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A Broadway Musical is a musical with a book by William F. Brown, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. The Broadway production closed after 14 previews and only one performance on December 21, 1978.



The plot about a sleazy white theatre producer's attempt to adapt an African-American writer's serious play for a commercial stage musical was inspired by Adams and Strouse's real-life experiences with their 1964 Broadway production of Golden Boy. The star of the musical-within-the-musical (Sneakers, about a basketball star) closely resembles Golden Boy star Sammy Davis, Jr. When the star opts to leave the show, the playwright - who from the start had resisted turning his work into a musical - steps in and takes on the lead role in order to save the production.


SHN's 2015-2016 Season to Include A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MUDERSHN's 2015-2016 Season to Include A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MUDER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

SHN announced in a letter to Members that the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, will play a limited engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre December 1-27, 2015. (more...)

BWW Blog: Luis Salgado: The Process to Art with a Purpose is Only Beginning!BWW Blog: Luis Salgado: The Process to Art with a Purpose is Only Beginning!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 5, 2015

My name is Luis Salgado and at the moment I'm very excited to be a nominee for Best Director at the Venus/Adonis Festival for Zuccotti Park, the musical. To me, the nomination only means that I must work harder to continue moving forward. It also confirms that the process of Art with a Purpose is effective to me, and my company. It's really a process of growth and it's paying off. (more...)

Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

In the 2015-16 season, David Mirvish will present 14 shows in Toronto, consisting of seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and four shows off-subscription. (more...)

Renee Fleming Talks Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE: 'It's Been a Challenge'Renee Fleming Talks Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE: 'It's Been a Challenge'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Today's New York Post Page Six shares comments from legendary opera star Renee Fleming, who will make her Broadway debut in LIVING ON LOVE on April 20th at the Longacre Theater. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour at Playhouse Square; 2015-16 Broadway Series Announced!BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour at Playhouse Square; 2015-16 Broadway Series Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The GE Chandelier won't be the only glittering jewel in town for long when Playhouse Square welcomes Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and its legendary chandelier as part of the 2015-2016 KeyBank Broadway Series. The highly-anticipated 7-show Series was announced this evening by Playhouse Square Executive Producer Gina Vernaci to an eager and energized crowd of 2500+. One of the many highlights of the evening came as Vernaci announced that Playhouse Square would launch the national tour of Broadway sensation BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. (more...)

Jess LeProtto, James Dybas & More Set for ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER ROBE at Laurie Beechman Theatre TonightJess LeProtto, James Dybas & More Set for ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER ROBE at Laurie Beechman Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Four of Broadway's busiest performers will unite for Another Opening, Another Robe tonight, March 30 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Audience is Prisoners of Laughter at the Fulton's THE PRODUCERSBWW Reviews: The Audience is Prisoners of Laughter at the Fulton's THE PRODUCERS
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 30, 2015

Director Marc Robin has another hit with Mel Brooks' funniest show, and with his casting two veteran Fulton performers as Max and Leo (more...)

PETER PAN to Play Tysons Corner Center This SummerPETER PAN to Play Tysons Corner Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Beginning June 24, audiences in metro-Washington will experience Neverland in a whole new way, with a spectacular innovative stage production of PETER PAN that combines intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI (computer-generated imagery) projection, actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air, and whimsical puppets that bring J.M. Barrie'ss classic tale to fantastical life. This remarkable production takes place in the one-of-a-kind threesixty Theatre, a state of the art 100-foot high structure that is part tent, part monumental cinema, and part luxurious world-class theatre. Conceived by an award winning creative team, the beloved family tale will capture the imagination of adults and children alike. (more...)

Tale As Old As Time- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie Company Takes Shape; Meet the Cast!Tale As Old As Time- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie Company Takes Shape; Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

There is still some casting that is yet to be announced, but much of the cast has now signed on to take part in the much-anticipated film. Below, get to know the company and the roles that they will be playing! (more...)

The Life of BERNIE ARNOLD To Be Celebrated Tonight in NashvilleThe Life of BERNIE ARNOLD To Be Celebrated Tonight in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 3, 2015

It's cloudy and grey in Nashville today, which is perhaps fitting as people from all over gather to mourn the passing of Bernie Arnold, the matriarch of the first family of Nashville theater. But being mournful is the last thing you can come up with when remembering Bernie and her late, devoted husband, Henry Arnold (known as 'Buddy' to his legions of fans, students and admirers). Rather, any memory of the revered pair of theatrical talents is limned with joy, amazement and unbridled admiration. (more...)

