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Composer Gordon Schwinn faces death from a brain tumor. When he is diagnosed, he is confronted with the real possibility that his musical legacy will be cut short. William Finn's semi-autobiographical musical is energetic, sardonic, and poignant in its exploration of anxiety, self-doubt, and the healing power of art.

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First Look at Member Reading Of COMPLETE By Matthew Wexler
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

MTAP Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh announces MTAP Member Matthew Wexler's first look public reading of his new musical in development entitled Complete. The reading features performers Laura Barletta, Natalie Hatcher and Chris Morriss, with Nick Stamatakis as music director and Drake Ma as director. The reading is Friday, January 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy, 130 CLO Academy Way, 8th Fl. Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. The show, with adult language and situations, is free and open to the public; MTAP encourages online reservations at: (more...)

Broadwaysted Welcomes the Incredible FROZEN Writing Team of Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
by Broadwaysted - Nov 24, 2017

This Thanksgiving, we're totally thankful to be sharing the canned cranberry sauce and a lot of laughs with the writing team behind DISNEY'S FROZEN: Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez! We're pouring out 'Butter' chardonnay and Monkey Shoulder scotch while Bobby spills about being popular as a Ghostbuster and his #CroutonMoment and Kristen chats about 'The Parent Trap' and imagining an A New Brain amusement park. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre announces FOOTLIGHT FANTASIES ROCKIN' AT THE REP, a benefit for Cape Rep created by Melissa Becker and Susan Wasson, directed by Melissa Becker; April 5 through 8; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 4 pm. Tickets are $24 and include light eats with your ticket purchase. A cash bar will be available. All proceeds go to benefit Cape Rep Theatre. Call the Box Office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theatre. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or (more...)

Theatre Horizon's 2018-19 Season Presents More Programming, More Choices
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

A new day is on the horizon at Theatre Horizon, a professional theatre company located 20 miles outside of Center City Philadelphia in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The company's 2018-19 season features more programming, more variety, and more choices for patrons of the award-winning company, including regional premieres and exciting events that highlight some of the best area talent. This season boasts a brand new model for Theatre Horizon, one in which four smaller, limited engagement events will be presented alongside two more traditional productions with longer runs. Combined, these six offerings will provide audiences programming all season long, and an opportunity to discover something new in Norristown. (more...)

Cast Announced for Staged Reading of THE WAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Startup Productions has announced the casting for the premier staged reading of The War, a new musical by Michal Ehrenreich. Directed by Rachel Klein with musical director Luke Williams and arrangements by Andy Peterson, The War will be performed at two showings on April 18, 2018 at The Cell Theater. Set to a dynamic score, The War follows the destiny of a family in a land torn apart by an incomprehensible war. Can two young lovers on opposite sides of the conflict find their way? (more...)

Charles Busch, Jason Robert Brown, and More Slated for Barrington Stage Company's 2018 Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces the 2018 season of performances at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

MasterVoices Presents New Production Of ORPHIC MOMENTS At JALC Rose Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

MasterVoices - dedicated to celebrating the power of the human voice through the art of musical storytelling - presents two performances of a new production of Orphic Moments, in conjunction with producers Anthony Roth Costanzo and Cath Brittan.  (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, and Rachel Tucker to Join Jason Robert Brown at The Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Special guests announced for three-time Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown's one-off West End concert at London's Palladium, as part of BBC Radio 2's 'Friday Night is Music Night', accompanied by the 60-piece BBC Concert Orchestra (more...)

BWW Interview: Elliott Folds Previews Upcoming Production of BUYER AND CELLAR at Out Front Theatre
by Stephanie Robb - Mar 2, 2018

Elliott Folds is ready to tackle his duties as a leading man…and only man! The Atlanta actor chats with us about staring as Alex in Out Front Theatre Company's upcoming production of 'BUYER AND CELLAR', the one-man comedy about a struggling actor in LA who takes the odd job of working in the basement 'mall' of beloved megastar Barbra Streisand. (more...)

