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VIDEO: Diane Paulus Remembers HAIR on CBS Sunday Morning VIDEO: Diane Paulus Remembers HAIR on CBS Sunday Morning
by Stage Tube on May 27, 2018

Broadway had never seen anything like it: An anti-war rock musical featuring nudity, profanity and drugs. 'Hair,' premiering on stage in 1968, was a reflection of the turbulent times. Diane Paulus, who fell in love with the show's music at age eight, and would grow up to direct a Tony-winning Broadway revival of 'Hair' in 2009, talked with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Susan Spencer about the importance of the show in musical theater history. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 27 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 27
by Audition Roundup on May 27, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 27, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Plays its Final Performance Today CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Plays its Final Performance Today
by Stephanie Wild on May 27, 2018

The acclaimed Broadway revival of Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God plays its final performance at Studio 54 tonight, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (more...)
VIDEO: Tony and Oscar Winner Tony Walton Talks Directing MY FAIR LADY in Oklahoma VIDEO: Tony and Oscar Winner Tony Walton Talks Directing MY FAIR LADY in Oklahoma
by Stage Tube on May 27, 2018

Tony and Oscar winner Tony Walton is directing a production of My Fair Lady in Edmond, Oklahoma. The set and costume designer sat down for an interview with NewsOK.com to talk about his experience thus far. (more...)
Photo Flash: FROZEN's Movie Hans Santino Fontana Snaps Pictures With Stage Hans John Riddle Photo Flash: FROZEN's Movie Hans Santino Fontana Snaps Pictures With Stage Hans John Riddle
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2018

We're seeing double! Santino Fontana, the voice of Hans in the animated film version of Frozen, went to see the musical last night. After the show, he posed for some photos with John Riddle, who plays Hans on stage. (more...)
Broadway Loves Andy! A Look Back at the Career of Broadway's Resident Love Interest PRETTY WOMAN STAR, Andy Karl! Broadway Loves Andy! A Look Back at the Career of Broadway's Resident Love Interest PRETTY WOMAN STAR, Andy Karl!
by Alexa Criscitiello on May 27, 2018

Three-time Tony Award nominee Andy Karl has tackled a more diverse array of characters than most actors are lucky to see in a lifetime. (more...)
New Orleans Bakeries Compete to Be Named Official WAITRESS Tour Stop Pie New Orleans Bakeries Compete to Be Named Official WAITRESS Tour Stop Pie
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

Broadway in New Orleans, along with the hit Broadway show WAITRESS, are adding a local touch to the show by naming New Orleans' top pie. (more...)
The Neon Lights Are Bright on Audra McDonald Way! Broadway Star Honored by the City of Fresno The Neon Lights Are Bright on Audra McDonald Way! Broadway Star Honored by the City of Fresno
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

Audra McDonald has 'no words' for the latest in a long line of honors for the record-breaking Tony winner. This week, the city of Fresno honored the stage icon with her very own street naming ceremony! Check out the unveiling below! (more...)
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND's Rachel Bloom to Hit the Stage with The Skivvies in L.A! CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND's Rachel Bloom to Hit the Stage with The Skivvies in L.A!
by Alexa Criscitiello on May 25, 2018

It has been announced that Golden Globe Award-winner, Rachel Bloom, creator and star of the hit series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will join stripped down onstage duo The Skivvies when they play Los Angeles' Catalina Jazz Club on June 24. (more...)
Photo Flash: Alanis Morissette and More Celebrate Opening Night of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Photo Flash: Alanis Morissette and More Celebrate Opening Night of JAGGED LITTLE PILL
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

Jagged Little Pill celebrated its opening night last night, including a special appearance from the show's composer, legendary rocker Alanis Morissette. Check out shots from the show's opening night below! (more...)
VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 16- Norbert Leo Butz Is Breaking All the Rules in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 16- Norbert Leo Butz Is Breaking All the Rules in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Stage Tube on May 27, 2018

On Day 16 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate a multiple Tony-winner Norbert Leo Butz, who is nominated this year for his portrayal of Alfred P. Doolittle.  (more...)
VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 15- It's a Jolly Holiday with Gavin Lee! VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 15- It's a Jolly Holiday with Gavin Lee!
by Stage Tube on May 26, 2018

On Day 15 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate a Best Featured Actor in a Musical nominee, Gavin Lee, who is nominated this year for his portrayal of Squidward in SpongeBob Squarepants the Musical!  (more...)
VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFLE ALONG VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 14- George C. Wolfe Secures the Broadway Legacy of SHUFFLE ALONG
by Stage Tube on May 25, 2018

On Day 14 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate another Best Direction of A Play nominee, legendary artist George C. Wolfe. (more...)
Photo Flash: Tyler Glenn and Carrie St. Louis Strut Their Stuff in KINKY BOOTS Photo Flash: Tyler Glenn and Carrie St. Louis Strut Their Stuff in KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

