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Rehearsals Begin Today for MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The cast of Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures' production of Muriel's Wedding The Musical will begin rehearsals today, Monday 25 September, in Sydney. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 25th, 2017: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Opens, Broadway Flea Market, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE Opens, Broadway Flea Market, and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With (mostly)musicals, Returning to Vitello's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Following (mostly)musicals' sold-out July show, independent Means, the series returns to Upstairs at Vitello's on Monday, September 25th at 7:30pm for their 25th edition, SING OUT! (more...)

BWW TV: Maria Friedman, Andrea McArdle, Lee Roy Reams and Winifred Sanderson (?) Preview Their Fall Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 24, 2017

Little orphan Annie, a Brit, a tapper and a witch walk into a bar... Earlier this week, Tony nominee Maria Friedman (Lenny & Steve: September 19-23); Jay Armstrong Johnson (Not So Scary Halloween Party: October 31); Tony nominee Andrea McArdle (An Evening with Andrea McArdle: October 10-14); and Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams (Celebrating 42nd Street: October 6-7) stopped by Feinstein's/54 Below to preview their upcoming shows. (more...)

Novato Theater Company to Stage Broadway Classic CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

Novato Theater Company continues its 2017-208 season with Chicago, Broadway's longest-running American musical, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play about actual criminals and their crimes. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the 'celebrity criminal'. Chicago includes memorable songs like 'All that Jazz,' 'When You're Good to Mama,' and 'All I Care About is Love.' (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 24
by Audition Roundup - Sep 24, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 24, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 23, 2017
by - Sep 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Florida Studio Theatre kicks off its 2017-18 Winter Cabaret season with the musical revue Mack The Knife: The Bobby Darin Songbook. Celebrating the talent of one of the greatest performers of the 20th century, this production spanning a wide range of musical genres opens in the John C. Court Cabaret on October 6, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD is 'Dying' to Greet Fans at Broadway Flea and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week SWEENEY TODD is gearing up for the Broadway Flea Market. Visit their booth to take your chances on Mrs. Lovett's pies! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/23/2017
by - Sep 23, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/23/2017. (more...)

MISERY to Take the Stage in Stephen King's Hometown
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company will present William Goldman's chilling dramatization of Stephen King's Misery, a Maine premiere. The production will run October 12 through November 5 at the Bangor Opera House, in the heart of Stephen King's hometown. (more...)

Rusty Schwimmer to Star in Return of HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Agency Theater Collective announces the Chicago holiday classic Hellcab, starring Rusty Schwimmer, written by Will Kern and directed by The Agency's Managing Director Sommer Austin playing at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., November 11 December 17. (more...)

BWW Feature: BOY at Theatrical Outfit
by Justin Cole Adams - Sep 22, 2017

BOY breaks boundaries to share a heartfelt story that will leave you feeling emotionally vulnerable one moment then having you smile ear to ear the next. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Tusks Shares New Single 'Last'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

TUSKS - aka UK multiinstrumentalist, songwriter, producer and chantreuse Emily Underhill has shared another cut from her forthcoming debut Dissovle (out 10.13 on oNe Little Indian). The latest single, titled Last, is described by Underhill as a bit of a 'f*** you' to a person at the time who she'd invested loads of energy and time into who'd messed her around.' (more...)

Belgian Producer Seige Drops Diverse 'My Lady' EP on ABODE Records
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Showcasing his talent through a brand-new EP, Belgian producer Siege delivers two fresh tracks labelled 'My Lady' and 'Sloeber' on the ABODE label. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Opens Winter Cabaret Season with MACK THE KNIFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Florida Studio Theatre kicks off its 2017-18 Winter Cabaret season with the musical revue Mack The Knife: The Bobby Darin Songbook. (more...)

Keyboardist/Arranger/Composer Pete Levin New CD 'Mobius'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Keyboardist-arranger-composer Pete Levin's ninth solo release, Mo?bius, was recorded live in the studio in two days, capturing the 'no boundaries' spirit of Gil Evans. The music explores textural grooves ranging from straight-ahead bop to funk, world-beat, and the experimental. (more...)

'Sincerely, L. Cohen': A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

SINCERELY, L. COHEN: A LIVE CELEBRATION OF LEONARD COHEN is out today -- what would have been Leonard Cohen's 83rd birthday. The live album is available for streaming and download via the Royal Potato Family. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The full cast has been anounced for The Gateway and Patchogue Theatre's presentation of GFour Productions' international hit show Menopause The Musical on Sunday, October 8 at 2pm, and 7pm, at Patchogue Theatre. (more...)

Patchogue Theatre & The Gateway present MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) and The Gateway will team up for a special presentation of GFour Productions' international hit show 'Menopause The Musical' on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Patchogue Theatre. 'Menopause The Musical' is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived The Change. The full cast has been announced. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

Marques Houston Releases New Single 'Together from Soundtrack For TIL DEATH DO US PART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Singer, songwriter MARQUES HOUSTON, released his latest single today exclusively on iTunes, titled Together, from the soundtrack for the upcoming film, 'TIL DEATH DO US PART, which will be in theatres on September 29. (more...)

SGL Entertainment Releases STRESSED TO KILL on Blu-ray
by Movies News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that they will be releasing STRESSED TO KILL, onto Blu-ray, a Psychological Thrill Ride that will have you Cringing from the beginning to the very end. (more...)

