American Pops Orchestra to Celebrate Barbra Streisand, WWII & More During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

?Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - have announced their all-star 2016-2017 season. From the bittersweet nostalgia of World War II and the musical majesty of Barbra Streisand, to the family fun of Cinderella and the jubilant dance party from the 80s, this year of unique programming truly offers something for everyone. Tickets to all shows go on sale today, Thursday, July 7 at www.AmericanPops.org. (more...)

New York Residence Announces Listing In Prospect Park South For $2,800,000
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/8; DAMN YANKEES in Pittsburgh, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Portland, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DAMN YANKEES at Pittsburgh CLO, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland, and THE BROTHERS SIZE in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Blog: Casey Hebbel - Closing One, Opening Another
by Guest Blogger: Casey Hebbel - Jul 8, 2016

One show closes, another starts rehearsals, and a few fireworks in between! Here is guest blogger Casey Hebbel to fill you in with the latest during our 2016 season of Broadway Under the Stars... (more...)

Sheridan Smith Will Return to West End's FUNNY GIRL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sheridan Smith has taken a leave of absence from Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre due to 'stress and exhaustion.' Today, producers have confirmed that the actress will return to the West End production tonight in the role of Fanny Brice. Natasha J. Barnes has subbed for Smith since the end of May. (more...)

Keep That Vacation Feeling All Summer with Road Trip Ideas from Priceline.com and MapQuest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

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'BRIDGES' Tour Cast to Host LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER Benefit for BC/EFA in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The members of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY company are excited to host their final fundraising event, LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER - An Evening of Music by Jason Robert Brown and More, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at Washington, DC's Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW, Washington DC 20001) on Monday, July 11 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hunter Foster, Elena Shaddow and More in THE MUSIC MAN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Muny continues its spectacular 98th season this week with The Music Man, starring Hunter Foster (Harold Hill), Elena Shaddow (Marian Paroo), Mark Linn-Baker (Mayor Shinn), Liz McCartney (Mrs. Paroo), Todd Buonopane (Marcellus) and more, running through July 11, 2016.  BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at the cast in action below!    (more...)

BWW Review: Bay Street's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 7, 2016

The Bay Street Theatre's dazzling 25th season continues with a wonderful production of Alfred Uhry's enthralling Tony winning play The Last Night Of Ballyhoo. This thrilling show, running through July 24th, truly has something for everybody. It has laughter, drama, it is cerebral, and enlightens you. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kate Kataja of Wilbury Theatre Group Talks Third Annual PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVAL
by Robert Barossi - Jul 22, 2016

Promising to be bigger than ever, and not just because of added performance venues, the Providence Fringe Festival returns for its third year on July 26. I spoke with Kate Kataja of The Wilbury Theatre Group, which has produced the festival in each of its first three years, about her role and what audience's can expect at this year's Fringe. (more...)

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Speeds Into the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical opened at Patchogue Theatre presented by The Gateway on July 20 and will run through August 6. (more...)

Walkabout Theater Presents TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Walkabout Theater Company is pleased to celebrate summer with TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING Parade, an interactive, outdoor Parade and performance spectacle featuring over 30 multi-disciplinary artists - performed in both Spanish and English and perfect for the entire family. Five free performances will be presented August 16, August 23-24 and August 26-27, 2016 at unique outdoor venues across the City, primarily through the Chicago Park District's "Night Out in the Parks" series.  (more...)

Downriver Actors Guild Steps Back in Time with LEADER OF THE PACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Downriver Actors Guild will be taking a step back in time when the tunes were 'Outta Site' and 'Going Steady' was a teenager's biggest concern. It's the 60's, and Leader of the Pack is sure to please. (more...)

