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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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Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn to Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Colt Coeur Sets Line-Up for 3rd Annual #ParityPlaysFest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Colt Coeur Artistic Director Adrienne Campbell-Holt and Festival Associate Producer Brittany Coyne announce the line-up for the company's 3rd Annual #ParityPlaysFest celebrating the work of female & trans playwrights & directors. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Present Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces a special engagement of the critically-acclaimed solo piece, The Trump Card, created and performed by Mike Daisey, directed by Isaac Butler, to run October 4 - 9 in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

BWW Review: SUNNY AFTERNOON, New Alexandra Theatre, 6 September 2016
by Emma Cann - Sep 8, 2016

The Olivier Award winning musical Sunny Afternoon swung into Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre with a burst of sixties excess, rockstar brawls and real rock 'n' roll.  Based on the true story of The Kinks, their early days as a struggling rock band, their huge success and the tumultuous story of their front man, Ray Davies, Sunny Afternoon is a jukebox musical with real grit and heart. The story zips along at a healthy pace, with snapshots and vignettes of the band's life deftly strung together with songs from their back catalogue. The musical opens with one of The Kinks' very first gigs - a hilarious debacle where the London boys rock up at a very conservative Home Counties dance - and progresses to show their first number one 'You Really Got Me', on-stage fights, a tour of America which results in their eventual ban from the country, contractual difficulties, and a their enduring triumphs with songs such as 'Sunny Afternoon' and 'Waterloo Sunset.'  (more...)

Falsetto, Check! Meet the Final Frankie Valli of Broadway, Mark Ballas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Most of us know Ballas' work from the dance floor, but perhaps are not yet acquainted with his Valli-esque falsetto. Check out his pipes with a roundup of some of his past musical performances below! (more...)

Bid Now for Walk-On Roles & More at BC/EFA's 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts, rejoice - the biggest day of the year for Broadway fans is less than three weeks away. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: See OCTOBER SKY's Kyle Selig and Company Preview Tunes in Rehearsal at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run September 10 - October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. Below, watch Kyle Selig and the cast of OCTOBER SKY perform the songs 'Look to the Stars' and 'Big Creek Missile Agency' in rehearsal at The Old Globe! (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Darren Criss, Molly Ringwald and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly lineup of performances from September 7 - 18, 2016. Scroll down, and visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Move Its Feet to New Schedule on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Effective immediately, ON YOUR FEET! will now play Sunday evenings at 7pm (with the matinee moving from 3pm to 2pm), in lieu of their Wednesday night performances at 8pm. The complete performance schedule is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm & 7pm. (more...)

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to Tour the UK Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Legendary falsetto Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have announced a six-date UK tour next April 2017, which takes in The 02, London on 23rd April. (more...)

CABARET CARES Series to Return for Season 11 with Joseph Macchia Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The award-winning benefit cabaret series Cabaret Cares returns September 24th with a huge birthday celebration for producer and creator Joseph Macchia. Come celebrate Joseph's birthday on his actual birthday, followed by the 11th year kick-off of Cabaret Cares. (more...)

VIDEO: Mark Ballas Talks JERSEY BOYS Casting: 'I'm Incredibly Honored'
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Today, Mark Ballas spoke exclusively to ET about his casting in the lead role of Jersey Boys and shares, 'I've been a fan of this show since it came out.' (more...)

The Show Must Go On! ON YOUR FEET Performs Full Production Without Working Sets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

ON YOUR FEET!'s ensemble cast member Genny Lis Padilla, who also plays the role of Rebecca in the hit Broadway musical, took to Twitter last night to thank her cast and crew for pulling off an impressive feat - performing the show without working sets! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/7/2016 - Vosk Flies to WICKED, TORUK Lands in NYC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 7, 2016

Today's big news: Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin join the WICKED tour today, Cirque du Soleil's AVATAR-inspired show TORUK begins in NYC, and WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller & Jenna Ushkowitz will take part in a talkback tonight! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with WICKED's Jerad Bortz
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 6, 2016

In this episode: Wicked's Jerad Bortz has lit up the Gershwin stage for 11 years and has the attitude of, 'I get to do this everyday' and shares that experience with his cast and audience. After getting his first encouragement from his Grandma, he learned how to swing in a theme park (36 tracks), made his Broadway in Mamma Mia!, and says 'Yes' to life. (more...)

