BWW Review: CATS Brings the Jellicle Ball to San DiegoBWW Review: CATS Brings the Jellicle Ball to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 19, 2019

CATS captured the hearts and imaginations of people worldwide and the most current touring revival has found a home at Broadway San Diego though April 21st. (more...)

BWW Review: CATS at the Paramount - They Sing, They Dance, That's About ItBWW Review: CATS at the Paramount - They Sing, They Dance, That's About It
by Jay Irwin - Mar 27, 2019

Dear Readers, let me start off by saying, I am not a fan of "Cats". Neither the musical nor the animal (it would seem I'm allergic to both). Way back, when I was a young musical theater geek, I saw one of the early tours and I remember sitting there during the opening number perplexed. I whispered to my theater companions who adored the show, "They keep saying a word. What is it?" "Jellicle," they responded with pride. "Great," I said, "what the hell is a jellicle?!" "It's a made-up word. It's from the T.S. Eliot poems that the show is based on." And thus, my disgust for the show began as the entire thing is about a word that has no real meaning. In the opening song they even point to the audience (and I swear they were pointing at me) and comment that there's still someone who doesn't know what it means. "What does it mean?" they ask brightly. And they never answer their own question! But it won several Tony Awards and many people love it so I'm going to try and slog through this but forgive me if my disdain peeks through. (more...)

BWW Review: CATS at SHEA'S BUFFALO TheatreBWW Review: CATS at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Feb 6, 2019

Memory. With the first downbeat I was instantly transported to 1982 and the mezzanine of the New York's famed Winter Garden Theatre were the new Broadway production of CATS would settle in a for a record breaking 18 years. The iconic CATS theme wafted from it's synthesizers accompanied by lasers and I knew I was in for something wildly different. Almost 37 years later that same music evokes excitement and nostalgia, with a hint of 'on no, not this again.' A glimmering new National tour began a few weeks ago after it's most recent revival on Broadway and Buffalo audiences were treated to a visual feast last night as the show settled in for it's one week run. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/1: Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Lead CAMELOT Benefit, and More!Wake Up With BWW 2/1: Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Lead CAMELOT Benefit, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 1, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Help get yourself through this final day of the week before your weekend, by catching up on the latest Broadway news! (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of CATS on Tour?Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of CATS on Tour?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new national touring company of CATS! The Jellicle Cats include Phillip Deceus as 'Alonzo,' McGee Maddox as 'Bill BaileyRum Tum Tugger,' Lexie Plath as 'Bombalurina,' Mariah Reives as 'Cassandra,' PJ DiGaetano as 'Coricopat,' Liz Schmitz as 'Demeter,' Keri Rene Fuller as 'Grizabella,' Kaitlyn Davidson as 'Jellylorum,' Emily Jeanne Phillips as 'Jennyanydots,' Tion Gaston as 'Mistoffelees,' Tony D'Alelio as 'Mungojerrie,' Dan Hoy as 'Munkustrap,' Timothy Gulan as 'PeterBustopher JonesAsparagus,' Tyler John Logan as 'PlatoMacavity,' Anthony Michael Zas as 'Pouncival,' Rose Iannaccone as 'Rumpelteazer,' Ahren Victory as 'Sillabub,' Ethan Saviet as 'Skimbleshanks,' Halli Toland as 'Tantomile,' Devin Neilson as 'Tumblebrutus,' Brandon Michael Nase as 'VictorOld Deuteronomy,' Caitlin Bond as 'Victoria,' along with Zachary S. Berger, Nicholas Burrage, Erin Chupinsky, Maria Failla, Justin W. Geiss, Charlotte O'Dowd, Adam Richardson, Tricia Tanguy, and Andy Zimmermann. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/30: Rewatch the Performances From A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN, and More!Wake Up With BWW 10/30: Rewatch the Performances From A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 30, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: relive the magic of last night's A Very Wicked Halloween special by watching all of the evening's performances, and more! (more...)

