Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. Staged in a cozy 110-seat theatre, this production of "Gypsy" offers audience members the intimacy of a local theatre with the professionalism of Broadway -- an experience only MTC MainStage can provide. (more...)

Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

More than 60 million people in 40 countries on six different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia!, the iconic musical about love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it right, all set to the music of ABBA, one of the most popular bands in the world.  (more...)

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - West End Production Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Full casting is announced for Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron). An American in Paris features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. Directly following celebrated engagements in Paris and New York, this critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical bursts into life in the West End from Saturday 4 March 2017 with the official opening night on Tuesday 21 March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre.  (more...)

Official: Tim Key, Paul Ritter & Rufus Sewell to Star in ART at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team. (more...)

Special Guests Katharine McPhee and Adrianna McPhee Join their Mom, Peisha, in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Katharine and Adriana McPhee will join their mom Peisha McPhee along with award-winning pianist Sergiu Tuhutziu for Chopin Meets Broadway at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at 8:30pm. (more...)

Robert J. Sherman to Take Part in Special Masterclass with Michael Xavier
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM) has announced Robert J. Sherman as their first speaker at a special VIP Masterclass on Sunday, 2 October 2016. (more...)

Hit Musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Makes its South African Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, invite local audiences to join them for what they hope will be the musical journey of a lifetime when the critically-acclaimed hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, based on the Oscar-winning film, makes its South African debut next year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Grizabellas of Past, Present & Future Unite Backstage at CATS!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 27, 2016

There were Grizabellas here, there, and everywhere last night at the Winter Garden Theatre, as current CATS star Leona Lewis, her upcoming replacement Mamie Parris, and original Broadway glamor cat Betty Buckley met up backstage. Also in attendance was stage and screen star Bryan Batt, who played Munkustrap during the show's first run. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

Alice Ripley to Open 2016-17 Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Nourse concert series has announced a return to San Francisco for the 2016/17 season. Kicking off the series this season will be Broadway star Alice Ripley, Tony Award winner for "Next to Normal" on Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM. (more...)

Chris Isaacson Presents CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Chopin Meets Broadway, the unique artistic collaboration of acclaimed vocalist Peisha McPhee and award-winning pianist Sergiu Tuhutziu for two shows only on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood.  (more...)

BWW Review: RUTHLESS!, Farcical Romp at Beck, But . . .
by Roy Berko - Sep 20, 2016

Adorable eight-year-old girls are supposed to play with dolls, be obsessed with the color pink, and gossip about their friends on a smart phone. Right? Wrong, if you are Tina Denmark. She wants to be a theatrical star. Now! Not later, NOW! (foot stomp!) What will she do to get her dream? (more...)

Stage and Screen Icon Rita Moreno to Perform in Queens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Rita Moreno's show-stopping performances from the American Songbook and Broadway classics will enthrall audiences at QPAC on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Belmont Theatre to Present YOUTH PRODUCTION of the Iconic Musical Comedy SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Belmont Theatre, formerly York Little Theatre, will feature some of the area's most talented students to present the youth version of the musical SCHOOL OF ROCK September 23-25, 29 & 30, October 1 & 2.  Youth 18 and younger will play their instruments LIVE on stage as well as sing music from this full length production which is also currently running on Broadway.   (more...)

RAGTIME Releases Its First Picture - Meet Coalhouse Walker Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ako Mitchell stars as Harlem musician Coalhouse Walker Jr., one of the central characters in the musical 'Ragtime'. This stunning new actor-musician version, with a cast led by West End and Broadway stars EARL CARPENTER and  ANITA LOUISE COMB, will follow critically acclaimed 'Titanic' as the second in-house production at Charing Cross Theatre. (more...)

Fiddlehead Theatre Company Presents Boston Premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical.  Priscilla will run for 10 performances from September 30- October 9, 2016, at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre (265 Tremont Street, Boston).  This spectacular production will star Broadway's Larry Daggett (Ragtime) as Bernadette, the dignified "Mother" figure leading a trio of glamorous drag performers on the ride of their lives across the Australian Outback.  (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

BWW TV: Everybody Say Yeah! KINKY BOOTS Celebrates One Year in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2016

Celebrate the very first West End birthday of Kinky Boots with the video below, featuring interviews with the new cast, creative team and happy theatergoers! (more...)

MAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Family, friends and the Broadway community will come together to celebrate the life of beloved wardrobe supervisor Irene Bunis on Monday, September 26 at 3:00pm at The Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), longtime home of Broadway's hit musical MAMMA MIA!, which Irene kept vibrantly befitted in spandex and platform boots for fourteen years. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Full Casting for SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which will receive its UK Premiere in a brand new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening on Wednesday 26 October with previews from Friday 21 October. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Betty Buckley and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 14-25, 2016. Scroll down or visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Direct from NYC, Ryan Raftery's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS—LIVE ON STAGE Will Open at Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Direct from six sold-out performances at Joe's Pub in New York City, Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Ryan Raftery will bring his new show Watch What Happens-Live on Stage! to the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for two shows only on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at 8:30pm.  (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The United Solo Festival Presents A JEWISH JOKE
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2016

United Solo Festival will present writer/performerPhil Johnson in his latest solo work, A Jewish Joke - a drama about comedy as relevant today is it was during the McCarthy era - in a single performance on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) (more...)

