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Photo Flash: First Look at Hilary Maiberger and Derek Carley in DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents an enchanting musical romance for the holidays, Daddy Long Legs, created by John Caird (Book) and Paul Gordon (Music & Lyrics). Based on the novel by Jean Webster, this tuneful yuletide treat from the director of Les Miserables, and the composer of Jane Eyre and Jane Austen's EMMA, tells the tale of a spirited orphan girl who is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heartwarming journey to independence, education, and romance during the suffragette-era in New England is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs. (more...)

Red Crescendo Theatre Company Presents GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Red Crescendo Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Stephen Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak's timeless classic GODSPELL (2012 VERSION) performing December 10th - 18th, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm as well as Thursday December 15th @ 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. Tickets are $12; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit gorillatangotheatre.com. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a big musical revival to starry panto and Matthew Bourne's latest, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Photo Flash: UNCLE PHILLIPS COAT at Greenhouse Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its popular Solo Celebration! series with the Chicago premiere of UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT, Matty Selman's hilarious and heartbreaking show about a Jewish man's search for his place in his family's history, starring veteran Broadway and Chicago actor and three-time Jeff Award-winner Gene Weygandt. Directed by Elizabeth Margolius, UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT will play November 27 - December 31, 2016 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Studio), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Solo Celebration! flex passes and single tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. The press opening is Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA Slips Into New Shoes Full of Possibility at the Ohio Theatre
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 24, 2016

Once upon a time in 1957 there was a helpless young damsel who toiled tirelessly in Rags while her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters forced her into a life of servitude. One day, however, her Prince Charming swept her off her feet and she lived happily ever after, all with the help of a fairy godmother and a glass slipper left behind. Fast forward. It's now 2016 and gone are the days when a meek would-be princess sits around waiting for her prince to come, let alone even thinking about leaving a Venetian glass slipper behind. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 10, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 10, 2016! (more...)

Judy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn(Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joins the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 22nd and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st at 2:00 pm.  She takes over the role from Jessica Hecht whose final performance was on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

Columbia Children's Theatre presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

 It's time for the Royal Winter Ball, but Cinderella won't be going because she has no clothes or shoes; or will she?  Join Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT)-the Midlands' only professional theatre for families and young audiences-as they present this delightful musical adaptation of the age-old Rags to riches tale Cinderella, December  3 -11.  The production's run opens on Saturday, December 3 with a special Breakfast with Santa at 9:00 a.m. followed by the show at 10:30 a.m. Tickets for the breakfast and show package are $15.00 for children and adults. Regular show times are December 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m.at  All performances are held at Columbia Children's Theatre on the 2nd level of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday performances are $10.00 for children three years of age through adult. The 7:00 p.m. performances on Saturday evenings will have a special ticket price of $5.00 for everyone. Advance tickets can be purchased securely online at columbiachildrenstheatre.com.  For more information contact CCT at 803-691-4548.  (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME Celebrates the Search for Freedom and Equality at the Turn of the 20th Century
by Shari Barrett - Nov 17, 2016

RAGTIME: The Musical, currently being presented brilliantly by Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center through December 4, 2016, is set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York. Based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel, featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, RAGTIME weaves together three distinctly American tales -- that of a stifled suburban mother represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; Tateh, an inventive Jewish immigrant from Latvia; and Coalhouse Walker Jr., a daring young Harlem musician - all united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future in America at the turn of the 20th Century. (more...)

Ciara Renee and Jodie Jacobs Lead Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Cast includes Ciara Renee (Pippin and Big Fish, Broadway), Jodie Jacobs (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, We Will Rock You, Dominion), Bleu Woodward (Oh! What A Lovely War, Stratford East) and Bjorg Gamst (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone). (more...)

Smash-Hit West End Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes to Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The West End's Olivier Award winning box office hit, The Play That Goes Wrong will visit Coventry's Belgrade Theatre on a major national tour this January, performed by Mischief Theatre. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome to Host 4th Relaxed Performance of Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Following the success of last year's Relaxed Performance of Aladdin in January 2016, Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to play host to a Relaxed Performance of the Rags-to-riches pantomime adventure, Dick Whittington on Thurs 26 January 2017.  (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Opens New Center City Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

MUSIC THEATRE PHILLY is thrilled to announce the opening of its new full-service Performing Arts Center in downtown, Philadelphia. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces the Cast of I LEFT MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - is thrilled to present the sexy new musical revue I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT, from January 27 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Marcus Roberts Trio to Make Miller Theatre Jazz Series Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its 2016-17 Jazz series with the Marcus Roberts Trio - featuring Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; and Jason Marsalis, drums - on Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street).  (more...)