Arden Children's Theatre Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary Season With The World-Premiere Of SNOW WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Arden Theatre Company celebrates the 20th Anniversary Season of Arden Children's Theatre with the World-Premiere of SNOW WHITE, written and directed by Greg Banks on the Arden's Arcadia Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. The Production Sponsor is Comcast and the Honorary Producer is the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust. (more...)

Dean John Wilson to Join Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in THE KING AND I; Three Week Extension Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2018

Looks like the West End will be getting to know Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe. According to a report by the Daily Mail, Lincoln Center Theater's production of THE KING AND I 'has its eye on the London Palladium for a limited season next year.' (more...)

Sierra Stages Announces Open Auditions for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Sierra Stages is pleased to announce open auditions for its summer 2018 production of the musical JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH , playing from July 12 August 4 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Robert Rossman directs, with music direction by Ken Getz. (more...)

MasterVoices presents OUR AMERICA This March at The Cooper Union
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

MasterVoices presents Our America a unique program taking audiences on a journey through the contributions immigrants have made to the tapestry of American music on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Hall at The Cooper Union. Conceived by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling, the program spans multiple genres and centuries, ranging from arrangements of the spirituals Gospel Train, Wayfaring Stranger, I've Been in the Storm So Long, and Ain't That Good News ; Irving Berlin's Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, and Let Me Sing and I'm Happy, ; selections by Victor Herbert, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, and Gershwin; and new works by Jerusalem native and BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop member Daniel Rein and award-winning Chinese American composer Randall Eng. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Musical Director to Conduct Master Class At Long Island High School For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Tony award winning Musical Director Ted Sperling visited the Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) recently where he conducted a Master Class for the school's music and theatre students. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, and Christopher Sieber Will Bring THE PROM to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018

It was announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will star Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (Jitney), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day) and will officially open on Broadway on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at a Shubert theater to be announced. (more...)

Steve Pacek Comes to Arden Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Arden Theatre Company Cabaret Series presents Steve Pacek on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 8pm. Pacek performs THE MAN YOU MAY NOT KNOW in the Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia. The cabaret is one of four being offered as part of the 2017/18 Arden Cabaret Series. The Presenting Sponsor of the Arden Cabaret Series is Univest. (more...)

GRAHAM-A-RAMA 3rd Annual Pre-Valentine's Show Announced at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Capital Stage and Graham Sobelman present GRAHAM-A-RAMA's 3rd Annual Pre-Valentine's Show, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Sacramento composer/music director/producer GRAHAM SOBELMAN, is returning for his fifth cabaret show at Capital Stage, where he music directed The Behavior Of Broadus. As a celebration of the season, the 3rd Annual Pre-Valentine's Show will feature his long-time collaborator Nanci Zoppi. It will be a night of stories, songs and laughter...maybe even a little love. Nanci Zoppi and special guests will be backed by Graham Sobelman and his band. (more...)

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!
by Misha Davenport - Jan 17, 2018

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced! (more...)

Baayork Lee Sits Down With Robert Viagas And The League Of Professional Theatre Women
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

On Monday, February 12 at 6:00 pm, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), dedicated to championing women in theatre since its inception and an authority at the forefront of the conversation about gender parity in American theatre for 35 years, is presenting Broadway Performer, Director, and Choreographer, BAAYORK LEE. Lee, who originated the role of Connie in A Chorus Line, will be discussing her extensive life and work in the theatre with theatre writer ROBERT VIAGAS, her collaborator and biographer on their book, 'On the Line: the Creation of A Chorus Line'.The event will take place in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors open at 5:30PM, and it is recommended that members of the public arrive at the Bruno Walter Auditorium by 5PM to secure a seat. (more...)

