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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.



Original Disney Movie DESCENDANTS 2 Amasses 13 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

The Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2 reached an astounding 13 million Total Viewers with an unprecedented simultaneous premiere (Friday, July 21, 8:00 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies as its telecast on Disney Channel was Friday's #1 scripted TV telecast in Total Viewers (5.3 million). (more...)

Terri White, Santino Fontana, Kristy Cates and More Featured on New MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa is releasing a second cast album of his show 'Mad About the Boy' today. The new album - which follows on the heels of the cast album of his recently released 13th Street Theater production - mixes performances by stars of Deffaa's original festival production, plus some very special surprise guests. (more...)

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - BANDSTAND's Joey Pero
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 21, 2017

After several difficult months of rehab and recovery, talented star Joey Pero finally stepped on the stage of the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Friday, June 30th to make his Broadway debut. Today, the actor speaks with BWW about his journey. (more...)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

Fabulous Fox Announces New Season Ticket Packages, Including MORMON, PHANTOM, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Fabulous Fox Theatre announces a new U. S. Bank Broadway Series season ticket package with a "pick one" option for subscribers will go on sale August 1. HAMILTON is no longer available as part of a Season Package. T new six-show package will include: THE BODYGUARD, ON YOUR FEET!, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I, SCHOOL OF ROCK and THE COLOR PURPLE. T sixth show of the package will be selected from the following series specials: THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CHICAGO, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC or A CHRISTMAS CAROL. (more...)

BANDSTAND'S Hopkins & Pero Join BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BANDSTAND'S James Nathan Hopkins, Joey Pero, and Matt Cusak have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND on Sunday, August 6th, at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut Yesterday!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Linda Mugleston made her debut as Dolly Gallagher Levi yesterday afternoon in Hello, Dolly! Mugleston understudies the role and was filling in for Tony winner Bette Midler for the Wednesday matinee performance. Midler was indeed back on for the evening performance. Ticket holders who came to see Midler were offered a refund at the box office. (more...)

THE NANCE at Pride Films and Plays Extends to 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' Jeff -recommended Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play THE NANCE - a hit among critics and audiences alike - will be extended beyond its originally announced closing of July 30, and will now play through Sunday, August 13, 2017. (more...)

Chrysler & Broadway in Detroit Renew Partnership for 2017-18 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Nederlander Detroit is pleased to announce that it has renewed its relationship with the Chrysler brand to sponsor the all-new 2017-2018 Broadway in Detroit season.  This will be the seventh consecutive theatre season that the automaker will sponsor, showcasing another hot line-up for both Chrysler and Broadway in Detroit. As part of this sponsorship, the latest and hottest Chrysler vehicles will be on display at The Fisher Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: WIG OUT! at Studio Theatre
by Jenny Minich - Jul 19, 2017

Director Kent Gash charges the space with electricity and ardent, sincere emotion. Gash asks a lot of his cast in an intimate setting; Wig Out! is a physically immersive experience. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney's Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale For THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Month for The MAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Falwell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage hosts a Tickets On-Sale Party and Free Community Open House Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (more...)

Production Underway for Nickelodeon's New Original TV Movie INSIDE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Nickelodeon announced today the start of production on a brand-new original TV movie, INSIDE VOICE, starring Jace Norman (Henry Danger, Splitting Adam, Rufus), JoJo Siwa (JoJo Siwa: My World, Dance Moms) and Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad, Legendary Dudas). (more...)

Tony Winners and More Visit Summer Intensive at Broadway Method Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

???????The students of the Summer Musical Theater Intensive at Broadway Method Academy in Fairfield, CT had the amazing opportunity to work with Tony Award Winner, Kelli O'Hara (Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, King & I).  The Tony Winner shared stories of her theatrical journey and spoke of the importance of capitalizing on uniqueness. Students had the chance to ask O'Hara questions about life and the business, and a few were able to sing for the Tony winner. Students were extremely grateful to take part in such a special experience. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Announces Summer Intensive Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

]EMILY LOSCOCCO, former principal dancer of Festival Ballet Providence, PHILLIP BROOMHEAD, former principal dancer of the Houston Ballet and the Royal Ballet, and BETSY McBRIDE of American Ballet Theatre, and SIMON WEXLER former principal dancer of Texas Ballet Theatre will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces Two Special Additions to 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces two special additions to the 2017-18 Broadway season, a new mystery play, Mike Hammer Encore For Murder, starring Gary Sandy (WKRP In Cincinnati) and the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. Previously announced performances for the upcoming Broadway season include the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line and Cabaret, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. Tickets and packages are on-sale now. (more...)

