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47th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
304 West 47th St.

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A Christian boy band rides the wave of America's latest fascination with religion. Armed with catchy melodies, freaky moves and product in their hair, the self anointed apostles of pop (Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan . . . and Abraham [he's Jewish]) bring their soul-saving tour to New York City.

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...)

Producer Paul Taylor-Mills Joins Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

?Paul Taylor-Mills will join Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group as advisory producer. Whilst continuing to work independently on his own productions, Paul will also begin working on selected Really Useful Group titles, and supporting the programming and incubation of new work at the newly owned St James Theatre.  (more...)

Women in Theatre: CATHY STREET Bids Farewell to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 21, 2016

As she gathered other artists around her to collaborate, Cathy Street's impact on Nashville theater became something that will be long remembered as she pursues theatrical adventures in the coming years. Today, we take a look at Cathy's years in Nashville, by letting her theater family express themselves about the impact she has had on their lives and what she means to them... (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CABARET, Heading to the Adrienne Arsht Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece comes direct from Broadway to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, April 12 - 17, 2016. As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to announce casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season, the Arsht Center, along with Broadway Across America and presenting sponsor Bank of America, are proud to close the 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season with the hit musical. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: CHILDREN OF SALT
by Lola Arruti - Mar 14, 2016

En BWW México estamos muy orgullosos de nuestro compatriota y amigo Jaime Lozano, quien se encuentra radicando actualmente en la meca del teatro musical, la ciudad de Nueva York, para poner en pie un trabajo que lleva ya siete años en proceso: CHILDEN OF SALT (more...)

LUCKY STIFF, MAME and More Slated for Stoneham Theatre's 17th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Stoneham Theatre is pleased to announce its Mainstage programming for Season 17. Kicking off the season is the musical murder mystery farce, Lucky Stiff, followed by an exploration of artificial intelligence in the science fiction play Uncanny Valley. (more...)

YOU 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...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season - ALTAR BOYZ, I LOVE A PIANO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre's 2016-2017 season kicks-off with a benefit concert then takes to the stage with Michigan Premieres including a Ken Ludwig comedy, a comedy with a heart, a poignant drama AND a 1960s musical! The season also features the music of Irving Berlin and a musical comedy sure to please with Boy-Band-esque song and dance numbers!  "We're looking forward to another great season," said Cheryl Marshall, Managing Director.  "We're so excited to kick things off with another great summer benefit and a wonderful line-up of shows!' (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...)

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...)

Victoria T. Morris, Bruce Daitch & Nanci Lewis Elected to Broadway Dreams Foundation's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), a premier non-profit organization dedicated to training, mentoring and providing career opportunities to the next generation of musical theater performers, announced that Victoria T. Morris, CEO of Lexikat Artists; Bruce Daitch, Head of Strategy, Planning and Operations for DreamWorks SKG; and Nanci Lewis, of The Vanderblue Team, have been elected to the BDF's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Roundabout's CABARET National Tour with Randy Harrison, Andrea Goss & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The tour just premiered in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center last week on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an updated look at the cast in action! (more...)

Tony Winner Christopher Gattelli to Choreograph WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 19, 2016

The Goodman Theatre's buzzy new world premiere WAR PAINT has enlisted one more Tony winner. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Names New Dean of Humphreys School of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the appointment of acclaimed musical theatre educator, performer, music director and Broadway producer Dave Clemmons as Dean of the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT). (more...)

Children's Theatre Company to Close 50th Anniversary Season with DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will end its 50th Anniversary Season with the much anticipated world premiere of the musical based on the blockbuster, best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The famous book series by Jeff Kinney has been sold worldwide, has been brought to the silver screen through three films, and for the first time ever, is being developed into a new musical by CTC in conjunction with Fox Stage Productions and Kevin McCollum (producer of Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q, and Something Rotten!). This is CTC's fifth and final world premiere in a single season. (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...)

Forest Whitaker to Host PERFORMERS4PEACE Concert at 42West; Lesli Margherita, Constantine Maroulis & More to Appear!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Bird, 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...)

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