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Spice Girls Musical VIVA FOREVER to Open on West End December 2012?
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Baz Bamigboye of Daily Mail writes that Judy Craymer's new musical, VIVA FOREVER, a modern fable of camaraderie, love and loyalty based on the songs of the Spice Girls, will open in the West End before the end of the year. The musical, to be directed by Paul Garrington, will open at the Piccadilly Theatre in December 2012. (more...)

Warchus, Fellowes, A.R. Rahman to Collaborate on SLUMDOG Musical?
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

According to Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Downton Abbey's creator Julian Fellowes is currently in talks to write the book for an upcoming musical version of the Oscar-winning 2008 film 'Slumdog Millionaire.' Ghost and Matitlda director Matthew Warchus has been approached to direct. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's KISS ME KATE to Transfer to Old Vic?
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

According to Baz Bamigboye for Daily Mail, Trevor Nunn's upcoming production of KISS ME KATE will transfer to the Old Vic after playing Chichester Festival Theatre this June. The production, which will star Hannah Waddingham, Alex Bourne and Adam Garcia, is set to open at CFT on June 18 and run through September 1. Possible transfer dates have not yet been announced. (more...)

Arvada Center Holds DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Auditions in NYC, 6/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

The Arvada Center will hold auditions for the musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., June 28 and 29; and in New York City, June 9 -11. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod A. Lansberry, with musical direction by David Nehls and choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. (more...)

Liberty Showcase Theatre Presents GODSPELL, 7/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

Liberty Showcase Theatre will present the musical GODSPELL by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, directed by Ted McCadden and Jay Althouse, and choreographed by Doug Kotula, July 20 through July 29, 2012. (more...)

The Company Theatre Group's SAVAGE IN LIMBO to Open 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

The Company Theatre Group, Inc. is happy to present SAVAGE IN LIMBO - a play by John Patrick Shanley, the Oscar winning writer of Moonstruck who has also received the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony for the play Doubt. (more...)

CINDERELLA & ROCKERFELLA Plays Tuar Ard Theatre, June 9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

Expressions School of Speech & Drama present 'Cinderella & Rockerfella' in Tuar Ard Theatre, Moate tonight, 9th June 8pm and Sunday, 10th June, matinee 3pm. (more...)

Mark Della Ventura's SMALL MEMBERSHIP World Premiere At Alliance Theatre Lab
by Beau Higgins - Jun 8, 2012

Meet Matt, a 26 year old seeking attention and guidance from a group of strangers.The show centers on male insecurity and through a series of flashbacks we see his childhood and adulthood struggles with puberty, sexual orientation, anxiety, true love, heartbreak and self-determined celibacy. 'Small Membership' is a one person show about a big boy with a small problem," says Della Ventura. (more...)

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2012-13 Season: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) commemorates its 20th anniversary in the 2012-2013 Season. Engelbert Humperdinck, who performed in the CCPAs first season, returns to kick-start the theaters 2012-2013 Season with concerts on August 18 and 19. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Comes to Chapel Street Playhouse, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

After 39 long years of debauchery and Rock N' Roll fun, The Rocky Horror Show - the original cult classic musical - finally makes its debut at the Chapel Street Playhouse. The Rocky Horror Show is the timeless story of what happens when two seemingly innocent, straight laced kids get their worlds rocked and turned upside down by a deranged mad scientist/sexual deviant transvestite from the Planet Transexual in the galaxy of Transylvania! Featuring hit songs such as "The Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite" and "Hot Patootie," expect Rocky to the biggest party of the summer. Audience participation is highly encouraged. Due to content and language, Rocky is not recommended for children under 13 years of age. (more...)

World Premiere of TRIO LOS MACHOS by Josefina Lopez Plays Now thru 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

Casa 0101 Theater will present the World Premiere of "Trio Los Machos," with songs made famous by the singing group, Trio Los Panchos, at the new Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First Street (at Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., tonight, June 8 - July 8, 2012. (more...)

