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Ford Center for the Performing Arts (New York, NY)
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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.



Marriott Theatre Continues 2017 Season with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 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 June 21 through August 13, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Donica Lynn to Present 5th Annual TODAY'S A GOOD DAY - WALK WITH ME Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Donica Lynn announces the fifth annual benefit concert Today's a Good Day-Walk With Me at 8:00pm on Monday, June 26, 2017 at The Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. All proceeds from tickets sales, donations, and raffle will be donated equally to the American Cancer Society and the American Brain Tumor Association. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & James Corden Face Off in No-Holds-Barred Rap Battle
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden challenged guest Jennifer Hudson to a no-holds-barred rap battle, and Jennifer unleashes her knockout punch at the end of the fight. Check out the latest edition of 'Drop the Mic' below! (more...)

MOTHER EMANUEL: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL PLAY to Premiere at New Freedom Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

New Freedom Theatre continues their 50th Year with the award winning new work, Mother Emanuel: An American Musical Play - Inspired By the Life and Legacy of the Emanuel Nine, running June 14-25th at Freedom Theatre (1346 N. Broad Street). (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Returns with 23rd Edition: *IN DREAMS*
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

(mostly)musicals returned to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, May 22nd, for its 23rd edition, titled '*in dreams*.' BroadwayWorld has photos from the dreamy night below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Miquel Tejada, director musical de BROADWAY AND WEST END DIVAS
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 5, 2017

Hablamos con el director musical del concierto BROADWAY AND WEST END DIVAS que tendra lugar el proximo 7 de julio en el Festival Jardins de Pedralbes. (more...)

Broadway and Philadelphia Stars Team Up for Theatre Horizon's ZANNA DON'T
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Welcome to Heartsville High and the magical musical Zanna Don't, where the captain of the chess team is a sex symbol, the quarterback is a nerd, and everyone is gay!-well, almost everyone. Following the success of last year's sold-out Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA), Philadelphia and Broadway stars join together once again for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series. Zanna Don't will be presented on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAN OF LA MANCHA Takes on Windmills Tonight in La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

VIDEO: WICKED Defies Gravity Like Never Before at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek! Watch Wicked stars Suzie Mathers and Willemijn Verkaik as they wow audiences! (more...)

VIDEO: Callin' Out Around the World! MOTOWN Grooves at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek! The stars of MOTOWN brought their beat to the outdoor concert series, check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Ain't It Great? West End Live Visits Agrabah with ALADDIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Watch as the cast of ALADDIN practically steals the show with their collection of stellar performances! (more...)

VIDEO: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is There at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. The Phantom of the Opera stars Ben Forster and Celinde Schoenmaker softly and deftly took the stage, check out the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: West End Live Keeps Strutting Along with KINKY BOOTS
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Watch below as Kinky Boots brings glitz, glamour, and attitude to the stage! (more...)

VIDEO: One Day Only! DREAMGIRLS Dazzles West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Dreamgirls belted and blew away the crowds, check out the performances below! (more...)

VIDEO: Hear Their Prayer - LES MISERABLES Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. The cast of Les Miserables waved the flag of revolution for one day more, watch below! (more...)

VIDEO: Gone, Gone, Gone! BAT OUT OF HELL Rocks & Rolls at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Bat Out of Hell brought rock and grunge and wild adventure to the stage, watch below! (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - WEST END LIVE 2017 Returns to London This Weekend
by Roy Tan - Jun 22, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Sharon Leal Joins the Cast of New Drama Series INSTINCT
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

CBS announced today that Sharon Leal has joined the cast of the new drama series INSTINCT, set to premiere during the 2017-2018 season. INSTINCT follows Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming), a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life by tenacious NYPD detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) when she needs his help to stop a serial killer. (more...)

VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Created and directed by RAndy Johnson, who wrote and directed the hit Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin, with book by Cheryl West (Play On!). Click below for a sneak preview at the talented ensemble! (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Foundation, will now close August 20, 2017 after 26 performances.  A previously scheduled September 9 performance has been canceled. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has been extended twice. (more...)

BWW Interview: PRiMA Theatre Benefit Event Starring Billy Porter
by Christy Brooks - Jun 21, 2017

The 2017 PRiMA Theatre Benefit Concert July 14th and 15th, featuring Broadway Star, Billy Porter., in Lancaster, PA (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Bring 'MELLOW TONE' to Marines' Memorial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Will Be the Subject of a New Musical- First Listen!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the new musical by award-winning Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, Enrique Brown, choreographer, and directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play 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 begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. (more...)

Tony & Two-Time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday Comes to San Francisco 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Deborah Cox-Led THE BODYGUARD Musical to Make North Texas Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth have announced a co-presentation of the first U.S. national tour hit musical THE BODYGUARD, to play at the Music Hall at Fair Park July 18-30, 2017. This sensational production will then head over to Fort Worth, where it will play at Bass Performance Hall August 1-6, 2017. (more...)

