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SCERA's 8th Annual A Night of Broadway Presents BEST OF THE WEST END
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

 SCERA Center for the Arts is putting together its 8th annual A Night of Broadway show, and this year they are taking musical favorites from the West End of London and presenting a production that earned some top local performers a four-star rating this summer at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Broadway Talent Will Head INTO THE WOODS, Starring Emily Skinner, at TUTS; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

As previously announced, Tony-Award-nominated actress, Emily Skinner, will head up an all star cast for a newly conceptualized production of Into The Woods at Theatre Under The Stars this holiday season. The production, which is being directed and choreographed by Tony Award Nominee Robert Longbottom, will run in Houston from December 6 - 18, 2016 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. TUTS has just announced complete casting for the production. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Dramatists Guild Fund's Presidential Benefit Gala!
by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents an enchanting musical romance for the holidays, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Based on the novel by Jean Webster, this tuneful yuletide treat from the director of Les Miserables, and the composer of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen's EMMA, tells the tale of a spirited orphan girl who is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heartwarming journey to independence, education, and romance during the suffragette-era in New England is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs. (more...)

New eBook on Novelist Elena Ferrante is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

'Naples Little Women,' first critical study of the Italian novelist Elena Ferrante, published by Penington Press. Elena Ferrante's fiction covers the psychic landscape of women who come of age in post-World War II Italy, who struggle to escape poverty and juggle the demands of career and family. Her narrator's voice is at once ferocious, intimate, and uncensored. Most remarkable for our media-obsessed age is that the author's identity is a mystery as compelling as one of her plots. This critical study of her seven novels by Professor Mullenneaux integrates Ferrante's own thoughts on her books from La frantumaglia (2003) with their critical reception since 1992. Chapters are dedicated to each novel and to the author's signature themes - mothers and daughters, female friendship, and Naples as a 'city in spite of itself' - to illuminate and extend Ferrante's unique contribution to world literature. This volume is an essential resource for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of one of Italy's best-loved contemporary writers. ISBN: 978-0-9704296-4-3. $24.99. Available from Amazon.com Contact: Penington Press, New York, NY, 212-749-2995 (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at the Eccles is High Quality
by Tyler Hinton - Nov 16, 2016

The national tour of BEAUTIFUL is the first Broadway show to play at the brand-new Eccles Theater, and it is a more than worthy tenant. In fact, the high quality of the production is ample proof of the embarrassment of riches the theater is sure to attract. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Sienna Miller and More to Join Lance Horne in 'EXTRAORDINARY DAYS' at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Multi-faceted musician, composer and musical director Lance Horne returns to New York City, headlining a yearlong performance residency called New Work New Work at Joe's Pub at The Public, beginning Monday, November 21 (9:30PM). (more...)

Cast Revealed for Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Return Atlanta Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the triumphant return Atlanta engagement at the Fox Theatre February 22 - March 5 as a Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season special. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Announces Cast Changes at LES MISERABLES Starting this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Now in its record breaking 32nd year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce cast changes for "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre. (more...)

Theatrical Partnership Announce Major Musical Hat-Trick For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A partnership between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues have announced a hat-trick of shows for 2017. (more...)

See Six Classic Holiday Stories Turned Naughty (and Not So Nice) In Stage 773's ONE ACT FESTIVAL: YULETIDE GENOCIDE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Stage 773 asks the question, "Can Santa really get arrested for that?!" Six theatre companies from across the Chicagoland area will change up the holiday classics to create ONE ACT FESTIVAL: YULETIDE GENOCIDE taking placeDecember 1 through December 16. See them all at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago for a twisted and enchanted evening of entertainment. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017.  (more...)

Casting Announced for MY FAIR LADIES at The Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

For four nights only, My Fair Ladies is appearing at The Crazy Coqs and promises an evening filled to the brim with the best songs made famous by Broadway's best divas. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running musical theatre company, has begun production for the third show of its 39th season, Little Women: The Musical. The show runs from February 17th through March 12th; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm, and a special Thursday performance on March 9th at 7:30pm.  (more...)

Pepperdine Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Pepperdine University Flora L. Thornton Opera Program presents Mozart's masterpiece, Don Giovanni, sung in the original Italian, with English supertitles, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, February 23 and 25, at Smothers Theatre on Pepperdine's Malibu campus. (more...)

Wendy MacLeod's WOMEN IN JEOPARDY! to Play Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Women in Jeopardy! by Wendy MacLeod, a comedy reviewers have described as 'Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club,' running February 10 - February 25, 2017. (more...)

Lyric Opera Kansas City Presents EXPLORATIONS Series With THE JULIET LETTERS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The inaugural Explorations series continues with Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters, Jan. 28 and 29 at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building at the Richard J. Stern Opera Center.Explorations features eclectic programs in intimate spaces, with programming that crosses musical borders and experiments with a wide range of lyrical expression. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its third season of Theater for Young Audiences… The Little Prince. Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Little Prince will preview from February 17 through February 25; regular performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 5 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Winners Announced - Anthony Lee Medina, Shanae'a Moore and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 18, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Houston winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

TexARTS Announces Casting for THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The TexARTS Professional Series closes its 2016-17 season with Austin premier of Roger Bean's Off-Broadway hit musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, which will be presented February 17 - 26 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

Brelby's Artists Escape to Fantastical Adventures in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

'Creating the magic has been the best part of the process,' said Shelby Maticic, who premieres as Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, January 20th. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal to Present SUPER KIDS THURSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

