Legally Blonde on Tour


Casting Announced for Regional Premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at The Starlite Room.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Directors Dennis Clark (Legally Blonde, Footloose) and KT Curran (The First Times Club, When the Party Ends) announced today complete casting for the upcoming Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical opening June 22nd, 2017 at The Starlite Room, SRQ. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Sandra Day O'Connor High School Summer Intensive
by Emma Suttell - May 26, 2017

As the school year comes to a close, the window opens for summer intensives. This year, located in Phoenix, Sandra Day O'Connor High School is holding their annual "Theatre Rocks" Summer Camp. For incoming 7th through 12th graders, the school is putting on a production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in a short rehearsal process of only five weeks. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 26, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to the start of Memorial Day Weekend: It's Friday, May 26, 2017 and time to live life dramatically! It really sounds like we should be cutting a ribbon somewhere to herald the start of the long weekend that kicks off summer, but instead we sit here in front of a computer screen, remembering and reminiscing, in hopes of providing you with something to read while you sit by the pool, waiting for the SPF37 to kick in! (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE to Take the Stage at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 26th, 2017 - MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Paper Mill Playhouse's star-studded MARY POPPINS opens on Sunday! (more...)

Jerry Mitchell Reveals Details on New Songs, New Scenes & More for Broadway-Bound PRETTY WOMAN Musical
by Caryn Robbins - May 25, 2017

In a new interview with EW, director Jerry Mitchell (KINKY BOOTS, Legally Blonde: THE MUSICAL) reveals details of the upcoming stage musical adaptation of Garry Marshall's 1990 classic PRETTY WOMAN. (more...)

Cast Set for HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at The Starlite Room This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Directors Dennis Clark (Legally Blonde, Footloose) and KT Curran (The First Times Club, When the Party Ends) announced today complete casting for the upcoming Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical opening June 22nd at The Starlite Room. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL at The Players
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

Get a behind the scenes look at Legally Blonde THE MUSICAL at The Players! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Olivier to Tony? How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His Phil
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2017

Andy Karl may have only just begun his Broadway journey as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, but his road to Punxsutawney was a long one. Below, watch as the 2017 Tony nominee joins SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld to chat about winning his first Olivier Award, getting through his pre-opening night injury, and so much more! (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy Joins Cast of TNT Drama GOOD BEHAVIOR in Recurring Role
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

ANGER MANAGEMENT star and Broadway alum Laura Bell Bundy has signed on for a recurring role on the upcoming second season of TNT DRAMA series GOOD BEHAVIOR. (more...)

CABARET Comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre 6/13-6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing Seattle's Paramount Theatre from June 13 - 25. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Will Rock Around the Clock with HAPPY DAYS - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Everyone's favorite TV family will be singing and dancing their way across the stage this summer when Happy Days - The Musical opens at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre. (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Dazzle Awards Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly held its second annual Dazzle Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 20. The Dazzle Awards are affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ('The Jimmy Awards') presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

Kate Rockwell Heads Back to Her Roots Tonight at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Kate Rockwell has been Broadway's blonde ingenue-with-an-attitude for the past 10 years. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig
by Behind the Curtain - May 22, 2017

Everything today is thoroughly Hal....Luftig, that is! Four time Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career of hits including THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Legally Blonde, and KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan to Star in FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017 starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan, playing at the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 13 to Sat 17 June. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Charlotte Wakefield Boards UK Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU as 'Polly'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin have announced that Charlotte Wakefield will play 'Polly' in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre's acclaimed production of 'CRAZY FOR YOU'. Charlotte joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' and Caroline Flack as 'Irene'. 'CRAZY FOR YOU' opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Elhaq Latief, Rising Star in Town!
by Yuliani Supandji - May 22, 2017

For Jakartans' musical aficionados and theater-goers, 'Elhaq Latief' is already a familiar name. He is still young, but he has a long line of theater credits for Directing, Choreographing and Acting. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - FALSETTOS' Christian Borle
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Falsettos- Christian Borle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Liisi LaFontaine, Ian Mcintosh and More to Bring Icons to Life at West End Live Lounge
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Sunday 11th June, West End Live Lounge returns with 'Icons and Legends'- an evening celebrating work from some of the the most Iconic and influential names in the world of music. (more...)

HEATHERS and BONNIE & CLYDE Get Workshops in The Other Palace's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul Taylor Mills are delighted to announce details for The Other Palace Development Programmeand first Work in Progress series until December 2017. (more...)

Tickets Selling Fast for FOOTLOOSE at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, the legendary 80s smash hit musical sensation Footloose: The Musical comes to the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch from 22 - 27 May. (more...)

