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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.

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents an enchanting musical romance for the holidays, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Based on the novel by Jean Webster, this tuneful yuletide treat from the director of Les Miserables, and the composer of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen's EMMA, tells the tale of a spirited orphan girl who is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heartwarming journey to independence, education, and romance during the suffragette-era in New England is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs. (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Joe Carroll & More Will Join Laura Osnes and Corey Cott in BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), have just announced that Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Joe Carroll (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Brandon James Ellis (Once), James Nathan Hopkins (What's It All About: Bacharach Reimagined), Geoff Packard (Matilda) and Joey Pero(Broadway debut) will join previously announced stars, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) and Corey Cott (Gigi). (more...)

Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

Sutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced that several of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - are scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards Update - Jimmy Johansmeyer, Mary Mannix Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Santa Flies Into London's West End This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Santa's New Sleigh was written for the Curve theatre Leicester in December 2012 and was picked up by producer Sam Bradshaw for the Lichfield Garrick last year. After selling out in Lichfield, the show opened last week in Peterborough and is now flying into London's West End until 10th December. (more...)

Starz and Spotify to Launch First-Ever Streaming Music & Video Entertainment Experience
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Starz and Spotify, the leading music streaming service, announced plans to launch the first-ever streaming music integration into the STARZ premium video streaming service app. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Tree Lighting Celebration to Kick Off A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that this year's Panto at the Playhouse, Lythgoe Family Productions' A Cinderella CHRISTMAS (opening Thursday, December 8, 2016) kicks off with a special Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue). (more...)

THE WHOLEHEARTED Opens this Weekend at Center Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Stein | Holum Projects' engrossing one-woman show "The Wholehearted" previews this Friday, December 2 and opens Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of DouglaPlus. Written and co-directed by Deborah Stein and performed and co-directed by Suli Holum, the world premiere production is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. "The Wholehearted" plays through December 11, 2016. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

by Gary Naylor - Nov 29, 2016

BWW catches up with one of Britain's pantomime favourites, currently appearing as Prince Charming in Cinderella at the London Palladium. (more...)

BWW Review: SCROOGE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES, Theatre503, 28 November 2016
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 29, 2016

Theatre503 sees the world premiere of Sleeping Trees' new pantomime, Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves. After the huge success of Cinderella and the Beanstalk, the award-winning trio comes back with a brand new, original, muscles-aching-from-laughter show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Fiasco Theatre's INTO THE WOODS on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Fiasco Theater's celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning INTO THE WOODS, by Stephen Sondheimand James Lapine, will launch a national tour in December at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL, following technical rehearsals and tour preview performances at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park, FL. (more...)

Cast Complete for Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS, Starring Laura Osnes, Will Swenson & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Waterwell (Arian Moayed & Tom Ridgely, Artistic Directors) announced today the complete cast, comprised of Broadway regulars, Military veterans, and civilian artists, for the Blueprint Specials, presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a big musical revival to starry panto and Matthew Bourne's latest, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviewsÂ… (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Join NSO Holiday Pops in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Frequent collaborators, Broadway stars, and Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana join the NSO Pops and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for the National Symphony Orchestra's annual A Holiday Pops! concerts on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Rufus Hound to Host Star-Studded Musical Theatre Lineup at Charity Christmas Concert in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Actor's Church in Covent Garden will more than live up to its name on the Sunday before Christmas as a stellar lineup of twelve musical theatre actors will perform in aid of Children with Cancer UK at a special Christmas concert, accompanied by the students of the Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM). (more...)

BWW Interview: Veteran Actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD Continues to Cast a Spell in A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Film and TV actress Morgan Fairchild needs no introduction. She has been working for the past 40+ years, always recognizable as the glamorous blonde vixen from such series as Flamingo Road, Paper Dolls and Falcon Crest, as well as the soap Search For Tomorrow. Now about ready to start rehearsals for the Lythgoe Family's Christmas Panto, called A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse, bowing December 8, Fairchild took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the role she is playing and her career. Has she been happy or does she long to change her sexy image? (more...)

The Providence Performing Arts Center and The VETS Announce Cyber Monday Savings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and The VETS are pleased to announce that the Theatres will participate in Cyber Monday on November 28.  All ticketing purchasing* fees at and will be waived, by using the code NOFEEPPAC28 for PPAC shows and NOFEEVETS28 for The VETS' shows. Please note that PPAC's $3 per ticket restoration charge and The VETS' $3 per ticket facility fee are still included in the final purchasing price. (more...)

BWW Review: SOHO CINDERS, Union Theatre, 27 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 28, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a tremendous show full of great songs wonderfully well sung with the added bonus of great dancing too! (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre503 and Sleeping Trees Present SCROOGE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

After the sell-out successes of Cinderella and the Beanstalk, award-winning Sleeping Trees return to Theatre503 with the world premiere of Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves - a glorious cocktail of everyone's favourite pantomimes, directed by highly acclaimed Simon Evans (The Dazzle, Bug, Silence of the Sea). (more...)

