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IN THE HEIGHTS, BEACHES, HAIR, and More Available as Part of Barnes and Noble's Vinyl Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Barnes & Noble has announced the return of Vinyl Weekend, which will take place July 13 through July 15 at all stores nationwide. To kick off its annual celebration of vinyl records and music, Barnes & Noble has unveiled a huge selection of exclusive vinyl albums, with a special focus on Broadway music throughout the ages, which will be available at all stores, while supplies last. (more...)

54 Below Presents Marcus Paul James & Crystal Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

???????FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Crystal Monee Hall (RENT, The Mickey Heart Band) and Marcus Paul James (RENT, In the Heights, Greatest Showman) in "Where Is The Love" a concert celebrating the music of Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look At Karen Olivo In MOULIN ROUGE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Satine has arrived in Boston!  MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical begins performances tomorrow, July 9, at Boston's Colonia Theatre following construction-related delays, and we've got your first look at the show's leading lady in costume. Check out the first image of Karen Olivo as 'Satine' below! (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at the Kennedy Center - They Were Dancing in the Seats!!
by Charles Shubow - Jul 6, 2018

Broadway - get ready for another homage to a great music group. (more...)

Matt Cardle To Join Cast Of STRICTLY BALLROOM The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle is to join the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt will play the role of band leader Wally Strand, from Tuesday 31st July at the Piccadilly Theatre. He takes over the role from Will Young. (more...)

BARK! THE MUSICAL Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

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Ravinia Announces Casting For Leonard Bernstein's MASS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Ravinia Festival has announced casting for its July 28 production of Leonard Bernstein'sMass. Conductor Marin Alsop has resurrected this overlooked work with performances around the world. This production reunites her with director Kevin Newbury (who recently won raves for directing the opera Fellow Travelers and the spectaculars as New York's Park Avenue Armory) after earning a Grammy nomination for their recording of Mass, which the New York Times praised as 'one of the best events of the year.' (more...)

BWW Interview: FIRE IN DREAMLAND's Kyle Beltran on Resilience, Re-Building, and Reigniting the Light
by Courtney Savoia - Jul 3, 2018

No stranger to the Public Theater, Kyle Beltran, has performed in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Head of Passes, and The Fortress of Solitude, and now returns to the stage for Fire in Dreamland. Coming to audiences from playwright, Rinne Groff and directed by Marissa Wolf, this thought-provoking play examines uncovering possibility and new life in the face of destruction. Beltran plays Lance, a young man who is moving from youth into adulthood and dealing with all the challenges that come up along the way. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo, Christine Allado, and More Record Webborn And Finn's British Musical THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Acclaimed new British musical The Clockmaker's Daughter premiered in London in 2015 and has, to date, been nominated for 11 awards. (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater Presents NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for NEWSIES. Performances begin on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

Reach New Heights At Orlando Shakes' 30th Anniversary Season Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF invites guests to celebrate the opening of their 2018-2019 Season at their 30th Anniversary Season Gala on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The evening will feature tastings of Central Florida's finest food and beverages, as well as a silent auction and live entertainment. Remaining tickets range from $150 - $250 per person and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1 or in person inside the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 East Rollins Street. (more...)

Brief 7/20: PRETTY WOMAN Begins Previews Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Pretty Woman begins previews on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Meet the Cast of PRETTY WOMAN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jul 20, 2018

Pretty Woman begins previews today, get to know the cast below! (more...)

BWW Review: Creative HAMILTON is a Master Class In Contemporary Musical Theater   
by Roy Berko - Jul 20, 2018

The story goes that while on vacation from performing in his hit Broadway show 'In the Heights,' Lin-Manuel Miranda read a copy of the biography, 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow. (more...)

Podcast: 'Your Program is Your Ticket' Hosts a Seven-Women Panel of Theatre Professionals to Discuss #MeToo Movement in the Theatre
by Your Program is Your Ticket - Jul 2, 2018

Host and creator, Sean Chandler, interviewed a seven-woman panel of theatre professionals for his popular theatre podcast, Your Program Is Your Ticket. The interview focuses on the #MeToo movement and how it affects the world of theatre. (more...)

Norbert and Karen Stachel Lead LehCats on New Release MOVEMENT TO EGALITARIA Featuring More Than 30 Players
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Seven musicians who define the terms artistry, teamwork and chemistry starting with the chemistry of the married couple of Karen and Norbert Stachel, the leaders of LehCats.  Their versatility is evident, and their ability to deliver and uplift both the music and the listener is profound. Movement to Egalitaria was released June 12, 2018 (IYOUWE).  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Corbin Bleu Takes Over BWW's Instagram For A Behind The Scenes Look At The Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

This weekend Corbin Bleu took over our Instagram account today to give our followers a behind the scenes look at a two show day at The Muny! (more...)