PLAIN AND FANCY to Open 31st Season at The Round Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Plain and Fancy will begin its 31st Anniversary season at The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres on Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00.  With over 3,700 performances before more than 355,000 patrons, it has become one of the longest running musicals anywhere. (more...)

Strictly Sensation, Danny Mac, To Star as Joe Gillis in SUNSET BOULEVARD on Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to announce that Strictly sensation Danny Mac will join the cast of the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard in the role of Joe Gillis. Danny will join the previously announced Ria Jones, who will reprise her celebrated West End role as Norma Desmond in the hit show directed by Nikolai Foster. (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

STRICTLY COME DANCING's Danny Mac to Star in SUNSET BOULEVARD on Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that Danny Mac is to star as Joe Gillis in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Curve's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. Ria Jones is to play Norma Desmond and the show is to be directed by Nikolai Foster. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Announces Cast/Creative of EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Angelwalk Theatre has just announced the cast/creative for EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY! (more...)

BWW Review: 2017 Triangle Rising Star Awards
by Jeffrey Kare - May 17, 2017

For the second year in a row, I had the great pleasure of attending the Triangle Rising Star Awards at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This regional competition brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent the Triangle in The National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City this summer on June 26th. The national competition celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions from all over the United States. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by the brilliant up-and-coming director Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.  Lead Sponsor: Babson College (more...)

Cast Announced for Broadway Method Academy's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield County's premier musical theater training program, has announced casting for their summer production of the hit blockbuster, Legally Blonde. (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: From HAMILTON to HANSEN, Music Man Alex Lacamoire Is Back for More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

On the heels of his work on the Tonys juggernaut of 2016, Alec Lacamoire has shifted gears from Hamilton to Hansen, earning a Tony nomination for Best Orchestrations. Below, watch as he reveals why he believes in the importance of this story, and how he keeps cool during awards season.  (more...)

Stay After the Show at TUTS to Hear from the Cast of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents a talk back with star of FUN HOME and President of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), Kate Shindle, following the performance on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 17, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

Kate Rockwell Will Head Back to Her Roots at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Kate Rockwell has been Broadway's blonde ingenue-with-an-attitude for the past 10 years. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 16, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 16, 2017, and while the whole worlds goes to hell in a handbasket, what with the latest news coming out of Washington about highly classified secrets being passed on to the Russians, Nashville theater companies are still striving to prevent people from finding out what shows they plan to do next season… (more...)

It All Comes Back! FUN HOME Recoups on the Road
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman have announced that the national tour of the 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME, has recouped its tour production costs in only eight months since opening in October 2016 in Cleveland, OH. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, Starring Mark Ballas, Opens This Week at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opens May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. 'Jersey Boys' previews May 16 and 17, and will continue through June 24, 2017. (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BYU Students and Alums Bring It at Broadway Sessions!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2017

You can take the boy out of Utah, but can you ever take the Utah out of the boy? Who knows, but a couple weeks back at Broadway Sessions, we did learn that you can bring the Utah to the boy. Full disclosure: I, Ben Cameron, grew up in the great red state of Utah, just a mile or two from Brigham Young University. So, although you may not have known, I have known for years just how sensational the training is in the BYU Music/Dance/Theatre program. Training so goodie resulted in starry careers for alumni Paul Canaan (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Alicia Shumway (The King and I), Zach Hess (The Book of Mormon), Michael Milkanin (Kinky Boots), Becca Petersen (Bandstand) and more. Check them out in action alongside the extremely talented '17 graduating MDT class.  (more...)

Breaking News + Photo: James Comey Attends FUN HOME Matinee in Washington, DC Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

The just fired FBI Director James Comey made his first public outing today at none other than the touring production of FUN HOME, currently playing at the National Theatre in Washington, DC.  (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Erin Schwab
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 13, 2017

The Ordway's latest BROADWAY SONGBOOK features HOLLYWOOD TO BROADWAY and this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug features the delightful Erin Schwab, who shares some of her favorites and aspirations as the show begins a five performance run, May 14- 21. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

THE VOICE's Javier Colon To Star In Unquowa Repertory Theatre's Inaugural Production BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

American singer-songwriter and the winner of NBC TV's first season of The Voice, Javier Colon, will star in Unquowa Repertory Theatre's inaugural production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Big River in concert, led by theatre veterans Kirby and Beverly Ward, will hit Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne for a limited run of four performances, June 15-17, 2017. (more...)

Meet the Family! Robert Petkoff, Susan Moniz, and More Announced for the Houston Engagement of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Houston engagement of the first National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. (more...)

Kate Shindle to Lead FUN HOME in Houston This Month; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Houston engagement of the first National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. (more...)

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