Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 9, 2016

Terry Johnson's "Painfully funny and funnily painful" (The Times) comedy, DEAD FUNNY, returns for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).  (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The musical for any MUSICAL LOVER is opening September 30th! This musical comedy is set to be performed September 30th - November 12th, Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm. (more...)

Gunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New Tunes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In Muriel's Wedding The Musical, Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she's singing. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Celebrates Opening of B-Side Productions' THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Last night, Broadway legend Andre De Shields celebrated the opening night of B-Side Productions' The Wild Party, Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe's 2000 Broadway musical, helmed by Associate Artistic Director Billy Bustamante, featuring music direction by Addison Frei, at the TBG Theatre in New York. Jasper Grant is Artistic Director of B-Side Productions. Broadwayworld takes you inside the opening night party. (more...)

New Rock Musical LIZZIE to Play Greenwich Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The UK premiere of Lizzie, a brand new gothic rock musical comes to Greenwich Theatre next year following a run at Frederica Teater, Denmark in January 2017. (more...)

The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre Presents OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre presents a musical with a 'twist' as its next offering when Lionel Bart's legendary award winning Oliver! comes to the outdoor venue for a three weekend run. Set to open on Friday, September 9, the musical will continue through Sunday September 25. Due to the end of summer and an earlier sunset, shows will now begin at 7 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Showers on the Forecast for Brisbane - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens Today at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Showers are on the forecast for Brisbane as the 'splash-hit' West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN opens today at Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Lyric Theatre running until 30 October, in a strictly limited season. (more...)

There's a New Glamour Cat in Town! Mamie Parris to Succeed Leona Lewis as 'Grizabella' in CATS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's New 'Grizabella' - Mamie Parris!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

As announced earlier today, Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Parris, who currently stars as 'Patty' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, will succeed pop star Leona Lewis in the role. Get to know Parris with clips from some of her performances below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Fort Lauderdale High School Stageplayers Begins THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - Sep 22, 2016

It's the fall, which means thousands of high schools across the country are beginning their spectacular seasons of theatre. From Shakespeare to Carrie, drama clubs are performing some very complicated and complex musicals and plays. The same goes for Fort Lauderdale High School, where the Stageplayers have officially begun rehearing one of the most underrated, hilarious, and intricate shows, The Drowsy Chaperone.  (more...)

Lyric Brings THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Back to Plaza Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Back by popular demand, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will present its hit, Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, October 13 through November 5 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre.  This triennial production will feature a cast of local favorites, including Matthew Alvin Brown as Riff Raff, Lexi Windsor as Columbia, and Vince Leseney as Eddie/Dr. Scott. Tickets are on sale now, and start at $31. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Presents THE BOOK OF MORMON This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking week run in 2015, returns to Jacksonville for a limited engagement from January 17-22, 2017 at the Times-Union Center's Moran Theater.  Single tickets will go on sale on September 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., by visiting www.fscjartistseries.org or by calling (904) 442-2929. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (904) 442- 2947.  (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Mauricio Martinez Joins Kansas City Repertory Theatre's EVITA; Jenny Ashman to Step in for Broadway-Bound Mariand Torres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced that celebrated Latin American film, television, and music star Mauricio will play the iconic role of Che in the musical Evita, directed by KC Rep Artistic Director Eric Rosen. (more...)

Make a Date with Lyric's FULLY COMMITTED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

 Make a date to the hottest show in town when you attend Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's production of FULLY COMMITTED, running September 21 through October 2 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre. This hilarious one man show, about an overwhelmed reservationist at New York's trendiest restaurant will have Martin Burke playing over 40 characters in 90 minutes. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON at Centennial Concert Hall Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a student rush ticket policy for the show's Winnipeg engagement, which begins Tuesday September 27, 2016 at the Centennial Concert Hall and plays a limited one- week engagement through Sunday October 2, 2016. In Winnipeg, the production will conduct a pre- show student rush, making twenty (20) tickets available per show at $25 per ticket. Student Rush (more...)

