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Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Uproariously Funny THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Chris Gibson - Jul 29, 2016

You say that you're feeling a little blue, or maybe just experiencing some 'non-specific' sadness? Then a sure cure for your condition can be found by attending STAGES St. Louis' scintillating presentation of The Drowsy Chaperone. This is an incredible and uproariously funny show that pokes gentle fun at the very core of musical theatre conventions. Everything is fair game in Bob Martin and Don McKellar's witty script, which even manages to lampoon opening blackouts and intermissions. This revival is a much welcomed and thoroughly enjoyable experience, and I can't remember the last time I've laughed so hard! (more...)

Photo Flash: Will Power! First Look at Will Chase, Rob McClure and More in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy, recently welcomed four new cast members to Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Joining Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who boarded the cast last month, are Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new company in action below! (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

Corinne Melancon Leads THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at STAGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

One of STAGES most frequently requested shows and winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, makes its triumphant return to the STAGES stage. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre Heads to a Far-Off Kingdom with INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre heads to a world of the timeless Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales colliding with wondrous splendor in Stephen Sondheim's 'Into The Woods.' (more...)

Rutgers University Brings on Broadway Industry Professionals to Lead Rutgers High School Musical Theatre Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University announces that Stephen Agosto will lead a team of Broadway performers as Artistic Director of The Rutgers High School Musical Theatre Academy. He succeeds founding Artistic Director Alistair Williams. Agosto has a long history in Arts Education, having served on faculty for the TONY award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse and contributing musical theatre curriculum to The New York City Department of Education. Agosto will oversee comprehensive training in Acting led by Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Singing Technique led by Marian Murphy Powell, and Musical Theatre Dance led by Ivette Sosa Dempsey. (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre to Raise Its Voice with SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Mac-Haydn is raising its voice with SISTER ACT. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Shows Off His Elizabethan Resume
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

Though Will Chase is currently making 'em swoon as the rock star bard, his mug is put to good use in a clever Elizabethan resume. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON at AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House On Sale August 29th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 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 will go on sale Monday, August 29 at 10 a.m. (more...)

VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Rob McClure Sings a Sweet, Jazzy Arrangement of Rodgers & Hart's 'Manhattan' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

Earlier the summer, the SOMETHING ROTTEN! star made his New York solo concert debut. (more...)

Midland Center for the Arts Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Midland Center for the Arts announces its exciting 2016-2017 performance season, featuring over 40 productions and offering something for everyone. Single tickets go on sale Monday, August 15, 2016. View the entire season and purchase tickets at www.mcfta.org. (more...)

FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to Bring the Holiday Spirit to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

M. Scott McLean in association with John Davisi is proud to present FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Announces Cast for Australian Premiere of SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to announce the cast of SIDE SHOW, due to play a strictly limited four-week season at Hayes Theatre Co from September 23. This will be the Australian premiere of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical that tells a stunning tale of sisterhood. With music from the composer of Dreamgirls, SIDE SHOW is based on the remarkable real-life story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and their transition from 'circus freaks' to megastars. (more...)

SARTA Announces 2016 Elly Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

More than 410 Elly nominees for the 2015-16 season were announced at an informal nomination reception on Sunday, August 7, 2016 beginning at 7pm. More than 100 actors, directors, technicians, and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called.  This year's theme is Some Enchanted Ellys.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/5; Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 5, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland, and HELLO, DOLLY! in L.A., just to name a few. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BIG MEAL at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for the poignant comic drama The Big Meal, which will take the stage Aug 5, 2016 as the ninth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. Originally scheduled to be produced on the Harriett stage at Mad Cow, The Big Meal will be presented on the more intimate Zehngebot-Stonerock stage as a result of the extension of Mad Cow's popular Avenue Q. (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, abrand-new musical that chronicles a time before "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," and "A Star is Born"-a time when Judy Garland was simply, "the girl with the great big voice." Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows will run September 16 - November 27 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Eversource Energy, ConnectiCare, Comcast, and Webster Bank. (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit and Q&A With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Josh Grisetti
by Michael Dale - Aug 3, 2016

The new SOMETHING ROTTEN! star talks about making the role his own, his "Game of Thrones" fandom and seeing the first West End preview of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. (more...)

Tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour at Hershey Theater Go Onsale August 13th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, announced today that single tickets will go on sale Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. (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...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The 92Y has announced its Fall 2016 theater season, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Pam MacKinnon, Sutton Foster and more. (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Celebrate CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Album at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will bring his extraordinary Burt Bacharach arrangements to Joe's Pub at the Public for a solo concert and album launch on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, October 18 at 9:30 PM. (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...)

STAGES St. Louis Raises Over $92,000 at 8th Annual CHEERS! Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

On Monday, August 15th, STAGES St. Louis hosted its 8th annual one-night only cabaret event, Cheers!, benefitting the organization's Education and Artistic Programs. (more...)

RED EYE OF LOVE Cast Album Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Brad Oscar & Josh Grisetti Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the new musical comedy RED EYE OF LOVE on Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) begins its 2016-17 season with the Diamond Anniversary production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SISTER ACT at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Mac-Haydn is raising its voice with SISTER ACT. The Mac-Haydn Theatre heads back to the 1970s with this hysterical hit, based on the blockbuster movie starring Whoopie Goldberg. (more...)

Disney's 101 DALMATIONS Returns to the Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

A large part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's goal has been to bring entertainment for all ages to the Frederick stage.  The area's only year-round producing theatre has done just that with its popular Children's Theatre.  Opened in 1996, Way Off Broadway's Children's Theatre produces shows the entire family can enjoy.  In the beginning, it produced original musical stage adaptations of classic fairytales.  (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought The Drowsy Chaperone to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Spread Christmas Cheer to 36 Cities on 2016 Holiday Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

ETworks Presentations, LLC and WarnerBros. Theatre Ventures are thrilled to announce that the Broadway musical ELF will perform across the country once again this holiday season beginning in November 2016. (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

Adam Garcia Withdraws from Remainder of Australian Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

?Adam Garcia has today announced that unfortunately, due to ongoing issues relating to the injury he suffered whilst performing on stage, he has had to withdraw from the remainder of the Australian tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From September 9 to October 8, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present SIGNIFICANT OTHER, a sharply observed new comedy about the challenges of finding love and letting go, written by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Host 8th Annual Cabaret, CHEERS!, to Benefit Its Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

STAGES St. Louis is proud to present its 8th Annual Summer Cabaret, Cheers!, benefiting STAGES' Education and Artistic programs on Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Detroit's Fisher Theatre, 11/1-13
by Anton Anderssen - Aug 1, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, returns to Detroit for a limited engagementNovember 1 - 13 at The Fisher Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at The Fisher Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. (more...)

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