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There’s more to this classic tale than sewing mice and magical pumpkins. Ballet Memphis will reprise Steven McMahon’s interpretation of the Charles Perrault fairy tale as the season’s last mainstage show. The company debuted the work–featuring the famous score by Sergei Prokofiev as well as sets from the London City Ballet –during the 2008-09 season.


Laura Benanti to Bring TALES FROM SOPRANO ISLE to Provincetown, Palm Springs and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Laura Benanti has announced her fall/winter 2017 tour dates for her solo show 'Tales from Soprano Isle,' including stops in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Palm Springs and Ohio. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Begins 6/20 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musical Beauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA! Comes to State Theatre in July with Local Actress as Lead
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the State Theatre  on July 12th and 13th as a part of its final farewell tour. (more...)

PINKALICIOUS, GRUFF! and More Set for Summer Family Theater Festival at McGinn/Cazale Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The first SUMMER FAMILY THEATER FESTIVAL at the McGinn/Cazale Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side offers a cool range of family-friendly entertainment for the hot summer months, with productions by Vital Theatre Company, Doppelskope, The Amazing Max and Ragtag Theatre Company, as well as summer camps for children. (more...)

Claire Sweeney To Cast A Spell Over St Helens Audiences This October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The most spellbinding panto of them all is returning to St Helens Theatre Royal this autumn - and producers are today excited to reveal its stellar cast, with Liverpool's own Claire Sweeney taking the lead, plus Tam Ryan, Laura Gregory, and Simon Foster completing the line-up. (more...)

Jurgita Dronina to Dance with The National Ballet of Canada and English National Ballet Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina will be a Lead Principal Dancer with English National Ballet in London, England next season. Ms. Dronina will remain with The National Ballet of Canada as Principal Dancer and will be featured in The Winter's Tale, which opens the 2017/18 season, as well as The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. (more...)

Theatre Conservatory Students present INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

South Coast Repertory's Summer Players will present the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods on the Julianne Argyros stage, directed by Hisa Takakuwa, with musical direction by Erin McNally. Performances by SCR's Theatre Conservatory students run Aug. 12-20; tickets are on sale now at www.scr.org.  (more...)

'GREAT COMET', COME FROM AWAY and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Receive AEA's Excellence in Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Actors' Equity Association today named The Great Comet, Come From Away and A Doll's House Part 2 the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2016-17 theatrical season. (more...)

Catherine Charlebois and Ben Michael to Lead North Carolina Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, has announced casting for the upcoming production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, playing July 25-30 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

Araca Group and Dramatists Play Service Launch THE HOLLYWAY COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked, Disgraced) today announced plans to launch a collection of Hollywood-inspired stage plays to be licensed to professional and amateur theaters around the world.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Off Broadway Is Honored at the 7th Annual Alliance Awards
by Walter McBride - Jun 21, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, just presented the 7th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards yesterday at Sardi's. Honorees were on hand to accept their awards and Signature Theater founder James Houghton was posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)

Update: Broadway League Threatens Lawsuits Against Campaigning Casting Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. After weeks of campaigning for healthcare and other benefits, The Teamsters Local 817 has reportedly received threatening letters from the Broadway League. The union just released the following statement: (more...)

Follow The Yellow Brick Road To Southport Theatre with THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Regal Entertainments are delighted to announce that their 2016 smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz will be visiting Southport Theatre from Tuesday 24 - Thursday 26 October and tickets are on sale now! (more...)

MusicalFare Presents the World Premiere of PRETTY FUNNY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

A 21st century Cinderella story for the young, the old, and those who find their way without a dress, a castle or a prince! (more...)

Casting Announced for Tarell Alvin McCraney's WIG OUT! at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The National Theatre will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales by staging its first Queer Theatre event series from 6 - 10 July 2017.  (more...)

BWW Review: MY COUSIN RACHEL at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Jun 20, 2017

My Cousin Rachel is a nice costume melodrama and will be enjoyed by many. (more...)

Local NYC Children's Theater Camp Offers Unique, Fun, Interactive Activity for Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Looking for a fun and interactive experience for your child this summer? Why not check out THE CHILDREN'S ACTING ACADEMY and CAMP for 4-8 & 9-14 year olds. (more...)

Off-Broadway Alliance Awards to Be Presented Today at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, will present the 7th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards today (Tuesday) at Sardi's. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Conan Doyle Estate Backs NYMF's New Sherlock Holmes Musical MY DEAR WATSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

MY DEAR WATSON, a Sherlock Holmes musical, is an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival. The production will be funded in part by The Conan Doyle Estate, the family estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories from 1887 to 1927. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Luke Neuhedel Foundation presents a charity production of INTO THE WOODS
by Jaime Zahl - Jun 19, 2017

A group of Long Island performers and artists are performing for a good cause through June 30 in the Luke Neuhedel Foundation production of Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's classic 'Into the Woods.' (more...)

Tour Dates Announced for Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????New Adventures are delighted to announce the tour dates for the much-anticipated return of Matthew Bourne's "Cinderella". (more...)

The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Five Promotions for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced five promotions for the 2017/18 season: Emma Hawes, Hannah Fischer and Brendan Saye to First Soloist and FĂ©lix Paquet and Ben Rudisin to Second Soloist. (more...)

