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Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.

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Based on The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Based on an inspiring true story, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” is one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved musicals. Set in Austria on the brink of WWII, Maria a postulant, proves too high-spirited for the religious life and is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain.


BWW Interview: Michigan Native Teri Hansen Says THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Fill Your Heart with Joy at Fisher Theatre!
by Katie Laban - May 9, 2016

Michigan native Teri Hansen loves performing in The Sound of Music because the audiences are just as emotionally involved in the show as she is. "When the curtain goes up, there is an audible gasp because of this gorgeous set and beautiful start," she said. "Then we really start to tell this tale; this dangerous and urgent story, yet a love story as well. You can feel the audience right at the beginning of the show and during it they are edging forward on their seats until the end when they are on their feet going right over the mountain with the Von Trapp family." (more...)

David Langham, Chris Cowley to Join West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Now in its record breaking 31st year, Cameron Mackintosh has announced cast changes for 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Whether you consider it more of a reason for being alive, a way to measure the year, or proof of an enchanted evening, love is everywhere on Broadway...including offstage. In this first edition of Broadway Love Story, fall hard for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and FUN HOME's Rebecca Luker, who explain their personal joys and trials of being a couple in the Broadway spotlight. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 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...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA to Replace MOBY-DICK in Utah Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Utah Opera announced the addition of one of the most loved musical masterpieces, Mitch Leigh's “Man of La Mancha,” in January 2017, in replacement of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's “Moby-Dick,” which has been rescheduled to the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Lucy 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 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 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...)

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...)

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to Host 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS Live on ABC
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host Country Music's Biggest Night in 2016. (more...)

Off Key Improv to Present BROADWHAT?! Improvised Musical, 6/15-19
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

No script? No score? No problem! Local musical improv company, Off Key Improv, is thrilled to announce the premiere of BroadWHAT?! - a tip of their hats to the world of Broadway musicals. Set at the turn of the 19th century and inspired by audience suggestions, BroadWHAT?! is a two act improvised musical exploring classic character-types, songs styles and choreography from favourite musical theatre hits like Les Mise?rables, Hamilton, Rent, Wicked, Grease, The Sound of Music and more. (more...)

Finalists Announced for the Fourth Annual Bobby G Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Finalists for the fourth annual Bobby G Awards were released this afternoon. The awards program, which culminates in a Tony Awards-style ceremony and performance on May 26 at the Buell Theatre, celebrates outstanding achievement in high-school musical theatre in Colorado. This year the program was expanded to include 40 schools across Colorado, up from 30 the year before. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Aaron Young!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 24, 2016

Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Aaron Young! (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Conga-Master Sergio Trujillo Is Proud to Represent His ON YOUR FEET! Family
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2016

Sergio Trujillo has the audience dancing in aisles (literally) at the Marquis Theater every night. The choreographer just picked up his first Tony nomination for his work on ON YOUR FEET, an honor that he is not taking lightly. Watch below as he explains why this nomination means so much to him. (more...)

HAMILTON Producer Jeffrey Seller & Flody Suarez Ink Production Deal with Universal Television
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Universal Television has signed a deal with esteemed 'Hamilton' producer Jeffrey Seller and producing partner Flody Suarez to produce upcoming projects for the studio, it was announced today. (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Kick Off its Inaugural Season with THE SECRET GARDEN on June 10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant Show
by Tim Carney - May 23, 2016

The Sound of Music is a timeless classic piece of musical theatre. It spans generations and has brought life and laughter to families for over 50 years. It's a story of human triumph over evil, of love, sacrifice, raising children and of belief. It has all the ingredients for a story to tap into our souls and remind us that in the face of real adversity there is always light, there is always a way to overcome the challenge. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - AMERICAN PSYCHO's Drew Moerlein
by Caryn Robbins - May 23, 2016

Today, Moerlein speaks exclusively with BWW about making his debut and explains why Broadway will never be the same now that the American Psycho is in town!   (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - The Importance of Posture in Your Singing
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - May 20, 2016

If you have ever attended a classical voice recital, you probably saw an elegantly dressed performer situated near the crook of a grand piano for the duration of the performance.  Traditionally, recitalists remain standing with "noble" posture throughout their program, and only gesture with their hands and body for extreme emphasis.  (more...)

BPI & The North Carolina Symphony to Present THE RAT PACK: 100 YEARS OF FRANK
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents THE RAT PACK: 100 Years of Frank! in Raleigh, North Carolina at The North Carolina Symphony. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra to Perform Free Community Concert at Public Square, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Today, The Cleveland Orchestra announced program details for the 27th annual, free community concert in downtown Cleveland, which will be on Friday, July 29 at 9:00 p.m. This year's Star-Spangled Spectacular brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and sponsored by KeyBank celebrates the newly renovated Public Square and is the first event of this type in the space. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Off-Broadway's Eric Gelb Writes GROWING UP IN THE WINGS Memoir
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Eighteen-year-old Berkley High student Eric Gelb is set to head off to New York University next year, but before he does, he'll share his story of life in theatre in his memoir GROWING UP IN THE WINGS. (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Stage THE SECRET GARDEN, 6/10-7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra to Welcome Nicholas Hammond for Rodgers and Hammerstein Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra (SHSO) will present two concerts featuring the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Saturday 25 June at 7pm and Sunday 26 June at 2.30pm.. Hosted by a Rodgers and Hammerstein favourite Nicholas Hammond, the event will feature soloists Judith Rough, Lotte Latukefu, Richard Lane and Stephen Wheatley. The concerts will have 25 musical numbers featuring the SHSO Chorus including songs from OKLAHOMA, SOUTH PACIFIC, CAROUSEL, THE KING AND I, FLOWER DRUM SONG, The Sound of Music and more. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Coming to The Smith Center in August
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien on May 20 at 10AM. This lavish new production will make its Las Vegas premiere August 2 - 14 at The Smith Center as part of a North American tour.  Tickets can be purchased at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Walker - Community Outreach and High School Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Walker - May 17, 2016