BWW Interview: How Elle McLemore's 'New' Movie AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Prepared Her for BRING IT ON: THE MUSICALBWW Interview: How Elle McLemore's 'New' Movie AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Prepared Her for BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 3, 2015

Hawaii-born Elle McLemore burst onto the theatre scene in 2011 when she was cast as the evil Eva in the Pre-Broadway National Tour of BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. Like most of that cast, McLemore went on to make her Broadway debut when the tour made its way to New York the following year. Since then the 23-year-old has been a regular on the final season of ARMY WIVES and one of the stars of Off-Broadway's cult favorite HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, as 'Cheerleader Heather,' Heather McNamara. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Will Kick Off in Chicago This Fall; IF/THEN, GOTTA DANCE World Premiere & More Coming to the Windy City!'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Will Kick Off in Chicago This Fall; IF/THEN, GOTTA DANCE World Premiere & More Coming to the Windy City!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced the upcoming 2015-2016 season line-up celebrating Broadway In Chicago's 15th anniversary. The hits just keep on coming to Chicago with the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE and Tony Award-winning musicals A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, CABARET and MATILDA THE MUSICAL plus IF/THEN and DIRTY DANCING. The 2015-2016 season will go on sale Sunday, March 8. (more...)

Breaking News: Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie!Breaking News: Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

This just in! According to the Hollywood Reporter, Audra McDonald is in final talks to join the cast of Disney's upcoming remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The six-time Tony winner will take on the role of 'Garderobe,' the wardrobe. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2015

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is A Broadway Musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)

PRETTY WOMAN Musical Coming to Broadway; Marshall Officially Secures RightsPRETTY WOMAN Musical Coming to Broadway; Marshall Officially Secures Rights
by Movies News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

People writes that Garry Marshall has officially secured the rights to move forward with his new PRETTY WOMAN musical adaptation, based on the hit film. (more...)

Henegar Center to Present CRY-BABYHenegar Center to Present CRY-BABY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Henegar Center announces Cry-Baby the Musical. This is the World Community Theatre Premiere of the show. The Henegar is making history and you're invited to be a part of it! (more...)

Jess LeProtto, James Dybas & More Set for ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER ROBE at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 3/30Jess LeProtto, James Dybas & More Set for ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER ROBE at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Four of Broadway's busiest performers will unite for Another Opening, Another Robe on Monday, March 30 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2015

MEL BROOKS LIVE IN LONDON, a Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures event, was a special one-night only event on Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. American comedy legend Mel Brooks takes the stage for his first-ever solo show in the UK, sure to be chock-full of childhood memories, Hollywood history, unforgettable live music and uproarious laughter. “I am thrilled to bring this introspective retrospective of my life and career to the West End stage,” said Mel Brooks. “It will be an evening the audience will never forget—whether they want to or not!” Tickets available from Tuesday March 3 via www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk or 0844 482 5115. Mel Brooks is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major American entertainment prizes – the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long running TV series Get Smart. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums & books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film production company, Brooksfilms Limited also produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charring Cross Road. For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as “Uncle Phil” on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. Overall the show received 12 Tony awards and The Producers still holds the record for the most Tony awards ever won by A Broadway Musical. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009 and both musicals continue to be performed and enjoyed by audiences all over the world. In 2009 President Barack Obama presented Mel Brooks with The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2015

MEL BROOKS LIVE IN LONDON, a Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures event, was a special one-night only event on Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. American comedy legend Mel Brooks takes the stage for his first-ever solo show in the UK, sure to be chock-full of childhood memories, Hollywood history, unforgettable live music and uproarious laughter. "I am thrilled to bring this introspective retrospective of my life and career to the West End stage," said Mel Brooks. "It will be an evening the audience will never forget-whether they want to or not!" Tickets available from Tuesday March 3 via www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk or 0844 482 5115. Mel Brooks is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major American entertainment prizes - the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long running TV series Get Smart. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums & books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film production company, Brooksfilms Limited also produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charring Cross Road. For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as "Uncle Phil" on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. Overall the show received 12 Tony awards and The Producers still holds the record for the most Tony awards ever won by A Broadway Musical. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009 and both musicals continue to be performed and enjoyed by audiences all over the world. In 2009 President Barack Obama presented Mel Brooks with The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. (more...)

Dr. Seuss Museum Planned for Author's HometownDr. Seuss Museum Planned for Author's Hometown
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

One of the greatest children's book authors of all time will be immortalized in a museum. (more...)

