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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Dance Thriller 48 HOURS TO LIVE Comes to Theatres, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Merging the genres of film noir, dance, and mystery, 48 Hours to Live opens in theatres Friday, January 13th (check 48htl.com for cities and theatres). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Winners Announced - Mark Koeck, Laura Hodos, Karissa Barber and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Orlando winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Practice Makes Perfect! Rehearsals Start Next Week for GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 9, for the Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards Winners Announced - Red Mountain Theatre Company Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 5, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Birmingham winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Draco and the Malfoys Band, New Plays and More Set for 'WizardNights' at PUFFS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Puffs Presents WizardNights - an exciting monthlong celebration of special theater and musical events presented by the Off Broadway hit PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - will take place January 13 through February 5. (more...)

LUMBERJACKS IN LOVE Offers Romance in the Rough for February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company is making the most of the shortest month of the year, preparing a musical comedy that is long on laughs. Lumberjacks in Love, a Maine premiere, will open in previews February 2 and run through February 19, with 15 performances at the Bangor Opera House including a specially scheduled show for Valentines Day. With book and lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Kaplan, the creative team behind the theatre's 2014 hit Guys on Ice, Lumberjacks is the perfect antidote for the winter doldrums. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards Winners Announced - Brian Sides, Colleen Johnson, Evergreen Chorale and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Denver winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. (more...)

Audra McDonald Returns to the West End for 4 Nights!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Record-breaking 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is to return to London's West End in April for four concerts at Leicester Square Theatre, where she completely sold out her shows last year. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Will Land at George Street Playhouse in May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that the new musical comedy Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas), will be the fifth and final show of the New Brunswick theatre's 2016-17 season.  The show runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5, 2017. (more...)

Up on the Marque: COME FROM AWAY
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2017

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Lesli Margherita, Milly Shapiro and More to Sing Out Against Bullying at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Following on the massive success of the first 'Broadway Against Bullying' cabaret held last year, nationally renowned non-profit No Bully will host the second annual one-night-only cabaret titled 'Broadway Against Bullying: Stars Shine Brightest in the Dark.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FULL MONTY Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 22, 2017

THE FULL MONTY played a full-hearted opening last night. Check out the photos below! This 10-time Tony Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz... not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. (more...)

Jeremy Schonfeld to Celebrate Birthday with Frankie Grande, Lilly Cooper and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

On January 30th, 2017, singer/songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld celebrates his birthday with an all-star lineup of talented friends in concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street, New York, NY 10012). Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. (more...)

RENT comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre this February
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 20, 2017

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd and Wales Millennium Centre, present the 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/20; New 'Women in Theater' Column, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature 'Women in Theater' feature in Connecticut, a spotlight on Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's 50th Anniversary in Nashville, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Takes Final Bow At Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Last night (Jan. 1, 2017), the Las Vegas Company of the smash-hit musical Rock of Ages took its final bow at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino after a rockin' four-year run on The Strip. (more...)

The Capstone's New Season Springs Into Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

???????Liverpool's Capstone Theatre springs into 2017 with classical and contemporary music, the creme de la creme of jazz and work from Liverpool's best and newest playwrights. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Lauren Worsham, Katrina Lenk and More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 6th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 19th, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan, New York. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Cast Poses for Vanity Fair
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017. Before the company takes their Broadway bows, they will appear in the February issue of Vanity Fair. (more...)

More Broadway Villains Sign on for 'ICY HEARTS CLUB' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots; Classic Whitney: Alive!), Denis Lambert (Doctor Zhivago; A Chorus Line), Sharone Sayegh (The Band's Visit; Mamma Mia), and Ari'el Stachel (The Band's Visit) join the cast of The Broadway Villains Party: Icy Hearts Club Edition at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

Steffanie Leigh and More Crowned for Latest BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Just announced, Broadway's final Mary Poppins Steffanie Leigh, Newsies star Stephanie Styles, Krystina Alabado, Jackie Burns, and Mara Davi will be joining Tony nominees Laura Osnes and Susan Egan and music director Benjamin Rauhala in the latest Broadway Princess Party at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents BEST OF BROADWAY: 2006-2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

???????The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents its annual musical revue, 'Best of Broadway: 2006-2010', from January 20-February 13, 2017. (more...)

