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Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

Practice Makes Perfect! Rehearsals Start Next Week for GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 9, for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards Winners Announced - Jimmy Johansmeyer, Mary Mannix and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 5, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Cleveland winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Derek McLane, Santo Loquasto, David Korins Among Nominees for 2017 Art Directors Guild Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Art Directors Guild has announced nominees for 21st annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, featuring 11 categories in theatrical motion pictures, TV, commercials and music videos. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of CAGNEY Gathers at New York Stock Exchange to Ring Closing Bell
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Led by star Robert Creighton, the cast of Cagney celebrated a visit to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday December 30th to ring the closing bell. Cagney is the dramatic new musical that follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood, from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to the cinema's original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton, in the role he was born to play, joins the cast who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites. (more...)

Cherry Creek Theatre Company Presents RED HOT AND COLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

A "swellegant" theatrical party, spanning the life of the great and irrepressible wit, Cole Porter, this two-act revue traces Cole's career from Indiana to the world stages of New York, London, Paris and Venice, through his marriage, his friendships with the greats of his age and the tragic riding accident that crippled him in mid-career, physically, but not artistically. (more...)

Colin Hanlon Will Join IN TRANSIT; Telly Leung Departs for Personal Obligation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The producers of IN TRANSIT announced today that Broadway veteran Colin Hanlon (Falsettos, Rent) will assume the role of 'Steven' in Broadway's first a cappella musical, beginning Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

This is the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film 'The Apartment'. (more...)

Musicals Tonight! Announces Revival of ANYTHING GOES at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Anything Goes hasmusic and lyrics by Cole Porter and is set on an ocean liner where Reno Sweeney is en route to England. Her pal Billy has stowed away to be near his love, Hope, but she is engaged to a wealthy Lord. Also on board are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martinand his sidekick-in-crime Erma. (more...)

Best of 2016 BWW Rhode Island – Critics' Picks: As Selected by Your Local Reviewers
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 31, 2016

2016 was a year for imagination and innovation on Rhode Island stages. Here's a look back on some of the productions that stole the spotlight in the Ocean State this season. (more...)

BWW Feature: Our Favorite Moments of 2016
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 31, 2016

By all accounts, 2016 has been quite the rollercoaster ride. Fortunately for DFW audiences, the local theatre community and many of the touring productions delivered nothing short of a stellar year, setting quite a high bar for upcoming performances. As we say goodbye to another December, we'd like to look back on a handful of memories that stood out among the long list of Playbills we've gathered. And like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, these live theatre moments will be remembered as a few of our favorite things. We present this list in no particular order, and without awards or titles bestowed upon those listed. To everyone who contributed to the DFW theatre community in 2016, we thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. (more...)


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Cast of off-Broadway's CAGNEY Proves 'The Show Must Go On'!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The cast of off-Broadway's hit musical CAGNEY, which follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to one of Hollywood's brightest stars, proved the old adage that the show must go on. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, John Bishop's riotous comedy whodunit, opening January 14th, 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Happy Holidays from ALADDIN's Andrew Cao
by Stage Tube - Dec 25, 2016

Cuteness explosion! Check out this delightful video from ALADDIN ensemble member Andrew Cao and his family. (more...)

Single Tickets Now on Sale for LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Tickets are on sale for the 3rd show of our 39th season, the family classic- LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL! And, as an added bonus, we've given our loyal patrons a discount!  (more...)

Cast Announced for MARY POPPINS in Zurich and Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. (more...)

CAGNEY Celebrates 300th Performance at The Westside Theater Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chat's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary and Pee Wee's Christmas Special
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 21, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Pee Wee gives us the gift of The Del Rubio Triplets & Stephen Sondheim gives us the gift of wisdom.  (more...)

3rd Annual STEM Fest to Sets January Lineup at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Storytellers, comedians, playwrights, musicians, and, yes, even scientists will show us just how entertaining the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics can be. It might not have clicked in 9th grade, but now there are drinks and you're no longer stuck in puberty. (more...)

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre Presents ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present the classic Cole Porter musical Anything Goes with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, and New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman. (more...)

"We Are… ON BROADWAY!" A Concert Celebrating Penn State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

After a sold-out performance last year, alumni from the Penn State School of Theatre return to State College for 'We Are... ON BROADWAY!', a one-night-only concert. (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY Company Celebrates 300th Performance off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome Tony Walton for 'Dramalogue' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Tony Walton, who has designed sets and costumes for film, opera, ballet, and television but is perhaps best known for his extensive work in theatre, will appear live, onstage at Palm Beach Dramaworks on Tuesday, January 3, to discuss his distinguished career with J. Barry Lewis as part of the popular series Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! The program will be presented twice, at 2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

The Piano Men and More Coming Up in 2017 at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Scroll down for Mayo Performing Arts Center's just-announced lineup for January through March! (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

CAGNEY to Mark 300th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 300th performance on Wednesday afternoon, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Animal Trainer Bill Berloni Tames Hounds in A CHRISTMAS STORY at Virginia Rep
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

