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Casting Announced For Transport Group's World Premiere Of New Musical RENASCENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Transport Group has announced casting for its world premiere musical, Renascence, which begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Newly minted Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez, recent star of the Broadway revival of Carousel, brings an encore engagement of her solo cabaret show to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage. Known for her tremendous, roof-raising voice and searing stage energy, Lindsay will share golden age Broadway favorites you've never heard her sing, beloved tunes from her collaborations with current musical theatre writers, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCE
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 12, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Meet the cast below! (more...)

Contest Winners Announced for Joey Contreras and Natalie Weiss Concert in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

After a month-long online search for rising, up-and-coming talent - Hannah Pyper Dalley, Preston Taylor, Emily Woods and Tucker Abney were selected as the four additional performers to be added to the lineup of the upcoming 'Joey Contreras with Natalie Weiss & Special Guests' concert in Provo, Utah.  (more...)

VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Katie Thompson, Jason Gotay and the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCE!
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just began performances at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Transport Group's RENASCENSE!
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just opened at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. (more...)

Elphabios: Your Guide to the Twenty Green Girls of WICKED Past!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

A whole lot happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, and Wicked has been telling that story to Broadway audiences for 15 years at the Gershwin Theatre. The milestone won't go by uncelebrated, as in just days, NBC will throw a joyous Halloween party for the ages, featuring songs from the blockbuster musical hit and a cavalcade of special guest stars, including Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Additional guest performers include Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Ledisi, Pentatonix and the current Broadway company of 'Wicked.' 'A Very Wicked Halloween' airs tonight, October 29th at 10PM ET/PT on NBC. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Presents North American Premiere Of Nico Muhly's MARNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents the North American premiere of Marnie, an original Met commission by composer Nico Muhly and librettist Nicholas Wright, on October 19, 2018, with performances continuing until November 10. Based on Winston Graham's haunting novel, which also inspired the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Marnie is conducted by Robert Spano in his Met debut and directed by Michael Mayer, who created the staging for the opera's world premiere at English National Opera in 2017. The November 10 matinee will be transmitted live to movie theaters throughout the world as part of the Met's Live in HD series. (more...)

Show-Only Tickets Available For Second Stage's Fall Benefit Honoring Harvey Fierstein
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Show-only tickets to Second Stage Theater's Fall Benefit Honoring Harvey Fierstein are now on sale to the general public.  Hosted by Michael Urie, the benefit will take place on Monday, November 12 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street).  The evening will feature performances and appearances by Cyndi Lauper, Rosie O'Donnell, Annaleigh Ashford, Keala Settle, Wayne Brady, Christopher Sieber, Michael Urie, Marissa Jaret Winokur, as well as Shoshana Bean, J. Harrison Ghee, Bianca Del Rio, and Gino Emnes.  To purchase tickets, please go to: https://2st.com/support-us/events/fall-benefit. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night Of Transport Group's RENASCENCE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just began performances at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim, The Nightmare Before Christmas In Concert, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lindsay Mendez Previews Her Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Oct 23, 2018

Newly minted Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez, recent star of the Broadway revival of Carousel, is bringing an encore engagement of her solo cabaret show to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage. Known for her tremendous, roof-raising voice and searing stage energy, Lindsay will share golden age Broadway favorites you've never heard her sing, beloved tunes from her collaborations with current musical theatre writers, and more! (more...)

Photo Flashback: The American Airlines Theatre Turns 100!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Happy 100th birthday, American Airlines Theatre! Roundabout's flagship home on Broadway, the American Airlines Theatre first opened its doors as the Selwyn Theatre in 1918. In 2000, Roundabout restored the theatre to its original neo-renaissance style as part of the 42nd Street Development Project, thanks to generous support from the City of New York. Through an unprecedented partnership between Roundabout and American Airlines, this historic theatre remains one of Broadway's most exquisite and patron-friendly houses. (more...)

Caesar Samayoa, Natalie Weiss And More Will Celebrate French Woods At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 54 Celebrates French Woods on November 18th, 2018, at 9:30pm. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Lindsay Mendez and More Lead the Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 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...)

