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by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Be More Chill gets a Broadway upgrade, the cast has been announced for the national tour of A Bronx Tale, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
Arena Stage announces casting for Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
Lorin Latarro will direct an industry presentation of the dark comedy, ALIVE! The Zombie Musical on September 28. Leading the show are Betsy Wolfe (Waitress), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Lauren Zakrin (Great Comet), and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018
Classic Stage Company announces the full cast for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bertolt Brecht's unsettlingly timeless work, which kicks off CSC's 2018-2019 season on October 30, with rehearsals beginning this week.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, launches its 80th milestone season with The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
Alan D. Marks and Barbara Marks have announced the development of the Broadway bound original musical inspired by the life and art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Jon Batiste ("The Late Show with Stephen Colbert") has written the music & lyrics and Tony Award Winner John Doyle will direct. The development team is working closely with the Basquiat Estate and have secured the rights to Jean-Michel's art work and personal archives.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018
Full casting has been announced for Caroline, Or Change, the celebrated musical written by Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, with a soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, which will run at the West End's Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 to 9 February 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
The traditional Christmas staple of Charles Dickens' much loved A Christmas Carol, returns this festive season to the West End stage starring Simon Callow, running at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 12 January.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings Annie Lennox on September 12th, 2018 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018
Following three critically-acclaimed, sold-out seasons on stage in London's West End, Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love) brings Charles Dickens' beloved classic A Christmas Carol to the big screen in December 2018. On Tuesday 11 December the stage-to-film adaptation, reimagined especially for cinema, will be released in 444 cinemas across the UK and Ireland by leading event cinema distributors CinemaLive.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents the New York Premiere of C.I.C.T. - Theatre du Bouffes du Nord's The Prisoner, continuing Peter Brook's 40-year-long collaboration with playwright/director Marie-Helene Estienne.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
Pacific Symphony won't save the best for last in the opening of the 2018-19 Pops season with the sensational entertainment star Vanessa Williams. Led by Pops conductor, Richard Kaufman, the Symphony joins Williams to celebrate her career for two nights at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, with a program of her icon hits such as "That's Entertainment," "Dreamin'," "Love Is Love," and "Save the Best for Last." The Symphony will also play the Hollywood themes from the film scores of "Splash," "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles," "Animal House and Airplane."
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
AUDELCO has announced the nominees for their 2018 'Viv' Awards, honoring Black Theatre in New York City.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 29, 2018
With the holiday season fast approaching Arena Stage is readying their annual Gold Standard Musical. This year it's the classic ship shape Cole Porter musical from 1934, Anything Goes. The production begins performances on November 2nd and plays through December 23rd in the Fichandler space.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018
Arena Stage is now hard at work in rehearsal for Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, with co-authors Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
Charlie Stemp will return to the London Palladium to play The Prince in this year's Pantomime, Snow White at the London Palladium along with Danielle Hope who will play the title role of Snow White. They join the previously announced Dawn French as The Wicked Queen, Julian Clary as The Man in The Mirror, Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Nigel Havers as The Understudy, Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble with Vincent and Flavia as The King and The Queen for this strictly limited 5 week run.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
Pacific Symphony won't save the best for last in the opening of the 2018-19 Pops season with the sensational entertainment star Vanessa Williams. Led by Pops conductor, Richard Kaufman, the Symphony joins Williams to celebrate her career for two nights at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, with a program of her icon hits such as "That's Entertainment," "Dreamin'," "Love Is Love," and "Save the Best for Last." The Symphony will also play the Hollywood themes from the film scores of "Splash," "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles," "Animal House and Airplane."
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2018
This week, Molly Smith and the cast of Anything Goes at Arena Stage chose to honor and support Indigenous Peoples' Day (Oct 8). Just as those at sea use Morse code to send SOS alerts, the cast of Anything Goes -- joined by Molly's partner, Suzanne Blue Star Boy -- taps out a call to action in the video below to bring awareness to the epidemic of murdered, kidnapped, and missing Native women in the United States and Canada:
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
Beast Mode is written and executive produced by David Schneiderman with executive producers Stefanie Huie and MACRO's Charles D. King, Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks
by Alan Portner - Nov 3, 2018
Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II touched off an earthquake in Musical Theater with their 1927 musicalized version of Edna Ferber's 'Show Boat.'  A new iteration of 'Show Boat' has shoved off from the dock inside the MTH Theater on the third level of Crown Center for what will be pleased audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018
AUDELCO announced the winners of the 2018 Viv Awards last night, honoring Black Theatre in New York City.
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 20, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse will present 'Holiday Inn' from November 21 through December 30. This spectacular musical has a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge; choreography by Denis Jones; direction by Gordon Greenberg; and musical direction by Shawn Gough. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Shawn Gough to chat about his career and the upcoming show.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
Arena Stage presents  Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, with co-authors Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018
Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, the ladies of Carmen Jones get sultry in silk. Check out this week's Saturday Intermission Pics below!
