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Jason Robert Brown, Ar'iel Statchel, and More Broadway Stars to Appear in Concert with BROADWAY FIGHTS BACK WITH MARCH FOR OUR LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

The New York theatre community is collaborating with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors and activists fromMarch For Our Lives to present a one-night only concert event: Broadway Fights Back with March For Our Lives. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/7/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/7/2018. (more...)

Tickets for Broadway's Hottest Shows for the Bidding at Auction Benefiting the Humane Society of New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Tickets to Hamilton, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Band's Visit, American Son and other hot Broadway shows, hit television shows,  private elegant dinners prepared by celebrity chefs,  and exclusive visits to NYC landmarks are just a click away, with an online bid at Humane Society of New York/Bidding for Good  benefiting the  Humane Society of New York. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 8th - KING KONG and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Top Growth!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Oct 8, 2018

The top growing current Broadway musicals were King Kong (8.67%), Mean Girls (3.83%), Once On This Island (3.60%), Head Over Heels (2.04%) and Pretty Woman (0.97%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Play That Goes Wrong (0.43%), 2nd Stage (0.21%), The Nap (0.20%), Cursed Child (0.19%) and BernhardtHamlet (0.14%). The top growing upcoming Broadway productions were The Lifespan of a Fact (259.30%), American Son (30.57%), To Kill A Mockingbird (15.70%), The Ferryman (14.20%) and Tootsie The Musical (11.82%). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Elsie Fest 2018 with Darren Criss, Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry and More!
by Monroe George - Oct 8, 2018

Central Park was the place to be yesterday, as theatre fans from all over gathered to celebrate the fourth annual Elsie Fest! Elsie Fest is a one-day outdoor music festival that celebrates the stars and songs from the stage and screen, giving festival goers a unique experience to their favorite musicals. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: October 8-14, 2018
by BWW Special - Oct 8, 2018

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for October 8-14, 2018. (more...)

Ada Bricktop Smith Is Coming Back To Her Roots In The World Premiere Of BRICKTOP At GVT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Gabrielle Lee will play Bricktop in Greenbrier Valley Theatre's World Premiere of Ada 'Bricktop' Smith -Legend of the Jazz Age, a one-woman play with music that celebrates and chronicles the life of Ada 'Bricktop' Smith; written by Cathey Sawyer and musical direction by Kermit Medsker. Born in Alderson, West Virginia, Bricktop a singer and dancer, rose to fame as a nightclub owner during the Jazz Age. She opened Chez Bricktop's in Paris in 1926, and eventually became the darling of Paris nightlife and nicknamed the 'Doyenne of Cafe Society.' (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Announces Casting For THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Greenway Arts Alliance (Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, Co-Founders and Co-Artistic Directors) announced the cast and creative team for the THE COLOR PURPLE, which will play at the Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles). Performances run from November 9 through December 9 with the official press opening on Saturday, November 10. The Tony Award-winning musical features a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. Directing and choreographing the cast of 15 is NAACP Theater Award-winner Jeffrey Polk (Smokey Joe's Cafe). (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: October 4, 2018
by BWW Special - Oct 4, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

WAITRESS International Premiere Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group has announced the full cast of the international premiere of the Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS. The show, which continues to run on Broadway and will open in London's West End next year, features music and lyrics from six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, and will open on November 9, 2018, at the Carols P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Manila. (more...)

TheatreWorks to Enchant During the Holidays with TUCK EVERLASTING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings an enchanted bestseller to life for the holidays with the regional premiere of Tuck Everlasting. Set in the 1890s, free-spirited Winnie Foster searches for adventure, finding the Tucks, a close-knit family that has discovered the secret to everlasting life. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: ANASTASIA tiene su Premiere Europea en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 3, 2018

Esta noche el Teatro Coliseum de Madrid acogerá el estreno europeo de ANASTASIA. Disfruta de las imágenes de escena de Javier Naval. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Alice Ripley, and More to Perform at ROCKERS ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Path Fund Inc. is pleased to announce the initial list of performers that will appear at the 25th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY will honor legendary Rock & Roll drummer from Bad Company and Free, SIMON KIRKE, and two-time TONY Award winner for Fun Home, Assassins - MICHAEL CERVERIS. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now For An All New Broadway Supports LIHSA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

September 24, 2018 - Tony and Drama Desk Award winners and nominees, along with Broadway's fastest rising stars, will be performing musical numbers during an all new production of Broadway Supports LIHSA (Long Island High School for the Arts). (more...)

