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by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned today the complete cast, design and production team for Guys and Dolls, the first show of its second century, June 10 - 16.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Jason Ma and his company of Asian American actors are currently in rehearsal at different venues around Salt Lake City for the upcoming semi-staged concert presentations of his new musical Gold Mountain, which has sold out its Salt Lake City run. Those hoping to catch one of the Spike 150 celebration performances can see this original musical in nearby Ogden.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
On Thursday, May 16, 2019 there will be two staged readings in New York City of the Broadway-bound new musical, DANCERS AT A WATERFALL, with book by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Karen Hartman, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire, based on the novel, 'Behind the Painting' by Siburapha.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Be up close and personal with the indomitable Broadway icon Chita Rivera as she recreates signature moments from her legendary career in CHITA & FRIENDS, coming to the Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College at 8 p.m., Friday, June 28.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon, the sixth show of its second century, July 27 – August 2. Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon is proudly sponsored by Ameren.     
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces a stellar cast of acclaimed Broadway and TV stars for The Language Archive, launching the Tony Award-winning theatre company's celebratory 50th Anniversary season. Written by Julia Cho, whose Aubergine captured rapturous praise and multiple awards, The Language Archive is balanced delightfully between affection and adversity. The quirky comedy tells the whimsical, life-affirming chronicle of a linguist fighting to preserve the dying languages of far-flung cultures, only to neglect the promise and passion of his own.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
In celebration of 86 Years of Theatre By The Sea (TBTS), owner and producer Bill Hanney has announced the 2019 summer schedule for the Monday Concerts and Events Series, which will be held on select Mondays throughout the season.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd now through June 1 at Reboot Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2019
Zions Bank in partnership with Spike150, CRWDA and Ogden Musical Theatre presented Gold Mountain, written by 2017 ASCAP Foundation's Cole Porter Award recipient Jason Ma as a series of semi-staged concert performances at the Regent Street Black Box at The Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City and in partnership with Ogden Musical Theatre, at the historic Peery's Egyptian Theater in Ogden, May 8 - May 11.
by Sarah Hookey - May 21, 2019
Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present TENACITY, a one-night-only concert of founding artist Peter Mills' songs for tenors, spanning 20 years of new musicals. 
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Since George Washington took office in 1783, writing letters to the President has provided citizens of all ages, races, political parties, and backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes, and dreams. Letters to the President reimagines this archival canon of letters as a multi-composer song cycle, with each song inspired by an individual letter in the archive.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
To celebrate the work of MTF's People of Color Roundtable on Monday May 20th, Musical Theatre Factory will present a one night only evening of new musical theatre works by and for people of color. These electrifying, witty, powerful, complex and poignant songs explore a range of stories told by the ones who are meant to tell it- songs about matters pertaining to race and just plain ol' humanity! Curated by Natasha Sinha and Ianne Fields Stewart. Reclaiming Our Time will take place at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) on Monday, May 20 at 7pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at mtf.nyc/events.
by Nancy Grossman - May 15, 2019
Over the course of the last twenty years, Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos has been a man with a mission. During that time period, he has systematically presented the works of composer Stephen Sondheim at the Lyric Stage Company, beginning with ASSASSINS in the 1998-1999 season, and concluding with PACIFIC OVERTURES to wrap up the 2018-2019 season. In spite of the daunting nature of the undertaking, Veloudos has tackled it with gusto and proven himself to be a meritorious interpreter of the Sondheim canon. Collaborating with Music Director Jonathan Goldberg, Choreographer Micheline Wu, and his familiar roster of designers, Veloudos recreates the musical in his own vision, downsizing what originated as a behemoth show to fit the parameters of the Lyric's thrust stage.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Telly Leung has released a set of dance remixes of 'New York State of Mind' in celebration of next month's World Pride in New York and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. The tracks are co-released by Yellow Sound Label / Dauman Music.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2019
The Broadway transfer of Beetlejuice begins previews tonight, March 28th. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2019 recipients of the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards-a series of grants that recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Finish off your week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Classic Stage Company announces their 2019-2020 season. Bookended by two John Doyle-directed productions-William Shakespeare's Macbeth (October-December 2019) and Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins (April-June, 2020)-the lineup also includes two canonical works of gothic horror: Dracula and Frankenstein, presented in repertory, January-March 2020, based on the novels by Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley.
