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From the play Merrily We Roll Along by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

BWW Review: Lots to Love in SHE LOVES ME at Greater Boston Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 30, 2017

Ilyse Robbins leads a team of champions in Greater Boston Stage Company's SHE LOVES ME, a delightful musical for the holiday season - or any season, for that matter. Music Director Matthew Stern brings out the best in the Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick score with the voices of Jennifer Ellis, Sam Simahk, Aimee Doherty, and Jared Troilo at the front and center of a talented ensemble. (more...)

This Week at 54 Below: Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara, Eva Noblezada, Brandon Uranowitz and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

This week at Feinstein's/54 Below The Drowsy Chaperone In Concert, Matthew Morrison, 54 Sings Jason Mraz, The Skivvies and more! (more...)

Olivier, Tony And Grammy Award-Winning Musical BEAUTIFUL Returns To Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome announces that Bront Barb will reprise her celebrated role as 'Carole King' in the return of the UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL from Wed 31 Jan Sat 3 Feb. The production returns to Birmingham following a sell-out week of shows in November 2017. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Opens 2/10 at The Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Just in time for Valentine's Day The Stage puts its unique style on a musical masterpiece with a re-envisioning of the revered Sondheim classic Sweeney Todd. In this stripped-down version fierce lovers explore revenge, passion, and greed through Sondheim's masterful Tony & Drama Desk winning score. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for UP AND AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, January 25 April 15, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. As part of its Next Generation Capital Campaign efforts, Pittsburgh CLO debuted a staged reading of this new musical comedy this past spring during New Musicals Weekend at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available online at, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. UP AND AWAY is also available as part of a CLO Cabaret Series subscription package. (more...)

Lakeland Theatre Presents MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Lakeland's 2017-18 season concludes with the passionate and oft-misunderstood musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth Merrily We Roll Along which opens on February 2, 2018 and runs for three weeks at Lakeland Community College's Rodehorst Performing Arts Center. Merrily. Merrily is directed by Martin Friedman and under the Musical Direction of by Jordan Cooper. (more...)

Eden Espinosa To Perform At HARMONY, A Gala Benefiting New York City Gay Men's Chorus And Youth Pride Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Big Apple Performing Arts, the home of New York City Gay Men's Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus, has announced that Broadway powerhouse, Eden Espinosa, will perform live at their ninth annual HARMONY gala fundraiser on February 14 at Current, Pier 59. More than just a fundraiser, HARMONY is a celebration of the power of music to bring people together. What better day to celebrate than the Feast of St. Valentine to cozy up with someone special or find that perfect someone you've been hoping to spot? Think roses and champagne, romantic ballads and passionate love songs: love is love in all its many glorious guises. Complete with a special Sweetheart Table for Two offering for couples to celebrate their love while supporting the great work of NYCGMC and YPC. (more...)

FROZEN on Broadway and The Actors Fund Partner To Celebrate International Women's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Disney Theatrical Productions and Frozen have partnered with The Actors Fund to celebrate International Women's Day with two special events. Women's Day on Broadway: Celebrating Stories, By, For, and About Women, is a symposium that will take place at The St. James Theatre. There will also be a special performance of Frozen to benefit The Actors Fund and its Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. The events aim to highlight the importance of a continued investment in the encouragement and mentorship that is crucial to establishing and maintaining gender equality in the Broadway community. (more...)

Adam Godley, Ben Miles And Simon Russell Beale Cast In THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale are today announced as taking the roles of the Lehman brothers in Stefano Massini's The Lehman Trilogy, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Sam Mendes, in a co-production with Neal Street Productions. Further cast and creatives to be announced. (more...)

Riveting & Timely New Play SKELETON CREW at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the powerful drama Skeleton Crew, by Dominique Morriseau (Detroit '67 and Paradise Blue) and directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian (Nat Turner in Jerusalem at New York Theatre Workshop and The Convert at Underground Railway Theater). Skeleton Crew runs from March 2 through March 31, 2018 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Previews Begin Tomorrow For Terrence McNally's FIRE AND AIR At CSC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Classic Stage Company presents the world premiere of Terrence McNally's Fire and Air, directed by John Doyle. The production begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 25. Opening night is Thursday, February 1. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Brian McDonald Starring in BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the outrageously funny, critically-acclaimed comedy Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins. The production is directed by Ovation Award-winner Stephanie A. Coltrin and stars award-winning actor and Rubicon's Associate Artistic Director Brian McDonald. Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, Tolins' one-man, tour-de-force is described by the N.Y. Times as a seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Winner of the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Best Play, this Off-Broadway sensation follows a struggling actor named Alex who winds up working for an unnamed show-business legend in her Malibu basement mall. An unlikely friendship develops between the two from which Alex learns profound lessons about himself. (more...)

