Second Stage Theatre News

BWW's On This Day - September 23, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 23, 2017
by - Sep 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Happy Birthday! Billy Porter Re-Releases First Album to Celebrate 20th AnniversaryHappy Birthday! Billy Porter Re-Releases First Album to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Today is Billy Porter's birthday and also the 20th Anniversary of his first album, BILLY PORTER: UNTITLED (on A&M Records). To celebrate both, he's re-releasing the album today, in a special 20th Anniversary Edition available for free on SoundCloud. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 21st, 2017: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, LES MISERABLES Tour Launches, and More!BWW Morning Brief September 21st, 2017: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, LES MISERABLES Tour Launches, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, SUMMER Cast Announced, and More! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Sarah Gancher's Seder, an intimate tale of survival and freedom, which will perform at Hartford Stage October 19 through November 12. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter!VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter!
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2017

Billy Porter won a Tony Award for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. His other Broadway credits include Shuffle Along, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Smokey Joe's Caf . Off-Broadway, (more...)

Drew Droege's BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS to Return Off-Broadway This FallDrew Droege's BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS to Return Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Bright Colors And Bold Patterns will return Off Broadway in 2017 for an exclusive eight week limited engagement at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, between 6th Avenue and Varick Street in Manhattan) from November 12 to January 7. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Will Be Found Next Fall at the AhmansonDEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Will Be Found Next Fall at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Broadway producer Stacey Mindich announced today that the first national touring production of the 2017 Tony Award-winning Best Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' will be part of Center Theatre Group's 2018 - 2019 season at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Will Be Found at Shea's Buffalo TheatreDEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Will Be Found at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that the first national touring production of this year's Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will launch in October 2018 at Denver's Center for the Performing Arts. The tour will go on to play more than 50 cities over a two-year period, including Buffalo, NY (Shea's Performing Arts Center), Charlotte, NC (Blumenthal Performing Arts), Chicago, IL (Broadway In Chicago), Los Angeles, CA (Center Theatre Group), and many more as part of the 2018-2019 season. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Coming to Charlotte for 2018-19 SeasonDEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Coming to Charlotte for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The first national tour of this year's Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will play in Charlotte as part of the 2018-2019 PNC Broadway Lights season. It was announced today by producer Stacey Mindich and Blumenthal Performing Arts. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley RepNew Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Anybody Have a Map? DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour to Stop in Denver, Chicago, L.A. and MoreAnybody Have a Map? DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour to Stop in Denver, Chicago, L.A. and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that the first national touring production of this year's Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will launch in October 2018 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

American Scoreboard Series to Take Betsy DeVos Back to School in Live ReadingAmerican Scoreboard Series to Take Betsy DeVos Back to School in Live Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Coinciding with the Fall 2017 Semester and in cooperation with Pace University's Office of Government & Community Relations, AMERICAN SCOREBOARD's fourth installment features the confirmation hearing of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. (more...)

Zack Zadek and More Tapped for THE MITTEN LAB's 2017 Residency in MichiganZack Zadek and More Tapped for THE MITTEN LAB's 2017 Residency in Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The MITTEN Lab (A Michigan Incubator for Theatre Talent Emerging Now), led by co-founders Katherine M. Carter and Rachel Sussman, has announced this year's artists for its second annual residency program in Northern Michigan, taking place October 8 through 15. (more...)

MPAC's Announces Opening Night Performer, Sutton FosterMPAC's Announces Opening Night Performer, Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning actress Sutton Foster opens MPAC's 23rd season with a gala performance on Friday, October 6 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-$89. (more...)

Combined Artform/WTFN Bring Back THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKICombined Artform/WTFN Bring Back THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Combined Artform/WTFN are proud to bring back “THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI” (written & performed by Andrew Perez).  After an Encore Award-winning run at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, for which it was named “Best of the Fringe” by TVolution, “KINSKI” opens September 29for a 6-week run, now presented within a ceremonial Kinski sacrarium at The Blank's Second Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038. (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public TheaterRichard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Will Roland, Jason Gotay, Jo Lampert and More in THE SONGS OF SAM SALMOND at Feinstein's/54 BelowVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Will Roland, Jason Gotay, Jo Lampert and More in THE SONGS OF SAM SALMOND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Stars of Dear Evan Hansen, Great Comet, Great Comet, Waitress, Hamilton and more came together to sing the songs up of up and coming composer/ lyricist, Sam Salmond at Feinstein's/54 Below. They performed excerpts from Salmond's exciting new musicals, in various stages of development. Check out highlights from the evening below! (more...)

Breaking News: He Will Be Found! Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps New Stars for Title RoleBreaking News: He Will Be Found! Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps New Stars for Title Role
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that Taylor Trensch, currently starring on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, will star as the title character in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, beginning mid-January 2018, following his run in Hello, Dolly!. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

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