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Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates 4000 Performances on Broadway!Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates 4000 Performances on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 2, 2015

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 at the August WilsonTheatre and as of this week, has played over 4000 performances on Broadway! The show has been seen by over 20 million people worldwide and is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour and The Netherlands. (more...)

UK & Ireland Tour of JERSEY BOYS Announces New Cast MembersUK & Ireland Tour of JERSEY BOYS Announces New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

From Tuesday 18 August 2015, Matt Corner will play the role of Frankie Valli in the ongoing UK and Ireland tour of Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS. Matt previously played the role at certain performances.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rebecca Taichman's Ever-Evolving Relationship with TWELFTH NIGHTBWW Interviews: Rebecca Taichman's Ever-Evolving Relationship with TWELFTH NIGHT
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 28, 2015

When the subject is Shakespeare's bittersweet comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, the metaphors and analogies come easily to director Rebecca Taichman, who uses words like 'epic,' 'complex,' 'Mozartian' and 'perfect.' 'It's truly bottomless,' she says. 'I thought I knew everything about the play, and I just keep unpeeling layers.' (more...)

Project: Theater to Present UNITY (1918)Project: Theater to Present UNITY (1918)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Project: Theater (producers of the critically acclaimed Occupation and the monthly Our Bar series) has announced the US premiere of UNITY (1918), written by Kevin Kerr and directed by KJ Sanchez. UNITY (1918) begins performances on Thursday, August 6 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 23. Press opening is Sunday, August 9 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Ashley Birchall to Lead THE WHO's TOMMY at Greenwich Theatre; Full Cast AnnouncedAshley Birchall to Lead THE WHO's TOMMY at Greenwich Theatre; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Full casting is announced today for The Who's Tommy, which will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre from Wednesday 29 July to Sunday 23 August. The production comes 20 years after Tommy was last seen in London, marking the 40th Anniversary of the original film and the 50th Anniversary of The Who. (more...)

CHINGLISH, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and More to Continue East West Players's 50th SeasonCHINGLISH, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and More to Continue East West Players's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theater of color in the country, continues its 50th Anniversary Season, Golden. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls FestivalLa Jolla Playhouse Announces Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

?La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the projects and collaborators for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival taking place October 9 - 11. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS National Tour Returning to San Francisco in 2016JERSEY BOYS National Tour Returning to San Francisco in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Dates have been announced for the San Francisco return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to San Francisco to play the SHN Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, January 20 through Sunday, February 14, 2016. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla PlayhouseBetsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS to Perform at 2015 Tony Awards!Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS to Perform at 2015 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Jersey Boys will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on Broadway with the New York cast performing 'Oh What A Night' on the live broadcast of the 69th Annual Tony Awards on CBS, it was announced today. On Saturday, June 6th, cast members will perform at the annual Belmont Stakes before the running of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Extends West End Booking Period to February 2016JERSEY BOYS Extends West End Booking Period to February 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

JERSEY BOYS, the smash hit musical, is extending its booking period at the Piccadilly Theatre until 14 February 2016, with tickets now on sale. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Cast Records AlbumPhoto Coverage: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Cast Records Album
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 30, 2015

The new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 21st, 2015, recorded its cast album on Thursday, May 28th. Authors include composer Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyricists Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (the two multi-platinum Sunset Boulevard hits) and book writer Michael Weller (screenwriter for Hair and Ragtime). Check out photos from the recording session below! (more...)

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

It was announced today that the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 21st, 2015, will record its cast album on Thursday, May 28th (more...)

East West Players Announces Extension for THE WHO'S TOMMY, Feat. Cliffton and Deedee HallEast West Players Announces Extension for THE WHO'S TOMMY, Feat. Cliffton and Deedee Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, celebrating its 50th Anniversary season, is pleased to announce the extension of "The Who's TOMMY" which opened on May 13. Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Season Tickets to 2015-16 Broadway In Thousand Oaks Series at Civic Arts Plaza Now on SaleSeason Tickets to 2015-16 Broadway In Thousand Oaks Series at Civic Arts Plaza Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS makes its Ventura County debut as part of Theater League's 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series. National touring Broadway hits JERSEY BOYS, the holiday musical ELF, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, and the Tony Award-winning RAGTIME round out Theater League's 21st annual series of the Best of Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Kavli Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: East West Players' THE WHO'S TOMMY - WOW! Just WOW!!!BWW Reviews: East West Players' THE WHO'S TOMMY - WOW! Just WOW!!!
by Gil Kaan - May 14, 2015

East West Players has done it again with their spectacular production of The Who's Tommy. With an incredible band, vibrant vocals from the entire cast and stunning visuals, this 'little' theatre easily matches and betters many larger house productions.  (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Tour Sets Rush Policy for Run at Cadillac Palace TheatreJERSEY BOYS Tour Sets Rush Policy for Run at Cadillac Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will offer rush tickets for all performances. A limited number of rush tickets will only be available for purchase with a valid ID for students, senior and military patrons at the box office at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on the day of the performance and will cost $25 per ticket, with a limit of 2 tickets per valid ID. The musical JERSEY BOYS will make its much-anticipated return to Chicago to play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for the first time May 12 through May 24, 2015. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Star in New Canadian Production WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLDBen Vereen to Star in New Canadian Production WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
by Contests - Broadway - May 7, 2015

What a Wonderful Announcement! Legendary Star of Stage and Screen BEN VEREEN headlines: WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia! (more...)

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