Oklahoma! on Tour


BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2017
by - Jun 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Mark Lukas: Chemistry?...Yeah, Chemistry!
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 24, 2017

'There's this line in the show that I think is key to understanding Sky and Sarah's romance. 'Chemistry?' she asks, and he says, 'Yeah, chemistry.' The message is that when that connection between two people happens, it doesn't really matter what you've predicted for yourself. What's real is the chemistry, not the intellectual idea. Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown each have qualities the other is lacking, and together they fill in the gaps.' The speaker is the charismatic young actor, Stephen Mark Lukas, who will be making his Maine State Music Theatre debut in his first ever performances as the suave gambler Sky Masterson in Frank Loesser Guys and Dolls, which runs at the Pickard Theater from June 28-July 15. (more...)

Alter Bridge Release Live Performance Video for 'Cradle To The Grave'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

ALTER BRIDGE is on a mission: to continue to expand themselves musically while showing that they are one of the best live acts on the road today. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

BWW Feature: John Davidson Flies into Baltimore Joining the Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2017

So who is John Davidson? He is an actor, comedian, author, musician, TV host, singer, and entertainer. And Baltimore/Washington audiences should be in for a treat watching this consummate performer live on the boards of the historic Hippodrome Theatre as he stars in the acclaimed musical FINDING NEVERLAND from June 27 to July 2, 2017. (more...)

54 SINGS 1776 Offering $17.76 Ticket Deal This Fourth of July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Carrie St. Louis and Kyle Scatliffe in "54 Sings 1776" on July 3 and July 4, 2017. (more...)

Michael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer and sheet music guru) is bringing his show Michael Lavine & Friends to the East Coast for a special show on Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, (Broadway's Supper Club) 254 West 54th Street (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.), NYC.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Hard Working Americans Announce New Album & Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Throughout music history, the breakthrough albums for several legendary artists were live recordings ¬Ė At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band, Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton, and Alive by KISS. Now four decades later, history seems poised to repeat itself with the release of We're All In This Together, the powerful, new live album by Hard Working Americans. (more...)

Katie Welsh Brings THE EVOLUTION OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL HEROINE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Welsh in The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 98th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"  HAIRSPRAY will begin previews on Wednesday, July 5; will open on Sunday, July 9 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Boot Camp Wrap-Up - Volume Three!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

So, as we say in show business, 'That's a Wrap!' The dizzying creative and emotional 'hangover' of what transpired in Broken Arrow and Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week, is still lingering... whether it's the students or the faculty. We have all been in constant communication, continuing to be in awe of what actually happened to ALL of us, between June 11 to 17. The work week was intense, long, and difficult, but the rewards and what we all got back, did more than make up for it. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

Jane Lynch Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Night of Music and Laughs at Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

TV star Jane Lynch brings her unique blend of comedy, music and storytelling to a one-night-only experience, "Jane Lynch Sings the Great American Songbook (plus one Guatemalan love song)," with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (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...)

Christmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Photo Scrapbook - Volume Two!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 21, 2017

As you know, Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp wrapped up its third year on Friday night, with a live show at The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, in her home state of Oklahoma. The show also gave birth to the first-ever KRISTI Awards (named for Kristi Dawn Chenoweth) … the star's name commonly used, while growing up. (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Dazzles and Delights at Kennedy Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 21, 2017

Is this a rave? You bet your favorite things it is! Refreshing, revived, and ridiculously entertaining, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, now playing at the Kennedy Center through July 16 is a dream come true. Director Jack O'Brien has breathed new life into this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with vibrancy, an impeccable cast, and eye-popping designs set to delight audiences of any age. (more...)

Nominees Announced for THE 25TH ESPYS as Fan Voting Begins
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Nominees for ¬ďThe 25th ESPYS¬Ē were revealed today and fan voting has begun. Fans can cast their vote at ESPYS.com.¬†Voting is underway and all categories will close when the live show starts on Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p.m. EDT. (more...)

