Paul Cardall's 'A New Creation' Debuts #1 on Billboard Charts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Paul Cardall' s name may not be familiar to you, but the independent artist recently debuted for the third consecutive time on the top of the Billboard charts without any major label support. (more...)

Patrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre - with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Broadway's Will Swenson, Okieriete Onaodowan Guest on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 27, 2016

On the next episode of NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU, Okieriete Onaodowan (HAMILTON,ROCKY) will guest star as Cash Lewis, a music producer whose friend and business partner is arrested for assault. Will Swenson (Les Miserables,HAIR) will guest star as Mitch Hampton, the attorney hired by the record label to defend the suspect. (more...)

Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo's '946' to Make American Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein to Direct Reading of New Musical LOVE AND WAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The new World War II era romantic musical Love and War announces their 29 hour reading, which will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), with book by J. Todd Allan, music by Peter B. Allen, and lyrics by Peter B. Allen, Mathayu Warren-Lane, and J. Todd Allan. Ken Davenport will serve as Executive Producer. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 2nd Annual MST BROADWAY CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents a very special fundraising event, The 2nd Annual MST Broadway Cabaret. Current stars from Broadway will perform songs from Broadway past and present on the Mile Square Theatre stage. Proceeds from the event will benefit MST's 2017 season. (more...)

Phillip Schofield to Host 'The Knights of Music'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Knights of Music, hosted exclusively by Phillip Schofield, is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse on 28th April 2017. (more...)

Patrick Page to Star as 'Scrooge' in Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 25thAnniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. (more...)

Erin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its new Musical Theatre Lab with two readings of PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW, a new musical with music by Leo Hurley and book & lyrics by Charles Osborne, on November 10 and 11 in Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Stephanie Martin's APRIL SNOW Album
by Jenny Ell - Oct 27, 2016

Stephanie Martin is a Canadian born singer-songwriter who has enjoyed a varied career, but most notably in musical theatre. She starred in three productions of Les Miserables as Eponine and provided the Quebec French singing voice of Pocahontas for the 1995 Disney film. Martin's last studio album - Shape, Line and Harmony - was released in 2007 to critical acclaim and after a nine year wait, her eagerly anticipated second CD, April Snow, was released earlier this year when it reached number two in the iTunes Top 100 Adult Contemporary music chart. (more...)

Photo Flash: DIRTY DANCING at Adrienne Arscht Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during its most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances "Baby" Houseman. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County beginning November 29 through December 4, 2016. (more...)

Rebecca Luker and More Set for Garner Performing Arts Center's BROADWAY VOICES Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

See them for a fraction of their NYC ticket price! Broadways biggest stars will be featured in one-night only concerts as part of the BROADWAY VOICES series in the Triangle at GPAC. (more...)

Musical Theatre West's Reiner Stage Reading Series Presents THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series presents the Rodgers & Hart's classic The Boys from Syracuse Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00pm at its new home, the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.  Tickets are now on Tickets are now on sale online at, by visiting the MTW West Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Advance general admission tickets for each performance are $27 (or $32 on the day of the performance).  You can also purchase a subscription for the final two 2016 Reiner Staged Reading performances (She Loves Me will be performed Saturday, December 3, 7pm) for $50.  Seating is general admission, with season subscribers receiving early access to the theatre via a special subscriber door. (more...)

High School Drama: Siegel High's MEGAN SCOTT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 27, 2016

Today, Megan Scott, one of 2015 First Night Star Award winner Brenda Dent Gregory's talented student sat Murfreesboro's Siegel High School, continues our new season of High School Drama, the latest in a long list of younger actors to be introduced via Broadway World Nashville in the coming year… (more...)

BWW Review: Philstagers' KATIPS is a Must Watch For The Millennials
by Jude Buot - Oct 26, 2016

'I'm Martial Law ready.' This was one of the Facebook posts that prompted Vincent Tañada to write 'Katips: Ang Mga Bagong Katipunero.' In a speech he gave right after the curtain call last October 16, Tañada (who also directs the show and is one of the lead actors) confessed that this musical is intended to enlighten those millennials who seem to have been bombarded by 'myths' about the state of the country during the Martial Law era. (more...)

