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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.

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Peter Gallagher, Norm Lewis Set for The Actors Fund's Annual Celebri-TEE Golf & Tennis Outing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Actors Fund's Annual Jock Duncan Celebri-TEE Golf & Tennis Outing will take place on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the historic Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenafly, New Jersey. Attendees will join Golf Chair Peter Gallagher (The O.C., Covert Affairs, On the 20th Century) and Tennis Chair Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Scandal) for summer sport to raise funds in support of The Actors Fund's Lillian Booth Actors Home.  (more...)

BWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at National Hispanic Cultural Center Journal Theater
by Devon Hoffman - Jul 6, 2016

It takes guts to do a show like Priscilla Queen of the Desert, a drag-queen pop musical based on a popular Oscar winning movie-in a venue like the National Hispanic Cultural Center's grand and elegant Journal Theater.  To do it right, the show needs to be big.  Big glitz, big musical numbers, big choreography, big audience.  Last Saturday, Albuquerque's Drag-queen performance group 'the Dolls' went as big as they could.  But because of the natural limitations that come with community theater, the show could not be enormous.  And because there wasn't enough character development to distract from these limitations, the empty spaces between each vamping glitzy drag queen began to detract.  (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Premieres at Music Circus this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music of George and Ira Gershwin in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 4-10, Featuring John Lloyd Young, Tony Yazbeck, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 3, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: 54 Sings 1776, John Lloyd Young at 54 Below, Caroline Bowman at 54 Below, The Skivvies, with Matt Doyle, Lesli Margherita, and More, and Tony Yazbeck in 'The Floor Above Me'. (more...)

Second Star Theatre Debuts in South Bend with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Second Star Theater will present the Jason Robert Brown musical, "The Last Five Years,"  starring Justin Williams and Alyssa Atkinson. When: Opening Thursday, August 18th @ 8:00 p.m.with shows running Friday, August 19th at 8:00 p.m and a matinee Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Welcomes Delightful New THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 27, 2016

A surprisingly well-done, beautifully-paced production that feels like a truly fresh revival of something many of us have forever seared in our brains, this brand new, Jack O'Brien-helmed national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC---now on stage at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through July 31---is a resplendent enterprise that is equal parts heartwarming nostalgia and entertaining, feel-good theater. Say what you will about how hokey and old-fashioned this show may be now... but I, for one, truly adored it. Besides its lovely visuals, this new revival has made a wonderful discovery in Kerstin Anderson, who plays a spunky, utterly charming version of everyone's favorite nun-turned-nanny Maria. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Music Circus' CABARET, Starring Robin De Jesus, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robin De Jesus, Kaleigh Cronin, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More in CABARET at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 26, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

Dinner & Show: PROSPECT THEATRE - a True Dinner & Show Venue
by Gil Kaan - Jul 23, 2016

Prospect Theatre, a combination restaurant/bar/cabaret/theatre has just recently opened up in the heart of Hollywood. A substantially sized venue seating 150+, Prospect Theatre plans to complement immersive entertainment (from full-production live theatre to jazz quartets to more intimate cabarets) with fine dining, overseen by Executive Chef Kyle Schutte. (more...)

BWW Review: A Little Touch of Harry in the Night: TAM Opens HENRY V
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 23, 2016

One of Shakespeare's best-loved history plays, Henry V, opened Friday July 23 at Maine's Theater at Monmouth in a stylish and stirring performance directed by Mark Mineart. Trimmed to a little over two hours, the production, nonetheless, keeps the architecture of the masterpiece and all the most famous speeches, and performed as it is by a strong ensemble, it achieves an immediacy and truthfulness. (more...)

Tut'Zanni Theatre Company to Premiere BEEP & BOP at San Francisco Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Tut'Zanni Theatre Company presents Beep & Bop, a part of the 25th Annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, running September 9 - 24, 2016. Where hunger and imagination collide, there you will find Beep & Bop. (more...)

SEUSSICAL, Hit Musical Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss, Has Music Circus Premiere on 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible. (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces New Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse shows for its 2016-2017 Season to be presented in their NEW Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor. (more...)

Pat Cahill's D.O.T.T. Set for Heroes of the Fringe This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

To The Left PR will present Pat Cahill in D.O.T.T. at Heroes of the Fringe, The Hive, Bunker 1, 15-17 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG from 4th - 28th (Not 17th) August 2016. (more...)


