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Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGASSamantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Trump Parody Musical to Benefit ACLU at the BeechmanTrump Parody Musical to Benefit ACLU at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Charles Osborne's Trumped-Up Birthday Fever Dream: And Other Alternative Facts, a new musical, will premiere Wednesday March 1st at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, in a one-night only event to raise money for the ACLU. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSEBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Ken Fallin - Feb 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Wallace Shawn, Annapurna Sriram, John Epperson, Matthew Broderick, Larry Pine, Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry, and Claudia Shear in EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George TheatreAll-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christina Bianco of DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex TheatreBWW Interview: Christina Bianco of DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 13, 2017

BWW caught up with acclaimed YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco as she prepares to perform her hit solo show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St Kilda and The Hayes Theatre in Sydney. It couldn't be harder to put into words an interview with the effervescent star as she launches into her famous impressions left right and centre but here's what she had to say: (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REGVideo: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Christina Bianco to Perform Hit Solo Show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St KildaChristina Bianco to Perform Hit Solo Show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St Kilda
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

New York and West End performer Christina Bianco's singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her 'diva' impression videos, gaining over 23 million views. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Ed Dixon in GEORGIEBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Ed Dixon in GEORGIE
by Ken Fallin - Feb 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring star of GEORGIE, Ed Dixon. (more...)

Act II Playhouse presents the Hilarious Musical Revue TOMFOOLERYAct II Playhouse presents the Hilarious Musical Revue TOMFOOLERY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Act II Playhouse presents Tomfoolery, a revue of the witty, wicked and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer, on stage in Ambler from Feb. 28-April 2, 2017. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting TomorrowKen Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Richard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State TheatreRichard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who brought five amazing Broadway performers to Ocean State Theatre in October, returns with an all new concert featuring another five great 'straight-from-Broadway' performers - including Rhode Island's own Richard H. Blake. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andrew LippaBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andrew Lippa
by Ken Fallin - Jan 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic TheatreCanadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Patti LuPone Lends Her Voice to Cartoon Network's STEVEN UNIVERSESTAGE TUBE: Patti LuPone Lends Her Voice to Cartoon Network's STEVEN UNIVERSE
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2017

Broadway diva Patti LuPone continues to branch out in her television career with a vocal appearance as Yellow Diamond on Cartoon Network's STEVEN UNIVERSE. Check out a clip below featuring a song! (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE MEMatt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINEBWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 19, 2017

North Carolina Theatre will be presenting Always...Patsy Cline from January 20th-29th at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently got to speak with the two stars of this production Carter Calvert and Two-Time Emmy Winner Sally Struthers. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera HouseBWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Ben Cameron to Present DONALD TRUMP'S INAUGURAL GAY FEVER DREAM This Friday at the BeechmanBen Cameron to Present DONALD TRUMP'S INAUGURAL GAY FEVER DREAM This Friday at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway Sessions host Ben Cameron presents Donald Trump's Inaugural Gay Fever Dream this Friday, January 20th 9:30PM at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2017BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2017
by - Jan 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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