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by Charlie Wilks - Sep 7, 2019
In an explosive blend of live music, spoken word and theatre, Jackie Kay's 1986 provocation is breathed a new life under Lynette Linton's hand. It is the director's first show since taking the AD job at the Bush Theatre, and is one that highly entertains, whilst also shines a light on queer women of colour across generations.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
On 19 October, Disney's THE LION KING celebrates 20 years in the West End, cementing its place in theatrical history as one of the most successful and beloved stage musicals of all time.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
We took a trip to the Pridelands yesterday as The Lion King's L. Steven Taylor took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is excited to announce the lineup of FREE events for the 2019/20 season. FREE, monthly offerings include Grow Up Great, La NOCHE, and Sittin' In: Live Sessions, while annual favorites such as Songs You Left Behind, CraftNOW Create, and Outside the Wire return, alongside holiday favorites like Tuba Christmas, Silent Night Sing-in, Three Kings Day, and New Year's Day. Designed to reflect the broad and diverse interests of Philadelphia audiences, programming ranges from jazz to Latin music, Broadway showtunes to organ demonstrations, community chat-backs to seasonal happenings.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway Grand Rapids are thrilled to announce that tickets for the long-awaited premiere engagement of Disney's The Lion King go on sale to the public Thursday, September 5. The Lion King will leap onto DeVos Hall's stage on Wednesday, November 20 for a two-week engagement through Sunday, December 1.
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 3, 2019
Get ready to head to the Pridelands because The Lion King's L. Steven Taylor is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Wednesday, September 4th, to celebrate National Wildlife Day! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a behind-the-scenes look at the magic that goes into creating the circle of life on the stage of the Minksoff Theatre!
by Fiona Scott - Sep 3, 2019
A tale of love, loss and laughter, Falsettos is currently running at The Other Palace. Cast members Oliver Savile, Gemma Knight Jones and Laura Pitt-Pulford spoke to BroadwayWorld about being part of the show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Direct from London and Feinstein's 54 New York, and for two nights only, one of Britain's greatest exports, West End musical theatre actor and international cabaret artist Tim McArthur will bring his one-man show to Drew's on Halsted.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Actor's Express Announces Pride Nights For Season 32. The third Thursday of each production during Season 32 at Actor's Express will include a small reception and celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride before the performance.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Interdisciplinary artist Ryan Conarro (ALAXSXA | ALASKA, this hour forward) will premiere his work Saints of Failure as a site-specific production inside Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church (85 South Oxford St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn) on October 24, 2019, with additional dates through November 9, 2019. Weaving storytelling, rich soundscape, and live makeup transformations, Conarro shares a series of histories and memories to explore deep questions about LGBTQ identity and the American Christian experience and what ensues when these identities collide.
by TV Scoop - Sep 17, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of SUNNYSIDE, airing on NBC on Thursday, October 3, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway in Cincinnati announce that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King go on sale to the public Friday, September 27. The Lion King will leap onto the Aronoff Center stage on January 8 for a four-week engagement through February 2.
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Be prepared: Disney's “The Lion King,” the worldwide phenomenon that brought the Pride Lands' iconic characters to life in a whole new way, arrives on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere Oct.11 and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 22. Directed by Jon Favreau, the summer blockbuster, which reigned supreme with audiences worldwide — earning over $1 billion at the global box office and an A CinemaScore — journeys home with all-new bonus features, music videos and an exclusive extra for Digital consumers.
by Greg Kerestan - Sep 15, 2019
I can't quite explain why this is the most successful musical of all time, but I can't deny that it works.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Tickets for the long-awaited Orlando engagement of Disney's Aladdin go on sale to the public today, Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that tickets for the long-awaited Orlando engagement of Disney's Aladdin go on sale to the public today, Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center on Wednesday, January 22 for a limited engagement of three weeks through Sunday, February 9, 2020. The opening night is Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Charles Askenaizer, Artistic Director of Invictus Theatre, today announced his cast for the company's production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, which Askenaizer will direct
by TV Scoop - Sep 11, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Series Premiere of SUNNYSIDE, airing on NBC on Wednesday, September 11, 2019!
