A MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo UbiqueA MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo Ubique
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Theo's summer cabaret will feature favorites and lesser-known gems by the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony winning composer Theo Ubique's summer cabaret of 2015 will turn to the songs of one of the best-loved composers of the 20th Century's later decades when it showcases the songs of Marvin Hamlisch from June 4 - July 12, 2015 at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. in Rogers Park. Music Director Aaron Benham (recently honored with three Jeff nominations for the 2014-15 season, including one for last summer's A Musical Tribute to the Andrews Sisters by Theo) is providing new arrangements for a program representing the full body of Hamlisch's work. Benham and a cast of six will perform numbers ranging from standards like 'The Way We Were' and 'Nobody Does It Better' through selections from his Broadway musicals (A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Goodbye Girl and Smile) and film scores (The Sting, Sophie's Choice). Courtney Crouse (of Theo Ubique's Chess) is the stage director and Chris Logan (of Theo's A Cole Porter Songbook and Bailiwick Chicago's Murder Ballad) is the choreographer. The press opening will be Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m., following previews Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

'PUMP BOYS,' 'STARCATCHER' & More Set for Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's Summer Season'PUMP BOYS,' 'STARCATCHER' & More Set for Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The award-winning Weston Playhouse Theatre Company launches its 79th season with a sizzling summer program of Broadway shows and talent. Three stages come alive with remarkable stories, tuneful scores, and star-studded casts - the best of Broadway and a little bit of Hollywood, all in the heart of Vermont!     (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Present CITY OF ANGELS, 6/10-8/2The Marriott Theatre to Present CITY OF ANGELS, 6/10-8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart, previewing June 10, opening June 17th and running through August 2. Five-time Jeff Award-winning Director Nick Bowling brings his exceptional talent to the hilarious and ingenious musical comedy with choreography by Jeff Award-winner Tommy Rapley. Music Director, and Jeff Award-nominee, Ryan T. Nelson enlivens the sensational score, featuring a rich melange of jazz and bebop styles. CITY OF ANGELS is the rarest of musical comedies; one that is not only loaded with music and written in the contemporary jazz idiom, but also filled with sidesplitting comedy, set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40?s - the world of film studios and flimsy negligees. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint are pleased to present Tony and Emmy Award winners DAVID HYDE PIERCE and DEBRA MONK in A.R. Gurney's classic love story, Love Letters, on the New Brunswick stage for one night only Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm.  The modern classic two-hander will be helmed by GSP Artistic Director DAVID SAINT.  (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 13th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 13th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 14, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Big Fish' bring us a taste of the heartland, 'Beaches' hopes to follow 'Amazing Grace' on the journey from here to New York, and Gorilla Tango and MCL Chicago open new improv-based musicals. Plus the return of 'WOZ,' Stephen Sondheim honored by the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, and Tommy Tune to be feted by the Chicago Human Rhythm Project! Plus Waa-Mu honors Bernie. (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III to Bring One-Man Show SURVIVING TWIN to SubCulture, 6/3-24Loudon Wainwright III to Bring One-Man Show SURVIVING TWIN to SubCulture, 6/3-24
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Loudon Wainwright III will perform his one-man show SURVIVING TWIN June 3-24 at SubCulture. Directed by Daniel Stern, Wainwright connects and combines his songs with spoken-word performances of his father's columns for LIFE Magazine. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Present PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, 5/27-6/7Theatre Raleigh to Present PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, 5/27-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Theatre Raleigh ushers in the 2015 Hot Summer Nights Season with the beloved musical with local ties; Pump Boys and Dinettes, will play at Kennedy Theatre on May 27-June 7 (May 27 Preview Night, May 28 Opening Night). This musical was conceived and written in nearby Chapel Hill, NC by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann. This show is rated  PG-13 (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III's One-Man Show SURVIVING TWIN to Play SubCultureLoudon Wainwright III's One-Man Show SURVIVING TWIN to Play SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Loudon Wainwright III is widely considered one of the great singer-songwriters of his generation. His album High Wide & Handsome won a GRAMMY in 2010, and in April 2015 he was awarded BBC 2's Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting. Some of the most memorable entries in his body of work are songs-by turns poignant and hilarious-about his family relationships, from "Rufus Is a Tit Man" to "Your Mother and I" to "Surviving Twin," from his 2001 album Last Man on Earth. More than four decades into his career, Wainwright has expanded the boundaries of his artistry with Surviving Twin, a new one-man show directed by Daniel Stern that connects and combines some of his songs with spoken word performances of columns his late father, Loudon Wainwright Jr., wrote for LIFE Magazine. (more...)

