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Flat Rock Playhouse Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Vagabonds say, "ready, set, subscribe" for an exciting and jam-packed season line-up.  Today, Flat Rock Playhouse announced the highly anticipated 2017 season of twenty-five productions that make up Flat Rock's Mainstage features, Studio 52 & Family programming, and the popular Music on the Rock series. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Casting Announced for WPPAC Production of SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

White Plains Performing Arts Center is proud to present Sister Act, playing through the holiday season from December 16 - January 8. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards Update - CCT's CATS Winning Best Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Review: A Practically Perfect MARY POPPINS At The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Nov 30, 2016

Having a long run on Broadway from 2007 to 2013, it is safe to day that any incarnation of Mary Poppins will not disappoint even the most devoted fans. One thing is sure; this still remains one of the most popular tales to this day as confirmed by the enthusiastic, nearly sold out audience at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport. The iconic story's musical adaptation, now playing through January 1st at the gorgeous Long Island venue, features an exceptional and spirited cast. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards Update - Sava Cook, Kerinne Walls in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Santa Flies Into London's West End This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Santa's New Sleigh was written for the Curve theatre Leicester in December 2012 and was picked up by producer Sam Bradshaw for the Lichfield Garrick last year. After selling out in Lichfield, the show opened last week in Peterborough and is now flying into London's West End until 10th December. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards Update - Patti LuPone, Frankie Leo Bennett, Alex Weisman and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Charlie Condou And Victoria Yeates Star in Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Major Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Salem in the seventeenth century is a place where truth holds no currency, where fear is used as a political tool and where intruding threats are invented to explain current woes. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Central NY Regional Awards Update - Nathaniel Ramos, Alexandra Vittorini Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Central New York Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Leadership Change Announced at Atlanta Lyric Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only musical theatre company, announces that long-time Managing Artistic Director Brandt Blocker will be leaving the 36-year-old company. Current Director of Education and Development Mary Nye Bennett will serve as artistic director. (more...)

The Addams Family Are Coming to King's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY when the musical comedy arrives in Glasgow in October 2017. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards Update - Robert Kowalewski, Marlene Karpinski in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Bainbridge Performing Arts presents A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sydney Regional Awards Update - Jack Dawson, Geoffrey Rush Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Award-Winning Holiday Favorite IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Presented at MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (more...)

Broadhollow Theatre Company Presents SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

Cacophony Daniels to Splash Back UNDER THE 'C' at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

On December 2, 2016, Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2016, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria for spring 2017. (more...)

FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL to Open at the King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

One of the 80s' favourite musicals is returning to the stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annalisa Leaming and More in MARY POPPINS at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MARY POPPINS, now through Saturday, December 31, 2016, starring Annalisa Leaming in the title role. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Selladoor Productions and Runaway Entertainment Present the Return of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK for the first time since 2011, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 31 July 2017 to start a UK tour, finishing in Milton Keynes on 21 July 2018. (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL to Hit Edinburgh Playhouse Next January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK for the first time since 2011, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 4 August 2017 to start a UK tour, visiting Edinburgh Playhouse on 15 January 2018 finishing in Milton Keynes on 21 July 2018. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis, and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in UK Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and WednesdayAddams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 17 - Sat 21 October 2017. Tickets will be on sale from 11am on Wednesday 23 November to Friends Of The Grand and 11am on Friday 25 November for general sale. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.  Further casting is to be announced.  (more...)

Broadway to the Rescue Presents THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW to Benefit Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The largest cast of Broadway performers ever assembled in Los Angeles, with over 55 Broadway shows combined, will take the stage at the El Portal Theatre for Broadway to the Rescue's 3rd benefit concert for two spectacular nights on December 1 & 2, 2016 at 7PM. The Big Fat Christmas Show promises to be the must-attend event of the holiday season.  (more...)

Alan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presents a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 15 November 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Nov 16, 2016

Seymour Krelborn, the assistant at Mushnik's Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the colleague he's secretly in love with. (more...)