Brief 7/2: Get a Sneak Peek at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 2, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: get a first look at Smokey Joe's Cafe, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Paul Taylor-Mills Talks HEATHERS and The Other Palace
by Nicole Ackman - Jul 19, 2018

Paul Taylor-Mills has recently stepped down as the Artistic Director of The Other Palace, though he will continue working there in the role of Affiliate Producer while also pursuing his own independent projects. He has many producing credits to his name already, including the popular In the Heights at the Southwark Playhouse and King's Cross Theatre and Heathers currently on at The Other Palace which will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in September. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS At Orlando Shakes Stars Local And National Latinx Talent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

???????Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights runs from September 5 - October 7, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Original Cast Members of IN THE HEIGHTS Will Celebrate Release of Anniversary Vinyl at Barnes and Noble; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janet Dacal, Mandy Gonzalez, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

In the Heights 3-LP Vinyl Box Set - commemorating the landmark Tenth Anniversary of the label's Grammy Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording - will celebrate with an exclusive in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Monday, July 30 at 6:30 PM. Lin-Manuel Miranda and other members of the original Broadway cast and creative team will sign albums after a discussion and Q&A (more...)

Breaking: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct TICK, TICK... BOOM! Film Adaptation; DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Steven Levenson to Pen Script
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 19, 2018

With the In the Heights film currently in pre-production, Lin-Manuel Miranda is looking to extend his reach into musical films as Deadline is reporting that the multi-talented star will make his feature film directorial debut with the big screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! (more...)

We Are Here Productions Presents HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

We Are Here Productions announces the off-Broadway cult sensation musical Heathers to benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association. Generously supported by Solar Stage and Canadian Actor's Equity Association, We Are Here aims to raise $15,000 in support of CMHA's services over three shows. With staging, choreography, a full band and a cast of Toronto's hottest emerging musical theatre talent, 'Heathers In Concert' will push the boundaries of what an 'In Concert' show can be. (more...)

Victoria Clark Will Direct Denee Benton, Andrea Burns & More in Staged Reading of NEWTON'S CRADLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Tony Award Winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) will direct a staged reading of "Newton's Cradle," a new musical by mother-and-son writing team Kim Saunders and Heath Saunders. (more...)

Kevin Kennedy, Zoe Birkett, and More Set For the UK and Ireland Tour of ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Initial casting has been announced for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the award-winning smash-hit musical "ROCK OF AGES" opening at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 20 September 2018 and arriving at the Opera House Manchester from 25-29 September. (more...)

MUSE/IQUE Summer Series Continues With MOVEMENT/ALOUD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena's pioneering live music organization and counter-conventional orchestra, continues STATES/UNITED: Mapping Musical America, its inaugural summer series at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, on July 28 with MOVEMENT/ALOUD!, at the Brown Garden Lawn, adjacent to the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. (more...)

Selladoor Wins Big at Daegu International Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

???????After a week of sell-out shows at the Daegu Opera House, 4 - 7 July, Selladoor Worldwide and the cast and creatives of Flashdance the Musical scooped the 3 biggest awards at the Daegu International Musical Festival Awards. Joanne Clifton Strictly Come Dancing Champion playing leading lady Alex Owens won Best Actress; last year Selladoor's production of Spamalot also won Best Actress, Sarah Harlington as Lady of the Lake. Playing opposite Joanne in the role of Nick Hurley, Ben Adams of a1 won Best Actor and Selladoor Worldwide proudly took home the award for Best Musical. (more...)

Natascia Diaz, Steffanie Leigh, and More Lead Cast of Signature's PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Natascia Diaz (Signature's Crazy for You, City Center Encores! Grand Hotel), Claybourne Elder (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Broadway's Sunday in the Park with George) and Steffanie Leigh (Broadway's War Paint, Gigi, Mary Poppins) are set to star in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Passion. (more...)

Annie Golden, Lauren Patten, & More Join 54 SINGS P!NK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Annie Golden ("Orange is the New Black"), Lauren Patten (Fun Home, Jagged Little Pill), Kerri George (Heathers), Marcy Harriell (In the Heights, "Moana"), Morgan Reilly (Singer-Songwriter), Erica Swindell (Once, The Eagles), and more have joined the cast of 54 SINGS P!NK at Feinstein's/54 Below, Sunday, August 19th, 2018, at 7:00PM & 9:30PM. (more...)

Tax Incentives Proposed For Broadway-Bound Shows Debuting in Massachusetts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Could Massachusetts be getting an upper hand when producers are choosing where to debut Broadway-bound shows? The Boston Globe has reported that state lawmakers are proposing tax incentives that encourage producers to bring their productions to Massachusetts before they make the transfer to the Great White Way. (more...)

