OPEN A NEW WINDOW: THE SONGS OF JERRY HERMAN Set for Alma Theater, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Cain Park and the Musical Theater Project have come together to present Open A New Window: The Songs of Jerry Herman on July 21 in the Alma Theater. This event is hosted by The Musical Theater Project's Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier featuring Caitlin Hyland and Joe Monaghan. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the lead performers and creative team for the Tony Award-winning musical La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage). Skylight's production runs November 18 through December 23 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Gordon Connell, BIG RIVER's Original Mark Twain, Dies at 93
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

A frequent performer on and off Broadway, Connell was married to actress Jane Connell. (more...)

BWW TV: Lorna Luft Performs Moving 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in Tribute to Orlando, Stonewall, and the Late, Great Judy Garland
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2016

It's been 77 years since Judy Garland made Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' forever famous. Just last night, her daughter, Lorna Luft, brought the beloved song back to life (something she has never done before now) at Feinstein's/54 Below, in a moving tribute to Stonewall, Orlando, and of course, her late mother. Check out the entire, emotional performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lorna Luft Celebrates Pride Week at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2016

After several sold-out Feinstein's/54 Below engagements, Lorna Luft returns with a brand new show to celebrate Pride Week in NYC! The evening will be a celebration of what it means to be proud. Join Lorna Luft as she sings, tells stories, and focuses on the history behind New York City Pride and what it means to her while also dedicating her show to everyone who has pride in themselves. This is a show for all ages, shapes, and sizes and is a true celebration of who we all are, Lorna- style! (more...)

HB Studio to Host Helen Gallagher's 90th Birthday Celebration, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, will honor cherished Broadway, film and television actress Helen Gallagher on Monday, July 18th for her 90th Birthday in a musical celebration benefiting the HB Studio Scholarship Fund. (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance to Host CABARET FOR A CAUSE, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance have come together to host Cabaret for a Cause on Saturday, June 25th at Way Off Broadway. The charity event is to benefit the Bald Ballerina. (more...)

freeFall's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Extends Through 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

freeFall's production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is currently open and has been extended through July 17. This lush, deeply romantic musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to not only consider Clara's future, but her own deep-seated hopes and regrets as well. As Margaret attempts to shield her daughter from the outside world we become aware that all is not as it seems, and we are left to ponder the nature of love, desire, regret, and ultimately the beauty of life. (more...)

Virginia Rep's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS to Open Next Week at Hanover Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Brighton Beach Memoirs on Friday, July 15 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Takes a Look at History: Argentina's and Its Own
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 8, 2016

History- actual 20th century events and the theatre's own story and legacy - became the joint focus of Maine State Music Theatre's second Peek Behind the Curtain talkback, held on July 7 at the Curtis Memorial Library. The panel examined the characters and forces that formed the basis for MSMT"s thrilling production of Evita, now playing at the Pickard until July 16, and also took several excursions into MSMT's history, which forms the basis of a new retrospective exhibition, MSMT Past, Present, and Future, which serendipitously celebrated a gala opening that same date. Moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the panel featured the three stars of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Kate Fahrner, Matt Farcher, and Nat Chandler, as well as the Artistic Directors of two of the areas leading theatres, MSMT's own Curt Dale Clark and the Good Theater's Brian P. Allen. (more...)

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Adds to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's  Board of Directors welcomes several new leaders while saying thank you to a number of retiring board members. Shaleen Devgun, Susan May, Scott Murphy and Kim Ritzow will fill vacancies created by retiring board members Darwin Copeman, Mame Heaney, Jim Johnson, Karen Laws and Robert Di Renzo. (more...)

The Red Letter Society to Present THE ABORTION CHRONICLES as Part of Minnesota Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Red Letter Society, a new collective comprised of Fringe vets and frequent collaborators Ariel Leaf, Ruth Virkus and Ben Layne, presents The Abortion Chronicles, a new work of personal stories from Minnesotans of all walks of life, sharing their experience with abortion in their lives. (more...)

The Making of America's Musical- 1776: The Story Behind the Story
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 4, 2016

As America celebrates its 240th Birthday today, let's talk about what is probably one of the greatest musicals ever written, and it only came about 46 years before Hamilton. 1776 dramatizes the story of how John Adams was able to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence as well as signing the Declaration of Independence. While the musical does dramatize the most important event in American history, the story behind the musical is probably just as interesting. (more...)

Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia to Star in WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

Tilda Swinton Reaches Out to 'Bridesmaids' Screenwriter to Join AUNTIE MAME Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

In an all-new interview with Vanity Fair, Mumolo explains how she received an email from Swinton, praising her work on the Bridesmaids script and asking her if she would have an interest in adapting Patrick Dennis's 1955 classic novel to the big screen. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 24, 2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Curtis, From 'Dell Dude' to 'Connor Stephens'
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jul 20, 2016

Actor Ben Curtis talks about his role in 'The Crusade of Connor Stephens' as well as some upcoming musical gigs. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic Mame, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, Opening Tonight at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre celebrates the opening of Brighton Beach Memoirs tonight, July 15, at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, August 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre's DREAMGIRLS opened June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book byTom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company
by Kathryn Kitt - Jul 11, 2016

Tony award winner FAITH PRINCE in concert to benefit Hudson Stage Company. All proceeds directly benefit the upcoming season of Hudson Stage Company - a non-profit professional theatre dedicated to producing provocative, affordable and transformative theatre to its audiences. (more...)

Cady Huffman to Depart SHEAR MADNESS This Month; Tickets Now on Sale thru Jan 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Just announced, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Cady Huffman will end her run in Off-Broadway's Shear Madness on August 21st. Cady assumed the role of Mrs. Shubert June 20th. She will be replaced by Lisa McMillan. Also joining the cast is Gil Brady replacing Adam Gerber in the role of Eddie Lawrence. The producers are have also announced a new batch of tickets on sale through January 8th, 2017. (more...)

