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VTA Kicks Off 2016 Summer Films Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association kicks off the summer of 2016 with the Family Flix Matinee Series July 7 and the Cool Films Series July 8-10 at the historic Victoria Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Lynne Wintersteller, Stuart Marland, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan and More in Music Circus's HELLO, DOLLY
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduing musical Hello, Dolly!, Jerry Herman's award-winning tale of vivacious matchmaker Dolly Levi. Performances began June 28 through Sunday, July 3 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Storybook Musical Theatre to Stage BEAUTY & THE BEAST This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Storybook Musical Theatre, the Abington, PA-based professional Equity children's theatre company, concluding its 24th season with the musical adaptation of the classic love story Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lynne Wintersteller, Stuart Marland, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan and More in Music Circus's HELLO, DOLLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduing musical Hello, Dolly!,Jerry Herman's award-winning tale of vivacious matchmaker Dolly Levi. Performances began last night, June 28 through Sunday, July 3 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Tops 2016 Dora Awards; All the Winners!
by Alan Henry - Jun 27, 2016

The 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2015-2016 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 27 at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage, hosted by two-time Dora Award winner and leading actor, Bruce Dow. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Cast Announced for New Rock Musical BREAKING THE MOON, Coming to NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presents Breaking the Moon, a new hard-hitting rock musical about teen suicide written and composed by Amy Steinberg. The cast of 7 includes Nicholas Clementi, Ashley Covington, Ailey Finn, Andrew Henriques, Juliana Kantor, Kate Leach, and Colin Samole. Breaking the Moonis a NYMF special event and is being staged at Theater 511, 511 West 54th Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for four performances from August 3-6, 2016. (more...)

Michael Carrasco, Rachel Pallante & More to Star in TexARTS' ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour, The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Offers 'Oz', 'Magic Suitcase' Summer 2016 Youth Theatre Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Children ages 4 through 12 can have fun and gain impressive life skills by taking class and performing live on stage in one of the Laguna Playhouse Summer 2016 Youth Theatre Classes. (more...)

BWW Feature: BOBBY G AWARDS WINNERS TAKE NYC
by Chris Arneson - Jun 24, 2016

The fourth year of Denver's Bobby G Awards brought a new couple of thespians to the forefront of Denver's high school musical theatre scene. They'll be making their Broadway debut in just a few days at the National High School Musical Theatre (The Jimmy) Awards at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. Currently they're in the midst of a 10-day intensive that began earlier this week on Sunday. (more...)

LUDO's BROKEN BRIDE Set for New York Musical Festival, 8/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography. Adapted by Stacey Weingarten (NYMF: Les Enfants de Paris, Rescue Rue) with additional story and arrangements by Dana Levinson, the cast of 14 includes Spencer Clark (Regional: West Side Story, Romeo In Your Arms), Carson Higgins (Nat. Tour: American Idiot; NYMF: The Runaway Clone), Larry Hamilton (Off Bway: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Captain Louie), Catherine Landeta (Regional: The King and I, Avenue Q, Bat Boy), Melissa Hunter McCann (TV: 'Tony Awards'; NY: Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Encore's Paint Your Wagon), Gabrielle McClinton (Bway: Pippin; 1st Nat. Tour: American Idiot), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: Annie, The Producers, Singin' in the Rain), Jamen Nathakumar, Jackson Perrin, Devin Richey, Brian Charles Rooney (Bway: The Threepenny Opera; NYMF: Bedbugs!!!), Ashley Talluto (Nat. Tour: Flashdance, West Side Story), Michael Jayne Walker (Regional: Hair, Godspell, Tommy), and Amy Whitcomb (TV: 'The Voice;' 'The Sing-Off'). LUDO's Broken Bride is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Palm to Partner with The Gulf Coast Humane Society This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

There's no place like home so Broadway Palm (and Toto, too!) are partnering this summer to raise funds for the Gulf Coast Humane Society. The Wizard of Oz lands on the Broadway Palm stage from July 7 through August 13, 2016 and during the run, the theatre will be selling paper paw prints for $1 each. The paws will be decorated by cast members and theatre patrons then displayed throughout the theatre. All proceeds from the paw print sales will go directly to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LEGALLY BLONDE at California Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2016

