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by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Robert Hastie's new production of Coriolanus. The production follows his critically acclaimed productions of Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Joining previously announced cast member Tom Bateman are Hermon Berhane, Mudassar Dar, Stella Gonet, Esther McAuley, Remmie Milner, Theo Ogundipe, Louis J Rhone, Eddie-Joe Robinson, Kate Rutter, Malcolm Sinclair, Katy Stephens, Ben Wiggins and Alex Young. The company is completed by members of Sheffield People's Theatre, Sheffield Theatres' intergenerational theatre company.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Mean Girls on Broadway star, Kate Rockwell, who originated the role of Karen in the musical adaptation, has announced that she will play her final performance in the role March 8.
by Chris Struck - Jan 29, 2020
The New York Pops' performance at Carnegie Hall was just an overwhelmingly beautiful way to experience the music of theater (and I imagine if they did a John Williams score too it would feel similar.) Having seen most of these tunes played with just a piano and sometimes with a few more instruments, this full orchestra with guest choir of at least 60 was like peering into the original imagination of Rodgers and Hammerstein...
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Joshua Henry, Judith Light, and Bradley Whitford have joined the cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's film adaptation of Tick, Tick...Boom!
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 28, 2020
The creator, emcee and star of THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER sits down with Stephen Mosher to discuss her life, the highs and lows of a career in show business, and the moment in her life that has been the best: today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
A seminal work of Jewish culture or an act of traitorous libel? Indecent explores the origins of the highly controversial play The God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. We follow the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it in this deeply moving play accompanied by a small live klezmer band.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
A new UK & Ireland Tour is kicking off for THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. This follows a highly successful premiere tour in 2017. The 2020 Tour will come to The Bristol Hippodrome from October 6-10 2020 and will once again be directed by Matthew White. Casting is to be announced.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 26, 2020
The New York Pops performed the timeless music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein joined by guest artists Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen, as well as Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA.
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 26, 2020
Fantasy or Reality? Which is which? When does a stage kiss cross the delicate line into a real one?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Winter Park Playhouse continues to delight audiences with its new 2020-21 Series of professional Mainstage musicals. The following are the show selections being produced by The Playhouse for the upcoming theatre season:  
by Abigail Charpentier - Jan 24, 2020
On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will name the newest Best Musical Theater Album based on cast recordings released in the previous year. This year, the nominees for the award includeAin't Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Music Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - In Four Contemporary Suites and Oklahoma!. Before a new cast album takes home the title, look back on the 10 most recent cast recordings to win the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Craft Recordings and Concord Theatricals are have announced the release of the new digital single, 'Something That You Do' performed by Kate Baldwin, the first song from her concert and forthcoming third solo album, How Did You Get This Number?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Casting is announced for Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk Award winning musical, The Last Five Years, at Southwark Playhouse, in a new production directed by Jonathan O'Boyle. The cast is Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson. The show will run from 28 February to 28 March 2020 with a press night on Wednesday, 4 March at 7.30pm.
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor releases his new album, American Standard on February 28TH, 2020 via Fantasy Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts today announced that legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor will perform at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival on Friday, June 19th with special guest Jackson Browne.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
MTC will soon present the world premiere of The Perplexed, written by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The Assembled Parties) and directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Cake, The Assembled Parties, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife). The play will begin previews Tuesday, February 11 prior to a Tuesday, March 3 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
You and your guest will meet Audra McDonald with tickets to her April 11 performance at Verizon Hall's Kimmel Center in Philadelphia!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2020
A Soldier's Play officially opened on Broadway on January 21 for a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
The Little Orchestra's Professor Treblemaker and friends will bring you the exquisite and magical music of Ravel and Debussy as an early Valentine on February 8th and 9th. You and your family will experience the color of music with the professional musicians of the Orchestra, conducted by GRAMMY Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends are joined by their beloved Christopher Robin, embarking on a string of engaging adventures in The House at Pooh Corner.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2020
Is there a better way to celebrate the birth of one of the greatest living songwriters than with song itself? I think not. And Feinstein's/54 Below clearly felt the same last night when it brought some of Broadway's greatest voices together to celebrate the birthday of one Miss Dolly Parton. The woman who gave us 'I Will Always Love You', 'Jolene', '9 to 5' and so much more is not only one of the greatest singers, songwriters, and entertainers of all time, but one of those rare artists who has the ability to reach across barriers and touch everyone from drag queens, to Middle America, to the mass public, and bring them all together in celebration of beautiful music.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 19, 2020
Marilyn A. Wick, managing executive producer presented Andrew Lloyd Webber ( (music) & Tim Rice (lyrics) EVITA at The Wick Theatre last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2020
The Phoenix Theatre's inaugural season of dreams continues with the company bringing new life to Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. This memory play runs January 17- February 2, 2020 in Chester County at SALT Performing Arts in Chester Springs, PA. Members of the media are invited to Opening Night, Saturday January 18 at 7 p.m. If Media are not able to attend, they are welcome to review another performance date. The theatre is dedicated to re-envisioning and reinvigorating the classics, making theatre accessible and affordable for all. The Phoenix Theatre is in residence at SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs. Tickets for The Glass Menagerie are already on sale online at www.thephoenixtheatrepa.com. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for students. There will be an accessible relaxed matinee performance on Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m.
