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There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theatre than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song "Memory."


PetPace, Ecopet Announce Distribution Agreement in Spain
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

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Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open BASKERVILLE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 6th opening of the Vermont Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 6 - 16). (more...)

A COMEDY OF MANORS to Premiere at Adirondack Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Adirondack Theatre Festival is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of A COMEDY OF MANORS:  Isabel Keating (Tony-nominated for The Boy From Oz), William Youmans (Bright Star, Wicked), John Wojda (Madam Secretary), Gerry Bamman (The Merchant of Venice), Polly Lee (The Americans), Tara Pacheco, and Rory Kulz (Travels With My Aunt). A COMEDY OF MANORS is directed by Benjamin Kamine (Carlyle at the Goodman Theatre).  (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Lynne Wintersteller, Stuart Marland, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan and More in Music Circus's HELLO, DOLLY
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduing musical Hello, Dolly!, Jerry Herman's award-winning tale of vivacious matchmaker Dolly Levi. Performances began June 28 through Sunday, July 3 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Book in Series, SNOW LEOPARDS, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of Snow Leopards. The book is the first in a new series, 'Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes,' edited by Dr. Philip Nyhus, which includes titles focused on specific species or taxa across disciplinary boundaries and spatial scales. Elsevier also introduced two additional new veterinary and animal science titles. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a magical mega-hit and musical revivals to plays with strong political resonance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KATDASHIANS! BREAK THE MUSICAL! Unveils New Teaser, Extends with New Songs
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

KATDASHIANS! BREAK THE MUSICAL!, the very unauthorized musical parody of the Kardashians reimagined as Cats, has extended its run. Performances at Times Square's Elektra Theatre will now run through July 30, 2016. Arguably one of the most important stories in the US and UK this week after Andrew Lloyd Webber's legal complaint against the show, New York's most controversial musical will now feature six all new songs. Below, get look into the lives of the Katdashians, America's First Feline Family, as they star in a new musical! (more...)

Taewon Yi to Head Special Edition of Camp Broadway in Seoul
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Camp Broadway LLC, Broadway's Drama Desk Award-winning producer of musical theater programs for children, has entered into an agreement with Taewon Yi, Julliard-trained Broadway star and preeminent musical performance educator in South Korea, to present a special edition of the company's acclaimed summer camp at Myong-Ji University in Yongin, Korea, in the Seoul Capital Area, from August 1, 2016 through August 12, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

Award-winning non-for-profit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) held their 6th annual PRIDE benefit concert on Monday, June 20, 2016. To start the night, Daniel Quadrino, from Broadway's Wicked and Newsies, sang 'Imagine' to reflect on the tragedy that happened in Orlando. He was joined onstage by members of the New York community, to echo the sentiment that New York stands behind Orlando and that art can be used to inspire and change minds. Scroll down for a video of the performance! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lynne Wintersteller, Stuart Marland, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan and More in Music Circus's HELLO, DOLLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduing musical Hello, Dolly!,Jerry Herman's award-winning tale of vivacious matchmaker Dolly Levi. Performances began last night, June 28 through Sunday, July 3 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SOUTH PACIFIC's Christine Toy Johnson
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 29, 2016

Christine Toy Johnson has come full circle in a career with many facets: from her first Equity role to her current stint as Bloody Mary in Guthrie Theater's SOUTH PACIFIC, this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical has been important to her. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Talks Musical Comediennes; Dorothy Loudon, JUNO
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 29, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week Behind the Curtain celebrates two great comediennes of the American Musical Theatre, Dorothy Loudon and JUNO! (more...)

Amanda Seyfried Joins Best Friends Animal Society as National Spokesperson for Strut Your Mutt
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Amanda Seyfried announced this morning on TODAY that she and her dog Finn are the national spokesperson and spokesdog for Best Friends Animal Society's Strut Your Mutt presented by BOBS from Skechers national fundraising walks. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its fourth season in its comfortable, stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is proud to open their summer season on July 6 with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Damn Yankees. (more...)

