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Circle in the Square Theatre (New York, NY)
235 W. 50th 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.


Photo Flash: The Kit Kat Club is Returning to Sydney and Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kit Kat Club is returning to Sydney in all its decadence for a new Australian revival of CABARET at Hayes Theatre Co. from 9 January 2017 starring Paul Capsis as The Emcee. CABARET will then play the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne from 27 April 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2017

Last night Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera and BroadwayWorld was at the opening night festivities. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards Winners Announced - Justin Brill, Bianca Horn and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 6, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Madison winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Cast, Creatives and Dates Set for THE CHRISTIANS at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for The Christians at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the THIRD SHOW of our 78th SEASON - Musical Cult Classic: The Rocky Horror Showwith Music, Book & Lyrics by Richard O'Brien. Proudly Sponsored by PACIFIC AIR SYSTEMS and LAKEWOOD FORD. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

It's not a mystery why Cleveland audiences scramble to the theatre when a Ken Ludwig piece is set to take the stage. Ludwig's witty works are always guaranteed to leave audiences howling with laughter, and this master of madcap's latest work to come to Cleveland Play House is no exception. (more...)

Orange is the New Black Star Lea DeLaria Brings a Night of Music and Comedy to ArtPower at UC San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Lea DeLaria from Orange is the New Black Performs at ArtPower at UC San Diego on January 14, 2017 (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Tours of NELL GWYNN and SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

English Touring Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Twyman today announces full casting for the tours of Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn and the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining.  (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...)

Broadway Vet Alice Ripley to Hit Vegas This Spring at The Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

For those who appreciate the glitz and glamour of Broadway, The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court, Las Vegas) announces a limited two-night engagement featuring multi-award winning actress, singer and songwriter Alice Ripley in 'Ripley Reflects' on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Queen + Adam Lambert Return To Rock North America This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

After wildly successful and sold out tours throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America, Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will debut a brand new show specially designed and created for this outing, bringing fans all their favorite Queen hits, like 'Another One Bites the Dust,'  'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'We Will Rock You,' 'We Are The Champions'.  The high-energy concert will bring their history alive in all its passion and glory, with stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and more, before wrapping on August 5 in Houston, TX at the Toyota Center.  The tour is presented by Live Nation. (more...)

GREASE UK Tour Finds Its Pink Ladies and T-Birds; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Grease is the word! Full casting is announced for the hit '70s musical, which returns this year for a UK tour. (more...)

The Circuit Playhouse to Present HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

In Cyprus, Texas, all good children are taught to obey the teachings of the bible in order to avoid Satan's evil grip. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man's puppet takes on a mind of its own with consequences that no one could have expected. Described by The New York Times as "disturbing as it is uproarious,"  this hilarious fast-paced comedy features a foul-mouthed sock puppet named Tyrone who shows us that sometimes our deepest and darkest desires can fit like a glove. P.S. This show may feature puppets, but it is absolutely not for children. Seriously. You'll thank us later.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FULL MONTY Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 22, 2017

THE FULL MONTY played a full-hearted opening last night. Check out the photos below! This 10-time Tony Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz... not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Headline Media Theatre's STAR STRUCK Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Tony award winner Alice Ripley will headline The Media Theatre's Star Struck Fundraising Gala on Saturday February 25 at 6pm at the theatre. (more...)

Now You See Them, Now You Don't! THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY Bring Death Defying Stunts And Breathtaking Wonder To The McCallum!
by David Green - Jan 16, 2017

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway comes to the McCallum Theatre for four performances Saturday, January 28, through Sunday, January 29. 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 will play the McCallum Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BAD JEWS at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

January brings BAD JEWS to the Cygnet stage - a fierce, biting comedy about family, faith and what you choose to believe, when you're chosen. Rob Lutfy, Associate Artistic Director, directs this Off-Broadway hit featuring the savage humor of Juilliard trained and award-winning playwright Joshua Harmon. The third most-produced play of 2015 follows the trials and tribulations of an Upper West Side family in a verbal battle royale over a family heirloom. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

FLOYD COLLINS, EQUUS and More on Tap for Blank Canvas Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre is dedicated to inspiring a new love for those new to theatre in the Cleveland community, while providing another quality venue for those who already love the arts. (more...)

Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps to Direct New Production of DREAMGIRLS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps will serve as Director for the upcoming production of the six-time Tony winning show when it hits the TUTS stage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston next spring. (more...)

Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creative Team Set for Guggenheim Panel, Plus Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

As previously announced, on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writer 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. Members of the cast will perform highlights from the show. (more...)

Starry Lineup Set for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, continues its ongoing line-up show, An Evening of Classic Broadway, on Tuesday, January 24th at 8PM. (more...)

Broadway's Alice Ripley to Headline ALICE AT ALICE's for Out Of The Box Theatrics
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Out Of The Box Theatrics presents Tony-Winner Alice Ripley in ALICE AT ALICE'S, which celebrates hits spanning Ripley's Broadway career, on Monday, February 6th (6:00pm) at Alice's Tea Cup III (220 East 81st Street). (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...)

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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