BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2015BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2015
by - Sep 4, 2015

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

Photo Coverage: Inside THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour's Performance Preview!Photo Coverage: Inside THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour's Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - Sep 4, 2015

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, hits the road for a national tour. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. BroadwayWorld brings you shots of the meet and greet below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Cast Meets the Press!FREEZE FRAME: THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Cast Meets the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 3, 2015

The cast of the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, which wool soon hit the road, has just met the press - and BroadwayWorld was on hand. Check out a first look at Ashley Brown, Ben Davis, and Kerstin Anderson all together below! (more...)

West End Stars Join Cast of MONSIEUR POPULAR at The Ustinov Studio This AutumnWest End Stars Join Cast of MONSIEUR POPULAR at The Ustinov Studio This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath is delighted to announce the cast for the first production in its autumn 2015 season, Eugene Marin Labiche's MONSIEUR POPULAR, directed by Jeremy Sams. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!
by Walter McBride - Sep 3, 2015

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, hits the road for a national tour. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements.  BroadwayWorld brings you shots of the meet and greet below! (more...)

BWW TV: Newcomer Kerstin Anderson, Ashley Brown & Ben Davis Preview Upcoming National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC!BWW TV: Newcomer Kerstin Anderson, Ashley Brown & Ben Davis Preview Upcoming National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 3, 2015

The cast of the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, which wool soon hit the road, has just met the press - and BroadwayWorld was on hand. Below, check out a very first look at Ashley Brown, Ben Davis, and Kerstin Anderson in rehearsal! (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Takes Brief Time Away from THE KING AND I; Standby Betsy Morgan in the WingsKelli O'Hara Takes Brief Time Away from THE KING AND I; Standby Betsy Morgan in the Wings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

There's a new Anna Leonowens taking over in THE KING AND I on Broadway this week - at least for a few performances. (more...)

New Wolsey Theatre's SWEET CHARITY Begins TomorrowNew Wolsey Theatre's SWEET CHARITY Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich has today announced the cast of their new actor-musician production of SWEET CHARITY, which runs from Thursday 3 to Saturday 26 September 2015, directed by Artistic Director Peter Rowe. (more...)

BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, Phillipa Soo and More Head to 54 Below This OctoberBROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, Phillipa Soo and More Head to 54 Below This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September and October, 54 Below presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Sierra Boggess and Steven Pasquale Will Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein with the NY PopsSierra Boggess and Steven Pasquale Will Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein with the NY Pops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

On October 9, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will open its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The concert honors the duo's timeless work, which has captured the hearts of every generation of music lovers, and will feature guest artists Sierra Boggess and Steven Pasquale. The program will feature numbers from all eleven of the collaborations between Rodgers and Hammerstein. Selections will include 'A Wonderful Guy' and 'Some Enchanted Evening' from South Pacific, 'The Sound of Music' from The Sound of Music, and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' from Oklahoma!. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman TheaterWEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for WEST SIDE STORY.  Performances begin on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This WeekPRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of Prince of Broadway will begin rehearsals on Thursday, September 3 in New York City.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Short North Stage's A LITTLE NIGHT GALAPhoto Coverage: Inside Short North Stage's A LITTLE NIGHT GALA
by Jerri Shafer - Aug 31, 2015

Short North Stage celebrated its 2015-16 season on Friday, August 28 with A Little Night Gala, an evening of late summer elegance and music inspired by its opening production, Stephen Sondheim's rapturous romantic classic A Little Night Music. VIP guests enjoyed a wine and cocktail reception with a special performance on the main stage. Delectable samplings of food from local restaurants, specialty cocktails, and an enticing array of silent auction items were served followed by a sneak peak at their upcoming season, featuring some of your favorite Short North Stage performers. (more...)

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Music Director James R. Cassidy close the Symphony's 20th anniversary Summer Series in Devou Park, Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a free program dubbed "The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber." Composers Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber (who coincidently have the same birthday - March 22) ruled the boards on Broadway and the West End for most of the 1970s-80s compiling hit song after hit song in a string of award winning musicals. Home-grown bonafide Broadway stars Pamela Myers and Jessica Hendy will be featured, singing the hit tunes of these living legends. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with the Costume Designer of Huntington Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with the Costume Designer of Huntington Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work, led by Tony and Olivier nominee Haydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway's Stephen Bogardus and Lauren Molina. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Check out the video below on outfitting the cast in the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

BWW Preview: Utah Rep to Stage AMADEUS, 9/11BWW Preview: Utah Rep to Stage AMADEUS, 9/11
by Blair Howell - Aug 28, 2015

