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EL GUARDAESPALDAS anuncia sus últimas funciones en Madrid
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - May 9, 2018

El proximo 15 de julio, el exito musical EL GUARDAESPALDAS se despedira del Teatro Coliseum de Madrid. (more...)

Winners Announced for 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) are proud to announce the winners of the 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition that was held last night, on Monday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). In first place, Gerardo Navarro from Los Angeles, in second place, Nia Sarfo from Chicago, and third place went to Teslyne Junior from New York City. (more...)

Rattlestick Announces Casting for F*ck!ng Good Plays Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER (Daniella Topol, Artistic Director; Annie Middleton, Managing Director) and ROSALIND PRODUCTIONS INC. (Abigail Rose Solomon, Executive Producer) are proud to announce casting for their annual F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS FESTIVAL, which begins tonight, May 7, 2018 and will run through May 12 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

Cast Announced For FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Goodman Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Niegel Smith. Parks, in her "finest work yet" (New York Times), serves up "an American story as much about our present as it is about our past" (Los Angeles Times). Filled with wit, poetry and original music composed by Grammy Award winner Justin Ellington and performed on stage nightly by Chicago native blues musician Melody Angel, the production follows Hero (Kamal Angelo Bolden), a Texas slave, who faces a simple yet monumental choice: join his master in the Confederate army to win his freedom-or remain enslaved at the plantation. Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) appears May 25 - June 24, 2018 (opening night is June 4 at 7pm) in Goodman Theatre's 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre. The estimated run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Father , by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn). The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation is the Major Production Sponsor and American Airlines is the Contributing Sponsor. (more...)

VIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

The Wallis production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, starts performances next week in the intimate Lovelace Theater! Artistic Director Paul Crewes snuck into rehearsal to chat with cast members Yvette Cason, Bryce Charles, Chester Gregory, and Paulette Ivory about this exciting new production. (more...)

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit Sings 'Come What May' From Broadway-Bound MOULIN ROUGE; Full Casting Announced!
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for Moulin Rouge! The Musical, which begins rehearsals today for the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG)'s Emerson Colonial Theatre engagement of just 36 performances from June 27, 2018 through August, 5, 2018. Reviving a great theatrical tradition, Boston's crown jewel reopens its doors this summer with the World Premiere engagement of the musical, based on the 2001 20th Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann. (more...)

BWW TV: Lydia Fairén presenta ON MY OWN
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 29, 2018

Disfruta de los mejores momentos del concierto unipersonal de Lydia Fairen con direccion musical de Xavi Torras (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Lydia Fairén conquista al público con su ON MY OWN
by Andrea Incera - May 29, 2018

Deleita a los asistentes en una noche unica en el Teatro Gymage. (more...)

Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

???????The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) proudly announced the cast and creative team for the theater's summer musical, West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Fela Domínguez y Blas Cantó confirmados para el concierto ON MY OWN de Lydia Fairén
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - May 22, 2018

El proximo lunes 28 de mayo, Lydia Fairén ofrecerá en Teatro Luna de Gymage Lounge Resort su primer concierto en solitario, ON MY OWN, será un recorrido por su carrera musical, sus anécdotas y experiencias (buenas y malas), y una declaración de intenciones. (more...)

Free Radicals Announce New Album NO STATE SOLUTION Out MAY 25
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2018

Free Radicals, a musical, political, and cultural force in Houston for over two decades, is releasing No State Solution, an album highlighting new remixes, new videos, and newly re-mastered tracks from their past six albums: The Rising Tide Sinks All (1998), Our Lady of Eternal Sunny Delights (2000), Aerial Bombardment (2004), The Freedom Fence (2012), Freedom of Movement (2015) and Outside the Comfort Zone (2017). No State Solution is a rejection of corrupt governments that can only make things worse, and a celebration of the communities that already have so many answers, if they can only throw off their mental and physical chains. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Llegan los Lottery Tickets de EL GUARDAESPALDAS
by Andrea Incera - Mar 7, 2018

EL GUARDAESPALDAS pone en marcha los Lottery Tickets, una practica que ya es habitual en Broadway o en el West End. (more...)

