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Her Majesty's Theatre (London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Haymarket
London,

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Nominated in 1972 for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and winning five of those coveted Awards, this hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale is based upon the life of Prince Pippin the Hunchback, the firstborn son of eighth century, Frankish king Charlemagne or Charles the Great, and invites audiences to join the fantastical journey of the rosy-cheeked prince famously looking for his ďcorner of the skyĒ. But his dad is a tyrannical bore, his step-mom is a Lady Macbeth in a mini skirt, and his half-brother Lewis is a twit. Returning home from school, Prince Pippin, sure of his superior qualities but lacking a purpose to which he can apply them, becomes a soldier for his father's army, but he gets upset by the killing and murders his father to stop the war. Finding he does not want to become the "puppet king" of discontented nobles in the Carolingian Empire, Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He is led by a mischievous Leading Player as he tries to find his place in life in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. The youth's violent journey to fulfillment sets Pippin's quest into a tradition of psychological darkness, bringing an unusually creepy seriousness to Pippin's temptations and sinister machinations to the Leading Player. In the end, he finds the simple pleasures and domestic contentment of love, home and family is something to be quietly achieved. A rock opera filled with sex, S&M, and amputated limbs, this perky musical is meant to be at times unnerving and dark. Pippin is full of light pop music, magic, and soft-shoe dances, but it has one of the darkest and most complex themes in musical theater history.

Directed by John Thompson, Music Direction by Jeannie Cross.


Lyrics for Life to Be Hosted by Casey Simpson & Mackenzie Ziegler
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Mackenzie Ziegler ('Dance Moms') and Casey Simpson (Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn') are set to host Lyrics for Life on Sat, Sept 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Symphony Space.  (more...)

Betty Buckley Chats Joe's Pub Show, Playing 'Women on the Edge' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From Grizabella (CATS) and Norma Desmond (SUNSET BOULEVARD) to Edith Beale (GREY GARDENS) and Mama Rose (GYPSY), Tony winner Betty Buckley has a specialty for tackling what she calls 'women on the edge.' (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Star Michael Longoria to Encore BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Original "Jersey Boy" Michael Longoria will return to Joe's Pub at The Public to perform BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. (more...)

FringeNYC Announces 2016 Overall Excellence Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Winners of the 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at drom in New York. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Critic and Historian Peter Filichia
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 28, 2016

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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by Christina Mancuso - Aug 25, 2016

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Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Photo Coverage: Working Artists Theatre Project's GREGORIAN Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 23, 2016

Working Artists Theatre Project presents GREGORIAN, a new play by Matthew Greene, running through September 2nd at Walker Space (46 Walker Street, between Broadway and Church). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
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Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin to Fly Into WICKED Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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Hottest Articles on BWW 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016
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Shawn Verrier, Jeanine Robinson, Adam Cantor and More Complete CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
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Ciara Renee Boards TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway; Show Changes Venues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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BWW Review: GODSPELL Has a Very Good Revival In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 22, 2016

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence
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For over fifty years, the beautiful voice of Carol Lawrence has filled our hearts. No one will capture the love, yearning, and heart break of Maria, the doomed heroine in WEST SIDE STORY, better than the actress who originated the role: Carol Lawrence. Joining Rob and Kevin from her home in California, Carol talks about the power of WEST SIDE STORY, what it was like working with Jerome Robbins, and how the theatre still has the power to heal all souls! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FINDING NEVERLAND Cast Says Goodbye in Epic 23 Minute Video
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2016

After 33 previews and 565 performances, the Broadway production of Finding Neverland takes its final trip to Neverland today. Original cast member, Jonathan Ritter, who has been with the production since its out-of-town tryout at the American Repertory Theater, posted a goodbye video on YouTube for fans of the show. The 23-minute video features behind-the-scenes footage from the production's final days on Broadway, as well as interviews with the cast and the director, Diane Paulus, (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 21
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Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 21, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, September 8, 2016
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Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, September 8, 2016! (more...)

Emily Padgett, Carrie St. Louis, and Alysha Umphress Complete BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The full lineup is set for the twelfth installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings The Beatles. Cast members from Broadway shows including Hamilton, Waitress, The Color Purple, and Wicked will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary band's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Le Petit Theatre Celebrates 100th Anniversary with CURTAIN CALL BALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

As Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre closes out a century of New Orleans theatre, we celebrate this milestone at The Curtain Call Ball gala and fundraiser! (more...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Album Out Next Month; Preview 'Steal with Style'!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the critically-acclaimed musical revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM from Roundabout Theatre Company on Friday, September 9, 2016. (more...)

Benjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Deaf Actor John McGinty Explains Why Being Cast in HUNCHBACK LA Premiere is 'Huge'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, will feature John McGinty as Quasimodo. This will be the first time that the character, who is deaf in the original novel, will be played by a deaf actor. (more...)

RED EYE OF LOVE Cast Album Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Brad Oscar & Josh Grisetti Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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BWW TV: Fly High with Highlights of the Many Peters of Transport Group's PETER PAN Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2016

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FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Celebrates Another Decadent Transformation Tuesday
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GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Star Kristen Beth Williams to Lead Lyric Stage's CAMELOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Relive the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. (more...)

Soundtrack to FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Now Available for Pre-Order; Full Track List Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Soundtrack to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again will be released on CD and Digital Album on Friday, October 2st. The album is now available for preorder (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fly to Neverland with Transport Group's PETER PAN Benefit Concert!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 16, 2016

Just last night, Transport Group presented a benefit concert of the classic 1954 Comden & Green/Charlap & Leigh musical, Peter Pan. The evening, which was hosted by drag legend, Tony-nominated playwright, and Golden Age aficionado Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of The Allergist's Wife), featured a cast that includes three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Ann Harada (Cinderella), three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand to God), Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Pricilla, Queen of the Desert), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Betsy Morgan(First Daughter Suite), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), D.C. Anderson (Queen of the Mist), OBIE Winner David Greenspan (The Patsy, The Royal Family), Ivory McKay, Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress), Tim Dolan (Altar Boyz), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia), Richard Costa (Once Upon a Mattress), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, Here Lies Love) and Tony nominee Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite, Xanadu).  (more...)

10 on Tuesday with Colin Funk
by Misha Davenport - Aug 16, 2016

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Cast Complete for BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Lights! Camera! Sing! Broadway's best and brightest stars are coming together to sing the songs from the Silver Screen that made them want to get into show business! From Snow White to Frozen, 007 to 8 Mile, Singin' in the Rain to South Park, sit back and let some of today's greatest talents take you from the sound stage to our stage! (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

VIDEOS: A Look Back at Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD and MILK AND HONEY, Next In The York's MUFTI Series
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

Two Jerry Herman musicals will be presented in concert as part of The York's acclaimed series. (more...)

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN to Launch Playhouse @ Westport's Grand ReOpening Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

St. Louis based, Emery Entertainment, in collaboration with Jack Lane, (Executive Producer of STAGES St. Louis) is excited to announce the re-opening of the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza with an all-new season of stage productions. The season will kick off with the longest running solo play in Broadway's history, Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman starring Las Vegas entertainer of the year Kevin Burke, running four weeks beginning September 30. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Cast Album Producer Bruce Yeko
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2016

Bruce Yeko is one of the most fascinating men in show business. If it wasn't for Bruce we wouldn't have the original cast recordings of such musicals as THE BAKER'S WIFE, IN TROUSERS, PRETTYBELLE, and countless other musicals that no commercial record company would have produced. Selling off his massive baseball card collection, Bruce used those funds to  produce over 300 cast recordings, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky Affair
by Benjamin Tomchik - Aug 12, 2016

Signature Theatre's Jelly's Last Jam is a stylish and swanky affair that radiates with soulful energy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CYRANO at 2016 FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Grind Arts Company is proud to present CYRANO: A LOVE LETTER TO A FRIENDSHIP, a new play by Sean Peter Drohan, featuring Sean Peter Drohan ('Who WantsTo Be A Millionaire'), Judah Frank (Rock of Ages - Tour, Broadway Bares) and Adam Roberts (Pippin, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Broadway Bares)and directed byEamon Foley (Gypsy, Assassins, Broadway Bares ), as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC.  (more...)

PARACHUTE MEN to Open Teatro Vista's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest professional Latinx theater company, kicks off its 26th season with the world premiere of Parachute Men, a raw, funny and poignant family drama by Mando Alvarado about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Enters Final Weeks on Broadway Before Flying Away on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

As previously announced, Broadway's Finding Neverland, the magical story of how Peter became Pan, will soon be leaving the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), sailing off August 21, 2016 for a First National U.S. Tour and forthcoming 2017 West End production. (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

David Rowen Raising Funds for Video & Charity to Promote Social Change
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Actor and musician, David Rowen, recently launched a music YouTube channel, davidrowen/creative, which will showcase arrangements and renditions of various songs from the radio, Broadway, and beyond. Amid the prevailing social discord in our country, davidrowen/creative is aiming to promote peace and unity, and stir social change by producing a music video, featuring the beloved medley, 'Joyful, Joyful,' from the Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill film, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. (more...)

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