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Walnut Street Theatre presents JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

???????Boys and girls will love Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' production of Junie B. Jones The Musical. The Junie B. Jones book series is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the world's funniest first-grader is front and center at Walnut Street Theatre. Kids, parents and grandparents can read the books together and see their favorite characters live on stage in an hour-long musical filled with lots of laughter. Due to popular demand, the Walnut has just announced the production has been extended! Junie B. Jones will now run June 2nd through June 18th. (more...)

World Premiere THE DANCING HANDKERCHIEF Concludes Theatrical Outfit's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Atlanta audiences are invited into a beautiful fable, told through song, dance, stage magic, and puppetry, about an aspiring rocker-girl who falls into a magician-dad's bag of tricks.  (more...)

Stage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Producers Work Light Productions (RENT, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical) and The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked), in association with Aged in Wood and Michael Barra, today announced that a stage production of the murder mystery comedy thriller CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

Judy Gold & Randy Rainbow Will Roast Michael Musto for Charity; More Stars Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that comedian Judy Gold and internet sensation Randy Rainbow will join the cast of FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO. (more...)

Arielle Jacobs, JJ Caruncho, Shea Gomez and More Tapped for IN THE HEIGHTS at Virginia Rep; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of In the Heights on Friday June 23, 2017 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through July 30, 2017. Previews will run for two nights on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22, 2017. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 31st Season with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

STAGES St. Louis launches its 31st Season with a vivid tale as old as time itself, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Join STAGES in ancient Egypt June 2nd through July 2nd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood as this fun-filled musical entertainment returns to the STAGES stage by popular demand! (more...)

BWW Interview: MATILDA's Keisha T. Fraser Promises a 'Magical,' 'Spell-Binding' Experience at the Dr. Phillip's Center
by Matt Tamanini - May 9, 2017

There is something magical, and just a little bit naughty, in the air at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this week. Starting tonight and running through Sunday, May 14th, the national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL sets up shop in Orlando. With a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, the Tony-winning production ran for nearly four years on Broadway, closing this past January. (more...)

BWW Interview: SCHOOL OF ROCK Newcomer Emily Borromeo Talks Her TV Series, Diversity and the Path to Broadway
by MATTHEW BLANK - May 8, 2017

An interview with Emily Borromeo, making her Broadway debut now in SCHOOL OF ROCK! (more...)

Humphry Slocombe Creates Limited Edition 'Tim Tam Slam' PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Ice Cream Flavor
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

For those who are fans of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, ice cream, Australia, over-the-top flamboyant costumes and gay musical theatre - do we have a new ice cream flavor for you! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

VIDEO: Ari McKay Wilford Sings Unplugged 'Heaven on Their Minds' from Signature's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Below, check out an 'unplugged' rendition of 'Heaven on their Minds' from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In this special video, filmed at The Washington National Cathedral, hear Ari McKay Wilford's acoustic version of the classic song from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's seminal musical! (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)

PPT Announces Youth Cast of BRING IT ON: The Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents SPLENDOUR, Opening 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 25th season with the Bay Area Premiere of SPLENDOUR, Abi Morgan's (Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Shame, The Hour) riveting play about the fragility of power and the unreliability of language. Barbara Damashek (American Buffalo) returns to Aurora to helm this drama, featuring Lorri Holt (The Aspern Papers), Denmo Ibrahim (Betrayed), Mia Tagano, and Sam Jackson. SPLENDOUR plays June 23 through July 23 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Broadway's Jeremiah James, Caroline Bowman and More Shine in NOBIRTHETAL
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Broadway Actors shine in new comedic original parody 'Nobirthetal' by writer/creator Maggie Politi. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jonah Broscow and Andrew Lippa in THE MAN IN THE CEILING at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Bay Street Theater presents THE MAN IN THE CEILING, with book by Jules Feiffer, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Jeffrey Seller, producer of Hamilton, running May 30 - June 25. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: GROUNDHOG DAY Vogues Before Act 2, HAMILTON Chicago Shares Make Up Routine, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week GROUNDHOG DAY vogues before reliving their day, HAMILTON Chicago shares a prep timelapse, and Paper Mill Playhouse's MARY POPPINS shares their very first SIP. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS
by Matthew Blank - May 25, 2017

South Bay Musical Theatre, a renowned Bay Area company for over 50 years, will present CHESS IN CONCERT May 28 and June 3. We speak with the creatives about the show's appeal and have a little fun with the material. (more...)

