Cacophony Daniels Returns in Howard Ashman Tribute UNDER THE C
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

On June 10, Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.  (more...)

PERFORMANCE MAGNET - IN CABARET Set for Wonderland Spiegeltent
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Shhhhh Productions presents Performance Management - In Cabaret, 9 July at the Wonderland Spiegeltent. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE GO-BETWEEN, with Michael Crawford
by Review Roundups - Jun 8, 2016

Michael Crawford returns to the London Stage in a new musical, based on the famed novel The Go-Between. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Names Artistic Company for 81st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 81st season, running June 14 through October 16, 2016. The mix of plays include a late-in-life romance, an intriguing whodunit, a raucous pop-rock musical, an engaging Midwest premiere and a wildly comic thriller. (more...)

New Cast Announced for UK Tour of REHEARSAL FOR MURDER
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery. Following the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses across the UK, Bill Kenwright Ltd began an exciting new chapter in January 2016 with the launch of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company and its first production REHEARSAL FOR MURDER, adapted for the stage by David Rogers, which today announces casting for the next leg of the hit UK tour. (more...)

BWW Review: Marissa Mulder's Impressionistic Theater/Cabaret Piece Exploring the Life of Marilyn Monroe is Both Fascinating and Fragmented
by Alix Cohen - Jun 7, 2016

When New York cabaret community insiders and frequent club goers heard that Marissa Mulder was planning a Marilyn Monroe-themed show, the consensus was the vocalist's naturally breathy voice paired with a roster of songs from Monroe's films would be a good fit. Sidestepping expectations, Mulder and Director Sondra Lee have instead put together a one-woman theater piece with almost as much monologue (using Monroe's own words) as music. Equally surprising, the impressionistic show (currently in the midst of a four-show run at the Laurie Beechman Theatre after launching in February at the Metropolitan Room) features not Monroe's familiar material, but rather songs that reflect what its creators intuit as her internal life. (more...)

McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade Returns to Chicago for 83rd Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

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BWW Tony Interview Special: We're Never Ever Getting Rid of Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 5, 2016

Christopher Fitzgerald goes up against a jazz-age composer, two of America's founding fathers and an angry British monarch in his Tonys category on June 12. His role in Waitress, which earned him a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, is Ogie- a 'strange but beautiful' tax auditor with a heart of gold. As he gears up for the big night, find out how the role came together, why he 'can't stand' leading lady Jessie Mueller, and so much more! (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open BASKERVILLE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 6th opening of the Vermont Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 6 - 16). (more...)

Helen Welch to Perform at Cain Park, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Cain Park is proud to present critically-acclaimed vocalist and entertainer Helen Welch on Friday, July 22 in the Alma Theater. (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Open JUNIE B.'S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL at Lucille Lortel Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors, Theatreworks USA  will be able to send over 12,000 underserved youth to the theatre for FREE! (more...)

Tony Winner Lillias White to Celebrate 65th Birthday with Series of Concerts in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

?Tony Award-winner LILLIAS WHITE (Dreamgirls, Barnum, Chicago, The Life and Fela!) is set to return to The Triad (158 W. 72nd St.) on the Upper West Side for three special performances of "The Birthday Show" - celebrating White's 65th Birthday on Friday, July 22nd at 9PM, Saturday, July 23rd at 11PM and Sunday, July 24th at 7PM. Lillias White is also featured in 'The Get Down', the new Netflix series, executive produced by the legendary Baz Luhrmann (scheduled to begin streaming on Netflix on August 12th, 2016). (more...)

Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone Board NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone will star as Olivia and Dan respectively in the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard, joining the previously announced Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bransom and Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, along with Alasdair Buchan as Hubert, Anne Odeke as Nurse Libby, Mandi Symonds as Mrs Terence and Melissa Vaughan as Dora.  (more...)

