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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
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Suggested by The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder which was an adaptation of Wilderís The Merchant of Yonkers which was based on the 1835 English farce A Day Well Spent by John Oxenford, and the 1842 Austrian farce Einen Jux Will er Sich Machen by Johann Nestoy

Good Theater to Stage NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning 9/23Good Theater to Stage NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season on September 23 with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ.  This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers:  Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means. (more...)

Ben Allison Group, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland Next MonthBen Allison Group, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 10 - August 16, featuring Ben Allison Group, Barbara Carroll, Ken Peplowski Quartet, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Carolann M. Sanita, German Alexander and More in Rehearsals for WEST SIDE STORY at Music CircusPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Carolann M. Sanita, German Alexander and More in Rehearsals for WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Rounds Out 44th Summer Season with HELLO, DOLLY!Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Rounds Out 44th Summer Season with HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Music Theatre Wichita finishes its 44th summer season with an all-new production of Hello, Dolly!, running August 5-9 at Century II Concert Hall in Wichita. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-BendingSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A CHORUS LINE casting a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, renamed Casey. With the additional angle of Broadway currently being abuzz with the appearance of stage and screen star Taye Diggs stepping into the iconic high heels of the titular character in the recently multi-Tony Award-winning musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH - itself centered on a transsexual character - it seems as though now would be the ideal time to consider some other musical theatre mainstays and how they could be re-purposed and refreshed with a gender-bended twist. Although certain roles seems tailor-made to such treatment, it is illuminating to consider the rich possibilities that could potentially be afforded in the experience of witnessing the right performer of perhaps the perceivably wrong sex tackling a role normally associated with the opposite gender. Who knows, maybe a female Phantom or a make Elphaba are not that wildly spurious or far-fetched to consider given the compelling performances that have been given by unlikely actors in roles traditionally portrayed in a certain way. Theatre is nothing without reinvention and these are my top 10 picks for musicals I would like to see taken on with fresh eyes and a new outlook. (more...)

Review Roundup: MACK & MABEL with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChanceReview Roundup: MACK & MABEL with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance
by Review Roundups - Jul 28, 2015

Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. Based on the real-life romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, it tells the story of a group of pioneering filmmakers who changed the world surrounded by the great fun of the silent screen: heroes in capes, girls tied to the tracks, glamorous Bathing Beauties and the chaos of the Keystone Kops. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: A murderer returns to Broadway, UP HERE opens in La Jolla and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS' Nick Rashad Burroughs Shows NYC Apartment on MTV CRIBSSTAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS' Nick Rashad Burroughs Shows NYC Apartment on MTV CRIBS
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2015

KINKY BOOTS star Nick Rashad Burroughs gave a tour of his NYC apartment on a recent episode of of MTV CRIBS. Check it out below! (more...)

SMTC Adds Matinees to GYPSY's RunSMTC Adds Matinees to GYPSY's Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Due to popular demand, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is adding a performance of their upcoming production of Gypsy on Saturday, August 22 @ 2PM. Scottsdale Musical Theater Company welcomes long time valley theater veterans Debra Qualtire as 'Mama Rose' and Zoni Award winner Terry Gadaire as 'Herbie' with the title role of 'Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee' played by Sarah Cassidy. The show will be directed and choreographed by David Hock, with Kevin Hayward as musical director/conductor of our 20+ piece orchestra. Performances dates/times: August 20, 21, 22 @ 7:30PM and August 22 and 23 @ 2:00PM Performances will take place at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281. Tickets are $32 - $42 with discounts for students and seniors and groups. Tickets are available by calling 602-909-4215 or online at www.scottsdalemusicaltheater.com. SMTC also announces dates for the rest of the 2015-16 season. The Arizona premiere of the multi-media revue Sondheim on Sondheim will run October 29 - 31, 2015, the musical Hello Dolly will run February 3 - 6, 2016 and the musical My Fair Lady will run August 18 - 21, 2016. Tickets are now available for these shows as well. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next MonthWEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAME at Ojai Art Center TheaterBWW Reviews: MAME at Ojai Art Center Theater
by Cary Ginell - Jul 27, 2015

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BWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton LotteryBWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton Lottery
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 23, 2015

