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Shubert Theatre (New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.

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Based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg

The 1987 hit movie featuring Tom Hanks bursts onstage in this vibrant, funny and touching musical. When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin wishes he were "big" and wakes up the next morning a 30-year-old man, he discovers there's much more to being an adult than he's bargained for-and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. A witty, moving, insightful book and a dazzling, energetic, heartfelt, contemporary score make this already classic motion picture fantasy an unforgettable theatrical experience. 'Big' is satisfyingly good. The music of David Shire, the lyrics of Richard Maltby Jr., the book by Jerome Weidman and the choreography by Susan Stroman extol all the values of the grand tradition of musicals. At the Kentucky Center for the Arts.



Peedu Kass Momentum Trio Up Next as Part of Music By The Sea
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Peedu Kass Momentum Trio (Estonia), led by composer and bassist Peedu Kass, with Kristjan Randalu (piano) and Toomas Rull (drums), their adventurous rhythms and clear sound have established the trio as active members of the European music scene. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CAGNEY the Musical Celebrates Closing Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 22, 2017

CAGNEY The Musical has played to sold out audiences for 473 performances at the West Side Theatre in New York City. The Big question posed to enterprising producer Riki Kane Larimer at the closing night celebration was 'where will Broadway's Robert Creighton, (in the role he was born to play) and cast be bringing the story of James Cagney to next?'   (more...)

Drake Tops Winners of 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full Winner's List
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

The 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, was an explosive night of must-see, one-of-a-kind musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today's chart-topping artists. (more...)

Kate Rockwell Heads Back to Her Roots Tonight at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Kate Rockwell has been Broadway's blonde ingenue-with-an-attitude for the past 10 years. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/22/2017
by - May 22, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/22/2017. (more...)

Billy Bush Breaks Silence on 'Access Hollywood' Tape, Donald Trump & More
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

In a new, sweeping interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Billy Bush speaks for the very first time about the now infamous Donald Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape which contained Donald Trump making crude remarks about women and ultimately led to the firing of Bush from his job on NBC's 'Today.' (more...)

ANNIE Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 22, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a classic musical and acclaimed Shakespeare to buzzy history plays, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Amplifier Announce New Album; Watch New Music Video for 'Kosmos'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Amplifier return with their sixth and most definitive album to date, 'Trippin' With Dr Faustus', due for release via Rockosmos this June 30th. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

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


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Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, June 12, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, June 12, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, June 12, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, June 12, 2017! (more...)

Foreign Frontiers and More Coming Up This Month at Blue Note Napa
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Blue Note Napa has announced its nightclub lineup from tonight, May 22 to May 28, 2017. Scroll down for details, and visit www.bluenotenapa.com for more information! (more...)

LIVERPOOL LOVES Festival Is Back And Moves To The City Centre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Orb CIC are delighted to announce that the award-winning festival Liverpool Loves will return to the city this Summer! (more...)

Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan to Star in FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017 starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan, playing at the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 13 to Sat 17 June. (more...)

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fox Theatre today announces its 2017 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival schedule featuring family-friendly titles sure to entice both kids and those who are kids at heart. Guests will be singing a tune with sing-a-long versions of Walt Disney's animated gem "Beauty and the Beast," as well as the Julie Andrews' timeless classic "Mary Poppins." Additionally, wizards and muggles alike will be mesmerized as all eight "Harry Potter" films will be showing at the Fox Theatre with triple- and double-headers throughout August. Fan favorite Saturday AM Cartoons will be returning, and in celebration of its 75th anniversary, "Casablanca" will have fans "playing it again" with Rick and Sam. (more...)

St Helens Theatre Royal Crown Miss Royal Beauty 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

St Helens Theatre Royal is delighted to announce that Warrington student Lauren Jade Lyon has been crowned the winner of Miss Royal Beauty 2017! (more...)

bergenPAC presents SOUL ASYLUM & CRACKER, Classic Albums Live and Vic DiBitetto
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

New show on sale at bergenPAC: Soul Asylum and Cracker, Sun., July 23, 8 p.m.; Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits, Thurs., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.; Classic Albums Live: Rush – 2112, Sat., Sept. 30, 8 p.m.; Vic DiBitetto, Sat., May 19, 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

ALL OR NOTHING: The Mod Musical Comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The sensational Mod musical All or Nothing is coming to the Exeter Northcott Theatre in June. (more...)

