Eric Anderson, Jeremy Davis & More Join FLY at La Jolla Playhouse Eric Anderson, Jeremy Davis & More Join FLY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the complete cast and creative team for its upcoming musical Fly, based on the J.M. Barrie novel Peter and Wendy, with book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Playhouse's Guards at the Taj, Broadway's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo); music by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Bill Sherman (music director for Sesame Street; orchestrator for In the Heights); lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin) and Rajiv Joseph, direction by multiple Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton, Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights), and co-choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, Bandstand) and Stephanie Klemons (In the Heights). Fly will run February 18 - March 29 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: LIVE ON STAGE to Air on Nickelodeon Dec 7 THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: LIVE ON STAGE to Air on Nickelodeon Dec 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

Nickelodeon today announced that following a critically lauded run on Broadway, The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!, which reunites members of the original award-winning Broadway company, will simulcast on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons. Joining the cast is veteran SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor Tom Kenny as 'Patchy the Pirate,' performing the original Sara Bareilles song 'Poor Pirates.' The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! was filmed for television in front of a live theater audience, capturing all-new depths of theatrical innovation, where the power of optimism really can save the world. (more...)

Breaking: Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee & More Will Reunite to Film SPONGEBOB for Nickelodeon Breaking: Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee & More Will Reunite to Film SPONGEBOB for Nickelodeon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Following a critically lauded run on Broadway, members of the original award-winning Broadway company of The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! will reunite to film the show for television in front of a live theater audience. The live television production will capture all-new depths of theatrical innovation where the power of optimism really can save the world. The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! will air on Nickelodeon this December. (more...)

The New Group Extends CYRANO Through December 22nd The New Group Extends CYRANO Through December 22nd
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Due to popular demand, The New Group has announced an extension for Cyrano, with Ritchie Coster, Josh A. Dawson, Peter Dinklage, Hillary Fisher, Josh Franklin, Christopher Gurr, Blake Jenner, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Nehal Joshi, Grace McLean, Erika Olson and Scott Stangland. (more...)

HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE & More Nominated for Casting Society of America's 2019 Artios Awards HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE & More Nominated for Casting Society of America's 2019 Artios Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Casting Society of America (CSA) today announced the television and theatre nominees for the 35th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of Casting Directors to film, television and theatre. The winners will be revealed on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York City and London. Comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches will serve as host for the Los Angeles event. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Today For The New Group's CYRANO, Led by Peter Dinklage Tickets Go On Sale Today For The New Group's CYRANO, Led by Peter Dinklage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019

The New Group presents Cyrano, with Ritchie Coster, Josh A. Dawson, Peter Dinklage, Hillary Fisher, Josh Franklin, Christopher Gurr, Blake Jenner, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Nehal Joshi, Grace McLean, Erika Olson and Scott Stangland. Cyrano, adapted by Erica Schmidt from Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, with Music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of The National, Lyrics by Matt Berninger of The National and Carin Besser, and Choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman, directed by Erica Schmidt, launches The New Group's 25th Anniversary Season. Previews begin October 11 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, November 7. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is set through November 24 at The Daryl Roth Theatre (101 East 15th Street). (more...)

Meet the Current Cast of WAITRESS on Broadway! Meet the Current Cast of WAITRESS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, WAITRESS will end its Broadway run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. When the show says goodbye to Broadway, it will have played 33 previews and 1544 performances. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Peter Dinklage Led CYRANO; Grace McLean, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and More Full Cast Announced for Peter Dinklage Led CYRANO; Grace McLean, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

The New Group announces full casting for Cyrano, with Ritchie Coster, Josh A. Dawson, Hillary Fisher, Christopher Gurr, Blake Jenner, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Nehal Joshi, Grace McLean, Erika Olson and Scott Stangland joining, as previously announced, Peter Dinklage, in this production launching the company's 25th Anniversary Season (more...)

Breaking: THE CHER SHOW Will Close on Broadway This Summer Breaking: THE CHER SHOW Will Close on Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

Today it was announced that The Cher Show on Broadway will play its final performance on August 18, 2019 following 34 previews and 296 regular performances. The National Tour will launch in Rochester, NY in October 2020. (more...)

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Extends Through July 21 THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Extends Through July 21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

Atlantic Theater Company announces a one week extension of the world premiere production of The Secret Life of Bees. (more...)

THE CHER SHOW Announces Signing and Performance at B&N THE CHER SHOW Announces Signing and Performance at B&N
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

The Cher Show, the three-time Tony nominated new hit bio musical currently playing on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, will celebrate the retail release of their Original Cast Recording with an in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th Street) at 4pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

The Secret Life of Bees begins performance on May 12 and opens on Thursday, June 13 at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). The production is an extended run through July 14, 2019 (more...)

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES at Atlantic Theater Company Extends One Week THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES at Atlantic Theater Company Extends One Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Atlantic Theater Company announces a one week extension for the world premiere production of The Secret Life of Bees, book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, music by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Drama Desk winner Susan Birkenhead, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, and based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd. The highly anticipated production, which opens on Thursday, June 13th, will now play through Sunday, July 14th, 2019 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hillary Clinton Visit THE CHER SHOW Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hillary Clinton Visit THE CHER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

On Wednesday, April 3rd Secretary Hillary Clinton attended the evening performance of The Cher Show. Lin-Manuel Miranda attended the show the following evening on Thursday, April 4th. Both went backstage after the show to meet the cast including stars Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond and Jarrod Spector. (more...)

THE CHER SHOW Cast Album Will Be Released Digitally on April 12 THE CHER SHOW Cast Album Will Be Released Digitally on April 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

The original cast album to the Broadway hit The Cher Show will be released digitally on Friday, April 12th on Warner Bros. Records with the physical CD album release on Friday, May 10th and pre-order available today. Fans who pre-order the album will receive "If I Could Turn Back Time" instantly. The bio-musical, which opened on December 3rd at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York, is a celebration of the one and only Cher and her amazing six decade career and life story. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Beat Goes On! THE CHER SHOW Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway Photo Coverage: The Beat Goes On! THE CHER SHOW Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 1, 2019

Do you believe in life after 100? The cast of The Cher Show certainly does! Just yesterday, the company celebrated a Broadway milestone- 100 performances! Check out photos from the special celebration below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cyndi Lauper Visits THE CHER SHOW! Photo Coverage: Cyndi Lauper Visits THE CHER SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Music icon Cyndi Lauper attended a performance of The Cher Show this weekend on Friday, February 15th. She went backstage after the performance to meet cast members including Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond and Jarrod Spector. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez And RSO's Actor Therapy Summer Intensive Is Enrolling Now Lindsay Mendez And RSO's Actor Therapy Summer Intensive Is Enrolling Now
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019

Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's ACTOR THERAPY is pleased to announce that enrollment is open for their third annual Summer Intensive. This intensive is comprised of two separate programs: College Prep (ages 15-19), running July 15-26; and New York or Bust! (ages 18-28), running July 29-August 9 in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse Photo Coverage: MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 11, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice. The show officially opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION at Paper Mill Playhouse Hits All the Right Notes BWW Review: MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION at Paper Mill Playhouse Hits All the Right Notes
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 11, 2019

You don't have to remember the '60's scene to relish 'My Very Own British Invasion' at Paper Mill Playhouse. Theatergoers of all ages will be engaged by this new musical. The exciting world premiere hits all the right notes. It is expertly directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell with the finest musical direction by Lon Hoyt. The book, written by Rick Elice, has an enthralling storyline. (more...)

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