Lucy O'Byrne & Andrew Lancel to Appear in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Birmingham HippodromeLucy O'Byrne & Andrew Lancel to Appear in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

BBC1's The Voice star Lucy O'Byrne to play Maria and Coronation Street's Andrew Lancel to play Captain Von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music' at Birmingham Hippodrome this May. (more...)

Cast Announced for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at King's Theatre GlasgowCast Announced for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit embarks on its first ever UK Tour, and reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour, Coming to Wolverhampton Grand TheatreFull Cast Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour, Coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Bill Kenwright's production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, will tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 October 2016. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO To Premiere in Europe, Aug 5Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO To Premiere in Europe, Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

With a gorgeous, epic score by Richard Rodgers and a groundbreaking for its time book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro opened in 1947 to the highest advance in Broadway history (more...)

MY FAIR LADY 60th Anniversary Celebration - Cast Announced!MY FAIR LADY 60th Anniversary Celebration - Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A host of West End Stars gather at the iconic St. Pauls Church, Covent Garden, the location of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins' memorable first encounter, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original Broadway production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, My Fair Lady. (more...)

Jason Donovan Joins Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET UK TourJason Donovan Joins Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit embarks on its first ever UK Tour, and today reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour to Welcome Andrew Lancel to CompanyTHE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour to Welcome Andrew Lancel to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Bill Kenwright's production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, recommences its UK tour on Wednesday 18 May at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. (more...)

Nashville Theater Mourns the Passing of Iconic Actor DAVID COMPTONNashville Theater Mourns the Passing of Iconic Actor DAVID COMPTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2016

David Compton ¬Ė one of the region's most accomplished and acclaimed and most beloved actors and directors ¬Ė died early Wednesday morning, May 4, after a four-year battle with heart disease and cancer. He leaves his wife, Amanda Card Compton (whom he married on Tuesday, May 3, just hours before his death); his mother, Jo Compton of Badin, North Carolina; his sister Becky Compton Taylor; his brother Jim Compton; and countless other friends and family who are mourning his passing. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Coming to PerthTHE SOUND OF MUSIC Coming to Perth
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group today announced that the world's favourite musical, The Sound of Music, will come to Perth later this year, completing a highly successful national tour. The lavish London Palladium production will play at the Crown Theatre, Perth from 14 September for a strictly limited season. Following sell out seasons at Sydney's Capitol Theatre and Brisbane's Lyric Theatre, The Sound of Music will open at Melbourne's Regent Theatre on 13 May and play at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide from 9 August, before it heads to Perth. (more...)

BARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pmBARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Back in early 2013, veteran cabaret performer and actress Barbara Porteus presented a show at Don't Tell Mama called Up On The Roof, a celebratory recollection of her youth through adulthood, while spanning 40 years of pop music including Carol King and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer and Adelle. Three years later, Porteus is bringing back Up On The Roof to the Metropolitan Room as the June 2016 installment of Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Porteus' all-strings band features Award-winning Jack Cavari as Musical Director, arranger, and lead guitarist, with Larry Saltzman on guitar and Zev Katz on bass. (more...)

Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony nominations were announced this morning. Below, check out some fun facts about this year's nominees! (more...)

BARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pmBARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Back in early 2013, veteran cabaret performer and actress Barbara Porteus presented a show at Don't Tell Mama called Up On The Roof, a celebratory recollection of her youth through adulthood, while spanning 40 years of pop music including Carol King and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer and Adelle. Three years later, Porteus is bringing back Up On The Roof to the Metropolitan Room as the June 2016 installment of Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Porteus' all-strings band features Award-winning Jack Cavari as Musical Director, arranger, and lead guitarist, with Larry Saltzman on guitar and Zev Katz on bass. (more...)

Zak Sandler, Steven Sater & More Will Take Part in LC Originals: Songwriters; Watch the Live Stream Here at 7:30pmZak Sandler, Steven Sater & More Will Take Part in LC Originals: Songwriters; Watch the Live Stream Here at 7:30pm
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The next installment  of "LC Originals: Songwriters," at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center will offer an evening of new songs inspired by Lincoln Center, created by some of Broadway and Off-Broadway's leading songwriters, and performed by four outstanding actors.  It takes place Monday, May 2 at 7:30 pm.  Admission is free. The event will be live-streamed, free-of-charge, and available for 24-hours at lincolncenter.org/lc-live. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 11: Matt Armet on 4 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at StratfordRoad to Opening Week 11: Matt Armet on 4 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - May 2, 2016

Over the last couple seasons here at the Stratford Festival, I have become very good friends with two members of our company. Alexandra (Alex) Herzog and Gabriel (Gabe) Antonacci. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you are probably aware that Alex and I, and her cat, (Mogli) are currently in year two of being roommates. Gabe, on the other hand, is one of my best friends and while we were Pinball Lads 1 & 2 in The Who's Tommy here in 2013, he claimed status as my 'Show-Boyfriend' (even though he's married to his beautiful wife Robin.) (more...)