Weston Playhouse's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, Featuring Joe Iconis, Opens Next WeekWeston Playhouse's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, Featuring Joe Iconis, Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

 With what's bound to be the feel good theatrical event of the summer, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents Pump Boys and Dinettes, an all-American musical celebrating friendship and life's simple pleasures. The show is a revival of a Broadway favorite - a 'triumph of ensemble playing' whose cast includes composer/performer Joe Iconis (NBC's 'Smash') and his 'family' of actor/singer/musicians. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AMAZING GRACE arrives on Broadway, RUTHLESS! returns to NYC and more! (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens TonightEncores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Brenda Billings Named President of The Denver Actors FundBrenda Billings Named President of The Denver Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Brenda Billings, Artistic Director at Miners Alley Playhouse and a longtime contributor to Colorado's non-profit community, has been named President of The Denver Actors Fund, Executive Director John Moore announced this week. (more...)

Photo Flash: CITY OF ANGELS Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: CITY OF ANGELS Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart. The show opened last night, June 17, and runs through August 2. BroadwayWorld has photos from opening night below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 17, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our annual Regional Summer Musical Theater Guide! All you need to know about musicals on the boards this summer at 17 theaters within a one-day drive. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CITY OF ANGELS at the Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CITY OF ANGELS at the Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart, opening tomorrow, June 17th, and running through August 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CITY OF ANGELS at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at CITY OF ANGELS at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart, opening tomorrow, June 17th, and running through August 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Named for Chaffin's Barn's ALL SHOOK UPCast, Creative Team Named for Chaffin's Barn's ALL SHOOK UP
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2015

Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - Nashville's venerable entertainment center, which for 49 years has been the theater home to thousands of actors, directors, technicians and artists - has announced the creative team and cast for this summer's eagerly anticipated production of All Shook Up, slated to run July 23-August 30. (more...)

TCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National ConferenceTCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland from June 18-20, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/11/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/11/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 11, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of August: Osage County, Nunsense, The Last Five Years, Heathers the Musical, Smoke/Spirit and The Music Man. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Best Musical Loser! Shows You Won't Believe Didn't Win a Tony AwardBest Musical Loser! Shows You Won't Believe Didn't Win a Tony Award
by Nora Dominick - Jun 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld has decided to round up the best loser's for Best Musical and you will be surprised with some of the losers. Click through the videos below and watch some of Broadway's most iconic musicals that didn't take home the Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 - 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

The ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Harley Seger and Daron Bruce ReportThe ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Harley Seger and Daron Bruce Report
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 9, 2015

Rehearsals got under way this week for Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's big musical for the summer of 2015: All Shook Up. With a cast of Nashville theater veterans -- joined by some of the region's brightest up-and-comers -- you can rest assured that the rehearsal process will be just as much fun as the show itself. Throughout the next couple of weeks we'll be sharing 'diaries' from members of the cast and crew in anticipation of opening night on July 23. Today, 2015 First Night Most Promising Actor Harley Seger (a rising senior at Christ Presbyterian Academy) and 2014 First Night Honoree Daron Bruce bring us up to speed... (more...)

TNC Street Theater to Host TEACH IT RIGHT, OR RIGHT TO TEACH, 8/8-20TNC Street Theater to Host TEACH IT RIGHT, OR RIGHT TO TEACH, 8/8-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

 Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 39th annual tour August 8 with 'Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach,' a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing public education in NYC. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. (Schedule follows at bottom of this document.) (more...)

Emily Padgett Rocks Lady Gaga's 'The Edge Of Glory' Live At 54 BelowEmily Padgett Rocks Lady Gaga's 'The Edge Of Glory' Live At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

A Lady Gaga hit done proud! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, 54 Sings Lady Gaga & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, 54 Sings Lady Gaga & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 27-August 2, Featuring Liz Callaway, Christine Ebersole, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 27-August 2, Featuring Liz Callaway, Christine Ebersole, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 26, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: 54 Sings Lady Gaga; Annoying Actor Friend at 54 Below: #SOBLESSED; Christine Ebersole: Big Noise from Winnetka; Liz Callaway: For the Record; and Peaches and Crime: Murder Mystery! (more...)

