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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.


THE ANSWER-KILLING QUESTION BUYS A CRISIS to Play Crown Theater, 10/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Tim Sika presents The Answer-Killing Question Buys a Crisis, a world premiere satire on educational institutions at all levels by Barry Germansky. Cihangir Duman directs a cast of four, including Rafa Perez, Andy Phillips, Heather Shisler, and Dan Kellmer. Performances will be staged at The Crown Theater at The Producers' Club (358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036) from October 3-26, 2014. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Miltos Yerolemou to Join Dorks in Dungeons for Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Dorks in Dungeons has announced that they will be joined for their season opener on September 14 by Game of Thrones actor Miltos Yerolemou as guest. Yerolemou portrayed Syrio Forel in the HBO hit series, the swashbuckling, sword-fighting “dancing instructor” to Arya Stark. Yerolemou quickly became a fan favorite for his unique physicality and performance. Yerolemou will serve as a guest improviser, taking an equal spot amongst the Dorks storytellers. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Cast Performs at Grand Central!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… rocked Grand Central Terminal last Thursday August 21st with a special medley performed by cast members Graydon Long, Brad Nacht and Marrick Smith backed by the show's band. The performance was part of the weeklong "Life's a Picnic in Grand Central" event. With book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, the cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… also includes Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle. (more...)

Wilde Award Nominations Announced for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Wilde Awards 2014 Ceremony will be taking place September 22nd and hosted by EncoreMichigan.com. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at Detroit Opera House On Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Detroit Opera House, December 10 - January 4. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12 at 10 AM at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com/wicked or www.broadwayindetroit.com and at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box offices. (more...)

Utah Symphony to End Summer With VIDEO GAMES LIVE Concerts, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Transport yourself into the world of 8-bit and CGI with music straight from the world of computer and video games in Video Games Live. The Utah Symphony hosts two spectacular performances on Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Abravanel Hall with Emmanuel Fratianni conducting. (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta's 2014-2015 Series Special to Air Tomorrow on WSB-TV
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The upcoming Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season is set to receive the star treatment during a 30-minute Primetime special on WSB-TV, airing Wednesday, August 27 at 8 p.m. Hosted by Heather Caitlin, the program will offer fans a behind-the-scenes look at the blockbuster lineup coming to the Fox Theatre during the 2014/2015 Broadway in Atlanta series. Featured interviews will include both the stars and creative teams for upcoming productions, as well as Broadway in Atlanta Vice President Russ Belin. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BCT Series - Colton Berry talks Career and The Mission of Bayou City Theatrics
by Katricia Lang - Aug 25, 2014

In part four of the series, I finish my conversation with Artistic Director Colton Berry. We define high-art conceptualized pieces (according to Colton), discuss the theatre prodigy's (he's been directing since was twelve) journey from Shenandoah, Virginia to Houston, Texas, and talk American Idol and believing in yourself. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Extends Through November at Princess of Wales Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, and The Nederlander Organization, announced today that due to popular demand, four additional weeks of performances - now through November 30, have been added to the Toronto engagement. Tickets for the new block of performances will be available to Front of The Line by American Express cardmembers in advance on Monday August 25 through Tuesday September 2 at 10PM. Tickets are available by visiting Mirvish.com, or by calling TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. There is a 12 ticket limit for the entire run of THE BOOK OF MORMON in Toronto. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Broadway's Reimagined SIDE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Producers of the upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show have revealed the production's alluring poster artwork, that features a portrait of leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, and captures the show's blend of vintage show business with the uniquely cinematic aesthetic that comes from the vision of Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2). As previously announced, Mr. Condon is making his theatrical debut as director of Side Show, which opens on Broadway, this fall. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series Updates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Closes on the Great White Way
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 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 today, August 24 at the St. James Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 156 regular performances and 33 preview performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's run on the Great White Way! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With 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 ROCK OF AGES below! (more...)

2014 United Solo To Present BUTOH MEDEA 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The 2014 United Solo will be presenting 'Butoh Medea,' using the Japanese dance to tell the story of 'Medea.' (more...)

Breaking: MOTOWN to Take Broadway Hiatus; Heads to the UK Next Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the hit musical featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, will play its final performance at Broadway's Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on January 18, 2015. (more...)

