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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/22/2017
by - May 22, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/22/2017. (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, June 12, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, June 12, 2017! (more...)

Theatre in the Park to Open 48th Season with SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail play out in the hysterical musical SPAMALOT, the season opener for Theatre in the Park opening Friday night, June 2. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Well-Strung and More Join Broadway @ The Art House Lineup in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's famed Art House theater, has announced four more additions to his largest music and comedy lineup yet. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or mesaartscenter.com. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ten Eclectic Musicals to add to Your Netflix 'Watch Later' Queue
by Rachel Crawford - May 20, 2017

Since the big screen adaptation of CHICAGO took home an Academy Award more than a decade ago, movie musicals have seen a resurgence, with varying levels of success. There have been huge hits, like last year's LA LA LAND, and big disappointments, like 2009's NINE. While online video store Netflix doesn't have nearly as large of a collection of movie musicals as most Broadway fans would like, they do have a selection worth chilling with. Below, check out our list of 10 great musicals, from animated to live-action to captured on stage.  (more...)

The New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Opens This Weekend at Rahway's Hamilton Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, will get a pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.hhwts.com. (more...)

Kristy Cates, Todd Buonopane and More Set for NYFA's Faculty Show at 54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, in association with the Musical Theatre department at the New York Film Academy, presents NYFA FACULTY SHOW! FEATURING KRISTY CATES, TODD BUONOPANE, & MORE on May 21st, 2017 at 9:30 PM. Tickets are still available! (more...)

BWW Review: FUN HOME Shakes the Foundations at Theatre Under The Stars
by Brett Cullum - May 18, 2017

It's a deeply emotional musical telling the story of a lesbian girl as she navigates her way through life with a closeted gay father. The Broadway Production won the Tony in 2015 for Best Musical as well as top honors for its book and score. It is a handsome show, acted expertly, and it will move anyone lucky enough to connect with its take on what it is like to be queer in the world. (more...)

BWW Feature: GREASE at Winslow Homer Center For The Arts
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - May 18, 2017

We'll always be like one! After four packed house, Grease played it's final performance at the Winslow Homer Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 7th at 1 PM. Throughout the weekend, just under 2,500 spectators witnessed the spectacle. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As rehearsals begin, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce final casting for the UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON. Ryan O'Gorman will play 'John', and Marsha Songcome will play 'Gigi' until 1 August when Na-Young Jeon will take over the role. (more...)

Stockard Channing to Star in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will return to the London stage this summer, to star in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's acclaimed drama Apologia, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

It All Comes Back! FUN HOME Recoups on the Road
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman have announced that the national tour of the 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME, has recouped its tour production costs in only eight months since opening in October 2016 in Cleveland, OH. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017
by - May 16, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017. (more...)

BWW Editorial: Opera Moderna, una storia di false partenze
by Francesco Vittorino - May 16, 2017

Cinquant'anni fa debuttava al Sistina l'opera beat di Tito Schipa jr. 'THEN AN ALLEY', considerata il primo esperimento al mondo di Opera Rock. La scelta del titolo (che si traduce 'E poi una strada') fu quasi profetica, perche quello fu il primo passo di un cammino che porto alla rifondazione del genere operistico attraverso spettacoli come 'Tommy', 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Starmania', 'Notre-Dame de Paris' e tanti altri. Spettacoli anche molto diversi tra loro (opere rock, opere popolari, opere prog eccetera) accomunati pero da una drammaturgia che recupera quella del melodramma. Ci sarebbe quasi da commuoversi all'idea che un anniversario del genere cada a pochi giorni dal 450° compleanno di Monteverdi, uno dei padri fondatori del genere operistico classico, se non fosse per una cosa. Perche l'Opera Moderna fatica a prendere piede in Italia? (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/15/2017
by - May 15, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/15/2017. (more...)