by David Green - Jan 18, 2020
In 2013, President Obama awarded Renée with America's highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the only classical artist ever to sing a?oeThe Star-Spangled Bannera?? at the Super Bowl. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award (her fourth) for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Renée has sung for momentous occasions, from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2008, Renée became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.The McCallum Theatre presents Renée Fleming, one of the most acclaimed singers of our time, in recital with pianist Gerald Martin Moore, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 8:00 pm.
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2020
The former “High School Musical” icon stars in the new film “Bad Boys for Life” with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) Musical Theatre Conservatory welcomes Broadway actress and recording artist Jessica Vosk to be the artist-in-residence for this year's 'Performing with the Pros' event, taking place Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. During the three-week residency, Vosk has been involved in the casting, directing and designing of the show along with Creator and Director Karen Rymar.
by Jessica Vanek - Jan 17, 2020
Jess here. Happy 2020! And just like that, we've turned the page to not only a new year, but to a new decade. Now begins an advanced semester of classes, spring audition prep and... Summer Stage Theatre season announcements!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present a one night only production of Michael Valenti's Lovesong on Tuesday, February 11th, at 9:30PM. Enjoy this romantic and tuneful musical as a special pre-Valentine's Day treat!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Theatre Royal Bath Productions has released new production imagery for its hit comedy production of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage which returns in a new UK tour following an acclaimed run as part of its Summer Season 2018. Directed by Lindsay Posner (A View from the Bridge, Carousel), the production stars Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, Ragtime) who reprises her dazzling performance as Veronica alongside Nigel Lindsay (Victoria, Four Lions) as bluff husband Michael with new cast members Samantha Spiro (Grandma's House, Lady Windermere's Fan) as Annette and Simon Paisley Day (Ralegh: The Treason Trial, The Crown) as her husband, Alan.
by Louis Train - Feb 7, 2020
In the opening scene of THIS WAS THE WORLD, on now at Tarragon Theatre, a law professor (R.H. Thomson) meets with his supervisor (Kim Nelson) to discuss a problematic statement he made in class. a?oeI apologised immediatelya??, he insists, but the fact that he's reclining with his feet up on his briefcase suggests he is anything but apologetic. His supervisor (we later learn she is the associate dean) also informs him that the department has gone ahead with the hiring of a new law professor, an Indigenous woman, despite his complaints that she is unintelligent and unimaginative. It's important, the dean argues, Canada's legal system include more Indigenous perspectives.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Samantha Womack and Cameron Blakely will revive their roles as Morticia and Gomez Addams in the new UK & Ireland Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. This follows a highly successful premiere tour in 2017. The 2020 Tour will open at the Newcastle Theatre Royal on 30 July 2020 and will once again be directed by Matthew White. Further casting is to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Megan Jane McGuinness grew up on Long Island, and is a graduate of JMU - GO DUKES! Favorite credits innclude: The Sound of Music (Maria u/s debut), Peter Pan (Wendy), Beauty and the Beast (u/s Babette/Bouche, Ensemble), Elf The Musical(Sales Woman, u/s Emily Hobbs) at The Gateway, Into The Sun (Katy) at The Kennedy Center, Children of Eden(Yonah/Choreographer), Guys and Dolls (Ferguson/Dance Captain) at the Forbes Center for Performing Arts, You're a Goodman, Charlie Brown (Snoopy/Dance Captain) at the Carousel Music Theatre, Isabella Rossellini and Friends and Cedar Point Amusement Park. www.meganjanemcguinness.com / @meganjane10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Olivier award- winning actor Clive Rowe will join the cast as 'Eddie Souther' in the smash-hit musical a?oeSISTER ACTa??. He will play the part in Leicester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and London. In London, Clive will star opposite Whoopi Goldberg as 'Deloris Van Cartier' and Jennifer Saunders and 'Mother Superior'. Brenda Edwards will play 'Deloris Van Cartier' at selected performances during the London season and all venues on the UK and Ireland tour. Casting for the role of Mother Superior on the UK and Ireland tour and the full company will be announced soon.
