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Andrew Chappelle, Samantha Massell, Julie Benko and More Set for DIVIDED in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Andrew Chappelle, Samantha Massell, Julie Benko, Bart Shatto, L. Steven Taylor and more in DIVIDED, a new musical by Kristen and Luanne Rosenfeld directed by Paul Stancato. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM Divas Need Beauty Sleep, the CHARLIE Boys Strut Their Stuff, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features Christine Daae catching a cat nap, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory boys strutting their stuff, and more! (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN'S Courtney Reed Takes Us Behind 'These Palace Walls' in New Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2016

Shining, shimmering inspiration! Explore beyond the palace walls with Aladdin the Musical's Courtney Reed. (more...)

Dick King-Smith's BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG Returns to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Adapted from Dick King-Smith's much-loved children's novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production, embarking on a major UK Tour in 2017 following a Christmas season at Polka Theatre. Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming 'baa-ber sheep' quartet, the tour will launch from West Yorkshire Playhouse on Monday 13 February and run until September 2017. Full tour schedule attached; further dates to be announced.   (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...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Disney Cruise Line's FROZEN Musical Stage Show!
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

For the 'first time in forever,' the beloved animated hit FROZEN is getting the Disney Cruise Line theatrical treatment as the new stage show, FROZEN: A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR, boards the Disney Wonder this November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Three Presents THE WEDDING SINGER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Take a trip back to the 1980s, a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were popped, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer'sscore is one of the best in the last ten years!  (more...)

Billy Lewis Jr. of Fox's Glee Will Star in Off-Broadway Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL will begin an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series 'Glee'), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Sunday, November 13. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hilarious #TBT! Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Plays '90s Aladdin Video Game
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2016

The cast of Aladdin experienced some major nostalgia (and laughs) when they played the iconic 16-bit Aladdin video game from the '90s - check out their Throwback Thursday moment in the video below, then download the game to try it yourself! (more...)

THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical to Premiere This December in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, will receive its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Aspire Performing Arts Company Youth Performer Receives NJACT Perry Award Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Aspire Performing Arts Company has been gaining a strong reputation in the Passaic County, NJ area for its work with local youth through theater productions and master classes. This summer, however, Aspire PAC received another impressive accolade: a Perry Awards nomination. (more...)

Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Starvox Entertainment has announced the hilarious hit musical, DISENCHANTED! playing at Toronto's Randolph Theatre from October 20th, 2016. (more...)

Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 10-time Tony Award nominated hit musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on January 1, 2017 following 742 performances. (more...)

Nicolette Hart and Joey Calveri to Star in CABARET at Pentangle Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Broadway actors Nicolette Hart (Rent, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, Million Dollar Quartet, Bette Midler World Tour), Joey Calveri (Trip of Love, Rock of Ages, Wonderland), and Tesha Buss (Cats, Gypsy) headline the Pentangle Arts production of CABARET as Sally Bowles, Emcee, and Fraulein Kost, respectively. (more...)

Photo: James Corden Appears in One-Night-Only Cameo in Broadway's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The sold out house at Disney's ALADDIN on Broadway had a 4th wish granted when CBS 'Late Late Show' star James Corden made a surprise one-night-only appearance during the show-stopping number 'Friend Like Me' last Friday night September 9th. (more...)

James Corden Appears in ALADDIN for a One-Night-Only Cameo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The sold out house at Disney's Aladdin on Broadway had a 4th wish granted when CBS 'Late Late Show' star James Corden made a surprise one-night-only appearance during the show-stopping number 'Friend Like Me' last Friday night September 9th. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein Will Adapt FAMILY TIES for the Stage; Gets Dayton Premiere in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Leading theater production company The Araca Group today announced plans to bring the classic television series Family Ties to the stage, to be adapted by playwright and recent Kleban Award winner Daniel Goldstein. (more...)

Transgender Activist and Actor Alexis Arquette Dies at 47
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Richard Arquette announced on Facebook yesterday that his sister, Alexis Arquette, a well-known transgender activist and sibling to actors Rosanna, Patricia and David Arquette, passed away on Sunday, September 11th at the age of 47. (more...)

BWW Review: In Very Good COMPANY
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 11, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos opens the 2016-2017 Lyric Stage Company season with Stephen Sondheim's ground-breaking concept musical COMPANY. Winner of six Tony Awards in 1971, as well as the 2007 winner for Best Revival of a Musical, don't be surprised to find this modern makeover capturing some hardware when awards season rolls around in Boston next spring. The ensemble is filled with a roster of talent that doesn't quit. (more...)

Chicago Theatre Workshop Announces WICKED CITY Cast and Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Chicago Theatre Workshop's inaugural season will open with the Chicago  premiere of Wicked City by Chad Beguelin (book and lyrics) and music by Matthew Sklar (music), the Tony-Award nominated writers of Elfand The Wedding Singer.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Australia's ALADDIN Takes Us Inside the Sitzprobe
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2016

The Australian production of Disney's Broadway blockbuster, Aladdin, takes us into a whole new world as they give us a sneak peek inside one of the most exciting days in any production, the Sitzprobe! (more...)

FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to Bring the Holiday Spirit to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

M. Scott McLean in association with John Davisi is proud to present FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

The Skivvies and More to Feast in EATING RAOUL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54Below has announced that Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina of The Skivvies will lead an all-star cast in a concert presentation of Eating Raoul.  (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN Celebrates 1,001 Magic Carpet Rides on Broadway!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 7, 2016

It's been an enchanting carpet ride for the company of Aladdin since they opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in March of 2014! On August 7th, they celebrated their 1,001st performance on Broadway and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the magic! Check out the photos below: (more...)

VIDEO: It's Magic Time: ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart Duets With His London Genie Counterpart, Trevor Dion Nicholas
by Michael Dale - Aug 4, 2016

The talented pair launch into a special rendition of the musical's second act vaudevillian turn, 'Somebody's Got Your Back.' (more...)

Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting 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. (more...)

Haven Theatre Presents HOW WE GOT ON This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Haven Theatre Company announces How We Got On to begin their fourth season, written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jess McLeod, at the company's new home within the Den Theatre's new Bookspan Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., September 29 - November 12. Previews are Thursday, Sept. 29 - Saturday, Oct.1 at 8 p.m. Opening night isSunday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The regular performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.Regular run tickets are $32, senior tickets are $20 and college/industry tickets are $15 (preview tickets are $12). You may purchase tickets and get more information at www.haventheatrechicago.com. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Robert Creighton, Felicia Finley and More Set for BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who has produced over 200 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States, will return to his native Rhode Island to produce his first concert in his home state. (more...)

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. (more...)

'Frozen, A Musical Spectacular' Takes the Stage Aboard Disney Cruise Line
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

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It's Official! FROZEN Stage Show to Set Out to Sea Aboard Disney Cruise Line
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

For the 'first time in forever,' the beloved animated hit 'Frozen' is getting the Disney Cruise Line theatrical treatment as a new stage show exclusively aboard the Disney Wonder. (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Open 4th Season with Chicago Premiere of HOW WE GOT ON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Haven Theatre Company announces How We Got On to begin their fourth season, written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jess McLeod, at the company's new home within the Den Theatre's new Bookspan Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., September 29 - November 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kieran Campion, Pascale Armand and More in LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of young love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run now through September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Opening night is Saturday, August 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Barbara Rafferty Joins THE WEDDING SINGER at King's Theatre Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer starring Barbara Rafferty, Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett will make an appearance at the King's in Glasgow from Tuesday 18 April for five nights as part of major UK tour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: T. Oliver Reid Brings MADE IN AMERICA To Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 18, 2016

Cabaret & Broadway star T. Oliver Reid (After Midnight, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Never Gonna dance, La Cage Auz Folles, The Wedding Singer, Mary Poppins, Sister Act, GIRLS) debuted his new show, "Made in America" last night and Broadwayworld was there.  Reid's songfest was filled with the memories and love of the USA as told by this one American boy.  The show contained the songs of Irving Berlin, John Cougar Mellencamp, Dolly Parton, Jim Croce, Aaron Copland, Paul Simon and everything in between.   (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) begins its 2016-17 season with the Diamond Anniversary production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

The Gateway Announces THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Get ready to 'do the time warp again' with the cult-classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show, live and interactive at The Gateway in Bellport from August 24-September 10.  Tickets start at $59. For tickets, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at www.TheGateway.org.  (more...)

Disney's 101 DALMATIONS Returns to the Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

A large part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's goal has been to bring entertainment for all ages to the Frederick stage.  The area's only year-round producing theatre has done just that with its popular Children's Theatre.  Opened in 1996, Way Off Broadway's Children's Theatre produces shows the entire family can enjoy.  In the beginning, it produced original musical stage adaptations of classic fairytales.  (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Spread Christmas Cheer to 36 Cities on 2016 Holiday Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

ETworks Presentations, LLC and WarnerBros. Theatre Ventures are thrilled to announce that the Broadway musical ELF will perform across the country once again this holiday season beginning in November 2016. (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO Sings Duncan Sheik and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look - ALADDIN Takes a Magic Carpet Ride to Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Disney's Aladdin had its Australian premiere in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre last night (August 11th in Australia). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Loehr, Kristie Kerwin, HollyAnn Butler and More in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, now playing through August 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Aladdin Announces Australian Premiere in Sydney Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the classic Academy Award®- winning animated film, will have its Australian premiere in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre tomorrow night, 11th August 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara starred in this smash hit on Broadway in 2012. The song-and-dance spectacular features the music ofGeorge and Ira Gershwin in a sparkling, spirited, high-stepping musical comedy. To a songbook of the greatest American standards ever sung, a cast of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys, and politicians creates hilarity in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s. With 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off,' 'I've Got a Crush on You' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.'  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN Arrives Down Under- Watch Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2016

The Australian production of Disney's Broadway blockbuster, Aladdin, has arrived at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

Carmen Cusack, THE POKEMUSICAL and More Coming Up This Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

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