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How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out at Broadwayís runaway smash-hit, Jersey Boys. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of the 2006 takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. As Clive Barnes in the New York Post says, "Itís just too good to be true." Discover the secret of a 40-year friendship: four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. And experience electrifying performances of the golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "Sherry," "Big Girls Donít Cry," "Canít Take My Eyes Off You," "Dawn," "My Eyes Adored You," and more. The New York Times says, "The crowd goes wild!"


STOMP to Bring Innovative Percussion to Queen Elizabeth Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its anticipated return to Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from January 13 to 15, 2017. (more...)

Very Merry Holiday Special Available Now Through Jan. 1 at Blumenthal Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Blumenthal Performing Arts "Very Merry Holiday Special" is back and continues through Jan. 1. During this holiday season special, and while supplies last, ticket buyers will receive free parking with their purchase to select performances and seating for many upcoming Broadway shows, as well as concerts and special attractions presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts. (more...)

HAMILTON's Nicholas Christopher, Jasmine Cephas Jones and More to Headline BROADWAY AT W This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

This Sunday, December 4th, 42 Seven Productions in conjunction with IndieFork and W Times Square will welcome cast members from the revolutionary show HAMILTON for the ninth installment of the hit Sunday night experience, 'Broadway at W.'  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JEST END 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland  returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Italy Regional Awards Update
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Italy Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. 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...)

VIDEO: Mark Ballas & Groomsmen Take Mannequin Challenge Just Before Walking Down the Aisle
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Just prior to the nuptials, Ballas and his groomsmen couldn't resist taking the Mannequin Challenge, set to the tune of Drake's 'Hotling Bling.' (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/22/2016 - 11/29/2016
by - Nov 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/22/2016 - 11/29/2016. (more...)

The Addams Family Are Coming to King's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY when the musical comedy arrives in Glasgow in October 2017. (more...)

Verdict Reached in JERSEY BOYS Copyright Infringement Case
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Case closed! According to Forbes, the jury has reached a verdict in a Jersey Boys copyright infringement case. The Nevada federal court ruled that because 'substantial portions' of the unpublished 'Tommy DeVito: Then and Now' were used in the musical's book, 10% is owed to Donna Corbello- the widow of the biography's author. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/27/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/27/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 11/28
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 11/27/2016. (more...)

World-favourite Family Musical ANNIE for Festive Season Run at Artscape
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

ANNIE, the world's favourite family musical, will be presented by Pieter Toerien and Hazel Feldman at Artscape for the 2016 festive season. (more...)

Oh What a Night! JERSEY BOYS' Star Mark Ballas Weds Fiance BC Jean
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

On Friday, November 25th, Dancing With the Stars' pro Mark Ballas, currently making his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, wed fiancé BC Jean. HAIRSPRAY LIVE star and fellow DWTS' pro Derek Hough served as best man. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: November 28- December 4 , 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of November 28- December 4, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: November 25, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2016

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 11/25/2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 11/25/2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Hair Designers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It!
by Cara Joy David - Nov 25, 2016

A show is a product of design-from the lights that you see to the sound that surrounds you to the hair on top of the actors' heads. Hair and wig designers help define characters, though their work largely goes unnoticed. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A BRONX TALE on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

A Bronx Tale opens on Broadway Thursday, December 1, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niroand four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo,began performances on Thursday, November 3. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla Playhouse Lay Off Entire Joint Theatre Staff
by Jessica Khan - Nov 23, 2016

Holiday layoffs are causing a stir at two San Diego institutions. (more...)

Harbor Lights' BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT Moved to March 18th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight has been Rescheduled for March 18th, one night only, at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Brooklyn Cast of THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Visits A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, the new fun-filled family holiday musical, receives its World Premiere on December 2nd at Narrows Community Theater in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The cast features 45 actors from Brooklyn, who travelled into Manhattan on Saturday evening to see the new Off-Broadway hit musical A Taste of Things to Come. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

ERO Architects Celebrates Opening of World-Class Arts Facility in the Rio Grande Valley
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

ERO Architects, the Hispanic-owned award-winning architectural firm, this week is celebrating the opening of its hometown McAllen Performing Arts Center with VIP and community events, and is presenting Tony award-winning Annie as the center's premiere Broadway production. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/20/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/20/2016. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be recorded later this year and released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis, and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in UK Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and WednesdayAddams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 17 - Sat 21 October 2017. Tickets will be on sale from 11am on Wednesday 23 November to Friends Of The Grand and 11am on Friday 25 November for general sale. (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive look at Waterloo East Theatre's JEST END
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland  returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

Off-Broadway Potter Comedy PUFFS Teams with The Ali Forney Center for Scarf Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, Off Broadway's hit Potter comedy, will partner with The Ali Forney Center for a special Scarf Drive to spread the warmth this season to help New York's homeless LBGT youth. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.  Further casting is to be announced.  (more...)

