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by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018
The full cast for The 5th Avenue Theatre's spectacular new production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which stars Deaf actorJoshua Castille as Quasimodo, has been announced. Castille will use American Sign Language (ASL) throughout his performance, bringing new life and perspective to Quasimodo, who is deaf in the novel by Victor Hugo.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5/31/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production team for the theatre's centennial season production of The Wiz, June 19 - 25. 
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018
Charles Dickens' beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it's too late?
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN, a new play by Jonathan Van Dyke, will be featured at the Tampa International Fringe Festival at the HCC Studio Theatre in Tampa, FL. May 3 - 6, 2018, starring Wesley Eure (TV's Land of the Lost, Days of Our Lives, Dragon Tales), George Dvorsky (Broadway's Scarlett Pimpernel, Passion, and Madam Secretary), Justin Lore (Forbidden Broadway, Disney's Finding Nemo), and Jacob Thompson (The Perfect Murder). Directed by Jonathan Van Dyke, SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN was awarded Outstanding Production and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play at the All Out Arts: Fresh Fruit Festival in NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018
This April, 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 - Mar 3, 2018
Producers John Lant and Tamra Pica with Write Act Repertory are pleased to present the West Coast premiere of Elise Arndt's award-winning one-woman show SING BIBI SING! The Untold Tales of Bibi Osterwald. Opening at Write Act Repertory's home, the Brickhouse Theatre, in North Hollywood on March 30th, at 8 p.m. for seven performances, after a sold out run in New York. The musical is written by and stars Elise Arndt, the granddaughter of the late Bibi Osterwald. The show is directed by Christine O'Grady, (HAIR, tick, tick…BOOM!), with musical direction by Doug Peck and The Doug Peck Trio. (Winner: six Joseph Jefferson Awards for his musical direction, two After Dark Awards, The Guy Adkins Award, and the Sarah Siddons Award). Tickets will go on sale next week with Brown Paper Tickets.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018
The Muny announced today that Grammy Award-winner Nathan Lee Graham will play the title role in The Wiz. Starring alongside Graham will be Jared Grimes as Scarecrow, Mykal Kilgore as Lion and James T. Lane as Tinman. In its first Muny staging in 36 years, The Wiz is the second production of the historic outdoor theatre's centennial season. The Wiz is directed by Denis Jones and choreographed by Camille A. Brown with music direction by Darryl Archibald. The Wiz is proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018
Initial casting has been announced for The Muny's production of THE WIZ - part of their 100th season. Grammy Award winner Nathan Lee Graham will star as The Wizard, Jared Grimes will portray the scarecrow, Mykal Kilgore will ring to life the Lion, and James T. Lane will ease on down the road as the Tinman.
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2018
Escape to Margaritaville opened last week at the Marquis Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Matt Allen below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Academy Award and Golden Globe winning performer George Chakiris and acclaimed dancer, Barrie Chase have been named the honorees for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry.  Emmy and Grammy nominated choreographer/director/singer Toni Basil will receive the organization's Choreographer's Award.  PDS' 31st Anniversary Luncheon will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) in Beverly Hills, CA.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 6/7/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
On Saturday, June 23rd BroadwayWorld took our Instagram followers behind the scenes of The Muny's production of THE WIZ with Jared Grimes on two-show day!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018
Tomorrow Saturday, June 23rd BroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of THE WIZ when Jared Grimes takes us behind the scenes of a two-show day!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018
Tomorrow Saturday, June 23rd BroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of THE WIZ when Jared Grimes takes us behind the scenes of a two-show day!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018
Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Clarke Thorell will assume the role of Zoltan Karparthy in its award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY beginning Tuesday, June 26 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Manu Narayan, who originated the role in the production, will play his final performance on Sunday, June 24.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 6/14/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Producer Mark Cortale has announced that his internationally acclaimed concert series will bring two of Broadway's leading ladies to Nantucket, Massachusetts' Dreamland Theater this summer with Broadway @ Dreamland. Christine Ebersole, a two-time Tony Award winner for "Grey Gardens" and "42nd Street" and star of Oscar-winning films such as "Amadeus" and "Tootsie," will perform on Monday, July 23 at 7:30 PM. Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's "Smash" and Broadway's "Wicked" and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of "Noises Off", will join the series on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:30 PM. Seth Rudetsky, the Sirius XM radio star who the New York Times called "The Mayor of Broadway," joins both performances as pianist and host. The format of the concert will be a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky's insightful, funny and revealing questions - and the music from the stars' stellar Broadway careers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season closing production of Meet Me In St. Louis, August 4 - 12. 
by Walter McBride - Jul 30, 2018
Head Over Heels had its Legacy Robe ceremony last week before its opening night performance. The robe was given to Justin Prescott. Check out photos from the ceremony below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Mark Cortale's premiere season of the Broadway @ Dreamland concert series is set to welcome one of Broadway's favorite, and fastest-rising leading ladies to Nantucket next month. Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's "Smash" and Broadway's "Wicked" and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of "Noises Off", makes her Nantucket debut on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to produce THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE for the first time, August 7-12 at the Benedum Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018
Gingold Theatrical Group announces the next presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2018
Today's subject Rob Berman is currently living his Theatre Life as the Musical Director for the world premiere of Dave at Arena Stage. The production, based on the 1993 film and directed by Tina Landau, runs through August 19th in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theatre space.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to bring Lerner and Loewe's BRIGADOON from the Scottish Highlands to the Benedum Center stage July 17 - 22. As part of its ongoing mission to celebrate musical theater, Pittsburgh CLO often revives classics, thus introducing new audiences to the masterpieces of Broadway's golden age.
