Rock of Ages on Tour


Audiences Will 'Wanna Rock' with the Reston Community Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Reston Community Players are proud to present Rock of Ages, nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical, March 10 - April 1, 2017. (more...)

ROCKTOPIA Announces Cast of Inaugural National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

RTT is thrilled to announce the cast of the inaugural live concert tour ROCKTOPIA: A Classical (R)evolution.   ROCKTOPIA Co-Creators, vocalist and recording artist Rob Evan, a member of the multi-platinum-selling rock band, Trans- Siberian Orchestra; and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer, a national leader in the area of symphonic rock and world music fusion have collaborated to bring together a world class cast of vocalists and musicians. ROCKTOPIA LIVE will debut at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall for one night only on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.   (more...)

The Rep Unveils Principal Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

In their primes, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins could burn the house down at will. They weren't so much musicians as they were forces of nature, with talent and bravado that turned popular music upside down. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

BWW Review: A Practically Perfect TWELFTH NIGHT at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 9, 2017

Shakespeare's remix of his own work gets masterfully refitted as full-on farce in Ted Pappas's production. (more...)

ROCKTOPIA LIVE to Jam at the Fisher Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

RTT has announced the cast of the inaugural live concert tour ROCKTOPIA: A Classical (R)evolution. (more...)

Carly Robyn Green to Make NYC Concert Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BMG recording artist and songwriter Carly Robyn Green in her NYC concert debut on February 23, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: COME FROM AWAY Cast Lands on Broadway At Last!
by Walter McBride - Feb 7, 2017

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on The Edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for 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. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of COME FROM AWAY!
by Walter McBride - Feb 7, 2017

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on The Edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's New Play JUNK Will Bring Financial Civil War to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

This fall Lincoln Center Theater, in association with The Araca Group, will produce Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's new play JUNK, directed by Doug Hughes. The production will begin previews Thursday, September 14 and open on Thursday, October 12 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Broadway's Leading Stage Managers Unite For Third Annual BROADWAY STAGE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

For the third year in a row, Broadway's best stage managers unite for the Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS), an immersive two-day program that offers practical insights, instruction and career advice for college students and young stage managers alike.  (more...)

Universal Music Group Joins Russell Simmons to Produce THE SCENARIO; NYC Premiere & North American Tour in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a partnership with hip-hop pioneer and multi-hyphenate entrepreneur Russell Simmons to become a lead producer of THE SCENARIO, a new stage musical with an original story set to the greatest hits from a three-decade span of hip-hop. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Puts Spotlight on Whole Artist Management, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, February 9th , Broadway Sessions puts the spotlight on Whole Artist Management and more -. Whole Artist Management clients schedule to perform include Hett Banrhill (Spider-Man), Andrew Aaron Berlin (A Christmas Story), Kennedy Caughell (Great Comet), Hannah DeFlumeri (Bullets Over Broadway), Alexa Green (Wicked), Amy Linden (Bridges of Madison County), Emily McNamara (Newsical), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Monica Ramirez, Brian Charles Rooney (Three Penny Opera), Sheri Sanders (Rock the Audition), Samantha Shafer (Rocky), Christopher Timson (Young Frankenstein), Lily Tobin, Clyde Voce (Rock of Ages), Brit West (The Color Purple), Andrew Wheeler and Noah Zachary. - The evening will also feature performance from the upcoming Broadway Au Carre concert. featuring the music from Dana Levinson's 5th Republic sung by Lisandro Nesis and Manon Taris -Whole Artist Management is comprised of managers Rich Martino and Mike Cruz. Broadway Sessions takes place every Thursday evening at The Laurie Beechman Theater inside The West Bank Cafe located at 407 west 42nd street (corner of 42nd street and 9th avenue). Reservations strongly recommended at www.bencameron.nyc Doors open at 10pm for pre show open mic. Showtime at 11. $5 drink specials all night. $10 cover includes a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Broadway Sessions is proud of it's collaboration with BroadwayWorld.com which offers an exclusive look at Broadway Sessions every Monday. Past performances can be viewed on Broadway Sessions YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/bwaysessions. www.BroadwaySessions.net. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHO'S TOMMY at the Warner Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 6, 2017

When the first electric chords of the Warner Stage Company's THE WHO'S TOMMY reverberate through the Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT, the audience knows they are in for something different. And TOMMY delivers - it rocks, and deftly tackles the difficult task of bringing an iconic piece to life on the stage. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are proud to announce the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: COME FROM AWAY Preps for Journey to Broadway with New Commercial
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2017

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on The Edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017. (more...)

