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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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Liberace Bio Musical Back on Track with New Producer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Following the success of HBO's film BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, executive producer Jerry Weintraub began making moves to bring the legendary Liberace's story to the stage. According to the New York Post, a musical will likely be on the horizon.  (more...)

Lora Lee Gayer and Michael Xavier Join Hammerstein Museum Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3 previously announced their inaugural fundraising event at The Player's Club, NYC on Monday, March 13. Newly confirmed to be in attendance are Lora Lee Gayer (Holiday Inn) and Michael Xavier (Sunset Boulevard). (more...)

First Dates Announced for JERSEY BOYS Tour of the UK and Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Due to overwhelming public demand, the producers of Jersey Boys are delighted to announce a second UK & Ireland Tour, to open at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham on 16 December 2017. (more...)

Theatrical Rights Worldwide Announces Executive & Management Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Musical theatre licensor Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) announced a slew of key promotions today. TRW President & CEO Steve Spiegel made the promotions public through a statement released from TRW's World Headquarters in New York City. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Final casting has been announced today for the world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", 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...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) presents a grown up's prequel to Peter Pan, where a dozen actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. An apprentice starcatcher (13 year-old Molly Aster) takes to the high seas with a trunk full of magic 'starstuff' and three orphan boys while being pursued by a boat-load of pirates. Peter and the Starcatcher was written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Addams Family) with music by Wayne Barker. This adaptation is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by humorist Dave Barry and suspense writer Ridley Pearson. (more...)

Selladoor Announce International Tours of JERSEY BOYS and THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Selladoor Worldwide is delighted to announce that they will tour a brand-new production of Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical Jersey Boys this Autumn. Set to take the world by storm in 2017, they embark on an international tour opening at Dubai Opera in October before moving on to China's Shanghai Daning Theatre, The Jiangsu Centre For The Performing Arts, Guangzhou Opera House and Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre, with further international venues to be announced. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, PHANTOM, and More Unveiled as Part of Palace Theatre's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The wait is over as the Palace Theater unmasks its highly anticipated 17 - 18 Broadway series, and it is spectacular! A blockbuster, new titles and returning favorites, are all part of a line-up that is a dream musical theater season. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BROADWAY BOYS Perform Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

It was quite an evening March 4, 2017 when THE BROADWAY BOYS performed a benefit performance at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts at Baltimore, Maryland's Jewish Community Center. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse and Ping Chong + Co Present Community-Engaged SOUTH OF THE 8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces a collaboration with the acclaimed theatre group Ping Chong + Company to develop and present South of The 8, a brand-new, community-engaged piece, created with and performed by a group individuals living in neighborhoods south of the I-8. Scripted by Sara Zatz and Daniela Rivera and directed by Sara Zatz, South of The 8 will have three public presentations on Friday, March 31 at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 1 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm at the City Heights Performance Annex (3795 Fairmount Avenue). Tickets are $15 and are available online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Dramatists Guild Fund's Salon with Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2017

Tony-, Grammy-, and Olivier-Award-winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family) was featured in an exclusive Q-and-A on Monday March 6, at a salon hosted by the Dramatists Guild Fund. The salon was led by DGF's President, Andrew Lippa.  (more...)

Wanna Bette? Cacophony Daniels Salutes Bette Midler at Feinstein's/54Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

On March 30, 2017, Bistro Award-winning Cacophony Daniels (aka Jersey Boys' Courter Simmons) will make her 54 Below debut with 'Wanna Bette?,' a live-singing cabaret tribute to the one and only Bette Midler. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Beth Johnson Nicely
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 7, 2017

 In this episode: Broadway's Beth Johnson Nicely was just thrust back into the audition world after the closing of Something Rotten, but with her tap shoes in hand she is forever moving forward. New York has forced this Ohio gal to grow up in the business, but it hasn't darkened her truly nice spirit.  She may not carry headshots developed in her high school darkroom in her purse anymore, but this sweet girl knows the difference between being sexy verses sexual, is self aware,  and will continue to love learning; because that is what makes her strong (and also Body by Simone). (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT COMET Outshines HAMILTON in Perry T's Annual Broadway Roundup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 7, 2017

Perry T's latest New York Roundup includes six Broadway shows; NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET, HAMILTON, A BRONX TALE, IN TRANSIT, PARAMOUR, and ON YOUR FEET! plus three off-Broadway shows; PRUDENCIA HART, SPAMILTON, and CAGNEY (more...)

