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Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, NJ)
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Milburn, NJ 07041

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BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Aurora Theatre And Theatrical Outfit
by Amy Zipperer - Jul 21, 2017

When Aurora Theatre announced that its 22nd season would open with a production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a production offered in partnership with Theatrical Outfit, screams of giddy delight could be heard in the Broadway-themed living rooms of theatre nerds all across Atlanta. The 2014 tuner, showcasing the only collaboration between musical theatre legends Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, seemed destined for Broadway, but, despite the mostly favorable reviews coming out of its premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse and its subsequent transfer to the Papermill Playhouse, a prime destination for shows on the Broadway fast-track, the production just never made it to the Great White Way. Given that disappointing history, it's safe to say that theatergoers' appetities have been whetted for regional premieres of this highly-anticipated musical, and this powerful production, with Justin Anderson at the helm, definitely satisfies those cravings. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde, the third mainstage production from The LEXington Theatre Company, opened last night, and features original choreography by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde), as well as original Broadway cast members Kevin Pariseau and Chico the Chihuahua. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Omigod You Guys! Watch Highlights from Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE in Lexington
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. The Tony nominated actress teamed up with The LEX Artistic Director Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid), for her directorial debut. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hal Prince Gets a Royal Welcome Back at PRINCE OF BROADWAY Rehearsals!
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. Prince of Broadway will start previews Thursday, August 3, 2017 for a Thursday, August 24, 2017 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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The Canadian Arabic Orchestra Will Launch the Inaugural FESTIVAL OF ARABIC MUSIC & ART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Running from October 28 to November 12, the Festival will present a series of concerts and other live performances across the GTA including Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton, both free and ticketed events with almost 100 artists, local and from around the world. The CAO and FAMA aim to promote intercultural dialogue among the tapestry of Canadian society through music and art, and seek to connect expatriate Arabs, and non-Arab communities, and to build bridges through the musical heritage of Arab culture. (more...)

Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Opening tonight in Gallatin is Scott Seidl and Stephen Kummer's Civil War musical Across the Lines, running through Saturday night at CenterStage, 250 Hancock Street. The new musical, based on a true story drawn from the letters of Captain Robert A. Ragan and his memoir Escape From East Tennessee to the Federal Lines, continues its development with the three performances which feature a cast of local artists who bring the various characters in the story to life. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

THE NANCE at Pride Films and Plays Extends to 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' Jeff -recommended Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play THE NANCE - a hit among critics and audiences alike - will be extended beyond its originally announced closing of July 30, and will now play through Sunday, August 13, 2017. (more...)

Park Slope Tragedy: Free MACBETH Comes to Brooklyn for Five Nights,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

???????Now celebrating its 5th year presenting free Shakespeare in the streets of Park Slope, South Brooklyn Shakespeare (SBS) has announced its 2017 production: Five FREE performances of Shakespeare's Macbeth in Park Slope, with opening night serving as the main event of Park Slope Fifth Avenue's Summer Stroll #2 performed on Fifth Avenue at 18th Street (7/29), plus four performances staged outside The Old Stone House (8/2, 3, 4 & 5). (more...)

THE KOSHER CHEERLEADER: A TRUISH JEWISH LOVE Comes to the PGA Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Jul 18, 2017

Sandy Gelfound's life story is a fascinating tale filled with love, laughter… and cheerleading.  Beginning August 3rd, the multi-talented comedienne, raconteur, and former NFL Raider cheerleader will spend four weeks at the PGA Arts Center performing her one person show, The Kosher Cheerleader.  The production will run through August 27th. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Withdraws from SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Due to a professional scheduling conflict, Matthew Morrison has withdrawn from the previously announced performance of Sondheim on Sondheim on Sunday, July 23, at 7.30 pm at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

Kim Zimmer to Star in THE LION IN WINTER at the Barn Theatre in Augusta
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Epic and intimate. Brilliantly funny and deeply moving. Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman star in THE LION IN WINTER. James Goldman's triumph of drama premiers at the Barn Theatre July 25th and runs through August 6th. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Announces Summer Intensive Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

]EMILY LOSCOCCO, former principal dancer of Festival Ballet Providence, PHILLIP BROOMHEAD, former principal dancer of the Houston Ballet and the Royal Ballet, and BETSY McBRIDE of American Ballet Theatre, and SIMON WEXLER former principal dancer of Texas Ballet Theatre will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Violinist Daisy Jopling's AWAKENING Concert Coming to Alice Tully Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

This August 27, the celebrated violinist Daisy Jopling will stage a connective, educational and entertaining performance at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, at once accomplishing all of her professional goals. (more...)


