Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Dances Into Concord, MA This June
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

The Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS), in residence at the Umbrella Community Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA), is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for their upcoming production of Young Frankenstein: THE MUSICAL, running Friday, June 3 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Ethan Paulini to Bring New Musical Revue I'D LIKE TO THANK... to Cape Cod This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Ethan Paulini will return to Cape Cod to appear in an original musical revue I'd Like to Thank... at the Cape Cod Theatre Company home of the HJT on July 1 and 2 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Merri Sugarman, CSA Auditions for LES MISERABLES' Fantine on TURNING THE TABLES!
by Turning the Tables - May 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld will be exclusively bringing you episodes of Turning the Tables- a new web series brought to you by the team that's brought you nothing before! Find out what happens when Broadway's hottest casting directors get the tables turned and audition for the actors. Below, watch as Merri Sugarman auditions for Fantine in Les Miserables! (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for The Muny's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Starring Robert Petkoff, Jen Cody & More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Young Frankenstein directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Rhodes and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Finalists Announced for the Fourth Annual Bobby G Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Finalists for the fourth annual Bobby G Awards were released this afternoon. The awards program, which culminates in a Tony Awards-style ceremony and performance on May 26 at the Buell Theatre, celebrates outstanding achievement in high-school musical theatre in Colorado. This year the program was expanded to include 40 schools across Colorado, up from 30 the year before. (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/24/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Will Swenson & Andrea Martin Join 2016 Summer Broadway Season in Martha's Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will join the debut season of Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard on Monday, August 22 for one show only. She will be joined onstage by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson, and Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Funnyman Christopher Fitzgerald Loves His Weirdo Character in WAITRESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2016

From the moment Christopher Fitzgerld enters the stage in Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's WAITRESS, the comic genius begins. He plays Ogie in a performance that has earned him his third Tony Nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical). How does he do it? Find out below! (more...)

DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Announces Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals is a nonprofit organization committed to education, which led to begin the awards program patterned after Broadway's Tony Awards®. DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards brings stars, community celebrities, show business veterans and Dallas leaders together for an evening of celebration. (more...)

HAIR, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Metropolis' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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Rich Pisarkiewicz and Patrick Blindauer Join The Muny's 42ND STREET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of 42nd Streetdirected and choreographed by Denis Jones and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - WAITRESS' Christopher Fitzgerald
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

On May 4, the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Role in a Musical nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Muny Announces Full Cast For John Tartaglia-Directed THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

Dorothy's visit to The Land of Oz will kick off the summer season on June 13th. (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/17/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

Tony Winner Mel Brooks to Appear at Radio City Music Hall This September
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company and Mills Entertainment announced today that Mel Brooks will take the Radio City Music Hall stage on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:30PM for an exclusive inside look at his storied career and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles. (more...)

Curtain Call Lounge at the Fabulous Fox Theatre to Welcome Stars of The Muny This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Curtain Call Lounge at the Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced it will present the summer series "Curtain Call Presents Stars of The Muny." (more...)

Online Auction Featuring Autographed Broadway Show Art Now Open
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Online bidding is now open on 13 auction lots of custom autographed prints, celebrating the work of SpotCo, one of Broadway's leading advertising agencies. Each print features the final poster art of a show along with three rare, never-before-published preliminary posters. (more...)

Bid On Signed Prints from 'On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution,' Support BC/EFA
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

The just-released book features classic Broadway poster art and never-before-published preliminary posters (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre's Inaugural Season to Feature A CHORUS LINE & More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone announces the opening of Lake Forest Theatre with its Inaugural Season. Starting in June 2016, the season will include three musicals with 10 Tony awards combined: THE SECRET GARDEN (Previewing June 10 and opening June 11 at 8pm) and, Young Frankenstein, and A CHORUS LINE. The shows will be held at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre in downtown Lake Forest. The long-term vision for Lake Forest Theatre is to build a brand new venue. Lake Forest Theatre will also host two special events this season. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

BWW Interview: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Emma Stratton
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 8, 2016

Emma Stratton is a Minnesota native who'd taking the stage as Helen Sinclair in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, the Midwest premiere of the musical based on the Woody Allen film. She answers 6 Questions but keeps the plug a secret in this interview. (more...)

New Musical EXPOSURE to Play in Concert with Matthew Morrison at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will host EXPOSURE in Concert, featuring Matthew Morrison and an exciting line-up of Broadway stars performing selections from the powerful new musical conceived and created by Cathy Nathan, with original music and lyrics by Erik Della Penna, musical direction by Doug Peck, and photography by Sandro.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kevin McGuire, Linda Mugleston, Robert Petkoff and More in DCPA's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DCPA's Gypsy-Punk SWEENEY TODD Featuring DeVotchKa
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. Check out the promo video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of DCPA's Gypsy-Punk SWEENEY TODD - Kevin McGuire, Linda Mugleston, Robert Petkoff and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the production below! (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams & More to Perform in Martha's Vineyard This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale is bringing his acclaimed Broadway concert series to Martha's Vineyard this summer. Since launching the fledgling Broadway @ The Art House concert series with Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky in Provincetown in 2011, the Broadway @ series has become a veritable star-magnet and has exploded beyond picturesque P-Town to launch outposts everywhere from Los Angeles to London. (more...)

