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They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2018 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

The 2018 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or nine) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 88 awards! (more...)

VIDEO: FROZEN's Creative Team Talks the Technology That Brought the Show From Screen to Stage
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2018

Adapting a movie as magical as Frozen for the stage was not an easy feat, according to its creative team. Yahoo recently did an in-depth exploration of the technology that went into bringing this story from screen to stage. Watch the full video below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For The Hayes Theatre Co's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

The Hayes Theatre Co today announced the cast members for the upcoming romantic musical comedy, She Loves Me. Chosen for the inaugural Artist-Led Production Initiative, this heart-warming musical will charm audiences at Hayes Theatre Co from 24 August with tickets on sale now at hayestheatre.com.au. (more...)

BWW Interview: Audrey Cardwell of BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 8, 2018

It was exactly three years ago that I first spoke with Audrey Cardwell. At that time, she was in the ensemble of CINDERELLA on tour, often stepping in for the title character opposite her boyfriend, Andy Huntington Jones (who later starred in CATS on Broadway). Since then, her life has continued to play out like the fairytale she performed, now bringing her back into town as the leading lady of the new Broadway musical, BRIGHT STAR. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: June 7, 2018
by BWW Special - Jun 7, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

VIDEO: Watch 'Friend Like Me' From ALADDIN in 360!
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2018

Disney's Aladdin on Broadway has created a new 360 video experience. The VR video places the viewer right on stage of Broadway's legendary New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City for an immersive performance of the iconic 'Friend Like Me.' (more...)

Tickets Are Now On Sale For Broadway's New Musical Comedy THE PROM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Broadway's new musical comedy THE PROM by visiting www.Telecharge.com or calling 212.239.6200. Produced by Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke and Jack Lane, THE PROM will begin performances on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Wolfe, Astin, Urie and Cast Shine in Kennedy Center's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in a semi-staged concert, conceived and executive produced by Jeffrey Finn. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces An Exciting Lineup For Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 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...)

Photo Flash: The Piano Man Himself Billy Joel Visits FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Legendary singer/songwriter Billy Joel attended the Broadway smash Frozen at the St. James Theatre on Wednesday, June 6th and afterwards congratulated the show's stars Caissie Levy (Elsa) and Patti Murin (Anna) backstage. (more...)

North Charleston POPS! To Host 'Select Your Seat' Open House Party 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

???????The North Charleston POPS! concert series will host a "Select Your Seat" open house party on Monday, June 18 from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Music fans are invited to come out and "select their seats" for the 2018-2019 season. The party features music, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a wine tasting and backstage tours. Season ticket packages start at just $90. (more...)

FROZEN Brings the Storm to Playhouse Square in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Disney's FROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, will bring its North American tour to Cleveland as part of the 2019-2020 KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square in the summer of 2020. (more...)

Fran Drescher Joins Broadway Sings for Pride's Annual Charity Concert on June 18th
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Actress Fran Drescher is the latest performer to join THE LINEUP of BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE's 8th Annual Charity Concert 'Revolution' on Monday, June 18th at The Cutting Room in New York City. The Nanny star will be joined by Broadway/TV star Frankie J. Grande, Matt Doyle (Broadway's Spring Awakening, War Horse, The Book of Mormon), Project Runway's Sam Donovan, a special 50th reunion performance from the cast of Hair, and performances from cast members from Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, Frozen, Wicked and more. This star-studded event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, and surprises! The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to end on-line and off-line bullying. (more...)

Fran Drescher Joins Broadway Sings For Pride's Revolution Annual Charity Concert On June 18th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Actress Fran Drescher is the latest performer to join the lineup of BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE's 8th Annual Charity Concert 'Revolution' on Monday, June 18th at The Cutting Room in New York City. The Nanny star will be joined by Broadway/TV star Frankie J. Grande, Matt Doyle (Broadway's Spring Awakening, War Horse, The Book of Mormon), Project Runway's Sam Donovan, a special 50th reunion performance from the cast of Hair, and performances from cast members from Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, Frozen, Wicked and more.  This star-studded event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, and surprises! The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to end on-line and off-line bullying.  (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens the 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The 68th Broadway At Music Circus season begins June 12 with the beloved musical comedy Singin' in the Rain. Based on the film starring Gene Kelly as a dashing leading man in Hollywood's golden age, widely considered "The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time," the show features glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs. Performances of Singin'in the Rain are Tuesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 17 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

AVENUE Q Returns to Mercury Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

???????Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, is thrilled to announce that our homegrown production of AVENUE Q will be lovingly revived on the Mercury stage, from June 21st through September 9th, 2018. Press opening is Friday, June 29th at 8:00pm. After entertaining nearly 30,000 people over 169 performances and breaking all box office records for Mercury Theater Chicago, these sassy and lovable puppets are back for more fun and mischief. (more...)

