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Mountain Play presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and 50th Anniversary Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

 The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

Humphry Slocombe Creates Limited Edition 'Tim Tam Slam' PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Ice Cream Flavor
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

For those who are fans of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, ice cream, Australia, over-the-top flamboyant costumes and gay musical theatre - do we have a new ice cream flavor for you! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

New York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company a new musical with music by Tom Deering, and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.    (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Breaking News: ON YOUR FEET! Sets Summer Broadway Closing; Will Catch New Rhythm on the Road, Abroad
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that the Broadway musical On Your Feet! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - is going global. (more...)

THE FACEBOOK FIGHTER Takes Home 5 Awards at SOUND BITES 4.0
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Theatre Now New York presented its 4th Annual festival of new musicals, Sound Bites 4.0 (sponsored by Music Theatre International and Disney Theatrical Productions) to a sold-out house at the Perishing Square Signature Theatre. An after-party was held in the theatre lobby where awards were given. Sound Bites showcases ten 10-minute musicals or musical excerpts in one evening. (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce Disney's TARZAN
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Based on Disney's epic animated musical and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan tells the story of an infant castaway orphan rescued and raised by gorillas. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/27/2017
by - May 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/27/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Josh Strickland Perform TARZAN in German!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2017

He's back! Josh Strickland, who originated the role of Tarzan on Broadway in 2006, is swinging back to the stage. He returns to the role in a German-language production at Oberhausen's Metronom Theater. Below, watch as he performs 'Strangers Like Me.' (more...)

Tyrone Huntley to Join Willemijn Verkaik Live in Concert at Cambridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar) just announced as a special guest for Willemijn Verkaik's one-night West End concert. (more...)

Broadway Alum Joshua Kobak Releases OH THE EFFEN PLACES YOU'LL EFFEN GO Illustrated Book
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Joshua Kobak (RENT, Tarzan, FUERZA BRUTA, AMERICAN IDIOT, SPIDERMAN TURN OFF THE DARK) has been a few 'effen' places: from Broadway stages performing over 23 parts in 5 shows, to touring the continent 3 times on his motorcycle while performing in Broadway National Tours, to ultimately dealing with injuries that expanded his personal inner journey more vastly than the physical adventures he had taken. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at St. Luke's Theatre Adds New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The long running Off-Broadway production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe has announced Rachel Osterhus has joined the cast as Lucy/White Witch opposite Jesse Corbin.  (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Makes DC Premiere Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the touring production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Washington, D.C. premiere at the Kennedy Center Opera House June 13-July 16, 2017 as part of a North American tour. Tickets are currently on sale. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 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 LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)

Willemijn Verkaik to Perform Live in Concert at Cambridge Theatre this July
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

This July musical theatre luminary Willemijn Verkaik will perform a one-off concert at the Cambridge Theatre in the heart of London's West End, joined by a host of special guest stars and an 8-piece live band. (more...)

Chris Evans to Lead All-Star Cast in Gideon Raff's THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2017

Chris Evans will head a star studded ensemble cast in writer/director Gideon Raff's THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT, it was announced by producers Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios and Alexandra Milchan of EMJAG Productions. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2017 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 32 schools in Central Florida. (more...)

BWW Review: TARZAN at PMT Anchored by Strong Performances, Lots of Rope
by Greg Kerestan - May 10, 2017

Disney's jungle tuner is all about stunts and spectacle, and PMT's production delivers both, with some spectacular singing thrown in. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Introduces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 summer season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a famed recording session with rock 'n' roll icons and a spectacular Disney musical to a classic New York City love story and a toe-tapping hip-hop dance spectacle. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 10, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Wednesday, May 10, 2017…which prompts us to ask the musical question: Who remembers the Saturday Night Massacre back in the 1970s, during which Richard Nixon fired the special Watergate prosecutor and all hell seemed to break loose (even more than it had already) in Washington, D.C.? (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - MISS SAIGON's Rachelle Ann Go
by Caryn Robbins - May 10, 2017

Today, Rachelle Ann Go speaks to BWW about making her Broadway debut in MISS SAIGON and explains why it was just like living 'the movie in my mind.' (more...)

