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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.



Music Theatre International Acquires Worldwide Licensing Rights To SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to the Broadway hit and Tony winning musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! (more...)

Artists Giving Back to Host 'SONGS OF HEALING' Benefit for Donica Lynn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Artists Giving Back, a local not-for-profit that specializes in fundraising through the arts, is throwing a benefit concert called AGB Presents: Songs of Healing a Benefit for Donica Lynn. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New Musical THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre tomorrow, 21 February . The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016. (more...)

Help King Center 'STOMP' Out Hunger This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

While many people donate to food drives during the holiday season, hunger is a problem all year long. That's why the King Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the touring percussion show STOMP to collect food items through the April 22 performances of STOMP at the King Center. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 19
by Audition Roundup - Feb 19, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 19, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Triumphs at WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth triumphed tonight, Sunday 19 February 2017, ahead of the opening of their musical THE GIRLS in London's West End on Tuesday 21 February. At an awards ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre, they won the prestigious WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production. Gary and Tim and the original Calendar Girls were given a rapturous reception from an audience made up of stars from all the West End shows after Gary, Tim and Joanna Riding performed Scarborough, a song from their musical. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017: GILLIAN ENGLISH IS A BITTER SHREW at Producers Niche, The Producers Hotel
by Barry Lenny - Feb 18, 2017

English's intense energy and breathtakingly fast delivery catches the mood of today's life. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017: STOP STOPPING THE UNSTOPPABLE: ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS SO HARD at Producers Niche, The Producers Hotel
by Barry Lenny - Feb 18, 2017

Self-help meets comedy (more...)

67 Year-Old Understudy Makes West End Debut in Leading Role in Gary Barlow & Tim Firth's THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

In spite of intensive medical treatment, Michele Dotrice, who has never missed a performance in her entire career, has been diagnosed with acute bronchitis and therefore unable to perform for the time being.  The part of Jessie in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, will now be played by Judith Street, who at 67 is making her West End debut in a leading role.  For her, this is a dream come true. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, February 19, 2017
by - Feb 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, February 19, 2017! (more...)

Caroline Flack to Make Her Stage Debut in CRAZY FOR YOU Alongside Tom Chambers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce that Caroline Flack will make her stage debut as 'Irene' in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre's acclaimed production of 'CRAZY FOR YOU'. Caroline joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as 'Bobby'. From The Producers of 'Sister Act' and 'Nativity! The Musical', the national tour of 'CRAZY FOR YOU' opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of CIRCUS 1903
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

The Producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CIRCUS 1903 - From the Creators of THE ILLUSIONISTS and WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular. (more...)

Panic! Productions present Two Works by John Patrick Shanley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Panic! Productions, in association with¬†Theatre 68, present John Patrick Shanley's¬†Danny and the Deep Blue Sea¬†and the world premiere of Shanley's new one-act play,¬†POISON, opening March 9th¬†¬Ė April 2nd¬†at Theatre 68,¬†located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA., 91601. Tickets for both shows on sale at:¬†¬†www.plays411.com/danny¬† (more...)

Broadway By the Bay presents THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Broadway By the Bay opens its 2017 Season with The Producers, the Mel Brooks laugh-out-loud musical spectacle.  The Producers runs March 17th through April 2nd at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DISGRACED at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Onstage now through February 26 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced examines the stories we share with our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves. Described as a 'combustible powder keg of identity politics,' this provocative and thought-provoking new Broadway hit will leave audiences questioning their biases. (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Recreates the Golden Age of Circus at the Hollywood Pantages
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 16, 2017

If Dorothy in THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ had run away from home and found this traveling circus instead of Professor Marvel and his crystal ball, she might never have gotten swept up in a twister and landed in Munchkinland. Instead, she might have become part of a new family, the kind that traveled the dust bowl in the early part of the twentieth century and instilled a sense of wonder in every child who was lucky enough to hear that the circus was coming to town. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

Broadway Knights presents BROADWAY ARTS: A Benefit Concert for the Anaheim Arts Council
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Broadway Knights is pleased to present Broadway Arts: A Concert to Benefit the Anaheim Arts Council on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful M3 Live Event Center Theatre in Anaheim. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Touring Veteran Reaches Milestone Performance In 42ND STREET
by Kyle Christopher West - Feb 16, 2017

Most actors receive a standard show contract for around 12 months, but that doesn't mean every actor hangs up their shoes and immediately walks into another show. In fact, not only do some actors extend their contracts, but some make an entire career out of an individual credit. Rob Ouellette, who is currently playing pianist Oscar and a member of the tap-dancing ensemble of the 42nd STREET national tour is about to shuffle into his 1,000th performance with the show on February 16th, 2017, so we caught up with him about his experience. Not only has Rob danced his way through six different companies of the musical, but he's performed several variations of the show's choreography, has worked three times with original book writer and director Mark Bramble, as well as with choreography icons Randy Skinner, Kelli Barclay, and Rick Conant, among others. (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...)

