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A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN Debuts at Segerstrom Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Disney aficionados, film buffs and musical theater lovers can expect an evening like no other when eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts performing his own music and sharing entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, It Can't Happen Here. (more...)

Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer Lead THE PRODUCERS, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

MUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN
by Maeve Riley - Sep 28, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Austin (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/8/2016
by - Oct 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/8/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Cortale, with Seth Rudetsky, Presents Judy Kuhn in 'Broadway In New Orleans' Concert at NOCCA
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 6, 2016

Lucky for all of us here in New Orleans, Mark Cortale is again bringing his Broadway in New Orleans series to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) beginning tonight at 7:30pm.  The first concert of the 2016-2017 series features an actor/singer who you may know from any number of Broadway shows such as LES MISERABLES, SHE LOVES ME, and most recently FUN HOME.  Or, if you grew up in the 90s like me, you may know her as the barefoot running, Native American, Disney princess Pocahontas.  Is "Colors of the Wind" anyone else's go-to road trip jam? (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/6/2016 - HOLIDAY INN Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 6, 2016

Today's big news: The U.S. premiere of COMMUNION bows tonight at Urban Stages, the casts of RIDE THE CYCLONE and IN TRANSIT meet the press, and Roundabout's HOLIDAY INN opens on Broadway! (more...)

Hunter Foster Helms Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse brings back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage tonight, October 5, through November 6. (more...)

TICK, TICK... BOOM! Explodes Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

George Salazar, Nick Blaemire and Ciara Renee star in Keen Company's production of Tick, Tick...BOOM!, a thrilling work by the late, great Jonathan Larson. Performances begin tonight, October 4, Off-Broadway. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: DIRTY DANCING at Adrienne Arscht Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during its most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances "Baby" Houseman. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County beginning November 29 through December 4, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Global Awards 2016 Producers of the Year to Cathy Rigby & Tom McCoy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Broadway Global is proud to announce the 2016 Producers of the Year winners, CATHY RIGBY McCOY & TOM McCOY. (more...)

Lilli Cooper to Join TICK, TICK... BOOM! in Extended Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that tickets are now on sale for four more weeks, through December 18th, for Keen's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! Ciara Renee will play her final performance on November 20th. Beginning November 22nd, Lilli Cooper, seen on Broadway in Spring Awakening and Wicked, will take over the role of Susan. (more...)

Star-Packed Lineup Slated for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz, continues its ongoing line-up show, An Evening of Classic Broadway, on Tuesday, November 15th at 8PM. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/24/2016 - 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 24, 2016

Today's big news: Jake Gyllenhaal leads SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE tonight at City Center! (more...)

BWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME a Brilliant Miracle
by Trevor Durham - Oct 23, 2016

Once in a very rare moment do you see community art shine, shine like a diamond in the rough, shine like nothing you could have hoped to find there. Rarely can one expect to find New York quality shows in a space outside of the great white way, perhaps Boston or Chicago. Not Broward, never Broward. Some blessings reach far, in the figure of Patrick Fitzwater and Slow Burn Theatre, opening their bright new season with a shock. Under a very exclusive contract, Fitzwater and his team are premiering The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a Disney produced show with only four productions ever produced. The score is one of the most challenging and daunting ever written, the characters dark as Victor Hugo's original novel, and technical nightmares never seen in south Florida. Somehow, through the magic of his performers (and a full choir), Fitzwater puts on a premiere that rivals New York, a show that most have never seen before, certainly one of the greatest productions the state has ever seen. (more...)

WICKED Announces Added Holiday Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

WICKED, the spellbinding musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has added three extra Christmas matinees: on Thursday 22 December, Monday 26 December 2016 and Thursday 29 December 2016. All extra shows start at 2.30pm at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre.  (more...)

