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Alvin Theatre (New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.

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Based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward


VIBRANT 2017 to Return for Ninth Consecutive Year at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2017 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, performing on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26 October 2017. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Extends At The Marble Arch Theatre Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Underbelly Productions has today confirmed the new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will extend its run at The Marble Arch Theatre until Saturday 17th February 2018, due to overwhelming popular demand.  (more...)

DRY POWDER and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Headed to Hampstead Theatre in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Hampstead Theatre announces the first two productions for 2018. (more...)

Kenneth Mosley, Trenyce, Matt Manuel and Justin Reynolds to Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Work Light Productions has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

TWIN PEAKS Actress Chrysta Bell Announces U.S. and European Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Today Chrysta Bell, revered Twin Peaks actress and longtime musical partner of David Lynch, announces US and European tour dates. Chrysta Bell received widespread critical acclaim in the role of FBI Agent Tamara Preston in 2017's return of Twin Peaks on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Joint Starts Jumpin' in La Mirada's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (more...)

Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, Beth Malone, Laura Osnes and More to Lead BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts launches the year-long international centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein with the opening weekend of Leonard Bernstein at 100. (more...)

A.R.T. & Harvard Art Museums to Host Events Series Alongside WARHOLCAPOTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and Harvard Art Museums have partnered in conjunction with the A.R.T.'s production of WARHOLCAPOTE to present a series of events highlighting the contemporary legacies of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, including a unique encounter with Warhol screen-prints and a speaker series featuring journalists, multimedia artists, curators, and collectors. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning star Audra McDonald returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for an up close and personal concert on Friday, May 11, 2018 in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Accompanied by her trio, McDonald will bring her vivacious personality and artistry to hit show tunes, classic film songs and selections written expressly for her by many of today's leading composers. The New York Times wrote of her Carnegie Hall concert, "That sense of excitement, in which she tugs a song forward emotionally, is inherent in the quickness and tang of her vibrato, as though feelings are pouring out of her almost faster than they can be reined in." (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the roster of emerging artists engaged for the 16th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, which begins in September. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Debut of the Month Flashback - Where Are They Now?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 30, 2017

Today, BWW looks back on some of those fresh-faced, up-and-comers and finds out, 'Where are they now?' (Not surprisingly, they've done quite well for themselves!) (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Ken Clark and More to Lead Andy Mientus Penned BURN ALL NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, is pleased to present Burn All Night, with Book and Lyrics by Andy Mientus, Music by Van Hughes, Nick LaGrasta, and Brett Moses, Choreography by Sam Pinkleton, and Directed by Jenny Koons. Performances begin on Friday, August 18 and run through Friday, September 8 at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge.  (more...)

WHRU-LP Welcomes Broadway's Nathaniel Stampley Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Broadway star Nathaniel Stampley will be the guest on the Monday, July, 31, 2017 episode of radio show It's Showtime with Rikki Lee airing on Huntley, IL-based station 101.5 WHRU-LP and streaming at www.HuntleyRadio.com. The interview airs and streams Monday at 7:30 PM Central. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Make Provincetown Debut at The Crown & Anchor This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producer Rick Murray will present two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in his Provincetown debut, Sunday August 6 for two performances only, 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Mitchell will be accompanied by acclaimed music director and conductor Mark Hummel. (more...)

Jason Tramm to Make Conducting Debut at the 2017 Narnia Festival in Italy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Noted American conductor Jason Tramm makes his Italian 2017 Narnia Festival conducting debut with several scheduled performances -  including two new, fully staged productions of "Gianni Schicchi" and "Suor Angelica" from Puccini's celebrated and enigmatic ensemble of one act operas, "IL TRITICO." Directing the productions Tramm will be working with Maria Rosaria Omaggi,  the accomplished Italian actress and writer. (more...)

Annie Golden, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allen Nichols and More Set for INNER CITY in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tom O'Horgan's controversial 1971 Broadway musical INNER CITY will be presented in concert on August 17th at Feinstein's/54 Below, with shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Stephen Spinella and Leslie Jordan Will Lead Michael Mayer- Helmed WARHOL CAPOTE at the ART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will soon present Warhol Capote, adapted by Rob Roth and directed by Michael Mayer featuring Stephen Spinella as Warhol and Leslie Jordan as Capote. Performances begin on Saturday, September 9 and run through Friday, October 13 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Chicago This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are delighted to announce that individual tickets for the return of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale on Friday, July 28, 2017. (more...)

Michael Arden to Helm Reading of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's REPUBLIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Michael Arden (Tony-nominated for Spring Awakening and the upcoming Once on This Island) will direct a private reading of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk's newest musical, REPUBLIC on Friday, July 28th at 1pm. (more...)

BWW Review: 2017 FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - An Exceptional Ten Days Pairing the Best in Wine, Food and Entertainment
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 24, 2017

The 2017 FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY just wrapped up their 12th year, transforming California's wine country into a multi-cultural 10-day celebration, pairing the world's most talented artists -- from classical musicians to famous comedians and Hollywood personalities to Broadway and opera stars to world renowned dancers and more -- with the region's finest food and wines. Featuring nearly 60 events in 30 venues spanning 10 days, Festival Napa Valley provides entertainment and curated food and wine events to suit every taste, budget, and experience. (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans including Kirsten Scott, Jamie LaVerdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony-Award nominee Josh Young, Director Seth Sklar-Heyn and Set and Projection Designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

