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THE WIZARD OF OZ Opens At Stockport Plaza Next Week; Maddie Hope Coelho Steps Into Ruby Slippers As Dorothy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Get set to go on a magical journey Over The Rainbow as Regal Entertainments' new production of The Wizard of Oz begins its North-West tour next week, opening at Stockport Plaza from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 August. (more...)

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide Will Click Her Heels As Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced their new star who will play the coveted role of Dorothy Gale in the upcoming Australian tour of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz. Stepping out of the chorus and into the limelight, Samantha Leigh Dodemaide will wear the ruby slippers of Dorothy. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Returns to Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

A summer tradition returns to Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre when the family musical, 'The Wizard of Oz' takes the stage. Set to run for three weekends, the beloved musical will begin on Friday, August 4 and continue through Sunday, August 20, 2017. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Lots of Energy and Heart in New Tampa Players' Production of THE WIZ
by Peter Nason - Jul 30, 2017

Tron Montgomery as Scarecrow, Thomas Williams as Tin Man and Michael Jo'Mae as Lion help turn this into a stunningly entertaining show. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED is Still Wildly 'Popular'
by Pati Buehler - Jul 29, 2017

After 14 years the crowds return as WICKED brings its magic to Philly (more...)

Photo Flash: Hoop, Hoop, Hooray! THE KING AND I Celebrates a Two Show Day, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week THE KING AND I celebrates Saturday at The Kennedy Center, and casts near and far celebrate National Dance Day. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Casting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced casting for three productions in his inaugural season - Of Kith and Kin, Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya. (more...)

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres Present MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres are back at it again with another stunning theatrical spectacle and musical theatre favourite, Miss Saigon. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 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...)

Springfield's Toni Huegel Wins Vocalist 2017 Contest at Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

???????After three weeks of singing Broadway classics, contemporary show tunes, and pop favorites, 'The Vocalist 2017' contestants were narrowed down to the Top Five and a winner was announced: Toni Huegel, 15, of Springfield. She won $1500, and plenty of enthusiastic applause throughout the competition for her smooth vocals. Her final song was 'Someone Else's Story' from the musical 'Chess'. (more...)

Jim Stanek and Janet Metz to Lead WILLY WONKA and 'JOSEPH' at NewArts This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

NewArts, a not-for-profit theatrical production organization based in Newtown, CT that was recently featured in the award-winning documentary film, Midsummer in Newtown, continues its mission of fostering healing and strength through the performing arts and character development as it produces Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for its Summer 2017 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of On Pitch Performing Arts' THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

OPPA! in Layton Utah is so excited to bring to life the characters from the classic family show, The Wizard of Oz! The Wizard of Oz is full of amazing costumes, sets, voices, and actors that all come together brilliantly to create a magical show for all ages on the stage at OPPA! Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in costume! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Opens at Layton's Only Live Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

On Pitch Performing Arts (OPPA!) Layton's ONLY live Theatre Opens their HUGE family friendly SUMMER SHOW! The Wizard of Oz! OPPA! in Layton Utah is so excited to bring to life the characters from the classic family show, The Wizard of Oz!   (more...)

Classic Film Scores Featured on Judy Garland: Soundtracks, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Mint Audio Records is proud to announce the release on July 25, 2017 of a new 2-CD 48-track set, Judy Garland: Soundtracks. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

Culver City Centennial's '1988' Series presents Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre's Technicolor Drip
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (HDDT) will bring its innovative and unique site-specific dance to Culver City with Technicolor Drip. The third event in the 1988 series features Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre dancers in and around the parking garage windows and glass art vitrines (boxes) hanging on the exterior of the parking garage at Culver City's PLATFORM. Technicolor Drip, by contemporary artist Jen Stark is a mural located on the exterior wall of the PLATFORM parking garage, facing Landmark Blvd. The title references an old coloring process used in 20th century film production, while the rainbow colors echo the song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow from a film made in Culver City: The Wizard of Oz. Jen Stark also created two temporary artworks, inspired by Technicolor Drip, installed inside the hanging glass art vitrines (boxes) on PLATFORM's parking garage exterior facing Washington Blvd. (more...)

