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Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes OverMegan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- New PHANTOM, James Barbour!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- New PHANTOM, James Barbour!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 9, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's newest leading man, James Barbour. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Majestic Theatre, some of his career highlights, and so much more! (more...)

Steven Berkoff & Shobu Kapoor Set for DINNER WITH SADDAM at Menier Chocolate FactorySteven Berkoff & Shobu Kapoor Set for DINNER WITH SADDAM at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Steven Berkoff and Shobu Kapoor return to the stage to play opposite Sanjeev Bhaskar in the world premiere of Anthony Horowitz's new play Dinner with Saddam.  The production, directed by Lindsay Posner, opens on 22 September, with previews from 10 September, and runs until 14 November. (more...)

FringeNYC 2015 Reveals Overall Excellence Award Winners!FringeNYC 2015 Reveals Overall Excellence Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

 Winners of the 2014 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at Drom in New York. As selected by an independent panel of over 30 theater professionals, the winners are as follows: (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present STUDIO SONGBOOK, 9/11-13Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present STUDIO SONGBOOK, 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

After extended, completely SOLD-OUT performances of  "Martin Preston as "LIBERACE"", Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents Studio SONGBOOK", starring Susan Falcone, Michael D'Aquino, and Scott Greenberg of "Cover to Cover"", in a nostalgic musical journey through the decades, celebrating "the Music of Our Lives." in alimited THREE performance engagement  September 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2015 (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Molly Smith directs her 30th production as Artistic Director of Arena Stage with a gritty and relevant take on the Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!, blending the chaotic worlds of 19th-century Victorian London with 2015 London. Smith's new in-the-round staging infuses a modern edge to the classic musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and conmen, highlighting the disparity between classes and dangerous life on London's streets today. Featuring a remarkable score including 'You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,' 'Consider Yourself,' 'Where is Love?' and 'Food, Glorious Food,' Oliver! runs October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in JapanJason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now, the show's official website has unveiled the Act I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway DebutVIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway Debut
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

Copeland launched her own YouTube channel called 'Misty on YouTube'and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look as she prepares for her Broadway debut. (more...)

Handful of FringeNYC Shows Selected to Receive Additional PerformancesHandful of FringeNYC Shows Selected to Receive Additional Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) announces the productions selected for its newest program: FringeFAVE. On August 30th, one final performance slot in each of the 17 theaters hosting the festival has been given to the best-selling show in that venue. Tickets for all of these 'favorite' shows are now on sale at www.FringeNYC.org. (more...)

Greg Kotis' PIG FARM to Receive West End Premiere, October 21Greg Kotis' PIG FARM to Receive West End Premiere, October 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dead Posh Productions¬†is thrilled to be bringing¬†Pig Farm,¬†by Tony Award¬ģ¬†winning writer¬†Greg Kotis,¬†to the¬†St. James Theatre¬†for its¬†UK¬†Premiere. Dead Posh Productions will be co-producing alongside¬†Julian Stoneman Associates, who brought the smash hit¬†Urinetown¬†The Musical,¬†by the same author¬†and¬†to the same theatre, before its transfer to the Apollo Theatre.¬†Pig Farm¬†has a limited run¬†at the St. James Theatre from¬†21 October¬†until¬†21 November, with press¬†night on¬†28 October.¬†The creative team and full casting will beannounced in due course.¬† (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Ballerina Misty Copeland Take First Broadway Bows in ON THE TOWN!BWW TV: Watch Ballerina Misty Copeland Take First Broadway Bows in ON THE TOWN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 26, 2015

Beginning last night, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: She's One Helluva Gal- Misty Copeland Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN!Photo Coverage: She's One Helluva Gal- Misty Copeland Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 26, 2015

Beginning last night, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6.  (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid!  Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Ballet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN TonightBallet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Beginning tonight, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway DebutSTAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway Debut
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Misty Copeland never intended to work on Broadway, but now that she's here she's chronicling every graceful step in a video series, MISTY ON THE TOWN. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist BarriersPHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist Barriers
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Why Broadway's original Miss Turnstiles' father could not attend her 1944 opening night. (more...)

Select FringeNYC Shows Moved to SoHo PlayhouseSelect FringeNYC Shows Moved to SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

After a week of air-conditioning problems at The Lynn Redgrave Theater that caused some performances to be canceled and others to be performed with only work lights, FringeNYC has moved 8 of its shows to SoHo Playhouse. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This FallGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Wyn Wilson, Michael Mittman, Rachel King & More in URINETOWN at The Barn Stage CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at Wyn Wilson, Michael Mittman, Rachel King & More in URINETOWN at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Urinetown continues The Barn Stage Company's 2015 Summer Series. After working on the national tour of MURDER FOR TWO and Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, J. Scott Lapp returns to The Barn Stage Company directing this hilarious tale about the lack of water in a mythical town. The Barn Stage Company's engagement began performances on August 20 and will run through August 30, 2015, in the newly renovated Truax Building in Old Town Temecula. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/24/2015 - LOVE & MONEY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/24/2015 - LOVE & MONEY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LOVE & MONEY opens off-Broadway, NEWSIES reunite and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Tribute Gene Kelly With Special Performance for His BirthdaySTAGE TUBE: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Tribute Gene Kelly With Special Performance for His Birthday
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2015

In honor of Gene Kelly's 103rd Birthday, ON THE TOWN cast members Eloise Kropp and Cory Lingner have recreated the song and dance number 'Main Street' from the film version of ON THE TOWN. Check out the performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage, plus a shot of the team on opening night, last night, August 21, 2015. The cast and crew gathered at Bintliff's Restaurant in Ogunquit for a lively after party! (more...)

