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From a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

You don't want to miss meeting the fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill (starring Marriott favorite Bernie Yvon), as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band he vows to organize - despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen. Come join the townspeople of River City in this wonderful slice of Americana as they perform such hummable tunes as "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Gary, Indiana," "Wells Fargo Wagon," "Ya Got Trouble" and "Till There Was You."


THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): RENT's Philip BostonTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): RENT's Philip Boston
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 9, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we introduce you to Philip Boston, who Friday night makes his debut as Mark in PACT's embattled production of Rent in Tullahoma. (more...)

XANADU Begins Tonight at CT Repertory TheatreXANADU Begins Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre completes its 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series with the musical comedy Xanadu. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal and choreographed by Cassie Abate, Xanadu tells the story of a muse named Clio who travels to 1980's Venice Beach, California disguised as a mortal to inspire chalk artist and beach boy Sonny Malone. Clio faces the jealousy of her two sisters, Melpomene and Calliope, the wrath of her father Zeus, and the struggles of fitting in as a mortal as she and Danny fight for their dream to open a roller disco with awesome mirror balls. Amandina Altomare stars in the lead role of Clio/Kira. Altomare was previously seen on the CRT stage as Lousie in Gypsy, Judy in A Chorus Line, and earlier this summer in LES MISERABLES: A Musical Celebration directed by Terrence Mann. Performances of Xanadu begin on July 9, 2015 and run through July 19, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse, 7/15-25OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse, 7/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the area premiere of John Patrick Shanley's new Irish comedy Outside Mullingar, which had its world premiere on Broadway last year.  (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN Opens 7/15Maine State Music Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN Opens 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) presents Meredith Willson's beloved all-American classic The Music Man. This six-time TONY Award-winning musical has been entertaining audiences since 1957. The Music Man runs July 15 - August 1, 2015. (more...)

Stratford Festival's CAROUSEL Cast Recording Now AvailableStratford Festival's CAROUSEL Cast Recording Now Available
by Alan Henry - Jul 6, 2015

Following last year's recording of CRAZY FOR YOU, this year - the Stratford Festival company of CAROUSEL recorded the festival's second original cast recording. The recording is now available for order and digital download on CDBaby. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, named the best musical of the 20th century by Time magazine, returns to the Festival for the first time in over twenty years in a vibrant production directed by Susan H. Schulman. Previews began Tuesday, May 5, at the Avon Theatre. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater to Present American Debut of TRUCK STOP, 10/5-24Crowded Fire Theater to Present American Debut of TRUCK STOP, 10/5-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) is pleased to announce the creative team and dates for the American Premiere of TRUCK STOP by Lachlan Philpott, opening Monday October 5, 8 pm running through October 24 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Directed by Marilee Talkington, this production marks Lachlan Philpott's first fully produced play in the United States. Philpott is an award-winning playwright in Australia whose plays have been extensively developed at American theaters including San Francisco's ACT, Crowded Fire Theater and the Magic. (more...)

Tom Reardon Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/16-17Tom Reardon Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

After several previous sold out engagements, Bay Area favorite Tom Reardon returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his brand new show Until the Night for two performances only – Wednesday, September 16 (7 p.m.) and Thursday, September 17 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Stars from WICKED, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KINKY BOOTS Set for THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at FringeNYCStars from WICKED, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KINKY BOOTS Set for THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

CitySalt Theatricals proudly presents the new musical The Crack in the Ceiling, presented as part of the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Featuring book, music, and lyrics by James Harvey,  directed by Stephen Tyler Davis. (more...)

PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME Now Available For The First Time On DVDPARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME Now Available For The First Time On DVD
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2015

A rare original TV musical comes to DVD at last! (more...)

New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena StageNew Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home. With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen runs now through August 23, 2015, opening tonight, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Carolann M. Sanita, German Alexander and More in Rehearsals for WEST SIDE STORY at Music CircusPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Carolann M. Sanita, German Alexander and More in Rehearsals for WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)


by Marina Kennedy - Jul 29, 2015

Andy Donald is the Producer of Artistic Development and Community Program for New Jersey Performing Arts Center. We recently interviewed him to learn a little more about his career and the upcoming season at the Center. (more...)

