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Adapted from "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw

My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well-born lady. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a hit, setting what was then the record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. It has been called "the perfect musical".


F. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton and Bradley Dean to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage from July 13 to August 6, making the Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. (more...)

BWW Review: The Voice Behind So Many Legendary Movie Stars Comes Out of The Shadows in UNSEEN: A TRIBUTE TO MARNI NIXON
by Jade Kops - Jul 9, 2016

Melody Beck presents a wonderfully researched insight into career of the woman who made so many legendary movie stars sound good in her cabaret UNSEEN: A TRIBUTE TO MARNI NIXON. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Present SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has become known for not only its productions of classic Broadway musicals but its part in bringing a number of area and regional premieres to the Frederick stage. In 2009, Way Off Broadway was one of the very first theatres in the country to receive the rights to produce The Wedding Singer, an 80's inspired musical comedy based on the Adam Sandler film. In recent seasons, the theatre, the Frederick -area's only year-round professional producing theatre, has produced several movies-turned-musicals. In fact, the 2013 Season was named "Hollywood Meets Broadway," all of the shows having been hits on the silver screen and Broadway stage. (more...)

WBT to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The international smash hit musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Bay Street Theatre's Scott Schwartz
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 7, 2016

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Ogunquit Playhouse to 'Spotlight' THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Director & Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present another installment of the post-show discussion series 'Spotlight' featuring the dynamic creators of the new musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME following the Saturday matinee on July 16 at 6PM. (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's SHREK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Get ready for an "ogre-the-top" production at the Benedum Center July 15-24! This smash-hit musical comedy will come to life with a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans, including Finding Neverland's Rory Donovan as Shrek and Broadway's Haven Burton as Princess Fiona. (more...)

Lundstrum Center to Present THE BOY FRIEND, 8/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A diverse cast of 30 teenage students of dance, voice and drama will present Sandy Wilson's musical spoof The Boy Friend, August 5, 6 and 7 at the Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts in North Minneapolis. This witty play, set in the French Riviera, presents a rollicking review of courtship in the Roaring 20's, with amusing characters, mistaken identities, catchy tunes and up-beat dance numbers, including the memorable 'Won't You Charleston With Me?' (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mac-Haydn Theatre's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre roars back to the 1920's with Kander and Ebb's jazzy music and a deliciously scandalous story in CHICAGO. (more...)

Directors Announced for WaterTower Theatre's 2016-17 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Gregory Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced the directors for the upcoming 2016-2017 WaterTower Theatre Main Stage Season in The Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.   Directing the season opener, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (October 7- 30, 2016) is B.J. Cleveland with Musical Direction by Sonny Franks.  Next up, the regional premiere of Silent Sky (January 20-February 12, 2017) will be directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi.  The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord (April 14-May 7, 2017) will be directed by Emily Scott Banks.  Rene Moreno will return to direct Native Gardens (June 2- 25, 2017). Sunday in the Park With George (July 28-August 20, 2017) will be directed by Terry Martin, with Musical Direction by Jeff Lankov. (more...)

The Making of America's Musical- 1776: The Story Behind the Story
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 4, 2016

As America celebrates its 240th Birthday today, let's talk about what is probably one of the greatest musicals ever written, and it only came about 46 years before Hamilton. 1776 dramatizes the story of how John Adams was able to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence as well as signing the Declaration of Independence. While the musical does dramatize the most important event in American history, the story behind the musical is probably just as interesting. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS is currently taking the West End by storm, and now the sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 July. (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre Heads to a Far-Off Kingdom with INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre heads to a world of the timeless Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales colliding with wondrous splendor in Stephen Sondheim's 'Into The Woods.' (more...)

Darren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin to Lead BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. This performance is in aid of Variety, the Children's Charity, and is part of commemorations for the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days from 2 to 5 September 1666. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016
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Broadway AM Report, 7/26/2016 - HIMSELF AND NORA, Tony Danza and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 26, 2016

Today's big news: 'BRIDGES' tour star Cole Burden joins HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway, Tony Danza performs in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, and CABARET, starring Robin de Jesus, comes to Music Circus tonight! (more...)

Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that Marni Nixon, perhaps most famous for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and My Fair Lady, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

VIDEOS: Remembering Marni Nixon, Both Unseen and On The Screen
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The woman best known for dubbing the singing voices of Hollywood stars also gave memorable stage and television performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

The international smash hit musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ash Lawn Opera Presents SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The summer concludes with South Pacific, an ever-topical story of love in the time of war, and one of the most heralded musicals of all time. Since its premiere in 1949, it has won countless awards, including the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Awards both for its original run and its 2008 revival. Featuring some of the greatest songs in musical theater history, including 'Some Enchanted Evening,' 'I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy,' and 'A Cockeyed Optimist,' this remarkable production will stay with you for years to come. (more...)

