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by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
DIANA is officially in previews on Broadway! Tony Award®-winning director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan) bring us face-to-face with one of the 20th century's most compelling figures in this landmark musical event, featuring an epic and sweeping contemporary score with music supervision and arrangements by Olivier Award® winner Ian Eisendrath, choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and Diana's iconic style reimagined by six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.
by Alan Henry - Mar 2, 2020
The top growing current Broadway musicals were Girl From The North Country (7.08%), Mean Girls (1.83%), Ain't Too Proud (1.73%), Beetlejuice (1.36%) and West Side Story (1.27%). The top growing current Broadway plays were To Kill A Mockingbird (5.70%), The Inheritance (0.90%), Cursed Child (0.12%), Lincoln Center Theatre (0.01%) and .
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 1, 2020
Backed by the DC area's own incredible pianist Howard Breitbart on piano, Perry Cavari on drums, and Dylan Shamat on bass, Norm impressed from beginning to end, making the trip to the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater well worth the trip.
by Review Roundups - Jan 31, 2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Center Stage production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Center Stage production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal.
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 29, 2020
Rehearsals are now underway for Transport Group's The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which begins performances on Saturday, February 8 at 22 at Abrons Arts Center. The show stars Tony Award nominee Beth Malone (Fun Home) as Molly Brown, David Aron Damane (The Book of Mormon, Big River, The Life) as JJ, Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County) as Julia, Omar Lopez-Cepero (On Your Feet!) as Vincenzo, Alex Gibson (SpongeBob SquarePants; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) as Erich, and Paolo Montalban (Pacific Overtures, The King and I) as Arthur. Rounding out the cast are Kaitlyn Davidson; Tyrone Davis, Jr.; Gregg Goodbrod; Michael Halling; Karl Josef Ko; Nikka Graff Lanzarone; Kate Marilley; Shina Ann Morris; Keven Quillon; and Coco Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Palm Beach Dramaworks, the West Palm Beach theater which won the most Carbonell Awards of any theater in 2018, is now the most-nominated theater for 2019.
by Alan Henry - Jan 27, 2020
The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (1.90%), Hadestown (1.19%), Beetlejuice (1.11%), Oklahoma! (0.85%) and Ain't Too Proud (0.82%). The top growing current Broadway plays were American Utopia (2.41%), The Inheritance (1%), To Kill A Mockingbird (0.50%), Cursed Child (0.05%) and Lincoln Center Theatre (0.02%).
by Abigail Charpentier - Jan 26, 2020
Theater fans tend to highlight certain events throughout the year, moments where the work being produced in theaters, mostly on Broadway, has a chance to shine and become known to greater audiences. The Tony Awards in June and the Thanksgiving Day Parades in November usually draw the most attention, but the Grammy Awards each winter also brings this pleasure to theater fans.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2020
Alex Brightman revealed that there is still hope that Beetlejuice will relocate, after it departs the Winter Garden Theatre in June.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2020
Rebecca Luker has taken to Twitter to reveal the news that she has been diagnosed with ALS.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 8, 2020
Director Billy Ensley has lured a bevy of seasoned Charlotte musical stars to a fine looking Matthews Playhouse production of MAMMA MIA! - and he has found a sensational newcomer to ignite the action.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020
PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency serving people and pets in need, has announced a one night only benefit event a?" Barrett Foa Has Friends! a?" on Monday, February 24, at 8pm. This very special evening of cabaret at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood will feature performances by Foa and some of his most talented friends, including Broadway favorites Laura Bell Bundy, Alex Ellis, Carly Hughes, Chris Mann, and Adam Pascal, with more to be announced. Musical director is Doug Peck, Andrew Carlberg is producer, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the presenting sponsor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Primal Forces will present an outrageous new comedy A Funny Thing Happened...on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, written by Halley Feiffer, runs February 7 through March 1 at The Sol Theater in Boca Raton. Tickets are $40-$45; Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8pm and Sunday matinees are at 2pm. For more information www.primalforces.com or call 866-811-4111.
