Oklahoma! on Tour


The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announces 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

A panel of nationally recognized judges-including casting director Michael Donovan, producer, director and choreographer Andy Ferrara, and actress Wendy Rosoff-announced the 2017 winners of The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors held last night at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Bring Intimate Evening of Song to Aurora's Paramount Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

No matter if she's a good witch on Broadway, a sassy press secretary on TV or a show-stopping singer on stage, Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth is always absolutely mesmerizing. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2017

Today's subject Natascia Diaz is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the whore with a heart Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Joe Calarco. The production runs through July 2nd. Previously she appeared at Signature in West Side Story, The Threepenny Opera (2015 Hayes Award nomination), and Kiss of the Spider Woman. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Let Imaginations Run Wild with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

STAGES St. Louis returns to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights with a highly inspirational Theatre for Young Audiences production, Seussical. Join the Cat in the Hat and friends June 14th through July 2nd and celebrate the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community in the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss. (more...)

Erik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Erik Ehn's Quiet House directed by Glory Kadigan premieres June 23 at the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (The Festivity runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC). (more...)


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Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre presents I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Stoneham Theatre concludes its 17th Season with the mouth-watering new comedy I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, starring Kerri Jill Garbis and directed by Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winner Ilyse Robbins. Adapted by Jacques Lamarre from the memoir by Giulia Melucci, performances of this one-woman show run from June 8 - 25, 2017. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00pm. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Brisbane Season Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Get in quick as tickets go on sale today for the Brisbane season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!    (more...)

6th Annual HSMTA Winners Announced at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - May 23, 2017

6th Annual HSMTA Winners Announced at Dallas Summer Musicals (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig
by Behind the Curtain - May 22, 2017

Everything today is thoroughly Hal....Luftig, that is! Four time Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career of hits including THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, LEGALLY BLONDE, and KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

KING O' THE MOON Comes to Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over the Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

Charlotte Wakefield Boards UK Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU as 'Polly'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin have announced that Charlotte Wakefield will play 'Polly' in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre's acclaimed production of 'CRAZY FOR YOU'. Charlotte joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' and Caroline Flack as 'Irene'. 'CRAZY FOR YOU' opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to my iPhone today is Monday, 22 May 2017 - the weekend, busy as it was, is over and we're left hankering for a few days off in order to relax and rejuvenate…which makes us ponder this musical question: What are your plans for next weekend? In our mind, of course, our mama is warning us that such queries are symptomatic of us 'wishing [our] life away,' as she would always admonish us to live in the now instead of trying to leap-frog over the next five days. So sayeth my beloved mama: 'Live life dramatically.' Therefore, a nap might have to suffice… (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

Mt. Eddy Shares New Track 'Working Title'; Debut Album 'Chroma' Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Oakland quartet MT. EDDY today released 'Working Title', the second track off their forthcoming debut album Chroma  Alternative Press premiered the track, which is available now via Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes. Starting today, Chroma is available for pre-order HERE. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 19, 2017

I have great advice for The Gershwin Trust, those descendants of George and Ira who have clipped coupons all their lives by virtue of the brothers' genius and copywrite law. They wrote 17 Broadway shows. Only one, GIRL CRAZY (rewritten and renamed CRAZY FOR YOU, compiled without input from The Trust in 1992 and choreographed by Candlelight's own superstar Sue Stroman) is produced contemporarily (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free. Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212/714-7628, or e-mailing TRUVoicesReservations@gmail.com. The three selected works are as follows: (more...)

PLAIN AND FANCY to Open 31st Season at The Round Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Plain and Fancy will begin its 31st Anniversary season at The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres on Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00.  With over 3,700 performances before more than 355,000 patrons, it has become one of the longest running musicals anywhere. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)

Linkin Park's 'One More Light' Out Today, Listening Party & Band Q&A Set for Social Platforms
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Linkin Park's seventh studio album, One More Light, is available everywhere via Warner Bros Records. In support of the dynamic 10-track release, the band will be kicking off the North American leg of their One More Light World Tour (produced by Live Nation) July 27 in Boston. (more...)

Chuck E. Cheese's' Celebrates 40 Years Of Fun With The 'Biggest Birthday Ever'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Chuck E. Cheese's has been the ultimate destination for birthday parties since it opened its door in 1977 and today hosts more than 10 million guests at birthday parties annually. Now, the family dining and entertainment leader is excited to host the 'Biggest Birthday Ever' in honor of its own birthday. On May 19, all 550 U.S. and Canadian Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants will join together to celebrate 40 years of fun by giving out more than 120,000 pieces of birthday cake, 40 tickets to every child and a free birthday party blower for all, in an attempt to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TM title for the Most people blowing party blowers simultaneously (multiple venues). (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: It's All About the Pink for WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

It's been eleven years since two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole has graced the Broadway stage in a musical. Now she's back and better than ever as cosmetics icon Elizabeth Arden in War Paint. Below, watch as she explains why she's so grateful to be back at the Tonys party! (more...)

