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Looking down at his newly crafted puppet, kindly old Geppetto makes one wish, that Pinocchio could be a real boy. The Blue Fairy appears that night and brings Pinocchio to life, telling him that if he learns to be honest, brave and unselfish, he will become a real boy. And then a fantastic, musical adventure begins, with a marionette show, a sly fox, and boys turning into donkeys. Join Pinocchio as he tries to get out of trouble and learn what it takes to be a real boy.


SINBAD THE SAILOR Pantomime to Play Theatre Royal Stratford East This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the company's annual pantomime -  Sinbad the Sailor by Paul Sirett. (more...)

Chi Children's Theater announces opening plans, 1st shows, Education @ 'The Station' - new West Loop home
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

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New Opera SISTER CARRIE Comes to Marcus Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

SISTER CARRIE, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Today October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM. (more...)

Paul Capsis to Star in New Australian Production of CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Winner of 12 Tony Awards, 8 Academy Awards and 7 BAFTA Awards, CABARET wows audiences and critics alike time and time again sky-rocketing the careers its starts.  Fifty years ago in 1966 the original Broadway production made a household name of Joel Grey who shook audiences as The Emcee.  Two years later an unassuming Judi Dench stole the show as Sally Bowles on London's West End.  Arguably the most iconic movie musical of all time made a star of Liza Minnelli when she brought Sally Bowles to the silver screen directed by Bob Fosse. (more...)

Paul Capsis to Star as 'The Emcee' in All-New Australian Production of CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Kit Kat Club is returning to Sydney in all its decadence for a new Australian revival of CABARET at Hayes Theatre Co. from 9 January 2017 starring Paul Capsis as The Emcee.  CABARET will then play the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne from 27 April 2017. (more...)

Mary Martin's 1958 Studio Album 'HI-HO...WALT DISNEY FAVORITES' Gets Remastered
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Stage Door Records has announced the debut CD release of Mary Martin's 1958 studio album HI-HO MARY SINGS AND MARY SWINGS WALT DISNEY FAVORITES on December 2nd 2016. The release continues Stage Door's COLLECTOR'S SERIES, a line of limited edition CD products that celebrate Broadway / Hollywood musicals and vocalists of the 1950s and 60s. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo's '946' to Make American Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing. (more...)

Michael Shea to Star in Royal & Derngate Production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that Michael Shea, will play take on the title role, among several others, in a West End production of Peter And The Starcatcher. (more...)

Culture Lab Detroit to Host Fall Panel on Art and the Immigrant Experience
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Culture Lab Detroit, an organization that fosters conversations and collaborations between Detroit and the international art, architecture, and design communities, will hold a special panel discussion on the immigrant experience as part of its 2016 program focused on the theme, 'Walls,' to take place from 1-3 p.m., November 12, 2016. The panel also anticipates Culture Lab Detroit's upcoming performance, in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts, Migguel Anggelo and The Immigrants: Another Son of Venezuela, November 18. (more...)

THE MAGIC OF DISNEY LOVE SONGS Comes to the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Bring the family to the Morris Museum on Sunday, November 13 for an enchanting afternoon of Disney magic and love. Starring vocalist Alexis Cole and quartet, The Magic of Disney Love Songs, will be held at 2:00PM in the Bickford Theatre. (more...)

Classic Disney Tunes Get Big-Band Treatment on JAZZ LOVES DISNEY Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Classic Disney tunes are given the big-band jazz treatment on this new release, featuring artists such as Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, Stacey Kent, Jamie Cullum and more. (more...)

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma il Musical 'Evita'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma (Sede Culturale Ambasciata Argentina in Italia) il Musical  'Evita' con Malika Ayane, regia di Massimo Romeo Piparo. (more...)

