The Sound of Music on Tour


Laura Benanti to Bring TALES FROM SOPRANO ISLE to Provincetown, Palm Springs and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Laura Benanti has announced her fall/winter 2017 tour dates for her solo show 'Tales from Soprano Isle,' including stops in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Palm Springs and Ohio. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS with SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Is A Fun Filled Festive Antipodean Expression Of The English Tradition.
by Jade Kops - Jun 9, 2017

Sydney Symphony Orchestra brings back annual favourite LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS, this time under the baton of multi-talented Guy Noble with guest soloist, acclaimed star of Opera, Musical Theatre and Cabaret, Jacqueline Dark. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Austin Colby
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 9, 2017

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Put On Vocal Rest Prior to Tony Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

DEAR EVAN HANSEN star and Tony nominee Ben Platt turned to social media today to announce that he will be taking a short break from the hit Broadway show in order to rest his voice for his upcoming appearance on the TONY AWARDS Sunday night. (more...)

Casting Announced for ALLIGATORS at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Hampstead Theatre has announced the casting for Andrew Keatley's Alligators, a Hampstead Downstairs Original. Directed by Simon Evans, this burning new thriller asks how well we actually know those closest to us and explores how shameful secrets, that we thought long buried, can come back to bite us. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Kicks Off Season Next Week with ART!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The historic Cape Playhouse's 91st season kicks off with Yasmine Reza's Art, the critically acclaimed comedy, in its Playhouse premiere.  Starring David Beach, Eddie Korbich and Andrew Macdonald, and directed by Matt Lenz, Art plays June 13 through 24. (more...)

BWW Review: Nothing But Love for Migguel Anggelo in SO CLOSE at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Jun 6, 2017

It's often been pointed out that love and hate aren't exactly polar opposites, considering each feeling originates from a place of passion. And now more than ever, we've come to a point where, everyday, living can feel like an extreme sport and everything seems to be superlative, for best or worst. In Migguel Anggelo's latest show, SO CLOSE: LOVE & HATE, at Joe's Pub on May 23, he distilled this moment in time and made something beautiful out of our less-than-certain reality. (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.  (more...)

Where Are They Now? ANNABELLE FOX
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017

Among such actors is Annabelle Fox, a graduate of the Belmont University Musical Theatre program, now living in Inwood, New York City, with her husband Douglas Waterbury-Tieman (also a Belmont grad), whom she met in school. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD To Tour China
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

China.org.cn reports that THE BODYGUARD will tour China this summer, kicking off in Shanghai and visiting an additional 12 cities. (more...)

JAM FOR JOE Benefit to Honor Joe Gustern at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Barbara Maier Gustern will produce a cabaret benefit June 27th at 7PM at Pangea in New York City in memory of her husband, singer-actor Joe Gustern, who passed away April 17, 2017. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Pennsylvania Premiere of Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre will present the Pennsylvania Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Disney's Newsies, June 6 through July 23. The inspirational Disney's Newsies, based on the real-life Newsboys strike of 1899 and the 1992 film, was the toast of Broadway for more than two years. (more...)

Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell to Lead KISS ME, KATE Concerts in The Hamptons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has announced the Bay Street Under the Stars series which will include FREE concerts in Mashashimuet Park this summer as Bay Street presents the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate on August 25 & 26 at 7pm. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Andrew Rannells and Ben Platt
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Broadway Star Laura Benanti to Perform at SOPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Acclaimed Broadway leading lady Laura Benanti, a Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award-nominated actress, will perform at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Presents Another Stellar Openin'
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 22, 2017

"Every day is a new beginning," wrote Artistic Director Amy Miller, who opened the production with passionate, inspiring words as Transcendence Theatre presented 'Another Openin' Another Show' at Jack London State Historic Park.  The incredibly talented and diverse cast comprised of Broadway and Hollywood stars gathered together on one stage to share their magical journey through gorgeous song and dance under the breathtaking canopy of moonlit skies. (more...)

BWW Interview: Prima Theatre Benefit Event Starring Billy Porter
by Christy Brooks - Jun 21, 2017

The 2017 PRiMA Theatre Benefit Concert July 14th and 15th, featuring Broadway Star, Billy Porter., in Lancaster, PA (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Dazzles and Delights at Kennedy Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 21, 2017

Is this a rave? You bet your favorite things it is! Refreshing, revived, and ridiculously entertaining, The Sound of Music, now playing at the Kennedy Center through July 16 is a dream come true. Director Jack O'Brien has breathed new life into this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with vibrancy, an impeccable cast, and eye-popping designs set to delight audiences of any age. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Guest Blog: Passport to China Days 1 & 2
by Guest Blogger: Passport to Broadway - Jun 21, 2017

Two days after Typhoon Merbok descended on Guangdong province, three theatre professionals from New York descended on the American International School of Guangzhou to begin a ten-day intensive program for twenty-nine students from the fourth to the twelfth grade. In our first three days, we cast each participant and taught all the music and half the staging and choreography for our hour-long show. Much like the rain, our pace was strong and driving, and much like the ninety-degree temperatures, our energy was high and sweat-inducing. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast of ANNIE WARBUCKS present Concert to Benefit Children's Aid Society
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Cast members of the upcoming production of ANNIE WARBUCKS performed last night at The Triad. See photos below! (more...)

