Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for 'Thrones! The Musical Parody' at Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" sweeps through the Windy City once again this fall at Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave) with a talented ensemble of Chicago up-and-comers bringing the "Game of Thrones" send-up to life. Under the direction of Hannah Todd, the cast of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" includes Caitlyn Cerza, Nick Druzbanski, Madeline Lauzon, Beau Nolen, Victoria Olivier and Christopher Ratliff. This all-Chicago cast combines comedic talents and "knockout vocal harmonies" (Chicago Reader) to bring all six seasons of the HBO hit to the stage, recounting the journey of well-known characters such as Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, the Stark family, Daenerys Targaryen and more. Performances for the fall run of "Thrones! The Musical Parody" begin September 15; tickets ($29-$59) are on sale now and can be purchased at ApolloChicago.com or by calling the box office at 773.935.6100. The press performance takes place on September 21. Headshots and imagery can be accessed here. (more...)

Tony Winner RANDY GRAFF Makes Provincetown Debut August 29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Tony-winning Broadway veteran Randy Graff makes her Provincetown for one performances only, Monday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are now on sale both for general admission seating and special VIP seats.  Pricing and additional information available online at www.onlyatthecrown.com, by phone at 508-487-1430, or at the Crown & Anchor box office, 247 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Joins Cast of World Premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). Commissioned by the Playhouse and developed during the 2016 DNA New Work Series, the production has been extended by one week, now running October 25 - December 4 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 27 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Orlando Shakespeare Theatre Presents WEST SIDE STORY COVER BATTLE
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2016

From the Theater that brought you 2014's 'Les Miserables Flash Mob' and 2015's 'Monty Python's SPAMALOT Sing-along,' Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) presents a 'West Side Story Cover Battle!' (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016
by - Aug 23, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES en Chanson Wows Audience in Montreal to Benefit The Royal Theatre Thousand Islands
by Noelle Hannibal - Aug 22, 2016

On the 25th anniversary of the original, bilingual production of Les Miserables in Montreal, original cast members performed to benefit The Royal Theatre Thousand Islands, a non-profit, community theatre being built by one of their own. (more...)

Jimmy Bain to Lead New TREASURE ISLAND Musical in the Finger Lakes; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

?The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens this Wednesday, August 24 and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Perlman & Natalie Weiss Spin 'All By Myself' in MOSTLY FUNNY SONGS
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

David Perlman (Baby It's You!, Yank!, Madagascar Live!, and other shows without exclamation points) returned to Feinstein's/54 Below last week for his solo concert debut of MOSTLY FUNNY SONGS. The show featured guest star Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down the Riffs, Les Miserables, Everyday Rapture). The pair put a spin on 'All By Myself' by Eric Carmen (sung in the style of Celine Dion) - check it out below! (more...)

Netflix Announces New TV Series ANNE Based On Famous Novel 'Anne of Green Gables'
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Netflix and CBC are joining forces with Showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett and Miranda de Pencier's Northwood Entertainment for the highly anticipated dramatic television series ANNE (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 22-28, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 22, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 22-28, 2016. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Michael Hunsaker and Daniel Rowan to Lead Casa Manana's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Casa Mañana Theatre opens its 2016-17 Broadway season with Jesus Christ Superstar, September 10-18. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Anthony Crivello Joins Kelli James for LEGENDS & LES MISERABLES at Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Theater Works is excited to announce an exclusive event with Broadway stars Kelli James, James May and special guest, Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello. J (more...)

Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe Lead RAGTIME at Charing Cross Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Earl Carpenter, who starred in the West End and on Broadway as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and West End star Anita Louise Combe, Tessie Tura in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago, are to head the cast of a major new actor-musician production of RAGTIME. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 21, 2016
by - Aug 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV: Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Danza & More Show What They've Got at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 21, 2016

It's a big month at Feinstein's/54 Below! Two-time Tony Award winning actor Norbert Leo Butz, Tony nominated actress Carmen Cusack, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Tony Danza (September 8-9), and Tony nominated actress Melissa Errico (September 20-24) previewed selections from their engagements and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

BWW Interview: From Miserable to Strange- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 20, 2016

He has stormed the barricade in Les Miserables. He has worked his best Aussie accent in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Now this Broadway baby is getting a little bit strange on Netflix. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 20, 2016
by - Aug 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Michael Arden and Andy Mientus Share Wedding Day Pics
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2016

The Broadway couple tied the knot yesterday in Somerset, England. (more...)

