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Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim, And More Take the Stage This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Next 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 www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Bobby Conte Thornton brings BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Direct from starring in the hit Broadway musical A Bronx Tale-written by Chazz Palminteri and directed by Robert De Niro-San Francisco Bay Area native Bobby Conte Thornton brings his acclaimed concert, Blame It On My Youth, to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, January 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 12 at 8 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Menken Visits Kennedy Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2018

At a recent performance of Little Shop of Horrors at the Kennedy Center, composer Alan Menken stopped by! He took to the stage to say a few words to the cast, and you can watch his whole speech in the video below. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' semi-staged concert production of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors, helmed by director Mark Brokaw (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) is now on stage. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/26 - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, A BRONX TALE, and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, A Bronx Tale, and More! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 25, 2018
by - Oct 25, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lynn University's Jan McArt Welcomes Former Protégé Richard H. Blake
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Jan McArt, producer and director of Lynn University's theatre arts program development, is welcoming an old friend and former protege to this season's popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Megan Hilty, Josh Radnor, and More in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' semi-staged concert production of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors, helmed by director Mark Brokaw (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella). Check out the photos below! (more...)

Colin Anderson and Gina Naomi Baez to Lead Argyle's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Let the bells peal!  Ring in the holidays with a classic tale.  Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatrepresents the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney film originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions, with music by Alan Menkin, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell. (more...)

Michael James Leslie Replaces James Monroe Iglehart in DC LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The Kennedy Center is getting into the Halloween spirit with its all-star production of Little Shop of Horrors. It has just been announced that James Monroe Iglehart will not be able to perform. He will be replaced by Michael James Leslie, who has played the role of Audrey II to critical acclaim on Broadway and more. (more...)

JAG Productions Presents: JAG Juke Joint - A Benefit Dinner Party With Performances and Southern Home Cooking
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

Since its creation in 2015, JAG Productions focuses on creating theater to engage challenging issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Rochester Broadway Theatre Leauge
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Oct 19, 2018

If you've ever seen the movie or one-man-show version of A Bronx Tale you already know that it's a captivating, emotional story about a young working class man growing up during the doo-wop era of the 1960's who's torn between the opposing worlds of criminal life on the streets and the proverbial 'straight and narrow.' The musical adaptation of the story, featuring music by Alan Menken and a book by Chazz Palminteri (who wrote the one-man-show and starred in the both the play and feature film) pairs the emotional complexity of the film with spirited, high-energy song and dance numbers that make for a truly entertaining night at the theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On A BRONX TALE's National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

The North American Tour of A Bronx Tale, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo is now on tour. (more...)

Mario Cantone, Judy McLane, Bobby Conte Thornton To Head Cast Of Amas Musical Theatre's ROMEO AND BERNADETTE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50th season, will present Romeo and Bernadette- A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, with book & lyrics by Mark Saltzman and music adapted from classic Italian melodies, the second of four new musicals in development included in this year's "Dare to Be Different" series. Performances are Monday, November 19 at 3pm & 7pm and Tuesday, November 20 at 3pm at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The National Tour of A BRONX TALE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the North American Tour of A Bronx Tale, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.  (more...)

Songwriter Showcase, Midday Cabarets And Final Casting Announced For National Alliance For Musical Theatre's 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce final casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS along with The Songwriters Showcase and Midday Cabarets. The FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Festival events kick off on Monday, October 22 with Thank You, 30! a gala event to celebrate the 30th Annual Festival. (more...)

The Doo Wop Project Returns To The State Theatre On Nov 16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Featuring current and former stars of Broadway's smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings its unparalleled sound to the State Theatre on Friday, November 16. (more...)

Mamie Parris, Bobby Conte Thornton & Heather Botts Will Lead Staged Reading of AUSTEN'S PRIDE Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Producers R. Erin Craig, Daniel Wallace and Trish Whitehurst just announced the new musical AUSTEN'S PRIDE will receive a staged reading presentation on Friday, October 19 at 1:30pm and Monday, October 22 at 12:00pm. AUSTEN'S PRIDE features a book, music and lyrics by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs; music supervision by Kevin Stites; music direction and dance arrangements by Greg Jarrett; choreography by Andrew Palermo; and direction by Igor Goldin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out All New Photos of Christiani Pitts and the Cast of KING KONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Performances of King Kong began Friday, October 5 and the musical officially opens Thursday, November 8 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). All new photos have just been released of the cast in action. Check them out below! (more...)

