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Photo Flash: Their Shot! First Look at the National Tour of HAMILTON Photo Flash: Their Shot! First Look at the National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in NationalTours

Few things have been as highly anticipated as the national tour of the sweeping hit Hamilton, and now the show has officially kicked off in San Francisco. Check out all-new shots from the touring production below. (more...)
BWW Review: Audience Captivated by THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, at Aronoff Center Cincinnati BWW Review: Audience Captivated by THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, at Aronoff Center Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold on March 24, 2017 in NationalTours

Full of bombast, flashing lights, music, and spectacle, The Illusionists provides eye-popping feats performed by seven different magicians. (more...)
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Sing Their Way Onto The Bushnell's Stage BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Sing Their Way Onto The Bushnell's Stage
by Carissa Chesanek on March 23, 2017 in NationalTours

There's a reason why the musical, Jersey Boys is such a hit, and last night the audience at The Bushnell got to experience all the hype.  (more...)
ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month! ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in NationalTours

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that, due to popular demand, the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin will extend its stay in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) through September 10, 2017. (more...)
BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Connor-Palace/Cleveland BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Connor-Palace/Cleveland
by Roy Berko on March 23, 2017 in NationalTours

When the 2016-17 Key Bank Broadway series was announced, I was ecstatic. Three of my favorite recent Broadway shows were listed: 'Something Rotten,' 'An American in Paris,' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.' (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in NationalTours

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Stylish Evening of Wit and Musical Memories BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Stylish Evening of Wit and Musical Memories
by Frank Benge on March 23, 2017 in NationalTours

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is a jukebox musical that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King with a book by Douglas McGrath, using songs that she wrote, often together with Gerry Goffin, and other contemporary songs by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector and others. The original production received its world premiere in San Francisco in October of 2013, and made its Broadway debut at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in January 2014. This U.S. touring production now at Bass Concert Hall launched in September 2015. (more...)
BWW Review: CABARET Moves Madisonians at The Overture Center BWW Review: CABARET Moves Madisonians at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson on March 22, 2017 in NationalTours

As I've stated before, theater should speak to people. This production of Cabaret spoke volumes to me and feels particularly poignant in today's political climate.   (more...)
BWW Interview: Matthew J. Taylor of 42ND STREET at MAYO Performing Arts Center BWW Interview: Matthew J. Taylor of 42ND STREET at MAYO Performing Arts Center
by Jaclyn Layman on March 22, 2017 in NationalTours

Come and meet the star of 42nd Street! I had the privilege of chatting with the very talented Matthew J. Taylor, who plays Julian Marsh in this exciting production. We talk about life on the road, beloved timeless musicals, preserving vocal health and New Jersey's outstanding Westminster Choir College. (more...)
BWW Review: Deborah Cox Dazzles Nashville Audiences in THE BODYGUARD BWW Review: Deborah Cox Dazzles Nashville Audiences in THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis on March 22, 2017 in NationalTours

Deborah Cox, the Grammy Award-nominated R&B and pop music star now headlining the national tour of The Bodyguard - the stage musical based upon the 1992 film - proves herself to be every inch the star. From the very first moment she appears onstage, clad in Tim Hatley's eye-popping costume as 'Queen of the Night,' Cox carries with her that unmistakable, but hard to define, quality that sets her apart from mere mortals. (more...)
BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Has A Plethora of Family-Friendly Acts Up Its Sleeve BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Has A Plethora of Family-Friendly Acts Up Its Sleeve
by Rachel Weinberg on March 22, 2017 in NationalTours

Come one, come all to CIRCUS 1903-THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS that has landed in Chicago with plenty of razzle dazzle circus acts and exhilarating feats to make this show a treat for the whole family. Directed by Neil Dorward, and featuring two magnificently rendered elephant puppets from Significant Object, the artistic company that was also behind WAR HORSE, CIRCUS 1903 is a feast for the eyes and recalls the delights of a classic traveling circus. (more...)
BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is Making Waves in Jacksonville BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is Making Waves in Jacksonville
by Heather Vollman on March 22, 2017 in NationalTours

The curtain set sail as the orchestra led an overture riddled with recognizable tunes. Two rows behind me, an adorable little girl clad in turquoise fins and a long red wig bounced up and down in her seat, eager for the show to begin. From behind a brilliantly dressed proscenium, Diana Huey popped out through playful bubbles, singing "This is where I belong!" to open the 5th Avenue Theatre's touring production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Huey, who leads as Ariel, is absolutely accurate in her first lines. Masterfully assuming the role of the stubborn little mermaid with a show-stopping voice, Huey is joined by a stellar cast of theatrical strength. (more...)
BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello' BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'
by Christopher Castanho on March 21, 2017 in NationalTours

