Beauty and the Beast on Tour


Faith Conservatory Of The Fine Arts To Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts will present the Tony Award-winning play, 'Peter and the Starcatcher,' over two weekends Jan. 20 - 29, 2017. Based on the best-selling 2006 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and adapted for the stage by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker, 'Peter and the Starcatcher' explores how a young orphan ultimately became Peter Pan. (more...)

Oldest Theater in Michigan Gets Ready for Ambitious 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

A mix of one-night concerts, new Broadway musicals and classic favorites will be on the menu when the Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan, reopens in May after several months of being closed for renovations. The Croswell, which opened in 1866, is the oldest theater in Michigan. (more...)

HAMILTON, LOVE NEVER DIES and More Slated for Broadway at The Paramount's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of superb entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a roster of shows that spans the ages, featuring familiar titles and brand new productions. Seattle Theatre Group is proud to announce the Broadway Musical, Hamilton, will play its premiere Seattle engagement and anchor the 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Cody, John Scherer and More in Starry SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Winners Announced - Mark Koeck, Laura Hodos, Karissa Barber and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Orlando winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. See photos from the recording session below! (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, THE ODD COUPLE, and More Head Up Rivertown Theaters 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts announced a diverse lineup of productions for the 2017-2018 season tonight at their annual party and fundraiser showcasing musical performances from next season's shows. (more...)

Disney Reveals Poster for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; New Preview Coming Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Today Disney revealed the new poster for the highly anticipated live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Also teased was a new preview to be shown tonight during the broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Emma Watson Sings 'Belle Reprise' in a Brand New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Trailer!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

During tonight's broadcast of THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, the Disney shared an all-new TV spot for Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/7-1/8/2017
by - Jan 8, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 8, 2017 - Sunday, January 8, 2017. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards Winners Announced - Quinton Rayford, Rainey Harris and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 6, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Memphis winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Spread the Love! SISTER ACT Plays Final Shows This Weekend at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Spread the love around! Audiences and Critics alike agree that the White Plains Performing Arts Center's production of Sister Act is a hit! Now playing until January 8, the show is a must-see. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Return to St. Louis for MUNY MAGIC AT THE SHELDON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The upcoming spring 2017 production of Muny Magic at The Sheldon will welcome popular Muny artist, Nicholas Rodriguez back to St. Louis for March 29th and 30th. (more...)

Psycho Musical Thriller INTERVIEW: A NEW MUSICAL Headed Off-Broadway This February; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Principal casting has been announced for the Off Broadway-bound Interview: A New Musical. The new Mega-Hit Psycho Musical Thriller from Korea and Japan, will premiere at the Theatre at St Clement's, where the show will begin previews February 7th, 2017, prior to a Feb 10th Opening night. (more...)

VIDEO: Disney Releases New 'Charm Her' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TV Spot & More
by Movies News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Disney has released an all-new Beauty and the Beast TV spot entitled 'Charm Her', along with a trailer featuring Emma Watson singing 'Something There.' (more...)

BWW Preview: MUSICAL AWARDS GALA 2017 at Beatrix Theater Utrecht
by Daan Fuldner - Jan 5, 2017

The new year has just started, which means that it's time for a lot of awards. One of the first awards ceremonies of the year is the Musical Awards Gala, the Dutch equivalent of the Tony Awards. This means we can look forward to a lot of upcoming prizes and special performances but most of all an amazing opportunity to get to know Dutch musical theatre. (more...)

PHOTO: New Image Emerges of Emma Watson in Belle's 'Celebration Dress'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

As Beauty and the Beast fans eagerly await the release of the highly-anticipated live-action remake of the Disney classic, hitting theaters on March 17th, a new image has emerged of the film's star Emma Watson dressed in Belle's stunning 'celebration dress.' (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards Winners Announced - Children's Theatre Company Wins 4, Guthrie Takes 3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 5, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Minneapolis winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Interview: Maine Celebrates with BWW Winners
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jan 5, 2017

There was a buzz of excitement in theatres across the country on Wednesday, January 4, as Broadway World Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso announced each region's winners in the 2016 Broadway World Audience Choice Awards. Here in Maine within seconds of the postings, congratulations and comments poured in on social media and websites. Hoping to get a measure of the reaction, we contacted all the winners and took a sampling of responses to share with everyone. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jennifer Theriot Brings Her Talents to New Orleans with THE LION KING
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 5, 2017

This week one of the most beloved Disney stories of all time opens at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. THE LION KING tells the story of Simba, a little lion who returns to his home to take his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. With colorful music written by Elton John and Tim Rice, choreography by Garth Fagan, and direction by Julie Taymor, the story comes to life on stage like nothing that's ever been seen before. Beautiful costumes, masks, and puppets that the actors use make for a gorgeous production and magical experience for the audience. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams Signs on for LOVE! I HEAR! on Valentine's Day at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Lee Roy Reams, star of 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, and countless others, will star in Love! I Hear!: Broadway's Love Letter To Valentine's Day, on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017  (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show is directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider, who produced last year's critically acclaimed Valentine's Day show, I Do! I Do! (more...)

Star Wars: Episode VIII, Blade Runner 2049 & Alien: Covenant Voted 2017's Most Anticipated Movies
by Movies News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Rotten Tomatoes, the leading online aggregator of professional movie and TV reviews, surveyed hundreds of Tomatometer-approved critics across the country this past December to forecast the 'freshest' movies of 2017. (more...)

