Shear Madness on Tour


Tickets for SOMETHING ROTTEN! Tour Launch on Sale This Sunday in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the national tour of the hilarious new musical Something Rotten!, will go on sale to the public this Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN to Launch Playhouse @ Westport's Grand ReOpening Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

St. Louis based, Emery Entertainment, in collaboration with Jack Lane, (Executive Producer of STAGES St. Louis) is excited to announce the re-opening of the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza with an all-new season of stage productions. The season will kick off with the longest running solo play in Broadway's history, Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman starring Las Vegas entertainer of the year Kevin Burke, running four weeks beginning September 30. (more...)

Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

Shear Madness Off-Broadway Announces Holiday Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Shear Madness, the record breaking comedy whodunit, is now playing off-Broadway in New York City, and delighting family audiences with its cool vibe and up-to-the-minute, spontaneous humor. This two hour interactive play is celebrating the holidays with added performances to entertain and delight audiences visiting the Big Apple from all over the globe. Special added holiday performances include a Friday, November 25 matinee at 2pm, a Monday, December 26 matinee at 2pm and a Tuesday, December 27 show at 7pm. Regular scheduled dates and times can be found here: www.telecharge.com/shearmadness. (more...)

Marg Helgenberger Stars in THE LITTLE FOXES, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxes runs tonight, September 23, through October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Davenport Theatre Black Box Renovated, Renamed 'The Loft'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

After weeks of major renovations, the Davenport Theatre Black Box is now remodelled and renamed The Loft at the Davenport Theatre. (more...)

Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

Meet East Lynne Theater Co.'s Cast of BIOGRAPHY at Restaurant Q&A
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

 For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew of East Lynne Theater Company's 'Biography' at the after-show party at Aleathea's Restaurant on September 21, another chance is to be had on Friday, October 7 at an after-show Q&A.  It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask the actors and director such questions as 'why do they do what they do?' and 'how do they do it?'  (more...)

Meet East Lynne Theater Co.'s Cast of BIOGRAPHY at Restaurant Q&A
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

 For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew of East Lynne Theater Company's "Biography" at the after-show party at Aleathea's Restaurant on September 21, another chance is to be had on Friday, October 7 at an after-show Q&A.  It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask the actors and director such questions as "why do they do what they do?" and "how do they do it?"  (more...)

FST's 2016-17 Winter Cabaret Season Begins
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

FST's 2016-17 Winter Cabaret season begins with the musical revue Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves, highlighting some of the most beloved female solo singers of the last four decades. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Denver (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

New Tragi-Comedy RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Premiere at New York City Center Stage II
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob), will premiere at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for $5 tickets to 1st Preview of RANCHO VIEJO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, October 31, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of RANCHO VIEJO. (more...)

The National Theatre Production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME On Sale This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel. Directed by Tony winnerMarianne Elliott, the critically acclaimed production will go on sale to the public this Sunday, October 30, 2016. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will play a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House as part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Patrick Page to Star as 'Scrooge' in Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 25thAnniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater. (more...)

Theatre Three Presents I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Theatre Three announces the annual return engagement of its New Year's staple I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change from December 29, 2016 to February 12, 2017 in the downstairs Theatre Too space. With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietroand music by Jimmy Roberts, this celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws, newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the 'seasoned citizen' set.  (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS to Start Second Year of Hilarious Styling Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, have announced that Shear Madness will begin its second year as New York's favorite comedy whodunit on Friday, November 11th.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' RANCHO VIEJO
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 11, 2016

Playwrights Horizons will soon presnt Rancho Viejo, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Rancho Viejo will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Profile Unorthodox Shows OH, HELLO and SHEAR MADNESS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

This week THEATER TALK profiles two theatrical successes with unorthodox roots - the first, Oh, Hello on Broadway with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, started out as skits in clubs and on TV, became a play off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater - and is now a full-scale big-stage production at the Lyceum on 45th Street. The second hit, Shear Madness, is a phenomenon that has played around the world for 37 years and arrived in New York just one year ago. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Best of Maine 2016
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Nov 29, 2016

Having had the privilege to serve as Broadway World's Maine Editor for more than three years now, I can say with pride that the state, though remote as it may seem from the epicenter of the theatre world, Broadway, is blessed to be home to so many thriving theatre companies who produce exciting, vibrant seasons. As I compiled my list for 2016 with many familiar names, I was also struck by the extraordinary consistency of excellence these companies maintain. Here are my personal choices of the best in Maine, grouped by theatre and show. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Comes to Boston this April
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Broadway In Boston, Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announced today that the national tour of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, will play a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House April 11-23, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. THE KING AND I, directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

13th Annual Mayor's Holiday Special to Celebrate Seasonal Spirit in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the launch of the 13th Annual Mayor's Holiday Special presented by the Highland Street Foundation, produced by ArtsBoston and created in partnership with the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. (more...)

Florida Rep Seeks Submissions for 2017 PlayLab Festival of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre, an Associate Member of the National New Play Network, is seeking submissions for its 2017 PlayLab Festival slated for April 27 - 30. The fourth annual festival is an intensive weekend of rehearsals, readings, talkbacks, and development that brings playwrights, directors, and actors together to hone five new plays in a laboratory setting. (more...)

