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BWW Review: The Collective's SHOWSTOPPERSBWW Review: The Collective's SHOWSTOPPERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 30, 2016

There's nothing like a good musical revue - replete with well-chosen songs, performed by a talented coterie of professional performers who are ably supported by a cast of fresh-faced youngsters showing off their burgeoning talents in concert with their more seasoned counterparts - and The Collective (Nashville's newest theatrical endeavor aka The Music City Theatre Collective) certainly delivers the goods with the debut of Showstoppers, presented this weekend at St. Philip's Episcopal Church's Dimmick Hall in Donelson. (more...)

Vital Theatre Company Extends FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICALVital Theatre Company Extends FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the extention of FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL, a new musical with book by Sheryl Berk and Sabrina Chap and music and lyrics by Sabrina Chap, based on the book Fashion Academy by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk, authors of the popular chapter book, Peace, Love, and Cupcakes: The Cupcake Club. The production is directed by Sam Viverito and will continue performances at the Theater at Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street, just east of Broadway, on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 pm, through February 28th. Tickets are $30.00 for regular seats and 40.00 for premium seats. For reservations and information visit www.vitaltheatre.org or call (212) 579-0528. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Manford, Martin Kemp and More in Rehearsals for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK/Ireland TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Jason Manford, Martin Kemp and More in Rehearsals for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. Check out a first look at the rehearsals below! (more...)

Gainesville Theatre Alliance to Present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 2/9-20Gainesville Theatre Alliance to Present ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 2/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

As winter chill hits Northeast Georgia, things are only heating up at Gainesville Theatre Alliance with their production of Once on this Island as part of its annual February Festival of plays. This Olivier Award-winning musical runs Feb. 9-20 at Brenau's Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Performing Arts Center 429 Academy St., Gainesville. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Coming to Lyceum Theatre in FebruaryHAIRSPRAY Coming to Lyceum Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

International smash-hit musical Hairspray comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 8 - Saturday 13 February starring actor, presenter and former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan, Benidorm's Tony Maudsley, TV and musicals star Claire Sweeney and X Factor finalist and West End star Brenda Edwards. (more...)

West End's KINKY BOOTS Now Booking Through SeptemberWest End's KINKY BOOTS Now Booking Through September
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 24 September 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 1 February 2016. (more...)

Playhouse Merced to Present HAIRSPRAYPlayhouse Merced to Present HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Quirky, plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad (Katy Uyeno) has one dream: to dance on the 'Corny Collins Show.' When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on the show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to look past the color of one's skin and fight for every human being's equal rights. (more...)

Llega al Teatro Amaya VIVA BROADWAYLlega al Teatro Amaya VIVA BROADWAY
by ALBA LLANOS - Jan 28, 2016

VIVA BROADWAY estara en el Teatro Amaia del 30 de marzo al 29 de mayo (more...)

Arden Cabaret Series to Welcome Joilet HarrisArden Cabaret Series to Welcome Joilet Harris
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?Arden Cabaret Series, in its inaugural season at the Arden Theatre Company, presents vocalist, actress and multifaceted entertainer Joilet Harris. Her cabaret, FROM ME TO YOU WITH LOVE is on stage Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 8pm in the Arden's 100-seat Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia. (more...)

Barn Stage Company Announces Cast of CAROUSEL ConcertBarn Stage Company Announces Cast of CAROUSEL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this gorgeous production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's Carousel in Concert take the Old Town Temecula stage for 3 nights only! A collaboration with the Temecula Valley Symphony puts a beautiful 32 piece orchestra directly on stage for all to enjoy! The show runs one weekend, March 3, 5 & 6, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater in Old Town Temecula. Glorious songs, a postcard New England seaside setting and a spiritually uplifting story of love and redemption have kept Carousel among the most beloved American musicals ever created. Carousel will be directed by J. Scott Lapp, with Musical Direction by John Mario Di Costanzo and choreography by Gary Iversen. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Casts of GREASE, WEST SIDE STORY, and 90 More Films Dance to 'Gonna Make You Sweat'STAGE TUBE: Casts of GREASE, WEST SIDE STORY, and 90 More Films Dance to 'Gonna Make You Sweat'
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2016

Check out clips from Hairspray, WEST SIDE STORY, GREASE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, and many more in the video below! (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS Gala to Honor E. Faye ButlerPorchlight Music Theatre's ICONS Gala to Honor E. Faye Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 ICONS Gala celebrating the legendary woman whose name is synonymous with Broadway, Ethel Merman, Sunday, May 1, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave. The Gala includes performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the rich career of Merman, the presentation of the 2016 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to E. Faye Butler and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event and its accompanying auction benefit Porchlight's educational programs and productions. Tickets are on sale now and require advance purchase, $125 before April 15, $150 after April 15, $50 for children ages 18 years old and younger are available at 773.777.9884 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces 2016-2017 Broadway on Hennepin Season - Tickets On Sale NowHennepin Theatre Trust Announces 2016-2017 Broadway on Hennepin Season - Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the 2016-2017 Broadway on Hennepin Season, featuring the best of Broadway with five Minnesota premieres and five returning favorites. Making their Minneapolis premieres are Fun Home, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Play; and Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, the critically acclaimed 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with THE LIGHTNING THIEF This SundayTheatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with THE LIGHTNING THIEF This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Sunday, January 31st, with The Lightning Thief, a musical adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz with music, lyrics, & orchestrations by Rob Rokicki. The Off-Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief was nominated for Outstanding Musical by the Lortel Awards in 2015. This 60-minute musical is recommended for audiences age 8 and up. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner About 17 AGAINBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner About 17 AGAIN
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 26, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

E Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at NorthlightE Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans announce E. Faye Butler in Concert. This one-night-only concert event will be held at 7:30pm on February 8, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

SWEAT at Arena Stage - World Premiere Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival is Riveting TheaterSWEAT at Arena Stage - World Premiere Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival is Riveting Theater
by Charles Shubow - Jan 25, 2016

Playwright Lynn Nottage notches another feather in her cap of outstanding work. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring ALICE IN WONDERLAND to NYC and Millville, NJPushcart Players to Bring ALICE IN WONDERLAND to NYC and Millville, NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

?Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy-nominated and award-winning theater for young audiences performs "Alice in Wonderland" at Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan on Saturday, February 27 (1:30 pm) and at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (WheatonArts) in Millville, NJ on Sunday February 28 (2:00 pm).. (more...)

Broadway's DISASTER! Sets General Rush PolicyBroadway's DISASTER! Sets General Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy Disaster! has announced that a limited number of $30 general rush tickets will be available for each performance at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) when the box office opens for that day's performance(s). Limited to 2 tickets per patron, tickets must be purchased with cash only and are subject to availability. Directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, Disaster! begins performances tonight, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and officially opens on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater presents the Los Angeles and Orange County premiere of DOGFIGHT, with book by Peter Duchan, music & lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, directed by Matthew McCray, with music direction by Taylor Stephenson, and choreography by Angeline Mirenda. DOGFIGHT previews now through February 12, with regular performances February 13 through March 6 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Penn & Teller, Joe Iconis & More Set for THE LATE-NIGHT LEAP DAY BONANZA at Feinstein's/54 BelowPenn & Teller, Joe Iconis & More Set for THE LATE-NIGHT LEAP DAY BONANZA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

THE LATE-NIGHT LEAP DAY BONANZA will play Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, February 29 at 11:30 pm. Once every four years, a magical day appears just before March - a bit of extra time for dreams to come true and miracles to occur. Or just to have a really fun show. (more...)

BWW Review: Run and Tell That HAIRSPRAY is a HitBWW Review: Run and Tell That HAIRSPRAY is a Hit
by Harmony Wheeler - Feb 9, 2016

Friday's opening night audience enjoyed the Playhouse Merced production of 'Hairspray' - perhaps a little too much. The promise of community favorite Jim Kocher in drag and of soulful tunes to show off fantastic vocal talents were more than enough to match the audience energy with that of the cast. And the ensemble did prove itself with consistent, strong harmonies in an exciting and colorful show. (more...)

DISASTER! Star Kevin Chamberlin Joins Julie Halston in COMEDY TONIGHT at Feinstein's/54 BelowDISASTER! Star Kevin Chamberlin Joins Julie Halston in COMEDY TONIGHT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Kevin Chamberlin, and Brad Oscar will be joining host Julie Halston on their night off from DISASTER! and SOMETHING ROTTEN! when Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents COMEDY TONIGHT: BROADWAY'S FUNNIEST CLOWNS! (more...)

BWW Blog: Hannah Love - GA Thespian Conference: A Weekend for the BooksBWW Blog: Hannah Love - GA Thespian Conference: A Weekend for the Books
by Guest Blogger: Hannah Love - Feb 8, 2016

This past weekend my high school theatre troupe attended Georgia Thespian Conference (We call it Thescon), and it was my first time experiencing the beauty of it all. When I asked my friends about their favorite memories, Hope Emerson said, "I loved just being able to be myself the whole time with all my friends, and no one judged because we were all there for the same reason- our love for theatre!" This made me think about the incredibleness of it all- how over 4,000 theatre kids in high school across the state came together to experience a weekend of workshops and watching several schools perform amazing shows.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan HiltyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

Toronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on BroadwayToronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Alan Mingo Jr. will play 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), beginning March 29, 2016. Mingo, who comes to Broadway straight from the Toronto production of Kinky Boots, succeeds Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady in the role. Brady, who took over the coveted part of 'Lola' from Tony Award-winner (and original star) Billy Porter in November 2015, plays his final performance on March 27, 2016. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTSOriginal Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig and David Mirvish announced today that original Broadway cast member Kyle Taylor Parker will join the Toronto company as 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Parker, who played 'Lola' on Broadway and on tour, will take over the role in Toronto, beginning March 15, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE KING AND I, PIPPIN, ON YOUR FEET, and More Casts Take Saturday Intermission PicsPhoto Flash: THE KING AND I, PIPPIN, ON YOUR FEET, and More Casts Take Saturday Intermission Pics
by Sally Henry - Feb 6, 2016

