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The legendary rock opera by lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, The Phantom of the Opera), the premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar redefined the Broadway musical and 40 years later it remains a beloved classic. The instantly recognizable tunes and daringly contemporary lyrics made it one of the most popular albums of all-time, selling over seven million copies, as well as creating a truly global smash hit, with sold-out productions in more than 40 countries.



Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone to Host 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

WhatsOnStage today announce that Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone will present the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards in the sold-out concert at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 19 February. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Releases Free Emoji Pack!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Need a little bit more Andrew Lloyd Webber in your life? You'e in luck, because in celebration of the composer's four hit musicals playing simultaneously on Broadway (a feat achieved only once before by Rodgers & Hammerstein 63 years ago), you can now download an ALW iOS Emoji Pack for free. (more...)

OTHER WORLD Presents Industry Reading in NYC Featuring Ryan Andes, Max William Bartos, Shonica Gooden and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Other World will take place on Thursday, March 9 (2:30pm) and Friday, March 10 (11:00am) at the Lyric Theatre Studios (Lyric Theatre - Studio A, 214 West 43rd Street, NY, NY 10036).  Other World features a book by Hunter Bell, music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and Ann McNamee, and will be directed by Gabriel Barre. (more...)

Bill Rosenfield's 46 BEACON to Make West End Debut This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Making its West End debut, 46 Beacon, a coming-of-age and coming-out play set in 1970's America, arrives at Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited season, running from 5 - 29 April 2017, with press night on 10 April, following a short run in 2015 at The Hope Theatre. (more...)

THRILLER LIVE Celebrates Becoming the 15th Longest Running West End Musical of All Time!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Champagne flowed and a massive cake was cut last night as one of the West End's longest running musicals celebrated reaching a major landmark. (more...)

Panic! Productions Announce Two Winning Directors for John Patrick Shanley Plays at Theatre 68
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Panic! Productions, in association with Theatre 68, present two productions from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright John Patrick Shanley. Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and the world premiere of Shanley's one-act play, POISON. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

 A season of superb music and spectacle is now on sale to Lyric subscribers - including three new mainstage opera productions, three new-to-Chicago opera productions, one new musical production, and one new-to-Chicago chamber opera production. (more...)

Young Artists of America at Strathmore Presents World Premiere of The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) is thrilled to announce the world premiere of The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert which will take place on March 12th, 2017 at 5:00pm at the Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Ayme Olivo, Richard Bermudez and Davis Gaines to Star in EVITA at Musical Theatre West
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical masterpiece Evita at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 10-26. (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...)

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 25, 2017

Some great voices and colorful costumes spark up the Webber-Rice classic (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Featuring a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway's finest rock band - The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm and 8pm and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bart's Tree Service.   (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Shortlists Announced, Voting Open for 2017 Also Recognised Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Shortlists for the third annual Also Recognised Awards have been announced by MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock. These audience-voted industry accolades celebrate talent in fields often overlooked by other award bodies. Voting is now open for all categories and closes on Sunday 26th March 2017. Cast your vote at www.mytheatremates.com/AlsoRecognisedAwards-2017! (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE HANDS OF LIBERACE at Crest Theatre At Old School Square
by Debbie Hall - Feb 22, 2017

One of America's premiere virtuoso pianists Philip Fortenberry, who has performed on Broadway and the Las Vegas Strip, will debut his first solo tour in Florida. Celebrating the musical genius of Liberace in his concert, "The Hands of Liberace," Fortenberry will share his insights as well as play some well-known and loved pieces. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CIRCUS 1903
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2017

In a world premiere event, the producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse, to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular. CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus has all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Meet Nádine - JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's New Narrator at Theatre on the Bay
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is back at Theatre on the Bay, this time with a new Narrator, South African television presenter and Afrikaans singing sensation, Nadine. (more...)

Katie Brayben, Tyrone Huntley, Oliver Savile, Sabrina Aloueche and Many More Set for WEST END LIVE LOUNGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

On Sunday 19th March, L&M Productions will present West End Live Lounge - an evening of music from a host of West End talent. Taking place at the Union Theatre, this will mark the company's first concert with a great line up including Katie Brayben, Tyrone Huntley, Sabrina Aloueche and Oliver Savile and many more. With talent such as this it promises to be an unparalleled evening. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag to Stage LADY X - A MUISCAL at Mary's Attic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear! LADY X will replace the previously announced musical VALLEY!, from April 21 - June 11, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago.   (more...)

