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Variety Arts Theatre (New York, NY)
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Set in the Atomic '50s, "Zombie Prom" is the tale of a sweet, Gidget-like teenage girl named Toffee, played by Adena Ershow, and her "rebel without a cause" boyfriend, Jonny, played by Brad Cashman. The two meet at Enrico Fermi High School and fall in love, but the principal, Miss Delilah Strict intervenes, persuading the indecisive young Toffee to break up with Jonny. Tortured by the betrayal, Jonny drives his motorcycle to the nearby nuclear power plant and flings himself from the top of a cooling tower. Guilt-ridden and alone, Toffee mourns the loss of her love until, one day, Jonny returns, risen from the dead as a teenage nuclear zombie - and the fun begins!



COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Unexpected Stage Company Announces Casting For ZOMBIE PROM, 10/6-10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

What's a high school prom without the undead? As part of its seventh season, Unexpected Stage Company presents the campy, rollicking musical Zombie Prom, celebrating 20 years since its off-Broadway debut. The production will run October 6 through 30, 2016, at Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Wheaton, MD (the former Round House space). (more...)

The team of Lamarre, Render, and the Susmans ask you to SAVE THE ROBOTS @ MITF November 15,17,19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

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Casting Announced for Unexpected Stage's ZOMBIE PROM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

What's a high school prom without the undead? As part of its seventh season, Unexpected Stage Company presents the campy, rollicking musical Zombie Prom, celebrating 20 years since its off-Broadway debut. (more...)

Christina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

On Today, October 29 at 7:30pm, the American Showstopper series will celebrate the works of Frank Loesser whose astounding career as composer, lyricist, and librettist earned him the reputation as one of Broadway's most versatile writers. (more...)

The team of Lamarre, Render, and the Susmans ask you to SAVE THE ROBOTS @ MITF November 15,17,19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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Christina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

On Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm, the American Showstopper series will celebrate the works of Frank Loesser whose astounding career as composer, lyricist, and librettist earned him the reputation as one of Broadway's most versatile writers. (more...)

BWW Review: ZOMBIE PROM A MUSICAL at Unexpected Stage Company
by Jenny Minich - Oct 10, 2016

Never heard of Zombie Prom until today? Me neither! Unexpected Stage Company did some digging, found a gem and dusted it off just in time for the 2016 Halloween season. Set in the hallways and classrooms of Enrico Fermi High in the nuclear fifties, Zombie Prom is an old-fashioned love story with a zombie twist. (more...)

Cortland Rep Announces 2016 Pavilion Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre has announced the nominees for their fourteenth annual "Pavilion Awards" which recognize Outstanding Achievement in local high school theatre. Musicals in consideration were held at the Cortland, Dryden, Groton, Homer, McGraw and Tully High Schools. Non-musical plays were also presented at Cortland, Homer and Tully.  The nominees are as followings: (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Bohlmann - Pre-Show Rituals
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Bohlmann - May 2, 2016

Everyone has their own pre-show rituals that they need to do before a show. This year I especially became extremely interested in seeing how other people prepare for shows.  (more...)

CCT's YouTheatre to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR., 5/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

They're bobbing their hair and raising their hemlines as CCT's YouTheatre presents the 2002 Broadway bombshell Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. May 6-8. (more...)

Enrollment Now Open for Actors Alliance of San Diego's 2016 Emerging Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Enrollment is now open for Actors Alliance of San Diego's 2016 Summer Emerging Artist Program for young artist ages 12-19. The three-week full-day program features master classes with professional theater artists, monologue and song preparation, head shots, and rehearsals that culminate in four studio performances of either the musical Cry Baby!, Wonderland High!, or Zombie Prom at Coronado School for the Arts and runs July 25 - August 14, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's Karen Murphy to Play Sue Mengers in I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its second main stage play of the 2016 season, I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS by John Logan.  Starring Karen Murphy, the play will run Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, May 1 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions.     (more...)

Lisa Howard, Beth Leavel and More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole Porter Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS, featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter', stars a cast of today's best Broadway performers. The concerts take place at Pace University's Schimmel Center in New York tonight, March 4 at 7:30 PM and then Kingsborough Community College's 'On Stage at Kingsborough' in Brooklyn tomorrow, March 5 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Broadway and Local Talent Join Forces for Riverdale YM-YWHA Gala's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the raucously effervescent musical comedy, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. (more...)

