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Liberace Bio Musical Back on Track with New Producer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Following the success of HBO's film BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, executive producer Jerry Weintraub began making moves to bring the legendary Liberace's story to the stage. According to the New York Post, a musical will likely be on the horizon.  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Launches The School Of Porchlight Summer Camp Starting In June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre's School at Porchlight launches its inaugural summer camp for children ages 7 - 12 years old. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces the Latest Edition of the NEW FACES SING BROADWAY SERIES 3/14- 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the latest performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1969, hosted by E. Faye Butler, co-directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo and Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello, is Monday, March 14at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, March 15 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists while acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org.  (more...)

Musical Theatre West Brings Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL To the Carpenter Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

 Musical Theatre West presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical masterpiece Carousel March 24 - April 9 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.  Voted 'the greatest musical of the twentieth century' by TIME magazine, Carousel explores the timeless message of message of love, hope, forgiveness, and redemption.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 5, 2017
by - Mar 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Hugh Jackman & Patrick Stewart to Star in Broadway Musical? Actors Express Mutual Hope
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 3, 2017

A match made in theater heaven! During a Build Series talk this week, former 'X-Men' stars Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart shared their mutual dream of working together on the Great White Way. (more...)

Broadway's THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Working Out the Kinks in Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Broadway rehearsals are underway at The Lyceum Theatre for the Broadway debut of the Mischief Theatre production of The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award winning West End hit comedy. (more...)

TheatreZone to Present Show Not Seen for Almost 30 Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

TheatreZone presents Legs Diamond on April 27 through May 7, marking the first time the show about a gangster who would rather be in show business has been on stage anywhere since it closed on Broadway in 1989. Shows are at 8 p.m. on April 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5 and 6; at 2 p.m. on April 30 and May 7; and at 7:30 p.m. on April 30 and May 7. Tickets range from $48 to $53 and may be purchased at theatrezone-florida.com or by calling the Box Office at 888-ZONE-FLA. The theater is located at 13275 Livingston Road, on the Community School of Naples campus. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the charming, and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You, running March 24 - April 9, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners For Theatrical Achievement In 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 48th annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre tonight, Monday, March 20, at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/20/2017
by - Mar 20, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 3/20/2017. (more...)

Daisy Eagan and Jordan Kai Burnett Return with SUNDAY BRUNCH OF SHAME at West Bank Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame makes its NYC debut after a wildly successful run in Los Angeles! A comedy show with music, prizes, sketches, and lots of shame. Do you like pop music? Do you like brunch? Did you have a little too much fun last night? Do you like to laugh? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then you won't want to miss Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame. Fresh from their night out the night before, Tony winner, Daisy Eagan and future Tony winner, Jordan Kai Burnett will impart tips and tricks to surviving the dark days ahead. (Legal note: Daisy and Jordan are not liable for any of the 'wisdom' imparted should such 'wisdom' lead to unwise decisions on the part of any audience member.). Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame is the perfect antidote to a night of bad decisions. This show is not suitable for children under the age of 16, unless that's just what kind of parent you are in which case you do you. Guests who come wearing clothes from the night before get a special door prize. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Special Award of Achievement to Honor Gordon Davidson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle is proud to announce a new special award to be presented at its upcoming awards ceremony on March 20: The Gordon Davidson Award for distinguished contribution to the Los Angeles theatrical community. The award is sponsored by the Center Theatre Group, where Gordon Davidson served as the founding Artistic Director from 1967 to 2005, and will be presented this year to Pro99. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block to Host Master Class, Headline Community Theatre League Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Community Theatre League, Williamsport's leading community theatre, has announced 'An Evening with a Star,' starring Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block on April 8 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Ben Cameron and Natalie Joy Johnson to Host Songs in the Key of Equality's WE RISE TOGETHER Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. This annual event will be held on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.   (more...)

BWW Review: CHESS at Pioneer Theatre Company is a Triumph
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 11, 2017

For regular theatergoers, it isn't often that a performance will stand out over the years as one not to be forgotten. Pioneer Theatre Company's triumphant concert version of CHESS (running for three performances only) is one of these. (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Winners Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, Christine Ebersole, Rachel York and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 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 Los Angeles winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Willkommen! CABARET to Arrive at Fox Cities P.A.C. Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Direct from Broadway, the musical masterpiece comes to the Fox Cities! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Skyfall , American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing Feb. 28 through March 5 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America Series. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT Extends Into March at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center, has added an extra four weeks of performances and will now close on Sunday, March 12 rather than the previously announced February 12. (more...)

Larry Alexander to Bring MY BROADWAY to TheatreZone This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Larry Alexander, Marius in Les Miserables on Broadway and the opening act for one of Liza Minnelli's world tours, brings his new show 'My Broadway' to TheatreZone for one performance only at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. (more...)

Metropolitan Room Welcomes JUDY & LIZA: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT - A TRIBUTE for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

New York City's famed Metropolitan Room (located at 34 West 22nd Street) welcomes "JUDY & LIZA: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT - A TRIBUTE" on Sunday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m.   (more...)

Newly Formed Wallis Youth Theater Company Presents WORD OF MOUTH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The newly formed Wallis Youth Theater Company presents its inaugural theater production Word of Mouth-a devised physical theater piece that asks audiences to examine the role words play in creating a culture of fear and division, or a culture of empathy and unity-on January 28 & 29 in the Lovelace Studio Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Directed by Madeleine Dahm, Word of Mouth is an experimental work that was born of the youth theater members' reactions to recent political and social events across the world, and their desire to question the normalization of verbal violence. (more...)

Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

Christiane Noll and David Harris to Star in NEXT TO NORMAL at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced exciting casting news today for the theater's upcoming production of NEXT TO NORMAL. Tony nominated Christiane Noll will play Diana and David Harris will play Dan in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama (Music by Tom Kitt / Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey). Rob Ruggiero will direct. (more...)

27th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Celebrated Achievement Throughout Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)

27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award Winners Announced - THE BOY FROM OZ, HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR and More Big Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17, at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)

Virginia Rep Announces the Opening of AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony-nominated play Airline Highway, by playwright Lisa D'Amour on Friday, January 27 on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street.  The play runs through February 12 with preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26.  Set in post-Katrina New Orleans and echoing the spontaneity and rich texture of jazz,  this gritty comedy celebrates the colorful, fractured characters that define the city's spirit. D'Amour, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, was a Pulitzer finalist for her work on Detroit.  She was commissioned to write Airline Highway in 2014 for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The show made its Broadway debut in 2015 and earned four Tony Nominations. (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...)

BWW Interview: From Oz to Oz, An Interview with WICKED Tour's Isabel Keating
by Kimberly Moy - Jan 10, 2017

WICKED is flying into Orlando this week and those familiar with the story know that it's a story about friendship, acceptance, and connection. I had the opportunity to chat with Drama Desk winner and Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating, who is currently playing Madame Morrible on the WICKED tour. From the moment we began talking, I felt a radiating kinship that made me think twice about Madame Morrible as the 'bad guy' of the show. (more...)

Controversial Drama BLACKROCK to Open at the Seymour Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Seymour Centre and White Box Theatre are pleased to present the gripping and controversial drama, BLACKROCK, as part of the Reginald Season from 9th to 25th March. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the New Summer Performing Arts Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz, and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced details of the 2017 Summer Performing Arts Conservatory.  In past years, the Conservatory for children and teens, held at the Addison Theatre Centre, was structured for students to present a fully-realized performance of a published play or musical at the end of the two-week program.  In the new restructured two-week Conservatory, students will be cultivating their skills in three intensive courses, each led by a different professional theatre artist. This training will offer a more well-rounded experience, and will provide the students with a strong artistic foundation that can be used in the classroom or on the professional stage. The students will also gain valuable interpersonal communication skills that will benefit their day-to-day lives. The Conservatory will culminate in a performance showcase for friends and family focused on utilizing the skills and crafts learned over the two-week program.  (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for 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. (more...)

Casting Announced for CABARET at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today casting for the St. Louis premiere of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production ofCABARET.  (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARET Makes Columbus Premiere Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing March 28-April 1 at the Ohio Theatre. (more...)

CABARET Announces Digital Lottery at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is delighted to announce a $25 ticket lottery for Cabaret, which will play the Fox Cities P.A.C. from February 28-March 5.  (more...)

Darren Criss, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More Among 48th Annual LADCC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the year 2016 (Dec. 1, 2015 - Nov. 30, 2016). (more...)

Ben Hall to Lead ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Following the welcomed announcement of a new 30th anniversary production of Alex Harding's beloved Australian musical Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co later this year, Luckiest Productions is thrilled to reveal their leading actor and hero images. (more...)

CABARET at Fox Cities PAC Announces Digital Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is delighted to announce a $25 ticket lottery for Cabaret, which will play the Fox Cities P.A.C. from February 28-March 5.  (more...)

An 11:11 Experience's ELEVATOR Returns to Los Angeles in Special Limited Engagement Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The hit play ELEVATOR, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and playwrightMichael Leoni, returns to Los Angeles for a special limited engagement at The Coast Playhouse (8325 Santa Monica Blvd.) in West Hollywood. The cast features Devon Werkheiser (Nickelodeon's "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"), William Stanford Davis (Showtime's "Ray Donovan"), Deborah Vancelette (FX's "Terriers"), David Abed (Blue Man Group), Karsen Rigby, Erica Katzin and Kristina St. Peter. The creative team includes scenic and lighting designer David Goldstein (Off Broadway's Soul Doctor, Stalking the Bogeyman, Ghostlight) and original music and sound designer Mario Marchetti (who has collaborated with such artists as Demi Lovato, JoJo, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, among many others). ELEVATOR begins previews on March 23 and will open on Saturday March 25, through Sunday, April 30, 2017. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

Lauren Paris Joins PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tonight at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pride Films and Plays has announced the addition of Lauren Paris to the cast of its critically acclaimed and Jeff-recommended Chicago premiere of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

New Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today casting for the Wharton Center engagement of 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. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Undergoes Another Skin Cancer Procedure; Assures Fans 'All's Well'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Hugh Jackman turned to Twitter this week to reveal that he has undergone yet another procedure to remove cancerous cells on his nose. (more...)

Uptown Players to Host BROADWAY OUR WAY '17 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Uptown Players presents its 15th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '17, running March 2 - 5, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

DAISY AND JORDAN'S SUNDAY BRUNCH OF SHAME Starring Daisy Eagan and Jordan Kai Burnett Makes NYC Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame makes its NYC debut after a wildly successful run in Los Angeles! A comedy show with music, prizes, sketches, and lots of shame. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman Visits DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Actor Hugh Jackman made a trip to the theatre last night to see the latest hit, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

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