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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 31, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to the non-clock thing hanging on the wall - what's it called? Oh, yeah, a calendar (yeah, like we'd ever allow a calendar to hang on any wall under our control - today is May 31, 2017! It's another day to allow yourself to live life dramatically and to gain ownership of your own schedule for the rest of the week so you can be certain to get to the theater. Yesterday, in our never-ending quest to enlist all of you to write our daily column for us, we posted TODAY'S QUERY on Facebook, asking our gentle readers to weigh in or whether or not 'dressing for the theater' is de rigueur or is it more of a 'come as you are' nature. Little did we know that such a question could engender such passionate responses and we daresay rather passionate defenses of the wear-whatever-the-hell-you-want school of thought. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/31/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

New Musical by Andy Mientus, Alanis Morissette's JAGGED LITTLE PILL, Bedlam's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and More Coming to A.R.T. in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) just announced its 2017/18 season, which draws inspiration from pop art to a landmark alt-rock album, from poetry to classic literature. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: Teal Wicks in THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO at TRT
by Marina Kennedy - May 30, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Teal Wicks who will play Jo in 'The Ballad of Little Jo' at Two River Theater. Directed by the theater's Artistic Director, John Dias, the musical will be on the Red Bank stage from June 3rd to June 25th. (more...)

WOMEN OF THE WORLD to Bring Light to Female Composers at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'Women of the World' on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm. (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Announces Lottery for $25 Tickets in the First Two Rows
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced that a day-of-performance lottery for $25 seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section will be held for every performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, which is returning to Minneapolis as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season June 6-11 at the historic Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Ribbons Down Their Backs: The Supporting Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2017

Hello, Dolly! is one of the most famous Broadway star vehicles, and no production has yet made that clearer than the one with Bette Midler's name floating high atop the marquee (and the 'sold out' sign). But what about the supporting ladies that fill the stage alongside the whirlwind Dolly Levi? (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Next Up at Arts Center of Cannon County
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2017

Tara Winton directs, as Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County presents Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker. Opening Friday night, June 2, it runs through June 11. (more...)

PETER PAN Flies Into The Rose This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Audiences will be transported on a magical flight to Neverland for a swashbuckling musical that delivers non-stop action, spell-binding music and stunning choreography when Peter Pan takes flight at The Rose Theater, June 2-18, 2017.  (more...)

National Youth Theatre of Great Britain Marks 50 Years of New Writing, Welcomes HRH The Earl of Wessex
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

As the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) marks 50 years of commissioning new writing for young people, the organisation is delighted to announce new support from Pureland Foundation, founded by Bruno Wang, for the commissioning of upcoming writers and creation of new plays specifically for young people. (more...)

Mark Evans and Sally Ann Triplett to Lead THE FIX in Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the timely rock musical The Fix: In Concert for one night only, featuring an all-star cast, on Wednesday, August 9th at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Not Even Pixie Dust Could Get FINDING NEVERLAND off the Ground
by Libby Champion - Jun 8, 2017

Seeing the origin story of one of your favorite childhood stories should be exhilarating, exciting, and uplifting, right? Unfortunately, the touring production of FINDING Neverland playing at the Dr. Phillips Center this week is none of those things. (more...)

150 Young Artists Join All-Star Broadway Cast In ARTS FOR AUTISM Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Educational Travel Adventures (ETA) and Believe NYC, organizations that enrich the lives of young people through travel and performance opportunities, announce the return of Arts for Autism, hosted by Tony Award® winner Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Tickets On Sale Friday, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that Disney's ALADDIN, will launch the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season when it makes its Minnesota premiere Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Oct. 8 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) for a limited engagement of four weeks. The official opening night is Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Feature: Top 10 Reasons to see FINDING NEVERLAND at the Dr. Phillips Center
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 6, 2017

This week FINDING Neverland takes the stage as the final show in the 2016 - 2017 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. It's been a great season and next year's promises to be even better. FINDING Neverland started touring in October 2016 after a decent Broadway run. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 7
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Alfie Boe Joins The Who's Pete Townshend's 'Classic Quadrophenia' Tour in U.S.
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

It was announced today that The Who's Pete Townshend is transporting Classic Quadrophenia to U.S. audiences this September for a series of four special performances featuring music legends Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, and acclaimed tenor and musical theater star Alfie Boe. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Single Carrot Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Single Carrot Theatre is thrilled to announce its eleventh season, a diverse series of adaptations, new works, and collaborative efforts. Season 11 subverts and re-frames familiar figures and figureheads by challenging what we thought we knew.  (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 5, 2017

Finding Neverland A Favorite For Young And Young At Heart (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN at The Rose Theatre-A Delight For All Ages
by Natalie McGovern - Jun 4, 2017

Although tailored for children, adults will enjoy this classic that reminisces back to a yesteryear of childhood and imagination, in the perpetual fantasy world of Neverland. (more...)

