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Shubert Theatre (New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.

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The musical comedy takes place in turn-of-the-century Paris, where La Mome Pistache, proud owner of the Bal du Paradis, famous for its sexy can-can girls, spars with Aristide Forestier, a self-righteous judge determined to close all Parisian dance halls.

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

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Goodspeed Announces Week-Long Extension for A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A WONDERFUL LIFE reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. Just announced, A WONDERFUL LIFE will now play eight additional performances through Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 26, 2015
by - Oct 26, 2015

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

Goodspeed Presents Works From Jason Robert Brown, Elizabeth A. Davis, Kathleen Marshall, and More for 2015 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Today at Goodspeed's 10th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for three new musicals to be produced at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: High Energy Fun From a Classic Movie Remake - Melodrama Comes to Newbury Park High School in HIGH NOONISH
by Jeffrey Scott - Nov 9, 2015

With successful previous productions of Man of La Mancha and Our Town, the current fall musical offering of High Noonish solidifies that the Drama Department at Newbury Park High School is back and solid as ever! (more...)

Northern Stage to Present MARY POPPINS Largest Production in Its History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Northern Stage to Produce Largest Show in Its History, Mary Poppins, for the Holidays in the New Barrette Center for the Arts (more...)

TruGreen Introduces Sprinkler System Repair And Maintenance Services
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

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The Duluth Playhouse to Present Disney's MARY POPPINS This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The Duluth Playhouse will present Disney's MARY POPPINS, December 3-20, 2015, welcoming back guest director/choreographer Michael Matthew Ferrell. (more...)

Melba Moore to Portray Ethel Waters in New Play with Music, STILL WATERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2015

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Matt Scott Steps in for Josh Franklin in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Broadway's Matt Scott, who was last seen by Goodspeed audiences in the 2013 production of SNAPSHOTS at The Norma Terris Theatre, will assume the role of 'Sam Wainwright' for the remainder of the run of A WONDERFUL LIFE at Goodspeed Opera House through December 6th. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 16, 2015

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: Two playwrights get their dues at tonight's Mimi Awards, York honors Angela Lansbury, and galas take over New York City! (more...)

Breaking News: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Will Lead Premiere of WAR PAINT at Chicago's Goodman Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

They were the brand name on every woman's lips. Goodman Theatre announces it will produce the world premiere of War Paint, a new musical that charts the ascent and arch-rivalry of cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Patti LuPone, who 'generates more raw excitement than any other performer on Broadway' (The New York Times), and Christine Ebersole, a 'first-class, revitalizing master of period style' (The New York Times), respectively star as Rubinstein and Arden, the brilliant innovators with humble roots who shrewdly navigated the 1930s male-dominated business world to forever change the business of beauty. Directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then, Grey Gardens), War Paint reunites Scott Frankel and Michael Korie-the acclaimed composer and lyricist team of Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven-with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife, The Little Mermaid). The musical is inspired by the book, War Paint, by Lindy Woodhead and the documentary film, The Powder & the Glory, by Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman.   (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH COLE PORTER at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Mar 9, 2016

Enjoyable show with fine singers (more...)

Dance Pioner Margaret Beals to Appear Live, on Film at Cloud House Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Impulses Dance Theatre Arts presents six Sunday and Monday evening dance film screenings in March at 7pm and one Marathon screening on Monday, March 28, 2pm-9pm, of major dance works by Margaret Beals, choreographer, solo dancer and pioneer in the art of dance improvisation. (more...)

BWW Feature: MUSICAL THEATER HERITAGE at MTH At Crown Center
by Alan Portner - Mar 4, 2016

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Boston Ballet to Present KALEIDOSCOPE, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

March 4, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet's 52nd season continues with Kaleidoscope, a vibrant fusion of works by the most influential choreographic voices of the 20th century. The first of four works presented in this dynamic program is George Balanchine's Kammermusik No. 2, a “fascinating” and “unremitting” ballet, followed by the dazzling and technically demanding The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude by William Forsythe that returns to Boston Ballet after a critically acclaimed Company premiere last season (Brian Seibert, The New York Times). Adding to the evening's exceptional program is the graceful Pas de Quatre by unsung choreographer Leonid Yakobson, a classically romantic work noted for its “distinctive movement sensibility” (Roslyn Sulcas,The New York Times). Concluding the program is Léonide Massine's colorful Gaîté Parisienne, an effervescent ballet that evokes Moulin Rouge and Paris in the early 1900s, and ends with an unforgettable Can-Can.  Kaleidoscope will run March 17–26, 2016 at the Boston Opera House.  (more...)

