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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced, The Niceties), begins performances tomorrow at MTC at New York City Center a?" Stage I(131 West 55th Street). Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 22.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Get a first look at The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, the original musical adaption of Rick Riordan's New York Times bestselling novel with a book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and direction by Stephen Brackett on Broadway.
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Grammy Award winner John Paul White continues his tour across North America in support of his solo album The Hurting Kind (out now on Single Lock Records). Further stops include Callaghan's in Mobile, The Attic in Tampa, Abdo New River Room in Fort Lauderdale and more. See below for a complete tour itinerary.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 24, 2019
With her series Tributes, Natalie Douglas gives audiences a thrill a minute by putting the spotlight on Miss Nancy Wilson.
by Ben Rimalower - Oct 9, 2019
Actor-singer-dancer-choreographer Adam Fleming became a part of Broadway history originating the roles of Sketch in Hairspray and Lucas in Bare. In 2005, he starred in David Brind and Adam Salky's acclaimed short film, Dare, about two teenage boys' tense, spark-filled encounter in a pool following high school play practice. Dare gained a cult following as part of Strand Releasing's 'Boys Life' series and ultimately achieved worldwide popularity via more than 12 Million views on Youtube. The fan fervor (and fan fiction!) eventually inspired a sequel, ten years later. The original and the sequel are now being presented together as The Dare Project and attracting new legions of fans.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 54 Celebrates French Woods on November 3rd, 2019, at 7:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Broadway's award-winning Karen Mason (and Arlington Heights native), star of the smash hit musicals LOVE NEVER DIES, MAMMA MIA!, HAIRSPRAY!, WONDERLAND and SUNSET BOULEVARD will make a special return concert appearance in her hometown after nearly a decade. Recipient of the 2019 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award, Karen Mason shares her love of the music of songwriters, John Kander & Fed Ebb, in her new show: KANDER & EBB & ALL THAT JAZZ! A homage to one of Broadway's and motion picture's most prolific songwriting teams, John Kander and Fred Ebb, the duo is noted for such landmark musicals as Cabaret, Chicago, Funny Lady and New York, New York.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Season Two of Goodversations podcast premieres on Monday, October 7th, with new episodes available weekly. Through insightful interviews and stories from backstage, Goodversations highlights inspirational voices in the theatre industry and aims to bridge the gap between spectators and their favourite theatre makers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The Turbine Theatre has announced it's first musical production, High Fidelity and leading the ensemble is musical theatre start Oliver Ormson as vinyl shop owner, Rob. The rest of the cast will include Carl Au (Dick), Robbie Durham (Barry), Rosie Fletcher (Anna), Joshua Dever (Neil Young/Bruce Springsteen), Shanay Holmes (Laura), Eleanor Kane (Marie), Jessica Lee (Ensemble), Bobbie Little (Liz), Lauran Rae (Ensemble) and Robert Tripolino (Ian)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Get a first look at Manhattan Theatre Club's World premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced, The Niceties)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
The first song we (Stephen Libby and I) wrote for the show was 'Dark Paradise' - and it was one of the quickest. We knew what we wanted to say. We started it in a park, then ran home to get to the piano. The last was 'Happy Hour'. The first was easy, perhaps an evening - the last took us months. We wrote four different versions, none of which fit. I think every hour spent thinking about 'Happy Hour' was by the piano - in retrospect, fresh air and pacing is a game-changer. Highly recommended.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
In February 2019, Paul Taylor-Mills launched the inaugural MTFestUK season which ran at The Other Palace. A celebration of new musical theatre from around the world, MTFestUK is back in February 2020, this time at the new and vibrant Turbine Theatre on the banks of the Thames in Battersea.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Voting continues for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Check out the current standings and cast your vote.
by Review Roundups - Oct 23, 2019
MTC has officially opened Bella Bella, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced, The Niceties).
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 23, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's World premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced, The Niceties), opened just last night, October 22, at at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 23, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's World premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced, The Niceties), opened just last night, October 22, at at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Take a look at opening night arrivals for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced, The Niceties).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
The Turbine Theatre's first musical production, High Fidelity stars Oliver Ormson in the lead role as vinyl shop owner, Rob.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Due to popular demand from family audiences, the producers of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical have announced a new performance schedule that will take effect the week of November 4 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street) through the end of the show's strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement. The new musical will celebrate opening night on Wednesday, October 16.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date, a unique opportunity to pitch a project to a roomful of New York producers and artistic directors on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at the newly opened 797 Studios, 797 Eighth Avenue (betw. 48th and 49th), 3rd floor, NYC.
