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Biltmore Theatre (New York, NY)
261-5 West 47th St.

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From its stunning Broadway premiere in 1968, Hair defined the "rock musical," exuberantly celebrating the hippie counterculture, anti-war movement and sexual revolution of the 1960s with a rainbow score of hits - including "Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," and "Easy to be Hard" - that have become ingrained in pop culture. Let down your long, beautiful hair, pull out the tie-dye and celebrate this groundbreaking American journey as we "Let the Sunshine In!"

HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, and tells the story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. The 2009 revival, directed by Diane Paulus, won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle also honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.

Be in the Room Where it Happens! New Block of Tickets On Sale Next Week for HAMILTON in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

???????Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today that a new 16 week block of tickets for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) will go on-sale Tuesday, August 29.  Tickets will be available for performances through April 29, 2018.  (more...)

Television Academy Announces Corporate Partners for 69th EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Television Academy announced today its official roster of new and returning corporate partners for the 69th Emmy Awards season, which include Audi of America, Chase Sapphire, Ferrari Trento, FIJI Water, The Hilhaven Lodge, L'Oréal Paris, Lyft, PEOPLE, SPLENDA Naturals, Sterling Vineyards, and United Airlines. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Aug 23, 2017

2013's 'Motown, The Musical' opened Tuesday night for a week's run through August 27 at Starlight Theatre inside Swope Park to a responsive, handclapping, music-swaying, delighted audience. 'Motown' is what old films might call a biopic with music. It tells the story of 'Motown' founder and owner Berry Gordy Junior and his business and personal journey through popular music based in the black experience of mid-20th Century Detroit Michigan. (more...)

Broadway Star Faith Prince to Perform in New Orleans This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for Guys and Dolls, will make debut for Mark Cortale's Broadway @ NOCCA concert series on September 22 at 8:00 PM, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

Maria Menounos & More Added to Celebrity Judges Panel for 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced that TV and SiriusXM host, CEO of Afterbuzz TV and bestselling author Maria Menounos and former Miss America Nina Davuluri will join the judges panel. (more...)

BWW Review: HANSEL UND GRETEL at Union Avenue Opera
by Steve Callahan - Aug 23, 2017

The Union Avenue Opera has opened a delightful production of Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck. You'll never hear this work performed by a more glorious collection of voices. (more...)

BWW Interview: Taylor Louderman Talks New Animated Series; MEAN GIRLS & More
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2017

Today the talented actress shares her excitement over the new Nick Jr. series SUNNY DAY and explains why she might know a thing or two about mean girls! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Combining musical theatre, comedy, and other tongue-in-cheek 'art forms,' Cabarets by J&J and the Laurie Beechman Theatre will present MISFITS! Following on the success of other one-night hit cabarets like 'Shipwrecked,' and 'A Swing... and a Miss!', this tongue-in-cheek show takes a hard look at the glorious art of miscast performers through hilarious stories and song. (more...)

Bus Vipers Embraces His Alopecia in New 'Fluid' Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Bus Vipers - a.k.a. Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist Daniel Ahern - recently announced his forthcoming debut EP, and today he shares what Rolling Stone Australia calls a 'wonderfully shot' and 'beautifully bizarre' music video for the infectious single 'Fluid.” (more...)

Broadway Class Will Be in Session for John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Emmy winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) will make his highly-anticipated return to Broadway this fall in his original one-man comedic play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, direct from his acclaimed engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater, producers Nelle Nugent and Kenneth Teaton announced today. (more...)

Green Space presents TAKE ROOT with Sarah Starkweather & Muliebris Dance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Green Space is pleased to announce a diverse roster of new/emerging artists for its signature programs this September. Take Root will present an evening of work by Sarah Starkweather and Muliebris Dance Theatre, and Fertile Ground showcases the creative output of multiple dance artists. (more...)

Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless. (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...)

Dramatists Guild Exec Pens Open Letter Following Article on Shelton Theater 'JUDAS' Controversy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dramatists Guild's Executive Director of Business Affairs Ralph Sevush just sent an open letter to KQED Arts and John Wilkins after the publication of an article on the recent controversy surrounding San Francisco's Shelton Theater. (more...)

