Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Review: Spring Awakening at Round House Theatre, sex, rock and musical by Meaghan Hannan Davant

Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s musical Spring Awakening, which opened on Broadway in 2006, was a real-life Cinderella story for its creators and young cast. Despite unconventional origins…

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Dear Evan Hansen Alum Alex Boniello Doesn't Want to Play Sad Characters Anymore by Michael Appler

Alex Boniello is tired. The two-time Broadway alum took his final bow as Dear Evan Hansen’s Connor Murphy—the troubled, outsider teen whose suicide places Evan in an impossible moral dil…

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Duncan Sheik, Krysta Rodriguez and More to Join Steven Sater at The Strand to Celebrate His Debut Novel ALICE BY HEART

Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) will appear at NYC's The Strand (828 Broadway at 12th Street) to discuss his debut novel, Alice By Heart, an adaptation of his hit Off-Broadway musical of the…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

‘Spring Awakening’ is more relevant now than ever. Round House’s young actors tell us why. by Darby Dejarnette

Spring Awakening has never been a shy musical. Based on German playwright Frank Wedekind’s 1891 tale of teenagers awakening to their sexuality amongst adults who failed to provide any sexu…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Nothing to Shout About: A Review of Whisper House at Black Button Eyes Productions by Noel Schecter

This spooky meta musical from Kyle Jarrow ("SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical") and Duncan Sheik ("Spring Awakening") cares more than it scares.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Tonya Beckman on Spring Awakening at Round House and the relevance of the 2006 musical to teens and parents today by Keith Loria

Bethesda-based Round House Theatre will be staging the groundbreaking musical Spring Awakening under the direction of Alan Paul. Previews begin January 22nd. Set in the late 19th century Ge…

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The Friday 5: 5 Broadway "Rain" Songs by JK

I was rifling through some things the other day, and came across a flyer for Ghost: The Musical and saw this picture. It reminded me of that show's song "Rain" and how much I enjoyed Caissie…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Christy Altomare to Join Michael Wartella & Joey McIntyre in The Wanderer at Paper Mill Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

Christy Altomare is headed back to the stage in a new musical. The original Anastasia star and former vlogger will play Susan, wife of legendary rocker Dion, in the new musical …

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Whisper House makes its spooky and intimate Chicago debut by Albert Williams

A young boy and his reclusive aunt face down old ghosts during World War II One might have thought that a ten-year-old show with libretto by Kyle Jarrow (author …

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Tony Winner Ali Stroker Narrates Audiobook for Sonia Sotomayor's JUST ASK

Tony Award®-winning actress Ali Stroker (Oklahoma, Deaf West's Spring Awakening, The Glee Project) narrates the audiobook of JUST ASK: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You (Listening Library; on …

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Spring Awakening’s Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff Are Still Besties by Ruthie Fierberg

Michele talks about her new album Christmas in the City and how she chose the song for her duet with Groff.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

The conflicted theater fan's guide to Cats by Marc Snetiker

For as long as I’ve been alive, Cats has been a musical theater punchline. How it got there is easy: It’s a show about cats. It features performers dressed as cats. They sing songs where…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

David Jeffery to Make Broadway Debut as Connor Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen: 'I Am Truly Humbled' by Andy Lefkowitz

David Jeffery, a rising star who has been part of the Toronto and touring companies of Dear Evan Hansen, will take over the role of Connor Murphy in the Broadway production beginning on Febr…

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Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff Sing a Spirited 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' on The Tonight Show by Andy Lefkowitz

Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff won the hearts of theater fans more than a decade ago when they played Wendla and Melchior in the dark Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening. Years later, stil…

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Watch Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff Reunite to Sing 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' by Mark Peikert

The former Spring Awakening and Glee co-stars stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon December 16.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Kevin Adams!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to four-time Tony-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams about the soundtrack to the 1973 film 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' They also discuss 'Hair,' Barry D…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

See Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, Josh Groban & More Step Out for New York Stage & Film's 2019 Winter Gala by Lindsey Sullivan

A starry lineup of performers and presenters toasted honorees Tom Hulce and Diana DiMenna at New York Stage and Film's winter gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on December 8. Lea Michele and Jon…

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Kyle Harris on His Whirlwind Introduction to The Inheritance and His Spring Awakening Dream Role by Caitlin Moynihan

Jordan Barbour, Darryl Gene Daughtry Jr., Kyle Soller, Arturo Luís Soria and Kyle Harris in "The Inheritance" (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Known for his screen roles on Freeform's Stitchers an…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Young Adult Novel Adaptation of Alice by Heart Musical to Debut in 2020 by Ryan McPhee

Steven Sater penned the book, based on the show he co-wrote with Spring Awakening collaborator Duncan Sheik and Jessie Nelson.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jagged Little Pill arrives on Broadway as a musical with angst to spare: Review by Melissa Rose Bernardo

“Ooh, this could get messy,” sings the ensemble of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill at the top of Act 2. It’s actually a bit from “Hands Clean” — not a song from the eponymous 199…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Mr. Broadway December 2019: Little Shop's Jonathan Groff by JK

The current off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors has rekindled my appreciation for Mr. December 2019. I've been a fan since I first saw him in an early preview of another off-Broa…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Theatre People by Performerstuff

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Theatre People Written by Ella Embry November 26th, 2019 Have no idea what to get your actor friend? Or maybe someone you know is REALLY into thea…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, More to Perform at New York Stage and Film Winter Gala by Emily Selleck

The Spring Awakening alums will take the stage at the December 8 event honoring Diana DiMenna and Tom Hulce.

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Gideon Glick Will Take Over as Seymour in Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors; Production Extends Again by Andy Lefkowitz

Don't it go to show, ya never know! On the heels of a two-week run in off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors while Jonathan Groff was on leave, Gideon Glick has signed on to succeed Groff as…

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Gideon Glick Will Take Over as Seymour in Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of a two-week run in off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors while Jonathan Groff was on leave, Gideon Glick has signed on to permanently replace as Seymour Krelborn in the new p…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

The week in theatre: Dear Evan Hansen; Touching the Void; #WeAreArrested – review by Susannah Clapp

Noël Coward; Duke of York’s; Arcola, LondonA dazzling West End debut lights up a newly arrived Broadway hit, while Joe Simpson’s Andes ordeal is all too real on stage, and a jailed repo…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Jonathan Groff on Truly Geeking Out in Little Shop of Horrors, Frozen 2’s Depth, Mindhunter Bros & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele in Spring Awakening (Photo by Monique Carboni) Jonathan Groff first made audiences swoon as the dreamy intellectual Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening in 200…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Gideon Glick & Perry Dubin Are Married on New York City's Lower East Side by Andy Lefkowitz

Hats off to Tony-nominated actor Gideon Glick and his longtime love, Perry Dubin, who were married on November 18 at The Back Room on the Lower East Side in New York City. Glick's Significa…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Serenbe Playhouse Will Stage Spring Awakening, Kinky Boots, More in 2020 Season by Andrew Gans

The Georgia theatre company, known for its site-specific outdoor productions, has also announced a change in leadership.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Odds & Ends: Duncan Sheik & Kyle Jarrow's Whisper House to Make Off-Broadway Premiere in 2020 & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Duncan Sheik & Kyle Jarrow's Whisper House to Make Off-Broadway Premiere in 2020 Whisper House, a long-gestating musical …

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Spencer Liff Will Direct China Debut Of SPRING AWAKENING

Shanghai Culture Square announced today the first professional production of the eight-time Tony Award®-winning Spring Awakening in China. This ground-breaking production will be directe…

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