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A Chorus Line tells the story of a group of 17 performers vying for the chance to dance in a Broadway show. After all the sweat and tears, only eight will be chosen for this opportunity of a lifetime. Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Chorus Line is a timeless show for anyone who has ever dared to dream.


Vital Theatre Company's STINKYKIDS, THE MUSICAL to Return Off-Broadway This Fall
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 8, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY has announced the return of its hit production of STINKYKIDS, THE MUSICAL, which won an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show in 2012. With book and lyrics by Sammy Buck and music by Daniel S. Acquisto, the musical is based on the books by Britt Menzies. Michael Schloegl directs. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue Gobo
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 8, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: The power of illumination!  (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Darren Criss, Molly Ringwald and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly lineup of performances from September 7 - 18, 2016. Scroll down, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jessica Vosk as Elphaba in the WICKED Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Wicked tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning tonight, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. Check out a first look at Vosk in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Good News- Catch a First Look at Jessica Vosk & Kristen Martin WICKED on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Wicked tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning tonight, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. Check out a first look at Vosk and Martin in action below! (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Celebrates Opening of B-Side Productions' THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Last night, Broadway legend Andre De Shields celebrated the opening night of B-Side Productions' The Wild Party, Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe's 2000 Broadway musical, helmed by Associate Artistic Director Billy Bustamante, featuring music direction by Addison Frei, at the TBG Theatre in New York. Jasper Grant is Artistic Director of B-Side Productions. Broadwayworld takes you inside the opening night party. (more...)

Mica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, has announced that platinum selling singer, Mica Paris, will star as 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Sunderland Empire from 28 November to 3 December 2016 and Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre for the Christmas season, from 12 December to 31 December 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Shaina Taub's Score Highlights Public Works' Colorful and Lively TWELFTH NIGHT
by Michael Dale - Sep 5, 2016

For the past three years some of New York's most joyous theatrical celebrations have graced the city as the first September chill starts to pervade Central Park's Delecorte, when the Public Theater's Public Works program assembles a cast of over 200 strong to saturate a classic text with the flavor of the five boroughs. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen Leads SHE LOVE ME at Menier This Christmas
by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

Scarlett Strallen will return to the Menier Chocolate Factory to lead the company of SHE LOVES ME this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Karen Morrow
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 5, 2016

For over fifty years, the big, belt voice of Karen Morrow has been filling theatres and TV screens. While audiences across America will fondly remember her numerous appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, it is her live appearances on Broadway, blasting the roof of numerous theatres, that epitomize Karen Morrow. Joining Rob & Kevin via phone, Karen reminisces on how she became known as 'the flop queen', what it was like to share the spotlight with Buddy Hackett,  and how she counted Ethel Merman among her biggest fans. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Ensemblist Podcast Returns for a Second Season
by Ashlee Latimer - Sep 4, 2016

Known as 'the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out,' The Ensemblist podcast has become the champion of the unsung performance heroes and inner workings of the theatre world. Co-created and co-hosted by Nikka Graff Lanzarote (Chicago, Women on the Verge) and Mo Brady (SMASH, The Addams Family), the podcast has covered everything from the Gypsy Robe ceremony, to the audition process, to what it's like to be a Broadway babysitter during its first three years on the air. Now, following a successful first season covering the 'Ensemblist Essentials,' this past spring, The Ensemblist is entering into its second season (check out the first episode below!) and I sat down to talk with Nikka and Mo about how the podcast has grown, what it looks like to balance careers in the arts with being podcast masters, which Broadway ensemble they'd like to join, and more-check out the full interview below! (more...)

CAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A friendly reminder! Cagney, the Original New York Cast Recording, will be released this week on the Broadway Records label. (more...)

The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Honors the Best and Brightest of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)


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THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Poppy Fields, the Dixieland Diva, to Debut One-Woman Solo Show POPPY FIELDS: IN HEAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Opium Productions announced today that Poppy Fields, the Dixieland Diva and one-half of Mack & Poppy, America's best least-known lounge act, will debut her solo show, Poppy Fields: In Heat, for three performances only on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 9pm and Sunday, October 23 at 7pm at the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater, inside Casita Del Campo Restaurant in Silver Lake. (more...)

