Piedmont Players Theatre Offers Free Tickets to the Meroney Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Do you know someone who has never been to a live performance at the Meroney Theater?  Does your spouse or friends always have an excuse as to why they won't go with you to the newest Piedmont Players show?  Well thanks to a promotion PPT will be offering throughout the run of their first production of the new season, there are no more excuses.  Anyone who has never attended a PPT show at the Meroney Theater is invited to see Peter and the Starcatcher- the Tony Winning prequel to Peter Pan- for free! (more...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Living Legend Chita Rivera
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 26, 2016

The Legendary Chita Rivera got her musical theatre start at the age of 17 on the 1st national tour of 'Call Me Madam' and every step since then has paved the way to making her Carnegie Hall debut on Monday Nov. 7th 2016 at 8:00 in Chita: Nowadays. Chita refers to herself as an eternal gypsy, talks about how dancing is acting without words, and that listening is the best way to learn the craft. With ten Tony nominations and two wins, and with consummate wisdom and skill, Chita shares that many of the disciplines that made her a star, she learned from dancing in the chorus. When the universe opens a door, Chita Rivera always peeks in.  (more...)

Jimi Bani Stars in TITLE AND DEED at Belvoir
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Title and Deed is a uniquely Indigenous take on an international theatre hit. We all come from blood and saltwater and a screaming mother begging us to leave. Playwright Will Eno's break-through play Thom Pain (based on nothing) catapulted him to world-wide acclaim and a Pulitzer nomination. In Title and Deed he once again crafts a monologue of such disarming wisdom that it seems as if it were not written down at all. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of SIMON DAWES BECOMES A PLANET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The world premiere of award-winning playwright Alex Moggridge's unique & compelling new play with music Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet is currently getting a limited engagement at the Access Theater (380 Broadway, 4th Fl.) through Saturday, October 8. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Growing Stage Kicks Off 35th Season with NJ Professional Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong opens its 35th Anniversary Main Stage season with PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.  The show runs October 7th through the 23rd with performances Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM.   (more...)

BWW Interview: BUNGA PENUTUP ABAD's Happy Salma talks about Nyai Ontosoroh and Her Love For Local Literature
by Yuliani Supandji - Sep 26, 2016

Born in January 4, 1980, Happy Salma is an Indonesian actress, model, and writer. Originally working as a model, she later acted in numerous films and theatre productions.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: REMEMBERING PIRATES Is What Happens When Childhood Fantasy Meets A Grown Up World
by Jade Kops - Sep 25, 2016

Australian writer Christopher Harley's REMEMBERING PIRATES explores a world where J.M. Barrie's characters have grown up and become the adults Peter Pan detested. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Listen to 'Gotta Get Out' from LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast Recording, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway Records today released the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT. Scroll down for a first listen to 'Gotta Get Out,' featuring Alison Luff, Patti Murin, Robin de Jesus, Sam Underwood, Derek Klena, Kate Rockwell, Aaron Riesebeck and the ensemble! (more...)

PETER PAN GOES WRONG Announces Its New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Peter Pan Goes Wrong today announces the cast for its return to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run from 21 October 2016 - 29 January 2017. Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong sees the team behind the award-winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong bring their trademark comic mayhem to the J.M. Barrie classic and festive favourite, Peter Pan. (more...)

BWW TV: PETER PAN GOES WRONG Shares Its Latest Trailer
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 22, 2016

Here's a sneak peek at Peter Pan Goes Wrong before its return to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run from 21 October 2016 - 29 January 2017. Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong sees the team behind the award-winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong bring their trademark comic mayhem to the J.M. Barrie classic and festive favourite, Peter Pan. (more...)

Entr'Acte Theatrix & Theatre of the Collaborative Arts to Stage PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

In keeping with their mandate to nurture and support the next generation of theatre artists, Entr'Acte Theatrix and The Peter Halmos Foundation will collaborate with a brand new company - Theatre of Collaborative Arts - to present the award-winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher.  The production will run from October 6 - 16 at the William G. Skaff Center in West Palm Beach. (more...)

BWW Takes a Closer Look at Harry Enfield's Upcoming Project with the Young Vic, ONCE IN A LIFETIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Harry Enfield will play studio boss Herman Glogauer in Christopher Hart's adaptation of Kaufman and Hart's classic Hollywood comedy, Once in a Lifetime. Enfield is joined in the cast of Richard Jones' production by John Marquez as George and Claudie Blakley as May, with further casting still to be announced. (more...)

BWW Review: Walnut's SOUTH PACIFIC is Simply Stunning!
by Pati Buehler - Sep 21, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre welcomes back several Philly and Broadway talents for their glorious season opener. (more...)

Tennessee Williams' Timeless and Beloved Tale THE GLASS MENAGERIE Comes to Garden Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Garden Theatre (160 W. Plant St.) is proud to present Beth Marshall Presents' production of Tennessee Williams' classic memory play, The Glass Menagerie, showing October 21 - November 6, 2016. The Glass Menagerie is sponsored by Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware. (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-winning soprano Kelli O'Hara makes her first-ever solo headlining appearance at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC recently announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) would lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The tour will launch in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 30-November 6, 2016. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Announces Martin Kemp to Play Sam Phillips at the Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End hit today reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza which appears at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall as part of Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest. Million Dollar Quartet plays a limited season starring Martin Kemp from Saturday 17th December 2016 - Monday 2nd January 2017. (more...)

Nancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. (more...)

GETTING IT RIGHT: THE SONGS OF JAMES BALLARD AND SETH CHRISTENFELD to Play The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

James Ballard and Seth Christenfeld, the musical theatre writing team behind The Oxford Epidemic, will present an evening of their material at The Laurie Beechman Theater for one night only on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now, at $15 and can be purchased at www.westbankcafe.com. There is a $20 food/drink minimum. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dancer Ryan Steele on His Dual Roles in the Tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Bob Rizzo - Sep 20, 2016

You may know him as Broadway's bespectacled 'Newsie' who whipped off multiple ballet turns atop a sheet of newspaper. Maybe you spotted him as a lost boy in NBC's Peter Pan Live!, or caught his sensitive portrayal of Baby John in the revival of West Side Story. But Ryan Steele has graduated from adolescent roles and is ready to take on leading man status this fall in the national tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Piedmont Players Theatre to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Meroney Theater Box Office will open on September 21 for Seat Namers, September 22 for Season Ticket Holders and September 26 to the General Public for Piedmont Players Theatre's production of the Tony-winning prequel to Peter Pan, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win A Signed Copy Of Jay Armstrong Johnson's Live 54 Below Album
by BWW Contests - Sep 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving you and a friend a chance to win a signec copy of Jay Armstrong Johnson's Live 54 Below Album courtesy of Broadway records. Winners will be contacted at the time of contest closing at 11:59 PM EST Friday, September 23rd, 2016. (more...)

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30. (more...)

Nicholas Christopher and Kerstin Anderson Lead Podcast Recording of DARLING in Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Tonight, Hamilton's Nicholas Christopher will play Peter in a complete concert presentation of Darling, Ryan Scott Oliver's dark deconstruction of Peter Pan. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

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

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

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

BWW Interview: Broadway's Paul Schoeffler in Walnut Street's South Pacific
by Pati Buehler - Sep 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theater opens its 208th season with the classic SOUTH PACIFIC with a stellar cast of Philly favorites and Broadway talent. (more...)

UK Tour and NY Dates Announced for MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment today announced Mr Popper's Penguins will be visiting 6 venues in the UK from the 27 September to 11 December prior to a West End Christmas season. The Penguins will also be sailing across the Atlantic for their US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre this autumn.  (more...)

Andrew Pollard and Anthony Spargo to Return to Greenwich for PETER PAN: A NEW ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Booing at this year's pantomime at Greenwich Theatre will reach new levels with the return of everyone's favourite villain Anthony Spargo as Captain Hook in Peter Pan: A New Adventure. (more...)

BWW Profile: Dame Maggie Smith Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 16, 2016

This morning we are taking a look at the illustrious career of Dame Maggie Smith. I mean, she's a Dame after all; Queen Elizabeth doesn't just hand those out to anyone. Her career includes highlights from on stage, including 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Private Lives,' and 'Lettice and Lovage;' to in films as 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,' 'Sister Act,' and 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel;' to her iconic role as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham on 'Downton Abbey,' for which she is nominated for an Emmy for the fourth-consecutive year. (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet a New Anna and the King- Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC just announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. Joan Almedilla will play Lady Thiang with Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey. The tour will launch in Providence, RI October 30-November 6, 2016, and will play multi-week and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season and beyond. Please find complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com. (more...)

Cast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus is announced today. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Edward Allan Baker's ROSEMARY WITH GINGER Opens 9/23 at Centennial Black Box
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2016

Edward Allan Baker's Rosemary With Ginger - starring Laura Holloway and Tarama Todres - is the next production of the Nashville-based Chicago Talking Machine , running September 23-25 and September 30-October 2 at the Centennial Black Box Theater, 211 27th Avenue North. (more...)

ole Songwriters Have Number One Hit with Kelsea Ballerini's 'Peter Pan'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

ole, the world's fastest growing rights management company, announced today country star Kelsea Ballerini's single “Peter Pan,” which was co-produced by ole songwriter/producer Jason Massey and co-written by ole legacy songwriter Jesse Lee has hit number one on the Billboard Country chart. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Rose Theater Announces the Cast of SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

An ornery ogre, a peculiar princess, a talking donkey, a vertically-challenged villain and a love struck dragon are headed to The Rose Theater with the production of Shrek The Musical. The Broadway sensation, based on DreamWorks Animation's 2001 blockbuster Shrek will run at The Rose, Sept. 30 through Oct. 15, 2016. (more...)

BWW Emmy Review Recap: Look Back at Biggest Theatre to TV Transitions of the Year; THE WIZ, GREASE, LADY DAY
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 13, 2016

As we saw throughout the two nights of the Creative Arts Emmys, theatrical programming and theatre performers have done very well taking home trophies so far this year. So, we wanted to take a look back at three of the biggest theatrical properties to come to television in the past year, as they prepare for the biggest awards to be announced on Sunday.  (more...)

Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton & More Named 2016 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

CMT today named Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett as the premiere country artists of 2016 to be celebrated at the seventh-annual 'CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR' special, premiering from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Thursday, October 20 at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Hilarious Comedy BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews onWednesday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

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