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by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
The Lexington Theatre Company completes their fifth summer season, combining 'Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls' with Disney's Newsies, August 1-4 at The Lexington Opera House. The educational mission of 'The Lex' centers around training the next generation of musical theatre artists, as college students from around the country perform alongside and learn from seasoned pros.
by Sally Henry - Jul 28, 2019
As a theatre fan, it is rare to watch a musical that I have never listened to before. But when such an occasion presents itself, I jump at the opportunity because there is no better way to experience a show for the first time than to see it professionally.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2019
Disney's Broadway blockbuster a?oeNewsiesa?? is set to a?oeSeize the Daya?? this summer at the Kenley Amphitheatre!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Broadway In Chicago announces there will be a digital lottery for COME FROM AWAY, which will play for a limited three-week engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) from July 30 through August 18, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus announces the upcoming national tour of Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Come From Away will make its Philadelphia debut October 22 through November 3 at the Academy of Music on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus.
by Broadwaysted - Jul 26, 2019
This week, the Broadwaysted Crew (minus an under-the-weather Kevin) are sitting down and saying 'Hey, Old Friend' to Broadwaysted Bae Robbie Rozelle! We're pouring out Bar Hill Gin and Tanteo Habanero Tequila while Robbie spills about his new show, Tuesdays at 54...with Robbie Rozelle!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Wharton Center for Performing Arts is announcing the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 25, 2019
Broken into two acts with a 15 minute intermission in between, in the first hour, to open each song, the singer told a story of what it meant to them. What I loved about actors who are also singers, rather than someone who was strictly a singer, was you are transported into the story. Whether it's a slump of the shoulder, a hand raised, a facial expression, the use of the stool, or any number of creative storytelling devices, these 11 allowed us to have an experience, not just hear a song. The snippets of the introduction made the song that followed feel all the more personal. In the second act dedicated to inspiration works, the dialogue receded, and the moving songs took center stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
After nine spectacular years raising money for the Make A Difference Trust, WEST END BARES, theatre's hottest annual fundraiser, announces its 10th Birthday performance; WEST END BARES: STRIPPED at Troxy on Sunday 13 October at 8.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Cleveland's Theatre in the Circle will open its fall season with an electrifying revue featuring the songbook of the multiple Tony Award-winning team of John Kander and Fred Ebb.
by Tara Olivero - Jul 24, 2019
Get ready to fly high at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's summer musical, opening this weekend. Following up from last year's crowd-pleasing and high-energy production of NEWSIES, this year's fare is the family-friendly CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, based on the beloved 1968 film and with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
by Alyson Eng - Jul 24, 2019
a?oeNow is the time to seize the day. Stare down the odds and seize the day. Minute by minute, that's how you win it. We will find a way, but let us seize the day.a?? Filled with exciting songs, outstanding choreography, and superb acting, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presented one of my favorite musicals of all time: NEWSIES, in Vancouver this month. Disney's NEWSIES is currently playing at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park until August 17th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
For the fourth show in their 48th annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre proudly presents their premiere production of the American comedy classic Born Yesterday written by Garson Kanin. Performances will run from July 31st a?" August 10th with evening show times at 7:30 PM.  Matinees are available on August 2, 6 and 7 at 2:00 PM. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Then you want Newsies - refreshing, inspirational, a huge feel-good show for the whole family, and the perfect opener for the ninth Broadway Series at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
We asked, and you answered! The legendary Oscar and Tony-winning composer Alan Menken is celebrating his birthday this week, so in honor of the occasion, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to name their favorite of his countless iconic shows! Check out your top picks, from Disney stage adaptation like Newsies and Beauty and the Beast classics like Little Shop of Horrors and more!
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 23, 2019
Starring Brilee Gold, Sean McKinley, Heather Mendoza, Kidany Camillo, Lena Morrisseau, Jason Ensor, Erica Garraffa, Topher Warren, Chonesty Montgomery, Sonali Balan, Bri Filippelli, and Drew, on July 24, Broadway Miscast is not your typical cabaret. A cast from teen to adult is singing parts for the opposite gender.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Watch in the video below as Jerry Mitchell breaks down everything you need to know about the new musical BECOMING NANCY!
by Andria Tieman - Jul 22, 2019
Inspired by the actual newsboys strike of 1899, Disney's NEWSIES is a slightly updated stage version of the 1992 film of the same name.  Despite the movie's lack of success at the box office, it became a cult favorite, and bringing it to Broadway in 2011 seems like a no-brainer. The source material is perfect for a high energy stage musical with outstanding dance numbers and supremely catchy songs.  Theatre By The Sea's production is heavy on the dance, and includes some fantastic scenic design and a cast brimming with energy and charisma. Despite the seriousness of some of the subject matter--child labor, unions, capitalist opportunists, this show is pure fun with just enough drama in it to create and raise the stakes.
