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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.


Red, White, Blue and Broadway- The Full July Fourth Performance Schedule!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 28, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of June 26- July 2, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Sultry Stars of CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

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), will present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: June 26- July 3, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 27, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of June 26- July 2, 2017. (more...)

Yee-Haw! Bets Malone and Misty Cotton to Star in L.A. Premiere of Roger Bean's HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

YEE-HAW! Cazador Entertainment and Honky Tonk Productions present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez. (more...)

Brian Clowdus and Molly Tynes to Star in Racy Rendition of CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

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), will present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek Klena
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26th, the Theater People podcast welcome's ANASTASIA star Derek Klena. For the podcast, Klena tells all about creating the role of Dmitri in the new Broadway production alongside his friend and CARRIE: THE MUSICAL co-star Christy Altomare. (more...)

Michael Stiggers to Headline Hip Hop Musical iLLA! at O'Neill Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Producers have announced the full cast for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference (NMTC) this July. (more...)

Byron St. Cyr Returns to Don't Tell Mama with 4600 MITHRA: MY NEW ORLEANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Byron St. Cyr returns to Don't Tell Mama with another visit to 4600 Mithra: My New Orleans on Saturday, July 8th at 8pm. This swinging night of jazz was debuted in March, and he's back with his trio and some new and old standards that remind him of home. He will be joined by his musical director Drew Wutke; with direction by Jim Brigman once again. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Gets Inappropriate for Ninth Anniversary!
by Ben Cameron - Jun 26, 2017

Time really does fly, especially when you're having fun. And, let's be honest, we have a lot of fun at Broadway Sessions. So much so that nine years has flown by ever so quickly. And what better way to celebrate nine years of hurt special brand of musical theatre mania than with an "Inappropriate" Anniversary Show. We welcomed back a roster of Broadway Sessions favorites to share wildly inappropriate tunes and memories. The results were memorable, well, for most of our audience at least ;) (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/25/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 6/25/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/26
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 6/25/2017. (more...)

Save Up to $40 on Tickets to MISS SAIGON on Broadway
by Contests - Broadway - Jun 25, 2017

In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There, she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Go Under The Sea with Prince Eric Kunze
by Keith Tittermary - Jun 23, 2017

Disney's The Little Mermaid is coming to Wolf Trap from June 29 - July 2. The smash musical, based on the 1989 Disney film, will only be here for 5 performances. I had the opportunity to talk to Broadway Veteran, Eric Kunze, who plays Prince Eric. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ashley Gilmour Talks MISS SAIGON Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2017

Ashley Gilmour's previous work includes Link Larkin in Hairspray and the ensemble of the original revival cast of Miss Saigon. Now, he's graduated to playing Chris in the UK and Ireland tour of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical, which begins at Curve Leicester on 1 July. (more...)

National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Will Launch at PPAC January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced last night that the first-ever Broadway revival of CATS will play its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8P at the Neil Simon Theatre after 16 previews and 593 regular performances. (more...)

Christmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: The Heat is On at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Jun 21, 2017

The heat was on! Cast members from the Tony nominated revival of Miss Saigon brought the heat to Broadway Sessions recently. Check out this incredible cast in action here. Join us this wee at Broadway Sessions for our annual NYMF sneak peek! (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Bares Goes Back to School at Strip U!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

A spirited audience of thousands went back to campus with stripped-down collegians who offered a sexy lacrosse scrimmage, a Pavlovian psychology experiment, a pumped-up pep rally and a fierce feminist studies class at Broadway Bares: Strip U, this year's edition of the annual highly choreographed, highly produced striptease spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. (more...)

Update: Broadway League Threatens Lawsuits Against Campaigning Casting Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. After weeks of campaigning for healthcare and other benefits, The Teamsters Local 817 has reportedly received threatening letters from the Broadway League. The union just released the following statement: (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Jeff Perry, Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley to Give 'STANDUP SHAKESPEARE' Concert Reading at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is excited to announce a surprise summer performance of Standup Shakespeare: A Concert Reading with music by Ray Leslee, book by Kenneth Welsh and words by Shakespeare, of course. This event, which is a benefit concert reading for the theatre, showcases the extraordinary talent of Steppenwolf co-founder Jeff Perry alongside Broadway legends Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley. (more...)

