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A musical celebration that chronicles the birth of rock 'n' roll, Memphis follows a deejay who dared to play the music of black and white America together.

West End's THE BODYGUARD to Release Cast Recording Featuring Alexandra Burke
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Bodyguard - The Musical (World Premiere Cast Recording) will be released on November 18, 2016 from First Night Records/R.E.D., and features the outstanding vocals of Alexandra Burke, a previous star of the London cast production and winner of the fifth season of the British television series 'The X-Factor.' (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Editors in Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016 is currently seeking talented theater enthusiasts to help feature coverage in Memphis. (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Oct 26, 2016

Take a second mortgage on the dog, whatever you have to do, to get tickets to Million Dollar Quartet. (more...)

Ten-X's Latest U.S. Retail Market Outlook Shows Sector's Top 5 'Buy' and 'Sell' Markets
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Debbie Allen and Vivian Nixon
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 25, 2016

One of the neat things about writing a column for Broadway World is that you get a chance to interview some folks whose work you've been enjoying and admiring for many years. One of today's subjects first came on my radar way back in 1980 with the Broadway revival of West Side Story. Debbie Allen played Anita in that production and her Her performance deservedly garnered her a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award. A few years later she wowed me again playing the lead role in Sweet Charity, which resulted in yet another Tony Award nomination. (more...)

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson to Appear at the Orpheum Theatre February 13th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group is proud to announce that tickets are on sale now to see famed astrophysicist, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on Monday, February 13th at 7:00 PM at the historic Orpheum Theatre. The evening's lecture is entitled "An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies." (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/25/2016 - VIETGONE, LAZARUS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 25, 2016

Today's big news: VIETGONE opens this evening at Manhattan Theatre Club, and David Bowie & Enda Walsh's LAZARUS starts tonight in London! (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting, Creative Team for PARADE IN CONCERT Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

???????WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott Eckert. With Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a Book by Alfred Uhry, Parade will play a special one-night only performance on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of 'Over the River and Through the Woods', a hilarious and warm-hearted family fiasco by Joe DiPietro the Tony Award winning author of 'Memphis', 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change', and many more. (more...)

Broadway Vets Bring FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE to Times Square This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

This Halloween, Monday October 31st, 42 Seven Productions in conjunction with IndieFork, and W NY Times Square bring a new Halloween experience to life. FRIGHT NIGHT is a Halloween experience that will bring you thrilling Halloween tunes, some Rocky Horror classics, complete with a costume contest, and some trick or treat trivia, everything you need for a Broadway Halloween. Ben Cameron from the Broadway smash Wicked, and host of the long running hit 'Broadway Sessions,' will emcee the experience. The show will feature some of Broadway's best including Betsy Struxness (Hamilton), Colin Cunliffe (Pippin), Matt DeAngelis (Once), Eric LaJuan Summers (Motown), Chadae Nichol McAlister (Motown), David Larsen (The Book of Mormon), Mary Page Nance (Finding Neverland), Megan Lewis (If/Then), recording artist Molly Roth, and Nik Walker (Hamilton). FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE is not just a concert, Ben Cameron and Company bring you a truly interactive Halloween Experience. (more...)

Date Change Announced for Adam Pascal Concert at PRiMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

PRiMA Theatre is pleased to welcome guest artist Adam Pascal to Lancaster for a solo concert. Pascal is known as Broadway's most famous rock tenor, and the talent behind leading Broadway roles in Rent, Aida, Memphis, Cabaret, Chicago and Chess.  (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Season 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The 2017 Adelaide Festival Centre Season has all the perennial favourites and much-loved festivals, mixed in with a host of exciting new productions and events in what promises to be a great year of music, theatre, dance and exhibitions. (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...)

BWW Review: MTW Mounts a Pulsating MEMPHIS
by Don Grigware - Oct 24, 2016

Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical, Memphis is an eye-catching, heart-throbbing musical and fictionalized account of how the music business of the 50s actually changed, and as its lead DJ Huey Carmichael would say, it's 'fantastical'! Memphis is currently being revived by MTW in Long Beach for three weeks only through November 6, and the production is thrilling from top to bottom with a great book, great score, sensational direction and choreography and a truly fantastic cast of triple threat actors, singers and dancers. Memphis is one those rare shows that gives the audience a realistic picture of radio and the emergence of television as it took possession of the nation in the early 50s. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2016
by - Oct 23, 2016

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

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (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...)

AT&T Reports Third-Quarter Results
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016


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...)

Nominations Now Open for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards in 75 Regions Worldwide - 10 Days Left to Nominate!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards in a record-breaking number of 70 regions! (more...)

Killian Donnelly to Lead KINKY BOOTS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

After originating the role on the West End, Killian Donnelly is headed across the pond to lead the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as Charlie Price. First reported by journalist Baz Bamigboye, and confirmed by the actor via Twitter, Donnelly will take over from Aaron C. Finley on December 6th, and is expected to stay for a six-month run through late May. (more...)

The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre Presents PROXIMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood & Vine's classic theater reborn for a new era of performing arts, is proud to present PROXIMA, the new show by globally recognized, Japanese-based visual/dance ensemble enra. Experts in martial arts, ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics, contemporary dance, juggling and circus arts, enra defies conventions of space, time, gravity, and physics, through seamless synchronization of digital projection and physical movement. As part of a North American tour, The Montalban brings enra's new PROXIMA show to LA for three nights: Friday, October 21 and Saturday October 22 at 8:00pm and on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 5:00pm. Tickets cost $49.00. The Montalban is located at 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028. For tickets, call 323-461-6999 or visit To learn more about enra and their new production, please visit (more...)

