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How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out at Broadwayís runaway smash-hit, Jersey Boys. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of the 2006 takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. As Clive Barnes in the New York Post says, "Itís just too good to be true." Discover the secret of a 40-year friendship: four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. And experience electrifying performances of the golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "Sherry," "Big Girls Donít Cry," "Canít Take My Eyes Off You," "Dawn," "My Eyes Adored You," and more. The New York Times says, "The crowd goes wild!"


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Mark Ballas to Return as 'Frankie Valli' When JERSEY BOYS Hits Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Los Angeles engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, previewing May 16 and 17, opening May 18 continuing through June 24, 2017, at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Presents San Diego Premiere of SHOCKHEADED PETER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Cygnet's fourteenth season ends with the manic, irreverent and wildly imaginative presentation of the theatrical event, Shockheaded Peter. This 1998 musical took a famed German children's book series and turned it into an instant classic. The stage production of Shockheaded Peter won rave reviews around the world as one of the most original collaborations of its kind. It featured music by The Tiger Lillies, a three-piece band with a cult following in London, and includes graphic and hilariously sadistic lessons for children about what will happen to them if they don't do as they are told. These cautionary tales for children become lessons for adults in the completely demented stage production. (more...)

Announcing the 2017-18 Broadway Sacramento Season at the Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

California Musical Theatre announced the 2017-18 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring four shows not previously presented in the series and two that are favorites of Broadway Sacramento audiences. The season features Sacramento premieres of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Something Rotten!, Finding Neverland, and An American in Paris. Returning shows are The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys. (more...)

Corey Mach, Sydney Morton, Jelani Remy and Natalie Weiss to Belt Beyonce & Bruno Mars in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

New York City's acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will head to Washington D.C. on April 15th at 8pm, honoring two major legends of pop with Broadway Sings Beyonce & Bruno Mars. The one-night-only concert will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of these two groundbreaking artists, accompanied by a spectacular band playing original orchestrations. (more...)

2017 Garden State Film Festival Celebrated Honorees, Winners At The Film Festival's 15th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Thousands of people attended the Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City last weekend (March 30-April 2, 2017). The four-day weekend event welcomed celebrities, honorees, film industry execs and movie fans to Resorts Casino Hotel and other Atlantic City venues. (more...)

M&M American Dance Company Presents CONTACT!, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

In this passionate and original show of dance and love songs, the gifted and elegant husband and wife song and dance team Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson, featuring their company M&M American Dance Theatre, will present ¬ďCONTACT!¬Ē at the South Point's 400-seat showroom on¬†Sunday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.¬†The (more...)

The Path Fund Inc. presents PERFORMING ARTISTS THAT HELP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Path Fund Inc.¬ģ is kicking off their 10th year by doing what they do best: rockin' out with some of Broadway's hottest stars. On Monday, May 1, 2017 at Bar 9 (807 9th Avenue) at 7:30 p.m. PERFORMING ARTISTS THAT THELP, will give you a chance to get to know The Path Fund¬ģ. The show will be modeled after Path Fund's signature rock concert series, ROCKERS ON BROADWAY¬ģ, now in its 24th year. This fun and unique charity event features both Broadway's best rockers and Broadway's next up. (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Fears PBS-Taped FALSETTOS May Never Air Due to Proposed Budget Cuts
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 6, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Broadway alum Andrew Rannells talked to Seth about discovering musical theater through PBS and the important role it plays in education. (more...)

Exclusive: PBS Assures Viewers FALSETTOS Revival Will Air as Planned
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 6, 2017

This afternoon, BWW received word from PBS that FALSETTOS will indeed air as planned, as part of the network's 'Live from Lincoln Center' series. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD National Tour to Play Sacramento Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Broadway Sacramento is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Sacramento Community Center Theater April 18 - 23. (more...)

