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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017
Top Broadway general manager Peter Bogyo will celebrate the publication of his book, BROADWAY GENERAL MANAGER, with two free public events in September.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017
Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the first production in its 2017 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1939, hosted by Rob Lindley, directed by Keely Vasquez with music direction by David Fiorello, is Monday, Oct. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
Dreamgirls' Amber Riley announced on Instagram that she will be joining fellow West End leading ladies Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson for a new showtune album, Songs From the Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017
New Hampshire Theatre Project and Cornelius Productions, LLC present CRAZY WORLD, an original one woman musical inspired by the life of Julie Andrews, premiering at New Hampshire Theatre Project/West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth, NH for three exclusive shows Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017
Accomplished vocalist Kelly Morris Rowan premieres her latest solo cabaret, Love and Marriage, in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series October 25 and 26, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
The Philipstown The Philipstown Depot Theatre is pleased to present Phil Geoffrey Bond's My Queer Youth on Saturday, November 18 at 8pm. My Queer Youth, a hit at off-Broadway's Laurie Beechman Theatre in 2010, is being revived for this special one-night-only performance on the banks of the Hudson River. Featuring music by some of the greatest songwriters of the past century, the evening is intermingled with spoken text by Bond about growing up different amongst the cornfields of southern Indiana.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017
Boston Theater Company, a leader in new theater works and educational arts programming in the Greater Boston Area, today announced the launch of the Artist Athletic Association (AAA).
by Peter Danish - Nov 8, 2017
Mario Frangoulis has always defied categorization. After all, what do you call a singer who is equally at home in rock, pop, jazz, latin, swing, Broadway, classical and opera?
by Michael Dale - Nov 7, 2017
Back in 1931, when the firm Kaufman, Ryskind, Gershwin & Gershwin had the novel idea to infuse that stodgy old music/theatre entertainment, the Broadway operetta, with the jauntiness of showtune and a chaotic mixture of comedic highbrow and lowbrow to tell the tale of an unqualified, but charismatic American politician who rides a wave of popular support for his questionable platform to the United States presidency, musical comedies typically employed a bit more on-stage and front-of-stage talent than audiences are accustomed to seeing nowadays.
by Matt Tamanini - May 9, 2017
There is something magical, and just a little bit naughty, in the air at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this week. Starting tonight and running through Sunday, May 14th, the national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL sets up shop in Orlando. With a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, the Tony-winning production ran for nearly four years on Broadway, closing this past January.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017
It has been announced in New York that ERROL AND FIDEL, a new musical written by four Sydneysiders, will open this year's New York Musical Festival, the most prestigious showcase for new work in the music theatre world.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will present THE SHAPIRO SISTERS, starring Milly Shapiro and Abigail Shapiro, on Friday, June 15 at 9:30 PM. Tony Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Milly Shapiro (A24's Hereditary, Broadway's Matilda) and Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Liberty: A Monumental New Musical) team up again in "The Shapiro Sisters: The Journey Continues," following their smashingly successful cabaret series at 54 Below, along with the release of their album, Shapiro Sisters: Live Out Loud. The sisters sing their way through the struggles and triumphs of being teenagers trying to make it on Broadway and the big screen. With showtune hits from A Little Princess to Spring Awakening to Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand favorites, Milly and Abigail deliver a show that packs a punch.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017
United Palace, the stunning architectural gem that recalls the movie palaces of a bygone era, is hosting a series of blockbuster special events for adults and children of all ages on the weekend of May 6 and 7.
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2017
In the late-night hours of June, 14, 1994, when hockey's New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years, there were fans visiting the gravesites of loved ones, armed with six-packs of beer and radios, to share with long-gone fans a moment they thought they might never live to see.
by Troy Frisby - May 11, 2017
"This is the first time I've ever seen Shaina Taub in anything other than in a play." This comment, made shortly before Taub (primarily known for her work in the theatre, including TWELFTH NIGHT, AS YOU LIKE IT, and OLD HATS) took the stage to perform original songs, distilled exactly what was so thrilling about the singer/songwriter's show at Joe's Pub on April 28, the latest installment in her year-long residency at the venue.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
Porchlight Music Theatre made its debut at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, with its hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1959, hosted by Gene Weygandt, directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo with music direction by David Fiorello, Tuesday, February 27.
