A Chorus Line on Tour

BWW Morning Brief July 31st, 2017: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens, NEWSIES at the Boro, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 31, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The Public Theater's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM opens at the Delacorte! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Nikka Graff Lanzarone
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Applications Close This Friday for BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first-year composer and lyricist class through the end of day this Friday, August 4th. To apply, CLICK HERE. (more...)

Steven Brinberg Presents SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY at Don't Tell Mama this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in NYC......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY on Monday, September 18th at 7:00 pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 (212 757-0788). (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Presents 8th Annual BARDWAY, BABY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Bardway, Baby! is a late-night concert featuring classic Broadway show tunes. Performed by Festival actors, the concert this year will feature songs from current company members' dream roles. (more...)

Harper Lee's Classic Novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes to Life at Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Circle Theatre, Grand Rapids' go-to destination for exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting, will continue their 65th Main Stage season with a production of To Kill A Mockingbird starting on Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Cast and Vets Will Unite to Benefit National Asian Artists Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

On August 6 (8PM) the Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue) will welcome the cast of Miss Saigon on Broadway in a special benefit for the National Asian Artists Project. (more...)

BWW TV: He Can Do That! Sean Harrison Jones Dances Away in A CHORUS LINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2017

He can sing, he can dance, show him anything and he can do it. Watch Sean Harrison Jones and the children of The Muny perform 'I Can Do That' from the newest production of A Chorus Line! (more...)

BWW TV: Can You Imagine? Sharrod Williams Performs 'Gimme the Ball' at The Muny
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2017

The Muny is taking on the iconic musical A Chorus Line. Watch below as cast member Sharrod Williams and the cast perform 'Gimme the Ball!' (more...)

BWW TV: What She Couldn't Do Was 'Sing!' More From The Muny's A CHORUS LINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2017

She really couldn't 'Sing!' The Muny's A Chorus Line is under way, watch Ian Paget, and Madison Johnson perform their duet! (more...)

BWW TV: At The Muny - A CHORUS LINE Performs 'At The Ballet'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2017

They would love to! Watch Caley Crawford, Bronwyn Tarboton, Holly Ann Butler perform the beautiful ballad from The Muny's A Chorus Line! (more...)

BWW Previews: Tony Award Winning Broadway Legend Donna Mckechnie Appears In New Hope, Pa. - This Saturday, August 12 At The Rrazz Room
by DT Gramkee - Aug 9, 2017


New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready for a very 'popular' afternoon of gravity-defying Broadway dance, singing, and acting! Music Theatre Philly, named 'Best of Philly' by Philadelphia Magazine, will be sponsoring a Wicked Broadway Master Class featuring Wicked cast member Lauren Haughton. The intensive behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway's most popular musicals will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at The Rock School (1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). (more...)

Coronado Playhouse presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Coronado Playhouse presents Little Shop of Horrors, opening Friday September 8th running until Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at Coronado Playhouse. Little Shop of Horrors is an horticultural horror story: sci-fi spoof musical with a hilarious and fearsome plot and a collection of great songs. Seymour Krelborn, the assistant at Mushnik's Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the colleague he's secretly in love with. Audrey Two quickly starts to wilt, putting Seymour's job and dream future with Audrey at risk. Accidentally pricking his finger, Seymour discovers Audrey Two needs a little more than plant food to thrive. The plant grows into a bad-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore whose voracious appetite becomes increasingly difficult to satisfy.  (more...)

Education Spotlight: Photos of Student Cast of HEATHERS With Dan Domenech
by Jennifer Diamond - Aug 8, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's new Education Spotlight!   Here we will shine a light on Broadway performers who are paying it forward, working with students to inspire, teach and encourage their talent as they work towards becoming the future of the Great White Way. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017
by - Aug 8, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: COMPANY at MNM Productions
by John Lariviere - Aug 7, 2017

MNM Productions' Company is the latest venture by theatrical producers and arts consultants Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz. Company is their sixth major musical following A Chorus Line, Side By Side By Sondheim, Hair, The World Goes 'Round and, most recently, Monty Python's Spamalot. MNM Productions' Company will be appearing at the Marshall E. Rinker Playhouse of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts through August 6, 2017. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle Lead Cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tresnjak. The comedy, which runs September 7 through October 8, opens Hartford Stage's 2017-18 season. Actors Scarlett Strallen, Esau Pritchett, and John Lavelle lead the distinguished cast. (more...)