BWW Previews: SUMMER STAGES in Atlanta
by Amy Zipperer - Jun 5, 2018

We've barely welcomed June, and it's already sizzling hot here in Atlanta, so as we all head inside to foster meaningful relationships with our air conditioners, there are really two viable options for leisure time:  fight with randos about Donald Trump on Twitter until you legitimately expect that you might have a stroke or head to the theater for a few blissful hours of phone-free, air-conditioned joy.  Translation:  Go to the theater this summer.  It's good for your health.  (more...)

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Arrives on Digital 6/5 and Blu-ray Combo Pack on 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Experience the uplifting story that shares the power of forgiveness when I Can Only Imagine arrives on  Digital June 5 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 12 from Lionsgate. Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms' Night Out) and written for the screen by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle, the film tells the incredible true story behind Christian band MercyMe's iconic, history-making song “I Can Only Imagine.” Starring in the film are up-and-coming Broadway star J. Michael Finley (West End Production's The Book of Mormon) and Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid (2011, Best Actor – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, The Special Relationship; 2003, Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Far From Heaven), as well as Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traded), Priscilla C. Shirer (War Room), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show, Spanglish), and Madeline Carroll (Flipped). (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Calgary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, which played a sold out engagement in 2016 returns to Calgary for a limited engagement September 11-16 at The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS to Play Final West End Performance 12 January 2019 Prior to UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Dreamgirls, which opened in December 2016 at the Savoy Theatre to widespread critical acclaim, will give its final performance on Saturday 12th January 2019, completing a run of more than two years. Details for a forthcoming UK tour will be announced in due course. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 24- Robert Lopez Nabs A Divine Tony Win for BOOK OF MORMON
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2018

On Day 24 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate an iconic artist, who has more than a few previous wins up his sleeve and recently become the first person in history to win a double EGOT, Robert Lopez, who is nominated this year with his wife and songwriting partner, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, for the score of Frozen. (more...)

Harris Center First Glance At 2018-19: Big Stage Series On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Always a beehive of activity, the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College will put its 2018-19 Season of Performing Arts on sale to the general public in early July. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.  Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), Shanice Williams, star of NBC's The Wiz Live! and Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner (The Book of Mormon).  This year Union High School took the prize for 'Outstanding Overall Production.' A complete list of award winners is below. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN Celebrates Two Years on the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Last night, Aladdin celebrated its second birthday on London's West End. The show was celebrated with a celebrity gala that included guests such as Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, Marcus Collins, Amelia Lily, Ore Oduba, Ryan Molloy, Killian Murphy, Made in Chelsea's Ryan Libbey, and London Hughes. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: June 21, 2018
by BWW Special - Jun 21, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN on Broadway Makes Way for Some Exciting Celebrity Visitors!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Aladdin on Broadway made way for some star visitors this week as Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, and Alex Newell of Broadway's Once on This Island and television star Ty Burrell stopped in for a visit with the good people of Agrabah. Check out behind the scenes photos of the visit below! (more...)

BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Triumphantly Climbs the 'Stairway to Paradise'
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 21, 2018

'Every Moment Counts' as Director/Choreographer Tony Gonzalez reminds us to embrace the sights and sounds and soak up every second of life as we climb the 'Stairway to Paradise' -- the theme of this year's 'Broadway Under the Stars' by the incomparable Transcendence Theatre Company. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Denver (more...)

Fantomet vender tilbage til Det Ny Teater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webbers The Phantom of the Opera, dansk teaterhistories storste publikumssucces og mest bekostelige og ekstravagante musical, far repremiere pa Det Ny Teater 21. september. Billetsalget abner pa onsdag. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/17/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 6/17/2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/18
by BWW Special - Jun 18, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 6/17/2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and More in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presentsHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, produced as a part of Broadway Center Stage-a Kennedy Center-produced series of musicals in semi-staged concerts, conceived and executive produced by Jeffrey Finn. Get a first look at the cast in action in the video below! (more...)

