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Brand New Season at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Today Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced a brand new season, including the touring production of sell-out West End musical FUNNY GIRL. (more...)

Deirdre Madigan, Stephen Schnetzer and Lynn Cohen to Lead Reading of SOCIAL SECURITY at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of "Social Security," a comedy by Andrew Bergman, one of Hollywood's top comedy screenwriters, on Monday, November 14, at 7 p.m.  (more...)

New Dance Drama CONFUCIUS to Play Lincoln Center, D.C. This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) returns to the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center this winter with Confucius, a new dance drama performed by the China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater. (more...)

Disney Channel's Olivia Stuck in Lythgoe Family Pantos' A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Casting is announced for the Lythgoe Family Panto! (more...)

New Booking Period Opens for MAMMA MIA! in London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The global smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at London's Novello Theatre is now extending its booking period until 14 October 2017, taking the show through to its 19th playing year in London. (more...)

ONCE National Tour to Open This Week in Folsom
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, 'ONCE uses song & dance in a way I've never experienced in an American musical' (New York Times). (more...)

Carolee Carmello and Joseph Melendez Join LaChiusa's LOS OTROS Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Everyman Theatre has announced that Carolee Carmello and Joseph Melendez will be featured in the workshop of Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh's intimate musical Los Otros. The workshop examines the revised book and score of the musical, which was originally commissioned by the Center Theatre Group and premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. (more...)

The 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and M
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing returning to Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway and debuting at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists and acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

'Virtual' ABBA Heading to 'Previously Unimagined' Digital Music Experience
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The members of the iconic Swedish quartet ABBA have joined forces with entertainment entrepreneur Simon Fuller and the Universal Music Group to launch a 'previously unimagined' digital experience (more...)

Matt Doyle, Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett and More Set for 'BROADWAY'S BABIES' Benefit for Children of India
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Join some of Broadway and TV's finest on Monday, November 21st at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room for the second performance of a new concert series created to help raise awareness and money for the children of the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, produced by Kate Pfaffl (War Horse) and Ben Houghton (American Ballet Theater), with special guest host Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). (more...)

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma il Musical 'Evita'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma (Sede Culturale Ambasciata Argentina in Italia) il Musical  'Evita' con Malika Ayane, regia di Massimo Romeo Piparo. (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Headline The Black Box Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel performs a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, Saturday, November 19. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Rockin' ROCK OF AGES in Carlisle
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 24, 2016

The 80's glam-rock comedy brought huge laughs to a large space at Carlisle. Fourth wall? What's a fourth wall? (more...)

Broadway Vets Will Join Original Stars of London's Site-Specific SWEENEY TODD in NYC; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their performances for New York audiences. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning today, October 24, 2016 at 10am EST, and will be available at (212.239.6200). (more...)

Kate Wetherhead to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineup Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's line-up for the SONGWRITERS CABARET and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted by Drama Desk Nominee Kate Wetherhead, which are part of the 28th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

GREASE LIVE'S! Emily Goglia to Join Brandon Sturiale's Album Release Concert 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Emily Goglia (TV's 'Grease Live!', Rent at La Mirada) will join nine other performers to help songwriter/pianist Brandon Sturiale celebrate the release of his album So Much More at the Beechman Theatre on Sunday night, Oct. 23rd at 7:30pm. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/22/2016
by - Oct 22, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/22/2016. (more...)

Hannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley and More Set for NAMT's THE 46TH MINUTE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will kick off the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS with The 46th Minute. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Dee Long of Klaatu Fame Helps Launch Infinity Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


Oliver Tompsett, Sally Ann Triplett, Jodie Jacobs, Alice Fearn and Sandra Marvin to Take Cover in London Premiere of DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

DISASTER! the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, will premiere in London for two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20 November. (more...)

The 8th Annual BROADWAY CAN! Concert for City Harvest to Be Presented at DON'T TELL MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The 8th Annual Broadway Can! concert for City Harvest will be presented at Don't Tell Mama on Monday, November 14th at 7pm.   (more...)

Final Casting Announced for FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre announces casting and creative details for its four showcases including Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Derek Klena and More Hold Court at THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

After six sold-out 'Broadway Princess Parties,' the time has come for Broadway's favorite leading men to stand in the spotlight in The Broadway Prince Party at Feinstein's/54 Below. Hosted by Aladdin's Adam Jacobs, Anastasia's Derek Klena and produced by The Broadway Princess Party's Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala, the very first BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY was an unforgettable manly evening of heroism, bravura, and macho magic. The all-star cast sang the most beloved 'prince' songs of stage and screen.  (more...)

Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS to Launch 2016-17 Season at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. (more...)

Wes Hart, Robby Haltiwanger and Marquis Johnson Join Brandon Sturiale CD Release Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Wes Hart (West Side Story, Jersey Boys nat'l tour), Robby Haltiwanger (Ghost nat'l tour), and Marquis Johnson (Beauty and The Beast nat'l tour) will join previously announced singers Lored Allred ('The Voice'), Jessica Crouch (We Will Rock You nat'l tour), Bryan Fenkart (Memphis), Dionne Figgins (Motown), Desi Oakley (Les Miserables, Wicked), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), and Ari Wilford (Once) in a celebration of songwriter/pianist Brandon Sturiale's new album So Much More. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Broadway All Stars Perform for CAT Youth Theatre on November 14th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) All Stars Benefit for CAT Youth Theatre on Monday, November 14th (7pm) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre is BAC's biggest & final event of the season!  The evening hosted by Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) will feature many Broadway favorites with a combined 34 Broadway credits (listed below), BAC's 2016 open mic winners & a performance by the students of CAT Youth Theatre. (more...)

