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Neil Simon Theatre (New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.

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Based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon

Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic about English widow Anna who comes to teach western ways to the royal family of Siam and in turn learns to love and respect the exuberant king. A fun show for the whole family!



Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma, and RULES OF SECONDS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Review: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 7, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth Radiates Elegance in an Intimate Evening (more...)

Boston Ballet 2016-17 Concludes With ROBBINS/THE CONCERT, 5/5-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Boston Ballet's 2016–2017 season concludes with Robbins/The Concert, a mixed-repertory program featuring works by George Balanchine, Jorma Elo, and Jerome Robbins set to music by several composers: Igor Stravinsky, Frédéric Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, J.S. Bach, and Robert Schumann. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nancy Opel, Mary Beth Peil, Dan Lauria and More Perform at George Street Playhouse's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

George Street Playhouse announced today that its recent Annual Gala Benefit was the most successful in the event's history, raising a record amount of funds in support of its mainstage and educational programming. The Gala took place at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick on Sunday, April 2, 2017, and featured many stars of the stage and screen as presenters and performers. Scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

Better Yourself by Getting to Know the Cast of WAR PAINT- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 6, 2017

War Paint, a new musical, opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre. Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Broadway's OSLO to Make UK Premiere at The National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The National Theatre today (6 April 2017) announced the UK premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of OSLO, a gripping new play by J T Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher which is currently in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway. (more...)

Linda Speir to Make Larry Keeton Theatre Debut in DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Veteran Nashville actress Linda Speir will make her Larry Keeton Theatre debut as the matriarch in Del Shores' Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will, the next production on the stage of the Donelson theater, running April 20-May 6. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker and Marin Mazzie Sign on for the New York Pops' 34th Birthday Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

As previously announced, on Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I Evokes Something Wonderful
by Dylan Shaffer - Apr 6, 2017

A journey to the Far East reveals extravagant sets, ornate costumes, and symphonic melodies in The King and I's return to Pittsburgh. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic has been delighting audiences for over half a century with the jokes that remain funny, orchestrations that endure beautifully, and themes that resonate contemporarily. (more...)

The Richey Community Orchestra and Chorus presents BROADWAY GOLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Richey Community Orchestra and Chorus join forces on Sunday, April 23, 2017 to present "Broadway Gold",an unforgettable collection of classic songs from Broadway's most popular shows and revivals. Special guests are Broadway veterans Jimmy Ferraro and Dee Etta Rowe. (more...)

Tim Draxl Joins the Cast of ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

???????After much anticipation, Luckiest Productions is thrilled to reveal Tim Draxl as the final cast member in the 30th anniversary production of Alex Harding's beloved Australian musical Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co later this year. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced full casting for Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in the Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Broadway Show-Stoppers Fill the Intimate Independence Studio on 3 in JERRY'S GIRLS at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3.   (more...)

Actors from Around the Globe to Bring Drama, Laughs and Rain to Berkeley Rep in MONSOON WEDDING World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full and final casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 'IN THE DARK TIMES...' Theme, 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

In the Dark Times will there also be Singing? The San Francisco International Arts Festival takes Bertolt Brecht's rhetorical question as its theme for 2017 (and beyond) and forms the bedrock of a commitment to develop an artistic platform that addresses the dangerous domestic and foreign policy political abyss currently confronting the United States of America. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Baayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that Baayork Lee will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2017 Tony Awards. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Bring THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its West Palm Beach premiere May 9-14 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ma-Yi Theater Company Hosts 28th Anniversary Gala This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Ma-Yi Theater Company and Producing Artistic Director, Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director, Jorge Z. Ortoll have announced the 28th Anniversary Gala honoring legendary prima ballerina of Ballet Philippines and Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish, and creators and patrons of the arts, Frank and Lolita Valderrama Savage. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. The multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway hit will run at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a limited time starting May 9 through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

BWW Review: Jewish Arts Collaborative Brings Broadway to Natick with Seth Rudetsky & Judy Kuhn
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway came to Natick last night as the Jewish Arts Collaborative presented SETH RUDETSKY & JUDY KUHN: A BROADWAY CABARET AND CONVERSATION at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN). As promised by JCA Artistic Director Joey Baron in his introduction, the evening was fun (with a capital "F") as these two veterans of the Great White Way regaled the sold-out house with backstage stories, Rudetsky's masterful musicianship, and Kuhn's gorgeous vocalizing from her considerable musical theatre canon. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, and Nigel Havers Return to the London Palladium in DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Initial casting is announced today (20 April 2017) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Dick Whittington.  Following the success of Cinderella last year, the production will see the return of Julian Clary who will play Spirit of the Bells, Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel.  Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly.  (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale to Star in City Center Concert Staging of BRIGADOON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Tony-winner Kelli O'Hara will star in a concert staging of the Lerner and Loewe classic BRIGADOON at New York's City Center. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 2, 2017
by - Apr 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre Join Forces for ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre celebrate music legend and cross-over sensation Patsy Cline, April 18 through May 21. (more...)

