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by Courtney Savoia - Oct 31, 2019
With the holiday season upon us, we'll soon be hearing endless amounts of carols, songs, and hymns everywhere we go – the grocery store, the mall, the dentist's office, you name it. Thankfully, one of Broadway's best, the Tony award-winning Ms. Idina Menzel, brings us an album of classic holiday tunes, with her own extraordinary twist of course! We wouldn't expect anything less from this icon.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Following an initial reading presentation in March 2018, Luna and the Gold River Docks, a musical by Eric Dietz inspired by the documentary The Whale by Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm, will present two developmental reading presentations on Tuesday, November 5 at 11:30am and Wednesday, November 6 at 11am, by invitation only.
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that A Never-Ending Line (A Female Song Cycle) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 22, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast of Peter Pan and Wendy (previously announced as Peter Pan), a reimagining of J.M. BARRIE's classic work by 'America's Most-Produced Playwright' (American Theatre) LAUREN GUNDERSON (Ada and the Engine, Silent Sky). This world premiere will be onstage for the holidays at Sidney Harman Hall from December 3, 2019-January 12, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
This. Is. Love. Charity Concert For Freedom For Immigrants, produced by Ben Caron and David Krich on November 8, 2019 at 9PM, is a concert uniting the Broadway, film/ television and music communities, featuring songs of resistance, compassion and hope to benefit a?oeFreedom for Immigrantsa?? at Sayers Club, Hollywood. The uplifting event is a one-night-only charity benefit for non-profit Freedom for Immigrants, in advocacy for a more compassionate and humane immigration policy. The event will feature songs performed by musicians and actors from the Broadway, television and film communities in solidarity with immigrants.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that A Never-Ending Line (A Female Song Cycle) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 22, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series returns for its 21st year, celebrating the expansive scope and intricacy of the popular music canon from January 22 - February 29, 2020. This year's concert series includes lauded singer-songwriters, groundbreaking composers, storytellers speaking truth to power, experimental vocalists, and multitalented performers whose artistic breadth reflects the far-reaching perspectives and experiences of the essential American Songbook.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 30, 2019
Today's top stories: watch our all new episode of Backstage Bite, featuring Dana Steingold, and more!
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 30, 2019
Oh what a celebration we'll have today because it's the sixteenth anniversary of Wicked, which opened at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003. We're helping our fellow Ozians rejoicify by looking back at what the show's original cast has been up to since leaving the smash hit, including Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Hero Theatre announced today that Broadway actress April Nixon has joined the cast of Troy by Amina Henry. The world premiere is directed by Hero Theatre's Artistic Director Elisa Bocanegra and features original songs by T.J. Keanu Tario.
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Andrew Garfield will star in the Netflix film adaptation of in tick, tick…Boom!, according to Deadline. Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his feature directorial debut on this adaptation of the autobiographical off-Broadway show written by  the late Jonathan Larson.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
The star-studded 20th Annual Emmys Golf Classic raised over $300,000 for the Television Academy Foundation. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the nonprofit Foundation's renowned educational programs.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2019
Today's top stories: the national tour of Bandstand officially opens today, and more!
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 29, 2019
The 2020 presidential candidates just got a little more musical! With the presidential campaigns officially underway, Twitter user @absobyrne took to social media to compare the current candidates to some of Broadway's Tony-winning Best Musicals. To help you get a better understanding at the comparisons, we're giving you a look inside each of the shows, from older classics like South Pacific and Hello, Dolly! to more recent shows including Rent and The Producers. Check it all out!
by Ben Rimalower - Oct 28, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to playwright, composer, and lyricist Michael R. Jackson about Tori Amos's 1994 album 'Under the Pink.' They also discuss Liz Phair, Joni Mitchell, Mariah Carey, alt rock, Fiona Apple, 'Show Boat,' William Finn, 'In Trousers,' 'Raisin,' Sondheim, 'Company,' 'Rent,' and 'Passing Strange.' Michael talks about how he discovered his favorite songwriters and how they influenced his own writing process. Michael's acclaimed new musical 'A Strange Loop' recently played to sold-out audiences, and the cast recording is now available from Broadway Records.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA is partnering with BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center once again to bring their high-quality family entertainment to New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
The bold and often hilarious new play, ADMISSIONS, written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), is the opening production of Square One Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season. Described as having “the force of a bulldozer and the precision of a scalpel' (Metro) and this “Sharp. Thoughtful” (Evening Standard), ADMISSIONS will leave the audience “questioning the status quo,”
by Cheyne Nomura - Oct 27, 2019
Coming all the way from the 'Great White Way' to the island of Oahu is the remarkable, magical spectacle The Illusionists Live From Broadway. Comprised of six performers---'The Unusualist' (Raymond Crowe); 'The Trickster' (Paul Dabek); 'The Daredevil' (Jonathan Goodwin); 'The Manipulator' (An Ha Lim); 'The Delusionist' (Stuart MacLeod); 'The Sorceress' (Sabine Van Diemen)---all of whom form the titular 'The Illusionists', each performer has two to three segments on stage to dazzle the audience. Spanning over approximately two hours with one fifteen-minute intermission, the overall performances combined measure up to create an absolutely immersive, scintillating time at the theatre.
