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Graham Norton Will Host with Ramin Karimloo, Summer Strallen, Gina Beck, Ben Freeman, David Bedella and more at WEST END BARES 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

TheatreMAD (Make A Difference Trust) today announced that following his triumphant appearance last year, Graham Norton will once again host this year's West End Bares: EXCALIBARE at the Novello Theatre on Sunday 25 September at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. He will be joined by West End star co-hosts, Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies), Gina Beck (Showboat, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera) and Ben Freeman (The Rocky Horror Show, Happy Days, Legally Blonde, Wicked). (more...)

Chance Theater's TYA Series Proudly Presents California Premiere of THE BOY AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to present the exciting and wondrous The Boy at the Edge of Everything. Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Boy at the Edge of Everything will begin October 13 and continue through October 23, on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Rock Musical 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Directed by world renowned director/choreographer Arlene Phillips,"27" is an intoxicating modern fable of our time, a dark interpretation of one of humanity's oldest stories. It has music, book and lyrics and is co-directed by Sam Cassidy. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Tennessee Williams Bio-Musical A HOUSE OF GLASS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "A House of Glass" in concert on Monday September 12, 2016 at 7 PM. Broadway's Joshua Morgan (Les Mis), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple), Leah Horowitz (Follies), Jelani Remy (The Lion King), Austin Colby (The Sound of Music), Theresa McCarthy (Floyd Collins) and Megan Kane take part in a one night only concert version of this exciting new musical! (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

Chance Theater Receives Recognition from American Theatre Wing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Chance Theater is pleased to announce that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, is awarding the Company with one of the 2016 National Theatre Company grants. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents LITTLE WOMEN -THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to remount the heartwarming and wondrous Little Women - The Broadway Musical. Book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Casey Long, associate direction by Sarah Figoten Wilson, and music direction by Bill Strongin. Little Women - The Broadway Musical will preview from November 25 through December 2, regular performances will begin December 3 and continue through December 23 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Max von Essen to Lead YOURS UNFAITHFULLY Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Mint Theater, currently enjoying the extended run of the acclaimed A Day by the Sea will follow that with the World Premiere of Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson, an 'un-Romantic Comedy' about the price of free love. (more...)

Transgender Actress to Star as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Complete casting and creative team have been announced for Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, which will open in January as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE WIZ at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its upcoming revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell, playing March 5 - April 16, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof, December 2-24, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $35-$65 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Fiddler on the Roof are also available. (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...)

Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt to Star in Live at Zedel's First New Musical AFTER YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Casting has just been announced for the first new musical to be staged at Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs. Alex Parker Theatre Company, The Katie Lam Company and Fane Productions present AFTER YOU, with music by Alex Parker, book & lyrics by Katie Lam, and directed by Alastair Knights, Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, running 13 April - 22 April 2017. Press night is set for Friday, 14 April 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at European Premiere of YANK! at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The long-awaited European Premiere of war-time love story Yank! is now open and running preview performances in Manchester ahead of its official opening on Wednesday evening, already standing ovations have taken place at each of the five preview performances. The musical will run until Saturday 8 April at Hope Mill Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Comedy King Makes Royal Visit to the Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

King of the Edinburgh Fringe Richard Herring will be royally entertaining audiences at The Epstein Theatre next week. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/25/2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/25/2016. (more...)

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Comes to Sydney's Hayes Theatre, Aug. 12; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Blue Saint Productions are thrilled to tour their critically acclaimed production of Songs for a New World to Sydney's Hayes Theatre from August 12th 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre's TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

 New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 25th anniversary season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman, one-act rock 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...)

A CHORUS LINE Extends through August 7th at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to the addition of five additional performances of … A Chorus Line. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, directed by Chance's Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Hazel Clarke, with music direction by Ryan O'Connell.  A Chorus Line opened last Saturday and will continue through August 7th on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center.  (more...)

THE GATHERING to Open at Berkeley's Live Oak Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The West Coast revival of the critically acclaimed Broadway play THE GATHERING by playwright Arje Shaw, directed by Joy Carlin, opens on Saturday July 23 at 8pm at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

MAMMIA MIA! Set to Open Playhouse on the Square's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

On August 12th, Playhouse on the Square's 48th season opens with the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2017
by - Jan 29, 2017

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...)

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

With Mischief Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong soon to open on Broadway, today the company announces the new cast for its critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Parody Extends in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Due to overwhelming audience response, Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association with Lang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre, announced today the extension of the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical - the "subversively funny and deliciously tasty" award-winning musical parody of "The Silence of the Lambs." Originally scheduled to close on Saturday, February 25, tickets are now on-sale through Saturday, March 18.  (more...)

Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke to Make Sydney Symphony Orchestra Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Australian music sensation Kate Miller-Heidke will bring her inimitable vocal ability to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall next month in her debut collaboration with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. The virtuosic singer-songwriter will perform a selection of her most popular hits with the orchestra, including Last Day on Earth, O Vertigo! and Sarah, as well as highlights from her award-winning opera The Rabbits. (more...)

Scott Hunter and Barnaby Hughes to Lead the International Premiere Of War-Time Gay Love Story YANK!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The 12-stong cast has been revealed for the international premiere of war-time love story Yank! which opens in Manchester next month. (more...)

Kokandy Productions to Ease on Down the Road with THE WIZ Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Kokandy Productions will launch its fifth anniversary season with a revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown, music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell.  (more...)

Video Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its West Coast premiere production of ... Claudio Quest. With music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed and musical direction by Ryan O'Connell, Claudio Quest will preview from January 27 through February 3; regular performances will begin February 4 and continue through February 26 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

YOURS UNFAITHFULLY, Starring Max von Essen, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Mint Theater will follow the extended run of the acclaimed A Day by the Sea with the World Premiere of Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson, an "un-Romantic Comedy" about the price of free love.  (more...)

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends Again in London; Welcomes New Stars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Olivier and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS by Lin-Manuel Miranda the creator of HAMILTON - has extended its London run at the King's Cross Theatre for the third time and final time and is now booking until Sunday 8 January 2017. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR to Make OC Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to produce the Orange County premiere of Seminar. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Actor and musician Ryan Molloy won praise for his roles in Jerry Springer: The Opera, Taboo, Godspell and On the Town, but he's best known for playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys for a record-breaking six years in the West End and on Broadway. He's now working in the rather more intimate Cockpit Theatre, where he stars in the world premiere of Sam Cassidy's rock musical 27, helmed by Arlene Phillips, which begins previews on 8 September. (more...)

Maria Rizzo and Rachel Zampelli to Star in THE GULF World Premiere This Fall at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Gulf by DC playwright Audrey Cefaly. Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature Theatre's The Flick, Gypsy), The Gulfcontinues Signature Theatre's commitment to producing regional and local premieres of important new plays. The production stars Maria Rizzo (Signature's Gypsy, West Side Story) and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Fix, Dying City), and runs September 13 - November 6 in Signature Theatre's intimate ARK Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Lloyd Webber's TELL ME ON A SUNDAY at New Line Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 25th anniversary season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman, one-act rock 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...)

Ryan Molloy, Cassie Compton, Greg Oliver and Jack Donnelly Star in the World Premiere of 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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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...)

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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