Veteran General Manager Daniel Kuney Forms New Theatrical Management Firm KGM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Veteran General Manager Daniel Kuney has formed KGM, a new full-service theatrical general management firm. Kuney leads the new venture after 16 years of experience as a General Manger both on and Off Broadway. The firm provides producers with a modern new approach that builds upon the best of what has come before while offering the expertise necessary to break ground in a new era of commercial theater. (more...)

Don't Miss DEDICATE IT With Bill T. Jones, Seán Curran, and Lois Welk
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Emily Ludolph's Dedicate It explores the stories behind the people and experiences that motivate our favorite writers, musicians, and scientists. Each show isolates a single great dedication, holds intimate conversations with the people we admire most about the people they admire most, and hosts an open mic for everyone to make a dedication to someone who got them where they are today. (more...)

Alexandra Silber to Lead CAMELOT at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company today announces the cast of Lerner and Loewe's multiple Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha), the classic musical will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from May 22 through July 1, concluding STC's 2017-2018 mainstage season. (more...)

Seun Kuti Shares Interview Video With Carlos Santana - New Album 'Black Times' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80's Black Times is the lead single and title track of the modern day Afrobeat leader's brand new album... and for good reason. (more...)

Sarah Vowell & Many More Announced At Benaroya Hall This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The Live @ Benaroya Hall stage plays host to best-selling author Sarah Vowell and Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino for a unique conversation about pop culture and history titled "The Old & the Dead." Tickets for their lecture and all the music events are on sale now, prices vary. Additional spring and summer shows for the 2018 season will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

PUFFS Makes Its Australian Premiere Plus Added Performances in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - the hit comedy currently running Off Broadway at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) - celebrates its first ever global expansion with the announcement of the play's Australian premiere in Melborne this May.  In addition to this landmark debut, plans for a U.S. tour and a national broadcast, the PUFFS New York production will expand to seven shows a week this month. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall Presents Global Mashups #1: Latin Boogaloo Meets Afrobeat
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

???????On Friday, April 20, Flushing Town Hall resumes its popular Global Mashups series with Global Mashups #1: Latin Boogaloo Meets Afrobeat. Each season, musical artists from across the globe present - and then unite - their melodies in one-of-a-kind performances that are emblematic of Flushing Town Hall's mission to provide global music to a global community. (more...)

Cast Announced For The Wallis Production Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces the cast for its upcoming production of Blues in the Night.  Conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, the production will feature Yvette Cason (Shout Sister Shout, Broadway and film versions of Dreamgirls), Bryce Charles (The Book of Mormon, ABC's "Black-ish"), Paulette Ivory (Disney's Aida and the West End premieres of The Lion King and Blues in the Night) and Chester Gregory (Broadway's Motown: The Musical, Hairspray and  Sister Act).  Blues in the Night will begin performances April 27 through May 20 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert Series Brings Music To Audiences In NYC Boroughs In 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

???????Throughout the upcoming 2018-2019 season, the Carnegie Hall Citywide concert series will bring more than thirty free performances by top classical, jazz, world, and popular music artists to seventeen different venues across New York City. Presented in partnership with local community organizations, Carnegie Hall Citywide showcases outstanding mainstage artists and rising stars across a wide variety of genres, tapping into the pulse of the city and bringing people together to share in the joy of music. Formerly known as Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concerts, the newly-named series builds on Carnegie Hall's tradition of bringing free performances to New York City neighborhoods for more than forty years. (more...)

Lillias White Returns To The Green Room 42 For Encore Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of Tony Award winner LILLIAS WHITE on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 PM. Currently back on stage in the new musical Half Time, White will offer a reprise of her February evening sharing music of love, lust, and loss in an intimate performance. Featuring music from Tim McGraw, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Nat King Cole, Lillias runs the gamut of the American Songbook (more...)