Broadway's Mercedes Herrero and Charlotte d'Amboise Set for #VTA2016 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Virginia Theatre Association will again host a Who's Who of Virginia's theatre community, including Broadway's Mercedes Herrero (University of Virginia and Yale Drama, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Laramie Project); Charlotte d'Amboise (Pippin, Chicago, A Chorus Line) Theatre/Tech Visionary Natasha Tsakos, Google Live Event Strategist Jason Fahlstrom, and many others, when Virginia Theatre Association (VTA) returns to Norfolk for its #VTA2016: Creative Acts Annual Conference, October 26-30, 2016, at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel. (more...)

2016 Recipients Announced for New York Innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Actor Ed Dixon
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 25, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Two internet goodies! (more...)

Showers on the Forecast for Brisbane - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens Today at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Showers are on the forecast for Brisbane as the 'splash-hit' West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN opens today at Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Lyric Theatre running until 30 October, in a strictly limited season. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos to Host Broadway Artists Connection's Next 'Open Mic & Mingle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by eight time Broadway Veteran & comedian J. Elaine Marcos on Monday, October 10th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (more...)

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 - September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. (more...)

Actress-Singer Gay Marshall to Play Major Engagement at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Actress and singer, Gay Marshall, brings her original show, Gay's Paree, to downtown's alternative supper-club, Pangea, this fall. Marshall's real-life experiences of singing all over Paris, to varying degrees of adventure, delight and misery, unfold through songs by Charles Aznavour, Boris Vian, Francis Lemarque, Dave Frishberg Jacques Brel, and Edith Piaf in both French and English, featuring Marshall's own English adaptations.  (more...)

Kristy Cates Joins THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

At the Wednesday, Sept 22nd matinee of The Marvelous Wonderettes, producers Tom and Michael D'Angora will be celebrating the show's 100th performance by welcoming Kristy Cates to the company!  Cates is joining the production in the role of Missy Miller who belts out 'You Don't Own Me', 'Wedding Bell Blues', and 'Mr. Lee' among other classic 50's and 60's pop hits.  (more...)

BWW Review: Barbra Streisand's ENCORE Album
by Nicole Ackman - Sep 21, 2016

In her latest Broadway album, legendary diva Barbra Streisand teams up with a plethora of Hollywood's brightest stars from Daisy Ridley to Chris Pine. The album is full of Broadway classics like 'Pure Imagination,' 'Losing My Mind,' and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain.' The fact that Streisand impresses with her delightful humor and powerful vocals is no surprise; it is the stars' performances like Anne Hathaway and Melissa McCarthy that are unexpected. Many of the songs include some dialogue, which adds to its feel as a true theatre album. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents Kevin Black's SWING! SWING! SWING!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Kevin Black's recent hit production, The Soul of Motor City, had audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.  The show received a Carbonell recommendation, and was extended numerous times past its originally scheduled closing date.  It's no wonder then, that Stage Door Theatre's Executive Producer Derelle Bunn has asked Black to develop another brand new show for her ever-popular theatre. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Sondheim's Screenplay & MacFarlane's TV Show
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 21, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Stephen & Seth! (more...)

John Barrowman Hosts and More Tickets Released for DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

John Barrowman has been confirmed as the performing emcee for the European premiere of Disney's Broadway Hits at the Royal Albert Hall next month, as a small number of extra tickets are released for this hugely popular show. (more...)

