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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.

Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

More than 60 million people in 40 countries on six different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia!, the iconic musical about love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it right, all set to the music of ABBA, one of the most popular bands in the world.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 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...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Welcome Original Broadway Stars on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder announced today that three members from the original Broadway Production - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - will join the cast of the First National Tour. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: See OCTOBER SKY's Kyle Selig and Company Preview Tunes in Rehearsal at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run September 10 - October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. Below, watch Kyle Selig and the cast of OCTOBER SKY perform the songs 'Look to the Stars' and 'Big Creek Missile Agency' in rehearsal at The Old Globe! (more...)

Broadway Pros Return to the Woods for Second Season of BINGHAM CAMP THEATRE RETREAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The innovative program dubbed by Seth Rudetsky as "theater camp for Broadway professionals," returns to the tiny bedroom community of Salem, CT for its sophomore retreat next week.  Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR), a resident theater program aimed at developing new works is set to take place September 14 - 25 at the Bingham Camp.   (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Sets Closing Date After 11 Years; DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas Will Be Final 'Frankie Valli'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys announced today that the Broadway production will end its record-breaking, 11-year run on Sunday, January 15, 2017 after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd St, NYC). (more...)

Mica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, has announced that platinum selling singer, Mica Paris, will star as 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Sunderland Empire from 28 November to 3 December 2016 and Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre for the Christmas season, from 12 December to 31 December 2016. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh is Holding Open Auditions for MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh is holding open auditions for East and Southeast Asian performers for the upcoming international tour of Miss Saigon.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Krista Manfredi - 'Live Chat' with Seth Sklar-Heyn
by Guest Blogger: Krista Manfredi - Sep 24, 2016

The Athens Theatre company had an amazing experience yesterday. Thank you to Susan Lee, we had a "Live Chat" in the theatre with the Executive Producer and associate Director of the new Miss Saigon coming to Broadway March 1, 2017.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Whitney Bashor Performs 'Stand Fast' from HIMSELF AND NORA Album, Out Today!
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - from iTunes and other digital formats today, Friday, September 23. Physical copies will be available online and in stores Friday, October 7. The new musical features book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. Watch a new video of the show's leading lady Whitney Bashor performing the song 'Stand Fast' below! (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos to Host Broadway Artists Connection's Next 'Open Mic & Mingle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by eight time Broadway Veteran & comedian J. Elaine Marcos on Monday, October 10th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (more...)

Broadway Production of ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, Coming to Theaters Nationwide This December!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Straight from Broadway, and inspired by the true-life experiences of George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”), Allegiance tells the moving story of one family, much like Takei's, whose life is upended by the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. “George Takei's Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen” comes to movie theaters nationwide for one night on Tuesday, December 13 (more...)

BWW Review: Walnut's SOUTH PACIFIC is Simply Stunning!
by Pati Buehler - Sep 21, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre welcomes back several Philly and Broadway talents for their glorious season opener. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

John Barrowman Hosts and More Tickets Released for DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

John Barrowman has been confirmed as the performing emcee for the European premiere of Disney's Broadway Hits at the Royal Albert Hall next month, as a small number of extra tickets are released for this hugely popular show. (more...)

Sneak Peek: MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Performance, In Cinemas 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the legendary musical Miss Saigon plus an epic finale featuring special appearances from original cast members Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman when it comes to select cinemas on September 22 only. (more...)

Tori Bates Cast as First Bi-Racial Actress in ANNIE; Full National Tour Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

After touring the production to over 100 cities across the nation and recently overseas to Jakarta and Singapore, Troika Entertainment LLC is pleased to announce the casting for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Joins ABC's 'Time After Time' as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Will Chase, currently appearing on Broadway as William Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN, has joined the cast of ABC's new midseason drama TIME AFTER TIME as a series regular. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Debut at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE ENSEMBLIST's Mo Brady Pens Open Letter Following Cameron Mackintosh's Memo to Understudies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Navigating social media use by performers is new territory for the live entertainment world, but rules and regulations are starting crop up for the theatre crowd. (more...)

See MISS SAIGON In Select Cinemas Nationwide on Thursday, 9/22
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 19, 2016

Fathom Events, Universal Pictures and Picturehouse Entertainment bring Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical, Miss Saigon: The 25th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE, to select cinemas nationwide for an extraordinary one-night event on Thursday, September 22. (more...)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Comes to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017.  Tickets are on sale from 12.00noon today, Friday 16 September 2016.  The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016.  In the West End, the producers have made a commitment to there being no 'premium-rated' seats, no booking fees and reduced price previews.  (more...)

Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Perform on 'America's Got Talent'
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On last night's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, New York crooner Sal Valentinetti joined the cast of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS for a performance of 'Oh What a Night.' (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...)

