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Wake Up With BWW 1/23: Oscar Nominations, AMERICAN SON on Netflix, and More!Good morning, BroadwayWorld Today top stories include the Oscar nominations, a Broadway show being filmed for Netflix, and much more
Photo Flashback: Gary Sandy After PIRATES OF PENZANCE in 1981Today, we're bringing you back to 1981 with this flashback photo from our archives of Gary Sandy, following a performance of Pirates of Penzance
Eden Espinosa Will Perform At Sony Hall is Support of New Album, RevelationBroadway powerhouse Eden Espinosa Wicked, Brooklyn, Rent released her Sophomore Album REVELATION. The crowd-funded album is comprised entirely of original songs. The night will open with Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Izzi Ray and will feature Espinosa singing her new music as well as special guest performances. The songs of REVELATION will premiere at New York's Sony Hall on January 28 at 8 PM.
BWW Review: Colin Quinn's RED STATE BLUE STATE Riffs On America's Political Divide'Free speech is an acoustic art. It wasn't meant to go electric,' Colin Quinn explains in his very funny riff on contemporary American discourse, RED STATE BLUE STATE.
Hailey Kilgore, Jennifer Damiano, And Saycon Sengbloh to Join Scott Alan At BirdlandTony Award Nominee'sHailey KilgoreOnce on This Island,Saycon SengblohEclipsed andJennifer DamianoNext to Normal are part of the lineup for Scott Alan'sFebruary 25return to Birdland.
Shoshana Bean, Bonnie Milligan, Terrance Mann, Nancy Opel Lead Reading of GREETINGS FROM NIAGARA FALLS From The Creative Team Of NEWSIESBroadwayWorld has learned that earlier this month,a reading was held for a new musical titled GREETINGS FROM NIAGARA FALLS. The new musical currently in development reunites the creative team behind Disney's NEWSIES. The musical features music by Alan Menken, book by Harvey Fierstein, and lyrics by Jack Feldman. JV Mercanti directed the reading.
Jason Gotay, Darrell Hammond, and Randy Rainbow Join Encores! CALL ME MADAMFinal casting for the Encores production ofCall Me Madamas part of City Center's 75th Anniversary Season has been announced.Jason GotayKenneth Gibson,Darrell HammondGrand Duke Otto, andRandy RainbowSebastian Sebastian, join the previously announced cast featuringCarmen Cusack,Ben Davis,Adam Heller,Carol Kane,Stanley Wayne Mathis,Brad Oscar,Michael Benjamin Washington, andLauren Worsham.
BE MORE CHILL Karaoke Available Today From Ghostlight RecordsGhostlight RecordsandTwo River Theaterhave announced the release ofBE MORE CHILLKaraoke Original Cast Recordingto celebratethe Broadway-bound musical sensation, available today,Tuesday, January 22.The EP's seven tracks - based on the show's Original Cast Recording- include fan favorites 'More Than Survive,' 'I Love Play Rehearsal,' 'The Squip Song,' 'Two-Player Game,' 'A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into,' 'Michael in the Bathroom,' and 'The Pitiful Children.'
Terrence Mann, Karen Ziemba, Louise Pitre And More To Lead Ahrens & Flaherty's MARIE in SeattleBroadway visionaries meet ballet royalty at The 5th Avenue Theatre this spring in Marie A New Musical. Tony Award-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Ragtime, Once On This Island, five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman The Producers, Contact, and acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck invite you backstage into 19th-century Paris, where glittering opulence hobnobbed with underworld dangers. Marie was formerly titled Little Dancer in a previous production that played at The Kennedy Center in 2015.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/22Welcome 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 1202019.
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/20/19Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1202019.
VIDEO: Brandon Victor Dixon and Mario Talk to GMA DAY About Their Love of Performing and RENT LIVERENT LIVE starsBrandon Victor Dixon and Mario were guests on today's episode of 'GMA Day.' Dixon and Mario sat down with Michael Strahan and to talk about their love of performing, RENT, and more
VIDEO: Ashely Parker Angel, Kyle Dean Massey & More Channel Their Inner Boy Band in WICKED's Latest Out Of Oz InstallmentWhat happens whenboy band meets BroadwayIn the latestinstallment of Out Of Oz, Ashely Parker Angel, Kyle Dean Massey, Jeff Heimbrock, Daniel Quadrino, and Jeremy Thompson perform 'What Is This Feeling' with a twist
BWW Poll: What RENT LIVE Song Are You Most Looking Forward To?The wait for Rent Live is almost over Mark, Roger, and the whole gang are coming to FOX this Sunday night for a live broadcasted production starring Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens, and more
BWW TV: How Do You Measure a Song? RENT Company Picks Their Favorite Musical Moments!From the iconic 'Seasons of Love' to the anthemic 'Finale B' the energetic 'La Vie Boheme' to the tragic 'I'll Cover You Reprise,' Rent is full of exceptional musical momentsand FOX is bringing them to the small screen on January 27. Below, watch as the company tells us all about their very favorite musical moments from Rent
Kaye Ballard, Star of Stage and Screen, Dies at 93Actress, Singer and Comedienne Kaye Ballard died today, January 22, 2019, peacefully at home in Rancho Mirage, CA at age 93 after a brief illness.
Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on ABOUT ALICETheatre for a New Audience is currently staging the world premiere ofAbout Alice, a new play byCalvin Trillin, inspired by his 2007 memoir of the same name. The production, directed byLeonard Foglia, plays January 8-February 3, 2019 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
BEAUTIFUL Offers Free Tickets to Furloughed Federal WorkersFederal employees on furlough due to the partial government shutdown will be given free admission toBeautiful - The Carole King Musicalfor select Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evening performances.
MYSTIC PIZZA Musical in the Works with Music by Melissa Etheridge, Book by Gordon Greenberg & Sas GoldbergBroadwayWorld has just learned that an all new musical stage adaptation of the 1988 motion picture MYSTIC PIZZA is now in development.
New Dramatists Will Honor Nathan Lane At 2019 Spring LuncheonNew Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor three-time Tony Award winner, Nathan Lane, with its 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 70th Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute on Tuesday, May 14th at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Brendon Urie Teases Panic! At The Disco on Broadway with Incredible Fan ArtA recent post on the Panic At The Disco's Instagram hints at a potential Broadway run for the band.The photoshows front man BrendonUrie holding a playbill based on Panic's most recent album,Pray For The Wicked. See the photo below
Snubs and Surprises of the 2019 OSCARS NominationsThis morning, nominations for the 91stOSCARSwere announced by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani.Find out who was snubbed and what surprised us
MARY POPPINS RETURNS, A STAR IS BORN Among Nominees for 2019 OSCARS - Full ListThis morning, nominationsfor the 91stOscarswill be announced byTracee Ellis Ross andKumail Nanjiani.
BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2019Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events