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by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
Michael G. Murphy, president of Shea's Performing Arts Center, is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Shea's Smith Season, featuring Buffalo-based Second Generation Theatre and O'Connell & Company.
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
Creating In Color Music in partnership with the Black Theatre Coalition will present a new concert series at the legendary Stonewall Inn.
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022
The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022
Broadway's Tony Award-winning original Elphaba, Idina Menzel, stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show for a surprise visit with the Broadway production's current green girl, Talia Suskauer.
by Drew Eberhard - May 18, 2022
Anyone who has been immersed in “Pop Culture” over the last 30+ years has seen, heard, or knows every line and sequence of the 1990 Romantic Comedy Pretty Woman starring the iconic duo of Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. The film is about a down-and-out hooker in Los Angeles trying to make ends meet until she stumbles upon the suave, debonaire businessman Edward Lewis. Directed by Gary Marshall, the film itself was supposed to represent a cautionary tale of class and prostitution, however, the Budget was raised and what came forth was a Romantic Comedy that soon became the third-highest-grossing film of the 1990s. Despite receiving mixed reviews at the Box Office, the film earned Julia Roberts a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Vivian Ward, and a Nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards.
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2022
We've got a first look at Signature Theatre's The Upstairs Department, a play by Chelsea Marcantel (Airness, Everything is Wonderful), which plays in Signature's ARK Theatre for live performances now through June 12, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Idina Menzel has launched a new clothing line called Encore!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect, Spring Awakening, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) made his debut as Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS last night, Tuesday, May 17, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
59E59 Theaters has announced their Summer/Fall 2022 Season, which will include the in-person return of the East to Edinburgh Festival, as well as two additional productions presented by Primary Stages, On That Day in Amsterdam and peerless as part of their inaugural season as 59E59 Theaters’ Resident Off Broadway Theater Company.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre will present Dreaming Zenzile, based on the life of Miriam Makeba, by Grammy-nominated Vocalist/Composer Somi Kakoma, directed by Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee, NYTW Usual Suspect & former NYTW 2050 Artistic Fellow Lileana Blain-Cruz.
by Bruce Glikas - May 17, 2022
Just last night, Billy Crudup and Deirdre O'Connell co-hosted Vineyard Theatre's annual gala, honoring New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera and celebrating the music of the extraordinary late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro. 
by Elliot Lanes - May 17, 2022
Today’s subject Schele Williams is currently living her Theatre Life as the director of the World Premiere TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) production Show Way The Musical now running in the Family Theater at Kennedy Center through May 29th.
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2022
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre's world premiere production of the captivating new musical Afterwords, is now on stage through May 21.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
The blockbuster musical RENT will open at the award-winning TADA Theatre June 9th. RENT is a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning theatrical production that follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022
The blockbuster musical RENT will open at the award-winning TADA Theatre June 9th.
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022
Are you ready to rock?  MPAC's annual spring musical takes the stage June 3-5 with four performances of School of Rock.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
The Green Room 42 will present a special concert reading of the new musical, Fountain of You, on Monday May 23 at 9:30 PM. Fountain of You features book and lyrics by Tasha Gordon-Solmon and music by Faye Chiao, and stars Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls, Bring it On The Musical) and Maya Days (Rent, Aida).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022
The Sherman Players will present their second production of the 2022 season, STEPPING OUT, written by Richard Harris and directed by Kate Kovacs of New Milford. The play will also feature tap choreography by Tina Morrissette. The production will run July 1 - 23 at the Sherman Playhouse.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
The New York Premiere of the BroadwayWorld Award-winning A Black and White Cookie by Gary Morgenstein, directed by Marcello Rollando, will play The Tank Theater (312 West 36th Street New York, NY 10018), July 9-24.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
Shakespeare in the Squares today announces the full cast for their fifth anniversary production of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Sioned Jones directs Mark Carlisle, Laura Gomez Garcia, Indigo Griffiths, Phyllis Ho, Ellis Kerkhoven, William Shackleton, Wilf Walsworth and Sasha Wilson.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
After a successful 8-week run with nearly all sold-out performances, Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre will extend Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical Tick, Tick… Boom! on May 28 – 30, 2022.
by Team BWW - May 14, 2022
Earlier this week, the Broadway community celebrated the 2021-22 season with the announcement of nominations for the 75th Annual Tony Awards. What better time to raise the roof with a Broadway party?
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022
Today and tomorrow's performances of Broadway's smash hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical have been cancelled. An Instagram story post from the show's official account broke the news. The notice reads, 'Due to positive COVID cases in the company, performances today and tomorrow of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway are cancelled.' 
