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244 Victoria Street (faces 263 Yonge Street near Dundas)
Toronto,

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Based on the film by Mel Brooks

A New Mel Brooks Musical. Adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooksí 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.



Broadway's Arbender Robinson Sings 'How Did We Get Here?' in New Single and Lyric Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Brooklyn-based 74Aderemi Productions is proud to announce the single and lyric video release for 'How Did We Get Here?' Performed by acclaimed Broadway star Arbender Robinson, the song details singular and multi-person reflections on conquering demons, and soaring to new heights with newfound inner peace. (more...)

Inaugural DC5G Summit Unveils Conference Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

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Photos and Video: Meet ALADDIN's New Stars - Telly Leung and Major Attaway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, recently welcomed new Broadway cast members Telly Leung (Aladdin) and Major Attaway (Genie). Scroll down for a first look at them onstage, plus learn more about Leung as he steps into the title role in the video below! (more...)

Uptown Players to Stage LA CAGE AUX FOLLES This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the hit musical La Cage Aux Folles, running July 14 - 30, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Michael Lavine and Friends Come to Feinstein's/54 Below for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer and sheet music guru) is bringing his show Michael Lavine & Friends to the East Coast for a special show on Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, (Broadway's Supper Club) 254 West 54th Street (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.), NYC.  (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Laura Carmichael to Star in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Final casting has been announced for Apologia, which will begin previews on 29th July at Trafalgar Studios. Laura Carmichael will join previously announced Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing, Freema Agyeman, Joseph Millson and Olivier Award winner Desmond Barrit in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

Additional Performance Announced for THE HAUNTING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

With over 12 different Melbourne reviewers praising the just opened production of THE HAUNTING, The Producers (Prince Moo Productions) have just announced an additional Saturday matinee. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 98th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"  HAIRSPRAY will begin previews on Wednesday, July 5; will open on Sunday, July 9 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 'S Wonderful' at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jun 22, 2017

My Broadway review of ¬ďAn American In Paris, A New Musical,¬Ē stated that it was ¬ďa visual, dance-driven Broadway story-telling creation that is gorgeous, enchanting, seamless and sophisticated.¬Ē Though I won't go raise the banner as high for the touring production, I will say that it is a very, very pleasing and ¬ď'S Wonderful¬Ē evening of theater. (more...)

INDECENT Announces Broadway Extension; Performances Now Through 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

It's rare when a play touches so many people as INDECENT has. The Producers of the Tony Award-winning drama have recently announced plans to continue performances through Sunday, August 6 at Broadway's Cort Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Jessica Grove and James Snyder in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musical Beauty and the Beast. Performances are now through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at footage from the show below! (more...)

Original Cast Members of A BROADWAY MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL , which only played one night on Broadway in 1978, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

BAGHDADDY Announces Surprise Extension at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Despite announcing its closing on June 25, the well reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo will continue to perform at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street) through September 3, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: See Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and More in the Trailer for National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As previously announced, National Theatre Live will broadcast ANGELS IN AMERICA, Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play, this summer. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be in cinemas from 20 July. Part Two: Perestroika will be in cinemas from 27 July. Watch the trailer for the cinema events below! (more...)

Alan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse has announced the world premiere production of a new musical, 'Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story.' The musical will begin performances on September 12 and run through October 1, with an official opening night on September 16. (more...)

Brevard Music Center Summer Festival to Present E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's iconic movie-'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial'-the Brevard Music Center (BMC) presents the complete film with live symphony orchestra led by Maestro Constantine Kitsopoulos in his BMC debut at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. (more...)

BAT OUT OF HELL to Extend for Two More Weeks at London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

With wonderful reactions from audiences, standing ovations every night and audiences singing their hearts out at the end of each performance, The Producers of Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell - The Musical are delighted to announce a further extension to the run at the London Coliseum this summer. (more...)

Update: Broadway League Threatens Lawsuits Against Campaigning Casting Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. After weeks of campaigning for healthcare and other benefits, The Teamsters Local 817 has reportedly received threatening letters from the Broadway League. The union just released the following statement: (more...)

Live-Riffed INDEPENDENCE DAY Screening Set for Q.E.D. in Astoria
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Movies R Dumb has announced a special bonus edition of their live-riffing show at Q.E.D. in Astoria, where they will be screening 1996 overblown sci-fi classic, Independence Day on Monday, July 3 at 9pm. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/13/2017 - 6/20/2017
by - Jun 20, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/13/2017 - 6/20/2017. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Will Return to Spread Christmas Cheer at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ELF The Musical at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Back by popular demand, this limited holiday engagement begins Wednesday, December 13 and will run through Friday, December 29, 2017. Tickets are available to the general public on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00AM. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: The King Was in the House at ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The King was in the in the house, last night. The cast of the new Off-Broadway musical Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) welcomed Elvis Impersonators to the show, now in performance through September 24, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from their visit below! (more...)

Jeff Perry, Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley to Give 'STANDUP SHAKESPEARE' Concert Reading at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is excited to announce a surprise summer performance of Standup Shakespeare: A Concert Reading with music by Ray Leslee, book by Kenneth Welsh and words by Shakespeare, of course. This event, which is a benefit concert reading for the theatre, showcases the extraordinary talent of Steppenwolf co-founder Jeff Perry alongside Broadway legends Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley. (more...)

