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Based on the novel 7-1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell

The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this romantic comedy from the creators of ďDamn Yankees.Ē Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7Ĺ-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.



Des Moines Community Playhouse Green Room Renovated to Honor Actress
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The family of actress Susan M. Grozier led a $40,000 campaign to renovate the Des Moines Community Playhouse's Green Room in her honor. Nearly 200 individuals and corporations from throughout the United States contributed to the campaign, including Dan Aykroyd & Donna Dixon, Jim Belushi, Better Than Ezra Foundation, and Live Nation Worldwide. Grozier's family, project donors, and volunteers will be in attendance at a dedication of the new space, 5:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, Mar. 9. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Final casting has been announced today for the world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

Celebrating International Women's Day: Five Fierce Females Who Made Theatre History
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2017

The question of gender parity in the theatre is a matter that has long been explored within our community. While recent Broadway seasons have taken encouraging steps toward better female representation, both on and offstage, the question of gender equality within the theatre continues to be a hotly debated issue across the theatrical sphere. (more...)

The Canadian Premiere of the West End Hit Musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS Begins 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

David Mirvish, Michael Harrison, John Reid and Paul Elliott are delighted to present the Canadian premiere of the new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, based on the smash-hit film.  Performances begin Wednesday March 15 through April 23 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre.  Media night is Wed March 22, 2017 (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Brings Revitalized SIDE SHOW to the Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. The 2014 revival, which incorporates a revised script and several new songs, received additional critical acclaim, was nominated for five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival, and was awarded the 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical. Side Show is based on the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who rose from a sideshow attraction to become sensational vaudeville stars in the 1930s. Side Show will be directed by Milissa Carey, with musical direction by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and choreography by Brett and CJ Blankenship and will playMarch 2 - 19, 2017 (press opening: March 3, 2017) with performances 7:30pm Thursdays, 8:00pm Fridays & Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays at the Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at(650) 949-7360. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. Scroll down for photos of the cast! (more...)


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Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt to Star in Live at Zedel's First New Musical AFTER YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Casting has just been announced for the first new musical to be staged at Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs. Alex Parker Theatre Company, The Katie Lam Company and Fane Productions present AFTER YOU, with music by Alex Parker, book & lyrics by Katie Lam, and directed by Alastair Knights, Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, running 13 April - 22 April 2017. Press night is set for Friday, 14 April 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Barry Mishon to Present NEILE ADAMS: ALL THE LIVES OF ME at Pizza Express Live, The Pheasantry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Barry Mishon, Pizza Express Live, The Pheasantry will present "NEILE ADAMS - All The Lives of Me," a musical celebration of her life, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 23 - 25, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. at Pizza Express Live, The Pheasantry, 152 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4UT. (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce the 2017/18 season lineup for the company's 68th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices and producing work that is politically and socially-relevant. (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Cody, John Scherer and More in Starry SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

Winter/Spring 2017 Events Announced at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

South Orange Performing Arts Center has released its lineup for the first half of 2017. See the newly released Winter-Spring events schedule below:  (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2017
by - Jan 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes New Citizens of Oz Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Beginning performances Tuesday, February 7, WICKED will welcome back PJ BENJAMIN, who will return to the Broadway blockbuster in the role of The Wizard, and CHAD JENNINGS, direct from the National Tour of WICKED, in the role of Doctor Dillamond. This is Chad's Broadway debut. (more...)

Christiane Noll and David Harris to Star in NEXT TO NORMAL at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced exciting casting news today for the theater's upcoming production of NEXT TO NORMAL. Tony nominated Christiane Noll will play Diana and David Harris will play Dan in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama (Music by Tom Kitt / Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey). Rob Ruggiero will direct. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Claire Machin Talks THE GIRLS Ahead of West End Opening
by Marianka Swain - Jan 20, 2017

Actress Claire Machin's numerous West End credits include Memphis, The Pajama Game, Betty Blue Eyes and Les Miserables. She's currently starring in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical version of the Calendar Girls story, based on the real life story of a group of WI members creating a memorable charity calendar. The Girls, which debuted at the Grand Theatre in Leeds last year, begins its West End run at the Phoenix Theatre later this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering the Great Men We Lost in 2016
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2017

