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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: First Look at Anthony Warlow, Jemma Rix, and Lucy Durack Together in OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining the cast of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, to play Glinda the Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of the West respectively, alongside Anthony Warlow who will be playing The Wizard and Professor Marvel. (more...)

ANNIE Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 22, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a classic musical and acclaimed Shakespeare to buzzy history plays, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Zack Zadek of DEATHLESS at The Terris Theatre with Jennifer Damiano, Jessica Phillips, and More!
by Joseph Harrison - May 22, 2017

Who hasn't thought about what it would be like to live forever? Not having to worry about getting sick, losing loved ones, or the ailments that come with old age would be great, but what if that choice came with the realization that those who you've already lost will be lost to you, forever. Would you still choose to do it? Those are the questions that one family is faced during a fateful road trip in the new musical DEATHLESS which opens at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester on June 2. I had the chance to sit down with the writer, lyricist, and composer of DEATHLESS, Zack Zadek and talk about his inspiration for the show, the process of bringing a new musical to life, and the emotional themes on display in this new production. (more...)

Acclaimed One Woman Show BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES Opens at the Athenaum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Jessica Sherr is proud to announce the limited Chicago engagement of her smash hit one-woman show Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies, June 15 - July 2, at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Created and performed by Sherr, the 5-star reviewed show has performed in Edinburgh, Scotland, had a run at The St. James London, a sold-out off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters and toured performing arts centers throughout the United States. Opening night is Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 - $34 and available at AthenaeumTheatre.org. For more information on the production go to BetteDavisAintForSissies.com. (more...)

League of American Orchestras Announces 72nd National Conference in Detroit, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The League of American Orchestras' 2017 National Conference in Detroit, June 6-8, will focus on the ways forward for orchestras in an uncertain public policy landscape. Using the story of Detroit's revitalization and resurgent creative community as a backdrop, the Conference will include a diverse array of civic, business, and cultural voices, including many from the Motor City. (more...)

KING O' THE MOON Comes to Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over the Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

Peter Scolari Joins Muny's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that Peter Scolari will join The Muny's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Pseudolus. Forum is the the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. (more...)

Jennifer Cody to Star in NOISES OFF at CT Rep This June; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their second Summer Nutmeg Series production Noises Off by Michael Frayn onstage June 15-25, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New Netflix Series FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE, Premiering 7/14
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Start your Memorial Day week right with a little adulthood regression. FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE will debut globally on Netflix on Friday, July 14th. Find the official date announcement below. (more...)

Sløtface Cleverly Challenge Cultural Beauty Expectations In New Video
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Norway's Sløtface have a live-wire energy and introspection beyond their years. Led by vocalist Haley Shea with guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad, bassist Lasse Lokøy and Halvard Skeie Wiencke on drums (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to my iPhone today is Monday, 22 May 2017 - the weekend, busy as it was, is over and we're left hankering for a few days off in order to relax and rejuvenateÂ…which makes us ponder this musical question: What are your plans for next weekend? In our mind, of course, our mama is warning us that such queries are symptomatic of us 'wishing [our] life away,' as she would always admonish us to live in the now instead of trying to leap-frog over the next five days. So sayeth my beloved mama: 'Live life dramatically.' Therefore, a nap might have to sufficeÂ… (more...)

NYC Mayor Declares May 23rd 'NEWSical The Musical Day' in Honor of Milestone
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On May 23rd, 2017 NEWSical The Musical, the 14th longest running Off-Broadway show and 4th longest running musical revue in history, will be celebrating its 2500th performance at Theatre Row. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2017
by - May 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: SPT's Thoughtful GRAND CONCOURSE Crackles with Stunning Performances
by Jay Irwin - May 21, 2017