MoMA Launches Art Lab App
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

The Museum of Modern Art introduces theMoMA Art Lab app for the Apple iPad, the Museum's first art-making app. Inspired by MoMA Art Labs, a series of interactive spaces at the Museum where kids and adults can engage with art through hands-on activities, the app offers an open-ended exploration of the various ways in which simple shapes and lines can be transformed into art. Through diverse activities and prompts for creative ideas, the Art Lab app encourages kids ages seven and up to think about artistic processes and experiment with shapes, lines, and colors-inspiring digital play. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents MAHLER 9, Now thru 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Mahler's Ninth Symphony for the Orchestra's 2011-12 classical-season finale tonight, June 7 and June 9 and 10 in Newark and Morristown. (more...)

American Sign Language Performance of Ruth Margraff's ANGER/FLY Set for June 22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will translate Trap Door Theatre's critically acclaimed production of ANGER/FLY on Friday, June 22. The ASL interpretation of ANGER/FLY is part of Trap Door Theatre's continuing commitment to making a top-flight theatre experience accessible to a wide range of audiences. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Begins Demolition and Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

The Long Wharf Theatre staff is ready to hand over the Mainstage to Petra Construction for demolition and renovation. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Begin UK Performances Feb 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON, is set to begin performances in the UK at the Prince of Wales Theatre, February 25, 2013, with an official opening later in March. (more...)

JAMES BOND Star Roger Moore to Take 'An Evening With Sir Roger Moore' on Tour, Oct 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

According to the Daily Mail, film and TV star Roger Moore will kick off a national tour of 'An Evening With Sir Roger Moore' at the Malvern Theatre Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, followed by stops throughout the country through Oct. 26. At each performance, Gareth Owen will interview Moore and open the floor for an audience Q&A. (more...)

Rowan Atkinson Set for QUARTERMAINE'S TERMS at Wyndham's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

According to the Daily Mail, Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) is set to star in Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms at Wyndham's Theatre. The show will go on a short tour before opening at Wyndham's on Jan. 23. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mark Evans About His New Album And Those GHOST Closing Rumours
by Carrie Dunn - Jun 6, 2012

Mark Evans has one of the West End's plum jobs - he's been playing Sam in Ghost for the past six months. And now his album The Journey Home is about to be released. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 6th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 6, 2012

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 non-Equity Jeff Award winners are announced, and we cover 18 regional theaters and their summer offerings, from northern Wisconsin to St. Louis and southern Illinois, from southwest Michigan to western Illinois. It's the Regional Summer Musical Theater Scene! (more...)

Flo Rida to Perform on FOX's TEEN CHOICE 2012, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

International superstar Flo Rida will perform at TEEN CHOICE 2012 airing live Sunday, July 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Additionally, DJ Pauly D will keep the beats going all night as 'Choice DJ' for the event, which also will include a previously announced performance by No Doubt. (more...)

Laboratory Theater's GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES Returns 6/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES is described as 'a meditative, cowboy dance-drama about the spiritual imprint of the windswept landscape of the American west. In an impressionistic narrative drawn from a variety of sources, two outlaws on the trail of an old adversary take work as jewel thieves for a washed up brothel madam. In a chance encounter with a traveling magician, they locate their enemy and conjure the violent forces of nature through sex-magic to take revenge.' (more...)

POTTED POTTER Set for Makati City Performances 8/28-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

POTTED POTTER opens at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave, Makati City on 28th August and will play only 10 shows. Playing to sold-out houses all over the world, POTTED POTTER takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic! (more...)

Opera School of the Vienna State Opera Seeks Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

Die Opernschule der Wiener Staatsoper veranstaltet am 14. Juni 2012 um 17.00 Uhr eine Aufnahmeprüfung für Kinder im Alter zwischen 7 und 10 Jahren für den 1. Jahrgang des Schuljahres 2012/2013. Informationen/Anmeldung: (+43/1) 51444/2648 Anmeldeformular erhältlich per E-Mail: opernschule@wiener-staatsoper.at. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Presents THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Now thru 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

Theatre Under The Stars presents The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas tonight, June 5 through June 17, 2012 at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts. (more...)