Off-Broadway's Hit HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Celebrates Two Years of Performances!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The long-running Off-Broadway comedy smash HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER, starring Kevin James Doyle and Olivia Petzy, will celebrate its two-year anniversary tonight, August 22nd at Planet Hollywood Times Square. HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER began performances August 22, 2012 at Sofia's Downstairs Theater, where the show played to packed houses for more than a year. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Open 9/12 at Lakewood Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

IT'S ALIVE! From Mel Brooks and the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes the new monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein, opening September 12 at Lakewood Theatre Company. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 8/24 for ANYTHING GOES at The Hobby Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Houston premiere October 14-19 as part of the 2014-2015 Season of Broadway at the Hobby Center. Individual tickets will be on sale beginning Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Best-selling Author Mara Purl Returns to the Stage Where Milford-haven Novels First Started, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

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Jason Alexander Makes Houston Symphony Debut, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

On September 5, 6 and 7, the multi-talented singer, actor and comedian Jason Alexander will make his Houston Symphony debut with An Evening of Comedy & Song, led by Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski. While best known for his iconic portrayal of "George Costanza" in the ground-breaking hit TV show Seinfeld, Alexander returns to his Tony Award-winning roots for a night of music and laughs as he reminisces about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen. Bringing his singular brand of entertainment, Alexander kicks off the 2014-15 POPS Season by performing such Broadway hits as "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, "Trouble" from The Music Man, "Magic To Do/Corner of the Sky" from Pippin and "Shiksa Goddess" from The Last Five Years as well as three new musical medleys. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

BWW Profile: Kate Mulgrew Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Scott Fullerton - Aug 22, 2014

Kate Mulgrew is a celebrated actress of stage, screen and television; from Broadway shows including EQUUS, MARY STUART, and TEA AT FIVE; to films like A STRANGER IS WATCHING, THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN, and STAR TREK NEMISIS, to her most famous roles in RYAN'S HOPE, MRS. COLUMBO, and STAR TREK VOYAGER. (more...)

Spider-Man Weblasts' To Lincoln in SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Parody
by Laura Meltzer - Aug 21, 2014

Nebraska's very own Colonel Mustard Amateur Attic Theatre presents 'Spider-Man: The Musical...The Musical,' a theatrical interpretation of the drama surrounding the creation of the late Broadway-blockbuster 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.' (more...)

DOMA Theatre Company's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Run 9/26-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

It's alive! DOMA Theatre Company is back with yet another Broadway smash hit musical. Young Frankenstein, adapted for the stage by the Tony award-winning team of Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (The Producers) from the 1974 cult comedy film by Brooks and Gene Wilder, opens Sept. 26 at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Unveils Three-Show Packages for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

To celebrate one of the most highly anticipated series' to date, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced a new option for Atlanta theater fans to experience three Broadway sensations from its 2014/2015 series. For the first time, patrons will have the opportunity to choose from three themed packages, each featuring three hit shows from the upcoming Broadway in Atlanta lineup. Package choices include: (more...)

BACKERS: A Documentary About the Heroes of Crowdfunding Launches Kickstarter Campaign
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Everyday, hundreds of projects get funded on Crowdfunding sites where the creators have a platform to pitch their ideas and tell their stories. 'BACKERS' is a documentary about the people who actually make it possible for these creators to achieve their goals and pursue their dreams. (more...)

HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER to Celebrate Second Anniversary Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The long-running Off-Broadway comedy smash HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER, starring Kevin James Doyle and Olivia Petzy, will celebrate its two-year anniversary tomorrow, August 22nd at Planet Hollywood Times Square. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in Highlights of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, August 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, August 24, 2014! (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Box Office to Open Next Monday at the Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that the box office for the new musical THE LAST SHIP will open on Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m. at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street), in conjunction with a special one-time-only 24-hour flash sale from midnight August 25 to midnight August 26. For one day only, seats will be on sale for $39, $59 and $85 in the rear mezzanine, mid-mezzanine or orchestra/front mezzanine, respectively. (more...)

The Biggest Loser Resort Continues Brand Expansion By Announcing Two New Locations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ With the continued success of two existing locations in Malibu, CA and Niagara, NY, The Biggest Loser Resort announces the openings of two new state-of-the-art locations this fall. The Biggest Loser Resort Chicago will open September 6 in the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort & Spa in Chicago, IL and The Biggest Loser Resort at The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation will open October 18 in Jacksonville, FL. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Extends ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

STAGES St. Louis has announced that the box office sensation, Always... Patsy Cline at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza will continue September 18th to October 12th. The theatre company's momentous production of Always... Patsy Cline will play five performances per week Thursday through Sunday, following a brief two week hiatus. Always... Patsy Cline was originally produced by STAGES during its record-breaking 27th Season, which resulted in two added performances and historic attendance. Nightly, the audiences stopped the show with thunderous applause for numbers like 'Crazy,' 'Lovesick Blues,' and 'Your Cheating Heart.' (more...)

