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by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
La Jolla Playhouse has announced the complete cast and creative team for its upcoming musical Fly, based on the J.M. Barrie novel Peter and Wendy, with book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Playhouse's Guards at the Taj, Broadway's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo); music by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Bill Sherman (music director for Sesame Street; orchestrator for In the Heights); lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin) and Rajiv Joseph, direction by multiple Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton, Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights), and co-choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, Bandstand) and Stephanie Klemons (In the Heights). Fly will run February 18 - March 29 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2020
Ladies and gentleman, whether you like it or not, Hedwig! We're celebrating the birthday of Tony Award winner Lena Hall by looking back at her opening night of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Broadway's Belasco Theatre! Check out the video to see Lena alongside Neil Patrick Harris, composer Stephen Trask, book writer John Cameron Mitchell, and more celebrating Hedwig's arrival on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Casting has been announced and tickets are now on sale for Starring Buffalo's EVITA, April 3-4 at Shea's 710 Theater. The soaring epic musical by seven-time Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and three-time Academy Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar) charts Eva Peron's rise to become the most powerful woman in Latin America, and features some of musical theater's finest songs, including the smash hit 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina'.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is returning to New York in a special concert presentation from Manhattan Concert Productions on February 17th at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall! In celebration of the highly-anticipated production, we're giving you a guide to the star-studded cast, including Noah Galvin, Alex Newell, Jessica Vosk, Andy Karl, and so many more!
VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff, Gavin Lee, and More Perform at Epcot for International Festival of the Arts
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2020
On Saturday, January 25th, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida featured a special livestream presentation of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, featuring performances by Broadway stars Alton Fitzgerald ('The Lion King'), Kissy Simmons ('The Lion King'), Heidi Blickenstaff ('The Little Mermaid') and Gavin Lee ('Mary Poppins').
VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff, Gavin Lee & More Perform at Epcot for International Festival of the Arts- Watch LIVE Tomorrow at 7:55pm!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
On Saturday, January 25th, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will feature a special livestream presentation of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, featuring performances by Broadway stars Alton Fitzgerald ('The Lion King'), Kissy Simmons ('The Lion King'), Heidi Blickenstaff ('The Little Mermaid') and Gavin Lee ('Mary Poppins'). Check back tomorrow at 7:55pm to watch live!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 15th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 7 at 2PM & 7:30PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Snow date is Sunday, March 8.. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as a?oeMatt Morgana??, The Big Broadcast! is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee a?oeFred Kelleya?? for his 13th consecutive season. Mount Holyoke alum, bassist and singer Caitlin Jaene Mercer, will join The Big Broadcast! as special guest.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Disney Theatrical Productions President & Producer Thomas Schumacher announced this weekend at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA that Michael James Scott, an Aladdin original cast member, will be returning to Broadway on Friday, February 28th at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Horizon Theatre Company opens its 36th season with one of the most critically acclaimed musicals of recent history, Once. Recipient of eleven 2012 Tony Award nominations, and winner of eight including Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Book, Once is a musical based on the 2007 film of the same name by John Carney. Like the film, music and lyrics are by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, including the Academy Award-winning song 'Falling Slowly.' With book by Enda Walsh. Horizon Theatre Company's Atlanta premiere starts performances January 31 (Press Opening February 7, 2020) and runs until March 8, 2020 in Little Five Points/Inman Park (1083 Austin Avenue N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307). The show is directed by Horizon Theatre Artistic Associate Heidi McKerley, who directed the 2019 Horizon hit The Wolves. Musical direction is by Ed Thrower who recently led the creative team for Serenbe's production of Hair.
