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Lauren Elder, Anthony Galde, and More Lead World Premiere Of MARY AND MAX - A NEW MUSICALLauren Elder, Anthony Galde, and More Lead World Premiere Of MARY AND MAX - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Theatre Calgary's artistic director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway; Carrie, Off-Broadway revival; Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway) is thrilled to officially announce the casting for the world premiere of Mary and Max - A New Musical, with music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by Arima, choreography by Jenn Rapp, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

Toronto Theatre Celebrated at the 2018 Dora Awards! Winners Announced!Toronto Theatre Celebrated at the 2018 Dora Awards! Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The 39th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2017-2018 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 25 at the Winter Garden Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, hosted by acclaimed actor Astrid Van Wieren, currently starring on Broadway in the award-winning Canadian musical Come From Away. (more...)

GRoW @ The Wallis And Broadway Dreams Announce July 2018 Edition Of Summer IntensiveGRoW @ The Wallis And Broadway Dreams Announce July 2018 Edition Of Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

???????The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway Dreams  announce the 2018 Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive, featuring an all-star faculty roster comprised of Broadway performers, directors, casting directors and choreographers, held July 8 - 15, 2018 at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. The annual weeklong intensive invites future stars of the stage to embark on a rigorous week of Broadway-caliber training-focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance-taught by the brightest and best industry professionals.  (more...)

BROADWAY BARES: GAME NIGHT Raises Over $1.8 MillionBROADWAY BARES: GAME NIGHT Raises Over $1.8 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Broadway's hottest dancers and two explosively responsive audiences came together for a fierce and steamy evening of fun and sensational striptease at Broadway Bares: Game Night, this year's record-breaking edition of the annual spectacular. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 39th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards!Nominations Announced for the 39th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards!
by Alan Henry - May 31, 2018

At a press conference held May 31 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 237 nominations for the 39th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 2018 Writers, Including Tony, Emmy, Jonathan Larson, And Kleban WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 2018 Writers, Including Tony, Emmy, Jonathan Larson, And Kleban Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the 19 writers of 9 new musicals in this summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. This year's writers include 2018 Jonathan Larson winners Andrew Farmer and Andrew Butler, 2018 Kleban winner Amanda Yasnowitz, Tony-winner Ken Davenport, 2018 Lucille Lortel winner for Outstanding Musical (KPOP) Max Vernon, Emmy winner Doug Katsaros, Obie winner Erin Courtney, and the writers of the podcast musical 36 questions who are developing their next musical, Chris Littler and Ellen Winter. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia StittBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt
by Elliot Lanes - May 14, 2018

Today's subjects Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt are currently living their theatre lives as the composers (Banghert and Stitt) and lyricist (Stitt) of what I consider to be one of the best new musicals I've seen in a good long while. I am referring to the Alaska-based world premiere musical Snow Child, now running through May 20th at Arena Stage. (more...)

BWW Review:  The Hauntingly Beautiful Musical SNOW CHILD Premieres at Arena StageBWW Review: The Hauntingly Beautiful Musical SNOW CHILD Premieres at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 28, 2018

While the musical is not quite perfect, it's the strongest one I've seen this season in the DC area. I hope it has a future life beyond the production in Juneau later this year. It deserves it. (more...)

Photo Flash: SNOW CHILD Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: SNOW CHILD Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. The show recently celebrated opening night, view the photos below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt BogartBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 20, 2018

I like, many musical theatre nerds get excited every time a world premiere musical comes to town. Arena Stage is providing that fix right now with an Alaskan-rooted premiere of Snow Child. Today's subjects Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart are currently living their theatre lives as the leads in this production, which runs through May 20, 2018. (more...)

