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VIDEO: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Performs at BE MORE CHILL's Post-Show HangVIDEO: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Performs at BE MORE CHILL's Post-Show Hang
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2019

We're getting an upgrade thanks to Andrew Keenan-Bolger's performance at Be More Chill's final post-show hang! Check out the video to see the Broadway favorite sing 'Blue Hair' alongside the show's Tony-nominated composer Joe Iconis! (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind the Scenes of BE MORE CHILL!VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind the Scenes of BE MORE CHILL!
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2019

'Good Morning America' went behind the scenes of Broadway's newest hit, 'Be More Chill' on Tuesday morning! The musical officially opened on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: BE MORE CHILL's Katlyn Carlson Takes Over Instagram For Opening Night!BWW TV: BE MORE CHILL's Katlyn Carlson Takes Over Instagram For Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2019

Broadway has officially gotten an upgrade with the opening of Be More Chill at the Lyceum Theatre! All throughout opening night, cast member Katlyn Carlson showed BroadwayWorld behind the scenes as she took over our Instagram Story. From all the morning preparations to shenanigans at the theatre to the after party, Katlyn gave us a peek into her official Broadway debut! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive it all again), we've compiled footage from the takeover; check it all out below! (more...)

BWW TV: Ready for Your Upgrade? Watch Highlights from BE MORE CHILL on Broadway!BWW TV: Ready for Your Upgrade? Watch Highlights from BE MORE CHILL on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2019

On Sunday night, March 10, 2019, Be More Chill will officially open at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. Check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MANVIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime). (more...)

#TBT: BE MORE CHILL Gives Off-Broadway An Upgrade!#TBT: BE MORE CHILL Gives Off-Broadway An Upgrade!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway has gotten an upgrade this week as Be More Chill started previews at the Lyceum Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's rehearsals for this past summer's Off-Broadway run at the Signature Theater Company! Get your squip ready, and check out the footage below! (more...)

Talk Broadway To Me: A Squip Hits the Streets as BE MORE CHILL Begins Broadway Previews!Talk Broadway To Me: A Squip Hits the Streets as BE MORE CHILL Begins Broadway Previews!
by Jon Vazquez - Feb 13, 2019

What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? As Broadway gets an upgrade with Be More Chill beginning previews tonight at the Lyceum Theatre, BroadwayWorld's Jon Vazquez hits the streets to 'peddle' a squip to the people of Times Square! Will they buy it? (more...)

BWW TV: We've Got Trouble in DC! Watch Jessie Mueller, Norm Lewis & More Give Sneak Peek of Kennedy Center's THE MUSIC MANBWW TV: We've Got Trouble in DC! Watch Jessie Mueller, Norm Lewis & More Give Sneak Peek of Kennedy Center's THE MUSIC MAN
by TV - On the Road - Jan 26, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present the Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. It will star Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill and Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo in the starry semi-staged concert production directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime). (more...)

BWW TV: C-c-c-c'mon and and Meet the Cast of BE MORE CHILL as They Get Ready for Broadway!BWW TV: C-c-c-c'mon and and Meet the Cast of BE MORE CHILL as They Get Ready for Broadway!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 25, 2019

Be More Chill is getting its upgrade! The new musical will begin performances at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Wednesday, February 13 at 8PM. The official opening night is Sunday evening, March 10. (more...)

VIDEO: Will Roland Wants to Bring 1776 Back to BroadwayVIDEO: Will Roland Wants to Bring 1776 Back to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2019

Will Roland joined AM to DM by BuzzFeed News this morning to discuss his return to Broadway as the star in the new musical, 'Be More Chill,' his real-life take on high school, how social media has affected theatre, and what Broadway revival he'd love to star in. During the interview he spoke about 1776 saying, 'I love 1776. It's a great show that does not get enough credit. It's all about this short, loud man screaming America into existence.' (more...)

VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNNVIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II. (more...)

