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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.


Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's FREAKY FRIDAY
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 27, 2017

For this episode, we take a deep dive into the new Disney musical FREAKY FRIDAY , which was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressely for licensing to professional and then amateur theatres. Cast member Jason SweetTooth Williams moderates a chat--recorded backstage at La Jolla Playhouse--with the show's two stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. (more...)

Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Where do playwrights get their ideas? What does a producer do? How does the director choose his or her cast and collaborators? How do the performers stay fresh for eight performances a week? (more...)

COME FROM AWAY to Play Winnipeg in January 2018, Prior to Toronto 2018 Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Canadian-written new musical COME FROM AWAY, a sold-out smash hit in Toronto and newly opened to great reviews and sold-out houses on Broadway, is set to take Winnipeg by storm, filling in the much-anticipated Royal MTC Mainstage Slot Three for the 2017/18 season. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ONCE and More Set for the Paramount in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora's Paramount Theatre, home to more than 33,000 subscribers for its Broadway Musical Series, continues its growth as one of the nation's preeminent regional theater powerhouses with today's announcement of four must-see, blockbuster musicals slated for its 2017-18 season: Million Dollar Quartet, Elf: The Musical, Cabaret and Once. (more...)

Colorado Springs Realtor Lana Rodriguez Launches New, Dynamic Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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MusicalFare presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

This Tony® Award Winning musical is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash,Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.  Showcasing hit songs including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Hound Dog, and many more!  (more...)

FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical REMISSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Remission, a new musical about vulnerability and hope, announces presentations open to industry professionals on March 31st. The presentations will be directed by Portia Krieger, with books/music/lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting. (more...)

Broadway's Maxx Reed Named New Sushi Roxx Choreographer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Michael Jackson and Usher's former back up dancer, MaxxReed will put his dancing shoes on once again. The former star of the Broadway musical Spider-Man was just hired by SUSHI ROXX's owner Jason Apfelbaum to be the Midtown Manhattan restaurant's dance choreographer. (more...)

BWW TV: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Gang Gets Back Together at Paper Mill Playhouse- Go Inside Rehearsal!
by TV - On the Road - Mar 26, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony® Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Directed by Tony® Award nominee Hunter Foster and with music direction by James Barry, the 8-member ensemble will feature James Barry as Carl Perkins, Alex Boniello as Elvis Presley, Jason Loughlin as Sam Phillips, Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash, David Sonneborn as Fluke, Bligh Voth as Dyanne, Sam Weber as Brother Jay, and Nat Zegree as Jerry Lee Lewis.  (more...)

Broadway Show-Stoppers Fill the Intimate Independence Studio on 3 in JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3.   (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

RASHEEDA SPEAKING to Explore Contemporary Conflict in the Theatre Memphis Next Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Rasheeda Speaking, a shocking dark comedy opens at Theatre Memphis in the Next Stage April 7 and runs through April 23, 2017. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY's Bailey, Sanford, Ragland and Ray-Jones
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

We managed to corner Vickie and three of her actors - Drew Sanford, Tabby Ragland and Mandy Ray-Jones - and convince them to answer our famous Friday 5 (+1) questions, giving us some insight into why they do what they do (and how they do it), as well as to offer up some suggestions about why you should make certain you don't miss their show… (more...)

Confederation Center Announces Festival Casting: Introducing 'The King' and 'The Man In Black'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Confederation Centre has revealed three of the leads for this summer's mega-concert musical, Million Dollar Quartet. The Charlottetown Festival is introducing talented Centre newcomers, Greg Gale as Johnny Cash and Matthew Lawrence as Elvis Presley. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jimmy Buffett Takes a Break from Margaritaville to See COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

COME FROM AWAY opened earlier this month on Broadway, officially sharing the tale of a remarkable little town in Newfoundland with theatergoers. Jimmy Buffett - the inspiration for the new musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE - stopped by the show last night. Scroll down for photos of him with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Dylan's Candy Bar to Curate Wonderful Concoctions for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Famed chocolatier Willy Wonka, on behalf of producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions, announces that Dylan Lauren (via her candy empire Dylan's Candy Bar) will be the official curator of all promotional things digestible, edible and wonderfully tasty for the new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, March 24, 2017
by - Mar 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on today, March 24, 2017! (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Finds Full Company for La Jolla Playhouse Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the complete casting and public on-sale date for its world-premiere musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SIX STORIES TALL, Returning to Adventure Stage Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Drums and DJs. Monsters and mysteries. Victory. A legion of young heroes battles villains, saves the underdog, and once again makes dreams come true as Adventure Stage Chicago revives its electrifying 2012 production before embarking on its first-ever national tour. Influenced by comic books, video games, hip hop, urban mythology, and Latino folklore, this collection of vignettes celebrates youth as everyday heroes taking us on a thrilling, heartfelt journey. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 22, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony® Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.  (more...)

Citizen Cope to Bring Intimate, Acoustic Show to Mayo Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Citizen Cope comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 pm for a unique acoustic performance - an even more intimate side of one of today's most genuine songwriters. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Announces New Summer Camps at Hutchison School
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, announces three new Fantastical Summer Camps in residence at Hutchison School in East Memphis. (more...)

Broadway Smash-Hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Open at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will finish up its 24thseason with Million Dollar Quartet, the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Based on a true event, the production runs April 6th through 23rd, 2017 at the theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Chris Damiano, as both Director and Music Director is at the helm of this fast-paced Broadway musical that serves up all the hits we know and love. Million Dollar Quartet is graciously sponsored by The Malon D. Mimms Company and Synovus/The Bank of North Georgia and is a co-production with The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. (more...)

