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From the novel Le FantŰme de L'Opťra by Gaston Leroux

This mesmerizing Phantom is traditional musical theatre in the finest sense. The Tony award winning authors of Nine have transformed Gaston Leroux' original novel into a sensation that enraptures audiences and critics with beautiful songs and an expertly crafted book. It is constructed around characters more richly developed than in any other version, including the original novel!



Full Cast Announced for Glenn Close-Led SUNSET BOULEVARD on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close won London's Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016. The award was presented last night, Sunday, November 13, at a ceremony hosted by Sir Elton John and Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev. (more...)

Palace Theater Tours Offer Backstage Access; Guided Tours Resume 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

After taking a hiatus through the holidays and the month of January, the Palace Theater will resume its popular monthly tours beginning Friday, February 3 at 11:00am. The tour that lasts approximately an hour and a half, is an opportunity to stroll through 95 years of theater history and view this outstanding example of early 20th century architecture, that went through a thirty-million dollar restoration before reopening in 2004. Admission is $5.00 per person and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. Groups larger than ten people are asked to contact the Box Office to book their reservations in advance. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Extended Booking In West End To May 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Having recently twice smashed the house record at the New London Theatre, today, 9 January 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of School of Rock - The Musical announces the show is extending booking for a second time since its official opening.  Tickets are now available to 28 May 2017. (more...)

HAMILTON, LOVE NEVER DIES and More Slated for Broadway at The Paramount's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of superb entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a roster of shows that spans the ages, featuring familiar titles and brand new productions. Seattle Theatre Group is proud to announce the Broadway Musical, Hamilton, will play its premiere Seattle engagement and anchor the 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season.  (more...)

Vanessa Williams Signs on for Broadway Series at the Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Vanessa Williams, the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar, will make her Broadway Up Close concert series debut at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 PM, co-starring SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/8/2017. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 9-15 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of January 9-15, 2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/9
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 1/8/2017. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Announces Schedule of Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

WBT has announced its schedule of upcoming special events. See the entire lineup below. With questions visit: www.BroadwayTheatre.com  (more...)

BWW Blog: Sebastian Trevino - Revivals
by Guest Blogger: Sebastian Trevino - Jan 9, 2017

Revivals can be a tricky subject. People fall in love with the details that make up a show without realizing it. I mean, how can Elphaba's grandiose Defying Gravity first act ending ever be done differently? What about Phantom's epic chandelier drop, how can that be altered? Yes, we tend to cherish certain elements from a show and at times even consider them to be irreplaceable. I, like some of you, am one of those theatre fans. So yeah, I'll admit, I was a bit worried when I found out Mexico's Rent Revival was going to have a completely new take on this modern musical classic.  (more...)

PHANTOM, SOUND OF MUSIC, JERSEY BOYS and More Set for 2017-18 Broadway Season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Broadway Across Canada has announced this year's stunning season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. See photos from the recording session below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2017

Last night Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera and BroadwayWorld was at the opening night festivities. (more...)

Rachelle Ann Go, Ben Forster and More Raise Money for Charity with Recording of IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Some of the biggest stars on the West End have rerecorded Jacques Brel's "If We Only Have Love" in aid of Childline as the service celebrates its 30th anniversary. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/15/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/15/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/18
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 18, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 1/15/2017. (more...)

Sheyenne Theatre Presents THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The award-winning Sheyenne Theatre program is proud to present the regional premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE Phantom OF THE OPERA.  Performances of this musical theatre phenomenon are scheduled February 10, 11, 17 & 18 @ 7:30pm and February 12 & 19 @ 2:30pm on the Sheyenne High School Main Stage. (more...)

BROADWAY GOES A CAPPELLA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway and A Cappella stars come together for a special performance of classic and contemporary theatre songs, Broadway Goes A Cappella, on Monday, January 23rd at 7 PM at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

RAINBOWS & RIBBONS at Don't Tell Mama to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

"Rainbows & Ribbons" a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Saturday, March 25th at 5:00 pm. (more...)

Sammy J. Presents Solo Show HERO COMPLEX on Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

In 1996, Sammy J borrowed some Phantom comics from his school gardener. He wasnt to know it at the time, but that moment set off a chain of events that led to the birth of his daughter, saw him committing a crime in Canberra and ended with a federal policeman searching his attic. Its an unbelievably true story from the star of ABCs Playground Politics. (more...)

Rachael Wooding Joins Glasgow Cast of WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Rachael Wooding will guest star as Alice in the 2017 UK tour of Wonderland during its run at the King's in Glasgow as part of the production's first ever UK tour.   (more...)

Princeton Symphony to Welcome Sierra Boggess for 'Saturday Evening POPS!' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Saturday, February 4 at 8 pm, The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s Saturday Evening POPS! concert celebrates famous songs and music of the stage and screen with guest vocalist Sierra Boggess and the return of Lucas Richman as host and conductor. (more...)

