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Winter Garden Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
1634 Broadway (At W. 50th St.)

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Spanning 150 years, Pacific Overtures tells the story of Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in the "Floating Kingdom" of Nippon in 1853. The show chronicles the influence America had upon Japan, detailing and dramatizing the westernization of Japanese culture.


BWW Review: John Doyle Cuts PACIFIC OVERTURES Down To Prelude Size
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2017

The best thing about Classic Stage Company's small-scale, extensively trimmed production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's extraordinarily-written 1976 musical, Pacific Overtures, is a chance to see a terrific ensemble of actors taken from the New York stage's severely underutilized pool of Asian-American talent. The company includes notables of the musical stage such as Ann Harada, Orville Mendoza, Thom Sesma and Marc Oka. (more...)

Pat Birch and Donna McKechnie Sign on for Broadway Theatre Project's 2017 Summer Institute
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project welcomes back Donna McKechnie and Pat Birch as visiting artists for the 2017 Summer Institute. (more...)

Original Hal Prince Staging of EVITA Announced for South Africa this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Pieter Toerien and David Ian will present a South African season of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, EVITA, in directed by Broadway legend Harold Prince. The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president, Juan Peron. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Takes a White Wine Induced Magic Carpet Ride with Telly Leung
by Broadwaysted - May 24, 2017

This week the Broadwaysted crew is dropping a sick beat and going a cappella with the amazingly talented #FriendOfTheShow Telly Leung! This week we're drinking beer and white wine while Telly spills about the incredible experience of IN TRANSIT, his favorite places to get Chinese Hot Pot, and the sexy secret shows between the FLOWER DRUM SONG and HAIRSPRAY dressing rooms. (more...)

Casting Announced for Firebrand Theatre's Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available.  (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME and INDECENT Top 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Awards; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 7th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

Pat Birch and Donna McKechnie Join Broadway Theatre Project Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project welcomes back Donna McKechnie and Pat Birch as visiting artists for the 2017 Summer Institute. (more...)

TheatreWorks Announces Retirement of Robert Kelley After 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Ending one of the longest tenures in American theatre, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced today that Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley will retire at the conclusion of the company's 50th season, 2019/2020. (more...)

Photo Flash: He Can Show You the World! First Look at Telly Leung in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, welcomes Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the star in costume below! (more...)

BWW Interview: #DisneyDad Raymond J. Lee Dishes on GROUNDHOG DAY, Reworks the Stereotypes and Tames Facebook Hatred
by Matthew Blank - Jun 9, 2017

Raymond J. Lee talks about GROUNDHOG DAY, his experience as an Actor-of-Color and newest gig as a Disney Daddy! (more...)

BWW Interview: Orville Mendoza Discusses PACIFIC OVERTURES, Inequality and the Ongoing Controversies of MISS SAIGON
by Matthew Blank - Jun 6, 2017

Stage veteran Orville Mendoza, currently starring in Classic Stage's revival of Pacific Overtures, opens up on a number of provocative and essential topics. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Showcase Scenic Designs by James Morgan in Summer Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, will present an exhibit of James Morgan's other career as a Scenic Designer with a retrospective look at over 40 years of his designs at The York Theatre Company at Theater at Saint Peter's. (more...)

Christopher Fitzgerald, Santino Fontana, Lindsay Mendez & More Will Take Part in I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

There will be an industry-only staged reading of the 1962 musical I Can Get It For You Wholesale, based on the best-selling Jerome Weidman novel on Tuesday, June 6th. The musical has a score by Harold Rome (Fanny, Wish You Were Here, Destry Rides Again), book by Jerome Weidman (Fiorello!), revised book by John Weidman (Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Contact), music direction by David Chase (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It), and direction by Trip Cullman (Six Degrees of Separation, Significant Other). (more...)

Kimberly Immanuel, Valarie Pettiford to Star in CITY OF LIGHT at SheNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

City of Light has a charming musical theater score with music by Jan Roper, lyrics by Julie Weiner, and book by Gabrielle Wagner. The show will star Kimberly Immanuel (Pacific Overtures, The Fantasticks) as Molly. It will also feature Tony nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse, Big Deal), Anthony Norman (Newsies Nat'l Tour), Darren Bunch, Keri Safran, and Jack Cotterell. (more...)

Ann Harada to Play Title Role in THE NEW PEGGY Reading at Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

THE NEW PEGGY, the new musical by Drew Larimore (Book & Lyrics) and Jonathan Larson Award Winner J. Oconer Navarro (Music & Lyrics) will be performed at Manhattan's Green Room 42 during a July 16 concert reading.  (more...)

Cady Huffman to Direct New Musical CITY OF LIGHT at SheNYC Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

City of Light, a new musical by Gabrielle Wagner, Julie Weiner and Jan Roper with direction by Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman, will play three performances at the SheNYC Summer Theater Festival.  (more...)

Nigel Redden to Step Down as Director of Lincoln Center Festival to Focus on Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

After nearly 20 years leading the internationally focused Lincoln Center Festival, Director Nigel Redden announced today that the 2017 Festival will be his last. He will step down in September to concentrate on the artistic expansion of the annual Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, where he serves as general director, as well as other global artistic projects. (more...)

VIDEO: ALADDIN's Telly Leung Performs 'Proud of Your Boy' Live on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As Pride Month comes to a close, actor Telly Leung joins The New York Times to talk about being an actor who is out, and to sing a song from the Broadway musical ALADDIN - The Musical, in which he currently stars as the title character. (more...)

JERRY'S GIRLS to Bring Broadway's Iconic Women to York Theatre Company This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced a Special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage Aux Folles.  (more...)

George Takei to Return to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) have announced that stage, television, and film star George Takei will lead the cast in the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, which will be co-produced by EWP and JACCC by special arrangement with Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA, with performances at JACCC's Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles from February 21-April 1, 2018. Previews will run from February 21-25, with the Opening Night performance and reception on February 28. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Telly Leung Is Keeping One Jump Ahead as Broadway's New ALADDIN!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 27, 2017

Agrabah has got a new prince in town! Earlier this month Telly Leung inherited the lamp at the New Amsterdam Theatre as Broadway's newest Aladdin. Below, watch as he chats with Richard Ridge about how he got the part, why he joining the Disney legacy is so important to him, and so much more. Plus, watch him perform 'Proud of Your Boy!' (more...)

Seth Bisen-Hersh, Celia Mei Rubin, and More Announced for 9th Annual BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm.  (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

BWW Review: MAD Theatre of Tampa Presents Stephen Sondheim's Iconic COMPANY at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2017

Ricky Marenda as Bobby leads a strong cast in a show that, nearly fifty years after it first opened, still resonates. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 18, 2017
by - Jun 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 16, 2017
by - Jun 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

BWW's On This Day - June 15, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Hal Prince Chats with Andrew Lloyd Webber Live At the Other Palace!
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2017

Earlier this week, Live at The Other Palace streamed a conversation between Broadway legend Hal Prince and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is currently represented by four shows on Broadway. Watch below as they chat about hits, flops, and everything Broadway! (more...)


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BWW's On This Day - June 12, 2017
by - Jun 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 11, 2017
by - Jun 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 10, 2017
by - Jun 10, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 9, 2017
by - Jul 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Okieriete Onaodowan, Kate Baldwin and More to Perform in 'New Writers At 54!' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

New Writers At 54! is a summer series at Feinstein's/54 Below showcasing exciting work by today's hottest emerging voices, curated by Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields and More to Return for Stephen Schwartz's Jazz Era AS YOU LIKE IT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Director Jeff Griffin, announced today that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn will play the role of Jaques in the company's new production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, directed by Doyle, with music by Stephen Schwartz, beginning Wednesday, September 13 as the first production of CSC's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls. (more...)

The Muny's UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Join BroadwayWorld on Instagram today as Karl Josef Co takes us behind the scenes of The Muny's production of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Complete Casting for First Two Shows of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2017/18 season. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Withdraws from SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Due to a professional scheduling conflict, Matthew Morrison has withdrawn from the previously announced performance of Sondheim on Sondheim on Sunday, July 23, at 7.30 pm at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with James Morgan's Set Designs at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The York Theatre Company is hosting a special exhibit highlighting the extraordinary set designs of James Morgan, York Producing Artistic Director. The exhibit has been on display since mid-June and will continue throughout the summer. Click below to go behind the scenes! (more...)


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Eden Espinosa Joins MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances will run September 8 - October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

THE LION KING's Jelani Remy Joins BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm. (more...)

A Drama with Infinite Possibilities: TheatreWorks presents CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. This unconventional drama explores the infinite possibilities of "boy meets girl" with intelligence, heart, and humor as it follows a charming beekeeper and a Cambridge cosmologist, nerds in love for better and for worse, and the ever-changing mystery of "what ifs." (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Sarah Fernandez and Lauren Baez Bring DOS DIVAS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Sarah Fernandez and Lauren Baez make their Feinstein's/54 Below debut in their show, Dos Divas! From NYU's Tisch School of the Arts comes two fierce newcomers to the Broadway scene. With their unique sense of versatility - ranging from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre to pop hits of the 21st Century - these two Latina beltresses join forces on stage in this special one night only performance to convey through song and story the trials and tribulations of what it takes to make it in New York City. (more...)

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