Carol Burnett to Return to TV in New Comedy Series Co-Starring Amy Poehler
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Legendary comedian Carol Burnett will make her return to television in a multi-camera comedy in which she will star alongside Amy Poehler. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/21; HAMILTON in Chicago, BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, South Bend, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the opening of HAMILTON in Chicago, SWEENEY TODD in South Bend, and BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand, just to name a few. (more...)

The New School's College of Performing Arts Presents UNSILENT FILM NIGHT: SAFETY LAST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The New School's College of Performing Arts welcomes the public to the fourth edition of (Un)Silent Film Night, a performance series in which The College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra performs live music to classic silent films. Previous events in the series have drawn capacity crowds to the 400-seat Tishman Auditorium at The New School. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Heidi Blickenstaff Debuts Song from FREAKY FRIDAY in Latest Preview
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch a premiere musical number from the show, starring Broadway favorite Heidi Blickenstaff! (more...)

Country Legend Pam Tillis to Play the Halloran Centre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The On Stage at the Halloran Centre series welcomes country legend Pam Tillis for one night only on Thursday, November 10th at 7:30 PM. The multiple Country Music Association (CMA) and GRAMMY award-winning artist stops in Memphis, marking the third decade of her illustrious career. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Charlottetown Festival 2017 Will Be a Celebration of Rock, Laughter & Canada's 150th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced a dazzling lineup for next summer's Charlottetown Festival, presented by CIBC. (more...)

BWW Review: Can't Help Falling for ALL SHOOK UP
by Trevor Durham - Oct 19, 2016

Director Tom Ossowski gives a loving tribute to rock and roll. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Overstock Yard Sale to Be Held at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Theatre Memphis Is bringing back the Overstock Yard Sale on the TM campus at 630 Perkins Extended on October 22, 2016, from 7am - 1pm.  Items for sale represent years of stage performances and will focus on clothing including vintage costumes, shoes, hats, and other unique specialty children's items. The sale merchandise is being offered to make room in the theater's stock and storage rooms. (more...)

Nominations Now Open for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards in 75 Regions Worldwide!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 18, 2016

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards in a record-breaking number of 70 regions! (more...)

The Orpheum's Family Series to Continue with Eric Carle Stories Onstage in 'BROWN BEAR'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Orpheum's Family Series continues with Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories on Friday, November 11th at 6:30 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM and guests are encouraged to arrive early to create a unique show-themed craft. (more...)

Indie Rock Outfit, THE HEAD, Kick Off Fall Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Critically acclaimed Indie Rock outfit, THE HEAD, are gearing up to embark on the second leg of their lengthy Fall tour, which sees the group traveling throughout the East Coast the South. In 2015, the group booked and embarked on 75-date tour spanning the U.S., and outdid themselves again in 2016 with an impressive 103 shows. (more...)

BWW Interview: 10 Powerful Responses To The Question 'What is Art?'
by Andrew Burrill - Oct 18, 2016

It is the age-old question, what is Art? For many, seeking the answer to this question is a life long journey that's founded in the need for truth in one's life. Check out these answers from individuals on Broadway, in Hollywood, and on YouTube! (more...)

GoFundMe Reaches $3 Billion Raised on Its Platform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016


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...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Play Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet is coming to Birmingham this October.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton and More in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Postmodern Jukebox and More on Sale This Week at MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The following events go onsale Friday, October 21 at 9 am at Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets at Scroll down for details! (more...)

SundanceTV Greenlights True Crime Documentary Event Series 'MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND'
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

SundanceTV announced today that it has ordered a four-part true crime documentary event series MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND: IN COLD BLOOD REVISITED (WT), focused on the brutal murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959 (more...)

SOUND OF MUSIC Tour to Make Sacramento Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Sacramento premiere Oct. 26 - Nov. 6 at the Community Center Theater as part of a North American tour. For more information, please visit (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rockin' Through the Renaissance with New SOMETHING ROTTEN Star, Adam Pascal!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning Monday, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

Vote for Clinton Chicken or Donald Beef at Participating Red Hot & Blue Restaurants–Now Through November 8, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Participating Red Hot & Blue Restaurant locations are offering the chance to show support of your candidate before the Presidential election! Cast your vote now by ordering either the 'Clinton Chicken' sandwich or the 'Donald Beef' burger between October 11, 2016, and November 8, 2016. The sandwich that is ordered most frequently-before November 9, 2016-will be offered at a special price of $6.99 for the three days of celebration (or mourning) following Election Day. (more...)

Gabrielle Lamb/Pigeonwing Dance to Premiere New Work at Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) will host award-winning choreographer Gabrielle Lamb'sPigeonwing Dance in the premiere of an ensemble work that includes a new solo created for guest artist PeiJu Chien-Pott, a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. The program also includes Lamb's Tessellations (2016), performed by the Joffrey Ensemble. The one-night-only performance, presented in association with the CUNY Dance Initiative, will take place on Friday, November 18, at 7pm, at Mason Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. (more...)

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