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Gershwin Theatre (New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.

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Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein


ON THE TOWN with Leonard Bernstein's Classic Score Opens 7/11 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the classic Leonard Bernstein musical comedy On the Town. This will be just the third time the Bernstein masterpiece has been produced at Music Circus, and its first appearance in the Wells Fargo Pavilion; previous Music Circus productions were in 1955 and 1961. Performances of On the Town are Tuesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 16 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gateway Theatre presents ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Dropping anchor in Bellport after a smashingly successful revival on Broadway, On the Town is a bold and brassy musical comedy about three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City during World War II. (more...)

Alison Lea Bender and Courtney Daniels to Star in 'THELMA LOUISE; DYKE REMIX' at PRIDEFEST 2017 at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

'TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix' is a parody sequel, queer rock musical that asks the question 'why do strong female characters always gotta die?' and turns the death as freedom narrative for women on its head. It starts mid-air in a Thunderbird convertible suspended over the Grand Canyon. (more...)

Joey Pero Returns to BANDSTAND Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, welcomes Joey Pero back to the production in the role of Nick Radel beginning tonight. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 29, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Official: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y announces Ted Chapin, President & Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, will serve in the newly created role of Producer of Lyrics & Lyricists, beginning next season. For nearly five decades, L&L has been at the forefront of exploring and sharing the best of the American Songbook, and this opens a new chapter. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alysha Umphress of HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 29, 2017

With the challenges of putting a brand new musical on its feet, finding a moment where actress Alysha Umphress could steal away from rehearsal for this interview was a challenge of its own. And when we did connect, it was not without technical difficulties on my end, and a coffee spilling fiasco on her end as she prepared for her long day of rehearsal. Through it all, Alysha, who has appeared on Broadway in AMERICAN IDIOT, ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, BRING IT ON and On the Town (starring opposite DFW's Jay Armstrong Johnson), was upbeat, down-to-earth, excited to talk about her new big gig, and just as happy to humor me with stories from her early career. (more...)

Opera Saratoga presents a New Production of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK 7/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Opera Saratoga presents a new production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, directed and choreographed by Lawrence Edelson, and conducted by noted Maestro John Mauceri (company debut), who has been responsible for many significant operatic restorations, including Blitzstein's Regina. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 28th, 2017 - LETTERS FROM A NUT at the Geffen and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 28, 2017

Good morning, BraodwayWorld! Today's big news: Jerry Seinfeld takes Ted L. Nancy's LETTERS FROM A NUT to the Geffen! (more...)

NY Public Library's Dance Collections Manager Arlene Yu on Sono Osato and the Arrival of the Ballet Girl on Broadway!
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jun 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Arlene Yu, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dance Collections Manager, on: Sono Osato and the Arrival of the Ballet Girl on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WEDDING SINGER Makes Love Connection at WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place last weekend, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the cast of THE WEDDING SINGER performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 28, 2017
by - Jun 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Marisha Wallace and John Owen Jones Bring Experience and Expression to WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place last weekend, and BroadwayWorld has photos of Marisha Wallace and John Owen Jones performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rachel Tucker and Ben Forster Take the Stage at WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place last weekend, and BroadwayWorld has photos of Rachel Tucker and Ben Forster performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Full Casting for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has today announced completed casting for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, which returns to the theatre from 11 August in an extended run through to 23 September 2017. (more...)

A Galaxy Of Star Names Announced For CINDERELLA at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome has proudly announced that Beverley Knight (in her pantomime debut), Danny Mac, Matt Slack, Suzanne Shaw, The Grumbleweeds, Ceri Dupree and Phil Randall will star in this year's production of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/7 - BEAUTIFUL, LION KING, DISASTER, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTIFUL, THE LION KING, DISASTER, MY FAIR LADY, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: ON THE TOWN at The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 6, 2017

The classic musical On the Town is probably the perfect theatrical offering - thanks to Bellport's Gateway Playhouse- during the 4th Of July festivities. Instead of an overture, the band plays the Star Spangled Banner and the story follows three sailors from the US Navy on a one day shore leave. We follow the sailors as they quickly meet three women who show them around New York City on their day off. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Broadway Bricks Creator Visits CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Actors Backstage with Special Legos
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 5, 2017

Jack Abrams, creator of Broadway Bricks, custom made Legos that resemble Broadway roles, is at it again! The teen recently made specialty Charlie Bucket Legos for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's child stars Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust and Ryan Sell, and surprised the guys with their very own Legos to add to their growing collection backstage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. This limited engagement is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

BWW Interview: Elizabeth Stanley Is Going Back the Berkshires for Barrington Stage Company's RAGTIME
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 5, 2017

Elizabeth Stanely is going back to before this summer... or at least back to the Berkshires. Freshly off of her trip around the country in the national tour of The Bridges of Madison County, she is channeling her maternal instincts in Barrington Stage Company's Ragtime, playing through July 15 in Downtown Pittsfield, MA. (more...)

BWW Review: Gateway Playhouse's Swing! puts you "In the Mood" to experience the music of a classic era.
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jul 5, 2017

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Broadway's Next Generation to Take the Stage in Town Hall's BROADWAY RISING STARS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Town Hall's Broadway Rising Stars, the concert event that launched the careers of stars who were in the opening night casts of Hamilton, Waitress, Beautiful, The Color Purple and more is back for its 11th annual edition at The Town Hall on Monday, July 10th at 8PM. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For SUNSET BOULEVARD UK and Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Curve are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017 (press night Thursday 28 September). Tour schedule below with more dates to be announced soon. sunsetboulevardthemusical.com (more...)