SUMMER Cast Album to Be Released on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

The SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical - Original Cast Recording Album will be available as a limited edition, double album vinyl record from Republic Records beginning Friday, October 26 at Barnes & Noble retail and online (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of KING KONG Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Nov 9, 2018

KING KONG officially opened last night, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). BroadwayWorld was at the big night and you can check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night After Party For KING KONG
by Walter McBride - Nov 9, 2018

KING KONG officially opened last night, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). BroadwayWorld was at the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of KING KONG
by Walter McBride - Nov 9, 2018

KING KONG officially opened last night, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). BroadwayWorld was at the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

BWW TV: KING KONG Celebrates Opening Night in a Big Way!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 9, 2018

Just last night, one of the biggest characters in Broadway history made his debut at one of Broadway's biggest theatres. The stars came out last night at the Broadway Theatre as King Kong celebrated opening night! (more...)

AKA Picks Up 8 Wins at the 14th Annual Davey Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

AKA NYC, the integrated advertising agency specializing in live experiences, is celebrating its recent victories at the 14th Annual Davey Awards. Among eight honors, it received the Gold for Best User Experience for the interactive mobile guide to The New York Botanical Garden's exhibition, Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Kyle Dean Massey, and More Will Perform at Paper Mill's Broadway Beats Hunger
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Broadway's best will come together for the holidays to support the second annual Broadway Beats Hunger performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on December 10th at 7PM.All proceeds raised will go directly to Summit Medical Group Foundation and Community FoodBank of New Jersey's joint initiative, Food, Health and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes,which is committed to reducing the impact of New Jersey's deadly diabetes epidemic. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz and Friends, Joely Fisher, and More Head to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 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. (more...)

BWW TV: Behold the Beast! Watch Highlights from KING KONG on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2018

KING KONG opens tonight, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) and you can check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Did Critics Go Bananas For KING KONG On Broadway?
by Review Roundups - Nov 8, 2018

The new musical King Kong opens on Broadway tonight at the Broadway Theatre!  (more...)

BWW TV: Watch the Stars Walk the Opening Night Red Carpet for KING KONG!
by TV - Red Carpets - Nov 8, 2018

The new musical King Kong opens on Broadway tonight, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). The cast is led by Christiani Pitts, (A Bronx Tale) as Ann Darrow, Eric William Morris (Mamma Mia!) as Carl Denham, and Erik Lochtefeld (Misery, Metamorphoses) as Lumpy. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Erika Henningsen, Alysha Umphress and More to Sing for BROADWAY BEATS HUNGER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

 Broadway's best will come together for the holidays to support the second annual Broadway Beats Hunger performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on December 10 that 7PM. All proceeds raised will go directly to Summit Medical Group Foundation and Community Food Bank of New Jersey's joint initiative, Food, Health and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes,which is committed to reducing the impact of New Jersey's deadly diabetes epidemic. (more...)

Bobby Conte Thornton And Alex Prakken Will Lead GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Coming to The Green Room 42, the hilarious, manic, and heartwarming musical spoof, Gutenberg! The Musical! An overwhelmingly enthusiastic pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers' audition for their new project: a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor, Johann Gutenberg. Writers Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract; fulfilling their ill-advised, yet hearteningly sincere dreams. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out All New Photos of Christiani Pitts and the Puppet in KING KONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The new musical King Kong opens on Broadway tomorrow, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). The production began performances October 5. All new photos have been released, and you can check them out below! (more...)

December Shows Announced At The Moonlight Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Moonlight Presents offers two holiday events in December at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Sponsored by Dr. Bronner's, the shows include the Doo Wop Project Christmas, featuring stars of Broadway's "Jersey Boys" and "Motown: the Musical," on Sat., Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Amongst the singers is San Diego native Charl Brown who began his musical theatre journey as a student at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. He would go on to appearing in a number of shows locally, including The Moonlight's "Ragtime" in 2002, before going on to Broadway. Tickets are priced $15 - $40. On Sat., Dec. 8, experience the holiday favorite "Home Alone" on a big screen with pre-movie activities including a snow play area for the kids. Tickets are $5 or $10. Both shows are on sale now through VisTix at moonlightstage.com and by phone at (760) 724-2110. (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center To Present Benefit Concert Of LUNA PARK: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

