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Canon Theatre (Toronto, )
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.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/23/2016
by - Jul 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/23/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

The international smash hit musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! This tale full of sun and fun unfolds on a Greek island paradise when, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years before. Based on the music of Swedish pop group ABBA, this Tony Award-nominated musical includes hits like 'Dancing Queen,' 'Take a Chance on Me,' 'The Winner Takes It All,' and many, many more! (more...)

Breaking News: SIGNIFICANT OTHER Headed to Broadway's Booth Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Richards was set to bring the play to Broadway in Winter 2017, beginning performances in February and opening in March at a Shubert theatre. Now, we know where via a Tweet from actor Gideon Glick.  (more...)

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE to Present Preview Cabaret at The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Before their August 3rd opening at NYMF, LUDO's Broken Bride is presenting a... 'Broken Bride Preview Cabaret' on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) at The West End Lounge 955 West End Avenue (at 107th Street).  (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Ted Cruz's 'Vote Your Conscience' Recalls AVENUE Q's 'Vote Your Heart'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Ted Cruz's controversial statement at the Republican Convention may have reminded theatre fans of a special AVENUE Q song. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and more. (more...)

BWW Blog: Tara Folio - Multiple Character Disorder
by Guest Blogger: Tara Folio - Jul 22, 2016

Currently seeking a therapist that specializes in multiple personality disorder, or maybe multiple character disorder. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

TICKETS are still available for the much-loved musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which flies into Canterbury this summer. The show, at The Marlowe Theatre from Wednesday 24 August, stars Lee Mead (Casualty, Legally Blonde, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) as Caractacus Potts; Claire Sweeney (Brookside, Strictly Come Dancing, Loose Women, Chicago, Guys And Dolls, Educating Rita, and Hairspray) as Baroness Bomburst; Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray) as Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst; Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, War Of The Worlds) as TrulyScrumptious; Matt Gillett (Jersey Boys, Top Hat) as the Childcatcher; and Andy Hockley (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Grandpa Potts. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

New Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2016-17 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals as part of the Broadway Close up series giving theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love, with compelling performances along with eye-opening interviews. (more...)

Michael Cerveris Tells How He Got The Idea To Bring FUN HOME To Orlando
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

The Tony-winning actor realized that the anger his character feels for himself is a different version of the anger that others direct outward. (more...)

Birgitte Hjort Sorensen Will Join Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (Pitch Perfect 2, 'Vinyl') will make her Broadway debut as 'Madame de Tourvel' alongside Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. Ms. Sorensen previously appeared on the Donmar stage in Ms. Rourke's 2014 production of Coriolanus opposite Tom Hiddleston. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Danza Talks Upcoming 54 Below Show, Meeting Sinatra & More
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Tony Danza is a man of many talents. Not only does he act on stage and screen alike; he also sings and tap-dances, and even has a cheese shop. (more...)

The Candy Project to Present DISENCHANTED this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The musical is set for a 9-show run at FLIXX Cabaret Showbar, located in in downtown Omaha (1019 S. 10th Street) August 5-6, 12-14, 18-21. All performances have a 7:30pm showtime. (more...)

Tony Danza Heads to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Maberry Theatricals will welcome Tony Danza on August 8 in White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

Tut'Zanni Theatre Company to Premiere BEEP & BOP at San Francisco Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Tut'Zanni Theatre Company presents Beep & Bop, a part of the 25th Annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, running September 9 - 24, 2016. Where hunger and imagination collide, there you will find Beep & Bop. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats RIO, HALLELUJAH BABY
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 20, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: June is bustin' out all over and the birds are flying down to Rio! (more...)

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 15 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Carnegie patrons can expect 'Nothin' But a Good Time' with the 2016-17 Theatre Season opener, ROCK OF AGES. The classic boy meets girl tale features classic 80s hair band hits and runs weekends August 13-28, 2016. (more...)

GLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz Will Step in for Kimiko Glenn in Broadway's WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Producers of the Broadway hit Waitress announced today that Jenna Ushkowitz ('Glee') will take over the role of Dawn from July 29 while Kimiko Glenn takes a leave of absence. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn, Thomas Sadoski, Zach Grenier, Judith Ivey and Peter Scolari to Close Out Vassar's 2016 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film just announced casting for the final weeks of the 32ndPowerhouse Season, running through July 31st at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. (more...)

Paper Mill Sets On-Sale Date for New Season, Featuring THE BODYGUARD Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will begin selling tickets to the general public for its 2016-2017 season on Monday, August 8. (more...)

First Look - New Poster Art for Justin Tipping's KICKS
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Directed by Justin Tipping and written by Justin Tipping and Joshua Beirne-Golden, the new film KICKS stars Jahking Guillory, Christopher Meyer, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Kofi Siriboe, and Mahershala Ali. (more...)


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VIDEO: First Look - Denzel Washington & More in Official Trailer for THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' and Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, in theaters September 23rd. (more...)

