Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8
by Audition Roundup - May 8, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 8, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

World Premiere of THE BROONS to Tour Scotland
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Broons, Scotland's most famous fictional family, are coming to theatres across the country in a World Premiere stage adaptation by Rob Drummond. The Broons will open at Perth Concert Hall on Tuesday 27 September before dates in Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Stirling, Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. (more...)

THE BROONS to play Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Broons, Scotland's most famous fictional family, are coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 7 until Saturday 12 November 2016 in a world premiere stage adaptation by Rob Drummond. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Gould - Why You Should Have a Voice Teacher
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Gould - May 26, 2016

One of the most important skills in musical theatre is singing. The need for the ability to sing in musical theatre is why most of my friends participate in choir, besides generally enjoying it. (more...)

Michael Onabanjo-Whittaker and Sara Rajeswaran Lead Staged Concert of RAGTIME at Bishopsgate Institute
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Under amateur licence from Josef Weinberger Ltd., Bishopsgate Institute and Centre Stage London will perform a staged concert of Ahrens and Flaherty's Ragtime - The Musical for six performances only in June 2016. Ragtime - The Musical  is based on the 1975 novel Ragtime by E L Doctorow and features music by Stephen Flaherty,  lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Terrence McNally - all of which won Tony Awards in 1998. This production will run at the Bishopsgate Institute in the heart of the City of London from 14 to 19 June. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Princess Cruises' MAGIC TO DO Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18.  (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to present the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theater series, A Little New Music, on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. A project of New Musicals Inc., a non-profit organization committed to discovering and nurturing promising new works of musical theater, A Little New Music is a fast-paced hour of the best new or unheard musical theater songs performed by a mix of Broadway and premier West Coast performers. Whether it's a recent premiere from an established writer or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, this is an evening guaranteed to entertain with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse. Tickets for A Little New Music range in price from $25-$45 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

PARADE Extends at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The long-awaited revival of the hit musical Parade at Manchester's new fringe theatre is now open to rave reviews at Hope Mill Theatre. The producers have also announced that the production is to be extended for an extra week by popular demand and will now run until Saturday 11th June. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Jennifer Paulson-Lee Talks YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Bob Rizzo - May 23, 2016

It's only a few moments before choreographer Jennifer Paulson- Lee will watch her cast give the press a 'sneak peek' of their rehearsals. They're preparing to perform three musical numbers from 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown' which will be presented at The York Theatre beginning this week for a limited engagement. What's unique about this revival is the fact that a pint-sized cast of 9 to 13 year olds is performing all the roles. But don't let their ages fool you. This young bunch of talented thespians has a list of professional credits that any seasoned 35-year-old performer would envy. As the press files into the theatre, Paulson-Lee is busy making last minute corrections on her young charges. She is gentle and soft-spoken yet gets her point across to these eager children who take her notes and make the adjustments on the spot. The mutual love and admiration between this gang of peanuts and their dance master is all too evident. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - The Importance of Posture in Your Singing
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - May 20, 2016

If you have ever attended a classical voice recital, you probably saw an elegantly dressed performer situated near the crook of a grand piano for the duration of the performance.  Traditionally, recitalists remain standing with "noble" posture throughout their program, and only gesture with their hands and body for extreme emphasis.  (more...)

BPI & The North Carolina Symphony to Present THE RAT PACK: 100 YEARS OF FRANK
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents THE RAT PACK: 100 Years of Frank! in Raleigh, North Carolina at The North Carolina Symphony. (more...)

2016 Minty Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Minty Organization, the non-profit company which oversees The Minty Awards, is gearing for one of the most exciting nights of Staten Island theatre- The Sixth Annual Minty Awards, set for Sunday, June 5 at 7pm at the historic St. George Theatre (35 Hyatt Street). (more...)

DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Announces Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals is a nonprofit organization committed to education, which led to begin the awards program patterned after Broadway's Tony Awards®. DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards brings stars, community celebrities, show business veterans and Dallas leaders together for an evening of celebration. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its exciting 2016-2017 Season last night. (more...)

