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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 bigÖbrightÖbold dance musical. Itís the ultimate backstage showbiz fairy tale when a stage struck understudy becomes an overnight star. Filled with a hit parade of songs like ďLullaby of Broadway,Ē ďWeíre in the Money,Ē ďShuffle Off to BuffaloĒ and of course, ď42nd Street,Ē 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.



New 42nd Street President And CEO Cora Cahan Will Step Down In June 2019
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Cora Cahan, the founding President and CEO of The New 42nd Street, has announced that she will step down at the end of June 2019. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Shuler Hensley To Headline City Springs Theatre's 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company presents Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley in '42nd Street,' the ultimate Broadway musical, playing at the brand-new Byers Theatre at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) September 14th through the 23rd. Tickets are $30-$62, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of BE MORE CHILL Off-Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Tune in at 10pm to watch the company celebrate opening night LIVE! And while you're waiting, watch clips of the cast in action. (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In on BE MORE CHILL Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Aug 9, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill celebrates its official off-Broadway opening night tonight! The production runs through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Opens Walnut Street Theatre 210th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

???????Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 210th season with the lush romantic comedy Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN, featuring a score by "America's Songwriter."  Based on the classic film by the same name, the production will be directed by Charles Abbott and choreographed by Michelle Gaudette. Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn begins previews on September 4th, opens on September 12th, and runs through October 21st on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

LIVING ON LOVE Opens At Peninsula Players Theatre, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre, presents the regional premiere of "Living on Love," a new romantic comedy by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play "Peccadillo" by Garson Kanin.  The delightful "Living on Love" opens at Door County's theatrical icon on Wednesday, August 25 and performs through September 2 and is a glamorous, hilarious romp through the world of music, marriage, celebrity and love! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night WEST SIDE STORY at Barrington Stage Co.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 9, 2018

The streets of Pittsfield, (more precisely Barrington Stage Co's Boyd Quinson Mainstage on Union Street) became the streets of 1957 New York City as one of the greatest Broadway Shows of all times, West Side Store had it's opening night performance.  Nowadays you don't have gangs fighting on Pittsfield streets but you do have theater goers fighting to get into the many productions of Barrington Stage Co. and the sold out season at Mr. (Bill) Finn's Cabaret. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Will Roland Belt It Out in New Song from BE MORE CHILL- Opens Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 2018

Below, watch as Will Roland performs Jeremy's Act 1 closer, 'Loser Geek Whatever.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 8, 2018
by - Aug 8, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Drilling Company Presents MACBETH in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

The Drilling Company's production of Macbeth, the third and final production of this summer's Bryant Park Shakespeare series, will be a Gangs of New York-styled production, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area.  (more...)

Photo Flash: North Shore Music Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

THE WOMEN All-Star Staged Reading Fundraiser Announced at Group Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

???????Scott Thompson, Kathleen Delaney, and Tracy Powell in association with the Group Rep present an all-star staged reading of THE WOMEN, a comedy of manners written by Clare Boothe Luce, directed by Scott Thompson, as a fundraiser for D'Amor Center for Cancer Care and the Group Rep Theatre Company. (more...)

Will Roland, Molly Hager, and More Will Join Joe Iconis in Concert at the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Musical theater writer and rabble rouser Joe Iconis brings his unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree back to The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Join Joe and his merry band of musical theater punks as they roar their way through a set of Joe's incendiary songs. Expect classic tunes, new numbers, and works-in-progress. Spill a drink, make a friend, and spend an evening with a tribe of artists determined to bring along their traditional musical theater Family Values as they blaze into the future. (more...)

BWW Previews: MAMMA MIA at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Aug 8, 2018

Audiences can expect to have the time of their life at MAMMA MIA! Join Sophie, a 20-year-old bride-to-be, as she searches for her father, who she has never known. After reading her mother's diary, she discovers there are three potential candidates, and unbeknownst to her mother, she invites each of them in hopes of having one of them walk her down the aisle. As the big day draws near, surprises abound for her mother, Donna, with the arrival of old flames and old friends. MAMMA MIA! is packed with 22 of ABBA's greatest hits, including 'Dancing Queen,' 'Super Trouper,' 'Take A Chance on Me,' and 'The Winner Takes It All.' (more...)