KATDASHIANS! BREAK THE MUSICAL! to Cut 'Cats' Tunes Following Legal Pressures from Andrew Lloyd Webber
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The show was forced to cut any tunes which sound similar to music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Cats, following legal pressures from Lloyd Webber's legal team. (more...)

Author Dean Kutzler Donates Portion of Preorder Sales to Cat Shelter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Dean Kutzler, the author of the book, Brownstone, a new thriller scheduled for release on September 6th has announced that he is donating a portion of pre-order sales to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. His purpose is two-fold. He wishes to help aid the good work they do at their no kill shelter and encourage other facilities nationwide to adopt PAWS' policies. Kutzler first decided on the campaign when his Cats of twenty-five years (Ying & Yang, brothers) died back in September of 2013. He and his partner visited PAWS' shelter in Center City and happily found Xena, a tuxedo cat that was missing her front, left paw. Immediately upon seeing Xena, Kutzler knew that she needed extra attention and adopted her. Although it isn't a kill shelter, the rescue animals are only given so much time for adoption before PAWS staff must send them to neighboring facilities in the hopes of finding forever homes. At this time, there is no guarantee that they won't leave PAWS and be sent to kill shelters. When Kutzler and his partner found Xena, her time at PAWS was up. As such, PAWS' volunteers cried tears of joy when the pair took Xena home. About the Author Philadelphia's Thriller Author, Dean Kutzler, has made it a personal goal to abolish animal kill shelters He feels it is one of the biggest injustices humans have put upon helpless animals. For more information about his cause or his latest thriller, please contact him at Deankut@gmail.com. About the Novel Brownstone is a fast-paced thriller set in NYC. Jack Elliot races against time to pay respect to his dying uncle. Not only does he become the number one murder suspect in two cases, a clandestine organization from the beginning of times has been patiently waiting for him and his DNA. What do they want? The answer may shock you. Respected author, Rebecca Cantrell says this about Mr. Kutzler's book, 'The intriguing puzzle in Brownstone makes you question everything you've learned about the Bible!' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: TAILS OF BROADWAY- Meet Sierra Boggess' Broadway Kitties- Celie & Olivia!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 27, 2016

In this edition, meet Celie and Olivia- the adorable Cats of SCHOOL OF ROCK's Sierra Boggess! (more...)

BWW Blog: Broadway Tours - Bring Them Home!
by Chelsey Robichaud - Jun 27, 2016

National tours are a beautiful, wonderful thing. They bring Broadway plays and musicals around North America so those who cannot afford to visit New York City or missed the show before it closed have a chance to live through Broadway magic. In Canada, the only regions that have touring productions visit on a regular basis are Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Ontario and Edmonton. The rest of Canada may have productions stop by every so often, but it isn't enough! (more...)

BWW Review: The Second City's ALMOST ACCURATE GUIDE TO AMERICA at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Jun 27, 2016

Love it or hate it, the whodunit farce Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center represented D.C. theater for busloads of high school students for nearly 30 years. (more...)

Kerry Ellis To Perform Intimate Scottish Cabaret Gigs
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 27, 2016

Tonight Productions bring Kerry Ellis to Scotland next month for two intimate cabaret performances.  (more...)

Cat Guardians Can Now Protects Their Pets' Kidneys with a New Soft...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

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BWW's On This Day - June 26, 2016
by - Jun 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Record-Breaking Actor George Lee Andrews
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 26, 2016

George Lee Andrews holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most performances in the same Broadway show, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. But, before he won that honor, he was Broadway's go-to character actor appearing in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, STARTING HERE, and ON THE 20TH CENTURY. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/25/2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/25/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Embracing the Unexpected: Kate Fahrner Debuts at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 24, 2016

"When I called to do this job, I was shocked and terrified at first. It's such an iconic part," confides actress Kate Fahrner, who makes a double debut in Evita at Maine State Music Theatre on June 29, 2016. The three-week run marks the young and talented Broadway star's role debut as the mesmerizing Eva Peron, as well as her first MSMT appearance. And if this weren't enough of a challenge, she adds, she has a number of other exciting things happening in her life right now as well - foremost among them a one-year old daughter, who (with the help of family) has accompanied her to Maine for rehearsals. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Music, Musicals, Art and More Slated for The Grand's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

As a premier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers, The Grand 1894 Opera House continues to produce an annual performing arts season that delivers 'living in the moment' entertainment experiences that capture the imagination of its audiences. Its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season will include many such memorable events. (more...)