Billy Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Tony Award winner Billy Porter back to Provincetown for two performances only, Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Porter will be performing his acclaimed cabaret show, Broadway & Soul. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 4, 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 NEWSIES, A Chorus Line, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)

Rumor Buster: Interlakes GYPSY Has In Fact Purchased Rights; The Show Will Go On!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

After receiving a series of emails this morning about a rogue regional production of Gypsy, BroadwayWorld decided to investigate... (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...)

BWW's On This Day - August 3, 2017
by - Aug 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

An Evening of DIRTY DANCING Announces New Tour Cast For Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show will embark on a UK tour in September starring Julian Essex-Spurrier and Lucy Jane Adcock. Now in its 7th consecutive year the show is a fully choreographed, highly interactive concert celebration of the music from the iconic movie. (more...)

Broadway Vet Robert LuPone Stars in THE VIOLIN at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the world premiere of THE VIOLIN, written by Dan McCormick and directed by Joseph Discher. Produced by The Directors Company in association with ShadowCatcher Entertainment, THE VIOLIN begins performances on Thursday, September 7 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 14. Press Opening is Tuesday, September 19 at 7 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Agatha Christie's Mystery APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH Up Next at CRT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

For the fourth show in their 46th annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the psychological thriller 'Appointment With Death' adapted by Agatha Christie from her novel. Performances will run from August 2nd - 12th with evening show times at 7:30 PM. Matinees are available on August 4th, 8th and 9th at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. CRT administration warns that this is the ONLY website that is approved to sell CRT tickets. Other third-party websites will charge up to four times the set ticket price; ticket buyers are encouraged to call or go directly to cortlandrep.org to purchase tickets. (more...)

Porchlight Announces BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.  (more...)

VIDEO: We 'Cain't Say No' to Highlights from OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs now through September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show opens tonight, August 2, and BroadwayWorld has highlights below! (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth to Host 2017 Chita Rivera Awards at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Bebe Neuwirth (two-time Tony and Emmy award winner; Chicago, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity,'Cheers,' 'Frasier') will host the Chita Rivera Awards, taking place at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W. 45th Street) on Monday, September 11 at 7:30 pm, it was announced today by Nikki Feirt Atkins, founder and producing artistic director of American Dance Machine of the 21st Century. (more...)

Charles Pang and Jessica Wu to Lead NY Premiere of Chinese Classic ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Bob Ost of Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, have announced the complete casting for the N.Y. premiere of Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 2, 2017
by - Aug 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Review Roundup: A CHORUS LINE at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Considered a landmark celebration of the American Musical, A Chorus Line follows the lives of 17 Broadway dancers vying for a spot 'on the line.' Zach, a driven director/choreographer at the helm of a suspenseful audition, will stop at nothing to assemble an unforgettable chorus, no matter the price. With music by Oscar and Tony winning Marvin Hamlisch, A Chorus Line defines glittering promise, unwavering determination and stakes as high as the kickline itself. This is one Muny 'singular sensation' you won't want to miss! (more...)

Joe Chisholm to Join AFTERGLOW Off-Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Joe Chisholm (Regional: The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady) will join the cast of Midnight Theatricals' production of AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Mr. Chisholm will take over the role of Alex, originated by  Robbie Simpson, his first performance will be Monday, August 21, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Coming Together to Bring Change, Panel Discusses NEWSIES
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 17, 2017

"Newsies is a hit wherever you take it; it had a highly successful Broadway run and national tour and now in these first regional productions, it is the kind of show that brings people from all over to see it again and again. It reaches so many people with its great music and dance and inspiring story. It's a brilliant piece of theatre, and I am honored to be a part of it." (more...)

