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The longest running, most popular, North American Touring Production in history!

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."

SUPER DUNGEON BROS Rocks Out with the Fiesty Female Foursome, the Broettes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Girls just wanna have fun! Wired Productions, an independent games publisher, today announced that the upcoming rock-'n'-roll inspired co-op dungeon brawler Super Dungeon Bros will expand its playable character roster with a feisty female foursome known as the Broettes, available as free downloadable content from the day of launch. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: October 27, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 27, 2016

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

BWW Feature: Desert Theatreworks Presents SHOW WRECK, a Musical Revue, as a Fundraiser
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 27, 2016

Desert Theatreworks presented SHOW WRECK, a musical parody revue, as a fundraiser. Arnie Kleban, Adina Lawson, Lance Phillips-Martinez, Luke Rainey, and Karen Schmitt presented numbers originated by FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, all of which made fun of theatergoers' favorite New York street. Desert Theatreworks is beginning several new project that require funding to continue. (more...)

Patrick Page to Star as 'Scrooge' in Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 25thAnniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Season 3 of WGN America's Supernatural Thriller SALEM, Premiering 11/2
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Everything in SALEM has gone to hell when WGN America's hit supernatural thriller returns Halloween Week, Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

New Dance Drama CONFUCIUS to Play Lincoln Center, D.C. This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) returns to the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center this winter with Confucius, a new dance drama performed by the China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater. (more...)

Broadway Pals Enter the Ring for PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

'What do you do when you have to stop dancing?' This is the question Zack asks the dancers at the end of A Chorus Line. Original Broadway cast member Carole Schweid has a unique answer to that question. (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Ronve O'Daniel to Welcome Freestyle Love Supreme Star and More for ILLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Fresh off of his sold out 'Best of Fest!' win for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at this summer's New York Musical Festival (NYMF), plus sold out runs in Ohio and Atlanta, iLLA!'s Composer-Lyricist, Ronve O'Daniel, will perform Songs From iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical, at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on Sunday, November 6th at 9:30PM. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Nature to Present 'The Story of Cats' This November on PBS
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Story of Cats airs Wednesdays, November 2 and 9, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After the broadcast, the episode will be available for limited online streaming at (more...)

MACHIAVELLI on the UWS Hosts Special Events
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 26, 2016

Visit Machiavelli in the Upper West Side of New York City for their seasonal menu and exciting special events. (more...)

John Partridge and Adrian Zmed to Star in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Bill Kenwright presents the much loved musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES with JOHN PARTRIDGE as 'Albin' and ADRIAN ZMED as 'Georges', opening at New Oxford Theatre on Thursday 5th January before embarking on its first ever nationwide tour. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tyler Mount to Discuss his Favorite Things
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 26, 2016

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: Tyler Mount from Broadway's The Tyler Mount Vlog stops by to share his favorite thing, which is divine....literally! (more...)

WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Extends Into December at NYC's Parkside Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is extending its stay in New York through December 14, 2016 at Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston). (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Oct 25, 2016

After a record-breaking twenty-eight years on Broadway (and nearly the same timespan on the road), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is an international sensation that's been seen by virtually everyone. In fact, nearly 150 million people have sat in the audience for a performance and listened to the Andrew Lloyd Webber score in more than 15 languages! Up until the 2004 feature film, each of these performances followed the blueprint created by director Harold Prince and Cats choreographer Gillian Lynn, first staging it in London where it currently celebrates its 30th year of success. But, in 2012, producer Cameron Mackintosh recruited West End director Laurence Connor to helm a sparkling new production, later inspiring a new US tour that has just returned to Bass Hall in its second DFW-area appearance. And while 'Phans' of the original production might miss a few iconic elements, the new tour offers an exciting opportunity to experience the show through a new pair of opera glasses. (more...)

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma il Musical 'Evita'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma (Sede Culturale Ambasciata Argentina in Italia) il Musical  'Evita' con Malika Ayane, regia di Massimo Romeo Piparo. (more...)

Breaking News: Glenn Close Will Return to Broadway in SUNSET BOULEVARD in Spring 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner announced today the Broadway return of three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close in her most iconic role, Norma Desmond, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical,Sunset Boulevard. Based on Billy Wilder's classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Direct from a bravura sold-out engagement earlier this year at the English National Opera (ENO), which marked Ms. Close's West End debut, this production of Sunset Boulevard will feature a 40-piece orchestra on the stage of The Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue). Directed by Lonny Price, performances will begin on Thursday, February 2, 2017, with an official opening night set for Thursday, February 9, 2017. Sunset Boulevard will play a limited 16-week engagement. Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11 am. (more...)

Cockpit Theatre Welcomes New Musical Based on Barbara Pym Novel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Returning to London after a successful one-off concert performance at RADA, The Mirror Never Lies will come to the Cockpit Theatre for a week of performances this November. Based on Barbara Pym's beloved novel, The Sweet Dove Died, this bittersweet story about the power of beauty will transport you back to 1960's London. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: October 24-30, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 24, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of October 24-30, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kate Rockwell Takes On DC and a Classic with Arena Stage's CAROUSEL
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 24, 2016

Starting this week, Kate Rockwell will be making her Arena Stage debut as Carrie Pipperidge in the show that was named the 'Best Musical of the 20th Century' by Time Magazine, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/23/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/23/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/24
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 24, 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 10/23/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Help The Humane Society of NY at BEST IN SHOWS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 24, 2016

Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefitting the Humane Society of New York, was held last night at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, was awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award, in recognition of his deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals, presented by Tony Award-winning actress and animal rights champion Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Writer Martin Charnin
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 24, 2016

He created the role of Big Deal in the original WEST SIDE STORY. He changed the face of musical theatre, and pop culture, when he wrote ANNIE. And, now, Martin Charnin is sitting down for a two part interview with Rob and Kevin to talk about how he went from being an actor, to a lyricist, to a director. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Attends Final Performance of THE BARDY BUNCH in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After a successful run at the Mercury Theatre, The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady closed their doors on Sunday, October 23 to an excited crowd that included Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad. 'I loved the show! A really fun, foot-tapping time in the theater,' said Cranston. Scroll down for photos of the cast and creative team posing outside the theater with the Oscar-nominated actor! (more...)

