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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

ATG Selected to Operate Emerson Colonial Theatre in a Partnership with Emerson College
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Emerson Colonial Theatre Is The Latest Addition To Atg's Portfolio Of 47 Theatrical Venues Worldwide. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Cody, John Scherer and More in Starry SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

Jeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes back Broadway's Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas) to the company beginning Wednesday, January 11th. (more...)

Cast Announced for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for Shakespeare's playful romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Outcry Youth Theatre to Stage PETER AND THE STARCATCHER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Six months into its inaugural year, Outcry Youth Theatre, continues to deliver great theatre with some of the most talented youth actors in the region. Its next production, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, is no exception. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics Winter 2017 Production of SEUSSICAL is Ten Days Away!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Little Radical Theatrics Winter 2017 production of Seussical is ten days away!  (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of CAGNEY Gathers at New York Stock Exchange to Ring Closing Bell
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Led by star Robert Creighton, the cast of Cagney celebrated a visit to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday December 30th to ring the closing bell. Cagney is the dramatic new musical that follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood, from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to the cinema's original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton, in the role he was born to play, joins the cast who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Central NY Awards Winners Announced - The Beacon Theatre / 4th Wall Theatrical Productions Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Central NY winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Finding Music That Suits You
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jan 3, 2017

Just as you would build a wardrobe, with varied outfits for different occasions and temperatures, your music repertoire book needs to feature a diverse selection of pieces to show you can handle different sorts of singing demands. Not every song can (or should be) a show-stopper, full of dramatic heft and long, sustained high notes at the top of your range. Sometimes, it's more important to demonstrate naturalness and vulnerability, or show that you understand the needs of a very specific musical style. It's valuable to have many different kinds of songs in your "toolbox" to exhibit the full scope of your strengths.  (more...)

Bay Area Musicals! Continues 2nd Season with Sondheim's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, continues its second season with the acclaimed tribal Stephen Sondheim musical,Assassins. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written, making a great show for Bay Area Muscials' second season. (more...)

Cabaret at The Merc Presents 5th Annual RISING STARS Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Presented by Cabaret at The Merc, in association with The Barn Stage Company, this exclusive look at some of the area's brightest Rising Stars is now in it's 5th Year! (more...)

Flamenco, LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS and More Set for Queens Theatre's Winter/Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Queens Theatre is launching its Winter/Spring 2017 Season with a diverse array of presentations, including the acclaimed dance company FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA, Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers and a new Queens Theatre production of the American classic, The Miracle Worker. (more...)

thirtywhatever, New Musical Revue About the Journey Through Your 30s, To Play Laurie Beechman Theater 1/29 -- 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

 thirtywhatever, a new musical revue filled with songs about what happens between the time you say goodbye to 29 and hello to 40, will be presented at the Laurie Beechman Theatre from January 29 -- February 20, 2017. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and Seussical, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

BWW Review: Jason Robert Brown's 13: THE MUSICAL Soars at the Manatee Performing Arts Center
by Peter Nason - Jan 16, 2017

With its lively teenage cast, it's funny, bawdy, and edgy, with a meaning that connects not just with teens, but with adults who remember the days of pimples and virginity pledges. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics production of SEUSSICAL Opens at the Grinton Will Library
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Little Radical Theatrics production of Seussical opens tonight, Friday, January 13th at Grinton I. Will library 1500 Central Ave Yonkers, NY and runs January 13th at 8 PM, January 14th at 2 and 8 PM; January 15th at 3 PM . (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World opens tonight at the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only, January 12-15! (more...)

Actors Training Center Student Lands Role in The Roundabout Theatre's Production of IF I FORGET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Actors Training Center - the acting school in residence at the Wilmette Theatre - is pleased to announce that one of their acting students, Seth Steinberg, has landed a role in IF I FORGET, playing at the nation's most influential nonprofit theatre company, The Roundabout Theatre (roundabouttheatre.org) in New York. (more...)

Roanoke Children's Theatre Starts Conversation on Teen Pregnancy wth BABYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

In the early 1990s, Roanoke City had the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state of Virginia. Roanoke City has seen incredible progress over the last 20 years and in 2014, a big decrease in teen pregnancy put Roanoke City as 14th in the state out of approximately 130 cities/counties. Roanoke Children's Theatre will shed more light on this issue facing teens with the upcoming production of BABYLAND. There will be public performances of BABYLAND on February 3 and 9, 2017. Performances will be held in the Black Box Theatre at the Jefferson Center (541 Luck Avenue SW). (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the popular family musical comedy You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Opening MST's 2nd season in its new space, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown maintains MST's high standards for quality family theatre, and kicks off an eclectic season with a classic musical. (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild Hosts First Annual Vendor Fair
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

???????Love to shop with specialty home-based companies?  Well now you can find many of the best all in one place.  Come to the Windham Theatre Guild's 1st Annual Vendor Fair on Sunday, January 22nd from 11am-3pm at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards Winners Announced - Joshua Turchin, Johanna Carlisle, Nick Flores and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Phoenix winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Invite: Learn the Secrets of Live TV Musicals at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Panel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marrying the most thrilling aspects of stage and screen, the recent resurgence of networks broadcasting live musicals has invigorated prime time "appointment viewing" or "event television."   (more...)

