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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, )
Catherine Street London WC2B 5JB
London,

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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 Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of Will Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 28, 2017

The world premiere Signature Theatre production of Wakey, Wakey, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno, opened just last night, February 27, at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  (more...)

Shirley Jones Will Be Inducted Into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Theater, television and film icon, Shirley Jones, will be inducted into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame during the Playhouse's third Oscar Hammerstein Festival, April 22-23, 2017. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Finds Cast at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer. (more...)

Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The New Group has announced full casting for Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten, and as previously announced, Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney, set to appear in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage with Beth Malone and More at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's 1920s Edition
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 28, 2017

Tony Award nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), starred in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, February 27, in 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s.' BroadwayWorld went backstage with the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARET Makes Columbus Premiere Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing March 28-April 1 at the Ohio Theatre. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, THE TREASURER and More Announced for Playwrights Horizons' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the six productions of its 2017/2018 Season.  The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Presents THE DANCE PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Wagner College Theatre continues its 2016-17 Stage One season with The Dance Project 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello, Robert Cuccioli and More Bring Musicals of the '20s to Town Hall in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 28, 2017

Tony Award nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), starred in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, February 27, in 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s.' BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below! (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Presents Teen Improv Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is the home for Second Saturday, an alternative Saturday night entertainment for young people in grades 6-12. The night of teen improv will be held 7:30-10:00 PM, Saturday, Mar. 11. Cost is $9. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the Cast of PARAMOUR
by Ben Cameron - Feb 27, 2017

Nothing could be more fitting the day after the Oscar's than celebrating our recent evening with the stars of Cirque Du Soleil's Paramour. Paramour stars Ruby Lewis, Ryan Vona, Bret Shuford, Sheridan Mouawad, Nick Cartell and Katrina Cunningham dazzled like movie land's gilded statue. Add to the starry mix, Elf's Arthur Ross, vocalist Shakiera Sarai and pint-sized diva Isabella Koster, and we may as well have rolled out the red carpet. Enjoy this Oscar worthy performances from the star's of Broadway's Hollywood themed musical/acrobatic hybrid. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Lyricist Lee Adams
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 27, 2017

Because he had a whole lot of livin' to do, Rob and Kevin's time with Tony Award winning lyricist Lee Adams was short but it did make them feel happy and rosy (or Rosie). The 93 year old Adams joined Rob and Kevin on the phone from his home in Briarcliff, NY.  (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Presents Benefit Performance of Charles Busch's THE LADY AT THE MIC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces a special benefit engagement of The Lady at the Mic, written by and starring Charles Busch(Playhouse's The Third Story, Broadway's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), accompanied by Tom Judson, to be performed atThe Abbey at 2825 Fifth Avenue on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 25, 2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/25/2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/25/2017. (more...)

Cast All Aboard for ANYTHING GOES at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Anything Goes has music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and the original 1934 production ran for over a year. The show is coming to Musicals Tonight!, March 14-26, and the full cast has just been announced. (more...)

President Barack Obama and Daughter Malia Visit THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia were in the audience for The Price on Broadway tonight at Roundabout Theatre Company. (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Wenford Patrick Simpson of BB KINGS BLUES CLUB in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 23, 2017

Chef Wenford Patrick Simpson of BB Kings Blues Club, the popular spot in the heart of Broadway, is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

Dan Ruth's A LIFE BEHIND BARS to Play the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

A Life Behind Bars is a hilarious, unapologetic look at what can happen when you reach for the stars but grab for the bottle instead. (more...)

BWW Feature: Throughout the Years, Movie Musicals have been Overlooked for Best Picture
by Rachel Crawford - Feb 23, 2017

In the 89 years that the Academy Awards have been held, over 40 musicals have either been nominated for or have won an Oscar for Best Picture, including this last December's LA LA LAND. The first musical to ever win Best Picture was THE BROADWAY MELODY at the second Academy Awards in 1929. The film starred Charles King, Eddie Kane, Bessie Love and Anita Page (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse presents THE UGLY DUCKLING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Mar. 3 for 'The Ugly Duckling.' This story is part of the 2016-17 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Mar. 3, at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. The performance at 10:45 AM will have audio description, provided by IRIS. Admission is $6 per person, adults and children. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Friday Funday is sponsored by PAR Industries. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Royal (?), Russian Cast of ANASTASIA on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 23, 2017

ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs. (more...)

Nazareth College Theatre & Dance Department's 2017 Acting & Musical Theatre Senior Showcase Set for 3/08
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department's 2017 Acting and Musical Theatre Senior Showcase will premiere Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Theatre Row (Studio Theater) in NYC! Showtimes are 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (more...)

Larry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Peter LeDonne, the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ), will present as part of the Ciccone Theatre's Distinguished Artist Series the World Premiere of music legend Larry Kirwan's highly anticipated musical voyage and masterful tribute to Ireland and its centuries of musical genius, IRELAND-A History In Song. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY at Signature Theatre Company
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 22, 2017

The world premiere Signature Theatre production of Everybody, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Lila Neugebauer, runs now through March 19, 2017 and officially opened last night, February 21, on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of ANASTASIA on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 22, 2017

ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs. (more...)