Broadway Under The Stars - STAIRWAY TO PARADISE Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, presents 'Stairway to Paradise,' the first of it 2018 "Broadway Under the Stars' summer series of main stage productions. The vision, tone and themes of each 'Broadway Under the Stars' musical production are led in development by Transcendence Theatre Company Artistic Director, Amy Miller and Creative Director, Tony Gonzalez. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at the Tonys with Caissie Levy's FROZEN Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Caissie Levy blew the Tonys audience away with her powerful 'Let It Go', but what did it look like from the wings? Check out the clip she shared on Twitter below! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: June 14, 2018
by BWW Special - Jun 14, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Trevor Dion Nicholas Will Join ALADDIN National Tour as Genie at Pittsburgh Stop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced that Morgantown, WV native Trevor Dion Nicholas, who is currently starring as 'Genie' in the London West End production of Aladdin, will come home to play the iconic role in Pittsburgh, where the hit Broadway musical will play a three-week engagement from August 22 - September 9, 2018 at the Benedum Center. Additional casting for the Pittsburgh engagement will be announced at a later time. This tour is part of the 2017-2018 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and Broadway Across America. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway At Music Circus Season Opens with SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The 68th Broadway At Music Circus season begins June 12 with the beloved musical comedy Singin' in the Rain. Based on the film starring Gene Kelly as a dashing leading man in Hollywood's golden age, widely considered 'The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time,' the show features glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs. Performances of Singin'in the Rain are Tuesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 17 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Long Island Native Mat Eisenstein Holds Master Class at Long Island High School for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Theatre students at the Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) had the chance to perform for Mat Eisenstain - composer, arranger and vocal coach - with local roots. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Broadway's THE PROM, Starring Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The cast of the upcoming new musical comedy The Prom is gearing up for Broadway! We've got your first look at the cast in action. Check out the photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Kara Lindsay Stars in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Broadway Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2018

Award-winning actor, director, and choreographer Noah Racey returns to Broadway At Music Circus as Don Lockwood in this summer's season opener Singin' in the Rain. In addition to his lead turn in Broadway At Music Circus's 2012 production of Crazy for You, Racey has performed on Broadway in Curtains, Never Gonna Dance, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Follies. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Tonight At Dallas Summer Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Disney's The Lion King opens tonight, Wednesday, June 13, at the Music Hall at Fair Park for a limited four-week engagement through Saturday, July 7, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America (BAA). (more...)

ALADDIN Brings Estimated $10 Million Benefit to Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Disney's Aladdin is celebrating a sold-out, two-week premiere engagement in Cincinnati, which concluded on June 10 at the Aronoff Center. The touring production, which the Cincinnati Enquirer called, "an outright spectacle; glitzy, playful, sassy and extravagant," grossed over $2.8 million at the box office and entertained more than 40,000 theatergoers during 16 performances.  (more...)

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Arrives on Digital 6/5 and Blu-ray Combo Pack on Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Experience the uplifting story that shares the power of forgiveness when I Can Only Imagine arrives on  Digital June 5 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 12 from Lionsgate. Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms' Night Out) and written for the screen by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle, the film tells the incredible true story behind Christian band MercyMe's iconic, history-making song “I Can Only Imagine.” Starring in the film are up-and-coming Broadway star J. Michael Finley (West End Production's The Book of Mormon) and Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid (2011, Best Actor – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, The Special Relationship; 2003, Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Far From Heaven), as well as Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traded), Priscilla C. Shirer (War Room), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show, Spanglish), and Madeline Carroll (Flipped). (more...)

Fran Drescher and '13 Reasons Why' Star Christian Navarro Join Broadway Sings For Pride's REVOLUTION Charity Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Award-winning actress Fran Drescher ('The Nanny') and actor Christian Navarro (Netflix's 13 Reasons Why' breakout star) are the latest performers to join the lineup of Broadway Sings for Pride's 8th Annual Charity Concert 'Revolution' on June 18th at The Cutting Room in New York City. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/10/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 6/10/2018. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/11
by - Jun 11, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 6102018. (more...)

George Salazar And Joe Iconis Album TWO-PLAYER GAME to Drop 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Two-Player Game - the new album from George Salazar and Joe Iconis - will be available on CD online and in stores on Friday, July 27. The album is being released in conjunction with the debut New York production of Be More Chill, which starts previews on Thursday, July 26. Two-Player Game is currently available in digital and streaming formats. For more information, please visit www.ghostlightrecords.com/joe-iconis-george-salazar-two-player-game.html (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

VIDEO: Grab Your Date and Watch This All New Trailer for THE PROM
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2018

The Prom, the new original Broadway musical comedy, has just released a trailer! Grab your date and watch it below! (more...)

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