Off-Broadway's Eric Gelb Writes GROWING UP IN THE WINGS Memoir
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Eighteen-year-old Berkley High student Eric Gelb is set to head off to New York University next year, but before he does, he'll share his story of life in theatre in his memoir GROWING UP IN THE WINGS. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Saints Award $125,000 to Chicago Performing Arts Groups for 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Saints, Chicago's Volunteers for the Performing Arts, have announced that it is awarding $125,000 in grants to 28 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2016. (more...)

Natascia Diaz Will Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Every Little Step star and multiple Helen Hayes Award winner Natascia Diaz in her New York City solo debut on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 pm, following her acclaimed and nominated performance as Anita in Signature Theatre's sold out run of West Side Story in Washington DC. (more...)

Ben Jeffrey of Broadway's ALADDIN to Perform Benefit Concert for Gateway Center, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Ben Jeffrey, Broadway star of The Lion King and Aladdin, will perform a one-night-only concert to benefit Gateway Center for Performing Arts on Friday, June 10th at 6:30 pm.  Jeffrey, who is a Guest Artist in GCPA's Summer Master Class Series, will perform family friendly repertoire and be joined onstage by special guests, including performers from the casts of Aladdin KIDS!, GCPA's summer production for Grades K-4th.  The performance will be at the Emerson Theatre at Harris Stowe. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children (children age 2 and under who can sit on the lap of an adult may attend the concert for free). Ticket price includes a meet-and-greet after the performance and are available at: http://www.gcpastl.org/tickets (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 15
by Audition Roundup - May 15, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 15, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Cast Announced for Fiddlehead's SHOW BOAT at Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, announced today the cast of Show Boat, the company's first production in partnership with the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston. Show Boat will run for twelve performances from June 22-July 3, 2016. Co-Directed by Fofonoff and Stephens, Show Boat will feature a cast of 50 starring seasoned international and off-Broadway performers including Kim Corbett (West Side Story, Les Miserables) as Magnolia Hawks, Jeremiah James (The Fantasticks) as Gaylord Ravenal, Lindsay Roberts (The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess) as Queenie, and Brian Kinnard (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story) as Joe. Show Boat is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's epic of life on the Mississippi River with some of the most beautiful and influential music ever written for the stage including 'Ol'Man River,' 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Bill.' Show Boat will be choreographed by Wendy Hall, with a 27-piece live orchestra under the direction of Charles Peltz. (more...)

Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Grammy-nominated recording artist, television and Broadway star Ilene Graff, along with her husband, ASCAP-Award winning musical director Ben Lanzarone, will present their big band show "It's Better With A Band!" on the Birdland stage Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7 PM. For tickets, call 212-581-3080 or go to birdlandjazz.com. (more...)

The 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announces Nominees; Awards Show to Be Held at Pantages, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 5TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2016 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced the 24 finalists and nominations for Best Production and Grosh Award for Best Scenic Design for the fifth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Roanoke Children's Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Roanoke Children's Theatre Artistic Director Pat Wilhelms announces the 2016-2017 Season line up for the Company's 9th season. (more...)

BWW Blog: NYC Vocal Coach Bob Marks - Understand the Basics of Voice Registration
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - May 10, 2016

If you want to see a group of voice teachers and voice scientists turn from a generally gregarious and collegial group into an angry mob, ask them to strictly define vocal registers, or the "gears" of the voice that are responsible for different types of sounds.   (more...)

BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at Susquehanna Stage Co.
by Guest Blogger: Annalise Prentiss - May 10, 2016

"Oh, the thinks you can think when you think about...SEUSS!!" Dr. Seuss, as most of us know, was one of the most iconic children's book authors. From One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,  Blue Fish to There's a Wocket in my Pocket, Dr. Seuss never did fail to amuse children. In 2000, Seussical the Musical debuted on Broadway. Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the musical incorporates all the memory-making Dr. Seuss stories such as Horton Hears a Who, Gertrude McFuzz, The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! Seussical the Musical was written to carry on the legacy of Dr. Seuss and to grant good times to anyone who sees it, and Susquehanna Stage Company located in Marietta, Pennsylvania, hopes to do just that. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 1
by Audition Roundup - May 1, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 1, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

2016 Blumey Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 5th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 22, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Academy Family Series invite you to join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in a delightful new musical - Curious George: The Golden Meatball on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  (more...)

