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Breaking News: GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, to Close Later This Month on BroadwayBreaking News: GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, to Close Later This Month on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

?Gigi, the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 21 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). The production, which began previews on Thursday, March 19 and opened officially on Wednesday, April 8, will have played 20 previews and 86 performances. (more...)

BWW TV: SOMETHING ROTTEN's Christian Borle on His Tony Win - 'It Was a Surreal, Delightful Surprise'BWW TV: SOMETHING ROTTEN's Christian Borle on His Tony Win - 'It Was a Surreal, Delightful Surprise'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle just took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. BroadwayWorld caught up with him in the winners' room right after his speech - click below to hear his reaction to the big win! (more...)

AVENUE Q and CLINTON THE MUSICAL Casts Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This WeekAVENUE Q and CLINTON THE MUSICAL Casts Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

This Thursday, June 11th, Broadway Sessions goes to “A Whole New World” featuring the casts of the musicals currently running at New World Stages, Avenue Q and Clinton the Musical. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Star Christian Borle's Best Featured Actor Tonys SpeechSTAGE TUBE: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Star Christian Borle's Best Featured Actor Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

Christian Borle just won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in SOMETHING ROTTEN! and you can watch his full acceptance speech below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 6/06 Pt. 2- ON THE TOWN, THE KING AND I, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 6/06 Pt. 2- ON THE TOWN, THE KING AND I, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our June 6 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Christian Borle Wins Tony for Best Featured Actor MusicalSOMETHING ROTTEN's Christian Borle Wins Tony for Best Featured Actor Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Christian Borle has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role as 'The Bard' in SOMETHING ROTTEN.  (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: DOGFIGHT's Audrey Johnson & Jens JacobsonTHE FRIDAY FIVE: DOGFIGHT's Audrey Johnson & Jens Jacobson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 5, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we introduce two actors from Street Theatre Company's production of Dogfight - one of the most eagerly anticipated new musicals we've heard about in the past 25-plus years of covering Nashville/Tennessee theatre - and, judging from their answers to our five questions and our new 'bonus round' question, Audrey Johnson and Jens Jacobson are two names we think you'll be talking about in the coming months (more...)

CLINTON: THE MUSICAL to End Off-Broadway Run This MonthCLINTON: THE MUSICAL to End Off-Broadway Run This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Clinton The Musical, the headline-making musical by Australian brothers Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges will end its run on Sunday, June 21 at 7PM after 15 previews and 86 performances at New World Stages. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 5th Annual Gershwin Award Winners 2015Photo Flash: First Look at 5th Annual Gershwin Award Winners 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

New York City. May 30, 2015-The 5th annual Gershwin Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students, was held on today at Chelsea Studios to select the Best Leading Actress and Best Leading Actor in the Greater New York City metropolitan area. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of New SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Asian TourMeet the Full Cast of New SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Asian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group, Ten Bridges Media Corp., and Robert Stigwood Organisation, the producers behind the new Asian Tour of the West End and Broadway hit musical SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, are delighted to reveal the show's full cast, led by previously announced principal casts Brandon Rubendall as Tony Manero and Jenna Rubaii as Stephanie Mangano. (more...)

VIDEO: The Men Show Off Their Moves in New MAGIC MIKE XXL TrailerVIDEO: The Men Show Off Their Moves in New MAGIC MIKE XXL Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

USA Today has shared an all-new full-length trailer for MAGIC MIKE XXL. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/29/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Long Beach Celebrates Gene Kelly's LegacyLong Beach Celebrates Gene Kelly's Legacy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, and film director…Gene Kelly has done it all, leaving the world with a legacy of great performances. Now, three Long Beach events will pay tribute to the American icon. The tribute begins with a three-week run of the Broadway stage spectacle "Singin' in the Rain," presented live on stage by Musical Theatre West, July 10-26. (more...)

VIDEO: Matt Bomer Reveals Song That Makes Him Want to Get Up & DanceVIDEO: Matt Bomer Reveals Song That Makes Him Want to Get Up & Dance
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Matt Bomer spoke with ET at the Hollywood premiere of Magic Mike XXL, and he revealed the song that most makes him want to get up and dance. (and strip?) (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Peregrine Theatre's CARRIE THE MUSICAL With Missy Michael Jamieson, Paige McNamara and More!STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Peregrine Theatre's CARRIE THE MUSICAL With Missy Michael Jamieson, Paige McNamara and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2015

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will be performing its entire 2015 season in the old high school auditorium at Provincetown Schools, 12 Winslow Street in Provincetown, MA. This allows Peregrine to transform the space into Carrie's high school in Chamberlain, Maine. During this interactive theatrical experience they invite the audience to attend prom and fully commit to the world of CARRIE the musical for a night they will never forget. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AMAZING GRACE arrives on Broadway, RUTHLESS! returns to NYC and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Kenny Loggins to Guest Star on USA Comedy Series PLAYING HOUSEVIDEO: Kenny Loggins to Guest Star on USA Comedy Series PLAYING HOUSE
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Legendary and beloved award-winning singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins has been tapped to guest star in the second season of USA Network's critically-acclaimed half-hour comedy series PLAYING HOUSE. (more...)

