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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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BWW Review: ¬"Forever Plaid,¬" a pleasant Jukebox musical @ Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - May 9, 2017

"Forever Plaid "is an escapist evening of theater, which is a pleasant trip back to yesterday, when clean-scrubbed boy singers waxed beautifully about the angst of young love, trips of fantasy and the mini-stresses of life. If you like that kind of thing, this is a show for you. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 31st Season with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZIN
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

STAGES St. Louis launches its 31st Season with a vivid tale as old as time itself, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Join STAGES in ancient Egypt June 2nd through July 2nd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood as this fun-filled musical entertainment returns to the STAGES stage by popular demand! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Felicia Finley
by Broadway's Backbone - May 9, 2017

In this episode: Felicia Finley, soon to be in The Muny's 'All Shook Up' was born in the Appalachian Mountains, raised in New Orleans, and simply tells it like it is. She started off in ballet, toured, was in the ensemble, was a swing, and then a stand-by and now cemented herself as a leading lady. It was Cy Colman who pushed her to embrace centerstage. Felicia is a woman that has the motto: know who you are, be yourself, and clip coupons along the way. (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Release Cast Recording with Broadway Records this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - is thrilled to announce the Original Cast Album will be released by Broadway Records. Produced by Michael Croiter, the original cast recording is now available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com. The album will be released on August 11.  (more...)

(mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge with their 23rd Edition of IN DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

For their 3rd show of 2017, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge for their 23nd edition, In DREAMS, on Monday, May 22nd at 7:30pm. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, CABARET, CHICAGO and More Set for Ruth Eckerd Hall's 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the 2017-18 Broadway season, which includes, making its Clearwater debut, the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, along with multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line, Cabaret and Chicago, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 8th, 2017 - Outer Critics Circle Awards, Galas and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The Outer Critics Circle Award winners will be announced today, and galas fete stage talent across the city! (more...)

Guy Lockard Joins Broadway Vets for BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Chicago's new hit concert series BROADWAY AT W welcomes Guy Lockard as special guest host on Monday, May 8th in the exquisite W Chicago- City Center Living Room. Lockard will lend his hosting and vocal talents for the concert beginning at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. W Chicago- City Center 172 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS' Rick Elice Pens Heartbreaking Memoir 'Finding Roger'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Broadway writer Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, Addams Family) has written a new heartbreaking memoir about his late husband Roger Rees. Rees passed away in 2015 after losing a battle with brain cancer. Broadway dimmed the lights in his honor after his passing.  (more...)

The Devil Is in the Details... Nicolas Dromard, Natalie Hall, Mike Squillante and More to Lead LUCIFER Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

TopRat Productions presents an invite-only, industry presentation of the modern new musical LUCIFER with music and lyrics by Mike Squillante & Britt Mahrer, book by Jesse Murphy, Jess Carson & Mike Squillante, and directed by T. Oliver Reid. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Announces Full Cast and Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!, will commence its new national tour at the Canberra Theatre Centre on November 24th 2017 followed by a season from December 26th 2017 QPAC's Lyric Theatre in Brisbane. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of An Octoroon written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Eric Ting will close out its season. (more...)

Stars of Paramount's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Sign on for BROADWAY AT W at W Chicago-City Center
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Stars of Paramount Theatre's newly mounted and vibrant production of Jesus Christ Superstar have signed on to perform for Broadway at W at W Chicago- City Center. (more...)

Chad Kimball, Laurel Harris, The Doo Wop Project and More Set for NF HOPE CONCERT at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Monday, May 8, 2017 for New York City's inaugural NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. (more...)

Broadway Stars Light Up Subculture in New York for NF HOPE CONCERT 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Monday, May 8, 2017 for New York City's inaugural NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. Benefit organizer Jeff Leibow, formerly of Jersey Boys, has brought together an incredible list of Broadway elite. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Movie Musical in the Works for Disney Channel
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

From screen to stage to screen again! According to a Disney Channel spokesperson, Disney's new FREAKY FRIDAY musical adaptation is in development for TV, 'contingent on casting.' (more...)

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce Winners of 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) are proud to announce the winners of the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition that was held last night, on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).  (more...)