Multi Olivier Award-Winning Hit Musical SUNNY AFTERNOON Confirms Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

It may be a dull morning here in Glasgow but we're holding out for a spell of brighter weather as the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical Sunny Afternoon confirms its cast. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group, the show, which received four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, will open at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016 before rocking the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 11 until Saturday 15 October 2016.                                                                                       (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch a teaser for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner¬†Donna McKechnie¬†(A Chorus Line) and Tony & Olivier Award-Nominee¬†Tony Sheldon¬†(Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming production of¬†ICON,¬†a romantic new musical with book by¬†Sebastian Michael¬†and music & lyrics by¬†Jonathan Kaldor.¬† Paul Stancato¬†directs and choreographs a cast of 14, which also includes¬†Colin Anderson*,¬†Leslie Becker*,¬†Patrick Connaghan*, Chase Crandell*, Chloe Holgate*, Charlotte Maltby*, Ben McHugh*, Kalia Medeiros*, Erika Peterson, Chris Ramirez*, Casey Shane*,¬†and¬†Sam Simahk*.¬†¬†With a seven piece orchestra,¬†ICON¬†is being staged at¬†The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET¬ģ Project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 7th and 8th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 20 through¬†Tuesday, July 26, 2016. ¬†*Member, Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Happy 50ISH! to Return to NYC at The Triad This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

HAPPY 50ish!, the mid-life musical comedy is back by popular demand, beginning August 12, 2016 at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

Casting Announced for Writers Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce casting for the first five plays of the company's 25th Anniversary Season.  (more...)

PRETTY WOMAN's Garry Marshall Dies at Age 81
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

arry Marshall, best known for creating such iconic 1970s' TV shows as 'Happy Days,' 'The Odd Couple,' 'Laverne and Shirley' and 'Mork and Mindy' and for directing such classic films as Pretty Woman' and 'The Princess Diaries,' passed away on Tuesday (more...)

Harbourfront Centre to Welcome Return of ISLAND SOUL During Caribbean Carnival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce the return of Island Soul, during the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, with a focus on a renaissance of Caribbean culture and traditions, July 29 - August 1. (more...)

HUNTING TAYLOR BROWN is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ It was in February of 2009 when eighteen-year-old Rhys Hagan arrived at the Australian Army Recruit Training Centre in New South Wales. He would begin an eighty-day basic training course only to move on to another seventy-two-day infantry course which would qualify him to join a battalion as a rifleman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the SUNNY AFTERNOON Tour Cast; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

As the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical continues to excite audiences in the West End, Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the national tour of SUNNY AFTERNOON. Scroll down to meet the stars! (more...)

BWW Review: The Ritz Theater THE ADDAMS FAMILY Rises From the Ashes Just for Fun
by Pati Buehler - Jul 19, 2016

The Ritz Theater resurrects the ghouls dead and alive in a delightfully funny production. (more...)


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Drama Learning Center's TYA to Present Jason Robert Brown's '13' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present Jason Robert Brown's 13 this month. (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Coming to Cape Town & Johannesburg
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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First Look At Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO At Southwark Playhouse
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

The first images have been released of Gary Tushaw as Joseph Taylor, Jr in the eagerly awaited professional European premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO. (more...)

Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ¬Ė A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling musical thriller, with its unusual take on the notion of ¬ďeat or be eaten¬Ē, began its limited run July 17 ¬Ė with additional matinees already added for October 18 and 19. (more...)

Liverpool's International Samba Festival Was the Hit of the Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Thousands of people came from far and wide to enjoy Liverpool's International Samba Festival on Saturday, July 16th. There was a jubilant carnival atmosphere in the city as crowds lined the streets to watch the spectacular Brazilica Carnival Parade which made its way from Abercromby Square, along Hope Street, Hardman Street, Bold Street, and Church Street, before finishing at the Whitechapel Junction. Over 750 people took part in the incredible Parade from the UK, Brazil, Europe and even as far as Singapore, filling the streets of Liverpool with colour, music and a sensational carnival atmosphere.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, NBC's THE WIZ LIVE garnered six Emmy Award nominations. Below, return to the magical land of Oz with video and photos from the Emmy-nominated broadcast! (more...)

See Bold Plays of O'Neill and Williams in THE BEST SMALL TOWN IN THE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

At the four-day Festival, Beyond Success:  Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill,  the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Festival) offers a delightful theater and travel experience to discover Provincetown, rated one of 'the best small towns in America' for its beauty and culture.* (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...)

GHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Available Now Digitally and On CD July 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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Broadway AM Report, 7/15/2016 - Will Swenson in 'PIRATES', THE BODYGUARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 15, 2016

This weekend's big news: Will Swenson stars in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, beginning tonight at Barrington, THE BODYGUARD returns to London with Beverley Knight, and more! (more...)

