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City-Wide Tour of LAND THAT I LOVE Extends for over 60 NYC Public Schools
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The city-wide school tour of Irving Berlin's Land That I Love, featuring music & lyrics by Irving Berlin & book by 4-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin, The Wedding Singer, Elf the Musical), has extended its performance schedule into May due to popular demand & strong audience response from the first month of school tour performances across the city. Presented by leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser), Land That I Love is a special collaboration between Inside Broadway and the Irving Berlin Family & is specifically produced for New York City public schools. The tour began in January and will now be performed at over 60 NYC public schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens, with over 100 performances thru May 5 (in 2017, Inside Broadway will be serving over 50,000 New York City students with its programs). (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Will Receive ASCAP's Founders Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present legendary composer Stephen Schwartz with its prestigious Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. The exclusive, invitation-only gala celebrates ASCAP's top film, television and videogame composers of 2016 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

Harand Camp Combines Musical Theatre with Camp Traditions; Register for Summer 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The renowned Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts, located on the beautiful campus of Carthage College in Kenosha, will hold its 63rd Season in Summer 2017. (more...)

Caitlyn Caughell, Nathaniel Hackmann and Liana Hunt to Headline JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for JEKYLL & HYDE. Performances begin on Thursday, March 16 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, April 30, 2017. (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Return to Don't Tell Mama for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at Don't Tell Mama and the 2016 New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Midnight at The Never Get, conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Sonnenblick, directed by Max Friedman (Ruby Manger Live!, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band), and produced by Michael Chase Gosselin (POPE! An Epic Musical, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree), will return home to Don't Tell Mama (342 West 46th Street) on Tuesday, March 14 at 8pm for a special one-night-only concert to celebrate receiving a 2017 Bistro Award for 'Book Musical,' and a 2017 MAC Award nomination for 'Show Of The Year.' (more...)

BWW Review: Shows That Never Made It to Broadway Find a Home at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY BOUND
by Troy Frisby - Mar 29, 2017

'That's really niche.' Those words from one of the night's emcees, Feinstein's/54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, were technically used in reference to Linda Lavin's propensity to play love interests for superheroes. But, really, they could've been used to describe BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY, which played at the aforementioned venue March 21. (more...)

Sydney Season Marks A Whole New World With Disney's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

It's been a whole new world for Disney's Aladdin as the multi-award winning hit Broadway musical has been seen by more than 450,000 people at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. (more...)

Netflix Commits to Four More Feature Films Starring Adam Sandler
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Netflix announced today that it has extended its deal with Adam Sandler and will commit to finance the development and production of four more feature length films starring the successful comedian. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Cast Change Ahead of First Anniversary; Matthew Croke to Make West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Matthew Croke will star in the title role of Aladdin as the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film approaches its first birthday in the West End. Jade Ewen will continue in the role of Jasmine and Trevor Dion Nicholas, who made his London stage debut as Genie, remains in the role. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Summer Season Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative team for the 2017 Summer Season at the Benedum Center.  (more...)

HAMILTON Arrives in Historic Boston, Massachusetts Septmeber 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway In Boston has unveiled the upcoming 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway Season at its annual spring Announcement event this evening.  Eight theatrical productions take center stage at the Boston Opera House beginning next fall including the previously announced production of HAMILTON.  Over 1000 people from around the city gathered to celebrate today's announcement including Broadway In Boston's Season ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media.  Highlights from the day included video messages from WAITRESS composer and six time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, seven time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan composers of ON YOUR FEET!, the cast of the National Tour of HAMILTON and live performances from cast members of FUN HOME, DISNEY'S ALADDIN, WAITRESS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 25, 2017

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)

ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that, due to popular demand, the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin will extend its stay in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) through September 10, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. Scroll down for photos of the cast! (more...)


