Rock of Ages on Tour


TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series to Kick Off with CATHARSIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Catharsis, the first show of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. (more...)

BWW Previews: WEEKENDER in Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jun 8, 2017

Soda City stages are showing strong this weekend with two openings and more ROCK. (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Lipkin Talks THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2017

Simon Lipkin's numerous credits include Avenue Q, Rock of Ages, The Lorax and Guys and Dolls. He's currently starring as Rat in a new musical version of The Wind in the Willows, which begins its West End run at the London Palladium on 16 June. (more...)

VIDEO: She Invented Post-Its?! Cast of ROMY AND MICHELE Perform at Spotlight Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

'ROMY AND MICHELE' star Stephanie Renee Wall (Michele) and the cast of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion perform 'I Invented Post-Its' at Spotlight Night for Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 7, 2017

When Rock of Ages (the stage musical…not the dreadful movie) debuted on Broadway in 2014, they were 'Living on a Prayer' that they'd find enough middle-aged former frat guys and metal heads willing to rock out on The Great White Way, but after 2,328 New York performances of people saying 'I Wanna Rock' at the box office, it was clear that they'd gotten 'High Enough' to be a bonafide Broadway hit. [If this is too many 80's puns for you, then Rock of Ages probably isn't up your alley, dude.] Now appearing in regional theaters across the country, the musical is nice break from safer titles like JOSEPH, GUYS AND DOLLS or THE MUSIC MAN, which have overly peppered each season at [fill in the blank theatre company]. And although those more familiar shows might find greater success in the Fort Worth dome, this exceptional approach by Casa Manana is a great effort that should be applauded and rewarded by people wanting to see something other than SOUND OF MUSIC. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

BWW Feature: Top 10 Reasons to see FINDING NEVERLAND at the Dr. Phillips Center
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 6, 2017

This week FINDING NEVERLAND takes the stage as the final show in the 2016 - 2017 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. It's been a great season and next year's promises to be even better. FINDING NEVERLAND started touring in October 2016 after a decent Broadway run. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Kelly Devine Explains How She Made Gander Move in COME FROM AWAY
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 6, 2017

How do you transform twelve actors into 7000 people? Choreographer extraordinaire Kelly Devine has found a way in Come From Away, and she earned a Tony nomination in the process! Below, watch as she explains the process to Richard Ridge! (more...)

Carrie St. Louis and Kyle Scatliffe to Star in 54 SINGS 1776
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Carrie St. Louis and Kyle Scatliffe in "54 Sings 1776" on July 3 and July 4, 2017. The Fourth of July meets Broadway in the fourth annual concert staging of the beloved musical, 1776, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Showcase your patriotism with some of Broadway's brightest stars singing numbers such as "Sit Down, John," "He Plays The Violin," "Molasses To Rum," and more as we celebrate the great sacrifices our friends, family, and founding fathers have made to shape our nation. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

LIFE COULD BE A DREAM to Bring '60s Doo-Wop to Millbrook Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are thrilled to launch their 54th season with the premier of a new musical from the writer of the smash-hit sensation, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be a Dream written by Roger Bean, opening June 9, 2017 on the Ryan Main Stage. (more...)

Breaking: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Headed to Broadway's Marquis Theatre in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams announced today that Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will begin previews at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street) on Friday, February 16, 2018, with the official Broadway Opening Night on Thursday, March 15. Tickets for Broadway and all pre-Broadway engagements begin pre-sales today. For more information, please visit www.EscapeToMargaritavilleMusical.com (more...)

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Pre-Sales Begin Today for Chicago Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and the producers of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE are thrilled to announce that pre-sales for the Chicago Premiere of the new musical comedy getaway begin today at 10AM CT as part of a national on-sale campaign. Tickets will go on sale to the public on June 20, 2017 at 10AM CT. (more...)

Hit Potter Comedy PUFFS to Apparate to New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic continues its remarkable journey as it moves from Off-Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway-er with a transfer to its new home at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Pre-Sale Sets Sail Today for Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The producers of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE and BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced today that pre-sales for the Houston Premiere of the new musical comedy getaway at The Hobby Center begin today at 10:00 a.m. CST as part of a national on-sale campaign.  (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Kelly Devine Opens Up About the Wild Ride of COME FROM AWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2017

Kelly Devine has earned her second Tony nomination for making the ordinary folks of Gander move in Come From Away. Below, watch as she explains why the show's journey to Broadway has been so special, and why she couldn't be happier for the the show's well-deserved recognition. (more...)

VIDEO: He Just Wants a Dance! Hear from the Man of ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2017

Romy and Michele are headed back to high school for their reunion and we all know the shenanigans that await them, one of which is former outcast Sandy Frink. Watch Michael Thomas Grant sing his heart out in a number from the upcoming show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Rice's BLONDEL at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers have announced the cast for the world premiere of a spanking new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

TheatreWorks Florida Announces Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled and proud to announce their inaugural 3-show season at their new theatre venue, Davenport Community Campus - TheatreWorks Florida Theatre! We are bringing our award-winning professional musical productions to the community of Davenport, FL and are so excited to share the magic of theatre with Polk County and all of Central FL. (more...)

Araca Group and Dramatists Play Service Launch THE HOLLYWAY COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked, Disgraced) today announced plans to launch a collection of Hollywood-inspired stage plays to be licensed to professional and amateur theaters around the world.  (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse Discovers Anything is Possible with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are thrilled to present the fantastical, family musical extravaganza, SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, featuring a multi-talented cast of 21 kids, teens and professional actors. (more...)

