Dreamgirls on Tour


Paramour's Hyler Directs GEORAMA in NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, as an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, music and lyrics by Matt Schatz & Jack Herrick, musical direction by Jacob Yates, and directed by book writer West Hyler. GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome - It's a Memorable Musical That Is Both Thrilling and Magical!
by Charles Shubow - Jun 30, 2017

I always find it exciting to see a musical I know nothing about and FINDING NEVERLAND fits that bill. I remember watching Jennifer Hudson sing 'Neverland' on the 2014 Tony Awards and recall watching the cast perform on the NBC 'Thanksgiving Day Parade' in November, 2014. The cast included Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, Laura Michelle Kelly and Carolee Carmello. However, the Tony Awards snubbed the musical with no nominations. After seeing the show this week, I do not understand why. I found the musical absolutely wonderful and worthy of a Tony nomination for Best Musical. FUN HOME won the Tony for Best Musical in 2015 beating out SOMETHING ROTTEN!, THE VISIT, and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. There were no nominations for FINDING NEVERLAND. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running through August 13, 2017. (more...)

Harlem Music Revue 'ON KENTUCKY AVENUE' Coming to The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Celebrate summer in New York City in July at the hugely entertaining On Kentucky Avenue: The Atlantic City, Club Harlem Musical at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street, 2nd Floor) with 7pm shows on July 11, July 12, July 13, July 14 & July 15 and a 2pm show on July 15. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Will Grace Starlight Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

An American in Paris, the most-awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will make its Kansas City debut at Starlight Theatre on July 11-16. The national touring production is the fourth show of Starlight's 67th Broadway season and one of three brand-new musicals taking the Starlight stage this summer.  (more...)

Harlem Repertory Theatre To Revive Harburg & Saidy's JAMAICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Harlem Repertory Theatre, under the direction of its Founding Artistic Director Keith Lee Grant, has announced that it will present JAMAICA, Yip Harburg and Fred Saidy,'s powerful story about a Jamaican woman's dream of moving to New York City, July 29th - March 24th at The Tato Laviera Theatre (240 East 123rd Street). (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for the FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of new musicals for their 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WEDDING SINGER Makes Love Connection at WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place last weekend, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the cast of THE WEDDING SINGER performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 28, 2017
by - Jun 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Marisha Wallace and John Owen Jones Bring Experience and Expression to WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place last weekend, and BroadwayWorld has photos of Marisha Wallace and John Owen Jones performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

Lineup Announced for NAMT's 2017 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rachel Tucker and Ben Forster Take the Stage at WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place last weekend, and BroadwayWorld has photos of Rachel Tucker and Ben Forster performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Willemijn Verkaik Channels Elphaba at WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place over the weekend, and BroadwayWorld has more photos featuring Willemijn Verkaik performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Barricade Boys Croon at WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place over the weekend, and BroadwayWorld has more photos featuring The Barricade Boys performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

Photo Flash: John Partridge Brings LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place over the weekend, and BroadwayWorld has more photos John Partridge and the cast of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY IN BLACK at Westcoast Black Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 27, 2017

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Delivers Inspirational Original Musical Revue (more...)

Photo Flash: BAT OUT OF HELL Revvs Up at WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place over the weekend, and BroadwayWorld has more photos featuring the cast of BAT OUT OF HELL performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

VIDEO: Swoon with Romantic Highlights from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running now through August 13, 2017 with a press opening tomorrow, June 28, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

New Lines's New OUT ON BROADWAY Opens 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

FENCES Comes to Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce its upcoming production of August Wilson's Fences, the award-winning American drama, directed by Tony Simotes, which will take the Harriett stage August 4 as the ninth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Jason Danieley, Max von Essen and More to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' Labs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Following two successful productions at Flat Rock Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals, the producers of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz have announced three private industry lab performances on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14 in New York City. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls in the Quadracci Powerhouse this September 19 - October 29.  (more...)

Dream Cast Set for DREAMGIRLS in Concert at The Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL, presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, for two concert performances only Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 8:00 PM and Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM. (more...)

James Snyder and More to Highlight Chris Isaacson Presents' Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of summer entertainment, beginning with Chris Mann (star of NBC-TV's The Voice), and continuing with Broadway leading man James Snyder, Electro Jazz and pop chanteuse Maya, Joey Arias: Still Misbehavin', and Grammy Award-winning Motown legend Thelma Houston. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley to Play Live at The Art House in Ptown with Seth Rudetsky
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series in Provincetown, MA, will feature Broadway star Alice Ripley, Tony Award winner for "Next to Normal" on Sunday, July 16 at 7:00 PM. She will be joined by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Sheryl Lee Ralph Performs At The Metropolitan Room In Aid of The Diva Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

On Sunday, July 30 at 7:00pm, the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street - between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) will present what is building to be THE EVENT of the Summer - SHERYL LEE RALPH, A Diva Simply Singing! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPLE OF SOULS at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

MULTISTAGES, in association with Dr. Judy Kuriansky and Jane Velez-Mitchell, is pleased to present a first look at  the award-winning musical, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, co-written by poet Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris,  and MultiStages Artistic Director Lorca Peress. Peress also helmed the production, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, choreography by Enrique Brown, and visual design by Obie-winner Jan Hartley. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is currently playing a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances began last night  Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23.  (more...)

Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Opening tonight in Gallatin is Scott Seidl and Stephen Kummer's Civil War musical Across the Lines, running through Saturday night at CenterStage, 250 Hancock Street. The new musical, based on a true story drawn from the letters of Captain Robert A. Ragan and his memoir Escape From East Tennessee to the Federal Lines, continues its development with the three performances which feature a cast of local artists who bring the various characters in the story to life. (more...)

Christine Pedi Signs on for Broadway @ The Art House Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

"Lady of 1,000 Voices" Christine Pedi, star of Broadway's Chicago, Talk Radio and Little Me and daily host of SiriusXM Radio's On Broadway channel, will return to Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House concert series for one show only, on July 30 at 7:00 PM, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY Concert to Benefit Three-Time Cancer Survivor Donica Lynn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy and Three Rivers Music Theatre's fundraiser for, three-time cancer survivor and Chicago Tribune's 2016 Chicagoan of the Year, Donica Lynn. All proceeds will be donated back to Donica, to help pay for the long-list of medical bills. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre presents OUT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Replaces Ben Vereen in Bay Street Theater's 'Music Mondays' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced that Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple, Chicago) has just been added to the cabaret series, Music Mondays. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present Staged Workshops Of New Musical I'LL TAKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged workshops of I'll Take It, a new musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eli Pasic and music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show). (more...)

New Musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Coming to Theater at St. Clement's This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that it will present COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE, a suspenseful new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Mason Griffin, August 8th - September 3rd at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street).  The official opening will be on August 17th at 7PM. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Kick Off String of Leading Ladies Onstage in Provincetown This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Mark Cortale's Broadway @ Town Hall series in Provincetown is set to welcome the first of three leading ladies of Broadway who will be gracing its stage this summer. Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's "Smash" and Broadway's "Wicked" and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of "Noises Off", makes her Town Hall series debut on Sunday, August 6 at 6:30 PM, joined by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Presents Dominique Morisseau's DETROIT '67
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

???????Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, is honored to open Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. Detroit '67 will run July 21- 30th at Bratton Theater at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

BWW Review: New Leading Lady Narrates An Amazing Technicolor JOSEPH At Toby's In Columbia
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jul 15, 2017

In celebration of Columbia's 50th year, Toby Orenstein, Artistic Director of Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, rotates one powerhouse leading lady per decade into the well-written Narrator role of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Toby Orenstein and co-director Mark Minnick put together a fun, energetic production. Add new arrangements and musical direction by Ross Scott Rawlings, and the resulting show is engaging, sassy, funny, family-friendly and stuffed with talking points for the car ride home. (more...)

VIDEO: Anika Noni Rose Honors Disney Legends with Performance at D23 Expo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

At this morning's Disney Legends Award ceremony, Anika Noni Rose, a Disney Legend herself, paid tribute to this year's Legends during the 2017 D23 Expo. Check out video of her appearance below! (more...)

Melissa Errico to Perform at The Art House in Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series in Provincetown, MA, will feature Melissa Errico, Broadway star of Finian's Rainbow, High Society, Anna Karenina, and a Tony nominee as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, starring on July 28 & 29, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS: The Broadway Musical Comes to Winter Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Broadway Worldwide has landed deal to produce Dreamgirls The Broadway Musical. The musical will be held at the Trinity Prep Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Single tickets and group discounts are available by calling the Box Office 407-5887184 or Online by visiting www.DreamgirlsWP.EVENTZILLA.net. Tickets ranging between $20-35. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BODYGUARD at The Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center welcomes the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, August 15 to 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Richard E. Waits is DREAMGIRLS' Dream Guy at The Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On Saturday, July 22 at 8:00pm and Sunday, July 23 at 2:00pm, Florida's preeminent Miramar Cultural Center (2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL) will present Dreamgirls the award-drenched musical triumph that became the most successful Broadway export on record. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 12th Annual CHICAGO SINGS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 12th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings: Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Monday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, devised and directed by Artistic Director Michael Weber and Keely Vasquez and music directed by David Fiorello. (more...)

Reign Morton In ICONversations Set For The Colony Theatre In Burbank this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

ICONversations, a musical journey with vocal artist Reign Morton, will play four performances only at the Colony Theatre in Burbank from July 20-23. Singing the songs that have stood the test of time from musical artists like Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Prince, Whitney Houston, Donny Hathaway, and Michael Jackson, Morton weaves a musical love letter to his father via creative storytelling and incredible music. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new musical HOOD, now playing at Dallas Theater Center, below! Check out photos of the cast swinging in action! (more...)

Review Roundup: HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, a new musical comedy written and directed by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn. Beginning with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on The production runs through Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Tickets to Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

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