American Idiot on Tour


Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 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 West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Something Rotten, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Players By The Sea's AMERICAN IDIOT Is Needed and Important
by Heather Vollman - Jul 28, 2017

Theatre inspires. Incorporated as a viral hashtag during the 2017 Tony season, complete with a Facebook frame that many in the theatre industry have made their permanent statement, the arts community has touted the power of theatre to inspire everyone, if we allow it. But what does it inspire? Theatre inspires change. Theatre inspires growth. Theatre inspires community. Theatre inspires conversation. The list goes on. When a community comes together to tell a story about the entangled lives of three young friends who choose three different paths through the lens of an iconic rock album, theatre inspires understanding. To understand, though, you have to see it. Forget whatever plans you have this weekend or next: if you seek to understand those around you, specifically a younger generation, you must, MUST, get tickets right now to American Idiot at Players By The Sea. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock TUTS This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) presents the talented, young cast of American Idiot, which runs September 15-16 in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

DVR Alert: THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER's Michael Moore to Visit THE VIEW on ABC
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

BWW has learned that on Thursday, August 3 Michael Moore, making his Broadway debut in the limited engagement of his one-man show THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER, will stop by ABC's THE VIEW (more...)

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres Present MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres are back at it again with another stunning theatrical spectacle and musical theatre favourite, Miss Saigon. (more...)

Blank Canvas Theatre Announces Cast of EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre has announced the cast of EQUUS. (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

SPAMILTON Welcomes Chicagoan Becca Brown as New Female Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

'Spamilton,' the critically acclaimed parody of 'Hamilton,' welcomes Chicago actor Becca Brown to the production as the new female star. (more...)

VIDEO: TERMS OF MY SURRENDER's Michael Moore Calls For 'Army Of Satire' Against Trump
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER star Michael Moore discusses his current foray on Broadway and shares his belief that the best way to get under Trump's skin is with an army of satire ... and wants Stephen to enlist! (more...)

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Musical, Starring Uzo Aduba, Begins Workshop Run Tonight at Powerhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 33rd Powerhouse Season celebrates the opening of its highly anticipated musical workshop production of The Secret Life of Bees tonight, July 27, at 8 p.m. at the Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film, with performances continuing on Friday, July 28, Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30. This is the final weekend of the season. (more...)

Michael Moore's THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER Sets Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A rush ticket policy was announced today for the highly-anticipated Broadway debut of Academy Award-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, and political icon Michael Moore in The Terms of My Surrender.  (more...)

9 TO 5 Comes to Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Pushed to their boiling points, coworkers Violet, Judy, and Doralee concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, and bigoted boss. In a hilarious turn of events, they live out their wildest fantasies - giving their boss the boot! While their boss remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought provoking, and even a little romantic. (more...)

Michael Moore to Keep Box Reserved for Special Guest During Run of THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld recently visited rehearsals for Michael Moore's The Terms of My Surrender, which begins previews this Friday. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and the company has just been announced! (more...)

17th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS: All the Winners!
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2017

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards will be announced at a ceremony on starting at 7pm EST Monday 24th July at the Capitol Theatre Sydney. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS & THE BOOK OF MORMON Win Big in Sydney's Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The 2017 Helpmann Awards were presented at a star-studded ceremony tonight, Monday 24 July, in front of a full house at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney on the set of Kinky Boots. (more...)

Josh Radnor, Gideon Glick, Lilli Cooper, and More to Sing SONGS BY ELI BOLIN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

As part of it's New Writers at 54! summer series, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present SON OF SCHMOLIN: MORE SONGS FROM ELI BOLIN on Wednesday, August 2nd at 9:30pm.  (more...)

Local Arizona Theatre Companies Tackle Adult Content in Youth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

In a recent article by AZ Central, local companies have been pushing the envelope when it comes to performing shows with adult content, including Rent, Heathers the Musical, and Spring Awakening. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia Murney
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 24, 2017

On Monday, July 24, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Julia Murney. Murney discusses growing up in New York City where she attended La Guardia High school during the year and the famed Stagedoor Manor during the summer. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Sparks Many Emotions at the Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Jul 24, 2017

The Central New York Playhouse has once again chosen to take on a musical that most audience members would not expect to see at a community theatre. This time, the show is American Idiot, featuring the music of the punk band Green Day, and I applaud Director Liam Fitzpatrick for taking it on. The risks, the choices, and the hardworking people are what make the little 'theatre in the mall' so special. The devotion and dedication is very much evident in this latest production rocking the stage at The Central New York Playhouse. (more...)

Ballet, Symphony, Marcus Roberts Trio and More Join Pompano Beach Cultural Center Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is exploding with talent from the symphony and the ballet to Jamaican music to world renowned pianist, Marcus Roberts….and theatre too! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Luke A Loffelmacher of Alley Kats Tap Company and choreographer of GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at Musical Theatre Southwest
by Beth Leitman - Jul 22, 2017

BWW Interview: Luke A Loffelmacher of Alley Kats Tap Company and MTS's American Idiot (more...)

