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Los Angeles Music Center
Los Angeles, CA

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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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Jay Armstrong Johnson Brings New York Solo Show Home to Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

KIDS WHO CARE is proud to announce a one-night only performance of alumni Jay Armstrong Johnson's personal, eclectic solo concert on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Last seen in New York at Feinstein's/54 Below, this intimate event will arrive at the home of Kids Who Care in the W.E. Scott Theatre (1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107). Known for his thrilling vocal prowess, Jay has wowed Broadway audiences in On The Town, Hands on a Hardbody, Hair, and Catch Me If You Can. Johnson starred opposite Emma Thompson in the New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd and his performance in Encores' The Most Happy Fella was hailed by The New York Times as "a standout." Television audiences know him as Dr. Will Olsen from last season in the hit ABC drama Quantico. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Will PRINCE OF BROADWAY Make Long- Awaited Broadway Premiere?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported that the long-awaited Hal Prince musical retrospective, Prince of Broadway, may make its Broadway premiere next season. (more...)

Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

American Lyric Theater, in partnership with MasterVoices, Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

Evan Harrington to Bring Meat Loaf to 54 Below with BAT OUT OF HELL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Evan Harrington: 'BAT OUT OF HELL' -LIVE. (more...)

Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the casting and schedule for the Company's summer 2018 presentations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The four-opera cycle of Das Rheingold,Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-widely considered the greatest and most ambitious work ever conceived for the lyric stage-will be presented in three complete cycles from June 12 through July 1, 2018.  (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS Musically Explores the Minds of Those Who Attempted to Assassinate the President of the United States
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2016

The great genius of contemporary musical theater, creator of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company, Stephen Sondheim leads audiences on a tuneful revue of presidential assassins and would-be killers from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley. The performance is guided by the Proprietor (brilliantly portrayed by Will Shure) who takes you through a most unusual musical history lesson in the form of a carnival game called "Shoot the Prez - Win a Prize" during which the sounds of each era accompany riveting portrayals of history's most impassioned and deranged. Thought-provoking and darkly delightful, ASSASSINS won five Tony Awards in its first revival on Broadway and remains one of the most controversial Broadway musicals ever written. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Hit Musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Makes its South African Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, invite local audiences to join them for what they hope will be the musical journey of a lifetime when the critically-acclaimed hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, based on the Oscar-winning film, makes its South African debut next year. (more...)

Harlem Rep to Stage Jazzy THE WIZARD OF OZ for Young Audiences
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 27, 2016

Harlem Repertory Theatre will stage 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences October 8 to December 13 at Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School, 240 East 123rd Street (at 3rd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Starring Melissa Errico, Finds Full Company at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for FINIAN'S RAINBOW. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

SNL, Here He Comes! A Look Back at Some of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Funniest Moments
by Nora Dominick - Oct 8, 2016

To celebrate Lin-Manuel Miranda hosting Saturday Night Live, BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of his funniest moments! Check it out! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running musical theatre company, has begun production for the second show of its 39th season, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Commercial Theater Institute Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), has announced the 2016 - 2017 Season. CTI is the theatre industry's leading training and professional development program and covers a wide range of topics featuring over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award¬ģ- winning producers. CTI programs include a 14-week program that explores producing in-depth, a 3-day intensive introduction to producing and half-day or one day workshops on specialized topics. More to be announced! (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Costume Designer of FRANKENSTEIN at DCPA
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2016

In Part 4 of 4 on 'Frankenstein,' go behind the scenes with Costume Designer Kevin Copenhaver, whose challenge includes that the two leading actors alternate nightly in the roles of Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature.  Check out the video below! (more...)

ArtsWest Announces Extension for GHOSTS,
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

In response to strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, ArtsWest will extend the run of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts through Sunday, October 23. The additional performances are scheduled for Thursday 10/20 through Saturday 10/22 at 7:30pm and Sunday 10/23 at 3pm. Tickets for the added performances can be purchased immediately at (more...)

The Studio Presents SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, his brilliant foray into bloodlust and revenge, opens for an intimately terrifying and darkly humorous re-telling in the Studio Theatre.  (more...)

Take a Journey with EPAC's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Ephrata Performing Arts Center's 2017 season is all about journeys. Whether the journey is about love or loss, self-discovery or humanity, much can be learned by following the characters through their life-changing stories. (more...)

They'll Capture Your Heart! Meet the Full Company of HOLIDAY INN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. Holiday Inn, The New Irving BerlinMusical opens officially tonight, October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Broadway Legend Joel Grey to Receive Oscar Hammerstein Award at York's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary Oscar and Tony Award winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Addition to 2016-17 Season SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an exciting addition to its current season. Artistic Director Eric Rosen will direct a starry cast in the acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim. (more...)

