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Blythe Gruda, Chris Crawford & More to Lead Actors' Playhouse's MURDER BALLADBlythe Gruda, Chris Crawford & More to Lead Actors' Playhouse's MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Actors' Playhouse has announced full casting for the upcoming Florida premiere of Murder Ballad, the new musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash that will play a limited four-week engagement at the Miracle Theatre from October 8 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co to Present NEXT TO NORMAL, From 8 JanuaryHayes Theatre Co to Present NEXT TO NORMAL, From 8 January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Boasting the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three Tony Awards including best musical score, Doorstep Arts in association with Hayes Theatre Co will present Next to Normal at Hayes Theatre Co from Thursday 8 January after a wildly successful season in Geelong earlier this year. (more...)

Classic Verse Clashes with Contemporary Culture in the  Sacramento Premiere of AN ILIAD by Denis O'Hare and Lisa PetersonClassic Verse Clashes with Contemporary Culture in the Sacramento Premiere of AN ILIAD by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

AN ILIAD demonstrates SacImpulse Theatre's ongoing commitment to contemporary translations and adaptations of classic works. Homer's Iliad as retold by one actor who shares the stage with a lone musician, has received acclaim across the country. 'AN ILIAD is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.' -Time Out NY. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah for Billy Porter - Ten Reason's to Love Broadway's Ultimate Powerhouse!Everybody Say Yeah for Billy Porter - Ten Reason's to Love Broadway's Ultimate Powerhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Broadway favorite Billy Porter is still killing it eight times a week at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre as everyone's favorite drag queen, Lola. The star of Kinky Boots just celebrated his birthday over the weekend, September 21, and the occasion got us thinking about all of the reasons that we adore the Tony Award winner. Just in case you need a reminder of why Billy is one of Broadway's most cherished stars, check out BroadwayWorld's list of ten reasons to love Billy Porter below! (more...)

Leo Hurley's FARMER'S EYES ON CITY SKIES Set for The Duplex, 9/26Leo Hurley's FARMER'S EYES ON CITY SKIES Set for The Duplex, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Composer Leo Hurley has announced his debut cabaret -- FARMER'S EYES ON CITY SKIES -- on September 26th at The Duplex. Tickets are on sale today. (more...)

SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts CenterSCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to announce that the world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon will let YOU choose the killer! With three different alternate endings, this is the first theatre production that asks you to TURN ON YOUR PHONES during the show to vote! (more...)

Lonny Price, Chris Cattelli, Marc Bruni and More to Helm NAMT's 2014 Festival Productions Next MonthLonny Price, Chris Cattelli, Marc Bruni and More to Helm NAMT's 2014 Festival Productions Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today the all-star lineup of directors and musical directors participating in the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

BWW Review:  SONGS, SCENES & STORIES:  40 YEARS OF OCTA Benefits the Olathe Civic Theater AssociationBWW Review: SONGS, SCENES & STORIES: 40 YEARS OF OCTA Benefits the Olathe Civic Theater Association
by Steve Wilson - Oct 4, 2014

Songs, Scenes & Stories: 40 Years of OCTA opened on Friday night October 3 at the Olathe Civic Theatre Association in Olathe, Kan. Written and compiled by Shelly Stewart Banks, Rebekah Grieb, and Peter Leondedis the program celebrates the 40th birthday of the theatrical company. (more...)

Cabaret Duo The DalyHughes to Bring 'You're Nothing Without Me' to Toronto Centre for the Arts, 10/24Cabaret Duo The DalyHughes to Bring 'You're Nothing Without Me' to Toronto Centre for the Arts, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

James Daly (Next To Normal) and Michael Hughes (2013 New York City Bistro Award winner) have joined forces forces and created The DalyHughes: You're Nothing Without Me, to be presented as part of the Encore Entertainment: Cabaret Soiree on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8pm at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

AVENUE Q Returning to NCTC this Holiday SeasonAVENUE Q Returning to NCTC this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

This holiday season, get ready for more outrageously delightful songs and charmingly naughty puppets, as New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the return of its sold-out, record-breaking hit Avenue Q, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. (more...)

Cabaret Duo The DalyHughes Brings 'You're Nothing Without Me' to Toronto Centre for the Arts TonightCabaret Duo The DalyHughes Brings 'You're Nothing Without Me' to Toronto Centre for the Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

James Daly (Next To Normal) and Michael Hughes (2013 New York City Bistro Award winner) have joined forces forces and created The DalyHughes: You're Nothing Without Me, to be presented as part of the Encore Entertainment: Cabaret Soiree tonight, October 24, 2014 at 8pm at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

Miners Alley Presents Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 11/14-12/21Miners Alley Presents Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 11/14-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Miners Alley Playhouse presents "Songs for a New World" November 14* through December 21 with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30.p.m.; Thursdays December 4, 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 16 & December 7 @ 6 p.m.; Sunday, November 30, December 14 & 21@ 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $26 and are available by calling 303-935-3044 or online at minersalley.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 22nd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 22nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 22, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. We've got Halloween offerings 'Musical Of The Living Dead,' 'Witches Among Us,' 'Bewildered!' and more, 'The Wild Party' and 'Parade,' plus brief appearaces by'Bells Are Ringing' and 'The Color Purple,' Duncan Sheik in concert and a review of 'Edges' at Davenport's! (more...)

Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!Margo Seibert, Jenni Barber, Lesli Margherita, Mitchell Jarvis and More Join NAMT's 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) is proud to announce final casting for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Michael Cassara Casting serves as the resident casting office for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Online Festival registration ends Friday, October 17. (more...)

Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview on Wednesday, November 5; Thursday, November 6; andFriday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown Set for Northlight Theatre's 40th Anniversary Party, 12/11Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown Set for Northlight Theatre's 40th Anniversary Party, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces Northlight's 40th Anniversary Party featuring a performance by Tony Award winner, composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. The event, which will also include a cocktail reception, raffle and auction, will be held at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $150, and are available at 847.673.6300 or northlight.org. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Daniel Breaker, Brian Gallagher and More Set for Events and Concerts as Part of NAMT's 2014 Festival of New MusicalsLindsay Mendez, Daniel Breaker, Brian Gallagher and More Set for Events and Concerts as Part of NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced casting for the additional concerts and events surrounding their 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. On October 22nd the Festival kicks off with The 46th Minute, a concert featuring cut songs and new material from all eight 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals selections, followed by The 2014 Songwriters Showcase on October 23rd and The Songwriters Sessions on October 23rd and 24th, all at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

INSPIRED Benefit Concert to Play Freedom Bar, 5 OctoberINSPIRED Benefit Concert to Play Freedom Bar, 5 October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Bobby Cronin and NEXT UK bring the hit NYC Inspired Benefit Concert Series to London with INSPIRED UK: A Benefit Concert for Manchester Dog's Home, on SUNDAY 5th OCTOBER at 7:30pm at Freedom Bar in Soho. (more...)

Regional Premiere of Disney's ON THE RECORD to Play WPPAC, 6/20-29Regional Premiere of Disney's ON THE RECORD to Play WPPAC, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Disney's On the Record, a musical revue and theatrical celebration of 75 years of Disney music, will have its tri-state regional premiere on the White Plains Performing Arts Center's main stage June 20 - 29. This show-stopping musical from Disney is set in a contemporary recording studio that sparkles with 64 of the most beloved songs ever written, from some of the most popular films ever made over the past 75 years. (more...)

Bailiwick Presents CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in Chicago Debut, Now thru July 12Bailiwick Presents CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in Chicago Debut, Now thru July 12
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of the 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of CARRIE: The Musical, with music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford, book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King, directed by Collective Member Michael Driscoll with choreography by Brigitte Ditmars and music direction by Collective Member Aaron Benham. This unique resurrection of 1988's CARRIE: The Musical will play today, May 29 - July 12, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best ScoreBRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best Score
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jason Robert Brown was nominated both for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for his work on The Bridges of Madison County this year. He won a Tony Award for Parade in 1999 and was nominated for Urban Cowboy in 2003, both in the Best Score category. (more...)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best OrchestrationsBRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best Orchestrations
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony for Best Orchestrations for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jason Robert Brown was nominated both for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for his work on THE BRIDGES OF MADISON County this year. He won a Tony Award for PARADE in 1999 and was nominated for URBAN COWBOY in 2003, both in the Best Score category. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Headed to Broadway?Jason Robert Brown's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Headed to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

Jason Robert Brown says that Honeymoon in Vegas will be coming to Broadway...soon! However, no dates have been confirmed. (more...)

BWW TV: BRIDGES' Jason Robert Brown on Taking the 2014 Tony for Best Original Score, OrchestrationsBWW TV: BRIDGES' Jason Robert Brown on Taking the 2014 Tony for Best Original Score, Orchestrations
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Brown had to say below! (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Co-Host Pre-TONY AWARDS Telecast!Tony Winner Billy Porter to Co-Host Pre-TONY AWARDS Telecast!
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS turned to their official Twitter page to announce the exciting news that Tony Award winning actor (and former 'Boots' cast member) Billy Porter will be co-hosting this year's pre-telecast for the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. (more...)

Warne Stage Company to Present SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 6/14-22Warne Stage Company to Present SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 6/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Warner Stage Company will present Songs for a New World, June 14-22, in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

Broadway's Jason Robert Brown to Live Stream Master Class and Concert, 6/22Broadway's Jason Robert Brown to Live Stream Master Class and Concert, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

After a March cancellation due to illness, Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown is rescheduled to offer a master class and concert in Downtown Lancaster. MASTER CLASS Join Jason Robert Brown to observe a three-hour master class for actors and singers on music theater repertory, focusing on improving musicality, clarifying dramatic choices and understanding song structure. (more...)

Breaking News+ Video: Jason Robert Brown's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to Open on Broadway This Fall!Breaking News+ Video: Jason Robert Brown's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to Open on Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

It's been announced, predicted and rumored and now it appears to be near official that Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas will be coming to Broadway this Fall. In a New York Times report on the closing of AFTER MIDNIGHT at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, they note that next up is said to be Honeymoon in Vegas, though dates are not yet confirmed. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl JonesTickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. (more...)

