Parade on Tour


Barnes & Noble Announces the Return of Get Pop-Cultured at Stores Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the fourth annual Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble campaign, a month-long celebration of pop culture with exclusive promotions, offers, giveaways and author and local store events customers won't want to miss. (more...)

The CW to Premiere Season 4 of MASTERS OF ILLUSION 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, has announced the Season Four Premiere on The CW Network will include two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

Antenna Theater Celebrates All You Need Is LOVE Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

June 25th was the 50th of All You Need Is LOVE , the Pride Parade and a beautifu sunny day in San Francisco. Many of you might have seen SkyHearts over the City this last Sunday and wondered why? (more...)

Full Line Up for THE NEW YORK CITY TAP FESTIVAL Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

TAP CITY, the NYC Tap Festival is July 8 through July 15. See the full lineup below! (more...)

PARADE at Writers Theatre to Extend Through 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds a week of performances to the run of Parade, with book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, co-conceived by Harold Prince.  The Writers Theatre production of Parade is directed by Gary Griffin and features musical direction by Michael Mahler and choreography by Ericka Mac.  Parade now runs through July 15, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

SALON SONGBOOK, LONESOME TRAVELER and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Schimmel Center, at Pace University in downtown Manhattan, today announces programming for its 2017-2018 season, consisting of nearly 30 events. (more...)

Gainesville Theatre Alliance Announces the 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Tickets go on sale July 1 for Gainesville Theatre Alliance's 38th season, which explores Indian jungles, small-town Americana, and the Grecian high seas (more...)

New Philly POPS BIG Band to Debut on 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The new Philly POPS BIG Band will perform its first two shows on July 4 during the Wawa Welcome America Festival. At 10 a.m., the ensemble will play at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and Parade on Independence Mall. At 7 p.m., the BIG Band will open the city's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will televise both performances. (more...)

Vincent Pastore and Sally Struthers to Star in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse takes audience on a hilarious trip back to the Roaring Twenties with their production of the musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's madcap film, Bullets Over Broadway on stage from July 5 - July 29. (more...)

NBC's MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR to Include Performers Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow and Charlie Puth
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Award-winning artists Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow and Charlie Puth join the annual star-filled Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks¬ģ Spectacular airing Tuesday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an hour-long encore presentation at 10 p.m. on NBC. Previously announced acts include Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and Hailee Steinfeld. Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman and Kristine Leahy from the Emmy-nominated ¬ďAmerican Ninja Warrior¬Ē are set to host the Independence Day broadcast. (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Rocks Into Australia For 10th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Everyone's favourite Aussie musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is off on a national tour, starting in Melbourne this January with stops in Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. (more...)

BWW Review: A HARMONY BOYS CHRISTMAS Closed This Past Weekend As Part of the Hollywood Fringe
by Don Grigware - Jun 26, 2017

Described as 'an evening of song, dance and holiday cheer in support of the 'Force Feed the World' charity fund', A Harmony Boys Christmas as a musical satire revels in being politically incorrect. It concentrates on traditions like Santa Claus coming down the chimney, crackers - fun toys that are popular with the Brits - and even the birth of the 'Sweet Little Jesus Boy' and tears them all to shreds. (more...)

Double Edge Theatre's Summer Spectacle WE THE PEOPLE Opens 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

We The People has its roots in Double Edge's thirty-five-year question of what makes up identity. What are the paradoxes, stories, and dreams that make up a human being, a community, a society? The audience will experience the beauty of the hills, pastures, and gardens of the Farm surrounded by music and flight, weaving through different paths toward a culminating grand scene. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Returns To Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Funny Girl, which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, returns to Manchester Palace Theatre in August to complete its national tour. Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Darius Campbell as Nick Arnstein. (more...)

The Philly POPS Return to Independence Hall Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Philly POPS will perform its annual free Independence Day Weekend concert at Independence Hall on July 3 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Lauren Elder, Mike Hot-Pence Headline 10th MADAME'S SOIREE, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu celebrates her 10th show at The Duplex by selecting Broadway's Lauren Elder (Sideshow, HAIR) and political personality Mike Hot-Pence as guests of honor at the July edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. An additional guest of honor will be named in the coming days. (more...)

