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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 Review: Sydney Dance Company Opens in New York City
by Rose Marija - Mar 9, 2017

Sydney Dance Company performs at the Joyce Theater, NYC, NY (more...)

How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? Ask Sisters, Eva and Valentina Zazzali performing Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Eva and Valentina Zazzali, will be performing tonight Wednesday, March 8th at 7:30pm, at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall,with PCI's Broadway: Next Generation. (more...)

Traditional Irish Music Superstars ALTAN Come to Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

No Irish traditional band in recent memory has had a wider impact on audiences throughout the world than Altan, the band of fiery Celts that deliver the warmth and energy of an Irish pub to the performance stage. With Northern Ireland-style twin fiddling and accordion melodies, rhythmic accenting of acoustic guitar and bouzouki, playful kicks of tin whistles and flute in hard-hitting jigs & reels, and plush, evocative traditional vocals, this is an iconic band that is forever fresh and true. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017: BARRY MORGAN IS SPACED OUT at Tuxedo Cat
by Barry Lenny - Mar 7, 2017

A night with Barry Morgan is to step back in time. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Debra Monk, Boyd Gaines and More in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs now through March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hear That Bugle Call and Get IN THE MOOD at Spencer Theater 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 IN THE MOOD, a song and dance celebration of the music of the fabulous 1930s & 40s Big Band era. The great melodies, lyrics and jazzy orchestrations of this era virtually moved the nations spirit and became the sentimental soundtrack of the world. It was a time that all Americans were listening and dancing to the same kind of music. With a sensational 13 piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and a fabulous IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers cast, the great melodies are given full respect at the Spencer Theater Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in a two-act production sponsored in-part by Ron & Sandra Carroll. Excellent seats start at just $39. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or www.spencertheater.com for tickets and information. (more...)

stop/time dance theater Presents ROCKIN' THE FOREST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Ever wonder what Red Riding Hood does in her free time when she's not running from the Wolf? Her stop/time dance friends are summoned out of the woodwork and then the real fun begins! Cultivated from the wild imagination of co-artistic director Darlene Zoller, Playhouse on Park presents its annual stop/time dance theater production: Rockin' The Forest. Opening night is Friday, March 31 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD at the Hippodrome Confounds Movie-Lovers
by Kristen Price - Mar 3, 2017

THE BODYGUARD, which officially opened last night in Baltimore at the Hippodrome, is a strange little hybrid of a musical. On one hand, it's a pretty straightforward love story about a girl falling for a boy who has been hired to protect her. On the other, it's a jukebox musical using the works of Whitney Houston as a jumping off point. Both have their positives and negatives but therein lies the problem. Since the producers were so focused on making the show both a love story AND a jukebox musical, neither part received the attention it deserved, and both parts suffered because of it. (more...)

World Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will proudly present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. (more...)

THE BITTER EARTH World Premiere to Launch NCTC's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

New Conservatory Theatre Center Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker announced the line-up for NCTC's 2017-18 subscription season last night at NCTC's annual Season Announcement Party for subscribers, donors and artists. (more...)

Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of A TIME TO KILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Vintage Theatre presents "A Time to Kill" April 7 through May 21. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. No Performance on Sunday, April 16.Tickets are $24 - $30 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830. (more...)

BWW Review: Cole Porter Meets Jimmy Durante as Encores! Reconstructs THE NEW YORKERS
by Michael Dale - Mar 26, 2017

The authors who wrote the books for even the most successful Broadway musical comedies of the 1920s and 30s often get a bum rap for the flimsiness of their plots and the nonsensical nature of their gags. (more...)

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller Hangs Up Her Apron and Bids Farewell to WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Jessie Mueller took her final bow today as Jenna in the cast of Broadway's WAITRESS. The musical's Facebook filmed live as cast and creatives bid farewell to the songstress and wished her happy trails. Watch the video below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 25, 2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/25/2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/25/2017. (more...)

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company to Close Season with 'UNCLE TOM'S CABIN'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company closes its 2016-2017 season with Uncle Tom's Cabin, or The Most Popular American Play You've Never Seen. (more...)

Broadway Stars Join Benefit BREATHE to Fund a Mother's Medical Bills
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Performer Lauren Testerman (Love Quirks; Off-Broadway's The Black Book) and performer/composer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight the musical; Off-Broadway's YES) will co-direct and star in a benefit concert entitled BREATHE: AN EVENING OF LIFE, LOVE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN on April 4th at 9:00 PM at the Triad Theatre in New York City. They will be joined on stage by some of NYC's best talent, including stars from television and the Broadway stage. (more...)

Ben Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Tony Award Honoree Ben Davis (Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Kendrick Jones (Shuffle Along, The Scottsboro Boys) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Daniel Reichard (Original Cast of Jersey Boys) will join previously announced Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst & Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Asmeret Ghebremichael has joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She began performances this week. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Lady Rizo, Megan Mullally and More Set for 'Spring of Songwriters' at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

This spring, Joe's Pub at The Public welcomes a lineup of singer-songwriters that redefine the traditional conventions of the title. A Joe's Pub favorite, Lady Rizo is a cabaret star with songwriter chops, who will debut a new show, Red, White & Indigo, all about her love-hate relationship with America, and tease her forthcoming album Indigo from March 23-25. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Visit With MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING
by Walter McBride - Mar 23, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). (more...)

Playhouse on Park's stop/time dance theater to Present ROCKIN' THE FOREST This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Ever wonder what Red Riding Hood does in her free time when she's not running from the Wolf? Her stop/time dance friends are summoned out of the woodwork and then the real fun begins! Cultivated from the wild imagination of co-artistic director Darlene Zoller, Playhouse on Park presents its annual stop/time dance theater production: Rockin' The Forest. Opening night is Friday, March 31 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception at 7pm. (more...)

