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Winter Garden Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
1634 Broadway (At W. 50th St.)

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Spanning 150 years, Pacific Overtures tells the story of Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in the "Floating Kingdom" of Nippon in 1853. The show chronicles the influence America had upon Japan, detailing and dramatizing the westernization of Japanese culture.


BWW Interview: SOFT POWER's Francis Jue On Representing David Henry Hwang & Fellow Asian-Americans
by Gil Kaan - May 9, 2018

SOFT POWER, the first collective creation of Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, will world premiere at the Ahmanson under the auspices of Center Theatre Group, in association with East West Players and the Curran, opening May 16, 2018. We had the wonderful opportunity to chat with a frequent collaborator of both David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, actor/singer Francis Jue who portrays DHH in SOFT POWER. (more...)

Australian Premiere Of The Broadway Hit BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL! Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

From the Tony Award winning minds of Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), comes a hilarious, high-energy spectacle. David Venn, in association with Stage Masters, presents the Australian professional premiere of BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL. (more...)

CURSED CHILD & SPONGEBOB Leads Outer Critics Circle Award Winners - Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2017-18 season in 27 categories. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For ASPECTS OF LOVE At Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

An exciting cast and creative team has been announced for the hotly-anticipated, intimate revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic classic Aspects of Love, which opens at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester in July. (more...)

Attend the Tale! Theater UnCorked Launches With SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Theater UnCorked - Boston's newest small theater company - will present its debut production of Sweeney Todd in Concert - A Pop-Up Musical on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at First Church in Cambridge (11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA) at 7:30 pm. Attend the dark tale of love, murder and revenge for one performance only! Tickets for Sweeney Todd in Concert - A Pop-Up Musical are $30 and $40 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstage.com/THEATERUNCORKED. (more...)

Fabulist Theatre Presents A World Premiere Stage Reading Of HEARTS AND STONES
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2018

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BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Season Extended in Melbourne!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Australian professional premiere season of the Broadway hit BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL has been extended. Stage Masters is thrilled to announce three additional shows: 7.30pm Friday 22 June, 2.00pm and 7.30pm Saturday 23 June. (more...)

Breaking: Glenda Jackson, CURSED CHILD, THE BAND'S VISIT & More Win at the 2018 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2018 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by Tony® Award winners Harriet Harris, Julie White and Tony® Award nominee Christopher Sieber at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online right here at BroadwayWorld.com. (more...)

EUGENE O'NEILL'S THE ICEMAN COMETH's Dan Moses Schreier Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Dan Moses Schreier has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play for EUGENE O'NEILL'S THE ICEMAN COMETH. (more...)

Roundabout & Fiasco Theatre Will Present MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Off-Broadway in 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced a new collaboration with Roundabout's Company in Residence: Fiasco Theater. Roundabout will present Fiasco's new production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG featuring a book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Merrily We Roll Along is based on and with additional material from the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. (more...)

BWW Review: Brechtian Affection - EVITA at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
by Clement Lee - May 15, 2018

Hal Prince really loves Brecht. This is my first initial reaction after seeing EVITA, the revival of Mr Prince's original West End and Broadway production of the musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, now running in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Acamedy of Performing Arts for its international tour with a brand new cast (more...)

PlayCo: Toshiki Okada's TIME'S JOURNEY THROUGH A ROOM Opens 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

???????The U.S. Premiere of Toshiki Okada's Time's Journey Through a Room opens this Sunday, May 20, at the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres. Presented by The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert G. Bradshaw, Time's Journey Through a Room is PlayCo's third collaboration with Okada, translator Aya Ogawa and director Dan Rothenberg. This haunting play, set in Japan after the Fukushima disaster, stars the Japanese-born, New York based performers Yuki Kawahisa (Honoka), Maho Honda (Arisa) and Kensaku Shinohara (Kazuki). The play is both an intimate examination of how we move forward from life-altering events, and a study of how we experience time, asking whether we can ever be alive to the present moment.  (more...)

Mitch Sebastian Returns To The Bridewell For Q&A At Sedos' Production Of PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Director, choreographer, writer and performer Mitch Sebastian returns to the Bridewell Theatre this Thursday (17 May 2018), 20 years after he directed Pippin at the venue, to see a new production of the show and answer the audience's questions. (more...)

BWW Review: VIETGONE at Studio Theatre - It's like a Magic Carpet Ride!!
by Charles Shubow - May 10, 2018

A musical/play about Vietnamese refugees you will always remember. (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE MUSICAL's Kelvin Moon Loh
by Broadwaysted - May 10, 2018

This week we have 'No Control' over our excitement because we're hanging out and sharing some drinks and laughs with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical's Kelvin Moon Loh! We're pouring out Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey while Kelvin dishes about his trip to the Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery, how 'Love' made him actually love The Light in the Piazza, and how he coped with Rent 'Selections CD' Shade in high school. (more...)

