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302 W. 45th St.

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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.

Leapiní lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the worldís 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 Hanniganís 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.


SOMETHING POSSIBLE EVERYWHERE Opens Tonight at Pier 34 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Something Possible Everywhere opens tonight, September 29 at Pier 34, NYC 1983-84, curated by Jonathan Weinberg and featuring the photographs of Andreas Sterzing. It will be on view through November 20, 2016. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

It's a Hard Knock Life! ANNIE to Play the Orpheum This December; Tickets on Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group has announced that the U.S. National Tour of Annie, now in its third smash year, will play December 13-18 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mother-Daughter Bonding Gone Wrong! Watch the New Trailer for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch a brand-new trailer for the show! (more...)

The World Premiere of Jerry Mayer's HOW TO LOVE A REPUBLICAN - a Political Romantic Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The World Premiere of Jerry Mayer's 'How to Love a Republican' - a Political Romantic Comedy' Opens Saturday, October 1st at Santa Monica Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: Red Branch Sets Special Events, Experiences for EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will continue its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with campy, bloody musical comedy Evil Dead. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the professional theatre in residence, from October 7-29. Special events and experiences to be held in conjunction with the production have just been announced, plus scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WRONG BOX Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Death takes a humorous turn in The Wrong Box, The Musical. A mysterious corpse is knocking about Victorian England, and two unscrupulous cousins are desperately trying to find it, except when they're desperately trying to lose it! It's a winner takes all race for the family inheritance laced with mayhem, deception, and twists along the way. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

Sneak Peek: Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA Returns 11/6
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bravo Media shakes up Sunday nights with a double dose of Atlanta attitude. 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' season nine premieres Sunday, November 6 at 8pm ET/PT with cast members Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams, and Shereè Whitfield returning as a full-time housewife. (more...)

Rita Rudner and Robert Klein to Headline Mayo Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Two comedy legends in one night! Rita Rudner and Robert Klein come to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: SILENT SKY - A Little Slice of Heaven
by Joni Lorraine - Sep 28, 2016

SILENT SKY rises above the rest to create a unique little slice of heaven right here in Austin. (more...)

Soho Rep. to Close Walkerspace After 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Board of Directors and leadership staff have decided that it is no longer in the best interest of the company's artists and audiences to renew their lease, which was set to expire in March 2017, and to close the theater at 46 Walker Street immediately. (more...)

Bernard Purdue and David Haney Tell their JAZZ STORIES, October 8th @ Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Jazz Stories combines the swinging exciting music with legend Bernard Purdie and company plus some great stories retold by David Haney.  Haney talked to each of these artists and had them to recount the following stories for Cadence Magazine: Sonny Rollins, The Bridge Story; John McLaughlin's story about recording with Miles Davis; Annie Ross Meets Sarah Vaughan, Gunter Hampel remembers Thelonious Monk; Steve Swallow recalls his trip to Jamaica with Herbie Nichols; Dominic Duval on Charles Mingus; and of course Bernard Purdie breaks down the Purdie Shuffle. (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - Hit Musical Makes its South Africa Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

???????Get ready for the musical journey of your life!  The critically-acclaimed hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert based on the Oscar-winning hit film makes its South African premiere at Artscape, Cape Town on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.  Presented by Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, and featuring an all South African cast, Priscilla will be on stage at Artscape until Sunday, 23 April, thereafter moving to Montecasino's Teatro from Friday, 28 April to 18 June 2017. Tickets are now on sale at Computicket. Hashtag: #PriscillaSA. Brought to South Africa in association with BBC First. (more...)

French Institute Alliance Française and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Present Artists Talk BRIDGING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

As part of the tenth edition of its celebrated contemporary arts festival Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are thrilled to launch BRIDGING: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts, a new initiative exploring issues of cultural equity in the US and France. (more...)

CAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A friendly reminder! Cagney, the Original New York Cast Recording, will be released this week on the Broadway Records label. (more...)

Suzi Quatro Leather Forever Encore Tour to Launch February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it's "one more time for Suzi" as she returns in February 2017 for a national tour starting on the Gold Coast on February 3 and finishing in Darwin on March 4. Tickets go on sale early October. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Stephen Colbert Star in Modernized CATS on Broadway!
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Sutton Foster, who has a long and distinguished Broadway resumé, offered a sneak peek at her role in a big musical revival - a modernized version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS! (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed byChristopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first glimpse at the artwork for the show below! (more...)

MITF: Raising the Curtain on a Brighter Future for the Arts in New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Starting with our Autumn Arts, MITF will also serve as a place for artists emerging from colleges and special programs to enter into the professional world with abundant support from an experienced artistic and academic advisory. Now, established professionals and the next generation can join in. (more...)

Broadway's Keven Quillon to Hold Atlanta Masterclass
by Gracie McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Sandy Spring's Orbit Arts Academy is excited to announce that Broadway Performer, Keven Quillon will be in town for a masterclass on October 2nd. (more...)

Johnny Gallagher, Amber Tamblyn, Joey Arias and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 28 - October 9, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

BWW Review: All's Well With THE BARDY BUNCH
by Misha Davenport - Sep 27, 2016

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Hottest Articles on BWW 9/20/2016 - 9/27/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/20/2016 - 9/27/2016. (more...)

EVIL DEAD to Take Over Cecil College's Milburn Stone Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College presents Evil Dead the Musical on October 7th, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 28th. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BARDY BUNCH Celebrates Opening Night at Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, runs in a limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 20, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker Reveals SEX AND THE CITY Sequel Definitely 'A Possibility'
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Speaking with the Associated Press this week, Sarah Jessica Parker once again stirred up rumors that a third SEX AND THE CITY film may be in the future. (more...)

