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Upper Darby Performing Arts Center Announces the 42nd Season of Upper Darby Summer Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

???????Upper Darby Performing Arts Center proudly presents the 42nd season of Upper Darby Summer Stage which features the national, non-equity premiere of the new musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Summer Stage's Mainstage musical. A summertime tradition for thousands of family members throughout the Philadelphia region, Upper Darby Summer Stage has been empowering young people and entertaining families since 1976. (more...)

The Ogunquit Playhouse Receives Three IRNE Award Nominations for THE HUNCHBACK NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to announce that it has received three Independent Reviewers of New England Award (IRNE) nominations in the large theatre category for its 2016 production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame including Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Actor in a Musical. The IRNE Awards honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies in Boston and New England. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Will Receive ASCAP's Founders Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present legendary composer Stephen Schwartz with its prestigious Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. The exclusive, invitation-only gala celebrates ASCAP's top film, television and videogame composers of 2016 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

Regional Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Among Hale Centre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family theater, officially unveiled its 2018 entertainment season that will mark the first full year in the new 130,000 square-foot Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy City. The 2018 season, sponsored by Mountain America, will feature eight productions on the season ticket and two special engagement productions. They will run non-stop on the theater's proscenium thrust, Jewel Box Stage, and the larger, one-of-a-kind Centre Stage, built by international stage design company Tait Stage Technology. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for San Diego Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of First Date. This musical comedy includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, with a book by Austin Winsberg. First Date marks the opening of SDMT's 2017 Off Broadway Series and features direction by J. Scott Lapp, music direction by Jon Lorenz, and choreography by Allison Spratt Pearce. Performances run from March 31 - May 7, 2017 at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring; Pre-Order Now!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE will be released by Ghostlight Records, beginning March 24, 2017. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Actor Paul Kandel
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 5, 2017

Up there, high, high in the lovely apartment in midtown Manhattan, lives the mysterious Paul Kandel. Who is this creature? What is he? How did he come to be there? Hush! Rob and Kevin will tell you as they sit down with the wonderful Mr. Kandel, best known for his role as Uncle Ernie in THE WHO'S TOMMY and as the voice of Clopin in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/4-3/5/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017. (more...)

Answering Client Demand and New Business Gains, Trailer Park Hires Jason Zammit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Trailer Park is pleased to announce that Jason Zammit has joined the company as Director, Live Theatrical Marketing.  (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

BWW CD Review: A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Entertaining, But Not Unforgettable
by David Clarke - Mar 29, 2017

Ghostlight Records' recent release of A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) perfectly captures the spirit of the Broadway show. The record sounds reminiscent of JERSEY BOYS with music and lyrics that pulsate with a heart that reminds listeners of HAIRSPRAY. The up-tempo tracks, enthusiastic performances, and pop and funk sounds of the 60s flood the album. This ensures audiences will be tapping their toes to the infectious beats, even if the songs don't stick to their ribs after the CD ends. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Gala Celebrates Stephen Schwartz with Patina Miller, Judy Kuhn, Jeremy Jordan, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Danielle Brooks, Gabriel Ebert, Raul Esparza, Ann Harada, Judy Kuhn, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, Jason Sudeikis, George Takei, Broadway Inspirational Voices and many others to be announced will headline Musical Masterworks, The Music of Stephen Schwartz, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway). (more...)

Casting and Creative Team Announced for St. Louis Premiere of DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today that Christopher Tierney and Bronwyn Reed will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman in the St. Louis premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's FREAKY FRIDAY
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 27, 2017

For this episode, we take a deep dive into the new Disney musical FREAKY FRIDAY , which was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressely for licensing to professional and then amateur theatres. Cast member Jason SweetTooth Williams moderates a chat--recorded backstage at La Jolla Playhouse--with the show's two stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (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...)

Milford Arts Council presents WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council (MAC), is excited to announce a special one-night only theater event, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes, written by Neil Titley and performed by Johnson Flucker. This performance takes place April 2nd at 4 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT.  This event has cabaret seating and it is BYO-everything.  So bring a bottle of your favorite wine, a snack and enjoy this wonderful performance. (more...)

