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VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA Performs Medley on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

The cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA capped off 'Best of Broadway' week on NBC's Today this morning with a medley of hits including 'Mamma Mia' and 'Dancing Queen!' (more...)

Christine Sherrill, Kimbre Lancaster, Sean Allan Krill and More Star in MAMMA MIA! in Las Vegas, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The highly anticipated Las Vegas production of Mamma Mia! begins performances at The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas tonight, May 8. The talented cast features Mamma Mia! alumni, including all three Dynamos as well as several Las Vegas locals who will join the company. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAP Celebrates WHAT I WORE, Womanhood and their Wardrobes
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 6, 2014

To celebrate women and the love/hate relationship they contemplate with their closets, Wisconsin's Sturgeon Bay', which opens the way to beautiful Door County, and Co Artistic Directors' Robert Boles and James Valcq of Third Avenue Playhouse present the late Nora Ephron's and her sister Delia's theater experience titled Love, Loss and What I Wore. The 2009 Off Broadway premiere won two Drama Desk Awards and will be considered one of the second longest running Off Broadway productions at the Westside Theatre. How fortunate Stage Door Theatre Company gives peninsula audiences a premiere opportunity to experience this worldwide hit show to end their winter season and brighten a cold spring. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! Still the Reigning Dancing Queen
by Brooke Bridenstine - May 6, 2014

54 million people can't be wrong. That is the number of people that have seen the worldwide hit musical Mamma Mia since it debuted in 1999. The nearly sold out crowd in Ames this past Sunday night are now counted among those millions of fans. (more...)

DETROIT, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, MURDER FOR TWO and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces four of its five plays for next year's 40th Anniversary season including Lisa D'Amour's disturbing yet bracingly funny drama Detroit, the Tony Award nominated Outside Mullingar by Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award-winning writer John Patrick Shanley, the runaway hit of this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays, brownsville song (b-side for tray) by rising playwright Kimber Lee, and Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair's musical whodunit Murder for Two, nominated for this year's Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. A final mainstage production will be announced shortly. (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY, SLEEPING BEAUTY, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR and More Set for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) announces the 2014-2015 Season, which features an exciting selection of two outstanding regional premieres of critically acclaimed recent New York hits, a brand new romantic comedy, and a unique rock musical, along with the return of one of ETC's beloved holiday musicals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Self-Acceptance and Self-Discovery in VIOLET at Street Theatre Company
by Cara Richardson - May 4, 2014

Currently running at Street Theatre Company, Violet is a beautiful love story of self-discovery and self-acceptance. With music by Jeanne Tesori and lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, Violet takes us on a journey across the country on a greyhound bus during the mid-sixites. (more...)

Jim Carrey Speaks at Maharishi University Commencement
by Movies News Desk - May 27, 2014

'Dumb and Dumber' star Jim Carrey served as the 2014 commencement speaker at Iowa's Maharishi University of Management. Following the speech, the actor was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Caus rom the school. (more...)

BWW Reviews: UNDERSTUDY BLUES Melt Away as Candice van Litsenborgh Takes the Stage
by David Fick - May 27, 2014

In this cabaret, Candice van Litsenborgh places centre stage those actors whose work directors love 'so doggone much that (they're) their second choice', singing a selection of 18 songs along the way. (more...)

PointRoll Launches Innovation Roadshow Showing Advertisers How to Make Their 'What If' Ideas Come to Life
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - Digital advertisers have a plethora of channels and tactics to help execute even the loftiest creative ideas, including wearable devices, beacons, and facial recognition technology. With a deep understanding of these tools, creatives who used to daydream about the seemingly impossible can now bring their 'What if?' ideas to life. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Las Vegas Entertainers Welcome MAMMA MIA! Back to the Strip
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2014

In celebration of its triumphant return to the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas entertainers and notables welcomed MAMMA MIA! back with a video montage of special messages, which were shared with the company before their opening night on Friday, May 16. Included in the video are welcome messages from Mayor Goodman, ROCK OF AGES, JERSEY BOYS, Chippendales, JABBAWOCKEEZ and more. Check it out below! (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the full 2014 Festival free and ticketed event schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Las Vegas Entertainers Welcome MAMMA MIA! Back to the Strip
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2014

In celebration of its triumphant return to the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas entertainers and notables welcomed MAMMA MIA! back with a video montage of special messages, which were shared with the company before their opening night on Friday, May 16. Included in the video are welcome messages from Mayor Goodman, ROCK OF AGES, JERSEY BOYS, Chippendales, JABBAWOCKEEZ and more. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright Andrew Kramer of Tennessee Repertory Theatre
by Cara Richardson - May 2, 2014

Tennessee Repertory Theatre begins their Ingram New Works Festival on May 7th. In preparation for the big event, Tennessee Repertory let their playwrights interview each other on their blog. We are sharing those interviews with our readers here at BroadwayWorld.com with the permission of Tennessee Repertory Theatre. Third in the series: Dean Poynor interviews fellow playwright Andrew Kramer! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Opens at New Tropicana Las Vegas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Making its triumphant return to the Las Vegas Strip, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates its grand opening at The New Tropicana Las Vegas tonight, Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nicholas Carriere
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 14, 2014

A triple-threat talent, and then some (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - ROCKY's Margo Seibert
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2014

ROCKY's Margo Seibert talks exclusively to BroadwayWorld about why her Broadway debut was truly art imitating life. (more...)