Playshop Playhouse Premieres New Musical 'Always Upon a Time,' 10/29
by Emmanuel Evan Alba - Oct 24, 2016

Talent and youth best describes the cast of Playshop Playhouse's upcoming production, "Always Upon a Time," a new musical tailor-made for the whole family. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Attends Final Performance of THE BARDY BUNCH in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After a successful run at the Mercury Theatre, The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady closed their doors on Sunday, October 23 to an excited crowd that included Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad. 'I loved the show! A really fun, foot-tapping time in the theater,' said Cranston. Scroll down for photos of the cast and creative team posing outside the theater with the Oscar-nominated actor! (more...)

Gate Theatre Announes Cast for I CALL MY BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Artistic Director of Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I Call My Brothers, the final production in its Too Close To Home season. Tinuke Craig, former Associate Director at the Gate, returns to direct Nadia Albina,Lanna Joffrey, Jonas Khan and Richard Sumitro in the production which opens on 14 November, with previews from 10 November, running until 3 December. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Faction of Fools Theatre Company to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, pairing heightened text with heightened physical comedy in the style of Commedia dell'Arte. One of Shakespeare's most rich and intricate plays is also one of his most controversial, as it explores a burgeoning merchant class and what happens when things get personal. By utilizing masks and physical characterizations from Commedia dell'Arte, Faction of Fools puts the comedy back into the text, allowing the tragic junctures to cut all the more profoundly. Performances run November 18th - December 11th, 2016 in the Eastman Studio Theatre at Gallaudet University. (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Team Up for Duet Album TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Two of the most beloved voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe first met at Kismet at the London Coliseum a decade ago, where they performed together. Later that year, when Ball was given a solo concert at BBC Proms-the first musical theatre star to do so-he invited Boe to perform with him.  (more...)

MUSICAL IN COSPLAY AL LUCCA COMICS
by Francesco Vittorino - Oct 20, 2016

Quest'anno il Lucca Comics si arricchisce di un evento che i lettori di BWW apprezzeranno: i primo raduno europeo di cosplayer basati su personaggi del Musical. (more...)

Boutique Panto is Back at the King's Head Theatre as Charles Court Opera presents PINOCCHIO
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 19, 2016

An unmissable shining star in the North London Christmas season, Charles Court Opera are back at the King's Head Theatre with their latest dazzling offering of boutique panto, Pinocchio.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Detroit Institute of Arts Host Migguel Anggelo for ANOTHER SON OF VENEZUELA 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born dynamo Migguel Anggelo brings his acclaimed show "Another Son of Venezuela" to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on Nov. 18 as part of its Friday Night Live! concert series. With his virtuosic band The Immigrants and a pair of sensational singers, Anggelo will create a kaleidoscope of vocal theatrics and poetic storytelling that is both hilarious and touching. Presented by Culture Lab Detroit, the performance will take place in the museum's Detroit Film Theatre auditorium at 7 p.m. and is free with museum admission, which is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.  (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Welcomes Back the New Jersey Ballet to the Sitnik Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Centenary Stage Company welcomes back The New Jersey Ballet for 2016 - 17 to the Sitnik stage for two delightful classic tales brought to life through vivid dance.  On Saturday, November 5 at 8pm The New Jersey Ballet presents Don Quixote.  Then on Sunday, November 6 at 2pm The New Jersey Ballet returns with Pinocchio.  Both performances will be held in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center. (more...)

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Make West End Debut at the Criterion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment is delighted to announce the West End debut of new family musical - Mr Popper's Penguins, which will open at the Criterion Theatre for a magical Christmas season from the 15 December to 31 December. Mr & Mrs Popper and their remarkable family of performing penguin puppets come to London direct from a UK tour and US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre. (more...)

It's Maestros Week at St. Petersburg Opera!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

We could all use a little humor and good music after this bruising political season.  Thankfully, it's Maestro Series week - and we have a fun program to take your mind off who won and who lost.  (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Louisville (more...)

A Sparkling New Production of PINOCCHIO at the Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

A new production of the classic tale of Pinocchio will be 'joyous, magical fun for all the family', promises its director. (more...)

VIDEO: Experience the Cirque Side of Louisville with PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Based on Carlo Collodi's timeless classic, the story of Pinocchio follows the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette along his journey to becoming a real boy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Wagnalls Community Theater Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by Jerri Shafer - Nov 3, 2016

Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek! (more...)

