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Photo Flash: First look at FLIES! THE MUSICAL! World Premiere at Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

In a twisted mash-up of WAITING FOR GUFFMAN and GLEE, FLIES! THE MUSICAL! follows the drama kids from Lovely Valley Performing Arts Magnet High School. The students are left behind in an abandoned forest preserve during a 'research' retreat for an unauthorized teacher-written musical production of LORD OF THE FLIES. Gradually, things turn savage in a couple of unsupervised hours as the plot points of the novel begin to come true one by one, in song, until eventually the kids are 'rescued' by an astonished park ranger (who happens to love musicals) but it's much too late for them to go back to who they were before. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Lesli Margherita, and More Join Cape Playhouse 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Some of the top talent in the Broadway community will be gracing the stage of The Cape Playhouse this summer. The impressive list of headliners includes Judy Kuhn, Michelle Pawk, Mary Testa, Nancy Opel, Jennifer Simard, Mike McGowan and Jennifer Cody..Michael Rader, Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theatre's 92nd season in Dennis, MA. The six-play schedule, running from June 12 - September1, 2018, features three plays and three musicals-including three Playhouse premieres-in a season featuring Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning shows and the premiere and Pre-National Tour Engagement of a new production of the classic movie Clue: On Stage. (more...)

Mamie Parris, Josh Breckenridge, and More Join Drew Gehling in DAVE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for Dave. By Thomas Meehan, Nell Benjaminand Tom Kitt, Dave is inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film. (more...)

LILIES to be presented at The Bath House
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

North Texas-based theatrical and film producers Gordon Kelly and Robin Benson Linek have developed a way for theatre ticket purchases to double as grass roots support for a new production in Dallas; the North Texas premiere of Michael Marc Bouchard's play Lilies, scheduled to start performance at the Bath House Cultural Center on Friday, May 31, 2017. (more...)

Listen: Two songs from PF&P's hit show FLIES! The Musical
by Misha Davenport - May 31, 2018

Listen: Two songs from PF&P's hit show FLIES! The Musical (more...)

FLIES! THE MUSICAL! Extends Through June 16
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

The Jeff-recommended World Premiere production of FLIES! THE MUSICAL has been extended for one additional weekend, due to popular demand. Originally scheduled to close on June 10, the new musical by bookwriter/lyricist Larry Todd Cousineau and composer Cindy O'Connor will play three additional performances - on Thursday June 14 and Friday, June 15 - and closing Saturday, June 16, all with curtain times of 7:30 pm. The Thursday, June 14 performance is pay-what-you-can for theatre industry members and returning audiences. The musical is performed in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Breaking: Andy Karl Will Replace Steve Kazee as Star of PRETTY WOMAN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Three-time Tony Award nominee and Laurence Olivier Award winner Andy Karl will star as 'Edward Lewis' in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL on Broadway. Karl will assume the role from Steve Kazee who departs the production for family reasons. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 10- Christopher Gattelli is the King of Broadway with NEWSIES!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2018

On Day 10 of 30 Days of Tony, we look to a double nominee for his work on My Fair Lady and Spongebob Squarepants the Musical. Christopher Gattelli.  (more...)

Be A Broadway Star Launches New Broadway Games & Accessories For Theatre Fans Of All Ages!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Straight from the stages of Broadway and into living rooms nationwide, Be A Broadway Star LLC announced today the release of three new Broadway products for theatre fans of all ages! Delight the theatre student, educator or fan in your life this Graduation, Mother's Day and Tony Award season! (more...)

MY FAIR LADY's Christopher Gattelli Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Christopher Gattelli has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS's Christopher Gattelli Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Christopher Gattelli has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS. (more...)

Andy Karl Drama Pilot STATIES Passed Over By ABC
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2018

A new drama pilot starring multiple Tony Award nominee, Andy Karl, has been passed over for a full season pick up at ABC, (more...)

FLIES! THE MUSICAL! Gets World Premiere At Pride Arts Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

In a twisted mash-up of WAITING FOR GUFFMAN and GLEE, FLIES! THE MUSICAL! follows the drama kids from Lovely Valley Performing Arts Magnet High School. The students are left behind in an abandoned forest preserve during a "research" retreat for an unauthorized teacher-written musical production of LORD OF THE FLIES. Gradually, things turn savage in a couple of unsupervised hours as the plot points of the novel begin to come true one by one, in song, until eventually the kids are "rescued" by an astonished park ranger (who happens to love musicals) but it's much too late for them to go back to who they were before. FLIES! THE MUSICAL! will open on Today, May 11 at 7:30 pm in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, following previews from May 3-6 and May 10.   (more...)

