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Based on the film by Mel Brooks

A New Mel Brooks Musical. Adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’ 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics by Brooks and music by Brooks and Glen Kelly. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful.

The original production opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. It spawned a successful London production running for three years, national tours, many productions internationally and a 2005 film version.


New Musical 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a world premiere musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances begin tomorrow, July 31st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Lerner and Loewe's BRIGADOON Comes to Music Circus, 8/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The musical theatre classic Brigadoon, with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is the fourth show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 5 - 10. (more...)

National Lampoon & BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL! Partner for Extended Schedule Featuring Dustin Diamond
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Bayside! The Musical! - the hilarious unauthorized parody of the wholesome Saturday morning show "Saved by the Bell" - has joined forces with the iconic humor brand National Lampoon to expand their New York performance calendar. Starting on August 27, Bayside! will increase the weekly schedule from three to five shows, all of which will feature Dustin Diamond - the original "Screech" from the TV series - as Dustin Diamond, the role he was born to play. With seven extensions, has been playing to feverishly-enthusiastic, standing-room-only crowds since September 2013. Bayside! is currently scheduled to run through December 2014 at Theatre 80 (80 St. Mark's Place at First Avenue). Please visit www.BaysideTheMusical.com for details. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Speed Painter, Robert Channing, Impresses Howard Stern with Portrait Painted in Seconds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

ROME, N.Y., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Howard Stern shocks listenerswith his racy humor. But it was an artist's paintbrushnothisprofanitythat recently shocked the shock jock. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Video For Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 30, 2014

The poster for the upcoming Kennedy Center premiere production of the new Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical LITTLE DANCER is now available to view. (more...)

Lifetime to Air Special Six-Part Series BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on Lifetime is excited to announce that it has recently completed shooting a special six-part series "Broadway Balances America," sponsored by Broadway Across America. The series is slated to begin airing in August, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peeks - Syfy's DEFIANCE, DOMINION & SPARTACUS
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tune-in for all-new episodes of Defiance, Dominion and Spartacus, all beginning tomorrow night at 8/7c! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

Andrea Martin to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in PIPPIN National Tour at Hollywood Pantages this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Producers of the 2013 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN are thrilled to announce that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, will reprise the role for the L.A. Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages. The engagement will run October 21st through November 9th. Tickets are now on sale to the general public online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787 or at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard (Opens daily at 10am.) (more...)

Jason Alexander Will Step in for Mandy Patinkin at BSO's SuperPops Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has confirmed that due a schedule conflict resulting from participation in an upcoming Broadway production, Mandy Patinkin has withdrawn from his engagement with the Orchestra, slated for January 22 at The Music Center at Strathmore and January 23-25, 2015 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. In his place, the BSO welcomes actor Jason Alexander, best known for his portrayal as George Costanza on the hit series 'Seinfeld,' in addition to his lengthy Broadway career. BSO Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will conduct the program, featuring music and humor as Alexander reminisces about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen, and performs songs from several Broadway favorites, including Music Man, Pippin and Merrily We Roll Along. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Concept Recording Launch Party at Rockwood
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

The concept recording for REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER is now available through iTunes. NYC's Rockwood Music Hall hosted a special launch party for the recording on July 15th featuring a concert by an all-star lineup of Icelandic artists including Liam McCormick (The Family Crest), Soffia Bjorg and Stefan Örn Gunnlaugsson. Check out highlights below! (more...)

New Boss Named on Season 2 of Fuse TV's BIG FREEDIA QUEEN OF BOUNCE
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

A new 'Boss of Bounce Music and Twerkin' has been named on Season 2 of 'Big Freedia Queen of Bounce' on FUSE TV with the show's latest addition, producer/director/choreographer Wilberto, who works under his banner, the Bert Company. (more...)

Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Recoups Investment
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Producers of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, just announced that the production in now in profits, after recouping its initial investment of $2.6 million. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's Original 'Frankie Valli' Ryan Molloy in Broadway's JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys welcome Olivier Award nominee Ryan Molloy, who won critical acclaim for originating the role of Frankie Valliin the London production, to Broadway for a limited engagement, beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 29. Molloy will remain with the show through Sunday, October 19. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Molloy onstage with the Broadway company! (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Play SHN Curran Theatre, 12/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Unique Features and SHN bring the Broadway musical ELF to the SHN Curran Theatre in San Francisco December 12-28. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1, at 10am. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Completes High-Flying PIPPIN National Tour Cast as 'Berthe'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin have announced full casting and rehearsals begin today for the U.S. national tour which launches on September 6, 2014 at The Buell Theatre. Lucie Arnaz joins the cast in the role of Pippin's trapeze-flying grandmother, Berthe. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). (more...)

Poster Unveiled For Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2014

The poster for the upcoming Kennedy Center premiere production of the new Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical LITTLE DANCER is now available to view. (more...)

Patricia Bogg Receives LPA's Sue Nattrass Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

It is with great pleasure that Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that Patricia Boggs has been awarded the inaugural SUE NATTRASS AWARD for her outstanding service to the Australian live performance industry. The industry achievement award will sit alongside the JC Williamson Award which saw this year's recipient, John FrostOAM, honoured recently at the JC Williamson Award dinner in Brisbane. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Iglehart Hosts, Kristin Chenoweth Guests on Today's THE VIEW!
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin, served as a co-host on ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show THE VIEW today. (more...)

Gail Bennett to Star as MARY POPPINS, Beginning 7/30 at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. (more...)

RING OF FIRE to Open 7/30 at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of Richard Maltby, Jr.'s musical tribute to Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire (Wednesday, July 30 - Saturday, August 9, 2014). (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

Uma Thurman to Join Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller & More in ADAM JONES
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Uma Thurman will join Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and more in the Weinstein Company's upcoming film ADAM JONES. Directed by John Wells, the cast also includes Jamie Dornan, Alicia Vikander, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tune-In Tomorrow to Watch ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart on THE VIEW!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin, will co-host ABC's Emmy® Award-winning talk show 'The View' tomorrow, Friday, July 25, 2014. "The View" is broadcast live weekdays from New York City from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. Check out a photo preview from his appearance below! (more...)

She's Back in Just No Time at All! Andrea Martin Will Return to Tony Award-Winning Role in Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Producers of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN just announced that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of "Berthe" in the production, will return to the role for 24 performances only, Tuesday September 2nd through Sunday September 21st. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will now perform the role of "Berthe" through Sunday, August 31. PIPPIN is now in its second smash year at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

IRTE Wraps Up its 2014 Season of Improvised Comedies with THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BLONDES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, finishes its third season of improvised shows with The League of Extraordinary Blondes. Come see the group critics are calling 'Completely unique' (Heather Boddy, THESPI-HONEST), 'radical and theatrical fun!' (Imani Johnson, The High 5 Review), and 'remarkable,' (Lillian Rodriguez, Film Annex)! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Concert at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The concept recording for REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER is now available through iTunes. NYC's Rockwood Music Hall hosted a special launch party for the recording on July 15th featuring a concert by an all-star lineup of Icelandic artists including Liam McCormick (The Family Crest), Soffia Bjorg and Stefan Örn Gunnlaugsson. (more...)

Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jul 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love is celebrating its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled -- 28 actors and musicians, plus two dogs -- for a play in the West End. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: York Little Theatre's SHREK: THE MUSICAL - It's Big, Green, and Raucous
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 23, 2014

Rene Staub leads Randy Stamm and a large cast of fractured fairy tale stars in a musical tale of love, loss, daring heroics, and dragons, donkeys, and ogres (more...)

Breaking News: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Sets August Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY,written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, August 24 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

'August the 18th' Available on Kindle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

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SEX AND THE CITY: LIVE! Opens This Week at the Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sex and the City: LIVE! is back with two brand new episodes. The show plays a limited engagement for 3 weekends only, July 24 - Aug. 10, 2014 - Thurs., Fri., Sat. - 8:00 pm / Sun at 7:00 pm at the Victoria Theatre - 2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.) SF, CA 94103. (more...)