Cast Complete for THE SONGS OF SAM SALMOND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the Songs of Sam Salmond. Join Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer-lyricist, Sam Salmond, and the stars of Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Great Comet, Hello Dolly, and more for a sneak peak of Salmond's exciting up and coming musicals! Laugh, cry, and dance your way through stories of LGBT heroes, Kickass WWII female factory workers, outcasts, monsters and more! (more...)

Lions and Tigers and Bares, Oh My! Theme Announced For WEST END BARES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Now in its eighth year as the West End's hottest annual fundraiser, join the cast of WEST END BARES as they strip off to see the Wizard in WEST END BARES: RUBY STRIPPERS at The Novello Theatre on Sunday 29 October with performances at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. (more...)

17TH ANNUAL HELPMANN AWARDS Take Place Monday 24 July at Capitol Theatre Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 24 July at 7.00pm at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney on the set of 'Kinky Boots'. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry, and recognises distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017
by - Jul 18, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017. (more...)

VIVIAN, A Musical Ghost Story to Haunt The Lyric Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

CHASE PEACOCK and JESSICA DE MARIA, in partnership with THE ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE, present VIVIAN, a musical ghost story . There are only 5 performances of this brand new musical event: October 11, 12, 13 at 8:00pm and October 14 at 8:00pm and 11:30pm. All performances will take place at The Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square located at 12 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA 30067. (more...)

BWW Previews: JARRAN MUSE HAS INSPIRATIONAL ROLE IN MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Aug 8, 2017

JARRAN MUSE HAS INSPIRATIONAL ROLE IN MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramour's West Hyler's GEORAMA Opens at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, as an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, music and lyrics by co-book writer Matt Schatz, additional music and lyrics plus arrangements by Jack Herrick, musical direction by Jacob Yates, and directed by co-book writer West Hyler. (more...)

VIDEO: TERMS OF MY SURRENDER's Michael Moore Talks Taking Back Washington & More on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Michael Moore, making his Broadway debut in the one-man show THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER, stopped by today's THE VIEW to talk about why Trump won the Presidential election, abolishing the Electoral College, and what Democrats must do to win back Washington. (more...)

LIZZIE Rock Musical to Make Chicago Premiere as Firebrand's Inaugural Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to present its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden.  (more...)

Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin performances for the free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub on Friday, September 1. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS to Bring Breathtaking Magic to Fox Cities PAC Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY will take the stage for three performances in April. (more...)

TERMS OF MY SURRENDER's Michael Moore Helming New Documentary on Donald Trump
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Michael Moore, currently starring on Broadway in his one-man show THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER, has directed a new documentary on President Trump (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Moore Talks Taking Entire Broadway Audience to Protest Trump
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Michael Moore talked to Seth about his one-man Broadway show, THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER, and discusses taking his entire Broadway audience to Trump Tower to protest the President. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY and More Set for REBEKAH M. ALLEN: BAD YEAR/GOOD MUSIC at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stars from Broadway's HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and FUN HOME will gather for "Bad Year/Good Music," featuring the work of emerging musical theater writer Rebekah M. Allen (L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Winner, Best Lyrics/Composition for WE ARE THE TIGERS). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 16th, 2017: Live #Ham4Ham Returns for HAMILTON LA Opening and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lin-Manuel Miranda will be hosting a live #Ham4Ham in celebration of opening night of HAMILTON in LA and more! (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...)

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...)

MARION BRIDGE Set for West Coast Premiere at Son of Semele Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

SJB Productions presents the West Coast Premiere of 'Marion Bridge' by award-winning Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor. The guest production runs September 8 through September 24 for a limited Los Angeles engagement at Son of Semele Theater in Los Angeles. (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...)

Judy Collins, Betty Buckley, Ute Lemper, Nelli McKay and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Joe's Pub is proud to announce the headlining runs of shows for its 2017 Fall Season, running September 6 to November 30! (more...)


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Full Cast Announced for HIGH FIDELITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Neil Gooding Productions (Sweet Charity, Dogfight) and Highway Run Productions (Rent) are thrilled to announce the full cast of HIGH FIDELITY. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from 18 November, High Fidelity is based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE Boogies Into Sheffield This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The smash hit production, Footloose: The Musical comes to the Lyceum Theatre stage from Tuesday 29 August - Saturday 2 September. (more...)

EASTENDERS' Aaron Sidwell to Join the WICKED 2018 UK & Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that EastEnders star Aaron Sidwell will play Fiyero. (more...)

Josh Radnor, Gideon Glick, Lilli Cooper and More to Sing 'SONGS FROM ELI BOLIN' Tomorrow at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

As part of its New Writers at 54! summer series, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present SON OF SCHMOLIN: MORE SONGS FROM ELI BOLIN tomorrow, today, August 2, at 9:30pm. (more...)

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