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BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at the Capitol Theatre is EbullientBWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at the Capitol Theatre is Ebullient
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 3, 2016

The new national tour of THE PRODUCERS, playing at the Capitol Theatre, is an ebullient, vivacious new version of the well-loved original. (more...)

It's Alive! Fort Wayne Civic Theatre to Stage YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN This FebIt's Alive! Fort Wayne Civic Theatre to Stage YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents the new Mel Brooks musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, with music & lyrics by Mel Brooks, book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, and original direction & choreography by Susan Stroman at Arts United Center in Downtown Fort Wayne. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

The Big Fat Arena Spectacular Calls for 800 Locals for HAIRSPRAY ProductionThe Big Fat Arena Spectacular Calls for 800 Locals for HAIRSPRAY Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

Calling all young performers……If singing, acting or dancing is your passion, then don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the upcoming mega hit, HAIRSPRAY - THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR when it bounces into the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in October 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland's 'Daddy Warbucks' Comes Home in ANNIE Tour at Connor PalaceBWW Review: Cleveland's 'Daddy Warbucks' Comes Home in ANNIE Tour at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 14, 2016

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TWITTER WATCH: Harvey Fierstein For HAIRSPRAY LIVE?  He'll Do It!  Would Jackie Hoffman?TWITTER WATCH: Harvey Fierstein For HAIRSPRAY LIVE? He'll Do It! Would Jackie Hoffman?
by Michael Dale - Jan 13, 2016

Social Media has been abuzz with casting ideas once Harirspray Live was announced. (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS to Take the Stage at the Morrison Center This MarchTHE PRODUCERS to Take the Stage at the Morrison Center This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Award-­winning comic sensation THE PRODUCERS takes the stage at the Morrison Center March 1-3 at 7:30pm as part of the Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise series. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/4/16- HAIRSPRAYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/4/16- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2016

Today in 2009, Hairspraiy closed at the Neil Simon Theatre after 2,641 performances. Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and 'downtown' rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. (more...)

We Think She's Gonna Like It Here! ANNIE National Tour Gets a New Star for the New YearWe Think She's Gonna Like It Here! ANNIE National Tour Gets a New Star for the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that after touring ANNIE to 41 cities across the nation, Troika Entertainment, LLC has announced select new lead cast members for the 2016 leg of the tour. (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful ELF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL Tours into the Connor PalaceBWW Review: Delightful ELF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL Tours into the Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Dec 30, 2015

Last month the Cleveland area played host to what was a hoped for new Christmas musical that would go to Broadway and be holiday entertainment. Unfortunately, KRIS KRINGLE, with book by Maria Ciampi and music by Tim Janis, lacked clear structure, emotional-generating glee, and joyous songs. It's lead character was charming, but not endearing. (more...)


by Valeria Venturelli - Dec 26, 2015

Un altro anno e passato, e come ogni anno noi di BroadwayWorld ci riserviamo l'onere e l'onore di dare qualche consiglio natalizio ai nostri fedeli lettori (che vogliono sicuramente passare le feste tra coperte, divano, pop corn e filmetti-musical a tema). Il primo film suggerito dalla redazione e "ANNIE - La felicita e contagiosa". (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Dec 23, 2015

Basierend auf den Comics 'Little Orphan Annie' von Harold Gray verfasste Thomas Meehan die Musicalfassung ANNIE mit der ohrwurmverdachtigen Musik von Charles Strouse. Die beiden Songs 'Tomorrow' und 'It's a Hard Knock Life' wurden zu weltweit bekannten Hits. Die Premiere von ANNIE am Salzburger Landestheater fand am 10. Dezember statt, weitere Vorstellungen laufen noch bis Mai 2016. Hier haben wir einen Überblick uber dir Pressekritiken zusammengestellt, die genauso begeistert von der Produktion waren, wie das anwesende Publikum. (more...)

E. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This WinterE. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, January 20 - February 21, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Touring Company of ELF Visits Madison Square GardenBWW Review: Touring Company of ELF Visits Madison Square Garden
by Michael Dale - Dec 22, 2015

A likable and peppy company in a budget-minded touring production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside ELF's Opening Night at Theater Madison Square Garden!Photo Flash: Go Inside ELF's Opening Night at Theater Madison Square Garden!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

ELF The Musical is playing at the Theater at Madison Square Garden for a limited three week engagement from December 9 through December 27, 2015. Tickets are available attheateratmsg.com/elf. The company celebrated the official New York opening night on Wednesday, December 9 at Pennsylvania 6. Check out photos below! (more...)

ELF Celebrates Record-Breaking Run at London's Dominion TheatreELF Celebrates Record-Breaking Run at London's Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The smash hit musical ELF has already broken several box office records during its current 10-week run at the Dominion Theatre in London, where performances began on 24 October. The show has broken the box office record three times for the highest selling show since the Dominion Theatre opened, and has also beaten the Dominion's box office record for the highest grossing week ever. (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: York Theatre Company's PLAID TIDINGS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The York Theatre Company presentation of the New York premiere of PLAID TIDINGS, the holiday edition of the ever popular Forever Plaid, with book by Stuart Ross, original Forever Plaid vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, and vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg and David Snyder, opened last night, December 13, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE at Shea's Buffalo TheatreBWW Review: ANNIE at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Dec 9, 2015

The iconic 1977 Charles Strouse musical ANNIE opened last night at Shea's Buffalo to a large, appreciative audience. After the most recent Broadway revival that failed mostly due to a poor heavy handed directorial concept, Annie's original lyricist, Martin Charnin, chose to direct his version of this new National tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: ELF's Eric Petersen & Veronica Kuehn Visit Empire State BuildingPhoto Flash: ELF's Eric Petersen & Veronica Kuehn Visit Empire State Building
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Today, stars of ELF, Eric Petersen Veronica Kuehn, paid a visit to the Empire State Building, in honor of the monument being lit in green and gold for the musical's opening night toninght at Theater at Madison Square Garden. The production runs through December 27. (more...)

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