Music Theatre International News

Seize the Day! MTI to Workshop NEWSIES JR. in Australia this SummerSeize the Day! MTI to Workshop NEWSIES JR. in Australia this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Music Theatre International has announced the pilot launch of Newsies Jr, a 60-minute condensed adaptation of the 2012 Tony-award winning musical. The workshop, featuring a group of 40 students, will take place as part of Australia's Junior Theatre Celebration in October. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Adds Additional Performance of MARY POPPINSMusical Theatre West Adds Additional Performance of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Due to an overwhelming demand, MTW has added an additional and final performance on Sunday, July 23, 6:00 pm.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's production features the delectable Sherman Brothers score, including 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Jolly Holiday,' 'Let's Go Fly a Kite,' 'Step in Time,' and 'Chim Chim Cher-ee," as well as new musical additions, by the Olivier winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.   Tickets for the added performance go on sale Wednesday, June 21, 10am at www. musical.org, at the MTW Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Best seats are available for this performance.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Carroll Arts Center is traveling to Maryland Ensemble Theatre in downtown Frederick, Maryland for a fully staged production of Junie B. Jones The Musical. Laugh yourself silly with this delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical with tremendously lovable characters and fun-filled songs. (more...)

Broadway Licensing Appoints David Abbinanti as Vice President of Music and Creative; Tralen Doler Hired as Director of MarketingBroadway Licensing Appoints David Abbinanti as Vice President of Music and Creative; Tralen Doler Hired as Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

David Abbinanti, national-award-winning composer, orchestrator, and arranger, will join Broadway Licensing as Vice President of Music and Creative and Tralen Doler will fill the role of Director of Marketing, it was announced today by Sean Cercone, President. (more...)

Casting Announced for Musical Theatre West's Production of MARY POPPINSCasting Announced for Musical Theatre West's Production of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  (more...)

Young Players and Landers of Benton to Present GUYS AND DOLLS JRYoung Players and Landers of Benton to Present GUYS AND DOLLS JR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Young Players and Landers of Benton present Guys and Dolls JR at the historic Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market Street, in downtown Benton. (more...)

Theatre Royal Announces Principal Casting for DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALTheatre Royal Announces Principal Casting for DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After some competitive auditioning, Theatre Royal, Glasgow is delighted to confirm the principal cast for this year's Stage Experience production of Disney's High School Musical. (more...)

Alex Bernstein Discusses Father's WEST SIDE STORY at International Thespian FestivalAlex Bernstein Discusses Father's WEST SIDE STORY at International Thespian Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

West Side Story, is a perennial favorite, partly because it's inspired by Romeo and Juliet. The musical,  with concept and choreography by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and music by Leonard Bernstein,  debuted on Broadway 50 years ago and was most recently revived in 2009.  (more...)

Musical Theatre of Anthem presents MADAGASCAR JR.Musical Theatre of Anthem presents MADAGASCAR JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of Madagascar Jr, a musical based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners Announced for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles and Drewe PrizePhoto Flash: Winners Announced for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles and Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments have announced the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the West End Gala held at the No?l Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe. (more...)

Sondheim Society Student Performer and Stiles & Drewe Prize Winners AnnouncedSondheim Society Student Performer and Stiles & Drewe Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the West End Gala held at the No?l Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY, THE CRUCIBLE, 'HUNCHBACK' Headline PCPA's 54th SeasonFREAKY FRIDAY, THE CRUCIBLE, 'HUNCHBACK' Headline PCPA's 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

PCPA plans a 54th season of world-rocking plays and musicals from November 2017 through September 2018. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre Brings ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Miller Outdoor TheatreTheatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre Brings ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Miller Outdoor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, running June 7-10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre to Stage ONCE ON THIS ISLAND This WeekendTheatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre to Stage ONCE ON THIS ISLAND This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, running June 7-10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. (more...)

Star-Crossed Lovers, Antarctic Explorers, Giants & More to Bring Everyman's Rep Season to a CloseStar-Crossed Lovers, Antarctic Explorers, Giants & More to Bring Everyman's Rep Season to a Close
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet will be joined from this week by a storytelling giant, struggling zero hours' workers, inventive Antarctic explorers and a Russian peasant milkman and his daughters, as the Everyman's resident Rep Company prepares to present all five of its inaugural season of shows multiple times between now and July. (more...)

Brand New Theatre Company Begins Inaugural Season with NEXT TO NORMALBrand New Theatre Company Begins Inaugural Season with NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Next to Normal is best described as a 'feel everything' rock musical. Playwright and lyricist Brian Yorkey (Netflix's 13 Reasons Why) employs humor through funny lines and situations to balance and lighten the play's serious and painful situations of human life. The music by Tom Kitt (If/Then, Freaky Friday) provides pleasure in itself. The music connects to the audience's emotions in ways that simple spoken words cannot. Bringing these two masters together birthed this extraordinary, award winning masterpiece. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Coming to The Epstein Theatre This MonthTHE LAST FIVE YEARS Coming to The Epstein Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Excitement is building as it is now only two weeks until the smash-hit Broadway musical The Last Five Years opens at The Epstein Theatre from Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 June. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Expand Education Programs Next Year with 'Disney Musicals in Schools'Goodman Theatre to Expand Education Programs Next Year with 'Disney Musicals in Schools'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer announce that Goodman Theatre will expand its Education programming into elementary schools with a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the "Disney Musicals in Schools" program to the Chicago area. (more...)

THE FACEBOOK FIGHTER Takes Home 5 Awards at SOUND BITES 4.0THE FACEBOOK FIGHTER Takes Home 5 Awards at SOUND BITES 4.0
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Theatre Now New York presented its 4th Annual festival of new musicals, Sound Bites 4.0 (sponsored by Music Theatre International and Disney Theatrical Productions) to a sold-out house at the Perishing Square Signature Theatre. An after-party was held in the theatre lobby where awards were given. Sound Bites showcases ten 10-minute musicals or musical excerpts in one evening. (more...)

The Coterie & The White Theatre at The J Announce 1st Co-Production: Disney's NEWSIESThe Coterie & The White Theatre at The J Announce 1st Co-Production: Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Coterie Theatre and the White Theatre at "The J," the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, will come together to co-produce Disney's Newsies for a limited run in the Summer 2018. The show will mark The Coterie and The J's first collaboration, as well as the Kansas City region's first locally-produced production of Newsies. It will be co-directed by Coterie Producing Artistic Director, Jeff Church, and Jerry Jay Cranford, who will also serve as choreographer, with musical direction by Pam Williamson, veteran of 10 musicals at The J. Newsies will feature a cast of all-local professional and non-professional adult and youth actors, and will be performed live on stage at the White Theatre at The J, July 7-29, 2018. (more...)

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