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2015-16 METAs Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Montreal English Theatre Awards (METAs) recognize and celebrate outstanding artistic work in Montreal's English Theatre. Established in 2012, the peer-juried awards exist to promote professional and emerging English theatre artists and companies, to heighten their visibility both regionally and beyond, and to elevate the level of critical discourse about theatre in Montreal amongst artists and with the community at large. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Original Tom Jones Still Improving on His THE FANTASTICKS 50+ Years Later
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2016

The latest production of the classic THE FANTASTICKS arrived at The Pasadena Playhouse September 6, 2016, directed by Seema Sueko. With the book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, THE FANTASTICKS was awarded the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre in 1991, in its 33rd year of its 42-year Off-Broadway run (17,162 performances!). (more...)

BWW Review: PAGEANT - The Guys Are Dolls, the Beauty Is Bawdy, But The Play Lacks Legs
by Herbert Paine - Sep 6, 2016

The Guys Are Dolls, the Beauty Is Bawdy, But PAGEANT Lacks Legs. The cast in Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of the spoof does its level best ~ true troupers! (more...)

Reimagined Version of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT Begins October 4 at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

A freshly inventive and intimate take on the classic Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot" will be staged by Westport Country Playhouse,October 4 - 30, featuring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard as King Arthur, directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. (more...)

Broadway Understudy Julia Knitel to Lead BEAUTIFUL on Tour Starting in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will welcome Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil) beginning September 13 in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2016 Fall Performing Arts Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a premier performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College is pleased to announce its 2016 Fall season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough aims to bring top notch performing arts to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full season runs through May 20. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 08/30 - Iiiiiit's Paula Leggett Chase's Birthday!
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2016

Today is the birthday of Paula Leggett Chase, a woman who exemplifies the possibilities for an all-singing and all-dancing Broadway actress to take to the screen. (more...)

BWW Blog: Backstage Birdie Ep 4: Farwell Episode from the Cast of Goodspeed's BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Guest Blogger: Eddie Olmo II and Lo - Sep 2, 2016

Actors Eddie Olmo II (Freddie) and Logan Scott Mitchell (Karl) take you backstage at The Goodspeed's fresh new production of Bye Bye Birdie. In this limited 4 week installment, find out what the cast does before, during, and after the show to stay warm, active, and entertained! Take a journey through Sweet Apple, Ohio 1961 and discover the backstage rituals and shenanigans that happen in a not-so-typical 8 show week. (more...)

Body Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Valerie Perri and Susan Egan Take Part in Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Musical Theatre West (MTW) raises the curtain on its inaugural 'Broadway in Concert' series for the 2016-17 season. Each concert, held at the newly renamed Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, will feature top Broadway talent, including Davis Gaines (September 24, 2016), Valerie Perri (January 29, 2017), and Susan Egan (March 17, 2017). (more...)

Rivertown Theatre Announces 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rivertown Theaters is getting ready to present a spectacular lineup of productions for the 2016-2017 season beginning with 'Let The Good Times Roll' starring the Big Easy Buddies opening September 9. (more...)

Songwriting Partners Charles Strouse, Lee Adams in Legal Dispute Over Rights
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

The team wrote the Broadway hits BYE, BYE, BIRDIE and APPLAUSE and the classic song 'Once Upon a Time.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Music Circus' CABARET, Starring Robin De Jesus, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robin De Jesus, Kaleigh Cronin, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More in CABARET at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

NJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the New Jersey premiere of IAGO by James McLure. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at After Hours Theatre Company's I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

AFTER HOURS THEATRE COMPANY, (who most recently produced Jonathan Larson's tick, ...tick...BOOM!), presents a modern day musical love story, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, music by Joshua Salzman, book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, musical direction by Elmo Zapp, choreography by Aja Gomez and directed by Rebecca Kenigsberg. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE opened July 22 and will perform through Sunday, August 7 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater Company Presents The International Musical Hit: NUNSENSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Nunsense takes place July 29 to August 14 at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.  Tickets are $35- $45. Visit www.hltc.org  or call 866-811-4111 to purchase your tickets. 'Dinner and a Show' options are also available for select performances, catered by 'Celebrate at Snug Harbor'. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/22; LuPone/Ebersole in WAR PAINT, HUNCHBACK at Ogunquit, BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Maine, Chicago, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include LuPone/Ebersole in Goodman Theatre's WAR PAINT, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit, and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe, just to name a few. (more...)

