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Based upon The Gospel According to St. Matthew

The story of Jesus told in a whimsical, sweet rock musical.


Open Book: ON YOUR FEET!'s Bookwriter Alexander Dinelaris Finds Songs To Move Stories Forward
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Writing musicals with existing song catalogs presents unique challenges. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Tituss Burgess, Jose Llana and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly lineup for May 11-22. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Press Conference For Stephen Schwartz's New Musical, SCHIKANEDER, Livestreamed May 10th
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

The new musical is based on the true story of the librettist for Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE. (more...)

Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards to Be Presented at the Des Moines Civic Center, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A celebration of musical talent from Iowa high school students will soon take the Des Moines Civic Center stage. On Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Des Moines Performing Arts will present the fourth annual Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase that will recognize 34 high schools from across the state. The program has continued to grow by leaps and bounds since nine schools first participated during its inaugural year in 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2016

A celebration of musical talent from Iowa high school students will soon take the Des Moines Civic Center stage. On Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Des Moines Performing Arts will present the fourth annual Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase that will recognize 34 high schools from across the state. The program has continued to grow by leaps and bounds since nine schools first participated during its inaugural year in 2012.  Check out the preview video below! (more...)

Northwestern's American Music Theatre Project to Host WELL WORN WORDS Reading, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University will present a reading of 'Well Worn Words' by the Discount Ghost Stories Collective, June 2nd at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts in Evanston, Illinois. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Oliver Jones & Leanne Jarvis on SENSATION - A CONCERT CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF THE WHO
by Jenny Ell - May 5, 2016

Celebrating the music of The Who, one of the most iconic bands of all time, Sensation is about to embark on a UK tour featuring fantastic singers and a live band. In the midst of rehearsals, BWW:UK speaks to Musical Director Kevin Oliver Jones and vocalist Leanne Jarvis who was a finalist on Season 2 of BBC's The Voice. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Dawn Cantwell Sings 'If You Were Mine' on BROOKLYN CRUSH Cast Album
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2016

Broadway Records and producer Jeremy Handelman recently announced long awaited release of the original Off-Broadway cast album of the award winning musical, BROOKLYN CRUSH (formerly F#%king Up Everything) by David Eric Davis and Sam Forman. Click below to watch Dawn Cantwell singing 'If You Were Mine' in the recording studio! Cantwell is currently playing 'Nessarose' in WICKED on Broadway. (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at Ohio Theatre on Sale 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Columbus' most popular musical, will return to the Ohio Theatre August 17-September 4. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Beatles Show LET IT BE to Open Ogunquit Playhouse's 84th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 84th season with the international smash hit direct from London's West End and Broadway, LET IT BE - A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles, rocking the stage from May 18 to June 11. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Saenger Theatre Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre with performances from Wednesday, May 25 - Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Westport Community Theatre Announces GODSPELL As Next Production
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

Godspell is next at Westport Community Theatre! Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." (more...)

Rachel Tucker Returns To West End WICKED! New Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that, from Monday 5 September 2016, the new cast that will lead the award-winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre will include: Rachel Tucker, who will return to the London production direct from a triumphant run on Broadway to play Elphaba; Suzie Mathers, who joins from the Australian production to star as Glinda; Oliver Savile, who continues as Fiyero; Anita Dobson, who joins to play Madame Morrible; Mark Curry, who continues as The Wizard; original cast member Martin Ball, who returns to play Doctor Dillamond; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones, who continues as Nessarose and Idriss Kargbo, who joins to play Boq. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: He's a Music Man- How Long Did it Take Alex Lacamoire to Orchestrate HAMILTON? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2016

Just call him the music man. Alex Lacamoire is the man in charge of the sound of HAMILTON. As music director, he heads the show's orchestra nightly at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and as the orchestrator, he has earned his second Tony nomination. So long long did it take for him to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda's music to life? He's telling all below! (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Community College of Baltimore County Announces Summer Events
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The summer sizzles at the Community College of Baltimore County. Join the fun! Take a campus tour; enroll in a summer class, send your children to Summer Learning Adventures Camp. If you are looking for entertainment, get out of the heat and into a seat for Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre's 44th season, or spend an evening with a Pulitzer Prize winner during this year's Chautauqua at CCBC Catonsville.  (more...)