Scholarships Offered for Kid City Theater's Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

A total of four scholarships are being offered to children and teens for a Manhattan musical theatre program in July at the historic 13th Street Repertory Company, with two weeks of training and rehearsals that culminate in a fully staged performance there. With tuition for the nine days (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) of intensive skill building and preparation set for regular students at $750, those competing for the scholarships will be chosen based on their talent and motivation displayed at an audition and interview, as well as their submitted essays titled "Why Being in Theatre Is My Dream." The Edith O'Hara Summer Scholarships, with the full tuition waived, are named in honor of the founder of the 13th Street Rep, Edith O'Hara, who turned age 99 this year and still resides in the building of the organization she founded in 1972.    (more...)

Jeeves & Wooster to Bring PERFECT NONSENSE to Sydney Opera House This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

?Following a sell-out year on London's West End, three successful UK tours and a season in Mumbai, the charmingly incompetent English gentleman Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are packing their bags for a trip to Sydney. (more...)

LUDO's BROKEN BRIDE Set for New York Musical Festival, 8/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter & Michael Chase Gosselin presents LUDO's Broken Bride, a new rock opera about one man's epic journey to save his true love's life, utilizing LUDO's entire discography. Adapted by Stacey Weingarten (NYMF: Les Enfants de Paris, Rescue Rue) with additional story and arrangements by Dana Levinson, the cast of 14 includes Spencer Clark (Regional: West Side Story, Romeo In Your Arms), Carson Higgins (Nat. Tour: American Idiot; NYMF: The Runaway Clone), Larry Hamilton (Off Bway: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Captain Louie), Catherine Landeta (Regional: The King and I, Avenue Q, Bat Boy), Melissa Hunter McCann (TV: 'Tony Awards'; NY: Carnegie Hall's West Side Story, Encore's Paint Your Wagon), Gabrielle McClinton (Bway: Pippin; 1st Nat. Tour: American Idiot), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: Annie, The Producers, Singin' in the Rain), Jamen Nathakumar, Jackson Perrin, Devin Richey, Brian Charles Rooney (Bway: The Threepenny Opera; NYMF: Bedbugs!!!), Ashley Talluto (Nat. Tour: Flashdance, West Side Story), Michael Jayne Walker (Regional: Hair, Godspell, Tommy), and Amy Whitcomb (TV: 'The Voice;' 'The Sing-Off'). LUDO's Broken Bride is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street a NEW 42ND STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6, 2016. (more...)

Besetzung für die Deutschlandpremiere von MARY POPPINS steht fest - Elisabeth Hübert übernimmt die Hauptrolle
by Iris Moebius - Jun 23, 2016

Ab Herbst wird es magisch in Stuttgart: Disneys und Cameron Mackintosh's Musical MARY POPPINS feiert im Herbst seine Deutschlandpremiere im Stuttgarter Stage Apollo Theater. Die Hauptrolle des beruhmtesten Kindermadchens der Welt ubernimmt Elisabeth Hubert. Die bekannte Musicaldarstellerin konnte sich beim monatelangen Castingmarathon gegen die internationale Konkurrenz durchsetzen. (more...)

Dr. Mary Ruggiero Pens ROGER ETIENNE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Dr. Mary Ruggiero has had the opportunity to touch someone's life and benefit from it as well. She relives her life and times as well as her encounter with Roger Etienne in this absorbing memoir. 'Roger Etienne: Journey in Search of an Artist' (published by AuthorHouse) tells how one man's incredible journey became his greatest artwork. (more...)