Studio 5040 Cabaret Soiree Series Presents a Cabaret Double Bill DUDETTES TWO KITTENS & A KID
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Ryan Kelly (The Normal Heart, Mamma Mia) and Dale Miller (Seussical, Les Miserables) reunite with their hilarious cabaret, Dudettes. Accompanied by Aaron Eyre, with songs from West Side Story, Chess, Rent, Wicked and more, these dudes take a fresh look at duets traditionally sung by women - including stories of friendship, love and relationships! (more...)

THE X FACTOR's Rhydian Roberts to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sheffield This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic Little Shop of Horrors comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 November, starring The X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts. (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Sign on for Living For Today's 'MY FIRST TIME' Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Living for Today will present a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: 'My First Time', on Sunday, October 30 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) beginning at 7PM. (more...)

Providence Performing Arts Center to Host 20th Anniversary RENT Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

 The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) will go on sale on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10A. The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will be at PPAC April 7 - 9, 2017, with performances on Friday at 7:30P, Saturday at 2P & 8P, and Sunday at 1P.  (more...)

Broadway Star Will Swenson, BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Among Recently Announced Berkshire Theatre Award Winners - Check Out the Full List Here!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The winners of the First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards have been announced. Seventeen arts journalists voted on 120 nominees in 25 categories chosen from artists in the 75 live theatre productions mounted in Berkshire County and adjacent areas between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Casting Update for SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces a casting update for the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's new comedy Silver Lining, a co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston. Sheila Reid plays Gloria, with Rachel Davies as Maureen, Keziah Joseph as Hope, Maggie McCarthy as May, Joanna Munro as June and Amanda Walker as St Michael in the production directed by Rebecca Gatward. It opens at Rose Theatre Kingston on 8 February, before touring to Portsmouth, Oxford, Cambridge, Ipswich, Keswick, York and Salford.   (more...)

BWW CD Review: That 70s Show, DISASTER!
by Remy Holzer - Oct 17, 2016

It takes guts to write a parody of 1970s disaster movies. After all, AIRPLANE!, the parody of the AIRPORT series, is one of the most beloved comedies of all time. It also takes guts to write a 1970s jukebox musical. A show you may have heard of called Mamma Mia! ran for nearly 14 years and 6,000 performances. Nevertheless, into this field of exclamation points flew DISASTER!, a parody of 1970s disaster movies...and a 1970s jukebox musical. The show, co-written by multi-hyphenate Seth Rudetsky (who also plays one of the main roles) and director Jack Plotnick, was perhaps a bit slim for the past Broadway season. Its silliness, specificity, and lack of original songs may have caused it to struggle amid the powerhouse shows surrounding it, and it closed in May after 72 performances. But it did receive some enthusiastic reviews, and in particular acclaim for the breakout performance of Jennifer Simard, who was nominated for a Tony for her performance of a nun with a gambling addiction. (Her big moment in the show, singing 'Never Can Say Goodbye' to a HAWAII FIVE-O-themed slot machine, can be viewed online.) Now Simard will be accompanying the show to London. In the meantime, we have Broadway Records' DISASTER! cast album, which contains 28 (!) songs from the show. (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

Interval Productions to Present New Musical MUTED at The Bunker
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Interval Productions present new musical Muted, described by Stephen Fry as 'stunning' and Mark Shenton (The Stage) as the British equivalent to Rent. (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce a diverse 2017 season at their beautiful 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney's north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children's theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Mamma Mia' Episode of SUPERNATURAL on The CW
by - Oct 14, 2016

On the next episode of SUPERNATURAL on The CW titled "Mamma Mia" - Dean (Jensen Ackles), Castiel (Misha Collins) and Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) have a lead on Sam (Jared Padalecki) and set out to rescue him. (more...)

Harbor Lights Presents BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight will be presented, one night only, on December 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater. The event will benefit The Harbor Lights Theater Company. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director, Producer and Director Stephen DeAngelis, the performance will feature five of Broadway's finest vocalists will recreate some of their most memorable musical moments as they celebrate the spectrum of classic to contemporary Broadway. (more...)

HAMILTON's Sydney James Harcourt to Lead NYC Reading of POPSTAR Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

An invitation-only reading of the new musical PopStar will take place on Thursday, October 20 (2pm) and Friday, October 21 (11am) at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue, Studio #1204). PopStar features a book by Martin Casella, music and lyrics by Jay Levine and Sophie Dupin and is conceived and directed by Sharon Rosen. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for Atlantic Theater Company's THE BAND'S VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company will soon present the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek and choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

BWW Review: TUDO E JAZZ (And the World Goes 'Round) Pays Tribute To The Great Kander & Ebb Musicals
by Claudio Erlichman - Oct 13, 2016

Tudo E Jazz - Um Tributo Musical a Kander & Ebb (And the World Goes 'Round - the Songs of Kander & Ebb) debuts at Sao Paulo stage. The show, which brings together renowned names in the cast, is a tribute to the great musicals of the duo John Kander & Fred Ebb, successful Broadway composers, responsible for creating Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and the great musical hit 'New York, New York', immortalized in the voices of Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra. (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: RENT's KATIE LaMARK is 'Living The Dream'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 12, 2016

It becomes very clear, just moments into a phone conversation with actress Katie LaMark that she's tremendously charming, amazingly sharp and intuitive and, quite frankly, very intelligent and quick-witted. So it comes as absolutely no surprise that the young woman - a Boston native now on the road, playing the role of Maureen in the 20th Anniversary Production of Rent, which makes its way to Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center next week - considers herself to be 'living the dream' as she criss-crosses the United States, bringing Jonathan Larson's character to life in an acclaimed revival. (more...)

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