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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...)

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...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL Adds 3 Performances at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Due to popular demand, Random Acts and Greenhouse Theater Center have announced that audiences will now have three additional opportunities to catch Strangest Things! The Musical - Sunday, April 30th and Sunday, May 7th at 3pm, and Thursday, May 11th at 8pm. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Webber to Chat Live from The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Are these two musical theatre legends too much for one room? Find out on Sunday, April 23, when Live at The Other Palace streams a conversation between HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd-Webber, currently represented by four shows on Broadway. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Release Cast Recording in June; Rush Policy Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that a new block of tickets for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will go on sale on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10AM for performances through Sunday, April 22, 2018. Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, May 6, 2017
by - Apr 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, May 6, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 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 Sunday, April 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sweet first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cabrillo Music Theatre Takes to Heaven SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT! For the first time in the Kavli theatre, Cabrillo will present this hilarious new musical, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, musical direction by Kyle C. Norris, choreography by Michelle Elkin and direction by Misti B. Wills. (more...)

Line-Up Announced for 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway's fresh new faces, sensational stars, extraordinary ensembles and venerable veterans will take the stage at the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Walnut Theatre Gets Ready to Dance with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Wagner College Theatre presents the groundbreaking musical La Cage aux Folles with performances from April 20 - April 30, 2017 in the Main Hall Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Apr 20, 2017

'Whattya wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU-' Stop the madness, y'all. Jacksonville is the smallest big town I've ever seen, and although there is so much to do, it can be overwhelming trying to narrow it down. The Vital 5 is here to help you decide. This weekly feature breaks down my top 5 theatrical picks for the upcoming week. Share this to help your friends, and we can then all avoid the frustration of having to choose (well, kind of - you're on your own for dinner plans!) (more...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: April 20, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 20, 2017

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

Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, and Nigel Havers Return to the London Palladium in DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Initial casting is announced today (20 April 2017) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Dick Whittington.  Following the success of Cinderella last year, the production will see the return of Julian Clary who will play Spirit of the Bells, Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel.  Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly.  (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Hippodrome - An Homage to Musical Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 20, 2017

A stellar cast establishes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a 'Must See Musical'! (more...)

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Presents IMPERMANENT LANDSCAPE, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Impermanent Landscape, an evening length performance in the round at Danspace Project, June 1-3 at 8pm. Admission: Advance tickets: $22 General / $15 Members. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 (cash or check only), pending availability. Box Office: (866) 811-4111, www.DanspaceProject.org (more...)

Three Phantoms Unmask the World of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

For a strictly limited season from 12 - 13 May 2017, the MES Theatre at Mediacorp is to be haunted by a company of seven world-class West End singers, who, along with the homegrown pianist, Joel Nah, will present a thrilling evening of musical theatre in an outstanding show that has become the most exciting concert phenomenon to tour Europe and critiqued as 'simply phenomenal'. (more...)

Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre celebrate music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, April 18 through May 21. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 19, 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: Rob and Kevin debate leaving shows at intermission and 'second act'-ing a show. Plus, Ann Miller's fourth wall, Bob Fosse's debut, Sammy Davis Jr comes to Broadway, and Freddie Martinez makes a come back. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

ZeptoLab's C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars - Now Available on iOS and Android
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

BlogPaws 2017 Conference to Let Cats Out of the Bag in Myrtle Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Everyone knows 'Cats rule,' not only online but in millions of feline-loving households. As it turns out, at the upcoming BlogPaws Conference taking place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from May 18-21, 2017, the cat presence will also include several celebrity Cats of Instagram, play host to the Cat Writer's Association, prominent cat brands like PawCulture and feature Hauspanther founder and New York Times best-selling author, Kate Benjamin. (more...)

Cast Announced for SIREN'S DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Casting for 'Siren's Den: A New Rock Musical' is complete!  The cast stars *Lindsey Lake (Rent Tour) as rockstar, Skylar Cole, Andrea Leach (Beauty and the Beast Int'l Tour) as Jessie, *Chris Gleim (Jesus Christ Superstar Tour) as Logan, *Adam R. Kaster (The Golden Bride) as Garrett, and *Alan Gillespie (Miss Saigon Tour) as Bar Manager/Kurtis Katz.  The show's creator, Rori Nogee (Showgirls, the Musical!) will play Remy Morgan.  The Vultures will be played by Lauren Chastain, Jonte Culpepper (Bayside, the Musical!), Musa Hitomi, Frankie Shin, Erin Ullman and Corbin Williams (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas). (more...)

Will Uma Thurman Make Her Broadway Debut in New Play by HOUSE OF CARDS Creator?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Uma Thurman might be Broadway-bound! According to Showbiz411, the actress will make her Broadway debut later this year in a new play by House of Cards writer Beau Willimon. The political thriller, called The Parisian Woman, will reportedly open this fall. (more...)

Cats, Sports, Sequins, and Sassy Best Friends Dominate Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Rose Matafeo returns with a rave Guardian review under her belt, Tessa Waters has been snaffling awards left right and centre, Donna Brookbanks is wading through Cats to bring you her first full hour and James Nokise is definitely talking about sports (and only sports, not politics at all).  (more...)

