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Guest Blog: Composer Luke Bateman on MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by Guest Blog: Luke Bateman - Nov 24, 2016

I like to write tunes. By tunes I mean real hummable melodies. Some people scoff at this as if 'that's easy' or 'not exactly art', but I thoroughly disagree. Lots of songwriters write both music and lyrics, and I've given lyrics a go, but I like to stick to the music. In my opinion, my job is to serve a lyric. A great melody can carry a poor lyric, but a good lyric sure as hell ain't gonna carry a bad tune. When you combine both a great lyric and a great melody then you've hit the jackpot. (more...)

Photo Flash: WILLY WONKA at Des Moines Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the musical, "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka," Dec. 2-18, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, with the orchestra sponsored by Ramsey Automotive. Flying Effects are provided by D2 Flying Effects. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lilli Cooper in TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

This week Keen Company welcomed Lilli Cooper to Keen's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! Beginning November 22nd, Lilli Cooper, seen on Broadway in Spring Awakening and Wicked, has taken over the role of Susan, joining Nick Blaemire and George Salazar. BroadwayWorld has a first look at her in action below! (more...)

Spring 2017 Best of Broadway Tours Feature Bette Midler
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse in Spring 2017, and see Bette Midler in 'Hello, Dolly!' (more...)

Harbor Lights' BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT Moved to March 18th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight has been Rescheduled for March 18th, one night only, at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater.  (more...)

Broadway's Tom Wopat and Linda Purl to Play The Berman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Berman Center for The Performing Arts continues its Stars of Broadway Series with a wonderful evening of upbeat and jazzy tunes along with American standards, featuring Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat and 'Best of New York' (New York magazine) Linda Purl. The pair will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 14. (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Sale Next Week at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Playhouse Square has announced Cleveland engagements of Rodgers + Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Summer 2017. (more...)

Kate Arrington to Join Original Stars in Off-Broadway Encore of THE WOLVES; Rush Policy Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Playwrights Realm has announced the complete cast of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play. (more...)

Off-Broadway's iLUMINATE Begins Holiday Performances At New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

iLuminate, named the best new act in America by "America's Got Talent," returns to New York City to light up the holidays with its displays of visual and musical amazement in a limited 7 -week engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: Beth Leavel Boffo @ Birth of The Black Box Broadway Series
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel launched the Broadway Series at The Black Box at the Franklin Performing Arts Company in a boffo one-night-only concert, accompanied on piano by Musical Director Phil Reno. The star was joined onstage by five young FPAC vocalists who portend a bright future for musical theatre. (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 11/21/2016
by - Nov 21, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 11/21/2016. (more...)

First Yiddish Revival of GOD OF VENGEANCE, Basis of Broadway-Bound INDECENT, Headed to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

New York audiences will be treated to the first revival in Yiddish in many decades of Sholem Asch's shocking and ahead-of-its-time drama "God of Vengeance," the basis of the Broadway-bound play "Indecent." Directed by and featuring the Tony nominee Eleanor Reissa, "God of Vengeance" begins previews at La MaMa, 74A East 4th Street, starting December 22. It opens on Christmas Day. (more...)

BWW Review: What it Means to Live with Origin Theatre Company's POISON
by Kristen Morale - Nov 19, 2016

Poison brings two people together in a cemetery to discuss the desecration and movement of their son's grave, as part of the cemetery's plan to expand. In a style that is incredibly that of Waiting for Godot, this divorced couple comes together and must wait for the person who will come speak to them about their son's grave; of course he doesn't show up. Not having seen or heard from one another in ten long years, they awkwardly await the man that is to save them from their discomfort of being reunited; when he never arrives, they begin to talk about the past. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present WILLY WONKA This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the musical, 'Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka,' Dec. 2-18, 2016. (more...)

Thanksgiving at GREEN FIG at YOTEL Hell's Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Green Fig, located at YOTEL in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm. (more...)

