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based on the film by John Waters

Baltimore, 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism, and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in town. He's a bad boy with a good cause Ė truth, justice, and the pursuit of rock 'n roll Ė and when he falls for a good girl who wants to be bad, her charm school world of bobby sox and barbershop quartets will never be the same. Wayward youth, juvenile delinquents, sexual repression, cool music, dirty lyrics, bizarre rejects...Finally, the 50's come to life! For real this time!



Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

Broadway Talent Will Head INTO THE WOODS, Starring Emily Skinner, at TUTS; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

As previously announced, 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. The production, which is being directed and choreographed by Tony Award Nominee Robert Longbottom, will run in Houston from December 6 - 18, 2016 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. TUTS has just announced complete casting for the production. (more...)

Backpack Theatre Co. to Present SONGS FOR FRED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

NYC's Backpack Theatre Co. to presents Songs for Fred, a cabaret event benefitting the Huntington's Disease Society of America, on November 16th, 2016.  The event is dedicated to Fred Rekstis, a father of three daughters diagnosed with Huntington's Disease in 2006.  Directed by Julia Karis & Brendan Stackhouse (both friends of Fred's oldest daughter Emily Rekstis), the evening will feature performances by a wide selection of NYC-based talent singing from a library of Fred's favorite songs that include the hits of Carole King, Billy Joel, the Beatles, and other great artists that remind his family of him.   (more...)

Dwayne Clark and David Hess Join Cast of MDR's Staged Reading TORN ASUNDER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ), where MDR is the resident theater company. The reading is $15 (advance purchase), $20 (if purchased at the door) and open to the public. Student/Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://tornasunder.bpt.me) by clicking the direct link HERE OR by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Derek Klena, and More in New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Artists Striving to End Poverty announces that its most festive holiday celebration, the Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, will take place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. (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...)

A.C.T. Replaces HERE LIES LOVE with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today the cancellation of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love,originally scheduled to close A.C.T.'s 2016-17 season. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Summer of Love in San Francisco-coinciding with A.C.T.'s 50th anniversary-A.C.T. will now present the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin.  (more...)

Harbor Lights' BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT Moved to March 18th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight has been Rescheduled for March 18th, one night only, at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater.  (more...)

The Selectors & House of Yes to Present NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

This Thanksgiving weekend, House of Yes and The Selectors present Nothing Gold Can Stay with Craig Richards on Friday, November 25, as they welcome one of the main driving forces and the most notable resident DJ from London's world renowned clubbing institution, fabric, for a rare New York appearance. (more...)

Broadway to the Rescue Presents THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW to Benefit Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The largest cast of Broadway performers ever assembled in Los Angeles, with over 55 Broadway shows combined, will take the stage at the El Portal Theatre for Broadway to the Rescue's 3rd benefit concert for two spectacular nights on December 1 & 2, 2016 at 7PM. The Big Fat Christmas Show promises to be the must-attend event of the holiday season.  (more...)

Callaway, Korbich, Mauzey, & More Join Amas Gala to Perform THE FLIP SIDE: UNKNOWN MUSICAL GEMS BY AHRENS AND FLAHERTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, has announced a starry line-up of talent that will be on hand to celebrate the company's 48th Anniversary Gala Benefit honoring the Tony Award-winning composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). As previously announced, Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera and noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia returns as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Steven Strafford, Alli Mauzey, Lesli Margherita and More Set for LOVE AND OTHER FABLES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a concert of the John McMahon-Jay Jeffries musical LOVE AND OTHER FABLES on April 9, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Nick Blaemire Musical A LITTLE MORE ALIVE Heading to the Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

'Lost In Translation' producer Ross Katz will helm a big screen adaptation of Nick Blaemire's modern musical A LITTLE MORE ALIVE. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY and More Slated for Laguna Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2017-2018 season of shows. (more...)

The Henegar Center Announces Casting For THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Henegar Center announces cast for the Brevard premiere of Hunchback of Notre Dame. (more...)

Third Annual JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH Moves to Tranzac Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In the wake of the unfortunate closing of the beloved Hugh's Room, the unstoppable Jan Kudelka has announced that her third annual Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash will now take place at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue on Wednesday, January 18 at 8:30pm, the same night and time it was originally booked. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Lynne Shankel to Release Double Album BARE NAKED Featuring Original Songs Including Music from BARE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

On January 24, 2017 composer and orchestrator, Lynne Shankel will release her debut album as a songwriter, BARE NAKED which will feature 21 of her original songs including songs she wrote with lyricist Jon Hartmere for bare: The Musical, which played at New World Stages in 2012. (more...)

Beloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to the State Theatre in Easton on Friday, February 24.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Drama Learning Center's TYA to Stage Area Premiere of CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

TYA, the Professional Training Program in residence at Drama Learning Center will present the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area premiere of Cry-Baby the Musical this June in Columbia, Maryland. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New Web Series THE NEXT FOUR YEARS from Broadway's Nick Blaemire & Hunter Arnold
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Below, check out a first look at the hilarious new web series THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, written and created by Broadway's Nick Blaemire (Cry-Baby, Glory Days) and Hunter Arnold (Dear Evan Hanson, Spring Awakening).  (more...)