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2020
Orion Pictures has released a new trailer for Gretel & Hansel. A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2020
Disney World is presenting a Disney on Broadway concert series during Epcot International Festival of the Arts this month. The series kicked off this weekend and you can check out a video from Gavin Lee and Heidi Blickenstaff's performance!
by Debbie Hall - Jan 17, 2020
Audiences loved The Cocktail Cabaret during its year-long run at Caesars Palace, and now the show will be touring with scheduled shows in Florida. Back by popular demand, the full production version of The Cocktail Cabaret, presented by PK Entertainment, will begin the tour with two special performances at Notoriety in downtown Las Vegas Jan. 22 and Jan. 23.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2020
Today's top stories: read the reviews for My Name is Lucy Barton, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has shared the co-chair and host committee list of the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories, which will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. The Gala will honor the National Black Theatre Festival, David Henry Hwang, and TCG's arts advocacy at the federal level.
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2020
Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe nominated artist Matthew Morrison has partnered with Disney Music to release a fresh contemporary take on some of his favorite iconic Disney songs. 'Disney Dreamin' with Matthew Morrison' will feature material from beloved Disney classics such as Aladdin, Toy Story, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Tarzan and more. The full album will be released on March 6, but you can check out the first single, 'Go the Distance' from Hercules, in the music video below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Hale Centre Theatre (HCT) will present the U.S. premiere of Strictly Ballroom, the stage adaptation of Baz Luhrman's cult classic film, Feb.5 through April 11.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Following the success of Ham and Passion and Toro: Beauty and the Bull, Spanish-born choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra and his DeNada Dance Theatre return to UK theatres in 2020 with Pons Guerra's latest dance theatre work, Mariposa, a transgender tragedy inspired by Puccini's Madame Butterfly.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Casting has been announced and tickets are now on sale for Starring Buffalo's EVITA, April 3-4 at Shea's 710 Theater. Tony Award-Winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) will play Eva, joining the previously announced Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie) as Che, Nicholas Rodriguez (Tarzan, The Sound of Music) as Juan Peron, Darryl Semira (Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams) as Magaldi and Leah Berst (MusicalFare's Bright Star) as The Mistress. The ensemble features many of Buffalo's best, including Karen Grace Harty, Matthew Iwanski - Jackson, Katy Miner, Ben Michael Moran, Matthew Rivera, Raphael Santos and Alexandria Watts, as well as nearly 100 other Western New York singers, dancers, and musicians.
Photo Flash: First Look at FLY at La Jolla Playhouse, Starring Storm Lever, Lincoln Clauss, Isabelle McCalla, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
La Jolla Playhouse presents the new musical Fly, based on the J.M. Barrie novel Peter and Wendy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Broadway March Madness is coming to THE BLACK BOX, the region's premier theater, music, and event venue in downtown Franklin. Stars of Broadway will be in residence at THE BLACK BOX throughout the month of March.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Has Announced Master Class and Summer Camp Early Bird Prices
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Dr. Phillips Center has released details about its upcoming schedule!
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2020
Top Gun: Maverick received an all new TV spot for the 2020 Super Bowl!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Today, Segerstrom Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its 2020 FREE Disney Musicals in Schools student share performance, hosted by Kayla Cyphers, who stars as Nala in The North American Tour of Disney's The Lion King. On Wednesday, March 11 at 5:00pm, 200 elementary school students from Arthur F. Corey Elementary (Buena Park), Garfield Elementary (Santa Ana), Frank Vessels Elementary (Cypress), and Sycamore Elementary (Orange) will sing and dance their way through scenes from Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS and Aladdin KIDS in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Disney Musicals in Schools is designed to help Orange County public elementary schools create sustainable musical theater programs.
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Looking back on a decade of sensationalism… In 2009, 24-year-old actor Jared Masters transplanted from the intensity of New York City to the splendor of Venice Beach, California. In 2010, he wrangled his friends and convinced one of their fathers to front-load the first picture, Climb It, Tarzan! (2011), featuring a mighty all-female onslaught of talent. Frolic Pictures (almost Lemonade Pictures) was born.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh and Daniel Casey will star as Sam, Annie and Walter respectively in SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle. They are joined by Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor, Tania Mathurin as Becky and Jake Sharp as Rob. SLEEPLESS will premiere in London on 1 April 2020 at the newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London, with previews from 24 March.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre's 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Broadway star, Norm Lewis, will lead Children of Eden at the Arcada Theatre in Chicago along with David Phelps and Brian Justin Crum,
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020
Today's top stories: Audra McDonald and Bobby Cannavale will lead A Streetcar Named Desire at Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer, and more!
