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Based on the 1928 Alberto Cassella play of the same name.

The Grim Reaper visits earth to discover why people are so fearful of him. Death then becomes a houseguest at a swanky nobleman's home where an engagement is being celebrated. And that's where he falls in love.


GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Welcome Original Broadway Stars on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder announced today that three members from the original Broadway Production - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - will join the cast of the First National Tour. (more...)

UNCLE PHILLIP'S COAT Stars Gene Weygandt at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Chicago Premiere of playwright Matty Selman's "Uncle Philip's Coat" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Nov. 27 - Dec. 31. Directed by Elizabeth Margoliusand starring Gene Weygandt (best known as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in "Wicked" in Chicago and on Broadway), "Uncle Philip's Coat" follows Matty on his humorous and heartfelt journey of personal discovery, sparked by his inheritance of a tattered coat from his eccentric Russian-Jewish immigrant uncle Philip.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jessica Vosk as Elphaba in the WICKED Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Wicked tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning tonight, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. Check out a first look at Vosk in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Good News- Catch a First Look at Jessica Vosk & Kristen Martin WICKED on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Wicked tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning tonight, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. Check out a first look at Vosk and Martin in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Sep 30, 2016

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

BWW Preview: SISTER ACT -- THE MUSICAL at Arvada Center For The Arts And Humanities
by Robert Bogin - Sep 3, 2016

Singing gangsters and nuns are taking the stage -- together - at the Arvada Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, began Sunday, September 4, for a limited engagement through September 18 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St.). Opening night took place on September 8, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Begin This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions, bringing to life projects that inspire, offer hope, and touch the human heart, presents the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/6; ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed, HEATHERS at TUTS Underground and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 6, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Houston, Los Angeles, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed, HEATHERS at TUTS Underground, and the West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ in Los Angeles, just to name a few. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO To Premiere in Europe, Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

With a gorgeous, epic score by Richard Rodgers and a groundbreaking for its time book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro opened in 1947 to the highest advance in Broadway history (more...)

BWW Review: DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Arvada Center
by Chris Arneson - May 3, 2016

The musical Death Takes a Holiday, currently playing at the Arvada Center, doesn't just breathe a little life into Death-it makes him out to be a hopeless romantic. (more...)

Drama Desk Panel with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk on REVIVING THE REVIVAL Set for Sardi's, 5/24
by Lauren Yarger - May 16, 2016

Robin Milling moderates a Drama Desk discussion on Reviving Revivals with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk at Spring Lunch Panel at Sardi's. (more...)

Kevin Earley & More to Join Deborah Cox in World Premiere of JOSEPHINE at Asolo Rep; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Asolo Rep will present the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical: JOSEPHINE. Previews for JOSEPHINE begin April 27, press opening night is Friday, May 6 at 8pm, and the musical runs through Sunday, May 29 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

West End Roundup - März Edition: mit MISS ATOMIC BOMB, GUYS AND DOLLS sowie Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen
by Iris Moebius - Mar 29, 2016

Es ist wieder Zeit fur ein Roundup die letzten Neuigkeiten aus dem Londoner West End. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei dieses Premieren von einigen Shows, die kurzlich angelaufen sind, darunter MOTOWN und MISS ATOMIC BOMB. Außerdem berichten wir von neuen Shows, die demnachst auf den Londoner Buhnen zu sehen sein werden, darunter die neue Saison des Charing Cross Theatre, die Ruckkehr von BODYGUARD und mehr. Lest selbst: (more...)

Roundup: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jessica Vosk Channels HAMILTON and Seven Other Things We Learned This Weekend
by Alan Henry - Mar 21, 2016

This weekend Jessica Vosk who plays Fruma Sarah in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on Broadway took over our @BroadwayWorld Twitter account to give our readers a backstage look at a day in the life of a Broadway star! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Heads to Anatevka with Jessica Vosk During a Twitter Takeover Today!
by Alan Henry - Mar 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld is heading to Anatevka on Saturday, March 19th when Jessica Vosk who plays Fruma Sarah in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF takes over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld! Live from inside the Broadway Theatre, Jessica will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the iconic Broadway show. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Underscore Theatre to Premiere HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

?The true story of Chicago's infamous Haymarket massacre comes to life in Underscore Theatre Company's world premiere musical HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK, with book and lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, music by David Kornfeld, directed by Elizabeth Margolius with music direction by Robert Ollis and Tyler Thompson. Commemorating the 130th anniversary of the deadly bombing and riot at Haymarket Square, this stirring new musical will play May 14 - June 12, 2016 at Chicago new performance venue, the Edge Theatre at 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FIDDLER's Jessica Vosk & 2Scoops Sing Evita Like You've Never Heard It Before at Joe's Pub
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2016

Below, check out a clip from Jessica Vosk's solo Joe's Pub debut show featuring Vosk and 2Scoops (Adam Enright and Aaron Fuksa) performing RAINBOW HIGH from Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Heads to Anatevka with Jessica Vosk During a Twitter Takeover 3/19!
by Alan Henry - Mar 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is heading to Anatevka on Saturday, March 19th when Jessica Vosk who plays Fruma Sarah in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF takes over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld! Live from inside the Broadway Theatre, Jessica will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the iconic Broadway show. (more...)

Robin Sokoloff to Present Two New Plays & New York Launch of THE EASY HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Robin Sokoloff and The Schulberts will present the newest musical by the writing/producing duo Charlie Schulman & Michael Roberts, GOLDSTEIN, directed by Christopher Scott. The musical, which is aimed for an Off-Broadway production, will be presented on Monday, June 13th at 7pm at Loft227 (227 W 29th Street). (more...)

