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Photo Flash: Something New Is Happening in Oz- Meet the New Cast of WICKED on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Broadway blockbuster Wicked just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last week. Jackie Burns makes her long-awaited return to the Gershwin Theatre and the role of Elphaba for the first time since 2013, having recently concluded her starring run in the national tour of If/Then, of which she was also an original Broadway company member. She also played the role of Elphaba on the national tour of Wicked, where her performance received an Irene Award nomination. (more...)

Joshua Carter, Kendra Kassebaum, Douglas Lyons and More Set for New Staging of RAGTIME at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre is creating a rich and evocative new production of Ragtime, a tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century that is a timely story about the immigrants who helped make the United States the diverse and thriving nation it is today. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: It's Her Turn! Get a First Look at Julia Murney in GYPSY at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays now through August 19. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering a Broadway Legend- Barbara Cook
by Walter McBride - Aug 9, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Barbara Cook has passed away at 89. This is an enormous loss for Broadway, the golden age of television and the music world. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Alex Newell Slay Song from ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported today, Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell ('Glee'), Merle Dandridge ('Greenleaf'), and Quentin Earl Darrington (Cats) will join the cast of the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Steven Fales, whose one-man show CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY was a hit at the former Bailiwick Arts Center in 2005, will bring that autobiographical play back to Chicago along with staged workshop readings of two new pieces that detail an earlier period and a later period of Fales' life. (more...)

Official Casting Announced for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams announced the official cast for the pre-Broadway tour and Broadway premiere of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. As previously announced, the musical begins previews on Broadway on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street), with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 15, 2018. Broadway tickets are now on sale via or by calling 877-250-2929. (more...)

2Scoops and Broadway's Allison Guinn to Play Joe's Pub, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The rumors are true. 2Scoops: The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group have broken up...again. Although they are not on speaking terms, and embroiled in a vicious legal battle, they will perform as planned because the court has ruled that they are LEGALLY OBLIG8TED. (more...)

X Factor Duo Set to Star in Musical Comedy with Slight Political Edge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Stevi Ritchie is set to make his musical debut alongside Stacey Franks (McClean) in Musical Comedy The Sword And The Dope at Waterloo East Theatre this September. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (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 (more...)

Broadway In Chicago presents ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and ON YOUR FEET! are delighted to announce that the hit Broadway musical, ON YOUR FEET!, will dance its way back to Chicago where it originated its Pre-Broadway engagement the summer of 2015. Based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, ON YOUR FEET! will play Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited three-week engagement (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Jerry Mitchell
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Ignites the Stage with BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

The international smash-hit musical Billy Elliot The Musical makes its Colorado mountain premiere courtesy of Breckenridge Backstage Theatre performing at the Riverwalk Center August 25 - September 3, 2017. Billy Elliot follows a boy as he trades in his boxing gloves for dancing shoes. In an unforgettable story set in a small mining town in Northeast England, a dance teacher finds a diamond in the rough when she discovers Billy - a young boy with a passion for dance who inspires the whole community. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Being Big, Groundbreaking and Beautiful in Israel
by Ronit Suzan - Aug 6, 2017

The highly anticipated hit musical of the Israeli summer Hairspray finally premiered and revealed a most professional and joyous production that was definitely worth waiting for. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
by John Lariviere - Aug 5, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a successful two-week run in Miami in 2014, returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a limited engagement November 28 - December 3, 2017. Single tickets will go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10 AM. (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Return to GREY'S ANATOMY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

TV Line is reporting that Matthew Morrison will be returning to his role as the abusive husband Paul Stadler on 'Grey's Anatomy'. According to the actor, his character will play a 'big role' in the upcoming 14th season of the medical drama. The new season is slated to air September 28th. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Swing to Gershwin Alongside Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS jazz up the Los Angeles County Arboretum stage with an evening devoted to one of America's most beloved musical icons for Gershwin & Friends on Saturday, August 19th. No one is better equipped to honor the Jazz-Age stylings of Gershwin than Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein, who got his start as Ira Gershwin's archivist. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman & More Rehearse for Cape Playhouse's GYPSY!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 4, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays August 8-19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

ON YOUR FEET Comes to Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America announce that tickets are now available to the general public for the Orlando engagement of On Your Feet! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical, part of the 2017 - 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. The hit musical will conga its way to the art center's Walt Disney Theater from Tuesday, October 17 - Sunday, October 22, 2017. (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...)

FUN HOME Tickets Now On Sale for Boston Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will go on sale to the public on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Fun Home will play a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House October 17-29, 2017 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the 60s! Inside Rehearsals for HAIRSPRAY Ahead of UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Rehearsal images for smash-hit musical Hairspray have been released today ahead of the UK tour which kicks off in Cardiff at Wales Millennium Centre on 16th August 2017. This major UK tour will visit more than 30 venues across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland until early summer 2018. (more...)

Alyse Alan Louis to Star in TEETH in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Alyse Alan Louis in TEETH in concert by Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs on Sunday, September 17 at 9:30pm. (more...)