OTX Opens Inaugural Season with SPIRIT OF THE TRAIL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The newly formed Orchard Theatre of Texas (OTX) is proud to present the World Premiere of Spirit of the Trail, a musical celebration of the heart and soul of the legendary Chisholm Trail, whose 150th anniversary is being celebrated this year in cities throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Spirit of the Trail will open on Thursday June 1 at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum. Beginning June 8, the show will start a 5-week run at the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, where it will play Thursdays through Sundays through July 9. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Woody Allen's Only Musical and Spotify
by Behind the Curtain - May 18, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Woody Allen's only movie musical & a great resource for obscure cast recordings! (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Welcomes Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has appointed acclaimed bass-baritone Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor. (more...)

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse' Sets New Standard for Casual Dining with Brewhouse Slow-Roasted Menu
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) announced today the debut of its new Brewhouse Slow-Roasted Menu featuring items such as prime rib, turkey, pork ribs, pork shoulder and a double bone-in pork chop. Using ovens increasingly seen in five-star kitchens, BJ's is setting a new standard of excellence for the casual dining segment in how it is slow roasting these new menu offerings. (more...)

TRU Announces TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC.  A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free.  (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 17, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at St. Luke's Theatre Adds New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The long running Off-Broadway production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe has announced Rachel Osterhus has joined the cast as Lucy/White Witch opposite Jesse Corbin.  (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2017-2018 40th Anniversary Season at WP Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street). (more...)

James A. Rocco to Depart the Ordway at the End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that James A. Rocco has decided to step down from his role as Vice President of Programming and Producing Artistic Director to pursue his freelance career. After more than a decade of remarkable service to the Ordway, Mr. Rocco's departure date is planned for December 22, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 16, 2017

There seem to be something consistently appealing about the music of the 1980s; acts such as Rick Astley and Bananarama seem to attract more concert-goers today than they did in their heyday. It makes sense, therefore, for a revival of a musical featuring such classic hits as 'Holding Out For A Hero' and 'Let's Hear It For The Boy' would appeal to the current zeitgeist. (more...)

PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents have announced that 'PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,' a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, Starring Mark Ballas, Opens This Week at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opens May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. 'Jersey Boys' previews May 16 and 17, and will continue through June 24, 2017. (more...)

Abingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, tonight, May 15, through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

The xx Confirm Fall U.S. Headline Dates, Will Perform on This Week's 'Colbert'
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On the heels of their wildly successful ongoing U.S. tour, The xx will return stateside to play a very special, limited engagement of select headline dates and festival appearances this fall. (more...)

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski Concludes Tenure
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Michael Krajewski will take his final bows as Principal POPS Conductor of the Houston Symphony during the season finale concert, Classic Broadway, at 8 p.m. May 26-27 and 7:30 p.m. May 28 at Jones Hall. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks about the Job of a Broadway Music Coordinator with John Miller
by Behind the Curtain - May 15, 2017

What does a musical coordinator do, you ask? Well, John Miller, one of Broadway's most respected in the field, swings by to discuss this pivotal role and some of his 100 plus Broadway credits... yes, that's right, 100 plus Broadway credits!  (more...)

Boy Band Trio Forever In Your Mind Release New Singles, Live Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

In the midst of the prolonged void of a true Boy Band with not only the aesthetic qualities but true musical talent that has long been absent since the demise of One Direction (and furthermore the true 90's boom of NYSYNC, 98 Degrees, the Backstreet Boys etc.), many have stepped up to the plate but failed to deliver the perfect combination. (more...)

Photo Flash: John W. Engeman Theater Presents OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's Oklahoma! is now open! Performances run now through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Take a look at the cast below! (more...)

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Sets New Standard for Casual Dining with Brewhouse Slow-Roasted Menu
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b58eafb7-13b7-47cc-adf7-98a4b1452560 (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of OKLAHOMA! at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport Take Opening Night Bows
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 14, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's Oklahoma! is now open! Performances run now through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Take a look at the cast taking their opening night bows below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of OKLAHOMA! Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 14, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's Oklahoma! is now open! Performances run now through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Take a look at the cast celebrating opening night below! (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Erin Schwab
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 13, 2017

The Ordway's latest BROADWAY SONGBOOK features HOLLYWOOD TO BROADWAY and this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug features the delightful Erin Schwab, who shares some of her favorites and aspirations as the show begins a five performance run, May 14- 21. (more...)

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