Brief 8/8: Get a First Look at Clips From BE MORE CHILL, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 8, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: get a first look at clips from Be More Chill, meet the cast of King Kong, and more! (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Presents The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! For An Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins today, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

Michael C. Hall to Star in THOM PAIN at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Golden Globe Award-winner Michael C. Hall ('Dexter,' 'Six Feet Under,' The Realistic Joneses) will play the title role of Thom Pain in the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Thom Pain (based on nothing), by Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Will Eno and directed by Obie Award-winner Oliver Butler. Eno was the first writer to complete Signature's Residency 5, a unique program offering three full productions over the course of five years. This is his first Legacy production since completing the program, which included productions of his play Title and Deed, and the world premieres of The Open House and Wakey, Wakey. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For UNRAVELED BY JENNIFER BLACKMER; LaDonna Burns, Maxwell Eddy, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Producer Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions have announced the Cast and women-led Creative Team of UNRAVELED by Jennifer Blackmer. The production will be directed by Kathryn MacMillan, with Scenic Design by Melpomene Katakalos, Costume Design by Elivia Bovenzi, Lighting Design by Kate McGee, and Sound Design by Amy Altadonna. The UNRAVELED cast includes LaDonna Burns, Maxwell Eddy, Lori Hammel, Suzanna Hay, and Kittson O'Neill. Stephanie Clark is the Production Stage Manager, and Jaclyn Lusardi is the Assistant Stage Manager. Casting is by Kate Lumpkin Casting. (more...)

United Solo Festival Hosts Premiere of One-woman Rock Opera Psychedelic Cartoon Slideshow, With Puppets
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Song of Seamus and the Psychedelic Squirrel takes you to Fort Tryon Park, under the shadow of the George Washington Bridge, where the animal gangs of gritty 1970's New York are fighting over our garbage. Battling the forces of pigeons (and other monsters), and the hazards of sex, drugs and rock & roll, one squirrel will give everything he has to save his brother! (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Casting for THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

In honor of Artistic Director Michael Kahn's final season with the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), the opening show of the 2018-2019 Season, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, will feature beloved performers, many of whom have been with the Company since the very beginning. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 7, 2018
by - Aug 7, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Them More Than Survive! Highlights from BE MORE CHILL Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is now running through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). We've got your first look at Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason Tam, and the rest of the cast in action!  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At HAIRSPRAY At San Diego Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Here is a first look at production photos for San Diego Musical Theatre's production of the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY, which opened on Saturday night! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 6, 2018
by - Aug 6, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Announces Lineup For Its 42nd Season At Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), breaking new ground through a new educational initiative, launches its 42nd Season with the New York premiere of the play The Emperor's Nightingale, by Damon Chua (November 26 - December 16, 2018) and, with a prestigious grant and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the World premiere of the new play The Brothers Paranormal by Prince Gomolvilas (April 27 - May 19, 2019) both to be presented at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). The season will also include the staged reading series Two Faces of Chinese America, and the 2018 Golden Unicorn Gala set for Thursday, October 18, 2018. (more...)

Craig Jessup Brings SONDHEIM TONIGHT To Feinstein's At The Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

???????One of the Bay Area's best entertainers celebrates the work of one of our greatest composers. Craig Jessup's Sondheim Tonight! brings together more than a dozen Sondheim gems from some of his earliest shows as a composer/lyricist (Saturday Night, Anyone Can Whistle) to some of his most beloved (Company, Follies, Merrily We Roll Along). And the show marks Jessup's debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

Reeve Carney Returns To The Green Room 42 on September 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of Reeve Carney on Wednesday, September 12 at 9:30 PM before he heads to London to star in the acclaimed Broadway-bound musical Hadestown at the National Theatre. Reeve is best known for his portrayal of Dorian Gray in Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful,' Riff Raff in Fox TV's Rocky Horror Picture Show reimagining, as well as originating the role of Peter Parker in Julie Taymor and U2's Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. Featuring selections from his five-time Independent Music Award-winning album, Youth Is Wasted, as well a few surprises from the Broadway canon and the Great American Songbook, Reeve delivers a one-man-show that feels more like an invitation only after-party than traditional concert performance.  (more...)

