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Norma Terris Theatre (Chester, CT, )
North Main Street
Chester, CT,

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A musical comedy about a magical jukebox and a leather-jacketed stranger and the impact they have on a loveless town.


Rex Smith, Alison Arngrim, Paul Kreppel and More Head to Sharon Playhouse for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Sharon Playhousein Sharon, CT under the new management team of Artistic Director Alan M-L Wager and Managing Director Robert Levinstein, announced today the complete casting and creative teams for its 2018 mainstage summer season. (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ethan Slater
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2018

Watch below as Ethan Slater tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway (more...)

Historic Mansion In Sanford Will Host New Life
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The 147-year-old Goodall Mansion in Sanford will have a whole new form of life inside its 18 rooms this summer. Until now, this historical important structure in the heart of downtown has basically housed only many generations of Goodalls, the family largely responsible for the growth of Sanford in the 20th Century. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Starring Deaf Actor Joshua Castille
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The full cast for The 5th Avenue Theatre's spectacular new production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which stars Deaf actorJoshua Castille as Quasimodo, has been announced. Castille will use American Sign Language (ASL) throughout his performance, bringing new life and perspective to Quasimodo, who is deaf in the novel by Victor Hugo. (more...)

Ari Axelrod to Appear In TAKING THE WHEEL At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Ari Axelrod, (Milk and Honey at The York, Last Five Years at The Weathervane Theatre) makes his Green Room 42 debut in Taking the Wheel on Friday, May 11th at 7PM. Featuring music from Cole Porter to Carole King, Leonard Bernstein to John Buccino, Ari Axelrod's Taking the Wheel delivers the 'unfailingly engaging and intelligent' (Cabaret Scenes) story of one Jewish man, happily a passenger in life's normal journey, who is thrust into the driver's seat when he encounters unforeseen twists and turns. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Second And Final Extension For MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the final extension of its latest production, Memphis. Memphis must close Saturday, June 16, following that evening's 8 p.m. performance. Now playing through June 16 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, features  book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan and  is directed by Daryl D.  Brooks, assistant directed and choreographed by Christopher Carter, music directed by Jermaine Hill and assistant choreographed by Reneisha Jenkins. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Rockwell & More Join Skivvies at Joe's Pub!
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2018

The Skivvies are back! Broadway's favorite scantily dressed duo returned to Joe's Pub on April 30. The lineup included Dan Amboyer, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Christian Dante White, Tamika Lawrence, Kate Rockwell, Isabel Santiago, and Wayne Wilcox and more! Check out highlights below! (more...)

Betsy Struxness Joins The Cast Of DUETS With The Write Teacher(s) Volume 6
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Betsy Struxness joins the line up of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 6 - June 22 at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Will Play Hades in Disney's DESCENDANTS 3
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2018

Cheyenne Jackson ('American Horror Story') has been cast in Disney's 'Descendants 3,' in the role of Hades, the nefarious underworld ruler from the 1997 Disney animated musical comedy film 'Hercules.' Jackson, who began his career as a theatrical actor including starring roles in Broadway productions 'All Shook Up' and 'Xanadu' among others, starred in multiple seasons of 'American Horror Story' and has had roles in over 40 television series and films. The trequel is set to begin production shortly for a scheduled debut in 2019. (more...)

Cast Announced For Long Wharf Theatre's Performance Of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

???????GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive) in New Haven, Conn., for a limited engagement Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 1. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Long Wharf Theatre Box Office, www.longwharf.org, or by calling (203) 787-4282. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ available by calling (203) 772-8202. (more...)

Christopher Ashley to Direct World Premiere of THE SQUIRRELS Starring Brad Oscar and More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins (Hand to God), directed by 2017 Tony Award winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running June 5 - July 8. (more...)

New Details Emerge for Broadway-Bound Princess Diana Musical, DIANA
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 2, 2018

Some exciting new details on the Broadway-bound Princess Diana Musical, Diana, have emerged this week following a lab presentation for potential investors in Midtown.  (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Announces 7th Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that the seventh annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) on Monday, June 4, 2018, hosted by NBC 5's entertainment reporter LeeAnn Trotter, and will feature a workshop led by HAMILTON cast member Gabriella Sorrentino. Sponsored by NBC 5 and Guardian Music Travel, the Illinois chapter of The Jimmy Awards (National High School Musical Theatre Awards) serves as an annual national celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 7th Annual Jerry Herman Awards of Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

???????Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 7TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

JAG Productions Presents Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

???????JAG Productions (Vermont's one and only award-winning, professional African-American Theatre company!), will present, the profound jazz musical, Lady Day  Emerson's Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson. The show will be run from May 24th-May 27th at the Engine Room in White River Junction, May 31st-June 3rd at The Grange Theater in Pomfret and June 7-10 at Main Street Landing's Black Box Theater in Burlington, VT. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill will be directed by JAG Productions' Founder & Producing Artistic Director, Jarvis Antonio Green. (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at The Overture
by Scott Rawson - May 17, 2018

On Your Feet is precisely where you will find yourself at the end of this spectacular show! The familiar music is peppy and moving, and the crowd enjoyed the infectious dance groove laid down by the band which included 5 original members of The Miami Sound Machine. (more...)