BWW Blog: Tara Folio - Multiple Character Disorder
by Guest Blogger: Tara Folio - Jul 22, 2016

Currently seeking a therapist that specializes in multiple personality disorder, or maybe multiple character disorder. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Tony Award Winner, Laura Benanti, delighted the students of Broadway Artists Alliance's Summer Intensive program with a surprise visit this past Thursday! Benanti, who recently finished up a successful run of She Loves Me (2016 Tony Nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical), was as inciteful and entertaining off stage as she is on, during her Q&A with these aspiring young professionals. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

California Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org? (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND Coming to Bridge Street Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Her talent is legendary, her true story electrifying. The iconic Judy Garland comes to vivid dramatic life in Billy Van Zandt's 'The Property Known as Garland', slated for performance at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, Fridays through Sundays from August 19th until the 28th. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: KERRY ELLIS, Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh, 17 July 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 18, 2016

BWW reviews West End leading lady Kerry Ellis at Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh. (more...)

[TITLE OF SHOW] Returns to London For a Three-week Run at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

[Title of Show] Returns to London for a 3 week run at Waterloo East Theatre from 6th - 25th September 2016. Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm. Full price £20 / Conc. £18 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association withChicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre's DREAMGIRLS opened June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book byTom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bloom & Wolf's INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL to Play MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF) presents Insomnia with music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and book by Theo Wolf. Ovi Vargas directs a cast of seven, including Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland* (Bway: The Music Man, Peter Pan). Insomnia is being staged at the Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street in New York City from August 2-7, 2016. (more...)

Pop, World Music, and Jazz Highlight Carnegie Hall's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Carnegie Hall's 2016-2017 season is fast approaching, and the venue is looking forward to a variety of exciting new projects and exceptional programming. Listed below are jazz, pop, and world music highlights at Carnegie Hall for the coming season! (more...)

Tom Reardon to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THE LADIES WHO LUNCH in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

After four previous sold-out engagements, Bay Area favorite, Tom Reardon, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with a brand-new show, The Ladies Who Lunch - a tribute to the great women who have graced the Broadway stage and our lives - on Thursday, September 8 (8 p.m.) and Friday, September 9 (8 p.m.) Reardon will be joined on-stage by The Ladies: Eryn Allen (Musical Director), Roberta Drake (drums), Deborah Del Mastro (trumpet), Carolyn Walter (saxophone), and Amanda Wu (bass). Special guests include Morgan Breedveld and Jessica Fisher. Choreography is provided by Leslie Waggoner. Daren A.C. Carollo produces and directs. Tickets for Tom Reardon range in price from $30 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

DIVAS 'A LA CARTE to Reunite at the Arthur Newman Theater This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

'Divas 'A La Carte' starring singers Joanne Juliette Lapointe, Kathryn Lowe, and Debi Wheeler-Ure, hits the stage at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert for a 2 PM show on Sunday, August 7, 2016 with pianist Rob Woyshner. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SummerStage at Leonia's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

SummerStage at Leonia, opens their 17th season this weekend with the Lerner and Loewe classic, My Fair Lady, on the 60th anniversary of its Broadway debut in 1956. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!  (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Bay Street Theater's MY FAIR LADY with Paul Alexander Nolan, Kelli Barrett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced My Fair Lady, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening is now in rehearsals in NYC. My Fair Lady will run August 2 - 28. Check out photos below! (more...)

Destination NSW to Welcome Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On Sunday 28 August at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia and Gordon Frost Organisation in partnership with the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW will present A Conversation with Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. (more...)

Brian May & Kerry Ellis to Launch Candlelit Christmas UK Tour This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

In response to a clamour of public demand, Queen star Brian May and singing sensation Kerry Ellis today announced they are teaming up once more for a new series of UK concerts at the end of the year. May and Ellis will play 11 shows across the country in the lead-up to Christmas. Their Candlelit Christmas Tour kicks off on 7 December in Dorking, with the final date on 23 December in Guildford. The concerts mark the pair's sixth tour together since their first 'Anthems' shows in 2011, which they performed on the release of Kerry's first album, produced by Brian. (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre to Present BEEHIVE: THE '60S MUSICAL SENSATION, 7/22-8/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Beehive: The '60s Musical Sensation returns to Sierra Repertory Theatre's East Sonora stage this month, with six rockin' women, 40 outrageous costumes, a couple cases of hairspray and a decade worth of hot, high energy hits. The action-packed trip through the sixties plays July 22 through August 28. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

 One of STAGES most frequently requested shows and winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, makes its triumphant return to the STAGES stage. A musical about people who love musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone offers a delightful and hilarious testament to the transformative power of Musical Theatre. This Tony Award-winning show features a laugh-a-minute script and one show-stopping song and dance number after another. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mac-Haydn Theatre's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre roars back to the 1920's with Kander and Ebb's jazzy music and a deliciously scandalous story in CHICAGO. (more...)


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Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)

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