Lael Van Keuren to Perform Two Free Concerts at Dallas & Plano Central Markets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced two free performances by Broadway star Lael Van Keuren at Dallas and Plano Central Market locations on Saturday, June 24. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

Deborah Cox-Led THE BODYGUARD Musical to Make North Texas Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth have announced a co-presentation of the first U.S. national tour hit musical THE BODYGUARD, to play at the Music Hall at Fair Park July 18-30, 2017. This sensational production will then head over to Fort Worth, where it will play at Bass Performance Hall August 1-6, 2017. (more...)

Oxygen to Present Special 4-Night Event THE JURY SPEAKS, Beg. 7/22
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Oxygen Media, the new network for crime fans, launches a special four-night television event about the verdicts that stunned the nation with THE JURY SPEAKS beginning Saturday, July 22 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for LEGALLY BLONDE at Broadway Method Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Time to get whipped into shape! On Monday, June 19, Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield County's premier musical theater training program, began rehearsal for their July production of the hit blockbuster musical, Legally Blonde. See brand-new photos of the cast and creatives at their first rehearsal below.   (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/13/2017 - 6/20/2017
by - Jun 20, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/13/2017 - 6/20/2017. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

FUN HOME Rounds Out Arden Theatre Company's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announces final additions to the 2017/18 30th Anniversary Season. Just announced today, the season will close with the Tony-Award winning musical, FUN HOME. An additional production, the international, off-Broadway hit EVERY BRILLIANT THING, will run as the inaugural production in the Selma M. and Robert J. Horan Studio Theatre in the Hamilton Family Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jamie LaVerdiere and More in Terrence Mann-Helmed 1776 at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents the Tony Award-winning musical '1776,' from the book by Peter Stone, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards. Directed by Artistic Director and three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann, '1776' is the first show of the 2017 Nutmeg Summer Series and stars Broadway's verterans Jamie LaVerdiere and Gaelen Gilliland as John and AbiGail Adams, Richard Henry as Benjamin Franklin and Adam Harrington as John Dickinson. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A Sweet Treat! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Original Broadway Cast Album Available Digitally Today; In-Stores 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is available digitally today and will be available in-stores Friday, June 23, 2017. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Broadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Tony Award winning production 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, will perform on 'Good Morning America' on Tuesday, June 20 in the 8:30am half hour. (more...)

Magic, Real-Life Inspiration and Funk to Take the Stage at New Victory Theater This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The New Victory Theater announces its 22nd season as New York's premier performing arts venue entirely devoted to kids and families. From October 13, 2017 through June 17, 2018, The New Victory Theater will feature seven American companies amongst its 15 productions from around the globe, including three world premieres and five U.S. premieres. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Moves the Earth at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Jun 14, 2017

The opening Overture's combination of 'I Feel the Earth Move' flowing directly in to 'Jazz Man' set the audience's hook (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 14, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 14, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Kelsey Grammer to Star in LA Opera's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Kelsey Grammer will make his LA Opera debut in the company's 2018 production of Candide, composer Leonard Bernstein's 1956 Broadway classic.  (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Celebrates 9 Years with All Star Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

John Davidson to Join FINDING NEVERLAND Tour as 'Captain Hook'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) will begin performances in Finding Neverland on Tuesday, June 27th at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)

Cast Announced for Out of the Box Theatrics' 'MATT AND MATTE' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Out of the Box Theatrics has announced the cast of their upcoming concert 'Which Comes First: The Music and Lyrics of Matt and Matte.' (more...)

WAITRESS to Waft Fresh Baked Goodness Into the Cadillac Palace Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced WAITRESS will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited three-week engagement July 3 - 22, 2018. (more...)

John Davidson Announced in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) is thrilled to begin performances in Finding Neverland on Tuesday, June 27th at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)

BWW Review: TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 11, 2017

Asolo Repertory Offers Another Unique Production With Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Casting for ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced today the complete cast of its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.   (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Sensory-Friendly Performance of MUSIC OF FLIGHT AND FANTASY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra third sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Music of Flight and Fantasy,” Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make its highly anticipated return to the Boston Opera House. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.  THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will play a limited three week engagement at the Boston Opera House September 13 - October 1, 2017 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 1, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, June 1, 2017 - or, as we like to call it #TheaterThursday, 'June is busting out all over…' as a song from Carousel reminds us, and there's no better way to kick off a new month than by planning our theater outings for the weekend! Tomorrow night at Cumberland County Playhouse, the company, cast and crew unveil the 2017 model of Smoke on the Mountain, which marks the 24th year of the musical playing in Crossville. Weslie Webster directs and her cast includes Daniel W. Black and Lauren Marshall as Sanders family father and mother Burl and Vera. (more...)

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