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Majestic Theatre (New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.

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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.



Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Cody, John Scherer and More in Starry SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Winners Announced - Judy McLane, Hunter Foster, Dirk Lumbard and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Raleigh winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. See photos from the recording session below! (more...)

One Night Only! Lesli Margherita, Nancy Opel & More Star in VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

???????Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off when 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Nancy Opel and More to Ad-Lib in VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off when 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for GREASE Starring Tom Parker and Danielle Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Grease is the word! Full casting is announced for the hit 70s musical, which returns this year to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 27 November - Saturday 2 December. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Goes On A Blind Date In The Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 19, 2017

North Carolina Theatre will be presenting Always...Patsy Cline from January 20th-29th at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently got to speak with the two stars of this production Carter Calvert and Two-Time Emmy Winner Sally Struthers. (more...)

American Theater Company Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Artistic Director Will Davis has announced Katie Klemme as ATC's new managing director, effective immediately. Klemme joins ATC in her new role after having been a resident stage manager with the company since 2008. (more...)

Orange Park Welcomes Olivia Newton-John at Thrasher-Horne Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Internationally recognized four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, community activist and breast cancer "thriver" OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN performs live in concert at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park on Saturday, March 4 at 8 PM. Tickets to the show go on sale Monday, January 23 at 10 AM. (more...)

National Conference for Musical Theatre Writers Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Did you miss the national conference for musical theatre writers last summer? New Musicals Inc. is launching an online conference for musical theatre writers, focusing on business issues such as contracts, fundraising, copyright, how to approach producers (and how not to approach producers). (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, January 30, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, January 30, 2017! (more...)

Wayne Cilento Will Helm GREASE in Toronto; Casting Underway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that casting is underway for a Toronto production of Grease, directed and choreographed by Wayne Cilento, the Tony-award winning Broadway choreographer of 'Wicked' and 'Tommy.' This high-octane new production is designed to make Grease as relevant and explosive today as it was almost 50 years ago. (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, January 23, 2017
by - Jan 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, January 23, 2017! (more...)

BROADWAY GOES A CAPPELLA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway and A Cappella stars come together for a special performance of classic and contemporary theatre songs, Broadway Goes A Cappella, on Monday, January 23rd at 7 PM at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tom Parker, Danielle Hope & More Pose for GREASE Tour Photo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2017

Grease is the word! The original West End production of the electrifying musical, Grease, lights up the UK once again as it embarks on a national tour, opening at the Palace Theatre Manchester on Friday 10 March 2017. The cast will be led by international pop star Tom Parker (The Wanted) in his first ever theatrical role, heart-throb Danny Zuko. (more...)

NAKED BOYS SINGING! to Heat Up Rochester This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre has announce a limited, three-week-only engagement of:  Naked Boys Singing!, January 27 - February 14. The American Vaudeville-style review premiered in 1998 and has been 'thrilling' audiences both in New York and around the globe ever since. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Proud to Be a Jersey Boy!' Frankie Valli and Cast of JERSEY BOYS at Closing Curtain Call
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

During the closing curtain call, Four Seasons' frontman Frankie Valli thanked the cast and crew, commenting that the historic run was 'really the icing on the cake.' (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Tony and Emmy-Winner Derek McLane
by in 1: the podcast - Jan 16, 2017

It's 2017 and we're going to Hollywood! Or at the very least, bridging the gap between theatre and film as we sit down with the man responsible for the look of the Academy Awards, the NBC Live Musicals, and over 35 Broadway shows, it's Scenic Designer Derek McLane! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Oh What a Night! JERSEY BOYS Takes Closing Bows
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 16, 2017

Last night, the curtain came down on Broadway's Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys. The show ended its record-breaking, 11-year run after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

Carly Honfi to Join California Pops Orchestra for MAGICAL BROADWAY HITS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

California Pops Orchestra, the country's only all-request pops orchestra, begins the new year with 'Magical Broadway Hits' at Cupertino's Flint Center, featuring guest vocalist Carly Honfi. (more...)

Tim Realbuto and Guests to Celebrate Demi Lovato at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Fresh off of his critically acclaimed run as Patrick Ness in the new Off-Broadway production of 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, frequent New York concert staple and 2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time since 2014. In his all new show Tim Realbuto: Made of Glass, Realbuto and friends will sing the tunes of pop superstar Demi Lovato. But don't expect to hear your favorite typical arrangements. Realbuto, longtime musical director Julianne B. Merrill, and 'Ghostlight' collaborator Matthew Martin will arrange many of Ms. Lovato's greatest hits to sound more jazzy and Broadway in style (although many of Lovato's classics will remain the same). (more...)

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally Expose Themselves in EPIX Original Comedy Special SUMMER OF 69: NO APOSTROPHE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

From the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, premium TV network EPIX® announced today that its next Original Comedy Special will showcase Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally's unique stage production Summer of 69: No Apostrophe. The one-hour special will be filmed tonight at The Barclay in Irvine, CA and makes its World Television Premiere on EPIX on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00PM ET/PT, 9:00 PM CT. (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator readings are being presented with the extensive cooperation and support of the Pittsburgh CLO. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal to Present SUPER KIDS THURSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

It's the 74th Kritzerland show and the annual all young performers show - one of the yearly favorites to do. Those who've been to the shows know that one of the things that makes them unique (until everyone else started doing it) is the use of young performers in shows. Kritzerland likes to nurture and be supportive of tomorrow's future musical theater performers, in fact, they feel it is their duty to do so. So, this is the performers' night to shine. But if you think you're going to hear a bunch of kid songs, you won't be. The night is a challenge to the young folks and there will be no pandering to their age - they are given wonderful musical theatre material from the classics to the new, featuring songs from shows they may one day get to do - so, you'll be hearing amazing songs from such classics as Funny Girl, The Music Man, Bells Are Ringing, A Little Night Music, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, as well as less well known musicals like Minnie's Boys, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, Baby, right up to the Broadway smash, Waitress. Being a Kritzerland show, there will also be a few surprises. So join this incredible cast of young folks and catch these young people before they're on Broadway. Kritzerland is produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty.  (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents Valerie Perri in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Star of stage, screen, and television, Valerie Perri continues to dazzle audiences with starring turns in Los Angeles' first run of Evita, Musical Theatre West's Sunset Blvd., and most recently, 3D Theatricals Hello, Dolly!  (more...)

