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Legendary Composer Alan Menken Shares Wisdom with His Alma Mater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Award-winning composer, songwriter, and NYU Steinhardt alumnus Alan Menken (BA '72, HON '00) joined students, faculty, and friends of NYU Steinhardt on Monday, March 6 for a Master Session at New York City's Steinway Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Arthur Darvill Talks UK Premiere of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by Marianka Swain - Mar 9, 2017

Arthur Darvill's work ranges from TV shows like Doctor Who, Broadchurch and Legends of Tomorrow to starring in Once in the West End and on Broadway, as well as composing music for projects like the recent stage adaption of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. This Sunday, he and Samantha Barks lead the UK premiere of Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas, in a special concert presentation with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. (more...)

Documentary on Late, Oscar-Winning Lyricist Howard Ashman in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

In a recent interview with Laughingplace.com, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST producer Don Hahn revealed that he is currently working on a documentary about the late, Oscar-winning lyricist Howard Ashman. (more...)

Northwestern University's DOLPHIN SHOW to Tour Bosnia and Herzegovina
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Northwestern University's Dolphin Show, America's largest student-produced musical, is proud to announce that its 75th annual production, Little Shop of Horrors, will tour Bosnia and Herzegovina after a successful run in Cahn Auditorium this past January.  The tour is part of the U.S. Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina's cultural diplomacy program and will be the first production of this well-loved musical in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (more...)

Announcing The Gateway's 2017 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Gateway is thrilled to announce its 2017 Season! The Gateway's new season features five dazzling Broadway hits: RENT, Swing!, On the Town, Mamma Mia!, and Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 21 at 10am. Student and youth prices are available for select shows. Full Season Subscription Memberships are available now through March 20th.  Season Subscription memberships include tickets to all five Main Stage shows and exclusive membership perks. For more information, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133, or visit the website at TheGateway.org. (more...)

Brelby Theatre Company Announces Creative Team for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Shelby Elise Maticic is the Artistic Director of the Brelby Theatre Company. She has BS in Theatre Performance from Northern Arizona University and an MFA in Arts Entrepreneurship & Management from Arizona State University. (more...)

Special Guest Stars Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly will sing in AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly join the cast of An Evening of Classic Broadway at L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, on Monday, March 20th at 8PM. The critically-acclaimed concert series from Fraser Entertainment Group showcases a new line-up with each show. Headlined by Master of Ceremonies/Music Director Brad Ellis, of Glee and Forbidden Broadway fame, and featuring cabaret artist Dianne Fraser (Part Time Diva), broadwayworld.com calls the show, "… guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment… Broadway standards both classic and contemporary, with a bevy of great singers on board." (more...)

Oliver Driver to Direct Michael Hurst and Morgana O'Reilly in the Award-Winning AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Auckland Theatre Company's third show in the brand-new ASB Waterfront Theatre is Sir Peter Shaffer's awarding winning, psychological-thriller, Amadeus, presented by ASB.  (more...)

BWW Preview: GREASE at Winslow Homer Center For The Arts
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - Mar 4, 2017

Tell me more, tell me more! After many years without a spring show, the Oak Hill Players of Scarborough High School are beginning rehearsals for the smash hit musical, Grease! The cast includes myself, junior Samuel Laro (Crazy for You, Anything Goes, Little Shop of Horrors) as greaser Danny Zuko, and senior Hallie Scammell (Crazy for You, West Side Story, White Christmas) as the hopelessly devoted Sandy Dumbrowski. (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Brings Revitalized SIDE SHOW to the Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. The 2014 revival, which incorporates a revised script and several new songs, received additional critical acclaim, was nominated for five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival, and was awarded the 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical. Side Show is based on the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who rose from a sideshow attraction to become sensational vaudeville stars in the 1930s. Side Show will be directed by Milissa Carey, with musical direction by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and choreography by Brett and CJ Blankenship and will playMarch 2 - 19, 2017 (press opening: March 3, 2017) with performances 7:30pm Thursdays, 8:00pm Fridays & Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays at the Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at(650) 949-7360. (more...)

