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Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Ford's to Offer Free First Preview for COME FROM AWAY and More This Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society announced it is partnering with TodayTix on a new Free First Preview initiative that will give away tickets to the first preview performance for all mainstage productions. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Extends in D.C. Before Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society announced today that the new Irene Sankoff and David Hein musical 'Come From Away,' based on the heart-warming true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland after 9/11, has extended due to popular demand. (more...)

THE TALL GIRLS to Take the Court at Shattered Globe This Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre will continue its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of Meg Miroshnik's drama THE TALL GIRLS, an ensemble piece about five young women in the 1930s rural Midwest who discover a way to escape their crumbling town - by playing basketball. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Announces 2016 Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Partner with Food & Friends
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society announced that the company of the 2016 production of A Christmas Carol is partnering withFood & Friends to create a donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens's holiday classic. Food & Friends is a community organization dedicated to delivering nearly 1 million specialized meals and groceries each year to those with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. During the curtain calls for performances of A Christmas Carol, the company will collect monetary donations on behalf of the Washington-based non-profit. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eric Schaeffer
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 11, 2016

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Mark Linn-Baker, Barbara Walsh, Garth Kravits and More for New Victory LabWorks' Reading of Andrew Gerle's THE GREAT BLUENESS 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The New Victory Theater, a leading presenter of Theater for Young Audiences, is presenting a special invitational reading of The Great Blueness, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Andrew Gerle (Meet John Doe) on Thursday, November 10, 2016, as part of the 2016-17 New Victory LabWorks Artists series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight's Revisited ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and The Morgan Library & Museum Present ALT Alumni in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and The Morgan Library & Museum present ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3pm at The Morgan Library & Museum in the Gilder Lehrman Hall, 225 Madison Avenue, NYC.  (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Nine Young Opera Singers Advance To Final Round of Met's National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition. (more...)

All-Star D.C. Cast Begins Previews Tonight for RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Right Hand Man, Heidi Blickenstaff, Sings at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just last week in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Heidi Blickenstaff and Matt Wall, who performed 'Right Hand Man' from SOMETHING ROTTEN! (more...)

Ford's Theatre Sets Records with 2016-17, Featuring COME FROM AWAY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced that it set revenue and attendance records with its 2016-2017 theatrical season, which included the musicals Come From Away and Ragtime, productions of A Christmas Carol and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the one-act play One Destiny. More than 153,000 patrons attended performances, and ticket sales brought in more than $6 million, making 2016-2017 the highest attended and highest grossing theatrical season in Ford's Theatre history. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Honors President Abraham Lincoln at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society honored the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 4, 2017, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bi-partisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit's theatrical and education programs. (more...)

Nancy Anderson Joins Cast of NYMF's FOURTH MESSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Fresh off the triumphant run of Sunset Boulevard, NANCY ANDERSON will play the role of world-famous spiritual teacher Mama Sid in New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions' East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Gregory Harrell Set to Perform LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS at Don't Tell Mama on 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Gregory Harrell is bringing his show LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS to Don't Tell Mama on August 15th at 7pm. The performance will feature songs by Bette Midler, David Yazbek, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, The Civil Wars, Rupert Holmes, Kander and Ebb, Shirley Bassey, Nat King Cole, Sondheim, Justin Bieber, Cole Porter, and more.  (more...)

Full Lineup Announced for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Next Week at Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

A Little New Music (ALNM), now at the renowned Catalina Bar & Grill, invites Los Angeles to discover something new to love about musical theater. The Monday, June 27th concert marks ALNM's twelfth collaboration with emerging musical theater creators and performers from near and far. (more...)

Tanya Shaffer & Vienna Teng's THE FOURTH MESSENGER to Bring Buddha Legend to NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

FOURTH MESSENGER Gets East Coast Premiere at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. The production, which begins performances on Tuesday, July 18th at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) includes book and lyrics by Tanya Shaffer and music and additional lyrics by Vienna Teng, and is directed by Broadway director Matt August (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: the Musical). Performances will continue through July 23rd. nymf.org/fourthmessenger (more...)

Gregory Harrell Performs CHEEKY SNEAKY LOVE at Don't Tell Mama 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

Gregory Harrell is back at Don't Tell Mama on August 14, 2017 at 7pm with his cabaret CHEEKY SNEAKY LOVE! (more...)

Photo Flash: Chris Farah, Nicole Parker & More Take Part in A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

On Monday, June 27, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC debuted in its new venue, the historic Catalina Jazz Club, showcasing the best of new musical theatre songwriting with an incredible cast of Broadway and LA talent. Comedian, actress, and writer Chris Farah ('Superstore,' 'Modern Family,' 'Chelsea Lately,' solo show/cult character FANCY!) hosted the evening alongside the ALNM band (Will Yanez, Eliana Athayde, and Alex Stickels) and resident musical director Bryan Blaskie. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Abraham Lincoln and More to Take the Stage in Shattered Globe Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced its 2017-18 Season, featuring three Chicago premiere productions! (more...)

