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

Peggy Eason to Return for Encore at Don't Tell Mama, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Black, Blind and Beautiful, Peggy Easton's robust and gorgeous style will enthrall everyone who hears her. Once again, she is directed by ten-time MAC winner Lennie Watts -- and after two successful outings on June 9th and June 15th, Peggy is back again on July 23rd. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Presents the Southern California Premiere of Disney's MARY POPPINS, 7/16-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season is well under way, and Artistic Director Steven Glaudini is proud to present the Southern California Regional Premiere of the smash hit Broadway musical MARY POPPINS, co-created by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Performances are July 16 to August 2. Single tickets are priced $15 to $52 and include price levels for student rush, military, senior, and family discounts. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

Tim Realbuto to Appear on Fox 5's GOOD DAY NEW YORK STREET TALK & More to Promote 7/24 54 Below Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Award winning writer/performer Tim Realbuto will be guest on several upcoming television shows to promote his star-studded (not-so-solo) solo show at 54 Below, which is entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help) and will tell the story of his life growing up in show business with hilarity and poignancy. He's enlisted the help of some top stars to play characters in his life, voices in his head, and sometimes (when things get too tough), they will even play Tim himself. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces $29 Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, playing at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 - 13, 2014. In Detroit, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $29 apiece. (more...)

Long Island Musical Theatre Festival to Present THE DROWSY CHAPERONE; Performances Set for 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival is a non-profit program dedicated to producing a full-length musical with a professional orchestra in two weeks. During that time, students receive training from industry professionals while being surrounded by peers who share the same passion and skill set. Students will have the opportunity to work with a Broadway guest artist, discuss resume building, and learn audition techniques. (more...)

Sheridan Hosts SONG, STAGE AND SCREEN IX CONFERENCE this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Sheridan is hosting the 'Song, Stage and Screen IX Conference' this week, June 24-26 at its Oakville campus - the first time this event has been held in Canada. The conference, coordinated by the academic journal, Studies in Musical Theatre, brings together educators in the field from around the world to discuss music theatre practices. This year's theme is 'The Art of Collaboration in Musical Theatre'. (more...)

VIDEO: Zach Braff Tells Kimmel How He Put One BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Audience Member to Sleep
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Zach Braff stopped by last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC to talk about his new Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at A CHORUS LINE at Music Circus, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Constantine Maroulis and Marilu Henner Lead Readings of New Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Today, June 24, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and stage and screen icon Marilu Henner (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Chicago) will headline private industry readings of the new Broadway-bound musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Three Day Gift with 2014-2015 Season Package, Now Through 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Broadway in Indianapolis announces free gift with the purchase of a 2014-2015 season package today through Wednesday at 11:59 pm. Each season ticket order will receive a $20 gift card to Target*. Buy in person at the Broadway in Indianapolis office (342 Mass Ave) on Wednesday, June 25 from 9 am to 5 pm to select your seats and enjoy refreshments with the staff. The all-new 2014-2015 season includes ELF THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS - Witness The Impossible, ANNIE,JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLR DREAMCOAT and DIRTY DANCING. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2014

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Emma Ferrante Talks SPAMALOT at The LOT, Physical Humour, and Finding Her Inner Diva
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Jun 21, 2014

Based on the Monty Python film Monty Python and the Holy Grail is SPAMALOT, a hilarious musical that parodies the legend of King Arthur. While the two have their differences, both have one thing in common - outrageous loud-out-loud antics. Now, the Lower Ossington Theatre is staging it's own production of the hilarious, larger than life musical. (more...)

