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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.

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based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Itís got rock. Itís got gospel. Itís got soul. And oh my, the dancing! In a dream collaboration, Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the cityís oldest continuously operating dance company, fill the Wyly Theatre with dancing, singing and laughter for the dazzling musical that won seven Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 1975. Featuring Brierley Resident Acting Company members Liz Mikel and Hassan El-Amin, this eye-popping, high-energy family hit starts with a tornado and keeps lifting from there, as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion ďEase on Down the RoadĒ and ultimately learn thereís no place like home.



New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Sets Pre-New York Run in Rahway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, will get a pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: See New Stills of Kokandy's THE WIZ, Extending One Week at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Due to popular demand, Kokandy Productions hit revival of The Wiz will add one additional week of performances, extending through April 23, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a fresh batch of production photos below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 30th, 2017 - THE HAIRY APE at the Armory and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 30, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE HAIRY APE, starring Bobby Cannavale, opens tonight at Park Avenue Armory! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Presents Kenny Leon with Mr. Abbott Award
by Walter McBride - Mar 30, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City earlier this week. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from inside the ceremony below! (more...)

'Over The Rainbow', THE WIZ Among Titles Added to National Recording Registry
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 29, 2017

Judy Garland's 'Over the Rainbow' Barbra Streisand's 'People' and the original cast album of Broadway's The Wiz are among the 25 titles which will be preserved by the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry for 2016. (more...)

Virginia Stage and NSU Theatre to Present THE WIZ This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Two of Hampton Road's leading performing arts organizations are teaming up to bring the seminal American musical, The Wiz, to downtown Norfolk. More than 50 performers and 20 technicians are working to make this musical the largest spectacle to hit the Wells Theatre in years. The collaboration between the companies is a landmark partnership for Hampton Roads. (more...)

NBC Exec and Broadway Producer Robert Greenblatt Joins Center Theatre Group's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Center Theatre Group welcomes NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt to its Board of Directors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

Writers of Color to Stand in the Spotlight in Musical Theatre Factory's LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory has announced that it will present 'LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING'on April 12th at 9:30PM as the next offering in its lineup of Joe's Pub Concert Series. (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...)

GOLDISOCKS AND HER THREE BEARS Tell Fabulous Tales of Drag Queens, Bears, and Shade, Oh My!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Has this administration got you down? Tired of folks telling you which bathroom to use? LGBTQ friends rejoice - this show lets you exercise your rights as patriots to resist, stand up, and be counted (while looking fabulous doing it)! (more...)

Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Asmeret Ghebremichael has joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She began performances this week. (more...)

SPEECH & DEBATE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out This Month; Pre-Order for Kristin Chenoweth Track!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sycamore Pictures has just announced the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for SPEECH & DEBATE will be released by Broadway Records. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

NYMF Adds Shows, Readings, Concerts and More to 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today further selections for 2017 NYMF. (more...)


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Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Tommy Tune Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and host for TUTS' 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

ANASTASIA Original Broadway Cast Recording Coming in June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Just announced, the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Anastasia will be released by Broadway Records.  (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

Umphress, Harcourt, Park and More Cast in Douglas Carter Beane's HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 7, 2017

Umphress, Harcourt, Park and More Cast in Douglas Carter Beane's HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Actors from Around the Globe to Bring Drama, Laughs and Rain to Berkeley Rep in MONSOON WEDDING World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full and final casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

Everything is Groovy at Musical Monday & Tuesday at MTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming Musical Monday & Tuesday, April 17 and 18. April's program will feature tunes from Tony nominated musicals of the 1970s juxtaposed with the top radio tunes of the decade. Songs from The Wiz, Ain't Misbehavin', The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and more ~ paired with pop hits made famous by Queen, Simon & Garfunkel, Galdys Knight, and others! (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 Theater Series with a new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a story of an African-American seamstress living in 1905 New York City pursuing her dreams of love and independence. Directed by Jade King Carroll, Intimate Apparel will run from May 5 to June 4. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits to Close 4th Season with ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. (more...)

Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins Join Billy Stritch in HAVEN'T WE MET? at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Broadway performers Aisha de Haas and Capathia Jenkins will return in tandem with pianist/singer/musical director Billy Stritch in "Haven't We Met?" (more...)