by Jessica Khan - Mar 27, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Both CHURCH & STATE and John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS open Off-Broadway tonight, and SDC Foundation's Mr. Abbott Award ceremony honors Kenny Leon!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2017
Today, BroadwayWorld is continuing SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE with one of our favorite ballads from the beloved musical. Below, check out seven different renditions of 'Why, God, Why?' performed by current Broadway Chris, Alistair Brammer, Simon Bowman (original London cast), Will Chase (Broadway cast 1998-2001), Ramin Karimloo (UK Tour 2005), Aaron Tveit, Jeremy Jordan and even Lea Salonga (original London/Broadway cast). 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018
Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in its 2017 - 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. New Faces Sing Broadway 1975, hosted by Donica Lynn with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by David Fiorello, is Tuesday, June 5 at The Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 6 at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, at 6:30 p.m. (The Arts Club presentation also includes a pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. with performance at 7:30 p.m.). In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre created the Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a "time-machine" journey from the start to the finish of an entire musical season from the classic days of Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran like Donica Lynn hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists while acting as your guide through a vintage year on the Great White Way. General admission tickets at Skokie Theatre are $22 and at The Arts Club of Chicago are $35 and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or at the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 22, 2017
Matt Blank shares his experiences with suicide, depression and tragedy, and sits down with the stars of the March 26 performance of 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH. The evening features the best of stage and screen… and a few teen stars of our generation you just might want to see while supporting a vitally important cause.
by Casey Mink - Mar 14, 2017
At the 32nd Bistro Awards on March 13, produced by Sherry Eaker, attendees hunkered down at Gotham Comedy Club in the hours before a blizzard hit Manhattan to honor the best in the year's cabaret, comedy and jazz performances. Of course, the prospect of a little snow wouldn't deter honorees from coming out, though it did slightly impact the order of the evening's events, shifting the 'grand finale' to the 'grand opening.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa.
by BWW Staff - Jun 5, 2017
Published every Monday morning, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week.
by Matthew Blank - Jun 13, 2017
The New York cabaret scene has found itself a new star, whether or not anyone was asking for it. Broadway album designer and social media demagog Robbie Rozelle, who has previously created solo shows for Melissa Errico and Kate Baldwin, decided it was finally Robbie's Turn and brought us SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER. When he regally ascended to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 9 as though he were the goddamn mayor's wife, it became immediately evident that this was a man set to lay it all out there for the enjoyment of the masses.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018
Join Broadway General Manager Peter Bogyo in conversation with Tony Award-winning Producer Margot Astrachan as they discuss the nitty-gritty of the business side of show business. Bogyo will offer fascinating and entertaining glimpses into the inner workings of the normally closed world of theatrical general management. You can also expect some personal anecdotes and bits of theatrical lore. This evening will offer invaluable insight not only to fledgling general managers but to producers, writers, actors... anyone who is interested in the hows and whys of what happens in theatre before the curtain goes up.
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2017
Connoisseurs of American musical theatre wishing to make a point about the genre's ability to dramatize even the most unlikely of subjects often cite examples like SWEENEY TODD's vengeful barber on a killing spree or THE PAJAMA GAME's labor/management dispute, but bookwriter/lyricist/composer Kirsten Childs may have topped them all in 2000 when Playwrights Horizons premiered THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017
Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017
Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017
New SC Theatre Company headed by Broadway Vet to host event featuring Karen Murphy star of current 'Finding Neverland' tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second production in its 2017 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1959, hosted by Gene Weygandt, directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo with music direction by David Fiorello, Monday, Feb. 26 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie at 7:30 p.m. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre created the Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018
The beauty of a long-running Broadway show is being able to see an iconic role portrayed by more than just one star. In a recent edition of our SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE series, watch as three Phantoms seduce four Christines into their lairs from start to finish. Click below to watch Ali Ewoldt, Julia Udine, Mary Michael Patterson, Samantha Hill, Laird Mackintosh, Jeremy Stolle and Peter Joback trade off the melody and strut all over the Bryant Park stage!
by - Jan 20, 2018
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/20/2018.
by Michael Dale - Feb 28, 2018
'Dip me in chocolate and throw me to the lesbians,' sings a young lady feeling the bright television lights on her face as cameras capture her every move for a national audience in Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee's outrageous, endearing and perceptive social commentary, JERRY SPRINGER -- THE OPERA.
