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by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2020
There is a new founding father on Broadway! Watch below as Kelly Wairimu Davis sits down with Tamar Greene to chat about his new role in Broadway's mega-hit, Hamilton.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Bucks County Playhouse has announced final casting for the world premiere production of the new musical-comedy adventure, 'Other World.' The musical, which celebrates the ability to find heroes in unexpected places, begins performances at the Playhouse on March 13 and run through April 11 with an official opening night on March 28.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020
The Kennedy Center announced additional performance and event cancelations due to COVID-19, including upcoming engagements of Scottish Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet, as well as this year's iteration of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020
Nikki Renee Daniels has posted a video of herself doing the #broadwayremixchallenge!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Deer Valley Music Festival Principal Conductor Conner Gray Covington and Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) Interim President & CEO Patricia A. Richards today announced the lineup for the Utah Symphony's 2020 Deer Valley Music Festival in Park City, Utah. The six-week, 19-concert music festival begins on Friday, July 3, 2020 and runs through Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Subscriptions, group and VIP tickets are on sale now. Single-concert tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 12 PM (MDT) at, 801-533-NOTE (801-533-6683) and through ArtTix outlets.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
The Atlanta Opera has committed to crafting medical masks for use in area hospitals affected by shortages in personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
Broadway Sings for Pride posted a terrific clip today of Waitress alum, NaTasha Yvette Williams, performing 'I Didn't Plan It' during her solo show, It's Just Love, at The Green Room 42 this past November. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
Kennedy Center performances of Once on This Island, Soundtrack '63, and Washington National Opera's Porgy and Bess have been canceled, due to COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Bard SummerScape's 17th edition celebrates one of the most important female figures in classical music history, with seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film and the SummerScape Spiegeltent, centered around the 31st Bard Music Festival, 'Nadia Boulanger and Her World.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
After its sold-out 2018 debut, the biennale MOVING BODY - MOVING IMAGE Festival, conceived and curated by the accomplished choreographer, dancer, teacher, and filmmaker Gabri Christa, returns to Barnard College.
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020
How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2020
Actor Dwayne Clark, his 8-year old son DJ, and his 11-year old daughter Jada have launched a series of children's books that portrays life lessons from their family experiences to motivate young readers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
The cast of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL will celebrate their cast album release at 7PM on Monday, March 23, at Barnes & Noble's 150 East 86th St. location.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Emojiland has canceled its performances this evening due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Emojiland today announced that they will be suspending the post-show stage door autograph & photo opportunity, as part of continued efforts to protect audience and cast safety from the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).
by Rob Lester - Mar 10, 2020
Highlights of Broadway are in the spotlight, sung (and occasionally danced) in the valued and audience-pleasing concert series at The Town Hall in NYC. Shows from the first five years of the 21st century were represented in the season opener.
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 - Mar 1, 2020
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for March, 2020.
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 7, 2020
Today's subject Marva Hicks is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre in the World Premiere Musical Gun & Powder. The production runs through February 23rd in Signature's MAX Theatre space. You'll be able to see my review of the show on Broadway World soon. Trust me it will be worth the wait.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Taylor Iman Jones will temporarily join the cast of Emojiland The Musical, stepping into the role of Princess for Lesli Margherita who will be away for one week (Feb 18 - 23, a total of 8 performances), fulfilling a prior obligation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the company's 2020-2021 season. It features four mainstage productions, including The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, both of which are being performed on a Lyric Opera of Kansas City stage for the first time. Two all-time favorites known for incomparable melodies - Verdi's beloved La traviata and Bizet's passionate Carmen - round out the extraordinarily diverse season. The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra will accompany all performances at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Find biographies of the casts and creative teams at Lyric Opera of Kansas City and find high-resolution photos here.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2020
Emojiland has released new video footage! Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Shelby Acosta and Karl Skyler Urban have joined the cast of Emojiland as understudies, along with Geena Quintos who has joined the company as a swing. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and David C. Bohnett Chief Executive Officer Chair Chad Smith today announced the 2020/21 Walt Disney Concert Hall season featuring three trailblazing new projects: Pan-American Music Initiative and America: The Stories We Tell led by Gustavo Dudamel and Seoul Festival curated by Unsuk Chin; the premieres of 27 LA Phil commissions; the revival of LA Phil productions including the landmark Tristan Project collaboration of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Peter Sellars and Bill Viola; and performances by world-renowned guest artists including Yuja Wang, Hélène Grimaud, Lang Lang, Itzhak Perlman, Yefim Bronfman, Leila Josefowicz, Katia and Marielle Labèque and Barbara Hannigan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
As part of its third season in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Target Margin Theater will continue its multi-year exploration of The One Thousand and One Nights with P*ssyc*ck Know Nothing, a new work that wrestles with The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad stories from the collection of classic Silk Road tales.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Anthony Minghella's production of Madam Butterfly returns to the Coliseum. Premiered 15 years ago at English National Opera (ENO) and now onto its seventh revival, this popular production is back to entrance audiences with its mix of stunning cinematic imagery, traditional Japanese theatre and Puccini's powerful music.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we makea?"and the people we becomea?"once we've had a change in latitude. The Fox Cities P.A.C. is pleased to announce that Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will come to the Fox Cities from March 24 to March 29. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
American Soprano Karen Slack joins concert pianist Reed Tetzloff for a celebration of Art Song and African American music. Performances of the new program will take place on February 18th at 7:00PM in The Revelation Gallery at St. John's in the Village in New York City, and on February 23rd at 3:00PM at Jacobs Music in Trenton, New Jersey. The program will include the art songs by Schubert, R. Strauss, Turina, Ravel, H.L. Adams, H.T. Burleigh and U.S. Moore; and spirituals arranged by M. Hogan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Proud Image Theatre Company, a new theatre company dedicated to showcasing works primarily from the LGBTQIA+ community, today announced that it will present its maiden production TOMORROW WE LOVE, a gender-bending, comedic homage to the classic romantic films of the mid-twentieth century. Written by Jeffrey Vause and directed by Grant Neale, the production will run March 5 - March 22, 2020 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue. The official press opening will be on Thursday, March 12.
