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by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
PBS's multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT returns live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for a special 30th anniversary broadcast hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise. The 30th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live on PBS Sunday, May 26, 2019, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. 
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Kick off a brand new week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of The Wiz on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, August 4, 2019.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 31, 2019
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center reunites with Luis Salgado and the team from Salgado Productions for their third collaboration, 'Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA,' opening today.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 - September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
 Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex, will perform Disaster! June 14 through June 30 by playwrights Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, concept created by Seth Rudetsky and Drew Geraci, with additional material by Drew Geraci. All performances will be held at the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Theatre, on the Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.
by Fiona Scott - May 30, 2019
Marisha Wallace moved to the UK to take on the role of Effie White in Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre. She is currently playing the role of Becky in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. Marisha spoke to BroadwayWorld about the show and the new cast additions.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE is bringing the 4-time Tony Award winning musical 'Memphis' to Fayetteville May 9-26. Directed by Suzanne Agins, with Music and Lyrics by David Bryan and Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro, this show stopping musical stars Shonica Gooden from Broadway's company of 'Hamilton'. The show is choreographed by Ellenore Scott ('King Kong', 'CATS', 'Head Over Heels') with music direction by Sarah Wussow.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Legendary singer Mary Wilson, a founding member of the legendary girl group The Supremes, returned to Cafe Carlyle last night for a run through June 8.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Billy Porter has been making his rounds of red carpets lately, and dropping jaws everywhere he goes. From the Met Gala to the Golden Globes, people have been loving to talk about the actor's over the top outfits.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Now entering its 28th year, Broadway Theatre Project (BTP), a program described by Playbill as "The world's most prestigious musical theatre arts education program for high school and college students" announces additional award-winning, highly-accomplished visiting faculty for the 2019 summer intensive.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language (a cabaret for every BODY), on Monday June 3rd at the newly renamed Feinstein's at Vitello's! The evening will be in the capable HANDS of Gregory Nabours at the piano, and will feature performers you'll be HEAD over HEELS for, from Broadway and LA, singing songs about ANATOMY!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
For the fourth year in a row, Broadway Sings for Pride will lend their musical talents to Westchester Pride 2019 in White Plains, NY! On Sunday, June 2, 2019, Broadway Sings for Pride cast members Brennyn Lark (Broadway's Les Miserables 2014 Revival, West End's Dreamgirls) and Phindile Wilson (Disney's The Lion King United States, Madrid, Brazil and Hong Kong Tours, Helen Hayes Award nominee) will showcase their singing at Westchester Pride sponsored by The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center! Expect to hear Broadway favorites to pop hits. Broadway Sings for Pride will be performing around 1:00pm on the Westchester Pride stage which is at the intersection of Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue facing Renaissance Plaza in White Plains, NY. The event will happen rain or shine.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 28, 2019
El proximo 22 de junio revive las canciones de la famosa pelicula
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2019
Broadway Sessions, the MAC award winning, long running musical theatre variety show created and hosted by Ben Cameron is thrilled to announce it's summer residency on Fire Island! Beginning Memorial Day, Monday May 27th, the Broadway Sessions 'Beach Party' will bring Broadway to the beach at the world famous Ice Palace in Cherry Grove. Every Monday from 9-11pm, Ben Cameron and crew welcome a host of Broadway stars and veterans to offer up showtunes and general merriment to the Fire Island community. No cover charge. Audience members are encouraged to take part in open mic and theatre related games. The series will feature dual musical directors Drew Wutke and Kyle Branzel on alternating weeks. Hairspray vet Michelle Dowdy has been confirmed to step in as host on selected dates.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Village Theatre will close out the 2019 Season of the Beta Series with Hart Island, an emotional tale of an immigrant woman fighting for her child, and the unexpected compassion of a disillusioned Rikers Island inmate who is the only person who can help her.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center reunites with Luis Salgado and the team from Salgado Productions for their third collaboration, "Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA," opening May 31, 2019. Previously for the theater, Salgado directed and choreographed "In the Heights" in 2017 and "Ragtime The Musical"  in 2018, both of which received nominations for best regional production of a musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
The incredible Broadway and West End cast has been announced for the electric and provocative Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults, 21 June - 4 August.
