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by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2021
Today's top stories: The Queen's Gambit to be adapted into a Broadway musical, Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel sing 'I'm Every Woman', original Assassins cast reunites, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
Broadway On Demand will present the first ever virtual presentation of the 31st annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre, Monday, March 15 at 7PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
Classic Stage Company will present Tell The Story: Celebrating Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins. The evening will feature cast members of the original Off-Broadway company, the Broadway revival, and Doyle’s upcoming CSC production.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
Everybody's got the right... to be vaccinated. On last night's reunion of the original company of Assassins, beloved Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who turns 91 later this month, revealed that he is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2021
The free online event will take place tonight, Monday, March 8 (8pm EST), as part of the 'Studio Tenn Talks: Conversations with Patrick Cassidy' series. Check back right here at BroadwayWorld to watch live!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2021
Today (March 8) in live streaming: an Assassins reunion, Shakespeare@ Home presents Julius Caesar, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2021
“Stars In The House” will be celebrating Women’s History Month with a line-up of talented, award-winning guest hosts.  Anika Larsen will kick things off tomorrow night at 8:00pm PT, followed by Laura Benanti, Krysta Rodriguez, and Brenda Braxton, all in support of The Actors Fund, for which “Stars In The House” has raised OVER $715,000!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 6, 2021
Tune in this Wednesday, March 3 (12pm ET) as he chats with Patrick Cassidy, who is getting the gang back together next week for a reunion of the original company of Assassins.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2021
PS CLASSICS has announced the release of All the Girls – the new album from Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert – on CD online and in stores today, Friday, March 5. It was released in digital and streaming formats in December. The album marks the final recording by Ms. Luker, a Broadway luminary for over 30 years, who passed away late last year.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2021
Today's top stories: NY arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% beginning April 2, select Broadway theatres to reopen as part of NY PopsUp, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2021
Classic Stage Company has announced OBIE-winning playwright Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand, “The Chi”) as the March 11 guest for the online version of its Classic Conversations series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2021
If there's one word to describe Carrie Bernans (Black Panther), it would be 'energetic' and she joins host Patrick Oliver Jones for an enlightening conversation about her constant and busying efforts to improve herself and her career as well as the lives of those around her.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
Following its opening at the Watermill Theatre, a critically acclaimed sell-out tour in 2019, a highly successful Christmas season at The Other Palace in 2019, a Grammy nomination and 3 Olivier Award nominations, Amélie The Musical arrives in the heart of the West End this summer.
by Student Blogger: Emily Brooks - Mar 26, 2021
None of Sondheim's innovative works is just like another – so which one in particular you gravitate towards can say a lot. So in good, lighthearted fun, in celebration of a genius’s birthday, I bring you a very unscientific analysis of what your favorite Sondheim musical says about you!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Host Patrick Oliver Jones coducts a two-part conversation with Wilfert, covering not only the performance and recording of ALL THE GIRLS but also highlighting pivotal moments in her singing career, from working with Stephen Sondheim to the vocal injury that forced her to pull out of a show.
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
The unsigned band, who serves a mix pop, electro-pop and R&B, is once again bringing their music to the world their way as they continue to 'tackle unconventional sexuality and timeless R&B grooves,' as Noisey puts it.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
 Due to popular demand, Signature Theatre Extends SIMPLY SONDHEIM, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, for three weeks, until April 16 on Marquee TV.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
Gabrielle Ruiz sat down this week with Patrick Oliver Jones on his podcast 'Why I'll Never Make It'. The two first met on the National Tour of Evita back in 2013 and their friendship is evident in the wide range of topics they covered in this 2 part podcast series.
by Peter Nason - Mar 18, 2021
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 91 greatest Sondheim songs. See if your favorites made the cut! What's at #1?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021
Classic Stage Company today announced Tony Award-winning actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell (Shuffle Along; Kiss Me, Kate; Chairman of The Actors Fund; Founding Member of Black Theatre United) as the March 25 guest for the online version of its Classic Conversations series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021
A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater, Eddie Shapiro’s follow up to his wildly popular Nothing Like a Dame, will be released on Thursday, April 1 and is published by Oxford Press. A Wonderful Guy will be available in hardcover and digital formats with pre-orders now being accepted on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
Kaufman Music Center’s virtual Broadway Close Up performances will continue this spring with two intimate lecture-concerts exploring the lives, careers and music of Kay Swift and one of the longest-running collaborations in show business history, Fred Ebb and John Kander.
by Matt Wolf - Mar 15, 2021
Last week, we acknowledged the forthcoming birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber via a look back at five defining London stagings of his work. This time, we offer the same tribute to Stephen Sondheim, with whom Lloyd Webber, 18 years Sondheim's junior, shares a birthdate of March 22: on that day, the great man turns 91.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2021
Relive every pulse-pounding moment of the original big-screen blockbuster MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE as it celebrates its 25th anniversary with a newly remastered Collector's Edition Blu-ray on May 18, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2021
Today's top stories: Blindness opens off-Broadway next month, first look at Waitress in Japan, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2021
Signature Theatre announces the first seven masterclasses of 2021 in its popular Thursday evening virtual masterclass series.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021
OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL has announced its first two episodes are now available! OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL is a new, unofficial podcast exploring the history and mysteries of ‘Broadway’s greatest flop’, CARRIE THE MUSICAL.
