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by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, affectionately known as MADD, is delighted to announce details of its first-ever Advisory Board that marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the Nottingham based college.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows for their 24th season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2019-2020 season includes: BARNUM, THE GOODBYE GIRL, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KISMET.
by Victoria Beal - May 6, 2019
The original telling of the tale of PT Barnum has hit the stage in Melbourne in the wake of The Greatest Showman's box office success. With Todd McKenney in the titular role, the musical tells the tale of Barnum's rise from penniless sideshow operator to great impresario. With each triumph comes tragedy in the book by Mark Bramble but unfortunately in this production, we don't quite feel the tragedy.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
BARNUM, one of Broadway's most treasured musicals, returned to Australia in an all-new spectacular production running from April 27 to June 8, 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Qdos Entertainment today (Friday 24 May 2019) announce that Paul O'Grady will return to the London Palladium in Goldilocks and the Three Bears to play The Evil Ringmaster. Joining O'Grady and making his Palladium Panto debut will be Matt Baker as Joey the Clown who will star alongside season regulars Julian Clary as The Ringmaster, Paul Zerdin as Silly Billy, Nigel Havers as Daddy Bear and Gary Wilmot as Dame Betty Barnum.
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2019
ABC announced today that King of the Highwire Nik Wallenda and his sister, Lijana, seventh-generation members of the Wallenda family circus troupe, will return to the highwire for a never-before-attempted walk of approximately 1,300 feet long and 25 stories above street level, across New York City's iconic Times Square, live on SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). “Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda” will air as a live two-hour televised event. The walk marks Lijana Wallenda's first highwire walk since the 2017 accident where she, along with four others, tragically fell 30 feet off a tightrope during a rehearsal. 
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
The National Institute of Circus Arts presents Dispersion - a contemporary, abstract circus work set to live improvised music, exploring the forces that both separate and bind humankind.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Hugh Jackman is currently on an international tour, selling out Arenas across the globe! As part of his tour, he performs a segment featuring 'Gaston' from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST -  a number he did over 400 times in the show for the Australian production! Check out the video!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
JOHN MILLER - the singer, bassist and Broadway Music Coordinator - will release a special 10th Anniversary Edition of his acclaimed album Stage Door Johnny: John Miller - Takes on Broadway on June 21, 2019. Stage Door Johnny is a witty and unconventional interpretation of a dozen familiar Broadway songs, filtered through Miller's understated performance style that evokes such diverse artists as James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Kenny Rankin. Stage Door Johnny will be available on all digital and streaming platforms.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Lancaster's new home for fresh theatrical experiences is Prima. This contemporary venue (941 Wheatland Avenue) boasts an on-site bar, free parking, and state-of-the-art technology. Normal programming includes boutique musicals and concerts, as well as hosting private special events. Now Prima is announcing a series of "Summer Sing-A-Longs" supported by Lamphouse Films. In addition to subtitles for all of the songs you know and love, interactive elements will make these nights-out an experience to remember. Patrons are invited to dress as characters from each of the titles.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
As part of Hugh Jackman's tour, he performs a segment featuring the song from the current Broadway hit, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Check out the video of him singing 'You Will Be Found'!
by Sara Altea Balestra - May 14, 2019
Manca poco meno di un mese all'evento teatrale piu atteso da tutta la comunita teatrale di tutto il mondo: il 9 giugno infatti, al Radio City Music Hall di New York, si svolgera la 73esima edizione dei Tony Awards. Per la seconda volta, James Corden sara il presentatore di questa serata, dopo aver ricevuto un Emmy Award per la sua performance nel 2016. Il 30 aprile, Bebe Neuwirth e Brandon Victor Dixon hanno annunciato i nomi delle opere teatrali (play e musical) in diretta streaming. Noi di BroadwayWorld non stiamo piu nella pelle! Ma soprattutto non possiamo stare con le mani in mano e, per il bene comune, vogliamo parlarvi un po' dei protagonisti di quest'anno: attori e spettacoli per lo piu poco noti in Italia ma che rappresentano, senza ombra di dubbio, il meglio di questa nuova stagione di Broadway. Nota a margine: ci muoveremo esclusivamente all'interno dell'ambito del teatro musicale (non ce ne vogliano gli appassionati di plays). Cominciamo questa nostra 'carrellata' con i protagonisti-non-protagonisti di quest'anno!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice announce that Artistic Director of New York Theatre Workshop, James C. Nicola, and Artistic Director and founder of Theatre For A New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, will receive special Obie Awards for Lifetime Achievement at the 64th Annual Obie Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Los Angeles' own Angel City Chorale Continues Its 26th Season With Their June Concert 'As Seen On Tv... And More!', a showcase for the many talents of this world-famous group, under the spirited baton of Artistic Director, Sue Fink. Garnering international acclaim on network television and nearly 50 million views on YouTube, ACC will present music made popular by them and others on the small screen. The centerpiece will be encore performances of the four songs that took ANGEL CITY CHORALE all the way to the Semi Finals on NBC's America's Got Talent.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Hugh Jackman appeared on Good Morning America this morning to promote his upcoming tour, The Man. The Music. The Show.
