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Broadway At The Pierre Announces February Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel's popular new cabaret series continues this month with a very special performance. On Monday February 26th, the hotel will partner once again with award-winning Broadway Sings For Pride creative director Neal Bennington for an exclusive one-night-only show. (more...)

Josh Young to Lead SOUL DOCTOR in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

The biographical musical Soul Doctor tells the incredible story of real-life 'singing rabbi' Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, the high priestess of soul. Together their music became an important voice of social change.   A smash hit off Broadway, this spirited San Diego production begins Tuesday, April 3 and will run for three weeks only at the Lyceum Theatre in downtown San Diego, the first stop on a major tour which heads to the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, May 3- 13 and then to the Hirsch Theater in Jerusalem. (more...)

Photo Flash: Katharine McPhee Gets Into Uniform for Her Broadway Debut in WAITRESS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Katharine McPhee is making her Broadway debut in Waitress. She'll join the company at the diner beginning April 10th. Check out a first look at the show's new star in costume below! (more...)

16th Street Theater Announces the Opening of Ike Holter's THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

16th Street Theater announces the opening of Ike Holter's THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK directed by Lili-Anne Brown March 29 - May 5, 2018 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn with a press opening of Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

What's the Buzz? Full Company Announced for NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony Award-winning producer, 'Hamilton' alum and 'Power' co-star Brandon Victor Dixon will star as Judas and join an already stellar cast in NBC's highly anticipated special event 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,' to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1 from the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y. Also joining the cast are Tony nominee Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Broadway veteran Jason Tam as Peter, 'M. Butterfly' star Jin Ha as Annas and Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out All New Photos of John Legend as Jesus in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

All new photos have been released of John Legend as Jesus in NBC's upcoming staged 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.' Check out the photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: John Legend Hits All the High Notes in New Rehearsal Video for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2018

Jesus is in good hands! John Legend will be playing Jesus in the upcoming staged Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC. Watch the all new video of him in rehearsal, including a clip of him singing from the show, below! (more...)

Circuit Playhouse Stages JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

???????When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach which launches him on a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family to survive the adventure of a lifetime. (more...)

Brian Justin Crum Added To Talent Line Up At Bucks County Playhouse For DANCE TO THE MOVIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

"America's Got Talent" 2016 Finalist Brian Justin Crum has been added to the cast of "Dance to the Movies" for its upcoming engagement at Bucks County Playhouse. Crum joins Tony Dovolani, a Mirror Ball Trophy Winner and celebrity pro from "Dancing with the Stars," and Anna Trebunskaya, also a "Dancing with the Stars" celebrity pro and fan favorite, in this high-powered cast. "Dance to the Movies" is being presented as part of the Playhouse's Visiting Artists Series. The show will take over the playhouse stage March 7 - 11.  (more...)

Tickets For Disney's THE LION KING On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

???????Disney Theatrical Productions, Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King go on sale to the public today. Disney's The Lion King will leap onto the Music Hall at Fair Park stage on June 13, 2018 for a limited 4 week engagement through July 7, 2018. (more...)

Ariana Grande & Troye Sivan Have Collaboration In The Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Ariana Grande & Troye Sivan Have Collaboration In The Works (more...)

Kerry O'Malley, Deedee Magno Hall, and Tony Award Nominee Valarie Pettiford Join 'A Little New Music'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

???????A Little New Music will spotlight a diverse array of artists performing new and unheard musical theatre songs in a classic cabaret setting at Hollywood's historic Catalina Jazz Club on Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30pm.  Audiences of A Little New Music's concert series discover firsthand pieces of musical theatre that could become Broadway hits. (more...)

Panto Cast Announced For CINDERELLA At The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

The Bristol Hippodrome have announced that comedy legend, musical theatre, television and Strictly star Brian Conley and celebrity style guru and television presenter Gok Wan will star in this year's spectacular production of the Fairy Godmother of all Pantomimes, Cinderella, from Saturday 8 December. (more...)

Will Scar's 'Be Prepared' Make The Cut For Live-Action THE LION KING?
by Nicole Ciravolo - Feb 22, 2018

The live-action Lion King is set to feature four of the film's original songs by John and Tim Rice. Elton John told The Sun, 'They need to have a new end credits song. There's going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight?', 'Hakuna Matata', 'I Just Can't Wait To Be King' and 'Circle of Life'. And then there will be an end, closing song, and we've been speaking to Beyonce's people and hopefully Tim and I and her can cook up something.' But will Scar's 'Be Prepared' make the cut for live-action THE LION KING? (more...)

CT Rep Begins THE CRUCIBLE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) begins the second half of the 2017-18 season with the Tony Award-winning classic, "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Paul Mullins will direct. Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from February 22nd through March 4th, 2018. For tickets and information, please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Shoshana Bean Will Celebrate Release of SPECTRUM Album at Ace Theater!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

On Saturday, February 24, Shoshana Bean will perform her album release show - Spectrum - at Ace Theater Downtown Los Angeles. Spectrum, Bean's fourth studio album which will be released on February 9, is a fresh new take on the classic tradition of big band with arrangements by Grammy award-nominated arranger Alan Ferber. This concert will feature Bean along with an 18 piece big band performing a carefully-selected collection of standards, classics and modern favorites, while still including a few Bean-penned gems. Bean made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray before taking over for Idina Menzel as Elphaba in Wicked and has performed all over the world with artists such as Ariana Grande, Brian McKnight, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ), David Foster and Michael Jackson. (more...)