Mel Brooks to Perform One-Night Only at The Price of Wales Theatre Later This MonthMel Brooks to Perform One-Night Only at The Price of Wales Theatre Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

MEL BROOKS LIVE IN LONDON, a Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures event, will be a special one-night only event on Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. (more...)

Alec Baldwin On Dream Stage Role In GUYS & DOLLS, Elaine Stritch & More In New Reddit Q&AAlec Baldwin On Dream Stage Role In GUYS & DOLLS, Elaine Stritch & More In New Reddit Q&A
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 17, 2015

Alec Baldwin reveals all in a new interview! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jane Monheit Presents Stunning Tribute to Judy GarlandBWW Reviews: Jane Monheit Presents Stunning Tribute to Judy Garland
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 16, 2015

Any opportunity to catch two-time Grammy-nominated international jazz superstar and frequent favorite BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-winner Jane Monheit bring her talents to a local venue outside of New York (and even nearby Los Angeles) is its own cause for celebration. That was certainly evidenced by the rapturous reception she received during her triumphant return to Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Monheit closed out the Center's 2014-2015 Jazz series with Hello Bluebird, her jazz-centric tribute to the legendary Judy Garland. As expected, the 85-minute concert was nothing less than stunning. Let me repeat... stunning. (more...)

BREAKING: Disney Reveals BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Release Date; Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline Join CastBREAKING: Disney Reveals BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Release Date; Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline Join Cast
by Movies News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Disney announced today that the studio will release BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in 3D on March 17, 2017. The beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Chenoweth Glitters in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYBWW Reviews: Chenoweth Glitters in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Michael Dale - Mar 15, 2015

A mediocre production of a great musical is highlighted by Kristin Chenoweth's superlative turn. (more...)

Billy Joel Sets 22nd Show at Madison Square Garden for Oct 21Billy Joel Sets 22nd Show at Madison Square Garden for Oct 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced today that legendary musician and Garden franchise Billy Joel has added a 22nd show as part of his record-breaking residency at The World's Most Famous Arena on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 8:00PM. The October show, part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series, will be Joel's 68th all-time performance at The Garden. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Is Snooki Broadway's Next Big Star? Listen to Her in Action!STAGE TUBE: Is Snooki Broadway's Next Big Star? Listen to Her in Action!
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi revealed that she'd like to be the next reality TV star to make her Broadway debut. In a recent post on her website about what she wants in 2015, the former Jersey Shore star revealed that because of her obsession with Disney's Frozen, she now wants to be in A Broadway Musical. Citing Real Housewives star NeNe Leakes' role in CINDERELLA on Broadway as another inspiration, Snooki said, 'NeNe Leakes is in Broadway in Cinderella! I'm going to LA and I'm going to have a meeting with my peoples an I'm going to tell them let's get me on Broadway.' Her interest caught our attention, and below, we bring you some of Snooki's singing as featured on YouTube. How do you think she'd fare on the Great White Way? (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season - Including Broadway Bound WATERFALL, Matilda, Assassins, Gentleman's Guide, Sound of Music & More5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season - Including Broadway Bound WATERFALL, Matilda, Assassins, Gentleman's Guide, Sound of Music & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

With nearly 2000 subscribers in attendance, The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed the season line-up for this celebrated theater's 8-show 2015/16 season. (more...)

Snooki Hoping to Make Broadway Debut in 2015Snooki Hoping to Make Broadway Debut in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2015

Will Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi be the next reality TV star to make her Broadway debut? In a recent post on her website about what she wants in 2015, the former Jersey Shore star revealed that because of her obsession with Disney's Frozen, she now wants to be in A Broadway Musical. (more...)

Billy Joel Adds 24th Concert at Madison Square GardenBilly Joel Adds 24th Concert at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced today that legendary musician and Garden franchise Billy Joel has added a 24th show as part of his record-breaking residency at The World's Most Famous Arena on December 17, 2015 at 8:00PM. The December show, part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series, will be Joel's 70th all-time performance at The Garden. (more...)

BWW Interviews: KINKY BOOTS' Jerry MitchellBWW Interviews: KINKY BOOTS' Jerry Mitchell
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 29, 2015

One of Broadway's quintessential renaissance men, Jerry Mitchell talked about the genesis of Kinky Boots the Musical and his unique collaboration with Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein (more...)

