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BWW Previews: BLEACHER BUMS at Playhouse 101
by Cary Ginell - Apr 28, 2017

Tonight, we are excited in welcoming Playhouse 101, a new multi-use theater which makes its debut in Agoura Hills. Located in an office building complex at 28720 Canwood St., Playhouse 101 is managed by Jeff Wallach, artistic director for Curtain Call Youth Theatre. Jeff has ambitious plans for his new venue, including renting it out for rehearsals and concerts in addition to conventional theatrical plays and musicals. We visited the theater yesterday, where Jeff proudly showed us around. Its first production, the popular baseball comedy Bleacher Bums, bats leadoff in the Playhouse 101 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JAG Productions' FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

JAG Productions will present August Wilson's Fences later this month at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont.  Previews begin April 27, 2017 and performances run through May 7, 2017. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. (more...)

Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson to Join the Cast of LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

From Monday 12 June 2017, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre, which is now in its record breaking 33rd year. (more...)

2017 Blumey Award Nominees Feature Best in High School Musical Theater; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts has announced the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 6th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 21, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces Nominees for 6th Annual Blumey Awards; Ceremony 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 6th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 21, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At JAG Productions' FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

JAG Productions will present August Wilson's Fences later this month at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont.  Previews begin April 27, 2017 and performances run through May 7, 2017. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

RENT to Rock the Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

RENT, Jonathan Larson's famed rock opera that changed the course of a generation, opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, May 17 and runs through June 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the World Premiere of CLUE ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Appropriately set in the historic Parry Mansion of New Hope, the highly-acclaimed cast of "Clue On Stage", directed by Hunter Foster, descended from the central stairway with their weapons in their hands to meet guests on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (more...)

iLLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Headed to O'Neill Center's National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Following a sold out "Best of Fest!" win at 2017's New York Musical Festival (NYMF), plus sold out runs in Ohio and Atlanta, iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical is headed to the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference (NMTC) this July. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS at City Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

City Theater in Biddeford continues their 2016-17 season with the Robert Harling's southern comedy-drama Steel Magnolias May 12-27, 2017. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious and touching story of love, loss, and enduring friendship. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Ethel Merman Doing Disco and More!
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 27, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Odd marketing, SNL does theatre, political correctness in musical theatre, Hal Prince tackles racism, and Ethel Merman sings Nirvana. (more...)

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...)

Teaching Young Artists to Stage Area Premiere of CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present the area premiere of new Cry-Baby the Musical this June. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Seuss' Stories Onstage!
by Guest Blogger: Emma Suttell - Apr 26, 2017

As I am typing, engulfed in a cloud of Hairspray accompanied by several shades of unusual eyeshadow colors. To close out the 2016-17 theatre season, I am part of the cast of Seussical at a small, local theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. In this whirlwind of a show, which intertwines several of Dr. Seuss' beloved stories, I play the role of Mrs. Mayor, the mother of Jojo, a boy who loves to think. The Whos are an extravagant group of people with unusual hairstyles (hence the presence of Hairspray sticking to my floor) and an obsession with the colors yellow and turquoise.  (more...)

Mitchell Walker and AKA Studio Productions presents Reading of Sally Nemeth's MILL FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Mitchell Walker and AKA Studio Productions (The Dodgers, Photo Op) produce a reading of 'Mill Fire' by Sally Nemeth on May 1st, 2017 at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, NYC.  (more...)

Cal Shakes Opens 2017 Season with AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Director Desdemona Chiang makes her Cal Shakes debut, infusing Shakespeare's  romantic comedy with the vibrant, complicated, and shifting energy of the Bay Area.   Berkeley, CA, April 26 - California Shakespeare Theater begins its 43rd Season with Shakespeare's gender-bending comedy, As You Like It. In director Desdemona Chiang's all new production, adaptable and resilient Rosalind must leave everything she knows behind to find her true family. (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...)

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...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Teams with Coming Out for Special Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will partner with Coming Out, a non-profit open-source platform for sharing diverse stories about coming out, for a special event after the performance on Thursday, April 27. Engage with peers, cast and creative members of The View UpStairs, and the Coming Out team as we celebrate the LGBTQ community's vibrant and diverse voices.   (more...)

LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) to Play Underbelly Festival This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

After wowing audiences at London Wonderground in 2016, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone's favourite diva back to London this Summer in Liza's Back! (is broken), his five-star comic tribute to the iconic Liza Minnelli, playing at the Underbelly Festival for 6 performances only from Tuesday 27 June to Sunday 2 July. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Bring THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its West Palm Beach premiere May 9-14 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour.  (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...)

The 'Nicest Kids in Town' Will Bring HAIRSPRAY to Greenville Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is excited to present Hairspray The Musical! (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

This morning's 'Good Morning America' gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the new Broadway musical CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, which opened its doors last night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer, Sue Frost
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 24, 2017

Sue Frost is one of the most inspirational producers working on Broadway. In addition to her indefatigable generosity, Sue is one of the theatre's loudest advocates for new musicals. In addition to the Tony Award winning Memphis, Sue also produced MAKE ME A SONG, FIRST DATE, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, and one of Behind the Curtain's favorite musicals, this season's COME FROM AWAY. Sue pulls back the curtain on her career, including how a train ride to Washington DC cemented her journey, what was the impetus to produce COME FROM AWAY, and why she refunded 1,506 people in one night! Also, Sue walks us through the process of producing a new musical!  (more...)