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Debuts a Reading of THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat, the innovative theatrical program dedicated to creating new work that promotes and celebrates diversity, brings "The Family Resemblance" to New York City with a reading on Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Chelsea Studios. (more...)

Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, and Seth Rudetsky Come Together Again at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Broadway vets and good friends Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin and Seth Rudetsky will team up at Feinstein's/54 Below for an all-comedy evening of music and Broadway stories. (more...)

Christiane Noll to Play the Metropolitan Room this May and June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

New York born, New Jersey raised actress Christiane Noll starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of RAGTIME, receiving TONY and Drama Desk Award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Mother. She made her Broadway debut creating the role of Emma in JEKYLL & HYDE, receiving a FANY award for Best actress in a musical. (more...)

Reps from BroadwayWorld, Google, Ticketmaster, Facebook and More Set for CTI Marketing Seminar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), the theater industry's leading training & professional development program for those interested in producing, announces the final line up for its upcoming Marketing Seminar on March 9th and 10th at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater (210 West 50th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Taran Killam Talks Joining Broadway's HAMILTON: 'I've Never Been More Nervous'
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Taran Killam stopped by today's LIVE to talk about his role in the Broadway musical HAMILTON. 'I've never been more nervous,' joked the SNL alum. (more...)

The Vagabond Players Announces 102nd. Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Vagabond Players announces its 102nd season of continuous production. This season is packed with classic to cutting edge drama, music and comedy. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Lead Master Class for BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) recently held their bi-annual Master Class for the renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. The Master Class brings in celebrated composers and lyricists from the Broadway world to give feedback and critique musical theatre pieces developed by members of the esteemed workshop. Scroll down for photos, featuring writing team Alan Menken and Glenn Slater! (more...)

Acting Troupe of Lambert to Stage Gleefully Gruesome LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Acting Troupe of Lambert is dying to debut the deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

25 Broadway Stars to Perform with Emerging Talent in BROADWAY BUDDY Cabaret at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadway is coming to the South Orange Performing Arts center this May! On Monday night, May 1,2017, 25 Broadway artists will light up the SOPAC stage, as they perform with aspiring Broadway artists in Vanguard Theater Company's second annual BROADWAY BUDDY Mentorship Cabaret. (more...)

Ryan Vona to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ryan Vona on May 8th, 2017. The singer/songwriter & Broadway performer is making his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut! (more...)

The Marvelous Wonderettes' Sally Schwab Stars in All-New Show ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Real-life NYC public high school history teacher Sally Schwab is pulling triple stage duty this spring, continuing her roles as Betty Jean in off-Broadway's The Marvelous Wonderettes and the female swing in NEWSical the Musical and now starring in her own show, Adventures in Babysitting.  (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens Area Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Second Thought Theatre continues its 2017 season of change with the area premiere of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. Local director/actor Christie Vela returns to direct for the company after making her acting debut for Second Thought last summer in A Kid Like Jake. Straight White Men begins with previews on Wednesday, April 12 and runs through Saturday, May 6. All performances of Straight White Men will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Straight White Men can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Announces It's Line Up for Season 79!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce its 79th Season of Shows! It's a season filled with Laughter, Mystery, Literature, and Stories That Touch the Heart. This year includes Five Premiers that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse!   (more...)

BWW Review: Grief Gets Bloody in Horror Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH, at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver - Mar 20, 2017

FEATHERS AND TEETH is a bloody, campy fun show that's completely different from anything else you'll see at Artists Rep. (more...)

Richard Booth, Farrell Cox, and More Announced for ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp in association with Creature of London are delighted to announce the cast of "ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND" which returns to The Vaults at Waterloo from 15 April 2017. (more...)

LOVE LETTER Extends at Don't Tell Mama Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Don't Tell Mama is very pleased to announce that an additional performance of the new cabaret show Love Letter: Joe Iconis & Lauren Marcus do Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash has been added due to overwhelming demand. In addition to tonight's fully booked 7:30pm performance, the couple will perform the show on Saturday March 25th at 3pm. (more...)

