Caroline, or Change

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by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
Jake Epstein and Derrick Chua are thrilled to announce the World Premiere of Epstein's autobiographical tale Boy Falls From The Sky: Jake Epstein Live at Supermarket, playing as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival, July 3 - 14, 2019. Performance venue Supermarket is a vibrant restaurant and bar, located in the heart of Kensington Market at 268 Augusta Avenue (just south of College Street), Toronto.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
The Broadway Education Alliance is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 student nominees who will compete for the title of Best Actor and Best Actress at The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance on Sunday, May 19 at the Professional Performing Arts School, 328 West 48th Street, in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Award-winning and critically-acclaimed Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC - Jesse Marchese, Executive Director; Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director) continues its 18th mainstage season with a production of the Tony-nominated musical Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner (Book & Lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (Music), directed by APAC artistic director, Dev Bondarin (New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee for Best Director for APAC's 2017 production of Raisin). Caroline, or Change runs from May 2 - 25, 2019 at the Broccoli Theater at the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Road (at 21st Street), Astoria, NY 11102.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Dear Samantha Williams, today is going to be a good day and here's why...you're making your Broadway debut!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of The Wiz on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, August 4, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Joshua Turchin will return to The Green Room 42 with his cabaret series, 'The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin,' June 14, 2019 at 7pm. Turchin previously performed several successful shows, 'The Early Night Show at The Green Room' and the 'West End Lounge,' and regularly music directs and accompanies at The Green Room 42's (YOUNG) cabaret series. Special guests from Broadway, television and film will join Turchin on stage.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2019
SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
LOVEVILLE HIGH: A PROM IN NINE MUSICAL PODCASTS will be celebrating the release of the entire season with a 'Loveville Prom - In Concert' on June 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the York Theatre Company (619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022). The podcast originally launched on January 7, 2019 and is downloadable on iTunes, Spotify, and all music sharing sites.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 22, 2019
The shore is alive with the sound of music this summer with the new series Off Boardwalk at The Showboat Hotel, running Friday nights only on July 5-August 30.  This summer cabaret series features an intoxicating mix of theater, cabaret and drag performances with two one-hour shows each Friday night at 7:30PM and 9:0PM.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Rehearsals have begun for David Mamet's new play Bitter Wheat which opens at the Garrick Theatre in London on Friday 7 June 2019, with a press night on Wednesday 19 June 2019. The run, which was originally scheduled to finish on 14 September, now finishes on Saturday 21 September 2019.
by Carissa Chesanek - May 20, 2019
Caroline, or Change recently opened at the Astoria Performing Arts Center in New York, touching on issues of race and status while charming the crowd with its talented musical cast.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
The Broadway Education Alliance Inc. presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards) on Sunday, May 19 at Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) in Manhattan, 328 West 48th Street, in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Greater Boston Stage Company, in collaboration with The Front Porch Arts Collective, proudly presents a new take on the classic The Three Musketeers. With a cast of predominately black and brown actors, it's all for one and one for all in this action-packed, humor-filled take on Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers. The Three Musketeers marks our inaugural production in Giving Voice: The Foundation Trust Drama Series.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
It was recently announced that T'Shan Williams will play the role of Celie at the upcoming Curve, Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome production of The Color Purple.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The first images of Birmingham Hippodrome and Leicester Curve's production of Tony Award-winning Broadway production The Color Purple have been released, with T'Shan Williams set to take the role of Celie. This brand new production comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from 16th - 20th July 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Artistic Director Michael Longhurst's inaugural Donmar production Europe by David Greig. Joining previously announced cast members Billy Howle (Berlin), Kevork Malikyan (Sava), Faye Marsay (Adele), Stephen Wight (Billy) and Shane Zaza (Morocco) will be Theo Barklem-Biggs as Horse, Ron Cook as Fret and Natalia Tena as Katia.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Start your Mother's Day celebration early with the newest edition of Christopher Metzger-Timson's hit show, 'The Beltress Power Hour: Mama's Night Out!'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Perfectly Theatrical, LLC announces the premiere of The Perfect Fit as part of the inaugural RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL. This family friendly musical features the book, music and lyrics written by twelve-year-old musical prodigy Joshua Turchin.
