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The lights go dark and four giant screens light up with a blinking cinematic countdown...9, 8, 7, 6, 5...the sound of a helicopter approaching builds to deafening proportions as a garishly huge make-up mirror backstage at the seedy club/brothel Dreamland lights up with an unforgiving glare and the "Movie In Our Minds" begins to roll!



Miss Saigon at Near West Theatre is a high tech explosion of video, photography, lights, rigging and music together with a phenomenal teen cast of fierce energy and brazen commitment to the emotional journey of this show. This rock opera feels like Evita or Jesus Christ Superstar on steroids, You can feel the foreboding tragedy looming in fateful inevitability as Mariah Burks, in the role of Kim, gives the performance of a lifetime along with Xavier Reminick as the ratty, opportunistic Engineer and Mike Glaven as the American G.I. who wins her heart and breaks it in two.



This is a HOT show in a HOT theater. It's the Vietnam War, with all the deception, the misplaced patriotism, the idealism, the courage and the horror.....and its a MUSICAL! Sweat it out!!... it's more than worth it. The heat is ON in Saigon.


Pushcart Players to Bring A SEASON OF MIRACLES to Union County PAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents 'A Season of Miracles' at 11:00 am on Saturday December 3 at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway, NJ. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

Final Perks Boards Train at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Paul Hawkyard will have the onerous duty of making sure the last train leaves King's Cross Theatre on time. (more...)


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It's a Hard Knock Life! ANNIE Opens Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago celebrates tonight's opening performance of ANNIE at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a run through November 13, 2016. (more...)

ROCKNE Musical to Spotlight Notre Dame Football Coach with Reading at Northwestern's American Music Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the musical 'Rockne: There's Something in the Game' during a reading Nov. 19 on the Evanston campus. (more...)

Winners Announced for Atlanta's 2016 Suzi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. announced winners for the 2015-2016 Atlanta professional theatrical season last night, November 7, 2016, at the 12th annual awards ceremony held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Suzi Bass Awards Announces Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Atlanta professional theatre artists, producers and patrons will gather to celebrate the 2015-2016 season of plays and musicals at the 12th Annual Suzi Bass Awards on Monday, November 7, 2016, at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). (more...)

Broadway's Will Chase Confirms Return to NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Following his run as William Shakespeare in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN, Tony nominee Will Chase has confirmed that he will reprise his character Luke Wheeler for a guest spot on NASHVILLE. (more...)

Broadway Producer Jhett Tolentino Talks Road to Broadway, Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert in the Philippines
by Robert Encila - Nov 7, 2016

By sheer serendipity, Jhett Tolentino's scant introduction to the theater in his native province of Iloilo in the Philippines has led him to the industry's rarefied domain as a Broadway producer. (more...)

Suzi Bass Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

The Suzi Bass Awards revealed nominations for the 2015-2016 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, September 12, to patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party was generously hosted by the Alliance Theatre, at 6:30pm in The Circle Room, on the third floor, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents an enchanting musical romance for the holidays, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Based on the novel by Jean Webster, this tuneful yuletide treat from the director of Les Miserables, and the composer of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen's EMMA, tells the tale of a spirited orphan girl who is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heartwarming journey to independence, education, and romance during the suffragette-era in New England is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs. (more...)

Performing Arts Fort Worth is Proud to Present the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth is proud to present the U.S. national tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, at Bass Performance Hall January 17-22. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of ANNIE is a brand-new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Danielle Hope to Join Star-Studded Cast of DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

With less than one month to go until the opening of Birmingham's favourite pantomime, Qdos Entertainment and Birmingham Hippodrome are delighted to announce that West End actress and singer DANIELLE HOPE will join JOHN BARROWMAN, STEVE MCFADDEN, THE KRANKIES, JODIE PRENGER and MATT SLACK in this year's magical, festive production of Dick Whittington from Mon 19 Dec 2016 - Sun 29 Jan 2017.  (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse Presents THE SNOW QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present the return of The Snow Queen, based on the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, and adapted by Rachel Teagle. The show was originally directed by Brian Clowdus and is getting a 2016 restaging by Ryan Oliveti with choreography by Bubba Carr. The show opens on December 1 and runs to December 30, only. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards Update - Brooks Ashmanskas, Anthony Rodriguez Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells & Tom Macrae's New Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for the world premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae's new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. (more...)

One Night Only! Robert Lindsay, Giovanna Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the cast for its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol'. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE is Almost Here!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play December 13-18 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. (more...)