by Lindsey Rusling - Oct 26, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019
Williams & Bartholick Theatricals announce their cabaret series 'Artists for Awareness' is returning this month. Featuring some of New York City's finest performers, Artists for Awareness is a budding concert series that is dedicated to raising funds for charitable causes. October's focus is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Through the catalogs of favorite singers and scores of beloved musicals, we strive to bring attention to important causes through the power of music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019
It's official! Billboard has confirmed that Idina Menzel will be joining the upcoming movie adaptation of Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello! Menzel is set to play Evelyn, the evil stepmother, in the film.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2019
Today's top stories: Darren Criss is returning to Broadway, and more!
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Today, Broadway Records /1650 Records /LOML Records released 'The Right of Way' from Tony-nominated singer Mary Bridget Davies. This is the first track from Stay With Me:  The Reimagined Songs of Jerry Ragovoy, to be released in January 2020. Written by the renowned songwriter, this is the first time the track has been recorded and released. 'The Right of Way' showcases Davies' powerful vocals, honed over many years as Janis Joplin in Love Janis and A Night With Janis Joplin.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Back by popular demand, the runaway international hit is coming back to the states! Known across the globe as a?oethe ultimate-feel good show,a?? THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It's a party.
by Courtney Castelino - Oct 24, 2019
Broadway Across Canada has finally brought the much anticipated 20th Anniversary Tour of Jonathan Larson's acclaimed rock opera, Rent, to Ottawa. Rent is loosely based on the classic Puccini opera, La Bohème but, instead of 1890s Paris, Larson's scene is set in the gritty back alleys of New York's Alphabet City at Christmastime in the early nineties. We meet the two main protagonists, who are down on their luck. Mark (Cody Jenkins) is an aspiring filmmaker and Roger (Coleman Cummings) is a former musician. They live in a slum apartment, burning items in a steel trash can for warmth. Mark's girlfriend, Maureen (Kelsee Sweigard), left him for a woman named Joanne (Samantha Mbolekwa). Roger's girlfriend, April, committed suicide after she discovered that both she and Roger had contracted AIDS. To make matters even worse, Mark and Roger are about to be evicted by their former friend and roommate, Benny (Jason Taylor Smith), who recently purchased the building with the intention of converting it into a high-tech cyber arts studio.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The documentary Revolution Rent will have its premiere at SVA Theatre on Friday November 8, 2019 at 9:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
On Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:00 pm, one of the largest groups of Broadway stars in Los Angeles will assemble in The Big Fat Christmas Show at the historic Montalbán Theater in Hollywood. Broadway to the Rescue (BTTR) brings back its sold-out, holiday extravaganza for one night only. Broadway performers, along with friends from television and film, will ignite the stage once again to ring in the holiday season. All proceeds will go to Hope of the Valley, a mission in its 10th year doing extraordinary and tireless work toward tackling the ever-growing homeless problem in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2019
Luke Evans has released the official audio for his cover of Conrad Sewell's 'Changing' off of his debut album 'At Last.' The album features covers of Les Misérables, Cher, and more, and will be released out November 22.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Redhouse continues its stellar 2019 season with the Tony Award-Winning play, God of Carnage co-starring two Broadway veterans Jeremy Kushnier and Jennifer Cody who both will make their Redhouse MainStage debuts. The show, will be directed by Redhouse Artistic Director, Tony Nominated actor and Director Hunter Foster, who is coming off his directorial debut at Redhouse of the smash hit RENT. a?oeThis show portrays a very realistic and sometimes uncomfortable view of parenting and manages to do it in a very fast-paced and comedic waya??. The show opens at Redhouse November 7th with performances running through November 17th. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Complete casting has been announced for Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical that will have its world premiere this holiday season at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, playing November 26 a?' December 29, 2019.
