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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, Series A!
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...)

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...)

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...)

Donica Lynn to Present 5th Annual TODAY'S A GOOD DAY - WALK WITH ME Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Donica Lynn announces the fifth annual benefit concert Today's a Good Day-Walk With Me at 8:00pm on Monday, June 26, 2017 at The Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. All proceeds from tickets sales, donations, and raffle will be donated equally to the American Cancer Society and the American Brain Tumor Association. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. 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...)

BWW Interview: Simon Lipkin Talks THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2017

Simon Lipkin's numerous credits include Avenue Q, Rock of Ages, The Lorax and Guys and Dolls. He's currently starring as Rat in a new musical version of The Wind in the Willows, which begins its West End run at the London Palladium on 16 June. (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.  (more...)

Tony Nominee Michel Bell Joins SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tony Award nominee and renowned Broadway actor Michel Bell will make his Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston debut this July!  (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

Broadway Actress Terri White Continues Fight Against Rare Blood Disease
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, friends of actress Terri White have set up a GoFundMe page to help offset medical costs for a rare blood disease that she is fighting. (more...)

Tony Winner Glenn Close to Star in New Amazon Zombie-Themed Comedy Pilot
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Glenn Close, currently reprising her role as Norman Desmond in the Broadway revival of SUNSET BOULEVARD, will star in Amazon's half hour comedy pilot SEA OAK. Picked up in March, the pilot is described as a zombie drama and family revenge comedy. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Ciaran Sheehan and Sarah Muirhead to Headline SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Broadway's "Phantom," Ciaran Sheehan, returns to Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to take on the role of GAYLORD RAVENAL in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's 1927 masterpiece Show Boat. Running from July 6-16 for 8 performances only, Show Boat will also star Boston's own Sarah Oakes Muirhead (Sunday in the Park with George) as MAGNOLIA HAWKS.  (more...)

Robots and Creativity Collide in K-12 Educator Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Southern Utah University's artsFUSION program increases the quality and quantity of arts educational experiences for children in southern Utah. Offering training for educators throughout the year, the program's next workshop for K-12 educators, Arts and Bots, runs June 15-16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (more...)

Big Apple Circus Star Will Attempt to Break Husband's World Record at Niagara Falls
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

On Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:30AM ET, BIG APPLE CIRCUS star Erendira Vazquez Wallenda will attempt to break a World Record (previously set by her husband BIG APPPLE CIRCUS headliner Nik Wallenda) by hanging from a helicopter by her teeth at 300 feet, over Niagara Falls. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 11, 2017
by - Jun 11, 2017

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...)

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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