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Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SOMETHING'S AFOOT, 9/20-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical whodunit Something's Afoot, September 20 through October 5, 2013, at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Pioneer Theatre's SOMETHING'S AFOOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical whodunit Something's Afoot, September 20 through October 5, 2013, at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Liberace Musical ALL THAT GLITTERS, Starring Richard Kline, Aims for Broadway in 2014-15; Eyes Fall 2014 Debut in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

'ALL THAT GLITTERS', an unauthorized biography of a ground-breaking legend, an opulent musical event about the greatest showman on earth is on its way to Broadway for the 2014-15 season, directed and choreographed by Alexander DeJong. The show features Music and Lyrics by Mr. DeJong, Book by Mr. DeJong and James A. Walsh, and Additional Music by Tom Nelson. The show will star Richard Kline as Wladziu Valentino Liberace. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Pioneer Theatre's SOMETHING'S AFOOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical whodunit Something's Afoot, September 20 through October 5, 2013, at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Sebastian Armesto & More to Join Frank Langella in Chichester & BAM's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella plays King Lear at Chichester, prior to the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York, joined by Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O'Neil and Steven Pacey. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Says 'Lucky' Stars Should 'Plug the Gaps' in Arts Funding
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber, speaking at the opening of the new school theatre at Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick, London -- which was built from a 3.5 million donation by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation -- talked about 'plugging the gaps' in today's arts funding. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE, The Duke of York's Theatre, November 12 2013
by Adrian Bradley - Nov 13, 2013

Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan are the latest actors to try their hands at the eponymous roles in JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE at the cosy Duke of York's Theatre. (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Comes to the Roleystone Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

A play from the author of the Academy Award-winning To Kill A Mockingbird screenplay comes to Roleystone Theatre this May. Written by Horton Foote, The Trip To Bountiful is a poignant story of an ageing widow unhappily living with her son and daughter-in-law in a small city apartment. She longs to return to the town of Bountiful where she grew up and finally manages to make the journey, discovering more about her early life and disappointments along the way. Ultimately, she is reconciled to the reality of her present situation and faces the future with peace. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers to Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Principle Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Muny has announced the principle casting for its fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The Addams Family is sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

Jerry Adler and Richard Kline to Star in CRT's THE SUNSHINE BOYS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the complete cast for its production of Neil Simon's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series onstage June 14-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. (more...)

Donna Lynne Champlin to Make Directorial Debut with VALUEVILLE at NYMF, 7/7-13
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

ValueVille, the musical about one man's hellish experience working the night-shift at a giant superstore -- where nothing is what it seems, is an official selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project (NYMF), and starts on July 7th at PTC Performance Space. ValueVille is one of the 10 plays chosen from among the over 250 submissions to this year's festival. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Songs from SUBMISSIONS ONLY & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Screenplay Writer Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Comes to the Roleystone Theatre on 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

A play from the author of the Academy Award-winning To Kill A Mockingbird screenplay comes to Roleystone Theatre this May. Written by Horton Foote, The Trip To Bountiful is a poignant story of an ageing widow unhappily living with her son and daughter-in-law in a small city apartment. She longs to return to the town of Bountiful where she grew up and finally manages to make the journey, discovering more about her early life and disappointments along the way. Ultimately, she is reconciled to the reality of her present situation and faces the future with peace. (more...)

Josh Walden, Alma Cuervo & More to Star in in WRAPPED IN PINK Reading, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Robin Carus, Josh Walden and Adam Fitzgerald have announced the upcoming reading of Jason Huza's WRAPPED IN PINK (story by Josh Walden, Written by Jason Huza). The reading will be presented on Monday, May 26th at Pearl Studios (500 8th Avenue, 12th floor) in studio 1209 at 6:00 PM. The evening is free of charge and will feature a post-show talk back with the audience. Reservations may be made by emailing wrappedinpinkreading@gmail.com. Seating is extremely limited. (more...)

Ralph Macchio & Mario Cantone to Star in Reading of Charles Messina's New Comedy A ROOM OF MY OWN, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone will headline the cast of a special industry reading of A Room of My Own, the anticipated new comedy written and directed by Charles Messina. Mr. Macchio and Mr. Cantone will be joined by a cast that includes Colin Critchley, Gina Ferranti, Kendra Jain, and Johnny Tammaro. The invitation only reading is set for Monday, March 17, 2014 on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

AYCKBOURN AT 75: A THEATICAL BIRTHDAY PARTY Presented at Black River Playhouse, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

On April 12, 2014, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, one of the most produced playwrights in the English language, celebrates his 75th birthday. To mark the event, some of his most loyal New Jersey-based theater artists are presenting AYCKBOURN AT 75: A THEATICAL BIRTHDAY PARTY. The show will trace his remarkable life and career featuring excerpts from such plays as THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR and BEDROOM FARCE as well as songs from By Jeeves, a collaboration between Ayckbourn and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. With special permission from Sir Alan, the show will also feature a scene from Ayckbourn's very first play, THE SQUARE CAT, which is unpublished and unavailable for performance. The 1959 comedy has never been seen in the USA and hasn't been performed in more than 50 years. The entire evening is written and directed by Michael T. Mooney, who studied theatre-in-the-round with Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, England. Mooney has directed ten of the author's plays in the Garden State, including four American premieres. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 3/11-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