Utah Repertory Theater Company announces its production of AMADEUS, one of the most acclaimed and popular productions of the 20th century. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in JapanJason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now, the show's official website has unveiled the Act I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies, The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live! and Smash. Their Broadway credits include Promises, Promises and How to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits include Hairspray, Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun and Footloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation of Pippin and much more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Molina, Stephen Bogardus, Haydn Gwynne and More in Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Molina, Stephen Bogardus, Haydn Gwynne and More in Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work, led by Tony and Olivier nominee Haydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway's Stephen Bogardus and Lauren Molina. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.  BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

THE REALISH HOUSEWIVES OF EDINA Set for New Century TheatreTHE REALISH HOUSEWIVES OF EDINA Set for New Century Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today the full cast The Realish Housewives of Edina: A Parody. The brand new comedy, filled with heavy doses of brawls, booze and botox, is coming to the Trust's New Century Theatre September 24-November 15 with oodles of hometown reality in this totally original-and outlandish-parody performance. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase and for more information, call 612.455.9501, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org, or buy in person (no service fees) at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave., street level, City Center) in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with the classic romantic comedy Bus Stop by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge, running September 29-October 18.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Broadway veteran Mark Jacoby joined by Mike Boland, Linda Elizabeth, Barbara McCullough, Bruce Sabath, David Sitler, Grant Struble, and Jessica Wagner. (more...)

Patina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 SeasonPatina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 12th season of presenting world-renowned popular musical performers announces the 2015-2016 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room. (more...)

Watch: UK's MDNGHT Unveils 'Into The Night' Music VideoWatch: UK's MDNGHT Unveils 'Into The Night' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Manchester dance collective MDNGHT have unveiled their new video for 'Into The Night', filmed on location in LA and the stunning backdrop of Joshua Tree. The single is out September 25th on MUK Records and is already making waves in their home country. (more...)

NEWSIES Reunion, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekNEWSIES Reunion, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Gemma Oaten, Lauren Varnham, Bradley Jaden, Joe Tracini & More Join Scott Alan's Hippodrome ResidencyGemma Oaten, Lauren Varnham, Bradley Jaden, Joe Tracini & More Join Scott Alan's Hippodrome Residency
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan returns to London for a two-week residency at The Hippodrome Casino. Featuring a different guest each night, the nine concerts will celebrate Alan's work in nights filled with heartfelt songs, the stories behind them and many surprises. Tickets are now on sale here. (more...)

New Musical BRUSH STROKES Set for NY THEISPIS Theater FestivalNew Musical BRUSH STROKES Set for NY THEISPIS Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Brush Strokes is a new musical that has been selected for the NY THEISPIS Theater Festival. Performances are at the Hudson Guild Theater, 411 West 26th street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), NYC. The cast for the new musical us Joy Franz, Chuck Muckle and Hanah Seusy. The musical is written by Stephen Chinlund & Jim Semmelman; with music by Bert Draesel; and lyrics by Jim Semmelman. It is directed by Kathleen O'Neill, with set design by April Bartlet, lighting designer by Dan Henry, and the musical director is Kenneth Gartman. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 24-30, Featuring Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING, Ben Thompson, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 24-30, Featuring Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING, Ben Thompson, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 23, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Newsboys of New York Reunite at 54 Below!; Mike Schwitter; Ben Thompson; Willemijn Verkaik; and Spring & Summer: Spring Awakening Cast Reunion. (more...)

Austin Playhouse Presents THE REAL THING, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and More in New SeasonAustin Playhouse Presents THE REAL THING, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and More in New Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Austin Playhouse's 16th season opens this September with two classics: Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and the beloved romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story. They're joined by four regional premieres, including Austin Playwright C. Denby Swanson's The Norwegians, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced, a moving, jazz-infused play about baseball legend Satchel Paige, and a hilarious spoof on Victorian adventurers, The Explorers Club. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage, plus a shot of the team on opening night, last night, August 21, 2015. The cast and crew gathered at Bintliff's Restaurant in Ogunquit for a lively after party! (more...)

