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BWW Review: Gorgeous MAMMA MIA! Takes the Chaffin's Barn Stage in High-Flying Style
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 8, 2017

If not for the fact that she is already one on Broadway, it could be said that Rachel Potter's performance in Mamma Mia! - which opened last night at Nashville's historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - was, without doubt or without danger of fulsome exaggeration a "starmaking turn." With a glorious voice and stage presence to spare, Potter's Sophie seized control of the opening night audience from the very first moment she stepped onto the stage, never relinquishing control for one second, even when sharing the stage with the redoubtable Martha Wilkinson, the undisputed queen of musical theatre in Music City. (more...)

THE OLD SETTLER to Launch 46th Season at The Billie Holiday Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Billie Holiday Theatre (The Billie) is launching its 46th Season in the newly-renovated theater with a production of The Old Settler, written by Brooklyn-born playwright John Henry Redwood and directed by Tony Award nominee Michele Shay. (more...)

James Bond to Return to Warner Theatre in GOLDFINGER Screening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

James Bond is Back in Action! The Warner Theatre will show the quintessential James Bond film, GOLDFINGER on our big screen Saturday, October 21 at 8 pm. Tickets are $5. Arrive early and have fun! (more...)

Creative Team And Cast Announced For 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize Winner TRESTLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Papatango today announce the creative team and cast for the world premi re of Stewart Pringle's d but play Trestle. (more...)

New Couples, New Love Stories on Season 5 of TLC's 90 DAY FIANCE, Premiering 10/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Couples spread across the globe begin the tumultuous and challenging journey to the altar in the brand-new season of 90 DAY FIANCE premiering on Sunday, October 8th at 9/8c. (more...)

Linda Eder, Sleeping Beauty, Elvis Show and More Set for THE CENTER's 2017-18 Season in Coral Springs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

THE CENTER, formerly known as the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, is launching a music-packed 2017-18 season next month with an exciting, diverse, audience-wowing array of concerts, shows and events. (more...)

Review Roundup: JOHNNY MANHATTAN at The Meadow Brook Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

An exciting new musical, JOHNNY MANHATTAN is set in a New York City nightclub when places like the Copacabana, The Latin Quarter and El Morcoco were filled with socialites and glamorous showgirls. This is it's world premiere at The Meadow Brook Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

TLC's Hit Show 90 DAY FIANCE Returns 10/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Couples spread across the globe begin the tumultuous and challenging journey to the altar in the brand-new season of 90 DAY FIANCE premiering on Sunday, October 8th at 9/8c. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW - Sep 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Bradley Moore Finds His Theater Home at Music City's Historic Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 2, 2017

Bradley Moore has always had a lot of theatrical projects going on since he settled in Music City a few years back. But ever since Norma Luther became the owner of Nashville's iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre in early 2017 - and he became assistant artistic director - he's only gotten busier. With this summer's first musical hit (Sister Act) to his credit, his resume is growing yet again with the Barn's production of the ABBA megamusical Mamma Mia, which opens next Thursday at the eponymous red barn on Highway 100 in West Nashville. (more...)

Gadabout Theatre Company Presents Nashville Premiere of TREVOR October 11 & 12
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 19, 2017

Our goal to bring unique, left-of-center plays to the Nashville area that have never been performed here before, said Stephanie Houghton, founder of Gadabout Theater Company. Trevor is a truly unique work with a quirky sensibility that's surprisingly touching in places. We hope Nashville theatergoers will Take a Chance on experiencing something they're never seen here before. (more...)

BWW Review: JOHNNY MANHATTAN at Meadow Brook Theatre is a new musical filled with heart and soul headed for Broadway!
by Katie Laban - Sep 15, 2017

Meadow Brook Theatre kicked off their 2017-2018 season with the Broadway preview of Johnny Manhattan, a new musical, that brings audiences back to a nightclub in New York City in 1958 filled with socialites and glamourous showgirls. The musical world premiere is a nightclub owner throwing a party with his close friends as the drinks are poured and secrets are uncovered. (more...)

Relive All The Greatest Hits Of ABBA At Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The world's number one touring ABBA tribute concert comes to Manchester Opera House on Saturday 7th October. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 12: Our Last Summer- Broadway Says Goodbye to MAMMA MIA!
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2017

On this day, we celebrate the Broadway production of the international smash. Mamma Mia!, which ended its run on this day 5,773 performances. (more...)

