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How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out at Broadway’s 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, "It’s 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 Don’t Cry," "Can’t 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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Brand New Season On Sale Now at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

A brand new season of the very best West End musicals, stand-up comedy, live music and drama has been announced today by Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre. (more...)

Australia's BOYS IN THE BAND Comes to Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Described by audiences as "the lovechild of Human Nature and the Jersey Boys" international hit show Boys in the Band will appear at Mastercard Theates at Marina Bay Sands on April 8. (more...)

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...)

BWW Review: GIRL GROUPS THE 60'S EXPLOSION at Westcoast Black Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 31, 2017

Girl Groups The 60's Explosion Wows Sarasota Sold Out Audiences (more...)

Broadway's Leslie Odom, Jr., Audra McDonald, Ashley Brown and More to Headline Milwaukee Symphony Pops' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced plans today for the 2017.18 Pops Season. The season includes six subscription concerts: Under the Streetlamp with the cast of Chicago's Jersey Boys; Holiday Pops with Andreas Delfs; a semi-staged production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady; Great Balls of Fire! with pianist Tony DeSare; Patriotic Pops with Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins; and Great American Songbook with Jeff Tyzik and vocalist Ashley Brown. (more...)

Where Are They Now? KATIE CALLAWAY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 31, 2017

Katie Callaway is the real deal. She's passionate about her pursuit of art - as an actress in Nashville she made a name for herself on local stages and now that she's living in Los Angeles, she's becoming a much sought-after name for film and TV projects - but she's just as serious about, as corny as it may sound, just being a good human being. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Talks 'Girls' Performance; Takes 'Pup' Quiz on TONIGHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Andrew Rannells told the real-life audition story that inspired his storyline in the final season of HBO's GIRLS and why his decision to sing 'Let Me Be Your Star' from NBC's Smash was kind of out of spite!  (more...)

Frankie Valli to Return to Playhouse Square This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Their last six Playhouse Square shows have been sellouts...not surprising considering Frankie Valli's three-and-a-half-octave vocal range, plus over 100 million records sold with multi-decade hits for Valli and his Four Seasons. (more...)

Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE to Close La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces The Cake, a new play by Bekah Brunstetter (TV's This is Us), as the final production of its 2017/2018 season, running in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre February 6 - March 4, 2018. (more...)

HAMILTON Stars to Launch BROADWAY AT W - CHICAGO Series Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

On Thursday, April 6th at 11pm BROADWAY AT W - CHICAGO launches with the stars and cast members of the blockbuster hit musical HAMILTON. This new and exciting concert series will take place in the heart of Chicago in The Living Room of W Chicago- City Center (172 W. Adams St Chicago, IL 60603). (more...)

World Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will proudly present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

BWW CD Review: A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Entertaining, But Not Unforgettable
by David Clarke - Mar 29, 2017

Ghostlight Records' recent release of A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) perfectly captures the spirit of the Broadway show. The record sounds reminiscent of Jersey Boys with music and lyrics that pulsate with a heart that reminds listeners of HAIRSPRAY. The up-tempo tracks, enthusiastic performances, and pop and funk sounds of the 60s flood the album. This ensures audiences will be tapping their toes to the infectious beats, even if the songs don't stick to their ribs after the CD ends. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Erica and Miles Aubrey to Host SPOTLIGHT AWARDS 5/13
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 28, 2017

Miles and Erica Aubrey, Nashville-based performers with a broad range of Broadway, TV, film, and music credits, will lead a full day of performance workshops and serve as celebrity co-hosts for the Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards, or 'Spotlight Awards,' presented in partnership between the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and Lipscomb University on May 13. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

WONDERLAND UK Tour Arrives in Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

WONDERLAND is delighting audiences throughout the UK. It's an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. It is a timely and touching story of love and an adventurous exploration of who we are, who we want to be and the power of everyday magic in our lives. With critics describing it as 'a totally bonkers, technicolour escape from the real world', Wonderland is not to be missed, showing at the Manchester Palace Theatre from 24th-30th April. (more...)

Peace Center Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Peace Center features Tony Award® winners, poignant plots, rousing music, classic love stories and celebrated blockbusters. (more...)

