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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.





Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie. (more...)

BE MORE CHILL's Joe Iconis, George Salazar, and More Will Sit Down With Ilana Levine This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Ilana Levine will sit down with Be More Chill composer Joe Iconis, co-producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper and co-stars Lauren Marcus and George Salazar this Sunday afternoon at Subculture to discuss this summer's hotly anticipated off-Broadway musical. This Sunday at 3pm, little known facts will be revealed about the upcoming off-Broadway production and the real side of what it is to pursue a career in the arts. After the talk, fans can expect a live performance of songs from the musical as well as a Q&A session. The afternoon is co-produced by Ilana Levine and John Zeitoun. (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Run at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

DESPERATE MEASURES, a 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), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th. (more...)

Colin Donnell Completes Cast of Encores! Off-Center SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Casting is complete for the Encores! Off-Center production of Songs for a New World with the addition of television actor and Encores! alum Colin Donnell (Lady, Be Good!; Merrily We Roll Along; Follies). (more...)

Tony Danza, Broadway Loves Gwen Stefani, and More Lead Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 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. (more...)

Freeform Releases its New Lineup of TV and Movie Offerings for June 2018
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2018

Freeform announces its programming schedule for June 2018, which includes two series premieres, two season premieres, an epic three-night finale, the broadcast debut of ¬ďiHeartRadio's Wango Tango¬Ē and offerings of fan-favorite movies. (more...)

Bituin Escalante Joins the Cast of WAITRESS; Show Premieres 11/10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group has announced that veteran stage-concert performer Bituin Escalante (DREAMGIRLS, HIMALA) will be joining the cast of the hit Broadway musical WAITRESS when the show--its first international production--premieres in Manila at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City, on November 10, 2018. (more...)

Jason Tam Joins Cast of BE MORE CHILL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Broadway's Jason Tam joins the company of this summer's hotly anticipated musical Be More Chill. Assuming the role of 'The Squip,' Tam joins previously announced cast members from the 2015 Two River Theater production and original cast recording including Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening, Groundhog Day) as Rich, Katlyn Carlson (Dirty Dancing, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) as Chloe, Stephanie Hsu (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Christine, Lauren Marcus (The Humans at St. Louis Rep, Company at Barrington Stage) as Brooke, and George Salazar (tick tick BOOM!, Godspell, The Lightning Thief) as Michael; as well as Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen, The Black Suits) as Jeremy and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Freaky Friday, Benny and Joon, Bloodsong of Love) as Jeremy's Dad/Mr. Reyes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Smugbug Productions Presents the New York Premiere of THE ELEVENTH HOUR
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 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...)

Photo Flash: After Hours Theatre Co. Presents ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

AFTER HOURS THETRE COMPANY (who most recently produced the Ovation nominated Dogfight and I Love You Because) presents a unique immersive 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. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST will begin previews on Thursday, May 11; will open on Friday, May 25and perform through Sunday, July 1 at SIX01 Studio, 630 S. Flower St. in Burbank. (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Susan Blackwell and More Announced for City Center Encores! Off-Center 2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Encores! Off-Center Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori today announced casting for New York City Center's popular summer musical theater series Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 10- Christopher Gattelli is the King of Broadway with NEWSIES!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2018

On Day 10 of 30 Days of Tony, we look to a double nominee for his work on My Fair Lady and Spongebob Squarepants the Musical. Christopher Gattelli.  (more...)

MY FAIR LADY's Christopher Gattelli Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Christopher Gattelli has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS's Christopher Gattelli Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Christopher Gattelli has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS. (more...)

Smugbug Productions Presents the New York Premiere of THE ELEVENTH HOUR
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 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. (more...)

Meet the Cast of BE MORE CHILL at Box Office Event
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

On Friday June 8, the company of  Be More Chill hosts a special box office event. From 3:00 - 5:00PM, fans are invited to The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC) to buy their tickets and meet company members from this summer's hotly anticipated musical. Come and chill out with cast members including Katlyn Carlson, Lauren Marcus, Will Roland, George Salazar and Jason SweetTooth Williams, as well as composer/lyricist Joe Iconis and director Stephen Brackett. There will be opportunities for selfies with the company, fun giveaways and other surprises. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet The Pitiful Children of Off-Broadway's BE MORE CHILL!
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 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. The cast met the press this afternoon and BroadwayWorld was on hand to meet the new class of Be More Chill! Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jamie Brewer Stops by Off-Broadway's DESPERATE MEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Desperate Measures, a 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) is one of the most winning off-Broadway shows of the year. TV and current star of Amy and the Orphans, Jamie Brewer, stopped by for a visit with the cast backstage. Check out photos below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DESPERATE MEASURES at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Desperate Measures, a 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) is one of the most winning off-Broadway shows of the year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BE MORE CHILL Stars Sit Down With Ilana Levine
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 4, 2018

Ilana Levine sat down with Be More Chill composer Joe Iconis, producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper and co-stars Lauren Marcus and George Salazar this past Sunday afternoon at Subculture to discuss this summer's hotly anticipated off-Broadway musical. Little known facts were revealed about the upcoming off-Broadway production and the real side of what it is to pursue a career in the arts. After the talk, there was live performance of songs from the musical as well as a Q&A session. The afternoon was co-produced by Ilana Levine and John Zeitoun. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Mounts Biggest Production Yet THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the Fulton Theatre launches The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the theatre's season finale and biggest production of the 2017/2018 season.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame will also be one of the largest shows in the theatre's one hundred sixty six year history. Over ninety cast and choir members will take the stage amidst soaring bell towers, a gypsy village, and the bustling streets of fifteenth century Paris. Beneath the stage, a fourteen piece orchestra will bring to life the incredible music of the timeless classic. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Smugbug Productions Presents The New York Premiere Of THE ELEVENTH HOUR!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 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...)

Smugbug Productions Presents the New York Premiere of THE ELEVENTH HOUR!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 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. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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