Lindsay Mendez Joins Bryan Perri In Ridgefield On November 30th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

ACT (A Contemporary Theater) of Connecticut is thrilled to announce that 2018 TONY Award winner Lindsay Mendez, recent star of the Broadway revival of Carousel, will join ACT's Resident Music Supervisor, Bryan Perri, on November 30, 2018 in the next performance of the Broadway Unplugged Series! (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Jessie Mueller, Aaron Tveit, Mariska Hargitay, and More Support Survivors of Sexual Violence at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Angel Band Project presents, 'An Evening with Norbert Leo Butz & Friends - A Benefit to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence', Monday, November 12, 2018 at 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, New York City, NY, two-sets, 7:00pm and 10pm. This one-night only event will be hosted by Mariska Hargitay (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...)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts New Production Of LA TRAVIATA Starring Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Flórez
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera's new production of La Traviata, opening December 4, will be the first opera conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin as the Met's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director. Soprano Diana Damrau, who made her acclaimed role debut as Violetta at the Met during the 2012–2013 season (with Maestro Nézet-Séguin on the podium), returns as the tragic heroine. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Lindsay Mendez, Among Stars to Perform at ASTEP Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Artists Striving to End Poverty is celebrating its Tenth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 10 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. A special auction through Charitybuzz will feature exclusive experiences from Hamilton, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady & Wicked in addition to The Prom, Come From Away, King Kong, and many more! (more...)

Photo Flash: 54 Celebrates French Woods At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

On Sunday, November 18th, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrated the popular and prolific summer camp, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. (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...)

Ben Fankhauser, Arielle Jacobs, and More Join Broadway Sings Kelly Clarkson
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Broadway favorites including Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin), Adam Kaplan (A Bronx Tale), and Anthony Lee Medina (Hamilton) join the lineup for the 16th installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings Kelly Clarkson, onJune 18. Cast members from Broadway shows including Hamilton, Frozen, Waitress, and Great Comet will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of the pop superstar, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations of her music. (more...)

John Cariani, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jessica Fontanta, & Santino Fontana Lead Transport Group's PROMISES, PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Transport Group has announced initial casting for Promises, Promises-its second musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series. The concert stars John Cariani, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jessica Fontanta and Santino Fontana.  (more...)

Joey Contreras to Take the Stage at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Musical theatre and pop songwriter Joey Contreras is returning to Rockwood Music Hall's Stage 2 on Monday, June 11 for a 9pm concert. Joining him will be an exciting lineup including Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), DeLaney Westfall (Kinky Boots), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), JJ Niemann (The Book of Mormon), Olivia Puckett (Dear Evan Hansen), Brad Greer (Jerry Springer the Opera), Mia Gerachis, Rob Morean, Stevi Incremona, Morgan Reilly and Spencer Kiely with Brian Russell Carey (Red Roses, Green Gold) and Jacob Yates.  (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Comes to Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Chaos reigns supreme in this hilarious reinvention of the classic American family drama. When Isaac returns home from Afghanistan to help take care of his ailing father, he discovers a household in revolt. His mother, Paige, has been liberated from an oppressive marriage, and with the help of her newly "out" transgender teen is passionately dismantling the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac's shocking and subversive comedy, even the most radical changes can't always free you from the past. (more...)

MEAN GIRLS's Brian Ronan Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Brian Ronan has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical for MEAN GIRLS. (more...)

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE MUSICAL's Kevin Adams Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Kevin Adams has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS's Tom Kitt Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Tom Kitt has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS. (more...)

Weiss, Lanzarone and More to Sing The Songs of Billy Recce at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

He's offensive, he's irreverent - and he can't buy liquor! FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "Billy Recce's Snowflake Jamboree!" on July 13, 2018 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 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. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, June 27= Happy Birthday, Michael Mayer!
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2018

Michael Mayer is an award-winning director whose work spans from theatre and opera to film and television. He is currently represented on Broadway by HEAD OVER HEELS, the new musical featuring hit songs of the Go-Go's. (more...)

CYRANO Starring Peter Dinklage Finds Full Cast; Blake Jenner and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical. (more...)

GRoW @ The Wallis And Broadway Dreams Announce July 2018 Edition Of Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway Dreams  announce the 2018 Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive, featuring an all-star faculty roster comprised of Broadway performers, directors, casting directors and choreographers, held July 8 - 15, 2018 at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. The annual weeklong intensive invites future stars of the stage to embark on a rigorous week of Broadway-caliber training-focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance-taught by the brightest and best industry professionals.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Kaplan, Ben Fankhauser, and More Sing Kelly Clarkson at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Last night, sixteen Broadway stars were featured in Broadway Sings Kelly Clarkson, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. The tribute concerts take the music of well-known music icons and create new, unique arrangements and orchestrations by twisting the style to fit the strength of the performer. Previous fifteen concerts have included Adele, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna. On August 20, the series will continue with Broadway Sings Alanis Morissette. (more...)

Ali Stroker And Hannah Corneau Join The Cast Of Transport Group's Concert Of PROMISES, PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Transport Group has announced that additional casting for Promises, Promises-its second musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series-will include Stanley Bahorek (Amazing Grace, Queen of the Mist), Lauren Blackman (Anastasia), Hannah Corneau (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Marc Kudisch (Finding Neverland, Hand to God), Sean Mclaughlin (Hello Dolly), Bruce Sabath (Cagney), Tally Sessions (War Paint), and Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening). (more...)

