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by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2019
In celebration of World Pride, Broadway stars came together to perform Seasons of Love from Rent today, June 30!
by Paul Smith - Jun 29, 2019
BroadwayWorld wishes everyone a Happy Pride! In honor of Pride month and specifically the Pride March in New York, we've compiled a list of tunes to get you in the spirit of Pride and to 'raise you up'!
by Misha Davenport - Jun 29, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Billy Porter, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of FX Network's "Pose," closed the World Pride opening ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center last night in two dazzling custom looks by NYC designers,
by Jade Kops - Jun 27, 2019
John Bell and John Gaden reprise their roles as the men who saved Paris from being obliterated in the encore season of DIPLOMACY. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
The Tyler Clementi Foundation was honored at Moving with the Spirit, a dramatic performance and fundraiser organized by the Gay Fellowship at Blessed Sacrament Church. The event was be a celebration of New York City Pride Week and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Tickets are on sale today for 'The Lion King,' the Jon Favreau-helmed feature film that brings treasured characters to the big screen in a whole new way. The film-like the original 1994 version-features unforgettable music by an award-winning team, including Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning superstar Elton John and Oscar and GRAMMY-winning lyricist Tim Rice, who've written an uplifting new song, 'Never Too Late,' performed by John, that features an African choir and will appear in the film's end credits and also on the Walt Disney Records original motion picture soundtrack. The digital soundtrack is set for release at 8 a.m. PDT on July 11, and the physical album is now available for pre-order and set for release on July 19, the same day 'The Lion King' opens in U.S. theaters.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
New York City Opera has announced its 2019 – 2020 75th Anniversary season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Live Arts Pride 2019: THE HOUSE PARTY - 50 FOR 50 is New York Live Arts' 2nd annual Pride celebration; a building wide and sidewalk multi-genre event in the historic "gayborhood" of Chelsea, just blocks from the Pride March.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Flying Elephant Productions present TILL, the emotional and moving true story of Emmett and Mamie Till, with music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro. NJ Agwuna directs a cast of six, including Taylor A. Blackman (Regional: Fun Home, Mamma Mia, Hello Dolly, Ragtime), Tyla Collier (Off-Broadway: Sistas the Musical), Dwelvan David (1st national tours: Finding Neverland; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Judith Franklin (Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Denielle Marie Gray (NationalIntl. Touring: background singer for Patti Labelle & others) and Devin L. Roberts (Broadway: The Lion King, Cabin In The Sky). Five performances will be staged at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City from July 23-28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
At the press night of YUMMY at Underbelly Festival Southbank this week, the cast of the international cabaret sensation united some of the country's finest drag and cabaret performers for a rally to mark 50 years of PRIDE.
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Casting for the latest Agatha Christie drama, The Pale Horse has been announced by BBC One, Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater closed out the Pride Plays' festival of play readings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, with a benefit reading of Terrence McNally's Some Men, helmed by Logan Reed, on June 24 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Growing Up, the second family album from Josh Lovelace, pulls back the curtain and digs deep into beautiful and complicated elements of childhood and family life. Warm hearted songwriting and rich Americana result in a perfect musical companion for today's families.
by Chantal Kunst - Jul 26, 2019
Fun home is a musical based on the autobiography graphic novel of Alison Bechdel. This show is part of the cultural program of Pride Amsterdam 2019.un Home tells the story of Alison, who struggles with her complicated relationship with her (late) father. In flashbacks, the adult Alison remembers all kinds of encounters with not only her father and mother, she also looks back on her own journey through adolescence. Allison is coming out gay, and discovers why she didn't get the understanding reaction she was hoping for, from her father in particular.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 26, 2019
New Tampa Players and director Derek Baxter are putting a fresh, new spin on the classic love story of mermaid and man. Utilizing his circus background and passion for Cirque du Soleil, The Little Mermaid debuting at on July 26 will incorporate aerial and parkour choreography to capture life on land and sea.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Presented by Michael Cassel Group and KHAM INC in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, the world's number one musical, THE LION KING, will have its Taipei gala opening in the company of Taiwan's top media and celebrities at the Taipei Arena on 24 July for a limited 2 week season until 4 August.
by Kathleen Peterson - Jul 24, 2019
In an astounding feat of theatre, Melissa Maxwell tells a tale of the NYC school system through the eyes of 16 characters.
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2019
The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving Business Insider a look backstage at the productions' intricate puppets and set design. Head to the Pridelands with the full video!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
RuPaul Drag Race's Charlie Hides will host a local drag queen, king and talent competition at the Assembly Hall Theatre on Friday 16th August at 7.30pm as part of the Tunbridge Wells PRIDE festivities. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto announce that acclaimed TV and Broadway actor John O'Hurley ("Seinfeld," "Dancing with the Stars," Broadway's Chicago) is set to star as "Captain Hook" and Ashley Argota (Laguna Playhouse Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose) will star as "Tinker Bell" in Lythgoe Family Panto's upcoming PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Michael Goodman, founder and owner of GPR | Goodman Public Relations, has been named to the board of directors for Slow Burn Theatre Company, a professional troupe that provides South Florida's diverse population with opportunities to experience quality, challenging and contemporary works of musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Kiln Theatre, today announces the centrepiece of A Friendly Society - their National Lottery-supported project aimed to open up the theatre, its heritage and the local history of Brent to both its existing audiences and the wider community - the community play The Seven Ages of Patience by Chinonyerem Odimba.