Lyric Theatre Singers' RAISE YOUR VOICE Broadway Revue Set for Concordia University, 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 16, 17 and 18 with 4 presentations of Raise Your Voice! A Glorious Broadway Revue. This original musical theatre revue features 46 performers and five musicians serving up a joyful, eclectic collection of Broadway's most memorable moments. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alison Luff & Brandon Victor Dixon Set for BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Broadway Sings concert series will continue at the Highline Ballroom its "Best Of Broadway Sings" concert, which will feature showstoppers from the series' previous 11 concerts. Some of Broadway's brightest, current talents, such as 2016 Tony Nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town), and Alison Luff (Les Miserables), will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of pop superstars such as Adele, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, P!NK, Sara Bareilles, and Whitney Houston. Over 15 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing unique, original orchestrations created for the acclaimed series. (more...)

The Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with 'RAISE YOUR VOICE!' Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 16, 17 and 18 with 4 presentations of Raise Your Voice! A Glorious Broadway Revue. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

Melinda Doolittle Hosts Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Middle Tennessee's growing high school theater scene was in the spotlight over the weekend as Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre - under the direction of dance professor Kari Smith and dean of the College of Entertainment and the Arts Mike Fernandez - hosted the third annual Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

BWW Blog: Lily Erb - Cabaret Night
by Guest Blogger: Lily Erb - May 16, 2016

Every year towards the end of spring, Bay Shore High School puts on an annual Cabaret Night. Cabaret is basically just a talent show, with each performer doing their own act with piano, drum, and bass accompaniment. There's one catch: you can only perform a song from a musical or movie. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jon Hamm and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances running May 18-29. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 16-22, Featuring Laura Benanti, Matthew Morrison, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

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: Victoria Shaw: 'Under the Covers' With Special Guests Matthew and Gunnar Nelson; Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; A Celebration of Laura Benanti Starring Laura Benanti and Friends; Matthew Morrison at 54 Below; and Julia Mattison IS Ruby Manger: Springtime For Ruby - A Farewell Engagement. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Gotay Sings Title Song on BROOKLYN CRUSH Cast Album
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2016

Broadway Records and producer Jeremy Handelman recently announced long-awaited release of the original Off-Broadway cast album of the award-winning musical, BROOKLYN CRUSH (formerly F#%king Up Everything) by David Eric Davis and Sam Forman. Click below to watch Jason Gotay singing the title song in the recording studio! (more...)

ASU Gammage Announces the 2016 High School Musical Theater Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ASU Gammage announces the 2016 High School Musical Theater Awards nominees! (more...)

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences to Present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 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. A musical adaptation of the classic Margery Williams' tale, with music by composer Jimmy Roberts (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), book and lyrics by James Still, and direction and choreography by Amanda Tanguay (Pinocchio at The Marriott Theatre), The Velveteen Rabbit fuses the power of childhood play and fancy with the timeless need for unconditional love. Followed by a special Q&A session with the cast, The Velveteen Rabbit is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. (more...)

Tony Bayliss, Scott Sutcliffe & More to Join Drew Gasparini at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Crow and Elk Productions will present Drew Gasparini Live in Concert at St. James Theatre on Saturday 28th May 2016 at 8:00pm.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Manon Taris Makes Solo Concert Debut at Broadway au Carre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

French star Manon Taris makes her solo concert debut at Broadway au Carre tonight! (more...)

Lucie Jones, Jeremy Legat, and Katie Paine Set for Parallel Productions' MUSICALS UNSUNG
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

From the producers of the hit concert series 'West End Switched Off' comes a new concert. 'MUSICALS unsung' brings you songs - from golden age of Hollywood screen to the newest Broadway shows -  that have not made it to the final cut. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre to Welcome Broadway's Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

During the past several years, PRiMA Theatre, a non-profit organization that produces theatrical experiences at a variety of venues in the region, has brought some of musical theatre's top actors and vocalists to the area. This upcoming season boasts a bevy of Broadway's biggest stars. (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

Besetzung und Team für Weltpremiere von SCHIKANEDER in Wien stehen fest
by Iris Moebius - May 11, 2016

SCHIKANEDER - die turbulente Liebesgeschichte hinter der Zauberflote ist eine romantische Musical-Komodie uber eines der wohl schillerndsten Theater-Ehepaare des 18. Jahrhunderts, die am 30. September 2016 ihre Weltpremiere feiert. Die VBW schließen somit an die Tradition der Eigenproduktionen an und bringen mit SCHIKANEDER die insgesamt zwolfte Musical-Urauffuhrung des Unternehmens im Herbst auf die Buhne des Raimund Theater. Intendant Christian Struppeck stellte gestern im Beisein von Komponist und Liedtexter Stephen Schwartz Produktion und Hauptdarsteller vor. (more...)

