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VIOLET At Ozark Actors Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

The full cast and creative team have been assembled for Ozark Actors Theatre's upcoming production of the Jeanine Tesori musical Violet. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with TDF's Victoria Bailey!
by Broadway's Backbone - May 9, 2018

In this episode: Victoria Bailey, Executive Director of TDF, talks about TKTS celebrating 45 years and parent company TDF celebrating 50 years in 2018. TDF (Theatre Development Fund) is an organization that believes the performing arts should be available to everybody. They sell the idea of going to all theatre, not shows in particular and that Broadway is for everyone. Victoria Bailey has been with the company for 17 years, started at Yale, and was the GM at MTC for 19 years. She believes that theatre creates empathy for lives different than our own, that TDF/TKTS has created theatre goers for generations, and is a prime example of having a successful life in the arts separate from the footlights. (more...)

Award Winning Production of THE INVISIBLE HAND Opens At TheaterWorks, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director announced today that TheaterWorks  will present the Westport Country Playhouse's acclaimed production of THE INVISIBLE HAND by Ayad Akhtar, May 24 through June 23, 2018.  THE INVISIBLE HAND is the fourth show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season. (more...)

Former Broadway Kids Return to the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Back to Before: Former Broadway Kids Return to the Stage on June 3rd at 9:30 PM. Ever wonder what happened to your favorite millennial Broadway child star? They're now old enough to play their "parents"! Come hear these former child actors sing songs from the shows they were in and hear untold stories about what it's like balancing school, homework, and just being a regular kid with regular kid problems. Written and hosted by Laura Heywood (@BroadwayGirlNYC) with musical direction by Nissa Kahle. (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...)

Beth Malone Joins Cast of ANGELS IN AMERICA Full-Time
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2018

It has been announced that Tony-nominated actor Beth Malone will assume the role of 'The Angel' in Broadway's Angels in America full-time beginning May 23rd. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Comes to The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Performances begin on Thursday, May 17 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, July 1, 2018. (more...)

Tony Danza, Broadway Loves Gwen Stefani, and More Lead Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 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. (more...)

Orpheum Announces Recipients Of 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the Orpheum Theatre Group announced the recipients of the 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Kara Lindsay, Ken Page and More Announced For 2018 Broadway At Music Circus Season in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Broadway Sacramento has confirmed casting for the six shows in the 68th Broadway At Music Circus season. The casts include a number of Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Broadway At Music Circus debuts-and audience favorites from previous Broadway At Music Circus productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

This Ain't No Disco is now in rehearsal prepping for their run June 29 - August 12, 2018 at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater. Get a first look at the company below! (more...)

BWW Review: The Classic SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - May 23, 2018

Singin' In The Rain, the classic Tony nominated musical based on the wildly famous MGM film, is certainly a must see among theatre attendees. With a Screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Greene and Music by Naico Herb Brown & Arthur Freedes, the incarnation at Northport's John W. Engeman Theatre will surely have you leaving the theatre with a smile. Running through July 1st, closing out their dazzling 11th season, the delightful incarnation is strongly directed by Engeman vet Drew Humphrey. (more...)

TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special 'Mad About Musicals!'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Memphis (previews begin April 19) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. (more...)

Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson Are DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES Champions!
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2018

After three weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advanced to the finals¬†of ¬ďDancing with the Stars: Athletes,¬Ē¬†live on¬†MONDAY, MAY 21¬†(8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. It's been a very close race this season, and each and every couple stepped up to the plate and gave their all on the ballroom floor. (more...)

