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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.


Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Orange County premiere July 19 - 31, 2016 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as part of a North American tour. Tickets for THE SOUND OF MUSIC start at $29 and may be purchased online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group tickets for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 30, 2016 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL & More Added to Hollywood Pantages Theatre 2016-2017 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, is proud to announce the addition of four new productions, all with strictly-limited engagements, during the 2016/2017 Winter season. The new lineup will include three Hollywood Pantages return engagements and one L.A. Premiere. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Talkback with Betty Buckley, Rachel York and Michael Wilson Following Film Screening
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Center Theatre Group will host a special event featuring a screening of "Grey Gardens," the 1975 classic documentary, followed by a conversation with Betty Buckley, Rachel York and Michael Wilson - the stars and director of the upcoming Ahmanson Theatre production of the Tony Award-nominated "Grey Gardens" The Musical. (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present DREAMGIRLS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Dreamgirls on June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks for Orange County/Costa Mesa!
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 3, 2016

Yes, Summer in Orange County, California is often marked with escalating temperatures, the Laguna Beach Arts festival, and heavy beach traffic, but you can still escape the heat by jumping into an air-conditioned theater... where O.C. theaters are still buzzing with excitement (except those that have ended their season). Everywhere from Costa Mesa and Fullerton to Santa Ana and Irvine (and even our county-line neighbors in La Mirada and Long Beach), there are lots of stage goodies to fill your live theater cravings. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Seeks Submissions for Part 3 of 'HOW TO WRITE A MUSICAL THAT WORKS' Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents How to Write a Musical That Works (part 3): Reckoning & Resolution on Saturday July 16th, 10am to 6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Cast Recording to Hit Stores at the End of July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release physical copies of the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me from Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) online and in stores on Friday, July 29. (more...)

Adelaide's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Announces Cast of Children
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group today announced the 12 Adelaide children who have been cast in the world's favourite musical, The Sound of Music. There will be two different casts alternating in the roles of the six youngest von Trapp children during the Adelaide season. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Sets Children's Cast; Plays Adelaide This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group today announced the 12 Adelaide children who have been cast in the world's favourite musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Musical Theatre West's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24. The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera,Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW'sYoung Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at them in character below! (more...)

Remembering Darcie Denkert's 'Fine Romance' With Broadway and Hollywood
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

All proceeds from her acclaimed book on Broadway and Hollywood musicals were donated to the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the Actors Fund. (more...)

Theatre Renegade to Host IN RESPONSE TO...THE ORLANDO ATTACK Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

In the wake of the deadliest incident of violence ever committed against LGBTQ people in America, the attack on the Pulse Nightclub and murder of 49 people, Theatre Renegade are to present a one-off gala,  Response To… The Orlando Attack. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet Lucie Arnaz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Award-winning star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz will bring An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, September 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 17 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Full Lineup Announced for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Next Week at Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

A Little New Music (ALNM), now at the renowned Catalina Bar & Grill, invites Los Angeles to discover something new to love about musical theater. The Monday, June 27th concert marks ALNM's twelfth collaboration with emerging musical theater creators and performers from near and far. (more...)

Josh Young, Bryan Batt Join Rachel York and Betty Buckley in GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The cast is set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, 'Grey Gardens' The Musical will begin previews on July 6, with the opening set for July 13, 2016. Performances continue through August 14. (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...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance to Host CABARET FOR A CAUSE, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance have come together to host Cabaret for a Cause on Saturday, June 25th at Way Off Broadway. The charity event is to benefit the Bald Ballerina. (more...)

Prolific Broadway Producer, MGM Exec Darcie Denkert Dies at 64
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Darcie Denkert, a longtime MGM executive and former co-president of the studio's MGM On Stage theater division, passed away on Friday, June 10th at the age of 64. (more...)

Brian D'Arcy James to Star in Netflix's 13 REASONS WHY from Writer Brian Yorkey
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Brian D'Arcy James will star opposite Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford and Kate Walsh in Netflix's 13-episode series 13 REASONS WHY. (more...)

HBO to Premiere Limited Series THE NIGHT OF, Starring John Turturro, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Created by Steven Zaillian ('Schindler's List,' 'American Gangster') and Richard Price ('The Color of Money,' HBO's 'The Wire'), the eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF debuts SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Stage SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

             Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.  Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad.  On their way, they meet the Lady of the Lake, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's THE FULL MONTY Will Open July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble begins performances of their summer musical The Full Monty with two special 'BEAR WEEK' preview's on July 15th and 16th followed by their OPENING NIGHT on July 18th with an optional pre-performance reception. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Present SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has become known for not only its productions of classic Broadway musicals but its part in bringing a number of area and regional premieres to the Frederick stage. In 2009, Way Off Broadway was one of the very first theatres in the country to receive the rights to produce The Wedding Singer, an 80's inspired musical comedy based on the Adam Sandler film. In recent seasons, the theatre, the Frederick -area's only year-round professional producing theatre, has produced several movies-turned-musicals. In fact, the 2013 Season was named "Hollywood Meets Broadway," all of the shows having been hits on the silver screen and Broadway stage. (more...)

