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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry

Based on the movie High Society owned by Turner Entertainment Co.

Performance Now Theatre Company presents High Society. For tickets and more information, visit the website.

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Elaine C. Smith to Star in THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

From the producers of the smash-hit show PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ comes the dazzling song and dance extravaganza THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! Each venue on the UK tour will feature a very special guest; the much loved star of stage and screen ELAINE C SMITH will be starring in Glasgow. (more...)

Tony Nominee Melissa Errico to Offer April Concerts at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

?Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (who is performing tonight at Lincoln Center's Spotlight on Judy Garland Event - The History of the World in 100 Performances Moderated by Adam Gopnik & radio host Jonathan Schwartz) will return to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) for two concert performances on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Neil McDermott, Emilie Fleming and More in THE BRAVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Emilie Fleming will join the previously announced David Thaxton, Caroline Sheen and Neil McDermott to head the cast of the new British musical, ONLY THE BRAVE, premiering at the Wales Millennium Centre from 28 March to 2 April.  Based on the real lives of men and women caught up in the D-Day landings, this new production will be directed by Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of London's Soho Theatre.  It will be Wales Millennium Centre's first production of a full-scale, original musical. BroadwayWorld gives you a first look below! (more...)

Remy Bumppo Announces 2016/2017 Season, 20: AN AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2016

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's landmark 20th season features three plays that exemplify the company's lifelong dedication to mind-opening ideas and its special niche in the Chicago theatre community. (more...)

NEVERLAND Composer Gary Barlow to Launch Andrew Lloyd Webber-Style Take That Talent Show
by Louisa Brady - Mar 6, 2016

According to UnrealityTV, Gary Barlow (Take That) will be launching a brand new TV show - a talent series set for BBC One. The series will search for singers to take part in his new musical. Barlow will also serve as a judge on the new series.  (more...)

Kelsey Grammer Extends Stay as 'Hook' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Following last night's rumor that Kelsey Grammer could be flying across the pond to join FINDING NEVERLAND in London, the Broadway production has announced that the Emmy Award-winner will remain onstage in New York City for an extra week, through Sunday, April 3. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Present ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE, 4/5-7/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2015-2016 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with a musical celebration of the American country and pop legend, Patsy Cline, with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE. Directed by Debi Marcucci, the production begins with previews on April 5th, opens on April 7th and continues through July 3rd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

Tony Nominee Melissa Errico to Lead Workshop of New Michael Feinstein Musical in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Leading names from both sides of the Atlantic will come together this April in London to develop a new musical. Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico will star in the workshop of The Gold Room which features original music by five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein and book & lyrics by Walking With Dinosaurs writer Warner Brown. Conceived originally by Brown, The Gold Room explores a night behind closed doors in the life of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. (more...)

Hook Sails to London? Kelsey Grammer in Talks to Join Alfie Boe in West End's FINDING NEVERLAND
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2016

Neverland is wherever you make it! And rumor is Broadway's Captain Hook could be flying across the pond to join FINDING NEVERLAND when it returns to London in January 2017. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Production Images Released of James Norton and Kate Fleetwood in BUG at Found111
by Marianka Swain - Mar 28, 2016

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood star in BUG, the tense and blackly comic play from award-winning writer Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe) at Found111. Bug, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is a taut exploration of two people on the edge, where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred. (more...)

World Premiere Musical Adaptation of Austen's NORTHANGER ABBEY to Play Lifeline Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Lifeline Theatre presents Northanger Abbey, a world premiere musical with book by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: New Adaptation, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Neverwhere), music and lyrics by George Howe (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work-Musical, Queen Lucia), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Play, Mariette in Ecstasy), based on the novel by Jane Austen. Catherine Morland leaves her quiet country home for the splendors of Bath, armed only with an innocent heart and the examples of her favorite literary heroines. Immersed in a new world of parties, balls, and High Society, Catherine soon finds herself caught in a web of social scheming far above her skill to master. False friends, greedy lovers, and a wealth of misunderstandings lead to the revelation that bruises of the heart can be far more painful than the imagined terrors of Gothic novels. The production runs approximately two and a half hours with one intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. (more...)

Paul Slade Smith Will Temporarily Replace Kelsey Grammer in FINDING NEVERLAND
by Nora Dominick - Mar 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Paul Slade Smith, who originated the role of Mr. Henshaw in Broadway's Finding Neverland, will succeed Kelsey Grammer in the role of Charles Frohman/Captain Hook starting April 5th.  (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/23/2016 - LES MIZ Turns Two and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 23, 2016

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: LES MISERABLES celebrates its 2nd anniversary on Broadway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Eric Sciotto takes over BWW's Twitter today! (more...)