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Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

CABARET, Starring Robin de Jesus and Kaleigh Cronin, Coming to Music Circus This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic Cabaret. Performances are Tuesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Spoonflower & StoryPatches Design Challenge Adds New Dimension to Quilting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: 2016 Re-imagined LES MISERABLES Production at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 12, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

MiG Ayesa, Tanya Manalang Headline 'Curtains Up!' Concert
by Jude Cartalaba - Jul 12, 2016

MiG Ayesa and Tanya Manalang will headline 'Curtains Up!' a concert produced by Resorts World Manila (RWM) and Ultimate Shows Inc., at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City tomorrow, July 14, at 8 p.m. The artists will be accompanied by the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Rodel Colmenar. (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 11, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

David Rabe's New Play VISITING EDNA, Starring Debra Monk, Sets Dates at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 41st season, the first curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, with the moving and enthralling world premiere of Visiting Edna by renowned American playwright David Rabe (Streamers, Good for Otto). (more...)

Photo Coverage: One Night Stand Cabaret Presents 'I Miss Saigon'
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Aug 7, 2016

'One Night Stand" (ONS), a monthly cabaret series, which has been packing in the crowds at 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub, Century City Mall, in Makati City since April 2015, presented last Tuesday, August 2, its eight show this year, "I Miss Saigon." Directed by Joaquin Valdes, this special performance has featured "Miss Saigon" alums Tanya Manalang, Raul Montesa, Tricia Canilao-Buser, Ariel Reonal, and Pinky Amador. As a special treat to "Miss Saigon" fans in the audience, London's West End actors MiG Ayesa and Leo Valdez showed up and joined the cast on stage. (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...)

New York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90 thbirthday today. The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett's musical legacy (more...)

BWW Preview: Fall 2016 Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Aug 3, 2016

Soon, the leaves will start to turn and many local theatres will be lifting their Curtains to welcome a new season. Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the fall season. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Spoonflower Expands Into Custom Home Goods With Roostery.com
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (more...)

BWW Review: The City Theatre Closes Season By Opening a LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Joni Lorraine - Aug 25, 2016

'On the twenty-third day of the month of September in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places.' And so goes the prologue to the popular small cast musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Based on the 1960 movie directed by Roger Corman, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by writer Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken, is the marriage of a 60's love story and the apocalyptic sci-fi films of the era set to music. The result is a crowd pleasing intimate campy black musical comedy. Its success led to the musical being produced as a movie in 1986 with Rick Moranis, Vincent Gardenia, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin in the lead roles. (more...)

BWW Review: The Barebones Theatre Company's THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 24, 2016

It is such a pleasure seeing a play that isn't overly preachy. It makes attending the show feel like a TV sitcom from the 50's or 60's where they concentrate on the material and the actors and their performances and the audience is actually being entertained. This is exactly the case with the Barebones Theatre Company's (BTC) adorable production of Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig which concludes performances this coming weekend on August 28th at the intimate Northport venue. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce 2016 Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $580,000, allow 15 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. Two more rounds of recipients will be announced later this year. (more...)

Fat Possum's Kadhja Bonet Announces Debut LP Out 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The newly signed, genre defying Kadhja Bonet has announced the release of her debut The Visitor. On the album, Kadhja – pronounced “kod-ya” – invites us into a world not wholly our own, where past and future meet in a parallel, yet far lovelier, present. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) begins its 2016-17 season with the Diamond Anniversary production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Free People to Open in Honolulu, Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Tony Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. to Headline LIVE! from the Rainbow Room Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

On Friday, September 30th, Tony and Grammy Award winning performer Leslie Odom, Jr. will kick off LIVE! from the Rainbow Room, a series of intimate, live performances inside one of New York's most glamourous and iconic settings. Set 65 stories above the landmark Rockefeller Center with panoramic views in every direction, Odom, Jr. will host a one-night only performance for 250 guests. (more...)

Popular Amazon Original Series Pilots Now Available on YouTube & Facebook
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Starting today, for the first time ever, Amazon is making popular and award-winning Amazon Original Series pilot episodes available on Amazon Video's YouTube channel and Facebook page. (more...)

Cramped Quarters? Six Tips to Maximize Space in Tiny House Plans
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

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Don't Get Caught in the Rain: TPC Discusses Four Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home Plan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Loehr, Kristie Kerwin, HollyAnn Butler and More in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, now playing through August 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

We're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music ofGeorge and Ira Gershwin in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off,' 'I've Got a Crush on You' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Playhouse's BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE Entertains Despite Lackluster Material
by Jeff Davis - Aug 1, 2016

This particular production is winner. There's plenty to enjoy about The Playhouse's production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The campy, over-the-top farce is wildly entertaining, and overall it's a feast for the eyes and ears. (more...)

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