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Milburn, NJ 07041

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Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars. It was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006.


BWW's On This Day - July 9, 2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

LA's Ford Theatres Opens 2016 Season Tonight in Renovated Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Returned to use as part of a $65.8 million restoration project, the original 11'-4' front doors of the historic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre open to visitors today for the first time in 70 years, as the Los Angeles County Arts Commission welcomes audiences back to the Ford Theatres for the 2016 Summer Season. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/9/2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/9/2016. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley, Cherry Jones, Anika Noni Rose, Mark Rylance Among Motion Picture Academy Invitees
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016

Noted members of the theatre community are among the 683 invited to be Oscar voters. (more...)

BROADWAY POR AMOR refleja la Evolución del CENTRO BROADWAY MEXICO desde hace poco más de 14 años
by Clemente Sanchez - Jul 8, 2016

BROADWAY POR AMOR...Evolution, de Centro Broadway México, cumple 14 años ininterrumpidos. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets to Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner at 54 Below!
by BWW Contests - Jul 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win two tickets to the opening night of Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner at 54 Below in New York City! The event is Tuesday, June 12th. (more...)

World Premiere of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Set for Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines…and prepare for a bumpy ride!  The rubber will meet the road as the World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA takes the stage, previewing September 8, opening September 12 at 7:30 p.m., and running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago.  With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer (Platinum Records with Christopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars. (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...)

Michelle Williams in Talks to Join Hugh Jackman in P.T. Barnum Musical Biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Tony winner Hugh Jackman may be joined by another major Hollywood star in the upcoming  P.T. Barnum musical biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH. (more...)

VIDEO: ON YOUR FEET Cast, Amber Riley & Alisan Porter Perform on A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

On last night's A CAPITOL FOURTH celebration on PBS, Ana Villafañe, Ektor Rivera and the cast of Broadway's ON YOUR FEET performed a rousing medley of songs from the hit musical. (more...)

Perez Hilton to Host DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary Event in Hollywood with Original Broadway Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Perez Hilton has been set to host Broadway Under the Stars - Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of 'Dreamgirls' - on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. (more...)

Felicia Boswell, Mark G. Meadows & Cleavant Derricks to Lead JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Jelly's Last Jam directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight). The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson featuring the music of Jelly Roll Morton runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 4, 2016
by - Jul 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/2-7/3/2016
by - Jul 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 3, 2016 - Sunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Geffen Playhouse has just announced the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Barbecue, written by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara. Tony nominee Colman Domingo directs the production starring Yvette Cason, Dale Dickey, Omar J. Dorsey, Frances Fisher, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Travis Johns, Elyse Mirto, Maya Lynne Robinson, Heather Alicia Simms and Rebecca Wisocky. (more...)

TheatreLAB Announces New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

?TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, is thrilled to announce their new Associate Artistic Director, Katrinah Carol Lewis! (more...)

Jarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3. (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center Announces its 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Red House Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2016-17 Main Stage Season which features a high-flying mix of musicals, plays and performances. This will be a season of exciting transition for the organization as it prepares to move operations from its current home to the new Redhouse @ City Center. There is so much excitement in store for the Syracuse Community! Samara Hannah, Acting Executive Director commented "We are thrilled to present an array of productions, from Tony Award-winning classics, to those packed with drama and comedy to tickle your funny bone. One thing is for sure, this season is not to be missed!" (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016. (more...)

MOTHER EMANUEL Opening at SoHo Playhouse August 13th as Part of FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MOTHER EMANUEL An American Musical Play Opens at FringeNYC 8/13   Rebel Theater in association with The Present Company presents MOTHER EMANUEL, an American Musical Play conceived by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and co-written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Adam Mace and Christian Lee Branch starting Saturday August 13 at Soho Playhouse as part of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Among Performers at Democratic National Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites have each announced on social media that they will be performing at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Part of Televised Performance Wednesday Night at Democratic Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites, Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway and Melissa Errico will be giving a televised performance Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch a teaser for the show! (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Star Opposite Adam Sandler in Netflix's Original Film SANDY WEXLER
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Today, Netflix announced that Academy Award and Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex and The City) will star opposite Adam Sandler in the Netflix original film SANDY WEXLER (more...)

Little-Known Alan Menken Musical KICKS May Get a Second Life
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 20, 2016

According to The New York Post's Michael Riedel, a little known Broadway musical from Alan Menken called KICKS may be getting a new life. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/20/2016 - 'PIRATES', MEN ON BOATS, Junie B. Jones and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 20, 2016

Today's big news: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson, opens tonight at Barrington Stage, MEN ON BOATS (more here) and Junie B. Jones arrive Off-Broadway, and the company of Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Natasha O'Brien and Stephen Barry to Lead CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Union Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Full casting is announced today for CHILDREN OF EDEN, which returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Amber Riley Perform 'I Am Changing' from the UK Premiere of DREAMGIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2016

An exclusive new video has been released in advance of the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls which will have preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's Season Opener IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the cast and artistic staff of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS, September 9 - October 16, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Lillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The world has loved the show-stopping Lillias White since she made her Broadway debut in Barnum in 1981. A Brooklyn native, White understudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and performed in the role in the 1987 revival. Since, Lillias White has taken television, film, and the stage by storm! (more...)


