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The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, NETworks presentation of DISNEYíS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, returns to Chicago! Based on the Academy Award- winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. Hailed by the Chicago SunTimes as ďwarm and winning performances, a tuneful score, and real heart,Ē the classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including ďBe Our GuestĒ and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of DISNEYíS BEAUTY AND THE

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BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - East Meets West-4 Directors Talk About Directing Kids and Teens
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - Jul 27, 2016

Directing Kids and Teens sounds like a very difficult job, but for these 4 directors, the task is very easy. Cheryl Baxter-Ratliff  (Los Angeles), Joel & Christine Seger (Massachusetts), and Kelley Manson (Massachusetts) have had their fair share of young adult productions to be proud of.  No matter what coast they are from, they all can agree that kids and teens are "sponges" that can soak up information and that they do not have any bad habits they need to break on stage. They also talk about their beginnings in directing kids and teens, memorable moments thus far in their directing, and more. Read my Q&A below to see what they said.  (more...)

Tony Nominee Josh Gad to Guest Co-Host LIVE WITH KELLY
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

'LIVE WITH KELLY' has announced that Tony nominee Josh Gad will guest co-host the show on Tuesday, August 2nd and Wednesday, August 4th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kara Lindsay, Nicolas Dromard and More in NCT's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Based on the popular Disney movie of the same name, Mary Poppins tells the story of a mysterious English nanny sent to straighten out the children of the Banks family. The young nanny takes the children on a series of adventures while solving their problems in the most peculiar ways. A touch of magic and a spoonful of sugar transform the Banks family and teach all of us a lesson or two along the way. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

Oscar Winner Alan Menken Co-Scores Music for Summer Comedy SAUSAGE PARTY
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Eight-time Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Emmy-nominated composer Christopher Lennertz (Supernatural, Horrible Bosses) co-score Sony Entertainment's SAUSAGE PARTY. (more...)

Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell, Broadway's Taylor Louderman and More Join JDRF to Fight Diabetes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today the appointment of nine celebrities to its 2016 Celebrity Ambassadors Program. These new ambassadors are positive role models and leaders in television, music, sports and theater, who share a common passion for JDRF's mission and a commitment to T1D advocacy. (more...)

Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway to Continue Crown & Anchor Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA with Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway in Concert. (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center Announces its 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Red House Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2016-17 Main Stage Season which features a high-flying mix of musicals, plays and performances. This will be a season of exciting transition for the organization as it prepares to move operations from its current home to the new Redhouse @ City Center. There is so much excitement in store for the Syracuse Community! Samara Hannah, Acting Executive Director commented "We are thrilled to present an array of productions, from Tony Award-winning classics, to those packed with drama and comedy to tickle your funny bone. One thing is for sure, this season is not to be missed!" (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ON YOUR FEET!'s New 'Emilio' - Ektor Rivera!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Puerto Rican performer Ektor Rivera - winner of the Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Simon Fuller reality series 'Q'Viva! The Chosen' - recently made¬†his Broadway debut as Emilio Estefan in ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY¬†winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY¬†winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. Rivera joins Theater World Award-winning Cuban-American actress Ana Villafa√Īe¬†as Gloria Estefan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at him in action below! (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Actors, Musicians, Television Personalities And Professional Athletes Join JDRF And Unite In The Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Disney's MOANA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Among 7 New Releases Announced for Dolby Cinema
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The upcoming titles include Disney's Pete's Dragon, due out August 12, 2016; Marvel's Doctor Strange, due out November 4, 2016; Disney's Moana, due out November 23, 2016; (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN at Capitol Theatre, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Disney's¬†Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the classic Academy Award¬ģ-winning animated film, will premiere¬†Thursday 11 August 2016¬†at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 24
by Audition Roundup - Jul 24, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 24, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/22/16- Alan Menken
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Alan Menken! For Disney, Menken has scored The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, each of which won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, and Tangled. Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists including Howard Ashman,Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. On Broadway, Menken has composed for The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, King David, Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, and Newsies. His most recent Broadway project, Aladdin, is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Alan Menken!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 22, 2016

Today's big news: The new Beauty and the Beast movie previews tonight on Disney Channel, and SUMMER SHORTS 2016 kicks off at 59E59 today!  (more...)

New Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2016-17 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals as part of the Broadway Close up series giving theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love, with compelling performances along with eye-opening interviews. (more...)

Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, August 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on Beauty and the Beast, airing on THE CW on Thursday, August 11, 2016! (more...)

