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SWEET CHARITY In The #MeToo Era Comes to The Harlem Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019

The Harlem Repertory Theatre's chamber version of the musical Sweet Charity unabashedly ventures into Bob Fosse's adult-themed musical drama about women who make their living in the sex trade. HRT's company of seven talented actor/singers/dancers tell the tale of the abusive (emotionally and physically) cycle in which our star, Charity Hope Valentine, finds herself inextricably trapped. She falls in love with the same wrong man over and over again. The current #MeToo movement inspired HRT's AUDELCO award-winning director and choreographer, Keith Lee Grant, to take on the challenge of mounting this production of Sweet Charity. The #MeToo era has thankfully forced the way we perceive the treatment of women as depicted in this musical from the late 1960s. Charity's desperate yet ever hopeful search for love is in stark contrast to the vicious cycles of abuse that are the 'accepted' realities of her workplace. (more...)

Tickets to the Tulsa Premiere Of WAITRESS Go On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Celebrity Attractions is pleased to announce that WAITRESS will make its Tulsa debut at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited eight performance engagement April 16-21. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8. (more...)

BWW Interview: SUPERHERO's Jake Levy
by Maeve Riley - Mar 8, 2019

At Second Stage Theater, theatre fans are gathering to see Tom Kitt's newest musical come to life. Superhero -a new musical about a fractured family, the mysterious stranger in apartment 4-B, and the unexpected hero who just might save the day- is captivating audiences, and making a heroic splash off-Broadway- so much so, that this new, adventurous musical scored itself an extended run. (more...)

Edward Watts and Ellie Fishman Lead Goodspeed's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

River City's about to get the last thing they expected ? and the very thing they need ? in The Music Man. Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2019 season with the rip-roarin' dance-filled classic running April 12 - June 20 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2019]. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Take the Stage at Dizzy's Club for 8 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Ben Vereen, star of stage, screen and television, will bring an exciting show to Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway and 60th Street, 5th Floor for a special four nights, April 4th through April 7th, 2019. Two shows each night at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

Photo: Sara Bareilles, Katharine McPhee, and the Women of the West End WAITRESS Celebrate International Women's Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day tomorrow, the women of the West End production of Waitress, including the cast, creatives, front-of-house staff as well as the production, theatre management, marketing and PR teams, posed for a photo! (more...)

Full Cast Revealed for 5th Ave's New Ahrens and Flaherty Musical MARIE, DANCING STILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its production of Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical, the gorgeous new work from Tony Award-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island) and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact). (more...)

PPAC And WAITRESS Are 'Looking For Lulu!'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical, will be performing at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) May 28 - June 2, 2019 and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement. In Providence, WAITRESS is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

National Tour of WAITRESS In St. Louis Finds Its Lulu!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The Tony nominated musical WAITRESS, which opens March 26 has cast two young area actresses to take on the role of "Lulu" during the St. Louis engagement. (more...)

Immersive GODSPELL Rocks Lancaster
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Lancaster's home for fresh theatrical experiences is bringing new life to a classic musical. Godspell, a vibrant and joyful show, loosely follows the parables of Jesus with humor and playful storytelling. Instead of a religious or historic focus, the musical centers on the building of a community out of an eclectic group of people. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Tovah Feldshuh-the acclaimed star of television ("The Walking Dead," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Law & Order"), Broadway (Lend Me a Tenor, Golda's Balcony, Pippin), and film ("Kissing Jessica Stein," "A Walk on the Moon")-returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko (more...)

Who What Where Theater Collective Presents SPILLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Who What Where Theater Collective, a non-profit theater organization dedicated to producing new works in unusual spaces, is proud to present Ruthie Rado's fresh and frank playwriting debut, Spills. Rebecca Wahls directs this dynamic, fearless, and wickedly funny new script, which deals with millennial sexuality in DC. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Soars Into Thrasher-Horne
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Finding Neverland opens at Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park, FL on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available now at THcenter.org or by calling (904) 276-6815.  Prices range from $49 to $79. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Rehearsals are under way for the critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary production of Hair - The Musical. Leading the cast in this revolutionary, Grammy award-winning musical is: Dancing on Ice's 2018 champion Jake Quickenden as Berger, Hollyoaks' Daisy Wood-Davis as Sheila and X Factor 2011 finalist Marcus Collins as Hud. (more...)

