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by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Tickets for the iconic hit musical Saturday Night Fever, which will premiere in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 29 March 2019, are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018
Though the French public is more familiar with Chicago through the Rob Marshall movie of 2002, there has already been a French-language version at the Casino de Paris in 2004, but it actually came from Canada as part of an international tour.  Even before Stage Entertainment took over, that production was so successful that it was extended with a French cast taking over from the Canadians.  After the recent German production, Stage Entertainment could legitimately bring the show back to Paris.  After all, the spirit of Mr. Fosse had already entered the walls of Mogador Theatre since the international tour of Dancin' was transferred in 1981.   
by Carol Kassie - Nov 26, 2018
Multi-talented singer/dancer/actor/choreographer Rome Saladino will celebrate the stylings of Grammy and Juno Award-winner Michael Buble in Feelin' Good - A Tribute to Michael Buble at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on December 20th and return to the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on December 23rd.  (The show was a sell-out when it played at the Boca Black Box in April.)
by Carol Kassie - Nov 19, 2018
Multi-talented singer/dancer/actor/choreographer Rome Saladino will celebrate the stylings of Grammy and Juno Award-winner Michael Buble in Feelin' Good - A Tribute to Michael Buble at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on December 20th and return to the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on December 23rd.  (The show was a sell-out when it played at the Boca Black Box in April.)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2018
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS, airing on ABC on Sunday, November 18, 2018!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC)announced today that prolific rockabilly crooner Chris Isaak will return to Santa Rosa onWednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2019
David Winters, a dancer who appeared on Broadway in the original production of West Side Story, who then turned choreographer, has died on April 23 at age 80. The cause of death was reportedly congestive heart failure, according to The New York Times.
by Broadwaysted - May 31, 2019
The Broadwaysted Crew is 'Brushin' Up Our Shakespeare' on the newest episode with this week's guest, Tony-nominated Choreographer of Kiss Me, Kate (and former Tony winner!) Warren Carlyle!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Transport Group has announced initial casting for Sweet Charity-its musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2019
Carrying the name of one of the great dance icons of the American musical theater, the Chita Rivera Awards celebrate dance and choreographic excellence past, present and future. The mission of the awards is to honor the superb achievements of the nominees, and also to recognize the talent and passion of all theatrical choreographers and dancers. Additionally, through education and scholarships, the awards nurture future generations and preserve notable dance history.
by Jay Irwin - May 10, 2019
'Million Dollar Quartet', that Rock and Roll spectacular, has long held a special place in the hearts of Village Theatre patrons owing to it being one of those shows that made a name on Broadway after having its beginnings in the Village Originals workshops. Well, those prodigal sons (and daughter) have returned to Village's stage and this new cast, while still paying homage to the iconic characters, are definitely putting their own spin on the roles. And it amounts to a rockin' good time!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
After eight seasons presenting its critically acclaimed 'Broadway Under the Stars' musical revues, Transcendence Theatre Company announces the presentation of its first production of a Broadway musical.
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 28, 2019
'Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare,'a new hip hop adventure for young audiences, embarks on a 13-city tour beginning March 11 in Las Vegas and concluding on May 31 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
Transcendence Theatre's "Broadway Under the Stars" is an award-winning series of Broadway-inspired concerts in Sonoma's Wine Country, featuring incredible talent from the New York and Hollywood stages and screen. This year we are kicking off our summer with our first musical, 'A Chorus Line,' that the New York Times has previously called 'Legendary' and 'Tremendous.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
The Confederation Centre of the Arts community is mourning the passing of Joseph Fenwick "Fen" Watkin, O.C.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Today, two-time Grammy nominated DJ and Producer Steve Aoki and global superstars Monsta X release the English version of their collaborative hit “Play it Cool.” On the heels of releasing the Korean version last month, the Aoki-Monsta force keeps fans on their feet with the new English language track. Aoki composed, arranged, and produced this track, marking Steve's fourth K-pop collaboration to date.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon are set to announce the 73rd Annual Tony Award Nominations LIVE on Tuesday, April 30th. The nominations can be viewed LIVE (8:30am ET) on CBS This Morning will be live streamed in their entirety at
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The Main Line Singers will perform their 'Better When I'm Dancin'' Spring Concert with Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP) at 3pm ET at Rosemont Chapel, 1229 East Lancaster Ave, Rosemont, PA on April 28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2019
Singer/Songwriter/Producer Joseph Lorenzo has released a new version of 'Mr. Melody', the 1976 hit by Natalie Cole for St. Patrick's Day. It is also the 100th anniversary of her Dad, Nat King Cole, who was born on March 17, 1919.