Watch Zak Sandler, Steven Sater & More in LC Originals: Songwriters; Live Stream Begins at 7:30pmWatch Zak Sandler, Steven Sater & More in LC Originals: Songwriters; Live Stream Begins at 7:30pm
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The next installment  of 'LC Originals: Songwriters,' at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center will offer an evening of new songs inspired by Lincoln Center, created by some of Broadway and Off-Broadway's leading songwriters, and performed by four outstanding actors.  It takes place Monday, May 2 at 7:30 pm.  Admission is free. The event will be live-streamed, free-of-charge, and available for 24-hours at lincolncenter.org/lc-live. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This SummerCabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 2, 2016

What's not to love about the four leads of Roundabout Theatre Company's glorious revival of SHE LOVES ME? Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel just took part in SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com's Conversations Q&A series, celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as the costars dish on what happens on and offstage at Studio 54! (more...)

New Tickets for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Adelaide Released TodayNew Tickets for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Adelaide Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets have been released today for the Adelaide season of the world's favourite musical, The Sound of Music. The lavish London Palladium production will commence in Adelaide at the Festival Theatre on 9 August this year. Tickets are on sale for performances until 2 September 2016. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET!'s Jennifer Sanchez to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle, 5/23ON YOUR FEET!'s Jennifer Sanchez to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its eighth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by 5 time Broadway Veteran, Jennifer Sanchez (ON YOUR FEET) on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected 'aspiring artists & friends' at at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street. (more...)

JUST IN: NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Now Accepting Tracy Turnblad Video Auditions!JUST IN: NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Now Accepting Tracy Turnblad Video Auditions!
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Today it was announced that video auditions will now be accepted for the role. Check out all the details HERE! (more...)

2016 Blumey Awards Nominations Announced!2016 Blumey Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 5th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 22, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage THE DIVINE SISTER This SummerCelebration Theatre to Stage THE DIVINE SISTER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Celebration Theatre will present the Houston premiere of Charles Busch's raucous and bitingly funny comedy, THE DIVINE SISTER. (more...)

BWW Review: Undeniably Tuneful THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The Fox TheatreBWW Review: Undeniably Tuneful THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Apr 29, 2016