First Exhibition Exploring Career Of Influential Art Dealer Edith Halpert Comes This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The Jewish Museum will present Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art, the first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of Edith Halpert (1900-1970), the influential American art dealer and founder of the Downtown Gallery in New York City. A pioneer in the field and the first significant female gallerist in the United States, Halpert propelled American art to the fore at a time when the European avant-garde still enthralled the world. The artists she supported - Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Ben Shahn, and Charles Sheeler key among them - became icons of American modernism. Halpert also brought vital attention to overlooked nineteenth-century American artists, such as William Michael Harnett, Edward Hicks, and Raphaelle Peale, as well as little-known and anonymous folk artists. With her revolutionary program at the Downtown Gallery, Halpert inspired generations of Americans to value the art of their own country, in their own time. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Playing at BJCC Concert Hall Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

FINDING NEVERLAND is playing at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, Alabama from April 5 to 7, 2019. (more...)

Broadway Grand Rapids Seeks Young Female Actress For WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at DeVos Performance Hall April 30-May 5, 2019 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement. (more...)

A.R.T. And Harvard Ed Portal To Host Lunar New Year Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Harvard Ed Portal announce the A.R.T. New Year Celebration, to be held Sunday, March 10, 3PM - 7:30PM. All are welcome at this free public event that will occur at the Harvard Ed Portal, located at 244 Western Avenue, Allston. The Harvard Ed Portal is an innovative collaborative partnership for members of the Allston-Brighton and Harvard communities to come together to share ideas and learn from one another. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

State Theatre New Jersey presents the Broadway musical Finding Neverland for three performances on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8pm, and Saturday, March 23 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$108. (more...)

(YOUNG) Broadway Series Returns to The Green Room 42 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2019

Returning to The Green Room 42 on March 3 at 7pm for its fifth installment, the (YOUNG) Broadway Series showcases some of Broadway's biggest littles while supporting littles around the world through the (YOUNG) For Young Initiative. (more...)

MISS YOU LIKE HELL and More Announced For Olney Theatre Center 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2019

Today, Olney Theatre Center Artistic Director Jason Loewith unveiled a lineup of 16 plays, concerts, and presentations coming in 2019-2020 as part of the company's 82nd season, including the highly-anticipated DC-area premiere of Miss You Like Hell by Quiara Alegria Hudes and Erin McKeown. Included are both classic and contemporary musicals, family fare for the holidays, Tony-winning dramas and work by some of the most innovative American playwrights. (more...)

Cirque Du Soleil Returns To The Philadelphia Area With AMALUNA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Cirque du Soleil proudly announced its return to the Philadelphia area in Oaks,PA with a new Big Top show, AMALUNA. The critically acclaimed production will be visiting Oaks for an engagement of 40 performances. (more...)

MEAN GIRLS, THE BAND'S VISIT, And More Announced For 2019/20 Broadway Philadelphia Season At Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization announced today the 2019/20 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a brilliant lineup of Tony Award -winning productions and the latest Broadway blockbusters. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 3/18: Shoshana Bean Begins Performances in WAITRESS, Second Stage's DOGFIGHT, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 18, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Another Monday means another week full of Broadway news! Catch up on the latest below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gingold Theatrical Group's GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA Honors Stephen Schwartz
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 17, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group held its Golden Shamrock Gala 2019, honoring humanitarian and award-winning creator of Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked, Stephen Schwartz, on Saturday, March 16th at 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street). Among some surprise guests performers were Stephen Schwartz himself, along with Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, and Alison Fraser. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Erica Mansfield Receives the Legacy Robe For KISS ME, KATE!
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate officially opened on Broadway Thursday, March 14. As per Broadway tradition, the Legacy Robe was awarded to the ensemble member with the most Broadway credits, in this case, Erica Mansfield! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/16/2019
by - Mar 16, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/16/2019. (more...)

WAITRESS Seeks Child Actress Walk-On Role in Worcester
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

The Tony-nominated musical, Waitress, is looking for two young girls to perform the role of Lulu during its limited Worcester engagement, May 22-26. Waitress is generously sponsored by UniBank and Worcester State University and is a part of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts 10th Anniversary Broadway Series. (more...)

MainStreet Announces Cast & Creative Team For THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

The treasured tale by Hans Christian Andersen of a wise bird that helps save a kingdom gets a new twist in this adaptation set in 18th-century China. The West Coast Premiere of The Emperor's Nightingale by Damon Chua, directed by Tim Dang, opens May 4th and runs through May 19th at the Lewis Family Playhouse. Tickets are priced at $18.00 for General admission, and $16.00 for Seniors and Youth up to age 12. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Finding Neverland, the enchanting Broadway musical set soaring across the U.S., will be presented by Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) in Jones Hall for the Performing Arts on April 13-14 for 3 shows. SPA will also host a SPA Family Day before the Sunday, April 14 matinee from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The SPA Family Day will feature a photo booth, fun activities, and decorations for patrons young and old.  (more...)

