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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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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Michael Griffiths to Tribute Madonna with 'IN VOGUE' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the acclaimed Australian theater and concert artist Michael Griffiths in his evening IN VOGUE: SONGS BY MADONNA on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

Brelby's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Takes Glendale by Storm 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

About his (and Ridley Pearson's) prequel to Peter Pan, writer/humorist Dave Barry said, 'When you write for adults, unless you happen to write some kind of transcendent classic, it's pretty much forgotten within a few months. But kids read a book, and tell their friends, and tell their brothers and their sisters, and they read it again. There's a lot longer shelf life.' (more...)

First Look At PIT Productions' INTO THE WOODS National Tour Cast In Action
by Daan Fuldner - Jan 9, 2017

"This production is certainly no fairytale musical," said Jeremy Baker, dramaturge and translator of INTO THE WOODS. Yes, the well-known Broadway musical with Stephen Sondheim's music about Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and Jack (from the Beanstalk) which has recently been transformed into a Disney movie, is no fairytale musical. This and more was explained during INTO THE WOODS's press presentation earlier today.  (more...)

Oldest Theater in Michigan Gets Ready for Ambitious 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

A mix of one-night concerts, new Broadway musicals and classic favorites will be on the menu when the Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan, reopens in May after several months of being closed for renovations. The Croswell, which opened in 1866, is the oldest theater in Michigan. (more...)

US National Tour of THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL to Play Columbus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

CAPA and Broadway in Columbus are is delighted to announce that the first US national tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Ohio Theatre February 14-19. Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/8/2017. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 9-15 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of January 9-15, 2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/9
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

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 1/8/2017. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Announces Schedule of Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

WBT has announced its schedule of upcoming special events. See the entire lineup below. With questions visit: www.BroadwayTheatre.com  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Italy Awards Winners Announced - Alex Mastromarino, Mariangela Aruanno and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 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 Italy winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

PHANTOM, SOUND OF MUSIC, JERSEY BOYS and More Set for 2017-18 Broadway Season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Broadway Across Canada has announced this year's stunning season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. See photos from the recording session below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2017
by - Jan 8, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

An American in Paris's Matthew Scott to Headline The Black Box BROADWAY SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Broadway's Matthew Scott performs a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, on Saturday, January 21. Beginning at 8 p.m., the event is the second in THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series, sponsored by Childs Engineering. The series, new this season, kicked off in November with Tony Award winner Beth Leavel.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 7, 2017
by - Jan 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

HAMILTON Anchors Hobby Center's 2017-18 Season, Featuring New Jimmy Buffett Musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Today, BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced its line-up of shows for the new 2017-2018 season.  HAMILTON will play its Houston engagement April 24-May 20, 2018, and anchor the BBVA Compass Broadway Season with five other shows, all of which will be Houston premieres.  (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's A BRONX TALE to Perform on NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Robert DeNiro, Tommy Mottola, Chazz Palminteri and Jerry Zaks will stop by NBC's TODAY to discuss the new Broadway musical A BRONX TALE, followed by a performance from the cast. (more...)

Bee Gees, Abba and More Set for Stellar Entertainment's Lineup in South Florida
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Mitch Lautman, founder of Stellar Entertainment Agency is proud to announce the latest shows his company has booked at two of South Florida's most prestigious cultural venues, the Coral Springs Center for the Arts and the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center. (more...)

Draco and the Malfoys Band, New Plays and More Set for 'WizardNights' at PUFFS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Puffs Presents WizardNights - an exciting monthlong celebration of special theater and musical events presented by the Off Broadway hit PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - will take place January 13 through February 5. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Overture Center Surprises
by Scott Rawson - Jan 5, 2017

I thought, 'Big Whoop'. I never had any desire to see this show. First, it's Frankie Valli, how tough could his life really be, big star, where's the conflict? Secondly, and more importantly, I know this music. I certainly did not want to see it performed in the classical musical theater operatic style. I could be in for a very long night. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents THE BIKINIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

You've heard of the Jersey Boys?  Welcome the "Jersey Girls" to Westchester! It's the summer of 1964, and four inseparable friends form a girl group called The Bikinis, win a talent contest, and make it to the top! Now, many years and a few pounds later The Bikinis reunite for a show filled with sun and fun and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore.  Join them as they relive their heyday and put on a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles! (more...)

Max Vernon's New Musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Sets Off-Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Invisible Wall Productions has announced that The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - will launch an Off-Broadway run at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). (more...)

Casting Announced for PINK MIST Return to Bristol Old Vic and National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Casting was today confirmed for the return of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed production, Pink Mist, which kicks off a national tour from Bristol Old Vic on 23 January.   (more...)

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/1/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/3; Broadway Hits Holiday Highs with Record Week
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2017

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 1/1/2017. (more...)

Christchurch to Present World Premiere of ROPABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Christchurch audiences are about to be treated to the world premiere season of the new comic-thriller, Ropable at The Court Theatre. This brand new production has been written by The Court's Artistic Director, Ross Gumbley, who is also directing the show, and Allison Horsley. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Proud to Be a Jersey Boy!' Frankie Valli and Cast of JERSEY BOYS at Closing Curtain Call
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

During the closing curtain call, Four Seasons' frontman Frankie Valli thanked the cast and crew, commenting that the historic run was 'really the icing on the cake.' (more...)

