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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.


Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - HELLO, DOLLY!'s David Hyde Pierce
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Hello, Dolly!- David Hyde Pierce, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Collaborative Theatre to Stage Avant-Garde ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Collaborative Theatre Company will present "Alice in Wonderland" as its final show of its second season from June 9-25 at Fells Point Corner Theatre. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: 4.48 PSYCHOSIS Haunts Carnegie Stage
by Dylan Shaffer - May 8, 2017

When you walk into the black box Carnegie Stage, the impressive and overpowering rear wall of text smacks you in the face. In front, on the stage, a scene from a dystopian mental hospital with an old spring bed and metal frame, a broken and dirty bathtub, and torn hospital Curtains. This becomes the haunting backdrop for Sarah Kane's eerie 4.48 Psychosis. (more...)

Starlight Theatre Announces 2017 Blue Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Yesterday, high school theatre students and instructors across metropolitan Kansas City and in neighboring communities received the good news that they had received nominations for the 15th Anniversary Blue Star Awards from Starlight Theatre. Starlight leaders, staff and board members personally delivered 132 nominations to 42 area high schools. On Thursday night, May 25, winners of the 2017 Blue Star Awards will receive their honors in a public ceremony on Starlight Theatre's Cohen Community Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM Worships the Shrine and Heats Up on Tour, NYC Ballet Plays a Jeu de Cartes, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is praying for blessings at the Ali Ewoldt shrine while the fops on tour are taking in the heat, New York City Ballet's JEU DE CARTES is practicing their hand at the game, and the companies of MISS SAIGON and SUNSET BOULEVARD are getting showtime ready! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

The Bee Gees are Stayin' Alive at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Bee Gees have captivated audiences longer than any group in pop music history, a whopping five decades that will forever sparkle with their trademark high harmonies and uniquely blended sound. The extraordinary talent of this band of brothers - Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb - has thrived with tenacious appeal and adaptability through the decades, so much so that paying them close tribute in concert proved impossible... until Stayin' Alive came along. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Bring BROADWAY & BEYOND to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 31, 2017

If songwriters had to choose the definitive performances of their masterpieces to be placed in a musical time capsule I'm sure last night's cabaret concert by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley would be selected.  A celebrity filled audience at Feinstein's/54 Below was at times spell bound by the musicianship and sound of their magnificent voices.   Jason and Marin shared songs they introduced on Broadway from shows including Ragtime, Passion, The Full Monty, Curtains, and The Visit.  There were also gems from roles they originated in Broadway revivals like Kiss Me, Kate, and American Songbook Standards from their many TV, cabaret, and concert hall appearances.   Their often used designation of "Broadway's Golden Couple" are a Gold Standard, and who ever opens that time capsule in the future is gonna flip. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/31/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The 2017 FREDDY Awards recipients were announced last night, May 25th, during the 15th Annual live ceremony from the State Theatre, broadcast on WFMZ Channel 69 and wfmz.com. (more...)

Larry Gatlin Kicks-Off Summer Season at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Headlining the Spencer Theater Summer Season 2017 is the classic country praise music of The Blackwood Quartet and the legendary Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. (Concert tickets are $39-$69). This promises to be a night of pure western-styled gospel beauty with the Blackwood's favorite Christian melodies like How Great Thou Art, Put Your Hand In The Hand, The Light House, Amazing Grace, Peace In The Valley, and many other gospel classics. Western great Larry Gatlin (pictured above), the eldest of the three Gatlin Brothers and writer of all their greatest hits including All The Gold In California and Houston, holds some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. His showcase of gospel and Gatlin favorites will open the second set of music that night, following The Blackwood Quartet (pictured left). The duo of headliners will then come together in our stage lights for an extended encore of songs.  This special evening is being sponsored in-part by Lynn & Bruce Morgan and Sandra & David Barrett. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY to Bow Next Month at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  (more...)

