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3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Craig Revel Horwood in Character for West End's ANNIEPhoto Flash: First Look at Craig Revel Horwood in Character for West End's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Tonight, Monday 18 September 2017, Craig Revel Horwood joins the West End cast of Annie for 10 weeks to play the role of Miss Hannigan in Nikolai Foster's production. Check out a photo of him in character below! (more...)

Woodside Community Theatre Presents Family Favorite Musical ANNIEWoodside Community Theatre Presents Family Favorite Musical ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Woodside Community Theatre (WCT) is proud to present Annie, music by Charles Strouse with lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Cal State Fullerton's 2017-2018 season opens with Frankenstein based on the novel by Mary Shelley, adapted by Bruce Goodrich and directed by CSUF Professor Maria Cominis, which runs September 29-October 15, 2017 in the Young Theatre on campus. An electrifying new version of Frankenstein will keep audiences mesmerized by the sheer power of Mary Shelley's 19th century classic. (more...)

Let Your Hair Down with HAIRSPRAY at Birmingham HippodromeLet Your Hair Down with HAIRSPRAY at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Following a packed out opening in Cardiff at Wales Millennium centre, the international smash hit musical comedy Hairspray the Musical returns to Birmingham Hippodrome for one week only from Mon 9 Sat 14 Oct. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Bring Holiday Cheer to Morrison Center This Winter; Tickets on Sale Friday!ELF THE MUSICAL to Bring Holiday Cheer to Morrison Center This Winter; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

ELF The Musical will play at Morrison Center on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM, & 8:00 PM. (more...)

York Theatre Company To Honor Harvey Schmidt And Tom Jones At 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award GalaYork Theatre Company To Honor Harvey Schmidt And Tom Jones At 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. (more...)

ANNIE Opens at Gallery Players Next WeekANNIE Opens at Gallery Players Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Gallery Players charges into its 51st season with their first show, the beloved and uplifting Annie.  It tells the story of a plucky and lovable orphan girl, a millionaire, and how they find their forever family with each other.  This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the original Broadway production. The show has been a family favorite ever since.  (more...)

MPAC's Announces Opening Night Performer, Sutton FosterMPAC's Announces Opening Night Performer, Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning actress Sutton Foster opens MPAC's 23rd season with a gala performance on Friday, October 6 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-$89. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/22/2017 - 8/29/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 8/22/2017 - 8/29/2017
by - Aug 29, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/22/2017 - 8/29/2017. (more...)

Broadway To Dim Its Lights  In Memory Of Award Winning Writer Thomas MeehanBroadway To Dim Its Lights In Memory Of Award Winning Writer Thomas Meehan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of multiple Tony Award® winner Thomas Meehan, who passed away on Monday, August 21st at age 88. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, August 30th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the 60s! First Look at HAIRSPRAY UK TourPhoto Flash: Welcome to the 60s! First Look at HAIRSPRAY UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Following a publically and critically acclaimed opening at Wales Millennium Centre, smash-hit musical Hairspray today released all new production images.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Remembers the Late Thomas Meehan, Discusses SMILE, and MoreExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Remembers the Late Thomas Meehan, Discusses SMILE, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 2017

This Week: Mourning Thomas Meehan, celebrating the great bookwriters of yesterday and today, Michael Jackson wants to be David Merrick, Larry Hart meets Larry Hart, Diane Sawyer snoops around Smile, Ariel wants to go to Disneyland, and the puzzlement of the 1986-1987 Broadway season.  (more...)

Theater Talk: Flashback with the Late Thomas MeehanTheater Talk: Flashback with the Late Thomas Meehan
by Theater Talk - Aug 23, 2017

In this episode of THEATER TALK, the late Thomas Meehan (1929-2017) and Gary Beach chat about THE PRODUCERS (taped in 2001). (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Thomas MeehanPhoto Flash: Remembering Thomas Meehan
by Walter McBride - Aug 23, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Thomas Meehan, who is best known for his books of such classics as Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, has passed away at 88 years old. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA and More! (more...)

Broadway Mourns the Passing of Thomas MeehanBroadway Mourns the Passing of Thomas Meehan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Thomas Meehan, who is best known for his books of such classics as Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, passed away yesterday, August 21, 2017. He was 88 years old. (more...)

Book Writer of ANNIE & HAIRSPRAY- Thomas Meehan Passes Away at 88Book Writer of ANNIE & HAIRSPRAY- Thomas Meehan Passes Away at 88
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Thomas Meehan, who is best known for his books of such classics as Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, passed away yesterday, August 21, 2017. He was 88 years old. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY To Open In Tel Aviv Tonight!HAIRSPRAY To Open In Tel Aviv Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

HAIRSPRAY will open tonight at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv! It will close on October 8, and is scheduled to continue its tour around the country. HAIRSPRAY premiered on Broadway in 2002 and ran until 2009. The show received twelve Tony Award nominations, and won eight, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. (more...)

Gallery Players to Open 51st Season with ANNIE in BrooklynGallery Players to Open 51st Season with ANNIE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Gallery Players charges into its 51st season with their first show, the beloved and uplifting Annie.  It tells the story of a plucky and lovable orphan girl, a millionaire, and how they find their forever family with each other.  This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the original Broadway production. The show has been a family favorite ever since.  (more...)

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