Celebration Presents The Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Celebration presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the second show in its 2017-2018 season, the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT The Musical,book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., presented in special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) with choreography by Roman Pantoja, musical direction by Jennifer Lin, directed by Jessica Hanna and produced by Stephen Soucy and Jay Marcus. (more...)

Legacy Recordings to Release LADY BIRD Soundtrack as Digital Album & CD Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release LADY BIRD - Soundtrack from the Motion Picture as a digital album on Friday, January 12 with a physical CD edition availableFriday, February 2and a 2LP 12' vinyl edition comingMarch 16, with Barnes & Noble offering a special 2LP 12' colored vinyl version of the album. Pre-order available here: (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Martin McDonagh's THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

MGC has announced the full casting for Michael Grandage's production of Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore which opens at the No l Coward Theatre on 4 July, with previews from 23 June and runs until 8 September. Joining Aidan Turner (Padraic) completing the all Irish cast are Denis Conway (Donny), Will Irvine (Christy), Brian Martin (James), Daryl McCormack (Brendan) Julian Moore-Cook (Joey), Charlie Murphy (Mairead), and Chris Walley (Davey). (more...)

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Will Honor Lin-Manuel Miranda with Monte Cristo Award!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center , announces that multi-discipline creative artist Lin-Manuel Miranda will receive the 18th Monte Cristo Award . An alumnus of the O'Neill, Miranda's first professional production was at the O'Neill's National Music Theater Conference with In The Heights in 2005. A gala dinner featuring a conversation with the honoree will be held at the Edison Ballroom (New York) on Monday, April 30, 2018. (more...)

Craig Jessup to Celebrate Career of Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

One of the Bay Area's best entertainers celebrates the work of one of our greatest composers. Craig Jessup's Sondheim Tonight! brings together more than a dozen Sondheim gems from some of his earliest shows as a composer/lyricist (Saturday Night, Anyone Can Whistle) to some of his most beloved (Company, Follies, Merrily We Roll Along). (more...)

Liz Callaway and More Set for January Lineup at Emelin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Mamaroneck, NY, has announced its January 2018 lineup of events. Scroll down for details! (more...)

First Broadway Revival of TRAVESTIES, Starring Tom Hollander, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has announced the full cast joining Tom Hollander in the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; CHICAGO Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Celebrate Leonard Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

C elebrated as one of the most inf l uential musicians and composers of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein ushered in an era of m ajor cultural transition. He led the way in advocating an open attitude about what constituted good music, actively bridging the gap between classical music, B r oadway musicals, jazz and rock, and he seized new media for its potential to reach diverse communities of listeners, young and old. Longtime conductor of the New York Philharmonic, renowned composer of works for the concert hall and Broadway stage, glamoro us television personality, virtuosic pianist and committed educator, Bernstein was an extravagantly gifted musician with a common touch. He maintained a life - long focus on advocating for social justice, notably civil rights at home and peace around the wor ld. To celebrate the maestro's 100th birthday, Segerstrom Center is pleased to present a tribute to the musical theater masterpieces Bernstein created while honoring the scope and reach of his genius. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Slates Developmental Reading at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, with book and lyrics by David Spencer (The Fabulist), music Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), and based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, for two performances only Monday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind-the-Scenes of FROZEN Cast Rocky Mountain Photo Shoot
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Famed photographer Andrew Eccles rendezvoused with the cast of the Broadway-bound production of FROZEN in the picturesque Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Check out behind-the-scenes video below! (more...)

Shana Farr to Tribute Barbara Cook in 'IT'S NOT WHERE YOU START' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Shana Farr in 'It's Not Where You Start: The Songbook of Barbara Cook' on Sat., Feb. 3 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin, Liz Callaway and More Bring Sondheim & Prince to Life in 'Broadway Close Up' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

In 'A Good Thing Going The Stephen Sondheim & Harold Prince Collaboration,' music director David Loud (original cast of Merrily We Roll Along) traces the rise and fall of a musical theater partnership that created some of the most memorable musicals of all time. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

Ann Morrison's MY FURNITURE SET Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ann Morrison (Merrily We Roll Along, Lovemusik, Goblin Market) in My Furniture Set on January 3rd, 7pm. 'My Furniture Set' with John Shirley at the piano, was inspired by the exquisite furniture at the Home Resource Contemporary Furnishings in Annie's home town Sarasota, Florida. (more...)

Goodspeed's 13th Annual Festival of New Musicals to Tackle the Civil War, Womenin the Airforce and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The 13th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Goodspeed Musicals' Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its much-anticipated three-day festival of brand-new works on Friday, January 12, 2018 at The Goodspeed with a staged reading of the rousing new musical Five Points by Ethan D. Pakchar (Music) and Douglas Lyons (Music and Lyrics), and McKnight Fellowship winner Harrison David Rivers (Book). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017


BWW Review: The Wallis Uncovers THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD for the Holidays
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 4, 2017

This year for the holidays, The Wallis has traded its typical musical theatre fare (Into the Woods/2014, Guys & Dolls/2015, Merrily We Roll Along/2016) for something a little less traditional but even more imaginative and fun Vesturport Theatre's THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD by playwright David Farr. (more...)

Who's Telling the Story? Meet the Full Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opens tonight, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Children of OBC of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG to Perform Together at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Our Time: Children of Merrily We Roll Along on January 2nd and 3rd at 9:30pm. (more...)

High Octane Ibsen! Black Box Presents PEER GYNT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

December 20, 2017: The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education in the heart of Teaneck, NJ just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

The 2018 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company kicks off with five intimate concerts by award-winning stars of the Great White Way, including Tony Award-winner FAITH PRINCE (Guys and Dolls), L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winner JASON GRAAE (RTC's Return to the Forbidden Planet, Falsettos), Helen Hayes Award-winners DAVID BURNHAM (The Light in the Piazza) and TAMI TAPPAN (RTC's Streetcar Named Desire, Miss Saigon), husband-and-wife duo MEGAN MCGINNIS and ADAM HALPIN (Daddy Long Legs), Ovation nominee ERIC KUNZE (Evita), and Nashville-based singer MELISSA HAMMANS (Back to the Garden). (more...)

Tony Winner Christopher Ashley Will Direct DIANA Musical at La Jolla Playhouse for 2018/19 Season
by Alan Henry - Dec 18, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces Diana, a world-premiere musical from the Tony Award-winning Memphis team Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and David Bryan (music and lyrics), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, as part of the 2018/2019 season. (more...)

Sugar, Butter, Married! WAITRESS Star Betsy Wolfe Shares Wedding Photos
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Another Broadway favorite ties the knot! This evening, Waitress' current Jenna, Betsy Wolfe took to Twitter to share photos from her recent nuptials. Check out Betsy in all her wedded bliss below! (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for Lyric Stage's ROAD SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim's latest work,Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of Porchlight's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the next mainstage production in its 2017 - 2018 season - Merrily We Roll Along - running January 26 - March 11, 2018, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, with direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate direction and musical staging by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham, at Porchlght's home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Merrily We Roll Along is based on the play by the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

BWW SPECIAL: Pasek & Paul Los chicos de moda del musical
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 13, 2017

A pocos dias del estreno en nuestro pais de EL GRAN SHOWMAN, con Hugh Jackman y Zac Efron, repasamos la carrera imparable de los compositores de su banda sonora, Benj Pasek y Justin Paul, un duo que ya brilla con luz propia. (more...)

FROZEN Creators to Go Behind the Scenes at BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced today that Disney Theatrical's new Broadway musical Frozen has joined the BroadwayCon 2018 lineup. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - Jason Alexander in Tonight's HIT THE ROAD! on AT&T Audience Network
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

BWW shares an exclusive clip from Jason Alexander's HIT THE ROAD! The AT&T AUDIENCE Network show follows the greatest family band you've never heard of yet and their amazing amount of dysfunction! It airs tonight at 10PM ET/PT. (more...)

MTC's THE PORTUGUESE KID Will Be Released by BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Performances may have already concluded for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of The Portuguese Kid, but there will be more chances to see the cast in action. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the new play was recorded for BroadwayHD yesterday, December 11. (more...)

TITLE OF SHOW & World Premiere of LEVITY Come to Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (Executive Director John Zirkle) in Big Sky, Montana announced today it will present the world premiere of LEVITY, featuring Tony Award winner Michele Pawk as Connie, for three performances January 19 through January 21, 2018. Written by Stephanie DiMaggio and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, this new play was developed during WMPAC's summer acting workshop and is the first world premiere production ever to premiere in Big Sky. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored with 2018 St. Louis Literary Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will be honored with the 2018 St. Louis Literary Award, writes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Julian Ovenden
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Dec 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jason Alexander Looks Back on His Broadway Roots!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2017

The rest of the world might know him as Jerry Seinfeld's on-screen best bud, but theatre lovers remember him for the many roles he has played onstage over his four decade-long career. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Live Will Chat with ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's Michael Arden Today at 5:30!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Do you have a burning question for Michael Arden? On Friday, December 1, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with Arden, who is currently in previews with his latest directorial masterpiece- Once on This Island. Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskArdenBWW. (more...)

James Graham's Critically Acclaimed Play QUIZ Transfers To The West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

James Graham, theatre's golden boy, has hit the jack-pot again. Daily Telegraph William Village, Playful Productions and Chichester Festival Theatre present the Chichester Festival Theatre production of QUIZ By James Graham. Director: Daniel Evans; Designer: Robert Jones; Lighting Designer: Tim Lutkin; Music and Sound: Ben and Max Ringham; Video Designer: Tim Reid; Movement Director: Naomi Said; Casting Director: Charlotte Sutton CDG. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; CHICAGO Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

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