Four Texans Featured in 42ND STREET Tour, Coming to Dallas Summer Musicals and Bass Hall!
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 23, 2016

Next week, the national touring cast of 42nd STREET arrives at Dallas Summer Musicals, featuring a cast of 38 accomplished actors, singers and tap dancers. Although many of the touring gypsies currently consider New York City their home base, four of them were raised locally in the Lone Star State, and cannot wait to put on their dancing shoes back home next week. While on a one-week lay off from the tour this week, I caught up with Texas's own Caitin Ehlinger, Matthew J. Taylor, Mandy Modic and Sarah Fagan. The show runs in Dallas from June 28th to July 10th, and at Forth Worth's Bass Hall July 12th-17th. (more...)

BLUEPRINT FOR PARADISE to Open in July at Hudson Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The ruins of an abandoned WWII Nazi compound in Pacific Palisades, known today as the 'Murphy Ranch,' are the inspiration for a new play. The Athena Cats presents the world premiere of Blueprint for Paradise by Laurel M. Wetzork, opening July 30 at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood. Laura Steinroeder directs a cast that includes Alex Best, Regi Davis, Ann Hu, David Jahn, Shawn Law, Peter McGlynn and Meredith Thomas. (more...)

Randi Driscoll to Lead Starry REINVENTION Benefit for The Seeing Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Singer/Songwriter sensation Randi Driscoll calls together friends from Broadway to benefit up-and-coming actor-driven ensemble, The Seeing Place. The show, 'Reinvention' touches on the immense challenge put before us when life throws us struggles we're not sure we have the strength to face. (more...)

Bernadette Peters & Gloria Estefan Will Host 18th Annual BROADWAY BARKS in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

BROADWAY BARKS has announced their 18th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, July 9, 2016
by - Jun 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, July 9, 2016! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Talks Intimate Musicals; THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, SPITFIRE GRILL
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 22, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week, they discuss the joys of intimate musicals, including 'They're Playing Our Song' and 'Spitfire Grill.' (more...)

Tony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh to Bring Music of Billy Joel to LA County Arboretum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Pasadena POPS continues their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel on Saturday, July 9 at the LA County Arboretum. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Repertory Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

For the second production in their 45th anniversary season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the world renowned American musical West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and music byLeonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tony Winner Lillias White to Celebrate 65th Birthday with Series of Concerts in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

?Tony Award-winner LILLIAS WHITE (Dreamgirls, Barnum, Chicago, The Life and Fela!) is set to return to The Triad (158 W. 72nd St.) on the Upper West Side for three special performances of "The Birthday Show" - celebrating White's 65th Birthday on Friday, July 22nd at 9PM, Saturday, July 23rd at 11PM and Sunday, July 24th at 7PM. Lillias White is also featured in 'The Get Down', the new Netflix series, executive produced by the legendary Baz Luhrmann (scheduled to begin streaming on Netflix on August 12th, 2016). (more...)

PUSS IN THONGS to Play Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

AN AUSSIE take on a fairytale classic comes to life at Phoenix Theatre this July as Puss in Boots gets a bush makeover. (more...)

Anna Jane Casey Joins Annette Badland & Abigail Matthews for Arion Productions' Masterclasses
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Arion Productions has announced West End leading lady, Anna Jane Casey, as the latest artist to join the line-up of extraordinary performers and industry professionals providing expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields.  These masterclasses take place at Diorama Arts Studios on various Sunday afternoons throughout 2016. (more...)

Josh Young, Bryan Batt Join Rachel York and Betty Buckley in GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The cast is set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, 'Grey Gardens' The Musical will begin previews on July 6, with the opening set for July 13, 2016. Performances continue through August 14. (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 6/20
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Below check out monologue highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS from the last night's broadcast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rachel York, Betty Buckley and More in Rehearsal for GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre, directed by Michael Wilson, will begin previews on July 6, with the opening set for July 13, 2016. Performances continue through August 14. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the starry company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Canadian Tour of POTTED POTTER to Launch This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Starvox Entertainment presents the Canadian Tour of London's West End hit POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff. Written and created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated BBC Television actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, limited engagements will run across Canada from September 24 - December 31, 2016. POTTED POTTER is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old, indeed). (more...)

EastEnders' Jessie Wallace Joins Touring Production of CHICAGO
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most-loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play Mama Morton in the musical's touring production. (more...)

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