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BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Chris Isaak at the Pantages Tickets Go On Sale Friday, 6/23 at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor and talk show host CHRIS ISAAK, and his band Silvertone, return Minneapolis for one night only at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.??????? (more...)

Rachel Tucker to Appear in a Unique Fundraiser at Bridge House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

For one evening our joint artistic director Rachel Tucker brings her critical acclaimed cabaret to the Bridge House Theatre with a unique twist. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Shoshana Bean and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA at The 5th Avenue Theatre this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

An additional lineup of Broadway stars and some of America's finest actors has been announced to perform at the special one-night-only edition of Concert for America. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

'The Wizard of Oz,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Foundation, will now close August 20, 2017 after 26 performances.  A previously scheduled September 9 performance has been canceled. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has been extended twice. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Offers NYMF Sneak Peek Tomorrow Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

Araca Group and Dramatists Play Service Launch THE HOLLYWAY COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked, Disgraced) today announced plans to launch a collection of Hollywood-inspired stage plays to be licensed to professional and amateur theaters around the world.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

Guest Blog: Passport to China Days 1 & 2
by Guest Blogger: Passport to Broadway - Jun 21, 2017

Two days after Typhoon Merbok descended on Guangdong province, three theatre professionals from New York descended on the American International School of Guangzhou to begin a ten-day intensive program for twenty-nine students from the fourth to the twelfth grade. In our first three days, we cast each participant and taught all the music and half the staging and choreography for our hour-long show. Much like the rain, our pace was strong and driving, and much like the ninety-degree temperatures, our energy was high and sweat-inducing. (more...)

Classic Musicals Get Improv Twist in 3 BLOCKS FROM BROADWAY at The Annoyance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

From Cats and A Chorus Line to Heathers and even Wicked, the Musical Improv team 'Rhyme & Punishmint' has mastered the art of creating feature-length shows in the various styles of Broadway's favorite musicals. Now they are ready to bring Broadway to Belmont with their feature length improvised musicals, opening today, June 22nd at the Annoyance Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Bares Goes Back to School at Strip U!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

A spirited audience of thousands went back to campus with stripped-down collegians who offered a sexy lacrosse scrimmage, a Pavlovian psychology experiment, a pumped-up pep rally and a fierce feminist studies class at Broadway Bares: Strip U, this year's edition of the annual highly choreographed, highly produced striptease spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. (more...)

Shakespeare By The Sea to Open MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) is proud to announce the opening of MACBETH, one of Shakespeare's most dramatic and thrilling plays, during its 20th Anniversary Season this summer. Helmed by Ovation Award-winner, Stephanie A. Coltrin, audiences will be drawn in by this potent political story of a legendary king beginning June 22 in San Pedro. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer Unveiled for European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2017

WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. The show has been adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, the creators of Godspell and Rags, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg. (more...)

Nick Adams to Lead ON THE TOWN at The Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

On the Town, The 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best New Musical Revival opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, June 28 and runs through July 15. (more...)

Follow The Yellow Brick Road To Southport Theatre with THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Regal Entertainments are delighted to announce that their 2016 smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz will be visiting Southport Theatre from Tuesday 24 - Thursday 26 October and tickets are on sale now! (more...)

BWW Feature: A NEW BRAIN by Apprentice Company Alumni at Aurora Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - Jun 20, 2017

Aurora Theatre gives youthful ensemble, led by Patrick Schweigert, a chance to shine in A NEW BRAIN as part of the 2017 Apprentice Company Alumni summer series. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/13/2017 - 6/20/2017
by - Jun 20, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/13/2017 - 6/20/2017. (more...)

Star-Studded Line-up Announced for West End Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Giles Terera and Danielle Tarento are presenting a West End fundraising gala evening of song, dance and comedy for the hundreds of families made homeless and the relatives of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire. (more...)

Review Roundup: Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Will Return to Spread Christmas Cheer at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

ELF The Musical at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Back by popular demand, this limited holiday engagement begins Wednesday, December 13 and will run through Friday, December 29, 2017. Tickets are available to the general public on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00AM. (more...)

