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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!


KINKY BOOTS, THE BODYGUARD & More Set for Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 SeasonKINKY BOOTS, THE BODYGUARD & More Set for Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, announced last night the six productions that will comprise the lineup for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupLaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

NYC Mayor Officially Proclaims February 9, 2016 as KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAYNYC Mayor Officially Proclaims February 9, 2016 as KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The 20th Kids' Night on Broadway takes place in New York City today, February 9th, 2016. Select Broadway shows will offer in-theatre activities for kids including talkbacks, Kids' Night on Broadway activity books, and other exciting events. (more...)

Take Your Youngsters to the Theatre! KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Is TonightTake Your Youngsters to the Theatre! KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Is Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Give your kids an unforgettable experience this winter with the 20th Anniversary of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY! The event takes place in New York City tonight, February 9th, 2016, and this year's National Ambassadors for the program are Kelli O'Hara (The King and I) and Marlee Matlin (Spring Awakening). (more...)


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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  2/8INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/8
by - Feb 8, 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 2/7/2016. (more...)

SCERA to Welcome Dallyn Bayles in ConcertSCERA to Welcome Dallyn Bayles in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Celebrated performer Dallyn Vail Bayles whose talent and passion for musical theater have taken him to Broadway and beyond will give two concerts at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem this month featuring Broadway and inspirational music. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: As MATILDA THE MUSICAL Finishes Up In Sydney, The Cast Chats To BWW Before They Head To MelbourneBWW INTERVIEW: As MATILDA THE MUSICAL Finishes Up In Sydney, The Cast Chats To BWW Before They Head To Melbourne
by Jade Kops - Feb 8, 2016

The time has come for MATILDA THE MUSICAL to move south and share the joy and magic with Melbourne. BroadwayWorld.com-Sydney took this opportunity to chat to some of the adult cast before they leave the Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Tom Hooper to Direct Big Screen Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS?Tom Hooper to Direct Big Screen Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS?
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 8, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical Cats will be making its return to Broadway this summer. But is the feline fantasy also heading to the big screen? (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 8-14, 2016What's Playing on Broadway: February 8-14, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 8, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 8-14, 2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Catching up with Michael Crawford on His Return to the West End in THE GO-BETWEEN; Broadway Possibilities & MoreBWW Exclusive: Catching up with Michael Crawford on His Return to the West End in THE GO-BETWEEN; Broadway Possibilities & More
by Robert Diamond - Feb 8, 2016

I wasn't surprised when the reaction to the announcement that Michael Crawford would return to the stage, immediately started to trend on Twitter in the UK and to generate internet traffic across the globe. Here, in his own words Michael Crawford, brings us up to date. (more...)

Elgin Symphony Orchestra to Host A RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATIONElgin Symphony Orchestra to Host A RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents A RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATION with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and conductor Stephen Squires. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan HiltyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/7/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/7/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 2/7/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE KING AND I, PIPPIN, ON YOUR FEET, and More Casts Take Saturday Intermission PicsPhoto Flash: THE KING AND I, PIPPIN, ON YOUR FEET, and More Casts Take Saturday Intermission Pics
by Sally Henry - Feb 6, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the casts of PIPPIN, THE Phantom OF THE OPERA, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2016BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2016
by - Feb 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Student Makes Broadway Debut in SCHOOL OF ROCK TonightDr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Student Makes Broadway Debut in SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Diego Lucano, an active, scholarship-winning student of the Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, will make his Broadway debut tonight, Friday, February 5, 2016 in the new hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, School of Rock at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Will Host First Facebook Live Event with Julia Udine & Jeremy Hays on 2/11THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Will Host First Facebook Live Event with Julia Udine & Jeremy Hays on 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Broadway's greatest love story is going live.  Join current stars Julia Udine (Christine) and Jeremy Hays  (Raoul) for a special backstage Q&A, live from The Majestic Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BABYLON 101 Features New Tunes and More at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: BROADWAY BABYLON 101 Features New Tunes and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

This past Sunday, January 31st, Feinstein's/54 Below presented BROADWAY BABYLON 101: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, Broadway Babylon's inaugural concert. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for February 5, 2016!Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for February 5, 2016!
by BWW Discount Alert - Feb 5, 2016

