Beauty and the Beast on Tour

BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Florida Gateway College
by Paula Kiger - Jul 24, 2017

The Florida Gateway College Entertainment Series brought Beauty and the Beast - The Broadway Musical - to life on stage beautifully. (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, BEAUTY & THE BEAST and More Highlight Rivertown Theaters' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is about to kick-off another spectacular and diverse lineup of productions for the 2017-2018 season. First up on the boards - the Frank Loesser celebrated musical classic, 'Guys & Dolls' running September 8 - 24th. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now in Hershey for Disney On Ice Presents DARE TO DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream coming to Giant Center Thursday, October 19th through October 22nd. (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans, including Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, director Seth Skylar-Heyn and set and projection designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

BWW Review:Broadway's James Snyder Performs Engaging SOLILOQUY
by Don Grigware - Jul 24, 2017

Actor/singer James Snyder premiered his touring cabaret show Soliloquy at the Catalina Jazz Club under the prolific banner Chris Isaacson Presents Thursday July 20. Snyder is one of those handsome Broadway leading men whose magnetic appeal is greatly assisted not only by boyish charm but more importantly by an infectiously off beat sense of humor, unpredictability...and... he has one of the most beautifully powerhouse tenor/baritone voices onstage anywhere. I can only think of one or two others who fill the bill as completely well as Snyder. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2017
by - Jul 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger Brings Solo Concert to Madison
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Andrew Keenan-Bolger,actor, director, author and filmmaker brings his solo concert to Madison! He recently starred as "Jesse Tuck" in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway and created the role of "Crutchie" in the Original Broadway Cast of Newsies and in the record-breaking film, Newsies: The Broadway Musical. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre By The Sea's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Full of Fairy-Tale Enchantment
by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 22, 2017

Undoubtedly Beauty and the Beast will prove a sure-fire hit for Theatre By The Sea this summer, and audience members of any age are certain to fall under its spell. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Jul 22, 2017

Great actors immerse themselves in their character such that one cannot consider anyone else playing the role. They study the writer's words to develop a full sense of character; bringing to life every shade and every nuance. Could you conceive anyone else but Pacino playing Michael Corleone or anyone else but Streep in SOPHIE'S CHOICE? No, of course not. (more...)

GREAT COMET's Josh Groban to Headline Benefit for The Broad Stage This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the multiplatinum singer and songwriter Josh Groban, at The Broad Stage's intimate 500-seat venue. The concert will be headlining The Broad Stage's 10th Season Celebration on Thursday, September 14. (more...)

The Zazzali Sisters Team Up with Rozi Baker to Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Eva and Valentina Zazzali, will be performing with Broadway, TV & film's top talent this Sunday, July 23 at 9:30pm, singing 'I Know It's Today' from Shrek the Musical with Rozi Baker (Shrek, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde) in Tim Realbuto & Friends Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Extra, Extra!' NEWSIES is a Runaway Hit at Red Mountain Theatre.
by David Edward Perry - Jul 21, 2017

'Newsies' is an pulse pumping musical that inspires you to stand up for what's right and fight for a cause you believe in. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Riley Thomas' CONVICTED in Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Dark Prophet Productions in association with Broadway Bound Theatre Festival are pleased to share some exclusive rehearsal photos of the world premiere of CONVICTED, written and directed by Riley Thomas. CONVICTED will play Fri, Aug 4th at 12:30pm, Fri, Aug 11th at 7:30pm, and Mon, Aug 14th at 4:00pm, at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003). Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) and are available at or by calling 646-395-4310. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 21st, 2017 - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: An all-star cast brings SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM to The Hollywood Bowl this weekend! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Previews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Urbandale Community Theatre
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 21, 2017

For the past two decades, Urbandale Community Theatre has been entertaining the local community with an annual summer musical theatre production. This tradition continues this year with a new production of Guys and Dolls running July 21 - 30, 2017. Guys and Dolls, the 1950 Frank Loesser production that has been a staple of American musical theatre since its debut, also continues Urbandale Community Theatre's tradition of utilizing a volunteer cast, crew, and orchestra in combination with a professional production team to create a polished theatrical experience that reaches all areas of the Urbandale community. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre By The Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is currently playing at Theatre By The Sea, in Wakefield, RI, through August 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of DOG SEES GOD
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Interview with Executive Producers Joey Maya Safchik, Chandler David, Judy Durkin, and Charlotte Weinman of DOG SEES GOD at The Blank Theater (more...)