Toshiki Okada's TIME'S JOURNEY THROUGH A ROOM Enters Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert G. Bradshaw, today announces the complete cast for Toshiki Okada's Time's Journey Through a Room, marking PlayCo's third collaboration with Okada, translator Aya Ogawa, and director Dan Rothenberg, May 10 - June 10, 2018. This haunting play, set in post-Fukushima Japan, will star three Japanese born performers, all of whom are now based in New York: Yuki Kawahisa (Honoka), Maho Honda (Arisa) and Kensaku Shinohara (Kazuki). The play is both an intimate examination of how we move forward from life-altering events, and a study of how we experience time, asking whether we can ever be alive to the present moment.  (more...)

Who Won Big at the Drama Desk Awards? Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2018

The time has come for the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, June 3 (8:00 PM) at The Town Hall in Manhattan. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Comes to San Francisco Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) announced casting for the final show of its 2017-18 Mainstage Season--Sunday in the Park with George, the quintessential Stephen Sondheim musical about the art of creation and the creation of art. Bill English will direct the 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical. (more...)

Odyssey Revives SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Dan Fishbach (last season's award-winning Jacques Brel Is Alive and Living in Paris) returns to the Odyssey Theatre to direct a revival of Side by Side by Sondheim, set to run July 21 through Sept. 16 at the Odyssey's venue in West L.A. (more...)

Broadway Goes Prehistoric! How Many of These Stage Stars Did You Spot in JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM?
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 23, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has hit cinemas across the United States yesterday, June 22, 2018. The Broadway League put together a list of all of the Broadway stars that can be spotted in the film. Be sure to look out for them if you see the movie! (more...)

TheatreWorks Unveils New Works Fest Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Lovers of new theatre will gather this August for an advance look at tomorrow's hits at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2018 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. This unique festival offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, and hear about the creative process in a "Meet the Artists" panel discussion. With multiple performances of each work, playwrights and composers are able to rewrite scenes, add or delete songs, revise and refine, allowing audiences to return and watch the exciting evolution of brand new pieces of American theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For ASPECTS OF LOVE at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

First look images from the rehearsal rooms of Hope Mill Theatre's forthcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love have been released. (more...)

Surgent Theatre Announces Production Of Steven Dietz's LONELY PLANET To Open At Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Surgent Theatre today announces their production of Steven Dietz's Lonely Planet to open at Trafalgar Studio 2 in the run up to London's iconic Pride parade. The play originally premiered in the US at the Northlight Theatre, Illinois in 1993 and this production made its UK premiere at the Tabard Theatre last year. Ian Brown returns to direct Alexander McMorran (Jody) and Aaron Vodovoz (Carl) for this strictly limited run; opening on 14 June, with previews from 12 June and running until 7 July. (more...)

Surgent Theatre Announces Production Of Steven Dietz's LONELY PLANET To Open At Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Surgent Theatre today announces their production of Steven Dietz's Lonely Planet to open at Trafalgar Studio 2 in the run up to London's iconic Pride parade. The play originally premiered in the US at the Northlight Theatre, Illinois in 1993 and this production made its UK premiere at the Tabard Theatre last year. Ian Brown returns to direct Alexander McMorran (Jody) and Aaron Vodovoz (Carl) for this strictly limited run; opening on 14 June, with previews from 12 June and running until 7 July. (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 9, 2018
by - Jul 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Francis Jue becomes David Henry Hwang (sort of) in SOFT POWER, the fabulous fantasy at the Curran
by Robert Sokol - Jul 7, 2018

San Francisco native Francis Jue (M. Butterfly and Pacific Overtures on Broadway) reflects on becoming an actor, being an Asian-American actor, and the intersection of THE KING AND I and SOFT POWER, the new 'play in a musical' by David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

BWW Review: Anika Noni Rose is Captivating , But John Doyle Heavily Edits Oscar Hammerstein's CARMEN JONES
by Michael Dale - Jul 7, 2018

This is not shaping up to be a good year for Oscar Hammerstein II, American musical theatre's most important writer, who spent the first half of the 20th Century not only making significant strides to convert the genre from loosely assembled entertainments into respected and influential pieces of dramatic art, but was also a leading voice in promoting progressive values through his books and lyrics for such musicals as SHOW BOAT, SOUTH PACIFIC and THE KING AND I. (more...)

