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Chris McCarrell, George Salazar, and More Set For 54 SINGS INGRID MICHAELSON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Dust off your feelings and curl up with your Broadway faves to celebrate singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson in an evening of indie folk tunes, heartrending ballads, and empowering pop numbers! (more...)

The Countdown Is On To The World Premiere Of THE BAND In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Excitement is building for the world premiere of THE BAND which opens its UK tour at Manchester Opera House next month. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The work of Czech playwright and later on president Vaclav Havel and the history of Czech dissent is the inspiration for the site-specific immersive show The Vanek Trilogy: Living Room Soirees. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF Concert, CD Signing Adds Show, Will Feature Cut Songs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

By popular demand, the one-night-only special event concert and album signing, featuring original cast members of the Off-Broadway hit, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, has announced a second show on Monday, August 28 at 9:30PM at The Green Room 42, hosted by composer and lyricist Rob Rokicki. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017. (more...)

Breaking: Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, Quentin Earl Darrington & Alex Newell Join ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell ('Glee'), Merle Dandridge('Greenleaf'), and Quentin Earl Darrington (Cats) will join the cast of 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...)

GLEE, WAITRESS Star Jenna Ushkowitz Visits the Broadwaysted Podcast
by Broadwaysted - Aug 7, 2017

Don't Stop Believin' Broadwaysted Fans...this week we are thrilled and full of...glee...because we're sitting down for some drinks and some laughs with the incredible Jenna Ushkowitz! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

Musical Podcast 36 QUESTIONS, Starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton, Releases Final Episode
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 7, 2017

Last month, the podcasting company Two-Up launched something unlike anything heard before, a three-part musical called 36 QUESTIONS. The audio show stars Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, HAMILTON, FROZEN) and Jessie Shelton, most recently seen Off-Broadway in HADESTOWN. (more...)

MY WHITELIST Cabaret Raises Visibility for Trans Performers, Disabled Performers, and Performers of Color
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Asking any actor about their 'dream roles' is a pretty easy conversation starter. But that conversation is different and loaded for actors who aren't white/cis/non-disabled. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Added to 3rd Annual ELSIEFEST Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Tony and Grammy nominated actor and singer Jeremy Jordan (CW's Supergirl, Disney's Newsies, NBC's Smash) has been added to the 3rd annual Elsie Fest lineup. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Replaces Matthew Morrison at Westport Country Playhouse Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

'Hamilton' Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Jonathan Groff has stepped in to headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 Gala on Saturday evening, September 9. Groff will replace previously announced Matthew Morrison who is no longer available to perform at this year's Gala due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, Spring Awakening, and More! (more...)

Acclaimed Songwriter Scott Alan Returns To Birdland In October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome back acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan in "Home Again," a very special concert on Monday, October 2nd at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at JustArt Theatricals, LLC
by Rosanne DellAversano - Aug 3, 2017

JustArt Theatricals, LLC - A new theater company wants all to know. (more...)

VIDEO: TERMS OF MY SURRENDER's Michael Moore Talks Taking Back Washington & More on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Michael Moore, making his Broadway debut in the one-man show THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER, stopped by today's THE VIEW to talk about why Trump won the Presidential election, abolishing the Electoral College, and what Democrats must do to win back Washington. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ken Davenport's Producing Perspective
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 2, 2017

Ken Davenport, Tony-Award winning Broadway producer, is gearing up for his next project 'Once on This Island' to hit the Great White Way this fall.  When not working on his four other shows on Broadway (Groundhog Day, Kinky Boots, and The Play That Goes Wrong) he writes a blog called 'The Producer's Perspective' giving up and coming theatre artists a behind the scenes look at his role in the industry. (more...)

Stars of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, HAMILTON and WAITRESS to Sing Songs by Lyons & Pakchar at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Stars of Broadway's Once on This Island, Hamilton and Waitress will join contemporary composing team Douglas Lyons & Ethan D. Pakchar in concert August 28th at Rockwood Music Hall's Stage 2. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING Opens Tonight at Rhino Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Spring Awakening, winner of eight Tony Awards on Broadway, including Best Musical, opens at Rhino Theatre tonight, August 2, and will run until August 13.  (more...)

Charles Pang and Jessica Wu to Lead NY Premiere of Chinese Classic ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Bob Ost of Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, have announced the complete casting for the N.Y. premiere of Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji. (more...)

Wesley Taylor and Alex Wyse's Hit Webseries INDOOR BOYS is Now Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Indoor Boys is a new web series (comedy/LGBT) created by and starring Wesley Taylor ("Smash"/"The Good Wife"/Broadway's The Addams Family) and Alex Wyse ("Marvel's Iron Fist"/"Masters of Sex"/Broadway's Spring Awakening). The short-form digital series - each installment is roughly 5 minutes in length - has eight episodes in its first season. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 2nd, 2017: REALLY ROSIE at Encores! Off-Center and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 2, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: REALLY ROSIE begins at Encores! Off-Center and more! (more...)

Win Tickets to See Andy Mientus's BURN ALL NIGHT on Opening Night at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Today, the American Repertory Theater, TBD Theatricals, and the team of Burn All Night announce a digital scavenger hunt. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stars from Broadway's HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and FUN HOME will gather for "Bad Year/Good Music," featuring the work of emerging musical theater writer Rebekah M. Allen (L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Winner, Best Lyrics/Composition for WE ARE THE TIGERS). (more...)

