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Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Jones & Schmidt with THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, and I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt. (more...)

Schimmel Center presents AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Schimmel Center presents American Dance Spectacular! on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., exploring the history of American popular dance throughout the 20th century, including the Charleston, Lindy hop, jitterbug, twist, voguing, and more. The performance is directed, co-written and created by Daniel C. Levine (Broadway's Les Mis rables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!) with choreography by Al Blackstone (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance), music direction by Bryan Perri (Broadway's Wicked and Next to Normal), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime's Showing Roots) together with six Broadway dancers backed by three vocalists and a live band. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Erik Gratton, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Star in ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the New York engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play from December 13 through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more...)

Lenny Wolpe and Matt Gibson to Star in Goodspeed's New Musical A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

A family classic has been given a fresh twist in Connecticut's own A Connecticut Christmas Carol by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to fresh, innovative works with this new musical infused with Connecticut flavor. A Connecticut Christmas Carol will run November 17 December 24, 2017 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly to Bring BOTH SIDES NOW to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Laura Michelle Kelly in 'Both Sides Now' on November 7, 2017. (more...)

Industry Exclusive: The Story of Music Publisher Martin Bandier and His Tempting Broadway Opportunity
by Jay Landers - Oct 16, 2017

What do the Beatles, Dylan, Sting, Stones, Beyonc , Gaga, Madonna, the Taylors (Swift and James), Queen, Elvis, Bowie, Pink, Adele, the Monkees and Snoop Dog all have in common? (more...)

No Longer Standing By, Bibi Osterwald Takes Center Stage in Granddaughter's Solo Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Elise Arndt debuts her solo show SING, BIBI, SING! The Untold Tales of Bibi Osterwald at the United Solo Festival on Theatre Row October 27th at 9pm. The show is directed by Christine O'Grady (HAIR, tick, tick BOOM!) with music direction by Ted Arthur (Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Miss Saigon). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2017
by - May 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Sherry Vine & Joey Arias Chat About the Evolution of Drag and Their Stripped-Down New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - May 5, 2017

Between the two of them, drag icons Sherry Vine and Joey Arias have more than 50 years of performing experience combined. Not only that, but their working relationship and enduring friendship began more than 20 years ago. Though they've toured with one another around the world over the years, it's been a few years since they've teamed up for a big show in New York, where they first met. Thankfully, the legendary divas will reunite onstage in the city for a new show at Feinstein's/54 Below, as part of Garth Schilling's (also known as Miss Vodka Stinger) drag-themed Thursday night series called LATE NIGHT DRAG. The run will also include Cacophony Daniels, Marti Gould Cummings, Varla Jean Merman, Ray DeForest, RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE star Alexis Michelle, and Miss Vodka Stinger herself with the Martha Rayes. Prior to Vine and Arias' show, the pair pressed pause on their first day of rehearsal to speak with us over the phone about their individual careers, more than two decades of collaboration, and reuniting onstage in the city that brought them together. (more...)

Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher Reveal First Photo of New Baby!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony-nominee Megan Hilty and husband Brian Gallagher welcomed a baby boy on Monday, March 13th. Son Ronan Laine Gallagher was born at 3:30 p.m. in Los Angeles. He joins 2 1/2 year-old sister Viola Philomena. (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

Megan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Producer Charlotte Cohn with SCS Innovations LLC, Franklin Theatrical Group, Neil Gooding Productions, Ralph Meranto/JCC CenterStage, Brierpatch Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Bonnie E. Lautenberg, in association with NewYorkRep, announced today cast changes at Church & State. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

BRASS Festival Meets the West End with BRASS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Stars of the West End Kate Graham (Billy Elliot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mamma Mia!) and Matt Corner (Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys), return home to the North East and join forces with, the self-proclaimed danciest swing band in the country, the Scottish Swing Orchestra and the BRASS Broadway Chorus to showcase swing versions of great Broadway songs from Anything Goes, Hairspray, Chicago, West Side Story and many more. (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.  (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Make New England Premiere in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

Possum Point Players Fundraiser Aims to Patch Leaky Roof
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Possum Point Players' musical revue fundraiser, "You've Got A Friend," may raise the roof, but primarily, the goal is to repair it.  Set for July 7, 8, and 9, the show features a cast from 10 communities in Delmarva and neighboring states and songs of friendship and caring from more than 20 Broadway shows.   Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM; Sunday matinee is at 2 P.M. (more...)

Broadway's Megan Hilty To Play London Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Megan Hilty, Broadway star and the lead of TVs hit musical series SMASH tweeted today that Club 11 London, the producers who bought London Matthew Morrison, Tituss Burgess and Jeremy Jordan are bringing Megan Hilty to London to perform in concert. (more...)

BWW Review: Gentlemen Prefer Booty in Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2017

The recent Signature Theatre revival of Suzan Lori-Parks' VENUS, based on the true story of Saartjie Baartman, depicted a 19th Century African woman who was subjected to exploitation because of white people's fascination with her prominent posterior.  But the mood is considerably lighter over at Playwrights Horizons these days, where the title character of Kirsten Childs' joyfully old-fashioned, but sneakily subversive new musical, BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, is a 19th Century African-American woman who celebrates the attention her queenly derriere receives and uses it as a source of empowerment. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 98th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"  HAIRSPRAY will begin previews on Wednesday, July 5; will open on Sunday, July 9 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Roberto Araujo to Star in DO YOU DREAM IN SPANISH? at Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Roberto Araujoto will star in his show DO YOU DREAM IN SPANISH?, with additional material by Michael Perrie Jr., at the Fresh Fruit Festival, opening July 17, 2017 at 9pm at the Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009. (more...)

