reading of the 1962 musical I Can Get It For You Wholesale, based on the best-selling Jerome Weidman novel on Tuesday, June 6th. The musical has a score by Harold Rome (Fanny, Wish You Were Here, Destry Rides Again), book by Jerome Weidman (Fiorello!), revised book by John Weidman (Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Contact), music direction by David Chase (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It), and direction by Trip Cullman (Six Degrees of Separation, Significant Other). (more...)

Raise Your Voice and Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!Raise Your Voice and Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

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