Laura Michelle Kelly and Forrest McClendon to Star in CRT's CabaretLaura Michelle Kelly and Forrest McClendon to Star in CRT's Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces casting for the second production of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Cabaret," the Tony-Award-winning musical centering around a German nightclub against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise to power.  The cast will be led by Olivier Award-winner Laura Michelle Kelly (Broadway's "Mary Poppins," "Finding Neverland") as Sally Bowles and Tony Award-nominee Forrest McClendon ("The Scottsboro Boys") as the Emcee. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the World Premiere of AUGUST RUSHPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with the World Premiere of AUGUST RUSH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

Chicago audiences will be the first to see the world premiere of August Rush: The Musical a never-before-seen musical based on the original Oscar-nominated Warner Bros film about a musically gifted orphan and the search for his birth parents. Get a sneak peek with some rehearsal photos below! (more...)

George Abud, Jack McCarthy and Huxley Westemeier Lead Cast of AUGUST RUSHGeorge Abud, Jack McCarthy and Huxley Westemeier Lead Cast of AUGUST RUSH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Chicago audiences will be the first to see the world premiere of August Rush: The Musical a never-before-seen musical based on the original Oscar-nominated Warner Bros film about a musically gifted orphan and the search for his birth parents. (more...)

Photo Flash: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG by Runyonland Productions at the Lydia Mendelssohn TheatrePhoto Flash: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG by Runyonland Productions at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
by Katie Laban - Feb 28, 2019

Runyonland Productions will present Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, inspired by the Kaufman and Hart play of the same name, in concert on February 28th - March 1st at 7:30pm at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI. Original Broadway lead actress Ann Morrison will be in attendance opening night, along with others from the 1981 production. (more...)

Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Announces Cast For Ann Arbor ProductionSondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Announces Cast For Ann Arbor Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Runyonland Productions will present Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, inspired by the Kaufman and Hart play of the same name, in concert on February 28th - March 1st at 7:30pm at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI. Original Broadway lead actress Ann Morrison will be in attendance opening night, along with others from the 1981 production. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Presents Agent 355Musical Theatre Factory Presents Agent 355
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Producing Artistic Director Mei Ann Teo and Musical Theatre Factory present the Developmental Residency presentation of Agent 355, a new punk-rock musical with Music, Lyrics, and Book by Preston Max Allen and Book and Dramaturgy by Jessica Kahkoska. Agent 355 is directed by Estefania Fadul and features music direction and orchestrations by Madeline Smith ,with General Management by Simpson & Longthorne Theatricals and MTF Creative Producing by Maggie Snyder. (more...)

SummerStage Musical Tackles The Life Of Legendary Football Coach Knute RockneSummerStage Musical Tackles The Life Of Legendary Football Coach Knute Rockne
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Northwestern University's strengths in music theater development will be celebrated over the summer when 14 of the nation's most promising songwriters perform in concert and a new musical inspired by the life of legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne receives a full production with a cast of 23 professional and student actors. (more...)


by Jennifer Broski - Mar 20, 2018

The American Theatre Wing just presented the 2018 Jonathan LarsonŽ Grants recipients are Jay Adana (music and lyrics), Andrew R. Butler & Andrew Farmer (music, lyrics, and book), Emily Kaczmarek& Zoe Sarnak (music, lyrics, and book), and Mark Sonnenblick(music and lyrics). Four prestigious, unrestricted grants of $10,000 each, as well as additional support in the form of residencies, concerts, and recording grants, totaling over $48,000 were given at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space.  (more...)

A TRIBUTE TO THE DIXIE CHICKS Comes to Feinstein's/54 BelowA TRIBUTE TO THE DIXIE CHICKS Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "A Tribute to the Dixie Chicks" on March 29, 2018. (more...)

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in FebruaryLinda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

This February, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

THE SONGS OF LEO HURLEY & CHARLES OSBORNE At Feinstein's/54 Below this FebruaryTHE SONGS OF LEO HURLEY & CHARLES OSBORNE At Feinstein's/54 Below this February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, proudly celebrates the new works of composer Leo Hurley and lyricist Charles Osborne! A songwriting team that bridges the worlds of opera and musical theatre, Hurley & Osborne's collaborations combine myth and history to combat contemporary issues. (more...)

New Musical BILLY AND THE KILLERS Opens Tonight at HERENew Musical BILLY AND THE KILLERS Opens Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Actor, novelist and award-winning playwright Jim Shankman, who recently debuted his newest play, Heartless Bastard, as part of the SubletSeries@HERE, has announced that his new musical, Billy and the Killers, will make its world premiere this November at HERE! Arts Center (located at 145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY). (more...)

Adrian Blake Enscoe and Sydney Shepherd to Star in New Musical BILLY AND THE KILLERS at HEREAdrian Blake Enscoe and Sydney Shepherd to Star in New Musical BILLY AND THE KILLERS at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Actor, novelist and award-winning playwright Jim Shankman, who recently debuted his newest play, Heartless Bastard, as part of the SubletSeries@HERE, has announced that his new musical, Billy and the Killers, will make its world premiere this November at HERE! Arts Center (located at 145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY). (more...)

Elizabeth A. Davis, Vincent Rodriguez III and More to Perform at Prospect's 2017 Penthouse Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Prospect Theater Company has announced the lineup of performers for its 2017 Annual Gala event, 'Prospect at the Penthouse: Reaching New Heights,' to be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6 - 10pm at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with ILLYRIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will present a new actor-musician workshop staging of Illyria on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4pm and Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7pm. Illyria features book, music, and lyrics by Peter Mills and is adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Mills and Reichel. (more...)

David Rowen Releases Throwback Mash-Up with Chelsea M from NBC's The Voice
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Actor and musician David Rowen has produced a new music video for his YouTube channel, davidrowen/creative, featuring two classic songs from the early 2000s. He blends together the chart-topping piano ballad, 'A Thousand Miles,' by Vanessa Carlton, and the platinum punk anthem, 'Ocean Avenue,' by Yellowcard released in 2002 and 2003, respectively. (more...)

Photo Flash: Josh Radnor Hosts SPACE on Ryder Farm's 2016 'Farm in the City' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a non-profit artist residency program located an hour north of New York City, hosted their first annual Farm in the City gala on October 24, 2016. The event featured a farm-to-table dinner, performances from six seasons of SPACE-developed work, and a live auction. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry event below! (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend. (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?Ghostlight Records releases the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical Jasper in Deadland online and in stores today, Friday, May 20. The show - with music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver and book by Oliver and Hunter Foster - was hailed as "a playful, silly-smart, new musical" by The New York Times, which called the score "buoyant and wide-ranging, with rich harmonies." The recording is produced by Ryan Scott Oliver and John Clancy. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/jasper-in-deadland. (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Recording Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Ghostlight Records releases the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical JASPER IN DEADLAND online and in stores today, May 20. (more...)

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