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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."


BWW Review: The Ordway's Fan-Freakin-Tastic JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Closes this Weekend - Don't Miss It!
by Jill Schafer - Jul 28, 2017

The Ordway's recent string of excellent locally produced Broadway sized musicals continues with the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and it's fan-freakin-tastic. Unlike the Ordway's last original, West Side Story, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is not one of my favorites; I've only seen it once before and never really listened to it. So I went into the show with mostly fresh eyes. I still think the piece is a bit weird, but there's something kinda fabulous about it. And the number one reason to see the show at the Ordway is this mostly local cast that is absolutely spectacular. The show is completely sung through, most of it at full volume, and everyone in the lead and featured roles just knocks it out of the park. And every member of the 30+ person ensemble (including several sweet-singing children) completely gives it their all. Notably, this cast is racially diverse (including an African American Jesus), a beautiful example of color-conscious casting by the Ordway. (more...)

Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Something Rotten, and More! (more...)

Season Highlights, Natascia Diaz, Erin Driscoll and More Set for Signature Theatre's 2017 Open House Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its doors for its annual Open House on Sunday, August 6, for an all-day extravaganza full of live performances and arts events across six different stages. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY At Lyric Theatre Brings Surprising And Profound Depth Alongside Exquisite Dancing
by Ronn Burton - Jul 27, 2017

This updated retelling of Romeo and Juliet is set in 1950s New York City, yet its themes of racism and hatred of anything deemed "different" ring especially true in today's political climate, sadly. West Side Story is a compelling reminder of just how much hatred, prejudice, and ignorance can destroy what we all hold so dear. One of Lyric's most fully realized productions I can think of in recent memory¬Ödo yourself a favor and allow the message of this piece to penetrate your heart and mind - for truly great art has the power to influence the world. (more...)

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres Present MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres are back at it again with another stunning theatrical spectacle and musical theatre favourite, Miss Saigon. (more...)

Andrew Bain Brings LANZA to the Bridewell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

LANZA charts the life of sensational 1950's singer and movie star, Mario Lanza. More than a tribute show, he comes alive to set the record straight, weaving together personal reminiscence and song. (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

They're So Fetch! Meet MEAN GIRLS' Plastics and Friends/Enemies!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

In celebration of today's announcement, we're rounding up past performances from the new cast so that you can meet the Plastics and friends/enemies! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Photo Flash: STAGES presents 9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A bright and brand new production for STAGES St. Louis, Dolly Parton's smash hit 9 to 5, The Musical makes its STAGES debut at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Join three female coworkers in the Rolodex era as they explore friendship and revenge. You will laugh, cry, and ultimately cheer their exploits as they discover the joys of working 9 to 5. This show will run from July 21st through August 20th. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Announces LENNY & STEVE A Tribute Concert 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Olivier Award winner, West End and Broadway star, and director of the Huntington's Merrily We Roll Along, Maria Friedman brings her critically acclaimed solo show Lenny & Steve: The Music of Bernstein & Sondheim to the Huntington for a one-night only concert event on Monday, September 18 at 7:30pm, accompanied by her longtime collaborator, musical director and pianist Jason Carr. This special cabaret will take place at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway By the Bay presents NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Broadway By the Bay continues its 2017 Season with NEXT TO NORMAL, running August 11 - 27, 2017 at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

Agatha Christie's Mystery APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH Up Next at CRT!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

For the fourth show in their 46th annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the psychological thriller "Appointment With Death" adapted by Agatha Christie from her novel. Performances will run from August 2nd - 12th with evening show times at 7:30 PM.  Matinees are available on August 4th, 8th and 9th at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org.  CRT administration warns that this is the ONLY website that is approved to sell CRT tickets.  Other third-party websites will charge up to four times the set ticket price; ticket buyers are encouraged to call or go directly to cortlandrep.org to purchase tickets. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for Paper Mill's 2017-18 Season, Featuring THE HONEYMOONERS, HALF TIME and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced that tickets for its 2017-2018 season will go on-sale to the public on Monday, August 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: Manila-Bound WEST SIDE STORY; Show Runs 8/10-27
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 26, 2017

The international touring company of the beloved classic musical "West Side Story," which features music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, will come to The Theatre at Solaire (Aseana Avenue, Solaire Resort and Casino) next month, August 10-27. (more...)

Blair Brown, Tedra Millan and More to Lead Simon Stephens' ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD at the Atlantic; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody). (more...)

The Muny's A CHORUS LINE Takes Over BWW on Twitter and Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Join BroadwayWorld on Instagram and Twitter today as Ian Paget and Holly Ann Butler take us behind the scenes of The Muny's production of A CHORUS LINE. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Karen Ziemba and More Set for 'Broadway Close Up' Series at Merkin Concert Hall; 2017-18 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2017-18 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals with celebrations of the fruitful partnership between STEPHEN SONDHEIM and HAROLD PRINCE, the musicals of LEONARD BERNSTEIN and JERRY HERMAN, and performances by Tony winner KAREN ZIEMBA and KATE BALDWIN. (more...)

