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Playhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
137 W. 48th St.

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (LIVE ON STAGE!) is a magical phenomenon unlike anything ever before seen on stage. Borrowing largely from horror conventions, the stage musical begins as an innocent young couple is stranded at the home of a mad scientist who is building the perfect man. The castle is filled with a most bizarre group of characters who worship their master, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played magnificently by a fabulously sexy man, in leather jacket, pearls, fishnet stockings, and heavy makeup. Brad and Janet are forced to examine their own sexuality as the voluptuous doctor releases the hidden desires in each of them. Based on the stage musical by Richard OíBrien, the stage show comes alive with unforgettable song-and-dance numbers that have come to represent the sexual liberation of the 1970s. The outstanding costuming and makeup, the terrific acting by a talented All-Star Cast and the memorable songs ("Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite") help make THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW one of the most bizarrely entertaining and satisfying musicals ever made.


Out Front Theatre Company Announces Fabulous 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Out Front Theatre Company, the only theatre in the Southeast dedicated to telling stories of the LGBTQIA experience and community, announced today its second season of imaginative, insightful and inclusive productions. The upcoming season's lineup will feature The Rocky Horror Show, Sordid Lives, Buyer and Cellar - a co-production with Art Station in Stone Mountain - as well as the regional premiere of The Mystery of Love and Sex. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Head Talks BUFFY and LOVE IN IDLENESS
by Marianka Swain - Mar 9, 2017

Anthony Head's diverse work ranges from popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain and Doctor Who to theatre work like Ticking, Six Degrees of Separation and The Rocky Horror Show. He's currently starring as Sir John Fletcher in Rattigan's Love in Idleness at Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Trevor Nunn; the run begins on 10 March. (more...)

First Ever Sign Language Musical OLIVER IN THE OVERWORLD Hits The Road This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

This spring, the acclaimed Krazy Kat Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the first ever sign language musical for families. Oliver In the Overworld, a family show for three to six year olds, hits the road for a six week national tour from April 7. (more...)

WONDERLAND to Take Bristol Audiences Down the Rabbit Hole in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the upcoming 2017 UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit. (more...)

Anton Luitingh's Reign as JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Pharaoh at Theatre On The Bay Almost Over
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Anton Luitingh, who has been playing the Pharaoh in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, begins the final week of his reign today, with Jonathan Roxmouth, who originated the role in this production, returning to the role from next Monday. (more...)

Special Guest Stars Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly will sing in AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly join the cast of An Evening of Classic Broadway at L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, on Monday, March 20th at 8PM. The critically-acclaimed concert series from Fraser Entertainment Group showcases a new line-up with each show. Headlined by Master of Ceremonies/Music Director Brad Ellis, of Glee and Forbidden Broadway fame, and featuring cabaret artist Dianne Fraser (Part Time Diva), broadwayworld.com calls the show, "… guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment… Broadway standards both classic and contemporary, with a bevy of great singers on board." (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/3; THE ELEPHANT MAN in Nashville, La Jolla's FREAKY FRIDAY and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA in Boston, LITTLE WOMEN in Seattle, FREAKY FRIDAY in San Diego and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Direct NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE, the network's 2017 live holiday musical production starring Jennifer Lopez, has found its directorial duo (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of HAIR In Concert, which will be presented as part of the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the first ever outdoor rock festival - the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. HAIR In Concertwill take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org   (more...)

Iron Crow Theatre Announces 2017-18 'Season of Identity'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Iron Crow Theatre announced the 17/18 Season of Identity in front of a crowd of almost 100 patrons, actors, designers and supporters at the company's 2nd Annual Season Announcement Event, held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in the heart of Baltimore's Arts and Entertainment district at The Motor House located at 120 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens Area Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Second Thought Theatre continues its 2017 season of change with the area premiere of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. Local director/actor Christie Vela returns to direct for the company after making her acting debut for Second Thought last summer in A Kid Like Jake. Straight White Men begins with previews on Wednesday, April 12 and runs through Saturday, May 6. All performances of Straight White Men will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Straight White Men can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (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...)

Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Phoenix Best, Ta'Nika Gibson and Zonya Love to Star in All-New DREAMGIRLS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars is excited to introduce the cast for its upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Verge Theatre Announces April Programming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Here is what is happening at Verge Theater in April. See the full lineup below! (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse Launches 54th Season with 2nd Annual Fundraiser THE MAGNIFICENT MILLBROOK VARIETY HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Millbrook Playhouse Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, kick off their 54th season with the second annual fundraiser, The Magnificent Millbrook Variety Hour.  This One-Night-Only 70's style variety show will help raise funds for Millbrook's youth and educational programs. The shenanigans take place April 8, 2017, 7:30pm at The Elks Lodge in Downtown Lock Haven, PA.  (more...)

