Friday, September 13, 2019

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND National Tour Set Design Revealed

The national tour of Once On This Island is preparing to tell its story on the road and today we got our first glimpse of the tour's set design!

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Sam Tutty to Star in London's Dear Evan Hansen; Lauren Ward & More Complete the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

Complete casting is here for the highly anticipated West End transfer of the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. The previously announced production will begin previews on October 29 and …

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tony Nominee Justin Vivian Bond to Host 2019 Bessie Awards by Adam Hetrick

The ceremony will feature performances by Tony Award-nominated Once On This Island and Choir Boy choreographer Camille A. Brown & Dancers.

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Six Announces Casting for Broadway Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is set for the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of Six. The previously announced main-stem transfer of the Olivier-nominated musical will begin previews on February 13, 202…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

'SpongeBob Musical,' 'Once on This Island' top Pittsburgh CLO's 2020 summer season by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The season that opens June 2 includes “Cabaret,” “Sister Act,” “Guys and Dolls” and “A Chorus Line.”

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Listen to 12 of the Best Songs Cut From Musicals by Logan Culwell-Block

Did you know that some of the best songs written for Hamilton, Once On This Island, and Little Shop of Horrors were cut before opening night?

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Tony-Winning ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Once On This Island’ Hit the Road by Matthew Wexler

"Hadestown" and "Once On This Island" have each announced forthcoming national tours, bringing Broadway's best to cities around the country. The post Tony-Winning ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Once…

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‘Enthralling & authentic to watch’: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The British Theatre Academy’s production of the Caribbean-inspired Little Mermaid adaptation, Once On This Island is an enchanting show with dynamic, heart-wrenching performances, energy i…

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Creative Team Announced For Broadway-Bound SOUL TRAIN; Broadway Premiere Planned For 2021

Tony Award-nominated Producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) and Jeffrey Tick (former owner of Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater), alongside new general producing partner Richard Gay (5Pack Ente…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Wake Up With BWW 8/16: THE INHERITANCE Casting, MEAN GIRLS and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Tour Casting, and More!

Today's top stories: casting has been announced for The Inheritance, and the national tours of Mean Girls and Once On This Island!

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Today on Broadway: Friday, August 16, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Casting Announced for “The Inheritance,” “Once on this Island” Tour, CSC’s “Macbeth,” Broadway Week Details Announced! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday…

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Tamyra Gray, Cassondra James, Phillip Boykin, Courtnee Carter & More Will Lead the Once on This Island Tour by Ryan Gilbert

They will tell the story...across the country! Cast members from the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Once on This Island will lead the previously announced touring production, includi…

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Tamyra Gray, Courtnee Carter, Philip Boykin To Lead ONCE ON THIS ISLAND National Tour; Full Casting Announced

Cast members from the Broadway company will lead the national tour of 2017 Broadway revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!

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Tamyra Gray, Phillip Boykin, More Will Star in National Tour of Once On This Island by Andrew Gans

Tony nominee Michael Arden directs the Tony-winning revival, which launches its tour in October.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Once on This Island, Southwark Playhouse review - folkloric Caribbean musical charms by Marianka Swain

Class, calypso and warring gods feature in this enthusiastic revival As British summer really kicks in (umbrellas at the ready), our thoughts might turn fondly to the sunny Caribbean. Good t…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Inspiring Change by Angela Tricarico

by Mara Jill Herman (Graphic by Brittney Keim) In 2018, I was…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Olivier-Nominated Hit Musical Six Sets 2020 Broadway Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Six is headed to Broadway. The acclaimed Olivier-nominated tuner has scheduled a 2020 debut at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning on March 12, 2020 ahead of a February 13 opening night. W…

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Michael Arden to Direct 50th Anniversary Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Concert at Lincoln Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael Arden, the innovative director who earned a pair of Tony noms for his visionary takes on Once on This Island and Spring Awakening, has signed on to helm Manhattan Concert Productio…

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Once On This Island’s Michael Arden Will Direct Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Concert at Lincoln Center by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Stephen Oremus will be the music director for the February 2020 concert at David Geffen Hall.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Daniel J. Watts & More to Join Adrienne Warren in Tina—The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Additional casting has been announced for the Broadway transfer of the Olivier-nominated West End hit Tina—The Tina Turner Musical. The previously announced main-stem production will begin…

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Daniel J. Watts, Dawnn Lewis, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Myra Lucretia Taylor & More Join Adrienne Warren in TINA on Broadway

Additional casting has been announced for TINA a?" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL on Broadway! Along with the previously announced Adrienne Warren in the title role, TINA will star Daniel J. Watts …

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Once On This Island’s Alex Newell, Scandal’s Joe Morton, and More Tapped for Rebel Verses at The Vineyard by Olivia Clement

Developing Artists’ two-week festival will showcase the original work of performers ages 13–19.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

American Repertory Theater Announces Full Cast for Olivier-Nominated Musical Six by Andy Lefkowitz

American Repertory Theater has announced casting for its upcoming staging of the Olivier-nominated musical Six, set to play the Cambridge, Massachusetts theater later this summer. The previ…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tamyra Gray, Edward Hibbert & More Join Hollywood Bowl's Starry Into the Woods by Andy Lefkowitz

Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Into the Woods. The previously announced production, featuring direction and choreography by Tony nomi…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

‘West Side Story’ Producers Announce Cast for Broadway Revival by Julia Jacobs

The production will include Isaac Powell of “Once on this Island” and the New York City Ballet star Amar Ramasar.

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Ivo van Hove's West Side Story to Star Isaac Powell, Shereen Pimentel, Amar Ramasar & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of West Side Story from Tony-winning director Ivo van Hove and internationally acclaimed choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Review: Sunny songs, brutal story — that ‘s ‘Once on this Island’ in El Cerrito by Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent

The musical "Once on The Island," playing in El Cerrito, has a split personality: pleasing songs but a disheartening tale of clashing cultures.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

The life and music of Neil Diamond on Broadway. And I’m honored to be producing.

It was last spring.  And I couldn’t have been busier. But when this mentor/friend calls, I pick up the phone.  I don’t care where I am or what I’m doing.  I answer. And this story i…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

League Of Professional Theatre Women 2019 Leadership Luncheon by Sandra Mardenfeld

Andre De Shields Donna Walker-Kuhn Inspiring others was the theme at the League of Professional Theatre Women 2019 Leadership Luncheon celebrating the inaugural Rachel Crothers Leadership…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Watch Quentin Earl Darrington, Alex Newell, and More Inspire Students in Broadway Dreams Music Video by Dan Meyer

The Once On This Island veterans were among a group leading workshops at The Walker School in Atlanta.

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300 Shows: Awesome Design by JK

After some 36 years of seeing Broadway shows, I have to admit it takes a lot to impress me. But I can guarantee that if everyone on the creative team is on the same page, and everything abou…

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