Mac-Haydn Theatre to Raise Its Voice with SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Mac-Haydn is raising its voice with Sister Act. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN Celebrates 1,001 Magic Carpet Rides on Broadway!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 7, 2016

It's been an enchanting carpet ride for the company of Aladdin since they opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in March of 2014! On August 7th, they celebrated their 1,001st performance on Broadway and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the magic! Check out the photos below: (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lucy Lummis en concierto en el Teatro Galileo
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 5, 2016

Hablamos con Lucy Lummis (Chicago, Mamma Mia!, Sister Act) sobre el concierto que ofrecera el domingo 14 de agosto a las 22h en el Patio del Teatro Galileo (C/Galileo, 39). (more...)

Hangar Theatre's Fall Season Kicks Off With Aaron Davidman's WRESTLING JERUSALEM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY will kick off its' fall season with Wrestling Jerusalem, an original piece, written and performed by Aaron Davidman. The play examines the political divisions that have affected, and continue to affect, Israeli-Palestinian society and the world at large.  Wrestling Jerusalem will run from September 7-10 with performances at 7:30 at the Hangar Theatre.  (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from 80s hit film, Dirty Dancing. The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run from August 25th through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville. (more...)

VIDEO: It's Magic Time: ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart Duets With His London Genie Counterpart, Trevor Dion Nicholas
by Michael Dale - Aug 4, 2016

The talented pair launch into a special rendition of the musical's second act vaudevillian turn, 'Somebody's Got Your Back.' (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company Presents SISTER ACT at The Bayway Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

BWW Preview: Fall 2016 Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Aug 3, 2016

Soon, the leaves will start to turn and many local theatres will be lifting their curtains to welcome a new season. Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the fall season. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

Jeannette Bayardelle to Lead Theatre By The Sea's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Get ready to rejoice! Sister Act, the gloriously funny five-time Tony-nominated musical, is taking the stage at Bill Hanney's award winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). Sister Act will begin Wednesday, August 17, and plays thru Sunday, September 4, 2016. Press night is scheduled for Friday, August 19 at 8p.m. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

VIDEOS: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo, A Champ On Stage, In The Gym and At The Makeup Table
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Starring on Broadway as the determined survivor Celie in the hit revival of THE COLOR PURPLE eight times a week just isn't enough of a workout for Tony-winner Cynthia Erivo. (more...)

Toby's Dinner Theatre to Host EC Partnership Fundraiser THE MAIN THING: CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Ready for a brand new beat? Columbia has late night entertainment. This Friday, August 26th, Toby's Dinner Theatre will host the second of a series, The MAIN Thing: Cabaret, in support of EC Partnership which is organized to help rebuild Ellicott City after the July 30th flood. (more...)

Nate Bertone and Salem Theatre Company present The New England Premiere of ENTANGLED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Nate Bertone and Salem Theatre Company will produce the New England premiere of Leah Miles' play ENTANGLED. Following the success of last season's Letters From War, Nate Bertone will return to direct the production. ENTANGLED starts performances onWednesday, September 21, 2016 and plays thru Sunday, October 1, 2016 at Salem Theatre Company, located at Shetland Park, 35 Congress Street, 3rd Floor, Salem MA. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Duo Brings Arts Education from NYC to Scituate
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway couple Nick Verina and Erin Henry-Verina recently relocated from New York City to Scituate, MA, and whether it was their luggage or their bulky resumes that weighed more is anyone's guess. The talented couple first travelled the country together in the first national tour of the recent GREASE revival (Nick played Sonny and Erin played Patty Simcox), although the pair has individual credits that shine on their own. (more...)

BWW Preview: NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL at CETM
by Noelle Hannibal - Aug 23, 2016

September 14 - September 17, 2016, The Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal (CETM) will present the 8th Annual NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL, Canada's Festival for New Musical Theatre. The festival will feature two local musical theatre productions along with CETM's 10th year anniversary showcase-fundraiser. (more...)

Halloween Comes Early to Mac-Haydn Theatre in THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Halloween comes early this year as The Mac-Haydn Theatre finishes its 48th season with 'The Addams Family'. Come meet the family and have a spooky, kooky and altogether ooky time with this instant classic! (more...)

SISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier, is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration. (more...)

BWW Review: Heavenly SISTER ACT at Theatre By The Sea
by Andria Tieman - Aug 22, 2016

Theatre By The Sea finished out an exceptional season with a heart-warming, hilarious and perfectly executed Sister Act. This production is the cherry on top of an incredible season full of phenomenal performances, stunning costumes and mind-blowing sets.  With Sister Act, Theatre By The Sea firmly establishes themselves a destination for theatre on par with the best in the region.  This a show with heart and soul that will stay with the audience long after the last curtain drops. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Announces 2016 – 2017 Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce an exciting Fall/Winter Season.  All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street in downtown White Plains.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramour Celebrates 100th Show and Neverlanders Fly Away for Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week's edition features some backstage shots from the Broadway company of Cats, An American in Paris, Paramour, Finding Neverland and more! (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre By The Sea's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Theatre By The Sea's production of Sister Act plays now through September 4, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Raises Over $92,000 at 8th Annual CHEERS! Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

On Monday, August 15th, STAGES St. Louis hosted its 8th annual one-night only cabaret event, Cheers!, benefitting the organization's Education and Artistic Programs. (more...)

EVITA – die Proben zur Wiederaufnahme haben begonnen!
by Marcel Konrath - Aug 18, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webbers und Tim Rices Welterfolg EVITA ist auch nach der Sommerpause wieder bis Ende des Jahres in Wien zu sehen. Das Musical feierte unter der Regie von Hollywood-Star-Regisseur und -Choreograph Vincent Paterson, der bereits die Choreographie fur die Hollywood-Verfilmung von EVITA mit Weltstar Madonna entwarf, im Marz 2016 Premiere. Gestern starteten bei den VEREINIGTEN BÜHNEN WIEN die Proben fur die nachste Saison. Intendant Christian Struppeck begrußte die neuen Cast Mitglieder - allen voran Publikumsliebling Marjan Shaki, die die Titelrolle bis Mitte Oktober verkorpern wird und Musicalstar Felix Martin, der ab September in der Rolle des „Peron' zu sehen sein wird. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

Photo Coverage: T. Oliver Reid Brings MADE IN AMERICA To Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 18, 2016

Cabaret & Broadway star T. Oliver Reid (After Midnight, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Never Gonna dance, La Cage Auz Folles, The Wedding Singer, Mary Poppins, Sister Act, GIRLS) debuted his new show, "Made in America" last night and Broadwayworld was there.  Reid's songfest was filled with the memories and love of the USA as told by this one American boy.  The show contained the songs of Irving Berlin, John Cougar Mellencamp, Dolly Parton, Jim Croce, Aaron Copland, Paul Simon and everything in between.   (more...)

Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Sets Opening Night; Newfoundland Benefit Concerts Set for This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The producers of COME FROM AWAY announced today that they will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the 'come from aways' whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena, The Steele Community Centre (155 Airport Boulevard, Gander, NL), on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3pm (NDT) and 8pm (NDT). The benefit concerts, presented in association with the Town of Gander, NL, will star the cast of the Broadway and Toronto productions of COME FROM AWAY. Tickets are now on sale for the two benefit concert performances of COME FROM AWAY in Gander, NL and are $20. For reservations and more information please visit www.gandercanada.tix.com, or contact the Steele Community Centre box office at 709-651-5931 or in person between the hours of 10am (NDT) and 5:30pm (NDT), Monday throughFriday. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SISTER ACT at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Mac-Haydn is raising its voice with Sister Act. The Mac-Haydn Theatre heads back to the 1970s with this hysterical hit, based on the blockbuster movie starring Whoopie Goldberg. (more...)