Arden Cabaret Series Presents Steve Pacek In THE MAN YOU MAY NOT KNOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Arden Theatre Company Cabaret Series presents Steve Pacek on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 8pm. Pacek performs THE MAN YOU MAY NOT KNOW in the Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia. The cabaret is one of four being offered as part of the 2017/18 Arden Cabaret Series. The Presenting Sponsor of the Arden Cabaret Series is Univest. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Season Announced; GONE MISSING to Honor Michael Friedman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Encores! Off-Center Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori today announced programming for the 2018 season of New York City Center's acclaimed summer musical theater series. The season will open, June 27through 30, with Jason Robert Brown's breakout musical Songs for a New World and close with Micki Grant and Vinnette Carroll's vibrant, radical 1971 work Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, July 25 through 28. The centerpiece of the season will be a special two-night-only engagement (July 11 & 12) of Gone Missing, honoring composer and Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman, whose life was tragically cut short last summer. (more...)

A NEW BRAIN At Gallery Players Opens January 27th
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Gallery Players will begin 2018 with William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain. It is an autobiographical musical exploring illness and the healing power of art. A New Brain features music and lyrics by William Finn; book by William Finn and James Lapine. The show started as a concert at The Public Theater in 1996, then premiered Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center in 1998, directed by Graciela Daniele and featuring Malcolm Gets. In 2015 City Center presented A New Brain in their Encores! series with the cast headed by Jonathan Groff. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 10th, 2018: Jake Shears in KINKY BOOTS, HAMILTON Lyric Changes, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 10, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Jake Shears made his Broadway debut in KINKY BOOTS, HAMILTON gets some lyric changes across the sea, and more! (more...)

Honorees Leslie Uggams & Tommy Tune To Perform At TADA! Youth Theater's Annual Gala Along With Broadway Inspirational Voices, Jason Robert Brown & Michael James Leslie
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

On March 5, 2018, TADA! Youth Theater will host its annual gala at Tribeca 360 in Manhattan  with special performances by Leslie Uggams and Tommy Tune. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Jay Binder, Micki Grant & Leonid Poretsky, MD at Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 49th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-nominated actor/singer and 2016 Rosie Award-winner Norm Lewis. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Brad Oscar will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Announces New Associate Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces the 2018 Associate Artists - director Joe Calarco, costume designer Jennifer Caprio, music director Vadim Feichtner, and actress Elizabeth Stanley. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Virginia Stage Company continues its 39th Season with a lighting quick, comical adaptation of the beloved detective novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, produced in partnership with TheatreSquared. Three actors play more than 20 characters in this hilarious spoof of beastly proportions. Directed by Mark Shanahan, this production is "a sublimely funny adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic," which lovers of the Watson and Holmes duo will enjoy. (more...)

Breaking: FALSETTOS Will Launch National Tour in 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

A North American Tour is announced today for the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway Production of FALSETTOS, William Finn and James Lapine's groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. This production was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival when it returned to Broadway in Fall 2016, and this production will tour North America in the coming season. (more...)

Casting Announced For A NEW BRAIN At Three Rivers Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Three Rivers Music Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the Fort Wayne premiere of the Off-Broadway, hit musical A New Brain! (more...)

Broadway Dance Lab's Spring 2018 Cycle Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a non-profit choreography incubator supporting new works of dance-driven theatre, has announced that former New York City Ballet principal dancer, and Tony Award nominee, Robert Fairchild, will join Loni Landon and Ray Mercer as guest choreographers for the company's Spring 2018 Cycle. The Lab is set to begin on Feb. 26, and will culminate with a Gala performance on April 2 at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. (more...)

Kate Whoriskey, Ken Rus Schmoll, Savion Glover Announced as Directors for Encores! Off-Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Encores! Off-Center Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kauffman andJeanine Tesori today announced the directors for the 2018 season, which begins June 27. The popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center will welcome directors Kate Whoriskey, Ken Rus Schmoll, and Savion Glover, all of whom are making their City Center directorial debuts. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 2/20/2018
by BWW - Feb 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/20/2018 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 2/20/2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/20/2018 for Houston (more...)

StageArt Announces the Cast for BARE The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

StageArt is pleased to announce the cast for the Victorian professional premiere of bare the Musical, which will play at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel from 20 March - 15 April 2018. (more...)