Squabbalogic Presents MYSTERY MUSICAL #4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Following the enormous success of their sold-out Mystery Musical shows, Bye Bye Birdie, HELLO, DOLLY and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre is inviting audiences to take a leap of faith again with MYSTERY MUSICAL #4 on Wednesday 3 rd August at the Seymour Centre. (more...)

BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 18, 2016

When looking for memorable images from America in the late 50's/early 60's, you are bound to find some old standards. Mom in the kitchen baking, Dad returning home from a long day at the office, children playing with their Slinky/Mr. Potato Head while drinking Tang, or the iconic footage of man walking on the moon for the first time. These images immediately place you firmly in an era where tradition crashed headlong into a world of new sights and sounds. And it is these images that brilliantly set the stage (and the mood) during the overture for Goodspeed Musicals' new production of the classic Adams/Strouse/Stewart musical, Bye Bye Birdie; and they signal the nostalgic, yet amazingly fresh romp the audience will experience for the next two hours. (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS Storms into North Shore Music Theatre
by Justin J Sacramone - Jul 18, 2016

If North Shore Music Theatre's production of Mary Poppins was conceived to prove Murphy's Law right (Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong), then producer Bill Hanney and director Kevin P. Hill have crafted a masterpiece. Perhaps it's best described through the disbelief of Michael Banks following an afternoon spent rollicking in the park with his mystical nanny; 'Did that really just happen?' It certainly did and with a calamitous kerplunk. (more...)

Broadway's Allie Trimm and Daniel Dunlow Announce Concert 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Broadway star Allie Trimm is in concert with composer Daniel Dunlow. Enjoy an evening of new music from Dunlow's piano and Trimm's voice. Allie Trimm is a Broadway veteran recognized for her performance in Jason Robert Brown's 13 The Musical. Dunlow is an actor, singer, writer known for his viral YouTube videos and his work around the country and on the New York stage and screen. Come enjoy an evening of two redheads making beautiful music with special surprise guests. (more...)

TUTS Announces Week-Long Hold Over of 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) acclaimed productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story will extend their runs by one week. These seven newly added performances will see the shows run at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl (on alternating evenings) through to August 27, 2016. (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, abrand-new musical that chronicles a time before "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," and "A Star is Born"-a time when Judy Garland was simply, "the girl with the great big voice." Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows will run September 16 - November 27 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Eversource Energy, ConnectiCare, Comcast, and Webster Bank. (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

Launch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre Women
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 31, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women has launched a chapter in Connecticut. (more...)

Allie Trimm, Brandon Espinoza and L'ogan J'ones Sign on for MADAME MATHIEU'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Allie Trimm (13 The Musical, Bye Bye Birdie), Brandon Espinoza (Tuck Everlasting, Gypsy) and L'ogan J'ones (The Spongebob Musical) as guests of honor at the fifth edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2016 Performing Arts Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a premier performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough College is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough aims to bring top notch performing arts to South Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. (more...)

Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Announces 2017 Woman Of The Year Vanessa Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announces today that renowned singer, actress, author and fashion designer,  Vanessa Williams, will serve as Woman of the Year for the 33rd Annual Black & White Ball, with The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) as the Presenting Sponsor. As a Tony Award, Grammy Award and three-time Emmy Award nominated performer, Williams' dedication to the performing arts through her varied and esteemed career, as well as her unwavering philanthropy to numerous charitable causes, will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at ARIA Resort & Casino, CityCenter, as part of the 45-year-old ballet company's largest annual fundraiser and one of the city's most highly-anticipated social events.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Eddie Olmo II and Logan Scott Mitchell - Backstage Birdie Ep 3: Go Backstage with the Cast of Goodspeed's BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Guest Blogger: Eddie Olmo II and Lo - Aug 26, 2016

Actors Eddie Olmo II (Freddie) and Logan Scott Mitchell (Karl) take you backstage at The Goodspeed's fresh new production of Bye Bye Birdie. In this limited 4 week installment, find out what the cast does before, during, and after the show to stay warm, active, and entertained! Take a journey through Sweet Apple, Ohio 1961 and discover the backstage rituals and shenanigans that happen in a not-so-typical 8 show week. (more...)