Put a Little Love in Your Heart When 54 SINGS ANNIE LENNOX
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings Annie Lennox on September 12th, 2018 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Single Tickets Available Today for Cincinnati Playhouse 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is now selling single tickets for all of the 12 season's productions, including the highly anticipated world premiere of CINCINNATI KING, a musical about Cincinnati's historic King Records, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit from the creator of Hamilton, In the Heights. The season will open with a thrilling production of Stephen King's MISERY on Sept. 1. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Christmas Musical KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for Paul Foster's major revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Foster directs Delroy Atkinson (Gangster 1), Edward Baker-Duly (Fred), Cindy Belliot (Hattie), John Conroy (Baptista), Dafydd Emyr (Harrison Howell), Dex Lee (Bill), Rebecca Lock (Lilli), Ross McLaren (Gremio), Joel Montague (Gangster 2), Adam Rhys-Charles (Hortensio), Amy Ellen Richardson (Lois), Matthew Whennell-Clark (Ralph) and Layton Williams (Paul), with Jessica Buckby, Ronan Burns, Louis Gaunt, Ruby Greenwood, Tash Holway (also Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain), Jennifer Louise Jones, Bobbie Little, Emmanuele N'Zuzi, Simon Oskarsson and Clancy Ryan. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 12 January 2019. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS 10th Anniversary Vinyl Boxed Set Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Today marks the release of the In the Heights 3-LP Vinyl Box Set to celebrate the landmark Tenth Anniversary of the label's Grammy Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording. It is available exclusively through Barnes & Noble. (more...)

Tickets Going On Sale Sunday for Detroit Run of SOMETHING ROTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

???????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, will play Detroit's Fisher Theatre, September 25 - October 7, 2018. (more...)

Theatre In The Heights Presents DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

This boulevard comedy was a smash hit in Paris, where it played for over two years, and in London, where it ran for six years at the Apollo and Duchess Theatres. It has since played in theatres all over the USA and the English speaking world and was revived in Chicago and on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in 2012. This production was nominated for two Tony awards. (more...)

Dance Party with the Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS! Fundraiser To Benefit Playhouse On Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

We're taking over New Park Brewing for one night only! Join the cast of Playhouse on Park's In the Heights and DJ Connie Carmona on Tuesday, July 24 from 6-9pm at New Park Brewing. Tickets for this event are $25, with all proceeds to benefit Playhouse on Park.   (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces Sensory-Friendly Performances Across Cultural Campus Throughout 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces a broad range of sensory-friendly performances across its Campus throughout the 2018-19 season, with presentations from Broadway Philadelphia and three of the Center's esteemed resident companies including Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and The Philly POPS. Part of a Campus-wide commitment to present a diverse tapestry of programming to the Philadelphia community, the upcoming lineup of events furthers the mission of reaching broad and diverse audiences. (more...)

Sayreville Residents Invited to GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Final Dress
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The producers of Broadway's Gettin' The Band Back Together, are inviting Sayreville, NJ residents to attend the show's final dress rehearsal on Wednesday, July 18. The new musical comedy takes place in Sayreville and begins preview performances the next day, Thursday, July 19. (more...)

Brief 7/12: Broadway in Bryant Park Kicks Off, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 12, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Broadway in Bryant Park kicks off, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of ON YOUR FEET in Los Angeles With Gloria And Emilio Estefan and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the opening night celebrations of ON YOUR FEET at the Hollywood Pantages featuring Gloria And Emilio Estefan, and more!  (more...)

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Heads to Minneapolis and Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway's original Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine! Hosted by two-time, Tony-nominated star, Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and her own Fairy Godfairy, Benjamin Rauhala (musical director extraordinaire), the evening also stars the multitalented Susan Egan (Tony-nominated for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and voice of 'Meg' in Hercules), Courtney Reed (the original 'Jasmine' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), and special guest Adam Jacobs (the original 'Aladdin' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway) as the show's Prince for the Night. (more...)

Bay Street Theater's EVITA Now In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

???????Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that rehearsals have begun for EVITA, a revival of the revolutionary musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; directed by Will Pomerantz; and choreographed by Marcos Santana. The production will run from July 31 - August 26, 2018. Single tickets are on sale now. To purchase, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Tours Washington Heights in Preparation for IN THE HEIGHTS Film
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony award-winning In the Heights will hit theaters on June 26, 2020, released by Warner Bros., who picked up the movie last month after a heated bidding war following the rights' release from The Weinstein Co. Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) will direct the movie-musical. Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs and Scott Sanders are set to produce. Now Miranda is readying for production with a special tour of the area! (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Makes Music On An All-New Episode of NINA'S WORLD
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2018

Song Week is every day this week at 4/3c on Nina's World! Be sure to catch Lin-Manuel Miranda on an special on Friday, July 13th! Check out a sneak peek of animated Lin below on the brand-new episode! (more...)

Tickets For Cincinnati Playhouse Season On Sale July 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will begin selling single tickets for the 2018-2019 season on Monday, July 16. Single tickets will be available for all of 12 the season's productions, including the highly anticipated world premiere of CINCINNATI KING, a musical about Cincinnati's historic King Records, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit from the creator of Hamilton, In the Heights. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Timothy Edward Kane Lead NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II. (more...)

MOULIN ROUGE! Begins Performances in Boston Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

The pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical begins performances tonight, Tuesday July 10, at the Emerson Colonial Theatre. The production runs through August 19. (more...)

Photo: A Many Splendored Thing! First Look at the Set of MOULIN ROUGE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

The show must go on! The pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical begins performances tonight, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre. Get a sneak peek at the spectacular, spectacular set below! (more...)

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