Houston Symphony Celebrates Dr. Seuss With 'Green Eggs and Ham' Concert, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Houston Symphony celebrates the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with a semi-staged, orchestral version of “Green Eggs and Ham” at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017.Led by Associate Conductor Robert Franz, the animated, fun-filled celebration of Dr. Seuss at the Symphony will also feature familiar music from animated television classics and lively musical works that capture the imagination. (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (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...)

BWW Interview: Davis Cameron Lemley in CAT IN THE HAT at The Growing Stage 5/5 to 5/21
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 24, 2017

The Growing Stage completes its 35th Anniversary Main Stage season with 'Dr. Seuss's THE CAT IN THE HAT' directed by Lori B. Lawrence. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss, the show will be on the Netcong stage from May 5th to May 21st. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Davis Cameron Lemley who plays Cat in the show. (more...)

Broadway Noire to Celebrate African American Culture in MAKE THEM HEAR YOU at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Derrick Byars and the cast of Make Them Hear You will bring their celebration of African American culture in musical theatre to Feinstein's/54 Below! Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway Noire on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. Directed and Produced by Byars, Make Them Hear You follows the musical journey from the 1920's through the present and shows how we have made them hear us!  (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Minneapolis; Tickets On Sale 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, with Hennepin Theatre Trust, are proud to announce MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is returning to Minneapolis as the final presentation of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season July 11-16, 2017 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis). (more...)

IN TRANSIT's Russ Kaplan Announces Broadway Jazz Session with Special Guests Justin Guarini and Shayna Steele
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Russ Kaplan, a creator of the Broadway musical In Transit and leader of the eponymous jazz band Russ Kaplan + 7, will be appearing with his band in 'Russ Kaplan's Broadway Jazz Session,' along with guest vocalists Justin Guarini, Shayna Steele, and beatboxer Chesney Snow. The concert will be held at The Green Room 42 [570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036] on Sunday, April 30 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10157817. There is no food and drink minimum. (more...)

Philadelphia Performers Celebrate Broadway in Manayunk
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Some of Philadelphia's biggest musical theater stars are teaming up for a one-night only salute to the Great White Way. The Summer Club Salutes Broadway will feature a 17-piece live big band performing hits from Jersey Boys, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, and more at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center (7 Lock Street, Philadelphia) at 8PM on May 1. (more...)

BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Full Bloom at Theatre Jacksonville
by Heather Vollman - Apr 23, 2017

If you are like me and were practically raised in Truvy's Beauty Parlor, when STEEL MAGNOLIAS hits the stage, you're in the front(ish) row, trying to get Shelby to drink her juice. If you're not like me, you might check it out because it has become a classic and you want to know why. Whichever your stance, you're in luck, because Theatre Jacksonville opened STEEL MAGNOLIAS Friday night, and it will play through May 7th. (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: Kristin Chenoweth Hosts HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Exhibit Preview at The Paley Center For Media
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Hairspray LIVE! star Kristin Chenoweth, Executive Producer Craig Zadan and Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment hosted a press preview of You Can't Stop the Beat: The Art and Artistry of 'Hairspray Live!' on Friday evening, Apr. 21 at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles.   (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway -they say there's always magic in the air… And soon, there will surely be some of that Broadway magic gracing the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, "mountain-style", with the return of the State Theatre's 2007 hit, Smokey Joe's Cafe! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Visits Paley Center Prior to Opening of HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

'Hairspray LIVE!' star Kristin Chenoweth, Executive Producer Craig Zadan and Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment hosted a press preview of You Can't Stop the Beat: The Art and Artistry of 'Hairspray Live!' on Friday evening, Apr. 21 at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. (more...)

John Waters to Debut CAMP JOHN WATERS at Club Getaway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) will host a once in a lifetime sleepaway camp experience for fans in Kent, Connecticut September 22-24.  Adult Summer Camp, Club Getaway, will be transformed into Camp John Waters for this exclusive weekend. (more...)

YOU GIVE ME FEVER - THE PHAEDRA CABARET to Set Out on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Award-winning LynchPin Productions Theatre Company confirmed new tour dates for You Give Me Fever - the Phaedra Cabaret coming to the Brighton Fringe, Hemingways of Haslemere. Guildford, and the Farnham Flash Festival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tina Ghandchilar
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 21, 2017

Today's subject Tina Ghandchilar is currently living her theatre life in the most stoked way possible. She is currently preparing to star as Florence in Chess at The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts, which, in my opinion, is the best arts in education institution in DC. The production runs from April 27th through May 6th. (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...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cabrillo Music Theatre Takes to Heaven SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT! For the first time in the Kavli theatre, Cabrillo will present this hilarious new musical, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, musical direction by Kyle C. Norris, choreography by Michelle Elkin and direction by Misti B. Wills. (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...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - Hairspray LIVE Exhibit and More! (more...)

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