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St. James Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and the 1933 Warner Bros.

A big…bright…bold dance musical. It’s the ultimate backstage showbiz fairy tale when a stage struck understudy becomes an overnight star. Filled with a hit parade of songs like “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and of course, “42nd Street,” it will leave you tapping your toes, with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. This Tony Award winner for Best Musical is a song and dance extravaganza.

Melissa Errico, 'TWO BY TWO', 54 SINGS BILLY JOEL and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim, Two By Two In Concert, Christine Ebersole, 54 Sings Billy Joel, Benjamin Eakeley Broadway Swinger Vol. 2, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: 42ND STREET Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. 42nd Street is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick. This production is directed by Michael Heitzman with choreography by Jared Grimes. 42nd Street runs now through January 7, 2018 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The show officially opened on November 5, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Lee Roy Reams and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS 2017 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Urban Stages announces the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, which will begin Tuesday, December 12 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to present the UK and Ireland tour of the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Review Roundup: 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre - What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

42nd Street at the Drury Lane Theatre runs through January 2018, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch The Cast and Creative Team of 42ND STREET In Rehearsals at Drury Lane Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

42nd Street at Drury Lane Theatre runs through January 2018! Watch the cast in rehearsals in this video! (more...)

Ring in the Holiday Season with Geva's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

On November 22, a beloved Rochester tradition returns to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The Key Bank Production of A Christmas Carol, Dickens' classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit this holiday season. This production of A Christmas Carol premiered to great acclaim in 2010 and features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Charles Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience. (more...)

Times Square Arts and Performa present Mohau Modisakeng's ZION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Times Square Arts and Performa present Mohau Modisakeng's Zion, a choreographed street performance of sixteen dancers and four musicians that will take place on the Broadway Plaza between 42nd and 43rd Streets on Saturday, November 11th from 4:30pm 5:30pm. Zion was commissioned by Performa for the Performa 17 Biennial. (more...)

Richard Skipper Celebrates December with Special Guest Star Kathryn Crosby
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Join host Richard Skipper for a festive holiday show with special guests: Award-winning singer/songwriter Bobby Belfry; Ann Kittredge, a lifelong performing artist who has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at major venues across the country; Sidney Myer, who Theater Pizzazz calls a Nurturer, Evangelist, Iconoclastic Talent ; and cabaret singer Deborah Stone! and very special guest star Kathryn Crosby! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards; Middleton's RAGTIME Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Sally Struthers and More to Lead Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse have announce the stars of the beloved Irving Berlin classic White Christmas at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, November 29 - December 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BEDLAM's PETER PAN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

BEDLAM launches their 2017/2018 season with BEDLAM'S production of J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W 42 street). Directed by Eric Tucker, for a limited 47 performance engagement through Saturday, December 23, 2017, BEDLAM'S Peter Pan will open this Sunday, November 19, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Patrick Cassidy To Play His Dad's Tony Award Winning Role in SHE LOVES ME At The Wick
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Broadway star Patrick Cassidy is making his Wick Theatre debut as Stephen Kodaly in She Loves Me, playing the role that won his father, Jack Cassidy, a Tony Award. He will be joined by Julie Kleiner, Matthew Kacergis and Lauren Weinberg in this this romantic musical comedy, which debuted on Broadway in 1963 and was revived in 2016. (more...)

LIVE: Tune In Now For Our Chat With Michael Urie & Drew Droege!
by Steve Schonberg - Nov 16, 2017

Do you have a burning question for Michael Urie and Drew Droege? On Thursday, November 16, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with the duo, whose new play, Bright Colors And Bold Patterns, is currently playing a limited engagement at SoHo Playhouse. Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskMichaelDrewBWW. (more...)

Mark Blum, Debra Monk and More Join Jamie Brewer in Roundabout's AMY AND THE ORPHANS; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of the world-premiere production Amy and the Orphans, by Roundabout Underground alumna Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone), with direction by eight-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century). (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Present THE DOTTIE MARASCHINO SHOW and WANDA'S WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre will present two exciting one-night-only special events as part of Dare to Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Five choreographers, Artis Smith, Germaine Salsberg, Kevin Predmore, Traci Stanfield and Nicole Ohr, will collaborate with current and graduated Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music composers for a program of new contemporary, modern, and tap dances, performed by 25+ dancers, each dance set to an original composition by a different composer - Yuriy Lehki, Daniel Rote, Jacob Szilagi, and Sean Vigneau-Britt. The program will also feature repertory from Smith and Salsberg ('Full Moon Waxing' and 'Down the Rabbit Hole'). The two 2 performances, Saturday December 2nd at the Brooklyn Music School, is a presentation of Artis Smith and Germaine Salsberg, artistic directors, and The Department of Kinesiology and Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. (more...)

