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Brelby's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Takes Glendale by Storm 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

About his (and Ridley Pearson's) prequel to Peter Pan, writer/humorist Dave Barry said, 'When you write for adults, unless you happen to write some kind of transcendent classic, it's pretty much forgotten within a few months. But kids read a book, and tell their friends, and tell their brothers and their sisters, and they read it again. There's a lot longer shelf life.' (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

Kiesza Premieres Her Brand New Track and Video 'Dearly Beloved' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Kiesza, whose landmark multi-platinum worldwide smash “Hideaway” netted nearly 500 million global streams, premieres her brand new track and video,“Dearly Beloved” today! (more...)

Practice Makes Perfect! Rehearsals Start Next Week for GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 9, for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Chats Sondheim's 'Challenging' BUNUEL Melodies; Musical to Bow This Fall Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Stephen Sondheim's new songs have stumped a seasoned performer, writes the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Gary Barlow and the Cast of THE GIRLS Perform "Sunflower"
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2017

Watch Gary Barlow and the cast of The Girls in the recording studio perform the song 'Sunflowers' from Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's musical The Girls. (more...)

BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET Exclusively at Jeanne Rimsky Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

It's an all-new event created exclusively for the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Producer Stephen DeAngelis brings five of Broadway's finest vocalists to recreate their signature musical moments from their long-running roles in the Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals you know and love. They'll also share backstage stories and take questions from the audience. (more...)

More Broadway Villains Sign on for 'ICY HEARTS CLUB' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots; Classic Whitney: Alive!), Denis Lambert (Doctor Zhivago; A Chorus Line), Sharone Sayegh (The Band's Visit; Mamma Mia), and Ari'el Stachel (The Band's Visit) join the cast of The Broadway Villains Party: Icy Hearts Club Edition at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

2017 - 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season To Be Announced February 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The roster of shows that will make up the 2017-2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season will be officially announced.  (more...)

Photo Flash: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Goes All-Female with Shoshana Bean, Morgan James and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Just last night, producers Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard presented a female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland).  (more...)

Conjo Players Theatre Releases Exciting News About ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Conjo Players Theatre has released exciting news about ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre (more...)

PARAMOUR Stars Will Be High-Flying Headliners at BROADWAY AT W This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

This Sunday, January 22nd, Broadway at W kicks off the 2017 Season with the high-flying return of Broadway's Cirque du Soleil Paramour. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Makes You Want to Fly
by Trevor Durham - Jan 13, 2017

A two and a half hour marathon of absurdism, clever dancing around endless prop pieces, Peter and the Starcatcher is the most intriguing theatrical experiment an audience could have ever envisioned from such a colorful flight to Neverland. (more...)

BWW Interview: Crystal Kellogg of FINDING NEVERLAND
by Harmony Wheeler - Jan 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld San Francisco talks with Crystal Kellogg, Mary Barrie and the understudy for Sylvia in Finding Neverland. Kellogg joins the tour after performing in the Broadway production and tells us about changes to the musical, the history behind the story and her own personal connection to the Bay Area. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME is Casting Peter Pan's 'Tiger Lily'
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

ABC's fairytale-themed drama ONCE UPON A TIME is currently casting Tiger Lily, the princess from PETER PAN. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Transport Group's Starry 'EVENING WITH MARY-MITCHELL CAMPBELL' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Single performance-only tickets are now on sale for Transport Group's benefit, featuring performances from multiple-time Tony, Emmy, and Drama Desk Award nominees Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Groff, Titus Burgess, Debra Monk, Sierra Boggess and her sister, Summer Boggess, and Raul Esparza. (more...)

BWW Review: Cute but Uninspired FINDING NEVERLAND at Paramount
by Jay Irwin - Jan 11, 2017

Lord, save us from pop songwriters who think they can write musical theater. Sure, some transition successfully but this would not be the case for Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy who have given us the completely unmemorable "Finding Neverland", currently playing at the Paramount Theatre. And if the lackluster music weren't enough, the show is also weighed down by a book from James Graham and direction from Diane Paulus who it seems had no idea what story they wanted to tell as there seemed to be two distinct shows happening and neither of them were very good. (more...)

Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation Presents a Special One Night Only Benefit Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Philanthropy and stellar entertainment take center stage as the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation  (REAF) presents a special one-night-only benefit cabaret to raise funds for The Richmond /Ermet Aid Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

THE KING AND I Comes to Seattle 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announce that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I that will play Seattle's Paramount Theatre from January 24 through February 3, 2017. (more...)

National Tour of HAMILTON Comes to Minneapolis in 2018-2019 Season at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that the national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Minneapolis at the historic Orpheum Theatre as part of the 2018-2019 Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

Lesli Margherita and Max Crumm to Star in SNOW WAY OUT Reading at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The hilarious new holiday musical Snow Way Out has been selected to close out the York Theatre Company's reading series for 2016 with a one-time only star-studded reading on December 19th at 2:00 PM at The York Theatre, 619 Lexington Ave (E. 54th Street) on the lower level of Saint Peter's Church. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Michael Luwoye to Perform at A.R.T.'s 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The American Repertory Theater announced today the details for its annual gala to be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont Street, Boston.  (more...)

Booking Now Open for Relaxed Performance of PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

All children, except one, grow up... When Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him reattach it. In return she is invited to Neverland - where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. (more...)

Teens Invited to A NIGHT IN NEVERLAND at DreamWrights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Seventeen-year-old Paige Gross has attended all of the teen dances at DreamWrights. She and her friends have enjoyed them so much that she decided to take matters into her own hands. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Songs That Sum Up the Holiday Season
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Dec 7, 2016

Merry December, Drama Kids! This is the month in which we replace our mugs of throat coat with mugs of hot chocolate and sit in Holiday Cabaret techs for hours. Our celebrations are particularly shiny this time of year-so here comes a Songs That Sum Up With Lots of Tinsel. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN, National Theatre, 2 December 2016
by Gary Naylor - Dec 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show soar, like Peter, beyond expectations - a delight for all the family. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 4, 2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

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

Cast of off-Broadway's CAGNEY Proves 'The Show Must Go On'!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The cast of off-Broadway's hit musical CAGNEY, which follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to one of Hollywood's brightest stars, proved the old adage that the show must go on. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Robert Creighton (Cagney), and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) will join some of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar® and Tony® Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Jancuska Leads /A•STIR/ Labs with Works by Alexander Sage Oyen, Rebekah M. Allen and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

The fall 2016 season of /A•STIR/ which included development of five new musicals, wrapped this week. The mission of the /A•STIR/ is to introduce movement as a narrative tool to writers, composers, directors, and producers of projects in the early writing and development stages. Scroll down for photos!  (more...)

BWW Review: BWW Award Winner and Tony Winning Jersey Boys Star JOHN LLOYD YOUNG Continues to Rock Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Dec 28, 2016

Actor/singer John Lloyd Young, best known for his Tony-winning portrayal of Frankie Valli in the original Broadway musical Jersey Boys and for his performance in the 2014 film, performs monthly at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Like all the other shows, his December 27th performance was sold out, with fans from around the globe coming out to hear his incredible voice and to purchase his solo CD My Turn. It is absolutely amazing to see how enthusiastically the fans respond to his first entrance onstage, and how they scream and stand up after many of the show's songs. He is revered and idolized almost as much as yesteryear's Elvis or Michael Jackson. And the ladies present...I am happy to say, are not that young. They are middle age and up, some in their 60s and 70s. These ladies whoop it up and jump to their feet and feel the music. Yeah! (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Soars Into the Buell Theatre
by Felicia Tassone - Dec 22, 2016