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is still popular today, and there's really no need to wonder why. The songs are undeniably familiar, and the story and characters go through a number of compelling moments. However, it does require a good, solid cast and sharp direction to live up to the expectations of all those folks who have seen the 1965 film over and over and over again. Thankfully, this touring company currently playing The Fox Theatre (through May 8, 2016) is more than up to the task. This classic still has its many charms. and holds up remarkably well despite its age and overexposure in various forms over the years. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Magical Music's 5th Annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert Set for 5/1Magical Music's 5th Annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert Set for 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Magical Music for Life Foundation is thrilled to present its 5th annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 1, 2016 on Broadway between 42nd & 43rd Streets in Times Square. The goal of the concert is to raise financial support to produce a new original album of songs for water safety applicable to children with and without specials needs, awareness of our music, and funds to perform our musical written especially for children with autism and other special needs. The event will be a continuous sing-a-thon, where talented children and groups from six states will come together to share the same stage with over 70 Broadway performers from most of the current shows and many past shows. Online and at the event there will be many exciting items in the auction & raffle, including tickets to Broadway shows / other events often with backstage tours and/or signed memorabilia, travel, dining, unique & autographed items, etc. Highlights of the Day will probably include the following: ¬ē10:00 Opening ¬ē'Two Little Snowflakes' and 'A Day in the Life of a Child: a Musical Revue' songs ¬ē11:20 'We Are the World' Broadway performers ¬ē12:00 Broadway performers (adult & child actors) ¬ē 2:00 Special Dance performance with NCDA ¬ē 'The Adventures of Zak' songs ¬ē 4:30 Broadway performers (adult & child actors)and preview of coming Broadway show ¬ēTil 5:00 Auction of tickets for Broadway and other NYC shows and events, backstage tours,autographed items, etc. ¬ēTil 5:00 Raffle prizes ¬ēAll Day Performances by the Magical Music Singing groups ¬ēAll Day Performances by talented children and groups from six states ¬ē6:00 Closing SOME OF THE BROADWAY & OTHER PERFORMERS: Amada Anderson - Spotlight on Cabaret and The Tramp Major Attaway - Aladdin Noah Baird - Matilda Annie Baltic - Mary Poppins Gaby Bradbury - Annie Adriana Braganza - The King and I Amaya Braganza - The King and I Zach Brod - Freckleface Casey Butler - Finding Neverland: The Musical Christian Michael Camporin - Finding Neverland and Matilda Grace Capeless - The Lion King Lynn Masako Cheng - The King and I Adam Christoferson - singer Olivia Chun - The King and I Casey Erin Clark - Les Miserables Hana Colley - The King and I Ben Cook - Tuck Lilyana Cornell - Les Miserables Samantha Cutler - Billy Elliot Alex Dreier - Finding Neverland, Assembled Parties, and Billy Elliot Peyton Ella - NBC The Sound of Music Live and Little Princess Avery Oliver Espiritu - The King and I Bonale Fambrini - The King and I Sophia Genusa - Matilda and Dr. Zhivago Akira Golz - Matilda Abigail Dylan Harrison - Ruthless, The Musical James Ignacio - The King and I K'Lynn Jackman - The Lion King Andrew Johnson - Kinky Boots Darius Kaleb - Motown the Musical, A Raisin in the Sun, and Delores & Jermaine Jim Kaplan - The King and I Jake Katzman - Kinky Boots Tari Kelly - Something's Rotten, Anything Goes, and Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Christie Kim - The King and I Ethan Khusidman - School of Rock, Chaplin, and Soul Doctor Corey Mach - Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell, and Footloose: The Musical Tony Marin - The King and I Jibreel Mawry - Motown, the Musical Jack McCarthy - Finding Neverland Dante Melucci - The School of Rock: The Musical Jenny Mollett - The Color Purple Sydney Morton - American Psycho, Flashdance, Motown the Musical, Evita, and Memphis Angeli Negron - Les Miserables Sawyer Nunes - Finding Neverland and Matilda the Musical Shannon O'Boyle - Once Tyrah Syke Odoms - Annie and The Lion King Madeleine Pace - Once Luca Padovan - The School of Rock: The Musical Gabriella Palminteri - Blue Bloods Anthony Pierini - Big Fish, Les Miserables, and Mary Poppins Gabby Pizzolo - Fun Home Ellie Poon - A Christmas Story the Musical Sam Poon - The King and I, MacBeth, and Les Miserables William Poon - The King and I & Beauty and the Beast Rachel Resheff - Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek the Musical, and Billy Elliot Christopher Paul Richards - Finding Neverland Taylor Richardson - Smokefall, Annie, A Most Violent Year, and Jack of the Red Hearts Julianna Rigoglioso - Sound of Music, Far from Heaven, Mary Poppins, and Table 58 Kitana Goyena Rojanatavorn - The King and I Sofia Roma Rubino - School of Rock: The Musical and Matilda: The Musical Isabella Russo - School of Rock: The Musical Sadie Seelert - Mary Poppins and A Little Princess Julian Silva - The Lion King and Les Miserables Eli Tokash - Finding Neverland Nicky Torchia - The King and I Joshua Turchin - Christmas Story Jeremy Villas - Kinky Boots Ashton Woerz - Pippin and Priscilla Queen of the Desert Rocco Wu - The King and I Timothy Yang - The King and I ... a preview of a new Broadway show (more...)

VIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING MovieVIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING Movie
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

The composer/lyricist talks to Laura Heywood about his first hit musical and his newest. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWho's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Season Tickets to 2016-17 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center on Sale Next WeekSeason Tickets to 2016-17 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Season tickets for the highly anticipated 2016-2017 Broadway Las Vegas season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will be available for purchase beginning Monday, May 2. Sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores, the season will feature Tony Award-winning productions, Broadway smashes and first-ever national tours. For more information visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

MATILDA, SOUND OF MUSIC, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and More to Perform at 2016 Helpmann Awards; Hosts, Lineup Announced!MATILDA, SOUND OF MUSIC, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and More to Perform at 2016 Helpmann Awards; Hosts, Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

With the 16th annual Helpmann Awards set to dazzle at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25 July, Live Performance Australia (LPA) today announced the line-up of hosts for the ceremony, and performances. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City HallPasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHATGulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year 2016 Finalists AnnouncedWelsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year 2016 Finalists Announced
by Robert Gould - Apr 24, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on news of the 2016 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year competition. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hundreds of Tracy Turnblad Hopefuls Attend Open Call for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVEPhoto Flash: Hundreds of Tracy Turnblad Hopefuls Attend Open Call for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the open call for the role of Tracy Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! is being held today, April 24th, from 10am-2pm. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at photos from the event; check them out below! (more...)

