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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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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!



Aaron Tveit to Star in Barrington Stage Company's COMPANY; Initial Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, is proud to announce initial casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Coney Island USA Launches Fundraising Campaign to Support MERMAID PARADE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Coney Island USA, the non-profit multi-arts organization whose programming includes some of New York City's most unique and beloved events, has announced its "Feed the Mermaids" campaign to help fund the upcoming 35th annual Mermaid Parade, taking place on June 17th. This year's festivities will be presided over by Queen Mermaid Deborah Harry and King Neptune Chris Stein of Blondie. (more...)

Sharing is Caring: A Short History of Tony Ties, Multiple Wins, and Split Performances on the Great White Way
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2017

This season, Manhattan Theatre Club stunned and excited theatregoers when it was announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, two of the most formidable females of stage and screen, would be returning to the boards in an unconventional new revival of Lillian Hellman's family drama, The Little Foxes. (more...)

Book Quickly! HALF A SIXPENCE To Close This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

First presented at Chichester's Festival Theatre, last summer's hit 'HALF A SIXPENCE' will play its final performance in London on Saturday 2 September, having extended its limited season twice. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre to present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this "tale as old as time" June 9-25, 2017. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Beauty and the Beast is a family favorite that has played to over 35 million people worldwide!  Beauty and the Beast performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). For tickets, reservations and group pricing visit www.AtlantaLyric.com or call 404-377-9948. (more...)

BWW Feature: 'Circus 1903': Death-defying humans ... and puppet elephants!
by Kyle Christopher West - May 4, 2017

BWW Feature: 'Circus 1903': Death-defying humans ... and puppet elephants! (more...)

Peter Duncan and Martin Kemp Cast in Role of Sam Phillips as MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Continues UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Following a highly successful 2016/2017 UK tour and Christmas engagement at London's Royal Festival Hall, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit today announces a second UK tour this autumn when it opens at York's Theatre Royal on September 18th. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series A features El Grande by Maggie Diaz Bofill, How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter, The Fork by Emily Chadick Weiss, Showtime Blues by France-Luce Benson, and Blue Handed by David Zellnik. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

Casting Announced for Firebrand Theatre's Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available.  (more...)

Big Apple Circus Welcomes New Ringmaster, Return of Grandma
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The search is over! Producers Big Top Works have announced that Ty McFarlan will be the new ringmaster for the 40th Anniversary season of the BIG APPLE CIRCUS. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 18th, 2017 - END OF LONGING, New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING begins at MCC Theater, while the New York Drama Critics' Circle honors OSLO and THE BAND'S VISIT tonight! (more...)

Hugh Jackman Shares New Details on Musical Drama THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2017

Hugh Jackman shares new details about the highly anticipated musical film THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, the rags to riches story of circus legend P.T. Barnum (more...)

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! Announces New Show; Tickets on Sale TODAY!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Super hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into arenas across the country starting this summer with the debut of Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes. The iconic Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man and The Avengers are joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket and Drax, in a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Set to premiere at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2017, the epic Marvel Super Hero experience will hit the Chicago area, Nov. 2-5, 2017, with performances at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. (more...)

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE Tickets On Sale Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Super hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into arenas across the country starting this summer with the debut of Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes. The iconic Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man and The Avengers are joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket and Drax, in a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The newest production from Feld Entertainment, the world's leading producer of live touring family entertainment, will come to Quicken Loans Arena from October 13th to 15th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, May 16th. (more...)

Terrence Mann Will Host CT Critics Circle Awards
by Lauren Yarger - May 13, 2017

Terrence Mann Hosts the 27th annual CT Critics Circle Awards June 26 at the Edgerton Center for the Arts in Fairfield. (more...)

Alan Mintz Brings DOMINATE THE COMPETITION to the Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Solo performance artist Alan Mintz has created a blistering satire of sales training seminars with his new show Dominate The Competition, playing at the Hudson Guild Theater for the Hollywood Fringe Festival June 2017. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Returns to London in Brand New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today confirmed that a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will open in September 2017 in a brand new pop-up theatre for London in Marble Arch. (more...)

