The Boy From Oz

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by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Celebrate "Ol' Blue Eyes" from his early beginnings in New York during the 1940s swing era through the bright lights of Vegas with the Rat Pack in the 1960s to his final performances as "Chairman of the Board." Starring Cassandra Klaphake, Sal Pavia, Liz Fallon and Andrew Ruggieri, this ENCORE at Arizona Broadway Theatre production brings Sinatra's music alive.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want theatre company, has announced the second production of its 10th Anniversary season, the West Coast premiere of Sucker Punch by Roy Williams, directed by Michael A. Shepperd. There will be one preview performance of this site-specific production on Monday, June 3, at 8pm, and opening is set for Tuesday, June 4, at 8pm. Sucker Punch will play through June 23 only at the Tiger Boxing Gym in West Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 - September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
STAGES St. Louis opens its 33rd Season with the Midwest Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ. Join STAGES May 31 through June 30 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood for the story of Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen in this incredible show featuring hits like 'I Love You, I Honestly Love You', 'Don't Cry Out Loud', 'I Go To Rio', and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Celebration, under the artistic direction of Michael A. Shepperd, presents the second show in its 2019 season, the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of THE PRODUCERS, A New Mel Brooks Musical, book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker, produced by Andrew Carlberg and Rebecca Eisenberg and directed by Michael Matthews.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language... an anatomically correct cabaret! The evening will feature Gregory Nabours at the piano, our open mic afterparty, and incredible performers from Broadway and LA singing songs about ANATOMY!
by Sarah Hookey - May 16, 2019
Richmond Triangle Players brings its 2019-20 season to a close with the Central Virginia premiere of the musical Grey Gardens, opening Friday June 14, 2019, at 8 pm, following two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday, June 12 and 13 at 8 pm. The production will run through Saturday, July 13.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2019
The highly acclaimed Australian musical produced by Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Sydney in June at the Lyric Theatre with previews from June 28 and opening night on July 4.
by Review Roundups - May 11, 2019
Hugh Jackman has opened his The Man. The Music. The Show. tour and we've got all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
One, two, three, GO! After an extended sell-out season and three Green Room Award nominations including Best Production of a Musical, David Venn is proud to announce the Broadway hit BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL will return to Melbourne and premiere in Sydney this year.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
The Australian Performing Arts Collection is proud to share its latest acquisition, which connects theatre traditions and the sense of community within the Australian performing arts industry.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
Music Theatre Wichita, entering its 48th summer season, today announced the roster of artistic teams who will be guiding the five large-scale summer productions.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Composer Christopher James's upcoming album Grace from Persistence, his third as a solo artist, represents a synthesis of musical genres from jazz and pop to classical and film music, informed not only by his early experiences scoring for film and television, but also by his many years working with leading artists and on major soundtracks as an executive and producer for Universal Music Group. Mr. James's music takes inspiration from the visual and the dramatic, and two of the ten tracks on this recording (“Grace from Persistence” and “Mother Russia”) feature accompanying video.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by Stephanie 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 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week that the star of stage and screen, Hugh Jackman, will be returning to Broadway late next year in The Music Man. Jackman posted a video to his Instagram that further teases his upcoming role, check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2019
One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, WEST SIDE STORY will play a limited season at Adelaide Festival Centre this year.
by Paul Smith - Mar 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week that the star of stage and screen, Hugh Jackman, will be returning to Broadway late next year in The Music Man. We know he'll soon be singing 'Seventy Six Trombones' but what other showtunes has he put his spin on. In anticipation for his great return to the Great White Way, here's Hugh Jackman in many of his theatrical turns.
by Ben Rimalower - Mar 15, 2019
In 10th Grade, I was in the chorus of a production of Oklahoma! in the auditorium of my synagogue and it was the best theatrical experience I've ever had. I remember getting home from the closing night cast party and crying myself to sleep. I could cry now putting on the movie or listening to 'The Farmer and the Cowman,' or maybe most of all, if I sing a little bit of the introduction to the title song.
by Alan Henry - Mar 12, 2019
Yesterday, BroadwayWorld exclusively broke the news that the two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman will make his highly anticipated return to Broadway in one of the most iconic roles in the musical theater canon, Professor Harold Hill, in Meredith Willson's beloved classic, THE MUSIC MAN.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Musical Theater West (MTW) brings the incredible true story, turned hit film, turned Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Catch Me If You Can to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 29 through April 14. Created by the dream team of song writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash, Mary Poppins Returns) and librettist Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), Catch Me If You Can delivers a the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.
by Amy Scheers - Jun 9, 2019
THE BOY FROM OZ brings a new story to the Midwest, and to the audiences of Stages St. Louis.  From the reaction of the crowd, it is a must see.  It will have you wanting to dance like you were at the Copacabana...and wishing you had worn your feathers and sequins!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019
Stephanie J. Block has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for The Cher Show.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019
Stephanie J. Block has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for THE CHER SHOW.
