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22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041

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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.



Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

BWW Feature: GREASE at Winslow Homer Center For The Arts
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - Apr 26, 2017

OHP is burning up the quarter mile at Scarborough High School as opening night speeds towards them. The cast is hard at work polishing this iconic musical for the first performance on May 4th. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Three Youth Theatre Summer Camp Experiences
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce a series of Youth Theatre Summer Camps, perfect for theatre-loving young people to come, learn and explore their love for theatre this Summer! Youth Theatre Director Donna Inglima comments, "This is our most extensive and exciting series of youth Summer camps ever.  Everything from Hamilton to Panto and three amazing, life-changing experiences for kids of all ages!"  (more...)

Das Original Musical kehrt zurueck: GREASE in Deutschland und Oesterreich auf Tour
by Marcel Konrath - Apr 25, 2017

Steigt in eure Petticoats und Rohrenjeans, schmiert euch Pomade ins Haar und ab zur Party der nachsten Saison. Wir feiern 2017 45-jahriges Buhnen- und 2018 40-jahriges Filmjubilaum. Der Siegeszug ist einfach nicht zu stoppen, denn Grease trifft immer den Nerv der Zeit. Warum? Weil es der beste Beweis dafur ist, dass sich im Prinzip nie etwas andern wird, weder die Sehnsucht nach, noch die Aufregung vor der ersten Liebe! (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Presents a Fabulous Production of NEXT TO NORMAL in its New Venue
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 25, 2017

Desert Theatreworks' (now resident in the Indio Performing Arts Center) production of the musical tearjerker NEXT TO NORMAL is a must-see. The uniformly superb cast performs their roles with spirit and empathy, and they all display lovely singing voices. (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, May 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, May 15, 2017! (more...)

Ronco Shares Favorite Recipes for 'Every Kid Healthy Week'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

AUSTIN, TX - Household and kitchen products brand leader Ronco Brands, Inc. today announced that it will share its favorite healthy recipes in honor of Every Kid Healthy Week (April 24-28), an annual initiative that encourages schools to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for their students. (more...)

Joanne Clifton Is THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at The Palace Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Strictly Come Dancing's Joanne Clifton is heading to the Palace Theatre, Manchester, in four weeks when she stars in the lead role in hit musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

Emelin Theatre Announces May 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Emelin Theatre has announced the lineup of May 2017 events. See the full schedule below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret presents Billy Porter in BROADWAY AND SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

???????Bay Area Cabaret celebrates their season finale with Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter performing Broadway and Soul. Entertainment weekly says, 'Billy Porter is remarkable in a star-making turn." As the irrepressible Lola in the musical Kinky Boots, Billy made an indelible mark on Broadway when his electrifying performance earned him the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critic Circle Awards. (more...)

Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom, and Ruby Stokes to Star in West End Production of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Rehearsals began today (24 April 2017) for the West End production of Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre. Joining the previously announced Miranda Hart who will play Miss Hannigan are Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. (more...)

THE WEDDING SINGER Starring Ray Quinn and Ruth Madoc is Coming to Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Dan Looney in association with Paulden Hall Productions, Tom O'Connell Productions, Jason Haigh-Ellery and Tim Lawson present The Wedding Singer. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 8th Annual Orpheum Theatre High School Musical Theatre Awards; Ceremony Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, students and supporters from 35 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 8th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, and Dean Film & Video.  Modeled after the Tony® Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Aspire Performing Arts Company Holds Auditions for Summer 2017 Musical Theatre Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

If you or someone you know is a performer between the ages of 7 and 18, this is an opportunity that you don't want to miss! (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED is Positively Green for Earth Day, MISS SAIGON Chills Backstage, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week WICKED is proud to be green while they celebrate Earth Day, the MISS SAIGON cast is chilling out backstage, and our regional friends from across the country are flashing their smiling faces from every angle. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Billy Porter to Bring BROADWAY AND SOUL, Lead Master Class at Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter will be teaching a master class to students from Kean University's Theatre Conservatory on Thursday, April 27. It is his way of paying it forward to the next generation of stage performers. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Release Cast Recording in June; Rush Policy Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that a new block of tickets for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will go on sale on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10AM for performances through Sunday, April 22, 2018. Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017. (more...)

Lambert High School to Groove with GREASE This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Take a trip back to the 1950's as the Acting Troupe of Lambert moves and grooves in Grease, the original high-school musical! (more...)

Broadway Musicians to Spread Happiness at EnoB Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Six incredibly gifted actors and actresses -- Adam Roberts, Sophie Kim, Carla R. Stewart, Brandon M. Nase, Nir Chalamish and Mick Bleyer -- will perform at EnoB BENEFIT Concert. (more...)

Pushcart Players Perform ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy-nominated and award-winning theater for young audiences will perform "Alice in Wonderland" at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn NJ on Sunday, May 7 at 10:00 am. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Returns for a Special Encore at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its third season of Theater for Young Audiences. Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Danny Abosch and directed by Angeline Mirenda based on original staging by Kelly Todd, Fancy Nancy, the Musical will preview from May 5 through May 13; regular performances will begin May 13 and continue through May 28 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Second Street Players' NUNSENSE: A-MEN!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Second Street Players present Nunsense: A-Men! By Dan Goggin May 5th, 6th, 7th 12th, 13th, 14th. Fridayand Saturday curtain is at 8pm and Sunday curtain is 3pm. All performances will be held at The Riverfront Theater. 2 South Walnut Street, Milford De, 19963. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in their habits! (more...)

The Everly Brothers Experience at Ridgefield Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

No one could sing harmonies like The Everly Brothers. With hits "Bye, Bye, Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," and "When Will I Be Loved" among others, The Everly Brothers' music influenced everyone from The Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Now, the singing duo of Dylan and Zachary Zmed (sons of Grease 2 and T.J. Hooker star Adrian Zmed ) are paying tribute to Phil and Don Everly along with their band The Bird Dogs. (more...)

