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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."



Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Glenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close won London's Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016. The award was presented last night, Sunday, November 13, at a ceremony hosted by Sir Elton John and Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

First Look At PIT Productions' INTO THE WOODS National Tour Cast In Action
by Daan Fuldner - Jan 9, 2017

"This production is certainly no fairytale musical," said Jeremy Baker, dramaturge and translator of INTO THE WOODS. Yes, the well-known Broadway musical with Stephen Sondheim's music about Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and Jack (from the Beanstalk) which has recently been transformed into a Disney movie, is no fairytale musical. This and more was explained during INTO THE WOODS's press presentation earlier today.  (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Extended Booking In West End To May 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Having recently twice smashed the house record at the New London Theatre, today, 9 January 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of School of Rock - The Musical announces the show is extending booking for a second time since its official opening.  Tickets are now available to 28 May 2017. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Amiee Turner Appears in New Valentine's Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who won rave reviews for her portrayal of Mama Rose in Gypsy (2015) and last year's concert event Once in Love, with Amiee, will take the stage in a brand new concert entitled,Twice in Love, with Amiee, on Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Cody, John Scherer and More in Starry SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/8/2017. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 9-15 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of January 9-15, 2017. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Announces Schedule of Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

WBT has announced its schedule of upcoming special events. See the entire lineup below. With questions visit: www.BroadwayTheatre.com  (more...)

Ute Lemper to Bring SONGS FROM THE BROKEN HEART to Feinstein's/54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Back by popular demand, Feinstein's/54 Below presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's Chicago, Ute Lemper with her new show Songs from the Broken Heart on today, January 7 at 7pm, Sunday, January 8 at 9:30pm and Wednesday, January 11 at 9:30pm.  (more...)

Jo Bird Shares WEB TO SUCCESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

In 'Web to Success: How to Become a Better You' (published by AuthorHouse), author Jo Bird offers her insights into working toward personal success. Bird guides readers through three key elements, which, she teaches, will help readers become the person they were always meant to be. (more...)

Nine Chinese Performing Arts Companies to Take Part in APAP 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) will represent nine national performing arts companies, directly affiliated with China's Ministry of Culture, at the 60th Annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) conference this week, January 6 - 10, 2017, in New York City. (more...)

Irish Drama BY THE BOG OF CATS to Play The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company will perform By the Bog of Cats; a drama by Irish playwright Marina Carr (The Mai) that premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1998 and was produced in London's West End in a 2004 production starring Holly Hunter. (more...)

LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY Coming to Birdland Jazz Club This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Megan Minutillo's LOVE SONGS for V-Day concert is back! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes On DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Meet some of the cast of Death Takes A Holiday and see what they've been getting up to in rehearsal. (more...)

RAINBOWS & RIBBONS at Don't Tell Mama to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

"Rainbows & Ribbons" a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Saturday, March 25th at 5:00 pm. (more...)

Actors' Equity to Celebrate National Swing Day Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Actors' Equity Association will mark its second annual 'National Swing Day' with a social media celebration tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (more...)

IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Will Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for 17th Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story. (more...)

'America Abandoned: The Secret Velvet Coup That Cost Us Our Democracy' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Jan. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In her prescient, eye-opening new book America Abandoned: The Secret Velvet Coup That Cost Us Our Democracy (pub. date 9-26-16), author and political activist Jill Cody minced no words by writing that if a billionaire ever became president the Velvet Coup would be accomplished. It happened weeks later. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 16-22 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of January 16-22, 2017. (more...)

GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT: La prima punk opera in Italia debutta a Novara
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Dopo Broadway e Londra, nel 2017 arriva finalmente in Italia "Green Day's American Idiot", il musical scritto da Billie Joe Armstrong, con le musiche dei Green Day. (more...)

Carly Honfi to Join California Pops Orchestra for MAGICAL BROADWAY HITS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

California Pops Orchestra, the country's only all-request pops orchestra, begins the new year with 'Magical Broadway Hits' at Cupertino's Flint Center, featuring guest vocalist Carly Honfi. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2017
by - Jan 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

IFAW Celebrates End of Ringling Bros.' Animal Acts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

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Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/14/2017
by - Jan 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/14/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2017
by - Jan 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange Spotlights Emerging Artists at 2017 UPSTART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Curated by former BAX Artists In Residence Jillian Peña (2011-13) and Fernando Maneca (2004-06), the 2017 Upstart Festival ushers in fresh talent with an intriguing festival of performances and roundtable discussions. This festival gives creators of dance, theater and performance works, who have no more than three years of experience showing their work in New York City, an opportunity to show work and to facilitate networking opportunities that pave the way for fruitful artistic careers. (more...)