VIDEO: FOX Shares Trailer for New Series PROVEN INNOCENT Starring Brian d'Arcy James & Nikki M. James
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2018

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and EMPIRE co-creator Danny Strong partners with David Elliot ('Four Brothers') to tell the emotional story of one woman's fight for the innocence of others, as well as her own. PROVEN INNOCENT follows an underdog criminal defense firm led by a fierce and uncompromising lawyer, who was wrongfully convicted in a sensational murder case that made her an infamous media obsession, a household name and a national cause celebre. The drama stars Rachelle Lefevre ('Under the Dome,' 'A Gifted Man'), Vincent Kartheiser ('Mad Men'), Russell Hornsby ('Seven Seconds,' 'Grimm'), Brian d'Arcy James ('13 Reasons Why,' 'Spotlight') and Tony Award winner Nikki M. James ('BrainDead,' 'The Good Wife,' 'The Book of Mormon'). (more...)

A BRONX TALE to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre March 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions and Evamere Entertainment are delighted to announce thatA BRONX TALE will make its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited engagement March 12-24, 2019. A BRONX TALE will be part of Broadway In Chicago's upcoming season. Subscriptions will go on sale in the fall of 2018. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2018
by - May 13, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees For Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production presented by Guardian Music Travel, Best Direction and Best Scenic Design presented by SPL for the seventh annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. The nominees (12 young actors and 12 young actresses), selected after evaluating 80 productions across the state of Illinois, have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 6:30PM and hosted by NBC 5 entertainment reporter LeeAnn Trotter. Sponsored by NBC 5, the Illinois chapter of The Jimmy Awards (National High School Musical Theatre Awards) serves as an annual national celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Graham Rowat, and More Head to the Berkshires for the Summer Season; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for the 90th Anniversary Season. BroadwayWorld has the full list of upcoming productions and their casts below! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, MARILYN MAYE'S 90TH BIRTHDAY, David Yazbek and More Head to 54 Below in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

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

ArtsBridge Announces Nominees For 2018 Shuler Hensley Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

This week ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 10th Anniversary Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards. 38 public and private schools from throughout the state were nominated in 17 categories. The awards show is the culmination of a year-long professional development program and will showcase the next generation of Georgia's musical theatre talent. Presented by the Georgia Lottery, the awards show will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) over its nine-station statewide television network live from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 19, 2018 from 7-9 pm. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! Tour Comes to The Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Broadway In Detroit is pleased to announce that the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will makes it's Detroit debut at the Fisher Theater, May 1 - 13, 2018. Tickets for ON YOUR FEET! start at $39 and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office. (more...)

It's SUMMER Time! Meet the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2018

The calendar may say Spring (has anyone told the weather?) but things are heating up on Broadway! Performances begin tonight for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Foundation For New American Musicals Presents The 3rd Edition Of 3RD MONDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

On Monday, March 19, 2018, the Foundation for New American Musicals returned to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal to present the 3rd edition of 3RD MONDAYS, an exciting new cabaret series where Broadway legends and emerging artists perform musical theatre songs of yesterday, today, and tomorrow! Scroll down for photos of performances from that night! (more...)

PANIC! Productions Announces Cast For NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

???????Producer Paul Panico, along with Panic! Productions and well-known Casting Director Kymberli McKanna announce the complete cast of their season opening musical production of 2018.  The multi-award and Pulitzer Prize winning "NEXT TO NORMAL" by Brian Yorkey, with music by Tom Kitt.  They are thrilled to have an exceptionally talented team in place.  The acclaimed rock musical will open June 2nd, 2018 at Hillcrest Center For The Arts.  Tickets & info at:  www.panicproductions.org (more...)

Love Is In The Air At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre ends its mainstage season triumphantly with the farcical period-piece musical Triumph of Love, based on the play by Marivaux, with book by James Magruder, music by Jeffrey Stock, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead on May 1-20. Directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, and choreographed by Stephen Casey, the ensemble cast features Jake Delaney, Joy Franz, Adam Hoyak, Alex Keiper, Rebecca Robbins, Danny Rutigliano, and Carl Wallnau. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Returns to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre May 9-20. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 24, 2018
by - Mar 24, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Muny Announces Community Celebration: Centennial Birthday Bash
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

The Muny announced today that it will hold a Centennial Birthday Bash - a free open house celebration on Sunday, May 20 from 1 - 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy once in a lifetime experiences that celebrate musical theatre, community and The Muny. With the goal of engaging all generations that have been a part of The Muny family, there will be exciting activities for all. (more...)

Tony Winner Nikki M. James Joins Brian d'Arcy James In New FOX Drama From Danny Strong
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Tony Winner Nikki M. James Joins Brian d'Arcy James In New FOX Drama From Danny Strong (more...)