by Andrew Child - Feb 4, 2020
Sutton Foster, since her Tony Award-winning break through as the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, has been one of the select leading ladies who have held a decades-spanning monopoly on Broadway's biggest musicals. Foster holds the distinction of being one of the gawkiest, most palatably quirky actors working in the commercial theatre today. Unlike other recurring ingenues, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, or Laura Osnes, Foster is just off-kilter enough to headline productions of Shrek the Musical as the ogre/ princess Fiona or revivals of Anything Goes as Reno Sweeney. Meanwhile, she is still conventionally attractive enough to be a safe, viable option to helm profitable productions of Sweet Charity, Violet, or the upcoming Broadway revival of The Music Man. The Celebrity Series of Boston hosted Foster along with a three-piece jazz combo (Michael Rafter, Leo Huppert, Matt Hinkley) and her Little Women co-star Megan McGinnis in a concert of musical theatre selections and jazz standards at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
TheaterWorksUSA is partnering with BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center once again to bring their high-quality family entertainment to New York City. The partnership continues on February 22, 2020, with Pete the Cat at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007). Tickets are $30 (General Admission) and can be purchased by visiting Tribecapac.org or by calling (212) 220-1460.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Grandview Heights High School will present The Music Man directed by April Olt, music directed by Andrew Grega, choreographed by Megan Overly.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The professional regional premiere of the musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND opens at PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY (PTC) on FEBRUARY 21, 2020 and runs through MARCH 7, 2020. Tickets for this production can be purchased by calling 801-581-6961 or by visiting pioneertheatre.org.
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2020
Next to Normal is now playing at the Kennedy Center, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan. Get a first look at the production with a clip of the cast singing I Am The One in the video!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, has announced BEN PLATT as the recipient of its 2020 Man of the Year Award, and the youngest ever Man of the Year in the 54 years of the award. The Pudding will present this honor to a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award-winning actor and musician who has made a meaningful impact on Broadway, television, and film.
by Alan Henry - Feb 3, 2020
The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (1.56%), Beetlejuice (1.08%), Hadestown (1.03%), Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (0.78%) and Ain't Too Proud (0.52%). The top growing current Broadway plays were American Utopia (2.73%), The Inheritance (1.33%), To Kill A Mockingbird (0.39%), Lincoln Center Theatre (0.05%) and The Sound Inside (0%).
by Cary Ginell - Feb 29, 2020
Director David Krassner brings a deep theatrical resume to his new role as drama director at Agoura High School, which is currently staging 'Rent,' which made its debut nearly a quarter century ago.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
BroadwayWorld has an extended look at the recent Kennedy Center production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
RWS Entertainment Group, a New York-based full-service production company that creates award-winning custom entertainment, live events and branded experiences worldwide, announced today that Abigail Buell has been named Senior Director of Marketing. In this newly created role, Buell will be driving the company's overall marketing and public relations efforts.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Rehearsals have begun for Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, on stage March 6 through 15. This 'classic whodunit' takes audiences on a fast paced thrill ride with a train full of suspects, and each one with an alibi! There are twists and turns aplenty in this intrigue-filled story, newly adapted for the stage from Agatha Christie's masterpiece by two-time Tony-nominated playwright Ken Ludwig. This unforgettable mystery takes audiences on a thrilling ride - Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer - in case he or she decides to strike again.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Broadway veteran, Edward Watts will star as El Gallo in The Link Theatre's inaugural production of Tom Jonesand Harvey Schmidt's The Fantasticks. Watts previously played the role for more than 1,000 performances in the Off-Broadway production in New York City. The first professional theatre company in Northeast Arkansas, The Link is a new non-profit theater company located in Jonesboro, AR. Broadway veteran Matt Cavenaugh will direct the musical, which will play for three nights only starting Friday, March 6, 2020 at The Glass Factory (313 W Huntington Avenue, Jonesboro, AR). Watts replaces the previously announced Ben Davis who had to exit the production due to conflicts with his shooting schedule.
by Rialto Chatter - Feb 27, 2020
The smash hit musical Beetlejuice is set to play its final performance at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on June 6, 2020. 
