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Jack Lawrence Theatre

(New York, NY)
359 W. 48th St.
by Fiona Scott - Sep 30, 2019
The West End production of Wicked, the untold story of the Witches of Oz, recently celebrated its 13th birthday. BroadwayWorld spoke to the resident Elphaba (Nikki Bentley), Glinda (Helen Woolf) and Fiyero (Alistair Brammer) about why they think the show is still magic.
by TV Scoop - Sep 30, 2019
Dinosaur Pile-Up have announced a landmark headline show at London's O2 Forum Kentish Town on April 3rd. Tickets are available on O2 pre-sale on Wednesday October 2nd, and go on general sale on Friday October 4th via MyTicket.
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Rising South-London based artist Lily McKenzie returns with catchy new single 'Over My Ex', out 27th September via Ultra Music.
by Emily Yorgey - Oct 8, 2019
ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at Florida Repertory Theatre, directed by Maureen Heffernan, tells the true story of Patsy Cline's rise to fame through the account of a loyal fan who just so happened to become a close friend of Patsy's, Louise Seger. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Madwomen Monologues festival returns with a fresh crop of brilliant, original scripts by emerging local playwrights at the iconic The Butterfly Club.
by Michael Quintos - Oct 7, 2019
At its core, the original production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (and the movie adaptation it spawned) unabashedly celebrated its campy outlandishness. But unlike the original source material which was filled to the brim with sassy sight gags, cartoonish mannerisms, and pulp thrills, this new, gloriously reimagined production---now on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse through October 20, 2019 helmed by director Mike Donahue---feels much more grounded in reality and feels much more guided by the emotions of its characters, rather than have them just play second banana to the monstrous plant of excess vying for all the attention. With this pivoted focus, this incredible new production also now requires a cast of performers that can truly showcase that change---and, wow, did they ever find them in this brilliant ensemble!
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2019
Composer, writer and actor Dave Malloy's work includes the Tony Award-winning Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Octet, and his upcoming adaptation of Moby-Dick - the latter directed by regular collaborator Rachel Chavkin and starring Malloy. This year, London also sees two of his shows: Preludes, soon to conclude its run at Southwark Playhouse, and Ghost Quartet, which plays at the new Boulevard Theatre from 24 October. 
by Gil Kaan - Oct 30, 2019
Playwright Larissa FastHorse is having one hell of a year. Her THE THANKSGIVING PLAY has already been produced in various cities across the United States this year, with her next production already in previews at the Geffen Playhouse, and opening November 5, 2019. Michael John Garcés directs Larissa's humorous and woke take on Thanksgiving traditions featuring Noah Bean, Alexandra Henrikson, Jeff Marlow and Samantha Sloyan. After a full day of PLAY's rehearsals, I had the opportunity to chat with Larissa on her South Dakota, Sicangu-Lakota heritage.
by Rona Kelly - Oct 30, 2019
Following an incredible journey with The Ferryman through to Broadway, Fra Fee returns to London for Translations this year.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 30, 2019
There's a new Prince Ali in town! Just last month, Clinton Greenspan took over the title role in Disney's Aladdin, arriving directly from playing the role on the North American tour.
by Don Grigware - Oct 3, 2019
Actress/singer Pamela Clay has been performing a show she wrote about Edith Piaf entitled Forever Piaf for quite some time to great acclaim! She will perform it locally at Feinstein's Upstairs at Vitello's on October 16. In our conversation she talks about growing up in a musical family and how Piaf's outlook became the cornerstone of her life. Tell us about your background. As a child, how did you become interested in music? When did you know that it would be your career? PC: One of the first things I remember was hearing classical music. Both my parents were blessed with beautiful voices, played piano, and my father also played trumpet. Daddy was a child prodigy who played classical piano live on the radio at age five,
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch has announced that John Barr, who garnered rave reviews for his turn as Dame Dotty Trott in 2018's Jack and the Beanstalk, will be returning for this year's pantomime, Robin Hood. This heroic panto spectacular will be playing from Thursday 28 November to Sunday 5 January.
by Neil Shurley - Oct 29, 2019
Filled with beauty and magic, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND tells the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Oct 29, 2019
Fiddler on the Roof Cast members and University of Miami alums, Kelly Gabrielle Murphy and Bennett J. Leeds return to the Arsht Center stage The North American tour of the Tony Award ®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from October 29 to November 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
The F. Scott Fitzgerald classic 'The Great Gatsby' is almost 100 years old, but the story still resonates.
