Clocktower Players, Community Theater of the Rivertowns, Presents SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The award-winning Clocktower Players, resident theater company of the landmark Irvington Town Hall Theater, is thrilled to present the Westchester Community Theater Premiere of Broadway's musical comedy smash, Sister Act from October 14-23!  (more...)

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Announces its 2017 COMING OF AGE Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Coming of Age is a relative thing; everyone does it and The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres has chosen 21 as the symbol of this signal of life's journey. It will be the 21st year of repertory theatre (more than one show a day on the same stage with the same actors) so the theatre has chosen to design the season around musicals and shows that are "Coming of Age" stories of love and discovery. (more...)

Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

BWW Takes a Look at What's On at the King's and Theatre Royal this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The King's and Theatre Royal jam-packed autumn season is already well underway with classics such as Cats and The Mousetrap earlier this with much more to come in the run up to the festive season and there's even got a glimpse as to what the new year will bring… (more...)

MUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN
by Maeve Riley - Sep 28, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN (more...)

Disney Announces ALADDIN to Open in Melbourne Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Today, Disney Theatrical Productions announced Aladdin the hit Broadway musical, will open at Her Majesty's Theatre in April 2017. Tickets will be available to the general public through Ticketek from 9AM, Thursday 6 October. (more...)

Hit Musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Makes its South African Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, invite local audiences to join them for what they hope will be the musical journey of a lifetime when the critically-acclaimed hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, based on the Oscar-winning film, makes its South African debut next year. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN'S Courtney Reed Takes Us Behind 'These Palace Walls' in New Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2016

Shining, shimmering inspiration! Explore beyond the palace walls with Aladdin the Musical's Courtney Reed. (more...)

Dick King-Smith's BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG Returns to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Adapted from Dick King-Smith's much-loved children's novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production, embarking on a major UK Tour in 2017 following a Christmas season at Polka Theatre. Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming 'baa-ber sheep' quartet, the tour will launch from West Yorkshire Playhouse on Monday 13 February and run until September 2017. Full tour schedule attached; further dates to be announced.   (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Artistas del West End acompañarán a Joan Vázquez en su primer concierto en Londres
by Roberto Rodrguez - Sep 26, 2016

El cantante y actor de musicales Joan Vázquez (Hair, Merrily We Roll Along, Mamma Mia!, The History B) debutará en los escenarios londinenses el próximo 15 de octubre con su concierto Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute. Y en esta ocasión estará acompañado por reconocidos artistas del West End londinenses. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Jennifer Simard to Star as 'Cindy Lou Who' in WHO'S HOLIDAY! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard will play 'Cindy Lou Who' in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo's Christmas comedy in couplets, WHO'S HOLIDAY!, to be directed by Carl Andress. (more...)

TV: Watch The Opening Number of Broadway Bound COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld is pleased to present the opening number from the Broadway bound musical Come From Away. The performance was recorded today in Toronto at the annual Mirvish season launch event, and features the entire Washington  cast! Check out the video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with the Band for the Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Click below to go behind the scenes with the band at Ford's Theatre! (more...)

BWW Interview - John Treacy Egan Returns as Franz Liebkind in Paper Mill's THE PRODUCERS
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 23, 2016

Today, John Treacy Egan speaks with BWW about revisiting the role of this Nazi-loving, Broadway-crazed nutjob! (more...)

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 - September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hilarious #TBT! Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Plays '90s Aladdin Video Game
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2016

The cast of Aladdin experienced some major nostalgia (and laughs) when they played the iconic 16-bit Aladdin video game from the '90s - check out their Throwback Thursday moment in the video below, then download the game to try it yourself! (more...)

BWW Review: Walnut's SOUTH PACIFIC is Simply Stunning!
by Pati Buehler - Sep 21, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre welcomes back several Philly and Broadway talents for their glorious season opener. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Ruthie Ann Miles and More to Sing 'BABY MAKIN' HITS' at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A bunch of Broadway's best will come together to sing some soulful new music October 4th at The Cutting Room. Mary Bridget Davies, Jerry Dixon, Trent Armand Kendall, Kingsley Leggs, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Charles Rooney, Christina Sajous and others will perform in Brett Macias' Neruda and Shakespeare: Baby Makin' Hits in New York at 7:30pm. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released its annual October Season Preview issue, which includes lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the coming season. Robert Askins' Hand to God will be the most-produced play, with 13 total productions, and August Wilson will be the most-produced playwright, with 18 total productions. (more...)