Transport Group Sets THREE DAYS TO SEE Special EventsTransport Group Sets THREE DAYS TO SEE Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Transport Group's current production, Three Days to See, an intimate portrait of Helen Keller, will offer a number of events surrounding the disabled community. Included is an audio described performance on July 29 for the visually impaired, an open captioned performance for the hearing impaired on August 5, and talkbacks with author Dr. Beth A. Haller (July 31) and Maricar Marquez of the Helen Keller National Center (August 4). (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN, JR to Bring the Parade to Tacoma Little Theatre, 8/14-16THE MUSIC MAN, JR to Bring the Parade to Tacoma Little Theatre, 8/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

You won't be able to miss those 76 trombones when you see The Music Man, JR!  (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead All-Latino Cast of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena StageNicholas Rodriguez to Lead All-Latino Cast of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Karen Zacarias' new telenovela-inspired comedy Destiny of Desire receives its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, kicking off the company's 66th season with dramatic storytelling and comic flair. Zacarias, an inaugural resident playwright of the theater's American Voices New Play Institute whose previous credits include The Book Club Play and Legacy of Light, collaborates with renowned director Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director of the Latino Theater Company, to bring the Latin-American telenovela genre to life on stage. Destiny of Desire runs September 11-October 18, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Barbara Cook Memoir to Hit Shelves at Last in 2016?Barbara Cook Memoir to Hit Shelves at Last in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Back in 2011, it was announenced that Broadway living legend Barbara Cook would collaborate with New York Times theatre critic Charles Isherwood on a memoir. The book never made it to the shelves for its previously announced fall 2012 release, but now it seems that fans might still have reason to rejoice. According to Amazon, the still untitled memoir will be released by HarperCollins on May 16, 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE FABULOUS LIPITONES Bring Back Barbershop at the ColonyBWW Reviews: THE FABULOUS LIPITONES Bring Back Barbershop at the Colony
by Don Grigware - Jul 28, 2015

In its California premiere The Fabulous Lipitones by John Markus and Mark St. Germain sounds like a silly promo for an overrated sexual enhancement product and with its initially corny lines could easily fall into the category of 'sitcom onstage' comedy, but thank heavens it rises far above and beyond. Lipitones is a deliciously funny and substantially reflective take on what might happen if a traditional barbershop quartet inducted a culturally un...suitable replacement. Now onstage at the Colony Theatre, Burbank, Lipitones will make you laugh your pants off! (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on BroadwayMatthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's SYLVIA just announced that two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) completes the cast of the forthcoming production, to be staged by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof). (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next MonthWEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

DM Playhouse Reveals 2015 Dionysos Award Winners!DM Playhouse Reveals 2015 Dionysos Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2015 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 26. The theatre honored 18 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced six acting award winners. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway divas are heading out across the country and the globe today, and LUCKY STIFF premieres in NYC! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Staging MUSIC MAN for a Contemporary AudienceBWW Interviews: Staging MUSIC MAN for a Contemporary Audience
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 24, 2015

'I try to do every play I direct keeping in mind both people who have never seen it before and those who might know it well. I ask myself, 'What would today's audience want to hear and how can I tell the story for this a contemporary public?' I actively look for ways to put a spin on even a well-known show like The Music Man so that some things strike the audience as surprises, as fresh and different. I want them not to sing along with tunes they know, but be caught off guard a little and be so busy watching the story unfold that they forget they already know it.' Director/choreographer Marc Robin is discussing his latest staging of Meredith Willson's classic musical, The Music Man, for Maine State Music Theatre. Robin was part of a panel that also included the shows stars, Curt Dale Clark and Lauren Blackman, MSMT's Props Designer Kyle Melton, and the company Director of Communications Carol Marquis, moderated by BWW's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the fourth such talkback in the company's summer series, Peek Behind the Curtain, which drew a standing-room only crowd. (more...)

Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Tony-nominated Mirror Repertory Company - whose founders and early supporters include the late actresses Eva Le Gallienne and Geraldine Page along with Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino - will present its 10th annual summer season with the Greensboro Arts Alliance in Greensboro, Vermont, with a repertory of 4 plays and musicals in alternating repertory July 23-August 24 , it has been announced by Sabra Jones, the company's artistic director. (more...)

Drayton Festival Theatre to Present THE MUSIC MANDrayton Festival Theatre to Present THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Sound the trombones! Join the parade and march on over to the Drayton Festival Theatre for a beloved Broadway classic in celebration of the theatre's 25th Anniversary. Meredith Willson's The Music Man is guaranteed to hit a high note as it entertains audiences of all ages from August 5th to August 29th. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of North Carolina Theatre's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY!BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of North Carolina Theatre's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast of its last production of the 2014/2015 season. Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story playing July 21-26 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jenn Colella, Jennifer Hope Wills, Paul Schoeffler and More in PETER PAN at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Jenn Colella, Jennifer Hope Wills, Paul Schoeffler and More in PETER PAN at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

The 65th Music Circus season continues with Peter Pan, a high-flying, magical journey to Neverland that critics call 'purely delightful...ageless...a wonderful tradition.' The cast includes Broadway veterans, Music Circus audience favorites, and talented actors making their Music Circus debut this season. Performances are July 21 through Sunday, July 26.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Exclusive! First Look at James Barry, Matt Allen and More in BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at North Carolina Theatre, Opening Tonight!Photo Exclusive! First Look at James Barry, Matt Allen and More in BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at North Carolina Theatre, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast of its last production of the 2014/2015 season. Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story playing July 21-26 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out an exclusive first look below! (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens, Misty Copeland and Rita Moreno Among 2015 Industry Dance HonoreesVanessa Hudgens, Misty Copeland and Rita Moreno Among 2015 Industry Dance Honorees
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2015

Broadway stars past, present and future will be honored at this year's Industry Dance Awards.  (more...)

ArtsWest Sets AMERICAN IDIOT Creative TeamArtsWest Sets AMERICAN IDIOT Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

ArtsWest has announced the creative team behind the first production of its 2015-2016 season, two-time Tony Award-winning musical Green Day's American Idiot: Eric Ankrim, Director; R.J. Tancioco & Chris Ranney, Co-Musical Directors; Trina Mills, Supervising Choreographer; and Shadou Mintrone & Gabe Corey, Choreographers. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Good Old Fashioned American DreamsBWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Good Old Fashioned American Dreams
by Shari Barrett - Jul 20, 2015

The Music Man with Book. Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson continues to be one of the most-loved American musicals of all time, regularly performed on stages across the country. What really makes the Aerospace Players production a joy to behold is the intricate and extremely varied choreography designed by Angela Asch who also portrays Zaneeta "Ye-Gods" Shinn to perfection. Director John Woodcock is to be commended for making sure each of the ensembles members, and there are many of all different ages, get a moment in the spotlight during the show either with a line during the many ensemble numbers or a featured spot while dancing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Magic Really Exists in HJT'S ALADDINBWW Reviews: Magic Really Exists in HJT'S ALADDIN
by Kristen Morale - Jul 20, 2015

Ever since I attended my first production at the wonderful Harwich Junior Theater a few months ago, I have consistently been amazed by what has appeared on that stage then and thereafter. The shows never disappoint, and I never cease to be impressed by how talented the involved actors of all ages prove themselves to be. Stumbling upon this theater and its magnificent productions has really given that extra spark that not all theatergoers and reviewers alike may receive when attending live productions, and it is always an unequivocal pleasure to find this out for oneself. So saying, HJT's current children's production of Aladdin is yet another beauty of a show that will have audiences of all ages captivated by the tale of Aladdin and his quest to become someone great. Even though most of actors involved in the production are 'small,' there is nothing of that nature in this extremely well done and entertaining retelling of the Aladdin audiences may not know much about. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of MSMT's THE MUSIC MANSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of MSMT's THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) presents Meredith Willson's beloved all-American classic The Music Man. This six-time TONY Award-winning musical has been entertaining audiences since 1957. The Music Man runs tonight, July 15, through August 1, 2015. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 20-26, Featuring Clyde Alves, Samantha Marie Ware, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 20-26, Featuring Clyde Alves, Samantha Marie Ware, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 19, 2015

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: Broadway Song & Dance Man: Clyde Alves at Birdland; Ladies of Eve, Featuring Daisy Eagan, Ellyn Marie Marsh, and More; Mara Wilson & Jenny Jaffe Present: Send in the Clowns; George Abud: Never Been Young with Special Guests Mary Beth Peil & Elizabeth A. Davis; and Samantha Marie Ware, Guest Starring GLEE's Alex Newell. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre Concludes Summer Season with WONDERFUL TOWN, August 6-16thReagle Music Theatre Concludes Summer Season with WONDERFUL TOWN, August 6-16th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's much-lauded 47th consecutive summer season concludes with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Wonderful Town from August 6-16, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). (more...)

BWW Reviews: MSMT Makes MUSIC MAN an Irresistible ValentineBWW Reviews: MSMT Makes MUSIC MAN an Irresistible Valentine
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 17, 2015

Who doesn't love Meredith Willson's classic musical, Music Man, with its thrilling score, its witty humor, its irresistible combination of bravura and unabashed romanticism?. Generations have grown up on movie versions and memories of the big Broadway productions. So when a company undertakes a revival of such a classic, they risk the inevitable comparisons. Undaunted, Maine State Music Theatre has mounted a grand, original, and compelling look at this cornerstone of American musical theatre. The new production, directed by Marc Robin, starring Curt Dale Clark and Lauren Blackman, which opened at Brunswick's Pickard Theatre on July 16, skillfully fuses the familiar and the fresh into an evening of absolute delight. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MUSIC MAN Marches Melodically Onto Moonlight StageBWW Reviews: MUSIC MAN Marches Melodically Onto Moonlight Stage
by Don Grigware - Jul 17, 2015

What do the 1950s have in common with 1912? Ages of innocence, both. When Meredith Willson wrote his story with Franklin Lacey about a con artist bamboozling an Iowa town in 1912, which formed the substance of his musical The Music Man (1957), the effect became like that of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker. People were jubilant, ecstatic and welcomed Professor Harold Hill, as they craved a good old-fashioned love story coated with ironic excitement. He was a charmer, and they saw way past his bad side. Now in a spirited new production at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista , the company pulls out all the stops and yet presents a delightfully down.to.earth show that keeps the flavor of Meredith Willson in tact. With fast-paced direction from John Vaughn and a splendid cast led by David Engel as Hill , The Music Man offers an unrealistic yet refreshing look at the way life should be. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 5 Favorites with Clyde Alves- ON THE TOWN Star Shares Inspirations for His Birdland Concert!BWW Exclusive: 5 Favorites with Clyde Alves- ON THE TOWN Star Shares Inspirations for His Birdland Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Below, Alves gives us a taste Monday's concert by sharing five of his musical inspirations from YouTube. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Curt Dale Clark, Lauren Blackman and More in MSMT's THE MUSIC MANPhoto Flash: First Look at Curt Dale Clark, Lauren Blackman and More in MSMT's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) presents Meredith Willson's beloved all-American classic The Music Man. This six-time TONY Award-winning musical has been entertaining audiences since 1957. The Music Man runs tonight, July 15, through August 1, 2015. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The PublicBrandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Moonlight Stage Productions' THE MUSIC MAN, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Moonlight Stage Productions' THE MUSIC MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Moonlight Stage Productions presents 'The Music Man,' a classic that is as American as apple pie. The show follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band that he will lead. The catch is he doesn't know the difference between a trombone and a treble clef! Before he can skip town, the town librarian steals Hill's heart and transforms him into a respectable citizen. 'The Music Man' is family entertainment at its very best. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Curt Dale Clark, Lauren Blackman and More in MSMT's THE MUSIC MANPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Curt Dale Clark, Lauren Blackman and More in MSMT's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) presents Meredith Willson's beloved all-American classic The Music Man. This six-time TONY Award-winning musical has been entertaining audiences since 1957. The Music Man runs tonight, July 15, through August 1, 2015.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The Tradition Continues- Checking In with the Recipients of Last Season's Gypsy Robes!BWW Exclusive: The Tradition Continues- Checking In with the Recipients of Last Season's Gypsy Robes!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Today, we celebrate all the performers that earned the right to wear the robe this past season, including Tracee Beazer, Jess LeProtto, Jeremy Davis, Barrett Martin, Katie Webber, Cameron Adams, Jennie Ford, Ron Todorowski, Lainie Sakakura, Joseph Medeiros, and Matt Wall. Read below, as they reflect on what the honor meant to them! (more...)

PETER PAN Opens 7/21 at Music CircusPETER PAN Opens 7/21 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The 65th Music Circus season continues with Peter Pan, a high-flying, magical journey to Neverland that critics call "purely delightful…ageless…a wonderful tradition." The cast includes Broadway veterans, Music Circus audience favorites, and talented actors making their Music Circus debut this season. Performances are Tuesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 26. (more...)

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 2015-16 Season to Include THE MIKADO, PRINCESS IDA & MoreNY Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 2015-16 Season to Include THE MIKADO, PRINCESS IDA & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, adds another welcome dose of joyous 'topsy-turvy' satire to the 2015-16 New York theatrical scene when it kicks off its 41st season November 7 with a roster of G &S favorites including the political fairytale Iolanthe (November 7 & 8), a holiday run of the much loved The Mikado (December 26 - January 2, 2016); and a limited spring run of the chauvinist spoof Princess Ida (May 21 & 22, 2016) --- all taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Single Tickets go on sale August 17! In addition to the mainstage season, the season will also feature the company's Bistro Award winning production, where G&S meets Broadway, entitled I've Got a Little TWIST! (December 1) at the cabaret hotspot, 'Broadway's living room,' 54 Below - tickets on sale now! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)

Rebecca Spencer to Make Palm Springs Concert Debut, 8/9Rebecca Spencer to Make Palm Springs Concert Debut, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Broadway performer and BackStage Bistro Award-winning recording artist Rebecca Spencer will celebrate her Palm Springs concert debut with a performance on Sunday, August 9 at 2:00pm, part of the Summer Series at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert, CA. Unique arrangements that fuse both classical etudes as well as contemporary expressions of the art song, with the romantic American Songbook, Broadway, film and popular music, have become Rebecca's signature. Working with her long-time collaborator, virtuoso pianist Philip Fortenberry, their musical symmetry has been hailed by critics across the country, and heralded in BackStage as "collaboration at its finest". (more...)

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