Three-Time Tony Nominee Marin Mazzie in Remission Following Battle with Ovarian Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The day just got a little brighter for the Broadway community this afternoon. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps to Depart Following 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that Sheldon Epps will leave his post as Artistic Director at the end of the 2016-17 season. Epps will continue his long affiliation with The Playhouse when he assumes the role of Artistic Director Emeritus. (more...)

Beth Leavel & More to Join American Showstoppers in Honoring Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS - featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra and starring a cast of today's best Broadway performers - will present "An Evening with Cole Porter" at Pace University's Schimmel Center in New York on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM and then Kingsborough Community College's Goldstein Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM.  The cast of outstanding Broadway performers includes Beth Leavel (Tony Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone), Sean McGibbon, Paula Leggett Chase, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy and Jesse Luttrell in addition to the Scott Thompson Dancers. The show is produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. (more...)

VIDEOS: Celebrate Gwen Verdon's Birthday With Ed Sullivan and What's My Line? Appearances
by Michael Dale - Jan 13, 2016

Though her Broadway performances have been preserved with clips of her TV appearances, she also performed new dances on the small screen (more...)

Tony Nominee Kate Baldwin & Paolo Montalban to Lead THE KING AND I at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Tony Award-nominated Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban will star as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam in Lyric's grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, April 29-May 22, 2016 (press opening April 30). A graduate of Northwestern University, Baldwin last appeared onstage in Chicago in the Broadway-bound musical Big Fish. Montalban has been seen in Broadway productions of Pacific Overtures and The King and I, and is best known for starring as the Prince in ABC's telefilm of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, alongside Brandy and Whitney Houston. (more...)

Jason Danieley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning tonight, February 29, at the Ambassador Theatre. NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George played his final performance in the role yesterday, February 28. (more...)

Award-Winning Film ONLY GOD CAN to Debut In Theaters Nationwide This March
by Movies News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Only God Can, an award-winning Christian film produced by Inspire You Entertainment of Charleston, S.C., will debut in theaters nationwide, starting in March. (more...)

Susan Koozin, Kathryn Porterfield and More to Lead THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

TUTS Underground just announced the full cast for the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning next month in Houston. (more...)

Jason Danieley Plots Return to Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Monday, February 29 at the Ambassador Theatre, it was announced today. NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George plays his final performance in the role on Sunday, February 28. (more...)

FLY, Inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen, Coming to New Victory Theater This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

From training to combat, experience the anguish, fears and triumphs of a brotherhood who fought for freedom abroad -- and at home. FLY, directed by Ricardo Khan, co-founder and former artistic director of Crossroads Theatre Company, and choreographed by Hope Clarke (A Free Man of Color; Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change) and Omar Edwards (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk), tells the heroic tale of the Tuskegee Airmen through the eyes of four courageous young men. (more...)

Fotos! Baden entführt ins Paris der Jahrhundertwende - CAN CAN
by Iris Moebius - Feb 22, 2016

Cole Porters Erfolgsmusical CAN CAN ist nach langer Zeit wieder in einer Inszenierung der Bühne Baden, Österreich zu erleben. „Can-Can' wurde nach „Kiss Me, Kate' Cole Porters erfolgreichstes Musical. Der Welthit „Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe' hat in unterschiedlichen Interpretationen die Paris-Sehnsucht mehrerer Generationen beflügelt! Die Premiere von CAN CAN fand in Baden am vergangenen Samstag statt, weitere Vorstellungen laufen noch bis Mitte März. Wir haben hier einige Fotos von der Produktion fur euch: (more...)

Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON Go on Sale in Melbourne Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The wait is over. Tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON at Melbourne's Princess Theatre go on sale to the general public on Monday 8 February. (more...)

Top 10 Theatres in France - Théâtre du Châtelet, Vingtième Théâtre, L'Olympia and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 19, 2016

We go around our Broadway World to feature France as our newest International spotlight. Below, we round up the top 10 theatre companies in France. Check out the list below! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance's 20at20 Discount Ticket Promotion Returning
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that its hugely popular semi-annual ticket promotion 20at20 will return from February 22nd to March 13th, 2016.  20at20 makes $20 tickets available to most Off Broadway shows 20 minutes prior to curtain time. (more...)

Lisa Howard and John Bolton Join AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Broadway stars Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) and John Bolton (A Christmas Story: The Musical) are joining the cast of AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter' next month. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2016
by - Feb 12, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Play The Paper Mill Game! Review Clues To Remember Their Productions From The Past Six Seasons
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2016

Paper Mill has been teasing playgoers with hints about their upcoming productions since 2010. (more...)