A LITTLE TRAVELING MUSIC Set for The Triad, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Kinky Boots' Eric Leviton and The Producers' Michael Kostroff reprise their Nightlife Award-winning comic cabaret show, 'A Little Traveling Music,' for one night at the Triad, at 158 W. 72nd Street, between Broadway and Columbus, on the 2nd floor. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Casa Manana Student Accepted Into Texas Young Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Casa Mañana, the largest performing arts organization in Tarrant County, is as proud of its stage productions as it is in producing some of the best talent through its education program. Casa's Performing Arts Conservatory (CPAC) is proud to announce that one of its students, Emma Colwell, was recently accepted into the Texas Young Masters Program.   (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - FLHS Stageplayers Travel to OZ and the Jungle of Nool, Never Missing a Beat
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - Apr 25, 2016

It has been quite a stellar theatre season for the Ft. Lauderdale High School Stageplayers, who took creativity to a new level with two of the most vibrant musicals available. FLHS Drama has put itself on the map in the past in the ever-growing South Florida theatre community; the Stageplayers received the Southeast Regional High School Theatre Honors Program Award in 2015. Despite the accolade, FLHS Drama refused to take a breather. The club buckled itself into the driver's seat of South Florida high school theatre, speeding to new intersections of artistry and charisma.  (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Celebrate Earth Day with Eddie Korbich and SEUSSICAL's 'The Lorax Song'
by Michael Dale - Apr 22, 2016

During pre-Broadway tryouts, the talented performer sang an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' plea for the environment. (more...)

Single-Show Tickets Now on Sale for 2016 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Single-show tickets are now on sale for all shows in the 2016 Sacramento Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 66th season for the venerable institution. (more...)

Tom Hewitt and Lesli Margherita to Star in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME as Part of La Mirada's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment have announced their 2016-2017 season of shows. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

TOMMY TUNE AWARDS Winners Announced; Muhammad Yunus and Noelle Flores to Compete at The Jimmy's, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the cancellation of the 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards ceremony yesterday due to Houston's emergency level of flooding. However, the winners of the Tommy Tune Awards, along with scholarship recipients, were announced on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page at 8 p.m. yesterday evening by MC Sarah Pepper of Hot 95.7. (more...)

BWW Review: SEUSSICAL JR at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 21, 2016

Since 2010, Seussical has been listed as one of the top five musicals most frequently performed in the United States. By the time I entered Casa Manana's auditorium last weekend to see Seussical JR (a version that has been shortened for younger attention spans), it took both hands to count the number of times I personally had seen the show. Luckily for me, this version of the show is packed with some of DFW's top professional talent, and a handful of the most skilled 'Casa Kids' rounding out the talented ensemble. (more...)

TUTS Announces 2016 Tommy Tune Award Winners After Flooded-Out Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the cancellation of the 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards ceremony yesterday due to Houston's emergency level of flooding. However, the winners of the Tommy Tune Awards, along with scholarship recipients, were announced on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page at 8 p.m. yesterday evening by MC Sarah Pepper of Hot 95.7. (more...)

Casa Manana Announces 2016 Buckley Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Casa Mañana is excited to announce the nominees for the 16th annual Betty Lynn Buckley Awards. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Among The Growing Stage's 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present its 2016 - 2017 Main Stage Season: (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with THE X FACTOR's Rhydian to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

?Hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors is back, and bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Monday 14 until Saturday 19 November 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

SKIPPYJON JONES, SEUSSICAL and More Set for Paper Mill Playhouse's Spring Children's Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced its children's show programming for spring 2016. Paper Mill's Children's Shows are charming, delightful and educational performances filled with audience participation and adventure. (more...)

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