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nikki Snelson and Peter Thoresen on YES Academy ASEAN and the Talents of ASEAN Broadway Hopefuls
by Albertus Raynaldi - Sep 19, 2016

BWW Interview: Nikki Snelson and Peter Thoresen on YES Academy Asean and the Talents of ASEAN Broadway Hopefuls (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Stage, Screen Star and 'Broadway Stories' Host Todd Buonopane
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 18, 2016

Get out your calendars as Rob, Kevin and special guest Todd Buonopane, host of the amazing podcast Broadway Stories, sit down and discuss all the shows slated to open in the 2016-2017 Season. From plays to musicals, revivals to special events, these three folks cover it all! Plus: Donny & Marie's summer stock appearances, the brilliance of The Great Muppet Caper, and Alton Brown's dinner theatre experience!  (more...)

Chance Theater's TYA Series Proudly Presents California Premiere of THE BOY AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to present the exciting and wondrous The Boy at the Edge of Everything. Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Boy at the Edge of Everything will begin October 13 and continue through October 23, on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Corbin Bleu, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The first annual all-star benefit concert BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER will be presented at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Monday, October 10. The event raises money to train our canine friends to save lives, as well as honoring of the loved ones we've lost to cancer. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Teams for New Musical Theater Licensing Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's producing and licensing company, the Really Useful Group, has teamed with U.S. recorded music and publishing company Concord Bicycle Music to launch the new New York-based enterprise, The Musical Compan (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

VIVA BROADWAY se estrena hoy en el Teatre Apolo de Barcelona
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 14, 2016

El espectaculo que revisa los musicales mas exitosos de la historia del genero llega a la Ciudad Condal despues de triunfar en Madrid, desde hoy y solo hasta este domingo (more...)

Photo Flash: Jamey Hood and Denis Lambert in B-Side Productions' THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

B-Side Productions limited run of THE WILD PARTY, Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe's 2000 Broadway musical, has been enjoying packed houses at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street in New York, since opening on September 6th. (more...)

New Musical PRYOR RENDERING to Premiere in Oklahoma This October; Eyes New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Pryor Rendering, a new musical based on the novel of the same name by Tulsa born author Gary Reed, will play The Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall from September 30 - October 9 and The Tulsa Performing Arts Center from October 13 - 16, it was announced today. (more...)

BWW Review: WIG OUT! at the REP Showcases as Much Humor as it Does Heart in Stunning Depiction of Drag Queen Community
by Mike Mekus - Sep 13, 2016

The REP at the Pittsburgh Playhouse began its 2016-2017 season with a bang, producing a bold and unapologetically poignant piece of theatre featuring an incredibly diverse cast with an important social message. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Scott Evan Davis's SUNDAY SHOW TUNES Concert at The Pheasantry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

?The final cast has been announced for Scott Evan Davis's concert on Sunday, September 18th at The Pheasantry.  (more...)

Alan Cumming, Betty Buckley and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 14-25, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

MNM Productions Donates $5,700 to the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches & Joy MCC in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Michael Lifshitz, one of the two producing partners behind MNM Productions, presented checks of approximately $2,800 each to both theMetropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches (MCCPB) and Joy MCC in Orlando during the weekly service last Sunday morning. Both faith communities are dedicated to serving their local LGBTQ communities, which is particularly important since the horrific massacre last June in Orlando. The funds were raised during the recent run of the highly acclaimed production ofTHE WORLD GOES 'ROUND at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund to Go Presidential for 2016 GREAT WRITERS THANK THEIR LUCKY STARS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announced today this year's gala theme will be Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition taking place the evening before Election Day on November 7, 2016 (6:30 PM). (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

CHICAGO to Bring the Cell Block to Marlowe Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: Chicago comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Scott Wise
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 11, 2016

Fosse. Bennett. Robbins. Scott Wise got to know and work with them all. His incredible dancing skills were featured in 13 Broadway musicals including A Chorus Line, CATS, CARRIE, and JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY, for which he won the Tony Award. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/10-9/11/2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview - Special CATS Debut of the Month Series:Christine Cornish Smith
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 10, 2016

This month, BWW's Debut of the Month column features four of the talented actors who are making their Broadway debuts in the exciting revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Cats. Today we speak with Christine Cornish Smith, who makes her Broadway debut in the role of Bombalurina! (more...)

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