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by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Established Country Music artist, Corinne Cook, announced the release of a lyric video for her current single “Mr Mechanic” from her current album Yes I Can. Watch the video on her Facebook artist page or on her YouTube channel here.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2019
Playwright Josh Harmon's SKINTIGHT receives its west coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse, already in previews. Daniel Aukin directs this neurotic family drama featuring the original stars of the Broadway production (Idina Menzel, Will Brittain and Eli Gelb), with Harry Groener, Kimberly Jürgen and Jeff Skowron rounding out the cast. I was lucky enough that Will Brittain (who plays Trey, the young, hunky boyfriend of patriarch Elliott) was able to squeeze in some time for me in his busy rehearsal schedule to answer just a few of my long list of questions.
by Peter Danish - Sep 3, 2019
I have seen the future of Classical Concert-Going and it is called INSIDE OUT! Two years ago, Maestro David Bernard began an experiment in classical concert-going. He had a bold new idea to intimately integrate the audience directly into the concert by literally seating them within the orchestra among the musicians -the idea being to create a totally immersive symphonic experience. Two years and more than a dozen performances later, the experiment has been a success on every level. Thousands of spellbound audience members can attest to the visceral power of live music performed by a 60-piece orchestra on all sides of you.
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2019
Let's head down to the Ozdust Ballroom for Peter Hollens' medley of the iconic songs from Wicked! Let us rejoicify by checking out the video below to see Peter perform alongside Wicked national tour cast members Andy Richardson, Brandon Stonestreet, Aidan Wharton, Nick Gaswirth, Matt Densky, Amanda Fallon Smith, Micaela Martinez, Jordan Casanova, Megan Loomis, Jennafer Newberry, and Sarah Anne Fernandez.
by Albert Gutierrez - Sep 21, 2019
Tonight's my first time in Historic Downtown Clermont. The small parking lot outside the Moonlight Players Theatre already filled up well before I arrived, so I settled on a very uncomfortable parallel parking space a couple blocks down. Fortunately, this allowed me a chance to walk along Minneola Avenue, where an outdoor saxophonist was jazzing out 'Sing, Sing, Sing' next door to a bakery filled with customers - some inside ordering sweets, but most already outside on the patio enjoying their wares and the ambient musical stylings of Benny Goodman. I had to double back a couple times before I found the sidewalk that led me to the theatre. The Moonlight Players' 2019-20 season had kicked off a couple weeks ago, but here I was, late to the party, as their season's first production, DIAL M FOR MURDER, had just reached its closing weekend.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2019
Today's top stories: The Lightning Thief begins previews on Broadway tonight, and more!
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 19, 2019
You asked, and we've answered! We asked BroadwayWorld readers to give us their most burning questions about theatre's inner workings, and we received a question about the difference between understudies, swings, and standbys. So we've put together a guide to understand the differences and to give you a peek into what it's like filling these roles on stage. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
We're throwing it back and celebrating the importance of education by looking back at some of your favorite Broadway stars' theatre roots in their local musicals and plays growing up! We've gathered posts from stars including Corey Cott, Andrew Barth Feldman, Rachel Zegler, and more to see the beginnings of their passion of the arts! Get a blast from the past by checking out all the photos and clips below!
Photo Flash: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Celebrates The Annual Hogwarts Express Countdown At King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2019
Today, hundreds of Harry Potter fans descended on King's Cross in honour of 'Back To Hogwarts' - a day celebrated by fans globally to mark the moment Harry Potter and his friends step onto platform nine and three-quarters as they set off for a new term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The Riant Theatre's 32nd Annual Strawberry One-Act Festival (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) is going to present an ENCORE PERFORMANCE of some of the Best Plays to benefit the SOUP KITCHEN at the Church at the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Avenue, at 28th Street on Friday, October 11, 2019. The performance will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30.00. A V.I.P. Cocktail Reception will begin at 6pm and tickets are $50.00. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=471
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019
Her name is Reneé Rapp, and she is a massive deal. The newest queen bee of Broadway's Mean Girls is starring in the show's new official music video for the song 'World Burn.' Head to North Shore High by checking out the video!