FOX Exec Talks Mature Themes in Live Production of RENT: 'We're Not Going to Shy Away From It'
by Caryn Robbins - May 15, 2017

Today, BWW had the opportunity to speak with Dana Walden, Chairmen & CEO of FOX Television Group about the upcoming live broadcast. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, Starring Mark Ballas, Opens This Week at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opens May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. 'Jersey Boys' previews May 16 and 17, and will continue through June 24, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, June 5, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, June 5, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, May 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, May 29, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, June 2, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Friday, June 2, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, June 2, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Friday, June 2, 2017! (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...)

Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Max Crumm, Ann Morrison and More in the World Premiere of Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep is presenting the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

FOX Announces 2017-18 Season ft. New Dramas, Comedies & 2 Live Music Events!
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today will unveil the FOX primetime slate for the 2017-2018 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Glenn Slater's New Musical BEATSVILLE at Asolo Rep
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep is presenting the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. Click below to watch highlights from the show, plus click here for stills! (more...)

Yorktown Stage to Perform GREASE this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey with additional songs written by John Farrar (movie and post revivals). (more...)

VIDEO: The Tamale Train Returns for Season 14 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2017

The tamale train has pulled back into the station for season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance! (more...)

Breaking News + Photo: James Comey Attends FUN HOME Matinee in Washington, DC Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

The just fired FBI Director James Comey made his first public outing today at none other than the touring production of FUN HOME, currently playing at the National Theatre in Washington, DC.  (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Erin Schwab
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 13, 2017

The Ordway's latest BROADWAY SONGBOOK features HOLLYWOOD TO BROADWAY and this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug features the delightful Erin Schwab, who shares some of her favorites and aspirations as the show begins a five performance run, May 14- 21. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Lovely Laura Osnes Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2017

The lovely miss Laura Osnes joined the litany of famous faces lining the wall's of the classic Broadway eatery, Sardi's this week and BroadwayWorld was there to capture all the action. Check out the photos below to see the luminous leading lady celebrate the unveiling of her portrait!  (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

Breaking: Fox Announces Plans for RENT Live!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

FOX has announced a live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (Grease: LIVE, 'La La Land,' 'Wicked'), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event. Additional details and auspices to be announced. (more...)

Pat Birch and Donna McKechnie Join Broadway Theatre Project Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project welcomes back Donna McKechnie and Pat Birch as visiting artists for the 2017 Summer Institute. (more...)

New Musical SWEETEE Opens this Month at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Sweetee (www.SweeteeTheMusical.com), a new American musical, begins a strictly limited engagement at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) from May 23  - June 18 with opening night scheduled for June 1. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew Croke On Becoming The New West End Aladdin
by Marianka Swain - May 12, 2017

Following UK tours of West Side Story and Singin' in the Rain, plus several ensemble and understudying roles in shows like Wicked and Grease, Matthew Croke takes on his first West End lead when he becomes the new Aladdin on 5 June in the hit Disney production at Prince Edward Theatre. (more...)

Breaking: Fox Will Air Live A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL This December with New Songs by Pasek & Paul!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

It's like Christmas came early! Fox Broadcasting Company and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television have partnered with award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (Grease: LIVE, 'La La Land') on the LIVE musical event A CHRISTMAS STORY, inspired by the holiday classic feature 'A Christmas Story' and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production 'A Christmas Story: The Musical.' The three-hour live television production of A CHRISTMAS STORY will air this December on FOX. (more...)

Meet the Family! Robert Petkoff, Susan Moniz, and More Announced for the Houston Engagement of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Houston engagement of the first National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. (more...)

Kate Shindle to Lead FUN HOME in Houston This Month; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Houston engagement of the first National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017
by - May 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

2017 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The Muny, and the Fox Theatre have announced the nominees for the first annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards to be held on Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

The Monkees' Micky Dolenz to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko This August
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the "Summer of Love" in San Francisco, Feinstein's at the Nikko is honored to welcome Micky Dolenz, the legendary lead singer of The Monkees, for two performances only-Friday, August 4 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 5 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Responds To Trump's Cheeky Quote Tweet
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Earlier today President Donald Trump quoted an old Rosie O'Donnell tweet out of context in which she called for the firing for FBI Director James Comey... (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...)

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