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Sesame Street meets South Park: They may look familiar, but these puppets (and their human counterparts) have an irreverent take on the joys and travails of making it on your own. Winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical.

Cast Set for Sell a Door's AVENUE Q and SEUSSICAL in Hong Kong, Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Fresh off the back of its recent UK & Ireland Tour, Sell a Door's smash hit musical Avenue Q lands in Hong Kong November 2014. Under the same gut-busting direction (by Cressida Carre), the talented cast revive their roles, giving voice to a cast of shameless fuzzy fur and felt which sold scores of tickets up and down the UK. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MISSING: WYNTER at Players' Ring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

New Theatre Works and Stoptime Productions presents the developmental premiere of the new musical, Missing: Wynter by Billy Butler (Gay Bride of Frankenstein). (more...)

Annie Potts Withdraws from Alliance Theatre's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Beth Broderick Steps in
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Potts, who has stepped away from her role as 'M'Lynn' due to 'health considerations' following knee surgery, will be replaced by Beth Broderick. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co to Present NEXT TO NORMAL, From 8 January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Boasting the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three Tony Awards including best musical score, Doorstep Arts in association with Hayes Theatre Co will present Next to Normal at Hayes Theatre Co from Thursday 8 January after a wildly successful season in Geelong earlier this year. (more...)

Yutopian Entertainment to Open THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

New theater company Yutopian Entertainment is set to open The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this Friday, Oct 3rd at the Grove Theater Center in Burbank. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows running from October 1 to 12, 2014. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Rachel de Benedet and David Engel, Creeps Into Ogunquit Playhouse, 10/1-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

"They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky!" The Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family is on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse October 1 through 26. Broadway's Rachel de Benedet and David Engel star in this musical comedy that brings the beloved and bizarre first family of comedy to life, complete with show-stopping musical numbers, the Broadway set and costumes by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch and puppets by the "inestimable" Basil Twist. (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO Welcomes New 'Mama' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Tonight, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Inside a Magical CINDERELLA Fitting with Paige Faure and William Ivey Long!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014 ,and the cast and creative team is hard at work making final preparations. In the exclusive video below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge takes you inside the fitting room with six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long and Cinderella herself, Paige Faure. Go behind the scenes of the magical costume fitting below! (more...)

Gilliéron siblings and Drew Gasparini to Headline Broadway au Carré, 10/01
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Currently in its second season of entirely sold-out performances, Broadway au Carre has definitely become the hottest ticket in Paris to get your American musical theatre fix, along with a good glass of red wine. (more...)

Entr'Acte Theatrix Presents THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW 10/16-11/01
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Halloween is just around the corner, and who better to celebrate with than the denizens of Dr. Frank N. Furter's home-sweet-castle in Richard O'Brien's beloved cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show. And Entr'Acte Theatrix is inviting audiences to come do the Time Warp again… when they present 'Rocky' at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts from October 16th through November 1st. (more...)

Stephen King's Horror-Classic CARRIE THE MUSICAL to Make Central Texas Premier at Austin Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Austin Theatre Project is thrilled to announce the Central Texas premiere of CARRIE The Musical which will open on October 24, 2014 at the Doughery Arts Center. The classic story by Stephen King takes a look at the problems high school students face while trying to fit in with the "cool crowd" and consequences that bullying can bring about. But the story behind the production is almost as thrilling as the novel itself. (more...)

BWW TV: The Prince Is Giving a Ball! Watch a Performance Preview of CINDERELLA on Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, starring Paige Faure in the title role, and ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Andy Jones in role of Prince Topher. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full company about the show. Check out what they had to say, plus watch a special performance preview of 'The Prince Is Giving a Ball' and 'Ten Minutes Ago' below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of the CINDERELLA National Tour
by Walter McBride - Sep 26, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, starring Paige Faure in the title role, and ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Andy Jones in role of Prince Topher. The company just met the press and below you can check out photos from inside the special event! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Here Ye! Go Inside the Performance Preview for CINDERELLA on Tour
by Walter McBride - Sep 26, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, starring Paige Faure in the title role, and ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Andy Jones in role of Prince Topher. The company just met the press and below you can check out photos from inside the performance preview! (more...)

Playwright James Magruder to Visit Red Branch Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will host playwright, dramaturg, and fiction author James Magruder during the run of their upcoming production of Triumph of Love. (more...)

