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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!



Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason in AZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God. (more...)

Brian Setzer to Release 'ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! - LIVE IN JAPAN' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Three-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER's new concert Blu-ray/CD,ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! - LIVE IN JAPAN--filmed on February 18 at Namba Hatch in Osaka, Japan--is set for release November 4, 2016 via Surfdog Records. (more...)

Ryan Silverman to Co-Star with Melissa Errico in Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Ryan Silverman will be co-starring with pal Melissa Errico in the Irish Rep's upcoming production of FINIAN'S RAINBOW! The actor announced the news that he'd be joining the production last night at Errico's Feinstein's/54 Below concert (in which he was a guest star).  (more...)

Will Swenson, Ryan Silverman and More Join Melissa Errico in 'FUNNY!' Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Broadway's Will Swenson (LES MISERABLES, Hair, Disaster!) and Ryan Silverman (Side Show, Cry-Baby, Chicago) and The Met Opera's Richard Troxell will guest star with Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society) at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) tonight, September 20, through September 24, following her sold-out run at the venue this past April. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Mugg Shot to Release New Album 'Mean Muggin' ft. Mike Jones & More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Mugg Shot Set To Release New Album 'Mean Muggin' On September 16th Featuring Mike Jones, Madchild, Alpha Omega, Merkules, and Gorilla Zoe (more...)

New Musicals from Ryan Scott Oliver, Nick Blaemire & More Set for THE SCORE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Score, a new podcast dedicated to bringing the coolest musical theater right into your head, is announcing its first three concert recordings. (more...)

THE ROADS TO HOME, Starring Devon Abner, Hallie Foote, Harriet Harris & More, Begins Tonight at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler and Jamie deRoy presents the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company today, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Melissa Errico's Return to 54 Below with 'Ribbons Down My Back'
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2016

Get ready for Errico's encore appearance at 54 Below with footage of her performing 'Ribbons Down My Back' from HELLO, DOLLY! last spring! (more...)

Will Swenson, Ryan Silverman and More to Join Melissa Errico in 'FUNNY!' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Broadway's Will Swenson (LES MISERABLES, Hair, Disaster!) and Ryan Silverman (Side Show, Cry-Baby, Chicago) and The Met Opera's Richard Troxell will guest star with Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society) at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) September 20-24, following her sold-out run at the venue this past April. (more...)

Nick Blaemire's A LITTLE MORE ALIVE Set for Next Episode of THE SCORE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

???????On October 17th, The Score will produce A Little More Alive by actor/writer Nick Blaemire (currently starring in Tick, Tick... BOOM!) as a live concert for the next episode of the podcast recording. (more...)

Eric Sciotto Will Step in as Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- will depart the show on October 9, and will be replaced temporarily by understudy Eric Sciotto. Sciotto will assume the role through October 23. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced. (more...)

TICK, TICK... BOOM! Explodes Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

George Salazar, Nick Blaemire and Ciara Renee star in Keen Company's production of Tick, Tick...BOOM!, a thrilling work by the late, great Jonathan Larson. Performances begin tonight, October 4, Off-Broadway. (more...)

A PORTRAIT OF RAY to Debut at Newark Symphony Hall & Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

A Portrait of Ray (Charles) is making its Newark debut on November 13th at Newark Symphony Hall and will be showing for a second nigh November 14th at Symphony Space in New York City for a one-night only performance. (more...)

Lilli Cooper to Join TICK, TICK... BOOM! in Extended Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that tickets are now on sale for four more weeks, through December 18th, for Keen's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! Ciara Renee will play her final performance on November 20th. Beginning November 22nd, Lilli Cooper, seen on Broadway in Spring Awakening and Wicked, will take over the role of Susan. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Everyone's Favorite Broadway Gypsy, Cameron Adams
by Broadwaysted - Oct 25, 2016

This week the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to sit down and pour out a nice bottle of malbec with the sweet and talented Cameron Adams! This charming 11-show Broadway veteran explains why she cried in the audience through the majority of THE BOOK OF MORMON and lists her scary movie picks in preparation for Halloween. (more...)

2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre Opens Submissions; Deadline Jan 2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Online submissions are being accepted beginning today through January 2 for the 2017 YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE. (more...)

Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starting Tonight in AZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God. (more...)

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK to Cast a Spell on The Henegar Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Henegar Center announced casting for The Witches of Eastwick, a musical comedy. (more...)

TICK, TICK... BOOM! Opens with a Bang Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Keen Company's production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! opens tonight, October 20. (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Sign on for Living For Today's 'MY FIRST TIME' Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Living for Today will present a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: 'My First Time', on Sunday, October 30 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) beginning at 7PM. (more...)

SMASH Star Wesley Taylor to Ascend to Heaven in AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 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 in the new comedy AN ACT OF GOD making its Denver debut at the Garner Galleria Theatre starting October 15. (more...)

Harbor Lights Presents BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight will be presented, one night only, on December 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater. The event will benefit The Harbor Lights Theater Company. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director, Producer and Director Stephen DeAngelis, the performance will feature five of Broadway's finest vocalists will recreate some of their most memorable musical moments as they celebrate the spectrum of classic to contemporary Broadway. (more...)

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK to Cast a Spell on The Henegar Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Henegar Center announced casting for The Witches of Eastwick, a musical comedy. (more...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Alice Ripley, Alysha Umphress and More at Living For Today's MY FIRST TIME Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

LIVING FOR TODAY presented a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: 'My First Time' on Sunday, October 30 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St). The concert was produced and directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN, The Trip to Bountiful, Artistic Director of Headline Programming at BroadwayCon) with music direction by Jason Wetzel (After Midnight). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Brian Setzer to Release 'ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! - LIVE IN JAPAN' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Three-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER's new concert Blu-ray/CD,ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! - LIVE IN JAPAN--filmed on February 18 at Namba Hatch in Osaka, Japan--is set for release November 4, 2016 via Surfdog Records. (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...)

Ryan Scott Oliver Returns to LA at Rockwell in Hollywood 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

On November 21, acclaimed composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver will return to Los Angeles with a concert at Rockwood in Hollywood.  Show time is at 8:00pm.   (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...)

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 6th, and runs through the 18th. 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...)

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...)

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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