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Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "It's Raining on Prom Night", "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's THE KING AND I Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre opens the Tony and Academy Award winning musical, The King and I, tonight, July 9 in Winchester, VA. Set against the backdrop of 19th century Siam, Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I explores the conflicted relationship between King Mongkut of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher hired by the King as part of his plans to modernize his country. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

UPDATE: Rosie O'Donnell Offered 'One Year' Stint on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

TMZ confirms exclusively that that O'Donnell will in fact return to the show. (more...)

Max Crumm Joins Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Broadway and film actor Max Crumm (Easy A, Grease) has signed on to join the cast of The Fantasticks, in the lead role of 'Matt/The Boy', producers Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced. He will start performances tonight, July 8. (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little W...house In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Bianca Marroquin, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Coming up this week, 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...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN with Maxwell Caulfield & Vicky Binns Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will star stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss 'R.F. Simpson', Coronation Street favourite Vicky Binns as starlet 'Lina Lamont', James Leece as 'Don Lockwood', Amy Ellen Richardson as 'Kathy Selden' and Stephane Anelli as 'Cosmo Brown'. (more...)

Former Host Rosie O'Donnell in 'Active Negotiations' to Return to ABC's THE VIEW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

TMZ is confirming earlier rumors that former host Rosie O'Donnell is in 'active negotiations' to return as a host for ABC's THE VIEW. Acccording to the site, 'the deal could be sealed shortly and the announcement could be made as early as tomorrow.' (more...)

VIDEO: Frankie Valli Performs 'Let's Hang On' & More on A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Frankie Valli performed on PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH, which aired on July 4th live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 7/26 - National Tour of WICKED Says Farewell to Glinda, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 26th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. Yesterday's SIPs come from Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, the National Tours of WICKED and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and more! (more...)

Gail Bennett to Star as MARY POPPINS, Beginning 7/30 at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. (more...)

Long Beach International Film Festival to Kick Off Next Week
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The 3rd Annual Long Beach Intl Film Festival will run Wednesday, July 30th through Monday, August 4th in various locations throughout Long Island. Come watch the latest and greatest hand-picked independent movie releases from around the world and take part in exclusive film and music events, Q & A panels with award winning filmmakers and directors and much more! (more...)

2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Semi-Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The 30 Semi-Finalists for the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award were announced today. They are Daniel Assetta, Ben Bennett, Hilary Cole, Andy Cook, Thomas Davis, Daniel Downing, Vivien Emsworth, Anna Freeland, Nelson Gardner, Nick Hedger, Matt Holly, Georgina Hopson, Loren Hunter, Graeme Isaako, Kirby Lunn, Seann Matthew Moore, Katie McKee, Lauren McKenna, Emily Mercurio, Joel Parnis, Daniel Raso, Joshua Robson, Angela Scundi, Rebecca Selley, Zach Smith, Monica Swayne, Connor Sweeney, Karla Tonkich, Tarisai Vushe and Sophie Wright. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre to Present GREASE, 8/12-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Grease is the world's #1 rock 'n roll musical and it will be hand-jivin' across the stage at Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) for two weeks only. Grease begins performances on Tuesday, August 12 and plays thru Sunday, August 24. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm (more...)

El nuevo show de las Marshmallow Girls WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM MR. SPECTOR, 27 de julio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

