Music Theatre International News

StageArt Announces the Cast for Spring AwakeningStageArt Announces the Cast for Spring Awakening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

StageArt is pleased to announce the cast for the Victorian professional premiere of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening, which will play at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel from May 18. (more...)

Acting Troupe of Lambert to Stage Gleefully Gruesome LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSActing Troupe of Lambert to Stage Gleefully Gruesome LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Acting Troupe of Lambert is dying to debut the deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth Helps Samuel French Announce CHICAGO High School EditionBebe Neuwirth Helps Samuel French Announce CHICAGO High School Edition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Samuel French has announced a new musical title in their 101 School Editions Collection: Chicago (High School Edition). (more...)

Woodruff School ACE Music Releases Cast of JAMES AND GIANT PEACH JR, 4/6-8Woodruff School ACE Music Releases Cast of JAMES AND GIANT PEACH JR, 4/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Woodruff School ACE Music Theater Program has its cast completed for their spring production of James and the Giant Peach JR (more...)

The Woodruff School ACE Music Theater Program Announces Cast for Spring Production of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.The Woodruff School ACE Music Theater Program Announces Cast for Spring Production of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Woodruff School ACE Music Theater Program has its cast completed for their spring production of James and the Giant Peach JR. Produced with special permission from Music Theatre International, Based on one of Roald Dahl's most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this 'masterpeach' of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. The musical will open April. 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2017 (all shows 7pm). Each show will be open with a red carpet for all guests 45 minutes before each show. There will be a press preview April 4th from 2:30-4:30pm. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS to Play the Riverdale YM-YWHA This SpringINTO THE WOODS to Play the Riverdale YM-YWHA This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The award-winning teens of Riverdale Rising Stars will present Stephen Sondheim's classic fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS at the Riverdale YM-YWHA for six performances only. (more...)

After Handling RAGTIME Controversy with Grace, NJ High School Recognized by Music Theatre InternationalAfter Handling RAGTIME Controversy with Grace, NJ High School Recognized by Music Theatre International
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Music Theatre International (MTI), the world's leading licensor of musical theatre has awarded the Courage In Theatre Award to Cherry Hill High School East for their current production of RAGTIME. (more...)

Cincinnati Middle Schools Selected for Third Year of JumpStart Theatre  ProgramCincinnati Middle Schools Selected for Third Year of JumpStart Theatre Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), a national non-profit headquartered in Cincinnati, announces the selection of schools for the third year of a middle school program called JumpStart Theatre.  The schools being added in 2017-18 are: Clark Montessori High School, Roberts Academy, and Oyler School. All the schools are in Cincinnati. (more...)

2017 New York Educational Theatre Festival Set for American Academy of Dramatic Arts This April2017 New York Educational Theatre Festival Set for American Academy of Dramatic Arts This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

New York Thespians (the New York Chapter of the Educational Theatre Association) is hosting the 8th annual New York Educational Theatre Festival on Saturday April 29th, 2017. (more...)

Stray Dog Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREETStray Dog Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

A macabre musical tells the tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, who returns to London seeking vengeance. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, proprietress of a failing pie shop, whose luck improves when the demon barbers thirst for blood inspires a new ingredient for her meat pies. Londoners start queuing up for a taste of her unique delectable treats! (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Participants for 19th Annual Betty Carter's Jazz AheadKennedy Center Announces Participants for 19th Annual Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the participants in Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead (BCJA)-the international jazz residency, performance, and composition project discovering and presenting the next generation of jazz greats-to be held March 20-31, 2017 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Led by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran, the Jazz Ahead program identifies outstanding, emerging jazz artists/composers in their mid-teens to age 25 and brings them together under the tutelage of experienced artists/instructors who coach and counsel them, polishing their performance, composing, and arranging skills. (more...)

Announcing Theatrical Outfit's 2017-2018 SEASON OF CHARACTERAnnouncing Theatrical Outfit's 2017-2018 SEASON OF CHARACTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second-oldest continually-operating professional theatre, aspires to create a compassionate, joyful and just community by starting the conversations that matter. From The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a timeless, epic musical co-production with Aurora Theatre (our third year in a row), to the conversation-starting new play Boy about gender reassignment, to the Atlanta premiere of GA native Lauren Gunderson's new, co-authored, Jane Austen-inspired holiday hit Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, to an intimate look at one of legend Billie Holiday's final solo appearances in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, to the Atlanta professional homecoming of Perfect Arrangement, local writer Topher Payne's mid-century gay-rights comedy, to a world premiere collaboration with Atlanta Opera, to T.O.'s non-traditional update on the sizzling Broadway classic 110 in the Shade, to year two of our Unexpected Play Readings, our 2017-2018 Season of Character truly offers something for everyone. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED at Gay Men's Chorus of DCBWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED at Gay Men's Chorus of DC
by Christopher Castanho - Mar 13, 2017

How To Succeed has always been on my list of musicals to see, but hadn't gotten the opportunity to experience, until I saw the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC's production at the beautiful and ornate Lincoln Theater. The original Broadway show ran for fourteen hundred performances and picked up the Tony-Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962. The show has been revived several times on the Great White Way, including the 1995 production starring Matthew Broderick and the 2011 revival headlined by Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING JR! Rules at Playhouse StageDisney's THE LION KING JR! Rules at Playhouse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Disney's The Lion King JR. is playing at The Duluth Playhouse starting on March 16 at 7:00pm for 2 weeks through March 26, 2017. The 90-minute musical is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. (more...)

Come Explore Under the Sea as the Waterville Opera House's THE LITTLE MERMAIDCome Explore Under the Sea as the Waterville Opera House's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Come Explore What's Under the Sea as the Waterville Opera House Presents Disney's The Little Mermaid the Musical (more...)

Music Theatre International Presents the Inaugural JUNIOR THEATRE CELEBRATIONMusic Theatre International Presents the Inaugural JUNIOR THEATRE CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Music Theatre International (Europe), one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, is proud to announce the Inaugural Junior Theatre Celebration (JTC), to be held at Leicester Curve on Sunday, 12 March.  (more...)

THE HOBBIT, CRENSHAW, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. and More Set for Stages Theatre Company's 2017-18 SeasonTHE HOBBIT, CRENSHAW, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. and More Set for Stages Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

As Stages Theatre Company (STC) unveils our 34th season, we continue our commitment providing high-quality, accessible theatre for young audiences. Join us as we journey into the heart of imagination, which serves as a canvas for you and your community to explore the world. (more...)

FPAC presents DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEASTFPAC presents DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast at THE BLACK BOX, the company's home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. Show times are March 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees on March 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. An international sensation, the enchanting musical is a family favorite with an unforgettable cast of characters and an irresistible score.  (more...)

Original Star Peter Straker to Return to THE WHO'S TOMMY at Ramps on the MoonOriginal Star Peter Straker to Return to THE WHO'S TOMMY at Ramps on the Moon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

After playing the Narrator in the original West End production in 1979, Peter Straker returns to the iconic rock opera THE WHO'S TOMMY as the Acid Queen. (more...)

Original Cast Reunites for 10th South Africa Anniversary with RENT IN CONCERTOriginal Cast Reunites for 10th South Africa Anniversary with RENT IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Showtime Management will mark the tenth anniversary of the South African premiere of RENT with RENT IN CONCERT at the Montecasino Teatro on 15 May 2017 at 20:00. (more...)

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