DM Playhouse Adds Another Performance of A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has added a performance of 'A Little House Christmas' on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 4:00 PM. Tickets for this and the originally scheduled performances now through Nov. 26 can be purchased online at, by phone at 515-277-6261, and at the Playhouse ticket office. (more...)

DM Playhouse Production Of Disney's The Little Mermaid Opens December 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse production of 'Disney's the Little Mermaid,' will be presented Dec. 1-23, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'Disney's The Little Mermaid' is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Danny Gardner, Ashley Spencer and More in CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Signature Theatre presents The Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production is directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You runs now through January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Sessions Celebrates Broadway Dreams Foundation This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Broadway Sessions celebrates Broadway Dreams Foundation, November 16. Broadway Sessons is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, November 16th, Broadway Sessions celebrates the Broadway Dreams Foundation with performances by BDF faculty members as well as BDF students and international guests. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Beth Leavel and Christopher Sieber Get Hairy as Miss Hannigan Gives Daddy Warbucks a Buzz Cut!
by Walter McBride - Nov 15, 2017

It's the hard-knock life! Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie, based on 'Little Orphan Annie,' with book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin, directed by Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and musical direction by Jeffrey Saver. (more...)

Breaking: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Close Up Shop; National Tour Will Launch in Fall 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

There are nine remaining weeks to see the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The final performance will be on Sunday, January 14, 2018 after playing 27 previews and 305 regular performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's 42ND STREET Taps at Covent Garden's Christmas Lights Switch-On
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Tom Lister and the cast of London's 42nd Street staged a special performance in Covent Garden Market yesterday as part of the ceremony for the Christmas lights switch-on, featuring Kylie Minogue and Charlotte Tilbury. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: In the Rehearsal Room for Menier Chocolate Factory's BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Barnum opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018. Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell 'humbug' to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends and heart. (more...)

Updated Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

See the updated standings in the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, and cast your vote (more...)

Times Square Arts Announces New Year Season Programming Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, presents the New Year Season, December 2017 February 2018. As part of the Alliance's commitment to showcasing the best of contemporary art, this season's lineup includes works from ArandaLasch + Marcelo Coelho, UNDERVOLT & CO and FX Harsono as well as partnerships with Design Trust for Public Space, Clocktower, Asia Society Museum, and Socrates Sculpture Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Disney's NEWSIES THE MUSICAL at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

What happens when the youth who sell newspapers at the turn of the century decide to strike? Find out at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, November 28 through December 17, as the South Florida regional premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Disney Newsies The Musical hits the stage. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in character! (more...)

CHRP Alumni Take Tap Skills to Drury Lane's 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

For 28 years, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) has exposed young participants and scholarship students to the teaching and experience of masters in the field like Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, Dianne 'Lady Di' Walker and more. CHRP alumni include many of the world's leading tap dance performers, choreographers and directors - making their mark around the world and Chicago. (more...)

Two Productions of 42ND STREET Are Vying to Shuffle Off to Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 14, 2017

The Post's Michael Riedel has reported that two acclaimed productions of the beloved musical 42nd Street are currently vying for a spot on Broadway. (more...)

MUSICAL THRONES: A Parody of Ice and Fire Brings Westeros to Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) heats up winter with dragon fire,dramatic power-struggles and bloodthirsty violence as Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire makes a stop in the City of Brotherly Love on its 30 city national tour February 9-10, 2018. This hilarious send-up of HBO's wildly popular series, which is heading into its final season, will take center stage at Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 S. Broad Street). Tickets are on sale for $25-$45 at, at the box-office, or by calling 215-985-0420. (more...)

Review Roundup: 42ND STREET at North Shore Music Theatre - What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

42nd Street runs at North Shore Music Theatre through November 12, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Signature's JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Student rush tickets will be offered for the extension performances of the critically acclaimed Signature Theatre production of Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Obie Award-winner Mark Brokaw, the company announced today. (more...)

