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Based upon The Gospel According to St. Matthew

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



WICKED Returns to the Historic Orpheum Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Minneapolis' most popular musical, will return as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season April 12-May 14 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis). (more...)

Tony Winner Jane Krakowski and LATE SHOW's Paul Shaffer Join 'NOTHING TO HIDE' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski, Late Show with David Letterman's Paul Shaffer, and Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond have joined Don Scardino: Nothing To Hide with John Miller, which will have two concerts on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, at 7pm and 9:30pm at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL Starring Chris McCarrell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Tickets go on sale today to the general public for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Tickets are $85-$65 and can be purchased by visiting www.LightningThiefMusical.com  or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Fills the E Spot Lounge with 'Happy' Songs for the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

(mostly)musicals kicked off their 4th season in style with songsforaHAPPYnewyear at the E Spot Lounge on Monday, January 16. This was the company's 21st entry in a series of themed cabarets, and set a new attendance record. 'We were thrilled that so many people came out to Studio City to get HAPPY with us!' explains producer amy francis schott. Scroll down for pictures of the memorable night! (more...)

Photo Flash: Robyn Mellor, Lauren Cocoracchio and More Lead BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting is announced today for the London premiere of Breaking Up is Hard to Do, the musical featuring the songs of pop icon Neil Sedaka. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Struck by THE LIGHTNING THIEF Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Color Purple's Carrie Compere will join the cast of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical in the role of Sally this March for the brand-new production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Encore Screening of ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Back by popular demand, straight from the bright lights of Broadway to the big screen, and inspired by the true-life experiences of George Takei ("Star Trek," "Heroes"), Allegiance tells the moving story of one family, inspired by Takei's, whose life is upended by the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. (more...)

GREASE UK Tour Finds Its Pink Ladies and T-Birds; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Grease is the word! Full casting is announced for the hit '70s musical, which returns this year for a UK tour. (more...)

Courtroom Drama DISINHERIT THE WIND Challenges Scientific Status Quo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

How can we understand and contextualize new information challenging what we take for granted as scientific fact? Disinherit the Wind, a play of ideas by Matt Chait that asks us to view the wonders of science through a different lens, opens March 3 at The Complex on Hollywood's Theater Row. (more...)

PIPPIN Comes to Greensburg!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Stage Right's professional season will continue with the musical Pippin coming to the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, February 17-19. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ at The Wallis
by Lily Lim - Feb 9, 2017

On Friday, February 3 at 7:30pm, ASCAP Artistic Director and Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt) was joined by Broadway guest stars for An Evening with Stephen Schwartz: Music & Broadway Memories.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for WICKED's Spring Run at Shea's
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

After breaking box office records and selling out in 2008 & 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return as a 2016-17 Special Engagement to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, May 17 - June 4, 2017 for 24 performances, presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino. Press Night will be Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Returns to London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Today WILTON'S MUSIC HALL announces a revival of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Broadway musical comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, opening for a limited run from 08 April. (more...)

From Paris To New York – 5TH REPUBLIC in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Visit Feinstein's/ 54 Below for an evening featuring songs from the original musical 5th Republic to celebrate the return of the Paris-based company Broadway au Carre which features contemporary American Musical Theater writers in France every month. (more...)

Campy Cult Musical 'RACHAEL LILY ROSENBLOOM...' to Return in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The papers called it 'the first intentionally campy musical in Broadway history' and 'Broadway's first disco musical,' but Paul Jabara's Rachael Lily Rosenbloom... and don't you ever forget it! packed her bags after only 7 previews at the Broadhurst in 1973. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre Presents Central Pennsylvania Premiere of TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Packed with songs that rock, and will rock your world, the autobiographical musical of the late composer of Rent will be performed in the intimate setting of the Trust Performing Arts Center's Black Box Theater, 37 North Market Street. PRiMA Theatre's production of Tick, Tick . . . Boom! marks the musical's Central PA premiere of the show that tells the story of Jonathan Larson, before he made it big as the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent. Fittingly, Larson's big break-Rent-marks its 20th anniversary this year. (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Enrollment Open for Spring Session Acting Classes at Rubicon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Time to get yourself and/or your kids signed up for a fun, exciting learning experience.  (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are proud to announce the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

LOVE FOR SALE Extended Through March 3 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light. (more...)

Monahan & Oyen's Devilish New Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL to Warm Up TNC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Unstoppable Theater will give audiences a rare glimpse into the Seventh Circle--Hell's dingiest cabaret venue--as it presents Sean Patrick Monahan in Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL, a devilish new musical directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) that charts a high school musical nerd's descent into madness, March 23rd - April 9th at Theater for the New City's Community Space Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 21, 2017

Pippin is another Tony Award-winning musical from Stephen Schwartz, (Wicked, Godspell). The story is a spectacle representing a troupe of actors performing in a play about a young prince named Pippin, (Naysh Fox), in an anguishing search for his life's purpose. As his character comes to life, Pippin meets an odd array of circus-type characters along the way. (more...)

