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Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber.

An epic musical revealing life behind the scenes on a show boat. Magnolia falls in love with Gaylord, a river gambler, and leaves her father’s show boat to marry him in the 1880s. Years of heartbreak return her to the show boat in the 1920s.


At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

Spokane Symphony Performs SHOW BOAT Reunion Concert to Honor Jerome Kern Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

The Spokane Symphony prepares for a KERN TRIBUTE featuring Show Boat in concert, produced by Broadway Pops International. (more...)

Len Cariou & Lee Wilkof Join Cast of Carnegie Hall's GUYS AND DOLLS Concert; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced the complete cast for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, Applause, A Little Night Music) joins the cast as Arvide Abernathy along with Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof (Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss Me Kate) as Harry the Horse. Members of the Mission Band joining Allison Blackwell (Agatha) are J.D. Webster (Calvin), Linda Mugleston (Martha), and Joseph Torello (Joseph). (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Company of IF/THEN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 4, 2014

IF/THEN, starring Idina Menzel (aka 'Adele Dazeem'), begins previews tomorrow, March 5, and officially opens on March 30 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus watch interviews and footage of the company performing in last month's NYC fan concert of the musical! (more...)

Carol Lawrence to Guest Star in Ziegfeld Society's A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II on Saturday, March 15th, an original musical revue which tells the history of the precision dance line founded in 1925 by choreographer Russell Markert, inspired by The Tiller Girls in THE ZIEFELD FOLLIES OF 1922, and their evolution from their early beginnings as The Missouri Rockets to the Roxyettes to the now legendary Rockettes. The production will have musical direction by Mark York (musical director of Jim Dale's upcoming Roundabout production JUST JIM DALE), written. directed and choreographed by former Rockettes Mary Six Rupert and Karyn Tomczak. (more...)

The Production Company Announces 2014 Season, Opening with GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Jeanne Pratt AC, Chairman of The Production Company, announces her Company's 2014 season. She states, 'Three very different musicals are coming to Melbourne for our 2014 Season. Spanning sixty years of Broadway creativity, they are three of my favourite Broadway classics. Guys and Dolls opens our season on July 19, Show Boat opens on August 16 and our third musical is La Cage Aux Folles, which opens on November 22. To star in these musicals, we have engaged artists who will shine and enchant our audiences. Unique stagings for each musical will be created by our brightest directors, choreographers and conductors. Melbourne is in for another great year of musical theatre entertainment.' (more...)

Mara Davi & Alysha Umphress-Led BEACHES Opens at Signature Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere musical Beaches, opening tonight, March 4, 2014, and playing through March 30. Adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart, Beaches is directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). This heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women stars Mara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

54 SINGS SIDE SHOW, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP to Return to Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre, 5/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Washington for one week only at the National Theatre, May 6 though 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Diamond Head Theatre's SHOW BOAT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The stars come out for DHT's Show Boat! Diamond Head Theatre is proud to present a simply stellar cast for its upcoming production of Show Boat. DHT has secured the very talented opera singer Lea Woods Almanza to play 'Magnolia Hawks'-plus direct from Honolulu's run of Disney's The Lion King, John Sloan III who will be playing the unforgettable 'Joe' and performing the classic 'Ol' Man River'! The show also features Anthony Feliciano as 'Gaylord Ravenal' joined by Fedrico Biven as 'Captain Andy Hawks,' Lisa Konove as 'Parthy Ann Hawks,' Tricia Marciel as 'Julie LaVerne,' and Alison L.B. Maldonado as 'Queenie.' Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

DHT's SHOW BOAT to Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Diamond Head Theatre (DHT) will present Show Boat. The stars come out for DHT's Show Boat! Diamond Head Theatre is proud to present a simply stellar cast for its upcoming production of Show Boat. We have secured the very talented opera singer Lea Woods Almanza to play 'Magnolia Hawks'-plus direct from Honolulu's run of Disney's The Lion King, John Sloan III who will be playing the unforgettable 'Joe' and performing the classic "Ol' Man River"! The show also features Anthony Feliciano as 'Gaylord Ravenal" joined by Fedrico Biven as 'Captain Andy Hawks,' Lisa Konove as 'Parthy Ann Hawks,' Tricia Marciel as 'Julie LaVerne,' and Alison L.B. Maldonado as 'Queenie.' (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

Lewis Cleale Joins Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More in 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Mandy Gonzalez & More Set for 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists' Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle—Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Brandon Victor Dixon, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