Beef & Boards Announces 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

It's a season of excitement at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, as it celebrates its 45th Anniversary in 2018 with four new shows to its stage. (more...)

Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

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

Photo FLASH: MAMMA MIA at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Mamma Mia!, running September 15 - October 15, 2017 in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse, is one of the top 10 longest-running Broadway musicals.  (more...)

BWW Review: Simon Says, Mason Directs A Sterling CHAPTER TWO
by Herbert Paine - Oct 9, 2017

The essence of Neil Simon's CHAPTER TWO is finding full and glowing expression in Arizona Theatre Company's opening production of its 51st Season. The show is directed by the marvelous Marsha Mason and features stellar performances by David Mason, Blair Baker, Ben Huber, and Diana Pappas. (more...)

New Couples, New Love Stories on Season 5 of TLC's 90 DAY FIANCE, Premiering 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2017

Couples spread across the globe begin the tumultuous and challenging journey to the altar in the brand-new season of 90 DAY FIANCE premiering on Sunday, October 8th at 9/8c. (more...)

Gadabout Theatre Company Presents Nashville Premiere of TREVOR Today & 12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Our goal to bring unique, left-of-center plays to the Nashville area that have never been performed here before, said Stephanie Houghton, founder of Gadabout Theater Company. Trevor is a truly unique work with a quirky sensibility that's surprisingly touching in places. We hope Nashville theatergoers will Take a Chance on experiencing something they're never seen here before. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Bleach
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 28, 2017

BWW speaks to Exist Theatre about their 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Bleach. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/7 - BEAUTIFUL, LION KING, DISASTER, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTIFUL, THE LION KING, DISASTER, MY FAIR LADY, and more! (more...)

ENP Publishes The Next Neon Game: World Blackjack Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA! since its Broadway debut in 2001, after which it ran for a staggering 5,758 performances. Pittsburgh CLO will produce this international sensation for the first time, now - August 6 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Panilla Ice Ice Baby
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 3, 2017

BWW speaks to Panilla Ice Ice Baby about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 28th, 2017: Take a Chance on MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 28, 2017

Good morning and happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MAMMA MIA! kicks off at Hollywood Bowl today! (more...)

Work of Heart Productions to Bring LITTLE WOMEN to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A Work of Heart Productions (WHP) is proud to bring Jason Howland, Midi Dickstein and Allan Knee's Broadway musical, Little Women to Feinstein's/54 Below on Saturday, September 9th at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Altria Theater
by Jeremy Bustin - Jul 26, 2017

For two nights only, the 'Farewell Tour' of MAMMA MIA brings the beloved jukebox musical back to Richmond. The Altria Theater is the second to last stop on the 10-month 'final' American tour for this crowd-pleasing production. (more...)

Sydney Fringe Comedy Announces 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The team behind the Sydney Comedy Festival will present the seventh annual Sydney Fringe Comedy program from Tuesday 29th August to Sunday 1st October 2017. A one-month celebration of the very best new comedy, Sydney Fringe Comedy will feature an incredible line up of the most promising emerging comedic talent, alongside established performers presenting exclusively new, original material. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Dances Into The Gateway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Save the date for the biggest, most famous pop musical of all time that will take you on a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! (more...)

Sydney Fringe Comedy Announces 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The team behind the Sydney Comedy Festival will present the seventh annual Sydney Fringe Comedy program from Tuesday 29th August to Sunday 1st October 2017. A one-month celebration of the very best new comedy, Sydney Fringe Comedy will feature an incredible line up of the most promising emerging comedic talent, alongside established performers presenting exclusively new, original material. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Gráinne Maguire
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to Grainne Maguire about bringing Grainne With A Fada to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Jim Parsons Narrates Discovery's Medical Documentary FIRST IN HUMAN, 8/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Narrated and executive produced by Emmy,(R) Golden Globe(R), and Critics Choice(R) winning actor Jim Parsons ('The Big Bang Theory,' 'Hidden Figures,') FIRST IN HUMAN is a three-part, six-hour medical documentary series taking viewers inside the crucial beginning phase of scientific research. T (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Will Make its Pittsburgh CLO Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA! since its Broadway debut in 2001, after which it ran for a staggering 5,758 performances. Now, Pittsburgh CLO will produce this international sensation for the first time, July 28 - August 6 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