BWW Review: Ringing The Bells With THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Henegar Center
by Kirsty Johnson - Mar 21, 2017

It's a safe bet that just about any 90's kid can remember re-watching Disney's Hunchback of ­Notre Dame over and over, rewinding the VHS until it was nearly worn out. In the Henegar Center's stage re-imagining of Disney's beloved tale and Victor Hugo's classic novel, there are no friendly goat sidekicks, but a plethora of that nostalgic music and imagery remains. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Casey Cott, Courtney Reed and More Sign on for BROADWAY LOVES KELLY CLARKSON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Broadway Loves series makes its return to Feinstein's/54 Below this April 3rd when over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate the original 'American Idol,' three-time grammy award winner Kelly Clarkson. (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

TheatreWorks Immigrant Saga RAGS Comes to Mountain View
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Recording Out on CD Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Physical CDs of the world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, are now available wherever music is sold. Following its digital release on February 10, the studio cast recording continues to be available wherever digital music is sold and streamed. (more...)


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Paige Davis to Star in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Announcing Theatrical Outfit's 2017-2018 SEASON OF CHARACTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second-oldest continually-operating professional theatre, aspires to create a compassionate, joyful and just community by starting the conversations that matter. From The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a timeless, epic musical co-production with Aurora Theatre (our third year in a row), to the conversation-starting new play Boy about gender reassignment, to the Atlanta premiere of GA native Lauren Gunderson's new, co-authored, Jane Austen-inspired holiday hit Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, to an intimate look at one of legend Billie Holiday's final solo appearances in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, to the Atlanta professional homecoming of Perfect Arrangement, local writer Topher Payne's mid-century gay-rights comedy, to a world premiere collaboration with Atlanta Opera, to T.O.'s non-traditional update on the sizzling Broadway classic 110 in the Shade, to year two of our Unexpected Play Readings, our 2017-2018 Season of Character truly offers something for everyone. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and More Highlight Garden Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Garden Theatre, located at 160 West Plant Street in historic Winter Garden, is pleased to announce the 2017 - 2018 Theatre Season, running from September 2017 - May 2018. (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's THE LION KING
by Disney on Broadway - Mar 13, 2017

The third episode of our Official Disney on Broadway Podcast, The Pride of The Lion King, is now live. In this episode, we chat with company members whose time with the show ranges from 8 months to 17 years. You will hear about what it is like on and off stage for this very special Broadway family. Interviews include Adrienne Walker (Nala), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki), Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi), and Rema Webb (Ensemble, Understudy for Sarabi and Shenzi). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Announces Dazzling 2017-18 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Aurora Theatre is opening the curtain to unveil its 2017-2018 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series! Georgia's second largest professional theater will once again bring Broadway-caliber productions of unsurpassed talent and theatrics to the Lawrenceville's charming downtown square. This season's diverse line-up features The Hunchback of Notre Dame, ABIGAIL/1702, MAYTAG VIRGIN,RIPCORD and the highly anticipated return of the celebrated holiday classic CHRISTMAS CANTEEN 2017. One additional show, a blockbuster musical slated for a Spring 2018 production, is an audience favorite and will be announced over the summer. Led by co-founders Anthony Rodriguez and Ann-Carol Pence, the upcoming season offers something for theatergoers of all ages with a main stage mix of musicals, comedies and dramas!  (more...)

The Henegar Center Announces Casting For THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Henegar Center announces cast for the Brevard premiere of Hunchback of Notre Dame. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ at The Wallis
by Lily Lim - Feb 9, 2017

On Friday, February 3 at 7:30pm, ASCAP Artistic Director and Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt) was joined by Broadway guest stars for An Evening with Stephen Schwartz: Music & Broadway Memories.  (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Announces Lineup for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Following a record-breaking 2016-17 season,Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, announced last night the eight ambitious productions that will comprise the lineup for its 2017-2018 season. Highlights include the Peninsula premiere of the unforgettable musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Larry Shue's award-winning comedy, THE FOREIGNER; the hit thriller, THE WOMAN IN BLACK; everyone's favorite musical,ANNIE; the Tony Award-winning play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; the award-winning drama, THE ELEPHANT MAN; the national premiere of WHEN THAT I WAS…; and the raucous musical, THE FULL MONTY.  All performances will be held at Hillbarn Theatre, (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City). Subscriptions ($210 - $336) are on sale now at hillbarntheatre.org or by calling 650.349.6411. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Announces 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the 2017/2018 Season which includes the Premiere Mainstage Series, The Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series in the Tell Studio Theatre, and the Eichmann Family Series. The season will follow an unprecedented season of record-breaking productions. Next season will continue to welcome returning and new audiences to distinctive high-caliber productions that continue the Fulton tradition of "Engaging Life Through Art." (more...)

