Spring Awakening on Tour


Advance Box Office Tops £10M as Full Cast Announced for UK Tour of THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The full cast are now announced for David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That's UK Tour of Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That.  The tour will begin at Manchester Opera House on 8 September, with a national press night on Tuesday 26 September 2017.  The advance box office for the tour has now topped a record-breaking £10million. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Austin Colby
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 9, 2017

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BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Chapel Off Chapel
by Victoria Beal - Jun 8, 2017

Based on the 1891 German play of the same name by Frank Wedekind and winning 8 Tony Awards in 2007, Spring Awakening is one of those rare musicals to have attained something of a cult status - the kind of show that people will claim changed their lives forever. (more...)

Ain't Too Proud to Beg! Will the Temptations Make Their Broadway Debut?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The New York Post has reported that a brand-new musical, based on the lives and career of motown legends, The Temptations, titled, 'Ain't Too Proud - The Temptations' held a staged reading was held in New York last week (more...)

THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  The brothers have been serving the acting community since 2003 with their groundbreaking monthly competition The Manhattan Monologue Slam, an opportunity for emerging actors to perform for industry professionals each and every month by providing a panel of judges consisting of agents, casting directors, producers and the like, offering valuable advice and critiques of the performers.   The Galinsky brothers have worked with actors that have gone on to such films as 2012, August Rush, Righteous Kill among others, and television shows including "Orange Is The New Black," "The Good Wife," "Nurse Jackie," "Law & Order," "Late Night with Conan O'Brian," among others. (more...)

THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM Competition to Trek Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Broadway's Krysta Rodriguez to Premiere New Cabaret in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Krysta Rodriguez is premiering her new cabaret in Indianapolis after starring on the small screen with John Lithgow in the NBC comedy Trial & Error. (more...)

Michael Chernus, Krysta Rodriguez and More to Star in Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season; Princess Diana Musical Joins Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced initial casting for the first mainstage and first musical workshop productions of the 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, running from June 23 through July 30, 2017: (more...)

#TheaterKidsUnite for The Trevor Project with SPEECH & DEBATE Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

To celebrate the 71st Tony Awards, Sycamore Pictures (Begin Again, The Hollars, The Way Way Back) is uniting theater kids with a social media viewing party of the hit teen comedy SPEECH & DEBATE. From Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11, celebrities and fans will join in a live online conversation using the hashtag #TheaterKidsUnite. (more...)

VIDEO: FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, Arrives in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Freaky Friday has made its way to Houston! See stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton talk about the show with Houston Life Reporter, Stephanie Gonzalez in the video below! (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Shines a Spotlight on Lerner And Loewe
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 6, 2017

The 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists presented From Camelot to California The Worlds of Lerner & Loewe this weekend and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Launches Season 15 with ANIMAL CRACKERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Cygnet Theatre will launch its 15th season with the musical comedy Animal Crackers, the hallmark of the Marx Brothers lunacy, based on the 1928 Broadway hit with book by Broadway masters George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind.  The success of the play was followed by the film version (1930), which launched the brothers into film stardom, never again appearing on Broadway. The Marx Brothers are commonly thought to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Area Stage's SPRING AWAKENING Touches with Raw Originality
by Trevor Durham - Jun 5, 2017

The well-oiled machine Manuel has created in his Spring Awakening is a small miracle in the intimate space, showcasing the truly remarkable cast. (more...)

Breaking: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Will Open at the Palace Theatre This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Following a critically lauded run in Chicago during Summer 2016, SpongeBob SquarePants will open on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street) this Fall. Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: It's Triple the Tonys Love for Producer Jordan Roth
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2017

Producer Jordan Roth has several reasons to celebrate this season. Three of his productions earned nominations this season (Groundhog Day, Present Laughter and Falsettos) and he couldn't be happier about it! (more...)

Photo Flash: War Story DOGFIGHT Hunkers Down at Hudson Mainstage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

AFTER HOURS THETRE COMPANY (who most recently produced I Love You Because) present, from the Academy Award-winning musical team responsible for "La La Land" and the smash Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, DOGFIGHT, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Peter Duchan, musical direction by Elmo Zapp, choreography and co-direction by Jennifer Oundjian and co-directed by Jennifer Strattan. DOGFIGHT will open on Friday, June 2 and perform through Sunday, June 25 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/3/2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/3/2017. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

'GREAT COMET', COME FROM AWAY and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Receive AEA's Excellence in Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Actors' Equity Association today named The Great Comet, Come From Away and A Doll's House Part 2 the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2016-17 theatrical season. (more...)