Piedmont Players to Present SISTER ACT This Spring; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Meroney Theater Box Office will open for SISTER ACT on the following dates. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, announces their 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood to be held this Saturday, March 18th, 2017 with doors opening to the red carpet at 6:30pm at the Gettysburg College Union Ballroom located on campus near Lincoln and College Avenues in Gettysburg. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Oliver, Nova Y. Payton, Jonathan Atkinson and More in RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society presents the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime is currently playing thru May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's SISTER ACT to 'Take You to Heaven' in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Cabrillo Music Theatre is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT.  (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for Award-Winning PETE 'N' KEELY at Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The European Premiere of the off-Broadway musical hit Pete 'n' Keely comes to Tristan Bates Theatre - a string of hits, a cast of two, 'Forever Plaid' meets 'I Do, I Do'. Katie Kerr (Little Shop of Horrors, Menier Chocolate Factory; Fat Pig, Comedy Theatre; Sweeney Todd, English National Opera) and David Bardsley (Titanic, Charing Cross Theatre; Guys and Dolls, National Theatre; The Fix, Donmar Warehouse) lead this award-winning musical, featuring unforgettable renditions of the era's popular favourites. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar starting March 21 and running through April 16.  (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Belvoir and State Theatre Company South Australia Present Australian Premiere of MR BURNS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Belvoir and State Theatre Company South Australia will present the Australian premiere of the worldwide musical/operetta hit Mr Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn. (more...)

NORTH POND Premieres at Houston's Match Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Inspired by a true story, NORTH POND follows Joshua Knight, a hermit and thief who survived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, and Chelsea Marlowe, a budding reporter who tries to use his story as her big break. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces its First Autism-Friendly Performance at London's Prince Edward Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Disney's hit new musical ALADDIN, which opened in the West End in June 2016 is pleased to announce its first dedicated Autism-Friendly Performance will take place on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Tickets are now on sale. It follows the success of previous such performances at The Lion King, whose upcoming Autism-Friendly Performance on 4 June 2017 has now sold out. (more...)

Lovely Hoffman and Sam Yin to be Honored at SpeakEasy's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

SpeakEasy Stage Company will honor artist and educator Lovely Hoffman and Boston philanthropist Samuel Yin for their sustained and passionate support of the arts at its 2017 Spring Gala, to be held Saturday, April 8, from 6-9PM at the Hyatt Regency, Boston. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 12, 2017
by - Mar 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Welcome to Their Rock- Meet the Cast of COME FROM AWAY!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 12, 2017

Come From Away, the new musical based on the stories of those left stranded on airplanes during 9/11, opens tonight at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 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? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

B Street Theatre's Family Series Presents JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

 Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook by Allison Gregory marks the latest theatrical adaptation of Barbara Park's best-selling series.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kevin McAllister and Jonathan Atkinson in RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society presents the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford's Theatre.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Taran Killam Will Host the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Off-Broadway League today announced that Taran Killam will host the 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts. (more...)

Music Theatre International Presents the Inaugural JUNIOR THEATRE CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Music Theatre International (Europe), one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, is proud to announce the Inaugural Junior Theatre Celebration (JTC), to be held at Leicester Curve on Sunday, 12 March.  (more...)

WP Theater's 2017 Gala, Hosted by Lena Hall, Will Honor Debra Messing and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced WP Theater's 32nd Annual Gala, honoring game-changing women with the Women of Achievement Awards. The gala will honor Emmy Award-winning actress and activist Debra Messing ('Will & Grace,' Outside Mullingar) and trailblazing media executive, President of BBC Worldwide North America, Ann M. Sarnoff. (more...)

York Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The York Theatre Company, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 (more...)

Broadway Method Academy Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Broadway Method Academy, a musical theater program in downtown Fairfield, Connecticut opened the smash hit, Little Shop of Horrors. The non-profit organization's mission is connecting the stars of today with the stars of tomorrow, and this production welcomed to Broadway designers Ryan Howell, Weston G. Wetzel and Kaitie Adams. (more...)

Feed Me, Seymour! Broadway Method Academy Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Broadway Method Academy, a musical theater program in Fairfield, Connecticut, opens Little Shop of Horrors tonight. (more...)

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