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! Today's edition features the casts of PIPPIN, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: What's the Deal with Aaron Tveit? Sas Goldberg & Jake Wilson Investigate!STAGE TUBE: What's the Deal with Aaron Tveit? Sas Goldberg & Jake Wilson Investigate!
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2016

FOX's GREASE: LIVE left one question in the hearts of women everywhere. What's the deal with Aaron Tveit? Below, Jake Wilson and Sas Goldberg investigate! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross TheatreIN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?Initially booking for a limited 4 week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King's Cross Theatre for a third time, now booking for an additional 6 months until Sunday 30 October 2016. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now. In The Heights returns to London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 5, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production's recent success at the NAACP Image Awards and more. Check out the full interview here! (more...)

Prince's PIANO AND A MICROPHONE Tour Set for Australia & New Zealand This FebruaryPrince's PIANO AND A MICROPHONE Tour Set for Australia & New Zealand This February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Prince will bring his Piano & A Microphone tour to Australia and New Zealand this February for 10 exclusive and intimate shows.  (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North TexasMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will play three performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park on February 27 & 28, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Management Group, Inc. The show will make its way to Fort Worth, where it will play for one night only at Bass Performance Hall February 29, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Set for Kravis Center's 2016-17 Broadway SeasonBEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Set for Kravis Center's 2016-17 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the ninth annual series of Kravis On Broadway, which will present a record number of seven smash hits from the Great White Way, including several multiple Tony Award® winners. (more...)

ROAST OF ALLYSON PAVONE! Set for Don't Tell MamaROAST OF ALLYSON PAVONE! Set for Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Mitchell Walker, of AKA Studio Productions, presents The Roast of Allyson Pavone! LIVE at Don't Tell Mama. This event will be a celebration of Broadway Favorite, Allyson Pavone (Les Miserables, Children of Eden) and is sure to be a one of a kind evening. The Roast is a variety show featuring some of Broadway/ Night Life's finest performers, plus some classic roast repartee celebrating the Birthday of Allyson Pavone. 'The Library will be open.' (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

PlayMakers Rep to Stage 'WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...'PlayMakers Rep to Stage 'WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its Mainstage Season Feb. 24-March 13 with 'We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915' by award-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury. Special events associated with the show begin Feb. 8. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Multi-Talented Barry Conrad Stars in HAIRSPRAY ARENA SPECTACULAR in Brisbane, April 8Multi-Talented Barry Conrad Stars in HAIRSPRAY ARENA SPECTACULAR in Brisbane, April 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

With a multifaceted career that spans music, screen, fitness and fashion, Barry Conrad possesses a talent that is undeniable. (more...)

THE STINKY CHEESE MAN to Open Chance Theater's TYA SeasonTHE STINKY CHEESE MAN to Open Chance Theater's TYA Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is delighted to present the irreverent and uproariously silly The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales as the first production of its 2016 Theater for Young Audiences season. Performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 6 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Based on the award-winning book of the same title by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith, the show has been adapted by John Glore and is directed by Darryl B. Hovis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/2/16- Marissa Jaret WinokurSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/2/16- Marissa Jaret Winokur
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Marissa Jaret Winokur! She is best known for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in the highly successful Broadway musical adaptation of John Waters' film Hairspray, and won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance. She recently reprised the role in the Hollywood Bowl production of Hairspray last summer. (more...)

Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This MayLocal Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)

BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD to Play Don't Tell Mama in MarchBLESS THE BROKEN ROAD to Play Don't Tell Mama in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Entertainment destination Don't Tell Mama presents performing artist Tracey O'Farrell in her original solo cabaret show Bless the Broken Road on Saturday, March 5, 4 pm and Saturday, March 26, 7 pm at 343 W. 46th Street, New York. The show is produced in collaboration with legendary New York composer and director David Friedman, accompanied by Kenneth Gartman on piano. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGPhoto Flash: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse presents the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Media Theatre Sets Cast of Pasek & Paul Musical DOGFIGHTMedia Theatre Sets Cast of Pasek & Paul Musical DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

?The Media Theatre has "Dogfight: The Musical" March 9-27. With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan, it's based on the 1991 film of the same name. It's the winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

Cast Set for LAUNCHINGFWD at City WineryCast Set for LAUNCHINGFWD at City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Casting is complete for LaunchingFWD : Season 2, the second annual sneak preview concert of new musicals in development offered by FWD Theatre Project, one of the most-watched new arts organizations in town. Last year's LaunchingFWD event (starring headliner and hometown superstar Jessie Mueller in her first Chicago appearance since winning the Tony Award for Beautiful) sold out the 320 seat main room at City Winery and required overflow seating; FWD hopes this year's event will be even more impressive. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come (more...)

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