BWW TV: BroadwayHD Releases the Olivier Best Musical Winner JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERABWW TV: BroadwayHD Releases the Olivier Best Musical Winner JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 4, 2018

Last week, BroadwayHD released the filmed version of the 2003 Olivier Award winning National Theater production of JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA. Written by Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee, after it's acclaimed London premiere, the one-of-a-kind show made its way to New York City for a concert staging at Carnegie Hall in 2008, then later as part of the Off Broadway troupe New Group's 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Them More Than Survive! Highlights from BE MORE CHILL Off-BroadwayBWW TV: Watch Them More Than Survive! Highlights from BE MORE CHILL Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is now running through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). We've got your first look at Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason Tam, and the rest of the cast in action!  (more...)

BWW TV: Just Chillin' with the Company of BE MORE CHILL- Plus a Sneak Peek!BWW TV: Just Chillin' with the Company of BE MORE CHILL- Plus a Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2018

Be More Chill is headed for off-Broadway and we're taking you inside their rehearsal in preparation for the run. Check out the hot young cast in action and see BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge get up close and personal with the company before their NYC upgrade! (more...)

BWW TV: Get Ready for Your Upgrade! Will Roland Performs Opening Number from BE MORE CHILLBWW TV: Get Ready for Your Upgrade! Will Roland Performs Opening Number from BE MORE CHILL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is headed for the New York stage and we're taking you inside their rehearsal in preparation for the run. Watch as Dear Evan Hansen alum Will Roland performs a number from the show! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Preview of the Cast of Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVERBWW TV: Watch a Preview of the Cast of Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre's ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER begins performances tomorrow, June 15! The show stars Tony Award-nominee Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star), John Cudia (The Phantom of the Opera), and Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico (Finian's Rainbow). ON A CLEAR DAY features music by Burton Laneand book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. BroadwayWorld has preview of the cast in action. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW TV: This Cast is Hot Stuff! Go Inside Opening Night of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL!BWW TV: This Cast is Hot Stuff! Go Inside Opening Night of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 24, 2018

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical opened on Broadway last night, Monday, April 23, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street. We're taking you inside the big night with the cast! Watch the video below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Katie Rose Clarke, Marty Thomas & More Sing Jeffrey Thomson and Jeremy Desmon at Broadway Sessions!BWW TV Exclusive: Katie Rose Clarke, Marty Thomas & More Sing Jeffrey Thomson and Jeremy Desmon at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Mar 19, 2018

Broadway Sessions recently celebrated the music of award winning composing team Thomson and Desmon. Jeffrey Thomson and Jeremy Desmon are responsible for musicals One Hit Wonder, The Oliver Experiment, Pump Up the Volume and the highly anticipated Nancy Drew. Wonderful writers tend to have some wonderful friends who tend to want to get their hands on their music! And that's a very good thing. (more...)

Theater Talk: Terrence Mann, Will Swenson & More on the Outrageous JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERATheater Talk: Terrence Mann, Will Swenson & More on the Outrageous JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA
by Theater Talk - Mar 5, 2018

On this episode,  writer/composer Richard Thomas visits with actors Terrence Mann and Will Swenson from Thomas' controversial work Jerry Springer -The Opera, which created a sensation in the UK 13 years ago, but was considered so outrageous that it only now premieres in NYC. They discuss the spectacular production by The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with Michael Musto of NewNowNext.com and Susan Haskins. Next, playwright Jordan Harrison, director Oliver Butler and actor Michael Cyril Creighton talk about their production of Harrison's highly-original and thought-provoking play, The Amateurs, at the Vineyard Theatre, about a theater troop fleeing The Black Death in the Middle Ages and how these actors contributed to the modern dramatic concepts of character and individuality. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Jill Paice Get Her Moment in a Scene from JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERABWW TV Exclusive: Watch Jill Paice Get Her Moment in a Scene from JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2018

The New Group is presenting the Off-Broadway premiere Jerry Springer - The Opera with Jennifer Allen, Florrie Bagel, Brandon Contreras, Sean Patrick Doyle, Bradley Greer, Luke Grooms, Nathaniel Hackmann, Billy Hepfinger, Justin Keyes, Beth Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Loyacano, Tiffany Mann, Jill Paice, Kim Steele, Nichole Turner, Terrence Mann and Will Swenson. Jerry Springer - The Opera features Music by Richard Thomas and Book & Additional Lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas, with Choreography by Chris Bailey. John Rando directs. (more...)

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