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Liberace Bio Musical Back on Track with New Producer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Following the success of HBO's film BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, executive producer Jerry Weintraub began making moves to bring the legendary Liberace's story to the stage. According to the New York Post, a musical will likely be on the horizon.  (more...)

Lora Lee Gayer and Michael Xavier Join Hammerstein Museum Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3 previously announced their inaugural fundraising event at The Player's Club, NYC on Monday, March 13. Newly confirmed to be in attendance are Lora Lee Gayer (Holiday Inn) and Michael Xavier (Sunset Boulevard). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 25, 2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

HAMILTON Dates Announced at Fabulous Fox Theatre, Full Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announces an incredible season of St. Louis premiers and classic musicals in the 2017-2018 U.S. Bank Broadway Series. The season will include the previously announced HAMILTON making its Fox Theatre debut April 3-22, 2018 for a limited three-week engagement. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/25/2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/25/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Samantha Massell, Emily Padgett and Carrie St. Louis Sing 'C'est la Vie' by B*Witched
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Last weekend, a company of Broadway favorites gathered at Feinstein's/54 Below for '54 Sings One-Hit Wonders,' a concert celebrating those pop songs you can sing every lyric to but don't know anything else by that artist/group. Below, watch Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Emily Padgett (Bright Star, Sweet Charity) and Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Rock of Ages) sing 'C'est la Vie' by B*Witched! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 24th, 2017 - SWEAT, VANITY FAIR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: SWEAT opens on Broadway this Sunday, and the world premiere of VANITY FAIR starts tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Volante, Mossman to Headline KINKY BOOTS in Manila; Show Opens 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) is thrilled to announce the full cast for KINKY BOOTS, Cyndi Lauper's Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, which opens on June 30, 2017, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. (more...)

Ben Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Tony Award Honoree Ben Davis (Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Kendrick Jones (Shuffle Along, The Scottsboro Boys) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Daniel Reichard (Original Cast of Jersey Boys) will join previously announced Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst & Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Join Van Wezel Center at UNDER THE STREETLAMP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Under the Streetlamp featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including Jersey Boys,comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, April 18 at 8PM. Under the Streetlamp is a celebration of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook covering the 1950s through the 1970s. The show features tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. A flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Returns to The Arsht Center 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

More than 28,000 theatergoers cheered when Jersey Boys made its premiere in Miami in 2011. Worldwide, more than 20 million people have seen Jersey Boys. And now, the show that made critics and audiences cheer will return to the Arsht Center!   (more...)

Dylan's Candy Bar to Curate Wonderful Concoctions for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Famed chocolatier Willy Wonka, on behalf of producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions, announces that Dylan Lauren (via her candy empire Dylan's Candy Bar) will be the official curator of all promotional things digestible, edible and wonderfully tasty for the new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Sing Their Way Onto The Bushnell's Stage
by Carissa Chesanek - Mar 23, 2017

There's a reason why the musical, Jersey Boys is such a hit, and last night the audience at The Bushnell got to experience all the hype.  (more...)

Married Actors Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett to Bring LOOK AT IT MY WAY to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome Broadway veterans and married couple Kelli Barrett and Jarrod Spector in their brand-new show, 'Look at It My Way,' this April. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Finds Full Company for La Jolla Playhouse Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the complete casting and public on-sale date for its world-premiere musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 22th, 2017 - THE NEW YORKERS Bows at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE NEW YORKERS kicks off tonight as part of Encores! at City Center! (more...)

BWW Flashback: Past Stars of MISS SAIGON You Thought Were Only In Your Mind
by Danielle Ashley - Mar 22, 2017

This week, Miss Saigon officially flies back to Broadway and its original home, The Broadway Theatre. The original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991 and played through January 28, 2001. BroadwayWorld brings you back in time and show you some of these stars you thought were just in the movie in your mind! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 22, 2017
by - Mar 22, 2017

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

Garden State Film Festival to Welcome Celebrities, Filmmakers & Fans to Atlantic City
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Garden State Film Festival will welcome celebrities, filmmakers and fans to Atlantic City, from Thursday, March 30th through Sunday, April 2nd at Resorts Casino Hotel for the Festival's 15th Anniversary Celebration. (more...)

Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation The Piano Guys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. (more...)

New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)

BWW Preview: IN CONCERT at The Smith Center For The Performing Arts
by Debbie Hall - Mar 21, 2017

The blending of the music of Broadway and the Las Vegas Strip returns for an encore performance with vocalist Daniel Emmet and virtuoso pianist Philip Fortenberry. 'In Concert,' with special guest cellist Lindsey Springer, will be performed at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on March 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at JERSEY BOYS, Coming to the Ahmanson This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

'Jersey Boys,' with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, and direction by Des McAnuff, will run at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre beginning May 16 for an opening night on May 18. Performances will continue through June 24, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the touring cast in action below! (more...)

