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Alan Menken and Stars of A BRONX TALE to Celebrate Cast Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM. (more...)

BORN TO DANCE and ENCORE Stage Shows Set Sail on Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Two new Broadway-style stage shows offered to Princess Cruises guests are receiving rave reviews - 'Born to Dance,' the latest show to debut in the cruise line's Stephen Schwartz partnership and 'Encore,' based on the highly popular opera performance 'Bravo.' (more...)

Newest Princess Cruises Stage Shows Receive Rave Reviews Amongst Guests
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winnerChristopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

Pipeline Theatre Co. Announces New Musical FOLK WANDERING by Jaclyn Backhaus, Andrew Neisler, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Pipeline Theatre Company (Ari Schrier, Artistic Director; Natalie Gershtein, Producing Director) is proud toannounce the world premiere production of Folk Wandering, a new musical conceived by Jaclyn Backhaus (Men on Boats) and Andrew Neisler(Clown Bar), featuring a book and lyrics by Backhaus and music and additional lyrics by collaborating composers Blake Allen (Boston|Nebraska),Mike Brun (Music Director, Mr. Burns), Andrew R. Butler (Finn the Fearless), Joel Esher (PharmaBro: an American Douchical!), Alex Fast (The Drawer Boy), Jo Lampert (Joan of Arc: Into The Fire), Barrie McLain (you'll still call me by name), Annie Tippe (Director, Ghost Quartet), and Dominique Toney ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"). Set to premiere in early 2018, Neisler will direct. (more...)

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights for COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions (Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost) announced that theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured the worldwide licensing rights to Irene Sankoff & David Hein's COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring; Pre-Order Now!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE will be released by Ghostlight Records, beginning March 24, 2017. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES is Latest Benefit Production in Broadway Comes to the Cape
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Broadway Comes To The Cape will bring the Broadway musical Rock Of Ages to Cape Cod for the first time this summer.  Broadway Comes To The Cape, which is a benefit for Cape Cod Child Development and Cape Conservatory, presents the hit musical which ended its 6 year Broadway run last year.  The production will bring both New York and local talent to the Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis.  (more...)

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Has His Tickets to COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Toronto Metro News is reporting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon be on his way to Broadway to see one of theatre's newcomers COME FROM AWAY. Trudeau tweeted that he has tickets for himself and his wife on March 15 and he is looking forward 'to showing New Yorkers Canada at its best.' (more...)

'Ashling' Set for Publication in April 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Irish author Mary Mack connects seemingly random threads from Ireland's early history, global mythology, dragons, elves, giants, gods and angels, geology, quantum physics, Greek literature, and biblical accounts of Earth's beginnings, and has woven them into a fascinating tale for all ages. The feature-length script which 'Ashling' is based upon, won Best Fantasy Screenplay at the 2015 Table Read My Screenplay contest, out of nearly 1,000 entries worldwide. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage Announce Next Stop for Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage are pleased to announce the world premiere stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will head to its next destination as part of Hartford Stage's 2017-2018 season. Helmed by two-time Tony Award nominee Emily Mann and adapted by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will run at Hartford Stage in spring, 2018.  (more...)

Ancient & Epic Tales Named Finalist in INDIES Book of the Year Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

August House is pleased to announce that Foreword Reviews has selected Ancient and Epic Tales as a finalist for their Annual INDIES Book of the Year Awards for Children's Books. This prestigious award honors the top books published each year by independent presses other than the powerful Big Five publishing houses. The winners of the INDIES Book of the Year Awards will be announced on June 24th at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Chicago. (more...)

Guerilla Opera To Play Greatest Hits In Honor Of 10th Anniversary, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at its 10th Anniversary Celebration in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138! Join your host Allegra Libonati, Stage Director of upcoming “Play: the Game—or—Game: the Play” and Boston Lyric Opera's recent “The Rakes Progress,” at 6:00pm  for mingling, appetizers and a cash bar, and mezmerizing performances from Guerilla Opera's “relentlesly inventive” ensemble. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY to Play Winnipeg in January 2018, Prior to Toronto 2018 Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Canadian-written new musical COME FROM AWAY, a sold-out smash hit in Toronto and newly opened to great reviews and sold-out houses on Broadway, is set to take Winnipeg by storm, filling in the much-anticipated Royal MTC Mainstage Slot Three for the 2017/18 season. (more...)

Guerilla Opera Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Greatest Hits, Experimental Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at its 10th Anniversary Celebration in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138! Join your host Allegra Libonati, Stage Director of upcoming "Play: the Game-or-Game: the Play" and Boston Lyric Opera's recent "The Rakes Progress," at 6:00pm  for mingling, appetizers and a cash bar, and mezmerizing performances from Guerilla Opera's "relentlesly inventive" ensemble. General admission for this event is $20.00 and can be purchased online at cluboberon.com, by phone at 617-547-8300 and at-the-door 1 hour before curtain at the OBERON. (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...)