UBU SINGS UBU Set for Sunday at the Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Ubu Sings Ubu is a sexy, face-melting mash up of underground rock show and absurdist theater featuring ten songs by cult band Pere Ubu. Definitely NSFW! (more...)

Tyne Daly, Jason Danieley and More Complete Cast for Transport Group's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group has announced that Tyne Daly (Master Class, Mothers and Sons, It Shoulda Been You, Rabbit Hole), Jason Danieley (The Visit, Chicago), Hannah Elless (Bright Star, Godspell), and Marc Kudisch (Hand to God, Finding Neverland) will join Richard Thomas ('The Americans,' You Can't Take it With You) in its concert of A Man of No Importance, which takes places Monday, December 5 at 8pm at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Marta Sanders to Bring FOLLOW ME to the Beechman in February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The nightclub singer Marta Sanders follows her memorable Cabaret Convention appearance (she closed the Stephen Sondheim tribute with a soul-bearing 'I'm Still Here') with an encore of her latest show, 'Follow Me,' in February. The four-week major engagement performs at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, on Thursday February 2; Saturday February 11; Thursday February 16, and Saturday February 25, all at 7pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Milwaukee
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC , directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien on Friday, November 18 at 10:00 am. (more...)

Christine Ebersole to Launch Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Nourse concert series will return to San Francisco for the 2017 season. Kicking off the series will be Broadway star and two-time Tony winner for 'Grey Gardens' and '42nd Street' Christine Ebersole, on January 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Will Sutton Foster SWEET CHARITY Make the Leap to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The New York Post has reported that producer Kevin McCollum has the rights to transfer off-Broadway's hottest ticket, Leigh Silverman's prodcution of 'Sweet Charity' led by Tony winner, Sutton Foster, to Broadway. (more...)

SCROOGE IN LOVE!, Starring Jason Graae, to Return to 42nd Street Moon for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Last season's smash-hit world premiere, Scrooge in Love! returns to 42nd Street Moon to provide audiences with the perfect show for the entire family this holiday season. (more...)

Sophie Knapp to Star in MADELINE'S CHRISTMAS at Theatre Row; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

KOTA Productions presents Madeline's Christmas, an enchanting musical based on the beloved book series by Ludwig Bemelman. Performances run Dec 8-18 at The Lion Theatre, located at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Todd Michael's Hollywood Parody THE BIG UNCUT FLICK Set for Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Gracye Productions presents Todd Michael's loving parody of Hollywood films THE BIG UNCUT FLICK at Theatre Row's Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC. (more...)

BWW Review: A Lush, Beautiful BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 16, 2016

It's not just big, it's huge. It's colorful. It's amazingly costumed. Marc Robin brings the wonderful world of Disney into high relief at the Fulton in his BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Local Kids, Broadway Stars to Take the Stage in Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan's tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs December 2 to December 17, 2016. (more...)

Signature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends An Additional Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard, has been extended for a second time. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Skip Into Schuster Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association along with NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features, bring the Broadway musical ELF to the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Nov. 22-27, as part of the Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. (more...)

There Are Lots of Special Shows Coming up at WBT This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

WBT has announced its lineup of shows for the upcoming winter season. See a full schedule below. For tickets, call 914-059-2222 or visit: www.BroadwayTheatre.com.  (more...)

Fellowship for Performing Arts Announces Third Production For 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today a third production as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

The Way off-Broadway Dinner Theatre is Set to Host A Rockin' Oldies New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

As everyone is getting ready to bid farewell to 2016 and welcome in 2017, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing to host a very special New Year's Eve event to help mark the occasion.  Every few years, Way Off Broadway hosts a New Year's Eve event and this is one of those years!  (more...)

Revised SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to Close 2016-17 Season at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 season with a brand new production of disco musical Saturday Night Fever, revised and rewritten for Drury Lane, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. (more...)

