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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017
Hackney Empire today announces casting for its highly anticipated 2017 Christmas pantomime, Cinderella, having last been staged at the venue in 2011.
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016
It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016
Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016
Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016
In what he is calling the third part of a 'Cabaret Trilogy of Classic Hollywood Songwriters,' 2016 MAC Award nominee and 2015 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley will continue the run of his new show, Le Grand Tour: The Music of Michel Legrand, at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St., New York, NY) on November 19 at 7 pm. Macauley's Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist Tex Arnold and Jon Burr is on bass.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
Every great songwriter needs great interpreters. With the special digital release of her new single Hurry Home by Ghostlight Records on December 8th, Melissa Errico returns to her role as an interpreter of acclaimed French composer and songwriter, the multiple-Oscar-winning Michel Legrand (films include Yentl, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Thomas Crown Affair).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
Over the spring, Cynthia Erivo ran a half-marathon on a two-show day of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE. Now the super-fit Tony winner is back at it for this weekend's New York City Marathon, and she's inviting fans to track her throughout the run!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017
Actor, presenter and comedian, Rob Brydon, WhatsOnStage Award winner Scarlett Strallen and cabaret artist Meow Meow join the already announced Olivier Award-winning performer Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child and High Society), Joe Stilgoe and his band for London's best Christmas Party on Monday 11 December at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016
 Tony Award- winner and breakout star of Broadway's 'The Color Purple', Cynthia Erivo, will join Viola Davis in a brand new heist thriller 'Widows.'  
by Maeve Riley - May 9, 2017
BroadwayWorld takes a stroll through the La La Land while interviewing the creative team for the film. Director Damien Chazelle, Composer Justin Hurwitz, and Producer Jordan Horowitz fill us in on what it was like bringing Hollywood's latest blockbuster musical to life onscreen.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2016
Cynthia Erivo came straight from London to make her Broadway debut as 'Celie' in John Doyle's glorious revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Now that she's arrived, there's no stopping this future Broadway superstar. Below, watch as she explains why her nomination means so much to her.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016
It appears that perhaps the events of the last few days may have been just a bit too much, even for a fireball such as Erivo. The
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016
Cynthia Erivo gave a powerful performance of 'I'm Here' from Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE on last night's LATE SHOW on CBS. The role marks the Tony nominee's Broadway debut.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017
St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips.
by Walter McBride - Jun 4, 2016
On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next week, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for The Color Purple, Cynthia Erivo, as captured by Walter McBride!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016
In what he is calling the third part of a “Cabaret Trilogy of Classic Hollywood Songwriters,” 2016 MAC Award nominee and 2015 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley will launch his new show, Le Grand Tour: The Music of Michel Legrand, at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St., New York, NY) on August 12 at 7 pm. Over the past four years, Macauley has celebrated the songbooks of Academy Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning songwriters of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, Norman Gimbel (It Was Me: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel) and Henry Mancini (Mr. Lucky: The Songs of Henry Mancini). Now, Macauley will turn his evocative vocals and on-stage charm to exploring the work of the legendary French film composer who wrote the scores and themes to the movie musicals, “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” “Young Girls of Rochefort” and “Yentl,” as well as countless other films.
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016
On THE VIEW, Actress Cynthia Erivo talks about stepping into the role of Celie in Broadway's 'The Color Purple' and the advice she received from Whoopi.
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016
Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo stopped by last night's DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH on Comedy Central to talk about starring in the highly emotional revival of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016
Cynthia Erivo has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role as Celie in THE COLOR PURPLE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017
Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. joined by the Radio City Rockettes performed 'New York, New York' at THE TONY AWARDS.  Watch the performance below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016.  Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon.  This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."  