Marina Pires Will Make Broadway Debut as Jasmine ALADDIN; Ainsley Melham and Rodney Ingram Will Return!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Disney's Aladdin has announced new principal cast members ahead of the company's sixth anniversary. Ainsley Melham, star of the original Australian production of Aladdin, will return to the title role on Broadway in March. The exact date will be announced in the near future. Melham previously played the role on Broadway in 2019. Rodney Ingram will re-join the Broadway company to play the role starting Monday, February 17th until Melham's return. Marina Pires (On Your Feet! National Tour) will make her Broadway debut as Jasmine.
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 10, 2020
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-winning actress and singer Lena Hall about Guns N' Roses' 1987 debut album 'Appetite for Destruction.' They also discuss Axl Rose, Cats, Billy Porter, 'Legally Blonde,' Patti LuPone, 'Evita,' Donna Summer, 'Tarzan,' 'Kinky Boots,' Jimi Hendrix, 'Rent,' Janis Joplin, Damon Daunno, Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, and My Little Pony. Lena talks about her unique artistic journey, from growing up in the ballet world, to singing in the rock band The Deafening, to winning a Tony Award for her portrayal of Yitzhak in the acclaimed Broadway revival of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.' In 'Hedwig,' Lena performed alongside John Cameron Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, and Darren Criss, before stepping into the title role herself for the National Tour.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Denmark Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Join BPA for a heartwarming story just right for the holidays as BPA presents Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical December 6 - 22. This magical story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny is based on Roald Dahl's beloved book. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 4, 2019
Today's top stories: Jordan Fisher will join Dear Evan Hansen, and more!
Photo Flash: Take a Look at Rehearsal Photos of the BTC Gala And Alumni Show THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Broadway Training Center of Westchester's 2020 Winter Gala could not be more aptly named. Drawing inspiration from one of cinema's most iconic musical fantasies, artistic directors Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos have titled the Jan. 4 fundraiser “There's No Place Like Home.”
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2019
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Denmark Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Broadway veteran and America's Got Talent contestant, Brian Justin Crum, will be taking on the role of Cain/Japheth in Stephen Schwartz and John Caird's Children of Eden, set to open at the historic Arcada Theatre this coming August for a limited engagement Broadway-scaled upgrade.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
December 19th Update: MUSICAL THE MUSICAL - SHADOWBOX LIVE Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Columbus Awards Voting
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
December 19th Update: DJÆVELENS LÆRLING - Heltemus Production Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Denmark Awards Voting
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Denmark Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019
Paramount Pictures has shared a behind the scenes look at Top Gun: Maverick in a new aviation featurette.
Theatre Communications Group Will Honor David Henry Hwang and National Black Theatre Festival at 2020 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th Street). The Gala will honor the National Black Theatre Festival of Winston-Salem and David Henry Hwang and will include festive performances, inspiring speakers, and a celebratory dinner with theatre leaders, celebrities, and enthusiasts. A 6:00pm cocktail reception will be followed by a 7:00pm seated dinner, with entertainment beginning at 7:20pm. Additional programming will be announced soon.
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Denmark Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019
Paramount Pictures has released the new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick, out in theaters on June 26, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Professional Theatre for Schools and Families invites all aspiring actors as well as students looking for fun to join the RCT Winter Academy. Winter Academy Classes will kick off in January 2020. All RCT Academy Classes are held at the Roanoke Children's Theatre Studio (located at the Scottish Rite Auditorium - 622 Campbell Ave SW). Academy Classes provide high quality theatre education for ages 3 through 12th grade.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins the new year with the world premiere Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard Curtis. Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber begins performances Thursday, January 30, 2020, and will continue through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the major sponsor of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm.