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Based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling

How did the Elephant get his trunk?br

How did the Leopard get his spots?br

How did the Rhinoceros get his skin?brbr

In the "Just So Stories," Rudyard Kipling created a magical world as he told his daughter fables of the animal kingdom. In "Just So," George Stiles and Anthony Drewe ("Honk!") have created a new musical that weaves five of Mr. Kipling's most famous tales together into a fanciful lesson about personal courage, individuality and friendship.

Just So - 1990 London Fringe Page 5

BWW Interview: Michigan Native Teri Hansen Says THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Fill Your Heart with Joy at Fisher Theatre!
by Katie Laban - May 9, 2016

Michigan native Teri Hansen loves performing in The Sound of Music because the audiences are just as emotionally involved in the show as she is. "When the curtain goes up, there is an audible gasp because of this gorgeous set and beautiful start," she said. "Then we really start to tell this tale; this dangerous and urgent story, yet a love story as well. You can feel the audience right at the beginning of the show and during it they are edging forward on their seats until the end when they are on their feet going right over the mountain with the Von Trapp family." (more...)

BWW Recap: Everyone is an 'Oathbreaker' on GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 9, 2016

This week's episode of Game of Thrones aired on Mother's Day, perhaps as an ironic detail of seeding spread throughout the episode in the same vein that Tyrion killed Tywin in season 4 on Father's Day. The episode, entitled “Oathbreaker,” had it's share of deaths and gore, but seemingly shed light on three of our characters whom can be considered “oathbreakers” of sorts. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY 60th Anniversary Celebration - Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A host of West End Stars gather at the iconic St. Pauls Church, Covent Garden, the location of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins' memorable first encounter, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original Broadway production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, My Fair Lady. (more...)

BWW Interview: Von Stade, Aldrich Sing Out on Heggie's 'Great Scott' - Part 1
by Erica Miner - May 4, 2016

I caught up with stars Kate Aldrich and Frederica von Stade at the SDO offices downtown (more...)

BWW Review: Swapping Hats and Inducing Hilarity with CDG's THE 39 STEPS
by Kristen Morale - May 3, 2016

Loosely based on the 1915 novel written by John Buchan, later made into the 1935 movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock and gradually turned into a staged comical farce in 2005 by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps is something quite wonderful to see when brought about by a gifted director and a very talented cast of four that could bring about such a myriad of wacky characters. Director Scott Hamilton, as he states in his curtain speech, was certain that he wanted to lead this show towards its absolute comedic potential, and now writing in hindsight, it is clear that he manages to do just that give quite an optimistic start to what will be a rather epic new season at the Chatham Drama Guild. In relation to that and just to mention, the Guild has been offering wonderful performances since the time Hitchcock's movie was made, so this show is sure not to disappoint anybody who enjoys an innocent and rather traditional form of visual, laugh-loud-comedy. (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company to Present THE CANTERBURY TALES & XANADU This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company is set to open its sixth summer season at West Park, performing outdoor professional theatre at movie-ticket prices, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout June and July. This year, the group's season will open with a modern adaption of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (by Lindsay Price), followed by the 2007 Broadway musical smash, Xanadu (based on the 1980 cult classic movie of the same name), with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. (more...)

New eBook MOVING TO COLLEGE is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Chicago-based author Hlne Tragos Stelian's new eBookMoving to College: What to Do, What to Learn, and What to Pack was released on Amazon May 1, 2016 in conjunction with National College Decision Day. (more...)

Photo: First Look - ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Gets Her Own Barbie Doll!
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Today, Copeland becomes the newest star to get her own Barbie, part of Mattel's 'You Can Be Anything' campaign. (more...)

BWW Recap: Jon Snow Heads 'Home' in GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 2, 2016

Episode two of Game of Thrones just aired tonight and with it, we got a lot of what we had last week, shocking deaths and violence, but we also got the answer to everyone's burning question. Is Jon Snow really dead? The episode, entitled “Home” not only was named so because of the word being dropped quite often in dialogue, but several of our primary characters dealt with their families, identities and “homes”. I would say this is one of the closes instances we've gotten on this show of having the title actually play a key role in the total events of the narrative, but alas, it still struggled to remain thematically relevant, despite it's frequent usage.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sharon Osbourne Thanks Fans & TALK Co-Hosts for Love & Support
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

On CBS's THE TALK, Sharon Osbourne shared her thanks for the outpouring of love and support she received on social media after opening up about her marriage on yesterday's show. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Jeremy McQueen
by Barnett Serchuk - May 11, 2016

Founder and Artistic Director of The Black Iris Project, Jeremy McQueen is an award-winning emerging choreographer. A 2013 recipient of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago's Choreographers of Color Award and two-time finalist of the Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence, McQueen's work has appeared at Jacob's Pillow Dance's Inside/Out series (in 2012 & 2013), Dancers Responding to AIDS' Fire Island Dance Festival, the Young Choreographer's Festival, and more. McQueen has appeared in the Broadway National Tours of 'Wicked' and 'The Color Purple', in addition to the Metropolitan Opera's productions of 'Die Fledermaus', 'Aida', 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann', and 'Don Giovanni'. McQueen currently teaches ballet for ABT's and Ailey's educational outreach programs. A graduate of The Ailey School/Fordham University B.F.A Program, he's trained as a scholarship recipient with American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. (more...)

Super-Sod is Rolling Out Their New Home & Garden Show Booth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016


BWW Review: Seattle Rep's BROWNSVILLE SONG Hits No Good Notes
by Jay Irwin - Mar 31, 2016

It's all well and good to want to shine a spotlight on urban violence and inner city gangs through entertainment (theater, film, TV, etc.). It gets the issues out there in the hopes that something might get changed. But as it's been done time and time before, if you're going tell another one of these kinds of stories then have something new to say and tell it well. Unfortunately the current production at the Seattle Rep, "brownsville song (b-side for tray)" fails in both respects with bad writing, bad direction and bad performances amounting to a show that felt it was important but came across as cliche. (more...)

DIAMONDFEST Begins 4/21 in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

'DIAMOND MOUNTAIN' movie premiere and 'AMERICAN TRILOGY' concert set to highlight 'DIAMONDFEST' weekend in Las Vegas honoring 50-years of Neil Diamond music. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl Tommy
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 30, 2016

It's only appropriate that Tommy, who's committed to diversity and an int'l perspective in theater, is helming an Africa-set play that's Broadway's first ever whose writer, director and cast are all black women. (more...)

BWW Interview: Wife Swap! Rebecca Luker Gets Ready to Take Residence at FUN HOME
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2016

Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn will temporarily depart FUN HOME this spring to undergo hip surgery, and it's Rebecca Luker to the rescue! On April 5, the three-time Tony Award nominee will take over as the Bechdel family matriarch in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Luker adds FUN HOME to her long list of Broadway credits, which already includes THE SECRET GARDEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE MUSIC MAN, MARY POPPINS, CINDERELLA, and many more. Now as she prepares for her latest role, she's checking in with BroadwayWorld to update us on the process so far! (more...)

BWW Interview: Boiling Point Players Stages A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM With An All-Female Cast
by Katricia Lang - Mar 30, 2016

The Boiling Point Players presents the A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM mixtape replete with dance breaks and an all-female cast. (more...)

The Lambs Club Could Be on its Last Leg
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 29, 2016

The Lambs is America's First Professional Theatrical Club, established in New York in 1874. As a social club, The Lambs is a social gathering place for entertainment industry and art professionals. Performers, directors, writers, artists and technicians of the entertainment industry gather to celebrate their commonality, in a place where they come to enjoy each others' company, and to display and hone their crafts in an atmosphere of creativity and support, and to nurture creative endeavors, boasting members such as Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, W.C. Fields and John Philip Sousa.  The Lambs is also a historical society preserving and promoting a remarkable 140+ year history.  (more...)

BWW Review: SOLEDAD BARRIO & NOCHE FLAMENCA Vivaciously Rumbled Astor Place
by Marsha Volgyi - Mar 29, 2016

At Joe's Pub, located inside The Public Theater in the neighborhood of Astor Place, I dined at the cabaret on March 26, 2016. While in the venue's intimate setting, which included a fusion cuisine menu and a glass of Pinot Noir, I imagined that this would be the type of setting that flamenco in España (Spain) is performed. I was seated roughly forty feet from where I would see their feet. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Lighting Designer Amy Lewis
by Frank Benge - Mar 25, 2016

Very few audience members know what goes into the technical aspects of a stage production. Without the theatre's technical artists, often the unsung stars of any production, your experience at the theatre would be very different. In a new series of articles about the Technical Theatre artists of Austin, BroadwayWorld will be introducing you to some of the artists behind the scenes… the set designers, lighting designers and costumers whose work is so vital to a successful production. The process of lighting a play, dance piece, or opera is highly subjective; each designer has to develop a process that works for them. Lighting designers know how to use the subtle and powerful medium of light, creating effects that can be changed at will to match the mood of the action. We start our series by talking to lighting designer, Amy Lewis. (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, March 24, 2016
by Robert Gould - Mar 25, 2016

Robert Gould reviews the Simon Greiff-helmed revue of Stiles and Drewe songs, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, at Cardiff's Sherman Theatre for BWW. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for PARADE at Manchester's New Arts Venue
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The full cast has now been confirmed for the revival of the classic musical Parade, which will run for three and a half weeks at Manchester's newest arts venue. (more...)