Casting Announced For UK Tour Of KINKY BOOTS At Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome has announced casting for the upcoming UK tour of Kinky Boots . Kayi Ushe will play the role of Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For KINKY BOOTS In Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

KINKY BOOTS, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming UK tour which visits Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 16 - 27 October 2018. Award-winning Callum Francis will play Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For ASPECTS OF LOVE At Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

An exciting cast and creative team has been announced for the hotly-anticipated, intimate revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic classic Aspects of Love, which opens at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester in July. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's ASPECTS OF LOVE Must Close 9 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

As temperatures soar outside, things are also hotting up inside Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre as audiences enjoy sizzling performances on stage courtesy of the sultry new 5 star production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic Aspects of Love - one of the hottest tickets in town. (more...)

TheatreWorks Will Take on FUN HOME in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2018/ 2019 season with Fun Home, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Based on the blazingly honest graphic novel of MacArthur Genius Award winner Alison Bechdel, Fun Home explores Alison's loving, yet dysfunctional upbringing. (more...)

BWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM - A Tasty Feast for Sondheim Aficionados
by Gil Kaan - Jul 23, 2018

Director Dan Fishbach returns to the Odyssey Theatre, following up his smartly-directed JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS from last season, with his equally smartly-directed SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM. Strong vocals notwithstanding, Fishbach has managed to also feature the comedic underlyings of this Sondheim revue, resulting in laughs at the most delicious of moments. (more...)

VIDEO: Inside ASPECTS OF LOVE at Hope Mill Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2018

Get a first look at the new trailer for the critically-acclaimed new production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Aspects of Love, at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester which runs for 3 more weeks. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Los Angeles (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. Director Milissa Carey, music director William Liberatore, and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family. The Sound of Music will play July 19- August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20) at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360.     (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rob Berman
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2018

Today's subject Rob Berman is currently living his Theatre Life as the Musical Director for the world premiere of Dave at Arena Stage. The production, based on the 1993 film and directed by Tina Landau, runs through August 19th in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theatre space. (more...)

Matt Doyle and Katie Rose Clarke to Lead The Old Globe's THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The Old Globe today announced casting as its 2018-2019 Season kicks off with the world premiere of The Heart of Rock & Roll, inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. (more...)

ALADDIN's Telly Leung Visits Center Stage Theatre in Connecticut This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Center Stage Theatre recently announced a new performance series for their education students called Broadway at Center Stage. The event brings Broadway stars to Shelton to talk about their experiences growing up in the theater, their personal journeys to Broadway, and their best advice for being successful in the world of professional theater. The evening is capped off with a Q&A, a performance, and a meet and greet with the audience. (more...)

The Micro-Musical Theatre Show Hosts 2018 Launch Party For THE NEW PEGGY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The Micro-Musical Theatre Show is pleased and proud to present its inaugural season of mico-musicals, featuring Drew Larimore & J. Oconer Navarro's dark musical comedy, THE NEW PEGGY set to premiere August 1st. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sings Ahrens & Flaherty, Vonda Shepard & More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 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...)

Original PACIFIC OVERTURES Actor Ricardo Tobia Found Dead
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that Ricardo Tobia, best known in the original Broadway cast of Pacific Overtures, was found dead on Tuesday, July 10. Tobia and his dog, Sparky, were both brutally murdered in Pittsburgh. (more...)

BROADWAY CELEBRATES NEW MUSICAL THEATRE at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theatre' on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11:30 pm. The show features Aaron Alcaraz, Nicholas Barasch, Alana Cauthen, Grace Choi, Karl Josef Co, CJ Eldred, MaryJoanna Grisso, Cory Jeacoma, Noah Plomgren, and Brynn Williams. 'Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theatre' will bring to light the importance of new musical theatre writing and provide a platform for hopeful writers to work with a group of professionals to showcase their work in front of a larger audience. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. (more...)

Broadway's ALADDIN, Telly Leung, Debuts at Provincetown's Crown & Anchor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Broadway's current Aladdin, Telly Leung, to Provincetown for one performance only, Sunday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Accompanied by acclaimed music director Gary Adler (Alter Boyz, Avenue Q) and violist J. J. Johnson, Telly will take you on a musical carpet ride through his life and Broadway career in this evening of great music, personal stories, and backstage anecdotes. (more...)

East West Players Will Honor Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas And Gedde Watanabe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producer of Asian American theatrical work, is pleased to announce that its signature EWP Night Market season kick-off event on Saturday, September 15, 2018 will honor Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Second District), and actor Gedde Watanabe (Sixteen Candles). Co-hosted by actress Mouzam Makkar (ABC's The Fix), EWP Night Market will feature tasting stations hosted by local restaurants, followed by an evening of performances. Proceeds of EWP Night Market support EWP's artistic and educational programs. (more...)

The Micro-Musical Theatre Show Hosts 2018 Launch Party For THE NEW PEGGY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

The Micro-Musical Theatre Show is pleased and proud to present its inaugural season of mico-musicals, featuring Drew Larimore & J. Oconer Navarro's dark musical comedy, THE NEW PEGGY set to premiere August 1st. (more...)

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