Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, October 30, 2016
by - Oct 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, October 30, 2016! (more...)

Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo's '946' to Make American Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing. (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Lopez Will Star In BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE On NBC in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This just in! Tonight at the Paley Center, during a conversation with Robert Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment) , Greenblatt revealed the network's next big musical. And, it's ..... (more...)

Marsha Norman Departs KING KONG Musical Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The much-anticipated musical version of KING KONG has lost a member of its creative team, according to the New York Times. Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman is no longer attached to the project. (more...)

Royal Princess of Thailand Presides of THAI NIGHT at AFM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

For almost two decades, the Thai film industry has made a quantum leap in growth thanks to several Thai producers who have spiced up both local and international markets. Furthermore, Thailand's readiness in several aspects attracts foreign producers to film their movies here. (more...)

State Theatre Opens $20 Orchestra Seats for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The State Theatre announces that 30 seats in the pit orchestra section will be available for $20 for their performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical on Tuesday, November 1.  (more...)

New Details Emerge for Mel Brooks' Re-Vamped YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Michael Riedel of The New York Post has reported on a number of new details for the previously announced revival of Mel Brooks' musical comedy, 'Young Frankenstein.' (more...)

Photo Flash: DIRTY DANCING at Adrienne Arscht Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during its most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances "Baby" Houseman. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County beginning November 29 through December 4, 2016. (more...)

Rebecca Luker and More Set for Garner Performing Arts Center's BROADWAY VOICES Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

See them for a fraction of their NYC ticket price! Broadways biggest stars will be featured in one-night only concerts as part of the BROADWAY VOICES series in the Triangle at GPAC. (more...)

'The Answer Is...' Test Your 'Screen to Stage' Knowledge from Last Night's JEOPARDY
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

On last night's JEOPARDY, contestants were challenged with a category titled 'From Screen to Stage' during the double jeopardy round of competition. Below, test your knowledge on iconic films which were adapted to the Great White Way! (more...)

Human Resource Executive Talent Acquisition Tech Conference 'Ignites' Recruiting World with Upcoming Ideas & Innovators Session
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016


The 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and M
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing returning to Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway and debuting at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists and acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Ronve O'Daniel to Welcome Freestyle Love Supreme Star and More for ILLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Fresh off of his sold out 'Best of Fest!' win for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at this summer's New York Musical Festival (NYMF), plus sold out runs in Ohio and Atlanta, iLLA!'s Composer-Lyricist, Ronve O'Daniel, will perform Songs From iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical, at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on Sunday, November 6th at 9:30PM. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter Talk KINKY BOOTS on Next 'Speakeasy'
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The next episode of SPEAKEASY will feature Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter discussing their work together on Broadway's KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tyler Mount to Discuss his Favorite Things
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 26, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Tyler Mount from Broadway's The Tyler Mount Vlog stops by to share his favorite thing, which is divine....literally! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016


METAs Award Winners 2015-16 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Montreal's English theatre community gathered in celebration at the beautiful and historic Rialto Theatre on Monday October 24th for the 4thannual METAs ceremony, honouring excellence in Montreal English theatre for the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting, Creative Team for PARADE IN CONCERT Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

???????WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott Eckert. With Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a Book by Alfred Uhry, Parade will play a special one-night only performance on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

Immersive SWEENEY TODD Releases New Block of Tickets After Record-Setting Sales
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

By popular demand, The Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street have just announced that a new block of tickets have gone on sale for performances through Sunday, June 4. (more...)

9 Filmmakers Selected for Film Independent 2016 Producing Lab Film Independent Awards
by Movies News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and LA Film Festival, announced The Producers selected for its 16 th annual Producing Lab. (more...)

Faith Prince and Marc Kudisch to Star as Writer and Editor in LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Faith Prince will star as sharpwitted aspiring reporter Ruth Sherwood opposite three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as sympathetic editor Robert Baker in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/18/2016 - 10/25/2016
by - Oct 25, 2016

Hottest Articles on 10/18/2016 - 10/25/2016. (more...)

Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Joely Fisher, Barry Pearl and More to Star in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto have announced a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale' Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, 'Desperate Housewives'), Barry Pearl ('Grease'), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), 'American Idol' finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Broadway Vets Will Join Original Stars of London's Site-Specific SWEENEY TODD in NYC; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their performances for New York audiences. (more...)

STOMP Pre-Sales Begin in Calgary This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to Calgary January 17, 18, and 19, 2017.  From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. (more...)

Fisher Theater Announces Lottery Ticket Policy for THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Following record breaking and sold out engagements in 2013 and 2014, THE BOOK OF MORMON, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins November 1 at The Fisher Theater in Detroit and plays a limited two week engagement through November 13.  In Detroit, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece (includes at $4 restoration fee). (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Writer Martin Charnin
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 24, 2016

He created the role of Big Deal in the original WEST SIDE STORY. He changed the face of musical theatre, and pop culture, when he wrote ANNIE. And, now, Martin Charnin is sitting down for a two part interview with Rob and Kevin to talk about how he went from being an actor, to a lyricist, to a director. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Attends Final Performance of THE BARDY BUNCH in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After a successful run at the Mercury Theatre, The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady closed their doors on Sunday, October 23 to an excited crowd that included Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad. 'I loved the show! A really fun, foot-tapping time in the theater,' said Cranston. Scroll down for photos of the cast and creative team posing outside the theater with the Oscar-nominated actor! (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for The Fugard Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre in January 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre's grand-scale, smash hit, all South African production of WEST SIDE STORY will be presented at the The Joburg Theatre Complex's Mandela Theatre from 24 January 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mark Ballas Shares Warm-Up Video of SHERRY
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2016

