FLESH & SPIRIT with Broadway Stars & More Make 2016 New York New Works Theatre Festival Finals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

 The third annual New York New Work Theatre Festival at the Times Square Arts Centre (300 West 43rd Street) announced today the 2016 finalists including Flesh & Spirit, Most Likely To, Palin Live, Trashman's Dilemma, World Without End and The Love Junkie. Each show will be presented at the Gala, October 5th at 7:00 PM when the winner of the Festival will be selected. (more...)

Eli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Go! Playhouse on Park Presents Connecticut Premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Friday, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm.  (more...)

Evan Harrington to Bring Meat Loaf to 54 Below with BAT OUT OF HELL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Evan Harrington: 'BAT OUT OF HELL' -LIVE. (more...)

Wendie Malick Leads LA Play Reading of New Circumcision Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

The new Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin play, Knife to the Heart, a comedy about circumcision, will hold a private reading on October 16, 2016, at Los Angeles's Lex Theatre. The cast for the reading will include Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland), Todd Sherry (Parks & Recreation), Katie Walder (How I Met Your Mother), and Josh Zuckerman (Desperate Housewives). Michael Matthews will direct. (more...)

Utah Symphony Presents Two Halloween-Themed Concerts, Inspired by Swashbucklers and Superheroes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Swashbucklers and superheroes have reason to celebrate Halloween in style this year with the Utah Symphony's pair of entertainment concerts in the month of October. Tickets start at $12 for "Spooktacular on the Seven Seas!" and $21 for "Superheroes!" and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

Light Opera Works Changes Name To Music Theater Works Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Light Opera Works will become Music Theater Works in 2017, opening with CANDIDE  (June 3-11), followed by GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)

Ashley Blanchet, Arnie Burton, Chris Dwan and More to Star in HOW TO SUCCEED at TUTS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Houston - Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the cast of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying!   (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016


The Workshop Theater to Honor Sheldon Harnick at 3rd Annual 'unGala'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Workshop Theater Company will honor Sheldon Harnick with the Jewel Box Award at their 3rd annual unGala on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at The Lindeman 508 W. 42nd Street. (more...)

Matthew Morrison To Perform At LIVE! FROM THE RAINBOW ROOM Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

LIVE! from the Rainbow Room, a series of intimate, live performances inside one of New York's most glamourous and iconic settings, will feature Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee, Matthew Morrison.  Set 65 stories above the landmark Rockefeller Center with panoramic views in every direction, Morrison will host a one-night only performance on Monday, October 24(th), for 250 guests. (more...)

DISNEY'S THE LION KING at the Saenger Releases Tickets for its Premiere, Friday October 14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and the New Orleans Theatre Association announced today tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. The show will leap onto the Saenger Theatre stage for the first time Wednesday, Jan. 4, for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, Jan. 29. THE LION KING is a subscription option of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season. (more...)

TONY AWARDS CONCERT IN TOKYO Stars Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara and Yoshio Inoue
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

WOWOW, Japan's leading premium pay TV broadcaster, announced today that Matthew Morrison ("Finding Neverland" "South Pacific," "Hairspray"), Kelli O'Hara ("The King and I") and well-known Japanese actor Yoshio Inoue have signed on as headline performers for WOWOW's highly anticipated "Tony Awards Concert In Tokyo," which will take place on March 18th, 2017. (more...)

by Scott Rawson - Oct 5, 2016

There is a plethora of young girls in frilly dresses and tiaras here. They laugh and run. They giggle and blush. They are joyful and their parents beam with pride. There are also many tween and young teen females wandering around. They are in notably LESS frilly dresses, yet they too, giggle and blush This is Cinderella. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/3/2016 - THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 3, 2016

Today's big news: THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY opens Off-Broadway, and the couples are set to perform Cirque du Soleil-inspired numbers on tonight's DANCING WITH THE STARS! (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Reveals How the Saga of Peter Pan Began
by Shari Barrett - Oct 3, 2016

Before Peter had the last name Pan, he was a browbeaten 13-year old orphan shipped off with his two mates from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. The boys know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain's cabin, containing a precious, otherworldly cargo, given to a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk's precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. During the journey, the ship is taken over by pirates - led by the fearsome Black Stache (who will later be known as Captain Hook in The Adventures of Peter Pan) - a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own, making the journey quickly become a thrilling adventure. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 2nd Annual MST BROADWAY CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents a very special fundraising event, The 2nd Annual MST Broadway Cabaret. Current stars from Broadway will perform songs from Broadway past and present on the Mile Square Theatre stage. Proceeds from the event will benefit MST's 2017 season. (more...)

