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TheatreWorks New Milford's AVENUE Q Opens 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

On Friday, September 19, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the Award-winning musical comedy, Avenue Q, with Book by Jeff Whitty and Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a five-week run. (more...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate have been cast in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21st November 2014 - 7th March 2015. Press Night is Monday 1st December, 8pm. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- CCCT Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. Check out production photos below! (more...)

Tickets to The New Group's STICKS AND BONES Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Tickets are on sale beginning September 4 for David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, the production launching The New Group's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Scott Elliott, this production features Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman. Previews begin Tuesday, October 21 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, November 6. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through December 14 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Taylor Parker in KINKY BOOTS Tour - Kicks Off Tonight in Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), kicks off a national tour tonight in Las Vegas, running through September 14, 2014, and followed by other United States west coast stops in Tempe, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Costa Mesa before heading east in 2015. The full tour route can be found at www.kinkybootsthemusical.com. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Kyle Taylor Parker as 'Lola.' (more...)

Chita Rivera, Jessie Mueller & More Set for Broadway at Birdland this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced the Season lineup for Broadway at Birdland, featuring Chita Rivera, Jessie Mueller, Rosie O'Donnell, James Snyder, Andrew Lippa, Jim Caruso, Trevor McQueen and more! (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance's 20at20 Returns this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance will again sponsor 20at20, the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway. The popular promotion, which begins September 9th and continues through September 28th, makes $20 tickets available for 45 Off Broadway plays and musicals twenty minutes prior to curtain. Now in its 8th year, 20at20 has become one of New York's most eagerly anticipated promotions for people who want to see exciting shows at amazing prices. (more...)

FROZEN Characters to Reunite for Upcoming Short Film, Updated Information!
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 2, 2014

During Tuesday's THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC, the House of Mouse announced that in addition to the upcoming sing-a-long DVD and FROZEN: ON ICE, the entire FROZEN cast of characters will be brought back together for a short film, complete with a new song. Host Josh Gad didn't reveal any other details, but fans ages 4 to 104 are probably already eagerly waiting. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which runs September 16-21 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center . The production will conduct a preshow lottery at the ticket office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

MISSING: WYNTER to Premiere at Players' Ring, 9/19-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

New Theatre Works and Stoptime Productions presents the developmental premiere of the new musical, Missing: Wynter by Billy Butler (Gay Bride of Frankenstein). (more...)

BROADWAY AU CARRE Second Season Premieres on September 3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

'Broadway au Carre' keeps bringing American musical theatre to Paris, with its second season premiering on Wednesday, September 3rd. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents Wesley Slade in THE WHO'S TOMMY 10/03-11/02
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre Presents, Wesley Slade in THE WHO'S TOMMY - October 3-November 2. Come on the Amazing Journey for this mind-expanding tale of the world's first Pinball Wizard-turned-Messiah. The Who's Tommy started out in 1969 as a double-album and was an instant hit with critics and fans. The rock opera then went on to spawn a film in 1975 and the Tony Award-winning Broadway version in 1992. The original album has sold over 20 million copies world-wide and was inducted to the Grammy Hall of fame in 1998. (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green/Tim Realbuto Announce Songwriting Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

As previously announced, Tim Realbuto (The Emperor's Club) and Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked) have been picking a new song to sing each night during his Wunderkind tour. As an established writer with a musical of his own headed to Broadway, Realbuto has a passion for up and coming new voices to be heard. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Brynn O'Malley Talks About Playing Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Charles Shubow - Aug 29, 2014

Broadway awaits O'Malley to star in her first original role in HONEYMOON AND VEGAS. (more...)

Gad Hosts THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC 9/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

"The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film "Frozen," now the biggest animated feature of all time. A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Producer Reveals More on ABC's 'THE STORY OF FROZEN' Special; Confirms Broadway Plans
by Movies News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

In an interview with TVGuide.com, FROZEN producer Peter Del Vecho revealed more details about ABC's upcoming 'STORY OF FROZEN' behind-the-scenes special, set to air next Tuesday, September 2. He also confirmed plans for the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of the film as the 'next logical step' for the FROZEN universe. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits the Road; Full Touring Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Welcomes Additional Cast Members to Ensemble; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL, Beg. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser announce the launch of a musical theatre development program focusing on the importance of lyrics in the creation of new musicals: The Oscar Hammerstein Festival - named in honor of the master writer whose countless accomplishments during his illustrious career include having mentored a young Stephen Sondheim at Hammerstein's Bucks County farm -- is a year-long program that offers expert mentorship to early career composers and lyricists. The Oscar Hammerstein Festival will culminate in a weekend with musical theatre experts, artists, and enthusiasts and various events open to the general public. The Festival will launch September 26 - 28, 2014. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio & More Set for Birdland, 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 8 - September 14, featuring Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Natalie Douglas, and more! (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Des Moines Civic Center On Sale 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Des Moines Performing Arts, have announced that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Des Moines Civic Center, Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is part of the 2014-2015 Willis Broadway Series. (more...)