Anthony Logan Cole and More to Present Fully Immersive CURIOSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center's 45th Season Opens with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 5 through October 8. (more...)

New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

Palo Alto Players presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Palo Alto Players opens its 2017-18 season with the South Bay regional premiere of Million Dollar Quartet, the high voltage Broadway musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night of musical magic.  Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Jeffrey Bracco, musically directed by Katie Coleman, and features a cast of local Bay Area actors and musicians playing instruments live on stage as their iconic characters.  Million Dollar Quartet runs September 15 - October 1 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For information or tickets, visit paplayers.org or call 650.329.0891. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - Aug 16, 2017

Every so often, a show comes along that strikes a chord in the most difficult audience to please: actors. As people of show business, we as actors find ourselves in a difficult position when going to see a show that is not ours; we are critical, we are hopeful, we are looking to be impressed. Often times, we are pleasantly amused and surprised by other works of theatre, but rarely do we find a show that speaks to us as clearly as A Chorus Line. The mere title of the show aims itself directly at actors themselves, and has prided itself on representing the trials and tribulations of show business for several decades. Central PA's most recent incarnation, presented by Susquehanna Stage Company, invokes just the same feelings that inspire each and every actor to push just a little bit harder to reach their goals. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Opens the Arvada Center 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open its 42nd theatre season with the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line directed by Rod A. Lansberry, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. A Chorus Line spans one day in the lives of 17 dancers all vying for a coveted spot in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Considered groundbreaking when it opened on Broadway in 1975, the musical went on to win nine Tony Awards and the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Today, it remains as touching and powerful as when it debuted and is one of the longest running musicals on Broadway. The 2017 - 2018 Theatre Season is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center. A Chorus Line is underwritten byDr. and Mrs. Richard A. Patt and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Broadway's J. Elaine Marcos' Solo Show Debuts at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

After making her mark in the 2017 CBS Diversity Showcase earlier this year, Broadway's J. Elaine Marcos will be debuting her solo show, 'What I Did for..a Job' at Rockwell Table & Stage on September 11th, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

THE VOICE Winner Alisan Porter Releases New EP 'I Come In Pieces'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and history-making Season 10 victor of NBC's The Voice Alisan Porter releases her brand new EP “I COME IN PIECES” today at all digital retailers today. It's available HERE. (more...)

The Muny's NEWSIES Takes Over BroadwayWorld on Twitter Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that The Muny's production of NEWSIES takes over our Twitter and Instagram today! Spencer Davis Milford will take over our Twitter and Tessa Grady will take over our Instagram. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jim Johnson of A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Rich Mehrenberg - Aug 10, 2017

Audiences will be amazed that our little community theatre has been so successful in presenting a polished, beautiful, and mature work of ART (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...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Incredible and Heartfelt A CHORUS LINE
by Chris Gibson - Aug 1, 2017

A Chorus Line was the creation of Michael Bennett, one of Broadway's finest choreographers, who held a series of workshops in the mid 1970's to explore a way to examine the life that dancers lead. Then book writers James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante crafted a musical from this wealth of material collected to tell the story of Broadway's 'gypsies', the singers and dancers of the chorus that make their living by moving from production to production. And, it's how those stories are often vividly brought to life that distinguishes the current production at The MUNY. Instead of just relying solely on the compelling reasons that each character became a dancer, although some are left to stand alone in truly dramatic fashion, younger versions of themselves, whether through video projections or by using actual younger performers to act out their recollections as they speak are incorporated. It's an utterly charming touch that really stands out in stunning fashion. It makes this version particularly special, and when you combine that with a very talented ensemble, and an orchestra that sounds superb, you wind up producing a must-see show! (more...)

VIDEO: The Kickline Aims High in New Highlights from A CHORUS LINE at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from A Chorus Line at The Muny - check them out below! (more...)

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