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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!



Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Calling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Fiasco Theater's "Into the Woods" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will throw a cast party for all the Bakers and Witches, Cinderellas and Princes, Milky Whites, et al., who have ever appeared in a production of "Into the Woods." (more...)

BWW Review: OBSESSION, Barbican
by Marianka Swain - Apr 26, 2017

'Everybody wants passion,' says Ivo van Hove in the programme interview for his latest show, but in both tone and aesthetic, his take on this doomed romance is less red-hot fire of ardour, more the cold, grey ash left in the wake of a consuming flame. It's intermittently beautiful and thoughtful, but lacks the necessary fervour that binds lover to lover, and audience to material. (more...)

Philly POPS Offers Free Tickets for MEMORIAL SALUTE Concert, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Philly POPS announced today that Memorial Salute — Philadelphia's only concert in honor of Memorial Day — returns to the Mann Center on May 27, 2017 and the public may sign-up for FREE tickets. (more...)

Norm Lewis Comes to Landmark on Main Street
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Tony Award-nominee Norm Lewis, off-Broadway's newest Sweeney Todd, to spend Friday evening, April 28th at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street. (more...)

Beth Kirkpatrick Joins 'BECAUSE WE CARE' Planned Parenthood Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Beth Kirkpatrick has joined Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Colorfront On-Set Dailies & Express Dailies 2017 Versions Deliver More Raw On-Set Power And UHD/HDR Versatility
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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BWW Interview: Carrie Hope Fletcher Talks THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2017

Carrie Hope Fletcher has starred in numerous musicals, including Les Miserables, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and has also published two books. She's currently playing Wednesday Addams in the UK premiere of Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rice Elice's musical The Addams Family, which has just begun its nationwide tour. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces the 15th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre announces the return of a singular downtown Orlando event - the 15th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, featuring cabaret artists from Central Florida and beyond. This year's cabaret festival has a new look and feel as we move our festival from an annual event to a year-round series with a cabaret event during every season of the year! (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Jason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jason Forbach, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Phoenix Best who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple will star in this summer's production of Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/23/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/23/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/24
by - Apr 24, 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 4/23/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Nicholas Edwards Performs Unplugged 'Gethsemane' in D.C. Cathedral
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Below, check out Nicholas Edwards performing an unplugged version of the classic song 'Gethsemane,' filmed at The Washington National Cathedral! (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Songwriting, Potential HAMILTON Movie, and More With Andrew Lloyd Webber
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda sat down yesterday with Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Other Palace Theatre in London for the first ever installment in the Live at the Other Palace series. The two legendary composers talked about their history with musical theatre, songwriting, and much more, and the entire chat was broadcast on Facebook live! Check out the full video! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 4/24/2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 4/24/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Vocally Soars in Austin
by Emily perzan - Apr 24, 2017

Now playing at the Bass Concert Hall through April 30th, is the 1986 classic Phantom of the Opera. This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, still running on Broadway as the longest running show in Broadway's history, has you humming as you leave the theater. Although many people criticize Andrew Lloyd Webber for his repetitive melodies, it is the magic of his music that will keep you singing a song or two and memorably reliving his orchestrations. (more...)

BWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street Theater
by Greer Firestone - Apr 24, 2017

The Independence Studio 3 at The Walnut is the ultimate black box, seating perhaps only over 100. It gives the audience a thrilling intimacy with performers. The Walnut, whatever the size of the audience, never relinquishes their high production standards. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer, Sue Frost
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 24, 2017

Sue Frost is one of the most inspirational producers working on Broadway. In addition to her indefatigable generosity, Sue is one of the theatre's loudest advocates for new musicals. In addition to the Tony Award winning Memphis, Sue also produced MAKE ME A SONG, FIRST DATE, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, and one of Behind the Curtain's favorite musicals, this season's COME FROM AWAY. Sue pulls back the curtain on her career, including how a train ride to Washington DC cemented her journey, what was the impetus to produce COME FROM AWAY, and why she refunded 1,506 people in one night! Also, Sue walks us through the process of producing a new musical!  (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

Performances Begin Tomorrow for the Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY at the York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). (more...)

