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Based on the 1957 television production

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.



FAITHFUL RUSLAN - THE STORY OF A GUARD DOG and More Set for 10th Anniversary Season at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Autumn 2017 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Belgrade Theatre's B2 Auditorium with a landmark production of Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog co-produced with the Glasgow's Citizen's Theatre and directed by the internationally renowned Helena Kaut-Howson. (more...)

Casting Directors Union Speaks Out for Healthcare & Pensions
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. The union just released the following statement: (more...)

Cast Complete for Star-Studded HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center will present the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. (more...)

Coventry Musical GODIVA ROCKS to Headline Autumn Season 2017 at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has announced its full line-up for the autumn 2017 season, including the must-see Coventry musical Godiva Rocks making its world premiere on the Main Stage in October, from the creative team behind the smash-hit Coventry Blitz play One Night in November. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Reboot Fails to 'Lift' ABC to Ratings Win on Wednesday Night
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

ABC's reboot of the 1980's classic film DIRTY DANCING did not deliver a strong rating's performance Wednesday night, coming well below the Season Finale of CBS's SURVIVOR. (more...)

THE ROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: And The Nevada High School Musical Theatre Award Winners Are...
by Jessica Vanek - May 24, 2017

THE ROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: And The Nevada High School Musical Theatre Award Winners Are¬Ö (more...)

Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Comes to Thrasher-Horne Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, plays the Thrasher-Horne Center on June 20th, 2017 as a part of its final farewell tour. This performance will be the hugely successful musical's last Florida date, as well as the tenth to last engagement before the casts takes its final bows. After closing a 14-year run on Broadway in September 2015, this will be the American public's last chance to see this electrifying musical in its original tour. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance to Launch New Conservatory Program This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Joffrey Ballet has announced the launch of a new Joffrey Conservatory Program within the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, beginning September 2017. (more...)

Jessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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

PRIDE CAMP Kicks Off A New Educational Program at Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pride Arts Center is creating all-inclusive learning environments for LGBTQ+ allies. This will include summer Pride Camps for middle school and high school aged students, using theater arts to learn more about navigating our complex world. (more...)

CABARET Comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre 6/13-6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing Seattle's Paramount Theatre from June 13 - 25. (more...)

BANDSTAND to Launch 'Band Together' Veteran Project with Talkback, Fleet Week Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The producers of Bandstand have launched 'Band Together-The Broadway Veteran Project,' a sponsorship program allowing United States military veterans access to sponsored tickets to the brand new musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

Rare and Important Disney Animation Art and Disneyland Treasures Are Going Up For Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On June 9th in Los Angeles, Profiles in History will auction off 50 rare Disney theme park cast member attraction costumes. It is the largestcollection to ever be offered at auction. Highlights include, a five piece Haunted Mansion gothic style costume, pictured left, and a four piece, Haunted Mansion, gothic style maid costume, each is estimated to sell for $900 - $1,500. Costumes from almost every Disney attraction are included like, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hall of Presidents, Tomorrowland, Animal Kingdom and they are each estimated to sell in the range of $100 - $800. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), currently producers of the Tony-nominated 'Indecent,' and the company responsible for last season's hit musical 'The Golden Bride,' kicks off its record-making 103rd consecutive season with 'Amerike - The Golden Land,' a high-energy musical journey of the American immigrant experience. (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Bring La Vie Boheme to Memphis
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN for a limited engagement June 16-18, 2017. (more...)

Rare and Important Disney Animation Art and Disneyland Treasures Up For Auction
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2017

On June 9th in Los Angeles, Profiles in History will auction off 50 rare Disney theme park cast member attraction costumes. I (more...)

Royal Opera House Muscat Announces its 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is pleased to announce the forthcoming season, 2017-2018: A Legendary Season. After marking its Sixth Anniversary on the 12th of October 2017, the Royal Opera House Muscat will commence its seventh season with a wide range of top quality productions in many different genres - opera, concerts, ballet & dance, Arab performances, jazz, world music, family & education, musicals & shows and special events. This rich diversity of top-notch programs has become a hallmark of the Royal Opera House Muscat that is recognised all over the world. (more...)