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Jul 22, 2019
The corporate labeling of Disney's Newsies drips with irony. Newsies tells the David versus Goliath story of a strike initiated by the fictional Jack Kelly when newspaper carriers in 1899 took on media mogul Joseph Pulitzer, protesting a hike in the cost of paper delivery. The strike mushrooms into a questioning of unfair child labor practices instituted by corporate greed throughout New York City at the turn of the century. The notion of a children's crusade promoting the rights of the individual laborer against monopolized capitalism should make one question whether Disney is protesting against itself. But Disney often taps into this mythos of impoverished youthful idealism overcoming entrenched, systematized and cynical power, generically elevating the exuberant heroism without promoting the political ideals involved. The book and music for Disney's Newsies is no exception. It swells with emotion but is woefully short on ideas.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 22, 2019
Su nombre es sinonimo de cine y teatro musical. Ha creado las bandas sonoras de la epoca dorada de Disney como LA BELLA Y LA BESTIA o ALADDIN, y tambien musicales inolvidables como LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS o NEWSIES, por el que gano el Premio Tony.
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2019
Reel Artistry has released a music video, "Peer Pressure," featuring Dan DeLuca and Amber Ardolino!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Tony Award-winning producers Tom Kirdahy, Robert Ahrens, Hunter Arnold, Mickey Liddell, Curt Cronin and John Joseph, have just announced that Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's landmark musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will return to its Off-Broadway…roots…this fall. Two-time Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Spring Awakening, 'Mindhunter') will play Seymour in the long-awaited revival, opposite Emmy Award winner Tammy Blanchard (Life with Judy Garland, Gypsy) as Audrey, and Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Falsettos) as Orin Scrivello D.D.S. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, American Idiot), the production begins previews Tuesday, September 17, with an official opening night of Thursday, October 17, at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd St). Tickets are available now at Telecharge.com, through November 24 only.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Broadway Buskers has announced the schedule for their remaining summer street performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is still accepting applications for its annual  BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop for the first-year composer and lyricist classes.
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2019
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization today released the sixth music video in their YouTube Series, 'R&H Goes Pop!' The video features Ashley Park (Mean Girls, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I), putting a contemporary spin on the classic tune 'Do-Re-Mi' from The Sound of Music. 
by Paul Smith - Jul 20, 2019
Hamilton is ready to blow us all away as they enter their fourth year of their monumental Broadway run! Take a look at the current cast that is burning up the Richard Rodgers stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
On Saturday, July 27 at 8 pm, BLACK BOX Cabaret presents "I Only Wanna Laugh," an evening of musical shenanigans with Ali Funkhouser, The ACME Rhythm Section, and violinist Irina Fainkichen.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Do not miss the hilarious musical comedy The Addams Family to be presented by Acts of Kindness Theatre Company (AOK) at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, PA, July 26-28 & August 2-4. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:00 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:00 p.m. 
by BWW Special - Jul 19, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo & Barbra Streisand, The Muny's CINDERELLA and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2019/20 Season in advance of single tickets going on sale July 30, 2019.
by Brian Michaels - Jul 18, 2019
The story of The Wizard of Oz has been told numerous times in many different ways. Originally a book written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum with the first Broadway musical adaption coming in 1902. Of course the most popular version is the 1939 musical film adaption starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. For the 60th anniversary of the film release the Gooseberry Park Players decided to bring the story to their stage. Most people know the story, but this version may offer some new scenes not seen by many before, including the 'Jitterbug' song/scene that was actually cut from the original movie due to time constraints.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Broadway in Cincinnati is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Cincinnati debut at the Aronoff Center for a limited engagement September 17 - 29. COME FROM AWAY tickets will go on sale Friday, July 19 at 9:00AM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Nationally-recognized as one of the nation's leading producers of new works of theatre for young people and their families, The Coterie Theatre announces its 41st Season will entertain, engage, and serve as memorable experiences that all generations of the family can share.