Wayne Brady, Miranda Rae Mayo and Mark Hood Sign on for BROADWAY AT W - CHICAGO Launch
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Five-time Emmy winner Wayne Brady, along with NBC's Chicago Fire star Miranda Rae Mayo and Season 9 The Voice contestant Mark Hood have signed on as special guests for the launch of BROADWAY AT W - CHICAGO CITY CENTER. (more...)

SWAN LAKE, The Midtown Men, WEST SIDE STORY and More Coming Up This Spring at MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Scroll down for the latest list of events running April - June at Mayo Performing Arts Center. An additional event will be added in June, with details to be announce shortly! (more...)

CTG Launches INTO THE WOODS Mobile App, Readies for Family Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

To celebrate the arrival of the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of "Into the Woods" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group has launched the "GO! To The Woods" mobile app and will hold a special "Family Day" event on Saturday, April 8, 2017. (more...)

Van Wezel Announces Broadway, Classical & Dance Subscriptions for 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

As our remarkable '16-'17 season draws to an end, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is elated to announce its upcoming 2017-2018 Broadway, Dance and Classical series! (more...)

Almog Pail to Celebrate Pin-Up Rita Hayworth in ME, MYSELF AND RITA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Almog Pail in 'Me, Myself and Rita' on April 20th, 2107. Join actor, writer and singer Almog Pail in an unconventional musical storytelling by 1940's Hollywood's pin-up Rita Hayworth, inspired by true events. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/28/2017 - 4/4/2017
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SOMETHING ROTTEN!, THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET! and More Set for SHN's 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

SHN announced seven Broadway musicals coming to the SHN Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres that make up the 2017-2018 SHN Season.  (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

First Listen to 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you a first listen to the song 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from the show below! (more...)

The Heart of Education Awards to Honor Outstanding CCSD Teachers on 4/29 at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following a successful inaugural event in 2016, the finalists for the 2017 Heart of Education Awards will be honored at a red-carpet ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. This second-annual awards event, powered by The Rogers Foundation, celebrates Clark County School District (CCSD) teachers who go above and beyond for their students. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charing Cross Theatre presents THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis and More to Rock Out at PERFORMING ARTISTS THAT HELP for The Path Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Path Fund Inc. is kicking off their 10th year by doing what they do best: rockin' out with some of Broadway's hottest stars. (more...)

Jason Donovan to Star as 'Sam Phillips' in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit embarks on its first ever UK Tour, visiting Manchester Palace Theatre from 15-20 May, and the cast is revealed for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza. (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Bring Timeless Classics to UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The summer of 2017 brings a nostalgic show with some very famous musical talents to Rahway's Union County Performing Arts Center. Songbird LLC will present Broadway and Beyond on the venue's Hamilton Stage on June 10 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Johannesburg Boys To Star In PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Showtime Management, SA Producers of the international hit musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert announced the three Johannesburg boys who join the all South African cast alternating the role of Benji when the show opens at The Teatro, Montecasino on 29 April. (more...)

Jeremy Schonfeld Band Plays Rockwood Music Hall with Special Guests Brook Wood and Max Sangerman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Jeremy Schonfeld Band will take the stage at Rockwood for a night of old favorites and new tunes. The band will appear on Rockwood Stage 2 (196 Allen St., New York, NY 10002) on Sunday, April 23 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit¬†Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award¬ģ nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Lisa Jason Announces ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Another Hundred People is Lisa Jason's loving, humorous and personal tribute to the joys and struggles of being an artist in New York. Like so many young people with a head full of dreams, Jason first moved to New York at the age of seventeen to be a ballet dancer/rock star. Marriage and parenthood took her away from the city she so loved. With her youngest child off to college and alone again, Jason moved back to New York to chase her dreams (more...)

Greasepaint Youtheatre presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Greasepaint Youtheatre presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, MAY 5 - 14, 2017, a playful  prequel to the Peter Pan story.Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, and the musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY) brings to life the Tony-winning story of Peter Pan before he became the boy who wouldn't grow up.  Elice adapted a children's book series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson into a high seas adventure for the stage, complete with an unwilling band of orphans, Molly, a courageous young girl, and a mysterious cargo onboard the Neverland.  The ship is taken over by pirates and the children use their guile and a little magic to keep the treasure out of the pirates' hands. High seas pursuit, hurricanes, mermaids and shipwrecks make for a breathtaking journey. It's all brought to life by a handful of actors who create a story with over a hundred characters.  (more...)

