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THE GOOD PLACE Execs to Collaborate with HAMILTON's Jeffrey Seller on New NBC Musical Sitcom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

According to Deadline.com, NBC has a new musical comedy headed its way courtesy of HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)

BWW Review: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME at Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company
by Justin Cole Adams - Sep 24, 2017

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company bring to life a story of community and hope with the lyrics of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. (more...)

Photo Flash: Celebration presents the First Show in its 2017-2018 Season THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Celebration presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2017-2018 season, the Off-Broadway hit musical, The View UpStairs, book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon, choreography by Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Michael A. Shepperd. The View UpStairs will begin previews on Thursday, September 15 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 22 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 29 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Richard Sherman, Bret Shuford, Megan McGinnis and More Set for OCSA's Master Artist Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) students have the unique opportunity to study with esteemed industry leaders, guest artists and teachers as part of the school's second-annual Master Artist Series. (more...)

Theatre In The Heights to Stage BLITHE SPIRIT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Theatre In the Heights will present Blithe Spirit, written by Noel Coward and directed by Blake Flores, this fall. (more...)

Houses on the Moon Theater Company Slates AMPLIFY 2017 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 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 on Monday, October 16th at Gotham Comedy Club (208 West 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues. (more...)

Broadway Backstory Release Two HAMILTON Season Premiere Episodes
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 21, 2017

The first two episodes of season 2 cover the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical HAMILTON. The episodes feature interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, Producers Jeffrey Seller and Oskar Eustis, actors Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Ariana DeBose, and other members of the shows creative team including David Korins, Andy Blankenbuehler, and Alex Lacamoire. (more...)

San Diego REP to Stage Dark Comedy HAND TO GOD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced details for the third production of its 42nd season, 'Hand to God.' (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, now through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Award-winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver's musical 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITIOn began at The Other Palace Studio on 18 September for a run through 30 September. The show opens tonight and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At the Revised HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

In June of 2014, the new Broadway musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, based on the music of Tupac Shakur, opened on Broadway. Starring the spoken word artist Saul Williams, as well as Broadway veterans Tonya Pinkins (CAROLINE OR CHANGE) and Christopher Jackson (In the Heights), the show shuttered after just 17 previews and 38 performances. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Announces Extension Through 10/29
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, will now play through Sunday, October 29 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre due to popular demand. This limited engagement, which began previews August 3 and opened August 24, is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

VTA to Open 2017-18 Broadway Series with Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association opens the 2017-2018 Premier Health Broadway Series with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights, Oct. 2-8 at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat to Develop New Musical PANGAEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Artistic Director Devanand Janki has gathered a diverse group of New York theater professionals at the Bingham Camp Theater Retreat to develop new works at the company's third annual artistic residency. (more...)

Nominations Are Now Open For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! We've set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favourites. Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open until 29 September. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: First Look at HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The unique musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME getting a second chance at Atlanta's True Colors Theater Company, co-founded by 'Holler' director Kenny Leon in 2002. The show opened at the 375-seat theater located in Atlanta's Cascade Heights neighborhood on September 12th and will run through October 8th. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to share an exclusive first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 18th, 2017: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Krysta Rodriguez Headlines OCSA's 2017 Season Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) Foundation, a non-profit that supports one of the nation's premier arts schools, kicked off the 2017-18 season with a stunning beachfront concert starring Broadway sensation and notable alumna Krysta Rodriguez performing musical numbers from her career alongside 12 talented Musical Theatre Conservatory students. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

HAMILTON Stage Management Team Slated for L.A. Panel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Stage Managers' Association of the United States (SMA) presents IN CONVERSATION WITH THE HAMILTON STAGE MANAGEMENT TEAM (Angelica Tour), hosted by Actors Co-op Theatre Company, a panel moderated by Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Representative and Associate Head of Stage Management at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. (more...)

(mostly)musicals: SING OUT to Feature Michael-Leon Wooley, Deedee Magno Hall, and Sharon McNight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Following (mostly)musicals' sold-out July show, independent Means, the series will return to Upstairs at Vitello's on Monday, September 25th at 7:30pm for their 25th edition, SING OUT! (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, September 19 through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! (more...)