Julie D'Moure, Justin Anthony Long and More Join Tim Realbuto in ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP) at 54 Below, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Tim Realbuto has announced that he has added a four-person ensemble to his upcoming 54 Below show, which has previously announced a starry line-up of guests. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

Clare Foster, Jamie Parker and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester, Aug 11-Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running 11 August - 21 September 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gail Bennett and More in MARY POPPINS at the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Long Island premiere of 'Disney's Mary Poppins' is set to fly at the Patchogue Theatre - featuring Broadway caliber actors and aerial effects. The musical, produced by The Gateway, plays July 2-19. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

CLONED! Adds 7/19 Performance at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Following a sold-out Opening Night performance, THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and SPIEGEL AND WOLPOW PARTNERSHIP have announced a second extension performance of CLONED!, a two of a kind sci-fi musical set in the Manhattan of the 90s, with book by Jacey Powers (Picking Up - DR2 Theater) & Dan Wolpow (Keepers: A Broadway Benefit at Studio 54), lyrics by Dan Wolpow, music by Adam Spiegel (Camp Rolling Hills - 2013 NYMF Next Link Project Finalist), choreographed by Ryan Kasprzak (TV: Smash, So You Think You Can Dance; Tour: Billy Elliot; NYMF: Volleygirls), music direction by Julianne B. Merrill (NYMF: Mother Divine) and directed by Tom Wojtunik (Children of Eden - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; Urinetown - NY IT Award Outstanding Musical; The Miss Education of Jenna Bush - FringeNYC Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite; Edenville - NY IT Award Nominee Best Director; NYMF: The Groove Factory). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Helen Anker, Tony Sheldon and More in Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances began on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28, with an opening slated for tonight, July 4, 2014. (more...)

Casting Update for EPIC FAIL, a New York Musical Theatre Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Casting has been announced for the new edition of Marc Eardley's EPIC FAIL directed by Marc Eardleyand presented Off-Broadway at The Laurie Beechman Theater by Graydon Gund and The New York Musical Theatre Festival. There will be three performances of EPIC FAIL July 8th at 9:30, and July 12th at 5:00 and 8:00pm. Tickets for EPIC FAIL went on sale June 16th. (more...)

Andy Jones, Kecia Lewis, Blake Hammond & More Join Paige Faure in CINDERELLA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Producers of the Tony® Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA,Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced additional casting for the First National Tour launching in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) onOctober 10, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interview: Danny Burstein's CABARET Love Story
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 26, 2014

Danny Burstein plays Herr Schultz, a Jewish shopkeeper in denial of Berlin's encroaching reign of terror. (more...)

Gail Bennett to Star as MARY POPPINS, Beginning 7/30 at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. (more...)

Breaking News: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Sets August Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY,written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, August 24 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Malcolm Gets & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Celebrates the 4th of July to the Tune of 'Born in the U.S.A.'
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2014

The cast and crew of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY have created a special video to celebrate the 4th of July, and they are proud to be Americans born all over the USA. Check it out below! (more...)

John Glover to Star in Bay Street Theater's THE TEMPEST Outdoor Readings, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced the launch of The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative with the presentation of two outdoor staged readings of THE TEMPEST, starring Tony Award winner John Glover as Prospero, on August 16 and 17. This initiative is an ongoing program, which offers exciting performances and educational opportunities focusing on the work of William Shakespeare at Bay Street Theater. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Nashville Stagecraft to Present CINDY & ELLA, Begin. 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Gaddis and Schuffman have written together since 2010 and have produced original work independently in New York City and Nashville, including spring's The Mad King Lear. Lucy Turner(Bad Seed, Miracles on Honey Bee Hill, The Caretakers), Lanie Shannon(Royal Gambit, The Glass Menagerie), Harley Walker(The Drowsy Chaperone), and newcomer Adam Bridges star. Performances are August 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th at the 4th Story Theater at the West End United Methodist Church. (more...)

Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores August 5. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Paramount Theatre Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record-breaking run in 2013, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle and plays a limited three week engagement through Sunday, August 10. In Seattle, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Bergen County Players' 2014-15 Season to Include 'DROWSY CHAPERONE,' 'OSAGE COUNTY' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Long considered one of America's foremost community theater groups, the Bergen County Players is proud to announce its 2014-15 season, an ambitious, passionate and playful year of audience pleasing musicals, innovative plays and special events for its 82nd consecutive season. From toe-tapping musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating, the new season kicks off with The Drowsy Chaperone, the five-time Tony Award winning musical. (more...)

