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BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK is in Session at Fox Cities P.A.C. BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK is in Session at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa on April 25, 2018 in NationalTours

SCHOOL OF ROCK opened at Appleton's Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on April 24 and will continue to play through April 29. This high energy, laugh-packed show is a treat for anyone ready to rock. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22
by Audition Roundup on April 22, 2018 in NationalTours

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 22, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Interview: Maggie Lakis and Rob McClure on Married Life On and Off Stage with SOMETHING ROTTEN BWW Interview: Maggie Lakis and Rob McClure on Married Life On and Off Stage with SOMETHING ROTTEN
by Matt Tamanini on April 20, 2018 in NationalTours

No matter how much you love your significant other, chances are that eventually you are going to need some time apart. However, for real-life married couple Maggie Lakis and Rob McClure, that's not so easy. That's because Maggie and Rob play the fictional married couple Bea and Nick Bottom in the first national tour of the hit musical SOMETHING ROTTEN, which comes to Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from April 24-29. (more...)
ALADDIN North American Tour Celebrates One-Year Anniversary ALADDIN North American Tour Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in NationalTours

The North American tour of Disney's Aladdin celebrates its one-year anniversary today, April 19 in Denver, where the hit Broadway musical is playing The Buell Theatre through April 28, 2018. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 in NationalTours

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
BWW Preview: RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR to Play at Fox Cities P.A.C. BWW Preview: RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR to Play at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa on April 17, 2018 in NationalTours

RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR will play at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton from May 11-13. There's no day but today to learn some quick facts about the show. (more...)
BWW REVIEW: BRIGHT STAR Flickers at Hanover Theatre in Worcester BWW REVIEW: BRIGHT STAR Flickers at Hanover Theatre in Worcester
by Jan Nargi on April 16, 2018 in NationalTours

In a brief engagement at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, Mass. (which ended this Sunday), the national tour of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's southern musical BRIGHT STAR flickers between down-home country charm and maudlin storytelling. Strong performances and a kickin' on-stage bluegrass band, though, manage to knock off the tarnish of this tepid tale of hope and redemption to deliver an uplifting message in the end. (more...)
BWW Interview: Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Fox Theatre Talks Shakespeare and Giggling Onstage BWW Interview: Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Fox Theatre Talks Shakespeare and Giggling Onstage
by Hannah Montgomery on April 16, 2018 in NationalTours

Straight from Broadway, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is currently on tour across the country, and is coming to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta this week. SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a musical filled with laughs, it is a 'valentine to the theatre', and one not to be missed by musical theatre fans. BroadwayWorld spoke with Josh Grisetti who plays Nigel Bottom in SOMETHING ROTTEN! on tour, and played the same role in the Broadway production. (more...)
BWW Interview: Dorcas Leung Talks the Power of HAMILTON BWW Interview: Dorcas Leung Talks the Power of HAMILTON
by David Clarke on April 16, 2018 in NationalTours

Dorcas Leung, currently touring the nation with HAMILTON as the standby for Angelica Schuyler, Eliza Hamilton, Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, is an Asian immigrant who grew up in Houston and went to elementary, middle, and high school in Spring Branch ISD. Making a triumphant return to the city that helped raise her in a one of the most popular musicals to ever grace the stages of the world, BroadwayWorld chatted with her about the true power of the show.  (more...)
BWW Interview: Nancy Ticotin of ON YOUR FEET! at Fisher Theatre says Audience is Guaranteed to be Dancing in Their Seats! BWW Interview: Nancy Ticotin of ON YOUR FEET! at Fisher Theatre says Audience is Guaranteed to be Dancing in Their Seats!
by Katie Laban on April 16, 2018 in NationalTours

The hit Broadway musical On Your Feet! based on the life of seven-time Grammy winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband 19-time winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will arrive May 1st to the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Music is only half their story. From the heart of Havana to the streets Miami came a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the music industry has ever seen. On Your Feet! is the Broadway musical that follows the Estefan's journey to superstardom, set to their chart-topping, smash hits, including "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Conga," "Get On Your Feet," and more. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to talk with Nancy Ticotin, who currently plays the role Gloria Fajardo, Gloria Estefan's mother, on the first national tour about her role and the show. "Detroit should come see On Your Feet! because they are guaranteed to have a good time, guaranteed to be dancing in your seat, guaranteed to cry from being touched emotionally, and will leave the theatre jazzed enough to come back and see it again," said Ticotin. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15
by Audition Roundup on April 15, 2018 in NationalTours

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 15, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Reviews: HAMILTON Ignites the Eccles Theater BWW Reviews: HAMILTON Ignites the Eccles Theater
by Tyler Hinton on April 13, 2018 in NationalTours

The national tour of the smash hit musical HAMILTON ignites the Eccles Theater in its long-awaited Utah debut. HAMILTON will be remembered throughout the annals of musical theatre as a show that changed the trajectory of the art form.  If you are one of the lucky ones with a ticket to see this phenomenal production, you will always remember that you had a seat in the room where it happened. (more...)
BWW Review: Tony Winning THE HUMANS Has Audience Unexpectedly Laughing at Connor Palace BWW Review: Tony Winning THE HUMANS Has Audience Unexpectedly Laughing at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko on April 12, 2018 in NationalTours