VIDEO: CAROUSEL's Lindsay Mendez Tearfully Accepts Tony Award Encouraging Others to be their True Selves
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2018

A darling of the Broadway community for years, on Sunday, CAROUSEL's Lindsay Mendez won her first Tony Award. In her acceptance speech, she told a story about how she was encouraged to change her last name when she began her career. Clearly she didn't, and she closed her speech saying, '...be your true selves and the world will take note. Thank you so so much.' (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Lindsay Mendez
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

Lindsay Mendez has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL. (more...)

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL's Lindsay Mendez Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2018

Lindsay Mendez has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL. (more...)

Brief 6/1: Stars in the Alley, LOG CABIN Begins Previews and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 1, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Stars in the Alley concert is held today, Log Cabin starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson begins previews tonight, and more! (more...)

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy. (more...)

Joey Contreras, Natalie Weiss, and Special Guests Perform in Provo, UT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Award-winning New York songwriter Joey Contreras is bringing his blend of contemporary musical theatre and pop music to Provo, Utah for one night only. (more...)

Broadway Performers to Join Kathryn Francisco and Bassist Nick West On Joint Birthday Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Singer/Songwriter/Actor Kathryn Francisco ('The Wild Party'and season ten winner of 'So You Think You Can Belt') and bassist Nick West are coming together for a joint birthday show where they will be joined by Broadway performers, and some of the greatest up and coming recording artists in a night planned to blow the roof off of The West End Lounge. It will be a truly epic night of full band live music: complete with originals, mashups, funky jazz fusion, and uniquely arranged covers of everything from Beyonce to Broadway to Bruno Mars. (more...)

Sally Struthers, Hal Linden, Ed Dixon & Mark Jacoby Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's GRUMPY OLD MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a grumpy ride! The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to produce the U.S. premiere of the new musical-comedy, Grumpy Old Men the Musical on stage from August 8 to September 1 - just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the hit film that starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. This hilarious new show was penned by Dan Remmes, with music by Neil Berg and lyrics by Nick Meglin. Director for the Ogunquit production of Grumpy Old Men the Musical is Matt Lenz. (more...)

Jelani Alladin, Corey Cott, Ben Fankhauser, and More Join BROADWAY SINGS: UNPLUGGED Series at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

This August, the acclaimed concert series Broadway Sings will begin a one-year residency at The Green Room 42 presenting the spin-off Broadway Sings: Unplugged. The series will feature Broadway favorites including Jelani Alladin (Frozen), Corey Cott (Bandstand), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Amber Iman(Shuffle Along), Aisha Jackson (Frozen), Corey Mach (Kinky Boots), Tiffany Mann (Waitress), and Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture). (more...)

Transport Group Announces The 2018-2019 Season Featuring World Premiere Musical RENASCENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Transport Group has announced its 2018-2019 mainstage season of two productions: Renascence, a world premiere musical about a radical and reckless poet and The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, a play about the trial that sparked a national wave of Vietnam War resistance. Renascence will run October 5 - November 17, 2018 and The Trial of the Catonsville Nine will run January 16 - February 23, 2019. Both productions will be presented at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York City. Transport Group season memberships are now on sale on their website: transportgroup.org. Casting and additional staffing announcements and single ticket sales will be available at a later date. (more...)

Mia Katigbak, Eunice Wong, and David Huynh Cast in THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Transport Group has announced that casting for The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, written by Daniel Berrigan and directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III, includes Mia Katigbak (Awake and Sing!, I Remember Mama), Eunice Wong (Mourning Becomes Electra, Smart People) and David Huynh (Henry VI, A Midsummer Night's Dream). The Trial of the Catonsville Nine runs Wednesday, January 16 through Sunday, February 23, 2019 at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. The opening night is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: An Upstandin' Lady Is She! CAROUSEL's Lindsay Mendez Celebrates New Sardi's Portrait
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 3, 2018

Lindsay Mendez is currently wowing audiences at the Imperial Theatre with her performance as Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, and now she'll be turning heads on 44th Street as well. Just yesterday, the newly minted Tony winner received Broadway's second-highest honor- her own portrait at Sardi's. Check out photos from the unveiling ceremony below! (more...)

CYRANO, Starring Peter Dinklage, Begins Run at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical. (more...)

Breaking: Keri Russell Will Join Adam Driver in BURN THIS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Producer David Binder just announced today that Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell will join three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver in the first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, BURN THIS will begin performances in March 2019 at a Broadway theater to be announced. (more...)

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