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Support Take It From The Top: Bid to Meet KINKY BOOTS' Wayne BradySupport Take It From The Top: Bid to Meet KINKY BOOTS' Wayne Brady
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction benefits Take It From The Top, a National Arts Alliance dedicated to providing quality education enrichment through music, dance and theatre. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: PIPPIN Brings Its Magic Back to BostonBWW REVIEW: PIPPIN Brings Its Magic Back to Boston
by Jan Nargi - Feb 10, 2016

The extraordinary journey of the Broadway revival of PIPPIN began at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge a few years back, and now that triumphant Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Diane Paulus, is back in Boston via the national tour. While some tweaks have since been made to the production that had its Broadway tryout at the A.R.T., the show's exuberant joie de vivre and circus-inspired excitement are still intact. If anything, the show's politics and humor have been heightened in this iteration, thanks largely to its sensational cast. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTSOriginal Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig and David Mirvish announced today that original Broadway cast member Kyle Taylor Parker will join the Toronto company as 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Parker, who played 'Lola' on Broadway and on tour, will take over the role in Toronto, beginning March 15, 2016. (more...)

Toronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on BroadwayToronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Alan Mingo Jr. will play 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), beginning March 29, 2016. Mingo, who comes to Broadway straight from the Toronto production of Kinky Boots, succeeds Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady in the role. Brady, who took over the coveted part of 'Lola' from Tony Award-winner (and original star) Billy Porter in November 2015, plays his final performance on March 27, 2016. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Sunday for IF/THEN at Detroit's Fisher Theatre This SpringTickets on Sale Sunday for IF/THEN at Detroit's Fisher Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The National Tour of IF/THEN, which was named the 'Best Musical of the Year' by New York Magazine, will perform a limited engagement at Detroit's Fisher Theatre, March 29 - April 10, 2016. (more...)

IF/THEN National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox in MarchIF/THEN National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 15 - 27. (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour Coming to Omaha, 3/15-20CINDERELLA National Tour Coming to Omaha, 3/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play Omaha's Orpheum Theater Tuesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 20, 2016. The touring production is part of the Omaha Performing Arts Broadway series. (more...)

West End's WICKED Extends Booking, Thru April 29West End's WICKED Extends Booking, Thru April 29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce the opening of its 21st new booking period, on Monday 1 February 2016 at 10am, with over 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 29 April 2017. (more...)

Tony Award Winning CINDERELLA Comes to the Schuster CenterTony Award Winning CINDERELLA Comes to the Schuster Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association announces the 2015-2016 Premier Health Broadway Series presentation of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA. The 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement from Feb. 9 to Feb.14. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join IF/THEN Tour Tomorrow in DallasJackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join IF/THEN Tour Tomorrow in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray(American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, starting tomorrow,Wednesday, January 27 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Toronto audiences refuse to let KINKY BOOTS end at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The show, which had its Canadian debut on June 16, 2015, was originally booked for a 12-week run. The demand from audiences was so strong, it has already been extended three times. In fact, GASLIGHT, which was supposed to play at the Royal Alex was moved to a reconfigured Ed Mirvish Theatre, so that KINKY BOOTS could be extended. (more...)

PIPPIN Comes to PPAC, February 16 - 21PIPPIN Comes to PPAC, February 16 - 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

The 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN, described as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza" by NY1, visits the Providence Performing Arts Center February 16 - 21, 2016. In Providence, PIPPIN is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Definitive 'Morning Glow' Lingers After a Glorious PIPPIN at The McCallum TheatreBWW Reviews: A Definitive 'Morning Glow' Lingers After a Glorious PIPPIN at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 13, 2016

The National Tour of PIPPIN is, hands down, the finest touring production to land at The McCallum Theatre during my tenure in the desert cities. Passionate. Polished. Near Perfection! It is a glorious spectacle of sight, sound and immaculate storytelling that, despite its mesmerizing visual feast of circus spectacle, remains honest and intimate and, at every turn, very human. (more...)

Broadway's CINDERELLA to Dance into Segerstrom Center This SpringBroadway's CINDERELLA to Dance into Segerstrom Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement from April 19 - May 1, 2016. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Returning to DPAC This FallKINKY BOOTS Returning to DPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Back by popular demand, Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will return to DPAC September 13-18 as part of the Encore Broadway at DPAC series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Original Broadway Godmother Victoria Clark Visits CINDERELLA TourPhoto Flash: Original Broadway Godmother Victoria Clark Visits CINDERELLA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Broadway sensation and the originator of the 'Marie/Fairy Godmother' role in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Victoria Clark visited the national tour of CINDERELLA in Toronto at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Scroll down for photos!  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of KINKY BOOTS Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of KINKY BOOTS Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Just in!  BroadwayWorld brings you brand new photos from the National Tour of Kinky Boots! Take a look at the new cast below! ?  (more...)

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Tour Celebrates 500th Show on the RoadPhoto Flash: KINKY BOOTS Tour Celebrates 500th Show on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The KINKY BOOTS tour just celebrated its 500th performance on Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Charlotte NC. Scroll down for photos of the cast with a festive cake to mark the occasion! (more...)

Tickets to IF/THEN National Tour at Orpheum Theatre on Sale FridayTickets to IF/THEN National Tour at Orpheum Theatre on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that tickets for the Minneapolis debut of the national tour of If/Then, named the "Best Musical of the Year" by New York Magazine, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. (more...)

Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE Officially Opens in Chicago Tonight!Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE Officially Opens in Chicago Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE officially opens tonight, December 28, and will now play through January 17, 2016, at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago), before opening on Broadway in the Fall of 2016. (more...)

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