Beauty and the Beast on Tour


GTA Flies to Neverland to Learn the Origin of Peter and the Lost Boys in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

In a few weeks, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance invites audiences to rediscover the magic of Neverland in a production of the Tony-Award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher. The adventure runs April 11 to 22 at UNG's Ed Cabell Theatre. Tickets are going fast, and like GTA's November production of Beauty and the Beast, the show is expected to sell out before opening.  Waiting list tickets are still available. (more...)

Rachel Resheff Joins Cast of Live Action Fairy Tale Musical THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES
by Movies News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Broadway sweetheart, Rachel Resheff, joins the cast of live action fairy tale musical, THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES! (more...)

SISTER ACT On Tour Comes to Manila, 6/27-7/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Ovation Productions proudly announces its new theatrical offering: the Broadway and West End smash musical comedy SISTER ACT, which is based on the hit 1992 film. Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment, and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, the production will run at The Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City from June 27 up to July 9, 2017. (more...)

Sydney Season Marks A Whole New World With Disney's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

It's been a whole new world for Disney's Aladdin as the multi-award winning hit Broadway musical has been seen by more than 450,000 people at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Cast Change Ahead of First Anniversary; Matthew Croke to Make West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Matthew Croke will star in the title role of Aladdin as the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film approaches its first birthday in the West End. Jade Ewen will continue in the role of Jasmine and Trevor Dion Nicholas, who made his London stage debut as Genie, remains in the role. (more...)

FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY: A MUSICAL REVIEW (OF SORTS) Continues Its Journey with a Stage Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of "From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Review (of sorts)" with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  This free reading, featuring a cast of seven and directed by Melissa Martin, will be held on Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Stage (off the WALL productions), 25 West Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/21/2017 - 3/28/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/21/2017 - 3/28/2017. (more...)

Casting and Creative Team Announced for St. Louis Premiere of DIRTY DANCING ¬Ė THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today that Christopher Tierney and Bronwyn Reed will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman in the St. Louis premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. (more...)

High School Productions of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, LES MISERABLES, BIG FISH Among Nominees for 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today, ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - in a live-streaming broadcast on GPB.org. (more...)

2017 Nominees Announced for Shuler Hensley Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - in a live streaming broadcast on GPB.org. 35 public and private schools from throughout the state were nominated in 17 categories. The awards show is the culmination of a year-long professional development program, and will showcase the next generation of Georgia's musical theatre talent. Presented by the Georgia Lottery, the awards show will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) over its nine-station statewide television network live from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20, 2017 from 7-9 pm. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Announces Cast for CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Cabaret, one of the great Broadway musicals of all time, begins previews at Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster on May 4 and opens on May 7 for a run that continues through June 4. (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's FREAKY FRIDAY
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 27, 2017

For this episode, we take a deep dive into the new Disney musical FREAKY FRIDAY , which was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressely for licensing to professional and then amateur theatres. Cast member Jason SweetTooth Williams moderates a chat--recorded backstage at La Jolla Playhouse--with the show's two stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. (more...)

RAGTIME, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Berkeley Playhouse Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy and Producing Artistic Director Kimberly Dooley announced today that the 10th anniversary season of the award-winning theater company for all ages includes an East Bay premiere, its first staging of an acclaimed American musical, and a return of one of the biggest hits in the company's 10-year history. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 27th, 2017 - John Leguizamo, Kenny Leon and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Both CHURCH & STATE and John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS open Off-Broadway tonight, and SDC Foundation's Mr. Abbott Award ceremony honors Kenny Leon! (more...)

BWW Preview: CityRep Presents Audra McDonald In a One-Night Only Concert at OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center
by Ronn Burton - Mar 27, 2017

CityRep, Oklahoma's award-winning professional theatre, is proud to present six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in a one-night only Broadway Concert event. This extraordinary evening marks Ms. McDonald's Oklahoma premiere. BroadwayWorld chatted with CityRep Founding Artistic Director Donald Jordan to find out just what it takes to bring a Broadway superstar to the heartland. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Mar 27, 2017

For lovers of the Disney genre, this is enjoyable and should leave people smiling. (more...)

BWW Article: Nicolas King and Mike Renzi Pair Up to Tell a Familiar Story with New Album ON ANOTHER NOTE
by Gianluca Russo - Mar 27, 2017

When Liza Minnelli tells showbiz, "Look out¬Ö here comes Nicolas King," you know this performer is the real deal. Having toured with Minnelli and appeared in three Broadway shows by the time he was a teenager, King is no stranger to showmanship and storytelling. Now, he has partnered with legendary jazz pianist and music director Mike Renzi to release his new album, ON ANOTHER NOTE, a collection of rich jazz standards that follow the plot of a love story. (more...)

