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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."


Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Second Star Theatre Debuts in South Bend with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Second Star Theater will present the Jason Robert Brown musical, "The Last Five Years,"  starring Justin Williams and Alyssa Atkinson. When: Opening Thursday, August 18th @ 8:00 p.m.with shows running Friday, August 19th at 8:00 p.m and a matinee Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Close Out Moonlight Stage's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

When the daylight ends and the moon ascends, find yourself at Moonlight Amphitheatre for 'The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy.' The creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky family we all know and love storms onto the Moonlight stage Wednesday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present MUSIC ON THE ROCK JR.: THE MUSIC OF THE MOVIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse, in conjunction with its education program Studio 52, is proud to present this year's Apprentice Showcase Music on the Rock Jr.: The Music of the Movies for one night only on August 8th! (more...)

BWW Preview: INTO THE WOODS at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 27, 2016

After a successful run of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, director John Saunders is bringing Stephen Sondheim's beloved classic Into The Woods to the Mac-Haydn stage starting July 28. The musical is composed of many classic fairy tales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk, and takes a look at the events that occur after "happily ever after." (more...)

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Rutgers University Brings on Broadway Industry Professionals to Lead Rutgers High School Musical Theatre Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University announces that Stephen Agosto will lead a team of Broadway performers as Artistic Director of The Rutgers High School Musical Theatre Academy. He succeeds founding Artistic Director Alistair Williams. Agosto has a long history in Arts Education, having served on faculty for the TONY award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse and contributing musical theatre curriculum to The New York City Department of Education. Agosto will oversee comprehensive training in Acting led by Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Singing Technique led by Marian Murphy Powell, and Musical Theatre Dance led by Ivette Sosa Dempsey. (more...)

Rockwell Presents AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

ROCKWELL TABLE AND STAGE PRESENTS MORE CLASSIC BROADWAY ON AUGUST 22ND (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night! (more...)


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Harbor Lights Theater Company Presents The International Musical Hit: NUNSENSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Nunsense takes place July 29 to August 14 at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.  Tickets are $35- $45. Visit www.hltc.org  or call 866-811-4111 to purchase your tickets. 'Dinner and a Show' options are also available for select performances, catered by 'Celebrate at Snug Harbor'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2016-17 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals as part of the Broadway Close up series giving theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love, with compelling performances along with eye-opening interviews. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway in February 2017 at a Shubert Theater to be announced, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 9, 2016), and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017). (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents Peter Pan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Clap your hands if you can believe it, the Tony Award-winning musical production 'Peter Pan' soars back to Moonlight Amphitheatre from July 20, 2016 to Aug. 6, 2016 at 8 p.m. The classic, family favorite production hit the Broadway stage in 1954 and has since been adapted for the movie screen several times for more than 60 years. The original Broadway production and revivals received nine Tony Award nominations with the most recent in 1999 for Best Revival of a Musical. The Moonlight production features the sets and costumes of the famous Cathy Rigby production, including spectacular flying effects. Tickets are $10 to $55 and general admission lawn is $8 to $20 and includes lawn chair provided at entry. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724- 2110 or visit moonlightstage.com.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/15; SEUSSICAL at Music Circus, GREY GARDENS at Ahmanson and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 15, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Sacramento, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include The Music Man at Cape Playhouse, SEUSSICAL at California Music Circus, and GREY GARDENS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. (more...)

City of Fairfax Theatre Company to Present THE MUSIC MAN This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The City of Fairfax Theatre Company's production of The Music Man by Meredith Willson runs at Sydney Lanier Middle School, July 22 - July 30, 2016. (more...)

Shuler Hensley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett & More Join Sutton Foster in New Group's SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New Group has announced additional casting for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season.  Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and directed by Leigh Silverman, this production features Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Shuler Hensley, Sasha Hutchings, Donald Jones, Jr., Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett and Joel Perez, and as previously announced, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Charity Hope Valentine.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 2 - December 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Heather Lundstedt O'Neill to Bring Frank Loesser Tribute to The Skokie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Join celebrated Southern California Musical Theatre star Heather Lundstedt O'Neill as she pays homage to the work of one of America's most accomplished composer/lyricists in 'Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser'. (more...)

Laura Osnes Reveals Dream Role - Marian in THE MUSIC MAN!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

She's already taken on such iconic roles as Sandy, Cinderella, and Nellie, but Laura Osnes has another classic role in mind for the future. During a recording of the Theater People Podcast this weekend, the two-time Tony nominee revealed her dream role - 'Marian the Librarian' in The Music Man. (more...)

SARTA Announces 2016 Elly Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

More than 410 Elly nominees for the 2015-16 season were announced at an informal nomination reception on Sunday, August 7, 2016 beginning at 7pm. More than 100 actors, directors, technicians, and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called.  This year's theme is Some Enchanted Ellys.  (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

BWW Review: Jeff Harnar Dazzles A Sold-Out Metropolitan Room With An Engaging Revival of His '1959 Broadway Songbook'
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 23, 2016

When a show at the Metropolitan Room starts over thirty minutes late because the staff is frantically trying to find chairs and room for the better part of New York's cabaret community, you know you're in store for something truly special. And unless there's a chair thief on the loose in Flatiron who doesn't like Broadway, someone clearly oversold this show and/or lost track of comps; this was extremely vexing with a heat advisory in effect. Still, the mood was festive in anticipation of Jeff Harnar's 1959 Broadway Songbook, the 12th installment in Stephen Hanks' impressive (and increasingly well-known) New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series. Harnar's show premiered 25 years ago at the Algonquin's Oak Room. Two years later, PBS filmed the collaboration with musical director Alex Rybeck, whose arrangements honor the original compositions but reimagine them in sometimes astonishing ways, making them genuinely creative acts. (more...)

Barbara Cook to Chat & Sign THEN AND NOW Memoir at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop will welcome legendary actress and singer Barbara Cook for a discussion and signing of her new memoir, Then and Now, on Thursday, October 13th at 5:00pm. (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced a two-week extension for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Symphony Honors Roy E. Disney, Supervisor Don Knabe, Shirley Jones, And Paul Williams At The First Annual GOLDEN CLEF AWARDS GALA
by Lily Lim - Aug 22, 2016

The La Mirada Symphony presented the first annual Golden Clef Awards Gala Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The event honored individuals and organizations that have made Williams, Roy Disney, and Supervisor Don Knabe. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the event below! (more...)

VIDEOS: Bryan Cranston In A Musical Revival? Who Should He Play?
by Michael Dale - Aug 2, 2016

The Tony and Emmy-winning actor says he's in early talks to do 'a reimagining of an old chestnut.' (more...)

Leddy Center Announces Two New Faculty Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Executive Director, Elaine Gatchell, is proud to announce two new faculty members to Leddy Center School for the Performing Arts this fall! (more...)

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS Salute the Music of the Silver Screen in a Season Finale for the Ages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS close their popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Saturday, September 10 with A Salute to Warner Bros.! The POPS season finale will provide a quintessential Feinstein experience with a showcase of singers and dancers recreating songs from films adapted from Broadway musicals The Music Man, Gypsy, and 42nd Street among others. The orchestra will also perform timeless instrumental favorites from the silver screen like John Williams' theme from the original Superman, and who can forget the iconic Warner Bros. theme from Looney Tunes. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/18/2016 - Joe Iconis, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 18, 2016

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Joe Iconis (portrait by Walter McBride), whose BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER is currently premiering in Boston! (more...)

Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Sets Opening Night; Newfoundland Benefit Concerts Set for This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The producers of COME FROM AWAY announced today that they will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the 'come from aways' whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena, The Steele Community Centre (155 Airport Boulevard, Gander, NL), on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3pm (NDT) and 8pm (NDT). The benefit concerts, presented in association with the Town of Gander, NL, will star the cast of the Broadway and Toronto productions of COME FROM AWAY. Tickets are now on sale for the two benefit concert performances of COME FROM AWAY in Gander, NL and are $20. For reservations and more information please visit www.gandercanada.tix.com, or contact the Steele Community Centre box office at 709-651-5931 or in person between the hours of 10am (NDT) and 5:30pm (NDT), Monday throughFriday. (more...)

Michael McCorry Rose, Louis Pardo and Rena Strober to Star in The Barn Stage Company's CHESS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Chess in Concert takes the Old Town Temecula stage for four nights only! (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Names John Miller-Stephany Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today that John Miller-Stephany has been named the theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. He assumes his new role in mid-October. The announcement by Board Chair Brian Bush ends an extensive national search. (more...)

Disney's 101 DALMATIONS Returns to the Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

A large part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's goal has been to bring entertainment for all ages to the Frederick stage.  The area's only year-round producing theatre has done just that with its popular Children's Theatre.  Opened in 1996, Way Off Broadway's Children's Theatre produces shows the entire family can enjoy.  In the beginning, it produced original musical stage adaptations of classic fairytales.  (more...)

Craig Bierko Will Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Craig Bierko will join the cast of the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

BWW TV: The Muny Celebrates a Successful 98th Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2016

The Muny's 98th season has already come and gone, with seven shows having bowed throughout the summer-  The Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street, The Music Man, Young Frankenstein, Mamma Mia!, Fiddler on the Roof, and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. Below, watch highlights from all of the productions! (more...)

Talk Is Free Theatre to Take Over Barrie with Roving Production of The Music Man
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) will convert downtown Barrie into the song & dance filled streets of River City, Iowa in its upcoming rendition of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, Sept. 14 to Oct. 2, 2016. During this revolutionary, immersive production, audiences will be whisked from one city site to the next to witness the witty & whimsical tale as its cast marches through town amongst unsuspecting Barrie (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Frank McCourt's THE IRISH AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY, a Co-Production of MSMT and Portland Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Two of Maine's most revered cultural institutions, Portland Stage in Portland and Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) in Brunswick, are pleased to announce their co-production of Frank McCourt's THE IRISH... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

BWW Interview: In Sunshine or in Shadow: Peter Cormican, Charis Leos, and Cary Michele Miller in McCourt's IRISH
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 13, 2016

'There are two kinds of people in the world, as ye very well know,' Peter Cormican asserts in a lilting accent, 'those that are Irish and those that want to be.' The English-born actor, son Irish parents - a Protestant mother from Belfast and a Catholic father from Galway - is currently in Maine to make his Maine State Music Theatre/Portland Stage debut in Frank McCourt's play The Irish and How They Got That Way, directed by Marc Robin, which opens in Portland August 19th. The production, a bold new collaboration between two of Maine leading Equity companies, marks an exciting new chapter for both theatres and promises to be one of the season's biggest hits, as it has been in every town its played. Cormican is joined in our conversation by two of the other four principals from the a small cast that also stars Curt Dale Clark [see BWW interview 5/24/16], Charis Leos and Cary Michele Miller, (and features Cameron Wright and Emily Davis, Ernest Sauceda (fiddler) and two other musicians). Both Leos and Miller are MSMT veterans, but new to McCourt's play. 'This is my debut at Portland Stage,' Miller says with anticipation. 'I always look forward to working with Curt and Charis and Marc, and I am enjoying getting to know Peter. And I am always excited to learn new material and new music.' (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard to Be Crowned in CAMELOT at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, best known for tv's 'House,' film's 'Dead Poet's Society,' and Broadway's 'The Invention of Love' and 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' will portray King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's 'Camelot,' a freshly inventive take on the classic musical, at Westport Country Playhouse, October 4 - 30. (more...)

BBT's HAIRSPRAY Opens at the Riverwalk Center August 26th!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance.  And dance she does through her downtrodden neighborhood, through the harsh put-downs of her schoolmates, and through the racial barriers dividing 1960s Baltimore.  When she gets the chance to be a dancer on the "Corny Collins TV Show," Tracy ignites a rock 'n roll revolution among her friends, defuses racial tensions, and finds love against all odds.  Big heart...big hair...and a great big hit!  Winner of 2003 Ton Awards including Best Musical! (more...)

Portland Stage and MSMT Team for THE IRISH AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Two of Maine's most revered cultural institutions, Portland Stage in Portland and Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) in Brunswick, are pleased to announce their co-production of Frank McCourt's THE IRISH... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY. (more...)

Will Van Dyke & Allison Seidner to Bring A BEER AND A SONG to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Songwriter Will Van Dyke and cellist Allison Seidner are set to perform an evening of original music entitled 'A Beer And A Song' at The Duplex on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

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