Seattle Opera Premieres Bilingual Children's Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Bring the whole family to see Cinderella en España-a universal Rags-to-riches tale that explores the beauty of kindness and the ugliness of mistreating others. Seattle Opera will offer its new Spanish/English performance at both its annual Frost Fest on Feb. 4 at Cornish Playhouse, and onMarch 19 at Kirkland Performance Center; ultimately, the production will tour more than 40 elementary schools statewide. (more...)

UK Premiere of War-Time Gay Love Story YANK! to Play Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

A moving gay love story set in World War Two is the latest collaboration between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues. (more...)

Celebrity Narrator, Surprise Guests and More Set for Starry NICK AND NORA Reunion Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. More information has recently been revealed about the exciting concert evening.  (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to The Playhouse 2/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play The Playhouse on Rodney Square for a limited engagement from February 7-12, 2017. Tickets for CINDERELLA are available now and can be purchased by calling The Playhouse Box Office at 302.888.0200 or online at ThePlayhouseDE.org. (more...)

ICT Opens 32nd Season with Crowd-Pleasing Musical FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

What better way to start the new year than with a goofy, charming musical escape? Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross, one of the most popular and successful off-Broadway musicals in history, opens February 17 at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on Feb. 15 and 16. (more...)

ANNIE to Play the Fox Theatre 3/17 – 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play five performances March 17 - 19, 2017 at the Fox Theatre as a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Judy Kuhn as 'Golde' in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joined the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde last month and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kuhn onstage below! (more...)

Classic Ballet CINDERELLA Tells Rags-to-Riches Tale at Parr Hall Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Vienna Festival Ballet's beautiful adaptation of the classic Rags to riches story of Cinderella promises to wow the Warrington audience on its spring visit, Sunday 14 May 2017 at Parr Hall, Palmyra Square South, Warrington, WA1 1BL.  (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA is Magical Family Fun
by Frank Benge - Dec 7, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is a 2013 Tony Award winning stage adaptation of the 1957 musical for television starring Julie Andrews, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The new book by Douglas Carter Beane is based partly on Hammerstein's original 1957 book. The piece was remade twice for television, once in 1965 and again in 1997, and was adapted for the stage in various versions prior to the 2013 Broadway adaptation. The 2013 score features several Rodgers and Hammerstein songs that weren't in any previous version, including one trunk song originally written for, but eventually cut from, South Pacific. The new songs include 'Me, Who Am I?', 'Now Is the Time', 'The Pursuit', 'Loneliness of Evening' and 'There's Music in You'. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Four dynamic, award-winning Broadway musical stars -- Andrea McArdle (Broadway's original 'Annie'), Maureen McGovern (#1 Gold record 'The Morning After'), Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) and Faith Prince (Tony winner Guys & Dolls) -- come together in concert for an evening of song, laughter and memories in 4 Girls 4, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Announces Cast for UK Tour & Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End's Olivier Award winning box office hit, today announces the full cast for its 2017 tour of the UK and Ireland. (more...)

The Prince is Giving a Ball in Milwaukee this March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Marcus Center for a limited engagement from March 28-April 2. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins cast of new rock musical Lizzie. (more...)

Cast Complete for CINDERELLA at the London Palladium; Previews Start This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Qdos Entertainment's production of Cinderella begins previews at the London Palladium this Saturday, 10 December 2016, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. This five-week limited run the over the festive season concludes on Sunday 15 January 2017. (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA to Bring Glass Slippers Back in Style at Morrison Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Morrison Center for a limited engagement from May 5 - 6, 2017. (more...)

Diane Ragsdale to Give 'TRANSFORMATION OR BUST' Keynote at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Center Theatre Group will present a keynote presentation at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. The one hour keynote presentation will be free and open to the public followed by a discussion and Q&A. The Diane Ragsdale keynote presentation is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. (more...)

Theater Works Youthworks Series Concludes With Comedic Twist On Mark Twain's Classic Tale 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Theater Works YouthWorks presents The Pauper Princess a comedic retelling of Mark Twain's classic story, opening March 3, 2017. (more...)