Anton Stephans to star in GUYS SING DOLLS at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 19, 2016

X Factor star Anton Stephans comes to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Guys Sing Dolls from August 22nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Premiere at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run September 10 - October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 10 - September 21. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Emily Padgett, Carrie St. Louis, and Alysha Umphress Complete BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The full lineup is set for the twelfth installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings The Beatles. Cast members from Broadway shows including Hamilton, Waitress, The Color Purple, and Wicked will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary band's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Cast Gives The Tony Award-Winning Classic New Life at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

 Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present the internationally acclaimed American musical, West Side Story from September 7 - October 9, 2016 in the Margeson Theater. Featuring a talented mix of international theater players, Central Florida favorites, and a live orchestra, West Side Story will kick off the Theater's upcoming 28th Season Signature Series. Tickets to West Side Story are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Barbara Rafferty Joins THE WEDDING SINGER at King's Theatre Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer starring Barbara Rafferty, Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett will make an appearance at the King's in Glasgow from Tuesday 18 April for five nights as part of major UK tour. (more...)

BWW Preview: Teater KataK to Stage THE MUSKETEERS, 23-25 September
by Yuliani Supandji - Aug 19, 2016

After being launched as a legal entity in early June, independent KataK is set to stage its initial production entitled The Musketeers, adapted from a novel by noted French writer Alexandre Dumas, at the Jakarta Art Building (GKJ) on Sept. 23 to 25. (more...)

BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Michael Feinstein with Marilyn Maye, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES with Christopher Durang and more. Details below! (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Open 2016-17 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 2016-2017 with a show-stopping, regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, an edgy and feel-good comedy by award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez. (more...)

Constellation Theatre Company to Kick Off 10th Season with URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Constellation Theatre Company will present Urinetown by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis directed by Allison Arkell Stockman from August 31 - October 9 at SOURCE 1835 14th St NW, Washington, DC. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kerry Ellis On Starring In New Musical MURDER BALLAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

West End megastar Kerry Ellis got her break understudying Martine McCutcheon in My Fair Lady, and has since played leading roles in numerous hit shows, including We Will Rock You, Wicked, Les Miserables, Oliver! and Cats. She's also collaborated with Brian May on several albums and tours. Her next big project is the UK premiere of American musical Murder Ballad, alongside Ramin Karimloo, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Norman Bowman. Ellis plays Sara, torn between her poetry student husband and bad-boy bartender lover. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brush Up on LES MISERABLES in 5 Minutes; Closes This September!
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2016

The current Broadway revival of Les Miserables, is in its final weeks at the Imperial Theatre, where it will run through September 4th. Need a refresher on the story before the last curtain comes down? Below, check out a summary of the show in just five minutes! (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) begins its 2016-17 season with the Diamond Anniversary production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Two of Amazon Original Series CREATIVE GALAXY, Premiering 9/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

On Friday, September 16, Amazon Original Kids Series CREATIVE GALAZY, the hit 'make-along, create-along' animated art adventure preschool series, is set to blast off for Season Two on Prime Video with all-new episodes. (more...)