Nance Williamson, Zachary Prince and More to Lead Pioneer Theater Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, October 21 - November 5, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Repertory Theatre's CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with a lively American adaptation of the 1897 French classic, now through October 16. Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Edmond Rostand's romantic play, Cyrano, at its East Sonora Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of the Reimagined FRANKENSTEIN at DCPA
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2016

The U.S. premiere of Nick Dear's adaptation Frankenstein will be directed by Sam Buntrock, returning to the DCPA Theatre Company after directing the 2013 World Premiere of Ed, Downloaded. Buntrock's directing credits include Sunday in the Park with George (Broadway, West End, Menier and 5th Avenue Seattle). The production won 5 Olivier Awards including Outstanding Musical Production and was nominated for 9 Tony Awards including Best Director. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Step Aside Mrs. Lovett! Former White House Pastry Chef Named 'Official Pie Maker' for Immersive SWEENEY TODD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Producers of the critically acclaimed Tooting Arts Club's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that former White House Executive Pastry Chef William 'Bill' Yosses will serve as the production's official pie maker throughout the New York run. (more...)

HIGH FLYING, ADORED - Dancers Over 40 Celebrates Director and Choreographer Larry Fuller
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

HIGH FLYING ADORED!     Monday, October 17th, 2016, at 7 pm,   St. Luke's Theater, 308 West 46th St., NYC    Featuring performances by Loni Ackerman and other cast members of Larry Fuller's groundbreaking Broadway shows -- and a gaggle of gypsies to discuss his Life and Legacy   Dancers Over 40 honors director/choreographer Larry Fuller, who is not only a DO40 Advisory Board Member, but is currently alive and kicking!  This is the first panel & performance DO40 has presented of a living, breathing, creative artist!  And we are thrilled that he will be there to share the love in the theater at St. Luke's with all of his friends, family and peers.   (more...)

Staunton on Stage: Celebrating Imelda Staunton's Marvelous Stage Career
by Nora Dominick - Oct 4, 2016

To celebrate the great Imelda Staunton, BroadwayWorld has decided to look back at some of her finest stage work.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits THE RINK Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink, starring Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally, with direction and choreography by PMT Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Ryan Brewster. (more...)

Tony Winner Daisy Eagan to Return to THE SECRET GARDEN at D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

25 years after the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story The Secret Garden, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle will co-present the timeless tale from November 15-December 31 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). The musical is directed by David Armstrong, Artistic Director at The 5th Avenue Theatre, with whom STC is co-producing the production. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Edward Gero
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 4, 2016


Daisy Eagan-Led THE SECRET GARDEN to Bloom at 5th Avenue Theatre After D.C. Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and Washington D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company have announced a phenomenal cast of international renown for their co-production of the haunting musical, The Secret Garden. (more...)

David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Rehearsals begin today for the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS, ahead of preview performances from Tuesday 25 October in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production. Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016. (more...)

Shows Announced for TUTS' 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) shares the production titles from the schools participating in the 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards. The awards this year will be held on April 18, 2017. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris to Teach Montreal Masterclass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In The Wings Promotions is bringing two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on November 11, 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Patti Meadors - Why a Lose is Actually a Win
by Guest Blogger: Patti Meadors - Oct 12, 2016

Finding out you didn't get the part you wanted always stings a little. You could be jealous, hurt, angry, or just plain old sad. And all of these things are okay, and are normal emotions. Never suppress your emotions because it could lead to some pretty unhealthy emotional/mental habits. (more...)

Something Is Beginning! RAGTIME to Open in London Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

It was the music of something beginning... Ragtime, the landmark Broadway musical, will play the Charing Cross Theatre (The Arches, Villiers Street), in London's West End, beginning October 8th and run through December 10th in a strictly limited engagement. Opening night is set for October 17th. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Is the Perfect Serial Murderer Musical
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 12, 2016

If you like your Halloween entertainment a little on the wacky-creepy side, you will love Broadway in Detroit's ¬ďA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER¬Ē now on stage at the beautiful Fisher Theatre. A musical about a serial killer could never be more funny. This show won four Tonys at the 68th Tony Awards in June 2014, including Best Musical. It is based on the 1907 novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman and its screen adaptation, the 1949 British film Kind Hearts and Coronets. Characters in the play are penned after real-life English aristocrats, primarily a frivolous British Prime Minister. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Present All-New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the Lyric Opera debut co-production of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro November 5, 9, 11 and 13 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Park Theatre Announces Casting for SAVING JASON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Casting has been announced for Park Theatre's new dark comedy Saving Jason, created by the two-time Olivier Award nominated writer of the West End/Broadway hits Glorious! and End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter. Directed by Steven Dexter, the cast includes Jacques Miche, Tor Clark, Cory Peterson, William Oxborrow, Julie Armstrong and Paddy Navin. Saving Jason will play at Park90, from 2 November until 3 December 2016, with a press night on Monday 7 November, 7pm.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Choreographer Larry Fuller Talks Career and Being Celebrated by Dancers Over 40
by Bob Rizzo - Oct 10, 2016

Choreographer Larry Fuller is responsible for the staging of some of Broadway's most iconic musicals. Whether it was his Tony Award nominated dances in Evita, or his staging for the murderous Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd, his stylized movement always held your attention. Larry has staged both the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards and has worked numerous times with legendary Broadway director Hal Prince. (more...)

BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - Oct 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director. (more...)

Special Halloween Show CHILLS AND THRILLS Set for Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Little Fish Theatre is excited to present Chills and Thrills, a limited-run presentation of five short plays written in the Halloween spirit.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Lake Forest Theatre Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre in its inaugural season presents, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, opening October 8 and running through October 30. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the production, along with co-director and choreographer Cameron Turner, at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theater, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. (more...)

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