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Photo Flash: Broadway's Felicia Finley Shakes It Up At Actors Connection Performing Arts Camp With A Special Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Yesterday Kids & Teens at Actors Connection Performing Arts Camp ended their weeklong program with a special treat, a class and Q&A with Felicia Finleyfrom Broadway's Mamma Mia, Aida, Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Wedding Singer and more. Finley just closed a production of All Shook Up at The Muny where she starred as Miss Sandra. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA! since its Broadway debut in 2001, after which it ran for a staggering 5,758 performances. Pittsburgh CLO will produce this international sensation for the first time, now - August 6 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the roster of emerging artists engaged for the 16th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, which begins in September. (more...)

Telly Leung Joins Mandy Gonzalez for a WICKED Good Broadway Soundbite
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez is at it again jamming in her dressing room with her famous and talented friends. This time she's got Aladdin himself, Telly Leung, who joins her for the ultimate Broadway homage to friendship: 'For Good'. (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

They're So Fetch! Meet MEAN GIRLS' Plastics and Friends/Enemies!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

In celebration of today's announcement, we're rounding up past performances from the new cast so that you can meet the Plastics and friends/enemies! (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to The Broward Center 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Fort Lauderdale premiere October 10 - 22, 2017 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour. (more...)

UNC School of the Arts to Present BLACK MAGIC at National Black Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

An award-winning play written by a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will be presented Aug. 1 and 2 at the National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) in Winston-Salem. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes INDECENT Stars Mimi Lieber and Tom Nelis
by Broadwaysted - Jul 26, 2017

Don't worry--our two new #FriendsoftheShow aren't salacious or obscene. They're just INDECENT's Mimi Lieber and Tom Nelis! We're pouring out white wine and Gin and Tonics (not Seltzer, Kevin...Tonic!) while Mimi and Tom talk about INDECENT'S exciting Tony wins and the amazing move by Super Star Producer Daryl Roth to resurrect INDECENT beyond the initial closing date (you have until August 6th people, so GO!) (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls. (more...)

Michael Arden to Helm Reading of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's REPUBLIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Michael Arden (Tony-nominated for Spring Awakening and the upcoming Once on This Island) will direct a private reading of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk's newest musical, REPUBLIC on Friday, July 28th at 1pm. (more...)

SNOWFALL's Carter Hudson to Headline Ensemble for the Romantic Century's VAN GOGH'S EAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced that the 2017-18 season, ERC's 17th, will take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues) beginning August 10th with Van Gogh's Ear. Opening Night is set for August 17th. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through September 10th only. (more...)

Stars from THE LION KING and More Set for Actors Connection Camp This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Broadway Stars Nala Hamilton from Disney's The Lion King and Felicia Finley from Mamma Mia, Aida, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and nearly a dozen more industry guests will make an appearance at Actors Connection Summer Camp this week. Scroll down for photos from the July session! (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 22, 2017

Like a burst of light, Whitney Houston put herself on the movie screen map with her performance in the 1992 Warner Bros. blockbuster hit, THE BODYGUARD, leaving a long-lasting impression in our hearts and in the music industry. But, it appears that lightning won't be striking twice with this title, as the current stage attempt creates musical magic, but falls short of memorable. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Will Make its Pittsburgh CLO Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA! since its Broadway debut in 2001, after which it ran for a staggering 5,758 performances. Now, Pittsburgh CLO will produce this international sensation for the first time, July 28 - August 6 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

HAMILTON's Mandy Gonzalez to Bring Solo Show to Long Island's Guild Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Mandy Gonzalez, now starring in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, brings her acclaimed concert and talent to Guild Hall for one night only. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Elton John - Cómo "The Rocket Man" revolucionó Broadway
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 19, 2017

El compositor, que se encuentra en plena gira internacional (actuo anoche en Gran Canaria y mañana lo hara en Marbella), es uno de los autores de musicales mas exitosos de todos los tiempos, y tendra sus dos trabajos mas populares en Madrid la proxima temporada: EL REY LEÓN y BILLY ELLIOT. (more...)

Adam Pascal and Stars of SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Headline BROADWAY AT W This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Tony nominated Adam Pascal, Blake Hammond and cast members of the first national tour of Something Rotten will headline BROADWAY AT W this coming Saturday, July 22nd at W Chicago - City Center beginning at 11:00pm. (more...)

Acclaimed New Royal Opera House Production of OTELLO Comes to River St Theatre in HD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

London's Royal Opera House current production of Giuseppe Verdi's opera masterpiece, Otello will be shown at the River Street Theatre (RST) in Jaffrey Sunday, July 23 and on Monday, July 24. First presented at Milan's Teatro alla Scala in 1887, Otello has been masterfully staged again by the Royal Opera House in honor of its 130th anniversary. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN North American Tour Celebrates 100 Performances in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

The National Tour of Aladdin proudly celebrated their 100th performance in Chicago. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar®winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon,Something Rotten!).   (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

New York City Opera's Season Opens with LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

After a critically acclaimed 2016/2017 season, New York City Opera is again at the forefront of New York's cultural season, opening its 2017/2018 season on September 6, 2017 at 7:30PM with a new production of Puccini's La fanciulla del West directed by Ivan Stefanutti with James Meena conducting the New York City Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Soprano Kristin Sampson returns to City Opera to sing the role of Minnie, joined by tenor Jonathan Burton as Dick Johnson in his City Opera debut, and bass-baritone Kevin Short as Jack Rance. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre Announces Cast of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

PRiMA Theatre is offering a fresh imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, known to theatre audiences as a musical masterpiece. "Our take on EVITA will offer a new look at a historic story that carries universal themes." (more...)