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Teri Schwartz, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, announced today that two-time Golden Globe-nominated actor Pierce Brosnan has been named the 2019 commencement keynote speaker. Filmmaker Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust) will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award in Film/Television/Digital Media and actor-activist George Takei (Allegiance) will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award in Theater. Dean Schwartz will preside over the event to be held on Friday, June 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at UCLA's Royce Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
The Group Rep presents a musical staged reading of PEACH BOY, based on a 200 year old favorite fairy tale character Momotaro, book and lyrics by Tony Pinizzotto, music by Phil Luna, directed by Hisato Masuyama. PEACH BOY is a timeless tale of love, adventure, and coming-of-age; crafted to excite as it restores your faith in never being told you're too old to dream. Two performances only! Tuesday, July 2 at 8 pm and Wednesday, July 3 at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the return of an all-new edition of A Broadway Celebration created exclusively for our audience. Producer and host, New York Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis returns with five of Broadway's finest vocalists, who will recreate some of their most memorable and favorite musical moments as they celebrate the spectrum from classic to contemporary Broadway. The concert will allow the performers to display their great talents and versatility, share backstage behind-the-scenes anecdotes and conduct an enlightening and entertaining question and answer session with the audience. Scheduled performers are two-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Broadway Musical, Les Miserables), Telly Leung (Aladdin, Allegiance, In Transit, Godspell, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song, RENT), Drama Desk Award nominee Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Aspects of Love, Chess), Wade Preston (Movin' Out), and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King). Musical DirectorAccompanist will once again be Jon Balcourt (Dear Evan Hansen, The Book of Mormon).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces a stellar cast of acclaimed Broadway and TV stars for The Language Archive, launching the Tony Award-winning theatre company's celebratory 50th Anniversary season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Lovers of new theatre will gather this August for an advance look at tomorrow's hits at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2019 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. This unique festival offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, and hear about the creative process in a "Meet the Artists" panel discussion. With multiple performances of each work, playwrights and composers are able to revise and refine their shows during the festival, allowing audiences to view the exciting evolution of brand new pieces of theatre. The popular festival runs August 9 - 18, 2019 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Festival passes ($65 general$49 season subscribers) and single event tickets ($20) can be purchased online at theatreworks.org or by calling (650) 463-1960.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Storytelling & Broadway, a new leadership lab experience from Masie Productions, welcomes corporate America to Broadway with this fresh take on learning and development. Created by producer and learning guru Elliott Masie (The Prom, The Cher Show), Broadway star Telly Leung (Aladdin,Allegiance), and storyteller and Broadway press rep Emily McGill (The Lion King, A Raisin in the Sun), Storytelling & Broadway features a panel conversation with theatre professionals discussing storytelling on stage and off, as well as exploring the skills and tactics that help Broadway shows to come together.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
After a nationwide search auditioning over 400 hopefuls, David Venn has announced the Australian cast for the Broadway smash BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh today announces he is delighted that in honour of Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday next March, the Queen's Theatre will be renamed the Sondheim Theatre, making him the only living artist to have a theatre named in his honour both in the West End and on Broadway. Following the renovation of wartime bomb damage and a major restoration of the auditorium and the complete backstage, the newly named Sondheim Theatre will continue as the home of world's longest running musical Les Miserables as it enters its 35th year.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of prolific producer, director, writer, and the individual recipient of the most Tony Awards in multiple categories in history, Harold Prince, who passed away on July 31, 2019 at age 91. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, July 31 at exactly 7:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Broadway In Chicago will honor Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince by dimming the marquee lights and observing a moment of silence, tonight a?" Wednesday, July 31 at 7:15 PM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Mean Girls just announced the ladies who will lead the First National Tour as 'The Plastics'. The Mean Girls National Tour launches on September 21 in Buffalo, NY. Click here for the full tour route. We're getting to know the three leading ladies with a closer look at some of their past performances!
