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The Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway Touring The Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway Touring
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in NationalTours

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on Tuesday, May 16 during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis on May 24, 2017 in NationalTours

Carole King is an American treasure: a singer/songwriter of much renown, she possesses the showbiz bona fides that place her among the highest echelons of creative endeavor and for more than 50 years, she has provided the soundtrack for the lives of so many of us that you can't help but be caught up in an emotional fervor of remembrance and revelry when you hear one of her hit songs. (more...)
BWW Preview: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Set to Play at Fox Cities P.A.C, 5/30 - 6/4 BWW Preview: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Set to Play at Fox Cities P.A.C, 5/30 - 6/4
by Meredith Kreisa on May 24, 2017 in NationalTours

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will play at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center from May 30 through June 4. (more...)
Charlotte Wakefield Boards UK Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU as 'Polly' Charlotte Wakefield Boards UK Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU as 'Polly'
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in NationalTours

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin have announced that Charlotte Wakefield will play 'Polly' in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre's acclaimed production of 'CRAZY FOR YOU'. Charlotte joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' and Caroline Flack as 'Irene'. 'CRAZY FOR YOU' opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. (more...)
BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Drew Hirshfield Celebrates the Simple Power and Connection of Live Theatre BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Drew Hirshfield Celebrates the Simple Power and Connection of Live Theatre
by Neil Shurley on May 21, 2017 in NationalTours

The awe-inspiring spectacle of The Lion King returns to Greenville's Peace Center on May 31 for an extended run. We spoke to Drew Hirshfield, who plays Zazu in the current touring production. (more...)
BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice on May 20, 2017 in NationalTours

Good Triumphs Over All in WICKED. It's hard to know if in 1900 L. Frank Baum ever imagined there would be an afterlife to his children's book 'The Wizard of Oz,' but in 1939 MGM capitalized on book's wide appeal and their film version has became a staple in every child's movie experience. Flash forward 64 years to what can best be described as a prequel to Dorothy's famous journey, and you have the megamusical WICKED, which has become almost as popular as the MGM film. (more...)
The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018 The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in NationalTours

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winnerChristopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 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 NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Madison THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Madison
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in NationalTours

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Madison for the week ending May 14, 2017 at Overture Center for the Arts grossing $1,515,721.80 for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley on May 17, 2017 in NationalTours

The U.S. tour of Motown the Musical is lighting up the stage at Syracuse, New York's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical based on Berry Gordy's (book) autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown features familiar music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalog and focuses on the Motown greats like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and many more. The cast under the direction of Charles Randolph-Wright has the energy, confidence, and amazing vocals to fully embody these legendary musicians. (more...)
HAMILTON Benefit Performance in San Francisco Raises Nearly $1 Million for Cancer Research HAMILTON Benefit Performance in San Francisco Raises Nearly $1 Million for Cancer Research
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in NationalTours

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation hosted a benefit performance of the Broadway musical HAMILTON on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, raising almost $1 million for innovative cancer research. (more...)
It All Comes Back! FUN HOME Recoups on the Road It All Comes Back! FUN HOME Recoups on the Road
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in NationalTours

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman have announced that the national tour of the 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME, has recouped its tour production costs in only eight months since opening in October 2016 in Cleveland, OH. (more...)
DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch National Tour from Denver Next Fall! DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch National Tour from Denver Next Fall!
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in NationalTours

Denver Center for the Performing Arts and producer Stacey Mindich just announced that the national tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will launch in Denver in October of 2018, kicking off the 2018/19 DCPA Broadway season.  Nominated for nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a book by Tony® nominee Steven Levenson, score by Academy Award winners and Tony® nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and directed by four-time Tony® nominee Michael Greif, will play The Buell Theatre.  Information regarding on-sale dates and tickets will be announced at a later time. To sign up to receive alerts go to Denvercenter.org  or visit DearEvanHansen.com. (more...)
Photo Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League Awards Photo Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League Awards
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in NationalTours

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)
PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in NationalTours

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents have announced that 'PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,' a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. (more...)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday! MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in NationalTours

For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of 'MST3K' to a city near you on the 'Watch Out for Snakes!' Tour. (more...)
SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW to Bring Blizzard Across the UK This Autumn SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW to Bring Blizzard Across the UK This Autumn
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in NationalTours

Enter a joyous dream-like world, unlike anything you have seen before. A world in which a cobweb envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a heart-stopping blizzard of snow… (more...)
THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Makes DC Premiere Next Month THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Makes DC Premiere Next Month
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in NationalTours

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the touring production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Washington, D.C. premiere at the Kennedy Center Opera House June 13-July 16, 2017 as part of a North American tour. Tickets are currently on sale. (more...)
VIDEO: Jonathon Weir Returns Home to Chicago for ALADDIN VIDEO: Jonathon Weir Returns Home to Chicago for ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in NationalTours

In an interview with WBBM, Chicago native Jonathon Weir discusses what it's like to return home for the national tour of Aladdin. (more...)
BWW Review: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour BWW Review: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by Chelsey Robichaud on May 15, 2017 in NationalTours

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BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Electrifies at Fox Cities P.A.C. BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Electrifies at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa on May 13, 2017 in NationalTours

MAMMA MIA! opened at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on May 12 and will continue to play through May 14. It is an effervescent, energizing and spirited show that is nothing short of delightful. (more...)
Meet the Family! Robert Petkoff, Susan Moniz, and More Announced for the Houston Engagement of FUN HOME Meet the Family! Robert Petkoff, Susan Moniz, and More Announced for the Houston Engagement of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in NationalTours

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Houston engagement of the first National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 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 LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)
BWW Interview: Adam Pascal of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Orpheum BWW Interview: Adam Pascal of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Orpheum
by Christine Swerczek on May 10, 2017 in NationalTours

What could be better than SOMETHING ROTTEN! coming to the Orpheum in Omaha, Nebraska next week? SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Adam Pascal as Shakespeare! Now that's something to get excited about! (more...)
BWW Interview: Darick Pead of INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House BWW Interview: Darick Pead of INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West on May 09, 2017 in NationalTours

BWW Interview: Darick Pead of INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House (more...)