Wake Up With BWW October 3: MEAN GIRLS Day, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 3, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Today is Mean Girls day, and more! (more...)

PETER PAN Takes Flight At JPAS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Take a trip to Neverland with the cast of Peter Pan!  Broadway's timeless classic musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Salonga Sings 'I'll Never Love Again' From A STAR IS BORN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 20, 2018

Lea Salonga wowed the crowd at her 40th Anniversary Concert this week! Take a look at her powerful performance on CNN Philippines! (more...)

A.R.T Announces October/November OBERON Programming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

American Repertory Theater at Harvard University (A.R.T.) announces October and November 2018 programming at OBERON, its club-style theater space for cutting-edge performance and thriving incubator for local and emerging artists. Upcoming events include A.R.T.'s Live @ OBERON and Afterglow @ OBERON series, as well as independently-produced events. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 2, 2018
by - Oct 2, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The 5th Announces 4 Inaugural First Draft Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre proudly announces that four writing teams representing womxn, gender non-conforming and non-binary voices have been selected to receive a First Draft Commission (a commission that will support writers solely through the development of the first draft of their script) following the inaugural First Draft: Raise Your Voice Story Summit. The commissioned teams will have one year to complete a first draft of their script with the support of The 5th Avenue Theatre. At the end of the cycle, The 5th will produce a one-week reading with a final presentation in New York City, giving the commissioned teams the opportunity to showcase their work to national industry leaders. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Salonga Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Sold Out Hometown Solo Show!
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2018

Lea Salonga wowed the crowd at her 40th Anniversary Concert this week! Take a look at her powerful performance on CNN Philippines! (more...)

Lorna Luft, Peter LaPrade, Ann Hampton Callaway, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

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 www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BC/EFA Begins Fall Fundraising Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Cast members from Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows across the country will fill their theatre lobbies, with Broadway Cares' signature red buckets in tow, to begin six weeks of fundraising tonight, Friday, October 19, 2019, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: October 18, 2018
by BWW Special - Oct 18, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Songwriter Showcase, Midday Cabarets And Final Casting Announced For National Alliance For Musical Theatre's 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce final casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS along with The Songwriters Showcase and Midday Cabarets. The FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Festival events kick off on Monday, October 22 with Thank You, 30! a gala event to celebrate the 30th Annual Festival. (more...)

SUMMER Cast Album to Be Released on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

The SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical - Original Cast Recording Album will be available as a limited edition, double album vinyl record from Republic Records beginning Friday, October 26 at Barnes & Noble retail and online (more...)

Breaking: Recording Artist Cody Simpson Will Make Broadway Debut in ANASTASIA This November!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

The producers of ANASTASIA have just announced that Cody Simpson will join the Broadway company as leading man 'Dmitry' beginning November 29, 2018. Original company member Zach Adkins will play his final performance on Sunday, November 25. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

It has been announced that pop star Cody Simpson will join the Broadway company as leading man "Dmitry" beginning November 29, 2018.  Original company member Zach Adkins will play his final performance on Sunday, November 25. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/14/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/14/2018. (more...)

Taylor Iman Jones Joins NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Following a sold-out performance in 2017, The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Concert returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, for a three-night engagement on Friday, October 26th; Wednesday, October 31; and Thursday, December 13, 2018. (more...)

Lea Salonga Will Embark On The Human Heart Tour In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Lea Salonga is going back on tour! The singer, actress and Broadway icon has announced the Lea Salonga: The Human Heart Tour. Check out a full list of tour dates below! (more...)

Wheelhouse Theater Company's Presents Limited Engagement Of HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Wheelhouse Theater Company's special return engagement of Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced play HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE begins performances this week on, Thursday, October 18th at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. The New York Times Critics' Pick production, which garnered unanimous rave reviews this past Spring at the Gene Frankel Theatre, takes a searing look at toxic masculinity, gun violence, the relationship between men and women and cultural change. Jeffrey Wise directs the production that will run through Thursday, November 29th. The official opening is set for Tuesday, October 23rd.  For more information, visit http://www.wheelhousetheater.org (more...)

