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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA to Kick Off NYMF This JulyTONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA to Kick Off NYMF This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera gets its NY premiere as it kicks-off the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) this July. Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has a concept, book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, and will be directed by David Alpert (If/ Then), with musical direction by Henry Aronson (Rock of Ages), and choreography by Marc Kimelman (A Bronx Tale). Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera will play at the PTC Performing Space (555 West 42nd St.) from July 9 - July 16, 2015. (more...)

Updated: Rumored Stratford Festival Season Not Confirmed With Rights Holders or BoardUpdated: Rumored Stratford Festival Season Not Confirmed With Rights Holders or Board
by Alan Henry - Jun 18, 2015

It has been reported in The Toronto Star that A CHORUS LINE and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC will both play The Stratford Festival next season. Both Broadway musicals first appeared on Broadway in the 1970s and will surely make a splash at the festival next season. A Chorus Line will play on the Festival Stage and A Little Night Music will be at the Avon Theatre. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Rose Hemingway & More Will Star in MOONSHINE: THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL at Dallas Theater CenterJustin Guarini, Rose Hemingway & More Will Star in MOONSHINE: THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Producers Opry Entertainment and Fox Theatricals, in conjunction with Dallas Theater Center, have announced complete casting for the Dallas Theater Center's World Premiere engagement of MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical, a new musical comedy lovingly (and loosely) inspired by the classic TV series (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 17, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our annual Regional Summer Musical Theater Guide! All you need to know about musicals on the boards this summer at 17 theaters within a one-day drive. (more...)

Elena Shaddow Joins Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The MunyElena Shaddow Joins Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Elena Shaddow will star as 'Cinderella' in Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine's (book) Into The Woods the Muny, playing July 21-27. The production will be directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Brad Haak. (more...)

Tony Danza Will Reprise Broadway Role in HONEYMOON IN VEGAS National TourTony Danza Will Reprise Broadway Role in HONEYMOON IN VEGAS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Stage and screen icon Tony Danza ('Who's The Boss,' 'Taxi'), who made his acclaimed Broadway return this season in the new musical HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, will hit the road in 2016 in the North American Tour of the production. Additional casting, tour dates and venues will be announced at a later date. (more...)

American Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZAmerican Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZ
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will workshop and present a staged reading of the new musical "The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz" written by the Fred Ebb Award, Jonathan Larson Grant and Lorenz Hart Award-winning team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond.  (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2015 Events Begin 6/2Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2015 Events Begin 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

SummerStage 2015, Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts' line-up of summer entertainment, includes stage productions, dance performances and broadcast screenings of international theatre. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Muny announced today its complete cast for Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine's (book) Into The Woods, playing July 21-27. The production will be directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Brad Haak. (more...)

Rob McClure Joins The Muny's INTO THE WOODS and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST This SummerRob McClure Joins The Muny's INTO THE WOODS and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

The Muny has found its Baker and Candlestick! (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

Stratford Festival HD Bringing ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA to Cinemas This MonthStratford Festival HD Bringing ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA to Cinemas This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Stratford Festival HD stage to screen event series returns to U.S. cinemas on Thursday, May 21 with the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, the steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life. Starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies, Antony and Cleopatra is directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Winner Heather Headley Will Lead INTO THE WOODS at The Muny!Breaking News: Tony Winner Heather Headley Will Lead INTO THE WOODS at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley will star as 'The Witch' in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into The Woods, directed by Gary Griffin and playing July 21 - 27, 2015 at The Muny, the nation's largest outdoor musical theatre. This production marks the Muny premiere of Into the Woods, and will be Ms. Headley's first performance in a musical in America since her 2000 Tony award winning performance in the original Broadway production of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

BWW Flashback: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Wraps Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Wraps Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 5, 2015

As announced earlier this week, Honeymoon in Vegas, plays its final performance at Broadway's Nederlander Theater (208 West 41st Street) today, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Honeymoon in Vegas began performances on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, and officially opened on Thursday, January 15, 2015 to rave reviews. Prior to Broadway, Honeymoon in Vegas completed a successful engagement at the Papermill Playhouse in Milburn, NJ October 6 - 27, 2013. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 1st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 1st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 1, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Anything Goes,' 'A Funny Thing...' and 'Billy Elliot' prepare to open, 'Les Mis' racks up the raves, season announcements from the Paramount, Kokandy, The Hypocrites and Chicago Shakes, plus another Austen adaptation, and legs for Ethel Merman. Enjoy the warmth! (more...)

New Musicals CAKE OFF and GIRLSTAR Will Premiere at Signature Theatre; Full 2015-16 Season Announced!New Musicals CAKE OFF and GIRLSTAR Will Premiere at Signature Theatre; Full 2015-16 Season Announced!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2015

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2015/16 season. “Signature's 26th season continues our commitment to presenting new works and reinventing great American musicals. We're proud that this season also highlights daring new plays by female playwrights,” stated Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. “I'm excited to work with so many talented artists in the coming year.” (more...)

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