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Based on the film of the same name by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning

Based on the popular 1988 film, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS is the musical story of two con men living on the French Riviera. After meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. To settle the score, they agree on a competition: the first one to extract $50,000 from heiress Christine Colgate wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of wits ensues, that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end! Mature language and themes.


Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 2nd Annual MST BROADWAY CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents a very special fundraising event, The 2nd Annual MST Broadway Cabaret. Current stars from Broadway will perform songs from Broadway past and present on the Mile Square Theatre stage. Proceeds from the event will benefit MST's 2017 season. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. (more...)

Esquire & Nick Offerman to Throw a 'Stache Bash' to Raise Awareness for Men's Health
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

To increase awareness for Men's Health, Esquire has teamed up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation for the network's inaugural seven-day “'Stache Bash”marathon beginning Monday, November 7th through Sunday, November 13th. (more...)

Broadway's FALSETTOS Revival to Hit the Studio for First-Ever Full-Fledged Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records will preserve the Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical with a new Broadway cast recording to be released later this season. The new two disc-set will mark the first time the landmark show has been recorded in its entirety. (more...)

Jason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin to Make Metropolitan Room Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Joseph Macchia Productions presents Stanley Martin in his Metropolitan Room debut on January 23, 2017 at 7 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: John Lithgow Recalls Moment He Knew He Wanted to Be an Actor
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY, John Lithgow talks about the Broadway scene in the 1970s and 80s and shares the moment he knew he wanted to become an actor. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting, Creative Team for PARADE IN CONCERT Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

???????WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott Eckert. With Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a Book by Alfred Uhry, Parade will play a special one-night only performance on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus), James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide), Michael Yama (Betty White's Off Their Rockers) andRob Yang (The Americans, Twisted) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 28. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Will Keep You Laughing and Guessing at St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook!
by Katie Laban - Oct 22, 2016

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook kicked off their 2016-2017 season with the musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels about two con men trying swindle a beautiful heiress in the French Rivera. From beginning to end, the company has the audience laughing and entertained with fun dance numbers, hilarious songs, and crazy antics that the two con men will go to any length in order to get what they want, which may not end up going exactly as planned. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Today, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

THE MISFIT ELVES' EPIC PIRATE ADVENTURE to Play St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Misfit Elves' Epic Pirate Adventure, written by St. Dunstan's member Stephanie Peltier, is a holiday-themed adventure for kids! This is the first children's play written and directed by Peltier at St. Dunstan's. (more...)

The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre Celebrates The Holidays With The Return Of CLARA AND THE NUTCRACKER PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

One of the staples of the holiday season is, without a doubt, The Nutcracker. As Christmas rolls around each year, countless productions of the classic Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet are performed around the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Grissom and Joana Gleason at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Drama Book Shop welcomed author James Grissom for a discussion and signing of his acclaimed book, Follies Of God: Tennesse Williams and the Women of the Fog. (more...)

Scoop: Esquire Network - November 2016 Programming Highlights on NBC - Thursday, November 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - Nov 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on Esquire Network - November 2016 Programming Highlights, airing on NBC on Thursday, November 3, 2016! (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Encore 'CLOSE TO YOU' Album Shows at Joe's Pub This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to Joe's Pub at The Public for two solo concerts by popular demand on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

Psycho Donuts Creates 'Jam and Bread' Donut to Celebrate THE SOUND OF MUSIC in San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

To celebrate the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Psycho Donuts has created a limited-edition donut, 'Jam and Bread," inspired by the song "Do-Re-Mi" from the acclaimed musical. "Jam and Bread" is a raised yeast donut filled with raspberry jam and will include a powdered sugar quarter note sprinkled on top. "Jam and Bread" will be available at Psycho Donuts (288 S. Second Street, San Jose) from November 7 - 13, 2016. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Celebrates Release in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Hills Are Alive Once Again! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Kicks Off Holiday Season at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 4, 2016

The McCallum Theatre presents the new national touring production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, for 8 performances, Tuesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 27. BEN DAVIS (Broadway's Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme)will play Captain Georg von Trapp and MELODY BETTS will play The Mother Abbess with MERWIN FOARD as Max Detweiler, TERI HANSEN as Elsa Schraeder, AUSTIN COLBY as Rolf and PAIGE SILVESTER as Liesl. The production introduces Jack O'Brien's brand new discovery, KERSTIN ANDERSON as Maria Rainer.  A current student at Pace University, Ms. Anderson won the coveted role from hundreds who auditioned.  (more...)