by Chelsey Robichaud - Jul 18, 2019
Touring production featuring two Nova Scotians brings Tony Winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch to Halifax
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Bated Breath Theatre Company announces a second extension of their acclaimed immersive, environmental production UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. Performances will now continue through September 4 at Madame X in Manhattan's historic Greenwich Village, where performances began on May 8.
by Roger Catlin - Jul 16, 2019
Gerry is the kind of guy who arrives at a party like an explosion, talks a mile a minute, has an opinion about everything, exudes outrageous hilarity and hardly lets anyone else get a word in. With him around, why even cast other characters at the party?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
In honor of TAM's 50th Season, Cumston Area Quilters have created a beautiful, handmade quilt to be raffled off as part of TAM's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Raffle tickets are $10 for one; $25 for three. The raffle will continue through TAM's 2019 What Dreams May Come Summer Repertory Season and the winner will be drawn at the final performance of Sense and Sensibility on September 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
MY OTHER SELF: THE EVOLUTION OF SHAKESPEARE'S RICHARD III comes to The Cockpit Theatre, Monday 19th - Friday 23rd August at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
PW Productions have announced the full cast of the UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" which opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Friday 6 September 2019 before visiting Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Hull New Theatre, Theatre Severn Shrewsbury, King's Theatre Edinburgh, Oxford Playhouse, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Malvern Theatres, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Buxton Opera House, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Lowry Salford, Milton Keynes Theatre, Bradford Alhambra, Liverpool Playhouse, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Brighton Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Cardiff New Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Glasgow Theatre Royal, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Sheffield Lyceum, Sunderland Empire, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Orchard Theatre Dartford and Curve Leicester.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Disney's 'The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
"In a story, someone had a dream. In that Dream, someone told a story." A Dream Like a Dream is one of the most celebrated Chinese theatrical masterworks of the 21st century. It was conceived and created by Stan Lai, who recently became the first Chinese theatre professional inducted into the Sibiu Walk of Fame at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Romania's pre-eminent performing arts event. In 2002, the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre was the first professional company to mount A Dream Like a Dream, winning Best Overall Performance, Best Costume Design and Best Supporting Actor (TragedyDrama) at the 12th Hong Kong Drama Awards. After a hiatus of 17 years, the HKRep produces this work anew, co-directed by Stan Lai and HKRep Assistant Artistic Director Fung Wai Hang, with special guests Louisa So, three-time Hong Kong Drama Award Best Actor Poon Chan Leung and ViuTV series star Cecilia Choi from My Very Short Marriage leading a 30-member cast of HKRep company members and other outstanding local actors. The production runs from July 28th to September 8th at The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District. On July 11th, a limited number of tickets will be available for sale for the preview performance (July 27th) and the production run from URBTIX outlets and the West Kowloon Cultural District.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2019
Today's top stories: Bette Midler and more perform for World Pride!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Doug Nevin and Michael Urie, in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presented a reading of Chay Yew's A Language of Their Own on June 23rd as part of Pride Plays, a festival of play readings commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York. Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director.
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2019
The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving us a look backstage at the productions' intricate giraffe puppet from the show's iconic opening number, Circle of Life. Head to the Pridelands with this video!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the cast and creative team for the North American Premiere production of The King's Speech, beginning September 12 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Writer David Seidler brings the remarkable true story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film back to the stage in a new production of the play, directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson. Following the play's North American premiere in Chicago, the production is slated for engagements at other theaters across the country.
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The North Fork TV Festival announced Kelsey Grammer as recipient of this year's Canopy Award. A formal ceremony will be held on Friday, October 4 at the Greenport Theatre in Greenport, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The North Fork TV Festival announced Kelsey Grammer as recipient of this year's Canopy Award. A formal ceremony will be held on Friday, October 4 at the Greenport Theatre in Greenport, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Director Adam Brazier has announced a casting change for the forthcoming production of Mamma Mia! at The Charlottetown Festival.
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.
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
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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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Pride Films and Plays will stage the first Chicago production in more than a decade of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, the heartwarming musical created by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally, the team that wrote RAGTIME and ANASTASIA. A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is based on a 1994 film starring Albert Finney as a Dublin bus conductor and features a gorgeous Irish-influenced score. Donterrio Johnson, the Jeff award-winning actor who directed PFP's BUYER AND CELLAR earlier this year and is currently appearing in THE SPITFIRE GRILL with American Blues Theater, will direct. Music direction is by Robert Ollis, who most recently music directed SOUTHERN COMFORT for Pride Films and Plays and was a 2019 Jeff nominee for his music direction of HAYMARKET: A NEW FOLK MUSICAL. Ollis was Music Director for the 2008 production of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, which earned five Jeff Award nominations for Bailiwick Repertory.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
A bold new adaptation of three of Shakespeare's most blood soaked plays. Exploring mental illness, toxic masculinity and the events that led to Richard III becoming literature's most infamous villain. Take an in depth look at the little known aspects of the War of The Roses Saga, the original Game of Thrones!