Photo Flash: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music TheatrePhoto Flash: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM makes its Civic Arts Plaza debut. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED¬Ö has enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, and has showcased generations of comic actors from Zero Mostel and Phil Silvers to Nathan Lane and Whoopi Goldberg. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

ANYTHING GOES, LET IT BE & More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2016 SeasonANYTHING GOES, LET IT BE & More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 2016 lineup that includes two regional premieres, two beloved classics, one international sensation and the return of the smash hit Million Dollar Quartet. The season once again extends longer than ever, opening one week earlier on May 18 and running to November 6, also a week longer than ever, bringing the season to a record 25 weeks of non-stop entertainment with Let it Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on stage at the Playhouse. The season will stretch to the holidays once again with a show in collaboration with The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to be announced at a later date. (more...)

THE MOTHER Extends Run at Tricycle TheatreTHE MOTHER Extends Run at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

?With her production of Red Velvet currently running in the West End, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham today announces the extension of the highly critically acclaimed UK premiere of Florian Zeller's The Mother, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton, now completing its run on 12 March. Laurence Boswell directs Gina McKee, Richard Clothier, Frances McNamee and William Postlethwaite in the production which opened to rave reviews at the venue earlier this week. (more...)

Four New Seasons to Join West End's JERSEY BOYS in MarchFour New Seasons to Join West End's JERSEY BOYS in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

From Tuesday 15 March, there will be four new Seasons joining the cast of JERSEY BOYS at the Piccadilly Theatre ahead of its 8th Anniversary on 18 March.  This is the first time since the show opened in London that all four Seasons have changed.  (more...)

Molly Pope, Christopher Rice, & Bret Shuford Join BROADWAY BABYLON at Feinstein's/54 Below ConcertMolly Pope, Christopher Rice, & Bret Shuford Join BROADWAY BABYLON at Feinstein's/54 Below Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Molly Pope (Found), Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon), & Bret Shuford (Cirque Du Solei's Paramour) will be joining the line up of amazing performers who will be singing at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in Broadway Babylon 101: Everything Old Is New Again, Sunday, January 31st at 9:30 P.M. (more...)

Earl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast AnnouncedEarl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

British actor Earl Carpenter, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's book-to-stage adaptation of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) and abruptly left the Broadway production last November due to a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement), will rejoin the company of the new production of LES MIS in its first Asian Tour (Manila-Singapore), which has been set to kick off at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, in Manila from Friday, March 11, until Sunday, April 17. (more...)

STAN Becomes Official Australian Home of ShowtimeSTAN Becomes Official Australian Home of Showtime
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

CBS Corporation and Stan, a joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co. and Fairfax Media, today announced a long-term, exclusive licensing agreement that will bring all future SHOWTIME series and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME programming to the Australian streaming service. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Keith Waits - Jan 26, 2016

PNC Broadway in Louisville fills the Kentucky Center this week with the current tour of the 1993 Broadway hit Beauty and the Beast, the stage version of the 1991 Disney animated movie. The opening night audience included many family groups who clearly were fans of the movie. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner About 17 AGAINBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner About 17 AGAIN
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 26, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Breaking News: ALADDIN Will Launch National Tour in ChicagoBreaking News: ALADDIN Will Launch National Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that Aladdin will launch its North American tour in Chicago. The 12-week engagement begins performances at Broadway in Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601) on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 and plays through Sunday, July 2. Future engagements and casting information will be announced in the coming months. To receive news about the Aladdin North American tour, please sign-up for email alerts at www.AladdinTheMusical.com/tour. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 1/25/16Nashville Theater Calendar 1/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 25, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2016 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play the Fabulous Fox, March 11-13Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play the Fabulous Fox, March 11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to St. Louis as part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 11 - 13. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. (more...)

Josh Gad Set for THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 on ABCJosh Gad Set for THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 on ABC
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Gad, who will be seen in the upcoming live-action Disney feature film ¬ďBeauty and the¬†Beast¬Ē in the role of Le Fou, Gaston's sidekick, offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Walt Disney's private apartment.¬† Located above the Main Street Fire Station, this cozy hideaway was Walt's vantage point for observing the construction of Disneyland.¬† While not open to the public, park guests who look up at the apartment window from Main Street can see the light from the lamp, which is always left on in Walt's memory. (more...)

