BWW Interview: Nick Hardcastle On Bringing the Life of Orry-Kelly To The Thea-taBWW Interview: Nick Hardcastle On Bringing the Life of Orry-Kelly To The Thea-ta
by Gil Kaan - Oct 13, 2019

A limited 'sneak peek' run of Gentleman-George Production's ORRY will begin November 1, 2019 at The Lee Strasberg Theatre. Writer/performer Nick Hardcastle has adapted Oscar-winning costume designer Orry-Kelly's memoirs Women I've Dressed for a ninety-minute stage production (directed by Wayne Harrison) incorporating music, dance, vaudeville, puppetry, special effects and some of Orry-Kelly's award--winning creations. I had the chance to ask a few questions of Nick, in between his many, many responsibilities - theatrical and otherwise. (more...)

BWW Interview: Francis Jue of THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE at TheatreWorks Talks about His Unexpected Journey from Sondheim to TheatreWorks to Hwang & Tesori to 'Madam Secretary'BWW Interview: Francis Jue of THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE at TheatreWorks Talks about His Unexpected Journey from Sondheim to TheatreWorks to Hwang & Tesori to 'Madam Secretary'
by Jim Munson - Jul 16, 2019

Broadway and TV actor Frances Jue is currently starring in TheatreWorks' production of Julia Cho's 'The Language Archive.' Mr. Jue recently talked to BroadwayWorld about his lengthy and surprising career path, from his formative experiences with Stephen Sondheim and TheatreWorks to working with Tony winners David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, and of course his continuing role on the CBS television series 'Madam Secretary.' His fascinating story serves as an inspiring example for anyone who doesn't see a clear path to success or struggles to find a place to fit in. (more...)

Fun Facts About All 41 Broadway TheatresFun Facts About All 41 Broadway Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019

What makes a Broadway theatre? Technically any venue with 500 seats or more, located along Broadway in New York City's Theatre District is a Broadway theatre, and the art that is produced in these special places is widely considered the highest form of theatrical entertainment in the world. Today, forty-one theatres are technically Broadway houses, each with their own rich history. Below, we're giving you the scoop on the life of every one of them! (more...)

BWW Review: SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE (DOKUROJO NO SHICHININ) at IHI Stage Around TokyoBWW Review: SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE (DOKUROJO NO SHICHININ) at IHI Stage Around Tokyo
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jun 25, 2018

Seven Souls in the Skull Castle (Dokurojo no Shichinin), The Ultimate Fighting Fantasy Spectacle at IHI Stage Around Tokyo, Makes History for Japan and the Global Entertainment Industry. #japan #ihistagearoundtokyo #360theater #japanesetheater #revolutionary #success (more...)

Samuel French Announces Expanded Agatha Christie Play CollectionSamuel French Announces Expanded Agatha Christie Play Collection
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Samuel French, the world's premier theatrical publishing and licensing company, is pleased to announce the addition of thirteen new plays to the Agatha Christie Collection. Now including 25 titles, the Collection is a unique set of plays all written by or with the direct involvement of the famous mystery writer and dramatist. (more...)

Could Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical Still Land on Broadway?Could Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical Still Land on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

In 2016, Delaware Theatre Company brought the musical adaptation of the classic film DINER, written by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson with music and lyrics by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow, to the stage. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall, the musical was years in the making, having its initial regional premiere in DC's Signature Theatre in December 2014. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: To Dim or Not to Dim? How Broadway Chooses When to Dim Its MarqueesIndustry Editor Exclusive: To Dim or Not to Dim? How Broadway Chooses When to Dim Its Marquees
by Cara Joy David - Mar 2, 2018

A couple of weeks ago when five-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell died, I assumed the marquees of Broadway theaters would be dimmed. I emailed the Broadway League--the association of theatre owners and producers who issues press releases on such things--to ask 'when' it would happen. I don't know why I automatically assumed it would. (more...)