I LEFT MY HEART AT THEATER CAMP Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekI LEFT MY HEART AT THEATER CAMP Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Craving a show after the show?  54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event:  (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

 On Monday, September 28, 2015, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar will perform in "A Cabaret Evening" at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House® New York. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, the benefit will start with a champagne reception at 5:30PM followed by dinner and performance at 6:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Jack Studio TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

TV favourite Su Pollard, joined by Marianne Benedict (Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Wizard of OZ and We Will Rock You) and Grant McConvey (Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year) just started rehearsing for the 2015 London revival of SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, opening Friday 11 September and playing through 26 September 2015 at the Jack Studio Theatre. Scroll down for a sneak peek at rehearsals! (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month: HAMILTON's Phillipa SooBWW Interview - Debut of the Month: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 20, 2015

Today, Phillipa Soo speaks exclusively with BWW and fills us in on the exciting events which have transpired over the past several months. (more...)

Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets. Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lena Hall, Ciara Renee, Corey Cott & More at BROADWAY SINGS BRUNO MARS!STAGE TUBE: Watch Lena Hall, Ciara Renee, Corey Cott & More at BROADWAY SINGS BRUNO MARS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2015

Last month, twenty of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in Broadway Sings Bruno Mars, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings series. The tribute series takes the music of well-known music icons and creates new, unique arrangements and orchestrations by twisting the style to fit the strength of the performer. Previous concerts have included Adele, Stevie Wonder, and Justin Timberlake; this November, producer Corey Mach (Godspell, Wicked) and music director Joshua Stephen Kartes will present Broadway Sings Sara Bareilles.? (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season RosterHouston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Prince of Players by eminent American composer Carlisle Floyd, the Lynn Wyatt Great Artist for 2015–16; Dvoák's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro; a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and The Root of the Wind is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary AwardsStephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library have announced that the 16th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Award will be presented to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Universally heralded for his immense contributions to musical theater in a career spanning more than 50 years, Sondheim will be honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at The Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. (more...)

Huntington & Coolidge Corner Theatre's 'Stage & Screen' Series to Kick Off 9/3Huntington & Coolidge Corner Theatre's 'Stage & Screen' Series to Kick Off 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $12 ($9 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline. (more...)

Amanda McBroom to Get UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL at 54 Below This FallAmanda McBroom to Get UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL at 54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Amanda McBroom -- American international theater and cabaret performer and writer of the hit song, "The Rose"  -- will return to 54 Below on September 30th and October 1st at 7pm with her new show, Up Close and Personal, featuring unheard songs from her own songwriter's trunk, plus music by some of her favorite writers including Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Fran Landesman, John Bucchino, Jacques Brel and more. (more...)

Three-Time Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Coming to NJPAC, 10/16Three-Time Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Coming to NJPAC, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with broadway luminary Bernadette Peters, a three-time Tony winner and seven-time nominee, performs her timeless, signature songs, from A Little Night Music and Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, under the musical direction of Marvin Laird. Friday, October 16, 2015 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This FallBucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

Much-Buzzed-About PRINCE OF BROADWAY to Premiere Exclusively at Tokyo Theatre Orb, Oct. 23Much-Buzzed-About PRINCE OF BROADWAY to Premiere Exclusively at Tokyo Theatre Orb, Oct. 23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Umeda Arts Theater will present the World Premiere of 'PRINCE OF BROADWAY'. The show celebrates the legendary career of Harold Prince, whose 21 Tony wins reflect his status as Broadway's most influential director and producer. This extraordinary musical premieres in Japan, before anywhere else in the world. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next WeekOgunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage August 19 to September 19. This high voltage rock 'n roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' 'Fever,' 'Folsom Prison Blues,' 'Hound Dog' and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

Songs from FIDDLER, CABARET, PHANTOM and More Set for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in JapanSongs from FIDDLER, CABARET, PHANTOM and More Set for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now, the show's official website has unveiled the Act I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Ease on down the road to Central Park for a WIZ reunion! (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

Cast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This FallCast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team and dates for the American Premiere of TRUCK STOP by Lachlan Philpott, opening Monday October 5, 8 pm running through October 24 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Directed by Marilee Talkington, this production marks Lachlan Philpott's first fully produced play in the United States. Philpott is an award-winning playwright in Australia whose plays have been extensively developed at American theaters including San Francisco's ACT, Crowded Fire Theater and the Magic. (more...)

Broadway at the Beach! 4 GIRLS 4 Comes to the Jersey Shore This WeekendBroadway at the Beach! 4 GIRLS 4 Comes to the Jersey Shore This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

When four dynamic, award-winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together in concert for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, laughter and memories. You'll be delighted by the biggest hits from their Tony Award-winning shows and performances. Produced by Wayne J. Gmitter and Production Manager Patrick Rinn, 4 GIRLS 4 will play at Ocean Grove on Saturday, August 15 at 8 PM.  (more...)

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