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Chance Theater, Arts Orange County & Veterans First Partnering for Free Theatre Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Arts Orange County, the countywide nonprofit arts council, has announced a new program it is offering in collaboration with Chance Theater, an innovative local theater company, and Veterans First, a local veteran's service agency. (more...)

Fiddlehead Theatre Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

Fiddlehead Theatre Company will continue its groundbreaking 21st season with the enchanting fable Disney's The Little Mermaid for an extended run of nine performances from Nov 27th-Dec 6th at The Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA). (more...)

Darius Campbell Confirmed To Star Opposite Sheridan Smith In FUNNY GIRL!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their production of Funny Girl. Joining Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice are Valda Aviks (Mrs O'Malley), Natasha J Barnes (Emma/Mrs Meeker), Darius Campbell (Nick), Marilyn Cutts (Mrs Brice), Maurice Lane (Mr Keeney), Bruce Montague (Ziegfeld), Joel Montague (Eddie), Gay Soper (Mrs Strakosh); withEmma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Joelle Dyson, Rebecca Fennelly, Luke Fetherston, Leah Harris, Kelly Homewood, Sammy Kelly and Stuart Ramsay completing the ensemble. (more...)

California Repertory Company to Present FAR AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

CSULB Theatre Arts Department's California Repertory Company is thrilled to present Far Away, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing Friday, November 12th through December 5th, Far Away is a timely and thought-provoking work set in a government-controlled dystopia, following a young woman as she becomes an adult and struggles to understand the world around her. (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...)

New Line Sets Sarah Porter to Star in TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' announces casting for the fourth show in their season, Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman, one-act musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY, running August 11-27, 2016, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre space in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district.    (more...)

Miss Michael James Scott's #SomethingFierce Instagram Takeover? Go Behind the Scenes of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

HUZZAH Y'all!!! Something Rotten's Michael James Scott took over Instagram yesterday for The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, taking BroadwayWorld readers behind the scenes of the Biggest Parade of the Year. Miss the #SomethingFierce takeover? No worries- we've got highlights from his Turkey Day coverage below. Be sure to check out the full takeover on BroadwayWorld's Official Instagram. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Michael James Scott Will Take Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

HUZZAH Y'all!!! Something Rotten's Michael James Scott will take over Instagram for The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Michael James Scott Will Take Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

HUZZAH Y'all!!! Something Rotten's Michael James Scott will take over Instagram for The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for OFF THE KING'S ROAD at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

OFF THE KING'S ROAD will play Jermyn Street Theatre (16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST) from Wednesday 1st - Saturday 25th June 2016. Press Night is set for Friday 3rd June at 7.30pm. Go inside rehearsal below! (more...)

Warwick Davis Stars in Concert Performance of New British Musical EUGENIUS! at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

A concert premiere performance of the new, original British musical EUGENIUS! will take place on 29 June 2016 at the London Palladium. This exciting and innovative musical is produced by (and stars) actor Warwick Davis. Joining the Harry Potter and Star Wars favourite will be a host of musical theatre stars, including double Olivier Award-winner David Bedella (In The Heights, Jerry Springer, The Opera, The Rocky Horror Show), Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Samuel Holmes (Mrs Henderson Presents, Spamalot) and Summer Strallen (Sound of Music, Love Never Dies). Comedian Marcus Brigstocke will join the cast as the Narrator and Brian Blessed will provide a guest voiceover. (more...)

Warwick Davis, David Bedella, Amy Lennox and More to Star in Concert Premiere of EUGENIUS! at London Palladium, June 29
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

A concert premiere performance of the new, original British musical EUGENIUS! will take place on 29 June 2016 at the London Palladium. This exciting and innovative musical is produced by (and stars) actor Warwick Davis. Joining the Harry Potter and Star Wars favourite will be a host of musical theatre stars including double Olivier Award-winner David Bedella (In The Heights, Jerry Springer, The Opera, The Rocky Horror Show), Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Samuel Holmes (Mrs Henderson Presents, Spamalot) and Summer Strallen(Sound of Music, Love Never Dies). Comedian Marcus Brigstocke will join the cast as the Narrator and Brian Blessed will provide a guest voiceover. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 14, 2016
by - May 14, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges to Appear in OFF THE KING'S ROAD in London This June
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges will be making an 'e-appearance' in OFF THE KING'S ROAD as a Los Angeles psychiatrist. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of West End's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

On Monday 8 June, there were major cast changes for MAMMA MIA! in London. Mazz Murray joined the cast as Tanya, Jo Napthine as Rosie, Gabriella Williams as Sophie Sheridan and James Darch as Sky. Also joining the cast from 8 June were Louise Young as Ali, Stephanie Fearon as Lisa, Dan Partridge as Pepper and Rory Phelan as Eddie. Dianne Pilkington continues to star as Donna Sheridan, with Richard Trinder as Sam, Alasdair Harvey as Harry and Charles Daish as Bill. At certain performances, the role of Donna Sheridan is played by Shona White. Check out a look at the new cast below! (more...)