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016
From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016
The Old Globe presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. It will be directed by Gordon Edelstein in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where Edelstein serves as Artistic Director (and no, he is not related to Barry).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018
The magical world of artist Marc Chagall and his wife Bella will be tenderly brought to life onstage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) next month in director Emma Rice's production of Daniel Jamieson's The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk.  Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella are immortalized as the picture of romance. On the painter's canvas they flew, but in real life they walked through some of the most challenging times in 20th Century history-navigating the devastation of war, the Russian Revolution and each other. Following the artistic heights of Brief Encounter and 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Kneehigh and Rice return to The Wallis with a production that combines the visuals of Chagall's paintings with the music and dance of the Russian-Jewish tradition. Performances begin February 23 and run through Sunday, March 11, 2018 with opening night set for Saturday, February 24 at 7:30pm. The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk is made possible in part by the generous support of Camille and Arnon Adar. Theater @ The Wallis Series is sponsored by Montage Beverly Hills and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the workshop Raising Money for Theater: Who, How, and When to Ask, part of TRU Boot Camps on February 4, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor, NYC. Basic pricing is $175 for non-members, $150 for TRU members with $25 off for early birds, thru 1/26. Discount codes available for anyone who has applied to any of the upcoming festivals, as well as students. Email TRUStaff1@gmail.com with proof of a festival application, or a student ID, and TRU will provide you with a code for $40 or $60 off (for a Festival price of $135 or Student price of $115).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the workshop Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, part of TRU Boot Camps on February 4, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017
Cynthia Erivo, back in London after a year and a half of THE COLOR PURPLE & more took to Facebook Live this morning to make an exciting announcement. September of 2015 was the star's last concert in the UK, and she shared with her British fans that she'd be returning to the London concert stage later this week for an 'intimate evening.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017
The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their popular Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, March 4, 2018. In deference to Oscar night, the event will start one hour earlier than usual: from 4:30pm - 8:00pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W 54th St., 11th floor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017
In what he has been calling the third part of a 'Cabaret Trilogy of Classic Hollywood Songwriters,' 2016 MAC Award nominee and 2016 and 2015 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley will continue the run of his most recent show, Le Grand Tour: The Music of Michel Legrand, at Don't Tell Mama (W 46th St., between 8th & 9th Ave) on March 17 at 7 pm. Macauley's Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist Tex Arnold and Jon Burr is on bass. After performing his Legrand Tribute show at the Metropolitan Room last August, BistroAwards.com called it ' . . . smart, funny, and well constructed . . . a good mix of classic and rarer material . . .'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017
St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips.
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 22, 2016
THE COLOR PURPLE is an unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity. With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life. This unforgettable and intensely moving new production that has just opened on Broadway months prior, mesmerized audiences when it premiered at London's acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory, where critics hailed it as 'a revelation' (Mark Shenton, The Stage). Now, this American classic comes to Broadway with a powerhouse cast including celebrated London star Cynthia Erivo, who recreates her electrifying performance as Celie. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017
Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for Romeo and Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer, and Twelfth Night directed by Emma Rice.
by Marianka Swain - Feb 17, 2016
New artistic director Emma Rice has made a statement of intent with a major piece of casting at her inaugural Globe Wonder Season. Performance artist Meow Meow will debut as Titania in opening production A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this April, which Rice directs.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016
Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts at The Royal Conservatory of Music, today announced the return engagement of cabaret star Meow Meow on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8 pm, as part of the Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage concert series, is being re-scheduled to Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8pm due to a scheduling conflict.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
Every great songwriter needs great interpreters. With the special digital release today of her new single 'Hurry Home' by Ghostlight Records, Melissa Errico returns to her role as interpreter of acclaimed French composer and songwriter, the multiple-Oscar-winning Michel Legrand (films include Yentl, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Thomas Crown Affair). An intimate music video has also been created for this digital release, directed by Gary Gardner (who has shot videos for musical artists like Macklemore, Mos Def and Lenny Kravitz) - check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
Every great songwriter needs great interpreters. With the special digital release of her new single 'Hurry Home' by Ghostlight Records today, December 8th, Melissa Errico returns to her role as an interpreter of acclaimed French composer and songwriter, the multiple-Oscar-winning Michel Legrand (films include Yentl, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Thomas Crown Affair).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016
Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016
Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015
Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015
Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of Lives of Reason, a world premiere written by Robert Rechnitz and Kenneth Stunkel, directed by Jonathan Fox. Performances will begin in Two River's Marion Huber Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, January 9 and continue through Sunday, February 7. The opening night performance is Friday, January 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsors are Monmouth University and Saker ShopRites.
by Meet the Cast - Dec 10, 2015
The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016
Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017
The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation has announced the winner of this year's The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the highest honor at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Joseph Harrison - Aug 14, 2017
With an array of musical influences including musical storytellers like Billy Joel and Tom Waits, French classical composers and gospel music, Daniel Zaitchik's sound was bound to be unique. This recent Ed Kleban award winner brings his new musical DARLING GRENADINE to the Goodspeed's Terris Theatre beginning August 18. The musical, which centers on a jingle composer, Harry, his girlfriend, Louise and their life in Manhattan tells its story with a contemporary but classic MGM musical feel. I had the chance to sit down with Daniel and talk about his inspiration for the show, the creative path it has taken (including a recent workshop at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center), and his own creative process.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016
 It was announced today Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016
What happens when you mix Broadway's hottest new star with pop music's reigning queen? Something like what went down at #Ham4Ham today, as Rory O'Malley welcomed Tony winner Cynthia Erivo, who performed 'Sandcastles' from Beyonce's Lemonade.  Check it out below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2016
Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive video of one of the evening's most jaw-dropping performances from one of Broadway's newest superstars. Watch as THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo performs 'A Piece of Sky' from YENTL.