World Premiere of TRIO LOS MACHOS by Josefina Lopez Set for 6/8-7/8 - With the Music of Trío Los Panchos
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Casa 0101 Theater will present the World Premiere of "Trio Los Machos," with songs made famous by the singing group, Trio Los Panchos, at the new Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First Street (at Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., June 8 - July 8, 2012. (more...)

Elza Zagreda Set for Return of DATING DEPRESSION AND DIRTBAGS: A LOVE STORY June 20-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Dating Depression and Dirtbags…A Love Story, written by and starring Elza Zagreda returns starting Wednesday, June 20th at Stage Left Studios. Joan Kane directs. (more...)

Houston Ballet Takes Top Honors at Crystal Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Houston Ballet took top honors in two categories in the Crystal Awards, recognizing marketing excellence: Marketing Campaign- Non Profit for the marketing campaign for performances of Houston Ballet's holiday favorite The Nutcracker; and Product or Service Brochure- Two or more for Houston Ballet's 2011-12 season subscription brochures. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds, Betty Buckley and More Set for Richmond Hill Centre's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its 2012-2013 Season today, featuring Debbie Reynolds and Betty Buckley. Filled with premieres and exclusive GTA appearances the 2012-2013 Season, Captured Moments, will further solidify the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts as the centre of culture in York Region. (more...)

Arvada Center Holds DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Auditions in Denver, 6/28-29; NYC, 6/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The Arvada Center will hold auditions for the musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., June 28 and 29; and in New York City, June 9 -11. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod A. Lansberry, with musical direction by David Nehls and choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MEN OF MAH JONGG at the Adobe Theater Delivers More Than Just Laughter.
by Anya Sebastian - Jun 4, 2012

THE MEN OF MAH JONGG is not your typical comedy. Watching four, aging Jewish guys, sitting around in a New York apartment, kvetching about life, love, money and relationships, doesn't exactly sound much like a fun-filled scenario. . . (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2012 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Pittsburgh CLO is to announce that the 2012 Summer Season will include the Pittsburgh premiere of Come Fly Away, the new Broadway musical that brings together the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra and the creative vision of Tony Award®-winner Twyla Tharp. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Offers Second Free Fan Performance in June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will celebrate its first anniversary on Broadway on March 24. In celebration of the show's first year on Broadway, the production today announced a free fan performance, which has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 2:00 PM, for entrants of the show's wildly popular ticket lottery. (more...)

Non-Equity Jeff Awards Present Special Jeff Award to Theater on the Lake Tonight, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

At the Non-Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony tonight, June 4, 2012, a Special Jeff Award will be presented to the Theater on the Lake of the Chicago Park District in honor of the theater's 60th anniversary in June 2012 and in recognition of its long contribution to the vitality of the city's theatre scene. (more...)

The Company Theatre Group's SAVAGE IN LIMBO Opens Tonight, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

The Company Theatre Group, Inc. is happy to present SAVAGE IN LIMBO - a play by John Patrick Shanley, the Oscar winning writer of Moonstruck who has also received the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony for the play Doubt. (more...)

Brooklyn's Northside Festival Runs Now thru June 21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

Now in its fourth year, the Northside Festival (June 14-21, www.northsidefestival.com), Brooklyn's preeminent music and emerging culture festival, showcases the next generation of artists, innovators and problem-solvers, all within the walkable radius of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Today's announcement was made at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Rotunda by Northside Media Group CEO Scott Stedman and President Daniel Stedman, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Brooklyn-born special guest GZA, founding member of legendary NYC rap group Wu-Tang Clan. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Kicks Off National Casting Search
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit musical with productions in New York, Chicago and touring across North America, is launching a national casting search seeking musicians/actors for the roles of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for future replacements and understudies for the Chicago and touring productions. (more...)

Folk Music Society of New York to Host ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND SONG SWAP on 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. in association with the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club have announced an Ice Cream Social and Song Swap/Jam on Friday, July 20, 2012, 7:30 PM at OSA Hall, 220 E. 23rd St, Suite 707 (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues), New York, 10010. (more...)

