Musicals at Richter's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 32nd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer June 10 with a visit from irrepressible matchmaker Dolly Levi in Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's classic 'Hello, Dolly!' playing through June 25. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars today through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, June 16 and 23. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces the 2016 RISING STAR Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. The theater will be the recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award this Sunday. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.  Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), Shanice Williams, star of NBC's The Wiz Live! and Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner (The Book of Mormon).  The 2016 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards Presented by the Investors Foundation ceremony took place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30pm, featuring presenters from Broadway and beyond. The ceremony was broadcast live on television and online through Paper Mill Playhouse video partner, Hometowne Television, of Summit, New Jersey. (more...)

THE PORTRAIT to Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

"The Portrait" will make its world premiere this summer at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) as part of the theater's "Solo Celebration!" series, an eight-month series of provocative and powerful solo plays. Written and directed by Susan Padveen, starring Cameron Pfiffner and co-produced with The Neopolitans, "The Portrait" tells the story of Gustav Klimt, the renowned painter of The Kiss, as he wrestles with a life- altering decision while also attempting to secure a sizable commission from a woman of Viennese society. The press performance will be Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Theater Schmeater to Stage New Musical THE CROSSING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Theater Schmeater has announced the beginning of a new journey with the re-telling of an old one. The Crossing, an original chamber musical, will open at The Schmee on Friday July 15th and then run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through August 13th.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sarah Jessica Parker Shares First Look at Her New HBO Comedy Series DIVORCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Written by Sharon Horgan, the new comedy series features Parker as Frances, a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration to Continue with THE PORTRAIT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

"The Portrait" will make its world premiere this summer at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) as part of the theater's "Solo Celebration!" series, an eight-month series of provocative and powerful solo plays. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

The Friday 5: JUDY's Linda Sue Runyeon & Chase Miller
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre continues its 16th Anniversary Season and 75th show with  JUDY! A Musical Tribute, which opened yesterday. JUDY! A Musical Tribute is a two-act revue that includes performances of famous Garland tunes. Compiled and created by stage veterans Linda Sue Simmons Runyeon and Joe Grizzel, this cabaret revue is a musical collection of songs, video and documentary, taking the audience "down memory lane" about the life of America's sweet heart, Judy Garland. (more...)

The Friday 5: OKLAHOMA's Baugher, Bupp, Riggs and Lamb
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

2015 First Night Honoree Martha Wilkinson directs - with musical direction by Tim Fudge, and choreography by Curtis Reid and Lauri Gregoire - the first collaboration from Music City Theatre Collective and Metro Parks Theatre Department of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, running at the Centennial Park Bandshell June 17-July 2. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theo Ubique's AN ANTHONY NEWLEY AND LESLIE BRICUSSE SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The British songwriting duo of Anthony Newleyand Leslie Bricusse, who together wrote some of the most enduring and loved songs of Broadway and Hollywood, will be celebrated in Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 2016 summer cabaret. (more...)

PHOTO: Two Tracys! Marissa Jaret Winokur Meets HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Maddie Baillio
by Louisa Brady - Jun 12, 2016

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Broadway's original Tracy Turnblad, and Maddie Baillio, NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Tracy Turnblad, have met, and both actresses took to Instagram to share it!  (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Opens in Toronto, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Starring a cast of acclaimed Canadian musical theatre performers in principal roles and three exciting young talents sharing the title role, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers presented in Toronto by David Mirvish as part of his 2015-16 Main Subscription Season. Performances begin Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, with the media night scheduled forThursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM. Tickets are now available for performances until October 16, 2016. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

BOYS WHO TRICKED ME at Dixon PLace's Hot! Festival Announces Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Dixon Place's annual HOT! Festival will feature a one-night-only concert reading of Ben Bonnema's Boys Who Tricked Me on July 29th at 7:30pm. Called 'heart-healing musical theatre' by Joshua Barone of The New York Times, the show is a song-cycle, party-game, sleepover-style musical. It was previously developed at the Musical Theatre Factory and features songs of 'love gone wrong, lust gone right, and that nagging fear that you will die alone.'  (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

Christie Brinkley, Richard Kind and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography has a NYC show on August 29 at 8pm and two special performances in August in The Hamptons on August 26 at 7pm & 9:30pm at Guild Hall which will feature stars of stage and screen Christie Brinkley, Susan Lucci, Brooke Shields, Dick Cavett, Tovah Feldshuh & and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Music Circus' CABARET, Starring Robin De Jesus, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robin De Jesus, Kaleigh Cronin, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More in CABARET at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan. (more...)

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

NJSDA SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS 'JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.' FRIDAY JULY 28th & SATURDAY JULY 29th at 7:00 PM AT THE WESTMINSTER ARTS CENTER @ BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., has announced the Musical Theatre Lab world premiere new musical, Broadway Bounty Hunter, running from August 12 through September 4, 2016. The Press Opening is August 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Natasha O'Brien and Stephen Barry to Lead CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Union Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Full casting is announced today for CHILDREN OF EDEN, which returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens Wednesday at Hackmatack Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Lisa Joyce of Dedham, Mass, as Princess Winnifred, and Drew Masse of Lewiston as Prince Dauntless keep the theater in stitches in Once Upon a Mattress playing Wednesdays to Saturdays at Hackmatack Playhouse through Aug. 13. For tickets or information, call 207-698-1807Call: 207-698-1807 or go to www.hackmatack.org. (more...)