Purge That Closet for Broadway Green Alliance's Spring Textile Collection Drive
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is sponsoring a textile drive for the theatre industry and fans on Wednesday, May 24th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Duffy Square (7th Avenue and 46th Street). The collection drive is open to all shows, theatres, industry members, and fans in a collaborative effort to make the annual spring cleaning a greener experience. (more...)

Calling All Aspiring Musical Theatre Songwriters! 2017 Fred Ebb Award Applications Are Open
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the thirteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  (more...)

Jane Krakowski to Perform at LIVE! from the Rainbow Room This June
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On June 23rd, the LIVE! from the Rainbow Room concert series will continue with Tony Award winning actress and singer, Jane Krakowski. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

VIDEO: LET'S MAKE A DEAL Contestants Get Ultimate Chance for 'Zonk' Redemption, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

In one of the most anticipated events of the year, Traders who failed epically in previous episodes have been invited back to the set of LET'S MAKE A DEAL for a chance at redemption. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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Megan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Producer Charlotte Cohn with SCS Innovations LLC, Franklin Theatrical Group, Neil Gooding Productions, Ralph Meranto/JCC CenterStage, Brierpatch Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Bonnie E. Lautenberg, in association with NewYorkRep, announced today cast changes at Church & State. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY: Day 25- David Hyde Pierce and the Cast of CURTAINS Sing the Praises of Show People
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

"For The Love Of Our Children" Is The Theme For The Friends Of Saint Edmond Ball To Be Held May 6, 2017 In Fort Dodge, Iowa
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

A tradition that started in 1984 continues this year with the 'For The Love Of Our Children' Saint Edmond Ball to be held on Saturday, May 6th at the Starlite Best Western in Fort Dodge, Iowa. A highlight of this year's ball will be The Bluewater Kings Band. (more...)

Ambrose Akinmusire Releases Lead Track From 'A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire has proven himself an artist of rare ability and wide-ranging aesthetic interests on his previous Blue Note albums When the Heart Emerges Glistening (2011) and the imagined savior is far easier to paint (2014). (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Holds 26th Underwood New Music Readings Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 40th anniversary season and its commitment to serving as a catalyst for the creation and development of new orchestral music with the 26th Annual Underwood New Music Readings on Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23, 2017 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th St., NYC). (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

2017 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The Muny, and the Fox Theatre have announced the nominees for the first annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards to be held on Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - May 11, 2017

Once upon a time, there lived a playwright who never wanted to grow up. And so, he wrote a play about a boy who never does. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Broadway Greats Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lea Salonga, Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Preview Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2017

Earlier this week, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley (May 29- June 1); Brian Stokes Mitchell (June 13-24); Lea Salonga (May 9-22) previewed their upcoming shows at Feinstein's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Will Be Broadcast Live from State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 FREDDY Awards were announced today, Thursday, May 11th, live on 69 WFMZ-TV during the Noon News broadcast. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Emma Cann - Jun 9, 2017

With a burst of passionate tango and an iconic 'click click', everyone's favourite kooky family has taken up residence at the Birmingham Hippodrome this week, the latest tour venue hosting the UK premiere of The Addams Family musical. A cult fan favourite, thanks to the wildly popular Nineties movies, The Addams Family step into the footlights for the first time. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY Begins Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

A friendly reminder! Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton. The Traveling Lady will begin performances tonight, June 7, and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. (more...)

Four Freshmen in Concert at Spencer Theater 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

In 1948, four young men created a sound that forever changed the way vocal jazz harmony was heard and performed. The Four Freshmen made their timeless mark by spreading their four voices through a complex range of five chords while also playing instruments, individually switching off and improvising - jazz style. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 7
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Abe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC), begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, June 6, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement will open Tuesday, June 20. (more...)

