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Tick, tick... BOOM! is Larsonís semi-autobiographical story of Jon, an aspiring composer anxiously approaching his 30th birthday. Jonís girlfriend wants to get married and leave New York for a more conventional life, his best friend is earning a fortune on Madison Avenue, and Jon is still waiting on tables while trying to create the great American musical. An inspiring story of a struggling artist who chooses to follow his dreams, tick, tick... BOOM! features a dynamic pop-rock score blended with traditional musical theater styles, in what many believe to be Larsonís homage to Stephen Sondheim.





TICK,TICK...BOOM! Finds Harmony at Princeton Summer Theater!
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Jun 28, 2018

TICK, TICK¬ÖBOOM! an autobiographical pop musical based on the life of composer Jonathan Larson (RENT), kicks off the Princeton Summer Theater season with an intimate portrayal of a young artist's countdown to success or failure. (more...)

Smugbug Productions Presents The New York Premiere Of THE ELEVENTH HOUR!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Smugbug Productions presents the New York Premiere of The Eleventh Hour!, a new rock musical comedy by David Seamon running through June 27, 2018 at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. Tickets are $35 and are available at https://www.eleventhhourmusical.com/performance-tickets/the-eleventh-hour. (more...)

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Comes to San Francisco Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) announced casting for the final show of its 2017-18 Mainstage Season--Sunday in the Park with George, the quintessential Stephen Sondheim musical about the art of creation and the creation of art. Bill English will direct the 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical. (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

VIDEO: BE MORE CHIL's Joe Iconis Composes New York Lottery Musical Advertisement
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2018

The New York Lottery and McCann New York have teamed up to create a new ad showing that the odds of falling in love with a stranger on the street are even smaller than winning the lotto. The commercial, composed by Be More Chill's Joe Iconis, shows a young couple who meet crossing the street. They proceed to sing a romantic song about how great they are for each other before realizing they just don't have much in common. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater's 2018 Season Opens With TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

Princeton Summer Theater (PST) is proud to open its 2018 season with Jonathan Larson's autobiographical rock musical, Tick, Tick¬ÖBoom! Fueled by a brilliant rock and pop score, this intimate show pulls back the curtain onthe man whose breakthrough would change American musical theater forever in an inspiring appeal to follow your dreams. Director Victoria Davidjohn sets the show as a "story of life before success, and a reminder of what the combination of hard work, determination, and a dream can accomplish." (more...)

Candidatos a las nominaciones de los Premios del P√ļblico BroadwayWorld Spain 2018
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 21, 2018

Os presentamos la lista de las producciones que se han podido ver en nuestro pais en la temporada 2017-2018 y que optan a las nominaciones para la octava edicion de estos galardones (more...)

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

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

Smugbug's ELEVENTH HOUR Now On Stage Through June 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Smugbug Productions presents the New York Premiere of The Eleventh Hour!, a new rock musical comedy by David Seamon running through June 27 (more...)

Brief 6/15: Get a First Look at Barrington's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY and Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY...and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 15, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Get a first look at Barrington Stage's The Royal Family of Broadway as well as Irish Rep's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and more! (more...)

Smugbug Productions Announces F√ľkitt Clothing As Clothing Sponsor For The Eleventh Hour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a renowned international touring dance company led by Chinese American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen announces an exciting 2018-19 season. Ms. Chen will lead the company to begin this season at its resident institution, New Jersey City University with classes offering a growing student population for Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance. (more...)

BE MORE CHILL Finds Its Full Cast; Tiffany Mann, Britton Smith, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

One of this summer's most anticipated musicals, Be More Chill, has announced complete casting for the New York premiere production (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, June 13- tick, tick...BOOM! Explodes Off-Broadway!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 13, 2018

On this day in 2001, Jonathan Larson's musical tick, tick...BOOM! opened Off-Broadway! (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES Opens Tomorrow at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Desperate Measures, now playing at New World Stages, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13. (more...)

After Hours Theatre Co's Immersive ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Extends Through July 22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

AFTER HOURS THETRE COMPANY (who most recently produced the Ovation nominated Dogfight and I Love You Because) announces that its critically acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS' CHOICE, Stage Raw TOP TEN), uniquely immersive theatrical experience, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, adapted by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, produced by Graham Wetterhahn, and directed by Jonathan Mu√Īoz-Proulx is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 22 at SIX01 Studio, 630 S. Flower St. in Burbank. (more...)

New Album from Joe Iconis and George Salazar Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Two-Player Game - the new album from George Salazar and Joe Iconis - is available on CD online and in stores today, Friday, July 27. The album is being released in conjunction with the debut New York production of Be More Chill, which is now in previews. (more...)

George Salazar and Joe Iconis Album TWO-PLAYER GAME to Drop Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 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 Today, 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...)

