Saturday, January 19, 2019

BWW Interview: Tony Winner and Grammy Nominee Lindsay Mendez on Her Return to 54 Below and WICKED Past by Paul Smith

A Broadway show, Tony Award, Grammy nomination and now a return visit to Feinstein's54 Below, Lindsay Mendez has had a whirlwind of a year.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Lena Hall at The Sheen Center February 9 “Falling Apart or Nailing the Part” by Sandi Durell

  Tony Award winner Lena Hall will unveil the ups and downs of her Broadway life in her unforgettable and regrettable musical theater auditions; from the failures to the “I nailed…

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Kristin Chenoweth on Why She's Bringing the Story of Tammy Faye Bakker to the Stage by Logan Culwell-Block

Watch a clip from the Wicked star's upcoming appearance on ABC's 20/20.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Sophie Evans and Alice Fearn in WICKED by BroadwayWorld

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is already the thirteenth longest running show in West End history and curren…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Late-night concert series announced for MT Fest UK by Eleni Cashell

Musical theatre fans, prepare yourselves, there’s a series of late-night informal concerts with some of your favourite West End stars on the horizon.The series, entitled Night Caps, has al…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

David Henry Hwang to Pen Live-Action Hunchback of Notre Dame Film; Josh Gad Eyes Title Role by Andy Lefkowitz

There's more life yet for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The beloved 1996 animated film which was adapted into an acclaimed stage musical will now appear as a live-action movie, with a scr…

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Wicked’s Amanda Jane Cooper Will Make Feinstein’s/54 Below Debut This Spring by Adam Hetrick

Special guests will include Wicked co-stars Jackie Burns, Emily Koch, and Jessica Vosk.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Watch Patti Murin and Stars from Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, More Perform at the Jimmy Awards' 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert by Logan Culwell-Block

The live streamed concert celebrates a decade of the nationwide awards system honoring the best of high school musical theatre.

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Broadway Grosses: Sara Bareilles & Gavin Creel Serve Up a Box Office Boost at Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

It was an exciting week for fans of the beloved Broadway musical Waitress. The show's Tony-nominated composer, Sara Bareilles, returned to the stage in the central role of Jenna, joined …

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Inside Brittney Johnson’s Whirlwind Experience Going On as Wicked’s First Glinda of Color by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor shares the most meaningful moment, what it was like to make that first entrance, and making Broadway history.

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Brittney Johnson Makes History As First Glinda of Color in Wicked On Broadway #BlackGlinda by Drew Shade

Last night, January 10, 2019, Brittney Johnson (Les Mis, Motown, Beautiful) stepped on to the stage at the Gershwin Theatre and made history as the first Black woman, or any woman of color f…

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Brittney Johnson Makes History as Broadway's First Glinda of Color in Wicked by Mark Peikert

Stepping in for Katie Rose Clarke, Johnson's performance marked an important milestone for the show.

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'Congratulotions!' Brittney Johnson Becomes First Woman of Color to Play Glinda in Wicked on Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

What a celebration we'll have today! Brittney Johnson became the first woman of color to play Glinda in Wicked on Broadway on January 10. Johnson, who became an ensemble member and Glind…

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Upcoming Equity Auditions for The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Burn This, and More by Playbill Staff

Find your next job with this selection of upcoming auditions for Broadway and shows around the country.

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Callum Francis & Andy Kelso Are the New Stars of Kinky Boots on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of Kinky Boots veterans step into the Tony-winning Broadway production at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on January 11. Callum Francis takes on the role of Lola for the first time on Broad…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Brittney Johnson Makes History As First Glinda of Color in an English-Language Production of WICKED by Alan Henry

BroadwayWorld has learned that tonight Brittney Johnson makes her Glinda debut in WICKED on Broadway, becoming the first actress of color to play the part.

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BWW TV: Check Out the Music Video for Off-Broadway Hit WICKED CLONE by BroadwayWorld TV

'This rare piece of visual and audio creativity was written, composed, designed, and choreographed by the Indiggo Twins-Mihaela and Gabriela Mordorcea. Based on their 500-page bestseller Wic…

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When a show's a Broadway hit, says Actors’ Equity, pay the tryout folks — but #NotALabRat is complicated by Chris Jones

Broadway announced some stunning financial results over the holidays: “Wicked” pulled in $3.4 million in a single week; $2.6 million thawed the ice at “Frozen”; $3.7 million circled …

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Cher Show, Mean Girls, Wicked, More Offering 2-for-1 Tickets During 2019 Broadway Week by Dan Meyer

The twice-a-year initiative returns January 21–February 10.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Judy Kaye to Play Queen Elizabeth in World Premiere Princess Diana Musical at La Jolla Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

Fresh off a celebrated run as the Dowager Empress in Anastasia on Broadway, two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye has been cast as Queen Elizabeth in Diana, the highly anticipated new musical based…

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Jimmy Awards' 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert Will Be Live Streamed by Logan Culwell-Block

Frozen's Patti Murin will join Jimmy Awards alums—including stars from Dear Evan Hansen and Wicked—for the special event.

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Carmen Cusack to Star in Call Me Madam at City Center Encores! by Andy Lefkowitz

Carmen Cusack has been cast in the central role of Mrs. Sally Adams in the upcoming City Center Encores! presentation of Call Me Madam. Directed by Casey Hushion, choreographed by Tony nomin…

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The Broadway Boys: Mr. January 2019 by JK

This month, we congratulate Taylor Trensch on a job well done as he nears the end of his acclaimed run as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen. We are betting he's pretty tuckered out aft…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Once On This Island Dances Out to Packed Houses by

Michael Arden's celebrated, Tony-winning revival of Once On This Island concluded its run this past weekend, playing a final slate of performances filled with cheering standing-room-only…

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VIDEO: Watch Jessica Vosk Sing 'Fairy Story Girl' from NOEL Musical by Stage Tube

NOL, the new holiday musical from top-selling children's author Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl and preeminent Irish film composer Liam Bates recently recorded a cast albumfeaturing Broadway and We…

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This Week's #LiveAtFive Guests Include Tony Winner David Cromer, King Kong's Christiani Pitts & More! by Caitlin Moynihan #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which editors discuss what's going on in the theater community and chat with stage stars about their curre…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Jonah Platt Among Newest Batch of Guest Stars Set for Off-Broadway's Nassim by Andy Lefkowitz

Barrow Street Theatricals has announced the newest round of rotating guest actors through the beginning of the year for the American premiere of Nassim by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassi…

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VIDEO: On This Day, January 3- Happy Birthday, Telly Leung! by Alexa Criscitiello

Telly Leungis a New York City native who was recently named one of the 'Out 100' by Out Magazine and 'Faces To Watch' by The Los Angeles Times. His Broadway and national touring credits incl…

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Kinky Boots Will Welcome the Return of Andy Kelso as Charlie Price by Andy Lefkowitz

Kinky Boots alum Andy Kelso will return to the Tony-winning musical as Charlie Price beginning on January 11 through the show's final performance on April 7. He will succeed Conor Maynar…

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Broadway’s Best Year: 2018 Closes Out At $1.8B; ‘Potter’, ‘Mockingbird’, ‘Chicago’ Among Holiday Week Record-Setters by Greg Evans

With record-breaking newcomers like To Kill A Mockingbird, Network and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child joining long-running stalwarts including Chicago, Wicked and The Lion King in smashin…

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Broadway celebrated 2019 with a slew of milestones: highest-grossing week and year in history and best-attended week and year since at least 1984, according to the Broadway League. Long-runn…

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