Jeanine Tesori & Kate Baldwin Set for 2016 Sarah Siddons Awards, Honoring Sutton Foster & Brian D'Arcy James
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society recently announced winners of their prestigious annual Actor of the Year Award to be presented on May 16, 2016 at Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall. Two of Broadway's most popular performers, Sutton Foster and Brian D'Arcy James, will be this year's recipients. The event is being co-sponsored by Northwestern's School of Communication, Barbara O'Keefe, Dean. (more...)

BWW Interview: An Exclusive Chat With NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Justin Brill
by Kailey Hansen - Apr 25, 2016

It's the roaring twenties and wealthy ladies' man Jimmy Winter meets bootlegging tomboy Billie Bendix...and so the tale of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT begins! The award-winning Broadway musical takes to the Theater at the Center stage this May, bringing Chicagoland audiences a run of classic music, slapstick comedy and dazzling story. Lead Actor Justin Brill took a little time to discuss life, theater and channeling this hilarious role during an exclusive Broadway World Q&A. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and run through July 10, 2016. (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 8th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

ArtsBridge Foundation, the producer of the 8th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards, last night announced the winners of the 2016 awards during a ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

8th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

ArtsBridge Foundation, the producer of the 8th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards, tonight announced the winners of the 2016 awards during a ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Award highlights include: Overall Production - Milton High School for Young Frankenstein; Direction - Calhoun High School's Julie Leggett for Oklahoma!; Best Performance by a Leading Actor - Buford High School's Will Davis for his role as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde; and Best Performance by a Leading Actress - Marietta High School's Shelbea Owens for her role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. Additionally, recipients of five scholarships and one grant were announced. (more...)

23rd Annual Kenny Awards to be Held in May at Shea's Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation present the 23rd Annual Kenny Awards ceremony, an endeavor that recognizes the talent, dedication, and efforts of our area high school youth. (more...)

Cloris Leachman &Z's AM More Join Cast of STARERICAN GODS as Production Begins
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) began production this week on the 10-episode first season of AMERICAN GODS, the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel. Shooting has commenced in Toronto, Canada and will continue in additional locations across America. (more...)

Casa Manana Announces 2016 Buckley Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Casa Mañana is excited to announce the nominees for the 16th annual Betty Lynn Buckley Awards. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate First Anniversary on Broadway with Series of Bard-Centric Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy, will celebrate its first year on Broadway with a series of events next weekend in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death on April 23, 1616. (more...)

BWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Peter Nason - Apr 18, 2016

Michael Ray, Chris Crawford and Scott Daniel dazzle in this hilarious musical. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: TAILS OF BROADWAY- Sutton Foster Cuddles Up with Her Perfect Pooch, Mabel!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 14, 2016

After a long week of treading the boards, what better way for Broadway stars to unwind than with the affection of a furry friend? In BroadwayWorld's newest series, Tails of Broadway, photographer Jessica Fallon Gordon is capturing priceless moments between Broadway's brightest stars and their pets. In this first edition, meet Mabel- the adorable pup of the one and only Sutton Foster! (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

The Granada Theatre Sets 2016 Summer Film Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Movie fans get ready… it's that time of the year again, and The Granada Theatre's popular Summer Film Series is back! The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) is pleased to present their most exciting lineup of films yet, encompassing a wide range of genres that all guests are guaranteed to enjoy! This summer, The Granada Theatre will screen films in three series: "Summer Classic Movie Series," "Comedy Tonight: The Films of Mel Brooks," as well as a returning favorite, the "Reel Cool Summer Series!". Around the World in 80 Days will kick off the summer series on May 22, followed by cult classic, Blazing Saddles, on May 24, and Shrek on May 25. Please see the full Summer Film Series lineups below.   (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Tara Rubin, CSA Auditions for JERSEY BOYS on TURNING THE TABLES!
by Turning the Tables - Apr 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld will be exclusively bringing you episodes of Turning the Tables- a new web series brought to you by the team that's brought you nothing before! Find out what happens when Broadway's hottest casting directors get the tables turned and audition for the actors. Below, watch asTara Rubin, CSA auditions for Mary Delgado in Jersey Boys. (more...)

Lea Salonga, JOE ICONIS & FAMILY & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 11-17, Featuring Lea Salonga and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Lea Salonga at 54 Below; Christopher Timson in #TBT: A Chubby Boy's Guide to Growing Up Normal; DUETS With The Write Teacher(s) - Volume 3; Joe Iconis and Family; and The Lion King Company in The Lion Sings Tonight. (more...)

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