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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 fatherís show boat to marry him in the 1880s. Years of heartbreak return her to the show boat in the 1920s.

Broadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Whether you consider it more of a reason for being alive, a way to measure the year, or proof of an enchanted evening, love is everywhere on Broadway...including offstage. In this first edition of Broadway Love Story, fall hard for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and FUN HOME's Rebecca Luker, who explain their personal joys and trials of being a couple in the Broadway spotlight. (more...)

MUST WATCH: Norm Lewis Goes Off on SCANDAL's 'Trump Card' Episode
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2016

Tony nominee Norm Lewis's SCANDAL character, Edison Davis, goes off on the political climate in a passionate speech. His character speaks about #BlackLivesMatter and why reverting to the past should not be an option for the country, indirectly referring to the US's current political climate. Check out the clip below! (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA to Replace MOBY-DICK in Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Utah Opera announced the addition of one of the most loved musical masterpieces, Mitch Leigh's ¬ďMan of La Mancha,¬Ē in January 2017, in replacement of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's ¬ďMoby-Dick,¬Ē which has been rescheduled to the 2017-18 season. (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 PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Lauren Stanford to Bring MORE THAN YOU KNOW to The Triad, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Lauren Stanford portrays Helen Morgan in More Than You Know on May 22nd and June 5th, 2016 at 7:00pm at The Triad, 158 W 72nd Street. (more...)

BWW Review: FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS, Crucible, Sheffield, May 23 2016
by Ruth Deller - May 26, 2016

Clare Burt shines as an ordinary woman with a big dream in Daniel Evans' goodbye to Sheffield Theatres. (more...)

Marblehead School of Ballet to Host 2016 Summer Dance Intensive
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) launches its renowned Summer Dance Intensive and annual excursion to Jacob's Pillow from July 11 to August 12.  MSB is accepting applications for its Summer Intensive Dance 2016 programs for dancers ages 11 and over from July 18 to August 6 and children ages 8 to 12 from August 8 to August 12.  International students, ages 15 and above with intermediate level dance training, are invited to apply.  The Summer Intensive Dance 2016 programs will be held at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts. (more...)

Marblehead School of Ballet to Host 2016 Summer Dance Intensive
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) launches its renowned Summer Dance Intensive and annual excursion to Jacob's Pillow from July 11 to August 12.  MSB is accepting applications for its Summer Intensive Dance 2016 programs for dancers ages 11 and over from July 18 to August 6 and children ages 8 to 12 from August 8 to August 12.  International students, ages 15 and above with intermediate level dance training, are invited to apply.  The Summer Intensive Dance 2016 programs will be held at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/19/16 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2016

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra to Perform Free Community Concert at Public Square, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Today, The Cleveland Orchestra announced program details for the 27th annual, free community concert in downtown Cleveland, which will be on Friday, July 29 at 9:00 p.m. This year's Star-Spangled Spectacular brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and sponsored by KeyBank celebrates the newly renovated Public Square and is the first event of this type in the space. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC & More Set for Signature's Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its' air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites, DC area stars, and some of New York's most exciting Broadway performers. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

Cast Announced for Fiddlehead's SHOW BOAT at Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, announced today the cast of Show Boat, the company's first production in partnership with the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston. Show Boat will run for twelve performances from June 22-July 3, 2016. Co-Directed by Fofonoff and Stephens, Show Boat will feature a cast of 50 starring seasoned international and off-Broadway performers including Kim Corbett (West Side Story, Les Miserables) as Magnolia Hawks, Jeremiah James (The Fantasticks) as Gaylord Ravenal, Lindsay Roberts (The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess) as Queenie, and Brian Kinnard (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story) as Joe. Show Boat is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's epic of life on the Mississippi River with some of the most beautiful and influential music ever written for the stage including 'Ol'Man River,' 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Bill.' Show Boat will be choreographed by Wendy Hall, with a 27-piece live orchestra under the direction of Charles Peltz. (more...)

Olivier Winner Daniel Evans to Helm Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel's SHERLOCK HOLMES; UK Premiere Set for 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Producer Antonio R. Marion announced today that Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winner Daniel Evans will direct the Broadway-Bound epic new original stage play, Sherlock Holmes, by British writing team of Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel. The project was originally announced in late 2014. (more...)

Dillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of HELLO DILLIE, written by Ms. Keane and Adele Anderson, and directed by Simon Green and featuring Michael Roulston on piano. Produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, HELLO DILLIE begins performances on Tuesday June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit  (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Bring MUSIC OF THE NIGHT to the NJSO POPS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Broadway, film and television star Norm Lewis headlines NJSO POPS programs featuring music from his famous theater roles and album, April 15-17 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Lewis -- who replaces previously announced singer Cheyenne Jackson, who was forced to withdraw for scheduling reasons -- has garnered critical and audience acclaim and made history as Broadway's first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016


BWW Review: Furlanetto Shows Mastery in San Diego Concert
by Erica Miner - Mar 7, 2016

One of San Diego Opera's most cherished stage luminaries (more...)

Union Theatre Announces BEST OF BRITISH Celebrating the Best British Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

A host West End stars gather together for "Best of British" - a one-night only celebration of the best of British Musical Theatre. A cabaret fundraiser for The Union Theatre "Best of British" will feature music from such well-known composers as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lionel Bart, Stiles & Drewe and Howard Goodall, as well as showcasing exciting new work by the next generation of British Musical Theatre writers. (more...)

Carole Demas, Kristoffer Lowe & More to Close Out Cabaret Series at Irvington Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

 Irvington Town Hall Theater in association with NiCori Studios and Productions announces the finale Cabaret on the Hudson for the 2015/2016 season on Sunday, April 10 at 3pm. Cabaret on the Hudson is a series that features outstanding cabaret performers, each bringing a 25 minute sampling of their New York City cabaret shows to Westchester, NY. Many of the performers are Broadway veterans and have performed in New York City venues such as 54 BELOW, the Oak Room at the Algonquin, Birdland, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, Iridium, the Metropolitan Room and Jazz at Lincoln Center to name a few. Cabaret on the Hudson will be hosted by multi-nominated Cabaret singer and host of the Music at the Mansion series, Corinna Sowers Adler and will feature James Horan on piano.   (more...)

Trehearn, Naaman, Secomb To Join Will Barratt LIVE AT THE PHEASANTRY, April 3
by Robert Gould - Mar 3, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on West End actor Will Barratt's concert at The Pheasantry on April 3. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Q Smith
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Mar 29, 2016

While the title of the show is A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, other divas take the stage in the latest production at the Ordway, too, Imagine getting to see Aretha Franklin on stage. Or Nina Simone. These queens of music may not be in this show, but Q. Smith will portray them and other characters who were part of the life of Janis Joplin. (more...)

'SOMETHING WONDERFUL' Concert Set for Shell Point
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents Something Wonderful:The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein at Shell Point, in Fort Meyers,FL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Pays Tribute to Late Mother at Hometown Reception
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

Following her introduction, Compere performed a touching tribute to her late mother. You can watch her full performance below. (more...)

Breaking News: Up, Up and Away! Norman, Thielen & Mahler's OCTOBER SKY Musical to Launch at The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Old Globe's 2016-2017 Season will blast off with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams: the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents A RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATION at the Batte Center at Wingate University in Wingate, NC on April 1st at 8:00pm. (more...)

Christiane Noll, Doug LaBrecque & Dee Roscioli Set for Philly POPS' Broadway's Greatest Hits Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Philly POPS will perform three Broadway's Greatest Hits concerts April 15-17 at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

Breaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Classic Stage Company today announced plans for its 2016-17 season, led by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin. Doyle, a Tony Award winner for Sweeney Todd and the director of Broadway's highly-praised new production of The Color Purple, assumes the artistic leadership of CSC beginning in July, succeeding Brian Kulick, who has led the company since 2003. For CSC, Doyle has directed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, and later this season will direct Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. (more...)

Nick Barstow to Make Solo Debut at The Pheasantry with West End Friends
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Nick Barstow, one of theatre's most exciting young musical talents, will make his solo debut at The Pheasantry in Chelsea for one night only on Monday 14th March 2016, as part of Neil Eckersley Productions' 2016 cabaret roster. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present PUTTIN' ON THE GLITZ! Revue, 3/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652, presents the Broadway Musical Revue  "PUTTIN' on the GLITZ!" March 11th through March 26th, 2016.   (more...)