Photo Flash: DO RE MI Takes the Stage at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

Photo Flash: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Dances Into The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Performances begin on Thursday, May 17 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, July 1, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of John W. Engeman Theater Northport's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2018

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927 and Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the toast of Tinseltown - until 'talkies' come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film - the greatest movie musical ever made. But have you seen it live? (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2018

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927 and Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the toast of Tinseltown - until 'talkies' come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film - the greatest movie musical ever made. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the opening night after party. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 20, 2018
by - May 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Carrie St Louis Joins Isaac Sutton's CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

International theater and concert headliner ISAAC SUTTON will welcome Broadway Star Carrie St. Louis (Kinky Boots, Wicked and Rock of Ages) as a very special guest at Northshore Tower Theater in NYC on May 6.  (more...)

BWW Review: Arts Bringing the Community Together: MIDCOAST MAINE'S GOT TALENT 2018
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - May 19, 2018

To an audience used to the likes of today's television talent show formats -The Voice, American Idol with their fiercely competitive, instant celebrity emphasis and often abrasive judging - the annual Midcoast Maine's Got Talent seems to hark back to a gentler era and a more positive model to showcase aspiring performers. Each year the Brunswick Rotary Club puts together this gala as a fundraiser for its social and civic programs, but also as a community service to help nurture the arts in Maine and to create an audience for the creativity and expression that artists provide. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 16, 2018
by - May 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHELETES on ABC - Monday, May 21
by TV Scoop - May 16, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHELETES , airing on ABC on Monday, May 21, 2018! (more...)

Centaur Theatre Reveals Artists In First Two Plays Of Season 50
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Pharus has an angelic voice destined to praise God through Gospel music. Can his classmates, their parents, and the Drew School for African-American boys accept the person behind the voice? (more...)

VTA'S 2018 Summer Cool Films Series Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

???????Victoria Theatre Association's announces the 201 Summer Cool Films Series line-up running July 6-Aug. 26, plus titles for Reel Late at the Vic late night movies!  Passbooks and -new- individual tickets for the series go on sale May 14 at Ticket Center Stage.  Call (937) 228-3630, toll free (888) 228-3630 or purchase online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep's PTI Ensemble Performs LOST GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the World Premiere production of Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower performed by the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble this July 19-22, 2018 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance  of Lost Girl where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Lulu Fall, and More Star in Atlantic's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the world premiere production of This Ain't No Disco, a new musical from Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers). (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...)

Further Casting Announced For THE LIGHT PRINCESS In Concert At Cadogan Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Club 11 London & Alex Parker Theatre Company in partnership are excited to announce further casting for The Light Princess in Concert, featuring already announced Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser, at Cadogan Hall at 630pm, Sunday 1st July 2018, directed by Paul Foster and musical direction under Alex Parker. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STAGE LIFE at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel (Return to Spoon River, Accentuate the Positive, Traveling Papers). (more...)

Agnus Stephenson Presents The 2018 Aggy Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Agnus Stephenson, the "acting teacher with a voice of gold" (The Minneapolis Daily Record) presents THE 17th ANNUAL AGNUS STEPHENSON (AGGY) AWARDS, honoring her students for distinguished achievement on Broadway. Agnus is lauded as the premier acting teacher in the Northern Hemisphere, given her extraordinary ability to tug at the heartstrings of her students by performing in class. 'I deserve these honors because I made all of these Broadway shows happen,' says Stephenson. Her "I'm glad I'm not as talentless as the majority of my students" approach has propelled her proteges to Television, Film and Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, May 1- Light the Lights! Bernadette Peters Returns to Broadway in GYPSY
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2018

On this day in 2003, the curtain went up on the legendary Bernadette Peters as Mama Rose in Gypsy on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: Gary Barlow, Tim Firth and the cast of CALENDAR GIRLS Visit Yorkshire
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

The new cast of CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical met for the first time with the original Calendar Girls themselves in the beautiful village of Burnsall in the Yorkshire Dales and the original Calendar Girls couldn't be happier with this new cast.  (more...)

Project Broadway Returns to Symphony Space with a Jerry Herman Retrospective, Rebecca Luker, Merideth Kaye Clark, and Noah Racey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Project Broadway returns to Symphony Space (more...)