by Alan Henry - Feb 26, 2020
The top growing current Broadway musicals were West Side Story (11.77%), Girl From The North Country (5.36%), Beetlejuice (1.54%), Jagged Little Pill (1.54%) and Frozen (1.11%). The top growing current Broadway plays were The Inheritance (2.26%), To Kill A Mockingbird (0.47%), Cursed Child (0.10%), Lincoln Center Theatre (0.01%).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
The Minutes is officially in previews on Broadway! The cast of The Minutes includes Ian Barford, Blair Brown, Cliff Chamberlain, K. Todd Freeman, Armie Hammer, Tracy Letts, Danny McCarthy, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton, Jeff Still.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Fresh off its massively successful productions of a?oeThe Music Mana?? and a?oeAugust: Osage County,a?? Theatre Tulsa will produce Stephen Sondheim's a?oeA Little Night Musica?? as the next selection in its 97th season Broadway Series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S, Los Angeles's premier Supper Club, will present Robert Bannon bringing his new concert event, 'Unfinished Business; The Great American Songbook' for his Feinstein's Los Angeles Debut this April for a special one night only performance. He will be accompanied by Musical Director Michael Orland on piano.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the star of Porchlight's spring production, the Chicago premiere of Disney's Freaky Friday, A New Musical Cory Goodrich as the host of New Faces Sing Broadway NOW, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller and music directed by Tom Vendafreddo; at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets to each New Faces are $37 at SPACE and $60 at The Arts Club. The Arts Club performances include a pre-performance cocktail hour starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Take a break from the office and treat yourself to the Broadway megahit How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
The Winter Park Playhouse will feature acclaimed vocal pair, Courtney and Dustin Cunningham, in their latest cabaret titled Bella Notte, March 18 and 19, 2020 as part of the theatre's Spotlight Cabaret Series. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on piano.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency serving people and pets in need, will present a one night only benefit event - Barrett Foa Has Friends! - on Monday, February 24, at 8pm. This very special evening of cabaret at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood will feature performances by Foa and some of his most talented friends, including Broadway favorites Alex Ellis, Carly Hughes, Chris Mann, and Adam Pascal. Also, music group The Levenbirds have been set to make a special appearance. Musical director is Doug Peck, Andrew Carlberg is producer, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the presenting sponsor.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 20, 2020
Today's top stories: West Side Story officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) is proud to announce the cast for its upcoming IGNITE Series encore presentation of THE HELLO GIRLS, In Concert.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
 Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to contribute to the trio of exciting productions planned this season: a beloved Golden Age classic, a World Premiere folk-rock musical and a thrilling musical masterwork. Single tickets for all three shows set for Goodspeed's 2020 season go on public sale Sunday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m..
by Aaron Kaburick - Feb 14, 2020
After the smashing success of the inaugural TUTS Public Works Houston production of Seussical last year, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced this summer's production, The Music Man. Performances run July 14 through 19 at Miller Outdoor Theatre and are free to the public. This will mark the 52nd year that TUTS has provided free musicals for Houstonians at Miller. The renowned non-profit theatre company also produces a six-show season of musical theatre classics and contemporary hits at the Hobby Center.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
It's undoubtedly the most appealing Iowa a?oecorna?? ever served a?" fresh, warm and wrapped in the sweet nostalgia of small-town America. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) brings its audiences Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. a colorful, musical comedy that's all-American as apple pie and a beloved classic for every generation. THE MUSIC MAN opens to a week of previews on February 28 and celebrates its official opening on Friday, March 6, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Broadway musicals are one of America's most beloved art forms and play to millions of people each year. But what do these shows, which are often thought to be just frothy entertainment, really have to say about our country and who we are as a nation?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre's 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Due to demand Transport Group has announced a two-week extension for its production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which will now run through Sunday, April 5, at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.
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 Stephen Mosher - Feb 11, 2020
Broadway World's Stephen Mosher answers the question put to him by a friend: 'Why do you even like cabaret?'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Music Man is coming back to Broadway this fall, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. The production, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, will begin performances on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and officially open on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Now the show is on the hunt for its Winthrop Paroo. Telsey + Company will hold an open call for 7-10 year-old boys on Sunday, February 16. Click here for more information.
by Alan Henry - Feb 10, 2020
The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (1.56%), Beetlejuice (1.08%), Hadestown (1.03%), Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (0.78%) and Ain't Too Proud (0.52%). The top growing current Broadway plays were American Utopia (2.73%), The Inheritance (1.33%), To Kill A Mockingbird (0.39%), Lincoln Center Theatre (0.05%) and The Sound Inside (0%).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
 A Musical Theatre Podcast, with host Jeffrey Scott Parsons, is now available for free across all podcast streaming services including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more. New episodes are released every Sunday evening.
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.