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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.



Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum Have Movie Musical in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

In an exclusive tip, Variety has learned that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to direct and star in a movie musical. Channing Tatum is slated to co-star.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Super-Producer, Barry Weissler
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 26, 2017

The words 'Just Do It' should be emblazoned across the office walls of  Tony Award winning producer Barry Weissler. On a beautiful Spring day, Barry invited Rob and Kevin into his offices to discuss his career and how he produced the revivals of CHICAGO, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and GREASE and gave power to new shows like THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, FALSETTOS, and WAITRESS. (more...)

Steel Beam Theatre Announces Casting for RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Des Moines Playhouse
by Nolan Boggess - Mar 24, 2017

It is a known fact that any cold heart can be warmed by a seven foot mute monster in tap shoes singing Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz". If you happen to be a fan of Mel Brooks' film Young Frankenstein, you already know this. But, if you happen to be like me and have never seen the iconic film, you need to go see The Des Moines Playhouse's production of Young Frankenstein immediately. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the charming, and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You, running March 24 - April 9, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, March 26, 2017
by - Mar 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, March 26, 2017! (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

Dylan's Candy Bar to Curate Wonderful Concoctions for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Famed chocolatier Willy Wonka, on behalf of producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions, announces that Dylan Lauren (via her candy empire Dylan's Candy Bar) will be the official curator of all promotional things digestible, edible and wonderfully tasty for the new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

BWW Interview: MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 22, 2017

Connecticut has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to established actors who have homes here, so it means that much more to Connecticut theatre lovers when one of their own residents works his way through any of its many community theatres and then gets to Broadway. One such actor is Michael Barra, a native of Durham. He is featured in the critically acclaimed musical, A Bronx Tale, now playing at the Longacre Theatre co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenna Leigh Green, Michael Campayno, Ashley Kate Adams, Kate Loprest, David De Almo And Caitlin Cooke Discuss 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 22, 2017

Matt Blank shares his experiences with suicide, depression and tragedy, and sits down with the stars of the March 26 performance of 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH. The evening features the best of stage and screen¬Ö and a few teen stars of our generation you just might want to see while supporting a vitally important cause. (more...)

Broadway Smash-Hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Open at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will finish up its 24thseason with Million Dollar Quartet, the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Based on a true event, the production runs April 6th through 23rd, 2017 at the theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Chris Damiano, as both Director and Music Director is at the helm of this fast-paced Broadway musical that serves up all the hits we know and love. Million Dollar Quartet is graciously sponsored by The Malon D. Mimms Company and Synovus/The Bank of North Georgia and is a co-production with The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats Bea Arthur's Wicked Tongue, Audra McDonald's Golden Voice
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 22, 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: The wicked tongue of Bea Arthur & the golden voice of Audra McDonald.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2017

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre moves into its third decade with a jam-packed season of three musicals, a heartwarming comedy and a contemporary drama.  (more...)

Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation The Piano Guys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. (more...)

ACE Productions' END OF THE RAINBOW to Bring Judy Garland's Final Comeback to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

ACE Productions presents the Canadian premiere of End of the Rainbow. This gritty play with music is based on the true events of Judy Garland's last comeback attempt in England in 1968. There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers down your spine and realize there is nowhere on earth you'd rather be. This show promises to be one of them. (more...)

Bryan Terrell Clark, Lora Lee Gayer, Kyle Scatliffe and More to Sing Bobby Cronin Tunes at BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Sunday, March 26th, award-winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin makes an exciting return to the NYC concert stage in the exquisite W NY Times Square. As part of the new 'Live In The Living Room' series, brought to you by The Producers of BROADWAY AT W, Cronin's concert titled #LOVE IS LOVE will feature many of Broadway's favorite voices serenading the tunes of Cronin's catalogue. (more...)

