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Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Entertains at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 19, 2016

The latest production entertaining audiences at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York is the highly entertaining Tony-nominated musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Featuring the familiar and classic tunes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, the rock n' roll musical provides loads of entertainment with a 'whole lotta shakin' going on. (more...)

BWW TV: Groove to Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Finger Lakes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2016

The Tony nominated, rock n' roll megahit, Million Dollar Quartet, opens tonight, September 15, at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. The show runs until October 1 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. Based on the Dec. 4, 1956 recording session between Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, 'Million Dollar Quartet' features over 21 hits by the legendary artists. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 15 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that 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). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Opening Tonight at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Tony nominated, rock n' roll megahit, Million Dollar Quartet, opens tonight, September 15, at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. The show runs until October 1 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. Based on the Dec. 4, 1956 recording session between Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, 'Million Dollar Quartet' features over 21 hits by the legendary artists. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

San Diego Italian Film Festival Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The San Diego Italian Film Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year by doing what it does best-showcasing the best of new Italian film and culture and throwing a great party.  (more...)

PARADE, GHOST and More Slated for Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Inc. announced their 2017 lineup Saturday, August 27 at their annual Festival Fundraiser. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)


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Astoria Performing Arts Center Premieres EVENSONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) kicks off its 16th season with  the world premiere of Evensong written by Christina Quintana and directed by David Mendizabal. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place tonight, October 27 and tomorrow, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

New Musicals Series, The PiTCH, Opens Submissions at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, headquartered in Auburn, N.Y., will begin accepting submissions on Nov. 1, 2016 for new musicals in all stages of development to be considered for the 2017 season of The PiTCH. (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...)

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...)

CloakCoin - Trustless Anonymous Cryptocurrency Without Master Nodes and Fully Decentralized
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/14; 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards Nominations Now Open!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 14, 2016

**Bonus** Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards!  Click on your region below and nominate your favorites thru October 31st only! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival presents the regional premiere of 'Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical.' The show opened on October 5 and runs through October 19 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: The Regional Premiere of TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL at The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 10, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival has now opened its fourth premiere musical at Auburn's Merry-Go-Round Playhouse for the 2016 season with the regional premiere of TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL. The two-person musical is written Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman and was originally developed and premiered by The Human Race Theatre Company. (more...)

TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL to Premiere at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the regional premiere of 'Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical.' The show opened on October 5 and runs through October 19 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. (more...)

THE PROCESS Comes to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Ever been locked up for wanting to live in a peaceful land? What's it like to run for your life, to survive the ocean only to be treated like a criminal in a place you thought was safe? (more...)

Tim Rice, Finger Lakes Festival to Bring Excerpts of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY to Honolulu for Pearl Harbor Commemoration
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Multiple award-winning film and theatre lyricist Tim Rice is bringing excerpts of his latest musical, 'From Here to Eternity,' to Honolulu to participate in the commemoration events of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. (more...)

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Entertains at The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Nov 7, 2016

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J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 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...)

A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT to Retire with December Performance at First Unity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Friday, December 2nd at 8pm, A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT, the holiday musical program written and performed annually by St. Petersburg natives Becca McCoy and James Weaver, will have its final performance before being retired, hosted by First Unity Spiritual Campus in St. Petersburg. (more...)

Riverdale Rising Stars to Bring CAROUSEL to Riverdale YM-YWHA This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The 2016-2017 season of performing arts programs at the Riverdale YM-YWHA kicks off with a new production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical CAROUSEL.  (more...)

Photo Flash: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Begins Tonight at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival presents 'Smokey Joe's Café' from tonight, Nov. 2, through Nov. 19 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse to conclude the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sport for Jove Theatre Company Presents 2017 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Now in it's seventh successful year of offering the Sydney independent sector an exciting, accessible and powerful voice, Sport for Jove Theatre's 2017 season is our biggest, most international and most inclusive yet. (more...)

New Video Released of WEST SIDE STORY at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Bill Hanney's North Shore Music theatre recently opened its production of West Side Story. Once again, Roberto Araujo (Pepe u/s Bernardo) directs and choreographs this music video to Fleur East's 'Sax'. (more...)

