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A backstage musical comedy murder mystery set in a Boston theatre in the 1950s. The leading lady has been murdered during the curtain call and homicide detective (and musical theatre afficianado) Frank Cioffi is called in to investigate. Bodies begin to pile up as the cast shrinks and everyone is a suspect.

BWW Reviews: ISF DEATHTRAP
by Teresa Rodrick - Jun 9, 2014

For this production of DEATHTRAP, you notice that it is a home. Maybe a summer or winter home, but definitely someone's house. The walls are covered from floor to ceiling with weaponry: guns, knives, swords. It reminded me of the museum at the Tower of London. The Scenic Designer is Russell Matheny. (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Brian Ronan Wins Best Sound Design of a Musical Tony
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical's Brian Ronan has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical. Ronan has designed the sound for over twenty five Broadway shows. Some recent designs include Annie, Bring It On, Nice Work (Tony nomination), Book of Mormon (Tony), Anything Goes (Tony nomination, Drama Desk), American Idiot, Promises Promises, Next to Normal(Tony nomination), Grease, Curtains, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, Pajama Game, All Shook Up, 12 Angry Men, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Charlie Brown, Cabaret. (more...)

Tetris Celebrates 30th Year with New Products, Games
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Tetris, the iconic and beloved video game that ushered in the casual game craze, is celebrating 30 years today. With hundreds of millions of products sold on more than 50 platforms across 185 countries, Tetris continues to evoke a passionate response from fans of all ages. In 2014, the Tetris brand will introduce new products and experiences - from apparel to decor to video games - to kick off the next 30 years. (more...)

Kate Baldwin & Jason Danieley to Lead Broadway-Bound CAN CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse; Performances to Begin 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with the Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical Heading to Broadway in Fall 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

According to an Equity casting notice, the musical version of The First Wives Club might be heading to Broadway in Fall 2015. The musical, which premiered at San Diego's Old Globe in 2009, is set to get a pre-Broadway run at Chicago's Oriental Theatre, opening February 16, 2015. The production will be directed by Simon Phillips and choreographed by David Connolly. (more...)

Backstage Tours at Ogunquit Playhouse - A Behind-the-Scenes View
by Dan Marois - Jun 30, 2014

Visitors at the famed Ogunquit Playhouse can now get a behind the scene tour of this historic theater. See what the actors see from the backstage area and beyond. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: West Coast Premiere of DATES AND NUTS Recounts a Sweet and Crazy Romantic Encounter
by Shari Barrett - Jun 28, 2014

Wilson Milam directs the West Coast premiere of DATES AND NUTS, a romantic comedy by Gary Lennon ("Orange is the New Black" and "Justified"), about Brooklyn animal rights activist Eve who has just been dumped by her fiance - for a man. Angry at the male species, she becomes increasingly frantic as she searches for love in the dating jungle of New York City. Will she ever find the man of her dreams? Can she learn to keep her mouth shut and not scare all of them away? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nathan Tysen and Arthur Perlman Receive 24th Annual Kleban Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2014

The Kleban Foundation's 24th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Nathan Tysen and the 24th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Arthur Perlman.The 2014 prizes were presented last night, June 23, 2014, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Production Photos Released from FASHION VICTIM - THE MUSICAL!, Now Through July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Fashion Victim - The Musical!, a thoroughly modern morality tale of style-crossed lovers set in the cutthroat world of la mode, is being staged in a specially created catwalk arena inside The Cinema Museum in south London from Saturday 21 June - Sunday 6 July. (more...)

Nathan Tysen and Arthur Perlman Win 2014 Kleban Prizes for Musical Theatre; Ceremony Held Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Kleban Foundation's 24th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Nathan Tysen and the 24th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Arthur Perlman.The 2014 prizes will be presented tonight, June 23, 2014, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI. (more...)

VIDEO: Edie Falco on Being Caught Naked on Stage
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2014

Edie Falco told The Hollywood Reporter about her experience of being caught naked on stage. During her run in the Broadway play Frankie and Johnny, a technical error caused the lights to turn on while she was naked on stage. She recalled, 'It got an audible gasp. Then the Curtains went down and we started again like it didn't happen.' (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/21-6/22/2014
by - Jun 22, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 22, 2014 - Sunday, June 22, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: How does Rogue Machine Solve a Dilemma Named Penelope?
by Gil Kaan - Jun 22, 2014

Can just imagine the excitement going through the minds of the four actors when they realized they would get the chance to work with a Tony Award winner's script and be directed by a multi-award winning director in its Los Angeles premiere . (more...)