FOX Sports' Coverage of U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Delivers over 26 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Following four days of riveting play from a competitive field at Erin Hills, Brooks Koepka clinched his first career major at the 72nd hole of the 117th U.S. Open Championship in an event that proved to be a viewership win for FOX Sports. (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...)

Trisha Yearwood to Keynote Nashville Lifestyles 2017 Women In Business
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Trisha Yearwood will conduct a keynote Q&A at Nashville Lifestyles' 4th annual Women in Business event on August 10th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Brilliant ReImagined OKLAHOMA! at 3-D Theatricals
by Don Grigware - Jun 20, 2017

When Oklahoma! was first produced on Broadway in 1943 it became the first smash hit for  the newly formed collaborating team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and was also the first real book musical, preceded only by Showboat. It was a breakthrough musical, which when given a first-class production, is still, some 74 years later, without question, one of the greatest American musicals ever written. 'The Farmer and the Cowman' truly represents the philosophy of what America is all about, a unity and pride that is unmistakable. Oklahoma! is currently onstage in Redondo Beach, directed byT.J. Dawson, artistic director of 3-D Theatricals. He has beautifully succeeded in reimagining Oklahoma! for the 21st century. In the 40s it was not appropriate to portray racism onstage the way it clearly existed. Modern audiences, however, demand that musicals go a giant step further and explore life in all its complexities. I can thruthfully state that this Oklahoma! is quite unlike any production you have ever seen....and that means you should put it at the top of your must-see list. Our country has always been referred to as a melting pot culture. The expression rings in this produciton of Oklahoma! There's Ali Hakim (Drew Boudreau), the traveling pedlar, who sets his eyes on Ado Annie (Kelley Dorney). He is Persian. And in this production Jud Fry is African American (played by Rufus Bonds, Jr.). His hidden affections for Laurey (Julia Aks) are not only difficult for her to accept because of his low class, rough and cruel behavior, but being black in 1906 made you ... intolerable. Casting Fry as black adds a whole other dimension to the story. Fry seems beleaguered by previous war inju (more...)

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Presents OR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park presents Liz Duffy Adams' playful comedy Or, based on the real life of Britain's first female playwright Aphra Behn. Directed by Laura Standley and featuring Artistic Director, Kathryn McGill, the production runs July 13 through July 23 at 2920 Paseo in the Paseo Arts District.  (more...)

Patrick Wilson Replaces Steven Pasquale in City Center's BRIGADOON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

New York City Center announced today that Patrick Wilson will join the cast of Brigadoon this fall. The concert production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's classic musical, directed by Christopher Wheeldon with music direction by Rob Berman, begins on November 15 with a gala performance honoring Tony Award-winning producer and City Center Board co-chairman Stacey Mindich. An additional six performances will be heldNovember 16 through 19. Funds raised by all performances will allow City Center to make the best in the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience by subsidizing affordable tickets throughout the year to programs such as Fall for Dance and Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

ESPN Kicks off Celebration of 45th Anniversary of Title IX This Week
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ESPN will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Title IX this week with cross-platform content across television, digital and radio, including a 24-hour marathon of live and classic women's sports programming airing across ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Classic on Friday, June 23 ¬Ė the date Title IX was enacted in 1972. (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...)

THE ORIGINALIST Announces Post-Show Panelists at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host special post-show conversations with notable guest panelists during the run of John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (more...)

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Begins Season with Hilarious TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Robert Barossi - Jun 19, 2017

The works of William Shakespeare can be some of the most challenging plays for any company to produce. One of the potential hurdles is whether or not to change or alter the play to make it 'more accessible' to modern audiences. Some will argue that no such changes need to ever happen because the plays are as accessible and relatable today as they have always been. Others say modern audiences need help to grasp the play's language and its meaning. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is taking on these challenges in their rollicking and entertaining production of Taming of the Shrew, now playing on the stage at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. (more...)

National Youth Ballet Announces 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

For its 30th Anniversary Season, The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain ("The NYB") will present Time in Motion, a mixed programme of ballets choreographed by some of the UKs most eminent professionals and rising talents, performed by a company of young dancers aged 8-18 from across the UK. (more...)