CATS Continues to Claw Round the Globe as it Takes the Stage in Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

According to The National, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is set to take the stage in Dubai for a two week run from January 15 through the 28th. Tickets can be purchased through Dh275 at www.dubaiopera.com. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma VanDeVelde - Broadway Stars and Awkward Selfies: Interview With MISS SAIGON Star Eva Noblezada 
by Guest Blogger: Emma VanDeVelde - Jan 13, 2017

The summer after her junior year of high school, seventeen-year-old Eva Noblezada ventured to the big apple to compete in the National High School Musical Theater Awards (aka the Jimmy Awards). It was there that she would learn from industry professionals, and compete against the cream of the crop in high school theater from around the country. Little did she know that this competition would catapult her into a series of auditions and eventually land her the lead role in Miss Saigon on London's West End.  (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Stars Recreate Iconic 'Good Morning' Number in Tribute to Debbie Reynolds
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 13, 2017

In honor of the late, legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, THE BOOK OF MORMON's Christopher Rice recreated the classic 'Good Morning' number from the film 'Singing in the Rain.'  (more...)

BWW Feature: Make Your Voice Heard! What Do You Want To See In DFW in 2017-2018?
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 13, 2017

With CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME currently onstage at the Winspear Opera House, ANNIE soon arriving at Bass Performance Hall, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS fast approaching the Music Hall at Fair Park, and several hit shows listed on the current seasons' schedule, it's hard to imagine that season announcements will soon arrive for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present 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. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Legendary Arts Photographer, Martha Swope, Passes Away at 88
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

It was reported Thursday evening that Martha Swope, the legendary arts photographer who work captured half a century of history on the stage, passed away at the age of 88. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World opens tonight at the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only, January 12-15! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards Winners Announced - Vincent Ortega, Phylicia Mason Win 2!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Palm Springs winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BROADWAY NOIRE: MAKE THEM HEAR YOU Celebrates African American Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Broadway Noire: Make Them Hear You is a celebration of African American Musical Theater.  Broadway Noire: Make Them Hear You will take you on a journey with music from the 1920's through the present! (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, January 28, 2017
by - Jan 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, January 28, 2017! (more...)

Roanoke Children's Theatre Starts Conversation on Teen Pregnancy wth BABYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

In the early 1990s, Roanoke City had the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state of Virginia. Roanoke City has seen incredible progress over the last 20 years and in 2014, a big decrease in teen pregnancy put Roanoke City as 14th in the state out of approximately 130 cities/counties. Roanoke Children's Theatre will shed more light on this issue facing teens with the upcoming production of BABYLAND. There will be public performances of BABYLAND on February 3 and 9, 2017. Performances will be held in the Black Box Theatre at the Jefferson Center (541 Luck Avenue SW). (more...)

School of Rock Brunch and More Coming Up at Daryl's House Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Daryl's House Club has announced its upcoming performances in Pawling. Details below! (more...)

Now Available in Canada askPETMD App Connects Pet Parents with the Most Comprehensive Pet Care Answers Covering Dog, Cat, Fish, Bird, Reptile, Gerbil and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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Lizzie Klemperer Signs on for LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Lizzie Klemperer (The Secret Garden, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Bright Star) joins LOVE SONGS for V-Day at Birdland Jazz NYC on February 13th. (more...)

Herta Rousseau Releases 'Cat Tails'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Some people have deep affection for animals. Author Herta Rousseau is one of them. Her love for Cats leads her to create a charming book that contains illustrations of adorable felines. 'Cat Tails' (published by Xlibris) will certainly catch the attention of cat lovers everywhere. (more...)

London's Festival of Improv Returns with the 2017 London Jam and the 10th Annual 50-Hour Improvathon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

This January at Wilton's even the performers don't know what they are going to be performing! (more...)

Neil Berg Returns With 108 Years Of Broadway 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Neil Berg returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall with his annual celebration of Broadway's greatest songs on Tuesday, February 14 for two performances at 2PM & 8PM. (more...)

The Global Phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - The Rock Opera Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Featuring a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway's finest rock band - The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera onSaturday, March 2 at 2pm and 8pm.  This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production.  (more...)

Kelly Briggs and Gregory Allen to Bring GIVE OUR REGARDS TO BROADWAY to Good Samaritan Church
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Broadway veteran Kelly Briggs (Les Miserables, Cats) along with musical director Gregory Allen will perform 'Give Our Regards To Broadway' on Friday February 3rd at the Good Samaritan Church. (more...)

Rachel Dratch and Jack McBrayer Join Manhattan Concert Productions' CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Manhattan Concert Productions welcomes comedic duo Rachel Dratch and Jack McBrayer for their concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You. (more...)

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