BPI & Omaha Symphony Orchestra to Present NOW PLAYING ON BROADWAYBPI & Omaha Symphony Orchestra to Present NOW PLAYING ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents NOW PLAYING ON BROADWAY with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ernest Richardson. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek Serenades Audiences with BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBWW Interview: Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek Serenades Audiences with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Courtnee Miles - Jan 25, 2016

We're taking you on a journey to the magical world of Beast, Belle, Gaston, and friends as we travel through time. Taking place in 18th century France, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's Beauty and the Beast is making it's way to Atlanta's Fox Theatre. I had the chance to sit down with Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek (Gaston) to talk about bringing this great book, turned film, and now theatrical play to life. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returning to SHN Orpheum Theatre This SummerDisney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returning to SHN Orpheum Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to San Francisco from June 29 through July 10, 2016. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the SHN Orpheum Theatre. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. (more...)

DISNEY ON ICE Coming to Sprint Center in MarchDISNEY ON ICE Coming to Sprint Center in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt.  This monumental ice skating spectacular is coming to Sprint Center in Kansas City from Thursday, March 24 to Sunday, March 27. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Tony Nominee Josh Gad & Paramount Team Up for New Comedy HEAVY DUTYTony Nominee Josh Gad & Paramount Team Up for New Comedy HEAVY DUTY
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

With Disney's Beauty and the Beast and RUSS AND ROGER GO BEYOND (in which he'll play legendary film critic Roger Ebert) on the horizon, the Tony nominee has partnered with Paramount Pictures for the new comedy HEAVY DUTY, based on an original idea by Gad, according to Deadline. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/2/2016 - 2/9/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 2/2/2016 - 2/9/2016
by - Feb 9, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/2/2016 - 2/9/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody's GREASE at North Carolina TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody's GREASE at North Carolina Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is ready to electrify audiences this February with the world's favorite musical, Grease! Leading the cast is Broadway star John Arthur Greene who hails from Raleigh stepping into the role of teenage heartthrob, Danny Zuko.  John Arthur joins Broadway couple Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody, who will direct and choreograph the perennial favorite at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, February 9-14, 2016. Check out a first look below! (more...)

ABC to Air FROZEN Holiday Special in 2017; Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell & Josh Gad to Return!ABC to Air FROZEN Holiday Special in 2017; Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell & Josh Gad to Return!
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Following the news that Frozen will officially hit Broadway, ABC also announced today the next chapter in the story: an all-new, all-original holiday special starring the whole 'Frozen' cast of characters, including Olaf, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Sven. (more...)

Building the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative TeamBuilding the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld just reported, it's official -- FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits ALADDIN and THE LION KING on Broadway at a theatre to be announced in spring 2018. Below, get ready for the blizzard with an in-depth look at the musical's creative team! (more...)

Theatre Aspen to Host 2016 Costume Gala This March at the Hotel JeromeTheatre Aspen to Host 2016 Costume Gala This March at the Hotel Jerome
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Theatre Aspen announced that its annual costume fundraiser takes place Saturday, March 5th, featuring the theme "MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again!" in anticipation of the blockbuster musical that will play at the Hurst Theatre this summer. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2016BWW's On This Day - February 9, 2016
by - Feb 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

TIM REALBUTO IS INAPPROPRIATE to Play The Cutting Room with Special Guests Stepahnie D'Abruzzo & MoreTIM REALBUTO IS INAPPROPRIATE to Play The Cutting Room with Special Guests Stepahnie D'Abruzzo & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Benefit Concert for Broadway Barks: This Monday, February 8 @ 7pm, The Cutting Room NYC 'TIM REALBUTO IS INAPPROPRIATE' (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist¬†Newton Faulkner¬†joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ¬ģ winning musical,¬†American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after¬†Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from¬†19 March¬†at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until¬†7 May¬†at the New Theatre, Oxford.¬†¬†One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.¬† (more...)

