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Pasadena Community Playhouse (Pasadena, CA)
39 S. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

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When disco club singer is placed in protective custody in a dying convent, her unique brand of funk comes face-to-face with the traditions of the church and the strict order is in for a change. Masquerading as a nun named Mary Clarence, this Sister's act will have you laughing and singing in the aisles.

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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...)

THE LAST 5 YEARS Receives Its Frankfurt Premiere, 1 Oct 2016
by Jenny Ell - Sep 9, 2016

TMS The Musical Season UG present the Frankfurt premiere of the smash ­hit Off­-Broadway musical, The Last 5 Years, opening at Kulturhaus Frankfurt on 1 October 2016. (more...)

Broadway Palm Opens 24th Season With YESTERDAY'S!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway Palm opens its 24th Season with Yesterday's playing now through October 8, 2016. Take a trip down memory lane with this musical comedy revue featuring music from the 50s and 60s! Broadway Palm is offering a "Season Opener Special" and all tickets are just $45 for dinner and the show. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of SISTER ACT -- THE MUSICAL
by Robert Bogin - Sep 8, 2016

Watch a video preview of Sister Act -- The Musical, including interviews with the show's star and director, plus behind-the-scenes footage of the colorful musical numbers and staging.   (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber to Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 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). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals began alternating in the role following the show's opening earlier in the year.  Billy Elliot the musical opens at The Bristol Hippodrome on Tuesday 25thOctober and runs until Saturday 26th November 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/30/2016 - 9/6/2016
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Photo Flash: PHANTOM Divas Need Beauty Sleep, the CHARLIE Boys Strut Their Stuff, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 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! Today's edition features Christine Daae catching a cat nap, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory boys strutting their stuff, and more! (more...)

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

???????Get ready for the musical journey of your life!  The critically-acclaimed hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert based on the Oscar-winning hit film makes its South African premiere at Artscape, Cape Town on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.  Presented by Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, and featuring an all South African cast, Priscilla will be on stage at Artscape until Sunday, 23 April, thereafter moving to Montecasino's Teatro from Friday, 28 April to 18 June 2017. Tickets are now on sale at Computicket. Hashtag: #PriscillaSA. Brought to South Africa in association with BBC First. (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...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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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...)

STAGE TUBE: BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY Tackles CARRIE, HUNCHBACK and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2016

The Broadway Villains Party took over Feinstein's/54 Below on September 15, featuring a slew of Broadway talent singing some classic bad-guy tunes. Click below to watch some of the performances! (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Inspirational SISTER ACT
by Chris Gibson - Sep 19, 2016

STAGES St. Louis closes their 30th season with Sister Act, a musical based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, although this might actually be more entertaining in a lot of ways. Having seen a touring production a few years back, I was a bit concerned about some of the rougher edges that the show presents. But, this regional premier staging focuses on the inspirational aspects, and that lightens the mood considerably, producing delightful results in the process. This is a splendidly rendered production, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. (more...)

Prestigious UK Theatre Award Nominates Curve
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - Sep 16, 2016

Sister Act is a simple story about nuns in wimples who are taught to let loose in song by a nightclub singer who is cloistered at the convent in hiding from the hoods. This story isn't just black and white. Well, maybe it is. But this foot stomping musical set in 1970's Philadelphia is fun, no matter what. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SISTER ACT at Toby's Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

You loved her as Felicia in Toby's production of Memphis and now she is back, rockin' the rafters from now through November 13th in Sister Act! Ashley Johnson returns to the Toby's stage as Deloris in the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg that has audiences jumping to their feet! Scroll down for a first look at Johnson and company in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SISTER ACT at the Mainstage Theatre at the Springer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Sister Act,' the hit Broadway musical adapted from the hit Whoop Goldberg movie about a singer who witnesses a hit and hides in a convent among the nuns, is getting ready to hit the Springer. The musical has lots more singing, dancing and laughs than the movie and the excitement of seeing the story unfold live. 'Sister Act' opens Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Mainstage Theatre at the Springer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below (more...)