The BIG SING 2017: New York Choral Consortium's Annual Free Sing 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Seventh Annual Free Singing Event Features a 'Mosaic Mass' of Schubert, Puccini, Gounod, Mozart, Bach, 'My Lord, What a Mornin',' 'Now I Walk in Beauty,' and Sufi Chant 'Adinu' (more...)

FAVOURITE SONGS: 'Hello, Dolly!', HELLO, DOLLY!
by Gary Naylor - May 22, 2017

Continuing our series of favourite musical theatre songs is Carol Channing's version of 'Hello, Dolly!' (more...)

Wilson Center to Honor Claire and Glenn Hackmann at The Big Event
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

A shared commitment to the power of the arts will be celebrated on Sat., June 3, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center), as Greater Milwaukee philanthropic leaders Claire and Glen Hackmann are honored with the 13th annual EDDY Award. The presentation will take place at The Big Event, which serves as the major channel through which the Wilson Center raises funds for its arts education programs that impact the lives of more than 9,000 students from Southeast Wisconsin each year. (more...)

Vanessa Racci Releases Debut Album 'Italiana Fresca'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress VANESSA RACCI takes a fresh approach to classic pop, reviving Italian-American standards associated with the likes of Dean Martin (more...)

Singer Songwriter Jake Clemons Releases New Video & Launches 'The Janine Project'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The above is the opening quote from “Janine,” the new video from Jake Clemons, created with the intention of helping and healing those affected by domestic violence. (more...)

Erick Morillo Releases 'Gone' on 20th Anniversary of His Label Subliminal Records
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Continuing his steady slew of releases on his re-launched Subliminal imprint, internationally renowned DJ and producer Erick Morillo's latest single 'Gone' is a collaborative project with Junolarc, Chris Child and Ora Solar. The track will be available to buy from the 22nd May. (more...)

WRITERS AVENUE Returns to The Courtyard in Hoxton
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

WRITERS AVENUE THEATRE COMPANY, founded by its Artistic Director, Sandra Thompson-Quartey, specialises in finding, developing and staging new plays by first-time writers.   In June 2017 Writers Avenue will be moving into the award-winning Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, London and will be programming work for the main theatre which features 130-150 seats within a highly flexible space.  (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Parasites of Apollo presents World Premiere of of HIT 'EM DOWN LOW!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Food, sex, and violence. Nothing says Chicago like the themes of Hit 'em Down Low!, the world premiere hip hopera being staged by Chicago's newest underground guerilla theatre company, Parasites of Apollo, on location, in a Home Depot parking lot. (more...)

Maurice 'Mobetta' Brown Brings His Signature Jazz Sound on the Road
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The trumpet: a famed instrument in the industry that is independently unique as it is clairvoyantly charming. Takes a certain kind person to exude the same personality that this piece of brass presents. Enter: Maurice “Mobetta” Brown. (more...)

Review Roundup: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2017

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES hits theaters this Friday, May 26th in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D. (more...)

Jennifer Cody to Star in NOISES OFF at CT Rep This June; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their second Summer Nutmeg Series production Noises Off by Michael Frayn onstage June 15-25, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, June 6, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, June 6, 2017! (more...)

Telemundo Deportes Unveils New Campaign for FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Telemundo Deportes released its first campaign for FIFA Confederations Cup and World Cup, produced in partnership with Anomaly. “Esto es Solo el Comienzo” (This is Only the Beginning), debuted yesterday across NBC Universal and the Telemundo Enterprises platforms (more...)

BWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck Happy
by Richard Sasanow - May 22, 2017

Nobody puts conductor Manfred Honeck in a corner--except, perhaps the maestro himself. For instance, the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony and frequent guest conductor in the US and Europe makes no bones about viewing himself as the quintessential mittel-european maestro, devoted to Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Richard Strauss and others of that ilk. But he's also an advocate of the music of the 21st century and works by Shankar, Stucky, Danielpour, Adamsand other newer masters. (more...)

