Annie on Tour


Full 2018 Mirvish Season Announced: COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

After a sold-out, standing-room-only Toronto engagement from November 2016, through January 2017, COME FROM AWAY will return to Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre in a new Canadian production beginning performances Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, THE TREASURER and More Announced for Playwrights Horizons' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the six productions of its 2017/2018 Season.  The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 28th, 2017 - LINDA, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 28, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS opens Off-Broadway, and the American debut of LINDA, starring Janie Dee, bows tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club! (more...)

Photo Flash: National Theatre Presents the European Premiere of UGLY LIES THE BONE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

A new play which examines the use of virtual reality in treating soldiers experiencing PTSD, Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino makes its European premiere in the Lyttelton Theatre this week. (more...)

Such Fun! Book Now To See Miranda Hart In ANNIE
by Marianka Swain - Feb 28, 2017

Multi-award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart will make her West End Theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie opening in the West End in May 2017. Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 23 May 2017 with opening night on 5 June 2017. The production, directed by Nikolai Foster, will be produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian. Further casting will be announced shortly. Book tickets now from £26 (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Comedy Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 27, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong starts subtly with a member of the audience brought up on stage to lend a hand to two hopeless stage technicians, Trevor and Annie. They are setting the stage for a performance of Murder at Haversham Manor by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. With fireplace mantles falling down and doors that won't close (and then won't open), we are introduced to the slapstick nature of the show. (more...)

Rescue Canine Star in ANNIE Inspires Pet Adoption Event at Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The four-legged star of one of the most beloved family musicals of all time is the inspiration behind an upcoming pet adoption at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The Tony Award winning production of Annie takes the Kravis Center stage Thursday, March 2 at 8 pm. Prior to the one-night-only performance, Palm Beach County Animal Care Control, Big and Little Dog Ranch Rescue and Amber's Animal Outreach will have their own furry "orphans" available for adoption and looking for a better "Tomorrow." (more...)

Photo Flash: The Plane Has Landed! First Look at Jenn Colella and More in COME FROM AWAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The new Broadway musical Come From Away is currently in previews at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and officially opens Sunday, March 12, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

GYPSY, ONCE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for the Engeman's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport has announced its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution Acquires Rob Meyer's LITTLE BOXES
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution announced today that the company has acquired Rob Meyer's LITTLE BOXES, with a theatrical release set for April 14th. (more...)

Workfit Secures $5.5 Million Seed Funding Round to Add Artificial Intelligence to Meetings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

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THE HONEYMOONERS, THE STING, HALF TIME Premieres Headline Paper Mill's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced the lineup for its 2017-2018 season with four premieres including one play and four musicals. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE CRUCIBLE at Oakland's Hot Couture 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

For Hot Couture 2017, The Crucible Founder Michael Sturtz's designed a directed a nine-minute theatrical vignette with hand balancers and contortionists acting out the story of 'The Origin of Love' from 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' which involves beings with four legs and four arms, attached back to back-to-back, roaming the Earth. (more...)

KC Lights - 'Sundown' (Nothing Else Matters) Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Talented young producer, DJ and trained jazz musician KC Lights is back with his newest release, 'Sundown'. Out now, it's the latest single to be released on BBC Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard's label 'Nothing Else Matters'. (more...)

Photo Flash: How'd You Do? Paper Mill's 2017-18 Season Guessing Game Explained
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Each year, Paper Mill Playhouse releases five images that tease the titles of productions for the upcoming season. The New Jersey theater just unveiled the answers for their 2017-18 season (read more about the full lineup here), and you can check out the explanations below! (more...)

BWW Review: Southwestern's IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Creates Quite A Buzz
by Joni Lorraine - Feb 24, 2017

It's a bold and courageous and even an educational thing to produce IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY. Southwestern has nothing to be ashamed of with this production. (more...)

Billie Eilish Releases New Single 'Bellyache' Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Pop-phenom Billie Eilish has released her highly anticipated new single ¬ďBellyache¬Ē today. Available on all digital platforms worldwide, this stellar new single is the third official release to come from the 15-year-old American artist since entering the musical arena with her debut ¬ďOcean Eyes.¬Ē (more...)

(mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge in March with A Truly Killer Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

???????Following their success of January's songsforaHAPPYnewyear, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge for CRIME SCENE - the 22nd entry in their series of themed cabarets - on Monday, March 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 24th, 2017 - John Leguizamo Off-Broadway, 'IGUANA' at A.R.T., CONCERT FOR AMERICA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS begins tonight, THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, starring James Earl Jones, opens this evening at A.R.T., and the next CONCERT FOR AMERICA is set for Saturday! (more...)

Ringwald Cancels Production of THE FLICK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Due to an unprecedented drop in box office revenue, The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale has announced plans to cancel its next scheduled production, The Flick by Annie Baker. (more...)

Photo Flash: ANNIE Comes to Arsht Center Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce that the national tour of Annie, now in its third smash year, will return to Miami for a limited run this March 3 - 5, 2017 inside the Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House. (more...)

