Avon Players to Present 9 TO 5
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

 The hit 1980 workplace comedy film starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton sings and dances its way to the Avon Players stage as they present 9 to 5 The Musical, running May 27-June 11. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2016 Gene Kelly Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the nominees for the 26th Annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Matthew Morrison & More Join Provincetown's Broadway Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to Provincetown on August 21 for one show only, joined by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson.  Matthew Morrison star of "Glee" and "Finding Neverland" is also slated to join pianist & host Seth Rudetsky for the Broadway @ Town Hall series on August 7th.  The Art House's hotly anticipated 2016 summer season will also include artists like Vanessa Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Cheyenne Jackson, the Indigo Girls, Megan Hilty, Judy Kuhn, Gavin Creel and Steve Grand, among others. This summer, the venue's marquee Broadway concert series will again encompass performances at both The Art House as well as Provincetown's Town Hall. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (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...)

BWW Review: FAC's 9 TO 5 a Couple Hours of Light Entertainment
by Christi Esterle - May 23, 2016

9 To 5: The Musical takes place in 1979-a fact the Fine Arts Center hammers home with an abundance of geometric, high-contrast design, bell-bottoms, and loud shirts-but the story it tells feels oddly contemporary: hostile work environments, wage inequality, sexual harassment. About the only thing different is that the regular eight-hour shift described by the title is a distant, wistful memory. (more...)

Charlie Pollock to Perform at The Woodland in Maplewood Village, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Broadway performer, Charlie Pollock will bring down the house at The Woodland in Maplewood Village at 7:00pm on Monday June 13th, to raise funds for the Achieve Foundation's 'Vanessa Pollock Music Initiative'. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the nominees for the 14th annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Join Aaron Tveit, Nikki M. James & Beth Malone on CBS' Comic-Thriller BRAINDEAD
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Megan Hilty is headed back to the small screen - opposite a slew of fellow Broadway alums! (more...)

Video Flashback: Take Trip Down Memory Lane with the FALSETTOS Trio!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

To celebrate the news, we're flashing back to some of our favorite past performances from the trio! (more...)

Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

There's No Place Like Provincetown: Star-Studded Summer 2016 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has sprung an early spring surprise announcement of his hotly anticipated summer season for the Cape Cod destination. Since taking the helm at the venue six years ago, The Art House has presented some of Broadway and Hollywood's most talented stars. The 2016 summer season will include artists like Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Cheyenne Jackson, the Indigo Girls, Megan Hilty and Steve Grand. This summer, the venue's marquee Broadway concert series will again encompass performances at both The Art House as well as Provincetown's Town Hall. (more...)

SCERA Announces Star Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 11th Annual Star Awards held Friday, March 11, 2016 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Stop at QPAC on Debut Australian Tour This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Broadway and television star Megan Hilty will make her debut Australian tour this June, performing at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Concert Hall, for one night only on Thursday 9 June 2016. (more...)

Ben Richards to Star Alongside Beverley Knight in THE BODYGUARD's Return to London
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2016

HOLLYOAKS' Ben Richards has signed on to play the title role in THE BODYGUARD's return to the West End this summer. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES - THE MUSICAL to Play Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway, a part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, has become known for bringing children's favorite stories to life on the stage. From the classics like Rumplestiltskin and Snow White to modern favorites like Pinkalicious and Flat Stanley, Way Off Broadway's Children's Theatre has been home to some of the most popular storybook characters. (more...)

Fiddlehead Theatre Company to Host RENT 20th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Fiddlehead Theatre Company will present a 20th Anniversary celebration of the hit Broadway sensation RENT live on stage from February 5-21, 2016 at the Back Bay Events Center - 180 Berkeley Street Boston. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HARVEY at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 207th season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway and Hollywood comedy, HARVEY. Directed by Bob Carlton, the play is currently in previews and opens on January 27th for a run through March 6th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present 9 TO 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Seattle Musical Theatre is thrilled to present its third offering of the season 9 To 5: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick and based on the seminal 20th Century Fox hit film. (more...)

