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On Avenue Q, puppets and people intermingle in this show about the trials and tribulations of life as a grown-up: love, sex, money, race, and how to tell your roommate heís gay.


Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

It's the Turn of the Girls to Star in POSH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Kit Harington and James Norton starred in the world premiere of "Posh" at The Royal Court. Now it's the turn of the girls.... (more...)

Roe Hartrampf Steps in for Matt Saldivar in EATING RAOUL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Feinstein's/54Below, Broadway's supper club, has announced that Roe Hartrampf (Nobody Loves You, Unnatural Acts) will replace Matt Saldivar as the titular character in their January 5th, 2017 concert of Eating Raoul. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards Update - Jimmy Johansmeyer, Mary Mannix Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Santa Flies Into London's West End This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Santa's New Sleigh was written for the Curve theatre Leicester in December 2012 and was picked up by producer Sam Bradshaw for the Lichfield Garrick last year. After selling out in Lichfield, the show opened last week in Peterborough and is now flying into London's West End until 10th December. (more...)

Raymond J. Lee Completes Cast of Star-Studded EATING RAOUL Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54Below, Broadway's supper club, is pleased to announce that Raymond J. Lee (Honeymoon in Vegas, Anything Goes) has joined the all-star cast of Eating Raoul: In Concert. Based on the cult classic film, the musical featured a book by its original creator, Paul Bartel, lyrics by Boyd Graham and music by Jed Feuer.  (more...)

Further Cast Confirmed for THE WEDDING SINGER 2017 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer, the hilarious musical based on the hit film, will tour the UK in 2017 opening on Friday 10 February at Leicester Curve. (more...)

BC/EFA's CHRISTMAS EVE'S HOLIDAY HUNKFEST Announces Star-Studded Cast of Broadway Beaus
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Thirteen of the most strapping men on Broadway will come together to add a little more sexiness and silliness to the holiday season at Ann Harada's festive cabaret, Christmas Eve's Holiday Hunkfest (#hunkfest), on Monday, December 12, 2016. (more...)

Combined Artform presents The 15th year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  The very talented Zac Schuman (Avenue Q) and A.J. Roy are back again sharing the iconic role over the course of this limited run. So come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

O'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that Paulette Haupt, founding Artistic Director of its National Music Theater Conference, will step down following the 2017 season, after 40 years leading the program. The program began in 1978 after George C. White, founder of the O'Neill, invited Ms. Haupt to launch a new development program for music theater, in a similar mold to the O'Neill's groundbreaking National Playwrights Conference, launched in 1964. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Central NY Regional Awards Update - Nathaniel Ramos, Alexandra Vittorini Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Central New York Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards Update - Robert Kowalewski, Marlene Karpinski in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Full Dates Announced for MOTOWN Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder, Berry Gordy today announced the full route for the upcoming leg of the touring production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The tour will open at the Smith Center in Las Vegas following a tech/preview period in Utica, NY. The full schedule can be found below.  (more...)

Review Roundup: COME FROM AWAY Opens in Toronto
by Review Roundups - Nov 24, 2016

Come From Away, a new musical about what happened when 38 planes landed in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, following the September 11 attacks, is set to begin a Broadway run this coming spring following a run in Toronto, which began last night.  (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tickets on Sale Dec. 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Victoria Theatre Association are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at 10 a.m.  Tickets will be available in person at Ticket Center Stage located in the Wintergarden of The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, by phone at 937-228-3630, toll-free at 888-228-3630 or online   at ticketcenterstage.com. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Schuster Center April 11 -16, 2017.  Group orders 10 or more may be placed by calling 937-228-3630, ext. 3074.     (more...)

FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL to Open at the King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

One of the 80s' favourite musicals is returning to the stage. (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Sale Next Week at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Playhouse Square has announced Cleveland engagements of Rodgers + Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Summer 2017. (more...)

Selladoor Productions and Runaway Entertainment Present the Return of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK for the first time since 2011, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 31 July 2017 to start a UK tour, finishing in Milton Keynes on 21 July 2018. (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL to Hit Edinburgh Playhouse Next January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK for the first time since 2011, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 4 August 2017 to start a UK tour, visiting Edinburgh Playhouse on 15 January 2018 finishing in Milton Keynes on 21 July 2018. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy at Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins on Tuesday, November 22 at Hershey Theatre and plays a limited one week engagement through Sunday, November 27. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/18; SPAMALOT in Raleigh, Darren Criss in Costa Mesa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 18, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Raleigh, Costa Mesa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include an interview with Chita Rivera, SPAMALOT in North Carolina, and Darren Criss in Costa Mesa, just to name a few. (more...)

TV: Jenn Colella, Kendra Kassebaum, and Joel Hatch Tell Us About COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Nov 17, 2016

This morning BroadwayWorld was on location in Toronto at the newly restored Royal Alexandra Theatre talking with the cast of Come From Away! Check out the video below! (more...)

