BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of National Tours in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

Zach Manske Joins Cast of Billy Elliot Tour


NETworks Presentations, LLC announced today that Zach Manske made his debut in the national touring cast of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot: the Musical, in the role of 'Billy.' Manske is ... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Launch BARNUM BASH National Tour


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is excited to announce the launch of BARNUM BASH(SM), an all-new 45-city US tour. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents BARNUM BASH introduces the Ring... (read more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP Theatrical Tour Hits Omaha


NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions are bringing BLUE MAN GROUP's new theatrical touring production to Omaha's Orpheum Theater Tuesday, January 17 through Sunday, January 22... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Set For UK Tour from October; Tickets on Sale Today


Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group and Bob Bartner are delighted to announce that 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL will have its UK Premiere at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 12 October 2012. Tickets... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

DANDY DICK Launches National Tour in Brighton this Summer; West-End Run Promised


Starring Patricia Hodge and Nicholas Le Prevost, DANDY DICK by Arthur Wing Pinero will have its opening night on July 3. This Theatre Royal Brighton Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group collaborat... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

LION KING Opens in New Orleans at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, March 16


The New Orleans premiere of Disney's THE LION KING opens tonight, Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for a limited engagement of five weeks through Sunday, April 15. In New Orle... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Broadway Sacramento Brings in a MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET


On December 4, 1956, four legendary musicians ended up at the same recording studio in what turned into the dream jam session. In 2010, the historic day made history once again with its own Broadway s... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

MAD ABOUT THE BOY Set for UK-Wide Tour Following London Launch May 12 - Sept 29


Iron Shoes has announced the national tour dates for their production of Mad About the Boy. The production will receive its London première at the Unicorn Theatre on Saturday 12 May before embarking o... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Christopher Sieber Talks LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Tour & More!


Christopher Sieber is currently playing the role of Albin/Zaza in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES on tour. Christopher's career has been unique and diverse. He has been on TV and Broadway and brings his own life's... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Broadway Sacramento Goes WICKED


Seven is the perfect number. Thursday night marked my seventh time seeing the hit musical "Wicked." Here's the countdown: Twice in San Francisco in high school, once in New York as a high school gradu... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS Tour Vets Get Married in Tuscany!


Last week on May 24, JERSEY BOYS national tour veterans Denise Payne and Kevin Worley tied the knot in a little town in Tuscany called Certaldo Alto. Check out photos from their beautiful Italian wed... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Comes to San Diego


This musical comedy brings everyone's favorite creepy family to the stage. Wednesday Addams turns the Addams house upside down when she announces that she has a "normal" boyfriend. Her parents, Gome... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

Ben Cook and Noah Parets Join Billy Elliot's National Tour


Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC announced today that Ben Cook and Noah Parets will join the national touring cast of the ... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

Tickets On Sale 6/8 for Disney's THE LION KING at SHN Orpheum Theatre


Disney Theatrical Productions and SHN announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 8 at 7 am.Disney's THE... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

MEMPHIS Comes Home to San Diego, Now thru 7/29


MEMPHIS the 2010 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, opens at the San Diego Civic Theatre tonight, July 24 for a limited engagement and will play through July 29th.... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

Tickets for LES MISERABLES in Thousand Oaks Go on Sale 7/8


Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of LES MISERABLES will go on sale Sunday, July 8 at 12 p.m. for the Thousand Oaks premiere engagement at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts P... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Disney's THE LION KING - An Ideal Summer Outing


THE LION KING definitely roared into Houston.... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

Brandon Andrus, Colby Foytik and More to Star in JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts Center, Now thru 9/2


Casting was previously announced for the Providence engagement of the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Prov... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The National Tour of BOOK OF MORMON at the Denver Center - OMG Funny!


This twisted show was outrageously offensive and Denver couldn't get enough!... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

MUMMENSCHANZ Announces 2012-13 Tour


Celebrating 40 years, the internationally acclaimed MUMMENSCHANZ 'is poised to bedazzle a whole new generation of audiences this fall and winter' when the legendary mask theater company returns to Nor... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: NETworks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Passably Pleases Return Audiences, Truly Impresses New Audiences


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BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: West Coast Premiere of THE BOOK OF MORMON Finally Blesses Southern California


Arguably the most anticipated Broadway musical to ever hit the road in recent decades, the worship-worthy comedy THE BOOK OF MORMON--whose first national tour is now cheerfully spreading its gospel at... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of AMERICAN IDIOT's UK Tour, Kicking Off in October 2012!


Production images have been released today of the US cast for the UK premiere of Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT, which sets out on a major national tour in O... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

WICKED Tour Cast Hosts Cabaret to Support WA Marriage Equality at Neptune Theatre, 10/29


On Monday, October 29, the National Touring Company of WICKED will host The Songs We Sing...For Good, an evening of cabaret solo performances and duets. Held at The Neptune Theatre, 1303 Northeast 45t... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber Dish on LA CAGE AUX FOLLES


La Cage Aux Folles is ending a year long direct from Broadway tour in Toronto, where it plays The Royal Alexandra Theatre for the next six weeks. Starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber, the ... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

JERSEY BOYS Plays Overture Center for the Arts, Now thru 11/25


Overture Center's Broadway at Overture Series presents JERSEY BOYS, playing tonight, November 7 through to Sunday November 25, 2012.... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

Brit Parody Duo Bring Hogwarts to Chicago; POTTED POTTER Now Playing Through 12/23


In POTTED POTTER, comedic duo Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner break down the 4,224 pages of the Harry Potter saga, the 20 hours of film, and the childhood of generation Y into a concise parody running at... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

JEKYLL & HYDE Comes to Detroit's Fisher Theatre, Now thru 12/2


The international musical sensation Jekyll & Hyde, starring Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Grammy Nominee and R&B superstar Debo... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

Cast of WICKED to Host A WICKED WONDERLAND Benefit for STAGES St. Louis and BC/EFA, 12/17


On Monday, December 17th the National Tour Cast of Wicked will host A WICKED WONDERLAND at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The performance will begin at 7pm with VIP reception to follow. The event will feat... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Billy Dances, But Billy Elliot Stumbles


When a show is as acclaimed as Billy Elliot: THE MUSICAL, the worldwide megahit that won 10 Tony Awards, audience expectations are high to say the least. Mine were. And no matter how high my expecta... (read more...)
BWW's Top National Tours Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: PETER PAN is a Family Friendly Theatrical Treat


Each year, the magic of the holidays fills the hearts of both the young and old. Keeping that magic alive and offering a fun family outing, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is presenting Cathy Rigby in ... (read more...)

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