Reimagined EVITA Flies into PRiMA Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

PRiMA Theatre is offering a fresh imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, known to theatre audiences as a musical masterpiece. "Our take on EVITA will offer a new look at a historic story that carries universal themes." says the show's director, Mitch Nugent. "It's a story about obsessively striving for a better life for yourself, obsession with the ladder of success, and then coming to the tragic realization that all that truly lasts are your legacy and love. I'm also excited to explore the relationship between the press and those in political power."  (more...)

Idina Menzel Doing Workshops with New Writers; Hopes to Work with Jason Robert Brown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

In an all-new interview with The Chicago Tribune, Idina Menzel reveals that she returns to New York City on a frequent basis to participate in workshops with original works by new writers. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details of the 2017 Community Cast Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

WaterTower Theatre is excited to be continuing one of our most talked about and anticipated traditions, the Community Cast Party!  CCP Co-Chairs Stan Graner, Corky Pledger, Deborah Staggs and Maureen Anderson today announced details for the 4th Annual Community Cast Party.  The party will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at WaterTower 's home, the Addison Theatre Centre from 7 pm to 10 pm.  The Community Cast Party is designed to attract a wide audience of patrons, partiers, and food lovers who are interested in supporting WaterTower Theatre while enjoying an evening of entertainment with cuisine offered from many fine local restaurants.  Attendees will have a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with artists from the DFW theatre community at the "open house" style event, where everyone is welcome. (more...)

Jill-Christine Wiley to Lead National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC as part of a North American tour. For more information, please visit (more...)

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage? (more...)

Jacqueline Dark Releases Debut Album 'Pinning Clouds'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Jacqueline Dark, the multiple Helpmann and Green Room Award winning star of opera and The Sound Of Music, has released her debut album Pinning Clouds. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces 2017-18 Classical Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Carnegie Hall's 2017-2018 season is fast approaching, and they are looking forward to exciting new projects and outstanding concerts! (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Aronov to Guest Star on NBC's THE BLACKLIST
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

BWW has learned that the first episode of season 5 of NBC's THE BLACKLIST will feature Michael Aronov, who won this year's Tony Award for OSLO as Featured Actor in a Play (more...)

WICKED Flies Back to Fox Cities P.A.C. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and the Fox Cities' most popular musical, will return to the Fox Cities P.A.C. August 30 - September 10. (more...)

Jacqueline Dark Releases Debut Album PINNING CLOUDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Jacqueline Dark, the multiple Helpmann and Green Room Award winning star of opera and The Sound Of Music, has released her debut album Pinning Clouds. In her new album, Dark assembles some of the most beautiful songs of all time, in stunning new arrangements by musical director Daryl Wallis. (more...)

VIDEO: We 'Cain't Say No' to Highlights from OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs now through September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show opens tonight, August 2, and BroadwayWorld has highlights below! (more...)

Opera Memphis Welcomes Michael Sakir as New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Opera Memphis welcomes conductor and pianist Michael Sakir as its new Music Director, allowing him to move fulltime to a city he considers his home-away-from-home, Memphis. (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben Gets the Job Done with HAMILTON's David Guzman!
by Ben Cameron - Aug 11, 2017

In the episode below, Ben gets young, scrappy and hungry with the dance captain of Hamilton, David Guzman. Can you keep up? (more...)

WNO to Open New Season with AIDA, Featuring RETNA and Jessica Lang Dance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2017-2018 season with a new production of Verdi's grand Egyptian epic Aida, September 9-23, 2017, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Cinder Block Comedy Festival to Return with Janeane Garofalo and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Cinder Block Comedy Festival, presented by the Meatball Shop, returns for another year of shows throughout Williamsburg and Bushwick, Brooklyn and remains committed to showcasing a diverse lineup of talent. (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY Will Entertain You and Make You Smile, at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver - Aug 11, 2017

GYPSY is often referred to as the 'greatest American musical.' The current production at Broadway Rose has almost all of the right ingredients. (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

'Eleanora Duse Dies in Pittsburgh' is a short dark comedy, written by Don Nigro about the terror and holiness of theater. Famous Italian actress Eleanora Duse finds herself regretful of her past actions and attempts to find some sort of relief only to be pestered by the comedic interactions of other famous characters around her, leaving her more uncertain of her eventual fate. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the play's New York premiere August 27 to September 12. Aan Steele directs and heads the cast of eight as Duse. (more...)

Meet the Cast of LITTLE WOMEN at Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse has announced a star studded cast for its production of Little Women the Musical, with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allan Knee. Little Women the Musical is directed by past LCP Board Member Nate C. Adams, with music direction by Jim Van Deusen. (more...)

Columbus Symphony Chorus to Hold Auditions, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Columbus Symphony Chorus will hold auditions for the 2017-18 season at 6:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday, August 21 and 22, at the Ohio Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Flies Magic Carpet for Six More Weeks in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Only six weeks remain to see Disney's Aladdin in Chicago at The Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street), where the hit Broadway musical has been entertaining thousands of Chicagoans since launching its North American tour in April 2017.  (more...)

Kan Wakan to Release 3-LP Movement 'Phantasmagoria' 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Phantasmagoria is Bulgarian-born, L.A. based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Gueorgui Linev's sophomore release as Kan Wakan. Presented over three distinct LPs, Phantasmagoria will release on October 13 and is available for pre-order here. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Daniel Cainer
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 1, 2017

BWW speaks to Daniel Cainer about bringing More Gefilite Fish and Chips to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

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