Joe Caruso to Lead Phoenix Productions' A CHRISTMAS STORY as the Old Man
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Holmdel resident Joe Caruso will be playing a lead role in Phoenix Productions' upcoming November revival of A Christmas Story. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NCT's SPAMALOT Starring Jeff McCarthy, James Ludwig, Ta'Rea Campbell and More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2016

North Carolina Theatre presents Monty Python's Spamalot, the first show of their 2016/17 Season. Leading the quest as 'King Arthur' is Jeff McCarthy (Broadway: Side Show, Chicago, Urinetown, Beauty and the Beast). James Ludwig (Broadway: Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) will star as 'Sir Robin', and the show will also feature Ta'Rea Campbell as 'The Lady of the Lake' (Broadway: Book of Mormon, Little Shop of Horrors Tour: Sister Act). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Opening Tonight at NC Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

North Carolina Theatre presents Monty Python's Spamalot, the first show of their 2016/17 Season. Leading the quest as 'King Arthur' is Jeff McCarthy (Broadway: Side Show, Chicago, Urinetown, Beauty and the Beast). James Ludwig (Broadway: Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) will star as 'Sir Robin', and the show will also feature Ta'Rea Campbell as 'The Lady of the Lake' (Broadway: Book of Mormon, Little Shop of Horrors Tour: Sister Act). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays at The Gaslight With TOTALLY AWESOME Dickens Update
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 15, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre closes out its 16th Anniversary Season - and celebrates the holiday season - with Kim Beagle Graham's A Totally Awesome Christmas Carol, opening Friday. (more...)

BACK TO THE FUTURE Party, '80s Fun, Kids Show and More Set for Christmas 2016 at HOME Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Christmas celebrations at HOME begin with a spectacular party with Back to the Future screening, Enchantment Under The Sea-inspired 50s to 80s disco and DJs, plus a very special visit from the DeLorean Time Machine, in partnership with First Street Manchester. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2016

Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. (more...)

The Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

 Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ("NCIS," RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed byBrian McDonald, the 25-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. Presented as a play with music, this dynamic and compelling stage version is highly theatrical. Actors narrate at various times, play multiple characters, sing and contribute to the soundscape for the production in the style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 7-9. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through December 24. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: Broadway Vets Star in THE LOST BOY Reading, Helmed by Hunter Foster
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Broadway's Matt Doyle, Joyce Van Patten, Patrick Breen, Jennifer Cody, Elizabeth Morton, James Lecesne and Sheffield Chastain appeared in a industry reading of Ron Palillo's play, The Lost Boy, at Martian Entertainment yesterday, November 14th. Tony Award Nominee Hunter Foster (Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors) directed. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look at the event below! (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Picked as Northwestern University's 75th Annual Dolphin Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Dolphin Show, America's largest student-produced musical, proudly announces Little Shop of Horrors as the 75th Annual Dolphin Show. (more...)

Broadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT, is producing its first winter production - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - in partnership with Walnut Hill Community Church. (more...)

Lonny Price to Direct World Premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

Staged Dreams is pleased to announce the world premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT, a new American play written by Tony Award nominee, Calvin Levels and directed by Tony Award nominee, Lonny Price. The play will be presented at Here's MainStage Theatre, located in New York's SoHo district. It runs December 2 thru 22, 2016 (more...)

Pre-Order Alan Menken and David Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

As previously announced, 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. The album is now available for digital pre-order today, Friday, November 11. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway Returns in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Old Globe presents its 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)


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Photo Flash: Star of the Day's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Star of the Day Productions presents their season closer: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opening December 2, 2016.  It runs for 9 performances at McCoole's Arts & Events Place in Quakertown, PA.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Regional Awards Update - Atticus Shaindlin, Emily Liberature Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BPA's A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL begins tonight, December 2, at Bainbridge Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Steven J. Burge to Play Heavenly Father After Wesley Taylor Departs AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash,' will play God through January 22. Steven J. Burge will assume the role of God starting January 24. (more...)

For the Holidays, Stageworks Theatre Presents the Touching Story of OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

How can one small boy defy cruel taskmasters, abusive authority figures, thieving friends, and even a heartless murderer? Join Stageworks for OLIVER!, now through December 18, to find out. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At a ceremony held today at London's Cafe de Paris, host Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. (more...)

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