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Samuel Floyd Stars in BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get its NY debut as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Stars to Give Audiences 'Nothin' but a Good Time' in ROCK OF AGES at Drury Lane; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces compete casting for the next show of its 2017-2018 season, the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and directed by Scott Weinstein. (more...)

Kobalt Music Leases New Space in New York's Historic Greenwich Village
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The William Kaufman Organization (WKO) today announced that Kobalt Music, an independent music services company, built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, has signed a lease for 23,000 square feet at 2 Gansevoort Street, a nine-story, landmarked office property in the Meatpacking District. (more...)

BWW Review: GENERATION ME Captivates at New York Musical Festival
by Kristen Morale - Jul 30, 2017

As part of the New York Musical Festival, Generation Me is absolute perfection in its ability to prove how kindness and cruelty are of the same unfortunate hand. How people, so certain in their anger or jealousy, are sometimes so blind to what really matters: what can you do to help me? (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster of a musical comedy, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, coming alive at Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) from Tuesday, August 15and through Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Telly Leung to Lead Casts of ALADDIN, MISS SAIGON in SHOW/SWAP Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Telly Leung and Billy Bustamante will present a special evening SHOW/SWAP - featuring cast members from the casts of Miss Saigon and Aladdin on Broadway - on Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

New York City Opera to Preview LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST at Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

For the third performance in the ongoing Bryant Park Presents New York City Opera series, New York City Opera will present a free preview of its upcoming production of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West on Tuesday, August 22 at 6 p.m. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Interview - Stephen Whitson
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2017

BWW speaks to Stephen Whitson, Associate Director on Hamilton and 42nd Street about bringing You Forgot The Mince to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Throws the City a Summer Street Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The city is invited to a Summer Street Party, 5:00-8:30 PM, Thursday, August 3, 2017, on Rollins Avenue between 42nd Street and 41st Street. Hosted by #ShopRoosevelt, Roosevelt Cultural District, and the Des Moines Community Playhouse's Curtain Crowd, the block party features food trucks, live music, kids activities, and a live visual arts creation. (more...)

PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL, appearing as an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, opens tonight, July 27, at 8 p.m. at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to The Broward Center 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Fort Lauderdale premiere October 10 - 22, 2017 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Centennial Gala to Celebrate Iconic Musicals from SHOW BOAT to HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The American Theatre Wing has announced that it will celebrate 100 years of supporting strong and fearless voices in American Theatre at its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). (more...)

FROM SHIP to SHAPE Makes Its New York Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY!
by Walter McBride - Jul 26, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

FROM SHIP TO SHAPE Makes New York Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Under the direction of Academy Award and Emmy Award winning producer and director, Milton Justice, actor and award-winning radio personality, Walker Vreeland shares his compelling autobiographical monologue as part of the United Solo Festival. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Casting for SMART PEOPLE Reading Hosted by Williamstown Theatre Festival, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

WAM Theatre Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven has announced casting for the Fresh Takes Play Reading of Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond, hosted by the Williamstown Theatre Festival on Tuesday, August 1 at 5 pm. Van Ginhoven will direct this reading. Tickets are free but reservations are recommended. The reading will take place at the Clark Art Institute. (more...)

Brandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first new play of Roundabout Underground's expanded 2017-2018 season, the world-premiere production of Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon, and featuring Eboni Flowers (Evelyn Brandon), Hampton Fluker (Tony Carter), Brandon Gill (Bowzie Brandon) and Nneka Okafor (Sally-Mae Carter). (more...)

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Air Supply's Graham Russell Rehearses for A WALL APART
by Walter McBride - Jul 26, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. Directed and choreographed by Keith Andrews, A WALL APART plays at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street) for six performances only: Tuesday July 25 at 8PM, Wednesday July 26 at 9PM, Friday July 28 at 1PM, Saturday July 29 at 5PM, and Sunday July 30 at 5:30PM and 9PM. Tickets are now on sale at www.nymf.org/wallapart or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

THE DEUCE, Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debuts on HBO 9/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

THE DEUCE chronicles that moment in time when sex went from being a back-alley, brown-paper-bag commodity to a billion-dollar universal in American life, a moment when ground zero for the earliest pioneers in the flesh trade was the midtown heart of the nation's largest city, New York's Times Square. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 26th, 2017: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' Begins at Encores! Off-Center and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' begins as part of the Encores! Off-Center series tonight! (more...)