Comedian Josie Long to Bring SOMETHING BETTER to Barrow Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Multi award-winning British comedian JOSIE LONG returns to New York following her New York Times and Time Out New York Critics' Pick show 'Cara Josephine' with a brand new stand-up show, 'Something Better,' running from November 19th until December 3rd at The Barrow Street Theatre. (more...)

Karen Murphy, Jay Aubrey Jones and More Set for Theater 2020's 'Salute to Sondheim' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' award winning professional theater company is pleased to announce a gala fundraising concert. Join us for an evening of musical delights, featuring singers you love from Broadway and Theater 2020 hit shows. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/24/2016
by - Oct 24, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 10/24/2016. (more...)

BWW Preview: Aaron Marquise of Marquise Productions Presents THIS IS NOT A TEST
by Gianluca Russo - Oct 24, 2016

TROY, N.Y.- A French clown living in Troy aims to change the perception of clowns with a one-person performance on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Revolution Hall. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2016
by - Oct 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET to Play Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

The Brian Setzer Orchestra's 2016 Christmas Rocks! Tour to Play the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner and his 19-piece THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA will return to the State Theatre in Easton on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

Casting Announced for Salisbury Playhouse's Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Casting has been announced for Salisbury Playhouse's Christmas musical productions in The Salberg - The Night Before Christmas (5 to 31 December 2016) and A Little of What You Fancy (20 December 2016 to 21 January 2017) - which have been written by Glyn Kerslake and Gareth Machin.  (more...)

BWW Review: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Reflect Upon RENT's Continued Impact in CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Oct 20, 2016

Often, when performers get their big break at a young age, they spend the ensuing years of their career attempting to escape out from under that encompassing shadow. For Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, who met in the original Off-Broadway production of RENT in 1995, that is only half true. In the 20 years since that groundbreaking musical about visionary but disease-stricken bohemians launched their careers, both performers have gone on to perform plentifully inside the theatre and aside from it. However, both Pascal and Rapp have spent the last two decades not basking in the bygone glory of having once starred in a cultural phenomenon, but with the celebratory awareness that each subsequent opportunity likely may not have fallen into their paths without having done so. For proof of such a mentality, look no further than the duo's two-hander string of shows at Feinstein's/54 Below, ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP, the first of which kicked off an impressive 11-performance run on October 8. That title, though, is in part misleading. Although there was ample reflection on behalf of both parties in regards to the near quarter century since they met, the evening consisted of two distinctly separate shows, save for the exception of a select few songs which the two performed together. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: October 20, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 20, 2016

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

CINDERELLA to Make Columbus Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Ohio Theatre for a limited engagement November 22-27. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes 'Booked It!' Podcast's Nate Patten & Cam Collins
by Broadwaysted - Oct 19, 2016

This week, Broadwaysted is diving face-first into Broadway Orchestra Pits with our guests Nate Patten and Cam Collins from 'Booked It: A Broadway Musician's Guide to Theatre, Facebook, and being #Grateful!' (more...)

Final Casting Announced for FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre announces casting and creative details for its four showcases including Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf Presents LIT ALOUD An Evening With Authors and Actores
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Tacoma Little Theatre invites you to an evening with three South Sound authors as they introduce dramatic readings from their diverse bodies of work.  Tickets for the September 22, 2016 performance at 7:30pm are $10.00 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online at, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281. (more...)

World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Coming to Hershey
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The world famous Gregory Popovich is a fifth-generation Russian circus performer who will bring his Comedy Pet Theater show to Hershey Theatre on Saturday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Jarvis Antonio Green to Lead CHOIR BOY for JAG Productions & ArtisTree
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

???????Jarvis Antonio Green is leading a cast of Broadway veterans and emerging New York theater artists in the Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's timely play Choir Boy. (more...)

I AM MY OWN WIFE to Play Melbourne's MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL and Brisbane's MELT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

After a sell-out Sydney season at the Old Fitz Theatre, Oriel Group's critically acclaimed production of I Am My Own Wife will have a limited Melbourne season at fortyfivedownstairs from January 17 as part of the 2017 Midsumma Festival and a limited Brisbane season at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of MELT 2017. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/17/2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 10/17/2016. (more...)

EADO PLAYHOUSE Opens its Doors For the First Time This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

 'EaDo Playhouse?! We know what you're thinking… Okay, we assume to know what you're thinking… 'A) Do we really need another theater in Houston? B) Are they going to change their name next year? 3) Did I turn the stove off?' Honestly, we're thinking the same thing... But, hey, we're just trying to level out the arts-venue to Chipotle ratio in Houston. No, but seriously… In a world where a tiny-handed talking Cheeto in a toupee could be the next President of the United States, we feel that it's important for our community to bond together.  (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh is Determined to Put an End to HAMILTON Ticket Resellers
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 17, 2016

It's been an issue for as long as anyone can remember, but if anyone can try to stop it, it's Cameron Macintosh. The West End producer stated in his latest interview with The Telegraph that it's time to put an end to ticket touts, especially when HAMILTON lands there in fall 2018. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/16/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/16/2016. (more...)

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