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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.



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...)

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...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Anais Mitchell to Join THE BAND'S VISIT Composer David Yazbek in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Tony Award nominee and composer of the new hit musical, The Band's Visit, David Yazbek returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for two shows in January and February. (more...)

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE MUSICAL to Groove Across the Continent in All-New North American Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Saturday Night Fever - The Musical, the iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn USA - who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony's love for dancing in spectacular new ways. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Composer David Yazbek Brings His Music To Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 10, 2017

Composer David Yazbek performed music from his Broadway shows and albums last night at Feinstein's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld was there. The composer/lyricist of The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Boardwalk Empire and Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego also was joined by special guest Anais Mitchell, the acclaimed singer-songwriter recently represented off-Broadway with Hadestown (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre Present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Valentine's-Weekend NJSO Pops Concerts Feature Song-and-Dance Standards from Hollywood's Golden Age
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents song-and-dance standards from the golden age of Hollywood musicals in a Valentine's-weekend pops program, February 10-12 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Broadway veterans Joan Hess and Kirby Ward join the Orchestra and guest conductor Gemma New, performing classics inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell. (more...)

TRU to Host 'Raising Money for Theater' Panel Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Miller Auditorium, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are on sale now. (more...)

Quartet of Hosts Named for Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2016

Austin Jeffrey Smith, Taylor Tracey, Jenna Pryor and Julia Nettles will share the stage as co-hosts of 2017 Midwinter's First Night, set for Sunday, January 8, 2017, at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Richard Kind Helps SHIMMER Shine at Edison Ballroom
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 7, 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. On Tuesday, December 6, The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, Hengyuanxiang Drama and Phoenix Cultural Industry Development (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. presented a showcase presentation of the musical at The Edison Ballroom in Times Square, Manhattan. Actor Richard Kind (Broadway's The Producers, Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; television's 'Spin City,' 'Mad About You') offered introductory remarks prior to the presentation. (more...)

Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

MasterVoices Presents ST. JOHN PASSION At Carnegie Hall, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 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...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin to Make Metropolitan Room Debut with GREEN EYED SOUL 1/23/2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2016

Stanley Martin a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania has been performing professionally since the age of ten. His first professional Show was Romeo and Juliet At Bristol Riverside theatre.  His other theatre credits include Aladdin (Original Broadway Company), Five Guys Named Moe, Sophisticated Ladies, and Smokey Joes Cafe (National tours) West Side Story (International tour), Hairspray, King And I, Show Boat, 42nd Street, Damn Yankees, Hello Dolly, Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat, Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Producers, Music Man, and Sugar (Regional). Some of his influences are Sammy Davis jr. and Gene Kelly.   (more...)


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Broadway's Booth Family to Take the Stage in COME BLOW YOUR HORN at Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

If there is a 'leading family' of Jacksonville theater, it may very well be the Booth family. Marking their first time ever on stage together, Tod Booth, Lisa Valdini Booth and Jessica Booth will team up for the Alhambra's production of the Neil Simon comedy, Come Blow Your Horn. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (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...)

Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti to Star in 2017 UK Tour of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Following its smash hit run at London's Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright's production of the extraordinary musical, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, is set to thrill audiences once again across the UK, opening in Bromley on Thursday 12 January. (more...)

TRU to Host 'RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER' Producer Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Lyceum Theatre
by Andrew Tomlins - Dec 22, 2016

Despite being a decade-long tradition in New York, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens' musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol had never previously been staged in London. Based on Charles Dickens' classic novella, the story we all know and love is brought to life with a thrilling score. This week LMTO brought the musical to the Lyceum Theatre (home of the West End production of The Lion King) for a one-night-only concert staging. (more...)

Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Headed to the Recording Studio This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Universal Stage Productions, the live theatre division of the world famous movie studio, has announced that Ghostlight Records will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL on January 8 & 9, 2017. (more...)

New Plays by Neil LaBute and More on Tap for La MaMa's 3rd AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

New plays by Neil LaBute, Marta Buchaca and Marco Calvani - leading writers/directors representing contemporary voices in drama in the U.S., Spain and Italy, respectively - will be given their U.S. debuts in the 3rd edition of the ambitious, provocative series of one-act plays, AdA: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR, running Off-Broadway at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St. NYC) with previews starting January 19, 2017 prior to opening January 23. Ada: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR is a unique evening of theater: the three playwrights direct one another's work. (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...)

Joe Cassidy to Step in for Eric Anderson as 'Cal' in WAITRESS This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that Joe Cassidy will play Cal, the curmudgeonly diner chef, from this January through February 12. (more...)

Danny Mac and Carley Stenson to Star in SLEEPLESS the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Fresh from the Final of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Danny Mac and West End leading lady Carley Stenson, will be playing the roles of Sam and Annie in the world premiere of SLEEPLESS the Musical. (more...)

BWW Review: David Yazbek and Itamar Moses' THE BAND'S VISIT Is A Captivating Cultural Blend
by Michael Dale - Dec 17, 2016

While David Yazbek's moxie-driven melodies and clever, character-creating lyrics are best known from his fast and funny Broadway hits THE FULL MONTY and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, his captivating and charming new Off-Broadway musical of cultural and romantic exchanges, THE BAND'S VISIT, begins with self-effacing modesty. (more...)

New Casting Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 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 on January 3-8. This lavish new production will make its Milwaukee premiere January 3-8 at the Marcus Center as part of a North American tour and the Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center series. Tickets are available at the Marcus Center Box Office and can be purchased in person at 929 North Water St, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Finds Its New 'Maria'; Plus a Peek Inside Rehearsals!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

This lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, announces Charlotte Maltby as Maria Rainer, beginning January 3 in her national tour debut. Charlotte Maltby begins in Milwaukee, WI, then continues to Indianapolis, IN. Scroll down for a peek at Maltby and O'Brien in rehearsal!  (more...)

FALSETTOS Brings Fans an Early Holiday Treat with Surprise Cast Album Release on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that the 2016 Broadway Cast Recording of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS – based on the Lincoln Center Theater production – will have a U.S. digital release today, Friday, December 16, 2016. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. to Open 2017 Children's Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Following the recent unveiling of the 2017 Children's Theatre Season at Way Off Broadway, the theatre's producers are extremely excited to announce a change in the line-up. Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. will now open the season, taking the place of Garfield: The Musical with Catittude. (more...)

Original Star Joanna Gleason to Revisit NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nick and Nora: In Concert. Produced and Directed by Steven Carl McCasland (Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, Eating Raoul), the short-lived musical by Arthur Laurents, Richard Maltby, Jr., and Charles Strouse will sing again at the famed venue on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 and 9:30PM.   (more...)

Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes and Jarran Muse to Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy have announced the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE to Open Way Off Broadway's 2017 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Earlier this year, producers for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing dinner theatre, announced the lineup of shows for its 2017 Season. Kicking off 2017's blockbuster year, will be the hilarious pirate farce, The Pirates of Penzance, opening in January. (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

Javier Santos forma parte del elenco de STRICTLY BALLROOM
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 13, 2016

El actor y bailarin español interpreta el papel de Jonathan Drench en este nuevo musical dirigido y coreografiado por Drew McOnie (IN THE HEIGHTS) y supervisado por Baz Lurhmann, director de la pelicula original. (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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