Judy Craymer Working on New Musical with MAMMA MIA! Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, West End theatre producer Judy Craymer revealed that she is back at work with her MAMMA MIA! team on a new project. She told the Daily Mail: 'I'm working on something with Bjorn and Benny. Mamma Mia! was such a success and we work very well together.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! Brings Fun to Durham
by Larisa Mount - Jun 6, 2014

The national touring company of Mamma Mia! made a brief pit-stop in the Triangle last weekend, doing several performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The show closed out the 2013-2014 theater season at DPAC. (more...)

Trey McIntyre Project to Make Final Appearance as Fulltime Dance Ensemble at Jacob's Pillow, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

A bold company with a strong Jacob's Pillow history including five engagements since 2005, Trey McIntyre Project will make its final appearance as a fulltime dance ensemble June 25-29 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Called "engaging and provocative" by Karen Campbell of The Boston Globe, Trey McIntyre's dances overflow with fresh intelligence, unabashed physicality, and spirit. TMP's Festival 2014 program features The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction, a new work inspired by the surreal art and writings of Edward Gorey, and the East Coast premiere of Mercury Half-Life, set entirely to the music of legendary rock band Queen. (more...)

SPANK!, Kathleen Madigan, Holiday Shows, The Freddy Awards, SISTER ACT & More Set for State Theatre Center for the Arts' 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA, announces its 88th Season. Tickets for the new season will go on sale to State Theatre Members on Thursday, August 5th, to the public on Tuesday, August 19th. (more...)

Know Theatre Announces 'The Welcome Experiment'; Kicks Off 17th Season with SERIALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

At last night's opening of Serials! at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, new Producing Artistic Director Andrew Hungerford announced a bold programming initiative called The Welcome Experiment. (more...)

The Cast of MAMMA MIA! Visits Opportunity Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

On Thursday (June, 19 2014) Las Vegas cast members from the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! spent the morning visiting Opportunity Village. During the visit the cast took a tour of the beautiful Engelstad campus and got to meet some of the OVIPs while they were hard at work. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Blood, Guts and Classic Troubie Mayhem in ABBAMEMNON
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 17, 2014

After a particularly long laundry list of names in which Helen of Troy jumps out as the only familiar one, Chorus Leader Rob Nagle says in a completely deadpan voice, 'Don't worry... that's the last name you'll recognize tonight,' and everyone bursts into laughter. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMNON Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration
by Lily Lim - Jun 16, 2014

Falcon Theatre presents Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMO, directed by Matt Walker. Join us for a hysterical musical reimagining of the classic Greek tragedy Agamemnon, the sordid story of seduction and scheming, with the sweet Swedish sounds of the Seventies. Check out the opening night photos below! (more...)

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour Coming to Fox Theatre, 9/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Fox Theatre from September 23-28 as a special to the 2014/2015 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta series. (more...)

Exclusive: Hilton Declares Room Service Overhaul Successful
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The days of the $30 room-service cheeseburger may be numbered, thanks to new findings from Manhattan's biggest hotel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BOLSHOI BALLET Finishes a Sold-Out Lincoln Center Festival Engagement With a Lumbering SPARTACUS
by Sondra Forsyth - Jul 29, 2014

Returning to NYC after a nine-year hiatus, the storied Bolshoi Ballet danced to nearly sold-out houses night after night at the Koch Theater during the 2014 Lincoln Center Festival in July. The evening of July 25th, when I saw the company's largely turgid production of "Spartacus", was no exception. Other reviewers had already panned the company's first two ballets of the warhorse repertoire for the run, "Swan Lake" and "Don Quixote". None other than Alistair Macaulay of The New York Times wrote on July 16th that the Bolshoi "seems keen to prove that it has reverted to the ghastly artistic torpor it enjoyed in the last two decades of the Soviet era." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Unveils New 'Guide to NYC' Video Series
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2014

The Broadway stars of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! present a new video series where they will share their favorite New York City must see destinations and hot spots. (more...)

