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Based on "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray; "Little Orphan Annie" used by permission of Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate, Inc.

Leapin’ lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan, the funniest villain this side of a Disney cartoon. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil schemes, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.



Photo Flash: Production Images Released of UK Premiere of BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The UK premiere production of BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO, a new comedy musical featuring eighteen hits by singer songwriter Neil Sedaka is now in previews at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village ahead of press night on Friday 31st March 2017.  (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...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Rajiv Joseph On GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Marianka Swain - Mar 30, 2017

Rajiv Joseph's plays include Gruesome Playground Injuries, All This Intimacy and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. On screen, he's written for TV series Nurse Jackie and feature film Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. His 2015 play Guards at the Taj, about two imperial guards in 17th-century India handed a gruesome decree, has its European premiere at the Bush Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd, beginning previews on 7 April. (more...)

FROZEN Producer Peter Del Vecho Reveals Hit Film's Original Ending!
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

As part of Entertainment Weekly's 'Untold Stories' issue, FROZEN producer Peter Del Vecho reveals shocking elements of the original ending to Disney's mega-animated hit film FROZEN, including a massive avalanche, an army of snow monsters, Elsa being jilted at the altar and a fateful prophecy. (more...)

The Brick Theater Presents the World Premiere of PLUTO (no longer a play)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Brick Theater presents the world premiere of PLUTO (no longer a play), the latest from New York-based collective Superhero Clubhouse and the final installment of their Planet Plays series. (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...)

BWW Review: Shows That Never Made It to Broadway Find a Home at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY BOUND
by Troy Frisby - Mar 29, 2017

'That's really niche.' Those words from one of the night's emcees, Feinstein's/54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, were technically used in reference to Linda Lavin's propensity to play love interests for superheroes. But, really, they could've been used to describe BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY, which played at the aforementioned venue March 21. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 29th, 2017 - THE LITTLE FOXES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 29, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE LITTLE FOXES, featuring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, begins previews on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Highland Park Players to Offer TRIPLE THREAT Musical Theatre Workshop This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Highland Park Players' 'Triple Threat' is a four-week comprehensive musical theater workshop program for children, building and coordinating in acting, singing and dance. (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...)

BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Uptown Players
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 29, 2017

When IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU opened on Broadway in April of 2015, it didn't quite get the reception the producers intended, closing just shy of three months later and receiving zero Tony Awards nominations. But, the producers at Uptown Players saw a hidden gem, and took a chance on this sweet, funny wedding-themed musical – and now local audiences have a chance to take part in the nuptial entertainment. (more...)

New Musicals to Tackle Eating Disorders and AIDS at NYTB's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, April 24, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Pretty to the Bone and Ryan White. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has just been extended by one week for a second time and will now run through May 28, 2017 with a Sunday, April 23 opening in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

App Annie Forecasts 33 Percent Growth in Consumer Spend in App Stores in 2017, Surpassing $139B in 2021
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

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Rejjie Snow Shares New Siingle 'Flexin' via NOISEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

After sharing new track 'Crooked Cops' to start the year, Rejjie Snow is back today with 'Flexin' ­ a new single taken from his forthcoming debut album, Dear Annie, due later this year via 300 Entertainment (more...)

THE IMPROV PERCOLATOR Now at The ArtsCenter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Something's brewing…The Improv Percolator is back!  Our showcase for local improv students and teams has a new night and new home. (more...)

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 Coming to Theaters March 2018
by Movies News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Wreck-It Ralph is escaping out of his arcade and into the expansive universe of the internet next year when RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 hits the big screen. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to Feature Broadway and Local Talent in Spring Lineup at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to the historic Catalina Jazz Club with its 14th presentation of original musical theater material in a classic cabaret setting.  Join us as we premiere songs from the far corners of the country and beyond.  Discover your new favorite musical theater songs, before they become the stuff of Broadway legend!   (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Cast Change Ahead of First Anniversary; Matthew Croke to Make West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Matthew Croke will star in the title role of Aladdin as the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film approaches its first birthday in the West End. Jade Ewen will continue in the role of Jasmine and Trevor Dion Nicholas, who made his London stage debut as Genie, remains in the role. (more...)

FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY: A MUSICAL REVIEW (OF SORTS) Continues Its Journey with a Stage Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of "From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Review (of sorts)" with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  This free reading, featuring a cast of seven and directed by Melissa Martin, will be held on Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Stage (off the WALL productions), 25 West Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. (more...)

SELL/BUY/DATE's Sarah Jones to Emcee 8th Annual Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year be hosted by Tony Award-winning playwright, Sarah Jones, with honorees to be announced soon. (more...)

Naked Beneath My Clothes! Funny Lady Rita Rudner Returns To The McCallum
by David Green - Mar 28, 2017

The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Rita Rudner on Friday, April 7, at 8:00pm. Known for her thought provoking one-liners and her observations on everyday life, Rita keeps it real talking about the things that amuse her.  A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rita Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a fourteen year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold one and a half million tickets and become the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Las Vegas's Comedian of the Year nine years in a row and, in 2006, received The Nevada Ballet's Woman of the Year Award. (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...)

Presenting: Summer at Playhouse on Park With Young Actor Musical Theatre Preparatory Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Registration for the Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park is now open! Running from July 10-July 21, this two week full-day intensive musical theatre program introduces and prepares young actors for future training and/or performance in music, dance and theater. We are happy to work with students of all backgrounds and levels of training. All are welcome! (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Features Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

It's Broadway baby! Pacific Symphony Pops brings two award-winning Broadway superstars—Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell—together on one stage to deliver an evening of unforgettable music from the Great White Way. With stunning voices and booming careers on Broadway, television and concert stages, Hilty and Mitchell join the 88-piece orchestra to bring fresh insight to a program of Broadway hits and memorable melodies that have become timeless standards, including music from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hilty dazzles with songs such as Gershwin's “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “They Just Keep Moving the Line” from the NBC-TV series “Smash” and “The Rainbow Connection” from her album “Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” Then, Mitchell takes the stage with masterpieces such as “Stars” from “Les Misérables,” “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of La Mancha,” “It Ain't Necessarily So” from “Porgy and Bess,” and the ultimate lounge tune, “Feeling Good.”  (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 28: Happy Birthday, Reba McEntire!
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2017

Today we celebrate the birthday of country superstar Reba McIntire who made her Broadway debut playing the title role in the smash revival of, 'Annie Get Your Gun!' (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

At an announcement party held today, Artistic Director Ray Jivoff unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2017-18 Season line-up of 'firsts' -- five shows that have never been produced at Skylight.  (more...)

Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended by one week for a second time. (more...)

Liz Lerman Receives 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker Liz Lerman in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field.  Long ago dubbed the “Democrat of Dance” by Alan M. Kriegsman of The Washington Post, Lerman's extraordinary career of the past four decades includes a wide range of groundbreaking work. Established in 2007, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award's previous recipients include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and choreographer, performer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown, among others. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Announces Cast for CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Cabaret, one of the great Broadway musicals of all time, begins previews at Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster on May 4 and opens on May 7 for a run that continues through June 4. (more...)

RAGTIME, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Berkeley Playhouse Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy and Producing Artistic Director Kimberly Dooley announced today that the 10th anniversary season of the award-winning theater company for all ages includes an East Bay premiere, its first staging of an acclaimed American musical, and a return of one of the biggest hits in the company's 10-year history. (more...)

New Musicals COWBOY BOB and GUMBO Get 2017 Summer Labs at Yale Institute for Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre announces the two original book musicals which have been selected for this year's two-week summer lab: COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana. (more...)

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Mar 27, 2017

Excellent cast prevails over 1963 remake of a 1936 show. (more...)

