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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the full cast for West Side Story, the sweeping musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in the turbulent streets of New York City, where a star-crossed love blossoms between rival gangs. William Branner (National Tour: Bat Out Of Hell, Off-Broadway: Kragtar: An American Monster Musical) joins the cast to star as Tony, replacing the previously announced CJ Eldred.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Grab your straw boaters and put on a smile because the New London Barn Playhouse is back again for its 87th Summer Season! Building off the successes of 2018 Summer Season, which broke attendance records and earned the 2018 New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Professional Musical Production (42nd Street). This past year brought 23 nominations for New Hampshire Theater Awards. The Barn celebrates 8 awards and 19 'top three' finishes in recognition of its 2018 season. The Box Office is now open, so come on by to pick up your tickets, greet the company, and grab a t-shirt!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 - September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Musical theater students from 21 local high schools are getting exciting news: they'll receive an 'Applause Award' from the Dr. Phillips Center for their performance this year … and they may be selected to represent Central Florida in a national musical theater competition in New York this June.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
A Red Orchid Theatre announces the addition of eight new members to the Artistic Ensemble: Karen Aldridge, Myron Elliott-Cisneros, Levi Holloway, Travis A. Knight, Jess McLeod, Sadieh Rifai, Grant Sabin, and Steve Schine. A Red Orchid also welcomes two Resident Stage Managers Stephanie Heller and Christa van Baale.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
SMTC is excited to announce complete casting for its upcoming production of the classic musical, The Pajama Game. Local Valley news and weatherman Cory McCloskey leads the cast as Sid Sorokin, the new supervisor at a Cedar Rapids pajama factory in the throes of a labor dispute...who falls in love with the head of the union's grievance committee! Performances will take place at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look in rehearsals for The 5th Avenue Theatre's West Side Story, the sweeping musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in the turbulent streets of New York City, where a star-crossed love blossoms between rival gangs. 
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
JOHN MILLER - the singer, bassist and Broadway Music Coordinator - will release a special 10th Anniversary Edition of his acclaimed album Stage Door Johnny: John Miller - Takes on Broadway on June 21, 2019. Stage Door Johnny is a witty and unconventional interpretation of a dozen familiar Broadway songs, filtered through Miller's understated performance style that evokes such diverse artists as James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Kenny Rankin. Stage Door Johnny will be available on all digital and streaming platforms.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will host a symposium entitled 'Choreography in Collaboration' on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM at SDC, 321 West 44th Street, Suite 804.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
A panel of nationally recognized judges- include casting director Michael Donovan, producer, director, and choreographer Andy Ferrara, and Broadway actress and musical theater professor Tory Ross Roman-announced the 2019 winners of The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors held last night at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
SMTC is excited to announce long time Valley news and weatherman Cory McCloskey will lead the cast of SMTC's The Pajama Game as Sid Sorokin, the new supervisor at a Cedar Rapids pajama factory in the throes of a labor dispute...who falls in love with the head of the union's grievance committee! Performances will take place at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day has died at age 97, according to AP. Her death was confirmed by her foundation, The Doris Day Animal Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2019
Theater, film and television actor Jennifer Cody, will be the m.c. of the 29th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards June 3, at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, this year's hosting theater.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
The Gift Theatre announces casting for its Chicago premiere of Hansol Jung's WOLF PLAY, a messy, funny, and disturbing theatrical experience grappling with a wolf, a puppet, and a very prickly problem: What is a family? What do we need from them, today? Is it very different from the things humans have needed from families before?
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces casting for the first production of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Mamma Mia!," the Tony Award-nominated musical based on the songs of ABBA.  The cast includes Broadway actors Jessica Hendy (Broadway's "Cats," "Aida"), Jennifer Cody (Broadway's "Shrek", "Urinetown" & CRT's "Noises Off"), Lauren Blackman (Broadway's "Anastasia"),  and Bradley Dean (Braodway's "The Last Ship", "Dear Evan Hansen"). As previously announced, Terrence Mann will direct with choreography by Mary Ann Lamb and Jessica Walker. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113.