'Ali Baba Had Them Forty Thieves...' Meet the Full Cast of ALADDIN, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opens tomorrow night, March 20th. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, GOOD PEOPLE, IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Asolo Repertory Theatre announced its 2014-2015 season and the third season of its ambitious five-year American Character Project, an in-depth exploration of the soul of this country's people, past and present. Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Director/Asolo Rep Associate Artistic Director Rep Greg Leaming presented both season line-ups to more than 350 patrons in Asolo Rep's Mertz Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Diamond Head Theatre's SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The stars come out for DHT's Show Boat! Diamond Head Theatre is proud to present a simply stellar cast for its upcoming production of Show Boat. DHT has secured the very talented opera singer Lea Woods Almanza to play 'Magnolia Hawks'-plus direct from Honolulu's run of Disney's The Lion King, John Sloan III who will be playing the unforgettable 'Joe' and performing the classic 'Ol' Man River'! The show also features Anthony Feliciano as 'Gaylord Ravenal' joined by Fedrico Biven as 'Captain Andy Hawks,' Lisa Konove as 'Parthy Ann Hawks,' Tricia Marciel as 'Julie LaVerne,' and Alison L.B. Maldonado as 'Queenie.' Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Nat Chandler & Teri Dale Hansen Set for BEHIND THE MASK with Elgin Symphony Orchestra, 3/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Broadway Stars Nat Chandler (Scarlet Pimpernel/The Phantom of the Opera) and Teri Dale Hansen (Show Boat/Boys From Syracuse) will be appearing with Maestro Stephen Squires and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, Illinois in BEHIND THE MASK. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. to Direct Star-Studded Cast for DTC's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', 4/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company will close its 35th season with the 35th anniversary of the hit musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz. Delaware Theatre Company's production will be directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and feature his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor Susan Stroman at 65th Annual Spring Luncheon, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

NEW DRAMATISTS,Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, proudly announces that they will honor five-time Tony Award winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman with their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 65th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, to be held Thursday, May 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Among the Stroman collaborators offering tributes will be Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines and New York City Ballet's Tiler Peck performing a selection from Little Dancer, Taylor Mac performing a selection from The Last Two People on Earth, Tony nominee Marin Mazzie performing from Bullets Over Broadway; and Contact collaborator John Weidman, and cast members from The Scottsboro Boys.The event co-chairs are Letty Aronson, Roy Furman, and Julian Schlossberg. (more...)

Nathan Gunn with Julie Jordan Gunn Fill the Berman Theater with Opera 4/24
by Anton Anderssen - Mar 16, 2014

Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day. He has appeared in internationally renowned opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Paris Opera, and Teatro Real in Madrid. (more...)

Carol Lawrence to Guest Star in Ziegfeld Society's A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II today, March 15th, an original musical revue which tells the history of the precision dance line founded in 1925 by choreographer Russell Markert, inspired by The Tiller Girls in THE ZIEFELD FOLLIES OF 1922, and their evolution from their early beginnings as The Missouri Rockets to the Roxyettes to the now legendary Rockettes. The production will have musical direction by Mark York (musical director of Jim Dale's upcoming Roundabout production JUST JIM DALE), written. directed and choreographed by former Rockettes Mary Six Rupert and Karyn Tomczak. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

For DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, the fourth program of Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2013-2014 season, Artistic Director Peter Boal selects from his roster of acquisitions and increases them by one: The captivating mixed-bill program will feature a much-anticipated world premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo, resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. The program also reprises audience favorites TAKE FIVE...More or Less, Broadway-darling Susan Stroman's sunny slice of jazz-infused Dave Brubeck fun; and Susan Marshall's distinctive aerial duet, Kiss. Rounding out the lineup is Molissa Fenley's State of Darkness, a tour-de-force solo performance set to Stravinsky's riot-inducing The Rite of Spring. DIRECTOR'S CHOICE runs for seven performances only, today, March 14 through 23 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. (more...)

Cape Town Opera Celebrates 15th Anniversary this Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

2014 sees Cape Town Opera celebrating its fifteenth year as South Africa's premiere opera company. From its home in Southern Africa to countries including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Israel, the United States and Australia, Cape Town Opera has thrilled audiences across the globe. Acclaimed for the vibrant vocalism and high-octane stage performances of its artists, Cape Town Opera's soloists and chorus continue to win the hearts of local and international critics and opera-lovers while proudly flying the South African flag and showcasing this country's wealth of talent. Michael Williams, Cape Town Opera's Managing Director reflects on this young company's history, 'Our survival would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors and especially the National Lotteries Distribution Trust fund, the audience, our talented singers and staff members. Equally important are the valuable collaborations we've forged with international opera companies. However we not only have to think more globally, we have to become more entrepreneurial in the way we run the company; it is after all a business, and that means balancing high quality with low overheads to survive.' (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview on Friday, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

Broadway Stars and Riverdale Talent Team Up for Benefit Concert BABY, Including Tim Ewing, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a 30th Anniversary concert production of the rarely performed musical, BABY, featuring a 17-piece orchestra, to be performed at the Riverdale YM-YWHA on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Judy Kaye Replaces Jayne Houdyshell in Carnegie Hall's All-Star GUYS AND DOLLS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced that two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye will now play the role of General Matilda B. Cartwright, replacing previously announced actress Jayne Houdyshell, for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Kaye's career highlights include Tony Awards for her performances as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in The Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It and Tony Award nominations for her roles in Mamma Mia! and Souvenir. (more...)