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Jama Bowen to Star in BECOMING DR. RUTH at the Roxy Regional Theatre's theotherspace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist.  Few, however, know the incredible journey which preceded it. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Will Fly Into Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Coming to The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this spring is the area's regional theatre premiere production of the high-flying musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The family friendly production, based on the classic film, was announced as part of the theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season last year by producers. The musical will take flight at the area's only year-round producing theatre beginning April 7th. (more...)

ALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Broadway today, March 20th, 2017, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Taylor Quick, Loretta Ables Sayre to Lead Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2017 season at The Goodspeed with the Broadway hit Thoroughly Modern Millie. You'll get a kick out of this dance-filled musical comedy running April 21 - July 2 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart Revisits His Friends in Agrabah
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

James Monroe Iglehart, the iconic originator of The Genie in ALADDIN, recently stepped down from the role that earned him a Tony in 2014. The actor will soon be joining the Broadway cast of HAMILTON as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. It seems, however, that Iglehart was feeling a little nostalgic as he announced on Twitter that he's on stage this weekend as Genie. Time to get some last minute tickets! (more...)

Photo Coverage: JEKYLL & HYDE Takes Opening Night Bows at the John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there! Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, JEKYLL & HYDE has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men, one a doctor, passionate and romantic, and the other, a terrifying madman, and two women, one beautiful and trusting and the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, 'This is the Moment,' 'Someone Like You' and 'A New Life.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of JEKYLL & HYDE Celebrates Opening Night at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was at the after party to celebrate the occasion.  (more...)

Michelle Wolf and Kevin Nealon Available at Comedy Works Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Michelle Wolf is available in studio Thursday March 23 as well as advance phoners and Kevin Nealon is available in studio Friday March 24 as well as advance phoners. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nathaniel Hackmann and More in JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents JEKYLL & HYDE, running now through Sunday, April 30, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, announces their 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood to be held this Saturday, March 18th, 2017 with doors opening to the red carpet at 6:30pm at the Gettysburg College Union Ballroom located on campus near Lincoln and College Avenues in Gettysburg. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces its First Autism-Friendly Performance at London's Prince Edward Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Disney's hit new musical ALADDIN, which opened in the West End in June 2016 is pleased to announce its first dedicated Autism-Friendly Performance will take place on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Tickets are now on sale. It follows the success of previous such performances at The Lion King, whose upcoming Autism-Friendly Performance on 4 June 2017 has now sold out. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at European Premiere of YANK! at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The long-awaited European Premiere of war-time love story Yank! is now open and running preview performances in Manchester ahead of its official opening on Wednesday evening, already standing ovations have taken place at each of the five preview performances. The musical will run until Saturday 8 April at Hope Mill Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jon Lovtiz to Headline Raue Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome Jon Lovitz for a night of comedy at 8 p.m. on April 8, 2017. Lovitz, who is best known for his Emmy-nominated run as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," has enjoyed a successful career in film, TV and stage for over 30 years. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 10- A Star is Born: Laura Benanti Debuts as Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2017

On this day in 1999, Richard Chamberlain and Laura Benanti joined the cast of the Broadway revival of The Sound of Music as the new Captain Von Trapp and Maria Rainer, succeeding Michael Siberry and Rebecca Luker in the roles. The two continued in the roles through the production's closing on June 20. 1999, after 533 performances. (more...)

HAMILTON, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Announced for Denver Center for the Performing Arts' 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts proudly announces the 2017/18 Broadway season, welcoming HAMILTON to The Buell Theatre February 27 through April 1, 2018. Joining HAMILTON for the full 2017/18 Broadway subscription season package is: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, FIRST DATE, WAITRESS, Rodgers & Hammerstein'sTHE KING AND I, Disney's ALADDIN, SCHOOL OF ROCK and ON YOUR FEET!. (more...)

FANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Margot Astrachan and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a developmental lab presentation of FANCY, a new musical, on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM and Friday March 17 at 11AM and 3PM at The Westside Theatre, downstairs (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Four-Time Tony Award Winner PIPPIN Coming to the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award®-winning musical PIPPIN - described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!" by NY1 - at the State Theatre for two shows on Sunday, March 26. (more...)

