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Theatrical Rights Worldwide Announces Executive & Management Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Musical theatre licensor Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) announced a slew of key promotions today. TRW President & CEO Steve Spiegel made the promotions public through a statement released from TRW's World Headquarters in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Brings Revitalized SIDE SHOW to the Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. The 2014 revival, which incorporates a revised script and several new songs, received additional critical acclaim, was nominated for five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival, and was awarded the 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical. Side Show is based on the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who rose from a sideshow attraction to become sensational vaudeville stars in the 1930s. Side Show will be directed by Milissa Carey, with musical direction by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and choreography by Brett and CJ Blankenship and will playMarch 2 - 19, 2017 (press opening: March 3, 2017) with performances 7:30pm Thursdays, 8:00pm Fridays & Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays at the Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at(650) 949-7360. (more...)

Last Chance to Buy Theatre Under The Stars Season Subscriptions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Don't be fooled! You have just ONE day left to buy your 2017-18 TUTS Six-Show Season Subscriptions including HAMILTON! (more...)

Signature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season. (more...)

Season Tickets on Sale Next Week for The Muny's 2017 Season, Featuring NEWSIES and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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BWW Feature: Top Artists to Lead Free, Outdoor Dance Classes in the Arts District for Dallas Arts Month
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 29, 2017

BWW Feature: TOP ARTISTS LEAD FREE OUTDOOR DANCE CLASSES IN ARTS DISTRICT FOR ARTS MONTH (more...)

World Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will proudly present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Heather Parcells to Host Broadway Artists Connection's 'MIC & MINGLE' Season Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its season kick-off event, 'Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle,' hosted by six-time Broadway veteran Heather Parcells on Monday, April 17th. (more...)

FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical REMISSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Remission, a new musical about vulnerability and hope, announces presentations open to industry professionals on March 31st. The presentations will be directed by Portia Krieger, with books/music/lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting. (more...)

Steel Beam Theatre Announces Casting for RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. (more...)

ACE Productions' END OF THE RAINBOW to Bring Judy Garland's Final Comeback to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

ACE Productions presents the Canadian premiere of End of the Rainbow. This gritty play with music is based on the true events of Judy Garland's last comeback attempt in England in 1968. There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers down your spine and realize there is nowhere on earth you'd rather be. This show promises to be one of them. (more...)

Playscripts Launches Broadway Licensing with Sean Cercone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Playscripts Inc. names Sean Cercone President, and announces Broadway Licensing, a new stock and amateur licensing company dedicated to the global distribution of Broadway musicals. (more...)

The Greenville Little Theatre presents its 92nd Dazzling Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is delighted to present its 2017 - 2018 92nd Dazzling Season! (more...)

Tony Winner Nikki M. James Joins Cast of NBC Medical Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Nikki M. James has signed on as a series regular for a currently untitled NBC medical drama pilot from Warren Leight, Paul Haggis and Sony TV. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Honey, Honey,' MAMMA MIA! Makes Yet Another Stop at Cleveland's Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Mar 16, 2017

Yes, the jukebox musical 'Mamma Mia!' is back in Cleveland. And, as has consistently happened in the past, the audience was on its feet dancing and singing in the rows and aisles during the extended curtain call. (more...)

Vital Theatre Company's FLIGHT SCHOOL THE MUSICAL Lands Again in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The award-winning Vital Theatre Company has announced that FLIGHT SCHOOL THE MUSICAL, based on the book 'Flight School' by Lita Judge, with a book by Cara Lustik, lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen, music by David Mallamud and directed and choreographed by Clint Hromsco, continues performing at Theater at Blessed Sacrament on selected Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am, through May 28, 2017. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS to Bring the King Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Producer Lawrence Rosner will present the New York premiere of the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus.  (more...)

Cast Revealed for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

???????Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the premiere West Palm Beach engagement at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

VIDEO: Colman Domingo, Anika Larsen and More Read Mozambican Children's Book for National Read Across America Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

To celebrate National Read Across America Day and as part of a global event celebrating the first ever original children's book created for Mozambique, non-profit organization CouldYou? has released a video of Broadway, TV, and film stars reading the 'Mr. Rabbit and the Well' aloud. Check it out below! (more...)

Four-Time Tony Award Winner PIPPIN Coming to the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award®-winning musical PIPPIN - described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!" by NY1 - at the State Theatre for two shows on Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creatives Set for Guggenheim Preview This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. (more...)

BWW Preview: Must-See Shows in Atlanta in March
by Amy Zipperer - Feb 27, 2017

As we ready ourselves for a spring that's packed with interesting Atlanta theater offerings, here are the must-see shows for March. (more...)