Sierra Stages Kicks-off 10th Anniversary Season With A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Sierra Stages kicks-off its 2018 season with the inspired and zany musical comedy "A New Brain" by William Finn and James Lapine for a three-weekend run from March 1 -17 at the historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City. (more...)

Meet The Cast Of HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH By Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Once upon a time in 1955, a magical kingdom was built on the founding principles of dreams, American idealism, and our wildest hopes. Eight years later, a quintessential American family reeling from the loss of their King embarks on a quest for restoration and deliverance in this kingdom. 50 years later, their expedition is brought to dazzling life in an effort to understand one's place in family, the American way, and whether happiness is truly a place where dreams come true. (more...)

Josh Freilich and Kate Chadwick Featured in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, present The Songs of Josh Freilich and Kate Chadwick on December 9th, 9:30pm. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; ALADDIN Leads Best Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Norm Lewis Rings in the Holidays This Weekend at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis rings in the holiday season at Feinstein's at the Nikko with Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas tonight, December 8 (8 p.m.), tomorrow, December 9 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, December 10 (5 p.m.). (more...)

Diversionary Theatre presents IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

He's back! Award-winning choreographer Michael Mizerany returns to Diversionary Theatre with the next installment of IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM. This year promises to be just as popular, and due to limited performances tickets are expected to sell out quickly. (more...)

Who's Telling the Story? Meet the Full Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opens tonight, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for Lyric Stage's ROAD SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim's latest work,Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk. (more...)

Arnie Burton and Mary Testa Receive Joe A. Callaway Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Arnie Burton and Mary Testa have been selected to receive the 2017 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, honoring the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area, will be presented at Actors' Equity Association's Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street in New York. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation, and Joan Glazer, Managing Director. (more...)

Company Of Fools Theatre presents STRIKING 12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Company of Fools' 22nd season of theatre continues in December with a production of Striking 12 - an un-holiday holiday musical by Brendan Millburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valeria Vigoda. Directed by Company of Fools' Interim Artistic Director Ilana Becker with music direction by R.L. Rowsey and Grant Carey, this magical New Year's themed concert-theatre hybrid will run Dec. 14-30, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, followed by a special New Year's Eve fundraiser performance and celebration on Dec. 31. (more...)

Sierra Stages Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

2018 marks the 10th Anniversary Season of Sierra Stages, a nonprofit community theatre in western Nevada County (Grass Valley and Nevada City). The 10th Anniversary Season is a celebration of heart, music, laughter and family, and includes two musicals and one classic American comedy: The zany and heartbreaking musical A New Brain by William Finn and James Lapine, the enchanting new musical version of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach by Timothy Allen McDonald and the songwriting team of Ben Pasek and Justin Paul, and the classic and enduring American stage comedy You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; TREVOR THE MUSICAL Leads Best New Work!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

A NEW BRAIN Sails Into OhLook Performing Arts Center This April
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 6, 2018

A New Brain is the energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about composer Gordon (inspired by Finn) during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses and awakes in the hospital. Fearing he will die with his greatest songs still inside of him, he begins writing the songs from his hospital bed, amidst several hallucinations featuring various people whom he has encountered. The score contains musical theatre staples 'Sailing,' 'The Music Still Plays On,' 'Change,' and 'Heart and Music.' (more...)

TDF Will Honor Tony Kushner At Its 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

TDF, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, which is celebrating 50 years of service to audiences and the performing arts community in 2018, has announced it will be honoring Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright TONY KUSHNER at its 50th Anniversary Gala on Monday, June 18 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). Mr. Kushner's masterwork, Angels in America, is currently receiving its first Broadway revival with the National Theatre production at the Neil Simon Theatre. (more...)

Three Rivers Music Theatre Presents A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Three Rivers Music Theatre is proud to present the Fort Wayne premiere of the hit, Off-Broadway, musical A New Brain! This is the finale production of TRMT's thrilling second season, following their smash hit Cabaret at The Philmore on Broadway! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

After the lauded World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, Diversionary is proud to produce the World Premiere of another groundbreaking new musical. (more...)

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