Aspire Performing Arts Company Youth Performer Receives NJACT Perry Award Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Aspire Performing Arts Company has been gaining a strong reputation in the Passaic County, NJ area for its work with local youth through theater productions and master classes. This summer, however, Aspire PAC received another impressive accolade: a Perry Awards nomination. (more...)

University of Michigan's Basement Arts Holds Auditions for Peter Sinn-Nachtrieb's BOOM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Jesse Aaronson, junior BFA Acting Major, is excited to announce auditions for the first Basement Arts show of the season…. boom by Peter Sinn-Nachtrieb, playing October 13th-15th in Studio One. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Starts its Season with a Top-Notch Production of the Enigmatic Play, THE REALISTIC JONESES
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 19, 2016

Desert Theatreworks (DTW), Palm Desert's 501(c)(3) community theatre, is presenting Will Eno's esoteric play, THE REALISTIC JONESES. This top-notch production is a must-see for theatergoers interested in well-acted, absorbing, unsettling plays. However, the meaning of the play is difficult to discern. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's annual showcase of some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters will include shows by Academy Award Winner and 'Let It Go' songwriter KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ ('Frozen') and RICK ELICE ('Jersey Boys,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher'), plus music director ANDY EINHORN ('Bullets Over Broadway, 'Sondheim on Sondheim' & the upcoming 'Hello, Dolly' starring Bette Midler). Featuring performances by BETSY WOLFE ('Falsettos'), SEBASTIAN ARCELUS ('Jersey Boys,' TV series 'House of Cards' and 'Madam Secretary'), DREW GEHLING ('Waitress') and many more. (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jamey Hood and Denis Lambert in B-Side Productions' THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

B-Side Productions limited run of THE WILD PARTY, Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe's 2000 Broadway musical, has been enjoying packed houses at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street in New York, since opening on September 6th. (more...)

The Acedian Pirates by Jay Taylor - 26 October - 19 November 2016, Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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BOOK OF MORMON to Open in October Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards ® including Best Musical, comes to Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium's for eight performances from Tuesday, October 18 through Sunday, October 23.  Tickets are on sale now at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, by phone at (269) 387-2300 and (800) 228-9858 and at http://www.millerauditorium.com/. (more...)

Melbourne Arts Center Presents GODSPELL REIMAGINED; Colleen Hewitt to Guest Star
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne is delighted to announce that the star of the original Australian production, Colleen Hewett, will be the special guest star of the Melbourne season of Godspell Reimagined.  (more...)

VIDEO: The Love Triangle Continues! Watch Trailer for Season 3 of Sutton Foster-Led YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

PEOPLE has shared the trailer for the third season of TV Land's YOUNGER, starring Sutton Foster. The series returns on September 28th on TV Land. (more...)

Royal Family to Present Live 'Concept' Concert of Musical Revue SERVING TIME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Located in the heart of Times Square, Royal Family Productions is presenting a one-night-only, "live concept album" concert performance of Serving Time, a new musical revue capturing the frantic, eclectic and eccentric world of restaurant life conceived by Michele Foor, who also wrote the lyrics, along with composers David Gaines, William TN Hall, Timothy Huang, Ryan Langer and Frank Spitznagel. (more...)

Stages Adds Special Matinee Performance to Grand Finale of 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Due to unprecedented advance ticket sales, STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce the addition of a special matinee performance to the original Sister Act show schedule. A conscious effort to meet patron demand, this extra show marks the first additional matinee STAGES has put on in its 30 year history. The added performance will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 2pm. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Makes a Splash at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Final seats are on sale from 5.00pm tomorrow (Friday 2 September) for the Brisbane season of the 'splash-hit' West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, opening from 22 September 2016 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for BOOK OF MORMON in Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, announced today that tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON performances are available to the public on September 9, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens September 9th at Firehouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Next up - To Kill A Mockingbird - opens September 9th and runs through the 25th, with preview set for September 8th. The novel, written by Harper Lee, was published in 1960. In the play, adapted by Christopher Sergel, Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience the dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. She and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus, and by a strongminded housekeeper, Calpurnia. Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the sensitively revealed people of her small town, but, from the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of the life there. The Firehouse Theatre is excited to present this cherished but timely tale.  (more...)

