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MAD LIBS LIVE! Heads Into the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Two-time Grammy Award Winning Producer, Michael J. Moritz Jr. and Broadway's Kevin Duda are partnering to produce the Off Broadway Cast Album of Mad Libs Live!  (more...)

Annette Warren will Make Her Feinstein's/54 Below Debut on 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Annette Warren will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special one-night-only engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM. 'I Ain't Done Yet' traces her illustrious 70-year career in songs and reminiscences from her beginning in Cleveland, through her successes in New York, London and Los Angeles. Warren will be joined on stage by Grammy and two-time Emmy winner John McDaniel at piano; and Warren's protege, rising opera star Aaron Blake, who makes his Metropolitan Opera debut earlier that week in La Traviata. (more...)

The York Theatre Company Winter 2017 Developmental Reading Series presents Two New Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged readings of two new musicals:  Dutch Master, with music and lyrics by Jeffrey Stock (Triumph of Love), and book by Marc Acito (Allegiance), and The White Witch of Rosehall, with music by Balint Varga (Houdini the Musical), and book and lyrics by Bryan D. Leys (Hell's Belles) at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

Anton Luitingh's Reign as JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Pharaoh at Theatre On The Bay Almost Over
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Anton Luitingh, who has been playing the Pharaoh in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, begins the final week of his reign today, with Jonathan Roxmouth, who originated the role in this production, returning to the role from next Monday. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

A PROPER PLACE by Broadway's Leslie Becker Gets World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Downton Abbey meets Gilligan's Island in this hysterical new musical titled A Proper Place by Broadway's Leslie Becker (Bonnie & Clyde, Amazing Grace) and Curtis Rhodes. (more...)

Annette Warren to Play Catalina Jazz Club and Feinstein's/54 Below this Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Thursday, March 16, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet". (more...)

Broadway's THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Working Out the Kinks in Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Broadway rehearsals are underway at The Lyceum Theatre for the Broadway debut of the Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award winning West End hit comedy. (more...)

D'Vorah Bailey in WISHFUL THINKING at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Original Stage and Screen Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Where are They Now?
by Rachel Crawford - Mar 26, 2017

The first BEAUTY AND THE BEAST came out in 1991 and starred both new and veteran actors and actresses. The Disney classic was so successful it transferred to the stage only three years later and had an exceptional run on Broadway for over 10 years. The talented actors of both stage and screen have gone on to add other great roles to their list of credits. (more...)

Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation The Piano Guys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Vivian Reed Releases New Album STANDARDS AND MORE, Slates Fall NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - has announced her new album 'Standards and More.' (more...)

Ross Hewitt's RAINBOWS & RIBBONS at Don't Tell Mama to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

"Rainbows & Ribbons" a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC this week on Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 pm. It is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and ALL proceeds will go the the organization. Musical director for the production is Phil Hall. The cover is only $20.00 and there is a 2 drink minimum. Information and reservations can be made by calling (212) 757-0788. (more...)

Annette Warren 'AIN'T DONE YET', Heading to Feinstein's/54 Below at Age 94
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Three-Time Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 19, 2017

The hills are alive with the warmth and wit of three time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. Best known for her appearances in THE SECRET GARDEN, Show Boat, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MARY POPPINS, and FUN HOME, Rebecca makes a splash on today's episode! (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Celebrates the 1920s with Scorching Vocal Performances, Paying Tribute to the Past with Stars of the Present
by Casey Mink - Mar 16, 2017

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, the musical revue series created, written, directed, and hosted by Scott Siegel and which pays tribute to a different era of Broadway composers each program, is a stroke of brilliance. Occurring once a month, each evening is dedicated specifically to one decade of American musical theater, and features some of the most talented stars currently working in American musical theater. The series' most recent installment (and the first of 2017) on February 27 at its usual home, The Town Hall, paid tribute to the 1920s. The decade, which inducted into the theatrical cannon the likes of George and Ira Gershwin and Richard Rodgers, brims with melodically-rich scores including songs of yearning and joviality. The tunes selected for the evening certainly felt of their era; however, put into the hands of such skilled performers as Carolee Carmello, Beth Malone, and Robert Cuccioli (to name a few), they could be heard with fresh and non-cynical ears. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre presents ANY DREAM WILL DO: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

usical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre re-launches with Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber which runs Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1 at 8pm nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber is conceived by Adrian Marchuk with musical direction and arrangements by Chris Tsujiuchi. It stars Adrian Marchuk, Samantha Hill, Kelly Holiff and Matt Nethersole. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

Phoenix Best, Ta'Nika Gibson and Zonya Love to Star in All-New DREAMGIRLS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars is excited to introduce the cast for its upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Opera San Jose Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME, 4/15-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

La boheme is a passionate story of love among young artists in Paris. Mimi spends her days embroidering and her winter evenings longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only (more...)

