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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!


Alley Theatre to Present Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB, 7/12-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

This summer, the Alley Theatre will produce Agatha Christie's Spider's Web during its popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills Series July 12 - August 14. In addition, the Alley is launching a new Summer Thrills Series inviting audiences to the concert musical - A Night With Janis Joplin - the first rock & roll theatre piece on the new Hubbard stage, August 19 - September 18, 2016. Tickets will go on sale June 1 and will be available online (alleytheatre.org) or by phone (713.220.5700). (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lesli Margherita & More Set for BROADWAY STORIES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on May 20, 2016 at 11:30pm. We've seen many wonderful stories on Broadway. But sometimes the best stories are the ones told backstage. In the style of The Moth and Risk, BROADWAY STORIES will feature Broadway greats telling their hilarious, moving, and fascinating stories of a life in the theatre. Hosted by Todd Buonopane (Cinderella, Chicago, Grease & Spelling Bee), BROADWAY STORIES is recorded live and released as a podcast. (The podcast can be found (more...)

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere of HOLLYWOOD by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Starring Harriet Harris, Patrick Kerr, Kate Rockwell and more, HOLLYWOOD runs through June 12 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre, with an official opening on May 18. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Enrollment Now Open for Actors Alliance of San Diego's 2016 Emerging Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Enrollment is now open for Actors Alliance of San Diego's 2016 Summer Emerging Artist Program for young artist ages 12-19. The three-week full-day program features master classes with professional theater artists, monologue and song preparation, head shots, and rehearsals that culminate in four studio performances of either the musical Cry Baby!, Wonderland High!, or Zombie Prom at Coronado School for the Arts and runs July 25 - August 14, 2016. (more...)

Harriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Hollywood, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with CASA VALENTINA at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse presents the West Coast Premiere of CASA VALENTINA by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, the iconic playwright of the Broadway hits Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles, Newsies and Kinky Boots. The production opened on March 20 and will play through April 10, 2016, at The Pasadena Playhouse. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Celebrate One Year of SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Eric Sciotto During a Twitter Takeover Today!
by Alan Henry - Mar 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is getting rotten today, Wednesday, March 23 when Eric Sciotto from SOMETHING ROTTEN takes over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld! Live from inside the St. James Theatre, Eric will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the iconic Broadway show. (more...)

Celebrate One Year of SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Eric Sciotto During a Twitter Takeover Tomorrow!
by Alan Henry - Mar 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld is getting rotten on Wednesday, March 23 when Eric Sciotto from SOMETHING ROTTEN takes over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld! Live from inside the St. James Theatre, Eric will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the iconic Broadway show. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHE LOVES ME's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2016

SHE LOVES ME officially opened last week on March 17, 2016, for a limited engagement through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Cameron Adams with the company! (more...)

Celebrate One Year of SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Eric Sciotto During a Twitter Takeover 3/23!
by Alan Henry - Mar 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld is getting rotten on Wednesday, March 23 when Eric Sciotto from SOMETHING ROTTEN takes over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld! Live from inside the St. James Theatre, Eric will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the iconic Broadway show. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Fills Starlight Stage with Tony Award-Winning Music This June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

?The two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, The Bridges of Madison County, brings its undeniable and irresistible tale of romance to Starlight Theatre on June 14-19. One of the most romantic stories ever written, The Bridges of Madison County won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. This musical adaptation of the best-selling novel and popular film is sure to pull at the heartstrings of Starlight audiences. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN Stops at the Capitol Theatre on Its Way to Broadway
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 30, 2016

The national tour stop of MOTOWN at the Capitol Theatre is another in a series of historic events for Broadway in Utah (recently dubbed Broadway at the Eccles, after its new home). Immediately following its final Salt Lake City performance, the entire production will pack up and move to the Nederlander Theatre in New York City for a limited 18-week Broadway engagement, starting July 12. This means that the performers you see here will also be starring in the show on Broadway, on the same set and wearing the same costumes. It is quite literally Broadway in Utah. (more...)

Melanie Martinez to Launch 'Cry Baby' Tour 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Hailed as a stunning and provocative singer, songwriter and visual presence, the unforgettable New York artist Melanie Martinez plays her first headline shows in Australia and New Zealand this August. Starting at Auckland's Powerstation the 'Cry Baby Tour' then heads to Australia playing Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 1st July. (more...)

The Beatles' Award-winning 'LOVE' Album Now Available For Streaming Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

On June 17 at 12:01am local time, The Beatles' award-winning LOVE album is available for streaming worldwide. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Elizabeth Stanley
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 16, 2016

Minneapolis' premiere of well-known story THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY stars Elizabeth Stanley as Francesca. Learn more about her and the show in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Broadway Stories Podcast Welcomes Patti Murin, John Treacy Egan, Alli Mauzey
by Broadway Stories - Jun 15, 2016

On the latest episode of BROADWAY STORIES hosted by 'Broadway replacement' Todd Buonopane (CINDERELLA, CHICAGO), Todd talks getting fired, Patti Murin (LYSISTRATA JONES, XANADU) falls in love...a lot, John Treacy Egan (THE PRODUCERS, THE LITTLE MERMAID) gets naked for a cause, and Alli Mauzey (WICKED, Cry-Baby) bombs a few auditions. (more...)