A Night Of Song And Story! SEE JANE SING At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Sep 27, 2016

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to the McCallum Theatre on Saturday, October 29, at 8:00pm for her Palm Desert solo concert debut in "See Jane Sing." Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on "Glee" and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie, Jane will bring her comic skills and musical prowess to the theatre stage. Audiences should prepare for a side-splitting evening of musical comedy, with more than a dash of wit as Jane explores her love of the beauty and absurdity of the American standard and show tune. (more...)

The Four Phantoms to Perform at HOLIDAY MOVIE SKATING SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Internationally renowned musical phenomenon, The Four Phantoms, join the cast of theHoliday Movie Skating Spectacular: Where Did They Film That? The Holiday Music Journey performing at Stockton Arena onWednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.  The Four Phantoms features artists from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical The Phantom of the Opera who performed globally in London, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Germany and Las Vegas.  The Four Phantoms are comprised of an extraordinary quartet of performers including Brent Barrett, Franc D'Ambrosio, Marcus Lovett and Ciaran Sheehan who will perform holiday numbers with the 'Queen of Popera,' Romina Arena, who is the show's starring guest artist.  (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Before Off-Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced a two-week extension for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows).  Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Josh Grisetti, the SOMETHING ROTTEN Star Encounters the Deity
by Joseph F. Panarello - Sep 27, 2016

The SOMETHING ROTTEN star discusses his show as well as his visit with the Supreme Being (more...)

Reston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

It's known as one of the most classic American musicals of all time. Broadway productions have starred legends ranging from Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, and Patti LuPone. While, the motion picture versions were led by Merman and Bette Midler. Now, Gypsy takes the stage at Reston Community Players October 21-November 12 in an exciting opening to the company's 50th season. Loosely based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy focuses on the story of her mother, Rose, called "the ultimate stage mother." (more...)

Danny Gardner, Mary Michael Patterson and More to Star in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, previewing October 26 through December 31, with a press opening November 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring a glorious score by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is the light-hearted spoof of frantic Hollywood as the advent of sound revolutionizes the movie industry. Joined by four-time Jeff Award winning Choreographer Tammy Mader (42nd Street and My One and Only at The Marriott Theatre) and Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson, Director William Brown cannot wait to bring the iconic musical's high power, toe-tapping energy to life on stage in this splashy adaptation of the beloved Oscar-winning MGM film. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Introducing George and Martha from WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Conleth Hill and Imelda Staunton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill will star in a new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by James Macdonald. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks New Season of YOUNGER; Joining GILMORE GIRLS & SWEET CHARITY Revival
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the third season of her hit series YOUNGER, premiering Wednesday night on TV Land, as well as her appearance in Netflix's upcoming GILMORE GIRLS revival. (more...)

New Theatre Company Announces Daring Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

BetweenTheLines Theatre, the newest theatre company to hit Missoula, MT, is honored to present award-winning, critically lauded contemporary scripts in its inaugural 2016-2017 season. BetweenTheLines will be housed at The Roxy Theatre, engrained in the heart of the Missoula arts community. (more...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Living Legend Chita Rivera
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 26, 2016

The Legendary Chita Rivera got her musical theatre start at the age of 17 on the 1st national tour of 'Call Me Madam' and every step since then has paved the way to making her Carnegie Hall debut on Monday Nov. 7th 2016 at 8:00 in Chita: Nowadays. Chita refers to herself as an eternal gypsy, talks about how dancing is acting without words, and that listening is the best way to learn the craft. With ten Tony nominations and two wins, and with consummate wisdom and skill, Chita shares that many of the disciplines that made her a star, she learned from dancing in the chorus. When the universe opens a door, Chita Rivera always peeks in.  (more...)

Comedy-Drama THE INTERVENTION to Debut on DVD 11/29
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Called a 'sharp-tongued and smart observational comedy' (Russ Fischer, The Playlist) and 'a modern twist on The Big Chill' (Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound) the exceptionally entertaining comedy-drama THE INTERVENTION, makes its DVD debut on November 29, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

CBEEBIES' Stars Abe Jarmand and Jane Deane Join Cast of ALADDIN - Croydon's Official Panto 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

CBeebies' stars ABE JARMAN (presenter of The Let's Go Club), and JANE DEANE, (Dee Livery in Justin's House), will lead a superb cast in the most magical pantomime of all - ALADDIN.  Croydon is the place to be this Christmas, when this festive treat takes to the stage at Waddon Leisure Centre from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 31 December.  This year's Christmas cracker is one that all the family will long remember. (more...)

BWW Preview: Territory Folks Welcome Audiences to Limelight's 25th Season
by Michael Lipp - Sep 26, 2016

Audiences at Limelight's 25th season opener will be treated to a cozier, more down-home OKLAHOMA! on their intimate mainstage, but that's by design. Executive Director, Beth Lambert, who also directs this production of the landmark Pulitzer Prize-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, didn't want this to be the 'show that you do to pay for the other shows in your season.' It's a show that she has always wanted to do since performing with her mother in a summer stock production when Lambert was in fifth grade. However, Lambert thought it was too large of a production for the Limelight space. (more...)

TV: Watch The Opening Number of Broadway Bound COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld is pleased to present the opening number from the Broadway bound musical Come From Away. The performance was recorded today in Toronto at the annual Mirvish season launch event, and features the entire Washington  cast! Check out the video below! (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, '2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed.  We're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages.  Goodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out.  Our audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

FXX to Presents 27-Season Marathon of THE SIMPSONS Beginning 11/24
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

America's holiday season kicks off on Thanksgiving Day with the longest marathon in television history: FXX's 600 episodes, 300 hour, 13-day run of every episode of TV's longest running hit series, THE SIMPSONS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with the Band for the Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Click below to go behind the scenes with the band at Ford's Theatre! (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill to star in Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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