Parade on Tour


Ballet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will honor Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by actress Gina Rodriguez, and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiracion Award, presented by Ralph de la Vega, the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International, at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30pm. (more...)

True West Founder Russ Tolman Announces Solo Career Retrospective 'Compass & Map'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Whether it's tender acoustic ballads or blistering rock guitar rave-ups, Los Angeles-based-via San Francisco, singer/songwriter/guitarist, Russ Tolman, has developed a reputation for crafting some of the most literate and poignant music in underground rock. (more...)

Celebrated Arts Orgs to Collaborate on FOUR PLAYS - 100 YEARS: A Celebration of Women's Suffrage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of New York State signing of woman's suffrage into law, three years before the US passed the 19th Amendment, Hangar Theatre, Kitchen Theatre Company, Civic Ensemble and Cherry Arts are collaborating on a two-night theater event: Four Plays - 100 Years. Performances will be at Kitchen Theatre Company on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 16 and 17 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Vivian Reed and Allan Harris to Bring CENTRAL PARK & OTHER DREAMS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:30 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, 'Central Park & Other Dreams,' under the musical direction of Marty Ashby, the GRAMMY Award Executive Producer of MCG Jazz, will celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple with performances by the jazz world's coolest musicians, featuring multi-award winning artist Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) and internationally acclaimed vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris. (more...)

The Drag Queens of Comedy Invade New York City For Two Shows This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

History will be made in Times Square in May when the "Crossroads of America" plays host to The Drag Queens of Comedy 2017, featuring 10 of the most outrageous and uproarious drag queens to ever throw shade over the "Great White Way." Producer, celebutante and heiress Sasha Soprano presents the largest drag queen show ever served up to The Big Apple! (more...)

Warner Stage Company Presents FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Warner Stage Company will present FOLLIES on the Warner Main Stage May 6-14. A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 24th, 2017 - ANASTASIA, Easter Bonnet and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: There's a rumor in St. Petersburg that ANASTASIA opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

PUNTS by Sarah Page to Play Theatre503 This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Punts is a hilarious and moving new play by Sarah Page about a young man's sexual awakening and its effect on those who orchestrated it. Drawn from the playwright's interviews with sex workers, Punts - produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21, Cans) - explores love in all its complex and contradictory forms. (more...)

BWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street Theater
by Greer Firestone - Apr 24, 2017

The Independence Studio 3 at The Walnut is the ultimate black box, seating perhaps only over 100. It gives the audience a thrilling intimacy with performers. The Walnut, whatever the size of the audience, never relinquishes their high production standards. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 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. (more...)

THE 5 BROWNS Free Community Event Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound. (more...)

Performances Begin Tomorrow for the Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY at the York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

BWW Review: Bette Midler's The Star Attraction, But HELLO, DOLLY! is The Star
by Michael Dale - Apr 23, 2017

Yes, yes, we all know¬Ö Bette Midler is the above the title attraction and her presence is the reason the latest Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! is the season's hottest new ticket. And she delivers. As Dolly Gallagher Levi, one of the most grandly showcased leading characters ever written for the musical stage, Midler glows with the pure joy that comes with the need to entertain as she lands schticky gags, sings with moxie, conveys lovely sincerity and leads the colorful Parade proudly strutting across the Shubert stage. (more...)

SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE: The Rest and Best of Them Take a Crack at a HELLO, DOLLY! Classic
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2017

Dolly Gallagher Levi is back and she'll never go away again! The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! opened just last night at Broadway's Shubert Theatre, starring the one and only Bette Midler. (more...)

Line-Up Announced for 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway's fresh new faces, sensational stars, extraordinary ensembles and venerable veterans will take the stage at the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Mamma Mia!, featuring the music of ABBA with a book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus and added songs by Stig Anderson, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, April 19 - May 21. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults. (more...)