Former Walmart CIO Karenann Terrell and Other World-Class Technology Executives to Share Best Practices for Connecting with the C-Suite and the Board at HMG Strategy's 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

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Hugh Jackman Reveals First Tidbits on THE GREATEST SHOWMAN at CinemaCon
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

During his appearance at today's CinemaCon, Hugh Jackman debuted footage from his highly anticipated musical film THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Speaking to an audience of theater owners, the Tony winner explained, 'This movie is about taking risks...and that is what is going to propel this business.' (more...)

Comedian Desiree Burch Joins the Cast of THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Comedian, actor, writer and storyteller Desiree Burch is joining New York's hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers for the world premiere of This Joint is Jumpin', a red-hot 1920's Harlem rent party celebration of jazz icon Fats Waller's life and music, at The Other Palace Studio from 4 - 15 April. (more...)

FLYING FUNNY: MY LIFE WITHOUT A NET Tells Tales of Growing Up in the Circus
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The forthcoming memoir Flying Funny: My Life without a Net (April 2017, University of Minnesota Press) by Dudley Riggs, a fifth generation member of a distinguished show business family, is about his life growing up in the circus and vaudeville. (more...)

GREATER TUNA Tour to Stop in Galveston This April, Featuring Q&A with Jaston Williams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Right Angle Entertainment and A Rising Tide Theatrical Group have announced the all new national tour of GREATER TUNA. GREATER TUNA will play The Grand 1894 Opera House for a limited three-performance engagement on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3 and 8 pm; Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3 pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Gillette Stadium MONSTER JAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Feld Entertainment Inc. today announced that tickets for Monster Jam at Gillette Stadium, the home of the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and Major League Soccer's New England Revolution, are on sale now. The most adrenaline-charged, action-packed motorsports experience delivering edge-of-your-seat excitement roars into Foxborough on Saturday, June 10, at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW TV: T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke Duet on 'My Friend' from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Watch  T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke perform 'My Friend' in the recording studio below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Close-Up Shots from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by Roy Tan - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Scroll down for exclusive, close-up stills from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Summer Season Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative team for the 2017 Summer Season at the Benedum Center.  (more...)

Butoh Dance, Performance Art and Music Come to Coney Island USA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

On Sunday, April 2 only, dancer and master teacher Diego Piñon will present an "offering" toward bridging cultures and healing the disharmony that has developed between North and South, between Mexico and the United States. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Phylicia Rashad, Betsy Wolfe and More Sign on for Theatre Forward's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As previously announced, 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...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

Natalie Weiss Boards DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S), VOLUME 5 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Natalie Weiss has joined DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 5, which is set for April 22 at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Legendary Nik Wallenda To Headline Big Apple Circus Comeback Season At Lincoln Center and On Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Big Top Works, the new producers of BIG APPLE CIRCUS, are pleased to announce that ten-time world record holding high wire artist, aerialist and bona fide daredevil Nik Wallenda will headline BIG APPLE CIRCUS's triumphant return to New York City, and national tour, for its 40th anniversary season. (more...)

Ross Hewitt's RAINBOWS & RIBBONS at Don't Tell Mama to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

'Rainbows & Ribbons' a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC this week on Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 pm. It is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and ALL proceeds will go the the organization. Musical director for the production is Phil Hall. The cover is only $20.00 and there is a 2 drink minimum. Information and reservations can be made by calling (212) 757-0788. (more...)