Billy Porter to Guest Judge on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCEBilly Porter to Guest Judge on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy will be joined by guest judges Billy Porter (Broadway's Kinky Boots) and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles). (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Adds Second SubCulture Show, 8/4Jason Robert Brown Adds Second SubCulture Show, 8/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Multi-award-winning composer/lyricist and acclaimed concert performer Jason Robert Brown is set to headline a new intimate solo show along with backing band Caucasian Rhythm Kings next month at NYC concert venue SubCulture and a second performance has just been added. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ciara Renee & More Set for NAMT's Songwriter Spotlight Concert at 54 Below, 8/25Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ciara Renee & More Set for NAMT's Songwriter Spotlight Concert at 54 Below, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present its Songwriter Spotlight concert at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on August 25 at 7pm. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

David Pintó y Marc Sambola vuelven a colaborar en 'Campamentos'David Pintó y Marc Sambola vuelven a colaborar en 'Campamentos'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 29, 2014

Los autores de 'Si quieres dulce no pidas calamares' regresan con un nuevo micromusical, una historia de recuerdos y nostalgia, interpretada por Elena Tarrats y Marc Pociello, acompañados a la guitarra por Marc Sambola, que se estrenará el próximo 31 de julio en Miniteatres Barcelona. (more...)

NoHo ACE to Premiere SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL, 9/12-11/9NoHo ACE to Premiere SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL, 9/12-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to present a world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon. SCARY MUSICAL The Musical will begin previews on Friday, September 12 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run for eight weeks through Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Set For Special SubCulture Show, 8/4Jason Robert Brown Set For Special SubCulture Show, 8/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 21, 2014

Multi-award-winning composer/lyricist and acclaimed concert performer Jason Robert Brown is set to headline a new intimate solo show along with backing band Caucasian Rhythm Kings next month at NYC concert venue SubCulture. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New MusicalsAdam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Jeanine Tesori and Martin Charnin Come to WPPAC for 'Creating Broadway' Series This Summer, FallJason Robert Brown, Jeanine Tesori and Martin Charnin Come to WPPAC for 'Creating Broadway' Series This Summer, Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre has announced the premiere of the Creating Broadway Series. This series will spotlight top-notch Broadway artists showcasing the talents that got them to the Great White Way. The series will be presented in the form of concerts, master classes, lectures and workshops. Whether participating or observing, these events promise to be amazing opportunities for teaching and learning for theatre enthusiasts and professionals of all levels. (more...)


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Bayou City Theatrics Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS 9/5-13Bayou City Theatrics Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS 9/5-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

THE LAST FIVE YEARS plays a limited engagement with five performances, September 5, 6 at 8:00 p.m., September 7 at 5:00 p.m. as well as September 12 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at www.BayouCityTheatrics.com or at the door, though BCT suggests advanced purchases, to secure admission to their intimate venue. (more...)

Staged! to Present PARADE by Jason Robert Brown, 9/20-10/12Staged! to Present PARADE by Jason Robert Brown, 9/20-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Staged! and Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown go way back. For the past three years the company has been delighting musical theatre audiences with top-notch production of the composer's work and has the awards and accolades to show for it. This time, Staged! presents JRB's dark and ambitious musical Parade, September 20 through October 12. A dark and compelling look at American justice and racism, Parade won two Tony Awards for its sweeping score and powerful message. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IVRT's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Continuing Through 9/7Photo Flash: First Look at IVRT's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Continuing Through 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company (IVRT) is proud to announce the third show and second musical production in their season: Songs for a New World, continuing tonight, August 29 and September 5-7, 2014 at TIBBIES Center Stage Theater in Fontana. (more...)

LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK to Premiere at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, 9/18LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK to Premiere at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Chinless Productions and Eric & Christine Kovac present the World Premiere of an unauthorized parody, LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK, written by Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon, musical direction by DeReau K. Farrar, choreography by Heather Ashleigh Rivers and directed by Steven Brandon. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWNMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

IVRT to Present SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 8/26IVRT to Present SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company (IVRT) is proud to announce the third show and second musical production in their season: Songs for a New World, beginning August 26th at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont and then continuing August 29 and September 5-7, 2014 at TIBBIES Center Stage Theater in Fontana. (more...)

Bayou City Theatrics Opens 2014 Season with Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 9/5-13Bayou City Theatrics Opens 2014 Season with Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 9/5-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Jamie is a budding novelist who has everything planned out, with happiness and success at the tip of his fingers. Cathy is an aspiring actress who cannot catch a break. The couple seems to fit together perfectly, like an interpersonal jigsaw puzzle. Jamie has found his "Shiksa Goddess" and Cathy is finally "A Part of That." But are they prepared for the inevitable ups and downs that come with marriage? (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS below! (more...)

Hit Cabaret Show OPTION UP! to Return Aug 10 at Stage 773Hit Cabaret Show OPTION UP! to Return Aug 10 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Option Up!, the acclaimed musical theater cabaret and talk-show, returns Sunday, August 10, 2014 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Aaron Benham and Christopher Pazdernik, Option Up! runs the second Sunday of each month through November 9 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

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