This December, Astoria Performing Arts Center will bring the magic of Coney Island to Queens. For two performances only, Luna Park: A New Musical will bring audiences back to 1903 Brooklyn when the lights of the world's most iconic amusement park went on for the very first time. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jan McArt Brings 15 Broadway Hit Shows to Live at Lynn Theatre Last Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 4, 2018

Jan McArt, producer and director of Lynn University's theatre arts program development welcomed an old friend and former protege Richard H. Blake to Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series last night and Broadwayworld was there for his exciting show. (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY (AGAIN) Comes to Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

The international comedy hit My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!, featuring actor and comedian Peter J. Fogel, will be coming back to Stage West at The Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, from Dec. 19 through Jan. 20, 2019. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Announces the Winner of the KING KONG Ticket Giveaway!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Nov 2, 2018

After a week-long contest, BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the winner of our King Kong ticket giveaway! Lauren McMillen from West Virginia is our lucky winner! She is a producer at a local news station & a huge Broadway fan! McMillen won two tickets to the November 9th performance of King Kong on Broadway.  (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Telly Leung, Amanda Green and Friends & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Heads to the Red Carpet of the A BRONX TALE Tour in Los Angeles
by West of Broadway - Nov 18, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway, Will heads to the red carpet at the Pantages Theater for Opening Night of A Bronx Tale where he gets to talk one on one with the stars! Then we join Will and Lara to review A Bronx Tale before we are joined by Theater reviewer and new WOB Ensemble member Melanie Hooks to talk about In a Booth at Chasen's running at The El Portal Theater and then we meet Elizabeth Lucin and Craig Sherman fill us in on the Color Purple playing at Greenway Playhouse! (more...)

KING KONG Announces Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

King Kong has announced that it will have a digital lottery! (more...)

The Doo Wop Project Brings A DOO WOP CHRISTMAS to The McAninch Arts Center
by Marika O'Hara - Nov 15, 2018

The Doo Wop Project brings "A Doo Wop Christmas Show" to the McAninch Arts Center, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Doo Wop Project, with multiple members who have appeared in the Broadway hits "Jersey Boys" and "Motown: The Musical", brings unparalleled sound and vocal authenticity to recreate a classic era in American music that has inspired generations. (more...)

Simba From THE LION KING, Bradley Gibson, Returns To His Roots For A One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The Sandhills Repertory Theatre is proud to bring back home Bradley Gibson, star of three Broadway shows and, at the age of 27, can currently be seen on Broadway as Simba in "The Lion King". Bradley hails from Aberdeen, NC and is a Pinecrest High School graduate. Tickets can be purchased at www.sandhillsrep.org. (more...)

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 12, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap, including a whole slew of holiday favorites, for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for November 12, 2018, to help you plot your course through next February... (more...)

Chicago's Oriental Theatre to Be Redubbed in Honor of James M. Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Broadway In Chicago today announced their plans to honor the late James M. Nederlander, the legendary Broadway theatre owner and producer, patriarch of Broadway and champion of Chicago's Downtown Theatre District, by renaming the Oriental Theatre as the JAMES M. NEDERLANDER THEATRE.  (more...)

BC/EFA Awards Emergency Grants To Aid Effort Against California Wildfires
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is awarding $225,000 in emergency grants to immediately help those battling and affected by the historically devastating wildfires spreading in California. (more...)

BWW Review: Pantages Has an Audience Grabber in A BRONX TALE
by Don Grigware - Nov 12, 2018

Based on the 1993 hit film, the stage musical A Bronx Tale has two of the movie's stars collaborating behind the scenes ... with a book by Chazz Palminteri, who played Sonny on film and Robert De Niro directing with Jerry Zaks. De Niro played Lorenzo onscreen, Calogero's father. Like the film this show is an instant hit with audiences who savor and take to heart the Sicilian lifestyle. This well cast and well directed national tour plays the Hollywood Pantages through November 25. (more...)

VIDEO: 20 Feet Tall, 2,400 Pounds and Taking Over Broadway- Meet KING KONG!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

What does it take to bring a 20 foot ape alive onstage? The folks at the Broadway Theatre know a thing or two about it. (more...)

No Need to Turn Back Time! Meet the Cast of THE CHER SHOW- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018

The Cher Show begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

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