Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical Moving Closer to a Broadway Bow?
by Rialto Chatter - May 27, 2016

With a boost in the box office and the final days of an extension dwindling, Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company's world premiere of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID is preparing for its next move. (more...)

Biz of the Musical Theatre Conference Early Registration Deadline Set for 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The early registration deadline for the sixth biennial Biz of the Musical Theatre Biz Conference is coming up on June 1. (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

NMI to Host THE BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ Conference This July
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

When a producer asks to see your musical…you need to be ready, right? But where are you going to go to find out everything you need to know before your musical is ready for production? Things like how to approach producers (and how NOT to), and collaboration agreements, contracts, pitfalls of marketing through social media, over-produced demos/under-produced demos…or the new exciting trends of multi-ethnic casting? (more...)

AUDIO: Producer Kevin McCollum Asked If DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Is Headed To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jun 9, 2016

Producer Kevin McCollum discusses the possibilities for the new musical based on Jeff Kinney's graphic novel series. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production.  Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

Theater Schmeater to Stage New Musical THE CROSSING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Theater Schmeater has announced the beginning of a new journey with the re-telling of an old one. The Crossing, an original chamber musical, will open at The Schmee on Friday July 15th and then run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through August 13th.  (more...)

Ken Davenport to Headline Panel at NMI's 'BIZ of the Musical Theatre BIZ' Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

New Musicals Inc. has announced Ken Davenport as a keynote panelist at their sixth national conference for musical theatre writers in Burbank on July 22-24. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Returning for Sixth Installment of AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Cheyenne Jackson will officially be returning for more 'HORROR.' (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

Cast Announced For Musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

The cast has been announced for the European premiere of heart-warming chamber musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre, which runs from 10 August to 3 September. This is the first musical to be staged in PARK90, and British director Matthew Illife directs a brand new cast in this premiere. Press Night is Thursday 11 August, 7pm.   (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Releases New Solo Album Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to celebrating the heritage of Broadway and popular song, will release Renaissance, the new solo album from Grammy Award-nominee Cheyenne Jackson tomorrow, June 3. (more...)

New Musical DREAMLAND Set for NoHo Arts Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Dreamland, a new musical conceived, written, composed by 14-time Emmy Award winner John Francis Smith with daughter Asia Ray Smith, will have its first ever "off-book" staged performances at the NoHo Arts Center Friday, June 17 at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm.  The production is also produced by Smith.  Robert Arnold directs, with musical direction by Christian Regul and Jake Anthony (who also serves as vocal director). (more...)

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Comes to Sydney's Hayes Theatre, Aug. 12; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Blue Saint Productions are thrilled to tour their critically acclaimed production of Songs for a New World to Sydney's Hayes Theatre from August 12th 2016. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

ROCKIN ROAD TO DUBLIN Announces 16/17 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The producers of ROCKIN' ROAD TO DUBLIN, the new sensation Irish Dance spectacle infused with modern rock music created by World Champion Scott Doherty and veteran Celtic rocker Chris Smith, are proud to announce that the new generation of Irish music and dance will embark on a 60 plus city national tour in its first season with an official launch at the McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson, NC on Thursday, September 22. (more...)

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Alum Brian Justin Crum Moves On to AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Top 36
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Broadway alum Brian Justin Crum is among the top 36 contestants on this season of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jaime Lozano and Lauren Epsenhart's CHILDREN OF SALT Opens at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Presented by The New York Musical Festival, Jorge de la Garza and German Cavazos, CHILDREN OF SALT is the first Official Selection of the New York Musical Festival from Mexico, CHILDREN OF SALT by Jaime Lozano and Lauren Epsenhart. The musical is directed by Jose Zayas, musical direction by Geraldine Anello with choreography Stephanie Klemons (Associate Choreographer: Hamilton). It performs at Pearl Theatre Company (555 W 42nd St), beginning last night, July 20 through July 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. to Swim Into Maltz Jupiter Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Take a journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2016

University of Colorado graduate Matt Murphy is a rising New York theatre producer whose breakout hit is now entering its third provocative year off-Broadway. He's also touring the show to cities like Denver, where it is now playing the Garner-Galleria Theatre through July 24.  Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the trailer for 'Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man'. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Helm Huntington Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Tony Award winner Billy Porter will return to the Huntington to direct next seasons Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. Mr. Porter directed the Huntington's 2015 production of George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum and is currently performing on Broadway in Wolfe's production of Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Topdog/Underdog will perform March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the BU Theatre/Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Entertaining Finance's Bailie Slevin
by Something New - Aug 7, 2016

In Episode 416 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Bailie Slevin, founder of Entertaining Finance, a business management and financial consulting firm geared specifically towards creatives. (more...)

Olathe Civic Theatre Association Kicks Off Season with ALTAR BOYZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Rejoice! Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) opens its 2016-2017 season with the beloved Off-Broadway musical comedy hit Altar Boyz, written by Kevin Del Aguila, with music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, August 26 - September 11.  (more...)