INTERVIEW: A New Musical Opens Off-Broadway at the Theatre at St Clement's this Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

???????Double K Film & Theater's INTERVIEW: A New Musical, produced by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Soo Ro Kim, Min Jong Kim & Matthew Thomas Burda, will open Off-Broadway at the Theatre at St Clement's for a limited run. The new mega-hit psycho musical thriller from Korea & Japan will begin Previews on February 7, 2017, prior to a February 10th  Opening. (more...)

Cast Complete for Barrow Group's New Adaptation of ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Barrow Group has announced complete casting for the second show in their 2016/17 season, Henrik Ibsen's ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, in a new adaptation by Seth Barrish and K. Lorrel Manning. (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

WICKED Named Best West End Show for Third Time at WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has been named 'Best West End Show' by theatregoers for a third time at the WhatsOnStage Awards, tied with Les Miserables. The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were presented tonight (Sunday 19 February 2017) and marked the long-running hit musical's 10th WhatsOnStage Award win(which include 'Best New Musical' in 2007 and 'Best West End Show' in both 2010 and 2011). (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra To Announce 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to join in celebration of the upcoming 25th Anniversary Season Announcement on Saturday, March 4 at  1 p.m. and 7 p.m., before both Irish Romance concerts at Bob Carr Theater at 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando. (more...)

Michael Campayno, Will Roland and More to Sing for Mental Health in '54 LOVES YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael Campayno, Will Roland, and many more in 54 Loves You: A Concert for Mental Health on Sunday, March 26th 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

TADA! Youth Theater's Annual Gala to Honor Stephen Schwartz, Julie Turaj, and Robert Pohly
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater's Annual Gala will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Tribeca 360. TADA! is thrilled to announce that this year's honorees are legendary composer & Artistic Advisory Board Member STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, loyal supporter & Board Member JULIE TURAJ  &  philanthropist ROBERT POHLY. The Gala will be hosted by TADA! alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Juan Pablo Di Pace en 54 Below
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 14, 2017

Hablamos con Juan Pablo Di Pace acerca de su show en 54 Below el próximo 21 y 22 de febrero, de su éxito en Netflix con FULLER HOUSE y de este nuevo capítulo de su carrera.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Pablo Di Pace Gets Ready for His 54 Below Debut
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 14, 2017

On February 21st and 22nd, TV star Juan Pablo Di Pace will take the stage at New York's 54 Below with a his new show, highlighting his song and dance skills, so far seen in London and Madrid. (more...)

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Will Take World Premiere Bow in Bay Area, then Play Denmark
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

It won't have to part a sea, but The Prince of Egypt will have to cross one to finally bow on stage. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

Adam Jacobs Plays His Final ALADDIN and Prepares to Lead the North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions proudly announces that Adam Jacobs, who originated the title role in Aladdin on Broadway, will play the iconic role in the show's eagerly-anticipated North American tour. (more...)

SEASONS OF LOVE Concert Featuring Cast from HAMILTON, MISS SAIGON, A BRONX TALE, and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Tonight, Lexi Lawson, currently playing 'Eliza Schuyler' in Broadway's Hamilton, will join starry alumni of the Broadway, National Tour, and Off-Broadway companies of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical RENT. The special Valentine's Day tribute to the hit musical will take place on February 12 at The Cutting Room. The show will include songs from the musical, as well as special, unheard stories from former cast members, includingRichard H. Blake (A Bronx Tale, Legally Blonde), Antoine L. Smith (Miss Saigon), Corey Mach (Godspell, Hands on a Hardbody), and Christina Sajous (American Idiot, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark). (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/11-2/12/2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 12
by Audition Roundup - Feb 12, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 12, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes 8 Millionth Theatregoer!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, welcomed its 8 millionth theatregoer to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on Thursday 9 February 2017. Louise and David McCarter attended the performance and enjoyed a back stage visit with the cast after the performance. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES and THE MUSIC MAN IN CONCERT Coming to Cain Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The City of Cleveland Heights announces the regional premiere of ROCK OF AGES will be produced in the Alma Theater June 8-25 as part of Cain Park's 2017 season. The beloved songs from Meredith Willson's classic, THE MUSIC MAN, will be presented in a concert version August 5-6 in the Evans Amphitheater with Liza Grossman's Contemporary Youth Orchestra. (more...)

HAMILTON's Lexi Lawson Joins SEASONS OF LOVE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Lexi Lawson, currently playing 'Eliza Schuyler' in Broadway's Hamilton, will join starry alumni of the Broadway, National Tour, and Off-Broadway companies of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical RENT. (more...)

Prepare Ye the Way for GTA's February Festival Revival of GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

This February, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance invites audiences to "prepare ye the way" for a musical telling of the gospel of Matthew in the much loved musical Godspell. With performances at Brenau University's Hosch Theatre February 14 through 25, this updated version of the classic musical is the best revival you've never attended- until now. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Rings Out at PMT
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 1, 2017

After a two-decade wait, Disney's cult animated musical finally comes to the stage, in an all too timely production. (more...)

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