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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...)

BWW First Person: What A Difference A Transfer Can Make; Looking at the Differences in Shows Between London and New YorkBWW First Person: What A Difference A Transfer Can Make; Looking at the Differences in Shows Between London and New York
by Kerry Breen - Aug 13, 2017

Ever wonder how your favorite show looks on the other side of the Atlantic? Sometimes a show is exactly the same - and sometimes, the changes can make it nearly unrecognizable. It's no secret that productions cross the Atlantic all the time - whether they be iconic blockbusters like PHANTOM OF THE OPERA or more recent popular productions such as BEAUTIFUL and KINKY BOOTS. Sometimes, those shows end up almost exactly the same in their new home, with only the most minute changes; others appear to be entirely new pieces. The casts may change; staging may vary. Sometimes certain turns of phrase are edited or altered to make more sense, geographically or in terms of local slang. (more...)

Utah Law Prohibits Alcohol in BOOK OF MORMON Theatre Due to Simulated Sex ActsUtah Law Prohibits Alcohol in BOOK OF MORMON Theatre Due to Simulated Sex Acts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CBLDF is reporting that The Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City is no longer allowing beer, served at the concession stands, into the theatre because of a very specific law. (more...)

Whats Worse Than Texting During a Show? BOOK OF MORMON Audience Member Wins the PrizeWhats Worse Than Texting During a Show? BOOK OF MORMON Audience Member Wins the Prize
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

What's worse than taking photos during a Broadway show? Nothing can top taking a phone call in the middle of an 11 o'clock number or trying to charge your phone on a Broadway set, right? Wrong.  (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...)

BWW Previews: THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts of Miami-Dade CountyBWW Previews: THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
by John Lariviere - Aug 5, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a successful two-week run in Miami in 2014, returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a limited engagement November 28 - December 3, 2017. Single tickets will go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10 AM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hello! THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Arsht CenterPhoto Flash: Hello! THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a successful two-week run in Miami in 2014, returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a limited engagement November 28 - December 3, 2017. Single tickets will go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10 AM. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDBreaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining 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...)

BWW Review:  Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Tackles Racial Identity IssuesBWW Review: Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Tackles Racial Identity Issues
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2017

Connoisseurs of American musical theatre wishing to make a point about the genre's ability to dramatize even the most unlikely of subjects often cite examples like SWEENEY TODD's vengeful barber on a killing spree or THE PAJAMA GAME's labor/management dispute, but bookwriter/lyricist/composer Kirsten Childs may have topped them all in 2000 when Playwrights Horizons premiered THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces The Drawing Ticket PolicyTHE BOOK OF MORMON Announces The Drawing Ticket Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce the drawing ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins AUGUST 1ST at the ECCLES THEATER in SALT LAKE CITY and plays a limited three-week engagement through AUGUST 20TH. In SALT LAKE CITY, the production will conduct a pre-show drawing at the box office, making 25 tickets available at $25 apiece. The lineup and drawing will be held on Regent Street near the Regent Street Black Box ticket office entrance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKINPhoto Flash: First Look at Encores! THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. Following a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Nikki M. James & Company Do the Skate in Highlights from Encores! BUBBLY BLACK GIRL...VIDEO: Watch Nikki M. James & Company Do the Skate in Highlights from Encores! BUBBLY BLACK GIRL...
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. Following a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory. (more...)

Who is the Bubbly Black Girl? Meet Her Starting Tonight at Encores!Who is the Bubbly Black Girl? Meet Her Starting Tonight at Encores!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 26, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. (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 BOOK OF MORMON to Ring Kennedy Center's Doorbell Again This Fall; Tickets on Sale Now!THE BOOK OF MORMON to Ring Kennedy Center's Doorbell Again This Fall; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, which played sold-out runs at the Kennedy Center in 2013 and 2015 returns to Washington, D.C. for a limited engagement October 24-November 19, 2017 at the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 21st, 2017 - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl!BWW Morning Brief July 21st, 2017 - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: An all-star cast brings SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM to The Hollywood Bowl this weekend! (more...)

BWW TV: Nikki M. James & Company Give Sneak Peek of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL at Encores! Off-Center!BWW TV: Nikki M. James & Company Give Sneak Peek of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL at Encores! Off-Center!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 19, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. Following a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory. (more...)

Casting Complete for 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' and REALLY ROSIE at Encores! Off-CenterCasting Complete for 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' and REALLY ROSIE at Encores! Off-Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Following the success of Assassins, Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman today announced casting for the next two productions of his first season at the helm of the popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center. (more...)

The Stratford Festival Celebrates its 65th Season with a ROMEO AND JULIET Reunion!The Stratford Festival Celebrates its 65th Season with a ROMEO AND JULIET Reunion!
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 13, 2017

Audience members at today's production of ROMEO AND JULIET at the Stratford Festival were in for a real treat...And some of them had no idea!  There was a delightful murmur of excitement from the crowd when Artistic Director (and 1992 Romeo) Antoni Cimolino came onstage to announce that in celebration of the Festival's 65th season, a group of former Romeos and Juliets were in attendance! (more...)

I ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU to Pit Broadway Panelists in Lying Contest at the BeechmanI ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU to Pit Broadway Panelists in Lying Contest at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Amy Wolk and Nikki M. James present 'I Only Have Lies For You,' a new live gameshow that pits Broadway panelists against each other in a lying contest. (more...)

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