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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - WEST END LIVE 2017 Returns to London This Weekend
by Roy Tan - Jun 22, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Stars Will Come Out for Broadhurst's 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Feinstein's/54 Below's BROADHURST AT 100!, a centennial celebration of the Broadhurst Theatre, on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Rice's BLONDEL at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

CPCC Summer Theatre to Perform MAMMA MIA! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

CPCC Summer Theatre is pleased to wrap up its 2017 season with the local premiere of ABBA's Tony Award winning musical "Mamma Mia!" on the Halton Theater stage. (more...)

River Stage Festival Returns to London's South Bank; Full Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Five free weekends of the best and brightest entertainment from some of the UK's leading arts and culture organisations will once again arrive at London's South Bank this summer; The Glory, HOME, Manchester, WOMAD, Rambert and the National Theatre each 'take over' the River Stage for a weekend throughout July and August. (more...)

Here We Go Again! Dominic Cooper Talks MAMMA MIA! Sequel
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

In a new interview with ETOnline, Dominic Cooper discusses the recently confirmed sequel to 2008's Mamma Mia! Subtitled 'Here We Go Again!', the movie hits theaters on July 20, 2018. (more...)

Scott Rudin, Ryan Murphy Among THR's '100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter has compiled its second annual list of 'The 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment.' Coming in at #92 was Broadway producer Scott Rudin. (more...)

Alan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse has announced the world premiere production of a new musical, 'Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story.' The musical will begin performances on September 12 and run through October 1, with an official opening night on September 16. (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

EVIL DEAD Returns to Appomattox Bigger and 'Bloodier' than Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Wolfbane Productions, a professional, outdoor theatre company, in association with Jamerson Building Supply and Williams Collision Center, is thrilled to announce the return of "Evil Dead: the Musical!" (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 20th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac in HAMLET, FULFILLMENT CENTER at MTC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Oscar Isaac stars in HAMLET, beginning tonight at The Public Theater, and MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER opens Off-Broadway! (more...)

Blockbuster Musical MAMMA MIA! Added to Aurora Theatre 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

???????Here we go again, Aurora Theatre fans! Bringing audiences the biggest title ever produced by the North Georgia arts leader, the Aurora Theatre team unveils plans to present Mamma Mia! as part of the 2017-2018 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series! Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is set to run from March 8 - April 22, 2018. (more...)

Review Roundup: Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL Opens on the West End
by Review Roundups - Jun 20, 2017

Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell - The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian. The show made its world premiere tonight at the London Coliseum and the critics are weighing in.  (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Announces Inaugural Ann L. Pride Award for Outstanding Intern
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Arkansas Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the inauguration of its Ann L. Pride Award program. Named in honor of Arkansas native and Rep supporter Ann L. Pride, the award will be presented to a deserving intern as he/she completes their year-long internship at The Rep. In addition to the recognition, the award includes a monetary gift of $1,000.  The inaugural award recipient is Christopher Ryan Tebo Hardin, sound intern for The Rep's 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Breaking: John Cariani, Katrina Lenk & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Producers announced today initial casting for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

The Secret City to Stage Gershwin Cabaret in Ira's Former Penthouse for Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Obie-Award winning performance group, The Secret City, announces their annual gala. This year's event will be a Gershwin Cabaret held in the penthouse that formerly belonged to Ira Gershwin, next door to the Penthouse lived in by his brother, George. The Gershwin's shared musical output from the early 20th century shaped the course of American popular music and much of their most celebrated work was created in these apartments. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¾ at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Lionel Richie & More Set for Foxwoods Resort Casino July Entertainment Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The temperatures are rising and Foxwoods Resort Casino is relishing in the summertime fun. The Northeast's premier resort destination is bringing the hottest acts in entertainment all-season long. Don't miss Tony, GRAMMY, and EMMY Award-winning performers, renowned circus troupes and comedians who are ready to dazzle audiences at the unparalleled Grand and Fox Theaters. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sara Poyzer, New West End Donna, Talks MAMMA MIA!
by Marianka Swain - Jun 19, 2017

Sara Poyzer, whose previous work includes Billy Elliot, has been starring as Donna Sheridan on the Mamma Mia! tour and now takes the role in the West End production at the Novello Theatre. (more...)

Meghan Murphy Brings THE BIG RED SHOW to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Meghan Murphy in The BIG RED Show on July 19th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Full Casting Announced for CHINESE WHISPERS at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Full casting is announced today for Ian Lindsay and Jeremy Cantwell's Chinese Whispers, which receives its world premiere at Greenwich Theatre from Thursday 13th to Sunday 23rd July 2017, with a press night on Friday 14th July. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

ALADDIN's Courtney Reed to Make Solo Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Courtney Reed, current and original star of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway and veteran of In The Heights and Mamma Mia!, is set to make her solo cabaret debut this Sunday evening at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

