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Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages... step right up to The Ritz Theatre for a front row seat and a first rate glance at the jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists and original ring leader of them all... Mr. P.T. Barnum! Written by Mark Bramble, Music by Cy Coleman and Lyrics by Michael Stewart, we're giving a fresh, exciting new look to this classic American Musical. Based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, this spectacle takes you to a world like you've never seen before! Here lies a rare gem that offers everything from traditional musical theatre to the tantalizing stir of excitement that one can only find waiting underneath the big top!



LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Josh Rhodes and More to Take Part in GUYS AND DOLLS Panel at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Asolo Rep presents the first Inside Asolo Rep of the season today, November 9 at 11am. This insightful panel discussion will feature GUYS AND DOLLS Director Josh Rhodes, Lighting Designer Paul Miller and Set Designer Lee Savage. The artists will share their creative processes and what it takes to bring this iconic masterpiece to life. (more...)

J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED Extended Due to Phenomenal Public Demand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After an opening weekend of record breaking ticket sales, Benighted has been extended at the Old Red Lion due to phenomenal public demand - now closing on Saturday 7th January 2017. (more...)

Joe Kinosian to Host Second IN THE WORKS Concert at the Duplex This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Honeck-Moss Productions will present "In The Works,' an exciting new series conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.   (more...)

Insight Enterprises to Acquire Datalink
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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11th Hour Theatre Company to Present FIVE POINTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

11th Hour Theatre Company continues its 12th season with its second Next Step Concert Series performance. This time the series features a brand-new musical by three up and coming writers. Five Points, comes to the Next Step Concert Series, November 18-20. Five Points features Music written by Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, Lyrics by Douglas Lyons, and a Book by Harrison David Rivers.  The concert will be at The Arden's Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center. 62 N. Second Street.  Tickets cost $19-34 and are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone 267-987-9865. (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Sheena Easton To Make West End Debut In 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Sheena Easton - the Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world - is to make her West End debut in the forthcoming production of 42nd Street. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage present the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Present BUBBLEMANIA: SCIENCE, ART & COMEDY for Young Audiences Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts kicks off its 2016-17 Programs for Young Audiences series with Casey Carle, comic bubbleologist, performing his amazing one-man show, BubbleMania: Science, Art, and Comedy! on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD's Glenn Close Among Honorees for Theatre Forward's Chairman's Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Theatre Forward and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 3rd, at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). (more...)

UniverSoul Circus Returns to Philadelphia for 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

UniverSoul Circus announces its return to Philadelphia for its 20th anniversary season in Fairmount Park (next to Mann Center) with 47 grand shows from tonight, November 3, through November 27, 2016. Philadelphia will serve as the ultimate finale and serve as UniverSoul's final stop for their 2016 tour. (more...)

Tellient Presenting at the 4th Annual Internet of Things Summit...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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2017 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Nov 29, 2016

Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the winter and spring seasons (January-May). SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells & Tom Macrae's New Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for the world premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae's new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Luke Bateman on MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by Guest Blog: Luke Bateman - Nov 24, 2016

I like to write tunes. By tunes I mean real hummable melodies. Some people scoff at this as if 'that's easy' or 'not exactly art', but I thoroughly disagree. Lots of songwriters write both music and lyrics, and I've given lyrics a go, but I like to stick to the music. In my opinion, my job is to serve a lyric. A great melody can carry a poor lyric, but a good lyric sure as hell ain't gonna carry a bad tune. When you combine both a great lyric and a great melody then you've hit the jackpot. (more...)

