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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Oldest Theater in Michigan Gets Ready for Ambitious 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

A mix of one-night concerts, new Broadway musicals and classic favorites will be on the menu when the Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan, reopens in May after several months of being closed for renovations. The Croswell, which opened in 1866, is the oldest theater in Michigan. (more...)

Theatre In the Heights Presents FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Theatre In the Heights is pleased to present it's very first production ever! Fools is the whimsical tale of schoolmaster, Leon, who answers the call to teach in the Russian village, Kulyenchikov. When he arrives, he is surprised to see that the townspeople are all a bit off. There is a vendor peddling flowers as fish, a postman who forgets to deliver mail, and a Butcher who sweeps dirt back into his shop.  Leon eventually learns about a long-time curse that has plagued the village making everyone there a victim of stupidity. (more...)

9 CIRCLES Premiere, John Lithgow, John Patrick Shanley and More Slated for Sheen Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street) has announced the Spring programming of the 2016-2017 season. Featuring a varied array of thought-provoking theater, film, music, art, and discourse, The Sheen Center delves deeper into its many signature series, and for the first time will produce a mainstage theatrical production: The New York premiere of Bill Cain's acclaimed play, 9 Circles.  (more...)

It's Official! Wayne Brady Will Play 'Aaron Burr' in Chicago's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Confirming earlier rumors, producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago have announced five-time Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady will join the Chicago company of Hamilton as Aaron Burr for a limited engagement Tuesday, January 17 thru Sunday, April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Kimmel Center And Bucks County Playhouse Announce New Partnership And Cultural Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

PHANTOM, SOUND OF MUSIC, JERSEY BOYS and More Set for 2017-18 Broadway Season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Broadway Across Canada has announced this year's stunning season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

Kimmel Center to Launch Bucks County Playhouse Partnership with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON & More on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tony nominee Christopher Jackson stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY to discuss his new CBS drama series BULL and explains what first inspired him to move to New York to pursue a career in theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 7, 2017
by - Jan 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

DVR Alert: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson to Stop by Live with Kelly This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Tony Award-nominee for 'Hamilton', Christopher Jackson, will be swinging by Live with Kelly, Monday, January 9th to discuss his role on the CBS television drama, 'Bull.'  (more...)

HAMILTON Anchors Hobby Center's 2017-18 Season, Featuring New Jimmy Buffett Musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Today, BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced its line-up of shows for the new 2017-2018 season.  HAMILTON will play its Houston engagement April 24-May 20, 2018, and anchor the BBVA Compass Broadway Season with five other shows, all of which will be Houston premieres.  (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts March 21, 2017 for a limited two week run through April 2, 2017. Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley Will Go 'Non-Stop' in HAMILTON National Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller has just announced that two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Broadway's Michael Luwoye and Tony Award Nominee Rory O'Malley will lead the National Tour of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively. (more...)

Max Vernon's New Musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Sets Off-Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Invisible Wall Productions has announced that The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - will launch an Off-Broadway run at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). (more...)

Broadway's Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley to Lead National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller is thrilled to announce that two-time Tony Award® nominee JOSHUA HENRY, Broadway's MICHAEL LUWYOYE and Tony Award® Nominee RORY O'MALLEY will lead the National Tour of HAMILTONas Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively.  (more...)

The Watermill Celebrates 50 Years of Producing Theatre and Three London Transfers in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

This year, The Watermill Theatre, celebrates 50 years as one of the most successful regional producing theatres in the UK. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Winners Announced - Brooks Ashmanskas, THE PROM and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Atlanta winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages.  (more...)

BWW Recap: SoLuna Through The Years
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 3, 2017

It was indeed an emotional night at Long Island's SoLuna Studio annual holiday concert. As the Hauppauge venue turns more to their educational programming and Children's theatre - though not completely eliminating their main stage shows - owners Karen Braun and Megan Pietroforte took time with patrons to celebrate and reflect on their 5 years of wonderful theatre thus far. (more...)

WAR PAINT Leads 2016 BWWChicago Equity Awards with Eight noms
by Misha Davenport - Jan 3, 2017

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2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Winners Announced - Xavier Orozco, Alexis Sims, Justin Foley and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Dallas winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

VIDEO: Gloria Estefan & ON YOUR FEET! Cast Perform on New Year's Eve
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Seven-time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and the cast of her Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! performd live from Times Square for New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. (more...)

BROADWAY GOES A CAPPELLA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway and A Cappella stars come together for a special performance of classic and contemporary theatre songs, Broadway Goes A Cappella, on Monday, January 23rd at 7 PM at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS Explores New Depths In Early February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Opera In the Heights, a cornerstone of Houston's vibrant performing arts community, has appointed Paige Myrick as Executive Director, and Eiki Isomura as Artistic Director, effective January 1, 2017. (more...)

Aaron Cobos formará parte de IN THE HEIGHTS
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 17, 2017

El actor ha sido seleccionado en las nuevas producciones de New Jersey y Washington, dirigidas por Luis Salgado (more...)