Just Announced: The Cast Of PERFECT WEDDING!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of PERFECT WEDDING by Robin Hawdon, May 10 - August 12, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets for this international hit farce are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. (more...)

LILIES to be presented at The Bath House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

North Texas-based theatrical and film producers Gordon Kelly and Robin Benson Linek have developed a way for theatre ticket purchases to double as grass roots support for a new production in Dallas; the North Texas premiere of Michael Marc Bouchard's play Lilies, scheduled to start performance at the Bath House Cultural Center on Friday, May 31, 2017. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2018 Bootcamp Weekend Intensive For Showcase Producing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2018 Bootcamp Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 28, 2018 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 5th floor. Registration is $270 for non-members ($225 for TRU members, $290 for Membership/Workshop Package, and $100 for a second attendee). Save $50-$60 with the Early Bird Discount through April 15. (more...)

5th Avenue's KISS ME, KATE Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Rehearsals are in full swing for The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Kiss Me, Kate, which begins performances next Friday, April 6. (more...)

Veteran General Manager Daniel Kuney Forms New Theatrical Management Firm KGM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Veteran General Manager Daniel Kuney has formed KGM, a new full-service theatrical general management firm. Kuney leads the new venture after 16 years of experience as a General Manger both on and Off Broadway. The firm provides producers with a modern new approach that builds upon the best of what has come before while offering the expertise necessary to break ground in a new era of commercial theater. (more...)

MPAC Presents DANCIN' BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Enjoy a dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history when Dancin' Broadway comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 28 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29=$69. (more...)

Ken Davenport And Kurt Deutsch Option Musical Rights To The Griswolds' 'Vacation' Story
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Ken Davenport and Kurt Deutsch announced today that they have optioned the musical rights to the characters from the hit film franchise Vacation by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures to develop a new musical Broadway Vacation. (more...)

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of TABOO This Month at the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Mason Alexander Park and Mimi Imfurst have teamed up to present TABOO 15, a concert of music from Boy George's cult hit musical TABOO in honor of its 15th Anniversary. (more...)

Broadway Vets Lead Cast of Cleveland Play House's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to announce the cast of the high-spirited, interactive musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Broadway and TV actress Ali Stroker (Glee, Deaf West's Production of Spring Awakening) joins Broadway veterans Kirsten Wyatt (Annie, Elf, Shrek), John Scherer (Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Funny Girl), Lee Slobotkin, Chad Burris (both of Book of Mormon), Kay Trinidad Karns (Little Mermaid), and more in this laugh-out-loud musical directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge on the Allen Stage through May 6th. This production is sponsored by Huntington National Bank and Zinner & Co. (more...)

Dare To Defy Productions Presents TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Regret, Worry, Bad Career Choices and the fear of turning 30… we can all relate. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 21, 2018

When I attended the Broadway incarnation of In the Heights, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Accordingly, when they announced their current season, I had the upmost confidence that the showing at the gorgeous The John W. Engeman Theatre was going to be just as stellar. Being the Engeman Theatre, I was proven right. The wonderful production runs through April 29th at the Northport venue masterfully directed by Paul Stancato. (more...)

Photo Coverage: IN THE HEIGHTS Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater's production of IN THE HEIGHTS began on Thursday, March 15 at 8:00pm. The show will run through Sunday, April 29, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: John W. Engeman Theater Stages IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces IN THE HEIGHTS. Performances begin on Thursday, March 15 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, April 29, 2018. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport Acquires Rights to Joy Mangano's Life Story
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Producer Ken Davenport announced today that he has acquired the musical rights to the life of Joy Mangano, best-selling author and one of the most-successful and celebrated product inventors of her time. A creative team will be announced in the future. (more...)

PUFFS Makes Its Australian Premiere Plus Added Performances in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - the hit comedy currently running Off Broadway at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) - celebrates its first ever global expansion with the announcement of the play's Australian premiere in Melborne this May.  In addition to this landmark debut, plans for a U.S. tour and a national broadcast, the PUFFS New York production will expand to seven shows a week this month. (more...)

LILIES to be presented at The Bath House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

North Texas-based theatrical and film producers Gordon Kelly and Robin Benson Linek have developed a way for theatre ticket purchases to double as grass roots support for a new production in Dallas; the North Texas premiere of Michael Marc Bouchard's play Lilies, scheduled to start performance at the Bath House Cultural Center on Friday, May 31, 2017. (more...)

Rejoice! Jubilant Tony-Nominated Broadway Hit SISTER ACT Kicks Off Summer At The Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The hilarious and joy-filled musical comedy smash Sister Act is just weeks away from its big Jupiter debut! (more...)

