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Baltimore, 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism, and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in town. He's a bad boy with a good cause Ė truth, justice, and the pursuit of rock 'n roll Ė and when he falls for a good girl who wants to be bad, her charm school world of bobby sox and barbershop quartets will never be the same. Wayward youth, juvenile delinquents, sexual repression, cool music, dirty lyrics, bizarre rejects...Finally, the 50's come to life! For real this time!


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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, Starring Mary Bridget Davies, to Launch 2016 North American Tour in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Broadway's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (produced by Iconic Entertainment Studios and T&D Productions) will tour to 34 cities across the U.S. and Canada for a total of 70 shows, kicking off February 9th in Toronto. Conceived, written, and directed by Randy Johnson, the rock musical features choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. (more...)

Broadway's Critically-Acclaimed Musical A Night with Janis Joplin To Embark on 70-Show North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

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New Line Sets Sarah Porter to Star in TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' announces casting for the fourth show in their season, Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman, one-act musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY, running August 11-27, 2016, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre space in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district.    (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Elizabeth Stanley
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 30, 2015

On Monday, November 30, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Elizabeth Stanley. She is currently headlining the first national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in the role of Francesca. Stanley made her Broadway debut as April in the 2006 John Doyle helmed production of COMPANY. She went on to originate the role of Allison in CRY BABY, and then Dyanne in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. She was most recently seen on Broadway as Claire in last year's Tony-nominated ON THE TOWN. (more...)

IF/THEN Tour, Starring Idina Menzel, Lands in Hollywood This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

?Producer David Stone and the Nederlander Organization announce that the L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee) will begin performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. (more...)

A Night with Janis Joplin To Embark on Tour with Stop at Atlanta's Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

?Iconic Entertainment Studios and T&D Productions announced that Broadway's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will take the stage, touring 34 cities across the U.S. and Canada for a total of 70 shows, including a stop at Atlanta's Fox Theatre Sunday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Conceived, written, and directed by Randy Johnson, the rock musical features choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. (more...)

Tickets for Marcus Center's THE EVE OF JACKIE WILSON on Sale Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Off Broadway at the Marcus Center series, sponsored by Envoy Restaurant and Lounge, has announced an addition to its season with The Eve of Jackie: A Tribute to Jackie Wilson starring Chester Gregory. The show comes to the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on February 18-20. Tickets go on sale this Sunday, November 15 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Mamie Gummer, The Skivvies and More Get Spirited at Joe's Pub for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its Holiday 2015 lineup. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Rock Nashville This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Broadway's critically-acclaimed musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, a music-filled live show celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences, will bring its national tour to Nashville, performing at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theater on April 15-16, 2016. (more...)

New Line Theatre to Return to Sheldon Concert Hall for 25 TO LIFE! This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," celebrates its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with 25 TO LIFE! an evening of songs from New Line's first twenty-five years, for two nights only, January 5-6, 2016, at the Sheldon Concert Hall, behind the Fox Theatre in Grand Center. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, Starring Kacee Clanton, Begins Rehearsals at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Starting rehearsals at The 5th Avenue Theatre this week is the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. (more...)

Bringing a Musical to Life: Nick Blaemire and Kyle Jarrow Shepherd FALLOUT to a NYC stage
by Ellen Burns - Mar 7, 2016

We are never too old for heroes. They are the stuff of which dreams are made. Dreams like creating a new musical and offering it up to the world. And it works really well when the new musical is about finding your heroes, or, maybe even becoming one for yourself. Enter Fallout, a new musical by DC-native Nick Blaemire and musician/composer Kyle Jarrow, which just recently had a concert presentation at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Sues Over Elusive POP NATION Musical
by Jessica Khan - Mar 7, 2016

Tony-winning producer Allan Gordon has sued the party behind a PRODUCERS-level scam involving the new musical POP NATION. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHE LOVES ME's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2016

SHE LOVES ME officially opened last week on March 17, 2016, for a limited engagement through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Cameron Adams with the company! (more...)

Celebrate One Year of SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Eric Sciotto During a Twitter Takeover 3/23!
by Alan Henry - Mar 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld is getting rotten on Wednesday, March 23 when Eric Sciotto from SOMETHING ROTTEN takes over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld! Live from inside the St. James Theatre, Eric will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the iconic Broadway show. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Announces Second UK Tour in 2017/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Today, producer Mark Goucher has confirmed that following the phenomenal success of the current UK tour, the new production of Hairspray will return at the end of summer 2017 to once again tour the UK. This second tour of the smash hit musical will visit venues across the country until the spring of 2018. Casting, dates and locations for the 2017/18 tour will be announced in due course. (more...)

The Ordway to Welcome A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present the Midwest premiere of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to the St. Paul stage March 29-April 3 as part of a 34-city North American tour. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell appear IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE tonight, ALADDIN and THE LION KING appear on this morning's GMA! (more...)