Curve's WIPERS Named Finalist for Best Stage Production at Asian Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Curve has announced its production of Ishy Din's play Wipers has been selected as a finalist of the Best Stage Production at this year's Asian Media Awards. (more...)

New Aaron Lazar Comedy OVER AND OUT to Have Pilot Party in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The creative and production team of the next binge-worthy comedy series is throwing a pilot party in support of Drew Larimore's hysterical new television series Over & Out, starring Ilana Becker and Aaron Lazar, on Thursday, September 29th, 2016. Doors open at 6:30PM at Salon at Millesime at the Carlton Hotel at 92 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016. The host for the evening is 'Showbiz Spitfire' Paige Turner. (more...)

WPPAC's HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Announces Discounts for Students
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

This fall, the White Plains Performing Arts Center is offering an opportunity to show our students that there is more to theatre than just Broadway. Regional theatres, like the WPPAC make up a huge part of the professional performing arts industry. This October, WPPAC is producing the NY Regional Premiere of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL and we wanted to spread the word as we know the show has been a favorite amongst the teens in our programs for a few years. This is the first professional production in NY since it has closed off Broadway and it is right in your backyard!   (more...)

King's Theatre Glasgow Warms Up with SUNNY AFTERNOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

???????The King's is warming up for a spell of brighter weather next week as the hit musical based on the true story of The Kinks arrives for a five night run at the venue.  Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group, the show, which received four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, opened at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016 before rocking out on a national tour. (more...)

WHO'S HOLIDAY! Postponed Off-Broadway Due to Rights Issue
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The production of WHO'S HOLIDAY!, the World Premiere of Matthew Lombardo's Christmas Comedy in Couplets, to be directed by Carl Andress and starring Tony Award Nominee Jennifer Simard, who was scheduled to play a middle-aged 'Cindy Lou Who' has postponed performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits THE RINK Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink, starring Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally, with direction and choreography by PMT Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Ryan Brewster. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, King's Theatre, Glasgow, 3 October 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Oct 4, 2016

Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith. (more...)

4th October -Tonight - Tony Winners Ruthie Ann Miles, Adriane Lenox and More Sing BABY MAKIN' HITS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Tonight Tony Winners Ruthie Ann Miles, Adriane Lenox, and more sing Baby Makin' Hits. Mary Bridget Davies, Jerry Dixon, Trent Armand Kendall, Kingsley Leggs, Adriane Lenox, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Charles Rooney, Christina Sajous and others will perform in Brett Macias' Neruda and Shakespeare: Baby Makin' Hits in New York at The Cutting Room tonight at 7:30pm. (more...)

THE TWITS Adds Shows at the Curve, Readies for Phizz-Whizzing UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Due to gloriumptious audience demand, Curve has not only announced an additional five performances of Roald Dahl's The Twits, but the classic tale of the most spiteful and revolting couple you could ever meet will also go on a national tour in 2017. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Present TAKE ON ME Musical Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

On October 14 and 15, Prospect Theater will be filled with the joyous sounds of a live big band, and 80s songs that defined your life. Take On Me will send audiences back to the 1950's New Orleans in this musical revue featuring four couples struggling with the highs and lows of love! All told with 80's pop hit, the four couples promise a swinging good time "all night long." (more...)

Firebrand Theatre to Host NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES: Halloween Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

???????Start your Halloween off right and join the coven! Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre presents the return of its hauntingly popular witch-themed cabaret NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES on Monday, October 31 at 7 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SISTER ACT is Rousing
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 20, 2016

Sister Act at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is a 1970s disco dream, an uplifting story of self-improvement and love, and a rousing good time. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN & WHITE CHRISTMAS: A Look Inside Irving Berlin's Calendar-Spanning Classics
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 2, 2016

In 1935, on the set of the movie musical, Top Hat, composer Irving Berlin hummed a then unfamiliar tune to the film's star, Fred Astaire. He had envisioned the song as a centerpiece for a future film starring Astaire and his dance partner, Ginger Rogers. At the time, Berlin was in the midst of a project writing songs for each of the major holidays of the year, but based on his Jewish upbringing, the composer found that Christmas was the most difficult holiday to write for. Nevertheless, the legendary composer rose to the challenge and gave us what is now one of the most popular holiday songs in history, 'White Christmas.' (more...)