Russell Tovey, Mark Bonnar & More Announced For QUEERS At Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Old Vic today announces casting for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss. Staged on 28 and 31 July at The Old Vic, they mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. Queers celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century.  (more...)

Jessie Mueller Joins Star-Powered Lineup for Broadway @ Town Hall Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale has announced this week that Jessie Mueller, Tony Award winner for 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' and most recently a Tony-nominee in Sarah Barielles' 'Waitress,' will make her P-Town debut for the Broadway @ Town Hall summer concert series in Provincetown on September 3 at 6:30pm with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at the Provincetown Inn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

BWW Review: Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess Kick Off the District of Comedy Festival with the National Symphony
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 21, 2017

The concert delivered some great performances and is a wonderful example of how unique the Kennedy Center is within our national arts landscape. Where else, except for maybe Lincoln Center, could you hear some of Broadway's best sing with a top-notch orchestra and get a dose of comedy too? (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce that the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara, directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Kick Off String of Leading Ladies Onstage in Provincetown This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Mark Cortale's Broadway @ Town Hall series in Provincetown is set to welcome the first of three leading ladies of Broadway who will be gracing its stage this summer. Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's "Smash" and Broadway's "Wicked" and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of "Noises Off", makes her Town Hall series debut on Sunday, August 6 at 6:30 PM, joined by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Heart, Hope And Hollywood Combine in TECHNICOLOR LIFE, A Moving Story Of Coping In The 21st Century
by Jade Kops - Aug 6, 2017

Jami Brandli's play TECHNICOLOR LIFE brings women's stories to the forefront in an emotional rollercoaster of dramatic comedy. (more...)

Samantha Massell, Christian Michael Camporin, Sean MacLaughlin, Lori Wilner and More to Star in Goodspeed's Reworked RAGS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Join Rebecca and David Hershkowitz as they journey to a 'brand new world' in Goodspeed's reinvented Rags. Original creators Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz have teamed up with David Thompson, who has adapted Joseph Stein's book, to rework this timely and inspiring piece. (more...)

Broadway Caricaturist Sam Norkin Subject of Online Exhibition This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Sam Norkin (1917-2011), who drew Broadway for decades, honoring opening nights with the caricature of a star or the entire company, most notably for the New York Daily News, is the subject of an online exhibition at Broadway Design Exchange, beginning now through November 19. (more...)

Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 20, 2017
by - Aug 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Morgan Fairchild Makes Her Return to the Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

In 1973 Morgan Fairchild made her then-Alhambra Dinner Theatre debut opposite Arte Johnson in The Seven Year Itch.  As part of its "50 Years of Memories" celebration, Ms. Fairchild returns to the Alhambra, now the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, more than 40 years later as Lexie in Dixie Swim Club.  Dixie Swim Club opens August 16, 2017. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside the AMELIE Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 5, 2017

The new Broadway musical Amelie, based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film,  just opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture photos of the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance, and you can catch the coverage below! (more...)

Get Ready to Guffaw! Meet the Full Company of PRESENT LAUGHTER, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 5, 2017

Present Laughter, starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, opens tonight, April 5th, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Present Laughter will play through Sunday, July 2nd. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

VIDEO: Roberto Araujo Presents Axelrod's IN THE HEIGHTS Cast in Latest Lipdub Video
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Axelrod Performing Arts Center recently closed its production of In the Heights. Roberto Araujo (Piragua Guy) directs and choreographs this music video to Shakira's “Objection”. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for BANDSTAND!
by Walter McBride - Apr 30, 2017

Welcome home, Bandstand! Earlier this week, a brand new musical took its place on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, Bandstand stars Corey Cott and Laura Osnes. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Check out photos with recipient Kevin Worley below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside the ANASTASIA Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2017

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Earlier this week, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Check out photos with recipient Shina Ann Morris below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2017

The factory is open! The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened just last night at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). We're taking you inside the Gypsy Robe ceremony below! (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for GROUNDHOG DAY
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2017

Groundhog Day opened last week at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture photos of the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Joseph Medeiros below! (more...)

Marni Nixon's 'Loverly' Former NYC Apartment, Studio on the Market
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

'Wouldn't It Be Loverly' to own a bit of New York history? Apartments 2A and 3A at 315 West End Avenue) - the former teaching studio and apartment of legendary Marni Nixon - are on the market! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic Role
by Daniella Parcell - Apr 16, 2017

On Dec. 9, 1993, Glenn Close played her first performance in the Los Angeles premiere of SUNSET BOULEVARD. A year later, she reprised her role at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre and, six months after that, earned her third Tony Award for her portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 10, 2017
by - Apr 10, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside WAR PAINT's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 10, 2017

War Paint opened last week at the Nederlander Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture photos of the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Joanna Glushak below! (more...)

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