Pentatonix, Ne-Yo, Dick Van Dyke & More Join DISNEYLAND 60 SpecialPentatonix, Ne-Yo, Dick Van Dyke & More Join DISNEYLAND 60 Special
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fall Out Boy, Little Big Town, NE-YO and Pentatonix are just a handful of music's biggest superstars who'll take to the stage during THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60. (more...)

Full Cast Set for TIM REALBUTO IS INAPPROPRIATE at The Cutting RoomFull Cast Set for TIM REALBUTO IS INAPPROPRIATE at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The full cast has been announced for this next week's concert TIM REALBUTO IS INAPPROPRIATE, which will benefit charity Broadway Barks.. TIM REALBUTO IS INAPPROPRIATE will play on Monday, February 8th at 7:00 PM at NYC hotspot The Cutting Room. (more...)

'Beauty & the Beast's Dan Stevens to Star in FX Pilot LEGION'Beauty & the Beast's Dan Stevens to Star in FX Pilot LEGION
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Dan Stevens will take on the role of the leading man in FX's upcoming pilot LEGION. The 'Downton Abbey' star will appear alongside Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller and Jean Smart (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Coz (Fabulous He!) Mixes It Up Again with ALADDIN MedleySTAGE TUBE: Daniel Coz (Fabulous He!) Mixes It Up Again with ALADDIN Medley
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2016

YouTuber Daniel Coz returns with his latest viral medley featuring tunes from Disney's iconic animated film and musical ALADDIN. Check it out below! (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart to Host TDF's Annual Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas SchumacherJames Monroe Iglehart to Host TDF's Annual Gala, Honoring Disney Theatrical & Thomas Schumacher
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor Disney Theatrical Productions and Thomas Schumacher, its president and producer, at TDF's Gala on Monday, March 14 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC).  (more...)

Alhambra to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST This SummerAlhambra to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

In what has been a closely guarded secret until Tuesday when it was released to its newsletter and season ticket subscribers, the Alhambra Theatre & Dining announced that its summer show will be Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The show will be Alhambra's longest engagement of the year, running from June 15 through July 31. Tickets are now on sale to the public.  The Alhambra has traditionally staged a family-oriented show for its summer time period. Recent summer shows have included Shrek!, Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonkaand Cinderella. Last year's summer show, Seussical: The Musical, was a sell out, and the Alhambra expects the same for Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Comes to Pieter Toerien's Montecasino TheatreJOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Comes to Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 4, 2016

Pieter Toerien presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical on stage at the Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, from 29 April to 7 August 2016. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colours, this magical musical is packed full of unforgettable songs including ANY DREAM WILL DO and CLOSE EVERY DOOR TO ME. (more...)

Coral Springs Center for the Arts to Present NEXT STOP BROADWAY Summer Camp for Kids & TeensCoral Springs Center for the Arts to Present NEXT STOP BROADWAY Summer Camp for Kids & Teens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is offering a fun, theatrical-based summer camp for children and teens from June through August 2016. To register, a deposit of $99 per person is required by May 2, and campers can save 10% of tuitions costs if they register by February 19. (more...)

MANN... AND WIFE, Starring Zachary Prince, Opens Tonight at Lyric Theatre of OklahomaMANN... AND WIFE, Starring Zachary Prince, Opens Tonight at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents its first production of the 2016 season, MANN... AND WIFE. This world premiere musical, running tonight, February 3, through February 21 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre, is the third musical to have its first full production at Lyric in the past three years. Written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, and based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, the musical is produced in partnership with Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonThe Fulton Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce a season bursting with dance, iconic musical theatre heroes, and a music legend in its mainstage offering! The Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series, now in its third season, will offer three selections, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. The popular family series again will offer four shows that are ideal for the entire family. The 2016/2017 season kicks off with the mainstage series on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, with the triumphant Billy Elliot.  (more...)