BWW Interview: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Apr 20, 2017

'Whattya wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU-' Stop the madness, y'all. Jacksonville is the smallest big town I've ever seen, and although there is so much to do, it can be overwhelming trying to narrow it down. The Vital 5 is here to help you decide. This weekly feature breaks down my top 5 theatrical picks for the upcoming week. Share this to help your friends, and we can then all avoid the frustration of having to choose (well, kind of - you're on your own for dinner plans!) (more...)

Colorful Dr. Seuss WaterWorks Park To Be Featured On New Carnival Horizon Debuting In 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017!
by Sally Henry - Apr 20, 2017

The winners are in! BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh Playhouse
by Adam Robinson - Apr 20, 2017

People, people who need musical revivals, are the luckiest people in the world. And no musical has been overdue a return as the classic Funny Girl. A show based on the life and career of quirky Broadway performer Fanny Brice. (more...)

The Revolution Launches Prince Tribute Tour Starting in Paisley Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Revolution has gathered together to celebrate and pay tribute to their PRINCE. The band will set off on their first coast-to-coast foray in decades in response to the overwhelming reaction of February's surprise announcement of their reunion. (more...)

Telly Leung to Bring HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS to The Green Room 42 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Telly Leung - the Broadway and television star of "Glee," Godspell and Rent, who recently starred on Broadway in In Transit - will debut his new concert "Hello, Young Lovers" at the performance space The Green Room 42 at Yotel (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street) for one show only on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Sheridan Smith to visit Birmingham Hippodrome in Smash-Hit Musical FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to welcome Sheridan Smith in the UK Tour of Funny Girl from 8 - 13 May 2017 who reprises her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice. (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charing Cross Theatre presents THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

PuppetMobile to Bring Over 100 Free CINDERELLA SAMBA Shows to Local Parks This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

City Parks Foundation has announced the return of Cinderella Samba, a CityParks PuppetMobile original production launching May 1, 2017 at Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn and running through this fall. (more...)

Johannesburg Boys To Star In PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Showtime Management, SA Producers of the international hit musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert announced the three Johannesburg boys who join the all South African cast alternating the role of Benji when the show opens at The Teatro, Montecasino on 29 April. (more...)

Camp Broadway Kids to Return to New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala for 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Camp Broadway Kids, a musical theatre ensemble comprised of 60 theatre-loving kids, ages 12-16, will be featured at The New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on Monday, May 1, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q, CHICAGO, WAITRESS, and More Perform at Saks Fifth Avenue Spring Fete Celebration for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

On Sunday, April 16, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE and President MARC METRICK, in partnership with BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS, hosted a selection of musical performances from top Broadway shows outside of the retailer's iconic New York flagship during the city's famed EASTER DAY Parade. (more...)

FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY: A MUSICAL REVUE (OF SORTS) to Continue Journey with Stage Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of 'From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Revue (of sorts)' with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  (more...)

Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Greg Hildreth, John Riddle & Robert Creighton Will Join Caissie Levy and Patti Murin in FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

The Beach Boys Come to Casper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Beach Boys are coming to the Casper Events Center on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale beginning at 11:30 am on Friday, April 21st . (more...)

Theatre Rhinoceros to Present PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Theatre Rhinoceros presents Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical, with a book by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score, directed by John Fisher, with msical direction by Dan Feyer and choreography by AeJay Mitchell. The show will run May 27 - July 1, 2017. (more...)

Pivot Arts Presents the Pivot Arts Festival Kick-Off Party 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Join Pivot Arts for a sneak peek of the 5th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL at the Festival Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, May 10 at 6 pm at Francesca's Bryn Mawr, 1039 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Mingle with staff, board members, artists and community members for an evening of entertainment, signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and raffle. Tickets ($45 in advance) are currently available at www.pivotarts.org/events. (more...)

