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She's Back! Neil Patrick Harris to Appear as HEDWIG at Wigstock Drag Festival in New York CityThe New York Times has reported that Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka have teamed up with legendary drag star Lady Bunny to reinstate a lost New York City treasure, Wigstock.
Award-Winning Theatre, Television, and Film Producer Craig Zadan Passes Away at Age 69Award-winning producer, Craig Zadan, best known for his work on musicals of stage and screen helping bring both back to the mainstream, has passed away at age 69.
Pre-Broadway Run of AIN'T TOO PROUD Begins Performances Tonight At The AhmansonThe pre-Broadway run of Ain't Too ProudThe Life and Times of The Temptations at Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre will begin performances on Tuesday, August 21. The opening is set for August 24 at 8 p.m., and performances will continue through September 30, 2018.
VIDEO: On This Day, August 21- LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens on BroadwayOn this day in 1983, the original Broadway production Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's La Cage Aux Folles opened at the Palace Theatre
Industry Editor Exclusive: The Fate of Broadway's CriticsIn the last few decades, theater has become much bigger business than it used to be. However, in that same period of time, the coverage of it in mainstream media outlets has dwindled. Many of us may not remember a time that off-Broadway openings were covered on Entertainment Tonight, but it happened. In recent years, even in America's theater epicenter, theater is losing ground in major publications. Neither The New York Post or The New York Daily News has a critic on staff any longer. It is hard to even tally the amount of veteran theater writers from around the country that have lost their jobs in the last decade.
GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER to Receive Broadway Cast AlbumSH-K-BOOM RECORDS has announced it will record the new musical comedy, Gettin' The Band Back Together for an Original Broadway Cast Album to be released later this year. The production, currently running at The Belasco Theatre, is directed by Tony Award winner John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey.
JERRY SPRINGER OPERA Comes to BroadwayHD on August 30thJerry Springer OperaComes to BroadwayHD on Thursday, August 30th.
Tony Winner Barbara Harris Passes Away at 83BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen star Barbara Harris has passed away after a battle with lung cancer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. She was 83 years old.
BWW Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of Samantha Massell at 54 Below Tonight on BWW's InstagramBroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scenes of Samantha Massell's 54 below show tonight Tune in to our Instagram beginning around 900 PM EST for backstage photos, video, and beginning around 930 PM EST - video highlights from the concert
Tony Nominee Brian Murray Passes Away at 80BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway veteran Brian Murray has passed away. He was 80 years old.
Photo Flash: They've Been Found! Meet the Cast and Creatives of DEAR EVAN HANSEN National TourThe Dear Evan Hansen tour is gearing up to hit the road. The cast and creatives got together at a meet and greet, check out the photos below
SMASH Creator Theresa Rebeck to Screen New Pilot at North Folk TV FestivalTheresa Rebeck, the creator and executive producerof NBC's SMASH, is set to premiere her new pilot, The Russian Cousin, at the 2018 North Folk TV Festival.
Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: SPONGEBOB's Ethan Slater Gets Cookin' with Pineapple!In Backstage Bite withKatie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking
STAGE TUBE: Watch ANASTASIAs of the World Journey to the Past in New Music Video!The producers of the new musical, ANASTASIA are kickingoff the show's international expansion with the debut, multilingual music video 'In My DreamsJourney to the Past' featuring all four Anyas Broadway's Christy Altomare, Germany's Judith Caspari, the US National Tour's Lila Coogan and Spain's Jana Gomez. Watch the full music video below and CLICK HERE to go behind the scenes with all four Anyas
BWW TV: ANASTASIA Goes Global! Meet the Anyas of Broadway, Germany, Spain and the US TourThe producers of the new musical, ANASTASIA just kicked off the show's international expansion with the debut, multilingual music video 'In My DreamsJourney to the Past' featuring all four Anyas Broadway's Christy Altomare, Germany's Judith Caspari, the US National Tour's Lila Coogan and Spain's Jana Gomez.
VIDEO: THE NEWSBOYS 5TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONCERT Perform 'Once And For All'Go inside THE NEWSBOYS 5TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONCERT at 54 Below in the video below from BroadwayWorld's Instagram as former Newsies reunited to sing from the Alan Menken catalogue
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes Right and RecoupsBroadway's longest running comedy,The Play That Goes Wrong, announced today that the Tony Award-winning production has recouped its 4 million investment.
Jessica Vosk's Album WILD AND FREE Makes Mark on Billboard ChartsJessica Vosk Wild and Free has climbed to 29 on the Independent Artists, 12 on the Heatseekers up and coming musicians, 9 on theHeatseekers Middle Atlantic and 7 on the Heatseekers Northeast Billboard Charts. Released through Broadway Records, Jessica Vosk Wild and Freemarks Vosk's solo album debut.
VIDEO: OMAROSA! Randy Rainbow Tackles Tapes and Books and MoreIn his latest hysterical video, Randy Rainbow is weighing the pros and cons of the Omarosa tapes and book with a familiar Rodgers and Hammerstein ditty, watch below
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Janet McTeer & Company for BERNHARDT/HAMLET!Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present theworld premiere of Theresa Rebeck's BERNHARDTHAMLET, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, starring Janet McTeer as Sarah Bernhardt, Dylan Baker as Constant Coquelin and Jason Butler Harner as Edmond Rostand.
MTC Will Honor Bernadette Peters at 2018 Fall BenefitManhattan Theatre Club will present its 2018 Fall Benefit, honoring legendary three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, on Monday evening, November 19 at 583 Park Avenue.
Julie Taymor�to Receive the Honorary Maverick Award at the 19th Annual Woodstock Film FestivalThe Woodstock Film Festival is thrilled to announce its 2018 top honorary award recipients Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winning and Oscar nominated filmmaker,Julie Taymorwill receive the honorary Maverick Award at the 19th annual Woodstock Film Festival.Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning directorMatthew Heinemanwill receive the Filmmaker Award of Distinction during that same time.The Maverick Awards ceremonytakes place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. Additionally, Heineman's feature narrative debut, A PRIVATE WAR, starringRosamund Pike,Jamie DornanandStanley Tucciwill close the film festival on the evening of Sunday,October 14th and Taymor's globally renowned ACROSS THE UNIVERSE will have a special tribute screening on the morning of October 14th. Both films will be followed by QampAs.The 19th annual Woodstock Film Festival takes place from October 10-14, 2018.
SUMMER Tickets Now On Sale Through August 2019Now this is some hot stuff Tickets to SUMMER The Donna Summer Musical are now on sale through August 18, 2019. Get your tickets now through www.Ticketmaster.com online or by phone at 877-250-2929 or in person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office, 205 West 46th Street.
WAITRESS is Opening Up on the West End Next SpringA new production of Waitress is opening up It was announced today that the Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical will have its official UK premiere in the West End next spring. Currently playing its third year on Broadway, the show will bring with it an all-female creative team - a West End musical first - when it begins performances at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019. The London cast, along with full booking information, will be announced in due course.
BWW's On This Day - August 21, 2018Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events