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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.


Photo Flash: Inside 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Concert at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The concept recording for REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER is now available through iTunes. NYC's Rockwood Music Hall hosted a special launch party for the recording on July 15th featuring a concert by an all-star lineup of Icelandic artists including Liam McCormick (The Family Crest), Soffia Bjorg and Stefan Örn Gunnlaugsson. (more...)

Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jul 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love is celebrating its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled -- 28 actors and musicians, plus two dogs -- for a play in the West End. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: York Little Theatre's SHREK: THE MUSICAL - It's Big, Green, and Raucous
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 23, 2014

Rene Staub leads Randy Stamm and a large cast of fractured fairy tale stars in a musical tale of love, loss, daring heroics, and dragons, donkeys, and ogres (more...)

Breaking News: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Sets August Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 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 on Sunday, August 24 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

'August the 18th' Available on Kindle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

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SEX AND THE CITY: LIVE! Opens This Week at the Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sex and the City: LIVE! is back with two brand new episodes. The show plays a limited engagement for 3 weekends only, July 24 - Aug. 10, 2014 - Thurs., Fri., Sat. - 8:00 pm / Sun at 7:00 pm at the Victoria Theatre - 2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.) SF, CA 94103. (more...)

Nathan Lane Talks THE NANCE on PBS; Wants MODERN FAMILY Spin-Off Called A DASH OF PEPPER
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

As part of this year's TCA Press Tour, Nathan Lane talked about his portrayal of 'Chauncey Miles' in Douglas Carter Beane's play THE NANCE, which will air this fall on PBS. (more...)

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul to Attend European Premiere of DOGFIGHT in London, 13 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and book writer Peter Duchan are to attend the European premiere of their acclaimed musical Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 13 August. (more...)

Hannah John-Kamen & More Join Cast of New Syfy Scripted Series KILLJOYS
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Syfy, Space and Temple Street Productions announced today that Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane have been cast as the leads in the upcoming original space adventure drama series Killjoys. (more...)

Joe Pasquale, Bonnie Langford & Todd Carty to Lead SPAMALOT UK Tour, Beginning January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Following the Pythons' incredible 10 night sell-out run at London's O2 Arena, it is announced today that Monty Python's Spamalot will gallop back out on tour from January next year, to bring the West End production to theatres across the land (to the sound of banging coconut shells). Joe Pasquale will reprise his much loved role of King Arthur alongside Bonnie Langford as The Lady of The Lake and Todd Carty as Patsy, (making up the Spamalot Dream Team)**. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright ROBERT CAISLEY Premieres LUCKY ME at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 21, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will have the World Premiere of 'Lucky Me' by playwright Robert Caisley. The romantic comedy is directed by SuzAnne Barabas and will be on the Long Branch stage from July 31st through August 31st. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KINGS OF ISRAEL a Provocative Addition to the KC Fringe Festival
by Steve Wilson - Jul 21, 2014

The Kings of Israel an original play by Schaeffer Nelson is playing at the Phosphor Studio in Kansas City. Phil Kinen directed the production in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival. The festival brings performing arts, visual arts, and dance together for 11 days, giving local artists, performers, and writers an uncensored presentation of their work. (more...)

The Backstreet Boys, Paul Anka Cancel Israeli Concerts Due to Growing Political Unrest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Backstreet Boys have cancelled their upcoming concert dates in Tel Aviv due to growing politic unrest and military escalation in Israel (more...)

THE SCARLET IBIS, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM and More Set for Prototype Festival's Third Season; Runs Jan 7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE have announced programming for the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 7-17, 2015, in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Laughter Abounds in NOISES OFF at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jul 21, 2014

Even with some flaws in the production, the mirth never stops in NOISES OFF. It's marvelous fun. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at ALADDIN with Phil Collins!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 21, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre and went on to receive 24 major theatrical award nominations. Disney veteran and music legend Phil Collins stopped by the theatre yesterday to check out the show for himself and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 20, 2014

On Monday, July 21st the Theater People Podcast welcomes two-time Tony-nominee Robin de Jesus. De Jesus discusses making his professional acting debut in the cult-hit indie film CAMP, making his Broadway debut as an understudy in RENT, creating the role of Sonny in the groundbreaking IN TH EHEIGHTS, co-starring as Jacob in the 2010 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES alongside Kelsey Grammer, and receiving Tony nominations for the latter two roles. (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which began previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open tonight, July 20th at 7PM. (more...)

Sony Music Masterworks Teams REVOLT TV's HELLO Harlem Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Today, REVOLT TV announced an exciting new partnership with the U.S. division of Sony Music Masterworks. (more...)