The South Florida Theatre League's A TASTE OF SUMMER THEATRE
by Beau Higgins - Jun 14, 2012

The South Florida Theatre League announced the creation of A Taste of Summer Theatre - an exciting new promotion which will run this summer through August 31, as a part of the WLRN Summer Theatre Fest. A Taste of Summer Theatre has been created to encourage patrons to attend theatres they might not otherwise patronize, and reward those who attend multiple Theatre League theatres over the course of the summer. (more...)

Comedy Central to Celebrate 'Merry Half-Christmas', 6/25
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

Break out the eggnog and gather up your friends, it's the 'Workaholics' special time of year again...Half-Christmas! Co-workers and roommates 'Adam,' 'Blake' and 'Ders' are celebrating their favorite holiday on-air and online in the days leading up to Monday, June 25. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 13th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 13, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Our Tony Award wrap-up, all that 'Rock Of Ages,' three musical tribute shows, two operettas, a stellar TYA 'Beauty' and Kristin Chenoweth, plus more! (more...)

LIVE! WITH KELLY Announces 'Coast to Coast Co-Host Search'
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Nationally-syndicated morning show LIVE! WITH KELLY announces a nation-wide search for one lucky viewer to have the chance to go from watching 'LIVE' at home to co-hosting for a day with Kelly Ripa: 'LIVE's Coast-To-Coast Co-Host Search.' (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Announces Casting Calls Throughout Texas
by Kathy Strain - Jun 11, 2012

Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas will play host to open casting calls for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET on June 27, 2012. (more...)

The Production Company Presents World Premiere of Steve Yockey's VERY STILL AND HARD TO SEE, Now thru 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Artistic Directors August Viverito and T L Kolman have announced the third offering of The Production Company's 2012 season: the world premiere of Steve Yockey's VERY STILL AND HARD TO SEE. Helmed by director Michael Matthews and an all-star production team including lighting design by Tim Swiss and sound design by Tony Award nominee Cricket S. Myers. This production will run tonight, June 1 through July 7, 2012 at The Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038. (more...)

Randy Rainbow to Host Tony Awards Party at 54 BELOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

54 BELOW, Broadway's nightclub, will host "Celebrate the Tonys," a Tony Awards® viewing party for the theatre community and fans on Sunday, June 10 beginning at 6PM. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry Presents 14th Annual Playwrights Retreat & Festival of New Plays, 6/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, continues its tradition of excellence, developing works by new and established Native American playwrights at its highly regarded PLAYWRIGHTS RETREAT AND FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, and culminating in staged public readings of three intriguing new works tonight, June 1, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Autry National Center's Wells Fargo Theater. (more...)

Buck Creek Players Present THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Now thru 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

The most celebrated musical of the 2006 Broadway season, The Drowsy Chaperone, a new musical comedy, is coming to the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Avenue, for nine performances, tonight June 1 through June 17, 2012. With music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, this musical within a comedy takes a modern-day spin on musical comedies of old. (more...)

Surfside Players' Playwriting Contest Winner, A WASPS' NEST, Runs 6/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Surfside Players will present the winner of the twelfth annual Playwriting Contest, A WASPS' NEST. David Beyer, retired artistic director for the Indian River Players, has crafted a jewel of a comedy about an elderly widower dating a younger woman whom his children suspect may have Mafia connections. (more...)

Commedia Beauregard Presents CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER, Now thru 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

This Friday, Commedia Beauregard, a Chicago-based theater company dedicated to producing plays in translation, opens its final production of the 2011-2012 Season. Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather will be presented at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, Ill. The production opens tonight, June 1 at 7:30p.m. Remaining shows are scheduled for Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through June 24, 2012. (more...)

GHOST Closing In The West End, Replaced By VIVA FOREVER?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

The Daily Mail is reporting that Ghost The Musical will be closing at the Piccadilly Theatre to make way for Viva Forever, the Spice Girls musical. (more...)

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