BWW Blog: Andrea McArdle - Final Blog and Fan Contest!
by Guest Blogger: Andrea McArdle - Jun 2, 2014

Here we are, the end of my blogging month, I have to admit, I'm sad to say goodbye. I was excited when the BWW gang invited me to send some entries, and it's been a blast to write them for you all. (more...)

The Colorado Theatre Guild Announces Nominees for the Upcoming Henry Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Colorado Theatre Guild's 9th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada, Colorado. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. The awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Tickets are $23 for CTG members (limit 2 per person), $30 non-members or $50 VIP. Tickets go on sale beginning July 1 by phone only through the Arvada Center Box Office by calling 720-898-7200. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's LEGALLY BLONDE Opens 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Do blondes really have more fun? Audiences will soon find out at Pittsburgh CLO's production of Legally Blonde The Musical, June 13-22 at the Benedum Center. This mega movie hit will be brought to life by a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. Watch as Elle Woods takes over the stage with her vivacious personality and a score sure to please. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. (more...)

Lori Bookstein Fine Art Presents TALLER KEN: INSIDE OUT CURTAIN, 6/12-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Lori Bookstein Fine Art is please to announce a new installation by Taller KEN. This is the artists' first solo-exhibition with Lori Bookstein Fine Art. (more...)

Town Hall Summer Series at Treat for Broadway Lovers
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 9, 2014

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Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Join Chita Rivera in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus just announced the full cast and creative team for The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's THE KING AND I Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre opens the Tony and Academy Award winning musical, The King and I, tonight, July 9 in Winchester, VA. Set against the backdrop of 19th century Siam, Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I explores the conflicted relationship between King Mongkut of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher hired by the King as part of his plans to modernize his country. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: BILLY ELLIOT Shines at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Jan Nargi - Jul 9, 2014

Electricity courses through Ogunquit Playhouse's stunning production of BILLY ELLIOT, continuing through July 26 at 'America's foremost summer theatre.' (more...)

Tom Dugan's WIESENTHAL to Begin Performances 10/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Tony Award winner Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart) and Karyl Lynn Burns (The Best is Yet to Come) present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Wiesenthal launches a limited 14-week engagement, from October 24 through February 1, at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street). Opening night is November 5. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BRIGADOON Delivers Enchanting Summer Musical Spectacle
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 8, 2014

Goodman Theatre's production of Lerner and Loewe's 1947 musical Brigadoon lovingly pays homage to the tradition of classic American musical theatre while also retaining a sense of exuberance and delight. Helmed by director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell, this production does not shy away from spectacle and largely has the talent to back it up. The show preserves Lerner and Loewe's lush music and lyrics with an updated book by Brian Hill that provides an even sense of pacing and storyline. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Soars at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Larry Murray - Jul 6, 2014

When it comes to works by Stephen Sondheim, the music is everything, and the Berkshire Theatre Group does not let us down. (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances began on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28, with an opening slated for tonight, July 4, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATF 2014 : UNCANNY VALLEY Uses Artificial Intelligence Technology to Display Genuine Emotion
by Johnna Leary - Jul 27, 2014

For a show heavily focusing on artificial intelligence and technology, Thomas Gibbon's Uncanny Valley displays a genuine feature of human emotion. Directed by Thomas Dugdale and set in the "not-distant future", Uncanny Valley portrays the relationship between retiring neuro-scientist Claire (Barbara Kingsley) and an artificial intelligence being named Julian (Alex Podulke). Claire teaches Julian how to speak, think and act like a human to blend into society, but when Julian unlocks some emotional and ethical questions, the creation ends up teaching his creator about life. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Swing...and a Near-Miss for TARZAN the Musical at the Arvada Center
by Michael Mulhern - Jul 24, 2014

The Arvada Center presents the Colorado stage debut of TARZAN® The Stage Musical (with music and lyrics by British pop icon Phil Collins and written by David Henry Hwang) playing now through August 3rd. Familiar to families over several generations, TARZAN tells the story of an infant boy orphaned in a shipwreck on the shores of west Africa. The child is taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas. He becomes a man, thriving in this primitive environment, until the arrival of a hunting expedition and his realization of the world beyond his jungle home. TARZAN® The Stage Musical is based on the Disney animated film. (more...)