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Tony-Winning Genie James Monroe Iglehart Grants Wishes at Daily Lottery
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2014

ALADDIN's Tony-winning Broadway Genie, James Monroe Iglehart, decided to swing by the production's daily lottery to grant a few wishes to a few lucky potential audience members - and the crew managed to check out his surprise visit on camera. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Debra Monk!
by Ken Womble - Jul 18, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). In anticipation of the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Debra Monk! (more...)

Justin Greer Teaches ACTING THE MUSICAL MOMENT at Usdan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Justin Greer, whose long list of Broadway credits includes Shrek the Musical, Seussical, Urban Cowboy, Annie, The Producers, Annie Get Your Gun and Anything Goes, has co-created, with Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts' Theater Dept. Chair Jim Incorvaia, a four-day workshop titled "Acting the Musical Moment." Taught to Usdan's senior theater majors, the workshop focuses on the intersection of acting and singing. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING to Celebrate Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

DRG Records will kick off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, on Tuesday, July 22nd at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). There will be an in-store appearance and performance at 5pm. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Paramount Theatre Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record-breaking run in 2013, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle and plays a limited three week engagement through Sunday, August 10. In Seattle, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Roger Bart to Play 'Doc Brown' in BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical Workshop?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

According to a Tweet by Baz Bamigboye, theatre columnist for the Daily Mail, there is a rumor floating around that Roger Bart will play 'Doc Brown' in the upcoming workshop of the new BACK TO THE FUTURE musical by Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

ALADDIN's Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart to Co-Host ABC's THE VIEW, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin, will co-host ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show 'The View' on Friday, July 25, 2014. 'The View' is broadcast live weekdays from New York City from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. (more...)

LEAH IN VEGAS Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Drift In, Act Out will present the world premiere of Leah in Vegas, a new play by Kara Ayn Napolitano, with direction by Kristin Skye Hoffman (WINNER: Outstanding Direction FringeNYC 2012) as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE on Battersea Barge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

David Ribi, Nic Kyle, Sarah Goggin and Chloe Taylor will star in the London production, which is to be staged on the romantic location of The Battersea Barge, moored on the banks of the River Thames near Battersea Power Station. (more...)

Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre to Host Team Sydni Benefit Concert, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance and Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children's Theatre will present a free concert A Magical Musical Adventure on Sunday, July 20 at 7 pm, on the Knight Stage at Middletown High School. Forty-one local dancers ranging in age from 3 to 18 will perform together to raise money for Team Sydni. The concert features many of well-loved fairy tale characters, and includes a variety of song-and-dance styles. There is no charge for admission. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door, and during intermission the dancers' parents have organized a basket raffle, which includes donations from many Middletown merchants in an effort to further help Sydni. This is the second annual summer production of the Dee Buchanan Studio and Way Off Broadway. Last year's concert raised over $2,600 to help another local student, TJ Rufty. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

CIRCUS ORANGE, Jay Pharoah, Spoon River Rochester and More Highlight 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, Running 9/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival announced its third annual lineup this morning for the September 18-27, 2014 event in and around downtown Rochester's East End. Fringe 2014 will include more than 380 shows of all genres in 28 venues that range from parked cars to the return of the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent. (more...)

Old Norman Productions to Bring SONNY UNDER THE ASSUMPTION to AKI Studio Theatre, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Old Norman Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of SONNY UNDER THE ASSUMPTION, an original play by Edward Allan Baker (North of Providence, Dolores) debuting in Toronto, July 23-27 at the AKI Studio Theatre, Daniel Spectrum Artscape (250-585 Dundas Street). This powerful play investigates the realistic gap between the haves and have-nots, and questions whether individual people are truly capable of changing themselves - and thereby able to change the community they live in. (more...)

Rick Faugno Joins the Cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Rick Faugno has joined the cast of the world premiere of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 31st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Breaking News: ROCKY to Close on Broadway in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

This Just In... The Broadway musical of Rocky has been knocked out by a declining box office and will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on Sunday, August 17th after 28 previews and 188 regular performances. Stage Entertainment is currently exploring future productions across the U.S. as well as internationally. (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Should Delight Beck Audiences, But...
by Roy Berko - Jul 14, 2014

On a November Saturday afternoon in 2007, I anxiously entered the Hilton Theatre in New York. I love exaggerated, well-conceived and performed farce. I was going to see 'Young Frankenstein' by the king of farce and parody, Mel Brooks. Yes, 'Young Frankenstein,' officially known as 'The New Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein,' was the Broadway follow-up to 'The Producers,' by the comedy madman and his writing sidekick, Thomas Meehan. (more...)

