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Uris Theatre (New York, NY)
222 W. 51st St.

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Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond

Stephen Sondheimís haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-centuryĒ by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, ďSweeney ToddĒ has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You will find yourself laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.



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BWW Review: Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Tackles Racial Identity Issues
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2017

Connoisseurs of American musical theatre wishing to make a point about the genre's ability to dramatize even the most unlikely of subjects often cite examples like Sweeney Todd's vengeful barber on a killing spree or THE PAJAMA GAME's labor/management dispute, but bookwriter/lyricist/composer Kirsten Childs may have topped them all in 2000 when Playwrights Horizons premiered THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

UK Tour of BEAUTIFUL Finds Its Carole King; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce that Bronte Barbe will play 'Carole King' in the UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. (more...)

ZIPPERZ Recording, Featuring Manoel Felciano and Robin Coomer, Out This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the World Premiere Recording of ZIPPERZ in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, August 4. (more...)

CMT San Jose Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, announced its 50th Anniversary season of shows. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hoop, Hoop, Hooray! THE KING AND I Celebrates a Two Show Day, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week THE KING AND I celebrates Saturday at The Kennedy Center, and casts near and far celebrate National Dance Day. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Paradise Theatre Presents Musical Comedy CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

It's the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston's Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. (more...)

Season Highlights, Natascia Diaz, Erin Driscoll and More Set for Signature Theatre's 2017 Open House Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its doors for its annual Open House on Sunday, August 6, for an all-day extravaganza full of live performances and arts events across six different stages. (more...)

Guthrie Cast to Return for NATIVE GARDENS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Good fences make good neighbors...right? Neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute in Karen Zacarias' newest hot-button comedy Native Gardens, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Blank Canvas Theatre Announces Cast of EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre has announced the cast of EQUUS. (more...)


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Sound Theatre Company to Close 2017 Season with Victorian Poem-Inspired GOBLIN MARKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Sound Theatre Company presents GOBLIN MARKET a musical based on the poem by Victorian era poet Christina Rossetti, by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Announces LENNY & STEVE A Tribute Concert 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Olivier Award winner, West End and Broadway star, and director of the Huntington's Merrily We Roll Along, Maria Friedman brings her critically acclaimed solo show Lenny & Steve: The Music of Bernstein & Sondheim to the Huntington for a one-night only concert event on Monday, September 18 at 7:30pm, accompanied by her longtime collaborator, musical director and pianist Jason Carr. This special cabaret will take place at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields and More to Return for Stephen Schwartz's Jazz Era AS YOU LIKE IT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Director Jeff Griffin, announced today that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn will play the role of Jaques in the company's new production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, directed by Doyle, with music by Stephen Schwartz, beginning Wednesday, September 13 as the first production of CSC's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2017 Innovative Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

On Monday, July 24, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2017 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Offer 'Pay What You Can' Performance of Starry AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced a 'Pay What You Can' performance for AS YOU LIKE IT, a comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, on Tuesday, August 8 at 7 pm. (more...)

Cambridge Arts Theatre Announces Spectacular Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Cambridge Arts Theatre's autumn season is now on sale, boasting an exceptional line-up of distinguished dramas, acclaimed post and pre-West End productions, famous faces and one-night events. Catering for all artistic tastes, the autumn season showcases the very best of the West End and beyond. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Joe Gulla, The Skivvies and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, July 26 - August 6, including Bridget Everett, Unitard, Jean Rohe, Bakia Quartet, joe Gulla, Marie-Claire, Thomas John, Olivia Chaney, Shaina Taub, The Dan Band, That's Not Tango, The Skivvies, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Sydney Interview: Michael Ball And Alfie Boe Ahead of Their Australian TOGETHER Concert Tour
by Jade Kops - Jul 25, 2017

BWW Sydney was thrilled to have the opportunity of interviewing two Musical Theatre legends, Michael Ball OBE and Alfie Boe, currently in Sydney promoting their upcoming TOGETHER tour. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 25th, 2017: A WALL APART by Air Supply's Graham Russell Opens at NYMF and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: A WALL APART by Air Supply's Graham Russell opens at NYMF! (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls. (more...)

EVITA's Dee Roscioli to Return to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Broadway actress Dee Roscioli returns to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for one night only in concert on July 31 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Hugh Panaro Will Be Next Demon Barber in SWEENEY TODD; New Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are pleased to announce that Hugh Panaro (as Sweeney Todd) with Jake Boyd (as Anthony), Eryn LeCroy (as Johanna), Michael James Leslie (as Judge Turpin) and John Rapson (as The Beadle) will join the cast. (more...)

