Acrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces programming for the 2016-17 season featuring internationally-acclaimed superstars in rock, dance, comedy, and jazz; family shows as part of the Family Discovery Series, returning favorites, the best of touring Broadway, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Maine State Music Theatre Presents FOOTLIGHT FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 2016 season marks Maine State Music Theatre's 4th annual FOOTLIGHT FOLLIES, this year featuring 2 Ring Circus and a live auction. FOLLIES takes place at the Pickard Theater on August 15 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! To Light Up Weston Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston Playhouse will present one of Broadway's longest-running hits and the feel-good musical of the season, Mamma Mia! on its MainStage from August 4th- August 20th. (more...)

Corinne Melancon Leads THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

One of STAGES most frequently requested shows and winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, makes its triumphant return to the STAGES stage. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/27/2016 - Lin-Manuel on the Puerto Rico Walk of Fame!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 27, 2016

Today's big news: HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda gets a star on the Puerto Rico Walk of Fame today, and Bernadette Peters gives shelter dogs makeovers this morning on LIVE! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life Helicopter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), presents the fourth show in its 2016 season, Miss Saigon, with music by Claude- Michel Schonberg; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boublil; adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. The show is directed by Brian Clowdus, music direction is by Chris Brent Davis, and choreography is by Bubba Carr. The show opened on July 21 and has already been extended to August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast -- plus the production's real-life helicopter -- in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Supports Orlando at FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE; Go Inside the Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando brought together some of Broadway's biggest stars last night to support the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, Hope and Help Center and Zebra Coalition. The benefit concert, which sold out within two hours of tickets going on-sale, took place at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan. (more...)

BWW TV: Exclusive Interviews 'From Broadway w/ Love' with Chita, Stokes, Norbert, Darren, Kelli, More
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 26, 2016

Last night, BroadwayWorld was at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando, Florida for the 'From Broadway with Love' concert to benefit the Central Florida LGBTQ Community and the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. We spoke with Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norbert Leo Butz, Darren Criss, Lilla Crawford, Anika Larsen, Carrie Manolakos, and (in a separate video below) Kelli O'Hara.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Backstage with MAMMA MIA! at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Mamma Mia!, directed by Dan Knechtges, choreographed by Jessica Hartman and music directed by Michael Horsley, just opened at The Muny. Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in the photos below! (more...)

Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat to Star in CONSTELLATIONS at Berkshire Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group will welcome the Tony Award-nominated drama CONSTELLATIONS, featuring Tony Award-nominated Kate Baldwin and Broadway and television actor, Graham Rowat. CONSTELLATIONS runs from August 3 through August 27, at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

Stars of HAMILTON, AN ACT OF GOD, FULLY COMMITTED, WAITRESS and More Set for 2016 BROADWAY BARKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 18th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Max Crumm Set for 'DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Max Crumm (Disaster!, Grease) joins the Broadway at Birdland concert series presentation of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com Volume 4, the LGBTQ+ Edition. This one-night-only event will benefit the One Orlando Fund. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Marvelous MAMMA MIA!
by Chris Gibson - Jul 25, 2016

I've seen Mamma Mia! many times, and I've always enjoyed the way it utilizes so many of ABBA's marvelously catchy, and so obviously theatrical in nature, tunes to tell its simple story. With the band cranking out a righteous sound, and back up singers filling the night air with harmony, The MUNY reminds you of why its just so unique and amazing. It has the ability to make a show seem larger than life. That's exactly what happens here in spectacular fashion. Go see it and enjoy this perfect show for a summer's evening under the stars! (more...)

STILL READY: THE SONGS OF ROB ROKICKI at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Broadway favorites Luca Padovan, Tracee Beazer, and Kathleen Monteleone will join composer Rob Rokicki for two special NYMF concert events July 31 st and August 2 nd . Rob's music has been described by The New York Times as "sassy" and "energetic" and 'Intelligent, inspired and incredibly relatable' by frequent collaborator Joe Iconis. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/25/2016 - MAMMA MIA!, It's Monday!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!, CABARET & More Will Play Broadway in Fort Lauderdale's 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The 2016 / 2017 Broadway Across America - Fort Lauderdale show lineup is as follows: (more...)

Rockwell Presents AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

ROCKWELL TABLE AND STAGE PRESENTS MORE CLASSIC BROADWAY ON AUGUST 22ND (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents Mamma Mia! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night! (more...)

BWW Preview: Each Show in Fox Cities P.A.C.'s 2016-2017 Broadway Season is Sure to Delight Audiences
by Meredith Kreisa - Jul 25, 2016

Fox Cities P.A.C.'s 2016-2017 offers quantity and quality. (more...)

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Due to phenomenal demand for tickets and with more dates still to be added Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has announced it will play at least an additional 23 theatres in 2017, extending the autumn 2016 tour which opens at Harlow Playhouse on Wednesday 31 August and arrives at the King's in Glasgow from Tuesday-Saturday 8 April. (more...)

