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Uris Theatre (New York, NY)
222 W. 51st St.

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Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond

Stephen Sondheimís haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-centuryĒ by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, ďSweeney ToddĒ has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You will find yourself laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.



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Michael Cerveris Joins the Cast of Classic Protest Songs: 2nd Edition at the Metropolitan Room!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The sold-out audience for the Protest Song show on Inauguration Day clamored for another edition. (more...)

BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - Attending BroadwayCon
by Guest Blogger: Miranda Jackel - Jan 31, 2017

I'll never forget the day I found out the first-ever BroadwayCon was happening. I saw the headline in big, bold letters, and could barely believe my eyes. I WENT INSANE (tbh, that's an understatement). I began jumping up and down, screaming at the top of my lungs!!! For years and years, I'd been constantly rambling on about how desperately I wanted a Broadway convention to happen. Finally, it was going to be a reality, and I was overwhelmed by joy and surprise! The first year of BroadwayCon was absolutely unforgettable-and not just because we got stuck at the Hilton in the midst of that crazy blizzard!! (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Cast Announced for York Theatre Company's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced the cast of the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill - text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein - the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Michael Matus and George Rae are Hopping into the West End to Star in Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Michael Matus & George Rae will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of the rarely performed musical, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic Europe Spring 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour, March 23-April 7, 2017. The two-week tour - Alan Gilbert's ninth and final international tour as Music Director, the seventh with him to Europe - will feature fourteen concerts in seven countries. (more...)

Cast of New York City Opera's CANDIDE Set to Reunite for V-Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Following the successful, sold-out run of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, New York City Opera continues its 2016 - 2017 Concert Series with Oh, Happy Us, a romantic evening of song that reunites Candide stars Jay Armstrong Johnson (Candide), Meghan Picerno (Cunegonde), and Jessica Tyler Wright (Paquette). Legendary choreographer of stage and film, Patricia Birch directs this concert of selections from classic and contemporary musical theater that explores continuity in love and life. This one-night-only performance will take place on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

MILK AND HONEY Begins This Weekend at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the first of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series: the 1961 musical Milk and Honey, with book by Don Appell, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. A friendly reminder that performances begin Saturday afternoon, January 28, 2017 for 11-performances only through February 5, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

BWW Feature: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Meet Your BroadwayWorld Award Winners in Santa Barbara!
by Maggie Yates - Jan 27, 2017

Last year, Santa Barbara theatrical artists presented projects ranging from kitschy, hilarious renderings of cult-classics to sweeping epics that inspired the community to #SeeMoreTheatre. Your click-votes have been processed! Santa Barbara audiences loved Heathers: The Musical, Out of the Box's irreverent teen-angst murder musical, and Death of Kings, Irwin Appel's comprehensive showcase of Shakespeare's history canon that utilized all the performance and production talent UCSB has to offer. (more...)

Queen of Southern Gothic Dale Dickey to be Honored at Annual Clarence Brown Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Knoxville native and University of Tennessee alumna, Dale Dickey, will be awarded the CBT Artistic Achievement Award at the Clarence Brown Theatre's annual Gala to be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at Jackson Terminal, 205 W. Jackson Avenue in Knoxville, TN. (more...)

40th Season Brings New Name And Summer Line-up To Pittsburgh Festival Opera   
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Pittsburgh Festival Opera is the new name of Western Pennsylvania's innovative and nimble opera company, formerly known as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. Now an acclaimed American summer opera festival, Pittsburgh Festival Opera's rebranding celebrates the four-decade history of the organization and positions the company as it expands to a six-week season in multiple venues in 2017. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Inspired by the photographic works of Slim Aarons, Jerry Ruiz's conception of "Twelfth Night" will transport audiences to a mid-20th century Illyria where jet-setting socialites encounter mistaken identities and gender masquerades, ensuring that no one really knows who they are, or what they want. A shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as Cesario, a page in the service of Duke Orsino. Viola loves Orsino, but Orsino loves Lady Olivia, who in turn falls for "Cesario" when "he" is sent by the Duke to court her. Turning this comic love triangle even further on its side is the reappearance of Viola's twin brother Sebastian, presumed dead after the shipwreck. Add in a fool named Feste and a drunkard named Belch for a fast-paced feast for the senses. (more...)

'BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL' Starts This Weekend at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Jason Donovan Plays ¬"The Father Of Rock 'N' Roll¬" In MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET At The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Jason Donovan is cast as legendary record producer Sam Phillips, the man who brought Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carol Perkins together to create music history on one night in 1956. (more...)

Nicola Dawn Brook Joins BITTERGIRL: THE MUSICAL at Confederation Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Let's take it back to The Mack! Bittergirl: The Musical sold out virtually its entire run when it first premiered at the Festival and will return this summer with new songs and scenes, and the same girl-group hits like 'I'm Gonna Make You Love Me,' 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough,' 'I Will Survive,' and 'Too Many Fish In The Sea.' (more...)

Jaw-Dropping Comedy 'I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers' at MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with John Logan's comedy I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers. (more...)

OTHER WORLD Presents Industry Reading in NYC Featuring Ryan Andes, Max William Bartos, Shonica Gooden and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Other World will take place on Thursday, March 9 (2:30pm) and Friday, March 10 (11:00am) at the Lyric Theatre Studios (Lyric Theatre - Studio A, 214 West 43rd Street, NY, NY 10036).  Other World features a book by Hunter Bell, music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and Ann McNamee, and will be directed by Gabriel Barre. (more...)

Christian Borle to Star in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Reading at Woodshed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Woodshed Collective has announced the '20/20 Reading Series,' a series of readings taking place in 2017 of anti-fascist and political plays speaking to the current political climate. (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico, and More Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell at Transport Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Monday, Transport Group's annual gala took place honoring Mary-Mitchell Campbell, who was Musical Director for First Lady Suite and Orchestrator for Hello Again (for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination). (more...)

