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What's Playing on Broadway: June 26- July 3, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 27, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of June 26- July 2, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fulton Theatre Seizes the Day with Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre will present the Pennsylvania Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Disney's Newsies, June 6 through July 23. The inspirational Disney's Newsies, based on the real-life Newsboys strike of 1899 and the 1992 film, was the toast of Broadway for more than two years. (more...)

Yee-Haw! Bets Malone and Misty Cotton to Star in L.A. Premiere of Roger Bean's HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

YEE-HAW! Cazador Entertainment and Honky Tonk Productions present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez. (more...)

VIDEO: Swoon with Romantic Highlights from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running now through August 13, 2017 with a press opening tomorrow, June 28, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Jeff Sullivan Takes on the Lead Role of Munkustrap in CATS on Royal Caribbean
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Jeff Sullivan will be performing the Lead Role of Munkustrap in Andrew Lloyd Webber's world renowned production of Cats. This Broadway production is slated to start mid July, 2017 aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Oasis of the Sea. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek Klena
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26th, the Theater People podcast welcome's ANASTASIA star Derek Klena. For the podcast, Klena tells all about creating the role of Dmitri in the new Broadway production alongside his friend and CARRIE: THE MUSICAL co-star Christy Altomare. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Comes to Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running June 21 through August 13, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Michael Stiggers to Headline Hip Hop Musical iLLA! at O'Neill Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Producers have announced the full cast for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference (NMTC) this July. (more...)

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Capitol Steps & One Night of Queen Coming to bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

New show on sale at bergenPAC: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Sat., Nov. 11, 2017 at 3 & 7 p.m.; Capitol Steps: Orange is the New Barack, Sat., Jan. 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.; One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & The Works, Sat., April 7 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/25/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 6/25/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/26
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 6/25/2017. (more...)

Hasslein Publishing Releases New Book Exploring Comic Book Icon Red Sonja
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

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Amy Spanger and Molly Ranson join Line-Up of Weekly Comedy VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

This summer, the fun happens on Wednesday nights -- and it just got funnier with Amy Spanger (July 19) and Molly Ranson (August 16) joining the line-up! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

Kasey Chambers' e, Critically Acclaimed Double Album 'Dragonfly' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers' new double album Dragonfly is out now on Essence/MGM. In support of this, her eleventh studio album, Chambers has added new North American dates to continue her international tour with stops in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Denver and more. See below for the full U.S. tour itinerary. (more...)

Spanish Performer Joan Vazquez to Return to London with SOMETHING'S COMING Sondheim Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

After his acclaimed London debut last Fall, Spanish performer Joan Vazquez brings back 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' as part of Live at Zedel Summer season, on Monday 26th June 2017, 7.00pm. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Chicago's Own Oscar-Winner Common Makes Ravinia Debut with with Taylor Bennett, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Chicago rapper, poet, filmmaker, and actor Common will make his Ravinia debut on Saturday, June 24. Opening the concert will be Grammy-nominated DJ Anthony “Twilite Tone” Khan, followed by rising rap star Taylor Bennett, younger brother of Chance The Rapper. (more...)

BWW Interview: James Hadley Marvels at Directing Spider-Man (A Childhood Super Hero) & His Cohorts
by Gil Kaan - Jun 23, 2017

The national tour of MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES lands in Southern California beginning July 7 at STAPLES Center. Enhancing the tale of the Super Heroes' recovery of the Wand of Watoomb from the clutches of Loki and his crew of fellow villains will be massive video projections, advanced special effects, and stunts from aerialists, acrobats and motorcycle riders. We had the chance to catch director James Hadley during a break from his New Orleans rehearsal. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

For the second production in their 46th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the fabulous and flamboyant musical La Cage Aux Folles, which boasts a book by Harvey Fierstein based on the play by Jean Poiret, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Will Launch at PPAC January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced last night that the first-ever Broadway revival of Cats will play its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8P at the Neil Simon Theatre after 16 previews and 593 regular performances. (more...)

Other Theatre Announces 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company, now rebranded as "Other Theatre," is pleased to announce its 4th season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, presented in association with Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project and directed by Kelly Howe. (more...)

World Premiere of CATLADY Opens 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

LOFT ENSEMBLE announces opening night of their world premiere production of CATLADY by Kevin Kelly & Nathan Shoop. Performances begin with opening night June 24th at 8 pm. (more...)

TheatreWorks Florida Announces Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled and proud to announce their inaugural 3-show season at their new theatre venue, Davenport Community Campus - TheatreWorks Florida Theatre! We are bringing our award-winning professional musical productions to the community of Davenport, FL and are so excited to share the magic of theatre with Polk County and all of Central FL. (more...)

ESPN Announces 2017 Canadian Football League Regular Season Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

ESPN kicks off its 2017 Canadian Football League (CFL) regular season schedule with a pair of games on ESPNEWS. The first pits the Saskatchewan Roughriders against the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET, and then the Calgary Stampeders face the CFL champion Ottawa REDBLACKS in a Grey Cup rematch on Friday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Comedian Seann Walsh Announces Limited Two Night Run of ONE FOR THE ROAD in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Lie-In King returns with his smash-hit stand-up show 'One For The Road'! Described by the Guardian as "unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation' Seann Walsh is bringing his triumphant show to London's legendary West End for two nights only next March! (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Lloyd Webber Casts Unite to Sing for Hope!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 21, 2017

Now celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Sing for Hope has created the country's largest annual public arts project, reaching an estimated 2 million New Yorkers annually across the five boroughs. This summer marks the placement of the 400th artist-designed piano to date. Cast members from Cats, School of Rock - The Musical, and The Phantom of The Opera combined forces to design and paint a special Andrew Lloyd Webber piano. (more...)