Simon Bailey, Nicholas Goh, and More Announced for Duncan Sheik's WHISPER HOUSE at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Duncan Sheik follows up  the successful UK run of his musical thriller American Psycho with Whisper House a haunting new musical that combines a thrillingly original rock score with a touching and beautiful tale about learning to embrace the unknown. (more...)

Anton Luitingh's Reign as JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Pharaoh at Theatre On The Bay Almost Over
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Anton Luitingh, who has been playing the Pharaoh in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, begins the final week of his reign today, with Jonathan Roxmouth, who originated the role in this production, returning to the role from next Monday. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse presents A Toast to Ol' Blue Eyes - MY WAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Ivoryton Playhouse opens its 2017 season with a treasure-trove of hits by the Chairman of the Board himself - Frank Sinatra. The musical equivalent of a soothing hot toddy on a cold winter night, this trip down memory lane includes such Sinatra signatures as "I've Got the World on a String," "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" and "Fly Me to the Moon' (more...)

Kara Lindsay, Samantha Massell, Kyle Scatliffe and More to Sing ONE-HIT WONDERS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

On Sunday, March 19th, a company of Broadway favorites will gather at Feinstein's/54 Below for 54 Sings One-Hit Wonders, a concert celebrating those pop songs you can sing every lyric to but don't know anything else by that artist/group. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring; Pre-Order Now!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE will be released by Ghostlight Records, beginning March 24, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Katrina Lenk, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Sanchez and More Sing for Artists For World Peace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Artists for World Peace presented its sixth annual Broadway fundraiser, featuring some of Broadway's top performers, on Sunday, February 19th at The Cutting Room. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

WAITRESS, BRIGHT STAR, LOVE NEVER DIES, and Many More Join HAMILTON for Blumenthal's PNC Broadway Lights 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

With Hamilton anchoring the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's 25th Anniversary season, Broadway fans will experience an extraordinary lineup in 2017-18, including nine new shows on the PNC Broadway Lights season plus the returns of Broadway favorites including Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, and Disney's The Lion King. (more...)

UNDER THE STREETLAMP featuring Former Cast Members of ¬"Jersey Boys¬" and Other Hit Broadway Musicals to Play The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 Under the Streetlamp is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a live, one-night-only performance on Wednesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. as part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa.  Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including "Jersey Boys," Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. Their shows feature tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. Also part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity, the show is a flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs.  Media sponsor for the event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Hadley Talks THE BODYGUARD
by Linda Ann Watt - Mar 3, 2017

I guarantee there will be dancing in the aisles! (more...)

Hit Potter Comedy PUFFS Adds Saturday Matinees Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will add a regular weekly Saturday Matinee 3:00 PM performance beginning this weekend - Saturday, March 4 - due to popular demand. The Off-Broadway hit was recently extended through June 25, 2017 at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Stephanie Styles, Drew Gehling, Jarrod Spector and More to Set Out on Whirlwind Tour in Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner, in conjunction with San Francisco's SHN (Greg Holland, Chief Executive Officer) announced principal casting today for the pre-Broadway engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY - The Cole Porter Musical, the new musical premiering as part of SHN's 2017 Season this summer. (more...)

The Midtown Men Celebrate the Best of the '60s at The Grand
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Ready for an evening of singing, dancing in the aisles, and groovin' to the greatest tunes of the '60s as performed by The Midtown Men, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Marks 100 Performances on Broadway
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Mar 2, 2017

A Bronx Tale opened on Broadway Thursday, December 1, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) and just celebrated its 100th performance yesterday, March 1st. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: 'Honey, Honey,' MAMMA MIA! Makes Yet Another Stop at Cleveland's Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Mar 16, 2017

Yes, the jukebox musical 'Mamma Mia!' is back in Cleveland. And, as has consistently happened in the past, the audience was on its feet dancing and singing in the rows and aisles during the extended curtain call. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre presents ANY DREAM WILL DO: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

usical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre re-launches with Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber which runs Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1 at 8pm nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber is conceived by Adrian Marchuk with musical direction and arrangements by Chris Tsujiuchi. It stars Adrian Marchuk, Samantha Hill, Kelly Holiff and Matt Nethersole. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Evan Tyrone Martin to Bring Nat King Cole Back to MPAC in 'UNFORGETTABLE'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Evan Tyrone Martin returns by popular demand with his previously sold-out concert Unforgettable: Falling In Love With Nat King Cole as part of the Artists Lounge Live concert series on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30pm, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