Star-Studded Line-up Announced for West End Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Giles Terera and Danielle Tarento are presenting a West End fundraising gala evening of song, dance and comedy for the hundreds of families made homeless and the relatives of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

YITZHAK RABIN: CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION and More Set for Ford Theatres' 2017 Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Ford's 2017 season lineup celebrates diverse cultures through theatre and performing arts. Highlights include Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination, presented with the Skirball Cultural Center, in association with The Lincoln Center Festival; and The Hubble Cantata - in association with the LA Opera - an hour-long, space-inspired cantata featuring music by composer Paola Prestini, libretto by Royce Vavrek and a cutting-edge virtual reality film, Fistful of Stars, by Eliza McNitt. (more...)

Kevin Black's SWING! SWING! SWING! Returns to Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jun 2, 2017

Last fall Stage Door Theatre's Theatre 2 jumped and jived with Kevin Black's exuberant production of Swing! Swing! Swing! The Carbonell Recommended musical revue was so popular with Stage Door audiences, that the theatre's Executive Producer Dee Wilson-Bunn decided it would be the perfect vehicle to 'jazz up' Stage Door's 2017 summer season.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 19th, 2017 - Angela Lansbury in THE CHALK GARDEN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Angela Lansbury leads The Acting Company's benefit reading of THE CHALK GARDEN, and Rosie O'Donnell emcees a star-studded reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES! (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Extends Sold Out Run at RTP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????Richmond Triangle Players joyfully announces it is extending the smash, sell-out run of the wackiest wedding musical ever onstage, It Shoulda Been You. This delightful farce, with a cast comprised of some of Richmond's finest musical-comedy performers, is adding four performances and will now close on July 8, 2017.  The production is sponsored by Hayes & Fisk Photography and Mosaic Catering. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 18
by Audition Roundup - Jun 18, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 18, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Cast and Artists Announced for HOT METAL MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh­­ announces a cast of 8 singers, who will perform 21 songs by 31 artists in its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, a showcase of members' work. With the assistance of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and extensive support from the Pittsburgh CLO, Hot Metal Musicals will be presented on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7:15 pm at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. (more...)

ZANNA, DON'T (THE REBOOT) Adds Extra Performance at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Due to overwhelming popular demand, Norristown's Theatre Horizon has added an extra performance of the brand new version of Tim Acito's off-Broadway hit musical Zanna, Don't. (more...)

Project1VOICE to Stage Readings of Dael Orlandersmith's YELLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Project1VOICE One Play One Day 2017 is set, with over 40 theater companies and organizations participating in celebrating the American theater with staged readings of Yellowman--the 2002 Pulitzer-Prize finalist for Drama--by Dael Orlandersmith on Monday, June 19, 2017. (more...)

The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Are the Subject of a New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

MULTISTAGES is pleased to announce the new musical by award-winning Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer and directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play 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 begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. Press are invited to all performances.   (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

GRUMPY OLD MEN The Musical To Receive Industry Reading in NYC
by Peter Danish - Jun 14, 2017

GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL a stage adaptation of the classic 1993 Warner Bros. motion picture comedy, 'Grumpy Old Men,' will be presented this Thursday, June 15th @ 11am & 3pm in New York City. Attendance is by invitation only. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Kick off Broadway @ The Art House Series This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, kicks off the seventh consecutive season of his smash hit Broadway @ The Art House concert series with two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris for two shows only on July 1 and 2, with series host Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Announces One Day Sale 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following box office sensations Dreamgirls, Ragtime and Man of La Mancha Milwaukee Repertory Theater kicks off it's 2017/18 Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse with a special One Day Sale on Monday, June 19 for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls.  The One Day Sale on Monday, June 19 offers a 25% discount on all adult tickets when using promotional code DICE.  Tickets start as low as $30.00 and can be purchased at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling The Rep's Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in-person at 108 East Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee. The Rep's Ticket Office will be open from 9am to 6pm for the One Day Sale and the special pricing will be available online from 7am to 11:59pm. Guys and Dolls begins performances September 19 and runs through October 29 in the Quadracci Powerhouse. (more...)

Tim Acito to Premiere Revised ZANNA, DON'T (the Reboot) at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Everything old is new again, and leave it to Tim Acito, writer of the 2003 off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't, to prove that adage. The composer will premiere a brand new version of his beloved musical, appropriately called Zanna Don't (the Reboot), at Theatre Horizon for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 10, 2017

Happy Tonys season BroadwayWorld! Is your CD collection and iPod Tonys ready? The big show-the 71th annual Tony Awards-is just over 24 hours away! Naturally, New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies, which will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8/7c on CBS. As always, this Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

Comic David Alan Grier Returns to Treasure Island this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Stand-up comic and Broadway, film and television star David Alan Grier will perform at the Treasure Island Theater with Kira Soltanovich on Friday, July 14 at 9 p.m. (more...)

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