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Theresa Rebeck To Host The League Of Professional Theatre Women's 2018 Awards On 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents) will present the 2018 Theatre Women Awards at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st Streetbetween 7th and 8th Avenues) on Friday, March 16 beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets ($85-$250) are available for advance purchase at www.theatrewomen.org. (more...)

Kate Rockwell's Album BACK TO MY ROOTS is Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Broadway Records today announced that Kate Rockwell's BACK TO MY ROOTS will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, April 27, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and at www.BroadwayRecords.com. (more...)


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Amber Gray, Christiane Noll and More to Sing New Works by Women at The TimesCenter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Lyricist, bookwriter, and Broadway performer Jill Abramovitz and Tony-nominated actor Anika Larsen (Beautiful) will co-host Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase: a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers.  This special one night event will be presented on March 10, 2018 at 8pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st, NYC). (more...)

Something Wonderful! Elena Shaddow to Lead the National Tour of THE KING AND I
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2018

It was announced today that Elena Shaddow will join the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I as Anna Leonowens, beginning March 20 in Tempe, AZ. (more...)

PlayCo Presents U.S. Premiere Of Toshiki Okada's TIME'S JOURNEY THROUGH A ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert G. Bradshaw, presents Toshiki Okada's Time's Journey Through a Room, marking PlayCo's third collaboration with Okada, translator Aya Ogawa, and director Dan Rothenberg, May 10 - June 10, 2018. This haunting play, set in post-Fukushima Japan, is an intimate examination of how we move forward from life-altering events, and a study of how we experience time, asking whether we can ever be alive to the present moment. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

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Breaking: Have You Heard? Zach Adkins and Vicki Lewis Will Take Over as Dmitry and Countess Lily in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Have you heard? Anastasia has found it's two newest stars! Beginning Tuesday, March 27th, Zach Adkins will assume the role of "Dmitry" and Vicki Lewis will join the company as "Countess Lily" in the hit Broadway musical ANASTASIA. Adkins is an original member of the Broadway company, currently appearing on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre in the ensemble. A perennial favorite, Lewis returns to the Broadway stage after starring in Chicago, Damn Yankees, and many more. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Legendary Tommy Tune of CHITA & TUNE: JUST IN TIME at MAYO Morristown Performing Arts Center
by Jaclyn Layman - Mar 5, 2018

I had the distinct honor of speaking with Broadway Legend Tommy Tune about his upcoming collaboration with the enchanting Chita Rivera coming to MAYO Morristown Performing Arts Center on March 24th at 8pm. CHITA & TUNE: JUST IN TIME is a unique concert event that pairs two of Broadway's most revered legends. Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune collectively have won 12 Tony Awards and this iconic Broadway coupling is guaranteed to razzle dazzle audiences everywhere. The stars will showcase the artistry and history that has made them stars of the Great White Way and beyond. The duo will be accompanied by a trio of superb Broadway musicians. (more...)

Sagamore Spirit Rye Brings Travel Channel's 'Booze Traveler' to Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2018

Sagamore Spirit, the award-winning Maryland-style rye that is leading its home state's whiskey distilling revival, recently hosted a very special guest: Jack Maxwell, host of Travel Channel's "Booze Traveler," and introduced him to Maryland-style rye and the spirited charms of Charm City. It was all captured on film, as part of an episode on Maryland's adult beverage charms that aired on March 26, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: John Legend Gives the Students of Drama Club NYC a Behind the Scenes Look at JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2018

As preparation for the upcoming broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live! this weeked, John Legend and Let's Free America have teamed up with Drama Club NYC to bring its members along on a behind the scenes visit to the musical. Check out video of The Visit below, featuring Legend, Drama Club NYC organizer Susan Kelechi Watson and the students of this fabulous program below! (more...)

