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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.


Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Broadway Stars Power Spring 2017 Special Events at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

This spring, Goodman Theatre hosts two Tony Award winning special guests for its annual spring fundraisers, which support the theater's Education and Engagement programs.  (more...)

Rachelle Ann Go, Ben Forster and More Raise Money for Charity with Recording of IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Some of the biggest stars on the West End have rerecorded Jacques Brel's "If We Only Have Love" in aid of Childline as the service celebrates its 30th anniversary. (more...)

Actors Co-op Present the Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes On DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Meet some of the cast of Death Takes A Holiday and see what they've been getting up to in rehearsal. (more...)

AUDIO: Ramin Karimloo Talks Broadgrass and UK Tour on BBC Radio 2
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2017

In preparation for his UK tour, Ramin Karimloo stops by BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon to discuss the start of Broadgrass, his career, and even his marriage. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE Returns to U.S. Cinemas For One More Day!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

After an unprecedented cinematic premiere resulting in the highest-grossing one-night Broadway musical event to date for Fathom Events, George Takei's ("Star Trek," "Heroes") Broadway musical Allegiance returns to cinemas nationwide for an encore on Sunday, February 19 at 12:55 p.m. local time. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams Signs on for LOVE! I HEAR! on Valentine's Day at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Lee Roy Reams, star of 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, and countless others, will star in Love! I Hear!: Broadway's Love Letter To Valentine's Day, on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017  (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show is directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider, who produced last year's critically acclaimed Valentine's Day show, I Do! I Do! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Winners Announced - Brooks Ashmanskas, THE PROM and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Atlanta winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Abandons Boublil & Schonberg's Revised MARTIN GUERRE
by Jessica Khan - Jan 4, 2017

As reported back in 2015, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg were busy reworking their musical MARTIN GUERRE for a West End return, backed by Cameron Mackintosh. (more...)

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Georgia Ensemble Theatre to Premiere Atlanta Playwright Topher Payne's New Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, continues its string of successful comedies from Atlanta playwright Topher Payne with the premiere of Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance Is Required. The production runs January 5th through 22nd, 2017 at the theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Veteran Atlanta director and actor Shannon Eubanks will be reunited with playwright Payne to once again direct his latest comedy. Sponsorship for this production is graciously provided by the Robert W. Hagan Family Foundation. (more...)

Audra McDonald Returns to the West End for 4 Nights!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Record-breaking 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is to return to London's West End in April for four concerts at Leicester Square Theatre, where she completely sold out her shows last year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FULL MONTY Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 22, 2017

THE FULL MONTY played a full-hearted opening last night. Check out the photos below! This 10-time Tony Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz... not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. (more...)

Stars Of HAMILTON, MISS SAIGON, And A BRONX TALE Will Honor RENT In Valentine's Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On February 12th, Broadway, National Tour, and Off-Broadway alumni of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical RENT will present Seasons of Love, a special Valentine's Day tribute to the hit musical at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Disney, Valentines, Villains and More Set for February at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

This February, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrates the winter season's most anticipated evenings with special celebrations that will delight lovers (and their foes), thrill film aficionados, and provide an alternative for those looking to escape Super Bowl Sunday. (more...)

Carrie Manolakos Signs on for BROADWAY AT W's 'Inauguration Love-in'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Singer-songwriter and actress, Carrie Manolakos, will be the surprise special guest singer for the previously announced 'Aftermath: A Rock and Roll Inauguration Love-In' concert featuring Hamilton's Nik Walker and Friends. (more...)

Lauren Worsham, Katrina Lenk and More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 6th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 19th, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan, New York. (more...)

AMOR X AMOR: San Valentín a ritmo de musicales
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 19, 2017

El proximo 14 de febrero mas de 30 artistas se uniran sobre el escenario del Teatre Victoria en un concierto de duetos de musicales dirigido por Alicia Serrat con direccion musical de Xavier Torras (more...)

BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET Exclusively at Jeanne Rimsky Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

It's an all-new event created exclusively for the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Producer Stephen DeAngelis brings five of Broadway's finest vocalists to recreate their signature musical moments from their long-running roles in the Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals you know and love. They'll also share backstage stories and take questions from the audience. (more...)

Casting Announced for the Midwest Premiere AMERICAN HWANGAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Halcyon Theatre and A-Squared Theatre are proud to announce casting for the Midwest Premiere of Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap-led by Jeff Award-winner Joseph Anthony Foronda. Helen Young is set to direct the co-production that runsFebruary 24 through April 1 at Halcyon Theatre located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side.   (more...)

ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, Gets Encore Screening Across Canada
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

After a hugely successful North-American premiere, Cineplex Events brings George Takei's ("Star Trek," "Heroes") Broadway musical Allegiance back to Canadian theatres for an encore on Sunday, February 19 at 6:30p.m. local time. This date is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, known as the Day of Remembrance, which marked the beginning of the forced relocation and internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII. (more...)

NYC Critics to Preview Spring 2017 Season on This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

In a fast-moving half-hour, journalists Jesse Green (theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, LogoTV, The Village Voice) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com, NY1 On Stage) look ahead to the Spring 2017 theater season with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins, now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the popular TV talk show devoted to the stage. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/10/2017 - 1/17/2017
by - Jan 17, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/10/2017 - 1/17/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Proud to Be a Jersey Boy!' Frankie Valli and Cast of JERSEY BOYS at Closing Curtain Call
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

During the closing curtain call, Four Seasons' frontman Frankie Valli thanked the cast and crew, commenting that the historic run was 'really the icing on the cake.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Oh What a Night! JERSEY BOYS Takes Closing Bows
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 16, 2017

Last night, the curtain came down on Broadway's Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys. The show ended its record-breaking, 11-year run after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Visit with the Cast of Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Walter McBride - Jan 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

Carly Honfi to Join California Pops Orchestra for MAGICAL BROADWAY HITS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

California Pops Orchestra, the country's only all-request pops orchestra, begins the new year with 'Magical Broadway Hits' at Cupertino's Flint Center, featuring guest vocalist Carly Honfi. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/14-1/15/2017
by - Jan 15, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 15, 2017 - Sunday, January 15, 2017. (more...)

Tim Realbuto and Guests to Celebrate Demi Lovato at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Fresh off of his critically acclaimed run as Patrick Ness in the new Off-Broadway production of 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, frequent New York concert staple and 2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time since 2014. In his all new show Tim Realbuto: Made of Glass, Realbuto and friends will sing the tunes of pop superstar Demi Lovato. But don't expect to hear your favorite typical arrangements. Realbuto, longtime musical director Julianne B. Merrill, and 'Ghostlight' collaborator Matthew Martin will arrange many of Ms. Lovato's greatest hits to sound more jazzy and Broadway in style (although many of Lovato's classics will remain the same). (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma VanDeVelde - Broadway Stars and Awkward Selfies: Interview With MISS SAIGON Star Eva Noblezada 
by Guest Blogger: Emma VanDeVelde - Jan 13, 2017

The summer after her junior year of high school, seventeen-year-old Eva Noblezada ventured to the big apple to compete in the National High School Musical Theater Awards (aka the Jimmy Awards). It was there that she would learn from industry professionals, and compete against the cream of the crop in high school theater from around the country. Little did she know that this competition would catapult her into a series of auditions and eventually land her the lead role in Miss Saigon on London's West End.  (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: MISS SAIGON Returns Home!
by Walter McBride - Jan 12, 2017

Rehearsals began today, January 12 for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon, which will return to its original home, The Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway) beginning performancesWednesday, March 1. The original production of Miss Saigon opened at the same theater on April 11, 1991 and played there through January 28, 2001. Directed by Laurence Connor (the recent hit revival of LES MISERABLES, School of Rock), the Broadway return of Miss Saigon will feature four of its London stars, Jon JonBriones as The Engineer, Eva Noblezada as Kim, Alistair Brammer as Chris and Rachelle Ann Go as Gigi. The cast also includes Katie Rose Clarke as Ellen, Nicholas Christopher as John, Devin Ilaw as Thuy. Lianah Sta. Ana will play the role of Kim at certain performances. Miss Saigon has its official opening Thursday, March 23. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018 before launching a North American tour later in the year. (more...)

Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps to Direct New Production of DREAMGIRLS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps will serve as Director for the upcoming production of the six-time Tony winning show when it hits the TUTS stage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston next spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World opens tonight at the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only, January 12-15! (more...)

BROADWAY NOIRE: MAKE THEM HEAR YOU Celebrates African American Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Broadway Noire: Make Them Hear You is a celebration of African American Musical Theater.  Broadway Noire: Make Them Hear You will take you on a journey with music from the 1920's through the present! (more...)

West End Leading Lady Joins GHOST THE MUSICAL UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Carolyn Maitland will join Bill Kenwright's production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope, GHOST - THE MUSICAL, in the part of Molly alongside Andy Moss as Sam. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for FUNNY GIRL Tour Across The UK and Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Full casting is announced today for the tour of Funny Girl which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Thos Shipley Brings Unforgettable Nat King Cole Tribute to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

A Broadway performer (Miss Saigon) and 5-time MAC award winner (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist, his versatility of Jazz, Pop and the Great American Songbook makes the Thos Shipley experience mesmerizing. (more...)

Tim Realbuto Will Bring New Concert 'Made Of Glass' To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Fresh off of his critically acclaimed run as Patrick Ness in the new Off-Broadway production of 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, frequent New York concert staple and 2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time since 2014. (more...)

Breaking News: MISS SAIGON Finds Its Complete Broadway Cast; Rehearsals Begin!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rehearsals begin Thursday, January 12 for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon, which will return to its original home, The Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway) beginning performancesWednesday, March 1. The original production of Miss Saigon opened at the same theater on April 11, 1991 and played there through January 28, 2001. Directed by Laurence Connor (the recent hit revival of LES MISERABLES, School of Rock), the Broadway return of Miss Saigon will feature four of its London stars, Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer, Eva Noblezada as Kim, Alistair Brammer as Chris and Rachelle Ann Go as Gigi. The cast also includes Katie Rose Clarke as Ellen, Nicholas Christopher as John, Devin Ilaw as Thuy. Lianah Sta. Ana will play the role of Kim at certain performances. Miss Saigon has its official opening Thursday, March 23. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018 before launching a North American tour later in the year. (more...)

HAMILTON's Nik Walker to Bring Post-Inauguration 'Love-In' Concert to Broadway at W
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

42 Seven Productions (Broadway at W), W NY Times Square, and IndieFork kicks off the 2017 season with the new and exciting Live in the Living Room headliner series featuring Hamilton's Nik Walker and friends from Broadway's blockbuster hits HAMILTON, Miss Saigon, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and A BRONX TALE. (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...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 2017's First Must-Watch! Rachelle Ann Go's Epic Broadway Medley
by Stage Tube - Jan 1, 2017

We're barely into 2017 and already have our first must-watch video! Click below to play Rachelle Ann Go's Broadway Medley featuring - I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Movie in My Mind, Defying Gravity in one epic number. The star performed last night at Eastwood Mall Open Park in the Philippines.  (more...)

2016 Alrededor de BroadwayWorld
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 30, 2016

Quedan pocas horas a este año que se acaba y en BroadwayWorld Spain hacemos un repaso de las historias mas destacadas alrededor del mundo que nos fascina: el Teatro Musical (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars of New Maury Yeston Musical Debut Music Video for 'More and More'
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton. (more...)

Broadway Dreams to Ring in the New Year at the Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Broadway Dreams and The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will ring in 2017 with a free performance at 4:15 pm on Sunday, January 1, 2017 on the Commonwealth Plaza Level of the Kimmel Center. (more...)

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