People's Improv Theatre Presents CRY BABY: MY (RELUCTANT) JOURNEY INTO MOTHERHOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Jamie had a baby. People ask her "How's it going?" and she's tired of saying "Great!" Everyone lied to her about birth and beyond, so here's the raw truth. After this show, people may now ask "Is she ok?" Whether you have a kid, are thinking about having one, or can't even keep a plant alive, it's important you attend this show. (more...)

Broadway Orchestrator Lynne Shankel's Debut Album 'Bare Naked' to Be Released 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Award-winning orchestrator and arranger Lynne Shankel has announced that her debut album, 'Bare Naked' will be released on the Yellow Sound Label on Tuesday January 24th. (more...)

Nick Blaemire Signs on for 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED!' at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Nick Blaemire (just off of Tick,Tick,...Boom! off-Broadway) is joining Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) in the cast of 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' for their second show at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) on January 22 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at A.C.T. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Human Be-In, which took place on January 14, 1967 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for the upcoming production of the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin (June 7-July 2, 2017). (more...)

Hugh Panaro, Rachel York and Alli Mauzey Set for BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY with the Philly POPS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The best of modern Broadway is coming to the Philly POPS stage at the Kimmel Center on February 24, 25, and 26. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are proud to announce the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Partners with JCC for One-Night-Only AN ACT OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Phoenix Theatre and the Indianapolis JCC will present a special partnership performance of An Act of God, by David Javerbaum. This divine comedy travels from the Phoenix Theatre to the JCC for one night only, March 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of INTO THE WOODS at TUTS - Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey, Jeremy Hays and More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner heads up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, which opened last night, December 6th, and runs through the 18th. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Invite: Learn the Secrets of Live TV Musicals at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Panel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marrying the most thrilling aspects of stage and screen, the recent resurgence of networks broadcasting live musicals has invigorated prime time "appointment viewing" or "event television."   (more...)

ANNIE to Play the Fox Theatre 3/17 ¬Ė 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of¬†ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play¬†five performances March 17 - 19, 2017¬†at the Fox Theatre as a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. Directed by original lyricist and director¬†Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award¬ģ-winning original. (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey, Jeremy Hays and More in INTO THE WOODS at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner heads up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, which opened last night, December 6, and runs through December 18. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Rehearsals of TUTS' INTO THE WOODS Starring Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey, Jeremy Hays and More; Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 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, beginning tonight, December 6th through the 18th.  Check out the videos below of the rehearsals and a first look at the stage below! (more...)

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis & More Join ASTEP's Christmas Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis and Sean Zuni Green to join the lineup at Artists Striving to End Poverty's Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. Additional exclusive experiences from Cats the Musical on Broadway and Wicked have been added to the special auction through Charitybuzz, featuring opportunities from Hamilton, 'Kristin Chenoweth's National Tour', and set visits to shows such as Law & Order: SVU with star Raul Esparza. (more...)

One Night Only! Cast Announced for MDR Staged Reading of TORN ASUNDER by Nikkole Salter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark (more...)

HAIRSPRAY's John Waters Doing Well Following Holiday Health Scare
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 28, 2016

The HAIRSPRAY scribe was forced to miss his annual holiday party on Friday due to a health scare which landed him in the hospital. (more...)

BWW Photo Flash: Students With Adults in INTO THE WOODS at TUTS - Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner heads up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, which opened December 6. The student cast from the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre posed for some very special photos with their adult character counterparts. Check out the pics below! (more...)

Back by Popular Demand! Jan Kudelka Sings Janis! THIRD ANNUAL JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Gone at 27, the Queen of Psychedelic Soul is back for one night only! After smashing sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, singer and performer Jan Kudelka conjures and celebrates the beloved blues/rock trailblazer Janis Joplin with a 74th birthday bash on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.). Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash is an intimate journey into the epic voice and tender heart of the Janis Joplin legend. (more...)

Steven J. Burge to Play Heavenly Father After Wesley Taylor Departs AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash,' will play God through January 22. Steven J. Burge will assume the role of God starting January 24. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Theatre Under the Stars Releases Extended Look at Emily Skinner-Led INTO THE WOODS - Closing This Week!
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner heads up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, which opened last night, December 6th, and runs through the 18th. Check out an extended preview of the production below! (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY'S John Waters to Receive Writer's Guild Career Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

John Waters will be honored with the Writers Guild of America, East's Ian McLellan Hunter Award at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards to be held at New York's Edison Ballroom on Sunday, February 19, 2017. (more...)

Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes and Jarran Muse to Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy have announced the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! Enters Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

This is the final week to see Keen Company's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! After a historic (for Keen Company!) 11-week run, Tick, Tick...BOOM! will play its final performance this Sunday, December 18th. (more...)

Jan Kudelka to Bring Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash to Hugh's Room This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Gone at 27, the Queen of Psychedelic Soul is back for one night only! After smashing sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, singer and performer Jan Kudelka conjures and celebrates the beloved blues/rock trailblazer Janis Joplin with a 74th birthday bash on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.). (more...)

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