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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.


Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to The Colonial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group is pleased to announce the 11th annual community production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis G. Daly, and presented for the sixth time at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. A Christmas Carol runs Saturday, December 10 through Tuesday, December 22. (more...)

BWW Review: Definitely Game On For THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY
by Gil Kaan - Nov 28, 2016

The Los Angeles premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY receives a full-throttled, laugh-filled mounting from a very talented cast and its off-stage creatives. John Flynn nimbly directs his committed performers at a smooth, swift pace from laugh to laugh to even more laughs. The combined comic geniuses of Grace, Reino, Samuels, Semar & Wessels must be lauded for this clever, witty script; both spoken and sung. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

Dailey & Vincent at Spencer The Rock Stars of Bluegrass this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Hailed as "The Rockstars of Bluegrass," Dailey & Vincent are vocal harmony sensations with one of the top bluegrass string bands in the country. Having first partnered in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as standouts in American music (bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music), thanks to the fantastically powerful blend of their tenor vocals and their rapid release of sizzling studio albums that have raked in pokes-full of top industry awards: 3 Grammy nominations, 3-time "Vocal Group of the Year" and "Album of the Year," 4 Dove Awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Awards, numerous #1 rankings on Billboard Bluegrass charts, and an Emmy Award nomination for their Public Television Special "Dailey & Vincent - Alive!" They've additionally won worldwide attention for their sonic perfection in concert (120 shows per year) and their top-rated television series "The Dailey & Vincent Show." (more...)

Mar Adentro Nominated Leading Hotel by Vogue
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

At the tip of Baja California, Los Cabos is a prime spot in Mexico. Reason enough for architect Miguel Angel Aragonés to open Mar Adentro in December 2015. Entirely designed by his care, this white property offers an experience of cubic installations lined with canals and immaculate furniture. Ultra high-tech accommodation comes with premium tablets capable of adjusting the fixtures, room temperature, closing Curtains and ordering room service (more...)

Practice Makes Perfect! Rehearsals Start Next Week for GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 9, for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Opens New Center City Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

MUSIC THEATRE PHILLY is thrilled to announce the opening of its new full-service Performing Arts Center in downtown, Philadelphia. (more...)

Go Back In Time With Seductive Vintage-Pop Chaunteuse ARIANA SAVALAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

When Ariana Savalas - the Pussycat of Postmodern Jukebox - takes the stage, satisfaction is guaranteed - and she's willing to pack as many entendres into that promise as you can take. This seductive chanteuse captivates her listeners with her signature smooth as silk vocals, a quick wit, and a delightfully naughty sense of humor that would make the late great Mae West proud. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sydney Awards Winners Announced - Hayes Theatre, Sydney Opera House Big Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Sydney winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $200,000 To Support New Works Under A.C.T.'s New Strands
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that it has been awarded four grants totaling more than $200,000 to support the commission, development, and production of several new works under A.C.T.'s New Strands, including the upcoming world-premiere theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, opening at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater in February 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: I Spy Prototype Festival's Chamber Opera, MATA HARI
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 16, 2017

The life and times of the spy-as-femme-fatale, Mata Hari, has always attracted the interest of film and stage artists. Now we have the Matt Marks-Paul Peers opera MATA HARI—which opened New York's fifth Prototype Festival last week and continues through Saturday the 14th—though I think of it as more of a dance than an opera. Not literally, of course, but dramatically, as a dance of death for the title character and the men (and one woman) who surround her in this compelling, though somewhat messy, work. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents BEST OF BROADWAY: 2006-2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

???????The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents its annual musical revue, 'Best of Broadway: 2006-2010', from January 20-February 13, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The New Colony's PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The New Colony launches its 2017 Season with the fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS by Sean Kelly, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing now through February 12, 2017 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre's Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The press opening is tonight, January 16, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAIT UNTIL DARK Kicks Off New Year at Paradise Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

WAIT UNTIL DARK a mystery drama, by Frederick Knott A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife. (more...)

Boyd Gaines Joins Debra Monk in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, Contact, and She Loves Me) is set to star opposite Emmy and Tony Award-winner Debra Monk (Curtains, ABC's Grey's Anatomy and NYPD Blue) in the world premiere of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Songs from NERDS, REBECCA and More Set for 'BROADWAY BOUND' Series at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting the 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...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre in February. (more...)

BWW Interview: Seattle Opera is Weston Hurt's Home Away from Home
by Erica Miner - Jan 10, 2017

A veteran of diverse leading roles, Hurt is also an experienced concert and recital performer (more...)

West End Leading Lady Marti Webb Comes to Canterbury Next Month in The First Tour of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marti Webb will join John Partridge and Adrian Zmed in the multi-award-winning musical, written by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman, and based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret. (more...)

BWW Invite: Learn the Secrets of Live TV Musicals at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Panel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marrying the most thrilling aspects of stage and screen, the recent resurgence of networks broadcasting live musicals has invigorated prime time "appointment viewing" or "event television."   (more...)

BWW Blog: Samantha Jamieson - Today Is Your Day!
by Guest Blogger: Samantha Jamieson - Dec 6, 2016

(*Boom-Boom... Boom-Boom... Boom-Boom…*) (more...)

Exhibitions, ALADDIN and More on This January in Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

What's on for January 2017 at Pyramid & Parr Hall? Scroll down to find out! (more...)