BWW Review: It's All About The Music In JERSEY BOYS
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 18, 2016

BWW Review: Strong Vocals Save A Lackluster Script In Jersey Boys (more...)

Photo Coverage: ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 2016 Honors Tom Kitt and Lucas Corrubia
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 17, 2016

The Path Fund Inc held its annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL, presented on Monday at Le Poisson Rouge. ROCKERS ON BROADWAY, the original Broadway rock concert series, is a fun and unique charity event that features Broadway's best rockers performing classic American Rock & Roll to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and non-profit performing arts education programs. (more...)

Travis Cloer to Retun with CHRISTMAS AT MY PLACE at The Space Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Serving as the debut performance at The Space, Las Vegas' new community-driven and charity-based arts complex, beloved Las Vegas entertainer and Broadway veteran Travis Cloer is bringing the joy of the season with a return engagement of his sell-out holiday spectacular, 'Christmas At My Place' at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. (more...)

THE DOO WOP PROJECT to Bring Harmony to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Stars of Broadway's Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical are set to take stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse for a night full of songs and stories!  The Doo Wop Project is an homage to classic Doo Wop and the music that was inspired by that sound. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Wes Pope & Richie Mastascusa
by Broadway's Backbone - Nov 17, 2016

In this episode: Wes Pope & Richie Mastascusa have performed on Broadway, the West End, and at Radio City Music Hall. They've graced the silver screen and television in everything from Gap commercials to Dr. Oz. They we the first gay couple to be on 'Fear Factor' and are known for facing the fear factor of the next chapter of their careers. The thing that makes this episode so special is their joy of life or 'joie de vivre'. They solve everything from showbiz to politics with laughter, and its contagious. In today's climate, listen to these two talented men face the unknown, giggling all the way. (more...)

Salta al backstage de Broadway de la mano de STEP ONE INT
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Nov 17, 2016

Ahora STEP ONE INTERNATIONAL ofrece la posibilidad de formacion a regidores y tecnicos de iluminacion y sonido de la mano de profesionales del Teatro Musical en Broadway (more...)

Mark Ballas and JERSEY BOYS Co-Stars to Headline BROADWAY AT W in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

This Sunday, November 20th, 42 Seven Productions in conjunction with IndieFork and W Times Square welcome Mark Ballas and other cast members of Jersey Boys for the eighth installment of the hit Sunday night experience, 'Broadway at W.' (more...)

BWW Review: International Premiere of FUN HOME, Starring Lea Salonga, Eric Kunze
by Vince Vicentuan - Nov 16, 2016

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) Manila production of the 2015 Tony© Best Musical FUN HOME opens and unravels with no fanfare: a minimalist set, a meager ensemble of ten actors, musical numbers that do not play to spectacular choreography and exploding lights, and a venue so small the performers and spectators are actually within an awkward spitting distance. (more...)

The Boss on Broadway? Bruce Springsteen Open to Idea of Musical Based on His Life!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 16, 2016

From Asbury Park to Broadway? According to today's New York Post, The Boss, Bruce Springsteen is very open to the idea of turning his recent critically acclaimed memoir into a Broadway musical! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 4, 2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Richard Ridge Chats with Heidi Blickenstaff, Terrence Mann, and More on the Red Carpet of A BRONX TALE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was live on the red carpet at the opening night of A BRONX TALE. See who he got to chat with below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards Update - Simon Gleeson, Rachelle Ann Go in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. 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...)

Nelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December. (more...)

PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis Releases Holiday Single to Support Alzheimer's Research
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Actress and singer Ruby Lewis, currently portraying the lead role of 'Indigo' in Cirque du Soleil's Broadway show PARAMOUR, has released a holiday single 'Somewhere in my Memory' to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. (more...)

Karrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 12-18, featuring Karrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's Guide to Christmas, Frank DiLella's "ShowBiz After Hours" with Nikki M. James, Matt Doyle, Michael Longoria & Alysha Umphress, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' at The St. James in Aid of MAD Trust
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty are thrilled to be returning to The St. James Studio to present 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' featuring a host of West End and TV stars. (more...)

Review Roundup: A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL Opens on Broadway!
by Review Roundups - Dec 1, 2016

A BRONX TALE opens on Broadway tonight, December 1, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3 and features a cast of 30 including Tony-nominee, Nick Cordero and 'Hamilton' alumn, Ariana DeBose. (more...)

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