Julie Reiber & Romelda Teron Benjamin Scheduled to Perform for Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Julie Reiber & Romelda Teron Benjamin, two highly sought-after Broadway actresses and singers, will be performing for Lakeland Regional Health's annual Philanthropist & Advocate of the Year event on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Hollis Cancer Center in Lakeland, FL. They will be singing with students from the Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese Visits The Broadway Star Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Jenn Gambatese, the star of All Shook Up, Tarzan, and School of Rock, among others, took some time off from rehearsals of her new show Once Upon a Melody (APRIL 17, 2018 at Feinstein's/54 Below) to share her journey as an artist with the students at The BSP's Callback Challenge. (more...)

SOFA Entertainment Announce High Definition DVD Releases For The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Supremes, & The Temptations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

From 1948 to 1971, TV's longest-running prime time variety program, CBS' 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' beamed the world's biggest stars into the homes of nearly every American household live every Sunday evening. For musicians of all stripes, performing on the show was the pinnacle of television opportunities, with singular star-making potential. Among the artists vaulted to new heights of stardom via history-making appearances were The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Temptations, and The Supremes, all of whom returned to 'The Ed Sullivan Show' several times after electrifying debut performances on the program. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Matt Doyle, and More to Perform With The Skivvies at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2018

The Skivvies are returning to Joe's Pub on April 30, and they have just announced the list of guests who will be joining them! The lineup includes Dan Amboyer, Matt Doyle, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Claybourne Elder, Christian Dante White, Tamika Lawrence, Kate Rockwell, Isabel Santiago, and Wayne Wilcox. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2018 Blumey Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

???????Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the nominees competing in the 7th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 20, at Belk Theater. (more...)

Francesca Harper To Lead LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL At JAG Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

JAG Productions has announced casting for their upcoming production of Lanie Robertson's Tony award-winning play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill directed by Jarvis Antonio Green (JAG Productions: Choir Boy, Fences, JAGfest), will run from May 24th-May 27th at the Engine Room in White River Junction, May 31st-June 3rd at The Grange Theater in Pomfret and June 7-10 at Main Street Landing's Black Box Theater in Burlington, VT. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory Announces Thrilling Lineup for 2018 - 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Williams Street Repertory, McHenry County's growing professional theater company, is excited to announce its upcoming season at Raue Center For The Arts. WSRep, which is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, Actors' Equity Association and the League of Chicago Theatres, is bringing spectacular American musicals, world premieres of riveting new plays, dramas, its developmental LAB Series and so much more to the stage in the 2018 - 2019 season! (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical hit Mamma Mia! to close its 2017-2018 season, running Friday, May 11 through Saturday, May 26, 2018.  The New York Times said Mamma Mia! 'creates the beguiling illusion that you could jump onstage and start singing and fit right in.' (more...)

Ballet Hispánico's CARNAVAL Gala 2018 to Honor Emilio & Gloria Estefan, Carolina Herrera, and Marcos Torres
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Ballet Hispánico will honor Latin music superstars Emilio & Gloria Estefan with theNuestra Inspiración Award; legendary fashion designer Carolina Herrera with theToda Una Vida Award; and businessman and community activist Marcos Torres with the Civic Inspiration Award; at its annual CARNAVAL Gala on Monday, May 7, 2018 at The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Cocktails begin at 6:30pmand dinner and dancing commence at 7:30pm. Proceeds, which totaled over $1.1 million last year, benefit the creation of new choreographic works, much needed scholarships for young people, and immersive dance programs for communities around the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces that due to audience demand Memphis is now extended through Sunday, June 10, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Make Wisconsin Debut in Madison
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Overture Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Wisconsin premiere and the state's only engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will take the Overture Hall stage Tuesday, May 15-Sunday, May 20. Based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, the first national tour stars Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenn Gambatese Talks Past Roles, Rodgers & Hammerstein as She Prepares for Feinstein's/54 Below
by Danielle Gutierrez - Apr 2, 2018

On April 17th, Jenn Gambatese will take the 54 Below stage again. This time the show, titled Once Upon a Melody, will combine Rodgers & Hammerstein with the melodies of Disney songwriters among the ranks of Alan Menken and Phil Collins. As she prepares for her upcoming solo show, Gambatese spoke with BroadwayWorld about her past projects (Hairspray, Tarzan, and Wicked to name a few), and the why Rodgers & Hammerstein have appeared in her work again and again. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

After the lauded World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, Diversionary is proud to produce the World Premiere of another groundbreaking new musical. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces THE WIZ Cast And Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.  And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production!  Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like 'Ease on Down the Road,' 'A Brand New Day,' and 'Home.' (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical National Tour Will Launch In Chicago January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, an 'electrifying' (Newsday) musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan, will launch its national tour in Chicago in January 2019 before heading across the country, with engagements announced in Seattle, Detroit, Charlotte, San Antonio and more. Additional tour cities and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Chalfant, Corman, Davis, Robins & Testa Join Rotating Cast of Royal Family Productions' WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories From The Frontlines
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Royal Family Productions, a non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, presented a benefit staging of an original series of monologues entitled WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines, written, curated, and directed by Royal Family artistic director Chris Henry from stories told to her by a group of anonymous women, with choreography from Lorna Ventura. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, David Yazbek With Adam Kantor, Jenn Gambatese, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Next Week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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