Photo Flash: The King Was in the House at ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The King was in the in the house, last night. The cast of the new Off-Broadway musical Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) welcomed Elvis Impersonators to the show, now in performance through September 24, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from their visit below! (more...)

IT'S A WOMAN'S WORLD to Bring Female Fortitude to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

They've got the MUSIC, they've got the BEAT, and they've got the FUNNY FEELING it's going to be one hell of a LADIES NIGHT OUT! (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

BWW Review: CARRIE THE MUSICAL at SNAP! Productions
by Natalie McGovern - Jun 19, 2017

Modern, bloody, edgy, and not for the faint of heart. A musical take on Stephen King's horror classic Carrie with an all-star, stellar cast. (more...)

VIDEO: School Fundraiser! Watch Highlights - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U Raises Over $1.5M for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

A spirited audience of thousands went back to campus with stripped-down collegians who offered a sexy lacrosse scrimmage, a Pavlovian psychology experiment, a pumped-up pep rally and a fierce feminist studies class at Broadway Bares: Strip U, this year's edition of the annual highly choreographed, highly produced striptease spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Herbert Paine - Jun 19, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre's production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, directed by Bobb Cooper, features an enchanting array of young talents. The show, which runs through June 25th at the Herberger Theater Center's Center Stage, is perfectly suited for the entire family and guaranteed to fix a permanent smile on their faces. (more...)

BREAKING: It's Coronation Day! See Photos from FROZEN's First Day of Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

It's coronation day! Today marks the first day of rehearsal for Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, which will join Disney hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre. See brand-new photos of the cast and creatives prepping to bring Disney's latest classic to the Broadway stage below!   (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA & More Join the 2017 Broadway in Bryant Park Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The best of Broadway will perform for FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2017' - a lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 17th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 10. (more...)

BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 6/19 to 6/25
by BWW Staff - Jun 19, 2017

Published every Monday, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Alan Cumming Stars in Emotional Drama AFTER LOUIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The new drama AFTER LOUIE follows Sam (Alan Cumming), an artist and activist who lived through the early years of HIV/AIDS - a man scarred and still struggling with survivor's guilt. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Brelby's Allegiance to THE PLEDGE Yields Magical Results
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jun 19, 2017

Megan O'Connor's The Pledge is a startlingly clever new play that opened last Friday at Historic Downtown Glendale's Brelby Theatre Company. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/19; Post Tony Awards Edition
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 6/18/2017. (more...)

Prepare Ye for the Smash Hit Musical GODSPELL on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Now is your chance to experience the dazzling power of the musical Godspell on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's stage for two performances only: Saturday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 2 at 2 p.m. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: June 19-25, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of June 19-25, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jenn Colella and More Mentor Students on Broadway Dreams' #ComeTogether Summer Intensive Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Broadway Dreams kicked off their #ComeTogether Summer Intensive Tour yesterday at RWS Studios in Long Island City. For one week, 100 students worked with top Broadway professionals, including Jenn Colella, Christopher J. Hanke, Erin Dilly, Telsey + Co casting directors Rachel Hoffman and Criag Burns, Alex Newell, Quentin Earl Darrington and more. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

Ben Vereen is STEPPIN' OUT at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Ben Vereen is bringing his one man show, Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen, to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Ben's show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring songs such as 'Defying Gravity,' 'Mr. Bojangles,' 'For Good' from Wicked and 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.' Currently, Ben Vereen stars as Porter in the American crime drama series, Sneaky Pete on Amazon. (more...)

Hannah Fredericksen, Marney McQueen, and More Join Cast of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Producer John Frost today announced the casting of the principal roles in Melbourne's summer musical Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 29th for a strictly limited season. Joining David Campbell who plays Bobby Darin is Hannah Fredericksen playing Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin's wife. Starring alongside them will be Marina Prior, Marney McQueen, Rodney Dobson and Martin Crewes in the extraordinary story of the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin. (more...)