It's always the quiet ones you have to look out for. That sentiment works well for people but in this case also for a certain theater, Seattle Public Theater. They don't put on the biggest, most well-known shows and they're not always in the foreground of people's thoughts for "must go" theater but maybe they should be. They've been fairly consistent this season in putting on edgy shows with which you may not be instantly familiar but once immersed in them what you get are some stunning performances, starting the season with their killer "On Clover Road" and leading up to their current offering "Grand Concourse". I'll admit to an unfamiliarity with the piece before going but now that I have I can do nothing but recommend catching it especially in order to catch four incredibly thoughtful and engaging performances. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 20, 2017
by - May 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, and Japhy Weideman, who acted as scenic and lighting designers for Broadway's emotional triumph, Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

3rd Annual Queerly Festival Announces Lineup at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the third annual Queerly, a festival seen through lavender-colored glasses, June 23-July 1 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Broadway & TV Veterans Star in New Web Series THE BUNNY HOLE
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE BUNNY HOLE, a new web series in the style of Reno 911 and featuring a cast of Broadway & TV veterans, is now available for streaming. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

Christina Bianco, Ravi Coltrane and More Coming Up This Spring at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 29-June 4, featuring Ravi Coltrane, Veronica Swift, Christina Bianco, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Laurence Fox To Star In Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston are delighted to announce Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing will embark on a limited UK Tour from September, starring Laurence Fox and directed byStephen Unwin. The production will open on Wednesday 6 September in Cambridge before touring to Bath and Kingston, with national press night on Wednesday 27 September at Theatre Royal Bath. Further tour dates to be announced. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)

Scottish stars line up for the 30th Anniversary Tour of Tony Roper's THE STEAMIE
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Opening in Kirkcaldy on Wednesday 6th September, 2017, the show will celebrate 30 years entertaining audience across Scotland with a tour which takes in His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, Dundee Rep, Ayr Gaiety, Eden Court Inverness, the Macrobert Arts Centre Stirling, Kings Theatre Glasgow and the Kings Theatre Edinburgh. (more...)

Annie Russell Theatre Announces 85th Season - Join the Movement!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Annie Russell Theatre, the longest running theatre in Central Florida, announces their 85th season! Running September 2017 through April 2018, the season is inspired by acts of revolution and resistance, big and small. (more...)

The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winnerChristopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lend His Voice to DUCKTALES Reboot at Disney XD
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony Award winner and HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will lend his voice to the recently announced DUCKTALES reboot heading to Disney XD. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/19 - MAMMA MIA at the Bowl and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/19 - MAMMA MIA at the Bowl and More! (more...)

Donna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony Award winner, Donna McKechnie's new show, Same Place: Another Time, is a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. The journey she takes puts a personal spin on the "ingenue" coming to New York, finding love and success, losing her innocence along the way, perhaps, but never her spirit. It is beautifully illuminated by the music of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Jim Croce and Leroy Anderson. (more...)

Review Roundup - Did Critics Have 'Time Of Their Life' Watching ABC's DIRTY DANCING Reboot?
by Caryn Robbins - May 18, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING, premiering WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 (more...)

BWW Review: KILLER JOE at TheatreWorks
by Austin McLellan - May 18, 2017

KILLER JOE opened this past weekend at TheatreWorks, under the direction of James Kevin Cochran. Written by Tracy Letts in 1993, this production from New Moon Theatre is raucous fun, and expertly presented. If you're looking for an evening of raw yet captivating entertainment, go check out Killer Joe before it closes on May 28. (more...)

THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Klaus Kinski is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshiped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance. THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI written & performed by Andrew Perez opens at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 3, 2017 -ASYLUM @ Underground Annex, 1308 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (more...)

Seattle Center Festál: PAGDIRIWANG PHILIPPINE FESTIVAL Offers Fun, Food and Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Seattle Center Festal: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, in Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre, celebrates Filipino Independence. The festival theme this year, Philippines: Land of Food and Festivals, is expressed extensively throughout the two days of the celebration through arts, artifacts, photography and film as well as traditional foods for purchase. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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Off-Broadway's BAGHDADDY to Launch Talk-Back Series Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The well reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo, the musical Baghdaddy began performances on  April 6 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). This Monday, May 22 they will launch a talk-back series, following the show, with more to be announced. (more...)

PAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Audiences now have eight more chances to see stage and screen star Stacy Keach in his tour-de-force performance as Chicagoland native son, Ernest Hemingway. Goodman Theatre announces that playwright Jim McGrath's newest work - Pamplona, which begins preview performances tomorrow - has been extended for one week, now closing on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

InProximity Theatre Company's Project W Theatre Festival to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

InProximity Theatre Company, a New York City-based theater production company, is proud to present the first edition of Project W Theatre Festival, a multi-day play reading event featuring new plays written and directed by women. Taking place over five days (June 6 - 10, 2017), the Festival will include a distinctive group of plays, all written and directed by women. Cherry Lane Theatre, located at 38 Commerce Street, will serve as the exclusive venue for all readings. (more...)

El musical ANNIE JR regresa al Teatro Reina Victoria
by Felipe Velasco - May 17, 2017

Tras el exito cosechado en las funciones de Semana Santa, el musical Annie Jr regresa al Teatro Reina Victoria (Carrera de San Jeronimo, 22) donde se podra ver por temporada limitada todos los sabados de junio a las 12.30 horas. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir to Perform Tunes from NEWSIES, A BRONX TALE and More in Morristown
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

ThePaper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir brings their fully-staged concert show "Paper Mill Sings" to the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre on Sunday, May 21, at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

Thomas Dennis, Bob Fox, and More Announced for UK Tour of WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The National Theatre's today (17 May 2017 ) announced the 34 strong cast for its acclaimed production of War Horse which begins a major tour of the UK on 15 September 2017. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: From HAMILTON to HANSEN, Music Man Alex Lacamoire Is Back for More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

On the heels of his work on the Tonys juggernaut of 2016, Alec Lacamoire has shifted gears from Hamilton to Hansen, earning a Tony nomination for Best Orchestrations. Below, watch as he reveals why he believes in the importance of this story, and how he keeps cool during awards season.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 17th, 2017 - ROTTERDAM, ARRABAL and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: ROTTERDAM makes its U.S. debut this evening as part of 'Brits Off Broadway'! (more...)

James A. Rocco to Depart the Ordway at the End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that James A. Rocco has decided to step down from his role as Vice President of Programming and Producing Artistic Director to pursue his freelance career. After more than a decade of remarkable service to the Ordway, Mr. Rocco's departure date is planned for December 22, 2017. (more...)

Philip Pelkington's Manhattan Showcase Project Series Expands to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Vocal coach for some of the most talented youth today appearing on the Broadway stage and international screen, Philip Pelkington, expands his New York-based Manhattan Showcase Project to the west coast with the announcement of the Hollywood Showcase Project. (more...)

SUMMERWORKS 2017, FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL and More Coming Up This Summer at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

the wild project has announced its current and upcoming shows for this spring and summer. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Bourne Talks West End ANNIE
by Marianka Swain - May 16, 2017

Actor Alex Bourne's past musical work ranges from Kiss Me, Kate to Chicago and We Will Rock You. After playing Daddy Warbucks on tour, he's now back in the role for the West End run of Annie, which begins previews at the Piccadilly Theatre on May 23. (more...)

The Sun Comes Out at WBT with ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Inspired by Little Orphan Annie, the 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie is a heart-warming story, filled with adventure and laughs, that defines what family truly means. One of the longest running shows in Broadway history and the winner of seven Tony Awards, Annie, returns to the WBT stage from June 29 to September 10, 2017! (more...)

Tom Wopat and Kyle Dean Massey Join BROADWAY IN THE 'BURG
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Broadway favorites Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Annie Get Your Gun) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked) will perform in Hattiesburg, Miss. during Festival South, an annual creative arts festival, June 1-17. The Hub City Players will stage Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, whose memorable tunes by Tony nominees, Benj Pasik and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land) were recorded in 2015. (more...)

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