DHT's SHOW BOAT to Open 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Diamond Head Theatre (DHT) will present Show Boat. The stars come out for DHT's Show Boat! Diamond Head Theatre is proud to present a simply stellar cast for its upcoming production of Show Boat. We have secured the very talented opera singer Lea Woods Almanza to play 'Magnolia Hawks'-plus direct from Honolulu's run of Disney's The Lion King, John Sloan III who will be playing the unforgettable 'Joe' and performing the classic "Ol' Man River"! The show also features Anthony Feliciano as 'Gaylord Ravenal" joined by Fedrico Biven as 'Captain Andy Hawks,' Lisa Konove as 'Parthy Ann Hawks,' Tricia Marciel as 'Julie LaVerne,' and Alison L.B. Maldonado as 'Queenie.' (more...)

Erin Mackey, Jason Howard, Loretta Ables Sayre & More to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's SOUTH PACIFIC; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, South Pacific will be directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. (more...)

Teri Dale Hansen Set for BROADWAY BY REQUEST at McPherson Opera House, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Broadway Star Teri Dale Hansen (Boys From Syracuse, Show Boat) will be appearing with Maestro Jerry Steichen at the McPherson Opera House in McPherson, Kansas in BROADWAY BY REQUEST, it was announced today. The performance is set for Saturday April 12th at 7:00pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 7, 2014 - Atlantic's THREEPENNY OPERA Opens, Signature Honors Tunick and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 7, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Atlantic Theater opens THE THREEPENNY OPERA tonight, and D.C.'s Signature Theatre honors Jonathan Tunick at its annual gala! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More Set for 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Tonight, April 5 and April 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers & Ron Raines Set for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Gala Honoring Jonathan Tunick, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

On April 7, 2014, Broadway stars Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers, and Ron Raines will perform alongside an 18-piece orchestra as Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honors renowned orchestrator and longtime Stephen Sondheim collaborator, Jonathan Tunick. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview today, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

Tony Winner Jack O'Brien Directs GUYS AND DOLLS in Concert at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Carnegie Hall's gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls is set for tonight, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Close 205th Season With HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, 5/13-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 205th season with an all-new production of Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Directed by Casey Hushion, with choreography by Michele Lynch, this musical extravaganza begins previews on May 13th, opens on May 21st and runs through July 13th on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Walnut Street Theatre's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 205th season with an all-new production of Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Directed by Casey Hushion, with choreography by Michele Lynch, this musical extravaganza begins previews on May 13th, opens on May 21st and runs through July 13th on the WST Mainstage. Scroll down to see a behind the scenes look at the production! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2014
by - Apr 24, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. Directs Star-Studded Cast for DTC's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company will close its 35th season with the 35th anniversary of the hit musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz. Delaware Theatre Company's production will be directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and feature his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Hits New Admissions High with 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to announce a record-breaking year which saw paid admissions increase to over 625,000 tickets in the 2013/14 financial year. For some time the city's Hurst Street theatre, an independent registered charity, has been regarded as the most popular single auditorium in the country averaging over half a million visits annually. But this year's extraordinary increase, representing 85% of capacity, has been driven by a unique season of blockbuster productions includingPhantom of the Opera, The Lion King, War Horse and the best Pantomime for a decade. (more...)

Oscar Hammerstein, III to Join Nat Chandler & Teri Dale Hansen for RODGERS AND HAMMMERSTIEN CELEBRATION, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Oscar 'Andy' Hammerstein, III joins Broadway Stars Nat Chandler (Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of the Opera) and Teri Dale Hansen (Boys From Syracuse, Show Boat) who will be appearing with Maestro Jerry Steichen at the Madison Theatre in Rockville Centre, New York in a RODGERS AND HAMMMERSTIEN CELEBRATION on Sunday April 6th at 3:00pm. (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

Canned Rice's UNDERSTUDY BLUES Comes to Cape Town from May 21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

UNDERSTUDY BLUES, the debut production from Canned Rice Productions, will open at the Galloway Theatre in Cape Town for a nine-performance run in May 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lakewood Theatre Company's SHOW BOAT, Opening 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

As its final presentation of the 2013-14 season, Lakewood Theatre Company will open May 2, 2014 with a new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's glorious American musical, Show Boat, on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts. (more...)

Broadway's Harold Prince Set for William Paterson University's Lecturer Series, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Broadway producer and director Harold Prince will speak at William Paterson University in Wayne as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the University's Shea Center for Performing Arts on campus. The program has been rescheduled from the original date of April 4. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents M&M'S Opera in the Outfield with Performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its sixth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart's beloved classic The Magic Flute on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Sung in English and featuring a colorful kaleidoscope of sets and costumes by Japanese- American artist Jun Kaneko, The Magic Flute is a perfect opera for the entire family. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available in the stands, while access to the outfield will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis when gates open at 5 p.m. More information, including a chance to RSVP to win prizes, is available at OperaintheOutfield.org. (more...)

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