by Review Roundups - Jun 28, 2018
Classic Stage Company's new production of the musical Carmen Jones, featuring Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose, had its official opening Wednesday, June 27. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Classic Stage Company's highly-acclaimed new production of the musical CARMEN JONES featuring Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose, which opened last night (Wednesday, June 27) to rave reviews, has extended its run through Sunday, August 19 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by CSC's Tony Award-winning Artistic Director John Doyle and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, CARMEN JONES  features book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Georges Bizet.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
NY Times described N'Kenge as 'a classically trained diva that can stretch from Broadway, Pop Soul to Opera.' Patrons of Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra will be in for a real treat with an exciting program featuring Bernstein's Classic 'I Feel Pretty', Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman', some fun tunes for the audience can Rock to like 'Funkytown' and much much more! N'Kenge is excited to be performing this brand-new program with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra for the 'Independence Day Pops Celebration' which is led by the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony, Stuart Chafetz who is celebrated across the continent.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
Classic Stage Company's new production of the musical CARMEN JONES featuring Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose, which began performances Saturday, June 9 at CSC (136 East 13th Street), will have its official opening is Wednesday, June 27. Directed by CSC's Tony Award-winning Artistic Director John Doyle and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, CARMEN JONES features book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Georges Bizet.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018
N'Kenge just returned from her sold out symphonic tour with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and Chautauqua Symphony and is thrilled to return to her home town to perform in this special three-week return of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Famed Club Harlem at Aaron Davis Hall in New York beginning on Thursday, July 12. Described as 'a party you don't want to miss' by Broadway star Maurice Hines,' On Kentucky Avenue' transports audiences through time to the heyday of Club Harlem and offers them a fictional musical inspired by a real place: Kentucky Avenue, the center of African-American life in Atlantic City. Opened in 1935, Club Harlem quickly became the number-one destination for black performers in Atlantic City.
by Michael Dale - Jul 7, 2018
This is not shaping up to be a good year for Oscar Hammerstein II, American musical theatre's most important writer, who spent the first half of the 20th Century not only making significant strides to convert the genre from loosely assembled entertainments into respected and influential pieces of dramatic art, but was also a leading voice in promoting progressive values through his books and lyrics for such musicals as SHOW BOAT, SOUTH PACIFIC and THE KING AND I.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018
Star guests bass-baritone Rodney Earl Clarke and Steinway pianist Dominic Ferris will join London's leading pop-opera girl group, Ida, in their show IDA Girls - Stage & Screen at The Other Palace studio on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at 7.00pm. The performance is part of The Big Smoke Festival - the venue's week-long music, cabaret and variety festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018
Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the programme for 'Shakespeare and Race', a new festival of events opening 11 August. This is the first time in the Globe's twenty-year history that the topic will be explored in depth over a week. Curated to draw attention to and provide a platform for scholars, practitioners and educators of colour in the teaching, study and performance of Shakespeare, this festival will highlight the importance of race to the consideration of Shakespeare not only in his time, but more urgently, in our own. The festival includes a play American Moor by Keith Hamilton Cobb, a workshop entitled Staging Race and Diversity in the Shakespearean Theatre, The Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture is to be given by Professor Kim F. Hall, a pre-show talk for Emilia with Morgan-Lloyd Malcolm, a panel discussion of actors who have played Othello, and an international symposium featuring Kimberle Crenshaw, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and UCLA, who coined the term 'intersectionality'. The festival starts and finishes with two theatre productions, Voices in the Dark and Hip-hop Shakespeare Unplugged.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018
Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, the cast of Carmen Jones has 'magic to do' with Ben Vereen. Check out this week's Saturday Intermission Pics below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
Carmen Jones, starring Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose, will end its triumphant limited engagement on Sunday, August 19th with a special benefit performance at 3 pm at CSC (136 East 13th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings Annie Lennox on September 12th, 2018 at 9:30pm.
by Walter McBride - Jul 10, 2018
Take a look back into BroadwayWorld's archives with this throwback from when Geoffrey Holder and Carmen De Lavallade attended a Benefit Party in 1983! Check out the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, will transform the historic theater with an all new version of Ragtime: The Musical as it returns to Los Angeles more than two decades after its premiere at the Shubert Theatre. With 21 actors and a 16-piece orchestra, this is one of the most ambitious productions in the Playhouse's recent history.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 19, 2019
Last week, while talking with Tony Award-winning actress/singer/songwriter Renee Elise Goldsberry - during which we discussed her upcoming series of concerts with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra - she responded to my query about how much of 'Renee' is in each of the myriad characters by which she's come to be known and loved by her legions of fans.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Producer Ken Davenport (Once on This Island, Spring Awakening) has obtained the Broadway stage rights to the life story of the great American singer, songwriter, actor and activist, Harry Belafonte.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018
As we count down the last days of 2018, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. With so many stellar plays, musicals, revivals and new works, both on Broadway and off, a slew of shows have gained recognition from the critics this year.
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 6, 2018
Today's subject Ann Hould-Ward is both a Tony and Drama Desk Award winning costume designer. Her work isn't limited just to the theatre by any means. Besides contributing designs for such legendary Broadway productions as Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George (co-design with her mentor Broadway legend Patricia Zipprodt), her work has also been seen with many dance and opera companies all over the world.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2018
Carmen La Cubana is a sizzling new musical featuring Bizet's classic score flavoured with authentic Cuban styles. BroadwayWorld has the exclusive look below!
by Amanda Prahl - Aug 3, 2018
Most performers have a youthful "origin story" - some memory of watching a musical or being in a community production that introduced them to the magic of the stage and inspired their future path. For Lindsay Roberts, currently winning hearts in Carmen Jones at Classic Stage Company, the motivation was a little less artsy and a little more social.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
Julia Murney (Wicked; The Wild Party) and Kat Griffin (Trans Voices Cabaret; Love Me Tender) join the cast of 54 SINGS ANNIE LENNOX at Feinstein's/54.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
On the heels of recent Broadway revivals like 'My Fair Lady' and 'Carousel' that have been revised and reimagined through a #metoo and #timesup lens, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center's upcoming presentation of the opera 'Carmen' takes a century-old story and tells it with a timely new twist.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me,Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Arena Stage announces Corbin Bleu will play Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross will play Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018
Vanessa Williams, one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today, performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 14 at 8 pm. Tickets for MPAC's Opening Night celebration are $49-$99.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2018
Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week, the cast of Carmen Jones channels Rosie the Riveter. Check out this week's Saturday Intermission Pics below!