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PICTURE INCOMPLETE to Play Return Season at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Through storytelling and song, PICTURE INCOMPLETE sketches out the portrait of a man's life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Kit Kat Club is Returning to Sydney and Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kit Kat Club is returning to Sydney in all its decadence for a new Australian revival of CABARET at Hayes Theatre Co. from 9 January 2017 starring Paul Capsis as The Emcee. CABARET will then play the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne from 27 April 2017. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Return to St. Louis for MUNY MAGIC AT THE SHELDON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The upcoming spring 2017 production of Muny Magic at The Sheldon will welcome popular Muny artist, Nicholas Rodriguez back to St. Louis for March 29th and 30th. (more...)

New Theatre Arts Classes Offered at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will offer a variety of theatre arts classes for children and adults this winter and spring beginning the week of January 9th. (more...)

Deena R. Harburg Takes Over as President of the Yip Harburg Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

As of January 1, 2017, Ernie Harburg, son of the legendary lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg, has stepped down as President of the Yip Harburg Foundation, to be succeeded by Yip's daughter-in-law, Deena Rosenberg Harburg, who is presently the foundation's Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Lindsay Mendez
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 5, 2017

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Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ Will Follow the Yellow Brick Road Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Harlem Repertory Theatre's production of 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, has been extended through May 27, 2017 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Will March Into The Carnegie This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Professor Harold Hill will be marching into The Carnegie with his 76 trombones next month for The Carnegie's production of THE MUSIC MAN, playing weekends January 19-29, 2017. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards Winners Announced - THE LITTLE MERMAID Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 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 Columbus winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play is currently in previews before a January 25th opening and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jamie Eacker
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 2, 2017

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BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for GREASE Starring Tom Parker and Danielle Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Grease is the word! Full casting is announced for the hit 70s musical, which returns this year to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 27 November - Saturday 2 December. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Collaboration with Arizona's Bridge Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

WAM Theatre is delighted to announce that their 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series will begin with The Flora and Fauna by Alyson Mead, winner of the Arizona-based Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre New Work Contest.  The play chronicles the celebrations and challenges of a female friendship that spans almost 30 years. Additionally, this opening reading of the Fresh Takes Series will be a partnership with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, with a portion of the box office proceeds from the reading going to the Festival. (more...)

Go Over the Rainbow with THE WIZARD OZ at Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Click your heels three times and follow the yellow brick road to the Taft Theatre this February to experience the magical adventures of Dorothy and her friends when The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents the classic musical The Wizard of Oz this February (February 11 - 19, 2017).  (more...)

Happy Campers Bring Rockin' Disney Musical To Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

???????GET ready to rock! A high-energy musical, featuring a classic story of rivalry and power, is set to come alive in February and March. (more...)

RAINBOWS & RIBBONS at Don't Tell Mama to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

"Rainbows & Ribbons" a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Saturday, March 25th at 5:00 pm. (more...)

New Casting Announced for A CLOCKWORK ORANGE at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Action To The Word's award-winning all-male production of Anthony Burgess' A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones, will return to London following its acclaimed premiere in Edinburgh in 2011 and an international tour. A Clockwork Orange opens at Park Theatre on 14 February and plays until 18 March, with a press night on Thursday 16 February. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Winners Announced - Justine Icy Moral, Tim MacDonald, Kimberly Gilbert and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 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 Washington, DC winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Harlem Rep Extends 2016-17 Season with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE WIZARD OF OZ and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Harlem Repertory Theatre is extending its 2016-2017 Season with their crowd- pleasing shows: RAISIN IN THE SUN, The Wizard of Oz, and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Winners Announced - Ocean State Theatre Wins Big With 17 Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 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 Rhode Island winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards Winners Announced - Andrew Wade, Phoebe Jacobs, Peter Schuyler and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 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 Portland winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Waukesha Civic Theatre to Present Screening of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

WCT is bringing the silver screen back to the PIX. The Wizard of Oz is one of Hollywood's most iconic movie musicals! It's the 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. Judy Garland plays Dorothy, a Kansas girl who feels somewhat out of place growing up on her uncle's farm. She captured hearts and imaginations with her rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow, which stands out as one of the best known musical numbers of the twentieth century. (more...)

Casting Announced for Interrobang Theatre's FALLING Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project concludes its 2016-17 Season, exploring 'Flesh and Blood,' with the Chicago premiere of Deanna Jent's drama FALLING, one family's battle against stigma from society and each other. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Look Back at the Incredible Career of Stage and Screen Legend Debbie Reynolds
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 28, 2016

Just one day after the heartbreaking passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher, the world was again shocked to learn of the tragic passing of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds. One of the brightest stars of the Golden Age of Movie Musicals, Reynolds came to fame at just 19 years old in the MGM classic SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.  (more...)

Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. (more...)

DICK WHITTINGTON Announced As 2017 Palladium Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Qdos Entertainment today (23 December 2016) announces they will return to the London Palladium over the Festive Season in 2017 with Dick Whittington. (more...)

