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Nicholas Rodriguez to Return to St. Louis for MUNY MAGIC AT THE SHELDON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The upcoming spring 2017 production of Muny Magic at The Sheldon will welcome popular Muny artist, Nicholas Rodriguez back to St. Louis for March 29th and 30th. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Winners Announced - ZACH Theatre Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 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 Austin winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

Official: Rachelle Ann Go, Christine Allado, Rachel John and More Set for West End HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh and Jeffrey Seller are thrilled and delighted to announce the initial casting for their West End production of HAMILTON. Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Tarinn Callender (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr) and Obioma Ugoala (George Washington) will open the London production later this year, with further casting to be announced at a later date. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

To the Revolution! Rachelle Ann Go, Rachel John, and More Announced for West End HAMILTON
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 26, 2017

The casting revolution begins. It has been reported that Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Tarrinn Callendar (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr), Obioma Ugoala (George Washington), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), and Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson) have signed on for the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton'. (more...)

Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of  "Billy Elliot the Musical" on February 3 and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through March 19 at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Tickets are $28 - $34 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830. (more...)

Freeform Announces February Funday Weekend Long Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Are you holding out for a hero? Wait no more. Freeform's Funday weekend features a horde of heroes from beloved Disney movies, including the premiere of Disney's “Big Hero 6,” starting SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 and continuing through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19. (more...)

Jesse H. Merrell Shares 'Reflections Of An Ole Alabama Country Boy'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Jesse H. Merrell, a retired professional baseball player with the Cincinnati Reds, Army Veteran, journalist, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Reflections of an Ole Alabama Country Boy': a creatively crafted and vibrantly illustrated journey into the author's memories. Read along as the author portrays the beauty of life through the stories and characters of those from his past. (more...)

Cabaret at The Merc Presents 5th Annual RISING STARS Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Presented by Cabaret at The Merc, in association with The Barn Stage Company, this exclusive look at some of the area's brightest Rising Stars is now in it's 5th Year! (more...)

Major Attaway to Star as Genie in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, is pleased to announce that Major Attaway, current Genie standby in the Broadway company, will take over the role full-time beginning Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents BEST OF BROADWAY: 2006-2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

???????The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents its annual musical revue, 'Best of Broadway: 2006-2010', from January 20-February 13, 2017. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World opens tonight at the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only, January 12-15! (more...)

HBO to Premiere BIG LITTLE LIES, Starring Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman, 2/19
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? (more...)

Sing-Along Version of Disney's MOANA Sails into Theaters 1/27!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The epic journey continues for MOANA fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure "Moana," coming to theaters nationwide Jan. 27, 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 2017's First Must-Watch! Rachelle Ann Go's Epic Broadway Medley
by Stage Tube - Jan 1, 2017

We're barely into 2017 and already have our first must-watch video! Click below to play Rachelle Ann Go's Broadway Medley featuring - I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Movie in My Mind, Defying Gravity in one epic number. The star performed last night at Eastwood Mall Open Park in the Philippines.  (more...)

Registration Now Open for Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) 2017 Summer Theatre Camps
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Piedmont Players Theatre has announced its lineup for Summer Theatre Camps 2017. See al the information below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emma Hatton, Gian Marco Schiaretti and More in the UK Tour of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Following its smash hit run at London's Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright's production of the extraordinary musical, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, is thrilling audiences once again across the UK. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TARZAN THE MUSICAL to Swing onto the Stage at JPAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Tarzan the Musical, with book by David Henry Hwang, music & lyrics by Phil Collins, adapted from the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, based on the Disney film Tarzan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of  "Billy Elliot the Musical" on February 3 and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through March 19 at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Tickets are $28 - $34 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830. (more...)

Jarrott Productions Announces Casting for THE HERD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

THE HERD takes place on Andy's 21st birthday. A small party is planned but two unexpected guests arrive-mom's ex-husband and sister's new boyfriend. What could possibly go wrong? (more...)

Broadway's Leading Stage Managers Unite For Third Annual BROADWAY STAGE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

For the third year in a row, Broadway's best stage managers unite for the Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS), an immersive two-day program that offers practical insights, instruction and career advice for college students and young stage managers alike.  (more...)

