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Ahmanson Theatre ( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles Music Center
Los Angeles, CA

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A backstage musical comedy murder mystery set in a Boston theatre in the 1950s. The leading lady has been murdered during the curtain call and homicide detective (and musical theatre afficianado) Frank Cioffi is called in to investigate. Bodies begin to pile up as the cast shrinks and everyone is a suspect.


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The Bee Gees are Stayin' Alive at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Bee Gees have captivated audiences longer than any group in pop music history, a whopping five decades that will forever sparkle with their trademark high harmonies and uniquely blended sound. The extraordinary talent of this band of brothers - Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb - has thrived with tenacious appeal and adaptability through the decades, so much so that paying them close tribute in concert proved impossible... until Stayin' Alive came along. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Bring BROADWAY & BEYOND to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 31, 2017

If songwriters had to choose the definitive performances of their masterpieces to be placed in a musical time capsule I'm sure last night's cabaret concert by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley would be selected.  A celebrity filled audience at Feinstein's/54 Below was at times spell bound by the musicianship and sound of their magnificent voices.   Jason and Marin shared songs they introduced on Broadway from shows including Ragtime, Passion, The Full Monty, Curtains, and The Visit.  There were also gems from roles they originated in Broadway revivals like Kiss Me, Kate, and American Songbook Standards from their many TV, cabaret, and concert hall appearances.   Their often used designation of "Broadway's Golden Couple" are a Gold Standard, and who ever opens that time capsule in the future is gonna flip. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/31/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The 2017 FREDDY Awards recipients were announced last night, May 25th, during the 15th Annual live ceremony from the State Theatre, broadcast on WFMZ Channel 69 and wfmz.com. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Emma Cann - Jun 9, 2017

With a burst of passionate tango and an iconic 'click click', everyone's favourite kooky family has taken up residence at the Birmingham Hippodrome this week, the latest tour venue hosting the UK premiere of The Addams Family musical. A cult fan favourite, thanks to the wildly popular Nineties movies, The Addams Family step into the footlights for the first time. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY Begins Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

A friendly reminder! Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton. The Traveling Lady will begin performances tonight, June 7, and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. (more...)

Four Freshmen in Concert at Spencer Theater 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

In 1948, four young men created a sound that forever changed the way vocal jazz harmony was heard and performed. The Four Freshmen made their timeless mark by spreading their four voices through a complex range of five chords while also playing instruments, individually switching off and improvising - jazz style. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 7
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Abe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC), begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, June 6, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement will open Tuesday, June 20. (more...)

Crystal Gayle Matinee Concert Added Sunday, 8/6 at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

A special Sunday, August 6 matinee concert featuring Crystal Gayle, the beautiful diva of country music, has been added to the Spencer Theater's schedule. The Sunday, August 6 concert is at 2 p.m. Excellent seats are available for $39-$89. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com for tickets. A pre-show pork chop buffet ($20) is also available for $20. (more...)

Helping Your Pets Cope with Fireworks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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Review Roundup: Immersive SEEING YOU Opens Under The High Line
by Review Roundups - Jun 22, 2017

Seeing You, the new immersive experience from impresario Randy Weiner (Sleep No More, Queen of the Night) and avante garde choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia's 'Chandelier' music video), opened last night, June 21, 2017, Off-Broadway at a former meat market under The High Line at 450 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District of New York City. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works' Announce New Location for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Facing an August 31st deadline to identify a new home, Nimbus Dance Works announces that the organization, one of Jersey City's largest professional arts non-profits, and a leading dance organization statewide, will relocate to 165 Newark Avenue for the 2017-18 season, adjacent to the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. With two dance studios, office and storage space, Nimbus' new location will house the professional company and Nimbus2 (second company), the School of Nimbus Dance Works, the NimbusPresents performance series, and company offices from which Nimbus administers dance education programs throughout the Jersey City school system. Nimbus has announced a campaign to raise funds and for in-kind items to support the move to the new location. (more...)