UC-CCM Musical Theatre's RUNAWAYS Heads to Know Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Know Theatre will welcome University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music students to come and play at Your Theatrical Playground with a special co-production of Elizabeth Swados' Runaways. (more...)

Broadway's ANASTASIA Pre-Sale Begins; Single Tickets on Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Producers Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky) and Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) today announce that tickets for the new musical, Anastasia are on sale exclusively for American Express Card Members. (more...)

BWW Profile: Dame Maggie Smith Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 16, 2016

This morning we are taking a look at the illustrious career of Dame Maggie Smith. I mean, she's a Dame after all; Queen Elizabeth doesn't just hand those out to anyone. Her career includes highlights from on stage, including 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Private Lives,' and 'Lettice and Lovage;' to in films as 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,' 'Sister Act,' and 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel;' to her iconic role as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham on 'Downton Abbey,' for which she is nominated for an Emmy for the fourth-consecutive year. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Arvada Center
by Chris Arneson - Sep 16, 2016

The Arvada Center is kicking off its 41st season by taking you to church, and maybe heaven, too, if you let it. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Lands Its Home on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that 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). (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that 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). (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Extends in D.C. Before Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society announced today that the new Irene Sankoff and David Hein musical 'Come From Away,' based on the heart-warming true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland after 9/11, has extended due to popular demand. (more...)

Photo: James Corden Appears in One-Night-Only Cameo in Broadway's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The sold out house at Disney's ALADDIN on Broadway had a 4th wish granted when CBS 'Late Late Show' star James Corden made a surprise one-night-only appearance during the show-stopping number 'Friend Like Me' last Friday night September 9th. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, New Alexandra Theatre, 12 September 2016
by Emma Cann - Sep 13, 2016

Jamie Wilson and the Leicester Curve's new production of Sister Act contains all of the ingredients for a smash-hit musical: a star director, a celebrity lead, a well-known, beloved story based on a popular film, and a plethora of sequins and catchy tunes.  Based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act follows the story of Deloris Van Cartier, an aspiring Philadelphia club singer. When Doloris witnesses her mobster boyfriend Curtis commit murder, she rushes to the police and old high school friend, Eddie, hides her in the one place she surely won't be found: a convent. The Mother Superior abhors Deloris' outspoken and extravagant nature. However, Deloris soon forms a close bond with the other sisters, transforming their pitiful choir with soul and funk versions of their usual hymns. When the convent choir's growing popularity puts Deloris' safety at risk, the sisters and even Mother Superior risk everything to protect her.  (more...)

James Corden Appears in ALADDIN for a One-Night-Only Cameo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The sold out house at Disney's Aladdin on Broadway had a 4th wish granted when CBS 'Late Late Show' star James Corden made a surprise one-night-only appearance during the show-stopping number 'Friend Like Me' last Friday night September 9th. (more...)

The Circuit Presents SISTERS OF SWING: THE STORY OF THE ANDREWS SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Andrews Sisters are coming to The Circuit Playhouse! Sisters of Swing brings to the stage the story of LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty Andrews, better known to the world as one of the first best-selling "girl groups," The Andrews Sisters. From their meteoric rise to the top to their bittersweet demise, Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters explores the fascinating lives of these American icons all set to the music of some of their biggest hits like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree." (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 208th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning romantic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Directed by Charles Abbott, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 6th, opens on September 14th and runs through October 23rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Announces Complete Cast and Creative Team for Upcoming Production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

3-D Theatricals (3DT) is going Technicolor® with Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music) and Tim Rice's (Lyrics) irresistible story of 'Joseph...', his brothers, and one very colorful garment in this delightful musical saga that swirls on stage September 30 through October 9 (press opening October 1) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA. The production then moves to 3DT's newest home, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA. October 14 - 23, 2016 (press opening October 15) as their 2016 - 2017 premier season offering. Both venues are located in Los Angeles County. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below! (more...)

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