Anton du Beke and Joanne Clifton to Appear at THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

As excitement builds on stage for The Golden Age Of Dance, two of the dance world's finest, Anton du Beke and Joanne Clifton, have been announced as very special guests to add even more sparkle to what will no doubt be an evening of fabulous dance, glamour and music, joining a fabulous cast of West End dancers and performers. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

New Musical SHIMMER to Showcase at the Edison Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

During WWII, over 23,000 Jews landed in Shanghai seeking refuge from Nazi persecution. This rarely told, true and inspirational story now comes to life as an epic new musical, Shimmer.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Regional Awards Update - Anthony Alcocer, Christopher Teal Tied for Best Actor in a Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Rachel York Launches 10-City Concert Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning actress and singer Rachel York (Disaster!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Victor/Victoria) embarks on a 10-city concert tour from December, 2016 through April, 2017 beginning with Michael Feinstein's American Songbook at NJPAC! December 1. York joins Feinstein, Andrea McArdle, Jared Grimes, and Youth Songbook Ambassador Julia Goodwin at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a cabaret and Q&A featuring favorite American standards. The program will be filmed before a live audience for future broadcast on NJTV, WNET, and WLIW21. (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays at Clear Space with MEET ME IN ST LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Suddenly there's a blackout. Imagine yourself standing as the lights from the World's Fair fill the stage. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tickets on Sale Dec. 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Victoria Theatre Association are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at 10 a.m.  Tickets will be available in person at Ticket Center Stage located in the Wintergarden of The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, by phone at 937-228-3630, toll-free at 888-228-3630 or online   at ticketcenterstage.com. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Schuster Center April 11 -16, 2017.  Group orders 10 or more may be placed by calling 937-228-3630, ext. 3074.     (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Sale Next Week at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Playhouse Square has announced Cleveland engagements of Rodgers + Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Summer 2017. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Reveal Details on Lake, Winokur Cameos!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 21, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY LIVE's playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.  (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Milwaukee
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC , directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien on Friday, November 18 at 10:00 am. (more...)

The Way off-Broadway Dinner Theatre is Set to Host A Rockin' Oldies New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

As everyone is getting ready to bid farewell to 2016 and welcome in 2017, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing to host a very special New Year's Eve event to help mark the occasion.  Every few years, Way Off Broadway hosts a New Year's Eve event and this is one of those years!  (more...)

The Hills Are Alive! THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Arrive at Fox Cities P.A.C. Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The hills are alive! Tickets are on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production runs Dec. 13-18 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Curve Announces New Production Of WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Curve is proud to announce an all new Made at Curve production of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw, directed by Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and staged during the commemorations to mark 50 years since the iconic Leicester playwright's death. (more...)

West End Star Simon Lipkin Joins the Cast of DISASTER! as Rehearsals Begin for London Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

West End star Simon Lipkin (Nathan Detroit alongside Rebel Wilson in Guys & Dolls, the title role in The Lorax, Barlow the Dog in I Can't Sing, Lonny in Rock Of Ages, Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q)  has joined the cast of DISASTER! as rehearsals get underway in London. (more...)

MasterVoices to Present Bach's ST. JOHN PASSION at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Virginia Rep Opens A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of A Christmas Story, The Musical, November 25th on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street, with a preview on Wednesday, November 23. (more...)

Pre-Order Alan Menken and David Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

As previously announced, Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. The album is now available for digital pre-order today, Friday, November 11. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway Returns in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Old Globe presents its 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

MasterVoices 2016 Fall Gala Raises More Than $200,000
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

MasterVoices raised over $200,000 at its 2016 Fall Galain support of its artistic and outreach programs on October 20. The event featured the New York premiere performance of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's opera 27 starring Metropolitan Opera mezzo Stephanie Blythe as Stein, Heidi Stober, Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik directed by James Robinson and conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling with 150 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. The evening featured Scenic Design by Allen Moyer, Costumes by James Schuette and Lighting by James. F. Ingalls. (more...)

Cast, Creatives, Venues Announced for Globe for All's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as Globe for All returns November 1 - November 20, in its third year on the annual roster, with Shakespeare's searing comedy Measure for Measure. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Shop for the Holidays with THE GRINCH and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Old Globe has some great ideas to simplify your holiday shopping this year! Might we suggest tickets for the family to our 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a San Diego multigenerational family tradition, which runs now through December 26. (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

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