Jarrod Spector to Bring JUKEBOX LIFE to Feinstein's at the Nikko This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement of his celebrated show, A Little Help from My Friends, in 2015, Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his new show, Jukebox Life. (more...)

Pass Go, Collect $200! JERSEY BOYS Scribe Tapped for MONOPOLY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Monopoly better get ready for more than a game-piece change (though we love the new T. rex, rubber ducky and penguin)! As first reported last summer, the iconic board game is being adapted into a Broadway musical. (more...)

On The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2017

After some 2,200 performances as the legendary Bob Crewe in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys, Jonathan Hadley is more than happy - maybe even contented - to update his resume with the words "journeyman actor," as he adds the role of Sy Spector in The Bodyguard to the list of roles for which he is justifiably well-known. (more...)

Playscripts Launches Broadway Licensing with Sean Cercone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Playscripts Inc. names Sean Cercone President, and announces Broadway Licensing, a new stock and amateur licensing company dedicated to the global distribution of Broadway musicals. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 19, 2017
by - Mar 19, 2017

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

BWW's On This Day - March 18, 2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

23 West End Stars and Popular British Personalities Unite for New Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

A star-studded line-up of leading British musical theatre artists and much-loved celebrities have joined forces to record a double album celebrating the comedic songs of award-winning composer and lyricist Alexander S. Bermange. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Recording Out on CD Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Physical CDs of the world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, are now available wherever music is sold. Following its digital release on February 10, the studio cast recording continues to be available wherever digital music is sold and streamed. (more...)

Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Congas Into 2018 with New Block of Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Producers have announced a new block of tickets has gone on-sale, now through January 14, 2018, for ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY-winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS to Return to Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming public demand, the producers of Jersey Boys are delighted to announce a second UK & Ireland Tour with a two-week run at the King's Theatre, Glasgow next year. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Honey, Honey,' MAMMA MIA! Makes Yet Another Stop at Cleveland's Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Mar 16, 2017

Yes, the jukebox musical 'Mamma Mia!' is back in Cleveland. And, as has consistently happened in the past, the audience was on its feet dancing and singing in the rows and aisles during the extended curtain call. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre presents ANY DREAM WILL DO: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

usical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre re-launches with Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber which runs Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1 at 8pm nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber is conceived by Adrian Marchuk with musical direction and arrangements by Chris Tsujiuchi. It stars Adrian Marchuk, Samantha Hill, Kelly Holiff and Matt Nethersole. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Evan Tyrone Martin to Bring Nat King Cole Back to MPAC in 'UNFORGETTABLE'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Evan Tyrone Martin returns by popular demand with his previously sold-out concert Unforgettable: Falling In Love With Nat King Cole as part of the Artists Lounge Live concert series on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30pm, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. (more...)

Danny Mac, Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, and Maggie Steed Cast in ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town (19 May - 01 July). (more...)

Sydney Morton Signs on for DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S) VOLUME 5 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Just in, Sydney Morton has joined the cast of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 5 - April 22nd at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban & More Spread the Love at BROADWAY BACKWARDS- $522,870 Raised for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Equality, solidarity and warmth filled the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 13, 2017, when the biggest stars on Broadway proved gender doesn't matter, but love does as they explored and embraced the great songs of musical theatre at the 12th annual Broadway Backwards. (more...)

Shea's Announces Exciting 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway Partner/Producer Albert Nocciolino present the M&T Bank 2017-18 Broadway Series, featuring multiple Tony-Award® winning musicals, Broadway hits, and the FIRST NATIONAL TOUR of ON YOUR FEET LAUNCHING IN BUFFALO! (more...)

Ben Cameron and Natalie Joy Johnson to Host Songs in the Key of Equality's WE RISE TOGETHER Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. This annual event will be held on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.   (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Arrive at King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The much awaited arrival of Ghost - the musical is imminent as the hit production prepares to land in Glasgow two weeks from today. (more...)

Potter Hit PUFFS Extends Through July at The Elektra Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through July 30, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

UNDER THE STREETLAMP to Feature Original Cast Members of JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Under The Streetlamp is coming to the Warner Theatre for a live, one-night only performance on Friday, March 24 at 8:00 pm.  Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including "Jersey Boys," Under The Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. (more...)

Eccles Center Announces 2017- 2018 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tonight the curtain was raised on the Zions Bank 2017-2018 Broadway at the Eccles season which includes the long-anticipated Utah debut of Hamilton. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE HANDS OF LIBERACE at Green Valley Recreation West Center
by Debbie Hall - Mar 10, 2017

Premiere virtuoso pianist Philip Fortenberry continues his solo tour, "The Hands of Liberace" tour in Arizona. Celebrating the musical genius of Liberace in his concert, Fortenberry will play well-known, loved pieces and share his insights. A performer on Broadway and the Las Vegas Strip, Fortenberry will star in "The Hands of Liberace" in the Green Valley Recreation West Center in Green Valley, Arizona on March 14. (more...)

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