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Richard Rodgers Theatre (New York, NY)
226 W.46th St.

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Based on the screenplay by Dean Pitchford

Harris Center Welcomes the National Tour of PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

A thrilling update of classic Broadway fare--and winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival-- the national tour of Pippin comes to the intimacy of Stage One for five performances. Concluding the Harris Center "Big Stage" series, this unforgettable production is full of high-flying, death-defying acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. "Anyone who's seen this production knows how magical the theater can be. This production melds extraordinary circus acrobatics and magical illusions with 'ordinary' virtues like accomplished acting, singing, and dancing" (Boston Globe). (more...)

FSU 'Noles Head to BROADWAY SESSIONS this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 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 Theater Company Announces Registration for 11th Annual Workshop
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Applications are available for the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company's 11th Annual Summer Student Workshop. For the last ten years, students have performed a variety of shows in front of standing-room only audiences. This year, it's 'Robin Hood,' written by Gayle Stahlhuth and directed by Robert LeMaire, who also runs the workshop. (more...)

Stage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Producers Work Light Productions (RENT, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical) and The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked), in association with Aged in Wood and Michael Barra, today announced that a stage production of the murder mystery comedy thriller CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Tony, Emmy, and two-time Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 fundraising gala on Saturday evening, September 9. New this year will be the Gala's move to Saturday evening instead of Monday night as in past seasons. The Gala's theme, 'Moonlight Over Venice,' is a nod to the Playhouse's autumn production of 'Romeo and Juliet'. (more...)

THE KITE RUNNER Stage Adaptation, SHREK and More Coming to Sheffield in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

A host of new shows have been added to the Lyceum Theatre's line-up, including master illusionist Derren Brown, a stage adaptation of best-selling novel The Kite Runner, and looking ahead to 2018, the return of everyone's favourite ogre in Shrek The Musical. Tickets for the productions go on sale to Sheffield Theatres' Centre Stage Members on Saturday 13 May and to the general public on Saturday 20 May. (more...)

Cut Loose with FOOTLOOSE at Barter Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Barter Theatre introduces "Footloose: The Musical" on Friday May 19. The production starts this week and runs until August 12 on Barter Theatre's Gilliam Stage. The play features Joseph Matthew Veale, Sarah Laughland and other members of Barter Theatre's resident acting company. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Orfeh
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

The Alexander Children's Theatre School Presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

The Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS), in residence at the Umbrella Community Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA), is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for their upcoming production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL, running Friday, June 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 4 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Selladoor Productions Announces Brand New Tour of SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Funnier than the black death!  Spamalot is back in a brand-new production from Selladoor Productions and Mercury Theatre Colchester. Spamalot transfers from its critically acclaimed run in Colchester and will open on 11 September 2017 at Blackpool Opera House before embarking on a UK tour for 2017/2018 also visiting Korea in June as part of Selladoor Worldwide's ongoing International strategy. (more...)

SNAP! Productions to Mount Omaha Premiere of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

From June 1 to 25, 2017, SNAP! Productions will present the Omaha Premiere of one of the most talked-about shows in theatre history: CARRIE the musical. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Connecticut Premiere at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017. Opening Night is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

All Shall Know the Wonder: SPRING AWAKENING Arrives in Coral Gables
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Directed by BroadwayWorld Award-winning director Darius J. Manuel, and co-choreographed by Darius J. Manuel and Christine Kerber, comes an intimate, innovative and intense production of Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening. (more...)

Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan to Star in FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017 starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan, playing at the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 13 to Sat 17 June. (more...)

BWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The Armory
by Scott Rawson - May 22, 2017

    Grover's Corners is of course the backdrop to the romance of George Gibbs (Jon Churchwell) and Emily Webb (Amanda Rodriquez). With minimal set to interfere with the actor's ability to carry the story the play moves along initially at a refreshing small-town pace. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Spotlight BYU This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

This Thursday night, May 4th, Broadway Sessions welcomes the '17 graduating Music Dance Theatre class from BYU alongside Broadway alumni. (more...)

Roustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a comic retelling of a classic romance WITHERING HEIGHTS, based on 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte, written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein, bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep's Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere at Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. (more...)

Season 10 Champ & Broadway Alum Alisan Porter to Perform Live on NBC's THE VOICE
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Season 10 winner and Broadway veteran Alisan Porter is set to perform her new single "Deep Water" on the Today, May 2 (8-9 p.m.) live telecast of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning series THE VOICE. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - FALSETTOS' Christian Borle
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Falsettos- Christian Borle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tickets Selling Fast for FOOTLOOSE at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, the legendary 80s smash hit musical sensation Footloose: The Musical comes to the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch from 22 - 27 May. (more...)

