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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Tony Award winner and five-time Tony nominee Laura Benanti shares the SOPAC stage with the vocalist who most influenced her life and future career -- her mother, Linda Benanti -- in Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On, a touching and humorous musical journey through the special relationship between a mother and daughter.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Music Theater Works will present LERNER AND LOEWE'S GREATEST HITS, honoring some of the most famous and beloved shows ever to grace a Broadway stage: BRIGADOON, MY FAIR LADY, GIGI, PAINT YOUR WAGON and CAMELOT.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
By popular demand, Mercury Theater Chicago's critically acclaimed production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT will be extended into the fall and winter, with performances now running through December 29. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT opened on September 8 to rave reviews, with Amanda Finn of NewCity noting a?oeSPAMALOT makes its triumphant return to Chicago, coconuts and all, in a no-holds-barred, good time show.a?? SPAMALOT is directed by Walter L. Stearns, with music direction by Eugene Dizon and choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker.    
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that Hayden Tee: Face to Face will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 8, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 67th season with the West Coast regional theatre premiere of the 10-time Tony nominated musical Something Rotten! at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center October 18 a?" November 3.  From the co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes a no-holds-a?oeBarda?? deliciously loopy celebration of the greatest English playwright and the greatest American art form.   Music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Singer Jennifer Roberts returns to Manhattan to toast legendary Broadway lyricist and composer Sheldon Harnick with a tribute show celebrating his impressive body of work. Jennifer will be joined in the special performance at New York hotspot a?oeDon't Tell Mamaa?? by musical director Tedd Firth and bassist Steve Doyle. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley rings in the holidays with the new musical Pride and Prejudice, the 2019 Tony-winning company's 70th World Premiere. Based on Jane Austen's iconic novel, this engaging work features book, music, and lyrics by Paul Gordon, whose musicals include TheatreWorks favorites Jane Austen's EMMA, Daddy Long Legs, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Jane Eyre. Pride and Prejudice follows delightfully liberated Lizzie Bennet and dashing, disdainful Mr. Darcy as they discover the irresistible power of love. A favorite from TheatreWorks's 2018 New Works Festival, this brand new musical romantic comedy will be directed by TheatreWorks's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Lone Star Theatre Company has announced that Kat Lozano joins ANIMAL HUSBANDRY as lead producer. The London based, Texas born, actress joins a team of producers that include producer Elda Ruiz-Dawson and associate producers Ramiro & Lupita Davila, Charles Barksdale, and Luis Ochoa-Andrade. David Davila's Animal Husbandry will premiere at the Under St. Mark's Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival this October 2019 with direction by Sidney Erik Wright and intimacy choreography by Adele Rylands. The play stars David Michael Kirby and Daniel Anthony Hidalgo with lighting design by Hao Bai and costume design by Keyon Woods.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast of Peter Pan and Wendy (previously announced as Peter Pan), a reimagining of J.M. BARRIE's classic work by 'America's Most-Produced Playwright' (American Theatre) LAUREN GUNDERSON (Ada and the Engine, Silent Sky). This world premiere will be onstage for the holidays at Sidney Harman Hall from December 3, 2019-January 12, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Spiro Veloudos, legendary theatre director and Boston theatre icon, announced today that he is retiring from his role as Producing Artistic Director of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
It's Here!! Don Bluth Front Row Theatre's Exciting 2020 Season. See the full lineup below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Julie Andrews is no stranger to the stage, although it's been quite a while since she graced Broadway with her presence. However, according to Forbes, she has now revealed that she would be open to the idea of returning to the Great White Way.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Something exciting is returning to Toronto's East End this holiday season. Torrent Productions is thrilled to announce that JACK AND THE BEANSTALK-A MERRY MAGICAL PANTOMIME will premiere at the Royal Canadian Legion 1/42 located at Coxwell Ave and Gerrard St East opening on Friday, December 20TH, 7pm and run for 12 shows only until December 29TH, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Theater J's 2019 Annual Benefit Performance is an unforgettable evening of musical theater at the newly renovated Edlavitch DCJCC on November 18 at 6:30 PM. The centerpiece of the event, which also includes food, drink, and socializing, is a special musical performance of After Anatevka: a Novel Based on a?oeFiddler on the Roofa?? written and performed by Grammy-nominated artist and author Alexandra Silber. Silber, who has appeared in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway (directed by Bartlett Sher) and the West End, imagines what happens to Sholem Alecheim's beloved characters of Fiddler on the Roof after they step off stage. The performance features new songs composed by some of the top rising talent in musical theater today and sung by the gifted Silber, who recently played Sally Bowles in Cabaret at Olney Theatre Center.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2019
Hayden Tee will return to Australia for a one-night-only concert on Sunday 8 December, following the release of his new album Face to Face. Exploring many of the characters Hayden has inhabited on stage in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the UK and the USA, this will be a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of today's most acclaimed performers and recording artists in theatre, concert and cabaret.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Broadway Records announced today that a first listen track of the song SMELL OF REBELLION from the upcoming album Hayden Tee: Face to Face is now be available to stream on SoundCloud.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
It's Delightful, it's Delicious, it's De-lovelya?"it's the musical ANYTHING GOES, with Cole Porter's magical music underscoring this age-old tale of boy meets girl. ANYTHING GOES opens Saturday, Nov. 2 at The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre, located at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J). Additional performances continue Nov. 3-17. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are at 2 p.m. Details are available at TheWhiteTheatre.org.