Breaking News: Heidi Blickenstaff & Emma Hunton Will Lead FREAKY FRIDAY at DC's Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening) are set to star as mother and daughter in the world premiere production of the new musical Freaky Friday at Signature Theatre. The musical, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, features a book byBridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed byChristopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 13 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Further casting and creative team members will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

Video Roundup: Watch FREAKY FRIDAY's Heidi Blickenstaff & Emma Hunton in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Wanna see the mother-daughter duo in action? Check out some of their past performances below! (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Begins Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Cast of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Raises $88,000 for Food & Friends
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of this season's "A Christmas Carol" has raised $88,067 for Food & Friends. This brings the "A Christmas Carol" company's eight-year totals to more than $639,595 raised for Washington charities that aid thousands within the D.C.-area who struggle with hunger, illness and homelessness. (more...)

Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan Stars in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's OUR TOWN, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Sally Boyett and starring Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan, will open January 27 at the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre at 1804 West Street. (more...)

Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan Stars in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's OUR TOWN, Opening Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Sally Boyett and starring Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan, will open January 27 at the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre at 1804 West Street. (more...)

THE TALL GIRLS to Take the Court at Shattered Globe This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre will continue its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of Meg Miroshnik's drama THE TALL GIRLS, an ensemble piece about five young women in the 1930s rural Midwest who discover a way to escape their crumbling town - by playing basketball. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, JEFFERSON'S GARDEN, THE WIZ and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the Ford's Theatre 2017-2018 season will include Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman directed by Stephen Rayne; the American premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Nataki Garrett; the fantastical musical The Wiz directed by Kent Gash; and A Christmas Carol with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.          (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

All-Star D.C. Cast Announced for RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

'VIRGINIA WOOLF,' RAGTIME & More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the Ford's Theatre 2016-2017 season will begin with the new musical Come From Away directed by Christopher Ashley. Productions include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by Aaron Posner and featuring Holly Twyford as Martha; the musical Ragtime, directed by Peter Flynn and featuring an all-local cast including Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Olivera and Nova Y. Payton; and the 35th-annual production of Washington's holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. Political comedian Mark Russell will return for a one-night-only performance during the height of election season. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

ALL THE RIGHT MOVES & More Set for REEL 13's August Lineup
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Frank Capra's 1941 comedy-drama Meet John Doe is featured in the August lineup on Reel 13. In Meet John Doe, director Frank Capra makes powerful political statements that seem prescient today. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff Took the Stage at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The talented Heidi Blickenstaff took the stage at the renowned Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Complete for DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," directed by Stephen Rayne. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Renews Partnership With TodayTix To Continue Free First Preview Ticket Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced it will continue the popular Free First Preview initiative, through which free tickets are given away to the first preview performance of all Ford's Theatre productions, in partnership with TodayTix. The TodayTix mobile lottery will launch one week before the first preview of each mainstage production in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Ford's to Offer Free First Preview for COME FROM AWAY and More This Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society announced it is partnering with TodayTix on a new Free First Preview initiative that will give away tickets to the first preview performance for all mainstage productions. (more...)

The New Victory Theater Announces 2016-17 LabWorks Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The New Victory Theater, a leading presenter of Theater for Young Audiences, announces the 2016-17 New Victory LabWorks Artists. This year's roster will include projects from a variety of art forms--theater, musical theater, aerial acrobatics, physical theater, magic, music and Vietnamese water puppetry--and explore an extensive range of topics, from one of Iran's most beloved folk tales to the experience of American trans youth. (more...)

Gregory Harrell Performs LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS at Don't Tell Mama 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Gregory Harrell is a performer and voice teacher who lived in NYC for over 20 years, singing, loving, and consuming tacos across the country.  Harrell is currently an Associate Professor of Voice at Baldwin Wallace University. Previously, he taught at Western Michigan University specializing in music theatre performance. His students regularly appear on Broadway, London's West End, National Tours, Las Vegas and TV and film. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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Porchlight Revisits to Close 4th Season with ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. (more...)

2017 Richard Tucker Award Goes to Soprano Nadine Sierra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Soprano Nadine Sierra - who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world's leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York - was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

BWW Opera News: Soprano Nadine Sierra Named 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 18, 2017

Richard Tucker Music Foundation named soprano Nadine Sierra as winner of 2017 Richard Tucker Award; simultanously, it announced its roster of study and career grant recipients. (more...)

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