Summit High School Leads Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014 Rising Star Nominations; Ceremony Set for 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. (more...)

Summit High School Leads Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014 Rising Star Nominations; Ceremony Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in Pictures
by Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2015

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com sat down with the very busy dynamic duo of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to discuss... well, everything. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/5/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Finds Dorothy, Cumberbatch in HAMLET, McDonald & Swenson in Williamstown & More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 5, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! has found its Dorothy, Benedict Cumberbatch becomes HAMLET at the Barbican, McDonald & Swenson take the stage in Williamstown and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/2015 - HAMILTON Opens on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HAMILTON opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

She'll Ease on Down the Road! Shanice Williams Will Play Dorothy in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE; Watch Audition!
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

NBC's The Wiz Live has found it's Dorothy! BroadwayWorld has just learned that Shanice Williams has joined the cast (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Star of NBC's THE WIZ- Shanice Williams Shares the Story of Her Road to Oz; Plus Hear Dorothy Sing!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 5, 2015

Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with the lady of the hour, as shares with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge the story of how she was cast, what happens between now and December, and so much more! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 5th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 5, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Tours of 'Persuasion,' 'Pippin' and '42nd Street,' dueling productions of 'American Idiot,' Michael Kingston and Jane Lynch solo out, 'Bette' adds a date, Theo Ubique announced 'Blood Brothers,' Porchlight sets the season, and 'The Wiz Live!' gets movin' down the road! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015
by - Aug 11, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/4/2015 - 8/11/2015. (more...)

Breaking: It's Coming Together in Oz: Ne-Yo, Common Join Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ne-Yo and Common have joined the cast, of NBC's highly-anticipated THE WIZ LIVE!. Ne-Yo will take on the role of the Tin Man, while Common portrays the gatekeeper of Oz, a non-sining role (more...)

A Female Wizard? THE WIZ Director Kenny Leon Came Up with Casting Queen Latifah for the Title Role
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Grammy and Golden Globe-winner Queen Latifah will soon return to musical theatre as the title character in NBC's highly-anticipated THE WIZ LIVE! (airing December 3)- a part that is usually played by a man. In a recent Variety article, it is revealed that director Kenny Leon first came up the idea for the gender-bending casting. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier Talks 'Whole New Vision of the Lion' in New Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! just released a brand-new promo for the highly anticipated holiday production, featuring David Alan Grier talking about his daughter's reaction to him playing 'The Lion' - hear what he had to say below! (more...)

Uzo Aduba Talks Casting in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE: 'Anything Is Possible'
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Best known for her Emmy-winning portrayal of Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren on the hit Netflix series 'Orange Is the New Black,' actress Uzo Aduba (Broadway's GODSPELL) stopped by this morning's TODAY to share that she couldn't believe it when she got the call to play Glinda the Good (more...)

VIDEO: David Alan Grier in All-New 'Magic of Theater' Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! has just released a second promo for the highly anticipated holiday production featuring David Alan Grier. (more...)

BWW Profile: Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen Uzo Aduba
by Courtney Henley - Sep 15, 2015

If you took a poll just a year or two ago asking people if they knew who Uzo Aduba was, I'm fairly certain that only a select group of Godspell-loving Broadway buffs would be able to answer that question with a confident 'yes.' If you were to take that same poll today, however, the answer would likely be quite different, thanks to a little show called ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Oh, how quickly things change in Hollywood! (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Chita Rivera, Michael Cerveris, Stephanie J. Block & Many More Will Meet Fans at 2015 Broadway Flea Market
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

More than 60 of your favorite Broadway actors will join the biggest day for Broadway fans by appearing at the always popular Autograph Table and Photo Booth at the 29th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction on Sunday, September 27, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Shanice Williams Chats 'Her First Job' Starring in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2015

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!, its highly anticipated holiday production, will air on Thursday, December 3 -- and winter can't come soon enough! ACCESS HOLLYWOOD just unveiled a new interview with star Shanice Williams. Click below to hear her talk about 'her first job' playing 'Dorothy' in the iconic musical! (more...)

Twitter Watch: Shanice Willams & Neil Meron Prep for THE WIZ at Promo Shoot!
by BWW Staff - Sep 22, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Neil Meron wrote 'Me & #Dorothy @LuvbeingShanice at promo shoot for #TheWizLive today @nbc @iamKENNYLEON (more...)

Photo Coverage: Take a Stroll through the BC/EFA Flea Market with Broadway's Biggest Stars!
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 28, 2015

BC/EFA's 2015 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction was held just yesterday, September 27, with more than 60 tables full of Broadway memorabilia, collectible Playbills and one-of-a-kind gems from us here at BroadwayWorld and all your favorite shows. Below, BroadwayWorld is happy to take you inside the special day with photo coverage from backstage, the autograph tables and more! (more...)

2015 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Record-Breaking Amount for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Broadway fans celebrated the 29th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction by bidding on and buying everything from tickets to a bevy of opening night performances to custom-made music mixes, from autographed musical phrases to once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experiences. The result: a record $756,655 was raised for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)