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The Philly POPS Is 'Too Darn Hot' With Cole Porter's Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Principal Guest Conductor David Charles Abell returns to his hometown of Philadelphia for Cole Porter's Broadway: Too Darn Hot, the explosive penultimate performance of The Philly POPS 40th Anniversary Season, April 12-14 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Edward Watts and Ellie Fishman Lead Goodspeed's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

River City's about to get the last thing they expected ? and the very thing they need ? in The Music Man. Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2019 season with the rip-roarin' dance-filled classic running April 12 - June 20 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2019]. (more...)

Tweet, Tweet: BroadwayWorld's Must-Follow Twitter Accounts in 2019
by BWW Special - Mar 7, 2019

Twitter users, check out your next list of must-follow accounts for 2019! (more...)

The Society Of Illustrators To Host A Staged Reading Of Laura Rohrman's REPORTER GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

As part of the closing week of the Brenda Starr, Reporter: The Art of Dale Messick exhibit at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street New York, NY 10065), The Waverly Writers Collective will present a staged reading of Reporter Girl, a full-length play written by Laura Rohrman (My Life As You at Studio 54/Shetler), Dale Messick's Granddaughter and co-curator of the exhibit. (more...)

Full Cast Revealed for 5th Ave's New Ahrens and Flaherty Musical MARIE, DANCING STILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its production of Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical, the gorgeous new work from Tony Award-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island) and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact). (more...)

BWW Review: Boys will be Girls in this Glorious LE CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Steve Callahan - Mar 5, 2019

The New Line Theatre is such a reliable source of great musical theater. Now they have opened a very fine production of what, curiously, has become something of a beloved old standard-La Cage aux Folles. (more...)

Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More Cast in Signature Theatre's GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall D'Amboise (Signature's Light Years). Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical will run from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 3/5: Inside Yesterday's CAMELOT Benefit Concert, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 5, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Check out today's top stories from around the Broadway world! (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Jonathan Raviv, and More Star in SATURDAY NIGHT as Part of MUSICAL MONDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Second Stage Theater has announced SOMMER CARBUCCIA, MATT DALLAL, JAKEIM HART, ERIKA HENNINGSEN, KENNEDY KENAGAWA, ALEC MATHIESON, SARAH NAUGHTON, GABRIELLA PEREZ, JONATHAN RAVIV, NATHAN SALSTONE and KYLE SELIG will perform SATURDAY NIGHT as a part of the special concert series, MUSICAL MONDAYS, in celebration of the acclaimed company's 40th anniversary. NOAH BRADY directs the performance on Monday, March 11th, featuring musical direction by ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI. (more...)

Richard Kind, Chip Zien, and More Star in FOXY at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

FOXY, the 1964 musical based on Ben Johnson's Volpone, with a score by Johnny Mercer and Robert Emmett Dolan and a book by Ian McLellan Hunter and Ring Lardner Jr, will return to New York City with a star-studded Broadway cast at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, April 9that 7:00pm. (more...)

CELEBRATING COLE PORTER - YOU'VE GOT THAT THING! Comes to The Triad Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

A special performance Celebrating Cole Porter - YOU'VE GOT THAT THING will be presented at The Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street - off Broadway between Broadway & Columbus Ave) on Saturday, March 30th at 9:30 pm. The production celebrates the life of musical prodigy, Cole Porter, with those who knew him best: his muse Ethel Merman (Analisa Bell), his wife Linda (Alexandra Foley) and Edward, a young writer who embodies the essence of all his male lovers (Quinn Martin). Featuring classics like Anything Goes, Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love, Night and Day, and, of course, You've Got that Thing!. This delightful show has humor, pathos, and of course those glorious songs. Tickets are $20 and there is a two drink minimun and a small facility fee. Premium packages are also available. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces New Season To Complete Programming For 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

As his production of Richard Hawley and Chris Bush's Standing at the Sky's Edge opens in the Crucible, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, announces programming for 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: THE PROM Releases Music Video for 'You Happened', Cast Recording Out Now!
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2019

From promposals to full-ensemble dance numbers, premiering today is the official music video for "YOU HAPPENED," a joyous group number from the hit Broadway musical THE PROM.  The video made its debut yesterday. With on-stage performance clips as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the cast in-studio, the video for "You Happened" is the perfect companion to the feel-good track - watch below!  (more...)

