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Theatre Royal Haymarket (London, )
18 Suffolk Street London SW1Y 4HT

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Based on The Sobbin' Women by Stephen Vincent Benet

When eldest brother Adam gets himself a bride, his backwoods brothers set out to capture their own. It takes a long, hard winter for these rough and rowdy boys to win over their brides with flowers and romance.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre to Stage BEAUTY AND THE BEAST This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the magical fairy tale that has delighted generations and been adapted by Disney into a hit Broadway musical, as its 2016 Family Show opening May 19. Featuring special discounts for kids ages 3-15, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has everything from an enchanted castle and a beautiful score to the all-important happy ending. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY 60th Anniversary Celebration - Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A host of West End Stars gather at the iconic St. Pauls Church, Covent Garden, the location of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins' memorable first encounter, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original Broadway production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, My Fair Lady. (more...)

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, AIDA and More Set for Hale Centre Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family theater, officially unveiled its 2017 entertainment season that will begin a new era of year-round, non-stop productions in its new 130,000 square-foot performing arts center in Sandy City. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 29, 2016
by - May 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Orpheum Theatre Announces the Winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Orpheum Theatre announced the winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards show. (more...)

Julie Newmar to Appear at CatConLA 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?TONY winner, silver screen siren, TV icon and the ultimate feline in human form, Julie Newmar, to appear on Saturday June 25th (11:00am - 1:00pm) at CatConLA 2016 with her brother and author of 'The Mediterranean Universe,' John Newmeyer, featuring the subject of ... what else? ... Cats!  The convention with catittude will be held on June 25th and 26th at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the magical fairy tale that has delighted generations and been adapted by Disney into a hit Broadway musical, as its 2016 Family Show through July 11. (more...)

Official: Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford Cast in Musical SIDE SHOW at Southwark Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 13, 2016

First casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which receives its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse. Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford will play conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the brand new production, which runs October 21 to December 3, with a press night on October 26. (more...)

Sisters! Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford to Star in Revised SIDE SHOW in London
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

The cult musical SIDE SHOW, receiving its London premiere at the Southwark Playhouse later this year, has found its leading twin sisters. The (more...)

Summer Stages in Maine: A Sampling
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - May 11, 2016

With miles of pristine coastline, picturesque villages, excellent dining and shopping, Maine is a summer mecca for tourists. But beyond sightseeing and outdoor recreation, Maine's summer theatre landscape is a rich and colorful one, making it a major cultural destination as well. Here are my editorial picks among the wealth of this summer's theatrical offerings. (more...)

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

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 1, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

West End Roundup - Februar Edition: mit Olivier Award Nominations, DREAMGIRLS, SHOW BOAT und mehr
by Iris Moebius - Mar 8, 2016

Es ist wieder Zeit fur ein Roundup die letzten Neuigkeiten aus dem Londoner West End. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei dieses Mal die Olivier Awards, deren Nominierungen bekannt gegeben wurden, sowie Ankundigungen fur eine Großzahl neuer Shows, die demnachst auf den Londoner Buhnen zu sehen sein werden, von Revivals von Klassikern wie Show Boat, West End Premieren von Hits wie Dreamgirls, bis hin zu Transfers von aktuellen Broadway Erfolgsshows wie Finding Neverland. Lest selbst: (more...)

FUN HOME, THE SECRET GARDEN & More Set for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

With nearly 2000 subscribers in attendance, The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed the season line-up for its 7-show 2016/17 season. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Victoria Theatre, 4/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Victoria Theater Association's Projects Unlimited Star Attractions presents the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, April 8-9, 2016 at the historic Victoria Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, by calling 937-228-3630, toll-free 888-228-3630 or online at (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside BRIGHT STAR's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star began performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened last Thursday, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Sarah Jane Shanks with the company! (more...)

Official: Cyndi Lauper to Perform at 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Olivier Awards with MasterCard are delighted to announce that two world-wide musical stars will be joining the line-up for the 40th Anniversary Ceremony. Grammy and Tony Award-winning musician Cyndi Lauper is set to perform both on her own and in a unique collaboration following the seven nominations for Kinky Boots, which features music written by Cyndi. Michael Feinstein, master of The Great American Songbook, will also be performing on the night, joining a variety of past winners in a special 40th anniversary segment. (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CABARET, Heading to the Adrienne Arsht Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece comes direct from Broadway to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, April 12 - 17, 2016. As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to announce 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. Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season, the Arsht Center, along with Broadway Across America and presenting sponsor Bank of America, are proud to close the 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season with the hit musical. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Wendell Scott Purrington Joins Ogunquit Playhouse's 'HUNCHBACK' as Chorus Master
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce that Wendell Scott Purrington has signed on as chorus master for the two 32-piece choruses that accompany the cast in the upcoming production of the brand new musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME on stage July 13 through August 6, 2016. (more...)

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP! to Play Regent Theatre, 4/13-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The national tour of the hilarious comedy You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, a relationship comedy that People Magazine called "Laugh Out Loud," will have its Boston area premiere at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA from April 13 - May 22, 2016. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's FOOTLOOSE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the energetic Footloose: The Musical as its grand finale of the 2015/2016 season through July 17. The rousing and affecting production features a score that has transcended generations with Billboard-topping songs such as "Footloose," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "Almost Paradise," and more!   (more...)