The Walnut Street Theatre to Present HARVEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Philadelphia, PA: Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 207th season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway and Hollywood comedy, HARVEY. Directed by Bob Carlton, the play begins previews on January 19th, opens on January 27th and runs through March 6th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

A Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jan 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off officially opens tonight, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Adds DIRTY DANCING, ALADDIN & More to Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Eight new shows have been announced as part of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's new season - including the return of the hugely popular stage sensation DIRTY DANCING and the 2016 - 17 pantomime, ALADDIN. (more...)

Building the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld just reported, it's official -- FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits ALADDIN and THE LION KING on Broadway at a theatre to be announced in spring 2018. Below, get ready for the blizzard with an in-depth look at the musical's creative team! (more...)

BWW Preview: NJSO POPS and MEGAN HILTY Perform Broadway and American Songbook Classics at Three NJ Venues 2/12 to 2/14
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 5, 2016

Broadway and television star Megan Hilty headlines a Valentine's weekend NJSO POPS program February 12-14 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. (more...)

Laurel Little Theatre to Present DEARLY DEPARTED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Laurel Little Theatre continues its 'Fifty-Fifth & Fabulous' Season with the drop-dead-funny redneck comedy 'DEARLY DEPARTED' directed by Frankie Bennett. (more...)

BWW Review: Solidly Talented Fluff in Seattle Musical Theatre's Fun 9 TO 5
by Jay Irwin - Feb 22, 2016

There are certain theatrical experiences out there that are your "vegetables". The shows that make you think about your life, choices, and the world around you. And then there are shows like "9 To 5: The Musical" which are basically dessert. Those fun bits of fluff that aren't going to change your world but make for a yummy, candy coated evening. Sure there's a bit of 1980's women's lib sprinkled on top but it's still just mostly fluff. Luckily the current production from Seattle Musical Theatre is fluff loaded with talent and a hell of a good time. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: NOISES OFF's Megan Hilty is Back and Better than Ever!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 20, 2016

You might know her as Ivy Lynn, Doralee, or even Glinda, but this season she's all about Brooke Ashton. Broadway and television star Megan Hilty is currently starring in Roundabout's hilarious revival of Noises Off, portraying a role that she admits she never thought she'd play. Below, watch as Richard Ridge chats with Megan about the play, her personal life, and career highlights! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Stephanie Block and More Set for PARADE Event at Museum of Jewish Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The creative team behind the Tony Award-winning PARADE, the much adored musical based on the trial of Leo Frank, discusses how history can inspire art. Accompanied by an ensemble of six performers and nine musicians, "An Evening on PARADE" will be on Monday, March 7, 7 P.M., at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. (more...)

I Pledge Allegiance to the Band! Meet the Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 6, 2015

Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL, with music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor, makes its World Premiere on Broadway tonight, December 6, at the Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch highlights of the company in action! (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre Sets 2016 Children's Theatre Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, is not just known for its Mainstage productions. (more...)

BWW TV: Celebrate Christmas with Stephanie J. Block, Brian d'Arcy James and the New York Pops!
by Randy Rainbow - Dec 24, 2015

Just last week, the New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, presented an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with help from Tony award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Brian d'Arcy James. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and below, you can make your Christmas Eve bright with the help of Block, James and friends! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside The New York Pops Christmas Concert After-Party with Brian d'Arcy James, Stephanie J. Block, and More
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 20, 2015

On Friday night, December 18, the New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, presented an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with help from Tony award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Brian d'Arcy James. (more...)