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon presents its first 2019 production, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical FIORELLO! Based on the life of New York City's legendary mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, FIORELLO! features lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock (SHE LOVES ME, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and a book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott (THE PAJAMA GAME, DAMN YANKEES).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara. Get a first look at photos of Kelli along with co-stars Will Chase, Corbin Bleu, and more below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
The Drama League has named honorees of this year's special recognitions at the 85th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019
STOMPING GROUND THEATRE COMPANY, a non-profit theatre company in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, announces its production of NEXT FALL, a play by Geoffrey Nauffts, directed by Scott Koonce.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
A school board in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania voted unanimously this week to give Superintendent Todd Kline authority to review theatrical content before it is performed for audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Scottsdale Musical Theater Company - one of the biggest producers of musicals in the Valley - is pleased to announce its slate of shows for 2019-2020!
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2019
On today's episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan,' Corbin Bleu stopped by to talk about starring in the Roundabout production of 'Kiss Me, Kate' on Broadway.  Bleu discusses the dance-heavy show, and how one number was even turned into a tap number for him!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Random Access Theatre opened its 2019 season with the World Premiere of the critically acclaimed play Miranda from Stormville by Adam Bertocci. The production, a modern retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest, is currently running through March 24 at the IRT Theater in the West Village.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
Jamie Wilson, Mark Goucher, Gavin Kalin and Kevin McCollum will present the spectacular new Made at Curve production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at London's Dominion Theatre from Friday 15 November 2019 Saturday 4 January 2020, with a press night on Monday 25 November 2019. Tickets on sale Monday 25 March 2019 at 10.00am.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2019
Last night's opening night of Kiss Me, Kate at Studio 54 was too darn hot, and we got a sneak peek at all of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans thanks to cast member Sarah Meahl's Instagram Story takeover! So if you missed all the fun (or just want to relive it all again), we've collected posts from throughout the day to give you a glimpse at what it's like to open a Broadway show. Check out all of the Wunderbar footage below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the full cast and creative team for Moon's next production, the 8-Time Tony Award-nominated musical 110 IN THE SHADE. Based N. Richard Nash's acclaimed 1954 play THE RAINMAKER (the basis for the 1956 film starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn),110 IN THE SHADE features music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones (THE FANTASTICKS), and a book by Nash adapted from his own play.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Random Access Theatre opens its 2019 season with the World Premiere of Miranda from Stormville by Adam Bertocci. The production, a modern retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest, runs March 14 - 24 at the IRT Theater in the West Village. Artistic Director and co-founder, Jennifer Sandella directs.
by Review Roundups - Mar 14, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, opening tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Random Access Theatre opens its 2019 season with the World Premiere of Miranda from Stormville by Adam Bertocci. The production, a modern retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest, runs March 14 - 24 at the IRT Theater in the West Village. Artistic Director and co-founder, Jennifer Sandella directs. Bertocci's previous productions include the highly acclaimed, Two Gentlemen of Lebowski (published by Simon & Schuster). Miranda from Stormville is part of IRT's 3B Development Series.
by Linnae Medeiros - Mar 13, 2019
Instagram is about to be too darn hot because Kiss Me, Kate's Sarah Meahl is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story tomorrow, March 14th, for the show's opening night at Studio 54! Make sure to tune in to get a peek behind the scenes at all of the excitement throughout the day. It's going to be Wunderbar!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara. Check out highlights of the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Bullets Over Broadway The Musical, the Tony Award-nominated musical based on Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's screenplay for the hit film Bullets over Broadway. A love letter to the golden age of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway The Musical brings the classic musical comedy back with a bang. Loaded with the songs that made the 1920s roar, this splashy musical features Jazz Age standards including 'Let's Misbehave,' ''Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do,' "Tiger Rag," and 'Up a Lazy River.' In this madcap comedy, a young playwright finally gets his play produced on Broadway, but discovers there's a catch: the mobster putting up the funds wants a vehicle for his ditzy, talent-free girlfriend. Throw in an aging diva, dancing gangsters, and a bevy of beautiful chorus girls, and comedic capers ensue. Under the direction of Milissa Carey and music direction of Louis Lagalante, Bullets Over Broadway The Musical will play February 28- March 17, 2019 (press opening: March 1) with performances 7:30pm Thursdays, 8:00pm Todays & Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays at the Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Rd (I-280 & El Monte Road), Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $36) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon presents its first 2019 production, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical FIORELLO! Based on the life of New York City's legendary mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, FIORELLO! features lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock (SHE LOVES ME, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and a book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott (THE PAJAMA GAME, DAMN YANKEES). 42nd Street Moon's production of FIORELLO! runs from February 27 - March 17, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). The press opening will take place on Saturday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has today announced the principal company for the UK and Ireland tour of the landmark musical THE LION KING which will open in Bristol in September 2019 before moving on to Edinburgh in December 2019. Further cities will be announced in due course.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon has announced the complete array of programming for its upcoming 2019-2020 season.