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 7, 2019
Today HADESTOWN's Jewell Blackman speaks with BroadwayWorld about making her Broadway debut in a show that encourages us to persevere, even if the odds are stacked against us. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
TADA Productions, Inc. proudly presents the Lincoln premiere of the TONY award winning musical Fun Home.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 4, 2019
On Monday, June 10, 2019 at 8:30pm, the iconic Pierre Hotel's concert series Broadway at The Pierre celebrates PRIDE with a special evening showcasing some of musical theater's brightest stars.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Let your freak flag fly June 11-16 as Shrek the Musical runs at Wells Fargo Pavilion.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 3, 2019
When it comes to directors of live theatre, they don't get much bigger than George C. Wolfe, who has a whopping seventeen Broadway credits on his resume. This season, Wolfe was back at the helm of the ship at the Booth Theatre, where he brought Taylor Mac's zany, 'batshit crazy' (-the Hollywood Reporter) and ingenious new play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus to life.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019 from 10am to 6pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, Studio B (take elevator down to B level). Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https:truonline.orgevents2019-weekend-intensive or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com with questions.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to announce the cast of the Australian Premiere of the Olivier Award-winning musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE. Directed by four time Helpmann Award winner Mitchell Butel, this uplifting and profound musical by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet) will play at the Hayes from 23 August. Tickets are on sale now at hayestheatre.com.au.
by Fiona Scott - Jun 25, 2019
Jenna Russell, Olivier Award-winning star of stage and TV, is known for her roles in Les Miserables, Sunday in the Park with George and, most recently, Fun Home at the Old Vic. She is now playing the role of Francesca in the upcoming UK premiere of Jason Robert Brown's The Bridges of Madison County at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
3-D Theatricals concludes its 10th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, SHREK The Musical, directed and choreographed by David F.M. Vaughn. SHREK The Musical, featuring music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, and book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, will play August 9-25, 2019 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
On this day in 2014, the music and poetry of legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur, made its Broadway debut as Holler If Ya Hear Me celebrated its opening night at the Palace Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Producer The Green Room 42 played host on Friday, June 14, 2019, to the fourth edition variety show of The Early Night Show LIVE! created, written, directed, accompanied, and performed by 12 year old Joshua Turchin. The young performer, writer and composer drew lots of laughs and applause throughout the cabaret featuring music, sketch comedy, improv, and special guests.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The Colorado Theatre Guild's 14th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, located at 10075 Commons St. Lone Tree, CO 80124. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a catered reception at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Tickets are $35 for CTG members, $40 non-members or $50 at the door. Tickets go on sale Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 1:00PM MDT through the Lone Tree Arts Center website at www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or by calling the box office at 720-509-1000.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) announces its 22nd Anniversary Season, "Take Control. Take Action. Make History.," consisting of two full productions and three developing scripts as part of the Fighting Words Festival 2020, all reflecting how women take ownership of their circumstances and how they manage to prevail.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Sex! Drugs! Children's theatre! The F--ing Wright Brothers is a heartfelt comedy with music about young ambitious actors on a 58-city children's theatre tour of America. In a van. They sing about the Wright Brothers for two hours a day and spend the rest of their time on hook-ups, meltdowns, petty crime, seedy hotels, and Broadway dreams.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Off Boardwalk at The Showboat Hotel kicks off its summer cabaret series with Joilet Harris on four Friday evenings in July beginning July 5.  The program, titled Summer Love, With Joi features a varied program of love songs and ballads including songs by Cole Porter, Billy Joel, George Gershwin, Bob Dylan and BeBe Winans.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, is pleased to announce that 2019 Tony Award-winner Andre De Shields (Hadestown) will host their inaugural Rachel Crothers Leadership Award Luncheon to honor Donna Walker-Kuhne, on Thursday, June 27 from 12-3pm at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036). The event will also feature a special performance by LaChanze (2006 Tony Award winner for The Color Purple; Summer: The Donna Summer Musical). Tickets: Members $95; Non-Members $125.00; VIP tickets $175 (includes journal ad); VIP table $1,700 (with a journal ad). For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.theatrewomen.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
On Monday, July 15th, EMC Fine Arts Studios and Teaneck's Debonair Music Hall will present a star-studded Benefit of Broadway to create scholarships for New Jersey students in need of support for performing arts training.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently in its third record-smashing year at the Music Box Theatre. Following the success of the Broadway production, a national tour launched soon after, bringing the story across North America. A sit-down production made its way to Toronto earlier this year, and will be followed by a West End production set to debut in October 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Adam Blanshay Productions today announces the first UK Tour of What's In A Name?, adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from the award-winning French film and stage sensation, Le Prenom, by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patelliere. Internationally acclaimed comedy, What's In A Name? hilariously captures a particularly awkward family dinner party. The cast will star Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), James Lance (Jeeves and Wooster, Northern Soul), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Young Frankenstein) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Matilda). Further casting to be announced.