Tim Realbuto, Jenna Leigh Green and More to Appear on MNN's THE GINGER SHOW NEW YORK Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight; The Emperor's Club), 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch' star Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked; Bare), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia; One Night With Fanny Brice), and David Colston Corris (Avenue Q; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) will appear on MNN's The Ginger Show New York on Friday, September 26th, which airs live at 2:00 PM on Time Warner Cable Channel 34. The group is there to promote Realbuto's current Wunderkind tour, which tells the true story of Tim's exciting life as a child 'star' before growing up to become the popular co-writer of the Broadway-bound musical Ghostlight. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paige Faure and William Ivey Long Prepare for CINDERELLA Tour
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 25, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, and the cast and creative team is hard at work making final preparations. In the exclusive photos below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the fitting room with six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long and Cinderella herself, Paige Faure. Go behind the scenes of the magical costume fitting below! (more...)

Adriane Lenox, Danielle Brooks & More Set for 5th Annual Born for Broadway, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

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Daniel Boys, David Burt, Eve Polycarpou and Gina Beck to Star in 'JACQUES BREL' at Charing Cross This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

This October 2014, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens at the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited six-week run from 16 October to 22 November 2014. Press night is set for Saturday 18 October at 7.45pm. Directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates, the production features an all-star cast of Daniel Boys (Avenue Q, Spamalot, Love Story - also well-known from BBC's Any Dream Will Do, 2007), David Burt (The Merchant of Venice, The Beggars People, Plague Over England), Eve Polycarpou (In The Heights, Mother Courage, Jacques Brel - National Theatre, 1970s) and Gina Beck (Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Mise?rables). (more...)

FST to Kick Off 2014-15 Cabaret Season with THE PRIMA DONNETTES, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

FST's Winter Cabaret season begins with four singing sirens in Dancing in the Street with The Prima Donnettes. Developed by FST Artistic Director Richard Hopkins and Jim Prosser, it will begin in the John C. Court Cabaret on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. (more...)

BEDBUGS!!! Extends Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Opening to amazing audience and critical response, the NY Times Critic's Pick, Bedbugs!!! will extend through November 2. Written by composer, Paul Leschen with book & lyricist Fred Sauter with direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. Bedbugs!!! began performances on September 9 and opened on September 14 and was originally set to end it run on October 26, due to popular demand, will now extend its run at the UWS's ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street) through November 2, 2014. Tickets are $25 - $89 and can be purchased by visiting BedBugsMusical.com or calling Ovationtix.com at 866.811.4111. Bedbugs!!! is presented by Dale Joan Young. (more...)

First Ever Wilma Awards to be Held on November 7
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 22, 2014

The first ever Wilma Awards, in association with Freedom Bar Soho will take place on Friday afternoon, 7th November 2014 at an exclusive invite-only ceremony at Freedom Bar in Soho, hosted by Tim McArthur. (more...)

Celebrating Adolph Green, Randy Graff, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lyric Music Theater Presents Saucy, Unconventional Parable
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Sep 22, 2014

South Portland's Lyric Music Theater opened its 2014-2015 season with a stylish, saucy production of the 2003 Tony award-winning musical Avenue Q. The Lopez-Marx-Whitty show is an unconventional, politically incorrect parody - a parable which chronicles the coming of age of eleven Sesame Street generation young adults on Brooklyn's Avenue Q. (more...)

Balagan Theatre Closes in Seattle; DOGFIGHT to Go on at ArtsWest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Balagan Theatre's Board of Directors has made the extremely difficult decision to close its doors permanently. With the appointment of a new Executive Director in August, a high priority was placed on working together to understand the overall financial situation of the theatre while looking toward future opportunities. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Discover NTI's Moscow Art Theatre Semester
by National Theater Institute - Sep 22, 2014

The National Theater Institute has partnered with the Moscow Art Theatre for nearly 25 years and is the longest cultural and educational exchange between Russia and United States. NTI offers the only opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to train at the famed Moscow Art Theatre School. The 13-week, credit-earning program offered each fall allows students to study in the birthplace of modern theater. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome New 'Mama' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On Monday, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

BWW Reviews: They're Playing Our (Grandparents) Song at Winter Park Playhouse
by Justin J Sacramone - Sep 19, 2014

Vernon Gersch, a 70's songwriter, is a punctual and sarcastic stick in the mud and Sonia Walsk practices candor and tardiness. So when he proposes to join forces with Sonia it is clear from the start that these two are going to make a comedically disastrous pairing. A score by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager and jokes by Neil Simon, THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG is a passe musical about the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager. It is also The Winter Park Playhouse's third show of the season, conveniently starring the Company's Executive and Artistic Directors. (more...)