Ryan Murphy to Host a Performance of THE PROM April 9th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Six-time Emmy Award winner Ryan Murphy announced today on Instagram that he will host a special performance of THE PROM to benefit Hetrick Martin, GLAAD and The Trevor Project on Tuesday, April 9. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At 'Poetry' From LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2019

The Old Globe today released a first look at "Poetry" from the U.S. premiere of Life After, with vocals by Sophie Hearn and written and played by Britta Johnson. Performances begin this Friday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m.! Please feel free to share it with all! (more...)

Laura Osnes To Bring Solo Show Back To The Midwest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Hot off of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical Bandstand, Laura Osnes brings her solo show to The 1919 Lounge for one night only. In this intimate evening, Laura will be sharing songs and stories from throughout her colorful career. (more...)

YOU'VE GOT THAT THING! Celebrates Cole Porter At The Triad Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Celebrate the life of musical prodigy, Cole Porter, with those who knew him best: his muse Ethel Merman (Analisa Bell), his wife Linda (Alexandra Foley) and Edward, a young writer who embodies the essence of all his male lovers (Quinn Martin). A show where Anything Goes, You've Got That Thing! A Celebration of Cole Porter is happening at The Triad Theater on Saturday, March 30 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Andy Mientus and More Set for Roundabout's 5th Annual CASINO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company will host their fifth annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St). All proceeds benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's many programs, including the Education programs, the Theatrical Workforce Development Program and Artist Residencies. (more...)

VIDEO: Legends of the Stage, Kristin Chenoweth and Elaine Paige, Unite for CHESS Duet
by Paul Smith - Mar 19, 2019

Television audiences in the UK were lucky to hear the iconic Kristin Chenoweth and legendary Elaine Paige sing a duet together. (more...)

Kelli Barrett Joins FOXY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Kelli Barrett, who has appeared on Broadway in Wicked and Gettin' The Band Back Together, and stars as Liza Minnelli in FX's Fosse/Verdon, will be appearing in Johnny Mercer's lost musical FOXY at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00pm. (more...)

'Laverne & Shirley' Star Cindy Williams Joins THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE At Huron Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

The bustling beach town of Grand Bend will be even busier this June as a beloved Hollywood star arrives in town. Iconic television actor Cindy Williams, best known for her role as Shirley Feeney on the classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley will play the role of Mrs. Meers in Drayton Entertainment's production of the hit Broadway musical comedy, Thoroughly Modern Millie. The production launches the 2019 Season at the Huron Country Playhouse running from June 5 to June 22 on the Mainstage. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this stunning classic April 12-28, 2019.  The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in SINGIN' in the RAIN. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm and three Broadway alums! SINGIN' in the RAIN performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Embrace Their Silver Linings With 'Gray Pride'
by Walter McBride - Mar 18, 2019

The 'Gray Pride' and 'Gray is Beautiful' movements are making their marks on Broadway and these four award-winning Silver Belles are a testament. They glisten in appearance and achievement. (more...)

Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Opel, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Birdland Presents The New York Voices And More Week Of March 25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Birdland Announces April 2019 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with Benny Green, The James Carter Organ Trio, Joao Bosco, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Frank Catalano Quartet, Clint Holmes, Joe Alterman, Aubrey Logan, Sheila Jordan, Dena DeRose, The Jive Aces, Michael Wolff, Jason Kravits, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Birdland Presents Vincent Herring and More Week of March 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Vincent Herring, Beegie Adair, Pete Malinverni Trio, and more! (more...)