A.R.T. Institute to Suspend Admissions in Three-Year Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Harvard University's ART Institute, the university's graduate-level theater program within the American Repertory Theater, has announced a three-year admissions suspensions while administrators implement a strategic plan to stabilize the troubled program. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Set for Afternoon of Stories & Songs at Glimmerglass
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival presents award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz in an afternoon of stories and songs at the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Friday, July 21, at 4:30 p.m. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Tanglewood OPERA GALA PROGRAM Begins 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, at 8 p.m. soprano Kristine Opolais and bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel join BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for an evening of opera and song,including Act II of Puccini's Tosca. In addition to Ms. Opolais in the title role and Sir Bryn as Scarpia, the Tanglewood Festival performance of Tosca will feature tenor Russell Thomas as Cavaradossi, bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel as Scarpia, tenor Matthew DiBattista as Spoletta, and baritone Douglas Williams as Sciarrone (in his BSO debut). Ms. Opolais and Sir Bryn recently performed Tosca in concert together at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on July 4, 2017, under conductor Gareth Jones. (more...)

New York City Opera's Season Opens with LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

After a critically acclaimed 2016/2017 season, New York City Opera is again at the forefront of New York's cultural season, opening its 2017/2018 season on September 6, 2017 at 7:30PM with a new production of Puccini's La fanciulla del West directed by Ivan Stefanutti with James Meena conducting the New York City Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Soprano Kristin Sampson returns to City Opera to sing the role of Minnie, joined by tenor Jonathan Burton as Dick Johnson in his City Opera debut, and bass-baritone Kevin Short as Jack Rance. (more...)

Alfonso Casado dirigirá SIMPLY GERSHWIN en el Royal Festival Hall de Londres
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 8, 2017

El concierto sera un homenaje al compositor americano en el que se fusionara la musica y el baile en un espectaculo vibrante y tendra lugar en febrero de 2018. (more...)

Jonny Lang Extends Signs World Tour - 25 North American Shows Added
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Jonny Lang's brand new studio album, Signs, will be released in North America on September 8th via SayRai / Concord Records. The album (his sixth major label release) is his first in four years. The European release for Signs will be on August 25 via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group. (more...)

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage? (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for 92Y's 2018 Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Single tickets are on sale today for the 2018 season of Lyrics & Lyricists, the country's preeminent American Songbook series. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 31st, 2017: CHARM Begins Previews at MCC Theater, A BRONX TALE Welcomes New Stars and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 31, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CHARM Begins Previews at MCC Theater, A BRONX TALE Welcomes New Stars and More! (more...)

Gloria Estefan, Carmen de Lavallade Among 2017 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2017 will be actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist LL COOL J, television writer and producer Norman Lear and renowned musician and record producer Lionel Richie. (more...)

Oratorio Society of New York's 2017-18 Season Includes Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

World premieres of works by Paul Moravec and Behzad Ranjbaran that speak to humanity's quest for freedom and peace highlight the Oratorio Society of New York's 2017-18 season, led by Music Director Kent Tritle. (more...)

Spend an Evening with FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the one-night-only special event, An Evening with Tony Award-Winning Composer Jeanine Tesori. The event will be held on Monday, September 25 at 7:30 pm at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Opens its 2017-2018 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Chicago Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Lauren Shouse. The Legend of Georgia McBride runs September 14-October 22at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press performance is Friday, September 22 at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Retrospective: How PRINCE OF BROADWAY Finally Landed at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by Kerry Breen - Aug 27, 2017

As PRINCE OF BROADWAY opens at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, take a look back at its complicated road to Broadway. (more...)

Meet the Full Company of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Bowing Tonight on the Great White Way
by Meet the Cast - Aug 24, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opens tonight, August 24, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus go inside rehearsals with the company! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch "One Second and a Million Miles" from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running now through August 13, 2017 with a press opening tomorrow, June 28, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Joins Cast of THE GOOD FIGHT as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald has joined the cast of THE GOOD FIGHT on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. The second season of CBS All Access' first original drama series will premiere in early 2018. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Ring in the Holidays at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis rings in the holiday season at Feinstein's at the Nikko with Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas on Friday, December 8 (8 p.m.), Saturday, December 9 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, December 10 (5 p.m.). (more...)

Matthew Aucoin's Opera CROSSING, Helmed by Diane Paulus, to Make New York Premiere at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

BAM presents the New York premiere of Matthew Aucoin's acclaimed opera Crossing, an American Repertory Theater production directed by Diane Paulus, running October 3-8, 2017 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave). (more...)

Brundibár Returns to Monmouth County in Count Basie Theatre's New Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

???????Brundibar returns to Monmouth County in Count Basie Theatre's new production led by Eli Villanueva and Jason Tramm August 19 & 20 (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH GEORGE GERHSWIN at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Aug 14, 2017

Well performed but a little academic and study in how styles have changed (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Sweet Sounds of MOTOWN The Musical Will Fill Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Motown The Musical, the Tony Award-nominated tribute to the musical greats of the 1960s and '70s, brings its signature sound and American dream story to Starlight Theatre for six performances August 22-27. The acclaimed musical follows the true life story of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. on his journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. The man who founded Motown records in Detroit in 1959 went on to launch the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', with music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, musical direction by Christopher Troy, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and directed & staged by Ken Page - an original cast member of the 1978 Broadway premiere! (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

A.R.T. Institute Alumni Critical of Diane Paulus's Leadership in Response to School's Three-Year Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Harvard University's ART Institute, the university's graduate-level theater program within the American Repertory Theater, recently announced a three-year admissions suspensions while administrators implement a strategic plan to stabilize the troubled program. On July 30, the A.R.T. Institute Alumni Association sent a letter to the leaders of the Institute criticizing Diane Paulus's 'little respect or interest in the program' and 'negligence in her duty to the Institute.' (more...)

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