by Paul Smith - Jul 20, 2019
Hamilton is ready to blow us all away as they enter their fourth year of their monumental Broadway run! Take a look at the current cast that is burning up the Richard Rodgers stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
The 2019-2020 Broadway season is in full gear! Twenty-one productions have been announced so far to hit the Great White Way this season, and with seven theatres without confirmed productions, we have plenty more to look forward to! With all such a variety of musicals and plays, new works and revivals, we're getting you prepared by giving you a peek at each of the productions announced to arrived on the Great White Way this season! Take a peek at all the excitement!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating 35 seasons as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its main stage season with 'Shrek the Musical,' a hilarious fairy tale adventure based on the beloved animated film and children's book, playing July 26 to August 10. Staged on the grounds of the Richter House Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings, with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday August 1 and 8.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
The Perfect Fit, a new family musical featuring book, music and lyrics by twelve-year-old musical sensation Joshua Turchin (The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film, Forbidden Broadway Salutes Carol Channing, A Christmas Story National Tour, TrevorLive, The Pill) will be making its world premiere this Summer in a staged developmental production that will run August 11 - 23 as part of the Rave Theater Festival. Directed by Broadway veteran Garth Kravits (Drowsy Chaperone, Gettin' the Band Back Together), The Perfect Fit will run at the Teatro Latea Theater, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Today LOVEVILLE HIGH: A PROM IN NINE MUSICAL PODCASTS has released its final two episodes. The entire musical is available for streaming on iTunes, Stitcher, and all music sharing sites. An MP3 of all episodes is available for review purposes, please email a request.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019
The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company will present Shrek the Musical running May 23rd through June 9th with performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019
Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is thrilled to announce four compelling plays and musicals for its milestone 75th 2019/20 Season, entitled TRANSFORMATIONS. Town Hall's TRANSFORMATIONS Season opens with Matthew Lopez's fabulously sassy comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride; continues with the West Coast premiere of an enchanting original new take on the classic Brothers Grimm story Cinderella: A Fairytale; followed by Anton Chekhov's final masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard; and closes with the stirring Tony-nominated musical Violet. Subscription package sales are now available.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
Dear Evan Hansen has just announced a cast change! Phoenix Best will play her final performance as Alana Beck on Broadway on Sunday, May 5. Samantha Williams will join the cast as Alana Beck on Tuesday, May 7, making her Broadway debut.
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 24, 2019
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE is Tony Kushner's (book and lyrics) semi-autobiographical, sung-through musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori (FUN HOME), that had its origins Off-Broadway in 2003, before transferring to Broadway in 2004 for 136 performances and receiving six Tony nominations. In the ensuing years, it had numerous productions in regional theaters and London, and it has long been on Moonbox Productions' short list, according to Producer and Artistic Director Sharman Altshuler. Under the direction of Allison Olivia Choat, the Moonbox staging is a solid effort with a cohesive ensemble, excellent musical direction and vocals, and vivid design elements. Yewande Odetoyinbo is a force in the title role.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
It's time to walk the line. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents the regional premiere of Skeleton Crew, a compelling drama about a driven team of autoworkers trying to navigate a cutthroat industry. This searing new play is by Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67 ), a 2018 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program (unofficially referred to as a Genius Grant). Skeleton Crew is the final installment of Morisseau's powerful Detroit Project, which was inspired by August Wilson's landmark Century Cycle. Playing April 13-May 11, 2019. Directed by Stori Ayers. Production Sponsor is The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.