FINDING NEVERLAND, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Set for Shea's Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Broadway SeriesFINDING NEVERLAND, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Set for Shea's Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway Partner/Producer Albert Nocciolino present the M&T Bank 2016-17 Broadway Series, featuring multiple Tony-Award winning musicals, hits on Broadway and a FIRST NATIONAL TOUR KICKING OFF IN BUFFALO! (more...)

FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY to Play Walnut Street TheatreFRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY to Play Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

 Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' production of Freckleface Strawberry, The Musical, reminds audiences that what makes us different makes us special! Based on the book by Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore, the whole family will love this hour-long musical full of fun, friends and freckles! Extended by popular demand, read the book then see it LIVE on stage at Walnut Street Theatre March 31st through April 16th, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING Sets Digital Lottery, Rush Policies!Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING Sets Digital Lottery, Rush Policies!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING,the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, begins previews tonight, Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).With direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), TUCK EVERLASTING will officially open on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (more...)

KC Rep to Host New Works Festival at Copaken Stage, 4/23-5/22KC Rep to Host New Works Festival at Copaken Stage, 4/23-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Marissa Wolf, Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Director of New Works, today announced additional programing and dates for KC Rep's new play festival, Origin KC. Origin KC offers audiences a unique experience to engage with the process of creating theater, and gives emerging and established writers the resources to develop plays for future seasons at KC Rep and beyond. (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, WICKED & More Set for Broadway Grand Rapids' 2016-17 SeasonRENT 20th Anniversary Tour, WICKED & More Set for Broadway Grand Rapids' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

DeVos Performance Hall will be alive with the sounds of music in the 2016-17 BGR season. Kicking off the season is Tony Award® winning musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, a family favorite with some new twists! Also in the season line-up will be the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, marking the 50 year anniversary of the beloved musical movie. Featuring more than 40 classic hits, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul, will come to Grand Rapids in May of 2017. DIRTY DANCING- THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE will complete the season in June. (more...)

Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING to Celebrate National Book Month with Preview DiscountsBroadway's TUCK EVERLASTING to Celebrate National Book Month with Preview Discounts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Just announced, TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, will celebrate National Book Month by offering a limited number of $19.75 seats to select preview performances in honor of the year that the novel was published. (more...)

The Growing Stage to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHThe Growing Stage to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

he Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, presents the New Jersey premiere of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, has Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a Book by Timothy Allen McDonald. It was originally produced at Seattle Children's Theater under the director of Linda Hartzell. This production is under the direction of Stephen L. Fredericks, The Growing Stage's Executive Director with musical direction by Stephen Fox and Choreography by Jillian Petrie. (more...)

Alysha Umphress, James Barry, Julie Foldesi & More Will Star in Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES This SpringAlysha Umphress, James Barry, Julie Foldesi & More Will Star in Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its spring musical, Pump Boys and Dinettes. This Tony Award nominee features James Barry (Jim), Gabe Bowling (Jackson), Julie Foldesi (Prudie), Jason Ostrowski (L.M.), Alysha Umphress (Rhetta) and Sam Weber (Eddie).  Pump Boys and Dinettes is conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. Pump Boys and Dinettes will be directed by John Foley with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Pump Boys and Dinettes will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from April 6 through May 1, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, April 10, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-2016 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Alliance TheatreFull Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Rehearsals started in Atlanta today for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the hilarious and heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans's journey to fame. BORN FOR THIS, directed by celebrated director and playwright Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown The Musical), will premiere on the Alliance Stage, April 13 - May 15, 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena StageFull Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Virginia Rep Announces 2016-2017 Season, Including IN THE HEIGHTS, 1776, and More!Virginia Rep Announces 2016-2017 Season, Including IN THE HEIGHTS, 1776, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 12, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announced the titles for the 2016/17 Season at the Open House at the November Theatre on Saturday, March 12. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Beth Leavel, Lisa Howard, John Bolton and More in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERSPhoto Exclusive: Beth Leavel, Lisa Howard, John Bolton and More in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS, featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter,' took place on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 in New York.  The show was produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concerts below! (more...)

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP! to Play Regent Theatre, 4/13-5/22YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP! to Play Regent Theatre, 4/13-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The national tour of the hilarious comedy You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, a relationship comedy that People Magazine called "Laugh Out Loud," will have its Boston area premiere at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA from April 13 - May 22, 2016. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards Winners Announced!2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 7, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 West Virginia winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

'NEVERLAND,' CABARET & More Set for Broadway in Atlanta's 2016-17 Season'NEVERLAND,' CABARET & More Set for Broadway in Atlanta's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a show-stopping flight of theatrical delight! Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today the first-class series of Broadway hits for its 2016/2017 season at the Fox Theatre. Next season's lineup will feature Atlanta debuts of THE ILLUSIONISTS; Time Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL; Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET; AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; A Christmas Story, The Musical; THE BODYGUARD; and FINDING NEVERLAND, as well as returning audience favorites available as season options: the spectacular new production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, RIVERDANCE, THE LITTLE MERMAID and MAMMA MIA!, now in its final Broadway Tour. (more...)