Newly Released Book: Rags To Riches Story of San Antonio Real Estate Magnate Joe Mangione Now Available: From An Attic To A Mansion
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

What began as a family history project resulted in a book about overcoming obstacles. As a child, Author D. Scott Mangione knew his father was a successful businessman and wanted to document his life for his siblings. The result is an inspirational, true story of Joe Mangione, a little boy raised in Katonah, New York on welfare who started working at 9 years old and became the ultimate deal maker, a multi-millionaire and often called the titan of Texas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Dick Latessa
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2016

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Original Cast Member Timothy Connell Joins NICK AND NORA Reunion at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

Original Cast Member Yvette Lawrence Signs on for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

???????As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

Music Mountain Announces Summer Chamber Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Chamber music enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for the start of Music Mountain's 88thSeason! Music Mountain President, Nicholar Gordon announced America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival will kick off on June 11th with a summer featuring Beethoven and favorite Piano Quintets! The Chamber Music Series will also welcome Music Mountain premieres, first time guests, and returning favorites! Concerts are scheduled through September 17th. (see full chamber music schedule below) (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Remembering the Timeless Dick Latessa
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last night, Tony Award Winner Dick Latessa, who is fondly remembered for his timeless Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning performance as Wilbur Turnblad in the original Broadway production of Hairspray, has passed away. (more...)

Barry Bostwick to Reunite with Joanna Gleason for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

As previously announced, Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. She will be joined by her original co-star, Tony Award winner Barry Bostwick (The Robber Bridegroom, Grease, The Rocky Horror Picture Show). (more...)

Photo Flash: DICK WHITTINGTON Stars Assemble for Birmingham's Biggest Panto, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

To celebrate the opening of Dick Whittington in Birmingham, principal cast members JOHN BARROWMAN, STEVE MCFADDEN, THE KRANKIES, JODIE PRENGER, MATT SLACK, ANDREW RYAN and DANIELLE HOPE took to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage for a fairy-tale appearance earlier this afternoon in countdown to the opening performance at 2.30pm on Monday 19 December. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

MARY POPPINS, HAIR, DRACULA and More Set for Mercury Theater Chicago's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, promises a season filled with laughter, love and entertainment. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Actor Dick Latessa Passes Away at Age 87
by Alan Henry - Dec 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Tony Award Winner Dick Latessa, who is fondly remembered for his timeless Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning performance as Wilbur Turnblad in the original Broadway production of Hairspray. (more...)

BWW Review: CLUB SWIZZLE Went Down A Treat! at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - Dec 15, 2016

Club Swizzle is the kind of experience you see in the movies, the kind of night you move cities for, the kind of place where even the humblest ticket holder can feel like a star. Brett Haylock, producer of the indomitable La Clique and La Soiree, has brought the sparkle and fizz back to Sydney and dusted off the Opera House for a night of vintage good fun. Throw on your glad-Rags, take along your lover and prepare to be swizzed...swuzzled...swoozed? I dunno, ask Amy G, she's the comedy queen 'round these here parts. (more...)

BWW Interview: New Orleans Welcomes Home Leslie Rochette in JERSEY BOYS
by Heidi Scheuermann - Dec 15, 2016

Returning to New Orleans this week is the musical that made the world fall in love with the Four Seasons all over again, JERSEY BOYS. First a superstar boy group from Jersey, then a hit musical, next a movie, and now we're getting to see the show once again on tour! Whether you realize it or not you know the music, so come see the story behind the music where all the "magic" happened. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of CINDERELLA at the London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Qdos Entertainment's production of Cinderella opened last night, Wednesday 14 December 2016, and runs over the Festive season, until Sunday 15 January 2017. (more...)

Original Star Joanna Gleason to Revisit NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nick and Nora: In Concert. Produced and Directed by Steven Carl McCasland (Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, Eating Raoul), the short-lived musical by Arthur Laurents, Richard Maltby, Jr., and Charles Strouse will sing again at the famed venue on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 and 9:30PM.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Pantomime Returns to the London Palladium with CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Qdos Entertainment's production of Cinderella runs over the Festive season at the London Palladium for five weeks only to Sunday 15 January 2017, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CINDERELLA at The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

With Christmas fast approaching, The Bristol Hippodrome presents this year's magical family pantomime Cinderella, starring national icons Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean as the Fairy Godparents, as previously announced. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2016
by - Dec 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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