This Week's BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate Seven Years of ConcertsThis Week's BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate Seven Years of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

This Thursday, June 25th, Broadway Sessions will celebrate 7 years of weekly programming with a special all star concert featuring past Sessions guests. (more...)

The Bacon Brothers to Perform at The Orleans Showroom, 8/1-2The Bacon Brothers to Perform at The Orleans Showroom, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Multi-talented musical siblings The Bacon Brothers will perform their only West Coast appearance at The Orleans Showroom, Aug. 1 and 2. (more...)

WATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This FallWATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

WATERFALL, the epic new Broadway bound musical love story, which had its world premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director, Sheldon Epps) on June 7, 2015, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 28. The production will next play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre October 1-25, 2015. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Ryann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyRyann Redmond, Bryan Batt and More Star in HAIRSPRAY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Muny presents Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, featuring music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

WBT to Present Stephen Schwartz's GODSPELLWBT to Present Stephen Schwartz's GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

This immensely successful rock opera was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden). (more...)

HAIRPSRAY to Run 7/22-8/2 at the CovedaleHAIRPSRAY to Run 7/22-8/2 at the Covedale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Avenue announces the Cincinnati Young People's Theatre's 34th annual summer musical - Hairspray running Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday, August 2, 2015! (more...)

Immersive CARRIE: THE MUSICAL to Reopen Los Angeles Theatre This FallImmersive CARRIE: THE MUSICAL to Reopen Los Angeles Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Producers Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman and The Transfer Group have announced that CARRIE: THE MUSICAL will return to Los Angeles this October at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, direct from its acclaimed run at the La Mirada Theatre this past spring. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJeremy Jordan, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/22/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Closes Today on Broadway; Tour to Launch Next YearGIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Closes Today on Broadway; Tour to Launch Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

Gigi, the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will play its final performance today, Sunday, June 21 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). The production, which began previews on Thursday, March 19 and opened officially on Wednesday, April 8, will have played 20 previews and 86 performances. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 22-28, Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Tony Yazbeck, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 22-28, Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Tony Yazbeck, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 21, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Jeremy Jordan at 54 Below; Pageant: The Original Cast Recording Launch Concert; The Music of Paul Gordon: Featuring Sarah Stiles, Jeremy Kushnier, and More; Lauren Worsham: Corsets and Combat Boots; and Tony Yazbeck in 'The Floor Above Me.' (more...)

Broadway Sessions to Welcome Cast Members from GIGI, FINDING NEVERLAND & More, 6/4Broadway Sessions to Welcome Cast Members from GIGI, FINDING NEVERLAND & More, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, June 4th, Broadway Sessions welcomes Dawn Cantwell, Max Clayton, Chris Dwan and more (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Matt Bomer's Dreamy Cover of 'Heaven' from MAGIC MIKE XXLVIDEO: Watch Matt Bomer's Dreamy Cover of 'Heaven' from MAGIC MIKE XXL
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

'Normal Heart' star (and heartthrob!) Matt Bomer gives his dreamy rendition of Bryan Adams' 'Heaven' in this clip from MAGIC MIKE XXL. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: This Weekend's Best BetsCRITICS' CHOICE: This Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 19, 2015

Looking for a way to beat the heat this weekend? What's better than sinking into a seat in a darkened auditorium and letting the talented actors onstage whisk you way to a whole different world from the world iin which you toil Monday through Friday? Theater companies throughout the midstate are ready to dazzle you with their latest productions and here are some of this weekend's best bets... (more...)

VIDEO: JANE EYRE Composer Pulls 'I Am Alive' Pop Video from the VaultsVIDEO: JANE EYRE Composer Pulls 'I Am Alive' Pop Video from the Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

In celebration of Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon's recent relocation from Los Angles to New York City, Paul has released an archived and unknown video from his time as a pop Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter in the 1990s. Co-written with former rock band TOTO frontman, Joseph Williams, (and recorded with much of the TOTO band), the song 'I Am Alive', features Paul's rocking vocals and brilliant writing. Click below to watch the music video! (more...)