In a tight-nit community like that which I am from, the members of the town are all very close. Adults and children alike collaborate during sporting events, stream clean-ups, and fun-runs. This dynamic within the community also means that the members of the town play an important role in our school's drama department. Schools with less money in the theatre budget are often prone to do-it-yourself projects and community outreach, telling a story with minimal financial input. Coming from a small, rural community, myself and my fellow actors are accustomed to assisting in most if not all aspects of the high school drama program. However, we would not be able to create our productions without the help of friends and family. Through experience, I have learned that making a production is often so deeply rooted in the community you have supporting you.  (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company to Open 37th Season with LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage opening on May 19 and running through June 11 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 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...)

Melinda Doolittle Hosts Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Middle Tennessee's growing high school theater scene was in the spotlight over the weekend as Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre - under the direction of dance professor Kari Smith and dean of the College of Entertainment and the Arts Mike Fernandez - hosted the third annual Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Reveals Artwork for Live Production of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

At today's upfront presentation, NBC debuted the artwork for its upcoming live presentation of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN, set to air in early 2017. Check it out below! (more...)

ASU Gammage Announces the 2016 High School Musical Theater Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ASU Gammage announces the 2016 High School Musical Theater Awards nominees! (more...)

Official: Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford Cast in Musical SIDE SHOW at Southwark Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 13, 2016

First casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which receives its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse. Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford will play conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the brand new production, which runs October 21 to December 3, with a press night on October 26. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose's World Premiere Musical JUNK is Sweet, Funny, and Highly Enjoyable
by Audrey Liebross - May 13, 2016

Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley's main LGBT-friendly theatre, is currently presenting the world premiere of JUNK, a sweet, funny musical, written and composed by Michael Penny. The talented actors perform their roles with panache, and the company's behind-the-scenes designers help give Mr. Penny's clever material a top-notch introduction to audiences. (more...)

BWW TV: English Bernhardt of IF/THEN National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - May 13, 2016

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Audra McDonald Honored Today at New Dramatists' 2016 Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will celebrate six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Plain and Fancy which opens May 25 and runs through October 15.  With over 3,600 performances before audiences totaling 355,000, it has become one of the longest running musicals of all time.  (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2016 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced the 24 finalists and nominations for Best Production and Grosh Award for Best Scenic Design for the fifth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Conclude 56th Season with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) concludes its 56th season with the two-time Tony award-winning musical, American Idiot, directed and choreographed by Alex Perez, who returns to CCCT following his acclaimed Bay Area premiere production of The Addams Family, with music direction by Kevin Roland, who helmed CCCT's recent productions of The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music. American Idiot plays from June 10 through July 17; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

Sisters! Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford to Star in Revised SIDE SHOW in London
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

The cult musical SIDE SHOW, receiving its London premiere at the Southwark Playhouse later this year, has found its leading twin sisters. The (more...)

Besetzung und Team fĂĽr Weltpremiere von SCHIKANEDER in Wien stehen fest
by Iris Moebius - May 11, 2016

SCHIKANEDER - die turbulente Liebesgeschichte hinter der Zauberflote ist eine romantische Musical-Komodie uber eines der wohl schillerndsten Theater-Ehepaare des 18. Jahrhunderts, die am 30. September 2016 ihre Weltpremiere feiert. Die VBW schließen somit an die Tradition der Eigenproduktionen an und bringen mit SCHIKANEDER die insgesamt zwolfte Musical-Urauffuhrung des Unternehmens im Herbst auf die Buhne des Raimund Theater. Intendant Christian Struppeck stellte gestern im Beisein von Komponist und Liedtexter Stephen Schwartz Produktion und Hauptdarsteller vor. (more...)

SCHIKANEDER: Musical - Weltpremiere in Wien
by Marcel Konrath - May 11, 2016

Vereinigte Buhnen Wien prasentieren neueste Urauffuhrung im Beisein von Komponist und dreifach-Oscar-Preistrager Stephen Schwartz „SCHIKANEDER - die turbulente Liebesgeschichte hinter der Zauberflote' ist eine romantische Musical-Komodie uber eines der wohl schillerndsten Theater-Ehepaare des 18. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY With Casey Lyons
by M. William Panek - May 10, 2016

BWW.com Chicago interviews HAZEL's Casey Lyons (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

BWW Blog: NYC Vocal Coach Bob Marks - Understand the Basics of Voice Registration
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - May 10, 2016

If you want to see a group of voice teachers and voice scientists turn from a generally gregarious and collegial group into an angry mob, ask them to strictly define vocal registers, or the "gears" of the voice that are responsible for different types of sounds.   (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 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...)

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Expecting a Baby; LADY DAY in the West End Postponed; SHUFFLE ALONG Materity Leave Begins in July
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Audra is expecting! Today it was announced  that The West End production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill will be postponed as the show's star Audra McDonald has announced that she and her husband, actor Will Swenson, are expecting a baby. (more...)

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