Porchlight Music Theatre Extends SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the first production in its 2015 - 2016 season: Side Show, directed by Porchlight Music Theatre artistic director Michael Weber, music direction by Aaron Benham, choreography by Andrew Waters, music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Bill Russell, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., has been extend through Sunday, Oct. 25. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 26, 2015
by - Sep 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

'NIGHT, MOTHER to Run 11/1-12/14 at The Lost Studio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The issue of suicide has always been complicated and controversial. Celebrating the 6th Anniversary of Whitmore Eclectic, Aliah Whitmore directs Sylva Kelegian and Lisa Richards in a revival of Marsha Norman's eloquent, darkly humorous, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 'night, Mother. The opening is set for Nov. 1 at The Lost Studio on La Brea Ave. (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on ABC FAMILY - Tonight, September 16, 2015
by TV Scoop - Sep 16, 2015

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on ABC FAMILY tonight, September 16, 2015! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Colleen Fee and Britt-Marie Sivertsen in Revised SIDE SHOW at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the first production in its 2015 - 2016 season, SIDE SHOW, directed by Porchlight artistic director Michael Weber, music direction by Aaron Benham, choreography by Andrew Waters, music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Bill Russell, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The show has been extended through Sunday, Oct. 25. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight's Chicago Premiere of Revised SIDE SHOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre's first production of its 2015 - 2016 season will be Side Show, running tonight, September 11, through October 18, directed by Porchlight Music Theatre artistic director Michael Weber, music direction by Aaron Benham, choreography by Andrew Waters, music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Bill Russell, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Porchlight Music Theatre's Newly Revised SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre launches its 2015-16 season with SIDE SHOW, running September 11 - October 18, directed by Porchlight Music Theatre artistic director Michael Weber with music direction by Aaron Benham, choreography by Andrew Waters, music by Henry Krieger, and book & lyrics by Bill Russell, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Previews will run Today, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 14 7:30 p.m. The opening night is Today, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Alicia Irving to Lead Theatre NOW New York's CARRIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Theatre NOW New York's production of CARRIE, The Musical will open on Halloween weekend and run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm from October 30 to November 7 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater (85 Main St., Irvington NY). Tickets are available at TNNY.org or by calling the box office toll free at 855-254-7469 (more...)

Julianna Di Giacomo Stars in SF Opera's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

San Francisco Opera previously announced a cast change for the Company's revival of Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), presented today, October 4 -22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Melissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This November, FEINSTEIN'S/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...)

SIDE SHOW Revival to Get New Cast Recording; Details Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The all-new Broadway cast recording of Side Show will be released on Broadway Records in early 2015, producers announced today. (more...)

BWW Review: Technical Wizardry Transforms the Streets of L.A. During HOPSCOTCH, a World Premiere Mobile Opera Experience
by Shari Barrett - Oct 26, 2015

HOPSCOTCH is a new mobile opera performed in limos on three different routes (Red, Yellow or Green) at various points in and near downtown Los Angeles, presented by the Industry, directed by the amazing Yuval Sharon and his incredible production team comprised of composers, singers, musicians, sound engineers, technical wizards, and an extensive support system, all of whom have created a theatrical experience that defies description and will blow your mind. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Come Look at the Freaks! SIDE SHOW Cast Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Oct 18, 2014

SIDE SHOW will begin previews performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you a preview of the show below! (more...)

AUDIO: The Twins Are Back on Broadway! First Listen to Erin Davie & Emily Padgett's 'I Will Never Leave You' from SIDE SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2014

In a first listen below, SIDE SHOW's Erin Davie and Emily Padgett perform the production's beloved showstopper 'I Will Never Leave You.' The music from Side Show is written by Tony®, Academy® Award nominee and Grammy Award Winning composer Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls) and Tony® Award nominated lyricist Bill Russell, with orchestrations by Tony® Award winner Harold Wheeler, with musical direction by Sam Davis. Check it out! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Austin Opera's A MASKED BALL Takes a Backseat to Previous Productions
by Michelle Hache - Nov 17, 2014

I have always loved opera companies that have the ability to evolve and recreate productions for modern audiences. Typically, Austin Opera always rises to meet this challenge, but regrettably, in this production they miss the mark. Despite some standout performances, A MASKED BALL falls short because of some missed opportunities and questionable choices made by the director. (more...)

