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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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BWW TV Exclusive: The Real Contestants of HANDS ON A HARDBODY- Allison Case Talks Kelli Mangrum!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2013

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, the musical tells the story of ten Texans with dreams of changing their lives by winning a truck. BroadwayWorld recently chatted with the show's stars about bringing the stories of real people to life on the Broadway stage, and in the video below, Allison Case discusses her real-life counterpart- Kelli Mangrum. (more...)

Drag Queens Discolor the Great White Way in DISTORTED BROADWAY at the Laurie Beechman, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Dallas DuBois and her merry band of drag stars -- whose DISTORTED DIZNEE show has developed a cult following -- put a bawdy twist on your favorite show tunes and theater classics in DISTORTED BROADWAY. This Las Vegas-style drag extravaganza stars Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, and Tina Burner. Performances begin tonight, March 29 where it will run in rotating rep with DISTORTED DIZNEE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Clint Eastwood in Talks to Helm JERSEY BOYS Film
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Clint Eastwood and Frankie Valli? In a suprising announcement today, it was revealed that Eastwood, acclaimed director and actor, has officially entered negotiations to take the reins on the impending Jersey Boys film adaptation, according to Yahoo! Movies. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Ron Bohmer and Bradley Dean Set for OH WHAT A NIGHT! Billboard Hits of the 1960s With the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Guest conductor Stuart Chafetz returns to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for the Pops performances of Oh, What a Night! on April 5-7, 2013 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring vocalists Ron Bohmer, Tituss Burgess and Bradley Dean, the MSOsalutes those magical Jersey harmonies in a celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and other favorites of the "doo-wop" era. (more...)

Jack Viertel to Write THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

According to the New York Times, Jack Viertel will soon write a book on 'why some shows succeed and others falter.' The book which will be released by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in winter 2016, is tentatively titled 'The Secret Life of the Broadway Musical: How Broadway Shows are Built.' (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Continues Cabaret Series with STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN, Now thru 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse announces a special engagement of Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen as part of its cabaret series, running tonight, March 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm, Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 pm. The four performances will take place in the Playhouse's specially-designed performance space in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, created by the Playhouse's scene shop artisans for the theatre's 2011, 2012 and 2013 Galas. (more...)

MEMPHIS Tickets On Sale Now in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre on May 14 for a limited one week engagement! Tickets go on sale Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/29/2013
by BWW - Mar 29, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/29/2013. (more...)

The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Reschedules DOO WOP PROJECT Show for 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

"You grow up in it, but you never get used to it," said Arcada Theatre President/CEO Ron Onesti, referring to the snowstorm that caused him to postpone a long-awaited performance of former Jersey Boys stars last month. (more...)

CAN-CAN Revival in the Works?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

According to an Equity casting notice for next month, the Cole Porter classic CAN-CAN will have a staged reading in New York in July 2013, with the official dates to be announced, before it aims for Broadway in Spring 2014. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Presents Interactive Piece ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse presents the next selection in its acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series, ACCOMPLICE: SAN DIEGO, written by Tom Salamon and Betsy Salamon-Sufott and directed by Tom Salamon. Part game, pArt Theatre and using the city as its stage, this exciting interactive experience will take place in San Diego's Little Italy district, tonight, March 26 - April 14, 2013. (more...)

STAGE TO SCREEN: Broadway Stars in Prime Time Tonight!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 26, 2013

Here are some of the familiar Broadway faces appearing in prime time tonight (Tuesday, March 26)! (more...)

The New Voices Collective to Present NEW VOICES, NEW BLUE With Jenny Powers, Drew Gehling and More, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

The New Voices Collective will present NEW VOICES, NEW BLUE: A Celebration of Songs by Yale Musical Theatre Writers, Past and Present on Monday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. The concert will explore work by some of Yale's most exciting and famous alumni, as well as current composers in the Shen Musical Theatre writing program at Yale University. An amazing cast of Broadway's finest voices will include Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys, On a Clear Day..., The Minister's Wife), Jenny Powers (Its A Bird...Its a Plane...Its Superman, Donnybrook, Grease, Little Women), Sally Wilfert (Assassins, Make Me A Song, See Rock City), and Michael Winther (Laramie Project Cycle, 33 Variations, Mamma Mia, Songs From An Unmade Bed) and J. Michael Zygo (Once, Rock of Ages), and will also feature emerging talent from Yale's musical theatre performance program. (more...)

