Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Regional Premiere in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The musical will run from September 16 - October 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in character below! (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Silhouette Stages, a non-profit community theater in Howard County, MD, through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), presents the Baltimore-area premiere of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, opening Friday, October 14th. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/29/2016 - FALSETTOS, THE ENCOUNTER, HOCUS POCUS & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 29, 2016

Today's big news: FALSETTOS begins previews, THE ENCOUNTER opens, TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT skewers Bush, the PUFFS Potter parody starts, and a HOCUS POCUS musical parody begins tonight in L.A.! (more...)

October to Usher in New Stars for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced today that Derrick Davis, Jordan Craig, Trista Moldovan and Emily Ramirez will join the principal cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on national tour. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Stephen Colbert Star in Modernized CATS on Broadway!
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Sutton Foster, who has a long and distinguished Broadway resumé, offered a sneak peek at her role in a big musical revival - a modernized version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS! (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Norris Center - It Vas a Fun Night, Ya
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 27, 2016

When October hits and Halloween horror movies begin to flood late night TV, you can always count on at least one station somewhere airing Mel Brooks' 1974 classic comedy Young Frankenstein. But this year, the situation is a little different. With the recent passing of Gene Wilder, who stars in the title role and also co-wrote the film with Brooks, Young Frankenstein has been making many more appearances than usual in tribute to Wilder's uncommon genius. As a writer and actor, the film was some of his finest work and will continue to make audiences laugh for years to come. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks New Season of YOUNGER; Joining GILMORE GIRLS & SWEET CHARITY Revival
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the third season of her hit series YOUNGER, premiering Wednesday night on TV Land, as well as her appearance in Netflix's upcoming GILMORE GIRLS revival. (more...)

JEKYLL & HYDE: THE MUSICAL Closes Open Air Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll & Hyde the Musical comes to the Open Air Theatre stage for a three weekend run and will close out the 2016 season. Set to begin on September 30 and continue through October 16, performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Sting to Attend THE LAST SHIP Regional Premiere Tonight in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company is hosting world-renowned musical icon, Sting, author of their production of THE LAST SHIP, in the audience for tonight's performance. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos to Host Broadway Artists Connection's Next 'Open Mic & Mingle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by eight time Broadway Veteran & comedian J. Elaine Marcos on Monday, October 10th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (more...)

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 - September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre UCF Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Just in time for the Halloween season, the Theatre UCF comes alive with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, running October 20 through 30 on the UCF Main Stage. (more...)

Max Von Essen, Derek Klena, and More to Perform at RAISE YOUR VOICE: A CABARET FOR A CURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

NYU student and lymphoma survivor Rob Morean will produce an evening of performances benefitting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  (more...)

The Depot Players Present A Monstrous Musical Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Depot Players are winding down their 36th Season with Mel Brook's comic masterpiece, Young Frankenstein the Musical, opening September 29..  The musical is based on the 1974 film of the same title starring the late Gene Wilder.  Brooks' musical pays homage to all the familiar jokes and characters from the film. (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's New Musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA Announces Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Beginning this September, Broadway's Trent Armand Kendall will bring his new musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA! across the country, with stops in White Plains, NY, Annapolis, MD, Dallas, TX, Manasquan, NJ, and more to be announced. (more...)

Miranda Musical Society Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Miranda Musical Society decided it was time to bring a show to their audiences that puts the word 'comedy' firmly into 'musical comedy'. The comedic genius Mel Brooks adapted his legendarily funny film into this hilariously brilliant stage musical called 'Young Frankenstein'.  (more...)

Janine DiVita to Sing Songs of Nat Zegree in Album Release Concert at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Nat Zegree has announced that Janine DiVita will be joining him onstage for his album release concert at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Utah Regional Premiere of THE LAST SHIP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. The musical opens tonight, September 16, and runs through October 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Stomp Into Community Theatre of Little Rock
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Community Theatre of Little Rock will continue its 61st Season with its Halloween production of 'Young Frankenstein: The Musical' by Mel Brooks. Show dates are October 14th-16th, 21st-23rd and 28th-30th, to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

Mel Brooks Musical Comedy YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Opens 34th Season at the Norris Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Palos Verdes Performing Arts is mounting a new staging of Mel Brook's Broadway hit musical comedy 'Young Frankenstein,' which was adapted from the comic genius' classic 1974 movie. The production will run September 23 to October 9 the 450-seat Norris Theatre on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. (more...)

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 10-time Tony Award nominated hit musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on January 1, 2017 following 742 performances. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Mel Brooks, & More to Receive National Medal of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

It was announced today that a number of Broadway veterans are set to be awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama later this month. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins and Jay Armstrong Johnson Join 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016


Photo Flash: The HAMILTON Cast Help Each Other Out, WICKED Monkeys Around, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

It's 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! Today's edition features the Okieriete Onaodowan getting some help from him fellow cast mates, the Wicked monkeys getting into formation, and more! (more...)

Commercial Theater Institute Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), has announced the 2016 - 2017 Season. CTI is the theatre industry's leading training and professional development program and covers a wide range of topics featuring over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award®- winning producers. CTI programs include a 14-week program that explores producing in-depth, a 3-day intensive introduction to producing and half-day or one day workshops on specialized topics. More to be announced! (more...)

BWW Previews YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Two Of Us Productions
by Gianluca Russo - Oct 7, 2016

The Two of Us Productions are gearing up to go into their second and final weekend of their production of Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein." Darryl Gangloff of the Lakeville Journal writes in his review of the comedic musical, "This production of 'Young Frankenstein' ... shows how much passion a local theater company has for its craft." (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her Secret to Broadway Stardom in New McDonald's Ad
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Broadway's Sutton Foster is featured in an all-new ad for McDonald's 'All Day Breakfast Choices.' In the spot, the Tony Award winner reveals her secret to Broadway stardom (more...)