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2022
The worlds of drag and Broadway are about to collide in a major way with Drag: The Musical- a full-length, herstory-making show from the minds of songwriters Tomas Costanza, Ashley Gordon, and drag superstar Alaska Thunderfuck. Today, the studio cast recording was released in advance of several forthcoming live event workshops this June at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles. 
by Stephen Mosher - May 13, 2022
The popular boy group returns to the scene of the crime: the cabaret club where they were first formed and their hit show played, before the pandemic
by Michael Major - May 13, 2022
Today, Bay Area-based Monophonics released their new full-length Sage Motel via Colemine Records. The world's premier psychedelic soul band, Monophonics cordially invites you to attend the grand re-opening of the once thriving, once vibrant establishment, the legendary Sage Motel.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
New York Theatre Workshop and La MaMa announced today programming for the third annual Reflections of Native Voices Festival.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
On Site Opera, New York’s pioneering opera company rooted in site-specific storytelling and the immersive experience, is celebrating their tenth anniversary season with an al fresco birthday bash, June 14 at Ellington in the Park.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022
Nominations for the 2022 FREDDY Awards were announced today, Thursday, May 12th, during the live broadcast of the on 69 News at Noon on WFMZ-TV.
by Scott Rawson - May 12, 2022
Dear Evan Hansen has been a long-awaited show for this reviewer and it did not disappoint. The show was inspired by the true story of Benj Pasek, the show's lyricist, who, after a high school classmate died of a drug overdose, witnessed classmates tell false stories of being part of the deceased student's life.
by Jay Irwin - May 12, 2022
Dear Readers, by now you know that one of my major pet peeves for any show is what I call “someone else’s therapy on stage”. Other people’s problems just aren’t interesting, and I don’t need to see you work through them. Such is the first issue of many I have with the new musical “Afterwords”, currently playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre. The second main issue being that the show appears to have been written with a cliché search engine.
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022
Harmony: A New Musical, starring musical theatre icons Chip Zien (Into the Woods, Caroline, Or Change) and Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the Opera), has announced the recording of their original cast album, to be produced by Barry Manilow and co-produced by Lawrence Manchester. Jill Dell'Abate is the Production Manager.
by - May 12, 2022
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5/12/2022 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022
Broadway Star Anthony Rapp will open the Tower Theatre Foundation's Inaugural Stage the Change PNW Conference in Bend, Oregon on Friday, May 20, 2022 with a keynote to conference attendees followed by a concert to attendees as well as members of the general public.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
Theatre and Dance at Wayne, the producing arm of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University, has announced its 2022-2023 production season. 
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
 Creative Liberties, based on a foundation of artists helping artists, is presenting a “Blooming Art Show Artists Market,” Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; “Wine & Design—A pARTy!” Thursday, May 26, 5:30-8 p.m.; and the company’s first open exhibition, “Here Comes the Sun,” June 9-30, with the opening reception on Thursday, June 9, 5-8 p.m.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
In 2014 #gamergate started trending on Twitter. The movement it spawned would lead to the resurgence of white nationalism, the election of Donald Trump and the murder of an anti-fascist activist in Charlottesville as well as multiple other murders and terrorist attacks across Europe and the United States.
by Tara McGowan-Ross - May 11, 2022
I like musicals, in theory. I genuinely don’t like very many of them in practice. I know that the true and beautiful melding of rock and musical theatre is possible, because I have seen it. When I’m hard on musicals, I am not angry. I am disappointed. I know that musicals can be good.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 11, 2022
WAM Theatre joins the Berkshire Community in celebrating Pride Month with a Fresh Takes Play Reading of Bright Half Life by Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Nominated writer Tanya Barfield (The Call, Blue Door). The play is directed by Gina Kaufmann (Professor of Performance and Directing at University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and will be presented on Sunday, June 5, at 2pm at MASS MoCA in North Adams. Tickets are on sale now. This reading is being presented as part of Berkshire County’s annual LGBTQ+ Pride celebration in partnership with Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition and MASS MoCA.
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022
Orlando Repertory Theatre will join in partnership with TheaterWorksUSA bringing three productions to Orlando REP stages during 2022-2023.  After a successful presentation of TheaterWorksUSA's The Pout-Pout Fish earlier this year, a full season partnership brings Dog Man: The Musical, Click, Clack, Moo, and The Lightning Thief: Theater for Young Audiences Edition to Orlando family audiences. Orlando REP's full 2022-2023 Season will be announced soon.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022
Vineyard Theatre has announced that Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show,” The Vineyard’s Harry Clarke) and Deirdre O'Connell (recent Tony Nominee for Dana H.) will co-host Vineyard Theatre’s annual gala on Monday, May 16, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022
Masking will be recommended but not required, beginning on Thursday, May 19—the opening night performance of the 2022 Boston Pops season. To gain entry to Symphony Hall, patrons must show proof of full vaccination (two doses where applicable) or a negative test result (see further details below).
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 100 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020.
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - May 11, 2022
El próximo sábado, 14 de mayo, el actor controlará durante 24 horas la cuenta de BroadwayWorld Spain en Instagram.
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022
The Chain Theatre has announced their latest expansion at 312 W. 36th Street, now home to theaters and studios on both the 3rd and 4th floor of the building.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022
Kokandy Productions is launching its Tenth Anniversary Season this summer with the Chicago storefront premiere of Cruel Intentions: The ’90 Musical, a flirty and fun, nostalgia-packed show laced with hits from ‘90s including No Doubt, Jewel, Britney Spears, Garbage and many more. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022
East West Players has announced casting for the rolling world premiere of INTERSTATE, an Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical that follows Dash, a transgender spoken word performer who becomes internet-famous along with his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022
David Venn Enterprises (The Wedding Singer, Bring It On: The Musical) is thrilled to add Perth and Canberra seasons to the national tour of Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical, kicking off in Melbourne from 25 May.