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Director, Designer, & Performer Resign Over Failure to Diversify Casting
by Julie Musbach - Apr 8, 2017

Calgary Opera is in the beginning steps of staging South Pacific, and the casting process has caused an uproar within the production. According to The Globe and Mail, special advisor to the company Bob McPhee says they are struggling to find an actress of Asian descent to play the role of Bloody Mary, one of the lead Tonkinese characters. (more...)

Betty Buckley Releases New Live Double Album 'Story Songs' Today; Full Tracklist
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY will introduce her powerful new live double album Story Songs from Palmetto Records today, Friday, April 7. (more...)

Indie Drama AFTER THE REALITY, Starring Matthew Morrison, Coming to On Demand
by Movies News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Orchard has acquired North American rights to the new indie film AFTER THE REALITY, starring Matthew Morrison and Sarah Chalke. The drama marks David Anderson's feature directorial debut. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 7, 2017
by - Apr 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Stars to Sing The Music of Bobby Cronin to Benefit The Humane Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin will hold the final concert of his international tour at The Green Room 42 on April 19th at 8pm. (more...)

Daniel Koek to Tell WEST END STORY This Summer at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Daniel Koek's West End Story on July 19th at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: With Effortless Style, Matthew Morrison Makes His Music City Debut
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2017

Oozing charm, exuding confidence and with a sense of effortless style, Broadway's song-and-dance man Matthew Morrison makes his Music City debut in a three-night stand at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, backed by the Grammy Award-winning musicians of the Nashville Symphony under the baton of conductor Steven Jarvi. (more...)

Better Yourself by Getting to Know the Cast of WAR PAINT- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 6, 2017

War Paint, a new musical, opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre. Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech to Star as 'Che' in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival announced today that Broadway, film and television actor Dan Domenech will star as Che in Evita this summer at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The production opens the Festival's 26th season. (more...)

Broadway's OSLO to Make UK Premiere at The National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The National Theatre today (6 April 2017) announced the UK premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of OSLO, a gripping new play by J T Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher which is currently in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker and Marin Mazzie Sign on for the New York Pops' 34th Birthday Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

As previously announced, on Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

Eric Samuelsen's THE ICE FRONT Gets Readings at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company concludes its 2016-2017 Play-by-Play season with readings of Eric Samuelsen's new play, The Ice Front. The staged readings will take place at the Dumke Auditorium of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the Dream
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 23, 2017

I am incredibly proud of all my kids and Ryan is pursuing his dream as a performer. He has been performing for quite awhile now as a professional and I have had the idea that this would be so since about his Junior year in High School. I have always taken the time to include my kids (when they have shown an interest) into the shows I was doing. Ryan and his older sister, Kaitlynn, were able to be more inundated with it at a young age as I was more active as a professional performer and they got to be backstage and at rehearsal, and often in shows with me. Whenever I was in a show that needed kids, I got them an audition and, since they were talented, often got cast, so we were able to share the stage. Sound of Music, South Pacific, Music Man, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, all shows that my kids been able to share with me. (more...)

BWW Review: VMT's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Finds Success with Young Star
by Emel Ertugrul - Apr 23, 2017

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, through April 23. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

West Side Theatre Co. Introduces Itself with FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A BROADWAY BENEFIT CONCERT
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 21, 2017

The non-profit West Side Theatre Company has recently been formed to bring more theatre to the west side of Utah Lake, including Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs. Its initial production will be FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A BROADWAY BENEFIT CONCERT on April 28, when its first full season of entertainment will be announced. (more...)

Stars from LES MIZ, EVITA and More Line Up for Tim Realbuto's 'BECAUSE I CAN' at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Tim Realbuto, popular singer, actor and playwright, returns to The Metropolitan Room with his new show on Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Ian Carlyle, Enyonam Gbesemete, and More in 30th Anniversary Production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

BLUES IN THE NIGHT at The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square will be performed by Ian Carlyle, Enyonam Gbesemete, Cleo Higgins & Bleu Woodward; with a live blues band for two performances only to celebrate the shows 30th Anniversary. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2017

A big GOOD MORNING shout-out to today's eye-poppingly gorgeous cover models - the beautiful and talented Tosha Pendergrast and her equally dreamy husband Benjamin Pendergrast, who start off their morning by catching up on the latest theatrical dish while listening to the score of Legally Blonde, Tosha's next choreographic assignment for Pull-Tight Players before she heads off to teach dance, among other things, at Christ Presbyterian Academy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Walnut Theatre Gets Ready to Dance with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017!
by Sally Henry - Apr 20, 2017

The winners are in! BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Hippodrome - An Homage to Musical Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 20, 2017

A stellar cast establishes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a 'Must See Musical'! (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale to Star in City Center Concert Staging of BRIGADOON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Tony-winner Kelli O'Hara will star in a concert staging of the Lerner and Loewe classic BRIGADOON at New York's City Center. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Announces Casting for Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Theatre Raleigh's Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady announces the casting for  their Summer Series at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Season tickets are on-sale now and individual tickets will be available on May 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Laurissa Romain, aka 'Lala', to Return to The Bitter End with New Songs, Covers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Laurissa Romain, aka 'Lala', returns to The Bitter End with her new original songs and covers of Christina Aguilera, Adele, Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse. (more...)

FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY: A MUSICAL REVUE (OF SORTS) to Continue Journey with Stage Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of 'From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Revue (of sorts)' with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Bobby Cronin and Friends to Benefit the Humane Society This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin will hold a benefit for the Humane Society at The Green Room 42 this Wednesday April 19th at 8pm. (more...)

Christiane Noll to Make Met Room Debut with THE IRA GERSHWIN ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Chiristiane Noll will make her Metropolitan Room debut with 'The Ira Gershwin Album' on May 24th and June 7th at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Talented Cast Sails into SOUTH PACIFIC at Jewel Box Theatre
by Robert Barossi - Apr 16, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein shows are known for being of a certain type. They are rarely what might be called small or minimalist and it would be tricky for any theater to do minimalist versions of most of them. These are shows that often have the word “big” attached to them and for a smaller sized theater with somewhat  limited resources to attempt one of these big shows is an ambitious effort. Jewel Box Theatre is currently trying to do just that with a fully staged production of one of these shows, South Pacific, and the attempt ends up with highly mixed results. (more...)

Lisa Jason Announces ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Another Hundred People is Lisa Jason's loving, humorous and personal tribute to the joys and struggles of being an artist in New York. Like so many young people with a head full of dreams, Jason first moved to New York at the age of seventeen to be a ballet dancer/rock star. Marriage and parenthood took her away from the city she so loved. With her youngest child off to college and alone again, Jason moved back to New York to chase her dreams (more...)

Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center Announce Film Screening and Discussion Panel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

???????The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3 announces their hosting of a benefit film screening of the PBS documentary, Out of His Dreams, at the County Theater in Doylestown PA., Wednesday May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Jessica Martin to Star in the European Premiere of BALLROOM at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

West End leading lady Jessica Martin will play the leading role of Bea Asher in Ballroom at Waterloo East Theatre, the part originally created on Broadway by Dorothy Loudon. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I: Still Something Wonderful
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 14, 2017

The National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I brings its parade of adorable children, a pair of star-crossed lovers, an imperial ruler, and a strong-willed, warm-hearted educator to the Boston Opera House through April 23rd. One of the grande dames of the 1950s, THE KING AND I retains its exalted place in the R & H pantheon, thanks to the artistry of Director Bartlett Sher, a songbird by the name of Laura Michelle Kelly, and a flawed King of Siam for our times, Jose Llana. (more...)

Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 13, 2017

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast! (more...)

MOTOWN and DREAMGIRLS Stars Launch WEST END UNPLUGGED at W London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On Monday, April 17th, 2017 42 Seven Productions, the producers of the hit BROADWAY AT W concert series, takes on the West End with the stars and cast members of Motown the Musical launching WEST END UNPLUGGED AT W. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Illuminates the Timeless Relationship Between Art and Culture, Paying Tribute to the 1940s
by Casey Mink - Apr 13, 2017

At the most recent BROADWAY BY THE YEAR presentation on March 27, at its usual home of the Town Hall, the 1940s was the sent-up decade from which the evening's performers sang. At a time in the country that currently bears striking and cryptic similarity to that grim period of global history, the resonance of the evening's selections rang eerily. Additionally, they also demonstrated how little the relationship between culture and society has changed over the last seven decades. (more...)

Broadway's OSLO to Be Adapted to Big Screen; Bartlett Sher to Direct
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 13, 2017

While Lincoln Center's production of OSLO does not officially open until tonight, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Tony Award winning director Bartlett Sher (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, South Pacific, THE KING AND I) will helm a big screen adaptation of the critically acclaimed play (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher star in The Addams Family, coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (May). (more...)

April Entertainment Continues at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Spring has sprung at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room with April's lively entertainment lineup! This month's performances (in order of appearance) include Jonathan Karrant, Courtney Day, Paula Johns "Happy Birthday Ella", Bob Egan (for his Singer's Showcase), Michael Richard Kelly with a special birthday celebration weekend for Dino Kelly-Cataldi and, the last weekend in April features Jeffrey Coon. Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room - the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s - is located at 287 Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Penny Fuller, Paulo Szot and More to Join Jamie deRoy's Tony Awards Celebration at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-studded Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed Birdland on Sunday, May 7 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Roleystone Theatre's 20th Anniversary Production of OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

A 20-year anniversary production of the famed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! comes to Roleystone Theatre this May. Last staged at the theatre in 1997, directors Paul Treasure and Bree Hartley are bringing it to life again with a new cast, celebrating the groundbreaking musical that ushered in the golden age of musical theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Podcast: Dreams Really Do Come True as 'National Treasure' Carmen Cusack Visits Broadwaysted
by Broadwaysted - Apr 11, 2017

Since our first episode, she's been the topic of fanatical discussion and the voice that covers our curse words--so it's no wonder we're beyond excited to sit down with BRIGHT STAR star and #NationalTreasure Carmen Cusack! (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Perform at Club 11 London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Club 11 London and The Hippodrome Casino are thrilled to bring star of the worldwide hit series Glee and Broadway's Matthew Morrison to London for three intimate concerts at 8pm and 11pm on Tuesday 16th and 11pm on Wednesday 17th May 2017. (more...)

Tim Realbuto to Return to the Met Room with 'BECAUSE I CAN' BC/EFA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Tim Realbuto, the popular singer and actor, who previously sold out engagements at the Metropolitan Room and other venues across the city, will return to the Met Room with the all-new BC/EFA benefit show 'BECAUSE I CAN,' featuring surprise Broadway guest stars, a full band, and a raffle! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Danny Burstein
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Apr 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

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