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Shubert Theatre (New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.

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Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan

CRAZY FOR YOUô is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930's playboy, who's dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream! Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can't Be Bothered Now, Bidin' My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can't Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. It's a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.



Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Brad Oscar, Sarah Stiles, Gideon Glick, Frenchie Davis, George Faison and More to 'Sing for Pride' in UNSTOPPABLE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On Monday, June 26, 2017, Broadway Sings for Pride will premiere their 7th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan. This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special guests, and, of course, fun! The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation and Orlando's Contigo Fund. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with JERSEY BOYS Star Mark Ballas
by West of Broadway - May 30, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong sit down to discuss their very busy theater schedule before Will takes off to the Ahmanson Theater to sit down with the current Frankie Valli, Mark Ballas.  (more...)

Theatre in the Park Opens its Summer Season with SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail play out in the hysterical musical SPAMALOT, the season opener for Theatre in the Park opening Friday night, June 2. (more...)

GREASE Opens First Indoor Production for Theatre in the Park
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

"GREASE is the word, is the word¬Ö" for Theatre in the Park as the community theatre opens its first indoor production with the popular musical GREASE on June 9 for a three-week run at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: He's Back in the Building! Go Inside Rehearsal for ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by TV - Press Previews - May 27, 2017

Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. Directed by Broadway veteran Don Stephenson, with choreography by Melissa Zaremba, and music direction, arrangements and orchestrations by Benjamin Rauhala, performances are set to begin Thursday, June 1, 2017 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 15, 2017. Ryan Conway serves as Executive Producer. (more...)

Enjoy PURE COUNTRY with Julie Johnson and Harley Jay at Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lyric Stage will close its 24th season with its 21st world premiere, PURE COUNTRY, June 9-18, 2017. Performances are June 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30 PM and June 11 & 18 @ 2:30 PM in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Tickets are available @ www.lyricstage.org or by calling 972-252-2787. (more...)

The Minty Awards, Honoring Catholic High School Musicals, Announce 2017 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Minty Organization, the non-profit company which oversees The Minty Awards, is gearing for its biggest ceremony of the year, The Seventh Annual Minty Awards, set for Sunday, June 4 at 7pm at the historic St. George Theatre (35 Hyatt Street). Scroll down for the list of nominees! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Juliet Fischer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 26, 2017

n this episode: Juliet Fischer was on track to be a Prima-Ballerina until the puberty fairy came a smacked her with a wand. After years of touring, being a Rockette, and toe tapping in PBS' 'Crazy for You' she finally made her Broadway debut. (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2017

Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. Directed by Broadway veteran Don Stephenson, with choreography by Melissa Zaremba, and music direction, arrangements and orchestrations by Benjamin Rauhala, performances are set to begin Thursday, June 1, 2017 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 15, 2017. Ryan Conway serves as Executive Producer. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Brisbane Season Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Get in quick as tickets go on sale today for the Brisbane season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!    (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...)

GREASE Opens New Indoor Theatre for Theatre in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

"GREASE is the word, is the word¬Ö" for Theatre in the Park as the community theatre opens its first indoor production with the popular musical GREASE on June 9 for a three-week run at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on June 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24; at 6 p.m. on June 11; and matinee performances at 2 p.m. on June 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. GREASE is rated R and is recommended for mature audiences over 17. (more...)

Lyric Stage Presents the World Premiere of PURE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Lyric Stage will close its 24th season with its 21st world premiere, PURE COUNTRY, June 9-18, 2017. Performances are June 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM and June 11 & 18 at 2:30 PM in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 8th, 2017 - 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Musical Begins in Seattle!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The musical adaptation of the cult '90s hit ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION makes its World Premiere in Seattle! (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Breaking: Susan Stroman Will Direct Broadway-Bound CRAZY FOR YOU Revival in LA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Broadway producer Joey Parnes announced today that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, 'Crazy for You,' with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig ('Lend Me a Tenor'), will be produced by Center Theatre Group in an exclusive pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre. Susan Stroman ('The Producers,' 'Show Boat,' 'Contact'), who won the first of her five Tony Awards for choreographing the original 1992 Broadway production of the musical, will direct and choreograph this limited Los Angeles engagement which will begin performances February 7, 2018, and run through March 18, 2018. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Returns to Glasgow King's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad when the smash-hit musical, Hairspray arrives in Glasgow this October as part of a major UK tour. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre presents CYRANO DE BURGER SHACK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre and its ClubTLT program present a summer acting opportunity for students aged 13-19 with their production of Cyrano de Burger Shack. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD To Tour China
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

China.org.cn reports that THE BODYGUARD will tour China this summer, kicking off in Shanghai and visiting an additional 12 cities. (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2017 Minty Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Minty Organization, the non-profit company which oversees The Minty Awards, held its biggest ceremony of the year, The 7th Annual Minty Awards, Sunday, June 4 at the historic St. George Theatre.  Over 1,100 attended the ceremony honoring excellence among the Staten Island Catholic High School's musical theatre productions. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! The two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright and inventive comic genius is back at the Globe following the smash success of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which broke box office records in 2015. Director Jessica Stone also returns to the Globe, where she helmed the hit productions of Arms and the Man and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Packed with thrills, romance, laughs, and great characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Robin Hood! tells the timeless story of a hero of the people who takes on the powers that be. So get ready to duck a quarterstaff or two-you won't want to miss a moment of the swashbuckling fun! It will play July 22 - August 27, 2017, with opening night on July 30, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $39 and are on sale now. (more...)

