Robert J. Sherman to Take Part in Special Masterclass with Michael Xavier
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Musical Theatre Masterclass (MTM) has announced Robert J. Sherman as their first speaker at a special VIP Masterclass on Sunday, 2 October 2016. (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - Hit Musical Makes its South Africa Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

???????Get ready for the musical journey of your life!  The critically-acclaimed hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert based on the Oscar-winning hit film makes its South African premiere at Artscape, Cape Town on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.  Presented by Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, and featuring an all South African cast, Priscilla will be on stage at Artscape until Sunday, 23 April, thereafter moving to Montecasino's Teatro from Friday, 28 April to 18 June 2017. Tickets are now on sale at Computicket. Hashtag: #PriscillaSA. Brought to South Africa in association with BBC First. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour to Premiere in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Tickets for the brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award¬ģ winner Jack O'Brien are on sale now! This lavish new production will make its San Diego premiere November 15-20 at the San Diego Civic Theatre as part of Broadway San Diego's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

The Broadway League Bestows 2016 National Education and Engagement Grants Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Broadway League has announced the recipients of its 21st annual National Education and Engagement Grants. (more...)

Theatre in Historic Places: OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL at the Crest Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 28, 2016

Frances Seymour Fonda, actor Henry Fonda's second wife, was only 32 years old when the theater she commissioned architect Arthur W. Hawes to build opened in December of 1940. Originally known as the Westwood Theater, it was designed to be a performance space for live productions and for a short time it did fulfill that mission. Across town, movie musicals like Busby Berkeley's Strike Up the Band and Down Argentine Way were becoming box office hits as Tinseltown capitalized on the popularity of established young stars such as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and soon-to-be stars like pin-up girl Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda. (more...)

Casting for HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS Among 2017 Artios Awards Theatre Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Casting Society of America has announced the nominees for the 32nd Annual Artios Awards. The ceremony, which honors excellence in casting in all forms of entertainment, has included some of the theatre's finest among their 2016 nominations. (more...)

Danny Gardner, Mary Michael Patterson and More to Star in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, previewing October 26 through December 31, with a press opening November 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring a glorious score by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is the light-hearted spoof of frantic Hollywood as the advent of sound revolutionizes the movie industry. Joined by four-time Jeff Award winning Choreographer Tammy Mader (42nd Street and My One and Only at The Marriott Theatre) and Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson, Director William Brown cannot wait to bring the iconic musical's high power, toe-tapping energy to life on stage in this splashy adaptation of the beloved Oscar-winning MGM film. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

David Mirvish has announced the 17 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season.  There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

Rob Guest Endowment Committee Announces Finalists for 2016 Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Rob Guest Endowment Committee is delighted to announce the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will take place on Monday 14 November at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The concert will be a night of exhilarating musical entertainment as six young musical theatre artist perform live and compete to win the $20,000 cash prize in this grand final event. Supported by a live professional orchestra, they will perform alongside some of Australia's most loved stars as the industry come together for an incredible night not to be missed. (more...)

Rob Guest Endowment Announces Finalists and Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

The Rob Guest Endowment Committee is delighted to announce the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will take place on Monday 14 November at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The concert will be a night of exhilarating musical entertainment as six young musical theatre artist perform live and compete to win the $20,000 cash prize in this grand final event. Supported by a live professional orchestra, they will perform alongside some of Australia's most loved stars as the industry come together for an incredible night not to be missed. (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 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. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Second Annual Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder Celebrates Opening Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder kicks off its second annual event today, featuring more than 50 sessions with world-renowned authors, speakers and musicians from across the globe. The Festival is set to bring a glimpse of what's been dubbed 'the greatest literary show on Earth' to the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado. (more...)

Laura Benanti Talks 'Vanilla Ice Cream', Cafe Carlyle Debut and More
by Steve Schonberg - Sep 23, 2016

On Tuesday, September 27, Tony winner Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy, 'Supergirl') will make her Cafe Carlyle debut serving up 'Vanilla Ice Cream' and others musical treats in a new cabaret show, Tales from Soprano Isle. Todd Almond will serve as Benanti's music director. (more...)

THE RADICALIZATION OF ROLFE Heads to Fringe Encore Series 2016 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Radicalization of Rolfe, winner of 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, re-opens as part of the Fringe Encore Series 2016 at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes Alive at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - Sep 22, 2016

The Saenger Theatre kicked off its 2016 Broadway in New Orleans season with the classic musical "The Sound of Music," this week, and after the opening performance, Canal Street was just as alive as Maria's beloved hills as patrons sang songs from the musical on their way home. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Announces Martin Kemp to Play Sam Phillips at the Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End hit today reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza which appears at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall as part of Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest. Million Dollar Quartet plays a limited season starring Martin Kemp from Saturday 17th December 2016 - Monday 2nd January 2017. (more...)

Nancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Paige Silvester is 16 Going On 17 in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Heidi Scheuermann - Sep 20, 2016

Playing the oldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, is Paige Silvester. The role was made famous by the recently deceased Charmain Carr (may she rest in peace) in the 1965 film by the same name. Silvester hails from Sacramento, California; earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan; is no stranger to the stage; and writes a really fun blog. She grew up dancing, singing, and acting, and has performed The Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, and was most recently seen in the ensemble of the Broadway 1st National Tour of EVITA. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Hottest Articles on BWW 9/13/2016 - 9/20/2016
by - Sep 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/13/2016 - 9/20/2016. (more...)