KINKY BOOTS IN MUSIC CITY: Cyndi Lauper On Composing A Tony WinnerKINKY BOOTS IN MUSIC CITY: Cyndi Lauper On Composing A Tony Winner
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 27, 2015

First-time Broadway composer Cyndi Lauper, who first conquered the music charts back in the 1980s, recently sat down to talk about her Kinky Boots experience and to share the show's impact on her own life - which provided much of her inspiration as she approached the project. (more...)

BWW Review: Eagle Theater's CATCH ME IF YOU CANBWW Review: Eagle Theater's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Pati Buehler - Jan 26, 2015

In itself, there is no plausible reason why this story line should warrant A Broadway Musical. However, at the hands of the multi- talented Terrence McNally (book); Marc Shaiman (music); Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (lyrics) well, this venture does indeed “Fly, Fly Away.” (more...)

InDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & MoreInDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 21, 2015

Today we are talking to the originator of leading roles in two iconic Tony Award-winning musicals of the 1990s and 2000s, RENT and AIDA, as well as a notable presence on the Great White Way in musicals such as CABARET, CHICAGO and MEMPHIS - the charismatic and steel-voiced Adam Pascal. Reflecting on his career highlights as part of Jonathan Larson's seminal rock musical RENT and how it defined an entire generation, Pascal opens up about his participation in the early stages of the show as well as comments on the enduring legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning musical in its 20th anniversary year. Furthermore, Pascal sheds some light on his other originating role in A Broadway Musical as part of Elton John and Tim Rice's Disney stage musical AIDA, sharing observations on headlining a new musical of such epic proportions. Most importantly, Pascal previews what audiences can expect from his upcoming East Coast concerts coming up later this month and what sort of evening of story and song he has planned for his passionate fan-base. Additionally, Pascal reflects on his runs in a handful of revivals ranging from Kander & Ebb's long-running CHICAGO to the last Roundabout Theatre Company revival of CABARET as well as starring in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS. Plus, Pascal offers the 411 on his new self-penned stage adaptation of the unique M. Night Shyalaman superhero film UNBREAKABLE and what his plans are for the project currently in development. All of that, potential future roles he would like to take on someday soon, his upcoming feature films PUNK IS DEAD and THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL: HALLELUJAH, CHESS observations and much, much more with one of Broadway's most recognizable modern leading men! (more...)

Disney's INTO THE WOODS Earns Over $8M on New Year's Day; Surpasses $72M MarkDisney's INTO THE WOODS Earns Over $8M on New Year's Day; Surpasses $72M Mark
by Movies News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Disney's INTO THE WOODS remained solid at the box office, bringing in $8.1 on New Year's day from the 2,507 theaters in which it is currently playing. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2015 - CHICAGO's New Billy, Scott Alan at 54 Below and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2015 - CHICAGO's New Billy, Scott Alan at 54 Below and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 19, 2015

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: CHICAGO crowns its new King of the Courtroom, Scott Alan comes to 54 Below, Broadway stars team up for concerts across the city and more! (more...)

Cincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting SeasonsCincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Covedale Center 'Marquee Series' and Warsaw Federal Incline Theater 'District Series' present varied and exciting shows for spring 2015. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is a Sure-Fire Ball of FunBWW CD Reviews: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is a Sure-Fire Ball of Fun
by David Clarke - Jan 17, 2015

It is really no surprise to me that the first musical to open on Broadway in 2015 garnered impressive raves from New York critics. This smartly crafted piece of theatre candy is just sweet and sassy enough. One of the reasons why it is such a gem is because of its fantastically constructed score. Jason Robert Brown layers glitz and glamour on HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, but his trademark nuances and subtleties also add delightful zest and depth to this appealing score. (more...)

NBC to Air New Historical Mini-Series FREEDOM RUN Produced by Stevie WonderNBC to Air New Historical Mini-Series FREEDOM RUN Produced by Stevie Wonder
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

NBC is bringing both the heartbreaking and uplifting stories during one of America's most tumultuous periods to television in adapting author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Betty DeRamus' acclaimed book “Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad” as an epic eight-hour miniseries titled “Freedom Run.” (more...)

NBC Developing Underground Railroad-Themed Broadway Musical w/ Score by Stevie WonderNBC Developing Underground Railroad-Themed Broadway Musical w/ Score by Stevie Wonder
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

'Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad' is in development as a stage musical from Broadway producer Tara Smith's Triptyk Studios, Brian LaRoda and Universal Stage Productions, with Wonder attached to provide the score. (more...)

