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Los Angeles Music Center
Los Angeles, CA

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Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond

Stephen Sondheimís haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-centuryĒ by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, ďSweeney ToddĒ has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You will find yourself laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.



First Look At PIT Productions' INTO THE WOODS National Tour Cast In Action
by Daan Fuldner - Jan 9, 2017

"This production is certainly no fairytale musical," said Jeremy Baker, dramaturge and translator of INTO THE WOODS. Yes, the well-known Broadway musical with Stephen Sondheim's music about Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and Jack (from the Beanstalk) which has recently been transformed into a Disney movie, is no fairytale musical. This and more was explained during INTO THE WOODS's press presentation earlier today.  (more...)

PICTURE INCOMPLETE to Play Return Season at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Through storytelling and song, PICTURE INCOMPLETE sketches out the portrait of a man's life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. (more...)

NTM comienza el ciclo (DES)MONTANDO MUSICALES
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 9, 2017

El proximo 18 de enero la compa√Īia Nuevo Teatro Musical estrenara este ciclo en el Festival de Teatro de Malaga. En el, NTM repasa la vida y obra de grandes autores de este genero, comenzando con Stephen Sondheim (more...)

BWW Blog: Sebastian Trevino - Revivals
by Guest Blogger: Sebastian Trevino - Jan 9, 2017

Revivals can be a tricky subject. People fall in love with the details that make up a show without realizing it. I mean, how can Elphaba's grandiose Defying Gravity first act ending ever be done differently? What about Phantom's epic chandelier drop, how can that be altered? Yes, we tend to cherish certain elements from a show and at times even consider them to be irreplaceable. I, like some of you, am one of those theatre fans. So yeah, I'll admit, I was a bit worried when I found out Mexico's Rent Revival was going to have a completely new take on this modern musical classic.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2017

Last night Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera and BroadwayWorld was at the opening night festivities. (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes On DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Meet some of the cast of Death Takes A Holiday and see what they've been getting up to in rehearsal. (more...)

Mark Delavan, Alix Korey and Anne Runolfsson To Lead The Cast Of The York Theatre Company's MILK AND HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced American operatic bass-baritone Mark Delavan (Tosca), Broadway's Alix Korey (Fiddler on the Roof) and Anne Runolfsson (The Phantom of the Opera) will lead the cast of the 1961 musical Milk and Honey. (more...)

Nicholas Lyndhurst Joins Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe in CAROUSEL at the London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Nicholas Lyndhurst (Star Keeper) joins the previously announced Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow) and Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan) in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, the third production in the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera (ENO). (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Host Behind-the-Scenes Events for THE GREAT SOCIETY and THE ORIGINALIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Get rare insights into the artistic process, hear directly from the people responsible for producing Asolo Repertory Theatre's THE GREAT SOCIETY and THE ORIGINALIST, and engage in stimulating discussion inspired by the plays' themes and issues. (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE NOISY NEIGHBORS OR IL CAMPIELLO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Different Stages continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Carlo Goldoni's The Noisy Neighbors or Il Campiello. Written for the Venetian Carnival of 1756, Goldoni's comedy recounts the matrimonial scheming, gossip, and games enlivening the daily activity of a bustling but poor Venetian piazza where pandemonium reigns. The commedia-inspired play centers on four scrappy, hard-working, hard-playing families whose daily lives on a small square are interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious wealthy stranger during Carnival.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/20; New 'Women in Theater' Column, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature 'Women in Theater' feature in Connecticut, a spotlight on Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's 50th Anniversary in Nashville, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW OperaView: A Funny Thing - or Not - Happened on the Way to the Opera House
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 19, 2017

What's new in opera? Everything you can imagine--and much that you couldn't conceive of--all in the space of a few days in New York. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Eric Ulloa's Sandy Hook Play 26 PEBBLES in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company gives voice to an entire town of people who first witnessed unimaginable heartbreak, then suffered through emotional pain and unanswered questions before learning how to move forward with Eric Ulloa's new play, 26 Pebbles. (more...)

Historian to Celebrate Jerry Herman with HELLO, JERRY! at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New York debut of musical theatre historian Charles Troy, who celebrates the life and career of legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman with Hello, Jerry!, a one-night only multimedia presentation. (more...)

BWW Feature: Recap Of MUSICAL AWARDS GALA 2017
by Daan Fuldner - Jan 19, 2017

All prized have been awarded, afterparties been celebrated and tuxedo's and dresses safely stowed for next year: in short, it's time to look back at this year's Musical Awards Ceremony! With lots of amazing performances, emotional speeches and lots of happy winners, it sure is a night to remember! (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Goes On A Blind Date In The Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

BWW Review: FUN HOME Tour Brings Superb Story to Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - Jan 19, 2017

There's wiping a tear from your eye during an emotional performance, and then there's mopping up buckets of tears from your shirtsleeve for most of the show. For me, Fun Home was the latter. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

BWW Awards Special: South African Theatre Winners Celebrate the 2016 Regional BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards
by David Fick - Jan 18, 2017

It was no unlucky Friday the 13th for South Africa's theatre community when BroadwayWorld's Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso released the names of the of the winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards. (more...)