WAITRESS Will Keep Opening Up on Broadway Through 2018; New Block of Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Producers of the Waitress have announced tickets for the Broadway smash are now on sale through January 21, 2018. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Will Fly Into Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Coming to The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this spring is the area's regional theatre premiere production of the high-flying musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The family friendly production, based on the classic film, was announced as part of the theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season last year by producers. The musical will take flight at the area's only year-round producing theatre beginning April 7th. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 21: Kings of Broadway! THE PRODUCERS Begins A Sold-Out Broadway Run
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2017

On this day in 2000, previews began for Mel Brooks' and Susan Stroman's hotly anticipated musical adaptation of his classic comedy The Producers. Now an obsolete tradition in the age of technology as well a sign of the success to come, on this historic morning, a lengthy line of ticket buyers made its way down the street from the St. James box office, welcoming the buzzy new show to the neighborhood.   (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents BARBECUE's Cast and Crew, 4/7-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

In Barbecue, the O'Mallery family gather in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister.  They are the kind of family that comes to an intervention armed with a Taser, even though their own downward spirals rival hers. (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE BLACK DRESS at Habima Theatre - These Girls Are On Fire And We're Feeling Good!
by Yuval Gerstner - Mar 21, 2017

A group of women go on stage wearing white bathrobes and start singing Natural Woman. They slowly begin to remove their bathrobes… only to reveal little black dresses underneath. This act pretty much symbolizes the entire show: A presentation of womanhood in all its aspects. This English On Stage production gives us 70 minutes of some of the world's greatest hits by Adele, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Kate Bush (and more) performed by four talented women and two male musicians, but this is more than just a cover show. It is a cabaret-like musical event for women to celebrate themselves through music in a women's empowerment environment. (more...)

NOT THAT JEWISH Launches Fundraising Campaign to Provide Free Tickets to Jewish Community Centers in NY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Producers of the hit show Not That Jewish have launched an IndieGogo campaign to provide free theater tickets to Jewish Community Centers in the New York metropolitan area, who've been the target of increased bigotry, antisemitism and threats of violence. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will enchant the San Francisco Bay Area this May. Beauty and the Beast will take place every Sunday fromMay 21 to June 18, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org (more...)

ALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Broadway today, March 20th, 2017, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford Talks Relevance of SUNDAY and Children and Art
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Following its four night concert, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE jumped into a limited Broadway run and has made a paint splash in the theatre community. Star Annaleigh Ashford says she has forged a strong connection with the show and its message.  (more...)

Laugh Out Loud Comedy A SKETCH OF NEW YORK Comes to Producers Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Sketch comedy is a laugh out loud riot in the hands of Joe DiNozzi and Darien De Maria, the creators, and Co - writers and directors of A Sketch of New York Alumni Show, that will play three show this coming weekend at The Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street. The show consists of eighteen comedic sketches of varying lengths about everyday chaotic and complex Big Apple life. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Three-Time Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 19, 2017

The hills are alive with the warmth and wit of three time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. Best known for her appearances in THE SECRET GARDEN, SHOW BOAT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MARY POPPINS, and FUN HOME, Rebecca makes a splash on today's episode! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE FLASH/SUPERGIRL Musical Crossover Scoop and More from Paleyfest
by Lauren Gienow - Mar 19, 2017

Saturday afternoon at the Dolby Theatre, the four CW Network Super Hero television programs were all celebrated at Paleyfest. On hand, were some executive producers and members of the casts of ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPER GIRL, and DC LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Moderating the panel was comic book super fan, Kevin Smith. (more...)

Actress/Comedian Nicky Sunshine Brings CONFESSIONS OF A MASSAGE PARLOR MADAM to Producer's Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her dramatic and comedic talents to The Producers Club Actors Studio (358 W. 44th Street) in Manhattan for three special shows on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Nicky, whose credits includes appearances on several Off-Broadway stages and NYC-metro area comedy clubs, will present her new solo work 'Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam' at the Times Square area-located venue at 5:00pm. A second performance of "Confessions" is scheduled for 7:30pm and will be followed by a 'Power To The Pink' / Women's History Month standup comedy showcase @10:00pm where Sunshine will be joined by an all female lineup of comedy talents who've made a splash on Comedy Central, HBO, BET and MTV. Shows will / may feature adult themes, language and content . The evening is produced by Top Knotch Ent and admission to a "Confessions" performance and the comedy show is @10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? (more...)