Key Appointments Named to Pura Naturals Senior Management Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

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Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, HAMILTON, Josh Groban & More Win 2016 BWW Albums/CDs/DVDs Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 BWW Albums/CDs/DVDs Awards winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Off-Broadway's NUNSENSE to Bring Fun and Frolic to Norris Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Palos Verdes Performing Arts continues its 34th season with Dan Goggin's musical comedy sensation, 'Nunsense.' The production will run for 8 performances, January 20-29 at the Norris Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Couple Emily Padgett & Josh Young Will Tie the Knot!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Emily Padgett and Josh Young are engaged! Young popped the question to Padgett during a recent vacation in Bermuda.  We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Rock n Roll never forgets!  Greasepaint Youtheatre is proud to present Grease February 10-19, 2017. 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. (more...)

Half Moon Theatre Presents a Sizzling Valentine's Day Cabaret at the CIA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Half Moon Theatre, the Hudson Valley's regional professional theatre company, continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary season in 2017.  (more...)

HAIRSPRAY's Kenny Leon, GREASE's Thomas Kail Among Directors Guild Award Nominees; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Directors Guild of America has today announced the nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in TV , Commercials and Documentary Films for its 69th annual DGA Awards. The guild's feature film nominees will be announced tomorrow, January 12th. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, GREASE LIVE! Among Nominees for Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Nominees for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) in 23 categories honoring make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater were announced today (more...)

George Bettinger & The Mom & Pop Shop Present HEBREW SCHOOL DROPOUT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

GEORGER BETTINGER, host of The Mom & Pop Shop, invites you to join him  for HEBREW SCHOOL DROPOUT,  a solo comedy written & performed by fellow Friar, 3-time Emmy-winning comedian DAVE KONIG, at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on Monday, January 16th from 8-10pm. (more...)

B Street Theatre's Michael Pollock Celebrates His 50th School Tour Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

B Street Theatre Company Member Michael Pollock began rehearsal for his 50th B Street Theatre School Tour on January 2, 2017. History Extravaganza III, a play adapted from student play submissions, will mark Michael's 50th tour and almost 17 years working as an actor at B Street Theatre. (more...)

Joanna Gleason, Austin Pendleton and More to Lead New Works in Development at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse continues its commitment to developing new plays and musicals with its New Works Initiative set for January and February. (more...)

LA LA LAND, FINDING DORY Among Cinema Audio Society Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 53rd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2016 in seven categories. (more...)

Tim Realbuto Will Bring New Concert 'Made Of Glass' To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Fresh off of his critically acclaimed run as Patrick Ness in the new Off-Broadway production of 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, frequent New York concert staple and 2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time since 2014. (more...)

Jenna Dewan Tatum Joins NBC's WORLD OF DANCE as Host and Mentor
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Touting an impressive resume as both a highly accomplished actress and world-class dancer, Jenna Dewan Tatum will serve as host and advocate for the competitors on NBC's new dance competition series WORLD OF DANCE. (more...)

PHOTO BLOG: A Day in the Life of Christina Hall of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at Paramount Theatre
by M. William Panek - Jan 10, 2017

Paramount Theatre in Aurora continues its season with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID directed by Amber Mak. BroadwayWorld reached out to Christina Hall, who plays evil sea witch Ursula, to capture photos throughout a typical day leading up and including her performance - makeup and all. Here's what Ms. Hall had to share! (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents Most "Special" Special Events Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts reaches a true milestone by announcing the most added presentations it has EVER offered its 39-year history! For the first time, patrons will enjoy 22 unforgettable and can't-miss events in one extraordinary theatre.  LMT's most spectacular, most star-studded, most "special" special events season ever features everything from superstar comedian Bob Newhart to Vicki Lawrence and Mama; from Classic Albums Live!, showcasing the music of David Bowie and Creedence Clearwater Revival to Sing-Alongs with "Grease" and "Willy Wonka;" also, a National Theatre Live screening of "Amadeus;" country's Terri Clark, legendary Judy Collins; our on-stage Cabaret series; and so much more! There is simply no doubt that 2017 brings something for everyone to enjoy at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Valentine's-Weekend NJSO Pops Concerts Feature Song-and-Dance Standards from Hollywood's Golden Age
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents song-and-dance standards from the golden age of Hollywood musicals in a Valentine's-weekend pops program, February 10-12 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Broadway veterans Joan Hess and Kirby Ward join the Orchestra and guest conductor Gemma New, performing classics inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell. (more...)

GRANNY'S BLUE-MERS II: DOWN IN THE ALLEY to Debut at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Granny's Blue-mers II: Down in the Alley premieres at the Duplex Cabaret Theater on Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards Winners Announced - Joshua Turchin, Johanna Carlisle, Nick Flores and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Phoenix winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

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