NiCori Studios & Productions Presents INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

NiCori Studios & Productions Presents The Teen Performance Ensemble in Stephen Sondheim's "Into The Woods" on Friday, August 4 at 8pm, Saturday, August 5 at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, August 6 at 2pm at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College.   (more...)

Excerpt from FROST SERIES OMNIBUS by Liz DeJesus
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 17, 2017

Like fairy tales? You're going to love this new omnibus that rounds up three novels about the descendant of Snow White! Check out the Frost Series by Liz DeJesus today! (more...)

More Than 100 E-Book Deals From 99¢ - $4.99!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 16, 2017

Want some new books to curl up with this summer? Check out some of the fantastic e-books currently on sale!! The publishers have made it really easy to stock up--and a lot of books have the ENTIRE SERIES on sale, so you can buy them in one swoop without hurting your wallet too much!!! (more...)

Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith to Lead Live-Action ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Disney has found its live-action ALADDIN cast! (more...)

THE LION KING Remake to Feature Impressive Naturalistic CGI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The D23 expo featured many quietly screened previews, one of which being a peek at The Circle of Life scene of the upcoming The Lion King remake. According to Mashable, the film is moving along the lines of the recent The Jungle Book remake which featured extremely realistic CGI. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)

Billy's Globe House Theatre Presents THE BOY WHO CRIED GIANT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

This new, interactive musical takes the classic story "the boy who cried wolf', and puts a modern twist on it! The Boy Who Cried Giant is about Harrison, a hard of hearing young man who we follow through out the musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ingrid Michaelson Finds Her Way to Broadway by the Light of THE GREAT COMET
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 14, 2017

Ingrid Michaelson has more than one reason to celebrate this summer. Following the release of her latest EP, Alter Egos, the multi-platinum recording artist is calling the Imperial Theatre home, playing Sonya in the Tony Award-winning musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Michaelson's trip to Imperial Russia will be brief, as the songstress will only be performing the role through August 15, while Brittain Ashford, who originated the role takes a temporary leave from the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Musical WHO ARE YOU? to Premiere at Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Three famous imposters. One mysterious host. 500 identities. WHO ARE YOU?, a new original musical about three world-renowned imposters, is making its world premiere at the Midtown International Theatre Festival this August. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 14th, 2017 - New 'Roxie' in CHICAGO, ME & ELLA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Robyn Hurder joins Broadway's CHICAGO tonight for a limited run as 'Roxie', and ME & ELLA opens at York Theatre Company on Sunday! (more...)

Original Star Ashley Shaw to Lead Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The cast is set for the acclaimed Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of "The Red Shoes." Presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, the American premiere of "The Red Shoes" runs September 15 through October 1, 2017, with the opening set for September 19. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Lily James to Play 'Young Donna' in MAMMA MIA Sequel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lily James, currently starring on the big screen in BABY DRIVER, will show off her vocal chops in Universal's recently announced musical sequel to MAMMA MIA, subtitled 'Here We Go Again.' (more...)

BWW Preview: Musicals Touring the Greater Appleton Area in the 2017-2018 Season
by Meredith Kreisa - Jul 13, 2017

The 2017-2018 touring schedule is set, and some exciting musicals are scheduled to perform in the greater Appleton area in the coming year. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Terence Archie and Company Roll the Dice in 'Luck Be A Lady' in The Old Globe's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Old Globe presents Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. This classic musical, the first production of the Globe's 2017 Summer Season, running now through August 13, 2017, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Watch Terence Archie and the cast perform the iconic 'Luck Be A Lady' below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Actors' Equity Association Presents GREAT COMET, COME FROM AWAY and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 with Excellence in Diversity Award
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 12, 2017

Actors' Equity Association just presented 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...)