Tony-Winning Designer Clint Ramos to Lead Fordham's Design and Production Major
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Decorated designer Clint Ramos, currently represented on Broadway by Once On This Island, has just joined the staff at Fordham University heading up their Design and Production track.  (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 15th - KING KONG and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Are Top Growing Shows
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Oct 15, 2018

The top growing current Broadway musicals were King Kong (+5.98%), Once On This Island (+3.24%), Head Over Heels (+2.47%), Pretty Woman (+1.14%) and Mean Girls (+1.09%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Play That Goes Wrong (+0.45%), 2nd Stage (+0.36%), The Nap (+0.27%), BernhardtHamlet (+0.20%) and Cursed Child (+0.13%). The top growing upcoming Broadway productions were Torch Song (+27.83%), BeetleJuice (+11.69%), Tootsie The Musical (+9.15%), The Ferryman (+8.61%) and To Kill A Mockingbird (+6.07%). (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Lindsay Mendez and More Lead the Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

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. (more...)

BWW Review: The Night and the Music Belong to Clooney, Cook, and Wilson on Night Two of the 29th New York Cabaret Convention
by Troy Frisby - Oct 12, 2018

If necessity is the mother of invention, that scrappy lineage certainly continued with Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, and Julie Wilson. (more...)

New Musical FAT KID RULES THE WORLD to Have Developmental Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Fat Kid Rules The World, (www.FatKidRulesTheMusical.com) a new musical with book and lyrics by Jay Falzone (Cooking With the Calamari Sisters), music and additional lyrics by Matt Gumley (Elf) and additional music by Evan Jay Newman (American Idiot International tour Musical Director), will be performed at invitation-only developmental presentation on Monday, October 29 at 7pm, Tuesday, October 30 at 11am and 3pm and Wednesday, October 31 at 11am at the Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 W. 46th Street, 3rd Floor). Based on the novel by K.L Going, Fat Kid Rules The World is directed by Marc Eardley (Really Bad Things)and executive produced by Dancing Play Productions. (more...)

Is Tituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Headed For Broadway?
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 12, 2018

Last year, Tituss Burgess revealed that he is working on a musical adaptation of The Preacher's Wife, based on the blockbuster film of the same name, starring Whitney Houston. The musical held a reading shortly thereafter. (more...)

Amber Sauer To Headline At The Smith Center Thanksgiving Weekend In 3 DIVAAS, 16 GRAMMYS, 1 VOICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

With A Star-Studded Tribute to Celine Dion, Whitney Houston & Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and Shania Twain's voices shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all believed in LOVE. Now, is your opportunity to experience it LIVE with your loved one as Broadway in the H.O.O.D brings '3 Divas, 16 Grammy's, 1 Voice;' staring Amber Sauer, contestant on Season 14 of The Voice as a part of Kelly Clarkson's, November 23 - 24, 2018, in Myron's Cabaret Jazz Theatre at The Smith Center for The Performing Arts! (more...)

Michael Longoria Will Release Christmas Album 'Merry Christmas Darling'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Broadway Records today announced that Michael Longoria: Merry Christmas Darling will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 9, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: October 11, 2018
by BWW Special - Oct 11, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Itamar Moses, Duncan Sheik, and More to Speak at Producer's Perspective Super Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport (Once On This Island) has announced complete speaker lineup for the 2nd annual Producer's Perspective Super Conference on November 10th and 11th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Russia Has a New Dowager! First Look at Judy Kaye in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye returned to Broadway to play the 'Dowager Empress' in the hit Broadway musical Anastasia on September 28, 2018. Check out a first look at Kaye in action below! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present THE ALGONQUIN KID In One-Night Only Special Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50thseason, will present The Algonquin Kid, a musical revue about growing up in the Algonquin Hotel, written by Michael Colby. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC at Olney Theatre Center - It was an Enchanting Afternoon
by Charles Shubow - Oct 1, 2018

Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical if given a memorable presentation. (more...)

VIDEO: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast Unplugs for 'The Human Heart' Performance
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2018

The company of the Tony-winning revival of Once On This Island took to the Circle in the Square stage recently to perform an unplugged version of 'The Human Heart,' led by Darlesia Cearcy. Watch the full song below! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/30/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/30/2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/1
by - Oct 1, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 9302018. (more...)

VIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Market
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2018

Broadway's most sensational onstage and offstage stars, passionate fans, avid collectors and animated bidders celebrated the biggest day for Broadway fans on Sunday, September 30, 2018, as the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $906,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

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