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by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce West End Musical Director Gareth Valentine as the final judge for the 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY), alongside the previously announced Julia McKenzie, Peter Polycarpou, and Edward Seckerson. Lyricist Charles Hart and Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell join Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Stiles + Drewe to complete the judging panel for the Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize. Winners will be announced at Theatre Royal Haymarket on Sunday 9 June.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Regent's Park Theatre have today confirmed full casting for their production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar. The production played two sell-out seasons at the Open Air Theatre, winning both the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, before transferring to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2018. It will embark on a North American tour from October.
by Monroe George - May 23, 2019
Last night, cast members from King Kong, as well as Kong himself, received a 2019 Special Achievement Outer Critic Circle Award for their thrilling work on the production.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Warner Chappell Music (WCM) today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Australian multi-hyphenate Eddie Perfect. The songwriter's work recently made its Broadway debut in two highly anticipated musicals: King Kong and Beetlejuice. King Kong, based on the classic 1933 film, opened at the Broadway Theatre in October of 2018, and Beetlejuice, based on the 1988 Tim Burton flick, recently opened at the Winter Garden Theatre.
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 6, 2019
This afternoon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stopped by the Broadway Theatre to celebrate the new King of Broadway, King Kong! After a special appearance at the curtain call, Mayor de Blasio joined the company outside for a ceremonial street re-naming.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019
The iconic hit musical Saturday Night Fever will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre tomorrow night in front of a star-studded capacity audience, playing exclusively in Sydney until 2 June.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2019
At a ceremony tonight at the Prince of Wales Theatre hosted by Vicky Vox and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, the winners of the 19th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were announced - the only major theatre awards decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
Storyhouse in Chester has announced the cast for The Little Shop of Horrors taking place at the multi-award-winning venue from 10 May - 2 June.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) are pleased to announce the full lineup of Broadway shows coming to Dallas in the 2019-2020 season. Pop-culture phenomenon DEAR EVAN HANSEN and Disney's FROZEN anchor the nine-show season made up of Tony Award winners, acclaimed revivals, North Texas premieres and beloved family favorites.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2019–2020 theater season, with more than 15 productions from New York, London, and across the globe, plus original Kennedy Center productions.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
The 2019-2020 Broadway season at the Peace Center is the biggest yet, with a record 11 shows, including the 2018 Tony Award winners for Best Musical (The Band's Visit) and Best Revival of a Musical (Once on This Island).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2019
Direct from New York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway's, 2019 / 2020 Season at DPAC. It's our "Magic of Broadway" Season featuring Disney's ALADDIN, plus seven more incredible productions direct from their hit engagements in New York and London, including the Tony-Winning Best Musical - THE BAND'S VISIT.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Antony Dowson, who was a former principal at the Royal Ballet and in his early career danced with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, two of the most iconic figures in ballet, is artistic director of Encore, a dance company of dance students from the prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization announced today the 2019/20 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a brilliant lineup of Tony Award -winning productions and the latest Broadway blockbusters.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
It is announced today that Mikah Smillie will step down as Artistic Director of National Youth Ballet this month after three years leading the Company. Mikah was appointed in 2016 following the passing of Founding Director Jill Tookey, and has programmed three highly successful seasons that have continued to build upon the legacy of empowering young people and emerging professional artists. Mikah has a longstanding association with National Youth Ballet spanning over 11 years, and under her artistic leadership the Company.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Petula Clark and Joseph Millson will join the Company to play the Bird Woman and George Banks in the new production of Mary Poppins, which returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019. They join the previously announced Zizi Strallen in the title role and Charlie Stemp as Bert.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth announces a highly-anticipated season lineup of shows including new musicals ANASTASIA, MEAN GIRLS, and COME FROM AWAY and reimagined classic musicals HELLO, DOLLY!, LES MISERABLES, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. These will be joined by JERSEY BOYS, and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, with special engagements of DISNEY'S THE LION KING and THE BOOK OF MORMON.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
In celebration of the 86th anniversary of the iconic original film of King Kong, the New York City Mayor's Office will recognize the Broadway musical King Kong and its contribution to the culture of New York City by declaring the area outside of the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street) King Kong Court with a ceremonial street renaming on Wednesday, March 6.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019
Before they co-hosted the 73rd Annual Tony Awards Creative Arts ceremony, Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, and Danny Burstein - the stars of the upcoming Broadway production of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL - took a stroll down the red carpet. While discussing the highly anticipating musical, six-time Tony nominee Burstein revealed that the the film's co-writer and director Baz Luhrmann had been at the show's final rehearsal room run-through on Friday and that he loved it.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Salty Theatre is thrilled to announce the complete cast for the Australian premiere of Top Gun! The Musical. With book and Lyrics by Denis McGrath, music by Scott White and originally produced in Toronto by Derrick Chua for Cattle Productions, TG!TM was nominated for multiple Dora Awards, including Outstanding New Musical. In 2004, Top Gun! The Musical was selected to be part of the inaugural New York Musical Theatre Festival, alongside featured new musicals by Stephen Schwartz, Avenue Q's Marx and Lopez and Chicago's Kander and Ebb.
