Next to Normal on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission


Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Vanessa Williams Signs on for Broadway Series at the Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Vanessa Williams, the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar, will make her Broadway Up Close concert series debut at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 PM, co-starring SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Italy Awards Winners Announced - Alex Mastromarino, Mariangela Aruanno and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Italy winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW News: A Look at the State of the Theatre in DC with Jane Horwitz, Nelson Pressley and Celia Wren
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 9, 2017

For theatre lovers in our area, we always look forward to what our theatre companies have in store for us in their upcoming seasons. We look to see if there are any trends that stand out to us as audience members. We also see growth in many companies with each new season of shows. Anyone that's been following DC theatre for a while will notice how things have changed in the last twenty or thirty years. One of the biggest examples of this would be the clean up and revitalization of 14th Street, which had direct implications for Studio Theatre and Source. (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...)

LOVE FOR SALE Opens at Soho Playhouse Huron Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light. (more...)

Actors Co-op Present the Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the third show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman, choreography by Michelle Parrish and directed by Thomas James O'Leary (Next to Normal).  33 VARIATIONS will preview on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 19 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Sam Pinkleton, Mark Wendland & More Join SIGNIFICANT OTHER Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producers of the Broadway bound production of Significant Other have just announced that the full creative team from the sold out run at the Roundabout Theater Company will be joining playwright, Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) and director, Trip Cullman on the Great White Way next month. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maine Celebrates with BWW Winners
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jan 5, 2017

There was a buzz of excitement in theatres across the country on Wednesday, January 4, as Broadway World Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso announced each region's winners in the 2016 Broadway World Audience Choice Awards. Here in Maine within seconds of the postings, congratulations and comments poured in on social media and websites. Hoping to get a measure of the reaction, we contacted all the winners and took a sampling of responses to share with everyone. (more...)

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, BROADWAY BACKSTAGE and More Set for On Stage at Kingsborough This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2017 spring season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full 2016-2017 season began September 24, 2016 and runs through May 20, 2017. (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards Winners Announced - Bill Nolte Wins in Two Categories; MSMT Sweeps Awards for Second Year in a Row!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Maine winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Eric William Morris, Kelechi Ezie and More Set for 7th MADAME MATHIEU'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Eric William Morris (Mamma Mia, 'Blue Bloods'), and Kelechi Ezie (Book of Mormon - Tour) as the guests of honor at the first 2017 edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

BWW Recap: SoLuna Through The Years
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 3, 2017

It was indeed an emotional night at Long Island's SoLuna Studio annual holiday concert. As the Hauppauge venue turns more to their educational programming and Children's theatre - though not completely eliminating their main stage shows - owners Karen Braun and Megan Pietroforte took time with patrons to celebrate and reflect on their 5 years of wonderful theatre thus far. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt & Lauren Dreyfuss Perform 'Only Us'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The stars of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt and Lauren Dreyfuss stopped by NBC's TODAY this morning to perform from the hit show. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol to Pull Back the Curtain on PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Next month, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will continue its inaugural season with Private Lives, the award-winning romantic comedy about two couples that are intertwined in more ways than one. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Performs 'Waving Through a Window' on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Ben Platt, star of the hit Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN stopped by the 8 am hour of NBC's TODAY to perform 'Waving Through A Window.' (more...)

FRANK EVANS, Award-Winning Lyricist, Librettist, and Artistic Director of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, Dies at 70
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 2, 2017

As a musical theater librettist, lyricist and lifelong connoisseur of Broadway and Hollywood musicals, Frank Evans would have been extremely sad to learn about the passing of screen legend Debbie Reynolds on December 28. But given his sense of humor and ability for self-deprecation, Evans might have also gotten a perverse kick out of knowing he died on the same day as one of his film favorites. Franklin G. Evans, 70, died last Wednesday evening at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, Brooklyn, due to complications from multiple strokes that ravaged his brain over the last couple of months of 2016. Evans, who also suffered from Parkinson's-related dementia and diabetes, had spent the last year rehabilitating from a serious concussion sustained last December. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Fisher Theatre
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (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...)

MTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Headline Media Theatre's STAR STRUCK Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Tony award winner Alice Ripley will headline The Media Theatre's Star Struck Fundraising Gala on Saturday February 25 at 6pm at the theatre. (more...)

