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Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents LGBT Night During THE BODYGUARD Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents LGBT Night During THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in NationalTours

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the U.S. National Tour of the smash hit West End musical The Bodyguard, starring Grammy nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Deborah Cox May 30 - June 11. On June 1, the Center will host its second LGBT night, and guests are invited to enjoy a post-show party with Ms. Cox and members of the cast. (more...)
BWW Review:  Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National Theatre BWW Review: Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry on April 21, 2017 in NationalTours

I witnessed a stellar and - dare I say - pretty flawless production that completely and utterly immersed me into Alison Bechdel's world. (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre is the Perfect Show for Detroit & Motown Music Fans! BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre is the Perfect Show for Detroit & Motown Music Fans!
by Katie Laban on April 21, 2017 in NationalTours

If there is one show that is perfect for Detroit, Motown the Musical would be it. Every aspect that there is to love about Motown Records and the music that came out of it is there in the show, plus the great adoration and respect that is gives to the Motor City. Whether you are a fan of Motown music, Detroit, or just love an entertaining and fun theatre experience, Motown the Musical is the show for you. (more...)
BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Hippodrome - An Homage to Musical Theatre BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Hippodrome - An Homage to Musical Theatre
by Charles Shubow on April 20, 2017 in NationalTours

A stellar cast establishes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a 'Must See Musical'! (more...)
BWW Review: SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See BWW Review: SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See
by Blair Howell on April 20, 2017 in NationalTours

SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See (more...)
Photo Flash: Wishes Granted! ALADDIN North American Tour Launches in Chicago Photo Flash: Wishes Granted! ALADDIN North American Tour Launches in Chicago
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in NationalTours

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago are thrilled to announce Aladdin opened last night as part of the North American tour launch in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) for a limited premiere engagement through September 10, 2017.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 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 WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning at The Landmark Theatre BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley on April 19, 2017 in NationalTours

The latest musical to grace the stage at Syracuse's Landmark Theatre is the U.S. tour of the jukebox musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Featuring a book by Douglas McGrath it showcases the early life and career of singer and songwriter Carole King. The music and lyrics featured in the production are by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, along with other top hits written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. (more...)
BWW Review: Sacramento Will Always Love THE BODYGUARD BWW Review: Sacramento Will Always Love THE BODYGUARD
by Courtney Symes on April 19, 2017 in NationalTours

How does a musical do justice to the late Whitney Houston? By casting Grammy Award-nominated Deborah Cox in the role originated by Houston. The Bodyguard the Musical is based off of the 1992 film, which starred Houston and Kevin Costner. It ran in London's West End from December 2012-August 2014 and the North American tour began in November 2016. (more...)
Now What Theatre to Take KARA SEVDA on International Tour Now What Theatre to Take KARA SEVDA on International Tour
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in NationalTours

Now What Theatre has announced its inaugural international tour of the play Kara Sevda. Written by Lisa VillaMil and directed by Kat Haan, the tour will begin performances at the Ithaca Fringe Festival on April 21. (more...)
FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road
by Jamie McGonnigal on April 18, 2017 in NationalTours

AEA President Kate Shindle is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. She took a moment from her cross-country drive to chat with BroadwayWorld. (more...)
BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Soars at Fox Cities P.A.C. BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Soars at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa on April 18, 2017 in NationalTours

FINDING NEVERLAND opened at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton on April 17 and will continue to play through April 22. It is visually stunning, emotionally resonant and pixie-dusted to perfection. (more...)
THE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local Economy THE LION KING Sells Out in Salt Lake City, Boosts Local Economy
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in NationalTours

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out engagement in Salt Lake City, which concluded on Sunday, April 16, at The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater. The triumphant four-week return grossed over $6.2 million at the box office and entertained nearly 75,000 theatergoers during 31 performances.  (more...)
BWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour BWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
by Kathy Strain on April 17, 2017 in NationalTours

With PHANTOM OF THE OPERA playing to sold-out audiences all over the world, the current North American tour is no exception. Derrick Davis took over the role of the Phantom last year and spent a lot of time considering his dream role. While playing the famed Phantom, Davis chatted with BWW about his take on the character and what life lessons he's learned along the way. (more...)
Talking With...NICOLE VAN GIESEN About FUN HOME And Why It Matters So Much Talking With...NICOLE VAN GIESEN About FUN HOME And Why It Matters So Much
by Jeffrey Ellis on April 17, 2017 in NationalTours

During the 2017-18 season reveal gala at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall last week, Nicole Van Giesen, a member of the show's original Broadway cast, was on hand to perform 'Telephone Wire' from the score by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron. The response to the announcement that Fun Home will play Nashville October 10-15 was enthusiastic - some might even have called it 'thunderous' - and the audience filled with theater lovers rewarded Van Giesen with warm, generous applause. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in NationalTours

The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to 'Come On Down' and play classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car by playing favorites like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel, and the fabulous Showcase. (more...)
BWW Review: FUN HOME Swaggers into Heinz Hall BWW Review: FUN HOME Swaggers into Heinz Hall
by Dylan Shaffer on April 13, 2017 in NationalTours

Imagine growing up as a closeted lesbian with a closeted gay father. Try explaining that one to your mother. Through the life of daughter Alison, the Bechdel family's story comes to life in Fun Home. (more...)
Photo Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on Tour Photo Flash: MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell Visits THE LION KING on Tour
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2017 in NationalTours

MODERN FAMILY's Ty Burrell stopped by a recent performance of THE LION KING in Salt Lake City. Fun fact: Burrell was a reader for early casting for the show back in 1997. Scroll down for a photo of him with the cast! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 14, 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 A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Brings Hilarity and Music to the Peace Center BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Brings Hilarity and Music to the Peace Center
by Neil Shurley on April 13, 2017 in NationalTours

In the best possible way, Something Rotten is a circular argument celebrating its own existence. It's a glorious, hilarious, tuneful tribute to that pinnacle of theatrical entertainment, the modern, mainstream American musical. (more...)
SPAMILTON Will Spoof in L.A. This Fall Before National Tour; Finds New NYC Home SPAMILTON Will Spoof in L.A. This Fall Before National Tour; Finds New NYC Home
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2017 in NationalTours

Following a run of nine months packing audiences in at The Triad on W. 72nd St., Spamilton, the comedic musical take on all things Hamilton and Broadway, announced its move to 47th Street Theatre/The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater with performances beginning June 2nd, 2017. The show's move to Off Broadway puts it just a stone's throw from the theater housing its inspiration and main punchline. The show is set for an open engagement. (more...)
Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS To Launch National Tour Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS To Launch National Tour
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2017 in NationalTours

Producer Eva Price is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), will launch a national tour beginning this fall at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. (more...)
VIDEO: Opening Night of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL with Abby Mueller, Becky Gulsvig and More! VIDEO: Opening Night of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL with Abby Mueller, Becky Gulsvig and More!
by Stage Tube on April 11, 2017 in NationalTours

Denver welcomed the national touring production of 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' on June 19 and celebrated with the cast at Limelight after the opening performance. (more...)
BWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and Laudable BWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and Laudable
by David Clarke on April 10, 2017 in NationalTours

Deborah Cox stepped back into Houston's footsteps when she was cast as Rachel Marron in the US national tour of THE BODYGUARD - THE MUSICAL. Cox has recently released I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, an eight track EP of her singing songs featured in the musical. (more...)
BWW Review: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall BWW Review: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich on April 07, 2017 in NationalTours

Kristin Chenoweth Radiates Elegance in an Intimate Evening (more...)