In the Heights on Tour

by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Broadway notables join Rev. Mary for ONE HOUR MAMA..Andrew Beall (Composer of Song of Solomon) and singer-songwriter ... and whistler, Lauren Elder join Rev. Mary's merry band for Granny's Blue-Mer's new show: 'One Hour Mama.' (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Stage and Screen Star, Helene Yorke
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 9, 2017

On Monday, October 9, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway and TV star Hlene Yorke. Helene made her Broadway debut in 2008 in GREASE. She went on to originate the role of Olive in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and Evelyn in AMERICAN PSYCHO. On television, she is well known for her work on THE GOOD FIGHT, MASTERS OF SEX, and GRAVES. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, GYPSY, AMERICAN PSYCHO, and More Among Hayes Theatre Co's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2017

Tonight at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney, the 2018 season of musicals and cabaret was announced at an event attended by the musical theatre industry and patrons. Going into its fifth year of programming this is the first time an entire year has been announced. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS to Dance Into Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2017

Award winning production company Blue Saint Productions is bringing the Tony Award winning musical, In the Heights to the Hayes Theatre Co for its much-anticipated professional NSW debut. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer behind the Hamilton phenomenon, this brand new, authentic production will run from 16 March 2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 7, 2017
by - Oct 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Javier Munoz Joins Season 3 of SHADOWHUNTERS, First Look at His Character
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Javier Mu oz, Broadway's current Alexander Hamilton, steps into a new role as a guest star on the television series 'Shadowhunters.' He plays Lorenzo Rey, warlock, rival to Magnus Bane. Check out the first look at his character below, plus his message to New York City Comic Con! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth and More Featured on COLE PORTER'S 'YOU NEVER KNOW' Album Reissue
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Ghostlight Records has released a special digital only reissue of Cole Porter's You Never Know - the 2001 World Premiere Cast Recording - today, Friday, October 6. (more...)

ELEMENTAL Finds Its Mother Nature
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Director Adam Adolfo is proud to announce that ELEMENTAL: Nature's Rhapsody has cast Kimberly M. Oliver as Mother in the production receiving its premiere this spring as part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center Elevator Project Season. Ms. Oliver was recently seen onstage as Ursula in Disney's When You Wish at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. She was also featured as Vivienne Kensington in Theatre Arlington's Legally Blonde The Musical, also directed by Adolfo. Kimberly is also the host of Broadway On Tuesdays at Alexandre's Bar. ELEMENTAL: Nature's Rhapsody is still casting its principle 19 performers via video submissions. For more information on auditioning via video submission please visit: (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/6 - HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More! (more...)

North Carolina Theatre Announces Cast for November Production of GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce casting for the first production in its 2017-18 season, Gypsy, playing November 14 through 19 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez Unveils 'Fearless' Single, Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Broadway and TV star Mandy Gonzalez has released the title song from Fearless - her debut solo recording bridging pop and R&B - today, Friday, October 6. Earlier this month as part of the Viva Broadway! event, she sang the tune, written for her by Lin-Manuel Miranda, saying 'this is for the dreamers.' Watch her performance below! (more...)

Tamika Lawrence, Marcus Paul James and Gerard Cocoinco to Host 'Senior Prom Night' to Benefit Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Senior Prom Night featuring Tamika & The Slay, Marcus Paul James (RENT, In the Heights), and 5JBarrow (Featuring Gerard Cocoinco of Groundhog Day) will be an evening of fun where dressed up party goers can re-live the prom they loved or Re-do the prom night they hated. (more...)

HADESTOWN Live Original Cast Recording Out Today; Listening Party to Stream Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Producers Mara Isaacs and Dale Franzen, and Brian Joosten from Warner Music Group, in collaboration with Ghostlight Records, released today the cast album for the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical Hadestown. The album was recorded live during the original run of the show at the New York Theatre Workshop. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ON YOUR FEET! National Tour, Opening Tonight in Miami
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The highly anticipated First National Tour of ON YOUR FEET! based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will celebrate its Grand Opening tonight. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET!'s Eliseo Roman Joins Jessica Rekos Foundation Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Eliseo Roman, from On Your Feet and In the Heights (Drama Desk Award), has joined the benefit for the Jessica Rekos Foundation, to be held at Feinstein's/54 Below on November 2nd. (more...)