Judy McLane, Philip Hernandez Cast in Michael John LaChiusa's Reworked LOS OTROS at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Everyman Theatre has cast Judy McLane and Philip Hernandez for its upcoming spring production of Los Otros. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $200,000 To Support New Works Under A.C.T.'s New Strands
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that it has been awarded four grants totaling more than $200,000 to support the commission, development, and production of several new works under A.C.T.'s New Strands, including the upcoming world-premiere theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, opening at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater in February 2017. (more...)

Leslie Becker Gives Solo Concert at W Times Square 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

42 Seven Productions presents Broadway & Billboard artist Leslie Becker at Times Square's W Hotel on Monday, January 30. as part of the LIVE in the Living Room Series. (more...)

NAKED BOYS SINGING! to Heat Up Rochester This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre has announce a limited, three-week-only engagement of:  Naked Boys Singing!, January 27 - February 14. The American Vaudeville-style review premiered in 1998 and has been 'thrilling' audiences both in New York and around the globe ever since. (more...)

IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Will Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for 17th Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story. (more...)

GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT: La prima punk opera in Italia debutta a Novara
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Dopo Broadway e Londra, nel 2017 arriva finalmente in Italia "Green Day's American Idiot", il musical scritto da Billie Joe Armstrong, con le musiche dei Green Day. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents BEST OF BROADWAY: 2006-2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

???????The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents its annual musical revue, 'Best of Broadway: 2006-2010', from January 20-February 13, 2017. (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator readings are being presented with the extensive cooperation and support of the Pittsburgh CLO. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/13; FENCES in Salt Lake City, Exclusive FUN HOME in Denver, Harold Prince's CANDIDE and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

As we start our new year, we are offering a more comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which will now include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature COPENHAGEN in Washington, DC, FENCES in Salt Lake City, an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of FUN HOME in Denver and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Ready? Okay! Beck Center Presents BRING IT ON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present the regional premiere of Bring It On the Musical, the sixth annual collaboration with the esteemed Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program. (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...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Boho Theatre Opens 2017 Season with Timely Satire URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

BoHo Theatre begins its 2017 season with URINETOWN, Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis' satirical musical about corporate control, political greed, and the call of nature. In 2002, URINETOWN received Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score. The production is directed by BoHo Artistic Associate Stephen Schellhardt. Previously at BoHo, Schellhardt assistant directed last season's FUGITIVE SONGS and choreographed the critically-acclaimed DOGFIGHT (Jeff Award nomination). (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...)

The Huron Playhouse Announces Change to 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Huron Playhouse's 2017 season will open its 69th season with the classic Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical The Fantasticks. This production will replace the previously announced A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum due to unforeseen circumstances. (more...)

Chris McCarrell to Star in New Show THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Chris McCarrell, will star in a brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical this March at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Broadway's Alice Ripley to Headline ALICE AT ALICE's for Out Of The Box Theatrics
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Out Of The Box Theatrics presents Tony-Winner Alice Ripley in ALICE AT ALICE'S, which celebrates hits spanning Ripley's Broadway career, on Monday, February 6th (6:00pm) at Alice's Tea Cup III (220 East 81st Street). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rockland/Westchester Awards Winners Announced - Chris Manetakis, BJ Markus, NEXT TO NORMAL and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Rockland/Westchester winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Returning to SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, SpeakEasy Stage will remount its acclaimed production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for four additional weeks, December 30, 2016 - January 22, 2017. The entire original cast will return to the production, which has been hailed as 'a powerful and vivid reminder of racial injustice both past and present.' Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman Visits DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Actor Hugh Jackman made a trip to the theatre last night to see the latest hit, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

VIDEO: 2016 Highlight: Cynthia Erivo Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek & Justin Paul for 'You Will Be Found'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

At this year's Elsie Fest, Cynthia Erivo (THE COLOR PURPLE) took to the stage with Tony nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to perform the moving DEAR EVAN HANSEN Act One closing number 'You Will Be Found.' (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Sale Through Next November on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Good news for the New Year! DEAR EVAN HANSEN has just released announced a new block of tickets on sale through November 19, 2017. (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Perform on NBC's 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

NBC has announced that the cast of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN will perform on TODAY on Tuesday, January 3rd. (more...)

Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Headed to the Recording Studio This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Universal Stage Productions, the live theatre division of the world famous movie studio, has announced that Ghostlight Records will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL on January 8 & 9, 2017. (more...)

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