NCT Launches New Holiday Tradition With CINDERELLA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 28, 2016

An affectionate throwback to the early tradition of American Theatre for Young Audiences, NCT's production of Cinderella is heavily influenced by the British 'Panto' tradition of fairy tales. Much as Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is presented at holiday time on stages throughout America, there are dozens of 'Panto' treatments of Cinderella presented as a family Christmas treat on stages throughout England annually. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

BWW Profile: Broadway Actor Jeremy Hays Forays INTO THE WOODS for Theatre Under the Stars
by Katricia Lang - Nov 28, 2016

Broadway Actor Jeremy Hays (Cinderella's Prince) knows audiences will flock to the Hobby Center for INTO THE WOODS hits like 'Giants In The Sky', 'Stay With Me,' and 'The Last Midnight,' but he begs audiences to see the musical as more than mindless escapist entertainment. It's intelligent escapist entertainment (more...)

National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Co-production of JANE EYRE at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The National Theatre will be touring Sally Cookson's energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece Jane Eyre from April to September 2017 with a week-long stop at Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 5-Saturday 10 June. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 27, 2016
by - Nov 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 26, 2016
by - Nov 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/25; THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for INTO THE WOODS at TUTS - Starring Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey, Jeremy Hays and More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner will head up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars this holiday season -- and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays at Clear Space with MEET ME IN ST LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Suddenly there's a blackout. Imagine yourself standing as the lights from the World's Fair fill the stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ted Sperling on Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Nov 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld spoke with conductor Ted Sperling about his upcoming concert with Laura Osnes and the San Francisco Symphony. They will be performing selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bright Star Touring Theatre Comes to Texas with LEGENDS OF THE LONE STAR STATE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

It is no secret that Texans are proud of their heritage.  That is why, every March, school children from Amarillo to Brownsville celebrate Texas History Month.  This year, Bright Star Touring Theatre will be helping Texas' schools, libraries and theaters celebrate the legends, heroes and tall tales that make up Texas History with their brand new live theater show Legends of the Lone Star State. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Original 'Belle' Susan Egan Joins THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After eight sold-out shows, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala return to host Broadway's most beloved leading ladies at Feinstein's/54 Below on January 29th, 2017 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Husband-Wife Vocalists Jessica and Santino Fontana Talk Houston Symphony's VERY MERRY POPS
by Katricia Lang - Dec 2, 2016

For the Houston Symphony holiday concert VERY MERRY POPS, not only does Santa Claus come to town but so do the sweeter-than-honey honeys, Jessica and Santino Fontana. In the interview, the Fontanas talk to Broadway World about VERY MERRY POPS and the joys and challenges of being a show business married couple, all while being as cute as a basket of puppies. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns for MLK Celebration at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Dance Theatre of Harlem, founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, was an artistic means of turning despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Orchestra Sublime, THE NUTCRACKER Uninspired
by Roy Berko - Dec 2, 2016

When the Cleveland Ballet left this area for San Jose, California, in 2000, it is rumored that the organization was over one-million dollars in debt. Lots of fingers were pointed as to why the deficit existed, but one thing is for sure, there will always be, it the minds of those who saw it, one lasting legacy of Dennis Nahat and his reign as the company's Artistic Director. From its 1979 debut, when it sold out every night of its two-week run, until its escape to the west coast, Nahat's THE NUTCRACKER reigned supreme. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

B Street Theatre is excited to open the 2017 B3 Series Season with Lucas Hnath's The Christians. (more...)

Outside NYC? Attend TRU Panels & Workshops with Pay Per View Podcasts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces an opportunity for those outside the New York area, or unable to make it to live TRU events, to benefit from the information shared by the theater's leading network for developing theater professionals. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE in Winnipeg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Winnipeg premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Monday December 12 at 10am. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Continue 'Friday Funday' Series with HANSEL AND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Dec. 9 for 'Hansel and Gretel.' This story is part of the 2016-17 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Dec. 9, at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. (more...)

King's to Raise Funds for Roald Dahl Charity this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The King's Theatre will be raising funds for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity during the 2016/17 panto season. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Goes on Sale Next Week in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Boston Opera House for one week only as a part of its final farewell tour. Performances May 30 - June 4, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sizzling New Shots from Company XIV's Holiday Show NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Company XIV's adults-only revival of NUTCRACKER ROUGE, the sexy hit holiday show conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick, runs now through January 7 in a limited seven-week engagement as part of XIV's pop-up season at The Irondale Center, located at 85 South Oxford Street between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. BroadwayWorld has a sizzling new batch of stills from the show below! (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Adapted for Young Performers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On the heels of the national tour of Lincoln Center's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival sweeping the country now, educators and students will be whistling a happy tune when R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company, releases Getting To Know... The King and I; it was announced today by Rodgers & Hammerstein president Ted Chapin and iTheatrics founder and CEO Timothy Allen McDonald. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Madison Regional Awards Update - Jacob Rankin, Bianca Horn in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

A WISH FOR ALGIE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Carolee Russell returns to the publishing world with the release of her book, 'A Wish for Algie' (published by Trafford Publishing). This children's story teaches important insights on contentment, confidence and gratitude through a captivating tale of a fish on a life-changing adventure. (more...)

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