by Katie Laban - May 1, 2019
Barnum will be closing out Southgate Community Players Main Stage productions for the 2018-2019 season. Opening this weekend on Friday, May 3rd, this spectacular spectacle brings to life the story of P. T. Barnum the stage at the Davidson Auditorium inside Davidson Middle School in Southgate. Beloved characters based on the real-life performers that Barnum worked with during his career are woven throughout this high-energy musical. SCP's production of Barnum is packed with skills and tricks that will awe audiences of all ages! BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak with Tamara Laflin, the show's triple threat: director, music director, and choreographer, and she said, 'audiences should come see Barnum because it's a fresh take on a musical theatre classic.' Check out what she had to say below about why audiences will enjoy this spectacular spectacle that SCP has created with Barnum!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
BARNUM, one of Broadway's most treasured musicals, returns to Australia in an all-new spectacular production. From visionary director Tyran Parke, this new production will play an exclusive engagement at Melbourne's most intimate professional musical theatre venue, the Comedy Theatre for a strictly limited time from April 27 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces casting for the first production of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Mamma Mia!," the Tony Award-nominated musical based on the songs of ABBA.  The cast includes Broadway actors Jessica Hendy (Broadway's "Cats," "Aida"), Jennifer Cody (Broadway's "Shrek", "Urinetown" & CRT's "Noises Off"), Lauren Blackman (Broadway's "Anastasia"),  and Bradley Dean (Braodway's "The Last Ship", "Dear Evan Hansen"). As previously announced, Terrence Mann will direct with choreography by Mary Ann Lamb and Jessica Walker. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale at or 860-486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019
For one weekend only, the Hatbox Theatre will host the New Hampshire Premiere of Alex Webb's beautiful and tragic Civil War love story, Amelia. An all-star cast will perform April 18 and 19th at 7:30 pm and April 20th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $17, $14 for members, seniors and students and $12 for senior members.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
The Coney Island Ritual Cabaret Festival marks International Culture Lab's (ICL) 4th consecutive year probing the fantastical partnership of ritual and entertainment on Coney Island USA's (CIUSA) Sideshows by the Seashore stage. This year again ICL has assembled an array of performance artists, musicians, magicians, puppeteers, sideshow performers and dancers, all of whom have been tasked with presenting original works that define ritual cabaret through the lens of their own particular aesthetic, discipline and lineage.
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
AXS TV, in conjunction with Feld Entertainment, takes viewers behind the scenes of the last days of America's National Living Treasure in Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey (R) Circus: The Final Farewell - premiering Memorial Day - Monday, May 27 at 8pE/5pP.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2019
The new Broadway production of Oklahoma! begins previews at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway) on tonight, March 19, 2019. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld, and happy Tuesday! Kick off another work day by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
The world's biggest selling magic spectacular, The Illusionists - Direct From Broadway, will return to London's West End this summer with a brand new show from Saturday 6th July to Sunday 1st September at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The all-star line-up will see audiences wowed by The Showman James More, The Unforgettable Enzo, The Manipulator Yu Ho-Jin, The Futurist Adam Trent, The Mentalist Chris Cox, The Trickster Paul Dabek and The Daredevil Jonathan Goodwin. Tickets are now sale via
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York), presents Deke Sharon and his fifth annual Total Vocal concert at Carnegie Hall.  Hosted and conducted by Sharon the program highlights DCappella, Disney's new a cappella group and Vintage Mix, the award-winning barbershop a cappella quartet of 18-year old quadruplets. Distinguished Concerts Singers International's record number of choirs and individual singers from all over the globe will perform with Sharon.  Total Vocal will take place Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall. For tickets and information, visit DCINY. Tickets start at $20. This performance will be streamed live via the DCINY Facebook Page.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
The Coney Island Ritual Cabaret Festival marks International Culture Lab's (ICL) 4th consecutive year probing the fantastical partnership of ritual and entertainment on Coney Island USA's (CIUSA) Sideshows by the Seashore stage. This year again ICL has assembled an array of performance artists, musicians, magicians, puppeteers, sideshow performers and dancers, all of whom have been tasked with presenting original works that define ritual cabaret through the lens of their own particular aesthetic, discipline and lineage.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre presents the first production of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Mamma Mia!," the Tony Award-nominated musical based on the songs of ABBA.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
It was announced today that actress and singer Keala Settle will perform as a very special guest in New York and Los Angeles on Hugh Jackman's The Man. The Music. The Show tour. Keala will perform the Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe Award winning song "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman and more at the three Madison Square Garden shows on Friday, June 28 7PM, Saturday, June 29 1PM and 7PM and the two Hollywood Bowl shows on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, both shows at 8PM.