Slow Burn Theatre to Stage 'HUNCHBACK', TITANIC and More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

South Florida's acclaimed Slow Burn Theatre Company has announced its upcoming 2016-17 season, featuring four blockbuster musicals that will be presented exclusively at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

TICK, TICK... BOOM! Opens with a Bang Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Keen Company's production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! opens tonight, October 20. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Houston Roundup: The Halloween Edition
by Natalie de la Garza - Oct 19, 2016

It's almost Halloween, and if you're still looking for a spooky good time, let us make some suggestions. From ghosts and man-eating plants to telekinetic teens and angry mobs, there's a lot out there for the Houston theatre-goer to find ... if you dare. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at DIRTY DANCING, Coming to the Arsht Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting today for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during its most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances 'Baby' Houseman. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County beginning November 29 through December 4, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

WICKED International Tour Will Travel East in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

WICKED, the musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, launched an international tour this summer from the UK and next up, the cast will travel east! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Austin (more...)

Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Makes Scandinavian Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

As previously reported, Denmark's Fredericia Theater will welcome Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz's The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the stage this autumn. This Scandinavian premiere of the musical will open tonight, October 14, 2016 before travelling to Copenhagen the following summer at The Royal Theater's Old Stage on June 23, 2017. (more...)

All-State Honor Production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Set for Thanksgiving Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Nevada Thespians, the state chapter of the Educational Theatre Association, in conjunction with The Clark County School District will be presenting the amateur premier of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A New Musical on November 25, 26, 27, & 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the Cashman Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Alan Menken Debuts Fresh Retrospective Concert at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 10, 2016

The prolific eight-time Academy Award-winning composer---perhaps best known for his decades of unforgettable work in several landmark Disney animated musicals---was on hand to unveil a world premiere concert entitled 'A WHOLE NEW WORLD WITH ALAN MENKEN' on September 30, 2016 at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Part cabaret concert, part one-man retrospective story time/show-and-tell, this 'trial' showcase, he hoped, would serve as the springboard for what is to become a series of similar concerts celebrating his enviable career thus far. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Red Crescendo Theatre Company Presents GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Red Crescendo Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Stephen Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak's timeless classic GODSPELL (2012 VERSION) performing December 10th - 18th, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm as well as Thursday December 15th @ 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. Tickets are $12; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit gorillatangotheatre.com. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL Begins Previews This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Performances begin tonight, November 3, for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evermere Entertainment. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

2017 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Led by Stephen Schwartz, Seeks Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, in Partnership with DreamWorks Animation and The Wallis, is now accepting applications for the 2017 edition of the popular workshop series that gives selected composers and lyricists the opportunity to present selections from original musical works in progress for professional critique. The workshop will take place on February 1 & 2, 2017.  (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be recorded later this year and released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Announces Rush Policy Before Tomorrow's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Performances begin tomorrow, today, November 3, for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

PRANCER Makes World Debut on The Rose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

When an injured reindeer appears in a young girl's backyard, it sets the stage for a story filled with heart and hope in the new stage adaptation of the film Prancer, making its world debut on The Rose stage. The show, which opens Friday, Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 18, 2016, will showcase breathtaking puppetry and a heartwarming story to bring light to the holiday season.  (more...)

Alan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presents a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

Ciara Renee and Jodie Jacobs Lead Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Cast includes Ciara Renee (Pippin and Big Fish, Broadway), Jodie Jacobs (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, We Will Rock You, Dominion), Bleu Woodward (Oh! What A Lovely War, Stratford East) and Bjorg Gamst (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone). (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Musical Receives European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The European Premiere of WORKING will open at Southwark Playhouse on 7 June 2017, with previews from 2 June, for a strictly limited season ending 8 July 2017. (more...)

Pre-Order Alan Menken and David Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

As previously announced, Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. The album is now available for digital pre-order today, Friday, November 11. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Regional Awards Update - Julian Decker, Sarah Watts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Becky Gulsvig, Pia Toscano, J. Harrison Ghee in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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