Dave Malloy, Rick Burkhardt and Alec Duffy's Annual SCHUBERTIAD Coming to JACK This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Join the creators of the OBIE-winning play Three Pianos for their now-annual boozy Schubertiad with special guests, in a benefit to support JACK's artistic and community efforts, at JACK on April 3, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Company Will Sign Cast Recordings and Perform at Barnes & Noble on April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY will celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St at Lexington Avenue) on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 4.30 PM. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the COME FROM AWAY cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, March 19, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, March 19, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Hopeful MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Leaves the Station at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center presents the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running now through April 2, 2017. An iconic classic, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express has thrilled mystery lovers from the page, the screen, and over the airwaves since its publication in 1934. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Costume Designer William Ivey Long
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center presents the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running now through April 2, 2017. An iconic classic, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express has thrilled mystery lovers from the page, the screen, and over the airwaves since its publication in 1934. Below, go behind the scenes with acclaimed costume designer William Ivey Long! (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, March 19, 2017
by - Mar 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, March 19, 2017! (more...)

Review Roundup: COME FROM AWAY Lands on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 12, 2017

COME FROM AWAY opens tonight on Broadway, officially sharing the tale of a remarkable little town in Newfoundland with theatre goers. (more...)

42ND STREET to Bring Classic Song & Dance Fable to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd Street comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. (more...)

Full 2018 Mirvish Season Announced: COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

After a sold-out, standing-room-only Toronto engagement from November 2016, through January 2017, COME FROM AWAY will return to Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre in a new Canadian production beginning performances Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (more...)

Rush Ticket Policy Will Continue Through Run SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Hot off last week's historic opening night, the producers of Sunday in the Park with George are pleased to announce the show will continue to offer a limited number of tickets $41 each, to celebrate the re-opening of Hudson Theatre as it becomes Broadway's 41st theater.  All $41 tickets will be available at Hudson Theatre box office (139-141 West 44th Street) on the day of the performance when the box office opens. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Plane Has Landed! First Look at Jenn Colella and More in COME FROM AWAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The new Broadway musical Come From Away is currently in previews at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and officially opens Sunday, March 12, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Stars Celebrate at After Party
by Walter McBride - Feb 25, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway revival of the New York City Center production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George just re-opened the historic Hudson Theatre (139-141 West 44th Street) last night, for a 10-week engagement. Directed by Sarna Lapine, performances will play through Sunday, April 23rd. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate the opening night at the starry after party. Go inside the big night below! (more...)

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at the La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 25, 2017

'Freaky Friday' at the La Jolla Playhouse is plaing through March 19th (more...)

BWW Review: Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal Star In A Glorious SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2017

Inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillism masterwork 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,' the authors explore how 'the art of making art' can be less about applying paint to a canvas as it is about applying a signature to a check. (more...)

Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, and More Complete the Cast of THE TREATMENT at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Joining Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in THE TREATMENT will be Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas. The Treatment begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 10 June. (more...)

Beloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to the State Theatre in Easton today, February 24.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: Richard Ridge Chats Up the Stars at Opening Night of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (in his Broadway musical debut) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford lead the all-star cast of an extremely limited engagement of Stephen Sondheim and George Lapine's, 'Sunday in the Park with George'. The revival had its opening night tonight and Richard Ridge was on the scene to catch all the action on the red carpet pre-show. See all of Richard's red carpet chats with the stars below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates Cast Album Release with CD Signing at Barnes and Noble
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 7, 2017

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY celebrated the release of the original Broadway cast recording of Come From Away with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the Come From Away cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

Breaking News: The Prince Finds His Court- Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck, Janet Dacal, Brandon Uranowitz & More Will Star in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration, produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment, that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince.  (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for An Evening with Neil Gaiman in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that single tickets for An Evening with Neil Gaiman will go on sale Monday, (more...)


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SUNSET BOULEVARD's Michael Xavier Joins the Court for PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Ally to Welcome MIZ WASHINGTON Playwright James Ijames
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Ally is thrilled to welcome Miz Washington playwright and 2017 Whiting Award Winner, James Ijames to the show on Sunday, April 30th. James will participate in a post-show talkback with the cast after the 3PM Matinee. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal-Led SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Will Get Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The producers of the hit Broadway revival of New York City Center's production Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, announced today that the show will live on past its critically acclaimed, sold-out limited engagement, with a cast album to be released this summer by Warner Music Group. (more...)

Guerilla Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Concert in OBERON, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Guerilla Opera plays its greatest hits and looks forward on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at its 10th Anniversary Celebration concert in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA! Join host Allegra Libonati and familiar members of Guerilla Opera's “relentlessly inventive” ensemble at 6:00pm for mingling, appetizers and a cash bar. General admission for this event is $20.00 and can be purchased online at cluboberon.com, by phone at 617-547-8300 and at-the-door 1 hour before curtain at the OBERON. (more...)

Jenn Colella and Real Life COME FROM AWAY Pilot Beverley Bass Chat Bond Between Performer and Character Inspiration
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2017

COME FROM AWAY is a story that touches on many lives, but a select few in particular. For the most part, the characters represent a collection of individuals, but one character in particular is based on a remarkable woman. Jenn Colella portrays Beverley Bass, a female pilot and an all-around pioneer. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 17th, 2017 - GROUNDHOG DAY Starts the Clock and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Despite Andy Karl's weekend injury, GROUNDHOG DAY officially starts the clock on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Broadway By Design: Beowulf Boritt and Toni-Leslie James Bring COME FROM AWAY from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 16, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Beowulf Boritt and Toni-Leslie James , who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's big story about a small town, COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

Steve Copling Launches New YA Fantasy Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Brown Books Publishing Group is proud to announce the publication of Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares by Steve Copling. A crime novelist and veteran in law enforcement, this is Copling's first foray into young adult fantasy and serves as the foundation for a seven-book series. (more...)

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