BWW Interview: Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Actor Obioma Ugoala has appeared in numerous RSC productions, including Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & II and Henry V, as well Holy Warriors at the Globe and The Physicists at the Donmar. His screen credits include Doctors on the BBC and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. He has recently joined the West End cast of Motown the Musical, playing soul legend Smokey Robinson. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Preview Set for ELENA OF AVALOR Premiere on Disney Channel, 7/22
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The premiere of ELENA OF AVALOR the highly anticipated animated series that introduces a princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures, will be presented simultaneously with limited interruption on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, and will include special previews of upcoming Disney feature films (more...)

Full Casting Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Full casting is confirmed for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to the Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 14 until Saturday 19 November 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

The Wick Theatre Sets 2016/17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Wick Theatre's 2016/2017 Season: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Starring Broadway's Andrea McArdle October 13 - November 6 A musical comedy by master of the genre Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. The hit musical about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Don't worry, there's a happy ending. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Names Faculty for Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN and PHILLIP BROOMHEAD will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive from August 1-5, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sam Weber - Selling Out: the Costs and Benefits of Commerciality 
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - Jul 18, 2016

Since you're on Broadway World, chances are you're the type of person who is familiar with the concept of artist merit.  By that, I mean you're the person who appreciates the lengthy productions of Sunday in the Park with George just as much if not more (let's face it, way more) than you do a spunky production of familiar shows like Footloose or Grease (god bless those good old high school staples).  You're also probably the person who, although you secretly live every time you hear "Defying Gravity", is so over those mainstream shows.  Many college students would much rather revive Applause than they would something like Beauty and the Beast, but when you're breaking into the business or just starting out in production, finding the original artistic value in those "over-exposed" shows might be just what you need to build a reputation. (more...)

Writing a New Musical? Apply for BMI's Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The application deadline is end of day on Monday, August 15, 2016. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 17, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 17
by Audition Roundup - Jul 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 17, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 17, 2016
by - Jul 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2016
by - Jul 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims onto Stage at Cabrillo Music Theatre on July 15th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

When The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, it not only became one of the most popular Disney films to date, it was also the very first animated musical to use Broadway composers for its music - changing the direction of animated movies forever. Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with The Little Mermaid, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Mary Poppins, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, August 4, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on Beauty and the Beast, airing on THE CW on Thursday, August 4, 2016! (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meggie Cansler - Inspire to Change the World
by Guest Blogger: Meggie Cansler - Jul 15, 2016

Transcendence Theatre Company is more than just a night at the theatre. Our Mission is "to create transcendent experiences that inspire others to go beyond the usual limits and change the world in extraordinary ways." (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Set to Return to Sydney Next Week for 10 Days Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

After making waves across the country, cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors returns home to Sydney next week for its penultimate season. With a slew of recently announced Helpmann Award nominations including Best Male Actor in a Musical, Best Female Actor in a Musical, Best Director of a Musical and Best Choreography in a Musical, this production has received rave reviews in every major Australian capital city. Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production lands at Sydney's Roslyn Packer Theatre for 12 days only before concluding its run in Perth. (more...)

Bloom & Wolf's INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL to Play MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF) presents Insomnia with music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and book by Theo Wolf. Ovi Vargas directs a cast of seven, including Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland* (Bway: The Music Man, Peter Pan). Insomnia is being staged at the Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street in New York City from August 2-7, 2016. (more...)

Mainstage at Upper Darby Summer Stage Sets NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Upper Darby Summer Stage proudly presents its crown jewel of the 41st season, the mainstage production, "Nice Work If You Can Get It" on July 29, 30 and August 5, 6 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 45th summer season with an innovative, large-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Beauty and The Barber? Susan Egan and Len Cariou Visit CAGNEY
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

Broadway's original Belle and Sweeney Todd pay visits to see the tough guy in tap shoes. (more...)

Grammy Winner Toni Braxton to Receive 2016 BMI President's Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Toni Braxton will be honored with the BMI President's Award in recognition of her distinguished career and substantial influence on popular music over last 25 years. (more...)

Wicked Star Sam Lupton Joins Rhydian In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS UK Tour
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

Full casting has been announced for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to theatres across the UK in a brand new tour for 2016, opening at Bournemouth Pavilion on Thursday 4 August 2016. There will be a press night at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 23 August. (more...)

PCPA Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

In what Artistic Director Mark Booher calls "A Season of Massive Humanity," PCPA's 53rd season begins with the family favorite Disney's Beauty and the Beast playing from November 3 - December 23 in the Marian Theatre. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild to Stage LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Windham Theatre Guild is excited to present live on stage Little Shop of Horrors opening Friday, July 22nd at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic. (more...)

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