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Acclaimed Dutch brothers Showtek link up with Gammer on new single 'EDM Sucks', out on 25th October via Skink Records. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for its festive new version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Snow Queen written by Ciaran McConville, who returns to the theatre following last year's successful adaptation of Hansel & Gretel. McConville directs a cast of local young actors from Rose Youth Theatre led by a team of professional actors including Helena Blackman (The Snow Queen), Roger May (Dad/Father Christmas), Davina Moon (Freya), Parisa Shahmir (Gerda) and Jack Wolfe (Kai). The production opens on 13 December 2019, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 5 January 2020.
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 26, 2019
Today, TINA's Nkeki Obi-Melekwe speaks to BroadwayWorld about making her Broadway debut in the role of a true icon whose life and music transcend time.
by Michael Quintos - Oct 24, 2019
The experience of seeing the Grammy and Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of ONCE - THE MUSICAL begins the minute you enter the theatre as you make your way to your assigned seat. It starts with a welcoming, celebratory environment where music is communally enjoyed by both the talented artists on stage and the audience who have come to immerse themselves in this euphoric special space. What's awesome is that this feeling never truly goes away. This is the feeling of synergetic glee and fulfillment one experiences when enveloped inside the world of ONCE - THE MUSICAL, the remarkably poignant, touching stage show about the ways music can inspire, attract, and bring people together in more ways than one. Currently, a brilliantly-staged, can't-miss new regional production has just emerged in Southern California by way of 3-D Theatricals under the thoughtful, eloquent direction of Kari Hayter. Performances of this impressive, Broadway-caliber local revival continue at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts through October 27, 2019.
by Theresa Bertram - Oct 23, 2019
This weekend, Thespian Troupe 3131, under the direction of Heather Hooten, at Morrilton High School will recreate the dramatization of Orson Welles' reading of H.G. Wells' book THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Considered the first of its kind to imagine what the world would look like if aliens invaded Earth, this story supposedly terrified the radio listening public back in 1938 as they took it for actual news. WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE PANIC BROADCAST will take you through the reading and then show you the response from the people. Broadway World was on set to interview a few of the cast members about their experience with performing this radio play.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Beloved crooner Engelbert Humperdinck returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 22 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-$89.
by Mike Noland - Oct 22, 2019
'Small town' Cali girl follows in the family business, Theatre, and is seeing the country. Meet the wonderful Sarah Hinrichsen and see how growing up in Theatre was just the overture for her professional life.
by Jim Munson - Oct 22, 2019
Following on the rousing success of Antigona, their acclaimed and wildly popular flamenco adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, Noche Flamenca returns to San Francisco's Z Space with their latest program Entre Tú y Yo (You and I). Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Noche Flamenca Artistic Director Martín Santangelo and lead dancer Soledad Barrio, Entre Tú y Yo explores romantic relationships through dance, music, and song. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Mr. Santangelo, who also just happens to be married to Ms. Barrio. A legendary dancer known for the drama and ferocity of her movements, Barrio has been called the a?oecrown jewel of flamencoa?? by Dance Magazine and a?oea force of naturea?? by The New York Times. Santangelo himself also has a rich history as a dancer, including performing on Broadway in Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal's Juan Darien.
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 21, 2019
The musical A Little Princess by Andrew Lippa and Brian Crawley, is based on the 1905 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It first appeared on stage in Mountain View, California in 2004 and premiered in London in 2018. The story opens with Sara Crewe in her room at her school in London. She tells Becky, a maid at the school, about her life growing up in Africa and how she came to be in London. The musical takes the audience on a journey filled with memories, wild flights of imagination, magic, heartbreak, friendship, and love.
by Zofeen Maqsood - Oct 21, 2019
Directed by Saleem Shah who also plays the lead, Family Circus is a sweet family watch
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Blake Edwards: A Film Selection by Julie Andrews will be presented at Metrograph movie theatre. A career retrospective of the late Blake Edwards, the event will include films such as That's Life!, Breakfast at Tiffany's, S.O.B., and Victor/Victoria.
