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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!


Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

West End's Kids Week Announces Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative, returns for the whole of August 2016, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Maulik Pancholy, Telly Leung & More Celebrate Opening of STC's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

 Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Ed Sylvanus Iskandar's bold new interpretation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, featuring the music of Duncan Sheik, which opened last night in STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company Sets Summer Cabaret Club Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently completed its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Cabaret Club. (more...)

Burning Coal to Host Fosse & Blankenbuehler Workshops
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents two dance workshops this summer, The Bob Fosse Style (June 13, 20, 27 from 7 to 8:30 pm) and The Andy Blankenbuehler Style Hip Hop Workshop (September 4, 5 and 6 from 6:30 to 8 pm) at Burning Coal Theatre Company, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh taught by professional actor/singer/dancer Beth Anderson. Each three day workshops cost $150. Enrollment is limited. To enroll call 919.834.4001. For more information, visit us online at www.burningcoal.org. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

After watching O.J. Simpson getting found not guilty, the public seemed more willing to accept the musical's cynical look at life. (more...)

'Phantom' Headlines Tenth Year Anniversary Season at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Whodunnit REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Comes To Theatre Royal Glasgow
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo, comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery.  (more...)

Finalists Announced for the Fourth Annual Bobby G Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Finalists for the fourth annual Bobby G Awards were released this afternoon. The awards program, which culminates in a Tony Awards-style ceremony and performance on May 26 at the Buell Theatre, celebrates outstanding achievement in high-school musical theatre in Colorado. This year the program was expanded to include 40 schools across Colorado, up from 30 the year before. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christiane Noll, Christina Bianco & More Sing the Musicals of the 60s at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 24, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee & YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, two-time Nightlife Award-winner Scott Coulter (who travels around the world performing with Stephen Schwartz), Jeannette Bayardelle (original cast of The Color Purple), Cooper Grodin (plays The Phantom in the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera), Tony-nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Drama Desk Award-nominee Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods,Irving Berlin's White Christmas) just took part in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1960s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

Broadway Dreams Foundation Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with New International Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with exciting new programming and expanded international destinations, including Russia and Brazil. The 2016 Summer Tour, GENERAT10N, will visit cities across the U.S. and Canada when it kicks off in Atlanta, GA on May 31, 2016. In each location, the premier non-profit performing arts training program will present an incredible roster of Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer highly personalized musical theatre training and mentoring through unique, week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socio- economic backgrounds. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/22/16
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/22/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/23
by BWW Special Coverage - May 23, 2016

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 5/22/2016. (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, May 23, 2016
by - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on HOUDINI & DOYLE, airing on FOX on Monday, May 23, 2016! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

MJ12 Featuring Bass Legend Percy Jones to Release Debut Album, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

MJ12, featuring Brand X bass legend Percy Jones, will be releasing their eagerly awaited debut album on Gonzo Multimedia UK on June 24, 2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 23-29, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 23, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 23-29, 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/20/2016 - The Drama League Awards and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 20, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The Drama League Awards are being presented today, hosted by Zachary Levi and Megan Hilty! (more...)

Pilgrim Festival Singers to Perform Four Broadway East Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Pilgrim Festival Singers, a small vocal ensemble of the Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region's principal community choral group, present their South Shore summer concert series, Broadway East. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gemma Sutton Of THE GO-BETWEEN!
by Carrie Dunn - May 19, 2016

We caught up with Gemma Sutton as she rehearses new show The Go-Between. She stars alongside Michael Crawford and Issy van Randwyck. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Opening Night of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL UK Premiere
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2016

Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso. The hit off-Broadway show finally receives its London premiere, running now through 5 June 2016. Go inside opening night below! (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Christina Bianco and More Sign on for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee & YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, two-time Nightlife Award-winner Scott Coulter (who travels around the world performing with Stephen Schwartz), Jeannette Bayardelle (original cast of The Color Purple) and Cooper Grodin (plays The Phantom in the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera), will join previously announced Tony-nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1960s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess to Lead Social Media for 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Can't be there live? Don't sweat it. 2016 Tony Award Nominee Alex Brightman and his School of Rock The Musical co-star, Sierra Boggess have been named social media correspondents for the 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY concert, presented by United Airlines. The pair will post on social media throughout the event, keeping fans up-to-date on all of the action behind the scenes and on stage. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: May 19, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: May 13-19, 2016. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens 'the Alice'; Dael Orlandersmith Named Artist in Residence
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Teal Wicks, Natalie Weiss and More to Join Carner & Gregor at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Songwriters Sam Carner and Derek Gregor return to 54 Below on June 2nd for a 9:30 concert of their songs from various upcoming projects. (more...)

Elbit Systems Reports First Quarter of 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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Tamra Hayden to Take LOVE IS ... to Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

On July 6th, Tamra Hayden, who stellar career includes originating the role of Cosette in LES MISERABLES on Broadway, takes 'Love Is ...' to Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern romantic comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from British Premiere of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso. The hit off-Broadway show finally receives its London premiere, running now through 5 June 2016. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Philly POPS to Present First Major Memorial Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Memorial Day weekend, the POPS and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present Memorial Salute, Philadelphia's first major Memorial Day concert. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR Cast
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 16, 2016

Today I'm addressing another excellent question from @JudyMolnar: 'What are some favorite items Bright Star cast members have in their dressing rooms? Show & tell.' (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 16-22, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 16-22, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/15/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/15/2016. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Michael Crawford in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, 1988
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

Before taking on the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's international smash, Crawford was best known for his physical comedy. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Sun Is Shining Hard on BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2016

Carmen Cusack has finally made her Broadway debut, and it's in the role of a lifetime. She plays Alice Murphy (at two ages) in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR- a performance that earned her a nomination for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Hear her story below! (more...)

BWW Review: CLOUDSTREET Is A Major Australian Success Story
by Barry Lenny - May 14, 2016

State Opera has pulled out all the stops for this opera, which has been five years in the making. (more...)

BWW Preview: NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY Benefits Historic Lighthouse
by Marina Kennedy - May 13, 2016

The best of Broadway comes to Long Island on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m., as Neil Berg's '100 Years of Broadway' shines at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport to benefit the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Seth Rudetsky & Christine Ebersole Perform on AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

On this week's edition of the Emmy-nominated series American Songbook at NJPAC - premiering on Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m. on THIRTEEN (and later in the day at 3:30 p.m. on WLIW21) - we feature Sirius XM Broadway host/pianist Seth Rudetsky & two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Korean Cultural Center Announces 'Korean Movie Night New York: Premiere Showcase'
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Korean Cultural Center New York, a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea, is proud to announce a new film series to launch Korean Movie Night New York: Premiere Showcase, specially screening selections of the hottest Korean blockbuster films. The kickoff screening event will be held on Wednesday May 18th, 7:00 pm at the IFC Center in New York. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Clyde Alves & More Set for Music Theatre Wichita's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita's 45th Season, which includes Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and the regional premieres of "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Mamma Mia!"   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Howard McGillin Brings MY ROMANCE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 12, 2016

Last night, Feinstein's/54 Below welcomed back Broadway's beloved leading man Howard McGillin, and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: May 12, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 12, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: May 6-12, 2016. (more...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

Julie Halston to Host T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre Benefit This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Julie Halston will be Mistress of Ceremonies at T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre's 2016 Spring Benefit and Performance Monday, May 23, 2016, which will span the Studio/Theatre at 151 West 26th Street and the nearby rooftop bar of Rare View Chelsea, 152 W 26th Street. (more...)

Dillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of HELLO DILLIE, written by Ms. Keane and Adele Anderson, and directed by Simon Green and featuring Michael Roulston on piano. Produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, HELLO DILLIE begins performances on Tuesday June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

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