Riley Thomas to Return to NYMF with WEARING BLACK This JulyRiley Thomas to Return to NYMF with WEARING BLACK This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and DARK PROPHETS PRODUCTION LLC are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Wearing Black, winner Best Original Score at FRIGID New York, with book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas (writer/composer of the sold out award-winning NYMF show STUCK, now a feature film starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.), music direction by Ben Caplan and directed by J. Scott Lapp (Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde; National Tours Murder for Two, Xanadu; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse; The Barn Stage  Company). (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present FOOTLOOSE, 7/8-8/9Laguna Playhouse to Present FOOTLOOSE, 7/8-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the first show in their 2015-2016 season, the smash-hit musical, Footloose, stage adaption by Dean Pitchford & Walter Bobbie, based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford, music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford with additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins & Jim Steinman. The musical direction is by Jeff Biering and the production will be choreographed and directed by Paula Hammons Sloan. 'What better way to kick off the summer and our 2015 season of so many diverse choices than with this joyous celebration of finding the courage to stand up for what's right,' comments Wood. 'We are thrilled to have Paula Hammons Sloan directing what is sure to be a rocking production and this cast is going to have our audiences dancing in the aisles,' adds Wareham. Footloose will begin performances on Wednesday, July 8 and will run through Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

GIGI Cast Serenades JERSEY BOYS Neighbors with 'So Long, Farewell'GIGI Cast Serenades JERSEY BOYS Neighbors with 'So Long, Farewell'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens and the cast of Broadway's GIGI took to the street to serenade the cast of JERSEY BOYS, their neighboring show at 52nd Street's August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Cool Down in the DarkCRITICS' CHOICE: Cool Down in the Dark
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 16, 2015

Looking for an early summer diversion? We're happy to suggest some theatrical offerings to occupy your time, to keep you out of the heat and humidity - which seems to have really descended upon us this past week - and place you smack in the middle of a darkened auditorium that's certain to cool you down while entertaining you in high style… (more...)

Katrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHTKatrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its second developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Midsummer Night by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn on June 27 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Welcome Broadway Guest Artists for Adult Master ClassesPlayhouse on Park to Welcome Broadway Guest Artists for Adult Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Ron Todorowski, currently in the cast of FINDING NEVERLAND, and Broadway veteran Susan Haefner will each offer a two-hour master class for students ages 16 and up. (more...)

Broadway Palm to Cut Loose This Summer with FOOTLOOSE, 7/9-8/15Broadway Palm to Cut Loose This Summer with FOOTLOOSE, 7/9-8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

?Broadway Palm is cutting loose this summer with the high-energy musical Footloose, playing July 9 through August 15, 2015.  Based on the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon, the musical celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALLBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

VIDEO: MAGIC MIKE XXL's Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer & More Make Surprise Appearance at LA LGBT Pride ParadeVIDEO: MAGIC MIKE XXL's Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer & More Make Surprise Appearance at LA LGBT Pride Parade
by Movies News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Promoting their upcoming film MAGIC MIKE XXL, stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez participated in this weekend's LGBT Pride parade held in Los Angeles. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of MAGIC MIKE Reveal Porn Names & More on JIMMY KIMMELVIDEO: Cast of MAGIC MIKE Reveal Porn Names & More on JIMMY KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

MAGIC MIKE XXL stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, and Adam Rodriguez stopped by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and shared that they're not uncomfortable about seeing each other naked. Later, the actors reveal what their "porn names" are. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Pasadena Playhouse's World Premiere of WATERFALLBWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Pasadena Playhouse's World Premiere of WATERFALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps) presents the World premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, starring Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit and featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20.   (more...)

SUMMER STAGES: What's Hot in NashvilleSUMMER STAGES: What's Hot in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 12, 2015

It's already heating up in Nashville and it's not even summer yet! But Nashville area theater companies are hard at work to ensure that audiences have a lot to choose from in the way of live theater presented in cool, darkened theaters. Here are our suggestions for the most eagerly anticipated shows of the sultry summer season… (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at UK Tour of LOVE ME TENDER- Formerly ALL SHOOK UPPhoto Flash: First Look at UK Tour of LOVE ME TENDER- Formerly ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group present the UK and Ireland tour of 'LOVE ME TENDER' - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley (a revised version of Broadway's ALL SHOOK UP). Starring in the production are Mica Paris as 'Sylvia', Sian Reeves as 'Mayor Matilda Hyde' and Shaun Williamson as 'Jim' with Ben Lewis as 'Chad'. The rest of the company includes: Mark Andersonas 'Dennis'; Aretha Ayehas 'Lorraine'; Chris Howell as 'Sheriff Earl'; Felix Mosse as 'Dean'; Laura Tebbutt as 'Natalie'; Kate Tydman as 'Miss Sandra'; Sophie Ayres; Jamie Hughes-Ward; Will Jeffs;Jacob Maynard; Matthew McKenna; Elliot Powell;Stephanie Rojas; Ruthie Stephens; Paulo Teixeira;Lindsey Tierney; Sharon Wattis and T'Shan Williams. (more...)

Ben Fankhauser, Phillip Boykin and More to Lead BIG RIVER at Music Circus This MonthBen Fankhauser, Phillip Boykin and More to Lead BIG RIVER at Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The 65th Music Circus season continues with the dynamic musical Big River, Mark Twain's masterwork "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" brought to toe-tapping musical life by the genius behind "King of the Road," Roger Miller. Performances are Tuesday, June 23 through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

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