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Broadway-Bound PRETTY WOMAN Musical Set To Get a Developmental Lab This Fall
by Stephanie Wild - May 31, 2017

According to an Equity casting notice, a developmental lab of the Broadway-bound musical Pretty Woman, will be held in Manhattan in September. The musical is based on Garry Marshall's 1990 film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. (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: First Look at Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Escape to Margaritaville includes brand new music, specifically written for the musical by Jimmy Buffett, along with many of his hit songs that are near-and-dear to fans' hearts. Take a look at photos from the show below! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Escape to Margaritaville includes brand new music, specifically written for the musical by Jimmy Buffett, along with many of his hit songs that are near-and-dear to fans' hearts. The original story was created by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'). Playhouse Artistic Director and three-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley directs, and the creative team also includes Tony Award-nominated Choreographer Kelly Devine, Scenic Designer Walt Spangler, Tony Award-winning Costume Designer Paul Tazewell, two-time Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Howell Binkley, two-time Tony Award-winning Sound Designer Brian Ronan, Tony Award-nominee Christopher Jahnke as Music Supervisor. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/23/2017 - 5/30/2017
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Tracy Letts Says Broadway Bound Play THE MINUTES is Not About Trump, But is Politically Aware
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tracy Letts spoke about his play THE MINUTES which will take its place on Broadway next year. Letts describes it as an examination of personal history and how 'history sometimes is in the eye of the beholder.' (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 26th, 2017 - MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Paper Mill Playhouse's star-studded MARY POPPINS opens on Sunday! (more...)

VIDEO: Lizzie Klempere and Tam Mutu Perform "How Could I Ever Know" from 5th Avenue's THE SECRET GARDEN
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2017

Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu stars as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)

Jerry Mitchell Reveals Details on New Songs, New Scenes & More for Broadway-Bound PRETTY WOMAN Musical
by Caryn Robbins - May 25, 2017

In a new interview with EW, director Jerry Mitchell (KINKY BOOTS, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL) reveals details of the upcoming stage musical adaptation of Garry Marshall's 1990 classic PRETTY WOMAN. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 25th, 2017 - THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The new musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR bows tonight at Abingdon! (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Extends Downpour Again at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding will extend for a second week. (more...)

Historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre Gets Dedication and Renaming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Jay Irwin & Pegge Forrest Producers and The Thalians proudly present Debbie…A Night to Remember: A Dedication and Renaming of the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre at 5269 Lankershim Blvd in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, California on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The musical adaptation of the cult '90s hit ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION makes its World Premiere in Seattle! (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The pre-Broadway engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY - The Cole Porter Musical, is premiering as part of SHN's 2017 Season this summer. Newcomer Stephanie Styles and Broadway favorite Drew Gehling (Waitress) will take on the iconic roles portrayed by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the classic film, and Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) and TV and stage star Sara Chase ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt') will round out the principal casting. (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at La Jolla Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Jun 8, 2017

Escape to Margaritaville includes brand new music, specifically written for the musical by Jimmy Buffett, along with many of his hit songs that are near-and-dear to fans' hearts. Take a look at photos from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY is A Sweet Confection
by Linda Hodges - Jun 7, 2017

“Roman Holiday” is a sweet confection of a show for sure, though in its present form, it lacks the meaty bite needed to make it a Broadway special. (more...)

Breaking: Susan Stroman Will Direct Broadway-Bound CRAZY FOR YOU Revival in LA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Broadway producer Joey Parnes announced today that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, 'Crazy for You,' with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig ('Lend Me a Tenor'), will be produced by Center Theatre Group in an exclusive pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre. Susan Stroman ('The Producers,' 'Show Boat,' 'Contact'), who won the first of her five Tony Awards for choreographing the original 1992 Broadway production of the musical, will direct and choreograph this limited Los Angeles engagement which will begin performances February 7, 2018, and run through March 18, 2018. (more...)

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES is in Session at The Artistic Home 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies. As Ives did with The Liar, his 'translaptation' of Corneille's Le Menteur, he honors the French 17th Century practice of writing in verse, but uses contemporary language even as he maintains the Moliere play's original setting of Paris in 1666. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, presented as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The pre-Broadway engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY - The Cole Porter Musical, is premiering as part of SHN's 2017 Season this summer. Newcomer Stephanie Styles and Broadway favorite Drew Gehling (Waitress) will take on the iconic roles portrayed by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the classic film, and Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) and TV and stage star Sara Chase ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt') will round out the principal casting. (more...)

Pre-Sale Sets Sail Today for Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The producers of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE and BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced today that pre-sales for the Houston Premiere of the new musical comedy getaway at The Hobby Center begin today at 10:00 a.m. CST as part of a national on-sale campaign.  (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: FALSETTOS Star Brandon Uranowitz Gets His Second Shot at Tonys Glory!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 4, 2017

Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz's life in the theatre had humble origins... in the basement of his childhood home. The Falsettos star is one of four actors in his cast (along with Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block) to earn a nod this season and he couldn't be happier for the recognition. Watch as he chats about his journey from a life of homemade fog machines to a career on Broadway in the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 30th, 2017 - THE CAKE, GUYS AND DOLLS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Josh Rhodes' GUYS AND DOLLS rolls the dice on Sunday at The Old Globe! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Off Broadway-Bound A CLOCKWORK ORANGE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Direct from a sold-out, award-winning London run, director Alexandra Spencer-Jones's electrifying, critically-acclaimed stage production of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 literary masterpiece, will have its New York Premiere this fall in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Vermont Premiere of MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Opens at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 5 opening of the Vermont Premiere of Tom Duzick's heartwarming Off-Broadway comedy Miracle on South Division Street, directed by Kenneth Kimmins. Performances are Wednesday – Saturday evenings 7/5 – 7/8, Tuesday – Saturday 7/11 – 7/15 (8pm curtain), and Saturday matinees 7/8 and 7/15 (2pm curtain). (more...)