Boston Engagement Of MOULIN ROUGE! Extends By Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, has been extended before performances even begin due to popular demand. Originally scheduled to play from June 27 through August, 5, 2018, the production will now run through August 19, for 16 additional performances. The official opening night is Sunday, July 22. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: EL GUARDAESPALDAS llega a sus últimas semanas en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 5, 2018

El 15 de julio se despide de la Gran Via el musical protagonizado por Fela Dominguez basado en el famoso film de Whitney Houston (more...)

Renovations of Boston's Colonial Theatre Restore it to Former Glory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

The soon to be home of the pre-Broadway run of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL., the Emerson Colonial Theatre has nearly completed its renovation. The Boston Globe has an inside look at the refurbished theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jerry Mitchell on Watching Broadway Veterans Still Dancing in HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Leigh Scheps - Jun 4, 2018

Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell is going full out these days. Not only is he directing and choreographing the original musical, Half Time, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, but he's also about to begin rehearsals as the director and choreographer for Broadway's Pretty Woman. (more...)

They Got the Beat! Meet the Cast of HEAD OVER HEELS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 23, 2018

An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Candidatos a las nominaciones de los Premios del Público BroadwayWorld Spain 2018
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 21, 2018

Os presentamos la lista de las producciones que se han podido ver en nuestro pais en la temporada 2017-2018 y que optan a las nominaciones para la octava edicion de estos galardones (more...)

Photo Coverage: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Is Honored With The 12th Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus
by Walter McBride - Jun 20, 2018

Yesterday, June 19, Actors' Equity Association, the labor union for professional stage actors and stage managers, presented the 2018 Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Award to the chorus of Once on This Island. The award, established in 2007, is given to what the committee votes on as the outstanding Broadway chorus of the season. (more...)

NJPAC Presents Free Concerts, Horizon Foundation Sounds Of The City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Get your groove on under the stars this summer as one of the hottest lineups of hip-hop, soul, funk and R&B artists is showcased at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for two months of electrifying, free Thursday night concerts. (more...)

MOULIN ROUGE! Delays Boston Premiere to July 10th, Full New Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

As a result of a construction-related issue that was part of the renovation of the Emerson Colonial Theatre and unrelated to the production, the pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical has set new engagement dates at the Boston venue. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Alan Cumming, Lillias White, Frances Ruffelle & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 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...)

Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

???????The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) proudly announced the cast and creative team for the theater's summer musical, West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Earns 12th Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Actors' Equity Association has announced that Once on This Island will receive the twelfth annual "ACCA" Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA), the ACCA Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Announces Rhye, Antibalas, Mala Rodriguez, Kronos Quartet, Anoushka Shankar And More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Events have been announced for the 40th annual season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Free performances include:  (more...)

BWW Spain Instagram TakeOver con Fela Domínguez de EL GUARDAESPALDAS
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 13, 2018

El proximo miercoles 20 de junio la protagonista de EL GUARDAESPALDAS llevara durante 24 horas la cuenta de BroadwayWorld Spain en Instagram (more...)

Boston Engagement Of MOULIN ROUGE! Might Delay Previews Due to Construction Issue at Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

The pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, has been extended before performances even begin due to popular demand. Originally scheduled to play from June 27 through August, 5, 2018, the production will now run through August 19, for 16 additional performances. The official opening night is Sunday, July 22. (more...)

BWW SPECIAL: La pantalla invade las tablas
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Apr 6, 2018

Se acaba de anunciar que Aaron Tveit y Karen Olivo protagonizaran la version teatral del musical MOULIN ROUGE!, creado para la pantalla por Baz Luhrmann en 2001 y que supuso la revitalizacion del cine musical a principios de la primera decada del siglo XXI. Aunque el cine musical bebe mucho de Broadway, el caso contrario, la puesta sobre las tablas en forma de musical de una pelicula exitosa, es tambien un fenomeno bastante frecuente y que ultimamente esta teniendo distintas representaciones, tanto en Broadway con el reciente estreno de MEAN GIRLS o ANASTASIA y las futuras producciones de PRETTY WOMAN y MOULIN ROUGE! como en España, con una cartelera actual plagada de celuloide y un futuro lleno de estrenos con base cinematografica. (more...)