In 2013, Actor Friend published his/her first book #SOBLESSED, with the follow-up #GRATEFUL available this year just in time for the holidays. With the success of #SOBLESSED, and its star-studded audio version, A.F. brought the book to the stage in concert form. After two sold-out runs at 54 Below, the show is back for what might be its final performance ever, Monday, July 27th at 9:30 pm. As always, the show benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BIG FISH Opens Tomorrow at Music Theatre WichitaBIG FISH Opens Tomorrow at Music Theatre Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 44th summer season with Andrew Lippa and John August's Big Fish the musical,  a stage adaptation based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and subsequent Tim Burton film. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/8-8/9/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/8-8/9/2015
by - Aug 9, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 9, 2015 - Sunday, August 9, 2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton;' Turn the Beat Around: 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54; Alice Ripley: All Sondheim; Evan Ruggiero, The One-Legged Song and Dance Man; and The Broadway Pricess Party Featuring Laura Osnes. (more...)

Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More to Bring HAIR to Music Circus This MonthStephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More to Bring HAIR to Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents Hair, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' Hair is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride that Variety calls 'a rock musical that communicates viscerally with its audience. The score's vigorousness and variety are remarkable.' (more...)

Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus - Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus - Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances run August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More in WEST SIDE STORY at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More in WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances run August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Glory Crampton to Join Robert Cuccioli in ROTHSCHILD & SONS at York Theatre CompanyGlory Crampton to Join Robert Cuccioli in ROTHSCHILD & SONS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Arnold Mittelman and The National Jewish Theater Foundation, is pleased to announce that Glory Crampton will join previously announced Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli in the world premiere production of Rothschild & Sons, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Sherman Yellen, with direction by Jeffrey B. Moss.  Mr. Cuccioli will star as Mayer Rothschild, with Ms. Crampton in the pivotal role as his wife, Gutele.  Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

TampaRep to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/17-10/4TampaRep to Present THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, 9/17-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama The Children's Hour in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. Performances are at 7:30 PM on Thursdays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 PM on Sundays. Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from a link on TampaRep's website at http://www.tamparep.org. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present STUDIO SONGBOOK, 9/11-13Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present STUDIO SONGBOOK, 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

After extended, completely SOLD-OUT performances of  "Martin Preston as "LIBERACE"", Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents Studio SONGBOOK", starring Susan Falcone, Michael D'Aquino, and Scott Greenberg of "Cover to Cover"", in a nostalgic musical journey through the decades, celebrating "the Music of Our Lives." in alimited THREE performance engagement  September 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2015 (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project to Open 27th Season with HOT MAMA MAHATMANew Hampshire Theatre Project to Open 27th Season with HOT MAMA MAHATMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

New Hampshire Theatre Project kicks off their 27th season with Hot Mama Mahatma, written and performed by Karen Fitzgerald, the actress formerly known as Karen Abrami.  Karen graced Seacoast stages for 15 years, in dozens of lead roles with some of the area's top actors, before heading south to New York City in 2004.  While there, she wrote Hot Mama Mahatma, a comedy about her post divorce adventures. The tagline? "She went to India to get enlightened but got turned on instead!" Besides playing to sold out audiences, Hot Mama Mahatma won the Producer's Award at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in Manhattan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY! at Theatre ArlingtonPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY! at Theatre Arlington
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Theatre Arlington's 43rd anniversary season promises to be Bigger, Better & Brighter. It is hard to believe that in its 42+ year history, TA has never produced this delightful masterpiece of musical theatre. Join Dolly in her pursuit of Horace and enjoy some of the best songs in the history of musical theatre, including: It Only Takes a Moment, Ribbons Down My Back, Elegance, Before the Parade Passes By and of course, Hello, Dolly! BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Klea Blackhurst in her return to the Birdland stage with EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW, on Monday, August 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

SIMPLY STREISAND to Play Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison, 9/26SIMPLY STREISAND to Play Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Garrison, NY -- SIMPLY STREISAND, New York's long-running hit revue, will make a special, one night only appearance in Putnam County on Saturday, September 26th at 7pm at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, located at 10 Garrison Landing in Garrison, NY.  (more...)

