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Bruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date SetBruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date Set
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced that the much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 27 and that it will, for the third time in a row, be held under the stars at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets go on sale May 31. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/28/2016 - Drama Desk Nominees, SHUFFLE ALONG and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/28/2016 - Drama Desk Nominees, SHUFFLE ALONG and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Today's big news: The 2016 Drama Desk nominees will be announced this morning, 'SHUFFLE ALONG' opens on Broadway, and Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark star in MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS, starting tonight! (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts CewnterBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts Cewnter
by Larry O'Brien - Apr 28, 2016

JERSEY BOYS has opened at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), 220 Weybosset St., Providence. The touring company moves out Sunday May 1, which does not give you a lot of time to pick a date, come up with the scratch and get your butt over there. This play rocks, and this iteration of it rocked PPAC opening night. (more...)

Des McAnuff Will Helm Workshop for New Donna Summer Musical!Des McAnuff Will Helm Workshop for New Donna Summer Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Get ready to disco, Broadway! According to an Equity casting notice, a new musical is in the works based on the life of Donna Summer, who passed away in 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Produced by Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers, THE DONNA SUMMER PROJECT will get a workshop this summer, with Des McAnuff at the helm and Sergio Trujillo as choreographer.  (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...)

Mauricio Perez and Dominic Scaglione Jr. to Alternate as Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYSMauricio Perez and Dominic Scaglione Jr. to Alternate as Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Just announced, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys will welcome Mauricio Perez and Dominic Scaglione Jr., alternating in the role of 'Frankie Valli' at all performances beginning this week. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Heads to Playhouse Square This MayMATILDA THE MUSICAL Heads to Playhouse Square This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Cleveland as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WHO'S TOMMY at HMAC: Stage On HerrPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WHO'S TOMMY at HMAC: Stage On Herr
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

You only have two chances to see THE WHO'S TOMMY: A ROCK OPERA being performed at The Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, April 22nd and 23rd. Directed by Sean Deffley, THE WHO'S TOMMY will feature choreography by Rebecca Gentry and music direction by Nicholas Werner. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/15; HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere in Chicago, LES MIS in Singapore and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/15; HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere in Chicago, LES MIS in Singapore and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 15, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Chicago, Singapore and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include ARCADIA in Boston, Victory Gardens Theater's World Premiere of HILLARY AND CLINTON, and a special feature on LES MIS in Singapore, just to name a few. (more...)

Cast Announced for JERSEY BOYS' Return to ProvidenceCast Announced for JERSEY BOYS' Return to Providence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Providence return engagement of the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) from April 26 - May 1, 2016. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli), Keith Hines (Nick Massi), and Drew Seeley (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Announces Extension, Thru April 16, 2017JERSEY BOYS Announces Extension, Thru April 16, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

JERSEY BOYS, the smash hit musical, has extended its booking period at the Piccadilly Theatre until 16 April 2017, with 250,000 tickets released today. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 8th Anniversary Gala Night of JERSEY BOYSPhoto Flash: First Look at 8th Anniversary Gala Night of JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

On Tuesday 12 April, the cast of JERSEY BOYS celebrated its 8th anniversary in London with a Gala Night.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the event below! (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Hypnotizes and Mesmerizes at the National TheatreBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Hypnotizes and Mesmerizes at the National Theatre
by Benjamin Tomchik - Apr 11, 2016

Jersey Boys is back in DC with a production that is hypnotizing and memorizing audiences, causing them to the move and groove in their seats at the National Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch a Day in the Life of JERSEY BOYS: A JOURNEY TO THE STAGESTAGE TUBE: Watch a Day in the Life of JERSEY BOYS: A JOURNEY TO THE STAGE
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2016

On Tuesday 15 March, four new Seasons joined the cast of JERSEY BOYS at the Piccadilly Theatre ahead of its 8th Anniversary on 18 March.  This is the first time since the show opened in London that all four Seasons have changed.  In the video below, Jersey Boys: A Journey to the Stage, follows a day in the life of the show's four new Seasons, Matt Corner (Frankie Valli), Simon Bailey (Tommy De Vito), Declan Egan (Bob Gaudio) and Mat Hunt (Nick Massi).  Check it out! (more...)

Cast Announced for JERSEY BOYS Tour Engagement at Fabulous FoxCast Announced for JERSEY BOYS Tour Engagement at Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Casting has been announced for the St. Louis engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at the Fox Theatre May 18-22. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli), Keith Hines (Nick Massi) and Drew Seeley (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Tour Coming to The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 5/10-15JERSEY BOYS Tour Coming to The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 5/10-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Playhouse on Rodney Square will present the Wilmington premiere of  the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, from May 10-15, 2016.  Tickets for JERSEY BOYS begin at $50, and may be purchased by calling The Playhouse Box Office at 302.888.0200, or online at www.ThePlayhouseDE.org. Discounts are available for seniors, military, and children 12 and under, as well as groups of 10 or more. (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...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Launch National Tour in Boston This Season; 2016-17 Lineup Announced!SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Launch National Tour in Boston This Season; 2016-17 Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Just announced, the upcoming National Tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN will officially launch as part of Broadway In Boston's 2016-17 season! (more...)

Andrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works FestivalAndrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

 Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 3rd ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, April 29 - May 1. THE READINGS ARE FREE. Reserve seats online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, THE BODYGUARD, FINDING NEVERLAND & More Set for Broadway In New Orleans' 2016-17 SeasonBEAUTIFUL, THE BODYGUARD, FINDING NEVERLAND & More Set for Broadway In New Orleans' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016-17 season was announced today. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, the new season will commence at the historic Saenger Theatre in fall 2016. (more...)

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