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They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2018 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

The 2018 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or nine) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 88 awards! (more...)

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sings About 'Commander of Cheese' Donald Trump
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2018

In Randy Rainbow's latest political parody, he begins with a fake interview with Kellyanne Conway, including the clip where she accidentally called Donald Trump 'Commander in Cheese' instead of 'Commander in Chief.' Randy ran with this, setting the song to the tune of It Sucks to Be Me from Avenue Q and including as many cheese references as he can get away with. (more...)

VIDEO: FROZEN's Creative Team Talks the Technology That Brought the Show From Screen to Stage
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2018

Adapting a movie as magical as Frozen for the stage was not an easy feat, according to its creative team. Yahoo recently did an in-depth exploration of the technology that went into bringing this story from screen to stage. Watch the full video below! (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns To Vancouver
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a sold out engagement in 2016 returns to Vancouver for a limited engagement September 25-30 at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center Announces 'Bound For Broadway' Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2018

Kaufman Music Center's annual showcase of some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters will include shows by Academy Award Winner and 'Let It Go' songwriter KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ ('Frozen') and RICK ELICE ('Jersey Boys,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher'), plus music director ANDY EINHORN ('Bullets Over Broadway, 'Sondheim on Sondheim' & the upcoming 'Hello, Dolly' starring Bette Midler). Featuring performances by BETSY WOLFE ('Falsettos'), SEBASTIAN ARCELUS ('Jersey Boys,' TV series 'House of Cards' and 'Madam Secretary'), DREW GEHLING ('Waitress') and many more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Bell Bundy and the Cast of SWEET CHARITY Celebrate Opening Night at Reprise 2.0
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 (led by Producing Artistic Director Marcia Seligson), in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT) chaired by Brian Kite, presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity.  Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, the classic Broadway hit plays through July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Take a look at photos from the show's opening night below! (more...)

ATF Announces Upcoming Show LOCH NESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will feature the epic adventure musical Loch Ness. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, and run from July 6th-8th and 10th-14th, with a preview on July 5th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hey Big Spender! Laura Bell Bundy Stars in SWEET CHARITY in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity. Get a look at the all-star cast below! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Head Over Heels Broadway with Ari Groover who took over our Instagram yesterday account to give you a behind the scenes look at the production as they continue their final week of tech ahead of their first performance Saturday! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

The O'Neill Announces Casts and Creatives For 2018 Summer Season Of New Musicals and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces casting and creative teams for the summer season of new musicals and plays selected for development at the National Music Theater Conference and National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT, SPONGEBOB, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and More to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Broadway in Bryant Park will return this summer! The 2018 program will bring the best of Broadway together for free performances for six consecutive weeks from Thursday, July 12 to Thursday, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST - 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM's on-air personalities, this year's annual presentation of open-air lunch hour performances featuring the best Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will be presented by your local Toyota Dealers, VISIT PHILADELPHIA and FUJIFILM Instax. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Denver (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Go behind the scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS Broadway tomorrow (620) when Ari Groover takes over our Instagram account to give you a behind the scenes look at the production as they continue their final week of tech ahead of their first performance Saturday! (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS on BWW's Instagram Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Go behind the scenes of HEAD OVER HEELS Broadway tomorrow (620) when Ari Groover takes over our Instagram account to give you a behind the scenes look at the production as they continue their final week of tech ahead of their first performance Saturday! (more...)

DIRTY DANCING, MADAGASCAR, CATS, and More Announced For New Season At Wolverhampton Grand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Following his live performance appearances in the upcoming Grand Theatre production of Ladies' Day this July, TONY CHRISTIE returns for a full live concert on Saturday 3 November. Tony Christie has enjoyed an incredible career, which includes over forty albums, seventy singles and countless live performances - a living legend and national treasure. (more...)

VIDEO: Rob McClure Goes Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

This past weekend Rob McClure took over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and gave BWW a behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! (more...)

Soho Rep. Extends Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) extends the world premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, directed by Sarah Benson, through July 22. In Fairview, the Frasier family (MaYaa Boateng, Charles Browning, Roslyn Ruff, and Heather Alicia Simms) is gearing up for Grandma's birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. But the silverware's wrong, the radio's on the fritz, her sister Jasmine is drinking, her husband Dayton isn't helping, her daughter Keisha is a typical teenager, and her brother Tyrone might not show up at all! (more...)

Photo Flash: LITTLE ROCK Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Little Rock recently celebrated their official opening night at The Sheen Center, check out the photos below! Six of the surviving members of 'The Little Rock Nine'.  In addition, the Mayor's Office proclaimed Thursday, June 14 as 'Little Rock Day' and Carla Hoke-Miller (Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment) was on hand at the top of the show to read the Proclamation from the stage (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

LOVE THE STRUGGLE Announces Cast For SheNYC 2018 Summer Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Through the disorienting kaleidoscope of existentialist thought, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir navigate World War II-era Paris, testing conventional boundaries of love and freedom with a novel pact of 'essential love' that allows each to take 'contingent' lovers. Armed with a deep commitment to lofty ideals, the couple dives headfirst into life's grittier side, becoming entangled in seduction, betrayal and war. As they pull others into their powerful vortex, they explode the image of philosophers as solitary armchair ponderers and define a new kind of love. (more...)

Original LGBTQ Musical SONATA 1962 Will Make Off-Broadway Debut At NYMF 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Award-winning playwright Patricia Loughrey and composer Thomas Hodges, whose critically acclaimed play Dear Harvey has been making waves across the nation since its debut in 2010, are thrilled to announce their original LGBTQ musical Sonata 1962 will making its Off-Broadway debut this August as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) Next Link Project. (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

Stephen Bogardus And More Star In New CD GAY LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Gay Love'--being released June 29th--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Lee Roy Reams ('La Cage Aux Folles'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Kristy Cates ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory') and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), plus such top nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes,  Baby Jane Dexter, and Tom Andersen. (more...)