Teri Bibb and More Set for Family Friendly Holiday Concerts at Rubicon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company makes the holidays merry and musical with special concerts at the theatre for audiences of all ages. (more...)

BWW Feature: Our Favorite Moments of 2016
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 31, 2016

By all accounts, 2016 has been quite the rollercoaster ride. Fortunately for DFW audiences, the local theatre community and many of the touring productions delivered nothing short of a stellar year, setting quite a high bar for upcoming performances. As we say goodbye to another December, we'd like to look back on a handful of memories that stood out among the long list of Playbills we've gathered. And like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, these live theatre moments will be remembered as a few of our favorite things. We present this list in no particular order, and without awards or titles bestowed upon those listed. To everyone who contributed to the DFW theatre community in 2016, we thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. (more...)


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Cast of off-Broadway's CAGNEY Proves 'The Show Must Go On'!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The cast of off-Broadway's hit musical CAGNEY, which follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to one of Hollywood's brightest stars, proved the old adage that the show must go on. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Adios, 2016! My Favorite Moments
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - Dec 28, 2016

2016 is officially ending, and while much of the year was filled with major upsets (RIP David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Carrie, Alan Rickman, and many others) and some seriously stressful moments (2016 presidential election, I'm looking at you!), the year had bright moments too! Thus, I run through a few of my favorite moments of 2016. (more...)

Meet the Bird Girls of Little Radical Theatrics' SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

As we get closer to opening night, meet some of the incredible cast that is working so hard to bring the Seussiverse to the Grinton Will Library January 13th-15th.! Meet Moriel Behar, Sofia Newman and Adriana Nocco who play The Bird Girls! (more...)

Cast Announced for MARY POPPINS in Zurich and Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. (more...)

CAGNEY Celebrates 300th Performance at The Westside Theater Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY Company Celebrates 300th Performance off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Tony-Winning FUN HOME to Find a Home at Millbrook Playhouse This Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are proud to announce Millbrook Playhouse's 54th Season. (more...)

Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody to Lead Doggy Comedy SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. (more...)

CAGNEY to Mark 300th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 300th performance on Wednesday afternoon, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/16; THE CRUCIBLE in Minneapolis, ANNIE in Memphis and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 16, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Minneapolis, Memphis, Portland and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE CRUCIBLE in Minneapolis, ANNIE in Memphis and IRVING BERLIN in Portland, just to name a few. (more...)

SEUSSICAL Senior Cast Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Now one of the most beloved shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Jeff Coon to Bring Summer Club to Venice Island Performing Arts Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Get ready to kick off your Monday nights with the sounds of some of the region's most popular musical theater stars, accompanied by a 17-piece big band orchestra. Philly's favorite musical theater star Jeff Coon is bringing his Summer Club to Manayunk's Venice Island Performing Arts Center for a series of swinging shows throughout 2017. (more...)

Kennen Butler, Maggie Randolph to Lead The Barn Stage Company's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World takes the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only! (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Come Enjoy Some Dr. Seuss and Holiday Family Fun at YPT!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Young People's Theatre (YPT) has been overwhelmed by the response to Seussical by critics and audience members alike, with performances selling out! There are still a few good seats available up to and including Holliday Week -- but you need to act fast. Best seats and prices can be found at 11am performances. (more...)

SEUSSICAL Opens in One Month! Tickets On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Little Radical Theatrics Winter 2017 production of the beloved contemporary classic musical 'Seussical', based on the works of Dr Seuss, opens in one month! (more...)

Last Chance! Lighthouse Youth Theatre's Jr. Cast of SUESSICAL Plays Final Performance TODAY—Senior Cast Begins Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

Now one of the most beloved shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination - Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Who's. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert Marks Many Firsts
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 10, 2016

Manila, Philippines--Besides being the maiden offering of Jhett Tolentino Productions Inc. (JTPI), 'A Very Broadway Christmas in Manila,' Broadway lead actor Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas-themed solo concert, also opens the new venue The Globe Auditorium at Maybank Performing Arts Theatre in BGC tomorrow, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

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