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Official: Cassidy Janson to Play Carole King in BEAUTIFUL from Nov 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Cassidy Janson will join the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to play the title role from30 November 2015.   Also joining the cast will be Diane Keen as Genie Klein, King's mother. (more...)

Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

THE WHITE FEATHER to Premiere at the Union Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Georgina Briggs' brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won't accept the shame and she won't let it lie. But as she fights for justice a shocking discovery awaits her. This is the story of The White Feather - A New British Musical, which comes to the Union Theatre for a five week run 16 September - 17 October 2015. (more...)

MetroStage's UPRISING Set for Women's Voice Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will open the 2015-16 season with the Rolling World Premiere of UPRISING by Atlanta playwright Gabrielle Fulton as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, Sept 17- Oct 25. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, and William Knowles will music direct.   (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Opens This Month at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Get out your boogie shoes and head to the disco with the mega-musical Saturday Night Fever on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse from September 23 to October 25. This high-energy show features the Bee Gees electrifying chart-topping score along with astounding and dazzling choreography by Broadway choreographer Richard Hinds. The stage musical is based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon and cemented the Bee Gees as disco era icons and catapulted John Travolta to mega-stardom. The musical includes the hits "Stayin' Alive," "How Deep is Your Love," "More Than a Woman," "You Should Be Dancing," and more! (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Leslie Kritzer, Ryann Redmond & More to Star in New Musical GIGANTIC at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce the cast for the first show of Vineyard Theatre's 2015-2016 season, the musical comedy GIGANTIC, beginning previews at The Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) on November 11.  Single tickets are now available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or visiting www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Gigantic. (more...)

Hunter Foster Helms Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse brings back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage tonight, October 5, through November 6. (more...)

VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN's Leslie Kritzer Creates Hilarious 'Tacos for Hillary 2016'
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

Who doesn't love tacos? Leslie Kritzer sure does! In light of one of Hillary Clinton's recent comments saying 'I personally think a taco truck on every corner sounds absolutely delicious,' Kritzer brings the world her latest music video 'Taco Truck Invasion.' (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Returns to Porchlight Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the return of its multi award-winning hit AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', tonight, November 14 - December 20, music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, book by Murray Horowitz and Richard Maltby Jr., direction and choreography by multi Jeff-Award winner and Artistic Associate Brenda Didier with music direction by Jeff-Award winning Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

GIGANTIC Brings Pound-Shedding Comedy to the Vineyard Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

?Vineyard Theatre's 2015-2016 season kicks off tonight, November 11 at 8pm when the new musical comedy GIGANTIC begins previews at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

GIGANTIC Brings Pound-Shedding Comedy to the Vineyard, Beginning Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

A friendly reminder! Vineyard Theatre's 2015-2016 season kicks off tomorrow, November 11 at 8pm when the new musical comedy GIGANTIC begins previews at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Die Laughing at Philadelphia Theatre Company's MURDER FOR TWO, 6/6-28
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Murder, musical mayhem and a madcap mystery will be on stage when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the killer musical MURDER FOR TWO, running June 6-28 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  With book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and direction by Scott Schwartz, the hilarious whodunit features a two-man cast, with one actor investigating the crime and the other playing all the suspects -- and both playing the piano.  (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Look at Chance Theater's THE BIG MEAL
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Chance Theater presents its Southern California premiere production of THE BIG MEAL. Written by Orange County native Dan LeFranc, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Jocelyn A. Brown, THE BIG MEAL continues through May 22 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitkentheater arts Center. Check out new photos from the show below! (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Debuts Michael Ogborn's Latest FIELD HOCKEY HOT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

11th Hour Theatre Company is heading back to the 80s this Spring with its first commission. The company is finalizing the World Premiere of Michael Ogborn's Field Hockey Hot - its first World Premiere and commission. This gender-bending field hockey musical will run tonight, March 5-22. Opening night is Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Toronto Composers to Collaborate on Breaking Into Song: The Music of Scott Christian, Colleen & Akiva, and Kevin Wong, March 9
by Toronto Newsdesk - Mar 3, 2015

Join four Toronto-based composers for an evening celebrating Canada's exciting new voices in contemporary musical theatre. Scott Christian, Colleen Dauncey, Akiva Romer-Segal and Kevin Wong are behind some of the biggest hits recently presented at the Fringe, SummerWorks and Next Stage festivals. Their songs have been enjoyed on recordings and in theatres, concert halls and cabarets worldwide. Discover compelling characters and stories brought to life by a whole new generation of musical theatre creators. (more...)

The Candy Project Presents GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Opening to the public on Friday, March 27th (and continuing through April 19th) The Candy Project presents: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! (more...)

THE BIG MEAL Begins 4/21 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to present the Southern California premiere of ... The Big Meal. Written by Orange County native Dan LeFranc, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Jocelyn A. Brown, The Big Meal will preview from April 21 through April 28. Regular performances will begin April 30 and continue through May 22 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present PRINCESS IDA, Beginning 24 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series continues with the first professional London production in over twenty years of Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida opening at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 (Press Night: Thursday, 26 March 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Die Laughing at Philadelphia Theatre Company's MURDER FOR TWO, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

Murder, musical mayhem and a madcap mystery will be on stage when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the killer musical MURDER FOR TWO, running tonight, June 6-28 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). (more...)

F. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton and Bradley Dean to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage from July 13 to August 6, making the Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. (more...)

