The Producers on Tour


Terri White, Santino Fontana, Kristy Cates and More Featured on New MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa is releasing a second cast album of his show 'Mad About the Boy' today. The new album - which follows on the heels of the cast album of his recently released 13th Street Theater production - mixes performances by stars of Deffaa's original festival production, plus some very special surprise guests. (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hal Prince Gets a Royal Welcome Back at PRINCE OF BROADWAY Rehearsals!
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. Prince of Broadway will start previews Thursday, August 3, 2017 for a Thursday, August 24, 2017 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of DOG SEES GOD
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Interview with Executive Producers Joey Maya Safchik, Chandler David, Judy Durkin, and Charlotte Weinman of DOG SEES GOD at The Blank Theater (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Extension of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce that the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara, directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW TV: A Princely Tune - Listen to Jason Robert Brown's Overture for THE PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2017

Below, watch as Brown plays the overture to the show, which incorporates songs from all of Prince's hits! (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the company's 30th Anniversary Season: the Chicago premiere of Barbecue, August 17 - September 30, at Steppenwolf Theatre's 1700 Theater,  1700 N. Halsted Street as a LookOut Visiting Company; the Chicago premiere of Pillars of the Community, January 19 - March 30, 2018 and the world premiere of Damascus, May 11 - June 24, 2018 at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. Subscriptions start at $55 per package, a 25% discount, and are on sale now at Strawdog.org. Subscribers also receive invitations to workshop presentations of Take Me, a new musical by Jon Langford and Mark Guarino, in development with Strawdog throughout Season 30.  (more...)

Upcoming Events Announced at Irvine Barclay Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

See the brand-new schedule of upcoming events at Irvine Barclay Theatre. Details below: (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Show I AM NOT A COMEDIAN¬ÖI'M LENNY BRUCE Extends
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Theatre 68 is excited to announce the extension of "I AM NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE"  - Directed by Joe Mantegna, the World Premiere show stars Ronnie Marmo as Lenny Bruce, has been such a hit, The Producers have extended the production at Theatre 68 from August 18, through September 17, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2017
by - Jul 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: The Master, Harold Prince, Readies His Company for PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2017

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.  (more...)

BWW Review: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE) is a FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS at The Aronoff Center
by Abby Rowold - Jul 18, 2017

The concept, a collaboration between Komische Oper Berlin and London-based performance group 1927, (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt), was utterly unique, and Cincinnati Opera's production values were top notch. (more...)

Gwyneth Paltrow's Go-Go's Musical HEAD OVER HEELS Moves One Beat Closer to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Page Six has reported that Gwyneth Paltrow's long-awaited Head Over Heels musical got one beat closer to Broadway over the weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 26th Annual Summer Gala, took place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala Was A Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held the 26th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

200 More Elephants to Appear at the Daryl Roth Theatre as IN & OF ITSELF Extends Again
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, the critically-acclaimed IN & OF ITSELF - created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars) - has announced that 200 more gold bricks will vanish, 200 more elephants will appear on stage, 200 more people will be kicked out of the show, and 30,000 more identities will be revealed, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square. With a second extension to the hit show's New York Premiere engagement, IN & OF ITSELF will now play through December 30, 2017 - effectively quadrupling its original ten-week run. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2017
by - Jul 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Up On The Marquee: PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2017

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 15, 2017
by - Jul 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC Extends at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

By popular demand Steppenwolf's LookOut Series extends its rock 'n' roll production of the solo play, How To Be A Rock Critic (Based on the Writings of Lester Bangs) by award-winning theatre artists Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, starring Erik Jensen (The Walking Dead, Mr. Robot) as Lester Bangs and directed by Jessica Blank (Made in Jersey, The Namesake). Described as "a fascinating window into one of the last century's most compelling and fearless critics," (Chicago Tribune), the 80-minute production continues for three additional performances through July 29, 2017 in the 1700 Theatre, situated behind Front Bar: Coffee & Drinks (drinks permitted in the theater). (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, July 16, 2017
by - Jul 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, July 16, 2017! (more...)