Keri Rene Fuller, Dan Hoy & More Will Lead CATS National Tour!Keri Rene Fuller, Dan Hoy & More Will Lead CATS National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Today, in celebration of National Cat Day, producers announced casting for the North American tour of the first ever Broadway revival of CATS. The multi-year tour will launch at Providence Performing Arts Center on January 22, 2019 and play 24 cities in its first season. (more...)

Keri Rene Fuller Joins 10th Annual Broadway MeowsKeri Rene Fuller Joins 10th Annual Broadway Meows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

The 10th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 16th at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Baldwin Wallace Musical Theatre Class of '18 Showcases Their Talents in NYBWW Review: Baldwin Wallace Musical Theatre Class of '18 Showcases Their Talents in NY
by Roy Berko - May 18, 2018

Backstage.com's recent listing of the top Musical Theater Programs in the U.S. included such schools as Carnegie Mellon University, Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati, University of Michigan, Penn State University and Syracuse University. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Katharine McPhee & the Cast of WAITRESS Sing The Music of Sara BareillesPhoto Coverage: Katharine McPhee & the Cast of WAITRESS Sing The Music of Sara Bareilles
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 14, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - presented the cast of Broadway's hit musical Waitress - including it's new star Katharine McPhee - celebrating the music of the show's composer Sara Bareilles in a special benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Sunday last night and BroadwayWorld was there.  Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Standbys and Understudies from MEAN GIRLS, WAITRESS, ANASTASIA, and More Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE...Photo Coverage: Standbys and Understudies from MEAN GIRLS, WAITRESS, ANASTASIA, and More Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE...
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 24, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continued his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Monday, April 23rd at the series' new home, The Green Room 42. (more...)

Standbys and Understudies from MEAN GIRLS, WAITRESS,  ANASTASIA, and More Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE...Standbys and Understudies from MEAN GIRLS, WAITRESS, ANASTASIA, and More Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, April 23rd at the series' new home, The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessica Vosk, Abby Mueller and More Sing Rihanna at Highline BallroomPhoto Flash: Jessica Vosk, Abby Mueller and More Sing Rihanna at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Last night, sixteen female Broadway stars were featured in Broadway Sings Rihanna, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. The tribute concerts take the music of well-known music icons and create new, unique arrangements and orchestrations by twisting the style to fit the strength of the performer. Previous fifteen concerts have included Adele, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, and Sara Bareilles. On June 18, the series will continue with Broadway Sings Kelly Clarkson. (more...)

BWW Review: BWW-CLE PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES--2017 at Greater Cleveland TheatreBWW Review: BWW-CLE PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES--2017 at Greater Cleveland Theatre
by Roy Berko - Dec 24, 2017

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It the purpose of BROADWAY WORLD.COM-CLEVELAND PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-CLE Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTREDAME at Great Lakes TheatreReview Roundup: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTREDAME at Great Lakes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME plays at Great Lakes Theatre through November 4, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) commences its 2017-18 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the soaring musical epic in its Midwest premiere, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Shakespeare's magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The productions are being performed in rotating repertory through November 5, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs A Midsummer Night's Dream. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of 'Midsummer' in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Corey Mach and More in Great Lakes Theater's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEPhoto Flash: First Look at Corey Mach and More in Great Lakes Theater's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) commences its 2017-18 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the soaring musical epic in its Midwest premiere, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Shakespeare's magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory through November 5, 2017. Victoria Bussert directs The Hunchback of Notre Dame. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Brandon Kalm and Krista Pioppi Among Company for NYTB's 2017 New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series launches on Monday, February 27, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: For Tonight and The Brontes. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DOGFIGHT at Beck Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to again partner with the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre program to present the heartbreaking and hauntingly beautiful Dogfight, February 6 through March 15, 2014 in the intimate Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Winners Announced - Betsy Mugavero, Anthony Covatta, Pat Miller & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2015

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 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Cleveland winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

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