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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter will premiere at New York City Center Stage II.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
La Jolla Playhouse announces a special fundraising event: The Who's Tommy: A Staged Concert Benefiting La Jolla Playhouse on Monday, October 14 at 7:30pm in the Mandell Weiss Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced The Music of Brian Gallagher, an evening featuring Broadway stars singing Gallagher's songs, on Saturday, October 19, at 8pm. Set to appear are Megan Hilty, Carly Hughes, Matt Cusson, and Carrie Manolakos, with more to be announced. At this event, music from Gallagher's concept album Brownstone will be heard live on the West Coast for the first time.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019
Slave Play, the acclaimed new work by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, is on its way to making its Broadway debut.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.
by Marianka Swain - May 22, 2019
Canadian actor and singer Tim Howar's past work includes Les Miserables, The Who's Tommy, Chess, and the 10th Anniversary production of Rent. He's also in the band Mike + The Mechanics. Currently, he's tackling one of the most iconic roles in musical theatre: playing the Phantom in the West End production.
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2019
The Kennedy Center presented the Broadway Center Stage production of The Who's Tommy, with direction and choreography by Josh Rhodes April 24-April 29, 2019. Check out highlights from the production below!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
As Jordan Berman pounds the New York City pavement searching for Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. As singles' nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan must face his own capacity to love and be loved. This hilarious and heart-wrenching Broadway comedy dives into the trenches of urban single life and the aspirational gay wedding, reminding us that you can't hurry love-no matter how much you wish you could.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Out of the Box Theatrics presents the Off-Broadway Premiere of THE PINK UNICORN by Elise Forier Edie. Directed by Amy Jones, this site-specific one-woman drama stars Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, Side Show, Sunset Boulevard). Previews begin May 9 at the Episcopal Actors' Guild with opening slated for May 15.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
The Old Globe announces cast and creative team as PigPen Theatre Co. returns with a world premiere musical: The Tale of Despereaux.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Make haste to downtown Aurora when Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks brings its summer touring production, The Comedy of Errors, to Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, for a free performance on Saturday, August 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Alice Ripley Returns to The Green Room 42 on July 20th with her solo performance, Ripley Prescription for Love and Recovery. The Tony winning actress will be joined by music director Brad Simmons for the evening.
by Joseph Harrison - Jun 2, 2019
It never ceases to amaze me how prolific and creative the theatrical community is here in Connecticut. With 80 + theatrical companies (at my last count) in the state, you don't have to go far to take in some amazing theatre. From professional, equity houses to community theatres, the variety, and unique offerings from each company is truly amazing. And speaking of unique offerings, I had the pleasure of attending my first performance at The Arts at Angeloria's in Southington for their production of Larry Gelbart, Cy Coleman, and David Zippel's musical CITY OF ANGELS, which also served as the premiere production in their new 100-seat "Art Barn." For those familiar with the musical, you will know that this is not an easy show to mount, especially in a smaller theatrical space. But for the company who performed THE WHO'S TOMMY in their small 50-seat black box space, if anyone was up to it, they were. As for CITY OF ANGELS? It is a valiant attempt with some high points that mostly overshadow any challenges that come from the limitations of the space.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today that they will be partnering with the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA) and R & R Productions, LLC for the world premiere musical 33 13 - House of Dreams. Written by local San Diegans Jonathan Rosenberg and Brad Ross, with additional contributions by Steve Gunderson and Javier Velasco, the debut production chronicles the success of Gold Star Recording Studios through the history of rock 'n' roll. The production will feature direction and choreography by Javier Velasco with musical direction and arrangements by Steve Gunderson. 33 13 - House of Dreams will run August 1 - 25, 2019, at San Diego REP's Lyceum Stage Theatre, with previews August 1 - 6, and press opening on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m.
by Peter Nason - Jun 17, 2019
A perfect remedy for the summertime blahs.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Chairman Martin Semple announced that two new members have been named to its Board of Trustees - Ruth Krebs, long-time DCPA patron and benefactor, and Broadway producer Brisa Trinchero.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Birmingham Hippodrome is proud to announce the all-star line-up for this year's must-see pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which plays from Saturday 21 December 2019 - Sunday 2 February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Based on the Book "We're All Bad in Bed," Bad in Bed Live has announced a Denver stop on its regional tour. The production will run August 15 - 17 at the Byron Theatre at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, University of Denver. 2344 East Iliff Ave, Denver 80210.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Pioneer Productions will present The Who's Tommy- The Original Rock Opera July 5-7 and 12-14 at The George Fry Center for the Arts at the Fair Lawn Community Center. The production is directed by Douglas McLaughlin with Choreography by Jon Mantes and musical direction by Bruce De La Cruz. Originally a concept album then a movie then a Broadway show Tommy's story of an insensate boy's journey from isolation & abuse to heroic connection and triumph has endured for half a century.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Izen and Koepfinger's 'Eve of Beltane' tells the oh so familiar tale of forbidden love and examines the very fabric of its nature. Beyond time, beyond space, we find that divine love can penetrate all boundaries - race, nation, and class. This timeless drama features the music and lyrics of Joe Izen with Henry Aronson as Musical Director. Cailin Heffernan will direct. Production Stage Management is by Byron C. Saunders.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
The cold never bothered Broadway anyway! Frozen is now playing at the historic St. James Theatre, where it opened on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and has been in the top 10 best-selling shows every week, establishing itself as the biggest musical hit of its season. Having grossed more than any new Broadway musical since Hamilton and set four St. James Theatre house records in less than a year, Frozen has been seen by nearly 1M people since its Denver pre-Broadway engagement. As the summer days heat up, we're cooling down by getting to know the current 2019 cast!