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2019
The company of King Kong is bringing the show's larger-than-life puppet to the stage eight times a week at the Broadway Theatre, including Jon Hoche, who voices the gorilla live each night for every roar, grunt, snort and growl. Fox 5 recently sat down with Hoche to get a peek behind the scenes and to chat all about what it's like bringing this icon to life. Check out the full video!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
King Kong is taking the show to new heights with an upcoming run in Shanghai opening in 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) announced today that new 2019-2020 season subscription packages are now available to the general public. Pop-culture phenomenon DEAR EVAN HANSEN and Disney's FROZEN anchor the nine-show season made up of Tony Award winners, acclaimed revivals, North Texas premieres and beloved family favorites.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Turbine Theatre is a brand new theatre on the banks of the Thames next to the iconic Battersea Power Station, presented by Bill Kenwright and founded and led by Artistic Director Paul Taylor-Mills. The theatre will be located under the Grosvenor Bridge railway arches at Circus West Village, the first chapter of the iconic Battersea Power Station's regeneration, which is already a thriving riverside destination located at the foot of the iconic Grade II* listed landmark. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Shattered Globe Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premieres: BE HERE NOW by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner* a?" a bittersweet comedy about searching for happiness; and SHEEPDOG by Kevin Artigue, directed by Wardell Julius Clark a?" a love story colliding with today's headlines; followed by WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING by Andrew Bovell, directed by Elizabeth Margolius a?" a stunning mystery of love and loss that reverberates through four generations.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 25, 2019
Tonight, Moulin Rouge officially opens on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, but that wouldn't be possible without the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film that took audiences by storm. Moulin Rouge was a jukebox musical romantic drama film that was the third and final installment of Red Curtain Trilogy, Luhrmann's film concept that included Strictly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Final casting has been announced for the Turbine Theatre's inaugural production, Torch Song. Alongside the previously announced Matthew Needham (Arnold), Daisy Boulton (Laurel), Dino Fetscher (Ed) and Rish Shah (Alan), are Jay Lycurgo (David) and Bernice Stegers (Ma).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
The Old Vic today announces new talks in its Voices Off series. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 01 February at 12 noon.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will present a blockbuster season for its 2019-2020 Broadway Las Vegas® Series sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores and Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Law Firm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Public booking for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Mary Poppins will open at 10am GMT on 28 January 2019. The musical, based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the original film, returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre after fifteen years. Mary Poppins will begin previews on 23 October 2019 with opening night on 13 November and initially go on sale until 29 March 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 6, 2019
King Kong is currently taking Broadway by storm, but it appears to have its sights set on new land.
