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A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Bring Classic Movie to Life at Shea's Buffalo TheatreA CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Bring Classic Movie to Life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

This holiday season, for the first time in Buffalo, the award-winning Broadway hit A Christmas Story, The Musical brings the beloved classic movie to life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre December 13-18, 2016 for eight performances. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards Update - John Arthur Greene, Judy McLane Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards Update - John Arthur Greene, Judy McLane Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Four Critically Acclaimed Leads Return to Headline Big League's National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORYFour Critically Acclaimed Leads Return to Headline Big League's National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The beloved holiday film is being brought to life live-on-stage as the award-winning Broadway show, A Christmas Story, The Musical, embarks on an eight-city National Tour this holiday season. Four leads from the 2015 tour will return to reprise their roles for the third season of Big League's critically acclaimed production. A Christmas Story, The Musical will debut in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre from November 29 - December 4 as part of the 2016/2017 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season. (more...)

Original Stars to Return for A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL 2016 Tour; Stops Announced!Original Stars to Return for A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL 2016 Tour; Stops Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The beloved holiday film is being brought to life live-on-stage as the award-winning Broadway show, A Christmas Story, The Musical, embarks on an eight-city National Tour this holiday season opening in Utica, NY on November 15, 2016, with engagements in Waterbury, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Detroit and Grand Rapids­. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINSBWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 27, 2016

Based on the children's novels by P.L. Travers as well as the classic 1964 Walt Disney film of the same name, Mary Poppins tells the story of a nanny who arrives on the doorstep of the Jane & Michael Banks. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Using a combination of magic and common sense, Mary Poppins must teach the family members how to value each other again. (more...)

BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE is a Totally Awesome Season Opener at Music CircusBWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE is a Totally Awesome Season Opener at Music Circus
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 15, 2016

Snaps for Music Circus! Even with some sound balance and microphone issues opening night, "the "endorphin-happy" score of "Legally Blonde" built a momentum ripe for excitement. (more...)

Sacramento Music Circus Season Begins Today- Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!Sacramento Music Circus Season Begins Today- Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Beautifully Into La MiradaBWW Review: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Beautifully Into La Mirada
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 13, 2016

Besides the Hollywood Bowl's all-star concert event, THE LITTLE MERMAID also made a splash at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. This visually-gorgeous, fully-staged new production of the film's Broadway stage adaptation---produced locally by McCoy Rigby Entertainment with new staging and direction by Glenn Casale---continues in the city of La Mirada through June 26. (more...)

Kara Lindsay and Nicolas Dromard To Star in MARY POPPINS at North Carolina TheatreKara Lindsay and Nicolas Dromard To Star in MARY POPPINS at North Carolina Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is thrilled to announce the cast of its upcoming summer production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. Leading the cast in her North Carolina Theatre debut is Broadway sensation Kara Lindsay as everyone's favorite nanny, 'Mary Poppins' alongside Nicolas Dromard. NC native Eric Woodall is set to direct with choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. NC Theatre's production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins will play July 26-31, 2016 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

BWW Review:  WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse is MagnificentBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse is Magnificent
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 7, 2016

See 'West Side Story' now at Paper Mill Playhouse through June 26th. Their production of this modern American classic is magnificent. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of McCoy-Rigby's THE LITTLE MERMAID at La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of McCoy-Rigby's THE LITTLE MERMAID at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 7, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  THE LITTLE MERMAID will run through Sunday, June 26, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night curtain call and press celebration below! (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing ArtsDisney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to journey "Under The Sea" as it presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Dallas, Fort Worth to Welcome Back Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This SpringDallas, Fort Worth to Welcome Back Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Dallas Summer Musicals' production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID! The fun-filled, timeless tale will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park March 11-27, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. This colorful production will make its Fort Worth debut at Bass Performance Hall March 29 - April 3, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

Judy McLane and Daisy Eagan  Will Lead WIT at North Carolina TheatreJudy McLane and Daisy Eagan Will Lead WIT at North Carolina Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premier nonprofit professional regional theatre, just announced full casting for their eagerly anticipated production of Margaret Edson's Wit. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play will be led by Broadway's Judy McLane (Vivan Bearing, Ph.D) and feature Tony AwardŽ-winner Daisy Eagan (Susie Monahan, R.N., B.S.N.). The thought-provoking story will run in the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, April 29-May 8, 2016. (more...)

Dallas, Fort Worth to Welcome Back Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This SpringDallas, Fort Worth to Welcome Back Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Dallas Summer Musicals' production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID! The fun-filled, timeless tale will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park March 11-27, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. This colorful production will make its Fort Worth debut at Bass Performance Hall March 29 - April 3, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

Dallas, Fort Worth to Welcome Back Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This SpringDallas, Fort Worth to Welcome Back Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Dallas Summer Musicals' production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID! The fun-filled, timeless tale will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park March 11-27, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. This colorful production will make its Fort Worth debut at Bass Performance Hall March 29 - April 3, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's GREASEBWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's GREASE
by Jeffrey Kare - Feb 10, 2016

Set in 1959, Grease tells the story of ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love in their senior year of high school. (more...)

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