Lauren Testerman and Tim Realbuto to Present Benefit Concert BREATHE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Performer Lauren Testerman (Love Quirks; Off-Broadway's The Black Book) and performer/composer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight the musical; Off-Broadway's YES) will co-direct and star in a benefit concert entitled BREATHE: AN EVENING OF LIFE, LOVE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN on April 4th at 9:00 PM at the Triad Theatre in New York City. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 22, 2017
by - Mar 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes to Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Bill Kenwright presents the highly anticipated first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which opens at New Oxford Theatre on Thursday 5th January. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Joel Grey & More CHICAGO Alumni Surprise John Kander for His 90th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 22, 2017

Just last night, the record-breaking hit musical Chicago celebrated composer John Kander's 90th birthday at the Ambassador Theatre. Mr Kander was in the house for the special night, which featured surprise appearances by Colman Domingo, Joel Grey, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

BWW Review: MRS. PACKARD: Nevertheless, She Persisted
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 21, 2017

Before Senator Elizabeth Warren, another Elizabeth spoke out, despite being warned and threatened with commitment to an insane asylum. Bridge Repertory Theater, in a co-production with Playhouse Creatures, presents Emily Mann's MRS. PACKARD, a drama inspired by true events, chronicling one woman's fight for the right to freely express her opinion, even if it differed from that of her husband. Under the direction of Emily Ranii, a cast of eighteen actors, lead by Olivia D'Ambrosio, Joseph Rodriguez, and Steven Barkhimer, stages a vivid and compelling interpretation of Mann's play. (more...)


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Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Tommy Tune Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and host for TUTS' 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

THE OUTER SPACE, The Skivvies, Mike Daisey and More Coming Up This Spring at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running March 22 - April 2, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Sono Luminus Announces Release Of RECURRENCE By Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Sono Luminus announces the April 7, 2017 worldwide release of Recurrence, a new recording from the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (ISO). (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

Playscripts Launches Broadway Licensing with Sean Cercone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Playscripts Inc. names Sean Cercone President, and announces Broadway Licensing, a new stock and amateur licensing company dedicated to the global distribution of Broadway musicals. (more...)

AJ Shively, Robert Cuccioli and More Sign on for 'BROADWAY BOUND' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

AJ Shively (Bright Star), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Jim Walton (Sunset Boulevard) and Nick Cartell (Jesus Christ Superstar) have joined Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Signature Theatre's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs now through March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (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...)

BWW Interview: THE OBJECT LESSON Director David Neumann Explains the Challenges When Faced with an Unpredictable Audience
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 14, 2017

THE OBJECT LESSON, by Geoff Sobelle, which is now playing at the New York Theatre Workshop, is an extremely visual, tactile piece that fills the theatre with stuff and invites audience members to wander around and sort through the clutter. The piece addresses our tendencies to lean toward consumerism and materialism and our attachment to objects-what we collect and what we discard. (more...)

Darlinghurst Theatre Company to Present HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

???????Terry Johnson's brilliant comedy and farce takes its inspiration from history, when in 1938 the surrealist painter Salvador Dali paid a visit to Sigmund Freud who had recently escaped Nazi Europe and settled in London. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: Mark Fisher Fitness - Your Ultimate Guide To Staying Fit On The Road
by Guest Blogger: Mark Fisher - Mar 14, 2017

One of the greatest fitness challenges is staying on your game when your life requires lots of travel. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Klea Blackhurst and More to Bring the '40s to Town Hall for 'Broadway by the Year'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst and Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst are set to star in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

BWW Blog: HOW MUCH DO I LOVE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST? Let Me Count The Ways!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 13, 2017

This week, in celebration of the release of Disney's brand-new live-action movie Beauty and the Beast, I'm going to be posting reviews of beloved novels retelling this story both here at Broadway World as well as on my personal book review blog A Backwards Story. Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl is also posting throughout the week. We'll both be posting every day on our personal blogs, and I'll have a few posts here at BWW as well so that we can all join in on fun! (more...)

BWW Review: MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Mar 13, 2017

Bad singers make interesting stories. After Meryl Streep got an Oscar nomination for her role as the classical world's Florence Foster Jenkins, last year, here comes Broadway's Debra Monk, warbling the pop repertoire of a mid-1960s musical misfit in a new musical full of Great White Way pedigree. (more...)

BWW Review: RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK'S DEBUT IN THE CWP BLACK BOX at Carrollwood Players Theater
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 11, 2017

There's no doubt - after laughing on and off for 100 minutes, people will be talking about this show. People will be getting on their cell phones, laptops and computers and Googling 'Belle Barth', searching for YouTube videos of her risque comedy routines. RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK - a musical about the life and times of a female pioneer in comedy is just that good. (more...)

Curtain's Up March 10 On FHS Production Of SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Curtain's Up March 10 On FHS Production Of 'Sister Act' Added by Editor on March 9, 2017. Saved under Featured The Franklin High School vocal music department's production of "Sister Act" will debut at 7:30 p.m. March 10 in the school's theater. (more...)

Phyllis Newman Joins BROADWAY BOUND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman has joined the 9:30pm showing of Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

???????Darkly humorous and charged with emotion, Betrayal explores marriage and infidelity among the entangled trio of Robert, Emma, and Jerry. Robert and Jerry are best friends and partners in a publishing firm. (more...)

Emmy Nominated Soap Veteran Robert Newman Returns to PERFECT CRIME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, will be returning to the cast of the longest running play in NYC History, Off-Broadway's PERFECT CRIME. Mr. Newman will return to the role of Inspector Asher -March 13 through April 9 - a role he took on in another limited engagement in July of 2014. (more...)

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