Arvada Center to Celebrate 40 Year Anniversary With a Concert By The Colorado Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

On July 9, the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities celebrates 40 years of exceptional art, music and theatre all taking place in its outdoor amphitheatre. The Colorado Symphony, well-known musical theatre actors and members of the Center's Musical Theatre Teen Intensive summer camp will join forces to present a concert celebrating the past while casting a glimpse towards the future. The celebration concert is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center and Oskar Blues Brewery.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. For additional information and tickets go to http://arvadacenter.org/on-stage/colorado-symphony-arvada-center-40th-anniversary-concert  or call 720-898-7200. For information on the 2016 Summer Stage Concert Series co-presented with Swallow Hill Music go to https://arvadacenter.org/on-stage/arvada-center-summer-concerts-2016 (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

11th Annual Henry Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Colorado Theatre Guild's 11th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 18, 2016 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue in Parker, Colorado. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Tickets are $23 for CTG members (limit 2 per person online with the code Henry2016), $30 non-members or $50 VIP. Tickets go on sale June 20 through the PACE Center website, parkerarts.org, or by calling the box office at 303-805-6800.  (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Thom Southerland On Reviving Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

Director Thom Southerland has built a career on revelatory musical revivals in smaller fringe venues, from Me and Juliet and The Grand Tour at Finborough Theatre to Titanic, Grand Hotel and Grey Gardens at Southwark Playhouse. He's programmed an enticing range of musicals for his first season as artistic director of Charing Cross Theatre, but first up is the European premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's little-seen Allegro, playing at Southwark from August 5. (more...)

BWW Feature: HENRY AWARDS 2016 presented by Colorado Theatre Guild
by Chris Arneson - Jul 22, 2016

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TITANIC Extends at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Record-breaking 10-week season at Charing Cross Theatre is extended to Saturday 13 August. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/16/2016
by - Jan 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/16/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 16, 2016
by - Jan 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2016
by - Jan 15, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2016
by - Jan 14, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 13, 2016
by - Jan 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 12, 2016
by - Jan 12, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2016
by - Jan 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/11/2016 - THE SECRET GARDEN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 11, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE SECRET GARDEN, starring Rebecca Luker and Gabriella Pizzolo, plays in concert tonight and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 10, 2016
by - Jan 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: FIDDLER's Jessica Vosk & 2Scoops Take on 'Poor Unfortunate Souls'
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2016

After bursting onto the cabaret scene in a sold-out show that BroadwayWorld called 'a powerhouse of a show' last February, Jessica Vosk just made her solo Joe's Pub debut with her brand-new show: You Asked For It. Literally. You wouldn't shut up about it. This show had everything. High belting? Check. Amazing special guests? Yup. Drag Queens? Usually. Auditions for every role she should play? Obviously. The show was written by Vosk and Robbie Rozelle, with direction by Rozelle. Below, check out an exclusive clip featuring Vosk and 2Scoops (Adam Enright and Aaron Fuksa) performing THE LITTLE MERMAID's 'Poor Unfortunate Souls'.  (more...)

Rebecca Luker, Alysha Umphress & More Set for York's Developmental Reading of AFTERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director) and its acclaimed NEO Developmental Reading Series presents the new musical Afterland, with music and lyrics by Benjamin Velezand book and lyrics by Kathryn Hathaway for one performance only, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00.  (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jessica Vosk Brings YOU ASKED FOR IT to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

After bursting onto the cabaret scene in a high-powered sold-out show last February, Jessica Vosk (Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland) is making her solo Joe's Pub debut tonight, February 1st. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of EDWIN, THE EDWIN BOOTH STORY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Below, meet the cast and creative team of 'Edwin, The Story of Edwin Booth,' a world premiere dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson.  (more...)

There Are Two New Witches in Oz- Meet the New Stars of the WICKED Tour- Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The WICKED tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. (more...)

Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin to Fly Into WICKED Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The WICKED tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

Arvada Center to Stage Regional Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, 4/26-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open the regional premiere of Death Takes a Holiday directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer, Rod A. Lansberry in the Main Stage Theatre on April 26, running through May 15, 2016. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Previews are April 22 - 24 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.  Moderated Talk Backs are scheduled on Friday, May 6 following the 7:30 p.m. performance and Wednesday, May 11 following the 1:00 p.m. performance. For additional details and to purchase tickets go to arvadacenter.org/on-stage/death-takes-a-holiday-2016  or call 720-898-7200. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all of its patrons.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Cast, Creative Team of Charing Cross' TITANIC Gather for First Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The cast and creative team of Charing Cross Theatre's TITANIC have gathered for the first day of rehearsals and prepare to board for the launch of the musical at the start of Thom Southerland's first season as Artistic Director. Check out a look at the group below! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TITANIC's London Return at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Final casting is announced today for the return of the multi award-winning production of the Broadway musical TITANIC, first seen at Southwark Playhouse, which is coming back to London with director Thom Southerland once again at the helm. (more...)

New Schulman & Roberts Musical GOLDSTEIN to Receive Industry Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Manhattan Musical Theater Lab and The Schulberts will present the newest musical by the writing/producing duo Charlie Schulman & Michael Roberts, GOLDSTEIN, directed by Christopher Scott. The musical, which is aimed for an Off-Broadway production, will be presented on Friday, April 15 at 3pm and Monday, April 18 at 7pm at the Actors Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street). (more...)

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