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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

UH to Present INTIMATE APPAREL at Quintero Theatre, 2/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Esther is an African-American seamstress in early 20th century New York. Her specialty is creating lingerie for both the ladies of the night and the women of High Society. While she carefully crafts sexy, romantic garments for others, she cannot "sew" the seeds of love for herself. Her loneliness is replaced by optimism when romantic letters from a mysterious stranger begin arriving. As Esther eagerly ponders the source of these notes, she might be overlooking a love that is both true and real. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Jasmine Cephas Jones Photographed In Costume Using 1839 Lens
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The latest subject in the musical's series of portraits taken by photographer Josh Lehrer using his 1839 lens. (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...)

Nominations Announced for 2016 Also Recognised Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock, have announced the shortlists in the second annual Also Recognised Awards. (more...)

Official: Alfie Boe and Sally Ann Triplett Will Fly Into FINDING NEVERLAND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

It's official! Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, and then again in the West End's 2011 production, will take over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND on Tuesday, March, 29. No word yet on whether he will travel with the show when it returns to London in January 2017.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FINDING NEVERLAND & Canon Welcome Bronx Student Photographers to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

FINDING NEVERLAND recently partnered with Canon and The Situation Project to bring a little bit of magic to a group of local Bronx students. The Broadway musical welcomed MS 343 students to photograph a dress rehearsal, marking the first-of-its-kind experience in allowing students to learn more about their passion for photography and theatre. Check out highlights from the day below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ONLY THE BRAVE at Wales Millennium Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 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 Milliennium Centre's first production of a full-scale, original musical. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Will Wrap Up Limited Run in FINDING NEVERLAND on 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

FINDING NEVERLAND recently welcomed a new leading man! Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town) recently took over the role of Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie in the smash hit, record-breaking Broadway musical. Now we've learned that his limited run will conclude on March 27. No word yet on who will replace him, but stay tuned for updates! (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND to Follow Second Star to the Right for London Return
by Jessica Khan - Feb 18, 2016

Broadway's Finding Neverland will officially be following the second star to the right and flying back to London in January 2017, as rumored over the weekend. The show's official website lists a winter 2017 bow in the West End. (more...)

Official: Sandy Duncan Takes Temporary Leave from FINDING NEVERLAND for 'Family Obligations'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The producers of Broadway's Finding Neverland  have regretfully announced that the beloved stage and screen actress Sandy Duncan, who recently joined the magical production in the role of Madame Du Maurier, must take an immediate, yet temporary leave of absence from the show due to family obligations. The entire company looks forward to warmly welcoming Ms. Duncan back to Neverland as soon as she's able to return. The show, playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), will continue with its current stars Tony Yazbeck, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly, supported by a cast of Broadway's best. Ms. Duncan's replacement will be announced shortly. (more...)

Lehmann Maupin Presents Hernan Bas' BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS Exhibition, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Hernan Bas' Bright Young Things, the artist's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring new paintings on canvas and paper. Bas draws from a pool of references found in art, poetry, religion, mythology, film, and literature. In this recent series, he turns his attention specifically to 1920s London, and a group of young, bohemian aristocrats that emerged post-World War I. The artist will be present for an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 PM. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Announces Lineup for the 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly announces its 2016/17 Season.  Dynamic plays from three important women playwrights, plus a landmark drama by Arthur Miller, a romantic Shakespearean romp and a beloved musical masterpiece will highlight the new Mainstage Season from PlayMakers Repertory Company. The new season is the first selected for the theater by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers' new  Producing Artistic Director. (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...)

Sandy Duncan Departs Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND Early?
by Jessica Khan - Feb 16, 2016

Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying, Tony-nominated performance as 'Peter Pan' on Broadway, returned to Neverland over the weekend as 'Madame du Maurier' in FINDING NEVERLAND. But her return to the classic fantasy realm -- and onstage in New York -- has been short-lived. (more...)

Dawn Williams Releases NO MERCY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Dawn Williams, a member of the Romance Writers of America, has completed her new book 'No Mercy': a lavish and romantic tale full of intrigue, murder, and passion. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Tony Yazbeck Is Flying High in His New FINDING NEVERLAND Role!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 15, 2016

FINDING NEVERLAND has welcomed its new leading man! Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town) recently took over the role of Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie in the smash hit, record-breaking Broadway musical. BroadwayWorld recently stopped by the the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to check in with Yazbeck about the role and while we were there, he gave us a tour of his new dressing room! (more...)

Alfie Boe Next for FINDING NEVERLAND; Broadway + London?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

According to the New York Post,  current LES MISERABLES star Alfie Boe, who departs that show at the end of February, has his next gig lined up. The paper reports he 'will be stepping into the starring role of "Finding Neverland," ... Boe will play "Peter Pan" creator J.M. Barrie, replacing Tony Yazbeck, and he will then open the show in London's West End in January of next year.' No official announcement has yet been made.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pan is Back! Sandy Duncan Takes Her First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 13, 2016

The wait is over! Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying, Tony-nominated performance as 'Peter Pan' on Broadway, has returned to Neverland. (more...)

New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

32 Actors, 8 Writers, and 8 Directors will gather at Abingdon Theatre Company for an entire weekend of pure creativity to produce FETE 24. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Continue Season with Philadelphia Premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 207th season with the Philadelphia premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Directed by Bill Van Horn, this play with music begins previews on March 15th, opens on March 23rd and runs through May 1st on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood to Lead Tracy Letts' BUG at Found111 This Spring
by Jessica Khan - Feb 11, 2016

Tracy Letts' play BUG will mark its 20th anniversary with a starry production at Found111 this spring. (more...)

New Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals will alternate in the role when the show opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Wednesday 24 February 2016. (more...)

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