by Debbie Hall - Jul 17, 2019
Great local artists nominated in 22 categories will celebrate their achievements one great night at the 6th annual Valley Theatre Awards. Find out who will win during the family-friendly, fun-filled event at Starbright Theatre on July 15.
by Beth Leitman - Jul 17, 2019
Based on the cult classic movie of 1992 starring Christian Bale, David Moscow, and Bill Pullman, Newsies tells the 'David vs. Goliath' story of the newsboys of New York rising up to fight newspaper publishers in an attempt to secure rights for themselves. Newsies is also inspired by the real-life Newsboy strike of 1899, when Kid Blink led a group of newsies on a two-week-long strike against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other newspaper publishers. The musical shines a light on the exploitative labor practices and social injustices as a group of young kids try to fight against the powerful and corrupt businessmen of New York.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
This Monday, July 17th, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrated Broadway's best group numbers and ensemble moments!
by Stan Jenson - Jul 17, 2019
When I hear the term "Summer Camp," I have an idyllic vision of canoes on a lake, arts and crafts (I was a whiz at braiding lanyards), and sappy songs around a campfire. That vision, as Margaret once said, is "gone with the wind." Today's youth want to have a good time exploring more relevant skills such as acting, singing and dancing. This month, the Valley's largest theatre camp, KidsWorks in Indio, will be performing three different shows. It looks like they are worthy of our attention.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
LaVon Fisher-Wilson and the Vonettes Presents THE QUEENS OF FUNK AND SOUL Concert at The Triad.  The Triad Theatre is located at 158 West 72nd Street, New York, NY.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 16, 2019
Today's top stories: Get a first listen to The Prince of Egypt in an all new video, read about the new Disney shows soon available for licensing, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
In partnership with Disney Theatrical Group, Music Theatre International plans to release an expanded library of new licensed titles. Frozen KIDS (September 2019), Moana JR. (January 2020), Newsies JR. (September 2020), and Finding Nemo JR. (January 2021), based on Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar films, will soon be available for licensing in the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group is proud to present Tony Award-nominated Working A Musical, based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews, at The Unicorn Theatre (6 East Street) in Stockbridge, MA. Working features music by Pulitzer, Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights, Moana); Tony Award-nominee Craig Carnelia (Sweet Smell of Success); Grammy Award-Winner Micki Grant (Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope); Tony Award-nominee Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress); Grammy and Tony Award-nominee Susan Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam); Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-Winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) and Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2019
Broadway favorites turned out to catch an advanced screening of Disney's latest big screen remake, The Lion King!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
THE BLACK BOX will present a concert celebrating the music of the highest-grossing animated film of all time: Disney's Frozen. The concert will feature a narrated telling of Elsa and Anna's story with live performances of the film's songs as well as new music written for the current Broadway production. Enjoy the memorable songs of Kristen and Robert Lopez in concert on Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 pm at THE BLACK BOX located at 15 W. Central St. in downtown Franklin. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for teens, $10 for youth 6-12, and $5 for kids 5 and under. 
by DC Felton - Jul 14, 2019
A new generation is taking over the Des Moines Playhouse! I'm not talking about a new artistic director, or the close of their 100th season. This generation can be seen on stage in DMP's production of Disney's 'Newsies: The Musical' which opened this weekend. I say a new generation because half, if not more, of the cast are making their DSM debuts, and if this production is any indication of where the Playhouse is going, they will be around for another 100 years and more.
by BWW Special - Jul 12, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo & Barbra Streisand, The Muny's CINDERELLA and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Keeping the comedy going this summer at Cape May Stage is Sidekicked, a new comedy by Kim Powers, a two-time Emmy Winner, directed by Roy Steinberg and starring Sally Mayes, an award winning Broadway veteran, as Vivian Vance that runs August 7th-September 20th, Tuesday-Sunday at 8:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents All Together Now:Celebrating Broadway's Best Group Numbers on July 15, 2019, at 9:30pm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Holy hit! Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with SISTER ACT - the exciting and joyful musical adaptation of the beloved 1992 hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg.