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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Faith Conservatory Of The Fine Arts To Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts will present the Tony Award-winning play, 'Peter and the Starcatcher,' over two weekends Jan. 20 - 29, 2017. Based on the best-selling 2006 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and adapted for the stage by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker, 'Peter and the Starcatcher' explores how a young orphan ultimately became Peter Pan. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy Will Co-Direct Kentucky Production of LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

According to the Lexington Herald Leader, Kentucky native Laura Bell Bundy, who is perhaps best known for originating the role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, will co-direct a production of the show at the Lexington Theatre Company later this year. Bundy, who earned a Tony nomination for the role on 2007, made the announcement at the theatre's recent 'Concert With The Stars.' (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. See photos from the recording session below! (more...)

An American in Paris's Matthew Scott to Headline The Black Box BROADWAY SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Broadway's Matthew Scott performs a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, on Saturday, January 21. Beginning at 8 p.m., the event is the second in THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series, sponsored by Childs Engineering. The series, new this season, kicked off in November with Tony Award winner Beth Leavel.   (more...)

LOVE FOR SALE Opens at Soho Playhouse Huron Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light. (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's A BRONX TALE to Perform on NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Robert DeNiro, Tommy Mottola, Chazz Palminteri and Jerry Zaks will stop by NBC's TODAY to discuss the new Broadway musical A BRONX TALE, followed by a performance from the cast. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards Winners Announced - Norwood Theatre's HAIRSPRAY Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 5, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Boston winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Romance to Take the Stage in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Winners Announced - ZACH Theatre Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Austin winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Recap: SoLuna Through The Years
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 3, 2017

It was indeed an emotional night at Long Island's SoLuna Studio annual holiday concert. As the Hauppauge venue turns more to their educational programming and Children's theatre - though not completely eliminating their main stage shows - owners Karen Braun and Megan Pietroforte took time with patrons to celebrate and reflect on their 5 years of wonderful theatre thus far. (more...)

BWW Interview: JERSEY BOYS' Barry Anderson Talks Life on the Road
by Angie Stanton - Jan 3, 2017

Barry Anderson, an Osseo, Wisconsin native, will be appearing at the Overture Center in JERSEY BOYS in the role of Bob Crew, the quirky, but brilliant main producer and music genius behind the Four Seasons. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All the Performances from AN ANDERSON AND PETTY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty returned The St. James Studio over the holidays to present 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' featuring a host of West End and TV stars stars. (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre Brings TICK, TICK...BOOM! to Lancaster
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick...Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Robert DeNiro, Jerry Zaks & Chazz Palminteri Talk A BRONX TALE on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

This morning, Robert DeNiro, Tommy Mottola, Chazz Palminteri and Jerry Zaks stopped by NBC's TODAY to discuss the new Broadway musical A BRONX TALE. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of A BRONX TALE Perform 'Belmont Avenue' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

This morning,  the cast of Broadway's A BRONX TALE performed the energetic number 'Streets of the Bronx' on NBC's today. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Bell Bundy Warns Against 'Praying the Gay Away' in New Skits-O-Frenic Episode
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway veteran Laura Bell Bundy is at it again with a new Skits-O-Frenic episode, titled 'You Can't Pray The Gay Away.' The description reads: 'We should all know by now that you can't pray the gay away. It's in one's DNA and it's here to stay. In light of the inauguration, we pledge our support of and for the equal rights and treatment of the LGBTQ community. We hope all people feel the freedom to let their freak flag fly. Okrr?!' (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Awards Winners Announced - Sean Watkinson, Ashtyn Hutchings and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Tallahassee winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, is pleased to announce its fifth production of the BrightSide Theatre Youth Project with the musical -Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.  Directed by BrightSide Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing March 11-19, 2017 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville, tickets are on sale now atwww.BrightSideTheatre.com or by calling 630-447-TIXS (8497).  (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents BEST OF BROADWAY: 2006-2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

???????The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents its annual musical revue, 'Best of Broadway: 2006-2010', from January 20-February 13, 2017. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Will Continue Development at 5th Avenue Before Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Featuring Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan with The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong at the helm, the show will undergo continued revisions in Seattle as it makes its way to a Broadway revival. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present 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. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Tony-Winning Broadway Producer Mike Isaacson to Receive CTI's 2017 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Mike Isaacson will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Reprises Her Smash-Hit Performance As Fanny Brice Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. (more...)