Review Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High Line
by Review Roundups - Jun 22, 2017

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opened last night, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works' Announce New Location for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Facing an August 31st deadline to identify a new home, Nimbus Dance Works announces that the organization, one of Jersey City's largest professional arts non-profits, and a leading dance organization statewide, will relocate to 165 Newark Avenue for the 2017-18 season, adjacent to the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. With two dance studios, office and storage space, Nimbus' new location will house the professional company and Nimbus2 (second company), the School of Nimbus Dance Works, the NimbusPresents performance series, and company offices from which Nimbus administers dance education programs throughout the Jersey City school system. Nimbus has announced a campaign to raise funds and for in-kind items to support the move to the new location. (more...)

Broadway Licensing Appoints David Abbinanti as Vice President of Music and Creative; Tralen Doler Hired as Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

David Abbinanti, national-award-winning composer, orchestrator, and arranger, will join Broadway Licensing as Vice President of Music and Creative and Tralen Doler will fill the role of Director of Marketing, it was announced today by Sean Cercone, President. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Lynn Cohen and More in THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. THE TRAVELING LADY will begin performances tonight and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Creators and Star of HVMLET
by Broadwaysted - Jun 20, 2017

To be, or not to be... Broadwaysted? That was an easy question for our new #FriendsOfTheShow Tatiana Baccari, Wednesday Derrico, and Blair Baker of the upcoming production of HVMLET. This week we're pouring out mimosa's while our guests discuss their intersectional feminist adaptation of Shakespeare's classic drama appearing at the SheNYC Festival. (more...)

BEN VAN DER VELDE - SIDEKICK Headed to Edinburgh This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Some people are life's heroes: leading men and women full of swash, buckle and derring-do. Others just hold their jackets. (more...)

Cast and Artists Announced for HOT METAL MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh­­ announces a cast of 8 singers, who will perform 21 songs by 31 artists in its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, a showcase of members' work. With the assistance of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and extensive support from the Pittsburgh CLO, Hot Metal Musicals will be presented on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7:15 pm at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. (more...)

Guest Blog: OCEAN DEBRIS at Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Jun 15, 2017

A table read is like picking at a scab. There is something painfully vulnerable about showing something integral to myself to a group of strangers, cutting away superfluous lines, and revealing the pulse of what's underneath. Yet through it all, there's a strange joy in it all--like C.S. Lewis said, 'it is such fun to see it come away.' (more...)

Read an Excerpt from New Release THE ALICE NETWORK by Kate Quinn!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 14, 2017

Have you heard about Kate Quinn's brand-new novel THE ALICE NETWORK yet? It just came out on June 6th from William Morrow // HarperCollins, and the publisher was nice enough to treat BroadwayWorld readers to a special excerpt! (more...)

They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. Before a single Tony Award goes out tonight, this year's nominees already have a whopping 67 Tony Awards between them. Check out who has already won big below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Join Forces for BROADWAY & BEYOND at Feinstein's/54Below
by Walter McBride - Jun 1, 2017

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, "Broadway's Golden Couple" (San Francisco Chronicle) present songs from both the Great White Way and the Great American Songbook.  Continuing tonight, June 1 at Feinstein's/54 Below, Marin and Jason share songs they introduced on Broadway in shows including Ragtime, Passion, The Full Monty, Curtains, and The Visit! Also expect songs from roles they originated in Broadway revivals like Kiss Me, Kate, and popular standards from their many TV appearances, cabaret, concert hall and symphony performances around the world. (more...)

St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The First Annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards winners were announced Sunday, May 28 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

MAD Summer 2017 Artist Studios Residents and Van Lier Fellow Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announces the Summer 2017 session of its Artist Studios Program and Van Lier Fellowship. The selected artists, who will work in MAD's sixth-floor open studios from June through September, are Rachel Frank, Mariana Garibay Raeke, Tai Hwa Goh, Ilana Harris-Babou, Heidi Lau, Kathleen McDermott, and Christa Pratt. Harris-Babou is this session's Van Lier Fellow. (more...)

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