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GRAMMYS 2019: Meet This Year's Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 8, 2019

The Grammy Awards, airing this Sunday, February 10th, at 8pm, have recognized five exceptional musical theatre cast albums as worthy of inclusion in their annual celebration of the year's best music. They range from original Broadway cast recordings to revival cast recordings to live concert recordings--and they all feature impressive vocal work from some of the theatre world's biggest and brightest stars. Let's meet the nominees. (more...)

Steps Beyond Foundation Hosts First Artist Talk of 2019 with Key Broadway Creative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm which connects artists and community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, invites four musical theater visionaries to discuss The Creative Process Unraveled: Creating a New Musical, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Steps Studio Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (more...)

Gallery Players Charm with ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Gallery Players' comic and progressive retelling of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA will make you rethink your expectations of fairy tales. Opening on Friday, February 22, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, is the story of the brave and strong Princess Winnifred who comes to the rescue of a kingdom in need of a new outlook on love, leadership, and life. Filled with hummable tunes, raucous comedy, fabulous dance numbers, and a happily-ever-after, this musical will appeal to audiences both young and old. (more...)

Broadway And Television Performers To Join Producer, Peter William Dunn, For Birthday Celebration Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Producer Peter Dunn (So You Think You Can Belt, TRL: Total Request Live, GAYS: The Series) is coming out from behind the scenes and hitting the stage for a one- night- only performance of Thank You, Next - a late night with Peter William Dunn' at The West End Lounge, on Saturday February 10th at 8 PM. The night will be raising money for The Trevor Project, a non profit organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among LGBT. The evening will feature a variety of tribute performances by artists from across the entertainment spectrum, with music ranging from show tunes to pop mashups from standards to new arrangements and original music-all in honor of Dunn's upcoming birthday. (more...)

VIDEO: Asolo Repertory to Present New Ahrens & Flaherty Musical KNOXVILLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2019

Asolo Repertory Theatre will proudly present the world premiere of KNOXVILLE in spring 2020. This moving and innovative musical will feature lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty and will be adapted and directed by Frank Galati, reuniting the dynamic Tony Award-winning creative team behind Ragtime, one of the most beloved musicals of all time. KNOXVILLE is based on James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel A Death in the Family and based, in part, on the play All The Way Home by Tad Mosel.   (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Star Hailey Kilgore Shines In Her Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Amy Oestreicher - Feb 6, 2019

Having made her Broadway debut in 2017 as Ti Moune in Once on This Island, the audience cheered Hailey Kilgore as she ran onstage at Feinstein's/54 Below in a green, flowing dress for her opening number, 'The Wizard and I,' announcing in song this is what she's 'waited for since birth!' Making her solo debut on Jan. 30, her enthusiasm was infectious, her voice shimmered through each sustained note, and even those who knew her seemed surprised at the volume and strength that carried each song. (more...)

Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Gets Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) and Yellow Sound Label announce the release of the original cast recording of Kristen Childs' rowdy, wild, and hilarious Bella: An American Tall Tale. Hard copies of the album, produced by Michael Croiter, can be purchased at and beginning February 22, when it will also become available digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Apple Music. Pre-orders are available now via iTunes. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Megan Hilty, and More Go To Utah For Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Utah's Governor Gary R. Herbert held a press conference last week to announce not-to-miss musical headliners, performances that will be a part of the Spike 150 celebration of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, including events starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Megan Hilty and Ali Ewoldt. (more...)

Toronto Musical Concerts Presents PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

On Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 7:30pm, Toronto Musical Concerts (TMC) presents a professional staged reading of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE In Concert at the Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre - 750 Spadina Ave). (more...)

Hailey Kilgore Will Return to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Following her sold out performance on January 30th, Hailey Kilgore will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a special encore show! Featuring a wide range of songs that have inspired and shaped her meteoric career. The evening will be produced by Yael Silver, with Musical Direction by Ted Arthur. (more...)