As If! CLUELESS Jukebox Musical Gets Another NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

As if... we can wait any longer! Amy Heckerling's jukebox musical adaptation of the hit '90s film CLUELESS is getting another developmental lab in New York City, according to an Actors' Equity casting notice. The workshop will run July 5 - July 27, 2017. (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlights FREAKY FRIDAY
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 27, 2017

For this episode, we take a deep dive into the new Disney musical FREAKY FRIDAY , which was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressely for licensing to professional and then amateur theatres. Cast member Jason SweetTooth Williams moderates a chat--recorded backstage at La Jolla Playhouse--with the show's two stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Launches Late Night Drag Series with Miss Vodka Stinger, Cacophany Daniels & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

After years of presenting some of New York's most beloved and fabulous drag performers, Feinstein's/54 Below launches an ongoing Late Night Drag Series. Curated by Garth Schilling (also known to the drag community as Miss Vodka Stinger), the new Late Night Drag Series features a rotating roster of up-and-coming and legendary New York City drag performers on select Thursday nights at 11:30PM with $20 tickets and a two-drink minimum. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Belts Out an Original 'Smash' Tune on Last Night's GIRLS
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 27, 2017

On last night's episode of GIRLS on HBO titled 'The Bounce', Elijah (played by Andrew Rannells) participated in an open-call audition for a Broadway adaptation of 'White Man Can't Jump: The Musical.' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Broadway Dressers!
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 27, 2017

In this episode: School of Rock's Jay Gill and Wagner Professor Alan Smith share their insights of being on the fronts lines with a Broadway ensemble member. Being a dresser is so much more than the wardrobe. Its about personality navigation, people-skills, knowing that connections go a long way, and that life and ensembles are best when they are a mix of people. Whether dealing with giraffe heads or ball gowns, cowboy boots or spike heels, at the end of the day, a simple thank you can be priceless. (more...)

HAMILTON Arrives in Historic Boston, Massachusetts Septmeber 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway In Boston has unveiled the upcoming 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway Season at its annual spring Announcement event this evening.  Eight theatrical productions take center stage at the Boston Opera House beginning next fall including the previously announced production of HAMILTON.  Over 1000 people from around the city gathered to celebrate today's announcement including Broadway In Boston's Season ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media.  Highlights from the day included video messages from WAITRESS composer and six time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, seven time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan composers of ON YOUR FEET!, the cast of the National Tour of HAMILTON and live performances from cast members of FUN HOME, DISNEY'S ALADDIN, WAITRESS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

Broadway Stars Judy Kuhn, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Karen Mason Lead Songs in the Key of Equality Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

America's #1 Frankie Valli Tribute Show Comes to Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Let's Hang On! captures the trademark vocal virtuosity, tight harmonies, and crisp choreography that made The Four Seasons one of the greatest vocal groups of all time. This fullown stage show includes all the great Four Seasons' mega hits like: Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, December '63, Who Loves You, and many more mega hits of the 60's. If you liked Jersey Boys, you'll love Let's Hang On! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 25, 2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

HAMILTON Dates Announced at Fabulous Fox Theatre, Full Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announces an incredible season of St. Louis premiers and classic musicals in the 2017-2018 U.S. Bank Broadway Series. The season will include the previously announced HAMILTON making its Fox Theatre debut April 3-22, 2018 for a limited three-week engagement. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/25/2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/25/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Samantha Massell, Emily Padgett and Carrie St. Louis Sing 'C'est la Vie' by B*Witched
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Last weekend, a company of Broadway favorites gathered 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. Below, watch Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Emily Padgett (Bright Star, Sweet Charity) and Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Rock of Ages) sing 'C'est la Vie' by B*Witched! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Ben Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Tony Award Honoree Ben Davis (Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Kendrick Jones (Shuffle Along, The Scottsboro Boys) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Daniel Reichard (Original Cast of Jersey Boys) will join previously announced Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst & Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (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...)

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 “CONTACT!” 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.® 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®. The show will be modeled after Path Fund's signature rock concert series, ROCKERS ON BROADWAY®, 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
by - Apr 4, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/28/2017 - 4/4/2017. (more...)

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...)

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