La compañía 'The Marshmallow Girls' estrenará el próximo domingo 27 de julio de 2014 su espectáculo 'What did you expect from Mr. Spector? (La verdadera historia de Les Ramonettes)' en el Almeria Teatre a les 21h, dentro de la programación del festival Fringe de Barcelona. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Analisa Leaming, Tom Galantich and the entire cast of the upcoming production of The Sound of Music held a press preview of the musicallate last week. Internationally known director Philip Wm. McKinley returns to Starlight Theatre after directing Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and The Boy from Oz starring Hugh Jackman. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Sean McDermott, Sarah Litzsinger and More Set for NYMF's 'THE MUSIC BOX', 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Broadway veterans Sean McDermott and Sarah Litzsinger will join a cast of seasoned performers in The New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF) The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers on July 23. Performances will take place at 6 and 9 PM at the Ford Foundation Studio Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Breaking News: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Sets August Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY,written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, August 24 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Sierra Boggess, James Monroe Iglehart and More Join Seth Rudetsky's NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Benefit for MS 245, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will host and music direct a benefit concert at 42West on Sunday August 24th called Not Since High School. The concert, which will begin at 7:30, will showcase Broadway performers singing the classic roles they played as teens while wearing braces and/or breaking out. (more...)

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul to Attend European Premiere of DOGFIGHT in London, 13 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and book writer Peter Duchan are to attend the European premiere of their acclaimed musical Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 13 August. (more...)

Tim Quartier, Lianne Marie Dobbs & More Join Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has announced partial casting for LES MISERABLES. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. By grafting elements of R&B, pop and Latin to his smooth jazz foundation, Kenny G has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Having made his debut with Pacific Symphony in February 2013 for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend celebration, Kenny G returns to Orange County on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., to perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine as part of Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Continue 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 8/28-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of 'Best Play' at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, previewing August 28, opening Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as 'William Gillette' and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie, Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as 'Martha Gillette.' THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and next to normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/21/2014
by - Jul 21, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/21/2014. (more...)

Cast of Roxy Regional Theatre's GREASE to Perform A BIT OF THIS, A BIT OF THAT, 8/4-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

For four performances only, beginning August 4 at 7:00pm, see another side of the cast of Grease in a cabaret style performance of their favorite musical theatre selections, A BIT OF THIS, A BIT OF THAT, at the Roxy Regional Theatre. (more...)

Jazz Legend Kenny G to Perform at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 7/19 - NEWSIES Get Together, HEATHERS Sings, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 19th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. Yesterday's SIPs come from Broadway's NEWSIES, HEATHERS, the National Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and more! (more...)

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Presents SONGS FOR A SUNDAY AFTERNOON On the Lawn, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

On Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. on the museum's Great Lawn, John Gatti will present "Canzoni di Domenica Pomeriggio" ("Songs for a Sunday Afternoon"). Introduced by Professor Louis Leonini, Gatti and his company-Broadway veteran PJ Nelson, and community theater veterans John Mangini, Charles Milo and Al Pica-will perform songs in tribute to Dean Martin and Connie Francis, along with Broadway classics, excerpts from operas, and a preview of Gatti's upcoming cabaret show, "PJ Plus 4." (more...)

FYI Network to Premiere New Original Series RED HOT DESIGN, 8/15
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

FYI's new one-hour series, “Red Hot Design,” follows Shasta Smith, a cutting edge interior designer, and her team of talented “Grease monkeys” (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

SSMT's MARY POPPINS to Open 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) hosts the regional premiere of the practically perfect musical Mary Poppins, opening July 23. (more...)

Cast Announced for PARADE at White Plains Performing Arts Center, 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

PARADE comes to White Plains Performing Arts Center, August 8 - 10, 2014. (more...)

Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre to Host Team Sydni Benefit Concert, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance and Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children's Theatre will present a free concert A Magical Musical Adventure on Sunday, July 20 at 7 pm, on the Knight Stage at Middletown High School. Forty-one local dancers ranging in age from 3 to 18 will perform together to raise money for Team Sydni. The concert features many of well-loved fairy tale characters, and includes a variety of song-and-dance styles. There is no charge for admission. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door, and during intermission the dancers' parents have organized a basket raffle, which includes donations from many Middletown merchants in an effort to further help Sydni. This is the second annual summer production of the Dee Buchanan Studio and Way Off Broadway. Last year's concert raised over $2,600 to help another local student, TJ Rufty. (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced
by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2014

The 2014 Helpmann Awards Nominees were announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