BWW Review: MADDIE 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition London Cast Album
by Jenny Ell - Oct 6, 2016

Further empowering their ethos of preserving 'lost' British theatre, Stage Door Records are releasing their latest cast album, Maddie, with a 20th Anniversary Deluxe edition bumper pack of a CD. Originally developed at Oxford University in 1990 during a Stephen Sondheim masterclass, emerging and ambitious producer Kenny Wax opened the show at Salisbury Playhouse in 1996 following a series of workshops. The production then went on to open in the West End the next year following superb reactions from the critics. The two-disc album includes the original recording, alongside a collection of studio demos which include cut songs and alternate versions, and three bonus tracks recorded this year. (more...)

Nance Williamson, Zachary Prince and More to Lead Pioneer Theater Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, October 21 - November 5, 2016. (more...)

Tony Winner Daisy Eagan to Return to THE SECRET GARDEN at D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

25 years after the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story The Secret Garden, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle will co-present the timeless tale from November 15-December 31 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). The musical is directed by David Armstrong, Artistic Director at The 5th Avenue Theatre, with whom STC is co-producing the production. (more...)

Daisy Eagan-Led THE SECRET GARDEN to Bloom at 5th Avenue Theatre After D.C. Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and Washington D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company have announced a phenomenal cast of international renown for their co-production of the haunting musical, The Secret Garden. (more...)

Cy Coleman's Tony Award-Winning Comedy ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Returns to London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Geoids Musical Theatre have announced a new production of Cy Coleman's multi-award winning musical comedy On the Twentieth Century which comes to London for a limited run at the Bridewell Theatre from 25 to 29 October 2016. (more...)

Lonny Price to Direct New Warhol/Basquiat Play 'COLLABORATION' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Staged Dreams has announced the world premiere of COLLABORATION: WARHOL & BASQUIAT, a new American play written by Tony Award nominee Calvin Levels and directed by Tony Award nominee Lonny Price. (more...)

Photo Flash: It's Just Peachy at HOLIDAY INN, Existential at SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the ladies of Holiday Inn feeling peachy, Something Rotten's Shakespeare getting existential, and more! (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns to the Catalina Jazz Club 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to the Catalina Jazz Club in the heart of Hollywood for its latest showcase of emerging musical theater creators and performers from near and far.  Since 2013, ALNM has introduced over 150 songs to its LA audience, featuring the best new musical theatre writing from Broadway and beyond.  On Monday, November 14th, ALNM presents its final LA engagement of the year.      (more...)

Glasgow Opera Club to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Glasgow Light Opera Club (GLOC) is proud to present its production of the much-loved Fiddler on the Roof at the King's Theatre from Tuesday 1-Saturday 5 November. (more...)

CURSED CHILD, THE FLICK, NO MAN'S LAND Lead Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre, and this year's nominations longlist has just been announced. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, this year's shortlist will be revealed on October 24, and winners on November 13, 2016. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens This November at The White Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Don't miss your opportunity to see the spectacular Sunset Boulevard, a haunting musical allegory for life in Hollywood, is a rarely-produced Broadway masterpiece with a lush melodic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the classic Billy Wilder 1950 film, it won seven Tony Awards on Broadway in 1995, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Actress.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/11/2016 - 10/18/2016
by - Oct 18, 2016

Hottest Articles on 10/11/2016 - 10/18/2016. (more...)

The White Theatre at Jewish Community Center Presents November Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

A tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard will take the stage of The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J) for a three-week November run. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport Boards Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group is very pleased to announce that Ken Davenport will join the company as Executive Producer for North America, effective immediately. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 15, 2016
by - Oct 15, 2016

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

Broadway AM Report, 10/14/2016 - THE CHERRY ORCHARD Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 14, 2016

This weekend's big news: Broadway's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, starring Diane Lane, opens on Sunday! (more...)

Transgender Actress to Star as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Complete casting and creative team have been announced for Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, which will open in January as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Will Glenn Close Revival of SUNSET BOULEVARD Arrive at the Palace Theater in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The New York Post has reported that Andrew Lloyd Webber's Norma Desmond bio-musical, 'Sunset Boulevard,' starring Glenn Close, has been confirmed for a Broadway revival at the Palace Theater this January. (more...)

Something Is Beginning! RAGTIME to Open in London Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

It was the music of something beginning... Ragtime, the landmark Broadway musical, will play the Charing Cross Theatre (The Arches, Villiers Street), in London's West End, beginning October 8th and run through December 10th in a strictly limited engagement. Opening night is set for October 17th. (more...)

NYMF to Honor Duncan Sheik and More at 2016 Gala, Hosted by Mo Rocca
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre Announces 2017 Season Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Following the recent unveiling of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season, the theatre's producers have announced the 2017 Season line-up for the company's popular children's theatre. A part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre since 1996, the Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway is a unique entertainment destination for weekend family outings, birthday parties, and school field trips. Since the Children's Theatre first opened, it has welcomes some of the most popular children's characters to the stage, where audiences of all ages have been able to see their stories come to life right before their eyes. From original adaptations of classic fairytales to those based on Disney animated films to musicals straight from the pages of the most popular children's books of the day, Way Off Broadway has prided itself on bringing entertainment for all ages to the region.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced the West Coast debut of Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking ? Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship for two shows only on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Acoustically Speaking is a new show featuring two Broadway favorites coming together to celebrate music, memories, and their 20-year friendship. (more...)

Sweat It Out to Andrew Lloyd Webber Tunes at SoulCycle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

SoulCycle will celebrate all three of Andrew Lloyd Webber's currently-running Broadway shows with a series of themed rides at their W 77th Street location (350 Amsterdam Ave). (more...)

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