Broadway Gives Back Presents BROADWAY CHARITY SONGS at Le Poisson Rouge Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Broadway Gives Back presents a concert entitled 'Broadway Charity Songs!' 'Broadway Charity Songs' has paired a group of award-winning musical theatre composers with a group of outstanding charities and tasked them with composing an original piece that each prospective charity could use for fundraising purposes. The result is a group of songs gifted to the charities - with the hope that the songs 'go viral' while increasing awareness for these outstanding organizations. The concert will take place tonight, March 25th, 2013, 7:30pm at Le Poisson Rouge. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: HANDS ON A HARDBODY's Creative Team
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2013

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Check out phtoos of the creative team in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

Segerstrom Center Announces 2013-14 Broadway Season - THE BOOK OF MORMON, ONCE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

With some of today's hottest blockbusters, classic favorites and some exciting surprises, it's a season of great entertainment you simply won't want to miss. The Segerstrom Center announces its 2013-14 Broadway season: (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/24/13
by - Mar 25, 2013

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 3/24/2013. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway March 25-31
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 25, 2013

Another starry week begins on the Great White Way! Alec Baldwin returns to the Broadway stage in the Daniel Sullivan-helmed ORPHANS slated to begin previews tomorrow, March 26. Fiona Shaw reunites with director Deborah Warner to present THE TESTAMENT OF MARY which also begins previews tomorrow. Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams lead Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL starting Saturday March 30. Not to be missed, the Scarlett Johansson-led CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF ends its run on Saturday, March 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, March 23, Part 2 - PIPPIN's First SIP, PASSION, F#%KING UP EVERYTHING and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2013

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our March 23rd SIP round-up. Yesterday evening's photos featured a first SIP from PIPPIN, plus shots from MATILDA, HANDS ON A HARDBODY, CINDERELLA, MOTOWN, ROCK OF AGES, KINKY BOOTS, WICKED, PASSION, F#%KING UP EVERYTHING, Encores! SUPERMAN, Jersey Boys, THE WIZARD OF OZ in Toronto, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FLASHDANCE, WEST SIDE STORY, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, MARY POPPINS, SHREK and more! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Mar 24, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 24, 2013 - Sunday, March 24, 2013. (more...)

BWW TV: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast Talks Trucks, Texas and the American Dream on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2013

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night ON March 21, at Broadway's Brooks AtkinsonTheatre (256 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was there for the festivities to chat with the cast and creative team about the new musical, and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 3/24/2013
by BWW - Mar 24, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/24/2013 for Houston (more...)

Review - It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman: High Flying, Adored
by Michael Dale - Mar 24, 2013

The shorthand response for why the original production of It's a BirdÂ… It's a PlaneÂ… It's Superman only managed to eke out a three and a half month run on Broadway has traditionally been that the show opened during a newspaper strike. (more...)

Rob Mills and Gretel Scarlett to Star in 2013 Australian Tour of GREASE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2013

GREASE is still the word, as Australian theatre producer John Frost today revealed the cast and tour dates for his new multi-million dollar production of GREASE, which will open as an Australian premiere at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on 27 August 2013. (more...)

John Waters, Chloe Dallimore and More Set for THE ADDAMS FAMILY Australian Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Sandra Chipchase, CEO, Destination NSW previously introduced to the media the seven actors who will play the lovable and bizarre characters who make up the deliriously delightful Addams Family. The Addams Family will open at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney tonight, March 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Waters, Chloe Dallimore and More in the Australian Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Sandra Chipchase, CEO, Destination NSW presents The Addams Family. The Addams Family is currently playing at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

BWW TV: John Waters, Chloe Dallimore and More in Highlights of the Australian Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2013

Sandra Chipchase, CEO, Destination NSW presents The Addams Family. The Addams Family is currently playing at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the highlights of the production below. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES Featured in Civic Center's 2012-2013 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines is scheduled to bring some of Broadway's most acclaimed and loved shows to Iowan audiences during their 2012-2013 season. Shows included in the standard season package include the national tours of LES MISERABLES, WAR HORSE, THE BOOK OF MORMON, JEKYLL & HYDE, and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Also featured during the season are BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ROCK OF AGES, and Jersey Boys. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast Celebrates Opening Night with Real-Life Counterparts!
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 22, 2013

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night last night, March 21, at Broadway's Brooks AtkinsonTheatre (256 West 47th Street). The cast and creative team gathered at the Roseland Ballroom with their real-life counterparts from the documentary on which the musical is based. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening festivities and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast Trucks Their Way to Broadway- Opening Night Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - Mar 22, 2013

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night last night, March 21, at Broadway's Brooks AtkinsonTheatre (256 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the cast's first official Broadway bow and you can check out full coverage from the curtain call below! (more...)

The Second City Returns to La Jolla Playhouse, March 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse brings back the hilarious The Second City for a return engagement March 20 - 23, 2013 in the Playhouse's specially-designed cabaret-style performance space in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 3/18
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more! - around the Broadway World for the week of March 18! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/22/2013
by BWW - Mar 22, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/22/2013. (more...)

Phillip Boykin Headlines GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY!, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

Tony and Grammy Award-nominee Phillip Boykin joins a slew of stars to salute a Century of Broadway Showstoppers in GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY! on Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:30 pm, at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Road, in Morristown, NJ. (more...)

Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas Honors Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons with Star on 'Las Vegas Walk of Stars'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 the smash-hit show Jersey Boys celebrated its fifth anniversary in Las Vegas by presenting a star to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on the "Las Vegas Walk of Stars" outside of the show's home, Paris Las Vegas. Original Four Seasons group members Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio were at the event to receive the commemorative star. It was the 64th star to be unveiled on Las Vegas Boulevard. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON, GHOST, MEMPHIS, WAR HORSE and More Set for Broadway in New Orleans' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans announces the lineup of Broadway's biggest hits for the 2013 - 2014 season to be showcased at the newly-renovated Saenger Theatre. (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody will begin preview performances this Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8pm at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street), with an official opening night of Thursday, March 21, 2013. (more...)

Review Roundup: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 21, 2013

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody will open tonight, March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Artist Series Announces 2013-2014 Broadway Season: FLASHDANCE, THE BLUE MAN GROUP and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Experience Broadway with the Artist Series' 2013-2014 Five-Show Broadway in Jacksonville Season, which features the Jacksonville debuts of FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, BLUE MAN GROUP, WAR HORSE, MEMPHIS, and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, plus the return engagement of the Season Special, MAMMA MIA! (more...)

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS - Strong Performances Marred by Flimsy Book and Poor Sound Design
by David Clarke - Mar 21, 2013

My first experience with Jersey Boys was the Broadway company's rousing performance at Broadway in Bryant Park last summer. After their fun, toe-tapping set, I was looking forward to seeing the 2nd National Tour company perform in Houston, TX. Last night, I took my seat for Jersey Boys anticipating hearing some timeless pop classics of yesteryear brought to dazzling life with an intriguing book that strings the hits together for a cohesive and moving story. However, after the 2 hour and 30 minute performance, I felt I was robbed of what should have been a completely entertaining and extravagant theatrical treat. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Hunter Foster, Allison Case & More in HANDS ON A HARDBODY- Performance Montage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2013

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody began preview performances on February 23, 2013 at 8pm at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street), with an official opening night of Thursday, March 21, 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights below! (more...)

PlayhouseSquare Announces New 2013-2014 KeyBank Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

PlayhouseSquare revealed its 2013-2014 KeyBank Broadway Series yesterday evening in the State Theatre. The exciting seven-show Series was announced by Senior Vice President of Theater Operations, Gina Vernaci, and the evening was capped off with a special performance from Anne Brummel, star of the 2nd North American Tour of Wicked, which will be delighting Cleveland audiences once again with its return in December of 2013. (more...)

Broadway Gives Back to Present BROADWAY CHARITY SONGS at Le Poisson Rouge, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Broadway Gives Back has announced an upcoming concert entitled 'Broadway Charity Songs!' 'Broadway Charity Songs' has paired a group of award-winning musical theatre composers with a group of outstanding charities and tasked them with composing an original piece that each prospective charity could use for fundraising purposes. The result is a group of songs gifted to the charities - with the hope that the songs 'go viral' while increasing awareness for these outstanding organizations. The concert will take place on March 25th, 2013, 7:30pm at Le Poisson Rouge. (more...)

The Second City Returns to La Jolla Playhouse, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse brings back the hilarious The Second City for a return engagement tonight, March 20 - 23, 2013 in The Playhouse's specially-designed cabaret-style performance space in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival 2013 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

MATRIX:MIDLAND at Midland Center for the Arts has announced the lineup for its 35th annual MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival, featuring world-class performers, musicians and professional speakers. This year's festival runs from May 29, through June 20. Tickets go on sale at noon on Monday, April 15, 2013. Information and ticket prices are available online at mcfta.org or by calling the Ticket Office at 800-523-7649. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Allison Case, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More in HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody began preview performances on February 23, 2013 at 8pm at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street), with an official opening night of Thursday, March 21, 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released production shots below! (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Stars to Join Atlanta Symphony for SIXTIES HITS WITH THE MIDTOWN MEN, 4/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 'Sixties Hits with The Midtown Men' April 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m., in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. (more...)

MEMPHIS Opens 4/30 at the DuPont Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, and the show that's currently blowing the roof off Broadway, opens at the DuPont Theatre on April 30-May 5, 2013 for a limited engagement of eight performances only. (more...)

Michael Krajewski To Lead 'Sixties Hits With The Midtown Men' 4/19 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in "Sixties Hits with The Midtown Men" April 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m., in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. (more...)

The Second City's LAUGHING MATTERS Tour Returns to La Jolla Playhouse, 3/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse will bring back the hilarious The Second City for a return engagement March 20 - 23, 2013 in the Playhouse's specially-designed cabaret-style performance space in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Created by the Playhouse's scene shop artisans for the theatre's 2011, 2012 and 2013 Galas, this unique cabaret-style venue features a 1920s 'supper club' atmosphere, with multi-level platforms and custom banquettes. Performances will take place Today, Thursday and Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

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