Review Roundup: ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION World Premiere in Seattle
by Review Roundups - Jun 20, 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...)

Review Roundup: Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch A New Song From ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, starring Cortney Wolfson (Romy) and Stephanie Renee Wall (Michele), is making its world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at footage from the show below! (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Starring Nicholas Edwards, Extends at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Following weeks of high demand, Signature Theatre is happy to announce that Jesus Christ Superstar will play for an added ninth week - an addition of seven performances between July 5 and July 9. (more...)

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Goes on Sale Tomorrow in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and the producers of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE have announced tickets will go on sale to the public tomorrow, June 20, 2017 at 10AM CT.  (more...)

Saxon Release 14 CD Box Set Solid Book of Rock with Bonus Tracks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Forget box-sets and get The Book Set... British heavy metal legends, SAXON, are to release The Solid Book of Rock, on August 4, 2017. (more...)

Country Music Hall of Famers, The Oak Ridge Boys, to Kick Off The State Theatre's 91st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits, a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. The Country Music Hall of Fame quartet will kick off the State Theatre's 91st season on Friday, September 8. (more...)

Drury Lane to Rock Out with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and directed by Scott Weinstein.  Rock of Ages runs August 24 - October 15, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Graham Russell's New Rock Musical A WALL APART at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. Tickets are now on sale at www.nymf.org/wallapart or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Circle Theatre presents Highly Anticipated Remount of TRIASSIC PARQ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

After their resoundingly successful inaugural production of the cult favorite Triassic Parq in 2015, CIRCLE THEATRE is ecstatic to announce the highly-anticipated remount of the show. The production will run previews starting Friday, July 14 and opens for press Wednesday, July 19, running through Sunday, August 13. The performances will be returning to the original venue, Heartland Studio, in Rogers Park, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave and will run Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00pm, with matinees both Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm and industry performances every Monday at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased via www.circletheatrechicago.org. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Chair NYMF 2017; Lesli Margherita and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald (Shuffle Along; Ragtime; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) as 2017 NYMF Honorary Chair. (more...)

BWW Previews: WEEKENDER at Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jun 15, 2017

It's a four-day weekend for Columbia theatergoers with two openings, two closings, and the continuation of Trustus Theatre's ROCK fest! (more...)

The Space Launches IMPROV INTERNATIONAL- A Tour-de-Force Workshop Beginning this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Forget about rehearsals and no need to memorize a script, Vegas' premiere performance haven The Space introduces Improv International, a full-force workshop designed for everyone to learn the importance of thinking on their feet. Tailored not just for actors and performers but women and men from all walks of life, Improv International welcomes everyone to participate in this unique and life-changing workshop. Students will delve into the dynamics of improvisation such as ad-libbing, quick thinking, acting techniques, and characterizing actions to master and improve these practices both onstage and off. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Presents Regional Premiere of STRUCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Be one of the first to see award-winning playwright Sandy Rustin's new play, Struck, when it comes to the Kennedy Theatre on June 21st -  July 2nd  at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The world premiere was received with critical acclaim and you won't want to miss this  regional debut in the intimate setting of the Kennedy Theatre, (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Celebrates 9 Years with All Star Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, starring Cortney Wolfson (Romy) and Stephanie Renee Wall (Michele), is making its world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at footage from the show below! (more...)

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK to Bring Classic Laughs to Millbrook Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are excited to present one of Neil Simon's earliest Broadway hits, the romantic comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK opening on June 16, 2017. (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE to Perform with Broadway Talent at Mets Pride, NYC Pride and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

To celebrate 'Unstoppable', Broadway Sings for Pride's upcoming 7th annual Pride concert on Monday, June 26th and to kickoff New York City Pride, Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) will sing at events throughout the New York's boroughs! (more...)

Beacon Performing Arts Center Announces Inaugural Production
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Beacon Performing Arts Center (BPAC) announces their inaugural production, Bringing Broadway To Beacon, on June 25th at 7:00pm at the Towne Crier on Main Street in Beacon, NY. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Rocks, Really Rocks, at Cain Park
by Roy Berko - Jun 11, 2017

If you are a fanatic for rock and roll, especially from the genre's golden age, you will absolutely love "Rock of Ages." "Oh Sherrie," "The Search is Over," as you'll think it's "Just like Paradise" and believe that you are in "Heaven," having "Nothin' But a Good Time," which is pretty darn good! (more...)

BWW Previews: WEEKENDER in Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jun 1, 2017

When one show closes another opens on Columbia stages...THE PRODUCERS takes its final (SOLD OUT!) bow at Sumter Little Theatre while Rock of Ages roars into Trustus Theatre! (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Debuts Off-Broadway Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: 'ROMY AND MICHELE' Stars on Why You Should See the Show in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

'ROMY AND MICHELE' stars Cortney Wolfson (Romy) and Stephanie Renee Wall (Michele), along with bookwriter Robin Schiff and director Kristin Hanggi, took a moment to tell theatergoers why they should see this new musical, making its world premiere at the 5th Avenue Theatre this June. See what they had to say in the video below! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES to Bring '80s Hair Band Power to Trustus Theatre This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Trustus Theatre brings the hit musical Rock of Ages by Chris D'Arienzo to the Thigpen Main Stage this summer. (more...)

Diana Huey, Eric Kunze, Joey Barreiro, Matt Bogart, James Snyder and More Slated for Pittsburgh CLO's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO celebrates 71 years of musical theater magic with an incredible line-up of musicals featuring a team of Pittsburgh CLO alumni and Broadway's very best artists. (more...)

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