Is THE STING Heading to Broadway by Creatives from URINETOWN and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE?Is THE STING Heading to Broadway by Creatives from URINETOWN and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

According to Deadline, a new set of con-artists is on its way to Broadway. The Sting, the 1973 Academy Award-winning film, is being adapted into a stage show by Tony winners Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf), Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann (Urinetown). (more...)

BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2015

Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Copeland performing the Miss Turnstiles ballet sequence - watch her run the gamut of styles (to perfection) in the number below! (more...)

DADDY'S BOY World Premiere Set for NYC Dream Up Festival, 8/30-9/6DADDY'S BOY World Premiere Set for NYC Dream Up Festival, 8/30-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2015 presents Daddy's Boy, a world premiere play written by Cristian Avila where the wrestling ring becomes a battleground sexuality, family and identity. Avila directs a cast of eight, including David Conrad Brouillard, Julia Gyory, Aya Esther Hayashi, Jonathan Palmiotti, Christopher Staley*, Kyle Stockburger, Rachel Wharton, and Nick Zale. Six performances will be staged at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from August 30-September 6, 2015. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

NC Theatre Features Broadway Cast for INTO THE WOODS, 10/20 - Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Laurel Harris, Jennifer Cody and More!NC Theatre Features Broadway Cast for INTO THE WOODS, 10/20 - Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Laurel Harris, Jennifer Cody and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Raleigh, NC- North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is thrilled to announce a strong mix of Broadway and regional talent in the casting of Into The Woods, playing October 20-25, 2015 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

WHO'S YOUR BAGHDADDY? to Open Off-Broadway Next MonthWHO'S YOUR BAGHDADDY? to Open Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The new musical by Marshall Pailet (Claudio Quest, Triassic Parq) and A.D. Penedo (The Three Times She Knocked), Who's Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started The Iraq War, will get its Off-Broadway premiere this Fall. Directed by Marshall Pailet with musical direction by Rona Siddiqui and choreography by Misha Shields, Who's Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started The Iraq War is based on a screenplay by J.T. Allen and will begin performances on September 26; opening October 17 and initially running through November 22, 2015 at the Actors Temple Theater (339 W 47th St.). Tickets are on sale at whoisyourbagdaddy.com and $47.50 ($15 during previews). (more...)

Photo Flash: Jiggly Caliente Visits RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Jiggly Caliente Visits RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Jiggly Caliente, celebrity drag queen and TV star ("RuPaul's Drag Race," "Broad City"), attended Off-Broadway's smash hit RUTHLESS! The Musical on August 10th and happily mingled with the cast after the show. The performance was a special benefit for Narcissistic Fibrosis, a cause which was at the center of Ms. Caliente's 2009 campaign landing her the coveted title of Ms. Universo Latina Plus. (more...)

Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Holmes, Amy Spanger & Allison Case to Join Company of MATILDA!Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Holmes, Amy Spanger & Allison Case to Join Company of MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Beginning September 8, the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL will welcome Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps, Allison Case as Miss Honey, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood, and Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood. They join a principal cast that features Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, and the four girls sharing the title role: Mattea Conforti, Rileigh McDonald, Mimi Ryder, and Alexandra Vlachos. (more...)

Jonathan Butterell, Marc Elliott and More Lead UK's SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, Sept. 8 - Full Cast Announced!Jonathan Butterell, Marc Elliott and More Lead UK's SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, Sept. 8 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's Off-Broadway hit See What I Wanna See, which will receive its London Premiere in a limited 4-week run at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 8 September to Saturday 3 October, with a press night on Friday 11 September, 7.30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Navy Vets Celebrate 70th Anniversary of WWII's End at ON THE TOWN!Photo Coverage: Navy Vets Celebrate 70th Anniversary of WWII's End at ON THE TOWN!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 17, 2015

Over the weekend, WWII Navy veterans Ray and Ellie Williams led the Times Square Alliance's "Kiss-In"  to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. At the special event, hundreds of people re-enacted the legendary lip-lock  between a U.S. sailor and nurse, captured forever on the cover of LIFE Magazine. The famous victory kiss occured on August 14, 1945 on Military Island, at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets. Afterwards the couple stopped by the Lyric Theatre to continue in the theme of the day by catching a performance of ON THE TOWN. Check out photos of Ray and Ellie with the cast below! (more...)