Summer Stages Maine: A Sampling of Best Picks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 20, 2017

There are plenty of reasons to make Maine your summer destination: the breathtaking coastline, beautiful beaches, pristine trails to hike, waterways to sail, and wildlife to observe. But Maine also has a long history of being home to respected summer theatres, and in recent seasons the wealth of performance offerings has not only increased in number, but also in quality. Maine can proudly say that it boasts some of the finest regional theatre companies in the country. Here are my editorial picks among the many possibilities for theatre-lovers. (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, April 24, 2017
by - Apr 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, April 24, 2017! (more...)

HAMILTON Helmer Thomas Kail to Direct Upcoming WWII Drama 'Silver Wings'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tony Award-winning HAMILTON director Thomas Kail will develop to direct the drama that follows the true story of WWII's Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the first women to ever fly for the US military. (more...)

Stratford School Announces Summer Performing Arts Camps
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Looking for a fantastic summer camp experience for your third through seventh grader in the Los Angeles area? Stratford School in Los Angeles and Altadena will offer two unique performing arts programs to jump start creativity and inspire kids with a Broadway Musical Theater Camp and Intensive Short Film Camp. (more...)

Cast Announced for SIREN'S DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Casting for 'Siren's Den: A New Rock Musical' is complete!  The cast stars *Lindsey Lake (Rent Tour) as rockstar, Skylar Cole, Andrea Leach (Beauty and the Beast Int'l Tour) as Jessie, *Chris Gleim (Jesus Christ Superstar Tour) as Logan, *Adam R. Kaster (The Golden Bride) as Garrett, and *Alan Gillespie (Miss Saigon Tour) as Bar Manager/Kurtis Katz.  The show's creator, Rori Nogee (Showgirls, the Musical!) will play Remy Morgan.  The Vultures will be played by Lauren Chastain, Jonte Culpepper (Bayside, the Musical!), Musa Hitomi, Frankie Shin, Erin Ullman and Corbin Williams (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas). (more...)

Jason Donovan to Star as 'Sam Phillips' in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit embarks on its first ever UK Tour, visiting Manchester Palace Theatre from 15-20 May, and the cast is revealed for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza. (more...)

BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Bring Timeless Classics to UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The summer of 2017 brings a nostalgic show with some very famous musical talents to Rahway's Union County Performing Arts Center. Songbird LLC will present Broadway and Beyond on the venue's Hamilton Stage on June 10 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Blog: Chelsey Robichaud - The Types of People You Meet in the Audience
by Chelsey Robichaud - Apr 18, 2017

When you've been to many shows, you have MANY stories to tell! Not just of the amazing or 'goodish' show you saw, but interactions with audience members. In no particular order, here are my experiences! I feel that you can relate to most! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 18, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway. To celebrate the release, Porter was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winner Indie.Arie. at Barnes & Noble for a special performance! (more...)

FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY: A MUSICAL REVUE (OF SORTS) to Continue Journey with Stage Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of 'From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Revue (of sorts)' with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  (more...)

VIDEO: Betty Buckley, Billy Porter Chat New Albums on BUILD Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The BUILD Series welcomed Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Tony & Grammy Award winner Billy Porter last week to talk about their new albums, 'Story Songs' and 'Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers,' respectively. Watch clips from the interview below! (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, May 8, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, May 8, 2017! (more...)

Glitz and Glitter Take the Stage In Can Can Cabaret's All-New Summer Spectacular ICE CREAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Can Can kicks off the summer season with their all-new spectacular, ICE CREAM. The historic Seattle venue transforms into a doo-wop ice cream shop -- the colorful backdrop of this effervescent, dance-crazed spectacle of glitz, glitter, and above all, glutes! Inspired by all-time-favorite summer cult-classics like 'Grease,' 'Cry Baby,' 'Hairspray,' and 'Beach Party,' ICE CREAM celebrates revelry with the finest in Market fresh food, craft cocktails, and Can Can's own unique brand of playfully bawdy entertainment. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre Tickets on Sale 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tickets for Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 season will go on sale at midnight on April 26, 2017. Season subscribers are at an all-time high - breaking the record for the theatre's 59-year history - limiting availability of single tickets. Buying early is recommended. (more...)

New Musical SWEETEE, Set in '30s Depression-Era South, to Arrive Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SWEETEE (www.SweeteeTheMusical.com) a new American musical with book, music and lyrics by Gail Kriegel (Home Front, Seven) and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony  nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Birch (Broadway: Grease, Candide, Parade) will play at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) for a limited engagement from May 21st - June 18th. (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Max Crumm and More in BEATSVILLE: THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will present 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 sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Max Crumm and More Preview BEATSVILLE: THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Rep
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will present 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 footage from the show's press preview below! (more...)

Christiane Noll to Make Met Room Debut with THE IRA GERSHWIN ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Chiristiane Noll will make her Metropolitan Room debut with 'The Ira Gershwin Album' on May 24th and June 7th at 7 p.m. (more...)

Summer Stages: Long Island Spring/Summer 2017 Preview
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 14, 2017

Spring is in the air and that means a hopping theatre scene is in full force on Long Island. For the past almost six years, I've truly enjoyed traveling the Island to tell you about the amazing shows and extraordinary talent that we have. (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall. (more...)

Kristy Cates, Todd Buonopane, Bobby Cronin and More Set for NYFA FACULTY SHOW at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 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. (more...)

Get Ready for the Show! 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards to Air on GPB Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

If you can't get enough Cats, Legally Blonde and Dreamgirls, and you know that Grease and Hairspray aren't just styling products, you'll want to tune in to the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards! (more...)

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