Urban Stages to Honor Designer Tony Walton with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill will celebrate 'The Magic of Set and Costume Design' by presenting the 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning legendary set and costume designer Tony Walton presented by Broadway, television and film star Melissa Errico ('Billions', My Fair Lady, High Society, Encores' Do I Hear a Waltz?) at their gala benefit at the Boathouse in Central Park at 6:30PM on May 15, 2017. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 8th Annual Orpheum Theatre High School Musical Theatre Awards; Ceremony Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On¬†Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, students and supporters from 35 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 8th¬†Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, and Dean Film & Video.¬† Modeled after the Tony¬ģ Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Broadway Noire to Celebrate African American Culture in MAKE THEM HEAR YOU at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Derrick Byars and the cast of Make Them Hear You will bring their celebration of African American culture in musical theatre to Feinstein's/54 Below! Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway Noire on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. Directed and Produced by Byars, Make Them Hear You follows the musical journey from the 1920's through the present and shows how we have made them hear us!  (more...)

Second Baptist's THE BOY FRIEND Tops 2017 Tommy Tune Awards at TUTS; See the Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the winners of the 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BOY FRIEND, LES MISERABLES, SWEENEY TODD and More Win Big at 2017 Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) just announced the winners of the 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards, and BroadwayWorld is excited to share photos from the ceremony below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

HAMILTON Helmer Thomas Kail to Direct Upcoming WWII Drama 'Silver Wings'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tony Award-winning HAMILTON director Thomas Kail will develop to direct the drama that follows the true story of WWII's Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the first women to ever fly for the US military. (more...)

Announcing the 3rd Annual CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST: Duets Edition!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik is pleased to announce the 3rd annual CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health on Monday, May 15 at 8 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. Featuring 40 award-winning musical theater performers from across Chicago and musical direction by Aaron Benham, this year's benefit will feature a record number of performers and a brand new theme: Duets! Tickets, priced at $25, are currently available at uptownunderground.net or by calling (773) 867-1946. Uptown Underground is a 21+ venue; advance reservations strongly recommended. (more...)

THINGS TO RUIN: The Songs of Joe Iconis will Bring Musical Theater Songs to ¬"Chicago's Original Punk Bar¬"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, who earned a Jeff Recommendation for their first eligible production, the remounted and extendedHigh Fidelity: The Musical; will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

Bed-Stuy Restoration Launches Restoration Art & Unveils Newly Renovated Billie Holiday Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Forged in the kiln of the civil rights movement and birthed in the midst of urban decay, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), founded in 1967, celebrates its 50th anniversary in Central Brooklyn, home to the largest Black community in the United States. With a deepened and renewed commitment to supporting revolutionary art makers and protecting sustainable art spaces, Restoration launches the dynamic 21st century creative complex: RestorationArt.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Virginia Stage and NSU Theatre's THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Two of Hampton Road's leading performing arts organizations are teaming up to bring the seminal American musical, The Wiz, to downtown Norfolk. More than 50 performers and 20 technicians are working to make this musical the largest spectacle to hit the Wells Theatre in years. The collaboration between the companies is a landmark partnership for Hampton Roads. (more...)

Harlem Repertory Theatre 's WIZARDS OF OZ Extends Through 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

To share a very popular show with wider audiences, Harlem Repertory Theatre and the Yip Harburg Foundation will extend their co-production of 'The Wizard of Oz' through September 9, 2017 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Paper Mill Will Honor Chita Rivera at 2017 Gala; THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 12, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Joins Line-Up of Tony-Winning Artists Performing On Blue Note At Sea '18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit HAMILTON, for which he took home both a Tony (for Best Actor in a Musical) and a Grammy (for Best Musical Theater Album), is set to bring his jazz chops to the forefront when he performs with his band on Blue Note at Sea '18. (more...)

Huntington to Honor Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter at 2017 SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 39,000 annually. (more...)

VIDEO: You're Gonna Love Her- Watch Olivier Winner Amber Riley Sing DREAMGIRLS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2017

On Sunday night she took home an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and she isn'y going anywhere. Below, watch as DREAMGIRLS leading lady Amber Riley steals the show as she performs Effie's iconic number- 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. to Bring Jazz Chops to BLUE NOTE AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton, for which he took home both a Tony (for Best Actor in a Musical) and a Grammy (for Best Musical Theater Album), is set to bring his jazz chops to the forefront when he performs with his band on Blue Note at Sea '18. (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the concert series Music Mondays, on Monday nights in July and August at 8 pm. (more...)

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