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1564 Broadway at 47th

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Inspired by the words of Will Rogers and Betty Rogers

The Will Rogers Follies focuses on the life and career of

famed humorist and performer Will Rogers (ďOklahomaís

favorite sonĒ). Using the Ziegfeld Follies as a backdrop,

Follies describes the episodes of Rogersí life in spectacular

production numbers and conveys the personality of

this quintessentially American figure using snippets of

his famous homespun style of wisdom and common

sense. Follies was the winner of the Tony and Drama

Desk Award for Best Musical.


Vital Theatre Company's STINKYKIDS, THE MUSICAL to Return Off-Broadway This Fall
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 8, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY has announced the return of its hit production of STINKYKIDS, THE MUSICAL, which won an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show in 2012. With book and lyrics by Sammy Buck and music by Daniel S. Acquisto, the musical is based on the books by Britt Menzies. Michael Schloegl directs. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty and Dee Hoty to Star in Two River Theater's THE LION IN WINTER; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SISTER ACT at the Mainstage Theatre at the Springer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Sister Act,' the hit Broadway musical adapted from the hit Whoop Goldberg movie about a singer who witnesses a hit and hides in a convent among the nuns, is getting ready to hit the Springer. The musical has lots more singing, dancing and laughs than the movie and the excitement of seeing the story unfold live. 'Sister Act' opens Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Mainstage Theatre at the Springer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below (more...)

Cady Huffman to Bring TOM BOY, SHOW GIRL to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cady Huffman in 'Tom Boy, Show Girl' on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9:30pm.  (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company to Present THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES in August
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Will Rogers Follies is a show about Will Rogers - a unique American, who, though he died in 1935, remains a beloved figure remembered for his humor, his wisdom, and his just plain common sense. At the heart of his populist philosophy was his most famous statement: "I never met a man I didn't like." Rogers became the biggest, most popular, and highest paid star of every existing medium of his time - stage, screen, radio, newspapers, and public appearances. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Sting's THE LAST SHIP to Make Regional Debut in Salt Lake City This Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah's premier professional theatre, will open its 2016-17 season with the THE LAST SHIP, the new musical with music and lyrics by the pop superstar Sting and book by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. PTC's production will be the first since the show's Broadway run in 2014-15. (more...)

Tommy Tune to Bring TAPS, TUNES & TALL TALES to Landmark on Main
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Raise the roof! Broadway's tallest tapper is coming to the Landmark on Main Street in TAPS, TUNES & TALL TALES on Friday, April 15 at 8 PM. (more...)

2016 Tommy Tune Awards Nominations Announced; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and presenters for TUTS' 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. Co-hosts for this year's awards ceremony include Sarah Pepper and Jim Bernhard. Pepper is a host on Hot 95.7. Bernhard has written several original productions that have debuted at TUTS and authored the organization's theatrical history book, 'Stars In Your Eyes'. (more...)

TUTS Announces Nominees for 14th Annual Tommy Tune Awards, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and presenters for TUTS' 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. Co-hosts for this year's awards ceremony include Sarah Pepper and Jim Bernhard. Pepper is a host on Hot 95.7. Bernhard has written several original productions that have debuted at TUTS and authored the organization's theatrical history book, "Stars In Your Eyes". (more...)

Stage Icon Tommy Tune Working on New Broadway Musical After Signing with New Agent
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2016

He's back! Ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune (that's a well-deserved mouthful!) is collaborating with a Tony-winning playwright on the musical adaptation of a book and major film set in 'the world's fastest-growing film market,' according to Deadline. (more...)

Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/18/16- Sutton Foster
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2016

Happy Birthday, Sutton Foster! Foster's portrayal of Reno Sweeney in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Anythng Goes earned her the 2011 Tony Award Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Sutton also starred on Broadwayas Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical, for which she was honored with Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Prior to that, Sutton was Inga in the Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein, Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, LA Ovation Award) and Jo March in Little Women: The Musical (2005 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations). She is the recipient of the 2002 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Awards for her performance as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a role she created in the 2000 La Jolla Playhouse premiere. (more...)

Tony Winner Cady Huffman to Join SHEAR MADNESS; Play to Transfer to Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, have announcde that Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman will join the cast of Shear Madness beginning June 20th. Cady will assume the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated by Lynne Wintersteller. Also joining the cast that day will be Jonathan Randell Silver, most recently seen in Please Continue at Ensemble Studio Theatre, who will assume the role of Mike Thomas, currently played by Ethan Dubin. (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Carradine on the New Encores! Cast Album of PAINT YOUR WAGON
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 3, 2016

The cast album from City Center's 'Paint Your Wagon', starring Carradine, has just come out. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Cady Huffman in SHEAR MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, are proud to welcome Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman to the cast of Shear Madness. Cady assumes the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated by Lynne Wintersteller. Also joining the cast is Jonathan Randell Silver, most recently seen in Please Continue at Ensemble Studio Theatre, who will assume the role of Mike Thomas.  Adam Gerber, who created the role of Mike Thomas, has replaced Jeremy Kushnier in the role of Eddie Lawrence. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Open Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's stunning masterpiece about love, inspiration, and "the art of making art." Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music) will direct. Performances will run September 9 - October 16, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Tony Winner Cady Huffman Joins Cast of SHEAR MADNESS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Shear Madness welcome Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman to its cast of beginning tonight, Monday June 20th. Cady will assume the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated by Lynne Wintersteller. Also joining the cast tonight will be Jonathan Randell Silver, most recently seen in Please Continue at Ensemble Studio Theatre, who will assume the role of Mike Thomas. (more...)

