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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...)

Patrick Cassidy to Headline Ogunquit Playhouse's Season Opener MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (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...)

Orpheum Announces Winners for 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Orpheum Theatre Group announced the winners of the 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

BWW Interview: Elhaq Latief, Rising Star in Town!
by Yuliani Supandji - May 22, 2017

For Jakartans' musical aficionados and theater-goers, 'Elhaq Latief' is already a familiar name. He is still young, but he has a long line of theater credits for Directing, Choreographing and Acting. (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...)

Sarasota Summer Stage: Enjoy special deals at select Sarasota County performances
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

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Get Deals for Idina Menzel and More in Sarasota This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Sarasota County is known as Florida's Cultural Coast with more than ten professional and community theaters offering 3,000 seats for patrons. Patrons can enjoy discounts and deals at many venues during the Sarasota Summer Stage promotion. (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...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Youth Theatre Company Kicks Off New Space and New Arts Opportunities With Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Gateway Center for Performing Arts' Youth Theatre Company will conclude its 2016-2017 Mainstage Season with Tony Award-winning In The Heights, featuring music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway hip hop sensation Hamilton. In The Heights performs at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, 3125 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63139, April 7th-9th. (more...)

Mark Evans and Sally Ann Triplett to Lead THE FIX in Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the timely rock musical The Fix: In Concert for one night only, featuring an all-star cast, on Wednesday, August 9th at 9:30pm. (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...)

TheatreWorks New Milford to Present ZOMBIE PROM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

On July 14, TheatreWorks New Milford will open Zombie Prom, a musical by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe. (more...)

ZOMBIE PROM Opens Friday 7/14 at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

On Friday, July 14, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the 1950's rock musical Zombie Prom by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe,   The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on a four week run with an opening night ice cream sundae party after the show. (more...)

David Cantor, Kristen Gehling and More Join THE FIX in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the timely rock musical The Fix: In Concert for one night only, featuring an all-star cast, on Wednesday, August 9th at 9:30pm.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - TYA Professional Training Program's Summer Intensive Presents ZOMBIE PROM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The time: 1950's. The place: Enrico Fermi High. Pretty girl Toffee has fallen for the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. When a freak motorcycle accident in a nuclear waste dump renders him a glowing zombie creation, he sets out to graduate high school and take Toffee to the prom. Will all of his dreams come true? Find out in this tunefully rocking 50's-themed musical presented by Drama Learning Center's professional training program. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (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...)

New South Carolina Theatre Company to Host Event Featuring FINDING NEVERLAND's Karen Murphy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

New SC Theatre Company headed by Broadway Vet to host event featuring Karen Murphy star of current 'Finding Neverland' tour. (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...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

West End's Gary Milner Completes Cast of THE FIX: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the timely rock musical The Fix: In Concert for one night only, featuring an all-star cast, on Wednesday, August 9th at 9:30pm.  (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...)

Drama Learning Center's TYA to Stage Area Premiere of CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

TYA, the Professional Training Program in residence at Drama Learning Center will present the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area premiere of Cry-Baby the Musical this June in Columbia, Maryland. (more...)

Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creative Team Set for Guggenheim Panel, Plus Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

As previously announced, on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writer duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. Members of the cast will perform highlights from the show. (more...)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creatives Set for Guggenheim Preview This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. (more...)

Saint Motel Launch North American Tour w/ Panic! At The Disco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Los Angeles indie pop quartet Saint Motel are wasting no time getting back on the road in support of the new LP saintmotelevision (out now on Elektra). (more...)

BWW Previews: Loretta Swit Takes On SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS at Coyote Stageworks At The Annenberg
by David Green - Dec 9, 2016

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley- based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company continues it 2016-2017 theatrical season with a production of 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,' a popular two-character comedy/drama that will feature Loretta Swit and David Engel. The production will run from February 3 through 12, 2017 with eight performances at the Annenberg Theater in the Palm Springs Art Museum.The fully staged play will star Loretta Swit (best known for her role of Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan on the beloved television show 'M*A*S*H') and actor and Coyote StageWorks Founding Board and Company Member David Engel. (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...)

TheatreWorks New Milford Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

TheatreWorks New Milford has announced their 50th Anniversary 2017 season which includes five main-stage shows, five free staged readings, and plans for their ongoing TheatreWorks Kids (TW Kids) program. (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, 2017
by - Apr 9, 2017

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...)

Nominees Announced for the 8th Annual Orpheum Theatre High School Musical Theatre Awards; Ceremony Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, students and supporters from 35 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 8th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, and Dean Film & Video.  Modeled after the Tony® Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Grant Chenok to Teach at Dance Academy USA, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Dance Academy USA is pleased to announce that Grant Chenok, one of the most revered master teachers in the nation, will be teaching at Dance Academy USA on July 17-20. Mr. Chenok has appeared on Days of Our Lives, Scrubs, The Disney Channel, Zombie Prom, Days Till I'm Famous, and Mother's Be Good; his commercial credits include Burger King, Nike, Paramount, Pepsi; and, he toured/performed with the Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes, Jem, Brittany Murphy, Mandi Leigh, the Paul McCartney Tour and more. (more...)

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