Things are looking good at Kinky Boots as they welcome their new cast members. Check out the photos below of Tyler Glenn and Carrie St. Louis joining the company as Charlie and Lauren! (more...)
Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2018

Today, Saturday, May 19th, BroadwayWorld is going behind the scenes of WAITRESS on our Instagram! (more...)
BWW TV: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at the Outer Critics Circle Awards! BWW TV: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at the Outer Critics Circle Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV on May 25, 2018

Broadway recently celebrated one its most unique awards ceremonies, the Outer Critics Circle Awards. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the event as we chat with the stars on the red carpet! (more...)
Review Roundup: Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Review Roundup: Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage, get a first look at the production below! The show is currently playing at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Laura Bell Bundy, Elizabeth Banks, Cecily Strong, & More in Barefoot's CRUSHIN' IT Music Video VIDEO: Watch Laura Bell Bundy, Elizabeth Banks, Cecily Strong, & More in Barefoot's CRUSHIN' IT Music Video
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

Watch Barefoot's official music video for "Crushin' It" feat. The Slay Team also featuring Elizabeth Banks, Cecily Strong, Phoebe Robinson, Chrissie Fit, Laura Bell Bundy, & more! (more...)
VIDEO: Check Out 360 Degrees of Andy Mientus in DCPA's THE WHO'S TOMMY VIDEO: Check Out 360 Degrees of Andy Mientus in DCPA's THE WHO'S TOMMY
by Stage Tube on May 25, 2018

The DCPA Theatre Company presents 'The Who's Tommy' from April 20 through May 27 in The Stage Theatre. Below check out Broadway's Andy Mientus and company in all 360 degrees with this interactive video! (more...)
Lena Hall's Latest OBSESSED: RADIOHEAD is Now Available for Pre-Order Lena Hall's Latest OBSESSED: RADIOHEAD is Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

SKB Records celebrates the halfway point of LENA HALL Obsessed, their unprecedented monthly music and video series from the Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee. Obsessed: Radiohead - highlighting the songs of the influential alternative rock powerhouse - is available for pre-order today Friday, May 25 (more...)
A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Cast Album Now Available Digitally A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Cast Album Now Available Digitally
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

The Off-Broadway musical, A Letter to Harvey Milk, released its digital cast album on May 22 in honor of Harvey Milk's birthday, it is available now, in stores at a date TBA. (more...)
Exclusive: GREASE Toronto Announces Mark Ballas, Drake Bell, George Canyon, And Logan Henderson As Teen Angel Exclusive: GREASE Toronto Announces Mark Ballas, Drake Bell, George Canyon, And Logan Henderson As Teen Angel
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

In a tradition that started in 1978 with Frankie Avalon, the Toronto production of Grease: The Musical announced today four special cameo appearances by four surprise teen idols: Mark Ballas, George Canyon, Logan Henderson and Drake Bell - in the iconic role of 'Teen Angel'. (more...)
Ben Fankhauser, Arielle Jacobs, and More Join Broadway Sings Kelly Clarkson Ben Fankhauser, Arielle Jacobs, and More Join Broadway Sings Kelly Clarkson
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

Broadway favorites including Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin), Adam Kaplan (A Bronx Tale), and Anthony Lee Medina (Hamilton) join the lineup for the 16th installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings Kelly Clarkson, onJune 18. Cast members from Broadway shows including Hamilton, Frozen, Waitress, and Great Comet will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of the pop superstar, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations of her music. (more...)
The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes MEAN GIRLS Superstar Swing Tee Boyich The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes MEAN GIRLS Superstar Swing Tee Boyich
by Broadwaysted on May 25, 2018

Okay, I've got to spill the Tee: This week we're having a BLAST with the star swing of Mean Girls, the incredible Tee Boyich! We're pouring out Oyster Bay and Bulleit while Tee tells us what it was like to make her Broadway and Equity debut covering Barrett Wilbert Weed's role in Mean Girls with literally two hours of rehearsal time...when she WASN'T EVEN THE JANIS COVER! (more...)
Vote For the 16th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Just One 
Week Remains! Vote For the 16th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Just One Week Remains!
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

Your Voice Matters! Voting Opens Today for the 2018 Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Awards season in NYC is now in FULL swing, and with the critics, press, and industry all having their chances to nominate and vote - now it's the fans' turn. (more...)
Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL at A.R.T.? Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL at A.R.T.?
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018

Jagged Little Pill began previews on Saturday, May 5 at the Loeb Drama Center and officially opened last night. The production is on stage through July 15. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In and is Charged Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In and is Charged
by Stephanie Wild on May 25, 2018