Warwick Davis And Kevin Wood Announce Return Of EUGENIUS! At The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

After a triumphant run at The Other Palace at the beginning of the year, Warwick Davis and Kevin Wood are delighted to announce the return of the original British musical "EUGENIUS!" at The Other Palace from 1 September to 7 October. Further details and casting to be announced. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Phil LaDuca Teases Release of New Shoe on BROADWAY'S BACKBONE!
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 26, 2018

In this episode: Broadway's Shannon Lewis grew up in a rural Canadian suburb and at age 19 was hand picked by Susan Stroman to make her Broadway debut, after a 'Crazy for You' casting director saw her in a Toronto theme park show. The essence of this podcast is having integrity, the importance of the respect of your peers, and to have your talent and drive ready, so that when someone opens a door for you, you can walk right in. With an impeccable work ethic that takes every opportunity seriously; whether in the ensemble, as a deputy, or as a principle; as well as having Gwen Verdon as a champion, the real Shannon Lewis is coming out of hiding. @realshanlew  (more...)

Orpheum Announces Nominees for 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

On Thursday, May 24 at 7pm, students and supporters from 29 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 9th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, and Dean HD and other generous sponsors. Modeled after the Tony¬ģ Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Closes Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, present the third and final show in its 2017 2018 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews. CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 25 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 1 at 8pm, with tickets on sale through Sunday, July 15 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for INTO THE WOODS at The Cockpit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

This May, All Star Productions - Winner of the Best Producer in the Off-West End Awards 2018 - join forces with Trilby Productions to bring their fresh new adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods to The Cockpit. Performed in the round, this darkly comic production has been given a 21st century twist with an ensemble of seventeen larger-than-life characters drawn from modern day Britain. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Det Ny Teater
by Erik-Kristian Husted - Apr 21, 2018

I have heard the Book of Mormon soundtrack, so many times, and I was excited to finally see it on stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Sasha Regan's All-Male IOLANTHE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

A dynamic all-male cast have been announced for the return of Sasha Regan's most critically acclaimed production, Iolanthe - one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous operettas. Check them out in rehearsal below! (more...)

Australian Cabaret Duo Bound For Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

After a successful workshop Above The Arts Theatre in London's West End, producer Joe C Brown in association with The MC Showroom will present a Melbourne run of the comedy cabaret The Worst Little Warehouse In London. (more...)

BWW Previews: LITTLE BLACK DRESS MUSICAL CHRONICLES STAGES OF LIFE WITH HUMOR AND HEART at The Straz Center
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Apr 19, 2018

LITTLE BLACK DRESS MUSICAL CHRONICLES STAGES OF LIFE WITH HUMOR AND HEART at The Straz Center (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Audra McDonald
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 15, 2018

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald returned for her 7th appearance with the Celebrity Series on Friday night at Symphony Hall. Accompanied by a virtuoso trio of Brian Hertz on piano, Mark Vanderpoel on bass, and Gene Lewin on drums, she held the audience in her sway for close to 100 sublime, uninterrupted minutes. (more...)

Photo Flash: The SWAP Cabaret At The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Monday, April 9th marked the first edition of the SWAP (Songs With Another Perspective) Cabaret, produced and directed by Alex Beck. Twenty-two artists sang gender-swapped songs from 100 years of the musical theatre cannon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fane Productions Present I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL at Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical sets out to present everything that you could possibly want to know about being a musical theatre performer¬Ö if only there were any who would dare to admit it. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For the London Workshop of EMMA, A New Musical Based on the Novel by Jane Austen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Full casting is announced today for the London workshop of EMMA, A New Musical, based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Thom Southerland. (more...)

STAGE LIFE to Premiere Off-Broadway Starring Brittney Lee Hamilton, Judy McLane, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel. (more...)

10 on Tuesday with THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Keslie Ward
by Misha Davenport - Apr 10, 2018

10 on Tuesday with THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Keslie Ward (more...)

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