BANDSTAND'S Hopkins & Pero Join BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BANDSTAND'S James Nathan Hopkins, Joey Pero, and Matt Cusak have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND on Sunday, August 6th, at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut Yesterday!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Linda Mugleston made her debut as Dolly Gallagher Levi yesterday afternoon in Hello, Dolly! Mugleston understudies the role and was filling in for Tony winner Bette Midler for the Wednesday matinee performance. Midler was indeed back on for the evening performance. Ticket holders who came to see Midler were offered a refund at the box office. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS to Bring Beauty to Roxy Regional Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This summer, beat the heat and come on down to Truvy's beauty shop, where the motto is 'there is no such thing as natural beauty' and all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their hair done. The Roxy Regional Theatre presents Robert Harling's stage hit STEEL MAGNOLIAS, July 28 through August 19. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival Presents FALSTAFF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Hershey Felder Brings Stories of Irving Berlin and Maestro Leonard Bernstein to Life At The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder brings to life on stage the music and personal stories of Irving Berlin and Leonard Bernstein in two musical-plays, which will alternate at London's The Other Palace this autumn. (more...)

THE UNDRESS VERSION 3 is Stylish and Allows for Quick and Discreet Changes
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 17, 2017

'The Undress Version 3' is a stylish dress and an incredibly versatile piece of apparel. This inventive dress enables you to change your clothes, change sizes, and change even styles. (more...)

Original New York Cast to Dance CAGNEY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

In honor of Hollywood's 'tough guy in tap shoes' James Cagney, who would have turned 118 today, producer Riki Kane Larimer (On the Town, Gigi, West End's Memphis) announced the West Coast Premiere of the hit musical CAGNEY. (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED Practices a Kiss Goodbye and More Saturday Intermission Pics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week our Instagram take over leads to a sweet #SIP with Wicked on tour and friends from far and wide celebrate their two show days. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 14, 2017

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' The opening line of Charles Dickens' classic novel seems quite apt in describing the current Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's season to date. With On the Town beset by injuries before it even started, its current production of A Tale of Two Cities looks to be under an equally unlucky star. With the first preview cancelled due to a lack of preparation time, and scenes having to be rejigged, it's a wonder it has opened on the planned date. (more...)

Dolly Parton's Smash Hit Musical 9 TO 5 Comes to Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the hilarious 9 to 5 The Musical, featuring a score by country music legend Dolly Parton. Based on the beloved hit movie, this office place comedy comes to the round stage for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of 9 to 5 are Tuesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 30th at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

The Final Entries of THE FRANK SINATRA COLLECTION on DVD & Digital 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

On September 8 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the final three titles in The Frank Sinatra Collection on DVD and digital formats. On license from Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), the definitive collection pulls together some of the finest performances on television, in the recording studio and in concert from the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces Eight-Concert Tour Through Europe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony on a four-country, eight-city European Tour through some of Europe's most prestigious concert halls and festivals, March 9-March 19, 2018. World-renowned violinist and three-time Grammy Award-winner Hilary Hahn joins the Houston Symphony for all performances. The high-profile tour, which features concerts in Belgium, Germany, Poland and Austria, is Orozco-Estrada's first international tour with the orchestra and the Houston Symphony's first major European tour in more than 20 years. (more...)

Cast of BANDSTAND to Get Nostalgic at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On Sunday, August 6th, at 7pm & 9:30pm, cast members of Broadway's Tony Award winning musical Bandstand will take Feinstein's/54 Below's audiences on a trip down memory lane to the swinging sounds of the 1940s with BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND (more...)

Film Works Alfresco Presents Special Free Screening of GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

'We're in the Money!' and other standards will fill Inwood Hill Park as the inaugural FREE outdoor summer cinema series Film Works Alfresco continues Monday, July 17 with the classic dance spectacular film Gold Diggers of 1933. (more...)

The Drama League Sets Fall Date for 34th Annual Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Save the date! The Drama League has announced that the organization's 34th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in New York City at the The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

BWW Review: Douglas Carter Beane's New Musical HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 10, 2017

Not every new musical can be a HAMILTON, but that's exactly what makes the eclectic genre of American musical theatre thrive and bloom. However, there are a few necessary, key ingredients in creating musical theatre magic, including relatable principal characters and some heartfelt showtunes. And, although Dallas Theater Center's efforts to produce an edgy new musical based on the Robin Hood folklore don't ever get past the surface of the legendary story, there's still something irresistible about being in the room where a new work is being created. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new musical HOOD, now playing at Dallas Theater Center, below! Check out photos of the cast swinging in action! (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Review Roundup: HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. Beginning with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on The production runs through Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Tickets to Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 1, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Michael Raver Leads Telluride Theatre's TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

This summer's Shakespeare in the Park production On the Town Stage will introduce audiences to two of Shakespeare's most famous and fraught lovers: Kate & Petruchio, played by Michael Raver (TV's TURN: Washington's Spies) and Telluride Theatre's own Cat Lee Covert (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, penned at the height of his powers as a playwright and London entertainer, is both a play full of deception, dress-up and ultimately one of the most tumultuous and true relationships between any two characters in any of his 38 plays. (more...)

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