Theatre Next Door Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Theatre Next Door (TND) will present The Wizard of Oz (Oz) at The Bickford Theatre of Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ on August 10, 11, and 12, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD Skips Into the Darkness and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week SWEENEY TODD's valuable villains skip off into the darkness, and the NEWSIES are channeling their inner Sasha Velour. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of DOG SEES GOD
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Interview with Executive Producers Joey Maya Safchik, Chandler David, Judy Durkin, and Charlotte Weinman of DOG SEES GOD at The Blank Theater (more...)

Fabulous Fox Announces New Season Ticket Packages, Including MORMON, PHANTOM, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Fabulous Fox Theatre announces a new U. S. Bank Broadway Series season ticket package with a "pick one" option for subscribers will go on sale August 1. HAMILTON is no longer available as part of a Season Package. T new six-show package will include: THE BODYGUARD, ON YOUR FEET!, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I, SCHOOL OF ROCK and THE COLOR PURPLE. T sixth show of the package will be selected from the following series specials: THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, The Wizard of Oz, CHICAGO, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC or A CHRISTMAS CAROL. (more...)

Wild Swan Theater Seeking Actors for 38th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Wild Swan is a professional, non-equity theater company that produces and performs productions geared for family audiences.  The company gives 175 performances a year in its home base of Ann Arbor and on tour throughout the state. (more...)

Single Tickets Now on Sale for Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

As of today, individual tickets for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017/18 performance season are available for purchase online at TSO.CA, by phone (416.593.1285), and in person at the TSO Patron Services Centre or the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Wizard of Oz at the Wilson Theater
by Marlon Deleon - Jul 19, 2017

The Wizard of Oz performs in the Wilson Theater at South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N. Main Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601. Performances run through July 30th. Visit their website, sbct.org, or call the box office as 574-234-1112 to reserve your tickets today! (more...)

New Tampa Players Produces THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The seven time Tony winning musical, The Wiz, presents the story of The Wizard of Oz with a soulful twist. It tells the story of family, friendship, and the power of home. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at South Bend Civic Theatre
by Marlon Deleon - Jul 18, 2017

For a performance run that spans multiple weekends, the first weekend is often accepted as a wrinkly weekend...acknowledging some things still need to be ironed out. Recognizing that this is the first production to open at 403 N. Main Street since Aaron Nichols stepped in as Executive Director (different from the previous alignment of a tag team Managing and Artistic Directors) also deems it necessary to say that this season was selected before Nichols took charge. He was indeed actively involved before, but to accurately evaluate his effectiveness, he would need to stay in this role through the beginning of the 2020 season (ironic, yet fitting, for a target of hindsight evaluation). (more...)

BACKSTAGE AT OZ: A MUSICAL COMEDY to Play Woodlawn Pointe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Backstage at Oz is a comedy musical that follows the backstage antics of a group of six actors and a director who are taking part in a stage production of The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

THE BLUES BROTHERS, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and More Set for 20th Annual CINEMA AT THE SQUARE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The beautiful Connor Palace is jumping back in time to transport Cleveland to the Golden Era of Cinema during the 20th Annual Cinema at the Square classic film series, presented by Medical Mutual, August 3-20. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Close Stageworks Theatre's 2016-17 Season This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Stageworks Theatre presents its final show of the 2016-2017 season, The Wizard of Oz,by L. Frank Baum, music and lyrics Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. Directed by Adam Delka the show will run July 28 - August 13, 2017 at The Berry Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Summer Orlando Becomes First Male Actor to Play 'Dorothy' in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Ben Orlando AKA drag performer Summer Orlando stars in The Wizard of Oz, the first male actor to ever play the role of Dorothy in an officially licensed production of the show in the world. Scroll down for a first look! (more...)

Broadway's Rachel York & Tom Wopat Star in 42ND STREET at Reagle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Broadway stars Rachel York and Tom Wopat will turn up the heat at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, starring in 42nd Street from August 3-13, 2017!   (more...)