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Slothrust share their new EP, Peach, out now via Dangerbird Records. Currently on tour with Highly Suspect, the band is continuing to play shows throughout November and just wrapped up a special hometown show at The Novo DTLA in Los Angeles, CA, where they took over Fender's social media for the night.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Dallas, we have a problem! Social media influencer and Pop recording artist, Skyler Hunter is shooting for the stars with the premiere of his 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah' music video today. The titillating video, directed by Jeff Adair (Kevin Gates, Dorrough) finds Skyler building a rocket ship to launch towards the moon and finding an alien companion along the way. 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah' is written by Skyler Hunter and available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and TIDAL.
by Bobby Patrick - Oct 17, 2019
Ari Axelrod's Bridging The Gap is teaching future artists that a?oeCabaret Is The Art Of Being Yourself On Purpose.a?? ~~ Dick Gallagher
by Gil Kaan - Oct 15, 2019
Justin Sayre's camp-horror-soap-opera, twelve-episode serial RAVENSWOOD MANOR will take the Celebration Theatre stage beginning October 17, 2019 for a six-week run. Novelist/playwright/TV scripter/performer/host Justin took some time to answer a few of my questioning queries on his various functions as novelist/playwright/TV scripter/performer/host.
by Courtney Castelino - Nov 30, 2019
As the antidote to our impending winter blues, Drew Hayden Taylor's Cottagers and Indians transports us to the serenity of Ontario's cottage country in summertime. We meet the story's two characters, Arthur Copper (Herbie Barnes), an Indigenous man of humble means, whose family has lived in the area forever, and Maureen Poole (Philippa Domville), a Caucasian upper-middle class woman who lives and works in the Toronto area, but has owned a cottage on Starling Lake for the last twenty or so years. It is evident in the first few minutes that there is no love lost between Arthur and Maureen. In fact, the air is decidedly icy, despite the warmth of the season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Universal Pictures is releasing the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Cats this December, and the jellicle cats are coming have come to the streets of New York thanks to the film's taxi toppers featuring a pair of cat ears. Head to the jellicle ball by checking out the photo!
by Emily Yorgey - Nov 26, 2019
SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, created, directed, and choreographed by Amy Marie McCleary, tells a new yet still very nostalgic Christmas story.
by Emily Yorgey - Nov 26, 2019
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Gulfshore Playhouse, adapted by Joe Landry and directed by Peter Amster, tells this classic Christmas tale in a new, engaging way.
BWW Interview: LITTLE BLACK DRESS' Clint Hromsco Quick Changes From Choreographer/Director To Actor/Stripper/Perfect Man
by Gil Kaan - Nov 26, 2019
The national touring company of LITTLE BLACK DRESS arrives in Los Angeles December 3, 2019 playing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The combination musical and audience participation improv (directed by Christopher Bond) features co-creator Danielle Trzcinski with Jennette Cronk, Jenna Cormey and the sole male in the cast Clint Hromsco. Clint took some time out between his multi-character performances at the GE Theatre @ Proctors in Schenectady, New York to answer a few of my inquisitive probings.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 21, 2019
It's time to celebrate all things theatre because yesterday was Love Theatre Day! To get in the spirit, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to let us know what made them fall in love with theatre. We've now gathered some of the standout responses from both onstage and offstage Broadway lovers, with answers ranging from theatre's acceptance of everyone to casts becoming family and beyond. See the huge impact that theatre can have by checking out all of the answers!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Nickelodeon today announced that following a critically lauded run on Broadway, The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!, which reunites members of the original award-winning Broadway company, will simulcast on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons. Joining the cast is veteran SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor Tom Kenny as 'Patchy the Pirate,' performing the original Sara Bareilles song 'Poor Pirates.' The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! was filmed for television in front of a live theater audience, capturing all-new depths of theatrical innovation, where the power of optimism really can save the world.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 17, 2019
Storyteller Rian Keating uses soliloquy and song to tell the entertaining and heartwarming story of his teenage journey into manhood, all through the magic of musical theater, in his new show IN THIS TRAVELING HEART.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
It's far from a typical Bikini Bottom day because cast members from Nickelodeon's The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage are recreating some of the most iconic memes that have stemmed from the beloved cartoon. Have the best day ever by checking out this video and seeing Broadway cast members Ethan Slater, Danny Skinner, Gavin Lee, and more put their own spin on some of the show's most memorable moments.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 13, 2019
Broadway has officially been experiencing the circle of life for 22 years because today is the anniversary of the Disney hit musical The Lion King! To celebrate, we're looking back at some of the show's standout moments from its productions all over the world, with both performances and peeks behind the scenes. Head to the Pridelands by checking out all the videos!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2019
Today's top stories: Becky Gulsvig joins Come From Away on Broadway today, and more!
