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Based on the film of the same name by Ian Fleming.

Chitty, a magical car, sails the seas and flies through the air carrying its eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts; his children, Jemima and Jeremy; beautiful Truly Scrumptious; and loony Grandpa Potts as they try to escape from the Baron and the evil Child Catcher.


Mercury Theatre to Continue Made in Colchester 2014 Season with YOU CAN ALWAYS HAND THEM BACK, 13-28 June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Mercury Theatre continues its hugely successful Made in Colchester 2014 season with the UK premiere of the heart-warming, laugh-out-loud comedy You Can Always Hand Them Back. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers to Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Principle Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Muny has announced the principle casting for its fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The Addams Family is sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

Christine Sherrill, Kimbre Lancaster, Sean Allan Krill and More Star in MAMMA MIA! in Las Vegas, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The highly anticipated Las Vegas production of Mamma Mia! begins performances at The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas tonight, May 8. The talented cast features Mamma Mia! alumni, including all three Dynamos as well as several Las Vegas locals who will join the company. (more...)

VIDEO: Dick Van Dyke Proves He Can Still Step in Time!
by Movies News Desk - May 30, 2014

Arlene Van Dyke, wife of stage and screen star Dick Van Dyke, shared a vine of her talented husband proving he can still 'step in time'! (more...)

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY to Celebrate Songs of Andrew Lippa at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 27 May - 14 June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2014

The Chocolate Factory is delighted to invite you to The Life of the Party - A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa, a spectacular evening with one of Broadway's most exciting composers and lyricists. It takes place 27 May - 14 June 2014 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

Lockyer And Thaxton To Star In London LES MISERABLES From June!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

There will be major cast changes in the West End production of the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award winner "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre from 16 June 2014. Joining the company are: Peter Lockyer as 'Jean Valjean'; David Thaxton as 'Javert'; Tom Edden as 'Thenardier'; Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Fantine'; Michael Colbourne as 'Enjolras' and Emilie Fleming as 'Cosette'. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series Continues with Kristen Bush, Jan Maxwell & Michael Simpson, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season on Thursday, May 29 at 6 pm with KRISTEN BUSH, JAN MAXWELL and MICHAEL SIMPSON, cast members of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, currently playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Clare Higgins, Tim Pigott-Smith & More to Lead Theatre Royal Bath's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF; Full Cast ANnounced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The Theatre Royal Bath has announced the full cast for the first production in its 2014 Summer Season. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf will open on 18th June, starring Clare Higgins, Tim Piggot-Smith, Nathan Wiley and Iris Roberts, and directed by Adrian Noble. (more...)

Breaking News: Paige Faure and Nancy Opel Set to Join Broadway's CINDERELLA in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced that Paige Faure, now appearing in Bullets Over Broadway, will be Broadway's new CINDERELLA starting June 13. Faure will also lead the national tour of the hit, Tony Award-winning musical when it begins performances October 10 in Providence, RI. Ms. Faure assumes the role following the 4-month limited engagement of Carly Rae Jepsen, which concludes June 8. (more...)

New York City Ballet to Host THE 4TH ANNUAL DANCE AGAINST CANCER Benefit, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Co producers, Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbrict of the New York City Ballet, present The 4th Annual Dance Against Cancer, the American Cancer Society's signature dance event dedicated to raising funds and supporting the fight against cancer. Guests enjoy cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, as well as world premiere dance performances from companies including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Norwegian National Ballet, Broadway's finest, many more. Since its inauguration, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $200,000.00 in support of the American Cancer Society. (more...)

BWW Review: Premiere of FLOWERS IN THE WARDROBE is Hilarious Romp Into Land of Talking Animals & Witches
by Steve Wilson - May 18, 2014

The premiere of Flowers in the Wardrobe currently is playing at the Arts Asylum at 1000 E. 9th in Kansas City, Mo. Produced by Whim Productions and directed by Steven Eubank it is the first full-length production by the theatrical company. Eubank brings his flamboyant comedy style to the show, giving the audience an abundance of humor and wit. 'We're so excited to have Steven on board! His campy aesthetic is a perfect fit for the crazy story I've written,' Kevin King said. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present FINGERS & TOES, 6/4-22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

A 1930's tap dance spectacular that burst on to the New York Stage in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Fingers & Toes opens the summer season at the Ivoryton Playhouse. A brand new work from Logan Medland, this mighty, mini musical combines snappy dialogue, catchy tunes and some of the fanciest dancing you'll see this year - high-energy tap routines that evoke the magic of the Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers era. A deliriously delightful and genuinely funny love-letter to the old-fashioned backstage musical. (more...)