BWW Review: TARZAN at Centennial High School
by Leesa Williams - Feb 6, 2017

Students from Mountain View, Eagle and Centennial High Schools have joined together to bring us Tarzan. Directed by Centennial Drama Teacher, Machaela Burt, this Tarzan rendition is the stage musical based on the Disney film. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are proud to announce the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, The Tom Kitt Band, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - Feb 15, 2017

Disney's animated classic has finally taken to the stage in The 5th Avenue Theatre's production. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Podcast: First Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's NEWSIES
by Disney on Broadway - Feb 13, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has released the first episode of 'The Official Disney on Broadway Podcast,' a six-episode pilot series which includes interviews and behind-the-scenes stories of Disney's most beloved titles and their journey to Broadway and beyond. Through in-depth conversations with cast and creators, the podcast will reveal untold stories of the creation of these world class productions. (more...)

Greater Essex and Hudson County Elementary School Students Present Disney Musicals in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Children from five New Jersey public elementary schools were given the extraordinary opportunity to perform on the spectacular concert hall stage of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Monday, Feb. 13 as part of the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share Celebration. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lena Hall Covers Justin Timberlake's 'Drink You Away'
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

Watch Lena Hall put her signature rock spin on Justin Timberlake's song Drink You Away. (more...)

11 Superb New Theatrical Experiences from 2016
by Charles Quittner - Dec 31, 2016

New York theatre stuck it to the patriarchy this year with healthy-for-the-soul offerings like A 24 Decade History of Popular Music, O, Earth, The Wolves, and more! (more...)

Hulu Inks Licensing Deal for Library of Disney Blockbuster Favorites
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Hulu has reached its first licensing agreement for theatrical features with The Walt Disney Studios. The new, multi-year deal grants the streaming service the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to a collection of hit movies and family favorites from Disney's library of blockbuster films. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA! and SHREK to Grace the Tuacahn Stage in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Utah's Tuacahn Amphitheatre - known for regional debuts of Broadway musicals such as Tarzan and The Little Mermaid - has just announced the lineup for its 2017 outdoor summer season. (more...)

Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti to Star in 2017 UK Tour of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Following its smash hit run at London's Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright's production of the extraordinary musical, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, is set to thrill audiences once again across the UK, opening in Bromley on Thursday 12 January. (more...)

DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS Royal Albert Hall Concert Now Streaming for Free
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Disney's Broadway Hits, a concert celebrating two decades of Disney Theatrical's stage musicals performed last October at London's Royal Albert Hall and broadcast last week on BBC Radio 2's 'Friday Night is Music Night,' can now be heard for free in its entirety here. (more...)

Broadway Singer Niki Scalera Performs BASSEY AND ME 1/14 - 1/22 at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Powerhouse Broadway belter Niki Scalera celebrates the life and career of Dame Shirley Bassey with her one-woman cabaret concert, "Bassey and Me," at The Smith Center's intimate 240-seat Cabaret Jazz showroom on Saturday evening, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are now on sale starting at $25 and can be purchased at The Smith Center Box Office by phone 702-749-2000, or online at www.thesmithcenter.com.           (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

BBC Radio 2 to Broadcast DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS at Royal Albert Hall This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

John Barrowman hosts an evening of Disney's Broadway hits from the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart, broadcasting on BBC Radio 2 this Friday 16 December from 8 to 10 p.m. (more...)

Kennen Butler, Maggie Randolph to Lead The Barn Stage Company's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World takes the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only! (more...)

BWW Interview: Sam Zeller of KINKY BOOTS at Salle Wilfred Pelletier
by Noelle Hannibal - Dec 14, 2016

Sam Zeller was born and raised in Anaheim, CA, the youngest of three sons. Zeller went to Walt Disney Elementary school and grew up, in his words, 'a very fantasy like type life, because I always thought everyone was surrounded by Disney characters all the time like I was. But of course, nobody was.' (more...)

Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes and Jarran Muse to Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy have announced the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

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. (more...)

A DOG STORY Musical Plans Final Woof Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

A Dog Story, a new musical with music and lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan (Mary - A Musical) and book by Eric H. Weinberger (Wanda's World), at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street), will play its final performance on Sunday, January 15th. (more...)

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