MTC School of Performing Arts to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHMTC School of Performing Arts to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut School of the Performing Arts presents Roald Dahl's 'James and the Giant Peach,' JR, with words and music and by Benj Pasek and MTC alumni Justin Paul and book by Timothy Allen McDonald. The production will take place on Saturday, January 9 at 11am and 2pm and Sunday, January 10 at 2pm at Music Theatre of Connecticut, 509 Westport Avenue (behind Nine West) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets are $25-$30 for adults, $20-$25 for students and reservations are suggested. For tickets, call Music Theatre of Connecticut at 203.454.3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

BWW Interview: June Rachelson Ospa on MARINA's MUSICAL HEALTH TALKBWW Interview: June Rachelson Ospa on MARINA's MUSICAL HEALTH TALK
by Marina Kamen - Jan 27, 2016

Join Marina Kamen as she takes you on this 20 minute Original Music Workout Podcast with music Written, Produced & Performed by MARINA together with Writer/Producer June R. Ospa. Listen as they discuss career, marriage, raising children and balancing their health as women weaving through the hurdles of the ever changing Music, Theater & Entertainment Industry. (more...)

Baltimore's Hippodrome Broadway Series Announces 2016/17 Lineup - CINDERELLA, BEAUTIFUL and More!Baltimore's Hippodrome Broadway Series Announces 2016/17 Lineup - CINDERELLA, BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Ron Legler, President of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the Hippodrome Theatre, was pleased to announce the CareFirst® BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series 16/17 season lineup today.   (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING Ready to Sip from Broadway's Spring; Finds Full Cast!TUCK EVERLASTING Ready to Sip from Broadway's Spring; Finds Full Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed complete casting for Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name. With direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), TUCK EVERLASTING is set to begin previews on Thursday, March 31, 2016 and officially opens on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards Winners Announced!2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 West Virginia winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Interview: A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL Cast Members Joey Sorge and Vincenzo FaruoloBWW Interview: A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL Cast Members Joey Sorge and Vincenzo Faruolo
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 25, 2016

Joey Sorge and Vincenzo Faruolo are two of the New Jersey residents who are in the cast of 'A Bronx Tale: The Musical' at Paper Mill Playhouse. (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with CHARLOTTE'S WEB This WeekendTheatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with CHARLOTTE'S WEB This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Theatreworks USA will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Saturday, February 27th, with Charlotte's Web, a play by Joseph Robinette based on the Newbery Medal-winning book by E.B. White (Stuart Little, Trumpet of the Swan) with an incidental music score by Jeffrey Lunden (winner of the Lortel Award, Rodgers Award, and Jonathan Larson Award, and composer of Theatreworks USA productions of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Little Prince, and The Great Railroad Race). This 60-minute play is recommended for audiences age 5 and up. (more...)

Lisa Howard and John Bolton Join AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole PorterLisa Howard and John Bolton Join AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Broadway stars Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) and John Bolton (A Christmas Story: The Musical) are joining the cast of AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter' next month. (more...)

BWW TV: Hail to the Chief- Actors' Equity Association President Kate Shindle Checks In!BWW TV: Hail to the Chief- Actors' Equity Association President Kate Shindle Checks In!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 15, 2016

Who better to hear from on Presidents Day 2016, than Actors' Equity Association President, Kate Shindle? Below, watch as she discusses the challenges of her new position (which she took on in May 2015), as well as goals for the future, and more! And now, a word from your President... (more...)

Broadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND IBroadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today casting for the remaining principal roles in its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Additional Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang) join the cast, along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 30th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 30th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 30, 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. It's the TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the last half of 2015! What are the shows and stories we've been most excited about? Here they are! I hope you have a happy new year. And I'll see you at The Call on January 10, 2016 for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

BWW Feature: A CHRISTMAS STORY Christmas Cabaret at Hard Rock CafeBWW Feature: A CHRISTMAS STORY Christmas Cabaret at Hard Rock Cafe
by Chris Arneson - Dec 24, 2015

Cast members from 'A Christmas Story, The Musical' performed a late-night holiday cabaret benefit concert at Hard Rock Cafe. One hundred percent of ticket sales equally benefitted Denver Center for the Performing Arts Education and Denver Health Foundation's holiday initiative to provide families in the surgical ICU, medical ICU and in the Pediatric Unit with festive meals and visits with Santa. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration Details: 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 23, 2015BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration Details: 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 23, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 23, 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. It's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration, Sunday, January 10, 2016. Join us at The Call nightclub! Plus the top ten shows running right now. Holiday plus Celebration! (more...)

E. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This WinterE. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, January 20 - February 21, 2016. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards Update - Noah Gross, Rennes Carbaugh Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards Update - Noah Gross, Rennes Carbaugh Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Bruce Lumpkin and Young Actor Estus Stephens Talk A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Director Bruce Lumpkin and Young Actor Estus Stephens Talk A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Katricia Lang - Dec 18, 2015

A CHRISTMAS STORY, movie or musical, centers around 9-year-old Ralphie, a child desperate for his Christmas wish - a Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle. (more...)

Find Christmas Onstage with BroadwayWorld's Holiday Guide 2015!Find Christmas Onstage with BroadwayWorld's Holiday Guide 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The holiday season is here at last, and in just weeks, the world will be spreading yuletide cheer by decking the halls, wrapping the gifts and sipping the eggnog. There are plenty of ways to join in the spirit, because for theatre fans, Broadway is everywhere this season... and BroadwayWorld has a complete guide of where to find it! (more...)

KC Rep Sets New Dates for Origin KC New Works FestivalKC Rep Sets New Dates for Origin KC New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Marissa Wolf, Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Director of New Works, today announced additional programing and dates for KC Rep's new play program, Origin KC. Featuring the Monday Night Playwright Series, Playwright Slams, the Origin KC New Works Festival and the Mainstage, Origin KC offers audiences a unique experience to engage with the process of creating theater, and gives emerging and established writers the resources to develop plays for future seasons at KC Rep and beyond. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/12-12/13/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/12-12/13/2015
by - Dec 13, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 13, 2015 - Sunday, December 13, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Colton Maurer as Ralphie in A CHRISTMAS STORY at Paper MillBWW Interview: Colton Maurer as Ralphie in A CHRISTMAS STORY at Paper Mill
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 13, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Colton Maurer who stars as Ralphie in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of 'A Christmas Story: The Musical.' (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards Update - Noah Gross, Rennes Carbaugh Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards Update - Noah Gross, Rennes Carbaugh Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2015
by - Dec 11, 2015

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

BWW Review: Theatre Under The Stars Offers Sparkling, Funny Fare For The Holidays With A CHRISTMAS STORYBWW Review: Theatre Under The Stars Offers Sparkling, Funny Fare For The Holidays With A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Dec 11, 2015

Need a laugh? See A CHRISTMAS STORY at TUTS! (more...)

DEFYING SUBTLETY: THE SONGS OF ED BELL Comes to The Battersea Barge, Dec 20DEFYING SUBTLETY: THE SONGS OF ED BELL Comes to The Battersea Barge, Dec 20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Defying Subtlety: The Songs of Ed Bell is headed to The Battersea Barge, London on Sunday 20th December, 8pm. Tickets £12-18. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: TUCK EVERLASTING Asks, 'If You Could Live Forever, Would You?'BWW TV Exclusive: TUCK EVERLASTING Asks, 'If You Could Live Forever, Would You?'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, is currently in previews at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). With direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting will officially open on Broadway on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The musical recently polled passerby in Times Square, asking 'If you could live forever, would you?' Watch our exclusive video below to hear their answers! (more...)