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WIZARD OF OZ and BRING IT ON to Play The Redhouse Arts Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents two familiar and popular summer shows in an alternating schedule: Bring it On the Musical and The Wizard of Oz. Both productions feature a cast of professional actors along with child actors from the Redhouse Theatrical Institute. Performances run alternating days July 28th through August 13th.  (more...)

DONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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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...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Your Performance Goals in the Context of Your Lifestyle
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jul 15, 2016

As one of the pianists for the original Broadway production of Annie, many of my voice teacher colleagues were horrified at the thought of little girls being asked to belt out songs such as 'Tomorrow' and 'Hard Knock Life.' And yet, many of these teachers refused to accept those young girls as students! At that time, many voice teachers would not agree to teach students who had unchanged, prepubescent voices. They were under the impression that voice lessons could permanently damage a child's voice, which remained a widely accepted belief for many years.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Under the Stars Celebrates DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

On Sun, July 10, 2016, Chris Isaacson Presents the 4th annual Broadway Under the Stars celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Tony Award-winning musical, Dreamgirls --- a complete sellout at the newly remodeled Ford Theatres in Hollywood, CA.  (more...)

Andre DeShields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Heads to Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kim Lawson and Donica Lynn. CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. runs August 25, 26 and 27, 2016 at 8pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Temah Higgins and DJ Martin Launch New Theatrical Booking & PR Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Temah Higgins, Executive Vice-President of Broadway Booking Office and DJ Martin, President of Bond Touring Group announce today the launch of Bond Theatrical Group, a fully independent Booking, Marketing and Publicity company for live entertainment productions across North America.  (more...)

Kecia Lewis & Rebecca Naomi Jones Will Lead MARIE AND ROSETTA at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will star in the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, directed by Atlantic Artistic DirectorNeil Pepe this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life July 8 through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life now through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Courtney Jamison to Star in DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Virginia Rep announces that beginning July 14, Courtney Jamison will replace Zuri Washington in the role of Deena in the current production of Dreamgirls. Jamison opened the show in the ensemble and as the understudy for Washington. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Milwaukee Rep's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

 Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces casting for the World Premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol.  Previously announced Milwaukee Rep favorite Jonathan Wainwright (Of Mice of Men, A Christmas Carolas Mr. Cratchit), will make his debut as Scrooge becoming the 12th actor in Milwaukee Rep history to portray one of Dicken's most recognizable characters.  He'll be joined by many familiar faces including Associate Artist Jonathan Gillard Daly (Man of La Mancha, Of Mice and Men) as Mr. Fezziwig, Michael Doherty (Ragtime) as Fred, Associate Artist Angela Iannone as Mrs. Fezziwig, Chike Johnson (Of Mice and Men) as Ghost of Christmas Present, Associate Artist Reese Madigan (Five Presidents) as Bob Cratchit, Associate Artist Jonathan Smoots (A Christmas Carol) as Marley, Malkia Stampley(Dreamgirls) as Mrs. Cratchit and Associate Artist Deborah Staples (Harvey, The Amish Project) as Ghost of Christmas Past.   Complete casting to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Reunite Triumphantly to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of the Broadway Show
by Don Grigware - Jul 12, 2016

Not in the least hard to fathom that the Dreamgirls' 35th anniversary concert presented under the auspices of Chris Isaacson Presents Broadway Under the Stars was a sellout. With Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday all headlining, who would not want to be there to marvel at the ageless talent of these amazing Broadway superstars? Directed by Iona Morris, choreographed by Lee Martino and musically directed by Kenneth Crouch, the evening also featured a bevy of other singing and dancing talents such as Frenchie Davis, Matt Zarley and a special fun appearance by Mary Wilson. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players to Present MURPHY'S LAW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players hosts a one-night-only concert reading of the road-trip musical comedy Murphy's Law with book, music, and lyrics by Andy Nagraj and Jonathan Spivey on Monday, July 25 at 8 PM. This concert reading is Richmond's first - but not final - taste of the musical since the original workshop at the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond in 2004. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway-Bound Allison Semmes Is Living Her Dream as MOTOWN's Diana Ross
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 10, 2016

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL has wowed audiences across the country, and after an exciting run on Broadway and a national tour, the magic of MOTOWN makes its way back to the Nederlander Theater for a limited 18 week engagement. BroadwayWorld sat down with the lovely Allison Semmes, who, after two and a half years in the MOTOWN family, continues to sparkle in the role of Diana Ross. (more...)

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