Downtown Tempe Authority Honors ASU Gammage with Economic Impact Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Downtown Tempe Authority recognized ASU Gammage with the 2016 Economic Impact Award for its contributions to Downtown Tempe by boosting sales for local businesses, restaurants, hotels and retailers. (more...)

Carolee Carmello and Joseph Melendez Join LaChiusa's LOS OTROS Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Everyman Theatre has announced that Carolee Carmello and Joseph Melendez will be featured in the workshop of Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh's intimate musical Los Otros. The workshop examines the revised book and score of the musical, which was originally commissioned by the Center Theatre Group and premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Interview: HOW TO SUCCEED's Chris Dwan Talks TUTS' Production and How to Succeed (By Really Trying)
by Natalie de la Garza - Oct 26, 2016

Fresh off his Broadway debut in FINDING Neverland and days from taking the lead in TUTS' production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Chris Dwan joined us to talk about his busy year, how he relates to the corporate-climbing J. Pierrepont Finch, and how to succeed (by really trying). (more...)

BWW Review: GLENN ROSENBLUM a Smash Cabaret Hit at Rockwell
by Don Grigware - Oct 26, 2016

Actor and President of Celebrity Access, Inc Glenn Rosenblum performed his one-man cabaret Glenn Rosenblum Is 'the Musical Man' at Rockwell Table and Stage Monday October 24 to a packed house of adoring fans. Reminding one a little bit of actor James Coco, who had an undeniably infectious sensitivity and sense of humor, Rosenblum took the stage with great ease, sat on a stool by the piano and proceeded to tell his story. First, of course, there was a full overture of Broadway tunes, under the baton of musical director David J. Kaminski at the piano, Jon Butterworth on percussion and Josh Nyback on bass. The three musicians were terrific. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett and More Set for 'BROADWAY'S BABIES' Benefit for Children of India
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Join some of Broadway and TV's finest on Monday, November 21st at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room for the second performance of a new concert series created to help raise awareness and money for the children of the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, produced by Kate Pfaffl (War Horse) and Ben Houghton (American Ballet Theater), with special guest host Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). (more...)

Victim's Attorneys Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Filed New Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson's Production Companies On Behalf Of Alleged Female Child Sexual Abuse Victim
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016


Broadway Vets Bring FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE to Times Square This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

This Halloween, Monday October 31st, 42 Seven Productions in conjunction with IndieFork, and W NY Times Square bring a new Halloween experience to life. FRIGHT NIGHT is a Halloween experience that will bring you thrilling Halloween tunes, some Rocky Horror classics, complete with a costume contest, and some trick or treat trivia, everything you need for a Broadway Halloween. Ben Cameron from the Broadway smash Wicked, and host of the long running hit 'Broadway Sessions,' will emcee the experience. The show will feature some of Broadway's best including Betsy Struxness (Hamilton), Colin Cunliffe (Pippin), Matt DeAngelis (Once), Eric LaJuan Summers (Motown), Chadae Nichol McAlister (Motown), David Larsen (The Book of Mormon), Mary Page Nance (Finding Neverland), Megan Lewis (If/Then), recording artist Molly Roth, and Nik Walker (Hamilton). FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE is not just a concert, Ben Cameron and Company bring you a truly interactive Halloween Experience. (more...)

Bid for VIP Seats to HAMILTON and More in Drama League's 2016 Gala Charity Auction
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Drama League's 2016 Gala Charity Auction has launched at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague, featuring over fifty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 24, 2016
by - Oct 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STOMP Pre-Sales Begin in Calgary This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to Calgary January 17, 18, and 19, 2017.  From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET to Play Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

The National Theatre Announces Updated Casting for PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Devised by the Companies, based on the works of JM Barrie Previews from 16 November, Press Night 23 November, final performance 4 February.  Sophie Thompson has had to withdraw from the cast of Peter Pan, the National Theatre's Christmas show, due to a broken wrist. Anna Francolini, last seen at the NT in wonder.land, will take over the role of Captain Hook/ Mrs Darling. The NT is delighted that Anna was available to step into the role, and wishes Sophie a speedy recovery.  (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre Announces Casting for PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Escape to Neverland this Christmas with Exeter Northcott Theatre and the boy who never grew up… This Christmas Exeter Northcott Theatre presents a brand-new adaptation of the much-loved J.M Barrie classic, Peter Pan.  (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Team Up for Duet Album TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Two of the most beloved voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe first met at Kismet at the London Coliseum a decade ago, where they performed together. Later that year, when Ball was given a solo concert at BBC Proms-the first musical theatre star to do so-he invited Boe to perform with him.  (more...)

