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Garth Drabinsky Sets MADAME SOUSATZKA Musical For Broadway ReturnGarth Drabinsky Sets MADAME SOUSATZKA Musical For Broadway Return
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Deadline has reported that producer Garth Drabinsky's musical adaptation of the novel that inspired the 1988 Shirley MacLaine film, Madame Sousatzka, will arrive on Broadway next fall following an out-of-town tryout in Toronto this spring.  (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents RING OF FIRERiverside Theatre Presents RING OF FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, starts its 43rd season with the celebrated musical featuring the music of American Icon, Johnny Cash, in Ring Of Fire. Sponsored by John & Marilyn McConnell and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers' Group, Ring Of Fire plays the Stark Stage from October 25 through November 13, 2016.   (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for New Broadway Production of Legendary Musical MISS SAIGONTickets On Sale Today for New Broadway Production of Legendary Musical MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Tickets go on sale today at 10 AM for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, which begins performances Wednesday, March 1 at The Broadway Theatre (more...)

MISS SAIGON on Broadway Released Tickets for Sale - TodayMISS SAIGON on Broadway Released Tickets for Sale - Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Tickets go on sale today at 10 AM for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, which begins performances Wednesday, March 1 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Directed by Laurence Connor (Les Miserables, School of Rock), the Broadway return of MISS SAIGON will feature its American stars, Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer and 20-year-old Eva Noblezada as Kim, who created these roles in the West End to great acclaim.  Opening night for MISS SAIGON will be Thursday, March 23.  MISS SAIGON will play a limited engagement through January 14, 2018 before launching a North American tour later in the year.  Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks.  Tickets are available at saigonbroadway.com, the musical's comprehensive new website launching today, and at telecharge.com, or by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 447-7400 and at the Broadway Theatre box office (beginning at 10 AM). (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for RING OF FIREWaterTower Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for RING OF FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Directed by B.J. Cleveland, with Musical Direction by Sonny Franks. Created by Richard Maltby Jr., Conceived by William Meade, with Orchestrations by Steven Bishopand Jeff Lisenby, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash will run October 7-30, 2016 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Spencer Baker as Eddie, Ian Ferguson as Mark, Sonny Franks as David, Katrina Kratzer as Trenna, and Brian Mathis as Jason. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

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BWW Review: 'John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known As Lypsinka' is a Toned Down, Engaging Look Into the PerformerBWW Review: 'John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known As Lypsinka' is a Toned Down, Engaging Look Into the Performer
by Karis Rogerson - Sep 2, 2016

In his new solo show at Joe's Pub, John Epperson, the adored drag artist widely known as his character Lypsinka, sits at the piano dressed conservatively in a green blazer, a rarity for him--- no flashy dresses, wigs, or makeup. For this show, he's performing not as Lypsinka but as himself. But the performance itself is far from conservative. John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known As Lypsinka, which debuted on August 15, is billed as a 'personal musical memoir,' but in many ways it's a tribute show--- specifically, a tribute to the women who shaped his life. (more...)

BWW Preview: Coachella Valley Repertory's Big Plans and its Upcoming SeasonBWW Preview: Coachella Valley Repertory's Big Plans and its Upcoming Season
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 30, 2016

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has been nominated for 29 Desert Theatre League star awards for the 2015-16 season. It has just obtained an option on the IMAX theater on Route 111 in Cathedral City. It has also announced its 2016-17 season. (more...)

Curve to Open Cameron Mackintosh's MISS SAIGON UK TourCurve to Open Cameron Mackintosh's MISS SAIGON UK Tour
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Curve is delighted to announce that Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon - a recent smash hit in the West End - will embark on a major UK tour opening at Curve from Monday 3 July 2017. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Embarks on Major UK Tour in 2017/18MISS SAIGON Embarks on Major UK Tour in 2017/18
by Marianka Swain - Aug 26, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh announced today that his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON - a recent smash hit in the West End - will embark on a major UK tour opening at Curve Leicester from Monday 3 July - Saturday 22 July 2017 (press night Wednesday 12 July 2017) before playing Birmingham Hippodrome (26 July - 23 September 2017), Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin (Wednesday 4 October to Saturday 18 November), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (29 November 2017 - 6 January 2018), Festival Theatre Edinburgh (17 January - 17 February 2018) and Mayflower Southampton (21 February - 17 March 2018). Tour schedule and on sale dates below with further dates and casting to be announced soon. www.miss-saigon.com (more...)

CORIOLANUS, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and More Set for Red Bull Theater's 2016-17 SeasonCORIOLANUS, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and More Set for Red Bull Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced their 2016-'17 Season will include William Shakespeare's Coriolanus; a new version of Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector; as well as an all new season of their acclaimed Revelation Readings featuring Kristine Nielsen (Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike), Matthew Rauch ('Banshee'), Derek Smith (Green Bird, Lion King), Christian DeMarais, Gretchen Hall, Ryan Garbayo (Loot), Ben Mehl, Amelia Pedlow ('Tis Pity She's A Whore), Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher), and more.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Our universal need to be remembered is the underlying theme of a behind-the-scenes baseball comedy by Ken Levine, an Emmy Award-winning writer (Cheers, M*A*S*H, The Simpsons), acclaimed sportscaster and former host of Dodger Talk. Andrew Barnicle directs the world premiere of Going... Going... GONE! for an Oct. 1 opening at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Sets Date to Arrive in US Movie Theatres!MISS SAIGON Sets Date to Arrive in US Movie Theatres!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh announced today that his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON - a recent smash hit in London - will return to New York at its original home, The Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway) beginning performances Wednesday, March 1.  (more...)

MISS SAIGON Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre This SeptemberMISS SAIGON Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

"Miss Saigon," the international musical sensation that ran on Broadway for a decade, opens the new season at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. PinnWorth Productions proudly presents this blockbuster show for nine performances: Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, and 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Sept. 9. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Serenbe's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real Helicopter, Flattens Box Office RecordsSerenbe's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real Helicopter, Flattens Box Office Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse's Miss Saigon is crushing box office records and winning praise from critics and audiences alike. (more...)

The American Dream! MISS SAIGON Will Land at Original Broadway Home This SpringThe American Dream! MISS SAIGON Will Land at Original Broadway Home This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh announced today that his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON - a recent smash hit in London - will return to New York at its original home, The Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway) beginning performances Wednesday, March 1.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Serenbe's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life HelicopterSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Serenbe's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life Helicopter
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), presents the fourth show in its 2016 season, Miss Saigon, with music by Claude- Michel Schonberg; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boublil; adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. The show is directed by Brian Clowdus, music direction is by Chris Brent Davis, and choreography is by Bubba Carr. The show opened on July 21 and has already been extended to August 14. Click below to watch highlights from the show, including footage of the production's real-life helicopter! (more...)


by Edward Baker - Aug 1, 2016

On October 16th MISS SAIGON: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE brings an all-new spectacular film production of the legendary musical to cinemas around the UK. (more...)

MISS SAIGON: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY to Play in Australian CinemasMISS SAIGON: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY to Play in Australian Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

This October, MISS SAIGON: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE brings an all-new spectacular film production of the legendary musical to cinemas around the world.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life HelicopterPhoto Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life Helicopter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), presents the fourth show in its 2016 season, Miss Saigon, with music by Claude- Michel Schonberg; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boublil; adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. The show is directed by Brian Clowdus, music direction is by Chris Brent Davis, and choreography is by Bubba Carr. The show opened on July 21 and has already been extended to August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast -- plus the production's real-life helicopter -- in action! (more...)

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