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Broadway at the Cabaret: Tony Yazbeck, Matt Doyle, Rebecca Luker & Many More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 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: Matt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck, Broadway Goes A Cappella, and The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Concert (more...)

Idina Menzel Rings in the Holiday Season at Apple's Annual Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

Apple hosted its annual Beer Bash employee gathering in California this week, to celebrate the start of the holiday season, according to Mac Rumors. (more...)

BWW Review: Kids Bring the Rock in SCHOOL OF ROCK at Mirvish
by Taylor Long - Dec 8, 2018

Before the show even begins, the voice of Andrew Lloyd Webber informs us all that the kids in SCHOOL OF ROCK play their instruments live. This becomes overwhelmingly impressive as the show progresses. SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Julian Fellows is an adaption of the successful Paramount movie starring Jack Black. In this musical interpretation, the kids take centre stage as the stars of the show. (more...)

Bozar is Bringing NEXT TO NORMAL to Belgium 12/26/18 to 1/6/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

NEXT TO NORMAL is coming this holiday season to Belgium, running from December 26th 2018 to January 6th 2019. (more...)

Eden Espinosa and Erin Dilly Join SOUTH PACIFIC 70th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Broadway Dreams and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization announced today that two-time Grammy Award-winner Isabel Leonard, Broadway vet Eden Espinosa, and Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly will join the cast of the previously announced 70th Anniversary gala concert celebration of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning musical triumph, South Pacific. The evening will take place on Monday, December 10, 2018 at The St. Regis New York (2 E 55th Street) and will serve as a fundraiser for Broadway Dreams, a not-for-profit performing arts training organization with global reach. Tickets for the event start at $1,000 and can be purchased at broadwaydreams.org/event-tickets. (more...)

THE LION KING, WEST SIDE STORY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's December Stage-to-Screen Report
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

There have been many announcements in the last few weeks about upcoming stage to screen adaptations. WEST SIDE STORY announced a casting call for Maria, the first official teaser for THE LION KING was released, and Rent LIVE released the first cast photoshoot. (more...)

Matt Doyle: Make The Season Bright, A Well-Strung Christmas, Lorna Luft Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 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...)

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Reschedule January 2019 Engagement at Feinstein's
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Broadway giants Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp have postponed their upcoming engagement of their intimate, unplugged hit show, Acoustically Speaking - A 20-Year Friendship, at Feinstein's at the Nikko. Originally scheduled for Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19, 2019, the engagement will now take placeFriday, April 19 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. Ticket holders for the January engagement will automatically have their tickets transferred to the new performances dates, and will receive updated confirmation information in the coming days. Refunds will be available for those unable to attend. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: First Look at Artwork for RENT on FOX!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

There's no day but January 27, 2019 when it comes to FOX's Rent. Check out the just-released artwork for the highly-anticipated television event below! (more...)

RENT $25 Rush Tickets Announced At The Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Broadway in Cincinnati announced today that a limited number of seats in the front sides of the orchestra section will be available for $25 for every performance of Rent, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical.  The $25 tickets are available for in-person purchases at the Aronoff Center Box Office, located at 650 Walnut St., on the day of each performance only, two hours prior to the show.  The $25 tickets are limited to two tickets per person, cash only.  Line can begin forming 2 ½ hours prior to the show. (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour playing at Honeywell Center 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

The classic rock musical Rent will play at Honeywell Center on December 9th as a part of it's 20th anniversary tour. (more...)


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Idina Menzel Joins Roundabout Spring Gala, Honoring John Lithgow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces Idina Menzel will join the 2019 Gala evening celebrating John Lithgow with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Menzel will perform a unique concert created exclusively for the special occasion. (more...)

Danny Marin's Back With An All New Cabaret: MEDIOCRE AT BEST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award nominee, Best Solo Show 2017 (Danny Marin: The Nicest Bitch You Know). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Give the Gift of Broadway This Holiday Season with Items from BC/EFA!
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Dec 5, 2018

'It's December again? How did that happen? Where did 2018 go? And more importantly... how am I going to get all of my holiday shopping done?!' (more...)

Netflix Enters Into a Multi-Year First Look Deal with Chris Columbus
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

 Netflix has entered into a multi-year first look deal with Academy Award nominated writer, producer, director Chris Columbus and his 1492 Pictures partners, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Under the deal, Netflix gets a first look at any feature film that Columbus and his partners want to produce. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford to Play Judy Holliday in SMART BLONDE
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Tony winner, Annaleigh Ashford has been cast as Judy Holliday in' Smart Blonde,' a biopic about about Oscar-winning actress, according to Deadline. (more...)

Scott Chaloff Joins Seller Suarez Productions as Head of TV and Film Development
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Scott Chaloff has joined Seller Suarez Productions as Head of Development for Television and Film. In his new position, Chaloff will develop new material for Seller Suarez's first look deal at Universal Television and build out a feature slate. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Brown/Trinity Rep TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program presents its December thesis show, tick, tick…BOOM!, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin, a third year student in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing program. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, this rock musical set in 1990 New York City tells the story of an aspiring theater composer, as he is forced to reevaluate his passions and decide whether he should keep pursuing his dream or give it all up for a stable career. Performances run November 29 through December 9 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Downtown Providence. General admission is $15 with a discounted price of $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.TrinityRep.com. (more...)

Stephanie Klemons' Katie's Art Project To Release First Holiday Album
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Stephanie Klemons (Hamilton, If/Then, In the Heights), Associate Choreographer of Hamilton and Founder of Katie's Art Project, releases first holiday album on December 14 featuring Broadway's Marcus Paul James (Rent, In the Heights) original song, 'Best Time of Them All' in support of Katie's Art Project. (more...)

Boxcar Introduces SUNDAY SOLO SERIES In January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Boxcar Theatre is pleased to announce its inaugural SUNDAY SOLO SERIES at The Palace Theatre, home of The Speakeasy, starting in January. The Series will feature three exceptional artists: magician-storyteller Kevin Blake and actor-singers Doris Bumpus and Dedrick Weathersby. (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...)

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 Nashville Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 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...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Phoenix Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 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...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW San Francisco Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 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...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Sweden Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 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...)

Serge Clivio Returns To Feinstein's/54Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Serge Clivio in An Evening with Serge Clivio… (and Friends)! on Tuesday, January 29th at 9:30pm. Back by popular demand and fresh off the success of his first headlining concert, Sticks & Stones, actor, singer and recording artist, Serge Clivio, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below's stage with a brand new show! Find out how Serge grew up to love so many diffeRent genres of music and how they all have shaped him into the performer and vocalist that he is today. With the help of some very special guests, this intimate and inspirational evening will leave audiences dreaming big and wanting more! (more...)

Ring In 2019 At The Sheen Center! Lineup Of Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced its 2019 winter/spring season, a rich program of theater, film, music, poetry, art, and talk events featuring artists and thought leaders including Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter;Tony Award winner Lena Hall; Grammy Award-winning musician and recording artist Eileen Ivers; Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nomineeAlexander Gemignani;and journalist and former Wall Street Journal columnist Sohrab Ahmari. (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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