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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.

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Based on the screenplay by Jerry Belson

The cut-throat world of beauty contests is satired.

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

Cricket Wireless Launches Cricket Cares
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017


BWW Review: Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING or The One About The Sexist Male Fantasies
by Michael Dale - Jun 9, 2017

In the opening scene of MCC's American premiere production of THE END OF LONGING, playwright/star Matthew Perry, playing the drunk, caustic and cocky Rolling Stone photographer Jack, looks deeply into the eyes of Stephanie, his latest attempt at a cocktail lounge pickup. (more...)

New Flow Kids App Delivers Anytime/Anywhere Content To Caribbean Children
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017


BWW Review: ANNIE, Piccadilly Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2017

Has there ever been a time when we're more in need of irrepressible optimism? The orphan who convinces everyone around her that 'the sun will come out tomorrow' has certainly hit the West End at an opportune moment, and there's plenty of enjoyment to be had from a show that is, nevertheless, far more throwback than vital piece for 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Emerging Playwright Olivia Cordell Gives Us a Glimpse into the Millennial Psyche with THIS OUR NOW
by George Brietigam - Jun 7, 2017

You will feel like you are drowning when watching this modern love tale (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Veanne Cox
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 7, 2017

Today's subject Veanne Cox is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) playing the role of Arsinoé in The School for Lies. The show runs through July 9th at the Lansburgh Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: DEBBIE GIBSON: An Electric Youth to a Nuclear Woman
by David Edward Perry - Jun 7, 2017

Debbie Gibson's career is one of consistent determination in the studio and on the stage. (more...)

BWW Review: The World Premiere of Andrew Lippa's THE MAN IN THE CEILING at Bay Street Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 7, 2017

In their ongoing effort to support new works, the Bay Street Theatre kicks off their 26th main stage season with the World Premiere of Andrew Lippa's latest musical The Man In The Ceiling. Running through June 25th, this endearing production, directed by Tony winner Jeffrey Seller, boasts a stellar cast and creative team. And judging by the very enthusiastic, packed house opening night, you may want to get your tickets quickly. (more...)

GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL Announces Vendors and Sponsors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce the final lineup of vendors and sponsors for Chicago's award-winning Green Music Fest. Vendors include local restaurants Beat Kitchen and Smoke Daddy in addition to eco-friendly retailers such as Greenheart Shop and Green Diaper Babies. Previously announced headliners for Chicago's award-winning Green Music Fest are R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and Canadian alternative rock band July Talk. (more...)

Shaheed & DJ Supreme Drop New 'Glorious Day' Music Video & Hit the Road with Jurassic 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

From Birmingham, Alabama comes hip-hop duo Shaheed and DJ Supreme. An in-your-face duo that's performed with the likes of Akil (the MC of Jurassic 5), they've strayed from the typical dirty south style to the old-school boom-bap style of hip-hop. (more...)

Julian Velard Returns to Joe's Pub with FANCY WORDS FOR FAILURE Album Release Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan - at least, that's how the old saying goes. But as passionately as we're conditioned to strive for first place in our success-driven world, deep down we all know we're our truest selves when we're confronted with failure. It's a sobering subject, and perhaps not the first you might expect to inform a hook-filled, piano-driven pop album, but Julian Velard isn't your average recording artist. The New York-based singer/songwriter's fifth full-length LP, Fancy Words for Failure, surveys that universal chasm of disappointment with the bemusement reflected in the its title. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Two of America's leading stage and screen actors come to Chichester this summer for Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, directed by Jonathan Kent. Celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winning actor Marcia Gay Harden makes her UK theatre debut as Alexandra, and Brian J. Smith plays Chance. The production runs at Chichester Festival Theatre now through 24 June, with a press night on Friday 9 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

BWW Review: Margaritaville Is The Mixed Drink Of Shows
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 6, 2017

If you are looking for a break from reality, La Jolla Playhouse invites you to ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, playing through July 9th. (more...)

The Judds Set to Release All-Time Greatest Hits 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Together, Country Music icons Wynonna and Naomi Judd made musical history throughout their career receiving eight Gold and eight Platinum records, selling over 20 million albums and scoring twenty Top 10 hits between 1984-1990. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gary Trainor Talks Leading SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Marianka Swain - Jun 5, 2017

Actor Gary Trainor, whose past work includes the West End productions of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, I Can't Sing and The Shawshank Redemption, has been playing the role of alternate Dewey in School of Rock since its London premiere. He's now leading the cast as Dewey. (more...)

