MUSICALS TONIGHT Announces 2016-2017 Season, Featuring Five Classic Revivals
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Musicals Tonight will offer FIVE classic revivals in their 19th season - Funny Face, Hoi Polloi, Louisiana Purchase, Mr. Wonderful, and I Can Get It for You Wholesale. A subscription costs $146.25 and single tickets will go on sale after Labor Day. Performances are at the intimate Lion Theatre (88 seats) in the Theatre Row Studios complex at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Last Tiger in Haiti, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting alumnus Jeff Augustin, directed by UC San Diego MFA directing alumnus Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Last Tiger in Haiti runs June 28 - July 24 (press opening: Friday, July 8 at 8:00pm). Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Heading Down Under Next Spring; Rebecca LaChance to Star?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that the multi award-winning Broadway hit musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Australian premiere at a newly refurbished Sydney Lyric Theatre from September 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 1, 2016

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

BWW's On This Day - March 8, 2016
by - Mar 8, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Producer Roy Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, just announced the return to the stage of one of the greatest voices and storytellers of our time. The legendary Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook will share the stories and songs that shaped her life and career in Barbara Cook: Then and Now, a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune.  (more...)

Sandy Duncan to Star in One-Night-Only Reading of DRIVING MISS DAISY in New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Broadway and television star Sandy Duncan will play Miss Daisy in a one-night-only reading of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry, George Street Playhouse announced today.   The reading, part of the GSP Celebrity Event Series, will take place on Monday, March 21, at 8 p.m. at the New Brunswick theatre.   (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available. (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey to Star in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at the Crucible This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2016

Just after her appearance in FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS at the Crucible this summer, Anna-Jane Casey will return to the stage -- this time as sharpshooter 'Annie Oakley' in Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled five exciting teams to transform their diverse season of musicals from page to stage. (more...)

Tommy Tune to Bring TAPS, TUNES & TALL TALES to Landmark on Main
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Raise the roof! Broadway's tallest tapper is coming to the Landmark on Main Street in TAPS, TUNES & TALL TALES on Friday, April 15 at 8 PM. (more...)

2016 Tommy Tune Awards Nominations Announced; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and presenters for TUTS' 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. Co-hosts for this year's awards ceremony include Sarah Pepper and Jim Bernhard. Pepper is a host on Hot 95.7. Bernhard has written several original productions that have debuted at TUTS and authored the organization's theatrical history book, 'Stars In Your Eyes'. (more...)

TUTS Announces Nominees for 14th Annual Tommy Tune Awards, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and presenters for TUTS' 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. Co-hosts for this year's awards ceremony include Sarah Pepper and Jim Bernhard. Pepper is a host on Hot 95.7. Bernhard has written several original productions that have debuted at TUTS and authored the organization's theatrical history book, "Stars In Your Eyes". (more...)

Stage Icon Tommy Tune Working on New Broadway Musical After Signing with New Agent
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2016

He's back! Ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune (that's a well-deserved mouthful!) is collaborating with a Tony-winning playwright on the musical adaptation of a book and major film set in 'the world's fastest-growing film market,' according to Deadline. (more...)

Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

Broadway Musical Director Jack F. Lee Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Jack F. Lee (born John Francis Lee), beloved musical director of both stage and screen, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2016 in his home at the age of 86. Mr. Lee was one of Broadway's leading conductors and musical directors who worked with composers/lyricists John Kander & Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields, Jule Styne, Richard Rogers, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse, Alan Jay Lerner, Maury Yeston, Robert Wright & George Forrest, Sandy Wilson, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden & Adolph Green and Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones. (more...)

Arion Productions to Debut New Masterclass Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Arion Productions Ltd has launched a new series of masterclasses to provide expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields with some of the country's finest theatre, film, television and radio professionals at the Diorama Arts Studios. Masterclasses include, two time Oliver Award winner, Jenny Galloway (Acting Through Song Masterclass), long standing War Horse, Citizen Squid and Goodnight Mr Tom puppeteer, Abigail Matthews (West End Puppetry Masterclass) and Olivier and Actor's Screen Guild Award nominated actress Annette Badland (Acting for Stage and Screen Masterclass) who is currently appearing in EastEnders. (more...)

Arthur Duncan Returning to El Portal, 4/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

An intimate evening of song, dance and memories with living legend Arthur Duncan, and Musical Direction by Lenny LaCroix with the Lenny LaCroix Trio at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 4 show only engagement will be presented April 1,2,3. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Stage PETER AND THE WOLF at Chevron Family Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, 'Peter and the Wolf' on Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at The Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet Lucie Arnaz to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Award-winning star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz will bring An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, September 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 17 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Laguna Playhouse's ALL SHOOK UP Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, the perfect family summertime, fun-time musical, ALL SHOOK UP, book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.  (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Takes a Look at History: Argentina's and Its Own
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 8, 2016

History- actual 20th century events and the theatre's own story and legacy - became the joint focus of Maine State Music Theatre's second Peek Behind the Curtain talkback, held on July 7 at the Curtis Memorial Library. The panel examined the characters and forces that formed the basis for MSMT"s thrilling production of Evita, now playing at the Pickard until July 16, and also took several excursions into MSMT's history, which forms the basis of a new retrospective exhibition, MSMT Past, Present, and Future, which serendipitously celebrated a gala opening that same date. Moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the panel featured the three stars of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Kate Fahrner, Matt Farcher, and Nat Chandler, as well as the Artistic Directors of two of the areas leading theatres, MSMT's own Curt Dale Clark and the Good Theater's Brian P. Allen. (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

BWW Review: Charming CATS Revival Is Packed With Terrific Performances
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn's lightly-plotted adaptation of T.S. Eliot's collection of poems is full of frisky pleasures. (more...)