Major Attaway to Star as Genie in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, is pleased to announce that Major Attaway, current Genie standby in the Broadway company, will take over the role full-time beginning Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016
by Roy Berko - Jan 17, 2017

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It has been the purpose of the TIMES THEATER TRIBUTES, now known as BROADWAY WORLD-CLEVELAND REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-Cle Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

PARAMOUR Stars Will Be High-Flying Headliners at BROADWAY AT W This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

This Sunday, January 22nd, Broadway at W kicks off the 2017 Season with the high-flying return of Broadway's Cirque du Soleil Paramour. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 16, 2017 - All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 16, 2017

This weekend's big news: The American Pops celebrates '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with a slew of stars in D.C. and 'WRITERS RESIST: #LouderTogether' takes place on the steps of the New York Public Library this Sunday! (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents BEST OF BROADWAY: 2006-2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

???????The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents its annual musical revue, 'Best of Broadway: 2006-2010', from January 20-February 13, 2017. (more...)

BWW Feature: HAMILTON at ASU Gammage
by Herbert Paine - Jan 15, 2017

ASU Gammage has formally announced, with an appropriate level of fanfare and satisfaction, that HAMILTON will play its premiere Tempe engagement and anchor the ASU Gammage 2017-2018 Desert Schools Broadway Across America Season with performances from January 30th, 2018 through February 25th. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Will Continue Development at 5th Avenue Before Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Featuring Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan with The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong at the helm, the show will undergo continued revisions in Seattle as it makes its way to a Broadway revival. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Opera in the Heights Presents THE PEARL FISHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Opera In the Heights (Oh!) presents Georges Bizet's Les Pecheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) as the third offering of its 21st season, opening Friday, Feb. 3. This beguiling story of friendship and betrayal is set in the Far East, with a lush, powerful score that could only have come from the composer of Carmen. (more...)

Harlem Rep Extends 2016-17 Season with A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE WIZARD OF OZ and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Harlem Repertory Theatre is extending its 2016-2017 Season with their crowd- pleasing shows: RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'. (more...)

Doreen Montalvo to Host CABARET CARES Featuring the Cast of ON YOUR FEET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Cabaret Cares, the award winning Cabaret benefit series, now is its eleventh year returns on Jan 29th at 9:30 PM. Hosted By Drama Desk Award Winner Doreen Montalvo, the evening will present cast members from the hit Broadway Show ON YOUR FEET.  (more...)

Tony-Winning Broadway Producer Mike Isaacson to Receive CTI's 2017 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Mike Isaacson will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (more...)

ASSASSINS, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a Disney musical revue and a classic New York City love story to favorite hair bands of the 1980s and presidential assassinations. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN National Tour to Launch in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the national tour of the hilarious new musical Something Rotten!, will go on sale to the public this Sunday, September 11, 2016.  Boston will be the official launch city of the Something Rotten! tour with a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House January 17-29, 2017 as part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.  Something Rotten! is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner and Tony® Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe® Award and Tony® Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick. Book by Tony® Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. (more...)

Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps to Direct New Production of DREAMGIRLS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps will serve as Director for the upcoming production of the six-time Tony winning show when it hits the TUTS stage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston next spring. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards Winners Announced - Vincent Ortega, Phylicia Mason Win 2!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Palm Springs winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Ken Ard Hosts 'Luck Be A Lady Tonight'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway Performer Ken Ard (Smokey Joe's Cafe) hosts an Evening of Lovely Ladies from the Great White Way. (more...)

2016 BWW UK/West End Awards Winners Announced - GROUNDHOG DAY, Ian McKellen and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 11, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 West End winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Interview: Joshua Henry Talks Leaving Chicago's HAMILTON, Upcoming Solo Album & More
by Kevin Pollack - Jan 10, 2017

For Joshua Henry, 2017 seems to be his year, as he says in this EXCLUSIVE interview following his 2 solo shows at Schubas Tavern in Chicago. He was joined by some friends from Chicago's cast of Hamilton including Ari Afsar (Eliza), Chris De'Sean Lee (Lafayette/Jefferson) and Samantha Marie Ware (Peggy/Maria Reynolds) singing backup for him. There were also other cast members in the audience including Tony winner Karen Olivo (Angelica), Jose Ramos (John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton) and some other members of the ensemble cheering their friend on. (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for DIRTY DANCING Event Movie
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for the mini-series 'When We Rise' and series premiere dates for the one-hour drama 'Time After Time,' half-hour comedy 'Imaginary Mary' and the event movie 'Dirty Dancing,' (more...)

Sing-Along Version of Disney's MOANA Sails into Theaters 1/27!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The epic journey continues for MOANA fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure "Moana," coming to theaters nationwide Jan. 27, 2017. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rockland/Westchester Awards Winners Announced - Chris Manetakis, BJ Markus, NEXT TO NORMAL and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Rockland/Westchester winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards Winners Announced - Joshua Turchin, Johanna Carlisle, Nick Flores and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Phoenix winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

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