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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and the 1933 Warner Bros.

A bigÖbrightÖbold dance musical. Itís the ultimate backstage showbiz fairy tale when a stage struck understudy becomes an overnight star. Filled with a hit parade of songs like ďLullaby of Broadway,Ē ďWeíre in the Money,Ē ďShuffle Off to BuffaloĒ and of course, ď42nd Street,Ē it will leave you tapping your toes, with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. This Tony Award winner for Best Musical is a song and dance extravaganza.


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at DM Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, 'You Can't Take It With You,' June 3-19, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online atdmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'You Can't Take It With You' is sponsored by Edward Jones. (more...)

Rebel Wilson Returning to Theatre Roots in West End's GUYS AND DOLLS - A Look Back at Her Top Performances!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 24, 2016

As eagerly reported earlier today, Rebel Wilson will soon play Miss Adelaide in the West End production of GUYS AND DOLLS. The Australian actress will step into the show at the Phoenix Theatre on June 28 for a strictly limited run, finishing on August 21. In celebration of the casting news, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at some of Wilson's top performances, featuring her take on Salt N Pepa's 'Push It,' her 'Shoop' alongside Ellen DeGeneres, and naturally some songs from PITCH PERFECT! (more...)

Rebel Wilson Joins West End Cast of GUYS AND DOLLS in June
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2016

It was announced today that Rebel Wilson will play Miss Adelaide in the West End production of GUYS AND DOLLS. The Australian actress joins the show at the Phoenix Theatre on June 28 for a strictly limited run, finishing on August 21. Guys and Dolls has also announced the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until January 7, 2017. (more...)

NYMF Adds Works by Zoe Sarnak, Richard Allen & More to 2016 Slate; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, confirmed the complete slate of programming and venues for NYMF 2016, taking place from July 11 through August 7 in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Stage NO NO BOY in Washington D.C. & NYC in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

 Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director of PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE, announces for its 39thseason a special limited run of NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, directed by Ron Nakahara, and based on the groundbreaking novel by John Okada. Set in the aftermath of WWII as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast and called "eloquent…elegant and searing" by LA Weekly, NO-NO BOY will run from June 18-19 at the Burke Theatre in Washington, DC (701 Pennsylvania Ave.); June 21-25, 2016 at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City (410 W. 42nd Street); and June 26 at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, NY. Official opening in Washington DC will be June 18 at 7:00pm and in New York on June 21 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Nick Blaemire, Jessica Vosk & More to Lead Developmental Reading of BREAD AND ROSES at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

What would you sacrifice for your American dream? Must the American dream come at the cost of human dignity? These are the questions at the center of The New York Musical Festival's Developmental Reading of BREAD AND ROSES, a new musical with book and lyrics by Jill Abramovitz and music by Brad Alexander, inspired by true events and based on the film by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach. The cast features Genny Lis Padilla (On Your Feet, In The Heights), Nick Blaemire (Godspell, The SpongeBob Musical), Jessica Vosk (Fiddler, Finding Neverland), Mandy Gonzalez (In The Heights, Wicked) Ta'Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Little Shop) Wally Dunn (West Side Story, All Shook Up), Diomargy Nu√Īez (Frida Liberada) and Jon Rua (Hamilton). (more...)

SIGNATURE PLAYS Gets One-Week Extension at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for Signature Plays, which revisits the work of three Legacy playwrights with Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn), this trio of plays, all produced during their author's original Playwright-in-Residence season and presented together for the first time, celebrates Signature's rich and diverse history over the past quarter century. (more...)

DI AND VIV AND ROSE Opens Next Week at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Last seen on the West End, Amelia Bullmore's new play Di and Viv and Rose crackles with wisdom and wit. (more...)

Living Lotus Project to Stage World Premiere of PHOENIX RISING
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Living Lotus Project in association with The Telling Company presents the World Premiere of PHOENIX RISING: Girls and the Secrets We Keep, a play written and directed by Laura Gosheff. PHOENIX RISING begins performances on June 24 and will open on June 28 through July 16 at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Lift Up Your Hands! Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Play Two Roles in the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Lena Hall will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance as Yitzhak in the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, in performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016). She will join previously-announced Darren Criss on the tour. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Open Summer Season with THE FABULOUS LIPITONES
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Summer Mainstage season kicks off at FST with the serenades of a not so traditional Barbershop quartet. Written by John Markus and Mark St. Germain, The Fabulous Lipitones, delivers the story of a broken barbershop quartet seeking their fourth member. The perfect harmony they desire is quickly thrown off key when they see "Bob," for the first time. The Fabulous Lipitones opens in the Gompertz Theatre on June 3.  This culture clash comedy plays through June 19.  Subscriptions for all three Summer Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $39 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

THE GOLD to Be Presented as Part of 2016 NYMF at The Pearl Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, and music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz.   (more...)

