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The Public Theater's initiative that invites communities across New York to create ambitious works of participatory theater is closing out the summer in truly epic fashion. Public Works will present the glorious story of HERCULES, brought to vibrant life by professional actors and community groups from across the city. Directed by Public Works founder and Resident Director Lear deBessonet, this summer's production, based on the Disney animated film, will feature the film's beloved score, plus additional original songs by the film's composer Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel, with a new book by Kristoffer Diaz and choreography by Chase Brock. Journey with Hercules in this new stage adaptation that invites New Yorkers from all five boroughs to participate in a joyous musical that celebrates the heroes found in all of us.

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L. WOLF PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce an added performance, Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm of the New York City premiere of the one-man play SWANSONG, written by Conor McDermottroe and performed by Andre de Vanny. Melbourne Fringe co-founder Greg Carroll directs. The production will now play on Tuesday, November 6th at 9:00 pm and Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm at Theatre Row's The Studio Theatre. Tickets cost $47.25 and can be purchased on line at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of SWANSONG Starring Andre De Vanny
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

L. WOLF PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce an added performance, Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm of the New York City premiere of the one-man play SWANSONG, written by Conor McDermottroe and performed by Andre de Vanny. Melbourne Fringe co-founder Greg Carroll directs. The production will now play on Tuesday, November 6th at 9:00 pm and Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 pm at Theatre Row's The Studio Theatre. Tickets cost $47.25 and can be purchased on line at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

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BWW Interview: Laura Osnes Brings BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the Lied Center For Performing Arts
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Julius Thomas III & Donald Webber Jr. Will Lead Third National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Julius Thomas III and Donald Webber Jr. will lead the third national tour of HAMILTON as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eclipses Group Theater's HERCULES: IN SEARCH OF A HERO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Eclipses Group Theater New York proudly presents the world premiere of Hercules: In Search of a Hero, conceived and directed by Ioanna Katsarou, translated by Demetri Bonaros, with original compositions by Costas Baltazanis. Hercules: In Search of a Hero will be performed at the Abrons Arts Center as part of the @Abrons Series program, from January 24 - February 10, 2019 in a limited engagement. (more...)

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Parity Productions Releases February List of Qualifying Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for February -their popular directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams have 50% of the positions filled with cis women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists (directors, designers, and playwrights).  (more...)

Eclipses Group Theater At Abrons Arts Center To Present HERCULES: IN SEARCH OF A HERO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

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Previews Begin Tonight For Eclipses Group Theater's HERCULES: IN SEARCH OF A HERO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

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Lillias White Returns To The Green Room 42 For The Club's Second Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 Broadway's newest intimate concert venue will celebrate its second birthday with the return of Tony Award winner Lillias White with a Valentine's Day show on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 PM. White opened the room on Valentine's Day in 2017 and returned last year for the club's special first anniversary. With music direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. (The Color Purple and Once On This Island) and direction by Will Nunziata (Our Guy, Cy and Kander & Ebb's The Act), the evening will explore the power of self-love through soul, sass, and song. Tunes include those written by Smokey Robinson, Cy Coleman, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, William Finn, Hoagy Carmichael, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens, and more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ioanna Katsarou and HERCULES: IN SEARCH OF A HERO at Abrons Art Center
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 22, 2019

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Michael Bolton: The Symphony Sessions Comes To Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

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Shoshana Bean, Bonnie Milligan, Terrance Mann, Nancy Opel Lead Reading of GREETINGS FROM NIAGARA FALLS From The Creative Team Of NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that earlier this month, a reading was held for a new musical titled GREETINGS FROM NIAGARA FALLS. The new musical currently in development reunites the creative team behind Disney's NEWSIES. The musical features music by Alan Menken, book by Harvey Fierstein, and lyrics by Jack Feldman. JV Mercanti directed the reading. (more...)

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Bristol Old Vic Young Company Presents Radical New Interpretation Of HERCULES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

The Wardrobe Ensemble have come full circle after a critically acclaimed run of their ground-breaking show Education, Education, Education, which played to packed houses in November 2017 and again in April this year. The former Made in Bristol company is now returning to Bristol Old Vic to tackle one of Greek mythology's most iconic characters - Hercules. Bringing their trademark inventive theatricality to the table, the Bristol-based group are collaborating with Bristol Old Vic Young Company (T***k you) to re-examine the tale from a fresh, modern perspective. (more...)

THE GOODBYE GIRL The Musical Comes to The Pompano Beach Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

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Historic Medici And Lorraine Gem Collection On View For The First Time in Florence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

The newly refurbished section displaying the extraordinary collection of antique gems collected by the Medici and Lorraine families opened at the National Archeological Museum in Florence this month, enabling the display of a selection of objects for the first time. (more...)

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Take Your Shot At Auditions For HAMILTON West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Avant Bard theatre is proud to announce the 2019 edition of Scripts in Play Festival, its signature play-reading series, February 8 to 24, 2019. This year's selection features seven plays over two weekends followed by a weekend-long encore presentation of the 2018 Capital Fringe hit A Two Woman Hamlet in full production. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Comes to Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Storyhouse announced today that a new production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's musical Little Shop of Horrors will run on the main stage from Friday 10 May - Sunday 2 June, to mark the multi award-winning arts centres second birthday. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/7: The Public Will Stage HERCULES, KING KONG in Japan, and More!
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Good morning, BroadwayWorld! One day more until Friday! Power through the rest of your week by catching up on the top Broadway news! (more...)