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, February 5, 2016? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

Tara Rubin Talks Casting on Latest Episode of BROADWAY BACKBONE PodcastTara Rubin Talks Casting on Latest Episode of BROADWAY BACKBONE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

In the latest episode of popular theatre podcast Broadway Backbone, Brad Bradley chats with Tara Rubin Casting's very own Tara Rubin. Listen below as she explains the intricacies of the casting process! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: February 4, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: February 4, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 4, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: January 29-February 4. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 3/11Kristin Chenoweth Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth, best known for defining the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the hit musical Wicked, comes to The Fred Kavli Theatre, Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Seph Stanek & Brittany Hogan Alomar to Perform ASTEP Benefit ConcertSeph Stanek & Brittany Hogan Alomar to Perform ASTEP Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Seph Stanek returns to his homestate of South Carolina to join Brittany Hogan Alomar and Jack Cohan for 'An Evening on Broadway.' (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Set for Kravis Center's 2016-17 Broadway SeasonBEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Set for Kravis Center's 2016-17 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the ninth annual series of Kravis On Broadway, which will present a record number of seven smash hits from the Great White Way, including several multiple Tony Award¬ģ winners. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford & Jake Broder, choreography by Vernel Bagneris and directed by Taylor Hackford.  "Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950's Las Vegas and beyond and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith," says Wareham. LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA will begin previews on Wednesday, February 24; will open on Saturday, February 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Oakland School for the Arts Will Stage Amateur Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCKOakland School for the Arts Will Stage Amateur Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Oakland School for the Arts in Oakland, California will present the world premiere amateur youth production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest Broadway smash hit, School of Rock - The Musical, as the hit musical continues its professional Broadway run at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) in New York City.  In an unprecedented move, Lloyd Webber teamed up with R&H Theatricals prior to the show's Broadway opening on November 6, 2015 to make youth performance rights available to schools and youth theatres across the U.S. and Canada. In an exciting move, producer (and Oakland School of the Arts supporter) Carole Shorenstein Hays has invited OSA to present their musical on the historic stage of the Curran (where The Phantom of the Opera played for five record-breaking years) March 3 - 12, 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN MusicalBreaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will return to the London Stage in a new musical, based on the famed novel THE GO-BETWEEN. According to Baz Bamigboye of the UK Daily Mail, the production will begin performances on May 27th at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Comes to Pieter Toerien's Montecasino TheatreJOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Comes to Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 4, 2016

Pieter Toerien presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, on stage at the Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, from 29 April to 7 August 2016. (more...)

Daisy Amphlett, Ralph Bogard & More to Star in SOMETHING SOMETHING LAZARUS at the King's HeadDaisy Amphlett, Ralph Bogard & More to Star in SOMETHING SOMETHING LAZARUS at the King's Head
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Broken Cabaret in association with the King's Head are thrilled to announce the casting for their March 2016 production of new British musical Something Something Lazarus. (more...)

Neues Stage Entertainment Programm ab Herbst: PHANTOM endet, TARZAN zieht nach Oberhausen und MARY POPPINS premiert in StuttgartNeues Stage Entertainment Programm ab Herbst: PHANTOM endet, TARZAN zieht nach Oberhausen und MARY POPPINS premiert in Stuttgart
by Iris Moebius - Feb 3, 2016

Nach dem Aus fur das Theater am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin hat Stage Entertainment jetzt die Plane fur einige andere Theater in Deutschland bekannt gegeben. DAS Phantom DER OPER lauft im Hebst in Oberhausen aus und wird von TARZAN ersetzt. Nachfolger von TARZAN in Stuttgart wird als Deutschlandpremiere und neues Musical im deutschen Katalog der Stage MARY POPPINS. (more...)

New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

32 Actors, 8 Writers, and 8 Directors will gather at Abingdon Theatre Company for an entire weekend of pure creativity to produce FETE 24. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This SpringAsolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Nearly 50 years after the groundbreaking film inspired the world, Asolo Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's electric stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER.   (more...)