by Aaron Kaburick - May 22, 2019
To get you started, here is a list of baritone audition songs: My Girlfriend Who Lives in Canada, I Don't Remember You, Good Thing Going, Shall We Dance, When I First Saw You, Tonight at Eight and She Loves Me, I'll Be Here, Shine on Your Shoes, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Geffen Playhouse raised more than $1.3 million for the theater's education, community engagement and artistic initiatives at its 17th annual Backstage at the Geffen fundraiser held May 19, it was announced today. Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon franchise, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls) presented the Artistic Impact Award for Harry Belafonte, which was accepted by daughter Gina Belafonte on his behalf, and Jane Fonda (Grace & Frankie, Book Club, 9 to 5) presented the Distinction in Theater Award to Lily Tomlin.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Oh baby! Laura Bell Bundy has a new man in her life! Bundy took to Instagram to announce that she and husband Thom Hinkle just welcomed a baby boy, Huck Hinkle.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Casting has been announced for Pittsburgh CLO's exclusive engagement of the hit musical comedy SPAMILTON: An American Parody at the Greer Cabaret Theater May 16 August 25, 2019. Don't miss this convulsively funny (NY Times) parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Spamilton: An American Parody will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in Pittsburgh for a limited time only. The Huffington Post raves you don't have to see Hamilton to have side-splitting fun at Spamilton.
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2019
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with CrimeStoppers, Gene and Carol Katz, Dorothy O. Kirsch, Friends of Facing History and Ourselves, Art and Nancy Graesser, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff bring The Kit Kat Klub back to Memphis in a revival of the world famous musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
The Ogunquit Playhouse 2019 season kicks off with Jersey Boys! The multi-Tony Award-winning, international sensation that performed to sold-out houses during its run in 2018, is back by popular demand May 15 through June 15. The cast that BroadwayWorld exclaimed to be "the closest you'll ever get to having seen Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons," also returns to the Ogunquit stage - Jonathan Mousset (Frankie Valli), Matt Magnusson (Tommy DeVito), Andy Christopher (Bob Gaudio), and Matthew Amira (Nick Massi).
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
A Miracle is coming to Chicago. Inspired by Chicago's beloved 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs, MIRACLE, makes its highly-anticipated World Premiere at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St) with previews May 8 and a press opening on Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m.
by Elliot Lanes - May 16, 2019
Today's subject Zonya Love is currently living her theatre Life performing the role of Georgia Gordon in Arena Stage's production of Jubilee. The show runs through June 9th in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater space. Zonya is making her Arena Stage debut with this production.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language... an anatomically correct cabaret! The evening will feature Gregory Nabours at the piano, our open mic afterparty, and incredible performers from Broadway and LA singing songs about ANATOMY!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Tyrone Huntley will star as Wes in the European premiere of new LGBTQ+ musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, which runs from 18 July to 24 August at Soho Theatre, with a press night on Tuesday 23 July and a special gala night in aid of the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) on 24 July.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Brian Ames in 'Rocket Man: A Tribute To Elton John' on June 21st. To celebrate the release of the film chronicling the life of rock legend Sir Elton John, Brian Ames (composer and pianist) brings to the stage his tribute to the original rocket man himself. Brian will perform some of the greatest hits, explain the stories behind the songs, and reflect on how the iconic piano player influenced his own career. It's sure to be a rockin' night that will launch you into the stratosphere!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Ace Young of American Idol fame will star in the Axelrod PAC's new production of 'Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA' running May 31-June 16.
by Carol Kassie - May 13, 2019
Kevin Black, one of South Florida's best-known producer/director/choreographers, is once again collaborating with award-winning vocalist Mimi J to create a concert program that will appeal to audiences of all ages. The two have worked together several times developing shows that achieved great success - most notably On the Radio: Sounds of the 70s, which debuted at Stage Door Theatre in 2014, and eventually morphed into I Will Survive.  That show went on to play several other area venues. 
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
In a night off from Playwrights Horizons, James Jackson, Jr. of Michael R. Jackson's 'A Strange Loop' sings us through a musical exercise in the origin of shade, and the lost art of self-love.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Redhouse will conclude its 2018 -19 Season with The All Night Strut!, conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Fran Charnas with musical arrangements by Tom Fitt, Gil Lieb and Dick Schermesser, running from May 30th - June 9th. The production will feature a partnership with CNY Jazz who will provide the musicians and musical direction along with Central New York Theater Icon, Bob Brown who will make his directorial debut with Redhouse. The All Night Strut! promises a high energy evening of memorable music and incredible singing and dancing that will have you tapping your toes long after you leave the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus), will, from today, May 13, through Thursday, May 16, accept entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the world premiere production of 2019 Whiting Award Winner Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, (May 24-July 7), presented in association with Page 73 (Producing Artistic Director Michael Walkup, Managing Director Amanda Feldman). Directed by Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill, Buyer and Cellar) and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly (Playwrights: If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka; Ugly (Black Queer Zoo), Fairview), A Strange Loop explores the thoughts of Usher, a black, queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, queer writer, working a job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson's blistering, momentous new musical (and his professional debut) follows a young artist at war with a host of demons-not least of which are the punishing thoughts in his own head-in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Ace Young of American Idol fame will star in the Axelrod PAC's new production of "Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA" running May 31-June 16.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019
What makes a Broadway theatre? Technically any venue with 500 seats or more, located along Broadway in New York City's Theatre District is a Broadway theatre, and the art that is produced in these special places is widely considered the highest form of theatrical entertainment in the world. Today, forty-one theatres are technically Broadway houses, each with their own rich history. Below, we're giving you the scoop on the life of every one of them!