The Lambs Exhibit Short Films Not Seen In Nearly A Century
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

In the early 1930's, The Lambs created 2-reel comedy short films with Columbia Pictures. These shorts were created as a means to raise fund for the Club during the Great Depression. Most of these films have never been seen in almost a century. The films offer a rare historical look at The Lambs, its famous members and activities. The presentation included: Shave it with Music (1932), The Curse of the Broken Heart (1933), Poor Fish (1933) and Hear'em and Weep (1931). (more...)

RBTL's Auditorium Theatre Seeks Young Female Child Actress For WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre for a limited engagement on June 4-9, 2019 and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement. (more...)

Betty Buckley Addresses Cell Phone Ringing During Monologue in HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The SF Chronicle reports that at Saturday night's performance of HELLO, DOLLY! in San Francisco, Betty Buckley called out an audience member who's phone went off during one of her extended monologues. (more...)

WAITRESS Announces Baked From The Heart Pie Recipe Contest in Grand Rapids
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Broadway Grand Rapids announces WAITRESS, the national Broadway tour coming to Grand Rapids in April 2019, will conduct a local search for the most creative pie recipe, like Jenna's signature pies. As pie is a key ingredient to the storytelling of the show, we are seeking creative pie recipes that mimic Jenna's whimsical recipes. Bakers may submit their most creative, whimsical pie recipe-the kind of recipe that expresses your hopes, dreams, fears or frustrations, something baked right from the heart. The top three finalist recipes will be chosen and notified on Friday, April 19. Celebrity judges will choose the winning recipe during a taste-testing conducted on EightWest on WOOD TV, Thursday, April 25. The Grand Prize winner's recipe will be featured as an insert in the official WAITRESS cookbook. The winner will also be featured on the Broadway Grand Rapids social channels and WAITRESS social channels as well as receive 4 tickets to opening night on Tuesday, April 30. (more...)

Lucy Horobin and Jack McBrayer Will Host The Next WAITRESS Cast Album Karaoke
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The hosts of the next Waitress London Cast Album Karaoke Night have been announced today. 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer, who has made his West End debut as Ogie in the show, will host the post-show event alongside Heart Breakfast presenter Lucy Horobin on Monday 18 March. Audience members can sign up before the show for the chance to sing one minute of any song from Waitress - live on stage at the Adelphi and accompanied by the show's musical director Katharine Woolley. (more...)

Gingold Theatrical Group's Gala Features Performances by Stephen Schwartz, Claybourne Elder, and More
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 13, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) has announced that its Golden Shamrock Gala 2019 will honor humanitarian and award-winning creator of Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked, Stephen Schwartz. Among some promised surprise guests performers will be Stephen Schwartz himself (!), along with Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, and Alison Fraser. (more...)

Miller Auditorium Announces The Zhang Financial Broadway In West Michigan Series 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Miller Auditorium is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series.  Kicking off the series is Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical from Nov. 15-17, 2019. Miller will also host Les Miserables, WAITRESS, Blue Man Group and CATS during the 2019-20 season.  (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Full Cast Of MS.BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the full casting for the world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT, co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award). Conceived by Tina Landau, she also directs this true and little-known Chicago story that will star Tarell Alvin McCraney as Ms. Joan Jett Blakk. Joining McCraney in the cast are Patrick Andrews, Molly Brennan, Daniel Kyri, Jon Hudson Odom and Sawyer Smith. (more...)

Photo Flash: Photo Flash: The Cast Of A LITTLE NEW MUSIC's 19th Edition In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

Tony nominee John Tartaglia (AVENUE Q, SHREK, Sirius XM On Broadway) will host ALittleNewMusic's 19th edition on Wednesday, 3.13.19, with music direction by LA Ovation Award-winning composer Gregory Nabours (THE TROUBLE WITH WORDS, MARILYN THE MUSICAL). (more...)

Provincetown's Crown & Anchor Announces 2019 Cabaret At The Crown Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Producer Rick Murray will present the 2019 Cabaret at the Crown Series in Provincetown, MA this summer at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre and Town Hall Auditorium.  Tickets are now on sale for the Series, in which an impressive list of award-winning stars will be performing live in full concerts.  Following up on last summer's smash hit season, the 2019 Cabaret Series will include the talents of comedians Lisa Lampanelli, Margaret Cho, and Sandra Bernhard, as well as Broadway stars Lucie Arnaz (They're Playing Our Song, Pippin), Lillias White (The Life), Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound, Gypsy), Lorna Luft (Promises, Promises), John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys), Linda Eder (Jekyll and Hyde), and television favorites Leslie Jordan (The Cool Kids, Will and Grace) and Fran Drescher (The Nanny). (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse To Present The Dazzling Musical Tale PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Berkeley Playhouse continues their eleventh season of soul-stirring professional theater with the charming, enchanting, and dazzling Pippin. From the composer of Wicked comes this musical parable about the cyclical paths one can take to find what is right in front of them. Prince Pippin, son of King Charlemagne the Great, is on a quest for the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. Unable to gain insight from his father, Pippin decides that experience and adventure is the path to enlightenment. He heads into war as a soldier, explores relationships without love, tries his hand at artistry-he even becomes the king of the land! And yet happiness eludes Pippin. As narrated by a troupe of magical performers, this exuberant journey of existential fulfillment is one of Broadway's enduring classics-and a true musical masterpiece from one of our most celebrated composers. (more...)