Broadway dog trainer Bill Berloni isn't just a Tony Honoree - he's also a true animal lover. In the video below, learn more about his history training Broadway's most famous dogs, and how he brought Moose and Reba to the Virginia Repertory Theatre stage in A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 19, 2016

Richard Maltby Jr, acclaimed lyricist and director, sits down again with Rob and Kevin to pull back the curtain on his illustrious career. In this episode, Richard discusses how he met David Shire, looks back on Love Match & How Do You Do I Love You, two musicals that never came to Broadway, and the process of working with choreographers. Plus, Richard pulls back the curtain on such legends as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ronny Graham, and Cameron Mackintosh. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 18, 2016
by - Dec 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Steel Panther Brings Christmas Early With Premiere of New Single 'Anything Goes'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Rock N' Roll fans looking to turn up the holiday cheer this season, look no further. Today the internationally renowned glam rock band Steel Panther debuted their sing-a-long music video for Anything Goe (more...)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez Discusses the Story Behind IN TRANSIT'S 'Saturday Night'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

In an interview with Village Voice this week, songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez tells the story of how 'Saturday Night' from the newest Broadway musical, IN TRANSIT, came to be. (more...)

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company announced casting for the Fort Lauderdale premiere of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET. CABARET is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a limited two week run, January 10 - 22, 2017. (more...)

GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Headed Off-Broadway in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank will present the New York premiere of the critically acclaimed Signature Theatre production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates HIGH FIDELITY and Bette Midler
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 14, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Broadway gets down & Bette clams up. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN to End Run at The Marriott on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring '20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, playing now through December 31, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Catch the show before the New Year! (more...)

Breaking News: We've Got the Low Down- Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Will Lead Manhattan Concert Productions' CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions has just announced lead casting for their 25th anniversary concert version of Gershwin's musical comedy Crazy for You. Tony award nominees Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes, will co-star as Bobby Child and Polly Baker for this one night only event at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will direct the Tony Award-winning Crazy for You 25 years to the day from its opening night on Broadway. The performance features Stroman's choreography from the original production, a chorus of 240 singers from across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Following the success of The Secret Garden earlier this year, Crazy for You marks the fifth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions' critically acclaimed Broadway Series that has also included Parade, Titanic, and Ragtime. (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

Barrett Doss & More Will Join Andy Karl in GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Producers Whistle Pig, Columbia Live Stage, and The Dodgers, with Michael Watt, are pleased to announce casting for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit with Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 13, 2016

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company welcomed Kelli O'Hara (Lilli Vanessi), Will Chase (FrEd Graham), Robert Fairchild (Bill), Helene Yorke (Lois), Chuck Cooper (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Norm Lewis (Harrison), Richard Kind (Gangster) and John Pankow (Gangster) for a one-night-only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music direction by Patrick Vaccariello and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director, Scott Ellis, directed this special event. (more...)

Photo Coverage: IN TRANSIT Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Dec 12, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical officially opened last night, December 11, at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of IN TRANSIT!
by Walter McBride - Dec 12, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical officially opened last night, December 11, at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IN TRANSIT Arrives on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Dec 12, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical officially opened last night, December 11, at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Talks 42ND STREET-esque Beginnings on CBS' SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2016

Sutton Foster's start on Broadway is the real-life version of the stuff movie musicals are made of; one week before the opening of Throughly Modern Millie on Broadway, Foster received a call from director Michael Mayer, bumping her up from understudy to the star of the show—and the rest is musical theatre history. This morning, Foster sat down with CBS' Mo Rocca to chat about her journey as a Broadway actress, and her current starring roles in TV Land's Younger and The New Group's Sweet Charity. When speaking about the latter, in reference to recovering from her divorce several years ago, Foster said, “What's interesting is that I know [Charity], because I think I have been her, but luckily, I don't feel like I'm her now.”  (more...)

Video Roundup: A Cappella Goes Broadway—Featuring Pentatonix, Peter Hollens, Nick Pitera, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

With the opening of Broadway's first a cappella musical, In Transit, just hours away, BroadwayWorld takes a look at some of our favorite a cappella covers of Broadway songs and full musical medleys. Check out the videos below, and let us know your favorite a cappella musical theatre numbers in the comments! (more...)

Review Roundup: IN TRANSIT Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Dec 11, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical officially opened tonight, Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:30pm at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: IN TRANSIT Company and Creative Team Take Opening Night Bows
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical officially opened tonight, Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:30pm at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street), and we've got video of the company and creative team taking their first post-opening bows on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto are thrilled to announce a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale" Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, "Desperate Housewives"), Barry Pearl ("Grease"), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), "American Idol" finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. "Last year's holiday confection returns with an all-new Lythgoe Family Panto event on our stage!" comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. Remarks Becky Lythgoe, "We are delighted to be back at the Playhouse with our second show and with this extraordinary cast for a truly magical holiday show!" SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT will begin performances on Wednesday, December 7; will open on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm and will run through Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.  (more...)

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