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Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway in February 2017 at a Shubert Theater to be announced, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 9, 2016), and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017). (more...)

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury TheaterTHE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 15 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff Talks FREAKY FRIDAY!Heidi Blickenstaff Talks FREAKY FRIDAY!
by Steve Schonberg - Jul 15, 2016

Today, casting was announced for the stage adaptation of Disney's iconic film "Freaky Friday," which will be led by Emma Hunton ("Spring Awakening," "Next to Normal") and Heidi Blickenstaff ("Something Rotten," "The Little Mermaid") as daughter and mother, respectively. It will have a world premiere in October at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. (more...)

Breaking News: Heidi Blickenstaff & Emma Hunton Will Lead FREAKY FRIDAY at DC's Signature TheatreBreaking News: Heidi Blickenstaff & Emma Hunton Will Lead FREAKY FRIDAY at DC's Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening) are set to star as mother and daughter in the world premiere production of the new musical Freaky Friday at Signature Theatre. The musical, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, features a book byBridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed byChristopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 13 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Further casting and creative team members will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

World Premiere of FREAKY FRIDAY will Land at Signature Theatre this OctoberWorld Premiere of FREAKY FRIDAY will Land at Signature Theatre this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the world premiere production of the new musical Freaky Friday. The musical, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 13 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITIPhoto Flash: First Look at La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting alumnus Jeff Augustin, directed by UC San Diego MFA directing alumnus Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI runs now through July 24 (press opening: Friday, July 8 at 8:00pm). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla PlayhouseCast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY at Ford's TheatreJenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society today announced the Ford's Theatre cast for the new musical Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. The production features: Geno Carr (Old Globe's Allegiance), Jenn Colella (Broadway's If/Then); Joel Hatch (Broadway's Annie); Rodney Hicks (Broadway's The Scottsboro Boys); Kendra Kassebaum (Broadway's Wicked); Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan (Round House's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof); Chad Kimball (Broadway's Memphis); Lee MacDougall (Wizard of Oz National Tour); Caesar Samayoa (Broadway's Sister Act); Q. Smith (Broadway's Mary Poppins); Sharon Wheatley (Broadway's Avenue Q); and Astrid Van Wieren (Mama Mia National Tour). (more...)

Something's Coming: A First Look at the Broadway Season Ahead!Something's Coming: A First Look at the Broadway Season Ahead!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 19, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the 2016-2017 Broadway season. With new musicals and plays about to descend to Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving next season! (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITICast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Last Tiger in Haiti, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting alumnus Jeff Augustin, directed by UC San Diego MFA directing alumnus Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Last Tiger in Haiti runs June 28 - July 24 (press opening: Friday, July 8 at 8:00pm). Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

VIDEOS: Broadway Bound Musical COME FROM AWAY Releases Teaser For Ford's Theatre EngagementVIDEOS: Broadway Bound Musical COME FROM AWAY Releases Teaser For Ford's Theatre Engagement
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

The musical is based on a true story of a small Newfoundland town that came to the aid of thousands stranded on 9/11. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere of HOLLYWOOD by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Starring Harriet Harris, Patrick Kerr, Kate Rockwell and more, HOLLYWOOD runs through June 12 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre, with an official opening on May 18. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Makes Diversity & Inclusion StatementStage Directors and Choreographers Society Makes Diversity & Inclusion Statement
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society announced the release of a Diversity and Inclusion Statement of Commitment at Monday's semi-annual membership meeting. (more...)

Brave New World Rep to Premiere Charles L. Mee's THE IMMORTALS in BrooklynBrave New World Rep to Premiere Charles L. Mee's THE IMMORTALS in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of THE IMMORTALS, a trilogy of one-act plays by legendary Brooklyn playwright Charles L. Mee, presented over three weeks, May 11-26 at Glasshouse, a unique art/performance space in Williamsburg, including five free performances open to the public. (more...)

Harriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla PlayhouseHarriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Hollywood, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Deborah S. Craig to Host Diversionary Theatre's 'DARING DECADENCE' GalaStage and Screen Star Deborah S. Craig to Host Diversionary Theatre's 'DARING DECADENCE' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The staff, board, and community of Diversionary Theatre, America's third oldest LGBT theatre, are hosting a very special Gala event, 'DARING DECADENCE: Celebrating 30 Years of Diversionary Theatre,' on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Shiley Suite at the San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/24/16- ALL SHOOK UP!STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/24/16- ALL SHOOK UP!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2016

Today in 2005, All Shook Up opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 213 performances.All Shook Up is a jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music, with a book by Joe DiPietro. The story is based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Directed by Christopher Ashley, with choreography by Ken Roberson, the original Broadway cast included Cheyenne Jackson (Chad), Jenn Gambatese (Natalie Haller/'Ed'), and Jonathan Hadary (Jim Haller). (more...)

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