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The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved ClassicThe New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony AwardŽ and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Finds Full Company for La Jolla Playhouse RunBroadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Finds Full Company for La Jolla Playhouse Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the complete casting and public on-sale date for its world-premiere musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. (more...)

Broadway's WAR PAINT Launching Digital Lottery Next WeekBroadway's WAR PAINT Launching Digital Lottery Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical War Paint, which is currently in previews, will add a digital lottery beginning Tuesday, March 28. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'
by Christopher Castanho - Mar 21, 2017

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...)

Photo Flash: Carole King Surprises West End Production of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICALPhoto Flash: Carole King Surprises West End Production of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Last night (6 March 2017) in front of a sell-out performance, Carole King surprised the cast and audience when she made her second visit to see the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical.  (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Adds Four Weeks in ChicagoBEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Adds Four Weeks in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced four additional weeks have been added to the Chicago return engagement, and will now play Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) December 5, 2017 through January 28, 2018. (more...)

New Broadway Musical WAR PAINT Announces General Rush PolicyNew Broadway Musical WAR PAINT Announces General Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical WAR PAINT, which begins previews next Tuesday, March 7, has announced its rush ticket policy. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Friday for BEAUTIFUL in NashvilleTickets Go On Sale Friday for BEAUTIFUL in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 1, 2017

Tickets go on sale Friday for the Nashville debut of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter Carole King, that makes its Music City debut with a one-week engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall May 23-28. (more...)

Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff and Lisa Howard to Lead ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at La Jolla PlayhousePaul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff and Lisa Howard to Lead ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the principal leads for Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. Paul Alexander Nolan will lead the cast as Tully, and will be joined by Alison Luff as Rachel and Lisa Howard as Tammy. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARET Makes Columbus Premiere Next MonthRoundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARET Makes Columbus Premiere Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing March 28-April 1 at the Ohio Theatre. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Fox Cities P.A.C.Tickets on Sale This Friday for BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Fox Cities premiere at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for one week only, May 30 - June 4. (more...)

CABARET Announces Digital Lottery at the Fox Cities Performing Arts CenterCABARET Announces Digital Lottery at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is delighted to announce a $25 ticket lottery for Cabaret, which will play the Fox Cities P.A.C. from February 28-March 5.  (more...)

CABARET at Fox Cities PAC Announces Digital Ticket LotteryCABARET at Fox Cities PAC Announces Digital Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is delighted to announce a $25 ticket lottery for Cabaret, which will play the Fox Cities P.A.C. from February 28-March 5.  (more...)

Evan Todd to Join Broadway's  BEAUTIFUL as 'Gerry Goffin' Opposite Abby MuellerEvan Todd to Join Broadway's BEAUTIFUL as 'Gerry Goffin' Opposite Abby Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that stage and screen favorite Evan Todd will join the cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical on March 7, 2017. (more...)

New Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton CenterNew Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today casting for the Wharton Center engagement of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Celebrates Second Birthday in the West EndPhoto Flash: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Celebrates Second Birthday in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Last night (9 February 2016) was Carole King's birthday and at the Aldwych Theatre the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winningBeautiful - The Carole King Musical celebrated its second birthday in the West End.  (more...)

Casting Announced for CABARET at the Fabulous Fox TheatreCasting Announced for CABARET at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today casting for the St. Louis premiere of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony AwardŽ-winning production ofCABARET.  (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and EmceeCABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Box Office Opens Today for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone And Christine EbersoleBox Office Opens Today for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone And Christine Ebersole
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The box office for WAR PAINT will open today, Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10am at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET: Goosebumps and Goose-stepsBWW Review: CABARET: Goosebumps and Goose-steps
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 4, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company's North American tour of its award-winning CABARET revival is a stunning production that stands out in high relief to the theatrics playing in our nation's capital. Fifty years after the pre-Broadway Kander and Ebb musical tried out in Boston, the show still packs a punch. Randy Harrison is mesmerizing as the Emcee, eschewing any references to the powerhouse pair of actors who preceded him in the role. (more...)

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