VIDEO: BANDSTAND Says Goodbye to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

BANDSTAND danced its way off of Broadway today after a highly successful run at the Jacobs theatre. The show ran 24 previews and 166 regular performances. Bandstand began performances on March 31, 2017, and officially opened April 26. Tony Award winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler took the stage to give the final curtain call speech. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Performs During EMMY 'In Memoriam' Segment
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson performed 'I'll Be Loving You Always' during the 'In Memoriam' segment of the Primetime Emmy Awards. (more...)

Ain't They Proud: Take a Look Back at BANDSTAND
by Marissa Sblendorio - Sep 17, 2017

The Tony Award-winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will conclude its run on Broadway today, Sunday, September, 17, 2017 following 24 previews and 166 regular performances. Bandstand began performances on March 31, 2017, and officially opened April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS in the Moonlight
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 16, 2017

Before there was HAMILTON, there was Lin-Manuel Miranda's other Tony Award winning show, In the Heights. Though different in story, this is was no less an impactful work as it showcases a Latin community at the top of Manhattan as they struggle to achieve the American dream and redefine what they consider home. (more...)

Performers Announced for HOUSTON ARTISTS FOR HARVEY RELIEF Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Houston's Queensbury Theatre and Kirkwood Music Services, along with a dedicated team of local theatre practitioners and artists, present 'Houston Artists for Harvey Relief,' a benefit featuring presentations by local performance organizations and groups on September 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Queensbury Theatre in CityCentre, hosted by Ernie Manouse and St John Flynn. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Broadway's Top Legal Eagle, Mark Sendroff
by Robert Diamond - Sep 15, 2017

Billy Flynn might get all the attention, but Broadway's real, go-to man of the law is Mark Sendroff. (more...)

VIDEO: Mandy Gonzalez is 'Fearless' as She Belts Out New Lin-Manuel Miranda Tune at VIVA BROADWAY!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2017

Tonight at the Viva Broadway! celebration hosted by Tony Award-winner, Lin-Manuel Miranda and star of stage and screen, John Leguizamo, Hamilton's current Angelica Schuyler, Mandy Gonzalez, debuted a new song from her solo record. (more...)

VIDEO: BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Reminisces with Her Grandmother, a Real-Life 1940s Swing Band Singer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Laura Osnes shares a special connection as she takes the stage each night in Broadway's BANDSTAND, as her grandmother was a real-life singer in a 1940s swing band. Watch their Skype session below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez to Release Debut Recording 'Fearless' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Fearless the remarkable debut solo recording bridging pop and R&B from Broadway and TV star Mandy Gonzalez will be released in digital formats on October 20. (more...)

Mira J. Spektor's LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Opera America & Scandinavia House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Aviva Players will present Mira J. Spektor's Lady of The Castle, A Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera, based on a true story & an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg. (more...)

VALOR, AGRAVIO Y MUJER to Launch Repertorio Espanol's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Repertorio Espa ol -- one of Off-Broadway's longest-running, continuous theaters, and the only company that presents Spanish-language/English-translated plays in NYC -- will kick-off its 50th season with the U.S. premiere of a 375-old-play by the 17th-century Spanish playwright Ana Caro, VALOR, AGRAVIO Y MUJER (Courage, Betrayal, and a Woman Scorned). (more...)

PBS Announces Airdates for Broadway's FALSETTOS, INDECENT, HOLIDAY INN & More!
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

This fall, PBS brings viewers broadcast premieres of Broadway's best every Friday night, beginning October 20 with a GREAT PERFORMANCES special, SHE LOVES ME, starring Laura Benanti, Zachery Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel. On October 27, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's FALSETTOS, set amidst the emerging AIDS crisis, takes an alternately comic and poignant look at a modern family. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Re-Works HAMILTON Tune During Train Ride to Lobby Congress
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda took a trip to our nation's capital yesterday in an attempt to convince lawmakers on Capital Hill to maintain funding for federal arts and humanities. The multi-Tony Award winner met with senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), among others. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE World Premiere at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Fear the Walking Dead star and Philadelphia native Colman Domingo partners with nationally-acclaimed theatre-maker Patricia McGregor to co-author Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole, a surprising and unsettling exploration of race and the American Dream. McGregor will also direct. (more...)

