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Disney's THE LION KING Tour Breaks Box Office Records in Greenville Disney's THE LION KING Tour Breaks Box Office Records in Greenville
by BWW News Desk on June 27, 2017 in NationalTours

Disney's The Lion King once again set the record for the highest-grossing engagement in Greenville theatrical history with a gross of $5.6 million. The award-winning musical entertained nearly 64,000 theatergoers during the four-week engagement at the Peace Center which concluded on June 25. The North American tour broke its own record set in 2012 when the production grossed over $5.1 million during their previous four week engagement. (more...)
John Davidson Joins FINDING NEVERLAND Tour as 'Captain Hook' Tonight John Davidson Joins FINDING NEVERLAND Tour as 'Captain Hook' Tonight
by BWW News Desk on June 27, 2017 in NationalTours

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) will begin performances in Finding Neverland tonight, June 27th, at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 25 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 25
by Audition Roundup on June 25, 2017 in NationalTours

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 25, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Interview: James Hadley Marvels at Directing Spider-Man (A Childhood Super Hero) & His Cohorts BWW Interview: James Hadley Marvels at Directing Spider-Man (A Childhood Super Hero) & His Cohorts
by Gil Kaan on June 23, 2017 in NationalTours

The national tour of MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES lands in Southern California beginning July 7 at STAPLES Center. Enhancing the tale of the Super Heroes' recovery of the Wand of Watoomb from the clutches of Loki and his crew of fellow villains will be massive video projections, advanced special effects, and stunts from aerialists, acrobats and motorcycle riders. We had the chance to catch director James Hadley during a break from his New Orleans rehearsal. (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 'S Wonderful' at State Theatre BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 'S Wonderful' at State Theatre
by Roy Berko on June 22, 2017 in NationalTours

My Broadway review of “An American In Paris, A New Musical,” stated that it was “a visual, dance-driven Broadway story-telling creation that is gorgeous, enchanting, seamless and sophisticated.” Though I won't go raise the banner as high for the touring production, I will say that it is a very, very pleasing and “'S Wonderful” evening of theater. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 23, 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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)
Wayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His Hometown Wayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His Hometown
by Jeffrey Ellis on June 22, 2017 in NationalTours

Try as you might, chances are you won't be very lucky in convincing Wayne Kirkpatrick to give you the scoop about his next Broadway musical - that information is kept under the strictest of confidence, thanks to his pledge to producer Kevin McCollum and his musical collaborator who just happens to be his brother, Karey. (more...)
Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET! Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in NationalTours

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades will star as seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez will play her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan, in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! (more...)
BWW Review:  RENT Returns to the National Theatre BWW Review: RENT Returns to the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry on June 21, 2017 in NationalTours

The cast and the rocking band pour every ounce of energy into everything they do. (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles is Eye-Catching and Heart Stopping BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles is Eye-Catching and Heart Stopping
by Tyler Hinton on June 21, 2017 in NationalTours

The national tour of DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles Theater is eye-catching and heart stopping with fantastic talent. (more...)
BWW Review: National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Dazzles and Delights at Kennedy Center BWW Review: National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Dazzles and Delights at Kennedy Center
by Jeffrey Walker on June 21, 2017 in NationalTours

Is this a rave? You bet your favorite things it is! Refreshing, revived, and ridiculously entertaining, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, now playing at the Kennedy Center through July 16 is a dream come true. Director Jack O'Brien has breathed new life into this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with vibrancy, an impeccable cast, and eye-popping designs set to delight audiences of any age. (more...)
Photo Flash: Jenn Colella and More Mentor Students on Broadway Dreams' #ComeTogether Summer Intensive Tour Photo Flash: Jenn Colella and More Mentor Students on Broadway Dreams' #ComeTogether Summer Intensive Tour
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2017 in NationalTours

Broadway Dreams kicked off their #ComeTogether Summer Intensive Tour yesterday at RWS Studios in Long Island City. For one week, 100 students worked with top Broadway professionals, including Jenn Colella, Christopher J. Hanke, Erin Dilly, Telsey + Co casting directors Rachel Hoffman and Criag Burns, Alex Newell, Quentin Earl Darrington and more. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 18 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 18
by Audition Roundup on June 18, 2017 in NationalTours