Phill Jupitus To Star In A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At Theatre Royal Bath
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

The Theatre Royal Bath is delighted to announce the cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, the final production in the theatre's highly acclaimed summer season featuring Phill Jupitus in his first ever Shakespeare role, and directed by Laurence Boswell. You are invited to attend the press night on Wednesday 10th August. (more...)

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD Coming to Digital HD Today
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Producers of Academy Award -nominated film Persepolis,and renowned graphic novelist, Jacques Tardi, take fans on a rollicking adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe in April and the Extraordinary World, coming to Digital HD on July 19, 2016 (more...)

[TITLE OF SHOW] Returns to London For a Three-week Run at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

[Title of Show] Returns to London for a 3 week run at Waterloo East Theatre from 6th - 25th September 2016. Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm. Full price £20 / Conc. £18 (more...)

Villa Punta De Vista to be Featured on TV's Life's A Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

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Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy Dussault
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2016

Audiences across America remember Nancy Dussault as Ted Knight's wife in TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, Alan Arkin's wife in THE IN-LAWS, and as the original host of GOOD MORNING AMERICA. But before Nancy became a television and movie legend, she was heralded for her Broadway performances in DO-RE-MI, BAJOUR, and countless others! (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Makes New Sitcom CLASS CLOWNS a Reality
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Class Clowns follows the misadventures of fictional comedian and former sitcom star Johnny B who starred in his own "Full House" pulls a "Kramer" takes a "Chappell" and comes back to star in his own "Seinfeld" type of web series/reality show. The show is created by Barnhart and co-written by Don and comedian Keith Lyle from The Hangover. The show stars the duo along with actress, model and comedian Linda Vu.  The show also features Vegas based comedians Derek Richards from The Irish Comedy Tour and Brent Mukai. (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims onto Stage at Cabrillo Music Theatre on July 15th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

When The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, it not only became one of the most popular Disney films to date, it was also the very first animated musical to use Broadway composers for its music - changing the direction of animated movies forever. Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with The Little Mermaid, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Mary Poppins, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

BWW Interview: Growth, Change, and Empathy: Bill Nolte Muses on FIDDLER and Art
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jul 15, 2016

'It's all about growing and being willing to change¬Öabout people finding a way to look at things from both sides and learn to empathize.' The soft-spoken man sitting opposite me thoughtfully answers my question about the universality of the musical theatre piece in which he stars, Fiddler on the Roof. There is a gentle, heartfelt quality to all his comments, and one understands immediately why Bill Nolte makes an ideal Tevye. The Broadway actor, singer, and visual artist makes his Maine State Music Theatre debut on July 20 in a part he has played twice before, and he waxes eloquent about the experience in Maine and his reunion with director/choreographer Gary John LaRosa and many of the veteran cast members. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, NBC's THE WIZ LIVE garnered six Emmy Award nominations. Below, return to the magical land of Oz with video and photos from the Emmy-nominated broadcast! (more...)

TONY 'N TINA'S WEDDING to Hold Open Auditions in Chicago; Non-Actors Encouraged!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Presented by the original New York producers, in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, comes the return of one of Chicago's longest running, smash hit shows, TONY 'N TINA'S WEDDING, beginning Thursday, September 22, 2016 and running through December 30th only. (more...)

BWW Cabaret Announces Ashley Steves as New Editor-in-Chief and Casey Mink as Chief NYC Critic!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to announce that effective immediately, Ashley Steves is the new Editor-in-Chief of BWW Cabaret, and Casey Mink will be the Chief Critic of Cabaret in NYC.  Both will work together on all coverage in the cabaret scene in NYC and beyond. (more...)

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS, Starring Cady Huffman, Returns Tonight at New Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Shear Madness, the hit comedy whodunit, resumes performances at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street) tonight, Friday July 15th. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Hilty, Matthew Broderick & More Return to 1950's Hollywood in RULES DON'T APPLY
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Megan Hilty (NOISES OFF, SMASH), Matthew Broderick (The Producers), Warren Beatty and more star in the new film RULES DON'T APPLY (more...)

Sony Music to Produce Cast Album for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Producers of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical and Sony Music Entertainment Australia announced today that Sony Music will produce a cast album for the World Premiere musical, which will be released in August. The single 'Dream Lover' will be available on iTunes today, Friday 15 July. (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kevin Bacon Stars in THE DARKNESS, Coming to Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

In a story inspired by true events, a family accidentally unleashes an ancient terror when they return home from a vacation in The Darkness, coming to Digital HD on August 23, 2016 and on Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on September 6, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, July 17, 2016
by - Jul 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, July 17, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MAMMIA MIA! Set to Open Playhouse on the Square's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

On August 12th, Playhouse on the Square's 48th season opens with the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats FLOYD COLLINS and Ethel Merman!
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 13, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: FLOYD COLLINS gets stuck in a cave and Ethel Merman gets stuck in a sitcom! (more...)

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