Wednesday, July 17, 2019

An Onslaught of Closing Notices by Mo Brady

by Mo Brady Next month, five new Broadway musicals will close. Most of them are musicals with large ensembles: The Prom…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

What's It Like To Have An Unruly Heart? by Angela Tricarico

by Angela Tricarico An important piece of the rehearsal process for members of an ensemble is building a personality and backstory for the character that they’ll portray nightly once the s…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - July 15th - HADESTOWN Tops Growth & BURN THIS Concludes Run As Top Play

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Hadestown (4.42%), Beetlejuice (3.73%), Oklahoma! (2.64%), Ain't Too Proud (1.53%) and The Prom (1.44%). The top growing current Broadway plays…

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VIDEO: THE PROM's Jerusha Cavazos Takes Over Instagram!

Sunday belonged to us because Jerusha Cavazos took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story for a look behind the scenes at The Prom! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of th…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Why Do We See So Many Gay Male Characters On Broadway But So Few Lesbians? by Artsjournal1

Sure, there’s The Prom, and before that Fun Home, Indecent, and, going back, Rent and perhaps The Color Purple, but that’s been about it, writes Elisabeth Vincentelli. “Obviously, Broa…

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12 YouTube Video Performances of "Unruly Heart" from The Prom

People have taken to YouTube to put their spin on the powerful gay anthem from Broadway's The Prom

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Beth Leavel to Star in Reading of Matthew Lombardo's New Play Conversations with Mother by Andy Lefkowitz

Beth Leavel, the fan-favorite star about to conclude her Tony-nominated run in The Prom, has signed on to play the title role in a reading of Matthew Lombardo's new two-character comedy Conv…

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Broadway Investors Hit with $100 Million in Losses with Wave of Summer Closings

Earlier this week, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune announced an early closing, joining a hefty list of shows that will be closing in the upcoming weeks. Many investors will not see r…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

THE LITTLE MERMAID, GYPSY and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's July Stage-to-Screen Report

This past month was filled with exciting stage-to-screen news! In casting news, The Little Mermaid cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid film and Ryan Murphy'…

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Music Theatre International Releases Elf the Musical for Licensing by Logan Culwell-Block

Based on the 2003 holiday movie, the musical from the creators of The Prom played Broadway in 2010 and 2012.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cast Album Set for Half Time Musical from Prom Creators, Featuring Georgia Engel's Final Performance by Andy Lefkowitz

Sony Masterworks Broadway has announced the release of an original cast recording for Half Time, a new musical which debuted in 2018 at Paper Mill Playhouse. The album will be released on Au…

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The Prom's Isabelle McCalla on 'Choosing Joy,' Bringing Miss Congeniality to Broadway & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Isabelle McCalla and Caitlin Kinnunen in The Prom (Photo: Deen van Meer)Isabelle McCalla is currently wowing audiences in the The Prom, a show she's been with since she was an ensemble me…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 #LiveatFive with Isabelle McCalla of The Prom by

Isabelle McCalla stops by HQ to chat about The Prom and more with Paul Wontorek.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

The Prom's Isabelle McCalla, Oklahoma! Tony Nominee Damon Daunno & More to Appear on's #LiveAtFive This Week by Caitlin Moynihan's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects, and take quest…

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VIDEO: THE PROM's Four Emmas Perform Acoustic Rendition of 'Unruly Heart'

It's time to dance because The Prom's Tony-nominated star Caitlin Kinnunen is performing a special acoustic version of the show's song 'Unruly Heart' alongside the show's three Emma understu…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

The Boys in the Band Get to Broadway. Why Not the Girls? by Elisabeth Vincentelli

“The Prom” is the rare show with lesbian themes to reach theater’s biggest stage. Gay women deserve more than drawing their own conclusions about Princess Elsa and Scout Finch.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Odds & Ends: Melissa McCarthy in Talks to Play Ursula in Live-Action The Little Mermaid & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today.Melissa McCarthy Set to Play Ursula in Live-Action The Little Mermaid Two-time Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy is in talks to pl…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - July 1st - PRETTY WOMAN and FRANKIE AND JOHNNY Top Growth

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Pretty Woman (10.50%), Beetlejuice (4.93%), Hadestown (4.41%), The Prom (2.91%) and Tootsie The Musical (1.89%). The top growing current Broadw…

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9 Discounts for Soon-to-End Broadway Shows by Dan Meyer

See Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me, The Prom, The Cher Show, and more before they close this summer—all at a discounted rate.

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8 Discounts for Soon-to-End Broadway Shows by Dan Meyer

See The Prom, The Cher Show, and more before they close this summer—all at a discounted rate.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Celebrate Pride With a Look at 12 LGBTQ+ Characters Currently on Broadway by Nathan Skethway

The LGBTQ+ community sees representation in some of Broadway's biggest shows, including The Prom, Mean Girls, and Be More Chill.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

It's a Theatre Thing Ep #10 - The Prom, The Kennedy Center lawsuit and harassment at Beetlejuice. by Christopher Peterson

On this episode of It's A Theater Thing, Tracy and Erin discuss news about The Prom, The Kennedy Center lawsuit and harassment at Beetlejuice. Also, they discuss the Netflix documentary, "…

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The Friday 5: Pride: 5 Favorite LGBTQ Broadway Songs by JK

As we head into the final weekend of Pride 2019, I thought it appropriate to take a brief look at some Broadway songs that I turn to when I'm feeling alone or any emotional time in my life. …

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Token Theatre Friends: Pride With Caitlin Kinnunen and Larry Owens by American Theatre Editors

This week, stars of 'The Prom' and 'A Strange Loop' discuss staying positive in show business and queer representation. Plus the Friends review 'Frankie and Johnny,' 'The Secret Life of Bees…

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Michael Genet to Join Broadway's The Prom as Mr. Hawkins; Michael Potts Departs by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony-nominated musical The Prom will welcome Broadway veteran Michael Genet to the company in the role of Mr. Hawkins beginning on June 28. He'll replace original cast member Michael …

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Michael Genet Joins THE PROM As Mr Hawkins; Brittany Conigatti & Nick Eibler Added To Ensemble

Michael Genet will assume the role of Mr. Hawkins in Broadway's Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical THE PROM.

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On Friday, June 28 at 12:00 Noon, 77th Street & 37th Road, Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) will present the second event of the 2019 sea…

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Michael Genet to Join Broadway's The Prom by Ryan McPhee

The musical continues through August 11 at the Longacre Theatre.

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2019 Return of Broadway in Bryant Park Will Feature Tootsie, Beetlejuice, The Prom, Be More Chill, Oklahoma!, More by Andrew Gans

The free lunchtime concert series will also celebrate Disney’s current Broadway musicals July 25.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Broadway Summer Turns Nasty as “The Cher Show,” “King Kong,” “The Prom” Join Several Other Big Ticket Shows Unable to Make It by Roger Friedman

Summer can be cruel on Broadway — especially if there are no Tony Awards in mid June for shows that are suffering

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