Tony Winner Jason Alexander to Make Houston Symphony Debut Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

On September 5, 6 and 7, the multi-talented singer, actor and comedian Jason Alexander will make his Houston Symphony debut with An Evening of Comedy & Song, led by Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski. While best known for his iconic portrayal of "George Costanza" in the ground-breaking hit TV show Seinfeld, Alexander returns to his Tony Award-winning roots for a night of music and laughs as he reminisces about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen. Bringing his singular brand of entertainment, Alexander kicks off the 2014-15 POPS Season by performing such Broadway hits as "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, "Trouble" from The Music Man, "Magic To Do/Corner of the Sky" from Pippin and "Shiksa Goddess" from The Last Five Years as well as three new musical medleys. This concert is made possible in part through the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall and BBVA Compass. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

There are only seven more opportunities to catch 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 - during its final week on Broadway. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Theatre By The Sea's 2015 Musical Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Bill Hanney has announced the lineup for the 2015 Summer Season at the historic Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). The four show subscription season will feature SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, MY FAIR LADY starring Charles Shaughnessy, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID and the Mel Brooks musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Season subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (401) 782-8587, order forms can be downloaded online at theatrebythesea.com, or ordered in person at the Box Office located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. (more...)

Dee Hoty, Paul Schoeffler and More to Star in Walnut Street Theatre's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy begins previews on September 2nd, opens on September 10th and runs through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Shenandoah Conservatory to Present AMERICAN IDIOT, Opening 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Fans of the hit Green Day musical American Idiot will be happy to hear that after the national tour closed in May, plans were put into motion to bring the rock show to the college level-apropos to its age demographic and subject matter. Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia, known for its dedication to pop/rock voice training will be the first school to premiere the work on the non-professional level. According to Musical Theatre International's website, it is currently the only licensed production of the show. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane on 'Birdcage' Co-Star Robin Williams: 'Nobody Was More Kind Or Generous'
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Broadway's Nathan Lane sat down with CBS 2's Dana Tyler at Joe Allen restaurant in Midtown, New York and spoke about what it was like to work with the comedic genius that was Robin Williams. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW,' Starring Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of the world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Opening Night was last Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre and the after party was held at Amity Hall. (more...)

Andrea Martin to Discuss New Memoir Alongside Nathan Lane at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Join award winning actress Andrea Martin as she discusses her new memoir, Andrea Martin's Lady Parts with good friend Nathan Lane - a not-to-be missed conversation on the triumphs and challenges, both professional and personal of a lifetime in show business, including lots of laugher along the way. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director, Jeremy Scott Lapp
by Bartley Stratton - Aug 19, 2014

Jeremy Scott Lapp has been working in the theatre business for over 27 years performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an alumnus of the 2009 Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab West, a proud member of the SDC and a 2011 SDC Emerging Artist. In addition, he is a recipient of Noel Craig, PAMTA, Inland Theatre League, Patte, National Youth Theatre, Billy & Director's Choice awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - SWITCHED AT BIRTH Christmas Special Coming to ABC Family
by - Aug 19, 2014

What would have life been like for Bay and Daphne if the switch never happened? Look out for an all new SWITCHED AT BIRTH Christmas Special, coming this December to ABC Family. (more...)

E! Unveils New and Returning Fall Programming
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Time to pull out those comfy knit sweaters and riding boots you've been missing all year long because E! brings viewers fresh new shows and specials, along with greatly anticipated returning series and much more this Fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 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 MATILDA below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Orfeh and Andy Karl Tribute ROCKY in New Song
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Rocky star Andy Karl and his wife Orfeh just released a new mash-up song called 'No Time for Pain (A Tribute to Rocky Broadway)' with a photographic flashback on the run of Rocky, which just closed on Broadway. This video features the Rocky instrumental theme, with vocal talents from Orfeh and Andy Karl. (more...)

BWW Flashback: ROCKY Pulls Its Final Punches on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

Broadway's new ROCKY musical plays its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre today, August 17th, after 28 previews and 188 regular performances. ROCKY received its world premiere in fall 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, where it continues to play to packed houses. The musical opened on Broadway on March, 13, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back to the show's beginnings on the Great White Way! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Jerry Mitchell
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 17, 2014

On Monday, August 18th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell discusses directing and choreographing the Tony winning mega-hit KINKY BOOTS. He also discusses making his director/choreographer debut with the popular LEGALLY BLONDE as well as his collaborations with the great Jack O'Brien on HAIRSPRAY, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, THE FULL MONTY and others. The episode is available now for iTunes subscribers. (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 16, 2014

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