Jordan Harrison's THE AMATEURS to Bring 14th-Century Pageant Players to the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Vineyard Theatre's 2017-2018 season will include the world premiere of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction). (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement Awards the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Third Street Music School Settlement will be presenting three students graduating this June as recipients of the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship.  This year's scholars, Emma Peleg, 17, Hale Sheffield, 17, and Jennifer Loo, 17, will each receive $25,000 over four years towards their college expenses.  Entering college in fall 2017, the scholars have been accepted to schools such as Yale University, Princeton University, Duke University, SUNY Stony Brook, Binghamton University, The New School, New York University, CUNY Hunter, CUNY Baruch, Oberlin College, and Northeastern University. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts 7/11–23
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON-which played a record breaking two-week run in 2015-returns to San Jose for a limited engagement July 11-23, 2017 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd. San Jose). Single tickets are available now online at www.ticketmaster.com, in-person at the City National Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 408- 792-4131. (more...)

El Mallorca Gay Men's Chorus presenta AL DESNUDO en el Teatre Victòria
by Felipe Velasco - May 24, 2017

Desde Mallorca, despues de casi cuatro años y con mas de 70 actuaciones y 18.000 espectadores, el Mallorca Gay Men's Chorus actuara por primera vez en Barcelona. A partir del sabado 27 de mayo, el conjunto mallorquin se instalara en el Teatre Victoria con AL DESNUDO, un espectaculo que reune lo mejor de estos cuatro años de trayectoria. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with 'JOSEPH' at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

STAGES St. Louis launches its 31st Season with a vivid tale as old as time itself, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Join STAGES in ancient Egypt June 2nd through July 2nd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood as this fun-filled musical entertainment returns to the STAGES stage by popular demand. Get a behind the scenes look at the show in the video below! (more...)

A Week To Go Until Those Liver Birds Take Flight Again In Special Concert Presentation!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Excitement is mounting for the world premiere of a new musical based on Carla Lane's much-loved BBC series The Liver Birds. (more...)

BWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The Armory
by Scott Rawson - May 22, 2017

    Grover's Corners is of course the backdrop to the romance of George Gibbs (Jon Churchwell) and Emily Webb (Amanda Rodriquez). With minimal set to interfere with the actor's ability to carry the story the play moves along initially at a refreshing small-town pace. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Chan of THE KING AND I at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - May 20, 2017

It is a classic East meets West tale and one that many count as their favorite musical, but when THE KING AND I, the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical plays at the Bushnell in Hartford, audiences will have the chance to experience this story in a whole new way. This production, based on the critically acclaimed version produced at New York's Lincoln Center, will take the Bushnell stage in Hartford May 30 - June 4. Playing Prince Chulalongkorn, the eldest son and heir to the throne, will be Anthony Chan. I had the pleasure of speaking with Anthony and learning about his experience with this beautiful classic. (more...)

Kate Tarker Will Be Honored with Vineyard's 2016-17 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, June 6 from noon-2:30pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016-2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by Paula Vogel to Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES), who began her residency last fall. (more...)

TALENTED MR. RIPLEY Musical Reading Set
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

A private first-act developmental reading of the new musical adaptation of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' will be presented May 23rd at 3pm at the MTC Studios, and May 24th at 7pm in Stephen Schwartz's ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop. Originally developed in the BMI Workshop (A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Avenue Q) by Gregory Bonsignore (Book/Lyrics) and Aaron Kenny (Music), it will be directed by Michael Berresse (Obie winner, Title of Show, Golden Apple). (more...)

Tickets Selling Fast for FOOTLOOSE at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, the legendary 80s smash hit musical sensation Footloose: The Musical comes to the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch from 22 - 27 May. (more...)