SOUTHERN COMFORT, Musical Tale of Transgender Friends in Rural Georgia, Starts Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews tonight, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7.  (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Host 2016 COLUMN Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, one of Broadway's brightest stars, will serve as the guest star and co-host for the 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala. (more...)

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below in SIN TWISTERS, TOO!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller's new show, set for Feinstein's/54 Below for two performances, February 24th and March 2nd (both at 7 p.m.), is a sequel to their critically acclaimed SIN TWISTERS! (more...)

BWW Review: Washington National Opera Takes On A Bit of Broadway With LOST IN THE STARS
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 15, 2016

Although the production doesn't quite soar, LOST IN THE STARS is a welcome addition to the WNO season simply because it's not performed very frequently - at least in comparison to other more familiar works that transcend the opera-musical divide. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

The Las Vegas Tenors Coming to Suncoast Showroom, 5/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

With their signature sounds and melodic variety, The Las Vegas Tenors return to delight audiences of all ages at the Suncoast Showroom May 14 and 15. (more...)

Cast Announced for KINKY BOOTS Engagement at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award -winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award -winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), is back by popular demand! (more...)

Liev Schreiber, Michael Kahn & Michael Tuch Foundation to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Running Of The Red Bulls Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Jesse Berger, Founding Artistic Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater are pleased to announce the Eighth Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday June 6th, at 6pm, celebrating their 13th Season and honoring Liev Schreiber, Michael Kahn, and the Michael Tuch Foundation with the 2016 Matador Awards For Excellence in Classical Theater. (more...)

The Colony Hotel Extends Royal Room Cabaret Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" - is doing something completely different this year. For the first time in the 15-year history of the Royal Room, the world famous cabaret will not close at the end of "season" but will continue offering extraordinary entertainers straight-through the summer months with dinner shows every Friday and Saturday night. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Marcus Center on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony¬ģ¬†Award-winnerHarvey Fierstein¬†(Book) and Grammy¬ģ¬†Award-winning rock icon¬†Cyndi Lauper¬†(Tony Award-winner for Best Score for¬†Kinky Boots), opens at the Marcus Center on May 31-June 5 as part of the Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center series. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 8 at 12:00 pm at the Marcus Center Box Office and can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at¬†414-273-7206¬†or online at or Group 10 or more should call Group Sales at¬†414-273-7121 x210¬†or x213. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway Divas and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Bring Girl Power to the Strathmore
by Vanessa Michaud - Apr 4, 2016

Talented vocalists Christina Bianco, N'Kenge, Kristen Plumley, and Mandy Gonzalez, in conjunction with Jack Everly and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, headlined the concert of classic songs from the Great White Way to honor some of the most beloved Broadway divas and musicals of our time at the Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

THE MIDNIGHT EXPERIENCE Premieres at The Cutting Room in NYC on May 7th ¬Ė Now in Previews
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 25, 2016

'The Midnight Experience' will premiere at The Cutting Room in Midtown on May 7th. The wild rock 'n roll experience featuring aerialists and burlesque performers is now in previews at the Cutting Room on Saturday nights. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Close Out 30th Anniversary Season with VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

All aboard! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati sends off its 2015-2016 30th anniversary season on a bold adventure with the award-winning musical Violet. Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, this deeply stirring musical by Tony-award winning Jeanine Tesori and the acclaimed Brian Crawley follows a scarred woman on a cross-country pilgrimage to find the true meaning of beauty. Violet delivers a powerful story of hope, self-discovery, and the beauty of imperfections. Playing May 3-22, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is John Goering. (more...)

Alan Ostroff to Helm Infinity Theatre Company Productions During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Infinity Theatre Company has officially announced Directors for its 2016 season. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Returns Triumphantly to Rockwell
by Don Grigware - Apr 14, 2016

On Tuesday April 12 I eagerly returned to Rockwell Table and Stage for the third time to see An Evening of Classic Broadway. The show comes to Rockwell for one evening every couple of months. Why do I keep coming back? Produced by Dianne Fraser and musically directed by extraordinarily talented Brad Ellis ... and with a bevy of great singers on board, it's guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment, and it incorporates Broadway standards both classic and contemporary. If that isn't enough, the structure is laid back and spontaneous, allowing one to sit back, relax and just savor the sounds. (more...)

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