OLD, FAT & F*CKED! NOW WHAT? to Debut at Montreal Fringe This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

How do you grow old and fat when you are a gay man living in a community where being young and slim is the official standard of attraction? Puelo Deir's latest comedic show tackles this struggle with humour, wit, and raunchy autobiographical anecdotes. (more...)

BWW Review: 2017 Triangle Rising Star Awards
by Jeffrey Kare - May 17, 2017

For the second year in a row, I had the great pleasure of attending the Triangle Rising Star Awards at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This regional competition brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent the Triangle in The National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City this summer on June 26th. The national competition celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions from all over the United States. (more...)

Syracuse University Alumni Hit Up BROADWAY SESSIONS this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Broadway Sessions welcomes Syracuse University grads and alum this week, 5/18. BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

LemonTree Creations presents a New Play by Raf Antonio
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Rope Running Out is the world premiere of a new play by Raf Antonio (Playwright's Guild of Canada's RBC Emerging Playwright Award winner, 2015) in the lemonTree {studio} at King & Bathurst from May 28th - June 10th, 2017. The ties of Nacio and Felix's love have begun to fray. Evolution is necessary for their non-physical sexual partnership - but something holds Nacio back. When a Footloose drifter from his past appears, Nacio must make a decision: stay bound to the world he knows or let go completely. (more...)

It Takes Three, Baby! Matthew Morrison and Wife Expecting First Child
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Matthew Morrison and his wife, Renee, are expecting their first child. We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

Cortland Rep Box Office Opens for Summer Sales on Monday 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Cortland Repertory Theatre Box Office will open for all summer ticket sales for their 46th annual season starting on Monday, May 22nd.  The Box Office is located at 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland, and is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, and on Saturdays from noon - 6:00 PM.  Once performances begin at the Little York Pavilion, the Box Office at that location is open from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM and 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM on performance days only. (more...)

BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 16, 2017

There seem to be something consistently appealing about the music of the 1980s; acts such as Rick Astley and Bananarama seem to attract more concert-goers today than they did in their heyday. It makes sense, therefore, for a revival of a musical featuring such classic hits as 'Holding Out For A Hero' and 'Let's Hear It For The Boy' would appeal to the current zeitgeist. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2017 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 32 schools in Central Florida. (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Will Be Broadcast Live from State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 FREDDY Awards were announced today, Thursday, May 11th, live on 69 WFMZ-TV during the Noon News broadcast. (more...)

Okoboji Summer Theater Announces 60th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Musicals by Kander & Ebb and Rodgers & Hammerstein, plus a classic Neil Simon comedy are among the shows being performed at the Okoboji Summer Theatre owned by Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. (more...)

He's The One That You Want! Jimmy Osmond to Visit Birmingham Hippodrome in New UK Tour of GREASE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to announce that global star Jimmy Osmond* (The Osmonds, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here) will visit Birmingham Hippodrome in the UK Tour of Grease from 29 May - 3 June. (more...)

ORDINARY DAYS at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Following two sold out performances at the Hen and Chickens in October, Streetlights, People! Productions are transferring their production of Adam Gwon's award-winning musical Ordinary Days to London Theatre Workshop for a strictly limited three-week engagement (29th May to 17th June, 2017). (more...)

Connecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Connecticut premiere of Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical opens this weekend at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in Washington, D.C. and New York City, including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF).  Performances being Thursday, May 11, Official Opening is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

NBC Has Heaven On Its Mind! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! to Air on Easter Sunday
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!,” a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre to Celebrate Music Legend Patsy Cline This June
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The nationally regarded Maine State Music Theatre celebrates music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, June 7 - 24. The touching true story, Always… Patsy Cline combines humor, heartache and 27 of Patsy's most unforgettable hits, such as "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams," and more. (more...)

GLEE's Matthew Morrison, Comedian Rob Schneider, and More Coming to SteelStacks
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Matthew Morrison of 'Glee' and comedian Rob Schneider are among the three new performances announced for the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks' Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling, located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Gene Kelly Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May 27th!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the nominees for the 27th Annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Beach Haven Elementary School Contributes to Re-Opening of Surflight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Elementary school children of Beach Haven School, a grade school of under 100 students, were deeply saddened in January 2015 when the sitting Board of Surflight Theatre announced they could no longer keep the theatre open and they were filing for liquidation. (more...)

DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben Dances Through Life Again with WICKED's Sterling Masters & Nicky Venditti
by Ben Cameron - May 1, 2017

In the episode below, Ben (a member of the original Broadway cast of Wicked) dances through life again with dance captains Sterling Masters and Nicky Venditti. Can you keep up? (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/30/2017
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/30/2017
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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/30/2017
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Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/30/2017
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/30/2017
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/30/2017
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/30/2017
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Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/30/2017
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