The Best of Bedlam: Prep for PETER PAN at The Duke on 42nd Street!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, BEDLAM will launch their 2017/2018 season with BEDLAM'S production of J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN, directed by Eric Tucker, for a limited 47 performance engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42 street) from Saturday, November 11, 2017, through Saturday, December 23, 2017. BEDLAM'S PETER PAN will open Sunday, November 19, 2017. (more...)

Japan Society Sets NOH-NOW Series as Part of 110th Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

In celebration of Japan Society's 110th anniversary, the Society's Performing Arts Program presents the NOH-NOW Series featuring four extraordinary events in dance and theater: Luca Veggetti's Left-Right-Left, Hiroshi Sugimoto's Rikyu-Enoura, SITI Company's Hanjo and Satoshi Miyagi's Mugen Noh Othello; and the North American Premiere of Moto Osada's opera, Four Nights of Dream, which launches the Fall 2017 Season in September. These events bring together celebrated artists from the U.S. and Japan, delivering world class cultural offerings while continuing Japan Society's mission to deepen mutual understanding between the two nations into the Society's twelfth decade. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for Graham Russell's A WORLD APART at NYMF!
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. Directed and choreographed by Keith Andrews, A WALL APART plays at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street) for six performances only: Tuesday July 25 at 8PM, Wednesday July 26 at 9PM, Friday July 28 at 1PM, Saturday July 29 at 5PM, and Sunday July 30 at 5:30PM and 9PM. Tickets are now on sale at www.nymf.org/wallapart or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

BEDLAM's PETER PAN to Bring Pirates, Lost Boys, Fairies and More Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

BEDLAM will launch their 2017/2018 season with BEDLAM'S production of J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN, directed by Eric Tucker, for a limited 47 performance engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Inside the First Day Rehearsal for PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

New Kritzerland Concert MANCINI MAGIC Set for 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

For the 79th Kritzerland show, we present the magical music of Mancini - Henry Mancini, one of the most successful film composers and songwriters in history.  From Peter Gunn to Mr. Lucky, to Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade, Days of Wine and Roses to Two for the Road, The Pink Panther and Hatari, and straight through to first the film of Victor/Victoria and then the stage version, Mancini Magic has been the music of people's lives.  (more...)

Moto Osada's Chamber Opera FOUR NIGHTS OF DREAM Gets North American Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Japan Society is proud to present the North American premiere of Moto Osada's chamber opera Four Nights of Dream on Wednesday, September 13, repeated on September 15 + 16 (7:30 pm). Conducted by Ken-David Masur, this striking new production inaugurates Japan Society's freshly renovated theater, marking the opening of the organization's 110th Anniversary season. Following its New York run, Four Nights of Dream will be presented by the prestigious Tokyo Bunka Kaikan performing arts center, which co-commissioned the production. In both cities, a diverse cast of New York-based singers will be accompanied by twelve musicians of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Chamber Orchestra. A cast list appears below. (more...)

Graham Russell's A WALL APART to Have World Premiere at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. (more...)