VIDEO: Corey Cott & Laura Osnes Duet on Original Demo of 'This Is Life' from BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

For #ThrowbackThursday, BANDSTAND composer Richard Oberacker shared footage of Corey Cott and Laura Osnes recording the very first demo of 'This Is Life,' newly added to the musical in the first days of rehearsal for Broadway. Watch them perform the original version, including first draft lyrics and a slightly longer ending, in the video below, featuring Oberacker on piano! (more...)

James A. Rocco and Alberto Justiniano Collaborate on IN THE HEIGHTS at the Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

James A. Rocco, Broadway veteran and Producing Artistic Director of The Ordway, and Alberto Justiniano, Founding Member and Artistic Director of Teatro del Pueblo, conclude a creative collaboration with Friday, September 15th opening of Lin Manuel-Miranda's In the Heights at The Ordway. In the Heights opened on Broadway in 2008 and won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Choreography, Orchestration, and Score. Lin Manuel-Miranda wrote the music and lyrics and Quiara Alegria Hudes wrote the book. The show explores the cultural integrity of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood as American-born children of immigrants struggle to balance the importance of tradition with the inevitability of change. (more...)

Original LENNON Stars Will Chase, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Reunite in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of LENNON, which opened on Broadway in 2005, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, October 9th, 2017, at 9:30pm. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy to Star in 5-Star Theatricals' JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 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...)

BANDSTAND Announces Partnerships for Performance Rights and Future National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The producers of the Tony Award winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, are pleased to announce partnerships with Work Light Productions, The Road Company and Samuel Frenchfor the future touring and performance rights of the musical. (more...)

BWW Feature: Opera In The Heights' CIRCLE OF FIFTHS Invites Young Professionals to Collaborative Assortment of Houston Performance Art
by Audrey Morabito - Sep 13, 2017

Now launching its second season, Opera In the Heights has announced the 2017-18 lineup for their young professional's arts subscription series, CIRCLE OF FIFTHS, a collaborative project designed to bring awareness of various arts organizations to the enthusiastic, young professional audience member. As discussed below by Founder Paige Myrick, this all-inclusive, diverse arts pass will immerse the audience member in a wide variety of performance genres present in the world of Houston entertainment: music, theatre, opera, and dance. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Olney Theatre Center - Come for the Fireworks!
by Charles Shubow - Sep 12, 2017

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Nick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced additional casting for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). Honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes 'Round. (more...)

Book Now For STRICTLY BALLROOM In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Strictly Ballroom The Musical will make its West End debut in 2018. Based on Baz Luhrmann's multi award-winning movie Strictly Ballroom, the stage adaptation, directed by Drew McOnie, will play at London's Piccadilly Theatre 16 March-28 July - book tickets here from 20! (more...)

BWW Review: SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY at Salt Lake Acting Company
by Blair Howell - Sep 12, 2017

SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY is an engaging new light comedy with a agreeably subtle religious theme, expertly directed and staged by Salt Lake Acting Company. (more...)

TheaterWorks Opens 32nd Season with THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe will run October 5 through November 5, 2017 (please note date change). THE WOLVES is the 1st show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season, (more...)

(mostly)musicals Returns To Vitello's for 25th Edition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Following their sold out July show, independent MEANS, (mostly)musicals is delighted to return to Upstairs at Vitello's for their 25th edition, SING OUT! on Monday, September 25th, 2017. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Star and Recording Artist Morgan James
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 11, 2017

On Monday, September 11, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Morgan James. For the episode, James shares her story of first moving to New York City to attend the Julliard School as a voice major. Attending Julliard had been a life-long dream and when she was wait listed, she had to get creative in order to make her admission a reality. After graduating and deciding to pursue a career in musical theater, James struggled to find work and had to figure out how she best fit into 'the business.' (more...)

Photo Flash: My, My! MAMMA MIA Opens at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Kicking off the 2017/2018 season with the unforgettable songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! follows Sophie and her journey to nd the identity of her father, while her mother, Donna, comes face to face with three men from her romantic past. What Sophie hopes to be a joyful reunion before her wedding quickly turns hilariously complicated. (more...)

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