Lezfest, A Presentation And Celebration Of Queer Female And Non-binary Performance Artists, Expands To Two Nights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Lezfest, A Presentation And Celebration Of Queer Female And Non-binary Performance Artists, Expands To Two Nights - Tuesday October 22 and Wednesday October 23 Lineup of 13 artists to include song, dance, stand-up, storytelling, and spoken word.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that tickets for the long-awaited premiere engagement of Disney's The Lion King go on sale to the public Friday, September 13. The Lion King will leap onto North Charleston Performing Arts Center's stage on Wednesday, December 4 for a two-week engagement through Sunday, December 15.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Stranger Things star and former Young Simba Caleb McLaughlin stopped by The Lion King on Friday night to visit his former castmate and current Mufasa L. Steven Taylor and current Simba Bradley Gibson.
by TV Scoop - Oct 9, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of SUNNYSIDE, airing on NBC on Thursday, October 24, 2019!
by TV Scoop - Oct 8, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of SUNNYSIDE, airing on NBC on Thursday, October 17, 2019!
by TV Scoop - Oct 8, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of SUNNYSIDE, airing on NBC on Thursday, October 10, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
EstrellaTV,a leading Spanish-language broadcasting network in the U.S., announced today the full list of nominees in 16 categories for the twentieth edition of Premios de la Radio 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
See production photos for the site-specific Saints of Failure created by interdisciplinary artist Ryan Conarro (ALAXSXA | ALASKA, this hour forward). The production begins its second week of performances inside Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church (85 South Oxford St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn) on October 30, 2019, with additional dates through November 9, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Bated Breath Theatre Company will present a special free industry-only performance of their acclaimed site-specific, environmental production UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, selected as one of the 11 'best immersive plays and interactive theatrical experiences on Broadway and beyond' by Time Out. It will be presented Monday, October 21 at 7:30pm at Madame X in Manhattan's historic Greenwich Village, where performances began on May 8 and continue through January 8, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Movie icon Sophia Loren will star in her second US tour, onstage and in person, in AN EVENING WITH SOPHIA LOREN. Miss Loren has graciously accepted this opportunity to return for the public to celebrate her illustrious and Oscar winning career and have the chance to meet her in person. A celebrity interviewer will accompany Ms Loren and uncover her amazing movie triumphs as well as her fabulous personal story. And the audience will have a chance to ask Ms Loren questions that are all about Sophia! And Limited VIP Meet and Greet ticket packages are available for the public to personally greet Ms Loren. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend an unforgettable evening with a true Icon of the Silver Screen, the beautiful and unforgettable Sophia Loren.
MCC Theater LET'S TALK Series Continues With Panel ABOUT THE JOURNEY: A CONVERSATION EXPLORING THE UNIQUE STORIES BEHIND THE MUSICALS OF TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the next panel discussion as part of their a?oeLet's Talka?? series a?" a?oeAbout the Journey a?" A conversation exploring the unique stories behind the musicals of todaya?? a?" on October 19, 2019, at 5:15pm at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street).
by TV Scoop - Oct 14, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of SUNNYSIDE, airing on NBC on Thursday, October 31, 2019!
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
ITV has commenced filming on Because the Night starring Russell Tovey and Bertie Carvel, by Luther creator Neil Cross.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Bated Breath Theatre Company announces a fourth extension of their acclaimed immersive, environmental production UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, selected as one of the 11 'best immersive plays and interactive theatrical experiences on Broadway and beyond' by Time Out. Performances will now continue through January 8, 2020 at Madame X in Manhattan's historic Greenwich Village, where performances began on May 8.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2019
Musical Theatre of Anthem announces 7 National Youth Arts (NYA) Award Winners and Nominees for Additional 37 NYA Nominations! National Youth Arts honors outstanding work by youth in the arts.