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Single Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON Go on Sale Today in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played sold out and record breaking runs in 2013 and 2014, returns for a third engagement in Dallas for two weeks beginning Tuesday, December 20 through Sunday, December 31, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. Single tickets go on sale today, August 29 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Jubilee Auditorium Announces Rush Policy for BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a student rush ticket policy for the show's Calgary engagement, which begins Tuesday September 6, 2016 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and plays a limited one-week engagement through Sunday September 11, 2016. In Calgary, the production will conduct a pre-show student rush, making twenty (20) tickets available per show at $25 per ticket. Student Rush Tickets will be available first come first served to those who show valid student ID at the SAJA box office 2 hours prior to each performance.  A limit of two tickets per person will be enforced. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Janet Morris of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Mind's Eye Theatre Company
by Taylor Clemons - Aug 26, 2016

Director Janet Morris takes a minute to discuss Louisville's first community theater production of the Peter Pan prequel! (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad Oscar
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

After making his initial Broadway appearances in ASPECTS OF LOVE and JEKYLL & HYDE, Brad Oscar's breakthrough Tony-nominated performance as demanding playwright Franz Liebkind in THE PRODUCERS helped make him one of musical theatre's most sought-after funnymen. (more...)

BWW Preview: Desert Theatreworks Discusses Its 2016-17 Season
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 25, 2016

Desert Theatreworks (DTW), Palm Desert's 501(c)(3) community theatre, has received 64 nominations for the Desert Theatre League's 2016 Desert Star awards, the most of any company. Lance and Ron Phillips-Martinez, the spouses who serve as DTW's artistic director and executive director, respectively, sat down with Broadway World to discuss the company's nominations and its upcoming season. The 2016-17 season consists of two comedies, a murder mystery, two musicals, and a holiday revue featuring Frank Sinatra's songs: The Realistic Joneses, A Murder is Announced, Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash, 45 Seconds from Broadway, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Next to Normal. (more...)

ANNA IN THE TROPICS to Open Cal State Fullerton's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's 2016-2017 season opens with the 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner Anna in the Tropics, written by Nilo Cruz, directed by Fidel Gomez and runs September 23-October 9, 2016 in the Young Theatre on campus. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

Hale Centre Theatre Opens 2016-2017 Season with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert opens its 2016-2017 season of powerhouse musicals, outrageous comedies and tastefully clean shows with the Broadway smash hit The Drowsy Chaperone. A hilarious satire on 1920s musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone encompasses classic comical elements including mistaken identities, bumbling '20s gangsters disguised as pastry chefs, a puffed-up Broadway producer, a stiff-lipped butler, a ditzy dowager and a tipsy chaperone. The fun starts Aug. 26 and runs through Oct. 8. (more...)

SISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier, is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration. (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...)

Starry Cast Tapped for North American Premiere of THE WAR OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Delaware Theatre Company, the only theatre in the State of Delaware developing new works for Broadway, has announced the casting for its season opener THE WAR OF THE ROSES by Warren Adler, directed by Bud Martin. (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for Scott Siegel's BROADWAY ORIGINALS Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

An amazing array of theater stars have been assembled by producer/writer/host Scott Siegel with the express purpose of singing the songs that they performed in their original Broadway productions. Decade upon decade of Broadway history -- almost 60 years! -- will be on glorious display on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage on August 26 at 9:30 pm, when a galaxy of stars from the 20th and 21st centuries return to sing the songs that made (and make) the Great White Way great. (more...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Album Out Next Month; Preview 'Steal with Style'!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the critically-acclaimed musical revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM from Roundabout Theatre Company on Friday, September 9, 2016. (more...)

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