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to Houston This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Main Street Theater (MST) presents The Wizard of Oz based on the book by L. Frank Baum, playing on Saturdays through July 29 at 11am and 2pm and on Sundays July 16 - 30, 2017.  This is a rare opportunity to see the musical based on the book rather than the movie.  Audiences will be treated to more of the Wicked Witch of the West and Oz himself, among other special numbers.  All of MST's Theater for Youth productions are based on children's literature. (more...)

Main Street Theater Announces Summer Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

???????Main Street Theater (MST) will have two offerings this summer: for adults, The Last Wife by Canadian playwright Kate Hennig, and for families, The Wizard of Oz based on the book by L. Frank Baum.   (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (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...)

LGBTQA-Themed ADAM & BRIAN by Craig Donnelly to Make World Premiere at Broadway Bound Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Broadway Bound Theatre Festival has announced the world premiere of Adam & Brian, written by Craig Donnelly. (more...)

A Blockbuster Summer of Family Fun Comes To Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

From the far-off mountains of Transylvania to the all-swinging streets of the Urban Jungle by way of the magical kingdom of Oz, you don't need to travel very far to experience a world of family-friendly theatre on your doorstep this Summer at Birmingham Hippodrome. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a Magical First Look at PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN just opened at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BWW TV: PIPPIN Finds Its 'Corner of the Sky' at TUTS - Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

TUTSThe all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN just opened at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th, and BroadwayWorld has footage from the show below! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 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...)

Richard E. Waits is DREAMGIRLS' Dream Guy at The Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On Saturday, July 22 at 8:00pm and Sunday, July 23 at 2:00pm, Florida's preeminent Miramar Cultural Center (2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL) will present DREAMGIRLS the award-drenched musical triumph that became the most successful Broadway export on record. (more...)

BWW Previews: Exciting Broadway Season at Gate City Bank Theatre At The Fargodome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Gate City Bank Theatre at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND will play host to an exciting line-up of Broadway shows for the 2017-2018 season. Here's the line-up! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Immersion Theatre's Open-Air Production of WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Immersion Theatre's brand new musical adaptation of WIND IN THE WILLOWS is currently touring the UK playing to sold out audiences around the country. (more...)

City Theater Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Travel over the rainbow at City Theater to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, and wizards. Join four unlikely friends as they set out to discover wisdom, compassion, courage, and the way home. The Wizard of Oz runs for three weekends, July 21st-August 6th. (more...)

Sustaining Black Theatre in the Upper Valley: A Conversation with Jarvis Antonio Green
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Join us for a conversation with Jarvis Antonio Green, Founding Artistic Director of JAG Productions and BarnArts Center for the Arts.This community event will be a meaningful look behind the scenes at the founding of JAG Productions, a chance to hear Jarvis' story and path to its founding, and a glimpse at what the theatre company is working on for the second season! (more...)

Canadian Stage & The Musical Stage Company present Sharron Matthew's GIRL CRUSH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

???????The Musical Stage Company (formerly Acting Up Stage Company) & Canadian Stage present the Toronto premiere of Sharron Matthews' dynamite cabaret GIRL CRUSH, fresh off its highly acclaimed runs in New York City and Calgary. GIRL CRUSH will play for one night only at Toronto's High Park Amphitheatre on July 24, 2017 at 8 PM. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents A Special Evening with Andrea McArdle
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Weston Playhouse is thrilled to present An Evening with Andrea McArdle.  This one night only concert event celebrates the great American songbook as performed by Broadway legend Andrea McArdle and her accompanist and music director. Audiences will be taken on a musical journey that reaches from the sounds of Tin Pan Alley to stages of Broadway to the sound stages of Hollywood. Filled with anecdotes about the legends with whom she has worked and with songs that became the soundtrack of America, Andrea sings songs of love, life, joy, our yesterdays and "tomorrows". (more...)

Theater Project Jr. Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ this Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Seventeen New Jersey young people will present The Wizard of Oz, this year's presentation by THEATER PROJECT JR. (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, Starring Jason Graae, to Knock the Ball Out of the Park at Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with Damn Yankees, one of the most enduring Broadway musicals, featuring a score by legendary composers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and a cast that includes a number of veterans of New York City's Broadway stages. (more...)

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