BWW Review: Another Openin' Weekend at Transcendence Theatre, Wine Country Paradise, Sonoma Valley Inn and More!
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 26, 2017

With more than 900 wineries combined, Napa Valley and Sonoma County are truly a wine lover's paradise.  But more than wine, these regions offer the best of Northern California, including miles of Pacific coastline, towering redwoods, breathtaking views, luxury resorts and spas, world class restaurants, and over 50 state and regional parks, making it the perfect destination for any of your travel needs. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Carolee Carmello
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 25, 2017

You might not know this man but you sure will know this woman, the effervescent Carolee Carmello.  Carolee swings by to discuss FALSETTOS, Parade, LESTAT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SCANDALOUS, TUCK EVERLASTING, and so much more! Carolee pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how a business major went on to become a three time Tony nominee, what song did she hear in someone else's dressing room that gave her a panic attack , and why she is not a fan of the rehearsal process! (more...)

BWW Review: Gentlemen Prefer Booty in Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2017

The recent Signature Theatre revival of Suzan Lori-Parks' VENUS, based on the true story of Saartjie Baartman, depicted a 19th Century African woman who was subjected to exploitation because of white people's fascination with her prominent posterior.  But the mood is considerably lighter over at Playwrights Horizons these days, where the title character of Kirsten Childs' joyfully old-fashioned, but sneakily subversive new musical, BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, is a 19th Century African-American woman who celebrates the attention her queenly derriere receives and uses it as a source of empowerment. (more...)

SOPAC's 2017 Gala to Honor Local Luminaries This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The South Orange Performing Arts Center celebrates the contributions of three local leaders at its 2017 Gala, October 28, 6-11 p.m.  (more...)

Lea Delaria Leads Pride Parade Before Her Cabaret Debut at Ravinia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Comedian, actress, and jazz musician Lea Delaria will lead off Chicago's 48th annual Pride Parade, starting at noon Sunday, June 25, at the intersection of Broadway and Montrose, before heading to her Ravinia Festival debut in the Martin Theatre. (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Burien Pride Crowd Exceeds Expectations, $8,000 Donated to Local Charities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Supporters of Burien's first-ever Pride celebration came out in droves to celebrate at Burien Town Square Park on Saturday, June 3, 2017. More than 3,000 guests attended the 12-hour Pride celebration, which included kid-family programming, performances by 80's cover band Aqua-Nets, Ms. Donnatella Howe and Tru St. James, and a beer garden in the middle of the Square. (more...)

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

This Independence Day Weekend, the summertime celebrations heat up at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts with live performances, pool parties, a cornhole tournament and of course, fireworks. Fourth of July weekend offerings include: (more...)

Enjoy Pierogis, Polkas and Continuous Live Performance at Polish Festival Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Seattle Center Festal: Polish Festival Seattle, 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, July 8, in Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre, features authentic food and drink, live music and dance, exhibits, workshops, local merchants selling Polish items and children's activities that highlight Polish traditions and contemporary achievements. (more...)

Guest Blog: Road to the Jimmys - All In A Day's Work (Day 3/4)
by Guest Blogger: 2017 NHSMTA - Jun 23, 2017

Time is precious on the road to the Jimmy Awards, and no time was wasted on Day 2 as John and Shelby hit the ground running at 7:30am. Their first full day included vocal rehearsal, dancing, a costume Parade, surprise guests and some really good news! John and Shelby were both selected to be in the medley group for the Jimmy Awards. In addition, Shelby will be working with Broadway Director, Schele Kleinberger and John will be coached by Broadway veteran, Michael McElroy. Looks like their week is off to a great start! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Rice's BLONDEL at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Jazz Vocalist Rose Colella to Make Metropolitan Room Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Fresh off her New York City debut at the legendary Feinstein's/54 Below, jazz vocalist Rose Colella has released her much-anticipated album, 'Cocktail' to sold-out audiences and global acclaim. Recently featured in The New York Times,The Chicago Tribune & The Chicago Sun-Times, Rose has also received mention in All About Jazz, JAZZIZ, NPR's A Blog Supreme & LA Jazz Scene, describing her as "elegantly tipsy," "pure seduction," "cooly coquettish" & "beautiful and inviting.'  (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

For the second musical of its 37th season, Moonlight Stage Productions plans to make a splash with Disney's The Little Mermaid from July 19 through August 5. (more...)

BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Presents Another Stellar Openin'
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 22, 2017

"Every day is a new beginning," wrote Artistic Director Amy Miller, who opened the production with passionate, inspiring words as Transcendence Theatre presented 'Another Openin' Another Show' at Jack London State Historic Park.  The incredibly talented and diverse cast comprised of Broadway and Hollywood stars gathered together on one stage to share their magical journey through gorgeous song and dance under the breathtaking canopy of moonlit skies. (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'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...)

Guest Blog: Road to the Jimmys - All In A Day's Work (Day 2)
by Guest Blogger: 2017 NHSMTA - Jun 21, 2017

Time is precious on the road to the Jimmy Awards, and no time was wasted on Day 2 as John and Shelby hit the ground running at 7:30am. Their first full day included vocal rehearsal, dancing, a costume Parade, surprise guests and some really good news! John and Shelby were both selected to be in the medley group for the Jimmy Awards. In addition, Shelby will be working with Broadway Director, Schele Kleinberger and John will be coached by Broadway veteran, Michael McElroy. Looks like their week is off to a great start! (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

AVENUE Q Partners with Pride to Benefit Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Tony Award winning and coming of age musical comedy, Avenue Q, will celebrate NYC PRIDE WEEKEND by donating $25 for every ticket purchased to Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit.  (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - AFTERGLOW Premieres This Friday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Midnight Theatricals will present the World Premiere of the play AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Currently in performances for an opening this Friday, June 23 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street), AFTERGLOW will be an Off-Broadway kick-off to the Pride Parade and will have an initial run through August 5, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: From London to NYC- Watch Scenes from Jerry Springer Opera's Original Run!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Need a taste of what's to come? Check out the full opera as it was presented on BBC2 in 2005.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick, Margery Harnick & Matt Harnick Launch Their New Book KOI
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 20, 2017

Sheldon Harnick wrote the words for the songs in Fiddler, The Rothchilds, and lyrics for many other historic tunes, but he also wrote the words in a new book of photographs by his wife Margery Gray and son Matt Harnick.  The book was launched at a party attended by lots of his Broadway friends at TAO  in NYC and Broadwayworld was there.  Like his songs, the photographs in KOI are a thing of beauty and create wonderful feelings. (more...)

Pride Arts Center to Host Pre-Pride Parade Breakfast and Rally
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Pride Arts Center - located right on the Parade route - will celebrate its first Pride Parade with a free light breakfast of coffee, snacks, and camaraderie beginning at 10 am on Sunday, June 25 in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center at 4139 N. Broadway. (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...)

Prepare Ye for the Smash Hit Musical GODSPELL on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Now is your chance to experience the dazzling power of the musical Godspell on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's stage for two performances only: Saturday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 2 at 2 p.m. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Partners with RI Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Join in the Parade as Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN marches onto the stage at Bill Hanney's Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). Performances begin Wednesday, June 21 and plays thru Saturday, July 15, 2017. (more...)

March With Pride And Help Spread The Message Of International Love
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The annual Pride March is expected to be one of the highlights of this year's Liverpool Pride Festival, the region's annual LGBT+ festival in association with headline sponsor Barclays. And organisers are inviting you to get involved in making the 2017 march the biggest, most animated and best march yet. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

'Living Connected, Living with Purpose' a Win-Win for All at MPTF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

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Sally Field to Discuss Storied Career, Tennessee Williams and More in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Producer Rick Murray has added award-winning actress Sally Field to the star-studded lineup of the 2017 Cabaret Series. (more...)

BRAZILICA is Back With A Bang - Carnival Returns For 10th Year With Official Launch At Camp And Furnace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

As the country prepares for a heatwave this weekend, the beats were sizzling to the samba beat last night as Brazilica officially launched it's 2017 carnival at Camp and Furnace. (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...)

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