Lana Gordon Hits the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Lana Gordon in the role of Velma Kelly beginning tonight, Monday, August 15 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: In Sunshine or in Shadow: Peter Cormican, Charis Leos, and Cary Michele Miller in McCourt's IRISH
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 13, 2016

'There are two kinds of people in the world, as ye very well know,' Peter Cormican asserts in a lilting accent, 'those that are Irish and those that want to be.' The English-born actor, son Irish parents - a Protestant mother from Belfast and a Catholic father from Galway - is currently in Maine to make his Maine State Music Theatre/Portland Stage debut in Frank McCourt's play The Irish and How They Got That Way, directed by Marc Robin, which opens in Portland August 19th. The production, a bold new collaboration between two of Maine leading Equity companies, marks an exciting new chapter for both theatres and promises to be one of the season's biggest hits, as it has been in every town its played. Cormican is joined in our conversation by two of the other four principals from the a small cast that also stars Curt Dale Clark [see BWW interview 5/24/16], Charis Leos and Cary Michele Miller, (and features Cameron Wright and Emily Davis, Ernest Sauceda (fiddler) and two other musicians). Both Leos and Miller are MSMT veterans, but new to McCourt's play. 'This is my debut at Portland Stage,' Miller says with anticipation. 'I always look forward to working with Curt and Charis and Marc, and I am enjoying getting to know Peter. And I am always excited to learn new material and new music.' (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Curve Theatre Leicester, 11 August 2016
by Jenny Ell - Aug 12, 2016

Based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act premiered onstage in the West End in 2009 starring Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier and Sheila Hancock as the Mother Superior. The lavish production opened at the London Palladium to critical acclaim and has enjoyed many revivals across the globe ever since. The last major UK production was in 2010, starring the now Tony award-winning Cynthia Erivo which took the same format as the original production. Craig Revel Horwood's new take on the musical, produced by Jamie Wilson, opened officially at the Curve in Leicester last night before it begins its UK tour. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO Sings Duncan Sheik and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Mama Bares Debut First Concert at East West Players, August 25 through September 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, opens its 51st Anniversary Season Radiant with the world premiere of The Mama Bares in Concert: Once Upon a Play Date, developed by and featuring Broadway performers Joan Almedilla, Ai Goeku Cheung, Deedee Magno Hall, and Jennifer Paz, directed by Giovanni Ortega with musical direction by Marc Macalintal. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: HAMILTON's Alysha Deslorieux Photographed In Costume Using 1839 Lens
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2016

The standby for all three Schuyler sisters is the latest subject in HAMILTON's series of portraits taken by photographer Josh Lehrer using his 1839 lens. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - ALADDIN Takes a Magic Carpet Ride to Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Disney's Aladdin had its Australian premiere in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre last night (August 11th in Australia). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry to Star in Benefit Performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

 It was announced today Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Loehr, Kristie Kerwin, HollyAnn Butler and More in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, now playing through August 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

David Rowen Raising Funds for Video & Charity to Promote Social Change
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Actor and musician, David Rowen, recently launched a music YouTube channel, davidrowen/creative, which will showcase arrangements and renditions of various songs from the radio, Broadway, and beyond. Amid the prevailing social discord in our country, davidrowen/creative is aiming to promote peace and unity, and stir social change by producing a music video, featuring the beloved medley, 'Joyful, Joyful,' from the Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill film, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cynthia Erivo Sings Beyonce at #Ham4Ham!
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

What happens when you mix Broadway's hottest new star with pop music's reigning queen? Something like what went down at #Ham4Ham today, as Rory O'Malley welcomed Tony winner Cynthia Erivo, who performed 'Sandcastles' from Beyonce's Lemonade.  Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Shows Her Gymnastic Skills On Rings
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

The Tony-winner not only excels on stage but in the gym as well. (more...)

Mark Hartman's LATE BREAKING STORIES Coming to the Iridium August 23rd
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present the acclaimed, MAC Award-nominated variety show, Mark Hartman's LATE BREAKING STORIES, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 8pm at Iridium. The evening is hosted by Pianist/Music Director/Conductor MARK HARTMAN, with John Miller on bass, Ray Marchica on drums & special guest vocalists Dana Levinson, Paul Victor, Erin Quill & T. Oliver Reid. (more...)

Aladdin Announces Australian Premiere in Sydney Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the classic Academy Award®- winning animated film, will have its Australian premiere in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre tomorrow night, 11th August 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music ofGeorge and Ira Gershwin in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off,' 'I've Got a Crush on You' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN Arrives Down Under- Watch Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The Australian production of Disney's Broadway blockbuster, Aladdin, has arrived at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

Starry PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Starts Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse tonight, August 10 to September 3. (more...)

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