ABBA to Release Landmark 'Live at Wembley Arena' Concert, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

By the time ABBA played London's Wembley Arena in November 1979, they had spent five years in the public spotlight although it seems a short time now, they had lived several lives in that period. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's 'VANYA & SONIA' to Begin 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

With a healthy dose of hilarity, heart and humility Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike joins the Bernstein repertory with director Matthew Penn at the helm. Christopher Durang's Tony-award winning homage to Chekhov leaves no stone unturned when it comes to family dynamics, sibling rivalries, love, lust, hopes and dreams in this razor sharp comedy. The stalwart cast includes audience favorites Tod Randolph and Elizabeth Aspenlieder, and S&Co. newcomers Jim Frangione, Angel Moore, Mat Leonard and Olivia Saccomanno. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre August 6 - September 14. Press Opening is Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

SIGHTING: Vanna White Attends MAMMA MIA! at the New Tropicana Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

On Saturday, July 19, 'Wheel of Fortune' hostess Vanna White attended the smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. Vanna went backstage to meet the cast and was greeted with a fun surprise by the company-they had created 'Wheel of Fortune'-type letters spelled out as M-A-M-M-A-M-I-A (pictured in attached photo). Vanna and the cast had a fun time posing with the letters as she expressed her excitement for their performance. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 2, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2014! Did your favorites make the list? (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Debra Monk!
by Ken Womble - Jul 18, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). In anticipation of the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Debra Monk! (more...)

Randy Rogers Band to Perform at Boulder Theater, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Daily Camera and Z2 Entertainment will present Randy Rogers Band to the Boulder Theater on Friday, September 5th, 2014. Tickets are on sale now for $22.50 in advance and $25.00 day of show. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Williamston Theater, mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company located at 122 S. Putnam in downtown Williamston, celebrates its 9th Season with a mix of comedies, dramas, murders, World Premiers and Michigan Premiers. The 2014-2015 Season will include: The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Story by Joseph Zettelmaier, Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzik, The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor, Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley and The Art of Murder by Joe DiPietro. (more...)

Broadway in Indianapolis Announces 'Pick Five' Package for 2014-15 Season, Featuring MAMMA MIA!, ELF, JOSEPH and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Broadway in Indianapolis announces a 'Pick Five Package' for the all-new 2014-2015 season which includes MAMMA MIA!, ELF THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS - Witness The Impossible, ANNIE, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLR DREAMCOAT, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, presented by NETworks, and DIRTY DANCING. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre Presents Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMNON for One Weekend Only, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is delighted to bring back the always hilarious TROUBADOUR THEATER COMPANY with their newest smash-hit, critically-acclaimed show, ABBAMEMNON, directed by Matt Walker! ABBAMEMNON will perform one weekend only - Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Returns to Segerstrom Center, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrates the return of Benny Andersson and Bjo?rn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returning to Segerstrom Hall in Orange County, today, April 8 - 13, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Austin (more...)

BWW Interviews: From WEST SIDE to MADISON COUNTY, Jessica Vosk 'Bridges' the Gap
by Erica Miner - Apr 30, 2014

Immensely gifted musically and dramatically, Jessica Vosk recently has experienced a wealth of shining moments on the stage. (more...)

Falcon Theatre to Present Troubles' ABBAMEMNON, Begin. 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Falcon Theatre will present Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMNON, directed by Matt Walker. Join them for a hysterical musical reimagining of the classic Greek tragedy Agamemnon, the sordid story of seduction and scheming, with the sweet Swedish sounds of the Seventies. (more...)

Ubleam Accelerates the Launch of the 'BleamCard', the 1st Augmented Reality Business Card, by Means of a Crowdfunding Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

PARIS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

BWW Reviews: BLUE MAN GROUP at Kingsbury Hall is Stimulating and Invigorating
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 2, 2014

The BLUE MAN GROUP national tour, currently playing at Kingsbury Hall, melds spectacle and comedy into an evening that stimulates and satisfies the senses. By the end of the gloriously adrenaline-pumping sensory-overload of a finale, BLUE MAN GROUP defies you not to feel invigorated. Take a Chance and see for yourself what the fuss is about. You'll discover much more than you imagined. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces the Summer Lineup - Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, The Fray, The Band Perry and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces a second set of performances to complete the 2014 Summer season. Wolf Trap offers unparalleled diversity in programming in a stunning natural environment, and builds upon its founding principles of celebrating music while nurturing the next generation through education. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON, JERSEY BOYS & More Set for Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Morrison Center, in collaboration with MagicSpace Entertainment, is proud to announce its exciting Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise 2014-2015 Season. This season's lineup includes something for everyone. (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces 20142015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's full 2014-2015 season was announced today by Artistic Director Jerry Manning. The season is headlined by the first-ever presentation of Seattle writer Robert Schenkkan's striking meditation on power and morality in his two-part Lyndon B. Johnson plays, All the Way and The Great Society, in repertory format. (more...)

Photo Flash: Touring Cast of MAMMA MIA! Visits Disneyland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the dynamic cast of Benny Andersson and Bjo?rn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returning to Segerstrom Hall in Orange County from April 8 to the 13th, 2014. Yesterday, April 9, some cast members from the touring production of MAMMA MIA! visited Disneyland, and Alex Mendoza was kind enough to share some fun pics from his Instagram account. Check them out below! (more...)

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