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by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 30, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing star, Craig Revel Horwood, is taking to the road in the spring with his debut solo tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
See photos from Viva Broadway's 'El Conjunto' Concert Series hosted by On Your Feet star Ana Villafañe!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Steele Spring Stage Rights has acquired the theatrical performance rights to the original Off-Broadway musical comedy R.R.R.E.D., with music and lyrics by Katie Thompson and a book by Adam Jackman, Katie Thompson, and Patrick Livingston.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Producers Matthew Henderson and Neil Gooding are thrilled to present the Australian premiere of the Tony Award winning musical The Bridges of Madison County. Based on the best-selling novel and developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Colour Purple), The Bridges of Madison County will have its Australian Premiere in March 2020 at Hayes Theatre Co. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by Roy Berko - Sep 29, 2019
We are in the midst of 'The Music Man' blizzard. In the last year, Porthouse Theatre and The Shaw Festival have done the show, and a Broadway production starring Hugh Jackman as Harold Hill, will begin performances on October 15, 2020. Two-time Tony Award-winning superstar, Sutton Foster, will co-star as Marian the librarian. The production will be directed by four-time Tony Award winner, Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
For the Costa-Jackson sisters, singing isn't just a passion, it's a family business. Ginger, Marina, and Miriam Costa-Jacksona?"all recent or upcoming performers with Seattle Operaa?"are offering a special, one-night-only concert at McCaw Hall on Nov. 2. Audiences can expect an entertaining mix of opera, Broadway, and Neapolitan hits from these glamorous Sicilian-Americans. Each a rising star in her own right, the singers are especially memorable when performing together.   
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Feinstein's at Vitello's newest monthly series 'mostlyNEWmusicals' continues Monday, 10.7.19 with selections from CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN and NOTES FROM JUAREZ by acclaimed composer and recording artist Kevin Ray. Tickets are available now at www.feinsteinsatvitellos.com.
by BWW Special - Sep 27, 2019
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 ALMOST FAMOUS, Rob McClure As MRS. DOUBTFIRE, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Casting has been announced for the Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend, directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Bill Deamer.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
A star-studded lineup of Broadway's best will share the beloved songs of Disney on Broadway like never before at Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway on Monday, November 4, 2019. The special, one-night-only event benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by Review Roundups - Sep 25, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents West Side Story, the iconic American musical from Broadway visionaries Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, in the Quadracci Powerhouse, September 17 - October 27, 2019. Let's see what the critics are saying!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents The Broad Stage debut of Rita Moreno, with her trio, on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30pm. The Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony winning legend is one of the busiest stars in show business.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
On Saturday, October 5th, Elsie Fest is set to take place in Central Park.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 25, 2019
Two time Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis brought his A-Game to a new concert packed with fans at Birdland Jazz Club.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
The Marriott Theatre, Chicagoland's longest-running professional musical theater located at 10 Marriott Drive Lincolnshire, IL, is thrilled to announce its 2020 blockbuster season.
by Elliot Lanes - Sep 24, 2019
Today's subject Matt Torney is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Studio Theatre. Their excellent current production of Doubt: A Parable is helmed by Torney and plays through October 6th in Studio's Metheny space.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
A partial cast list has been revealed for Pioneer Theatre Company's Concert Production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the wildly popular 1988 MGM comedy that was a hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The principal cast includes Broadway actors BRENT BARRETT as Lawrence Jameson, MATTHEW HYDZIK as Freddy Benson; and KATE FAHRNER as Christine Colgate.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
The Make A Difference Trust is thrilled to announce that a trio of stars are returning to WEST END BARES to co-host the 10th Anniversary performance, WEST END BARES: STRIPPED. Graham Norton, Tom Allen and Michelle Visage will together host one spectacular celebratory show at Troxy on Sunday 13 October at 8.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich were two of the greatest names in international show business during much of the 20th century. At a time when popular culture was still defined by a small handful of artists, these were two of the biggest. Piaf enchanted the world with her singing, her moving life story, and unostentatious appearance; while Dietrich's beauty, elegance, and bewitching stare helped to define the meaning of a Hollywood star. They were both divas without compromise, whose lives were as theatrical as their performances. Yet, these two women, who couldn't be more dissimilar and approached life and art in very different ways, became fast friends and eventually lovers.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical, a new family-friendly holiday production, will debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, November 19 - December 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Renée Fleming will reprise her starring turn in The Light in the Piazza in the United States this fall. Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical will be directed by the UK's multiple Oliver Award-winning Daniel Evans. The production will play previously announced runs at the L.A. Opera October 12-20, 2019 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago December 14-29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Cypriot Pianist Orestis Magou along with his South-African duo violin partner Jeffrey Armstrong present a program with music from the late 19th and 20th century at Technopolis 20, on Wednesday, 25th of September, at 8pm. 
by Kelsey Lawler - Sep 23, 2019
Even if you've seen West Side Story twenty times before -- even if you know it's based on Romeo & Juliet and therefore tragedy is imminent -- the Milwaukee Rep has succeeded in giving every theater-loving person countless reasons to come out and see it once more.