Pushcart Players To Perform At Rutgers-Camden
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

???????Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents "Stone Soup…and other stories" on Wednesday, March 7 at 10:00 am at the Gordon Theater, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts. (more...)

16th Street Theater Announces the Opening of THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

16th Street Theater announces the opening of Ike Holter's THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK directed by Lili-Anne Brown March 29 - May 5, 2018 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn with a press opening of Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 PM.   (more...)

Soho Rep Adds Second Extension For IS GOD IS, Now Through 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director), has extended the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar, a second time, through March 31. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Perform at Rutgers-Camden
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

???????Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents "Stone Soup…and other stories" at 10:00 am at the Gordon Theater, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts. (more...)

Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

The musical A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK will debut Off-Broadway at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 W 42 Street), beginning performances on February 21, opening on March 6, running through May 13, 2018. Tickets are $79 - $99 and can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE And ACCEPTANCE At Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

'That old copper statue by the Courthouse downtown, honouring the dead Confederate soldier, ain't there no more…' (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Artistic Director Ray Jivoff unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2018-19 Season line-up of "firsts" -- five shows that have never been produced at Skylight.  "We are thrilled to announce this exciting season of well-known and well-loved shows that have not been produced by Skylight before," said Jivoff. "These are blockbuster titles that perfectly capture Skylight's mission of presenting the full spectrum of music theatre, from musicals to revues to classical repertoire. Each show is joyful and exuberant in its own way and highlights our dedication to producing inventive and theatrical musical storytelling." (more...)

HAMILTON, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, ANASTASIA, and More Lead Broadway in Austin's 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts announced the seven-show 2018-2019 Season; including the anchor HAMILTONplaying its Austin engagement May 28 - June 16, 2019. The new season represents a wide range of Tony Award® winners and five Austin premieres for audiences to enjoy. (more...)

GREYSON MATTERS, A New Play Directed By Luke Tudball Set For Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Under the direction of Luke Tudball ( SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL, Love,Sex, Anarchy, Swing/Fish Tacos, Personals ), Greyson Matters, is set for an industry staged reading at 7p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Jacob Krueger Studios, 247 W. 35th St. Manhattan, 6th Floor. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Tackles Gender Equality in KISS ME KATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

This spring The 5th Avenue Theatre will stage Kiss Me, Kate, the Cole Porter musical inspired by William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Kiss Me, Kate will be directed by Alan Paul and choreographed by Michele Lynch, who both worked on a previous production of the show at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2015. (more...)

The Black Box Announces March Music and Theater Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

THE BLACK BOX presents an exciting line-up of live music and theatrical entertainment this March. Programming will bring NYC-based Broadway stars, talented local artists, and a colorful family musical to the theater, music and event venue in downtown Franklin. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/13/2018 - 2/20/2018
by - Feb 20, 2018

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/13/2018 - 2/20/2018. (more...)

BWW Review: LAURA OSNES DELIGHTS at AMP Strathmore
by Isabella Basco - Feb 19, 2018

At the AMP Strathmore, Laura Osnes delights in her intimate cabaret. Fans traveled from Baltimore and Springfield Va. and the DC metro area to visit the North Bethesda concert and were not disappointed. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes THE BAND'S VISIT's Adam Kantor
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 19, 2018

On Monday, February 19, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Adam Kantor back to the podcast. Kantor, currently co-starring as Telephone Guy in the critically acclaimed new musical THE BAND'S VISIT shares stories of how he won the role, working with the creative team on creating the role, and perfecting his character's haunting and beautiful song 'Answer Me.' (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for RENT in Appleton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour have announced that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will go on sale Friday, February 23 at 10 a.m. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Blows Into Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

The AT&T Performing Arts Center and Dallas Theater Center jointly announced today an unprecedented new collaboration to coproduce the Broadway musical Hairspray which will be the first title on the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Broadway Series 2018/2019 season. The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray will play 12 performances July 7 through July 15, 2018 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District. (more...)

HAMILTON To Anchor SunTrust Broadway At DPAC's 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

Direct from New York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway at DPAC's, 2018 / 2019 Season. It's our "New York, New York" Season with all eight shows being current or recent hits direct-from-Broadway. The eleventh season of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC begins this fall, anchored by HAMILTON, and featuring 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award-winning, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and 2017 Tony-winning Best Revival of a Musical, HELLO, DOLLY! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley as Dolly Gallagher Levi. (more...)