Seattle's Book-It Repertory Theatre Staging Musical Adaptation of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre brings magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Heads to Lincoln Later this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has just announced that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play Lincoln, Nebraska on October 21-22, 2017. (more...)

LA CANCION: THE MUSICAL Coming to Hostos Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Hostos Center for the Arts continues its partnership with Repertorio Espa ol's award-winning Spanish language theater with La Canci n: The Musical. (more...)

Damian Woetzel's DEMO Series to Celebrate Jerome Robbins at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Continuing to unite artists from across fields around a common theme, Damian Woetzel's innovative series, DEMO, enters into its third season with a special performance, October 20 21, 2017 in the newly renovated Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

Courage! Cunning! Compassion! Bay Area Children's Theatre Opens THE NIGHT FAIRY 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Tiny Flory awakens on the dewy ground after falling out of the nighttime sky, her wings ripped off by a bat. How will she eat? Stay warm? Protect herself? Giant footsteps send her scurrying to safety behind some leaves. She will need all her ingenuity to survive in the strange new daylight world into which she has plunged. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Opens Musical Theatre West's 65th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Musical Theatre West celebrates its 65th ANNIVERSARY SEASON with an outstanding line-up of classic and contemporary Broadway masterpieces, opening with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning production In the Heights, October 20 through November 5, 2017. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

From October 20 to November 25, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-winning play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. (more...)

Houston Symphony presents Symphonic Spooktacular at Miller
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

The Houston Symphony presents Symphonic Spooktacular, an evening of spooky classics of the orchestral repertoire to celebrate the arrival of Halloween season. The program will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes of THE GREAT COMET with 'Broadway Backstory' Podcast
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2017

On Tuesday, October 3rd Broadway Backstory podcast podcast presents their episode on NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Broadway Backstory is a documentary-style podcast which, through conversations with writers, composers, producers, actors, directors and more, finds out how shows develop from and idea to a full Broadway production. (more...)

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Readings of New Musical THE MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS Starring Jessie Mueller Set for Today & Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Special invitational presentations of THE MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS, a new musical featuring Tony winner Jessie Mueller and inspired by the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia, are set for today (Monday) and tomorrow in Manhattan. Music is by Daniel Green, with book, lyrics & direction by David H. Bell. (more...)

MISS SAIGON, ALADDIN, SCHOOL OF ROCK, WICKED Actors Unite For Starry Puerto Rico Benefit Oct. 19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

As America's 'Dear Leader' continues to ignore the cries of the helpless as he spends countless hours stroking his penis on the golf course, Broadway Diversity Project and We So Hapa have brought together a stunning roster of talented Broadway performers who are generously donating their time and talent to support the more than 3 million American citizens in Puerto Rico still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. (more...)

PHOTO: AMERICAN IDOL Judges Cruise Into Auditions in New Orleans
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Grammy- and Emmy-nominated musical artist Katy Perry, country music superstar Luke Bryan and music icon Lionel Richie, arrived in true New Orleans fashion as ABC's AMERICAN IDOL judge auditions rolled on this weekend in 'The Big Easy.' (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Host TAMAR OF THE RIVER: REUNION CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tamar of the River Reunion Concert on November 1, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for Theo Ubique's ALTAR BOYZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Full cast and creative team for Theo Ubique's holiday season production of ALTAR BOYZ was announced today by director Courtney Crouse, who previously directed A MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK and HONKY TONK ANGELS for the company. Playing the members of the fictitious Christian boy band of the title will be Max DeTogne, Frankie Leo Bennett, Colin Schreier, Brian Bandura and Steven Romero Schaeffer. Joining Crouse on the creative team will be Theo Ubique's Resident Music Director Jeremy Ramey and choreographer Sawyer Smith. Ramey and Smith are both recent Jeff Award winners: Ramey was named Best Music Director this year for Theo's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA and Smith won the 2016 award for his choreography of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL by Kokandy Productions. (more...)