Mario Lopez, Krysta Rodriguez & More Join Cast of A CHORUS LINE at The Hollywood Bowl!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

New casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's production of A Chorus Line, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical.  The additional cast members announced are Mario Lopez as Zach, Sarah Bowden as Cassie Ferguson, Krysta Rodriguez as Diana Morales, and Courtney Lopez as Kristine Ulrich. (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Cast to Host LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER Benefit for BC/EFA in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The members of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY company are excited to host their final fundraising event, LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER - An Evening of Music by Jason Robert Brown and More, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at Washington, DC's Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW, Washington DC 20001) on Monday, July 11 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre's TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

 New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 25th anniversary season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman, one-act rock musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY, running August 11-27, 2016, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre space in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district.  (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Shake Barter Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Barter Theatre presents "A Night with Janis Joplin" beginning August 18 through September 10. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

The Henegar Center Announces Casting for HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Henegar Center (Hank Rion, Artistic Director) today announced casting for Hand to God, an irreverent puppet comedy. Under the direction of Hank Rion, and written by Robert Askins, Hand to God will play September 9 - 25, 2016 on the Upstairs at The Henegar stage. Single tickets start at $20 for adults, $16 for students/seniors, and are on sale starting August 6 through the Box Office at 321.723.8698 and online at www.henegar.org. Please note: Children under the age of 17 not permitted without an adult. (more...)

BWW Review: Dani Stoller Presents AWKWARD at Creative Cauldron's 2016 Summer Cabaret Series
by Barbara Johnson - Jul 25, 2016

In an evening featuring classic musical favorites and unexpected gems, longtime DC performer Dani Stoller presents "Awkward: A Musical Ode to the Funny Best Friend" as part of Creative Cauldron's 2016 Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

Kristin Piacentile Stars in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Capital Rep This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Kristin Piacentile is currently starring as Janis Joplin in A Night with Janis Joplin at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY, where she portrays the legendary singer for three performances per week. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Reasons To Get Excited: Broadway's Summer Openings
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

There are only two Broadway productions scheduled to come in during July and August this year, but this recent hit and old favorite are sure to heat things up. (more...)

Harriet Harris to Perform at Cape Rep Theatre's SUMMER STARLIGHT Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre presents Summer Starlight, an evening to remember with guest of honor, Tony Award winning theatre, film and television actress, Harriet Sansom Harris. Tickets for this gala celebration benefiting Cape Rep Theatre include an outdoor party with hors d'oeuvres and live jazz, a performance and audience discussion with Ms. Harris in the Indoor Theater emceed by Jared Bowen, host of WGBH's Open Studio, and a champagne and dessert finale with Harriet Sansom Harris under the stars.  Ticket prices are $100 and $90 for Members and are available at CapeRep.org or at the Box Office, 508-896-1888. (more...)

Tony Winner Harriet Harris and More Board THE ROADS TO HOME at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

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

Goodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, abrand-new musical that chronicles a time before "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," and "A Star is Born"-a time when Judy Garland was simply, "the girl with the great big voice." Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows will run September 16 - November 27 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Eversource Energy, ConnectiCare, Comcast, and Webster Bank. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the theatre's Summer Thrills Series and Broadway musical event - A Night With Janis Joplin. The Tony-Award nominated musical runs August 19 - September 18 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713-220-5700. (more...)

Mugg Shot to Release New Album 'Mean Muggin' ft. Mike Jones & More, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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

Ciara Renee Boards TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway; Show Changes Venues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that the upcoming revival of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! will be staged at the larger Acorn Theater at Theater Row in order to accommodate the overwhelming demand. (more...)

BWW Preview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Worships at the Altar of a Rock-And-Roll Goddess
by Katricia Lang - Aug 19, 2016

The Alley Theatre brings Tony Award-nominated musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to its Hubbard stage. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 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 on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

SMASH Star Wesley Taylor to Ascend to Heaven in AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Aug 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...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Lloyd Webber's TELL ME ON A SUNDAY at New Line Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 25th anniversary season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman, one-act rock musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY, running August 11-27, 2016, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre space in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district.  (more...)

Nick Blaemire-Led TICK, TICK... BOOM!, World Premiere & More Slated for Keen Company's 17th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Keen Company has announced its 17th season lineup, including the New York return of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy-Nominated Choreographer Spencer Liff
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 4, 2016

On Monday, April 4th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Emmy nominated choreographer Spencer Liff. As a performer, Liff made his Broadway debut at age 11 in the musical BIG. He went on to appear in THE WEDDING SINGER, CRY BABY, EQUUS, and  9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, taking on more and more responsibility along the way. He was the Associate Choreographer and Dance Captain for CRY BABY, and was the Dance Captain on EQUUS.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2016
by - Apr 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2016
by - Apr 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Broadway Vet Christopher J. Hanke Lands Recurring Role on DEVIOUS MAIDS and ODD MOM OUT
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

BWW has learned that Christopher J. Hanke has landed recurring roles on both DEVIOUS MAIDS and ODD MOM OUT. (more...)

Stage Star Christopher J. Hanke to Recur on DEVIOUS MAIDS and ODD MOM OUT
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Broadway veteran Christopher J. Hanke has landed recurring roles on both DEVIOUS MAIDS and ODD MOM OUT. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre Presents Musical Revue LIFE'S NOT FAIR: TEEN ANGST ON BROADWAY This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents a musical revue,  'Life's Not Fair: Teen Angst on Broadway', for one weekend only: April 22-24, 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/13/2016 - NATHAN THE WISE Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 13, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CSC's NATHAN THE WISE, starring F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands, opens off-Broadway! (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Vet Alisan Porter Delivers Powerhouse Rendition of 'Cry Baby' on THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

On last night's 'Live Playoff' round of competition on NBC's THE VOICE, powerhouse singer and Broadway vet Alisan Porter delivered an impressive cover of the Janis Joplin classic 'Cry Baby.' (more...)

BWW Interview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Danny Young
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

As adept as he is on the drums - and make no mistake about it, Danny Young is headbangingly assertive and confident on the aforementioned drum kit - it might surprise you to know that at the ripe old age of eight, he actually started out as a singer in his family's quartet. And, to top it all off, he got his start in the business of show as a boy soprano. (more...)

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