Central Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Central Works (CW) presents the world premiere of Patricia Milton's latest political comedy Hearts of Palm, opening with a press night July 16th (previews July 14th &15th), and running through August 14 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in Milton's very funny new play Hearts of Palm, developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop.  A multi-award winning playwright, Patricia Milton's hit Enemies: Foreign and Domestic, wan produced by Central Works in 2015 and awarded  "Outstanding World Premiere" by Theatre Bay Area (TBA) when judged against all Bay Area theater companies. (more...)

Nicole Moudaber to Host Memorial Day Sunset Cruise on the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Nicole Moudaber will return to the Big Apple with an intimate boat cruise around picturesque Manhattan on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 to kick off summer. The MOOD Records label head will take revelers on a journey from sunset into the glittering night playing an open to close set with NYC's iconic skyline as a backdrop sure to be the perfect way to end the holiday weekend. Nicole continues to achieve new milestones as she recently hosted her first, highly acclaimed festival stage takeover, Nicole Moudaber Presents MoodZONE, at the New York edition of Electric Daisy Carnival. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The bookwriter of ELF, ALADDIN and THE WEDDING SINGER says you can't just write a carbon copy of the source. (more...)

EUDORA WELTY - MISSISSIPPI STORIES to Open at Theatre Row This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summoners Ensemble Theatre, the team behind A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House featuring John Kevin Jones, is pleased to announce that Eudora Welty - Mississippi Stories, adapted from the works of Eudora Welty by Voices of the South and Gloria Baxter, will debut in New York this summer at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BRIGHT STAR Cast Shines at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - May 23, 2016

The score to Bright Star is a delicious blend of Americana, blue grass and gospel, and it's great. This last Thursday I started my day by whetting my appetite for things to come (I was seeing Bright Star on Broadway that evening before welcoming the cast to Sessions). I spent my morning listening to the cast album. I was immediately taken with it's signature sound and sweeping melodies. Steve and Edie know what they are doing. Bluegrass on Broadway¬Ö it works. How? Who cares! It works. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner Has Tapped His Way to Another Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2016

Randy Skinner is a tap dancing master and his resume is proof of it. The four-time Tony nominee just earned a nod for his work on DAMES AT SEA (Best Choreography) and he is just as happy about it as he was the first time! (more...)

ALADDIN's Alan Menken Chimes In His Choices For The Next Disney Film On Broadway
by Michael Dale - May 20, 2016

Three of his Disney musicals have transferred from film to stage. Which do you think should be next? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at INDIAN SUMMER at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents Indian Summer, the world premiere of a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion, punkplay, Billy Witch, La Brea, Orange Hat Grace, House of Gold), directed by Carolyn Cantor (Fly by Night, The Great God Pan, After the Revolution, Essential Self-Defense at PH; Pumpgirl; Orange Flower Water; Stone Cold Dead Serious). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play is the sixth and final production of the theater company's acclaimed 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Rob Maitner
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Rob Maitner, who stars as 'Les' in A BETTER PLACE, playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

NYC Tap Festival TAP CITY Set for July; Awards, Performances & More Set
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Tap City 2016, The American Tap Dance Foundation's (ATDF) week-long tap dance festival, will return for it's 16th year to New York City July 9 to 16 with award presentations, master classes and performances by local and international artists in what has become the premiere meeting place for hundreds of American and International tap dancers to study, teach and perform. (more...)

Rich Pisarkiewicz and Patrick Blindauer Join The Muny's 42ND STREET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of 42nd Streetdirected and choreographed by Denis Jones and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

I'LL SAY SHE IS Opened 92 Years Ago Today; Revival to Begin May 28 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

I'LL SAY SHE IS, the legendary musical comedy that was the Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers, originally opened 92 years ago today -- on May 19, 1924 at the 875-seat Casino Theatre on Broadway at 39th Street. It played for 313 performances before being lost to history. Thanks to Grouch Marx enthusiast Noah Diamond, I'LL SAY SHE IS will return to the stage in a historic new production at The Connelly Theater beginning previews May 28. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT, an Uplifting Drama of The Power of Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The true story of a Yiddish play with a lesbian love scene was embraced in Europe, but censored in New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ocean State Theatre's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick presents the stylish, spirited and fast-paced musical comedy Anything Goes through May 22. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

PINKWASH Debut LP Out Now on Don Giovanni, Drop 'Gumdrop' Video
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Philadelphia prog-punk duo PINKWASH have released their critically acclaimed full-length debut record, COLLECTIVE SIGH on Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Cady Huffman, Ann Hampton Callaway and More Raise Funds at 2016 CANY Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Broadway stars came together for a special evening to help raise funds and awareness for Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY), a leading nonprofit organization known for its innovative use of drama therapy to empower children and adults who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. Scroll down for photos from this year's event! (more...)

