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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...)

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 Preview: MAMMA MIA! Set to Play in Appleton Area
by Meredith Kreisa - May 9, 2017

MAMMA MIA! will play at Wausau's Grand Theater on May 11 and at Appleton's Fox Cities Performing Arts Center from May 12-14. (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Offers Student Rush Tickets for MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Local college students are invited to walk down the aisle one last time with the MAMMA MIA! final farewell tour, as Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is offering a special $25 Student Rush Ticket for performances at Atlanta's Fox Theatre June 13-18 as a special to the 2016/2017 season. Students simply need to bring valid college student identification with them to the Fox Theatre Box Office two hours prior to each performance. The Student Rush Ticket price will be valid for all performances with a two-ticket limit per student ID. Student Rush Tickets are subject to availability and will be sold from best available, which may include limited view locations. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Raises the Curtain on Summer with June Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theatergoers of all ages invited to downtown Lawrenceville for camps, comedy nights and more summer fun! (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS
by Matthew Blank - May 25, 2017

South Bay Musical Theatre, a renowned Bay Area company for over 50 years, will present CHESS IN CONCERT May 28 and June 3. We speak with the creatives about the show's appeal and have a little fun with the material. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Comes to Thrasher-Horne Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, plays the Thrasher-Horne Center on June 20th, 2017 as a part of its final farewell tour. This performance will be the hugely successful musical's last Florida date, as well as the tenth to last engagement before the casts takes its final bows. After closing a 14-year run on Broadway in September 2015, this will be the American public's last chance to see this electrifying musical in its original tour. (more...)

BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Enchants at BYU
by Tyler Hinton - May 22, 2017

Emmy and Tony-winning star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth made an emotional and entertaining Brigham Young University debut on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, 2017. The concert was presented in BYU's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRAVO! professional performing arts series. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - May 21, 2017

Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale presents the Farewell Tour of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 20 year old Sophie is planning to marry, and wants her father to be present to give her away. Unfortunately, she does not know who her father is. After reading her mother's diary, she concludes he is one of three men, so she invites all of them to her wedding, on the Greek Island on which she lives with her still single mother, in the hopes of sorting it out. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 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 NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse and Rotary International Team Up
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The venerable Ogunquit Playhouse, which is celebrating its 85th Anniversary season is once again joining forces with Rotary International to continue in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide by 2018. The annual Rotary Night is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, for the evening performance of Mamma Mia! Joining the fight is as easy as buying a ticket to the international hit show! A portion of every ticket purchased for that evening's performance will be donated to Rotary International. The Ogunquit Playhouse has contributed over $10,000 towards this cause through Rotary Night ticket proceeds over the past six years. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Electrifies at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa - May 13, 2017

MAMMA MIA! opened at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on May 12 and will continue to play through May 14. It is an effervescent, energizing and spirited show that is nothing short of delightful. (more...)

Postcards Festival Returns to Jacksons Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Postcards is back and bigger than ever! This three-week festival of circus, cabaret and extraordinary performance at Jacksons Lane, North London's creative space, offers twists, turns and just a touch of blasphemy. (more...)

Review Roundup: MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA Says Farewell at Saenger Theatre
by Jenny Bravo - Jun 8, 2017

Say goodbye to Mamma Mia, because after this weekend, it's slipping through our fingers after all. (We'll see.) Grab your girlfriends, a glass of wine, and your platform shoes because you don't want to miss out on the fun of belting out your favorite hits like 'Dancing Queen' and, of course, 'Mamma Mia.' (more...)

Nick Adams, Alex Newell & More Will Take Part in Broadway Dreams' MARY & MAX Reading at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

This week, Broadway Dreams will workshop and present a staged reading of the new musical Mary & Max at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Through an integrated partnership between the not-for-profit performing arts training program and the musical's creators, Broadway Dreams students and faculty will have the opportunity to be actively involved in the process of creating a new musical. (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...)

BWW Review: 'MAMMA MIA!' at Kansas City Starlight Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Jun 26, 2017

Combining ABBA's greatest hits, including 'Dancing Queen,' 'S.O.S' 'Super Trouper,' 'Take a Chance on Me' and 'The Winner Takes It All,' with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship Catherine Johnson has crafted a plot to expertly string together these more than 20 songs (written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Andersson) in a show that is in the top ten longest running Broadway shows list. This production serves up both the bouncy electronic music that is familiar, with mother-vs. -daughter story about contrasting views of what constitutes a family. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright David Meyers Explores the Cost of Freedom in CATF's WE WILL NOT BE SILENT
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jun 26, 2017

If doing the right thing meant losing your life and history potentially never remembering you, would you do it anyway? (more...)

Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA! Comes to State Theatre in July with Local Actress as Lead
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the State Theatre  on July 12th and 13th as a part of its final farewell tour. (more...)

Blockbuster Musical MAMMA MIA! Added to Aurora Theatre 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

???????Here we go again, Aurora Theatre fans! Bringing audiences the biggest title ever produced by the North Georgia arts leader, the Aurora Theatre team unveils plans to present Mamma Mia! as part of the 2017-2018 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series! Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is set to run from March 8 - April 22, 2018. (more...)

Lionel Richie & More Set for Foxwoods Resort Casino July Entertainment Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The temperatures are rising and Foxwoods Resort Casino is relishing in the summertime fun. The Northeast's premier resort destination is bringing the hottest acts in entertainment all-season long. Don't miss Tony, GRAMMY, and EMMY Award-winning performers, renowned circus troupes and comedians who are ready to dazzle audiences at the unparalleled Grand and Fox Theaters. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tinashe Kajese of ECLIPSED at Synchronicity Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - Jun 16, 2017

The regional premiere of Eclipsed, Danai Gurira's play that opened at the Public Theater in 2015 to significant critical praise before transferring to Broadway in 2016, is currently running at Synchronicity Theatre through June 25. The play, which garnered six Tony Award nominations, tells the story of five Liberian women and their struggles to survive during the Second Liberian Civil War. I caught up with Tinashe Kajese, a notable Atlanta actor and the director of Synchronicity's production of Eclipsed, to talk to her about her experience with the show. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

For its 38th Summer Season in 2018, Moonlight Stage Productions will produce four shows that are new to its stage at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! It's the Last Chance for KC to See ABBA's Smash-Hit Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After 15 unforgettable years of entertaining audiences across North America, the national tour of MAMMA MIA! says farewell to the road next month. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! returns to Starlight Theatre for one weekend only - Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces ASL Performance Date for MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Mamma Mia!, now on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse, will be offered to the deaf community with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters during the Tuesday, June 27, 8PM regularly scheduled performance. This hilarious musical comedy is receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike for its spectacular dance numbers, colorful costumes and touching story. Assistive Listening Devices are always available at the Ogunquit Playhouse so patrons in need can enjoy each show. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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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