Mary Poppins on Tour


Blue Star Award Winners Announced at Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

For the 15th consecutive year, Starlight Theatre has publicly applauded the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students. Last night's 2017 Blue Star Awards Ceremony gave hundreds of area teens an opportunity to perform musical numbers on Starlight's Cohen Community Stage while their teachers, peers, parents and others cheered them from the seats. Many of the students took home Blue Star Awards in recognition of their high school theatrical accomplishments. (more...)

Thomas Williams, Holland Vavra to Lead All-Houston Cast in PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) introduces the fully Houston-based cast and creative team for the upcoming production of PIPPIN.   (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 26th, 2017 - MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Paper Mill Playhouse's star-studded Mary Poppins opens on Sunday! (more...)

Savion Glover to Take the Stage at NJTV Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, will host its fourth major benefit event at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ on Friday, June 9 at 6:30pm. (more...)


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VIDEO: Get A First Look At MARY POPPINS At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's Mary Poppins! Check out the video below! Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics byGeorge Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 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...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

WICKED Announces New London Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda),Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Jack Lansbury (Boq) and Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) will head the new London cast from Monday 24 July 2017, joining current cast members Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).  (more...)

Julie Andrews Expresses Support for LGBTQ Community: I Have 'Always' Been An Ally
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

In a new interview with The Advocate this week, legendary star of stage and screen, Julie Andrews, shares her support for the LGBTQ community and says her long career in film and theater was responsible for exposing her to diversity from a very young age. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir to Perform PAPER MILL SINGS Concert at NJ's Hamilton Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is thrilled to announce a special performance on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8:00pm featuring the 2017 Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir in their fully-staged concert event 'Paper Mill Sings' at the Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamiton Street in Rahway, NJ. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir to Perform PAPER MILL SINGS at Hamilton Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is thrilled to announce a special performance on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8:00pm featuring the 2017 Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir in their fully-staged concert event 'Paper Mill Sings' at the Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamiton Street in Rahway, NJ. This song and dance extravaganza will feature production numbers from popular Broadway shows including Newsies, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, The Wiz, A Bronx Tale, Disney's High School Musical, Annie, Sister Act, and more. The program will also feature pop favorites from Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, ABBA and Pentatonix. This is the second year of Paper Mill Playhouse's featuring its newest ensemble Voices of Paper Mill, which will be performing 'extreme acapella' in the style of the recent 'Pitch Perfect' films. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 24th, 2017 - CONCERT FOR AMERICA Hits the West Coast and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Chita Rivera, Rachel Bloom, Wayne Brady and more take part in 'CONCERT FOR AMERICA' on the West Coast! (more...)

BWW Interview: Elena Shaddow Takes Flight in Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS!
by Caryn Robbins - May 24, 2017

Broadway veteran Elena Shaddow takes on the title role in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical, Mary Poppins. Today, Ms. Shaddow speaks exclusively with BWW about stepping into the iconic shoes of everyone's favorite nanny! (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's MARY POPPINS Flies Into Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Jessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musicalBeauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2017

Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. Directed by Broadway veteran Don Stephenson, with choreography by Melissa Zaremba, and music direction, arrangements and orchestrations by Benjamin Rauhala, performances are set to begin Thursday, June 1, 2017 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 15, 2017. Ryan Conway serves as Executive Producer. (more...)

Erik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Erik Ehn's Quiet House directed by Glory Kadigan premieres June 23 at the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (The Festivity runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC). (more...)


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Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Season Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off their 2017 Broadway Under the Stars season on June 16 with Another Openin' Another Show! celebrating the inspiring, memorable music and dance moments from Broadway and beyond. (more...)

Flash Sale: 26% Off Tickets For Hit Musical HALF A SIXPENCE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

HALF A SIXPENCE, the hit musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel, is currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre in London's West End. It stars Charlie Stemp as 'Arthur Kipps' and Devon-Elise Johnson as 'Ann Pornick' - alongside three times Olivier-nominated actor Ian Bartholomew as 'Chitterlow' and three times Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams as 'Helen Walsingham'. Book tickets here from just £25 (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Brisbane Season Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Get in quick as tickets go on sale today for the Brisbane season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!    (more...)