World Premiere CLUE Stage Adaptation and More Headed to Bucks County Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer, Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler are pleased to announce the Playhouse's 2017 subscription season. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 10th, 2017 - PRESENT LAUGHTER, 'HONEYMOON' in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: PRESENT LAUGHTER, starring Kevin Kline, begins on Broadway tonight, and Samantha Barks and Arthur Darrell headline HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in London on Sunday! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for I CAPTURE THE CASTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

In 2017 Watford Palace Theatre proudly presents the world premiere musical I Capture the Castle, based on the iconic novel by Dodie Smith, and co-produced with the Octagon Theatre Bolton and Kevin Wallace Limited, in association with Deborah Ward. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Jason Donovan Plays ¬"The Father Of Rock 'N' Roll¬" In MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET At The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Jason Donovan is cast as legendary record producer Sam Phillips, the man who brought Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carol Perkins together to create music history on one night in 1956. (more...)

King's Head Theatre Announces Appointment of Fiona English as Executive Director and Benji Sperring as Associate Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The King's Head Theatre announced today the appointment of two new staff members, the latest step in their exciting expansion as a producer of original, contemporary work and developing new talent. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera presents DAS BARBECU
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present Das Barbecu, a fast-paced and raucous retelling of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, on April 23at Jackson Street BBQ, and April 30 at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon. Five actors play over 30 roles in this comic take on opera's most spectacular saga, complete with mismatched lovers, a double shotgun wedding, and family feuds, all wrapped up in a Texas-sized heap of Wild West fun. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing, from jazz to twangy country and western. Ticket prices include a BBQ feast and drink. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, with performances beginning at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Original Star Matt McGrath to Return for THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at Geffen Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that the cast for its West Coast Premiere production of Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride will feature Andrew Burnap as Casey, Matt McGrath as Miss Tracy Mills, Nija Okoro as Jo, Larry Powell as Rexy / Jason and Nick Searcy as Eddie. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Parody Extends in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Due to overwhelming audience response, Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association with Lang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre, announced today the extension of the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical - the "subversively funny and deliciously tasty" award-winning musical parody of "The Silence of the Lambs." Originally scheduled to close on Saturday, February 25, tickets are now on-sale through Saturday, March 18.  (more...)

Direct from a Record-Breaking West End Run THE COMMITMENTS Comes to Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The critically-acclaimed musical, based on Roddy Doyle's 1986 book of the same name, stars Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy as Jimmy's Da. It also features many of the cast from the show's two-years at London's Palace Theatre, including Brian Gilligan, who will reprise his starring role of Deco, and Andrew Linnie as Jimmy Rabbitte. (more...)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creatives Set for Guggenheim Preview This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Slated for BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET at the Landmark
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Alice Ripley, Best Actress Tony Award winner for Next to Normal, joins the cast of Broadway on Main Street, Friday, March 10 at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street. (more...)

Weeping Spoon Returns to MICF with THE BALLAD OF FRANK ALLEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

From the bizarre mind of Festival-favourite Shane Adamczak (Trampoline, Zack Adams, 3x Canadian  Just For Laughs Award Nominee and producer of the Award-winning Fringe hits This Is Not A Love Song and Vicious Circles) comes a brand new comedy about how even the smallest people can do big things.  (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

Accept Her Invitation: Lyric Continues Season with I AM MY OWN WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Lyric Theatre invites you into the fascinating world of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf as its season continues with the Tony Award-winning play, I AM MY OWN WIFE. Lyric favorite Matthew Alvin Brown portrays more than 30 characters in a tour-de-force performance, which runs March 29 through April 9 at Lyric at the Plaza, 1725 NW 16th St. (more...)

RSC's THE TEMPEST to Storm Into U.S. Cinemas This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Beginning March 1, 2017, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's The Tempest will play in select movie houses across North America. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE BODYGUARD in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced that the Melbourne season of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD will play at the Regent Theatre from 24 August. The 2017 Australian tour of THE BODYGUARD will commence at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 21 April, before playing at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 19 July, then moving to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

Azuka's Pay What You Decide Season Continues with World Premiere of SH_THEADS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Following a record, at-capacity run of How We Got On, Azuka Theatre continues their 2016-2017 "pay what you decide" season with the world premiere of Sh_theads. Developed in partnership with PlayPenn, playwright Douglas Williams and director Kevin Glaccum examine a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan and the lives of the people who love to work there. (more...)

Mad Theatre Of Tampa Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Mad Theatre of Tampa's 2017-18 season lineup at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts has been announced. (more...)

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

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

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

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

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY to Bring Magic to the Fabulous Fox This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis March 31 - April 2 as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: DANIEL C. LEVINE in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 13, 2017

Behind the scenes with Broadway dancers. (more...)

Queen + Adam Lambert Add Second Show at Hollywood Bowl Due to Overwhelming Demand
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand Queen + Adam Lambert have added a second Hollywood Bowl show to their North American summer tour. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will now rock the iconic Los Angeles venue Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27. (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse to Host Preview Party & Fundraiser for Season 79
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse is having a party to announce and preview its upcoming 79th Season of shows, and you are invited. Join us for a very special night as we announce the six shows, and two bonus productions, of next season - Number 79! (more...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)

Witness The Impossible as THE ILLUSIONISTS Returns to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, returns to play in Dallas at the Music Hall at Fair Park February 28 - March 5, 2017, for a one week limited engagement presented by Dallas Summer Musicals; as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

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