Theater In Asylum Presents Alice Pencavel's TOTALLY WHOLESOME FOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The New York-based theater company, Theater in Asylum (TIA), will present six performances of Alice Pencavel's Totally Wholesome Foods at Episcopal Actors' Guild in New York City. (more...)

Ken Davenport Eager to Bring Harry Belafonte Story to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Producer Ken Davenport (Once on This Island, Spring Awakening) has obtained the Broadway stage rights to the life story of the great American singer, songwriter, actor and activist, Harry Belafonte. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 23, 2019
by - Feb 23, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/22: Shoshana Bean in WAITRESS, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 22, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld, and Happy Friday! Finish off your week right by catching up on the latest Broadway news before you kick back for the weekend! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 22, 2019
by - Feb 22, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Children's Playhouse Of Maryland Presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Children's Playhouse of MD (CPM), in residence at CCBC Essex, proudly presents Once on This Island, Jr. The show is based on the novel, "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy. This production features 41 student actors from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County. (more...)

Next Week at Feinstein's 54 Below: Joanna Gleason, Bonnie Milligan, Tovah Feldshuh and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 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. (more...)

Alex Newell and Skylar Astin to Star in NBC's Newest Musical Dramedy, ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Skylar Astin and Alex Newell are set to star opposite Jane Levy in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, according to Deadline. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 21, 2019
by - Feb 21, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Virginia Stage Company and Norfolk State University Theatre Company Present Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's first novel comes to life at the Wells Theatre. The Bluest Eye, directed by Khanisha Foster, follows the story of young Pecola in 1940's Ohio who is pregnant at her father's hands. She is taken in by a loving family and cared for by brilliant and kind sisters, Frieda and Claudia. The character-driven play, both poetic and daringly funny, illuminates the destructive powers of racism and class dynamics while exploring the power of community through exquisite storytelling. The Bluest Eye is produced in collaboration with Norfolk State University Theatre Company. (more...)

Ken Davenport, Sierra Boggess and More to Appear at PROMOTE U! Conference
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport (Once on This Island) has announced a new industry conference for theatre professionals called Promote U! The Marketing and Productivity Conference for Theatre Makers, which will be held on Friday, May 17th at Signature Theatre's The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 19, 2019
by - Feb 19, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Maynard Eziashi, Mohammed Mansaray, and More Will Lead the UK Tour of BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Fuel have today announced the cast for the UK tour of Inua Ellams' critically acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles which returns by popular demand. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 18, 2019
by - Feb 18, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Laurissa Romain Releases Music Video for 'Black Girl Magic'
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Laurissa 'Lala' Romain's newest music video is for her single 'Black Girl Magic,' which features Once on This Island's Juliet Benn and Kenita Miller. The video was directed by Sea McHale, Shot by Zach Grullon, Produced by Laurissa 'Lala' Romain & Sea McHale, Edited by Laurissa 'Lala' Romain, (more...)

Storm Lever, Phoenix Best and More Celebrate Black History Month At BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway cast twice monthly. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.   (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Comes Alive in Immersive Production at Theater West End in Sanford, FL
by Aaron Wallace - Feb 17, 2019

At Theater West End, you've entered the world of WEST SIDE STORY before even taking your seat. Getting there requires walking across the blue-collar, gang-ridden streets of 1950s New York in the Upper West Side. There's graffiti on the floor beneath you and the walls all around. T-shirts hang out to dry on clotheslines over your head. There's a basketball goal on the cage-wire fence the band sits behind. You might even be seated next to a fire hydrant or a traffic cone. It takes a moment to remember that this same space was home to Madison County's bridges just a couple months ago... (more...)

MTD Presents RAGTIME The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

Music Theatre of Denton is bringing RAGTIME the Musical to Campus Theatre as our first production of the 2019 Season, weekends of February 22 and March 1. We are extending an opportunity for you to review us for publication for either our Friday or Saturday evening, or Sunday matinee performances. To reserve your comp ticket please email and include your selected date; we will respond back with ticket confirmation. (more...)

