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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019
Michael Colby and Paul Katz, the creative team behind Tales of Tinseltown, have another Hollywood musical in the offing. On Saturday, November 2nd at 7 pm, The Green Room 42 presents Slay It With Music In Concert a?" to benefit International Rescue Committee. The original musical, acclaimed in both London and off-Broadway, is an ode to Grande Dame Guignol, the genre of 1960s horror movies in which stars like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford made screen comebacks, in the tradition of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Sunset Boulevard, and Psycho. It's a sharp way to cap off Halloween weekend, promising laughs, thrills and chills. The Green Room 42 is on the 4th Floor of YOTEL at 42nd Street and 10th Avenue. The concert version features an all-star cast, directed by Charles Repole with musical direction by Phil Reno. Tickets range between $22.50 and $62.50, and are available now online at: There is no minimum required at GR42.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Casting is announced for the musical 'tick, ticka?? Boom!' by Jonathan Larson, directed by Guy Retallack, at The Bridge House Theatre SE20 from Monday 30 September - Sunday 27 October.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019
Could Hugh Jackman be the headlining act for the upcoming AFL grand final in Melbourne? According to the Herald Sun, he is rumored to take to the stage at the MCG on September 28.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
The Greatest Showman, the popular movie musical starring Hugh Jackman as circus impresario P.T. Barnum, boasted one of the biggest soundtracks of 2017. The film's signature anthem a?oeThis is Mea?? was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
The Make A Difference Trust is thrilled to announce that a trio of stars are returning to WEST END BARES to co-host the 10th Anniversary performance, WEST END BARES: STRIPPED. Graham Norton, Tom Allen and Michelle Visage will together host one spectacular celebratory show at Troxy on Sunday 13 October at 8.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
2019 a?oeAmerica's Got Talenta?? semi-finalists Dom Chambers and Eric Chien will join the cast of The Illusionists a?' Magic Of The Holidays for the show's record fifth holiday season, playing from Friday, November 29, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages, the Peterborough Players invites you to go to the center ring of the Big Top with the first showing in their new Special Screenings series, The Flight Fantastic. This high-flying documentary will be on-screen at the Players on October 5th at 1pm. Audiences will also have the very special opportunity to participate in a talkback with the filmmaker a?" former Artistic Director of the Peterborough Players, Emmy- and Tony-nominee Tom Moore.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Once a month, for only $5 a ticket, come see a movie in this historic building! The film will begin at 6:30 pm. We have Pop's Kettle Corn, cookies, pretzels, beef sticks, beer, wine, soda, water, and a variety of hot drinks at our concession stand!
by Jay Irwin - Sep 16, 2019
Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel's soaring romantic and tragic musical a?oeLight in the Piazzaa?? is not often tackled a?? thank the theater Gods. I'm not saying it's bad by any stretch of the imagination, it's just that I'd hate to see every small company, without the resources to handle it well, take it on. Fortunately, they've built in a few traps that may dissuade. First off, it's not your typical, rollicking musical with songs you'll be singing after. Second, there's all that Italian that your cast needs to learn and deliver authentically. And finally, it's some tough music. It needs to be done by insanely talented professionals who can handle these beautiful melodies that fly up into the rafters (often in Italian) as well as the heartfelt story. Enter Showtunes Theatre as they begin their 20th season, who routinely gather together the cream of the crop of Seattle artists for just a few weekends, books in hand, and you'll find yourself gifted with the mind-blowingly gorgeous evening that is their current production of a?oeLight in the Piazzaa??.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
You and a guest will have the incredible opportunity to meet Hugh Jackman during his 2019 World Tour when it stops in New Jersey at the Prudential Center on October 6th!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The Make A Difference Trust is thrilled to announce that award-winning West End star, Kerry Ellis will be performing the finale of WEST END BARES: STRIPPED at the climax of the shows 10th Birthday performance at Troxy on Sunday 13 October at 8.30pm.