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's DISNEY'S WHEN YOU WISH Brings Must-See Magic to the Civic Center
by Robert Barossi - Jul 12, 2017

It's undeniable that just saying the word 'Disney' conjures up an instant image, thought or feeling in a person's mind and maybe heart as well. The world created by Walt Disney has become a worldwide empire spanning everything from amusement parks to movies to merchandise of all kinds. Much of that involves iconic and beloved characters, many from beloved animated movies. The movies and their characters have been around a long time and are instantly recognizable. But if you thought you could never experience them in an entirely new and different way, Lyric Theatre is here to prove you wrong. Their production of Disney's When You Wish takes those magical movie moments and brings them to life in an entirely spectacular new way. (more...)

BWW Previews: Exciting Broadway Season at Gate City Bank Theatre At The Fargodome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Gate City Bank Theatre at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND will play host to an exciting line-up of Broadway shows for the 2017-2018 season. Here's the line-up! (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Cast of BANDSTAND to Get Nostalgic at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On Sunday, August 6th, at 7pm & 9:30pm, cast members of Broadway's Tony Award winning musical Bandstand will take Feinstein's/54 Below's audiences on a trip down memory lane to the swinging sounds of the 1940s with BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND (more...)

Brooklyn's Ryan Repertory Tours SINGING FOR THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Brooklyn based Ryan Repertory Company, now in its 45th season, and Family Music Centers are proud to present Singing For The Boys. In a "performance that never was but should have been" Al Jolson, Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin come together in 1943 at the Palace Theatre in New York City for a one-night benefit performance to support the overseas war effort and to entertain the troops. Through their signature hit songs and popular songs of the period the audience is taken on a personal journey that reveals what made these three performers truly legendary and what made them so very human, both onstage and backstage. A must see theatrical and musical experience!!!   (more...)

HAMILTON's Stephanie Klemons presents [the art project]
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Katie's Art Project is proud to announce a new partnership with Music is Medicine. The two organizations will begin work this summer to facilitate connecting musicians with children facing terminal illnesses to write and record an original song in an effort to create a lasting legacy through art. (more...)

Tickets for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at Marcus Center On Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour have announced today that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement in Milwaukee will go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10:00 am. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

In a time when issues of immigration, assimilation, xenophobia, and socio-economic upheaval are more present than ever, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will bring to the stage a reimagined version of Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek's Amerike-The Golden Land, a musical journey of the immigration experience. Playing at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, across from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, from which the story has taken inspiration, this limited Off Broadway engagement opened last night and will run through August 6th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

In a time when issues of immigration, assimilation, xenophobia, and socio-economic upheaval are more present than ever, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will bring to the stage a reimagined version of Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek's Amerike-The Golden Land, a musical journey of the immigration experience. Playing at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, across from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, from which the story has taken inspiration, this limited Off Broadway engagement opened last night and will run through August 6th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

THE TEMPEST, CINDERELLA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Set for Raleigh Little Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 season - scroll down for highlights! (more...)

BWW Previews: THE GRAND/PLAYHOUSE/baby grand 2017 -'18 SEASON
by Greer Firestone - Jul 11, 2017

In late May The Grand/Playhouse Management staged a Preview Party announcing the season in the 3 venues which includes the 300 seat baby grand. Included in the event were announcements regarding The Grand's resident companies: DE Symphony, First State Ballet and OperaDE. (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's BEWILDERED at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions, now celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season, is pleased to announce casting for the world premiere of BEWILDERED. (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

Comedian John Oliver Joins Upcoming Disney Remake of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Today it was announced that comedian Jon Oliver would be joining the cast of the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King in the role of Zazu. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND, Opening Tonight at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

In a time when issues of immigration, assimilation, xenophobia, and socio-economic upheaval are more present than ever, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will bring to the stage a reimagined version of Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek's Amerike-The Golden Land, a musical journey of the immigration experience. Playing at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, across from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, from which the story has taken inspiration, this limited Off Broadway engagement opens tonight and will run through August 6th. Watch a new trailer for the show below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Harris Center's 2017-18 Season, Featuring DIRTY DANCING, Los Lobos, Mannheim Steamroller and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Bringing great shows from around the world, across the country and throughout the region, the Harris Center for the Arts' new 2017-18 season is on sale now. (more...)

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