by Danielle Gutierrez - Feb 20, 2018
As previously reported by BroadwayWorld, crooner Harry Connick Jr. will return to the theatre this spring in Paper Mill Playhouse's pre-Broadway production of THE STING. In honor of his upcoming star return in the world premiere musical, we've rounded up some of Connick's past performances of Broadway songs!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017
Tony Award winner Jim Dale and Tony nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Robert Cuccioli headline in HERE'S LOVE TO THE MUSIC MAN: A Celebration of Songwriter Meredith Willson, the opening event of The Ziegfeld Society's ninth Season, honoring the 60th Anniversary of THE MUSIC MAN which received the 1958 Tony Award for Best Musical, and its legendary creator, Meredith Willson.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017
Tony Award winner Jim Dale and Tony nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Robert Cuccioli headline in HERE'S LOVE TO THE MUSIC MAN: A Celebration of Songwriter Meredith Willson, the opening event of The Ziegfeld Society's ninth Season, honoring the 60th Anniversary of THE MUSIC MAN which received the 1958 Tony Award for Best Musical, and its legendary creator, Meredith Willson.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 26, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors airs tonight on CBS, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 25, 2017
In 1944, MGM debuted a new family classic for the ages. Centering on the Smith family of St. Louis, Missouri, the musical Meet Me in St. Louis follows a year in the life of the large, tight-knit clan as they navigate an auspicious year in the city's history. Going season by season, the film's focus is set on the Smith's eager anticipation the arrival of the World's Fair in their beloved hometown.
by Kimberly Moy - Aug 26, 2017
With so many great performances and classes throughout Orlando, the next logical step would increase our national arts footprint by fostering new work. That's where Winter Park Playhouse's Florida Festival of New Musicals comes in.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 12, 2017
When Disney's Aladdin hit theaters in summer of 1992, the tale transported audiences to a whole new world of wonder, love, and adventure through the fictional streets of Agrabah. Following the titular street rat, Aladdin, from bread thief to Prince Ali, audiences were instantly captivated by the story, the characters, and most notably, the songs.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018
Meet the LeBaron family: the Utah family who went viral after singing the iconic Les Miserables number 'One Day More' with nine of their most talented family members. While the rest of the world tuned in to watch NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, these five brothers and sisters (and their spouses) oh-so-casually belted out the classic showtune after their Easter celebration -- kids in hand. Check out the incredible LeBaron family below!
by Michael Quintos - Apr 27, 2018
Armed with a grand, sweeping songbook from Rodgers and Hammerstein, and a romantic, progressive-for-its-time book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, it is difficult not to be continually enchanted by SOUTH PACIFIC, the groundbreaking 1949 stage musical based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Even better… sandwiched between memorable songs, romantic interludes, and cheeky, comedic banter is the show's surprisingly candid exploration of race relations---a topic that is, of course, still very much top-of-mind in today's seemingly more divided world. With such important ideological stakes in mind, when a production of this musical presents its material well and in the best possible light, you're almost always guaranteed a show that can still pack an emotional wallop while entertaining you at the same time. Such is the case with McCoy Rigby Entertainment's irresistibly appealing new production of SOUTH PACIFIC, now currently on stage at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through May 13, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Ethel Merman has been buzzing on everyone's lips since the annual Orlando Fringe Teaser last week! It has been mentioned on numerous must-see lists around town.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
THE GREEN ROOM 42 presents Christopher Timson in #TBT: A Chubby Boy's Guide To Growing Up Normal on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 9:30pm. Celebrate Throwback Thursday with the hilarious journey of an awkward, chubby, closeted kid from Long Island, who grew up to be a confident, well­-rounded (pun intended), married gay man! Featuring fast­-paced showtune medleys and blackmail video footage long abandoned in his grandma's basement, Christopher leads you through "a charming, fast-paced, ingenious multi-media extravaganza that, for all its flash and fire, never loses sight of the intimate human story he has to tell. '#TBT…' is practically perfect in every way. [-The Bistro Awards]'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2017
Dolly Gallagher Levi is back and she'll never go away again! The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! opened just last night at Broadway's Shubert Theatre, starring the one and only Bette Midler.
by David Clarke - Apr 20, 2018
Recently released CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording)cis just perfectly nice. Based on the charming and quaint 2003 film by the same title written by Tim Firth, the musical itself garnered warm notices from London media. So, it is no surprise that the music and this cast was recorded for preservation; however, the two-disc album doesn't convince listeners that this musical is better than the original film as some British theater writers claim.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017
United Palace, the stunning architectural gem that recalls the movie palaces of a bygone era, is hosting a series of blockbuster special events for adults and children of all ages on the weekend of May 6 and 7.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017
vCalling all Broadway-obssessed, showtune-belting, cosplaying theatergoers! Mischief Management has announced that the Third Annual BroadwayCon will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017
If life is a cabaret, old chum, what is your showtune? The soul-stirring, foot-stomping, laugh-out-loud PICTURE INCOMPLETE will help audiences find out when it returns to Johannesburg's POPArt Theatre in Maboneng this April.