Harriet Harris, Graham Rowat, and More Head to the Berkshires for the Summer Season; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for the 90th Anniversary Season. BroadwayWorld has the full list of upcoming productions and their casts below! (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. Will Present Reading Of THE BERGEN LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

UMC will present an exploratory reading of select scenes and songs from the new musical The Bergen Letters on Monday, April 2nd at 6pm at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The cast will include Traci Bair, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, You Can't Take It with You), Rachel de Benedet (Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Becky Gulsvig (Beautiful, School of Rock, Legally Blonde), Aaron Ramey (The Visit, Bridges of Madison County), Danny Rutigliano (Holiday Inn, Born Yesterday) and Morgan Weed (American Psycho, First Wives Club). The Bergen Letters is an original musical telling the story of a closeted female college professor in the 1950s, who, though married with a child, finds herself falling for a young female grad student. (more...)

BWW Review: JOSEPH JOSEPHSON IS DEAD at Tmu-na Theatre
by ofek levy - Mar 28, 2018

Let's talk about death! Oh! We are all afraid when we hear that word. D-E-A-T-H! We are all afraid of what we leave behind, and have we left enough? Do we live in the moment? I share these fears, too. (more...)

Full Lineup Announced for 2018 Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Experience Chicago's blues music legacy at the 35th Annual Chicago Blues Festival happening June 8-10 in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.). The Blues Festival will spotlight the great Chicago-born music tradition with live performances by the genre's leading artists at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the city's premier outdoor music venue. The previously announced headliners include: Corey Dennison Band; Mississippi Heat with Billy Flynn and Giles Corey; Special Tribute to Bob Koester and the 65th Anniversary of Delmark Records; Selwyn Birchwood; Willie Clayton; Little Walter Tribute; Fantastic Negrito, Kenny Neal and Mavis Staples. (more...)

Zach Adkins Takes Over as Dmitry in ANASTASIA Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Beginning tonight, March 27th, Zach Adkins will assume the role of 'Dmitry' in the hit Broadway musical Anastasia. Adkins is an original member of the Broadway company, currently appearing on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre in the ensemble. (more...)

Ken Davenport And Kurt Deutsch Option Musical Rights To The Griswolds' 'Vacation' Story
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Ken Davenport and Kurt Deutsch announced today that they have optioned the musical rights to the characters from the hit film franchise Vacation by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures to develop a new musical Broadway Vacation. (more...)

Will Roland, Bobby Conte Thornton and More Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band on Monday April 9th at 7 & 9:30pm. Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returns to the Feinstein's/ 54 Below on Saturday February 20th to continue their official residence at the intimate Manhattan venue. Join Broadway bandleader Charlie Rosen (Honeymoon In Vegas, One Man, Two Guvnors, NBC's "Maya & Marty") for an evening that puts classic showtunes on display, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers, in the timeless tradition of Big Band. A full sized jazz orchestra composed of 17 musicians play Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present, and beyond! (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History with Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the final Oral History event of their 2017-18 season with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera. (more...)

VIDEO: Christy Altomare Shines in New Music Video for 'In My Dreams' from ANASTASIA
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2018

The team over at Anastasia have dropped a brand-new music video featuring their star, Christy Altomare performing a new number from the musical, titled 'In My Dreams.' Check out the video below! (more...)


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Broadway's ANASTASIA To Journey Through North America On Tour This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Celebrating ANASTASIA's first anniversary on Broadway, producers today announce the official North American tour will begin performances in Schenectady (Proctors Theatre) this October before visiting over 30 cities in its first year including Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, with additional cities to be announced this spring. For more information, please visit www.anastasiabroadway.com. (more...)

Heather Headley and Matthew Morrison to Host The Muny Centennial Gala Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

The Muny announced today that Tony and Grammy Award- winning artist Heather Headley and Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated artist Matthew Morrison will serve as co-hosts for The Muny's historic Centennial Gala show, An Evening with the Stars, May 18, 2018 at 9:15 p.m. at The Muny. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre Honors John Kander with Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

On March 19, 2018, Virginia's Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway composer John Kander with the company's ninth Stephen Sondheim Award. The Stephen Sondheim Award was presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy and will benefit Signature Theatre's artistic, education, and community programs. (more...)

Kelly Hall-Tompkins Announces Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Acclaimed "Fiddler/Violin Soloist" Kelly Hall-Tompkins will make her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 9:30pm. For tickets, please visit 54Below.com. (more...)

VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Stars Sing for Artists For World Peace
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2018

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, recently hosted its 7th annual Broadway event at The Cutting Room. The show was produced by Broadway's own Sharone Sayegh and Wendy Black-Nasta, the founder of AFWP. Among the performers were stars of the Broadway hit THE BAND'S VISIT. Watch below to see the cast sing for world peace! (more...)

George Abud, Lesli Margherita, and More to Join Presentations for DANGEROUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Producer Neal Rubinstein announced today that the Broadway-aimed new musical DANGEROUS will receive upcoming presentations this spring. On Monday, March 19, the cast of DANGEROUS will perform the songs of DANGEROUS in concert at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) at 8pm. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, is thrilled to announce its 22nd season and to preview an upcoming partnership with Firebrand Theatre. (more...)

Donell James Foreman, George Salazar & Joe Iconis, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Tori Scott Performs 'Shame Spirals' At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub at the Public Theater to let everyone know she still hasn't learned from her mistakes with her new show, Tori Scott Shame Spirals. This Garland for the Grindr era is 'a force to be reckoned with' (Broadway World) and desperate to run away from her problems while celebrating her unconditional love of vodka. Direct from sold out performances in London and aboard the gay cruises of the Caribbean, Tori and her three-piece band will take you on an audacious musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs she stole from other people. You're in for 'an absolute thrill' (Huffington Post). (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport Acquires Rights to Joy Mangano's Life Story
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Producer Ken Davenport announced today that he has acquired the musical rights to the life of Joy Mangano, best-selling author and one of the most-successful and celebrated product inventors of her time. A creative team will be announced in the future. (more...)

BWW Review: ON GOLDEN POND is Heartwarming at The Redhouse at City Center
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 10, 2018

Devotion, passion, and drive are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of The Redhouse, 'a nonprofit, multi-arts organization dedicated to the production and presentation of interdisciplinary works, theatre, music and visual art.' The Redhouse has become a large part of the theatre scene within the Central New York area and it now has a new location at Syracuse, NY's City Center, just a few blocks away from its starter home. The Redhouse may have moved on to a larger venue with three performing spaces, but the heart is still very much there. What better way to open a new space than with the touching, entertaining, and heartwarming production of Ernest Thompson's On Golden Pond, brilliantly directed by Vincent J. Cardinal. (more...)

Lortel Nominated THE LUCKY ONES Extends To April 28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova 'one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies' (New York Times), piece by piece productions and Z Space extends the world premiere of The Lucky Ones until April 28. This 5-time Lucille Lortel award nominated new musical by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher (Hundred Days) was commissioned and developed by Ars Nova. (more...)

University Of Florida To Award Honorary Degree To Legendary Broadway Icon Chita Rivera At Spring Commencement Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

One of the American theatre's iconic stars will add a University of Florida honorary degree to her record of achievements that include Tony Awards, the Kennedy Center Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (more...)

PlayCo Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For Toshiki Okada's TIME'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert G. Bradshaw, today announces the complete cast for Toshiki Okada's Time's Journey Through a Room, marking PlayCo's third collaboration with Okada, translator Aya Ogawa, and director Dan Rothenberg, May 10 - June 10, 2018. This haunting play, set in post-Fukushima Japan, will star three Japanese born performers, all of whom are now based in New York: Yuki Kawahisa (Honoka), Maho Honda (Arisa) and Kensaku Shinohara (Kazuki). The play is both an intimate examination of how we move forward from life-altering events, and a study of how we experience time, asking whether we can ever be alive to the present moment.  (more...)

Hal Prince is Working on Two New Musicals, Including One Based on 'How to Dance in Ohio' Documentary
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 7, 2018

In a new interview with The Guardian, Harold 'Hal' Prince has revealed that he is working on two more musicals at the age of 90. One is based on the documentary 'How to Dance in Ohio,' which is about a group of autistic children realizing their potential. The other musical is set in the 19th century and explores the roles and responsibilities of men and women. (more...)

