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Based upon the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov and the stories by Ruth McKenney

Connie Fisher, star of The Sound of Music and winner of the BBC's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, returns to Birmingham Hippodrome in the multi award-winning musical comedy, Wonderful Town.



Featuring a superb score by legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story), the show has received countless awards since its premiere in 1953 including the prestigious Tony Award for Best Musical.



Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 27, 2016
by - Nov 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/26/2016
by - Nov 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/26/2016. (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 31st, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 31, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton reunite in FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with The Rosie Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 48th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, April 3, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Experience the Music of Change and Rebellion with the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Relive the music of a generation when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) present 'Sounds of Change,' a celebration of music from the 60s and 70s, at City Winery Chicago. From Hendrix to Shostakovich, the transforming world spread its message though the music of the times. As some artists protested against war and tyranny, others broke the molds of established forms. The Chamber Players perform an uplifting, entertaining ode to this rebellious era. (more...)

Richard H. Blake, Alison Luff, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for 'BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT' at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who brought five amazing Broadway performers to Ocean State Theatre in October, returns with an all new concert featuring another five great 'straight-from-Broadway' performers - including Rhode Island's own Richard H. Blake. (more...)

WAR PAINT Leads 2016 BWWChicago Equity Awards with Eight noms
by Misha Davenport - Jan 3, 2017

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Couple Begins 40th Year As Working Actors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

William and Sue Wills, parents of Broadway performer Jennifer Hope Wills (Phantom of the Opera, Wonderful Town, Woman in White, Beauty and the Beast) proudly announce two milestones: their personal achievement of 40 years as working actors and their recent project - Presidents and Their First Ladies - starting its third decade of bringing American Presidents and their wives to life before audiences all over the United States. (more...)

Heat Up Your February at Raue Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Looking to heat up your February? Rate Center will bring a fun-filled month of fantastic shows to downtown Crystal Lake! From a romantic musical comedy and a 1980's heartthrob to a 'Sex and the City' parody and a spirited celebration of Irish music and dance, Raue Center has a little something for everyone this February. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory Wins BroadwayWorld Chicago Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Williams Street Repertory has announced its 2016 production of 'Death of a Salesman' received a BroadwayWorld Chicago Award yesterday, January 24, 2017. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes New Citizens of Oz Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Beginning performances Tuesday, February 7, WICKED will welcome back PJ BENJAMIN, who will return to the Broadway blockbuster in the role of The Wizard, and CHAD JENNINGS, direct from the National Tour of WICKED, in the role of Doctor Dillamond. This is Chad's Broadway debut. (more...)

Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan Stars in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's OUR TOWN, Opening Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Sally Boyett and starring Broadway's Patrick Ryan Sullivan, will open January 27 at the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre at 1804 West Street. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE LIGHT YEARS
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 24, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will soon present THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. The production will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Photo Flash: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Presents THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has just the solution for you this season with the hit Broadway blockbuster The Producers, set to take the Theatre by storm January 10 through 29. (more...)

MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Announces 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New works, multimedia presentations, performances of choral masterworks, and an expansive state-wide community singing project that will have global reach comprise the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th season announced today by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President and CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winner Lisa Howard to Appear at Ocean State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????Drama Desk Award-winner, Lisa Howard will be performing as part of the Broadway Spotlight II concert scheduled for Monday, March 6 at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick. (more...)

Why Are Women Still Shortchanged In Theatre?
by Gary Naylor - Feb 20, 2017

Has theatre come to terms with 21st century women? Or are female characters too frequently there to help the men drive the plot from curtain to curtain? (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Karen Mason to Host IT'S ABOUT TIME Album Release Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will celebrate her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in New York) on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Feature: NICK AND SARAH'S VALENTINE'S DAY CABARET-Filled With Love
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 16, 2017

I love Valentine's Day. And this year, it was even more special. Amidst an already lively theater scene in the metropolitan area, a Valentine's Day Cabaret happened at the Club Vibe. This cabaret, the brain child of Nik Whitcomb and Sarah Gibson, featured local performers who have appeared in award-winning productions in a variety of Omaha theaters. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

York Symphony Orchestra Presents TITANIC on 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The York Symphony Orchestra will present Titanic on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York. It is the third and final Pops performance of the 2016-2017 season. The performance will feature highlights from the Academy Award-winning film and the Tony Award-winning musical along with music performed aboard the actual ship. The evening will include a violin performance by York Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lawrence Golan and appearances by guest vocalists and award-winning Broadway actors Nat Chandler and Jennifer Hope Wills. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

BWW TV: Kate Baldwin- 'This Is the HELLO, DOLLY! You've Always Dreamed Of'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2017

She's coming back, and she'll never go away again! The upcoming revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler, has quickly become the hottest ticket of the year. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances at Broadway's Shubert Theatre on March 15, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. BroadwayWorld spoke with Kate Baldwin (Irene) last night at the opening of Sunset Boulevard, where she told us all about rehearsals so far! (more...)

Karen Mason to Celebrate Marriage Equality, Judy Garland and More on New Album IT'S ABOUT TIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will release her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records on March 3, 2017. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

Broadway's PJ Nelson and Staten Island's St. George Theatre Among 2017 Minty Award Gala Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Minty Organization for the Performing Arts, the non-profit which oversees The Minty Awards, has announced honorees for the Fourth Minty Awards Dinner Gala to be held Thursday, January 12 at 7pm at Nicotra's Ballroom, The Hilton Garden Inn. (more...)


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Darko Tresnjak's Island-Set COMEDY OF ERRORS Finds Full Cast, Creative Team at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the creative team and cast - a lively ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats - for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, a musical extravaganza directed by Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey. The show plays January 12 to February 12. (more...)

Beloved Broadway Costume Designer Willa Kim Dies at 99
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that the beloved Broadway costume designer Willa Kim has died at 99 after years of struggling with her health. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kate Baldwin Performs Breeze Off The River/Lullabye at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2016

Take a break from your busy day and check out Kate Baldwin singing 'Breeze Off The River/Lullabye' from her Feinstein's/54 Below show 'Extraordinary Machine.' (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Takes the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Stage in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

So you wanna be a producer? (more...)

2016 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 19, 2016

Gary Naylor looks back on 148 shows reviewed in 2016 and picks his Christmas turkeys and Christmas crackers. (more...)

Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

Stars of WICKED & SWEENEY TODD Join Christopher Guest Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below has added The Skivvies' Lauren Molina,  and Wicked's Caroline Bowman to From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest Movies. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

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