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Based on the play by Richard Harris

Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs in a low-rent dance studio some dance skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

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...)

Sayif Sanyika Pens NEVER ALONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Sayif Sanyika, author of 'Pieces of My Soul,' returns to the publishing world with his latest work 'Never Alone: A covenant with the spirit' (published by Xlibris). This new book charts the author personal journey of self-discovery, healing and redemption and invites readers to experience the same transformation in their own lives. (more...)

Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens to Reprise 'NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS' Concert at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Los Angeles' reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman, will return to the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 30 at 6:30 pm performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film for a very special screening of Disney's timeless holiday classic, 'TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.' (more...)

Alex Frankel (Holy Ghost!) Drops Surprise Solo Single 'Negative Space'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

2016 has seen the NYC-based Holy Ghost! frontman drop the glorious nu-disco Crime Cutz EP with bandmate Nick Millhiser via DFA and open the wildly successful Frankel's Delicatessen in Greenpoint Brooklyn with his brother Zach. (more...)

Physical Show About Motherhood and National Service Comes to the Etcetera Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Using his body and voice, Niv Petel weaves a vivid and detailed familial relationship in KNOCK KNOCK, a physical solo show exploring the effects of National Service on a single mother and her only son in Israel. (more...)

Gospel Songstress Christina Releases Freshman Album JUST BELIEVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

???????Gospel singer Christina has released her debut project, titled JUST BELIEVE, today. The 7-song project boasts contributions from Aaron Sledge (Mary Mary, Jessica Reedy), D Jamel Kimbrough (Todd Dulaney), and Darrel Walls of The Walls Group. (more...)

STEPPING OUT Comes to the West End Starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris's award-winning comedy opens at London's Vaudeville Theatre with preview performances from 1 March 2017 and opening night for press on 14 March 2017. (more...)

Evergreen Players present STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Evergreen Players presents 'Stepping Out' October 21 through November 6 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, CO. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 Adults; $16 students/seniors (60+), Youth (12 and under) $10 by calling 303-674-4934 or online at Group discounts are also available. (more...)

Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role in CINDERELLA at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O'Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup). (more...)

CHICAGO to Bring the Cell Block to Marlowe Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: Chicago comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

BWW Review: FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is an Underwhelming, Sanitized Disappointment
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

I am aware that what I am about to write is likely going to be a critical outlier, but I didn't hate FOX's television adaptation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which they clumsily subtitled LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN. Now, I didn't particularly like it either, but to be frank (pun intended), I was expecting it to be far, far worse. While I am not a ROCKY HORROR expert, there didn't appear to be any horrendous missteps in the broadcast, in fact there were moments, even entire scenes, that were passably entertaining. However, on the whole, the endeavor just kept bringing to mind one simple question; 'Why?' (more...)

Oliver Tompsett, Sally Ann Triplett, Jodie Jacobs, Alice Fearn and Sandra Marvin to Take Cover in London Premiere of DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

DISASTER! the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, will premiere in London for two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20 November. (more...)

Fran Drescher Joins Dr. Oz To Discuss her Journey With Cancer and The Risks She Wants You To Be Aware Of
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Tomorrow, the star of the Emmy award- winning series, The Nanny, Fran Drescher reveals how she's Stepping Out as one of the most powerful voices in women's health. Drescher shares with Oz what you should know about reducing your cancer risk right now. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Whodunnit REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Comes To Theatre Royal Glasgow
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo, comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery.  (more...)

Jake Clayton Releases 'By The Light Of The Moon' Video
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Jake Clayton's new music video for the title track 'By The Light Of The Moon' has been released online at (more...)

JACK Sets Summer 2016 Season on Dance, Theatre & More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

This summer, JACK presents the premiere of Toshiki Okada's Quiet, Comfort, commissioned by Hoi Polloi and directed by Alec Duffy, a duo of singer/performer Helga Davis and choreographer/dancer Ji?i Bartovanec (of the Sasha Waltz Dance Company), the premiere of the play The Animals, by Amina Henry, a new piece by choreographer Biba Bell, the second annual Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival, curated by Valerie Kuehne, plus several concerts throughout the season. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Nettles Talks New Solo Album 'Playing with Fire' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

One half of the chart-topping country music duo Suagarland, Jennifer Nettles is Stepping Out with her second solo album, "Playing with Fire." She stopped by NBC's TODAY to tell Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie that the album is about "taking risks and evolving.' (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Honors Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, celebrates its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit tonight, Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center(East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie.  The master of ceremonies for the evening is noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia. (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

New Cast Announced for UK Tour of REHEARSAL FOR MURDER
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detective series Columbo comes this classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery. Following the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses across the UK, Bill Kenwright Ltd began an exciting new chapter in January 2016 with the launch of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company and its first production REHEARSAL FOR MURDER, adapted for the stage by David Rogers, which today announces casting for the next leg of the hit UK tour. (more...)