From Sea to Shining Sea- Where to Find the Brightest Stars at Regional Theaters This Summer!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 15, 2014

New York City is the place where stars flock to take their turns on the grandest stages in the world. Throughout the past year, Broadway has welcomed such film and television stars as Daniel Radcliffe, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Debra Messing and Ian McKellen, as well as a slew of celebrated Broadway favorites such as Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. The Great White Way isn't the only place for stars to shine on stage though. During the summer months, many cherished performers travel to regional theatres around the country to share their extraordinary talents with the rest of America. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of this summer's starriest productions at a theatre near you! (more...)

Quartet of Broadway, West End Talent to Lead KISS ME, KATE at BBC Proms This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELPMANN AWARDS 2014 NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jul 14, 2014

The Helpmann Awards are Australia's version of Broadway's Tony Awards and London's Olivier Awards. The annual awards recognise achievement in live performance including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carter Calvert and Sally Struthers in El Portal Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

El Portal Theatre and 22Q Entertainment -- Robert Levinstein& Alan Wager present Always...Patsy Cline, starring Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert as Patsy Cline, today, July 10 to August 3, 2014 at the historic El Portal Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Louis St. Louis Is STILL COMIN' IN THRU THE KITCHEN at 54 Below, 9/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Composer / Arranger / Conductor / Lyricist / Author / Pianist / Conceptualizer / Singer / Entertainer LOUIS ST. LOUIS will open his "Still Comin' In Thru The Kitchen" a raise-the-roof concert that will return him to his earliest showbiz roots when he was conducting on Broadway while moonlighting at Manhattan's hottest cabarets where he packed 'em in nightly. (more...)

Jim Shankman's KISS YOUR BRUTAL HANDS Set for FringeNYC, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Michael Howard Studios, in association with The Present Company as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival present KISS YOUR BRUTAL HANDS - written and performed by Jim Shankman and directed by Craig J. George - at Fringe Venue #12 - 64E4 Underground (66-68 East 4th Street, btw. Bowery and 2nd Avenue). (more...)

Ganadores del Sorteo de GREASE SING-ALONG
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 11, 2014

¿Quieres cantar 'Summer Nights' o 'You're The One That I Want' con John Travolta y Olivia Newton-John? ¡Entra y descubre si eres uno de los ganadores! (more...)

Broadway in Indianapolis Announces 'Pick Five' Package for 2014-15 Season, Featuring MAMMA MIA!, ELF, JOSEPH and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Broadway in Indianapolis announces a 'Pick Five Package' for the all-new 2014-2015 season which includes MAMMA MIA!, ELF THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS - Witness The Impossible, ANNIE, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLR DREAMCOAT, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, presented by NETworks, and DIRTY DANCING. (more...)

CONFIRMED! Rosie O'Donnell to Return as Co-Host of ABC's THE VIEW!
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The ABC network turned to its official Twitter page today to confirm the news that Rosie O'Donnell will indeed be returning as host of THE VIEW. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE's Erin McCracken to Return to Ocean State Theatre, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently completed its first full season in Warwick, has announced that Erin McCracken, who won rave reviews as Patsy Cline in Ocean State Theatre Company's recent production of Always…Patsy Cline, will return to Ocean State Theatre with her exciting one-woman concert for one performance only on Saturday, August 9 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Side By Side Comparison Of GREASE's Greased Lightning With Modern Minivan
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 10, 2014

An amusing and revealing side by side comparison between the classic automobile featured in popular musical Grease along with a modern-day minivan is now available to view. (more...)

EVITA National Tour Coming to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 8/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, Aug. 12-17. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Soul Picnic Productions to Bring 'BACK TO THE GARDEN' to Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

SOUL PICNIC PRODUCTIONS, presents Melissa Hammans in BACK TO THE GARDEN: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro on August 1st and 2nd, 2014 at Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Bloomington, IN. (more...)

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