Zac Efron to Join Hugh Jackman in P.T. Barnum Musical Biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH?
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Zac Efron could soon make a return to his musical roots. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse's SISTER ACT Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the June 21 opening of the Playhouse's 2016 summer theater season with the five-time Tony-nominated musical Sister Act, the sparkling smash hit musical comedy that the New York Post called 'ridiculously fun.' (more...)

ALF Star Michu Meszaros Passes Away at Age 76
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Michu Meszaros best known as the actor who played ALF on the NBC sitcom, has passed away at age 76. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 11, 2016
by - Jun 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

National Tour of HAMILTON to Stop at St. Louis' Fox Theatre During 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in St. Louis as part of the 2017-2018 U.S. Bank Broadway season, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller and the Fabulous Fox Theatre.  (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Ends 13th Mainstage Season with CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) concludes its thirteenth Mainstage season with the ingenious, award-winning crime noir musical City of Angels, directed by Bill English. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD at Jermyn Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

West End stars Landi Oshinowo (Shrek, Barnum, Sister Act) and Nicolas Colicos (Shrek, Barnum, Sister Act) lead the cast of the first UK revival of I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD at Jermyn Street Theatre. Performances will play Jermyn Street Theatre (16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST) now through Saturday 23rd July 2016, with Press Night slated for tonight, 9th July, 7.30pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WONDERSHOW Set for The Cutting Room, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

 On Saturday, July 30th legendary NYC venue The Cutting Room will present "Wondershow", a monthly series produced by magician and actor Patrick Terry! With a rotating cast of new performers each month, each production is uniquely different from the last with new acts and new ways for audiences to be astonished and awestruck. This month's performance will feature magicians Elliot Zimet (America's Got Talent) and Matthew Holtzclaw (Penn & Teller's "Fool Us"), martial-arts comedian Master Lee (Showtime at The Apollo), and comedian Harrison Greenbaum (Last Comic Standing) hosted by Lauren Hope Krass! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/7/2016 - Broadway in Bryant Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 7, 2016

Today's big news: BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK kicks off today, and Matthew Morrison and Megan Hilty join the New York Pops in concert tonight! (more...)

Disney/Pixar's FINDING DORY to Make a Splash in Disney On Ice Presents 'Follow Your Heart'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Disney•Pixar's record-breaking animated feature FINDING DORY makes a splash this September in Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart, produced by Feld Entertainment, Inc. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rye Mullis on Balancing a Circus & Juggling Collaborations
by Gil Kaan - Jul 7, 2016

We had a chance to chat with Rye Mullis, the director of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® latest extravaganza OUT OF THIS WORLD world premiering on the west coast at The STAPLES Center July 14, 2016. Rye's entertainment resume, besides directing, includes acting, casting and professional wrestling. (more...)

Michelle Williams in Talks to Join Hugh Jackman in P.T. Barnum Musical Biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Tony winner Hugh Jackman may be joined by another major Hollywood star in the upcoming  P.T. Barnum musical biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH. (more...)

Leading the 21st Century Enterprise to Drive the Discussion at HMG Strategy's Upcoming 2016 Palo Alto CIO Executive Leadership Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

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Michael Lowe is the 2016 Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer of the Year
by Robert Gould - Jul 4, 2016

Michael Lowe, born in Chepstow and a recent graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is the 2016 Welsh Young Musical Theatre Singer Of The Year. Michael - the 2016 winner of the RWCD Stoutzker Prize for Outstanding Musicianship, and who recently performed as a soloist for HRH the Prince Of Wales at Buckingham Palace - was awarded the prestigious title after a closely fought contest with fellow finalists Dafydd Gape, Jonathan Radford and Rachel Lee Stephens at the Tailiesin Arts Centre in Swansea on Sunday 3 July. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS is currently taking the West End by storm, and now the sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 July. (more...)

First Ever Stage Production of J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Originally published as a novel in 1927, Benighted was the first real introduction to the world of a then unknown J.B. Priestley. Now the world premiere of its stage production, adapted by Duncan Gates, will be staged at the Old Red Lion this Christmas. Following the success of the 2015 world premiere of Arthur Miller's No Villain, the Old Red Lion are now renowned for their exciting programming decisions. (more...)