Full Casting & Creative Team Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The LEXington Theatre Company presents its third summer production, combining "Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls." Lexington's own Laura Bell Bundy (Tony-Nominee for Legally Blonde), will be on hand to co-direct the show (schedule permitting), alongside The LEX Artistic Director, Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid). The production will feature the Tony-nominated original Broadway choreography, by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen, (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde). (more...)

Financial Services Mediation Answer Book
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark Sendroff
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 18, 2017

Order in the court because entertainment lawyer to the stars, Mark Sendroff, swings by the studios to discuss his life, career, and what he has learned from his legendary client list with Rob and Kevin. You'll hear no objection from us as Mark discusses his profession and what he loves most about his job. (more...)

GREAT COMET's Kennedy Caughell Set for Solo Debut Concert, #SWINGnation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

The Green Room 42, presents (from the cast of Broadway's 'Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812') Kennedy Caughell in her solo concert debut, on June 19th, 2017 at 8:00 PM. The evening, entitled '#SWINGnation' features music ranging from Cole Porter to Sara Bareilles, swung by one of Broadway's hottest rising stars. (more...)

Grant Maloy Smith Brings 'Dust Bowl' to Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Nashville recording artist Grant Maloy Smith will celebrate the release of his new album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" with a performance at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Thursday, June 22. Joining him onstage will be Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, Richard Ribb on bass, and Rick Couto on drums. (more...)

Executive Order Regarding Apprenticeships to Help Close Skills Gap
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

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Cast Announced for PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and Center Stage Theatre Company have announced that James Ignacio (King and I), Diego Lucano (School of Rock), Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda), Madison Mullahey (Mary Poppins, Shrek), as well as the show's own 14-year-old co-playwright, Carrie Berk (NYMF Camp Rolling Hills) will lead the company of PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL as part of the 2017 New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Seattle Honors High School Theater at 15th Annual 5TH AVENUE AWARDS
by Amelia Reynolds - Jun 16, 2017

It's the Tony Awards of Washington state high school musical theater: the 5th Avenue Awards. On Monday, June 12, nearly 2,500 high school students filled Benaroya Hall up to the balcony as they watched their peers do their school proud on stage. 16 different high schools were nominated for awards, some of which extend beyond the typical category. 21 categories: some expected (outstanding choreography, outstanding performance by an actress), some unusual (outstanding lobby display), and between each award were live musical samplings, if you will, by fully costumed nominees a la the Tonys.ward were live musical samplings, if you will, by fully costumed nominees a la the Tonys. (more...)

Photos: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of McCoy-Rigby's MAN OF LA MANCHA At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 16, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to 'Join Hands' with the O'Jays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Icons of the 1970s R&B and soul sound, the O'Jays, join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a summer concert that's sure to sizzle on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Wanda Jackson To Perform On The Grand Ole Opry This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

One of music's most enduring and beloved recording artists will be returning to a familiar stage this weekend, as Wanda Jackson makes a rare appearance on the Grand Ole Opry this Saturday, June 17. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

In collaboration with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers a free performance in honor of American service men and woman. "In Honor of Service - An Americana Concert" is Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

NJSO Announces Departure of Education & Community Engagement Conductor Jeffrey Grogan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announces the departure of Education & Community Engagement Conductor and NJSO Youth Orchestras Artistic Director Jeffrey Grogan. Grogan will serve as Director of Orchestras at Oklahoma City University and will lead the university's graduate orchestral conducting program; he has also been appointed Artistic Director and Conductor of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, effective in August. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory presents OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, NC Theatre's flagship training program offering professional instruction in acting, voice and dance for ages three to adult, is excited to bring to the stage their production of Oklahoma!, July 7-9, 2017, at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in downtown Raleigh. The show will be produced by the students of NC Theatre Conservatory's Master Summer Theatre Arts School, NC Theatre's four-week summer camp with emphasis on pre-professional training of the highest caliber culminating in a full-scale musical production. Students range in age from middle school to rising college students. This production also features a "kids chorus" of elementary school aged children. (more...)

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