BWW Preview: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Platte Valley Players
by Chris Arneson - Sep 15, 2016

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Rufus Bonds, Jr. Replaces Norm Lewis in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. will be tilting at windmills on The 5th Avenue Theatre stage when he takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. (more...)

Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley Will Join JERSEY BOYS Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boysannounced today that Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley will join the Broadway cast in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively) beginning Tuesday, September 20th. Richard H. Blake and Quinn VanAntwerp will play their final performances this Sunday, September 18th. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Clamps Down on Understudies Tweeting Appearance Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Navigating social media use by performers is new territory for the live entertainment world, but rules and regulations are starting crop up for the theatre crowd. (more...)

Cast Will Sing, Dance AND Play the Music for Bay Area Children's Theatre Production of Seussical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Cat in the Hat accompanying himself on the piano? Yes, and the accordion, harmonica, melodica and ukulele as well. That's what families will see when the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) presents Seussical, TYA, a streamlined, kid-friendly version of the exuberant Broadway musical that brings to life everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude Mc Fuzz, Mayzie LaBird and other inhabitants of the captivating worlds imagined by the late, great American writer and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.  (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

2016 Suzi Bass Award Nominees Announced; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 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...)

The Circuit Presents SISTERS OF SWING: THE STORY OF THE ANDREWS SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Andrews Sisters are coming to The Circuit Playhouse! Sisters of Swing brings to the stage the story of LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty Andrews, better known to the world as one of the first best-selling "girl groups," The Andrews Sisters. From their meteoric rise to the top to their bittersweet demise, Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters explores the fascinating lives of these American icons all set to the music of some of their biggest hits like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree." (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 208th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning romantic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Directed by Charles Abbott, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 6th, opens on September 14th and runs through October 23rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: MISS SAIGON at Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

PinnWorth Productions presents this classic love story, brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The United Solo Festival Presents A JEWISH JOKE
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2016

United Solo Festival will present writer/performerPhil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Laurence Connor Signs with Paradigm Talent Agency
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Just announced, acclaimed director Laurence Connor has signed with Paradigm Talent Agency for agency representation. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for New Broadway Production of Legendary Musical MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Tickets go on sale today at 10 AM for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon, which begins performances Wednesday, March 1 at The Broadway Theatre (more...)

MISS SAIGON on Broadway Released Tickets for Sale - Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Tickets go on sale today at 10 AM for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon, which begins performances Wednesday, March 1 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Directed by Laurence Connor (Les Miserables, School of Rock), the Broadway return of Miss Saigon will feature its American stars, Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer and 20-year-old Eva Noblezada as Kim, who created these roles in the West End to great acclaim.  Opening night for Miss Saigon will be Thursday, March 23.  Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 14, 2018 before launching a North American tour later in the year.  Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks.  Tickets are available at saigonbroadway.com, the musical's comprehensive new website launching today, and at telecharge.com, or by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 447-7400 and at the Broadway Theatre box office (beginning at 10 AM). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/12/2016 - Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 12, 2016

Stars gather for this evening's 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' foster kids benefit, MARIE AND ROSETTA opens Off-Broadway, and Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry star in a benefit performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS! (more...)

CHICAGO to Bring the Cell Block to Marlowe Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: Chicago comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

Christine Jimenez to Present Art Exhibition at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

A watercolour collection of caricatures by Christine Jimenez. This exhibition features the actors from The Entertainer, Funny Girl, Doctor Faustus, The Spoils, A View From The Bridge, Hamlet, Made In Dagenham, The Ruling Class, Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon, Urinetown, Guys and Dolls, Aladdin, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables.?? (more...)

Tune in Alert: Norm Lewis to Sing National Anthem at US Open at 4pm on ESPN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Today at 4pm on ESPN, Norm Lewis will perform the 'Star Spangled-Banner' ahead of the US Open men's final. He also will be joined by the United States Marine Corps for the traditional unfurling of the court-sized flag during the performance. Broadway is all over the sports world this weekend, with a performance yesterday by Renee Elise Goldsberry, and also today by Kristin Chenoweth on Sunday Night Football. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Sings National Anthem at US Open!
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2016

Today Norm Lewis, joined by the US Marine Corps performed the 'Star Spangled-Banner' ahead of the US Open men's final and we've got the video!.  (more...)

MATILDA Alums Jennifer Blood & John Sanders Will Rejoin Broadway Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Two alumni of Matilda's Broadway company and national tour will join the Broadway company this month. (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that tickets for the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, will go on sale exclusively for MasterCard Cardholders beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10am EST through Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)

Flash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/23/2016 - 8/30/2016
by - Aug 30, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/23/2016 - 8/30/2016. (more...)

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