Bloom & Wolf's INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL to Play MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF) presents Insomnia with music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and book by Theo Wolf. Ovi Vargas directs a cast of seven, including Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland* (Bway: The Music Man, Peter Pan). Insomnia is being staged at the Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street in New York City from August 2-7, 2016. (more...)

KC and the Sunshine Band Play the Ridgefield Playhouse July 31st
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Put on your "Boogie Shoes" and get ready to "Shake Your Booty" at our Summer '70s Dance Party with KC and the Sunshine Band! Come early and enjoy classic 1970's drinks and FREE hors d'oeuvres in the lobby. Don't forget to come decked out in your BEST 70's outfit for a chance to win a prize. It's all '70s, all night with KC's biggest hits including "Get Down Tonight," "That's The Way (I Like It)", "I'm Your Boogie Man," "Keep it Comin' Love," "Shake Your Booty" and many, many more! The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series bring these disco icons to the stage on Sunday, July 31 at 8 p.m. For tickets ($125), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. (more...)

Montego Glover and Joshua Henry to Join The New York Pops at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

On September 19, 2016, The New York Pops will return to Feinstein's/54 Below in Manhattan, NY, for a cabaret performance starring Tony nominees Montego Glover and Joshua Henry. The night will be an intimate evening of dining and entertainment led by Music Director Steven Reineke as two of Broadway's most talented stars perform some of their favorite tunes. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Katie Bernstein Sings 'The Gentleman Is A Dope' from ALLEGRO, Coming to Southwark Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

DOPEIn the video below, Katie Bernstein sings the iconic number 'The Gentleman Is A Dope' from Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Daniedlle Tarento, playing at Southwark Playhouse 5 Aug - 10 Sept 2016. Click below to watch her perform! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Recording Of FUNNY GIRL Featuring Sheridan Smith To Be Released 5 August 2016
by Edward Baker - Jul 13, 2016

Sheridan Smith brings her unique vocals and phenomenal performance as Fanny Brice to the London cast recording of the critically-acclaimed West End production of Funny Girl, to be released on Decca Records on 5th August. (more...)

BWW Review: Join the Parade that is THE MUSIC MAN at Cape Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Jul 13, 2016

Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical The Music Man has arrived at the Cape Playhouse, a wonderful professional theater one can visit to see Broadway-quality productions right in the heart of Dennis, and has invited each and every one of us to join this miraculous Parade that is considered "America's favorite family musical." (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Orignal Teen Idol Bobby Rydell 'In Conversation' with Rolling Stone, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Original Teen Idol BOBBY RYDELL is currently enjoying a nationwide 'Special Events & Book Tour' and career renaissance behind his acclaimed new autobiography, 'Teen Idol on the Rocks,' but that's not all. (more...)

Black Comedy THE DANCE OF DEATH Begins Previews Tomorrow at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

THE DANCE OF DEATH, August Strindberg's groundbreaking play in a new version by renowned Irish playwright Conor McPherson, begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival's Studio Theatre. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 11, 2016

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical. (more...)

BWW Review: RING OF FIRE, Johnny Cash Jukebox Musical, Delights at Porthouse
by Roy Berko - Jul 11, 2016

Johnny Cash, 'The Man in Black,' was noted as a somber singer of such songs as 'I Walk the Line,' 'If I Were a Carpenter,' and 'Ring of Fire.' The latter was chosen as the title for Richard Maltby, Jr.'s jukebox musical, now on stage at Porthouse Theatre, which loosely centers on the trials and tribulations of Cash's life. While not autobiographical, per se, there is enough of the tale of the man to gain an understanding of Cash, his music, his strong belief in social causes, and his personal problems. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES' Chaz Wolcott Plays 'The Smoothie Challenge' with Tyler Mount
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2016

Popular Broadway YouTube personality, Tyler Mount, recently welcomed NEWSIES star Chaz Wolcott, for the latest episode of his web series, THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG. Below, catch the Broadway star answering his fans' most obscure questions, singing his go-to audition cut, and playing a hilariously disgusting round of 'The Smoothie Challenge'! (more...)

Mario Batali & Federica Marchionni Named Honorees of New York City's 2016 Columbus Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that it has named culinary trailblazer Mario Batali and visionary business leader Federica Marchionni as honorees of the 2016 Columbus Day Parade. (more...)

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