Music Theatre International News

Acting Troupe of Lambert to Bring JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to the StageActing Troupe of Lambert to Bring JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

After winning second place in the GHSA 7-AAAAAAA regional one-act competition with James and the Giant Peach, The Acting Troupe of Lambert (ATL) is thrilled to be bringing their full version performance of this title to the local community in early February. (more...)

Award-winning Acting Troupe of Lambert Brings JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to the Stage!Award-winning Acting Troupe of Lambert Brings JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to the Stage!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

After winning second place in the GHSA 7-AAAAAAA regional one-act competition with James and the Giant Peach, The Acting Troupe of Lambert (ATL) is thrilled to be bringing their full version performance of this title to the local community in early February. (more...)

NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble Will Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHNiCori Teen Performance Ensemble Will Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble Performs James and The Giant Peach NiCori Studios and Productions Presents The NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.  The production is directed by Corinna Sowers Adler, musically Directed by Deborah Martin and features choreography by Lisa Grimes. (more...)

Ready? Okay! Beck Center Presents BRING IT ONReady? Okay! Beck Center Presents BRING IT ON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present the regional premiere of Bring It On the Musical, the sixth annual collaboration with the esteemed Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens this Month at O'Connell and CompanyIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Opens this Month at O'Connell and Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

O'Connell & Company, the professional theatre in residence at The Park School of Buffalo, presents this hit Broadway musical comedy for its WNY Premier, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU - Book and Lyrics Brian Hargrove, Music and Concept Barbara Anselmi, onstage January 26 through February 26, 2017. (more...)

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Make Off-Broadway Premiere at New Victory TheaterELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Make Off-Broadway Premiere at New Victory Theater
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jan 10, 2017

Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! makes its Off-Broadway Premiere from January 28 - February 5, 2017, at The New Victory Theater, NYC's only theater dedicated to quality performing arts for kids and families. (more...)

Deena R. Harburg Takes Over as President of the Yip Harburg FoundationDeena R. Harburg Takes Over as President of the Yip Harburg Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

As of January 1, 2017, Ernie Harburg, son of the legendary lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg, has stepped down as President of the Yip Harburg Foundation, to be succeeded by Yip's daughter-in-law, Deena Rosenberg Harburg, who is presently the foundation's Artistic Director. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Returns to YPT Due to Overwhelming Demand!JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Returns to YPT Due to Overwhelming Demand!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach by Tony Award-winning Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. This rollicking musical version of the beloved children's classic returns to YPT due to overwhelming demand after a sold-out run in 2014. Presented on the Mainstage from February 6 to March 18, James and the Giant Peach is directed byNina Lee Aquino and features a cast of eight stellar performers. (more...)

Pilot Production of MARY POPPINS JR. Flying to New Jersey This WinterPilot Production of MARY POPPINS JR. Flying to New Jersey This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Aspire Performing Arts Company is currently in the final weeks of rehearsals for its upcoming pilot production of Mary Poppins Jr. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Dare to Defy Productions is bringing the H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S Broadway musical 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' to Dayton.   (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Will March Into The Carnegie This JanuaryTHE MUSIC MAN Will March Into The Carnegie This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Professor Harold Hill will be marching into The Carnegie with his 76 trombones next month for The Carnegie's production of THE MUSIC MAN, playing weekends January 19-29, 2017. (more...)

DO YOU WANNA DANCE Cast Recording ReleasedDO YOU WANNA DANCE Cast Recording Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The cast recording of the hit pop musical DO YOU WANNA DANCE? is now available and being distributed by Sh-k-boom/Ghostlight Records. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Golden Age of Musical Theatre Panel Discussion Now Available OnlineSTAGE TUBE: Golden Age of Musical Theatre Panel Discussion Now Available Online
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2016

In April 2016, FUSE Productions presented a panel discussion, 'Are We In A New Golden Age of Musical Theatre?' featuring authors Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Peter Filichia, and Scott Miller, hosted by Richard Biever. The discussion was recorded April 8th, 2016, at the Penn State Downtown Theatre, in Stage College, PA. (more...)

NEWSIES Live Performance Film Premiere to Headline 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater FestivalNEWSIES Live Performance Film Premiere to Headline 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Thomas Schumacher, Jeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Zina Goldrich, Marcy Heisler, Arielle Jacobs, Curt Hansen, Luca Padovan, and New York Times best-selling authors Jodi Picoult and Mary Pope Osborne are some of the talent confirmed for the 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF17, #JTFATL) happening January 13-15, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions to Present 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEDare to Defy Productions to Present 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

Dare to Defy Productions is bringing the H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S Broadway musical 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' to Dayton. (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Something's Coming, Something Good to Queensland ConservatoriumSomething's Coming, Something Good to Queensland Conservatorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Welcome to West Side Story, the Queensland Conservatorium's main stage musical for 2017. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Welcomes Five More Schools to Disney Musicals in Schools ProgramBay Area Children's Theatre Welcomes Five More Schools to Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has launched its second year of outreach to local schools under a two-year, $100,000 grant from Disney by selecting five elementary schools in Oakland and Richmond to participate in after-school musical theatre education. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the European Debut of PETER AND THE STARCATCHERPhoto Flash: First Look at the European Debut of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Audiences will take an unforgettable journey through the Neverland they never knew this Christmas, as Northampton's Royal stage is transformed for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, now through 31 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Adapted for Young PerformersRodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Adapted for Young Performers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On the heels of the national tour of Lincoln Center's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival sweeping the country now, educators and students will be whistling a happy tune when R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company, releases Getting To Know... The King and I; it was announced today by Rodgers & Hammerstein president Ted Chapin and iTheatrics founder and CEO Timothy Allen McDonald. (more...)

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