California Symphony to Join Cirque de la Symphonie for Special Event, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (February 9, 2016) - The aerialists, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, strongmen and acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie join the California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera in the Orchestra's annual fundraising special event, Cirque du Symphonie Presented by Steadauto.com, Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 pm at the historic and beautiful Scottish Rite Center in Oakland. For this performance, the Cirque production team and California Symphony have developed a unique program specifically for the Orchestra and the special characteristics of the Scottish Rite Center. The artists of Cirque de la Symphonie will execute their spectacular feats to music ranging from Bizet's Carmen to John Williams (music from Indiana Jones and Superman), Leonard Bernstein's Candide Overture, Arturo Marquez's Danzon No. 2, Debussy's Clair du lune, Offenbach's Can-Can No. 4, and Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 6, and the orchestra plays music from Aaron Copland (Rodeo from Hoe-Down), Richard Rodgers (Carousel Waltz), and Strauss (Emperor Waltz). All proceeds from the event, presented by steadauto.com, support the California Symphony and its music education programs, including Sound Minds, Music in the Schools, and the organization's respected Young American Composer-in-Residence Program. (more...)

BWW Review: Company XIV Brings Back Erotic Sensation, NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by Michael Dale - Dec 8, 2015

Director/choreographer Austin McCormick has established Company XIV as one of the most vibrant and original troupes regularly contributing to New York City's performing arts scene.  (more...)

STANDARD TIME Extends Run at The Duke on 42nd Street
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Producers have announced that Mark Stuart Dance Theatre's critically acclaimed new dance musical, Standard Time, will extend its limited engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W 42nd Street) in NYC two additional weeks, now through Sunday, December 20, 2015. The new dance musical, which Dance Magazine called "Spectacular," features direction and choreography by award-winning choreographer Mark Stuart (Women on the Verge..., The Bandstand). Standard Time began performances Sunday, November 15, 2015. To purchase tickets, please visit: www.standardtimetix.org (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
by - Dec 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WBT to Present SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

 Show Boat, the first great serious Broadway musical, combined the talents of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The story, which spans almost fifty years, follows the lives, loves, and losses of a troupe of riverboat performers aboard the Cotton Blossom floating theater on the mighty Mississippi.  Its timeless score contains some of the most beautiful and emotionally charged songs ever written for a musical, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Make Believe.' "Ol' Man River", is the show's most memorable anthem about how the mighty Mississippi River, that unstoppable force of nature, is completely indifferent to human suffering. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Cafe Carlyle is pleased to welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23, to open the Cafe Carlyle winter season. (more...)

BWW Review: Oh, What Fun! STRAIGHT NO CHASER'S 'New Old Fashioned Tour' Lights Up The VETS
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 3, 2015

Contemporary a cappella could ask for no finer ambassador than STRAIGHT NO CHASER. The group's impeccable harmonizing and vocal percussion are so sharp and so rich, it sounds as though instrumentalists are backing several songs. (more...)

BWW TV: Randy Rainbow Spends a Year with/as Patti LuPone- Catch Up on Her Autobiography!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Fan's of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow know that 2015 has been an epic year of chats with his Broadway pals and updates from the CTS Newsdesk, but perhaps nothing has kept us more entertained than Randy's reenactments of stories from Patti LuPone's autobiography. It's not too late to catch up on what Patti's been up to this year- from her split from SUNSET BOULEVARD to meeting President Bush. We've got every hilarious edition below! (more...)

Chita Rivera Postpones Cafe Carlyle Debut Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chita Rivera has postponed her engagement at the Cafe Carlyle, originally scheduled for January 12-23 to April 19-30 due to an injury she sustained over the Christmas holiday, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Following a fall, it was discovered that she has a pelvic stress fracture. (more...)

CHOPPERS REPUBLIC OF ANZAKISTAN to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

An international geography DJ, Chopper has taken the former countries of New Zealand and Australia, thrown out the shit bits, and created the worlds newest superpower Anzakistan, and hes just the bloke to run it. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Adds MY PARIS to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre will now conclude its 2015-16 season with the musical My Paris. My Paris will replace Shining City on the schedule and run from May 4-29, 2016 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Cabaret Legend Marilyn Maye to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

After a sold-out engagement last May, award-winning, Grammy-nominated cabaret legend Marilyn Maye returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Marilyn Maye Sings Mercer & More, on Thursday, January 28 (8 p.m.) and Friday, January 29 (8 p.m.). Maye will pay tribute to renowned lyricist Johnny Mercer ('Moon River,' 'One for My Baby (and One More for the Road),' 'That Old Black Magic').  (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Paramount a Tale as Old as Time
by Amelia Reynolds - Dec 12, 2015

First off, it feels superfluous for me to be reviewing this production, for the show is only running for two more days, so before you continue reading, buy your tickets to see it first.* (more...)

TUTS to Welcome Back A CHRISTMAS STORY - The Musical This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes the clever adaptation of the 1983 comedy classic A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL to the stage from December 8 - 20, 2015 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. A beloved tradition, TUTS' annual holiday main-stage production is one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season. (more...)

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