Music Theatre International News

The Growing Stage Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, 10/03-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to open its 2014 - 2015 season with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. This production runs October 3rd through the 26th with performances Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM. (more...)

Playwright James Magruder to Visit Red Branch Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will host playwright, dramaturg, and fiction author James Magruder during the run of their upcoming production of Triumph of Love. (more...)

Photo Flash: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Wimberley Players
by Jeff Davis - Sep 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld-Austin is pleased to share the following production photos from Wimberley Players' production of Young Frankenstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FOREVER PLAID, Opening Tonight at the Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts presents FOREVER PLAID, written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross, with musical continuity supervision and arrangements by James Raitt. This production is directed and choreographed by Martin Cespedes with musical direction by Bryan Bird and runs tonight, September 12, through October 12, 2014, 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays on the Mackey Main Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

DAMN YANKEES to Return to London This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

A Faustian musical about baseball may not be the most obvious plot choice but this production is gutsy and exciting and is certainly good reason to hurry to The Landor. Damn Yankees is back! Damn Yankees will play the Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH from Wednesday 1st October to Saturday 8th November 2014. Press night is set for Tuesday 7th October, 7.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

Bainbridge Performing Art's 2014 - 2015 season opener is LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Check out photos below! (more...)

Wimberley Players to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 9/12-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

When the Wimberley Players stage The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, September 12 - October 5, audiences can expect packed houses and a hilarious good time as only Mel Brooks can deliver. A spoof of classic horror films of the '30s and '40s (as seen in the 1974 movie of the same name), it is a rowdy, "bawd-villian" frolic of the Frankenstein story in the best tradition of Borscht-Belt comedy. (more...)

Bailey And Pitt-Pulford Return With MARRY ME A LITTLE, St James Theatre, Oct 6-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run this August, Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me a Little will return to St. James Studio for an extra week of performances from Monday 6 - Saturday 11 October 2014, it was announced today. (more...)

Wimberley Players Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 9/12-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

Wimberley Players present The Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Sept 12 - Oct. 5, Fri/Sat 7:30 pm. Sun 2:30 pm. Directed by Melissa May-Moncus, and produced by Terri Burney-Bisett. A rollicking spoof of classic horror films of the '30s and 40s (as in the 1974 movie of the same name). (more...)

Beck Center for the Arts to Open 2014-15 Season with FOREVER PLAID, 9/12-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts opens its 2014/2015 theater season with a production of the Off-Broadway hit, Forever Plaid, on the Mackey Main Stage, September 12 through October 12, 2014. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Music Theatre International Acquires Rights to MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) http://www.mtishows.com, has secured worldwide licensing rights to one of Broadway's biggest hits, Mamma Mia! With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and written by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show, taking audiences on a trip down the aisle they'll never forget. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Presents AVENUE Q, 9/12-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The South Bend Civic Theatre Presents Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical, 'Avenue Q' from September 12th through the 28th. (more...)

THE SONDHEIM REVIEW Presents - Sondheim 101: Into the Woods at 25
by The Sondheim Review - Aug 05, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to kick off a brand new partnership with THE SONDHEIM REVIEW. Each month we'll be bringing you special, and exclusive archives from the quarterly magazine dedicated to the work of the musical theatre and Broadway's foremost composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Each issue contains news, interviews, features, reviews, historical information, upcoming productions in your area, puzzles, and more. Our correspondents in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and all over the world bring you the latest, most accurate information and insights. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre Adds Boston Ballet Vet Katelyn Prominski to Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Boston Ballet veteran Katelyn Prominski will appear in the role of 'Green Dress Girl,' a gangster's moll and femme fatale who performs a wonderfully sective duet with lead man 'Don Lockwood' in the Reagle Music Theatre's production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. (more...)

BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jul 30, 2014

In my humble opinion, North Carolina Theatre's production of 'The Little Mermaid' is absolutely a delightful night out to the theatre! (more...)

ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre Join Forces for Seattle Premiere of DOGFIGHT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre are excited to announce the joining of forces this fall for the Seattle premiere of Dogfight. This production will be the second of the season for both companies and the first collaboration between them. ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre are looking forward to this exciting opportunity to work together and to continue reaching out and fostering new relationships. (more...)

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights to A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured licensing rights to Broadway's newest Tony Award-winning BEST MUSICAL, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE was the most-nominated show of the season, with 10 nominations and the winningest new show, taking home 4 Tonys (BEST MUSICAL, BOOK, DIRECTION, COSTUMES). It also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including BEST MUSICAL), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including BEST MUSICAL), and one Drama League Award (BEST MUSICAL). (more...)

The Youth Players Summer Musical Presents ANNIE JR, 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage, charming everyone she meets despite a next-to-nothing start in Depression-era New York, overcoming the evil machinations of orphanage owner Miss Hannigan, and finding new friends and a new home in the end. Featuring hits such as 'It's the Hard Knock Life' and 'Tomorrow.' Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. (more...)

Rose Theater Educator Sue Gillespie Booton Honored at FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Sue Gillespie Booton of Omaha's Rose Theater was one of eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country selected to work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 5th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE which just wrapped in New York City. The event was underwritten by Myrna and Freddie ('G') Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI). (more...)

Agile Theatrical Presents EDGES at Tabard Theatre, 31 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The first musical of award winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, EDGES follows four twenty-somethings as they teeter on the edges of their lives. Written while they were still students at the University of Michigan, this contemporary song cycle confronts the trials and tribulations of moving into adulthood, figuring out how and who to be. (more...)

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