New Musical CRUSH, Starring Sara Crowe & Rosemary Ashe, to Premiere at Belgrade Theatre Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Big Broad Productions present CRUSH, the brand new musical, which will premiere at Belgrade Theatre Coventry running from Friday 4 to Saturday 19 September 2015.   CRUSH will then run at Theatre Royal Brighton (22-26 September) and Richmond Theatre (29 September-3 October).  (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater to Present American Debut of TRUCK STOP, 10/5-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) is pleased to announce the creative team and dates for the American Premiere of TRUCK STOP by Lachlan Philpott, opening Monday October 5, 8 pm running through October 24 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Directed by Marilee Talkington, this production marks Lachlan Philpott's first fully produced play in the United States. Philpott is an award-winning playwright in Australia whose plays have been extensively developed at American theaters including San Francisco's ACT, Crowded Fire Theater and the Magic. (more...)

Stars from WICKED, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KINKY BOOTS Set for THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

CitySalt Theatricals proudly presents the new musical The Crack in the Ceiling, presented as part of the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Featuring book, music, and lyrics by James Harvey,  directed by Stephen Tyler Davis. (more...)

Will Barratt And Guests To Launch CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER at Hippodrome Casino, Aug 9
by Robert Gould - Jul 26, 2015

Robert Gould reports for BWW on the album release and launch concert of Will Barratt's Confessions Of A Justified Sinner. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2016
by - Jan 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BEST OF 2015 by Chris Gibson
by Chris Gibson - Jan 4, 2016

My lists for the best plays/musicals in St. Louis is in chronological order. I'm not limiting myself to any specific number of entries either. These are simply the best productions and performances in various categories that I witnessed during a packed year filled with companies closing and new ones opening. It continues to be a great time to be a theater-goer in our town, with many, many choices of quality shows available for your viewing pleasure on any given day or evening. My favorite show among all thesel selections just might be Upstream Theater's THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER. My son and I attended, and were simply delighted by the mix of music and drama occurring on stage. It was a magical experience that I was able to share with my then nine year old little boy, and we both highly recommend that you check out the band Sleepy Kitty. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2016
by - Jan 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Earl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

British actor Earl Carpenter, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's book-to-stage adaptation of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) and abruptly left the Broadway production last November due to a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement), will rejoin the company of the new production of LES MIS in its first Asian Tour (Manila-Singapore), which has been set to kick off at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, in Manila from Friday, March 11, until Sunday, April 17. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

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: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Next week Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and more! (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Global Tour - Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations LLC are pleased to announce their first ever, global tour of the English language production of SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori.  The production begins its journey in Istanbul, Turkey on the 22nd January, 2016 and will tour to diverse markets including Europe, the Middle East and Asia to cities including; Abu Dhabi, Jakarta and Singapore to name a few.  (more...)

THE LADY IN THE VAN, Starring Maggie Smith, Hits U.S. Theaters Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Sony Pictures Classics' THE LADY IN THE VAN, Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir, hits theaters across the U.S. today, January 15, after an early December rollout in New York City and Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Amanda Green and Leigh Silverman About AN AMERICAIN BOY
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 12, 2016

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

Fineborough Theatre Announces PRINCESS CARABOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights and commissioned and developed by the Bristol Old Vic, the world premiere of a new British musical, PRINCESS CARABOO  opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. The extraordinary true story of a beautiful young woman who tricked her way from vagrancy to wealth and power in Regency England by pretending to be a shipwrecked Princess. (more...)