Broadway Licensing Appoints David Abbinanti as Vice President of Music and Creative; Tralen Doler Hired as Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

David Abbinanti, national-award-winning composer, orchestrator, and arranger, will join Broadway Licensing as Vice President of Music and Creative and Tralen Doler will fill the role of Director of Marketing, it was announced today by Sean Cercone, President. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Lynn Cohen and More in THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. THE TRAVELING LADY will begin performances tonight and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Creators and Star of HVMLET
by Broadwaysted - Jun 20, 2017

To be, or not to be... Broadwaysted? That was an easy question for our new #FriendsOfTheShow Tatiana Baccari, Wednesday Derrico, and Blair Baker of the upcoming production of HVMLET. This week we're pouring out mimosa's while our guests discuss their intersectional feminist adaptation of Shakespeare's classic drama appearing at the SheNYC Festival. (more...)

BEN VAN DER VELDE - SIDEKICK Headed to Edinburgh This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Some people are life's heroes: leading men and women full of swash, buckle and derring-do. Others just hold their jackets. (more...)

Cast and Artists Announced for HOT METAL MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh­­ announces a cast of 8 singers, who will perform 21 songs by 31 artists in its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, a showcase of members' work. With the assistance of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and extensive support from the Pittsburgh CLO, Hot Metal Musicals will be presented on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7:15 pm at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. (more...)

Guest Blog: OCEAN DEBRIS at Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Jun 15, 2017

A table read is like picking at a scab. There is something painfully vulnerable about showing something integral to myself to a group of strangers, cutting away superfluous lines, and revealing the pulse of what's underneath. Yet through it all, there's a strange joy in it all--like C.S. Lewis said, 'it is such fun to see it come away.' (more...)

Read an Excerpt from New Release THE ALICE NETWORK by Kate Quinn!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 14, 2017

Have you heard about Kate Quinn's brand-new novel THE ALICE NETWORK yet? It just came out on June 6th from William Morrow // HarperCollins, and the publisher was nice enough to treat BroadwayWorld readers to a special excerpt! (more...)

They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. Before a single Tony Award goes out tonight, this year's nominees already have a whopping 67 Tony Awards between them. Check out who has already won big below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Join Forces for BROADWAY & BEYOND at Feinstein's/54Below
by Walter McBride - Jun 1, 2017

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, "Broadway's Golden Couple" (San Francisco Chronicle) present songs from both the Great White Way and the Great American Songbook.  Continuing tonight, June 1 at Feinstein's/54 Below, Marin and Jason share songs they introduced on Broadway in shows including Ragtime, Passion, The Full Monty, Curtains, and The Visit! Also expect songs from roles they originated in Broadway revivals like Kiss Me, Kate, and popular standards from their many TV appearances, cabaret, concert hall and symphony performances around the world. (more...)

St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The First Annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards winners were announced Sunday, May 28 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

MAD Summer 2017 Artist Studios Residents and Van Lier Fellow Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announces the Summer 2017 session of its Artist Studios Program and Van Lier Fellowship. The selected artists, who will work in MAD's sixth-floor open studios from June through September, are Rachel Frank, Mariana Garibay Raeke, Tai Hwa Goh, Ilana Harris-Babou, Heidi Lau, Kathleen McDermott, and Christa Pratt. Harris-Babou is this session's Van Lier Fellow. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - Jul 9, 2017

New City Players presents the comedy Twelfth Night (also known as What You Will) by William Shakespeare published in his 1623 First Folio. The first recorded performance was on February 2, 1602, at Candlemas, the formal end of Christmastide in the year's calendar. The play expands on plot elements drawn from the short story Of Apollonius and Silla by Barnabe Rich, based on a story by Matteo Bandello. Observant theatre goers may recognize the exact same plot from movies such as Just One of the Guys (1985), and She's the Man (2006). (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Jason Danieley, Max von Essen and More to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' Labs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Following two successful productions at Flat Rock Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals, the producers of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz have announced three private industry lab performances on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14 in New York City. (more...)

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse 2017-2018 season celebrates the diversity of the theatrical experience with professional and student productions, Pittsburgh premieres, Tony Award-winning musicals, edgy new works and fresh takes on classic stories. (more...)

