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


Full Cast Announced for Sharon Playhouse's GYPSY, Starring Tony Winner Karen Ziemba
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba in GYPSY, with performances from June 16 through July 3 at Sharon Playhouse.  Opening Night is June 16 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: You're Gonna Wanna See THE PRODUCERS!
by Christine Swerczek - May 31, 2016

This is something you're gonna wanna see! THE PRODUCERS, a Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan musical masterpiece of mayhem, has opened at the Omaha Community Playhouse. In typical Mel Brooks fashion, it sweeps you off into a tornadic whirlwind of slapstick, clever innuendos, and just plain foolishness. But even a piece as good as this would not be as funny as it's meant to be without the right cast and crew to pull it off. This bunch does. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: A BROADWAY SESSIONS All Open Mic Party!
by Ben Cameron - May 31, 2016

Someone once said: 'It's May, it's May, the Lusty Month of May!' Another wise woman has also said 'And you, and you, and you... you're gonna love MAAAAAAAY!' Who really said what? Hard to say, but it seems clear that May has a profound affect on folks in musical theatre. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Set For Broadway Sessions
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

This Thursday night, June 2nd, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from the Tony nominated Best Musical Revival, The Color Purple. Color Purple cast members scheduled to perform include Antoine L. Smith, Rema Webb, Akron Watson, Carla R. Stewart, Phoenix Best, Adrianna Hicks, J. Daughtry, Bre Jackson, D'Wayne Clark and more. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: The Behind the Curtain Podcast Welcomes Broadway Legend Howard McGillin
by Behind the Curtain - May 29, 2016

Howard McGillin holds the record for the most performances as The Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. But, before he sang The Music Of The Night over 2,000 times, Howard starred in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, ANYTHING GOES, and many others! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Jessica DiGiovanni
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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

CRITIC'S CHOICE: The (Summer) Game's Afoot, Y'all!
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

Is it just me or is everyone else amazed by how quickly 2016 seems to be moving - in a theatrical sense, at least - and what with Memorial Day Weekend upon us, we're gobsmacked (gobsmacked, I tell ya!) by the wide range of productions offered up by Tennessee theater companies this weekend. Included are Street Theatre Company's Assassins, Center for the Arts' 42nd Street down in Murfreesboro, Rumors out at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and the final performance of The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers at Cumberland County Playhouse. (more...)

Jackob G. Hofmann's A PERSISTENT MEMORY Begins Tonight at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 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). Tickets are $49.50 and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & Jeanine Tesori to Lead Fundraiser Combating North Carolina's 'Bathroom Law'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combatting HB2, North Carolina's much publicized 'Bathroom Law.' The evening will feature an array of proud North Carolinians on a mission to celebrate tolerance and acceptance to prove that #WeAreNotThis. (more...)

BWW Review: CFTA's 42nd STREET Taps Your Troubles Away
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2016

If there is a Broadway musical that more gleefully and accurately encapsulates the magic and mayhem of creating a brand spanking new blockbuster at the height of the Great Depression than 42nd Street, I want to see it post-haste! (more...)

Paul O'Grady, Julian Clary and More to Lead CINDERELLA at the London Palladium, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Cinderella.  The 32 strong cast will be led byPaul O'Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.  The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.  (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances will begin July 22nd and continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. (more...)

Karen Mason & Lee Roy Reams to Pay Tribute to Jerry Herman at The Iridium, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Karen Mason and Lee Roy Reams will be saluting Jerry Herman on Tuesday May 31st at the Iridium, in a show called 'IT'S TODAY' with Alex Rybeck at the piano. The show is at 8:30. (more...)

Arthur Miller's THE PRICE Will Arrive on Broadway Next Spring; Steppenwolf's Terry Kinney Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf co?founder Terry Kinney. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for The Muny's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Starring Robert Petkoff, Jen Cody & More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Young Frankenstein directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Rhodes and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Laurel Harris, Rob Marnell and More Join Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Concert in NYC to Fight HB2 Law, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combatting HB2, North Carolina's much publicized 'Bathroom Law'. The evening will feature an array of proud North Carolinians on a mission to celebrate tolerance and acceptance, and prove that #WeAreNotThis.  (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

Unique Dance In The Dark Event ILUMINATE Returns to New York
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

After dazzling sold-out audiences around the world, iLuminate, named the best new act in America by "America's Got Talent," returns to New York City this summer for a limited seven-week engagement. Performances are set to begin at Theatre 80 St. Mark's on July 18, 2016 and continue through September 4th. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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