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Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041

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More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. Tonyģ Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurentsís Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. WEST SIDE STORY remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of WEST SIDE STORY recently won the 2010 Grammyģ Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."


ARU Presents MAKE THEM HEAR YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Artists Rise Up, a newly formed collective of artists working to produce charity events featuring talent from the vast Bay Area community of theater and performing arts, presents its inaugural offering: Make Them Hear You; A Concert Celebrating Human Rights and the American Dream, a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: He's Back in the Building! Go Inside Rehearsal for ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by TV - Press Previews - May 27, 2017

Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. Directed by Broadway veteran Don Stephenson, with choreography by Melissa Zaremba, and music direction, arrangements and orchestrations by Benjamin Rauhala, performances are set to begin Thursday, June 1, 2017 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 15, 2017. Ryan Conway serves as Executive Producer. (more...)

New London Barn Announces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

For 85 years, the New London Barn Playhouse has been a vital part of the Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley communities, enriching the summer months with an annual season of top-quality, professionally-produced classic and contemporary musicals and plays. After their record-breaking 2016 season was honored with the New England Theater Conference's prestigious Moss Hart Award for Excellence in Professional Theater, now the Barn is gearing up to cross another milestone with their 85th consecutive summer season in 2017! (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

Thomas Williams, Holland Vavra to Lead All-Houston Cast in PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) introduces the fully Houston-based cast and creative team for the upcoming production of PIPPIN.   (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Yesenia Ayala
by Caryn Robbins - May 26, 2017

Today, Yesenia Ayala speaks exclusively to BWW about making her Broadway debut and living out her own 'American Dream.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Janique Charles On Joining THE LION KING
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2017

Actress Janique Charles was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She moved to the UK to join the touring cast of The Lion King in 2013, and is now playing Nala in the West End production. (more...)

Roberto Araujo Joins IN THE HEIGHTS Today
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

???????Roberto Araujo is set to join GALA Hispanic Theatre's production of In The Heights as Piragua Guy from tonight, May 25 to May 28. (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY to Bow Next Month at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  (more...)

Media Theatre Presents ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'Always, Patsy Cline' is the hit show with songs made famous by the legendary country singer. It's on stage at The Media Theatre June 15 to July 2, starring Broadway's Jenny Lee Stern. Performaces are Thursday nights at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin Returns to The Metropolitan Room with a New Show this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Stanley Martin has been performing onstage since the age of five and professionally since the age of 10. He is  currently ,as well as the original Broadway cast member,  in the Hit Broadway musical 'Aladdin'.  (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir to Perform PAPER MILL SINGS Concert at NJ's Hamilton Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is thrilled to announce a special performance on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8:00pm featuring the 2017 Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir in their fully-staged concert event 'Paper Mill Sings' at the Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamiton Street in Rahway, NJ. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir to Perform PAPER MILL SINGS at Hamilton Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is thrilled to announce a special performance on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8:00pm featuring the 2017 Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir in their fully-staged concert event 'Paper Mill Sings' at the Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamiton Street in Rahway, NJ. This song and dance extravaganza will feature production numbers from popular Broadway shows including Newsies, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, The Wiz, A Bronx Tale, Disney's High School Musical, Annie, Sister Act, and more. The program will also feature pop favorites from Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, ABBA and Pentatonix. This is the second year of Paper Mill Playhouse's featuring its newest ensemble Voices of Paper Mill, which will be performing 'extreme acapella' in the style of the recent 'Pitch Perfect' films. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center. (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Hit Utah Cultural Celebration Center's Outdoor Amphitheater
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

A timeless classic, West Side Story tells the story of star-crossed lovers caught in a turf war between rival ethnic gangs, played out in the streets of Manhattan. Come sing along with the Grammy-winning score, which include classics 'Something's Coming,' 'Maria,' 'America,' 'Somewhere,' 'Tonight,' 'I Feel Pretty,' 'Jet Song,' and 'Cool. (more...)

VIDEO: Ana Villafane, Sergio Trujillo and More Talk Value in R.Evolucion Latina's 'Faces of Broadway,' Episode 2
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

R. Evolucion Latina continues to celebrate and inspire with the motto 'Dare to go Beyond.' In this second episode of 'Faces of Broadway' they explore the question of being valuable. See what Broadway Artists had to say as they explored their relationship to their art and their humanity in the video below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2017

Today's subject Natascia Diaz is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the whore with a heart Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Joe Calarco. The production runs through July 2nd. Previously she appeared at Signature in West Side Story, The Threepenny Opera (2015 Hayes Award nomination), and Kiss of the Spider Woman. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2017

Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. Directed by Broadway veteran Don Stephenson, with choreography by Melissa Zaremba, and music direction, arrangements and orchestrations by Benjamin Rauhala, performances are set to begin Thursday, June 1, 2017 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 15, 2017. Ryan Conway serves as Executive Producer. (more...)

Miami Music Festival Announces Official 2017 Program Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Miami Music Festival (MFF), an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians to work with mentors and gain performing experience, announces the lineup for the 2017 season from June 6 through July 30, 2017 at various venues in Miami. In its fourth season, MMF will host young artists from around the world selected from top conservatories and universities. MMF receives nearly 1,500 international applicants each season with only a small portion selected for participation through a rigorous audition process. (more...)

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE to Feature Dances by Feld, Careless and More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE, called 'a New York City treasure' by The New York Times, makes its annual visit to The Joyce for six performances, June 8-11.   The remarkably poised, scrupulously schooled, and impeccably rehearsed whiz-kids, numbering 60, ages 11-17, will delight audiences young and old with Feld classics Meshugana Dance and The Jig is Up, along with two Feld works created especially for Kids Dance: Upside Dance and the new Pointing, a premiere for four young ladies en pointe.  (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), currently producers of the Tony-nominated 'Indecent,' and the company responsible for last season's hit musical 'The Golden Bride,' kicks off its record-making 103rd consecutive season with 'Amerike - The Golden Land,' a high-energy musical journey of the American immigrant experience. (more...)

