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Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates Historic Achievement at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

 Moments before the curtain went up on the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard, starring Glenn Close, the stars of Andrew Lloyd Webber's productions came together to celebrate the legendary composer's historic achievement of having four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway with a commemorative photo.  (more...)

Hugh Panaro, Rachel York and Alli Mauzey Set for BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY with the Philly POPS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The best of modern Broadway is coming to the Philly POPS stage at the Kimmel Center on February 24, 25, and 26. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Marks Four Musicals on Broadway with SUNSET BOULEVARD Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will celebrate four hit musicals playing simultaneously on Broadway when Sunset Boulevard opens at the Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue) tonight, February 9, 2017. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Adura Onashile and Scottish Theatre Producers Present EXPENSIVE SHIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This bold four-hander, featuring the music and dance of Fela Kuti's Afrobeat genre, revolves around the life and experiences of Tolu, a toilet attendant, and her relationship to the women around her. The story moves from Glasgow, where Tolu is working in a toilet for tips, flashing back to the legendary Shrine Club in 90s Lagos, where a younger Tolu dreams of becoming a dancer in the revolutionary band of Fela Kuti. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/20/2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2/20/2017. (more...)

Katie Brayben, Tyrone Huntley, Oliver Savile, Sabrina Aloueche and Many More Set for WEST END LIVE LOUNGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

On Sunday 19th March, L&M Productions will present West End Live Lounge - an evening of music from a host of West End talent. Taking place at the Union Theatre, this will mark the company's first concert with a great line up including Katie Brayben, Tyrone Huntley, Sabrina Aloueche and Oliver Savile and many more. With talent such as this it promises to be an unparalleled evening. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 20-26 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 20, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 20-26, 2017. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the "Other Hollywood" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

USITT 2017 Brings Technical Theatre Production Industry to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

USITT's 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo is coming to St. Louis March 8-11, and with it, over 5,500 members of the technical production industry, lights, cameras, and tons of action to the America's Center. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: February 16, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 16, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

The Broadway Experience to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Broadway Experience musical theatre intensive will celebrate its 10th Anniversary season in summer 2017 in New York City. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

MusicWorks to Conclude CLASSIC FOLK & ROCK SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

MusicWorks will conclude this season's CLASSIC FOLK & ROCK SERIES with three amazing concerts in March at Old School Square's Crest Theatre,which is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach (one block north of Atlantic Avenue). (more...)

Mac Wellman's THE OFFENDING GESTURE Opens 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Award-winning Son of Semele Ensemble announces its next production, Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, to be presented at the Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Boulevard, from March 18 to April 9, 2017. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Achieves $160.2 Million in Economic and Social Contribution
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

An Ernst and Young report released today found that the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust made a $107.8 million economic contribution to the Greater Adelaide economy in 2015-2016. This represents a return of over $8 on every dollar the government invests in operating and activity funding.     (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

IBM, Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics Partner to Fuel the Next Generation of Internet of Things Startups
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

Grand Rapids Symphony's 2017-18 Season Paves the Way Back to Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Nearly 12 years ago, the Grand Rapids Symphony capped off its 75th anniversary season with a trip to the Big Apple and a concert in New York City's Carnegie Hall. The Grand Rapids Symphony, under its new Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, will return to Carnegie Hall near the end of its 88th season in April 2018. (more...)

Warren Freeman to Join The American Pops Orchestra for 'SONGS OF LOVE' at Third Thursdays Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, February 16 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway NO DANCING Comes to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cabaret War Horse, Ricky Ritzel presents the February edition of the Award Winning Ricky Ritzel'S BROADWAY, Feb.23 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama. This show features songs from 'Cats,' 'A CHORUS LINE,' and 'WEST SIDE STORY'. (more...)

Actor Dean Cameron Brings His Hilarious Creation, THE NIGERIAN SPAM SCAM, to The Space
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

We've all received the email…you know, the one with a Nigerian prince and/or diplomat begging for help and needing a bank account for upwards of $100 million.  While most of us hit delete, writer and performer Dean Cameron did something about it.  It's this humorous creation of the popular email con, "The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam," that makes its way to The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court) for a three-performance engagement onFriday, March 31 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 at 7 and 10 p.m.  Produced by Mark Shunock and Brandon Ellyson, "The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam" is on sale now online at www.thespacelv.com.  (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Star Grant Almirall Joins Cast of WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Grant Almirall, star of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, joins the superb cast of the Fugard Theatre's smash hit musical, WEST SIDE STORY, at the Joburg Theatre until 5 March 2017. (more...)

Village Playwrights to Present QUEERLY BELOVED at the LGBT Community Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Queerly Beloved, staged readings of jury-chosen 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day from and LGBTQ perspective presented at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th St. NYC on Wednesday February 22, 2017 from 8 pm to 10 pm.  (more...)

New Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today casting for the Wharton Center engagement of 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...)

Reginald D Hunter Is Coming to Swindon This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show following a hugely successful year performing across Europe. He will visit The Arts Centre, Swindon, on Thursday 1st June 2017. (more...)

Brian Setzer Orchestra To Celebrate 25th Anniversary with BSO/25! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA--led by iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and  three-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER--will celebrate their 25th anniversary in style with an exclusive landmark show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August 2. Under the stars at the legendary venue where they've performed twice before, SETZER's trademark guitar work and vocal stylings will be matched with his 19-piece orchestra's rockin' big-band horn arrangements, making for an unbeatable combination. Group tickets on-sale Feb 21, 2017, with artist pre-sale beginning May 2, 2017 and public on-sale May 7, 2017. (more...)

Amused Moose Comedy's National New Comic Award 2017: Heat 6, Plus Tom Allen and Ian Smith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

On 12 March, you can vote for twelve exciting new comedians onstage at Kings X's iconic WaterRats music/comedy venue, which launched Oasis in London and Bob Dylan in the UK. (more...)

BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music Hall
by Alan Portner - Feb 13, 2017

Slimmed down production loses no impact and becomes even more intimate. (more...)

Broadway Star Lillias White and British Actor Samuel Anderson Head the Cast of THE JOINT IS JUMPIN'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????New York's hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers are to star in the UK premiere of  This Joint is Jumpin', a red-hot 1920's Harlem rent party celebration of jazz icon Fats Waller's life and music, at The Other Palace Studio from 4 - 15 April. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 13-19 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 13, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 13-19, 2017. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

Purchase College to Honor Technical Theatre Legend Joseph B. Forbes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Purchase College, State University of New York's Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, will  present the Sixth Annual Broadway technical "Backstage Legends and Masters Award" to esteemed theater legend, Joseph B. Forbes at 7 p.m., April 24, 2017.  (more...)

Ben Forster Extends His Run as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Ben Forster will extend his run as 'The Phantom' until Saturday 2 September in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'. Now in its 31st year at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, the show also stars Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'. (more...)

PIANO MEN—A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL Comes to Stage One
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Combining the music of Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage, The Piano Men is a dynamic, interactive concert celebrating these two giants of pop music. The concert, which features two pianos facing off at center stage, features Broadway veterans Craig A Meyer ("A top notch performer!" Daily Variety) and Donnie Kehr ("Sensational," New York Post) accompanied by the all-star musicians and backup singers of The Rocket Band. Two pianos bring two impressive hit catalogues alive! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/12/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 2/12/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/13
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 13, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 2/12/2017. (more...)

Christian Borle Speaks About Building His Own Willy Wonka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

In an exclusive interview with ET, Christian Borle discussed the nascent rehearsal process for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, coming to Broadway in March. At this stage, Borle and director Jack O'Brien are working to find the proper balance between the story everyone knows and the story being brought to the stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (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...)

The Return of FRIDAY 5 (+1): ANTIGONE at Belmont University
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2017

In Ara Vito's Southern Gothic-inspired treatment of Sophocles' Antigone, the bond between two sisters is challenged by the tragedies of national and familial conflict. Against the backdrop of a decaying home in middle-of-nowhere country, the air is imbued with history and spirits walk the earth. Tragedy is yesterday and tomorrow and now - uncovered by love, betrayal, death, and hope. Summer Shack directs. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 2/10/2017
by BWW - Feb 10, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 2/10/2017. (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

Telemundo Deportes to Present Liga MX: PACHUCA VS. TIGRES, 2/11
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Telemundo Deportes presents the best of the Liga MX with a showdown between the last two league champions: Pachuca vs. the UANL Tigres, this Saturday, February 11 at 8 PM (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway Casts United!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 10, 2017

Moments before the curtain went up on the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard, starring Glenn Close, the stars of Andrew Lloyd Webber's productions came together to celebrate the legendary composer's historic achievement of having four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway with a commemorative photo. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lena Hall Covers Justin Timberlake's 'Drink You Away'
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

Watch Lena Hall put her signature rock spin on Justin Timberlake's song Drink You Away. (more...)

NY 1 OnStage to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

NY 1 "On Stage" will celebrate legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber with a half-hour special this weekend. Lloyd Webber joins Rodgers and Hammerstein as the only composers in history to have four shows running simultaneously on Broadway. Three of Lloyd Webber's musicals rang in 2017 with record-breaking sales, smashing house records at the Winter Garden (School of Rock - The Musical), Majestic (The Phantom of the Opera) and Neil Simon (Cats) Theatres. The fourth musical, Sunset Boulevard starring three time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close, opened to rave reviews last night at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

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