Music Center Names 110 Students as Semifinalists in Spotlight Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The Music Center named 110 of Southern California's most talented high school students as semifinalists inThe Music Center's 31st annual Spotlight (Spotlight) program, a free nationally-acclaimed scholarship and arts training program for teens.  Spotlight has transformed the lives of more than 47,000 students across Southern California since its launch in 1988. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 3/1: KING LEAR Casting, RENT on FOX Cast Recording, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 1, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Finish off your week by catching up on the latest Broadway news! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Launches Second New Musicals Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Pittsburgh CLO will launch its second New Musicals Weekend, a project of the Next Generation Campaign's New Small Musicals Initiative. New Musicals Weekend, the mini version of the SPARK festival, takes the core goals of SPARK and puts them into action over just a few days. Similar to SPARK, New Musicals Weekend aims to develop new musicals for the CLO Cabaret by supporting writing teams with financial and creative resources and by building relationships with local and national artists.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Iconic Set Designer Tony Walton
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 28, 2019

The one and only Tony Walton, one of Broadway's most innovating and influential set designers, invites Rob and Kevin into his apartment to look back on his career which includes the Oscar, the Tony, the Emmy, and designing such musicals as the original A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Golden Boy, The Apple Tree, Pippin, Chicago, Grand Hotel, Six Degrees of Separation, revivals of Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, and such movies as Murder on the Orient Express, All That Jazz, and Mary Poppins! (more...)

Photo Flash: Clive Davis Poses Backstage with the Cast of THE PROM!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Just last night at the Longacre Theatre, the cast of the Prom welcomed a music industry superstar! Check out photos of Clive Davis backstage with the cast below! (more...)

World Premiere Of New Musical REBEL GENIUS Comes to UCLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Rebel Genius, a new musical from Peabody Award-winning songwriter and film composer Matthew Puckett, and based on the life of the young and highly ambitious Albert Einstein, will have its world premiere at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's (UCLA TFT) Little Theater on Friday, March 8, 2019. Rebel Geniuscrashes physics and love into one another as Albert falls madly in love with Mileva Maric and then risks everything he has to find a perfect Unified Theory of the Universe. Book, music and lyrics by Matthew Puckett; directed by Ovation Award winner Brian Kite; choreographed by Ovation Award winner Dana Solimando; musical direction by Dan Belzer and Jeremy Mann. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Presents RESOLVING HEDDA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

It's not easy being one of the most influential characters in modern drama, especially knowing you have to die at the end of every performance. What would happen if you simply refused to play along? And what would the other characters do? The Washington Stage Guild invites audiences to play along with a Hedda Gabler who breaks out of Ibsen's well-made play and wreaks comic havoc. Resolving Hedda, by Jon Klein promises laughter to all. Even those new to the story of Hedda, along with the most devoted lovers of the classic play, will delight to postmodern antics. Resolving Hedda opens Thursday, March 21 and runs through Sunday, April 14. Press opening performance will be on Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 pm. (more...)

Ezekiel Andrew, Danyel Fulton, and More Will Lead Theatre Under The Stars' RAGTIME - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the full cast for its upcoming production of Ragtime. (more...)

Bid Now on Dinner with Two-Time Tony Award-Nominated Actress Laura Osnes at The Dutch in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

You and a guest can join Broadway star Laura Osnes for dinner at The Dutch in New York City! (more...)

Bid Now on 2 Tickets to THE CHER SHOW on Broadway Plus Backstage Tour & Meet and Greet with Stephanie J. Block
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever! Now's your chance to see the hotly-anticipated show on Broadway: The Cher Show in New York City! Enjoy 2 tickets and take a backstage tour where you will meet Stephanie J. Block "Two time Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block (Roundabout's The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Anything Goes, Falsettos)! (more...)