CNN has reported that Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in to authorities this morning. Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. (more...)
David Mamet's Weinstein Play Eyes London Bow and John Malkovich as its Lead David Mamet's Weinstein Play Eyes London Bow and John Malkovich as its Lead
by Stephanie Wild on May 25, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, David Mamet has written a play about the sexual assault scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein. The play is titled 'Bitter Wheat,' which the playwright reveal to the Chicago Tribune in February. Now, more details are emerging about the play and its potential upcoming production. (more...)
VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Talks ROSEANNE Guest Stars, Oscar Night, & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Talks ROSEANNE Guest Stars, Oscar Night, & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by TV News Desk on May 25, 2018

Metcalf most recently won a Tony Award for her unforgettable performance in last season's A Doll's House, Part 2, and received three Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Jackie Harris in the hit television series 'Roseanne.' At MCC Theater, she received Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards for her performance in Sharr White's The Other Place, a role she reprised for Broadway and for which she also received a Tony Award nomination. Metcalf is currently on Broadway in Three Tall Women. (more...)
Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride on May 25, 2018

The Outer Critics Circle announced the winners for its annual awards on Monday, May 7th and the annual Gala Awards Dinner and presentation of awards to the winners was held yesterday, Thursday, May 24th at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant. BroadwayWorld attended the big event and we're taking you on the red carpet with all of the stars. Check out the photos below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Inside the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony Photo Coverage: Inside the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride on May 25, 2018

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York Theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced its nominees on April 24, 2018. The winners were announced on Monday, May 7th and the annual Gala Awards Dinner and presentation of awards to the winners will be held yesterday, Thursday, May 24th (3PM) at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant. (more...)
BWW Review: Sexual Sparks Ignite When Tennessee Williams Meets William Inge in Philip Dawkins' THE GENTLEMAN CALLER BWW Review: Sexual Sparks Ignite When Tennessee Williams Meets William Inge in Philip Dawkins' THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by Michael Dale on May 25, 2018

The setup would make a hell of a piece of theatrically-minded erotica. Call it Cat (On A Hot Tin Roof) and Mouse, as sexual sparks ignite when elegant playwright on the verge of stardom, Tennessee Williams, visits the home of shy aspiring playwright William Inge for a newspaper interview to promote the Chicago opening of what would be his landmark Broadway success, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. (more...)
Rochester Broadway Theatre League To Participate In The 10th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards Rochester Broadway Theatre League To Participate In The 10th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2018

The Rochester Broadway Theatre League (RBTL) is pleased to announce that it will join other professional theater organizations from across the country participating in the tenth annual presentation of "The Jimmy Awards", to be held in New York City on June 25th at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), founded and produced by Nederlander Presentations, Inc. and Pittsburgh CLO, is a national celebration of outstanding student achievement that recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performances by high school students. "The Jimmy Award" is named in honor of James M. Nederlander, legendary Broadway theater owner and producer. (more...)
They're In the Band! Casting Announced for SCHOOL OF ROCK Melbourne They're In the Band! Casting Announced for SCHOOL OF ROCK Melbourne
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2018

The coveted role of Dewey and an amazing cast of 36 children were today announced for the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway and West End smash hit rock musical, School of Rock - playing at Her Majesty's, Melbourne from 31 October 2018 (more...)
2018 FREDDY High School Musical Theatre Awards Recipients Announced 2018 FREDDY High School Musical Theatre Awards Recipients Announced
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2018

The 2018 FREDDY© Awards recipients were announced tonight, May 24th, during the 16th annual live ceremony from the State Theatre, broadcast on WFMZ Channel 69 and wfmz.com. (more...)
VIDEO: Mike Stoller Appears at Opening Night of Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE VIDEO: Mike Stoller Appears at Opening Night of Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage, get a first look at the production below! The show is currently playing at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information. (more...)
Cervantes Theatre Presents THE LITTLE PONY, Exploring The Impact Of A School Bullying Case In 2014 Cervantes Theatre Presents THE LITTLE PONY, Exploring The Impact Of A School Bullying Case In 2014
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2018

???????A play that addresses bullying, identity, sexual orientation and education. (more...)
Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2018

The 10th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - were held in Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 19.  Two of the evening's award winners, Parker Jennings and Laughton Berry, will go on to compete with young performers from across the country for the coveted Jimmy Award as well as scholarships and professional opportunities. They are heading to New York to participate at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, taking place at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, at 7:30 pm on June 25, 2018.   (more...)
Robbie Williams to Pen the Score for Musical Adaptation of the Children's Novel THE BOY IN THE DRESS Robbie Williams to Pen the Score for Musical Adaptation of the Children's Novel THE BOY IN THE DRESS
by Alexa Criscitiello on May 24, 2018

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has just reported that pop singer Robbie Williams has signed on to write the music and lyrics for a stage adaptation of the best-selling children's novel The Boy in the Dress. (more...)
Brief 5/25: HAIR LIVE!, First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, and More! Brief 5/25: HAIR LIVE!, First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, and More!
by Stephanie Wild on May 25, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: HAIR is NBC's next live musical, get a first look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, and more! (more...)