Final Casting Announced for FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre announces casting and creative details for its four showcases including Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street (more...)

Listen: Austin Colby, David Rowen & Vishal Vaidya Sing a Cappella Version of ALADDIN Tune
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The latest release from new YouTube series, davidrowen/creative, is an a cappella arrangement of the short tune, 'One Jump Ahead (Reprise),' written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice for the 1992 Disney animated classic, Aladdin. (more...)

Broadway Star Will Swenson, BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Among Recently Announced Berkshire Theatre Award Winners - Check Out the Full List Here!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The winners of the First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards have been announced. Seventeen arts journalists voted on 120 nominees in 25 categories chosen from artists in the 75 live theatre productions mounted in Berkshire County and adjacent areas between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents Tribute To Whitney Houston In Windbourne's MUSIC OF WHITNEY HOUSTON, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Whitney Houston was the most-awarded female musical performer of all time with a powerful voice that touched our hearts and souls. Join the Richmond Symphony on Saturday, October 29 at 8pm at the Altria Theater for Windborne's Music of Whitney Houston. Conductor Brent Havens will lead the orchestra as special guest vocalist Rashidra Scott performs Whitney's greatest hits such as "How Will I Know," "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?," and "'I Wanna Dance With Somebody.' (more...)

After Three Decades, Film Returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In 1980, after the last credit rolled off the big screen at the final showing, the Roxy movie theater closed it doors, reopening three years later as a live performance theatre.  (more...)

Shows Announced for TUTS' 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) shares the production titles from the schools participating in the 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards. The awards this year will be held on April 18, 2017. (more...)

New Berkshire Theatre Awards Program Announces Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In the last twelve months, more than 300,000 people attended a live theatre production in or around Berkshire County. With 75 stage productions employing hundreds of professionals, making theatre is an important cog in the area's cultural economy. In fact, many consider the region a hot spot for Broadway bound shows, and a popular summer destination for theatre-goers from around the nation. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

Julie Atherton Set for 'West End Up Close' Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Relative Motion has announced its second concert in partnership with The House of St. Barnabas, a charity and members club in Soho. After the sold-out West End Up Close concert with Jodie Jacobs in February, Relative Motion is delighted to be featuring Julie Atherton on Thursday the 20th of October. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with an exciting stage adaptation of the all-time classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ. Directed by Glenn Casale, with choreography by Patti Colombo, THE WIZARD OF OZ begins previews on November 8th, opens on November 16th and runs through January 8th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg Hits Treasure Island in Las Vegas This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Critically acclaimed actress, comedienne, producer and host Whoopi Goldberg will return to Treasure Island November 11 at 9 p.m. (more...)

NO WORD IN GUYANESE FOR ME Reading Set for Rainbow Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Rainbow Theatre Project's next reading, No Word in Guyanese for Me, will tackle one of today's most sensitive issues: the conflict that exists for many between their sexual identity and their faith. Written by Wendy Graf, No Word in Guyanese for Me will be performed on Monday, October 17 at 7:30pm at Source Theatre. (more...)

Jennifer Simard to Make London Debut, Recreating her Tony-Nominated Role in Disaster! DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

DISASTER! the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, is to premiere in London for two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20 November. (more...)

BWW Review: Alan Menken Debuts Fresh Retrospective Concert at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 10, 2016

The prolific eight-time Academy Award-winning composer---perhaps best known for his decades of unforgettable work in several landmark Disney animated musicals---was on hand to unveil a world premiere concert entitled 'A WHOLE NEW WORLD WITH ALAN MENKEN' on September 30, 2016 at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Part cabaret concert, part one-man retrospective story time/show-and-tell, this 'trial' showcase, he hoped, would serve as the springboard for what is to become a series of similar concerts celebrating his enviable career thus far. (more...)

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