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2019
Julie Andrews appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, October 21, where she opened up about going to therapy.
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Rachel York is set for a recurring role in the new Fox drama series Filthy Rich, according to Deadline. She will star opposite Kim Cattrall, Gerald McRaney and Melia Kreiling in the high-profile new drama. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2019
Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this fiendishly entertaining musical melodrama October 18- November 3, 2019. The musical adaptation features a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-win- ning Leslie Bricusse. JEKYLL & HYDE performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). For tickets, reservations and group pricing visit www.At- lantaLyric.com or call 404-377-9948.
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2019
Julie Andrews talks about how her special effects as Mary Poppins were performed, and how she almost got injured doing one of them.
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2019
Dame Julie Andrews sat down with Savannah Guthrie on Tuesday morning's episode of Today to chat about writing her second memoir, 'Home Work,' which the actress wrote with help from her daughter. The book discusses Andrews' years in Hollywood and includes anecdotes from 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music.'
by Matt Windman - Oct 13, 2019
Two years ago, I revisited French Woods Festival of the Arts (which I attended from 1999 to 2002 as a camper/teen actor and then as an assistant director/stage manager) and BroadwayWorld kindly published an article I wrote about the experience. In light of my responsibilities at work (attorney by day, theater critic by night) and at home (including a hyperactive toddler and commuting daily between NY and NJ), I was not planning on visiting again this past summer, but that instantly changed when I learned that the camp was planning on presenting 1776 for the first time in nearly two decades - and with an all-female cast.
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Actress, singer and author Julie Andrews at down for an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer and opened up about her golden years in Hollywood as told in her new memoir, 'Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
ARBORS RECORDS is celebrating the music of iconic composer Frederick Loewe this fall with two new albums of songs from the legendary musicals of Lerner & Loewe performed by an astonishing array of jazz heavyweights.  Counterpoint Lerner & Loewe features Dick Hyman on piano and Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor sax.  Adrian Cunningham & His Friends Play Lerner & Loewe features bandleader and saxophonist/clarinetist/flautist Adrian Cunningham with Fred Hersch on piano, John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums, with guest stars Randy Brecker on trumpet and Wycliffe Gordon on trombone.  Both albums are available on streaming platforms, download and CD wherever music is sold today, Friday, October 11. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Artist Award to Tony Award-winning actress, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee. The award will be presented Wednesday, November 13, 2019 as part of the opening night celebration for Disney's Newsies, directed by Molly Smith. 
by Stan Jenson - Oct 1, 2019
COD student Katrina Dixon has set a performance level in local theatre that will be hard to surpass. In Encore Theatre's production of 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, close to 90% of the 70-minute show is her monologue, and she holds the audience's attention throughout, proving herself to be a deft storyteller.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Following the announcement that London Musical Theatre Orchestra are heading out on a UK tour with A Night At The Musicals, opening at Royal & Derngate, Northampton on 22nd October, LMTO are thrilled to reveal that the cast will include Emma Hatton (Wicked / We Will Rock You/ Evita), Barry Keenan (LMTO's A Christmas Carol / Walk Like A Man), Emma Kingston (In The Heights / Les Misérables / Grease) and Luke McCall (The Phantom of the Opera / Les Misérables).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
With a momentous national election just a year away, the Great American Songbook Foundation has assembled an interactive historical exhibit exploring the intersection of politics, patriotism and entertainment in the world of musical theater - and it didn't start with Hamilton.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to present Camelot by Lerner and Loewe, the classic musical adaptation of TH White's The Once and Future King. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today two new cast members to lead the production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT beginning November 14, with Jeff Diebold as King Arthur, and Keely Vasquez as the Lady of the Lake. SPAMALOT opened on September 8 to rave reviews, with the original cast members, Jonah D. Winston and Meghan Murphy originally at the helm in the roles of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake. Murphy and Winston will play their final week of SPAMALOT through November 10.     