BWW Recap: Patti Murin Reacts to the Historic BACHELORETTE Season Premiere
by Patti Murin - May 22, 2017

Bonjour, America! I currently just spent a gorgeous spring day in Paris sequestered my hotel room. Why, you ask? Because I had to watch the first episode of the new season of THE BACHELORETTE. If you're reading this, you probably would have done the same. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Steve Feeney - May 22, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse opens its 85th season on a romantic Greek island. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Annual TRU Tony Award Party
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will be hosting their annual TRU Tony Award Party / Fundraiser on Sunday, June 11, 2017 beginning at 7pm at Jack Doyle's Pub & Restaurant, 240 W. 35th Street, NYC. (more...)

Cartoon Network Orders Season 2 of BEN 10; Launches New Mobile & Console Games
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Today, Cartoon Network announced that the hit series BEN 10 has been renewed for a second season following the successful global launch about the boy with a mysterious watch. (more...)

Tina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The World Science Festival has announced complete programming for the  10th anniversary Festival, which will bring science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across the five boroughs of New York City, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Ned Averill-Snell Stands Out in Jobsite Theater's Fine Production of Israel Horovitz's GLOUCESTER BLUE
by Peter Nason - May 22, 2017

Averill-Snell's performance is dizzying in its brilliant unpredictability. The show is, too. (more...)

Doctor Exposes Flaws in Popular U.S. Dietary Guidelines
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

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The Ziegfeld Society to Present Karen Oberlin's Doris Day Tribute 'SECRET LOVE'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Ziegfeld Society will present Karen Oberlin in her acclaimed one woman show, SECRET LOVE: A Tribute to Doris Day, on Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

Renowned Dancer/Choreographer Twyla Tharp to Speak at Harlem School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) will host a conversation with Twyla Tharp, the much celebrated dancer/choreographer and founder of Twyla Tharp Dance. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 21: Christine Ebersole Gets Staunch
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

BWW Review: Titus Tackles Serious Issues at the Kennedy Center
by Keith Tittermary - May 21, 2017

The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences takes a bold leap in bringing this one man show from Red Bridge Arts in Scotland. Titus, a show recommended for audiences 12 and up tackles serious issues that unfortunately in today's society, children may face. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Drew Hirshfield Celebrates the Simple Power and Connection of Live Theatre
by Neil Shurley - May 21, 2017

The awe-inspiring spectacle of The Lion King returns to Greenville's Peace Center on May 31 for an extended run. We spoke to Drew Hirshfield, who plays Zazu in the current touring production. (more...)

Adam Ezra Group Releases Fan Produced CD
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

After channeling the elemental energy of their ever-swelling fanbase to carry out what's undoubtedly the band's most ambitious musical mission to date, Adam Ezra Groupis poised to unleash the full force of their 15th album'Hurricane Wind,' which will be released, free of charge for two weeks, through NoiseTrade on Sunday, May 21st. (more...)

BWW Interview: Valerie Vigoda Is Exploring Unknown Musical Terrain in ERNEST SHACKLTON LOVES ME
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2017

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME is the epic musical adventure starring GrooveLily's fierce and funny electro-violinist Valerie Vigoda (Striking 12), and the courageous and charismatic Wade McCollum (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). This innovative, high-tech adventure tells the story of a sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to work as a video game music composer. Unexpectedly, she is contacted across time by the famous polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton. Inspired by her music, he shares his epic Antarctic journey with her in video and song. Against all odds, they discover that their greatest inspiration lies within each other. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS: Oh What a Night of Perfect Musical Entertainment!
by Shari Barrett - May 20, 2017

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005, running 11 record-breaking years and becoming the 12th longest running show in Broadway history. The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical telling the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is now onstage at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre through June 24, 2017. It is absolutely one of the best musicals I have ever experienced, and not just because their music was so much a part of my teenage years and brings back so many great memories, but for its astounding staging and the incredible cast who make the show one not to miss for musical theatre lovers of all ages! (more...)

BWW Interview: Beth Marshall of COMMENCEMENT at the Orlando Fringe Festival
by Clarissa Moon - May 20, 2017

Beth Marshall Presents' COMMENCEMENT at the Orlando Fringe Festival centers around a school shooting. Beth Marshall plays Sarah Havermeyer, the mother of the shooter. I talked to Beth about her connection to the piece, why she chose to act in it, the challenges of her role, and more. (more...)

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