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A Cavalcade of Cutting Edge Comedies Kick-Off July at Ptown's Art House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Within the span of just the first two weeks of July, four cutting edge comedies will open at producer Mark Cortale's renowned Art House in Provincetown, hot on the heels of the just-opened new hit Varla Jean Merman show Bad Heroine.  First, Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ bring their smash hit Return to Grey Gardens back to Ptown after a two-year hiatus for a summer long run from July 5 - September 7. Next, Jinkx Monsoon debuts her own new show The Ginger Snapped with cohort Major Scales at the piano, from July 8 through September 10. The next evening, super-duo Kitten n' Lou make their Art House debut with their new comedy "Holier Than Thou" - fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sold out smash run at Fringe World in Australia and Joe's Pub in NYC, from July 9 - 24. Following that, Varla Jean, Ryan Landry & Peaches Christ debut their new comedy 5 to 9 - a hilarious parody of the hit movie 9 to 5, set in our even MORE absurd Oval Office, running from July 14 - September 9.  For Tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Revisit GREY GARDENS at Bay Street's Summer Gala; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 26th Annual Summer Gala, to take place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces New Standing Room Only Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

According to Dear Evan Hansen's official Twitter page, the producers of the show have decided to make their daily Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets available through digital lottery. You can sign up daily for the digital lottery at their specific, new site specifically for these SRO tickets: http://dearevanhansenlottery.com/. (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Elleon Dobias and Austin Hand
by Chris Arneson - Jun 21, 2017

The winners of Colorado's Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Austin Hand) and Actress (Elleon Dobias) are currently in New York City as finalists for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards), which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatre across the nation. (more...)

BWW Feature: A NEW BRAIN by Apprentice Company Alumni at Aurora Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - Jun 20, 2017

Aurora Theatre gives youthful ensemble, led by Patrick Schweigert, a chance to shine in A NEW BRAIN as part of the 2017 Apprentice Company Alumni summer series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The Year
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde)  two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter  and more took part in for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night. (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...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Wraps Up It's Third Year- Volume One!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 20, 2017

I just returned from Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, my first. How did this happen? Well, it all happened in Kristin's Dressing Room, at the Lunt-Fontanne, when we were doing MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY. Her 'bootcamp' for young, aspiring performers had already had two seasons and she was looking to really 'change it up.' The rest is history, as they say, and 'I' can say, in all honesty, that it was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had and those 43 kids and a handful of young interns, are in our hearts... forever. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2017
by - Jun 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WAR PAINT Cast Toasts 100 Broadway Performances!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 7, 2017

WAR PAINT, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. War Paint was nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including 'Best Actress in a Musical' for both of the leading ladies. Now the show is celebrating 100 performances on Broadway and BroadwayWorld was on hand for a special toast with the cast! (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winners Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Perform Cut Song from DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

In the video below, Tony winning composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul perform the song 'Bedroom Down The Hall', a cut song from their musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. As the composers explain, the number was intended to be performed by the show's two moms (more...)

Ellen Burstyn, André De Shields & More Will Star in John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the full cast for AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. The production will run at Bay Street Theater from August 8 - September 3. The production will star Hannah Cabell (The Father, Men on Boats, Major Barbara) as Rosalind, Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Same Time, Next Year, The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist) as Jacques, and Andre De Shields (The Full Monty, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz) as Touchstone. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Perform 'Guns & Ships' for #Ham4All Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Challenged by the cast of COME FROM AWAY, the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN came together to perform 'Guns and Ships' for Lin-Manuel Miranda's #Ham4Allchallenge. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, July 14 at 2:30 PM.  (more...)

Betty Buckley to Perform from New Album STORY SONGS at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the concert series Music Mondays begins on Monday, July 10 at 8 pm. The first performer is Tony Award-winning Betty Buckley, best known for her work in Broadway's Cats and Sunset Boulevard. (more...)

James Nelson-Joyce to Co-Star with Julian Clary in the World Premiere of LE GRAND MORT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

James Nelson-Joyce  is to co-star with the previously announced Julian Clary in the world premiere of the two-handed black comedy, Le Grand Mort. (more...)

Josie Lawrence to Lead MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actress and comedians is to star in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Offer 'Pay What You Can' Performance of Starry AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced a 'Pay What You Can' performance for AS YOU LIKE IT, a comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, on Tuesday, August 8 at 7 pm. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Return to Joe's Pub with STORY SONGS #2 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will return to Joe's Pub at The Public with Story Songs #2 - a new collection of music - on the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, from October 12-15.  (more...)