BWW Interview: Behind the Scenes with Lara Ganz's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 20, 2017

Theatre Palisades Youth invites you to 'be their guest' for a special presentation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. opening July 28th at Pierson Playhouse in Pacific Palisades. Forty members of the youth theatre group are getting ready to tell the tale of an adventurous young girl and a prince trapped under a spell who find that the power of love can overcome any evil. Director Lara Ganz helms the production and lets us in on the behind-the-scenes workings in this charming interview. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2017
by - Jul 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 20th, 2017 - CURVY WIDOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CURVY WIDOW, starring Nancy Opel, begins Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

BWW Previews: WEEKENDER in Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jul 20, 2017

It's a busy weekend full of family fun on Soda City stages! (more...)

Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Opening tonight in Gallatin is Scott Seidl and Stephen Kummer's Civil War musical Across the Lines, running through Saturday night at CenterStage, 250 Hancock Street. The new musical, based on a true story drawn from the letters of Captain Robert A. Ragan and his memoir Escape From East Tennessee to the Federal Lines, continues its development with the three performances which feature a cast of local artists who bring the various characters in the story to life. (more...)

Upcoming Nashville Theater Auditions (7/20/17)
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. (more...)

Photo Flash: Aurora Theatre presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Based on the Victor Hugo novel, this epic musical traces the journey of Quasimodo, a deformed bell ringer in a cold, cathedral tower as he discovers his inner strength. His guardian, Archdeacon Frollo, seethes as all of Paris readies for the annual Feast of Fools. Frollo becomes obsessed with scouring the Gypsies from the city, even as he lusts after the beautiful dancer Esmeralda. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

Peanut Gallery Players presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", the stage musical adaptation of the full-length animated classic movie will come alive on the Meadow Brook Theatre stage on August 3, 4 and 5.  Peanut Gallery Players, a 501(c)(3) non-profit children's theatre training program, invites the public to "Be Our Guest" and watch what over 76 actors, singers and dancers ages 6-18 from Oakland and Macomb Counties have been rehearsing for since June. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Documentary on Oscar-Winning Lyricist Howard Ashman
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The life of Oscar-winning lyricist  Howard Ashman, the creative force behind the hit musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and such Disney classics as THE LITTLE MERMAID, Beauty and the Beast and ALADDIN, is chronicled in film maker Don Hahn's new documentary. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2017
by - Jul 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Holly Twyford, Florence Lacey to Star in Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. (more...)

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Announces Opening Night of 90th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The first production of the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's 90th Anniversary Season is Disney's Beauty and the Beast - opening on Saturday, July 22 at 8:00 pm at the Arts United Center. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at South Bend Civic Theatre
by Marlon Deleon - Jul 18, 2017

For a performance run that spans multiple weekends, the first weekend is often accepted as a wrinkly weekend...acknowledging some things still need to be ironed out. Recognizing that this is the first production to open at 403 N. Main Street since Aaron Nichols stepped in as Executive Director (different from the previous alignment of a tag team Managing and Artistic Directors) also deems it necessary to say that this season was selected before Nichols took charge. He was indeed actively involved before, but to accurately evaluate his effectiveness, he would need to stay in this role through the beginning of the 2020 season (ironic, yet fitting, for a target of hindsight evaluation). (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with *CARDED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "*CARDED by Theatreworks USA" on Tuesday, August 1st at 9:30pm. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival Presents FALSTAFF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017
by - Jul 18, 2017