GAME OF GANGSTERS Interactive Mystery Event Coming to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

For the 2017 Season, Way Off Broadway's producers announced a full Marquee Mysteries Series, which kicked off in March with Murder by Marriage. The third mystery in the series will be the upcoming Game of Gangster, on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Renee Elise Goldsberry Adam Jacobs & More to Lend Voices for Nickelodeon's SUNNY DAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

BWW has confirmed that Tony Award winners Sutton Foster (ANYTHING GOES, VIOLET, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE) and Renee Elise Goldsberry (HAMILTON) will lend their voice talents to Nickelodeon's new animated pre-school series SUNNY DAY. (more...)

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Star Brynn O'Malley & SNL's Bobby Moynihan Welcome Baby Girl
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Broadway alum Brynn O'Malley and her husband, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Bobby Moynihan have welcomed their first child, a baby girl! Moynihan confirmed the news to ET's during the summer Television Critics Association CBS press tour (more...)

TUTS Welcomes Dan Knechtges as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the appointment of Tony-nominated director and choreographer, Dan Knechtges, as TUTS new Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Previews: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 14, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies will make its premiere at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, November 7 - 19, 2017 as part of a North American Tour. The new touring production will reflect an extensive re-working of the material by an Australian creative team for the original Australian premiere in 2011. (more...)

VIDEO: Jackie Hoffman Makes a Compelling Offer to Her Fellow Emmy Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

In an all-new video, FEUD star Jackie Hoffman calls the other Emmy-nominated actresses in her category to make a compelling offer! The actress can currently be seen starring in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway. (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

Teen Choice Awards Nominee FIYM's Song 'Compass' to be Featured in New Film REACH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Hollywood Records artists (FIYM) Forever In Your Mind's single, 'Compass,' from their hit 2016 self-titled debut EP 'FIYM,' will be featured in the high school dramedy REACH (more...)

Will You Win a Golden Ticket? Digital Lottery Launches Today for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a digital lottery on Friday, August 11, 2017, making a limited number of $40 tickets available for all performances. (more...)

BWW Interview: Trevor Michael Schmidt Seizes the Day in NEWSIES at MTWichita
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 11, 2017

Recent graduate of Florida State University's Musical Theatre program, Trevor Michael Schmidt is currently seizing the day in Music Theatre Wichita's production of 'Newsies' as 'Crutchie' the sickly boy with a big heart. Schmidt has been a company member in MTWichita's whole summer season and is wrapping up his stay in Kansas by telling the Newsboy strike of 1899. (more...)

You're Invited to an Unforgettable Wedding in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

It's like 'Modern Family' meets wedding party drama when Saugatuck Center for the Arts' Mason Street Warehouse (MSW) theatre company presents It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy about an unforgettable wedding day with a game-changing plot twist. (more...)

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Will Grace Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The tour cast of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will start off their fall and winter performances in Anchorage at the Atwood Concert Hall from October 24-29. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Set To 'Raise You Up' at Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017 reports that the national tour of KINKY BOOTS will perform at the Robinson Performance Hall in downtown Little Rock from October 13-15. (more...)

Disney's Garrett Clayton to Reprise Role in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Theatre Under The STars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Disney star, Garrett Clayton, will reprise his role in the Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT. (more...)

CRADLE TWO GRAVE, About Twin Sisters Grappling with Mental Illness, to Close Corkscrew Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents the world premiere of Cradle Two Grave, written and directed by Morgaine Gooding-Silverwood. (more...)

2017-18 THEATER SEASON: Philadelphia Area and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2017

90 minuets from Broadway takes you to some of the best theater entertainment in the Delaware Valley. Whether its in the bustling city of Philly, one of its neighboring suburbs... or a short drive across the bridge to South Jersey. Support your local Theaters in your towns. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jim Johnson of A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Rich Mehrenberg - Aug 10, 2017

Audiences will be amazed that our little community theatre has been so successful in presenting a polished, beautiful, and mature work of ART (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Eichner Reacts to Patti LuPone Calling Madonna a 'Movie Killer'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, comedian Billy Eichner tells a caller how he felt when Patti LuPone called Madonna a 'movie killer' when she was a guest on the the Bravo show.   (more...)

by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

CMT pays homage to the life and legacy of music icon Glen Campbell in a 30-minute special, CMT REMEMBERS GLEN CAMPBELL premiering tonight, Thursday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT (encores Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT). (more...)

What is the Everlasting Lesson the Charlies of the Chocolate Factory Learned From Christian Borle?
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 10, 2017

The three Charlies have the amazing opportunity to work with the candy man himself, Christian Borle. Ryan Foust mentioned that they got to learn some acting and comedy tips from Borle. (more...)

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Names New Musical Theatre Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts announced last week that Joe Kemper has been named the theatre department's new Musical Theatre Director. He assumes his new role in mid-August.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Julia Murney and More for GYPSY at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The fifth production of the Cape Playhouse season arrives as Gypsy takes the stage, the second musical in the historic theatre's 91st season. Starring Julia Murney, Caroline Bowman, James Lloyd Reynolds, Tess Soltau and Garett Hawe, and directed by Michael Rader, Gypsy plays August 8-19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (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...)

Minneapolis Run of the Broadway Musical FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets Go On Sale 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust will present FINDING NEVERLAND,'s Audience Choice Award Winner for Best Musical, as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Oct. 31-Nov. 5 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, FINDING NEVERLAND follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up - one of the most beloved stories of all time. (more...)

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