Tampa Repertory Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with THE CHILDREN'S HOURTampa Repertory Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking 1934 drama THE CHILDREN'S HOUR in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, September 17 through October 4. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, September 25 - October 11 at the Spreckels TheatreSan Diego Musical Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, September 25 - October 11 at the Spreckels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the third production of their 2015 season, La Cage Aux Folles, September 25 - October 11, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, September 26), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage, plus a shot of the team on opening night, last night, August 21, 2015. The cast and crew gathered at Bintliff's Restaurant in Ogunquit for a lively after party! (more...)

Kristine Fraelich to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Media Theatre's GYPSY This Fall; Cast Set!Kristine Fraelich to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Media Theatre's GYPSY This Fall; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The legendary musical GYPSY plays on The Media Theatre stage September 23 through November 1, opening the award-winning music theatre company's 2015-16 Broadway Series season. (more...)

Casting Directors Behind THE KING AND I, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING & More Nominated for 2016 Artios Awards!Casting Directors Behind THE KING AND I, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING & More Nominated for 2016 Artios Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has revealed its first-round nominees for the 31st Annual Artios Awards across the theater, television, web series and short film categories. This year, the Television Animation category has been divided into two categories: Television Animation-Adult and Television Animation-Children. All winners will be announced at the 31st Annual Artios Awards at the height of awards season on Thursday, January 21, 2016. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR, Starring Karl Gregory, to Launch Kitchen Theatre's 25th Anniversary SeasonBUYER & CELLAR, Starring Karl Gregory, to Launch Kitchen Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Kitchen Theatre Company kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season with a wildly hilarious and delightful one-man show. BUYER & CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins stars KTC veteran and favorite Karl Gregory. It is a campy, outrageous and riotously funny tour de force production, directed by Wendy Dann. Performances run September 6 through September 27, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music CircusSTAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents HAIR, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' HAIR is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More in HAIR at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More in HAIR at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents Hair, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' Hair is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride that Variety calls 'a rock musical that communicates viscerally with its audience. The score's vigorousness and variety are remarkable.' (more...)

Telly Leung to Release New Album 'Songs For You' This FallTelly Leung to Release New Album 'Songs For You' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

YELLOW SOUND LABEL has announced the new album from TELLY LEUNG, star of this season's new Broadway musical Allegiance opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga. (more...)

NC Theatre Features Broadway Cast for INTO THE WOODS, 10/20 - Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Laurel Harris, Jennifer Cody and More!NC Theatre Features Broadway Cast for INTO THE WOODS, 10/20 - Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Laurel Harris, Jennifer Cody and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Raleigh, NC- North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is thrilled to announce a strong mix of Broadway and regional talent in the casting of Into The Woods, playing October 20-25, 2015 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Joanna Strand & Jacqui Tate to Play 54 Below, 9/16Joanna Strand & Jacqui Tate to Play 54 Below, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Broadway's Supper Club presents Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate on Wednesday 16th September 2015 at 9.30pm. Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate bridge the worlds of musical theatre, jazz and popular song. Infinitely versatile and with a host of West End and touring credits between them, including The Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q, Jekyll and Hyde, Evita and My Fair Lady as well as the Broadway transfers of Master Class and South Pacific, they captivate audiences with their unique harmonies and original arrangements. Embracing everything from the ridiculous to the sublime, their shows are guaranteed to entertain and delight. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

STAGES St. Louis welcomes back its red-hot award-winning smash hit The Full Monty! Featuring a powerful story with enduring characters, this hilarious, yet heartwarming musical comedy will run September 4 - October 4 at the Robert G. Reim theatre in Kirkwood.  (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next WeekOgunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage August 19 to September 19. This high voltage rock 'n roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' 'Fever,' 'Folsom Prison Blues,' 'Hound Dog' and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Marcus, Ryan Vona and More in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sharon PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Lauren Marcus, Ryan Vona and More in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Lauren Marcus, recently seen in Two River Theater's world premiere production of Be More Chill, takes over the role of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at Sharon Playhouse. Anneliese van der Pol was unable to continue with the production due to a family emergency.  Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Pop/Rock Musical WE ARE THE TIGERS to Premiere at Hudson BackstageNew Pop/Rock Musical WE ARE THE TIGERS to Premiere at Hudson Backstage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Heart and Flame Productions is thrilled to present a World Premiere Pop/Rock Musical, WE ARE THE TIGERS, book, music and lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen, musical direction by Patrick Sulken, choreography by Jacob Brent and directed by Michael Bello. WE ARE THE TIGERS is produced by Matthew P. Hui, Geri Silver and Evan Bernardin. WE ARE THE TIGERS recently completed an artistic residency at New York City's Musical Theatre Factory, where it presented two sold-out workshop performances earlier this month. WE ARE THE TIGERS will preview on Friday, October 2 at 8pm; Saturday, October 3 at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, October 4 at 7pm; Friday, October 9 at 8pm & Saturday, October 10 at 2pm and will open on Saturday, October 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 8 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Castle Craig Players' HELLO, DOLLY!STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Castle Craig Players' HELLO, DOLLY!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2015

