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Thereís more to this classic tale than sewing mice and magical pumpkins. Ballet Memphis will reprise Steven McMahonís interpretation of the Charles Perrault fairy tale as the seasonís last mainstage show. The company debuted the workĖfeaturing the famous score by Sergei Prokofiev as well as sets from the London City Ballet Ėduring the 2008-09 season.


MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast & Creative Team for WARRIOR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced the cast & creative team for its upcoming productionof WARRIOR CLASS by Kenneth Lin (writer, House of Cards), directed by Dawn M. Simmons. Performances are October 21 - November 13, 2016. (more...)

New Friday Funday Season Starts This October with CHICKEN LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Oct. 7 for 'Chicken Little.' This story is first in the 2016-17 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Now on Spotify; Concerts Set for NYC, LA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'A Bitter Draught' Episode of ONCE UPON A TIME
by - Sep 26, 2016

On the next episode of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC titled "A Bitter Draught", the secret of of the saviors is revealed. The untold stories of Aladdin, Jasmine, Cinderella, and more unfold plus the return of unrelenting evil! (more...)

Half Moon Theatre's 10th Anniversary Celebration to Feature Broadway's Laura Osnes & Seth Rudetsky
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On October 22, 2016, civic leaders and theater lovers will gather at We're Over the Moon! -- a night of stellar Broadway entertainment celebrating Half Moon Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season. Laura Osnes, two-time Tony Award nominee who drew rave reviews as Broadway's "Cinderella," headlines the evening's entertainment. The event will be emceed by the 'Mayor of Broadway' Seth Rudetsky, acclaimed host of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's popular station, On Broadway. (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway at the Eccles: BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

"The inaugural season of Zions Bank Broadway at the Eccles at the new George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Theater promises to be a memorable one," stated MagicSpace CEO John Ballard.  "Utah loves Broadway musicals and we have a spectacular line up of shows for the 2016-17 season."   (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Andy Richardson from NEWSIES ON TOUR
by Kathy Strain - Sep 23, 2016

NEWSIES has entertained audiences all over North America as the tour visited many cities. As this current tour wraps up in Austin, Texas, BWW had a chance to visit with San Antonio, Texas native Andy Richardson who plays Crutchie. (more...)

Listen to 'Gotta Get Out' from LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway Records today released the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT. Scroll down for a first listen to 'Gotta Get Out,' featuring Alison Luff, Patti Murin, Robin de Jesus, Sam Underwood, Derek Klena, Kate Rockwell, Aaron Riesebeck and the ensemble! (more...)

Adrian Edmondson to Star in BITS OF ME ARE FALLING APART at Soho Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Adrian Edmondson is to star in an adaptation of William Leith's at once richly comic, darkly satirical and weepingly emotional bestseller Bits of Me are Falling Apart. (more...)

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 - September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. (more...)

The Las Vegas Tenors Bring Their Dynamic Vocal Performance to the Suncoast Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

With their powerhouse voices and melodic variety, The Las Vegas Tenors return to delight audiences of all ages at the Suncoast Showroom Oct. 21 and 22. (more...)

Emily Goss Stars in Psychologically Haunting Horror Film THE HOUSE ON PINE STREET
by Movies News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Actress Emily Goss emerges in a haunting situation, starring in the award-winning psychological horror film THE HOUSE ON PINE STREET, set for VOD release from Terror Films on September 30th. (more...)

BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY Stars Osnes, Damiano, Newell, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Broadway Loves series makes its eagerly-anticipated return to Feinstein's/54 Below this November with Broadway Loves Britney, a sleek evening of song and dance paying tribute to the princess of pop, Grammy award-winner Britney Spears. The concerts will be produced and musically directed by Benjamin Rauhala (American Psycho) and feature choreography by Sunny Walters, who danced with Spears in various tours, music videos, and television appearances. The concerts will pair Spears' most iconic hits with new dances influenced by her iconic choreography in a thrilling and unique cabaret experience. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY Cancelled at Pasadena Playhouse; Season to Continue with A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today it will move the second production of its 2016-2017 Season to a later date in 2017 and will be canceling M. BUTTERFLY. The decision was made after The Playhouse was unable to secure rights to present the play later in its 2016-2017 Season.  (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Announces Martin Kemp to Play Sam Phillips at the Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End hit today reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza which appears at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall as part of Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest. Million Dollar Quartet plays a limited season starring Martin Kemp from Saturday 17th December 2016 - Monday 2nd January 2017. (more...)

GETTING IT RIGHT: THE SONGS OF JAMES BALLARD AND SETH CHRISTENFELD to Play The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

James Ballard and Seth Christenfeld, the musical theatre writing team behind The Oxford Epidemic, will present an evening of their material at The Laurie Beechman Theater for one night only on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now, at $15 and can be purchased at www.westbankcafe.com. There is a $20 food/drink minimum. (more...)

Go Behind the Scenes at the Auditorium Theatre on Family Fun Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

On Sunday, November 13, the historic Auditorium Theatre will open its doors to families for a fun-filled day complete with kid-friendly architectural activities led by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, dancing lessons with former Joffrey Ballet dancer Erica Edwards, vocal workshops with Too Hot To Handel star Rodrick Dixon, and writing activities with Dance Magazine critic Zachary Whittenburg. Families also can participate in acting games, scavenger hunts, crafts, and many other interactive activities great for kids of all ages! All aspiring performers, budding architects, dance critics-in-training, and future audience members are invited to come and learn how the Auditorium Theatre makes the magic happen. All activities are appropriate for kids and kids-at-heart, and the event is FREE! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jay Armstrong Johnson Celebrates Feinstein's/54 Below Live Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Jay Armstrong Johnson Live at Feinstein's/54 Below was officially released last week, and Johnson celebrated the album's release last Sunday evening, September 18, at The West End Lounge (955 West End Avenue). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Kick Off Bemelmans Residency at The Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 19, 2016

Get a shine on your shoes and a melody in your heart! While you're at it, 'Give a tug to your tie, put a crease in your pants,' and head to The Carlyle on Sunday nights as Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso begin their fall residency at the legendary Bemelmans. (more...)