Amanda McBroom and Ann Hampton Callaway to Kick Off Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

One word most wonderfully describes this extraordinary evening featuring two of the cabaret world's leading singers and songwriters: Divalicious. Segerstrom Center welcomes music divas Amanda McBroom and Ann Hampton Callaway as they help kick off the 2017-18 Cabaret Series celebrating classics from the Great American Songbook and also entertaining audiences with their own works. Pianist and acclaimed songwriter Michele Brourman accompanies the duo in these stunning nights of song and storytelling, October 5 - 7 in Samueli Theater. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at the Provincetown Inn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz to Star in REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Lauren Taslitz (book/lyrics) and Danny Ursetti (music) are pleased to announce that their new project REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING (formerly titled Things We Think, But Don't Dare Say) will make its debut with a special two-night run as the final installment of this year's "Artists on the Horizon" emerging musical theater artists series at Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company, starring Broadway veterans Anne L. Nathan and Jeff Blumenkrantz. (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD Skips Into the Darkness and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week Sweeney Todd's valuable villains skip off into the darkness, and the NEWSIES are channeling their inner Sasha Velour. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

GREAT COMET's Josh Groban to Headline Benefit for The Broad Stage This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the multiplatinum singer and songwriter Josh Groban, at The Broad Stage's intimate 500-seat venue. The concert will be headlining The Broad Stage's 10th Season Celebration on Thursday, September 14. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE SONGS OF SAM SALMOND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the Songs of Sam Salmond. Join Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer-lyricist, Sam Salmond, and the stars of Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Great Comet, Hello Dolly, and more for a sneak peak of Salmond's exciting up and coming musicals! Laugh, cry, and dance your way through stories of LGBT heroes, Kickass WWII female factory workers, outcasts, monsters and more! (more...)

Florida Theatrical Association to Present Musical Parody JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Florida Theatrical Association presents the brand new musical parody JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING at The Abbey in downtown Orlando August 4 through 14. (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...)

The RISE Playhouse Presents SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's grand homage to the melodramatic Grand Guignol recreations of Victorian England's ¬ďPenny Dreadfuls¬Ē, Sweeney Todd tells the tragic story of a barber seeking revenge at all costs against the men (and the uncaring system) that took his whole world away and left him to rot. (more...)

Joan V√°zquez vuelve a Nueva York con SOMETHING'S COMING - A SONDHEIM TRIBUTE
by Felipe Velasco - Aug 3, 2017

Despues de su exitoso debut en Nueva York el pasado mes de julio, Joan Vazquez va a regresar a la Gran Manzana con su espectaculo unipersonal SOMETHING'S COMING - A SONDHEIM TRIBUTE. Actuara el 6 de septiembre de 2017 a las 21.30h en el renombrado Metropolitan Room de Manhattan. (more...)

JERRY'S GIRLS Adds Special Performance at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Blow the Bugle!  Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director) has added a special performance on Sunday evening, August 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage Aux Folles.  Tickets are now on sale! (more...)

Legendary Career of Hal Prince Hits the Great White Way Tomorrow in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 3, for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Spanish Performer Joan Vazquez Brings His Acclaimed Sondheim Show Back to New York
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

After his succesful New York debut on July 2017 at 54 Below, Spanish performer Joan Vazquez will come back to New York City with 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' at the renowned Metropolitan Room in Manhattan on Wednesday, September 6th at 9.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sexy Sneak Peek at the Cast of Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Signature Theatre will present A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. Sondheim's classically inspired score includes 'A Weekend in the Country', 'Liaisons', and the seminal 'Send in the Clowns.' BroadwayWorld has a sexy sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Next up this summer at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The show runs tonight, August 2, through August 23 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

9 TO 5 Comes to The Encore Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents 9 to 5 The Musical, running August 3rd - August 27.  (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...)

Alan Cumming, Lea Michele, and Darren Criss to Headline 3rd Annual Elsie Fest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Tony Award winning actor and singer Alan Cumming (Cabaret, CBS's The Good Wife), two-time Golden Globe nominated actress and singer Lea Michele (Scream Queens, Glee, Spring Awakening) and Emmy nominated songwriter, musician and actor Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) to headline the third annual Elsie Fest. (more...)

Matt Doyle and More Complete Cast for A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Direct from a sold-out, critically-acclaimed London run, director Alexandra Spencer-Jones's electrifying stage production of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 literary masterpiece, has set its complete cast for its New York Premiere this fall at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: See Jonno Davies in a New Trailer for A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Direct from a sold-out, critically-acclaimed London run, director Alexandra Spencer-Jones's electrifying stage production of ACLOCKWORK ORANGE, based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 literary masterpiece, has set its complete cast for its New York Premiere this fall at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) and released a brand-new trailer. Check it out below! (more...)

The Skivvies, Ryan Raftery, Aline Muniz and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances August 2-13, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Really-Really Theatre Group to Present New Play MUCH BETTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Really-Really Theatre Group presents MUCH BETTER: A NEW PLAY BY ELISABETH FRANKEL, at 12th Avenue Arts (1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) August 18 - September 2, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for FOLLIES at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

1971, New York. There's a party on the stage of the Weissman Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Judy Kaye, Wayne Cilento & More Join Broadhurst Theatre's 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Tony Award winners Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Judy Kaye (The Phantom of the Opera), Wayne Cilento (Wicked), and more, have joined the Broadhurst Theatre's centennial birthday bash at Feinstein's/54 Below Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, at 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm.   (more...)

VIDEO: A Web of Love Affairs in New Trailer for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2017

Signature Theatre will present A Little Night Music, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. A Little Night Music will run from August 15 - October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Check out a new trailer for the show below! (more...)

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