Original Live Cast Recording of THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD, a new play about Argentina's Dirty War, premiered in The Little at Southwark Playhouse in April 2015 to sold out audiences and rave reviews. A limited edition cast recording of the songs from the show was recorded live at Southwark Playhouse on a sunny bank holiday afternoon in April 2015 in between shows and is now available for purchase! (more...)

BWW Interview: BRIGHT STAR's Hannah Elless Is Gonna Shine Again on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 24, 2016

This spring couldn't be brighter for Hannah Elless. Later today, the Michigan native will officially make her return to Broadway in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, which opens tonight at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

The Friday 5: SHREW's Whitney and Ostick in the Spotlight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2016

To whet your appetite, today our Friday 5 spotlight falls upon Jonathan Whitney, who plays Petruchio, and Roxy veteran Jackie Ostick, who takes on the role of Grumio. Frankly, after hearing their responses to our question, the real show might be in the dressing room before curtain. (more...)

CHICAGO's Rumer Willis to Bring a Jazzy Vibe to the Carlyle This Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

As if winning DANCING WITH THE STARS and making her Broadway debut as Roxy Hart in CHICAGO weren't enough, Rumer Willis will now bring her jazzy vibe to New York City's famed Carlyle Cafe at the Carlyle Hotel. (more...)

BWW Review: M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa Presents the Quirky [TITLE OF SHOW] at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - Apr 4, 2016

M.A.D. likes to push the envelope, and with Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's humorous cult classic, they have gleefully ripped up that envelope and stomped it to the ground. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kellie Pickler Talks Idol, Reality Series & Broadway Dreams
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 30, 2016

Today, Pickler speaks exclusively with BWW about her recent appearance on the Series Finale of AMERICAN IDOL, her recent partnership with Flonase Allergy Relief and her dream of one day starring in a Broadway musical! (more...)

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - WAITRESS' Kimiko Glenn
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 29, 2016

Today, Kimiko Glenn speaks exclusively with BWW about portraying quirky and lovable history buff Dawn in WAITRESS and reveals, 'I was actually really bad in history!' (more...)

Julian Ovenden to Host Gala to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Stiles + Drewe Prize, May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 10thanniversary West End Gala for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. To mark this special landmark occasion, the 2016 competition is being staged at the Novello Theatre in London on Sunday 15 May, hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Sondheim 80th Birthday Prom). In addition to this, among this year's judges will be Don Black,Jason Carr, Anne Reid MBE, Sondheim Society Patron Julia McKenzie and Olivier Award-nominated actress Sophie-Louise Dann, reuniting her with Ovenden after they performed together in Sunday in the Park with George at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Furthermore, writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson will Chair the Student Performer judging panel.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Dearna Doglione - Through My Father's Eyes
by Guest Blogger: Dearna Doglione - Apr 26, 2016

As I take a seat at the back of the theatre, the cast of Through My Father's Eyes start practicing their songs. Peseta conducts with a flavour and style ingrained within him, powerfully finding the light and shade, making every word of the beautiful language understandable to those who can't speak it. When they make it to the peak, there is such strength in their passion for the song that it almost brings me to tears. But the true power is within the quiet moments; the palpable fragility, that makes you listen so closely and feel so deeply. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet Afghanistan's First Female SESAME STREET Character 'Zari'!
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

In her first interview in the United States, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with SESAME STREET's first Afghanistan's female character Zari and EVP of Global Impact and Philanthropy Sherrie Westin. (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

At long last, Music City Confidential is back to help you get caught back on the talk of the town - all the news that's fit to print about the Nashville theater community - and to immerse you in the minutiae of life in Theater City (a term we've been trying to copyright since we were in junior high with Thespis, Aristophanes and Martha Wilkinson). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Allison Semmes as Diana Ross in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Apr 22, 2016

As MOTOWN THE MUSICAL continues to tour all over North America, the success of the show is evident. Every city has welcomed the show with open arms and enjoyed the walk down memory lane with iconic figures like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Allison Semmes has the privilege of being part of the touring company playing Ms. Diana Ross herself and recently shared with BWW her experiences on the road and being part of such a historic show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Satomi Blair Chats About KENTUCKY, Tribeca Film Festival and Much More!
by Nora Dominick - Apr 20, 2016

Actress and producer Satomi Blair is ready to take on a role that she has been working on for over a year now. Starting tonight Blair stars in the world premiere production of KENTUCKY. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Bill Gates to King George III- HAMILTON's Rory O'Malley Reflects on His Royally Wacky Spring
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2016

Just weeks ago he was preparing to make his Broadway return in NERDS. Now he is starring in the most popular show on Broadway. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony Award-nominee Rory O'Malley recently began his reign as King George in the Broadway musical Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). Mr. O'Malley steps into the role that was previously played by Jonathan Groff, Brian d'Arcy James and Andrew Rannells. How did he end up here? O'Malley explains in the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Recap: Because ... Everything on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Apr 18, 2016

Something is about to end. Sure it's just a TV show. But it's seven years of TV show. Seven years of the best TV show I've ever watched. I need a wine for this … (more...)