The 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and M
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing returning to Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway and debuting at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists and acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Broadway's Patti LuPone to Guest Star on CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The CW's musically-themed CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND will welcome Broadway royalty Patti LuPone as a guest star during the show's sophomore season. (more...)

BWW Review: EVANGELINE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Oct 26, 2016

EVANGELINE has found her way back to Baton Rouge, and the resulting efforts were well worth the journey. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett and More Set for 'BROADWAY'S BABIES' Benefit for Children of India
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Join some of Broadway and TV's finest on Monday, November 21st at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room for the second performance of a new concert series created to help raise awareness and money for the children of the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, produced by Kate Pfaffl (War Horse) and Ben Houghton (American Ballet Theater), with special guest host Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). (more...)

Rob Eyles & Robert Gould Pen Christmas Single 'The Image of a Child' in Aid of Cancer Research
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Musical theatre songwriters Rob Eyles and Robert Gould have penned a brand new Christmas song which they will release in December in aid of Cancer Research UK. (more...)

Star-Packed Lineup Slated for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz, continues its ongoing line-up show, An Evening of Classic Broadway, on Tuesday, November 15th at 8PM. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Staged!, presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION for the holidays. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016


WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting, Creative Team for PARADE IN CONCERT Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

???????WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott Eckert. With Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a Book by Alfred Uhry, Parade will play a special one-night only performance on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

Faith Prince and Marc Kudisch to Star as Writer and Editor in LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Faith Prince will star as sharpwitted aspiring reporter Ruth Sherwood opposite three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as sympathetic editor Robert Baker in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Philadelphia Theatre Company's FOUND
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 25, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company will soon present the freshly reconceived new musical comedy Found, with a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin, which will play from November 9 through December 11, 2016 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: The Starry Eccles Theater Grand Opening Impresses
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 24, 2016

The newly completed George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City received a grand opening celebration fit for the stars on Friday, October 21. The beautiful building was the centerpiece of a concert that featured Rita Moreno, Megan Hilty, and Brian Stokes Mitchell, along with a slew of local performers. (more...)

Broadway Vets Bring FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE to Times Square This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

This Halloween, Monday October 31st, 42 Seven Productions in conjunction with IndieFork, and W NY Times Square bring a new Halloween experience to life. FRIGHT NIGHT is a Halloween experience that will bring you thrilling Halloween tunes, some Rocky Horror classics, complete with a costume contest, and some trick or treat trivia, everything you need for a Broadway Halloween. Ben Cameron from the Broadway smash Wicked, and host of the long running hit 'Broadway Sessions,' will emcee the experience. The show will feature some of Broadway's best including Betsy Struxness (Hamilton), Colin Cunliffe (Pippin), Matt DeAngelis (Once), Eric LaJuan Summers (Motown), Chadae Nichol McAlister (Motown), David Larsen (The Book of Mormon), Mary Page Nance (Finding Neverland), Megan Lewis (If/Then), recording artist Molly Roth, and Nik Walker (Hamilton). FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE is not just a concert, Ben Cameron and Company bring you a truly interactive Halloween Experience. (more...)

Broadway Vets Will Join Original Stars of London's Site-Specific SWEENEY TODD in NYC; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their performances for New York audiences. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga and Eric Kunze Reunite to Sing 'A Little Fall of Rain'
by Nora Dominick - Oct 24, 2016

Want a daily dose of crying today? This morning Lea Salonga posted a video of her and Eric Kunze reuniting  to sing 'A Little Fall of Rain.' Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: MARAT/SADE Rebels and Reaches for the Heartstrings at New Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Oct 24, 2016

Part Les Miserables, part Quills, part Australia's backyard, Marat/Sade is a raucous and real-life inspection into the lives of the politically disenfranchised, told through the inmates of what was in Peter Weiss' 1960s original the asylum of Charenton, but in Barry French's direction, could be any detention centre dotting the Asia Pacific. A madcap meta-musical repurposing historic cruelty for the new age, Marat/Sade is a fantastic experience for audiences to get up close and personal with. (more...)

