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The Aurora Fox Sets 31st Season: LITTLE WOMEN, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN & MoreThe Aurora Fox Sets 31st Season: LITTLE WOMEN, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Aurora Fox has announced their 31st season - check out the full lineup below! (more...)

Tony Maudsley to Don House Slippers in UK's HAIRSPRAY Tour; Full Casting AnnouncedTony Maudsley to Don House Slippers in UK's HAIRSPRAY Tour; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Tony Maudsley (ITV1's Benidorm) will play Edna Turnblad in the major 40-week UK tour of Hairspray which will open at Curve theatre in Leicester this autumn. He will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (BBC1 Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad and British singer and West End performer Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle. Freya Sutton will reprise the role of Tracy Turnblad alongside established musical theatre performer Jon Tsouras (A Chorus Line) who will play the role of Corny Collins. Dex Lee (The Scottsboro Boys) will play Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon) will play Link Larkin, Lauren Stroud (Wicked) will play Amber, Monique Young (Top Hat) will play Penny, Karis Jack (Urinetown) will play Little Inez, Adam Price (Hairspray) will play Male Authority Figure, Tracey Penn (Made in Dagenham) will play Female Authority Figure and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot) will play Duane. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at A.R.T.S.STAGE TUBE: First Look- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at A.R.T.S.
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2015

Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi presents CATCH ME IF YOU CAN playing from Feb 28 - Apr 5 2015 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production, directed by David Daniels. (more...)

BWW Review:  CATCH ME IF YOU CAN a Must Catch at the Barn PlayersBWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN a Must Catch at the Barn Players
by Steve Wilson - Feb 28, 2015

A must catch it if you can, Catch It If You Can The Musical! opened on Friday February 27 at the Barn Players in Mission, Kansas. Guy Gardner directs and choreographs the Barn Players production with music direction by James Levy. Catch Me If You Can The Musical! is music with libretto by Terrence McNally and theatrical score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

Jonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYJonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Jonathan Slinger will play Willy Wonka in the West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the role currently played by Alex Jennings. (more...)

URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger is set to star as 'Willy Wonka' in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, beginning May 2, 2015 for a run through April 2016. He follows Alex Jennings in the role. (more...)

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN to Run 3/13-22 at USMCATCH ME IF YOU CAN to Run 3/13-22 at USM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Frank Abagnale Jr. can be anything he dreams when he grows up… if he doesn't get caught first! The University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Theatre and School of Music will present the Maine premiere of the musical "Catch Me If You Can," March 13-22, in Russell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Mosh Pit's Oscar wrap-up, plus BIC's 'First Wives Club,' 'Book Of Mormon' and 'For The Record,' Theater Wit's 'Mr. Burns,' Porchlight's 'City Of Angels' and Bailiwick's 'Murder Ballad.' Upcoming, The Hypocrites' 'American Idiot,' a new theater in the Wisconsin Dells, and two evenings with The Improvised Sondheim Project! (more...)

First Look - Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Featured on Tonight's AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPACFirst Look - Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Featured on Tonight's AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

One of the great Broadway songwriting teams, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman bring to life their greatest hits. (more...)

Tickets to Ars Nova's Bridget Everett 'Blow-Out' Concert Now on SaleTickets to Ars Nova's Bridget Everett 'Blow-Out' Concert Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Ars Nova announces tickets are now on sale for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. The benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), features tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Ars Nova's emerging artists, Bridget herself and every celebrity she's ever met* (*EVERY celebrity may be a slight exaggeration). Full lineup to be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Hudson Pays Tribute to Those Lost with Shaiman, Wittman SongSTAGE TUBE: Jennifer Hudson Pays Tribute to Those Lost with Shaiman, Wittman Song
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2015

In an elegant tribute to those lost in the film community this past year, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson sang 'I Can't Let Go' by Broadway's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (HAIRSPRAY, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SMASH). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Chase Peacock, Jeff McKerley, and More Lead CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Atlanta Lyric TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look- Chase Peacock, Jeff McKerley, and More Lead CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2015

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, presents the high-­flying hit musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN February 13 - March 1, 2015 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chase Peacock, Jeff McKerley, and More Lead CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Atlanta LyricSTAGE TUBE: Chase Peacock, Jeff McKerley, and More Lead CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Atlanta Lyric
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2015

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, presents the high-­flying hit musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN February 13 - March 1, 2015 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). Below, watch stars Chase Peacock, Jeff McKerley, and more in a new promo for the show! (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Transitions, But It's All The Same LoveSOUND OFF: GLEE Transitions, But It's All The Same Love
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 13, 2015

Tonight we are revisiting the shining moments of this week's brand new GLEE. (more...)

Jon Stewart, Martha Redbone, Ryan Raftery and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/22Jon Stewart, Martha Redbone, Ryan Raftery and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Joe's Pub has announced its nightly performances from February 11-21, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Nellie McKay to Perform on AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, TodayNellie McKay to Perform on AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Nellie McKay, hailed by The New Yorker as 'funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented,' performs on this week's episode of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, premiering this today, February 11th at 8pm on NJTV. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Molly Ringwald, Benjamin Walker and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/8Bridget Everett, Molly Ringwald, Benjamin Walker and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances from January 29 - February 8, 2015. Details below! (more...)

CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces ExtensionCHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today announced that it is extending its run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 4th June 2016. The new booking period will go on sale on 9th February 2015. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Perform on NJTV's AMERICAN SONGBOOK, TodaySneak Peek - Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Perform on NJTV's AMERICAN SONGBOOK, Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC will air beginning January 28th at 8pm on NJTV. (more...)

AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC Season Two Kicks Off This Week with Laura Osnes & Santino FontanaAMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC Season Two Kicks Off This Week with Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC will air beginning January 28th at 8pm on NJTV. The series will also air weekly on THIRTEEN beginning Saturday, March 21 at 1pm (check local listings), and be scheduled on WLIW21 in the spring. (more...)

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