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National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALSNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

How Many Times Did They Break Into Song and Other Things We Learned from Will Roland's Visit to BACKSTAGE BITEHow Many Times Did They Break Into Song and Other Things We Learned from Will Roland's Visit to BACKSTAGE BITE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 15, 2017

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking!In this latest episode, Katie is joined by very special guest from Dear Evan Hansen- Jared Kleinman himself, Will Roland! (more...)

Leads from ANASTASIA, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HELLO, DOLLY! HAMILTON, WAITRESS, WICKED and More to Sign Autographs at BC/EFA's 2017 Broadway Flea MarketLeads from ANASTASIA, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HELLO, DOLLY! HAMILTON, WAITRESS, WICKED and More to Sign Autographs at BC/EFA's 2017 Broadway Flea Market
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

More than 70 beloved Broadway and Off-Broadway performers - from Tony Award-winning legends to anticipated debuts - will come together to meet their biggest fans on Sunday, September 24th at the 31st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 13th, 2017: FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Opens and More!BWW Morning Brief September 13th, 2017: FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Opens and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Playwrights Horizons' FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY opens tonight! (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Takes Over the Kitchen!Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Takes Over the Kitchen!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2017

In this latest episode, we bring you a very special guest from Dear Evan Hansen- Jared Kleinman himself, Will Roland! For the recipe for Katie's White Lie Chocolate Cherry Poptarts, visit: www.backstagebite.com. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Colton Ryan, Will Roland, and More Take the Stage Tonight in LET'S DRINK TO THAT: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI at 54 BelowAlex Brightman, Colton Ryan, Will Roland, and More Take the Stage Tonight in LET'S DRINK TO THAT: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present LET'S DRINK TO THAT: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI on Monday, September 11th at 9:30pm with a cast featuring 2016 Tony nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), and Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen), among others. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 10, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 10, 2017
by - Sep 10, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/9/2017
by - Sep 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/9/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 9, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 9, 2017
by - Sep 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Norbert Leo Butz and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 BelowChristine Ebersole, Norbert Leo Butz and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Daisy Eagan, Lena Hall, and More Join the 10th Annual LIVING FOR TODAY Concert at Joe's PubDaisy Eagan, Lena Hall, and More Join the 10th Annual LIVING FOR TODAY Concert at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

LIVING FOR TODAY will present a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: 'Celebrates Acceptance', on Monday, October 23 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) beginning at 7PM. (more...)

Listen to Episode 3, Part 2 of 'Broadwaysted Away' and Get EXCLUSIVE Behind-the-Scenes StoriesListen to Episode 3, Part 2 of 'Broadwaysted Away' and Get EXCLUSIVE Behind-the-Scenes Stories
by Broadwaysted - Sep 5, 2017

After three episodes of twists and turns, the final installment of Broadwaysted Away is finally released today! Entitled 'Part Three: Part Two (The Final One),' this extended closing chapter of the Broadwaysted Away saga finds our heroes facing off against the Mastermind, Andrew Briedis, and his evil plan to use Kevin to smash Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017
by - Sep 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 BelowMichael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (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...)

Lillias White, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Adam & Arielle Jacobs, Jane Lynch and More Slated for Bay Area Cabaret's 2017-18 SeasonLillias White, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Adam & Arielle Jacobs, Jane Lynch and More Slated for Bay Area Cabaret's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 14th season of presenting world-renowned Broadway, pop and jazz vocalists, announces the 2017-2018 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill). This marks the seventh consecutive season at the legendary 'grand dame' Fairmont San Francisco and the stellar lineup of performers features some making their Bay Area Cabaret debuts, as well as the return of several favorites. (more...)

Dear Taylor and Noah... Meet Broadway's New Evan Hansens!Dear Taylor and Noah... Meet Broadway's New Evan Hansens!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 23, 2017

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!. Noah Galvin, fresh off the starring role in ABC's 'The Real O'Neals,' will play the role of Evan Hansen, beginning November 21, 2017 until Trensch begins performances on Broadway in mid-January. Check out some flashback videos of Broadway's new Evans below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Praises Successors: 'It Fills My Heart with Gratitude'DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Praises Successors: 'It Fills My Heart with Gratitude'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Today, Tony Award winner Ben Platt took to Twitter to PRAISE yesterday's casting news in a string of posts (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...)

Alex Brightman, Colton Ryan and More to Sing the Songs of Drew Gasparini at Feinstein's/54 BelowAlex Brightman, Colton Ryan and More to Sing the Songs of Drew Gasparini at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present LET'S DRINK TO THAT: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI on Monday, September 11th at 9:30pm with a cast featuring 2016 Tony nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), and Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen), among others. (more...)

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