Local Dallas Kids Cast in RAGTIME Tour, Coming to Fair Park This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals is pleased to announce that James Hayes (age 7) and Anthony Taylor (age 5) from St. Phillip's School & Community Center have been cast as 'Young Coalhouse' in the upcoming Dallas engagement of the 2015/2016 National Tour RAGTIME at the Music Hall at Fair Park May 24 - June 5. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The producers of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical have announced the full cast for their upcoming Off-Broadway run this summer at 42West (514 West 42nd Street). Performances begin on June 6th with its official opening set for July 4th, 2016. (more...)

Jonatha Brooke's MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES to Play Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 7/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The critically acclaimed My Mother Has 4 Noses, a musical play written and performed by renowned singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke and directed by Jeremy B. Cohen, will return to the Tri-State area this July 4th weekend, playing three performances at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, located at 300 Main Street in Old Saybrook, CT. My Mother Has 4 Noses will be performed on Friday, July 1st at 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm, and Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $35 are on sale now online at http://katharinehepburntheater.org/events-tickets/. (more...)

Breaking News: Sutton Foster Will Lead The New Group's Revival of SWEET CHARITY This Fall; 2016-17 Season Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Sutton Foster, currently starring in TV Land's hit series YOUNGER, will soon return to the stage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sutton Foster Perform SWEET CHARITY!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

This won't be the first time that Foster has sung the role. Check out some of her past Charity performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Manhattan Theatre Club at Spring Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club just hosted its annual Spring Gala last night, May 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Muny Announces Full Cast For John Tartaglia-Directed THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

Dorothy's visit to The Land of Oz will kick off the summer season on June 13th. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Coming to The Smith Center in August
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien on May 20 at 10AM. This lavish new production will make its Las Vegas premiere August 2 - 14 at The Smith Center as part of a North American tour.  Tickets can be purchased at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

BWW Review: The Many Charms of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by Ellen Dostal - May 17, 2016

Lovers of the era of Busby Berkeley movie musicals are getting a double whammy of Golden Age goodness this month with a pair of musicals playing only two blocks from each other in Hollywood. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU is already running at the mid-sized Ricardo Montalban Theatre on Vine and, very shortly, 42nd Street will open at the much larger Hollywood Pantages. Both are inescapably linked by their subject matter.   (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Cast Members Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  This Thursday night, May 19th, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from the Tony nominated Best Musical, Bright Star and more (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, 'You Can't Take It With You,' June 3-19, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online atdmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'You Can't Take It With You' is sponsored by Edward Jones. (more...)

Photo Flash: I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU Celebrates Opening at Montalban Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Corky Hale presents I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, which opened May 13 at the Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St. in Hollywood. This new musical features lyrics by Al Dubin, music mostly by Harry Warren, book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. The production is directed and choreographed by Kay Cole. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening festivities below! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of DAPHNE'S DIVE
by Jennifer Broski - May 16, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of DAPHNE'S DIVE, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's 'Grease: Live'). The production just opened in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night  below! (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Goes Orange with Syracuse University!
by Ben Cameron - May 16, 2016

Things got real big and real ORANGE on Thursday night at Broadway Sessions, as '16 Drama grads and alums for Syracuse University took the stage at Broadway Sessions. Syracuse Alums Chris Dwan (Elliot in Finding Neverland), Catherine Charlebois (long time Nessarose in Wicked) and Stephen Carrasco (Fiddler, Kinky Boots and a zillion other  shows) were on point (as the kids say). Syracuse grad heavy vocal sensation RANGE a cappella took a break from their Nickelodeon duties and racking up Hamilton YouTube views to serenade the new comers. The grads did not dissapoint as they made it clear why Syracuse is a top 5 ranked theater school.  Check out the fantastic performances here. #GOORANGE (more...)

SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS Set for The Triad, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Wednesday, June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will host her annual Showstopper Divas event at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) to benefit The Actors Fund.* (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A PERSISTENT MEMORY, Coming to Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Mary J. Davis / MBL Productions will present the World Premiere of A PERSISTENT MEMORY by Jackob G. Hofmann, directed by Jessi D. Hill. A PERSISTENT MEMORY will begin performances on Friday, May 27th and celebrate its opening night on Wednesday, June 1st running through June 19th, 2016 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Beverly Bond & More Among Honorees for 2016 Women Who Care Awards to Benefit United Cerebral Palsy of NY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 15th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City UCP of NYC) was held Monday, May 9th at Cipriani 42nd Street. (more...)

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