The Hills Are Alive! THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Arrive at Fox Cities P.A.C. Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The hills are alive! Tickets are on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production runs Dec. 13-18 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Marti Webb to Join LA CAGE AUX FOLLES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Award-winning star MARTI WEBB, will join the previously announced JOHN PARTRIDGE and ADRIAN ZMED. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 11/14/2016
by - Nov 14, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 11/14/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 14, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, has been extended an additional week. The production will now run through December 18, 2016 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

This Thursday, November 17th, BROADWAY SESSIONS will reunite cast members from Shuffle Along. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: The Cast of CATS Makes a Purrrfect Broadway Sessions
by Ben Cameron - Nov 14, 2016

The cast of CATS was simply 'purr-fect' (see what I did there?) at their recent visit to Broadway Sessions. Cast members took to  their songs like cats to cream (oh, dear God), as well as giving us insight in the complicated and ever so flushed out dramaturgy of the CATs society (who likes who, who fights who etc.). Besides fantastic performances cast members helped our audience find their inner Cat with makeup tutorials and choreography lessons..the 'kitten caboodle'. Ok, I'm done! Enjoy performances by Jessica Hendy, Christopher Gurr, Francesca Granell, Christine Cornish Smith, Richard Todd Adams, Madison Mitchell, Giuseppe Bausilio, Harris Milgrim, Kolton Krouse, Nathan Patrick Morgan, Sharrod Williams and Sara Jean Ford. + Rising Star Hana Freeman. (more...)

Oakland High School to Present the Regional World Premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) are pleased to announce that Skyline High School in Oakland, CA will present the regional premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Featuring Marti Webb, to Hit The King's Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Marti Webb is to join John Partridge and Adrian Zmed in the first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award-winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, when it arrives at the King's in Glasgow from, 25-29 July 2017 (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Tenor Eddie Korbich
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 13, 2016

Everyone's favorite tenor, Eddie Korbich, is this week's guest on Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends. From starring in the original production of ASSASSINS, to playing Mr. Snow against newcomer Audra ANN McDonald, to surviving SEUSSICAL, Eddie Korbich has proven time and time again that he is not only one of Broadway's best, he is also one of its nicest. (more...)

Lonny Price to Direct World Premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

Staged Dreams is pleased to announce the world premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT, a new American play written by Tony Award nominee, Calvin Levels and directed by Tony Award nominee, Lonny Price. The play will be presented at Here's MainStage Theatre, located in New York's SoHo district. It runs December 2 thru 22, 2016 (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview - Harold Perrineau Talks Contemporary Relevancy of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 11, 2016

Talented actor Harold Perrineau speaks exclusively with BWW about the relevancy of this classic story in today's times. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place.  (more...)

Michael Zegen and Louisa Krause Tapped for BRO LYFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The Misfits (Raphael Picciarelli, Producing Artistic Director; Molly Alexa Horan, Executive Director; and Rebecca Crigler, Producer) are proud to announce the cast of Justin Kuritzkes' (THE SENSUALITY PARTY) sexy, provocative, and all-too-timely satire, BRO LYFE. Knud Adams (EVERY ANGEL IS BEAUTIFUL) will helm the reading. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE BODYGUARD Gets Ready for Paper Mill Premiere and US Tour!
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2016

Deborah Cox and Judson Mills will soon lead the North American tour of THE BODYGUARD, which plays first at Millburn New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse. Performances are set to begin Friday, November 25, 2016, for a limited run through Sunday, January 1, 2017, prior to the official national tour opening at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, on January 10, 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Sexy Sneak Peek of Deborah Cox & More in Rehearsal for THE BODYGUARD!
by TV - On the Road - Nov 11, 2016

Deborah Cox and Judson Mills will soon lead the North American tour of THE BODYGUARD, which plays first at Millburn New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse. Performances are set to begin Friday, November 25, 2016, for a limited run through Sunday, January 1, 2017, prior to the official national tour opening at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, on January 10, 2017. (more...)

Darrah Carr Dance to Premiere CELTIC JAZZ TRYST at Irish Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Irish Arts Center will welcome back Bessie Award-nominated Darrah Carr Dance in Celtic Jazz Tryst, November 18-20. (more...)

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