Off-Broadway's iLUMINATE Debuts New Promo on Hulu
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

By special arrangement with Hulu, Off-Broadway's long-running hit iLUMINATE has created a spectacular new commercial for the on-demand streaming giant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT8ct-ABl-U&list=UUPP56EmLKcMhG4Cron9tYKg. Now in its second smash year, iLUMINATE recently put a new block of seats on sale through January 4, 2015 at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's "America's Got Talent," where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them "The Best New Act in America!" (more...)

Stage Adaptation of Peter James' Novel DEAD SIMPLE to Launch UK Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed hit premiere stage production of Peter James' The Perfect Murder this year, the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist returns to the stage in 2015 with the adaptation of his most famous and popular book to date and the first book that featured James' now famous character of Detective Roy Grace - Dead Simple. (more...)

Soap Star Robert Newman to Join the Cast of PERFECT CRIME, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, and more recently on the hit Showtime series Homeland, will be joining the cast of Off-Broadway's longest running play, PERFECT CRIME, on July 28, in the role of Inspector Ascher. (more...)

Off-Broadway's iLUMINATE Now On Sale into 2015 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand, the Off-Broadway hit iLUMINATE, now in its second smash year, today put a new block of seats on sale through January 4, 2015 at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

Derek Klena, Liz Callaway & More to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical THE DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Northwest Inkwell has announced the reading of a new WWII musical, The Dance. This production was conceived and written by James Langston Drake and will be held in New York City this August with music written by a yet to be announce double Grammy Award winner. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre to Kick Off 2014-15 Season with FUNNY GIRL, 8/28-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, kicks off its 2014-15 season opener with one of Broadway's musical theatre cornerstones, Funny Girl. (more...)

Review Roundup: Monty Python at the O2
by Review Roundups - Jul 2, 2014

Monty Python Live (mostly) opened on stage at the London O2 Arena for 10 memorable nights in July. This reunion promises to be the biggest live event of the year and their final show, 'The Last Night of the Pythons' will be broadcast live into more than 450 cinemas in the UK, and into 1500 cinemas worldwide. (more...)

iLUMINATE Celebrates First Anniversary at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

iLUMINATE, the Off-Broadway smash spectacle (formerly titled ARTIST OF LIGHT), celebrates its one-year anniversary tonight, July 18th at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Extends Through Sept 21 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL announced on its Facebook page today that it will be extending through September 21, 2014 in its Off-Broadway return engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Debra Monk!
by Ken Womble - Jul 18, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). In anticipation of the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Debra Monk! (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Running 7/23 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Continuing the 43rd season for Music Theatre Wichita, the fourth of this summer's five large-scale productions is the Kansas premiere of "Catch Me If You Can," at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. (more...)

SSMT's MARY POPPINS to Open 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) hosts the regional premiere of the practically perfect musical Mary Poppins, opening July 23. (more...)

iLUMINATE to Celebrate First Anniversary at New World Stages on 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

iLUMINATE, the Off-Broadway smash spectacle (formerly titled Artist of Light), celebrates its one-year anniversary this Friday, July 18th at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Previews began Sunday, June 29, 2014, and the show will officially open tonight, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Laughs Come Easily in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by Larry Murray - Jul 13, 2014

The idea behind this show - which is pretty much a guaranteed hit wherever it has been produced - is to condense many of Shakespeare's masterworks into a two hour orgy of down to earth humor and outright fun. Opening with ROMEO AND JULIET and closing with HAMLET the trio led us on a merry chase through the classics, poking fun as they go. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 43rd summer season this week with the third of its five large-scale productions, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's first show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Music Theatre Wichita's 'JOSEPH'
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 43rd summer season this week with the third of its five large-scale productions, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's first show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CRUCIBLE, Old Vic, July 8 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Since becoming Artistic Director of the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey has proven time and time again that he has the knowledge and understanding to constantly provide London theatre-goers with fantastic productions. Yael Farber's adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible is no exception. Though three and a half hours long, the continued intensity and drama means that the audience is flabbergasted at how quickly the time goes. (more...)

John Bolton Set to Join Cast of PAGEANT on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Producers of PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL have announced John Bolton (A Christmas Story, "Gossip Girl") will join the cast beginning Sunday, July 6, 2014, taking over for a previously announced Kevin Meaney. (more...)

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