Tickets to Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-16 Season on Sale 8/3Tickets to Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-16 Season on Sale 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced that single tickets for its groundbreaking 2015-2016 season will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 3, 2015.  Season subscriptions are already on sale and subscribers can already purchase additional single tickets.  Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.  (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of North Carolina Theatre's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY!BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of North Carolina Theatre's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast of its last production of the 2014/2015 season. Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story playing July 21-26 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE GOD GAFFE to Receive World Premiere at FringeNYCTHE GOD GAFFE to Receive World Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

THE GOD GAFFE, a new play by John William Schiffbauer, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Photo Exclusive! First Look at James Barry, Matt Allen and More in BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at North Carolina Theatre, Opening Tonight!Photo Exclusive! First Look at James Barry, Matt Allen and More in BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at North Carolina Theatre, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast of its last production of the 2014/2015 season. Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story playing July 21-26 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out an exclusive first look below! (more...)

The ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Hurtling Toward Opening NightThe ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Hurtling Toward Opening Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Rehearsals  are drawing to a close as the bright lights of opening night begin to heat up at Nashville's Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, where the cast and crew of the company's big summer musical, All Shook Up, get ready for their big debut on Thursday. With a cast of Nashville theater veterans – joined by some of the region's brightest up-and-comers – it promises to be a grand theatrical affair. We've been sharing some of the backstage gossip for the past couple of weeks and as our preview coverage concludes, we share a special “by the numbers” look at the show, courtesy of Christen Heilman Runyon… (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2015
by - Jul 16, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Allison Sill, Colte Julian & More to Lead Paramount Theatre's OKLAHOMA!Allison Sill, Colte Julian & More to Lead Paramount Theatre's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Everything's up to date in Aurora, where nearly 27,000 subscribers (and still counting) have already signed up for the Paramount Theatre's 2015-16 four-show Broadway Musical Series. (more...)

The ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: It's A Busy Weekend for the CastThe ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: It's A Busy Weekend for the Cast
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Rehearsals got under way last week for Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's big musical for the summer of 2015: All Shook Up. With a cast of Nashville theater veterans - joined by some of the region's brightest up-and-comers - you can rest assured that the rehearsal process will be just as much fun as the show itself. Throughout the next couple of weeks we'll be sharing 'diaries' from members of the cast and crew in anticipation of opening night on July 23. (more...)

Miners Alley Playhouse's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Begins 7/17Miners Alley Playhouse's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Begins 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The 'Pump Boys' sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the 'Dinettes', Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. To look at it, you wouldn't know that this little stop on the highway is where all the action is, but when the boys get the guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils revved up, you won't want to be anywhere else. 'Pump Boys and Dinettes' is packed with highly entertaining toe-tappers such as "Drinkin' Shoes," "Farmer Tan" and "The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine!" (more...)

Cass Morgan to Bring 'The Road to Where' to Weston Playhouse, 8/13Cass Morgan to Bring 'The Road to Where' to Weston Playhouse, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company transforms its intimate OtherStages space into a warm and welcoming pub for the regional premiere of an engaging new play with music, The Road to Where, beginning August 13. Broadway's Cass Morgan wrote and stars in this true-life tale of a journey to rural Ireland that brought her a surprising new sense of 'home.' Fresh from its world premiere at the Geva Theatre in Rochester, New York, The Road to Where comes to Weston audiences with the hopes of productions in New York and around the country. (more...)

F. Michael Haynie to Join Charlotte Jaconelli in Her US Debut at 54 Below Next WeekendF. Michael Haynie to Join Charlotte Jaconelli in Her US Debut at 54 Below Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

F. Michael Haynie (NBC's Peter Pan LIVE!, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Wicked) joins Charlotte Jaconelli and friends for her New York Debut at 54 Below on Saturday, September 5th at 7:00pm, 'An Evening with Charlotte Jaconelli.' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Today's fire at The Second City, and last week's Jeff Award nominations! Plus 'Glory Days' and the Refuge Theatre season, new musicals in focus with Schonberg and Boublil, Chicago Children's Theatre and more, Joan Curto, Hershey Felder, 'Bat Boy,' and Theatre At The Center's 2016 season! (more...)