by Peter Nason - Oct 19, 2019
Kylie Arseneau and Cody Farkas are extraordinary in this powerful piece of theatre.
by Jay Irwin - Oct 18, 2019
'They're coming to get you, Barbara!' Yes, you'll definitely hear the iconic line in Weasel Productions inaugural show, 'Night of the Living Dead, LIVE!' Based on George A. Romero's classic zombie film, this parody has everything you'd expect including a delightfully monochrome feel. Unfortunately, the production from this fledgling company also suffers from pacing issues making it drag at times and thus lose its comedy edge.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 17, 2019
Tess Anne Sawyer has been in the Restaurant and Beverage industry for over 17 years. Working through every FOH role, she found her stride and it's clear her skills are best suited behind the bar. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Tess Anne Sawyer for our 'Master Mixologist' feature.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 17, 2019
Jessie Mueller plays Loretta Lynn in the upcoming Lifetime original movie, Patsy & Loretta. Mueller stars alongside Megan Hilty, who plays Patsy Cline. The film is based on the untold true story of the friendship between the music icons. When they first met, Patsy (Hilty) was already one of the biggest stars in country music while Loretta (Mueller) was just a coal miner's daughter, starting off with little to her name but a $17 guitar. Instead of seeing Loretta as competition, Patsy took Loretta under her wings to help her make it in Nashville.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Oct 17, 2019
Directed by Sarah Berland, on October 17-20, The Straz Center's Patel Conservatory will present Charlotte's Web in the TECO Theater. Featuring 34 children, from ages 9 to 16, the beloved children's story features a frightened little pig Wilbur who wants to avoid being a meal and an extraordinary spider named Charlotte, who teaches him how to be brave and all of their barnyard friends.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Britain's Got Talent singing sensation BECKY O'BRIEN performs the New York premiere of her show A GARLAND FOR JUDY on Tuesday, November 5 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. O'Brien performs her personal takes on some of Judy Garland's greatest songs, including The Man That Got Away, Get Happy, and Over the Rainbow. Showtime is at 7 PM. Tickets are $22 (with a $35 VIP ticket available), available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com or at 212-352-3101. There is a $20 food/drink minimum, with a full menu available.
by Student Blogger: Tina Crane - Oct 14, 2019
It's midterms week at my first quarter of my senior year and I find myself reminiscing on my past three years. SCAD is very much a take it or leave it school. What I mean by that is SCAD has lots of events and extra opportunities to get more experience in your chosen field and hear from industry professionals. You can either take these opportunities and get the most out of your time at school or you can choose to not do any extra activities (and to be frank, miss out on some awesome things).
by Christine Swerczek - Oct 11, 2019
On October 23 the Lied Center for Performing Arts will be filled to the magnificent chandelier with glorious sets, costumes, music, and 52 cast members and musicians, making this one of the largest touring productions. Derrick Davis, the first African American Phantom on national tour, is an artist who has realized his dream from childhood.
by Katie Laban - Oct 10, 2019
RENT is coming back to Detroit! The limited engagement is part of the Fox Theatre series and a stop on the 20th Anniversary Tour. It will here October 11th and 12th at the Fox Theatre. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Award winning master piece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak with Cody Jenkins, who plays the role of Mark in the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT, about the show, his iconic role, and why RENT is still going strong 20 years later. Check out our conversation below!
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 10, 2019
I've recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Addie Morales, who is currently in rehearsals for North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of West Side Story, where she'll be starring in the coveted role of Maria. Addie has previously played the role numerous times regionally at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Barrington Stage Company, Casa Mañana, and New London Barn. Her other regional credits include Tick, Tick, Boom at Playhouse Square and The Buddy Holly Story at Casa Mañana.