Patrick Page to Return as 'Scrooge' in A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 26th annual production of A Musical Christmas Carol, December 8-23 at the Byham Theater. Broadway veteran and Pittsburgh CLO alum Patrick Page returns to lead the cast in his second year as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

PETER PAN's 'Gotta Crow' at Music Theater Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PAN at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Picks For London Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Nov 14, 2017

Christmas is upon us, and the capital, as usual, is serving up a veritable feast of festive offerings. Here are some of London's finest (more...)

Roundabout Underground's TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Enters Final Fortnight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

A friendly reminder that Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed New York premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jir h Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon, after extending its initial limited run. The extension week will include three special performances reserved for NYC public school students from schools affiliated with Roundabout's expansive education program. (more...)

Villain: DeBlanks' Wednesday Night Performance Will Benefit The Food Bank Of NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

NYC's favorite fill-in-the-blanks comedy says farewell to 2017 with a one-night-only benefit for The Food Bank of New York City! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Defies Gravity with Annual Elpha-Ball!
by Ben Cameron - Nov 13, 2017

The Halloween season comes with a lot of tricks and treats. Well, we got the ultimate treat on October 26th, just days before Wicked's 14th anniversary (aka Wicked Day), as well celebrated our 3rd annual ELPHA-BALL! A coven of actresses who have defied gravity in Wicked as Elphaba joined to hare witchy songs and stories from their time in Oz. Mamie Parris (Graizabella in Cats), Caroline Bowman, Laurel Harris (Beautiful), Julie Reiber (Come From Away) and Carla Stickler blew the roof of The Beechman. We also enjoyed performances by our Rising Star Nicole Vande Zande. Enjoy highlights from this epic night here. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look Back at LEGS DIAMOND Before Its 30th Anniversary Reunion at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54 Street NYC), Broadway's Supper Club, presents the Original Broadway cast of the much heralded musical in Legs Diamond 30th Anniversary Reunion Concert on Sunday, December 3 at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. Scroll down for photos from the original Broadway production! (more...)

Broadway By Design: Neil Patel & Paloma Young Bring TIME AND THE CONWAYS from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 13, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Neil Patel and Paloma Young, who acted as scenic and costume designers for the first-ever Broadway revival of Time and the Conways. (more...)

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND's Vincent Rodriguez III and Composer Drew Gasparini to Lead Master Class in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Vincent Rodriguez III, star of CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend , and composer/lyricist Drew Gasparini will teach a master class titled Performance and Business Empowerment for Artists on Tuesday, December 5th at 3pm in New York City. Registration is now open! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production is directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You runs now through January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Check out a brand-new trailer for the show below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 12, 2017
by - Nov 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/11/2017
by - Nov 11, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/11/2017. (more...)

New York 20TH CENTURY BLUES Previews Begin Sunday, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST) begins previews Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 PM at at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (HAVING OUR SAY, ANNA IN THE TROPICS) will direct the company, which features Beth Dixon ( The Good Wife, Infinitely Polar Bear, MAJOR BARBARA), three-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Franchelle Stewart Dorn (Red Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE), Emmy Award-nominee Polly Draper ( thirtysomething, Obvious Child, CLOSER), two-time OBIE Award-winner Kathryn Grody (TOP GIRLS, THE MODEL APARTMENT), OBIE Award-winner Ellen Parker (THE HEIDI CHRONICLES), and Charles Socarides (SONS OF THE PROPHET, When We Rise ). The 10-week limited engagement will open on Sunday, November 26. (more...)

Japan Society presents The SITI Company Production of Yukio Mishima's HANJO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Japan Society proudly presents the New York City premiere of SITI Company's striking interpretation of Yukio Mishima's play Hanjo, created and performed by the internationally acclaimed ensemble theater SITI Company, in a new English Translation by SITI Co-Artistic Director Leon Ingulsrud, who also directs. Arriving as part of the NOH-NOW Series within Japan Society's Fall 2017-Winter 2017 Performing Arts Season, coinciding with the Society's 110th Anniversary, this production will have three performances, December 7 9, at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: John Lithgow Reveals Inspiration Behind One-Man Broadway Show
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

John Lithgow stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN to talk about his one man Broadway show STORIES BY HEART, inspired by his dad. (more...)

Bedlam's PETER PAN Begins Performances Tomorrow; Student Rush Tickets Available
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) will launch their 2017/2018 season with BEDLAM'S production of J.M. Barrie'sPETER PAN, beginning performances Saturday, November 11, 2017, at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W 42 street). (more...)

It's a Happy Holiday! Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour Finds Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS have announced full casting for the North American Tour of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS. (more...)

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