Christopher Gattelli Joins Team for Cher Biomusical THE CHER SHOW; Developmental Lab Set for October
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Cher's much-hyped biomusical is making its another leap toward the Great White Way! According to an Equity casting notice, developmental lab will be held this October for 'The Cher Show.' (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Lindsay Mendez, Alex Wyse & More Will Lead THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

A private first-act developmental reading of the new musical adaptation of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' will be presented May 23rd at 3pm at the MTC Studios, and May 24th at 7pm in Stephen Schwartz's ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop. Originally developed in the BMI Workshop (A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Avenue Q) by Gregory Bonsignore (Book/Lyrics) and Aaron Kenny (Music), it will be directed by Michael Berresse (Obie winner, Title of Show, Golden Apple).  (more...)

The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winnerChristopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). (more...)

Casting Announced for Firebrand Theatre's Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nicholas Edwards, Ari McKay Wilford, Natascia Diaz and More in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and Tim Rice (Evita, Chess), featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story comes to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: See Nicholas Edwards and More in Highlights from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and Tim Rice (Evita, Chess), featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story will come to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. Watch highlights from the show in the new trailer below! (more...)

Theater Bielefeld zeigt AVENUE Q und FRUEHLINGS ERWACHEN in der Spielzeit 2017/18
by Marcel Konrath - May 15, 2017

Mit gleich zwei interessanten Musical Premieren wartet das Theater Bielefeld in der neuen Spielzeit 2017/18 auf: Avenue Q und FRUEHLINGS ERWACHEN (more...)

Casting Announced For LIVER BIRDS FLYING HOME at Epstein Liverpool
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical based on Carla Lane's beloved BBC series The Liver Birds. Taking on the iconic roles of Sandra and Beryl are Joanna Monro and Lesley Molony. (more...)

INDECENT's Paula Vogel to Offer Playwriting Boot Camp at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony-nominated playwright Paula Vogel (INDECENT) - a Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist and one of the nation's preeminent teachers of playwriting -- will offer one of her trademark sessions on playwriting, which she calls BOOT CAMPS, on Monday, May 22nd at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) starting at 10 a.m., it has been announced by Vineyard's artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)

Terrence Mann Will Host CT Critics Circle Awards
by Lauren Yarger - May 13, 2017

Terrence Mann Hosts the 27th annual CT Critics Circle Awards June 26 at the Edgerton Center for the Arts in Fairfield. (more...)

BWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - May 12, 2017

Hello; my name is Elder Rawson and I would like to talk to you about a most amazing musical. (more...)

THE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for the company's world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells.  (more...)

Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison Star in FINAL, FINAL FAREWELL TOUR OF DICK AND DELORES DELRUBIO
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Palmer Productions and The Most Innocently Inappropriate Couple That Never Was Presents the new world-renowned musical, 'The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick & Delores DelRubio,' starring Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison. (more...)

THE FINAL, FINAL FAREWELL TOUR OF DICK & DELORES DELRUBIO to Hit 17 Cities
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Palmer Productions and The Most Innocently Inappropriate Couple That Never Was Presents the new world-renowned musical, 'The Final, Final Farewell Tour of Dick & Delores DelRubio,' starring Alan Palmer and Andrew Orbison. (more...)

EUROVISION's Lucie Jones to Join the Cast of THE WEDDING SINGER
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Welsh musical theatre star and Eurovision hopeful Lucie Jones is to join the cast of The Wedding Singer, (the hilarious musical based on the hit film Adam Sandler film), after she performs in Kiev this weekend where she will represent the UK in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. (more...)

BWW Review: A Fun Stageworks Journey to AVENUE Q
by Peter Nason - May 11, 2017

Funny and serious, cynical and heartwarming at the same time, it's extremely enjoyable but offers nothing new or revelatory. (more...)

UCI Drama Closes Out Season with a Witty and Whimsical AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q as the final offering in its season - "THEM!" - an examination xenophobia, interpersonal alienation, and the voices of "the other." (more...)

Announcing Free Performances Under the Stars in Piedmont Park
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

For the last two years Horizon Theatre Company's energetic hit musicals Avenue Q and THE TOXIC AVENGER were huge successes when we played to sell-out crowds under the trees and stars in Piedmont Park. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with HELLO BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 15, 16 and 17 with four presentations of HELLO BROADWAY. (more...)

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