Getting Real About Real Estate: The State of Broadway's Plans for ExpansionGetting Real About Real Estate: The State of Broadway's Plans for Expansion
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 7, 2017

There may be a broken heart for every light on Broadway, but there certainly isn't a house for every show. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New ShowsINDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: Breaking Down Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway Invasion; An International AffairIndustry Editor Exclusive: Breaking Down Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway Invasion; An International Affair
by Cara Joy David - Aug 7, 2017

For a community dependent on tourists, Broadway does not like outsiders. So it is no surprise that when in 2013 Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), a large theater owner and producing conglomerate in the UK, paid approximately $60 million for a long-term lease on one of Broadway's largest, but most troubled, venues, the industry took notice. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 7th, 2017, Take a Look at the Broadway Real Estate for the Upcoming Season
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 7, 2017

Even though we are in the slow summer season for theatre news, show and casting announcements have been slowly trickling in so that the 2017-2018 Broadway season is beginning to come into sharper focus. The slate is filled with high-profile offerings like FROZEN and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, exciting revivals including M. BUTTERFLY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and MY FAIR LADY, intriguing new works like THE BAND'S VISIT and JUNK, and curious newcomers, i.e. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. (more...)

The 2017 Tony Awards - He/She Said What?! Relive the Acceptance Speeches!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

As part of BroadwayWorld's expansive coverage of the 71st Annual Tony Awards, we are providing the full text of all of the 2017 Tony Award acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the bizarre, and everything in between. Keep up with all of the winners' speeches on our continuously updated list below. (more...)

2017 Tony Awards - The Nominees React - UPDATING LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

We've caught Tony fever here at BroadwayWorld, and it's spreading! Follow us on BWW throughout the day, as we'll bring you Tony nominee reactions, exclusive reports, surprises, behind the scenes coverage and oh, so much more! (more...)

Review Roundup: HELLO, DOLLY! Brings Bette Midler Back to Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 20, 2017

The new Broadway production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, has quickly become the hottest ticket of the year. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, the production opens tonight, April 20. (more...)

BWW Interview: OKC Broadway's Elizabeth Gray on Bringing Variety and World Class Entertainment to Civic Center Music Hall
by Robert Barossi - Apr 7, 2017

If you caught the recent touring productions of Pippin or Motown: The Musical at Civic Center Music Hall, you've also been part of the first season for OKC Broadway presenting Broadway productions at the Music Hall. This young organization, formed through a partnership between the Civic Center Music Hall Foundation and the Nederlander Organization, is led by Elizabeth Gray, who is both the General Manager of OKC Broadway and Executive Director of the Civic Center Foundation. I spoke with Ms Gray about how OKC Broadway came to be, what audiences can expect in the near and long-term future, and how she sees OKC Broadway fitting into the arts community here in Oklahoma City. (more...)

Beads, Flowers, Freedom, Happiness: An Aquarian Exposition Into 50 Years of HAIR
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 11, 2017

'We starve, look, at one another Short of breath. Walking proudly in our winter coats Wearing smells from labrotories Facing a dying nation Of moving paper fantasy Listening for the new-told lies With supreme visions of lonely tunes' (more...)

Update: Lyceum Theatre Fire Caused by Electrical Panel; No Significant Damage Reported
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

According to several reports on Twitter, there was a fire on the second floor of Broadway's Lyceum Theatre today. BroadwayWorld will keep you updated with the latest information as we have it. (more...)

Attorney John Breglio Chats 'I WANNA BE A PRODUCER' Book on THEATER TALK Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

On this week's THEATER TALK, John Breglio, one of Broadway's most prominent go-to theatrical attorneys, who later added Broadway producer to his resume - talks about his new book, I Wanna Be A Producer: How to Make A Killing on Broadway...or Get Killed. (more...)

Attorney John Breglio to Chat 'I WANNA BE A PRODUCER' Book on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On this week's THEATER TALK, John Breglio, one of Broadway's most prominent go-to theatrical attorneys, who later added Broadway producer to his resume - talks about his new book, I Wanna Be A Producer: How to Make A Killing on Broadway...or Get Killed. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Edison Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Sep 19, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to give you a sneak peek of the new book, with a look at: The Edison Theatre... (more...)

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