THE RHYTHM METHOD, A New Musical, Comes to The Landor Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

THE RHYTHM METHOD is an extraordinary new contemporary British musical in the making - about the stuff that's difficult to talk about - sex, relationships and contraception. A run of just seven performance showcases with audience discussions at The Landor from Monday 14 - Friday 18 May 2018. (more...)

Go Behind the Making Of A Cast Recording with DESPERATE MEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) will be joined by composer David Friedman and Grammy-nominated album producer Rob Sher on the Guild Hall stage on Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm for an insightful discussion answering the question, 'How do all those original cast recordings of our favorite musicals get made?' (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE RHYTHM METHOD, Headlining Fertility Fest At The Bush and Run At The Landor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Today, The Stable announces the full cast of THE RHYTHM METHOD, an extraordinary new contemporary British musical in the making. A show about the stuff that's difficult to talk about - sex, relationships and contraception. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). (more...)

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President; Jack Viertel, Senior Vice President) are proud to announce the 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

MLIMA'S TALE Extends Through June 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere of MLIMA'S TALE. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, MLIMA'S TALE continues The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. MLIMA'S TALE will now run two additional weeks through Sunday, June 3. (more...)

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Roslyn Ruff & More to Judge August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President; Jack Viertel, Senior Vice President) are proud to announce the panel of celebrity judges for the 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, taking place on Monday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids to Celebrate New Album on STRUT RECORDS, "AN ANGEL FELL' with a Record Release Party & Concert MAY 24-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2018

Idris Ackamoor?The Pyramids will celebrate their acclaimed new album on STRUT RECORDS, “AN ANGEL FELL' with a Record Release Party & Concert THURSDAY andFRIDAY, MAY 24-25 at ZEBULON. The band will also perform music from their lauded 2016 release 'WE BE ALL AFRICANS”! All Music and Lyrics Composed and Arranged by Idris Ackamoor made possible by the Gerbode Foundation's 2016 – 2017 Composers Commission for Award. (more...)

Se anuncian los finalistas a los Premios Teatro Musical 2018
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 13, 2018

LA FAMILIA ADDAMS y BILLY ELLIOT lideran con el mayor numero de nominaciones (more...)

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Present The World Premiere Of SS MENDI: DANCING THE DEATH DRILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Nuffield Southampton Theatres present the world premiere of SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill by critically acclaimed Cape Town-based Isango Ensemble. Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK's official arts programme for the First World War centenary, the production commemorates an untold tragedy from WW1 that took place off the coast of Southampton. Prior to rehearsals beginning Samuel Hodges, Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres will visit Cape Town where the SS Mendi began its journey. Mark Dornford-May directs the production which opens at Nuffield Southampton Theatres on Wednesday 4 July with previews from Friday 29 June and performances until Saturday 14 July. Dubbed the 'Black Titanic', the sinking of SS Mendi was one of the worst maritime disasters in the 20th century in UK waters. (more...)

20/20 Vision Announces DOKTA's Debut Album METRONOMIC
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

'Metronomic' is the debut album from anonymous London-born artist, DOKTA, released 14 May. With influences including Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, Aphex Twin, Orbital, and Isao Tomita, DOKTA fuses an incredible analogue set-up with live instrumentation, creating intensely rhythmic but cerebral electronic music that he performs fully live (he was recently signed to Little Big, the live agency for Aphex, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Autechre). (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh to Headline Actor's Express Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Actor's Express will present its gala Broadway at Atlanta Contemporary on Saturday, May 5 from 7-10 PM. The 2018 Gala will feature Broadway and TV star actress Saycon Sengbloh with special guest Eric Graise. The evening will be held at Atlanta Contemporary and filled with live Broadway entertainment, delicious food and drinks, and unique live and silent auctions all to benefit AE during our 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

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