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Based on the screenplay by Dean Pitchford


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...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Offers Season Finale Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Full Casting for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has today announced completed casting for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, which returns to the theatre from 11 August in an extended run through to 23 September 2017. (more...)

Two Shillings and Six Pence Present THE WASP at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Written by Morgan Lloyd Malcom, The Wasp is an electric thriller asking how far beyond the playground we carry our childhood experiences and what lengths we are willing to go to overcome them. (more...)

Kenny Loggins to Join the Pacific Symphony for SUMMERFEST Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

"Lose your blues, everybody cut loose!" Shouldn't be too hard to do when the iconic rocker Kenny Loggins joins Pacific Symphony for a concert co-presented with the OC Fair, featuring the popular singer's greatest hits. For more than four remarkable decades, Loggins' smash songs have catapulted the dynamic singer-songwriter to the top of the charts, making him the toast of the Grammys. And now-backed by the full symphony orchestra, led by Symphony favorite Albert-George Schram-Loggins and his talented band come to Orange County to belt out many of his most-loved tunes, from "Danny's Song" and "House at Pooh Corner," to "This Is It," "Celebrate Me Home," the blockbuster "Footloose" and more! For those seeking a sensational musical evening under a perfect Southern California sky-"This is it!" (more...)

Joanne Clifton and Ben Adams to Star in UK Tour of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Flashdance - The Musical returns to the UK for the first time since 2011 starring Strictly favourite Joanne Clifton and singer-songwriter Ben Adams, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 05 August 2017 prior to an extensive UK tour. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 98th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"  HAIRSPRAY will begin previews on Wednesday, July 5; will open on Sunday, July 9 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben Dances to Belmont Avenue with A BRONX TALE's Brittany Conigatti!
by Ben Cameron - Jun 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our exclusive series: DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK! Join your Broadway buddy, Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Broadway Sessions), as he goes into the studio to learn original Broadway choreography from the folks who know it best... the dance captains! (more...)

Other Theatre Announces 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company, now rebranded as "Other Theatre," is pleased to announce its 4th season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, presented in association with Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project and directed by Kelly Howe. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Offers NYMF Sneak Peek Tomorrow Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

East Lynne Presents Free Performance of ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The more the Sheriff of Nottingham collected ever-increasing taxes to stuff the pockets of the corrupt Prince John and his own pockets, the more Robin Hood fought to get that money back to the original owners. He was aided by Little John, Friar Tuck, and others, in Sherwood Forest.    (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast Announced for London Fringe Premiere of 9 TO 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Casting has been announced today and tickets are on sale for the London Fringe Premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical which is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village from 30th August through to 1st October 2017 with press night on 1st September, at 7.30 p.m.  (more...)

IT'S A WOMAN'S WORLD to Bring Female Fortitude to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

They've got the MUSIC, they've got the BEAT, and they've got the FUNNY FEELING it's going to be one hell of a LADIES NIGHT OUT! (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Visits Storyhouse As Part Of 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

2017 has marked 30 years since Bill Kenwright's production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Full Casting & Creative Team Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The LEXington Theatre Company presents its third summer production, combining "Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls." Lexington's own Laura Bell Bundy (Tony-Nominee for Legally Blonde), will be on hand to co-direct the show (schedule permitting), alongside The LEX Artistic Director, Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid). The production will feature the Tony-nominated original Broadway choreography, by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen, (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde). (more...)

BWW Interview: " People Behind the Curtain"- Steve Steiner of SURFLIGHT THEATRE
by Pati Buehler - Jun 18, 2017

Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, professional theatre is returning to Beach Haven and the community and tourists couldn't be happier! (more...)

GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company presents I AND YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Lauren Gunderson's I and You in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from June 28 through July 9, 2017. The production is directed by WAM Theatre Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven. (more...)

BWW Interview: Connor Donnelly of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Seaside Pavilion
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - Jun 16, 2017

What's Socrates got to do with it anyway? I sat down with Connor Donnelly (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Footloose) who plays Schroeder and found out some information about the rehearsal process for YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at the Seaside Pavilion. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GREASE Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 9, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

The Media Theatre Puts A Youthful Spin on INTO THE WOODS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

The Media Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim's Tony winning classic "Into The Woods" through July 30 this summer.  Sondheim, working with James Lapine, create a timeless and relevant piece using fairy tale characters that is both touching and profound. (more...)

Photo Flash: GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

First Line-Up Of Storyhouse Shows Announced For Spring 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Storyhouse can reveal the first shows in its Spring Season 2018 - with headline names in comedy, opera and dance all making a date with the Chester venue. (more...)

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company to Present FOOTLOOSE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents Footloose! (more...)

Fall 2017 McDaniel College Theatre Performances Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2017. (more...)

JACK Presents the New York Premiere of MACHINALIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In 1928, Ruth Snyder was executed for the murder of her husband; that same year, Sophie Treadwell wrote Machinal, inspired by Snyder's story. Now, playwright Steph Del Rosso has crafted a relentless, raucous exploration of feminism - part rock concert, part performance art - inspired by Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece. This production, created for the IDEAS Festival 2017 in San Diego and subsequently presented at Ubuntu Theater in the Bay Area, lands at JACK under the direction of rising theater-maker Will Detlefsen. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE Leaps Onto The Stage At Cortland Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre invites audiences to kick off their Sunday shoes and cut loose with their next exciting summer production: the musical stage version of the 1980's hit movie "Footloose"! (more...)

BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Surflight Theatre - The reopening of the Beach Haven landmark!
by Gina Zenyuch - Jul 3, 2017

'Footloose' follows a Chicago teen, Ren McCormack, who recently moved to a small town where dancing and rock music have been banned. As he struggles to fit in, he also fights to change the minds of the conservative Reverend Shaw Moore and the entire town. The music is written by Tom Snow with lyrics by Dean Pitchford and additional lyrics by Kenny Loggins. The book is by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde, the third mainstage production from The LEXington Theatre Company, opened last night, and features original choreography by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde), as well as original Broadway cast members Kevin Pariseau and Chico the Chihuahua. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Omigod You Guys! Watch Highlights from Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE in Lexington
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. The Tony nominated actress teamed up with The LEX Artistic Director Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid), for her directorial debut. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

NBC's THE VOICE Season 10 Winner Alisan Porter Releases New Single 'Change'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and history-making Season 10 victor of NBC's The Voice Alisan Porter releases her brand new single 'CHANGE' at all digital retailers today. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE and SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY Add Shows at Barter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences have spoken, and Barter Theatre is listening. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce that the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara, directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

Lions and Tigers and Bares, Oh My! Theme Announced For WEST END BARES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Now in its eighth year as the West End's hottest annual fundraiser, join the cast of WEST END BARES as they strip off to see the Wizard in WEST END BARES: RUBY STRIPPERS at The Novello Theatre on Sunday 29 October with performances at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. (more...)

Review Roundup: Laguna Playhouse's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. 'We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer,' comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham 'We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the 'nicest kids in town' back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!'   (more...)

No Booking Fee For FOOTLOOSE At Peacock Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Footloose is back and better than ever before. Everybody cut loose as the explosive 1980s rock 'n' roll sensation bursts onto the stage in a remastered show for 2017, starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan, which comes to London's Peacock Theatre this September. Book tickets here from £25! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Mary Gordon Murray
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 18, 2017

Today's subject Mary Gordon Murray is currently living her theatre life onstage at The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater playing Fräulein Schneider in the national tour of Cabaret. The production plays through August 6th. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Reputation to Protect: Neil Starkenberg Stars as MSMT's Danny Zuko
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 16, 2017

'I imagine that Danny is the youngest in a family of boys, and he feels he has to live up to the name Zuko at Rydell High. In the movie he says 'I've got a reputation to protect,' and I think that goes a long way to explaining his behavior.' Neil Starkenberg is commenting on his role debut in Maine State Music Theatre's upcoming production of Grease, which begins a run at the Pickard Theater on July 19. For the twenty-eight year-old actor, the iconic part of the fifties greaser, Danny Zuko, is a dream come true, and Starkenberg has spent a great deal of time preparing for the part. (more...)

Interview: Lucas 'Rico' Corrubia Talks Career in Broadway's Audio World, Stars from Michael Crawford to Liza Minnelli, Health Troubles & His Journey Back to Work
by Robert Diamond - Jul 14, 2017

Currently, Lucas is mostly staying at his home in Atlantic City recovering from severe complications he received from open heart surgery in January 2016. He suffered extensive injuries to his hands and feet, spent a total of 4 1/2 months in the cardiac ICU at Brigham and Women's hospital & various rehabs and has been unable to return work. He is anxiously waiting to work with new hand and finger prosthetics while continuing to get stronger every day...all this while keeping an amazingly positive attitude and having his wife Rebecca by his side. (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...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Engaging and Lively ALL SHOOK UP
by Chris Gibson - Jul 14, 2017

ALL SHOOK UP, a celebration of music performed by the King, Elvis Presley, is a entertaining mash-up of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, combined with some ideas from Footloose, and with just a pinch of the movie version of GREASE (book by Joe DiPietro). I know how that sounds, but instead of taking itself or the music too seriously, this show actually achieves a sort of subversive and hilarious kitsch appeal. It's the current production on the MUNY's stage, and it's a splashy, funny, silly, and tune-filled hoot from start to finish. (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...)

DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben Hitches a Ride with Balaga and THE GREAT COMET's Celia Mei Rubin!
by Ben Cameron - Jul 13, 2017

In the episode below, Ben hitches a ride with Balaga with the help of one of the dance captains from NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Celia Mei Rubin. Can you keep up? (more...)

Stagecrafters Youth Theatre to Let Loose with FOOTLOOSE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Stagecrafters Youth Theatre, whose performers are ages 8 to 18, presents Footloose running July 20 through July 23 at the Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre on the Main Stage at 415 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067. (more...)

Photo Flash: FOOTLOOSE Leaps Onto The Stage At Cortland Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre invites audiences to kick off their Sunday shoes and cut loose with their next exciting summer production: the musical stage version of the 1980's hit movie 'Footloose'! (more...)

Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD to Make World Premiere at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Actor, novelist and playwright Jim Shankman, the recipient of the Best Playwriting Award at 2015 FringeNYC for his play The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will, will debut his latest work, Heartless Bastard, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

Orfeh & Andy Karl Will Release LEGALLY BOUND Live Album in August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

She has a 'powerhouse voice' (The New York Times). He is 'a theater world heartthrob' (The New York Times). And together Orfeh and Andy Karl have had an impressively long run as one of Broadway's best couples. (more...)

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