How Fat is Your City? The 2017 Fattest Cities in America Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

With March being National Nutrition Month and Americans collectively spending up to $315.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2017's Fattest Cities in America. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers in Montana
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2017

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March. (more...)

Paramount Television and Telefe to Develop Multi-Lingual Drama CAZADORES
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Paramount Television and Telefe, a recent acquisition of Viacom, announced today that they will team up to develop the one-hour, multi-lingual drama CAZADORES, created by journalist-turned-TV writer Jason George (“Narcos”). (more...)

Howard County Arts Council Announces Performers for CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Howard County Arts Council has announced the guest performers for the 20th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County gala. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers in Vermont
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

Season Finale & Premiere of OWN's Popular Series Deliver Strong Ratings
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

OWN's popular drama series delivered strong ratings last week with the season finale of Tyler Perry's “The Haves and the Have Nots” and the season two premiere of the Lionsgate TV megachurch drama “Greenleaf.” (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's tour embarked on its third year at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, nearly 58 years to day that Motown Records was founded. The music of Motown began bringing people together back in 1959, reaching men and women of different cultures, religion, ethnicity and ages, and has provided a message of hope and healing ever since. (more...)

On The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2017

After some 2,200 performances as the legendary Bob Crewe in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys, Jonathan Hadley is more than happy - maybe even contented - to update his resume with the words "journeyman actor," as he adds the role of Sy Spector in The Bodyguard to the list of roles for which he is justifiably well-known. (more...)

Jermaine Dupri presents SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, recording artist, and reality tv star Jermaine Dupri in association with Scream Nation and Live Nation, will see 20 cities in North America this summer with Jermaine Dupri Presents: SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour, announced today.  The tour begins May 25 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace, with stops in Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, Memphis, and many more.    (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead SOUND OF MUSIC at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will come to Memphis April 18-23, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of April. (more...)

Playscripts Launches Broadway Licensing with Sean Cercone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Playscripts Inc. names Sean Cercone President, and announces Broadway Licensing, a new stock and amateur licensing company dedicated to the global distribution of Broadway musicals. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart Revisits His Friends in Agrabah
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

James Monroe Iglehart, the iconic originator of The Genie in ALADDIN, recently stepped down from the role that earned him a Tony in 2014. The actor will soon be joining the Broadway cast of HAMILTON as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. It seems, however, that Iglehart was feeling a little nostalgic as he announced on Twitter that he's on stage this weekend as Genie. Time to get some last minute tickets! (more...)

Real Life Passenger of COME FROM AWAY Writes Book, Comments on Importance of Support for Refugees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Kevin Tuerff has the unique distinction of being among those who inspired the musical COME FROM AWAY. Now he has a book to launch, and he is spreading the word about the importance of taking care of refugees especially after experiencing it firsthand. (more...)

VIDEO: SOUSATZKA Company and Garth Drabinsky On His 'Comeback'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Check out a new CBC News segment on the comeback of theatrical producer Garth Drabinsky below as he gears up for the opening night of Sousatzka! (more...)

Saint Motel Announce First-Ever Virtual Reality LP, Premiere 'Sweet Talk'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Saint Motel has revealed its fourth 360° Interactive Virtualizer Video for “Sweet Talk” as part of YouTube's star-studded SXSW programming featuring hitmakers and innovators such as Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Migos, Lil Yachty and more. (more...)

NBC Announces WORLD OF DANCE Contestants
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

 NBC's new competition series “World of Dance” revealed today the 47 elite dance acts competing for a life-altering grand prize of $1 million and title of “Best in the World.” The 10-episode series will give dancers the platform to showcase their talents, led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars — Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright/Director Eureka Lewis and Musical Director Andre Chez Lewis - A Family of Talent Unity
by Marina Kamen - Mar 17, 2017

Marina Kamen aka MARINA first had the pleasure of meeting Playwright/Director Eureka Lewis and her son Musical Director/Musician/Composer, Andre Chez Lewis while at one of their plays called "What They' Remember!' (more...)

JERRY'S GIRLS to Open This Spring at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

BWW Review: The Barn's Southern-fried and bred SEEING STARS IN DIXIE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2017

Featuring a quintet of charming and engaging players, under the deft and focused direction of Everett Tarlton, Seeing Stars in Dixie (which winds up a month-long run at The Barn this coming Sunday, March 19) is the kind of laugh-out-loud funny that only comes from the heart, as it relates the story of a group of people in Natchez, Mississippi, circa 1956, who are caught up in all the hoopla and hullabaloo of a movie, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, being made right over yonder. It's based in fact: Taylor, Clift, Lee Marvin, Eva Marie Saint and all the accompanying Hollywood types came to Natchez to film Raintree County, a Southern gothic tale that transformed the sleepy, small town into a veritable beehive of Tinsel Town talk and celebrity hijinks. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Recording Out on CD Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Physical CDs of the world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, are now available wherever music is sold. Following its digital release on February 10, the studio cast recording continues to be available wherever digital music is sold and streamed. (more...)

Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Congas Into 2018 with New Block of Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Producers have announced a new block of tickets has gone on-sale, now through January 14, 2018, for ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY-winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSUMMER 17 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, recording artist, and reality tv star Jermaine Dupri in association with Scream Nation and Live Nation, will see 20 cities in North America this summer Jermaine Dupri Presents: SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour, announced today. (more...)

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