Preview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The producers of Indecent - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at Hope Theatre's HER ACHING HEART
by Roy Tan - Dec 3, 2016

4 and 5 star reviews continue to float across the media as critics and audiences alike praise The Hope Theatre's 25th anniversary in-house production of Bryony Lavery's hilarious Mill's and Boon pastiche 'Her Aching Heart' since Curtains rose on the 29th November. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with CAMELOT's Helen Anker
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 29, 2016

Get to know a little about Helen Anker, who plays Queen Guenevere in the Chanhassen's latest production of CAMELOT, warming hearts with the legendary story by Lerner & Loewe. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, John Bishop's riotous comedy whodunit, opening January 14th, 2017. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

Center Theatre Group Welcomes Eleven New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group announced the appointment of 11 new board members to its Board of Directors in 2016: Thom Beers, Mara Carieri, Susanne Daniels, Bradford W. Edgerton, M.D., Manuela Cerri Goren, Louise Moriarty, Michael Rogers, Monica Horan Rosenthal, Sandra Stern, Quentin D. Strode and Marshall Trenkmann. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

???????Further casting has been confirmed for the highly-anticipated first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award-winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which runs at the King's in Glasgow from 25-29 July 2017 as part of its first ever UK tour.   (more...)

Sunset Theatre Company to Present Comedy Murder Mystery CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Sunset Theatre Company, the award winning youth theatre company, presents the musical comedy, murder mystery, Curtains. (more...)

Asleep at the Wheel Presents MERRY TEXAS CHRISTMAS Y'ALL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

With Texas twin fiddles and boogie piano, great vocals and sizzling guitars, Ray Benson's Asleep at the Wheel is a 10-time Grammy winning band serving up the very best in western swing and distinctive Wheel favorites, plus a program full of tunes from their all new Christmas collection, Lone Star Christmas Night. Expect melodies like 'Christmas in Cowtown,' 'Baby It's Cold Outside,' 'Deck the Halls Boogie,' 'What Child Is This' and 'Merry Texas Christmas Y'all,' - all with group founder and lead Ray Bensen's inimitable talent and twinkling spirit and the enormous talents of his eight-member band, including the fresh styles of Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) and Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

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. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: New Australian Pantomime, BABES IN THE WOODS, AUSTRALIAN PURITY DEFIL'D, Captures The Spirit Of Australia Whilst Reviving The Old World Traditions
by Jade Kops - Dec 17, 2016

Drawing on the slapstick comedy, bad acting and questionable singing of the English tradition of Pantomimes, BABES IN THE WOODS is an all Australian work purely for adults. (more...)

SHIFTING THE SPOTLIGHT: The Star Understudies of Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Maeve Riley - Dec 15, 2016

These two unassuming understudies got the roles of a lifetime right before opening night. (more...)

GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Headed Off-Broadway in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank will present the New York premiere of the critically acclaimed Signature Theatre production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

BWW Review: Moscow Ballet's NUTCRACKER Brims With Tradition, Grace, and Delight
by Perry Tannenbaum - Dec 15, 2016

Now in its 24th annual North American tour with traditional Russian favorites, the Moscow Ballet is a massive enterprise to contemplate. The Central tour that played Charlotte - one of three concurrent tours - wowed the audience with grace, delight, and athleticism. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS, Savoy Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 15, 2016

For UK audiences, Dreamgirls will be more familiar from the critically acclaimed 2006 film, but incredibly, the iconic musical started life on Broadway all the way back in 1981. The UK debut of the stage show has been a long time coming, but is resolutely worth the wait. (more...)

ELROW to Round Off 2016 with Five-Party New Year's Climax in Italy, Amsterdam, Dubai, Barcelona & Madrid
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Closing the Curtains on a year that opened the world up to elrow beyond its Barcelona base, the crew continue to set a new gold standard with five parties this New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Continuing to reflect the rave renaissance with numerous festival takeovers, their Space Ibiza residency and an array of global club showcases, the eclectically colourful brand will now spread across Spain, Amsterdam, Italy and Dubai to celebrate New Year's 2017. (more...)

INDECENT General Public Seats on Sale Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The producers of INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. To coincide with this evening's premiere, Sonia Friedman Productions just released brand new production shots for the show, which has been in preview performances since 19 November. Check them out below! (more...)

Barrett Doss & More Will Join Andy Karl in GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Producers Whistle Pig, Columbia Live Stage, and The Dodgers, with Michael Watt, are pleased to announce casting for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical, Cheryl Strayed Play & More Among Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the third round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $669,000, allow 16 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. (more...)

BWW Review: Synetic Theater Presents SLEEPING BEAUTY with a Twist
by Barbara Johnson - Dec 12, 2016

The classic fairy tale SLEEPING BEAUTY is hundreds of years old, but Synetic Theater has improved it from an emotional standpoint by incorporating an unexpected twist: the Witch is a multidimensional person. In this version, the Prince is the Witch's son, and the incomparable Irina Tsikurishvili brings the Witch to life. The result is breathtaking and makes for timeless entertainment for younger audiences and their families. (more...)

The New Colony to Premiere PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

 The New Colony launches its 2017 Season with the fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS by Sean Kelly, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing January 11 - February 12, 2017 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre's Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMA D's Christmas Stocking Returns for Holiday-Themed, Burlesque-Inspired fun at Playhouse on Park!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

We are the bow tied around your brightly wrapped present, the gleaming star atop your tannenbaum, the high note in your Jingle Bell Rock, and the surprise at the very bottom of your stocking. We are MAMA D'S Christmas Stocking, a celebration of all things sexy and bawdy in an evening of music, dance and comedy. Shows begin December 9 and run on selected dates to December 30. (more...)

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