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 11, 2019
With college theatre program audition season in full swing, we're highlighting prestigious theatre programs from all across the country and chatting with the schools' faculty about everything from from the audition process to real world experience and more. Today we're looking at how twenty-five different major universities help prepare their theatre students for life after graduation. Find out what University of Cincinnati, Marymount Manhattan College and more had to say!
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 11, 2019
Sam Harvey is one cast member who has been with the show since the beginning. In a really fun interview session, I learned he comes back every year because he loves sharing Christmas with the world...and longs for the chicken nuggets at Japanese convenient stores??
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
It's far from a typical Bikini Bottom day because cast members from Nickelodeon's The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage are singing some of the most iconic lines from the beloved cartoon. Have the best day ever by checking out this video and seeing Broadway cast members Ethan Slater, Danny Skinner, Christina Sajous, and more put their own spin on some of the show's most memorable moments.
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2020
Sugar, butter, farewell! Broadway said happy trails to the smash-hit musical Waitress on Sunday January 5th. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the emotional goodbye speeches from the show's creative team, including director Diane Paulus and composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles. Head to the diner by checking out the video!
by Andrew Restieri - Jan 3, 2020
So you just moved to New York City, and you have big dreams about being an actor on Broadway. How do you turn those dreams into a reality? There's no exact science when it comes to getting started, but I'm here to provide you with a few tips on how to get started with auditioning and getting acclimated to life in the big city.
by Student Blogger: Elizabeth Perkins - Jan 22, 2020
As a self-proclaimed nerd and likely (albeit undeclared) drama major in college, one of my favorite pastimes is keeping up with current events in the theater world. I aspire to work in the theater industry someday, and staying engaged and informed is an essential part of working towards that goal. I've compiled a list of the 9 podcasts, publications, and media outlets (in no particular order) that inspire me and keep me feeling up to date.
by Emily Yorgey - Jan 21, 2020
NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse, directed by Kristen Coury, tells the story of the two couples at war over a property line, a party, and peonies.
by Contests - Broadway - Jan 21, 2020
The following sentence is our favorite of all of the sentences: you can get Broadway tickets for under $50. And today is our fave day of the year (so far) because we have Broadway tickets for under $50 to 15 shows.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2019
Today's top stories: The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage is available to purchase on Amazon Prime Video, and more!
BWW Exclusive: JAGGED LITTLE PILL Cast Tries To Name Alanis Morissette Lyrics In A Word Association Game!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2019
You oughta know that we're quizzing the cast of Broadway's Jagged Little Pill on their knowledge of the lyrics of Alanis Morissette's music! At the show's recent opening night, we asked cast members including Derek Klena, Lauren Patten, Celia Rose Gooding, and more to match words like 'love,' 'fine,' and 'happy' with Alanis' iconic lyrics that include those words. Were they all up to the task? Find out by checking out the video!
