Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces, due to popular demand, a one-week extension for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat.  The production which opens on 16 December 2015, with previews from 10 December, will now run until 23 January 2016. (more...)

Tickets Available Starting Tomorrow for Manhattan Concert Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Manhattan Concert Productions has announced initial casting, leadership, and ticketing information for their concert performances of Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden in its 25th Anniversary year. Both concerts will take place at David Geffen Hall (formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall), Lincoln Center on February 21, 2016 and February 22, 2016, both at 8pm. The Secret Garden marks the fourth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions' Broadway Series that has included Ragtime, Titanic, and Parade. The concert performances of The Secret Garden will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra.  (more...)

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company Kicks off 2016 season with JACQUES BREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

?The Penny Seats return to the stage this upcoming winter for Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, translated into English by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. The show kicks off the sixth season for The Penny Seats and will run on Thursdays February 11th, 18th, 25th, and March 3rd, at Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. The two companies are partnering to offer a dinner theatre-style show, with dinner seatings available starting at 6:00 pm, and performances each night at 7:30pm. Audience members can purchase tickets for the dinner-and-show package for just $20, or for the show only, for $10. Advance tickets (which are encouraged) are available online at www.pennyseats.org or by phone at (734) 926-5346. (more...)

MaryJoanna Grisso, Austin Colby, Natascia Diaz and More to Star in Signature Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of WEST SIDE STORY, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret). The musical, a collaboration of music, dance and theater giants Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurents, is considered by some to be one of the greatest musicals of all time. WEST SIDE STORY will run from December 8 - January 24 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

George Lee Andrews and Justin Scott Brown to Lead 'TIM AND SCROOGE' at WBT This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents TIM AND SCROOGE, A CAROL FOR A LATER CHRISTMAS, with music by Neil Berg and book & lyrics by Nick Meglin. Directed by Nick Corley with musical direction by Patrick Hoagland, the production will run December 3 - December 27, 2015. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

BWW Review: WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER at Mosaic Theater Company
by Pamela Roberts - May 25, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC completes its whirlwind inaugural year with WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER, a play that is relevant, engaging and sweetly funny. (more...)

Tamra Hayden to Take LOVE IS ... to Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

On July 6th, Tamra Hayden, who stellar career includes originating the role of Cosette in LES MISERABLES on Broadway, takes 'Love Is ...' to Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gay Marshall Plays Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Gay Marshall, who starred as Morales in A Chorus Line on Broadway and at the Zipper Theater's revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, enthralled the audience at Metropolitan Room on Monday evening, March 7th, with her spectacular and unusual take on Edith Piaf. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 27, 2016
by - Mar 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Stage & Screen Actor Shawn Elliott Passes Away at 79
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Shawn Elliott, a dynamic actor and singer on stage, film, and TV for nearly 60 years, passed away on March 11 at his home in New York City, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 79. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More to Bring IN TRANSIT to Feinstein's/54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey, and more in IN TRANSIT THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT on March 20th at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

Tamra Hayden to Bring LOVE IS . . . to Feinstein's/54 Below This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tamra Hayden's 'Love Is . . .' celebrating the many facets of love with sexy jazz tunes such as: 'Fever' and 'Something's Gotta Give,' rousing Broadway anthems such as: 'It All Fades Away' from 'Bridges of Madison County' and plenty of spontaneous hilarity to make for a perfect date night out. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll fall in love all over again! (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Conclude 23rd Season with THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

42nd Street Moon concludes its 23rd season with Frank Loesser's glorious Napa Valley romance, the Tony Award-winning THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. This masterpiece with book, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business …, Where's Charley?) is an unconventional and sweepingly romantic love story set in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Considered one of Loesser's greatest works, the stunning score includes "The Most Happy Fella," "Standing on the Corner," "Joey, Joey, Joey," "Rosabella," "Big D," "My Heart Is So Full of You" and "Song of a Summer Night." Directed by Cindy Goldfield, with musical direction by Dave Dobrusky, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA will run April 27 - May 17, 2016 (Press opening: Saturday, April 30) at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. For tickets ($25-$75) or more information, the public may call (415) 255-8207 or visit www.42ndstmoon.org.  (more...)

In Memoriam: David O. Frazier
by Roy Berko - Mar 15, 2016

When my wife and I walked into many an opening night performance, it was our pleasure to find David and Joe Garry, David's partner for 40 years and husband for two, and schmooze about the theatre scene in Cleveland and New York, and the many places all of us had visited. (more...)

Gay Marshall to Bring PIAF Back to Metropolitan Room, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Gay Marshall, who starred as Morales in A Chorus Line on Broadway and at the Zipper Theater's revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, enthralled the audience last week at Metropolitan Room with her spectacular and unusual take on Edith Piaf. She returns to the Metropolitan Room with this show on April 4th at 9:30pm.  (more...)

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS Returns to Sing'theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

A whirlwind of emotions swathed in colourful rhythms heads to the stage in the upcoming Sing'theatre production, the smash hit Off-Broadway jukebox musical, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. One of the longest-running off-Broadway musical revue of all times, it's initial run broke box-office records and played to countless sold-out houses. (more...)

Adam Pascal to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold an exclusive masterclass in Montreal for local performers on August 10, 2016. During the workshop, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

Tamra Hayden Coming to Feinsteins/54 Below, 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?On July 6th, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tamra Hayden's "Love Is . . ." celebrating the many facets of love with sexy jazz tunes such as: "Fever" and "Something's Gotta Give," rousing Broadway anthems such as: "It All Fades Away" from "Bridges of Madison County" and plenty of spontaneous hilarity to make for a perfect date night out.  You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll fall in love all over again!  Hayden is accompanied by Musical Director Dan Riddle and her fabulous 6 piece orchestra, featuring songs off her latest CD, "Love Is…" (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

Creative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Creative Cauldron's 7th Annual Summer Cabaret Series will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from July 1st through September 19th at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. (more...)