Public Theater's 2019 Shakespeare in the Park Season Will Include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CORIOLANUS and HERCULES!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the line-up today for the 2019 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 57-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joseph Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. (more...)

Breaking: Bless My Soul! Public Theater Will Stage HERCULES at the Delacorte Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Hercules is about to go from zero to hero of your 2019. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Public Theater will present a stage adaptation of the Disney classic this summer at the Delacorte Theatre. The musical, which features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Kristoffer Diaz, will be directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Netflix Gains North American Rights to I AM MOTHER
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Netflix has acquired the North American rights to I Am Mother out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival after previously locking several international territories. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/18: MCP Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 18, 2019

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A Muse-ic Lesson: Counting Down the Best Songs in Stage-Bound HERCULES!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, The Public Theater will conclude its summer season at the Delacorte Theatre with free performances of the Public Works' musical adaptation of Hercules (August 31-September 8), with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by David Zippel, book by Kristoffer Diaz, and directed by Lear deBessonet.  (more...)

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Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Announces 2019 Season - HENRY V, TWELFTH NIGHT, and THE BORROWERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre announces its 2019 season is on sale as it prepares to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. (more...)

Philip Hern√°ndez Will Headline LOVE'S LABORS LOST at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Veteran performer Philip Hernandez, the only actor in Broadway history to play both Valjean and Javert in "Les Miserables," will headline the 2019 Shakespeare Festival St. Louis production of "Love's Labors Lost," May 31 through June 23, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Preview performances are scheduled May 29-30. Performances are held nightly, excluding Mondays, and begin at 8 p.m. (more...)

Lillias White Returns to The Green Room 42 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will celebrate its second birthday with the return of Tony Award winner Lillias Whitewith a Valentine's Day show tonight, Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 PM. White opened the room on Valentine's Day in 2017 and returned last year for the club's special first anniversary. With music direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. (The Color Purple and Once On This Island) and direction by Will Nunziata (Our Guy, Cy and Kander & Ebb's The Act), the evening will explore the power of self-love through soul, sass, and song. Tunes include those written by Smokey Robinson, Cy Coleman, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, William Finn, Hoagy Carmichael, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens, and more. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic's Young People Celebrate Sharing Their Creativity With The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex today visited Bristol Old Vic to officially open the newly redeveloped front of house space and to share the historic moment with the next generation of theatre makers in a series of school workshops held throughout the building for children from across the city. (more...)

ARIODANTE Opens at the Lyric March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

With plot twists worthy of Shakespeare, the love between Princess Ginevra and the noble Ariodante is threatened by the machinations of Polinesso, who lusts after the princess and will stop at nothing to sabotage the royal wedding. (more...)

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Last week, Laura Osnes and all of her fairytale friends brought a holiday edition of The Broadway Princess Party back to NYC at Sony Hall! We're bringing you videos galore below with highlights such as 'Colors of the Wind', 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', and 'I Won't Say (I'm in Love)'. Watch below! (more...)


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Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, Corey Cott And More Star In THE BROADWAY PRINCESS HOLIDAY PARTY
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Alan Menken & Lindsay Mendez Join ACT of Connecticut Artistic Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

ACT (A Contemporary Theater) of Connecticut is thrilled to announce that legendary Broadway and film composer, Alan Menken and 2018 TONY Award winner Lindsay Mendez, recent star of the Broadway revival of Carousel, have joined ACT's Artistic Advisory Board, adding their extensive theatrical expertise and talent to aid in the future success of the theater. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - Dec 15, 2018

While it makes a worthy effort to introduce people to the arts, 'The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me' simply misses the mark. Despite its wonderful cast, the show has far too many flaws for this to be a worthy introduction to a love for theatre. (more...)

Charles Weldon, Artistic Director Of Negro Ensemble Company, Dies At 78
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Actor/Director Charles Weldon, who was Artistic Director of The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) since 2005, died December 7 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC. He was 78. (more...)

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by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

The West End cast of Hamilton performed yesterday at the Royal Variety Performance. Check out the cast's full performance of Alexander Hamilton below! (more...)

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Comes to Kansas City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway's original Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine in this hit concert, direct from NYC! (more...)

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY: HOLIDAY EDITION Comes to The Homestead Improv
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway's original Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine as they celebrate the season in this hit concert, direct from NYC! Two-time Tony-nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella), Tony-nominee Susan Egan (Disney's Beauty and the Beast and voice of 'Meg' in Hercules), and Grammy-nominee Courtney Reed (Disney's Aladdin) host the festivities alongside their Fairy Godfairy (musical director extraordinaire), Benjamin Rauhala (Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof) and special guest prince Adam J. Levy (Dave, the Musical). (more...)

Meet the Cast of CHOIR BOY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Dec 12, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club is hosting the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Trip Cullman. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

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