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BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant ShowBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant Show
by Tim Carney - May 23, 2016

The Sound of Music is a timeless classic piece of musical theatre. It spans generations and has brought life and laughter to families for over 50 years. It's a story of human triumph over evil, of love, sacrifice, raising children and of belief. It has all the ingredients for a story to tap into our souls and remind us that in the face of real adversity there is always light, there is always a way to overcome the challenge. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny BursteinPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Fiddler on the Roof, Danny Burstein, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Stiles and Drewe Announce 'The Wicker Husband' as Winner of Inaugural MTI Mentorship AwardStiles and Drewe Announce 'The Wicker Husband' as Winner of Inaugural MTI Mentorship Award
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Olivier Award-winning writing duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe today announce the winners of their newly-expanded Stiles and Drewe Prize 2016. Now in its 9th year, the Stiles + Drewe Prize for Best New Song is joined by their first-ever Mentorship Award, supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). (more...)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Hall with THE WIZARD OF OZ This JuneFollow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Hall with THE WIZARD OF OZ This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth invites you to follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Performance Hall for the brand-new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, playing June 7-12. Tickets start at $55 and are on sale now! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Play The Orpheum, 6/14-19THE WIZARD OF OZ to Play The Orpheum, 6/14-19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?The Orpheum Theatre is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play June 14-19 at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Tickets are on sale now on and are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).  (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Has Tevye Proved Danny Burstein's Most Difficult Role? The Six-Time Nominee Explains!Tony Awards Close-Up: Has Tevye Proved Danny Burstein's Most Difficult Role? The Six-Time Nominee Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

In the past ten years, Danny Burstein has wooed audiences with his Tony nominated performances as some of Broadway's most beloved characters- Buddy, Aldopho, Billis... the list goes on. Now he has taken on perhaps musical theatre's most iconic character- a milkman from Anatevka called Tevye. How does this role (for which he is nominated as Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical) compared to his others? Find out below! (more...)

Broadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny BursteinBroadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Whether you consider it more of a reason for being alive, a way to measure the year, or proof of an enchanted evening, love is everywhere on Broadway...including offstage. In this first edition of Broadway Love Story, fall hard for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and FUN HOME's Rebecca Luker, who explain their personal joys and trials of being a couple in the Broadway spotlight. (more...)

BWW Review:  THE WIZARD OF OZ Gets Modern Update at the National TheatreBWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ Gets Modern Update at the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - May 6, 2016

Overall, there's a lot of mass appeal in this production, some fun musical moments, and opportunities for the entire family to visit the familiar and well-loved. Unfortunately, it simply pales in comparison to what we have seen before. (more...)

Segal Centre's 2016-17 Theatre Season to Feature Yiddish IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU & MoreSegal Centre's 2016-17 Theatre Season to Feature Yiddish IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts today announced the programming for its 2016-2017 Season. The upcoming 49th season is brimming with artistry, audacity and authenticity. (more...)

Claire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre GlasgowClaire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, from Wednesday 3 August 2016.  The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on 30 July 2016. (more...)

Claire Sweeney Cast As Baroness Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGClaire Sweeney Cast As Baroness Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Apr 22, 2016

From August 3, Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on July 30. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WIZARD OF OZ at SHEA'S BUFFALO TheatreBWW Reviews: THE WIZARD OF OZ at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Apr 6, 2016

Escaping to Oz may be the fate for Dorothy, but her glorious adventure had patrons at Shea's Buffalo Theatre delighted to follow her down that infamous  yellow brick road. The lavish new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ opened last night and had the audience enraptured with the familiar story. The classic MGM musical has been lovingly adapted to the stage by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Jeremy Sams, with some new songs by Weber and Tim Rice, who previously collaborated on Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Tony Nominee Melissa Errico to Lead Workshop of New Michael Feinstein Musical in LondonTony Nominee Melissa Errico to Lead Workshop of New Michael Feinstein Musical in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Leading names from both sides of the Atlantic will come together this April in London to develop a new musical. Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico will star in the workshop of The Gold Room which features original music by five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein and book & lyrics by Walking With Dinosaurs writer Warner Brown. Conceived originally by Brown, The Gold Room explores a night behind closed doors in the life of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. (more...)

Matt Gillett To Play The Childcatcher In CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK TourMatt Gillett To Play The Childcatcher In CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK Tour
by Marianka Swain - Mar 23, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse have announced that Matt Gillett will take the role of The Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, which is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Matt was already a part of the ensemble when the producers discovered his talent for playing this iconic role. John Stalker, Executive Producer of Music & Lyrics, said: 'We are delighted to offer Matt this starring role having understudied the part of The Childcatcher since the beginning of the show in Leeds. Matt's performance will have everyone on the edge of their seats!' Martin Kemp, who currently plays The Childcatcher, leaves the production on April 24 and Matt will be taking over the role from May 4 in Milton Keynes. (more...)

BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI, Hackney Empire, March 11 2016BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI, Hackney Empire, March 11 2016
by Gary Naylor - Mar 12, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a superbly staged adaptation of Mozart's opera, sung in English and packed with comedy and villainy - and with a message for today too. (more...)

Phill Jupitus to Star in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre GlasgowPhill Jupitus to Star in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray), who currently plays the roles of Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, is set to return to the show from 24 August, coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Wednesday 19 until Saturday 29 October 2016. (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher, Shaun Williamson and More Join UK Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGCarrie Hope Fletcher, Shaun Williamson and More Join UK Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour opened at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.  (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher and Shaun Williamson Join Touring Cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGCarrie Hope Fletcher and Shaun Williamson Join Touring Cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. From May 4 until 2 October 2, Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, War of the Worlds) will play Truly Scrumptious, and from May 4 until August 21, Shaun Williamson (The Railway Children, EastEnders) will play Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst. Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray), who currently plays the roles of Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, returns to the show from August 24. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ Tour's San Diego EngagementCast Announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ Tour's San Diego Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Broadway/San Diego is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play at the San Diego Civic Theatre from March 15-20th and tickets are on sale now! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour to Play Citi Wang Theatre, 4/12-24THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour to Play Citi Wang Theatre, 4/12-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play a two week engagement at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre this spring, running April 12-24, 2016. Presented by the Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment, tickets are now on sale at the Citi Center box office, through www.citicenter.org or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Press night is set for Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

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