Theo Croker, Matt Doyle, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for more information, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

NYC Critics to Preview Spring 2017 Season on This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

In a fast-moving half-hour, journalists Jesse Green (theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, LogoTV, The Village Voice) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com, NY1 On Stage) look ahead to the Spring 2017 theater season with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins, now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the popular TV talk show devoted to the stage. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Stage SWEENEY TODD This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Audiences will be in for a bloody good time this summer, when Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

BWW Review: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2017 PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES Rocks the Colony in Its Second Week
by Don Grigware - Jan 17, 2017

Loosely patterned after 'an audition process', this 11th annual fully produced event is geared to discovering new talent between the ages of 18 and 32 for the musical theatre stage. This year once again the contest is generously sponsored/presented by Princess Cruises. As has become the standard, approximately 20 contestants compete for the title, a $2500 cash prize, a headlining engagement at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal during the New Year, professional representation in the business of  musical theatre, and other valuable prizes. To date, over a dozen former contestants have already made their Broadway and/or Off-Broadway debuts; while nearly another 100 have either starred in Broadway U.S. National Tours; Regional U.S. Musical Theatre productions; Las Vegas Hotel sit-downs of Broadway Musicals; on board in lavish production shows presented by some of the world's most prestigious cruise lines; or have starred on stages at numerous Southern California Theme Parks such as Disneyland's California Adventure and Lego Land. Internationally, Tokyo Disney is also host to Stage Star talent.  (more...)

BWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Contemporary musical theater and jazz, are two major contributions to the arts of the world that have come from the United States. Originally filled with escapist reviews and song and dance shows, with no story or purpose other than to entertain, the American musical has evolved into a format to tell tales of importance (HAMILTON), highlight sociological and societal changes (HAIR) and make pleas for understanding (RENT). (more...)

E. Faye Butler to Headline One Night Community Event SHOWTUNES AND COCKTAILS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Spend an evening at the Beacon Bar & Grill, sipping on cocktails and singing your favorite tunes at theatreWashington's monthly showTunes & Cocktails. Featuring Maestro Glenn Pearson and Guest Artist, two-time Helen Hayes Award recipient E. Faye Butler, fresh off of Arena Stage's Carousel and next appearing as Mrs. Lovett in Olney Theatre Center's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starting February 1. (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator readings are being presented with the extensive cooperation and support of the Pittsburgh CLO. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Winners Announced - Justine Icy Moral, Tim MacDonald, Kimberly Gilbert and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Washington, DC winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards Winners Announced - SWEENEY TODD Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 South Africa winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Legendary Arts Photographer, Martha Swope, Passes Away at 88
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

It was reported Thursday evening that Martha Swope, the legendary arts photographer who work captured half a century of history on the stage, passed away at the age of 88. (more...)

Glory Crampton Joins From Guffman To Spinal Tap at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below has added Glory Crampton to From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest Movies, which celebrates Christopher Guest's thirty plus years in filmmaking, on Sunday, January 22nd (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Transport Group's Starry 'EVENING WITH MARY-MITCHELL CAMPBELL' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Single performance-only tickets are now on sale for Transport Group's benefit, featuring performances from multiple-time Tony, Emmy, and Drama Desk Award nominees Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Groff, Titus Burgess, Debra Monk, Sierra Boggess and her sister, Summer Boggess, and Raul Esparza. (more...)

Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creative Team Set for Guggenheim Panel, Plus Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

As previously announced, on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writer duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. Members of the cast will perform highlights from the show. (more...)

Lonny Price and Abigail Pogrebin to Chat MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

This week THEATER TALK explores the touching drama behind the original 1981 Broadway production of the musical Merrily We Roll Along, and its swift closing after just two weeks, as told by two original cast members, Lonny Price and Abigail Pogrebin. (more...)

Theater 2020 to Present SWEENEY TODD, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

THEATER 2020, Brooklyn Heights' NY Innovative Theater Award multi-nominated professional theater company has announced its Winter 2017 run of the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller 'Sweeney Todd,' in a limited run of 16 performances, Friday, February 10th - Sunday, March 12th, 2017. (more...)

Tony Winner Tyne Daly Tapped for DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced six-time Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly will star in the 1969 musical Dear World, when she joins the company in celebrating Broadway composers, Jerry Herman and Kurt Weill, with the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series, January 28 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

Chris McCarrell to Star in New Show THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Chris McCarrell, will star in a brand-new production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical this March at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

Immersive SWEENEY TODD Starts Rehearsals Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, directed by Bill Buckhurst. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's Michael Sag Joins WP Theater as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, has announced that Michael Sag has joined the company as Managing Director. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Winners Announced - Ocean State Theatre Wins Big With 17 Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Rhode Island winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

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