As we enter the new year, it is important to remember those we have lost in the preceding twelve months. From actors, to directors, to international pop stars, join us as BroadwayWorld remembers all the great men we lost in 2016. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Tony and Emmy-Winner Derek McLane
by in 1: the podcast - Jan 16, 2017

It's 2017 and we're going to Hollywood! Or at the very least, bridging the gap between theatre and film as we sit down with the man responsible for the look of the Academy Awards, the NBC Live Musicals, and over 35 Broadway shows, it's Scenic Designer Derek McLane! (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 5th Avenue Theatre Gets Ready for a Steamy PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2017

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Starry Lineup Set for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, continues its ongoing line-up show, An Evening of Classic Broadway, on Tuesday, January 24th at 8PM. (more...)

'PAJAMA GAME' Orchestrator & Arranger Buddy Bregman Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator Buddy Bregman has passed away at the age of 86. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Houston Grand Opera presents DAS BARBECU
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present Das Barbecu, a fast-paced and raucous retelling of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, on April 23at Jackson Street BBQ, and April 30 at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon. Five actors play over 30 roles in this comic take on opera's most spectacular saga, complete with mismatched lovers, a double shotgun wedding, and family feuds, all wrapped up in a Texas-sized heap of Wild West fun. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing, from jazz to twangy country and western. Ticket prices include a BBQ feast and drink. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, with performances beginning at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook.  (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Billie Wildrick, Josh Davis and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

5th Avenue Theatre presents a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Billie Wildrick, Josh Davis and More in 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

5th Avenue Theatre presents a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

BWW Review: 5th Ave's PAJAMA GAME Delivers the Steam Heat
by Jay Irwin - Feb 17, 2017

There's this little subsection of musical theater from the 50's and 60's that are big crowd pleasers due to the fact they were just plain fun. Sure, sometimes they dealt with issues as well but for the most part they were toe tapping good times. One of those that falls into this category is definitely 'The Pajama Game' currently playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre. And while it may not be the best example of a solid show from that era, it's still a hell of a lot of fun and this production takes that fun and amps it up to 11 due in large part to some fantastic choreography from Bob Richard and a killer cast. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

The New York Pops and Steven Reineke to Honor Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, Featuring Danny Burstein, Ruthie Ann Miles, Laura Osnes, Paulo Szot And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

???????On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

Jess McLeod Named Goodman Theatre's 2016/2017 Michael Maggio Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces Jess McLeod as the recipient of the 2016/2017 Michael Maggio Fellowship for Chicago-based directors.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Davis and Billie Wildrick Talk 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2017

Check out this video blog of two of our stars of Disney's The Pajama Game: Josh Davis (Sid Sorokin) and Billie Wildrick (Babe Williams) explaining each other's characters and chatting about what's it's like to be in this steamy, seductive production! The Pajama Game plays at The 5th Avenue Theatre from February 10 to March 5, 2017. (more...)

Northern Light Theatre Company Presents THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7¬Ĺ Cents by Richard Bissell. The book is by George Abbott and Richard Bissell; the music and lyrics are by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. (more...)

Ben Forster Extends His Run as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Ben Forster will extend his run as 'The Phantom' until Saturday 2 September in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'. Now in its 31st year at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, the show also stars Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars of New Maury Yeston Musical Debut Music Video for 'More and More'
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Mullally & Harry Connick Jr. Perform Impromptu Song on 'HARRY'
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

During the appearance, the duo performed an impromptu song as Mullally climbed on top of the piano and fed M&M's to her accompanist. (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody to Lead Doggy Comedy SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. (more...)

Danny Mac and Carley Stenson to Star in SLEEPLESS the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Fresh from the Final of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Danny Mac and West End leading lady Carley Stenson, will be playing the roles of Sam and Annie in the world premiere of SLEEPLESS the Musical. (more...)

Matt Dempsey, Llandyll Gove, and More Join the Cast of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East and Belgrade Coventry Theatre today announces the cast for Kirsten Childs' award-winning off-Broadway musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Adds Second Show with Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Due to demand, SubCulture artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown will welcome Kelli O'Hara for a second show in January, the venue has just announced. (more...)

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