Teens from Broadway and The West End Sign On for #WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Kara Oates, Mavis Simpson-Ernst, and Lucy-Mae Beacock have all signed-on to perform in #WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens, on October 15, 7:00 p.m. at The Green Room 42 in Manhattan's Theater District. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces More Than 100 Italian-American Authors Marching Up Fifth Avenue in the Columbus Citizens Foundation's Annual Columbus Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017


Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 21, 2017
by - Sep 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PLAY THE GOES WRONG Unveils a Portrait So Right at Tony's DiNapoli
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 21, 2017

Earlier this week, the original Broadway and West End cast of the Tony and Olivier Award winning hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong was honored with a Tony's DiNapoli Broadway Wall of Fame portrait at the Times Square eatery after the new company of stars took their curtain call following their first performance at The Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Highland Park Players Present THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Highland Park Players proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, The Pajama Game. The Pajama Game runs October 20th through November 5th at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. Performances are October 20, 21, 27, 28 and November 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 pm and October 22, 29 and November 5 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Milagro Presents EXODO: A Day of the Dead Production Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

How do you carry those you left behind? Milagro's 22nd annual D a de Muertos production brings a new, company devised espect culo built around the theme of diaspora to the stage. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Flies to The Paramount Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Seattle engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Seattle at The Paramount Theatre on Thursday, October 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday October 29. T (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, now through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Purchase of GigaMedia Shares by CEO Cheng-Ming Huang
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017


THE DARK ROOM to Make UK Premiere at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

This November, the UK premiere of Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room (Best New Australian Work, Sydney Theatre Awards) will be staged at Theatre503. This intricately layered psychological thriller takes a sober look at one of the devastating issues of contemporary Australian discourse - the abuse of defenceless children. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Aflac Signs On as Sponsor of Disney XD's DUCKTALES Animated Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Get ready to quack up Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., has signed on as the sponsor of Disney XD's hit new animated comedy-adventure series, DUCKTALES. (more...)

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th Season Will Open On Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season will open on schedule despite a brief interruption for Hurricane Irma. (more...)

Frank Verlizzo and Lillian E. Benson to be Honored at Pratt Institute's Alumni Achievement Awards
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On Saturday, October 7, Pratt Institute's Alumni Achievement Awards 2017 will be presented to five accomplished alumni during a special D ner en Noir catered dining event to be held as part of Alumni Day 2017. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Opens Renovated Facilities with THIS RANDOM WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Roll out the red carpet! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati begins the 2017-2018 Season in its newly renovated theatre with the charming regional premiere of This Random World, a wistful drama by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. This funny, intimate, and heartbreaking story about the power of chance takes audiences on a journey of self-discovery. Playing October 10-November 4, 2017. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Production sponsor is the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. (more...)

Riverbank Performing Arts Academy Now Enrolling for Fall Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After four, highly successful summer theatre camps, Riverbank Performing Arts Academy is offering two fall workshop opportunities for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade! (more...)

2017 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Earlier this month, the Rob Guest Endowment held auditions in Melbourne and Sydney to search for this year's winner of the Rob Guest Endowment Award. (more...)

Francesca Capetta to Star in New Musical LA DOTTORESSA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Francesca Capetta, who just performed at Carnegie Hall in her sold-out solo show 'Francesca Capetta sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration' with Tony Winner Liliane Montevecchi and cabaret singer Stacy Sullivan, will be starring in the leading role of the new musical about Maria Montessori 'La Dottoressa.' (more...)

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Launch the holiday season with KRIS KRINGLE The Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), KRIS KRINGLE The Musical plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW Review: FORUM at Walnut Street Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Sep 20, 2017

Roman playwright Plautius (251-183 BC) wrote farces entitled Pseudolus and Miles Gloriosus; coincidentally, two of the characters in the show. This ancient's inspiration became a gold mine for in 1962 for Composer/Lyricist Stephen Sondheim and authors Burt Shrevelove and Larry Gelbart of M A S H fame. The title derives from a line often used by vaudevillian comedians to begin a bit: a funny thing happened on the way to the theatre . (more...)

Metropolitan Room Announces Partial Line-Up for 24-HOUR MARATHON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

As it bids farewell to its home of 11 years, the Metropolitan Room will present 24 continuous hours of free-wheeling entertainment -- from Sunday September 24 at 9pm, to Monday September 25 at 9pm. Featuring a mind-boggling 144 individual acts, with over a dozen emcees, and a battalion of musicians, technicians and hangers-on, the Metropolitan Room's 3rd annual Cabaret Marathon Extravaganza It's a Tradition was spawned by the Metropolitan Room's first record-setting (60-hour) entertainment marathon in January 2015. That massive undertaking shattered the Guinness World Record for longest variety show ever. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Slates 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series, Launch Writers & Tow Resident
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-2018 Amplified Reading Series selections, presenting six bold new plays throughout Atlantic's season with an expanded rehearsal process for more meaningful engagement with the material and the playwright. (more...)

BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kelli O'Hara & Faith Prince Headed for The Herbst in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky will return to San Francisco for the 2017/18 season with a move to the Herbst Theatre at the iconic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. (more...)

South African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by David Fick - Sep 19, 2017

As reported on BroadwayWorld yesterday, the complete cast for the US National Tour of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS, has been announced. Featured in the cast in the role of Don is South African-born Adam du Plessis, whom audiences may recall seeing in productions like THE LAST 5 YEARS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH and CATS. (more...)

Sing Hallelujah As Pilkington Musical Theatre Company present SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Following on from the recent successes of Addams Family, Acorn Antiques The Musical and last year's sell out show Annie, Pilkington Musical Theatre Company will be bringing the hilarious and heavenly Sister Act The Musical to the stage at St Helens Theatre Royal from Thu 12 Sat 14 October. (more...)

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