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 5, 2019
I first met Bill Baldwin around twenty years ago. I was lucky enough to get him as an actor in a play I wrote and was directing. It was my first play and he was willing to take chances with new material. I had a positive experience all around.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
The Mercer County Symphonic Band will present its annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre. The theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Admission is free.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: City Center season announced, Hadestown cast recording news, and more!
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 4, 2019
Amid grisly acts of discrimination, violence, and prejudice, comes an inspiring event celebrating solidarity and the union of people across all races, religions, and backgrounds. On Saturday, June 22nd experience the energizing and eclectic sounds of SPIRIT: an Evening of Song, Story & Spirit Benefitting the Pico Union Project.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2019
Last night, Hugh Jackman stopped by 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,' to talk about is upcoming concert tour! Jackman reveals the intense preparation he's been doing for the tour, 'Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show.', and he also talks about his Grammy win for The Greatest Showman that put him one award short of an EGOT.
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2019
Hugh Jackman was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. During the interview, Jackman revealed that during his arena tour, he will perform songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables, Boy From Oz, and Beauty and the Beast.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2019
A glorious group of ghosts are converging on Theater for the New City - and it has nothing to do with the theater's annual Halloween ball slated for later in the year.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2019
Fairfield Center Stage, an environmental community theater group, will partner with The Barnum Festival and the Fairfield Museum and History Center to present a free outdoor musical-in-concert in downtown Fairfield this June. Featuring local artists and staff from Fairfield County, FCS's annual summer presentation will be 'Barnum', running one weekend only, June 27-29, 2019 at Fairfield Museum Commons at 370 Beach Rd behind Old Town Hall.
by Michael Quintos - Apr 5, 2019
Musical Theatre West's entertaining, high-energy new production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN---which continues performances at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach through April 14, 2019---is, for the most part, a sleek, stylish, and abundantly entertaining piece of theater, filled with nostalgic fun and features a plucky anti-hero at its center whose bad behavior can both be seen as terrible and worth cheering for in his sheer audacity and skill. Despite its flaws, the show is a worthy trip back in time, especially with the presence of its two terrific lead actors Jacob Haren and Jeff Skowron as the teenage con artist and the FBI agent chasing him.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mahira Kakkar) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Greg Wood), a successful and charismatic restaurateur. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship with food and wine, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Lively McCabe Entertainment Co-President Michael Barra proudly announces a slate of three new stage musicals in partnership with licensing agency Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) and music powerhouse BMG. These initial three projects, all which will have premiere productions in 2020 (TBA), will feature select music from the BMG catalog, as part of their previously announced partnership with Lively McCabe.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
The Old Globe's 2019–2020 Season includes three world premieres, five West Coast premieres, and a Tony Award–winning production of an American masterwork.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the nominees competing in the 8th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 19, at Belk Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Playfully poking at our expectations of relationships between ages and genders using dance, circus, and sound, Upswing's new dance-circus hybrid will be touring to arts festivals this summer. With Upswing's characteristic warmth and lightness of touch in gently introducing provocative issues to people of all ages, Catch Me plays with the first assumptions that people make when they see a couple who are of different generations, race and genders. The outdoor show is set in a teetering installation of 30 intricately balanced chairs, which will remain in situ between performances. Artistic Director Vicki Amedume was inspired to make the show after observing people's reactions to her brother, and the show continues Upswing's exploration of identity, and how this can be subverted and reinforced through performance.
by Fiona Scott - Apr 18, 2019
Alex Parker has been the Musical Director for productions such as Barnum at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the UK Tour of Wonderland. His latest project is a concert version of Carousel at Cadogan Hall. Alex spoke to BroadwayWorld about his career and conducting the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Apr 18, 2019
Los proximos 6 de mayo en Madrid y 13 de mayo en Barcelona, seis de los mayores nombres del Teatro Musical en nuestro pais homenajearan a Pasek y Paul y a su carrera con el concierto DESDE MI VENTANA.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Mark DeGarmo Dance continues its annual Salon Performance Series 2019 with this May 2nd performance of works in progress by choreographers Gina Bonati and Ara Fitzgerald at 7 PM in the Mark DeGarmo Dance Studio 310 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center at 107 Suffolk Street on NYC's Lower East Side.   Founded in 2010, the MDD's Salon Performance Series celebrates its 9th season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
NY Madness is excited to announce it's April 2019 line-up as a Madness Co-Produced by Elephant Run District! The event will take place on Sunday, April 28th at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). The lineup will include:
by Emily Yorgey - Apr 12, 2019
BARNUM at North Fort Myers High School, directed by Janelle Laux, is a spectacular show. The students at NFMHS have clearly put in incredible effort, once again, to this year's theatre production, and I enjoyed every moment of it. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Geva Theatre Center's 46th Season concludes with the world premiere of Revival: The Resurrection of Son House, written and directed by Keith Glover, with music by Son House, Billy Thompson and Keith Glover, musical direction by Billy Thompson and choreography by Norwood Pennewell, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 1 through June 2, 2019.