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by Alan Portner - Nov 6, 2019
Need an evening that stretches your G-rated mind with a fun, supremely entertaining, ninety minute rib-tickling exercise? How about an evening free from national politics? Oddly, it is available in a show about the nation's founders and others. You will enjoy Spamilton, an American Parody literally on the stage at Starlight Theatre's reformatted Cohen Stage through Sunday November 17.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Sierra Repertory Theatre is celebrating 41 years of continued artistic and entertainment excellence in Tuolumne County. The recently announced 2020 Season of plays and musicals has already seen an influx of Season Subscribers rushing to reserve their tickets. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2019
You oughtta know that Jagged Little Pill is officially in preview son Broadway!  The new musical is inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette's seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family - but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.
by Taylor Clemons - Nov 29, 2019
As Chilina Kennedy is preparing to take her final bow as Dina, she takes a moment to discuss the show, it's impact, and what it means to her.
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Indianapolis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019
Dame Julie Andrews sat down with The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday night to talk about her memoir and her storied career. After host James Corden gives Julie a look at how he approached the roles of Maria Von Trapp and Mary Poppins for Crosswalk: The Musical, he asks Julie about her memories of filming 'The Sound of Music' in Austria, and how the local farmers in the Alps were both a headache and a blessing.
by Carolan Trbovich - Nov 18, 2019
And rose they did. When Julie Andrews graced the stage at Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, a welcoming roar and immediate standing ovation was gifted to her by adoring fans of all generations in appreciation of her life's work.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
William Henry Curry, former conductor for the NC Symphony, will be giving a post-show lecture after Burning Coal's performance of Camelot on Sunday, December 15th at 2 pm. Curry is an expert on musical theatre history and will be discussing Camelot's prominent themes as well as the background of Lerner and Lowe's classic musical.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO is announced casting for the 28th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 6-22 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes, thrilling effects and a talented ensemble of both new and returning performers. Broadway star Mark Jacoby returns to Pittsburgh CLO to lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 1, 2019
One Performance Only! This Sunday, November 3, 2019! Long ago but not far away at all, there were many TV Variety Shows, Award Ceremonies, Music Centers and Theatre abounding with live Musical Performances, all with massive budgets; and dancers in this town, Los Angeles, made a darn good living, albeit having to work their asses off to do so, but it was a good and plentiful, fulfilling life. Besides myself, there was a plethora of working, professional dancers who ended up bonding together pretty easily, as a dancer's life is one of a nomad, or gypsy, going from one job to another, but in doing so, finding kindred spirits and lifelong connections. Jay Johnson, husband of one of these dancers and artistically gifted himself, was part of the artistic community, as was his wife, Sandi, and, typical with dancers, became close friends and comrades with other dancers, choreographers, and like-minded performers. As Jay was earning international fame as a ventriloquist, actor and comedian, and starring on the hit TV Series 'Soap,' us dancers were slaving away, happy to be able to make a living doing what we loved. Jay is best known for his role on ' Soap' as Chuck Campbell, a ventriloquist who believed his puppet Bob was real and demanded everyone treat Bob as human.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
MasterVoices, led by Artistic Director Ted Sperling, continues its 2019-20 season on January 10 and 11 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with the New York premiere of Iron & Coal, Jeremy Schonfeld's multimedia rock-opera about his family's experience in the Holocaust and its aftermath. Along with MasterVoices, joining Schonfeld onstage will be distinguished theater artist Rinde Eckert, tenor Daniel Rowan, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and the New York-based contemporary music ensemble, Contemporaneous.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Indianapolis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Long Beach Opera presents a new production of Purcell's King Arthur --- a collaboration with Chicano provocateurs CULTURE CLASH and the authentic sounds of LA 's premiere Baroque orchestra MUSICA ANGELICA -- in January 2020 for only three performances at Long Beach's Beverly O'Neill Theatre. Performances are Sunday January 12, Saturday January 18 and Sunday, January 19.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Long Beach Opera presents a new production of Purcell's King Arthur --- a collaboration with Chicano provocateurs CULTURE CLASH and the authentic sounds of LA 's premiere Baroque orchestra MUSICA ANGELICA -- in January 2020 for only three performances at Long Beach's Beverly O'Neill Theatre.  Performances are Sunday January 12, Saturday January 18 and Sunday, January 19.   
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Indianapolis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Four Phantoms In Concert on January 9, 10, and 11, 2020. An extravagant celebration of the iconic music of Broadway and more, The Four Phantoms brings together four former Phantoms from the Tony Award-winning The Phantom of the Opera for an unforgettable night of entertainment. The Four Phantoms features an extraordinary quartet of performers, including Brent Barrett, John Cudia, Franc D'Ambrosio, and Ciarán Sheehan under the music supervision of two-time Grammy Award-winner David Caddick and music direction of Ryan Shirar.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins the new year with the world premiere Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard Curtis. Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber begins performances Thursday, January 30, 2020, and will continue through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the major sponsor of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm.
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
With poise, charisma and cleverness way beyond his years, 17-year-old NLE Choppa burst onto the scene and immediately grabbed our attention and captured our hearts. In just under a year, Choppa has amassed an astonishing 331 million cumulative views on YouTube and has gained a cult following that transcends age and socioeconomic status.