Letting the Memory Live Again- How CATS Became a Phenomenon
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 31, 2016

The marquee in front of the Neil Simon Theatre encourages passersby to 'let the memory live again.' It's been almost thirty-four years since Grizabella, Mistoffelees and Rum Tum Tugger first bowed on Broadway, and now in 2016, the jellicles are back with a vengence. The impact that the show has had on audiences has been famously polarizing, and yet few other musicals in Broadway history have achieved greater success and notoriety than Cats. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Premiere Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, 'Peter and the Wolf' on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 am at The Wilkins Theatre at Kean University, Union NJ. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Present HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From the bustling streets of 1960's New York City comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, continuing The Marriott Theatre's acclaimed 2016 Season, previewing August 24, running through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Official: Sandy Duncan Will Return to Her Peter Pan Roots in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

It's official! Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying Tony® nominated performance as Peter Pan at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), will return to Neverland - and to the Lunt (almost 37 years later) - onFebruary 9 to take over the role of 'Madame du Maurier' in the hit musical Finding Neverland. Joining Emmy® winner Kelsey Grammer and Tony® nominee Tony Yazbeck, Duncan will revisit Neverland 8 times a week through March 27, 2016. For tickets and more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com. (more...)

FULLER HOUSE Star Jodie Sweetin Engaged
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

FULLER HOUSE star Jodie Sweetin is engaged to her boyfriend Justin Hodak. The actress is best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner in the 1990's sitcom FULL HOUSE (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ten-Time Tony Winner Tommy Tune Returns to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 13, 2016

Ten-time Tony winner Tommy Tune returned to Cafe Carlyle last night January 12, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the performance! Check out photos below! (more...)

Sandy Duncan Delays FINDING NEVERLAND First Bows to Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Fans will have to wait just a little bit longer for Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying, Tony-nominated performance as 'Peter Pan' on Broadway, to return to Neverland.  (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Rashidra Scott, David Harris and Stephen DeRosa to Star in ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed Musicals; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

All aboard! Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2016 season at The Goodspeed with the Broadway hit ANYTHING GOES, and the company just announced a star-packed cast. (more...)

Laura Pitt-Pulford, Anna-Jane Casey to Bloom in FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS at the Crucible; Cast Announced!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 25, 2016

The new musical FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS has found its blooms. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 25, 2016
by - Feb 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Fulton Theatre's OTHER DESERT CITIES Opens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Fulton Theatre presents the explosive family drama Other Desert Cities as it closes out it's 2015/2016 Studio Series. A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Other Desert Cities will play in the intimate 99-seat black box theatre through March 6th. (more...)

Family Time! Meet the Full Cast of Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2016

The Broadway production of Stephen Karam's much-raved-about new play, THE HUMANS opens tonight, February 18, 2016. Directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and featuring its entire acclaimed off-Broadway cast, THE HUMANS plays performances at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and the production! (more...)

Sandy Duncan Departs Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND Early?
by Jessica Khan - Feb 16, 2016

Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying, Tony-nominated performance as 'Peter Pan' on Broadway, returned to Neverland over the weekend as 'Madame du Maurier' in FINDING NEVERLAND. But her return to the classic fantasy realm -- and onstage in New York -- has been short-lived. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pan is Back! Sandy Duncan Takes Her First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 13, 2016

The wait is over! Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying, Tony-nominated performance as 'Peter Pan' on Broadway, has returned to Neverland. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Point Park University's REP Professional Theatre to Present WIG OUT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The REP Professional Theatre Company will be opening the 2016-2017 season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out!. (more...)

Point Park University's The REP Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The 2016-2017 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include regional premieres and shows written by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Lipscomb University's SCOTT PATRICK WILSON
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 4, 2016

Tech week is under way for Lipscomb University's theatre students as they find themselves coming down to the wire for Friday night's opening of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and there is perhaps no cast member more anxious to perform the popular musical in front of a living, breathing audience than Scott Patrick Wilson, one of the most notable LDoT students on campus. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Broadway's an Open Book: Bookwriters From ON YOUR FEET!, TUCK EVERLASTING, ALADDIN, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, JERSEY BOYS and DISASTER! Talk About Creating Musicals
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

Writers seeking fame and recognition are generally advised to steer clear of the task of writing books for Broadway musicals. Regarded by theatre insiders to be perhaps the most vital, yet most underappreciated element of a successful musical, the book oftentimes receives the least credit when a musical's a hit, but is the first thing blamed if it's a flop. (more...)

TOMMY TUNE AWARDS Winners Announced; Muhammad Yunus and Noelle Flores to Compete at The Jimmy's, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the cancellation of the 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards ceremony yesterday due to Houston's emergency level of flooding. However, the winners of the Tommy Tune Awards, along with scholarship recipients, were announced on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page at 8 p.m. yesterday evening by MC Sarah Pepper of Hot 95.7. (more...)

TUTS Announces 2016 Tommy Tune Award Winners After Flooded-Out Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the cancellation of the 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards ceremony yesterday due to Houston's emergency level of flooding. However, the winners of the Tommy Tune Awards, along with scholarship recipients, were announced on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page at 8 p.m. yesterday evening by MC Sarah Pepper of Hot 95.7. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Road to Opening Week 4: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - Apr 12, 2016

I fell into an orchestra pit. Just like the Coyote being chased by the Road Runner and ending up in a puff of smoke at the bottom of an endless canyon, I plunged into an empty black crevasse that was just as unforgiving. It was in the Avon Theatre, the year was 1983 and the show was The Gondoliers. (more...)

Tommy Tune Named Guest of Honor of Shea's 90th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Shea's Buffalo Theatre has announced that 10-time Tony Award Winner, Tommy Tune, will be coming to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Shea's Buffalo Theatre this Saturday, April 16th, 2016! (more...)

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