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 27, 2020
A musical tribute to timeless talents Billy Strayhorn and Lee Morgan will be performed on March 11th by the Terell Stafford Quintet on stage at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Calling all Broadway fans! Join your favorite Broadway stars and creative luminaries for the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, heading from New York City to Bermuda, October 10-14, 2020. Among the newest additions to the inaugural cruise include:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Annapolis Opera will present Carlisle Floyd's tragic American opera, Susannah, on Friday, March 13 (7:30pm) and Sunday, March 15 (3pm), as well as an Opera Insight Series preceding the performances. Both performances and programs will be held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Tickets are available here.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Santa Barbara Symphony presents a musical love letter to the City of Lights featuring a screening of Academy Award-winning film An American in Paris with live accompaniment from the Santa Barbara Symphony under the baton of guest conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos, on March 21 and 22 at the Granada Theatre. This engaging and light-hearted Hollywood classic stars Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron as they dance their way through post-war Paris to the tunes of George Gershwin. 
by BWW Contests - Feb 21, 2020
Get ready because we're giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Norm Lewis in concert with Seth Rudetsky! The winner will receive two tickets to the concert on March 6, 2020 at The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. The contest will run now through February 28th at 11:59PM EST, so make sure to enter for your chance to win TODAY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
In George Gershwin's short 38 years, he and his brother Ira wrote dozens of the most beloved songs of all time, changing the art of songwriting forever.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the company for August Wilson's Seven Guitars. Tazewell Thompson (Arena's Jubilee) will direct this Tony Award-nominated play. Set in 1940s Pittsburgh, seven lives are interconnected when old friend and blues singer Floyd Barton vows to turn his life around after a surprise windfall leaves him hopeful for a second chance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Whether it's dramatic opera films, a celebratory community-based event, animated evenings of disco-glam and dance fundraising, or an intimate evening with musical storytelling, Spruce Peak Arts offers game-changing performances for everyone!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce its historic centennial season, celebrating 100 years of creating exceptional theatre in one of Southern California's most beautiful & vibrant communities!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
#CheerUpCharlie - The Show which will be taking place at The Actors' Church in Covent Garden on Sunday 3rd May at 7.30pm with an All-Star West End Cast celebrating their Ambassador Charlie Kristensen and his campaign with The Diana Award to raise awareness of anti-bullying. Proceeds from ticket sales are going to The Diana Award which runs the UK's leading anti-bullying school programme.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make - and the people we become - once we've had a change in latitude. Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) has announced that Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will come to San Antonio, TX for two performances on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 PM and Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
a?oe1776a?? is now on sale at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and featuring a book by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, a?oe1776a?? will begin a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson from July 21 through August 23, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Kennedy Center will hold its 2020 gala on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:30pm. Join The Kennedy Center for an intimate dinner and unforgettable Gala concert with Tony, Emmy, and Grammya?"winning artist Audra McDonald and Tony-winning artist Brian Stokes Mitchell.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus, along with Resident Company support from Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and The Philadelphia Orchestra, celebrates Women's History Month in March 2020 with an array of programming honoring a breadth of female artistry and expression. Additionally, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Philadelphia and Drexel University's Vision 2020's 'Women 100' National Women's Equality Initiative will host a series of events, including the Seat at the Table FREE and interactive exhibition, opening in March and running through September in the Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Today, the Metropolitan Opera announced its 2020-21 season, the first in which Yannick Nézet-Séguin assumes his full breadth of musical duties as the company's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting six productions. His schedule includes the Met premiere of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, the first contemporary opera conducted by the maestro on the Met stage, as part of his ongoing commitment to opera of our time at the Met, which will expand in the seasons to come.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Previously announced, Leg Up On Life's NIGHT OF LIFE benefiting The Trevor Project will return to Sony Hall Monday, February 24th, 2020. The explosive arts performance party is back with a stacked line up containing some of the most enticing Choreographers, Musicians, and Drag Queens to be found in New York all coming together to raise money for The Trevor Project.
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
MGM has set Dee Rees is set to write and direct a feature film adaptation of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess for MGM, according to Deadline.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2020
BroadwayWorld has already shared a list of songs to keep you inspired during these trying times, as well as exclusive daily content from some of your favorite Broadway stars. Now, we're bringing you some musical inspiration straight from the stars themselves! What are they listening to to stay sane? Find out below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
The premiere of Lyric Opera of Kansas City is holding auditions for their  production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, scheduled for Nov. 7-15 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.