Hit Potter Play PUFFS to Mark 100th Magical Show Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will celebrate its landmark 100th performance Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street) on Saturday, April 29. Due to popular demand, the show will add a regular Thursday evening performance at 7:30 PM beginning June 8. PUFFS - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. (more...)

Ben Thomas is the 2017 WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE YOUNG SINGER OF THE YEAR
by Robert Gould - Apr 24, 2017

Seventeen year old Ben Thomas from Swansea is the 2017 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year. He was awarded the coveted title by Judges Vivien Care, Claire Hammacott and Michael Morwood after a very high standard contest against Kate McKeown, Lynwen Haf Roberts and Grace-Marie Wyatt - all of whom were accompanied by virtuoso pianist, Jeffrey Howard. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 24-30 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 24, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of April 24-30, 2017. (more...)

DJI Introduces New High-Performance Accessories and Service Plan to Help Professional Customers Get the Most from DJI Products
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

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Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Live Chat From London's Other Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

On April 23rd Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Webber will participate in a live chat from London's Other Palace Theatre hosted by Artistic Director Paul Taylor Mills. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

YOU GIVE ME FEVER - THE PHAEDRA CABARET to Set Out on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Award-winning LynchPin Productions Theatre Company confirmed new tour dates for You Give Me Fever - the Phaedra Cabaret coming to the Brighton Fringe, Hemingways of Haslemere. Guildford, and the Farnham Flash Festival. (more...)


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VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Webber Chat Live from The Other Palace!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Are these two musical theatre legends too much for one room? Find out on Sunday, April 23, when Live at The Other Palace streams a conversation between HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd-Webber, currently represented by four shows on Broadway. (more...)

Eddie Money, Starship and Barenaked Ladies to Perform at 2017 Valley Forge Music Fair
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) celebrates the best rock and pop from the 70s, 80s and 90s with four new shows at Valley Forge Music Fair. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Pushcart Players Perform ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy-nominated and award-winning theater for young audiences will perform "Alice in Wonderland" at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn NJ on Sunday, May 7 at 10:00 am. (more...)

Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center to Host High School Playwriting Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center (soon to be the Appell Center for the Performing Arts) is proud to announce its second annual High School Playwriting Festival, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, in the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. (more...)

Dan Fishback with Chip Zien, Molly Pope & More Set for May Musical Theater Lineup at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Long acclaimed as New York's premiere cabaret space, Joe's Pub continues to present a diverse and exciting array of theatrical programming in the month of May. (more...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Tickets on Sale in May for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Palace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE Phantom OF THE OPERA will go on sale May 15 at 10:00am for the premiere Waterbury engagement at the Palace Theater.  (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: April 20, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 20, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

First Listen to 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you a first listen to the song 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from the show below! (more...)

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation Announce 2017 Kenny Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation announced the nominees for the 24th annual Kenny Awards in 13 award categories. The event was open to 200 participants and aired live on Facebook. (more...)

Three Phantoms Unmask the World of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

For a strictly limited season from 12 - 13 May 2017, the MES Theatre at Mediacorp is to be haunted by a company of seven world-class West End singers, who, along with the homegrown pianist, Joel Nah, will present a thrilling evening of musical theatre in an outstanding show that has become the most exciting concert phenomenon to tour Europe and critiqued as 'simply phenomenal'. (more...)

Kenzai Shares Important Life Lessons in 'Fitness Lessons from a Four-Year-Old'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

In 'Fitness Lessons from a Four-Year-Old', Kenzai Founder and CEO, Patrick Reynolds shares some fitness lessons he observed as he watched his child navigate her way through her fourth year of life. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 19, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob and Kevin debate leaving shows at intermission and 'second act'-ing a show. Plus, Ann Miller's fourth wall, Bob Fosse's debut, Sammy Davis Jr comes to Broadway, and Freddie Martinez makes a come back. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2017
by - Apr 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck and More Slated for Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 2017 - 2018 Cabaret Series celebrates the power of music and words to touch our lives and hearts. Broadway stars and today's leading vocalists and club performers will perform many of the greatest and most memorable songs composed by music legends and icons. (more...)

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