Harbor Lights' BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT Moved to March 18th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight has been Rescheduled for March 18th, one night only, at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater.  (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse Announces Rebellious Eighth Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), and having recently produced the most Suzi Bass Award-decorated show of the 2015- 16 season, Miss Saigon, is excited to announce Season 8: A Season of Rebellion. The season includes a spring production of Grease, by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; and in the summer, a new adaptation of Robin Hood, by Rachel Teagle; Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, and musical theatre favorite, Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. A reimagined Sleepy Hollow, adapted by Brian Clowdus, and perennial favorite, The Snow Queen, an adaptation by Rachel Teagle, will round out the calendar year. (more...)

ANNIE to Play San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play January 6 - 8, 2017 at The Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose (255 S. Almaden Blvd.). Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's George Washington, Nicholas Christopher, Visits Hamilton Grange!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Earlier today, #FindYourPark enthusiast Mikah Meyer met with Hamilton's newest George Washington Nicholas Christopher (Miss Saigon, Lazarus, Motown) for a private tour of Hamilton Grange National Memorial. During the afternoon, Mikah and Nicholas learned about the role of Hamilton Grange in the National Park Service - and some interesting tidbits about George Washington's connection to Alexander Hamilton's NYC homestead. Mikah is on his way to breaking two world records - becoming the youngest person to visit all 400+ National Park Service sites, and the only person to do it in one continuous trip.  (more...)

PRANCER Makes World Debut on The Rose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

When an injured reindeer appears in a young girl's backyard, it sets the stage for a story filled with heart and hope in the new stage adaptation of the film Prancer, making its world debut on The Rose stage. The show, which opens Friday, Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 18, 2016, will showcase breathtaking puppetry and a heartwarming story to bring light to the holiday season.  (more...)

Broadway to the Rescue Presents THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW to Benefit Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The largest cast of Broadway performers ever assembled in Los Angeles, with over 55 Broadway shows combined, will take the stage at the El Portal Theatre for Broadway to the Rescue's 3rd benefit concert for two spectacular nights on December 1 & 2, 2016 at 7PM. The Big Fat Christmas Show promises to be the must-attend event of the holiday season.  (more...)

BWW Previews: MISS SAIGON: 25th ANNIVERSARY In Cinemas For One Night Only Next Monday
by Claudio Erlichman - Nov 17, 2016

A filmed production of the musical Miss Saigon for its 25th anniversary, performed live at London's Prince Edward Theatre in London's West-End will have a one night only exhibition on November 21st, in Cinemark and Cinepolis' cinemas, including the 2hr 20minute production and a bonus 35 minute '25th Anniversary Gala' which included stars of the original cast, Johnathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman. (more...)

BWW Review: International Premiere of FUN HOME, Starring Lea Salonga, Eric Kunze
by Vince Vicentuan - Nov 16, 2016

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) Manila production of the 2015 Tony© Best Musical FUN HOME opens and unravels with no fanfare: a minimalist set, a meager ensemble of ten actors, musical numbers that do not play to spectacular choreography and exploding lights, and a venue so small the performers and spectators are actually within an awkward spitting distance. (more...)

Guest Artists Announced for SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS 2016 at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) invites you to celebrate the 'most wonderful time of the year' with family and friends at its Spirit of Christmas concerts on 23 December and on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Rehearsals of THE SECRET GARDEN Starring Tony Winner Daisy Eagan
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2016

25 years after the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story The Secret Garden, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle co-presents the timeless tale from November 15-December 31 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). The musical is directed by David Armstrong, Artistic Director at The 5th Avenue Theatre, with whom STC is co-producing the production.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

Local Kids, Broadway Stars to Take the Stage in Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan's tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs December 2 to December 17, 2016. (more...)

New Book Will Chronicle the Journey Behind 'GREAT COMET'; Includes All-New Recordings!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Follow the tail! NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812: THE JOURNEY OF A NEW MUSICAL TO BROADWAY, edited and compiled by Steven Suskin with script and annotations by Dave Malloy, will hit the shelves this month. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Guest Artist Line-Up - Tony Yazbeck, Caissie Levy and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced an exciting new guest artist line-up for its spring performances with The New York Pops and Music DirectorSteven Reineke. On Friday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, the orchestra and Maestro Reineke continue their Carnegie Hall season with Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of Kander and Ebb, a celebration of composer John Kander's 90th birthday and five-decade partnership with lyricist Fred Ebb. Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck joins previously announced Caissie Levy performing songs from the duo's biggest Broadway sensations including Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman,The Scottsboro Boys, and Chicago. Previously announced guest artist Joshua Henry is unable to appear in this concert due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Jose Llana on His KING AND I Tour and Why He Believes Hope Trumps Hate
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