Broadway Couple Emily Padgett & Josh Young Will Tie the Knot!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Emily Padgett and Josh Young are engaged! Young popped the question to Padgett during a recent vacation in Bermuda.  We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

Katie Goodman's MID-LIFE CRISIS TOUR Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

KATIE GOODMAN'S "MID-LIFE CRISIS" TOUR comes to Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00pm. Comedian and on-line celebrity, Katie Goodman, captivates her audience with her unique style of raw humor and gutsy original musical satire. An internationally touring musical comedienne, Goodman is known for providing an audience with an act that is political, personal, and wildly entertaining. Honed to a razor sharp edge, her recently released first solo album received enormous praise from Punchline Magazine, who put it best: "On par not just with any woman in modern comedy, not just with any music act in modern comedy but, categorically on par with anyone working the current comedy scene…" Katie has been seen on Showtime, Current TV and TruTV. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Awards Winners Announced - Johnny Bennett, Bailey Krusen and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 South Bend winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for FUNNY GIRL Tour Across The UK and Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Full casting is announced today for the tour of Funny Girl which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL's Sheridan Smith to Star in New Drama Series CLEAN BREAK
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sheridan Smith, who is set to reprise her role as Fanny Brice for a National UK tour of the hit musical FUNNY GIRL, will lead an upcoming six-part drama series titled CLEAN BREAK for ITV. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/31-1/1/2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, January 1, 2017. (more...)

Burn Book on Broadway? MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Premiere in D.C. Next Fall
by Jessica Khan - Dec 30, 2016

Confirming earlier rumors (that's why her hair is so big - it's full of secrets!), the new MEAN GIRLS musical will be making its World Premiere at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2017. A spokesperson for the show just confirmed the timeline and venue to The New York Times. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer, Krysta Rodriguez and Matthew Scott Set for The LEX's CONCERT WITH THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

The LEXington Theatre Company has announced that Laura Bell Bundy (TONY Nominee - Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Television's Fuller House, Anger Management), Leslie Kritzer (Something Rotten, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, The Addams Family, First Date, Television's Smash) and Matthew Scott (An American in Paris, Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim) will be joining this year's line-up of Broadway Vets for "Concert With The Stars," on Sunday, January 8 at 3:00pm, at The Lexington Opera House (Lexington, KY.) (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Dick Latessa
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2016

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BWW Review: Husband-Wife Duo Andy Karl and Orfeh Bring Unapologetic Holiday Fun to Feinstein's/54 Below in LEGALLY BOUND
by Casey Mink - Dec 23, 2016

Perhaps you have attended a wedding and, despite repeated refusal, you are forced by your date or young family member to get up on the dance floor. You moan and groan and detest at the cloying silliness that is boogying to some horn-heavy interpretations of Top 100 hits or a once-inescapable Whitney Houston number. However, when you do ultimately decide to embrace this strange human ritual (perhaps the urge comes after your fourth drink or a sugar rush from wedding cake), you realize there is actually quite a bit of admittedly silly fun to be mined from singing along to the staple “Macarena.” That long-winded analogy could, in some ways, describe the joint performance of husband and wife power couple Andy Karl and Orfeh, in their debut engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below, which began December 8. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company Are Set To Shake Up The Grand With Elvis Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company (MUSCOM) will return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre next year with a musical based on the hits of 'The King' himself, Elvis Presley. (more...)

Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Headed to the Recording Studio This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Universal Stage Productions, the live theatre division of the world famous movie studio, has announced that Ghostlight Records will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL on January 8 & 9, 2017. (more...)

"We Are… ON BROADWAY!" A Concert Celebrating Penn State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

After a sold-out performance last year, alumni from the Penn State School of Theatre return to State College for 'We Are... ON BROADWAY!', a one-night-only concert. (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE to Cut Loose on 2017 UK Tour and in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Following a smash-hit 2016 tour which saw over 160,000 people cut loose across the UK, Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017 when an International Tour launches from New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 21 April. (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for JANUARY: THE MUSICAL REVUE at the Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Atomicus Entertainment is thrilled to announce that Hannah Grover and Marc Pickering will join Julie Atherton in JANUARY: THE MUSICAL REVUE at Live at the Zedel. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Animal Trainer Bill Berloni Tames Hounds in A CHRISTMAS STORY at Virginia Rep
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

Broadway dog trainer Bill Berloni isn't just a Tony Honoree - he's also a true animal lover. In the video below, learn more about his history training Broadway's most famous dogs, and how he brought Moose and Reba to the Virginia Repertory Theatre stage in A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! (more...)

Danny Mac and Carley Stenson to Star in SLEEPLESS the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Fresh from the Final of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Danny Mac and West End leading lady Carley Stenson, will be playing the roles of Sam and Annie in the world premiere of SLEEPLESS the Musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: FUN HOME's Kate Shindle
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 18, 2016

FUN HOME and Kate Shindle have more than a couple things in common. A lengthy conversation with her in Minneapolis and the show both provide a lot of food for thought. (more...)

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