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Oct 13, 2019
BroadwayWorld UK reporter Jamie Body went backstage at the New Wimbledon Theatre to chat with 2017's Strictly Come Dancing Winner Joe McFadden about the UK tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
MTC announces events following select performances of Bella Bella, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, launches the holiday season with a one-night-only festive concert event, 'Vanessa Williams & Friends: Thankful for Christmas,'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Covering 100 years of theatre history, In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway's Hit Plays traces the long-running Broadway play as a distinct cultural phenomenon that rises and falls from 1918 to 2018. The book presents in-depth analysis of 15 plays that ran over 1,000 performances, examining what made each so popular in its time-and then, in many cases, fall into obscurity.
by Amanda Prahl - Oct 1, 2019
Kristin Chenoweth's latest album, For the Girls, is, just as its name suggests, a celebration of songs by, about, and for women. Chenoweth croons her way through a selection of standards, occasionally with the help of some other incredible female vocalists. It's a lovely album with plenty of top-notch performances; the only flaw is a little bit too much same-ness.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 4, 2019
Making her cabaret debut with SOMETHING COOL, singing actress Gerrilyn Sohn stakes her claim in the nightclub world.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced casting for the world premiere of The Perplexed, written by 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).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Last night, Feinstein's/54 Below again celebrated the popular and prolific summer camp, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
The Ensemble Company, the repertory company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, concludes its debut season with a double bill of David Sedaris comedies: The SantaLand Diaries and Season's Greetings, both adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello.
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Today, Scottish artist Nina Nesbitt releases the deluxe edition of her critically acclaimed US debut album, The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change, which has gone on to amass more than HALF-A-BILLION combined global streams and continues to garner more than 25 million streams per month. The very special 29-song deluxe edition, titled The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change & The Flowers Will Fall is out now via Cooking Vinyl. The album compiles the much-loved original album, which featured hit singles including 'Loyal To Me,' 'The Best You Had', 'Somebody Special,' 'Is It Really Me You're Missing' and 'Colder,' with a host of new and rare material, including lead track 'Black & Blue,' which NYLON Magazine hailed as 'an anthem for anyone who can't get out of their own head,' and has already racked-up more than 4 million streams worldwide. Continuing Nina's talent for openly exploring issues of vulnerability within her music, the track's sleek electronic-tinged spin on modernist alt-pop is a natural fit for the original album's sonic approach.
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
'Portland's mystery girl (VICE)' may no longer be a kept secret, but Alexandra Savior can never be fully figured out. Today, she shares 'HOWL,' the last single from her forthcoming album, The Archer, which will be released via Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records and announces the LP's release date: January 10, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has announced the digital publication of its new curated theme, 'Broadway Theater District.' This new collection of over 40 sites celebrates the many LGBT individuals who have contributed their talents to New York City's theater history -- whether as a star with name in flashing lights on the marquee, or a member of the chorus line.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, launched the holiday season with a one-night-only festive concert event, 'Vanessa Williams & Friends: Thankful for Christmas,' last night Monday, November 18 at 7:30PM in the Loreto Theater, 18 Bleecker Street (between Elizabeth and Mott Streets).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced, The Niceties), is beginning its final two weeks of performances. The play must close on Sunday, December 1 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as David Garrison gives us a lesson on Richard Nixon and George Wallace.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street in NYC), the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, celebrates Christmas with a line-up of events for the whole family enjoy. Seasonal programming features live music, theater and special events with Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Vanessa Williams; His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan; Broadway veterans Ken Jennings, Norm Lewis and Michael Urie; former New York Yankees legend and Latin Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Bernie Williams; Grammy Award winner George Winston;Celtic musicians Lúnasa with singer Ashley Davis; acclaimed jazz vocal group New York Voices; and award-winning Venetian singer and songwriter Giada Valenti.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced Ben McKenzie (Ben) will complete the cast of Bess Wohl's GRAND HORIZONS. The production will mark his Broadway debut.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Height of the Storm, written by Tony Award® nominee Florian Zeller (The Father), translated by two-time Tony Award Winner Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Jonathan Kent (Long Day's Journey into Night) is beginning its final two weeks of performances. After being extended, the play must close on Sunday, November 24 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Check out the current standings in the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards and cast your vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Based on the much-loved tale by Dr Seuss, Katie Mitchell's acclaimed stage adaptation of The Cat In The Hat, opens at The Turbine Theatre, Battersea, for a strictly limited Christmas season.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Broadway Records announced today the surprise release of the Deluxe Edition of the Original Cast Recording of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical as well as a Karaoke Album, now available digitally. Physical copies of the Deluxe cast album are only available at www.BroadwayRecords.com and at the Longacre Theater on Broadway, where the show is playing a strictly limited engagement that must end January 5, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Jonathan Ray (The Cat), Grace Kelly Miller (Sally/Fish), Nick Brittain (The Boy/Thing One), and Matt Jay Ryan (Thing Two), will star in Katie Mitchell's acclaimed stage adaptation of The Cat In The Hat, directed by Lillie Collier. Based on the much loved tale by Dr Seuss, the Turbine Theatre's festival family show runs for a strictly limited Christmas season from 11 December - 11 January.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Ensemble Company, the repertory company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, will open its 2020 season with Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, featuring legendary Orlando icon Michael Wanzie as Vanya.
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 2, 2019
In addition to her celebrated work as a television actor and on SNL, Ana Gasteyer is a trained singer who has starred in multiple Broadway and televised musicals as well as at The Hollywood Bowl.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins the new year with the world premiere Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard Curtis. Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber begins performances Thursday, January 30, 2020, and will continue through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the major sponsor of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, April 6, 2020. The evening will celebrate Tony Award-winning actor Matthew Broderick and Emmy Award-winning actor, producer and designer Sarah Jessica Parker; Tony Award-winning actor and Chairman of The Actors Fund Brian Stokes Mitchell; Academy Award-winning producer, co-owner of the New York Football Giants, and philanthropist Steve Tisch; and American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) President Richard L. Trumka as they receive The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor.