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Suggested by the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, the whodunit musical, will make its first-ever return to Broadway since winning the Tony "Triple Crown" (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score)! Who killed Edwin Drood? It's a question that has stumped audiences for years-now it's your turn to answer one of Broadway's most baffling mysteries. Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens's unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood-and it's up to you to choose the killer! Is it John Jasper, Edwin's protective but slightly maniacal uncle? Rosa Bud, his reluctant betrothed? The debauched Princess Puffer? Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides!

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

New Rock Musical LIZZIE to Play Greenwich Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The UK premiere of Lizzie, a brand new gothic rock musical comes to Greenwich Theatre next year following a run at Frederica Teater, Denmark in January 2017. (more...)

SINBAD THE SAILOR Pantomime to Play Theatre Royal Stratford East This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the company's annual pantomime -  Sinbad the Sailor by Paul Sirett. (more...)

Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

CAGNEY Original New York Cast Recording Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A friendly reminder! Cagney, the Original New York Cast Recording, will be released this week on the Broadway Records label. (more...)

Bright Star's ONCE UPON A TIME and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's 2016 Visiting Artists Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse will present the fall 2016 Visiting Artists Series. Entertainment events by guest performers ranging from music concerts to theater for young audiences will take place throughout September and October in the luxuriously renovated historic Bucks County Playhouse. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Actor Richard Thomas will host Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Gala "The Night They Invented Champagne: Celebrating Lerner & Loewe" on Monday evening, September 19.  Performing the music of the legendary Broadway composing team will be artists Britney Coleman, Kristen Hahn, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Mark Lukas, Howard McGillin, Ciara Renee, Mary Testa, Richard Troxell, Max von Essen, Nicholas Ward, and members of the New York Theatre Ballet.  Gala Director is Chase Brock, with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.  (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Joins ABC's 'Time After Time' as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Will Chase, currently appearing on Broadway as William Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN, has joined the cast of ABC's new midseason drama TIME AFTER TIME as a series regular. (more...)

Landless Theatre Presents Second MetalTheatre Production: METALDROOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Enter the mysterious, comical, raucous, and risque world of the English music hall, where the audience determines the outcome. Who killed Edwin Drood? Who is Dick Datchery? And who finds love in the end? You choose! (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

Janine DiVita to Sing Songs of Nat Zegree in Album Release Concert at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Nat Zegree has announced that Janine DiVita will be joining him onstage for his album release concert at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Passing the Torch
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld has reunited the original cast (Michael Rupert, Stephen Borgardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Chip Zien and Jonathan Kaplan) to reminisce about all things Falsettos. In Part 3, watch as they chat about passing the torch to a new generation of performers and share advice for the new Broadway company. (more...)

Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On the heels of joining Playwrights Horizons Resident Company Program, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack, has announced its first full season of programming since its founding in January 2014. (more...)

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 10-time Tony Award nominated hit musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on January 1, 2017 following 742 performances. (more...)

Cast Will Sing, Dance AND Play the Music for Bay Area Children's Theatre Production of Seussical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Cat in the Hat accompanying himself on the piano? Yes, and the accordion, harmonica, melodica and ukulele as well. That's what families will see when the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) presents Seussical, TYA, a streamlined, kid-friendly version of the exuberant Broadway musical that brings to life everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude Mc Fuzz, Mayzie LaBird and other inhabitants of the captivating worlds imagined by the late, great American writer and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.  (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon Join CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway, and New York City Gay Men's Chorus have joined the list of special guests at Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016 at8:00 PM. Presented by Daniel Nardicio, this event marks the first time the Broadway legend will headline the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner will also welcome previously-announced guests Alan Cumming and Andy Karl, with others to be announced soon. Tickets are now on sale at (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/12/2016 - Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 12, 2016

Stars gather for this evening's 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' foster kids benefit, MARIE AND ROSETTA opens Off-Broadway, and Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry star in a benefit performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS! (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Co-Stars Jessie Mueller & Harry Connick Jr. Reunite on 'Harry'
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Today, WAITRESS star Jessie Mueller stopped by Harry Connick Jr's new talk show HARRY, to reminisce about co-starring in in the 2011 Broadway revival of ON A CLEAR DAY. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III, Sandra Bernhard, Megan Hilty, Rita Wilson & More Get Ready for The Sorting Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Sorting Room-an exciting new intimate space for live performance-is launching in December at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through January 14, 2017. Transforming the Lovelace Studio Theater into a 150-seat custom-built space, The Sorting Room will offer Los Angeles audiences the opportunity to see some of the best and upcoming talent in cabaret, comedy, live contemporary music, dance performance and more, delivering a unique, personal experience. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Cortale, with Seth Rudetsky, Presents Judy Kuhn in 'Broadway In New Orleans' Concert at NOCCA
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 6, 2016

Lucky for all of us here in New Orleans, Mark Cortale is again bringing his Broadway in New Orleans series to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) beginning tonight at 7:30pm.  The first concert of the 2016-2017 series features an actor/singer who you may know from any number of Broadway shows such as LES MISERABLES, SHE LOVES ME, and most recently FUN HOME.  Or, if you grew up in the 90s like me, you may know her as the barefoot running, Native American, Disney princess Pocahontas.  Is "Colors of the Wind" anyone else's go-to road trip jam? (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller Reunites with Broadway Co-Star Harry Connick Jr on HARRY
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

WAITRESS star Jessie Mueller visits Harry Connick Jr's new talk show HARRY, tomorrow, October 7th, 2016*. In 2011, the two actors co-starred in the Broadway revival of ON A CLEAR DAY.  (more...)

GREAT EXPECTATIONS In Store for the Opening of Syracuse Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Syracuse Stage opens its 2016-2017 season with Charles Dickens' classic Great Expectations. Adapted for the stage by Gale Childs Daly and directed by Michael Bloom, the production runs Oct. 19 - Nov. 6 at the Archbold Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee Street. (more...)

Tony Winner Daisy Eagan to Return to THE SECRET GARDEN at D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

25 years after the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story The Secret Garden, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle will co-present the timeless tale from November 15-December 31 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). The musical is directed by David Armstrong, Artistic Director at The 5th Avenue Theatre, with whom STC is co-producing the production. (more...)

Eric Sciotto Will Step in as Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- will depart the show on October 9, and will be replaced temporarily by understudy Eric Sciotto. Sciotto will assume the role through October 23. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced. (more...)

Jeffry Denman to Step in for Jeremy Benton in Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,welcomes Broadway's Jeffry Denman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Producers) to the company. Starting Friday, October 14, Denman assumes the roles of Bob Hope (and others) when Jeremy Benton, who originated the role, takes a temporary leave of absence from the production through the year's end. (more...)

OFFICIAL: Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Will Play Dolly Levi Once a Week in HELLO, DOLLY!
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 20, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that, beginning Tuesday, June 13, two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, will step into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances of the upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) Hello, Dolly!, starring the legendary Bette Midler.  (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, January 19 - 21, 2017 in Samueli Theater. For three nights, six talented singers will take to the stage performing many of Jerry Herman's beloved musical numbers from Mame, Mack and Mabel, Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles. (more...)

ALWAYS....PATSY CLINE, Opens At Dundalk Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Dundalk Community Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 season with a musical tribute Always….Patsy Cline from October 28th - November 6th.  The season is then followed by "I Hate Hamlet" and "Shrek:  The Musical". DCT has something for everyone this year and the festivities are just around the corner. Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under.  Subscriptions are still available for a limited time. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, Lucie Arnaz, Bob Costas and More Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Not even five and half feet tall, James Cagney's oversized talent catapulted him from scrappy Irish kid on the streets of New York to Hollywood legend on "the top of the world." A Vaudeville hoofer turned actor, Cagney made a splash on Broadway before Hollywood called and made him one of the Silver Screen's most iconic tough guys in legendary films including The Public Enemy, The G Men and White Heat.  But it was his turn as song and dance man George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy that earned him the Academy Award and forever cemented his place as one of America's most beloved movie legends alongside the likes of Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Stewart and Fred Astaire. Now his off-Broadway debut is being visited by some of the biggest names in theatre. Check out some shots of the exciting backstage visitors that have been turning up at Cagney the Musical. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Roundabout Theatre Company's one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewak, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis will direct this one-night only special event. (more...)

Rocker Stevie Van Zandt to Join Chita Rivera in 'NOWADAYS' at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Stevie Van Zandt - musician, producer, songwriter, director, actor, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Bandv- has joined the all-star lineup at Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016


Jeri Sager to Sing THIS BROAD'S WAY at Nite Spot Nights Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the second show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season: Jeri Sager in 'This Broad's Way' on Saturday, November 5th, 2015 at 8 pm. (more...)

BREAKING: Stage Play Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Bow in 2017; Hunter Foster to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group and Hasbro Inc. today announced plans to bring the classic Hasbro game CLUE to the stage.  (more...)

Jackie Burns, Robert Creighton, Felicia Finley and More Set for BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who has produced over 200 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States, will return to his native Rhode Island to produce his first concert in his home state. (more...)

mad Theatre Announces Opening of SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

mad Theatre of Tampa, a resident musical theatre company at the Straz Center, is proud to announce their next production opening of the Tony award-winning musical Spring Awakeningon September 8, 2016 at the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Betty Buckley Chats Joe's Pub Show, Playing 'Women on the Edge' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From Grizabella (CATS) and Norma Desmond (SUNSET BOULEVARD) to Edith Beale (GREY GARDENS) and Mama Rose (GYPSY), Tony winner Betty Buckley has a specialty for tackling what she calls 'women on the edge.' (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (more...)

by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Equal parts killing and comedy, with a dash of drama is the recipe to the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Heads to the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Broadway Records enters the studio today to record the original New York cast recording of Cagney, which will be released digitally and at the theatre on Friday, September 30, 2016, and in stores on October 14th. (more...)

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