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by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Actor, Author, Coach and Public Speaker, Debra Wanger is an often-sought-after professional actor, well known in the San Diego region. She published her debut book The Resilient Actor: How to KickAss In the Business Without It Kicking Your Ass in 2017 and is thrilled to announce the upcoming The Resilient Actor Audiobook and The Resilient Actor Workbook & Planner: How to Kick Ass in the Business Without It Kicking Your Ass.
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2019
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, stage star Phyllis Newman passed away yesterday, September 15, at the age of 86. Newman got her start in show business at 4 years old imitating Carmen Miranda in theatres and clubs. Her portrayal of Martha Vail in the Jule Styne/Comden and Green musical Subways Are For Sleeping - costumed only in a bath towel - earned her a Tony Award. Her other Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing, The Apple Tree, On the Town, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Awake and Sing, Wish You Were Here, First Impressions, and her one-woman musical The Madwoman of Central Park West, which she co-authored with Arthur Laurents. She garnered a Tony Award nomination for her highly-acclaimed performance in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.
by BWW Prompts - Oct 6, 2020
Which costume designer is creating a brand new wardrobe for our readers? Find out here!
by Brady Schwind - Oct 2, 2019
Amanda Green (and guests) return to Birdland with a lively look at the composer's past and future projects.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018
Singer/Songwriter Joseph Lorenzo Wise goes nostalgic this Thanksgiving with the release of his new single 'My Prayer'. Wise performs The Platters hit for the Holidays and says 'It's just the right song for this year. I wanted to do a song that took people back to a time when holding hands at a Drive-In Movie theater or strolling down the Boardwalk with your sweetheart was the feeling of the day. When Love was in the air and Romance was on the waves. What we have to day is just a mess, we need to look back to more pleasant times'.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, announces the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Performances begin Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018
Birdland Theater announces So in Love: A Benefit Concert for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, In Honor of Marin Mazzie. The concerts will take place today, November 14, with shows at 7pm and 9:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
Two-time Academy Award winner and Tony Nominee, Al Kasha. Two-Time Tony winner producer Ron Dante, multiple award-winning hit songwriter Phil Swann, acclaimed author and poet, Sam Bennett, and director-choreographer Kay Cole have woven the two-year courtship of Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis into a funny and touching two-character musical that is both poignant, and endearing.  A true Hollywood love story made both human and timeless.
by Broadwaysted - May 31, 2019
The Broadwaysted Crew is 'Brushin' Up Our Shakespeare' on the newest episode with this week's guest, Tony-nominated Choreographer of Kiss Me, Kate (and former Tony winner!) Warren Carlyle!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon, the sixth show of its second century, July 27 – August 2. Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon is proudly sponsored by Ameren.     
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Need inspiration? The BroadwayWorld team has come together to help guide your musical quarantine journey. Today, we bring you just a few recommendations for: A performance that never gets old...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
Jack Sippel (The Prom) and Brendon Stimson (Mean Girls), in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, have announced the new podcast AGAIN FROM THE TOP.  The new podcast explores the moment in performing arts professional’s careers that they found their stride.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Singer/Songwriter/Producer Joseph Lorenzo has recorded a new version of 'Mr. Melody', the 1976 hit by Natalie Cole.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
OMG! Based on the 2001 film, Legally Blonde-The Musical is a journey from the sorority house to the halls of justice. Elle Woods appears to have it all, until her boyfriend dumps her to attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her ingenuity and charm to get into Harvard too, tackling stereotypes, snobbery and scandal along the way. Legally Blonde-The Musical is "a high-energy… hymn to the glories of girlishness" (New York Times).
