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Breaking: Adam Pascal Will Fill In for Andy Karl in PRETTY WOMAN This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Producer Paula Wagner announced today that PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will welcome Broadway superstar, and Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal to Hollywood Boulevard for one week only. Adam Pascal will play Edward Lewis from Tuesday, January 15, through Sunday, January 20, 2019, during Andy Karl's time off. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 12/18: Catherine McCormack Joins THE FERRYMAN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Catherine McCormack joins the cast of The Ferryman, and more! (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Phoenix Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW San Francisco Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Returns to Australia in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Adult casting has been announced for the 10th Anniversary Australian Tour of Billy Elliot the Musical which opens at Sydney Lyric Theatre in October 2019 followed by seasons in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre from February 2020, Crown Theatre Perth from June 2020, QPAC's Lyric Theatre in Brisbane from July 2020 and the Festival Theatre at Adelaide Festival Centre from September 2020. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Sweden Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Sweden Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

The Cabaret Announces Joshua Henry, Gavin Creel, Lea Salonga and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Cabaret is celebrating its 10th Anniversary season with some of the most highly acclaimed acts in the nation. The line-up for Winter/Spring 2019 includes a Grammy Award winner, the voice of two beloved Disney princesses and four Tony Award winners. (more...)

Moody Fund For The Arts Shares Application Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced that applications for the second year of grants awarded by the Moody Fund for the Arts (MFA) will be accepted online at www.moodyartsfund.org beginning February 18, 2019 until March 15, 2019. Two public informational meetings are scheduled for January. (more...)

Photo Flash: See Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher During Rehearsals for RENT LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Fox goes bohemian on January 27, 2019 when they premiere Rent LIVE, and they have just released rehearsal photos for production, see them below! (more...)

Josefina Lopez's CASA 0101 Theater Announces Update On CASA#350 Fundraising Campaign, Staff Updates And The 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Josefina Lopez, Founding Artistic Director of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, CA announced today that her theater will stay open into 2019. Earlier in the year, in January 2018 she announced that her theater was in danger of closing its doors due to financial hardships. Lopez said today, "We are in a better place financially now in December 2018, than we were back at the beginning of the year. We still aren't out of the woods yet, but we are getting there.' (more...)

Christine Ebersole Cast in New Chuck Lorre Comedy
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

New casting announcements have been made for the CBS multi-camera comedy pilot Bob Hearts Abishola, according to Deadline. Folake Olowofoyeky has been cast in the title role opposite Billy Gardell. Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, and Matt Jones round out the family for the series, created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Al Higgins, who have teamed with The Daily Show contributor Gina Yashere. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
by TV Scoop - Dec 17, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Tuesday, January 1, 2019! (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Appleton, WI Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Appleton, WI Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Austin Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Connecticut Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Maine Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Nashville Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

WAITRESS Comes to Community Center Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Joe's Pie Diner will open up with Richard Kline in the role of 'Joe' when the tour is in Spokane, WA just prior to its Sacramento engagement. Waitress is the hit Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture. The Broadway On Tour presentation of Waitress runs at Sacramento Community Center Theater from Dec. 27, 2018 through Jan. 5, 2019. (more...)

Bid Now to Attend the Final Dress Rehearsal of RENT LIVE on FOX & Get a Copy of the Script Signed by the Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

Bid to win 2 tickets to the final dress rehearsal in Los Angeles of the live production of Rent LIVE on January 26 on FOX along with a copy of the script signed by the cast. (more...)

Stars of THE CHER SHOW Join Lineup at BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

BroadwayCon has announced today that the new bio musical The Cher Show has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 MainStage lineup. As part of the Spotlight series, the panel will feature cast members STEPHANIE J. BLOCK (Star), TEAL WICKS (Lady), MICAELA DIAMOND (Babe), JARROD SPECTOR (Sonny Bono), MICHAEL BERRESSE (Bob Mackie/Robert Altman/Frank), MICHAEL CAMPAYNO (Rob Camilletti/Lee), and MATTHEW HYDZIK (Gregg Allman/John Southall) on Friday, January 11, at 4:15 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT at Aronoff Center For The Arts
by Anne Simendinger - Dec 14, 2018