Former VP Joe Biden, Amy Schumer Visit DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

It was an all-star audience in attendance at last weekend's performances of the Tony winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Ben Platt, a Tony winner himself for Best Lead Actor, turned to Twitter to share backstage photos of himself and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, as well as a pic with A-lister Amy Schumer. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Waving Through a Window' Like You've Never Heard it Before
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2017

YouTube, the source of all things fascinating and terrifying, has gifted DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a cover of 'Waving Through A Window' that is not to be missed. Watch the video below. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Diversionary presents MANTRAP As Part of its Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Diversionary presents ManTrap as part of our Cabaret Series. One of San Diego's most accomplished choreographers Michael Mizerany (known to Diversionary audiences for his work on Hot Guys Dancing and In The Va Va Voom Room) presents an electrifying night of dance with his company Compulsion Dance & Theatre. Michael completes his Man Dance Series with the premiere of ManTrap. This new work joins the pieces critically acclaimed works Manhandled, Via Dolorosa, UnCoupling and Man Clan for an unforgettable and sensuous evening of dance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 26th Annual Summer Gala, took place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala Was A Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held the 26th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Broadway's Rachel York & Tom Wopat Star in 42ND STREET at Reagle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Broadway stars Rachel York and Tom Wopat will turn up the heat at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, starring in 42nd Street from August 3-13, 2017!   (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Direct the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct the world stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal's The Knowledge. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. (more...)

Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE TREASURER, the world premiere of a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.   (more...)

TRU Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. The goal is to raise $25,000 by end of year to help support and expand the educational programming TRU offers the theater community, as well as to make possible travel stipends to out-of-state writers who are accepted into the annual TRU Voices Reading Series. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Book Will Hit Shelves This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

It won't be much longer until Fansens get the full story behind the making of their favorite musical. That's right, according to the Associated Press, this year's Best Musical will get a book: 'Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window', and it will hit shelves just in time for the holidays.  (more...)

Jennifer Jason Leigh & Hugo Weaving Join Cast of Showtime Limited Series PATRICK MELROSE
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy) have joined the cast of PATRICK MELROSE, a new SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic limited series starring and executive produced by Oscar nominee and Emmy(R) winner Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock). (more...)

Actress/Singer Taveeta Releases Music Video for 'Paradise'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Actress/Singer Taveeta releases music video for debut single 'Paradise' off her forthcoming album Resurrection and will appear in the upcoming MGM Film 'Every Day,' and the sci-fi television series '12 Monkeys' (more...)

Inevitable Theatre Company Makes Performance Debut with UNSUSPECTING SUSAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Inevitable Theatre Company makes its St. Louis performance debut with the regional premiere of Stewart Permutt's UNSUSPECTING SUSAN, to be performed September 15-30, 2017, at The Chapel in Clayton, MO. (more...)

The Barn Players to Present GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to present the Tony Award winning musical "Grey Gardens," Friday, September 15th through Sunday, October 1st. Based on a 1975 documentary, the musical tells the true life story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Set in 1941 and 1973 at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows this mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to recluses in a crumbling house filled with memory and cats.  (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Real Life Tragicomedy Takes the Stage in GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to present the Tony Award winning musical 'Grey Gardens,' Friday, September 15th through Sunday, October 1st. Based on a 1975 documentary, the musical tells the true life story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Set in 1941 and 1973 at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows this mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to recluses in a crumbling house filled with memory and cats. (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of GREY GARDENS at The Barn Players
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Barn Players will present the award-winning musical 'Grey Gardens,' Friday, September 15th through Sunday, October 1st. Based on the true life story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, this bold musical follows them on their hilarious and heartbreaking 30-year journey from high society to faded outcasts in a crumbling Long Island mansion. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

VIDEO: WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Chat Cosmetics, Headshots and More with Kristin Chenoweth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, who co-star in Broadway's War Paint, sat down for an interview with fellow Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth this afternoon via Facebook Live. If you missed it, you can check out everything the trio had to say - from Elizabeth Arden's products and inspiring vocalists to first headshots - in the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Marymount Manhattan Visits Alum Michael Lee Brown at DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Michael Lee Brown joined the Dear Evan Hansen company in October 2016 as understudy for all three young male roles. He has now played Jared, Connor and Evan to acclaim! (more...)

Theatre Three Announces New Performing Arts Educational Opportunities for Adult Actors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Three, uptown Dallas's 56 year-old theatre-in-the-round will offer a number of new workshops and master classes for adult actors. In addition to another session of the previously announced National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA) workshops, favorite local actors Wendy Welch and James McQuillen will present two sessions of one-day only Musical Audition Master Classes. All classes will take place at Theatre Three, located in the Quadrangle (2800 Routh Street, Suite 168, Dallas, TX 75201). (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Jazz-Era AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

EASTENDERS' Aaron Sidwell to Join the WICKED 2018 UK & Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that EastEnders star Aaron Sidwell will play Fiyero. (more...)

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