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BWW Review: BROADWAY BENT: VILLIANS STEP INTO THE BAD SIDE at The Studio At Carrollwood Cultural Center
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Sep 9, 2017

Performed in The Studio at Carrollwood Cultural Center, BROADWAY BENT: VILLIANS was a celebration of the most despicable, evil, contemptable characters in the history of Broadway. (more...)

Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

BC/EFA's 2017 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Opens Pre-Bidding for Walk-On Roles, Signed Memorabilia & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The ultimate Broadway treasure hunt is only three weeks away, and you can get a jump start now on finding unique theatrical collectables and extraordinary experiences. Pre-bidding opens today on dozens of auction items available at the 31st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. (more...)

Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Norm Lewis Set for Reading of SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR in NJ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) launches its 2017-18 reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a free presentation of SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR, a new play with music, written by Rob Zellers, directed by Billy Porter, with music supervision by Zane Mark and musical direction by Darryl Ivey.  (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: The Mysteries of Success and Failure for Broadway on the Road
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Sep 7, 2017

We all think we know a lot about Broadway financing. We read capitalization numbers in stories. The Broadway League puts out weekly grosses and, even though we may not know a show's exact weekly running cost, those in the know can approximate. It is obvious when a show opens and closes on the Great White Way. Tours get into murkier territories. (more...)

Cady Huffman, Nikki M. James and More Set for I ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU - EPISODE 3 at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Amy Wolk and Nikki M. James present I Only Have Lies For You, a new live gameshow that pits Broadway panelists against each other in a lying contest. Episode 3 returns on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 9:30 PM at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 W. 42nd St., New York, NY). (more...)

2017/18 Professional Training Institute Ensemble Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble, an advanced actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble includes Elliott Brotherhood, Juliana Garcia-Malacara-Flynn, Lindsay Gleason, Durran Goodwin Jr., Kamani Graham, Meguire Hennes, Nathan Kabara, Maricella Kessenich, Logan Muñoz, Bradley Nowacek, Reese Parish, Dominic Schiro, Payton Elizabeth Stovall, Kenyon Terrell, Saleaqua Winston, and Mainyia Xiong.  These sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools will receive free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in a capstone summer performance where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

DRY POWDER and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Headed to Hampstead Theatre in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Hampstead Theatre announces the first two productions for 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lyons & Pakchar Sell Out Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

On August 28th contemporary composing team Douglas Lyons & Ethan D. Pakchar sold out Rockwood Music Hall's Stage 2 in concert. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

INDUSTRY: Broadway Social Insight Report September 5, 2017
by Alan Henry - Sep 5, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Come From Away (2.19%), Bandstand (1.82%), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.69%), Aladdin (1.68%) and Dear Evan Hansen (1.61%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (2.45%), A Dolls House Part 2 (2.13%), 1984 Play (1.36%), Play That Goes Wrong (0.72%) and Marvin's Room (0.17%). (more...)

Something's Coming: Jump Into Fall With the Scoop on Broadway's Incoming Shows!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, and Terms of My Surrender Top Broadway's Social Media Growth
by Alan Henry - Sep 11, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Miss Saigon (10.95%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.38%), Come From Away (1.92%), Hello, Dolly! (1.71%) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.52%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (9.05%), A Dolls House Part 2 (2.02%), 1984 Play (1.23%), Play That Goes Wrong (1.17%) and Oslo (0.36%). (more...)

Ari Edelson, John Cariani, Andrea Frierson and More Join DLDF's 'BANNED TOGETHER'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret welcomes director, Ari Edelson (Building the Wall, 24 Hour Plays) and writer/performers John Cariani (Something Rotten, Author of Almost, Maine), Andrea Frierson (Me & Ella (author & star); Once On This Island- original Broadway cast) and Christine Toy Johnson (The Americans, The Music Man - Broadway revival). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Star and Recording Artist Morgan James
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 11, 2017

On Monday, September 11, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Morgan James. For the episode, James shares her story of first moving to New York City to attend the Julliard School as a voice major. Attending Julliard had been a life-long dream and when she was wait listed, she had to get creative in order to make her admission a reality. After graduating and deciding to pursue a career in musical theater, James struggled to find work and had to figure out how she best fit into 'the business.' (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for 92Y's 2018 Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Single tickets are on sale today for the 2018 season of Lyrics & Lyricists, the country's preeminent American Songbook series. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes CATS Star Tyler Hanes
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 30, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30, Theater People podcast welcomes CATS star Tyler Hanes. Since making his Broadway debut as a teenager in 2002's OKLAHOMA, Hanes has racked up nine Broadway credits including HAIRSPRAY, THE BOY FROM OZ, SWEET CHARITY, A CHORUS LINE, and ON THE TOWN. (more...)

Lea Salonga and More to Tribute Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at Primary Stages' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2017 Gala will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be held at Tribeca 360º (10 Desbrosses Street), will honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, the Tony-winning songwriting team of Ragtime, Once On This Island, and Anastasia (Artistic Honorees); Janet B. Rosen and Marvin Rosen, producers of In Transit on Broadway (Producer Honorees); and Jose Mendez and Katie Graziano of The Excel Group and MIC Floor Covering, LLC (Corporate Honorees). (more...)

The Mad Ones' MILES FOR MARY to Make Off-Broadway Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. (more...)

Thomas Kail Will Direct Pilot for Live Interactive Comedy on Fox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thomas Kail is set to direct the potential pilot of FOX's live interactive comedy show, IMMEDIATE FAMILY.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 28th, 2017: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Heads to Atlanta, THE LIGHTNING THIEF Cast Reunite, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 28, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Jessie Mueller, Randy Rainbow and more head to Atlanta today for CONCERT FOR AMERICA and Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF cast reunite for a concert and album signing tonight! (more...)

INDUSTRY: Broadway Social Insight Report August 28, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY Tops Broadway Growth Plus New West End Chart!
by Alan Henry - Aug 28, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Come From Away (2.22%), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.70%), Dear Evan Hansen (1.70%), Miss Saigon (1.50%) and Groundhog Day (1.43%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Play That Goes Wrong (16.02%), Terms of My Surrender (12.40%), 1984 Play (1.98%), A Dolls House Part 2 (1.27%) and Oslo (0.18%). (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Opens Season with ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) is proud to announce that its upcoming season will mark the professional theatre's 25th Silver Anniversary, exclusively sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation. Co-Founder and Artistic Director Robert J. Farley has announced a special lineup of shows for this milestone and says, "Our 25th Silver Anniversary is going to be one big party all year long. Each play I have selected to celebrate this occasion has been chosen as a tribute to our subscribers, donors, sponsors, and supporters."  (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Opens its Mainstage Season with the THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

 Bristol Riverside Theatre spells F-U-N when it opens its Mainstage season with the multiple Tony Award-winner The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman, running September 19-October 15.  Directed by Amy Kaissar, the ensemble cast features Will Carlyon, Andrew Coleman, Leigha Kato, Kathryn McCreary, Joshua Morgan, Robert Smythe, Phebe Taylor, T.J. Wagner, and Brooke Wetterhahn. (more...)

Andrea Frierson at RUSS KAPLAN'S BROADWAY JAZZ SESSION this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Andrea Frierson (Me & Ella, Once On This Island) and Chris Dilley (Broadway Inspirational Voices, Voca People) will be the featured vocalists in the September 10th installment of 'Russ Kaplan's Broadway Jazz Session,' the popular monthly series which presents In Transit composer Kaplan's innovative jazz interpretations of current Broadway favorites. Guests slated to appear later this year include Tony-winner Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Chicago) on October 1, and Marva Hicks (Motown; Caroline, or Change) on December 10. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 27, 2017
by - Aug 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 26, 2017
by - Aug 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/26/2017
by - Aug 26, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/26/2017. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens 'LIVE for FIVE' Lottery for First Preview of THE TREASURER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Friday, August 25, for the LIVE for FIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the world premiere of The Treasurer, a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Starts Performances 9/19 at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater  presents Guys and Dolls, a Tony Award-winning musical in the intimate Quadracci Powerhouse this September 19 - October 29. (more...)