by Rialto Chatter - Jul 25, 2019
Steven Pasquale may be returning to the stage in an upcoming production of the musical Assassins at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Are you up for a slice of pie? Stop by FlynnSpace Aug. 1-3 to see Flynn Youth Theatre Company present Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
The Wizard of Oz is now playing at the Family Performing Arts Center in residence at Bridgewater State University. The cast is helmed by FPAC crowd favorites, Jim Quinn (FPAC's The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Seussical) as the Cowardly Lion and Katia Greene (FPAC's Once Upon a Mattress, Beauty & the Beast, Seussical) as The Wicked Witch of the West.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Sparkling with sass and inspired by the cult 90s movie starring Kristen Dunst, this high energy hit comes from the minds of Broadway's creative royalty, while the death-defying stunts performed by world-class cheerleading champions ensure broad appeal.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Sparkling with sass and inspired by the cult 90s movie starring Kristen Dunst, this high energy hit comes from the minds of Broadway's creative royalty, while the death-defying stunts performed by world-class cheerleading champions ensure broad appeal.
by Jim Munson - Jul 16, 2019
Broadway and TV actor Frances Jue is currently starring in TheatreWorks' production of Julia Cho's 'The Language Archive.' Mr. Jue recently talked to BroadwayWorld about his lengthy and surprising career path, from his formative experiences with Stephen Sondheim and TheatreWorks to working with Tony winners David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, and of course his continuing role on the CBS television series 'Madam Secretary.' His fascinating story serves as an inspiring example for anyone who doesn't see a clear path to success or struggles to find a place to fit in.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd as the musical plays at Teatro Nuovo Nov. 14-17.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
In The Company of Harold Prince opens September 18, 2019 in the Library's Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Ma-Yi Theater Company - which previously announced that Shelley Butler will direct the world-premiere play FRUITING BODIES by Asian-American playwright Sam Chanse - proudly announces KIMIYE CORWIN (Noises Off, Henry VI), EMMA KIKUE (God Said This, Up the Hill), JEFFREY OMURA (House Rules, Hamlet) and THOM SESMA (Superhero, Pacific Overtures) will star in the Off-Broadway production, which begins previews on April 23 prior to its official press opening on April 28 at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street) in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT), a resident company of the Aronoff Center for the Arts, is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Season, including two full-scale musical productions in the Jarson-Kaplan Theater and three Studio Series productions in the intimate Fifth Third Bank Theater.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2019
Broadway officially took trip to the Netherworld last night with the opening of Beetlejuice at the Winter Garden Theatre! All throughout opening night, cast member Kelvin Moon Loh showed BroadwayWorld behind the scenes as she took over our Instagram Story. From all the morning preparations to shenanigans at the theatre, Kelvin gave us a peek into the whole being dead thing! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive it all again), we've compiled footage from the takeover; check it all out below!
by Linnae Medeiros - Apr 24, 2019
It's showtime! Beetlejuice's Otho himself, Kelvin Moon Loh, is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story for the show's opening night tomorrow, April 25th! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a peek at everything that goes into opening, from pre-show to the after party! You're not gonna want to miss this trip to the Netherworld!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Jennifer Barnhart was such a hit in her first solo cabaret show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre this month that due to popular demand, she's been invited back for an encore performance of "It's About Time!" on Sunday, May 19th. Showtime is at 7pm. Click here for tickets.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Next month, Broadway is coming to Los Angeles with the new 'Broadway Artist Lab' created by Rick Edinger, Andrew Burrill, and Kate Rancka. The groundbreaking educational experience will feature Broadway creators and educators in a series of curated musical theatre workshops, coachings, and live events.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that The Muny announced today 25 principal cast members for the first season of its second century. Complete company casting will be announced throughout April and May. The 101st season opens on a brand new, state-of-the-art stage with Muny favorite Guys and Dolls followed by the U.S. regional premiere of Kinky Boots. The season continues with 1776, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Footloose and a newly-reimagined Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon. Season 101 closes with the highly-anticipated Muny debut of Roald Dahl's Matilda.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2019
Prospect Theater Company celebrated twenty years of bringing to life original musical theater works at their 2019 Gala at Manhattan Penthouse in New York on April 8.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Cast & creative team announced for Pacific Overtures at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Letters to the President is a new multi-composer song cycle that reimagines letters written to Presidents throughout United States history. Each song is inspired by an individual archival letter and written by a different composer or writing team. The evening will feature composers' songs performed by a Broadway cast alongside readings of the letters that inspired them.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
After years of playing well with others - whether singing backup for friends' shows, or crooning alongside a cast of puppet characters - Jennifer Barnhart stepped into the spotlight and slayed in her debut solo cabaret, fittingly titled, 'It's About Time!' at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at the Westbank Cafe on 42nd Street.