Nav Named To Entrepreneur Magazine's 2017 Top Company Cultures List
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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VIDEO: 19 ANNIES Reunite In Honor of Musical's 40th Anniversary; Perform 'Tomorrow'
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The beloved musical Annie has been delighting audiences on stage and screen for forty years and now for the first time, Inside Edition gathered together four generations of actresses who have played the iconic character (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, and Broadway in Detroit are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will return to Detroit's Fisher Theatre, April 18-30.  (more...)

Diversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This May Diversionary asks audiences this question with the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Showtime to Bring the World of TWIN PEAKS to SXSW
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

SHOWTIME will bring the world of TWIN PEAKS to the South by Southwest¬ģ (SXSW) Conference And Festivals on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17 with an immersive experience (more...)

MAMMA MIA!, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Set for Arkansas Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, has announced its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Season 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert have announced the 10 productions that will comprise Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF's upcoming 2017-2018 Season. Featuring a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, two Shakespearean epics, a madcap riff on a literary classic, critically acclaimed new works, an adaptation of a cinematic treasure, and stories ripped from the pages of today's most popular children's books, the nationally renowned Theater's 29th Season offers something for every audience in Central Florida and beyond. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Friends of Celts To Present The First Annual Arizona International Celtic Music and Microbrew Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Party like an Irishman by jigging on down to the 1st Annual Arizona International Celtic Music & Microbrew Festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, 2017 in The Backyard at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 West McDowell Road and 17th Avenue (please enter the Fairgrounds at West Monte Vista Road and 19th Avenue), Phoenix, AZ  85007 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily.  (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively to Lead Reading of New Musical CONRACK at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Quill Entertainment Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical Conrack, based on the novel The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy, with music by Lee Pockriss, book by Granville Wyche Burgess, lyrics by Anne Croswell, additional music by Doug Katsaros, and additional lyrics by Granville Wyche Burgess. (more...)

Scoop: THE FOSTERS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
by - Feb 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FOSTERS, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, March 14, 2017! (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Offers Discounted College Student Rush Tickets for ANNIE at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will offer a special $25 Student Rush Ticket price for the Atlanta engagement of Annie, playing at the Fox Theatre March 17 - 19 as a special to the 2016/2017 season.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE GIRLS, Phoenix Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 22, 2017

Tim Firth can't keep away from the Calendar Girls. Following the 2003 film and 2008 play, he's back again adapting the real-life story of Yorkshire WI heroines stripping off for a charity calendar after one of their number loses her husband to cancer - this time in a musical adaptation with Gary Barlow. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play byTim Firth, Calendar Girls, opened last night, Tuesday 21 February, at thePhoenix Theatre in London's West End, where it had previewed from 28 January 2017. (more...)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Extends Booking Period to July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????From Monday 27 February, the booking period for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's award-winning new British musical, THE GIRLS, will extend to 15 July 2017.  A Tuesday matinee will be introduced from 25 April. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

Review Roundup: Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix Theatre
by Review Roundups - Feb 22, 2017

THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, opened last night, Tuesday 21 February, at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End, where it had previewed from 28 January 2017. (more...)

BAGHDADDY to Return Off-Broadway This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The well-reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo will return to NYC beginning April 6, opening on Monday, May 1, 2017 and have an initial run through June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). (more...)

LHK Productions Seeking Stars for ANNIE This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Calling all Merseyside youngsters! It doesn't have to be 'The Hard Knock Life' because if you love to perform and were born for the stage, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - An Interview with the Cast of A PIECE OF MY HEART at Rollins College
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Feb 22, 2017

This week, I had the chance to talk with Fiona Campbell, Nick D'Alessandro, and Anneliese Moon from the cast of A PIECE OF MY HEART at Rollins College. (more...)

Nine Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 12th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 12th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.  (more...)

Jersey City Theater Center and Goode Productions presents GREENCARD WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Goode Productions is proud to present Greencard Wedding, a new indie rock musical with interactive film, as part of Borderless, a festival that examines the role technology and communication play in the public and personal consequences of global nationalism. (more...)

DVR Alert: Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle Join ANNIE Gathering for Inside Edition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

They've tied a knot they never can sever. Dozens of former Annies, including original star Andrea McArdle and one of her successors, Sarah Jessica Parker, will unite for a 40th Anniversary celebration of the musical for Inside Edition. (more...)

THE OUTER SPACE, Mary McBride and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, February 22 - March 5, 2017. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Michelle Wolf Comes to Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Michelle Wolf is a New York based writer, actor and stand-up comedian, as well as one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city.  She currently works as an on-air performer and writer for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.  Previously, Michelle was a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she appeared regularly in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created "Grown-Up Annie."  She has also made a number of appearances on Comedy Central's hit late night game show @Midnight and appeared on Louis CK's Horace and Pete.  (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN, RAGTIME, CHOICES and More Set for DM Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has the most rootin-tootin', fan-crazed, dreamy, jazzy, gut-wrenching season ever. The theatre's 99th season includes four musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. (more...)

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