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Oct 23, 2019
BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, which makes its Los Angeles debut at The Fountain Theatre, is a hard-hitting drama about wanderers, those unattached, ungrounded people who lack the support to make smart choices, but still deserve grace and hope. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2015, the play features all that one expects from playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis: incisive dialogue, complex characterizations and relationships that are unique but also relatable. The cast and director Guillermo Cienfuegos serve the play well.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
MCC Theater announces that the highly anticipated World Premiere production of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by Ross Golan, has extended again by popular demand.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the five award-winning artists who will lead the creative team for the world premiere of Swept Away.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Local Theater Company announces their fall world premiere: Flame Broiled. or the ugly play, written and directed by Rodney Hicks.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
A Sensible Theatre Co. will present The Sensible Cabaret - once a month, every month - Elevating Queer & Allied artists here in New York City. October will feature the wickedest witch of all, Donovan Hoffer, as he shares stories and songs of the seasons, heartbreak, and trama - all For the Love of Persephone.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Producers of the new musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL have announced the details for the show's digital lottery and general rush policies, launching today, November 5, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Funny Girl, starring Christina Bianco, is coming to Theatre Marigny in Paris, beginning November 7. She recently appear on a podcast, alongside her castmates, where she performed some songs from the show.
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2019
Renée Elise Goldsberry talks about Hamilton and getting visited by Matt Czuchry early in the show's run.
by Ben Rimalower - Nov 4, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to playwright, composer, and lyricist Michael R. Jackson about Tori Amos's 1994 album 'Under the Pink.' They also discuss Liz Phair, Joni Mitchell, Mariah Carey, alt rock, Fiona Apple, 'Show Boat,' William Finn, 'In Trousers,' 'Raisin,' Sondheim, 'Company,' 'Rent,' and 'Passing Strange.' Michael talks about how he discovered his favorite songwriters and how they influenced his own writing process. Michael's acclaimed new musical 'A Strange Loop' recently played to sold-out audiences, and the cast recording is now available from Broadway Records.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Joshua Hinck and Scott Wasserman are giving a sneak peek into the recording process for their upcoming album of Sondhiem reimagined as Disco. The album, recorded over multiple days, has 12 tracks with over 40 Sondheim songs in mash-up, medley, and stand-alone arrangements all set in the disco world.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
ABC is the home for unforgettable holiday programming as the network celebrates the joy of the season. In November, the network serves up a bounty of Thanksgiving-themed episodes and the classic animated special “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” In December, ABC decks the halls with special Christmas and Hanukkah-themed episodes—the return of fan-favorite series “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition”; and an all-new holiday movie, “Same Time, Next Christmas,” starring Lea Michele. Timeless cartoons and beloved holiday films will also return. The fun continues after Christmas with New Year's-themed programming ringing in 2020. 
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Nov 3, 2019
A poster circulating around the net this week became the talk of the town among Indonesian musical lovers. Lea Salonga and Idina Menzel are coming to Indonesia! Or are they?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2019
You oughtta know that Jagged Little Pill is officially in preview son Broadway!  The new musical is inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette's seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family - but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Tickets for the Broadway premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical, are now on sale at Telecharge.com. Produced by multi-Tony Award winner Kevin McCollum (Avenue Q, Rent, In The Heights, Something Rotten!), Mrs. Doubtfire is based on Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture. Mrs. Doubtfire will begin previews on Monday, March 9, 2020 and open on Sunday, April 5 at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Patrick J. Adams will make his Broadway debut opposite the previously announced Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Mr. Adams will play Kippy Sunderstrom, the best friend of Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams).
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 1, 2019
We asked, and you answered! We recently asked BroadwayWorld readers to name their most memorable theatre experiences, whether in the audience or on stage. Now we've gathered some of the standout answers for you to enjoy, with answers involving Hamilton, The Prom, Head Over Heels, and more. Head down memory lane with these responses!
by - Nov 1, 2019
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for November, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Utah Lyric Opera, in association with Thunder Media Group, will present the New York Premiere of An Enchanted April, a new musical based on the novel The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Arnim, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Hansen, music & lyrics by C. Michael Perry and directed by Alice Jankell in a limited engagement (November 1-16) at Theatre Two at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that PATRICK J. ADAMS will make his Broadway debut opposite the previously announced Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Mr. Adams will play Kippy Sunderstrom, the best friend of Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams).