Meet the Leading Lady of West End FUNNY GIRL Revival - Sheridan Smith!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

In celebration of the big news, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at some of Smith's best-known performances below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 10/25/2015
by BWW - Oct 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/25/2015 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 10/25/2015
by BWW - Oct 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/25/2015 for New Hampshire (more...)

Ruby Lewis to Make Broadway Debut in Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR; New Opening Night Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Ruby Lewis will make her Broadway debut as The Leading Lady in Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR, the organization's first production created specifically for Broadway. (more...)

Come And Meet Those Dancing Feet! 42ND STREET Taps Its Way to The McCallum, 11/24-29
by David Green - Oct 23, 2015

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET comes to the McCallum Theatre with a sparkling new production for seven performances Tuesday, November 24, through Sunday, November 29.42nd STREET is the song and dance fable of Broadway, with an American Dream story and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "We're In The Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," "Dames," "I Only Have Eyes For You," and, of course, "42nd Street." Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie, 42nd STREET tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When The Leading Lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Savannah Frazier from Broadway's AMAZING GRACE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 23, 2015

This will probably be an emotional weekend for Savannah Frazier as the curtain comes down on Amazing Grace, the Musical, the show in which the Nashville native made her Broadway debut. Closing after its final performance at the Nederlander Theatre on Sunday, Amazing Grace gave Frazier her biggest exposure to date in New York and with its closing she heads onward - and we daresay upward - in her pursuit of musical theater dreams. (more...)

Are You Making More Money Than THERESE RAQUIN's Keira Knightley? You May Be Surprised
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2015

Broadway's non-profit theatre companies often get major name stars to work in limited runs for a surprisingly low salary. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for New Hampshire (more...)

42ND STREET Tour Comes to Merrill Auditorium Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Portland Ovations brings the National Broadway Tour of 42nd Street to Merrill Auditorium for two performances at 2pm and 7:30pm today, October 17th. (more...)

Breaking News: FUN HOME, FINDING NEVERLAND & More Will Arrive in Chicago in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Broadway In Chicago just announced the upcoming 2016 season line-up. Broadway In Chicago's 2016 season will include the 2015 Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical FUN HOME, the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 42ND STREET, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and FINDING NEVERLAND. The 2016 Season will go on sale to the public November 8, 2015. To renew or purchase a new subscription, please visit BroadwayInChicago.com or call 312-977-1717. Subscriber benefits include savings of up to 50% off ticket prices, discounts on both parking and suite service, invitations to Broadway In Chicago exclusive events, free exchange privileges and more. The Broadway In Chicago 2016 Season line-up, including performance dates and venues, is as follows: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Louisville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Costa Mesa (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET - Gloria and Emilio Estefan Bio-Musical Is Vivacious and Entertaining When the Music and Dancers Sizzle
by Michael Dale - Nov 5, 2015

The storytelling suffers from typical jukebox musical problems, but director Jerry Mitchell keeps the show moving. (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Jamie McGonnigal - Nov 28, 2015

As the Billboard Top 40 Rap Chart features Broadway's own Hamilton at the top of the page, it's exciting to remember a time where hearing Broadway tunes on the radio, and having them performed by top talents was not such a rarity. If you need a reminder of the timelessness of a good melody, of the allure of crisp, intelligent lyrics, go no further than the Sidney Harmon Theatre in downtown D.C. Under the direction of Alan Paul, with smooth and sexy choreography from Michele Lynch, Shakespeare Theatre Company's KISS ME, KATE opened last week to a well-deserved standing ovation.  (more...)

TV One's BORN AGAIN VIRGIN Returns in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

TV One is heating things up this winter with the return of its hit series Born Again Virgin on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The scripted comedy is back with more dating adventures of three 30-something best friends and the challenges they face while attempting to navigate a new romantic landscape and trying to avoid the pitfalls of empty relationships. (more...)

Time for 'Snot en Trane' in Musical Adaptation of DIE VAN AARDES VAN GROOTOOR at Theatre On The Bay
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

DIE  VAN  AARDES  VAN  GROOTOOR, a brand new musical with book and lyrics by Pieter-Dirk Uys and music by Godfrey Johnson, will premiere at Theatre on the Bay this festive season. With its roots in sketch comedy and, later, a play, this new musical comedy bills itself as 'the legendary boeredrama', a universal story of family, murder, lust, corruption and intrigue. (more...)

VIDEO: HAND TO GOD's Playwright Robert Askins Talks of His Own Spirituality and of Emotional Healing on Just Faith
by Michael Dale - Nov 16, 2015

He created Broadway's most foul-mouthed blasphemous character but is actually a very spiritual man. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for San Diego (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Costa Mesa (more...)

42ND STREET Tour Comes to Segerstrom Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a two-week engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts with a sparkling new production, tonight, November 10 - 22. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team that staged the 2001 Tony Award® winning Best Revival. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Boise (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Carly Kade Pens IN THE REINS
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Equestrian author Carly Kade has lived in the North, the East, the South and now the West. Having made two cross-country road trips with her beloved horse in tow, Carly knew when she arrived in Arizona that Scottsdale, 'The West's Most Western Town,' was the perfect place to release her debut novel. Since its Arizona launch at the end of 2015, In The Reins, a cowboy romance novel inspired by the equestrian lifestyle, has steadily climbed the charts to rave reviews. The book has been an equestrian best seller on Amazon for more than 10 weeks. (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse Will Keep Audiences Smiling
by Kelli Curtin - May 24, 2016

Act II Playhouse's production of KISS ME, KATE is a show that is imbued with energy and full of delightful musical numbers. It has a sensational score by Cole Porter that will please audiences. This show, under the direction of Peter Reynolds and with the incredible choreography by Maggie Anderson, is a reminder of the timeless melodies of Porter and it has a cast that will entertain audiences. KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse shines and will have members of the audience smiling from start to finish. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

Rich Pisarkiewicz and Patrick Blindauer Join The Muny's 42ND STREET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of 42nd Streetdirected and choreographed by Denis Jones and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

BWW Review: Sport For Jove's Production Of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Continues To Question Society's Views On Women
by Jade Kops - May 11, 2016

Sport for Jove's interpretation of William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW highlights that society hasn't come that far since the 16th Century. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Set for Shea's Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway Partner/Producer Albert Nocciolino present the M&T Bank 2016-17 Broadway Series, featuring multiple Tony-Award winning musicals, hits on Broadway and a FIRST NATIONAL TOUR KICKING OFF IN BUFFALO! (more...)

42ND STREET to Run 4/19-24 at The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a one week engagement at The Playhouse on Rodney Square with a sparkling new production, April 19-24.  42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE COLOR PURPLE's Patrice Covington
by BWW Staff - Mar 4, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Patrice Covington, who stars as 'Squeak' in THE COLOR PURPLE, playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

In The Wings Productions to Present 42ND STREET, 4/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, presents the song and dance extravaganza 42ND STREET, with performances from April 8-17 at the historic Snug Harbor Music Hall. (more...)

Review Roundup: BRIGHT STAR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR officially opens tonight, March 24, 2016 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

PPAC Announces Its 2016/2017 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

?The President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. "Lynn" Singleton is pleased to announce PPAC's 39th Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. (more...)

BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with TRIP OF LOVE'S Colby Q. Lindeman
by Bob Rizzo - Mar 15, 2016

His middle initial stands for Quinn, but close friends call him Colby Q. Colby has recently joined the cast of Off-Broadway's song and dance extravaganza, TRIP OF LOVE where he surfs, shimmies and shakes to the pop sounds of the 60's. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he's appeared on Broadway in WICKED, toured with Radio City, and danced on television in SMASH and BOARDWALK EMPIRE. Get to know a little more about Colby as he talks dance, underwear, and working for Madonna. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LIGHT UP THE SKY at Theatre Three
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Theatre Three presents the classic Broadway comedy LIGHT UP THE SKY by Moss Hart, running March 10 - April 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

42ND STREET Coming to State Theatre for Pair of Shows in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a TWO night engagement at the State Theatre with a sparkling new production, Wednesday February 3 and Thursday February 4.  42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

Nora En Pure's 'Morning Dew' EP Out Now Via Enormous Tunes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

For her latest masterful production, Nora En Pure unveils her most coveted, double-track 'Morning Dew' EP – a compelling offering of two sensational Deep House creations – out now via Enormous Tunes. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 1/24/2016
by BWW - Jan 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/24/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 1/17/2016
by BWW - Jan 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/17/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

BWW Reviews: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at The Firehouse Theatre
by Jef Tingley - Feb 22, 2016

It's one thing to be The Leading Lady in a musical; it's another to be the lead in a show bearing your character's name in the title. Luckily, The Firehouse Theatre's production of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE has found the perfect plucky namesake star (Janelle Lutz) for its current production. Lutz's talents are equally matched by a competent, playful and well-rounded cast to tell this quirky tale of flapper frivolity, lost loves and an elevator powered by tap dancing. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Come Hear the Music Play! Andrea Goss Performs Title Number from CABARET
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

Life is beautiful inside the cabaret. As part of The Chicago Tribune's ongoing Theater Loop Showcase video series, Andrea Goss, The Leading Lady of Roundabout's CABARET national tour, performs the title track from the show. Check it out below! (more...)

Review Roundup: FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens in London- UPDATED!
by Review Roundups - Feb 15, 2016

FUNNY GIRL returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere in a sold-out run, led by Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith as 'Fanny Brice'. The multi award-winning Michael Mayer directs the production, opening tonight, 2 December, at Menier Chocolate Factory before a West End transfer. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Asolo Rep to Present LIVING ON LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Asolo Rep proudly presents the regional premiere of two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro's effervescent music-infused comedy, LIVING ON LOVE, which premiered on Broadway in the spring of 2015. Directed by Peter Amster, who helmed last season's box office record-breaking production of The Matchmaker, previews are January 13 and 14 at 8pm, the production opens on Friday, January 15 at 8pm and runs in rotating repertory through Thursday, February 25 in the Mertz Theatre.  (more...)

TV One's Hit Comedy BORN AGAIN VIRGIN Returns 12/8
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

TV One is heating things up this winter with the return of its hit series Born Again Virgin on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Five Reasons Why 'Turkey Lurkey Time' is a Perfect Broadway Musical Moment
by Michael Dale - Dec 23, 2015

You've probably seen this video dozens of times, but did you ever seriously consider what makes this a perfect Broadway musical moment? (more...)

BWW Interview: Marilyn Cutts On FUNNY GIRL!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 27, 2016

Marilyn Cutts talks to us about transferring with Funny Girl to the Savoy, working with Sheridan Smith, and why there should be a musical version of Coriolanus... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mercury Theater Chicago's THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago presents the award winning musical comedy sensation THE PRODUCERS, running now through June 26, 2016. It is truly a "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The production is led by Jeff-Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brigitte Ditmars (Choreography). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mercury Theater Chicago Celebrates Opening Night of THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents the award winning musical comedy sensation THE PRODUCERS, from April 14 to June 26, 2016. It is truly a "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The production will be led by Jeff-Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brigitte Ditmars (Choreography). Scroll down to see photos from the company's opening night celebration! (more...)

42ND STREET Tour Coming to EJ Thomas Hall, 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

?The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a limited two-night engagement at E.J. Thomas Hall with a sparkling new production, May 10-11, the final performances of the 2015-16 Broadway in Akron season.  42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

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