Performance Now Presents BYE, BYE BIRDIE September 9 - 25 at the Lakewood Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Performance Now presents 'Bye Bye Birdie' September 9 - 25 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 - $35 and are available or online at www.performancenow.org or by calling 303-987-7845. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

VIDEOS: Dick Van Dyke Stretches His Vocal Chords with His a Cappella Group- Vantastix!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This was far from the first time that the a cappella group has stretched their vocal chords for crowds, and BroadwayWorld is looking back at some of their other fabulous performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of TRIBES at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 22, 2016

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented the regional premiere of Nina Raine's  award-winning play,Tribes last night on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night and after party. (more...)

Shawn Verrier, Jeanine Robinson, Adam Cantor and More Complete CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 16. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/19/2016 - AUBERGINE, MEN ON BOATS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 19, 2016

This weekend's big news: AUBERGINE begins previews tonight, and MEN ON BOATS plays its final show Off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

BWW Blog: Backstage Birdie Ep 2: Go Backstage with the Cast of Goodspeed's BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Guest Blogger: Eddie Olmo II and Lo - Aug 18, 2016

Actors Eddie Olmo II (Freddie) and Logan Scott Mitchell (Karl) take you backstage at The Goodspeed's fresh new production of Bye Bye Birdie. In this limited 4 week installment, find out what the cast does before, during, and after the show to stay warm, active, and entertained! Take a journey through Sweet Apple, Ohio 1961 and discover the backstage rituals and shenanigans that happen in a not-so-typical 8 show week. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL SHOOK UP Lightens Up A Rainy August
by Joni Lorraine - Aug 18, 2016

ALL SHOOK UP is just the right antidote for all the rain, politicking and back to school mayhem at the moment. Go see. It's fun. (more...)

Disney's 101 DALMATIONS Returns to the Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

A large part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's goal has been to bring entertainment for all ages to the Frederick stage.  The area's only year-round producing theatre has done just that with its popular Children's Theatre.  Opened in 1996, Way Off Broadway's Children's Theatre produces shows the entire family can enjoy.  In the beginning, it produced original musical stage adaptations of classic fairytales.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Weighs in on Zika in Puerto Rico
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2016

The incomparable Broadway legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Chita Rivera, has put her support behind the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and its effort to allay travelers' fears about the Zika virus in Puerto Rico and provide factual information to help travelers make informed travel decisions. (more...)

VIDEO: Dick Van Dyke Surprises Diners at Denny's with A Capella Performance!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Over the weekend, legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke, who recently turned 90-years-old, surprised diners at a Santa Monica, CA Denny's restaurant with an a cappella performance of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' along with his group, The Vantastix. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Alan Cumming and Andy Karl Will Appear in Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present CHITA: NOWADAYS, marking the first time Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA will headline the iconic venue Carnegie Hall, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Blog: Eddie Olmo II and Logan Scott Mitchell of Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE - Backstage BIRDIE
by Guest Blogger: Eddie Olmo II and Lo - Aug 11, 2016

Actors Eddie Olmo II (Freddie) and Logan Scott Mitchell (Karl) take you backstage at The Goodspeed Opera House's Revival of Bye Bye Birdie. In this limited 4 week installment, find out what the cast does before, during, and after the show to stay warm, active, and entertained! Take a journey through Sweet Apple, Ohio 1961 and discover the backstage rituals and shenanigans that happen in a not-so-typical 8 show week. Check it out! (more...)

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