by Walter McBride - Jun 5, 2019
Stephanie J. Block is a 2019 Tony nominee for her performance in The Cher Show. Check out these flashback photos of Block at various events in the past!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want theatre company, has announced the second production of its 10th Anniversary season, the West Coast premiere of Sucker Punch by Roy Williams, directed by Michael A. Shepperd. Opening is set for Tuesday, June 4, at 8pm. Sucker Punch will play through June 23 only at the Tiger Boxing Gym in West Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Over MLK Weekend, students from the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) traveled to New York City to study with Broadway professionals. FSPA Musical Theater students of all ages took Song Interpretation, Monologue, and Theater Dance classes with Broadway stars, casting directors, and agents, while FSPA Dance students took classes at the world-renowned Broadway Dance Center. This trip has been an annual offering for FSPA students since 2008.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Robert Fox and Alex Turner, in association with Park Theatre and King's Head Theatre, today announce the full cast for the UK premiere of Martin Sherman's new play Gently Down The Stream, following a critically acclaimed run at the Public Theater in New York. Sean Mathias directs Jonathan Hyde, Ben Allen and Harry Lawtey. The production opens at Park Theatre on 18 February 2019, with previews from 13 February, running until 16 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23. The Sydney season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre commences with previews from June 28 and opening night July 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Sacred Fools Theater Company is excited to continue its 22st season with the West Coast Premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket written by Jireh Breon Holder and directed by Michael Shepperd. "We have been tracking Too Heavy For Your Pocket since its world premiere, and were deeply affected by the poetry and humanity on display in Jiren's work," former Artistic Director Bryan Bellomo says. "We are honored to bring a west coast premiere to Los Angeles, and thrilled to finally have the opportunity to partner with Michael A. Shepperd, the perfect director to tell this delicate story of aspiration and familial love."
by Audition Roundup - Jan 13, 2019
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 13, 2019 for productions in your area and around the country.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) begins the second half of the 2018-19 season with Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Paul Mullins will direct the interactive musical mystery. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre February 28th - March 10th. For tickets and information, please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23.  The Sydney season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre commences with previews from June 28 and opening night July 4.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2019
The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) begins the second half of the 2018-19 season with Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Paul Mullins will direct the interactive musical mystery. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre February 28th - March 10th. For tickets and information, please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel and Louise Withers Presents are delighted to announce that tickets for the Sydney season of Billy Elliot the Musical are now on sale at billyelliotthemusical.com.au
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through the beginning of March for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be:
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2019
Hugh Jackman was a guest on Monday morning's episode of 'Good Morning America' to discuss his upcoming film 'Missing Link.' During the interview, he reveals that 'The Music Man,' the show he heads back to Broadway with in 2020, was actually the first musical he ever performed. In 1983, he was cast as 'Salesman 2,' and Jackman jokingly said that not getting the lead in the show is what has driven him the last 30 years.
by Benjamin Tomchik - Apr 3, 2019
With 'velvet stairs, easy chairs, and perfumed air gently blowing,' the Grand Hotel Berlin may not be a character in the traditional meaning of the word, however, it is the catalyst which sets in motion the fate of every guest who walks through its opulent revolving doors. For choreographer Kelly Crandall d'Amboise, it is her job to provide that motion as the production begins performances this week at Signature Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce casting for its 33rd Season: THE BOY FROM OZ, GREASE, MAN OF LA MANCHA, and its Emerson Family Theatre Series production of Disney's 101 DALMATIANS. 'The tagline at STAGES is 'Experience The Story' and our 2019 Season stays true to these words offering something special for everyone,' expresses Associate Producer Andrew Kuhlman.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
Skylight Theatre Company (Producing Artistic Director, Gary Grossman and Co-Artistic Director Tony Abatemarco) announced today the world premiere of BRONCO BILLY - THE MUSICAL, It marks the organization's first world premiere musical production. The new musical, based on the Warner Bros. film Bronco Billy, features a book by Dennis Hackin, lyrics and music by Chip Rosenbloom and John Torres, with additional lyrics by Michele Brourman. Hunter Bird will direct. Preview performances begin on May 10, with the official press opening on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The limited engagement plays through June 30 at the Skylight Theatre, located at 1816 ½ North Vermont in Los Feliz, Ca. Tickets are now on sale now at http://www.SkylightTix.com.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Opera Australia, GWB Entertainment and BB Group production of WEST SIDE STORY has opened in Melbourne to rave reviews. This stunning production, currently playing at Arts Centre Melbourne, will then embark on an international tour giving this young, vibrant cast the opportunity of a lifetime as they tour to Wellington Opera House; then onto three German cities including the Musical Dome, Cologne; State Opera Berlin (Staatsoper Unter den Linden) and Semperoper, Dresden. The company then open on 16 August at Sydney Opera House and finish with tour to Canberra Theatre and Adelaide Festival Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
A new partnership between Madison Marquette's historic Paramount Theatre and the Axelrod Performing Arts Center [APAC] is set to bring two professionally-produced musical concerts - featuring Broadway stars - to the Asbury Park Boardwalk this summer.
by Charles Shubow - Apr 11, 2019
Feinstein is superb in concert at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills, MD.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Today The Cape Playhouse announced principal casting for the theatre's historic 93rd season, which includes an impressive list of Broadway and television stars.