HALF A SIXPENCE Extends Booking To April 2017
by Marianka Swain - Nov 24, 2016

Following rave reviews for both the show and its leading man Charlie Stemp, Cameron Mackintosh announced today that booking for the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of HALF A SIXPENCE at the Noel Coward Theatre has been extended to 22 April 2017. Tickets are priced from £12.50 to £77.50. A limited number of £20 seats are released each day from 10am in person at the box office. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Louis Hobson to Star in Showtunes Theatre Company's LEAP OF FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Showtunes Theatre Company has announced their highly anticipaeted holiday concert musical LEAP OF FAITH. The talented cast of local musical theatre professionals will 'rise up' gospel-style for two performances at Benaroya Hall on December 3 at 8pm and December 4 at 2pm. Louis Hobson, who performed in the original Broadway cast, will star as Jonas. Matt Giles directs with Nathan Young working as the music director. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. GUYS AND DOLLS opens tonight, November 18, and runs through Sunday, January 1, in association with The Old Globe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Terrence Mann to Lead CRT's Nutmeg Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) is pleased to announce that three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann will return to CRT as the Artistic Director of the theatre's popular Nutmeg Summer Series. (more...)

Spies, Lies, and Tomfoolery in Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, comedy-fueled whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. On stage in Issaquah starting January 19, this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play features four versatile cast members putting on a frenetic show-within-a-show. Based on the novel by John Buchan and the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, and adapted by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps has become a stage favorite not just for its nostalgic spy thriller plot and winking references to Hitchcock, but for the virtuosic clowning required by the farcical stage adaptation, leading it to be one of the longest running plays in the history of London's West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 30th Young Playwrights Festival Opening Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. This year's world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, explore the theme of "Assumptions." Each winning production is performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with weekday student matinees. Previews are Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 - $30 and available at PegasusTheatreChicago.com or by phone at 866.811.4111.  (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents THE BIKINIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

You've heard of the Jersey Boys?  Welcome the "Jersey Girls" to Westchester! It's the summer of 1964, and four inseparable friends form a girl group called The Bikinis, win a talent contest, and make it to the top! Now, many years and a few pounds later The Bikinis reunite for a show filled with sun and fun and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore.  Join them as they relive their heyday and put on a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles! (more...)

Monster Energy Announces the 2017 Toyota BMX Triple Challenge at Monster Energy Supercross
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Monster Energy is proud to announce the 2017 Toyota BMX Triple Challenge at Monster Energy Supercross, a three-stop series that brings together the best BMX dirt riders in the world and combines the best of two worlds, on two wheels. The Toyota BMX Triple Challenge will take place during the Monster Energy Supercross events with the first event on January 6-7 in Anaheim, CA, followed up by the January 27-28 event in Glendale, AZ, and the final event will be on February 24-25 in Atlanta, GA at Motofest. (more...)

Cirque-tacular Entertainment Presents SNOWKUS POCUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

With Big Apple Circus and Barnum and Bailey absent this holiday season, Cirque-tacular's Snowkus Pocus: Enchant the Spring is New York's answer to continuing this timeless family tradition of the magic of circus we can all enjoy together. This snow show will melt your heart! The all ages limited engagement, directed and choreographed by Cirque-tacular's Tad Emptage, takes place for 15 performances only from January 19 to February 5th, 2017 at the 14th street Y. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $50 for premium VIP and can be purchased directly at www.14streety.org or www.snowkus-pocus.com or by calling 646-395-4310. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running musical theatre company, has begun production for the third show of its 39th season, Little Women: The Musical. The show runs from February 17th through March 12th; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm, and a special Thursday performance on March 9th at 7:30pm.  (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering the Great Men We Lost in 2016
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2017

As we enter the new year, it is important to remember those we have lost in the preceding twelve months. From actors, to directors, to international pop stars, join us as BroadwayWorld remembers all the great men we lost in 2016. (more...)

Flash, Bang! HALF A SIXPENCE Extends Again in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that booking for the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of 'HALF A SIXPENCE' at the Noel Coward Theatre has been extended for a second time to 2 September 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE At Edinburgh's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 17, 2017

Casting Announced for Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE At Edinburgh's King's Theatre. (more...)

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus to Close Animal Shows Following Consumer 'Mood-Shift'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has welcomed the announcement by Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus to close its animal shows from May, citing declines in ticket sales after earlier announcing a 'mood shift' among their consumers .After decades of exposing the cramped, barren conditions with long periods of time tied up and chained with no freedom of movement and a brutal training culture, ADI believes that public opinion has ended the suffering. (more...)