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, BROADWAY BACKSTAGE and More Set for On Stage at Kingsborough This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 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. On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full 2016-2017 season began September 24, 2016 and runs through May 20, 2017. (more...)

Disney & ABC to Donate Up to One Million Books Through First Book Campaign
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Today, Disney and ABC announced it will donate up to one million books to First Book, a nonprofit that provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families, during its fifth annual Magic of Storytelling campaign from now through March 31. (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Offers Discounted College Student Rush Tickets for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Dive under the sea with Broadway in Atlanta as it presents the limited, five performance engagement of Disney's The Little Mermaid, a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. For any local college students looking to relive the classic Disney tale, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta offers a special $25 Student Rush Ticket price for the Atlanta engagement, playing at the Fox Theatre January 12 - 15. (more...)

Publicisits Awards to Honor Dreamworks' Jeffrey Katzenberg with Lifetime Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park heats up winter with a hothouse production of the beloved, campy classic Little Shop of Horrors, running in the Robert S. Marx Theatre Jan. 21 through Feb. 19. (more...)

Disney and ABC Launch Fifth Annual 'Magic of Storytelling' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Today, Disney and ABC announced it will donate up to one million books to First Book, a nonprofit that provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families, during its fifth annual Magic of Storytelling campaign from now through March 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Wichita Awards Winners Announced - Julia Faust Wins Two Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Wichita winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

First Look - Disney Shares New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Featurette & International Poster
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

In an all-new featurette, Emma Watson discusses playing Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, hitting theaters on March 17th. (more...)

Photo Flash: GREAT COMET Pens a Love Letter, WICKED Strikes a Sensible Pose, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features carefully crafted (and hopefully not unfaithful...) love letters at Great Comet, a couple of sensible, gentlemanly photos from Wicked both near and on the road, and some impressive artwork shared between elders! Plus check in with never to be forgotten regional talent! (more...)

A LITTLE ROOM: A NEW COMEDY Headed to Winterfest at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Backpack Theater Company has announced that after a sold-old debut run at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY, A Little Room: A New Comedy will make its New York debut in New York Theatre Festival's Winterfest for three performances only - March 6, 8 & 11, 2017 at the Hudson Guild Theater. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Will Continue Development at 5th Avenue Before Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Secret Garden, in a sensational new staging created in partnership between The 5th Avenue Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., ended an extended run on Sunday on the East Coast, and will blossom on The 5th Avenue stage in time for spring (April 14 - May 6, 2017). (more...)

Photo Flash: The Roaring Twenties Roll Into Orlando Shakespeare Theater this Spring with their Production of THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece, The Great Gatsby from February 8 - March 26, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Adapted for stage by Simon Levy, The Great Gatsby will play in repertory with William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost (February 22 - March 24, 2017). Tickets to both productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Celebrity Narrator, Surprise Guests and More Set for Starry NICK AND NORA Reunion Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. More information has recently been revealed about the exciting concert evening.  (more...)

Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps to Direct New Production of DREAMGIRLS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps will serve as Director for the upcoming production of the six-time Tony winning show when it hits the TUTS stage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston next spring. (more...)

GTA's 2/2 Stage Tour to Show Stage ¬"Magic¬" and ¬"Much Ado¬" Happening to Delight Audiences with Shakespearean Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Beginning on Valentine's Day, northeast theatre-goers will listen in on secret and hilarious conversations at a costume ball, a grand courtyard, a jail and a wedding celebration that appear and disappear in the intimate space of UNG-Gainesville's Ed Cabell Theatre.  And at 6pm, Feb. 2, GTA will offer a free peek behind the scenes to see the layers of design, direction and performance that make one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies seem like a simple, delightful romp. (more...)

Free Stage Tour Examines New Slant on the 1970s Production of GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

What happens when the biggest story in history meets the musical talent of award-winning Broadway and Disney composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose 40+ year career has included writing wildly popular music and lyrics for Wicked, Enchanted and Pocahontas? (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Rehearsals kicked off in December at New 42nd Street Studios for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). BroadwayWorld has a more in-depth peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Confirmed! Ariana Grande & John Legend to Perform Title Track for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10-time GRAMMY, Oscar¬ģ-winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/ musician John Legend are set to perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet "Beauty and the Beast" as the title track for Disney's upcoming soundtrack (more...)

'Soul to Soul' Concert Celebrates Jewish-Black Solidarity Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), in association with hip-hop icon Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier, presents a cross-cultural exploration of African-American and Yiddish music at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on Sunday January 15 at 2pm. Conceived and directed by NYTF Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, the popular concert commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017. (more...)

Ariana Grande & John Legend to Perform Title Song for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

According to Hits Daily Double, Ariana Grande and John Legend will team up for an epic duet to be featured in Disney's highly-anticipated live-action Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Yorktown Stage Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Yorktown Stage presents ¬ďBeauty and the Beast Jr' from March 3-5.¬† (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park heats up winter with a hothouse production of the beloved, campy classic Little Shop of Horrors, running in the Robert S. Marx Theatre Jan. 21 through Feb. 19. (more...)

The Global Phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - The Rock Opera Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Featuring a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway's finest rock band - The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera onSaturday, March 2 at 2pm and 8pm.  This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017
by - Jan 10, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017. (more...)

Patrick Page and More to Lead Shakespeare Workshop at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

These master instructors and top working professionals will take you from voice and text work to on-your-feet scene study and help you discover how to make Shakespeare's verse soar! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards Winners Announced - Fredericksburg Theater Company Dominates!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 San Antonio winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

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