D'Vorah Bailey Stars in WISHFUL THINKING at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

RAINBOWS & RIBBONS by Ross Hewitt to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

"Rainbows & Ribbons" a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Saturday, March 25th at 5:00 pm. It is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and ALL proceeds will go the the organization. Musical director for the production is Phil Hall. The cover is only $20.00 and there is a 2 drink minimum. Information and reservations can be made by calling (212) 757-0788. (more...)

Cast Revealed for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

???????Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the premiere West Palm Beach engagement at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Brynn Bonne - Accessibility In Professional Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Brynn Bonne - Mar 1, 2017

Theatre is one of the most magical and inspirational things from the creation of the classic 'Show Boat' to the modern and groundbreaking 'Hamilton' or 'Dear Evan Hansen', but there are so many other groundbreaking places and people changing the world of theatre. One thing that has defiantly changed in the professional theatre business is not just the incorporation of rap lyrics and computerized graphics, but the opportunities and people promoting more accessible and accepting theatre for all. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

BWW Review: SHOW BOAT Sails Winning Course At Toby's Dinner Theatre
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jan 30, 2017

Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, MD presents Show Boat, an old-fashioned treasure of musical theatre history, complete with troubling ethical issues, a cast packed with talent, vintage choreography, a fashion parade of costuming and vocals that will alternately haunt you and have you humming. Including a tasty buffet meal pre-show, comfortable venue and impeccably congenial staff, an outing to Toby's is the complete package for a date or family fun day. (more...)

Annette Warren to Bring I AIN'T DONE YET to Catalina Jazz Club This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Thursday, March 16, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet". (more...)

Richard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who brought five amazing Broadway performers to Ocean State Theatre in October, returns with an all new concert featuring another five great 'straight-from-Broadway' performers - including Rhode Island's own Richard H. Blake. (more...)

Broadway's Leading Stage Managers Unite For Third Annual BROADWAY STAGE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

For the third year in a row, Broadway's best stage managers unite for the Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS), an immersive two-day program that offers practical insights, instruction and career advice for college students and young stage managers alike.  (more...)

Randall Craig Fleischer Leads Utah Symphony and Guest Vocalists in JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On February 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM, conductor Randall  Craig Fleischer leads guest vocalists Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Ron Raines, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter, and John Boswell in a performance of "Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert". Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, and More Complete the Cast of THE TREATMENT at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Joining Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in THE TREATMENT will be Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas. The Treatment begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 10 June. (more...)

MISS NIGHTINGALE THE MUSICAL to Enjoy Eight-Week London Run at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After five UK tours the original British musical, Miss Nightingale by Matthew Bugg, finally enjoys an extended London run six years after a small-scale production of the show was first seen in the capital. Miss Nightingale the musical transfers to The Vaults for an eight-week residency from 30 March to 20 May. (more...)

Ground Breaking SHOW BOAT Opens Wednesday At Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The premiere of Show Boat on Broadway in 1927 was a watershed moment in the history of American musicals. Compared to the trivial and unrealistic operettas, light musical comedies and 'Follies'-type musical revues that defined Broadway in the 1890s and early 20th century, Show Boat was, according to the "Complete Book of Light Opera, "a radical departure in musical storytelling, marrying spectacle with seriousness." (more...)

Casting Announced for the UK Premiere of THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Diary of a Teenage Girl recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s. (more...)


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Broadway and Local Talent Join Forces for Riverdale YM-YWHA's CITY OF ANGELS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the multi-Tony Award-winning film noir musical comedy set in 1940s Hollywood, CITY OF ANGELS.   (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Best Costume Design Tony Award Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The 1993 Tony Award for Best Costume Designer, awarded to legendary artist Florence Klotz for Kiss of the Spider Woman, will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on February 23, 2017. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Star Grant Almirall Joins Cast of WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Grant Almirall, star of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, joins the superb cast of the Fugard Theatre's smash hit musical, WEST SIDE STORY, at the Joburg Theatre until 5 March 2017. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Announces 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Following a two-year hiatus, Angelwalk Theatre is pleased to announce that it is re-launching in 2017, with a mandate to continue producing musical theatre. The company will once again be in residence at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, its home since inception in 2009. (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

Sheridan Smith And Chris Peluso Star In FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????Sheridan Smith and Chris Peluso lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to The Bristol Hippodrome from March 21st - 25th having enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROYAL FAMILY at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Feb 10, 2017

Of the three shows currently running at the Guthrie, THE ROYAL FAMILY is definitely the lightweight, longer on comedy and razzle-dazzle production values than on importance. (The other two shows are KING LEAR and PROMISE LAND, a barebones physical theater take on the Hansel and Gretel tale retold as an immigrant story.) Loosely based on the Barrymore acting clan, THE ROYAL FAMILY follows three generations of a prominent and wealthy family of performers, with particular attention to the female line. (more...)

'JOSEPH', SHOW BOAT and 42ND STREET Headline Reagle Music Theatre's 49th Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Robert J. Eagle, Producing Artistic Director of Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, announces the company's much-anticipated 49th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452), to run June-August, 2017. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald Will March Into MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

As previously announced, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

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