The Skivvies, Ewalt & Walker's Pajamboree & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AVENUE Q at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

This Friday, September 19, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the Award-winning musical comedy, Avenue Q, with Book by Jeff Whitty and Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopezand Jeff Marx. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a five-week run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Laura Osnes, Derek Klena & More Will Make Special Appearance in WUNDERKIND This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Two-time Tony Award nominee LAURA OSNES (Cinderella; Bonnie and Clyde) has joined the cast of Tim Realbuto's Wunderkind. Realbuto, the award winning performer and co-writer of Ghostlight the musical, has been touring his successful not-so-solo solo show about his life growing up in the theatre since July. The next stop on the tour is Monday, October 13th at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at 7:00 PM, with Osnes in tow. (more...)

VIDEO: VoicePlay Counts Down Top 10 Broadway Hits - A Cappella!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

VoicePlayThe a cappella gurus of VoicePlay (seen on NBC's The Sing-Off and The Sing-Off National Tour) are taking on Broadway in their latest a cappella Top 10 Video. The group, known for their YouTube videos and live show, has elected to weave selections from their favorite Broadway musicals into one harmonious, and often hilarious opus. The YouTube offering, appropriately titled 'ACA Top 10 Broadway', includes sections from classics like Chicago, Les Miserables, Lion King, and The Phantom of the Opera, while also pointing directly to the heart of new millennial successes such as The Book of Mormon and Wicked. Check it out below! (more...)

Tim Realbuto and Jenna Leigh Green Kick Off WUNDERKIND Songwriting Competition; Deadline 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Tim Realbuto and Jenna Leigh Green have announced the next leg of submissions for their Wunderkind songwriting competition. Writers are encouraged to submit original material to be performed at each stop on Realbuto's Wunderkind tour. The next performance is on Monday, October 13th at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The winner of the last contest was Andrew J. Hanley (pictured here with Green and Realbuto), whose song 'Love Me' was performed at Realbuto's Triad show on September 1st. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEDBUGS!!! Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Composer, Paul Leschen (Drama Desk nominee for Twist!, Scissor Sisters) and book & lyricist Fred Sauter's (MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program) musical Bedbugs!!! is taking over the Upper West Side this week. Presented by Dale Joan Young, Bedbugs!!! is the award winning comedy sci-fi thriller rock musical. BEDBUGS!!! features the direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. BEDBUGS!!! opened last night, September 14, and will run through October 26 at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street). BroadwayWorld has photos of the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Aaron Lazar, Liana Hunt, Alison Luff & More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE at Joe's Pub, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The performance will take place on Sunday, October 5th, at Joe's Pub (at the acclaimed Public Theater); 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY. The show begins at 9:00 pm, and there will be a party with the cast after the show in the Public Theater's Bar and Restaurant "The Library". This is a rare opportunity to see Broadway performers in an intimate club setting. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Evan Harrington of ONCE: THE MUSICAL
by Cara Richardson - Sep 15, 2014

A taste of Ireland comes to Nashville with the tour of the eight time Tony Award Winning musical Once. The story of a romance between a couple, surrounded by the music they both love, Once: The Musical is unique in many ways. Evan Harrington heads to Nashville with the touring cast this week. He's graciously agreed to answer a few questions for our Nashville BroadwayWorld.com readers. (more...)

All Puppet Players Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Looks for New Home
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Owner/Artistic Director Shaun Michael McNamara, has announced the All Puppet Players commitment to a permanent residence in Arizona with their new Kickstarter Campaign to procure the funding for a theatre HOME to call their very own. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Features Natalie Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

On Monday, September 8, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was pleased to welcome Natalie Douglas back to her musical home. Her concert, Four Women, celebrated the music of Dr. Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Starring Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with John Tartaglia!
by Ken Womble - Sep 12, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from John Tartaglia! (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Thursday, September 25; will open on Friday, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Saturday night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

Novato Theater Co. to Stage AVENUE Q, 10/9-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Novato Theater Company brings on that risque array of puppets and people in the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Avenue Q. Veteran director Carl Jordan, an SFBATCC award-winner, helms the show, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and book by Jeff Whitty. Music director is Monica Norcia. Avenue Q runs October 10 through November 9 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Toronto Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

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 September 16 at the Princess of Wales Theatre and plays a limited 11 week engagement through November 30 in Toronto, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making 24 tickets available at $25 apiece, cash only. (more...)

SMTC Announces New Additions to THE PRODUCERS Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

SMTC welcomes choreographer Bill Hotaling back after his work in last June's Cabaret and musical director Curtis Moeller. (more...)

GLORIOUS! to Run 10/10-11/2 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter's hilarious, Olivier-nominated comedy that invites us into the world of this New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Richard Israel directs a four-week run at International City Theatre, opening Oct. 10. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Orpheum Theatre Go on Sale 9/12; Show Runs 12/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Hennepin Theatre Trust are proud to announce that single tickets for Motown The Musical will go on sale Friday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. Motown The Musical will play December 16-28 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

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