Cats on Tour


Photo Flash: The Other Theatre Company Announces Casting for the Return Holiday Hit BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit with a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, music arrangements by Jermaine Hill, original direction by Carin Silkaitis, additional direction and choreography by Tommy Rivera-Vega, music direction by Ali Goodman, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Additional shows on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets for previews are $20 and for the regular run $25. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards Update - CCT's CATS Winning Best Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert to Star in NC Theatre's ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Emmy Award-winning actress, Sally Struthers, will return to the role of 'Louise Seger' in North Carolina Theatre's production of Always...Patsy Cline. Carter Calvert (Broadway: It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) will star in the title role. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Detroit Regional Awards Update - Justin John Moniz, Jordan Gagnon in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Amtrak Celebrates Universal's THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS With First 'Pets Ride Free' Promotion
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Riding the rails with a beloved four-legged friend will come with an extra special treat during this holiday season, in which 'Pets Ride Free.' (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/27/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/27/2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Famed Press Agent Susan L. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 28, 2016

In part one of Behind the Curtain's most fascinating interviews to date, Rob and Kevin sat down with famed press agent Susan L. Schulman to discuss her life and career, including such projects as Applause, State Fair, Dancin' and the infamous Dream. Susan pulls back the curtain on working side by side with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Zero Mostel, Bob Fosse,  and the abominable showman himself, David Merrick.  (more...)

A Broadway Christmas Comes to New Jersey!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Featuring a cast of New York Professionals A Broadway Christmas has all of your favorite Christmas songs packed into one merry musical review. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas', 'Need a Little Christmas' & 'White Christmas' are just a few of the 20 musical classics that will instantly put you, and your family into the Christmas Spirit. 'Unlike other Holiday Revues, this production contains Christmas songs featured in Broadway musicals' says Dream Theater Executive Artistic Director Bernard Solomon. 'Of course the classics are included, but we also look at lesser known songs like CHRISTMAS IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR from Catch me If You Can and CHRISTMAS BELLS from RENT.' The second act features all songs from stage adaptations of classic holiday movies. (more...)

Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, presents TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, a dark musical comedy based on the infamous 1990's Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan "knee whack" ice skating scandal. With book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, direction and choreography by Jon Martinez and musical direction by Aaron Benham, TONYA AND NANCY will play November 26 - December 30, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Making Memories at the Belgrade Theatre this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following the success of last year's Making Memories campaign, the Belgrade Theatre is once again raising money to offer families in need with the opportunity to experience the magic of pantomime. (more...)

World-favourite Family Musical ANNIE for Festive Season Run at Artscape
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

ANNIE, the world's favourite family musical, will be presented by Pieter Toerien and Hazel Feldman at Artscape for the 2016 festive season. (more...)

Participating Shows Announced for 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Broadway League announced today the shows participating in the 21st Kids' Night on Broadway, which will take place Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. Tickets to participating shows will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:30am. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: November 28- December 4 , 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of November 28- December 4, 2016. (more...)

CHRISTMAS INN at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

It's just days before Christmas and the Christmas Inn is a hive of activity. Two famous entertainers who split up their act return to the Inn--one to try out his new Christmas show and the other to see the place one last time before it is sold. Enjoy an evening of holiday music, laughter and a poignant story filled with Christmas magic as the supporting players and the families of the feuding stars try to get them to reunite and recreate the act which made them famous. The show features all your favorite Christmas songs including an old-fashioned sing-along. (more...)

A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS Comes to New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Featuring a cast of New York Professionals A Broadway Christmas has all of your favorite Christmas songs packed into one merry musical review. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas', 'Need a Little Christmas' & 'White Christmas' are just a few of the 20 musical classics that will instantly put you, and your family into the Christmas Spirit. 'Unlike other Holiday Revues, this production contains Christmas songs featured in Broadway musicals' says Dream Theater Executive Artistic Director Bernard Solomon. 'Of course the classics are included, but we also look at lesser known songs like CHRISTMAS IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR from Catch me If You Can and CHRISTMAS BELLS from RENT.' The second act features all songs from stage adaptations of classic holiday movies. (more...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician's destiny. (more...)

Chip Deffaa Releases THE CHIP DEFFAA SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

'The Chip Deffaa Songbook'—a double-album featuring nearly 40 theater songs by ASCAP Award-winning playwright/songwriter Chip Deffaa--is out now.  The two-CD set gathers songs that Deffaa wrote or co-wrote for such shows of his as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!,' 'The Seven Little Foys,'  'Mad About the Boy,' 'Presenting Fanny Brice,' 'The Family that Sings Together,' 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' 'Song-and-Dance Kids,' and 'Theater Boys.' The set, with a suggested  list price of $17.00, is available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records, etc.   It may be ordered here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thechipdeffaasongbook. (more...)

PHANTOM to Celebrate 12,000 Performances on Broadway! 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today that the longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, will once again make theater history, reaching the unprecedented milestone of 12,000 performances. A feat achieved by no other Broadway show, the 12,000th performance will take place Monday evening, November 28 at 8PM at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street). (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells & Tom Macrae's New Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for the world premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae's new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All the Performances from MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 25, 2016

A dazzling lineup of Broadway's best took part in the milestone 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, broadcast live on NBC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Best of Broadway Performs on MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

A dazzling lineup of Broadway's best took part in the milestone 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, broadcast live on NBC yesterday. (more...)

