by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Central Piedmont Community College Theatre announces individual tickets are now on sale for its upcoming season. The troupe is bringing an incredible lineup of quality shows at prices the entire family can enjoy. Tickets are available for $19 and $22, with tickets for children under the age of 15 available for $10. Tickets for all Central Piedmont students are free at the box office. In addition, parking is free for all shows.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Tony® Award-nominated singer and performer RAMIN KARIMLOO today announces the release of his second full-length album, From Now On, available August 2nd from Sony Masterworks Broadway. Available for preorder now, the 12-song collection places the consummate showman behind the mic for a series of musical theater and film covers that illuminate the range of his instantly recognizable voice. Making its debut alongside today's preorder is a new cover of Dear Evan Hansen classic 'Waving Through a Window,' giving listeners a taste of what can be expected from the forthcoming full-length - listen here.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 28, 2019
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann begins performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre tonight June 28. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
 11th Hour Theatre Company has announced an exciting 15th Anniversary season. The only company in the city dedicated to producing all musicals has created a line-up of two Next Step Concerts of rarely produced musicals and a Mainstage musical years in the making. The season kicks off with a concert version of William Finn and James Lapine's Falsettos.  Then the company starts 2020 with a bang and a concert of Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice's Chess. In the Spring, 11th Hour tackles a musical it has been hoping to produce for years: John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's sensation Hedwig and the Angry Inch. 11th Hour is also introducing a new series of Musical Theatre Salons for this upcoming season as well, which are exclusive member's only events featuring intimate conversations with some of Philadelphia's most well-known musical theatre talents. Subscriptions are available online at or by phone at 267-987-9865.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Broadway's original Roger in "Rent," Adam Pascal, brings his all-new solo show, "So Far" to Bucks County Playhouse for one night only, Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 pm. Pascal's appearance is part of the Playhouse's Visiting Artists Series.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, November 5-16.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Now in its 9th season, the Gesher Music Festival returns for two weeks in August, offering chamber music with a multi-cultural twist. The Festival runs from August 8-18 with three formal concerts as well as informal opportunities to hear some of the music and meet the musicians.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
The World's Strongest Man Arena Tour will bring the world's oldest sport back where it all began, 119 years after the Royal Albert Hall hosted the first ever weightlifting competition.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
The Shrill Collective continued their 2019 season of original works written by female authors by celebrating the opening weekend of the world premiere of A PERIOD PIECE by Megan Bussiere. This is Shrill's 8th self-produced project since their foundation in March 2017. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal will bring his new solo show, Stories and Songsa??So Far, to The Margaret Lesher Theater at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts on Sunday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Due to technical issues (or spy interference) the Off Broadway premiere of I Spy A Spy, a new (declassified) musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Jamie Jackson and book & music by SoHee Youn, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Desperate Measures) with musical direction by Dan Pardo (Amazing Grace) will now begin its limited engagement (through September 21) at The Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Saturday, July 6th at 8pm. The show will have its official opening on Thursday, July 18th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
As they prepare for their brand new Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 show Lovely Girls, The Hiccup Project's Chess and Cristina share pictures of their last rehearsals before hitting the Scottish capital for the month.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Blackfriars Theatre is proud to be celebrating its 70th year of artistry in downtown Rochester as it kicks off the next chapter of professionally-minded, artistically-ambitious local theatre-making! To commemorate this milestone, the theatre has planned a Party in the Parking Lot bash to take place on Saturday, August 17th from 5 p.m. a?" 8 p.m. This FREE, family-friendly community event will include food from Rob's Kebabs, Donna Daddy's, Waffles R Wild, and Taste The ROC. An outdoor bar will be provided by The Penthouse at One East Avenue, in addition to live music, lawn games, prizes, a vendor bazaar featuring the work of local artists, children's activities, backstage tours, and much more.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
The whole world is getting hip to Bobby Rush.  After decades of tearing up the chitlin' circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy Award for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What's more, Bobby's brand-new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers), due out August 16, 2019, promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
The following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on CNBC's “Squawk Box” (M-F 6AM – 9AM) today, Wednesday, July 24th. The following is a link to video of the interview on 
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 22, 2019
Theatre royalty Lea Salonga concluded her tour with a spectacular last night at the London Palladium. The crowds who gathered to catch a glimpse of the prowess of her voice were treated to 17 pieces that included crowd-pleasers as well as stunning arrangements of beloved songs.
by Roy Berko - Jul 22, 2019
Most musicals follow the tried and true pattern of being written in a format that it is expected to be examined and redone through a series of readings, rewrites, staged readings, rewrites, previews, more rewrites, and, if lucky, a full-staged production. As the process continues the script and score are improved to attempt to ensure that they are well-integrated.
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 842 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. The 2019 class is 50% women, 29% people of color, and represents 59 countries. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2019.
by Matthew Blank - Jul 16, 2019
Maria-Christina Oliveras takes us through her involvement with the world premiere musical KISS MY AZTEC!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
The whole world is getting hip to Bobby Rush.  After decades of tearing up the chitlin' circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy Award for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What's more, Bobby's brand-new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers), due out August 16, 2019, promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Tony Award nominee and original Rent star Adam Pascal is set to bring his new show "So Far…" to The Purple Room in Palm Springs (September 7), Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood (September 11), and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego (September 12), it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Producer Colin Ingram (Ghost - The Musical) and the creators of the film Back To The Future, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, have announced the casting of 'George McFly', 'Lorraine Baines' and 'Goldie Wilson' in the world premiere of BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical, which will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season, finishing on 17 May, prior to transferring to the West End. Hugh Coles will play 'George', Rosanna Hyland 'Lorraine' and Cedric Neal 'Goldie'. They will be joining the previously announced Olly Dobson as 'Marty McFly'.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
CPSTL presents their twelfth season of unique chamber music concerts beginning September 7 at the 560 Music Center. The overarching theme of Season 12 is inspired by local geography: the confluence of two mighty rivers. The blending of two sources to create something new inspires a creative mix music and ideas. From tried and true classics to music that's never been heard before, the dynamic programs for next season are sure to please. Each concert is a unique experience brought to you by some of the best musicians in the region.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Fraser Entertainment Group's AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY will be back at LA's Rockwell Table and Stage with another new cast of performers. The celebration of the Broadway Songbook will take place on Sunday, July 21st at 8PM (doors open at 6:30).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2019
The Shrill Collective continues their 2019 season of original works by female authors with the world premiere of A PERIOD PIECE by Megan Bussiere.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Tony Award-nominated actor and musician Adam Pascal will present a national "pop up" tour of his new show "So Far" starting this week.
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 Mary Lincer - Jul 1, 2019
Children will thoroughly enjoy the vivid physicality of Alvin Chan's hour long adaptation of The Ballad of Mu Lan, onstage at Bethesda's Imagination Stage through August 11. Chan's use of the stylized movement Jingju (Beijing Opera) suits both the 1500 year old Chinese tale and the requisites of children's theatre: the style is broad and active yet simple to read. Chan's script in up to date English completes a package which also includes gorgeous scenery and props by Joseph D. Dodd, sensational cinematic, animated videos by Chesley Cannon, and colorful costumes, also by Chan.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Two men in a police station in suburban France: a police officer and a young man suspected of wanting to join a terrorist group. One defends the many opportunities given by our society, the other represents a youth lost to disillusionment. Thus begins a tense interrogation, a game of chess, with each opponent trying to throw the other one off their tracks. Their visions of the Western world confront each other, clash ... who will convert whom?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
CELEBRATION presents, as part of its Celebrating New Works reading series, Still At Riskby Tim Pinckney, directed by Brad Griffith and performing one night only on Tuesday, August 20th at 7:30pm at The West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd in West Hollywood. 