ALTAR BOYZ to Kick-Off Olathe Civic Theatre Association's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Rejoice! Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) opens its 2016-2017 season with the beloved Off-Broadway musical comedy hit Altar Boyz, written by Kevin Del Aguila, with music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, August 26 - September 11.   Let OCTA take you back to a time when boy bands ruled the nation. (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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VIDEO: Watch Broadway Alum Brian Justin Crum Advance to Semi Finals of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Broadway alum Brian Justin Crum delivered another showstopping performance on last night's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT to advance to the semi-final round! (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Duo Brings Arts Education from NYC to Scituate
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway couple Nick Verina and Erin Henry-Verina recently relocated from New York City to Scituate, MA, and whether it was their luggage or their bulky resumes that weighed more is anyone's guess. The talented couple first travelled the country together in the first national tour of the recent GREASE revival (Nick played Sonny and Erin played Patty Simcox), although the pair has individual credits that shine on their own. (more...)

BWW Preview: NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL at CETM
by Noelle Hannibal - Aug 23, 2016

September 14 - September 17, 2016, The Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal (CETM) will present the 8th Annual NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL, Canada's Festival for New Musical Theatre. The festival will feature two local musical theatre productions along with CETM's 10th year anniversary showcase-fundraiser. (more...)

ALTAR BOYZ to Kick-Off Olathe Civic Theatre Association's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Ciara Renee Boards TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway; Show Changes Venues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that the upcoming revival of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! will be staged at the larger Acorn Theater at Theater Row in order to accommodate the overwhelming demand. (more...)

BWW TV: Fly High with Highlights of the Many Peters of Transport Group's PETER PAN Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fly to Neverland with Transport Group's PETER PAN Benefit Concert!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 16, 2016

Just last night, Transport Group presented a benefit concert of the classic 1954 Comden & Green/Charlap & Leigh musical, Peter Pan. The evening, which was hosted by drag legend, Tony-nominated playwright, and Golden Age aficionado Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of The Allergist's Wife), featured a cast that includes three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Ann Harada (Cinderella), three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand to God), Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Pricilla, Queen of the Desert), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Betsy Morgan(First Daughter Suite), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), D.C. Anderson (Queen of the Mist), OBIE Winner David Greenspan (The Patsy, The Royal Family), Ivory McKay, Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress), Tim Dolan (Altar Boyz), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia), Richard Costa (Once Upon a Mattress), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, Here Lies Love) and Tony nominee Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite, Xanadu).  (more...)

Nick Blaemire-Led TICK, TICK... BOOM!, World Premiere & More Slated for Keen Company's 17th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Keen Company has announced its 17th season lineup, including the New York return of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! (more...)

SHOW CHOIR THE MUSICAL Makes Canada Premiere Tonight, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Show Choir - The Musical premieres in Canada tonight, April 30, 2016 featuring the Winnipeg Studio Theatre Adult Ensemble. The performance will take place at 8:00pm CDT for one night only at The Met Entertainment Centre- 281 Donald Street in Winnipeg, MB Canada. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at winnipegstudiotheatre.com. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

William Youmans, Matt Shingledecker & More to Star in Staged Reading of BLISSFUL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Blissful Entertainment has announced a staged reading of BLISSFUL THE MUSICAL, written by Peter Copani, directed by Daniel Goldstein, and featuring musical direction by Doug Katsaros. BLISSFUL THE MUSICAL will be presented at the Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036) on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:30pm and 3:30pm. A limited amount of tickets are available to the public free of charge. To RSVP, email info@blissfulthemusical.com or call (646) 892-4911. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer of Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

The Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company presents the new musical based on Jeff Kinney's best-selling book series, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, with a score byJonathan Larson Award and Ed Kleban Award winner Joe Iconis (THE BLACK SUITS, THINGS TO RUIN), a book by Joe Tracz (BE MORE CHILL w/Iconis). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company presents the new musical based on Jeff Kinney's best-selling book series, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, with a score byJonathan Larson Award andEd Kleban Award winner Joe Iconis (THE BLACK SUITS, THINGS TO RUIN), a book by Joe Tracz (BE MORE CHILL w/Iconis). (more...)

Is DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical Headed For Broadway? Minneapolis Production Extended Amid Speculation
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

With Broadway producer Kevin McCollum on hand the musical based on Jeff Kinney's graphic novel series may make its way to New York. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

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), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Mauricio Perez and Dominic Scaglione Jr. to Alternate as Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Just announced, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys will welcome Mauricio Perez and Dominic Scaglione Jr., alternating in the role of 'Frankie Valli' at all performances beginning this week. (more...)

BROADWAY UP CLOSE Walking Tour Souvenir Book Out Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Take a piece of Broadway home with you with the official Broadway Up Close Walking Tour ACT I Souvenir Book. With over 100 rarely seen photos, 48 full-color pages and all of the tour's ghost stories, anecdotes and other wonderful tales, Broadway history will be at your fingertips like never before. (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with SKIPPYJON JONES SHOW WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series Sunday April 24th, with their acclaimed production,  Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas).  (more...)

Alan Ostroff to Helm Infinity Theatre Company Productions During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Infinity Theatre Company has officially announced Directors for its 2016 season. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Continue Concert Series with THE MUSIC OF THE BEACH BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse will resume its 2016 Music on the Rock concert series with "The Music of The Beach Boys" on April 21st at the Playhouse Downtown.  This highly requested tribute will feature such hits as God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Kokomo, California Girls, Surfin' Safari, Fun Fun Fun and many others. (more...)

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