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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."



ON THE TOWN with Leonard Bernstein's Classic Score Opens 7/11 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the classic Leonard Bernstein musical comedy On The Town. This will be just the third time the Bernstein masterpiece has been produced at Music Circus, and its first appearance in the Wells Fargo Pavilion; previous Music Circus productions were in 1955 and 1961. Performances of On The Town are Tuesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 16 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Amanda Beagle Makes NYC Cabaret Debut with 'Italian American Songbook'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Soprano, Amanda Beagle, is making her NYC cabaret debut while returning to her roots with a celebration of the "Italian-American Songbook." Amanda Beagle debuts her latest show and recording at The Metropolitan Room on Tuesday July 25th at 7pm. Reservations are required and tickets are on sale now.  (more...)

Vermont Premiere of MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Opens at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 5 opening of the Vermont Premiere of Tom Duzick's heartwarming Off-Broadway comedy Miracle on South Division Street, directed by Kenneth Kimmins. Performances are Wednesday – Saturday evenings 7/5 – 7/8, Tuesday – Saturday 7/11 – 7/15 (8pm curtain), and Saturday matinees 7/8 and 7/15 (2pm curtain). (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse presents THE MUSIC MAN, 7/14-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

There's trouble in River City! Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill (Brad D. Church) cons Iowa-stubborn citizens by convincing them to purchase instruments and uniforms for a boys' band. But his plans to skip town with the money are thwarted when he meets Marian (Katy Merriman), the librarian, and falls in love… first with her, and then with the town. 'The Music Man' is Meredith Willson's tribute to his home state, and one of the Playhouse's most-requested musicals. (more...)

The City of Fairfax Theatre Company to Present JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The City of Fairfax Theatre Company (CFTC) will present Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," July 21-29, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Director Josh Rhodes Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Havana' from GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Old Globe presents Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. This classic musical, the first production of the Globe's 2017 Summer Season, will run July 2 - August 13, 2017, with opening night on Friday, July 7, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes as the cast rehearses 'Havana' from the show in the video below! (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN, Featuring Over 100 Berkshire Youth, Begins Next Month at The Colonial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) presents the Tony Award-winning The Music Man, directed by Travis G. Daly (BTG: Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Seussical), with music direction by Mark Gionfriddo (BTG: Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Seussical), and choreography by Avital Asuleen (The Queen Bees, The Rat Pack Undead), featuring over 100 talented Berkshire youth. The Music Man runs from July 6 through August 6 at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. (more...)

BALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As The Music Center wraps up its 14th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, Angelenos have the opportunity to see some of the world's finest dancers perform a mix of iconic ballets and new pieces in The Music Center's BalletNOW.  Following the popularity of the first BalletNOW in 2015, The Music Center commissioned this highly innovative three-performance program, featuring international ballet sensation and New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck as curator.  Peck created a mixed repertory to highlight the versatility and athleticism of today's ballet dancers including pieces that pair classical dancers with their contemporaries in other dance genres.  (more...)

Jim Schubin, Tyler Jones, Richard R. Henry and Tina Fabrique to Seize the Day in NEWSIES at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the final production of the Nutmeg Summer Series: Newsies with Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein. (more...)

BWW Review: No Trouble with Theatre by the Sea's THE MUSIC MAN
by Andria Tieman - Jun 26, 2017

One thing that is incredibly reliable about summer musicals at Theatre by the Sea is that they take the classics you know and love, and perform them at a very high level without trying to go outside of the box.  Shows like Meredith Willson's The Music Man are classics for a reason, and even if the script seems slightly dated at times, it hearkens back to a nostalgia that's warm and fuzzy, where you can just sit back and revel in the great songs without having to think too much.  Theatre by the Sea's take on this beloved musical is comforting like a giant vanilla waffle cone on a hot summer's day, but filled with high energy musical numbers, absolutely amazing sets and talented performances.  This is musical theatre at its best, and it's a pleasure to experience it. (more...)

Be Their Guest! North Shore Music Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is proud to be producing a new and original production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST uniquely conceived for our trademark theater-in-the-round. The beloved tale will delight New England audiences for three weeks starting Tuesday, July 11 and ending Sunday, July 30. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MUSIC MAN at Des Moines Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," July 14-Aug. 6, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. (more...)

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Comes to Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Designing Women, The Golden Girls, Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya Sisterhood… Make way for The Dixie Swim Club - a hilarious and touching comedy about five Southern women who prove that friendships can last forever.The Flat Rock Playhouse 2017 season will continue with this charming Southern comedy, The Dixie Swim Club, which will run from July 7th through July 22nd at the Flat Rock Playhouse Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock, NC. (more...)

BWW Feature: Full Summer of Shows at Cedar Summerstock Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

One of Iowa's newest theatre companies has scheduled a full slate of productions for its first summer. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls in the Quadracci Powerhouse this September 19 - October 29.  (more...)


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VIDEO: Cast Has 'Magic To Do' in Rehearsal for PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In the video below, watch the cast of the all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN rehearse the famous opening number 'Magic To Do' before the show opens at Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the 'New' Richard Rodgers' Musical, REX, at UFOMT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater Company is presenting the first full production of the newly revised, re-conceived Richard Rodgers musical, REX, in their 25th Season, opening July 6. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the creative team and more! (more...)

NSMT Helps Shatter Donation Records For The Musary!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) and Northshore 104.9 recently teamed up with and The Musary for a unique musical instrument donation drive throughout the run of Meredith Willson's The Music Man at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA. The donation drive resulted in 167 musical instruments and accessories being donated with a total value of $18,530. (more...)

SRT Presents THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In present-day North Florida, in a town called Starke, in a trailer park called 'Armadillo Acres' (though there are few armadillos and even fewer acres), there's a new tenant - and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. New resident, Pippi, the stripper, is on the run, in her five-inch heels no less! Her arrival shakes up the otherwise hum-drum, daily existence of the trailer park residents. When Pippi comes between the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth-collector husband Norbert - Conflict shakes the dysfunctional bliss of the trailer park! (more...)

Full Casting Announced For SUNSET BOULEVARD UK and Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Curve are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017 (press night Thursday 28 September). Tour schedule below with more dates to be announced soon. sunsetboulevardthemusical.com (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Tweets Back at Stage Door Complainers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Ben Platt who just last month won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Dear Evan Hansen tweeted over the July 4th holiday in response to a few fan complaints about him not appearing at the stage door post show. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017
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Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Announces 2017 Dionysos Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2017 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 23. The theatre honored 21 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Performance Academy presents THE MUSIC MAN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse Performance Academy presents 'Meredith Willson's The Music Man Jr.,' July 28-29, 2017. Shows are on Friday, July 28, at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, and on Saturday, July 29, at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Tickets are $10 all ages and can be purchased at dmplayhouse.com or at the Playhouse ticket office. (more...)

BWW Review: "Best of Broadway' brings out the best of the Cleveland Orchestra and Festival Chorus at Blossom
by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2017

A massive Blossom crowd, a nearly full amphitheater and a lawn in which not a blade of grass was not the covered with blankets, table cloths, lawn chairs and people, came out to hear the 'Best of Broadway,' a series of groovy music, jive, jazz, tin pan alley and ballads from the golden years of musicals performed on the Great White Way. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Presents THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Seventy-six Trombones" are coming to the Weston Playhouse stage this August! In the true Weston tradition of bringing award-winning classics to the stage, the company will present the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man. Beginning performances on August 3, this production promises to be a crowd pleaser for all ages. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines.  This year's event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

Great American Songbook Foundation Named GRAMMY Museum Cultural Affiliate
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Joining an elite group of institutions worldwide, the Great American Songbook Foundation at the Center for the Performing Arts has been named a Cultural Affiliate of the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

DORIS AND ME Set for Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Scott Dreier's award-winning solo show Doris and Me will play five performances only at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre in Rochester, New York from Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at South Bend Civic Theatre
by Marlon Deleon - Jul 18, 2017

For a performance run that spans multiple weekends, the first weekend is often accepted as a wrinkly weekend...acknowledging some things still need to be ironed out. Recognizing that this is the first production to open at 403 N. Main Street since Aaron Nichols stepped in as Executive Director (different from the previous alignment of a tag team Managing and Artistic Directors) also deems it necessary to say that this season was selected before Nichols took charge. He was indeed actively involved before, but to accurately evaluate his effectiveness, he would need to stay in this role through the beginning of the 2020 season (ironic, yet fitting, for a target of hindsight evaluation). (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces Two Special Additions to 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces two special additions to the 2017-18 Broadway season, a new mystery play, Mike Hammer Encore For Murder, starring Gary Sandy (WKRP In Cincinnati) and the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. Previously announced performances for the upcoming Broadway season include the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line and Cabaret, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. Tickets and packages are on-sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: Dynamic Kay Cole Soars with SOUVENIR
by Don Grigware - Jul 17, 2017

It is great to see an artist of Kay Cole's caliber perform her very first solo cabaret at a later stage of life. This woman has done TV, film, Broadway, national tours; she has directed both musicals and plays, choreographed...and now has released Souvenir, her very first solo CD and achieved a glorious cabaret debut at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal on Sunday July 16. The show also called Souvenir, which ran under an hour, was directed by Cole's long-time friend the wonderful Bruce Kimmel and musically directed by the fabulous John Boswell, who accompanied her on the piano throughout. Kay Cole has a lot to tell about her life and care (more...)

Cast Announced for 20th 'EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY' at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The 20th performance of An Evening of Classic Broadway will take place on Monday, July 31st at 8PM (doors open at 6:30) at LA's live music venue Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz. (more...)

DORIS AND ME Comes to Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Doris and Me is a joyful celebration of the music, life and career of Doris Day - and one man's quirky obsession with America's sweetheart. In his Eddon Award-winning (Best Solo Show) and BroadwayWorld Critic's Pick performance, Scott Dreier takes audiences through a nostalgic sentimental journey of Doris Day's music. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Reputation to Protect: Neil Starkenberg Stars as MSMT's Danny Zuko
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 16, 2017

'I imagine that Danny is the youngest in a family of boys, and he feels he has to live up to the name Zuko at Rydell High. In the movie he says 'I've got a reputation to protect,' and I think that goes a long way to explaining his behavior.' Neil Starkenberg is commenting on his role debut in Maine State Music Theatre's upcoming production of Grease, which begins a run at the Pickard Theater on July 19. For the twenty-eight year-old actor, the iconic part of the fifties greaser, Danny Zuko, is a dream come true, and Starkenberg has spent a great deal of time preparing for the part. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at The Des Moines Playhouse
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 15, 2017

This production of The Music Man will lift your spirits and remind you of a great staple of American musical theatre, even if it does need some modern rewrites. (more...)

Molly Smith Enters 20th Anniversary Season as Artistic Director of Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

With the official opening night of the critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, Artistic Director Molly Smith enters her 20th anniversary season at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre presents SUMMER STARLIGHT An Evening to Remember with Michael Cerveris
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre presents Summer Starlight, an evening to remember, Sunday, August 6, with guest of honor, Tony Award winning theatre, film and television actor, Michael Cerveris. Tickets for this gala celebration benefiting Cape Rep Theatre include an outdoor party with hors d'oeuvres and live jazz, a performance and audience discussion with Mr. Cerveris in the Indoor Theater emceed by filmmaker Amber Edwards, and a champagne and dessert finale with Michael Cerveris under the stars.  Sunday, August 6, 6 PM. Ticket prices are $100 - $130 and are available at CapeRep.org or at the Box Office, 508-896-1888. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the Classic Musical, THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the highly requested classic musical, The Music Man, opening July 12 and running through August 20, 2017.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit    (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a Magical First Look at PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN just opened at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BWW TV: PIPPIN Finds Its 'Corner of the Sky' at TUTS - Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

TUTSThe all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN just opened at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th, and BroadwayWorld has footage from the show below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Terence Archie and Company Roll the Dice in 'Luck Be A Lady' in The Old Globe's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Old Globe presents Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. This classic musical, the first production of the Globe's 2017 Summer Season, running now through August 13, 2017, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Watch Terence Archie and the cast perform the iconic 'Luck Be A Lady' below! (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

Danbury's Musicals at Richter Continues 33rd Season with WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 33rd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its summer season with 'West Side Story,' the explosive musical retelling of the Romeo and Juliet story set against the backdrop of rival street gangs in 1950s New York City. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury July 7 through 22, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, July 13 and 20. (more...)

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