Broadway's Andrea McArdle to Play Provincetown's Crown & Anchor Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Andrea McArdle returns to Provincetown in ANDREA McARDLE IN CONCERT for two performances only, Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Preview: Fall 2016 Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Aug 3, 2016

Soon, the leaves will start to turn and many local theatres will be lifting their curtains to welcome a new season. Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the fall season. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

Phil Hall Presents LEGACY at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Phil Hall-- musical director, arranger and creator of The Philhallmonics and frequent performer with The Philhallmonics at the Lincoln Center Library Concert Series--is delighted to present a special concert called Legacy to be presented at the Bruno Walter Auditorium (Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Plaza - Enter on Amsterdam at 65th Street) on Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 pm. This special show is Free and open to the public (first come first serve). (more...)

Fancy a Shave? The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

he Human Race kicks off its 2016-2017 Eichelberger Loft Season with the smash hit Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller. Created by the Tony Award winning team by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book) and based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond, this masterpiece of suspense invites audiences to attend the tale of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

Melissa Errico Tackles Middle Age and Musicals in New Essay for the New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Is 46 too old to play the ingenue? This is the question asked by Broadway leading lady, Melissa Errico, in a new essay for the New York Times. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Cheryl Ann Allen to Star in I'M A NEW YORKER at Don't Tell Mama's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cheryl Ann Allen will return to the stage with a new show entitled I'm A New Yorker written and directed by Ian Finkel. I'm A New Yorker will debut at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street) on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30. (more...)

East Village Bea Arthur Residence For Homeless LGBT Set To Open in 2017
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

In her hit television series 'Maude' Bea Arthur played a tough-as-nails liberal with a soft spot for helping those less fortunate, a portrayal that wasn't far off from what she really was. (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Stage LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS, October 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Rising Star Competition Announces Performers Advancing to Week 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

RISE BAR is seeking it's next RISING STAR!  After a tremendously successful first season, Rise Bar's talent contest returns! The new summer installment will be on TUESDAY nights! (more...)

BROADWAY'S BEST with Seth Rudetsky, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Kerry Butler Sets Performance at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The 'amahzing' SiriusXM host Seth Rudetsky is joined by three of the funniest stars on Broadway for an evening of song and laughter: Tony winner Roger Bart (The Producers) and Tony nominees Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family) and Kerry Butler (Rock of Ages). (more...)

Light Opera Works Announces Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Light Opera Works' 2016 season continues with Mame (August 20-28), LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS Songs from GYPSY, FUNNY GIRL and more, (October 7-16), and DIE FLEDERMAUS (December 26-January 1, 2017). (more...)

Emma Thompson to Host Angela Lansbury Documentary Airing 8/30 on BBC
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

In a heartfelt and revealing conversation between two well-known British actresses (and firm friends), Emma Thompson meets one of Hollywood and Broadway's most legendary figures, Dame Angela Lansbury, to discuss her 70-year show business career. (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...)

I SING THE RISING SEA to Make World Premiere at Virginia Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Commissioned through Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, I Sing the Rising Sea is a story of special regional interest written by the coauthor of Frog Kiss, Eric Schorr. In collaboration with ODURep, it tells the sweeping story of sea level rise that flows through generations and across continents - from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. (more...)

Disney's 101 DALMATIONS Returns to the Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

A large part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's goal has been to bring entertainment for all ages to the Frederick stage.  The area's only year-round producing theatre has done just that with its popular Children's Theatre.  Opened in 1996, Way Off Broadway's Children's Theatre produces shows the entire family can enjoy.  In the beginning, it produced original musical stage adaptations of classic fairytales.  (more...)

VIDEOS: A Look Back at Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD and MILK AND HONEY, Next In The York's MUFTI Series
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

Two Jerry Herman musicals will be presented in concert as part of The York's acclaimed series. (more...)

BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun
by Peter Nason - Aug 15, 2016

Gilbert and Sullivan meets 80's synth-pop and 'Star Wars' in this brilliant adaptation by Eric Davis and Michael Raabe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Patrice Munsel
by Walter McBride - Aug 11, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, opera star Patrice Munsel, died last Thursday in her New York Adirondacks home after a brief illness. She was 91. (more...)

A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME and EMMA to Make NYC Debuts in York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the line-up for its 47th anniversary season at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's. (more...)

Tyne Daly to Lead DEAR WORLD in Concert at Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Now, Valley Performing Arts Center will kick-off the new season and its Broadway series on September 30 at 8:00pm with a one night only concert performance of Dear World, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in the role of Countess Aurelia. (more...)

Patrice Munsel, Opera Star Who Crossed Over Into Musical Theatre, Dies at 91
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

The coloratura soprano achieved remarkable notoriety when at age 18 she became the youngest singer ever to debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera House. (more...)

Classic Camp Cinema Gets Roasted with BRIAN EDWARD: IN PERSON & ON FILM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

On September 17th, Brian Edward, host of 'Burgh Vivant, Pittsburgh's Cultural Talk Magazine, will raise a martini glass and examine a wide arena of over-the-top movies and movie stars from the classic era in a comedic performance entitled "Brian Edward: In Person & On Film."  With outrageous film clips, hilarious personal anecdotes and devastating wit, the Pittsburgh comedian and performer will take a humorous look at such classic movies as Auntie Mame, Sunset Boulevard, Mommie Dearest, and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?  The show's proceeds will benefit the ReelQ Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From September 9 to October 8, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present SIGNIFICANT OTHER, a sharply observed new comedy about the challenges of finding love and letting go, written by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

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