Telly Leung, Mary Beth Peil and More to Honor Bebe Neuwirth at Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company celebrates the launch of their 2017-2018 season at their 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The evening honors two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 24, 2017
by - Aug 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Performer's Warehouse Kicks Off 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Performer's Warehouse is ready to take things to a new level for their 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 23, 2017
by - Aug 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

LIZZIE Rock Musical to Make Chicago Premiere as Firebrand's Inaugural Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to present its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden.  (more...)

Creative Caludron to Present D.C.-Area Premiere of THE MISTRESS CYCLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Creative Cauldron opens the 2017-18 season with the DC area premiere of an intelligent and thought-provoking new musical, The Mistress Cycle. Creative Cauldron Artistic Associate Matt Conner is directing the production. Created by an award-winning female musical theater creative team, Beth Blatt (Book and Lyrics) and Jenny Giering (Music), The Mistress Cycle tells the story of five mistresses from different times and cultures. (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 22, 2017
by - Aug 22, 2017

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

BWW's On This Day - August 21, 2017
by - Aug 21, 2017

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

INDUSTRY: Broadway Social Insight Report August 21, 2017 - WAR PAINT, GROUNDHOG DAY, COME FROM AWAY Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Aug 21, 2017

This week's top growing musicals were Groundhog Day, Come From Away, The Great Comet, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The top growing plays were 1984, A Dolls House Part 2, and The Play That Goes Wrong. (more...)

Video: Getting to Know ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's New Ti Moune, Hailey Kilgore
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 18, 2017

This week, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Hailey Kilgore has been cast as Ti Moune in the new Broadway production of Once On This Island following an extensive international search by the show's casting team.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stars from Broadway's HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and FUN HOME will gather for "Bad Year/Good Music," featuring the work of emerging musical theater writer Rebekah M. Allen (L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Winner, Best Lyrics/Composition for WE ARE THE TIGERS). (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Wendy Rosoff and Will Collyer about SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical, SUGAR in LA 9/24
by West of Broadway - Aug 17, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong are back from break and sitting down with Musical Theatre Guild members Will Collyer & Wendy Rosoff to discuss this remarkable organization and the work that goes behind producing their one night only musicals. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 16th, 2017: Live #Ham4Ham Returns for HAMILTON LA Opening and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lin-Manuel Miranda will be hosting a live #Ham4Ham in celebration of opening night of HAMILTON in LA and more! (more...)

Rebel Playhouse's EDNA THE STOMPER Makes World Premiere at the Chicago Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rebel Playhouse is thrilled to present the world premiere of the musical EDNA THE STOMPER, with a book by Laura Toffenetti, and music by Janet Jungden. Directed and choreographed by Sarah Sutliff, with musical direction by Christina Bottley, EDNA THE STOMPER begins performances on Saturday, September 2nd as a part of the Chicago Fringe Festival's Kid's Fringe. The performance schedule is 9/2 at 4:00PM, 9/3 at 1:00PM, and 9/4 at 2:30PM. Performances are at Jefferson Playhouse (4766 N Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60630). Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children. To purchase tickets visit (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017
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Hottest Articles on 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Finds Its 'Ti Moune' - Go Behind the Scenes and See a Special Message from the Star!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Hailey Kilgore, an 18 year-old Oregon native, will make her Broadway debut as Ti Moune in the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. Click below to go behind the scenes on the international search for Ti Moune, plus see a message from Hailey! (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM 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...)

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