by Roger Catlin - May 11, 2019
At a time when Motown Records just marked its 60th anniversary with a lavish TV special, and with 'Ain't Too Proud: The Temptations Musicals' getting a raft of Tony Nominations, following the Broadway success of 'Motown the Musical' and 'Dreamgirls,' based on the Supremes, any fan of the sound would certainly anticipate a new creation called 'Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical.'
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019
On Sunday night, the Tony Awards honored legendary orchestrator and arranger Harold Wheeler with one of three 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Wheeler is currently represented on Broadway with AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. Watch Howard Wheeler accept the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award here.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Berkshire Theatre Group cast of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story had their first read through earlier this week in New York City! Rock and Roll Man is being presented by Berkshire Theatre Group, in association with five-time Tony Award-Winning Caiola Productions (Once on this Island, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, All The Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf). Rock and Roll Man has a book by Gary Kupper, Larry Marshak and Rose Caiola, with original music and lyrics by Gary Kupper.
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 7, 2019
Today HADESTOWN's Jewell Blackman speaks with BroadwayWorld about making her Broadway debut in a show that encourages us to persevere, even if the odds are stacked against us. 
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The Recording Academy announced today its newly elected National Officers of the Board of Trustees, voted upon at the organization's annual spring Board of Trustees meeting in May. Record producer Harvey Mason Jr. has been elected as the Chair of the Board of Trustees, and managing partner of Placement Music Tammy Hurt will serve as Vice Chair. Veteran music executive Terry Hemmings was re-elected Secretary/Treasurer and recording artist and founder/CEO of Swan Songs Christine Albert assumes the position of Chair Emeritus. All officer appointments were effective on June 1, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce THE PROMPTER, the first production of the 2019 Mainstage Season, had a successful opening night on June 1. The show runs through June 16. This World Premiere stars Tovah Feldshuh (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Walking Dead, Golda's Balcony) and Wade Dooley (Jersey Boys), who is also the playwright. Single tickets on sale now or tickets can be purchased now as part of the 3-play subscription package for the 2019 Mainstage Season. Call the Box Office at 631-725-9500; open daily 11 am - showtime or log on to baystreet.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Tony Award winner Billy Porter recently attended the Season Two premiere of his FX television series Pose and worked the red carpet in true Billy Porter fashion. Check out the video to get a peek!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Playhouse on Park has the honor of being able to share a piece of history with the Greater Hartford community (and beyond!) as we present our summer musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, running June 26-August 4. Our Main Stage seasons always end with shows that are a tour de force, and this is no exception.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Almost four years since Good Chance built its first 'Theatre of Hope' in the Calais Jungle camp and began its ground-breaking international programme of work with artists from refugee backgrounds, the award-winning charity is delighted to announce a season of programmes and performances across summer and autumn 2019 in the UK and France. Highlights include:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for the 69th Broadway At Music Circus season, which begins June 11 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The season includes four Broadway At Music Circus premieres, Shrek the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wiz, and In the Heights.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language (a cabaret for every BODY), on Monday June 3rd at the newly renamed Feinstein's at Vitello's! The evening will be in the capable HANDS of Gregory Nabours at the piano and will feature performers you'll be HEAD over HEELS for, from Broadway and LA, singing songs about ANATOMY!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 26, 2019
Ever since Casey Nicholaw stepped off of the Beacon Theatre stage on June 12, 2011, his career has gone into hyperdrive. The director/choreographer, who won a Tony Award that year for his work on The Book of Mormon, went on to helm Mean Girls, Aladdin, Something Rotten! and Tuck Everlasting- three of which are still enjoying long Broadway runs.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Broadway's pit orchestra musicians are some of the most passionate, hardworking, and talented people around! In his first NYC show as band leader this Saturday, April 27th, bassist Dave D'aranjo will curate a high-energy, groovy evening of Contemporary Musical Theater at The Green Room 42, featuring fourteen incredible performers; rising stars from both on - and below - the stage.