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A rabid musical theatre maven retells the story of his favorite musical, 1928's fictive obscurity The Drowsy Chaperone.


Joey Pero Returns to BANDSTAND Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The Tony Award winning production 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, welcomes Joey Pero back to the production in the role of Nick Radel beginning tonight. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show's TPAC Run
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2017

Nashville audiences have long been noted for their generosity in rewarding performances with a standing ovation - to the point that they have become rather commonplace - but never before have we witnessed a 'standing O' at the end of a particularly raucous, thoroughly inspiring and resolutely entertaining musical number. That is, we had never seen it happen until opening night at the conclusion of the rousing and rollicking 'A Musical' that comes midway through Act One of Something Rotten!, the uproarious Broadway hit that made its Music City debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday evening. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 29, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Make New England Premiere in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Brings a Classic Musical Comedy to the Finger Lakes Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Hangar Theatre will present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as this season's musical from June 29 until July 15, 2017. The musical combines the classical Broadway fare, the comedy of ancient Rome, and a healthy shake of vaudeville. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for the FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of new musicals for their 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Lineup Announced for NAMT's 2017 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 27th, 2017 - NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: NAPOLI, BROOKLYN officially opens tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/20/2017 - 6/27/2017
by - Jun 27, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/20/2017 - 6/27/2017. (more...)

Exclusive: Lesli Margherita, Elena Shaddow, Ruth Gottschall and More Set For Bucks County Playhouse GUYS AND DOLLS
by Alan Henry - Jun 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has exclusively learned that Elena Shaddow (The Bridges of Madison County), Lesli Margherita (Olivier Award Winner for Matilda), Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone), Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along), and Ruth Gottschall (Mary Poppins) will take to the stage in Buck County Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

The Wick Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

The Wick Theatre (www.thewick.org) recently announced its exciting 2017/2018 season. The Boca Raton theatre's fifth season opens with the modern classic The Drowsy Chaperone and then moves into three productions audiences have embraced as both film and stage productions including A Wonderful Life, based on the beloved Frank Capra film; Singin' in the Rain, the quintessential MGM movie musical and the classic, Brigadoon. (more...)

Photo Flash: GROUNDHOG DAY Chills Before Act Two and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week Groundhog Day takes a second to pose for a photo before act two, and Paper Mill Playhouse's Mary Poppins crew takes their last SIP. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BANDSTAND Celebrates Cast Recording Release at Barnes & Noble
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 23, 2017

Strike up the band, because Bandstand celebrated its cast recording release with a swingin performance and signing at Barnes and Noble! See all of the photos from the event below. (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...)

Original Cast Members of A BROADWAY MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL , which only played one night on Broadway in 1978, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls in the Quadracci Powerhouse this September 19 - October 29.  (more...)

STAGES presents 9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A bright and brand new production for STAGES St. Louis, Dolly Parton's smash hit 9 to 5, The Musical makes its STAGES debut at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Join three female coworkers in the Rolodex era as they explore friendship and revenge.  You will laugh, cry, and ultimately cheer their exploits as they discover the joys of working 9 to 5. This show will run from July 21st through August 20th. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 5, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 5, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her Most Challenging Broadway Role
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster appeared on POPCORN WITH PETER TRAVERS to talk about her role in the hit TV Land comedy-drama series YOUNGER. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Photos: Lesli Margherita, Elena Shaddow and More in Bucks' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Bucks County Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS! Check out the photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

the young company Summer Festival Takes the Stage at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

???????The Summer Festival, August 10-20, 2017, is the culmination of 5 weeks of preparation by young company students and their professional Directors, Music Directors, Choreographers, Stage Managers, and Design Team. Performed by actors in grades 4-12, the young company Summer Festival includes 6 fully staged productions: family friendly Doctor Dolittle Jr., upbeat and classic High School Musical, and the quintessential Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. Our high school students continue the fun with the dazzling and ingenious Peter and the Starcatcher, hilarious toe-tapping The Drowsy Chaperone, and the powerful and political Cabaret. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Million Dollar Quartet brings the legendary 1956 recording session to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayals and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. The production recreates the era with an incredible score of rock 'n' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. The production features such classic hit songs as: "Blue Suede Shoes," "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "That's Alright Mama," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and more. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at the Provincetown Inn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Ring Kennedy Center's Doorbell Again This Fall; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, which played sold-out runs at the Kennedy Center in 2013 and 2015 returns to Washington, D.C. for a limited engagement October 24-November 19, 2017 at the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz to Star in REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Lauren Taslitz (book/lyrics) and Danny Ursetti (music) are pleased to announce that their new project REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING (formerly titled Things We Think, But Don't Dare Say) will make its debut with a special two-night run as the final installment of this year's "Artists on the Horizon" emerging musical theater artists series at Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company, starring Broadway veterans Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz. (more...)

Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Coming to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group is currently presenting (through July 22) the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). Now according to the New York Post, producers have their eyes on the show for Broadway. Michael Riedel writes that Hal Luftig is waiting to confirm a theatre for a spring 2018 transfer. (more...)

BANDSTAND'S Hopkins & Pero Join BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BANDSTAND'S James Nathan Hopkins, Joey Pero, and Matt Cusak have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND on Sunday, August 6th, at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Northern Stage presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????The Drowsy Chaperone, the five-time Tony-winning valentine to the Jazz Age musical, will be performed by the Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive students live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, July 25-30. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. (more...)

VIDEO: The Memory Lives Again with CATS Resident Grizabella, Mamie Parris
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2017

Mamie Parris, who plays the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, visited Fox 5 today to deliver her impressive take on the classic ballad, 'Memory.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 2, 2017
by - Jul 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Randolph Theatre - Spotlight on Swings
by Guest Blogger: Kate Carmanico - Jul 19, 2017

With the second week of rehearsals well underway, the cast and creative team of The Drowsy Chaperone have moved into our new rehearsal space and are taking advantage of the wall-to-wall mirrors and sprung floors to run through some of the show's biggest dance numbers. (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Announces the World Premiere of DEGAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Hangar Theatre will present the world premiere of Mimi Quillin's play Degage (disengage) from July 20 until July 29, 2017. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Performs 'Adelaide's Lament' and More Highlights from Bucks' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld got a special preview of the upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS at the Bucks County Playhouse! Check out the rehearsal highlights below! (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Salute the Kings of Swing with the Pasadena Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to celebrate Swing, the Rat Pack and more on Saturday, July 29 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Randolph Theatre - As We Stumble Along: Rehearsals Week 1
by Guest Blogger: Kate Carmanico - Jul 13, 2017

After 22 months of dancing our [ballet] buns off, running lines in the hallway and cheering loudly when someone belts a high note, the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts' Summer 2017 graduating class is embarking on its final journey together--and what better journey's end than a whimsical 1920s-inspired monkey-filled musical parody! (more...)

Wick Theatre Replaces A WONDERFUL LIFE with SHE LOVES ME, Honors Legacy of Michael Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Wick Theatre announced a change in the line-up for the upcoming 2017-2018 production season.  An unexpected issue with production rights has forced the company to replace A Wonderful Life with She Loves Me.   (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Peter Scolari to Play 'Pete Rose' in Reading of BANNED FROM BASEBALL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Patricia O' Hara's play Banned from Baseball, directed by Margarett Perry, will get an invite-only, industry presentation on July 17 at 3pm & 7pm a Theatre Row's Studio Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for ON THE 21ST CENTURY at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Brian Craft and Ashley Figlow present: On the 21st Century as part of Venice Theatre's 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Series. Check out clips of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Cast of BANDSTAND to Get Nostalgic at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On Sunday, August 6th, at 7pm & 9:30pm, cast members of Broadway's Tony Award winning musical Bandstand will take Feinstein's/54 Below's audiences on a trip down memory lane to the swinging sounds of the 1940s with BANDSTAND SINGS THE BIG BAND (more...)

DOGFIGHT Takes On PTSD, Toxic Masculinity and the Meaning of Beauty at Brelby
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Jack Taylor, who plays the part of Fector in Brelby Theatre Company's upcoming Arizona premiere of Dogfight, said he is very excited to be in the show, which he came to love very quickly. (more...)

Aspire Performing Arts Company to Present GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Aspire Performing Arts Company is ready to kick off some HOT "summer nights" with its upcoming production of the beloved musical, Grease, set to go up July 28-30. (more...)

ON THE 21ST CENTURY Set at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Brian Craft and Ashley Figlow present: On the 21st Century as part of Venice Theatre's 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

THE SIMPSONS Contributing Writer Gary Apple Will Debut New Irreverent Holiday Musical at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Apple, who has served as a contributing writer on hit comedy series such as "The Simpsons," will debut his new irreverent holiday musical Christmas In Hell during this summer's New York Musical Festival. (more...)

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