CNA Launches New Website
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

CHICAGO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ CNA today unveiled the company's newly transformed website (CNA.com), innovating the property and casualty insurance sector both in design and market approach. (more...)

Webb, Ferriday and Griffiths Join Driesen In JERSEY BOYS UK Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli. (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which begins previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open Sunday, July 20th at 7PM. Written by Erasmus Fenn and directed by Joe Brancato, DROP DEAD PERFECT is laced with double-entendres and allusions to 1950s television and Hollywood melodramas. With adult language and situations, this outlandish production is recommended for adults only -- particularly those with a slightly twisted sense of humor. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcome's Tony-Winner Tonya Pinkins from HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 14, 2014

On Monday, July 7th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins. Pinkins is currently co-starring on Broadway in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, a mostly rapped-through musical featuring the music, lyrics, and poetry of Tupac Shakur. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Justin Long & Renee Fleming Talk LIVING ON LOVE at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has released an extended video interview between Justin Long and Renee Fleming about the upcoming production, LIVING ON LOVE, which opens at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this Thursday, July 17. Check it out below! (more...)

Stephen Webb, Sam Ferriday and Lewis Griffiths Join JERSEY BOYS UK and Irish Tour - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli. (more...)

Liz McKendry, Adam Shapiro and Deborah Tranelli Set for Music at the Mansion Concert Series, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, July 27, at 3pm. Performers include Liz McKendry, Adam Shapiro and Deborah Tranelli. The featured performer in the 'Young Musician Moment' will be members of Gas Lamp of Performing Arts cast of Drowsy Chaperone. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE GOLEM OF HAVANA, 7/16-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn Artistic Producer) world premiere production of The Golem of Havana, a new musical with book and direction by Michel Hausmann, lyrics by Len Schiff and music by Salomon Lerner. (more...)

Special Guest Artists and Cast Announced for FORGOTTEN VOICES at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 30 July - 25 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Producers of Forgotten Voices, a play by Malcolm McKay based on the best-selling book Forgotten Voices of the Great War by Max Arthur, are delighted to announce the cast and special guest artists for the show's run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. The acclaimed stars of stage and screen who will be appearing as guest artists* are: Julian Sands and Robert Vaughn (30 July - 6 August), Christopher Timothy (14 - 18 August), Robert Powell (14 and 15 August), James Fleet (20 - 25 August) and Celia Imrie (20 - 22 August). They join core cast members: Philip Fox, Geoff Leesley, Gerrard McArthur and Wendy Nottingham. *Further guest casting is to be announced. (more...)

Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, Starring Saul Williams, Will Close on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will close on Sunday, July 20 at the Palace Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 38 regular performances and 17 preview performances. HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME began previews June 2 and opened June 19. (more...)

VH1 Sets New Wednesday Night Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

From titans of the industry working with aspiring musicians to artists from various genres coming together on one stage, VH1 hits a high note with its upcoming slate of Wednesday night programming. On Wednesday, July 16 at 9:00 PM* VH1 debuts 'Behind The Music: Linda Perry,' the newest installment in its celebrated series which reveals the trials behind the success of singer and Grammy-nominated songwriter Linda Perry. Immediately following on Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 PM*, VH1 captures the master producer at work with the premiere of 'Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project' a new series in which Linda Perry mentors a group of young, aspiring musicians as they work to achieve their dream of superstardom. Then on Wednesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 30 at 9:00* PM, VH1 + Palladia will premiere the new music performance series 'Soundclash.' This series unites established and emerging artists onstage, re-creating the experience of attending a musical festival and offering the chance to see your favorite artists performing live. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Creighton, Kelly McCormick and More in MARY POPPINS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

In its Music Circus premiere, the Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, based on the books by P. L. Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, is the second show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are July 8 - 13. Check out a first look below! (more...)

MTV Orders Fourth Season of Hit Reality Series CATFISH
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

MTV has renewed its hit reality series Catfish for a fourth season. The network announced the news during MTV's TCA panel. (more...)

PAWNOGRAPHY Premieres to 2.82 Million Viewers on History
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The series premiere of HISTORY(R)'S new game show PAWNOGRAPHY buzzed in with 2.82 total million viewers making it the #1 new series premiere of 2014 for HISTORY. The Thursday, July 10 at 10 PM ET premiere brought in 1.2 million with Adults 25-54 and 995,000 with Adults 18-49. (more...)

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