Tickets now on sale for Theatre Wesleyan's 2017/18 season
by Jacob Sanchez - Aug 16, 2017

One classic play, a rock musical, a new comedy fresh from off-Broadway, and a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical will round out the 64th season at Texas Wesleyan University's Department of Theatre. (more...)

Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Other Theatre will continue its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph.  (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Alexandra Socha to Bring FINDING HOME to The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Green Room 42 presents Alexandra Socha in Finding Home on September 15, 2017. Join us for an evening of story through song. (more...)

GREASE Led By Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish To Play Toronto This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Irregular Entertainment producers David Galpern and Charles Roy, announced today that they are producing a new production of Grease: The Musical starring Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) as Sandy, Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder) as Rizzo, and introducing Dylan S. Wallach (Summer Blink, (Blank) My Life) as Danny, directed by Josh Prince (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical; Shrek, The Musical), this fall at The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto. Previews begin November 1, 2017, with Opening Night on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tickets go on sale September 5, 2017. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars to Hold Local Auditions for SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is holding dance auditions for the upcoming holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, which TUTS is bringing to Houston with Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP). (more...)

MARION BRIDGE Set for West Coast Premiere at Son of Semele Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

SJB Productions presents the West Coast Premiere of 'Marion Bridge' by award-winning Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor. The guest production runs September 8 through September 24 for a limited Los Angeles engagement at Son of Semele Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Finds Its 'Ti Moune' - Go Behind the Scenes and See a Special Message from the Star!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Hailey Kilgore, an 18 year-old Oregon native, will make her Broadway debut as Ti Moune in 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. Click below to go behind the scenes on the international search for Ti Moune, plus see a message from Hailey! (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast to Release New Radio Play 'Broadwaysted Away' 8/15
by Broadwaysted - Aug 14, 2017

Broadwaysted, the popular and hilarious theatre podcast, is proud to announce the World Premiere of Broadwaysted Away, a new and original three-part 'radio play' featuring an all-star cast. Written and edited by Kevin Jaeger with additional puns by Bryan Plofsky, Broadwaysted Away will be released as three consecutive weekly episodes of Broadwaysted free on iTunes. Part One of Broadwaysted Away premieres Tuesday, August 15th. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017


Something's Coming: Mark Your Calendar for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

Lisa Kron's 2.5 MINUTE RIDE to Make Philly Area Premiere at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Theatre Horizon's season of #WomenWhoDare starts off with a moving story of one family's history and culture that is made huge and universal by the power of theatre. Lisa Kron's 2.5 Minute Ride will have it's Philadelphia-area premiere at the Norristown theatre from October 6 through October 29, 2017. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Kyle Riabko and More Set for Cabaret 313's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Cabaret 313's 2017-18 season marks its fifth anniversary as Detroit's premier cabaret presenter, offering audiences the opportunity to experience some of Broadway's biggest names and brightest young talent. The season includes five performances across the city featuring Tony Award nominees and Grammy Award winners. (more...)

BWW Review: Wildwood Summer Theatre serenades SPRING AWAKENING
by Keith Tittermary - Aug 11, 2017

Back in the late 1970's Wildwood Summer Theater was producing a disco-themed West Side Story in the old Rockville Mall. In that production was a young high school kid named Michael Mayer who was dancing as a Jet. In 2007, that young kid won a Tony Award for directing the new Broadway Musical, Spring Awakening. Since 1965, WST has been producing shows that feature those between the ages of 14 and 25 in every single aspect. From director to orchestra to designer, every person involved is under 25. (more...)

Disney's Garrett Clayton to Reprise Role in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Theatre Under The STars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Disney star, Garrett Clayton, will reprise his role in the Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT. (more...)

Betsy Struxness and Brandon Carter to Star in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the Signature Season with Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jim Johnson of A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Rich Mehrenberg - Aug 10, 2017

Audiences will be amazed that our little community theatre has been so successful in presenting a polished, beautiful, and mature work of ART (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...)

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Names New Musical Theatre Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts announced last week that Joe Kemper has been named the theatre department's new Musical Theatre Director. He assumes his new role in mid-August.  (more...)

Josh Radnor, Gideon Glick, Lilli Cooper and More to Sing 'SONGS FROM ELI BOLIN' Tomorrow at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

As part of its New Writers at 54! summer series, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present SON OF SCHMOLIN: MORE SONGS FROM ELI BOLIN tomorrow, today, August 2, at 9:30pm. (more...)

NMI Live-Streams 20th STAGES Festival of New Musicals for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

A 20-year musical theatre tradition was streamed live for the first time this year. (more...)

Matt Doyle and More Complete Cast for A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Direct from a sold-out, critically-acclaimed London run, director Alexandra Spencer-Jones's electrifying stage production of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 literary masterpiece, has set its complete cast for its New York Premiere this fall at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: See Jonno Davies in a New Trailer for A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Direct from a sold-out, critically-acclaimed London run, director Alexandra Spencer-Jones's electrifying stage production of ACLOCKWORK ORANGE, based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 literary masterpiece, has set its complete cast for its New York Premiere this fall at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and released a brand-new trailer. Check it out below! (more...)

Atlantic For Kids to Present New York Premiere of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld JR - Aug 1, 2017

Atlantic for Kids' 2017-2018 Season will open Saturday, September 16 with the family musical Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, inspired by Ruby Bridges and the Little Rock Nine featuring music by Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons, lyrics and concept by Douglas Lyons, book by Melvin Tunstall III and direction by Tamilla Woodard. (more...)

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