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New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Sets Pre-New York Run in Rahway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, will get a pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of ABC's DIRTY DANCING Having the Time of Their Lives
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

DIRTY DANCING, the global pop-cultural phenomenon, becomes a three-hour filmed musical event on ABC. The network will premiere the film on Wednesday, May 24, 8:00-11:00 p.m. Check out photos of the cast having the time of their lives below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 7, 2017
by - Apr 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Stars to Sing The Music of Bobby Cronin to Benefit The Humane Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin will hold the final concert of his international tour at The Green Room 42 on April 19th at 8pm. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 7- ROCK OF AGES Hits Broadway with Its Best Shot
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2017

On this day in 2009. Rock of Ages enjoyed a heavy metal Broadway opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.  (more...)

Better Yourself by Getting to Know the Cast of WAR PAINT- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 6, 2017

War Paint, a new musical, opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre. Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival announced today that Broadway, film and television actor Dan Domenech will star as Che in Evita this summer at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The production opens the Festival's 26th season. (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced full casting for Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in the Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. (more...)

Sarah Hyland Shares First Look as 'Lisa Houseman' for ABC's DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

DIRTY DANCING, the global pop-cultural phenomenon, becomes a three-hour filmed musical event on ABC. The network will premiere the film on Wednesday, May 24, 8:00-11:00 p.m. Sarah Hyland just took to Instagram to share a sneak peek of herself as 'Lisa Houseman' - check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 5- What's New, Buenos Aires? The Broadway Revival of EVITA Opens at the Marquis Theater
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2017

On this day in 2012, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's landmark musical EVITA received its first Broadway revival at the Marquis Theatre. It was the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago. (more...)

Kerry Butler Holds Broadway Master Class with Aspire Performing Arts Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

On Sunday, April 30, Aspire Performing Arts Company will bring Broadway to the 'burbs, welcoming Tony Award-nominated actress Kerry Butler for a special Broadway Master Class! (more...)

Shadowbox Live Hits You With Their Best Shot with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Shadowbox Live is gearing up for a nostalgic trip back to the '80s with the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, opening April 13th at the Brewery District theater.  (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

Playhouse on the Square presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Million Dollar Quartet is coming home! Bringing to life one of the most iconic moments in Memphis music history, Million Dollar Quartet takes place on aTuesday night shortly before Christmas in 1956. Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins have gathered together at Sun Studio for the first and only time. Million Dollar Quartet gives you a front row seat to their only performance, a cultural flash point that caught rock-n-roll at the moment of creation. (more...)

The Circuit Playhouse presents DEARLY DEPARTED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

In the backwoods of the Bible Belt, the Turpin family has just suffered the loss of their father, but their problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly; Junior, the youngest son, is dealing with financial ruin, monster no-neck kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity (in the family car); last, but certainly not least, their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring mountains of junk food. Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn to their friends and eccentric community of misfits who pull together to help them through their hours of need. Dearly Departed proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Listen - Constantine Maroulis Shares New Single 'All About You'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

American Idol season 4 contestant and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis has released his newest single, 'All About You.' Written with Sam Hollander, the new tune is inspired by the singer's experiences growing up in New England. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Miller Auditorium, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is coming to Kalamazoo from May 9-14, 2017.  Tickets are available now at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, online at www.millerauditorium.com and by phone at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Miller Auditorium for eight performances from May 9-14, 2017.  Group orders for ten or more tickets may be placed by calling (269) 387-2312. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will Present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR A New Musical, from April 29 - May 21, 2017.  Based on the original concept by GARY BAGLEY, NEW YORK, NEW YEAR has book by CHRISTINA FRANKLIN, music by MICHAEL MULDER & lyrics by GARY BAGLEY, with additional lyrics by MATTHEW GREGORY. (more...)


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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Julie Dixon
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 25, 2017

Today's subject, Julie Dixon, is currently living her theatre life onstage at the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts where she will be opening in the pop rock musical Chess. The production plays this weekend through May 6th. (more...)

Jason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jason Forbach, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Phoenix Best who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple will star in this summer's production of Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Hit Potter Play PUFFS to Mark 100th Magical Show Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will celebrate its landmark 100th performance Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street) on Saturday, April 29. Due to popular demand, the show will add a regular Thursday evening performance at 7:30 PM beginning June 8. PUFFS - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Minneapolis; Tickets On Sale 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, with Hennepin Theatre Trust, are proud to announce MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is returning to Minneapolis as the final presentation of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season July 11-16, 2017 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis). (more...)

SimG Records to Release Songs From COMRADE ROCKSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

On Monday 15th May 2017, SimG Records, the leading independent British label devoted to new musical theatre writers and artists, is to release COMRADE ROCKSTAR. (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

The National Theatre Melbourne Presents HOME GROWN at Melbourne International Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Home Grown returns to Victoria with a very special HOME GROWN for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Sample the best that Australian musical theatre has to offer as Home Grown gives you a front row seat to the electric creative process and magnetic artistic collaborations of the country's top writers and professional stage performers in a fun, intimate setting. (more...)