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30. (more...)

Possum Point Players Brings Area's Actors 'Into the Woods'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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ION Television Will 'Brighten Your Holiday Season' With Five New Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The holidays are a special time in many American households, with the gathering of families, the giving of gifts and considerable time spent at home. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Starvox Entertainment has announced the hilarious hit musical, DISENCHANTED! playing at Toronto's Randolph Theatre from October 20th, 2016. (more...)

Disney Channel to Celebrate Halloween with 'Monstober' October Programming
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

'Monstober' returns to Disney Channel for a special month-long Halloween celebration, beginning SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's Lushly Romantic CINDERELLA Opens the New Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 17, 2016

From the very first moment - when principal guest conductor Nathan Fifield raises his baton and the musicians of the Nashville Symphony play the very first notes of Prokofiev's lush score - it becomes apparent that Nashville Ballet's Cinderella is going to be something very special. And so it goes for the next two-and-one-half-hours: All the way to the final tableau in which the lovely young woman (danced with power and grace by the always-superb Kayla Rowser) finds herself upon a swing in an altogether bucolic setting, with the comforting and loving arm of her dashing prince (Judson Veach, handsome and steadfast) gently caressing her. (more...)

Fat Possum's Kadhja Bonet Releases New Track + Album Out 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The genre-defying, multi-talented Kadhja Bonet has premiered new track ¬ďNobody Other¬Ē on The FADER. (more...)

Andrew Pollard and Anthony Spargo to Return to Greenwich for PETER PAN: A NEW ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Booing at this year's pantomime at Greenwich Theatre will reach new levels with the return of everyone's favourite villain Anthony Spargo as Captain Hook in Peter Pan: A New Adventure. (more...)

Disney Channel Celebrates MONSTOBER with a Month of Halloween-Themed Episodes and the Premiere of THE SWAP
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Monstober' returns to Disney Channel for a special month-long Halloween celebration, beginning SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. The programming event includes Halloween-themed episodes of hit Disney Channel series, the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie 'The Swap,' special short-form content premiering nightly as part of 'Monstober Theater,' and the return of 'Mal-oween,' which includes an encore performance of 'Descendants' and the second season premiere of the animated shorts, 'Descendants: Wicked World.' (more...)

Colorado Ballet's Principal Dancer, Maria Mosina Announces Retirement After 26 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After 21 seasons as a Principal Dancer at Colorado Ballet and 26 seasons as a professional dancer, Maria Mosina announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet and The Schimmel Center present ONCE UPON A BALLET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents the Once Upon a Ballet series for children, beginning with Carnival of the Animals on October 1, 2016 at 3pm at Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, NYC.  Tickets are $10 for children, $20 for adults.  Single tickets are available through www.schimmelcenter.org, or by calling the box office at 212-346-1715. For more information, visit www.nytb.org. (more...)

Olivier-Nominated POTTED PANTO is Back in the West End - 7 pantos in 80 mins at the Garrick Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Potted Panto, the spectacularly funny Olivier-nominated show, that crams seven pantomimes into just 80 minutes, is to return to the West End for a fourth festive season of silliness. (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Indianapolis This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Indianapolis premiere January 10-15, 2017 at the Old National Centre as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

Photo Flash: Imani Enterprises Presents SHE SAID/ HE SAID
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Imani Enterprises presents the Toronto premiere of She Said/He Said, created and directed by award-winning artist Anne-Marie Woods (aka Amani). She Said/He Said is a play where spoken word, theatre, conflict and comedy join hands for a tragi-comic and complex look at relationships. The female/male rapport is laid bare in this battle of wits with the multi-talented Woods starring as SHE and Dora Mavor Moore Award winner Matthew G Brown as HE. She Said/He Said runs Wednesday, September 14 through Sunday, September 18 (with Media Night September 15) at Native Earth's AKI Studio (inside Daniels Spectrum) in Regent Park. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Announces 2017 Season with Three Area Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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2016 Fifth Star Awards Honor Black Ensemble Theater Founder Jackie Taylor and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Jackie Taylor, founder and CEO of Black Ensemble Theater, will be honored with the Fifth Star Award from the City of Chicago and Allstate Insurance Company, at Millennium Park tonight, September 14 at 7 pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Broadway and TV Star Kristine Bendul Releases Children's Book, NOODLES NEEDS A NAP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Most readers are familiar with the story of Cinderella, but what many are unaware of of is that a village fishmonger named Noodles lives in the very same kingdom. In "Noodles Needs A Nap" (published by Balboa Press), Noodles teaches young readers that they don't have to meet Prince Charming in order to have a happy ending. (more...)

BWW Profile: Christine Baranski Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 14, 2016

Today we take a look back at the incredible career of stage and screen star Christine Baranski; from Broadway shows like THE REAL THING, RUMORS, BOEING-BOEING, to films THE BIRDCAGE, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA, and the upcoming INTO THE WOODS, to TV shows CYBILL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and THE GOOD WIFE, for which she was nominated this year. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

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