Classic Musicals Get Improv Twist in 3 BLOCKS FROM BROADWAY at The Annoyance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

From Cats and A Chorus Line to Heathers and even Wicked, the Musical Improv team 'Rhyme & Punishmint' has mastered the art of creating feature-length shows in the various styles of Broadway's favorite musicals. Now they are ready to bring Broadway to Belmont with their feature length improvised musicals, opening today, June 22nd at the Annoyance Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Revival of CATS Headed to the Heaviside Layer This Winter; National Tour to Kick Off in Providence!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that the first-ever Broadway revival of Cats will play its final performance at 8 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) after 16 previews and 593 regular performances. Preview performances of Cats began Thursday, July 14, 2016 followed by a Sunday, July 31, 2016 opening night. (more...)

Update: Broadway League Threatens Lawsuits Against Campaigning Casting Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. After weeks of campaigning for healthcare and other benefits, The Teamsters Local 817 has reportedly received threatening letters from the Broadway League. The union just released the following statement: (more...)

Nick Adams to Lead ON THE TOWN at The Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

On the Town, The 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best New Musical Revival opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, June 28 and runs through July 15. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 20th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac in HAMLET, FULFILLMENT CENTER at MTC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Oscar Isaac stars in HAMLET, beginning tonight at The Public Theater, and MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER opens Off-Broadway! (more...)

Blockbuster Musical MAMMA MIA! Added to Aurora Theatre 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

???????Here we go again, Aurora Theatre fans! Bringing audiences the biggest title ever produced by the North Georgia arts leader, the Aurora Theatre team unveils plans to present Mamma Mia! as part of the 2017-2018 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series! Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is set to run from March 8 - April 22, 2018. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for Preview Performances of DICKLESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Dickless is a one-woman show, narrated by Saff (who's on the run), and Oli (who should be). (more...)

Musical Theatre West Adds Additional Performance of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Due to an overwhelming demand, MTW has added an additional and final performance on Sunday, July 23, 6:00 pm.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's production features the delectable Sherman Brothers score, including 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Jolly Holiday,' 'Let's Go Fly a Kite,' 'Step in Time,' and 'Chim Chim Cher-ee," as well as new musical additions, by the Olivier winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.   Tickets for the added performance go on sale Wednesday, June 21, 10am at www. musical.org, at the MTW Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Best seats are available for this performance.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Geoff Norcott's RIGHT-LEANING BUT WELL-MEANING to Play Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

In the divisive political climate of 2017, Conservative and Leave-voting comedian, Geoff Norcott, has spent so long defending his views behind cultural enemy lines he's started wondering, 'What if they're right about the right?' (more...)

Comedy Show KAT BOND: LOO ROLL to Hit Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Fresh from her triumphant Comedy Award-winning run at this year's VAULT Festival (2017), Kat Bond (star of Channel 4's Comedy Blaps, BBC One's Call the Midwife, Sky's The Greatest of all Time, Sketchorama, Expenses Only for Radio 4; one half of critically acclaimed duo That Pair), debuts her first solo character comedy show Kat Bond: Loo Roll, a joy-filled hour of the most intelligent silliness you'll see at this year's fringe. (more...)

Livepool Everyman & Playhouse Announce New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Sherlock's search for the Baskerville hound heads to the Playhouse as the Everyman hosts Kneehigh's riotous world premiere of The Tin Drum. (more...)

VIDEO: School Fundraiser! Watch Highlights - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U Raises Over $1.5M for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

A spirited audience of thousands went back to campus with stripped-down collegians who offered a sexy lacrosse scrimmage, a Pavlovian psychology experiment, a pumped-up pep rally and a fierce feminist studies class at Broadway Bares: Strip U, this year's edition of the annual highly choreographed, highly produced striptease spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA & More Join the 2017 Broadway in Bryant Park Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The best of Broadway will perform for FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2017' - a lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 17th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 10. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/18/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 6/18/2017. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: June 19-25, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of June 19-25, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jenn Colella and More Mentor Students on Broadway Dreams' #ComeTogether Summer Intensive Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Broadway Dreams kicked off their #ComeTogether Summer Intensive Tour yesterday at RWS Studios in Long Island City. For one week, 100 students worked with top Broadway professionals, including Jenn Colella, Christopher J. Hanke, Erin Dilly, Telsey + Co casting directors Rachel Hoffman and Criag Burns, Alex Newell, Quentin Earl Darrington and more. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Tantrum Theater to Stage CAROLINE, OR CHANGE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Tantrum Theater continues its second season with the moving Tony Award-nominated musical, 'Caroline, or Change,' running July 5-July 22. (more...)

John Cleese Set for Q&A, Screening of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL in Omaha
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Living comedy legend, John Cleese, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A on Friday, November 17th at 7:30 pm at Omaha's Orpheum Theater, 409 South 16th St. (more...)

BWW TV: Actors Fund of Los Angeles Raises $225K at 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley (Broadway's "Cats," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, "Song & Dance, "Pippin," "1776," "Triumph Of Love" and "Carrie"; M. Night Shyamalan's "Split"; and TV's "Eight Is Enough") was honored with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement on Sunday, June 11 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

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