by Claudio Erlichman - Mar 15, 2019
Great success of the theatrical season in Rio de Janeiro, the musical 'O Frenetico Dancin'Days' finally arrives in Sao Paulo. The show rescues the mythical aura around the Frenetic Dancing'Days Discotheque, which was a milestone in the Brazilian night, especially the carioca, with only four months of operation, establishing fashion, behavior and celebrating freedom, when the country was in full military dictatorship. Musical by Nelson Motta and Patricia Andrade, directed by Deborah Colker, will open on March 15 at Teatro Opus.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 15, 2019
Anka Palitz, The Actors Fund National Ambassador Vice Chair and founder of the Heart & Soul Gala was honored at the Gala's 10th Anniversary in Palm Beach at The Breakers last night, along with Gillian Murphy, Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and Ethan Stiefel, Principal guest instructor at the American Ballet Theatre. Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer/dancer Bebe Neuwirth hosted The Actors Fund event which featured performances by local Florida dancers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
Smuin concludes its quarter-century celebration with a tribute to founder Michael Smuin and his vibrant works set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, and others.
by Monica Moore - Mar 10, 2019
Leading ladies Megan O'Reilly playing Dorothy Brock and Geena Hutton as Peggy Sawyer are both powerhouses of talent. O'Reilly certainly channels her inner diva, stepping into the role like a hand in a glove. She plays up her 'past her use by date' persona until she sings and dances revealing talent galore and matching her onstage rival, Geena Hutton, step for step, kick for kick and voice for voice. Hutton is superb.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019
The 2019 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or nine) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 69 awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
The '80s are coming back to Winter Garden this summer during Garden Theatre's production of Flashdance the Musical! Directed by Jani Walsh-Weber, Flashdance will take to the Garden stage from July 5 - 28, 2019 with passion, fierce talent, and of course, the iconic rain scene. 
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Following the Mystic Valley Band's recent reunion shows and a cover of his 2013 song “Dominos” on the critically acclaimed Better Oblivion Community Center album (which was the only one non-original OberstBridgers composition), Taylor Hollingsworth's (Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band, Dead Fingers, The Dexateens) new LP Tap Dancin' Daddy is out August 2, 2019 on Flower Moon Records (the LA based label founded by Maria Taylor of Azure Ray). Today Paste premiered 'Devil N Me' the first single to be lifted from the forthcoming release. About the song Paste says, “'Devil N Me' is thematic kin to Florence + The Machine's 'Shake It Off' but shares sound qualities with the latest from Gary Clark Jr.—that's to say, it's pure, hot blues. There's that sludgy guitar, smug harmonica and even what sounds like a washboard breakdown, but there's also weird pedal effects and a synthetic organ. Hollingsworth sings the blues in his gritty, old-school alto, repeating 'I've got the devil in me' until it sounds like he's finally expunged the evil from his insides.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The Green Room 42 brings the fifth show of 'GR42 Sings' back to its stage!
by Abigail Charpentier - Jul 20, 2019
Everyone loves a little nostalgia, especially when it comes to their favorite television shows and movies growing up. For millennials and Gen Z-ers, these probably include a few DCOMs (Disney Channel Original Movie) and series. Several of the stars of these films and TV shows have gone on to further their acting and singing careers on Broadway, and some even got their start on the stage. Below is a list of stars that you may or may not know have a few theatre credits under their belt!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Ford Theatres presents Urban Bush Women: Hair & Other Stories for one performance only, Friday August 30 at 8:00pm at the Ford Theatres.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
Move over Thelma and Louise! The Maine premiere of Honky Tonk Laundry, a boot-scootin', musical jukebox-treat hits all the right notes at the Bangor Opera House from January 31 - February 24.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
Two theatre greats died in December 2018, both with history at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.  Dancer and teacher Blanche Lund died on December 1, 2018, and composer Galt MacDermot died on December 17, 2018. Because of the holidays the theatre did not have a chance to properly mark the passing of these remarkable people. We will do so now.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Miracolo by Jarlath Barsanti-Jacobs and Emilio Solla as part of the 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series on Monday evening January 14, 2019 at 7pm at the Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street, New York, NY. The reading is produced by Harold Heno in association with R.K. Greene, and will be directed by Fred Mann III. It is free but reservations are required: please email name and number of tickets requested to, or use the bright red ticketing box at
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that has served all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry since 1882, today announced that Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer/dancer Bebe Neuwirth will serve as Celebrity Host/Emcee at the 10th anniversary Heart & Soul Gala that will be held on Thursday, March 14, at 7 pm, at The Breakers in Palm Beach.
by Anderson Cavalcante - Jan 27, 2019
O teatro musical vem ganhando espaco na cena carioca nos ultimos anos, com montagens famosas da Broadway como Cabaret (2012), Os Produtores (2018) e A Novica Rebelde, que teve uma montagem em 2008 e uma em 2019. Nesta cena, musicais genuinamente brasileiros tem tambem ganho o gosto popular.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Feb 5, 2019
It is obvious that the dancers in each company, The JA Collective, and The TL Collective are well trained and full of creativity. It takes countless hours of rehearsal to be that tight & in sync.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Bootleg Theater invites you to an evening of Revelry, Gratitude, Art and Love as we celebrate 13 years of creating and supporting the best live performance in Los Angeles. A night filled with food and drinks, special performances, prizes and surprises, with your host John C. Reilly (King of Bacchus 2015).