BWW Interview: Man on the Move- Matthew Morrison Is Bringing His Act Back to NYC!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 18, 2016

It's been less than three months since Matthew Morrison departed FINDING NEVERLAND, and he's been going non-stop ever since. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Shoshana Bean - sobre PMJukebox, Wicked y su carrera
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 14, 2016

Shoshana Bean se encuentra de gira por Europa como artista invitada de los conciertos de Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox y, en su visita a Madrid, tuvimos el placer de sentarnos a hablar con ella sobre su carrera, Wicked, Hairspray, YouTube, próximos conciertos ¡y mucho más! (more...)

BWW Feature: FUSION FORUM: Cool Right Now
by Devon Hoffman - Apr 14, 2016

What is the FUSION forum? A 'cultural collider,' as Dennis Gromelski (Executive Director of FUSION, New Mexico's longest-running professional theater company) explains: Similar to the goals of the particle collider in CERN, the Fusion Forum will bring charged artists together to unfold the secrets of the universe. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shoshana Bean - on PMJukebox, Wicked, Hairspray and more!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 14, 2016

Shoshana is touring Europe with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox and we had the pleasure to sit down and speak with her about her career, Wicked, Hairspray, YouTube, upcoming concerts and much more! Check it only on! (more...)

TV One Unveils 'Audacious' Schedule of Programming at Annual Upfront Presentation
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Showcasing its new look and feel to the advertising sales community, TV One unveiled an audacious schedule of programming during its annual Upfront presentation at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theatre this morning. (more...)

Marco Rubio Support Group Launches on Anniversary of...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016


BWW Interview: Director Louis Scarpati of 5 WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS in Hackensack
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 12, 2016 interviewed Louis Scarpati who directs 'FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS' at The Company Theatre Group in Hackensack. The show will be onstage through Sunday, April 17th. (more...)

VIDEO: Timothy Olyphant Talks Ensemble Rom Com MOTHER'S DAY
by - Apr 12, 2016

He tells TODAY he’s looking forward to the premiere of the ensemble rom-com Just So he can meet some of his co-stars, including Julia Roberts. (more...)

BWW Review: Musically Solid SOUTH PACIFIC at Seattle Musical Theatre Feels Unpolished
by Amelia Reynolds - Apr 11, 2016

Rogers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific' is almost 70 years old. Seattle Musical Theatre took on this oldie but goodie and brought to life glimmers of classic Broadway razzle-dazzle. The singing was energetic and velvety smooth, the costumes (by Margaret Toomey) were carbon copies of the original production (i.e. high waist bathing suits, tight white naval suits and enviable Bettie Grable victory rolls), and a live pit orchestra to boot that brought the house down. Unfortunately, the mismatched energy levels of the actors, predictable choreography and a minimal set design made the production feel unfinished. (more...)

BWW Review: Let the Youth Be Told in APA's New Hit SOCIAL SECURITY
by Kristen Morale - Apr 11, 2016

There are quite a few advantages of getting old, despite what many people may believe: the well-worn worries of youth are whisked away in the leveled way more mature people live their lives, self-dictated rules and personal boundaries are set as people come into their own and emotions are at bay as people gradually accept and even embrace the monotone way in which their lives are lived. Youth can still be kept alive and may even be sought after, but that shouldn't be too strenuous a task, right? Ha, no. After seeing the workings of the Academy of Performing Art's newest production of Social Security, where insecurities run rampant, youth is a perpetual theme in hilarious unforeseen ways and basically nothing is secure, the irony of this show's title alone is bound to excite and surprise anyone one believes that youth cannot be rekindled in the old at heart. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachel Landon and Alli Villines Talk SRO's SPEAKEASY
by Alexander Garza - Apr 1, 2016

Writer Rachel Landon and Actress Alli Villines discuss SRO's SPEAKEASY, an immersive theatre experience featuring popular 1920's era music, roaring dance numbers and a glimpse into the end of Prohibition. SPEAKEASY is about Texas, the female owner of a Chicago speakeasy club during the Prohibition era - and the various characters that frequent the club. (more...)

Golfer Bubba Watson to Be Profiled on CBS's 60 MINUTES, 4/3
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Watson opens up in the interview chair and on the golf course in a 60 MINUTES profile Sunday, April 3 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

BWW Interview: Natasha Drena Leads Cast of Reinvented INTO THE WOODS at the Aurora Theatre
by Kiley Gipson - Apr 1, 2016


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