Ashley Blanchet, Arnie Burton, Chris Dwan and More to Star in HOW TO SUCCEED at TUTS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Houston - Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the cast of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying!   (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Beth Leavel and Tony & Olivier Nominated Gavin Lee Appear at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner, Beth Leavel and Tony and Olivier nominated and Drama Desk Award-winner, Gavin Lee, will be performing as part of the Broadway Spotlight concert scheduled for Monday, October 17 at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Last Days of Books' Episode of TV Land's YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Below, check out a sneak peek of the third episode of Season 3 of YOUNGER titled 'Last Days of Books' Watch Younger now on demand and on the TV Land app. The show airs Wednesdays at 10/9C on TV Land. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of RAISE YOUR VOICE: A CABARET FOR A CURE
by Liz Cearns - Oct 5, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins Max von Essen, Derek Klena, Natalie Weiss, Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices, and More in 'Raise Your Voice: A Cabaret for a Cure' to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Audiences are in for an outrageously hilarious time as Geva Theatre Center presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a book by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics byStephen Sondheim and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from tonight, October 4, through November 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Eric Sciotto Will Step in as Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- will depart the show on October 9, and will be replaced temporarily by understudy Eric Sciotto. Sciotto will assume the role through October 23. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced. (more...)

BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - Broadway and Fitness Join Forces at Flywheel!
by Guest Blogger: Miranda Jackel - Oct 21, 2016

So, I like to eat. Like, a lot. Ok, actually, I'm not going to beat around the bush: I'M LITERALLY OBSESSED WITH FOOD...which means that I have to work out. (I swear this relates to theater, don't give up on me right away.) For years, I despised exercise, and I was absolutely horrible at it (not that I'm so great now, but I'm a lot better). After years of feeling a shiver down my spine at the thought of working out, I've finally started to enjoy it thanks to Flywheel Sports, an amazing chain of indoor cycling studios. Flywheel is the perfect place for theater geeks looking to break a sweat because almost all of the teachers there HAVE BACKGROUNDS IN THEATER!!! SQUAAADDD!!! (more...)

BWW Feature: Theatre UCF Shines While Blurring Line Between Academic & Professional Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

Between theme parks, professional theatres, and arts organizations, Central Florida is one of the most fertile grounds for theatre artists in the country. Whether it is at Disney, Universal, Orlando Shakespeare, Mad Cow, the Orlando Rep, or any of the other wonderful organizations in town, you can find many different types of exciting theatre year-round in the City Beautiful. However, despite all of the well-known options in Orlando, one of the best-kept secrets in the community is that when it comes to consistently high quality, cutting-edge professional theatre, some of the best is at our local universities. (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

Muny Favorites Return for MUNY MAGIC AT THE SHELDON Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

Four of the MUNY's favorite former leading ladies are returning to the popular St. Louis venue. This time, they're coming together for the concert series Muny Magic at the Sheldon. The concert, fittingly titled 'Today's Muny Stars Celebrate the Legends,' will celebrate beloved stage icons who have also performed at the MUNY, including Ethel Merman and Bernadette Peters.  (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Rise at Old Library Theatre in Time for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Based on the cult classic film, Old Library Theatre in Fair Lawn, NJ, is pulling out the stops and 'Puttin' on the Ritz' for Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a hilarious monster-movie farce just in time for Halloween. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Westchester Playhouse opens 11/11
by Shari Barrett - Oct 16, 2016

Kentwood Players proudly presents the wickedly inspired musical Young Frankenstein with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, opening Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 17, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045. The production is directed and choreographed by Alison Mattiza, assisted by Musical Director Catherine Rahm and Assistant Director Valerie Ruel, produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International. (more...)

Harbor Lights Presents BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight will be presented, one night only, on December 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater. The event will benefit The Harbor Lights Theater Company. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director, Producer and Director Stephen DeAngelis, the performance will feature five of Broadway's finest vocalists will recreate some of their most memorable musical moments as they celebrate the spectrum of classic to contemporary Broadway. (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder to Go CRAZY FOR YOU at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle. (more...)

NYMF to Honor Duncan Sheik and More at 2016 Gala, Hosted by Mo Rocca
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Photo Flash: Lake Forest Theatre Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre in its inaugural season presents, Young Frankenstein, opening October 8 and running through October 30. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the production, along with co-director and choreographer Cameron Turner, at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theater, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. (more...)

Broadway Artists to Join the MIKE PETTRY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Broadway's Max Chernin (Bright Star), Kaitlyn Davidson (Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), as well as Jed Resnick (Avenue Q)* will headline the The Mik e Pettry Project , the second in the Singers Forum/EMGCollective's collaborative songbook series on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, October 4 & 5, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The series brings together Broadway performers and members of the SF/AEA Scholarship Program to spotlight work of prominent new composers. Following the success of The Patrick Dwyer Project, the series now features composer/lyricist Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, Things I Left on Long Island) whose work has been produced at A.R.T., South Coast Rep, The New Victory Theatre, etc. Pettry's current projects include partnering with composer Eli Bolin as he provides the lyrics for The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a hard-rock adaptation of the classic A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Photo Flash: AIP Begins the Countdown to Goodbye, CHARLIE Boys Channel Moulin Rouge, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

It's 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! Today's edition features the American in Paris stars begin their countdown to their final Broadway performance, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory boys channeling their inner Baz Luhrmann, and more! (more...)

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