The Squip Enters: BE MORE CHILL Begins Performances Off-Broadway Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Be More Chill, the original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (NBC's 'Smash', The Black Suits, Broadway Bounty Hunter) and a book by Joe Tracz (The Lightning Thief, Netflix's 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events') will have its New York premiere production this summer. Stephen Brackett directs and Chase Brock choreographs the limited 9-week, off-Broadway engagement July 26 - September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

BE MORE CHILL Begins Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Be More Chill, the original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (NBC's 'Smash,' The Black Suits, Broadway Bounty Hunter) and a book by Joe Tracz (The Lightning Thief, Netflix's 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events')launches its long anticipated New York premiere production July 26.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- BE MORE CHILL's George Salazar
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 23, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Indianapolis (more...)

Brief 7/20: PRETTY WOMAN Begins Previews Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Pretty Woman begins previews on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Breaking: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct TICK, TICK... BOOM! Film Adaptation; DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Steven Levenson to Pen Script
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 19, 2018

With the IN THE HEIGHTS film currently in pre-production, Lin-Manuel Miranda is looking to extend his reach into musical films as Deadline is reporting that the multi-talented star will make his feature film directorial debut with the big screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM! (more...)

Keen Company Announces 19th Season Including ORDINARY DAYS and SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for the upcoming season: 'I am thrilled to announce Keen Company's 19th season, two uplifting stories about the big impact of small actions. This fall Keen will produce our fourth intimate musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days. I've been a fan of Adam's work for years and am so excited to work with him to bring this beloved musical to life in a brand new production with new orchestrations. Ordinary Days beautifully depicts the search for connection and how one person's actions can influence complete strangers. In the spring we will present the New York premiere of Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person. Chisa is a rare writer who speaks to our complicated times today with a full heart and a singular voice. I am thrilled to welcome her into the Keen family,' said Silverstein. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces Special 4th Mainstage Production CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Confessions of a Mormon Boy as a special Mainstage Season bonus production this summer, written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. (more...)

MORMON BOY TRILOGY to Head Off-Broadway Following Bay Street Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

MORMON BOY TRILOGY, three solo plays written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, will play Bay Street this week in a special engagement. (more...)

New Book First To Cover RENT Composer Jonathan Larson's Full Catalogue
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

For the first time, a new book examines the complete output of Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning composer Jonathan Larson. 'Boho Days: The Wider Works of Jonathan Larson,' written by J. Collis and authorized by the Larson estate, will be released in digital and print formats on October 16, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: DANIELLE HOPE - LIFE FOR RENT, Live At Zedel
by Fiona Scott - Jul 16, 2018

Part-cabaret, part-therapy, leading lady Danielle Hope brings her solo show Life for Rent to Live at Zedel. Since winning BBC's Over the Rainbow in 2010, she has entertained audiences as Dorothy Gale, Eponine Thenardier, Maria von Trapp and more in West End and touring productions. (more...)

NewArts and The 1214 Foundation Present Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

NewArts presents Newsies, the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, August 3 -12 at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. The musical is based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899 that shook the ivory towers of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. The history lesson leaps onto the stage with soul-stirring music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography and stars over 120 area youth onstage, backstage and in the orchestra. (more...)

BWW TV: Just Chillin' with the Company of BE MORE CHILL- Plus a Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2018

Be More Chill is headed for off-Broadway and we're taking you inside their rehearsal in preparation for the run. Check out the hot young cast in action and see BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge get up close and personal with the company before their NYC upgrade! (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES Original Cast Recording Digital Album Available Today From Masterworks Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

The Original Cast Recording from the hit musical comedy Desperate Measures is available digitally today from Masterworks Broadway, with the CD set for release August 10. With music by David Friedman (Listen to My Heart) and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), the album is produced by Robert Sher with liner notes by Peter Filichia. Described by the Huffington Post as 'a good old-fashioned musical comedy... a happy surprise of a show filled with enjoyable songs,' Desperate Measures is currently running at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Fan Favorite BE MORE CHILL
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 12, 2018

Be More Chill is headed for the stage and we're taking you inside their rehearsal in preparation for the run. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Get Ready for Your Upgrade! Will Roland Performs Opening Number from BE MORE CHILL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is headed for the New York stage and we're taking you inside their rehearsal in preparation for the run. Watch as Dear Evan Hansen alum Will Roland performs a number from the show! (more...)

CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY Now In Rehearsal at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

???????Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Confessions of a Mormon Boy, a special Mainstage Season bonus production, is now in rehearsal. Confessions of a Mormon Boy is written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. The one-man play will have five showings only from July 17 - July 22 and is Part 1 in Fales' new Mormon Boy Trilogy. Performances will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at 7 pm; Thursday, July 19 at 5 pm for a special Twilight Performance; Friday, July 20 at 8 pm; Saturday, July 21 at 5 pm for a second Twilight Performance; and Sunday, July 22 at 2 pm. Tickets for Confessions of a Mormon Boy are on sale now and range from $40 - $136. To purchase, visit baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500. (more...)

Casting Announced For THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER At Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

The cast has been announced for musical The Return of the Soldier which has its regional premiere at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester next month, following its critically-acclaimed London run in 2014. (more...)