Destination Wedding in ABBA-Land: Mamma Mia! at Hippodrome
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 14, 2017

Mamma Mia! is actually more of a revue than a story-driven show, despite sporting the accouterments of the latter. And none of that mattered a damn to the faithful gathered at the Hippodrome last night. They got what they came for, especially in the curtain call segment where the mask of a story dropped altogether, and the cast just performed three ABBA songs including the inevitable one, Waterloo, which did not even qualify as a reprise. But no one left the auditorium; everyone was on their feet, clapping and singing along. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards Winners Announced - ROCK OF AGES at Apollo Civic Theatre Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 West Virginia winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT, Featuring Mitchell Jarvis, to Play Pittsburgh Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Public Theater plays on in grand style with William Shakespeare's masterpiece of comedy, Twelfth Night. Directed by The Public's Producing Artistic Director, Ted Pappas, Twelfth Night runs January 26 - February 26, 2017 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

ASSASSINS, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a Disney musical revue and a classic New York City love story to favorite hair bands of the 1980s and presidential assassinations. (more...)

Broadway Couple Emily Padgett & Josh Young Will Tie the Knot!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Emily Padgett and Josh Young are engaged! Young popped the question to Padgett during a recent vacation in Bermuda.  We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

Eagle Theatre Cast of ROCK OF AGES Trains in Pole Fitness
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Eagle Theatre's upcoming riotous and raucous production, Rock of Ages, running January 20th - February 19th, has the onstage talent taking their skill set to a new and healthier level. Pole Fitness Trainer, Christina Laschuck-Roche digs beyond the earth-shattering guitar solos and mullets, giving this blockbuster musical something to sweat about. (more...)

Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creative Team Set for Guggenheim Panel, Plus Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

As previously announced, on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writer duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. Members of the cast will perform highlights from the show. (more...)

Starry Lineup Set for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, continues its ongoing line-up show, An Evening of Classic Broadway, on Tuesday, January 24th at 8PM. (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for DIRTY DANCING Event Movie
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for the mini-series 'When We Rise' and series premiere dates for the one-hour drama 'Time After Time,' half-hour comedy 'Imaginary Mary' and the event movie 'Dirty Dancing,' (more...)

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at Stadium Theatre on 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

THE MACHINE, America's top Pink Floyd show, will perform at Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sqaure, Woonsocket, on Saturday, February 4th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $29.00 and $36.00.  For more information call 401-762-4545 or visit www.stadiumtheatre.com.   (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/24-12/25/2016
by - Dec 25, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Sunday, December 25, 2016. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, 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 more details! (more...)

Cast Announced for MARY POPPINS in Zurich and Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. (more...)

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT Set for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas announces that it will soon be home to the ultimate rock concert experience. Raiding the Rock Vault will join the lineup of first-class entertainment on the property starting on Saturday, March 11 with headline shows inside Vinyl. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

Playhouse on the Square presents ROCK oF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

It's the tail end of the big bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip's last legendary venues, but the rock-and-roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can the dream be saved before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands like Styx, Poison, Guns N' Roses, Whitesnake, and more hold the answers. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for THE BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY: ICY HEARTS CLUB EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Broadway Villains Party: ICY HEARTS CLUB EDITION on February 15th, 2017, at 7:00 and 9:30pm. If Valentine's Day gets you down, or you're the type that would generally prefer a dozen long-stemmed dead roses and a box of "mind your own business," then the return of the Broadway Villains Party is your antidote to Cupid's saccharine sweetness. After the success of the initial villainous soiree in the fall, your favorite baddies are back and feeling more evil than ever! The villains of Broadway are back to cure your wintry woes - with cobwebs, hexes, and a bevy of songs in minor keys. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company to Re-Open URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL on 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want Company, has announced the extension and re-opening of Urinetown: The Musical. With music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Kotis, musical direction by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Kari Hayter, the extended run will begin on Friday, January 6 at 8pm and continue through February 25 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center. (more...)

'Tomorrow' Is Just Around The Corner!! ANNIE Drops In At The McCallum For A Limited Engagement!
by David Green - Dec 16, 2016

The McCallum Theatre is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play three performances - Tuesday, January 10, at 8:00pm and Wednesday, January 11, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. 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. ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards® for their work.  Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro's 1977 Tony Award®-winning choreography.   (more...)

Stars of WICKED & SWEENEY TODD Join Christopher Guest Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below has added The Skivvies' Lauren Molina,  and Wicked's Caroline Bowman to From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest Movies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL Celebrates Opening Night
by Linda Lenzi - Dec 15, 2016

Fellowship for Performing Arts presents its second show of the 2016-17 New York season, MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL, at The Pearl Theatre (555 West 42nd Street). The show opened just last night and the company gathered at the New York Beer Company to celebrate! (more...)

Photo Flash: La Vie Boheme! RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Celebrates Opening Night at the St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The 20th Anniversary production of Rent celebrated its opening last night 13 December at the St. James Theatre, London, and will run through 28 January 2017 before continuing on tour until May 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

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