Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS Comes to South Africa in 2020 Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS Comes to South Africa in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019

Based on the hilarious 1968 film, Mel Brooks' The Producers is a laugh out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical-comedy that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut. (more...)

Joel Montague Will Join The West End Cast Of WAITRESS Joel Montague Will Join The West End Cast Of WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

Waitress will welcome Joel Montague (Falsettos, School of Rock and Funny Girl) to the company of the hit West End musical as Ogie with his first performance taking place on 2 December. He takes on the role from Joe Sugg who has performed the role of Ogie since 9 September. (more...)

Joél Pérez, Brandon J. Dirden & More Complete Cast for TAKE ME OUT on Broadway Joél Pérez, Brandon J. Dirden & More Complete Cast for TAKE ME OUT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

Take Me Out has found its full Broadway cast! Second Stage Theater has announced full casting for the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out. Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Will Harrison, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, and Joél Pérez will join previously announced stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams. Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). (more...)

Video Roundup: The 2020 Presidential Candidates as Tony-Winning Best Musicals Video Roundup: The 2020 Presidential Candidates as Tony-Winning Best Musicals
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 29, 2019

The 2020 presidential candidates just got a little more musical! With the presidential campaigns officially underway, Twitter user @absobyrne took to social media to compare the current candidates to some of Broadway's Tony-winning Best Musicals. To help you get a better understanding at the comparisons, we're giving you a look inside each of the shows, from older classics like South Pacific and Hello, Dolly! to more recent shows including Rent and The Producers. Check it all out! (more...)

Roger Bart Will Star In BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL Roger Bart Will Star In BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

Tony Award winner, Roger Bart, will star as 'Dr Emmett Brown' in the world premiere of BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical, which will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season, finishing on 17 May, prior to transferring to the West End. This comes on the day Christopher Lloyd, the original 'Dr Emmett Brown' in the Back to the Future film trilogy comes to Manchester to pass on the keys to the DeLorean Time Machine to Roger. (more...)

Casting Announced For THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE At The Bridge Theatre Casting Announced For THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE At The Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

The London Theatre Company by special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, presents the much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe over the 2019/20 festive season at the Bridge. (more...)

BWW Review: Politically Incorrect with Nazi Musical THE PRODUCERS is Hysterical at Carrollwood Players Theatre BWW Review: Politically Incorrect with Nazi Musical THE PRODUCERS is Hysterical at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Sep 8, 2019

At the close of the performance, my face hurt from laughing, but what else would you expect from a musical with the name Mel Brooks attached. This over-the-top and exquisitely offensive masterpiece, with everything from the producer's casting couch, grossly stereotypical ultra-sexy foreign female secretary/actress, sex-crazed old ladies to syrupy-sweet gay characters to literally, singing and dancing Nazis, this show is the antithesis to today's political correctness. The Producers at Carrollwood Players has something to make everyone do a little squirm in their seats and I loved every purposely-uncomfortable minute of this madcap story that revels in Mel Brook's irreverent humor. (more...)

Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS Sizzles with Talent at the Central New York Playhouse BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS Sizzles with Talent at the Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Jul 21, 2019

The Central New York (CNY) Playhouse is now entertaining audiences with its hilarious production of the record-breaking Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Producers. Sizzling with local talent under the superb direction of Dustin M. Czarny, the choreography, the casting, the sets, and, of course, the material itself does not disappoint. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS Presents Pandemonium, Puns and Performance At Its Best at The Lex Theatre BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS Presents Pandemonium, Puns and Performance At Its Best at The Lex Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 3, 2019