Kim Whitener Steps Down as Executive Director of HERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

HERE's Board of Directors announces that long-time Producing/Executive Director Kim Whitener will step down from HERE Art Center this fall to return to creative producing and consulting with her company KiWi Productions, where she will work with a range of US artists and companies primarily in the contemporary opera-theater and music-theater worlds. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 5, 2018
by - Aug 5, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 4, 2018
by - Aug 4, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/4/2018
by - Aug 4, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/4/2018. (more...)

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre to Celebrate Highlights from Past Season at Kelsey Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Community theater folks and their fans are in for a treat as Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre presents an evening of entertainment and awards on Saturday, Aug. 18, starting at 7 p.m. "The 2018 Kelsey Awards" will celebrate and recognize the best theatrical productions and performers from Kelsey Theatre's 2017-18 season. The theater is located on MCCC's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

STEPHANIE'S CHILD - New York's Premier Pop-Vocal Drag Trio Returns To Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - welcomes back Stephanie's Child, New York's premier pop-vocal drag trio, for their one-year anniversary concert on Friday, August 10 at 9:30 PM. Hailed as one of the "Best LGBT Events in New York" from Time Out New York, the Stephanie's Child residency features tight harmonies, pop hits, hilarious original parodies and surprise special guests. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 3, 2018
by - Aug 3, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Hairspray. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Book, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Hairspray will be directed by J. Scott Lapp (SDMT's First Date), with choreography by Jill Gorrie (SDMT's Singin' in the Rain, 42nd Street, Damn Yankees), and music direction by Don LeMaster. Hairspray runs August 3 - September 2, 2018 at the historic Horton Grand Theatre, with press opening on Saturday, August 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Brief 8/3: First Look at the Cast of BE MORE CHILL, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 3, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: we have your first look at the cast of Be More Chill, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Highlights From MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

Anita Procedure Set For NYC Debut This Month at the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

???????Anita Procedure, LA's premiere singing drag queen, is set to bring her show Adult Performer: A Musical Tale of One Queen's Journey from Twinkdom to (Semi) Stardom to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. There will be two performances only, on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17, both at 7pm. (more...)

Ma Yi Theater Company Announces Its 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Ma-Yi Theater Company - which has had a breakout season with the award-winning success of the musical KPOP, and recently with Mike Lew's new play TEENAGE DICK (at The Public Theater) - announces its 2018-19 season of new works, according to the company's Producing Artistic Director, Ralph B. Pe√Īa.¬† Among the offerings will be world-premieres of plays that have been created and developed through Ma-Yi's celebrated Writers Lab, which has the distinction of being a primary incubator of new Asian American theater and the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights in the world.¬† (more...)

Harry Lennix From THE BLACKLIST And More Join ELEW At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

???????THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will present ELEW on Thursday, August 16 at 7:00 PM. His performance "Rockjazz" fuses his classically trained piano skills with modern pop and rock music generating a new genre. After performing for Barack and Michelle Obama at The White House alongside Esperanza Spalding, on NBC-TV's "America's Got Talent" and on National Public Radio, ELEW brings "Rockjazz" back to New York at The Green Room 42 for a one night only performance. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

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Playwrights Realm Announces Cast And Creative Team For Jonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project).  This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 12
by Audition Roundup - Aug 12, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 12, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 12
by Audition Roundup - Aug 12, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 12, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Katie Welsh Brings Cabaret Concert Series To Princeton This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2018

Get ready this Fall for three fabulous concerts by Katie Welsh, to be staged at the Arts Council in Princeton! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Gets an Upgrade! Go Inside Opening Night of BE MORE CHILL!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 10, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is now running through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC) and just opened last night, August 9. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, PRONOUN SHOWDOWN and More Take the Stage at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

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. (more...)

Upgrade! BE MORE CHILL Adds A Week of Performances to Sold Out Off-Broadway Run!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

 Be More Chill, the new hit musical has extended by popular demand. Having sold out its entire run prior to opening night, Be More Chill has now extended its limited engagement one week through September 30. (more...)

Cast Announced For Goodspeed Musicals THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of the spirited musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. This high-speed spoof will run September 21 through November 25, 2018 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, CT. [Official Press Opening will be October 10, 2018.] (more...)

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