Rob McClure, Adam Pascal and Josh Grisetti Will Tour the Country with SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Producer Kevin McCollum  just announced casting for the National Tour of Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony-Award nominated smash hit musical comedy. Three of the current Broadway principals will be reprising their roles on tour: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom. (more...)

A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES Opens Tonight at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with The Irish Repertory Theatre of New York's adaptation Dylan Thomas' iconic, A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES. Directed by Aaron Cromie, the production began with previews on November 15th, opens tonight, November 17th, and continues through December 23rd. (more...)

She's Got the Beat: Gwyneth Paltrow Sets Her Sights on Broadway with Go Go's Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Michael Riedel of The New York Post has reported that Gwyneth Paltrow, media entrepreneur and Oscar-winner for Shakespeare in Love, has set her sights on Broadway and is aiming to bring a musical inspired by the songs of the 80's rock group. The Go Go's to New York in the summer of 2017. (more...)

Off Broadway Theaters Band Together for 2016 Toy Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Off Broadway League is recognizing the needs of the less fortunate this holiday season - particularly imperiled children - by launching an OFF BROADWAY TOY DRIVE, Monday, November 28th - Wednesday, December 21st benefiting Safe Horizon, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States, touching the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. (more...)

BCT Reimagines its Most Popular Show Ever, A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE, An Adventure for Everyone!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Boise Contemporary Theater today announced  the full cast and crew for the second show of its 21st Season, A Nighttime Survival Guide-written and directed by BCT Founding Artistic Director, Matthew Cameron Clark, and Associate Artist, Dwayne Blackaller. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents George Bernard Shaw's Classic Comedy PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre continues Season 20 with George Bernard Shaw's masterpiece Pygmalion, opening Nov. 18, 2016 in the Harriett Theatre. (more...)

Cher Musical Coming to Broadway? Reading Set for Early 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Cher's much-hyped biomusical could soon light up Broadway. According to an Equity casting notice, Jason Moore (Avenue Q) will direct a reading this January, produced by Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton) and Flody Suarez. The project features a book by Tony winner Rick Elice.  (more...)

28th Annual Gypsy of the Year Raises $4.4M for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

After six dedicated weeks of fundraising, the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits shared one-of-a-kind performances at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year and the grand total is in! (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins cast of new rock musical Lizzie. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Offer Ticket Lottery in Dallas This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played sold-out and record-breaking engagements in 2014 and 2015 and won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour. The lottery begins Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District and plays a limited two-week engagement through Sunday, December 31, 2016.  (more...)


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Steven Barkhimer and Paula Plum to Star in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast & creative team for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by Scott Edmiston, running January 13 - February 12, 2016. (more...)

Karen Ziemba and More Tapped for KID VICTORY at Vineyard Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Further Casting Confirmed for THE WEDDING SINGER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Further casting has been confirmed for the sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer, the hilarious musical based on the hit film, ahead of its arrival at the King's Theatre in Glasgow on April 18 for five nights. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour - A Need To Find A Meaning
by Keith Waits - Dec 5, 2016

A Need To Find A Meaning (more...)

Donate to This Year's Off-Broadway Alliance Toy Drive and See a Show Free!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Off-Broadway League is recognizing the needs of the less fortunate this holiday season - particularly under privileged children - by launching the annual OFF-BROADWAY TOY DRIVE taking place now through Wednesday, December 21st benefiting Safe Horizon, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States, touching the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. (more...)

FROZEN Fans Rejoice! Dates for the Pre-Broadway Engagement in Denver Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Pre-Broadway engagement of FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, will play The Buell Theatre August 17 through October 1, 2017. Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway subscribers may purchase additional tickets December 12 at 10am. (more...)

BWW Review: Laura Osnes Invites Her Audience to Ponder What Ifs in THE PATHS NOT TAKEN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Dec 5, 2016

Laura Osnes, Tony-nominated for originating title roles in BONNIE & CLYDE and CINDERELLA, has devoted an entire cabaret act to pondering that hypothetical what if. Bringing an updated version of her show THE PATHS NOT TAKEN back to Feinstein's/54 Below for a four-performance run beginning November 27, Osnes exclusively performed songs which have never seen the light from shows that she nearly booked and either didn't get or had to back out of for one reason or another. (more...)

Photo Flash: FROZEN Receives a Special Visit, KING AND I Gets Merry, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the King and I tour dusting off their holiday spirit, a special Pixar visit for the cast of Frozen at Disneyland, and more! (more...)

Julie Atherton to Star in New Musical JANUARY at Live at Zédel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

After a sell-out workshop production at the Canal Cafe Theatre in January 2016, Atomicus Entertainment is thrilled to bring JANUARY to the West End at one of the most prestigious cabaret venues in London, with one of the finest musical theatre stars of her generation, Julie Atherton. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards Update - Matt Gibson, Megan Mahoney Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards Update - Randall Scott Carpenter, Callan Barth Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Regional Awards Update - Angel Lozada, Sean Watkinson Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards Update - Tiziano D'Affuso, Jaysen Wright in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards Update - Mark Koeck, Laura Hodos Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

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