Gloria & Emilio Estefan to Guest Star on New Season of JANE THE VIRGIN
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The talented husband and wife team of Gloria and Emilio Estefan will make a guest appearance on the upcoming third season of The CW's JANE THE VIRGIN. (more...)

Tituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Will Get NYC Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Tituss Burgess has received the rights to the beloved film, 'The Preacher's Wife.' An industry presentation will be held in NYC on Monday, Sepetember 12, starring Loretta Devine and Ledisi. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/4/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/4/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/6
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 6, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 9/4/2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/30/2016 - 9/6/2016
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Hottest Articles on 8/30/2016 - 9/6/2016. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Sets Closing Date After 11 Years; DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas Will Be Final 'Frankie Valli'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys announced today that the Broadway production will end its record-breaking, 11-year run on Sunday, January 15, 2017 after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd St, NYC). (more...)

Mica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, has announced that platinum selling singer, Mica Paris, will star as 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Sunderland Empire from 28 November to 3 December 2016 and Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre for the Christmas season, from 12 December to 31 December 2016. (more...)

Casting Announcement - Trish Noble Joins the LADIES IN BLACK for 2017 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Queensland Theatre Company have announced that one of Australia's most acclaimed stars of the stage and screen, the multi-award winning actor Trisha Noble, will join the cast of Ladies in Black for the national tour in 2017. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Joins Cast of FOX Comedy MAKING HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ben Vereen has signed on for a recurring role opposite Yassir Lester and Adam Pally in the new FOX comedy series MAKING HISTORY. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Premieres in Manila, Sept. 23; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

Together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) production of Broadway and West End smash musical Jersey Boys will premiere at Meralco Theatre in Pasig City this Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m. Jersey Boys is a biographical musical based on the story of the legendary American doo-wop group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winner Christian Hoff of THE MIDTOWN MEN Talks Bringing 1960s Music To A Wider Audience
by Gianluca Russo - Sep 16, 2016

Acclaimed 1960s throwback group The Midtown Men are back on tour this fall, performing at Schenectady's Proctors Theatre tonight. The group, composed of Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, performed on Broadway together in Jersey Boys for three years before forming The Midtown Men. With having performed over 2,000 live shows together, the group couldn't be more thrilled to be back on tour and bringing the music of the 60s to audiences both new and old. Tony Winner Christian Hoff was kind enough to speak with us and tell us a little about why The Midtown Men hold a special part in his heart. (more...)

PUFFS Potter Parody Enrolls Full Class for Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - has announced the complete cast for its upcoming Off-Broadway run. (more...)

New York New Works Theatre Festival Semifinals Kick Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The third annual New York New Work Theatre Festival at the Times Square Arts Centre (300 West 43rd Street) kicks off the Semifinals on Monday, September 19 with Starmites, the Six-Time Tony-Nominated Musical and continues with shows featuring some of the cast members of Wicked, Finding Neverland and Jersey Boys. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's annual showcase of some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters will include shows by Academy Award Winner and 'Let It Go' songwriter KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ ('Frozen') and RICK ELICE ('Jersey Boys,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher'), plus music director ANDY EINHORN ('Bullets Over Broadway, 'Sondheim on Sondheim' & the upcoming 'Hello, Dolly' starring Bette Midler). Featuring performances by BETSY WOLFE ('Falsettos'), SEBASTIAN ARCELUS ('Jersey Boys,' TV series 'House of Cards' and 'Madam Secretary'), DREW GEHLING ('Waitress') and many more. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

And the Winner of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Is...
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The votes are in and America has chosen Grace VanderWaal as winner of the 11th season of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Perform on 'America's Got Talent'
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On last night's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, New York crooner Sal Valentinetti joined the cast of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys for a performance of 'Oh What a Night.' (more...)