Presented by Celebration, The Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of "The Producers" opened Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Lex Theatre in Hollywood to a sold-out crowd and garnered a deserved standing ovation at curtain. It's RuPaul meets Mel Brooks in this delicious rendition of a show that's been recreated a gazillion times, but I assure you, never quite like this! From top to bottom, the entire production was first class, perfectly cast with triple-threaters, going all out in production values as well. The original book, by Mel Brooks, Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman, Music by Thomas Meehan and Lyrics by Mel Brooks has been united with the Artistic Direction of Michael A. Shepperd, Produced by Andrew Carlberg and Rebecca Eisenberg, Michael Matthews, Director, Musical Direction by Anthony Zediker and fabulous Choreography by Janet Roston.  And What a Team!     (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Moonlight Amphitheatre is a Fun and Funny Musical Comedy BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Moonlight Amphitheatre is a Fun and Funny Musical Comedy
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 1, 2019

Moonlight Amphitheatre opens its summer season with a laugh - actually with a lot of them with their production of THE PRODUCERS. This Mel Brooks show still has all of the zing, silliness, and more than flirts with political incorrectness and some uncouth humor. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents THE PRODUCERS Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Moonlight Stage Productions opens its 39th summer season with the hit show that has won more Tony Awards than any other musical. Mel Brooks' 'The Producers' comes to the Moonlight Amphitheatre for the first time June 12 to June 29 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring the Broadway national tour sets and costumes, this comedic masterpiece is based on Mel Brooks' 1968 film of the same name. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Charlotte's THE PRODUCERS Is More Politically Incorrect Than Ever BWW Review: Theatre Charlotte's THE PRODUCERS Is More Politically Incorrect Than Ever
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jun 7, 2019

Getting over the seedy scenery and the pre-recorded orchestra, I found Theatre Charlotte's THE PRODUCERS more politically incorrect - and nearly as enjoyable - as the previous three times I've seen this Mel Brooks romp. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lakewood Playhouse's THE PRODUCERS Photo Flash: First Look at Lakewood Playhouse's THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

The Lakewood Playhouse presents The Producers. (more...)

Breaking: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Return to Broadway Next Season in TAKE ME OUT Breaking: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Return to Broadway Next Season in TAKE ME OUT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Second Stage Theater has just announced that JESSE TYLER FERGUSON will co-star opposite the previously announced Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street). Ferguson will play the role of Mason Marzac, the money manager who develops a surprising and all-encompassing love for baseball. (more...)

Chris LeBeau Returns to Franklin to Choreograph CABARET Chris LeBeau Returns to Franklin to Choreograph CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) alum Chris LeBeau has returned from NYC to create new choreography for the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC)'s production of Cabaret. Originally from Holliston, LeBeau received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University's prestigious Drama Department. His national tour credits include Chicago The Musical (ensemble, understudy Amos Hart) and The Producers (ensemble, understudy Leo Bloom).   (more...)

Farmers Alley Theatre Announces Casting for FUN HOME Farmers Alley Theatre Announces Casting for FUN HOME
by Sarah Hookey - May 30, 2019

Farmers Alley Theatre presents the Five Time Tony Winning Musical, FUN HOME, running June 7-23 at our original location in downtown Kalamazoo. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Elizabeth McGovern And More Star In THE STARRY MESSENGER Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Elizabeth McGovern And More Star In THE STARRY MESSENGER
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick - renowned for roles including Ferris Bueller in the iconic movie and Leo Bloom in The Producers - makes his West End debut in in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea. Book tickets here! (more...)

Review Roundup: Matthew Broderick Makes West End Debut In THE STARRY MESSENGER - What Do The Critics Think? Review Roundup: Matthew Broderick Makes West End Debut In THE STARRY MESSENGER - What Do The Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - May 29, 2019

Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick - renowned for roles including Ferris Bueller in the iconic movie and Leo Bloom in The Producers - tonight made his West End debut at the Wyndham's Theatre in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea.  (more...)

Casa Mañana Presents THE PRODUCERS Casa Mañana Presents THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

Casa Mañana continues celebrating its 60th anniversary season, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac, with Mel Brooks' outrageous, in-your-face comedy The Producers. The show runs June 1-9, 2019. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

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