Houses on the Moon Theater Company Hosts 5th Annual 'Amplify' Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company, the New York-based not-for-profit theatre company that through creative workshops, original performances, and post-show discussions help communities come together by making meaningful connections through the public sharing of their untold stories, will honor R. Erin Craig and David Rothenberg and present the 2017 Leyton Award to Save Our Streets: Bronx at its 5th Annual Amplify Benefit tonight, Monday, October 16th at Gotham Comedy Club (208 West 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 13th, 2017: FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL, GAME OF THRONES, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL, GAME OF THRONES, and More! (more...)

Exclusive Interview: Director David Armstrong Talks Revising, New Songs, and Broadway Plans for TUTS' THE SECRET GARDEN
by Alan Henry - Oct 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld had a chance to speak to David Armstrong, the director of THE SECRET GARDEN, currently on stage at Theatre Under The Stars in Houston! (more...)

Adam & Arielle Jacobs to Bring SIBLING DISOBEDIENCE to Bay Area Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret will present a homecoming concert debut with Bay Area siblings and Broadway stars: Drama Desk-nominee Adam Jacobs and Arielle Jacobs. (more...)

They'll Be There For You! FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back! (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Asolo Rep's EVITA; Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly announces complete casting for its production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for ON YOUR FEET at Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce that the Houston engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will star Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Vanguard Theater Company Announces Jessica Sporn as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Vanguard Theater Company is excited to announce and welcome Jessica Sporn as the company's new Managing Director. Ms. Sporn began her role as Managing Director on October 1, 2017. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Creators Quiara A. Hudes & Lin-Manuel Miranda Ask to Remove Musical from The Weinstein Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Quiara Alegria Hudes, who was nominated for a 2007 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama for writing the book for Broadway musical In the Heights, has requested The Weinstein Company relinquish its ties to the show. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Breaks Record for Fastest Selling Show at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Geva Theatre Center's production of In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegr a Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson was a huge hit for the 45-year old, not-for-profit theatre. Over 20,000 people attended the production, crafted in Rochester, for Rochester over a five-week period with 40 performances. (more...)

True-Life-Inspired Musicals Headline NYTB's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, November 6, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Coyote and The Goree All-Girl String Band. (more...)

Caroline Flack and Tom Chambers Dance Up a Storm in CRAZY FOR YOU at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome will welcome Caroline Flack in her stage debut as 'Irene' in the national tour of Crazy For You starring alongside fellow Strictly Come Dancing favourite Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' in the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production, visiting from Tues 24 Sat 28 October 2017. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Dances to The British Theatre Academy this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The British Theatre Academy is to present The Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the global hit sensation Hamilton at The Stockwell Playhouse on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October. (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes of BONNIE AND CLYDE with 'Broadway Backstory' Podcast
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 10, 2017

On Tuesday, October 10th, Broadway Backstory podcast tells the story of how BONNIE & CLYDE, the 2011 musical by Frank Wildhorn, Don Black, and Ivan Menchell made it to Broadway. 'Broadway Backstory' is a documentary-style podcast in which each episode finds out how a show develops from an idea to a full Broadway production. This episode of the podcast charts the show's journey from a Wildhorn-helmed concept album for Atlantic Records starring Linda Eder, to an out of town hit, to a Broadway flop. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at TUTS' Broadway-Aimed THE SECRET GARDEN in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Broadway-Aimed 5th Avenue Theatre Company and the Shakespeare Theatre Company co-production of THE SECRET GARDEN presented by Theatre Under The Stars. (more...)

VIDEO: Women in the Sequel! Go Behind the Scenes with HAMILTON's Badass Set-Builders in London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

HAMILTON will re-open the brand-new Victoria Palace Theatre with previews beginning on 6 December and opening night set for 21 December 2017, for a run through 30 June 2018. The London load-in starts in two weeks, and a badass crew of women are 'werk, werking' to build the set. Scenic designer David Korins shot a behind-the-scenes video of 'these amazing #WonderWomen' - check it out below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for SOMETHING ROTTEN at the Eccles Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at the Eccles Theater, January 9 January 14, 2018. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston Presents Second Artful Women Concert ITALIAN SIRENS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Ars Lyrica Houston presents the second Artful Women season concert, Italian Sirens in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 6:00pm. (more...)

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