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Stage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Producers Work Light Productions (RENT, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical) and The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked), in association with Aged in Wood and Michael Barra, today announced that a stage production of the murder mystery comedy thriller CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

Introducing The Cast of BEST OF BROADWAY Volume III at Center Stage Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Get to know the cast of Center Stage Opera's Best of Broadway Vol. III, taking place on May 20th, 7:30 and May 21st, 3:00! (more...)

Connor Arnold to Star in Tim Rice's New Version of BLONDEL at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017…It's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be! (more...)

Brand New Version of BLONDEL to Premiere at Union Theatre this June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

A brand new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel, which follows the trials and triumphs of an ambitious minstrel in King Richard the Lionheart's court, will get its London premiere at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 21 June - Saturday 15 July. (more...)

Audience Network Premieres New Original Series MR. MERCEDES 8/9
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

The new AT&T* AUDIENCE Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, MR. MERCEDES is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Watch it exclusively on AUDIENCE Network through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, and DIRECTV NOW. (more...)

NBC Has Heaven On Its Mind! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! to Air on Easter Sunday
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!,” a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING JR! Rules at Playhouse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Disney's The Lion King JR. is playing at The Duluth Playhouse starting on March 16 at 7:00pm for 2 weeks through March 26, 2017. The 90-minute musical is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. (more...)

Judy Kuhn Brings Judy Kuhn: RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL to NJPAC 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Judy Kuhn. Judie Kuhn presents Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, a new show celebrating a century of American Song from one remarkable family: Richard Rodgers, his daughter Mary Rodgers and her son, Adam Guettel.   (more...)

Seize the Day! Disney's NEWSIES Gets Encore Screening in Cinemas Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!' three-day cinema event broke ticketing records to become the highest-grossing Broadway event to date from Fathom Events. An estimated 210,250 people saw the event on big screens across the U.S. on February 16, 18 and 22, amounting to $3.47 million in ticket sales. It also now ranks as the No. 2 top-performing title for Fathom Events to-date. (more...)

Legendary Singer Songwriter Barry Manilow to be Named BMI Icon
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is pleased to announce that GRAMMY, EMMY and TONY Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow, will be named the BMI Icon at the 65th annual BMI Pop Awards. (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlights FREAKY FRIDAY
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 27, 2017

For this episode, we take a deep dive into the new Disney musical FREAKY FRIDAY , which was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressely for licensing to professional and then amateur theatres. Cast member Jason SweetTooth Williams moderates a chat--recorded backstage at La Jolla Playhouse--with the show's two stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

The Global Phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - The Rock Opera Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 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 onSaturday, March 2 at 2pm and 8pm.  This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production.  (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's THE LION KING
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 13, 2017

The third episode of our Official Disney on Broadway Podcast, The Pride of The Lion King, is now live. In this episode, we chat with company members whose time with the show ranges from 8 months to 17 years. You will hear about what it is like on and off stage for this very special Broadway family. Interviews include Adrienne Walker (Nala), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki), Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi), and Rema Webb (Ensemble, Understudy for Sarabi and Shenzi). (more...)

BWW Review: Young Artists of America Premieres THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 12, 2017

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT was nothing less than a case study in ambition. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Cool Dave Drops His Latest Mixtape 'Bibles & Coolaide'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

After the release of the first 'Success Universiti' mixtape years ago, Hiya Call'N Productionz artist Cool Dave drops his highley anticipated follow up mixtape 'Bibles & Coolaide'. (more...)

Photo Flash: GULF VIEW DRIVE The Final Play in Arlene Hutton's Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company presents GULF VIEW DRIVE , the third and final play in Arlene Hutton's Nibroc Trilogy, directed by Indy award-winning Katharine Farmer with the same cast reprising their critically-acclaimed roles from the Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" productions of Last Train to Nibroc and last season's See Rock City. Lily Nicksay ("Boy Meets World"/The Wild Duck at A Noise Within) and Erik Odom ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"/Sons of the Prophet at The Blank) return as May and Raleigh, along with See Rock City featured cast members Clarinda Ross (Spit Like a Big Girl/Steel Magnolias) and Sharon Sharth (Waiting for Grace/ member of Actors Studio and Circle Rep in New York). Joining the cast is returning Rubicon artist Faline England (Crimes of the Heart (Indy Award)/Turn of the Screw (Ovation Nomination). The ongoing love story of May and Raleigh concludes with the Kentucky couple now living comfortably in Florida in the 1950s. But their settled life is once again rocked by the arrival of family and turbulent events that threaten their sunny existence. Their love and devotion are put to the test when they must make unconventional decisions in a rapidly changing world. GULF VIEW DRIVE opens in Ventura on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a post-show party with cast, crew and local VIPs. Low-priced previews are January 25-27. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through February 12, 2017. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo & Alison Luff Star in SONG OF SOLOMON Original Concept Recording, Arriving Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Song of Solomon (Original Concept Recording) will be released digitally and in stores today, January 27, 2017, via Broadway Records. (more...)

Broadway Vet Alice Ripley to Hit Vegas This Spring at The Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

For those who appreciate the glitz and glamour of Broadway, The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court, Las Vegas) announces a limited two-night engagement featuring multi-award winning actress, singer and songwriter Alice Ripley in 'Ripley Reflects' on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting has been announced for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical which premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March.  (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage Month-Long Festival of New Works by Joshua Sobol
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New Repertory Theatre in collaboration with Boston Center for American Performance, Boston University, Israeli Stage, and Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater will present several of playwright Joshua Sobol's works during the month of March and April, as well as a conversation with Mr. Sobol interviewed by WBUR's ARTery Editor Ed Siegel on Sunday, March 26, 7:30pm at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. (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...)