It's always a comfort knowing that alumni from your Musical Theatre program are working and doing great things in the entertainment industry. Jake Emmerling is doing just that, currently spreading the good word across the country in The Book of Mormon national tour as a member of the ensemble. After returning to his alma mater for an afternoon to teach a choreography masterclass, I was lucky enough to sit down with the performer and hear about his experience being on tour with such a big Broadway hit. (more...)
BWW Interview: Evelyn Christina Tonn In CHICAGO Coming to the Van Wezel BWW Interview: Evelyn Christina Tonn In CHICAGO Coming to the Van Wezel
by Carolan Trbovich on March 21, 2017 in NationalTours

Sarasotan, Evelyn Christina Tonn Comes to the Van Wezel in Chicago the Musical (more...)
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox! MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox!
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in NationalTours

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's tour embarked on its third year at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, nearly 58 years to day that Motown Records was founded. The music of Motown began bringing people together back in 1959, reaching men and women of different cultures, religion, ethnicity and ages, and has provided a message of hope and healing ever since. (more...)
BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain on March 20, 2017 in NationalTours

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life with the music that helped define a generation. (more...)
Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Stars Sing for Seniors in Denver Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Stars Sing for Seniors in Denver
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in NationalTours

On March 13th, 2017, Sing For Your Seniors (SFYS) hosted the latest in its series of Broadway Sessions with cast members from the National Tour of 'An American in Paris' for the seniors at Morning Star Adult Day Program in Denver while on their stop at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts. The Morning Star audience enjoyed a one-hour session, as well as a meet-and-greet visit with the cast following the performance. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)
On The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARD On The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis on March 20, 2017 in NationalTours

After some 2,200 performances as the legendary Bob Crewe in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys, Jonathan Hadley is more than happy - maybe even contented - to update his resume with the words "journeyman actor," as he adds the role of Sy Spector in The Bodyguard to the list of roles for which he is justifiably well-known. (more...)
HAMILTON's Education Program to Kick Off Next Week in the Bay Area HAMILTON's Education Program to Kick Off Next Week in the Bay Area
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in NationalTours

The innovative educational program that launched last year at Hamilton on Broadway will debut in San Francisco on March 22 when 2,200 students and teachers from 18 area Public Schools attend the matinee performance of the musical at SHN Orpheum Theater at 1192 Market Street at 8th Street. (more...)
DYLAN BRODY'S DRIVING HOLLYWOOD to Launch Tour at Chicago's Apollo Theater DYLAN BRODY'S DRIVING HOLLYWOOD to Launch Tour at Chicago's Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in NationalTours

Blue Panther Productions presents award winning humorist Dylan Brody in his new solo show 'Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood' starting at Chicago's Apollo Theater May 3 running thru May 20. Nancy Carlin directs. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 2017 in NationalTours

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Review: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Asks the Musical Question, 'SHALL WE DANCE?' BWW Review: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Asks the Musical Question, 'SHALL WE DANCE?'
by Gary Laird on March 16, 2017 in NationalTours

The latest iteration of the production on tour is crafted with care and performed with verve. It's an 'old-fashioned' Broadway staple, and it never wears out its welcome. It unabashedly tugs at the heartstrings, tickles the funny bone and jerks the tears, just as it did when it opened 66 years ago this month. Few musicals achieve this kind of longevity, and more than a few of those are from the pens of Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)
BWW REVIEW: CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME Shines in Boston BWW REVIEW: CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME Shines in Boston
by Jan Nargi on March 16, 2017 in NationalTours

The ingenious stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's popular mystery novel THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME invites the audience into the challenging world of 15-year-old Christopher Boone (Adam Langdon on opening night) whose exceptional brain is trapped inside an emotionally stunted body. Through the heightened use of sights, sounds, and technically stylized staging, this Tony Award-winning play creates a world of frightening sensory overload that enables the viewer to empathize viscerally with a boy who can't empathize with others. (more...)
Omaha Performing Arts Announces BEAUTIFUL Songwriting Competition Winners Omaha Performing Arts Announces BEAUTIFUL Songwriting Competition Winners
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in NationalTours

After an overwhelming local response, Omaha Performing Arts is proud to announce the top two songs in the BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical Songwriting Competition. (more...)
BWW Review: 'Honey, Honey,' MAMMA MIA! Makes Yet Another Stop at Cleveland's Connor Palace BWW Review: 'Honey, Honey,' MAMMA MIA! Makes Yet Another Stop at Cleveland's Connor Palace
by Roy Berko on March 16, 2017 in NationalTours

Yes, the jukebox musical 'Mamma Mia!' is back in Cleveland. And, as has consistently happened in the past, the audience was on its feet dancing and singing in the rows and aisles during the extended curtain call. (more...)