Doug DeVita's PHILLIE TRILOGY Finds All-Star Company for Fresh Fruit Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

An all-star cast chosen for Doug DeVita's Phillie Trilogy, premiering at the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. The festival running July 10 - 23, is celebrating 15 years this year. (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records¬†will release the¬†Original Broadway Cast Recording¬†of the new musical¬†WAR PAINT¬†¬Ė starring two-time Tony Award winners¬†Patti LuPone¬†and¬†Christine Ebersole¬†¬Ė¬†in digital formats on¬†Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July.¬†The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st¬†Street),¬†played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history.¬†WAR PAINT¬†is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including ¬ďBest Actress in a Musical¬Ē for¬†both¬†of the leading ladies.¬†Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via¬†Apple Music¬†will immediately receive the second single¬†¬ďIf I'd Been A Man¬Ē¬†¬Ė the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole ¬Ė in addition to the previously available single¬†¬ďBack on Top.¬Ē (more...)

Kristy Cates, Todd Buonopane and More Set for NYFA's Faculty Show at 54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, in association with the Musical Theatre department at the New York Film Academy, presents NYFA FACULTY SHOW! FEATURING KRISTY CATES, TODD BUONOPANE, & MORE on May 21st, 2017 at 9:30 PM. Tickets are still available! (more...)

Casting Announced for Firebrand Theatre's Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available.  (more...)

Salisbury Playhouse Announces Autumn/Winter 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

New productions of Harold Pinter's Betrayal and famous Ealing comedy The Ladykillers lead the 2017-18 Autumn/Winter season at Salisbury Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Interview: KAYLA BAILEY ("INTO THE WOODS") at Thousand Oaks High School
by Cary Ginell - May 17, 2017

Any time a high school theater department takes on a Stephen Sondheim musical, the intensity level cranks up a notch. So when drama teacher Joseph Donia took on Into the Woods, which the school last did in 2008, he needed some extra expertise behind the scenes to deal with Sondheim's uniquely difficult vocal score. Enter Kayla Bailey, a graduate of Oaks Christian High School (2007), Cal Lutheran University (2011), and a former Miss Ventura County (2012), who has been seen locally mainly as a performer. Donia chose Bailey to be his vocal director despite Bailey never having served in that capacity before. But when, as the saying goes, opportunity knocks, you go for it, and Bailey, who has a uniquely positive spin on life, leaped in feet first and has been having the time of her life. We spoke with Kayla in between performances about this unique experience, one which has already had a major effect on her career outlook going forward. (more...)

Wheatland Dance Theater presents CINDERELLA 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Audiences of all ages will be dazzled by the classical fairy tale Cinderella presented by the Wheatland Dance Theater at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The performance, which features young dancers from the Plainfield Dance Academy and special guest dancers, tells the story of a young girl who discovers her prince with a little help from her fairy godmother. The full-length ballet will be held at West Aurora High School Auditorium, 1201 W. New York Street, Aurora, IL. Tickets are available online at wheatlanddancetheater.com, by phone by calling 855-222-2TIX (2849) or at the door the day of performance. Ticket prices are $20-$24 and $30 at the door. (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House
by Samuel Weber - May 17, 2017

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 Broadway Season. Tickets Go On Sale Friday 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the 2017-18 Broadway season, which includes, making its Clearwater debut, the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, along with multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line, Cabaret and Chicago, 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. (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet Promotes 13 Dancers for Next Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Pennsylvania Ballet has announced the promotion of 13 dancers for the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

A Season of Power, Violence, and Revenge Comes to Citizens Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Today the Citizens Theatre announces its Autumn 2017 season including plays from different ages and countries focusing on the very personal consequences of absolute power, violence and revenge. The season of ancient and modern plays that respond directly and indirectly to the world today goes on sale Tuesday 16 May at 10am. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME and INDECENT Top 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Awards; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 7th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, Starring Mark Ballas, Opens This Week at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opens May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. 'Jersey Boys' previews May 16 and 17, and will continue through June 24, 2017. (more...)

ROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: The Smith Center Announces the Nominees for the 2017 Nevada High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Jessica Vanek - May 15, 2017

ROAD TO THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS: The Smith Center Announces the Nominees for the 2017 Nevada High School Musical Theatre Awards (more...)

