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BWW Review: OKC Broadway Presents The National Tour Of THE LITTLE MERMAID At The Civic Center Music HallBWW Review: OKC Broadway Presents The National Tour Of THE LITTLE MERMAID At The Civic Center Music Hall
by Ronn Burton - Sep 11, 2017

Okay, let's just get real for a moment: if one approaches this show as an adult and compares it with the canon of theatrical literature, this a production which often falls flat. However, in comparison to average children's entertainment (which is clearly the producers' targeted demographic) it holds up well. Your average elementary aged kid will be thoroughly and utterly charmed. But the parents who brought them? That might be a different story. The performers are all supremely talented, with dozens of Broadway shows to their credit. Even if I felt they might have been instructed to push every moment, they still allow their glorious voices to shine through. While it doesn't run in the same league as the classic Disney films, this production does its job: providing fluffy entertainment for an evening out after school, getting through everything as quickly as possible to make sure the kids get back home in bed to be ready for school tomorrow. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for A CHRISTMAS STORY at Hanover TheatreTickets Now On Sale for A CHRISTMAS STORY at Hanover Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

From the songwriting team behind the Tony Award-winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen" and the Academy Award-winning film "La La Land", A Christmas Story, The Musical opens its national tour at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts and runs Thursday, November 9 through Sunday, November 12. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway show based on the classic 1983 film. (more...)

Tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY at Aronoff Center on Sale NowTickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY at Aronoff Center on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage in Cincinnati at the Aronoff Center, December 5 - 10, 2017 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 17/18 Season presented by TriHealth. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Goes Under The Sea at Wolf TrapBWW Review: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Goes Under The Sea at Wolf Trap
by Keith Tittermary - Jun 30, 2017

Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman made their mark with the early Disney musicals, and always included a sense of "home" and "belonging". As much as Disney's The Little Mermaid is a princess-story aimed at the pre-teen audience, it also has a deeper message of being a fish out of water, only in Ariel's case she is a fish in water who doesn't belong. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly PerformancePaper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Magical and Marvelous-MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse through 6/25BWW Review: Magical and Marvelous-MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse through 6/25
by Marina Kennedy - May 31, 2017

The Paper Mill Playhouse production of Mary Poppins is marvelous. Directed by the theatre's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, choreographed by Denis Jones, and with musical direction by Meg Zervoulis, the show delivers an experience that will affirm your love for musical theatre. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID is Silly, Inconsequential Fun at the Dr. Phillips CenterBWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID is Silly, Inconsequential Fun at the Dr. Phillips Center
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 8, 2017

Last night, Ariel and her underwater friends swam into the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for a weeklong stay, appropriately at the Walt Disney Theatre. The limited engagement, which originated at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in November 2016, is a silly dose of fun and nostalgia for theatregoers of all ages. Though there are performances and elements that seem less than fitting for the grand Dr. Phillips stage, the show as a whole ends up being more than the sum of its parts. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at Broadway In Louisville - Down Where Its WetterBWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at Broadway In Louisville - Down Where Its Wetter
by Keith Waits - Feb 20, 2017

Down Where its Wetter (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort LauderdalePhoto Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Winners Announced - Judy McLane, Hunter Foster, Dirk Lumbard and More!2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Winners Announced - Judy McLane, Hunter Foster, Dirk Lumbard and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Raleigh winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


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A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Bring Classic Movie to Life at Shea's Buffalo TheatreA CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Bring Classic Movie to Life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

This holiday season, for the first time in Buffalo, the award-winning Broadway hit A Christmas Story, The Musical brings the beloved classic movie to life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre December 13-18, 2016 for eight performances. (more...)

Local Children Cast in Shea's A CHRISTMAS STORYLocal Children Cast in Shea's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This holiday season, for the first time in Buffalo, the award-winning Broadway hit A Christmas Story, The Musical, on tour in eight cities from November through December, brings the beloved classic movie to life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre December 13-18, 2016 for eight performances. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Bring Classic Movie to Life at Shea's Buffalo TheatreA CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Bring Classic Movie to Life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

This holiday season, for the first time in Buffalo, the award-winning Broadway hit A Christmas Story, The Musical brings the beloved classic movie to life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre December 13-18, 2016 for eight performances. (more...)

Four Critically Acclaimed Leads Return to Headline Big League's National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORYFour Critically Acclaimed Leads Return to Headline Big League's National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The beloved holiday film is being brought to life live-on-stage as the award-winning Broadway show, A Christmas Story, The Musical, embarks on an eight-city National Tour this holiday season. Four leads from the 2015 tour will return to reprise their roles for the third season of Big League's critically acclaimed production. A Christmas Story, The Musical will debut in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre from November 29 - December 4 as part of the 2016/2017 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starting Tonight in SeattleJennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Starting Tonight in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

The Holidays Are Here! A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Kicks Off 2016 Tour TonightThe Holidays Are Here! A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Kicks Off 2016 Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The beloved holiday film is being brought to life live-on-stage as the award-winning Broadway show, A Christmas Story, The Musical, embarks on an eight-city National Tour this holiday season opening in Utica, NY, tonight, November 15, 2016, with engagements in Waterbury, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Detroit and Grand Rapids­. (more...)

Four Critically Acclaimed Leads Return to Headline Big League's National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORYFour Critically Acclaimed Leads Return to Headline Big League's National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The beloved holiday film is being brought to life live-on-stage as the award-winning Broadway show, A Christmas Story, The Musical, embarks on an eight-city National Tour this holiday season. Four leads from the 2015 tour will return to reprise their roles for the third season of Big League's critically acclaimed production. A Christmas Story, The Musical will debut in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre from November 29 - December 4 as part of the 2016/2017 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season. (more...)

Original Stars to Return for A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL 2016 Tour; Stops Announced!Original Stars to Return for A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL 2016 Tour; Stops Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The beloved holiday film is being brought to life live-on-stage as the award-winning Broadway show, A Christmas Story, The Musical, embarks on an eight-city National Tour this holiday season opening in Utica, NY on November 15, 2016, with engagements in Waterbury, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Detroit and Grand Rapids­. (more...)

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