One Night Only! Robert Lindsay, Giovanna Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the cast for its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol'. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: November 25, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2016

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

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 11/25/2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 11/25/2016. (more...)

BWW Preview: BROADWAY SINGS THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL on 12/3 at NJPAC
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 25, 2016

A new holiday tradition is born when 'Broadway Sings The Muppet Christmas Carol' takes to the stage on Saturday, December 3rd at 3:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Brings New Balance to Love & Murder on Tour
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 25, 2016

With such a fine set of frontliners behind him, John Rapson may not be a dominant as Jefferson Mays was on Broadway, but the touring show comes off as more balanced, the LOVE and MURDER more equally weighted. (more...)

BWW Preview: CATS THE MUSICAL at Milburn Stone Theatre
by Scott Serio - Nov 25, 2016

Cats Is A Purrfect Holiday Show In Mid-Atlantic Region (more...)

BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Nov 25, 2016

  As a haze envelopes, The Overture Center for the Arts a drum beat begins, followed shortly by screaming electric guitar licks. The energy in the theater is palpable as dancers move and gyrate across the stage. A curtain drops over a cage suspended far above the stage and nearly immediately falls away to reveal…The Illusionists! (more...)

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso Take Centre Stage for the European Première of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland. (more...)

Photo Flash: Last Chance to See THE BODYGUARD in the West End at the Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The international hit musical The Bodyguard starring Beverley Knight reprising the role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marronopposite Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron's bodyguard, will complete its run at the Dominion Theatre on 7 January 2017 as previously announced. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/4/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/4/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/5
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 5, 2016

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 12/4/2016. (more...)

Jason Fox's 'Ricky Nelson: How I Learned The Truth About His Last Days' Hits #1 On Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

'Ricky Nelson: How I Learned the Truth About His Final Days,' is a revelatory true account about industry-outsider Jason Fox's disastrous attempt to create the book and screenplay of Ricky Nelson's musical comeback with Ricky's best friend, Jamie Fresh. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Star Todrick Hall Named National Ambassador for 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Broadway League has announced that Todrick Hall, now starring in Kinky Boots, will serve as a National Ambassador for the 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, taking place in New York City on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. (more...)

Animal Planet to Premiere New Series THE GUARDIANS, 1/7
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

In this all-new series, Animal Planet introduces this volunteer-run organization called Guardians of Rescue and follows its quest to help any animal in need - anywhere, anytime. THE GUARDIANS premieres Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10 PM ET/PT on Animal Planet. (more...)

Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: See The New York Post's Cindy Adams Make her Broadway Debut as Grizabella!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Dec 2, 2016

The New York Post's legendary gossip columnist, Cindy Adams, just made her Broadway debut during the curtain call of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats as Grizabella. She might not be Mamie's understudy, but she was there to promote her eighth annual Blessing of the Animals on December 11, 2016 at Christ Church (524 Park Avenue), which includes a procession of animals to the altar for blessing. (more...)

Echo Limousine Donates to The Anti-Cruelty Society During October
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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BWW Review: DICK WHITTINGTON, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 1 December 2016
by Jenny Ell - Dec 2, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry has teamed up again with Imagine Theatre and panto veteran Iain Lauchlan this year to create a brand new production of Dick Whittington - a very popular title choice in the Midlands this year it seems! Remarkably busy for a school night, there was a very good mixture of adults and children alike making up last night's audience - all of whom were able to find plenty of elements to entertain them across the three-hour production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anna-Jane Casey Talks ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

Anna-Jane Casey made her West End debut in Cats, and has since starred in Chicago, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George and Billy Elliot, among others. She's currently in rehearsals for Sheffield Crucible's Christmas show, Annie Get Your Gun, in which she plays gun-totin' Annie Oakley. Previews begin on 9 December. (more...)

Local Doctor Opens Senior Relocation, Estate Sale Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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Vika Bull and Debra Byrne Celebrate Carol King's 'Tapestry'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On the 45th anniversary of one of the best-selling albums of all time, Carole King's pop masterpiece, Tapestry was celebrated by two of Australia's most loved vocalists in three sold out shows at the Arts Centre, Melbourne in August 2016. (more...)

30th Anniversary of Miracle on Madison on December 3 - New York's Favorite Holiday Shopping Day - Benefits The Society Of Memorial Sloan Kettering
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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BWW Exclusive Sneak Peek: Betty Buckley Chats Originating CATS' Grizabella on Tonight's MetroFocus
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway legend Betty Buckley visits tonight's METROFOCUS on Thirteen to discuss how she brought Grizabella to life in the original production of Cats. (more...)

30th Anniversary of Miracle on Madison Benefits The Society Of Memorial Sloan Kettering
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The 30th Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue, New York's cherished holiday shopping tradition, will greet shoppers and visitors with its most abundant bounty of holiday festivities on Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 5 pm.   (more...)

HOW TO BE A CAT is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Modern life is stressful, and following the ugliest presidential election of all time, increasing numbers of people are choosing to leave it all behind - by learning how to be like Cats! There's now even a book offering a complete, step-by-step process for those ready to trade worries for whiskers. (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Regional Awards Update - Vincent Ortega, Candida Orosco Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Beth Leavel, Lesli Margherita, and More Get #Tappy in Holiday Special
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Inspired by the televised holiday specials of the 1960s, this year's 'Tappy Christmas Special' features Christopher Rice (#Tappy, The Book of Mormon) and some of Broadway's biggest female stars - check out the festive dances below! (more...)

Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the extension of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

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