Chronixx Taps His Dad, Chicago Orchestra & More on Debut Album 'Chronology'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

“Evolution,” “uprising,” “continuation” and “Rastafari” are words used by the 24-year-old singer-songwriter Chronixx. These identifiers embody every nuance of his long-awaited debut Chronology, available June 30, 2017 (more...)

Works by Dael Orlandersmith, Samuel D. Hunter and More Slated for Rattlestick's NEW VOICES / NEW WORKS Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Rosalind Productions Inc. have announced the New Voices/New Works summer reading series. The New Voices/New Works program was launched earlier this year and actively scouts and incubates new voices. (more...)

Roleystone Theatre Goes its Own Way with HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

It's been described as "Grease for Generation Y" and a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet - Disney'sHigh School Musical is coming to Roleystone Theatre this June and July. (more...)

BWW Review: 1776 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Jun 3, 2017

It is a staple image of American History - one that every American child learns about in school and one that comes to mind for many as the barbecues fire up and fireworks are prepared for Independence Day on the Fourth of July. I am speaking of the iconic image of the brave founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence. But how often does one think about these men and what they actually might have been like (their quirks, their personalities, their dreams) trying to sort out how to move forward in what had to be a stressful and tumultuous time. This story of the men you know (Franklin, Adams, Jefferson) and some you may not (Rodney, Hall, Dickinson) and the journey they take together to work through conflict and declare their freedom from England comes to brilliant life on stage in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) inaugural production of their Summer Nutmeg Series, 1776. (more...)

UD Summer Stage to Open 42nd Season with ANNIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Audiences are invited to join Annie and her friends as Upper Darby Summer stage opens its 42nd season during Independence Day week with 'Annie, Jr.' (more...)

BOYS' NIGHT Cirquelesque Revue Celebrates Four Years at The Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Created and produced by Ben Franklin,  Jason Mejias, Joshua Dean and Mr. Gorgeous, Boys' Night, the "All-Male Cirquelesque Revue" is celebrating four years of playful and saucy extravaganzas showcasing the arts of circus and burlesque. (more...)

BWW Interview: History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Matthew Blank - Jun 22, 2017

Meet new leading lady Taylor Quick, starring in the title role of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE! (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf are proud to announce that tickets are now available for Lisa's new play, STUFFED. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Robert Icke's Acclaimed Almeida Production of MARY STUART Transfers to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Almeida in 2016-17, Robert Icke's new adaptation of Mary Stuart transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End from Saturday 13 January for a limited run. (more...)

Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Herbert Paine - Jun 19, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre's production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, directed by Bobb Cooper, features an enchanting array of young talents. The show, which runs through June 25th at the Herberger Theater Center's Center Stage, is perfectly suited for the entire family and guaranteed to fix a permanent Smile on their faces. (more...)

Award-Winning Jazz Guitarist Frank Piombo Follows Dream to 'Keep It Movin'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

It's been a steady upward trajectory for jazz guitarist Frank Piombo ever since he issued his debut album, “Smooth Reminiscence,” independently in 2010. The New Jersey-based musician sold enough units to be ReverbNation's No. 1 jazz artist in the Garden State for three straight years while cultivating a growing fan base in the New York Metropolitan area via his live performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Company of GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway - learn more about the company here and scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

VIDEO: ANNIE Leaps to the Stage at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

Armin van Buuren Launches Summer Anthem 'Sunny Days' (feat. Josh Cumbee)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

While pop predecessor 'I Need You' keeps going strong around the world, Armin van Buuren has already launched the smash single's follow-up and its official music video. (more...)

FRESH FRUIT At 15: the Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Established in 1991, All Out Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to bringing together the diverse artistic, organizational, political and financial resources of the LGBTQ community in order to fight intolerance. All Out Arts fulfills its mission by supporting arts organizations within the community through fiscal sponsorship, events, contests, collaborations, networking events for emerging artists, and by sponsoring productions, concerts and exhibitions of visual arts. We confront homophobia through the humanizing influence of the arts, and the Fresh Fruit Festival is the primary expression of the All Out Arts mission. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Visits Phoenix Children's Hospital
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The cast of Beauty and the Beast, on stage at Arizona Broadway Theatre through July 2, visited with Phoenix Children's Hospital on June 13. Patients were treated to a performance of Change in Me by Belle and 'Beauty and the Beast' by Mrs. Potts. Other characters visiting were Lumiere and Chip. (more...)

Tove Styrke Releases 'Say My Name' Acoustic Version
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Today, Swedish recording artist Tove Styrke releases 'Say My Name (Acoustic Version)” via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. (more...)

BWW Interview: Katie Spagnolo and Connor Donnelly of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Seaside Pavilion
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - Jun 16, 2017

What's Socrates got to do with it anyway? I sat down with Katie Spagnolo (WEST SIDE STORY, ADDAMS FAMILY) and Connor Donnelly (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, FOOTLOOSE) who play Lucy and Schroeder respectively and found out some information about their rehearsal process for YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at the Seaside Pavilion. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017


Final Show of SUMMERWORKS Announced at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The final show of SUMMERWORKS and Fresh Fruit Line Up Announced at the wild project. (more...)

Maggie McKenna to Lead MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL at Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following an exhaustive search, Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures today announced that the lead role in one of the most anticipated shows of 2017 has been won by newcomer Maggie McKenna. (more...)

BWW Review: Tarnished CABARET at Paramount Shows How Good This Classic Can Be
by Jay Irwin - Jun 14, 2017

The 1998 Sam Mendes staging of Kander and Ebb's classic "Cabaret" has come through the Paramount several times. And why not? It's a great show and a big crowd pleaser. But it requires a cast that gets the show and the tone to be done right. Fortunately for us the current tour at the Paramount is a shiny (or rather intentionally not shiny) example of how good this show can be and why it's still an enduring classic. (more...)

Maggie McKenna Will Lead MURIEL'S WEDDING at Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following an exhaustive search, Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures today announced that the lead role in one of the most anticipated shows of 2017 has been won by newcomer Maggie McKenna. (more...)

Heather Morris, Bronson Pinchot, and Kaitlin Hopkins to Headline SMTC's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Bronson Pinchot, Kaitlin Hopkins and Heather Morris Are Coming to Arizona! TV, Film and Broadway star Bronson Pinchot ('Perfect Strangers', Beverly Hills Cop, Broadway's Putting It Together and Sly Fox); Broadway star and Drama Desk Award nominee Kaitlin Hopkins (Bat Boy: The Musical, Anything Goes, Noises Off), and TV's popular "GLEE" star Heather Morris (also GLEE: The 3D Concert Movie, Ice Age; Continental Drift, 'Dancing with the Stars') will headline Scottsdale Musical Theater Company's limited one week engagement of the classic musical Annie, January 4 - 7, 2018 at Tempe Center for the Arts. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Annie Korzen, best known for her role as the Seinfeld parent's obnoxious Boca Vista neighbor, has written and will perform an original show about her hectic, eclectic and electric life on the big and small screens. Producers from Jane the Virgin to Brooklyn 99 call Korzen in when they need someone who can get a laugh on one line. Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy-winning Transparent, says, 'Annie Korzen is a force of nature - hilarious, brilliant, and a true inspiration.' (more...)

San Diego Women's Chorus Pride Kick Off Concert #SORRYNOTSORRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

 The San Diego Women's Chorus kicks-off Pride weekend with its bold and sassy concert #SorryNotSorry on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 7pm at the Irenic in North Park (3090 Polk Avenue). This edgy, fun concert features songs by Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, CeeLo Green, Beyonce, and Gloria Gaynor, as well as Holly Near, The Voice winner Jordan Smith, and country singer Kasey Musgraves. #SorryNotSorry is an uncensored show with adult language, more appropriate for mature teens and adults. Featuring full chorus numbers, along with small ensembles and spoken word performances, #SorryNotSorry is an SDWC show not to miss! (more...)

BWW Review: VELVET at The Palms At Crown
by Victoria Beal - Jun 12, 2017

Born from a enthusiasm for disco and an appreciation for the returning popularity of the variety show, VELVET is a night of sheer entertainment. An amalgam of circus, burlesque, variety, and concert forms, the audience is taken on a disco journey that ends in a room full of dancing and unbridled joy. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 11, 2017

The Wick Theatre proudly presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the musical features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Wolverton. The stage version of Beauty and the Beast includes memorable new songs in addition to familiar ones from the animated version such as "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", and the title song "Beauty and the Beast". (more...)

BWW Review: TREASURE ISLAND at the Stratford Festival is a Treasure Indeed
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 11, 2017

If you are planning a family trip to Stratford, Ontario in the coming months, here's something to add to your itinerary. Schulich Children's Plays' TREASURE ISLAND-currently on stage at Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre, is filled with wonder and delight and is sure to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. (more...)

The 2017 Tony Awards - He/She Said What?! Relive the Acceptance Speeches!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

As part of BroadwayWorld's expansive coverage of the 71st Annual Tony Awards, we are providing the full text of all of the 2017 Tony Award acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the bizarre, and everything in between. Keep up with all of the winners' speeches on our continuously updated list below. (more...)

First Look: ANNIE Plays Flat Rock for First Time Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

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