McMain Students Celebrate Black History Month With THE COLOR PURPLE Reading With Broadway Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) and Broadway in New Orleans have partnered together to give 30 McMain High School students an exclusive opportunity to hear a reading of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE COLOR PURPLE from cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show. Students will have the opportunity to ask cast members questions about the show, storyline and their professional backgrounds. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE COLOR PURPLE is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017 - 2018 season and will play at the Saenger Theatre Feb. 20-25. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dynamic Duo Van Hansis and Tyler Hanes Talk Love and Relationships in Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Four-time Emmy Award nominated actor Van Hansis and celebrated Broadway star Tyler Hanes first met as college students at Carnegie Mellon, but it took a chance meeting years later at a Broadway opening night to bring the two together romantically. (more...)

Postmodern Jukebox and TUnE-yArDs Artists Join Broadway Talent For North American Premiere Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR At Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Artists from the bands Postmodern Jukebox, tUnE-yArDs and Diane Coffee join Broadway and West End talent for Lyric Opera's North American premiere of Timothy Sheader's explosive Olivier Award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, presented from April 27 to May 20, 2018 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening April 28). (more...)

Brief 2/15: Get a Sneak Peek of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 15, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: a sneak peek of Escape to Margaritaville, an interview with the cast of Cruel Intentions, and more! (more...)

Harvey Fierstein, Andrew Rannells, Jackie Hoffman, and More Celebrate HAIRSPRAY's Sweet 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

This year's Broadway Belts for PFF!, hosted by Broadway's Julie Halston, will be an even bigger celebration as Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman bring together members of the original Broadway cast of Hairspray to celebrate its 'Sweet 16.' The HairspraySweet 16 segment will honor Margo Lion, a lead producer on the original production, for her theatrical career and her support for Broadway Belts for PFF! and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). This once-in-a-lifetime event is exclusively available through sponsorship opportunities that can be purchased at www.BroadwayBeltsforPFF.org. (more...)

International Hit Sensation MAMMA MIA! Comes to Broadway Palm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 - Broadway Palm is thrilled to present the international hit sensation MAMMA MIA! now through April 7, 2018. Over sixty million people around the world have fallen in love with the charming story, the delightful characters and the timeless ABBA music which makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch ANASTASIA's Derek Klena Uncover His Own Family History!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 15, 2018

Home. Love. Family.  At the heart of ANASTASIA is a story about discovering who you are and Dmitry himself recently did just that. Below, watch as Derek Klena discovers his own family heritage with the help of Ancestry.com! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 15, 2018
by - Feb 15, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Melissa Errico, Chilina Kennedy, Tony Yazbeck, and More to Celebrate 100 Years of Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

HB Studio, one of New York's legendary institutions for theater training and practice, presents HB Celebrates Leonard Bernstein at 100, an evening of songs from the musical theater works of Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

BWW Review: OC's Chance Theater presents Touching Musical VIOLET
by Michael Quintos - Feb 15, 2018

A quieter, more down-to-earth musical-but done so with a bellowing musical prowess thanks to book writer and lyricist Brian Crawley and composer Jeanine Tesori-VIOLET explores the multiple layers of feelings associated with being and living life as an 'other' within an environment that promotes (and unfairly rewards) societal normalcy and uniformity-and all the baggage that comes with it. The delicate yet still poignantly powerful 1997 award-winning off-Broadway musical continues its regional premiere production (based on the 2014 Broadway revival) at Orange County's Chance Theater in Anaheim through March 4, 2018. (more...)

Elton John and Beyonce Will Write New Song for End Credits of Live-Action THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

According to The Sun, Elton John is working with Beyonce to write new music for the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King, in which Beyonce will play Nala. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Announces Creative Teams For 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Michael Rader, Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the creative teams for the 2018 summer season. The six-play schedule, features three plays and three musicals-including three Playhouse premieres-in a season featuring Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning shows and the Pre-National Tour Engagement and New England premiere of an exciting new production of the classic movie Clue: On Stage. (more...)

Donell James Foreman Takes the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Donell James Foreman in The Dirty 30 Tour or, Play-List: A Pop Music Memoir on Monday, March 19th. Donell James Foreman - currently in The Book of Mormon - makes his Feinstein's/54 Below solo concert debut (more...)

Top Execs from THE BAND'S VISIT, HAMILTON, and More to Speak at The Commercial Theater Institute Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) and Executive Director Tom Viertel have announced speakers for its upcoming 3-Day Intensive, taking place from Friday, March 9th through Sunday, March 11th. This year will include a special partnership with The Band's Visit highlighting the producers, creatives, and marketing team behind the hit show. (more...)

Photo Flash: The New Musical A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Gets Off-Broadway Premiere at Theatre Row!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The musical A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK will debut Off-Broadway at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 W 42 Street), beginning performances on February 21, opening on March 6, running through May 13, 2018.  Tickets are $79 - $99 and can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Lorenzo Rush, Jr Joins The Cast Of Porchlight Music Theatre's Porchlight Revisits THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

??????? Porchlight Music Theatre announced that Lorenzo Rush Jr has replaced James Earl Jones II in Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon, with direction and choreography by Christopher Carter and musical direction by Andra Velis Simon. Porchlight Revisits They're Playing our Song is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Merrily We Roll Along (previews begin January 26) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Tickets for They're Playing Our Song are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber that discusses the evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to They're Playing Our Song and subscriptions for the entire series are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

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