Will HEDWIG Composer Stephen Trask Hustle New Disco Musical to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported on the latest project from the composer of cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch.   (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Tickets Now Available for JERSEY BOYS at New Orleans Saenger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tickets will go on sale¬†Friday, Sept. 23, at¬†10 a.m.¬†for the returning New Orleans engagement of the Tony¬ģ, Grammy¬ģ and Oliver Award-winning hit musical¬†Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association,¬†Jersey Boys¬†will make its Saenger Theatre debut¬†Dec. 13 - 18, 2016, as a show option of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Imani Enterprises Presents SHE SAID/ HE SAID
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Imani Enterprises presents the Toronto premiere of She Said/He Said, created and directed by award-winning artist Anne-Marie Woods (aka Amani). She Said/He Said is a play where spoken word, theatre, conflict and comedy join hands for a tragi-comic and complex look at relationships. The female/male rapport is laid bare in this battle of wits with the multi-talented Woods starring as SHE and Dora Mavor Moore Award winner Matthew G Brown as HE. She Said/He Said runs Wednesday, September 14 through Sunday, September 18 (with Media Night September 15) at Native Earth's AKI Studio (inside Daniels Spectrum) in Regent Park. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/15/2016 - THE CHERRY ORCHARD, BROADWAY VILLAINS & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 15, 2016

Today's big news: BROADWAY VILLAINS live it up at 54 Below, Barbara Cook receives The Players' first-ever Helen Hayes Award, and THE CHERRY ORCHARD, starring Diane Lane, starts previews on Broadway tonight! (more...)

BWW Profile: Emmy-Nominated Tituss Burgess - Peeno Noir, He's a Star!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 14, 2016

Burgess is nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series for his hilarious portrayal of Titus Andromedon on Netflix's UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. (more...)

Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley Will Join JERSEY BOYS Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boysannounced today that Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley will join the Broadway cast in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively) beginning Tuesday, September 20th. Richard H. Blake and Quinn VanAntwerp will play their final performances this Sunday, September 18th. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Betty Buckley and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 14-25, 2016. Scroll down or visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Vicky's of Santa Fe Announces 2017 Show Supper Club Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Vicky's of Santa Fe has announced the 2017 Show Supper Club Series. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/6/2016 - 9/13/2016
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Hottest Articles on 9/6/2016 - 9/13/2016. (more...)

Breaking News: GROUNDHOG DAY Will Arrive on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre Before Tonys Cutoff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Following its well-received premiere at The Old Vic in London, GROUNDHOG DAY will open at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) this spring. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline '49 DAYS TILL HERSTORY' Hillary Clinton Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

On Tuesday, September 20th, there will only be 49 days left until the election, and stars of stage, screen and song will come together for 49 Days Till HERstory: A Fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund.' (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/11/2016. (more...)

New York New Works Theatre Festival -Stars of Broadway Take Center Stage in Starmites Revival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

As part of the New York New Works Theatre Festival, Jenny DiNoia - who is currently starring as Elphaba on Broadway's Wicked - takes center stage in an original musical production, 'Flesh and Spirit', alongside Jonathan Ritter ('Finding Neverland'), Richard H. Blake ('Jersey Boys'), Betsy Werbel ('Wicked') Brandon Leffler ('Wicked', 'Trip of Love'), Jeffrey Sousa ('An American In Paris'). The creative team includes Steven Skeels (book, music and lyrics) who was the original star of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Starlight Express'. (more...)

CHICAGO to Bring the Cell Block to Marlowe Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: Chicago comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 12-18, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 12, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 12-18, 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Rock Musical 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Directed by world renowned director/choreographer Arlene Phillips,"27" is an intoxicating modern fable of our time, a dark interpretation of one of humanity's oldest stories. It has music, book and lyrics and is co-directed by Sam Cassidy. (more...)

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