Billy Joel Adds November 2015 Show to Madison Square Garden ResidencyBilly Joel Adds November 2015 Show to Madison Square Garden Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced today that legendary musician and Garden franchise Billy Joel has added a 23rd show as part of his record-breaking residency at The World's Most Famous Arena on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:00PM. The November show, part of the Time Warner Cable Concert Series, will be Joel's 69th all-time performance at The Garden. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Marches 'Two by Two' into Des MoinesBWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Marches 'Two by Two' into Des Moines
by Brooke Bridenstine - Jan 12, 2015

The missionaries of The Book of Mormon have been to Des Moines before and with the reception they received during their return engagement this past week, it seems that they can drop by and say "Hello!" anytime they want. (more...)

The Bizarre, Ridiculous & Peculiar- 10 Strangest Theatrical Moments of 2014The Bizarre, Ridiculous & Peculiar- 10 Strangest Theatrical Moments of 2014
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 1, 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, it seems only fitting to look back on the craziest moments of this year- and there were many. From the cancellations of major productions to onstage flubs and unpredictable audience behavior, 2014 was nothing if not buzz-worthy. Below, BroadwayWorld invites you to recall the most bizarre, ridiculous and peculiar things that happened on Broadway this year. (more...)

MYTHBUSTERS: JAMIE & ADAM UNLEASHED! Comes to the Benedum Center, 4/20MYTHBUSTERS: JAMIE & ADAM UNLEASHED! Comes to the Benedum Center, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is thrilled to announce that the all-new live show MythBusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED!, starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters,' debuts at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh for one night only on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, February 6 at 9:00 a.m. This presentation is part of the Cohen & Grigsby TRUST PRESENTS series. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Mosh Pit's Oscar wrap-up, plus BIC's 'First Wives Club,' 'Book Of Mormon' and 'For The Record,' Theater Wit's 'Mr. Burns,' Porchlight's 'City Of Angels' and Bailiwick's 'Murder Ballad.' Upcoming, The Hypocrites' 'American Idiot,' a new theater in the Wisconsin Dells, and two evenings with The Improvised Sondheim Project! (more...)

'BEAUTIFUL', CABARET, 'BRIDGES' and More Set for Pittsburgh's 2015-16 Broadway Season'BEAUTIFUL', CABARET, 'BRIDGES' and More Set for Pittsburgh's 2015-16 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh season. The series proudly features two Pittsburgh premieres, BEAUTIFUL -- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and MATILDA THE MUSICAL, and welcomes returning favorites JERSEY BOYS and BLUE MAN GROUP, along with an exciting lineup of more award-winning Broadway productions that will grace the stages in the Cultural District. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kenny Morris Talks KINKY BOOTS at Tennessee Performing Arts CenterBWW Interviews: Kenny Morris Talks KINKY BOOTS at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Cara Richardson - Feb 2, 2015

An accomplished actor, Kenny Morris plays Mr. Price in touring production of Kinky Boots. He has graciously agreed to take the time to answer some questions for our readers at Broadway World Nashville. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Croons in OC Valentines ConcertBWW Reviews: Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Croons in OC Valentines Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 16, 2015

For John Lloyd Young's special Valentine's weekend cabaret concert titled 'My Turn'---which continues at the Samueli Theater on the campus of Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts through February 14---the Tony Award-winning star of JERSEY BOYS presented an hour-long set of love songs, both joyful and heart-tugging. With the confidence and panache of a seasoned old-school song interpreter and showman, Young oh-so-passionately crooned and belted his way through an enjoyable songbook of personally curated classic standards that reverberated with the highs and lows of love. (more...)

MATILDA, OLIVER! and More Added to Theatre Under The Stars 2015/16 Season; Full Season Details AnnouncedMATILDA, OLIVER! and More Added to Theatre Under The Stars 2015/16 Season; Full Season Details Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that the Tony Award-winning musical romance THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will be presented by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) next January. Now, TUTS has revealed more details regarding their full 2015/2016 season in Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Filled with a spoonful of sugar, one small girl with extra big dreams and a show that will have you "dying" with laughter, this season is sure to hit everyone's "sweet" spot. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/29/14 - TEMPTATIONS & FOUR TOPS, James Taylor at 54 Below and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/29/14 - TEMPTATIONS & FOUR TOPS, James Taylor at 54 Below and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 29, 2014

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: THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS groove on Broadway, performers pay tribute to James Taylor tonight and more! (more...)

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