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 18, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Review:  HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks the Kennedy Center BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks the Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry on June 18, 2017 in NationalTours

Simply put, get thee to the Kennedy Center to experience it for yourself. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 16, 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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More! (more...)
Joey Folsom Brings Lenny Bruce Back to Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York with Upstart Productions' Latest Undertaking Joey Folsom Brings Lenny Bruce Back to Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York with Upstart Productions' Latest Undertaking
by Kyle Christopher West on June 15, 2017 in NationalTours

Joey Folsom Brings Lenny Bruce Back to Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York with Upstart Productions' Latest Undertaking (more...)
Ryan O'Neal to Undergo Back Surgery; LOVE LETTERS Tour Postponed Ryan O'Neal to Undergo Back Surgery; LOVE LETTERS Tour Postponed
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2017 in NationalTours

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will no longer be playing host to the UK tour of LOVE LETTERS in November. The UK tour has been postponed indefinitely as Hollywood lead Ryan O'Neal requires back surgery and time to recover from the operation. (more...)
John Davidson to Join FINDING NEVERLAND Tour as 'Captain Hook' John Davidson to Join FINDING NEVERLAND Tour as 'Captain Hook'
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in NationalTours

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) will begin performances in Finding Neverland on Tuesday, June 27th at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)
Judy Moody to Arrive at Children's Theaters Across the U.S. Starting This Fall Judy Moody to Arrive at Children's Theaters Across the U.S. Starting This Fall
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in NationalTours

Judy Moody is ready for the spotlight. Since 2000, the Judy Moody books have delighted millions of children worldwide. Now, children will have a real-live Judy Moody thanks to seven children's theaters across the nation that are collaborating to adapt the story for the stage. (more...)
MAMMA MIA! to Conclude Farewell Tour at the Fabulous Fox MAMMA MIA! to Conclude Farewell Tour at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in NationalTours

After 15 years on the road, the national touring production of MAMMIA MIA! will play its final performances at the Fabulous Fox in St Louis July 28 - 30. (more...)
BWW Interview: Autumn Hurlbert of SOMETHING ROTTEN BWW Interview: Autumn Hurlbert of SOMETHING ROTTEN
by Kyle Christopher West on June 12, 2017 in NationalTours

Before appearing in front of the entire world on MTV's 2008 LEGALLY BLONDE casting series, actress Autumn Hurlbert had been honing her stage skills since childhood. And, although she came up second in the televised competition (still receiving a contract in the Broadway production!), Autumn left the show certain of her drive to create art without the need for fame. Now, she is touring with the recent New York hit SOMETHING ROTTEN, and I caught up with her in Houston, where the show made a stop on their way to Dallas' Winspear Opera House. (more...)
All Paws on Deck! PAW Patrol Live! THE GREAT PIRATE ADVENTURE Announces North American Tour All Paws on Deck! PAW Patrol Live! THE GREAT PIRATE ADVENTURE Announces North American Tour
by BWW News Desk on June 12, 2017 in NationalTours

All paws on deck! Following the continued success of the PAW Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' tour, Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group today announced a second live stage show based on PAW Patrol, the top-rated preschool series produced by Spin Master Entertainment. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 11 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 11
by Audition Roundup on June 11, 2017 in NationalTours

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 11, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Jacob Dickey Joins ALADDIN in Chicago Following Adam Jacobs' Medical Leave Jacob Dickey Joins ALADDIN in Chicago Following Adam Jacobs' Medical Leave
by BWW News Desk on June 09, 2017 in NationalTours

Beginning last night, Broadway's Jacob Dickney has joined the cast of Aladdin in Chicago in the title role. Current star Adam Jacobs is on a minor medical leave, according to the Chicago Tribune.  (more...)
VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Sing National Anthem at Dodgers Game VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Sing National Anthem at Dodgers Game
by BWW News Desk on June 09, 2017 in NationalTours

The national tour of Jersey Boys stopped by a Los Angeles Dodgers game this week to sing the national anthem. Take a look at the video below! (more...)