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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 Flash: First Look at stop/time dance theater's ROCKIN' THE FOREST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 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 tonight, March 31, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Glitter. Feminism. Jazz Hands: World Premiere of a Feminist One-Woman Burlesque Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Today, Curtains Cabaret, Silicon Valley's theatrical burlesque company, announces its May 6th production at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City: DeeDee Queen's How Lovely to be a Woman: a Feminist One-Woman Burlesque Musical. (more...)

BWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Black Repertory Theatre Of Kansas City
by Alan Portner - Mar 31, 2017

celebrates genius of songwriter and performer Louis Jordan (more...)

Delhi's Regal Theatre Shuts Its Doors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Situated in the heart of the capital, Delhi's Regal cinema is all set to shut down and will be renovated into a multiplex. Regal, a single screen theatre of almost 8 decades standing tall in Connaught Place will also pay a tribute to the late superstar Raj Kapoor by showcasing his two movies 'Mera Naam Joker' and 'Sangam' before it's final shut-down. (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...)

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...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 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...)

Thrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Even after his supposed "death" at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson. (more...)

GREATER TUNA to Bring Small Town Texas to Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Award-winning Greater Tuna original co-star and co-creater Jaston Williams brings us this all-new, reimagined multi-act spoof about the small town Texas life of lore. Named a state treasure in Texas, this comedic gem features 3 actors (Ryan H. Bailey, Tim Leavon and Will Mercer), 21 unforgettable characters and 20 million laughs - all under the direction of Williams. Timeless skits with unforgettable characters, Greater Tuna is the place 'Where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.' (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 3rd, 2017 - AMELIE, MISCAST and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: AMELIE brings her whimsical world to Broadway, and an all-star lineup takes the stage for MCC's 2017 MISCAST gala! (more...)

Karen Ziemba Stars in 32nd ANNUAL ALEX WILDER CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

???????Karen Ziemba and Klea Blackhurst headline THE 32nd ANNUAL ALEC WILDER TRIBUTE CONCERT presented by The Friends of Alec Wilder at Feinstein's/54 Below on Saturday, April 8 at 9:30pm. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Greg Hildreth, John Riddle & Robert Creighton Will Join Caissie Levy and Patti Murin in FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

The Queensborough Theatre Project to Present Immersive KABARETT WEIMAR at The LetLove Inn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

On Sunday, April 30th, 2017, The Queensborough Theatre Project will continue its adventurous inaugural season with KABARETT WEIMAR, a one-night-only immersive theatrical concert experience that recreates the divine decadence of Weimar-era German cabaret, featuring songs from the musicals 'Cabaret' and 'The Threepenny Opera.' (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

The Village Light Opera Group to Present CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Village Light Opera Group presents 'Curtains', running May 5th-7th at The Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Ave (between 120th St. and 121st St.), New York, NY 10027. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Midsummer Night's Dream's Minor Characters Get Their Moment In The Spotlight In The Wonderfully Hilarious THE POPULAR MECHANICALS
by Jade Kops - Apr 14, 2017

Keith Robinson and Tony Taylor's fabulous imagining of the bigger story behind William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream's misfit band of 'Rude Mechanicals' comes to life in THE POPULAR MECHANICALS. (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Paper Mill Will Honor Chita Rivera at 2017 Gala; THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 12, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band. (more...)

Summer Season 2017 Announced at Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Few gifts in the history of New Mexico can measure up to that of the Spencer Theater, a year-round performing arts center built in 1997 by the late Jackie Spencer - an energetic woman with big dreams and altruistic ideas. (more...)

Drew Thomas, The Architect of Magic will MATERIALIZE 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

A captivating and magnetic entertainer, illusionist DREW THOMAS has been seen by over 100 million people worldwide and his appearances as a finalist on "America's Got Talent," television's #1 rated summer show, have exposed audiences all over the world to his engaging and approachable new brand of magic. Fusing  contemporary grand illusions with exhilarating live music, movement, suspense and a touch of humor, DREW THOMAS isn't your classical magician; relying on his arsenal of spray paint, metal, gears, wood, power tools, and the occasional motorcycle, he uses ordinary objects everyone can relate to, providing a fresh and electrifying entertainment experience like no other. With his exuberant personality and intricate illusions that will leave you guessing, DREW THOMAS always mesmerizes… delivering the impossible and making believers out of skeptics! (more...)

Photo Flash: Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of A TIME TO KILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 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...)

DREAMGIRLS Announces Release Date For Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Following celebrated wins at the 2017 Olivier Awards this week: Best Actress in a Musical for Amber Riley (Effie White); and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Adam J Bernard (Jimmy Early), Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to confirm that the highly anticipated Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording will be released by Sony Masterworks Broadway on Friday 12 May 2017 via Amazon, iTunes, and all usual channels.  (more...)

BWW Review: DOUBT: A PARABLE at Quotidian Theatre Company
by Jenny Minich - Apr 10, 2017

Director Stevie Zimmerman's Doubt is a somber, fast-moving production. (more...)

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