Sally Mayes, Daniel Jenkins & More to Star in SMALL TOWN CONFESSIONS at The BeechmanSally Mayes, Daniel Jenkins & More to Star in SMALL TOWN CONFESSIONS at The Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere of Phil Geoffrey Bond's play, Small Town Confessions, for two performances only: (more...)

EDINBURGH 2015- BWW Reviews: URINETOWN, Assembly Hall, August 16 2015EDINBURGH 2015- BWW Reviews: URINETOWN, Assembly Hall, August 16 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 17, 2015

Urinetown is a rampant riot of a show that tells the tale of a town fit to burst. Peeing is a privilege and no relief is rent free, until hero Bobby Strong arrives to start a revolution. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

STAGES St. Louis welcomes back its red-hot award-winning smash hit The Full Monty! Featuring a powerful story with enduring characters, this hilarious, yet heartwarming musical comedy will run September 4 - October 4 at the Robert G. Reim theatre in Kirkwood.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 8/15 Part 2- CINDERELLA Tour, Plus Regional Productions of TITANIC, URINETOWN, and MorePhoto Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 8/15 Part 2- CINDERELLA Tour, Plus Regional Productions of TITANIC, URINETOWN, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 15 #SIP round-up! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/15-8/16/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/15-8/16/2015
by - Aug 16, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 16, 2015 - Sunday, August 16, 2015. (more...)

The Barn Stage Company Presents URINETOWNThe Barn Stage Company Presents URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, Cabaret at The Merc's Summer Series returns August 20th with the irreverent and award-winning musical Urinetown. The show runs Thursday-Sunday for two weekends at The Truax Building in Old Town Temecula. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next WeekOgunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage August 19 to September 19. This high voltage rock 'n roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' 'Fever,' 'Folsom Prison Blues,' 'Hound Dog' and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

Photo Flash: BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Stars Visit RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Stars Visit RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The cast of Off-Broadway's smash hit RUTHLESS! The Musical met the stars of the live dance sensation BALLROOM WITH A TWIST, which is currently touring the country. And the sparks flew! It was a love-fest for the talented showmen and women after the August 10th performance of RUTHLESS! when the stars of both of both shows mingled and posed for photos. Scroll down for backstage shots! (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

Photo Flash: FringeNYC's 2015 Shows Ring the NASDAQ Closing BellPhoto Flash: FringeNYC's 2015 Shows Ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, kicks off its 19th Annual Festival tomorrow, August 14, running through August 30, 2015. This year, festival productions including SHAKE THE EARTH, ELEPHANTS AND OTHER WORLDLY DILEMMAS and THE GAP among other rang the NASDAQ closing bell today to commemorate the festival's August 14th opening. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Songs from FIDDLER, CABARET, PHANTOM and More Set for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in JapanSongs from FIDDLER, CABARET, PHANTOM and More Set for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now, the show's official website has unveiled the Act I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 12th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 12th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 12, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Idina Menzel and Broadway In Chicago will shake Millennium Park this weekend! The Improvised Sondheim Project, the 'Grease' sing-along and 'Urinetown' have two performances, while 'H2$,' 'Miss Saigon' and 'South Pacific' each play three weekends. Plus dueling 'Spamalot's, and the sixth anniversary of 'The Showtune Mosh Pit!' (more...)

Cast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This FallCast Set for American Premiere of TRUCK STOP at Crowded Fire Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team and dates for the American Premiere of TRUCK STOP by Lachlan Philpott, opening Monday October 5, 8 pm running through October 24 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Directed by Marilee Talkington, this production marks Lachlan Philpott's first fully produced play in the United States. Philpott is an award-winning playwright in Australia whose plays have been extensively developed at American theaters including San Francisco's ACT, Crowded Fire Theater and the Magic. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN TonightNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On The Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Irreverent Musical URINETOWN Comes to Cabaret at The Merc, 8/20-30Irreverent Musical URINETOWN Comes to Cabaret at The Merc, 8/20-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, Cabaret at The Merc's Summer Series returns in August with the irreverent and award-winning musical Urinetown. The show runs Thursday-Sunday for two weekends at The Truax Building in Old Town Temecula. This 2002 Tony Award winning comedy satirizes the legal system, social irresponsibility, populism, and corporate mismanagement. Urinetown will be directed by J. Scott Lapp, with Musical Direction by Taylor Peckham and choreography by Chelsea Nicole. (more...)

Eric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway This FallEric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

With over 50 million copies sold worldwide, John Gray's 1992 NY Times Best-Seller, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is one of the most read self-help books in the world, helping men and women enrich their personal relationships. Celebrated playwright Eric Coble (Broadway's The Velocity of Autumn) has adapted Gray's principles into a hysterical and inspiring night of theatre called … Men are from Mars -- Woman are from Venus LIVE!   (more...)

Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADYCast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! Performs in Bryant ParkPhoto Flash: Cast of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! Performs in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The stars of Ruthless! The Musical appeared at 'Broadway in Bryant Park,' presented by 106.7 Lite FM, last Thursday, August 6th. Kim Maresca,Paul Pecorino, Tori Murray, and Rita McKenzie performed with composer Marvin Laird at the keyboard. (more...)

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