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LOVE NEVER DIES Will Make Stops in Memphis, Philadelphia, Denver, and More This Fall LOVE NEVER DIES Will Make Stops in Memphis, Philadelphia, Denver, and More This Fall
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in NationalTours

Complete 2018-2019 schedule has been announced for the North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. The tour launched in Fall 2018, and continues this week in Nashville, TN at TPAC June 19-24, followed by the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, MN next week, June 26-July 1. A complete touring schedule is below. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 17 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 17
by Audition Roundup on June 17, 2018 in NationalTours

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 17, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Bronson Norris Murphy Takes Over as The Phantom in LOVE NEVER DIES Tour Bronson Norris Murphy Takes Over as The Phantom in LOVE NEVER DIES Tour
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in NationalTours

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, continues its North American tour (currently at South Carolina's Peace Center), and BroadwayWorld has just learned that Bronson Norris Murphy as officially taken over the role of The Phantom. (more...)
'Welcome To Night Vale' To Embark on World Tour 'Welcome To Night Vale' To Embark on World Tour
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in NationalTours

Welcome to Night Vale - one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world - launches the Welcome to Night Vale 2018 / 2019 World Tour with a special preview show on August 12, 2018, and continuing through March 13, 2019. The tour consists of forty-four cities with forty-seven performances in nine countries. (more...)
BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera House BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West on June 14, 2018 in NationalTours

Scrolling through the nearly 900 musical theatre albums in my iTunes library, it's easy to confirm that Broadway seldom features banjo-led scores, although rare exceptions on and off-Broadway might include MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE, THE SPITFIRE GRILL and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM. And although Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's 2016 sleeper-hit musical BRIGHT STAR hardly lasted more than 100 performances, the charming musical lives on, sweeping audiences off their feet through its first national tour, currently onstage at Winspear Opera House. (more...)
Trevor Dion Nicholas Will Join ALADDIN National Tour as Genie at Pittsburgh Stop Trevor Dion Nicholas Will Join ALADDIN National Tour as Genie at Pittsburgh Stop
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in NationalTours

Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced that Morgantown, WV native Trevor Dion Nicholas, who is currently starring as 'Genie' in the London West End production of Aladdin, will come home to play the iconic role in Pittsburgh, where the hit Broadway musical will play a three-week engagement from August 22 - September 9, 2018 at the Benedum Center. Additional casting for the Pittsburgh engagement will be announced at a later time. This tour is part of the 2017-2018 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and Broadway Across America. (more...)
THE LION KING Tour Celebrates Thrilling More Than 20 Million Around the Country THE LION KING Tour Celebrates Thrilling More Than 20 Million Around the Country
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in NationalTours

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King celebrated the milestone of reaching an audience of over 20 million people at the conclusion of its engagement in El Paso on June 10. Now in its 17th touring year, The Lion King North American touring productions have played over 8,431 performances during 185 engagements in 80 cities. If the North American tours were a Broadway production, they would be the fourth longest running show in history. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on June 15, 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 A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
VIDEO: Star of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Ben Levi Ross Performs 'You Will Be Found' with Choirs Across the Country VIDEO: Star of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Ben Levi Ross Performs 'You Will Be Found' with Choirs Across the Country
by Stage Tube on June 08, 2018 in NationalTours

From Broadway to Los Angeles, Denver to San Francisco, choirs in the debut cities of the National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen have joined together to let audiences everywhere know You Will Be Found. Watch as tour star Ben Levi Ross joins the chorus in the moving anthem. (more...)
DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces Tour Stops and Complete Cast DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces Tour Stops and Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk on June 07, 2018 in NationalTours

The Dear Evan Hansen tour is gearing up to hit the road. Find out where you can catch it! (more...)
Australia's Maggie McKenna Completes Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Taking on the Role of Zoe Australia's Maggie McKenna Completes Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Taking on the Role of Zoe
by BWW News Desk on June 07, 2018 in NationalTours

Fresh from a run in the Australian dark comedy Muriel's Wedding, Maggie McKenna joins the touring cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN as Zoe Murphy. Learn more about the Oz native below! (more...)
Marrick Smith Will Tour with DEAR EVAN HANSEN as Connor Murphy Marrick Smith Will Tour with DEAR EVAN HANSEN as Connor Murphy
by BWW News Desk on June 07, 2018 in NationalTours

FUN HOME alum Marrick Smith is the next to be found as he joins the cast of the DEAR EVAN HANSEN tour in the role of Connor Murphy. Find out more about him below! (more...)
Christiane Noll and Aaron Lazar to Sing a Requiem as DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour's Murphy Parents Christiane Noll and Aaron Lazar to Sing a Requiem as DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour's Murphy Parents
by BWW News Desk on June 07, 2018 in NationalTours

The DEAR EVAN HANSEN tour's heartbreaking grieving parents will be played by stage superstars Christiane Noll and Aaron Lazar. Learn more about them below! (more...)
BWW Review: WAITRESS Captures The Heart of Nashville During TPAC Run BWW Review: WAITRESS Captures The Heart of Nashville During TPAC Run
by Jeffrey Ellis on June 07, 2018 in NationalTours