Laurel Little Theatre to Continue Season with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

LLT continues its 'Fifty-Fifth & Fabulous' Season with the classic comedy chiller ARSENIC AND OLD LACE directed by Lacy Cockrell. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stephanie J. Block, Brian d'Arcy James and the New York Pops Celebrate Christmas at Carnegie Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 19, 2015

Last night, December 18, the New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, presented an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with help from Tony award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Brian d'Arcy James. Featuring a program of holiday favorites and joined by Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, the concert returns tonight, December 19. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars Bring Holiday Cheer Backstage at New York Pops Carnegie Hall Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 19, 2015

Last night, December 18, the New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, presented an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with help from Tony award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Brian d'Arcy James. Featuring a program of holiday favorites and joined by Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, the concert returns tonight, December 19. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Set Sail with ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Two years ago, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Frederick's only year-round producing regional theatre, celebrated its 20th anniversary season and opened with a beloved classic, The Sound of Music. To launch Way Off Broadway's new expanded six-show 2016 Season, the theatre will open with another classic, Anything Goes. The Cole Porter musical will kick off the season on Friday evening, January 15th. (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg to Star in His Off-Broadway Show, THE SPOILS, in London, May 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The European premiere of The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), will transfer for a strictly limited season at London's Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy-Nominated Choreographer Spencer Liff
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 4, 2016

On Monday, April 4th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Emmy nominated choreographer Spencer Liff. As a performer, Liff made his Broadway debut at age 11 in the musical BIG. He went on to appear in THE WEDDING SINGER, CRY BABY, EQUUS, and  9 To 5: The Musical, taking on more and more responsibility along the way. He was the Associate Choreographer and Dance Captain for CRY BABY, and was the Dance Captain on EQUUS.  (more...)

Megan Hilty Announces Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Broadway and television star Megan Hilty will make her debut Australian tour this June, performing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Dolly Parton Hopes to See Her Life Story Unfold as a Broadway Musical
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

In a new interview with Paper magazine, country music legend Dolly Parton revealed that seeing her LIFE STORY unfold on a Broadway stage is among the many items on her bucket list. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams & More to Perform in Martha's Vineyard This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale is bringing his acclaimed Broadway concert series to Martha's Vineyard this summer. Since launching the fledgling Broadway @ The Art House concert series with Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky in Provincetown in 2011, the Broadway @ series has become a veritable star-magnet and has exploded beyond picturesque P-Town to launch outposts everywhere from Los Angeles to London. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Continue Season with THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

Get Ready To Rock During A SCHOOL OF ROCK Twitter Takeover with Mamie Parris Today!
by Alan Henry - Apr 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that SCHOOL OF ROCK's Mamie Parris is taking over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld today (April 2nd) to give our readers a behind the scenes look at a two show day on Broadway! Live from inside The Winter Garden Theatre, Parris will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the show! (more...)

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Announces 2016 Program with Megan Hilty & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

Full program and tickets are on sale to subscribers from Sunday 3 April and the general public from Wednesday 6 April through BASS 131 246 or online www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au Program details are available in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival brochure, get one free by calling BASS 131 246 or log onto the Cabaret Festival website. (more...)

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to Present 9 TO 5, 5/19-6/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) is excited to announce the final Mainstage production of the season and regional premiere, 9 To 5: The Musical May 19-June 12. Directed and choreographed by Associate Director of Performing Arts, Nathan Halvorson, this hilarious new musical based on the blockbuster film is an outrageous, thought?provoking story of friendship and getting ahead in the Rolodex era. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

San Marcos High School Performing Arts Department Presents 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

San Marcos High School presents their spring production-9 to 5 the Musical, based on the outrageously humorous hit movie from 1979. With themes of revenge and finding independence, strong female characters join together to get back at their chauvinist boss. Watch these three powerful women fight for equality. (more...)

Get Ready To Rock During A SCHOOL OF ROCK Twitter Takeover with Mamie Parris Tomorrow!
by Alan Henry - Apr 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that SCHOOL OF ROCK's Mamie Parris will be taking over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld tomorrow to give our readers a behind the scenes look at a two show day on Broadway! (more...)

TheatreZone Sets 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

TheatreZone founder and artistic director Mark Danni wants you to celebrate the holiday season at "Home for the Holidays," a newly added original live production that joins the non-profit Equity professional theatre group's 12th season roster of Broadway musicals and plays. (more...)

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