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Open Book: ON YOUR FEET!'s Bookwriter Alexander Dinelaris Finds Songs To Move Stories Forward
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Writing musicals with existing song catalogs presents unique challenges. (more...)

BWW Review: Take a Chance on EDUCATING RITA at 2nd Story Theatre
by Larry O'Brien - May 9, 2016

EDUCATING RITA by Willy Russell is running at 2nd Story Theatre at 28 Market St. in Warren until May 22. Ed Shea plays Frank, the jaded, just-this-side-of washed-out, alcoholic professor; and Tammy Brown plays Rita, a hairdresser who wants more out of life, who wants not simply a change in circumstances, but, as she says twice in the play, 'the change in yourself.' Rita wants to know, 'what's it like to be free?' If Frank ever knew, he has forgotten. Over the course of the very enjoyable two hours, they each get to look at what they know and to decide what must stay and what has to go. This play reminds you of Shaw's Pygmalion: the young woman comes to the older man seeking knowledge that can transform her life. Henry Higgins is more confidant then Frank in the value of what he has to offer, but Rita, whose real name turns out to be Susan, is every bit as convinced of its worth as Eliza Doolittle ever was. (more...)

Flume to Embark on Massive World Tour, Playing North American Dates This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Acclaimed Australian artist Flume will embark on a massive global tour this year with more than 70 dates worldwide to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated forthcoming album Skin, out May 27 on Mom + Pop. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Coming to Bass Performance Hall, 5/20-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Bass Performance Hall for a limited engagement May 20-22! Tickets start at $55 and are on sale now! (more...)

Digital Radio Station 'Magic ABBA' Hits the Airwaves with Help from West End's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

'Magic ABBA in association with MAMMA MIA!' is set to hit the airwaves at midday on Thursday 5th May. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Boston Opera House This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Broadway In Boston announced today that Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will return to Boston for one week only. Performances at the Boston Opera House May 30 - June 4, 2017. MAMMA MIA! is a Season special and part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour Will Host Open Casting Calls in Los Angeles & Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will hold an open call casting search for the roles of Donna and Sam as it embarks on its National Farewell Tour. If you love ABBA and travel (and sequins!) then 'Take a Chance' to join the cast of MAMMA MIA! as the show hits the road one final time. (more...)

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - Thoroughly Modern Sutton
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - May 31, 2016

Boston is really the only city where you can be leaving the Boston Symphony Hall after seeing the Boston Pops and be walking alongside Boston Red Sox fans leaving Fenway Park. This past Thursday I had the opportunity to see my Broadway idol, Sutton Foster, with the Boston Pops. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress FELICITY WREN Talks About Her Role in BABY OH BABY!
by Don Grigware - May 27, 2016

Actress FELICITY WREN currently stars in the world premiere quirky romantic British comedy BABY OH BABY through June 4 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, Califorini.  Felicity has a Masters Degree in Acting from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and her Honors Degree from Bretton Hall College. She is proud to have worked extensively in theatre in the UK, been the muse for 4 plays for amazing playwright Glyn Maxwell and a writer /performer with her own comedy sketch show Greedy (London, Edinburgh & NYC).  Recent TV - "Contingency" for New Street Pictures.  Felicity also stars in upcoming comedy feature films, "The Trap" and "The Man You're Not" whilst producing with her LA company: Dangerously Funny Productions. by Steve Peterson (more...)

BWW Review: GLAMOUR TANGO a Female Twist to the Sultry Dance
by Marsha Volgyi - May 18, 2016

On May 11, 2016, The Cutting Room on East 32nd Street housed Polly Ferman's Glamour Tango. In befitting cabaret style, wining and dining were part of this evening's performance. A four-piece band would allow our ears to hear live music, which is something quite rare if not at the opera or the ballet. What piqued my interest prior was how Ms. Ferman's creation would demonstrate the tango elements without the male presence. The man seems to be an integral part of this. However I would soon be shown how the man could instead be considered a preference. (more...)

AMERICAN BUFFALO, WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST and More Set for Keegan Theatre's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Keegan Theatre announces its 2016-2017, 20th anniversary season. (more...)

Purple Rose Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The Purple Rose Theatre Company continues its strong tradition of producing world premieres and theatrical favorites for its 2016-2017 season. Artistic Director Guy Sanville poses the question, "Do you ever wish you had a second chance to meet someone again for the first time? Our 26th season is an enchanting mix that will feature two world premiere comedies by Michigan playwrights, a revival and a Pulitzer prize-winning American classic, all of which explore this question with humor, magic, mayhem and heart." (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour Coming to the Fabulous Fox in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in July of 2017! Performances begin on Friday, July 28 and run through Sunday, July 30 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103. (more...)

ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA Coming to Suncoast Showroom, 7/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

? "Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA" brings the iconic pop songs of the Swedish sensations to the Suncoast Showroom July 16 and 17. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Pikes Peak Opera League to Host 'Buckaroo BBQ' to Support Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Pikes Peak Opera League announces a special fundraising event for the whole family, 'Buckaroo BBQ' to help support Opera Theatre of the Rockies' fifteenth summer Vocal Arts Festival and Young Artists Intensive Training Program. The League is most excited to be hosting a family-fun event this year to kick off the renowned Festival.  And it is sure to please people of all ages.  The 'Buckaroo BBQ' is set for Friday evening, July 8, 2016starting at 5 pm at Gold Hill Mesa, on south Raven Mine Drive off Lower Gold Camp Road.  At 5:00 PM, there will be an Old West dress-up photo booth. Games for kids and adults will be ongoing throughout the evening. They include a rattle snake toss (no worries, they're not real), 'balls in the bucket' and 'ducks in the water' for the young 'uns and some craft projects as well.  There's a 'most unusual cowboy hat contest' for both children and adults. Prepare your hat at home or decorate it at the crafts table. Adults can Take a Chance at the 'wine pull.'  (more...)

BWW Review: Forgotten Marx Bros. Musical I'LL SAY SHE IS; Restored! Revived! Rejoice!
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

The lost 1924 Marx Brothers vehicle has been reconstructed and mounted in a crisp and buoyant new production. (more...)

Michelle Dawson, Sean Hayden & More to Star in MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Lawrence J R Czaja, a poet, artist, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Secret Lives of Mad Hatters & Other Haberdashers (Skewed Views of Life From a Midwestern American)': a passionately crafted work that brilliantly states some of life's ups-and-downs. (more...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Marie Laurino - It's Curtain Time!
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - Jun 13, 2016

After months of preparation and devoted class time, the cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is equipped for opening. This is the time for us to not only celebrate our achievement, but inspire the 350 spectators we are set to entertain this weekend. This project has instilled in us the power of teamwork and the capability of a group of high school performers. All of our previous training has prepared us to take on our production roles and to communicate the journey of our characters. Every child in this show is a stereotypical representation of students you could find sitting in your elementary school class.  (more...)

Acrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces programming for the 2016-17 season featuring internationally-acclaimed superstars in rock, dance, comedy, and jazz; family shows as part of the Family Discovery Series, returning favorites, the best of touring Broadway, and more! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! To Light Up Weston Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston Playhouse will present one of Broadway's longest-running hits and the feel-good musical of the season, Mamma Mia! on its MainStage from August 4th- August 20th. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Marvelous MAMMA MIA!
by Chris Gibson - Jul 25, 2016

I've seen MAMMA MIA! many times, and I've always enjoyed the way it utilizes so many of ABBA's marvelously catchy, and so obviously theatrical in nature, tunes to tell its simple story. With the band cranking out a righteous sound, and back up singers filling the night air with harmony, The MUNY reminds you of why its just so unique and amazing. It has the ability to make a show seem larger than life. That's exactly what happens here in spectacular fashion. Go see it and enjoy this perfect show for a summer's evening under the stars! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!, CABARET & More Will Play Broadway in Fort Lauderdale's 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The 2016 / 2017 Broadway Across America - Fort Lauderdale show lineup is as follows: (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016


Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: LUBE: AN UNAUTHORIZED GREASE'D-UP PARODY is Hilarious at the Ringwald Theatre!
by Katie Laban - Jul 21, 2016

Lube: An Unauthorized Grease'd-Up Parody is a hilarious time from start to finish at the Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale. From the moment the characters of Danny and Mandy step on stage, the audience is laughing as they realize this may not be exactly the beloved Grease movie they remember from 1978 - it is a whole lot funnier and dirtier. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at TheatreWorks this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with the regional premiere of Tony Award-nominated Outside Mullingar. Written by John Patrick Shanley, the Oscar, Pulitzer, and Tony Award-winning author of Moonstruck and Doubt, this wry romantic comedy tells the tale of two eccentric, lovelorn neighbors split apart by family feuds and rustic fences as they stumble their thorny way toward the brink of happiness. Set amidst the rustic cottages of rural Ireland, this funny, poetic, and deeply moving Broadway hit asks if it is ever too late to Take a Chance on love. Outside Mullingar was praised by The New York Times as "Shanley's finest work since Doubt," and will be directed by Robert Kelley. (more...)