NBC Sets Summer Schedule Reality, Comedy and Drama
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Building on the momentum of another highly successful season in which NBC once again ranks #1 in adults 18-49, the network has announced the rollout of an ambitious summer schedule that includes the premiere of new dance competition series ¬ďWorld of Dance¬Ē with judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum; the return of the #1 show of summer, ¬ďAmerica's Got Talent,¬Ē with new host Tyra Banks; and the network's obstacle course sensation, ¬ďAmerican Ninja Warrior.¬Ē (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Episode 4 of the National Ballet of Canada's PINOCCHIO
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Pinocchio is onstage until March 24 only at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, March 19, 2017
by - Mar 17, 2017

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

JERSEY BOYS to Return to Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming public demand, The Producers of JERSEY BOYS are delighted to announce a second UK & Ireland Tour with a two-week run at the King's Theatre, Glasgow next year. (more...)

SPEECH & DEBATE's NYC Film Premiere Will Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Sycamore Pictures (Begin Again, The Hollars, The Way Way Back) has announced the theatrical release of SPEECH & DEBATE will open in New York City at AMC's EMPIRE 25 beginning Friday, April 7, 2017. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

SNL to Go Live in All Time Zones for Final 4 Telecasts; Fallon, McCarthy to Host
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

For the first time in its storied history, NBC's iconic late-night franchise SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, which is delivering its most-watched season in 24 years, will be broadcast live simultaneously across the country for its final four shows of the season ¬ó April 15, May 6, 13 and 20. (more...)

Performance Added to RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and The Producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour have announced that an additional performance of RENT has been added, on Sunday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will be at PPAC April 7 - 9, 2017, with performances on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 & 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 & 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses COME FROM AWAY and 'Second Act Trouble'
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 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: Rob and Kevin invent the Broadway Home Shopping Network! Plus, a new musical and a good read!  (more...)

LA HAVANA MADRID and More Set for Steppenwolf's LookOut Lineup; Audra McDonald Show Added!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced a slate of programming for spring curated by two of Chicago's most talented and prolific theater artists: Actor/Playwright/Musician Sandra Delgado and Actor/Director Sandra Marquez, who is also a Steppenwolf ensemble member. Sandra Delgado is the playwright and star of Teatro Vista's upcoming production of La Havana Madrid, also running this spring in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre (April 14-May 21) as part of the theater's Visiting Company Initiative. (more...)

Bron Creative to Executive Produce and Co-Finance Jennifer Kent's THE NIGHTINGALE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Bron Creative will executive produce and co-finance THE NIGHTINGALE, a period thriller written and directed by Jennifer Kent, who previously wrote and directed the acclaimed feature The Babadook.  Made Up Stories, together with major production investment from Screen Australia, and in association with the Tasmanian Government through Screen Tasmania, and the South Australian Film Corporation will co-finance the picture as well. THE NIGHTINGALE will begin production in March in Tasmania, Australia. (more...)

The Bushnell Announces 2017-18 Broadway Series Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts announced today the productions that will make up its 2017-2018 Broadway Series season.  Beginning this summer, The Bushnell will bring seven exciting titles to Hartford as part of the Series, along with additional off-Series hits to round out a strong season lineup. (more...)

CAGNEY Goes on Tonight, Offers $25 Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Outside there is snow, but on with the show! Now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for tonight's performance, Tuesday, March 14, at 7PM. (more...)

Shea's Announces Exciting 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway Partner/Producer Albert Nocciolino present the M&T Bank 2017-18 Broadway Series,¬†featuring multiple Tony-Award¬ģ winning musicals, Broadway hits, and the FIRST NATIONAL TOUR of ON YOUR FEET LAUNCHING IN BUFFALO! (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Dancers Show They Got Rhythm!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

A new tap video was just released in honor of the Lincoln Center's Concert Production of 'Crazy For You.' (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS to Bring the King Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Producer Lawrence Rosner will present the New York premiere of the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Chuck Cooper
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 13, 2017

It 'Don't Take Too Much' to be excited that Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about his forty plus year career onstage in shows like THE LIFE, PASSION, and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE. Chuck pulls back the curtain on his career, including how he survived GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, what was so magical about Cy Coleman's hands, and why he was the most musical washer machine you ever saw ! (more...)

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