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Official: Long May He Reign! Brian d'Arcy James Will Rejoin HAMILTON in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The musical HAMILTON's very first King George III, three-time Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James, returns to the role for a limited engagement on Broadway starting April 14, it has been announced by HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller. Mr. James created the role of King George when HAMILTON debuted at the Public Theater in 2015. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Final casting has been announced today for the world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

He'll Be Back! Brian d'Arcy James Will Return to Broadway's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

According to Deadline Hollywood, Brian d'Arcy James will be joining the Broadway company of HAMILTON as King George, the role he originated but never got to play on Broadway due to conflicts with SOMETHING ROTTEN.  (more...)

MCGUIRE Returns for Limited Engagement Starring Anthony Crivello
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

On the heels of a sold-out 8 week run that had critics raving, Milwaukee Repertory Theater's McGuire starring Tony Award winner and Marquette Alum Anthony Crivello will return to the Stackner Cabaret for a limited engagement this June 1-18, 2017. Written by Emmy-winning and Hall of Fame sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, McGuire celebrates the local legend Marquette University's basketball coach Al McGuire in a newly expanded one-man show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Liam Tobin and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Open at the Saenger Theatre
by Heidi Scheuermann - Mar 7, 2017

Tonight at the Saenger Theatre we will be treated to a week long stay of recent Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Lots of us know Carole King's music, but how many of us know how she became the musical legend that she is today? This show takes us through her young life as a budding artist, and all of the trials and tribulations she faces as she finds her way in the music world. This is not one to miss, folks! (more...)

CAGNEY to Conclude its Celebrated Run this May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will conclude its celebrated run atThe Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21 previews).   (more...)

Linda Speir Leads DADDY'S DYIN' Cast at The Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 6, 2017

Veteran Nashville actress Linda Speir will make her Larry Keeton Theatre debut as the matriarch in Del Shores' Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will, the next production on the stage of the Donelson theater, running April 20-May 6. (more...)

BWW Feature: WHAT MAKES A HERO? What Makes A Villain?
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 3, 2017

Villain or hero, you're always the victor when it comes to seeing things through your own eyes. That's why so many villains have depth. That's why so many people want to read about villains these days. They don't want to watch the movies and TV shows of old where villains are static characters. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. Scroll down for photos of the cast! (more...)


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BWW Preview: SHREK: O MUSICAL Returns to Sao Paulo For a New Season
by Claudio Erlichman - Mar 22, 2017

Shrek the Musical has a new production in Sao Paulo, with season from March 12, in Clube A Hebraica. It is a production of A Hebraica Sao Paulo, in a partnership between Teatro da Juventude and TeenBroadway, with artistic direction by Marcelo Klabin and supervision by Maiza Tempesta, and brings together more than 40 people on stage. (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...)

Columbus Children's Theatre Launches Advanced Performance Academy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Columbus Children's Theatre announces the launch of its Advanced Performance Academy for stage-bound students. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. Brings 'Big, Bright, Beautiful World' J's Performing Arts Space
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The fairy tale misfit adventure, Shrek the Musical Jr., comes to life on the Dallas stage with The J's Performing Arts Space (JPAS) productions of the of the adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. Shrek the Musical Jr. is comprised of two casts with actors ages 6 to 18. The Green Cast performs Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. andSunday, March 26 at 2 and 7 p.m.; the Blue Cast performs Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. and onSunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in The J's Zale Auditorium at 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. Attendees are encouraged to get involved in the show by dressing as their favorite fairytale character and purchasing a prop bag for audience interaction. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children and seniors in advance. Tickets can be purchased online. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will enchant the San Francisco Bay Area this May. Beauty and the Beast will take place every Sunday fromMay 21 to June 18, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org (more...)