NMI to Host THE BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ Conference This July
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

When a producer asks to see your musical…you need to be ready, right? But where are you going to go to find out everything you need to know before your musical is ready for production? Things like how to approach producers (and how NOT to), and collaboration agreements, contracts, pitfalls of marketing through social media, over-produced demos/under-produced demos…or the new exciting trends of multi-ethnic casting? (more...)

WICKED Announces UK/International Tour Cast - Jacqueline Hughes, Carly Anderson, Bradley Jaden and More; Opens at Alhambra Theatre, July 20
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Jacqueline Hughes (Elphaba), Carly Anderson (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Iddon Jones (Boq), Emily Shaw (Nessarose) and Jodie Steele (Standby for Elphaba) will lead the cast at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from Wednesday 20 July 2016 (and on its subsequent international tour). (more...)

Katie Boeck, Natalie Weiss & Stephanie Torns Join BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON Encore Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The starry lineup is set for the encore of the 11th installment of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series: Broadway Sings Whitney Houston. A cast of 15 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

54 SINGS FOREIGNER Set for Feinstein's/54 Below, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings Foreigner on Monday, June 6th at 7pm. Children of the '80s rejoice and join Broadway's brightest stars as we celebrate Foreigner in an evening of screaming guitar riffs, skin-tight jeans, and unforgettable power ballads. (more...)

Julia Mattison's RUBY MANGER LIVE! THE FAREWELL ENGAGEMENT Set for Feinstein's/ 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

'Join fictional Broadway diva Ruby Manger as she makes her long-awaited return to the New York Stage at Feinstein's/ 54 Below! Julia Mattison stars as Ms. Manger, an enigmatic Broadway icon, famous for such roles as Trudy the Blind Ghost in I See You, Not Really, But You Know What I Mean (Tony Award Winner, Best Musical and Best Actress) and as Roberta in the film 'Inside Roberta' (Sundance Film Festival rejected submission). Through a whirlwind of songs, stories, and Broadway's special guests, Ruby will re-visit her greatest career highlights and lowlights, from winning her first Tony award, to her not-so-secret love affairs, to doing quaaludes in a basement with Rod Stewart that one time. Ms. Manger is back from rehab, better than ever, and ready to re-claim her place as Broadway's shining Ruby with a thrilling and revealing evening at Broadway's Nightclub!' (more...)

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre to Open 44th Season with GODSPELL & TOWARDS ZERO
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

?The longest continuously running summer theatre in Maryland, Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, opts for music and murder for its 2016 season openers!  In residence at CCBC Essex, this community theatre has been mounting Broadway-quality productions for 44 years. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Watch Songs from Stephen Schwartz's SCHIKANEDER Musical in Vienna!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 11, 2016

Billed as 'a turbulent love affair,' composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz's new musical, SCHIKANEDER, is scheduled to have its world premiere on September 30th at the Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria. A press conference promoting the production, including a sample of its score sung by leading man Mark Seibert, was livestreamed yesterday, May 10th. If you were not able to catch it live, click here to watch it in it's entirety.  (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

COMMA SUTRA Set for The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

After a smash-hit season at the Butterfly Club, Louisa Fitzhardinge brings her acclaimed solo comedy cabaret to the Melbourne Cabaret Festival. (more...)

Tony-Award Nominee & Emmy Award-Winner Liz Callaway Makes San Diego Debut at Martinis Above Fourth on 5/10
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, in association with Chris Isaacson Presents, is thrilled to present Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway as she makes her San Diego debut at MA4 to celebrate the West Coast release of her latest CD, The Essential Liz Callaway, on Tuesday, May 10 at 8PM. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Performance Rights Withdrawn From North Carolina, Mississippi
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The move can be interpreted as a reaction to recent legislation that allows for discrimination against LGBT individuals. (more...)

William Youmans, Matt Shingledecker & More to Star in Staged Reading of BLISSFUL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Blissful Entertainment has announced a staged reading of BLISSFUL THE MUSICAL, written by Peter Copani, directed by Daniel Goldstein, and featuring musical direction by Doug Katsaros. BLISSFUL THE MUSICAL will be presented at the Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036) on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:30pm and 3:30pm. A limited amount of tickets are available to the public free of charge. To RSVP, email info@blissfulthemusical.com or call (646) 892-4911. (more...)

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