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Majestic Theatre (New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.

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After tumbling down a rabbit hole, Alice enters the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards!

Tony Finstrom's WAVE YOUR FLAG! Set for 'Jan McArt New Play Reading Series' at Lynn University Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

'I was beginning to think it would never happen!,' says award-winning South Florida playwright Tony Finstrom.  'We first scheduled 'WAVE YOUR FLAG!' to debut at 'Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series' on Friday, June 10th. (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel's Next Supercinema to Celebrate THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

New York's most dynamic new dance party, Supercinema, returns this month with The Emerald City Ball in honor of The Wizard of Oz on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of Sleep No More.  Supercinema, a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience told through a cinematic lens, invites guests to a music-and-live-performance-filled dance party inspired by the world of that month's film or film series, as with recent installments that immersed partygoers in worlds of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet in February, James Bond 007 in March, Alice in Wonderland in April, and most recently The Great Gatsby in May.  Each Supercinema party requires guests arrive in costumes inspired by the film, which for The Wizard of Oz means dressing as Dorothy Gale, Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, Wicked Witch of the West, Cowardly Lion, Glinda (Good Witch), Flying Monkey, Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, The Wizard, Emerald City Citizen (All Green), Rainbow Attire, Lollipop Guild, or Lullaby League.  The evening features scenic installations, pop-up theatrical performances, costumes galore and an all-night open bar with your ticket.  Ticket packages are on-sale now.  For info and tickets, visit (more...)

BWW Review: DREAM SUITE: SONGS IN BLUES & JAZZ Is An Exceptional Evening at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Jun 30, 2016

Though somewhat familiar with and already an admirer of actor/vocalists Carpathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White, I was, until tonight, unaware of the apparently prolific musician, songwriter, librettist, and educator Louis Rosen. Rosen's Dream Suite, which occupied the second part of this June 28 show at Birdland, unearths the music of poems by American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes (1902 -1967). (more...)

OMOTENASHI JOURNEY to Collaborate with The Mensa Third Thursday Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey,' the new musical project written and directed by Noriko Sunamoto (Japanese Production of 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Wicked,' 'Mamma Mia!,' Off-Broadway's 'The Jackie Mason Musical') is planning to collaborate with an intellectual lecture event hosted by the New Greater Mensa on July 21st, 8-10pm. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Tanya O'Debra's RADIO STAR Set for UNDER St. Marks, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Watch (but mainly listen) as Tanya O'Debra lends her voice to ten characters while staging live sound effects in this naughty 1940's radio detective spoof. When a wealthy client hires Private Dick Nick McKittrick to find her husband's killer, she learns that he will literally stick his nose where it doesn't belong. Just like the golden age of radio. Only much, much dirtier. (more...)

Mark Saltzman's ALICE FORMERLY OF WONDERLAND to Premiere at Wyoming Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Wyoming Theater Festival in Sheridan, WY, will premiere Mark Saltzman's new play with music, ALICE FORMERLY OF WONDERLAND from July 18th - July 29th, under the direction of New York director Kent Nicholson. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/24; Pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 24, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include A CHORUS LINE in Connecticut, the pre-Broadway THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago, and SPRING AWAKENING in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES Is A Bizarre, Juicy, Fairytale Feast Of Color And Comedy
by Jade Kops - Jun 24, 2016

Opera Australia's interpretation of Sergei Prokofief's THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES returns to delight and entrance Sydney audiences. An explosion of colour, light, and fabulous physicality, this work breaks the mould of traditional opera with animated, accessible music and clever lyrics. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Terrific Production of DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by Chris Gibson - Jun 23, 2016

Every year you can count on STAGES St. Louis to produce a wonderful season of musicals, and you can always be sure there will be something for the younger set in the schedule as well. And,they make sure that the same care and professionalism goes into the production of each and every show, no matter who it's aimed at. The Westport Playhouse has also proved to be a good venue for these Theatre for Young Audiences presentations, and with each subsequent show here they seem to really be getting more and more comfortable with the very intimate surroundings it provides. Such is the case with their offering this year, DISNEY'S Alice in Wonderland, a very colorful, engaging, and extremely entertaining musical that manages to pack a lot into around an hours time. It may just be the best show of this type they've ever produced, and I highly recommend it! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Pirandello Potpourri Set for Italian Cultural Center, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Pirandello 150 Presents: Pirandello Potpourri, an evening of short pieces by the master. Tuesday, June 28th at 6pm at The Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue (68th/69th St.) followed by a reception. John Martello and Angela Pietropinto will appear. (more...)

by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Below, check out an all-new featurette from the highly anticipated film! (more...)