Record Store Day Stores Announce Plans For The Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Indie record stores around Australia are now announcing their plans for Record Store Day, the annual celebration of indie record stores. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Clint Holmes Celebrates New CD With Birdland Performance
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 18, 2017

The word Artist is never more accurately applied to an entertainer then when it is used to describe Clint Holmes.  Clint starts with a familiar song title on a blank music  page, and then goes on to create something you never thought that tune could become.   His vocal, jazz, acting ability, combined with his creativity cross every music red, blue, black and white music line you ever laid down.  Most of the audience at Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland Series were already 'educated consumers' at his performance celebrating the CD Release of 'Rendezvous'  last night.  However, for all, it was a reminder of what a truly great performer can brilliantly accomplish with the same 12 notes and combination of beats that all vocalists have at their disposal.   (more...)

Hugely Popular Comedian and TV Presenter Jason Manford Returns to Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Hugely popular comedian and TV favourite and radio presenter Jason Manford is returning to Warrington for what promises to be a laugh-a-minute show. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 17-23 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 17, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of April 17-23, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Betty Buckley, Billy Porter Chat New Albums on BUILD Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The BUILD Series welcomed Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Tony & Grammy Award winner Billy Porter last week to talk about their new albums, 'Story Songs' and 'Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers,' respectively. Watch clips from the interview below! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/16/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/16/2017. (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CCM Legacy Shines at Broadway Sessions!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2017

Statistically speaking, it's safe to say that just about every Broadway show boasts cast members who graduated from Cincinnati University- College Conservatory of Music, or CCM. The school's legacy is woven deep into the fabric of the Broadway community. We took some time to shine a light on that legacy at Broadway Sessions recently. The '17 graduating class took the stage alongside alumni Jessica Hendy (Cats), Julian R. Decker (Sunset Boulevard), Sean Montgomery (Groundhog Day), Christine Cornish Smith (Cats) and Josh Daniel (Book of Mormon. Enjoy highlights here. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discuss the Making of MISS SAIGON with Richard Maltby Jr.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 16, 2017

'I had such a great time with those two sessions, I'm wondering if you'd like to do a third. With MISS SAIGON opening in March, I wouldn't mind doing a detailed description about how that show was written. There's a real story there and it's never been told.' (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Bizarre And Bold, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGDAD ZOO Contemplates The Meaning Of Life In A Society Riddled With Conflict And Contradictions.
by Jade Kops - Apr 16, 2017

Rajiv Joseph's acclaimed play BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGDAD ZOO is presented by Mad March Hare Theatre with compact creativity at the Old Fitz Theatre as part of Red Line Theatre's season of Unspoken stories. (more...)

BDT Stage Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Return of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

It's been 40 years since BDT Stage (then Boulder's Dinner Theatre) opened its doors. The curtain rose that night and Joseph graced the boards in his amazing Technicolor dreamcoat. A lot has changed in the last four decades, but 10,000+ performances later, BDT Stage is bringing back the show that started it all. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat begins preview performances May 13, playing all summer long, through August 19, 2017. (more...)

Annual Maine Playwright's Festival Comes to Portland and Orono
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Performances for the 2017 Maine Playwrights Festival, the state's most vibrant incubator for new plays by local playwrights, have been announced for April 27 through May 6 in Portland and May 7 in Orono.  This year's sixteenth annual festival features the world premiere performances of six new plays by Maine playwrights.  Public performances will be held in Portland at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater on Forest Avenue, and in Orono at the Cyrus Pavillion Theatre on the University of Maine campus.  Tickets are available now at www.acorn-productions.org. (more...)

Kevin R Free and Jeff Hiller Reveal The Worst Of Themselves in New Comedy Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

MYCARL PRODUCTIONS, in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS and FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade, is pleased to present the once monthly comedy performance of No, I'M the Worst!!!, created and hosted by Kevin R. Free. (more...)

THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Razzle Dazzle at Pioneer Theatre Company; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, running May 5 - 20, 2017. The musical was the toast of Broadway when it premiered in 1991, winning the 1991 Tony Award for best musical. (more...)

VIDEO: DisneyNature Shares First Look at DOLPHINS, In Theaters 2018
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

With just a week until Earth Day and the theatrical debut of the fun and breathtaking new movie “Born in China,” Disneynature reveals a sneak peek at its next movie, DOLPHINS, which comes out in time for Earth Day 2018. (more...)

Bill Fayne's BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS Come to the Suncoast Showroom 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Bill Fayne's 'Broadway Showstoppers' will bring iconic show tunes to the Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, May 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Dreams Goes Global with a Master Class in Moscow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Through an unprecedented collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Moscow, the U.S. Department of State, Broadway Moscow, and Stage Entertainment Russia, the not-for-profit performing arts education organization offered master class program in Moscow from March 29 through April 11. See all the great photos from the trip below! (more...)

Photo Flash: See Christian Borle and More in a Mouth-Watering First Look at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 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 Sunday, April 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sweet first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Atlantic Theater's ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird). (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre closes the 2016-17 season with Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs Friday, May 19 through Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

Get Ready for the Show! 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards to Air on GPB Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

If you can't get enough Cats, Legally Blonde and Dreamgirls, and you know that Grease and Hairspray aren't just styling products, you'll want to tune in to the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards! (more...)

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