Casts Set for VILLAIN: DeBLANKS This Fall at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Upcoming casting has been announced for Brenda Braxton presents Billy Mitchell's Villain: DeBlanks, the uproarious improvisational comedy playing weekly at The Green Room 42 where 'Clue' meets adult 'Mad Libs' and audiences never see the same show twice. (more...)

John Lee Hooker to be Celebrated with Career-Spanning Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Craft Recordings, the Catalog division of Concord Bicycle Music, is proud to announce the release of King Of The Boogie, a career-spanning retrospective, honoring blues icon John Lee Hooker. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/15/2017 - 8/22/2017
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BWW Morning Brief August 22nd, 2017: DESPERATE MEASURES Cast Set, WAITRESS Kicks Off In-Person Rush, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news:WAITRESS Kicks Off In-Person Rush, WICKED Tour Welcomes New Stars and More! (more...)

VIDEO: Happy Birthday to DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Laura Dreyfuss!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dear Zoe Murphy... today going to be a great day! Happy Birthday to star of Broadway's smash hit Dear Evan Hansen, Laura Dreyfuss. (more...)

10 on Tuesday with HAIR's Michelle Lauto
by Misha Davenport - Aug 22, 2017

10 on Tuesday with Hair's Michelle Lauto (more...)

Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin performances for the free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub on Friday, September 1. (more...)

ANASTASIA to Waltz Through Next July on Broadway; New Block of Tickets Released!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) today announce a new block of tickets for Broadway's ANASTASIA through July 29, 2018. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Sneak Peek - Danielle Staub Returns to Bravo's THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2017


Betty Buckley Calls Out Donald Trump for Playing 'Memory' at Rally
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 22, 2017

The gloves are off for Betty Buckley this evening, after the star caught word that her iconic recording of the Broadway ballad, 'Memory' from the musical Cats was played at tonight's rally for Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for SoCal Co-Production of BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) and California Ballet Company (CBC) announced today the complete cast and creative team for their upcoming co-production of Billy Elliot. This Tony Award-Winning musical includes music by Elton John, with book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Billy Elliot features direction by Neil Dale, who makes his San Diego directorial debut, music direction by Don LeMaster, and choreography by California Ballet Company Associate Artistic Director, Jared Nelson. Performances run from September 22 - October 8, 2017, at the Spreckels Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

In Honor of Today's Eclipse, Check Out 'Heavenly' Broadway Show Tunes!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 21, 2017

In honor of today's once in a lifetime event, we present our favorite 'heavenly-themed' Broadway show tunes below! (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Gate69, the Purple Palace in the heart of Cape Town's city centre, has announced its exciting entertainment line-up through the end of the year. With the time of the year when everyone is looking for an excuse to have a good time fast approaching, Gate69 is the perfect venue for Capetonians as well as local and international visitors to the Mother City to let their Hair down. (more...)

BWW Interview: Megan Lione is Enlightened by RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 21, 2017

Stephen Flaherty's catchy and powerful melodies and Lynn Ahren's poignant lyrics 'It was the music of something beginning, an era exploding, a century spinning. In riches and rags, and in rhythm and rhyme. The people called it Ragtime.' can be heard at Maine's very own Ogunquit Playhouse running now until August 26th. I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with ensemble member Megan Lione to talk about how the story of Ragtime is more important than ever, as it is a piece of theatre that discusses diversity, inclusion, and love. Lione says 'The cast is incredible, all ages and backgrounds. It's really amazing.' (more...)

Yoshiki of X JAPAN: To Be Featured On The Cover Of VOGUE Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

YOSHIKI, leader of X JAPAN is set to grace the October 2017 cover of VOGUE JAPAN, on sale worldwide starting August 28. YOSHIKI is the first Japanese male ever selected for the cover in the distinguished magazine's 18-year history. (more...)

Natalie Portman & Michael Bloomberg to Receive Honors at EMA Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

cademy Award and Golden Globe winner Natalie Portman will be honored by the Environmental Media Association (EMA) with the EMA Ongoing Commitment Award at the 27th Annual EMA Awards Benefit on Sept. 23 (more...)

Aaron Tveit-Led COMPANY Extends at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced a one-week extension of Company. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Gets Spooky with GOOSEBUMPS 10/19–22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

???????Families invited to celebrate the spooky season onstage in downtown Lawrenceville (more...)