Artistic Director Tamara Harvey Announces 2017 Spring Season At Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 spring season for the company. (more...)

Photo Flash: Riverdale Repertory Company and Riverdale Rising Stars Presents CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

To the tune of classic songs like "If I Loved You," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "June is Bustin' Out All Over," and many more, CAROUSEL transports audiences to turn of the century New England for a romantic tale that transcends heaven and earth.  A ne'er-do-well carnival barker falls in love with a naive girl as the Merry-Go-Round of life spins on and on through hope, tragedy, and ultimately, redemption. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway Returns in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Old Globe presents its 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Artistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his inaugural season. The new season opens with Hastie directing William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar bringing Shakespeare back to the Crucible; this will be followed in the Studio by the winner of the new annual RTST Director Award Scheme Kate Hewitt directing the regional premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes.   (more...)

New Musicals Series, The PiTCH, Opens Submissions at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, headquartered in Auburn, N.Y., will begin accepting submissions on Nov. 1, 2016 for new musicals in all stages of development to be considered for the 2017 season of The PiTCH. (more...)

Third Annual World Premiere Trick or Treat Starring Gordon Clapp to Play Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Trick or Treat, written by Jack Neary, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, January 18 - February 5. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults.  (more...)

Off-Broadway Solo Comedy APPLICATION PENDING Releases New Versions for Male Actor, Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The play was originally written to be performed by one woman playing over forty different roles. In partnership with Stage Rights, Edwards and Sandberg have released an additional version of the script for a male actor. (more...)

Apply to Finger Lakes' Thommie Walsh/MGR Playhouse Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced that it will begin accepting applications for the Thommie Walsh/Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Scholarship Program starting Feb. 1, 2017. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Announces New Musical Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Writer/composer Zack Zadek's DEATHLESS has been chosen for the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's 11th annual New Musical Award. Nominated by Jennifer Ashley Tepper of Feinstein's/54 Below, DEATHLESS follows the road trip of a grieving family who are asking questions about life and death in the modern age in the face of the development of a pill that can prevent natural death. Tepper describes DEATHLESS as 'an intimate, meaningful new musical driven by its original voice, moving score, and knowledge of the human heart.' Developed in part at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Goodspeed Musicals, Signature Theatre, and Merry Go Round Playhouse, DEATHLESS is slated for a developmental production at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre in June. (more...)

Free Concert of DEATHLESS to be Held at Weston Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

A free public concert of DEATHLESS will be held at the Weston Playhouse on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm. Weston Associate Artistic Director Michael Berresse will direct the concert reading.  (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

BWW Review: LA RONDE, The Bunker
by Gary Naylor - Feb 18, 2017

Max Gill's clever adaptation of this classic play brings it right up to date, into the world of Tinder and Grindr and fluid sexual identities. (more...)

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Reimagined Underneath an African Sky for Local Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artscape Theatre in association with The Maynardville Theatre Trust and The City of Cape Town will present an adaptation of the romantic Shakespearean comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT, at the Maynardville's Open Air Theatre in 2017. Starring David Johnson and Elizabeth Akudugu, this uniquely African-inspired version is directed by Geoffrey Hyland. (more...)

Cavalia Premieres ODYSSEO in Mississauga!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Following two very successful engagements in Toronto in 2012 and 2015, Odysseo by Cavalia returns to Ontario next summer with its debut run in Mississauga. The $30 million theatrical extravaganza that expands the definition of performance into an epic and soulful experience, will be presented under the White Big Top next to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga starting Wednesday, June 28, 2017, with matinee and evening shows scheduled through Sunday, July 16 2017. Tickets for Odysseo by Cavalia in Mississauga are now on sale at www.cavalia.net or by calling 1-866-999-8111. (more...)

Sport For Jove Theatre Company Presents Summer Season 8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Sport For Jove's Outdoor Summer Season is a study of power and provocation from the perspective of women in leadership. The traditionally male roles of Julius Caesar, Octavius Caesar, Cassius, Casca and many more played by a group of superb Australian female artists in a unique outdoor season. (more...)


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Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

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