In The Wings Promotions adds second masterclass with Broadway veteran ADAM PASCAL in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

After selling out in less than 48 hours, In the Wings Promotions is pleased to add a second Montreal masterclass with Adam Pascal on August 11, 2016. Broadway veteran and Tony Award nominee, Adam Pascal (RENT, Aida, Memphis, Disaster) will hold two exclusive masterclasses in Montreal for local performers. During the workshops, participants will work on musical theatre and pop selections. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited and open to participants who will each have one-on-one time with Pascal, as well as auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a Q & A with Adam along with a short performance. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 9, 2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

CAPTAIN AURORA: A SUPERHERO MUSICAL Remount to Play Centaur Theatre, 1/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal (winner of the 2015 Frankie for Most Promising English Company) is proud to present the remount of last year's highest grossing 25th St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival show: Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical. Created and directed by Trevor Barrette, Captain Aurora is a show about the nightmares that come true when dreams do and the search for meaning, a search that will take our audience from the streets of Megacity to intergalactic spacecrafts and alternate dimensions! (more...)


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WAKE UP with BWW 1/4/2016 - JRB & Shoshana, BROADWAY IS A DRAG & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 4, 2016

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: Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean take the stage in L.A., and BROADWAY IS A DRAG raises funds for BC/EFA at Feinstein's/54 Below! (more...)

Rodney Hicks Joins UNCIVIL Concert Presentation Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Rodney Hicks will star as General Robert E. Lee alongside Tony Nominee J. Robert Spencer, Mitchell Jarvis, Wayne Duvall, Michael Abbott Jr., Ian Lowe and Brian Charles Rooney in the upcoming Feinstein's/54 Below concert presentation of the new hit musical, Uncivil, Feb 2nd at 9:30pm. (more...)

Penny Seats' Production of JACQUES BREL Opens February 11 at Ann Arbor's Conor O'Neill's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

The Penny Seats return to the stage this winter for Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, translated into English by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. The show kicks off the sixth season for The Penny Seats. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2016
by - Jan 22, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More Set for IN TRANSIT in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey, and more in IN TRANSIT THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT on March 20th at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI Premiere Begins This Month at Creative Cauldron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Creative Cauldron will premiere MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI, a new musical written by Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner. The production will run from January 28th through February 21st, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church.  Press Night is Saturday, February 6th at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Penny Seats' JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL to Offer Encore Performance at Conor O'Neill's in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

Given high audience demand, The Penny Seats will offer an encore performance of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well on the final performance date of the run, Thursday, March 3rd. This encore performance starts at 9:15pm, with dinner seatings beginning at 7:30pm. (This show is in addition to the sold out performance at 7:30 pm that same day.) As the show is only 70 minutes long, the evening will conclude at approximately 10:30pm.  (more...)

Penny Seats to Offer Encore Performance of JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Given high audience demand, The Penny Seats will offer an encore performance of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well  on the final performance date of the run, Thursday, March 3rd.  This encore performance starts at 9:15pm, with dinner seatings beginning at 7:30pm. (This show is in addition to the sold out performance at 7:30 pm that same day.)  As the show is only 70 minutes long, the evening will conclude at approximately 10:30pm.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 19, 2016
by - Feb 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

World, New England Premieres on Tap for Gloucester Stage's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company Artistic Director, Robert Walsh, recently announced the six-play lineup for Gloucester Stage's 37th Season of professional theater in Gloucester, Massachusetts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Penny Seats' JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL Opens This Week in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Join Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company February 11th, 18th, 25th, and March 3rd for the mesmerizing music, humor, and sentiment of the one and only Jacques Brel. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards Update - Bruce Nelson, Eric Stien Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards Update - Bruce Nelson Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards Update - Bruce Nelson in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of FIRST DATE, February 4 - April 24, 2016 at the CLO Cabaret.  This inventive new version of the Broadway musical comedy was created just for Pittsburgh CLO by the original writers, Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.  Our cast of five will shine a hopeful spotlight on the chances we all take to fall in love through a flirtatious, funny and unexpected tale of two strangers meeting for the first time.  Audiences will [literally] surround these two would-be lovers and their band of quirky friends with brand-new and imaginative staging set to transform the CLO Cabaret into the "First Date" of your dreams.  Tickets start at $36.75 and are now available at CLOCabaret.com or by calling 412-281-2822 (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Appleton Area University Theater Schedules
by Meredith Kreisa - Aug 26, 2016

Local universities offer exciting shows at affordable prices, and the 2016-2017 season is no exception. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Phil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE Set for 2016 United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Phil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) (more...)

Mosaic Theater to Close Inaugural Season with WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Inaugural Season arrives at a climactic finale with the lively and comedic Off-Broadway hit, When January Feels Like Summer, written by Cori Thomas and directed by Mosaic Theater Managing Director & Producer Serge Seiden (Bad Jews, Apple Family Plays). (more...)

HAMILTON Star Andrew Chappelle to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal on 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Broadway Star of HAMILTON, Andrew Chappelle (HAMILTON, MAMMA MIA!, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) will hold an exclusive masterclass for local performers. Andrew will teach lucky participants a song and dance combo from HAMILTON as well as sharing tricks of the trade for auditioning for musical theatre productions. Enrollment in the master class is extremely limited. The class is also open to auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a lively Q & A with Andrew where he will share his experiences in this historic, revolutionary and inspiring new American musical phenomenon! The smash hit musical, HAMILTON is currently running on Broadway and recently won a Grammy Award to Best Musical Theatre Album. (more...)

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