With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy Legally Blonde makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances are Tuesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Four Texans Featured in 42ND STREET Tour, Coming to Dallas Summer Musicals and Bass Hall!
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 23, 2016

Next week, the national touring cast of 42nd STREET arrives at Dallas Summer Musicals, featuring a cast of 38 accomplished actors, singers and tap dancers. Although many of the touring gypsies currently consider New York City their home base, four of them were raised locally in the Lone Star State, and cannot wait to put on their dancing shoes back home next week. While on a one-week lay off from the tour this week, I caught up with Texas's own Caitin Ehlinger, Matthew J. Taylor, Mandy Modic and Sarah Fagan. The show runs in Dallas from June 28th to July 10th, and at Forth Worth's Bass Hall July 12th-17th. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Full cast is today announced for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings.  Francesca Mills, Max Runham and Lottie Vallis complete the company and join the previously announced Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

Jessie Wallace to Play 'Mama Morton' in UK Tour of CHICAGO, Aug. 15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play the role of 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (15 - 20 August), Belfast Grand Opera House (5 - 10 September), Liverpool Empire (12 - 17 September), Glasgow King's Theatre (19 - 24 September), Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre (26 September - 1 October), Bromley Churchill Theatre (10 - 15 October), Woking New Victoria Theatre (17 - 22 October), Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (24 - 29 October), Norwich Theatre Royal (31 October - 5 November) and Leeds Grand Theatre (22 - 26 November). www.chicagothemusical.com/uktour. Please see full listings below. (more...)

EastEnders' Jessie Wallace Joins Touring Production of CHICAGO
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most-loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play Mama Morton in the musical's touring production. (more...)

Nadim Naaman's SIDES Reaches #1 In iTunes Vocal Charts!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

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Lorna Luft to Return for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS 2016 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced today that Lorna Luft will reprise her role as Martha Watson in the upcoming National Tour. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/21/2016 - Broadway Supports Orlando and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 21, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway's best will perform on NBC's MAYA & MARTY to support Orlando's LGBT community! (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachel Womble of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Take the Fox Theatre by Storm
by Kiley Gipson - Jun 21, 2016

BWW Interviews: Rachel Womble of The Wizard of Oz to Take the Fox Theatre by Storm (more...)

Photo Flash: Follow the Yellow Brick Road Backstage to THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Muny presents The Wizard of Oz, running now through June 22. The Wizard of Oz is directed by John Tartaglia, choreographed by Ralph Perkins, and music directed by Valerie Gebert. Scroll down for a behind-the-scenes look at the cast and crew during the June 16th performance of the show! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel's SUPERCINEMA to Benefit Orlando Shooting Victims
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel's recently announced The Wizard of Oz-themed Supercinema-which is set to take place during NYC Pride Weekend-will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund and Everytown for Gun Safety to stand in solidarity with the LGBT community and its allies in response to the national tragedy that occurred in Orlando, Florida this week. This Supercinema, called The Emerald City Ball, will be held as previously announced on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of Sleep No More. For more information, visit www.supercinemanyc.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Broadway Palm for THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

There's no place like Broadway Palm this summer as The Wizard of Oz lands on the Broadway Palm stage now through August 13, 2016. One of America's most beloved films comes to life in a musical that will captivate the entire family. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre Announces Changes to 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

? The Roxy Regional Theatre is gearing up to celebrate 34 years of presenting live theatre in the heart of Historic Downtown Clarksville on the corner of Franklin and First.  The Roxy has long been regarded as 'the cornerstone of downtown re-development,' and SEASON 34 will see new productions and exciting changes to the programming and structure of the theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Linda Ann Watt - Jul 8, 2016

The Wizard of Oz is a must see! (more...)

BWW Review: Rivertown's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Succeeds... Without Really Trying!
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jul 7, 2016

Ok, so maybe the title of this article is only halfway true. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts ended a successful run of the musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING successfully... except it's obvious they tried really hard. And the hard work paid off! (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Kicks Off 2016-17 Season with ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016. (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Announces Full Cast - Simon Green, Andre Torquato, Bryan Buscher-West and More; Oct. 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullabor Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the New Zealand production of the international smash hit PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL opening on Friday, 14 October 2016 at The Civic in Auckland. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tim Rice And Brett Smock of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 5, 2016

Legendary lyricist Tim Rice's new musical, From Here to Eternity, is currently playing at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse through July 20. Based off the 1951 novel of the same name by James Jones, the show tells the story of a group of U.S. Army soldiers during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. From Here to Eternity, as Rice tells us via a phone interview, is much different than some of his past musicals including The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast. 'It's not like Aladdin or The Lion King,' he explains. 'The material is very different and more mature than those shows. It's a very complex story. There is a lot going on in it but that is what makes it such a beautiful show.' (more...)