Amanda Holden to Fly Into London's CINDERELLA as the Fairy Godmother
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT judge Amanda Holden has a busy theatre schedule this year. After touring with Stepping Out this autumn, the Daily Mail reports she will fly into the London Palladium production of CINDERELLA as the Fairy Godmother, for a five-week run from December 9. (more...)

Promise Productions to Present TO JANE WITH LOVE at Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Promise Productions is excited to present To Jane with Love as part of the 27th annual Toronto Fringe Festival, June 29th - July 10th, 2016.  The Fringe Festival is Toronto's largest theatre and performance festival- with more than 155 productions featured at over 30 venues across the west end of Toronto, drawing more than 90,000 people over 12 days each year. There is something for everyone, with musicals, comedies, family programming, drama, dance, improv and anything else you can imagine on offer. "Having my play as part of The Fringe Festival is both honouring and fulfilling. I just want the message delivered far and wide," says Deon Denton, writer and director of To Jane with Love.  (more...)

Jessie Wallace to Play 'Mama Morton' in UK Tour of CHICAGO, Aug. 15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play the role of 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (15 - 20 August), Belfast Grand Opera House (5 - 10 September), Liverpool Empire (12 - 17 September), Glasgow King's Theatre (19 - 24 September), Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre (26 September - 1 October), Bromley Churchill Theatre (10 - 15 October), Woking New Victoria Theatre (17 - 22 October), Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (24 - 29 October), Norwich Theatre Royal (31 October - 5 November) and Leeds Grand Theatre (22 - 26 November). Please see full listings below. (more...)

EastEnders' Jessie Wallace Joins Touring Production of CHICAGO
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most-loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play Mama Morton in the musical's touring production. (more...)

Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone Board NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone will star as Olivia and Dan respectively in the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard, joining the previously announced Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bransom and Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, along with Alasdair Buchan as Hubert, Anne Odeke as Nurse Libby, Mandi Symonds as Mrs Terence and Melissa Vaughan as Dora.  (more...)

BWW Review: On Site Opera's FIGARO a Charming Diversion that's Not Mozart
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 20, 2016

“Bride's side or groom's? I'm Count Almaviva,” said the elegant actor as we entered what, we are told, is the Count's summer palace. “Bride's side or groom's?” says the seductive brunette in a bath towel, Stepping Out of the tub. She introduces herself as the Countess, Rosina. Upstairs, downstairs, in my lady's chamber (and the atrium), we are cordially invited to the world of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO--the name of the event as well as the opera--joining the Jack of all trades and the lovely Susanna, compliments of the ever-creative On Site Opera. (more...)

SHANGRI-LA to Make World Premiere at Finborough Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Part of the Finborough Theatre's summer season of new writing, the world premiere of a first play by an exciting new playwright, Shangri-La by Amy Ng opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 14 July and Friday, 15 July 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Announces 2016 Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the finalists of the 2016 summer one-act play competition. (more...)