Drag Parody DISTORTED DIZNEE Celebrates 5th Anniversary 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its reign as The Happiest Place on Earth as DISTORTED DIZNEE celebrates its milestone 5th Anniversary on Friday, March 10, 2017. This non-stop, high-energy late night cult hit currently stars drag sensations Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura and Brenda Dharling. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PROVIDENCE OF NEIGHBORING BODIES Opens Off-Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its reign as The Happiest Place on Earth as DISTORTED DIZNEE celebrates its milestone 5th Anniversary on Friday, March 10, 2017. This non-stop, high-energy late night cult hit currently stars drag sensations Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura and Brenda Dharling. (more...)

IF I FORGET, Starring Kate Walsh and More, Opens Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company presents Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Steven Levenson's (Dear Evan Hansen The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) new play, If I Forget, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opening officially tomorrow, February 22, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through April 30, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: League of Professional Theatre Women Hosts Panel on Careers in Theatre Education
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education, Roundabout Theatre; Sobha Kavanakudiyl, Faculty, The Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at the City College of New York; Linda Ames Key, CTW Drama Teacher, Fordham HS for the Arts; JW Guido, Artistic Director, New York Deaf Theatre; Lindsey Buller Maliekel, Director of Education/Public Engagement, The New 42nd Street; Keeshon Morrow, Director of Arts and Culture, The Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts; and Rachel Reiner, Director of Audience Engagement, Broadway League, who provide career path resources for women in the theatre, inspired everyone last night with their diverse programs at League of Professional Theatre Women's Networking Event Broadway/Off-Broadway Educational Theatre Practices & Career Paths at the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN, RAGTIME, CHOICES and More Set for DM Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has the most rootin-tootin', fan-crazed, dreamy, jazzy, gut-wrenching season ever. The theatre's 99th season includes four musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Puts the Spotlight on Whole Artist Management
by Ben Cameron - Feb 20, 2017

The Broadway community is nothing if not a family. I was honored recently to welcome my family, my  #WAMFAM to Broadway Sessions. WAM= Whole Artist Management. Spearheaded by Rich Martino and Mike Cruz, WAM boasts a talented and diverse roster which brought us performers from Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Great Comet, Avenue Q, A Christmas Story, Wicked, Rock of Ages, Three Penny Opera, The Color Purple and more. And they sure did put the WAM in WAM BAM THANK YOU, um, BROADWAY.  (more...)

Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month with Starry Lineup 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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.  (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has the most rootin-tootin', fan-crazed, dreamy, jazzy, gut-wrenching season ever. The theatre's 99th season includes four musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. Playhouse season tickets go on sale Mar. 15 online at dmplayhouse.com and at the Playhouse ticket office. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Benefit to Honor Artist and Activist Spencer Cox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

On Monday, February 20th at 8 pm at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City, Bennington College, in association with The 24 Hour Plays, will present The 24 Hour Plays: A Bennington Tribute to Spencer Cox. (more...)

ON THE EXHALE, Starring Marin Ireland, Opens This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A friendly reminder that the world premiere of On the Exhale opens officially this Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Tom Gold Dance To Premiere OASIS And SERVED At John Jay College
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Tom Gold Dance presents its sixth annual New York City season, Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a program of three works from Tom Gold Dance Founder and Director Tom Gold, including the Company premieres of Gold's Oasis and Served. (more...)

Cast Announced for Irving Berlin's LOUISIANA PURCHASE at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Louisiana Purchase has music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Pulitzer Prize winner Morrie Ryskind. The show opened in 1940 and ran for over a year. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Sets Cast, Creatives for 2017 POP Tour of #SuperShinySara
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its 2017 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production, #SuperShinySara, by Wesley Middleton, and helmed by acclaimed San Diego director and Moxie Theatre Artistic Director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Counterweight, Without Walls Festival 2013). The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County, now through March 31, 2017. (more...)

Liam Forde, Kristoffer Lowe and Natalie Douglas to Headline Cabaret Series at Lynn This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that tickets are still available for this season's remaining concerts under the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

WONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids This March
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Atlantic for Kids 2016/2017 Season will resume Saturday, March 4 with the family rock concert meets live theater adventure Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a New York premiere musical based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice and Wonderland tales, featuring book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, and direction by Marshall Pailet. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

Dee Hoty, Jennifer Damiano, Jason Tam and More Will Take Part in Reading of New Rock & Roll Musical RADIO 930
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

RADIO 930, a new musical, will be have an industry presentation (by invitation only) on Thursday, February 23 at 11AM and 3PM at The Rehearsal Studio, Pershing Square Signature Theatre Center (480) W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ORION at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

RUDDY PRODUCTIONS is pleased to share a first look at the world premiere production of ORION, written by Matthew MacLachlan and directed by Joshua Warr.  ORION is currently playing at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036). Performances continue through Saturday, March 4.  (more...)

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