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by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get its NY debut as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Stars to Give Audiences 'Nothin' but a Good Time' in ROCK OF AGES at Drury Lane; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces compete casting for the next show of its 2017-2018 season, the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and directed by Scott Weinstein. (more...)

Kobalt Music Leases New Space in New York's Historic Greenwich Village
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The William Kaufman Organization (WKO) today announced that Kobalt Music, an independent music services company, built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, has signed a lease for 23,000 square feet at 2 Gansevoort Street, a nine-story, landmarked office property in the Meatpacking District. (more...)

BWW Review: GENERATION ME Captivates at New York Musical Festival
by Kristen Morale - Jul 30, 2017

As part of the New York Musical Festival, Generation Me is absolute perfection in its ability to prove how kindness and cruelty are of the same unfortunate hand. How people, so certain in their anger or jealousy, are sometimes so blind to what really matters: what can you do to help me? (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster of a musical comedy, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, coming alive at Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) from Tuesday, August 15and through Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Telly Leung to Lead Casts of ALADDIN, MISS SAIGON in SHOW/SWAP Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Telly Leung and Billy Bustamante will present a special evening SHOW/SWAP - featuring cast members from the casts of Miss Saigon and Aladdin on Broadway - on Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

New York City Opera to Preview LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST at Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

For the third performance in the ongoing Bryant Park Presents New York City Opera series, New York City Opera will present a free preview of its upcoming production of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West on Tuesday, August 22 at 6 p.m. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Interview - Stephen Whitson
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2017

BWW speaks to Stephen Whitson, Associate Director on Hamilton and 42nd Street about bringing You Forgot The Mince to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Throws the City a Summer Street Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The city is invited to a Summer Street Party, 5:00-8:30 PM, Thursday, August 3, 2017, on Rollins Avenue between 42nd Street and 41st Street. Hosted by #ShopRoosevelt, Roosevelt Cultural District, and the Des Moines Community Playhouse's Curtain Crowd, the block party features food trucks, live music, kids activities, and a live visual arts creation. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES: THE MUSICAL, appearing as an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, opens tonight, July 27, at 8 p.m. at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to The Broward Center 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Fort Lauderdale premiere October 10 - 22, 2017 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Centennial Gala to Celebrate Iconic Musicals from SHOW BOAT to HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The American Theatre Wing has announced that it will celebrate 100 years of supporting strong and fearless voices in American Theatre at its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). (more...)

FROM SHIP to SHAPE Makes Its New York Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017


FROM SHIP TO SHAPE Makes New York Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Under the direction of Academy Award and Emmy Award winning producer and director, Milton Justice, actor and award-winning radio personality, Walker Vreeland shares his compelling autobiographical monologue as part of the United Solo Festival. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces Casting for SMART PEOPLE Reading Hosted by Williamstown Theatre Festival, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

WAM Theatre Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven has announced casting for the Fresh Takes Play Reading of Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond, hosted by the Williamstown Theatre Festival on Tuesday, August 1 at 5 pm. Van Ginhoven will direct this reading. Tickets are free but reservations are recommended. The reading will take place at the Clark Art Institute. (more...)

Brandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first new play of Roundabout Underground's expanded 2017-2018 season, the world-premiere production of Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon, and featuring Eboni Flowers (Evelyn Brandon), Hampton Fluker (Tony Carter), Brandon Gill (Bowzie Brandon) and Nneka Okafor (Sally-Mae Carter). (more...)

THE DEUCE, Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debuts on HBO 9/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

THE DEUCE chronicles that moment in time when sex went from being a back-alley, brown-paper-bag commodity to a billion-dollar universal in American life, a moment when ground zero for the earliest pioneers in the flesh trade was the midtown heart of the nation's largest city, New York's Times Square. (more...)