DISNEYLAND PARIS Launches 25th Anniversary Celebration With Sparkling Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Disneyland¬ģ Paris sparkled with the launch of its historic 25th Anniversary with a day filled with extraordinary events. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Original Stage and Screen Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Where are They Now?
by Rachel Crawford - Mar 26, 2017

The first Beauty and the Beast came out in 1991 and starred both new and veteran actors and actresses. The Disney classic was so successful it transferred to the stage only three years later and had an exceptional run on Broadway for over 10 years. The talented actors of both stage and screen have gone on to add other great roles to their list of credits. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Still Holding Box Office Lead
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

After a record-breaking opening weekend, Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast has yet to relinquish its hold on box office lead. In its opening weekend the film made $170 million domestically, an historical record for any March opening. Worldwide the film made $180 million, bringing total opening grosses to $350 million. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 24th, 2017 - SWEAT, VANITY FAIR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: SWEAT opens on Broadway this Sunday, and the world premiere of VANITY FAIR starts tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Cross $500 Million at Global Box Office
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Internationally, the film took in an additional $17.8 million on Thursday, bringing its overseas sum to $262 million and worldwide total to $490.6 million. The site predicts the movie will easily cross the $500 million mark worldwide today. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come¬Ö (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

West End's Chloe Taylor Adds Touch of Magic to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Epstein Theatre has announced the full casting for its first ever Shakespeare production. (more...)

The Philippines' Elha Nympha, Noel Comia Jr. Cover BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

As Walt Disney's ¬ďBeauty and the Beast¬Ē waltzes its way to the top of the box office, professional singers and netizens alike continue to create countless viral covers of the classic title song from the movie. The latest take on the iconic track ¬ďBeauty and the Beast¬Ē is from two of the most talented young performers from the Philippines: Elha Nympha and Noel Comia Jr. who both deliver an adorable yet heartwarming rendition of the 1992 Oscar winner for Best Original Song. The local cover, produced by MCA Music, comes out just in time for Billboard 200's Top 5 Albums debut of ¬ďBeauty and the Beast¬Ē Original Motion Picture soundtrack this week. (more...)

Gentri Tenor Trio Comes to Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

With lush, epic arrangements, dynamic three-part harmonies and dashing good looks, GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio has taken the music industry by storm since first joining forces in 2014. (more...)

BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Latest Happenings
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri - Mar 24, 2017

After countless hours of rehearsal over many months, All That Jazz, our production with the Naden Band is officially over. I am so proud of our school and the Naden band-of the Royal Canadian Navy - thought I would clarify who they were) for the amazing 2 shows we put on. It's a strange thing to have something we have spent so long getting ready for to be over in just 1 day and now we are completely moving on, it feels all too sudden. That's showbiz I guess. I must admit the nights off since we are no longer rehearsing for the show are nice. Though, we won't be missing musical rehearsals for too long; we startDisney's Beauty and the Beast rehearsals Saturday! But, like I was saying, this is the last week of real school where we have our final handwritten assignments due (and a lot of them!).  It's nice to have those nights off to finish homework or get a few extra hours of sleep, even if we do miss rehearsals. (more...)

McKay, Samonsky, Reinders, and More Sing Out SONGS OF PROTEST at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Broadway and popular music stars come together for a special performance of protest songs and political satire, Songs of Protest, on Wednesday, March 29th at 9:30 PM at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the National Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. (more...)

Hannah Elless and Ben Cook Join 54 SINGS ED SHEERAN, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Hannah Elless (Bright Star) and Ben Cook (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) have joined the cast of 54 Sings Ed Sheeran at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, April 26th. (more...)

Get In the Zone: Go in Rehearsal for MISS SAIGON and Brush Up on Broadway Actors in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

BwayZone is where Broadway gets social, and BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you some of the latest highlights straight from their feed. Get in the zone below! (more...)

The Ziegfeld Theater presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Hot on the heels of the new film release, The Ziegfeld Theater presents the stage adaptation of the beloved animated classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. In this theatrical telling, the movie score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice is expanded with soaring new melodies sure to enchant audiences of all ages. It's everything to love about the film and more in a stage spectacular. (more...)

ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that, due to popular demand, the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin will extend its stay in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) through September 10, 2017. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of HAIR In Concert, which will be presented as part of the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the first ever outdoor rock festival - the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. HAIR In Concertwill take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org   (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 3/27 - 3/31 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Mar 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 3/27 - 3/31, airing on ABC (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Lead Master Class for BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) recently held their bi-annual Master Class for the renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. The Master Class brings in celebrated composers and lyricists from the Broadway world to give feedback and critique musical theatre pieces developed by members of the esteemed workshop. Scroll down for photos, featuring writing team Alan Menken and Glenn Slater! (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out DEADPOOL/BEAUTY & THE BEAST Musical Mashup
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Below, check out a fan-made musical mashup of DEADPOOL¬†and Beauty and the Beast featuring an adult version of the rousing number ¬ďGaston¬Ē from the original musical! (more...)

VIDEO: The Who's Who of the Arts World Records 'With A Little Help From My Friends' for Americans for the Arts
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2017

Executive Producer Jonathan Estabrooks, Tony & Grammy Award-winning producer Van Dean (Broadway Records), two-time Tony-nominated Broadway producer Michael J Moritz Jr. and producer and Broadway orchestrator Charlie Rosen today announced that this past Tuesday, a Who's Who of Broadway, Hollywood, Theatre, Dance, and Music came together at the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City and Los Angeles to record and film a single of the iconic Beatles' song 'With A Little Help From My Friends' to inspire support for the arts in America. (more...)

BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL'S Jacob Young Debuts Country Concert This Weekend At The Tropicana
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

March madness is in full swing in Las Vegas.  This weekend, country western music and soap opera fans also have a reason to cheer.  Emmy-winning television star Jacob Young opens in concert at The Tropicana in the Laugh Factory Theatre on Sunday March 26 with a special 5:00 PM performance and Monday March 27 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

New Theatre Royal Set to Produce First Christmas Show Since Re-Opening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth is set to produce its first in-house Christmas production since its re-opening in 2015, with a new adaptation of the classic romantic fable - Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Gad Crashes LATE LATE SHOW with 'Beauty and the Beast' Musical Parody
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, 'Beauty and the Beast' star Josh Gad tried to sing his way into hosting the show, by crashing his monologue with a musical performance. (more...)

Follow The Yellow Brick Road To Stockport Plaza With EASTENDERS' Cheryl Fergison
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

???????Regal Entertainments are delighted to announce that their 2016 smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz will be visiting Stockport Plaza this summer from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 August and tickets are on sale now! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 22th, 2017 - THE NEW YORKERS Bows at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE NEW YORKERS kicks off tonight as part of Encores! at City Center! (more...)

Daniel C. Levine, Sarah Litzsinger, Donna Vivino and More Set for BROADWAY BACKSTAGE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2017 spring season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. (more...)

BWW Interview: El Capitan's GM Ed Collins Proudly Touts Their Exclusive BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Extras
by Gil Kaan - Mar 22, 2017

Hollywood's renown El Capitan Theatre features the exclusive pre-show complements to the newly released, live-action version of Disney's animated classic Beauty and the Beast. A curated exhibit of costumes, props and set pieces, actually used in the film, fills up two of the three theatre lobbies. Then, when you enter the auditorium, your eyes will be quite dazzled by the Swarovski crystal curtain. (more...)

Milford Arts Council presents WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council (MAC), is excited to announce a special one-night only theater event, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes, written by Neil Titley and performed by Johnson Flucker. This performance takes place April 2nd at 4 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT.  This event has cabaret seating and it is BYO-everything.  So bring a bottle of your favorite wine, a snack and enjoy this wonderful performance. (more...)

Regal Productions Launches its Eggciting Easter Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????With just over one week to go until the opening Beauty and the Beast at St Helens Theatre Royal, Regal Entertainments gave the Merseyside media a sneak preview of their egg-citing Easter panto at a press launch held at the elegant Doubletree Hotel in Liverpool. (more...)

BWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS Blends the Sweet and Strange at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Mar 22, 2017

A fantastic directorial interpretation and a dazzling cast bring lightness and charm to a deeply unusual, almost unbalanced, romantic comedy. (more...)

BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 22, 2017

To start, this article will probably not do this incredible production justice. The Engeman's latest, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical is absolutely electrifying and the Broadway caliber cast is positively glorious. This is, without a doubt, a must see for the season. And by the reaction of the sold out audience on opening night, you may want to get your tickets quickly as this runs through April 30th. (more...)

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