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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!


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...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Play The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

THE ACCLAIMED West End production of Guys And Dolls is coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. (more...)

Whodunnit REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Comes To Theatre Royal Glasgow
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 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.  (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Funnyman Christopher Fitzgerald Loves His Weirdo Character in WAITRESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2016

From the moment Christopher Fitzgerld enters the stage in Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's WAITRESS, the comic genius begins. He plays Ogie in a performance that has earned him his third Tony Nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical). How does he do it? Find out below! (more...)

Ringling Bros. to Debut New Show OUT OF THIS WORLD in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The World Premiere of the BRAND NEW 145th edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World. This show marks the new era of the circus, as it is the FIRST production without the Ringling Bros. elephants. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

Students Across U.S. to Join Paula Abdul and More in Turnaround Arts Talent Show at the White House
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

As part of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the First Lady will welcome students and artists from across the country to perform at the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show on Wednesday, May 25th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - WAITRESS' Christopher Fitzgerald
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

On May 4, the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Role in a Musical nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Landi Oshinowo and Nicolas Colicos to Star in I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD at Jermyn Street; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 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. (more...)

Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China Will Make Segerstrom Center Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Lauded as one of the leading acrobatic companies in the world, the award-winning Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China has been entertaining generations of audiences for five decades, both at home and abroad. For its debut at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the company will perform a spectacular new show, "Shanghai Nights" on Saturday, October 1 with performances at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Michael Crawford in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, 1988
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

Before taking on the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's international smash, Crawford was best known for his physical comedy. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2016 Applause Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2016 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 22 schools in six counties of Central Florida. (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...)

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...)

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