Nathan Lane Talks THE NANCE on PBS; Wants MODERN FAMILY Spin-Off Called A DASH OF PEPPER
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

As part of this year's TCA Press Tour, Nathan Lane talked about his portrayal of 'Chauncey Miles' in Douglas Carter Beane's play THE NANCE, which will air this fall on PBS. (more...)

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul to Attend European Premiere of DOGFIGHT in London, 13 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and book writer Peter Duchan are to attend the European premiere of their acclaimed musical Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 13 August. (more...)

Hannah John-Kamen & More Join Cast of New Syfy Scripted Series KILLJOYS
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Syfy, Space and Temple Street Productions announced today that Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane have been cast as the leads in the upcoming original space adventure drama series Killjoys. (more...)

Joe Pasquale, Bonnie Langford & Todd Carty to Lead SPAMALOT UK Tour, Beginning January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Following the Pythons' incredible 10 night sell-out run at London's O2 Arena, it is announced today that Monty Python's Spamalot will gallop back out on tour from January next year, to bring the West End production to theatres across the land (to the sound of banging coconut shells). Joe Pasquale will reprise his much loved role of King Arthur alongside Bonnie Langford as The Lady of The Lake and Todd Carty as Patsy, (making up the Spamalot Dream Team)**. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright ROBERT CAISLEY Premieres LUCKY ME at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 21, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will have the World Premiere of 'Lucky Me' by playwright Robert Caisley. The romantic comedy is directed by SuzAnne Barabas and will be on the Long Branch stage from July 31st through August 31st. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KINGS OF ISRAEL a Provocative Addition to the KC Fringe Festival
by Steve Wilson - Jul 21, 2014

The Kings of Israel an original play by Schaeffer Nelson is playing at the Phosphor Studio in Kansas City. Phil Kinen directed the production in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival. The festival brings performing arts, visual arts, and dance together for 11 days, giving local artists, performers, and writers an uncensored presentation of their work. (more...)

The Backstreet Boys, Paul Anka Cancel Israeli Concerts Due to Growing Political Unrest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Backstreet Boys have cancelled their upcoming concert dates in Tel Aviv due to growing politic unrest and military escalation in Israel (more...)

THE SCARLET IBIS, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM and More Set for Prototype Festival's Third Season; Runs Jan 7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE have announced programming for the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 7-17, 2015, in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Laughter Abounds in NOISES OFF at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jul 21, 2014

Even with some flaws in the production, the mirth never stops in NOISES OFF. It's marvelous fun. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at ALADDIN with Phil Collins!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 21, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre and went on to receive 24 major theatrical award nominations. Disney veteran and music legend Phil Collins stopped by the theatre yesterday to check out the show for himself and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 20, 2014

On Monday, July 21st the Theater People Podcast welcomes two-time Tony-nominee Robin de Jesus. De Jesus discusses making his professional acting debut in the cult-hit indie film CAMP, making his Broadway debut as an understudy in RENT, creating the role of Sonny in the groundbreaking IN TH EHEIGHTS, co-starring as Jacob in the 2010 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES alongside Kelsey Grammer, and receiving Tony nominations for the latter two roles. (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which began previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open tonight, July 20th at 7PM. (more...)

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Tony-Winning Genie James Monroe Iglehart Grants Wishes at Daily Lottery
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2014

ALADDIN's Tony-winning Broadway Genie, James Monroe Iglehart, decided to swing by the production's daily lottery to grant a few wishes to a few lucky potential audience members - and the crew managed to check out his surprise visit on camera. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Debra Monk!
by Ken Womble - Jul 18, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). In anticipation of the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Debra Monk! (more...)

Justin Greer Teaches ACTING THE MUSICAL MOMENT at Usdan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Justin Greer, whose long list of Broadway credits includes Shrek the Musical, Seussical, Urban Cowboy, Annie, The Producers, Annie Get Your Gun and Anything Goes, has co-created, with Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts' Theater Dept. Chair Jim Incorvaia, a four-day workshop titled "Acting the Musical Moment." Taught to Usdan's senior theater majors, the workshop focuses on the intersection of acting and singing. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING to Celebrate Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

DRG Records will kick off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, on Tuesday, July 22nd at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). There will be an in-store appearance and performance at 5pm. (more...)

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