by Paula Kiger - Jul 31, 2019
Have you ever 'trash talked' a fellow theater-goer as you passed each other in the aisle? Probably not, right?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Tony Award winner and songwriter Alice Ripley will perform at Feinstein's/54 Below on August 29 & 30 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Stray Dog Theatre is excited to announce its 2019-2020 season. All subscriptions and individual tickets will go on sale August 1, 2019. For more information please visit our website at
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Deafinitely Theatre today announce the full cast of Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis UK tour. Artistic Director of Deafinitely Theatre, Paula Garfield, directs William Grint, Erin Hutchings, Esther McAuley and Jamie Rea. Opening at New Diorama Theatre on 31 October, with previews from 29 October and running until 6 November; the production then tours to Derby Theatre from 8a?" 10 November, before concluding its run at Wales Millennium Centre from 20 a?" 23 November.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The New York Pops will host its annual cabaret fundraiser at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.(performance at 6:30 p.m.) starring Tony and Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis. The event is hosted by New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich were two of the greatest names in international show business during much of the 20th century. At a time when popular culture was still defined by a small handful of artists, these were two of the biggest. Piaf enchanted the world with her singing, her moving life story, and unostentatious appearance; while Dietrich's beauty, elegance, and bewitching stare helped to define the meaning of a Hollywood star. They were both divas without compromise, whose lives were as theatrical as their performances. Yet, these two women, who couldn't be more dissimilar and approached life and art in very different ways, became fast friends and eventually lovers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
San Diego Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere musical 33 1/3 - House of Dreams. Written by local San Diegans Jonathan Rosenberg and Brad Ross, with additional contributions by Steve Gunderson and Javier Velasco, the debut production chronicles the success of Gold Star Recording Studios through the history of rock 'n' roll.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
LaVon Fisher-Wilson and the Vonettes Presents THE QUEENS OF FUNK AND SOUL Concert at The Triad.  The Triad Theatre is located at 158 West 72nd Street, New York, NY.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2019
Today's top stories: the soundtrack to JUDY is coming September 27 featuring Renee Zellweger, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
 As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of Woodstock this month, Remember Jones jumps into the festivities by presenting The Who's entire a?oeTommya?? album, which the band released 50 years ago and played in its entirety at Woodstock.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Playhouse on Park kicks off Season 11 With Dan Goggin's NUNSENSE, running September 18 a?" October 13. Revel in the madness of this hilariously funny musical comedy, featuring a troupe of dancing, singing nuns. NUNSENSE follows the crazy antics of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent. When their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally serves some tainted soup, poisoning 52 of the sisters, the five surviving nuns must band together to raise funds for their burials. The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at breakneck speed.
by Roy Berko - Aug 24, 2019
Kenneth Lonergan is noted for writing about decent people who are unexpectedly challenged by issues of ethics. In his 'Lobby Hero,' now on stage at Blank Canvas, the 2016 Oscar winner for 'Manchester by the Sea' specifically asks, 'What happens when emotions come in conflict with principles.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
North Shore Music Theatre has announced complete casting for the upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork, SUNSET BOULEVARD, which will star the previously announced Alice Ripley as the fading Hollywood star, Norma Desmond.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced the extension of its production run of 33 1/3 a?" House of Dreams, the world premiere musical written by local San Diegans Jonathan Rosenberg and Brad Ross, with additional contributions by Steve Gunderson and Javier Velasco, direction by Velasco and musical direction and arrangements by Gunderson. The show's run began August 1, 2019 and has been extended through Sunday, September 1, 2019 in the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2019
Norm Lewis and Holland Taylor guest starred on last week's episode of BETTER THINGS on FX. In the episode, the main character Sam goes to New York City to read for a play titled 'Skewered' alongside Lewis, Taylor, and other actors Mark Feuerstein, Gabrielle Ruiz, and Jon Jon Briones.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2019
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by Jennifer Perry - Apr 27, 2019
Broadway favorites Christian Borle and Mandy Gonzalez command the stage and give the best acting and vocal performances of the night as Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker, but Casey Cott disappoints as Tommy.
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Who's Tommy at the Kennedy Center! Check out the video of 'Pinball Wizard' below!
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2019
The Who's Tommy is now playing at Kennedy Center!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Last night, Beetlejuice officially opened on Broadway! We brought you all of the coverage, including photos, videos, and of course, the reviews! Check it all out below!
by Charles Shubow - Apr 26, 2019
From the beginning strumming of the electric guitars (Manny Moreira, Jim Roberts and Paul Henry) from the fabulous Kennedy Center Orchestra's 8-piece orchestra (Joe Mowart on Drums, Geoffrey Pilkington on Horn, and on Keyboards Michael Gacetta, Anthony Nalker, and Alex Tang) I was hooked. I had a perpetual smile on my face watching this spectacular production under the Direction of Josh Rhodes who also did the superb Choreography.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Who's Tommy at the Kennedy Center! Check out the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Seven Angels Theatre brings the equity production of the Rock Opera-THE WHO'S TOMMY to Waterbury from April 25-May 19. Tommy with Book by Des McAnuff, Pete Townsend. Music by Pete Townsend.