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 6, 2019
Today, King Kong on Broadway celebrated one hundred Broadway performances! See Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris, and the rest of the company celebrating below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
Sarah Frankcom, Royal Exchange Artistic Director, creates a brand-new version of Broadway's biggest musical WEST SIDE STORY for the Royal Exchange Theatre's unique in-the-round stage. Celebrated for her reinterpretations of American classics, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and her award-winning production OUR TOWN, she brings a new focus to the gang culture of the iconic Sharks and Jets with new choreography from Aletta Collins and orchestration by Jason Carr. The production runs in the Theatre from 6 April - 25 May.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Over an online broadcast of the annual Broadway Launch Party this evening, Playhouse Square unveiled the seven shows that will be featured in the highly-anticipated 2019-2020 KeyBank Broadway Series: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, THE BAND'S VISIT, MEAN GIRLS, ANASTASIA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, MY FAIR LADY and Disney's FROZEN.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019
Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the leading performers and the rest of the cast of the iconic hit musical Saturday Night Fever, which will premiere in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 27 March 2019.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2019
King Kong has just dropped an all new TV spot! The commercial features footage from the show, including, of course, the iconic puppet.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
A Nederlander Presentation is thrilled to announce the 2019-2020 season -full of Broadway's biggest shows currently dazzling audiences in New York, all coming to the San Diego Civic Theatre, and sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 24, 2018
BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects the best productions she saw in 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Tickets for King Kong are now on sale through September 1, 2019. The new Broadway musical is playing at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) where it opened on Thursday, November 8 (previews began October 5, 2018).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Get a sneak peek inside the rehearsal room for the Turbine Theatre's inaugural production Torch Song.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Tickets are officially on sale for Hale Centre Theatre's new 2020 Season of Shows to be performed in the Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy. Season tickets and individual show tickets are now available for purchase for the season that will take patrons on a journey from an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, to Cherry Tree Lane in London, to the jungles of Africa and to Sun Studio in Memphis. Tickets are sure to sell out for this season full of regional and U.S. premieres!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Matthew Needham (Arnold), Daisy Boulton (Laurel), Dino Fetscher (Ed), Jay Lycurgo (David), Rish Shah (Alan) and Bernice Stegers (Ma) star in the Turbine Theatre's inaugural production, Torch Song, directed by Drew McOnie. Torch Song runs for a strictly limited season from 22 August – 13 October 2019, with press night on Friday 6 September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Salty Theatre presents the Australian Premiere of Top Gun! The Musical for TWO NIGHTS ONLY at Chapel Off Chapel! Originally produced during the Toronto Fringe, TG!TM was nominated for multiple Dora Awards, including Outstanding New Musical. In 2004, Top Gun! The Musical was selected to be part of the inaugural New York Musical Theatre Festival, alongside featured new musicals by Stephen Schwartz, Avenue Q's Marx and Lopez and Chicago's Kander and Ebb. Now, Salty Theatre is bringing together a stellar group of international artists to introduce Top Gun! The Musical to Melbourne.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
With the critically acclaimed The Son currently running at Kiln Theatre, and with Inua Ellams' The Half God of Rainfall in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announced the full cast for Blues in the Night - Susie McKenna directs Sharon D Clarke (The Lady), Debbie Kurup (The Woman), Clive Rowe (The Man) and Gemma Sutton (The Girl) the first major London revival in 30 years. The production opens on 24 July, with previews from 18 July, and runs until 7 September.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2019
During yesterday's matinee performance of King Kong, a technical malfunction caused the show to stop abruptly, and ultimately be cancelled.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Hale Centre Theatre's new 2020 Season of Shows to be performed in the Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy is packed with excitement including the U.S. premiere of Strictly Ballroom the Musical and regional premieres of Broadway favorites, Bright Star and Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 17, 2019
Nashville audiences will be treated to premieres of Tony Award winners Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton, along with revivals of Once On This Island and My Fair Lady, during the upcoming 2019-20 Broadway at TPAC series, which was revealed last night by TPAC president and CEO Kathleen O'Brien - her final season reveal following a storied 30-year career at the performing arts center - in Andrew Jackson Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
A new block of tickets has been released for Broadway's King Kong. Now on sale through January 12, 2020, King Kong is playing at the Broadway Theatre where it opened on Thursday, November 8 (previews began October 5, 2018).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Regent's Park Theatre have today announced principal casting for their productions of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, alongside the full creative team for Evita.