by TV Scoop - Aug 7, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on New Episodes of BACHELOR IN PARADISE, airing on ABC on Monday, August 12, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2019
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life on stage each night in The Lion King. The Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world of glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the story of Simba and his epic journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Aug 30, 2019
There aren't many plays for pre-schoolers that boast the right pace and sustain their attention, Children's Theatre's new adaptation of A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE hits the sweet spot, quietly modeling friendship and kindness.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2019
Adam Pascal recently brought his new solo show, So Far, to The Green Room 42.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents a one-night only experience with sensational Broadway host Seth Rudetsky a?" he will be leading a masterclass with 10 local artists with opportunity to view the class as an audience member, followed by 2 performances of his one-man show Deconstructing Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of the hit ABBA musical Mamma Mia!
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2019
& Juliet the joyous new musical that imagines Juliet's famous ending as just her beginning soars with the music of Max Martin, the acclaimed song-writer of some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Snowlion Repertory Company, whose mission is to create, develop, and present new theater works of cultural, ethical, and spiritual value, announces the world premiere production of the new multimedia play Omniphobia running October 4 through 13 at Portland Ballet Studio Theater in Portland.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
48 million Americans have tried online dating. #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment is the outrageous, true story of one. Robyn Lynne Norris (the show's creator and writer) is unlucky in love but determined to understand it better, so she logs on to the world's most popular dating site: OKCupid. Creating 38 'undateable' profiles as an interactive scientific investigation into online dating, Robyn unwittingly sets in motion the social experiment of our generation. Part improv, part sketch comedy and entirely hilarious, Robyn makes one conclusive result: there's no algorithm for love.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 16, 2019
Audiences are getting ready to head to Skid Row this fall! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic sci-fi musical Little Shop of Horrors is returning to New York at the Westside Theatre, with previews beginning September 17th and opening night set for October 17th. The production is set to run for a limited engagement through November 24th. To prepare you to go somewhere that's green, we're getting to know the show's cast, including Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Eli a?oePaperboya?? Reed will be appearing at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage (Concord, NH) on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8PM. This performance is part of a larger tour where the Brooklyn-based singer and his rafter-raising, horn-drenched live band set out across the Eastern United States on the heels of their new album a?oe99 Cent Dreamsa??. This show is part of the free William H. Gile Concert Series.
by David Clarke - Aug 12, 2019
Ramin Karimloo's FROM NOW ON is a gorgeous love letter to his a?oebroadgrassa?? music. The album is a collection of 12 songs that are sure to get toes tapping while listeners thrill at hearing Karimloo sing some of the best known hits from the contemporary musical repertoire.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2019
Earlier this year, on April 22, The Phantom of the Opera, reached a milestone that no other Broadway show has even come near. Phantom, the longest-running show in Broadway history, became the first Broadway show EVER to reach #13,000 performances. This is just one of many incredible achievements made by the show since it opened on Broadway over three decades ago.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Cygnet presents the racy political thriller The Virgin Trial, a contemporary re-imagining of the shocking yet widely-forgotten story of Elizabeth I before she became queen. Directed by Rob Lutfy, this U.S. Premiere runs September 11 through October 6, 2019. Opening Night for media is Saturday, September 14 at 8:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), is proud to continue its mission of educating and inspiring young musicians through its Orchestra, Jazz, Chamber Music, Composition, Musical Theater Composition, Apprenticeship Conducting, and First Music commissioning programs. This season includes seven world premieres of new works commissioned through the First Music program, composed for the Orchestra, Jazz, and Chamber Music ensembles. The season also features renowned and up-and-coming soloists including prodigy pianist Harmony Zhu, 2019 Sphinx Competition winner cellist Sterling Elliott, and leading young pianist Michelle Cann in the Carnegie Hall premiere of Florence Price's recently re-discovered Piano Concerto in One Movement with NYYS Orchestra, as well as in-demand drummer Matt Wilson, celebrated saxophonist Steve Wilson, and trombone virtuoso Wycliffe Gordon with NYYS Jazz. The complete NYYS 2019-2020 concert calendar follows at the end of this press release.
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.