CABARET, Starring Robin de Jesus and Kaleigh Cronin, Coming to Music Circus This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic Cabaret. Performances are Tuesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN to Return to London for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

25 years after its original West End production, CHILDREN OF EDEN will return to London in a new production at the Union Theatre, opening on Friday 12 August with previews from Wednesday 10 August 2016. (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts' Summerstage Students to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts invites you on a 'peachy' musical adventure with the cast of 'James and the Giant Peach Jr.' brought to you by Summerstage Camp at NJSDA. The young cast are bringing this show to the big stage on Friday July 28th and Friday July 29th at 8:00 PM at Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College. (more...)

Verge Theater Announces September Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Verge Theater is opening its 2016-2017 Season in September with one of the finest and funniest plays of Sarah Ruhl's provocative and quirky collection. The Clean House can be somewhat defined by its setting:  ' A metaphysical Connecticut. Or, a house that is not far from the city and not far from the sea.' And so we move forward into a hilarious and not quite so absurd class study where money be damned because life is really about whether or not you can tell (or at least laugh at) a good joke. (more...)

Theater Works to Open 2016-17 YouthWorks Season with LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The epic musical tale of love and rebellion takes the stage Friday, September 9.  (more...)

VIDEO: Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates The Colonial Theatre: Watch The Full Concert!
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

Enjoy Feinstein's/54 Below's full concert of songs and remembrances about Boston's historic theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!' (more...)

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLECTION Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On August 30, Time Life will release rare treasures from the Golden Age of TV with THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLETION - never before available at retail. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE - AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM Kicks Off The Wallis' 2016-17 Season OPENING NIGHT Set for 8/29
by Maeve Riley - Aug 26, 2016

All-Star Ensemble Cast Includes Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young, Tony Award-Nominee Carmen Cusack, Pia Toscano, Lindsey Gort and Grammy Award-Nominee B. Slade (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO FLASH: BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Digital Trading Cards!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The folks over at Barrington Stage Company are having so much fun with Broadway Bounty Hunter that they've created some digital trading cards for the all of the characters in the show! (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

Photo Flash: WORLD PREMIERE BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 20, 2016

The world premiere of Broadway Bounty Hunter, took place at Barrington Stage Company last night and Broadwayworld was there for the opening night festivities at the Sydelle & Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center. Broadway Bounty Hunter features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, The Black Suits, Bloodsong of Love), book by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin (author of Denton Little's Deathdate) and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Off Broadway: Once Upon a Mattress), and choreography by Jeffrey Page (Broadway's Violet). Joel Waggoner (BSC's Presto Change-O, Southern Comfort) serves as music director. (more...)

Lypsinka to Return to Provincetown This Weekend at the Crown & Anchor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at Town Hall in Provincetown, MA when Lypsinka returns to Provincetown for the first time in 19 years with the acclaimed Lypsinka! The Boxed Set for one performance only, Saturday, August 6 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical! (more...)

Verge Theater to Open 2016-17 Season with THE CLEAN HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Verge Theater is opening its 2016-2017 Season in September with one of the finest and funniest plays of Sarah Ruhl's provocative and quirky collection. (more...)

Annie Golden, Tina Packer and Anne K. Mulligan Are Guests on This Week's State of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

This week (Friday, August 19), "Orange is the New Black" actor Annie Golden (inset), stage director Tina Packerand Connecticut Guild Artist Anne K. Mulligan are slated as guests on State of the ARTS, which airs LIVE each Friday from 12noon to 1pm on WPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Co-hosts of the weekly arts & entertainment program are Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson. (more...)

BWW TV: Fly High with Highlights of the Many Peters of Transport Group's PETER PAN Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fly to Neverland with Transport Group's PETER PAN Benefit Concert!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 16, 2016

Just last night, Transport Group presented a benefit concert of the classic 1954 Comden & Green/Charlap & Leigh musical, Peter Pan. The evening, which was hosted by drag legend, Tony-nominated playwright, and Golden Age aficionado Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of The Allergist's Wife), featured a cast that includes three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Ann Harada (Cinderella), three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand to God), Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Pricilla, Queen of the Desert), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Betsy Morgan(First Daughter Suite), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), D.C. Anderson (Queen of the Mist), OBIE Winner David Greenspan (The Patsy, The Royal Family), Ivory McKay, Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress), Tim Dolan (Altar Boyz), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia), Richard Costa (Once Upon a Mattress), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, Here Lies Love) and Tony nominee Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite, Xanadu).  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Joe Iconis Gives Preview of New Musical BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2016

Just ahead of previews, Broadway Bounty Hunter writer, Joe Iconis gives viewers a sneak peek into his 'future Tony Award-winning' musical.  Broadway Bounty Hunter features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, The Black Suits, Bloodsong of Love), book by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin (author of Denton Little's Deathdate) and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Off Broadway: Once Upon a Mattress), and choreography by Jeffrey Page (Broadway's Violet). Joel Waggoner (BSC's Presto Change-O, Southern Comfort) serves as music director. (more...)

Director Departs BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, Starring Annie Golden; First Preview Canceled at Barrington
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC) announced today that due to creative differences, Leah C. Gardiner has parted ways with Broadway Bounty Hunter. (more...)

CHILDREN OF EDEN Returns to London Tonight at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

CHILDREN OF EDEN returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, playing at the Union Theatre from tonight 10 August, with a press night on Friday 12 August 2016. (more...)

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