VANITIES: THE MUSICAL to Make European Debut at Trafalgar Studios This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

This Autumn, Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, BBC's Over the Rainbow, Grease), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, Cool Rider) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Xanadu) star in the European debut of Vanities, a classic American story. This brand new production features never before seen material with all new direction and choreography from Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot). (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Announces Full Cast - Simon Green, Andre Torquato, Bryan Buscher-West and More; Oct. 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullabor Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the New Zealand production of the international smash hit PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL opening on Friday, 14 October 2016 at The Civic in Auckland. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

The Hills are Alive in Fort Worth with SOUND OF MUSIC Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, a lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, will make its Fort Worth debut at Bass Performance Hall on August 17-21 as part of a North American tour. Tickets start at $44 and are on sale now! (more...)

Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and more. (more...)

Rachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

A series of Stage Talks have been set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson, to take place following the performance on Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 and 9. Cast members Rachel York and Betty Buckley will comment on the production and answer questions from audience members. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre Present the TRU Producer Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the July Producer Boot Camp Recognizing Commercial Potential: Is This Show Worth Investing In? on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at from 1-5pm  at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. For more details visit http://truonline.org/investor-lab/. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Sheldon Harnick and More to Celebrate SHE LOVES ME Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of SHE LOVES ME with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM featuring Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski and other cast members, featuring the show's lyricist Sheldon Harnick as special guest. (more...)

BWW Review: The Con is On with DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Musical Theatre West
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 20, 2016

The con is on! With plenty of wit, charm, and double entendres galore, Musical Theatre West's new regional production of the 2004 Broadway musical comedy 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' is one enjoyably silly romp. The show which features a book by Jeffrey Lane and music and lyrics by David Yazbeck continues its final weekend at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach through July 24. Based on the 1998 film comedy starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, the stage adaptation eventually garnered 11 Tony nominations during its run. For MTW's fun new local revival, the title roles---a couple of con men who've taken to swindling the riches off of easily-seduced women in the French Riviera---are embodied by stage vets Davis Gaines (now a multiple fixture at MTW) and the incredibly funny Benjamin Schrader (The Book of Mormon). (more...)

The Greenhouse Theater Center Presents MOTHER (AND ME)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

'Mother (and me)' comes to the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) for a limited engagement, running Aug 4 - 14 as part of the Greenhouse's 'Solo Celebration!' series. Written and performed by Broadway veteran and comedian Melinda Buckley and presented as originally directed by Kimberly Senior. 'Mother (and me)' tells the auto-biographical tale of a larger-than-life Hungarian 'Mama Rose' and her 'Broadway baby' as they experience a shifting dynamic in their relationship. This hilariously honest solo show won the 'Best of Fest' award at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, and was originally developed and produced by Barabara Whitman Productions. (more...)

CABARET, Starring Robin de Jesus and Kaleigh Cronin, Coming to Music Circus This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic Cabaret. Performances are Tuesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour in Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Tickets are now 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 will make its Cincinnati premiere September 27 - October 9 at the Aronoff Center as part of a North American tour and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati's 16/17 Season presented by TriHealth.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre's DREAMGIRLS opened June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book byTom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour to Hit New Orleans this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 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, July 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. This lavish new production will make its New Orleans premiere Sept. 20 - 25, 2016 at the Saenger Theatre as part of a North American Tour. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season.  (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. to Appear in A NIGHT OF REVELS Gala at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Globe will celebrate A Night of Revels at the 2016 Globe Gala on Saturday, September 24, in support of the theatre's arts engagement and artistic programs. The annual event will feature an exclusive, one-night-only cabaret performance by Leslie Odom, Jr., the Tony Award-winning star of the Broadway smash hit musical Hamilton. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Northern Broadsides/York Theatre Royal Production of WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal are delighted to announce full casting for their forthcoming touring production of J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

As previously announced, Anne Archer (Fatal Attraction; Patriot Games; Clear and Present Danger) will return to the UK to star as 'Jane Fonda', having first developed the role at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014. Archer was last seen on the London stage making her West End debut as 'Mrs Robinson' in The Graduate at the Gielgud Theatre in 2001, to critical acclaim. (more...)

BWW Review: MTW Delivers Great Big Stuff with DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Don Grigware - Jul 12, 2016

Based on a 1980s film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is terribly silly and much of the dialogue & lyrics imbued with an overabundance of sexual innuendos, but that's AOK, as this is not Stephen Sondheim, but a jazzy, feel good, laugh out loud type of show. As many times as I've seen it, I always fall directly into the trap...like most audience I'm hooked, especially if the two male leads are properly cast. In this new production at MTW, Davis Gaines plays Lawrence Jamison, the king of cons, and could not be more perfect. At his side is Benjamin Schrader as Freddy Benson, the rubber-faced comedic schmuck who pleads with Jamison to take him on and teach him the ropes, the tricks of the trade. These two head up a glorious cast under the uber skilled direction'choreography of Billy Sprague Jr., and what results is a triumphant hit for MTW... through July 24 only. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anne Archer and More in Rehearsals for THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Casting has been announced for the brand new production of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, written by seven-time Emmy award-winner Terry Jastrow, and directed by Joe Harmston, opening at Park Theatre on 13 July until 20 August, with a press night on 14 July.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

Steve Martin to Chat New Play METEOR SHOWER and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Steve Martin, on Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. This sure-to-be-intriguing chat between Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and playwright/renaissance man Steve Martin, will be held in conjunction with the world premiere of Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy. (more...)

Garrick Theatre to Host LOVE4ORLANDO Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

On Sunday 17th July, the Garrick Theatre in London's West End will play host to the 'Love4Orlando' Benefit Concert in aid of 'Equality Florida'. It will be London's biggest West End fundraiser for the Orlando shootings. 'Equality Florida' are responsible for the distribution of funds to the Orlando Shooting's victims and their families. (more...)

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