When Jose Llana was 19, 'Something Wonderful' happened: The Filipino-American actor made his Broadway bow as Lun Tha, the mellow young lover, in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's 'The King and I.' Lou Diamond Phillips played the titanic and titular ruler of Siam in that 1996 Tony-winning revival. Now, two decades later, Llana has followed in Phillips' footsteps as the new King of Broadway, with his glorious voice and regal bearing. What's more, he is taking the 2015 Tony-winning revival across America. (more...)

LES MISERABLES To Premiere In The Middle East Tonight Featuring Australian Performers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Boublil & Schonberg's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will have its Middle East premiere at Dubai Opera, situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai on 15 November 2016. The much-loved and critically acclaimed show will open the city's first purpose-built performing arts theatre. (more...)

Ashley Park, Paolo Montalban & More to Star in Today's 'Prince Jen' Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Special invitational presentations of THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN, a new musical based on the novel by Lloyd Alexander, are set for today (Monday) and tomorrow at MTC Studio 1 (311 West 41 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Gears Up for A Return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Monday, November 14th at 8:30pm for its latest showcase of emerging musical theater writers, featuring performers from Broadway and beyond.  (more...)

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON 25th-Anniversary Performance Captured Live on Film
by Jude Buot - Nov 11, 2016

15 years after it closed on Broadway and after the box-office success of the recent West End revival, Miss Saigon is finally making a comeback early next year. Producer Cameron Mackintosh is bringing back this legendary musical to the Great White Way together with an exciting new cast led by Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer), Alistair Brammer (Chris), Rachelle Ann Go (Gigi), Devin Ilaw (Thuy), Katie Rose Clarke (Ellen), Nicholas Christopher (John), and Eva Noblezada (Kim). (more...)

Photo Coverage: MISS SAIGON 25th-Anniversary Performance in Cinemas Premieres in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 11, 2016

Prior to its limited release at select SM Cinemas across the Philippines this weekend, Miss Saigon 25th-anniversary performance in cinemas had a special advance screening at the Director's Club Cinema, S Maison-Mall of Asia last Wednesday, November 9. Miss Saigon Australia's original star Joanna Ampil and producer Cameron Mackintosh's representative in Manila Dong Alegre graced the occasion. (more...)

Virginia Rep Opens A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of A Christmas Story, The Musical, November 25th on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street, with a preview on Wednesday, November 23. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Honors Corky Lee, Cobi Narita and More at 40th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will celebrate the start of its 40th Milestone Season with a Benefit Dinner tonight, November 10th, at the Golden Unicorn (18 E. Broadway at Catherine Street) in Chinatown. (more...)

Off-Broadway's HIMSELF AND NORA Now Available for Licensing Through Stage Rights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Steele Spring Stage Rights, the theatrical licensing company that represents 'The Marvelous Wonderettes,' has acquired the performance rights to the acclaimed off-Broadway musical 'Himself and Nora,' with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. Prior to being acquired by Stage Rights, 'Himself and Nora' played off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. (more...)

The New York Pops Presents Make The Season Bright With Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway and Will & Anthony Nunziata
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On December 16 and 17, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will present an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS Opens with a Holiday Glow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

When families step into the Osher Studio in Berkeley for a performance of Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas The Musical by the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT), delicate giant snowflakes and glowing lighting will set the holiday mood.  (more...)

All Aboard for Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Signature Theatre reaffirms its mission to stage inventive new productions of classic musicals by tackling Maury Yeston's (Nine) and Peter Stone's (1776) Tony Award-winning musical about the heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey.  (more...)

The Circuit Playhouse Presents Junie B. in JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Junie B. Jones (world's funniest first grader) is SUPER excited about the upcoming holiday sing-along and gift exchange at her school. That is, of course, until she draws Bossy-Head May for Secret Santa! Junie B. thinks this might be the perfect way to teach Bossy-Head May a lesson, but will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere with her plans? Based on the best-selling books by Barbara Park. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards Update - Justin Williams, Liz Carrier in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2016

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Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Signature's 360-Degree Send-Off with 'Godspeed Titanic' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Signature Theatre's Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. Get ready for the show's big send-off with the company's rendition of 'Godspeed Titanic' below! (more...)

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