Daniel Breaker Will Be Next 'Aaron Burr' in Chicago's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller has announced Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker will join the Chicago company of Hamilton as Aaron Burr. He will begin performances on Tuesday, April 11 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE to Play Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Five Guys Named Moe, a musical by Clarke Peters featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits, will be directed by Damron Russel Armstrong at The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas this spring. (more...)

Camp Broadway Teams with Broadway Green Alliance to Show Theatre Kids How to Be Green
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Camp Broadway LLC, Broadway's original summer camp, has partnered with The Broadway Green Alliance to promote easy ways to be green to theatre-loving kids across the country. The Broadway Green Alliance is a theatre industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates, and inspires professional practitioners and performing arts patrons to adopt environmentally friendlier practices. (more...)

Kids Will Dream Big with SKIPPYJON JONES at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Get ready for musical adventure at WST for Kids as Skippyjon Jones follows his dreams center stage. This lively Siamese kitten, whose ears are big and whose dreams are bigger, will capture the hearts of kids and their grown-up friends in an hour-long musical about the power of imagination. Skippyjon Jones runs from March 31 to April 22 at Walnut Street Theatre. (more...)

CAGNEY Goes on Tonight, Offers $25 Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Outside there is snow, but on with the show! Now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for tonight's performance, Tuesday, March 14, at 7PM. (more...)


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New Musical '13 ALABAMA GHOSTS' Gets Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

On Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5 p.m., Open Doors Productions & Theatricals will present an industry reading of 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey, the Musical - a ghostly original Off-Broadway-bound musical that was originally built to be like the blockbuster musicals harking back to the days of Zeigfeld - with book by Alabama playwright and actor Don Everett Garrett and music by Kevin Francis Finn. (more...)

SHREK and CLUE to Hit the Stage in Warwick This Summer at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick is thrilled to announce their 2017 Summer Season, featuring two musicals, which are fun for all ages - Shrek: The Musical and Clue: The Musical. (more...)

WISTA to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with a Special Gala on 2/4/17
by Noelle Hannibal - Jan 31, 2017

On February 4th, 2017 at 5:30PM, The West Island Theatre Association (WISTA) will gather notable members, alumni, artists, dignitaries, fans, and supporters of musical theatre at the grand Olympia Reception Hall to celebrate a historical milestone of shared achievements and successes with its highly anticipated ten-year gala. (more...)

Rufus Hound Set to Lead New West End Musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Following a highly-acclaimed pre-West End engagement, the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will open in the West End at the world-famous London Palladium. Previewing from 17 June 2017, the production will open on 29 June 2017. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Struck by THE LIGHTNING THIEF Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Color Purple's Carrie Compere will join the cast of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical in the role of Sally this March for the brand-new production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents An Evening with Brian d'Arcy James
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Riverside Theatre welcomes Broadway star Brian d'Arcy James as part of its annual Supper Club Event. Part of Riverside's Friends Committee events, An Evening with Brian d'Arcy James takes place on Monday, February 13, 2017 starting at 6pm with cocktails followed by dinner and then the performance by Mr. d'Arcy James. Chair for the event is Rosemary Haverland. (more...)

Audience Will Decide Big Bad Wolf's fate in The True S THREE LITTLE PIGS at The Rose
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Big Bad Wolf is on trial and audiences at The Rose will decide his fate in The True Story of The Three Little Pigs, the latest mainstage musical playing January 27 - February 12 at The Rose. The 60-minute production features a cast of Rose favorites, along with some newcomers to the stage in a retro romp the entire family will enjoy. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater will be Pinktastic this Spring with their Production of PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Pinkalicious, The Musical, script by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann with additional lyrics and music by John Gregor. Based on the New York Times Bestselling children's book series by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, the Children's Series musical production runs from April 6 - May 6, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Tickets ($9 - $18) can be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

Photo Flash: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents MCGUIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater  celebrates a local legend with McGuire, the newly expanded one man show about Marquette University's basketball coach Al McGuire in the Stackner Cabaret this January 20 - March 19.  McGuire is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Marquette basketball and the 40th anniversary of the Championship season.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FULL MONTY Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 22, 2017

THE FULL MONTY played a full-hearted opening last night. Check out the photos below! This 10-time Tony Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz... not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Snow Day Deal! Get $25 Rush Tickets to CAGNEY Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Today's forecast... flurries with a chance of Cagney! The show must go on folks, and now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for the 2PM matinee today, Thursday, February 9. (more...)