Comprehensive Exhibition of Costumes from The Israel Museum Opens in November at the Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The first comprehensive U.S. exhibition drawn from The Israel Museum's world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes opens at the Jewish Museum on November 3, 2017, and remains on view through March 18, 2018. Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem showcases over 100 articles of clothing from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, arranged as complete ensembles or shown as stand-alone items. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Vanguard Theater in a Conservative Utah County?
by Blair Howell - Jul 5, 2017

Kacey Spadafora firmly believes in contemporary, innovative theater. And he's selected perhaps the most conservative county in the deeply red state of Utah to begin a bold theater county. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. This limited engagement is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 5, 2017
by - Jul 5, 2017

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

FREEZE FRAME: Inside the First Day Rehearsal for PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Las Cruces Symphony and Pacific Arts Society Come to Spencer 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

More than 44 musicians with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra join a cast of professional singers and dancers from the United States and Europe in Shining A New Light on the Arts, an original blend of cutting-edge classical and contemporary performing arts. The two-act Pacific Arts Society production on Saturday, July 29 at 8 p.m. features an elaborate counterpoint of soaring classical vocals matched by lyrical and spirited dance. (more...)

BWW TV: The Prince is Back! Go Inside Rehearsals for PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 24, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. Prince of Broadway will start previews Thursday, August 3, 2017 for a Thursday, August 24, 2017 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

'It's What Theatre is All About!' Hal Prince Speaks on Collaboration and More for PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld recently stopped by Prince of Broadway rehearsals at the Manhattan Theatre Club and got the chance to talk to the Prince himself, Hal Prince. (more...)

BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
by Abby Rowold - Jul 23, 2017

Concert:nova has certainly taken opera in Cincinnati to a new place since 'Song from the Uproar' is the first opera in Cincinnati Opera's 97-year history that was composed by a woman. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

The Zazzali Sisters Team Up with Rozi Baker to Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Eva and Valentina Zazzali, will be performing with Broadway, TV & film's top talent this Sunday, July 23 at 9:30pm, singing 'I Know It's Today' from Shrek the Musical with Rozi Baker (Shrek, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde) in Tim Realbuto & Friends Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Phil Jerrod
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2017

BWW speaks to Phil Jerrod about bringing his show Submerged to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hal Prince Gets a Royal Welcome Back at PRINCE OF BROADWAY Rehearsals!
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. Prince of Broadway will start previews Thursday, August 3, 2017 for a Thursday, August 24, 2017 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: The Hills Are Alive, Once Again, with the THE SOUND OF MUSIC Courtesy of Playhouse Square
by Roy Berko - Jul 19, 2017

The hills are alive, once again, with the 'Sound of Music' courtesy of Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH (more...)

Kim Zimmer to Star in THE LION IN WINTER at the Barn Theatre in Augusta
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Epic and intimate. Brilliantly funny and deeply moving. Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman star in THE LION IN WINTER. James Goldman's triumph of drama premiers at the Barn Theatre July 25th and runs through August 6th. (more...)

Robert Newman & Kim Zimmer to Guest Star in Barn Theatre's THE LION IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Epic and intimate. Brilliantly funny and deeply moving. Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman star in THE LION IN WINTER. James Goldman's triumph of drama premieres at the Barn Theatre July 25th and runs through August 6th. (more...)

All-Local Cast Assembled for DCPA's FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces an all local cast for the upcoming production of FIRST DATE, playing The Garner Galleria Theatre November 11, 2017 through April 22, 2018. Tickets start at $35 and go on sale to the public August 11 at denvercenter.org. (more...)

Daryl Roth and Roberta Flack Named Town Hall's 2017 Friends of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Legendary singer Roberta Flack and leading theatrical producer Daryl Roth will receive the Town Hall 2017 Friend of the Arts Award, it was announced today.  (more...)

Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO and More Receive 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the first round of the 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (more...)

LuXout Stage Curtains Updates Its Online Quote Tool With Another Industry First Offering
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

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NJPAC Welcomes ADP As Its Inaugural Community Engagement Partner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

As part of the celebration of its 20th anniversary season for 2017-18, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to designate Roseland-based ADP as its first Community Engagement Partner. (more...)

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