Julia Murney, Andrea Burns & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/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, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Review: Natalie Weir's CARMEN SWEET Shows Three Sides To The Femme Fatale in Beautiful Dance
by Jade Kops - Nov 12, 2015

The famous story of CARMEN is reinterpreted in Expressions Dance Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre's production of Natalie Weir's CARMEN SWEET.  Three sides to the Spanish Gypsy are seen through three different dancers as she toys with the naive solder's affections.   (more...)

'NIGHT, MOTHER Runs Now thru 12/14 at The Lost Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

The issue of suicide has always been complicated and controversial. Celebrating the 6th Anniversary of Whitmore Eclectic, Aliah Whitmore directs Sylva Kelegian and Lisa Richards in a revival of Marsha Norman's eloquent, darkly humorous, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 'night, Mother. The opening is set for tonight, Nov. 1 at The Lost Studio on La Brea Ave. (more...)

DMT Presents Thornton Wilder's SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre has announced the final show in its 2014-2015 Journeys Season: Thornton Wilder's vast absurd comedy about the human race: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. (more...)

SIDE SHOW Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart; 3/9 Concert Set for 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The all-new original Broadway cast recording of Side Show debuted this week at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

One of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY won the 2014 Tony Awards® for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. The musical adaptation of the best-selling novel and popular film will play at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts April 26 - May 1. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour to Kick Off in Des Moines; First Round of Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. (more...)

Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. Based on one of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will travel to more than 15 cities in its first season, including Los Angeles, CA (Ahmanson Theatre); Washington, D.C. (The Kennedy Center); Dallas, TX(Music Hall at Fair Park); Pittsburgh, PA (Benedum Center); Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre); Las Vegas, NV (The Smith Center); Houston, TX (The Hobby Center); West Palm Beach, FL (Kravis Center); Fayetteville, AR (Walton Arts Center); and Dayton, OH (Schuster Center) with additional cities to be announced soon. (more...)

THE FORTUNE TELLER Coming to Tacoma Little Theater, 7/28-8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Co-produced by Treasure Valley Children's Theater, The Fortune Teller features a young couple, Marcus, and his pregnant wife, Helen. As Helen nears the end of her term, they both become very worried about what kind of parents they will be to their child. Tammy, Helen's high-strung friend, suggests that they visit a fortune teller. After a brief enigmatic session with Ludmilla Lyudbotchka, Helen leaves with more questions than answers. As the story continues, she eventually gets her answers through hilarity, tears, and quite a bit of opera. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Present Opera Elect's THE FORTUNE TELLER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

?Tacoma Little Theatre is pleased to welcome back the touring company, Opera Elect, and their production of The Fortune Teller.  (more...)

Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barret & Judy Gold and More Set for Late Night at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Craving a show after the show?  FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is bringing its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events:  (more...)

Nick Rashad Burroughs and Marisha Wallace Will Bring 'Baptized By Broadway' to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Following their show's sold-out debut last fall, Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) and Marisha Wallace (Something Rotten!) are pleased to present a special encore performance of Baptized By Broadway: The Revival at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, January 14 at 11:30pm. Invited back by popular demand, Nick and Marisha will welcome audiences to Broadway's Supper Club for another night of exhilarating music, comedy and inspiration. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Goodbye to the Freak Show- SIDE SHOW Wraps Up Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2015

Broadway's Side Show will end its run at the St. James Theatre today, January 4, 2015. The completely reimagined revival began previews on October 28 and officially opened on November 17, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld salutes the revival with a special flashback of the show's road to Broadway! (more...)

FOOTLOOSE Reunion, Rockapella & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

This week at FEINSTEIN'S/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, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 11-17, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Jarrod Spector, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 10, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Very Special Guest Jonathan Groff; Footloose Reunion Concert; Nick Rashad Burroughs & Marisha Wallace: Baptized by Broadway; Late Night Broadway with Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett, & Judy Gold; and Back to the Garden: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro. (more...)

BWW Recap: A GRIMM Face Off with the 'Marechaussee'
by Tiffany Croisant - Feb 7, 2015

The last episode left us wondering if this Henrietta character can help Juliette, as well as why Sean is randomly bleeding. Spoiler alert: I'm still wondering, on both counts. (more...)