The Best of Bedlam: Prep for PETER PAN at The Duke on 42nd Street!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, BEDLAM will launch their 2017/2018 season with BEDLAM'S production of J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN, directed by Eric Tucker, for a limited 47 performance engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42 street) from Saturday, November 11, 2017, through Saturday, December 23, 2017. BEDLAM'S PETER PAN will open Sunday, November 19, 2017. (more...)

Victoria Theatre Association Reveals $23.5 Million Economic Impact at Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) presented its 2016-2017 Community Report at today's annual meeting, held in the Mathile Theatre at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Review Roundup: Reagle Music Theatre's 42nd STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Broadway stars Rachel York and Rich Allegretto turn up the heat at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, starring in 42nd Street from August 3-13, 2017! 42nd Street closes out the company's 49th summer season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.comby calling 781-891-5600, or at the theatre box office. (more...)

MAD WOMEN IN MY ATTIC! Makes U.S. Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Mad Women in my Attic! The haunting, comedic cabaret show, Mad Women in my Attic! comes to the United Solo Festival on Saturday, October 7th at 4:0 pm. The production played to critical acclaim at the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.  (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Tom Wopat Issues Statement; 'Firmly Denies' Groping Charges
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

In a statement issued to USA TODAY this morning, Wopat denies the charges against him and says he hopes to clear his name. (more...)

Lena Hall Will Release VILLA SATORI Album, Plus Acoustic HEDWIG Album in the Works!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) has a new album in the works- The Villa Satori, with songs from her 2015 show at Feinstein's/54 Below. In the show, Hall was your guide through this brand new musical memoir of her upbringing in the Villa Satori, her psychedelic family home in the heart of San Francisco's Haight Ashbury.  (more...)

Breaking: Anna Camp, Steven Boyer, Matthew James Thomas & More Join Elizabeth McGovern in TIME AND THE CONWAYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the full cast joining Elizabeth McGovern in the new Broadway production of Time and the Conways. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: Breaking Down Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway Invasion; An International Affair
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Aug 7, 2017

For a community dependent on tourists, Broadway does not like outsiders. So it is no surprise that when in 2013 Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), a large theater owner and producing conglomerate in the UK, paid approximately $60 million for a long-term lease on one of Broadway's largest, but most troubled, venues, the industry took notice. (more...)

VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Returns this Wednesday with Stephen Wallem, Lauren Molina and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The summer fun continues this Wednesday night with Stephen Wallem, Lauren Molina, and more -- and it keeps getting funnier with Molly Ranson & Bernard Dotson (Aug 16), Brenda Braxton & Molly Pope (Aug 23), Billy Stritch & Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Aug 30), and dozens other fun folks, as the weekly series continues. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Jill-Christine Wiley to Lead National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

NETworks Presentations announces casting for a brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC as part of a North American tour. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

BWW Review: Reagle Music Theatre's 42nd STREET: The Show Must Go On!
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 7, 2017

In a bizarre and unfortunate case of life imitating art, Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston found itself without its leading man only hours before the curtain going up on their season-ending production of 42nd Street. Producing Artistic Director Robert J. Eagle announced that the understudy would step into the role and the show opened as scheduled. Rich Allegretto, headliner Rachel York, and the stellar company pulled it together to remind everyone what theater is all about. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Elizabeth McGovern in New Trailer for TIME AND THE CONWAYS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Time and the Conways by J. B. Priestley, directed by Tony nominee Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), and starring Oscar, Emmy & Golden Globe nominee Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) is about to return to Broadway for the first time since its premiere in 1938. (more...)

Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price are pleased to announce the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast). Two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say, Anna in the Tropics) will direct the 10-week limited engagement beginning November 12 with performances through January 28 and an official opening night set for November 26. 20TH CENTURY BLUES will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 4th, 2017: CONVICTED Premieres at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 4, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CONVICTED makes its world premiere at the 2017 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival tonight! (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin to Return To The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Stanley Martin has been performing onstage since the age of five and professionally since the age of 10. He is currently ,as well as the original Broadway cast member, in the Hit Broadway musical 'Aladdin'. (more...)

