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THE BEST OF... ROCK MUSICALS Comes to The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

On Sunday 12 May 2019 at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, there will be two concerts of The Best of… Rock Musicals for the benefit of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. It will be the 20th Anniversary production from the same team who for the last 19 years have presented The Night of 1000 Voices at the Royal Albert Hall and elsewhere. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the International Premiere of WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The hit musical Waitress opened on November 9, 2018, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City, Manila, Philippines. Based on the beloved film by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress features music and lyrics from six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ('Love Song,' 'Brave') and book by Jessie Nelson. Waitress tells the story of a pie maker named Jenna who, despite the mundanity of her life, finds comfort and reckoning in the simple magic of baking. With the help of her two friends, Dawn and Becky, she dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage and musters the courage to change her life for the better. (more...)

Birdland Presents Telly Leung, Veronica Swift and More Week of November 19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio, Carole Sloane "Still Autumn in New York," Ken Peplowski Big Band, and more! (more...)

ABC Celebrates the 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

ABC celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with special '25 Days of Christmas' programming starting Dec. 1. The network joins Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in this fan-favorite TV event. The 'Kickoff to Christmas' begins in late November with perennial holiday treat 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town.' The month of December is filled with special Christmas-themed episodes, the return of 'The Great Christmas Light Fight' and 'The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,' and timeless animated classics and holiday films. The celebration continues after Christmas with New Year's-themed programming ringing in 2019. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN At Peace Center Seeks Local Fans For Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The Peace Center announced today that individual tickets for the Greenville premiere of Dear Evan Hansen will go on sale Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Kyle Dean Massey, and More Will Perform at Paper Mill's Broadway Beats Hunger
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Broadway's best will come together for the holidays to support the second annual Broadway Beats Hunger performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on December 10th at 7PM.All proceeds raised will go directly to Summit Medical Group Foundation and Community FoodBank of New Jersey's joint initiative, Food, Health and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes,which is committed to reducing the impact of New Jersey's deadly diabetes epidemic. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/8: KING KONG Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 8, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: King Kong officially opens, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Sarah Binder Mehta-President of PIANOPIANO Based in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 8, 2018 recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah Binder Mehta, the President of the leading piano Rental company in New York City, PianoPiano. We were pleased to learn about the company's relationship to the performing arts community, and their philanthropic work. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes To The Estonian National Opera Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

WEST SIDE STORY comes to the Estonian National Opera, running from May 24 to May 28, with tickets on sale now. (more...)

Complete Cast Announced for Joe Gulla's REEL WOOD Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for a reading of Joe Gulla's "REEL WOOD". Hosted by the Village Playwrights, the reading will take place at NYC's Studio 353 on Thursday, November 8th. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Erika Henningsen, Alysha Umphress and More to Sing for BROADWAY BEATS HUNGER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

 Broadway's best will come together for the holidays to support the second annual Broadway Beats Hunger performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on December 10 that 7PM. All proceeds raised will go directly to Summit Medical Group Foundation and Community Food Bank of New Jersey's joint initiative, Food, Health and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes,which is committed to reducing the impact of New Jersey's deadly diabetes epidemic. (more...)

Scott Ahearn, Donna English, and More Lead Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out All New Photos of Christiani Pitts and the Puppet in KING KONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The new musical King Kong opens on Broadway tomorrow, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). The production began performances October 5. All new photos have been released, and you can check them out below! (more...)

THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT Will Get Album Release in 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced that it will record The Jonathan Larson Project to be released in early 2019. The album will be based on a concert originally presented at Feinstein's/54 Below, directed and conceived by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and featuring music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. The show features the music of the late composer Jonathan Larson, who wrote Rent and tick tick BOOM, the former an iconic Broadway landmark and the latter a beloved musical gem. The Jonathan Larson Project is an evening of Jonathan's unheard work featuring songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia; songs that were cut from Rent and tick tick BOOM; songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio; songs about politics and love and New York City; songs never before publicly performed or recorded. The album will be produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Charlie Rosen and Kurt Deutsch. (more...)