Curso de iniciación a la creación de un musical en el Laboratorio de la Voz
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 10, 2017

Del 19 de Junio al 7 de Julio, Juan Carlos Rubio, Ferran Gonzalez y Xenia Reguant impartiran este curso en el Laboratorio de la Voz de Madrid. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starring Diana Huey, to Make a Splash Next Week at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Kansas City Starlight to produce a 21-week tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, coming to the Benedum Center June 14-25. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Carol Burnett Receives Honorary Degree from American Film Institute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The American Film Institute (AFI) held a historic AFI Conservatory Commencement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday, June 5, 2017. The date of the event marked the 50th Anniversary of the Institute's formation in 1967, with its honorees - the AFI Class of 2017, as well as Honorary Degree recipients Carol Burnett, Marshall Herskovitz (AFI Class of 1975) and Edward Zwick (AFI Class of 1975) - spanning the past, present and future of the art form. (more...)

Tony Nominated John Tartaglia Joins the Troupe for Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld learned today that John Tartaglia is packing up his talents and bringing them to Oklahoma to join the already announced stellar faculty for year three of KRISTIN CHENOWETH'S Broadway Boot Camp. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse's 2016-17 Season to Swing to a Close with TARZAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Closing out the record-breaking 2016-17 season at Berkeley Playhouse is Tarzan, the pulse-pounding musical adventure based on Disney's Oscar winning animated film and the classic novel, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. (more...)

Brian Blessed to Direct Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB at The Mill at Sonning
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Brian Blessed returns to The Mill at Sonning to direct Agatha Christie's most enthralling and entertaining thriller "SPIDER'S WEB" from Thursday 6 July to Saturday 9 September 2017, with Press Night on Wednesday 12 July 2017. (more...)

WONDER WOMAN Overpowers the Competition at Global Box Office
by Movies News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

WONDER WOMAN has proven her strength on the big screen as one of the world's greatest superheroes, as well as the weekend's greatest box office draw. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/3/2017
by - Jun 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/3/2017. (more...)

Alex Ferns and David Schaal to Star in the World Premiere of RABBITS at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

A new black comedy tale of marital strife and bunny murder comes to Park Theatre from Joe Hampson, the writer of Skins, The News Quiz & Newsjack who makes his stage writing debut with Rabbits. (more...)

BWW Review: TARZAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is a Realistic World of Wonder
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 23, 2017

Hale Center Theater Orem's production of Tarzan is a realistic, emotive depiction of a well-known story. (more...)

EVITA Returns to the West End for Strictly Limited Season in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The story of an ordinary woman's meteoric rise to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest, Evita is set to captivate West End audiences again as it makes a much anticipated return to London, playing 12 weeks at the Phoenix Theatre from 28 July - 14 October 2017, with a press Gala performance on Wednesday 2nd August at 7pm. (more...)

Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades will star as seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez will play her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan, in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

Eco-Musical ENDANGERED! Headed Off-Broadway This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, FineHeart Productions, and The Eco Musical LLC will present ENDANGERED! The Musical, by Keni Fine and Tony Small, directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin, beginning performances on July 10 and opening Sunday, July 23 at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street). (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at VTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series will present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under-the-sea spectacle swimming into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center Aug. 8-13, 2017. Tickets for the timeless fairytale go on sale Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Full Casting & Creative Team Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The LEXington Theatre Company presents its third summer production, combining "Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls." Lexington's own Laura Bell Bundy (Tony-Nominee for Legally Blonde), will be on hand to co-direct the show (schedule permitting), alongside The LEX Artistic Director, Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid). The production will feature the Tony-nominated original Broadway choreography, by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen, (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde). (more...)

Photo Flash: Max von Essen, Zach Rand, and More Raise Money at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

On, Monday, June 5th, 2017, many popular and talented Broadway performers shined a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 3rd annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, NYC. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Debuts Off-Broadway Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Expand Education Programs Next Year with 'Disney Musicals in Schools'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer announce that Goodman Theatre will expand its Education programming into elementary schools with a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the "Disney Musicals in Schools" program to the Chicago area. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 1, 2017
by - Jun 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Max von Essen and More to Join Zach Rand for BREATHLESS ON BROADWAY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

On Monday, June 5th, 2017, many popular and talented Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 3rd annual 'breathless on Broadway' benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC.  (more...)

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