Rodney Matthews, Mark Wood, Jonathan Vickers and Ewan Petrie Will Star in THE PILLOWMAN at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Granite, Cabaret and A Play, A Pie and A Pint actors Rodney Matthews, Mark Wood, Jonathan Vickers and Ewan Petrie are set to return to the city to star in a thrilling new production of The Pillowman created in Aberdeen. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning Anything Goes June 15 to July 9. This splendid madcap musical comedy stars Broadway's Andrea McArdle as Reno Sweeney and features two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as Evangeline Harcourt. The pair are currently leading ANYTHING GOES at Gateway Performing Arts Center. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

CRT Reveals 2016 Pavilion Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The winners for the 14th annual Cortland Repertory Theatre 'Pavilion Awards' were announced on Sunday, June 12, at the national historic Little York Pavilion, home to CRT. The awards, sponsored by First Niagara Bank, recognize outstanding achievement in local high school theatre during the 2015-16 school year. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Little Radical Theatrics' OLIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Don't miss those seen here and the rest of the superbly gifted multi-generational cast of Oliver! in this unique production. Oliver! runs from July 21st-July 24th at the Grinton I Will Library, located at 1500 Central Ave Yonkers NY. This is a truly special take on this beloved classic show.  (more...)

Meet the Cast of Little Radical Theatrics' OLIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Don't miss those seen here and the rest of the superbly gifted multi-generational cast of Oliver! in this unique production. Oliver! runs from July 21st-July 24th at the Grinton I Will Library, located at 1500 Central Ave Yonkers NY. This is a truly special take on this beloved classic show.  (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

BWW Review: Poignant and Powerful TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Spotlighters Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jul 13, 2016

The Jonathan Larson musical should not be missed. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 1/29; Pre-Broadway EMPIRE in L.A., VIOLET in Denver and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Denver, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include OF MICE AND MEN at Milwaukee Rep, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE in Los Angeles, and VIOLET in Denver,  just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Blog: Rebecca and Yanniv of Riverdale Rising Stars' ZOMBIE PROM! - It's Fun to Stay at the YM-YWHA
by Guest Blogger: Salzhauer and Frank - Jan 18, 2016

Hey everyone and welcome to the first installment of our blog!  First off, a little bit about us. (more...)

Beth Leavel & More to Join American Showstoppers in Honoring Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS - featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra and starring a cast of today's best Broadway performers - will present "An Evening with Cole Porter" at Pace University's Schimmel Center in New York on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM and then Kingsborough Community College's Goldstein Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM.  The cast of outstanding Broadway performers includes Beth Leavel (Tony Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone), Sean McGibbon, Paula Leggett Chase, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy and Jesse Luttrell in addition to the Scott Thompson Dancers. The show is produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. (more...)

ZOMBIE PROM to Crawl into MCCC's Kelsey Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Merge 1950s teen flicks with 'Atomic Age' sci fi films, add some musical satire, and presto, you've got Zombie Prom, coming to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. (more...)

AVENUE Q to Play Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

A NAUGHTY musical romp through the ABCs of life - described as "Sesame Street for adults" - is the latest offering from Dark Psychic Productions. (more...)

Pantochino Teen Theatre to Present ZOMBIE PROM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., a professional, not for profit theatre company specializing in family theatre, presents its Teen Theatre production, "Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition" on February 27th and 28th at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. (more...)

BWW Blog: Rebecca Salzhauer and Yanni Frank - Everything's Coming Up... Farmboys? 
by Guest Blogger: Salzhauer and Frank - Feb 22, 2016

What do small children, stage mothers, cows, egg rolls and strippers have in common?  Gypsy, of course, Riverdale Rising Stars' multi-generational show this season! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 2/21/2016
by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/21/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Lisa Howard and John Bolton Join AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Broadway stars Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) and John Bolton (A Christmas Story: The Musical) are joining the cast of AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter' next month. (more...)

Confidential Musical Theatre Project's Marion Abbott Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by Something New with Joel B. New - Feb 15, 2016

In Episode 404 of 'Something New' -- a podcast that interviews multifaceted theatre artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with Marion Abbott, creator of The Confidential Musical Theatre Project. (more...)

