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Aldwych Theatre (London, )
(Holborn/Covent Garden) Aldwych
London,

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Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Everyone will love this charming, upbeat musical adaptation of a literary classic. Mary Lennox is sent to live in England after her parents die in India. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced heís an incurable invalid. Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the gardenerís apprentice, Dickon, a lad who can talk to the animals, Mary coaxes the garden back to life. The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and a reunion with his father.


BWW Interview: Jacqueline Sydney Discusses Her Unique Role in A FUNNY THING..., The Phenomenal Cast and Much More
by Nora Dominick - Jun 30, 2016

Before closing night on Sunday, Jacqueline Sydney sat down with BroadwayWorld to chat about her unique role, the phenomenal cast assembled on stage and everything she will miss about performing A FUNNY THING... night after night.  (more...)

Paper Mill to Offer Free Summer Children's Book Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced a new, free Summer Children's Book Reading Series in the lobby of the Millburn theater on select Saturdays at noon in July and August.  Each week the theater will present a different book (full schedule below).  (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Leanne Borghesi Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The sumptuously talented Leanne Borghesi returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her all-new comedic show, BDSM (Beautiful Dirty Sexy Me) for two performances only - Friday, August 5 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 6 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Adelaide's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Announces Cast of Children
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group today announced the 12 Adelaide children who have been cast in the world's favourite musical, The Sound of Music. There will be two different casts alternating in the roles of the six youngest von Trapp children during the Adelaide season. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Sets Children's Cast; Plays Adelaide This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group today announced the 12 Adelaide children who have been cast in the world's favourite musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY KIDS FOR ORLANDO: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Honors Orlando Victims
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

On Monday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Don't Tell Mama, several young past and present performers from Broadway joined forces in a benefit cabaret to raise money and show support for the victims, survivors and those suffering as a result of the mass shooting in Orlando this month. The benefit was entitled Broadway Kids for Orlando: All You Need is Love. One hundred percent of the proceeds are being donated to the GLBT Center of Central Florida, and all 49 victims of The Pulse Nightclub shooting were honored in the program. BroadwayWorld has photos and footage from the show below! (more...)

Theater Schmeater to Stage New Musical THE CROSSING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Theater Schmeater has announced the beginning of a new journey with the re-telling of an old one. The Crossing, an original chamber musical, will open at The Schmee on Friday July 15th and then run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through August 13th.  (more...)

Charlotte Bradford To Perform New Cabaret BOOKS, BIKES AND BOUQUETS at The Pheasantry, July 29
by Robert Gould - Jun 27, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on Charlotte Bradford's upcoming cabaret at The Pheasantry. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes L5Y, BULLETS, FROZEN Star Betsy Wolfe
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, June 27th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Betsy Wolfe. She made her Broadway debut in the 2007 production of 110 IN THE SHADE, and in 2010, she returned to Broadway in EVERYDAY RAPTURE. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block, Julie James & More Set for RETREAT TO BROADWAY & FRIENDS Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

A "Retreat to Broadway & Friends" concert featuring five Broadway and two Off-Broadway performers is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. For ticket information, visit https://54below.com/events/retreat-broadway-friends/.  (more...)

Stageworks' THE SECRET GARDEN to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

STAGEWORKS presents the beloved Broadway musical, The Secret Garden. Featuring a haunting score by Lucy Simon with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Directed by Stageworks Artistic Director, Don Brown. (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

Randi Driscoll to Lead Starry REINVENTION Benefit for The Seeing Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Singer/Songwriter sensation Randi Driscoll calls together friends from Broadway to benefit up-and-coming actor-driven ensemble, The Seeing Place. The show, 'Reinvention' touches on the immense challenge put before us when life throws us struggles we're not sure we have the strength to face. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of JERSEY BOYS, Beverley Knight, Ramin Karimloo & More Rock West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Last weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows performed for free in Trafalgar Square as part of West End LIVE 2016. Scroll down for photos of the casts of JERSEY BOYS, GUYS AND DOLLS, as well as THE BODYGUARD's Beverley Knight and MURDER BALLAD's Ramin Karimloo, in action! (more...)

Gavin Creel, Karen Olivo, Eden Espinosa & More Will Mentor Students at 2016 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS have announced the industry coaches for the eighth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 27th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Casts of BEAUTIFUL & MAMMA MIA! Perform at West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Last weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows performed for free in Trafalgar Square as part of West End LIVE 2016. Scroll down for photos of the casts of BEAUTIFUL and MAMMA MIA! perform! (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Sierra Boggess Will Not Star in SCHOOL OF ROCK in London; Next Up- PHANTOM In Paris!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

While Andrew Lloyd Webber prepares to bring his Tony-nominated musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK, to the West End, questions remain about who will star in the transfer. One thing has been confirmed, however- Sierra Boggess will not travel to London with the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of WICKED and LES MISERABLES Wow at West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Last weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows performed for free in Trafalgar Square as part of West End LIVE 2016. Scroll down for photos of Wicked's Emma Hatton, Savannah Stevenson and Oliver Savile and Les Miserables' Rachelle Ann Go onstage! (more...)

THE CALAMARI SISTERS to Play Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre from July 27-July 31 to dish out another helping of their special brand of musical culinary education with The Calamari Sisters' Clam Bake starring Delphine and Carmela Calamari. These plus-size siblings teach the ins and outs of an Italian clam bake, singing, dancing and cooking their way through the perfect summer picnic to make the juiciest clams in town. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

The New Collectives Will Present World Premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The New Collectives is proud to present the world premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED. as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival . The show will be directed by Melissa Firlit and will be presented at The Players Theatre with performances on August 18th @ 9:45pm, August 20th @ NOON, August 23rd @ 4:30pm, August 25th @ 7:00pm and Saturday, August 27th @ 4:30pm. (more...)

Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Prepare Ye! Ramin Karimloo & Kerry Ellis Will Lead GODSPELL Concert in Covent Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Several major Musical Theatre stars are to headline a concert production of Godspell, the heart-lifting feel-good Broadway musical from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August. (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Cast to Host LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER Benefit for BC/EFA in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The members of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY company are excited to host their final fundraising event, LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER - An Evening of Music by Jason Robert Brown and More, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at Washington, DC's Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW, Washington DC 20001) on Monday, July 11 at 8pm. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Opens in Toronto, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Starring a cast of acclaimed Canadian musical theatre performers in principal roles and three exciting young talents sharing the title role, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers presented in Toronto by David Mirvish as part of his 2015-16 Main Subscription Season. Performances begin Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, with the media night scheduled forThursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM. Tickets are now available for performances until October 16, 2016. (more...)

Top 10- Celebrate Audra McDonald's Birthday With Our Favorite Performances!
by Nora Dominick - Jul 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald!! Today is six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald's birthday and to celebrate her special day BroadwayWorld has decided to round up some of our favorite Audra McDonald videos! (more...)

Guest Blog: Director Rupert Hands On Musical THE SECRET GARDEN
by Guest Blogger: Rupert Hands - Jul 23, 2016

Rupert Hands is directing 300 youngsters, making their West End debut, in a special family Spring Version of Broadway musical 'The Secret Garden' at the Ambassadors Theatre - previewing from this week (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Star Cole Burden to Join HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cole Burden (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Les Miserables national tour) will join the cast of Himself and Nora, the new musical currently running at the Minetta Lane Theater, starting Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Cole will assume the role of 'Priest' and others. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Comedy Play WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Casting announced for Mark Bell's (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) production of Dave Hanson's off-Broadway comedy at St. James Theatre Studio in September. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

AUDIO: Ramin Karimloo Previews Second EP, Set for Release on 7/11
by Louisa Brady - Jul 2, 2016

Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo is set to release his second EP from the 'Road to Find Out' series on July 11. In anticipation of this date, the actor and musician is previewing his songs on Soundcloud. The music includes his original work, as well as work with co-writers Hadley Fraser and Victoria Shaw. Listen below! (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Steve Pacek to Star in HAND TO GOD at Alley Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Robert Askins' Tony-nominated play Hand to God, which opens the 2016-2017 Season on August 19 in the Neuhaus Theatre.  (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Mandy Patinkin has also joined previously announced cast members Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SECRET GARDEN Wins The Second Annual WEST END BAKE OFF
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Jul 16, 2016

The team from The Secret Garden were today announced as the winners of the second annual West End Bake Off in aid of Acting for Others. The winners, chosen by judges Christopher Biggins, Dame Barbara Windsor and Michael Ball OBE, were revealed at the event held at St Anne's Church Courtyard. (more...)

BWW Interview: Growth, Change, and Empathy: Bill Nolte Muses on FIDDLER and Art
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jul 15, 2016

'It's all about growing and being willing to change¬Öabout people finding a way to look at things from both sides and learn to empathize.' The soft-spoken man sitting opposite me thoughtfully answers my question about the universality of the musical theatre piece in which he stars, Fiddler on the Roof. There is a gentle, heartfelt quality to all his comments, and one understands immediately why Bill Nolte makes an ideal Tevye. The Broadway actor, singer, and visual artist makes his Maine State Music Theatre debut on July 20 in a part he has played twice before, and he waxes eloquent about the experience in Maine and his reunion with director/choreographer Gary John LaRosa and many of the veteran cast members. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/15/2016 - Will Swenson in 'PIRATES', THE BODYGUARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 15, 2016

This weekend's big news: Will Swenson stars in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, beginning tonight at Barrington, THE BODYGUARD returns to London with Beverley Knight, and more! (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

TheatreFest Celebrates the Queen of Mystery
by Taryn Oesch - Jul 14, 2016

North Carolina State University is internationally known for its engineering and technology programs as well as its veterinary hospital. None of these disciplines is typically associated with the arts, but NC State puts great effort into developing its arts programs, especially theatre. (more...)

Casts of THE BOOK OF MORMON, ALADDIN, WICKED & More Will Take Part in West End Bake Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

West End Bake Off, in aid of Acting for Others today announce the full line-up of participating teams for the second annual West End Bake Off. Michael Ball OBE, Dame Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins will judge the competition taking place on Saturday 16 July from 11am - 1pm at St Anne's Church Courtyard.  (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for Mad Cow Theatre's THE BIG MEAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the poignant comic drama The Big Meal, which will take the stage Aug 5, 2016 as the ninth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. Originally scheduled to be produced on the Harriett stage at Mad Cow, The Big Meal will be presented on the more intimate Zehngebot-Stonerock stage as a result of the extension of Mad Cow's popular Avenue Q. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ALADDIN Tony-Winner James Monroe Iglehart
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 11, 2016

On Monday, July 11, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart. Iglehart made his Broadway debut in 2007 as Mitch in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. In 2009 he originated the role of Bobby in the Tony Award winning Best Musical, MEMPHIS. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/1/2016 - It's Independence Day Weekend!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 1, 2016

This weekend's big news: It's the 4th of July this holiday weekend, and HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson is among the lineup for PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH, plus WAITRESS composer Sara Bareilles will perform on NBC's 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS! (more...)

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