ANNIE to Play Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Miller Auditorium is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Western Michigan University.   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...)

Betsy Wolfe Previews TRUE COLORS: BROADWAY FIGHTS OVARIAN CANCER, Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 'True Colors: Broadway Fights Ovarian Cancer' on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Gambatese and Kready Set to Lead Industry Reading of ONE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

A by-invitation-only industry reading of the new musical comedy One Night will be held on March 2, 3 and 6 at Nola Studios. One Night has book and lyrics by Kleban Award winners Laurence Holzman & Felicia Needleman and a pop jazz score by David Shenton. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kaleb Wells as Roger in RENT on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Feb 24, 2017

With the 20th Anniversary of RENT currently touring North America, audiences are enjoying this production that is close to the original Broadway production. Kaleb Wells plays Roger who struggles with his own personal demons as he follows his dreams. Wells is living his dreams as he portrays Roger during this production. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, and Broadway in Detroit are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will return to Detroit's Fisher Theatre, April 18-30.  (more...)

The Firehall Arts Centre Welcomes the World Premiere of CIRCLE GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce and present the world premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 20, 2017. (more...)

The Eagle Theatre presents JOHN & JEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Directly following the smash hit, Rock of Ages, Eagle Theatre is now set to open a new musical, JOHN & JEN on March 10th, 2017. Set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, this truly original musical sheds a heart-warming light on the power of family. With a cast of only two people, JOHN & JEN is a tour-de-force, taking them from playful childhood, through awkward adolescence, and far beyond. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

MVT Rocks Your World in ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manoa Valley Theatre parties on in its 2016-17 season, with the rock musical, "Rock of Ages," by Chris D'Arienzo from the 2015 Broadway season. It's the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary rock and roll venues. The fairy-tale madness is about to end, though, when developers unveil plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can a pack of rock and rollers save the strip-and themselves-before it's too late?  Music of headliner pop bands from the era holds the answer. This is a Hawaii premiere. (more...)

Stars of BRIGHT STAR, WICKED and More Take Part in New Play Reading Podcast 'AT THE TABLE'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

At The Table: A Play Reading Series has released its three February episodes. Episodes 4 and 5 are now available and feature the full-length play Troop 54 by Justin Colombo (Kinky Boots National Tour, Rock of Ages National Tour). Episode 6 is an interview with the playwright, lead by co-hosts Rachel Flynn (Heathers: The Musical) and Ned Donovan (The Hunted: Encore). The episodes are edited, and feature original scoring by Marcus Thorne Bagala (This American Life). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Puts the Spotlight on Whole Artist Management
by Ben Cameron - Feb 20, 2017

The Broadway community is nothing if not a family. I was honored recently to welcome my family, my  #WAMFAM to Broadway Sessions. WAM= Whole Artist Management. Spearheaded by Rich Martino and Mike Cruz, WAM boasts a talented and diverse roster which brought us performers from Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Great Comet, Avenue Q, A Christmas Story, Wicked, Rock of Ages, Three Penny Opera, The Color Purple and more. And they sure did put the WAM in WAM BAM THANK YOU, um, BROADWAY.  (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Cast Recording Track List Announced; Pre-Order Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. (more...)

Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald to Take the Stage in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Record-breaking, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will return to New Orleans for Broadway @ NOCCA on March 31, 2017 as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

Badger Power! Off-Broadway's Potter Play PUFFS Extends Through June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through June 25, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). In addition, a regular weekly 3:00 PM Saturday Matinee performance will be added beginning on March 4. (more...)

ROCKTOPIA is Coming to the King Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

RTT is thrilled to announce the cast of the inaugural live concert tour ROCKTOPIA: A Classical (R)evolution.   ROCKTOPIA Co-Creators, vocalist and recording artist Rob Evan, a member of the multi-platinum-selling rock band, Trans- Siberian Orchestra; and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer, a national leader in the area of symphonic rock and world music fusion have collaborated to bring together a world class cast of vocalists and musicians.   ROCKTOPIA LIVE will debut at the King Center for the Performing Arts for one night only on Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale February 10 at Noon. Tickets may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com or by calling the King Center ticket office at 321.242.2219.   Ticket office hours are Monday - Friday, Noon - 6pm & Saturday, Noon - 4pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jenn Colella Performs High Flying Number from COME FROM AWAY
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2017

COME FROM AWAY, which was recently nominated for 14 Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, began performances at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Saturday, February 18, 2017, and officially opens Sunday, March 12, 2017. The cast recently visited the recording studio. Star Jenn Colella performed her character's belt it out number Me and the Sky. Check it out below! (more...)

Get a Backstage Peek at COME FROM AWAY as They Celebrate Their First Performance on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

COME FROM AWAY, which was recently nominated for 14 Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, began performances at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre last night, Saturday February 18, 2017. Josh Breckenridge helmed a Facebook live video during curtain call and took viewers back stage on this exciting night. Check out his interviews with the cast below! (more...)

THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Tomorrow; General Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The new Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY has announced that a limited number of $38 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street) when it opens for that day's performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Opens at Omaha Community Playhouse 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Rock of Ages, running March 3 - April 2, 2017 in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse, is set in L.A.'s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987. It tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. This jukebox musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It uses the hits of the 1980s to tell its story, including "Sister Christian," "We're Not Gonna Take It," "Dead or Alive," "I Want to Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believing" and many more. Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! Contains mischievous behavior, suggestive and adult dialogue and comedic reference to drug usage. (more...)

Michael Campayno, Will Roland and More to Sing for Mental Health in '54 LOVES YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael Campayno, Will Roland, and many more in 54 Loves You: A Concert for Mental Health on Sunday, March 26th 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Feature: NICK AND SARAH'S VALENTINE'S DAY CABARET-Filled With Love
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 16, 2017

I love Valentine's Day. And this year, it was even more special. Amidst an already lively theater scene in the metropolitan area, a Valentine's Day Cabaret happened at the Club Vibe. This cabaret, the brain child of Nik Whitcomb and Sarah Gibson, featured local performers who have appeared in award-winning productions in a variety of Omaha theaters. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Set for Spring at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, with music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Robert James Waller, will run at The Circuit Playhouse, March 17 - April 9, 2017. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

LORD OF THE FLIES Comes to Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

After a devastating plane crash, an ordinary group of schoolboys finds itself marooned on an island. At first, it seems as though it's all going to be great fun, but before long, the fun becomes furious, and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behavior collapse, the world the boys know collapses with them-the world of cricket, homework, and adventure stories-and another world is revealed: one that is both primitive and terrible. Based on the classic book, Lord of the Flies is the tale of how human beings react when their humanity is stripped away.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars of Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Perform "Welcome to the Rock"
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The entire cast and orchestra of Come From Away gathered in Studio Q at CBC Radio this week to perform the opening number of their show, 'Welcome to the Rock'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE FULL MONTY at The Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY, now running through March 5, 2017. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES and THE MUSIC MAN IN CONCERT Coming to Cain Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The City of Cleveland Heights announces the regional premiere of Rock of Ages will be produced in the Alma Theater June 8-25 as part of Cain Park's 2017 season. The beloved songs from Meredith Willson's classic, THE MUSIC MAN, will be presented in a concert version August 5-6 in the Evans Amphitheater with Liza Grossman's Contemporary Youth Orchestra. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for ROCKTOPIA at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Wharton Center has announced the inaugural live concert event ROCKTOPIA LIVE: A Classical (R)evolution. (more...)

Photo Flash: Royalty Returns to 54 Below in THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Jenna Ushkowitz, Arielle Jacobs, Jackie Burns and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On Janury 29th, Broadway's Cinderella, two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted the fourth installment of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring Christy Altomare, Jenna Ushkowitz, Courtney Reed, Taylor Louderman, and more than a dozen more princesses, plus surprise guests Lesli Margherita and Derek Klena. Scroll down to see the esteemed ladies (and gentlemen) in action! (more...)

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