by TV Scoop - Feb 3, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of PRODIGAL SON, airing on FOX on Monday, February 10, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
For over 40 years, an unlikely place has been ground zero for the professional development of young singers with their sights set on careers in opera, musical theater and classical music. Central City, Colo., a small mountain town 35 miles west of Denver, is typically known for its mining history and casino resorts. However, during the summer months it becomes a performing arts mecca, with select rising stars traveling to Colorado for the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program during Central City Opera's annual Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
Since principal casting was announced for the Ivo van Hove-directed Broadway revival of West Side Story was announced last July, there have been public concerns over the actor playing the role of Bernardo, Amar Ramasar.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
Since principal casting was announced for the Ivo van Hove-directed Broadway revival of West Side Story was announced last July, there have been public concerns over the actor playing the role of Bernardo, Amar Ramasar.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Perth based musicians and fellow composers Jen de Ness and Bill Atkinson bring their jazz cabaret Green Tile Tango, to their first Adelaide Fringe joined by four of Adelaide's hottest Tango dancers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center will partner with host Randy Cohen for his Person Place Thing podcast and radio show for a third season. The first guest of 2020 to be featured at Tribeca PAC is Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, on Monday, March 16 at 7pm. Tickets to the recording are $10 and available online, at the door, and by phone at 212-220-1460.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Final casting is announced for the London premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Walter Bobbie (Tony award winner for 'Chicago').
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020
Today's top stories: Lindsay Pearce and Sam Gravitte join Wicked, and more!
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
On Friday, elusive New York City jazz group Onyx Collective returns with the release of their new single. 'My Funny Valentine' features Nick Hakim and is a reimagining of the song originally written for Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's 1937 musical Babes in Arms. On Onyx Collective's stripped-down rendition of the song, out via TMWRK Records, Nick Hakim delivers a delicate vocal performance over a haunting and at times tense piano riff. With the release Onyx Collective becomes one of the many significant artists to cover the song, including Hal McIntyre and Ruth Gaylor, Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Lee Wiley, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, The Supremes, Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, Chris Botti and Sting, and Chaka Khan. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Kennedy Center will hold its 2020 gala on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:30pm. Join The Kennedy Center for an intimate dinner and unforgettable Gala concert with Tony, Emmy, and Grammya?"winning artist Audra McDonald and Tony-winning artist Brian Stokes Mitchell.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today.
by Josh Stent - Feb 12, 2020
Watching Philip Quast perform at Hamer Hall, accompanied by Anne-Maree McDonald, was an absolute treat. Quast is one of Australia's most well regarded and internationally successful theatre performers. During this performance of Morning Melodies, presented by Arts Centre Melbourne, Quast shares memorable and comical stories about his incredible life and career, spanning several decades performing on the stages of Australia, The West End and Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) recently begun its city-wide school tour of All Kinds of People, a special musical revue developed in collaboration with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, designed to promote tolerance and acceptance using the words and lyrics of the great Oscar Hammerstein II. The tour will play about 90 performances over the course of 10 weeks at over 50 NYC public schools in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens & Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will produce a reading of the new musical A Complicated Woman: The John Kenley Show on February 27th, 2020 in New York City. The reading will be directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde, Big River). New York Theatre Barn serves as a home for new musicals during incubation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Lesley Joseph will join the cast for the UK and Ireland tour of the smash-hit musical, a?oeSISTER ACTa??. The show will open on 21 April 2020 at Leicester Curve and will visit Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester. The UK and Ireland tour will re-open on 15 September at Birmingham Hippodrome and will finish its run in Milton Keynes on 5 December 2020. Full tour listings and casting details below.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
GINGER THATCHER, former principal dancer of the Cleveland Ballet, will be a guest teacher from March 23-27, 2020, and VIOLETA ANGELOVA, former principal dancer of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, will be a guest teacher from July 20-August 1, 2020 at the Goh Ballet Academy. Ms. Thatcher will be a guest teacher for the New a?" Spring Performance Workshop, and Ms. Angelova will be a member of the faculty for the International Summer Intensive.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The musical theatre came roaring back in the 1990s and began a new Golden Age for the art form. And there's a new book that takes you on a guided tour.