BWW Interview: Clarke Peters, Creator of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Talks About the Production at ERT, Louis Jordan and Whether LA Will Ever Become A "Theatre City"
by Ilana Lifshitz - May 22, 2017

Actor/singer/writer/director Clarke Peters first debuted FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE in the United Kingdom in 1990. Two years later it premiered on Broadway and ran for 445 performances. Over the last several years, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE has been produced across the United States and the United Kingdom. On May 19, a refreshed version of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE premiered at the Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. I caught up with Peters to talk about the production, Louis Jordan and whether LA will ever become a "theatre city." (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fox Theatre today announces its 2017 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival schedule featuring family-friendly titles sure to entice both kids and those who are kids at heart. Guests will be singing a tune with sing-a-long versions of Walt Disney's animated gem "Beauty and the Beast," as well as the Julie Andrews' timeless classic "Mary Poppins." Additionally, wizards and muggles alike will be mesmerized as all eight "Harry Potter" films will be showing at the Fox Theatre with triple- and double-headers throughout August. Fan favorite Saturday AM Cartoons will be returning, and in celebration of its 75th anniversary, "Casablanca" will have fans "playing it again" with Rick and Sam. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Celebrates 100th Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - celebrated its 100th performance on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. To celebrate this landmark, the show harnessed the power of community to benefit Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. For the 100th performance, The View UpStairs will donated 30% of proceeds from all full-priced ticket sales to Point Foundation.  (more...)

Photo Flash: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Shows Off Some Fan Art, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY receives some look-alike fan art, and it's a dog's life backstage at THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA where today's guest star is the adoptable Jeb. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - FALSETTOS' Christian Borle
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Falsettos- Christian Borle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Denis Jones on Tony Nomination and MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Bob Rizzo - May 19, 2017

Tony-nominee Denis Jones talks HOLIDAY INN, his journey as a choreographer, and Mary Poppins at Papermill Playhouse (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Starring Obba Babatundé
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director, Wren T. Brown) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.' (more...)

The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winnerChristopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lend His Voice to DUCKTALES Reboot at Disney XD
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony Award winner and HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will lend his voice to the recently announced DUCKTALES reboot heading to Disney XD. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 19th, 2017 - Drama League Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The 2017 Drama League Awards will be held today, and THE WHIRLIGIG, featuring Zosia Mamet, Waterwell's dual-language HAMLET, and Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL all open Off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Christopher Jackson, Tituss Burgess, Julia Murney and More Sing Broadway Lullabies on New Album
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This June, Broadway babies Vasthy Mompoint (Rocky; The Spongebob Musical) and Jen Malenke (Into The Woods; Disney's High School Musical), the founders and creators of the much-needed industry service Broadway Babysitters, will release an album of children's lullabies entitled 'Broadway Lullabies.' (more...)

MARY POPPINS Flys Into the Carpenter Performing Arts Center 7/7-23
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's production features the delectable Sherman Brothers score, including 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Jolly Holiday,' 'Let's Go Fly a Kite,' 'Step in Time,' and 'Chim Chim Cher-ee," as well as new musical additions, by the Olivier winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.   Tickets are now on sale at www. Musical.org, at the MTW Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 18th, 2017 - END OF LONGING, New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING begins at MCC Theater, while the New York Drama Critics' Circle honors OSLO and THE BAND'S VISIT tonight! (more...)

BWW TV: Step in Time with the Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's MARY POPPINS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, will present the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Announces Cast/Creative of EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Angelwalk Theatre has just announced the cast/creative for EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Finds a Practically Perfect Nanny in MARY POPPINS!
by Jennifer Broski - May 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, will present the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir to Perform Tunes from NEWSIES, A BRONX TALE and More in Morristown
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

ThePaper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir brings their fully-staged concert show "Paper Mill Sings" to the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre on Sunday, May 21, at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: KAYLA BAILEY ("INTO THE WOODS") at Thousand Oaks High School
by Cary Ginell - May 17, 2017

Any time a high school theater department takes on a Stephen Sondheim musical, the intensity level cranks up a notch. So when drama teacher Joseph Donia took on Into the Woods, which the school last did in 2008, he needed some extra expertise behind the scenes to deal with Sondheim's uniquely difficult vocal score. Enter Kayla Bailey, a graduate of Oaks Christian High School (2007), Cal Lutheran University (2011), and a former Miss Ventura County (2012), who has been seen locally mainly as a performer. Donia chose Bailey to be his vocal director despite Bailey never having served in that capacity before. But when, as the saying goes, opportunity knocks, you go for it, and Bailey, who has a uniquely positive spin on life, leaped in feet first and has been having the time of her life. We spoke with Kayla in between performances about this unique experience, one which has already had a major effect on her career outlook going forward. (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 17, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

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