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q Comes to Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

A NAUGHTY musical romp through the ABCs of life - described as "Sesame Street for adults" - is the latest offering from Dark Psychic Productions. Directed by Jayde Clark at Phoenix Theatre, Avenue Q is an outrageous parody that is confronting while having a child-like direct and honest appeal. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Davis & Cohen's BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Premieres at Berkeley Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

Berkeley Playhouse presents the world premiere of BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL, with lyrics and book by Cheryl L. Davis (2009 Writers' Guild Award winner and Daytime Emmy Award nominee for As the World Turns), composed by Douglas J. Cohen (2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for Off-Broadway's Children's Letters to God, Richard Rodgers Grants and the Gilman & Conzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Award for Off-Broadway's No Way to Treat a Lady), and conceived by Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy (developer of new musical theatre works for Berkeley Playhouse including: Born And Raised, Bravado, and Just So Stories). (more...)

Davis & Cohen's BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Premieres at Berkeley Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Berkeley Playhouse presents the world premiere of BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL, with lyrics and book by Cheryl L. Davis (2009 Writers' Guild Award winner and Daytime Emmy Award nominee for As the World Turns), composed by Douglas J. Cohen (2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for Off-Broadway's Children's Letters to God, Richard Rodgers Grants and the Gilman & Conzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Award for Off-Broadway's No Way to Treat a Lady), and conceived by Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy (developer of new musical theatre works for Berkeley Playhouse including: Born And Raised, Bravado, and Just So Stories). (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse to Launch New Works Series with FRIDA Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced the launch of a new works program to incubate and develop new musicals for the stage. The program is helmed by Matt Schicker and will kick off on Monday, December 5 at 3:30PM at Pearl Studios in New York, NY, with an invite-only Actors' Equity Association stage reading of Frida, a musical with book and lyrics by Michael Aman and music by Dana P. Rowe. (more...)

Casting Announced for Unexpected Stage's ZOMBIE PROM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

What's a high school prom without the undead? As part of its seventh season, Unexpected Stage Company presents the campy, rollicking musical Zombie Prom, celebrating 20 years since its off-Broadway debut. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sarah Osman - #ThesFest16! - International Thespian Festival (Nationals) in Lincoln, Nebraska
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - Aug 25, 2016

On June 20th to the 26th I had the pleasure of attending the International Thespian Society Festival to represent my school, the OCVTS: Performing Arts Academy and our Troupe #6185! (more...)

Enrollment Now Open for Actors Alliance of San Diego's 2016 Emerging Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Enrollment is now open for Actors Alliance of San Diego's 2016 Summer Emerging Artist Program for young artist ages 12-19. The three-week full-day program features master classes with professional theater artists, monologue and song preparation, head shots, and rehearsals that culminate in four studio performances of either the musical Cry Baby!, Wonderland High!, or Zombie Prom at Coronado School for the Arts and runs July 25 - August 14, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 9, 2016
by - Apr 9, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Riverdale Rising Stars' ZOMBIE PROM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

'Grease' meets 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'The Rocky Horror Show' in Zombie Prom, a hilarious musical spoof inspired by 1950s movies. The Riverdale Rising Stars production - which is fun for the whole family - will be performed for six performances only. Check out photos of the production below! (more...)

Broadway's Karen Murphy Plays Sue Mengers in I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) presents its second main stage play of the 2016 season, I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS by John Logan. Starring Karen Murphy, the play will run tonight, April 7, through Sunday, May 1 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. (more...)

Riverdale Rising Stars to Stage ZOMBIE PROM, 4/9-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

"Grease" meets "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Rocky Horror Show" in Zombie Prom, a hilarious musical spoof inspired by 1950s movies.   The Riverdale Rising Stars production - which is fun for the whole family - will be performed for six performances only: (more...)

MAD Trust Welcomes Two to Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Make A Difference Trust (MAD Trust) has appointed Alastair Hudson as Charity Manager and Chris Clegg as Events Manager, in the two newly created positions at the organisation. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet College Student, Amanda Bohlmann - Small Town Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Bohlmann - Apr 21, 2016

Hi there! Welcome to my first BroadwayWorld blog! My name is Amanda & I am currently an ensemble member in my college's production of Sweeney Todd. I'm here to tell you a little bit about my experience being part of an incredible cast in a production in a tiny little town called Sparkill, NY. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate National Pet Day With Karen Murphy, Fred Barton and Cole Porter
by Michael Dale - Apr 11, 2016

It's only the 10th Annual National Pet Day. but Cole Porter knew of the joys of furry friends back in 1941. (more...)

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