by Paul Smith - Apr 9, 2019
All That Jazz and more is coming to FX. The highly anticipated miniseries Fosse/Verdon premieres on Tuesday, April 9. With excitement building, BroadwayWorld has compiled a list of the most iconic dances and performances of Fosse's career.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2019
Bold, brash and totally bonkers - but only in the very best of ways to be found in a big Broadway musical - The Producers scores another hit for Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts (where its run ends this weekend), thanks to strong direction by Chris McLaurin and Natalie Quinn and to a cast of actors who are in on all the jokes and are game to do it up right for their audiences. The result is a zany, fast-paced, totally uproarious and completely ridiculous night of theater that pokes fun at everyone while telling the tale of two producers yearning to strike it rich with the worst show ever to play the Great White Way.
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 30, 2019
Over the course of each Broadway season, unexpected and unique storylines inevitably pop up. This morning, with the announcement of the 2019 Tony Award nominations, a number of new narratives have come to life.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors announced today the 2019 nominees who will compete in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019
Totem Pole Playhouse, America's beloved summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park, has announced 58 nominations in 11 categories for the sixth annual Totem Pole Playhouse Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in musical theater production and performance by high school students in the counties surrounding the Playhouse.
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr., and Madison Iseman have signed on to the psychological thriller, I SAW A MAN WITH YELLOW EYES.  Written and directed by Castille Landon, the film will start shooting this week in Tampa and St. Petersburg.
by Fiona Scott - Apr 18, 2019
Alex Parker has been the Musical Director for productions such as Barnum at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the UK Tour of Wonderland. His latest project is a concert version of Carousel at Cadogan Hall. Alex spoke to BroadwayWorld about his career and conducting the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced initial casting for West Side Story, the sweeping tale of young lovers caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in what is one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon announces that accomplished artist/educator Anne Norland will join the Company as Education Director. Ms. Norland will help oversee the transformation of MoonSchool, 42nd Street Moon's wildly successful summer camp program, into a year-round performing arts conservatory.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! First, we'd like to wish a happy opening to Burn This, which officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 16!
by Michael Quintos - Apr 15, 2019
If you were fortunate enough to be one of the many who caught the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN during its Southern California stops at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre or, more recently, at O.C.'s Segerstrom Center of the Arts this past January, then you, no doubt, would remember Broadway veteran Aaron Lazar, the handsome and very talented man tasked with the role of Larry Murphy, the distant but distraught father to a suicidal teenager. The role has earned him much-deserved universal praise, not only for such a thoughtful, searing acting performance but also for his obvious singing prowess. Those powerful pipes were on full display this past weekend, where Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center once again played host to Lazar, this time for a splendid solo cabaret set entitled BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD that entertained audiences for three nightly performances, April 11-13.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 10, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors), currently celebrating its 26th Anniversary in continuous operation, has announced that the Company's fun-filled fundraising cabaret concert, BROADWAY FLIPPED, will return in an all-new edition on Sunday, May 12 and Monday, May 13 (both at 7:30 p.m.), at the Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Today The Cape Playhouse announced principal casting for the theatre's historic 93rd season, which includes an impressive list of Broadway and television stars.