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning Team to Stage 'THE WIZARD OF OZ'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning team is thrilled to announce the casting for its second Stage Experience production - The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Run 7/20-8/13 at Theatre By The Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Follow the yellow brick road to Bill Hanney's award-winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) for The Wizard of Oz,. This twister of a tale begins Wednesday July 20 through Saturday, August 13. Press night is scheduled for Friday, July 22 at 8p.m. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, Capitol Steps & More at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC... (more...)

VTA's Films Series to Continue with THE WIZARD OF OZ & DAFFY DUCK's QUACKBUSTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association continues its 2016 Films Series with the Family Flix Matinee Series presentation of Daffy Duck's QUACKBUSTERS on July 14 and the beloved The Wizard of Oz on the Cool Films Series July 15-17 at the historic Victoria Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage. To purchase, call (937) 228-3630, toll free (888) 228-3630 or purchase online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Open Air WIZARD OF OZ
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

Production photography has been released for Immersion Theatre's brand new open air adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, following a triumphant sell-out opening weekend at Willington Dovecote and Stables and Houghton Mill in Bedfordshire. The show is written and directed by James Tobias, with music from Rob Gathercole, and is produced by James Tobias and Rochelle Parry for Immersion Theatre Ltd. (more...)

SEUSSICAL, Hit Musical Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss, Has Music Circus Premiere on 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life July 8 through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life now through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Northern Broadsides/York Theatre Royal Production of WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal are delighted to announce full casting for their forthcoming touring production of J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lyrissa Leininger & Michael Kennedy of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Jul 13, 2016

One important and valuable aspect of Cabrillo Music Theatre's long tenure in Ventura County is its devotion to casting talented young local performers in as many of its productions as it can. Cabrillo's casts are usually laden with a mix of professional Equity lead performers, local and regional talent from Southern California (and sometimes elsewhere), but especially home-grown youngsters. We spoke with two of the latter during a rehearsal session recently, Lyrissa Leininger, 16, and Michael Kennedy, 19, who have already gotten their feet wet (an appropriate pre-requisite for The Little Mermaid!) in a number of Cabrillo productions. (more...)

MenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Under the direction of Artistic Director Bob Gunn, MenAlive -- now celebrating 15 seasons as Orange County's first and only Gay Men's Chorus -- will present a spectacular song-and-dance extravaganza showcasing some of Broadway's best musicals of the past 15 years... the very same time frame (from 2001 to 2016) of MenAlive's very existence. (more...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPER
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Prolific composer Richard Hartley has written for stage and screen, including film scores for The Romantic Englishwoman, The Lady Vanishes, Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing, Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, and an Emmy-winning score for Channel 4's Alice in Wonderland. He's also worked extensively in theatre, but is perhaps best known for his partnership with Richard O'Brien, which began in 1973 with the iconic Rocky Horror Show - Richard Hartley arranged the score and performed in the original band, and went on to arrange music for the film adaptation. (more...)

VIDEO: Zachary Levi Talks Wrapping SHE LOVES ME: 'It Was a Wonderful Experience'
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Zachary Levi took over hosting duties for Hoda Kotb on this morning's TODAY on NBC. The Tony nominated actor opened the show by speaking with co-host Kathie Lee Gifford about his experience starring in Roundabout Theater Company's SHE LOVES ME on Broadway. (more...)

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse to Present THE WIZARD OZ, 7/21-9/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is proud to present the Royal Shakespeare Company version of 'The Wizard of Oz' by Frank Baum with book adaptation by John Kane and with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.  This adaptation follows the famous MGM musical the closest of any stage adaptation.  This production is the last show of Candlelight's award-winning Season 8 and plays July 21 through September 11, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/10/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

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Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)

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