Brandi Carlile to Appear on THE HOWARD STERN SHOW Wednesday, April 4
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Brandi Carlile will be the featured guest on tomorrow morning's “The Howard Stern Show” (listen live at 9:00am ET via Sirius/XM's Howard 100). (more...)

ANASTASIA Lawsuit Continues as Judge Questions Copyright Infringement
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported last year, the heir of French playwright Marcelle Maurette sued playwright Terrence McNally and the producers of the Broadway hit Anastasia for plagiarizing material from the 1952 play. Jean-Etienne de Becdelievre claimed that 20th Century Fox licensed the play for its 1956 and 1997 films, but not for stage productions. (more...)

The Legendary Chita Rivera to Play 92Y This June!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

The one and only, incomparable Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, will perform her acclaimed solo concert event on Monday, June 25 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets from $40 are available here. The two-time Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from West Side Story; Sweet Charity; Chicago; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink and The Visit. Accompanied by her long-time trio, Rivera will perform songs by Bernstein, Sondheim, Kander & Ebb and others. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Tony Awards has just announced that this year's Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will go to industry icons Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2018
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Robbie Rozelle In BUSTIN' OUT' On Pride Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Robbie Rozelle in 'Bustin' Out' on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Duo Shows Summer Series, Featuring Christine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, and Many More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Duo Shows At 54! is a summer series at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW celebrating the special collaboration of two artists brought together, curated by Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/series/duo-shows-at-54 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Brand USA Partners with Spotify and Five Emerging Artists to Launch Hear the Music, Experience the USA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, today announced Hear the Music, Experience the USA, an integrated marketing campaign utilizing the power of music to promote international travel to the United States. A unique exploration in sound, Hear the Music, Experience the USA interprets Bobby Freeman's iconic song, 'Do You Wanna Dance?' through different musical genres as envisioned by five innovative artists bringing the unique cultural sounds of their cities to life. The campaign was created and executed by Mustache, a content-first creative agency, working alongside MediaCom as Brand USA's communications, data, and audience partner. To amplify the campaign, Brand USA has partnered with digital music service Spotify to enhance discovery and exploration options with more than 20 customized U.S. city soundscape playlists. This dynamic storytelling tool presents a new way for Brand USA to inspire, invite, and welcome visitors from all over the world. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MTC's World Premiere of DAN CODY'S YACHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. Rehearsals for the production begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17. (more...)

Chita Rivera Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below In January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Back by popular demand, the two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns toFeinstein's/54 Below in her acclaimed solo concert for eight performances in the new year: January 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19at 7PM. (more...)

New Musical Heads to 54 Below with Special Guest Lauren Pritchard
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

???????FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Emily Esposito and friends in "I Hate New York: A Love Story" on Tuesday May 29th at 9:30pm. I Hate New York: A Love story is a jukebox musical written by Emily Esposito (Fame: National Tour) about what it's like to date in NYC. With music by Sara Bareilles, Pink, Ed Sheeran, and a wide array of other pop artists we are taken a journey of the horrors of online dating, dealing with exes, and the great phenomenon knows as ghosting. Have a few drinks, let loose, and rest assured that you are definitely not alone on this bumpy ride. (more...)

Casting Announced For New York Theatre Barn's ANNE OF GREEN GABLES And A STORY NO ONE KNOWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, April 16, 2018 with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Anne of Green Gables and A Story No One Knows. (more...)

Chinese Rite Of Spring To Visit 2019 Edinburgh International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Today the Edinburgh International Festival revealed it will present Chinese choreographer Yang Liping's Rite of Spring as part of the 2019 International Festival. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Honor Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman, Warren Beatty, and Kenny Leon at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 14, 2018. The evening will celebrate Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty, Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director Kenny Leon, currently director of Children of a Lesser God on Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera, and Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actress Uma Thurman. Mr. Beatty, Mr. Leon, Ms. Rivera and Ms. Thurman will be awarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. The event begins with 6 pm cocktails followed by a 7 pm dinner and tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis. The evening will include special tribute performances by guests to be announced. (more...)

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