Travis Greene, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, & More Celebrate Stellar Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

RCA Inspiration celebrated top honors this year on what's hailed as one of the biggest nights celebrating Gospel music, with 10 wins on the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. (more...)


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Bisayan Zarzuela SANGANG NANGABALI Previews at CCP This Sunday, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As part of the Performatura Festival 2017 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Cebu-based theater company Little Boy Productions and the Cebu Literary Festival will present songs and selected scenes from the Bisayan zarzuela 'Sangang Nangabali' at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute this Sunday, April 2, at 10:00 a.m. Admission is free. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Broadway Dressers!
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 27, 2017

In this episode: School of Rock's Jay Gill and Wagner Professor Alan Smith share their insights of being on the fronts lines with a Broadway ensemble member. Being a dresser is so much more than the wardrobe. Its about personality navigation, people-skills, knowing that connections go a long way, and that life and ensembles are best when they are a mix of people. Whether dealing with giraffe heads or ball gowns, cowboy boots or spike heels, at the end of the day, a simple thank you can be priceless. (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Comes to Memorial Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Direct from New York, the world's #1 immersive theater experience, TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING, is coming to Cincinnati! The show will be at Memorial Hall for 8 performances, March 23rd-April 2nd. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at MemorialHallOTR.com or by phone at 513-977-8838. Tickets are $65 and include dinner, a champagne toast, & wedding cake. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more at $50 per-person. (more...)

City Lit Theater to Stage World Premiere of FORTY-TWO STORIES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Douglas Post's Forty-Two Stories, a comedy set in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise condominium, will receive its world premiere full production as the third show in City Lit Theatre's 2016-17 season. The press opening will be Sunday, April 23rd at 3 pm following previews from April 14-22nd. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Explores Sex and Gender in Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama will present Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Orlando by Virginia Woolf, directed by School of Drama Professor and CIVIC REP Artistic Director L. Zane Jones. The production runs April 28th - May 7th at the historic Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the University of Washington campus.  (more...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, April 12, 2017! (more...)

James Williamson + Deniz Tek Premiere New 'Acoustic K.O. EP Via Dangerous Minds
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Fans of The Stooges and Radio Birdman are in for a real treat this spring as guitarist James Williamson and singer/guitarist Deniz Tek have teamed up for a new spin on four classic Williamson compositions from the early/mid '70s. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents Regional Premiere BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) closes its 31st season with a trip to Ireland in the regional premiere of Bloomsday by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. Set against the backdrop of James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, an American man searches for the Irish woman who first captured his heart 35 years earlier during a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. This lyrical, intriguing drama transports audiences into a world of history, humor, and heartache to explore a love affair that might have been. Playing April 4-23, 2017. Directed by Michael Evan Haney. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dancing Queens are Out in WBT's MAMMA MIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S." to "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me," Mamma Mia, is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.  Following the production's epic 14-year run on Broadway. Mamma Mia!  is on the WBT stage  March 23 through June 25, 2017.   (more...)

BWW Review: Cole Porter Meets Jimmy Durante as Encores! Reconstructs THE NEW YORKERS
by Michael Dale - Mar 26, 2017

The authors who wrote the books for even the most successful Broadway musical comedies of the 1920s and 30s often get a bum rap for the flimsiness of their plots and the nonsensical nature of their gags. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tillotson, Treadwell, Leverton, & Vath Join Cast Of First Musical For 29th St Playwrights Collective
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents a staged reading of its first musical: Carrie Robbins' bittersweet paean to science and love, THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER, A VAUDEVILLE, Monday, April 3, 7 pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 25, 2017

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)

Big Noise 2017 to Present Romantic Adventure BIG FISH THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces the Spring show of their 2017 season, Big Fish, the Musical. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Tim Burton film, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest, and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him - most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales. Overflowing with humor and heart, Big Fish is an extraordinary recent Broadway musical that's richer, funnier, and BIGGER than life itself! (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...)

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