by Lee Cooley - Sep 23, 2019
After graduating from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts in 1953, Barry Yellen wore many hats: stage manager, lighting designer, car show producer, managing director, touring show booker, film producer and distributor, fund manager.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
We headed to North Shore High yesterday for a fetch inside look at the Mean Girls tour with Jonalyn Saxer as she took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by Alan Henry - Sep 23, 2019
The top growing current Broadway musicals were Beetlejuice (4.45%), Hadestown (1.33%), Ain't Too Proud (1.12%), Moulin Rouge (1.05%) and Mean Girls (0.65%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Sea Wall / A Life (3.83%), To Kill A Mockingbird (0.20%), Cursed Child (0.13%).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
For the first time since his sold-out concert series at the Teatro at Montecasino a year ago, one of South Africa's favourite leading men is to return to Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre for a VERY limited time between seasons behind the mask as the title character in the international tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Sep 23, 2019
BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway actress Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her critically acclaimed show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Vérité,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. Her twitter account @ilanalevine was named one of the ' 100 Twitter accounts to follow in 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019
Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 21, 2019
This is so fetch! Jonalyn Saxer is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Sunday, September 22nd, at the national tour of Mean Girls. Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a behind-the-scenes look for a two-show day at the Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 21, 2019
Few people have helped to define the American musical today more than Harold 'Hal' Prince. His resume includes some of the most important titles of the past century: West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Sweeney Todd, and Phantom of the Opera. Prince's impact on Broadway stemmed from his reinvention of musical theatre from the script- and score-based model to a more visual, almost cinematic art form in which the director is auteur. But it also stemmed from his appreciation for collaboration and his trusted collaborators--talented friends and colleagues who could help achieve his singular vision for a production.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Crystal Lisbon began and ended her time as artistic director of Hackmatack Playhouse directing her favorite shows. A longtime actor, director, and choreographer, Lisbon got to tackle a?oeWest Side Storya?? in 2015 during her first season directing at Hackmatack, a theater she had worked and performed at since she was 17. And last month, as she brought her time as artistic director to a close, Lisbon got to direct another longtime favorite, a?oePeter and the Star Catcher.a??
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
One musical changed theater forever and it will be making its triumphant Rep debut in a rare professional production.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
On Monday, September 18, The Three Angry Ladies (Shayna O'Neill, Emily Louise Perkins, and Emma Clarkson), presented Stay Mad, Make Art: A Benefit Concert for Immigrant Families Together at The Center at West Park (165 West 86th Street at Amsterdam Avenue., New York, NY 10024). Almost $8000 was raised for Immigrant Families Together, a network of Americans committed to rapid response unification of families separated by the 'zero tolerance' policy.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Casting has been announced for Pittsburgh CLO's exclusive engagement of the hit musical comedy FOREVER PLAID at the Greer Cabaret Theater October 31 - December 29, 2019. Don't miss the legendary Off-Broadway smash that has been making crowds swoon for years. Join 'the Plaids' as they pay affectionate - and hilarious - musical homage to the close-harmony crooners of the 1950s.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGONa?"a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UKa?"has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement at Seattle's Paramount Theatre for one week only.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Inis Nua Theatre presents the Philadelphia Premiere of the award-winning play THE NIGHT ALIVE by Tony Award-nominated Conor McPherson. THE NIGHT ALIVE tells the story of Tommy who lives in a filthy studio apartment and survives on odd jobs around Dublin. When he rescues a young woman from her abusive boyfriend, Tommy's dilapidated home becomes a safe haven from her violent past and the tenuous friendship they build forever alters their lives. The production will be directed by Barrymore Award-nominated director and Inis Nua Founder and Artistic Director Tom Reing. Previews begin Wednesday, October 9, with opening night on Friday, October 11. The show runs through October 27, 2019 for a total of 15 performances. All performances will take place at the Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake, 302 South Hicks Street. Tickets are $15 - $35. For reservations, visit inisnuatheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The Steven Spielberg-directed West Side Story film has officially wrapped production! Amblin, the production company behind the adaptation, shared pictures from the set along with a letter from Spielberg.
by Kathleen Morgan - Oct 2, 2019
Dallas Theater Center has brought excellence itself to life in its production of Lin Manuel-Miranda's In the Heights.
by Lianna Albrizio - Oct 1, 2019
Valerie Simpson, who co-wrote hit songs for Whitney Houston and Ray Charles, performed a packed house with guitarist Felicia Collins at the Hackensack Performing Arts's PAC the House series on September 28.
by Lauren Gienow - Oct 1, 2019
Something's Cominga??To the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre! This coming weekend, audiences have the chance to experience some of the most beautiful music ever written, performed by some of the top musicians in Canada. The Niagara Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Bradley Thachuk, presents: WEST SIDE STORY IN CONCERT as part of the POPS! Series. Joining the Symphony are some big names in Canadian musical theatre: Robert Markus, fresh off his celebrated performance as Evan Hansen in Mirvish's Canadian premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN is performing the role of Tony. Soulpepper Theatre vet Meher Pavri is Mariaa?"a role she has played before to rave reviews at the Lower Ossington Theatre in Toronto and with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Playing Riff, is the very talented Sayer Roberts, who starred alongside Mr. Markus last year in the Stratford Festival's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW; Stratford, Shaw, and Broadway star Kaylee Harwood is portraying Anita, and accomplished soprano, Charlotte Knight is reprising the role of Rosalia after recently singing the part with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Signature Theatre announced today the full cast and creative team for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, and songwriter Steve Hackman conducts his Brahms V. Radio creation that synthesizes all four movements of Brahms' First Symphony (1882) with eight songs from the Radiohead album OK Computer (1997) including a?oeParanoid Android,a?? a?oeKarma Police,a?? a?oeNo Surprises,a?? and a?oeLet Down.a?? As Radiohead's melodies are altered to coexist with Brahms' harmonies and the motives of one interjected into the other, what results is an astonishing journey into a new world of discovery, deconstruction, reconstruction, and recreation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing star, Craig Revel Horwood, is taking to the road in the spring with his debut solo tour, ALL BALLS AND GLITTER, waltzing his way to Wolverhampton Grand on Sunday 24 May 2020.