World Premiere Exclusive: Listen to 'I Will Never Leave You' from the New SIDE SHOW Cast Recording!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2015

The all-new Broadway cast recording of Side Show is on its way! The album will be released by Broadway Records on February 17, and will be available from Amazon and iTunes on February 24. Boasting Side Show's legendary and beloved score, which now includes new music, and featuring the acclaimed vocal performances of the Broadway cast, the new original Broadway cast recording of Side Show is produced by six-time Grammy Award winning producer Frank Filipetti. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited you an exclusive first listen of the show's anthem- 'I Will Never Leave You.' Check it out below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 27, 2016
by - Feb 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Understudy Megan McGinnis Makes Debut as 'Violet' in Broadway's SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Megan McGinnis, standby for Side Show's twins on Broadway, appeared as 'Violet' in today's (December 3) matinee performance, in place of Erin Davie. Davie is, however, performing in this evening's show. (more...)

Sammy J and Randy Land Coming to Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Fresh from their hit ABC TV show, Sammy J and Randy have borrowed three million dollars and opened a theme park. What could possibly go wrong? A brand new theatrical adventure from everyones favourite skinny/purple duo and its having its world premiere at the Adelaide Fringe before heading to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. (more...)

Broadway Revival of SIDE SHOW to be Recorded for Lincoln Center Library
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The critically-lauded, dazzling new production of Side Show will be recorded for posterity on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 for the Lincoln Center Library was announced today. It was previously announced that Side Show will play its final performance on January 4th, 2014. (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

VIDEO: SIDE SHOW's Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Perform 'I Will Never Leave You' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Below, watch SIDE SHOW's Erin Davie and Emily Padgett perform the number 'I Will Never Leave You,' from this morning's appearance. (more...)

It's Official! Bid Farewell to the Freaks - SIDE SHOW Sets Broadway Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Broadway's Side Show will end its run at the St. James Theatre on Sunday, January 4, 2015, the show's producers announced today. Discussions are currently underway for Side Show to make its London debut. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of SIDE SHOW
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Dec 1, 2014

The all-new Broadway cast recording of Side Show will be released on Broadway Records early next year. Boasting Side Show's legendary and beloved score, which now includes new music, and featuring the acclaimed vocal performances of the recently-revealed Broadway cast of the upcoming, totally reimagined production, the new original Broadway cast recording of Side Show is produced by six-time Grammy Award winning producer Frank Filipetti and will be released in the theater, stores and on iTunes in early 2015. Scroll down for photos of the cast in the recording studio! (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on ABC FAMILY - Wednesday, September 16, 2015
by - Aug 31, 2015

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on ABC FAMILY on Wednesday, September 16, 2015! (more...)

Porchlight Sets Casts for First Post-Broadway Premiere of SIDE SHOW, FAR FROM HEAVEN & AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Exciting news just in to BroadwayWorld!  Michael Weber, artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, has announced the casts of the Chicago premiere of the 2014 revision of Side Show, the return of Porchlight's hit Ain't Misbehavin', multi-Jeff Award-winner Summer Naomi Smart starring in the Chicago premiere of Far From Heaven, and Porchlight Music Theatre's 2015 - 2016 artistic leadership for its four Mainstage productions. (more...)

The BiTSY Stage Presents THE FORTUNE TELLER'S FORTUNE: A TALE FROM NICARAGUA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The BiTSY Stage presents 'The Fortune Teller's Fortune: A Tale from Nicaragua' September 17 through October 16 at 1137 S. Huron St. Denver, CO 80223. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Porchlight Music Theatre's Newly Revised SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre launches its 2015-16 season with SIDE SHOW, running September 11 - October 18, directed by Porchlight Music Theatre artistic director Michael Weber with music direction by Aaron Benham, choreography by Andrew Waters, music by Henry Krieger, and book & lyrics by Bill Russell, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Previews will run Friday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 14 7:30 p.m. The opening night is Friday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Porchlight to Present Chicago Premiere of Revised SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre's first production of its 2015 - 2016 season will be Side Show, running September 11 - October 18, directed by Porchlight Music Theatre artistic director Michael Weber, music direction by Aaron Benham, choreography by Andrew Waters, music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Bill Russell, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 9, 2016
by - Apr 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DMT's SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is excited to announce the final show in our 2014-2015 Journeys Season: Thornton Wilder's vast absurd comedy about the human race: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. (more...)

DMT to Present Thornton Wilder's SKIN OF OUR TEETH, 5/21-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre has announced the final show in our 2014-2015 Journeys Season: Thornton Wilder's vast absurd comedy about the human race: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. (more...)

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