BWW CD Review: Dan and Laura Curtis's 'Overture' Showcases Talent of Broadway and West End
by Nicole Ackman - Oct 24, 2016

On October 24, Dan and Laura Curtis will release their second studio album called, 'Overture.' The composers and musicians known for their album, 'Love on 42nd Street,' have returned with twenty four beautiful new songs performed by the stars of Broadway and the West End. (more...)

BWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME a Brilliant Miracle
by Trevor Durham - Oct 23, 2016

Once in a very rare moment do you see community art shine, shine like a diamond in the rough, shine like nothing you could have hoped to find there. Rarely can one expect to find New York quality shows in a space outside of the great white way, perhaps Boston or Chicago. Not Broward, never Broward. Some blessings reach far, in the figure of Patrick Fitzwater and Slow Burn Theatre, opening their bright new season with a shock. Under a very exclusive contract, Fitzwater and his team are premiering The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a Disney produced show with only four productions ever produced. The score is one of the most challenging and daunting ever written, the characters dark as Victor Hugo's original novel, and technical nightmares never seen in south Florida. Somehow, through the magic of his performers (and a full choir), Fitzwater puts on a premiere that rivals New York, a show that most have never seen before, certainly one of the greatest productions the state has ever seen. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

GREASE LIVE'S! Emily Goglia to Join Brandon Sturiale's Album Release Concert 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Emily Goglia (TV's 'Grease Live!', Rent at La Mirada) will join nine other performers to help songwriter/pianist Brandon Sturiale celebrate the release of his album So Much More at the Beechman Theatre on Sunday night, Oct. 23rd at 7:30pm. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/22/2016
by - Oct 22, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/22/2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Matthew Ford Sings from Daniel and Laura Curtis' OVERTURE Album!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have pulled together an array of Broadway and West End stars for their OVERTURE album- now available for pre-order and released 24th October. (more...)

Killian Donnelly to Lead KINKY BOOTS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

After originating the role on the West End, Killian Donnelly is headed across the pond to lead the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as Charlie Price. First reported by journalist Baz Bamigboye, and confirmed by the actor via Twitter, Donnelly will take over from Aaron C. Finley on December 6th, and is expected to stay for a six-month run through late May. (more...)

Hannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley and More Set for NAMT's THE 46TH MINUTE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will kick off the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS with The 46th Minute. (more...)

Listen to Musicals 24/7 with New UK Station ENCORE RADIO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

If you love songs from the musicals then you'll be in Musical Theatre heaven this week with the launch of ENCORE RADIO, a brand new 24-hour 7-day-a-week radio station playing hits from musicals and films. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with VIETGONE's Jon Hoche
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jon Hoche, who is currently in previews for Vietgone- playing at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I . (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company from A BRONX TALE on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Oct 21, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, 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. A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL begins previews Thursday, November 3 and open Thursday, December 1 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/21/2016 - HAMILTON'S AMERICA Doc on PBS!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 21, 2016

This weekend's big news: The highly anticipated HAMILTON'S AMERICA documentary airs on PBS tonight! (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Team Up for Duet Album TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Two of the most beloved voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe first met at Kismet at the London Coliseum a decade ago, where they performed together. Later that year, when Ball was given a solo concert at BBC Proms-the first musical theatre star to do so-he invited Boe to perform with him.  (more...)

Sierra Rep Co-Founders Dennis and Sara Jones to Retire
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Dennis and Sara Jones, who founded Sierra Repertory Theatre 37 years ago, met recently with the Board of Trustees to announce their retirement. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Andrea Goss of Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARET
by Kathy Strain - Oct 20, 2016

CABARET is a classic musical with a cast of characters that can only be explained by seeing the show firsthand. Originally based on the story by the Christopher Isherwood novel, Goodbye to Berlin, CABARET'S music is written by the multi-talented team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. As part of the 50th Anniversary Season, the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of CABARET is traveling North America. Andrea Goss currently plays the role of Sally Bowles and she shared with BWW her life experiences and how she prepared to play the role. (more...)

Join CMTP As They Go Back to Where COME FROM AWAY Began
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), under the leadership of Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, is an international centre of excellence for the development of new musicals in Canada. (more...)

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