Stephen Karam is one of the new breed of contemporary American playwrights. His 'The Humans,' the Tony Award-winning Best Play of 2016, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is now on stage at the Connor Palace. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special on April 13, 2018 in NationalTours

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)
BWW Interview: Kevin Riddagh Talks Bringing BUBBLE GUPPIES LIVE! READY TO ROCK to The Beacon BWW Interview: Kevin Riddagh Talks Bringing BUBBLE GUPPIES LIVE! READY TO ROCK to The Beacon
by Danielle Gutierrez on April 13, 2018 in NationalTours

An undersea adventure is coming to The Beacon Theatre! This weekend, the family jamboree Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock will bring the colorful aquatic characters and rockin' tunes of Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies to the Beacon Theatre. Actor and playwright Kevin Riddagh spoke with BroadwayWorld about the 'invigorating' experience of bringing the vibrant world of Bubble Guppies to audiences across the country. (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Times Union Theater BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Times Union Theater
by Jordan Higginbotham on April 11, 2018 in NationalTours

More often than not, I go to a show and sit through the entire thing with the biggest grin on my face. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical was no exception. The musical is the type where I did not want it to be over as the curtain closed. The Tony nominated musical chronicles Carole Klein's, later known as Carole King, early music career as a composer at the young age of 17. She meets Gerry Goffin in college where they form not only a musical partnership, but a romantic relationship. The duo wrote some of the most iconic songs of the 50's and 60's, so much so that the audience was cheering when just a few notes were played from these songs. Beautiful depicts the growth of careers, beginnings of friendships, and end of relationships in the most extraordinary way. Every performance was absolutely stunning and wonderful. (more...)
THE BODYGUARD National Tour Reaches Closing Stop THE BODYGUARD National Tour Reaches Closing Stop
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2018 in NationalTours

???????The first U.S. National tour of the smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD celebrates its final opening night Tuesday, April 10 at The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  The production will play its closing performance Sunday, April 15, 2018, after 439 performances in 44 cities across the U.S. (more...)
Breaking: COME FROM AWAY Tour Will Launch from Seattle in October; Full Schedule Announced! Breaking: COME FROM AWAY Tour Will Launch from Seattle in October; Full Schedule Announced!
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2018 in NationalTours

Junkyard Dog Productions announces today that the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning smash hit Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY will launch at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The tour will go on to play more than 60 cities including Los Angeles, CA (The Ahmanson); Denver, CO (Buell Theatre); San Francisco, CA (Golden Gate Theatre); Vancouver, BC (Queen Elizabeth); Calgary, AB (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium); Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips Center); Cleveland, OH (Connor Palace); Ottawa, ON (National Art Centre) and many more across the United States and Canada. (more...)
American Girl Doll to Launch Live Musical Tour - All Female Cast and Creative American Girl Doll to Launch Live Musical Tour - All Female Cast and Creative
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2018 in NationalTours

According to Variety, the American Girl Doll company has plans to bring the world of their brand to audiences all over the country and a new, dynamic way. AMERICAN GIRL LIVE will be a musical production inspired by the dolls and their stories. (more...)
Darren Criss & Lea Michele Will Reunite for Tour; Tickets Go On Sale This Wednesday! Darren Criss & Lea Michele Will Reunite for Tour; Tickets Go On Sale This Wednesday!
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2018 in NationalTours

Good news, Glee fans! Broadway veterans Lea Michele and Darren Criss have just announced they they will reunite for their LMDC tour. Criss explains: 'It'll be a little bit of everything- including Lea's solo music, MY solo music, and lots of songs we've always wanted to do from Glee, Broadway, and beyond.' (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 8 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 8
by Audition Roundup on April 08, 2018 in NationalTours

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 8, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Photo Flash: Nicole Scherzinger Celebrates LOVE NEVER DIES' Stop in LA Photo Flash: Nicole Scherzinger Celebrates LOVE NEVER DIES' Stop in LA
by BWW News Desk on April 06, 2018 in NationalTours

Last night, the stars were in alignment as multi-platinum recording artist Nicole Scherzinger attended the opening night of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera; April 5 - 22, 2018. (more...)
DISCO 2 2019 National Tour Casting Announces DISCO 2 2019 National Tour Casting Announces
by BWW News Desk on April 06, 2018 in NationalTours

Tony Denton Promotions has announced the line up for 2019 that once more brings together disco legends for this unique arena concert. The legendary acts confirmed to perform are Village People, The Trammps, Imagination featuring Leee John, The Gibson Brothers, The Three Degrees, The Real Thing and making a return due to overwhelming demand Odyssey. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More!
by BWW Special on April 06, 2018 in NationalTours

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and more! (more...)
Breaking: Praise Be! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Will Launch National Tour in 2019 Breaking: Praise Be! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Will Launch National Tour in 2019
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2018 in NationalTours

Just days ago NBC brought Jesus Christ Superstar back to life on the small screen. Today, BroadwayWorld can confirm that the show will soon hit the stage again! (more...)