GREAT COMET's Kennedy Caughell Set for Solo Debut Concert, #SWINGnation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

The Green Room 42, presents (from the cast of Broadway's 'Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812') Kennedy Caughell in her solo concert debut, on June 19th, 2017 at 8:00 PM. The evening, entitled '#SWINGnation' features music ranging from Cole Porter to Sara Bareilles, swung by one of Broadway's hottest rising stars. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL Wows at Beef And Boards, Thru July 2
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 17, 2017

Now on stage at Beef and Boards is the ogre-sized, greatest fairy tale never told: the breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek. On one level, SHREK THE MUSICAL is silly family fun, but digging deeper into the story, there are messages that are crucial in life. The Princess, Fiona, never loses her faith in her fairytales. She is trapped in a tower, surrounded by boiling lava, with a fire-breathing dragon Hell-bent on keeping any interloper at bay. I greatly admire her character; how many people would give up on their dreams and just off themselves? I wanted to escape the cornfields of the Amish countryside desperately when I was young, and the odds were greatly against me. I never gave up on my dreams, and today I own a house by the ocean in Hawaii, and have my own knight in shining armor. Theatre gives you the chance to dream about how life can be, should be, or will be. It's like a seed that gets planted in your mind and one day can grow into a mighty oak. (more...)

Photo Flash: The King is Back! Inside the Opening of ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Elvis is in the house! Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: SUNSET BOULEVARD Prepares to Drive Off Into the Sunset, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Today is 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 Sunset Boulevard prepares to bid farewell to Broadway with only one week left, and Wicked tries out the latest dance craze. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: AVENUE Q presented by Mind's Eye Theatre Company s at the MeX Theatre
by Taylor Clemons - Jun 16, 2017

Fur, fuzz, and four letter words make Mind's Eye's Avenue Q a delightfully raunchy romp at the theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: A FARTING BELCHING OGRE WILL STEAL YOUR HEART at Dreamhouse Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jun 16, 2017

A FARTING BELCHING OGRE WILL STEAL YOUR HEART at Dreamhouse Theatre. This show has it all - part twisted fairytale, part irreverent fun. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A Visit to New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' CURTAIN UP Exhibit
by Leah Lane - Jun 16, 2017

"Curtain Up: Celebrating Forty Years of Theatre in New York and London" opened at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center October 31st. The idea for the exhibit was conceived when the Society of London Theatre wanted to create a display in conjunction with London's Victoria and Albert Museum to honor forty years of the Olivier Awards. Doug Reside, who is the curator for the Theatre Division at the library, explained that eventually "those conversations [between SOLT and V&A] started to morph about including us and including the Tony's." From there Reside worked with Anna Landreth Strong, V&A Curator of Modern and Contemporary Theatre and Performance, to create an exhibit that worked on both sides of the Atlantic. To qualify for the exhibit a show must have been nominated for both a Tony Award and an Olivier Award, won one of those nominations, and had a production within the last 40 years.  (more...)

Dandy Darkly to Return to the Provincetown Dick Dock
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Dandy Darkly is New York City's cult, cabaret sensation - is New York City's cult, cabaret sensation - a masterful and mesmerizing storyteller who has astounded audiences at festivals and theaters on both sides of the Atlantic. But long before this celebrated drag-clown was mincing macabre at theater festivals in Edinburgh, London and New York City, he was but a humble storyteller telling his tawdry tales down under Provincetown's Dick Dock. (more...)

THE BIRDS Opens at Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Santa Paula Theater Center will present Conor McPherson's chilling and suspenseful thriller, THE BIRDS (from a story by Daphne DuMaurier) on its Main Stage from June 23 through July 30. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Special Summer Sunday Matinees at 4 pm at the Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 South 7th Street in Santa Paula, CA 93060. Tickets are $24.00 for adults and $22 for Seniors and Students and can be purchased online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or by calling the SPTC Box Office at 805.525.4645. (more...)

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