On the heels of his debut on the Great White Way, Mark Ballas took to Facebook to share a video of himself and his co-stars warming up with an acoustic version of the famous Four Seasons tune, 'Sherry.' Check out the video below! (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET to Play Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

D'Arcy Drollinger Presents STAR TREK LIVE! MIRROR MIRROR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Drag Kings are taking over the stage at Oasis in Star Trek Live! - D'Arcy Drollinger's send-up of the classic Star Trek episode, Mirror Mirror - Nov. 17- Dec. 10, 2016 - (Wed. & Thurs. 8 pm - Fri. & Sat. at 7:00 pm). This "only in San Francisco", gender-bending farce of one of America's most beloved Sci-fi TV shows plays as a Limited Engagement - only 14 performances - Nov. 18 - Dec. 10, 2016 - (Wed. & Thurs. 8 pm - Fri. & Sat. at 7:00 pm).  With a special preview Thurs. Nov. 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm special performance.  (No performance Nov. 24)  Oasis is located at 298 Eleventh St. (at Folsom St.), San Francisco, 94103 (more...)

RENT Returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for 20th Anniversary Tour This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour and Segerstrom Center for the Arts announce that the award-winning musical will return to Orange County January 6 - 8, 2017. (more...)

HAMILTON's West End Production Announces Official Ticket Sale Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

As previously announced, HAMILTON, the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Broadway musical will open at the end of 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London which is currently undergoing an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment. The Producers are delighted to be able to confirm that tickets for the London production of HAMILTON, will go on sale in January 2017. Previews commence in November 2017. Full details of prices, booking information and performance schedule will be announced in January 2017. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre announced the full 22-member cast for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage), running November 18 through December 23 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (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...)

BWW Review: FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is an Underwhelming, Sanitized Disappointment
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

I am aware that what I am about to write is likely going to be a critical outlier, but I didn't hate FOX's television adaptation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which they clumsily subtitled LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN. Now, I didn't particularly like it either, but to be frank (pun intended), I was expecting it to be far, far worse. While I am not a ROCKY HORROR expert, there didn't appear to be any horrendous missteps in the broadcast, in fact there were moments, even entire scenes, that were passably entertaining. However, on the whole, the endeavor just kept bringing to mind one simple question; 'Why?' (more...)

Recording Academy to Honor Jack White at 10th Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Multi-GRAMMY winner Jack White will be honored at The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 (more...)

Charity Angel Dawson Assumes the Role of Becky in WAITRESS Beginning October 20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that Charity Angel Dawson will take on the role of Becky beginning October 20. Charity has been part of the Waitress cast since the production premiered at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, where she originated the role of Nurse Norma. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Belasco Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Oct 20, 2016

Have you ever wanted to spend time with Stephen Sondheim in the lobby during one of his shows? Did you know that Patti LuPone once had a Broadway ghostly encounter? Have you wondered what it was like to be in the landmark Broadway premiere of Angels in America? (more...)

Official: BANDSTAND Will Arrive on Broadway This Spring; Opening Night Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Producers of Bandstand just announced that the new musical will open on Broadway this Spring on April 26, 2017 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced starring Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) and Corey Cott (Gigi). (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Celebrate New York & London Theatre in CURTAIN UP Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New York's Broadway and London's West End have long been the biggest destinations for live theater, and now, a new exhibition opening at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the rich creative talent and award-winning productions in both cities. Co-curated by The Library for the Performing Arts and the V&A, where the exhibition debuted earlier this year, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London highlights how the theatre districts of both cities have flourished and developed since 1976. The exhibition, which opens at The Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center onOctober 31, 2016  and is on display through June 30, 2017. (more...)

BWW Feature: AntiGravity Orlando & Red Fish Theatre Team Up for Surprising & Sexy ROCKY HORROR
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

With a week and a half until Halloween, all theatre lovers know that can only mean that its officially ROCKY HORROR season! So, bust out your leather, fishnets, and platform boots and practice all of your favorite one-liners, because no matter where you live, there is likely a theatre company putting on a production close by. Despite the dozens, or even hundreds, of productions of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW hitting the stage this fall, it is probably safe to say that none approach the level of creativity and danger of the one playing in Orlando through Monday, October 24th. Produced by AntiGravity Orlando in conjunction with Red Fish Theatre, the production merges the sexy, campy aesthetic that ROCKY HORROR devotees have come to love with the elegant and equally sexy aerial arts. (more...)

Seattle's Khambatta Dance Company Celebrates the Winter Holiday Season with CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Khambatta Dance Company (KDC), The Producers of the Seattle International Dance Festival, celebrates the winter holiday season with two performances of Constellations at Capitol Hill's Broadway Performance Hall December 9-10 at8pm. True to the KDC mission offering a global perspective on dance, audiences will take a trip around the world with winter-themed contemporary works inspired by Korean folktales, the earth's rotation amongst celestial bodies, and the impact humans have on one another. Artistic Director Cyrus Khambatta has put together a dance concert featuring pieces inspired by world perspectives; different pieces will be presented on each night.   (more...)

BWW TV: Alistair Brammer Will Return for MISS SAIGON on Broadway; Plus Behind-the-Scenes Interview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2016

Just announced, Alistair Brammer will reprise his acclaimed West End performance as the young American GI 'Chris' in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon, which begins performances Wednesday, March 1 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). (more...)

CINDERELLA to Make Columbus Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony¬ģ Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of¬†The King & I¬†and¬†The Sound of Music, will play the Ohio Theatre for a limited engagement¬†November 22-27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at DIRTY DANCING, Coming to the Arsht Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting today for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during its most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances 'Baby' Houseman. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County beginning November 29 through December 4, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

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