Finding Neverland is based off the Oscar winning film starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. It tells the story of J.M. Barrie (Kevin Kern), a playwright who is seeking inspiration to write his next play. The problem, there are no ideas flowing. One day, in a park in London, Barrie sees four boys playing and they spark his interest. He has forgotten to use his imagination to write. The boys introduce Barrie to their mother Sylvia (Christine Dwyer), and as Barrie's marriage starts to fall to pieces, he grows romantic feelings for Sylvia. All the while, Barrie gets the inspiration to write his next big hit - "Peter Pan." (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for THE BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY: ICY HEARTS CLUB EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Broadway Villains Party: ICY HEARTS CLUB EDITION on February 15th, 2017, at 7:00 and 9:30pm. If Valentine's Day gets you down, or you're the type that would generally prefer a dozen long-stemmed dead roses and a box of "mind your own business," then the return of the Broadway Villains Party is your antidote to Cupid's saccharine sweetness. After the success of the initial villainous soiree in the fall, your favorite baddies are back and feeling more evil than ever! The villains of Broadway are back to cure your wintry woes - with cobwebs, hexes, and a bevy of songs in minor keys. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/13/2016 - 12/20/2016
by - Dec 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/13/2016 - 12/20/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the European Debut of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Audiences will take an unforgettable journey through the Neverland they never knew this Christmas, as Northampton's Royal stage is transformed for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, now through 31 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Animal Trainer Bill Berloni Tames Hounds in A CHRISTMAS STORY at Virginia Rep
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

Broadway dog trainer Bill Berloni isn't just a Tony Honoree - he's also a true animal lover. In the video below, learn more about his history training Broadway's most famous dogs, and how he brought Moose and Reba to the Virginia Repertory Theatre stage in A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Coming to Seattle Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount is pleased to announce that FINDING Neverland will play The Paramount Theatre from January 10 - 15, 2017. Tickets for the Seattle engagement are available at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $30. (more...)

BWW Review: Remarkable FINDING NEVERLAND at The FOX
by Chris Gibson - Dec 16, 2016

If you're looking for spectacular entertainment that fills you with wonder then look no further; FINDING Neverland is the show for you. This would be a very good show based solely on the book (James Graham) and music (music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy) that it features, but it goes far beyond that in conjuring up an absolutely remarkable theatrical experience. Based on THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN, by Allan Knee, as well as the eponymous motion picture, this is a marvelously cast, tune-filled excursion into the imagination of J.M. Barrie. It's really a must-see show, so catch it while you can! (more...)

Katie Leclerc & Manon Matthews Team for Holiday-Themed Romantic Comedy HOLIDAY BREAKUP
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Katie Leclerc of ABC Family's “Switched at Birth” and Social Media star Manon Mathews are teaming up for a quirky holiday-themed romantic comedy HOLIDAY BREAKUP, premiering on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, Vimeo (more...)

Debbie Gravitte, Orfeh, Keala Settle and More Join All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Concert; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Producers Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard have announced the full cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Tituss Burgess, Jonathan Groff and More Slated for Transport Group's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Transport Group's 2017 gala will honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Performers scheduled to appear to pay tribute include Kristin Chenoweth, Titus Burgess, Raul Esparza, Jonathan Groff, Debra Monk and more. (more...)

Breaking News: We've Got the Low Down- Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Will Lead Manhattan Concert Productions' CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions has just announced lead casting for their 25th anniversary concert version of Gershwin's musical comedy Crazy for You. Tony award nominees Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes, will co-star as Bobby Child and Polly Baker for this one night only event at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will direct the Tony Award-winning Crazy for You 25 years to the day from its opening night on Broadway. The performance features Stroman's choreography from the original production, a chorus of 240 singers from across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Following the success of The Secret Garden earlier this year, Crazy for You marks the fifth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions' critically acclaimed Broadway Series that has also included Parade, Titanic, and Ragtime. (more...)

BWW Interview: Katie Davis Shines as 'Star To Be' in ANNIE Tour
by Christopher Castanho - Dec 13, 2016

Katie Davis, a recent graduate from Belmont University's Musical Theatre program, is portraying the featured ensemble member 'Star To Be', a young and optimistic actress who just moved to the dazzling 'NYC'. Davis has been noted as being a 'standout' ensemble member from the Chicago Theatre Review. I was lucky enough to sit down and check in with Katie on how her experience being on the Annie National Tour is going. (more...)

Barrett Doss & More Will Join Andy Karl in GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Producers Whistle Pig, Columbia Live Stage, and The Dodgers, with Michael Watt, are pleased to announce casting for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

Tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on Sale This Month in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The New Orleans Theatre Association has announced individual tickets for FINDING Neverland go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. (more...)

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