There comes a moment late in act two of Waitress, the Jessie Nelson-Sara Bareilles musical now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall, when Desi Oakley - the actress portraying Jenna Hunterson, the show's very pregnant heroine - finds herself bathed in the bright glow of a spotlight and she delivers the show's stirring and emotionally driven climax: a performance of Bareilles' plaintive pop ballad "She Used to Be Mine," arguably the score's best-known and most beloved song. (more...)
Jared Goldsmith Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour as Jared Kleinman Jared Goldsmith Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour as Jared Kleinman
by BWW News Desk on June 06, 2018 in NationalTours

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Jared Goldsmith will take on his namesake role of Jared Kleinman in the national tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)
FALSETTOS Announces Tour Stops FALSETTOS Announces Tour Stops
by BWW News Desk on June 06, 2018 in NationalTours

The 2019 National Tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway Production of FALSETTOS, William Finn and James Lapine's groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical announces its complete touring schedule for the 2018-2019 season. (more...)
The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with THE COLOR PURPLE's Gabrielle Reid and Clyde Voce The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with THE COLOR PURPLE's Gabrielle Reid and Clyde Voce
by West of Broadway on June 06, 2018 in NationalTours

In this episode of West of Broadway will and Lara are at the Pantages theater celebrating the opening night of the Color Purple National Tour. Listen to Will and Lara discuss their excitement before they enter the theater and their recaps of the first and second acts.  You'll also get to hear Will talk backstage with two of the performers from the production. Gabrielle Reid and Clyde Voce discuss what it's like to tour with this remarkable production and the timeless message that seems more relevant today than ever before.  (more...)
Good for Her! Jessica Phillips Will Play Heidi Hansen in DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour Good for Her! Jessica Phillips Will Play Heidi Hansen in DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour
by BWW News Desk on June 05, 2018 in NationalTours

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the role of Heidi Hansen in DEAR EVAN HANSEN on tour will be played by Jessica Phillips. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special on June 01, 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 A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Ready to Take Your Shot? HAMILTON Announces Puerto Rico Auditions Ready to Take Your Shot? HAMILTON Announces Puerto Rico Auditions
by BWW News Desk on May 30, 2018 in NationalTours

HAMILTON author Lin-Manuel Miranda and Producer Jeffrey Seller announce that the production will hold auditions in Puerto Rico in June for singers and dancers ahead of  the January 2019 opening of HAMILTON in San Juan. The casting call is for consideration for all companies of HAMILTON including the new company in Puerto Rico, Broadway, Chicago and touring productions. (more...)
Tap Dogs, The Global Dance Sensation, Will Embark on a 2018-19 International Tour Tap Dogs, The Global Dance Sensation, Will Embark on a 2018-19 International Tour
by BWW News Desk on May 29, 2018 in NationalTours

In celebration of National Tap Dance Day, Broadway Entertainment Group is pleased to announce a new International tour of Australia's most successful theatrical export, Dein Perry's TAP DOGS. Launching on August 22, 2018 at Grand Arena in Cape Town, South Africa, Dein Perry's TAP DOGS will then tour to diverse international markets including the West End (UK), Australia, Greece, Italy, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, China and Macau before going on tour in the United States. The U.S. leg of the tour kicks off on February 19, 2019 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., followed by stops in Waterbury, CT; The Villages, FL; Charleston, SC; Durham, NC; Charlotte, NC; and Worcester, MA, among many others. (more...)
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Columbus and They're Still Something Incredible BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Columbus and They're Still Something Incredible
by Christina Mancuso on May 27, 2018 in NationalTours

Hello, again.  Columbus was glutton for punishment when THE BOOK OF MORMON returned to the Ohio Theatre for another blasphemous yet gut-wrenchingly hilarious week of musical theatre genius.  This time, the audience was snickering and giggling while they shuffled in their seats before the show even began. They knew they were about to embark on a show that can say "F-You, God" and still have the Mormon church take out a full page ad in the Playbill.  This is the brilliance of South Park writers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with AVENUE Q co-creator Robert Lopez, who can cleverly win over people of all faith by poking fun at the Mormons with crass language that borders sacrilege. Why? Because at its core is a heartfelt story of brotherhood and self-discovery with lovable young men finding their way in a world ruled by uniformity and restriction. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 27 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 27
by Audition Roundup on May 27, 2018 in NationalTours

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 27, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
New Orleans Bakeries Compete to Be Named Official WAITRESS Tour Stop Pie New Orleans Bakeries Compete to Be Named Official WAITRESS Tour Stop Pie
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2018 in NationalTours

Broadway in New Orleans, along with the hit Broadway show WAITRESS, are adding a local touch to the show by naming New Orleans' top pie. (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA is A Lovely Night at Heinz Hall BWW Review: CINDERELLA is A Lovely Night at Heinz Hall
by Dylan Shaffer on May 24, 2018 in NationalTours

Missed your invitation to Harry and Megan's royal wedding? Fear naught, because as part of PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, the story of Cinderella is as enchanting and regal as any British love story. (more...)