Universalist Players to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCRATS KIDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The intergenerational cast of the Universalist Players is staging the award-winning musical comedy "Disney's The Aristocats KIDS" on Friday, April 1 at 7pm and Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm at the Universalist Church, 433 Fern Street in West Hartford, CT. (more...)

Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree's Musical Revue MISS-LEADING LADIES Gets UK Tour
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2016

Following a sell-out London run last year, spectacular musical revue MISS-LEADING LADIES is set for a UK tour in May and June. Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree star in this stunning celebration of some of the greatest grande dames of stage and screen, from Ethel Merman to Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich to Danny La Rue - with the musical sisters adding their own unique family twist to proceedings. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project to Stage THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Actors' Shakespeare Project closes its record-breaking season with Richard Brinsley Sheridan's clever comedy of manners THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Resident Acting Company member Paula Plum with adaptation by RAC member Steven Barkhimer. The show runs April 13 - May 8, 2016, at Multicultural Arts Center, 41 2nd Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Robin Hood Students Get First Broadway Experience at Tomorrow's FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

In advance of its one-year Broadway anniversary on March 15, FINDING NEVERLAND has announced a partnership with The Robin Hood Foundation, NYC's largest poverty-fighting organization, to give hundreds of low-income youth their first Broadway experience. (more...)

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

Casting announced for The Toxic Avenger at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER. Press night: Tuesday 26 April at 7.30pm. Run: Friday 22 April - Saturday 21 May 2016. (more...)

Official: Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and More Lead STEPPING OUT, Oct. 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and The James Grant Group are delighted to announce the pre-West End dates of STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris, starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and Nicola Stephenson. Directed by Maria Friedman, the production opens at the Theatre Royal Bath, 12th - 22nd October followed by Richmond Theatre and Cambridge Arts Theatre (additional date to be announced). (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher and Shaun Williamson Join Touring Cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. From May 4 until 2 October 2, Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, War of the Worlds) will play Truly Scrumptious, and from May 4 until August 21, Shaun Williamson (The Railway Children, EastEnders) will play Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst. Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray), who currently plays the roles of Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, returns to the show from August 24. (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher, Shaun Williamson and More Join UK Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour opened at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.  (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present THE MISANTHROPE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present The Misanthrope by Moliere, translated by Richard Wilbur, and directed by Brian Balcom (MFA Directing, Class of 2016) on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University. The production opens on Friday, April 15, and runs through Sunday, April 24, 2016. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on April 13 and 14 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Modern Cast to Bring BRIDESHEAD REVISITED UK Tour to Today's Britain
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2016

English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal's world premiere of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, reimagined for the stage by Tony Award nominee Bryony Lavery (FROZEN) and Olivier Award-winning director Damian Cruden (THE RAILWAY CHILDREN), has found its cast. (more...)

Sally Ann Triplett Flies Into FINDING NEVERLAND Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Beginning tonight, March 1, Broadway's Finding Neverland welcomes Sally Ann Triplett (THE LAST SHIP, CARRIE) as 'Madame du Maurier' for a run through May 1, 2016. (more...)

MATILDA Toronto Tickets On Sale Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Canada!  Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is presented in Toronto by David Mirvish as part of his 2015-16 Main Subscription Season. Performances begin Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, with the media night scheduled for Thursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM.  Tickets will be available for performances until September 4, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Acting Up Stage Company's Toronto Premiere of GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

 Acting Up Stage Company presents the Toronto premiere of the critically acclaimed and Tony award-winning musical - GREYGARDENS.  GREY GARDENS will run in Toronto from Friday, February 19th to Sunday March 6th (Opening night February 22) at the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs (26 Berkeley St.), having its first preview 40 years to the day that the film premiered theatrically in the U.S.. Tickets - on sale now - run from $35 to $55 and are available by phone at 416-368-3110, online at, or in person at the box office. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016


BWW Review: Mad Cow's PAINTING CHURCHES is a Touching 'Memory' Play with a Top-Notch Cast
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 26, 2016

'Last scene of all,/ That ends this strange eventful history,/ Is second childishness and mere oblivion,/ Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.' PAINTING CHURCHES, running through March 20th at the Mad Cow Theatre, is a memory play, but not in the way that THE GLASS MENAGERIE is. Instead, this play is about how people remember things from their past, and often how they forget them. Whether it is due to repression or dementia, or lasting importance or momentary bliss, what we forget and what we remember shapes everything that we think and feel about our lives. (more...)

