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DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS To Rock 'n' Roll Into The Edinburgh Playhouse This May
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 26, 2017

Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical returns to celebrate 10 years of the multi-million selling albums that inspired the Olivier Award nominated musical. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

The Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands to Compose Original Music for LIFE OF GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

BAFTA winner Joe Wright's production of Brecht's masterwork Life of Galileo will be accompanied by an original score composed by Tom Rowlands, founding member of the English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers. Joe and Tom first collaborated on the 2011 feature film, Hanna.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 26th, 2017 - BANDSTAND Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BANDSTAND, starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

Million Selling SOLID SILVER 60'S SHOW Returns To Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Having played to a million fans over the past three decades, The Solid Silver 60s Show returns to Manchester Opera House on Sun 7 May. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Three Youth Theatre Summer Camp Experiences
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce a series of Youth Theatre Summer Camps, perfect for theatre-loving young people to come, learn and explore their love for theatre this Summer! Youth Theatre Director Donna Inglima comments, "This is our most extensive and exciting series of youth Summer camps ever.  Everything from Hamilton to Panto and three amazing, life-changing experiences for kids of all ages!"  (more...)

Centenary Stage Company presents SUMMER JAMFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Centenary Stage Company announces exciting line-up of musical guests for the 2017 Summer Jamfest.  Set to rock the Lackland Performing Arts Center all summer long, Centenary Stage Company's 2017 Summer Jamfest will feature; Drive:  A Tribute to the Cars on Saturday, July 15 at 8pm; The Doo Wah Riders on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm; The British Invasion Years on Saturday, July 29 at 8pm; the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra on Saturday, August 5 at 8pm and Dr. K's Motown Revue on Saturday, August 12 at 8pm.  All performances will be held in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR Raises Over $1,000,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Over 500 guests honored Wimberly Award recipients Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter, while raising over $1,000,000 (with additional gifts still coming in) to support the Huntington and its programs, including its renowned education and community initiatives at the Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24. "Thousands of young people come to the Huntington to see productions each year through our student matinee program either at no charge or for a nominal fee," said Managing Director Michael Maso. "This program is the centerpiece of all our education programs, the place where opportunity begins and lives are changed." (more...)

New Collection of Short Stories by Diane Thomas-Plunk Stars Unlikely Hero
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Hakuna Matata! Disney's Live-Action LION KING Finds Its Timon & Pumbaa
by Movies News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On the heels of today's announcement of the official release date for Disney's live-action remake of THE LION KING, The Wrap reports that comedic actors Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen are in final talks to play Simba's lovable sidekick duo, Timon and Pumbaa, respectively. (more...)

BWW Interview: Billy Harrington Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Apr 25, 2017

As FINDING NEVERLAND prepares to make a stop in San Antonio, Texas, BWW chatted with Billy Harrington Tighe who plays J.M. Barrie. Tighe shared with us the inspiration he received in portraying J.M. Barrie and what he continues to learn as he tours with FINDING NEVERLAND. (more...)

Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Reunite for New Netflix Comedy THE WEEK OF
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Netflix announced today that comedy icons Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will reunite to star in a new Netflix original film set to begin production in Long Island, New York this summer. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions' 2017 Summer Season Promises 'Most Diverse Season Ever Produced'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

As the curtain goes up the stage heats up with an amazing presentation of musicals for Moonlight Stage Productions' 2017 summer season at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Second Jason Manford Date Added at Parr Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

A second Jason Manford date at Parr Hall has been announced after huge demand for the first. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces the 15th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre announces the return of a singular downtown Orlando event - the 15th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, featuring cabaret artists from Central Florida and beyond. This year's cabaret festival has a new look and feel as we move our festival from an annual event to a year-round series with a cabaret event during every season of the year! (more...)