Breaking News: Robert Fairchild, Mara Davi, Jason Tam, Sabrina Bryan & More Will Lead A CHORUS LINE at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Casting for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of¬†A Chorus Line,¬†which won the Tony¬ģ Award for Best Musical, has been announced:¬†Sabrina Bryan¬†as Valerie Clark,¬†Robert Fairchild¬†as Mike Costa,¬†Spencer Liff¬†as Larry,¬†Ross Lynch¬†as Mark Anthony, in addition to¬†Mara Davi¬†as Maggie Winslow,¬†Denis Lambert¬†as Gregory Gardner,¬†J. Elaine Marcos¬†as Connie Wong,¬†Jason Tam¬†as Paul San Marco, and¬†Leigh Zimmerman¬†as Sheila Bryant. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Michelle Dawson, Sean Hayden & More to Star in MAMMA MIA! at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA!  Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Ends 13th Mainstage Season with CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) concludes its thirteenth Mainstage season with the ingenious, award-winning crime noir musical City of Angels, directed by Bill English. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Cyndi Lauper's History-Making KINKY BOOTS Win, 2013
by Michael Dale - Jun 10, 2016

Cynd iLauper is the first woman to win the Tony for Best Score without a male partner. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With BRIGHT STAR's Dee Hoty
by Michael Dale - Jun 1, 2016

The two-time Tony nominee takes questions from Facebook users before the Wednesday matinee. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Premieres at Music Circus this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award¬ģ-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 of¬†George 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." (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia to Star in WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Music Circus' CABARET, Starring Robin De Jesus, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robin De Jesus, Kaleigh Cronin, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More in CABARET at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic CABARET. Performances began last night and will continue through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Theatre Titan James M. Nederlander Passes Away at 94
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

According to the New York Post, Broadway James M. Nederlander passed away last night, July 25. He was 94 years old.  (more...)

Of Thee We Sing! BroadwayWorld Salutes America with an Independence Day Roundup!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

July Fourth is at last here, marking the official start to summer 2016. While there will be plenty of time today for fireworks and sparklers, real theatre fans know that there is no better way to celebrate our country's birthday than with a salute to a truly American institution- Broadway! (more...)

SEUSSICAL, Hit Musical Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss, Has Music Circus Premiere on 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible. (more...)

CABARET, Starring Robin de Jesus and Kaleigh Cronin, Coming to Music Circus This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic Cabaret. Performances are Tuesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 31 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS, Starring Cady Huffman, Returns Tonight at New Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Shear Madness, the hit comedy whodunit, resumes performances at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street) tonight, Friday July 15th. (more...)

Bloom & Wolf's INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL to Play MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Midtown International Theater Festival (MITF) presents Insomnia with music and lyrics by Charles Bloom and book by Theo Wolf. Ovi Vargas directs a cast of seven, including Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland* (Bway: The Music Man, Peter Pan). Insomnia is being staged at the Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street in New York City from August 2-7, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of SEUSSICAL at Music Circus - Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical. Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany characters imagined by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Created by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), this is one visit to the doctor that neither kids nor parents will mind, an enchanting musical where anything's possible.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, Sharon Wilkins, John Treacy Egan, Bets Malone and More in SEUSSICAL at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical Seussical, playing now thru July 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Presents THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

The Will Rogers Follies is a show about Will Rogers - a unique American, who, though he died in 1935, remains a beloved figure remembered for his humor, his wisdom, and his just plain common sense. At the heart of his populist philosophy was his most famous statement: 'I never met a man I didn't like.' Rogers became the biggest, most popular, and highest paid star of every existing medium of his time - stage, screen, radio, newspapers, and public appearances. (more...)

45 Tommy Tune Awards Schools Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the 45 Houston area high schools participating in the 2017 Tommy Tune Awards. This year will mark the Tommy Tune Awards 15th Anniversary. Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

Broadway In Chicago to Dim Marquee Lights to Honor James M. Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

?Broadway In Chicago and the Broadway community mourn the loss of Chairman of the Nederlander Organization, theatre owner/operator, producer and presenter James M. Nederlander, who passed away on July 25 at age 94 by honoring the Broadway tradition of dimming the marquee lights. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Will Be Honored at Creative Alternatives of New York's THEATER & THERAPY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Broadway stars will come together for a special evening to help raise funds and awareness for Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY), a leading organization known for its innovative use of drama therapy to empower children and adults who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. (more...)

Broadway's an Open Book: Bookwriters From ON YOUR FEET!, TUCK EVERLASTING, ALADDIN, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, JERSEY BOYS and DISASTER! Talk About Creating Musicals
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

Writers seeking fame and recognition are generally advised to steer clear of the task of writing books for Broadway musicals. Regarded by theatre insiders to be perhaps the most vital, yet most underappreciated element of a successful musical, the book oftentimes receives the least credit when a musical's a hit, but is the first thing blamed if it's a flop. (more...)

TOMMY TUNE AWARDS Winners Announced; Muhammad Yunus and Noelle Flores to Compete at The Jimmy's, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the cancellation of the 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards ceremony yesterday due to Houston's emergency level of flooding. However, the winners of the Tommy Tune Awards, along with scholarship recipients, were announced on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page at 8 p.m. yesterday evening by MC Sarah Pepper of Hot 95.7. (more...)

TUTS Announces 2016 Tommy Tune Award Winners After Flooded-Out Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the cancellation of the 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards ceremony yesterday due to Houston's emergency level of flooding. However, the winners of the Tommy Tune Awards, along with scholarship recipients, were announced on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page at 8 p.m. yesterday evening by MC Sarah Pepper of Hot 95.7. (more...)

Tommy Tune Named Guest of Honor of Shea's 90th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Shea's Buffalo Theatre has announced that 10-time Tony Award Winner, Tommy Tune, will be coming to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Shea's Buffalo Theatre this Saturday, April 16th, 2016! (more...)

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