Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/29; MAMMA MIA! at The Muny, MARY POPPINS with Kara Lindsay, CABARET at Music Circus & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Raleigh, Sacramento, St. Louis and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include MAMMA MIA! at The Muny, MARY POPPINS in Raleigh, and CABARET at California Music Circus, just to name a few. (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...)

BWW Review: Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Peter Nason - Jul 29, 2016

The powerhouse Courteney McClutchy and the lovely Katie Davis lead the cast in this enjoyable version of the classic Disney musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: We're Not in Kansas Anymore: A Chat with STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Star and Creator Todrick Hall
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 28, 2016

Following his stint as a semi-finalist on American Idol, Todrick has not only become a YouTube sensation, but he's redefined the genre. He's currently touring the country with a concert version of his new visual album, Straight Outta Oz, which will be at DC's Howard Theatre on Monday, August 1st. (more...)

BWW Review: 11th Annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY - Opening Weekend Celebrating Napa's Finest Wines and Cuisine with Music, Theatre, Fitness and More
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 27, 2016

The 11th annual FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY just wrapped up a ten day celebration, serving up a smorgasbord of Napa's finest cuisine, 100 wineries, stars of music, Broadway, TV, opera, classical, dance, fitness and more. Over 60 events spanned the 10 day festival, enriching art, fitness and local community programs. Opening weekend featured a star-studded lineup of Broadway and TV star, Kristin Chenoweth, brilliant pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, and celebrated opera singer Kathleen Battle, along with the signature 'Taste of Napa' event and 10K/5K Sun Run through the Napa vineyards, not to mention patron dinners, after parties and more! (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

NewArts Announces Its Summer 2016 Season: Featuring Nearly 200 Newtown Area Children
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit theatrical production organization in Newtown, CT, is producing its sixth and seventh shows for its summer, 2016 season incorporating nearly 200 children from the Newtown area onstage, backstage and in the orchestra as a continuation of its mission to use the performing arts to promote healing and strength. NewArts was founded by local parent, Michael Baroody, M.D. and brings in a talented team of nearly 20 theatre professionals including Broadway-level directors, choreographers, music directors, designers, producers, and technicians to guide the children in this endeavor of creativity, collaboration and community. (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...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

TOUCH, with ONCE's Katrina Lenk, Coming to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

59E59 Theaters welcomes Libra Theater Company with TOUCH, written by Toni Press-Coffman and directed by Nathaniel Shaw. TOUCH begins performances on Thursday, August 18 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 4.  Press opening is Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: Magical THE WIZARD OF OZ at Theatre By The Sea
by Andria Tieman - Jul 26, 2016

It's a bit of a risky proposition to take on a classic story that is a huge part of most people's childhoods. Do you try to change it up? Do you try to keep it true to the movie or book? How do you capture the wonder that a child would feel seeing it for the first time?  I don't know exactly how one does that, but Theatre by the Sea certainly managed it handily with their new production of The Wizard of Oz.  Even a story as well-known as The Wizard of Oz seemed fresh and new but still perfectly timeless.  Fantastic performances, amazing vocal talents and elaborate sets and special effects take this world of imagination and bring it right to life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night! (more...)

BWW Preview: Each Show in Fox Cities P.A.C.'s 2016-2017 Broadway Season is Sure to Delight Audiences
by Meredith Kreisa - Jul 25, 2016

Fox Cities P.A.C.'s 2016-2017 offers quantity and quality. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Calls Artists to Create 2017 Season Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

2017 marks South Bend Civic Theatre's 60th anniversary season. To help us celebrate six decades of community theatre, we are inviting local artists to collaborate with us to create original artwork for six of our productions in the 2017 seasons. (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater Announces 2016-17 Youth Theater Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport (Kevin J. O'Neill, Managing Director and Richard T. Dolce, Producing Artistic Director) announces its 2016-2017 Youth Theater Season, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Jellicle Cats Come Out to Play for Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 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! This week's edition features some backstage shots from the Broadway company of Cats, Finding Neverland and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Theatre By The Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Theatre By The Sea's production of The Wizard of Oz is playing now through August 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious "All The Great Books (abridged)" by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble members Miranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes.  This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy "The Complete History of America (abridged)," which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by ReEd Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble membersMiranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes. This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy 'The Complete History of America (abridged),' which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

Cast Announced for Children's Theatre Company's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present the audience favorite Cinderella, starring CTC Acting Company member Traci Allen Shannon in the title role. The entire CTC Acting Company stars as well with Reed Sigmund and Dean Holt playing Cinderella's stepsisters, Dorcas and Pearl, Autumn Ness playing the Stepmother, and Gerald Drake playing Lord High Chamberlain. CTC's 15/16 Performing Apprentice China Brickey will perform as the fairy godmother. David L. Murray,Jr (upcoming Theater Latte Da's Ragtime) will debut at CTC as Prince Eric. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Starts Rehearsals with a Bark at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Dress rehearsals for this year's Stage Experience production of The Wizard of Oz started off with a bark today as cast members welcomed a real life Toto to the stage of Theatre Royal. After weeks of searching for the perfect Cairn Terrier, Angus, who lives with Sara Hollaran and Eunice Smith of Pollock, Glasgow got stuck into life as an actor this morning ahead of the curtain going up on Oz tomorrow at 7pm. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Happy 50ISH! to Return to NYC at The Triad This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

HAPPY 50ish!, the mid-life musical comedy is back by popular demand, beginning August 12, 2016 at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

Broadway Bootcamp's THE WIZ to Open This Weekend at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway Bootcamp as part of Manatee Performing Arts Center's Conservatory Program presents The Wiz! (more...)

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce the first two productions of its 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with a revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard's quintessential American drama TRUE WEST, directed by James Yost. The production will feature Shattered Globe Ensemble Members Joseph Wiens, Kevin Viol and Rebecca Jordan with Rob Frankel.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players GUYS AND DOLLS
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 18, 2016

The Grandview Carriage Place Recreation Community Theatre presented 'Guys and Dolls' July 15 thru 17th. The cast of all ages and wonderful talents took the audience back in time to a simpler and more glorious era. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ and BRING IT ON to Play The Redhouse Arts Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents two familiar and popular summer shows in an alternating schedule: Bring it On the Musical and The Wizard of Oz. Both productions feature a cast of professional actors along with child actors from the Redhouse Theatrical Institute. Performances run alternating days July 28th through August 13th.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Morgan Reynolds of THE WIZARD OF OZ Tour - An Exclusive Look at 8 Months on the Road, Filmed 1 Second Each Day
by Guest Blogger: Morgan Reynolds - Jul 18, 2016

The Wizard of Oz NORTH AMERICAN TOUR played its final performance on Sunday, July 17 at the Straz Center in Tampa, FL.  During the tour, Morgan Reynolds (Scarecrow) took fans on a backstage journey down the yellow brick road.  Here is the final installment: An incredible look at 8 months on the road, captured in a second each day.  Check out the video below!  (more...)

[TITLE OF SHOW] Returns to London For a Three-week Run at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

[Title of Show] Returns to London for a 3 week run at Waterloo East Theatre from 6th - 25th September 2016. Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm. Full price £20 / Conc. £18 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 7/17/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/17/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Meet the Cast of Little Radical Theatrics' OLIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Don't miss those seen here and the rest of the superbly gifted multi-generational cast of Oliver! in this unique production. Oliver! runs from July 21st-July 24th at the Grinton I Will Library, located at 1500 Central Ave Yonkers NY. This is a truly special take on this beloved classic show.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, NBC's THE WIZ LIVE garnered six Emmy Award nominations. Below, return to the magical land of Oz with video and photos from the Emmy-nominated broadcast! (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WOZ: A ROCK CABARET with Guest Star Andre De Shields
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

After selling out shows across Chicago, "WOZ: A Rock Cabaret," is back by popular demand for five performances only now through July 17, 2016 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original "The Wiz" (1975). The press opening is tonight, July 15 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre's DREAMGIRLS opened June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book byTom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Rivertown Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

As the final production for the 2015 - 2016 season, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is proud to present one of the most beloved musical tales from film, 'The Wizard of Oz' performed live by adults and children on the Main Stage now through July 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life July 8 through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT springs to life now through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (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...)

Full Casting Announced for Northern Broadsides/York Theatre Royal Production of WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal are delighted to announce full casting for their forthcoming touring production of J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lyrissa Leininger & Michael Kennedy of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Jul 13, 2016

One important and valuable aspect of Cabrillo Music Theatre's long tenure in Ventura County is its devotion to casting talented young local performers in as many of its productions as it can. Cabrillo's casts are usually laden with a mix of professional Equity lead performers, local and regional talent from Southern California (and sometimes elsewhere), but especially home-grown youngsters. We spoke with two of the latter during a rehearsal session recently, Lyrissa Leininger, 16, and Michael Kennedy, 19, who have already gotten their feet wet (an appropriate pre-requisite for The Little Mermaid!) in a number of Cabrillo productions. (more...)

MenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Under the direction of Artistic Director Bob Gunn, MenAlive -- now celebrating 15 seasons as Orange County's first and only Gay Men's Chorus -- will present a spectacular song-and-dance extravaganza showcasing some of Broadway's best musicals of the past 15 years... the very same time frame (from 2001 to 2016) of MenAlive's very existence. (more...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

VIDEO: Zachary Levi Talks Wrapping SHE LOVES ME: 'It Was a Wonderful Experience'
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Zachary Levi took over hosting duties for Hoda Kotb on this morning's TODAY on NBC. The Tony nominated actor opened the show by speaking with co-host Kathie Lee Gifford about his experience starring in Roundabout Theater Company's SHE LOVES ME on Broadway. (more...)

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse to Present THE WIZARD OZ, 7/21-9/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is proud to present the Royal Shakespeare Company version of 'The Wizard of Oz' by Frank Baum with book adaptation by John Kane and with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.  This adaptation follows the famous MGM musical the closest of any stage adaptation.  This production is the last show of Candlelight's award-winning Season 8 and plays July 21 through September 11, 2016. (more...)

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