BBC America Earns Record 10 Emmy Nominations for Groundbreaking Documentary Series PLANET EARTH II
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

BBC AMERICA earned a record ten Emmy(R) nominations for the groundbreaking documentary series Planet Earth II. This morning's nominations bested the original Planet Earth series, and earned BBC AMERICA its most nominations ever. (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Announces the World Premiere of DEGAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Hangar Theatre will present the world premiere of Mimi Quillin's play Degage (disengage) from July 20 until July 29, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 14, 2017
by - Jul 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita presents HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2017 Season, 'Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre' by welcoming patrons to the 60s with a new version of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray, which runs July 12-16 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The third of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Hairspray is part of the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Performs 'Adelaide's Lament' and More Highlights from Bucks' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld got a special preview of the upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS at the Bucks County Playhouse! Check out the rehearsal highlights below! (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Half Hour Call w/ Chris King Welcomes CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Kathy Fitzgerald
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - Jul 13, 2017

Today's guest is Kathy Fitzgerald. Kathy has had a career in entertainment for over 30 years and has worked on Broadway in 'The Producers', 'WICKED', '9 TO 5', and a whole bunch more including TV/film. We talk about how she met Charlie Chaplin at 12 years old and how at 40 years old she learned the power of the word 'No.' (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 13th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: HAMLET, starring Oscar Isaac, opens tonight at The Public Theater! (more...)

Maiden Phoenix and Simple Machine Present OR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Spy or poetess? Lust or love? Wrong or righteous? History or comedy? Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company and Simple Machine present the brilliant and bawdy Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, September 8 through 23 at the newly-opened black box at Chelsea Theatre Works in Chelsea, Massachusetts. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 13, 2017
by - Jul 13, 2017

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

Michael Feinstein to Salute the Kings of Swing with the Pasadena Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to celebrate Swing, the Rat Pack and more on Saturday, July 29 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. (more...)

Cady Huffman, AJ Shively and More to Perform in A Benefit for The Jessica Rekos Foundation at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

This November 2nd, Feinstein's/54 Below will present A Benefit for The Jessica Rekos Foundation to celebrate the life and spirit of the six-year-old, whose life was taken at Sandy Hook School in 2012. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Musical WhoDunIt KLINGLE'S GHOST Set for 13th Street Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Brooklyn's preeminent voice and acting school has presented semester-ending concerts in an off-off Broadway venue for nearly 10 years, but this year the concert has turned into a new musical revue. (more...)

Uma Thurman to Make Broadway Debut in HOUSE OF CARDS Creator's THE PARISIAN WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, 'Imposters') will make her Broadway debut this fall in The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new power play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon (Farragut North, Ides of March), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park). (more...)

Grammy Winner Thomas Young Joins Jeff Perry in STANDUP SHAKESPEARE 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces a change in the casting of the LookOut Series Concert Reading of Standup Shakespeare. This event, which is a benefit concert reading for the theatre, will still feature the extraordinary talent of Steppenwolf co-founder Jeff Perry and Broadway legend Alice Ripley. Joining them will be Grammy and Clio Award-winning Opera singer Thomas Young, who was in the original Off-Broadway production directed by Mike Nichols and is featured on the Standup Shakespeare cabaret review album recorded in 1995. (more...)

Tickets for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at Marcus Center On Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour have announced today that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement in Milwaukee will go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10:00 am. (more...)

A Taste of Broadway Comes to Broadway By the Bay's First Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Broadway By the Bay (BBBay) has been delivering professional, high-quality musicals to the community for the past 52 years. BBBay's productions feature the Bay Area's finest local talent who generously donate their time and creativity for these shows.  Past musicals include CATS, My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, West Side Story, The Producers, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Juniper Productions to Infuse Art & Spirit with #COCKTAILPLAYS at Philadelphia Distilling
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Are you ready for a drink...and an evening of live performance? Juniper Productions has commissioned four of Philadelphia's most innovative playwrights, Alisha Adams, Josh A. Campbell, Mark Costello, and Bill D'Agostino, to premiere sweet, savory, and spicy works as part of the company's inaugural theatrical experience, #CocktailPlays. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/4/2017 - 7/11/2017
by - Jul 11, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/4/2017 - 7/11/2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's BEWILDERED at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions, now celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season, is pleased to announce casting for the world premiere of BEWILDERED. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 11, 2017
by - Jul 11, 2017

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

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Kyle Robert Carter, Nic Cory and More to Walk Down the NYMF Aisle in I AM, I WILL, I DO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Romance comes to The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) as they announce I Am, I Will, I Do, a show that redefines relationship norms. The production, an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, features book, music, and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. I Am, I Will, I Do will be directed by Christopher Scott with music direction by Matthew Croft. (more...)

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace to Return to the Stage in TANGO MODERNO at The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Strictly superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return to the stage with their most audacious and thrilling show yet, Tango Moderno. The production opens in September, ahead of a major UK Tour stopping at The Bristol Hippodrome on 11th September. (more...)

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