The 2013/2014 Season at the Fulton Theatre takes a decidedly madcap turn with its latest production, Mel Brooks new musical Young Frankenstein, based on his 1974 black and white comic masterpiece motion picture of the same name. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This just in! Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group just announced that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome a starry leading combination beginning Monday, May 12. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Laughter is coming from the stage floor when Bristol Riverside Theatre presents Neil Simon's sidesplitting comedy Laughter on the 23rd Floor today, March 18-April 13. Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features K.O. Delmarcelle, David Edwards, Bruce Graham, Benjamin Lloyd, Megan McDermott, Jason Silverman, and Carl N. Wallnau. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The 2013/2014 Season at the Fulton Theatre takes a decidedly madcap turn with its latest production, Mel Brooks new musical Young Frankenstein, based on his 1974 black and white comic masterpiece motion picture of the same name. (more...)

SONGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED with Jordan Wolfe, Alanna Chuyan & More Set for Stage 72, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Songs You Might Have Missed, featuring lost and forgotten showtunes, will be offered tonight, March 1, 2014, at Stage 72 at The Triad. (more...)

THE SUNSHINE BOYS to Run 6/19-29 at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre is onstage June 19-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. The Neil Simon penned comedy is led by Broadway and Television veterans Jerry Adler as Willie Clark and Richard Kline as Al Lewis. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present LA CAGE AUX FOLLIES, 8/6 - 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

It's the dog days of summer but in Ivoryton, August is kicking its way through the heat in feathers, glitter and six inch heels! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the smash hit Broadway musical opens in Ivoryton on August 6th and runs through August 31st. Written by Harvey Fierstein, Jean Poiret and Jerry Herman, the original 1983 Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. LA CAGE was later turned into a popular movie, The Birdcage, starring Nathan Lane and Robin Williams. (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JEEVES & WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE, Duke of York's Theatre, July 15 2014
by Becky Brewis - Jul 17, 2014

This adaptation keeps all the humour of P G Wodehouse's original books, and creates much of its own. The array of batty characters is brought to life superbly by a new cast in this three-hander farce. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Late Night Broadway - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 14-20, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 13, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week, including: Every Time's The First Time!, Broadway Sings Justin Timberlake, Lillias White: The Birthday Show, Aspects of Andrew: Lloyd Webber @ 54, and Jane Monheit's Jazz Party. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Human Race Theatre's TORCH SONG TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The Human Race Theatre Company starts 2014 with Harvey Fierstein's award-winning and rarely-produced three-act play, Torch Song Trilogy. Poignant and filled with witty, sharp humor, Fierstein's deeply personal story of self-discovery redefined an era in gay America. What begins as a chance encounter in a New York nightclub leads drag-queen Arnold Beckoff in a hilarious, yet touching, pursuit of love, happiness and a life of which he can be proud. From a failed affair with a reluctant lover, to a committed relationship with a young model and the promise of a stable family, Arnold's struggle for acceptance meets its greatest challenge in his intolerant mother. Check out a first look below! (more...)

The Human Race Theatre's TORCH SONG TRILOGY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The Human Race Theatre Company starts 2014 with Harvey Fierstein's award-winning and rarely-produced three-act play, Torch Song Trilogy. Poignant and filled with witty, sharp humor, Fierstein's deeply personal story of self-discovery redefined an era in gay America. What begins as a chance encounter in a New York nightclub leads drag-queen Arnold Beckoff in a hilarious, yet touching, pursuit of love, happiness and a life of which he can be proud. From a failed affair with a reluctant lover, to a committed relationship with a young model and the promise of a stable family, Arnold's struggle for acceptance meets its greatest challenge in his intolerant mother. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, 3/18-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Laughter is coming from the stage floor when Bristol Riverside Theatre presents Neil Simon's sidesplitting comedy Laughter on the 23rd Floor on March 18-April 13. Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features K.O. Delmarcelle, David Edwards, Bruce Graham, Benjamin Lloyd, Megan McDermott, Jason Silverman, and Carl N. Wallnau. (more...)

Drew McVety, Tom Hewitt, Philip Hoffman and More Set for Westchester Broadway Theatre's TITANIC, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Original Titanic Broadway cast member Drew McVety will again set sail in the Tony Award-winning musical, which begins performances at WBT tonight, January 16. The production, which is a new intimate adaptation of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's lushly scored musical about the doomed ocean liner, will run through February 23rd. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre to Present TORCH SONG TRILOGY, Begin. 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Human Race Theatre Company starts 2014 with Harvey Fierstein's award-winning and rarely-produced three-act play, Torch Song Trilogy. Poignant and filled with witty, sharp humor, Fierstein's deeply personal story of self-discovery redefined an era in gay America. What begins as a chance encounter in a New York nightclub leads drag-queen Arnold Beckoff in a hilarious, yet touching, pursuit of love, happiness and a life of which he can be proud. From a failed affair with a reluctant lover, to a committed relationship with a young model and the promise of a stable family, Arnold's struggle for acceptance meets its greatest challenge in his intolerant mother. (more...)