HAIR Author James Rado 'Thrilled' By Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Corden's Crosswalk Version
by Alan Henry - Aug 21, 2017

Hair co-author/lyricist James Rado was thrilled to watch Lin-Manuel Miranda sing 'Aquarius' from his internationally-acclaimed musical performed in James Corden's Crosswalk The Musical series on CBS... bringing the song to new 'Heights.' (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20
by Audition Roundup - Aug 20, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steven Reineke, Ashley Brown, Christopher Johnstone & French Woods in Side By Side 2017
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 19, 2017

It was one of the most memorable nights of music ever heard in the Pavilion at the legendary French Woods, the French Woods Symphony Orchestra of 62 camp musicians was augmented by 15 Staff members and 15 members of The New York Pops under the baton of Maestro Steven Reineke, music director and conductor of The New York Pops. (more...)

Review: In SO LONG BOULDER CITY, Jimmy Fowlie Hysterically Presents the Background Story of LA LA LAND'S Mia Dolan
by Shari Barrett - Aug 19, 2017

From the award-winning Celebration Theatre, producers Nathan Frizzell and Tom DeTrinis, whose hilariously twisted minds brought you Go-Goy Boy Interrupted, comes the hilarious solo show SO LONG BOULDER CITY, a satire of the almost-Best Picture winner LA LA LAND. Its genesis began when co-writer/star Jimmy Fowlie and co-writer/director Jordan Black watched the movie and couldn't help but ask themselves what exactly about Mia's poorly-produced, designed and attended one-woman show in the movie was supposed to have launched her highly successful career? And since there was no definite answer to be found, the two created their own hysterical spin on the glorious mystery. (more...)

MNM Productions Announces Cast for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, one of South Florida's hottest theatre companies, today announced the cast of its third production this year, the funny, saucy, gender-bending musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. (more...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Emma Dennis-Edwards, Wil Coban, and More to Star in New British Play GATE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Emma Dennis-Edwards (Eve), Wil Coban (Mark), Eleanor Henderson (Rebecca), Joe McArdle (Luke) and Katie Sherrard (Esther) will star in the premiere of Artemis Fitzalan Howard's play GATE at the Cockpit Theatre in London.  (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Opens Tonight at The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the iconic musical, 'A Chorus Line', from August 18 - September 11, 2017. (more...)

New England Debut of CLUE Headlines Cape Playhouse's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Michael Rader, Producing Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the 2018 summer line-up for the historic Playhouse's 92nd season. (more...)

JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Recognized by The Village Voice as 'Best Scrappy Brooklyn Theater' in their Best of 2016 issue, JACK presents a flurry of some of today's key experimenting artists in theater, dance and music, with new work by playwrights Virginia Grise, Azure Osborne-Lee, nicHi douglas, Karma Mayetand Justin Kuritzkes, by choreographer Nicole Bindler, and by composer Justin Hicks with director Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & James Corden Perform Crosswalk the Musical - HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden invited Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in his most challenging role yet - Hair - performed in a real crosswalk on Beverly Boulevard at CBS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda & James Corden in Crosswalk the Musical HAIR
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden invited Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in his most challenging role yet - Hair - performed in a real crosswalk on Beverly Boulevard at CBS. (more...)

Bad Quarto Productions' LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, opens it's current production of Love's Labour's Lost: The First Quarto at 353 W. 48th St. in New York City on August 19th. The production runs through August 27th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Barn Stage Company in association with Temecula Presents present the West Coast Regional Premiere of James and the Giant Peach, based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, on the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre stage from August 17th to the 27th. Join The Barn Stage Company for this delightfully imaginative production, perfect for the whole family! (more...)

2018 Season Announced at The Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Michael Rader, Producing Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the 2018 summer line-up for the historic Playhouse's 92nd season. The six-play schedule will feature three plays and three musicals-including three Playhouse premieres-in a season featuring Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning shows and the New England premiere of an exciting new production of the classic movie Clue.  (more...)

Twyla Tharp to Open The Joyce Theater's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, will welcome back onto its stage Twyla Tharp Dance, under the artistic direction of legendary award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp, for a special three-week engagement, from September 19 - October 8. (more...)

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