DTC Announces World Premiere Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world premiere musical, Bella: An American Tall Tale with book, lyrics and music by Kirsten Childs (FLY). Directed by Robert O'Hara, Bella: An American Tall Tale will begin with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Thursday, Sept. 22 and will run through Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

TADA! Youth Theater Announces New Staff and Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

TADA! Youth Theater is excited to announce that Rod Christensen, Director of Education, is now becoming Executive Director. TADA! is also proud to welcome two new Board members, Darcy Volpe and Brian Burchfield.Janine Nina Trevens, TADA!'s co-founder and Artistic Director from the start acted as Executive Director since 2001. Ms. Trevens will continue developing artists and new works as TADA!'s Producing Artistic Director. Together, Ms. Trevens and Mr. Christensen will help TADA! grow and continue to touch the lives of thousands of children every year through original musicals, year-round classes/camps and, school residencies. (more...)

Michael Halling and Samantha Hill to Lead THE MOUSETRAP at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The 90th anniversary season of The Cape Playhouse wraps up with Agatha Christie's mystery classic, The Mousetrap.  Directed by Pamela Hunt, it runs August 23 - September 3. Press night is set for Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Legendary Patti LuPone to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, in Provincetown Over Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that Patti LuPone, the legendary two-time Tony Award winner for Gypsy, and as the original Evita, will perform her new show Don't Monkey With Broadway for two Labor Day weekend shows, first on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 PM for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard, and next for Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on Sunday, September 4 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

Michael McCorry Rose, Louis Pardo and Rena Strober to Star in The Barn Stage Company's CHESS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Chess in Concert takes the Old Town Temecula stage for four nights only! (more...)

Wendi Peters to Star in WONDERLAND at The Bristol Hippodrome Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the upcoming 2017 UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit. (more...)

PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis and WAITRESS' Eric Anderson Join BROADWAY'S MIXTAPE at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Announced this morning are additional performances by newcomer Ruby Lewis (Paramour) and long-time main stem favorite Eric Anderson (Waitress, The Last Ship, Rocky). (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/9/2016 - 8/16/2016
by - Aug 16, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/9/2016 - 8/16/2016. (more...)

Wendi Peters, Dave Willetts and Kerry Ellis to Head Down the Rabbit Hole in WONDERLAND UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aaron Tveit & More at GREASE: LIVE Q&A Panel in NYC
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Last night, HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda moderated a Q&A with the cast and creative team of FOX's GREASE LIVE, including Thomas Kail (director), William Ivey Long (costumes), and Aaron Tveit (Danny Zuko) (more...)

It's Still the Word- The 10-Time Emmy Nominated Team of GREASE: LIVE Reveals Behind the Scenes Secrets!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

FOX's live broadcast of GREASE: LIVE made TV history this year by collecting a total of 10 Emmy nominations- the most nominations ever received for a live musical. With the Emmys approaching next month, Lin-Manuel Miranda just hosted a special panel to celebrate the show, featuring Thomas Kail (director), Alex Rudzinski (director), William Ivey Long (costumes), Bernie Telsey (casting), and Aaron Tveit (Danny Zuko). (more...)

UK Tour of WONDERLAND Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Gala Celebration Show from Broadway Under the Stars Sept. 9-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Transcendence Theatre Company will conclude their 2016 season of spectacular outdoor Broadway concerts in Sonoma Wine Country with a special Gala Weekend of performances at Jack London Stare Historic Park runningSeptember 9, 10 and 11. Transcendence Theatre Company was named by USA Today's 10BEST as the #2 'Outdoor Concert Venue You Shouldn't Miss' in the United States. At the conclusion of this season, Transcendence performances in Sonoma County will have been seen by over 75,000 people and will have raised over $263,000 to benefit the Jack London State Historic Park. This is the fifth season for Transcendence Theatre Company shows presented at the Park. GALA CELEBRATION CONCERT - September 9-11-the climax of the Transcendence season-is a celebration of the highlight moments from the summer's performances plus community tributes and reflections. A fundraiser for Transcendence Theatre Company, the event also includes a silent auction, raffle and more. (more...)

New Musical MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS Among Lineup for 2016 Aspen Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Theatre Aspen announced that tickets are on sale for the second annual Aspen Theatre Festival. The new musical The Museum of Broken Relationships was selected for the second annual festival, with a performance of the new work scheduled for Thursday August 25th at 7 pm. (more...)

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