SISTER ACT Begins 2/11 at Beef & Boards Dinner TheatreSISTER ACT Begins 2/11 at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Hang on to your habit, because Deloris Van Cartier is about to shake things up when Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents the divine comedy Sister Act as the first musical in its 2016 Season. Nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Sister Act opens Feb. 11 for the first time on the Beef & Boards stage. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Recording Tops Billboard's Albums ChartTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Recording Tops Billboard's Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The highly anticipated Studio Cast Recording of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, debuted in the top spot on Billboard's Cast Albums chart. The album, available from Ghostlight Records, is also the 14th bestselling current album overall for the week and number 47 on the Billboard Top 200.  Digitally, the recording soared to number 5 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in its first day and was number 9 on Billboard's Current Digital Albums chart for its first week. (more...)

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Shares Details on Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTVIDEO: Ian McKellen Shares Details on Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Iconic actor Ian McKellen stopped by LARRY KING LIVE recently to shares details on his experience working on the highly anticipated, live-action Beauty and the Beast film. (more...)

EVITA, SISTER ACT & More on Tap for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonEVITA, SISTER ACT & More on Tap for Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces the 2016-2017 season of shows.   Cabrillo's High-Flying Season features three Cabrillo debuts and one classic favorite not seen in nearly 15 years.  All of Cabrillo's productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This MayLocal Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)

CABARET, SISTER ACT & More on Tap for Hillbarn Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonCABARET, SISTER ACT & More on Tap for Hillbarn Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The seven-production season includes the fabulously fun LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, Aaron Sorkin's award-winning drama A FEW GOOD MEN, Stephen Adly Guirgis' dark comedy THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, the magical family musical MARY POPPINS, the Kander and Ebb masterpiece CABARET, Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning farce RUMORS and the smash-hit musical comedy SISTER ACT! (more...)

New Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland TourNew Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals will alternate in the role when the show opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Wednesday 24 February 2016. (more...)

A2SO to Present MAGICAL MUSIC OF DISNEY Concert, 3/13A2SO to Present MAGICAL MUSIC OF DISNEY Concert, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents the Magical Music of Disney - Around the World with Disney concert on Sunday, March 13 at 4:00pm at the Michigan Theater. The A2SO will showcase some of the greatest Disney classics from the movies: Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Lion King and Pocahontas. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music TheatreBWW Reviews: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Feb 1, 2016

Laurel and Hardy must be smiling in the comedy Valhalla. Cabrillo Music Theatre's near-perfect production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opened last night at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum, brings back the classic, broad humor from vaudeville, performed by an inspired cast of crazies who not only aren't afraid of anything going wrong, but are probably HOPING for mishaps that would destroy any other show. This is, of course, because Forum is one of those shows where spontaneity and the unexpected is almost as obligatory as Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart's uproarious script and Stephen Sondheim's witty lyrics. (more...)

Theatre Exile to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKETheatre Exile to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Following five Barrymore wins, and the sold-out and critically acclaimed production of Rizzo, Theatre Exile continues their 19th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Smoke by Kim Davies. Studio X (1340 S. 13th Street) is the intimate setting for this disquieting erotic thriller that carves away the layers of the human condition to expose our deepest self-deceptions. A playful game of cat and mouse turns a coincidental encounter between two strangers into a dangerous struggle for power. Previews begin on Thursday, February 18, 2016 and press opening night is Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:00pm. The show runs for a total of 21 performances through Sunday, March 13, 2016. Tickets are on sale now for $10.00 to $40.00 at www.theatreexile.org or by phone (215) 218-4022. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 SeasonPalo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 86th season - 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' - featuring a collection of plays and musicals whose time-honored stories have been theatrical hits both on stage and in film. The 2016-17 line-up, beginning September 2016, was unveiled Saturday, January 30 by Artistic Director Patrick Klein and Managing Director Diana Lynn Berenstein at the company's annual Season Announcement Party and includes Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID; THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK; A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE; Monty Python's SPAMALOT and THE GRADUATE. All performances are held at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Subscriptions are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. Individual tickets for the September show go on sale in August and for the remaining season beginning in October. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come (more...)

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