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Broadway Revival of CATS Headed to the Heaviside Layer This Winter; National Tour to Kick Off in Providence!Broadway Revival of CATS Headed to the Heaviside Layer This Winter; National Tour to Kick Off in Providence!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that the first-ever Broadway revival of CATS will play its final performance at 8 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) after 16 previews and 593 regular performances. Preview performances of CATS began Thursday, July 14, 2016 followed by a Sunday, July 31, 2016 opening night. (more...)

On Sale Date Announced for LES MISERABLES; National Tour Launches at PPAC this September!On Sale Date Announced for LES MISERABLES; National Tour Launches at PPAC this September!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, will go on sale at ppacri.org on Sunday, June 11 at 10A for its much anticipated National Tour Launch at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. Phone and window sales begin Monday, June 12 at 10A. To purchase tickets, visit ppacri.org, call (401) 421-ARTS (2787), or visit the PPAC Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. Summer Box Office Hours are Monday - Thursday, 10A - 3P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES to Open North American Tour in DetroitAndrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES to Open North American Tour in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Love Never Dies will open its North American Tour at Detroit's Fisher Theatre on October 17 with performances through October 29. (more...)

TDF to Offer First Autism-Friendly Performance of Broadway's CATSTDF to Offer First Autism-Friendly Performance of Broadway's CATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI), which presents autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows for an audience of families with children and adults on the autism spectrum, launches its seventh season with the first-ever autism-friendly performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats. (more...)

62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) tonight, June 4th. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in BostonTickets Now On Sale for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make its highly anticipated return to the Boston Opera House. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.  THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will play a limited three week engagement at the Boston Opera House September 13 - October 1, 2017 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Breaking: LOVE NEVER DIES Announces 2017-18 Touring EngagementsBreaking: LOVE NEVER DIES Announces 2017-18 Touring Engagements
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Love Never Dies will make its North American premiere in Detroit, MI at the Fisher Theater from October 17-29, with official opening night October 25, following a special preview engagement in Baltimore, MD at the Hippodrome Theater from October 3-8. Complete North American touring schedule for the 2017-18 season is below. Casting will be revealed at a later date. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Warlow, Jemma Rix, and Lucy Durack Together in OZPhoto Flash: First Look at Anthony Warlow, Jemma Rix, and Lucy Durack Together in OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining the cast of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, to play Glinda the Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of the West respectively, alongside Anthony Warlow who will be playing The Wizard and Professor Marvel. (more...)

Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix Join Anthony Warlow in a Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road in THE WIZARD OF OZLucy Durack and Jemma Rix Join Anthony Warlow in a Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to announce that Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining the cast of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, to play Glinda the Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of the West respectively, alongside Anthony Warlow who will be playing The Wizard and Professor Marvel. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of MISS SAIGONFinal Casting Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As rehearsals begin, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce final casting for the UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON. Ryan O'Gorman will play 'John', and Marsha Songcome will play 'Gigi' until 1 August when Na-Young Jeon will take over the role. (more...)

Stick it to the Man! SCHOOL OF ROCK Recoups Its Entire Broadway InvestmentStick it to the Man! SCHOOL OF ROCK Recoups Its Entire Broadway Investment
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical has recouped its entire investment on Broadway, making the show an undisputed hit simultaneously on Broadway and the West End. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emily Bautista Talks Broadway Debut in MISS SAIGONBWW Interview: Emily Bautista Talks Broadway Debut in MISS SAIGON
by Christopher Castanho - May 8, 2017

You don't always need a fairy godmother for your dreams to come true. Nineteen-year-old Emily Bautista was lucky enough to have extremely supportive parents and a boatload of talent instead. The thankful and humble young woman is now performing eight times a week in the Broadway revival of “Miss Saigon” as an ensemble member and understudies the lead: Kim. Emily and I actually went to high school together at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts for Musical Theatre, and I was floored and overjoyed to see that she had been cast in the production. Bautista took some time in between shows of the Tony-nominated production to chat with me about her experience landing her first Broadway show. (more...)

Book Quickly! HALF A SIXPENCE To Close This AutumnBook Quickly! HALF A SIXPENCE To Close This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

First presented at Chichester's Festival Theatre, last summer's hit 'HALF A SIXPENCE' will play its final performance in London on Saturday 2 September, having extended its limited season twice. (more...)

Gary Trainor to Lead the West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICALGary Trainor to Lead the West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical today announces that Gary Trainor, having played the role of alternate Dewey since the show's London premiere, will lead the cast as Dewey Finn from 17 May 2017, with Stephen Leask joining the cast as the alternate Dewey. (more...)

Anthony Warlow to Head Behind the Curtain for THE WIZARD OF OZ - in Oz!Anthony Warlow to Head Behind the Curtain for THE WIZARD OF OZ - in Oz!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

John Frost and Suzanne Jones have announced that Andrew Lloyd Webber's London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is coming to Australia. (more...)

Anthony Warlow Leads the Return of THE WIZARD OF OZ to AustraliaAnthony Warlow Leads the Return of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Australia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to announce that Andrew Lloyd Webber's London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is coming to Australia. The Australian Premiere will be held in Brisbane in November, then travel to Sydney in December, this new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. (more...)

Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced!Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced his high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical will launch a US National Tour in Rochester, NY, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre in September 2017. (more...)

Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Embrace the Power of Rock! New Trailer for SCHOOL OF ROCK in the West EndVIDEO: Embrace the Power of Rock! New Trailer for SCHOOL OF ROCK in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

For a third time since its West End premiere, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical recently announced a further booking extension with tickets now available to 14 January 2018. Check out a rockin' new trailer for the show below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale in May for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Palace TheaterTickets on Sale in May for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Palace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale May 15 at 10:00am for the premiere Waterbury engagement at the Palace Theater.  (more...)

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