Ben Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, will continue its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award- winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James to Star in Discovery's Scripted Series MAN HUNT: THE UNABOMER
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Discovery Channel announced that three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James ('Hamilton,' 'Spotlight,' '13 Reasons Why'), Trieste Kelly Dunn ('Blindspot,' 'Banshee') and Elizabeth Reaser ('Mad Men' and 'Young Adult') have been cast in the network's upcoming scripted series now titled 'Manhunt: The UNABOMer.' (more...)

Broadway Vet Sutton Foster to Make Cincinnati Pops Debut This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell welcome Sutton Foster to the stage at the Taft Theatre February 24-26 for her Pops debut. (more...)

Seacoast Rep's VIOLET - A Musical Journey of Self Discovery Through the American South
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre will take its audiences on a musical pilgrimage through the American South in Violet, the award-winning story of a young woman's search for healing on a bus trip that takes her to places she didn't expect. (more...)

Believe All 'Ogre' Again! SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces New Nationwide Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers of Shrek the Musical are delighted to announce that, following the unprecedented success of the first ever UK and Ireland Tour, the larger-than-life production will be returning to a swamp near you. (more...)

Cast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, has announced the cast of the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award-winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Funds 'Camperships' to Camp Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation is marking Ella's 100th birthday by funding scholarships to the 17th annual session of Camp Broadway in Atlanta, which will be held at the Rialto Center for the Arts, on Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9, 2017. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens the Topical and Pulitzer Prize-Winning DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre continues its 2016/2017 Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series with the gripping Disgraced in the Tell Studio Theatre. The Ayad Akhtar drama runs through March 12 with #FridayNightConversations after each Friday Night performance. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The current remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical, originally scheduled to close on March 6, 2017, has been extended three weeks to Saturday, March 25, 2017. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre Continues 2017 Season with I HATE HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Dundalk Community Theatre continues it 2017 season with the comedy 'I Hate Hamlet' from February 24th - March 5th.  The season will then close with 'Shrek:  The Musical'. DCT has something for everyone this year. Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 16th, 2017 - Broderick Back Onstage, THE PRICE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Matthew Broderick returns to the stage and THE PRICE begins on Broadway! (more...)

Imagination Theater Announces New Box Office Hours
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Imagination Theater is undergoing some changes this spring to enhance the community's theater experience from the inside out.  Due to this update, the box office hours new hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., one hour prior to show times, and by appointment. Online tickets can still be purchased through the theater website or by calling 1-800-838-3006.  (more...)

BWW Feature: 2016 Louisville BroadwayWorld Awards at Vault 1031
by Keith Waits - Feb 10, 2017

For the 3rd year, Arts-Louisville.com and Vault 1031 presented the Arts-Louisville.com/Broadway World Theatre Awards honoring excellence in local theatre. In a ceremony attended by over 100 people, competitive awards in 4 divisions were given out to local theatre companies and individual theatre artists after a public vote administered through the Broadway World website. The period of qualification for these categories was November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE FULL MONTY at The Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY, now running through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Noce Continues Inaugural Season with Tick, Tick... BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

This month, Noce continues its inaugural season of theatre with an immersive production of Tick, Tick... BOOM! Local actors Charlie Reese (Hand to God, Murder Ballad, Avenue Q) and Jill Ziegler (Shrek, Rent) are joined by songwriter and recording artist Madison Ray in Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances in Noce Jazz Cabaret, February 17-25. (more...)

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