Fulton Theatre Mounts Biggest Production Yet THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the Fulton Theatre launches The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the theatre's season finale and biggest production of the 2017/2018 season.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame will also be one of the largest shows in the theatre's one hundred sixty six year history. Over ninety cast and choir members will take the stage amidst soaring bell towers, a gypsy village, and the bustling streets of fifteenth century Paris. Beneath the stage, a fourteen piece orchestra will bring to life the incredible music of the timeless classic. (more...)

Lauren Elder, Anthony Galde, and More Lead World Premiere Of MARY AND MAX - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Theatre Calgary's artistic director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway; Carrie, Off-Broadway revival; Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway) is thrilled to officially announce the casting for the world premiere of Mary and Max - A New Musical, with music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by Arima, choreography by Jenn Rapp, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

GRoW @ The Wallis And Broadway Dreams Announce July 2018 Edition Of Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

???????The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway Dreams  announce the 2018 Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive, featuring an all-star faculty roster comprised of Broadway performers, directors, casting directors and choreographers, held July 8 - 15, 2018 at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. The annual weeklong intensive invites future stars of the stage to embark on a rigorous week of Broadway-caliber training-focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance-taught by the brightest and best industry professionals.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Las Vegas - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Las Vegas (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. (more...)

LILIES to be presented at The Bath House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

North Texas-based theatrical and film producers Gordon Kelly and Robin Benson Linek have developed a way for theatre ticket purchases to double as grass roots support for a new production in Dallas; the North Texas premiere of Michael Marc Bouchard's play Lilies, scheduled to start performance at the Bath House Cultural Center today, May 31, 2017. (more...)

Unauthorized Spider-Man Parody, PETER, WHO? Comes To The NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2018

The critically acclaimed parody-musical PETER, WHO? makes its triumphant return to the New York theater scene as an official selection of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Next Writer-Producer Speed Date
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a one-on-one networking event with commercial and indie producers, Writer-Producer Speed Date onJuly 15, 2018 with coaching sessions at 4:30pm and 5:30pm at Studios 353,353 W 48th St, NYC. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to The Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Take a fun-filled journey down the yellow brick road with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers' Edition! (more...)

NewArts and The 1214 Foundation Present Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

NewArts presents Newsies, the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, August 3 -12 at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. The musical is based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899 that shook the ivory towers of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. The history lesson leaps onto the stage with soul-stirring music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography and stars over 120 area youth onstage, backstage and in the orchestra. (more...)

Young People's Concerts Conclude With INSPIRATIONS AND TRIBUTES: THE RIDDLE OF SHOSTAKOVICH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

The 95th season of the New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (YPCs) will conclude on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with "The Riddle of Shostakovich," the fourth program in this season's series, Inspirations and Tributes - each concert exploring how composers influence and pay tribute to each other. Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen will lead the program, featuring selections from Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist Justin Jay Hines (Philharmonic debut) will host the event, written and directed by Kevin Del Aguila. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance Hosts Seminar 'Is There Life After Off-Broadway?'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday April 28th 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at Dare To Defy Production's TICK TICK BOOM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Tick, Tick... BOOM! is a heart breaking and hilarious journey through the dilemmas of real life and the rewards and limitations of dreaming. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larsen, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning composer of Rent, tells his story as he chases his dreams of a successful career in musical theatre. This show is relatable for anyone who has questioned their dream, feared time is passing them by, had a relationship or reached the stage of self-discovery. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Chicago (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 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...)

OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE Hosts Seminar On Touring, Licensing 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday April 28th 2018.  (more...)

Just Announced: The Cast Of PERFECT WEDDING!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of PERFECT WEDDING by Robin Hawdon, May 10 - August 12, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets for this international hit farce are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. (more...)

FLIES! THE MUSICAL! Gets World Premiere At Pride Arts Center, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

In a twisted mash-up of WAITING FOR GUFFMAN and GLEE, FLIES! THE MUSICAL! follows the drama kids from Lovely Valley Performing Arts Magnet High School. The students are left behind in an abandoned forest preserve during a "research" retreat for an unauthorized teacher-written musical production of LORD OF THE FLIES. Gradually, things turn savage in a couple of unsupervised hours as the plot points of the novel begin to come true one by one, in song, until eventually the kids are "rescued" by an astonished park ranger (who happens to love musicals) but it's much too late for them to go back to who they were before. FLIES! THE MUSICAL! will open on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 pm in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, following previews from May 3-6 and May 10.   (more...)

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