Danbury's Musicals at Richter to Continue 33rd Season with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating 33 seasons as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its 2017 offerings with 'Seussical,' the effervescent musical featuring the beloved characters and stories of Dr. Seuss, which plays July 28 - August 12. (more...)

COCA Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

COCA is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 COCA Presents season, which will run from October 20 - July 28, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at New London Barn Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

New London Barn Playhouse presents West Side Story, running now through August 6, directed by Keith Coughlin and choreographed by Michael Jablonski, with music direction by Jonathan Parks. Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, West Side Story features book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SMTC Adds Performance of WEST SIDE STORY Due to Ticket Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Due to ticket demand, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company has added a Sunday evening performance of their upcoming production of West Side Story, at Tempe Center for the Arts  (700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe AZ), playing August 17 - 20, 2017. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Announces 2017 Dionysos Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2017 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 23. The theatre honored 21 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. (more...)

EVITA's Dee Roscioli to Return to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Broadway actress Dee Roscioli returns to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for one night only in concert on July 31 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

'CHITA & TUNE' to Launch Kean Stage's 2017-18 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Kean Stage, a presenter of world-class performances, continues to bring an impressive line-up of award-winning artists, engaging family events, dynamic dance companies and multicultural music and shows to Kean University as part of its 2017-18 Season. (more...)


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Ruth Eckerd Hall presents DANCE TO THE MOVIES on 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Dance To The Movies, the new, high octane stage hit with special guest star Lesley Ann Warren, Dancing with the Stars Pros, So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol finalists on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 29 at noon. (more...)

BWW Vlog: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Casa Ma√Īana! Vlog #2: Meet Charlie H. Ray!
by Casa Manana - Jul 24, 2017

Catch up with Charlie H. Ray. Charlie plays Andrew Jackson in this years Apprentice Program! Some of Charlie's previous credits include Rock of Ages (Franz), Children of Eden (Adam/Noah), Next to Normal (Gabe), The Sound of Music (Rolf), West Side Story (Big Deal), and more. This is Charlie's sixth and final Apprentice Program production! (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans including Kirsten Scott, Jamie LaVerdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony-Award nominee Josh Young, Director Seth Sklar-Heyn and Set and Projection Designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

BWW Review:Broadway's James Snyder Performs Engaging SOLILOQUY
by Don Grigware - Jul 24, 2017

Actor/singer James Snyder premiered his touring cabaret show Soliloquy at the Catalina Jazz Club under the prolific banner Chris Isaacson Presents Thursday July 20. Snyder is one of those handsome Broadway leading men whose magnetic appeal is greatly assisted not only by boyish charm but more importantly by an infectiously off beat sense of humor, unpredictability...and... he has one of the most beautifully powerhouse tenor/baritone voices onstage anywhere. I can only think of one or two others who fill the bill as completely well as Snyder. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia Murney
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 24, 2017

On Monday, July 24, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Julia Murney. Murney discusses growing up in New York City where she attended La Guardia High school during the year and the famed Stagedoor Manor during the summer. (more...)

BWW Review: Jacksonville's Youth Rumble in WEST SIDE STORY at SMTE
by Heather Vollman - Jul 22, 2017

For 12 years running, the FSCJ Artist series and the Wilson Center for the Arts has produced an Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience. This year brings West Side Story, a mammothly essential piece of work to all musical theatre lovers. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story is often heralded as a top 5 work of theatre. The show runs through July 30th, and tickets are available here. (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green Joins TIM REALBUTO & FRIENDS SING JEANINE TESORI at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Jenna Leigh Green is most known to television audiences as Sabrina Spellman's nemesis Libby Chessler on three seasons of the hit ABC sitcom 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.' She played the role of Heather in the Touchstone Pictures release 'You Again' opposite Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Betty White. Ms. Green also recently appeared opposite James Franco in the film 'I Am Michael.' (more...)

BWW Review: 'Extra, Extra!' NEWSIES is a Runaway Hit at Red Mountain Theatre.
by David Edward Perry - Jul 21, 2017

'Newsies' is an pulse pumping musical that inspires you to stand up for what's right and fight for a cause you believe in. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Stage 2 to Present WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following in the footsteps of PARADE, CHESS  and IN THE HEIGHTS; this summer White Plains Performing Arts Center STAGE 2 will present the ground-breaking musical masterpiece, West Side Story, running July 28-30 and August 4-6. (more...)

Michelle Veintimilla joins the cast of WOMEN OF THE WINGS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Michelle Veintimilla joins the cast of WOMEN OF THE WINGS: A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS at Feinstein's/54 Below on August 4th! (more...)