Three Books by Three Women Authors are Showcased Online This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Three very different books by three women authors are being showcased online all this month at is owned and operated by Each book is not only written by a woman, it also features a woman as the main character. The three books are: Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces by Dorit Sasson At age nineteen, Dorit Sasson, a dual American-Israeli citizen, was trying to make the status quo work as a college student?until she realized that if she didn't distance herself from her neurotic, worrywart of a mother, she would become just like her. Accidental Soldier is Sasson's story of how she dropped out of college and volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces in an effort to change her life?and how, in Stepping Out of her comfort zone and into a war zone, she discovered courage and faith she didn't know she was capable of. White Medicine Woman by Gladys Swedak White Medicine Woman is a work of fiction and tells the story of a young white woman named Irene who loses her memory and is adopted by an indian tribe's medicine woman, Magic Dove. Over time, Irene's memory comes back. Unable to return to her former life, Irene becomes a permanent member of the Bear Clan, and is given the name Magic Moon. She learns the ways of her new family and is even given the choice between two of the clan's warriors to take as her husband. But not everyone wants to have a white woman be part of an Indian tribe. When Magic Moon is kidnapped by a Spirit Seer, she must prove her own bravery and find her way back to her clan so she can claim her place as its new White Medicine Woman. Giulia Goes to War by Joan Leotta Wartime work draws Giulia DeBartolo out of her close Western Pennsylvania family into a world of intrigue, spies and new friends in Wilmington, North Carolina's shipyard building Liberty ships. Giulia soon discovers supporting the war effort can include fun evenings like dancing with young servicemen at the local USO. It is at one of these dances she meets John O'Shea, an unsuitable suitor according to her old-fashioned parents. As they grapple with the problems of their own budding relationship, John and Giulia encounter a Nazi spy tasked with blowing up part of the Wilmington shipyard. Saving the shipyard from the spy may prove easier than convincing her parents to let her marry John. Giulia must decide what it means to be a good daughter while still following her own heart. To find out more about each of these books and the authors, visit, where you can also listen to recent interviews with each author. For more information on writing and publishing go to (more...)

Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack, Ruta Gedmintas, Matthew Lewis Set to Star in the London Premiere of UNFAITHFUL at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed, sold out productions of The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, Emily Dobbs Productions is thrilled to present the London premiere of Unfaithful, a blackly comic new play starring Sean Campion (The Borgias, Stones in his Pockets), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Tudors) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate). (more...)

AiNET Brings Dark Fiber to 901 15th Street Northwest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016


Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Addition of Acclaimed Storyteller Nicholas Sparks and Tony Bennett
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced two big additions to its 2016-2017 lineup. In partnership with Copperfield's Books, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7 p.m., Sonoma County welcomes one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, acclaimed novelist Nicholas Sparks. The celebrated storyteller makes a stop at The Center on tour with his new work "Two by Two.' On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8 p.m., the preeminent singer of the 20th and 21st centuries, Tony Bennett, returns to Santa Rosa for one night only on the heels of celebrating his 90th birthday on August 3, 2016.   (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016


Robert Powell and Liza Goddard Set to Star in RELATIVELY SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Robert Powell and Liza Goddard will star in a new production of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking; one of his funniest plays and one that turned him into a household name. (more...)

Apple, Google, Microsoft - Who Will Do The DLD Challenge to Impact the Lives of 500,000 Students?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016


BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Gray's Inn Hall, 22 August 2016
by Gary Naylor - Aug 23, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine addition to the Shakespeare 400 season with a return of The Comedy of Errors to its original venue but with a 1929 vibe. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS Opens August 25th at Weston Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Beginning August 25, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents the pivotal play of Arthur Miller's career and the second production of its five-year American Masters series, an initiative dedicated to bringing classics of American drama to Weston's stage with artists of national stature. (more...)

Winterpills to Celebrate New Album at Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From slurry, fuzzy guitar to strings, Winterpills signature melodies see their most expansive sounds to date on 'Love Songs,' out now on Signature Sounds. (more...)

AMC to Tap Into Today's Political Environment to Promote TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES Season 3
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

In support of the upcoming third season premiere of AMC's Revolutionary War drama, “TURN: Washington's Spies,” the network will launch a witty, tongue-in-cheek multi-platform campaign (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 4-10, Featuring Paulo Szot, Nick Adams, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Nick Adams Hosts Broadway for Africa; Greg Hildreth at 54 Below; 54 Sings Chaka Khan Featuring LaChanze, Lindsay Mendez, and More; Paulo Szot at 54 Below; and The Cast of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera Sings the Music of Frank Wildhorn. (more...)

Jake Clayton Releases 'By The Light Of The Moon' Video & Opens for Cole Swindell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Jake Clayton's new music video for the title track 'By The Light Of The Moon' has been released online at (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Series VIRTUALLY IN LOVE, 5/24
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Oxygen Media takes the ultimate leap of faith when VIRTUALLY IN LOVE premieres on Tuesday, May 24 at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Celebrating more than 50 years of world renowned superstar Liza Minnelli's show-stopping performances, HATS OFF TO LIZA - A MUSICAL CELEBRATION will fete the icon and living legend through music, song and dance at The Metropolitan Room on Friday, May 13, 2016. (more...)

Paulo Szot, Greg Hildreth, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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