'HUNCHBACK', MISERY, 'BEEHIVE' and More Set for Great Lakes Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater (GLT), unveiled an ambitious, six-production array of classics to headline the company's 2017-18 season. (more...)

Podcast: Second Episode of 'Disney on Broadway' Series Highlights ALADDIN
by Disney on Broadway - Feb 28, 2017

As the first North American Tour of ALADDIN readies for the start of rehearsals today, host Patrick Hinds talks with the cast and crew to see how they are preparing. Interviews include Adam Jacobs (Aladdin, North American Tour), Courtney Reed (Jasmine, Broadway), Jonathan Weir (Jafar, North American Tour) and Clifford Schwartz (Senior Production Supervisor).   (more...)

WICKED Adds Extra Week at Bristol Hippodrome for 2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has added an extra week of performances to its much-anticipated return to The Bristol Hippodrome in 2018. (more...)


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University of Washington Musical Theater Program presents PIPPIN for Third Annual Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences presents the third annual production of the UW Musical Theater Program, Pippin. The production runs March 10th through March 19th at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at NE 41st Street and University Way NE.  (more...)

BWW Review: LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2017 Presented by Princess Cruises a Tremendous Success
by Don Grigware - Feb 21, 2017

On Sunday, February 19 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2017 Presented by Princess Cruises came to an uber exciting conclusion at the Colony Theatre. After a very entertaining 90-minute program in which the 18 contestants gave 150% to their uptempo songs from Broadway shows, thirteen contestants were eliminated and the top five finalists selected during the first intermission. It was then decided, like the last two years from the consensus of the judges, to add a sixth contestant. Then each of the six proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of 18 judges made the final decision during the second intermission. Musical director par excellence Richard Berent accompanied at the piano throughout the three hour show. (more...)

PNC Pops to Welcome Best of Broadway for 'STANDING OVATIONS'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The PNC Pops proves 'there's no business like show business' during an evening of Broadway showstoppers with 'Broadway Standing Ovations' on February 17-19 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

WICKED Named Best West End Show for Third Time at WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has been named 'Best West End Show' by theatregoers for a third time at the WhatsOnStage Awards, tied with Les Miserables. The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were presented tonight (Sunday 19 February 2017) and marked the long-running hit musical's 10th WhatsOnStage Award win(which include 'Best New Musical' in 2007 and 'Best West End Show' in both 2010 and 2011). (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra To Announce 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to join in celebration of the upcoming 25th Anniversary Season Announcement on Saturday, March 4 at  1 p.m. and 7 p.m., before both Irish Romance concerts at Bob Carr Theater at 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando. (more...)

TADA! Youth Theater's Annual Gala to Honor Stephen Schwartz, Julie Turaj, and Robert Pohly
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater's Annual Gala will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Tribeca 360. TADA! is thrilled to announce that this year's honorees are legendary composer & Artistic Advisory Board Member STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, loyal supporter & Board Member JULIE TURAJ  &  philanthropist ROBERT POHLY. The Gala will be hosted by TADA! alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

Podcast: First Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlight's NEWSIES
by Disney on Broadway - Feb 13, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has released the first episode of 'The Official Disney on Broadway Podcast,' a six-episode pilot series which includes interviews and behind-the-scenes stories of Disney's most beloved titles and their journey to Broadway and beyond. Through in-depth conversations with cast and creators, the podcast will reveal untold stories of the creation of these world class productions. (more...)

Greater Essex and Hudson County Elementary School Students Present Disney Musicals in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Children from five New Jersey public elementary schools were given the extraordinary opportunity to perform on the spectacular concert hall stage of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Monday, Feb. 13 as part of the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share Celebration. (more...)

World Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, is released digitally by Walt Disney Records today, February 10, 2017. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes 8 Millionth Theatregoer!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, welcomed its 8 millionth theatregoer to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on Thursday 9 February 2017. Louise and David McCarter attended the performance and enjoyed a back stage visit with the cast after the performance. (more...)

Eastbound Theatre presents WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council (MAC), is excited to announce a special one-night only theater event, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes, written by Neil Titley and performed by Johnson Flucker. This performance takes place April 2nd at 4 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Rings Out at PMT
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 1, 2017

After a two-decade wait, Disney's cult animated musical finally comes to the stage, in an all too timely production. (more...)

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