Simon Paisley Day Completes Cast Of URINETOWN At St James
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Simon Paisley Day joins Richard Fleeshman and Jenna Russell in the cast of Urinetown, opening at St James Theatre this spring. (more...)

Simon Paisley Day Joins Cast of URINETOWN at St James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Simon Paisley Day will be play Caldwell B. Cladwell, completing the cast in the multi Tony Award winning URINETOWN The Musical, directed by Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments, Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. His notable credits include BBC's Sherlock & the brand new series Musketeers, the National's Twelfth Night, The Low Road at the Royal Court and The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare's Globe. (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

SONGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED with Jordan Wolfe, Alanna Chuyan & More Set for Stage 72, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Songs You Might Have Missed, featuring lost and forgotten showtunes, will be offered March 1, 2014, at Stage 72 at The Triad. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rebecca Watson on Playing Beatrice in Pioneer Theatre Company's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 17, 2014

The delightful Rebecca Watson took the time out of her busy rehearsal schedule to speak with BroadwayWorld about her role as Beatrice in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, opening this weekend. (more...)

Drew McVety, Tom Hewitt, Philip Hoffman and More Set for Westchester Broadway Theatre's TITANIC, 1/16-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Original Titanic Broadway cast member Drew McVety will again set sail in the Tony Award-winning musical, which begins performances at WBT on January 16. The production, which is a new intimate adaptation of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's lushly scored musical about the doomed ocean liner, will run through February 23rd. (more...)

Broadway Publicity Firm THE HARTMAN GROUP to Shut Down January 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

After beginning his career in 1993, longtime theatrical press agent MICHAEL HARTMAN, founder and CEO of one of the largest and most successful theatrical publicity firms in New York, will say goodbye to Broadway and close THE HARTMAN GROUP on Sunday, January 5, 2014, remaining fully operational until then. (more...)

LA CAGE Opens at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

It's the dog days of summer but in Ivoryton, August is kicking its way on to the scene in feathers, glitter and six inch heels! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the smash hit Broadway musical opened in Ivoryton on August 6th and runs through August 31st. Written by Harvey Fierstein, Jean Poiret and Jerry Herman, the original 1983 Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. LA CAGE was later turned into a popular movie, The Birdcage, starring Nathan Lane and Robin Williams. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/14 - HEATHERS Meets Its End, Maroulis Comes Home to ROCK OF AGES and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 4, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HEATHERS ends its run at New World Stages, ROCK OF AGES welcomes back its leading man, Jason Robert Brown performs in NYC and more! (more...)

Twitter Watch: Andrew Lloyd Webber-'Feeling Much Better'
by BWW - Aug 16, 2013

On Twitter Watch, Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote 'Thank you for all the kind messages re my back op yesterday. Very happy to be working on @SWardMusical today and feeling much better. ALW.' (more...)

Twitter Watch: Andrew Lloyd Webber-'In Hospital Today...Back to Work Tomorrow'
by BWW - Aug 15, 2013

On Twitter Watch, Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote 'In hospital today having my 12th general anaesthetic in 8 months. However, back to work on @SWardMusical tomorrow, even if a bit woozy. ALW' (more...)

Deborah Hedwall, Patricia Hodges & More to Star in Peccadillo Theater's A LOSS OF ROSES; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The OBIE, Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company, in association with La Femme Theatre Productions, has announced the full cast for the play's first NY revival as well as the New York City premiere of the published version of William Inge's A Loss of Roses. Performances begin May 8th (not May 7th as previously announced) at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street, NYC, and continuing through June 7th, 2014. The play opens officially on May 12th at 7 PM. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SWEET CHARITY, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs 'Hey Big Spender!' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now,' incredible dancing - originally choreographed by Broadway legend Bob Fosse - and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

AYCKBOURN AT 75: A THEATICAL BIRTHDAY PARTY Presented at Black River Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Tonight, April 12, 2014, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, one of the most produced playwrights in the English language, celebrates his 75th birthday. To mark the event, some of his most loyal New Jersey-based theater artists are presenting AYCKBOURN AT 75: A THEATICAL BIRTHDAY PARTY. (more...)

Screenplay Writer Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Comes to the Roleystone Theatre on 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

A play from the author of the Academy Award-winning To Kill A Mockingbird screenplay comes to Roleystone Theatre this May. Written by Horton Foote, The Trip To Bountiful is a poignant story of an ageing widow unhappily living with her son and daughter-in-law in a small city apartment. She longs to return to the town of Bountiful where she grew up and finally manages to make the journey, discovering more about her early life and disappointments along the way. Ultimately, she is reconciled to the reality of her present situation and faces the future with peace. (more...)

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