Alan Menken and Stars of A BRONX TALE to Celebrate Cast Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Celebrates COME FROM AWAY, INDECENT Tony Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse has announced that the world-premiere, Playhouse-born productions of Come From Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff and direction by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, and Indecent, by Paula Vogel, have both received multiple Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Obie and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for their subsequent Broadway and/or Off-Broadway productions this season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Pamela Bob Screens Original TV Series LIVIN' ON A PRAIRIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Last night, Broadway's Pamela Bob (Hand to God, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) held a premiere screening of her original TV series "Livin' On A Prairie" Cast, crew and friends gathered at The Brazen Tavern in midtown to watch the 6 episode series created by and starring Pamela Bob.  (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

Leslie Becker and James Moye to Lead JOAN CRAWFORD... IN FLESH AND BLOOD Readings
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

'Joan Crawford in....FLESH & BLOOD!' will receive industry readings on May 25th, starring Leslie Becker and James Moye. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 15, 2017
by - May 15, 2017

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

BWW Interview - Lyricist Glenn Slater Talks GALAVANT CD Set Release, BEATSVILLE & More
by Melanie Votaw - May 14, 2017

Broadway lyricist Glenn Slater speaks with BWW about the much-anticipated release of the full music CD set from GALAVANT, the CD signing for A BRONX TALE, BEATSVILLE, and what it's really like to write for musical theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 14, 2017
by - May 14, 2017

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

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/13/2017
by - May 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/13/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

Peter Gregus and Lindsie VanWinkle to Lead MY FAIR LADY at New Bedford Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

New Bedford Festival Theatre, the Moss Hart award-winning theatre in New Bedford, MA, under the leadership of Producer Armand Marchand is proud to announce its cast for their summer production of MY FAIR LADY. Performances begin July 21 and closes on July 30. (more...)

Disco Queen Donna Summer's Hits Eyeing Broadway in Husband's New Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Donna Summer's husband Bruce Sudano has big Broadway plans as he prepares to launch his new stage show SUMMER at La Jolla Playhouse in November. The show, based on the life of his late wife, will feature all of the disco queen's greatest hits, with hopes taking the show the Broadway in 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Celebrate 100th Show with Point Foundation Donations
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will celebrate its 100th performance on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. To celebrate this landmark, the show will harness the power of community to benefit Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 12, 2017
by - May 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - FALSETTOS' Andrew Rannells
by Walter McBride - May 12, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Falsettos- Andrew Rannells, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Due to unprecedented demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces another extension for its world-premiere musical, Escape to Margaritaville, now scheduled to run through July 9. (more...)

BWW Feature: CELEBRATING THE ARTS AT THE KENNEDY CENTER ARTS SUMMIT at The Kennedy Center
by Isabella Basco - May 12, 2017

Hundreds of people from all over the country gathered last Saturday to discuss collaboration in the arts at the legendary Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Photo by Yassine El Mansouri (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017
by - May 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with Tony Nominee Andy Karl!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On Monday, May 15 (7PM) SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld will host Career Conversations with Andy Karl, currently starring in Groundhog Day on Broadway, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. The event will take place at  the Robin Williams Center (247 W 54th St).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sergio Trujillo and More in Rehearsal for ARRABAL at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, has just unveiled a first look at the rehearsal process of Arrabal. Check it out below! (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival to Roll the Dice with GUYS AND DOLLS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) launches its 2017 season with the blockbuster musical comedy, Guys and Dolls. The show runs June 7 through June 28 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park. (more...)

Lisa Jason Brings ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE to Feinstein's / 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Tonight, May 1 at 9:30pm, Lisa Jason, Singer with Aerosmith & Steely Dan Joins Forces with Broadway Stars, in her New Show, 'Another Hundred People' at Feinstein's 54 Below About The Joys and Struggles of Being an Artist In NYC. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry Presents 23rd Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents its 23rd Annual Festival of New Plays at the Autry Museum of the American West and La Jolla Playhouse. The festival features staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers followed by talkbacks in which each audience member becomes an important part of the collaborative process. These new works explore questions of solidarity and community, spirituality and culture, environment and economic success, and the often contentious relationships that emerge.  (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

Broadway Entertainers from Around the World Come Together For Broadway in the HOOD
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

From Broadway with Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On, is a celebration unlike any other! (more...)

Even More Pure Imagination! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Launch National Tour in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that the new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a National Tour in September 2018 and is currently holding dates into the summer of 2020. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for San Diego (more...)

Books to Broadway: Roald Dahl Teaches Life Lessons to Audiences in Magical Ways
by Danielle Ashley - Apr 29, 2017

Turning children's books into Broadway musicals has become very popular over the last few years. There is just something about seeing your favorite book from childhood coming to life on stage that just brings a little bit of magic back into the lives of audiences. (more...)

Casting Announced for Music Theatre Wichita's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita 46th Season, 'Hollywood to Broadway,' featuring five lavish stage musicals inspired by films, including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hairspray, and the Kansas premieres of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Disney's Newsies.   (more...)

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