Photo Flash: Aisha de Haas, Capathia Jenkins and Billy Stritch Return to Birdland in HAVEN'T WE MET?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomed back 'Haven't We Met,' starring Broadway performers Aisha de Haas, Capathia Jenkins and pianist/singer/musical director Billy Stritch, last night. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

No Booking Fee On Tickets For THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, Albee's darkly comic play about a family in crisis, runs for a strictly limited 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until 24 June. Book tickets now from £45 (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017
by - Apr 25, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lincoln Center Theater Celebrates Artistic Director Andre Bishop
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 25, 2017

Just last night, Lincoln Center Theater held its annual benefit celebrating Andre Bishop (Producing Artistic Director) and his 25 Years at LCT. (more...)

VIDEO: Charmante! See the New Music Video for GREAT COMET's 'Charming'
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

See the brand-new music video from the immersive Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Starring actress Amber Gray, who plays Helene in the show, the video features the show's most villainous anthem, 'Charming.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents the World Premiere of OTHER THAN HONORABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21. (more...)

New Musical TEMPLE to Receive Industry Presentation at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Temple will take place on Friday, April 28th at 3pm at Signature Theatre (rehearsal studio - 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036).  Temple features a book and lyrics by Silvia Peto, music by Norman Durkee, additional music by Constantine Kitsopoulos, and will be directed by Gabriel Barre. (more...)

Rachel Resheff to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On June 3, 2017, following two previous sold out solo shows, Rachel Resheff will make her third appearance at Manhattan's premiere cabaret venue, Feinstein's/54 Below in a solo show entitled "The Edge of Seventeen."  (more...)

Piven Theatre Workshop Gala to Honor Legendary Founder Joyce Piven
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Piven Theatre Workshop's celebrity alumni are coming home to Chicago for one big night to honor their favorite teacher-legendary founder, Joyce Piven. On Saturday, May 6, philanthropic leaders, community partners and friends of Piven Theatre Workshop from Hollywood, Broadway and around the world will pay tribute to Piven's remarkable 45 years in Chicago theatre at the inaugural Once Upon a Stage gala at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago's West Loop. Notable guests include Jeremy Piven, who will accompany his mother to the gala, Shira Piven, Adam McKay, Ed Asner, Paul Adelstein, Lili Taylor, Aidan Quinn and Chicago's own Billy Dec, Harry Lennix, James Vincent Meredith and Lucas Jade Zumann, among others. (more...)


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Can Can's Chris Pink Named Mayor of Pike Place Market
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

With great excitement, Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret today announced that its artistic director and founder Chris Pink has been named the new Mayor of Pike Place Market. A tradition decades old, Mr. Pink is the third Mayor in the succession and was selected by leaders within the Pike Place Market vendor family, including the very first Mayor, for his keen eye for fun and spectacle, and ability to accent the true wonders that make up the world-famous destination. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. The final mainstage presentation of the company's 2016/17 season, Tosca is a revival of the production staged by the company in 2013, directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner John Caird. There will be seven performances from April 22 through May 13, taking place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). (more...)

Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins Join Billy Stritch in HAVEN'T WE MET? at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Broadway performers Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins will return in tandem with pianist/singer/musical director Billy Stritch in "Haven't We Met?" (more...)

Primary Stages to Fete Jeanine Tesori, Einhorn School of Performing Arts at 2017 Spring Fling
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2017 Spring Fling will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The event, which will be held at The Highline Ballroom (431 West 16th Street), will honor Jeanine Tesori with the Einhorn Mentorship Award. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Keenah Armitage
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 24, 2017

In this episode: Keenah Armitage began her career as a modern dancer, performed on Broadway and at Radio City, and now is a thriving success coach. With the goal of eradicating the term 'starving artist,' Keenah inspires and encourages musical theatre performers to clearly focus on their career intentions, overcoming fear, taking one's power back, and to truly accept: what's mine is mine. With a philosophy that there is plenty for everyone and abundance is a reality, Keenah begins her coaching with first discovering how to detach from the outcome. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet Baby and Johnny in Just-Released Promo for ABC's DIRTY DANCING
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING, premiering WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.  (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Emelin Theatre Announces May 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Emelin Theatre has announced the lineup of May 2017 events. See the full schedule below! (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret presents Billy Porter in BROADWAY AND SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