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by Alan Henry - Jul 17, 2014

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BWW Reviews: 'NO CHANCE IN HELL' at the Best of Fringe is Heavenly
by Alan Henry - Jul 17, 2014

I am a huge fan of the Toronto Fringe Festival! It's a great platform for new shows to be presented to audiences. Some get picked up for the Mirvish Season - or by other theatre companies, and one has even made it all the way to Broadway (The Drowsy Chaperone.) (more...)

Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre to Host Team Sydni Benefit Concert, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance and Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children's Theatre will present a free concert A Magical Musical Adventure on Sunday, July 20 at 7 pm, on the Knight Stage at Middletown High School. Forty-one local dancers ranging in age from 3 to 18 will perform together to raise money for Team Sydni. The concert features many of well-loved fairy tale characters, and includes a variety of song-and-dance styles. There is no charge for admission. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door, and during intermission the dancers' parents have organized a basket raffle, which includes donations from many Middletown merchants in an effort to further help Sydni. This is the second annual summer production of the Dee Buchanan Studio and Way Off Broadway. Last year's concert raised over $2,600 to help another local student, TJ Rufty. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sondra Lee Visits Gas Lamp Academy of Performing Arts' PETER PAN
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 16, 2014

Broadway and television actress, Sondra Lee, made a special trip to Glen Ridge to have a talkback with the cast of Gas Lamp Academy of Performing Arts's Peter Pan on Tuesday, July 15. Sondra Lee originated the role of Tiger Lilly in the 1954 Broadway production of Peter Pan as well as the 1955, 1956 and 1960 television broadcasts of Peter Pan working along side the incomparable Mary Martin. (more...)

'THE RAT PACK', THE 39 STEPS and More Set for Alhambra Theatre & Dining's Fall 2014 Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the longest running professional dinner theater in the United States is quickly turning into one of its busiest venues. In additional to its traditional slate of Broadway-quality theatrical productions, the Alhambra will be host to two concerts, a two-day show starring Tina Lifford of NBC's Parenthood, which is a fundraiser for Generation W, and a fundraiser for First Coast No More Homeless Pets. (more...)

Britney Spears: The Cabaret Set for Brisbane Powerhouse, 13-17 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Luckiest Productions presents Britney Spears: The Cabaret Written by Dean Bryant Musical Direction by Mathew Frank Brisbane Powerhouse Wednesday 13 August - Sunday 17 August. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Heinz Hall, 9/23-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that single tickets will go on sale Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 9:00 a.m for the Pittsburgh engagement of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Heinz Hall, September 23-October 5, 2014. (more...)

Trey Parker Nixes Reports of Musical Version of SOUTH PARK
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The duo was asked if they would consider following up their hit, Tony Award winning Broadway musical Book of Mormon with a musical adaptation of their animated series. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Seattle, 7/22-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement, July 22 through August 10, 2014. (more...)

Broadway in Indianapolis Announces 'Pick Five' Package for 2014-15 Season, Featuring MAMMA MIA!, ELF, JOSEPH and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Broadway in Indianapolis announces a 'Pick Five Package' for the all-new 2014-2015 season which includes MAMMA MIA!, ELF THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS - Witness The Impossible, ANNIE, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLR DREAMCOAT, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, presented by NETworks, and DIRTY DANCING. (more...)

VIDEO: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Betsy Wolfe Sings National Anthem at Yankee Game
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2014

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY star Betsy Wolfe sang The National Anthem at last night's Yankee game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (more...)

Tickets Now Available for TUCK EVERLASTING, BULL DURHAM & More at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are pleased to announce the 2014/15 Season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage and Theatre for Youth and Families series. The 46th season includes seven exciting world premieres, including two new American musicals. Tickets are on sale now at www.alliancetheatre.org. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

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