While it's been over 20 years since the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical debuted on the great white way, this production feels as important and fresh as ever. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Norm Lewis Announces Special Guests for NUTCRACKER COOL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Norm Lewis opens his 4th Annual residency at Feinstein's 54 Below on Monday night, December 17th and one of the fun gifts he likes to share with his audiences each year is featuring special guests for each night of the six night run. BroadwayWorld has the scoop and he's assembled a festive line-up, indeed. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Dec 14, 2018

Ensemble Theatre Company's production of The Legend of Georgia McBride, directed by Jenny Sullivan, avoids the landmines. It's neither preachy nor offensive, and it tells a story of redemption that's timely, socially relevant, and charming. The show takes place over the period of a year, starting and ending around Christmas, an appropriate staging choice for a piece with such a clear connection to the general themes of the yuletide season. Georgia McBride is about family, forgiveness, celebration, and general joy to the world. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Frankie and Ariana Grande Perform 'Seasons of Love' for RENT LIVE Submission!
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

Rent Live is asking Rentheads across the nation to submit their own renditions of the show's classic song, 'Seasons of Love' to #RentSingAlong for their chance to be featured in the official music video for the song and Frankie Grande featuring Ariana Grande have posted their own! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Breaks Box Office Record At San Francisco's Curran
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

The First National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen has broken the box office record for the highest-grossing week ever at San Francisco's Curran. For the week ending December 9, 2018, the production grossed $1.64 million despite only playing seven performances. This breaks the eight-performance week record previously set by The Book of Mormon in 2012. Dear Evan Hansen is playing at the Curran now through Sunday, December 30, 2018. An extremely limited number of tickets are available by calling 415-358-1220 or visiting sfcurran.com/dear-evan-hansen or entering the show's daily digital lottery at luckyseat.com/dearevanhansen/. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At RENT LIVE Before It Begins Its Season of Love on FOX!
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

There's no day but January 27, 2019 when it comes to FOX's Rent. The first teaser for the special dropped this week! Get a first look at the cast, and hear a snippet of the show's classic song, 'Seasons of Love' below! (more...)

BWW Review: A WONDER IN MY SOUL at Baltimore Center Stage - It's Powerful, Provocative, and Poignant
by Charles Shubow - Dec 13, 2018

When I heard about the topic of the new Baltimore Center Stage production of A WONDER IN MY SOUL, I initially thought it would be a female version of the film 'Barber Shop' Well, let me tell you, it is NOT!!!! (more...)

More Exciting Programming Coming Up This Week At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lencia Kebede of RENT at Aronoff Center For The Arts
by Anne Simendinger - Dec 13, 2018

Lencia Kebede—Joanne in the 'Rent' tour—talks about how she is making her mark on the character, putting her degree to good use, learning from her experience with Beyoncé and more in this interview with BWW. (more...)

LA BOHÈME and CENDRILLON Return to Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago kicks off 2019 with two acclaimed productions: the return of the new production of Puccini's captivating and tragic love story La boheme, and the Midwest premiere of a beloved production of Massenet's Cendrillon, based on the Cinderella story. La boheme is a quintessentially Italian opera and the plot is forever youthful and eternally fresh. Cendrillon features an enchanting blend of wit, sensitivity, and elegance against the backdrop of a familiar storybook kingdom. (more...)

Reelz Kicks Off Winter 2019 Slate with a Return to the 1970s
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

REELZ today announced new original programming for winter 2019 including four new specials, three new series and three returning series. Highlighting the specials is the U.S. premiere of Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie shot guerrilla style on the streets of Brooklyn with a BeeGees soundtrack and a fledgling 23-year-old John Travolta that became a cultural phenomenon. At the heart of '70s disco fever is one of the biggest voices that shaped contemporary music in Donna Summer and the new special Donna Summer: Disco Queen shows how she became the queen of disco ushering in a new era of sound that is still heard today. Donna Summer: Disco Queen leads a week packed with '70s themed programming starting Monday, January 14 with shows about the celebrities, music and movies that defined a generation. (more...)

REELZ Kicks Off Winter 2019 Slate with a Return to the 1970s with New Specials, New Series and Returning Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

REELZ today announced new original programming for winter 2019 including four new specials, three new series and three returning series. Highlighting the specials is the U.S. premiere of Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie shot guerrilla style on the streets of Brooklyn with a BeeGees soundtrack and a fledgling 23-year-old John Travolta that became a cultural phenomenon. At the heart of '70s disco fever is one of the biggest voices that shaped contemporary music in Donna Summer and the new special Donna Summer: Disco Queenshows how she became the queen of disco ushering in a new era of sound that is still heard today. Donna Summer: Disco Queen leads a week packed with '70s themed programming starting Monday, January 14 with shows about the celebrities, music and movies that defined a generation. (more...)