Seacoast Rep Announces THE WHO'S TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Portsmouth-area theater audiences will get a chance to see, feel and hear one of the most-loved and influential rock musicals of all time, when the Seacoast Repertory Theatre kicks off its summer season with The Who's Tommy. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at the Tonys with Caissie Levy's FROZEN Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Caissie Levy blew the Tonys audience away with her powerful 'Let It Go', but what did it look like from the wings? Check out the clip she shared on Twitter below! (more...)

BWW Review: Swear on HAND TO GOD for Laughs at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 14, 2018

Can a church puppet be possessed by Satan himself, or is it just helping a teen express himself... badly? (more...)

Bristol Hippodrome Hosts AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

???????The full cast for the World Premiere of "AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL" is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as 'Foley', Ian McIntosh as 'Sid Worley' and Jessica Daley as 'Lynette Pomeroy'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shanice Williams, Stephanie Umoh & More in the Sheen Center's LITTLE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

History called it heroism. They called it high school. Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), The Steward Family, in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, present the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, now in performance for a limited engagement through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. Opening Night is June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Brief 6/13: DESPERATE MEASURES Opens Off-Broadway, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 13, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Desperate Measures opens off-Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

CLUELESS, THE MUSICAL, Edie Falco, Alan Cumming and More Make Up New Group's 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The New Group has announced four world premiere productions for its upcoming 2018-2019 Season. The company's new season begins in Fall 2018 with Sharr White's The True, directed by Scott Elliott, with Edie Falco, Michael McKean and Peter Scolari. The company's season continues in Fall 2018 with Clueless, The Musical, by Amy Heckerling, with choreography by Kelly Devine, directed by Kristin Hanggi; followed in Winter 2019 by Jeremy O. Harris' 'Daddy,' a co-production with Vineyard Theatre, directed by Danya Taymor, featuring Alan Cumming; and in Spring 2019, Jesse Eisenberg's Yea, Sister!, directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

BWW Review: NUNSENSE at The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 13, 2018

Dan Goggin's Nunsense, now playing at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse, is certainly a treat. It was never officially on Broadway per se', but rather it has lead a very successful, thirty-three year life with consistent incarnations off-Broadway and at regional and local theatres. Running through June 23rd as part of Gateway's dazzling (and busy!) 69th season, this production is all about fun. (more...)

Original Stars of AVENUE Q Return For 15 Special Performances For 15th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

The Tony Award winning Best Musical Avenue Q will mark its 15th anniversary with 15 special performances at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) from July 18 to 29, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL, CAROUSEL, AVENUE Q and More Take the Stage in AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 12, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continued his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE... on Monday, June 11th at The Green Room 42. (more...)

Bid Now on 2 Tickets to HEAD OVER HEELS Plus a Backstage Tour with Bonnie Milligan in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Bring a guest to see the highly anticipated new show Head Over Heels in New York City! After the show take an exclusive backstage tour with Bonnie Milligan! (more...)

Free Open Mic Nights Come to Playhouse On Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Playhouse on Park closes its Ninth Season with Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights, and what better way to celebrate this fabulous musical with two open mic nights during its run!? Come to Park Road and strut your stuff on our stage on Saturday, June 23 and Saturday, July 21, immediately following the evening performance of In The Heights (approximately 10:15pm). (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Casting For The UK Premiere Of Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

With the UK premiere of The Gronholm Method running at the Menier, Travesties running on Broadway and The Color Purple on tour in the US, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the cast for UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini's Spamilton: An American Parody which opens at the theatre on 24 July, with previews from 12 July and runs until 8 September. Alessandrini directs Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee, with special guests Sophie-Louise Dann and Damian Humbley. The production renews Alessandrini's collaboration with the Menier following Forbidden Broadway which ran both at the theatre and in the West End. (more...)

Douglas Sills Joins DAVE the Musical at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned Douglas Sills will play Chief of Staff Bob Alexander in the new musical DAVE, premiering at Arena Stage this summer! (more...)

Fran Drescher and '13 Reasons Why' Star Christian Navarro Join Broadway Sings For Pride's REVOLUTION Charity Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Award-winning actress Fran Drescher ('The Nanny') and actor Christian Navarro (Netflix's 13 Reasons Why' breakout star) are the latest performers to join the lineup of Broadway Sings for Pride's 8th Annual Charity Concert 'Revolution' on June 18th at The Cutting Room in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Drew Gehling and the Cast of DAVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Arena Stage is preparing for the world premiere of a new musical Dave. Check out photos of the cast and creative in rehearsal below!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will transfer from Broadway to London this month following a critically acclaimed 16 month run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater and an unprecedented continuing record-breaking sold out USA tour. (more...)

MNM Theatre Company Confirms Casts For Next Two Musicals At The Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for MNM Theatre Company, today confirmed the casts for its next two major productions at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse: the witty I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and the sentimental favorite My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Both shows will be directed by Dom Ruggiero with Caryl Fantel serving as music director. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at Broadway's HEAD OVER HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Just in! Get a first look at the Broadway production of the new musical Head Over Heels, which had an out-of-town tryout in San Francisco earlier this year! See brand new video of the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: BALTIMORE Explores Racial Tension at Intrepid Theatre Lab
by Courtney Symes - Jun 11, 2018

In its signature way, Intrepid Theatre Lab has again brought the new and bold to Sacramento. This time they have done it with Baltimore, a work by Boston playwright Kirsten Greenidge. Titled such after the poem, 'Incident', by Countee Cullen, it was commissioned in 2014 by the Big Ten Theatre Consortium with the goal of narrowing the gap in representation of women in theatre.   (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

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