Princeton Symphony to Feature Sierra Boggess as Guest Vocalist for POPS! Concert, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Saturday, February 4 at 8 pm, The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s Saturday Evening POPS! concert celebrates famous songs and music of the stage and screen with guest vocalist Sierra Boggess and the return of Lucas Richman as host and conductor. The concert highlights iconic melodies from productions which have found success on both stage and screen. Ms. Boggess performs songs from Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Love Never Dies, and In the Good Old Summertime. The evening also includes a tribute to George Gershwin, dance music by Leonard Bernstein from On the Town, and selections from Oliver! and The Producers. The concert takes place at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 16-22 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of January 16-22, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM TOOL BOOTH at Ensemble Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Much like Lewis Carroll's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and L. Frank Baum's THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ, Norton Juster's THE Phantom TOLL BOOTH is a fantasy adventure. All three are perceived as tales for children, but, in reality, though they are intended to teach youngsters, the messages are often so complex that they go over the heads of their intended audience. (more...)

Carly Honfi to Join California Pops Orchestra for MAGICAL BROADWAY HITS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

California Pops Orchestra, the country's only all-request pops orchestra, begins the new year with 'Magical Broadway Hits' at Cupertino's Flint Center, featuring guest vocalist Carly Honfi. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/14/2017
by - Jan 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/14/2017. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Behind the scenes with Derrick Davis, Katie Travis, Steve Czarnecki of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Detroit Opera House
by Katie Laban - Jan 14, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is currently appearing through January 22nd at the Detroit Opera House. Yesterday, BroadwayWorld Detroit was given an inside look at show and able to speak with some the cast members including the Phantom, Derrick Davis. (more...)

Musical Revue 'CARRIE' THAT TUNE Brings the Flops to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Proof Doubt Closer Theatre Company presents 'CARRIE' THAT TUNE: HIT SONGS FROM FLOP MUSICALS at BAR FEDORA starting Feb. 2. Conceived, written and directed by Trace Oakley, Musical Direction by Alena Bernardi, Choreography by Averi Quinn Yorek. Presented by Proof Doubt Closer Theatre Company. (more...)

CATS Continues to Claw Round the Globe as it Takes the Stage in Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

According to The National, Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS is set to take the stage in Dubai for a two week run from January 15 through the 28th. Tickets can be purchased through Dh275 at www.dubaiopera.com. (more...)

MainStreet Theatre Company to Start 2017 with THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company begins the New Year with a stage adaptation of The Secret Garden, the beloved 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnet. The award- winning adaptation stays true to the original novel, whichhas been inspiring and delighting generations of children for over 100 years. (more...)

HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording Surpasses 1 Million in U.S. Sales
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Original Broadway Cast Recording, HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, currently No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart, has now surpassed 1 million in U.S. album sales (more...)

Brent Barrett to Perform at Garner Performing Arts Center Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Brent Barrett, who will be in concert Saturday at the Garner Performing Arts Center, is a prime illustration of how Broadway extends beyond countries' borders. (more...)

'MARGARITAVILLE', THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS and More on Tap for Broadway in New Orleans' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017 - 2018 season was announced today. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, the new season will play at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans beginning fall 2017. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces February 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Acclaimed Revue 'CARRIE' THAT TUNE: HIT SONGS FROM FLOP MUSICALS Returns to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

A musical revue of great songs, many of them classics from the Great American Songbook. These songs came not from hit musicals, or from Tin-Pan-Alley songwriters. Each song was a bright spot in a Broadway musical that flopped. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater J's Scintillating COPENHAGEN
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 12, 2017

With Copenhagen, Theater J has done it again - giving DC audiences another thought-provoking must see evening. (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents A Concert Reading of LADY MONDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents, David Alan Thornton's Rock Opera, Lady Monday, in concert at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. This event is a benefit for Playhouse Creatures inner city youth theatre program 'Little Creatures Act Out'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Nixon Drops by MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon stopped by The York Theatre Company's 'New2NY' production of 'Mark Felt, Superstar' to visit friends Joshua Rosenblum (composer) and cast member Peter Benson. Scroll down for photos of her with the cast! (more...)

DJI's Guide To The Perfect Valentine's Gift For Your Loved One
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Fun-Loving VoicePlay to Bring the Art of A Cappella to UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

On February 4 at 8:00PM, VoicePlay will take over the Union County Performing Arts Center's Main Stage and showcase a mastery over the human voice that is rarely heard. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Arrives Tonight at the Detroit Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Broadway In Detroit is thrilled to welcome the Detroit premiere of the spectacular new production of The Phantom Of The Opera tonight for a limited two-week engagement (January 11-22) at the Detroit Opera House. (more...)

Starry Lineup Set for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, continues its ongoing line-up show, An Evening of Classic Broadway, on Tuesday, January 24th at 8PM. (more...)

Neil Berg Returns With 108 Years Of Broadway 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Neil Berg returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall with his annual celebration of Broadway's greatest songs on Tuesday, February 14 for two performances at 2PM & 8PM. (more...)

The Global Phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - The Rock Opera Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Featuring a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway's finest rock band - The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera onSaturday, March 2 at 2pm and 8pm.  This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017
by - Jan 10, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards Winners Announced - Fredericksburg Theater Company Dominates!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 San Antonio winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

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