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

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

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SILENCE! THE MUSICAL's Ryan London Levin
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 12, 2016

Minneapolis Musical Theatre and its co-founder Steven Meerdink & Bitter Boy Productions united to bring the Twin Cities area premiere of NYC Fringe hit SILENCE! The Musical to Minneapolis' Lab Theater. Ryan London Levin (Buffalo Bill) took time from his on-stage murderous spree to answer 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

NM Cabling to Begin Work on Battersea Arts Centre Refurbishment Upgrade
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2015

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They're Here! Meet the Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Stiles & Drewe's THE THREE LITTLE PIGS at The Palace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Stars from the worlds of pop, musical theatre and Saturday night TV are joining forces for a brand new family musical that's trotting into the West End this summer. Simon Webbe (Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act), Alison Jiear (Olivier Nominated - Jerry Springer The Opera, On The Town, Britain's Got Talent), Leanne Jones (Hairspray), Taofique Folarin (The Lion King, Avenue Q) and Daniel Buckley (Book of Mormon) star in THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, the latest musical from the dynamic and multi-award winning musical theatre song-writing duo that is George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Scroll down for new shots of the cast onstage! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alison Jiear On Her Kickstarter - And Stiles & Drewe's THREE LITTLE PIGS!
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 6, 2015

Theatre folk might be very familiar with her name - primarily because of her Olivier-nominated turn in Jerry Springer the Opera - but Alison Jiear came to national prominence earlier this year when she entered the Simon Cowell-led star search Britain's Got Talent. She's now using her high profile to fund a Kickstarter to record and release her album, Inspirational. (more...)

Maggie Smith-Led THE LADY IN THE VAN to Be Screened as 2015 TIFF 'Special Presentation'
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir will be screened as a ¬ďSpecial Presentation¬Ē at TIFF 2015. (more...)

THE LADY IN THE VAN, Starring Maggie Smith, Sets Winter Release
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Sony Pictures Classics has just announced a December 11, 2015 release date for THE LADY IN THE VAN, Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir. Dame Maggie Smith, stage vet and star of DOWNTON ABBEY, will reprise one of her most-loved stage roles for the big screen, under the direction of Nicholas Hytner. (more...)

Cast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team and dates for the American Premiere of TRUCK STOP by Lachlan Philpott, opening Monday October 5, 8 pm running through October 24 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Directed by Marilee Talkington, this production marks Lachlan Philpott's first fully produced play in the United States. Philpott is an award-winning playwright in Australia whose plays have been extensively developed at American theaters including San Francisco's ACT, Crowded Fire Theater and the Magic. (more...)

Carly Anderson & Samuel Edwards to Lead UK Premiere of XANADU at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Casting is announced today for the UK Premiere of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy Xanadu. (more...)

Cherie Lunghi to Star in OFF THE KING'S ROAD at Jermyn Street Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

OFF THE KING'S ROAD will play Jermyn Street Theatre (16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST) from Wednesday 1st - Saturday 25th June 2016. Press Night is set for Friday 3rd June at 7.30pm. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Chance Theater is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its second Theater for Young Audiences Series. (more...)

Chance Theater Adds Performances to SoCal Premiere of THE BIG MEAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to announce that it has added two performances of its Southern California premiere production of THE BIG MEAL. (more...)

Melanie Wilson's OPERA FOR THE UNKNOWN WOMAN Set for UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Award winning sound artist Melanie Wilson is collaborating with Fuel, one of the UK's leading theatre producers, on a bold new eco-feminist work that re-imagines the operatic form. Called OPERA FOR THE UNKNOWN WOMAN, the production is commissioned by Wales Millennium Centre for the inaugural Festival of Voice and Yorkshire Festival 2016 in association with Warwick Arts Centre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates The Colonial Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 21, 2016

Anything Goes. Oklahoma. Follies. La Cage Aux Folles. Those four musicals, plus many others, all got their start at Boston's important Colonial Theatre. Now, as the Colonial is in danger of shutting it doors, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrated the famed venue with an evening of songs and stories last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Matt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place May 6 through May 21, 2016. PTC has just announced the full cast and creative team for the production! (more...)

SpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

From May 7 - June 4, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT, a powerful new musical about unexpected love, loss, and brotherhood, based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.  (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 18-24, Featuring Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

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: Bright Star Sings Jeff Blumenkrantz; The Legend of New York By Salzman & Cunningham Featuring Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes; Donna McKechnie: A Visit with Kander & Ebb; 54 Celebrates The Colonial Theatre; and The Girls in White: Songs from the Show. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Hal Prince, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty & More Will Contribute to 54 CELEBRATES THE COLONIAL THEATRE 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Legendary director Hal Prince, writers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and others have contributed anecdotes and memories to be read during  Feinstein's/54 Below star studded tribute to Boston's Colonial Theatre, which will take place on April 19th & 20th, 2016, at 9:30pm. (more...)

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