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BWW Feature: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Kennesaw State University
by Justin Cole Adams - Feb 9, 2017

At one point or another, we have all experienced the magic of Peter Pan and the legacy that J.M. Barrie created over 100 years ago. Whether you have seen the films, read the novels or seen the Broadway musical 'Finding Neverland,' we have all wanted a little bit of Tinkerbell's fairy dust. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

OTHER WORLD Presents Industry Reading in NYC Featuring Ryan Andes, Max William Bartos, Shonica Gooden and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Other World will take place on Thursday, March 9 (2:30pm) and Friday, March 10 (11:00am) at the Lyric Theatre Studios (Lyric Theatre - Studio A, 214 West 43rd Street, NY, NY 10036).  Other World features a book by Hunter Bell, music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and Ann McNamee, and will be directed by Gabriel Barre. (more...)

WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico, and More Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell at Transport Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Monday, Transport Group's annual gala took place honoring Mary-Mitchell Campbell, who was Musical Director for First Lady Suite and Orchestrator for Hello Again (for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination). (more...)

Congrats! Tony Nominee Tony Yazbeck & Katie Huff Welcome Baby Boy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck turned to Twitter to announce the joyous news that he and Katie Huff welcomed their son, Leonard Blaise Yazbeck, into the world on Wednesday, February 1st. (more...)

Broadway in Miami Announces Twelfth Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce its 12th season of showcasing Broadway's greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a five-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The 2017-2018 Broadway in Miami season includes two anticipated South Florida premieres - ON YOUR FEET! (October 5 - 15, 2017), kicking off its first national tour at the Arsht Center, and THE BODYGUARD (April 3 - 8, 2018). (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Toast to the Artist - An Evening with Mary-Mitchell Campbell & Friends
by Walter McBride - Feb 7, 2017

For Transport Group, Mary-Mitchell was Musical Director for First Lady Suite and Orchestrator for Hello Again (for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring Sally Field, begins on Broadway! (more...)

DISNEY'S ALADDIN, WAITRESS, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More Part of The Fifth Third Bank Broadway In Cincinnati 17/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth announces a powerhouse 17/18 season of highly-anticipated productions. (more...)

Broadway's Leading Stage Managers Unite For Third Annual BROADWAY STAGE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

For the third year in a row, Broadway's best stage managers unite for the Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS), an immersive two-day program that offers practical insights, instruction and career advice for college students and young stage managers alike.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2017
by - Feb 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 4, 2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/4/2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/4/2017. (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Monday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The box office at Broadway's Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), opens Monday, February 6, at 10am (EST). The first 50 ticket buyers at the Lunt Fontanne box office will receive a copy of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Broadway tie-in edition by Roald Dahl. (more...)

CANDIDE, PETER PAN and More Set for Music Theater Works' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) will open its 2017 season 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...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Tour Finds Next 'J.M. Barrie'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The national tour of Finding Neverland will welcome Billy Harrigan Tighe to the role of J.M. Barrie starting Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Lippa & Friends Perform in American Songbook Series!
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2017

On Wednesday, the acclaimed Tony- and Grammy-nominated composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa hosts this delightful evening of song. BroadwayWorld was there and has a look at Andrew Lippa and his friends below! (more...)

The Tour is Nonstop! HAMILTON Adds a Stop in Louisville for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Louisville theatre fans, rejoice! HAMILTON is coming to Louisville as part of Broadway in Louisville's 2018-19 season.  (more...)

BWW Review: Magical FINDING NEVERLAND at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Feb 23, 2017

To say that the musical version of Finding Neverland is a real charmer is an understatement. The book by James Graham retains all of the sweetness of the 2004 film and adds on a delightful theatricality for the stage that just will not quit. One surprising element is the musical score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy that includes some wonderfully poignant and moving ballads. With sweeping direction by Diane Paulus and a dynamite cast this national touring production is bound to please just about everyone, the young and the young at heart. It plays at the Hollywood Pantages through March 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This Friday, February 24, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the five time Tony Award-winning play with music, 'Peter and the Starcatcher,' written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on a three week run with an opening night gala after the show. The show is directed by Alicia Dempster of Danbury. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

CABARET at Fox Cities PAC Announces Digital Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is delighted to announce a $25 ticket lottery for Cabaret, which will play the Fox Cities P.A.C. from February 28-March 5.  (more...)

Lesli Margherita Completes Cast for JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the upcoming concert presentation of Joyce Jackson's Guide to Dating, which will take place March 14 at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

National Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Obsession, an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film starring Oscar nominee Jude Law and directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Ivo van Hove, is the latest National Theatre Live screening to be announced and will be broadcast to cinemas from the Barbican Theatre in London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (more...)

Third Rail Repertory Theatre Presents THE ANGRY BRIGADE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Young anarchists try to bring down the Establishment. The police try to stop them. Push to the left, push to the right. Push far enough and you'll be surprised who you meet. (more...)

Casting Announced for Shattered Globe Theatre's Chicago Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre is please to announce full casting for its Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, written for her mother Kathleen Ruhl, a Chicago actress who played Peter Pan onstage as a teenager and stars in SGT's production. Joining Kathleen Ruhl are Shattered Globe Ensemble Members Doug McDade*, Eileen Niccolai* and Ben Werling* with Patrick Thornton and HB Ward. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 21st, 2017 - EVERYBODY Off-Broadway, Florence Henderson Memorial and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's EVERYBODY opens this evening Off-Broadway, and stars gather to celebrate Florence Henderson at the Music Box Theatre today! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Prepare to Enter the World of Wonka
by Walter McBride - Feb 21, 2017

See brand-new shots of Willy Wonka and his band of lucky golden ticket holders from the latest cast photo call for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. See Christian Borle and all the fresh young faces of the cast below! (more...)