Quentin Earl Darrington, Sasha Allen, Jeremy Hays, and More Will Lead a Reading of New Musical MANDELA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

A private, invitation only industry reading of the new musical Mandela will be held on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15, 2019. Mandela has music and lyrics by two South African composer/lyricists signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Greg Dean Borowsky and Shaun Borowsky, with a book by Laiona Michelle (Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical). This reading is directed by Schele Williams (Rent, Motown: The Musical), with music direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. (Once On This Island). Fifth Estate Entertainment (Nathan Gehan/Jamison Scott) serves as general manager for the reading. The reading will be attended by Nandi Mandela, Nelson Mandela's granddaughter, on behalf of the Mandela family who have officially partnered with the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OIL at Olney Theatre Center - It's an American Premiere
by Charles Shubow - Mar 11, 2019

Let me start this review with a comment by Olney's Artistic Director, Jason Loewith's comment in the program. 'After all my years in this business, many of them championing playwrights and new plays, it takes a lot to knock my socks off. I can count on two hands the experiences that reshaped by understanding of live theater and its possibilities. The world premiere of Ella Hickson's OIL in London two years was one of them. It is a blazingly, ambitious, as intellectually thrilling, as emotionally resonant as most the great works I've seen this century.' (more...)

LPTW Will Present Oral History With Tovah Feldshuh at NY Library For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present an Oral History Project event with six-time Emmy and Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh on Monday, May 6 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 3/1: KING LEAR Casting, RENT on FOX Cast Recording, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 1, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Finish off your week by catching up on the latest Broadway news! (more...)

Shaker Theatre Presents New Stages 36: Shaker New Plays Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The Shaker Heights High School Theatre Arts Department presents the thirty-seventh festival of new plays, written, directed, performed and co-produced by students, Stages 37: Shaker New Plays Series, March 13, 14, 15 & 16 at 7 PM with a 9:15 PM show on Friday, March 15, in our intimate black box theatre, Stage 3. Six ten-minute plays will be presented as part of a full season of theatrical events, which began with Pippin and concludes with As You Wish: A Spring Ensemble Show, in April. (more...)

ART Receives Donation, Future Performance and Research Home in Boston Hopeful
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Harvard University announced today that it has received a gift from College alumnus David E. '93 and Stacey L. Goel, which will make it possible to reimagine the University's arts campus and envision a future home for the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). The Goels' $100 million gift kicks off the University's effort to fund a state-of-the-art research and performance center in Allston that will enhance the arts community at Harvard as well as in Greater Boston. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Iconic Set Designer Tony Walton
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 28, 2019

The one and only Tony Walton, one of Broadway's most innovating and influential set designers, invites Rob and Kevin into his apartment to look back on his career which includes the Oscar, the Tony, the Emmy, and designing such musicals as the original A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Golden Boy, The Apple Tree, Pippin, Chicago, Grand Hotel, Six Degrees of Separation, revivals of Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, and such movies as Murder on the Orient Express, All That Jazz, and Mary Poppins! (more...)

John Tartaglia To Host A LITTLE NEW MUSIC At Catalina Jazz Club March 13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (AVENUE Q, SHREK, Sirius XM On Broadway), will host A Little New Music's 19th presentation of new musical theatre songs at the Catalina Jazz Club located in the heart of Hollywood.  Multiple LA Ovation Award-winning composer Gregory Nabours (THE TROUBLE WITH WORDS, MARILYN! THE NEW MUSICAL) returns as music director, leading the four-piece ALNM band. (more...)

Winfred Rembert: All Me Announced At Cavalier Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Cavalier Galleries is proud to present Winfred Rembert: All Me, opening March 7th at Cavalier Gallery in New York. The show will run from March 7- March 30 and an opening reception will be held Thursday, March 7 from 6-8pm at Cavalier Gallery, Ground floor, 3 West 57th Street, NYC. (more...)

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