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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...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 5, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Friday, May 5, 2017! The sound of muffled sniffles, pats on the back and mortarboards being thrown into the air will be reverberating throughout Nashville this weekend as commencement ceremonies get under way at Belmont University, Tennessee State University, David Lipscomb University and Trevecca Nazarene University and thousands of newly minted graduates will begin to live life dramatically! Next week, we get to do it all over again as Vanderbilt University unleashes their grads upon society, so keep your eyes peeled for celebrating coeds and their hopeful/mournful parents! (more...)

Larry Gatlin and The Blackwood Quartet Kick-Off Summer Season at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 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). (more...)

Chad Kimball, Laurel Harris, The Doo Wop Project and More Set for NF HOPE CONCERT at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Monday, May 8, 2017 for New York City's inaugural NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. (more...)

Broadway Stars Light Up Subculture in New York for NF HOPE CONCERT 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Monday, May 8, 2017 for New York City's inaugural NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. Benefit organizer Jeff Leibow, formerly of Jersey Boys, has brought together an incredible list of Broadway elite. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 3, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, May 3, the day of THE BIG PAYBACK, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's annual initiative to help local non-profits add to their coffers during a 24-hour online fundraising/giving event that has arts organizations coming up with new and clever ways to get their supporters to take part: We urge you to show your support throughout the day for your favorite arts non-profits and to help keep the lights on, the Curtains up and your friends gainfully employed. (more...)

WINDOWS World Premiere at First Annual Tampa Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

What if the grass really is greener on the other side? (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...)

Oldest Theater in Michigan to Re-Open After Year-Long Renovation
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Croswell Opera House in downtown Adrian is reopening its doors after undergoing extensive renovations for the past year. (more...)

John Kander, David Thompson and Susan Stroman to Bring Henry James Novella to the Vineyard Stage in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Vineyard Theatre's 2017-2018 season will include the world premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE, a new work - fusing drama, dance and music - by five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (CONTACT, THE PRODUCERS), playwright David Thompson (SCOTTSBORO BOYS), and legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO). (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tulsa - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Tulsa (more...)

BWW Review: LATE COMPANY, Finborough Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 28, 2017

During its celebrations for Canada's 150th birthday, Finborough Theatre sees the premiere of Late Company. Jordan Tennahill's play is a poignant reflection tackling bullying, sexuality, and teenage suicide from the point of view of the ones who survive the victim. (more...)

S Group Debuts Sapphire 39
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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BWW Blog: Marissa Emerson - Greater Philadelphia Cappies Nominees Announced!
by Guest Blogger: Marissa Emerson - Apr 27, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25th the Greater Philadelphia Cappies released their list of Award Nominees for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Arbor Day Program Provides Safe Rigging for Schools
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

USITT is calling on the backstage community to promote safe stages with the third annual Rigging Safety Day on Arbor Day, April 28. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

April 25th Proclaimed 'Ella Fitzgerald Day' In NYC At Event Hosted By Verve Label Group At The Rainbow Room In Honor Of The Singer's 100th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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BWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street Theater
by Greer Firestone - Apr 24, 2017

The Independence Studio 3 at The Walnut is the ultimate black box, seating perhaps only over 100. It gives the audience a thrilling intimacy with performers. The Walnut, whatever the size of the audience, never relinquishes their high production standards. (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tulsa - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Tulsa (more...)

BWW Review: BALLET ACROSS AMERICA at The Kennedy Center
by Hannah Landsberger - Apr 21, 2017

Ballet is always beautiful, but too often it also feels inaccessible and outdated. With Ballet Across America, The Kennedy Center banishes these concerns with a program full of relevance and joy. Misty Copeland has brought together three diverse companies who differ in style but share an impressive level of talent and passion. The cumulative effect is a vivid reminder of how effecting ballet can be. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BOY FRIEND, LES MISERABLES, SWEENEY TODD and More Win Big at 2017 Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) just announced the winners of the 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards, and BroadwayWorld is excited to share photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Walnut Theatre Gets Ready to Dance with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW Review: BARBER OF SEVILLE On the Cutting Edge at Classical Theatre Co.
by Guest Blogger: Kelvin Douglas - Apr 18, 2017

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (the eighteenth century play written by French native Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, not Rossini's opera) makes for a charming spectacle at Classical Theatre Company. (more...)

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