Love is in the air this summer as the Castle Craig Players continue their run of famous matchmaking musical Hello, Dolly! The beloved Broadway show, which won 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is live on stage through this Sunday, August 16!  (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCKWELL'S Classic Evening of Broadway a Stellar EndeavorBWW Reviews: ROCKWELL'S Classic Evening of Broadway a Stellar Endeavor
by Don Grigware - Aug 12, 2015

Proving once and for all that concerts need not be serious or dull, Fraser Entertainment Group's 9th installment of A Classic Evening of Broadway bowed at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday, August 10 to a packed audience of enthusiastic show tune fans. And it was an uber delightful show! Musical director Brad Ellis, best known for TV's Glee and Broadway's Forbidden Broadway, is outrageous fun and his witty repartee at the piano serving as introduction to each of the guest singers was a big plus to the evening's seemingly spontaneous entertainment. Yes, indeed, the ambiance was so casual in the 90-minute set that it was as if we were all sitting on Ellis's private patio sipping drinks and listening to this musical genius create something fresh, for the very first time. He took lots of risks as in his exuberant opener, Peter Allen's 'Everything Old Is New Again'...and motivated each and every singer to join right in and follow his lead. And what a bevy of super-talented performers were on hand, including Valerie Perri, Barbara Minkus, Kevin Odekirk, Damon Kirsche, Jahmaul Bakare, Elizabeth Hayden and even producer Dianne Fraser, whom Ellis referred to as the series' empresario. (more...)

Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso, Tommy Tune and More Set for Royal Room Cabaret This FallBilly Stritch & Jim Caruso, Tommy Tune and More Set for Royal Room Cabaret This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Aug 11, 2015

Returning Favorites Include Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso, Nicole Henry, Nicolas King, Aaron Weinstein & Bucky Pizzarelli, The Four Freshmen and Tommy Tune (more...)

Chita Rivera Remembers Agent 'Biff' Liff as 'Simply the Best'Chita Rivera Remembers Agent 'Biff' Liff as 'Simply the Best'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Legendary Broadway producer, manager and agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff passed away yesterday, August 10, at his home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96. Biff was Broadway icon Chita Rivera's longtime agent at William Morris. Read her statement about Biff below... (more...)

HIGH SOCIETY to Open Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary SeasonHIGH SOCIETY to Open Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 207th season with the sparkling Broadway musical featuring the classic sounds of Cole Porter, HIGH SOCIETY. Directed by Frank Anzalone, with choreography by Mary Jane Houdina, this Philadelphia premiere begins previews on September 8th, opens on September 16th and runs through October 25th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Legendary Broadway Producer, Manager & Agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff Dies at 96Legendary Broadway Producer, Manager & Agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff Dies at 96
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Legendary Broadway producer, manager and agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff passed away yesterday, August 10, at his home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96. Liff's longtime friend Emanuel Azenberg, confirmed the news to Deadline this afternoon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) at West Valley PlayhouseBWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) at West Valley Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 10, 2015

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Anneliese van der Pol Departs Sharon Playhouse's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSAnneliese van der Pol Departs Sharon Playhouse's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Lauren Marcus, recently seen in Two River Theater's world premiere production of Be More Chill, will take over the role of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at Sharon Playhouse.  Anneliese van der Pol was unable to continue with the production due to a family emergency. (more...)

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