TCU Announces World Premiere Opera in Partnership with US ArmyTCU Announces World Premiere Opera in Partnership with US Army
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Texas Christian University's School of Music is proud to present the world premiere of a new opera, The Falling and the Rising, by contemporary artistic duo Zach Redler, composer, and Jerre Dye, librettist. The new opera paints a powerful portrait of the incredible resiliency, fortitude and heroism of our nation's wounded warriors, and is the culmination of a large-scale project commissioned by TCU together with the Arizona Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Memphis, Seagle Music Colony, Seattle Opera and the U.S. Department of Defense. A product of the TCU School of Music's dedication to commissioning new music, The Falling and the Rising will premiere at 7 p.m. April 6 at Ed Landreth Hall and Auditorium and run for five performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's SNOW CHILDPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's SNOW CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full cast and creative team for the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Infused with a score that combines Alaskan string band-traditions with contemporary musical theater, Snow Child follows a couple rebuilding their lives in the Alaskan wilderness when they meet a magical and mysterious snow child who transforms them. (more...)

Matt Bogart, Christiane Noll, and More Lead Cast of SNOW CHILDMatt Bogart, Christiane Noll, and More Lead Cast of SNOW CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full cast and creative team for the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Infused with a score that combines Alaskan string band-traditions with contemporary musical theater, Snow Child follows a couple rebuilding their lives in the Alaskan wilderness when they meet a magical and mysterious snow child who transforms them. (more...)

Town Stages Announces Inaugural Sokoloff Arts FellowsTown Stages Announces Inaugural Sokoloff Arts Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Town Stages announces the 2018 slate of recipients of the annual Sokoloff Arts Fellowship (more...)

Lynne Shankel's New Musical POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN to Have First Industry Presentation This MonthLynne Shankel's New Musical POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN to Have First Industry Presentation This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The new musical POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN will have its first industry presentation in New York City on January 12th. This timely new musical features a book by Crystal Skillman (Geek, Mary & Max) and music and lyrics by Lynne Shankel (Allegiance, Cry- Baby, bare: The Musical, Altar Boyz), with direction by Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Carrie, bare: the Musical, Altar Boyz), musical direction by Michael Gacetta (Groundhog Day, Matilda) and music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Mean Girls, Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, Company). (more...)

bare Will Navigate to the Big Screen; Kristin Hanggi Set to Direct Filmbare Will Navigate to the Big Screen; Kristin Hanggi Set to Direct Film
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that bare, the movie is in the works from Tony nominated producers Hillary Butorac Weaver and Janet Billig Rich and Tony nominated director Kristin Hanggi at the helm. Hanggi was the original director of the musical and adapted the screenplay for the film. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Jessie Mueller, Christy Altomare and More Sing for the Art Attack Foundation at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Chita Rivera, Jessie Mueller, Christy Altomare and More Sing for the Art Attack Foundation at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Broadway stars Chita Rivera, Jessie Mueller, Christy Altomare, Anika Larsen and more, all artists on the Yellow Sound Label, in 'An Evening of Song,' benefiting the Art Attack Foundation. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Ruthie Ann Miles, George Salazar And More Added To ASTEP Benefit Line UpRuthie Ann Miles, George Salazar And More Added To ASTEP Benefit Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Artists Striving to End Poverty's Ninth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 11 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. Additional exclusive experiences from Mean Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants and Come From Away have been added to the special auction through Charitybuzz, which also features your personal voicemail recorded by Oscar Isaac, experiences with Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, Bronx Tale, and so much more! (more...)

Bridget Everett, The Skivvies, Mireya Ramos and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubBridget Everett, The Skivvies, Mireya Ramos and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The holiday season is officially underway at Joe's Pub. Kicking off the slew of extra-festive shows is Ike for the Holidays, Ikechukwu Ufomadu's delightful late night talk show. After that are all your classics - The Skivvies, Tori Scott, Justin Vivian Bond, Murray Hill and more! (more...)

Ben Vereen Joins Chita Rivera for Art Attack Benefit at BirdlandBen Vereen Joins Chita Rivera for Art Attack Benefit at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that legendary performer Ben Vereen will be joining his friend Chita Rivera for 'An Evening of Song' to benefit the Art Attack Foundation, featuring the artists of Yellow Sound Label. (more...)

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