VIDEO: The Early Night Show With Joshua Turchin Releases "Seasons Of Love" Cover
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019


Creative Teams Confirmed For Goodspeed Musicals Five Show Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to helm the five exciting productions planned this season: an All-American classic, a heart-warming musical tale, an electric dance-filled tuner, an extraordinary true story, and an inspirational journey that's sure to inspire. Single tickets for all five shows set for Goodspeed's 2019 season go on public sale this Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m.. (more...)

George Abud & Katrina Lenk, Laura Osnes, and More Head Up Birdland in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts (more...)

Cast And Creatives Announced for LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson. The Globe's own Barry Edelstein directs, with choreography by Ann Yee. Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. (more...)

They're So in Love! Meet the Cast of KISS ME, KATE- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

CSC Adds Performances To The Run Of William Wharton's BIRDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) has added three performances to its highly anticipated upcoming production of Birdy, adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton, and directed by Steven Maler. The production now runs February 27 through March 17 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley. (more...)

Lillias White Returns to The Green Room 42 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will celebrate its second birthday with the return of Tony Award winner Lillias Whitewith a Valentine's Day show tonight, Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 PM. White opened the room on Valentine's Day in 2017 and returned last year for the club's special first anniversary. With music direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. (The Color Purple and Once on This Island) and direction by Will Nunziata (Our Guy, Cy and Kander & Ebb's The Act), the evening will explore the power of self-love through soul, sass, and song. Tunes include those written by Smokey Robinson, Cy Coleman, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, William Finn, Hoagy Carmichael, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens, and more. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Announces Recipients of 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Julia Gytri & Avi Amon (book, music and lyrics), Emily Gardner Xu Hall (book, music and lyrics), Andy Roninson (music and lyrics), and Ben Wexler (music and lyrics). Four prestigious grants of $10,000 each, as well as additional support in the form of residencies, concerts, and recording grants, totaling over $50,000, will be presented on Monday, March 19, 2018 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

Riant Theatre To Present Pioneer Of The Arts Awards To CHOIR BOY's Camille A. Brown & JITNEY's Jerome Preston Bates
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The Riant Theatre will be presenting THE PIONEER OF THE ARTS AWARDS to CAMILLE A. BROWN, Choreographer of Once on This Island and CHOIR BOY on Broadway and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - LIVE on NBC with John Legend and to JEROME PRESTON BATES, Actor, JITNEY, STICK FLY & AMERICAN SON on Broadway, on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Mansion/Museum, Margo Feiden Galleries LTD, 15 East 9th St, NYC. (more...)

Transport Group Gala To Feature LaChanze, Mary Testa, Betsy Wolfe, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Transport Group has announced that its annual A Toast to the Artist gala will honor Tony Award-winning orchestrator Michael Starboin and composer Carmel Dean with the Transporting American Theatre Award. The evening takes place Monday, March 11 at 6:30pm at The Current, Pier 59 @ Chelsea Piers, and includes a cocktail party, seated dinner, performances, dessert reception, and silent and live auctions. The Transporting American Theatre Award recognizes significant contributions to the American Theatre. Past recipients of the Transporting American Theatre Award include Dick Scanlan, Mary- Mitchell Campbell, Michael John LaChiusa, Gretchen Shugart, Barbara Whitman, Beth Williams, Sue Frost, Christian Borle, Paul Huntley, Douglas Carter Beane, Lewis Flinn, A.R. Gurney, Liz Smith, Barbara Frietag, Terrence McNally, and Joe Mantello among others. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at (more...)

Marc Viscardi Named Senior Vice President of Marketing and Publicity at Bond Theatrical Group; Mollie Mann Joins as Principal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Co-Founders and Principals Temah Higgins and DJ Martin of Bond Theatrical Group, a fully independent booking, marketing and publicity company for live entertainment, announced today that industry veteran Mollie Mann has joined the organization as a Principal. Mollie brings with her 20 years of experience in the commercial theatre industry and will be developing sales and booking strategies for both new and established touring productions. Having booked tours into nearly every market in the country, she'll augment the company's mission of building a fully integrated touring model that aligns booking and marketing efforts from the early stages of tour planning and throughout the entirety of a tour's lifecycle. (more...)