Original 'Janis' Mary Bridget Davies Returns to the Lead Role in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment in association with T&D Productions, LLC present Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original 'Janis' starring in her Tony nominated performance A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox, musical direction by Brent Crayon, and created, written & directed by Randy Johnson. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will preview on Friday, September 14, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Them More Than Survive! Highlights from BE MORE CHILL Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is now running through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). We've got your first look at Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason Tam, and the rest of the cast in action!  (more...)

Rebecca Johannsen Returns To San Diego CSU San Marcos
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

In a unique collaboration with CSU San Marcos, theatre artist and educator  Rebecca Johannsen returns to San Diego to present her moving and powerful exploration of female soldiers. Women at War is devised from Johannsen's interviews conducted with the US Army's Female Engagement Team (FET) Unit, deployed to Afghanistan from 2012-2013. The unit's mission was to engage with the local female Afghan population to build relationships and gather intelligence. They often found themselves in combat zones before women were legally allowed in combat, and received intensive physical training to prepare for the mission. The production runs November 7-10. Talk-backs will follow each production in collaboration with CSUSM Veteran's Center.     (more...)

TICK, TICK... BOOM!, HAIR, FREAKY FRIDAY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's August Stage-to-Screen Report
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 6, 2018

There has been a lot of news swirling around stage to screen adaptations in the past few weeks, from Lin-Manuel Miranda directing a tick, tick... BOOM! movie, to Diane Paulus directing NBC's HAIR LIVE!, and this Friday, the Disney Channel original movie of the FREAKY FRIDAY musical will premiere. (more...)

Musical Sensation BE MORE CHILL Sells Out Off-Broadway Run!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 3, 2018

The highly-anticipated off-Broadway premiere of Joe Iconis' teenage rock musical Be More Chill is more than surviving its New York run. The show announced this afternoon that the initial run of the show has completely sold out! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason Tam, and the Cast of BE MORE CHILL in Action
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is now running through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). We've got your first look at Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason Tam, and the rest of the cast in action! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Amy Spanger and More Join THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Jonathan Larson wrote RENT and tick tick BOOM, the former a landmark Broadway game-changer and the latter a beloved musical gem. He was a brilliant, groundbreaking creator of musical theatre who died tragically at the age of 35, before seeing the worldwide acclaim his work would receive. Jonathan was posthumously awarded Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, and his songs have come to be treasured and performed in 25 languages, from Mexico to Japan to Italy, from summer camps to the silver screen to Broadway. (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES, Announces New Block Of Tickets On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

???????Desperate Measures, the new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina),and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry) has announced a new block of tickets, now on sale through October 28 for the open ended run.   (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. Returns To Philadelphia For Concert Series With The Philly POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

The Philly POPS will make its 40th Anniversary Season debut with performances by Broadway star Leslie Odom Jr. on September 28, 29 and 30 at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

Anne Kauffman Will Take Over as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced Anne Kauffman as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center for the 2019 season. Founding Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori will maintain her relationship with the popular summer series as Creative Advisor - working with Kauffman to curate programming which will conclude City Center's 75th Anniversary Season. Kauffman and Tesori served as Co-Artistic Directors for the 2018 series which included Jason Robert Brown's Songs for A New World, Michael Friedman's Gone Missing, and Micki Grant's Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. (more...)


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Applications Now Open For Art House's Inaugural INKubator Writing Group
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

???????For the first time, Art House will be cultivating a group of playwrights as part of the INKubator program's new play development initiative. Selected playwrights will meet on a monthly basis between October 2018 and May 2019 to share their work and further the growth of a specific piece that each playwright is developing. Alex Tobey, resident director of the program, will be joined by special guests each month (playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, literary managers) who will moderate conversations focused on peer feedback, guidance, and personalized support for each playwright's individual process.  In the spring, each writer will team up with a professional director to present a public reading or workshop performance as a part of the new annual Jersey City Spring Festival of New Plays. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater's 2018 Season Concludes With THE BALTIMORE WALTZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2018

Princeton Summer Theater (PST) is proud to conclude its 2018 season with Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz, which opens August 9thand runs until Sunday August 19th. This comedic fantasy, written by Paula Vogel in response to the AIDS crisis, is a fierce portrait of two siblings' love and a call to live life to the fullest. The Baltimore Waltz follows Anna and Carl through Europe on a film-noir inspired trip, filled with mysterious detectives, devious doctors, and alluring men as they search for a cure for Anna's disease. (more...)

Upgrade! BE MORE CHILL Adds A Week of Performances to Sold Out Off-Broadway Run!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

 Be More Chill, the new hit musical has extended by popular demand. Having sold out its entire run prior to opening night, Be More Chill has now extended its limited engagement one week through September 30. (more...)

Segunda ronda de votaciones de los Premios BroadwayWorld 2018
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Aug 1, 2018

Comienza la segunda ronda de votaciones de los Premios del Publico BroadwayWorld Spain 2018. Entre el 1 y el X de podra participarse en la segunda ronda de votaciones, en la que todos los lectores de BroadwayWorld Spain podran votar a sus favoritos de entre los finalistas de la primera ronda. (more...)

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