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
BroadwayWorld has an exclusive clip from Michael Luwoye's guest starring role on Disney Junior's 'The Lion Guard.' He voices the role of Askari, the original leader of the Lion Guard, who appears as a 'lion spirit' in the sky to offer Kion advice.
by Vicki Trask - Aug 30, 2019
The Louder We Get (opening on January 28th 2020 at Theatre Calgary's Max Bell Theatre) tells the true story of Marc Hall and the court case that allowed him to take his boyfriend to prom. Premiering for the first time under its new title (previously Prom Queen), the show will be directed by Lonny Price, choreographed by Sean Cheesman, and feature a cast of 40% local artists.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
The 1993 AIDS-themed musical ALL THAT HE WAS that opened on August 12, earning rave reviews and a Jeff recommendation, will extend its run by one week and will now close on Sunday, September 15.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 28, 2019
Claybourne Elder, Eric Rosen, Bryce Pinkham join forces with other BROADWAY DADDIES to give a benefit concert at 54 Below, delighting audiences of all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Ronnie Larsen's THE PENIS TALK SHOW is not what you'd think it isa?? or is it? What would you think it would be?
by Courtney Symes - Aug 22, 2019
In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's love letter to the New York neighborhood in which he grew up, is finally at Broadway at Music Circus after a summer of anticipation. The first draft was written in 1999, when he was a sophomore at Wesleyan University. After being accepted by the student theatre company, it was seen by four people who decided it was worth a further look-one of them being Thomas Kail, who went on to direct both In the Heights and Hamilton. After opening on Broadway in 2008, In the Heights took home four Tony Awards out of thirteen nominations and solidified Miranda's place on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Bated Breath Theatre Company announces a third extension of their acclaimed immersive, environmental production UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. Performances will now continue through October 30 at Madame X in Manhattan's historic Greenwich Village, where it began on May 8.
Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack, Tony Yazbeck Will Lead FLYING OVER SUNSET At Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of André Bishop, has announced it will produce a new musical during its 2019-2020 season. FLYING OVER SUNSET, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, will feature choreography by Michelle Dorrance, and will begin previews March 12, 2020 and open on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will head the cast with additional casting to be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Invictus Theatre, a theater company that emerged in November 2017 with an intimate production of OTHELLO and followed it with Shakespeare's comedy LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST in November 2019, has announced its expansion into a season of two full productions for 2019-20.
by Adam Robinson - Aug 18, 2019
Not fully stand up, not fully a play. Nor a sketch show or pure physical comedy. Splintered is a little bit of everything. A collection of calypso cabaret, all mixed up, reminiscent of the Caribbean itself. It explores and shares the voices of LGBTQI+ women in Trinidad and Tobago.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Pride Films and Plays has announced that $5 of each ticket sold for each Friday 8pm performance of ALL THAT HE WAS, the Jeff-recommended musical that opened on Monday August 12, will go toward one of four Chicago-area charities that provides services and advocacy for those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 14, 2019
The Secret Garden - the Tony Award-winning musical by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, based upon the timeless children's novel by Knoxville's own Frances Hodgson Burnett - premieres at the Center for the Arts on Friday, August 23, continuing through Sunday, September 8, in a sumptuous production directed by longtime theater journalist Jeffrey Ellis.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
From some of Australia's most innovative and daring young theatre-makers comes the Sydney premiere of The Irresistible as part of the Sydney Opera House's UnWrapped series this September.
by Roy Berko - Aug 12, 2019
There is an old adage in the theater that an audience should not leave a musical theater production whistling sets and costumes. In other words, it should be the music and story-line that are most important.
BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Takes Musicals to a New Height in Kansas City at Musical Theater Heritage
by Steve Wilson - Aug 11, 2019
From the first bar of the opening song the audience quickly realizes this is not just another musical, it is an experience. The spectacular production of IN THE HEIGHTS opened Saturday, August 10 at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center under the direction of Nedra Dixon. This is the first production Dixon has directed for MTH and what a debut she made.