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 19, 2018
Upon learning that Elliot's new partner is a 20-year-old named Trey, Jodi and Benjamin immediately mistrust his motives. Trey swears that he loves Elliot regardless of their difference in age, but Jodi and Benjamin are convinced that Trey is only after Elliot for his money and lavish gifts. Trey's role in this play may seem familiar -- his storyline draws from the archetype of the Gold Digger, traditionally portrayed in literature, film, and music as a young woman who dates or marries rich men for their money alone. As a young man rather than a young woman, Trey is an inversion of the traditional type, but the implications of calling him a gold digger remain much the same. The term is used colloquially today in a generally derogatory manner against those who are seen as dating only for mercenary purposes, but the history of the phrase has more folds than one might think.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 14, 2018
As reported yesterday, the Actors' Equity Association has made the decision to change the longstanding ceremony previously known as the 'Gypsy Robe' ceremony, to the 'Legacy Robe.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
Actors' Equity Association has announced that a new name has been chosen for the tradition formerly known as the "Gypsy Robe." Moving forward, the Robe and tradition will be referred to as the "Legacy Robe" - a name chosen by members in a survey.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
Due to demand, The New Group has announced a three-week extension for Jerry Springer - The Opera, with Matt McGrath appearing as Jerry Springer beginning March 13.  Terrence Mann, currently appearing in the role of Jerry Springer, plays his final performance March 11 due to an existing commitment beyond that date.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018
Broadway actress Charissa Bertels and British-born theatre writer Ed Bell will present BY THE NUMBERS, an evening of songs and stories from both sides of the Atlantic, on March 3 at Brasserie Zedel in London.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
Artists from the bands Postmodern Jukebox, tUnE-yArDs and Diane Coffee join Broadway and West End talent for Lyric Opera's North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's explosive Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, presented from April 27 to May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening April 28).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
Michael Rader, Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the creative teams for the 2018 summer season. The six-play schedule, features three plays and three musicals-including three Playhouse premieres-in a season featuring Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning shows and the Pre-National Tour Engagement and New England premiere of an exciting new production of the classic movie Clue: On Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nicky Ciampoli in Nicky as Carol Channing A Musical Revue on April 14th, 2018 9:30PM. Take a step back to the time when live musical theater was king and when night club acts were touring. Carol Channing, known for her Broadway roles, was a reigning queen of the nightclub circuits.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018
The YouTube react series asked college students to identify famous musical movies! Watch these millennials struggle to identify songs from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello, Dolly!, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, Newsies, Chicago, and Dreamgirls.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today Harry Connick, Jr. will star as Henry Gondorff in the world-premiere production of The Sting.  The musical is based on the 1973 film, and will have its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse for a limited run from March 29 through April 29, 2018, with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann &Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr.  In addition, the score will contain music by Scott Joplin including 'The Entertainer.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018
Falling during the celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, On Broadway & SVA Theatre Present a special screening of the Academy Award-winning movie musical WEST SIDE STORY (1961), followed by a conversation with the Oscar-winning star of the film, George Chakiris, on Monday, August 20th at 5:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018
Gingold Theatrical Group presents Chicago, the basis of the long running Broadway musical. Written in 1926 by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Chicago is best known today as the inspiration for the 1975 stage musical Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018
Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of the spirited musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. This high-speed spoof will run September 21 through November 25, 2018 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, CT. [Official Press Opening will be October 10, 2018.]
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018
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 - Apr 27, 2018
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Joining the previously announced Corbin Bleu (Don Lockwood), Berklea Going (Kathy Selden) and Jeffrey Schecter (Cosmo Brown) are Megan Sikora (Lina Lamont), Jeff McCarthy (R.F. Simpson) and George Merrick (Roscoe Dexter).
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2018
It's Summer in April! Summer officially opened earlier this week at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Afra Hines below!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2018
Carousel officially opened earlier this month at the Imperial Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Jess LeProtto below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
The Muny announced today the parental powerhouse that will star in the theatre's closing centennial season production,Meet Me In St. Louis, August 4 - 12. Tony-nominated Erin Dilly will star alongside real-life husband Stephen R. Buntrock as Mrs. Anna and Mr. Alonso Smith, respectively.
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 24, 2018
If this is all you read, this is all you need to know. Stop what you are doing and get tickets to Megan Hilty's one-woman cabaret.
by Walter McBride - Apr 21, 2018
My Fair Lady officially opened on Thursday night at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Matt Wall below!
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Actors' Equity Association has announced that Equity's National Council has voted to retire the name 'Gypsy Robe' -- the name for the ritual that occurs on the stage of every Broadway musical with a chorus on opening night before the audience is admitted. While the name will change, the tradition will continue next season unchanged. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
The North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's explosive Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opens this month at Lyric and includes artists Heath Saunders as Jesus, Ryan Shaw as Judas, and Jo Lampert as Mary Magdalene. Lyric is the only place to experience the grand scale of this acclaimed production in its first staging outside London.
by Walter McBride - Apr 10, 2018
Mean Girls opened on Sunday night at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Brendon Stimson below!