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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...)

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...)

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...)

VIDEO: Mandy Gonzalez Shares Sneak Peek of 'Fearless' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017

Broadway and TV star Mandy Gonzalez released Fearless - her remarkable debut solo recording bridging pop and R&B - on Friday, October 20 from East West Records. Now she's shared a clip from the song's official music video, watch below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Mandy Gonzalez, Lea DeLaria, Laura Benanti & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

HAMILTON's West End Marquee Will Leave You Feeling Satisfied
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017

The facade of the Victoria Palace Theatre is finally free of its scaffolding and the soon to be London home of HAMILTON is looking pretty great. Check out these photos, shared by Hamilton Fans London on Twitter, below! (more...)

Fabulous Fox Announces HAMILTON Ticket On Sale Date
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Jeffrey Seller and the Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on-sale to the public on Monday, October 23 at 9:00 a.m.Tickets will be available for performances April 3 22, 2018. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/21/2017
by - Oct 21, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/21/2017. (more...)

Take Your Shot! Tickets on Sale Next Week for HAMILTON in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway/San Diego announced today that tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale through Ticketmaster Verified Fan beginning Thursday, October 26 at 10am. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/20 - THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKY BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more!
by BWW Special - Oct 20, 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 THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKT BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more! (more...)

HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez Releases Debut Album FEARLESS Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Broadway and TV star Mandy Gonzalez has released Fearless - her remarkable debut solo recording bridging pop and R&B - today, Friday, October 20 from East West Records. (more...)

Eve Ensler's THE FRUIT TRILOGY and More Slated for Abingdon's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company announces the initial lineup for its 25th Anniversary Season. With a list of celebrated and promising new artists, Abingdon Theatre Company's 2017 - 2018 season features premiere productions on the main stage, a one-night-only gala event honoring and featuring legendary artists, and ongoing initiatives fostering the work of emerging theater-makers. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Continues 209th Season with ANNIE Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its 209th Anniversary Season with ANNIE, (November 7 January 7). This Tony Award-winning Best Musical is a perfect family treat for the holiday season. (more...)

BWW Review: I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN at Round House Theatre - A World Premiere Play With Music
by Charles Shubow - Oct 19, 2017

So much time and effort goes into presenting any sort of play... from the written word, direction, set design, lighting, sound, and especially the actors. And here in I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN, it's the play that needs a little work and tweaking. (more...)

Corbin Bleu to Host The Actors Fund's Looking Ahead Awards, Honoring Youth Cast of NBC's THIS IS US
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today that stage and screen star Corbin Bleu will host the 2017 Looking Ahead Awards on Tuesday, December 5 at Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. (more...)

Andrea Burns to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

What would you do if the gorgeous blonde you discovered ended up being a lot smarter than you gave her credit for? (more...)

BWW Review: TARRA CONNER JONES HERE IS LOVE at Westcoast Black Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Oct 18, 2017

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, under the brilliant direction of Nate Jacobs, produces some of the best entertainment theatregoers will savor. From the simplicity of beautifully staged plays to lavish musical productions and intimate talkbacks, audiences can always expect a high-end caliber of artistic endeavors. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/10/2017 - 10/17/2017
by - Oct 17, 2017

Hottest Articles on 10/10/2017 - 10/17/2017. (more...)

Davies, Smith, Simpson and Douglas Jr. Star In Michael Childers' ICONS AND IDOLS To Benefit Arts In The PSUSD
by David Green - Oct 17, 2017

The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District is proud to announce that Grab Your Seat: Icons & Idols, its annual benefit concert, will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7 PM at the Richards Center for the Arts (formerly Palm Springs High School Auditorium, located at 2360 Ramon Road in Palm Springs). The concert is a musical tribute to Janis Joplin, Freddie Mercury, George Michael, and Prince, and is presented by Michael Childers with Frank Goldstin. Tickets are $125 for front orchestra seating, $95 for middle orchestra and $75 for rear orchestra and may be purchased by calling 760-416-8455 or going to (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Nick Adams, Katie Thompson, and More in AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has a star-studded gala in the works featuring a musical revue with some of Broadway's best and brightest. BroadwayWorld recently went into the rehearsal room, check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Westcoast Black Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Oct 17, 2017

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Stages Stellar Performance of In the Heights (more...)

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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