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Breaking News: He Will Be Found! Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps New Stars for Title RoleBreaking News: He Will Be Found! Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps New Stars for Title Role
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that Taylor Trensch, currently starring on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, will star as the title character in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, beginning mid-January 2018, following his run in Hello, Dolly!. (more...)

ANASTASIA to Waltz Through Next July on Broadway; New Block of Tickets Released!ANASTASIA to Waltz Through Next July on Broadway; New Block of Tickets Released!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) today announce a new block of tickets for Broadway's ANASTASIA through July 29, 2018. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale This Week for SCHOOL OF ROCK in ChicagoSingle Tickets on Sale This Week for SCHOOL OF ROCK in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL have announced that individual tickets for SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, August 25, 2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New ShowsINDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWOOscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

Way Off Broadway will Rock the Pews with SISTER ACTWay Off Broadway will Rock the Pews with SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will welcome the "Sunday Morning Fever" this fall when its production of the Heavenly musical comedy Sister Act takes to the stage beginning September 8th. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: Breaking Down Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway Invasion; An International AffairIndustry Editor Exclusive: Breaking Down Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway Invasion; An International Affair
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Aug 7, 2017

For a community dependent on tourists, Broadway does not like outsiders. So it is no surprise that when in 2013 Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), a large theater owner and producing conglomerate in the UK, paid approximately $60 million for a long-term lease on one of Broadway's largest, but most troubled, venues, the industry took notice. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 7th, 2017, Take a Look at the Broadway Real Estate for the Upcoming SeasonINDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 7th, 2017, Take a Look at the Broadway Real Estate for the Upcoming Season
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 7, 2017

Even though we are in the slow summer season for theatre news, show and casting announcements have been slowly trickling in so that the 2017-2018 Broadway season is beginning to come into sharper focus. The slate is filled with high-profile offerings like FROZEN and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, exciting revivals including M. BUTTERFLY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and MY FAIR LADY, intriguing new works like THE BAND'S VISIT and JUNK, and curious newcomers, i.e. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. (more...)

BRIC JazzFest 2017 Announces Full ProgrammingBRIC JazzFest 2017 Announces Full Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce full programming for the 2017 BRIC JazzFest, the third annual edition of the celebrated Brooklyn jazz festival, conceived and curated by Jack Walsh, Lia Crockett and Brice Rosenbloom. As it expands even more in its third year, the Festival continues to deliver on the promise Nate Chinen suggested in The New York Times when he wrote, "Given what's still a limited infrastructure for jazz in Brooklyn, BRIC JazzFest could be an important force for good." The Festival takes place over the course of a week (October 14-21), featuring film, dance, panel discussion and student workshops, and culminates with a three-day concert marathon, with performances taking place simultaneously in the various spaces comprising BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn). (more...)

Photo Flash: CATS Revival Claws Into Cake, Celebrates One Year on BroadwayPhoto Flash: CATS Revival Claws Into Cake, Celebrates One Year on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Cats just celebrated its first anniversary back on Broadway, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Alice Ripley, Judy Kaye, Wayne Cilento & More Join Broadhurst Theatre's 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 BelowAlice Ripley, Judy Kaye, Wayne Cilento & More Join Broadhurst Theatre's 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Tony Award winners Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Judy Kaye (The Phantom of the Opera), Wayne Cilento (Wicked), and more, have joined the Broadhurst Theatre's centennial birthday bash at Feinstein's/54 Below Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, at 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm.   (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Arrive at the Ahmanson Next WeekTHE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Arrive at the Ahmanson Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Presented by Center Theatre Group, The National Theatre production of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' will begin performances at the Ahmanson Theatre on August 2 with the opening set for August 3. The Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens is adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott ('War Horse'). Performances will continue through September 10, 2017. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Celebrates 100 Performances with Free Cast Album StreamingStrike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Celebrates 100 Performances with Free Cast Album Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, celebrates 100 performances on Broadway at the matinee performance today, Wednesday, July 26. (more...)

Michael Moore to Keep Box Reserved for Special Guest During Run of THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDERMichael Moore to Keep Box Reserved for Special Guest During Run of THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld recently visited rehearsals for Michael Moore's The Terms of My Surrender, which begins previews this Friday. (more...)

BRIC Announces Lineup and Dates for Third Annual BRIC JazzFestBRIC Announces Lineup and Dates for Third Annual BRIC JazzFest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce programming and other details of the 2017 BRIC JazzFest, the third annual edition of the celebrated Brooklyn jazz festival, conceived and curated by Jack Walsh, Lia Crockett and Brice Rosenbloom. As it expands even more in its third year, the Festival continues to deliver on the promise Nate Chinen suggested in The New York Times when he wrote, "Given what's still a limited infrastructure for jazz in Brooklyn, BRIC JazzFest could be an important force for good." The Festival takes place over the course of a week (October 14-21), featuring film, dance, panel discussion and student workshops, and culminates with a three-day concert marathon, with performances taking place simultaneously in the various spaces comprising BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn). (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Recoups on BroadwayDEAR EVAN HANSEN Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has just announced that Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has recouped its production costs in just 8.5 months on Broadway. Capitalized at $9.5 million, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it's broken all box office records and been playing to standing-room-only crowds since. (more...)

Four New Felines to Purr in CATS on Broadway This SummerFour New Felines to Purr in CATS on Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Cats will welcome four new 'Jellicle Cats' to the junkyard. (more...)

Richard E. Waits is DREAMGIRLS' Dream Guy at The Miramar Cultural CenterRichard E. Waits is DREAMGIRLS' Dream Guy at The Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On Saturday, July 22 at 8:00pm and Sunday, July 23 at 2:00pm, Florida's preeminent Miramar Cultural Center (2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL) will present DREAMGIRLS the award-drenched musical triumph that became the most successful Broadway export on record. (more...)

Tickets for the Las Vegas Premiere of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Onsale 7/14Tickets for the Las Vegas Premiere of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Onsale 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Las Vegas premiere of the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will go on sale July 14 at 7:00AM. Tickets are available by calling 702.749,2000, visiting the Box Office (hours 10AM - 6PM) or by visiting TheSmithCenter.com. The Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott (WAR HORSE and CURIOUS INCIDENT), will play The Smith Center Sept. 19 - 24 as part of a North American Tour. (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Comes to The Paramount 7/25THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Comes to The Paramount 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel. Directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse and Curious Incident), the critically acclaimed production will come to Seattle for a one-week engagement from July 25-30 as part of a North American Tour. (more...)

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