NYO-USA to Make Inaugural Tour to Latin America This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

This summer, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, featuring 115 outstanding young musicians from across the country, comes together for its fifth year of extraordinary music making, culminating in the orchestra's first-ever tour of Latin America. NYO-USA's 2017 Latin America tour takes place from July 26 through August 4 with orchestra performances in Guadalajara, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador; and Bogota, Colombia, including side-by-side musical collaborations with fellow young musicians in all three tour countries. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arizona Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Humble paint store clerk by day, stallion dance king by night, Tony Manero lives for Saturday night at the disco! Based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon starring John Travolta, this mega-musical explodes with breathtaking and dazzling choreography and songs from the chart-topping soundtrack including "If I Can't Have You" and "Disco Inferno." Catch the fever all over again! (more...)

BWW Review: ¬"Best of Broadway' brings out the best of the Cleveland Orchestra and Festival Chorus at Blossom
by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2017

A massive Blossom crowd, a nearly full amphitheater and a lawn in which not a blade of grass was not the covered with blankets, table cloths, lawn chairs and people, came out to hear the 'Best of Broadway,' a series of groovy music, jive, jazz, tin pan alley and ballads from the golden years of musicals performed on the Great White Way. (more...)

Diversionary presents MANTRAP As Part of its Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Diversionary presents ManTrap as part of our Cabaret Series. One of San Diego's most accomplished choreographers Michael Mizerany (known to Diversionary audiences for his work on Hot Guys Dancing and In The Va Va Voom Room) presents an electrifying night of dance with his company Compulsion Dance & Theatre. Michael completes his Man Dance Series with the premiere of ManTrap. This new work joins the pieces critically acclaimed works Manhandled, Via Dolorosa, UnCoupling and Man Clan for an unforgettable and sensuous evening of dance. (more...)

Lions and Tigers and Bares, Oh My! Theme Announced For WEST END BARES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Now in its eighth year as the West End's hottest annual fundraiser, join the cast of WEST END BARES as they strip off to see the Wizard in WEST END BARES: RUBY STRIPPERS at The Novello Theatre on Sunday 29 October with performances at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. (more...)

BWW Previews: WEST SIDE STORY at MasterCard Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

West Side Story will come to the MasterCard Theatres at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore this fall.  (more...)

BWW TV: A Princely Tune - Listen to Jason Robert Brown's Overture for THE PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2017

Below, watch as Brown plays the overture to the show, which incorporates songs from all of Prince's hits! (more...)

BROADWAY DREAMS to Return to Charlotte with a Terrific Broadway Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Broadway Dreams has partnered with the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Central Piedmont Community College on the return of their annual Summer Intensive, July 29 - August 5, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. Lead by an all-star roster of Broadway's brightest stars and industry professionals, Charlotte's rising stars will participate in a week-long intensive focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance. The week will culminate in two public performances of a unique Broadwaystyle cabaret, allowing students to perform alongside their Broadway idols. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

BWW Review: The Hills Are Alive, Once Again, with the THE SOUND OF MUSIC Courtesy of Playhouse Square
by Roy Berko - Jul 19, 2017

The hills are alive, once again, with the 'Sound of Music' courtesy of Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH (more...)

Marin Alsop Leads NYO-USA and Music Educators in a Free Pop-Up Concert in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This Saturday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m., conductor Marin Alsop will lead an orchestra and chorus of more than 165 people, including members of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and music teachers from around the country, in a free pop-up performance in Times Square as part of Carnegie Hall's Summer Music Educators Workshop. The program will include John Adams's Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Bernstein's "Somewhere" from West Side Story (with an orchestra and a chorus made up of music educators). Ronnie Oliver, Jr. will also lead the choir of music educators in David Lang's make peace and Ernani Aguiar's Salmo 150, and Nicole Mitchell will lead a creative ensemble in improvised works. (more...)

Tony Kushner 'Exploring the Story' with New WEST SIDE STORY Script
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In a recent interview with Daily Beast, playwright Tony Kushner chats about one of his current projects- West Side Story. Kushner is rewriting the book for the classic movie for director Steven Spielberg. Don't expect any changes to the score, however. "I am not touching in any way the greatest score of a musical ever written,' says Kushner. 'I love the [1961] film. Who doesn't? I am not changing the story, the setting, the period. It is still the Upper West Side in the late 1950s, but I'm exploring the story.' (more...)

Bryan Fenkart and Emily Walton to Star in Goodspeed's New Musical DARLING GRENADINE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The world of a charming songwriter is on the rocks in Daniel Zaitchik's contemporary new musical Darling Grenadine. (more...)

Stephen Bogardus to Star in SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Musical Adaptation at Delaware Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Delaware Theatre Company captures lightning in a bottle with the World Premiere musical adaptation of Something Wicked This Way Comes, based on the classic best-selling novel by Ray Bradbury. The spine-tingling tale of a traveling carnival that mysteriously arrives in a small town is woven on stage with music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill (Broadway: The Story of My Life). (more...)

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