Dragonfly Studio & Productions Kicks Off Their New Monthly Cabaret Series With Life: A Cabaret! 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

'Life. A Cabaret!" is the first of many new cabaret concepts scheduled to come to Dragonfly Studio 129! The Dragonfly production team is curRently putting together a unique and innovative monthly series that will run through 2019. We are very excited to be kicking it off with this performance on Friday, November 16th which will investigate subjects about life, love, and everything in between through song and fun anecdotes!   (more...)

Election Day Announcement: Auditions Set for RAGTIME at Music Theatre Of Denton
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Music Theatre of Denton is proud to announce auditions for RAGTIME, the Broadway musical based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished 1975 novel. With a book by Terrence McNally and music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, RAGTIME is considered one of the best musicals on the past several decades. For Music Theatre of Denton, Kyle Christopher West directs with John Norine Jr. serving as musical director and Elizabeth Cantrell as stage manager. RAGTIME runs February 22nd - March 3rd. (more...)

Marcus Paul James Comes to Prohibition NYC 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Join Brooklyn native Singer/songwriter Marcus Paul James(Rent, In The Heights, Motown:The Musical) at Prohibition for an evening of Music, Love, and Soul. With brand NEW MPJ music, some classic covers, and very special guests. So come grab a drink, put your hand in the air and get ready to get your SOUL rocked. Prohibition NYC 530 Columbus Avenue NYC 10024 FREE! (more...)

BWW Blog: Opening Red Doors at Muhlenberg
by Student Blogger: Kiana Holmes - Nov 6, 2018

Greetings fellow thespians and Broadway fanatics! I am so excited for you to join me in my  Broadway World Blog journey. (more...)

BWW Review: TICK, TICK... BOOM! the Autobiographical Musical of RENT's Composer Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Nov 6, 2018

Before Rent, there was tick, tick... BOOM!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. The show takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster. For the first time in Brazil, Companhia Paralela brings tick, tick... BOOM! at Teatro FAAP starring Bruno Narchi, Thiago Machado and Giulia Nadruz with direction by Leopoldo Pacheco and Bel Gomes (more...)

by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Nov 18, 2018


Broadway at the Cabaret: Telly Leung, Amanda Green and Friends & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

On The Quays Returns To The Green Room 42 With #Howaboutlove
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018

On The Quays, a NYC-based international Production Company, will return to The Green Room 42 with '#howaboutlove: HOLIDAY EDITION,' a heart-warming and joyous night of your favorite holiday music like you've never heard it before! (more...)

Original Jay Dee Aka J Dilla Sounds Sample Pack Released By Splice, The Music Creation Platform
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Splice, the music creation platform used by over 2 million musicians, announced the release of “The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee,” a collection of sounds cut from the original recordings of Jay Dee aka J Dilla. The sound pack is now available for download via Splice Sounds, the world's leading sample library that powers the creative process of Top 40 hitmakers to bedroom producers. (more...)

SF SKETCHFEST At The Speakeasy Announces Headliners
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Boxcar Theatre and SF Sketchfest today announced the lineup for SF SKETCHFEST AT THE SPEAKEASY: An Immersive Comedy Experience. For this special set of six shows within the nationally recognized festival, headliners include Michael Ian Black with Tom Kenny, the Hi-Seas and Ryan Stout; David Cross; Janeane Garofalo with Jen Kirkman and Sabrina Jalee; Dana Gould with Blaine Capatch, Caitlin Gill & more; John Hodgman and Paul F. Tompkins; and "Improv All-Stars" featuring Second City alumni Scott Adsit (30 Rock) and Tami Sagher (Inside Amy Schumer). (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces Cast And Creative Of ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse announce the cast and creative team of Elf The Musical, on stage November 28 - December 16 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (more...)

