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Check Out What's Coming Up at COCACheck Out What's Coming Up at COCA
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Check out what's coming up at COCA! (more...)

BWW TV: Darren Criss Welcomes Hundreds of Kids to a Broadway Stage at Shubert Foundation's Broadway Junior!BWW TV: Darren Criss Welcomes Hundreds of Kids to a Broadway Stage at Shubert Foundation's Broadway Junior!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2015

The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education program, Broadway Junior, was held earlier this week at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.), hosted by 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' star Darren Criss. At the annual event, students from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Manhattan perform song and dance numbers from their school versions of Broadway musicals. The shows include Into the Woods JR, Disney's Aladdin JR, Fame JR, Annie JR, Hairspray JR, and Schoolhouse Rock Live JR. Check out highlights from the special day below! (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Receives $100,000 Grant from DisneyBay Area Children's Theatre Receives $100,000 Grant from Disney
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Walt Disney Company to help bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to the San Francisco Bay Area. (more...)

Darren Criss Hosts BROADWAY JUNIOR Today at the Imperial TheatreDarren Criss Hosts BROADWAY JUNIOR Today at the Imperial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education program, Broadway Junior, will take place today, May 19, 2015 at at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.). The event will be hosted by 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' star Darren Criss. (more...)

Cast Announced for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. at Stages Theatre CompanyCast Announced for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Stages Theatre Company recently held auditions for their upcoming production of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. Over 160 youth actors turned out to audition for 20 roles in the stage musical adaptation with all the magic from the Disney classic. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 47th consecutive summer season with the Broadway favorite, Guys and Dolls, from June 11-21, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Set in Damon Runyon's jubilant, shimmering New York City, this Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway's Chicago, PBS's Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops). Broadway veteran David Hugo (LES MISERABLES) returns to direct Frank Loesser's romantic comedy that demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a 'doll.' Reagle Music Theatre is the long-running regional theater company known for casting Broadway stars alongside regional talent. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

Darren Criss Set to Host BROADWAY JUNIOR at the Imperial Theatre!Darren Criss Set to Host BROADWAY JUNIOR at the Imperial Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education program, Broadway Junior, will take placeTuesday, May 19, 2015 at at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.). The event will be hosted by "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" star Darren Criss. (more...)

Teaching Young Actors to Present BRING IT ONTeaching Young Actors to Present BRING IT ON
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Drama Learning Center's teen professional company will present Bring It On the Musical next month. Based on the major motion picture franchise of the same name, Bring It On the Musical follows would-be cheer captain Campbell as she is suspiciously re-districted from preppy Truman High to the hard-knock Jackson High. Against the odds, Campbell befriends the head of Jackson's dance crew, Danielle. Together, they form a powerhouse cheerleading squad to stand toe-to-toe with Campbell's old team while they learn about the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness. (more...)

Encore! Cast Performing Arts to Present AIDA at Dr. Phillips Center, 7/15-16Encore! Cast Performing Arts to Present AIDA at Dr. Phillips Center, 7/15-16
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces tickets on sale Friday, May 8 for Encore! Cast Performing Arts production of Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA In Concert appearing at 7:30 p.m. in the Walt Disney Theater on July 15 and 16. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office or by visiting the Box Office at 445 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday.  Tickets are also available by calling 844.513.2014 or online at drphillipscenter.org. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees. (more...)

Music Theatre International Select Pilot Schools for JumpStart TheatreMusic Theatre International Select Pilot Schools for JumpStart Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), Music Theatre International (MTI), and iTheatrics have selected three pilot schools for JumpStart Theatre, a new pilot program designed to build sustainable theatre programs in middle schools that do not offer curricular or after-school theatre education opportunities. This year, three Cincinnati-area schools have been selected for the program. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead ShowWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead Show
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

X Factor star, Amelia Lily (playing Whatshername), will star in Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, as it blasts into the UK for its West End premiere from the 17 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. Running until 27 September 2015, with press night on 22 July, American Idiot - The Musical features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The musical is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY to Play the Greenwich Theatre This SummerTHE WHO'S TOMMY to Play the Greenwich Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Almost 20 years after its last UK production, The Who's Tommy will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre this Summer, marking the 40th Anniversary of the original film and the 50th Anniversary of The Who. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY to Return to West End for Limited Run, July 29THE WHO'S TOMMY to Return to West End for Limited Run, July 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Almost 20 years after its last UK production, The Who's Tommy will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre this Summer, marking the 40th Anniversary of the original film and the 50th Anniversary of The Who. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Cast Album, ft. Megan Hilty, Christian Borle & More Now Available for Free Download!JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Cast Album, ft. Megan Hilty, Christian Borle & More Now Available for Free Download!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Tony-nominated songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald today released the highly anticipated ultimate cast recording for Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. (more...)

Skylar Astin Performs Guest Track on Pasek & Paul's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Cast AlbumSkylar Astin Performs Guest Track on Pasek & Paul's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Tony-nominated songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald will release the highly anticipated ultimate cast recording for Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach on Tuesday, April 21. The album features a previously unannounced special guest track by Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening, "Pitch Perfect"). (more...)

Fountain Hills Theater's 2015-16 Season to Include SOUTH PACIFIC, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN & MoreFountain Hills Theater's 2015-16 Season to Include SOUTH PACIFIC, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Fountain Hills Theater will present its 2015-16, 29th season for its three venues, Mainstage, Mainstage Too and Youth Theater as well as our Sizzlin' Summer Stock. Tickets go on sale May 1st, 2015. (more...)

Two $2,000 Scholarships Available to Graduating High School Seniors who attend The New York Educational Theatre FestivalTwo $2,000 Scholarships Available to Graduating High School Seniors who attend The New York Educational Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

On Saturday April 25th, 2015, New York Thespians, the New York chapter of The Educational Theatre Association/International Thespian Society, will host their 6th annual festival, sponsored by Music Theatre International and hosted by The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The event is open to middle and high school students, teachers, and theatre professionals. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Acquires Majority Share & Expands MTI; Offices to Open in Europe, Australia and Far EastCameron Mackintosh Acquires Majority Share & Expands MTI; Offices to Open in Europe, Australia and Far East
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Music Theatre International (MTI) is to open a European office in London this summer, to be accompanied by new offices in Melbourne, Australia by the end of this year and eventually in the Far East. Already the largest company in its field in America, MTI is the world's leading library of musicals. Founded by the legendary composer Frank Loesser over sixty years ago, MTI represents and licenses the performance rights to the works of the majority of contemporary musical theatre writers throughout the world. (more...)

Red Branch Theatre to Offer Special Events with SPRING AWAKENING, 4/17-5/2Red Branch Theatre to Offer Special Events with SPRING AWAKENING, 4/17-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will kick off its 2015 season entitled Coming of Age with the TONY Award-winning alt-rock musical, Spring Awakening. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the theatre in residence, from April 17 - May 2, 2015. Various special events will occur in conjunction with the run. (more...)

Musical Theatre West's LES MISERABLES, Starring Michael Hunsaker and Davis Gaines, Opens TonightMusical Theatre West's LES MISERABLES, Starring Michael Hunsaker and Davis Gaines, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents the exhilarating musical masterpiece, LES MISERABLES at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center tonight, April 10, through April 26. (more...)

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