Broadway-Aimed THE BOOK OF MERMAN Sets Cast for Industry Reading, Including Carolee Carmello and Mox Von Essen!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

An Equity staged reading of "The Book Of Merman", a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as "the Merm", is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Steven L. Rowe Releases 'Sea Road to Neverland'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Captain James Hook, that famous villain and nemesis of Peter Pan, has a past that has only been hinted at before, including the secrets of his birth, his extensive education and his standing in English society before the fall that set him on the road to infamy. Steven L. Rowe would like to give a proper background about this villain and it prompted him in writing 'Sea Road to Neverland,' (published by Archway Publishing) a novel that presents the story of the life of Hook, showing a classic figure of literature from a fresh perspective. (more...)

Tony Nominee and Triple Threat Tony Yazbeck to Play Bay Area Cabaret This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret continues to present Bay Area audiences with debut performances by Broadway's top talent. Following its Opening Night with Kelli O'Hara and two sold-out shows by Tony-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr., the series continues with Tony Yazbeck, an acclaimed 'triple threat' Broadway performer on Sunday, December 4 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

CINDERELLA to Make Columbus Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Ohio Theatre for a limited engagement November 22-27. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/1-10/2/2016
by - Oct 2, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Sunday, October 2, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: They're Ready to Fly Away on Tour- Go Inside Rehearsal with the New Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND!
by TV - On the Road - Oct 2, 2016

Finding Neverland, the enchanting Broadway musical set to soar on tour this fall, just began rehearsals under the visionary direction of Tony Award-winnerDiane Paulus. The cast is led by Kevin Kern (Bridges of Madison County, Wicked) and Christine Dwyer (Wicked, Rent), with Tom Hewitt (Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago), Joanna Glushak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, After the Night and the Music), Jordan Cole, Finn Faulconer, Ben Krieger, Jacob Morrell, Gregory Trechel, and Mitchell Wray. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Review: Singer TORY STOLPER Brings Her Original Journey to Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Oct 18, 2016

My favorite part of the evening was the inclusion of the standards all of which are nicely suited to Stolper's voice and delivery. They were Sondheim's 'Move On' from Sunday in the Park with George. a gorgeous rendition of 'Something Good' sung originally by Julie Andrews in the film The Sound of Music, and lastly Carole King's 'Beautiful', all adding uber positive touches to Stolper's creative and personal journey thus far. She concluded as she had begun with Peter Pan, only this time with Scott Alan's lovely contemporary perspective  'Never Never Land (Fly Away)'.  (more...)

Broadway All Stars Perform for CAT Youth Theatre on November 14th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) All Stars Benefit for CAT Youth Theatre on Monday, November 14th (7pm) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre is BAC's biggest & final event of the season!  The evening hosted by Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) will feature many Broadway favorites with a combined 34 Broadway credits (listed below), BAC's 2016 open mic winners & a performance by the students of CAT Youth Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for Connecticut Premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Friday, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm.   (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Growing Stage is Ideal Family Entertainment
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 17, 2016

Peter and the Starcatcher is based on the bestselling children's book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. This Tony Award-winning show by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker, is now showing at the Growing Stage Theater in Netcong through 10/23. (more...)

Erin Davie and Krysta Rodriquez Invade WAR OF THE WORLDS Reading at NYU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company has added Erin Davie, Dominique Fishback, and Krysta Rodriguez to its benefit reading of Orson Welles' WAR OF THE WORLDS. (more...)

Stage Vets Heather Parcells, Tracee Beazer, James Patterson and More to Walk OFF THE RUNWAY in New TV Series
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Broadway Veterans Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line, Finding Neverland), Tracee Beazer (Something Rotten, CAMP), James Patterson (Gigi, Beauty and the Beast), Brian Keane (Warhorse, Cyrano) will join the cast of the new media television project, Off The Runway. (more...)

Alice Ripley and Marc Kudisch to Star in REDRUM Parody on Halloween at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, American Psycho) and three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand To God, Finding Neverland) as 'Wendy' and 'Jack' in 'REDRUM: The Shining Parody Unauthorized' on Halloween Night, Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 7pm. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce and More Slated for CaringKind Alzheimer's Walk in Riverside Park
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Some of Broadway's most talented performers will swap their scripts and scores for orange shoelaces on Sunday, October 16, 2016 as they walk to support CaringKind, formerly known as the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter. They'll join thousands of orange-clad New Yorkers for CaringKind's Alzheimer's Walk as the paths of Riverside Park become ribbons of orange. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez and Sally Ann Triplett Join Abingdon Theatre's WAR OF THE WORLDS Gala 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company has added Lindsay Mendez and Sally Ann Triplett to its benefit reading of Orson Welles' WAR OF THE WORLDS. The one-night only event, directed by Abingdon's Artistic Director Tony Speciale, will be held on Monday, October 24 at 7:00pm at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, NYC). Tickets, starting at $25, are now available at http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/waroftheworlds. (more...)

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