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Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins 5/28 at The John W. Engeman TheaterTHE PRODUCERS Begins 5/28 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE PRODUCERS.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through July 12, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review:  HAIRSPRAY Returns to The New Theatre in Overland Park, KansasBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Returns to The New Theatre in Overland Park, Kansas
by Steve Wilson - May 17, 2015

Take a shower, put on your best duds, but do not forget the Hairspray now playing at The New Theatre in Overland Park, Kansas. Hairspray with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman runs through July 12. Dennis D. Hennessy directs the magnificent dinner theater production, with Richard J. Hinds providing choreography and Mark Ferrell with music direction. Hennessy, Hinds, and Ferrell were in the same capacity in 2012 for The New Theatre production of Hairspray. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Mandy Morris Returns to Kansas City at The New TheaterBWW Interview: Mandy Morris Returns to Kansas City at The New Theater
by Steve Wilson - May 15, 2015

Reprising her role from the New Theatre production of Hairspray, Mandy Morris returns to Kansas City as Amber Von Tussle. Hairspray with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Mark Shaiman runs through July 12 at Ithe dinner theater. Dennis D. Hennessy directs the New Theatre production and Richard J. Hinds provides choreography. (more...)

DakhaBrakha, Taylor Mac, Mark Morris Dance, IF/THEN and More Highlight Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-16 SeasonDakhaBrakha, Taylor Mac, Mark Morris Dance, IF/THEN and More Highlight Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Art & culture are vital to our existence and Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season features ample offerings of live performance experiences from arts provocateurs, global masters, cultural icons, and contemporary legends. (more...)

It's Alive! Mel Brooks to Reimagine YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for the West EndIt's Alive! Mel Brooks to Reimagine YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for the West End
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Mel Brooks is reimagining the musical adaptation of his film YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for the London stage. The musical will be making its West End debut (no word yet on when) with help from original Broadway helmer and THE PRODUCERS colleague Susan Stroman. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! Lobby Activities Set for ANNIE at Segerstrom Center, 5/13-24Leapin' Lizards! Lobby Activities Set for ANNIE at Segerstrom Center, 5/13-24
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Audiences attending ANNIE at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from May 13 - 24, 2015 are invited to partake in complimentary lobby activities one hour before all performances and during intermission. (more...)

Julie Andrews to Present Tony Walton With Goodspeed Musicals Award This JuneJulie Andrews to Present Tony Walton With Goodspeed Musicals Award This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On June 6th, designer and director Tony Walton will receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre at Goodspeed Musicals' Gala event RAZZLE DAZZLE. Just announced, Julie Andrews will present Walton with the award at the event. (more...)

ANNIE kommt im Dezember ans Salzburger LandestheaterANNIE kommt im Dezember ans Salzburger Landestheater
by Iris Moebius - Apr 26, 2015

„Annie" ist eines der beliebtesten und erfolgreichsten amerikanischen Musicals. Maßgeblichen Anteil daran tragen die schwungvollen Melodien und die Tatsache, dass ein 11-jahriges Madchen die anspruchsvolle Titelrolle singt und spielt. Die Premiere findet am 10. Dezember 2015 statt. Gespielt wird an angewahlten Terminen von Dezember 2015 bis Mai 2016. Tickets und weitere informationen sind erhaltlich erhaltlich beim Salzburger Landestheater. (more...)

2015 Edition Of NYPL's ACROSS A CROWDED ROOM Kicks Off 6/13; Lynn Ahrens, Lisa Kron, Jason Robert Brown Join2015 Edition Of NYPL's ACROSS A CROWDED ROOM Kicks Off 6/13; Lynn Ahrens, Lisa Kron, Jason Robert Brown Join
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2015

A 2015 edition of NYPL's ACROSS A CROWDED ROOM! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: We Can Do It! THE PRODUCERS Becomes The Hit Of The New CenturyTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: We Can Do It! THE PRODUCERS Becomes The Hit Of The New Century
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2015

Today we are commemorating the anniversary of the Broadway opening of THE PRODUCERS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bet You're Bottom Dollar That Tomorrow...You'll Love ANNIEBWW Reviews: Bet You're Bottom Dollar That Tomorrow...You'll Love ANNIE
by Wendi Reichstein - Apr 22, 2015

If you asked me to pick a musical I loved based on nostalgia alone, it would be, without a doubt, Annie. Probably for the same reason most theatre kids will tell you; it was the very first musical I was ever in. I was in 6th grade, and I played Kathy. You probably don't know this character- that's because she doesn't actually exist. She was an addition to the script's gaggle of 6 little orphans (I believe our production had 12). (more...)

PETER PAN, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, DREAMGIRLS and More Set for Atlanta Lyric Theatre's 36th SeasonPETER PAN, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, DREAMGIRLS and More Set for Atlanta Lyric Theatre's 36th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, now in its 36th year as the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, is pleased announced its upcoming 2015-16 season of musicals at the 600-seat Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta).  With five fantastic shows -- Broadway's timeless classic Peter Pan, Mel Brooks' hilarious Young Frankenstein, the raucous The Full Monty, the sensational story of Dreamgirls, and the greatest musical drama of our time West Side Story -- we look forward to delivering an unforgettable theatrical experiences to our patrons! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/15- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/15- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2015

Today in 1977, Annie opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 2377 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)

National Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & MoreNational Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Broadway at the National announces its 2015-16 season, featuring the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, the story of Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, the Tony® Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, with its fresh new take on the beloved tale, and the reconceived adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, featuring additional new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The full subscription series also includes the highly anticipated return of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, as well as everyone's favorite orphan, Annie. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/18-4/19/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/18-4/19/2015
by - Apr 19, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/19/15- THE PRODUCERSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/19/15- THE PRODUCERS
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2015

Today in 2001, The Producers opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 2502 performances. The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, it won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. It spawned a successful London production running for three years, national tours, many productions worldwide and a 2005 film version. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANNIE Sure to PleaseBWW Reviews: ANNIE Sure to Please
by Kathy Strain - Apr 15, 2015

ANNIE plays at the historic Majestic Theatre in San Antonio and is sure to please audiences. (more...)

McNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in JuneMcNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

According to an Equity casting notice, a staged reading of the new musical version of ANASTASIA -- featuring book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- will be held on June 12, 2015. Tony winner Darko Tresnjak is set to direct the project, along with musical director Tom Murray. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Anchor 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento SeasonTHE BOOK OF MORMON to Anchor 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

California Musical Theatre announced the 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring six shows not previously presented on the series, two of which were produced in the round at Music Circus but never before part of Broadway Sacramento. (more...)

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