BWW Review: Have the Time of Your Life at Wolf Trap with MAMMA MIA!
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jul 19, 2017

If you are in need of a pick-me-up or a fun night out, pack a picnic and head to Wolf Trap for a trip down the aisle you'll never forget. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: Gambling on a Summer Read
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

All in. Maybe the gambling theme initially drew me to Swimming with Bridgeport Girls by Anthony Tambakis (recently published by Simon & Schuster), which Jonathan Tropper called 'a sad, smart, funny-as-hell novel with a broken heart that beats powerfully between the lines of every page....' But I stayed because it's irresistible, the perfect bookend (exacta?) to pair with another recent favorite, Jonathan Lethem's A Gambler's Anatomy.   (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

The Grove Theatre to 'Take A Chance' on The ABBA Show on 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

=Marie-Claire Follett was a teenager in London looking for a singing job when she auditioned for a spot in an ABBA tribute band. (more...)

SunDoc Filings Announces Winners of Its 2017 Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

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Tickets on Sale Now for MAMMA MIA! at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Tickets for the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! are now on sale through the OCP box office. The production will run September 15 - October 15, 2017 in OCP's Hawks Mainstage Theatre. (more...)

ENP Publishes The Next Neon Game: World Blackjack Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

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Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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

SecondStory Rep Announces Season 19 Mainstage and Theater for Young Audiences Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

SecondStory Rep Announces Season 19 Mainstage and Theater for Young Audiences Series (more...)

New Comedy About WAR OF THE WORLDS Broadcast to Open at River Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

If you heard today on CNN that Martians were invading a small town in New Jersey, would you believe it? Seventy-eight years ago, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre theatrical group made such a broadcast on CBS radio on Halloween Eve 1938. Welles took H.G. Wells' epic novel "The War of The Worlds" and made the story feel like a real news broadcast. The hoax created panic and fear in many towns around the nation as millions believed that Martians had invaded America. (more...)

Florida Rep Opens Their 20th Season with Romantic Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of its 20th anniversary season with 'Outside Mullingar,' a delightful romantic comedy by John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Winning author of 'Doubt' and 'Moonstruck.' (more...)

New Comedy About WAR OF THE WORLDS Broadcast to Open at River Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

If you heard today on CNN that Martians were invading a small town in New Jersey, would you believe it? Seventy-eight years ago, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre theatrical group made such a broadcast on CBS radio on Halloween Eve 1938. Welles took H.G. Wells' epic novel "The War of The Worlds" and made the story feel like a real news broadcast. The hoax created panic and fear in many towns around the nation as millions believed that Martians had invaded America. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 8/20/2017
by BWW - Aug 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/20/2017 for Boston (more...)

Jim Parsons Narrates Discovery's Medical Documentary FIRST IN HUMAN, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Narrated and executive produced by Emmy,(R) Golden Globe(R), and Critics Choice(R) winning actor Jim Parsons ('The Big Bang Theory,' 'Hidden Figures,') FIRST IN HUMAN is a three-part, six-hour medical documentary series taking viewers inside the crucial beginning phase of scientific research. T (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Has a Grand Farewell at the FOX This Weekend
by Chris Gibson - Aug 1, 2017

MAMMA MIA! officially ended it's farewell tour this past weekend, and it was interesting to see the audience reaction to a show I've seen at least six times. But, I'm a critic. The appeal is obvious really, it's a simple story (book by Catherine Johnson) that allows you to enjoy the undeniably catchy Swedish pop of ABBA (music and lyrics of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson). With the length of time that it's been touring, nationally and internationally, there's no doubt that generations will grow up knowing and loving this music, which, at the time, seemed like a passing fad back in the 1970's and 80's, although I'm not ashamed to admit I own their greatest hits vol. 1 and 2, most of which shows up in the score. The touring show that graced the stage of the Fox Theatre this past weekend (July 28-30) put on a splendid production, as engaging and charming as we've come to expect, and brimming with enough good humor to please everyone. (more...)

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