Music Theatre International News

Cameron Mackintosh to Bring First-Ever Arab-Language Production of OLIVER! to AmmanCameron Mackintosh to Bring First-Ever Arab-Language Production of OLIVER! to Amman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to support the first ever Arabic language adaptation of Lionel Bart's hit musical OLIVER! (more...)

BWW Interview: Rockin' SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE with TheatreWorks Florida's Scott A. Cook 8/27BWW Interview: Rockin' SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE with TheatreWorks Florida's Scott A. Cook 8/27
by Kimberly Moy - Aug 28, 2015

TheatreWorks Florida is known throughout the Orlando theater scene for putting on hit productions like Legally Blonde in 2013, Sweeney Todd in 2014, and Nunsense in 2015. If you've seen any of those shows you know that the quality of theater is best in the business. This year, TheatreWorks Florida was awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and United Arts of Central Florida. These grants will support their community outreach program TheatreCares, which brings full-quality productions to education locations that may not otherwise be able to experience live theater. (more...)

Stray Dog Theatre to Present DOGFIGHTStray Dog Theatre to Present DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

In this acclaimed musical adaptation of the film, three young Marines set out on the eve of their deployment in 1963 for one final night of debauchery, carousing and a little trouble. A "dogfight" ensues to determine who can find the most unattractive girl to bring to the party. Corporal Eddie Birdlace picks Rose, an awkward, idealistic waitress, who will rewrite the rules of the game and teach him the power of love and compassion. (more...)

Hunter Bell & Susan Blackwell to Host Benefit for Theatre Education at 54 BelowHunter Bell & Susan Blackwell to Host Benefit for Theatre Education at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Hunter Bell ([title of show], Now, Here. This., Found) and Susan Blackwell ([title of show], Now. Here. This., Side by Side by Susan Blackwell) will co-host Broadway Back to School, a benefit for the International Thespian Society's (ITS) initiatives to support theatre arts education for underserved students and schools. Broadway Back to School 2015 will be a fun-filled, fast-paced evening that includes cocktails, dinner, no long speeches, and appearances by Nicolette Robinson ('The Affair', 'Hart of Dixie', 'Perfect Couples'), Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, How to Succeed..., 'Ugly Betty', He's Way More Famous Than You), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening, Hello Again) as well as other stars of stage and screen, Thespian alumni, and friends. (more...)

Patrick Wilson to Direct Carnegie Mellon's THE FULL MONTY, 2/18Patrick Wilson to Direct Carnegie Mellon's THE FULL MONTY, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

THE FULL MONTY, Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek will be directed by Patrick Wilson, choreographed by Tome Cousin, with music directing by Thomas Douglas, Feb. 18-27 at Carnegie Mellon. (more...)

BWW Flashback: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Takes Final Bow on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Takes Final Bow on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 9, 2015

It Shoulda Been You plays its final performance on Broadway, today Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). In honor of the show's journey, BroadwayWorld takes you a look back at its run on the Great White Way! (more...)

UK's AMERICAN IDIOT Will Extend into November 2015UK's AMERICAN IDIOT Will Extend into November 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Following on from its hugely successful opening in July and due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed production of Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot will be extending its run at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square and is now booking until 22 November 2015.  (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Company Sets Casting for DOGFIGHT & PETER RABBITRed Branch Theatre Company Sets Casting for DOGFIGHT & PETER RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will complete its 2015 season entitled Coming of Age with two engaging and varied theatrical experiences: Dogfight and Peter Rabbit. Casting has just concluded for both upcoming productions at Howard County's newest professional theatre. (more...)

Jeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This FallJeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse opens its thirteenth Mainstage season with the San Francisco premiere of the musical Dogfight, directed by Bill English. The show will feature Jeffrey Brian Adams* (Promises, Promises), Jordan Bridges, Caitlin Brooke, Nikita Burshteyn, Brandon Dahlquist*, Sally Dana*, Kathryn Hart, Andrew Humann, Amy Lizardo*, AeJay Mitchell, and Michael Gene Sullivan*. (more...)

Anthony Crouchelli to Star in bergenPAC's AIDA, 7/31-8/2Anthony Crouchelli to Star in bergenPAC's AIDA, 7/31-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The star of bergenPAC Performing Arts School's AIDA is none other than New Milford native Anthony Crouchelli, playing Radames. (more...)

MTI Secures Rights to HONEYMOON IN VEGASMTI Secures Rights to HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to Broadway's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. (more...)

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Extends HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALHendersonville Performing Arts Company Extends HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2015

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company is proud to announce that they will be holding over Disney's "High School Musical" for an additional weekend. "High School Musical" will be presented at HPAC on July 31st and August 1st at 7:30 and August 2nd at 2:00. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY and 'PINOCCHIO' Set for the Greenwich Theatre This AugustTHE WHO'S TOMMY and 'PINOCCHIO' Set for the Greenwich Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

A go-getting young producer of new musical theatre is filling the normally quiet month of August at Greenwich Theatre with two full-length musicals to appeal to a wide range of audience -- The Who's Tommy and The Adventures of Pinocchio. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West EndAMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot blasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ashley Birchall and Carly Burns in THE WHO'S TOMMYPhoto Flash: First Look at Ashley Birchall and Carly Burns in THE WHO'S TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Almost 20 years after it was last seen in London, The Who's Tommy will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre this Summer from Wednesday 29 July to Sunday 23 August, marking the 40th Anniversary of the original film and the 50th Anniversary of The Who. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters and Brian d'Arcy James Attend 2015 Freddie G Fellowship GalaPhoto Flash: Bernadette Peters and Brian d'Arcy James Attend 2015 Freddie G Fellowship Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Music Theatre International Chairman and CEO Freddie Gershon and his wife Myrna hosted eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country for four days of classes and activities honoring them for working to make a difference for their students and communities through the process of staging musical theatre productions in their schools and educational theatre groups.  The event known as the 6th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP culminated in a gala dinner at Chez Josephine on July 11th.  Joining the festivities were Broadway greats Bernadette Peters and Brian d'Arcy James. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!Photo Flash: Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Original Broadway cast album for It Shoulda Been You was recorded by Ghostlight Records and will be available for purchase digitally on Friday, August 14, 2015 and physically on Friday, September 18, 2015. Licensing for future productions of the hilarious, crowd-pleasing musical will be available through Music Theatre International (MTI). The Wednesday, July 15, 2015 matinee performance of It Shoulda Been You will be filmed for the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and preserved for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the recording studio! (more...)

Jeff Calhoun, Stephen Flaherty & More to Teach at Freddie G Fellowship 2015 This WeekJeff Calhoun, Stephen Flaherty & More to Teach at Freddie G Fellowship 2015 This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 6th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 8th - 11th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Lucas Rush, Amelia Lily and More in Rehearsals for UK's AMERICAN IDIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Lucas Rush, Amelia Lily and More in Rehearsals for UK's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square.  Check out a first look at the rehearsals below! (more...)

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