Sony Pictures Options Pulitzer Prize Winner Glenn Greenwald's Edward Snowden Book
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2014

Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that it optioned the film rights to NO PLACE TO HIDE: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, the new book by Glenn Greenwald (more...)

BWW Preview: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG flies into The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Jun 7, 2014

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opens at The Coterie Theatre in Crown Center on June 20, with preview nights on June 17, 18, and 19. The musical based on the MGM motion picture featuring The Sherman Brothers original music from the film receives its Theatre for Young Audiences World Premiere as part of The Coterie's Lab for New Family Musicals. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Begins 6/17 at The Coterie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Everyone's favorite fine, four-fendered friend, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, lands at The Coterie in Kansas City this summer. Based on the hit MGM motion picture and featuring The Sherman Brothers' original music from the film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang receives its Theatre for Young Audiences World Premiere as part of The Coterie's Lab for New Family Musicals, directed by Jeff Church, from June 17 - August 3, 2014. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/27/14 - Town Hall, FIDDLER at Goodspeed, New BRIGADOON, Farewell to AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 27, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE AMBASSADOR REVUE gathers a group of celebs at The Town Hall, FIDDLER begins in Connecticut, an augmented BRIGADOON opens in Chicago, and AFTER MIDNIGHT closes on Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Plays, Exhibits and More Set for the Crown Center, July 2014-Aug 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Crown Center has announced its upcoming events, July 2014-August 2015. Details below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award«-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award«-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at A CHORUS LINE at Music Circus, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award«-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award«-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is Truly Scrumptious at The Coterie Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Jun 22, 2014

The world premiere of the Theatre for Young Audiences version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opened Friday June 20 at The Coterie Theatre in Crown Center. Ian Fleming the creator of the legendary James Bond spy novels wrote the novel that Roald Dahl adapted. Dahl's adaption became the hit musical MGM motion picture. (more...)

Multiple Tony-Winning Hit A CHORUS LINE Kicks Off 2014 Music Circus Season, 6/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award«-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived by Michael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Jun 1, 2014

With the summer months, just ahead most of the professional theater companies in Kansas City will be closing down their 2013-2014 season. Through the summer, local community theaters will be staging productions, but there is still time to see the end of this year's season. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

Olivier Winner Michael Ball to Host 2014 WEST END HEROES Gala at the Dominion, Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, is announced today as the host of the 2014 West End Heroes gala concert. (more...)

BWW Review: MUSICAL MONDAY Brings Down the House at the Off Center Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Jul 29, 2014

If you missed Musical Monday presented by Musical Theatre Heritage on July 28, then you missed one of the best revues of the season. The production was set around the Broadway hit Mame, but that did not mean all the songs were from the Tony Award winning musical. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

Rick Faugno Joins the Cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Rick Faugno has joined the cast of the world premiere of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by ═var Pall Jonsson, based on a story by ═var and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 31st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Creighton, Kelly McCormick and More in MARY POPPINS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

In its Music Circus premiere, the Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, based on the books by P. L. Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, is the second show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are July 8 - 13. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

Official: THE ILLUSIONISTS to Open on Broadway at Marriott Marquis Theatre on 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE, the world's best-selling touring magic show, will make its Broadway bow this fall at the Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway), beginning previews on November 26 and opening on December 4. It will play a strictly limited six-week engagement through January 4 2015 as part of a 30-city US tour. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS go on sale today at www.ticketmaster.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 30th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 30, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Sound Of Music' and 'The Wizard Of Oz' live, a local 'Ragtime' and 'Avenue Q,' premieres of 'Juno' and 'The Next Thing,' 'Hit The Wall' and 'Waa-Mu' return, CCT announces two world premieres, and Illinois has its high school musical theater champs--plus even more! (more...)