Shefik Named Guest Speaker at the 7th Annual Broadway Sings for Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Media personality Shefik (Executive Producer and Host of the nationally-syndicated radio show, Shefik presents Invocation) has been named guest speaker at the 7th Annual Broadway Sing for Pride charity event, which takes place at The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium. (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...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 98th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"  HAIRSPRAY will begin previews on Wednesday, July 5; will open on Sunday, July 9 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Original Cast Members of A BROADWAY MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL , which only played one night on Broadway in 1978, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning 1776 Comes to Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is thrilled to announce the Lake Country premiere production of 1776, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. 1776 is directed by past LCP Board Member Rebecca Schilling, with music direction by LCP favorite Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

CRAZY FOR YOU Taps its Way into Theatre in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

What's better than a Gershwin tune? A lot of Gershwin tunes - and that's what audiences will get with the delightful musical Crazy for You at Theatre in the Park beginning Friday, June 16 for a seven-performance run. (more...)

Photo Flash: The King Was in the House at ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The King was in the in the house, last night. The cast of the new Off-Broadway musical Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) welcomed Elvis Impersonators to the show, now in performance through September 24, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from their visit below! (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Theatre In The Park
by Alan Portner - Jun 19, 2017

'Crazy for You,' now playing at the Theatre In The Park in Shawnee Mission Park, is the theatrical equivalent of the 'Little Engine That Could.' It represents the fifth generation of musical shows based on George and Ira Gershwin's 1930 'Girl Crazy' score. Even though the original version kicked off the careers of Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers, none of these shows remotely resembles any of its siblings. (more...)

Calvin Demba, Sam Frenchum and Sinéad Matthews Star in the 50th Anniversary Production of LOOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Rising British stars Calvin Demba (Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award nominee, The Red Lion,  National Theatre), Sam Frenchum (Private Peaceful, Grantchester) and award-winning Sinead Matthews (Mrs Elvsted in Ivo van Hove's Hedda Gabler, National Theatre), are to star in the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece, LOOT. (more...)

HIP TO HIP Announces Free Shakespeare in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is proud to announce its 2017 season of Free Shakespeare in the Parks. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will tour in repertory with William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1: The Prince and the Rebel and Measure for Measure from July 25th to August 20th. The family friendly tour will travel to 12 parks throughout all five boroughs of New York City, Jersey City, and Southampton.  (more...)

Photo Flash: The King is Back! Inside the Opening of ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Elvis is in the house! Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory presents OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, NC Theatre's flagship training program offering professional instruction in acting, voice and dance for ages three to adult, is excited to bring to the stage their production of Oklahoma!, July 7-9, 2017, at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in downtown Raleigh. The show will be produced by the students of NC Theatre Conservatory's Master Summer Theatre Arts School, NC Theatre's four-week summer camp with emphasis on pre-professional training of the highest caliber culminating in a full-scale musical production. Students range in age from middle school to rising college students. This production also features a "kids chorus" of elementary school aged children. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with One of Broadway's Favorite Belters, Shoshana Bean
by West of Broadway - Jun 14, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott speak with the amazing Shoshana Bean. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of HAIRSPRAY and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in WICKED. Most recently she appeared as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL and in the pre-Broadway production of the new musical BEACHES as CeeCee Bloom, for which she earned a Jeff Award Nomination for best lead actress in a musical. (more...)

BWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Theater In The Park
by Alan Portner - Jun 12, 2017

Gershwin 1992 reboot of 1930's Girl Crazy features songs and dances in the Nevada Desert... A true backstage romantic comedy. (more...)

Opening This Week at Theatre in the Park: CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

A lot of Gershwin tunes - and that's what audiences will get with the delightful musical Crazy for You at Theatre in the Park beginning Friday, June 16 for a seven-performance run. (more...)

BWW Previews: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Seaside Pavilion
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - Jun 1, 2017

Happiness is... rehearsing a musical! The six cast members of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN are hard at work memorizing and perfecting the show at the Seaside Pavilion. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Debuts Off-Broadway Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

You Can't Stop the Beat! Casting Announced For UK Tour of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad in the major UK tour of the smash hit musical Hairspray, opening at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff this summer. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Announces Final Show Selection for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated addition to its 2017-2018 Season, which already includes an impressive line up of leading contemporary theatre titles. In addition to the five titles previously announced, ETC will present the regional premiere of Larry Parr's His Eye is on the Sparrow, the powerful, heartbreaking, and uplifting account of the legendary Ethel Waters, who overcame a spirit-breaking childhood and racial injustice to become a legendary jazz and blues singer, Broadway pioneer, and Oscar-nominated actress. Playing April 24-May 19, 2018, this musical biography will feature celebrated local actress and Ensemble Theatre veteran Torie Wiggins in the leading role, singing some of Waters's most famous songs, including 'Stormy Weather,' 'Black and Blue," and 'This Joint is Jumpin'.' Sharing the stage in telling Ms. Waters's remarkable story is pianist Scot Woolley. (more...)

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