Magical Music's 5th Annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert Set for 5/1Magical Music's 5th Annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert Set for 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Magical Music for Life Foundation is thrilled to present its 5th annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 1, 2016 on Broadway between 42nd & 43rd Streets in Times Square. The goal of the concert is to raise financial support to produce a new original album of songs for water safety applicable to children with and without specials needs, awareness of our music, and funds to perform our musical written especially for children with autism and other special needs. The event will be a continuous sing-a-thon, where talented children and groups from six states will come together to share the same stage with over 70 Broadway performers from most of the current shows and many past shows. Online and at the event there will be many exciting items in the auction & raffle, including tickets to Broadway shows / other events often with backstage tours and/or signed memorabilia, travel, dining, unique & autographed items, etc. Highlights of the Day will probably include the following: •10:00 Opening •'Two Little Snowflakes' and 'A Day in the Life of a Child: a Musical Revue' songs •11:20 'We Are the World' Broadway performers •12:00 Broadway performers (adult & child actors) • 2:00 Special Dance performance with NCDA • 'The Adventures of Zak' songs • 4:30 Broadway performers (adult & child actors)and preview of coming Broadway show •Til 5:00 Auction of tickets for Broadway and other NYC shows and events, backstage tours,autographed items, etc. •Til 5:00 Raffle prizes •All Day Performances by the Magical Music Singing groups •All Day Performances by talented children and groups from six states •6:00 Closing SOME OF THE BROADWAY & OTHER PERFORMERS: Amada Anderson - Spotlight on Cabaret and The Tramp Major Attaway - Aladdin Noah Baird - Matilda Annie Baltic - Mary Poppins Gaby Bradbury - Annie Adriana Braganza - The King and I Amaya Braganza - The King and I Zach Brod - Freckleface Casey Butler - Finding Neverland: The Musical Christian Michael Camporin - Finding Neverland and Matilda Grace Capeless - The Lion King Lynn Masako Cheng - The King and I Adam Christoferson - singer Olivia Chun - The King and I Casey Erin Clark - Les Miserables Hana Colley - The King and I Ben Cook - Tuck Lilyana Cornell - Les Miserables Samantha Cutler - Billy Elliot Alex Dreier - Finding Neverland, Assembled Parties, and Billy Elliot Peyton Ella - NBC The Sound of Music Live and Little Princess Avery Oliver Espiritu - The King and I Bonale Fambrini - The King and I Sophia Genusa - Matilda and Dr. Zhivago Akira Golz - Matilda Abigail Dylan Harrison - Ruthless, The Musical James Ignacio - The King and I K'Lynn Jackman - The Lion King Andrew Johnson - Kinky Boots Darius Kaleb - Motown the Musical, A Raisin in the Sun, and Delores & Jermaine Jim Kaplan - The King and I Jake Katzman - Kinky Boots Tari Kelly - Something's Rotten, Anything Goes, and Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Christie Kim - The King and I Ethan Khusidman - School of Rock, Chaplin, and Soul Doctor Corey Mach - Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell, and Footloose: The Musical Tony Marin - The King and I Jibreel Mawry - Motown, the Musical Jack McCarthy - Finding Neverland Dante Melucci - The School of Rock: The Musical Jenny Mollett - The Color Purple Sydney Morton - American Psycho, Flashdance, Motown the Musical, Evita, and Memphis Angeli Negron - Les Miserables Sawyer Nunes - Finding Neverland and Matilda the Musical Shannon O'Boyle - Once Tyrah Syke Odoms - Annie and The Lion King Madeleine Pace - Once Luca Padovan - The School of Rock: The Musical Gabriella Palminteri - Blue Bloods Anthony Pierini - Big Fish, Les Miserables, and Mary Poppins Gabby Pizzolo - Fun Home Ellie Poon - A Christmas Story the Musical Sam Poon - The King and I, MacBeth, and Les Miserables William Poon - The King and I & Beauty and the Beast Rachel Resheff - Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek the Musical, and Billy Elliot Christopher Paul Richards - Finding Neverland Taylor Richardson - Smokefall, Annie, A Most Violent Year, and Jack of the Red Hearts Julianna Rigoglioso - Sound of Music, Far from Heaven, Mary Poppins, and Table 58 Kitana Goyena Rojanatavorn - The King and I Sofia Roma Rubino - School of Rock: The Musical and Matilda: The Musical Isabella Russo - School of Rock: The Musical Sadie Seelert - Mary Poppins and A Little Princess Julian Silva - The Lion King and Les Miserables Eli Tokash - Finding Neverland Nicky Torchia - The King and I Joshua Turchin - Christmas Story Jeremy Villas - Kinky Boots Ashton Woerz - Pippin and Priscilla Queen of the Desert Rocco Wu - The King and I Timothy Yang - The King and I ... a preview of a new Broadway show (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING Cast Album Will Arrive on June 10!TUCK EVERLASTING Cast Album Will Arrive on June 10!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, will record a cast album to be released by DMI Soundtracks and distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation.TUCK EVERLASTING's cast album will be produced by Frank Filipetti, Chris Miller, and Sean Patrick Flahaven, and will be recorded and mixed by Frank Filipetti. The album will be released digitally on Friday, June 10, 2016 and in stores wherever CDs are sold on Friday, July 1, 2016. (more...)

SpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in MaySpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

From May 7 - June 4, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT, a powerful new musical about unexpected love, loss, and brotherhood, based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.  (more...)

ANASTASIA Musical Set for Extended Stay at Hartford Stage This SpringANASTASIA Musical Set for Extended Stay at Hartford Stage This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Fans just gained eight more chances to see the new ANASTASIA musical at Hartford Stage! (more...)

Tony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at GoodspeedTony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa  appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena  as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. (more...)

Duluth Playhouse Sets 2016-17 SeasonDuluth Playhouse Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Playhouse announces its 2016-2017 seasons for the Depot main stage, Underground, Children's Theatre, and Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). (more...)

IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL Will Debut at Smith Center; Tickets Now Available!IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL Will Debut at Smith Center; Tickets Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

'A tale of love on the prairie baked to bawdy perfection,' IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL will make its highly-anticipated debut on Saturday, July 9 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Serving as The Smith Center's second, home grown production, IDAHO! tells the story of wife stealin', spud peelin', double dealin', and so much more. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. PT. For more information, visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

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