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Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's FREAKY FRIDAYPodcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's FREAKY FRIDAY
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 27, 2017

For this episode, we take a deep dive into the new Disney musical FREAKY FRIDAY , which was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressely for licensing to professional and then amateur theatres. Cast member Jason SweetTooth Williams moderates a chat--recorded backstage at La Jolla Playhouse--with the show's two stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY to Play Winnipeg in January 2018, Prior to Toronto 2018 EngagementCOME FROM AWAY to Play Winnipeg in January 2018, Prior to Toronto 2018 Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Canadian-written new musical COME FROM AWAY, a sold-out smash hit in Toronto and newly opened to great reviews and sold-out houses on Broadway, is set to take Winnipeg by storm, filling in the much-anticipated Royal MTC Mainstage Slot Three for the 2017/18 season. (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...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre FestivalDisney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will debut four inventive and bold new works during their 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival. This year's New Ground will run from May 11-20. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at DiversionaryCast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf TheatreJoe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Company Will Sign Cast Recordings and Perform at Barnes & Noble on April 7COME FROM AWAY Company Will Sign Cast Recordings and Perform at Barnes & Noble on April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY will celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St at Lexington Avenue) on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 4.30 PM. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the COME FROM AWAY cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. (more...)

Real Life Passenger of COME FROM AWAY Writes Book, Comments on Importance of Support for RefugeesReal Life Passenger of COME FROM AWAY Writes Book, Comments on Importance of Support for Refugees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Kevin Tuerff has the unique distinction of being among those who inspired the musical COME FROM AWAY. Now he has a book to launch, and he is spreading the word about the importance of taking care of refugees especially after experiencing it firsthand. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Recording Out on CD TodayDisney's FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Recording Out on CD Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Physical CDs of the world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, are now available wherever music is sold. Following its digital release on February 10, the studio cast recording continues to be available wherever digital music is sold and streamed. (more...)

BWW Review: Exhilarating New Musical COME FROM AWAY Celebrates The HelpersBWW Review: Exhilarating New Musical COME FROM AWAY Celebrates The Helpers
by Michael Dale - Mar 12, 2017

'Look for the helpers,' Fred Rogers would say. 'When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'' (more...)

Welcome to Their Rock- Meet the Cast of COME FROM AWAY!Welcome to Their Rock- Meet the Cast of COME FROM AWAY!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 12, 2017

Come From Away, the new musical based on the stories of those left stranded on airplanes during 9/11, opens tonight at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse and Ping Chong + Co Present Community-Engaged SOUTH OF THE 8La Jolla Playhouse and Ping Chong + Co Present Community-Engaged SOUTH OF THE 8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces a collaboration with the acclaimed theatre group Ping Chong + Company to develop and present South of The 8, a brand-new, community-engaged piece, created with and performed by a group individuals living in neighborhoods south of the I-8. Scripted by Sara Zatz and Daniela Rivera and directed by Sara Zatz, South of The 8 will have three public presentations on Friday, March 31 at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 1 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm at the City Heights Performance Annex (3795 Fairmount Avenue). Tickets are $15 and are available online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/4/2017
by - Mar 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/4/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 4, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 4, 2017
by - Mar 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creatives Set for Guggenheim Preview This WeekendBroadway's COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creatives Set for Guggenheim Preview This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. (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...)

Full 2018 Mirvish Season Announced: COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and More!Full 2018 Mirvish Season Announced: COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

After a sold-out, standing-room-only Toronto engagement from November 2016, through January 2017, COME FROM AWAY will return to Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre in a new Canadian production beginning performances Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Presents Benefit Performance of Charles Busch's THE LADY AT THE MICLa Jolla Playhouse Presents Benefit Performance of Charles Busch's THE LADY AT THE MIC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces a special benefit engagement of The Lady at the Mic, written by and starring Charles Busch(Playhouse's The Third Story, Broadway's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), accompanied by Tom Judson, to be performed atThe Abbey at 2825 Fifth Avenue on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY  at the La Jolla PlayhouseBWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at the La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 25, 2017

'Freaky Friday' at the La Jolla Playhouse is plaing through March 19th (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Tomorrow; General Rush Policy AnnouncedCOME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Tomorrow; General Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The new Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY has announced that a limited number of $38 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street) when it opens for that day's performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. (more...)

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