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MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make its Premiere in San Jose!MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make its Premiere in San Jose!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to San Jose as part of Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to The Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose) March 7-12, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Oh What a Night! JERSEY BOYS Takes Closing BowsPhoto Coverage: Oh What a Night! JERSEY BOYS Takes Closing Bows
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 16, 2017

Last night, the curtain came down on Broadway's Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys. The show ended its record-breaking, 11-year run after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY is Now Playing in DenverTHE WHO'S TOMMY is Now Playing in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the first show of their 9th season: The Who's Tommy. Performances will be January 13 through February 4, 2017 with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM. There will also be one pay-what-you-can industry night on Thursday, February 2, 2017. (more...)

PHANTOM, SOUND OF MUSIC, JERSEY BOYS and More Set for 2017-18 Broadway Season at the Queen Elizabeth TheatrePHANTOM, SOUND OF MUSIC, JERSEY BOYS and More Set for 2017-18 Broadway Season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Broadway Across Canada has announced this year's stunning season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY Rocks the Kweskin TheatreTHE WHO'S TOMMY Rocks the Kweskin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Kweskin Theatre will be rocking when The Who's Tommy begins a three-week run on February 2. (more...)

Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Concert Performance to Headline La Jolla Playhouse's 2017 GalaBroadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Concert Performance to Headline La Jolla Playhouse's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces its annual Gala will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Highlighting the event will be a one-night-only concert presentation of the Playhouse-born, Broadway-bound musical Come From Away. (more...)

Equinox Theatre Company Proudly Presents THE WHO'S TOMMYEquinox Theatre Company Proudly Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the first show of their 9th season: The Who's Tommy. Performances will be January 13 through February 4, 2017with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM. There will also be one pay-what-you-can industry night on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door/$17 for groups of 6 or more in advance only. All performances will be at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Tickets and more information available online at www.EquinoxTheatreDenver.com (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla PlayhouseHeidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Tricky Relationships to Take the Stage in WHAT WE WANTED Off-BroadwayTricky Relationships to Take the Stage in WHAT WE WANTED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

What We Wanted, a new play written by David Harms, will have its premiere at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), directed by Drew Foster. What We Wanted is set for a limited engagement from January 3 to January 15, 2017, with opening night set for Thursday, January 5, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Jordan Roth Shares Video from Milestone JERSEY BOYS PerformanceVIDEO: Jordan Roth Shares Video from Milestone JERSEY BOYS Performance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Oh, what a night! Well, afternoon, in this case. Earlier today, Jersey Boys on Broadway celebrated its 4,600th performance, and producer Jordan Roth captured footage from the exciting performance-check out the video below! (more...)

Tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Sale Tomorrow at Dr. Phillips CenterTickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Sale Tomorrow at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, Matilda The Musical, is coming to Orlando as part of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonNew Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

Des McAnuff to Direct New Motown-Inspired Musical About The TemptationsDes McAnuff to Direct New Motown-Inspired Musical About The Temptations
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 18, 2016

Des McAnuff will direct a new musical about the journey of Motown super group The Temptations, currently titled THE DETROIT WORKSHOP. (more...)

BWW Review: It's All About The Music In JERSEY BOYSBWW Review: It's All About The Music In JERSEY BOYS
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 18, 2016

BWW Review: Strong Vocals Save A Lackluster Script In JERSEY BOYS (more...)

BWW Review: Open Circle Returns with THE WHO's TOMMYBWW Review: Open Circle Returns with THE WHO's TOMMY
by Roger Catlin - Nov 14, 2016

'Tommy,' the groundbreaking 1969 set by the Who that it dubbed a rock opera, finds a new dimension in the Open Circle Theatre production in Silver Spring. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Special Engagement of THE WHOLEHEARTEDLa Jolla Playhouse Announces Special Engagement of THE WHOLEHEARTED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces a special engagement of the critically-acclaimed one-woman show, The Wholehearted, written and co-directed by UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance professor Deborah Stein (The Bitter Game), performed and co-directed by Suli Holum. Presented in association with Center Theatre Group, the show runs in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre December 14 - 18. Tickets and information are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or858-550-1010. (more...)

Celebrate Thanskgiving with Ben Vereen at Feinstein's/54 BelowCelebrate Thanskgiving with Ben Vereen at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will celebrate Thanksgiving with special prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Lynn Bound. On Thursday, November 24, indulge in a festive Thanksgiving feast that includes classic holiday dishes and contemporary seasonal favorites. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY, DISASTER! and More Set for Equinox Theatre Company's 9th SeasonTHE WHO'S TOMMY, DISASTER! and More Set for Equinox Theatre Company's 9th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Equinox Theatre Company has announced its exciting ninth season. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 GalaTituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

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