Casting Announced for ABT's Final Two Weeks at The Met
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Casting for the seventh and eighth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

BWW Interview: Of Country Music Legends, Children's Theatre, and Community: MSMT Opens A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN Series
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 16, 2017

'We wanted to go big and grand. We knew we had Christine [Mild] with her powerhouse performance and Charis [Leos] so we wanted to play it large and create an environment that would support them. The production concept we came up with turned out to be a wonderful envelope to wrap around the show and the entire staging fell into place.' Co-director/choreographer Marc Robin was talking about his and Curt Dale Clark's vision for their new staging of Always, Patsy Cline, which opened Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 season on June 7th. Robin was part of a panel that also featured Patsy star Christine Mild and stand-by Heidi Kettenring, MSMT Charge Scenic Artist Sean Cox, and MSMT Board Vice President Kristine Ganong. The discussion on June 14th, moderated by Broadway World Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold was the first in the now four-year-old summer series of free public forums, A Peek Behind the Curtain, held at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The series, designed to give theatre-goers insight into the creative processes of producing each of the summer main stage shows, featured a lively and far-reaching conversation about Patsy Cline, MSMT's Theatre for Young Audiences program, and the theatre's burgeoning role in the community. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Company of GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway - learn more about the company here and scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Graham Russell's New Rock Musical A WALL APART at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. Tickets are now on sale at www.nymf.org/wallapart or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Debra Stephenson Joins Diana Vickers in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announced that Bad Girls and Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson will create the role of Alison in this heart-warming new musical, joining Diana Vickers in the 2017 tour. (more...)

Danbury's Musicals at Richter to Open 33rd Season with INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 33rd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer June 16 with 'Into the Woods,' James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's epic Tony Award-winning musical take on intertwining fairy tales, fervent wishes and the challenges of life beyond 'happily ever after.' (more...)

Photo Flash: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Opens at Music Theatre Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita opens its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with the 2002 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, playing June 14-18 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The first of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Thoroughly Modern Millie launches the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

Broadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Tony Award winning production 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, will perform on 'Good Morning America' on Tuesday, June 20 in the 8:30am half hour. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 15, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

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

Chicago Debuts of YANK! and PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Highlight Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 season - its first full season in residence at the Pride Arts Center - will bring Chicago its first look at three plays that examine gay and lesbian lives in earlier decades of the 20th Century, according to Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez. (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Center Presents Tuneful SOME ENCHANTED EVENING of Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 14, 2017

A starry night, with a huge moon looking down, is the perfect setting for an evening of songs that have become part of musical theatre history. This is the look and the sound of SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, now running through July 16, 2017, at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, just south of DC off of I-95. (more...)

Principal Cast Announced for Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at Rise Above Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Rise Above Performing Arts in Sarasota Florida will begin their second season with Into the Woods on September 21st to the 23rd, 2017 at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center. (more...)

COC Announces October 2017 Performances & Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2017/2018 season with Richard Strauss' Arabella. This lyric comedy stars world-renowned Canadian sopranos, Erin Wall and Jane Archibald, as two sisters navigating their way through the changing society of turn-of-the-century Vienna. (more...)

Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces 2016-2017 Spotlight Education Triple Threat Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today the four students who were honored with the 2016-2017 Spotlight Education Triple Threat Award at the 12th annual Spotlight Showcase on June 12-13. The winners are Mary Burchill (Stillwater Area High School), Erik Dagoberg (Wayzata High School), Palmer Kraus (Maple Grove Senior High School) and Hannah Theisen (Maple Grove Senior High School). (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: Pick Of The Programme - Children's Shows
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top children's show picks from the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. (more...)

Surflight Theatre to Reopen in Beach Haven for 68th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The beloved Surflight Theatre and Show Place Ice Cream Parlour in Beach Haven, N.J. will celebrate a grand reopening on June 23, ushering in the theatre's 68th year. The Surflight Theatre and its five- building compound are under new ownership by Al Parinello Entertainment LLC, a New Jersey business owned by Garden State native and Old Tappan resident, Al Parinello, who has deep experience in the entertainment and radio space. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Kicks off 40th Anniversary Season with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Always…Patsy Cline, one of the most often performed stage productions in the U.S., makes a triumphant return to Stages Repertory Theatre-where it had its world premiere-to kick off the theatre's 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Surflight Theatre to Reopen in Beach Haven for 68th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The beloved Surflight Theatre and Show Place Ice Cream Parlour in Beach Haven, N.J. will celebrate a grand reopening on June 23, ushering in the community theatre's 68th year. (more...)

Filming On Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN to Get Underway This August!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

In a new interview with Billboard, award-winning composer and Disney mainstay Alan Menken discusses his upcoming projects for the House of Mouse, including live-action remakes of the classics, THE LITTLE MERMAID and ALADDIN.  (more...)

Theatr Clwyd and Hijinx Theatre Company Present World Premiere Production of BOHO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Theatr Clwyd and Hijinx Theatre Company today announces the co-production of the world premiere production of BoHo. Opening at Theatr Clwyd on Thursday 22 June, this production will transfer to Galeri in Caernarfon, where it will open the Hijinx Unity Festival at the end of June. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Conclude Farewell Tour at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

After 15 years on the road, the national touring production of MAMMIA MIA! will play its final performances at the Fabulous Fox in St Louis July 28 - 30. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Season with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Always…Patsy Cline, one of the most often performed stage productions in the U.S., makes a triumphant return to Stages Repertory Theatre-where it had its world premiere-to kick off the theatre's 40th Anniversary Season. Written by Stages' Founding Artistic Director Ted Swindley, and directed by Stages' current Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin, the internationally-acclaimed musical is based on the true story of an unlikely friendship between the beloved country singer and a Houston fan. (more...)

Open Air Theatre Continues Season with FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the Open Air Theatre stage when 'Footloose the Musical' begins a two weekend run. Opening Friday, June 16 and continuing through Sunday, June 25, performances of 'Footloose the Musical' are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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