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Nick Cartell to Star in LES MISERABLES Tour Launch at PPAC; Cast Announced!Nick Cartell to Star in LES MISERABLES Tour Launch at PPAC; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced.  (more...)

Nick Cartell, Josh Davis, Melissa Mitchell, Phoenix Best, Joshua Grosso and Jillian Butler to Headline LES MISERABLES on TourNick Cartell, Josh Davis, Melissa Mitchell, Phoenix Best, Joshua Grosso and Jillian Butler to Headline LES MISERABLES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced. (more...)

MY WHITELIST Cabaret Raises Visibility for Trans Performers, Disabled Performers, and Performers of ColorMY WHITELIST Cabaret Raises Visibility for Trans Performers, Disabled Performers, and Performers of Color
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Asking any actor about their 'dream roles' is a pretty easy conversation starter. But that conversation is different and loaded for actors who aren't white/cis/non-disabled. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Goree All-Girl String Band Forges A Path To Freedom (And Audience's Hearts)BWW REVIEW: The Goree All-Girl String Band Forges A Path To Freedom (And Audience's Hearts)
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 6, 2017

One of five shows singled out as “ones to watch” at the prestigious 2017 New York Musical Festival festival, THE GOREE ALL-GIRL STRING BAND successfully couches a message about redemption through music in a consistently funny play about a female prison in Texas circa 1938. The true story of female inmates at Goree State Farm doesn't pull punches about racism, sexism, or the justice system. While the grim reality of incarceration (and potential sterilization) is ever-present, it is ultimately the humanity of these women “who've done bad” that emerges from Michael Bradley's well-plotted book and the fine acting of GOREE's ensemble, led by Lauren Patten (Fun Home). (more...)

Tony Sheldon, Kerstin Anderson and More to Sing the Songs of Sam Willmott at Feinstein's/54 BelowTony Sheldon, Kerstin Anderson and More to Sing the Songs of Sam Willmott at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tony Sheldon, Kerstin Anderson, Angel Desai and more in NEW WRITERS AT 54! THE SONGS OF SAM WILLMOTT on August 10th at 9:30 PM. (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...)

THE GOREE ALL-GIRL STRING BAND Named 2017 Recipient of KSF Artists of Choice USA in Musical TheaterTHE GOREE ALL-GIRL STRING BAND Named 2017 Recipient of KSF Artists of Choice USA in Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

An official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project and produced by Wayward Creatives Entertainment, The Goree All-Girl String Brand has been named as the recipient of this year's Kevin Spacey Foundation (KSF) Artists of Choice USA in Musical Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kim Weild of SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio TheatreBWW Interview: Kim Weild of SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 15, 2017

'soot and spit' has already received rave reviews from the New York Times, and Kim Weild, the director behind this ambitious new work, shared her "insider" perspective of the outsider art piece. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The second company completing its residency this spring is Our Voices Theater, presenting the world premiere of Obie Award winner Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT, directed by Kim Weild, running now through June 17, 2017. Shows take place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stars of WICKED, BEAUTIFUL, A BRONX TALE, and More Will Headline Benefit for LGBTQ RefugeesStars of WICKED, BEAUTIFUL, A BRONX TALE, and More Will Headline Benefit for LGBTQ Refugees
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Bobby Conte Thornton (A BRONX TALE) and Laurel Harris (WICKED, BEAUTIFUL) are among the stars who will lend their talents to Broadway Sings for Equality, a benefit concert which will raise money for Immigration Equality. Hosted by Larry Owens and Natalie Walker, the concert will take place on Monday, June 19 at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room in New York City. (more...)

World Premiere of Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT Opens Today at the New Ohio TheaterWorld Premiere of Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT Opens Today at the New Ohio Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

What drives a single person to create nearly 20,000 works of art? Celebrating the life of James Castle, one of America's great outsider artists, Our Voices presents the world premiere of acclaimed playwright Charles Mee's Soot and Spit. (more...)

Previews Begin Saturday Night for Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio TheatrePreviews Begin Saturday Night for Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies. Now in its fourth year, the two-year residency offers each company an artistic home -- space, support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. Each residency culminates with a world premiere production. (more...)

Piehole's SKI END and Our Voices' SOOT AND SPIT to Hit New Ohio TheatrePiehole's SKI END and Our Voices' SOOT AND SPIT to Hit New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies. (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents A Concert Reading of LADY MONDAYPlayhouse Creatures Theatre Presents A Concert Reading of LADY MONDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents, David Alan Thornton's Rock Opera, Lady Monday, in concert at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. This event is a benefit for Playhouse Creatures inner city youth theatre program 'Little Creatures Act Out'. (more...)

Dark, Graceful, Whimsical and Enduring - Looking Back at Shows That Closed in 2016Dark, Graceful, Whimsical and Enduring - Looking Back at Shows That Closed in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2017, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2016. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New MusicalsCorey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA at Olney Theatre Center - Stunning and InnovativeBWW Review: EVITA at Olney Theatre Center - Stunning and Innovative
by Charles Shubow - Jul 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's flashy musical gets a different take. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Reunite for Medley of Songs on the TONY AWARDSVIDEO: Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Reunite for Medley of Songs on the TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The cast of SPRING AWAKENING reunited for an epic medley of 'Mama Who Bore Me' and 'Bitch of Living' on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deaf West Theatre, whose acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening was nominated for three 2016 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, has announced a crowd funding campaign to support the cost of rehearsing and performing on the 2016 Tony Awards, which are broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 12 from 8:00-11:00pm EST. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Lilli Cooper & More Set for CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Tonight at Feinstein's/54 BelowKerry Butler, Lilli Cooper & More Set for CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Kerry Butler (Disaster!), Lilli Cooper (Spongebob), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Eric Michael Gillett (Kiss Me, Kate), Jillian Gottlieb (Unlock'd), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Dogfight), Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring It On), Conor Ryan (John & Jen), Allie Trimm (13, Bye, Bye Birdie), and Hannah Zazzaro complete the lineup for the 7th edition of Cutting-Edge Composers at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, May 10, 2016. (more...)

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