Liam Doyle To Lead Cast Of ALTAR BOYZ At Greenwich Theatre, Starts Oct 3
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 27, 2014

After five hilarious years and over 2000 performances Off-Broadway, ALTAR BOYZ makes its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 27th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 27, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Equity Jeff Award nominations are out, and 'On The Town' is open. Peck and Lindley, Jessie Mueller and more are set for concerts here, and 'I Love Lucy' and the Grinch will return. Plus Theo Ubique's Andrews Sisters and Kurt Weill in rep, 'Titanic' and 'In The Heights' prepare, Munster announces 2015, and NBC flies its 'Peter Pan' cast. Ahh!! (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Melissa Dye & Abigail Ludrof to Join Tim Realbuto for First WUNDERKIND Tour Stop, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q; "Scrubs"), Melissa Dye (Into the Woods; Grease), and Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays; Ghostlight) will join Tim Realbuto on the first stop of his Wunderkind tour this Monday, September 1st. (more...)

King Center Announces 20th Anniversary Season, 10/21/14-05/07/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The King Center's Theatre for Youth and Outreach Program will be beginning its 20th Anniversary season on October 21st with 'School House Rock,' and featuring other shows, including 'Imaginocean,' 'Lady Bug,' and more. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

MAD MEN and CASA VALENTINA Stars to Lead Vineyard's BILLY & RAY; Design Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Mad Men' star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine (CASA VALENTINA) will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in BILLY & RAY, Mike Bencivenga's new play -- directed by the legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall -- being given its NY premiere this fall at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), with previews scheduled to begin October 1 prior to an official opening on October 20, it has been announced by Vineyard's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Austin Theatre Project's GODSPELL Shows Off Energetic Cast
by Jeff Davis - Aug 26, 2014

Every once in a while, I hear comments about theater that just make me cringe. One that I've heard on more than one occasion (usually from a pre-teen who doesn't know any better) is, 'OMG! The score from Wicked has got to be the toughest thing that Schwartz guy ever wrote. How did Idina do 'Defying Gravity' 8 shows a week?' Of course, the correct response is, 'Idina's a professional, and Wicked is a synch when compared to Godspell, the first musical written by 'that Schwartz guy.' (more...)

Nikki MacCallum to Bring FAMILIAR THINGS to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nikki MacCallum in 'Familiar Things' on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Extends Through November at Princess of Wales Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, and The Nederlander Organization, announced today that due to popular demand, four additional weeks of performances - now through November 30, have been added to the Toronto engagement. Tickets for the new block of performances will be available to Front of The Line by American Express cardmembers in advance on Monday August 25 through Tuesday September 2 at 10PM. Tickets are available by visiting Mirvish.com, or by calling TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. There is a 12 ticket limit for the entire run of THE BOOK OF MORMON in Toronto. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/23- Andrew Rannells
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2014

Happy Birthday, Andrew Rannells! Rannells played Bob Gaudio in the First National Tour of Jersey Boys. In January 2009, he reprised the role of Gaudio in the musical's Broadway production. Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, a musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. For his performance, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. His last performance was June 10, 2012. He will soon play Bryan Buckley in Ryan Murphy's new television series The New Normal on NBC. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT September 18-October 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Peter Huntley Productions and W14 Productions present AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Derek Bond. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Just Be! Meet the Company of the KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by Walter McBride - Aug 21, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will soon present the upcoming first national tour. Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, In the Heights national tour), one of the Angels in the original Broadway company, will strut his stuff as Lola - something he has done to great acclaim on several occasions in New York as the Lola understudy. Steven Booth (Avenue Q, Glory Days, Dogfight) will star as shoe factory owner Charlie Price. Parker and Booth will be joined by Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Lysistrata Jones) as Lauren, Joe Coots (TV's 'Inside Amy Schumer,' Full Monty national tour) as Don, Craig Waletzko (Guys & Dolls, Young Frankenstein) as George and Grace Stockdale in her touring debut as Nicola. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on hand of all of the festivities. Below, check out photos from inside the event! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Let Them Raise You Up- KINKY BOOTS Tour Cast Gives Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - Aug 21, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will soon present the upcoming first national tour. Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, In the Heights national tour), one of the Angels in the original Broadway company, will strut his stuff as Lola - something he has done to great acclaim on several occasions in New York as the Lola understudy. Steven Booth (Avenue Q, Glory Days, Dogfight) will star as shoe factory owner Charlie Price. Parker and Booth will be joined by Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Lysistrata Jones) as Lauren, Joe Coots (TV's 'Inside Amy Schumer,' Full Monty national tour) as Don, Craig Waletzko (Guys & Dolls, Young Frankenstein) as George and Grace Stockdale in her touring debut as Nicola. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on hand of all of the festivities. Below, check out photos from the performance preview! (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 55th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 9/19-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. This multiple Tony and Drama Desk award nominee, with book by Marshall Brickman (Jersey Boys) and Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher), and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), plays weekends from Sep 19-Oct 19. (more...)

Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead 2014 Jeff Awards Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch did the honor today of announcing the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards. (more...)

BWW TV: They're Hittin' the Road- Watch a Preview of KINKY BOOTS on Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2014

The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about launching the tour and catch a sneak peek from the performance preview below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look Jamie Parker, Clare Foster and More in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester
by Roy Tan - Aug 19, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running now through 21 September 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Introduce New Shows Celebrating Dolly Parton, Nina Simone & More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

NATALIE DOUGLAS - the acclaimed vocalist hailed as 'sensational' by Time Out New York and 'stirring' by The New York Daily News - will introduce New York audiences to two unique new solo concerts at Birdland Jazz Club in September. 'FOUR WOMEN,' which celebrates the music of Dr. Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday, will have its US premiere on Monday, September 8 at 7:00 PM. The exciting evening of songs connected with these dynamic, iconic women includes 'Can't Help Lovin' That Man,' 'Throw It Away,' 'God Bless The Child,' and, of course, Dr. Simone's legendary composition, 'Four Women.' This program debuted in London earlier in 2014 and received a rare five-star review in The Times of London, which called her 'a true force of nature.' (more...)

MusicalFare to Present THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, 9/10-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

As a die-hard musical theatre fan plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, the show bursts to life onstage in front of him! He wittily comments on the music, actors, and story of a rambunctious starlet, a panicked producer, a drunken diva, two singing and dancing hit men dressed as chefs, well - I'm sure you get the idea! This completely original musical, not based on a movie, a book, or a cartoon, is full of hummable tunes and overall hilarity. Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Score, the MusicalFare production will rediscover the show's intimate roots (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE had its world premiere at the Toronto Fringe Festival) in the tradition of previous MusicalFare productions such as Avenue Q and SPELLING BEE. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

Scoop: THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC on ABC - Tuesday, September 2, 2014
by - Aug 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC, airing on ABC on Tuesday, September 2, 2014! (more...)

More Details Revealed on ABC's THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

AVENUE Q Celebrates 100th Performance at Mercury Theater Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Avenue Q at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue will celebrate its 100th performance of the hilarious musical comedy, now playing through October 26, 2014. Avenue Q continues to sell out and break all box office records at Mercury Theater Chicago. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the show as 'delightfully sweet and vulnerable...could not be more fun or charming to watch!' and the Chicago Sun­Times Highly Recommends the show saying it's 'better than the Broadway original!' Winner of the Tony 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. Avenue Q is led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction), and Kevin Bellie (Choreography) and features custom made puppets by Russ Walko. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Sings for the Trevor Project
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

On Monday, August 4th, Broadway Sings for The Trevor Project was held at Metropolitan Room. Performers included Marisha Wallace (Disney's Aladdin) singing 'Titanium,' Brian Craft (Avenue Q, Revival of LMPC) singing 'Caught in the Storm,' Rachel Lorin (Recording Artist, Star of Oxygen's The Next Big Thing) singing 'Faithfully', Brian Detlefs (Trails: the Musical) singing 'Coda,' and Ashton Foster (You're Really Not Helping) singing 'Stay,' Gavin Rohrer (Revival of LMPC). (more...)

El Capitan Theatre to Host FROZEN Sing-A-Long, 8/22-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney's "Frozen" Sing-along version Aug. 22 - Sept. 7, 2014. Each screening will be accompanied by Elsa, live on stage, snow inside the theatre, plus the all-new short "Feast" from Walt Disney Animation Studios. (more...)

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