Bad Habit Productions to Open 10th Season with A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

BAD HABIT PRODUCTIONS, INC. (BHP) is pleased to commence its anniversary Season 10: No Life Aside from Art, with the witty, heartwarming musical A Man of No Importance, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, and book by Terrence McNally, directed by Boston area director Daniel Morris, with musical direction by Meghan MacFadden. A Man of No Importance will be presented on the Wimberly Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End August 6-28, 2016. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. The full cast are Luke Baker (Theo), Natasha Barnes (Heather), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Raquel Jones (Extraordinary girl), Natasha Karp (Alysha) Robyn Mellor (Libby), Lucas Rush (St. Jimmy), Steve Rushton (Will), Aaron Sidwell (Johnny) and Ross William Wild (Joshua). They join the previously announced X Factor star, Amelia Lily who is playing Whatshername. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Adds Thursday Performance at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Chance Theater has announce that it will be adding a performance of Fancy Nancy, the musical on Thursday, June 4th at 7:30pm on the Main Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'IS THIS SHOW WORTH INVESTING IN?' Producer Boot Camp This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a new TRU Producer Boot camp, Recognizing Commercial Potential: Is This Show Worth Investing In?, an innovative workshop on Sunday, June 14th, 2015 from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th Floor, NYC. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot blasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

The Candy Project to Present DISENCHANTED this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The musical is set for a 9-show run at FLIXX Cabaret Showbar, located in in downtown Omaha (1019 S. 10th Street) August 5-6, 12-14, 18-21. All performances have a 7:30pm showtime. (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

F. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton and Bradley Dean Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Beginning Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage from tonight, July 13, to August 6, making The Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. (more...)

CAPTAIN AURORA: A SUPERHERO MUSICAL Remount to Play Centaur Theatre, 1/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal (winner of the 2015 Frankie for Most Promising English Company) is proud to present the remount of last year's highest grossing 25th St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival show: Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical. Created and directed by Trevor Barrette, Captain Aurora is a show about the nightmares that come true when dreams do and the search for meaning, a search that will take our audience from the streets of Megacity to intergalactic spacecrafts and alternate dimensions! (more...)

ANDY CAPP - THE MUSICAL to Play Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the first professional UK production in more than 30 years of Andy Capp The Musical by Alan Price and Trevor Peacock runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 7 February (Press Night: Monday, 8 February 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

Outre Theatre Company Presents ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

?The Outre Theatre Company has announced a concert production of Rooms: a rock romance, part of Outre's signature concert series! Starring Noah Levine and Erica Mendez, and directed by Managing Director Sabrina Lynn Gore, Rooms was nominated for Most Outstanding Musical for the Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, and the Helen Hayes Awards. Outre is thrilled to present the South Florida premiere of this one-of-a kind musical. (more...)

GIGANTIC Brings Pound-Shedding Off-Broadway, Opening Tonight at the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Vineyard Theatre's 2015-2016 season opens tonight, December 3, with the new musical comedy GIGANTIC at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Bad Habit Productions to Open 10th Season with A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

BAD HABIT PRODUCTIONS, INC. (BHP) is pleased to commence its anniversary Season 10: No Life Aside from Art, with the witty, heartwarming musical A Man of No Importance, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, and book by Terrence McNally, directed by Boston area director Daniel Morris, with musical direction by Meghan MacFadden. A Man of No Importance will be presented on the Wimberly Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End August 6-28, 2016. (more...)

THE WHITE FEATHER to Premiere at the Union Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Georgina Briggs' brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won't accept the shame and she won't let it lie. But as she fights for justice a shocking discovery awaits her. This is the story of The White Feather - A New British Musical, which comes to the Union Theatre for a five week run 16 September - 17 October 2015. (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Return to Porchlight This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the return of its multi award-winning hit AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', November 14 - December 20, music by Thomas "Fats" Waller, book by Murray Horowitz and Richard Maltby Jr., direction and choreography by multi Jeff-Award winner and Artistic Associate Brenda Didier with music direction by Jeff-Award winning Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)


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Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage, plus a shot of the team on opening night, last night, August 21, 2015. The cast and crew gathered at Bintliff's Restaurant in Ogunquit for a lively after party! (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage August 19 to September 19. This high voltage rock 'n roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' 'Fever,' 'Folsom Prison Blues,' 'Hound Dog' and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Orange County Debut of MURDER FOR TWO This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the Orange County premiere of the Smash-Hit, Off-Broadway musical, MURDER FOR TWO, book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, choreography by Wendy Seyb, musical direction by David Caldwell and direction by Scott Schwartz. (more...)

SHOW CHOIR THE MUSICAL Makes Canada Premiere Tonight, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Show Choir - The Musical premieres in Canada tonight, April 30, 2016 featuring the Winnipeg Studio Theatre Adult Ensemble. The performance will take place at 8:00pm CDT for one night only at The Met Entertainment Centre- 281 Donald Street in Winnipeg, MB Canada. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at winnipegstudiotheatre.com. (more...)

Chance Theater Adds Performances to SoCal Premiere of THE BIG MEAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to announce that it has added two performances of its Southern California premiere production of THE BIG MEAL. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse's Orange County Debut of MURDER FOR TWO Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the Orange County premiere of the Smash-Hit, Off-Broadway musical, MURDER FOR TWO, book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, choreography by Wendy Seyb, musical direction by David Caldwell and direction by Scott Schwartz. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Orange County Debut of MURDER FOR TWO, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the Orange County premiere of the Smash-Hit, Off-Broadway musical, MURDER FOR TWO, book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, choreography by Wendy Seyb, musical direction by David Caldwell and direction by Scott Schwartz. (more...)

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