It's the 74th Kritzerland show and the annual all young performers show - one of the yearly favorites to do. Those who've been to the shows know that one of the things that makes them unique (until everyone else started doing it) is the use of young performers in shows. Kritzerland likes to nurture and be supportive of tomorrow's future musical theater performers, in fact, they feel it is their duty to do so. So, this is the performers' night to shine. But if you think you're going to hear a bunch of kid songs, you won't be. The night is a challenge to the young folks and there will be no pandering to their age - they are given wonderful musical theatre material from the classics to the new, featuring songs from shows they may one day get to do - so, you'll be hearing amazing songs from such classics as Funny Girl, The Music Man, Bells Are Ringing, A Little Night Music, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, as well as less well known musicals like Minnie's Boys, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, Baby, right up to the Broadway smash, Waitress. Being a Kritzerland show, there will also be a few surprises. So join this incredible cast of young folks and catch these young people before they're on Broadway. Kritzerland is produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty.  (more...)

UK Premiere of War-Time Gay Love Story YANK! to Play Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

A moving gay love story set in World War Two is the latest collaboration between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues. (more...)

ArtsWest Joins THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

ArtsWest will participate in the GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT, a nation-wide event on January 19, 2017 for theatres and arts organizations to reaffirm a commitment to values of inclusion, participation and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

UK Premiere Of War-time Love Story YANK! To Open 2017 Season For Theatrical Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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Mile Square Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the popular family musical comedy You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Opening MST's 2nd season in its new space, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown maintains MST's high standards for quality family theatre, and kicks off an eclectic season with a classic musical. (more...)

Utah Opera 2016-2017 Season Continues With MAN OF LA MANCHA, 1/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In January 2017, Utah Opera will present one of the most beloved musical masterpieces of all time, Mitch Leigh's "Man of La Mancha," a tale of the knight errant Don Quixote and his obsessive quest for the impossible dream made famous in Broadway production and on film.  (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Four dynamic, award-winning Broadway musical stars -- Andrea McArdle (Broadway's original 'Annie'), Maureen McGovern (#1 Gold record 'The Morning After'), Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) and Faith Prince (Tony winner Guys & Dolls) -- come together in concert for an evening of song, laughter and memories in 4 Girls 4, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Original Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Druid Theatre will remount Martin McDonagh's sensational, award-winning dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, at BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St.) this winter. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company's Announces 2017 Season and Season Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company announces its 2017 Cape May Mainstage Season. As usual, it includes classic gems, a world premiere, and radio-style shows. This year's theme is 'The American Dream.' (more...)

ArtsWest Announces Extension of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

In response to strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, ArtsWest will extend the run of Peter and the Starcatcher through Tuesday, December 27. The additional performances are scheduled for Monday 12/26 and Tuesday 12/27 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the added performances can be purchased immediately at ArtsWest.org. (more...)

BWW Review: A LITTLE PRINCESS at Wilmington Drama League
by Rosanne DellAversano - Dec 30, 2016

A LITTLE PRINCESS - Separated from her father and the openhearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue. (more...)


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Video Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its West Coast premiere production of ... Claudio Quest. With music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed and musical direction by Ryan O'Connell, Claudio Quest will preview from January 27 through February 3; regular performances will begin February 4 and continue through February 26 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

ArtsWest is pleased to announce MOTHERS AND SONS, the Tony Award-nominated play about a mother's reckoning with the life and legacy of her late son, opening at the ArtWest Playhouse and Gallery on January 19. Performances will runThursday through Sunday until February 11. (more...)

Single Tickets Now on Sale for LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Tickets are on sale for the 3rd show of our 39th season, the family classic- Little Women: THE MUSICAL! And, as an added bonus, we've given our loyal patrons a discount!  (more...)

little OPERA theatre of ny to Present Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017. (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Allan Knee & Robby Haltiwanger Talk THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Workshop Theater's (312 W 36th Street) return engagement of The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, by popular demand, is set to play through Sunday, December, 18, 2016. Featuring a book by Allan Knee (Little Women) with music and lyrics by Andre Catrini, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit is a musical coming of age story that begins ten years after Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces Final Extension of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

In response to continued strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, ArtsWest will further extend the run of Peter and the Starcatcher through Friday, December 30. The additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday 12/28, Thursday 12/29and Friday 12/30 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the added performances can be purchased immediately at artswest.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Talks 42ND STREET-esque Beginnings on CBS' SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2016

Sutton Foster's start on Broadway is the real-life version of the stuff movie musicals are made of; one week before the opening of Throughly Modern Millie on Broadway, Foster received a call from director Michael Mayer, bumping her up from understudy to the star of the show—and the rest is musical theatre history. This morning, Foster sat down with CBS' Mo Rocca to chat about her journey as a Broadway actress, and her current starring roles in TV Land's Younger and The New Group's Sweet Charity. When speaking about the latter, in reference to recovering from her divorce several years ago, Foster said, “What's interesting is that I know [Charity], because I think I have been her, but luckily, I don't feel like I'm her now.”  (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere Original Romantic Comedy LOVE BY THE 10TH DATE, 1/28
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Love By The 10th Date follows Gabby (Good), Nell (Stewart), Billie (Hilson) and Margot (Rowland) who balance their dating adventures alongside their career ambitions at an upscale digital magazine in Los Angeles (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Will The Stork Pay a Visit to Liza? on Next YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On the next episode of YOUNGER on TV Land titled ' 'Pigeons, Parrots, and Storks', Liza and Josh's future together is thrown into question after having opposing reactions to a near miss. (more...)

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