BCT's SPRING SING features Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and More 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Award winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will sing Broadway melodies to support musical theatre scholarships at the 3rd annual Brooklyn Children's Theatre's SPRING SING on Monday, April 24, 2017. Kristen, an Oscar and Grammy winner, co-wrote Broadway's first a capella show, In Transit. Bobby, co-creator of Book of Mornon and Avenue Q, is the youngest ever person to win an EGOT - Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. The pair are currently adapting their hit film Frozen for Broadway release in Spring, 2018. (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with ILLYRIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will present a new actor-musician workshop staging of Illyria on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4pm and Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7pm. Illyria features book, music, and lyrics by Peter Mills and is adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Mills and Reichel. (more...)

Marni Nixon's 'Loverly' Former NYC Apartment, Studio on the Market
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

'Wouldn't It Be Loverly' to own a bit of New York history? Apartments 2A and 3A at 315 West End Avenue) - the former teaching studio and apartment of legendary Marni Nixon - are on the market! (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

New Musical SWEETEE, Set in '30s Depression-Era South, to Arrive Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SWEETEE (www.SweeteeTheMusical.com) a new American musical with book, music and lyrics by Gail Kriegel (Home Front, Seven) and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony  nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Birch (Broadway: Grease, Candide, Parade) will play at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) for a limited engagement from May 21st - June 18th. (more...)

Christiane Noll to Make Met Room Debut with THE IRA GERSHWIN ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Chiristiane Noll will make her Metropolitan Room debut with 'The Ira Gershwin Album' on May 24th and June 7th at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 16, 2017
by - Apr 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center Announce Film Screening and Discussion Panel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

???????The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3 announces their hosting of a benefit film screening of the PBS documentary, Out of His Dreams, at the County Theater in Doylestown PA., Wednesday May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 14, 2017

Today's subjects, Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra, are currently living their theatre lives as the orchestrator and musical director, respectively, for the Ford's Theatre production of Ragtime. The show continues through May 20th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I: Still Something Wonderful
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 14, 2017

The National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I brings its parade of adorable children, a pair of star-crossed lovers, an imperial ruler, and a strong-willed, warm-hearted educator to the Boston Opera House through April 23rd. One of the grande dames of the 1950s, The King and I retains its exalted place in the R & H pantheon, thanks to the artistry of Director Bartlett Sher, a songbird by the name of Laura Michelle Kelly, and a flawed King of Siam for our times, Jose Llana. (more...)

Paper Mill Will Honor Chita Rivera at 2017 Gala; THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 12, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band. (more...)

Broadway's OSLO to Be Adapted to Big Screen; Bartlett Sher to Direct
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 13, 2017

While Lincoln Center's production of OSLO does not officially open until tonight, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Tony Award winning director Bartlett Sher (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SOUTH PACIFIC, The King and I) will helm a big screen adaptation of the critically acclaimed play (more...)

Photos: First Look at Jaygee Macapugay, Mark Bautista & More in HERE LIES LOVE in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Fun Home, Waitress and An American in Paris headline the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Series, which leads off with the world premiere of a new musical in development - Part of the Plan, an original musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring songs from the catalog of famed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. (more...)

Hershey Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Hershey Theatre is pleased to announce four critically acclaimed Broadway productions will grace the stage at the iconic venue as part of its 2017-2018 season presented by Capital BlueCross.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Roleystone Theatre's 20th Anniversary Production of OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

A 20-year anniversary production of the famed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! comes to Roleystone Theatre this May. Last staged at the theatre in 1997, directors Paul Treasure and Bree Hartley are bringing it to life again with a new cast, celebrating the groundbreaking musical that ushered in the golden age of musical theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Reflections on JEKYLL AND HYDE at the Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 11, 2017

The Belmont Theatre, formerly York Little Theatre, has come a long way in six years, as proven by its most recent works. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co. presents THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY: OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND THE FIRST FOLIO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Honoring the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, Centenary Stage Company is pleased to present classical theatre giants Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in, The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare and the First Folio, an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades on Sunday, April 23  at 3:00pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

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