Miami New Drama to Present American Debut of PIAF, Starring Venezuelan Actress Mariaca Semprun
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Miami New Drama (MiND) at Colony Theatre has announced the American premiere of the critically acclaimed musical Piaf, which will be the first of summer performances at the Colony, a cultural gem on Lincoln Road. The acquisition of the show coincides with the recent news of their first appointed Executive Director Florencia Jimenez-Marcos, who joined the team to build on a successful last season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights de THE MUSICALS de la Orquesta Filarmonia
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 20, 2017

Eva Diago, Laura Enrech, Felipe Forastiere, √Āngel Saavedra y Marta Pilar Hernando protagonizaron este concierto junto al coro y orquesta Filarmonia. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast Announced for London Fringe Premiere of 9 TO 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Casting has been announced today and tickets are on sale for the London Fringe Premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical which is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village from 30th August through to 1st October 2017 with press night on 1st September, at 7.30 p.m.  (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jacqui Dark And Kanen Breen of STRANGE BEDFELLOWS - BEDLAM at Artspace
by Barry Lenny - Jun 20, 2017

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen discuss their Adelaide Cabaret Festival performance, Strange Bedfellows - Bedlam. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Ben Platt and Lucas Hedges
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

All Dolled Up! Benefit Concert for the Children's Aid Society Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Cast members of the upcoming production of ANNIE WARBUCKS will perform at The Triad on Tues, June 20 at 7:00 PM. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Children's Aid Society of New York, which strives to improve the lives of the 120,000 families it serves annually with recreation programs, academic tutoring, and medical resources.   (more...)

Full Cast Announced for BY JEEVES at The Old Laundry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Old Laundry Theatre has just announced the full cast, led by Bill Champion and Nadim Naaman, of the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn's light-hearted, fun musical BY JEEVES, opening on Friday 6 October - Saturday 4 November 2017 (Press Night: Monday 9 October 2017 at 7.30pm) and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Partners with RI Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Join in the parade as Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN marches onto the stage at Bill Hanney's Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). Performances begin Wednesday, June 21 and plays thru Saturday, July 15, 2017. (more...)

Cast Announced for PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and Center Stage Theatre Company have announced that James Ignacio (King and I), Diego Lucano (School of Rock), Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda), Madison Mullahey (Mary Poppins, Shrek), as well as the show's own 14-year-old co-playwright, Carrie Berk (NYMF Camp Rolling Hills) will lead the company of PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL as part of the 2017 New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Guest Co-Host on THE TALK on CBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

BWW has learned that on Thursday, June 22nd, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti will guest co-host on THE TALK.  Actor Dominic Cooper is scheduled to appear as a guest on the show. THE TALK airs  2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT. (more...)

VIDEO: ANNIE Leaps to the Stage at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Members To Sing At Penn Social
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Penn Social on Thursday, June 29th at 11:30pm. (more...)


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Craig Zadan Teases: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! Will Be 'Something Completely Different'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

In a new interview with Gold Derby's Zach Law, prolific producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron discussed their mission to bring live musical theater to television viewers across the country. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces ANNIE Director, Cast and One Day Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the director/choreographer and lead performers for this holiday season's production of Annie. This seven-time Tony Award-winning musical runs from November 17 through December 23, 2017 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.   (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN to Bloom at New London Barn Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

New London Barn Playhouse presents The Secret Garden, running June 28 - July 9. (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Center Presents Tuneful SOME ENCHANTED EVENING of Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 14, 2017

A starry night, with a huge moon looking down, is the perfect setting for an evening of songs that have become part of musical theatre history. This is the look and the sound of SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, now running through July 16, 2017, at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, just south of DC off of I-95. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Returns as 'Melania Trump' on LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'First Lady of the United States Melania Trump' (Broadway's Laura Benanti) opened up about her big move from New York City to Washington, D.C. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre Present NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following a hugely popular Brisbane season, Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre's co-production of Noises Off will ignite even the chilliest of winter days and have audiences in stitches when it opens on Wednesday 12 July at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Interview: The New Girl In Town: Taylor Quick of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Goodspeed Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 13, 2017

Taylor Quick moved to New York just nine short months ago, but she's already achieved the role of a lifetime: playing the title role in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE alongside some of New York's brightest stars. But, the young actress, who has family ties to the Great White Way, has neither lost her tenacious work ethic nor her adorable southern accent. Taylor and I chatted about how she booked this dream gig, and what working with a Tony Award-nominated director/choreographer has been like. (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE to Perform with Broadway Talent at Mets Pride, NYC Pride and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

To celebrate 'Unstoppable', Broadway Sings for Pride's upcoming 7th annual Pride concert on Monday, June 26th and to kickoff New York City Pride, Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) will sing at events throughout the New York's boroughs! (more...)

Laura Benanti to Return as Melania Trump on Tonight's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Today, Benanti turned to Twitter to tease a possible return of Melania on tonight's episode of the CBS late show. Check out the post below. (more...)

BWW Interview: Autumn Hurlbert of SOMETHING ROTTEN
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 12, 2017

Before appearing in front of the entire world on MTV's 2008 LEGALLY BLONDE casting series, actress Autumn Hurlbert had been honing her stage skills since childhood. And, although she came up second in the televised competition (still receiving a contract in the Broadway production!), Autumn left the show certain of her drive to create art without the need for fame. Now, she is touring with the recent New York hit SOMETHING ROTTEN, and I caught up with her in Houston, where the show made a stop on their way to Dallas' Winspear Opera House. (more...)

Cast Change Announced for A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Musical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre celebrates Canada's 150th with the world premiere of Everybody's Got A Story: A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music. A tribute to the nation's strong history of women in music, this must-see concert runs Thursday June 15 to Saturday June 17 at 8pm nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Ben Platt has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

Ben Platt Confirms That His Voice Is Back After Two Days of Vocal Rest, Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Tuesday
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld reported that Tony-nominee Ben Platt had been put on vocal rest as the hectic awards season wound down. The DEAR EVAN HANSEN star tweeted that he was going to take a few performances off in order to be in tip-top shape for the Tony Awards performance. (more...)

First Look: ANNIE Plays Flat Rock for First Time Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

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