Marcus Stevens and Oran Eldor's Original London Cast Recording of MYTHIC Will Get February Release
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Broadway Records today announced that Mythic (Original London Recording) is now available digitally, and in stores on Friday, February 22, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at and, and can now be found on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

Video: First Look At SEUSSICAL! At The Marriott Theatre Opening This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The fantastical, magical musical smash hit Seussical comes to life at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, running February 8 through March 31, 2019 with a press opening on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (the Tony Award-winning team behind the acclaimed musicals Ragtime and Once on This Island), the whimsical production is based on more than 14 beloved stories by children's author Dr. Seuss. Seussical is directed and choreographed by William Carlos Angulo, with musical direction by Patti Garwood. (more...)

Spotlight Youth Theatre Presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Spotlight Youth Theatre, a Staten Island theatre and production company, is introducing the musical production, Once on This Island Jr. This is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, written by the Tony-winning Broadway musical writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty. (more...)

Wheelhouse Theater To Present Aaron Posner's LIFE SUCKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Fresh off the heels of their critically acclaimed revival of Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members, Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise, has announced that it will present the New York Premiere of Aaron Posner's Life Sucks., March 22nd through April 20th at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street). The cast features Jeff Biehl, Nadia Bowers, Kimberly Chatterjee, Barbara Kingsley, Stacey Linnertz, Austin Pendleton, and Michael Schantz. Wheelhouse's Jeff Wise directs the production, which will have its official opening night on March 27th at 7:00PM.  (more...)

SEUSSICAL Opens At The Marriott Theatre This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The fantastical, magical musical smash hit Seussical comes to life at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, running February 8 through March 31, 2019 with a press opening on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (the Tony Award-winning team behind the acclaimed musicals Ragtime and Once on This Island), the whimsical production is based on more than 14 beloved stories by children's author Dr. Seuss. Seussical is directed and choreographed by William Carlos Angulo, with musical direction by Patti Garwood. (more...)

TheatreWorks Announces 50th Season: World Premiere Musical, More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts last night to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Executive Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley reveal the lineup for the company's 50th season, which launches this summer. Kelley's 50th and final season as Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley includes triumphant returns of TheatreWorks favorites, bold premieres developed at the company's annual New Works Festival, and celebrated works from the nation's leading playwrights. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin McAllister
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 11, 2019

Today's subject, Kevin McAllister, always has dynamic stage presence no matter the production. Currently he is living his theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre singing the Ken Page track in Ain't Misbehavin'. The production runs through March 10th in Signature Theatre's MAX space. (more...)

Off-Broadway Space, Davenport Theatre, Closes Its Doors for Good
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Davenport Theatre (354 W 45th St.) has closed to doors for good. Davenport Theatrical Enterprises acquired the Davenport Theatre in 2014, converting a firehouse to a 127-seat main stage theatre and 99-seat loft space. Ken Davenport writes in a recent blog post: (more...)

Asa Somers, Jonalyn Saxer, Harley Jay Cast In Staged Reading Of BRADY BUNCH Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Casting is now complete for A New York City staged reading of A Very Brady Musical, a new musical based on the iconic 1970's television show The Brady Bunch, which will be directed by multiple Ovation Award winner Richard Israel. (more...)

Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino Win Big at the 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS - Full Winners List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

Music's Biggest Night - the GRAMMYs - is here! Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.  (more...)

Knockout Cast Announced For ROCKY: THE MUSICAL In Ontario
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Drayton Entertainment announces casting for Rocky: The Musical. This adrenaline-fueled musical based on Sylvester Stallone's Academy© Award-winning film will launch the 2019 Season at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. The production will run for four weeks from March 6 to March 31. (more...)

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