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2021
Signature Theatre's Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, takes place next month. Get a sneak peek at the show, featuring Awa Sal Secka perform 'Now You Know'! 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2021
The Studios of Key West continues its innovative online conversation series, 'Between Two Palms,' on selected Wednesdays from 6-7PM in February. The program invites award-winning theater, television, film, literary and visual arts personalities online for a lively, unscripted hour-long conversation produced by The Studios.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2021
Signature Theatre has released the ninth episode of The Signature Show, a free half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature’s past and a glimpse into its future.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2021
Did you know that it was Jewish composers who wrote some of your favorite songs? Whether it was Take Me Out to the Ball Game or Over the Rainbow, Piano Man or Send in the Clowns, to Da Doo Ron Ron or Hold On, some of the best-known songs ever written were written by Jewish composers. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Sexy, dark and disturbing, American Psycho - The Musical will be presented in the Sydney Opera House’s Playhouse from 3 - 27 June, 2021. Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 famed novel American Psycho and the 2000 film of the same name, American Psycho – The Musical is a chilling yet wickedly comedic insight into a society driven by capitalism, self-image and wealth.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Broadway and opera star Zachary James (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SOUTH PACIFIC, AKHNATEN at Metropolitan Opera) will host the best of Broadway and beyond in his new weekly online talk show, WHAT HAPPENED WAS...
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 5, 2021
We all remember back in the day (meaning before mid-March 2020) when we would gather in a theatre, wait for the house lights to dim and hear the first notes from a live orchestra played. Since that time, theatre companies have found some very inventive ways to present plays in the new medium of streaming pandemic theatre. Presenting musicals however are always more of a challenge because of the number of people allowed in a space at any one time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Signature Theatre has solved that problem and is now presenting Simply Sondheim the first in their five show Signature Features subscription series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
Patrick Cassidy, Artistic Director of Studio Tenn Theatre Company in Franklin, TN, has organized a star-studded 30-year reunion of the original cast and creative team of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Tony Award-winning musical, Assassins.
by Matt Wolf - Feb 22, 2021
Our monthlong series culling some of the early London theatrical triumphs of stars before they became known to the world at large draws to a close with our look back at a brilliant quintet of actresses who commanded attention in one musical (sometimes several) before broader renown came to call.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2021
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents a new play written specifically for the Zoom format each month (January through April) with their PLAY OF THE MONTH series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
Today, Signature Theatre releases Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Starring 12 singers and an orchestra of 16, Simply Sondheim includes over 30 songs from the composer's canon, and was filmed over the course of three days in Signature's MAX Theatre with multiple safety protocols in place.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
On Saturdays from February 13 to 27, 2021 New York's New Federal Theatre (NFT) will present 'New Federal Theatre Celebrates Black History Month,' a retrospective readings series in which three rarely-done yet noteworthy plays, all previously produced by NFT, will be recreated by savvy actors and directors. These plays illuminate burning issues of their time and are newly instructive today.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
The Kleban Foundation celebrates the 31st anniversary of the annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre with the announcement of the 2021 prizewinners. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Benjamin Scheuer. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to co-librettists Melissa Li and Kit Yan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
The play, whose premiere was presented by NFT in 1987, is an imaginary encounter between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in 1965 in a hotel in Harlem. Differing in their philosophies but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems. Both are prepared to die for their beliefs but neither is aware of how soon assassins' bullets await them. The play was televised on American Playhouse in 1989.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
Between the election and the inauguration, politics has very much been in the foreground this past year, and this Presidents' Day, we're celebrating in song! BroadwayWorld has pulled together 40 of our favorite songs from musicals with political messages.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse will present a virtual Script in Hand playreading of “A Sherlock Carol,” a new, mystery mashup featuring familiar characters from the literature of Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2021
Today's top stories: Sutton Foster will perform a virtual concert from City Center, new musical Breathe from Jodi Picoult will star Kelli O'Hara, Denée Benton, Patti Murin, Colin Donnell, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
Former Secretary of State and avid theatergoer Hillary Rodham Clinton will participate in Classic Stage Company's event Tell the Story: Celebrating Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins, delivering remarks about the timely and timeless American musical.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and dates for Midnight at The Never Get, the third production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. With book, music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson grant winner Mark Sonnenblick, Midnight at The Never Get features the performance of a lifetime from a 1960s underground gay nightclub in Greenwich Village. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2021
Full casting has been announced to join previously the previously revealed Ben Gerrard for the return of acclaimed American Psycho – The Musical. After a sell-out season at the Hayes Theatre Co which won nine 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards, American Psycho - The Musical will be presented in the Sydney Opera House’s Playhouse from 3 - 27 June, 2021.
by Student Blogger: Michael Scuotto - Apr 13, 2021
In celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 91st birthday, I’m compiling a list of 18 Sondheim songs, one for each show he’s written!
by Gil Kaan - Apr 1, 2021
The Echo Theater Company's next production UNDERNEATH THE FREEWAYS OF LOS ANGELES will live-stream April 2 for sixteen Zoom performances. Written by playwright Matthew Paul Olmos, this interactive murder mystery experience has been inspired by historical events centering in and around the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Michael Alvarez directs the cast of Mia Ando, Morgan Danielle Day, Amy K. Harmon, Gloria Ines, Roland Ruiz and Darrett Sanders.