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Excerpt from FROST SERIES OMNIBUS by Liz DeJesus
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 17, 2017

Like fairy tales? You're going to love this new omnibus that rounds up three novels about the descendant of Snow White! Check out the Frost Series by Liz DeJesus today! (more...)

Robert Newman & Kim Zimmer to Guest Star in Barn Theatre's THE LION IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Epic and intimate. Brilliantly funny and deeply moving. Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman star in THE LION IN WINTER. James Goldman's triumph of drama premieres at the Barn Theatre July 25th and runs through August 6th. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Kick Off String of Leading Ladies Onstage in Provincetown This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Mark Cortale's Broadway @ Town Hall series in Provincetown is set to welcome the first of three leading ladies of Broadway who will be gracing its stage this summer. Megan Hilty, breakout star of NBC TV's "Smash" and Broadway's "Wicked" and a Tony nominee for the recent Broadway production of "Noises Off", makes her Town Hall series debut on Sunday, August 6 at 6:30 PM, joined by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Cast Complete for Sara Kestelman-Led THE LADY IN THE VAN at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions announces full casting for Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van, directed by Jonathan Church, which today began rehearsals ahead of its run at Theatre Royal Bath from Thursday 17 August to Saturday 2 September. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup - Jul 16, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Photo Flash: ETC Spoofs the 70's in New Musical DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is pleased to announce our 15th season opener, DISASTER! DISASTER! is a new musical by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. DISASTER! will open with a fundraising gala on Friday, July 21st and performances will continue through August 19th. Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the 70's take center stage in this homage to classic disaster films. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, August 1, 2017
by - Jul 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, August 1, 2017! (more...)

New Kingston Drops Fresh New Single 'Come From Far' from Upcoming LP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

New Kingston, the Brooklyn-based progressive reggae group, has confirmed details on their upcoming album A Kingston Story: Come From Far, due out August 25th, on maverick indie imprint Easy Star Records (more...)

THE CHANTEUSE SINGS MODIANO Set for Release This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

It is little known that celebrated French author, Patrick Modiano (Nobel Prize, 2014), penned exquisite lyrics for some of the famous yéyé recording artists in the late 60s/early 70s.  This is an album of those songs and the culmination of a labour of love for Lucy Hope, who sings under the name of The Chanteuse:  She has painstakingly unearthed, dusted off and recorded a collection of this significant writer's songs. (more...)

Dolly Parton's Smash Hit Musical 9 TO 5 Comes to Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the hilarious 9 to 5 The Musical, featuring a score by country music legend Dolly Parton. Based on the beloved hit movie, this office place comedy comes to the round stage for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of 9 to 5 are Tuesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 30th at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 14, 2017
by - Jul 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Gypsy has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 14th, 2017 - New 'Roxie' in CHICAGO, ME & ELLA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Robyn Hurder joins Broadway's CHICAGO tonight for a limited run as 'Roxie', and ME & ELLA opens at York Theatre Company on Sunday! (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Come One, Come All for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at UD Summer Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Something big is coming to the Philadelphia region. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents the Philadelphia regional premiere of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" on July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm and July 29 and August 5 at 1:30 pm. Performances take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances will run September 8 - October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Hershey Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 2017-2018 Hershey Symphony Orchestra season opens on September 23, 2017 with 'Simply Sinatra.' Back by popular demand is Steve Lippia, one of the world's leading specialists in recreating the music and magic of Frank Sinatra. Lippia will be backed by the full orchestra and the Symphony's Big Band. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Terence Archie and Company Roll the Dice in 'Luck Be A Lady' in The Old Globe's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Old Globe presents Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. This classic musical, the first production of the Globe's 2017 Summer Season, running now through August 13, 2017, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Watch Terence Archie and the cast perform the iconic 'Luck Be A Lady' below! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

The Barn Players at the Arts Asylum Announce 2018 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to announce their 2018 season of award-winning shows, and their director selections who will helm each production. (more...)