Hottest Articles on 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Announces Summer Intensive Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

]EMILY LOSCOCCO, former principal dancer of Festival Ballet Providence, PHILLIP BROOMHEAD, former principal dancer of the Houston Ballet and the Royal Ballet, and BETSY McBRIDE of American Ballet Theatre, and SIMON WEXLER former principal dancer of Texas Ballet Theatre will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Anthony Van Laast Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Marianka Swain - Jul 17, 2017

Choreographer Anthony Van Laast has worked extensively on both stage and screen, from Mamma Mia! and Bombay Dreams to Harry Potter. His latest project, the life action version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. (more...)

BWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Onstage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Repertory Philippines will present Beauty and the Beast at the Onstage Theater as part of its Children's Theater series.  (more...)

Puttin' on Productions Brings Broadway to the South Bay with Lionel Bart's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Leading theatrical group Puttin' on Productions (POPs) produces musical theater experiences featuring top young actors in professional level productions for all ages. (more...)

BWW Review: Ritz Theater Brings BEAUTY & THE BEAST to South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Jul 17, 2017

Hats off to this community theater for hitting a home run with an impressive production of a massive show. (more...)

Revisit the 1960s at the Open Air Theatre with HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical 'Hair', often hailed as the father of modern rock musicals, is up next at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. Set for 6 performances, 'Hair' will be performed from July 21 through July 30, 2017 with performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Julia Lederer Makes SummerWorks Debut with REALITY THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Reality and fantasy blur for a woman playing a spoon in Beauty and the Beast. A man reconsiders a contract signed in blood. The World Wide Web disappears into thin air. Julia Lederer's Reality Theatre is a fast moving collection of short, interwoven plays that explore our anxieties about change, the acceleration of technology, and maintaining human relationships in a world quickly becoming less and less human. (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Menken Performs Medleys of Disney Favorites at D23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

TANGLED star Zachary Levi introduced Tony and Oscar Award winning composer Alan Menken to an enthusiastic audience of Disney fans at this weekend's D23 Expo held in Anaheim, CA. (more...)

VIDEO: Susan Egan Performs BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's 'Something There' & More at D23 Expo
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At the D23 Expo held over the weekend in Anaheim, CA, Broadway alum Susan Egan (CABARET, STATE FAIR) performed 'Something There' from Beauty and the Beast and 'I Won't Say' from HERCULES. Check out both performances below! (more...)

Voices Behind Disney Princesses Unite to Tease RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Disney recently announced at the D23 Expo that the sequel to WRECK IT RALPH, RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, will include cameos from nearly every Disney princess, news that almost did indeed break the internet. The panel then decided to test the mettle of audience members by bringing out the voices of enough Disney princesses to flood the stage with starlight. (more...)

BWW Interview: A 'Prolific' Summer: Catching up with James Whiteside
by Christina Pandolfi - Jul 16, 2017

To leave a permanent mark on the cultural landscape is a lifelong motivation for any artist. But for accomplished American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer James Whiteside, one medium simply can't contain his high-watt creativity. As a pop singer, choreographer, and storyteller, James seems to find inspiration wherever he goes. (more...)

More Than 100 E-Book Deals From 99¬Ę - $4.99!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 16, 2017

Want some new books to curl up with this summer? Check out some of the fantastic e-books currently on sale!! The publishers have made it really easy to stock up--and a lot of books have the ENTIRE SERIES on sale, so you can buy them in one swoop without hurting your wallet too much!!! (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN North American Tour Celebrates 100 Performances in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

The National Tour of Aladdin proudly celebrated their 100th performance in Chicago. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show¬†features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar¬ģwinner¬†Alan Menken¬†(Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner¬†Howard Ashman¬†(Beauty and the Beast,¬†The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner¬†Tim Rice¬†(Evita,¬†Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee¬†Chad Beguelin¬†(The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner¬†Casey Nicholaw¬†(The Book of Mormon,Something Rotten!).¬†¬† (more...)

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