Middle Child Theatre Company Set to Release Free EP Ahead of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Gig
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hull-based Middle Child theatre company are set to release a free four-track EP ahead of their Hull UK City of Culture 2017 gig theatre production, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, which opens at the Welly nightclub in Hull on 6 June 2017. (more...)

BWW Previews: AURORA CHILDREN'S PLAYHOUSE SUMMER EDITION at Aurora Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - May 15, 2017

It's a Saturday morning, and I'm at the Aurora Children's Playhouse at Aurora Theatre.  We're waiting for Wendy Bennett's interactive performance of Cinderella to begin.  That exciting electricity of patrons eagerly anticipating a show dances in the air.  Most of this morning's patrons are between the ages of 4 and 10.  And many are dressed like princesses.  I've counted two Jasmines, three Cinderellas, and a Belle.  Wendy Bennett, bouncy and bright, walks onto the stage and comments excitedly on the number of princesses in the audience.  One little girl in a white summer dress pops up from her chair and says, 'Look at me.'  Another little girl in the back who's wearing a blue tulle ballerina skirt won't be outdone.  She stands on her chair and shouts, 'Look at me!'  And those exchanges are perfectly indicative of the spirit of this fun presentation where, at any moment, children might become pumpkins or white mice or even Prince Rupert (who's giving a ball) all while Wendy Bennett sings songs and waltzes with puppets.  It's a morning of sheer delight.  (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Makes DC Premiere Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the touring production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Washington, D.C. premiere at the Kennedy Center Opera House June 13-July 16, 2017 as part of a North American tour. Tickets are currently on sale. (more...)

BWW Review: Festival Ballet Providence's Magical CINDERELLA Casts a Spell at The Vets
by Veronica Bruscini - May 14, 2017

Festival Ballet Providence creates pure magic with its luminous production of Sergei Prokofiev's Cinderella. Winthrop Corey choreographed this piece to perfection, melding intricate, classical dancing with wonderful whimsy and humor. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Lovely Laura Osnes Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2017

The lovely miss Laura Osnes joined the litany of famous faces lining the wall's of the classic Broadway eatery, Sardi's this week and BroadwayWorld was there to capture all the action. Check out the photos below to see the luminous leading lady celebrate the unveiling of her portrait!  (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: Garden Theatre's INTO THE WOODS is their Best Show Yet
by Libby Champion - May 12, 2017

'Anything can happen in the woods.' And in the Garden Theater's production of INTO THE WOODS, many, many things happen there. The Sondheim favorite has been adored by theater-goers the world over since it's opening night in 1987. With its combination of fabled fairytales, witty music, and intricate storyline, it's no wonder this show has enjoyed staying power over the years. But staying power can be dangerous as well - a theater never wants a beloved production to start to feel stale or aged. A theatre-goer may love 'Into the Woods,' but how do you make it fresh and new but still keep that beloved quality to the production? (more...)

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation presents the 24th Annual KENNY AWARDS!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation are proud to present the 24th Annual Kenny Awards Ceremony, an endeavor that recognizes the talent, dedication, and efforts of our local high school youth. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2017 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 32 schools in Central Florida. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2017 Shuler Hensley Award Winners Announced; Parker Jennings & Ramone Nelson Heading to Nationals!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - were held in Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

New Rock Musical A WALL APART, from Air Supply's Graham Russell, to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 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 AirSupply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 9th Gawad Buhay Awards Night
by Erickson Dela Cruz - May 10, 2017

Now in its ninth year, Gawad Buhay Awards are the first-ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts. The awarding ceremonies were held last night, May 10, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. (more...)

NBC Has Heaven On Its Mind! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! to Air on Easter Sunday
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Set for Easter¬†Sunday¬†(April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television ¬ďJesus Christ Superstar Live!,¬Ē a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.¬† (more...)

Rare, Hand-Drawn Map of DisneyLand Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world's premier animation and Disneyana auction houses, has announced a rediscovered original map of Disneyland co-created by Walt Disney himself when the park was still in its earliest days of inception. (more...)

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