FASCINATING RHYTHM Comes to Broadway Under the Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Transcendence Theatre Company presents Fascinating Rhythm, a kaleidoscope of music and dance, on August 4-6, 11-13 and 17-20, in the Winery Ruins at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen. Fascinating Rhythm is the third Broadway Under the Stars production of their 2017 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for ON THE 21ST CENTURY at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Brian Craft and Ashley Figlow present: On the 21st Century as part of Venice Theatre's 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Series. Check out clips of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Spices From Istanbul
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 12, 2017

BWW speaks to Meskhane about their 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Spices From Istanbul. (more...)

Brooklyn's Ryan Repertory Tours SINGING FOR THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Brooklyn based Ryan Repertory Company, now in its 45th season, and Family Music Centers are proud to present Singing For The Boys. In a "performance that never was but should have been" Al Jolson, Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin come together in 1943 at the Palace Theatre in New York City for a one-night benefit performance to support the overseas war effort and to entertain the troops. Through their signature hit songs and popular songs of the period the audience is taken on a personal journey that reveals what made these three performers truly legendary and what made them so very human, both onstage and backstage. A must see theatrical and musical experience!!!   (more...)

BWW Review: OLVIDEN BROADWAY
by Jos Germn Martnez Paneque - Jul 11, 2017

El pasado 10 de julio por la noche tuvo lugar en el Teatro Rialto de Madrid el concierto OLVIDEN BROADWAY, un homenaje al teatro musical desde la satira, pero tambien desde la admiracion, en el cual el talento actoral y musical se fundio a la perfeccion con el respeto no solo hacia el Musical, sino hacia las artes en general. (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents Gypsy, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Kicks Off Its 2017–18 Season with THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, kicks off its 2017-18 season with the Peninsula premiere of the epic new musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (August 24-September 10, 2017). Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame begins as the bells of Notre Dame resound through the famed cathedral in 15th-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful Gypsy, Esmeralda. (more...)

Time for Three 'Takes Time Out' to Perform With NJ Violin Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Elisabeth Morrow School is honored to welcome the groundbreaking, category-shattering Time for Three (Tf3) to the 22nd year of the Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival on Tuesday, August 15 at 2:15pm in the Peter Lawrence Gymkhana. (more...)

The Chanteuse Sings Modiano to Be Released 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

This is an album of those songs and the culmination of a labour of love for Lucy Hope, who sings under the name of The Chanteuse: She has painstakingly unearthed, dusted off and recorded a collection of this significant writer's songs. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

ON THE 21ST CENTURY Set at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Brian Craft and Ashley Figlow present: On the 21st Century as part of Venice Theatre's 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

Sarah Fernandez and Lauren Baez Bring DOS DIVAS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Sarah Fernandez and Lauren Baez make their Feinstein's/54 Below debut in their show, Dos Divas! From NYU's Tisch School of the Arts comes two fierce newcomers to the Broadway scene. With their unique sense of versatility - ranging from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre to pop hits of the 21st Century - these two Latina beltresses join forces on stage in this special one night only performance to convey through song and story the trials and tribulations of what it takes to make it in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Moliere's THE BUNGLER at STNJ is a Comedic Jewel
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 10, 2017

'The Bungler' is now onstage at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) through July 30th. This Moliere comedy, translated by Richard Wilbur, enjoys wonderful direction by Brian Crowe and features a cast that capture their roles. It is a perfect summer production, an appealing, laugh-out-loud show for people of all ages. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Harris Center's 2017-18 Season, Featuring DIRTY DANCING, Los Lobos, Mannheim Steamroller and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Bringing great shows from around the world, across the country and throughout the region, the Harris Center for the Arts' new 2017-18 season is on sale now. (more...)

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