'NICE WORK,' THE 39 STEPS & More Set for Theatre at the Center's 2016 Season'NICE WORK,' THE 39 STEPS & More Set for Theatre at the Center's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

One of the Midwest's leading, professional equity theaters, Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, is gearing up for an exciting 2016 season filled with a rich array of productions from Hitchcock remakes to Gershwin-filled musicals to Annie sequels. The season kicks off in February with the thrilling and fast-paced play Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS. This Tony Award-winning comedic spoof of the Alfred Hitchcock 1935 film runs February 18 to March 20. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes May 5 through June 5 with the Chicago area premiere of George and Ira Gershwin's new musical hit NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, the hilarious musical comedy set in the Roaring Twenties. When two newly single men find themselves as roommates, all hell hilariously breaks loose in Neil Simon's classic THE ODD COUPLE, running July 14 to August 14. Catch all the unexpected action of six friends in small town North Carolina September 15 through October 16 with the popular Rock 'n' Roll, Blue Grass, Countrified musical revue, Pump Boys and Dinettes. Annie's story didn't end where you thought it did. Find out what really happened with Daddy Warbucks' quest to remain with the newly-adopted Annie in the sequel to ANNIE, ANNIE WARBUCKS, running November 17 through December 18. (more...)

Michelle Veintimilla Will Join Charlotte Jaconelli for US Debut at 54 Below, 9/5Michelle Veintimilla Will Join Charlotte Jaconelli for US Debut at 54 Below, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Michelle Veintimilla (Fox's Gotham, The Visit) joins Charlotte Jaconelli for her New York Debut at 54 BELOW on Saturday, September 5th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Well-Strung to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This FallWell-Strung to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The all-male string quartet Well-Strung has been receiving rave reviews all over the world - from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London - and now they return to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Sunday, October 4 at 7 p.m. for one performance only to celebrate the release of their new CD, 'POPssical' (available October 2015). (more...)

Michael Harp, Philip Earl Johnson and More to Lead A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the Paramount This WinterMichael Harp, Philip Earl Johnson and More to Lead A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Families, set your holiday entertainment dials for excitement, because Chicago musical theater powerhouse, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, is turning one of the most iconic holiday movies ever made into a larger-than-life musical blockbuster, November 25-January 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE GOD GAFFE at FringeNYCPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE GOD GAFFE at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

THE GOD GAFFE, a new play by John William Schiffbauer, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

TNC's TEACH IT RIGHT, OR, RIGHT TO TEACH Tour Continues; New Dates!TNC's TEACH IT RIGHT, OR, RIGHT TO TEACH Tour Continues; New Dates!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opened its 39th annual tour August 8 with 'Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach,' a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing public education in NYC. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. Scroll down for an updated schedule! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RING OF FIRE at Wisconsin DellsPhoto Flash: First Look at RING OF FIRE at Wisconsin Dells
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a riveting Broadway musical about love and faith, struggle and success, redemption and family. The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells' newest professional theater, 564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South, ignites their 2015 season with RING OF FIRE, running now through May 3, and rekindling its run June 15 through August 29. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RING OF FIRE at The Palace TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at RING OF FIRE at The Palace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a riveting Broadway musical about love and faith, struggle and success, redemption and family. The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells' newest professional theater, 564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South, ignites their 2015 season with RING OF FIRE, running now through May 3, and rekindling its run June 15 through August 29. Directed by Warren Scott Friedman, with musical direction by John Foley (Pump Boys and Dinettes on Broadway), RING OF FIRE stars Kendra Jo Brook, Justin Droegemueller, Nyssa Duchow, Robert Kitchens, Davey Rosenberg (International Tour of Hair) and Ovation Award-winner Jake Williamson. (more...)

RING OF FIRE to Open The Palace Theater's 2015 SeasonRING OF FIRE to Open The Palace Theater's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a riveting Broadway musical about love and faith, struggle and success, redemption and family. The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells' newest professional theater, 564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South, ignites their 2015 season with RING OF FIRE, running now through May 3, and rekindling its run June 15 through August 29. Directed by Warren Scott Friedman, with musical direction by John Foley (Pump Boys and Dinettes on Broadway), RING OF FIRE stars Kendra Jo Brook, Justin Droegemueller, Nyssa Duchow, Robert Kitchens, Davey Rosenberg (International Tour of Hair) and Ovation Award-winner Jake Williamson. (more...)

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