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre Presents ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present the classic Cole Porter musical Anything Goes with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, and New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman. (more...)

The Piano Men and More Coming Up in 2017 at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Scroll down for Mayo Performing Arts Center's just-announced lineup for January through March! (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Animal Trainer Bill Berloni Tames Hounds in A CHRISTMAS STORY at Virginia Rep
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

Broadway dog trainer Bill Berloni isn't just a Tony Honoree - he's also a true animal lover. In the video below, learn more about his history training Broadway's most famous dogs, and how he brought Moose and Reba to the Virginia Repertory Theatre stage in A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! (more...)

VIDEO: Morgan Reynolds Drops Campy and Catchy 'Twirl Queen' on YouTube
by David Clarke - Dec 19, 2016

Today, Morgan Reynolds (who recently charmed audiences as the Scarecrow in the 2nd National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz) turns 30! As a birthday present from him to the world, he has released a music video for his latest single 'Twirl Queen,' a campy and catchy holiday pop song that is sure to bring a smile to your face. (more...)

Johann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Light Opera Works presents the Johann Strauss operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS (in English) with a 30-piece orchestra, December 26, 2016- January 1, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Feinstein Salutes Judy Garland at His Annual Holiday Show
by Alix Cohen - Dec 17, 2016

'For 47 years, the world of entertainment was blessed with a force of nature called Judy Garland,' Michael Feinstein begins, 'and for Judy, it all began at MGM.' As the artist takes his time with Arthur Schwartz/Howard Dietz's 'That's Entertainment,' screens on either side of the stage show clips from the film of the same name deftly edited to reflect every lyric. A coda of special material makes 'star' recognition even more specific. In Feinstein's A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER at Feinstein's/54 Below, we hear songs from Garland's films and appearances, some iconic, others less known. Despite a life of trials, we're told, the performer left a legacy of optimism and joy. She had a quick-witted sense of humor, especially about herself. On one occasion, when Lucille Ball was praised for her humor, she responded that it was scripted, while Judy Garland's was spontaneous. The show is peppered with illuminating anecdotes. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 16, 2016

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Matt Dempsey, Llandyll Gove, and More Join the Cast of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Belgrade Coventry Theatre today announces the cast for Kirsten Childs' award-winning off-Broadway musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. (more...)

92Y's 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Season Opener GET HAPPY to Celebrate Harold Arlen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

January may bring 'Stormy Weather' and only a 'Paper Moon' but we've 'Got the World on a String' and are 'Over the Rainbow.' Lyrics & Lyricists 2017 season opens with 'Get Happy: Harold Arlen's Early Years,' celebrating the composer of those American Songbook classics, and hundreds more. The show will run January 21-23, 2017 at 92Y. (more...)

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Opens In Studio 3, 1/10-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. (more...)

BWW Review: SANTALAND DIARIES Puts Director Marc Robin on the Fulton Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Dec 15, 2016

Marc Robin directs Marc Robin in the legendary David Sedaris tale of the joys of the Christmas retail season (more...)

Tony Scialli's DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL Gets World Premiere This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Tony Scialli's musical The Dragon Slayer, directed by Andrea Andresakis with musical direction by Kenneth McQueen III, will get its world premiere as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival.  (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Announces Its 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The South Bend Civic Theatre is pleased to announce its exciting 2017 Season, celebrating their 60th anniversary and 10th year in their new home. (more...)

BWW Interview: Siena Avila of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Thousand Oaks Repertory Company
by Cary Ginell - Dec 14, 2016

Siena Avila is like many other 16-year-old high schoolers you know. Cheerful, friendly, enthusiastic, and just a little bit shy. But Siena has one thing that most kids her age don't have, an amazing singing ability and a natural instinct for performing everything from light opera to musical theater. We first saw her perform in the Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company's recent production of The Sorcerer this past summer. Shepherded to VCGSRC producers Rebecca and John Pillsbury, Avila has made an immediate impact on the Ventura County theater scene, most recently being double-cast with Mary Zastrow in the Thousand Oaks Repertory Company production of A Christmas Carol. We sat down with Siena last week to get to know her and find out where she's been and where she's going. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress/Singer Emily Yancey
by Mark C. Lloyd - Dec 14, 2016

BWW Interviews: Actress/Singer Emily Yancey (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel Rings in 2017 with a New Year's Eve Bohemian Soiree
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, is once again throwing a one-of-a-kind NYC New Year's Eve dance party-The McKittrick Masquerade: A New Year's Eve Bohemian Soiree-on Saturday, December 31, 2016.  (more...)

Broadway Stars Light Up Stage at 2017 St. Louis Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The dazzling lights of Broadway will shine brightly when Broadway stars Taylor Louderman and Ken Page perform as part of the star-studded entertainment line-up at the 26th annual St. Louis Arts Awards, on Mon., Jan. 23 at the Chase Park Plaza.  (more...)

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