Rumor Buster: Interlakes GYPSY Has In Fact Purchased Rights; The Show Will Go On!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

After receiving a series of emails this morning about a rogue regional production of Gypsy, BroadwayWorld decided to investigate... (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramour's West Hyler's GEORAMA Opens at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, as an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, music and lyrics by co-book writer Matt Schatz, additional music and lyrics plus arrangements by Jack Herrick, musical direction by Jacob Yates, and directed by co-book writer West Hyler. (more...)

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage? (more...)

Social Roundup: Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Yesterday The Muny's production of NEWSIES took over BroadwayWorld on Twitter and Instagram! Spencer Davis Milford gave our readers a behind the scenes look at how the company seized the day in rehearsal day. (more...)

Memorial for Actress Karen Walsh to be Held at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The family, friends and colleagues of actress Karen Walsh will gather on Monday, August 14 at 2PM to celebrate the life of the extraordinary and beloved woman.  Directed by Sam Pinkleton, the event will take place at Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

MAW's Cutting Edge Play Reading Series Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Provocative, relevant, intelligent New York Theatre is coming to Middlebury. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the First Day Rehearsal for Playwrights Horizons THE TREASURER
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will present THE TREASURER, the world premiere of a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season. (more...)

UPDATE: Broadway Veteran Tom Wopat Posts Bail After Arrest for Assault Charge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

According to TMZ, Broadway veteran Tom Wopat, who is currently starring in Reagle Music Theatre's 42nd Street, was just arrested in Waltham, Massachusetts for indecent assault and battery. (more...)

World Premiere of THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Comes to The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm kicks off their 2017-18 season with the World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias (August 25 - September 23) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, this complex collision of satire and dark comedy fearlessly explores rape culture in America and was previously developed as part of The Realm's 2014-15 Writing Fellowship. (more...)

The Muny's NEWSIES Takes Over BroadwayWorld on Twitter and Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that The Muny's production of NEWSIES takes over our Twitter and Instagram today! Spencer Davis Milford will take over our Twitter and Tessa Grady will take over our Instagram. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Scandinavian American Theater Company will present THE BARONESS - Isak Dinesen's Final Affair by Thor Bjorn Krebs (Denmark), running Sept. 6th-24th. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth to Host 2017 Chita Rivera Awards at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Bebe Neuwirth (two-time Tony and Emmy award winner; Chicago, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity,'Cheers,' 'Frasier') will host the Chita Rivera Awards, taking place at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W. 45th Street) on Monday, September 11 at 7:30 pm, it was announced today by Nikki Feirt Atkins, founder and producing artistic director of American Dance Machine of the 21st Century. (more...)

2017 Kelsey Awards to Feature Performances from MISS SAIGON, IN THE HEIGHTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Community theater people and their fans are in for a treat as Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre presents an evening of entertainment and awards on Saturday, Aug. 19, starting at 7 p.m. (more...)

Imagine If Announces Autumn 2017 Theatre and Prison Tour for YOU FORGOT THE MINCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Following its 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe run at the Pleasance Courtyard (7 - 28 August, excl. 21 August), Imagine If's production of Francesca Joy's gritty new play You Forgot the Mince will tour prisons and theatres across England this Autumn.   (more...)

Enjoy Some BROADWAY ON THE BEACH on August 2nd in Grand Bend
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 1, 2017

On Wednesday evening at the beach in Grand Bend, four fantastic Canadian musical theatre performers will be serenading beach-goers with some popular Broadway tunes.The event is pay-what-you-can and is part of the 'Wednesdays Familiar Favourites' concert series. Check out the press release below for more information on the evening and the four performers involved! (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, Starring Jason Graae, to Knock the Ball Out of the Park at Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with Damn Yankees, one of the most enduring Broadway musicals, featuring a score by legendary composers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and a cast that includes a number of veterans of New York City's Broadway stages. (more...)

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