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2019
America's Got Talent contestant Luke Islam took to the stage during last night's live show to perform 'Never Enough' from The Greatest Showman! The 12-year-old singer has dreams of being a Broadway performer and previously sang 'She Used To Be Mine' from Waitress and 'You Will Be Found' from Dear Evan Hansen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with the sock-hop sounds of the original high school musical, GREASE, June 7 - 16.
by Sean Fallon - Jun 28, 2019
On Thursday, June 27, I had the pleasure of seeing another Fairfield Center Stage masterpiece, BARNUM in a spectacular manner that I have never seen it before, outdoors, outside the Fairfield Museum and History Center. The performers are so talented that the show comes across as a brilliant combination between a theatrical stage production and a circus. This is consistent with Fairfield Center Stage's innovative ventures of bringing special uniqueness to each show, in this case, presenting the dramatized life of P.T. Barnum (with much poetic license) in a way that makes the audience feel as if they are at 'the greatest show on Earth.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
This taut, incendiary drama explores the emotional and societal fallout when a respected Black police officer loses his cool and in a 'split second' kills a white man: a taunting, racist petty thief.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Following the first ever UK & Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical in 2018, casting has been revealed as the production prepares for its 2019 worldwide tour. After opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking on 11 July 2019, the production led by returning director Thom Southerland will tour across the world until 15 December 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals' holiday hit A Connecticut Christmas Carol returns for a third year to The Terris Theatre, December 4 - 28, and it could be your chance to join a professional acting company! Goodspeed will be holding auditions for local Non-Equity child actors between ages 7-10 for its upcoming production of A Connecticut Christmas Carol. Auditions will be held on Sunday, July 28 from 12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. at the Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio in East Haddam, Conn. 
by Greg Kerestan - Jun 16, 2019
Though the actual libretto is long past its expiration date, there's no denying that this nostalgic throwback is a great musical revue if nothing else.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Musical director and pianist, Kevin Winebold, celebrates his 40th birthday with KEVIN WINEBOLD: MY FIRST FORTY YEARS with a host of Broadway guest artists in a benefit concert at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South). Guest artists include Desi Davar (WEST SIDE STORY), Nicolas Dromard (JERSEY BOYS), Lauren Elder (SIDE SHOW), Leigh Ann Larkin (GYPSY), Kimberly Marable (HADESTOWN), Arthur Migliazza (BOOGIE STOMP!), Anthony Nunziata (The Last Laugh), and Jelani Remy (AIN'T TOO PROUD). Proceeds from the concert will benefit arts education programs that Winebold will be creating this summer in Angola, Africa.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The producers of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL today announced casting for the second production of the show when it embarks on an 11 city tour of the UK and Ireland from 6 September 2019. Full casting for each venue will be announced soon.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 13, 2019
Community College of Baltimore County Performing Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Maryland Humanities, presents Chautauqua 2019: Making Waves, July 12-14, at the Center for the Arts Theatre, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville, Md.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with the sock-hop sounds of the original high school musical, GREASE, June 7 - 16. Check out video of the production below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
After a nationwide search auditioning over 400 hopefuls, David Venn has announced the Australian cast for the Broadway smash BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL.
by Cindy Cardozo - Jun 11, 2019
Fairfield County native, and winner of season one of "The Voice," Javier Colon, will be starring as one of Bridgeport's favorite sons this summer when he portrays the Greatest Showman on Earth in the musical Barnum at the Fairfield Museum Commons the weekend of June 27 - 29.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The world premiere of one of the biggest stories in the history of South Western Ontario, the story of Jumbo the elephant's fateful final performance, opens the Blyth Festival's 45th Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
In its 24th season, the Crest Theatre at Old School Square announces the 2020 Broadway Cabaret Series. Presented in association with Mark Keller, the Broadway Cabaret series features Broadway's brightest stars, accompanied by legendary musical directors on Monday and Tuesday evenings! Premium and VIP ticketholders are welcomed to join a post-show reception with the performers in the Ocean Breeze room. This series is currently open for subscriptions through July 31st to guarantee a seat to the hottest series of the Crest Theatre season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
The hilarious musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be presented at Hatbox Theatre from July 18th through 28th. Performances will run for two weeks only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for members, seniors and students and $12 for senior members. Tickets may be reserved by calling 603-715-2315 or purchased online at
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Actress, singer and Tony Award Nominee Keala Settle will perform on the 12 North American dates of Hugh Jackman's live tour of The Man. The Music. The Show. beginning with the Oct. 1 performance in Boston's TD Garden arena and ending Oct 19 and 20 in Mexico City's Arena Ciudad de México.  Settle, who earned standing ovations when she appeared on-stage with Jackman earlier this month at the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden, will perform the Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe Award winning song a?oeThis Is Mea?? from The Greatest Showman and more. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo (THE FIGHTER, THE BIG SHORT) and SAG Award-winner and Emmy-nominee Michael K. Williams (HBO's “The Wire”, Netflix's “When They See Us”), have been cast alongside Frank Grillo (AVENGERS: ENDGAME, THE PURGE), Alice Englert (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, THEM THAT FOLLOW, and Jack Kilmer (THE NICE GUYS, THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT) in the new crime-thriller, BODY BROKERS, being written and directed by John Swab.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
The producers of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL today announced the full cast for the second production when it embarks on an 11-city tour of the UK and Ireland from 6 September 2019. Directed by Jeff Calhoun, with a book by Patricia Resnick who wrote the hit movie and music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.