Theatre in the Park to Open 48th Season with SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail play out in the hysterical musical SPAMALOT, the season opener for Theatre in the Park opening Friday night, June 2. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Comes to Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

One of the UK's best-loved plays, Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, has gone into rehearsals at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. The show will open the theatre's summer season in June. (more...)

Len Cariou, Michael Cerveris and More Join Irish Rep's SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced more performers for SONDHEIM AT SEVEN, this season's Gala Benefit production, on Tuesday, June 13th at 7 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW Interview: Elhaq Latief, Rising Star in Town!
by Yuliani Supandji - May 22, 2017

For Jakartans' musical aficionados and theater-goers, 'Elhaq Latief' is already a familiar name. He is still young, but he has a long line of theater credits for Directing, Choreographing and Acting. (more...)

BWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The Armory
by Scott Rawson - May 22, 2017

    Grover's Corners is of course the backdrop to the romance of George Gibbs (Jon Churchwell) and Emily Webb (Amanda Rodriquez). With minimal set to interfere with the actor's ability to carry the story the play moves along initially at a refreshing small-town pace. (more...)

Casting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High School
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Pocket Universe will present a new, all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Middle of the Night) as Brutus, Dea Julien (West Side Story 1st Nat'l Tour, Blueprint Specials) as Julius Caesar, Violeta Picayo (BEDLAM's Sense & Sensibility, RadioBABEL) as Mark Antony, Madeline Wolf (Fun Home on Broadway, Normativity) as Cassius, Miranda Cornell (Alter Ego, #Blessed) as Casca, and Amie Tedesco (Lemon Sky, Any Day Now) as Lucius. All other roles will be played by members of the company. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

WCPE FM Recognizes Memorial Day
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

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The New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Opens This Weekend at Rahway's Hamilton Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 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.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.hhwts.com. (more...)

Williamson Trade School Student Assist The Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Williamson Trade School, located just five minutes from The Media Theatre, had a busy crew at what has become known as Delaware County's only professional music theatre. This was during its second annual Community Service Week, May 15-19. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Continues at The Media Theatre Through 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Media Theatre has the legendary musical "West Side Story" April 19 through June 11. With a book by Arthur Laurents and a sweeping score from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the musical is often referred to as one of the all-time greats in the Broadway canon. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, ¬ďResurrection,¬Ē as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. (more...)

The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

OLD, FAT & F*CKED! NOW WHAT? to Debut at Montreal Fringe This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

How do you grow old and fat when you are a gay man living in a community where being young and slim is the official standard of attraction? Puelo Deir's latest comedic show tackles this struggle with humour, wit, and raunchy autobiographical anecdotes. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nicholas Edwards, Ari McKay Wilford, Natascia Diaz and More in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and Tim Rice (Evita, Chess), featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story comes to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Chita Rivera, Complete With Frills and Feathers, Entertains In Café Carlyle Run
by Ashley Steves - May 17, 2017

¬ďShouldn't I be somewhere at 8:00?¬Ē That is a fair reaction for the Chita Rivera to have to once seeing boards and bus ads for CHIGAGO, BYE BYE BIRDIE, and West Side Story a few years back while they were all simultaneously running, a story she regaled the audience with in the intro to her WEST SIDE medley at the Caf√© Carlyle last week. When your name has become synonymous with iconic shows, maybe as iconic as the shows themselves, you have somewhere to be at 8:00¬Ö and people will be there to see. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir to Perform Tunes from NEWSIES, A BRONX TALE and More in Morristown
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

ThePaper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir brings their fully-staged concert show "Paper Mill Sings" to the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre on Sunday, May 21, at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for UK and Ireland Tour of MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As rehearsals begin, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce final casting for the UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON. Ryan O'Gorman will play 'John', and Marsha Songcome will play 'Gigi' until 1 August when Na-Young Jeon will take over the role. (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at St. Luke's Theatre Adds New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The long running Off-Broadway production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe has announced Rachel Osterhus has joined the cast as Lucy/White Witch opposite Jesse Corbin.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 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, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

VIDEO: See Nicholas Edwards and More in Highlights from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and Tim Rice (Evita, Chess), featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story will come to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. Watch highlights from the show in the new trailer below! (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Comes to Casa Manana This June
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Casa Ma√Īana Theatre wraps up its 2016-17 Broadway season with ¬†the Tony Award-nominated Broadway Musical Rock of Ages, June 3-11, 2017. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam. (more...)

BWW REVIEW : WEST SIDE STORY AT GRAHA BHAKTI BUDAYA, at Taman Ismail Marzuki
by Albertus Raynaldi - May 15, 2017

Under the roof of Jakarta Performing Arts Community (JPAC), Director Fonnyta Amran and the rest of her team from the production succeeded in bringing Jakarta theatre goers to Graha Bhakti Budaya, Taman Ismail Marzuki to see West Side Story from the 12th to 14th May 2017. This mammoth of JPAC's 8th production which was fully licensed by the MTI (Musical Theatre International) managed to swoop the audience off their feet and take them to America. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Erin Schwab
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 13, 2017

The Ordway's latest BROADWAY SONGBOOK features HOLLYWOOD TO BROADWAY and this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug features the delightful Erin Schwab, who shares some of her favorites and aspirations as the show begins a five performance run, May 14- 21. (more...)

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