Rachael Wooding Joins Glasgow Cast of WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Rachael Wooding will guest star as Alice in the 2017 UK tour of Wonderland during its run at the King's in Glasgow as part of the production's first ever UK tour.   (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents BEST OF BROADWAY: 2006-2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

???????The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents its annual musical revue, 'Best of Broadway: 2006-2010', from January 20-February 13, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2017
by - Jan 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/14-1/15/2017
by - Jan 15, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 15, 2017 - Sunday, January 15, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2017
by - Jan 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Destination Wedding in ABBA-Land: Mamma Mia! at Hippodrome
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 14, 2017

Mamma Mia! is actually more of a revue than a story-driven show, despite sporting the accouterments of the latter. And none of that mattered a damn to the faithful gathered at the Hippodrome last night. They got what they came for, especially in the curtain call segment where the mask of a story dropped altogether, and the cast just performed three ABBA songs including the inevitable one, Waterloo, which did not even qualify as a reprise. But no one left the auditorium; everyone was on their feet, clapping and singing along. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Leon-Wooley, Eric Michael Krop and More Announced for (mostly)musicals SONGSFORAHAPPYNEWYEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Kicking off their 4th season in style, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, January 16 (at the new time of 7:30pm) with songsforaHAPPYnewYEAR -- the company's 21st entry in a series of themed cabarets. 'We are excited to move into a new year and a new season of (mostly)musicals -- and we want to get it off to a HAPPY start! There are no sad songs allowed at *this* show,' explains producer amy francis schott. (more...)

HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording Surpasses 1 Million in U.S. Sales
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Original Broadway Cast Recording, HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, currently No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart, has now surpassed 1 million in U.S. album sales (more...)

Photo Flash: Playhouse on Park to Stage [title of show]
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Ever wonder what it's like to write a musical? Come see for yourself when [title of show], by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, opens at Playhouse on Park! Opening night is Friday, January 13, at 8:00pm, complimentary with a pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm. Preview performances are January 11 and 12, with all tickets priced at $17.50! (more...)

The Music Lodge Celebrates 10th Year as AP Festival Headquarters.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Music Lodge welcomes back The Associated Press as the essential global news networks makes the venue its Sundance Film Festival headquarters for the 10th consecutive year. With its location at the epicenter of the Festival on Lower Main St, the Music Lodge will house AP's TV and photo operations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE BODYGUARD US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The U.S. National tour of the hit musical, THE BODYGUARD, launched on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis as part of Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

Doreen Montalvo to Host CABARET CARES Featuring the Cast of ON YOUR FEET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Cabaret Cares, the award winning Cabaret benefit series, now is its eleventh year returns on Jan 29th at 9:30 PM. Hosted By Drama Desk Award Winner Doreen Montalvo, the evening will present cast members from the hit Broadway Show ON YOUR FEET.  (more...)

Jarrod Spector Presents A LITTLE HELP MY FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Star of Jersey Boys, Jarrod Spector returns to the stage for A Little Help from My Friends, a captivating performance that explores sounds of Frankie Valli from the Beach Boys to Paul McCartney. Including songs such as "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "Uptown Girl," A Little Help from My Friends traces not only the musical influences of Valli himself, but Jarrod Spector's experiences and stories after five years of playing the legendary musician on Broadway. (more...)

West End Leading Lady Joins GHOST THE MUSICAL UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Carolyn Maitland will join Bill Kenwright's production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope, GHOST - THE MUSICAL, in the part of Molly alongside Andy Moss as Sam. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Heads to Theatre Royal this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The ultimate feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to Theatre Royal, Glasgow this Christmas as part of the smash hit show's first ever UK tour. (more...)

MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Reveals His Plans to Bring THE PREACHER'S WIFE to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

On today's 'LIVE with Kelly,' actor Tituss Burgess told Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Jerry O'Connell that he's bringing the film THE PREACHER'S WIFE to the Broadway stage and is currently working on the score and lyrics for the musical. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents Most ¬"Special¬" Special Events Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts reaches a true milestone by announcing the most added presentations it has EVER offered its 39-year history! For the first time, patrons will enjoy 22 unforgettable and can't-miss events in one extraordinary theatre.  LMT's most spectacular, most star-studded, most "special" special events season ever features everything from superstar comedian Bob Newhart to Vicki Lawrence and Mama; from Classic Albums Live!, showcasing the music of David Bowie and Creedence Clearwater Revival to Sing-Alongs with "Grease" and "Willy Wonka;" also, a National Theatre Live screening of "Amadeus;" country's Terri Clark, legendary Judy Collins; our on-stage Cabaret series; and so much more! There is simply no doubt that 2017 brings something for everyone to enjoy at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Tony-Award Winner John Lloyd Young Returns to Café Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Having won critical praise for his previous residencies, Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show titled Here For You, February 14 - 25. (more...)

Original Jersey Boy John Lloyd Young Will Return to Cafe Carlyle with HERE FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Having won critical praise for his previous residencies, Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show titled Here For You, February 14 - 25. (more...)

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