New Musical SWEETEE, Set in '30s Depression-Era South, to Arrive Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SWEETEE (www.SweeteeTheMusical.com) a new American musical with book, music and lyrics by Gail Kriegel (Home Front, Seven) and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony  nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Birch (Broadway: Grease, Candide, Parade) will play at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) for a limited engagement from May 21st - June 18th. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic Role
by Daniella Parcell - Apr 16, 2017

On Dec. 9, 1993, Glenn Close played her first performance in the Los Angeles premiere of SUNSET BOULEVARD. A year later, she reprised her role at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre and, six months after that, earned her third Tony Award for her portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I: Still Something Wonderful
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 14, 2017

The National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I brings its Parade of adorable children, a pair of star-crossed lovers, an imperial ruler, and a strong-willed, warm-hearted educator to the Boston Opera House through April 23rd. One of the grande dames of the 1950s, THE KING AND I retains its exalted place in the R & H pantheon, thanks to the artistry of Director Bartlett Sher, a songbird by the name of Laura Michelle Kelly, and a flawed King of Siam for our times, Jose Llana. (more...)

Kristy Cates, Todd Buonopane, Bobby Cronin and More Set for NYFA FACULTY SHOW at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, in association with the Musical Theatre department at the New York Film Academy, presents NYFA FACULTY SHOW! FEATURING KRISTY CATES, TODD BUONOPANE, & MORE on May 21st, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Liza Pulman Brings Streisand to the UK with LIZA SINGS STREISAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer & comedienne and one third of the satirical and much loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, returns in 2017 with her third solo show Liza Sings Streisand. (more...)

Christmas Is Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter At Universal Orlando Resort
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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Atlantic Theater's ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird). (more...)

Brazilica Festival Announces Brand-New Location for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Liverpool Carnival Company has announced that the Brazilica Festival is back for 2017 in a brand-new location! (more...)

RAGTIME, 'BRIDGES', 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Set for Revival Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Corridor premieres will hit Cedar Rapids in Revival Theatre Company's 4th Season. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Lluis Lleo Announces New Exhibition in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

A series of five front-and-back outdoor paintings on carved sandstone slabs from Catalonia by New York-based Spanish artist Lluis Lleó will land on Park Avenue on May 1, 2017. Morpho's Nest in the Cadmium House, a site-specific installation, will Parade along the Park Avenue Malls from 52nd to 56th Streets. The 13-foot, 7,000-pound paintings are part of NYC Parks' Art in the Parks program and are presented in conjunction with the Sculpture Committee of the Fund for Park Avenue. (more...)

Double Edge Theatre to present the Ashfield Town Spectacle & Culture Fair
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Double Edge Theatre will present the Ashfield Town Spectacle and Culture Fair this spring in the town of Ashfield, MA. For two days in June, the Spectacle will take over the town with large- and small-scale performances, art exhibitions, historical and cultural presentations, concerts, participatory and presentational dance, culminating in a large Parade/procession down Main Street, leading to a spectacular finale at the Ashfield Lake. Citizen artists will be dancing, singing, flying, speaking, painting, and acting throughout the Center of Ashfield, from the Tavern through the Commons.  A celebration of Ashfield's unique history of acceptance, freedom and creativity, performed in the heart of the town by the people of the community. Performances and events are being created both by the Double Edge Ensemble and by local artists and arts organizations, farmers, historians, youth, schools, churches, and restaurants. It is a town-wide collaboration. The event is free and open to the public, and will run from 1pm-9pm both days, with Parade starting at 7. Spectators will be free to wander from venue to venue, with a map and schedule provided upon entry. (more...)

VIDEO: You're Gonna Love Her- Watch Olivier Winner Amber Riley Sing DREAMGIRLS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2017

On Sunday night she took home an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and she isn'y going anywhere. Below, watch as DREAMGIRLS leading lady Amber Riley steals the show as she performs Effie's iconic number- 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' (more...)

Adelaide Festival Board Announces New Senior Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Adelaide Festival Board has announced respected arts leaders Rob Brookman and Torben Brookman will join the senior leadership team of the Adelaide Festival as Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Fete Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Hal Prince and More at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

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