Poway OnStage Presents THE DOO WOP PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Tracing the history of vocal music in the United States from the 1950s through today The Doo Wop Project brings five-part harmony to Poway OnStage for one-night-only, April 29, 2017. (more...)

Jenna Ushkowitz, Nicholas Barasch Sign on for 54 SINGS ED SHEERAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Jenna Ushkowitz (Waitress, Glee), Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me), Jon Hacker (Jersey Boys), Iain Young (Newsies), Kaitlyn Frank (Newsies), and Anthony Norman (Newsies) have joined the cast of 54 Sings Ed Sheeran at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, April 26th. (more...)

Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 13, 2017

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: See Christian Borle and More in a Mouth-Watering First Look at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sweet first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: BEATSVILLE: THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 13, 2017

Bebop Jazz Meets Musical Theatre in Asolo's World Premiere, Beatsville: A Beatnik Musical (more...)

MOTOWN and DREAMGIRLS Stars Launch WEST END UNPLUGGED at W London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On Monday, April 17th, 2017 42 Seven Productions, the producers of the hit BROADWAY AT W concert series, takes on the West End with the stars and cast members of Motown the Musical launching WEST END UNPLUGGED AT W. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS to Open Australian Tour in September 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The international blockbuster musical Jersey Boys will open its Australian tour in September 2018 at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. This premiere season has been secured for Sydney by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher star in The Addams Family, coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (May). (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Lounge a Little Longer at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Due to incredible demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its world-premiere production of Escape to Margaritaville, now scheduled to run May 9 - June 25. Individual tickets for the show went on sale to the public Sunday, March 26, shattering box office records. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President; Paul Libin, Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel, Senior Vice President) are proud to announce the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).   (more...)

TPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Fun Home, Waitress and An American in Paris headline the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Series, which leads off with the world premiere of a new musical in development - Part of the Plan, an original musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring songs from the catalog of famed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. (more...)

VIDEO: Former Elphabas Jackie Burns, Teal Wicks, and Carrie Manolakos Unite to Support Arts for Autism
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2017

Former Elphabas Jackie Burns, Teal Wicks, and Carrie Manolakos performed a special version of Defying Gravity at last year's Arts for Autism event. Get ready for this year's with a just-released video version below! (more...)

The Midtown Men to Channel JERSEY BOYS and More at MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Midtown Men -- featuring four stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys -- star in a one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the 1960s at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with GREAT COMET's Katrina Yaukey
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 11, 2017

In this episode: Katrina Yaukey of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, is a quadruple threat, having made a Broadway career singing, dancing, acting and playing instruments; which she feels is just an extension of her voice. She is equally talented at all four and has found her niche. Kat has embraced her uniqueness and has combined her individually with her marketability. She was an oboe major in school, made her Broadway debut after submitting a cassette tape, and today runs up and down stairs at the Imperial Theatre with hot pink in her hair, playing an accordion. (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Corey Mach and More to Belt Out Beyonce & Bruno Mars This Weekend in Philly
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

New York City's acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will head to Philadelphia on April 14th at 8pm, honoring two major legends of pop with Broadway Sings Beyonce & Bruno Mars. (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Hit the National Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play the National Theatre, where the original touring production made its Washington-area premiere 20 years ago, for one week only, June 20 through 25, 2017. (more...)

Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the concert series Music Mondays, on Monday nights in July and August at 8 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'Luck Be a Lady' from GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices released the ninth video in their 'Broadway Our Way' series today, taking a fresh spin on the classic 'Luck Be A Lady' from the multi-award-winning musical GUYS AND DOLLS, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (How to Succeed In Business; The Most Happy Fella; Where's Charley). Check it out below! (more...)

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