TheatreWorks New Milford Opens the Wildly Imaginative PETER AND THE STARCATCHER This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On Friday, February 24, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the five time Tony Award-winning play with music, "Peter and the Starcatcher," written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker.   The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on a three week run with an opening night gala after the show. The show is directed by Alicia Dempster of Danbury. (more...)

Orpheum Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season; HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today the Orpheum Theatre Group unveiled the highly anticipated 2017-2018 Broadway Season at an announcement party at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Attendees were the first to hear about next season's exciting offerings. HAMILTON was officially announced as part of the Orpheum's 2018-2019 Broadway Season. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag to Stage LADY X - A MUISCAL at Mary's Attic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear! LADY X will replace the previously announced musical VALLEY!, from April 21 - June 11, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago.   (more...)

ON YOUR FEET, WAITRESS, RENT Part of 2017/2018 Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando Season; HAMILTON in 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America announce the roster of shows that will arrive in the Walt Disney Theater during the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2017 - 2018 season.  The new season launches with the acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Following the engagement of that celebrated revival is On Your Feet!, the irresistible true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Next, the ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Get Ready for 54 Below's All-Female 1776 with an Instagram Preview from Carolee Carmello
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

This Monday, February 20th, President's Day, an all-female cast will present the musical 1776 in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. Star Carolee Carmello recently posted an Instagram video previewing the exciting evening. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Evokes Wonder at Constellation Theatre Company
by Heather Nadolny - Feb 16, 2017

Are there parts of this play that are beyond silly? Yes. Do we need a play like that right now? You bet. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Constellation Theatre Company has a lot your inner child (and adult) will enjoy. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND to Play at Fox Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING Neverland will go on sale to the public on Sunday, March 12. FINDING Neverland will play at Atlanta's Fox Theatre May 16 - 21 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season.   (more...)

National Tour of LES MISERABLES to Launch This Fall in Providence; PPAC Sets 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce PPAC's 2017/2018 Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. The National Tour Launch of LES MISERABLES opens PPAC's 40th Anniversary Broadway Season in September and is part of the Encore Series. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

Carolee Carmello to Lead All-Female 1776 at Feinstein's/54 Below on President's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

On February 20th, President's Day, an all-female cast will present the musical 1776 in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below.  (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 13, 2017

Wicked fans are mounting their bubbles and brooms and navigating the yellow brick road to The Emerald City, (Straz Center, Tampa), to defy gravity with Elphaba and company. For most, this is a yearly pilgrimage to pay homage to their misunderstood heroine. For a very few, it's a first glance at the visually stunning Broadway spectacular. (more...)

Scoop: SWITCHED AT BIRTH on FREEFORM - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on SWITCHED AT BIRTH, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017! (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for BANDSTAND, Starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton). The musical begins performances Friday, March 31 prior to an official opening night on Wednesday, April 26 at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Bandstand features music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with AnnMarie Milazzo
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 12, 2017

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BWW Review: BalletMet Shoots for the Stars in Fast-Flying Fantasy PETER PAN
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 11, 2017

Who says grown-ups can't play make-believe? BalletMet's Columbus premiere of Michael Pink's "Peter Pan" shows that adventure has no age limit -- all you need is a little faith, trust, and, of course, pixie dust. (more...)

Christian Borle Speaks About Building His Own Willy Wonka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

In an exclusive interview with ET, Christian Borle discussed the nascent rehearsal process for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, coming to Broadway in March. At this stage, Borle and director Jack O'Brien are working to find the proper balance between the story everyone knows and the story being brought to the stage. (more...)

Details of First Ever WOW -WOMEN OF THE WORLD HULL Announced for UK City of Culture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

In a year that has seen momentous change across the globe, trailblazers from the arts, politics and activism are set to take part in the first ever WOW -Women of the World festival in Hull, created by Hull UK City of Culture 2017 as part of the global WOW Festivals originated by the Southbank Centre. (more...)

BWW Feature: Theatre Tallahassee's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Journals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Melissa Findley chronicles the first week of rehearsals for TT's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON, FINDING NEVERLAND, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Headed to Kravis Center This Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce Kravis On Broadway's 10th Anniversary Season, which will present seven smash hits from the Great White Way, including several multiple Tony Award winners. (more...)

Photo Flash: Royalty Returns to 54 Below in THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Jenna Ushkowitz, Arielle Jacobs, Jackie Burns and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On Janury 29th, Broadway's Cinderella, two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted the fourth installment of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring Christy Altomare, Jenna Ushkowitz, Courtney Reed, Taylor Louderman, and more than a dozen more princesses, plus surprise guests Lesli Margherita and Derek Klena. Scroll down to see the esteemed ladies (and gentlemen) in action! (more...)

Melissa Errico to Sing from 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' at Transport Group Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Tony Award-nominated singer and actress Melissa Errico (who just finished an extended run in Irish Rep's critically acclaimed revival of Finian's Rainbow), has been added to the Transport Group's Benefit honoring Mary-Mitchell Campbell on Monday, February 6 at 6pm at The Times Center (242 West 41st Street). (more...)

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