IFAW Celebrates End of Ringling Bros.' Animal Acts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

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BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS at Asolo Rep!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. GUYS AND DOLLS is now playing through Sunday, January 1, in association with The Old Globe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Andrew Garfield, Fortitude International Team to Produce UNTITLED ADIDAS / PUMA PROJECT
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The film, which Fortitude will finance, will be produced by Andrew Garfield, Rupert Fowler and Fortitude's Nadine de Barros, was written by Fowler and is currently in development. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18.  BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look below!  (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces 30th Young Playwrights Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. (more...)

BWW Review: Lance Horne Unveils New Work (With a Little Help From His Friends) in First Show of His Residency at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Dec 3, 2016

Sitting in my seat watching Lance Horne and his many friends perform at NEW WORK NEW WORK I: EXTRAORDINARY DAYS at Joe's Pub, I couldn't help but feel like I was at a really great dinner party (if I were invited to dinner parties with some of the most talented artists in the city). The seats---and, in this case, the songs---were assigned, but the host didn't try and force conversation, and the whole affair was better for it. The purpose of the November 21 show, the first in a year-long residency, was for the successful composer and musical director to showcase his recent work, and, for new material, Horne's songs were quite polished. (more...)

New Stage Thriller From The Queen Of Psychological Crime at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood on Valentine's Day. Ruth Rendell's brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself. (more...)

Cirque-tacular's SNOWKUS POCUS: ENCHANT THE SPRING to Bring Circus Magic to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

With Big Apple Circus and Barnum and Bailey absent this holiday season, Cirque-tacular's Snowkus Pocus: Enchant the Spring is New York's answer to continuing this timeless family tradition of the magic of circus we can all enjoy together. (more...)

'HEY, BIG SPENDER!' Will Bring Cy Coleman to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Musical Theater Project (TMTP) and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra (CJO) will produce 'Hey, Big Spender! The Cy Coleman Songbook' on Saturday, January 28 (8pm) and Sunday, January 29 (2pm) at the Hanna Theater at Playhouse Square. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Joy And Magic Of The Early Days Of Traveling Entertainment Comes To Sydney With CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS
by Jade Kops - Dec 22, 2016

Revisiting the excitement and wonder that enchanted crowds at the start of the 20th Century, CIRCUS 1903 recreates the magic that inspired many contemporary circuses. (more...)

Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE To Tour Starring Andrew Lancel, Sophie Ward and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell's A Judgement In Stone. (more...)

Sweet Can Productions Presents MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Savor the season with something a little sweet (but oh so good for you)! The Bay Area's homegrown Sweet Can Productions presents an intimate theatrical circus experience for the holidays with the seventh edition of MITTENS AND MISTLETOE: A WINTER CIRCUS CABARET. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble to Welcome Diverse Cast for THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble will offer free performances of the world's longest running musical to audiences at their home in Andersonville's Blue Theatre in February and March. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN 2.O Debuts at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Dec 16, 2016

Jake Ehrenreich, playwright, author and academically recognized expert on Comedy, Catskills and the Holocaust, will present a completely updated version of his beloved autobiographical comedy musical A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, when A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 opens at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton for a limited four week run from February 2 - 26. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces 30th YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Featuring Four New Works by Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. This year's world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, explore the theme of 'Assumptions.' Each winning production is performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with weekday student matinees. Previews are Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 - $30 and available at PegausTheatreChicago.com or by phone at 866.811.4111.  (more...)

DESDE 'AL SUR DEL PACÍFICO' HASTA 'MÁS ALLÁ DE LA LUNA'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 13, 2016

Esta Guia de Teatro Musical, escrita por Iñigo Santamaria y Xavier Martinez, hace un recorrido de casi 6 decadas de este genero en nuestro pais revisando todas aquellas producciones estrenadas desde 1955 (fecha de la presentacion South Pacific) hasta finales de 2012 (año que se cerro con el estreno Over the moon). (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Star in House Red Theatre's CONSIDER THE LILIES This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail. (more...)

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