VIDEO: Anika Larsen and Keala Settle Belt RENT's 'Take Me Or Leave Me' For FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

Following the tragic event that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, the Broadway and Orlando theatre communities will unite tonight, Monday, July 25 at 7:30 pm at the Disney Theatre in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to perform FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ORLANDO; a healing night of music and dance to honor the 49 victims. (more...)

Young Artists of Color Invited To Explore Opportunities in A Shared Moment Workshop
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

A trio of theatre women of color combine their expertise in the arts and activism to help their young colleagues. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/25/2016 - MAMMA MIA!, It's Monday!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 25, 2016

Today's big news: A slew of stars gather for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE to support Orlando! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Moving House- How a Tony-Winning Play Switches Theatres
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 24, 2016

Broadway shows changing houses is not a totally uncommon thing, though it has happened just a handful of times over the past few years. In 2013, Mamma Mia! packed up at the Winter Garden to continue its run at the Broadhurst Theatre. Rock of Ages moved three blocks from the Brooks Atkinson to the Helen Hayes in 2011. Before that, such shows as The 39 Steps, August: Osage County, The Lion King, and Chicago did the same. So what exactly goes into moving from Broadway's smallest theatre to a 1093-seat house? (Hint: Despite the show's apartment-style set, it's more than just cardboard boxes and a U-Haul.) Stage Manager Billy Barnes explains: (more...)


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Photo Flash: OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Takes Part in Mensa Third Thursday Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey,' the new musical project written and directed by Noriko Sunamoto (Japanese Production of 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Wicked,' 'Mamma Mia!,' Off-Broadway's 'The Jackie Mason Musical') collaborated with an intellectual lecture event hosted by the New York Greater Mensa last night, on July 21st. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents Mamma Mia! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lulu Lloyd, Monette McKay and More Set for Acting Out!'s BROADWAY STARS, BROOKLYN KIDS Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Lulu Lloyd (School of Rock, Bright Star) and Monette McKay (Mamma Mia; Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), and more set for Acting Out!'s "Broadway Stars, Brooklyn Kids" workshop. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brittany Zeinstra, Julia Murney and More in MAMMA MIA! at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Mamma Mia!, directed by Dan Knechtges, choreographed by Jessica Hartman and music directed by Michael Horsley, just opened at The Muny. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Here We Go Again! Watch Highlights from MAMMA MIA! at The Muny
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

Mamma Mia!, directed by Dan Knechtges, choreographed by Jessica Hartman and music directed by Michael Horsley, just opened at The Muny. Click below to watch highlights of the starry cast in action! (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real Helicopter, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

For the first time ever presented by a professional Atlanta theatre company, Serenbe Playhouse and its design team have recreated the lush wilderness of Vietnam, complete with an actual Vietnam-flown Huey helicopter landing nightly in the Wildflower Meadow at Serenbe. (more...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

Broadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Irene Bunis, the veteran wardrobe supervisor for many Broadway productions since 1980, passed away on July 21st in New York City. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway in February 2017 at a Shubert Theater to be announced, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 9, 2016), and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017). (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Darren Criss and More Sign on for 'FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE' Orlando Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando today announced new additions to the sold-out concert line-up. The benefit concert, which sold out within two hours of tickets going on-sale, will take place on July 25th at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Full casting is confirmed for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to the Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 14 until Saturday 19 November 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Coming to Cape Town & Johannesburg
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2016

The Old Globe presents 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. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association withChicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 17
by Audition Roundup - Jul 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 17, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SECRET GARDEN Wins The Second Annual WEST END BAKE OFF
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Jul 16, 2016

The team from The Secret Garden were today announced as the winners of the second annual West End Bake Off in aid of Acting for Others. The winners, chosen by judges Christopher Biggins, Dame Barbara Windsor and Michael Ball OBE, were revealed at the event held at St Anne's Church Courtyard. (more...)

Libby Winters and Ito Aghayere Set For UNIFORMS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Director Jimmy Maize (Spoon River Anthology at The Invisible Dog) and BOSS (En Garde Arts) will lead actresses Libby Winters (American Idiot) and Ito Aghayere (Lortel Nomination for Familiar at Playwrights Horizons) in Uniforms by Jeffrey James Keyes (The End of Days &Imaginary Friends) next month in the Samuel French 41st Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City. (more...)

Bloom & Wolf's INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL to Play MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF) presents Insomnia with music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and book by Theo Wolf. Ovi Vargas directs a cast of seven, including Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland* (Bway: The Music Man, Peter Pan). Insomnia is being staged at the Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street in New York City from August 2-7, 2016. (more...)

Kyle Scatliffe Joins the Cast of DUETS - LGBTQ+ Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple, Les Miserables) joins the cast of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com: LGBTQ+ Edition, at Birdland Jazz on August 8th. (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

BWW Previews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY at the Brighton Armory
by Chris Arneson - Jul 13, 2016

The Platte Valley Players of Brighton, Colorado are presenting the wild and raucous musical revue Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits Volume 1 by Gerard Alessandrini at The Armory Performing Arts Center in Brighton, Colorado, July 15, 16, 22 and 23 (more...)

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