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


Strike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Begins Previews Tonight at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, begins performances today, March 31, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Opening night is on Wednesday, April 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: MY FAIR LADY Opens Tonight at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

A beloved musical has returned to Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre after 20 years. Lerner and Loewe's classic My Fair Lady is Broadway's version of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and is now on stage through May 14. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Tosin Morohunfola of THE SYRINGA TREE at Creede Repertory Theatre
by Jessica Kahkoska - Mar 30, 2017

Creede Repertory Theatre is proud to present THE SYRINGA TREE by Pamela Glen in their upcoming summer repertory season. 2017 CRT company member Kate Berry interviews director Tosin Morohunfola about the upcoming process. (more...)

BANDSTAND Announces Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The producers have just announced a rush policy for the brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Laura Osnes, Corey Cott & More Sing at the BANDSTAND Sitzprobe!
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2017

The cast of Bandstand is getting ready to start performances on March 31. To get fans excited, they just released a clip from their sitzprobe. Watch Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, and the rest of the cast and crew in the video below! (more...)

Sedos Presents New Production of Musical Comedy THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone returns to London in May this year, in a new production by leading amateur theatre company Sedos. (more...)

High School Productions of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, LES MISERABLES, BIG FISH Among Nominees for 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today, ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - in a live-streaming broadcast on GPB.org. (more...)

2017 Nominees Announced for Shuler Hensley Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - in a live streaming broadcast on GPB.org. 35 public and private schools from throughout the state were nominated in 17 categories. The awards show is the culmination of a year-long professional development program, and will showcase the next generation of Georgia's musical theatre talent. Presented by the Georgia Lottery, the awards show will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) over its nine-station statewide television network live from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20, 2017 from 7-9 pm. (more...)

Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Where do playwrights get their ideas? What does a producer do? How does the director choose his or her cast and collaborators? How do the performers stay fresh for eight performances a week? (more...)

BWW Review: BUMT's Rollicking 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL Gives Dolly Her Due
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2017

Just in case you are unaware, heed this advice: There is perhaps no better place on earth to catch some future Broadway stars (and, no doubt, some Tony Award winners-to-be) than in Nashville. If there is any other more fertile breeding ground for musical theater stars than what you may find among the assemblage of burgeoning talents at Belmont University - particularly among the students enrolled in the school's musical theatre program, now celebrating its 19th season - we implore you to supply directions for our edification. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come… (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

25 Broadway Stars to Perform with Emerging Talent in BROADWAY BUDDY Cabaret at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadway is coming to the South Orange Performing Arts center this May! On Monday night, May 1,2017, 25 Broadway artists will light up the SOPAC stage, as they perform with aspiring Broadway artists in Vanguard Theater Company's second annual BROADWAY BUDDY Mentorship Cabaret. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Will Fly Into Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Coming to The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this spring is the area's regional theatre premiere production of the high-flying musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The family friendly production, based on the classic film, was announced as part of the theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season last year by producers. The musical will take flight at the area's only year-round producing theatre beginning April 7th. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - Giving DROWSY A New Meaning
by Guest Blogger: Cheyenne Dalton - Mar 20, 2017

I was the assistant sound designer and the sound engineer for Auburn University Theatre's production of The Drowsy Chaperone. My duties ran from paperwork, to recordings, to sound pick-up, load-in, running the show, and strike. The sound designer was Anthony Narciso, who we have hired three times previously to design sound for our shows. I am still amazed at how much he can teach me, and how much I still have to learn, regardless of how well I'm doing at sound at the moment. There is never a moment when I want to stop learning about my field, or really when I want to stop learning in general. There is always going to be someone out there who knows more than I do, and it's not as threatening as it may seem. It's a challenge, yes, but also a wonderful experience of sharing and collaborating with what we know. I'm happy to announce that now I know what microphone Mariah Carey wants for her performances, and I know why she wants that, and why it matters. I can tell you what a line array is, and I've learned so much more about EQ than I thought I was going to during the run of The Drowsy Chaperone (like how bringing down a frequency will notch out those harsh "s" sounds, and how I should always cut out the low end of the frequencies). (more...)

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Mar 17, 2017

Flawless production makes Drowsy Chaperone a must-see hit (more...)

Danny Burstein & Jane Krakowski Will Announce the Outer Critics Circle Nominations on 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, is proud to announce Broadway's "Fiddler on the Roof" star Danny Burstein along with last season's high-kicking "She Loves Me" sensation and TV favorite Jane Krakowski will announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th(11 AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). Outer Critics Circle will announce two new award categories this year, "Outstanding Sound Design" and "Outstanding Orchestrations" to increase award nominations to 27 categories. Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theatre season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Desert Theatreworks is Rip-Roaringly Funny
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 16, 2017

Desert Theatreworks (DTW) is currently presenting a howlingly funny, expert production of the musical farce The Drowsy Chaperone, featuring brilliant performances and direction, and nonstop lunacy. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy and More to Join Stephen Schwartz at Mirvish This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an intimate evening of music and Broadway memories with Stephen Schwartz, the Tony, Oscar, and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist of the classic musicals Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell, the Walt Disney films The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Pocahontas, and the DreamsWorks film The Prince of Egypt. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced full casting for Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in the Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Virginia Repertory announces the opening of Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Friday April 21, 2017 at the November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of 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...)

WAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the original cast album of the new musical, War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Rollicking Fantasy to Splash into BPA with BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents BIG FISH, running May 12 - 28, 2017. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Strike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Gets Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Strike up the band, because Bandstand is getting a cast recording! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Get Ready to Swing with Highlights from BANDSTAND on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens on Wednesday, April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Virginia Repertory presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, now running through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Kurt Weill Foundation's 20th Annual Lotte Lenya Competition Announces Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Bradley Smoak, 32 of Cary, NC, won First Prize in the 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. Smoak took home $20,000, the largest single prize amount given in the competition's nineteen year history. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Virginia Rep's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

Virginia Repertory presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, now running through May 14, 2017. (more...)

BANDSTAND to Bring the Rhythm of an Era to Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

A friendly reminder! The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Previews began March 31. (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Danny Burstein & Jane Krakowski Will Announce the Outer Critics Circle Nominations; Watch Live at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The nominations announcement will be streamed here at BroadwayWorld. Check back at 11AM to watch live! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Steps First! Get a Look at Laura Osnes and Corey Cott in BANDSTAND on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens on Wednesday, April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 8th Annual Orpheum Theatre High School Musical Theatre Awards; Ceremony Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, students and supporters from 35 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 8th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, and Dean Film & Video.  Modeled after the Tony® Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Aspire Performing Arts Company Holds Auditions for Summer 2017 Musical Theatre Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

If you or someone you know is a performer between the ages of 7 and 18, this is an opportunity that you don't want to miss! (more...)

BWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the Dream
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 23, 2017

I am incredibly proud of all my kids and Ryan is pursuing his dream as a performer. He has been performing for quite awhile now as a professional and I have had the idea that this would be so since about his Junior year in High School. I have always taken the time to include my kids (when they have shown an interest) into the shows I was doing. Ryan and his older sister, Kaitlynn, were able to be more inundated with it at a young age as I was more active as a professional performer and they got to be backstage and at rehearsal, and often in shows with me. Whenever I was in a show that needed kids, I got them an audition and, since they were talented, often got cast, so we were able to share the stage. Sound of Music, South Pacific, Music Man, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, all shows that my kids been able to share with me. (more...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Heritage High School's LES MISERABLES Tops 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

ArtsBridge Foundation, producer of the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards, announces the 2017 Shuler Awards winners. (more...)

John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017!
by Sally Henry - Apr 20, 2017

The winners are in! BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Present the Third and Final Show in its 2016-2017 Season! CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff  (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews.  CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 26 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 2 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, July 2 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Hello! BOOK OF MORMON Performances Begin 8/1 at the Eccles Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a sold out 2 week run in 2015, returns to Salt Lake City for a limited engagement August 1 - August 10 at The Eccles Theater.  Single tickets will go on sale April 28 at 10AM. Tickets will be available at the Eccles Theater box office 131 Main Street, all Arttix.com outlets, by visiting Arttix.com, or by calling 801-335-2787. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 801-703-2057.  (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Now for Warsaw Federal Incline Theater's Summer Classics Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tickets to individual shows in the 2017 Summer Classics Season at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater are NOW on sale! (more...)

Photo Flash: Limelight Performing Arts Brings the Comedic Antics of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Limelight Performing Arts, in partnership with Studio 3 Performing Arts, will give audiences a taste of American musical comedy in the Roaring 20's with a youth production of The Drowsy Chaperone, which runs April 21 through May 7 at Studio 3's Artspace Theatre in Gilbert. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Sutton Foster and Husband Ted Griffin Welcome Adopted Baby Girl, Emily Dale, to the Family!
by Alan Henry - Apr 16, 2017

Broadway superstar Sutton Foster has welcomed an adopted baby girl into her family. Sutton and her husband, Ted Griffin, adopted Emily Dale Griffin today who was born on March 5. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse has announced nominations in twelve categories for the Fourth Annual Totem Pole Playhouse Awards to be presented Sunday, May 21, at 5pm on stage at Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater. (more...)

THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Razzle Dazzle at Pioneer Theatre Company; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, running May 5 - 20, 2017. The musical was the toast of Broadway when it premiered in 1991, winning the 1991 Tony Award for best musical. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President; Paul Libin, Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel, Senior Vice President) are proud to announce the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).   (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Danny Burstein
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Apr 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

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