Boiling Point Players Opens New Season with 'Improvised Play x 3'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Houston Theater Company, Boiling Point Players, opens their 2016-2017 season with a three-night series of improvised plays, An Improvised Play x3, produced by Cone Man Running Productions and showing November 13 through 15 at 8:00 PM at Obsidian Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for PINOCCHIO at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

A new production of the classic tale of Pinocchio which opens at the Stephen Joseph Theatre next week will be 'joyous, magical fun for all the family', promises its director. (more...)

A Red Orchid to Stage Youth Project World Premiere of THE HAVEN PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

A Red Orchid Theatre presents a new youth project: the world premiere of The Haven Place by Levi Holloway, directed by Steven Wilson. The production will run December 8 - December 30, 2016 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells, with the official opening performance on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Classic Disney Songs Given Big Band Jazz Treatment on 'Jazz Loves Disney' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Classic Disney tunes are given the big-band jazz treatment on this new release, featuring artists such as Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, Stacey Kent, Jamie Cullum and more. Released on Verve today (more...)

BWW Review: Poteet Theatre's SHREK THE MUSICAL Hits All The Right Notes
by Ronn Burton - Nov 18, 2016

Playing through December 4th, SHREK THE MUSICAL at Poteet Theatre is a treat through and through, drawing energy from a few specially commendable performances. (more...)

Migguel Anggelo to Bring ANOTHER SON OF VENEZUELA to Detroit Institute of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born dynamo Migguel Anggelo brings his acclaimed show 'Another Son of Venezuela' to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on Nov. 18 as part of its Friday Night Live! concert series. With his virtuosic band The Immigrants and a pair of sensational singers, Anggelo will create a kaleidoscope of vocal theatrics and poetic storytelling that is both hilarious and touching. Presented by Culture Lab Detroit, the performance will take place in the museum's Detroit Film Theatre auditorium at 7 p.m. and is free with museum admission, which is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. (more...)

London Musical Theatre Orchestra to Stage A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Concert at the Lyceum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Following the spectacular success of its debut performance of Roger and Hammerstein's State Fair, the London Musical Theatre is delighted to announce its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol' with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens. (more...)

Travis Turner to Star in Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Windy City Playhouse (3014 N. Irving Park Road) announces casting for Robert O'Hara's 'Bootycandy,' the 'searing and sensationally funny' (The New York Times) semi-autobiographical play about growing up gay and black. (more...)

Six Playmakers Selected for 2017 Playwrights' Arena at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Six D.C.-area playmakers have been selected to participate in the third installment of Playwrights' Arena, a year-long program that invites a small group of local theater makers to investigate their artistic process and develop their dramaturgical practice. The program is co-facilitated by Arena Stage Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko and Dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke, and participants convene once per month at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The award-winning Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America's foremost community theater groups, concludes its calendar year with the satirical 'The Emperor's New Clothes', November 26 through December 18 at the Little Firehouse Theater, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell.  (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Sol Children Theatre Presents CHARLES DICKENS' THE CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The beloved tale of the penny-pinching miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the awakening of his long-forgotten festive spirit is a seasonal tradition for many. (more...)

Guster Returns to Boston To Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with Four Shows at Paradise Rock Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

They first performed together onstage as students at Tufts University in December 1991.  On January 12, 2017, Guster will return to Boston to celebrate its 25th anniversary with four consecutive shows at the Paradise Rock Club from January 12-15.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards Update - Simon Gleeson, Rachelle Ann Go in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the European Debut of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Audiences will take an unforgettable journey through the Neverland they never knew this Christmas, as Northampton's Royal stage is transformed for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, now through 31 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Opens THE SANTALAND DIARIES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre announces a third holiday offering to Lancaster audiences - and beyond. The Santaland Diaries has been called "A sardonic, merrily subversive tale" (New York Newsday) and will have a limited run of six performances in the Tell Studio Theatre at the Fulton. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Regional Awards Update - Brandon Brooks, Max Wojtanowicz Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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