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Alexis Michelle Hosts Tony Winner Daisy Eagan and More at Green Room 42 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Join New York's premiere theatrical drag queen, Alexis Michelle (Season 9 of Drag Race) for an evening celebrating the Great White Way! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Promo, Cover Revealed for TARA TREMENDOUS - THE MUSICAL Cast Album; Dates Set for Mini-Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, Matilda The Musical's MiMi Ryder, Orange Is The New Black's Annie Golden and a host of other Broadway stars headline the Original Studio Cast Recording of the new family musical Tara Tremendous - The Musical, which will be released from Wonkybot Studios in digital and physical formats on Friday, September 29. BroadwayWorld is excited to share an exclusive first look at the cover art for the album, as well as a new promo. Check them out below! (more...)

Laura Osnes to Return to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes makes her return to Cafe Carlyle with Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Ted Sperling and special guest, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in Cockeyed Optimists: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein, September 26-30. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 27, 2017

Even If you have premium seating at a Broadway musical or nightclub you still will not be able to feel that the beautiful girl with the spectacular voice performing on stage is singing just for you, and in your living room! Laura Osnes at Cafe Carlyle last night was acting and singing a few feet away from all of us in The Carlyle's legendary living room with her show called Cockeyed Optimists and as they say, you had to see it to believe it . Together with Ted Sperling and Laura's special guest Ryan Silverman they created The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein and it probably would be nominated for a Tony Award if it were in a theatre. The lucky audience that got to be up close and personal with Broadway royalty in Cafe Carlyle were at times overwhelmed with the beauty of the music being made by these three artists, who possess many theatre awards between them. So if you can join them, like all good hosts they are going to make sure there's plenty of good food, wine and conversation during your visit. You will even get to give them a hug and say goodnight to Laura, Ted, and Ryan after the show. (more...)

BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes to Return to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes makes her return to Caf Carlyle with Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Ted Sperling and special guest, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in Cockeyed Optimists: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein, September 26-30. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)

The Alliance Theatre and Aurora Theatre Lead Suzi Bass Awards Nominations; Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Suzi Bass Awards revealed nominations for the 2016-2017 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, September 18, to patrons and industry artists. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 16, 2017
by - Sep 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Today, 15 September 2017, Stage Entertainment are pleased to confirm that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks New Book, BATTLE OF THE SEXES & More
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Broadway veteran and star of THE GOOD WIFE, Alan Cumming stars in the new film BATTLE OF THE SEXES, about the iconic tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. (more...)

BWW Review: The Scarlet Letter Stands For Abortionist in Suzan-Lori Parks' FUCKING A
by Michael Dale - Sep 13, 2017

Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Letter' may have served as the initial inspiration for Suzan-Lori Parks' ferocious 2000 drama, FUCKING A, but, especially in director Jo Bonney's chilling Signature Theatre production, her sardonically abstract portrait of human cruelty may remind playgoers of another writer, Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

Haven Theatre Completes 2017-18 Season with FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the final production slated for its 2017-18 Season, Bertolt Brecht's unsettling and unflinching drama FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH, translated by Eric Bentley and directed by Artistic Director Josh Sobel, playing February 8 March 11, 2018. Casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 11, 2017
by - Sep 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Betty Buckley Sings From STORY SONGS 2 at Joe's Pub!
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2017

On the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, Betty Buckley returns to Joe's Pub with her band and another new collection of songs, Story Songs #2 (October 12-15), from the worlds of Rock, Pop, The American Songbook and The Musical Theater. (more...)

Edward Watts to Go Green in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!* The holiday musical will run November 4 - December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Speakeasy Stage presents THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

From October 20 to November 25, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-winning play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. (more...)

Podcast: 'Half Hour Call w/ Chris King' Welcomes SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' Lilli Cooper
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Oct 2, 2017

Today's guest is Lilli Cooper. Lilli grew up in the entertainment industry. We talk about her family life and how that molded the performer she is today. We also talk about her time performing in the original cast of SPRING AWAKENING at just 16, to her newest musical which starts previews in November, SPONGEBOB SQUARE PANTS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE THREEPENNY OPERA at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

The Threepenny Opera, with music by Kurt Weill and book by Bertolt Brecht, runs tomorrow, October 18, through November 12, 2017, as part of Jobsite Theater's 2017-18 season - its 15th as resident theater company of the Straz Center in downtown Tampa. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Adrienne Warren to Star as the Glam Queen in TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Today, 17 October 2017, Adrienne Warren was announced by Tina Turner as the actor who will portray her in the world premiere of the new musical TINA. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, TINA will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. Produced by Stage Entertainment, TINA is currently booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2017
by - Oct 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 12, 2017
by - Oct 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn Backs New Song from Graeae's REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Pioneering disabled-led theatre company Graeae has been a proud standard-bearer for protest and disability rights for many years. In conjunction with the final tour of their smash hit musical Reasons to be Cheerful, set in 1979 Thatcher's Britain, Blockheads Chaz Jankel, Derek Hussey and cast member John Kelly have written a protest song for 2017, 'If It Can't Be Right Then It Must Be Wrong'. (more...)