by Andrew White - Jul 27, 2019
Richard Byrne's latest effort, An Evening with Lola Montez, is as intricately-constructed a play and persona as you can possibly imagine, and actor Mary Murphy personifies to perfection the low-born Irish divorcée who became a sensation through little more than grit, and a determination to rise above her wretched circumstances.
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 25, 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.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
The Sydney Opera House today announced the world premiere of Natives Go Wild, a provocative new First Nations cabaret that flips the lid on historical fiction and celebrates the global voice of First Nations people. Shaking up The Studio from 19 - 27 October 2019, this unmissable production interweaves sharp political satire and social commentary with edge-of-your-seat performances. It pays homage to the past and gives a humorous, dazzling, poignant and critical nod to the future in a theatrical whirlwind of burlesque, vaudeville, circus and cabaret-style entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (BAPF) presents Offal, a group exhibition conceived as a subject from the culture of consuming innards. The exhibition will be on view at LAMAG, located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, in Barnsdall Park from August 15, 2019, through September 29, 2019, with an opening reception on August 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Doctor Zhivago will make its UK concert premiere this September. The concert will star Ramin Karimloo (Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Lara Guishar), with further casting to be announced, and takes place at Cadogan Hall, on 1 September, 2pm and 6.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Tony Award winner Lillias White returns to Broadway's Living Room on July 30 & 31. This masterful entertainer will take the audience on a musical journey full of love, light and happiness. Make Someone Happy is sure to lift your spirits and make you happy. The show features standards for the world of Broadway, film, and jazz.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Una selección de arias para solista y dúo de las óperas Otello, Tosca y Carmen interpretarán la soprano Belinda Ramírez, el tenor Carlos Arturo Galván y el pianista José Alfonso Álvarez, el sábado 10 de agosto a las 11:30 horas en el Salón de Recepciones del Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal) del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL), con entrada libre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
More2Screen today announces the cinema release of the critically acclaimed West End revival of Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble's 42nd Street which will be screened in more than 550 cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 10 November 2019. This legendary musical stars national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock with music and lyrics by Harry Warren and Al Dubin. Cinema tickets are on sale now at
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
The Illusionists a?' Magic Of The Holidays will return to Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd Street) for a record fifth holiday season, playing from Friday, November 29, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will open their 24th Anniversary season with BARNUM, the Tony Award-winning musical by Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Audiences have just two weeks left to catch the world's biggest selling magic spectacular, The Illusionists a?" Direct From Broadway, which returned to London's West End this summer with a brand new show. The strictly limited season runs until Sunday 1st September at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Jim Dale will be back at Guild Hall this fall with an all-new show!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
For the opener of its 20th Anniversary Season, Showtunes is bringing this legendary work home to the theatre where it began. Join them as The Light in the Piazza returns to Seattle in one of the biggest concerts ever, featuring the full, Broadway orchestration.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Lambert Jackson Productions today announce full casting for Dr Zhivago a?" The UK Concert Première. Joining the previously announced Ramin Karimloo (Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Lara Guishar) are Rhys Bailey (Young Yurii, Sasha), Maisey Bawden (Olya), Isabella Djuve-Wood (Young Lara), Emma De-Anne Edwards (Anna Gromeko), Darcy Jacobs (Young Tonia), Kelly Mathieson (Tonia Gromeko), Charlie McCullagh (Pasha Antipov, Strelnikov), Matthew Woodyatt (Viktor Komarovksy), and Trinity Laban Musical Theatre as the ensemble. The production takes place at Cadogan Hall, on Sunday 1 September, 2pm and 6.30pm.