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
Broadway might be dark this month, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway today, March 27, 2020.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2020
Broadway Rewind continues in Shubert Alley for the Annual BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market, then to the opening night of Richard Greenberg's play A Naked Girl on the Appian Way which starred Richard Thomas, Jill Clayburgh and Matthew Morrison. 'Matthew told me what it was like doing the musical 'A Light in the Piazza', having to leave them and not have to sing in this play.' says Richard Ridge.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
DIANA is officially in previews on Broadway! Tony Award®-winning director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan) bring us face-to-face with one of the 20th century's most compelling figures in this landmark musical event, featuring an epic and sweeping contemporary score with music supervision and arrangements by Olivier Award® winner Ian Eisendrath, choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and Diana's iconic style reimagined by six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2019
Singer/Songwriter/Producer Joseph Lorenzo has released a new version of 'Mr. Melody', the 1976 hit by Natalie Cole for St. Patrick's Day. It is also the 100th anniversary of her Dad, Nat King Cole, who was born on March 17, 1919.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2021
The 2021 George Street Playhouse streaming season kicks off February 23rd with the comedy BAD DATES by Theresa Rebeck, the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time, starring Drama Desk winner Andréa Burns. The inaugural virtual production garnered unanimous rave reviews.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
Project Shaw recently presented Bernard Shaw's The Philanderer directed by J.R. Sullivan and starring Kerstin Anderson (currently My Fair Lady - Eliza understudy), Dan Butler (Broadway: Travesties, Twentieth Century, Biloxi Blues; Off-Broadway: The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me, The Irish Curse, Old Money, The Lisbon Traviata, Much Ado About Nothing, The Widow Claire), Caitlin Cohn (title role in Lolita My Love - York Theater), Tim Jerome (Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, The Lyons, Tarzan, La Boheme, Grand Hotel, Me and My Girl), Amelia Pedlow(The Metromaniacs, Tis Pity She's a Whore - Red Bull Theater, The Liar, The Heir Apparent - Classic Stage Company), A.J. Shively (Broadway: Bright Star, La Cage aux Folles), and Nick Wyman (currently starring on Broadway in Network; previous Broadway includes Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sly Fox, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, On the 20th Century).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts announces complete casting for their upcoming production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Chorus Line.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2020
There is nothing more invigorating than the beginning of a new production, and Lee Street theatre is extremely proud and working hard to bring back audiences with 9 to 5 the musical, based on the 20th Century film including songs and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Savannah Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce their new Executive Artistic Team led by Executive Artistic Director, Ryan McCurdy and Managing Director, Jennifer Bishop.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
BroadwayWorld followers got a special treat this weekend as Mamie Parris took over our Instagram Story as The Muny's production of Paint Your Wagon. So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy! Check it all out the full video!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by Linnae Medeiros - Jul 26, 2019
Get ready because Mamie Parris is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Saturday, July 27th, at the Muny's production of Paint Your Wagon! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a behind-the-scenes look at this reimagined version of the Lerner and Lowe classic!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is now in previews ahead of a July 25 opening night at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W 45th St.). Step inside the world of this brand new musical spectacular with the all new production photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
Anotidaishe Chikunya, a senior at Dana Hall School, took first place on Monday, January 28, 2019 with her performance as Berniece from The Piano Lesson at the Boston Regional Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, held for the ninth year by the Education Department of the Huntington Theatre Company, the playwright's longtime artistic home.  Sarah Purvis, a junior at Boston Collegiate Charter School, was named first runner-up and portrayed Black Mary from Gem of the Ocean; Osamede Izevbizua (Toledo, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), a junior at John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, was named second runner-up. The three will receive a total of $850 in prize money, and the top two winners will be awarded an all-expense-paid trip to New York City where they will perform their monologues at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre in the National Competition on May 6, 2019. Airfare, hotel accommodations, workshops, and tickets to attend a Broadway production will be provided in collaboration with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theatres. The national competition is free and open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021
Andréa Burns (IN THE HEIGHTS, ON YOUR FEET, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE FULL MONTY) and Maulik Pancholy (IT’S ONLY A PLAY, “30 Rock,” “Weeds”) will headline New Jersey's George Street Playhouse 2021 season, starring in two hilarious full-length comedies audiences can stream at home.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
Broadway’s Andréa Burns (On Your Feet; In the Heights) and television and film’s Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock; Weeds; Phineas and Ferb) will headline the start of George Street Playhouse’s newly announced 2021 season, starring in two hilarious full-length comedies audiences can stream at home. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
British Museum has announced new exhibition 'Tantra: enlightenment to revolution'!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Trustus Theatre puts a new twist on one of America's most iconic plays, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, when it opens on their Main Stage this February. The Main Stage has been converted into a round orientation, meaning that audiences will discover a more intimate, deeper connection with a play that they may already be familiar with.
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2020
As 2019 comes to a close, we're taking a look back on some of the most memorable performances of the year.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 11, 2021
Today's episode features Grammy-nominated actor, singer, and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson. 'I feel such a nostalgia and home- New York is home and Broadway is my first love. When I talk to folks like you, it reminds me of why I got started in the first place and where it all began.' Listen as he chats about his upbringing, the show that inspired his love for the arts, his career on stage and screen, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
59E59 Theaters presents the New York premiere of SMART BLONDE written by Willy Holtzman and directed by Peter Flynn.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
92Y announces a 2nd-anniversary celebration for Come From Away, the heart-stealing, Tony-winning, Grammy-nominated, critical and box office smash hit that tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 passengers stranded after 9/11 and the small Newfoundland town that welcomed them. Irene Sankoff and David Hein (book, music, & lyrics), and cast members Happy McPartlin, Jim Walton and Julie Reiber come to 92Y on March 3 to share favorite memories and inside stories in conversation with Playbill's Ruthie Fierberg. The event also includes special performances of two songs from the show - "Me and the Sky" and "Stop the World."
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings Jerry Herman's musical masterpiece Mame to Southern California for a three-week run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 27 a?" April 12.  Based on the novel, Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Mame lavishly delivers one of theater's all-time great heroines in a brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching fashion.  Tickets are available at, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2021
The play, which follows the single mother of a teen daughter as she goes in search of cute shoes, the perfect dress, and a romantic table for two at a great restaurant, will be available for viewing through March 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
DPAC is proud to announce Next Stop BROADWAY, a new week-long musical theater program consisting of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. A staff of esteemed Broadway professionals, headed by Broadway veteran Tony Parise, will teach participants songs and choreography from two hit shows from the 'Golden Age of Broadway' and cast members will create their own presentations based on shows in the upcoming DPAC season and other hit musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018
We need a little Christmas, now! Haul out the holly at the 7th Annual CHRISTMAS SINGALONG on Sunday, December 9th at 5:30 PM. Held at the historic Broadway Presbyterian Church (NW corner of 114th and Broadway), this joyous 80 minute community event will feature the talents of Jennifer Allen (Bridges of Madison County), Leah Hocking (Billy Elliot, The Last Ship), John Rapson (LES MISERABLES), Rashida Scott (Beautiful..., Sister Act) Avionce Hoyles (Sister Act), Jessica Leigh Brown (Spiderman) and Patrick McCormick (LES MISERABLES).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
The Hole and UTA Artist Space announce Meet Me In The Bathroom: The Art Show, presented by Vans.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season. The World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; will be directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series presents Mamie Parris in a one-night-only solo show accompanied by Broadway composer Barbara Anselmi (It Should Have Been You) on Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm. On Broadway, Mamie most recently returned to the cast of School of Rock  in the role of Rosalie. She previously starred as Grizabella in the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS. Her other Broadway and National Tour credits include School of Rock (Patty) (cast album), Wicked (Elphaba), 9 To 5 The Musical (as Judy Bernly, the role created by Jane Fonda in the iconic film), the Tony-Nominated revival of Ragtime, 5-time Tony-Winner The Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde the Musical, and Roundabout Theatre's acclaimed revivals of On The 20th Century (Agnes) (cast album), and 110 In the Shade (cast album). Off-Broadway credits include Pump Boys and Dinettes (Prudie), part of the Encores! Off-Center series, and See Rock City and Other Destinations (Dodi) presented by the Transport Group (cast album out now). Other notable credits include roles at The Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, The Muny, The Macau International Music Festival in Macau, China, and many more. Her film and television credits include The Blacklist (NBC), A Stand Up Guy (Orchard), and State of Affairs (NBC).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that The Muny announced today 25 principal cast members for the first season of its second century. Complete company casting will be announced throughout April and May. The 101st season opens on a brand new, state-of-the-art stage with Muny favorite Guys and Dolls followed by the U.S. regional premiere of Kinky Boots. The season continues with 1776, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Footloose and a newly-reimagined Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon. Season 101 closes with the highly-anticipated Muny debut of Roald Dahl's Matilda.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces casting for the second production of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Cabaret," the Tony-Award-winning musical centering around a German nightclub against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise to power.  The cast will be led by Olivier Award-winner Laura Michelle Kelly (Broadway's "Mary Poppins," "Finding Neverland") as Sally Bowles and Tony Award-nominee Forrest McClendon ("The Scottsboro Boys") as the Emcee.