#HAPPY50ISH to Bring Hilarious Realities of Middle Age to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Emery Entertainment will present the off-Broadway comedy hit #HAPPY50ish at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for a limited engagement May 18 - 21. (more...)

MOTOWN UNPLUGGED: A LEGACY OF LOVE, Featuring Touring Cast, to Benefit BC/EFA in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cast members of the national touring production of Motown the Musical (coming to Detroit April 18 - 30 at the Fisher Theatre) will perform in a special concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Ferndale's Blessings in a Backpack. 'MOTOWN UNPLUGGED: A LEGACY OF LOVE' takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 18+ event. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!, THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET! and More Set for SHN's 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

SHN announced seven Broadway musicals coming to the SHN Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres that make up the 2017-2018 SHN Season.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Listen - Constantine Maroulis Shares New Single 'All About You'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

American Idol season 4 contestant and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis has released his newest single, 'All About You.' Written with Sam Hollander, the new tune is inspired by the singer's experiences growing up in New England. (more...)

Professional Dancers Society to Honor Carol Channing at 2017 Gypsy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Legendary performer Carol Channing has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. (more...)

Kevin Nealon Brings His Comedy to Ridgefield Playhouse 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Actor and stand-up comedian Kevin Nealon is best known as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live.' You've also seen him as Doug Wilson on the smash hit Showtimes series "Weeds," and he is a favorite of Adam Sandler's films such as "Happy Gilmore," "The Wedding Singer," "Joe Dirt" and "Little Nicky," among many others.  Now see Kevin Nealon return to his stand up roots when he brings a night of his signature comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m. as part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series.  (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Anthony Murphy, Isabelle McCalla, Jonathan Weir and More Celebrate ALADDIN's Chicago Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The North American tour of Disney's Aladdin celebrated its opening night in Chicago at Morgan MFG on Wednesday, April 19. The limited premiere engagement runs through September 10, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

THE WEDDING SINGER Starring Ray Quinn and Ruth Madoc is Coming to Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Dan Looney in association with Paulden Hall Productions, Tom O'Connell Productions, Jason Haigh-Ellery and Tim Lawson present The Wedding Singer. (more...)

Kevin Nealon Brings a Night of His Signature Stand-Up to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Kevin Nealon, The Saturday Night Live alum and television regular brings his signature brand of comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m. as part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series and is partially underwritten by Bruce Bennett Nissan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 19, 2017

It's 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns: Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancee dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Gets Concert at National Arts Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get a special concert presentation at theNational Arts Gallery (15 Gramercy Park South) on Monday, April 17 at 7:30 pm, before debuting a fully staged production at this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF). Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical has a book by Roger O. Hirson (Tony Nominee for Pippin) and music and lyrics by Barbara Carole Sickmen and will be directed by Paul A. Stancato (National Tours: Flashdance, The Lion King, The Wedding Singer) and Music Director Jesse Warkentin (National Tours: Wicked, Cinderella).   Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical is produced by Ron Sickmen. Tickets are FREE to the public but reservation are necessary, they can be made by emailingtheatre@thenationalartsclub.org. (more...)

NYC-Wide School Tour of 'LAND THAT I LOVE' Extends Again
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The city-wide school tour of Irving Berlin's Land That I Love, featuring music & lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin, The Wedding Singer, Elf the Musical), has extended its performance schedule for the second time due to popular demand and strong audience response, with support from NYC Council Member Vincent Gentile. (more...)

Ruth Madoc Replaces Barbara Rafferty in THE WEDDING SINGER in Glasgow, Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Scottish actress Barbara Rafferty has unfortunately had to withdraw from the role of Grandma Rosie in the musical The Wedding Singer due to personal circumstances. (more...)

Rub That Lamp for Day-of-Show Rush Seats at ALADDIN in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced the premiere engagement of the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Aladdin will offer day-of-show rush tickets in Chicago for all performances, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11. (more...)

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