Rebecca Faulkenberry Chats With Kristin Hanggi & Natalie Roy About Let's Play: The C.R.E.A.T.E Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Recently, Broadway star Rebecca Faulkenberry (Rock of Ages, Spiderman: Turn of the Dark, Groundhog Day) sat down with Tony-Nominated Director Kristin Hanggi and actress/author Natalie Roy to talk about tools for sustainability and joy in the entertainment industry. Natalie and Kristin have a podcast about the creative process called Let's Play: The C.R.E.A.T.E Podcast. They hold workshops in New York City, across the US, and internationally. Their next workshop is this Sunday, November 18th in New York with the topic: "It's Not a Hustle, It's a Game." Here is a tidbit of their candid conversation. (more...)

KING KONG Announces Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

King Kong has announced that it will have a digital lottery! (more...)

BWW Review: ET JULEEVENTYR at Aalborg Teater
by Maria Bruun Fanoe - Nov 15, 2018

Et sandt festfyrvaerkeri af iskrystaller og juleander praeger Aalborg Teaters opsaetning af 'Et juleeventyr'. Fortaellingen om den naerige Scrooge, der ikke ejer skyggen af hjertevarme, har startet arets julesaeson. (more...)

Darlington Hippodrome Celebrates its One Year Anniversary November 17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

As the famous song from the musical Rent assures us, there are 525,600 minutes in a year and Darlington Hippodrome has filled each and every one of those minutes in the last year amassing several large numbers of its own since the venue re-opened after an 18 month restoration project. (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at Theater League
by Alan Portner - Nov 14, 2018

Audiences at 'School Of Rock, The Musical' (now playing at the Kansas City Music Hall) are in for an evening of fun.  This production is pure entertainment highlighted by a dozen songs from the reigning King of musical theater, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.  'School Of Rock' onstage offers a lot to admire and  much to enjoy including a ridiculously talented cast of mostly pre-teenagers.   (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Commissions Choreographers Larry Keigwin and Adam Barruch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company has commissioned Larry Keigwin and Adam Barruch to create new works for the company that will debut during its New York Season at New York Live Arts June 26 - 29, 2019. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with Arielle Jacobs!
by Konversations with Keeme - Nov 14, 2018

Thirteen year old Ajibola Tajudeen, better known as Keeme, is the host of New Paradigm Theatre's web series now in it's second season here on BroadwayWorld. 'Konversations with Keeme' is show where Keeme interviews seasoned television and film professionals like Tamara Tunie of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Renee Lawless of Tyler Perry's The Have and the Have Nots, as well as Broadway veterans such as Emmy and Grammy winner, Paul Bogaev, and Broadway pros Christine Dwyer, Kelly Grant, Juwan Crawley and more. (more...)

Rebekah Lowings, Niall Sheehy, and Jacqui Dubois Will Lead UK Return of GHOST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Bill Kenwright's production of GHOST - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK in 2019, following a spectacular international tour in Dubai, Istanbul and Trieste. The 2019 UK tour opens on Tuesday 8 January 2019 at Churchill Theatre, Bromley. (more...)

Photos: A Sneak Peek at New 'Butanding' Musical; Show Premieres in Dapitan City in December
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 14, 2018

In the heritage city of Dapitan, located in the northeastern coast of Zamboanga Del Norte, lies its own 'happiest place on earth,' the Gloria de Dapitan, where the more popular Gloria's Fantasyland amusement park is found. (more...)

Rent A Tux! Broadway's THE PROM Opens Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Formal attire requested! THE PROM is now in performances at Broadway's Longacre Theatre and officially opens tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, 2018! (more...)

2013 Tony Award Honoree Bill Craver Dies Age 87
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Bill Craver, who was honored in 2013 with a Tony Award for Excellence in the Theatre, died peacefully at the age of 87 on November 8, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Born in Texarkana, he graduated from Texas High and studied for two years at Texarkana College, before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tickets On Sale December 7 in Cleveland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Playhouse Square announced today that individual tickets for the Cleveland premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will go on sale Friday, December 7 at 11:00 a.m. Tickets will be available in person at the Playhouse Square Ticket Office (1519 Euclid Ave.), by calling 216-241-6000 or online at (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

San Jose Stage continues its "Explosively Charged" Season 36 with Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Between Riverside and Crazy'. Directed by Jeffrey Lo 'Riverside' will feature renowned actor L. Peter Callender, Artistic Director of San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company.  This explosive comedy seemingly pulled directly from today's headlines boldly examines, with witty street-smarts and warmth, the slippery nature of justice. (more...)

See The Current Standings In The BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Ian McKellen Leads Best Actor!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. (more...)

ABC to Air OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE As a Part of '25 Days of Christmas'
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

“Olaf's Frozen Adventure” will air as part of Disney|ABC Television's “25 Days of Christmas” celebration, THURSDAY, NOV. 29 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. The featurette includes four new original songs and welcomes back the beloved characters (and cast) who won over audiences worldwide in the 2013 Oscar®-winning feature, “Frozen,” the top-grossing animated film of all time. (more...)

Chicago's Oriental Theatre to Be Redubbed in Honor of James M. Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Broadway In Chicago today announced their plans to honor the late James M. Nederlander, the legendary Broadway theatre owner and producer, patriarch of Broadway and champion of Chicago's Downtown Theatre District, by renaming the Oriental Theatre as the JAMES M. NEDERLANDER THEATRE.  (more...)

Aldis Hodge To Lead Readings Of DARK PEOPLE By Geoffrey Thorne
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Aldis Hodge (UNDERGROUND, LEVERAGE, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON) stars in Dark People, a new play that examines Hollywood stereotypes, written by Geoffrey Thorne (LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, LEVERAGE, BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST).  (more...)

Lena Hall Brings One Woman Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Following sold-out engagements in Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Tony Award winner Lena Hall brings her acclaimed one-woman show, Art of the Audition: From Falling Apart to Nailing the Part to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, February 1 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 2 at 8 p.m. Experience the ups and downs of a Broadway life through reenactments of Lena Hall's most unforgettable-and regrettable-musical theater auditions, from epic fails to career-defining "nailed it!" moments. Under the musical direction of Sean Alexander Bart, Art of the Audition will feature songs from Wicked, Cats, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent and more. (more...)

Theatre Artists Workshop Presents GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The Theatre Artists Workshop in Norwalk will present a staged reading of the Broadway hit 'God of Carnage' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, on November 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and November 18 at 3 p.m. Theatre Artists Workshop is located at 5 Gregory Boulevard in Norwalk. Reservations are recommended. The box office reservation line is: 203-854-6830. Suggested donation is $25 and will help to support the non-profit organization's future programming. (more...)

EbbFlow Theatre Co. Announces Best In Snow Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

In the lead up to Melbourne's newest Independent Company EbbFlow Theatre Co. announcing their very first Season, they are launching a Fundraising Event this December! (more...)

BWW Review: LA BOHEME at the Granada Theatre
by Maria Nockin - Nov 12, 2018

Henri Murger, the author of the original French book, described Bohemia as bordered on the North by hope, work, and gaiety, on the South by necessity and courage, and on the West and East by slander and the hospital. His characters, all based on real people he knew, wanted to free society of its strict bourgeois moral code and some of their ideas have taken root over the century and a half since the book's publication. (more...)

Anthony Kearns Performed At The 2018 Veterans Of All Nations Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

World-famed tenor Anthony Kearns, a member of the double-platinum, PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors, delivered an incredible performance, tailored to inspire the leaders, members, and guests of the Veterans of All Nations Gala on Sunday, November 11, 2018, it was officially announced. (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes HEAD OVER HEELS' Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Broadwaysted - Nov 11, 2018

This week's episode of Broadwaysted definitely rules because we're sitting down with Broadway star and the King in Head Over Heels Jeremy Kushnier! (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK amps up Melbourne on opening night!
by Victoria Beal - Nov 10, 2018

School of Rock amps up Melbourne on opening night! (more...)

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