The WTCAE's 2016-17 Young Actors' Series Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Warner has announced the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education's 2016-17 Young Actor Series season. This year's series includes The Secret Garden, Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon and The Sound of Music. The season opens with The Secret Garden in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre November 19. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS at Ogunquit Starring Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC's 'Liesl' Charmian Carr Dies at 73
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

'Liesl' from The Sound of Music, Charmian Carr, has died of complications from a rare form of dementia at the age of 73. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/17-9/18/2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kara Tointon to Lead A Major New Production of Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Tickets on Sale for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Indianapolis This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Indianapolis premiere January 10-15, 2017 at the Old National Centre as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

New Musicals from Ryan Scott Oliver, Nick Blaemire & More Set for THE SCORE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Score, a new podcast dedicated to bringing the coolest musical theater right into your head, is announcing its first three concert recordings. (more...)

Cast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus is announced today. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

BWW Review: Theresa Kloos' REASONS TO BE UNSUCCESSFUL at The Metropolitan Room Succeeds with Quirky Comedy and Charm
by Amy Oestreicher - Sep 14, 2016

In her tour de force, one-woman show REASONS TO BE UNSUCCESSFUL at the Metropolitan Room on September 2, comedian Theresa Kloos used her endearingly quirky sense of humor to bring the audience closer than we ever could have hoped for, in a night of comic showtunes, sassy pop songs, and spunky rock beats. UNSUCCESSFUL debuted in June as a follow-up to her first show, REASONS TO BE UNPRETTY, which was her first 'exploration of the trials and tribulations of a funny, albeit awkward girl growing up in Cleveland.' This time around, Kloos is back with lessons learned and a powerful message to share--- infused with her humor, of course. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Full Casting for SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which will receive its UK Premiere in a brand new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening on Wednesday 26 October with previews from Friday 21 October. (more...)

GREASE at Curve Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Curve today announces casting for their Christmas production of the hit musical Grease. Dex Lee and Jessica Paul lead the cast as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski with Keisha Atwell, Darren Bennett, Sophie Camble, Jonny Fines, Courtney George, Luke George, Shobna Gulati, Patrick Harper, Abigayle Honeywill, Sophie Isaacs, Max Jorquera, Sinead Kenny, Nathanael Landskroner, Michael Lin, Martin McCarthy, Sam Murphy, Djalenga Scott, Justin Thomas and Natalie Woods completing the company. The production opens on 1 December, with previews from 26 November, and runs until 14 January. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL to Open in San Francisco This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association withLang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre are proud to present the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of "The Silence of the Lambs," playing a limited engagement at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street, San Francisco), Thursday, January 26 through Saturday, February 25, 2017. SILENCE! The Musical tells the story of rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling as she matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons-and a troupe of singing and dancing lambs-while racing against the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - One Of My Favorite Sounds
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 13, 2016

The resonance of an orchestra warming up before a performance is a very comforting sound for me: reminiscent of the nights at the theatre with my Meme. But there is something very special regarding the cadence of my first Broadway orchestra in preparation, that sound I will never forget. (more...)

BWW Emmy Review Recap: Look Back at Biggest Theatre to TV Transitions of the Year; THE WIZ, GREASE, LADY DAY
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 13, 2016

As we saw throughout the two nights of the Creative Arts Emmys, theatrical programming and theatre performers have done very well taking home trophies so far this year. So, we wanted to take a look back at three of the biggest theatrical properties to come to television in the past year, as they prepare for the biggest awards to be announced on Sunday.  (more...)

BWW Review: You're Doing Fine OKLAHOMA! Riverside Center presents exciting production of Rodgers and Hammerstein classic
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 13, 2016

Rodgers and Hammerstein's first landmark collaboration is in great hands at Riverside Center in Fredericksburg. The production allows the power of the original musical to come to life with a talented cast, expert direction, and fleet-footed choreography. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Betty Buckley and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 14-25, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Wessel Pretorius and Antoinette Kellermann Lined Up for the Baxter Theatre's 2016 Afrikaans Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Baxter Theatre Centre is proud to present an Afrikaans season consisting of two plays, DIE ONTELBARE 48 and AS DIE BROEK PAS, in October and November this year. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ben Davis from THE SOUND OF MUSIC ON TOUR
by Kathy Strain - Sep 12, 2016

As The Sound of Music made its way into the hearts of many all over the world, Rogers and Hammerstein's songs have made a lasting impression on many. As The Sound of Music tours around North America, BWW caught up with Ben Davis as they prepared to open in San Antonio, Texas. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 208th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning romantic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Directed by Charles Abbott, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 6th, opens on September 14th and runs through October 23rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Carrie Underwood in New SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Intro
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Last night, NBC unveiled an all new introduction for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, featuring country music star Carrie Underwood. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Review: Off-Broadway FIORELLO! Features Young Cast in Small-Scale Production
by Michael Dale - Sep 12, 2016

The recent renaissance of appreciation for the musicals of composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick, which has included Broadway revivals of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and SHE LOVES ME, along with an Off-Broadway reworking of THE ROTHSCHILDS retitled ROTHSCHILD & SONS, continues with a transfer of director Bob Moss' Berkshire Theatre Group production of the team's Pulitzer Prize winner, FIORELLO! (more...)

Karen Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City launches its Eighth Season on September 17, 2016 with Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin, written and hosted by David Kaufman, based on his new bestselling biography of the same name. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside LYRICS FOR LIFE with Mackenzie Ziegler, Casey Simpson & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2016

Mackenzie Ziegler ('Dance Moms') and Casey Simpson (Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn') hosted Lyrics For Life on Sat, Sept 10, 2016 at Symphony Space. Held on World Suicide Prevention Day, the event aims to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. Proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation's largest non-profit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. (more...)

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