SNOWFALL's Carter Hudson to Headline Ensemble for the Romantic Century's VAN GOGH'S EAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced that the 2017-18 season, ERC's 17th, will take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues) beginning August 10th with Van Gogh's Ear. Opening Night is set for August 17th. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through September 10th only. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green Joins TIM REALBUTO & FRIENDS SING JEANINE TESORI at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Jenna Leigh Green is most known to television audiences as Sabrina Spellman's nemesis Libby Chessler on three seasons of the hit ABC sitcom 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.' She played the role of Heather in the Touchstone Pictures release 'You Again' opposite Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Betty White. Ms. Green also recently appeared opposite James Franco in the film 'I Am Michael.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Luke A Loffelmacher of Alley Kats Tap Company and choreographer of GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at Musical Theatre Southwest
by Beth Leitman - Jul 22, 2017

BWW Interview: Luke A Loffelmacher of Alley Kats Tap Company and MTS's American Idiot (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Terri White, Santino Fontana, Kristy Cates and More Featured on New MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa is releasing a second cast album of his show 'Mad About the Boy' today. The new album - which follows on the heels of the cast album of his recently released 13th Street Theater production - mixes performances by stars of Deffaa's original festival production, plus some very special surprise guests. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Performance Academy presents THE MUSIC MAN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse Performance Academy presents 'Meredith Willson's The Music Man Jr.,' July 28-29, 2017. Shows are on Friday, July 28, at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, and on Saturday, July 29, at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Tickets are $10 all ages and can be purchased at dmplayhouse.com or at the Playhouse ticket office. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for SCIENCE FAIR at Theater Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

SCIENCE FAIR: A GAME CHANGING NEW MUSICAL will make its New York debut at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row on July 27th. The innovative new musical will have a limited run of only six performances between July 27th and August 3rd. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Brendon Urie Struts Underground to Unveil New KINKY BOOTS Subway Billboards!
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2017

Things got a little bit kinky underground this week! Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie- currently starring as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots- strutted from the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to the 42nd Street subway to check out the new Kinky Boots ads! Check out photos from the reveal below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2017
by - Jul 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Signature Announces Cast for THE RED LETER PLAYS; Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) productions of Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A & In the Blood. This is the first time these acclaimed plays will be presented together; they will run simultaneously at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). These two plays mark the final productions of Parks' Signature Residency One. All tickets for the initial runs of the productions are $30 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NUMBERS NERDS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

he New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  (more...)

Meet the Creators of NYMF Musicals at BROADWAY Tonight! Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In collaboration with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), BROADWAY Tonight! will host seven shows from this year's festival over two evenings at Treehaus MiMa near Times Square. (more...)

PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES Musical Creating a Bully-Free Movement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL, appearing as an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, have announced that TD Bank, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, WABC-TV News Anchor Michelle Charlesworth and Richard Wiese, host of 'Born To Explore' have joined the musical's mission to create a socially inclusive movement of kids coming together, making a difference and leading us into a bully-free world. (more...)

Bryan Fenkart and Emily Walton to Star in Goodspeed's New Musical DARLING GRENADINE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The world of a charming songwriter is on the rocks in Daniel Zaitchik's contemporary new musical Darling Grenadine. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2017
by - Jul 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TIN WOMAN Celebrates Chicago Premiere at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Audiences and critics filled the house for the Opening Night of The Tin Woman at Theatre at the Center (TATC) on Sunday, July 16. This was the Chicagoland premiere of Sean Grennan's newest play starring Erin Noel Grennan in the lead role. The Jeff Recommended play The Tin Woman continues its run at TATC through August 13. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS to Leave the Building This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Elvis is leaving the building! Producer Lawrence Rosner has announced, today, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the campy musical comedy that leaves you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, will play its final performance Sunday evening, July 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. (more...)

Enjoy Some BROADWAY ON THE BEACH on August 2nd in Grand Bend
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 1, 2017

On Wednesday evening at the beach in Grand Bend, four fantastic Canadian musical theatre performers will be serenading beach-goers with some popular Broadway tunes.The event is pay-what-you-can and is part of the 'Wednesdays Familiar Favourites' concert series. Check out the press release below for more information on the evening and the four performers involved! (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, Starring Jason Graae, to Knock the Ball Out of the Park at Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with Damn Yankees, one of the most enduring Broadway musicals, featuring a score by legendary composers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and a cast that includes a number of veterans of New York City's Broadway stages. (more...)

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