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John Bell, Wil Johnson Join Cast of Starz OUTLANDER for Season 3John Bell, Wil Johnson Join Cast of Starz OUTLANDER for Season 3
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced today that two key roles have been cast in Season 3. Joining Jamie's (Sam Heughan) world in the 18th century, John Bell (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”) will play the role of “Young Ian.” (more...)

MAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene BunisMAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Family, friends and the Broadway community will come together to celebrate the life of beloved wardrobe supervisor Irene Bunis on Monday, September 26 at 3:00pm at The Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), longtime home of Broadway's hit musical MAMMA MIA!, which Irene kept vibrantly befitted in spandex and platform boots for fourteen years. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Calgary for One Week OnlyMAMMA MIA! Comes to Calgary for One Week Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in November 2016. Performances begin on November 1 and run through November 6 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Avenue NW. (more...)

Sarah Wyatt, Lizzie Markson & Dustin Harris Smith Will Lead MAMMA MIA! TourSarah Wyatt, Lizzie Markson & Dustin Harris Smith Will Lead MAMMA MIA! Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The producers of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour. MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway. The West End production is now in its eighteenth year. To date, MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide in 50 productions in 16 different languages. MAMMA MIA! will embark on a farewell tour in the 2016-17 season, which also marks its fifteenth year on the road. Leading the cast of 30 is Sarah Wyatt as 'Donna Sheridan,' the independent single mother whose carefree past catches up with her on the eve of her daughter's wedding. Bride-to-be 'Sophie Sheridan' is played by Lizzie Markson; her fiance 'Sky' is played by Dustin Harris Smith. Sarah Smith and Betsy Padamonsky play Donna's best friends and former back-up band, 'Rosie' and 'Tanya,' (respectively) who reunite with their best friend on the island for Sophie's wedding. The three men from Donna's past and Sophie's possible dads are Shai Yammanee ('Sam Carmichael'), Marc Cornes ('Bill Austin'), and Andrew Tebo ('Harry Bright'). Sophie's & Sky's best friends are played by Chloe Kounadis ('Ali'), Niki Badua ('Lisa'), Austin Michael ('Pepper') and Max Ehrlich ('Eddie'). MAMMA MIA!'s ensemble features Kylie Brunngraber, Cashelle Butler, Juan Guillen, Joshua Taylor Hamilton, Stephanie Inglese, Matthew Janisse, Marcus John, Danny Lopez, Gabriella Marchion, Luke Monday, Catherine Nickerson, Alicia Osborn, Carlina Parker, Yael Reich, Alex Sheets, Julia Cassandra Smith, Ian Taylor and Brian Whitehill. MAMMA MIA! is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Motown, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Vocalosity and Something Rotten!. The original production of MAMMA MIA! was produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Bjorn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch. The special edition cast recording of MAMMA MIA! is available on Decca Broadway. For information about MAMMA MIA! visit www.mammamiaontour.com (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next WeekGet Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that tickets for the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, will go on sale exclusively for MasterCard Cardholders beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10am EST through Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Return to the Wharton Center This FallMAMMA MIA! to Return to the Wharton Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Wharton Center on Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16 as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Next Week for MAMMA MIA! at the Broward CenterTickets Go on Sale Next Week for MAMMA MIA! at the Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Fort Lauderdale in May 2017. Performances begin on May 19 and run through May 21 at the The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Wonka is Coming! Watch Two New Teasers for Broadway-Bound CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYVIDEO: Wonka is Coming! Watch Two New Teasers for Broadway-Bound CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The factory is almost open! As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, just announced the show will begin performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Check out two new teasers for the show below! (more...)

The Gates Are Almost Open! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Starring Christian Borle, Sets Spring Broadway BowThe Gates Are Almost Open! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Starring Christian Borle, Sets Spring Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The factory is almost open! Producers for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, just announced the show will begin performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

Tickets On Sale for MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour at Broadway at the Hobby CenterTickets On Sale for MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour at Broadway at the Hobby Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 2, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center season as a part of its final farewell tour.  (more...)

Broadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes AwayBroadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Irene Bunis, the veteran wardrobe supervisor for many Broadway productions since 1980, passed away on July 21st in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 52-STOREY TREEHOUSE Is Well Worth The ClimbBWW Review: THE 52-STOREY TREEHOUSE Is Well Worth The Climb
by Barry Lenny - Jul 20, 2016

Terry has forgotten that it is Andy's birthday, and no amount of hinting by Andy is working. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Winners of The Imagination AwardsCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Winners of The Imagination Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today announced the winners of The Imagination Awards, a national competition to encourage and inspire young people to embrace their creativity and the power of the imagination. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Imagination Awards Shortlists AnnouncedCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Imagination Awards Shortlists Announced
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

The shortlists have been announced for The Imagination Awards, a new competition launched by the award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to encourage creativity among inventive youngsters and budding theatre designers. Entries were invited from young inventors aged 5-15, who were asked to invent a solution to a problem in the world around them, and from theatre designers aged 13-21. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour Coming to the Fabulous Fox in 2017MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour Coming to the Fabulous Fox in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in July of 2017! Performances begin on Friday, July 28 and run through Sunday, July 30 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103. (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare Brushes Up His Friedan in Phyllida Lloyd's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWBWW Review: Shakespeare Brushes Up His Friedan in Phyllida Lloyd's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Michael Dale - Jun 14, 2016

Janet McTeer and Cush Jumbo lead an all-woman company in a play that can be troublesome for contemporary audiences. (more...)

52-STOREY TREEHOUSE Set for Dunstan Playhouse52-STOREY TREEHOUSE Set for Dunstan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The team behind The 13-Storey Treehouse and The 26-Storey Treehouse returns for a special live-stage family event, the Adelaide premiere season of The 52-Storey Treehouse from Tuesday 19 July to Sunday 24 July in the Dunstan Playhouse. Schools performances will be held on 25 and 26 July. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour Will Host Open Casting Calls in Los Angeles & ChicagoMAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour Will Host Open Casting Calls in Los Angeles & Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will hold an open call casting search for the roles of Donna and Sam as it embarks on its National Farewell Tour. If you love ABBA and travel (and sequins!) then 'take a chance' to join the cast of MAMMA MIA! as the show hits the road one final time. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Will Launch Farewell North American Tour This Fall; Dates & Cities Set!MAMMA MIA! Will Launch Farewell North American Tour This Fall; Dates & Cities Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will embark on a final farewell tour in the 2016-17 season, which also marks its 15th year on the road. (more...)

Breaking News: Christian Borle's Got the Golden Ticket! The Two-Time Tony Winner Will Lead CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on BroadwayBreaking News: Christian Borle's Got the Golden Ticket! The Two-Time Tony Winner Will Lead CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten, Peter and the Starcatcher) will originate the role of Willy Wonka in the Broadway premiere of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY which begins performances in March 2017, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

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