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - It's De-Lovely By The Sea
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - Jun 30, 2016

This weekend was my first ever visit to the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. I have been vacationing in the Ogunquit area for years, always driving by the iconic sign on the scenic Route 1, but have never actually been inside. I have always loved Anything Goes, and my inner Gilmore Girls fan was dying to see Sally Struthers , Ogunquit Playhouse veteran, in a show. The Playhouse had almost every seat in the house filled and everybody was very excited for the show to start. (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning Anything Goes June 15 to July 9. This splendid madcap musical comedy stars Broadway's Andrea McArdle as Reno Sweeney and features two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as Evangeline Harcourt. The pair are currently leading ANYTHING GOES at Gateway Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed's New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s -women's liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war-Cindy searches for her place in the world. A Sign of the Times, featuring chart-topping hits from the 1960s, celebrates friendship, love, and discovering one's sense of self. This pop-fueled musical will run July 29 - September 4 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A Sign of the Times will be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

BWW Interview: Josh Dawson of BEAUTIFUL at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 2, 2016

The national tour of BEAUTIFUL, the musical based on the life and legacy of Carole King, just arrived in Houston, where they'll perform for one week before landing at Dallas' Winspear Opera House. On Tuesday night, I was lucky enough to catch this former DFW local Josh Dawson on his way to the theatre. It's been four years since he has performed in The Big D, but he's eager to briefly return to our thriving arts district. Check out our conversation below: (more...)

Laguna Playhouse's ALL SHOOK UP Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, the perfect family summertime, fun-time musical, ALL SHOOK UP, book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.  (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse to 'Spotlight' THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Director & Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present another installment of the post-show discussion series 'Spotlight' featuring the dynamic creators of the new musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME following the Saturday matinee on July 16 at 6PM. (more...)

FIDDLER's Julie Benko Set to Perform at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Celebrated vocalist Julie Benko, stepping off the Broadway stage where she appears in Fiddler on the Roof, returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe on Sunday, July 31st at 8:30PM to present an evening of jazz. She is backed by a virtuosic sextet including Jason Yeager (piano), Danny Weller (bass), Jay Sawyer (drums), Andy Warren (trumpet), Kenny Pexton (reeds), and Walter Harris (trombone). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 3, 2016
by - Jul 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton will reunite at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons on Monday, July 25 at 6:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Remy Zaken and More Set for Short Play Readings by Kevin Ray Johnson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Kevin Ray Johnson (Playwright of The Unpredictable Times) will be bringing three of his short plays in staged readings Off-Broadway to the Davenport Theatre, June 5th at 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm. (more...)

Olivier Awards 2016: The Red Carpet Recap!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 4, 2016

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue reports on her time on the red carpet for the 2016 Olivier Awards! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: From IN THE HEIGHTS to KINKY BOOTS- Watch the Performances from the 2016 Olivier Awards!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - took place last night at the Royal Opera House, hosted by Michael Ball. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. Plus, watch the full ceremony HERE. (more...)

Photo Coverage: More Performances From The 2016 Olivier Awards - IN THE HEIGHTS And More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 ceremony was dotted with performances from around the West End - here are some pics of the casts of Bend It Like Beckham, Mrs Henderson Presents, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Bugsy Malone, and the Olivier-winning In The Heights! (more...)

Olivier Award Winners 2016 - Full List Of Nominees And Winners!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 3, 2016

Here's a full list of Olivier Award nominees and winners - we updated this story LIVE throughout the ceremony. Winners are indicated in bold type. Who were you cheering for? (more...)

Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

It's the biggest night in London Theatre! The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - take place tonight at the Royal Opera House, hosted by Michael Ball. This year's list of Olivier Award nominees includes Gemma Arterton, Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Cranham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss, Denise Gough, Preeya Kalidas, Nicole Kidman, Adrian Lester, Lara Pulver, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Tom Sturridge and David Suchet. Check back right here at BroadwayWorld tonight at 5pm EST to watch the Oliviers live stream! (more...)

2016 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards Nominees Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

On Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 PM, students and supporters from 33 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at The Orpheum Theatre for the 7th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Memphis Audio and Sedgwick.  Modeled after the Tony Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Lisa Maxwell to Star as Judy Garland in END OF THE RAINBOW at Sheffield
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

West End and Broadway hit, END OF THE RAINBOW, the sensational musical play documenting Judy Garland's explosive 1960's London come-back visits the Lyceum Theatre from Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 May, starring Lisa Maxwell (The Bill, Loose Women) as Judy Garland, with Sam Attwater (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) and Gary Wilmot (Oklahoma!). (more...)

Matt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place May 6 through May 21, 2016. PTC has just announced the full cast and creative team for the production! (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atherton, Gabrielle, Quentin, Pitt-Pulford In The Studio - MS SONG CYCLE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

'Ms.' is a brand new album of fourteen musical theatre songs inspired by women living with Multiple Sclerosis. Each song has been written by a different composer for a different West End actress. (more...)

Full Cast Revealed For MS. A SONG CYCLE - Kalidas, Ashe, Francolini, Harrison And Hope Join The Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Preeya Kalidas (Bend It Like Beckham), Rosemary Ashe (Witches of Eastwick), Anna Francolini (Wonder.Land), Siubhan Harrison (Guys & Dolls) & Danielle Hope (BBC's Over the Rainbow) are set to join the line-up of previously announced actresses that lend their voices to 'Ms.' A Song Cycle. (more...)

by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2016

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ran at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre from 16 July - 29 August, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, starring Alex Gaumond and Laura Pitt-Pulford. (more...)

Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

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