Off Broadway Theaters Band Together for 2016 Toy Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Off Broadway League is recognizing the needs of the less fortunate this holiday season - particularly imperiled children - by launching an OFF BROADWAY TOY DRIVE, Monday, November 28th - Wednesday, December 21st benefiting Safe Horizon, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States, touching the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Sets Holiday Schedule in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Shear Madness, the recording breaking comedy whodunit, has added special holiday performances to accommodate the increased demand for tickets. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Shimmers at TUTS
by Brett Cullum - Nov 11, 2016

What the cast and director are doing here is offering a solid, slick, and oh so faithful rendition of ROCKY HORROR. Director Mitchell Greco relies on the strength of the fortysomething year-old material, and lets his vision grow gorgeous images and sumptuous arrangements. (more...)

Tickets Onsale for THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY at Boston Opera House 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY will play a limited engagement at the Boston Opera House April 4-9, 2017 as part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Extended at Stages Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Audiences and critics are loving Shear Madness! Many dates are already full, so due to popular demand, Stages Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce FOUR MORE WEEKS of performances. (more...)

TONIGHT: Celeste Oliva Joins The Cast of SHEAR MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, are proud to welcome Celeste Oliva to the cast of Shear Madness.  She replaces Kate Middleton in the role of Barbara beginning tonight (Wednesday July 20th), joining Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman along with Jordan Ahnquist, Adam Gerber,  Patrick Noonan, and Jonathan Randell Silver. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

BWW Review: SHEAR MADNESS takes over Stages Repertory Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Jul 19, 2016

Stages Repertory Theatre's creation of this Shear Madness is buoyed by an outstanding cast that handles comedy and improvisation with ease. The six actors onstage are quick on their feet, and so funny they can break each other up in many instances as the story unfolds. (more...)

Dan Fingerman's BOYS OF A CERTAIN AGE Premieres Tonight at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

ELR Productions is proud to present the world premiere of BOYS OF CERTAIN AGE from the acclaimed team of playwright Dan Fingerman and director Dan Dinero. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Maine Regional Awards Update - Curt Dale Clark Winning Best Vocal Performance!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: RANCHO VIEJO Celebrates Opening Night at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents Rancho Viejo, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]). The production opened on December 6 at the company's Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street) and will play through Friday, December 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

You'll 'Dye' Laughing! SHEAR MADNESS to Open Beef & Boards' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre opens its 44th Season on Dec. 29 with the Indiana debut of Shear Madness, the first of four new shows on its stage in 2017. (more...)

Beef & Boards' 2017 Season to Feature Four Shows New to Its Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

There's more to be seen in 2017 as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents four new shows to its stage for its 44th Season. Plus, a musical theatre classic returns after 20 years, two beloved stories are revisited, and the year is capped off with the silver anniversary of Beef & Boards' own holiday production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE at Theatre Three
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Theatre Three announces the annual return engagement of its New Year's staple I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change from December 29, 2016 to February 12, 2017 in the downstairs Theatre Too space. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Donate to This Year's Off-Broadway Alliance Toy Drive and See a Show Free!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Off-Broadway League is recognizing the needs of the less fortunate this holiday season - particularly under privileged children - by launching the annual OFF-BROADWAY TOY DRIVE taking place now through Wednesday, December 21st benefiting Safe Horizon, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States, touching the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Goes on Sale Next Week in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Boston Opera House for one week only as a part of its final farewell tour. Performances May 30 - June 4, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Cady Huffman to Depart SHEAR MADNESS This Month; Tickets Now on Sale thru Jan 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Just announced, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Cady Huffman will end her run in Off-Broadway's Shear Madness on August 21st. Cady assumed the role of Mrs. Shubert June 20th. She will be replaced by Lisa McMillan. Also joining the cast is Gil Brady replacing Adam Gerber in the role of Eddie Lawrence. The producers are have also announced a new batch of tickets on sale through January 8th, 2017. (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

Pat Mitchell and More Set for Ocean State Theatre Company's 2016-17 Cabaret Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently completed its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, has announced the schedule for its 2016-17 Cabaret Club. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Offer '20at20' Deals This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that its hugely popular semi-annual ticket promotion 20at20, will return from September 5th to September 25, 2016. 20at20 makes $20 tickets available to participating Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain time. (more...)

Ida Zecco Brings New Show to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN to Launch Playhouse @ Westport's Grand ReOpening Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

St. Louis based, Emery Entertainment, in collaboration with Jack Lane, (Executive Producer of STAGES St. Louis) is excited to announce the re-opening of the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza with an all-new season of stage productions. The season will kick off with the longest running solo play in Broadway's history, Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman starring Las Vegas entertainer of the year Kevin Burke, running four weeks beginning September 30. (more...)

THE HONKY TONK ANGELS and More to Continue Stages Repertory Theatre's Fall 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Following on the heels of its summer successes Shear Madness and The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On, Stages Repertory Theatre continues its 39th Season with a mix of soul-searching drama and lighthearted holiday fare. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

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