Toronto Symphony's New Creations Festival to Brighten Up the Month of MarchToronto Symphony's New Creations Festival to Brighten Up the Month of March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) brings avant-garde, contemporary music to Toronto this March. Revered Australian composer, conductor, and violist Brett Dean joins festival conductor and host Peter Oundjian to curate the TSO's 12th annual New Creations Festival, taking place March 5-12, 2016. (more...)

Enter the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Digital Lottery in JacksonvilleEnter the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Digital Lottery in Jacksonville
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

A limited number of specifically priced tickets for all performances of THE Phantom OF THE OPERA in Jacksonville will be sold to winners of an online lottery drawing. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FROST/NIXON at Maltz Jupiter TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at FROST/NIXON at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

 In this presidential election year, nothing is more fitting then to look back at one of the nation's most complicated men ever to have served as leader of the free world. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK Tour Opens at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton!Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK Tour Opens at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse presents the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the opening night below! (more...)

WE WILL ROCK YOU Australian Tour Cast Announced!WE WILL ROCK YOU Australian Tour Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Producers of the new Australian production of the worldwide smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, John Frost, Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, today announced their exciting cast. (more...)

Comedy Works Larimer Square to Welcome Greg Proops, 3/2-5Comedy Works Larimer Square to Welcome Greg Proops, 3/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Greg Proops is a stand-up comic, best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? (more...)

Rockitaerials to Present NYC Premiere of Circo de la Luna at Rose Nagel Theater, 4/21-22Rockitaerials to Present NYC Premiere of Circo de la Luna at Rose Nagel Theater, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Rockitaerials presents the New York City premiere of Circo de la Luna on April 21-22, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Rose Nagelberg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY (entrance on 25th Street). Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/954658 or by calling Ovationtix at 866-811-4111. (more...)

Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen to Depart Broadway's BEAUTIFUL; Replacements in the WingsJarrod Spector & Anika Larsen to Depart Broadway's BEAUTIFUL; Replacements in the Wings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Ben Jacoby, previously seen in the US Tour of Phantom of the Opera, will step into the role of 'Barry Mann' in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, beginning the week of February 29, 2016. Jacoby will take over for Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector, whose last performance is scheduled for Sunday, February 28, 2016. Beautiful - The Carole King Musical plays at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo and Tam Mutu Deliver Beautiful Rendition of 'Edelweiss'STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo and Tam Mutu Deliver Beautiful Rendition of 'Edelweiss'
by Nora Dominick - Feb 11, 2016

The week is almost over, but not until Ramin Karimloo busts out his guitar and serenades his fans! Karimloo, alongside Ta Mutu, sing the classic number 'Edelweiss' from The Sound of Music!  (more...)

The Crucible's SHOW BOAT, Starring Gina Beck and More, to Transfer to the West EndThe Crucible's SHOW BOAT, Starring Gina Beck and More, to Transfer to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

SHOW BOAT will be sailing from Sheffield to London when the Crucible's hit production transfers to the West End this spring. The Daily Mail writes that stars Gina Beck, Emmanuel Kojo and Rebecca Trehearn will move with Daniel Evans' production of the classic musical from April 9 at the New London Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: Disney's FROZEN Sets Out-of-Town Tryout for Denver Center; Full Season Announced!Breaking News: Disney's FROZEN Sets Out-of-Town Tryout for Denver Center; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the nation's largest non-profit theatre organization, announced the 2016/17 Broadway season featuring the pre-Broadway debut of FROZEN. (more...)

Barratt, Fearn, Hoiles & More To Perform At SNAPPY TITLE: MAKING HISTORY at The Pheasantry, February 21Barratt, Fearn, Hoiles & More To Perform At SNAPPY TITLE: MAKING HISTORY at The Pheasantry, February 21
by Robert Gould - Feb 11, 2016

BWW reports on the charity concert, Snappy Title: Making History at The Pheasantry on February 21 in aid of MyAware (the Myasthenia Gravis Association). (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: February 11, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: February 11, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 11, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: February 5-11. (more...)

Coral Springs Center for the Arts to Offer Pair of Shows on Valentine's DayCoral Springs Center for the Arts to Offer Pair of Shows on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is offering two romantic shows this Sunday, both perfect for Valentine's Day lovers and lovers-to-be, at the state-of-the-art performing arts center located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGPhoto Flash: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse presents the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins TonightEncores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)

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