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Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Rivertown Theaters' THE PRODUCERSPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of Rivertown Theaters' THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

New Orleans' favorite funniest man, Ricky Graham, will be directing a dynamic duo and two of the most respected actors in the city, Sean Paterson and Gary Rucker, starring in the title roles of the zany, irreverent musical and season opener, THE PRODUCERS, at Rivertown Theaters running September 11 - 27, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the lead duo in costume below! (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Coming to the Paramount Theatre, 9/20-26ANNIE National Tour Coming to the Paramount Theatre, 9/20-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play Seattle's Paramount Theatre from September 20-26, 2015.   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 Tony Award-winning original. Tickets for the engagement are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). (more...)

BWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal ShowtunesBWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 23, 2015

While August is quickly winding down, much of the country is still engulfed in an oppressive summer heat. Whether or not it's global warming (it's global warming), there is no escaping the Dog Days of Summer. So, for our monthly feature, Jeff Walker and I made the only tangentially related leap to take a look at our favorite showtunes about animals, dogs or otherwise. Take a look at what we came up with, and share yours in the comments below. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Memphis Goose Steps to Glory with THE PRODUCERSBWW Review: Theatre Memphis Goose Steps to Glory with THE PRODUCERS
by Joseph Baker - Aug 23, 2015

THE PRODUCERS is a knockout. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Coming to PPAC, 10/31THE PRODUCERS Coming to PPAC, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Award-winning comic sensation THE PRODUCERS takes the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for one performance only on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8P.   THE PRODUCERS is the hilarious Mel Brooks smash-hit that took Broadway by storm in 2001, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Maury Yeston - On GRAND HOTEL, TITANIC, And New Projects!BWW Interview: Composer Maury Yeston - On GRAND HOTEL, TITANIC, And New Projects!
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 20, 2015

BWW: UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn spoke to Maury Yeston the day after he'd seen the production of Grand Hotel - to which he contributed both music and lyrics - at the Southwark Playhouse... (more...)

On Sale Dates for 2015-16 Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center Series AnnouncedOn Sale Dates for 2015-16 Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center Series Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Theater League has announced on-sale dates for individual tickets to the shows in the 2015-16 Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center Series. Tickets to ELF, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, A RAT PACK CHRISTMAS and RAGTIME, all starting at $29, will go on sale August 25. The on-sale date for JERSEY BOYS will be announced later in the month. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sabrina Harper Kicks High in PIPPINBWW Interview: Sabrina Harper Kicks High in PIPPIN
by Erica Miner - Aug 18, 2015

Harper will contribute her high-kicking talents to the acclaimed National Touring production (more...)

West End's ELF Announces Complete Cast - Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More!West End's ELF Announces Complete Cast - Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The full cast for the London premiere of the smash hit musical ELF has been announced. The company is led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, with Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager. Also in the cast are Katie Bradley, Charlie Bull, Nicola Coates, Alex Fobbester, Anton Fosh, Charlotte Gale, Francis Haugen, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Paul Hutton, Mark Iles, Ceili O'Connor, Debbie Paul, Joanna Rennie, Barnaby Thompson and Ed White. Harry Collett, Ilan Galkoff, Noah Key and Ewan Rutherford will alternate the role of Michael. (more...)

Original Cast of CRY-BABY Records Album; Concert Set for 54 Below This FallOriginal Cast of CRY-BABY Records Album; Concert Set for 54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

On September 17th, most of the original cast of the Broadway musical Cry-Baby will reunite in concert at 54 Below. The 9:30pm & 11:30pm concerts will also serve to celebrate the upcoming cast recording of the show, featuring most of the original cast. (more...)


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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/15/15- HAIRSPRAYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/15/15- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2015

Today in 2002, Hairspray opened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 2642 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. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters to Open Season with THE PRODUCERSRivertown Theaters to Open Season with THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

New Orleans' favorite funniest man, Ricky Graham, will be directing a dynamic duo and two of the most respected actors in the city, Sean Paterson and Gary Rucker, starring in the title roles of the zany, irreverent musical and season opener, "The Producers," at Rivertown Theaters running September 11 - 27, 2015.  (more...)

TUTS Extends OLIVER! and HAIRSPRAY by One WeekTUTS Extends OLIVER! and HAIRSPRAY by One Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) critically acclaimed and celebrated summer hits Oliver! The Musical and Hairspray -- The Broadway Musical, will extend their runs by one week. The seven newly added performances will see the shows continue to run at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl (on alternating evenings) through to August 29, 2015 as the second official hold over in TUTS' more than 70-year history. (more...)

Composer Maury Yeston Set for Q&A at Southwark PlayhouseComposer Maury Yeston Set for Q&A at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Broadway composer Maury Yeston is flying in from New York to see at first hand the acclaimed new version of his Tony Award-winning musical Grand Hotel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Woodminster's THE PRODUCERS Shines Now Thru August 16BWW Reviews: Woodminster's THE PRODUCERS Shines Now Thru August 16
by Linda Hodges - Aug 10, 2015

Woodminster Summer Musicals celebrated opening night of The Producers, the hit Broadway musical based on the 1968 Mel Brooks film of the same name. With a Book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan and Score by Brooks, The Producers won 12 out of its 15 Tony nominations in 2001. It tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his nervous accountant, who together come up with a scheme to make a million dollars (each) by producing the worst flop in Broadway history. They embark on a search to find the worst script, the worst director, the worst designers, and the worst actors. The scheme backfires, with many comic consequences, when their gloriously offensive Springtime for Hitler turns out to be a huge hit. Running now through August 16 at Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park, The Producers is one show you won't want to miss. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Theater to Stage HAIRSPRAY, 8/14-9/5The Ziegfeld Theater to Stage HAIRSPRAY, 8/14-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Continuing a successful season of plays, The Ziegfeld Theater is pleased to bring audience favorite, HAIRSPRAY, to its stage, running August 14 - September 5, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Must See HAIRSPRAY Leaves 'em Dancing in the Aisles at Porthouse TheatreBWW Reviews: Must See HAIRSPRAY Leaves 'em Dancing in the Aisles at Porthouse Theatre
by Roy Berko - Aug 3, 2015

The farcical yet message-loaded 'Hairspray' is the type of musical that in a bad production falls flat, but in a good production leaves the audience energized and dancing in the aisles. Fortunately the must see production at Porthouse Theatre is dynamic, creative, full of joy! (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, CHARLOTTE'S WEB and More Set for Arvada Center's 2015-16 SeasonSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, CHARLOTTE'S WEB and More Set for Arvada Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Arvada Center has announced its six-play theatre season, an impressive line-up of plays and musicals that spread across several generations of the human experience. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Compact HAIRSPRAY A Rousing Winner at OC's Chance TheaterBWW Reviews: New Compact HAIRSPRAY A Rousing Winner at OC's Chance Theater
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 27, 2015

Bravo to Chance Theater for taking on this mainstream hit and making it actually feel like a fresh, awesome little indie. Now playing through August 9, the latest offering from Orange County's bold, award-winning regional theater company is their own 'intimate' theater re-staging of HAIRSPRAY, the 2002 hit Tony Award-winning musical comedy. The results? Quite simply a more compact production that is an absolutely undeniable, all-around rousing winner. Under the direction of Kari Hayter, the celebratory production's immersive, semi-theater-in-the-round minimalist approach actually thrusts the show's outstanding music and comedy out front, wonderfully blanketing the audience in the show's pro-integration, pro-acceptance storyline about a rotund young lady with big hair and big dreams who sets off to change the world. (more...)

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