Datalink Reports 2016 Second Quarter and Six Month Operating Results
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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ADDING and REPLACING Datalink Reports 2016 Second Quarter and Six Month Operating Results
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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BWW TV: First Look at Sam Lips, SuEllen Estey and More in CRAZY FOR YOU at Finger Lakes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the classic Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU. Performances run from July 27 through August 17 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: They've Got Rhythm! First Look at CRAZY FOR YOU at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival presents the classic Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU. Performances run from tonight, July 27, through August 17 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Orion Ensemble to Open 2016-17 with COLLAGE OF COLORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

To open its 24th season, The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents 'Collage of Colors,' welcoming guest violist Stephen Boe. (more...)

Theatreworks USA Presents Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors, Theatreworks USA  will be able to send over 12,000 underserved youth to the theatre for FREE! (more...)

Orion Ensemble to Open 24th Season with Wintle Commission, Mozart, Zemlinsky
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

To open its 24th season, The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents 'Collage of Colors,' welcoming guest violist Stephen Boe. (more...)

Lillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The world has loved the show-stopping Lillias White since she made her Broadway debut in Barnum in 1981. A Brooklyn native, White understudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and performed in the role in the 1987 revival. Since, Lillias White has taken television, film, and the stage by storm! (more...)

Junie B. Jones Brings 'SURVIVAL GUIDE' Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. (more...)

Andre DeShields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Heads to Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kim Lawson and Donica Lynn. CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. runs August 25, 26 and 27, 2016 at 8pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Zendaya to Join Hugh Jackman in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH?
by Movies News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Variety reports that Zendaya is currently in talks to join Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman in the upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH. (more...)

Moonbox Productions Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Moonbox Productions, nominated for numerous IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards, is thrilled to announce its theatrical line up for the 2016-2017 season.  In November, Moonbox kicks-off its season with acclaimed playwright, Peter Shaffer's, brilliant Tony Award winning production, Amadeus.  Then in April, Moonbox will go "under the big top" with the dazzling American musical, Barnum, by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart and Cy Coleman.    (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/1/16- Terrence Mann
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Terrence Mann! Mann's Broadway credits include the Beast in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Inspector Javert in Les Miserables and Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel. He also has starred in additional Broadway productions including Lennon, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Getting Away With Murder, A Christmas Carol, Rags, Barnum, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Jekyll & Hyde. He most recently starred in the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin. (more...)

Official: 42ND STREET To Open At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In March 2017
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

42nd STREET, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, is to play the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from Monday 20 March 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 7:00pm. Tickets go on-sale today, Friday 5th August. (more...)

Curve to Open Cameron Mackintosh's MISS SAIGON UK Tour
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Curve is delighted to announce that Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon - a recent smash hit in the West End - will embark on a major UK tour opening at Curve from Monday 3 July 2017. (more...)

Harris Center at Folsom Lake College Presents The Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China in SHANGHAI KNIGHTS: DREAM JOUNEY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Direct from Shanghai, the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College is proud to presentThe Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China in Shanghai Nights: Dream Journey. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Touring Production of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
by Marianka Swain - Aug 12, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre today announce full casting for Phillip Breen's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, which opens at the Crucible on 26 September before a UK tour to Oxford, York, Malvern, Salisbury, Brighton and Cambridge. Breen directs a cast including Hedydd Dylan as Lady Chatterley and Jonah Russellas Mellors. The company is completed by Aretha Ayeh, Will Irvine, Ciaran McIntyre, Eugene O'Hare, David Osmond, Rachel Sanders and Alice Selwyn. (more...)

Andre De Shields' New Work CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Comes to Victory Gardens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present Confessions of a P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. Confessions of a P.I.M.P. runs August 26, 27 at 8pm and August 28 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

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