Chester Gregory to Join MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour as Berry Gordy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are thrilled to announce that Broadway veteran Chester Gregory will join the First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in the leading role of Berry Gordy. Mr. Gregory's first performance will be tonight in Richmond, VA. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Sing 'SAPPY SONGS' with Darren Criss & Ricki Lake at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present the eclectic and electric Tony Award-winning performer ALAN CUMMINNG in his headlining debut at Carnegie Hall on Monday, February 8 at 8:00 PM. The show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends features guest stars Darren Criss and Ricki Lake, in addition to a special performance by the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

Lorna Luft, Melba Moore & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

This week at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Bert Berns to Receive Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

Bert Berns, whose life and music are the inspiration for the upcoming musical PIECE OF MY HEART, will receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play MPAC, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies stars in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her biggest musical influences at Mayo Performing Arts Center on February 25, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29 - $69. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Robin de Jesus Performs 'Feminism Medley' at #TBTLIVE
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2016

On Thursday, January 7th a cast of Broadway favorites once again brought the popular Instagram/Twitter trend of #tbt to the stage of 54 Below with #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert. During the big night, Broadway favorite Robin de Jesus performed a 'Feminist Medley,' which was arranged by Tim Rosser. Check it out below! (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

Building the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld just reported, it's official -- FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits ALADDIN and THE LION KING on Broadway at a theatre to be announced in spring 2018. Below, get ready for the blizzard with an in-depth look at the musical's creative team! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for February 9-16, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Matt Doyle, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 7, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Songs of Tor & Lisa, ft. Brandon Victor Dixon, and more; New Musicals at 54: Fallout by Kyle Jarrow and Nick Blaemire; Kyle Dean Massey at 54 Below; Jasper In Deadland CD Release Concert; and Broadway Couples Sing I Do! I Do! For Valentine's Day. (more...)

Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, John Larroquette & More Will Lead Starry Cast of Encores! 1776
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. 1776 will star Terence Archie, John Behlmann, Larry Bull, Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, Macintyre Dixon, Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, John Hickok, John Hillner, John Larroquette, Kevin Ligon, John-Michael Lyles, Laird Mackintosh, Michael McCormick, Michael Medeiros, Christiane Noll, Bryce Pinkham, Wayne Pretlow, Tom Alan Robbins, Robert Sella, Ric Stoneback, Jubilant Sykes, Vishal Vaidya, Nicholas Ward, and Jacob Keith Watson.  (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD Playwright David Javerbaum to Host 'Godly Conversations' in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Playwright David Javerbaum is holding 'Godly Conversations,' post-show Q&A sessions with audience members, after select performances of his hit Broadway play AN ACT OF GOD at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Coming to Playhouse Square, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

?Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. (more...)

Columbia/Legacy Recordings to Release Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Legacy Recordings is releasing Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the official album companion to the highly acclaimed documentary written, directed and coproduced by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy J. Berg (more...)

Melanie Martinez Announces North American Headline 'Cry Baby Tour 2016'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Atlantic recording artist Melanie Martinez has announced plans for a major North American headline tour presented by AEG Live. The 'Cry Baby Tour 2016' gets underway February 20th (more...)

Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Bobby Cannavale and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running December 9-20, 2015. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

POP FILTER & More Set for Late Night at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Craving a show after the show?  FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is bringing its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events:  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Nick Blaemire & Kyle Jarrow About FALLOUT
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Dec 30, 2015

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops¬Ö now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Broadway Makeup Artist Randy Houston Mercer Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

57-year-old Randy Houston Mercer, makeup artist for Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, THE BOOK OF MORMON and more, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for having sexual relations with two minors near Augusta, Georgia. (more...)


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Josh Young, Robin de Jesus, Chris McCarrell & More Set for '#tbtLIVE THROWBACK THURSDAY' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

On Thursday, January 7th a cast of Broadway favorites will once again bring the popular instagram/twitter trend of #tbt to the stage of 54 Below with #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert. This will be the 3rd concert in the popular series. (more...)

New Line Theatre to Present 25 TO LIFE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," celebrates its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with 25 TO LIFE! an evening of songs from New Line's first twenty-five years, for two nights only, January 5-6, 2016, at the Sheldon Concert Hall, behind the Fox Theatre in Grand Center. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Talks IF/THEN in Los Angeles
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2015

The L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), began performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. Menzel recently stopped by FOX 11 Los Angeles to talk about the show. Click below to watch her interview! (more...)

BWW TV: Idina Menzel & Company Take Opening Night IF/THEN Bows in LA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2015

Producer David Stone and the Nederlander Organization present the L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), opening at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. Go inside the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Red Carpet Arrivals of IF/THEN National Tour at Pantages - Obba Babatunde, Lacey Chabert, Tracie Thoms and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Producer David Stone and the Nederlander Organization present the L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), opening at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016.  Check out the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tracie Thoms, Barrett Foa and More Walk the Red Carpet for IF/THEN's L.A. Opening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel(Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), began performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening night red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Always Starting Over! IF/THEN's Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze & James Snyder Take Opening Bows in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The L.A. Premiere engagement of IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel(Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee), began performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre on December 8, 2015 for a limited four-week engagement through January 3, 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night bows, featuring Idina Menzel and more! (more...)

They're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Lea Salonga, Sierra Boggess and More to Perform at ASTEP's NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS Concert
by Reilly Hickey - Dec 1, 2015

ASTEP/Artists Striving to End Poverty announces its starry Seventh Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 14 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City with a special silent auction, including items from HAMILTON, FINDING NEVERLAND, and LION KING to list a few. (more...)

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