???????Bay Area Cabaret celebrates their season finale with Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter performing Broadway and Soul. Entertainment weekly says, 'Billy Porter is remarkable in a star-making turn." As the irrepressible Lola in the musical Kinky Boots, Billy made an indelible mark on Broadway when his electrifying performance earned him the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critic Circle Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for Young Vic's LIFE OF GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Galileo Galilei: father, hero, heretic. When a chance discovery leads to evidence of a seismic shift in scientific thinking, Galileo sparks a dangerous dispute with authority. To challenge the idea that the earth is the centre of the universe is to challenge the all-powerful Roman Catholic Church. (more...)

Rock/Metal Trio Voices of Extreme Release Newest Music Video 'Call My Name'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Having hit the road at the beginning of 2017 with none other than former Queensryche founder and vocalist Geoff Tate, hard rock and heavy metal trio Voices of Extreme have announced the release of their brand new video “Call My Name”! (more...)

Podcast: 'Broadwaysted' Welcomes the Fabulous Cast of CAGNEY
by Broadwaysted - Apr 23, 2017

It's time for Another Round of Broadwaysted and this week the whole gang is hanging out with some of the talented cast members of CAGNEY THE MUSICAL! On this episode, we' pour out wine and gather around the mics with Jeremy Benton, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi and discuss the musical that has kept them all tapping and singing Off-Broadway for over a year! (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Edward Thorpe Gallery Presents NEW WORK NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Edward Thorp Gallery is pleased to announce New Work New York an exhibit showcasing five painters. The works selected highlight the complex range of subject matter and technical approach in recent painting. (more...)

CCNY Jazz Festival Returns with Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Free Master Classes & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and the City College of New York Jazz Program present the 2017 CUNY Jazz Festival featuring Hammond Organ guru Dr. Lonnie Smith. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

Joao Bosco, Rolando Morales-Matos and More Set for 1st Week of May at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 1-May 7, featuring João Bosco, Rolando Morales-Matos and his Jazz' Y Mambo Band, Arianna Neikrug, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

NJPAC's James Moody Jazz Orchestra and More Set for International Jazz Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

In a special partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Rutgers University and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM, NJPAC Arts Education's James Moody Jazz Orchestra (formerly the Brick City Jazz Orchestra) along with the award-winning Jazz House Big Band and Lima Interscolar Big Band entertains both jazz aficionados and casual music fans alike in a celebration of big band music, from the swing era to contemporary jazz-rock fusion. (more...)

Charlie Worsham's New Album 'Beginning of Things' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Charlie Worsham's anticipated new album, Beginning Of Things, is out today on Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville (purchase here). (more...)

The Harmaleighs Release 'Lady Brain'; Announce Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Harmaleighs craft honest passionate and poetic songs cut from a pastiche of indie-folk, pop and Americana and will release the Hiraeth EP on May 5. (more...)

Billy Porter to Bring BROADWAY AND SOUL, Lead Master Class at Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter will be teaching a master class to students from Kean University's Theatre Conservatory on Thursday, April 27. It is his way of paying it forward to the next generation of stage performers. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Opera Ithaca Presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Opera Ithaca presents Rossini's comic masterpiece, Cinderella, May 12th thru 14th at the Hangar Theatre marking the 200th anniversary of the premiere of the opera. Norm Johnson directs with choreography by Tucker Davis and featuring the dance ensemble of the Tucker Davis Dance Company. Opera Ithaca Music Director, Richard Montgomery, conducts the orchestra in a reduced orchestration by Magnus Gilljam from London's touring production with English Pocket Opera. (more...)

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