Legendary Composer Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored at PEN America's Literary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Master composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive the 2017 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award at PEN America's annual Literary Gala on April 25 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Actress Meryl Streep, who starred in the 2014 film adaptation of Sondheim's Into the Woods, will present the prize. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Announces 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New works, multimedia presentations, performances of choral masterworks, and an expansive state-wide community singing project that will have global reach comprise the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th season announced today by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President and CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

BWW Review: Figuring out why all the D'Ysquiths are dying in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE at Dr. Phillips Center
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 8, 2017

With a title like A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, you could expect a darkly toned show like Sweeney Todd. Or perhaps something sexy like CHICAGO; or even something historic like ASSASSINS. While murder musicals have been done, you probably haven't seen something quite like this. (more...)

OUT OF STERNO by Deborah Zoe Laufer Comes to Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

'Out of Sterno' begins with meeting Dotty (Nora Thomas), the 23 year old heroine of the play. She is peppy and funny, and expresses her positive slant on everything in her very small world. She also lets us know that her husband, Hamel (Rafael Medina) won't let her leave their apartment, but that she is fine with that. She spends her days working on art projects and watching video recordings of the day she met her husband, 7 years earlier. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: THE GREAT COMET Walks the Broadway-Opera Tightrope Brilliantly
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 7, 2017

During the opening sequence of NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812--the extravagant, whirlwind of a show now playing at Broadway's Imperial (how fitting) Theatre--I couldn't help thinking how the Met could learn a thing or two from a show like this. No, I don't mean encouraging the audience to have a glass or two of vodka too many to drink. Rather, it's how it uses an immersive setting, dazzlingly created by scenic designer Mimi Lien, to draw the audience in closer. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Rachel Bay Jones, Javier Munoz and More Tapped for BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Three Tony Award-winning performers and stars from Broadway's biggest hits will be among the star-studded storytellers sharing their hearts through song at this year's Broadway Backwards, a show celebrating equality and community through gender-reversed interpretations of beloved show tunes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Toast to the Artist - An Evening with Mary-Mitchell Campbell & Friends
by Walter McBride - Feb 7, 2017

For Transport Group, Mary-Mitchell was Musical Director for First Lady Suite and Orchestrator for Hello Again (for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring Sally Field, begins on Broadway! (more...)

Sweeney Todd in New York: How Rachel Edwards Brought Her Show To Town
by Gary Naylor - Feb 6, 2017

Gary Naylor traces five years in which a show playing to 32 customers in a rundown shop on a back street in distant district of South London made it first to the West End and now to New York. (more...)

BWW Review: Creepy yet Touching LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Thrills at the Moore
by Jay Irwin - Feb 3, 2017

Is it possible to put a really good horror story on stage? It has been done to some limited success with things like "Sweeney Todd" or "The Woman in Black" and now we have the truly creepy offering from National Theatre of Scotland with their adaptation of "Let the Right One In". (more...)

Shaw Festival Celebrates Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

At the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, executives of the Shaw Festival announced the financial results of the 2016 season while celebrating Jackie Maxwell's final year as artistic director. (more...)

Ayme Olivo, Richard Bermudez and Davis Gaines to Star in EVITA at Musical Theatre West
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical masterpiece Evita at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 10-26. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Parody Extends in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Due to overwhelming audience response, Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association with Lang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre, announced today the extension of the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical - the "subversively funny and deliciously tasty" award-winning musical parody of "The Silence of the Lambs." Originally scheduled to close on Saturday, February 25, tickets are now on-sale through Saturday, March 18.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Meet the Company of Off-Broadway's Immersive SWEENEY TODD
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, directed by Bill Buckhurst. The production begins performances on February 14, 2017 and officially opens on March 1, 2017 at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). Tickets are now on sale through August 13, 2017. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, With YoYo Ma As Soloist, 3/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen's Cello Concerto - a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Barbican Centre, and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist. (more...)

PNC Pops to Welcome Best of Broadway for 'STANDING OVATIONS'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The PNC Pops proves 'there's no business like show business' during an evening of Broadway showstoppers with 'Broadway Standing Ovations' on February 17-19 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In WORKS BY JOHN ADAMS, 3/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program celebrating John Adams's 70th birthday year, featuring John Adams's Harmonielehre and Absolute Jest - with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet as solo ensemble in its debut - on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

KickstArt Presents Fosse, Kander And Ebb's Award-Winning Musical CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Durban's KickstArt theatre company will present the classic musical CHICAGO by Bob Fosse, John Kander and Fred Ebb, for a limited season this April at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 11, 2017
by - Feb 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Olney Theatre Center - It's Just Plain Delicious!
by Charles Shubow - Feb 10, 2017

Stephen Sondheim musical is given an exceptional production with a superb cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre's Bold New Production of SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Some call Sweeney Todd Stephen Sondheim's most perfect score, filled with ravishing beauty. Others describe this Victorian melodrama as a pitch-black comedy, filled with thrills and terrors.  (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents World Premiere Of Lera Auerbach's NYx: FRACTURED DREAMS And More In February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere-New York Philharmonic Commission of Lera Auerbach's NYx: Fractured Dreams (Violin Concerto No. 4). (more...)

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, the iTunes podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes of Broadway's greatest artists, celebrates its first year anniversary on February 1st, 2017. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Sing from 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' at Transport Group Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Tony Award-nominated singer and actress Melissa Errico (who just finished an extended run in Irish Rep's critically acclaimed revival of Finian's Rainbow), has been added to the Transport Group's Benefit honoring Mary-Mitchell Campbell on Monday, February 6 at 6pm at The Times Center (242 West 41st Street). (more...)

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