Richard M. Sherman, Hollywood Christmas Paradeand More Honored at 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council will present the 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon today, April 25, 2015 starting at 11:30 a.m. in The Blossom Room (the site for the first Academy Awards ceremony) at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; 7000 Hollywood Boulevard (at Orange Street); Hollywood, CA 90028. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Bobby Conte Thornton, Robin De Jesus, Telly Leung & More to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse concludes its 75th Anniversary Season with America's favorite musical, Grease. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Additional songs are by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis. Grease will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from May 28 through June 29, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, June 1, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 75th Anniversary Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon to Honor Richard M. Sherman, Open Fist Theatre and More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, benefiting the Council's arts programs for underserved children in the community, will be held on April 25, 2014. Emceed by ABC7 Television's George Pennacchio, the luncheon will take place in the Blossom Room in the Hollywoof Roosevelt Hotel. Arrivals will happen between 11:15am and 12:00noon, at which time the event begins. (more...)

Erin Dilly, Marni Raab & More Set for Bickford Theatre Guild's 'FROM CAROUSEL TO KINKY BOOTS' Fundraiser, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Morris Museum has announced that the Bickford Theatre Guild Fundraiser, From Carousel to Kinky Boots: A Cabaret of Broadway's Best, will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon to Honor Richard M. Sherman, Open Fist Theatre and More, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, benefiting the Council's arts programs for underserved children in the community, will be held on April 25, 2014. Emceed by ABC7 Television's George Pennacchio, the luncheon will take place in the Blossom Room in the Hollywoof Roosevelt Hotel. Arrivals will happen between 11:15am and 12:00noon, at which time the event begins. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marc Kudisch & Jeffry Denman Play 54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 18, 2014

54 BELOW just featured two of Broadway's favorite leading men: three-time Tony Award« nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Jeffry Denman (White Christmas, The Producers) for one night only. Check out photos from their concert below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN, St James Theatre Studio, April 17 2014
by Gary Naylor - Apr 18, 2014

A Spoonful? It's rather more than that - 90 years more! But if you're feeling exhausted by the long haul from January 1 to April 18 for a day off work, A Spoonful of Sherman (back at St James Theatre Studio until 22 April) will certainly help the medicine to go down. (more...)

Rachael Beck & David Hobson to Perform Songs from MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME at QPAC, 12 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

On the back of the successful stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Rachael Beck and David Hobson will return to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Concert Hall to perform a unique blend of classical, musical theatre and popular songs in their show My Baby Just Cares For Me for one night only on Thursday 12 June, 2014. (more...)

Maureen Lipman Joins RAGS IN CONCERT as Narrator; Show Set for London, April 28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Maureen Lipman has been confirmed as the narrator for Rags The Musical in Concert on Monday, 28th April 2014 at The Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Marc Kudisch & Jeffry Denman Play 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

54 BELOW presents two of Broadway's favorite leading men: three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Jeffry Denman (White Christmas, The Producers) for one night only, tonight, April 16 at 9:30PM. To purchase tickets, visit www.54below.com. $30 - $40cover charge (additional $5 at door). $25 food & beverage minimum. (more...)

Richard M. Sherman, Hollywood Christmas Parade & More to be Honored at 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council will present the 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 25, 2015 starting at 11:30 a.m. in The Blossom Room (the site for the first Academy Awards ceremony) at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; 7000 Hollywood Boulevard (at Orange Street); Hollywood, CA 90028. (more...)

Roslyn Kind, Susan Eagan & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Marc Kudisch & Jeffry Denman to Play 54 Below, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

54 BELOW presents two of Broadway's favorite leading men: three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Jeffry Denman (White Christmas, The Producers) for one night only, Wednesday, April 16 at 9:30PM. To purchase tickets, visit www.54below.com. $30 - $40cover charge (additional $5 at door). $25 food & beverage minimum. (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! Rocks at the Coterie
by Steve Wilson - Apr 13, 2014

Whoever says that learning is not fun, has not seen Schoolhouse Rock Live at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City? Schoolhouse Rock Live opened Friday night April 11 to a sold-out house. The show is without a doubt the best production of an already fantastic season, but they are not done yet with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang coming in June. (more...)

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY to Celebrate Songs of Andrew Lippa at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 27 May - 14 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Chocolate Factory is delighted to invite you to The Life of the Party - A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa, a spectacular evening with one of Broadway's most exciting composers and lyricists. It takes place 27 May - 14 June 2014 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

David Suchet to in West End's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; Performances Begin 24 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

David Suchet will star as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's much loved and exhilarating masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest. Directed by Adrian Noble, the new production will open in the West End on 1 July 2015, with previews from 24 June 2015. (more...)

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