Le Gateau Chocolat Returns to Soho Theatre with ICONS this Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

After a smash-hit run over Christmas last year, Le Gateau Chocolat is back with an encore of his incredible Icons. (more...)

National Theatre's Annual Review 2016–17 Reports Best-Attended Programme in 12 Years
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The National Theatre has released its Annual Review for 2016-17. (more...)

First Look At Will Young And Louise Redknapp In CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

FIRST LOOK photos of WILL YOUNG as the Emcee and LOUISE REDKNAPP as Sally Bowles have today been released, ahead of the UK tour of CABARET this autumn, opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 21 September 2017 and playing theatres in Blackpool, Malvern, Cardiff, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Salford, Edinburgh, Bromley, Dublin and Brighton. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Brevard Music Center Summer Festival Completes 81st Season with Thrilling Finale Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The 81st season of the Brevard Music Center (BMC) Summer Festival comes to its thrilling conclusion with a breathtaking finale weekend-August 3 to August 6-featuring The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan, Dvo?ak's Symphony No 8, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, and Verdi's 'Requiem.' (more...)

Blair Brown, Tedra Millan and More to Lead Simon Stephens' ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD at the Atlantic; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody). (more...)

Tony Award Winner Blair Brown Joins Uma Thurman and Josh Lucas in the Cast of THE PARISIAN WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tony Award winner Blair Brown ("Orange Is The New Black," "Fringe," Copenhagen, Nikolai and the Others) has joined the cast of The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new power play by "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon (Farragut North, Ides of March), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park) debuting on Broadway this fall. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Return to Joe's Pub with STORY SONGS #2 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will return to Joe's Pub at The Public with Story Songs #2 - a new collection of music - on the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, from October 12-15.  (more...)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney's Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. (more...)

Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Elina de Santos, opening night is August 19 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

THE LION KING's Jelani Remy Joins BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm. (more...)

Belvoir Prepares for the Australian Premiere of HIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Belvoir is thrilled to be showcasing the Australian Premiere of the smash hit new play Hir from New York playwright and performance artist Taylor Mac. Mac who prefers the gender pronoun 'judy' is best known for judy's exuberant and outlandish drag performances including the award-winning 24-hour long 24 Decade History of Popular Music. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE THREEPENNY OPERA Comes to ActorsNET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

ActorsNET concludes its 21st season with a milestone musical - The Threepenny Opera. Conceived as 'an opera for beggars,' the 'play with music' was adapted by Marc Blitzstein into English from the original production in German - music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

John Herrera Leads LOVELESS TEXAS, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

BOOMERANG THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce Tony award nominee for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Drama Desk award winner for In the Heights, John Herrera* (The Times They Are A-Changin', The Threepenny Opera, Man of La Mancha, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1776, Shogun the Musical, Camelot), Kimberly JaJuan* (Marie Christine, Ragtime, King David), Trisha Jeffrey* (Motown the Musical, All Shook Up, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent), Amanda Lea LaVergne* (Annie, Grease), and Darren Ritchie* (Wonderland, Dracula the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bells Are Ringing, Les Miserables) have joined the cast of LOVELESS TEXAS. Rounding out the cast are Colin Barkell, Brett Benowitz, CJ Eldred*, Joe Joseph*, Chase Kamata*, Annette Navarro, and Bligh Voth*. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Susan Penhalion Completes Cast of Touring CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Susan Penhaligon joins the cast of CABARET alongside previously announced Will Young (Emcee) and Louise Redknapp (Sally Bowles), which opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 21 September. (more...)

Other Theatre's THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO to Premiere at Chicago Dramatists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Other Theatre, in association with Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project, will launch its 4th season with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, directed by Kelly Howe, playing September 29 - October 29, 2017 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Julia Mattison, New Writers Series, Betty Buckley and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

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. (more...)

Carolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Garry Marshall Theatre's first production of its Inaugural Season, Terrence McNally's Master Class, will star Emmy-winner Carolyn Hennesy as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas and opens September 22. (more...)

Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Elina de Santos, opening night is August 26 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Lilli Cooper and More Set for Blake Daniel's Laura Marling Concert at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Covering songs from Laura Marling's 6 critically acclaimed albums, Blake Daniel will tell stories of his 10-year relationship with New York in his first solo concert appearance. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

First performed in 1969, this uproarious farce shocked audiences when it was first produced. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

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