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Comes to Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

In this stunning 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winner, we meet Pops, an ex-cop and widower clinging to one of the last Rent-controlled apartments in NYC, dealing with a never-ending swirl of demands from family, friends, former colleagues, and a shady church lady...until he resolves to draw the line and make some demands of his own. (more...)

Cornelia Street Cafe And Underground To Close On January 2, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

On its tenth anniversary, New York City Mayor, Ed Koch, named the Cornelia Street Cafe 'a culinary as well as a cultural landmark.' Now that landmark will close its doors at 29 Cornelia Street for good on January 2, 2019. A year ago, The New York Times reported that the Cafe was in trouble, with a soaring Rent threatening closure. An official reason for the shuttering has not been revealed, but according to DNAInfo, landlord Mark Scharfman is 'a frequent fixture on various 'Worst Landlord' lists.' (more...)

Meghan Murphy, Big Red & The Boys Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Meghan Murphy in Big Red & The Boys  on Dec 19th, 2018 at 9:30pm. An evening of Songs, Stories and Spirits with Songstress Powerhouse Meghan "Big Red Murphy and her holiday boys, Patrick Andrews, John Francisco, TJ Chernick and Nick Davio. This ain't your mama's holiday show! Big voices. Big laughs. Big Red. (more...)

Meet the Cast of CHOIR BOY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Dec 12, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club is hosting the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Trip Cullman. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Broadway Beats Hunger Charity Concert in New Jersey
by Carissa Chesanek - Dec 12, 2018

Last night, Broadway's finest talent took center stage at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse's second annual Broadway Beats Hunger charity event. (more...)

Lexi Lawson, Ali Ewoldt, And Desi Oakley Lead BROADWAY IS 850 STRONG Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "Broadway is 850 Strong," a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Michael on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

2018 Grants And Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award Announced By Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

At a Christmas gathering at the new premises of the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation in Neutral Bay recently, the successful recipients of its 2018 Grants were announced. The Foundation provides financial and practical support for a wide variety of individuals and organisations involved in Australian theatre and performing arts including the funding of an annual grants program. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Spotlight Announced For BroadwayCon 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 lineup. As part of the Spotlight series, the panel will feature Taylor Trensch (the curRent Evan Hansen), Michael Lee Brown (Alternate Evan Hansen; u/s Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman), and Andrew Barth Feldman (Evan Hansen, starting January 30) in conversation on Saturday, January 12 at 11:15 a.m. (more...)

Catch The Holiday Spirit With James & Frei at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

James & Frei come to Rockwood Music Hall on Monday December 17th at 8PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Dreams Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

This week, Broadway Dreams and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization hosted the 70th Anniversary gala concert celebration of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning musical triumph, South Pacific.  (more...)

Annalise Mendez & Branden R. Mangan Appear at Feinstein's 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Annalise Mendez & Branden. R Mangan in a one night only Broadway Cabaret on January 3rd 2019. (more...)

Richard Kline Takes Over the Diner as Joe in WAITRESS on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Joe's Pie Diner will be Opening Up with Richard Kline in the role of 'Joe' on December 14th when the tour is in Spokane, WA at First Interstate Center for the Arts. Waitress is the hit Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly's 2007 motion picture. (more...)

BWW Review: "Special" AVENUE Q at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Dec 11, 2018

It has been said that dying is easy, farce is hard to do! And, 'Avenue Q,' the delightful, satirical, coming of age parable by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, is farce at its highest level. (more...)

BWW Review: Ross Petty's THE WIZARD OF OZ is Pure Magic
by Taylor Long - Dec 11, 2018

Ross Petty's panto is back and better than ever! THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Elgin Theatre is a loose adaption of the classic story with a modern/environmentally-conscious twist. Ross Petty's panto has become a staple of the Toronto theatre community, entertaining generations of audiences for over 20 years. It's a communal performance experience unlike any other and a holiday tradition you can't miss. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Maine Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Appleton Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Appleton, WI Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Austin Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Connecticut Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

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