Reeve Carney and More Set for Lab of Sleepy Hollow Rock Opera HEADLESS at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

HEADLESS - a modern gothic rock-opera ghost story that revisits author Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow from co-writers Bradley Bredeweg (Freeform's 'The Fosters,' Showtime's 'Intersection,' Bill Condon's Side Show on Broadway) and Brad Hooks (Freeform's 'The Fosters') - will be the focus of a new work development lab that will explore the score, story and new stage technology over the course of two and a half weeks at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) in Beverly Hills. The lab will launch on Thursday, July 6 and will culminate with closed presentations on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 (presentations by private invitation only). (more...)

Will Elvis Musical HEARTBREAK HOTEL Strum to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse will produce the world premiere of Heartbreak Hotel, on stage August 30 to September 30. This brand new tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll is the prequel to Tony-winning, record-setting, smash hit Million Dollar Quartet that became the greatest selling show in Ogunquit Playhouse history. (more...)

TV Exclusive: Tony Winner Christopher Ashley Talks Broadway Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld exclusively spoke to Tony Award Winning Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) about his new Broadway-bound musical, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Check out the video below! (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

VIDEO: FROZEN Sends a Welcome Chill Over Summer as Banners Go Up in Denver!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

In the video below, DCPA Broadway Executive Director John Ekeberg talks about Frozen as banners for the show were hoisted throughout the Denver Performing Arts Complex - ironically, on the first day of summer! (more...)

Is HAVANA MUSIC HALL One Step Closer to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The New York Post has reported that Havana Music Hall may be one step closer to being Broadway Bound. (more...)

Stars Will Come Out for Broadhurst's 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Feinstein's/54 Below's BROADHURST AT 100!, a centennial celebration of the Broadhurst Theatre, on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. (more...)


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Nick Adams to Lead ON THE TOWN at The Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

On the Town, The 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best New Musical Revival opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, June 28 and runs through July 15. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rising Stars Jasmine Forsberg and Tony Moreno in Preparation for Life and Cabaret
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 2, 2017

It's the season of graduations and as high schoolers head off to college, it great to look back on all they've accomplished. Two local theater teens, Jasmine Forsberg and Tony Moreno are moving on to the next steps in their training and theater careers, but before they do they will perform in a Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret. I had a chance to catch up with Jasmine and Tony as they prepare. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Margaritaville and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Margaritaville and More! (more...)

'CHAD DEITY' Gives Cast Member a 'Life Imitates Art' Moment at Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

When Tampa's longest running professional theatre, Stageworks, opens the award winning production of 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity' on June 1, 2017, one cast member is having the opportunity of a lifetime by playing a role that epitomizes all the negative personality traits of a position in a business he knows too well. (more...)

BREAKING: It's Coronation Day! See Photos from FROZEN's First Day of Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

It's coronation day! Today marks the first day of rehearsal for Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, which will join Disney hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre. See brand-new photos of the cast and creatives prepping to bring Disney's latest classic to the Broadway stage below!   (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Breaking: Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced the full cast and creative team for its new Broadway musical, Frozen, which will join hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre.  (more...)

2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana, conceived by Brett Macias and Christina Quintana, which are being developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-24. Scott Frankel is the Artistic Advisor, and Catherine Sheehy is the resident Dramaturg for this year's Institute, which culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas on June 23 and 24. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

SMASH's Marilyn Monroe Musical BOMBSHELL Inches Closer to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

It's been a couple of years since BOMBSHELL, the Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC's cult series SMASH, started the long journey to Broadway. But as we bask in the afterglow of the Tony Awards, the LA Times reports the show 'looks Broadway-bound for real.' (more...)

BANDSTAND's Andy Blankenbuehler Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Andy Blankenbuehler has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography for BANDSTAND. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Choreography, BANDSTAND's Andy Blankenbuehler
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Andy Blankenbuehler has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography for Bandstand. Mr. Blankenbuehler won a 2008 Tony Award for his choreography in the Tony Award winning Best Musical In The Heights (also Lortel Award, Outer Critics Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography). He also choreographed the Broadway revival of The Apple Tree. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony's PNC Pops Season to Close with 'ELLA & LOUIS'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing —the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong during the final weekend of the 2016-2017 PNC Pops season on June 16-18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at Hobby Center
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 4, 2017

In 1994 Disney's animated feature The Lion King was the cartoon movie that broke barriers and was popular with adults and children. With its textual references to William Shakespeare's HAMLET, this age old tale is one that no one needs to go in depth about. In July of 1997, Julie Taymor along with original cartoon creatives Elton John and Tim Rice debuted a Broadway Bound music that was sure to revolutionize storytelling. Now 20 years on the boards this lavish musical continues to inspire, empower and entertain. With authentic and visceral musical arrangements by Lebo M, THE LION KING is a theatrical jewel that gleams brightly representing the essence of the Motherland- Africa. (more...)

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