Podcast: Second Episode of 'Disney on Broadway' Series Highlights ALADDIN
by Disney on Broadway - Feb 28, 2017

As the first North American Tour of ALADDIN readies for the start of rehearsals today, host Patrick Hinds talks with the cast and crew to see how they are preparing. Interviews include Adam Jacobs (Aladdin, North American Tour), Courtney Reed (Jasmine, Broadway), Jonathan Weir (Jafar, North American Tour) and Clifford Schwartz (Senior Production Supervisor).   (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)


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Marco Raye Releases THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

'The King': a gripping and immensely entertaining story that strives to fill in the blanks and bring the story of King David to life. 'The King' is the creation of published author, Marco Raye, a free-spirited individual with a passion for embracing life's emotional landscapes through his writing. (more...)

KING DAVID: THE ORIGINAL MUSICLESS MUSICAL Opens at Columbia University Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

King David, lauded by theatre legends Anne Bogart and David Henry Hwang (Tony Award Winner) during classroom development at Columbia University, has taken on exciting transformations in form and content since the original October 2016 production. (more...)

Marco Raye Announces THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

'The King': a gripping and immensely entertaining story that strives to fill in the blanks and bring the story of King David to life. 'The King' is the creation of published author, Marco Raye, a free-spirited individual with a passion for embracing life's emotional landscapes through his writing. (more...)

Patty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company, Serving Pasadena Playhouse and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Theatre executive Patty Onagan has launched Patty Onagan Consulting specializing in theatre and live entertainment, it was officially announced today. Onagan's new venture will create strategies that include marketing, communications, publicity, as well as producing and special events. (more...)

Podcast: First Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's NEWSIES
by Disney on Broadway - Feb 13, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has released the first episode of 'The Official Disney on Broadway Podcast,' a six-episode pilot series which includes interviews and behind-the-scenes stories of Disney's most beloved titles and their journey to Broadway and beyond. Through in-depth conversations with cast and creators, the podcast will reveal untold stories of the creation of these world class productions. (more...)

Greater Essex and Hudson County Elementary School Students Present Disney Musicals in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Children from five New Jersey public elementary schools were given the extraordinary opportunity to perform on the spectacular concert hall stage of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Monday, Feb. 13 as part of the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share Celebration. (more...)

iTheatrics to Launch First Junior Theater Festival West in Sacramento, 2/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

iTheatrics, the Junior Theater Group and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) will collaborate on the first-ever Junior Theater Festival West (JTF West), February 10-12, 2017 in Sacramento, CA (#JTFWest), it was announced today by Timothy Allen McDonald, founding chairman of iTheatrics and the Junior Theater Group and Julie Theobald, EdTA Executive Director.   (more...)

Eleanor DeRycke Releases 'Does Prayer Matter? A Discussion On Prayer'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

'Does Prayer Matter? A Discussion On Prayer': a book of devout questions about our relationship with God. 'Does Prayer Matter? A Discussion On Prayer' is the creation of published author Eleanor DeRycke, a retired Special Education teacher and addiction counselor now living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with Donald, her husband of fifty-five years. (more...)

Nikka Graff Lanzarone and More Set for LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Readings for Amas Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

Prolific Composer Alan Menken to Receive Prestigious Johnny Mercer Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Alan Menken will be the 2017 recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 15th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (more...)

BWW Feature: FINDING NEVERLAND Tour All Part of Learning to Fly
by Katricia Lang - Apr 29, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND is touring city to city teaching imagination and aviation. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Stage Readings of LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

Israel's Jean Valjean to Appear in Concert Special on THIRTEEN This Spring
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The latest television concert special from Israeli Broadway star Dudu Fisher, who played Jean Valjean in Les Miserables productions in Israel, on Broadway, and in London's West End, as well as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof will air in the New York Metro area on Thirteen on Thursday, May 4 at 9 pm. (more...)

Johannesburg Boys To Star In PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Showtime Management, the South African producers of the PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, is proud to introduce the three Johannesburg boys who will join the completely South African cast when the show opens at The Teatro at Montecasino in April. The three boys will alternate in the role of Benji. (more...)

The NAGs Players present: THE GARAGE SALE by David King
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

The NAGs Players are pleased to present their production of Canadian playwright David King's The Garage Sale. On a suburban Canadian street, the Grady household is about to experience the frenzy of Phil Grady's mid-life crisis. Against his family's wishes, Phil is determined to change his life by selling everything and moving everyone to the desert. That's when the rebellion starts. (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre closes the 2016-17 season with Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs Friday, May 19 through Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

Kravis Center Receives $100,000 Grant from Disney Musicals in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to Palm Beach County. (more...)

Cantata Singers concludes 53rd Season Honegger's KING DAVID, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Cantata Singers concludes its season with a program exploring Jewish history, culture, and music on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8pm in Jordan Hall. Paired with Arthur Honegger's dramatic psalm King David, Cantata Singers will present Yehudi Wyner's Torah Service alongside Yiddish art songs and choruses by his father, Lazar Weiner, works rarely heard on the concert stage. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlights THE LION KING's 20 Year History
by Disney on Broadway - Apr 10, 2017

A few weeks ago, we spoke with cast members of THE LION KING to explore the family that has been built over the show's 20-year history and today we get a chance to hear from the folks off-stage who keep the show looking better than ever. This episode features interviews with Kjeld Andersen, Elizabeth Cohen and Doc Zorthian who manage the costumes, make-up and overall management of THE LION KING's 10 productions around the world. (more...)

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