Mindy Sterling and Ellia English to Star in New Play YES, VIRGINIA in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Mindy Sterling, famous for her role as Frau Farbissina in the 'Austin Powers' films and Ellia English, best known as Auntie Rae on Larry David's HBO series, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' will be appearing in 'YES, VIRGINIA,' a new play by Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Boston (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Lillias White Takes on London in THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Tony-winning Broadway star Lillias White makes her London debut in THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN', featuring New York's hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers in a red-hot 1920's Harlem rent party celebration of jazz icon Fats Waller's life and music, at The Other Palace Studio from 4 - 15 April. Press night is 6 April and BroadwayWorld has a first look at White and the company in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Lance Horne On His Current Residency at Joe's Pub, His Iconic Collaborators and Trying to Recruit Neve Campbell
by Troy Frisby - Apr 5, 2017

Lance Horne is developing new music based on acclaimed author Neil Gaiman's love poems to his wife, Amanda Palmer, is working on a top-secret project with Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and continues to work with his 'musical husband,' Alan Cumming. And, if all of that weren't enough, the Emmy-winning composer (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), lyricist and performer has also returned to Joe's Pub for the 2016-2017 season. Having performed at the venue since it first opened its doors in 1998, Horne is currently undertaking a four-part residency of new material---aptly titled NEW WORK, NEW WORK---for which he's been joined by many of his famous friends. Ahead of the residency's penultimate installment, NEW WORK NEW WORK 3, on April 12 at 7pm, we spoke with Horne by phone about his innumerable collaborators, his history with Joe's and the stars he's still working on teaming up with. (more...)

2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The tables are turning in 2017 and Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival invites you to join the revolution and discover the sumptuous offerings in its 2017 program. Discover new venues and old friends and expect to feel upturned, challenged and delighted by incredible performers that could change your world view. (more...)

BWW Blog: Marissa Emerson - Greater Philadelphia Cappies Nominees Announced!
by Guest Blogger: Marissa Emerson - Apr 27, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25th the Greater Philadelphia Cappies released their list of Award Nominees for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Baayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that Baayork Lee will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2017 Tony Awards. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Boston (more...)

ASSASSINS, BARNUM, THE PAJAMA GAME, & More at RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Fashioned after Sylvia Fine Kaye's Musical Comedy Tonight PBS programs from the 70's, each show highlights songs and stories from 2 or 3 Broadway musicals with a star studded revolving cast. Ricky, last seen on Broadway hailing a cab, will give wry commentary as well as accompanying on the piano. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, '2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed.  We're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages.  Goodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out.  Our audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Boston (more...)

BWW Review: BARNUM: Run Away With This Circus
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 18, 2017

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus may be folding after 146 years in operation, but you can catch Moonbox Productions' loving tribute to its creator, P.T. Barnum at the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. Director/choreographer Rachel Bertone has crafted a dazzling, dizzying staging of Barnum, featuring electrifying performances, beautiful vocals, and an array of circus routines that are made to look easy by the talented ensemble cast. Come follow the band and join this circus! (more...)

BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Soars at Sam Houston Race Park
by Gary Laird - Apr 17, 2017

KURIOS, Cabinet of Curiosities, written and directed by Michel Laprise, creates a world vaguely 19th-century, with overtones of the French filmmaker Georges Melies. It's a world populated by fantastic beings, all going about their business with a will, whatever that business may be. It doesn't really matter though, because your disbelief is suspended from the first scene. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Boston (more...)

ETHEL String Quartet Partners with Ringling Museum for CIRCUS - WANDERING CITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

ETHEL, the renowned New York City-based string quartet, has announced Circus - Wandering City, an evening-length multimedia performance that explores the phenomenon of circus through the eyes and insights of people who have created its special thrills and illusions. Circus - Wandering City makes its world premiere in January 2018-the 250th anniversary of the modern circus-at The Ringling, a distinct non-profit entity that celebrates the history and the continuing evolution of this thriving art form. (more...)

'Hugh Jackman Saving You from a Burning Building? It's Every Girl's Dream' and Zac Efron's Reality
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

During filming of a scene for the upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH, Zac Efron got into a not so much sticky situation, but a hot one.  (more...)

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