Edward Fox Returns To The West End In SAND IN THE SANDWICHES For A Strictly Limited Run Followed By An Extended UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Edward Fox is to return to the West End in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of John Betjeman, Sand in the Sandwiches, for a strictly limited London run. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.  (more...)

RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR to Offer Rush Seats
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount today announced that seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section will be available for $25 for every performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical. The $25 tickets are available for in-person purchases at The Paramount Theatre Box Office, located at 911 Pine St. on the day of each performance only, two hours prior to the show.  The $25 tickets are available for cash only purchases and are limited to two tickets per person, first come, first-served. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

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: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Star Grant Almirall Joins Cast of WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Grant Almirall, star of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, joins the superb cast of the Fugard Theatre's smash hit musical, WEST SIDE STORY, at the Joburg Theatre until 5 March 2017. (more...)

FENCES Film Coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HD
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Academy Award¬ģ winner* Denzel Washington directs and stars in the powerful and moving drama FENCES, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 14, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Kathy Griffin Brings Her Pull-No-Punches Comedy To The Palace Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin breaks through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy. (more...)

Stars of PARAMOUR, CHICAGO, and LES MIZ Join BROADWAY BOUND: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Ryan Vona (Paramour), Paige Davis (Chicago & TV's Trading Spaces), Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), and Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables) have all signed on to appear in Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Presents the New York Premiere of IN AND OF ITSELF by Derek Delgaudio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Werner Entertainment, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the acclaimed show, IN & OF ITSELF, created and performed by Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (What About Bob?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music Hall
by Alan Portner - Feb 13, 2017

Slimmed down production loses no impact and becomes even more intimate. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Uptown Players to Host BROADWAY OUR WAY '17 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Uptown Players presents its 15th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '17, running March 2 - 5, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Purchase College to Honor Technical Theatre Legend Joseph B. Forbes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Purchase College, State University of New York's Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, will  present the Sixth Annual Broadway technical "Backstage Legends and Masters Award" to esteemed theater legend, Joseph B. Forbes at 7 p.m., April 24, 2017.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Fugard Theatre's Smash Hit Musical, WEST SIDE STORY, Wows Johannesburg Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

The Fugard Theatre's grand-scale, smash hit, all South African production of WEST SIDE STORY is currently running at the Joburg Theatre's Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg, presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 11, 2017
by - Feb 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Christian Borle Speaks About Building His Own Willy Wonka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

In an exclusive interview with ET, Christian Borle discussed the nascent rehearsal process for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, coming to Broadway in March. At this stage, Borle and director Jack O'Brien are working to find the proper balance between the story everyone knows and the story being brought to the stage. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/11/2017
by - Feb 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/11/2017. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents GRAND THEFT MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Grand Theft Musical, a world premiere musical based on Robert Sickinger's 1994 musical Platinum Taps, with music composed by John Taylor Thomas.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE FULL MONTY at The Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY, now running through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Shalom & Moira Blumenthal Productions Proudly Present the World Premiere of YOU WILL NOT PLAY WAGNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????From The Producers of My Name is Asher Lev and Coming to See Aunt Sophie, Director, Moira Blumenthal and producer Shalom are proud to present the World Premiere of YOU WILL NOT PLAY WAGNER at Eternity Playhouse from 4 - 28 May 2017. (more...)

Red Carpet Arrivals for 23rd Production of The Reel Awards Presented by International Celebrity Images
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

International Celebrity Images presents the 23rd Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, spoof, and tribute to the real Academy Awards on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, 129 East Fremont Street, in Las Vegas, NV  89101. (more...)

Amazon to Launch Its First German Original Series YOU ARE WANTED in Over 200 Countries
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Amazon will launch its first German series, YOU ARE WANTED to Prime members globally. Produced by and starring Matthias Schweighöfer, You Are Wanted will not only launch in Germany and Austria, but across more than 200 countries and territories on six continents (more...)

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