BWW Previews: SOMETHING ROTTEN at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - Feb 25, 2019

SOMETHING ROTTEN, a musical that national reviewers have exuberantly called 'the funniest show on Broadway", brings its national tour to The Playhouse March 7-10. If your stomach hurt over the antics in THE PRODUCERS, BOOK OF MORMON or SPAMALOT and the much-missed FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, well, gird your loins! This show is for you. (more...)

MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards, which honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. Moulin Rouge!, a new musical produced by Global Creatures, and An American in Paris, produced by the Ogunquit Playhouse, led with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively, in the Large Stage Musical Category. The Huntington Theatre led all companies with 31 nominations across seven productions, including 11 for Man in the Ring, the story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee, Jr. And Alan Ariano Featured In Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN at MOCA's Lunar New Year Soiree
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) presented the MOCA 2019 Lunar New Year Soiree at the famed Rice & Gold, a unique Asian Eatery in the Hotel 50 Bowery on February 20, 2019. (more...)

THE LINEUP with Susie Mosher at Birdland Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

The Lineup with Susie Mosher is a wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret and comedy scenes. Actress/singer Mosher hosts the spontaneous extravaganza with her "dynamite voice, heartfelt observations and ridiculously funny improv." (Go Magazine)  (more...)

Mariand Torres, Erin Mackey, and More Join the WICKED National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The Broadway sensation WICKED will welcome new cast members to the National Tour beginning performances Tuesday, February 26 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. (more...)

Caitlin Cassidy and Nadine Malouf Collaborate on New Play in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Two alumnae of the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) are working together once again in New York City on the world premiere of LubDub Theatre Company's A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction. The new play by Miranda Rose Hall (currently in-development) is a new solo theatre and music performance starring Malouf that grapples with being a human in a time of mass extinction. This project is being developed through an ongoing two-year residency with the Orchard Project's NYC Greenhouse. Both Malouf and Cassidy trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts in acting, singing, and dancing, toured with Electric Youth, and performed with the Franklin Performing Arts Company. (more...)

Next Stop Broadway Musical Theater Program For Youth To Begin At DPAC In Summer 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

DPAC is proud to announce Next Stop BROADWAY, a new week-long musical theater program consisting of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. A staff of esteemed Broadway professionals, headed by Broadway veteran Tony Parise, will teach participants songs and choreography from two hit shows from the 'Golden Age of Broadway' and cast members will create their own presentations based on shows in the upcoming DPAC season and other hit musicals. (more...)

NUNSENSE Comes to Jersey Shore Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

NENAProductions Theater Project, Ocean Grove's resident theater company, will be staging the habit-forming musical comedy NUNSENSE Fridays and Saturdays, March 1 - 9 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 10 at 3PM. Directed by the theater company's Artistic Director, Nick Montesano. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jessica Stone, Director, of VANITY FAIR at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Rachael Goldberg - Feb 18, 2019

Jessica Stone is the director of Shakespeare Theatre Company's upcoming production of Vanity Fair, adapted by playwright Kate Hamill from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. Stone has worked as an actress on and off-Broadway, in television and in film for the last 30 years, and has been directing for the last decade. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Remembering Ethel Merman
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2019

Ethel Merman was a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.' After being discovered by Vinton Freedley as a singer at Brooklyn's Paramount movie theatre, she was signed to star in the Gershwin's new Broadway hit GIRL CRAZY where she stopped the show nightly with her performance of 'I Got Rhythm'. (more...)

George Abud & Katrina Lenk, Laura Osnes, and More Head Up Birdland in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts (more...)

Cast And Creatives Announced for LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson. The Globe's own Barry Edelstein directs, with choreography by Ann Yee. Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. (more...)

Hudson Theatre Works Present Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER Now Running 2/21 To 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Hudson Theatre Works Presents"The Caretaker'by Harold Pinter at their new space 80 Hauxhurst Avenue Weehawken, NJ 07086 on February 21 thru March 10 Thursday - Saturday @8pm, Sunday @5pm (more...)

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