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BWW TV: Climb Aboard with Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe & the Cast of Encores! BIG RIVER
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 31, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham.  (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2017
by - Jan 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 28, 2017
by - Jan 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 27, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway's New Genie Major Attaway Talks Dallas Beginnings and Nabbing His Dream Role
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Attaway's magical carpet ride to ALADDIN started with overcoming a childhood illness, along with the power of regional theatre. (more...)

Entertain and Dine: City Center and Mastro's
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 26, 2017

Mastro's on the corner of 52nd Street and 6th Avenue is an ideal dining destination when attending shows at City Center. (more...)

Lauren Worsham and Cast of BIG RIVER to Perform at 'Encores! Unscripted' Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel hosts a conversation with Rob Berman, musical supervisor for Bright Star and Encores! Music Director, and Carmel Dean, musical supervisor on Green Day's American Idiot and Hands on a Hardbody, written by the frontman of Phish. The Encores! Unscripted evening will feature a performance by Lauren Worsham from the cast of Encores! Big River. (more...)

Casa Manana Theatre Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Casa Mañana Theatre continues its 2016-17 Broadway season with the Tony® Award-winning Broadway Musical West Side Story, March 4-12. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Block Party Kick-Off for Three Local Shows at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host the Block Party Kick-Off Event at the Kirk Douglas Theatre to celebrate the remounting of three local productions from Coeurage Theatre Company, The Echo Theater Company and The Fountain Theatre. (more...)

Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL's 'Revolting Children' Will Arrive at The Fox Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, will come to Atlanta as part of the 2016/2017 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will play at the Fox Theatre April 18 - 23. (more...)

Christiane Noll and David Harris to Star in NEXT TO NORMAL at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced exciting casting news today for the theater's upcoming production of NEXT TO NORMAL. Tony nominated Christiane Noll will play Diana and David Harris will play Dan in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama (Music by Tom Kitt / Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey). Rob Ruggiero will direct. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make its Premiere in San Jose!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to San Jose as part of Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to The Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose) March 7-12, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award Nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM. The concert - performed completely in alter ego, blending comedy and documentary film within a live rock and blues concert setting - is directed by Gina Rattan (Matilda, Cinderella) with Jesse Weiner serving as music director and arranger.  (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Eric Ulloa's Sandy Hook Play 26 PEBBLES in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company gives voice to an entire town of people who first witnessed unimaginable heartbreak, then suffered through emotional pain and unanswered questions before learning how to move forward with Eric Ulloa's new play, 26 Pebbles. (more...)

Nick Blaemire Signs on for 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED!' at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Nick Blaemire (just off of Tick,Tick,...Boom! off-Broadway) is joining Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) in the cast of 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' for their second show at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) on January 22 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

Meet The Cast of Athen Theatre's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Here we have just a few MORE reasons we're excited about our newest show: THE CAST! (more...)

The 2017 FRIGID Festival Presents THE REFUGEE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents The Refugee Plays, five short plays by Charles Gershman, Penny Jackson, Callie Kimball, Carlos Castro, and Sean E. Cunningham that tell powerful stories of refugees today. Dan Dinero, Logan Reed, and Rachel Dart direct. Performances will be staged at The Kraine Theater, located at 85 E. 4th St. between 2nd Ave Bowery in NYC for five performances from February 16 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

Colleen Kollar Smith Named as Managing Director of Moonlight Stage Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Vista native Colleen Kollar Smith, who received her earliest theatre experience and training on the stage of the Moonlight Amphitheatre, has been named as Managing Director of the City of Vista's Moonlight Stage Productions effective February 8, 2017. Kollar Smith will oversee Moonlight's business and administrative functions and work in concert with Producing Artistic Director Steven Glaudini to shape the vision and future of the company and its seasons. Kollar Smith replaces longtime Managing Director Daniel Kays, who in November accepted a position in Northern California. (more...)

Review Roundup: BIG RIVER Opens the 2017 Season at Encores!
by Review Roundups - Feb 9, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham. (more...)

Photo Flash: Travel Down Muddy Water with a First Look at Encores! BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham. (more...)

Mat Smart's KILL LOCAL to Make World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the world premiere of Kill Local, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting graduate Mat Smart, directed by Jackson Gay (Kingdom City), as part of its 2017/2018 season, to run in August, 2017 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Slated for The Public's 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 9th, 2017 - Paper Mill, BIG RIVER, SUNSET BOULEVARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SUNSET BOULEVARD, starring Glenn Close, opens on Broadway! (more...)

BWW TV: Mysteries Are Deep and Wide in Encores! BIG RIVER Featuring Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 8, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for 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. (more...)

BWW Vlog: Rehearsal Day 3 of WEST SIDE STORY at Casa Manana
by Guest Blogger: Casa Manana's WSS - Feb 25, 2017

BWW Vlog: Rehearsal Day 3 of WEST SIDE STORY at Casa Manana (more...)

BWW Vlog: Rehearsals Begin for WEST SIDE STORY at Casa Manana
by Guest Blogger: Casa Manana's WSS - Feb 23, 2017

BWW Vlog: Rehearsals Begin for WEST SIDE STORY at Casa Manana (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, JEFFERSON'S GARDEN, THE WIZ and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the Ford's Theatre 2017-2018 season will include Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman directed by Stephen Rayne; the American premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Nataki Garrett; the fantastical musical The Wiz directed by Kent Gash; and A Christmas Carol with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.          (more...)

New Non-Profit Initiative Unites Artists from THE LION KING with Detroit Community
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

???????This February, as the touring production of the world-renowned Disney's The Lion King performs at The Detroit Opera House (Feb.1-26), members of the cast and crew will unite to celebrate Black History Month with a series of outreach initiatives across Metro-Detroit.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

BWW Feature: DFW Talent Joins THE COLUMN AWARDS For Annual BCEFA Fundraiser
by Kyle Christopher West - Feb 17, 2017

The Column Awards serves the dual purpose of recognizing talent amongst the diverse Dallas & Fort Worth Arts scene, and also as an avid fundraiser for the New York-based charity organization, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Sets Cast, Creatives for 2017 POP Tour of #SuperShinySara
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its 2017 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production, #SuperShinySara, by Wesley Middleton, and helmed by acclaimed San Diego director and Moxie Theatre Artistic Director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Counterweight, Without Walls Festival 2013). The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County, now through March 31, 2017. (more...)

All-Star D.C. Cast Announced for RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.  (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 13th, 2017 - FRIGID Fest, Paul Rudd, GREAT COMET Sing-Along and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 13, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: fans gather to sing on the 'GREAT COMET' Broadway cast recording! (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/11-2/12/2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Encores!'s BIG RIVER Matches Mark Twain's Humor With Roger Miller's Melodies
by Michael Dale - Feb 12, 2017

One would assume that Mark Twain would have been amused that his 1884 novel condemning America's history of enslavement of Africans, 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' has occasionally been condemned itself as racist literature for its realistic use of a certain slur. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

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