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 1, 2019
It's hard to believe that it's been over 40 years now since a little revue that started at New York's Manhattan Theatre Club took Broadway by storm. The show was Ain't Misbehavin' and if you didn't know who composer Thomas “Fats” Waller was before, you did after seeing this show. It also made Nell Carter a star and garnered her a television series called Gimme a Break. Besides Carter the cast was comprised of Charlaine Woodard, Armelia McQueen, Andre De Shields, and Ken Page. When the original cast returned for a Broadway revival of the show in the 80's, Nell Carter received star billing even though the show is truly an ensemble piece. Ah, the power of television.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
The elves at Frontier's workshop have been busy wrapping up a special present for Kylie's Sydney fans, with the announcement of a second and final ICC Sydney Theatre concert for Wednesday 6 March. This will be the final show to be added to Kylie's Golden Tour of Australia.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
Still making plans for New Year's Eve? Why not celebrate at CRT's time-traveling dance party! On December 31st, Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown is hosting their 4th Annual community-wide New Year's Eve dance, DANCIN' THRU THE DECADES, sponsored by Bailey Place Insurance.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announced the winners of the 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series: Miracolo by Jarlath Barsanti-Jacobs and Emilio Solla; and Seeing Red by Joey Mazzarino and Aron Accurso.The two musicals will be performed on Monday evening January 14th and Monday evening February 4th respectively. Both performances will be at 7pm at the Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street, New York, NY. Readings are free but reservations are required - please email name and number of tickets requested to, or use the bright red ticketing box at the show websites below.
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Audible today announce the first three national performance dates of “Jazz in the Key of Ellison,” celebrating the musical world of the esteemed African-American novelist, critic and scholar Ralph Ellison and his remarkable collection of jazz recordings.
by Walter McBride - Apr 7, 2019
FX's 'Fosse/Verdon' premieres April 9! In honor of the anticipated new series, BroadwayWorld is flashing back to some of our archive photos of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Check them out below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
The Factory Theater is proud to announce its 27th anniversary season of world premieres at its Rogers Park home. The 2019 - 2020 Season includes Scott OKen's Oh Sh#t! It's Haunted!, September 27 - November 9; Mike Beyer and Kirk Pynchon's Last Night in Karaoke Town, February 14 - March 28, 2020 and Angelina Martinez's The HOA, June 12 - July 25, 2020. The Factory Theater, celebrating five years on Howard Street in Rogers Park, continues the tradition it established at Season One: producing original, impactful, timely work that is important to the company, its ensemble and Chicago. The Factory's core values and unique sense of humor have not changed, and it continues to do what it does best: unabashedly entertain its audience totally and completely. 
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 30, 2019
The 2019 Chita Rivera Awards nominees reception was held yesterday, April 29. BroadwayWorld was there for the big event and you can check out photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off the 2019-2020 season with a bang. For the company's 45th season, Producing Artistic Director Paige Price and Managing Director Emily Zeck are excited to welcome two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth to star in their season opener, the Philadelphia premiere of Adam Bock's raucous, funny and unexpectedly touching A Small Fire. The play is set to run October 18-November 10, with Opening Night on October 23. The company also announced that Sarna Lapine will make her local directing debut. Subscriptions are on sale and start at $48. Single tickets will go on sale August 1. Subscriptions are available at the box office, online at or by phone at 215-985-0420.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Smuin concludes its quarter-century celebration with a tribute to founder Michael Smuin and his vibrant works set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, and others. The Best of Smuin will feature the return of timeless favorites such as the red-hot chair solo "Fever," along with highlights from Dancin' With Gershwin and more. Sharing the bill is the smashing world premiere of "Renaissance" by master dancemaker Amy Seiwert, honoring Michael's legacy as an innovator in ballet, dance, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
The Media Theatre has 'Saturday Night Fever: The Musical' live on stage now through June 9. The show is based on the classic 1977 film that catapulted John Travolta into super-stardom and kept disco alive with huge (and still relevant) hits from The Bee Gees.
by Gary Naylor - Apr 25, 2019
Ain't Misbehavin' crashes through the gloom of Brexity Britain with bangin' tunes and bubbly bantz. Looks good, sounds good and makes you feel good.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Legendary performers and Tony® Award winners Ann Reinking (Dancin,' Sweet Charity, Chicago, 'Annie')and Ben Vereen (Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fosse, Wicked)will host the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards (,taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, off Washington Square Park) on Sunday, May 19 at 7:30pm. Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation ( produces the Chita Rivera Awards in conjunction with Patricia Watt.
by Greer Firestone - Apr 10, 2019
Paula and George Wolkind had a dream, realized last year at the baby grand with the first inductees of the Delaware Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. That first show was a rollicking, jitterbugging sellout.