Other Theatre Announces 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company, now rebranded as "Other Theatre," is pleased to announce its 4th season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, presented in association with Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project and directed by Kelly Howe. (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Dazzles and Delights at Kennedy Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 21, 2017

Is this a rave? You bet your favorite things it is! Refreshing, revived, and ridiculously entertaining, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, now playing at the Kennedy Center through July 16 is a dream come true. Director Jack O'Brien has breathed new life into this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with vibrancy, an impeccable cast, and eye-popping designs set to delight audiences of any age. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Remy Zaken, and More Join CAMP WANATACHI: In Concert; Full Cast And Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Producer Bridget Regan, who has starred as Rose on CW's "Jane the Virgin" & Dottie Underwood on Marvel's "Agent Carter" and is presenting CAMP WANATACHI: In Concert (an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival), is proud to announce the full cast and creative team of production playing The Green Room 42 @ YOTEL (570 10th Ave.), July 30-August 1st. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre to Stage SHREK THE MUSICAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Shrek The Musical, a family-friendly production that boasts a new score by recent Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and a wildly comic book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

Sierra Rep to Present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Treat yourself to a burst of color this summer. Join Sierra Repertory Theatre for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a joyful family musical filled with song, dance, humor and a warm message of faith and forgiveness. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Photo Flash: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Gets Ready for Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, following a critically lauded run in Chicago during Summer 2016, SpongeBob SquarePants will open on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street) this Fall. Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

BWW TV: Poughkeepsie or Bust! 2017 Casts and Creatives Get Ready for a New Powerhouse Season
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 18, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film is preparing for the 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, running from June 23 through July 30, 2017: (more...)

BWW Review: MAD Theatre of Tampa Presents Stephen Sondheim's Iconic COMPANY at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2017

Ricky Marenda as Bobby leads a strong cast in a show that, nearly fifty years after it first opened, still resonates. (more...)

Cast and Artists Announced for HOT METAL MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh­­ announces a cast of 8 singers, who will perform 21 songs by 31 artists in its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, a showcase of members' work. With the assistance of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and extensive support from the Pittsburgh CLO, Hot Metal Musicals will be presented on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7:15 pm at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vassar & New York Stage and Film Get Ready for 33rd Powerhouse Theater Season!
by Walter McBride - Jun 16, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film is preparing for the 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, running from June 23 through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Ciaran Sheehan and Sarah Muirhead to Headline SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Broadway's "Phantom," Ciaran Sheehan, returns to Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to take on the role of GAYLORD RAVENAL in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's 1927 masterpiece Show Boat. Running from July 6-16 for 8 performances only, Show Boat will also star Boston's own Sarah Oakes Muirhead (Sunday in the Park with George) as MAGNOLIA HAWKS.  (more...)

Spencer Liff, Alex Newell, Nick Adams and More Set for The Wallis & BDF's Summer Musical Theater Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) and the Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) have announced the return of the annual Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive being held June 18 - 25, 2017 at The Wallis in Beverly Hills, as well as its talented musical theater faculty lineup comprised of Broadway performers, directors and casting directors. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 15, 2017
by - Jun 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Audra McDonald to Chair NYMF 2017; Lesli Margherita and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald (Shuffle Along; Ragtime; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) as 2017 NYMF Honorary Chair. (more...)

Review Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Sundance Institute Brings $151 Million in Economic Impact to Utah with 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced that its 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah in January, generated a total economic impact of $151.5 million. These numbers come from an independent economic and demographic study conducted by Y² Analytics, which used updated methodology and technology to give a more complete picture of the Festival's impact on the state of Utah's economy. They are in addition to the economic impact of Sundance Institute's year round Utah-based programs, such as the Filmmaker Labs and Summer Film Series.   (more...)

Cast Complete for Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group presents the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). Children of a Lesser God runs from June 22 through July 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm.      (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Alexandra Socha to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Debut with FINDING HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Alexandra Socha in Finding Home on June 28, 2017. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE to Perform with Broadway Talent at Mets Pride, NYC Pride and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

To celebrate 'Unstoppable', Broadway Sings for Pride's upcoming 7th annual Pride concert on Monday, June 26th and to kickoff New York City Pride, Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) will sing at events throughout the New York's boroughs! (more...)

Cast Set for 'Work in Progress' Production of JOYBUBBLES at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Other Palace has announced casting for its next 'Work In Progress' production Joybubbles, which started rehearsals ahead of their public sharing this Saturday 17 June. (more...)

Stars of WICKED, BEAUTIFUL, A BRONX TALE, and More Will Headline Benefit for LGBTQ Refugees
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Bobby Conte Thornton (A BRONX TALE) and Laurel Harris (WICKED, BEAUTIFUL) are among the stars who will lend their talents to Broadway Sings for Equality, a benefit concert which will raise money for Immigration Equality. Hosted by Larry Owens and Natalie Walker, the concert will take place on Monday, June 19 at 7:30pm at The Cutting Room in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The second company completing its residency this spring is Our Voices Theater, presenting the world premiere of Obie Award winner Charles Mee's SOOT AND SPIT, directed by Kim Weild, running now through June 17, 2017. Shows take place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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