BWW Interview: THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Jacqui Dark Discusses Science, Singing And Some Incredible MentorsBWW Interview: THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Jacqui Dark Discusses Science, Singing And Some Incredible Mentors
by Jade Kops - Apr 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld Sydney had the pleasure of an interview with Jacqueline Dark, currently touring Australia with The Sound of Music as Mother Abbess. (more...)

Orpheum Theatre Sets 2016 Summer Movie SeriesOrpheum Theatre Sets 2016 Summer Movie Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

On Thursday, April 21st the Orpheum Theatre formally announced its highly anticipated 2016 Summer Movie Series. Presented in part by Orion Federal Credit Union for a fifth year, the series will run from June 2 to August 26. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6th at 10:00 AM. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' The telecast will air Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Check out the just released artwork for the show below! (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Continue Season with THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEWay Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Continue Season with THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayEverybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Sheffield Theatres to Premiere FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS Next MonthSheffield Theatres to Premiere FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Next month, Sheffield Theatres stage the World Premiere of Flowers For Mrs Harris - an uplifting new musical based on the novel by Paul Gallico.  Written by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff, the production, onstage at the Crucible from Wednesday 18 May - Saturday 4 June, will be Artistic Director Daniel Evans' last for Sheffield Theatres. (more...)

John Bolger to Lead World Premiere of ONCE UPON A PASTIME at White Plains Performing Arts CenterJohn Bolger to Lead World Premiere of ONCE UPON A PASTIME at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

?Complete casting announced for the White Plains Performing Arts Center's upcoming World Premiere production of Once Upon A Pastime which will play the New York venue May 5-7. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with the Cast of SHE LOVES MEBWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with the Cast of SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Tuesday, April 26 (1pm), join us for a Career Conversations with Danielle Brooks currently starring in The Color Purple, moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at The New School - University Center (63 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA to Feature JERSEY BOYS' Michael Longoria Next WeekMarty Thomas Presents DIVA to Feature JERSEY BOYS' Michael Longoria Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA is in its 4th strong year of residency at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. It's the CATS of NYC nightlife, come see why! There's a brand new live vocal concert every Monday at 11, never a cover charge. This week's cast features Samia Mounts, Brie Cassil and Samantha Duvall. (more...)

Season Tickets to Orpheum's 2016-17 Broadway Season On Sale 5/2Season Tickets to Orpheum's 2016-17 Broadway Season On Sale 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Monday, May 2nd, season ticket packages will go on sale to the public for the Orpheum Theatre's 2016-2017 Broadway Season. The year's subscription series includes DIRTY DANCING - The Classic Story On Stage, ANNIE, THE BODYGUARD, BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical, and The Sound of Music. Season options include a return engagement of JERSEY BOYS, and a special weekend-only engagement of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. (more...)

BWW Blog: On the Meaningful Recognition of Theatre for Young Audiences at South African Theatre Awards CeremoniesBWW Blog: On the Meaningful Recognition of Theatre for Young Audiences at South African Theatre Awards Ceremonies
by David Fick - Apr 19, 2016

How meaningful is the recognition of Theatre for Young Audiences at major South African theatre awards ceremonies such as the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards and the Naledi Theatre Awards> (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre to Present HAPPY DAYSWestchester Broadway Theatre to Present HAPPY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The hit musical, Happy Days, is based on the Paramount Pictures' television series. The series' original creator Garry Marshall wrote the book.  Happy Days features 21 songs, including the series' iconic theme song, by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning songwriter Paul Williams, with orchestrator and arranger, John McDaniel. (more...)

Jim Schubin and Brian Vu Win Top Prizes in 2016 Lotte Lenya CompetitionJim Schubin and Brian Vu Win Top Prizes in 2016 Lotte Lenya Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Jim Schubin of Plainsboro, NJ, and Brian Vu of Los Angeles, both earned top prizes in the 2016 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 16, 2016 in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center in JulyTHE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award¬ģ winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Orange County premiere July 19 - 31, 2016 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as part of a North American tour. Tickets for The Sound of Music start at $29 and may be purchased online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group tickets for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 30, 2016 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

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