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 3, 2019
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. That's a sentiment that has been expressed for many years, sometimes merely through the utterance of the sentence, but usually through the singing of the popular song written by Meredith Wilson in 1951. While many attribute the song to the 1963 Broadway musical Here's Love, it was actually written simply as a Christmas song and singers have been crooning the tune ever since.
by Andrea Stephenson - Dec 28, 2019
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts welcomed new Artistic Director Lori Koenig on December 2nd. In the midst of the holiday season and jumping right in with both feet at DreamWrights, Lori took some time out to let us get to know her a bit.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2019
Today's top stories: The CATS film officially hits theatres today, and more!
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2019
Let the storm rage on because we're getting an inside look at the Frozen tour with this special time-lapse of everything that it takes to load in the production's show-stopping set at each tour stop. Head to Arendelle by checking out the video!
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 18, 2019
Award winning cabaret tenor Kevin Dozier releases his first Christmas CD and debuts at The Green Room 42, all in one month. Merry Christmas to all.
Nicole Loher, Lauren Caruso, Angelique Miles, and Miss Yanyi Will Appear On Influencer Panel At INTERNET EXPLORERS: INFLUENCERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Instagram influencers Nicole Loher, Lauren Caruso, Angelique Miles, and Miss Yanyi will join Fohr's director of marketing Tim Jeffreys and comedian Sally Burtnick as Mark Vigeant's featured guests at Internet Explorers: Influencers on December 20. The four will participate in a panel with Mark as they discuss the unique ins and outs of the influencer lifestyle.
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 16, 2019
Sometimes it a simple, yet beautiful show is exactly what the doctor ordered. With the hustle and bustle that comes this time of year, it is important to stop and remember the important things in life - family, home, and loved ones around us. That is what makes Connecticut Theatre Company's fantastic production of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS the perfect escape to cure the holiday blues.
by Emily Yorgey - Dec 15, 2019
Naples Performing Arts Center's production of NEWSIES, directed by Lori Oliver, brings this inspiring and energetic Disney musical to stage in a fantastic and fun way.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 8, 2019
This is definitely something that will last: on this day six years ago, the original musical First Date officially opened on Broadway! To celebrate, we're looking back at the show's opening night with Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez, and more. Get a peek at the show's first impression by checking out the video!
by Rachel Wong - Aug 22, 2019
Summer might soon be over, and Christmas still seems miles away, but do not fret my dear friends! Hong Kong's theatre scene still has a range of exciting shows hitting the 852 this fall, perfect for all ages!
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Today, Slothrust and Highly Suspect kick off their US tour. Tonight's show in Omaha will be their first show together, and dates are scheduled through November. Billboard says, 'You're never going to fully figure out Slothrust, but rest assured, it's well worth the effort,' and Ones to Watch agrees saying, 'Their versatility gives them an edge – they could be punk, they could be indie, they've even gotten away with covering Britney Spears.' Fans should prepare for some surprises on this tour. Slothrust says, 'It's gonna be a wild one.' Tickets are on-sale now at slothrust.com.
by Jessica Crowe - Aug 21, 2019
Most everybody is familiar with the famous story of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Peter Pan's mischievous innocence is embedded into all of our hearts. But how exactly did Peter and his world of Neverland come to be...
BWW Interview: Emmy-Nominated Editor Vera Drew Talks 'Who Is America?' and Launching Adult Swim's Channel 5
by Brooke Yunis - Aug 20, 2019
Emmy-nominated editor, Vera Drew, discusses how she became an editor, her work on Sacha Baron Cohen's “Who Is America?” and launching Adult Swim's Channel 5.
by Jay Irwin - Aug 14, 2019
It's that time of year again. One of my favorite times of year. That time when I get to spend the weekend at Village Theatre checking out the shows brought together by the folks at Village, spotlighting new works around the country. Some amazing, some needing work, but all showing promise. Now, of course, I can't review any of these. They're all still works in progress and not fully staged. But I can share what went on over the weekend as a potential coming attraction of musicals to come to a theater near you.