Sydney Fringe Comedy Returns For 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The producers of the Sydney Comedy Festival will present the sixth annual Sydney Fringe Comedy program from Tuesday 30th August to Friday 30th September 2016. A one-month celebration of hilarity and fun, Sydney Fringe Comedy will feature a raft of promising emerging comedic talent alongside established performers presenting exclusive new material. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More Announced for Pittsburgh CLO 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the 2017 Summer Season, featuring the Pittsburgh premiere of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, direct from Broadway! The New York Times raves, "AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a triumph! Pure joy!" and The Wall Street Journal declares, "Once you've seen it, you'll find it hard to settle for less ever again." Don't miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in Pittsburgh on its first national tour next summer. Pittsburgh CLO served as the lead producer on this incredible production, guaranteeing Pittsburgh audiences the chance to be among the first to enjoy AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, June 6-11, 2017. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Play TheatreWorks This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 47th season with the regional premiere of a wry romantic comedy Outside Mullingar. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for 2016-17 Broadway Season at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2016 - 2017 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Offer '20at20' Deals This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that its hugely popular semi-annual ticket promotion 20at20, will return from September 5th to September 25, 2016. 20at20 makes $20 tickets available to participating Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain time. (more...)

Purple Rose Theatre Presents MORNING AFTER GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

"Morning After Grace," a world premiere by Carey Crim, is the first play of The Purple Rose Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Tickets On Sale for MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour at Broadway at the Hobby Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 2, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center season as a part of its final farewell tour.  (more...)

Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE on ABC - Monday, August 22, 2016
by - Aug 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE, airing on ABC on Monday, August 22, 2016! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Return to the Wharton Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Wharton Center on Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16 as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

The Smash Hit Musical MAMMA MIA! Returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

rn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 22 - 27, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Cerveris Gets Ready to Take Joe's Pub Home to His Home State to Benefit West Virginia Flood Relief
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 16, 2016

FUN HOME's Tony Award-winning star Michael Cerveris, who was raised in West Virginia, is presenting a very special concert to benefit the rebuilding efforts of West Virginians in the wake of the historic floods of June 2016. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Next Week for MAMMA MIA! at the Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Fort Lauderdale in May 2017. Performances begin on May 19 and run through May 21 at the The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Amy Adams Stars in Sci-Fi Drama ARRIVAL
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Below, watch the new official movie trailer for ARRIVAL, hitting theaters on November 11, 2016. Directedy by Denis Villeneuve, the film stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! at the Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 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...)

LIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL to Make San Diego Debut at Diversionary Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Three best friends from Washington got together and decided to make a musical. The rest is history - or at least it will be when the cast of LIZARD BOY makes their San Diego debut at Diversionary Theatre this September. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Month for ASU Gammage's 2016-17 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Single tickets for ASU Gammage 2016-2017 Desert Schools Broadway Across America/Arizona season including BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROL KING MUSICAL and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS are set to go on sale September, 12 at 10 a.m. at the ASU Gammage box office, and (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 45th summer season with a brand-new production of the hit show Mamma Mia! at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The production runs August 10-14 and 19-21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Amy Adams Stars in Sci-Fi Drama ARRIVAL
by Movies News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Below, check out a first look at ARRIVAL, the new sci-fil drama from Paramount Pictures. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker the film hits theaters on November 11, 2016. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Present ABBA Tribute Concert, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

          "Feel the beat of the tambourine" with ABBA THE CONCERT - A Tribute to ABBA at The Ridgefield Playhouse! ABBA The Concert puts on a fantastic, dance-inducing performance while playing legendary hits from ABBA including "Mamma Mia," "Take a Chance on Me," "Fernando," "S.O.S.," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes All," "Waterloo," "Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie," and "Dancing Queen" and many more!  (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Celebrate June Weddings with Four New Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hallmark Channel says 'I do' to new original movies every Saturday night this June celebrating wedding bells and romance with its annual June Weddings programming event (more...)

On The Road with MAMMA MIA's Stephen Ecklemann & Kyra Belle Johnson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

There's a lot to learn about the two actors - Kyra Belle Johnson, who's cast as Sophie, and Stephen Ecklemann, who takes on the role of her boyfriend Sky - playing the young leads in Mamma Mia!, the ABBA-inspired musical that lands at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center next Tuesday night for an eight-performance run. (more...)

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