Sydney Morton Signs on for DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S) VOLUME 5 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Just in, Sydney Morton has joined the cast of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 5 - April 22nd at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban & More Spread the Love at BROADWAY BACKWARDS- $522,870 Raised for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Equality, solidarity and warmth filled the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 13, 2017, when the biggest stars on Broadway proved gender doesn't matter, but love does as they explored and embraced the great songs of musical theatre at the 12th annual Broadway Backwards. (more...)

Shea's Announces Exciting 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway Partner/Producer Albert Nocciolino present the M&T Bank 2017-18 Broadway Series,¬†featuring multiple Tony-Award¬ģ winning musicals, Broadway hits, and the FIRST NATIONAL TOUR of ON YOUR FEET LAUNCHING IN BUFFALO! (more...)

Ben Cameron and Natalie Joy Johnson to Host Songs in the Key of Equality's WE RISE TOGETHER Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. This annual event will be held on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.   (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Arrive at King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The much awaited arrival of Ghost - the musical is imminent as the hit production prepares to land in Glasgow two weeks from today. (more...)

Potter Hit PUFFS Extends Through July at The Elektra Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through July 30, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

UNDER THE STREETLAMP to Feature Original Cast Members of JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Under The Streetlamp is coming to the Warner Theatre for a live, one-night only performance on Friday, March 24 at 8:00 pm.  Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including "Jersey Boys," Under The Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. (more...)

Eccles Center Announces 2017- 2018 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tonight the curtain was raised on the Zions Bank 2017-2018 Broadway at the Eccles season which includes the long-anticipated Utah debut of Hamilton. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE HANDS OF LIBERACE at Green Valley Recreation West Center
by Debbie Hall - Mar 10, 2017

Premiere virtuoso pianist Philip Fortenberry continues his solo tour, "The Hands of Liberace" tour in Arizona. Celebrating the musical genius of Liberace in his concert, Fortenberry will play well-known, loved pieces and share his insights. A performer on Broadway and the Las Vegas Strip, Fortenberry will star in "The Hands of Liberace" in the Green Valley Recreation West Center in Green Valley, Arizona on March 14. (more...)

WAITRESS, ON YOUR FEET! and More in Playhouse Square's 2017-18 KeyBank Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

An energetic, sold out crowd at the State Theatre were on their feet, ready to hear the smashing lineup of shows coming to Cleveland, as part of Playhouse Square's 2017-2018 KeyBank Broadway Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Celebrates Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 1, 2017

Invisible Wall Productions presents The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). Choreography is by Al Blackstone with James Dobinson serving as Music Supervisor and Orchestrator. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 1, 2017

Invisible Wall Productions presents The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). Choreography is by Al Blackstone with James Dobinson serving as Music Supervisor and Orchestrator. (more...)

WICKED Celebrates Its Latest West End Line-up
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 1, 2017

Last night Wicked officially welcomed its new West End cast, including the return of Willemijn Verkaik to the role of Elphaba. The show has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in London, welcomed its 8 millionth audience member, and won its 10th WhatsOnStage Award; its longevity is almost unheard of in a Broadway transfer, and it shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. (more...)

HAMILTON, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Announced for Denver Center for the Performing Arts' 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts proudly announces the 2017/18 Broadway season, welcoming HAMILTON to The Buell Theatre February 27 through April 1, 2018. Joining HAMILTON for the full 2017/18 Broadway subscription season package is: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, FIRST DATE, WAITRESS, Rodgers & Hammerstein'sTHE KING AND I, Disney's ALADDIN, SCHOOL OF ROCK and ON YOUR FEET!. (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

FANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Margot Astrachan and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a developmental lab presentation of FANCY, a new musical, on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM and Friday March 17 at 11AM and 3PM at The Westside Theatre, downstairs (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Shaminda Amarakoon Named Director of Production at Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

James Bundy, Dean/Artistic Director has announced the appointment of Shaminda Amarakoon as Chair of the Technical Design and Production Department and Director of Production at Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre for a three-year term effective July 1, 2017. (more...)

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