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Billy Porter recently made history as the first openly gay black man to win the Emmy for Leading Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Pray Tell on FX's Pose. Porter opens up to Variety about how he owes his Emmy to Janet Mock, a writer, director, and producer on the show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The Cincinnati May Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Taff as the Choral Conducting Fellow for the 2019-2020 season. Taff will assist Director of Choruses Robert Porco in the leadership of the May Festival Chorus throughout the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra subscription season as well as the 2020 May Festival. 
by Ashley Corbaley - Nov 8, 2019
San Antonio's newest Theater, Openstage Theatre Company, is bringing Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS to life! Openstage is putting everything they have into sharing such a moving tale of love, following your dreams, and the consequences of the choices we make. The story follows the ups and downs of the relationship between Cathy Hiwatt, a young struggling actress in the Big Apple, and Jamie Wellerstein, a talented writer on the brink of success. BWW had the privilege to sit down with Rachel Holdman, the music director and co-founder of Openstage, as well as Emilie Miller who plays Cathy, to get a glimpse behind the scenes of the upcoming production.
by Zac Thriffiley - Nov 7, 2019
BroadwayWorld DFW's Zac Thriffiley talks with Mariah Lots about the challenges and joys of playing one of the most complex roles in contemporary musical theatre.
by Gil Kaan - Nov 6, 2019
In his Broadway debut in 1988, BD Wong won his Tony Award (Best Featured Actor in a Play) for his ground-breaking role of Song Liling in David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY. Over the last year, in between shooting his two television series (as Whiterose on Mr. Robot, and as Awkwafina's father in Comedy Central's Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens), BD has managed to star in two theatrical productions of Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP (in New York and in San Francisco), and now will be directing THE GREAT LEAP at the Pasadena Playhouse, which begins previews today November 6, 2019.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 6, 2019
Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams takes the stage for one night only to host and sing in THANKFUL FOR CHRISTMAS at a beautiful new cultural center in The Village.
by Rowena Winkler - Nov 5, 2019
The national tour of Aladdin is coming to the Hippodrome as part of its Broadway Series in November, and it's certainly a performance you do not want to miss. With 337 costumes, 111 moving lights, and 38 tons of scenery, lighting, and effects suspended from the grid, it's no wonder that it takes 75 people to deliver the spectacle of this show on tour. To give you insight on what it takes to be in a show of this caliber, BroadwayWorld sat down with Zach Bencal, who has been in over 1000 performances of Aladdin as Babkak, one of the street urchin's friends. 
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 5, 2019
The original stars of the cult musical PETE N KEELY are reuniting for a run of shows at Birdland. Here, Stephen Mosher talks to the stars about life after Pete N Keely and how it feels to sing together again.
by Richard Allen - Nov 5, 2019
'Oklahoma! Is and will always be my first love,' explained Brynna Horswell, who portrays Laurey in Charleston Light Opera Guild's (CLOG) upcoming production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. 'It was the first musical I remember being exposed to as a very little girl. I grew up singing and dancing to those songs and dreamed that one day I'd be Shirley Jones with my own Gordon MacRae.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS, created by the producers of the musical WICKED in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the celebratory 10th anniversary year of a?oethe prestigious awardsa?? (The Times). Full details can be found at www.WickedYoungWriterAwards.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
This December, escape to a magical world of fantasy and illusion with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's The Sorceress, running December 8 - 29, 2019. A fairytale-like story of a pure-hearted young woman who triumphs over her tormentors, a scheming stepmother, and a wicked witch.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
On Friday, Zippy (project of Pan from Suckers) released their second single 'Born To Fly' off of their upcoming Self-Tilted LP Zippy. The single premiered with Northern Transmissions. In the exclusive, Zippy describes the single as, 'Meet intoxicated birds tweaking out in hot rods, pitch-shifting on the drag strip, and learning again to flap their wings, in this sonic allegory of the avian persuasion. For glistening purposes only!'
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Nov 1, 2019
Mix the talent from Patel Conservatory's local arts program chorale and musical theatre students' group Ovation, Opera Tampa's upcoming shows of a?oeCarmena?? and a?oeAida,a?? and guest performers from the Broadway of Mean Girls, Alladin, Jersey Boys, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, with food trucks, chalk artists, a table-decorating contest, and pets and you have the makings for a fantastic Sunday afternoon.
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 1, 2019
Tyler Dema plays Crazy Mario and is in the ensemble of the US tour of A Bronx Tale, coming to DPAC November 5-10. A Bronx Tale is set in the Bronx in the 1960s and is based on the writer Chazz Palminteri's true life story. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, this musical is sure to appeal to everyone. A New York native, Tyler graduated from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina this year. This is Tyler's national tour debut.