VIDEO: School Fundraiser! Watch Highlights - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U Raises Over $1.5M for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

A spirited audience of thousands went back to campus with stripped-down collegians who offered a sexy lacrosse scrimmage, a Pavlovian psychology experiment, a pumped-up pep rally and a fierce feminist studies class at Broadway Bares: Strip U, this year's edition of the annual highly choreographed, highly produced striptease spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA & More Join the 2017 Broadway in Bryant Park Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The best of Broadway will perform for FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2017' - a lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 17th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 10. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/18/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 6/18/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/19; Post Tony Awards Edition
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 6/18/2017. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: June 19-25, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of June 19-25, 2017. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

PPAC Unveils New Official Mobile App
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced today that a NEW official mobile app for the Theatre is available for free and immediate download via Google Play or the App Store. (more...)

ALADDIN's Courtney Reed to Make Solo Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Courtney Reed, current and original star of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway and veteran of In The Heights and Mamma Mia!, is set to make her solo cabaret debut this Sunday evening at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

ZANNA, DON'T (THE REBOOT) Adds Extra Performance at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Due to overwhelming popular demand, Norristown's Theatre Horizon has added an extra performance of the brand new version of Tim Acito's off-Broadway hit musical Zanna, Don't. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 6/16/2017
by BWW - Jun 16, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 6/16/2017. (more...)

Debra Stephenson Joins Diana Vickers in SON OF A PREACHER MAN at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man today announced that Bad Girls and Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson will create the role of Alison in this heart-warming new musical, joining Diana Vickers in the 2017 tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Opens at Music Theatre Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita opens its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with the 2002 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, playing June 14-18 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The first of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Thoroughly Modern Millie launches the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: June 15, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 15, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for MISS SAIGON UK and Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

As rehearsals begin, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce final casting for the UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon. (more...)

BWW Previews: STRAZ' Broadway Stars of the Future Winners Heading to NYC For the Jimmys!
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jun 14, 2017

BWW Previews: STRAZ' BROADWAY STAR OF THE FUTURE AWARD WINNERS HEADING TO NEW YORK at Minskoff TheatreThroughout the school year, high school musical productions in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Manatee Counties were reviewed by a panel of adjudicators, who submitted a nine-page critique to the Straz Center for Performing Arts. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Celebrates 9 Years with All Star Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE to Perform with Broadway Talent at Mets Pride, NYC Pride and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

To celebrate 'Unstoppable', Broadway Sings for Pride's upcoming 7th annual Pride concert on Monday, June 26th and to kickoff New York City Pride, Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) will sing at events throughout the New York's boroughs! (more...)

It's Tony Time at MUSICAL MONDAY & TUESDAY at MTH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming Musical Monday & Tuesday, June 26 and 27. June's program features tunes from the 7 musicals nominated for the 2017 "Best Musical" and "Best Revival of a Musical" Tony Award. Audiences can expect to hear songs from the grounbreaking scores of Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Come From Away, The Great Comet, Hello, Dolly!, Falsettos, and Miss Saigon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zip Into the Forest with Serenbe's Immersive ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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), presents ROBIN HOOD, new adaptation by Rachel Teagle. The show is directed by Broadway's Paul McGill with original music by GRAMMY nominee John Burke. The show opened on June 2nd and runs through August 13th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the immersive show below! (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Gets Sweet & Savory with CHARLIE's Kathy Fitzgerald and CATS' Aaron J. Albano
by Broadwaysted - Jun 13, 2017

Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure Broadwaysted goodness because this week's new #FriendOfTheShow is Mrs. Gloop herself, the lovely and talented Kathy Fitzgerald! Kevin was off in the Windy City so Bryan and Kimberly are joined by Guest Host and #FriendOfTheShow Aaron J. Albano (and his aerator) to pour out wine while Kathy chats about her experience in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.  (more...)

Only Hours Left To Bid On A Dream-Come-True Broadway Experience with the Charitybuzz Broadway Auction!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

On the heels of the 71st Tony Awards, there are only hours left to bid on a dream-come-true Broaway Experience with the first-ever Charitybuzz Broadway Auction. (more...)


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Tim Acito to Premiere Revised ZANNA, DON'T (the Reboot) at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Everything old is new again, and leave it to Tim Acito, writer of the 2003 off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't, to prove that adage. The composer will premiere a brand new version of his beloved musical, appropriately called Zanna Don't (the Reboot), at Theatre Horizon for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

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