West End's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX! Will Launch at Donmar Warehouse, Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, Anthony Weigh's new version of Jean Anouilh's hit 1937 comedy Le Voyageur Sans Bagage, will begin previews at The Donmar Warehouse from Thursday 18 February . The production is directed by Blanche McIntyre, and a cast that includes Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird, Sian Thomas, Danny Webb, Fenella Woolgar and Daniel York. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Five provocative, widely acclaimed plays constitute Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2016-2017 season, which gets underway at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on Friday evening, October 14 with Tennessee Williams' final masterpiece, the autumnal The Night of the Iguana(1961). (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE TOXIC AVENGER - In Rehearsal!
by Liza Maria Dawson - Apr 9, 2016

The citizens of Tromaville are crying out for a hero - enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. But when a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Broadway's Finding Neverland got a visit from Tinkerbelle the Dog dressed in her Tinkerbell costume. Check out photos below! (more...)

Gerard Way Introduces 'DC's Young Animal' Imprint
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The DC All Access panel at Emerald City Comicon was crashed by none other than Gerard Way, Eisner Award-winning writer of The Umbrella Academy and former vocalist and co-founder of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. Way announced that he will be curating DC's Young Animal, a new mature reader pop-up imprint of DC Comics that will consist of four series and feature his creative direction. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Alexis Soleil, a screenplay writer, film enthusiast, avid reader, dedicated writer and author, has completed her new book 'From The Other Side Of The Tracks': a gripping and potent work that takes a unique twist to the classic love story. (more...)

Official: Marc Kudisch Will Step Into FINDING NEVERLAND on April 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Tony-nominated Broadway favorite Marc Kudisch will step into the duo roles of Charles Frohman and Captain James Hook in the hit Broadway musical Finding Neverland, the story of how Peter became Pan, beginning Tuesday, April 12. As previously announced, ensemble member Paul Slade Smith will play both roles until Kudisch steps into role. For tickets and more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandThe (more...)

Marc Kudisch Will Fly to FINDING NEVERLAND as the Next Captain Hook
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Kelsey Grammer recently took his final bow as Charles Frohman/Hook in Broadway's Finding Neverland on April 3rd. Grammer returned to the role on January 19th of this year after a brief hiatus. Paul Slade Smith will take over the role temporarily beginning this week. Sources have told us that Broadway favorite Marc Kusdisch will take on the role next, officially joining the company on April 12. (more...)

Jack Laskey, Geraldine James & More to Star in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Howard Brenton's Lawrence after Arabia, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt, which previews from 28 April. Directed by John Dove, the full cast features Sam Alexander, William Chubb, Geraldine James, Khalid Laith, Jack Laskey, Rosalind March and Jeff Rawle. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Looks At A High Society Marriage Dilemma
by Barry Lenny - Apr 4, 2016

The Philadelphia Story opens the year for the Therry Dramatic Society. (more...)

BWW Review: DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS - Not the Most Delicious Meal
by Gil Kaan - Apr 4, 2016

Indie Chi Productions presents the world premiere of playwright Andrea Lepcio's DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS a bit undercooked; with lighting cues missed, the stumbling over lines, and an integral plot incident causing unintentional laughter. Stuart Ross does smartly direct his committed, obliging cast at a fast clip in this 90-minute black comedy. (more...)

Emmy Winner Kelsey Grammer Ends Run in FINDING NEVERLAND Today
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Kelsey Grammer is taking his final bow as Charles Frohman/Hook in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND today, April 3rd. Grammer returned to the role on January 19th of this year after a brief hiatus. He originated the role when the production opened on Broadway in March of last year and garnered wide acclaim.  (more...)

Film Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

NOËL COWARD, a one week festival devoted to the English playwright, actor, singer, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter, and wit, will run at Film Forum from Friday, May 13 through Thursday, May 19. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Heads to Playhouse Square This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Cleveland as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act. (more...)

BWW Review: HAY FEVER Is A Hilarious Look At When Bohemia Meets High Society
by Jade Kops - Apr 17, 2016

Imara Savage's (Director) staging of Noel Coward's HAY FEVER for Sydney Theatre Company proves the farcical comedy of manners, written in 1925, is truly timeless. (more...)

Found111 Extends Tracy Letts' BUG, Starring James Norton and Kate Fleetwood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood are currently leading BUG, the tense and blackly comic play from award-winning writer Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe) at Found111 - and now, audiences have a greater chance to catch it. (more...)

Rupert Young Leads Cast of George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at Orange Tree Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 13, 2016

Casting has been announced for George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at the Orange Tree Theatre. Rupert Young (High Society at the Old Vic, Sir Leon in BBC's Merlin) plays Leonard Charteris, the philanderer of the title. He's joined by Helen Bradbury, Joe Idris-Roberts, Michael Lumsden, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Christopher Staines, Mark Tandy and Paksie Vernon. (more...)

GTA to Bring Film Classic to Life with THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Spring has arrived in northeast Georgia and it is the perfect season for a wedding. Attend the most screwball wedding of the last century at Gainesville Theatre Alliance with their production of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. This witty, sharply stylish comedy runs Apr. 5-16 at UNG-Gainesville's Ed Cabell Theatre, 3850 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood.           (more...)

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