New Tampa Players to Host Master Class with Broadway's Danny Zolli
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

In preparation for its upcoming performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, the New Tampa Players, in collaboration with University Area Community Development Center are presenting a Master Class with Broadway star Danny Zolli on March 11th from 2:00P.M.-5:00P.M. at the University Area Community Development Center. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shelley Keelor, 'Stage Mom' Extraordinaire
by Trevor Durham - Feb 20, 2017

Keelor is a pure ball of sunshine with the performative strength of a bomb, even as she raises a son and tours the world. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 19
by Audition Roundup - Feb 19, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 19, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

CURSED CHILD Wins Record Eight Prizes At 17th WhatsOnStage Awards
by Marianka Swain - Feb 19, 2017

The winners were announced this evening at the Prince of Wales Theatre for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, presented by Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone, celebrating the best of the UK's theatre over the past year, as voted for by the audience. (more...)


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THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF RUPERT HOLMES Featuring Holmes Himself
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

For the 75th Kritzerland show we are thrilled to present the amazing songs of the amazing Rupert Holmes. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CIRCUS 1903 - From the Creators of THE ILLUSIONISTS and WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: COME FROM AWAY and CRAZY FOR YOU open on Sunday! (more...)

Panic! Productions present Two Works by John Patrick Shanley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Panic! Productions, in association with Theatre 68, present John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and the world premiere of Shanley's new one-act play, POISON, opening March 9th – April 2nd at Theatre 68, located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA., 91601. Tickets for both shows on sale at:  www.plays411.com/danny  (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Presents Its First Shakespeare Play A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????The Epstein Theatre proudly presents its first ever Shakespeare Production. The most magical of comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream is brought to the stage by Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

Matthew Hydzik, Aaron C. Finley & More Join Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut, will present Jesus Christ Superstar on Saturday, March 25 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Produced by ACT of Connecticut, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Daniel C. Levine (Artistic Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse Broadway & Cabaret Series) and music directed by Bryan Perri (Broadway's WICKED), with casting by Craig Burns, CSA (Telsey + Company). (more...)

Timothy Ware to Star as Lola in KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Kinky Boots national tour welcomes Broadway alum Timothy Ware to the road as he takes over the iconic role of Lola. No stranger to Lola's famous thigh-high red boots, Ware was the Lola Standby on Broadway where he performed the role 186 times. He's previously been seen across the country in the national tours of Mamma Mia! and Jesus Christ Superstar. Ware joins the tour cast in Spokane, WA, on Tuesday February 28, 2017. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): MY FAIR LADY at The Larry Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical My Fair Lady - based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - opens tomorrow night at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, featuring Erica Patterson (and her understudy Ashley Wolfe, who takes on the iconic role for three performances) as Eliza Doolittle, surrounded by a bevy of Nashville's finest leading men, including Cavender Lane, Elliott Winston Robinson, Chris Cavin, Austin Jeffrey Smith and George Hardimon IV. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Star Grant Almirall Joins Cast of WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Grant Almirall, star of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, joins the superb cast of the Fugard Theatre's smash hit musical, WEST SIDE STORY, at the Joburg Theatre until 5 March 2017. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Presents the New York Premiere of IN AND OF ITSELF by Derek Delgaudio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Werner Entertainment, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the acclaimed show, IN & OF ITSELF, created and performed by Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (What About Bob?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors). (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY to Bring Magic to the Fabulous Fox This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis March 31 - April 2 as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: DANIEL C. LEVINE in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 13, 2017

Behind the scenes with Broadway dancers. (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

STUFISH Takes London by Storm with SOHO World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The world premiere of SOHO - a thrill ride of circus, street and theatre performance, re-creating the exciting, edgy and voyeuristic world of London's Soho - created by rock'n'roll global power house Stufish, opens at West End's THE PEACOCK from Saturday 6 - Saturday 20 May 2017. (more...)

Ben Forster Extends His Run as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Ben Forster will extend his run as 'The Phantom' until Saturday 2 September in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'. Now in its 31st year at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, the show also stars Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand New Photos Released from the National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Kinky Boots is the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots). Check out brand new photos of the tour below! (more...)

Interview: Natascia Diaz of ONE HAND, ONE HEART: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN at NJPAC
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 12, 2017

On Saturday, February 18th at 7:30 pm at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), come celebrate Maestro Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview one of the show's performers, Natascia Diaz about her career and the upcoming show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE FULL MONTY at The Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY, now running through March 5, 2017. (more...)

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