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Photos & Video: Get a First Look at AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 05, 2024

Get a first look at photos and video of After Midnight at Paper Mill Playhouse!

Okieriete Onaodowan & Alaman Diadhiou Complete the Cast of Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 05, 2024

Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamilton) will join the cast of Encores! Jelly’s Last Jam as Buddy Bolden and Alaman Diadhiou will make his New York stage debut as Young Jelly. See the full cast and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review Roundup: Sufjan Stevens, Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury's ILLINOISE at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Joshua Wright - February 05, 2024

Illinoise, the theatrical adaption of Grammy- and Oscar-nominated Sufjan Stevens’ concept album Illinois, is coming to Park Avenue Armory March 3-23, 2024, following a run at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater from January 28-February 18, 2024. Let's see what the critics have to say!

GREAT PERFORMANCES to Air Audra McDonald Concert, Public Theatre's HAMLET & More This Spring
by Michael Major - February 05, 2024

Audra McDonald's London Palladium Concert, The Public Theater’s production of Hamlet, Elton John And Bernie Taupin: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song concert special and a star-studded Rogers & Hammerstein celebration are coming to PBS. The specials will feature Ato Blankson-Wood, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace, and more.

Character Breakdown: DOUBT Cast Unpacks Their Roles
by Nicole Rosky - February 05, 2024

In this video, watch as the cast of Doubt: A Parable chats about their roles in the new Broadway revival.

Broadway Buying Guide: February 5, 2024- Get Tickets to SWEENEY TODD, HADESTOWN and More
by Team BWW - February 05, 2024

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, February 5, 2024.

Photos: Broadway at the GRAMMYs - See Annaleigh Ashford, Natasha Yvette Williams & More on the Red Carpet
by Michael Major - February 05, 2024

Check out photos of Broadway's best hit the red carpet at the GRAMMYs last night. Annaleigh Ashford, Josh Groban, Micaela Diamond, Fantasia Barrino, Liz Callaway, Kandi Burruss, and more. Newly-minted GRAMMY-winner Natasha Yvette Williams was also present, photographed as she took home a trophy for her work on the Some Like It Hot cast recording.

Play BroadwayWorld's Daily Word Game - 2/5/2024
by Team BWW - February 05, 2024

Today's BroadwayWorld Daily Word Game is now live - can you guess today's word or phrase? The solution can be any theatre related word or phrase - a show title, performer, recognizable lyrical phrase, and more.

What Did Chita Rivera Think Was the Best Musical Number She Performed?
by Cara Joy David - February 05, 2024

It’s been almost a week, but I’m still having trouble processing the loss of Chita Rivera. I expected to see her onstage again. What always struck me about Rivera, the ultimate gypsy (a term she clung to after others eschewed it in the name of political correctness), is, even in later years, she still seemed like a dancer first, a star second.

Full Cast Set For THE WHO'S TOMMY on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - February 05, 2024

Complete casting has been announced for the newly reimagined Broadway production of The Who’s TOMMY.  Find out who is starring in the show here!

Photos: New York City Center Encores! ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Celebrates Closing Night
by Bruce Glikas - February 05, 2024

New York City Center Encores! season kicked off with Once Upon a Mattress, which officially closed on February 4, 2024. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate the show's final performance. Check out photos of the cast taking their final bows and celebrating at the after party.

Video: Marc Shaiman Reacts to GRAMMY Win For SOME LIKE IT HOT
by Stephi Wild - February 05, 2024

Marc Shaiman took to social media to share a video of his reaction to winning the Grammy for Best Musical Theater album for the musical Some Like It Hot.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE ADDAMS FAMILY Concert, Starring Ramin Karimloo and Michelle Visage!
by Stephi Wild - February 05, 2024

All new rehearsal images have been released from The Addams Family live in concert, starring Ramin Karimloo and Michelle Visage. The Addams Family will play at the London Palladium from 12-13 February 2024. Check out the photos here!

Video: PURLIE VICTORIOUS Takes its Final Bows on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - February 05, 2024

This weekend, Purlie Victorious took its final bow at the Music Box Theatre following 23 previews and 151 regular performances. The final show took place on February 4. Check out a video of the final curtain call here!

Cara Delevingne Will Make Stage Debut in CABARET in the West End Alongside Luke Treadaway
by Stephi Wild - February 05, 2024

Actress and model Cara Delevingne will make her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret in the West End! She will be joined by Olivier Award-winning actor Luke Treadaway in the role of The Emcee. The pair begin performances from 11 March 2024 until 1 June 2024.

Gender-Swapped COMPANY Will Premiere in Sweden This Year
by Stephi Wild - February 05, 2024

The gender-swapped production of Company, which has previously run on Broadway and London's West End, and is now embark on a North American tour, will open in Sweden this year. Performances begin on August 29 at Sergels torg , Stora scenen, floor 2.

Video: Chip Zien Gives Speech at HARMONY Closing Night Curtain Call
by Stephi Wild - February 05, 2024

Harmony officially concluded its run on Broadway on February 4. Producer Ken Davenport shared a video of the show's final curtain call, which included a speech by Chip Zien. Check out the video here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 5, 2024
by - February 05, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is February 5, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.



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