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Goes on Sale Tomorrow in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and The Producers of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE have announced tickets will go on sale to the public tomorrow, June 20, 2017 at 10AM CT.  (more...)

Bryan Batt, Daisy Eagan, Richard Kind, Tonya Pinkins and More Set for MICHAEL LAVINE & FRIENDS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Tony winners and nominees will take part in The Actors Fund benefit 'Michael Lavine & Friends' on Thursday, July 13, at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Adelaide's Port River To Star In New Feature Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Pointblank Pictures in conjunction with The Australian Cultural Fund has announced the development of a new feature film to be set in and around Adelaide's Port River. (more...)

Broadway Alum Tony Danza Returns to TV in Netflix Dramedy THE GOOD COP
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Netflix, the world's leading internet TV network, is bringing Tony Danza (Broadway's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS) back to series television for viewers around the world in THE GOOD COP, a new 10-episode, one-hour dramedy series. (more...)

THE WITCHES Opens This Thursday at BBT!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The award-winning Breckenridge Backstage Children's Theatre (The Hobbit, Two Dumb Dogs, Charlotte's Web) presents the Colorado premiere of Roald Dahl's delightfully twisted classic, The Witches, playing June 22 thru August 5. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

48HOURS IN... HARLEM to Reimagine Baldwin & Sanchez Works at National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Harlem9 presents the Obie Award Winning 48HOURS IN... HARLEM - a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival. This event marks the 7th year of the collaborative Harlem9 bringing together 6 playwrights, 6 directors, and 18 actors.  (more...)

Freema Agyeman, Desmond Barrit, and Joseph Millson Join Stockard Channing in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Further casting has been announced for Apologia, which will begin previews on 29th July at Trafalgar Studios. Freema Agyeman will join previously announced Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: Pick Of The Programme - Musicals
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top picks from the musicals section of the Edinburgh Fringe programme. (more...)

Tickets On Sale for Return of Anna O'Byrne in Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Due to continued and extraordinary demand, on Monday June 26 new tickets will be released for the Sydney return season of My Fair Lady.  Directed by Julie Andrews the show will commence at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday August 24 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark Sendroff
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 18, 2017

Order in the court because entertainment lawyer to the stars, Mark Sendroff, swings by the studios to discuss his life, career, and what he has learned from his legendary client list with Rob and Kevin. You'll hear no objection from us as Mark discusses his profession and what he loves most about his job. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: The King is Back! Inside the Opening of ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Elvis is in the house! Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Kevin Smith Begins Production of 'Killroy Was Here' with Ringling College
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that Kevin Smith iconic filmmaker, author, actor and director of Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and recent horror films Red State and Tusk; has returned to Sarasota to shoot the first installment of his latest horror anthology film Killroy Was Here. This project is being done in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions, the executive producer. (more...)

Newly Formed Elliott & Harper Productions Announce First West End Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Marianne Elliott, the Olivier and Tony Award-winning director of the National Theatre's hugely successful productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse and producer Chris Harper's newly formed theatre company, Elliott & Harper Productions, announced the UK premiere of their first West End show today:  Simon Stephens' Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle.  (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, June 18, 2017
by - Jun 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, June 18, 2017! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A Visit to New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' CURTAIN UP Exhibit
by Leah Lane - Jun 16, 2017

"Curtain Up: Celebrating Forty Years of Theatre in New York and London" opened at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center October 31st. The idea for the exhibit was conceived when the Society of London Theatre wanted to create a display in conjunction with London's Victoria and Albert Museum to honor forty years of the Olivier Awards. Doug Reside, who is the curator for the Theatre Division at the library, explained that eventually "those conversations [between SOLT and V&A] started to morph about including us and including the Tony's." From there Reside worked with Anna Landreth Strong, V&A Curator of Modern and Contemporary Theatre and Performance, to create an exhibit that worked on both sides of the Atlantic. To qualify for the exhibit a show must have been nominated for both a Tony Award and an Olivier Award, won one of those nominations, and had a production within the last 40 years.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 16th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U sizzles at the Hammerstein Ballroom this Sunday! (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Tom Glover's WET BREAD to Play at Festival 47
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Inspired by the aftermath of the 2015 General Election, Wet Bread comes to Festival 47 at Kings Head Theatre following a highly successful run at the Brighton Fringe. Written by BBC Trans Comedy Award winner Tom Glover, Wet Bread is a one-woman satire about left-wing activism in a right-wing world. (more...)

Production Underway for New Original Hallmark Channel Movie SUMMER IN THE VINEYARD
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Principal photography began this week in Okanagan Valley, British Columbia on the romantic comedy SUMMER IN THE VINEYARD. (more...)

Judge Finds JERSEY BOYS is of Fair Use of Copyrighted Material
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After almost a decade in court and two law suits later, a Nevada judge has ruled that The Producers, writers, and director of JERSEY BOYS did not violate copyright law. (more...)

Anime Expo Announces Special Screening of 'WE ARE X' + Live Q&A With Yoshiki
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

WE ARE X--the critically acclaimed documentary film about the rock group X JAPAN from the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man--will receive a special screening at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 2 (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Moves the Earth at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Jun 14, 2017

The opening Overture's combination of 'I Feel the Earth Move' flowing directly in to 'Jazz Man' set the audience's hook (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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