Eddie Money, Starship and Barenaked Ladies to Perform at 2017 Valley Forge Music Fair
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) celebrates the best rock and pop from the 70s, 80s and 90s with four new shows at Valley Forge Music Fair. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Announces Casting for Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Theatre Raleigh's Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady announces the casting for  their Summer Series at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Season tickets are on-sale now and individual tickets will be available on May 1. (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for New Adaptation of DIRTY DANCING, ft. All-Star Cast
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING (more...)

Celebration Theatre Present the Third and Final Show in its 2016-2017 Season! CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff  (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews.  CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 26 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 2 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, July 2 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Cast Announced for SIREN'S DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Casting for 'Siren's Den: A New Rock Musical' is complete!  The cast stars *Lindsey Lake (Rent Tour) as rockstar, Skylar Cole, Andrea Leach (Beauty and the Beast Int'l Tour) as Jessie, *Chris Gleim (Jesus Christ Superstar Tour) as Logan, *Adam R. Kaster (The Golden Bride) as Garrett, and *Alan Gillespie (Miss Saigon Tour) as Bar Manager/Kurtis Katz.  The show's creator, Rori Nogee (Showgirls, the Musical!) will play Remy Morgan.  The Vultures will be played by Lauren Chastain, Jonte Culpepper (Bayside, the Musical!), Musa Hitomi, Frankie Shin, Erin Ullman and Corbin Williams (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas). (more...)

Jeremy Schonfeld Band Plays Rockwood Music Hall with Special Guests Brook Wood and Max Sangerman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Jeremy Schonfeld Band will take the stage at Rockwood for a night of old favorites and new tunes. The band will appear on Rockwood Stage 2 (196 Allen St., New York, NY 10002) on Sunday, April 23 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set to Host 83rd Annual Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced today that Broadway husband-and-wife royalty -- 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair) -- will host the upcoming 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. (more...)

Photo Flash: She's Opened Up! First Look at Sara Bareilles in WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Waitress continues on a winning streak at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, once again breaking the weekly gross sales record by bringing in $1,381,419.90 for the 8-performance week ending on Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017). The previous record, $1,331,954.30, was set with the nine (9) performance week ending January 1, 2017. (more...)

Bobby Cronin and Friends to Benefit the Humane Society This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin will hold a benefit for the Humane Society at The Green Room 42 this Wednesday April 19th at 8pm. (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of North Carolina Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2017

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre, presents Jesus Christ Superstar, playing this Easter, April 11-16 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BDT Stage Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Return of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

It's been 40 years since BDT Stage (then Boulder's Dinner Theatre) opened its doors. The curtain rose that night and Joseph graced the boards in his amazing Technicolor dreamcoat. A lot has changed in the last four decades, but 10,000+ performances later, BDT Stage is bringing back the show that started it all. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat begins preview performances May 13, playing all summer long, through August 19, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 13, 2017

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast! (more...)

Sammy Buck, Lesli Margherita, and More to Sign LIKE YOU LIKE IT Script and Album at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Like You Like It RADcording cast members Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies,' Pageant), and Lesli Margherita (Matilda) will appear at The Drama Book Shop along with authors Daniel S. Acquisto and Sammy Buck for a book & CD signing celebrating Shakespeare's birthday. Friday, April 21st, 5:00pm event is free to the public. Copies of the script, published by Playscripts, Inc., and the CD, from Broadway Records, will be available for purchase. (more...)

ELYA FAYE IS RUTHIE HENSHALL 5/3 at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Elya Faye *IS* Ruthie Henshall will play one night only on Wednesday, May 3, 8 PM, at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  Chicago music theater performer Elya Faye Bottiger will make her cabaret debut this one-woman show about British music theater performer Ruthie Henshall. Tickets are available by calling (773) 278-1830 or by visiting davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

Get Ready to Rock with West Bromwich Operatic Society in ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Following their 2016 production of Made In Dagenham, West Bromwich Operatic Society return to the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre stage this month with Rock of Ages THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Cortney Wolfson and Stephanie Renee Wall to Star in ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION World Premiere in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

This summer, two of the quirkiest and most endearing best friends in pop culture will make their musical theater debut at The 5th Avenue Theatre in the World Premiere production of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, running June 8-July 2, 2017. Based on the 1997 cult hit film, Romy and Michele will star Cortney Wolfson, who previously starred in Kinky Boots on Broadway, as Romy and Stephanie Renee Wall, who starred as Elsa in Disney's Frozen Live, as Michele alongside a sensational cast of locally and nationally acclaimed actors. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the duo in costume below! (more...)

Unleash the Hound Dogs! Eric Sciotto and More to Lead ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Producer Lawrence Rosner has announced the cast and creative team of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. (more...)

VIDEO: WAITRESS Unveils New Highlights of Sara Bareilles, Smashes Records at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

This week the hit musical Waitress smashed three sales records on Broadway. Plus, the show unveiled brand-new highlights featuring Sara Bareilles in action - check them out below! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES se estrena en el Parque Warner de Madrid
by Felipe Velasco - Apr 10, 2017

Tras mas de un año trabajando con Parque Warner, Samuel French y Warner Bros han conseguido traer a España el musical de Broadway Rock of Ages , en version adaptada a parque tematico de 30 minutos dirigido por Marco Giony y realizado por Stuntmanshow Productions. (more...)

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