BWW Review: ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - Jun 22, 2016

The Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake has pulled out all the stops on it's glittering new production of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. This new version adapted for the stage by director Peter Hinton incorporates newly composed music by Allen Cole. While often an asset, the music can also be a hindrance to this often mystifyingly magical production. (more...)

PUSS IN THONGS to Play Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

AN AUSSIE take on a fairytale classic comes to life at Phoenix Theatre this July as Puss in Boots gets a bush makeover. (more...)

The Breadbox Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE AWAKENING This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Breadbox presents the World Premiere of THE AWAKENING, adapted for the stage by Oren Stevens and developed with Ariel Craft, based on Kate Chopin's revolutionary novel. The Breadbox Artistic Director Ariel Craft (The Pillowman, Blood Wedding, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore) helms this stunning production, breathing new life into Chopin's feminist masterwork. THE AWAKENING plays July 29 through August 20 (press opening: July 30) at EXIT Theatre (156 Eddy St.) in San Francisco. For tickets ($20) and more information, the public may visit (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Cool Off This Summer with NYC Theatre - A Complete Guide of the Hottest Shows of the Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Where better to escape the New York City heat than in the comfort of a theatre? Below, we're rounding up some of the hottest shows of the summer- brought to you by The New York City Spectacular! (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel's SUPERCINEMA to Benefit Orlando Shooting Victims
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel's recently announced The Wizard of Oz-themed Supercinema-which is set to take place during NYC Pride Weekend-will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund and Everytown for Gun Safety to stand in solidarity with the LGBT community and its allies in response to the national tragedy that occurred in Orlando, Florida this week. This Supercinema, called The Emerald City Ball, will be held as previously announced on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of Sleep No More. For more information, visit (more...)

Original Kids Theatre Company to Stage Canadian Youth Premiere of SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Original Kids Theatre Company to present first Canadian youth production of SCHOOL OF ROCK (more...)

First Look at Rebel Wilson in GUYS AND DOLLS as Simon Lipkin Joins Cast
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS today announces that Simon Lipkin will be joining the West End cast for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit from Tuesday 28 June until Sunday 21 August 2016. He will play opposite the award-winning actor Rebel Wilson as Miss Adelaide. (more...)

Synetic Theater to Remount TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

After acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Synetic Theater will remount their 2014 smash-hit Twelfth Night. (more...)

KSO Extends Contract of President & CEO Peter H. Gistelink
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

? The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors proudly announces the extension of Peter H. Gistelinck's contract as its President & CEO for an additional term, through the end of the 2021-2022 concert season. Mr. Gistelinck was initially selected for the position following an international search in 2013 and began his tenure as President & CEO in May 2014. (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to Host Open House, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

On Saturday, June 18, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) officially opens the doors to its new facility on Red Bank Road with two very special events. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Award-winning playwright/performer Roxanne Fay, whose "Home Fires Burning" was cited at one of the highlights of the Capital Region theater season in 2015, returns to Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only in a brand new work called "Dream Child: The Trial of Alice in Wonderland". This New York premiere, the second production the play has ever received, opens on June 9 and plays Thursdays through Sundays through June 19 in the BST Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill. (more...)

BWW Blog: Casey Hebbel and Meggie Cansler of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars'
by Guest Blogger: Casey Hebbel - Jun 10, 2016

Hello BroadwayWorld San Francisco! (more...)

Summer Stages 2016: Rhode Island Summer Events
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 10, 2016

Rhode Island theaters are gearing up for another sizzling summer season. Here's a look ahead at what's on stage in the Ocean State from June through August. (more...)

New Season Announced at Fells Point Corner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

As our social and emotional differences corrode our relationships and divide us within our communities, Fells Point Corner Theatre dedicates its 2016­2017 season to reaffirming our belief in each other. This season we want to celebrate our capabilities, our vulnerabilities, and the challenges of being 'human,' together. #RescueMe is about what binds us together when we need each other, when we can't go it alone, when we must reach out. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

?Come take a tumble down the rabbit hole at Hale Center Theater Orem's production of Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.! This production-with a cast made up entirely of performers under the age of eighteen-features updated songs from Disney's classic animated film "Alice in Wonderland," and it's sure to be a delight for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's SHREK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Get ready for an "ogre-the-top" production at the Benedum Center July 15-24! This smash-hit musical comedy will come to life with a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans, including Finding Neverland's Rory Donovan as Shrek and Broadway's Haven Burton as Princess Fiona. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Kicks Off 2016-17 Season with ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Run 7/20-8/13 at Theatre By The Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Follow the yellow brick road to Bill Hanney's award-winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) for THE WIZARD OF OZ,. This twister of a tale begins Wednesday July 20 through Saturday, August 13. Press night is scheduled for Friday, July 22 at 8p.m. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clevelander's Invade Canada for the Shaw Festival 2016
by Roy Berko - Jul 25, 2016

Walking down Queen Street, the main shopping boulevard in beautiful Niagara-on-the Lake, during the third week of July, was like being in downtown Cleveland. Cav championship t-shirts and Indian's garb were worn by many of the strollers. Our Toronto friends shared that in almost every play they attended, their neighbors on one or both sides of their seats were from the Cleveland area. (more...)

Photo Flash: OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Takes Part in Mensa Third Thursday Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey,' the new musical project written and directed by Noriko Sunamoto (Japanese Production of 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Wicked,' 'Mamma Mia!,' Off-Broadway's 'The Jackie Mason Musical') collaborated with an intellectual lecture event hosted by the New York Greater Mensa last night, on July 21st. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Eddie Redmayne in FANTASTIC BEASTS Comic-Con Poster Art
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Warner Bros. Pictures' has released the official Comic-Con poster for their highly anticipated film FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, featuring Eddie Redmayne. (more...)

ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious "All The Great Books (abridged)" by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble members Miranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes.  This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy "The Complete History of America (abridged)," which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by ReEd Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble membersMiranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes. This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy 'The Complete History of America (abridged),' which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

Cast Announced for Children's Theatre Company's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present the audience favorite Cinderella, starring CTC Acting Company member Traci Allen Shannon in the title role. The entire CTC Acting Company stars as well with Reed Sigmund and Dean Holt playing Cinderella's stepsisters, Dorcas and Pearl, Autumn Ness playing the Stepmother, and Gerald Drake playing Lord High Chamberlain. CTC's 15/16 Performing Apprentice China Brickey will perform as the fairy godmother. David L. Murray,Jr (upcoming Theater Latte Da's Ragtime) will debut at CTC as Prince Eric. (more...)

Dance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Schimmel Center is proud to announce the 2016-2017 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, near City Hall, the new Fulton Street stop and the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

You are cordially invited to go to hell … with Rorschach! As summer gives way to autumn, follow the goddess Persephone on her descent into the underworld and celebrate her crowning as Queen of the Dead. An immersive performance experience created by the artists of Rorschach Theatre. This one-night only benefit performance and party opens its doors at 7pm on August 13 and the performance begins as the sun begins to set. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Names Faculty for Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN and PHILLIP BROOMHEAD will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive from August 1-5, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling musical thriller, with its unusual take on the notion of “eat or be eaten”, began its limited run July 17 – with additional matinees already added for October 18 and 19. (more...)

Marcus Nance, Hunter Foster and Nina Et Cetera Featured on this Week's STATE OF THE ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Actor MARCUS NANCE from Shaw Festival, Actor/Director HUNTER FOSTER and Singer/Songwriter NINA ET CETERA Are Special Guests on This Week (Friday, July 22) on the LIVE Broadcast of State of the ARTS on WPKN-FM (89.5) (more...)

Francesca Jaynes to Host Choreography and Movement Direction in Film Workshop This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With only six places left available, Francesca Jaynes' Choreography and Movement Direction in Film workshop is offering a 25 percent discount for participants who register until the 23rd of July, or until places last. (more...)

Disney Orders Second Season of DESCENDANTS: WICKED WORLD
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Growing consumer interest in 'Descendants' stories brings a second season of 'Descendants: Wicked World,' the animated short-form series that has reached over 30 million Total Viewers in the U.S. and has also delivered over 100 million consumer engagements on the Disney Channel app, VOD and YouTube. Featuring three original songs and introducing new characters, 'Descendants: Wicked World' season two is slated to begin airing this fall across multiple platforms including Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app, video-on-demand and on YouTube. (more...)

Tommy Tune, Tom Wopat and More to Appear in the Berman Center's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts announces its sixth season with an exceptional series of shows, including Broadway, dance performances, a film and lecture series, music, live shows, and programming for families.  (more...)

Black Comedy THE DANCE OF DEATH Begins Previews Tomorrow at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

THE DANCE OF DEATH, August Strindberg's groundbreaking play in a new version by renowned Irish playwright Conor McPherson, begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival's Studio Theatre. (more...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPER
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Prolific composer Richard Hartley has written for stage and screen, including film scores for The Romantic Englishwoman, The Lady Vanishes, Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing, Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, and an Emmy-winning score for Channel 4's Alice in Wonderland. He's also worked extensively in theatre, but is perhaps best known for his partnership with Richard O'Brien, which began in 1973 with the iconic Rocky Horror Show - Richard Hartley arranged the score and performed in the original band, and went on to arrange music for the film adaptation. (more...)

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