Gambatese and Kready Set to Lead Industry Reading of ONE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

A by-invitation-only industry reading of the new musical comedy One Night will be held on March 2, 3 and 6 at Nola Studios. One Night has book and lyrics by Kleban Award winners Laurence Holzman & Felicia Needleman and a pop jazz score by David Shenton. (more...)

International Celebrity Images Presents Awards To 15 Tribute Artists At The 23rd Production Of The Reel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

International Celebrity Images presented the 23rd Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, spoof, and tribute to the real Academy Awards and other Hollywood-style awards shows, on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. (more...)

Photo Flash: Geffen Playhouse presents West Coast Premiere of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/28/2017 - 4/4/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/28/2017 - 4/4/2017. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits to Close 4th Season with ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. (more...)

2017 Blumey Award Nominees Feature Best in High School Musical Theater; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts has announced the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 6th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 21, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces Nominees for 6th Annual Blumey Awards; Ceremony 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 6th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 21, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

The Muny Finds Its Full Company for ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for All Shook Up, the fourth production of its 99th season, which plays July 13-19. All Shook Up is proudly sponsored by US Bank. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Toe-taps Its Way to the Altria Theater
by Jeremy Bustin - Apr 27, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is part of the 2016-2017 Broadway in Richmond series. (more...)

VIDEO: Matthew Lopez and Mike Donahue Talk THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2017

Actor's Express stages Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride now through April 16, 2017.  (more...)

The Skivvies Will Return to Chicago's Uptown Underground This Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Skivvies will return to Chicago!  This weekend (April 30th at 8pm & Monday, May 1st at 8pm) the comedy-pop, undie rock band is set to play the Uptown Underground. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

The Muny Finds Full Cast for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is proudly sponsored by Clarkson Eyecare. (more...)

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Apr 24, 2017

If you go to the theater for enjoyment, Cleveland Play House's "Freaky Friday" is your thing. If you go to the theater to see marvelous talent, in a well-directed, well-conceived show, "Freaky Friday" is your thing. If you don't go to theater but have always wondered what a Broadway show is like, "Freaky Friday" is your thing. Yes, if you don't go see "Freaky Friday" you are going to miss out on a special event! (more...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)

THE TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL to Transfer to Arts Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Following a sold-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse, when it received 6 Off West End Award nominations including Best Musical, acclaimed rock musical 'The Toxic Avenger The Musical' is to transfer to the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week season from Thursday 28 September. (more...)

The Muny's THE LITTLE MERMAID Finds Its Full Company!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for Disney's The Little Mermaid, the second production of its 99th season, which plays June 20-29. Disney's The Little Mermaid is proudly sponsored by Emerson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Full Company Has 'Heaven on Their Minds' at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Muny announced today its ensemble and design teams for Jesus Christ Superstar, the opening production of its 99th season. (more...)

Mathew Knowles' Hit Female Hip Hop Trio Blush Announces Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

On the heels of their empowerment puncher, 'Cinderella', Blush -the latest group to sizzle off Mathew Knowles' Music World Entertainment's hotplate-has listeners sweating and working for it. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at Geffen Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Apr 17, 2017

Geffen Playhouse opened the West Coast Premiere of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE, now playing through May 14th. (more...)

BWW Review: Thoroughly Entertaining THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE Makes its West Coast Premiere at the Geffen
by Shari Barrett - Apr 15, 2017

We are still laughing, days after seeing the West Coast premiere of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at the Geffen Playhouse. The play with fantastic and ultra-flamboyant musical numbers will keep you laughing from beginning to end, centered on 'a wildly joyous story of empathy, of inclusivity, of community, of the potential for art to build bridges,' according to the Geffen's Artistic Director Randall Arney. Along with Mr. Arney, I send kudos to the six collaborators who have shepherded the play in its journey before arriving at the Geffen: playwright Matthew Lopez, director Mike Donahue, choreographer Paul McGill, cast member Matt McGrath, set designer Donyale Werle and sound designer Jill BC Du Boff so that L.A. audiences have a chance to celebrate the glory that stems from watching the best drag queen show since KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

BWW Review: BEATSVILLE: THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 13, 2017

Bebop Jazz Meets Musical Theatre in Asolo's World Premiere, Beatsville: A Beatnik Musical (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Breaking News: Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Felicia Finley, Mark Linn-Baker & More Join the Muny's 99th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Following its initial casting announcement, The Muny announced today additional principal casting for its spectacular 99th season. This star-packed group includes a mixture of some of the brightest names from stage and screen, with many making their Muny debut this summer. (more...)

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