Il profumo di Musical e' nell'aria di Padova
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Nei mesi di Giugno e Luglio 2017 prende il via la rassegna teatrale curata dalla Dreaming Academy, Accademia di Musical e Spettacolo di Padova che opera nell'ambito della formazione artistica da ormai piu' di cinque anni. Gli spettacoli proposti saranno portati in scena dagli allievi del triennio accademico professionale e dei corsi collaterali della Dreaming. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! UK Tour Comes to Marlowe Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The first UK tour of the musical Mamma Mia! comes to Canterbury next month (July). (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Graham Russell's New Rock Musical A WALL APART at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. Tickets are now on sale at or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Joan Beber's New Play with Music DEAR JANE Heads Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

This July, playwright Joan Beber, will premiere her newest play DEAR JANE beginning July 18 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 W 42 Street) and will open on July 26 and run through August 26, 2017.  DEAR JANE will be directed by Katrin Hilbe with choreography by Wendy Seyb. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Celebrates the Music of the 60s Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Audiences from across Coventry and Warwickshire are invited to experience a night of live music this July, as the Belgrade Theatre presents a line-up of fantastic tribute artists. Featuring the sounds of Simon and Garfunkel, Frankie Valli, Bob Marley, Elton John and ABBA, this July sees a celebration of music from the 60s to the present day. (more...)

Broadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will perform on 'Good Morning America' on Tuesday, June 20 in the 8:30am half hour. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

BWW Review: Shrewd Productions' THE REVOLUTIONISTS - Where the Women Reign
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 15, 2017

If every Reign of Terror turned out like this one, I suspect we'd revolt more often. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

For its 38th Summer Season in 2018, Moonlight Stage Productions will produce four shows that are new to its stage at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Rocky Mountain Rep Seizes the Day with Disney's NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Join Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre as they take you back to the turn of the century with Disney's Newsies.  Opening Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th at 8:00pm,  Newsies is a rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies'.  (more...)

MAMMA MIA! It's the Last Chance for KC to See ABBA's Smash-Hit Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After 15 unforgettable years of entertaining audiences across North America, the national tour of Mamma Mia! says farewell to the road next month. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! returns to Starlight Theatre for one weekend only - Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

GRUMPY OLD MEN The Musical To Receive Industry Reading in NYC
by Peter Danish - Jun 14, 2017

GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL a stage adaptation of the classic 1993 Warner Bros. motion picture comedy, 'Grumpy Old Men,' will be presented this Thursday, June 15th @ 11am & 3pm in New York City. Attendance is by invitation only. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces ASL Performance Date for MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Mamma Mia!, now on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse, will be offered to the deaf community with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters during the Tuesday, June 27, 8PM regularly scheduled performance. This hilarious musical comedy is receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike for its spectacular dance numbers, colorful costumes and touching story. Assistive Listening Devices are always available at the Ogunquit Playhouse so patrons in need can enjoy each show. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Presents Regional Premiere of STRUCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Be one of the first to see award-winning playwright Sandy Rustin's new play, Struck, when it comes to the Kennedy Theatre on June 21st -  July 2nd  at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The world premiere was received with critical acclaim and you won't want to miss this  regional debut in the intimate setting of the Kennedy Theatre, (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 14, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 14, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Online Petition Calls For Chicago Theatres Not To Invite Sun-Times Critic Hedy Weiss
by Misha Davenport - Jun 14, 2017

The reviews are in and some in the theater community are non-too-pleased with Chicago Sun-Times theater and dance critic Hedy Weiss. (more...)

Hit UCB LA Show ASIAN AF to Make New York Debut at UCB East
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

ASIAN AF, the hit sellout Los Angeles comedy show, is making its New York debut on June 27 at UCB East, and will feature comedians Kevin Yee (Mary Poppins OBC, tours of Wicked and Mamma Mia) and Aparna Nancherla (Conan, Late Night With Seth Meyers). (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones Responds to Online Petition Against Critic Hedy Weiss
by Misha Davenport - Jun 14, 2017

Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones responded to BroadwayWorld's request for comment on the story. The statement echoes similar remarks Jones posted to his Facebook page. Here's what Jones had to say via email. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dustin Harris Smith of MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour
by Justin Cole Adams - Jun 13, 2017

Atlanta native Dustin Harris Smith fulfills dreams of performing at the Fox Theatre during the Mamma Mia! farewell tour. (more...)

Strauss Square Announces 2017 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today the 2017 Strauss Square fall season including Herbie Hancock. The 2017 lineup will feature a diverse schedule of world-renowned musicians, storytellers and songwriters. The season will kick-off with the most amazing and authentic tribute band ABBA The Concert - A Tribute to ABBA on August 19, 2017. All shows will take place at Annette Strauss Square in the downtown Dallas Arts District. Additional shows to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Broadway Under the Stars Hosts FANTASTCAL FAMILY NIGHT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Transcendence Theatre Company's popular Broadway Under the Stars show series will present "Fantastical Family Night" for two nights only July 14 and 15 in the 150-year old open-air Winery Ruins at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen. This is a fun family outing that begins with pre-show picnics and activities including face painting and pony rides at 5 pm, prior to the 7:30 pm show. (more...)

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