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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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A madcap farce aboard a ship bound for England has Reno trying to help the stowaway Billy to find his true love, who is travelling aboard. Gangsters, molls, mistaken identity, and topical humor abound.


Music Theater Works Announces HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING for Ages 13 to 18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Music Theater Works is currently auditioning teens for the summer youth production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Rehearsals are June 13 through 28, at the Music Theater Works rehearsal center, 516 4th Street in Wilmette. The free public performance on Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 pm, is at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Christopher Plummer to Star in CLIFFS OF FREEDOM
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Patti LuPone will return to the film world in the historical epic, 'Cliffs of Freedom' with Christopher Plummer. The film depicts the start of the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and is directed by Van Ling, who co-wrote the screenplay with Marianne Metropoulos and Kevin Bernhardt.  (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's Chers Everywhere! Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond Talk All Things THE CHER SHOW!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 8, 2019

When in comes to portraying one of pop culture's biggest superstars of all time, it takes not one... not two... but three Broadway powerhouses to bring her to life onstage. Cher is on Broadway this season, played at three stages of her life by the incomparable Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond. Below, watch as Richard Ridge checks in with all three leading ladies as they chat about becoming the Star, Lady and Babe, wearing her iconic clothes, and what they've already learned from the living legend! (more...)

Retreat To Broadway Launches National Arts Education Initiative Focused On RENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Retreat to Broadway, a national non-profit project that pairs innovative programming with live theater, is launching their second national arts education initiative focused on the groundbreaking musical, RENT. Not only does Retreat to Broadway want to help increase viewership for Fox's national telecast of 'RENT Live!' on January 27, but they also want to provide a unique framework to discuss the important themes RENT presents its audiences: celebrating differences, empathy, cultural diversity, addiction, mindfulness, conflict resolution, acceptance of self and others, etc. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents OPEN SPECTRUM: BRILLIANT DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

As part of its Open Spectrum series, New York Live Arts is hosting a discussion on mental health in the arts community. Moderated by Latina feminist mental health activist Dior Vargas, the panel will include multidisciplinary artist A'Driane Nieves aka addyeB, poet/artist/cultural worker Caits Meissner, writer/photojournalist Loubna Mrie, and professional ballerina/mental health advocate/singer Sydney Magruder Washington. The forum is curated by culture creator/marketing strategist Brian Tate. (more...)

Birdland Presents Monty Alexander And More Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of THE PROM Performs Live on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2019

This morning, some of the cast of the hit Broadway musical comedy, THE PROM, perform 'It's Time to Dance' in Good Morning America's Times Square studio. (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

The New York Pops Will Honor Nat King Cole's Centennial February 8 At Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, pays tribute to Nat King Cole's centennial with Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends on Friday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Feature: BroadwayWorld's Salt Lake City Reviewers Select 2018's Best of Theater
by Blair Howell - Jan 2, 2019

1. FUN HOME, Salt Lake Acting Company (saltlakeactingcompany.org) The stirring performances under the expert direction of Jason Bowcutt, who guided the cast from melancholy to zany in a heartbeat, made this premiere production hauntingly moving. Hailee Olenberger was utterly astonishing in the pivotal role of Medium Alison, perfectly capturing the awkward joy of first love and discovery of her sexuality. The live band, assuredly led by David Evanoff, was an additional reason for this reviewer to see FUN HOME three times. (more...)

Sutton Foster To Perform With St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announced two-time Tony award-winning actress and singer Sutton Foster will perform for one night only with the SLSO at Powell Hall on Saturday, February 23, 2019. (more...)

Birdland Presents The John Pizzarelli Big Band And More Week Of January 28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mirada
by Lily Lim - Jan 17, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Opens in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23. The Sydney season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre commences with previews from June 28 and opening night July 4. (more...)

Sutton Foster Returns To Cafe Carlyle in June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Two-time Tony-winning actress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster returns to Cafe Carlyle, June 11-22. At Cafe Carlyle, she'll perform Broadway favorites and original recordings, focusing on selections from her new album, Take Me to the World, and stories of how being a mother of a two-year-old has informed her work and changed her life. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner STATE OF THE UNION Comes to Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse revives Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's witty and apposite Pulitzer Winner, STATE OF THE UNION.  The limited run from February 8 through March 10, 2019, will be at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER: THE TED BUNDY TAPES
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2019

Netflix has released the trailer for CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER: THE TED BUNDY TAPES, which features exclusive, never-before-heard audio interviews with Ted Bundy from death row. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew Of Porchlight Revisits CAN CAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre continues its "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Can-Can, music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Abe Burrows with direction by Adrian Abel Azevedo, musical direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker.  Porchlight Revisits Can-Can is presented for three performances-only Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Two-show discounted subscriptions and single tickets for $37 are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

Yuja Wang Continues Season-Long Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Internationally-acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang continues her season-long Perspectives series this February, launching into performances that offer creative collaborations, reunions with recital partners and artists who have influenced her career, and a night of classical music comedy-all displaying the pianist's eclectic interests and musical versatility. (more...)

Christine & Tom Sing The Mildly Amusing Songs Of Eli Pasic!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Irritating audiences since 2012, Eli Pasic and his mildly amusing songs will make a one-night-only appearance at Jazz Bistro on Tuesday, February 12th (at 7PM) featuring stage performers CHRISTINE MCKEON and TOM FINN! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels Over The Rainbow To Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Society for the Performing Arts presents the greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ. THE WIZARD OF OZ touches down in Houston at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts from February 23-24 for four shows. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Baltimore Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Cleveland Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Washington, DC Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Sutton Foster Lights-Up Christmas On PBS And Detroit Public Television
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Sutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who has performed in 11 Broadway shows and originated roles in the Broadway productions of Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical, and her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

Cast Announced For THE BALTIMORE WALTZ From The Keegan Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

The Keegan Theatre announces the cast and creative team of Paula Vogel's award-winning dramatic farce THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, opening on January 19, 2019.  Directed by Keegan Theatre Artistic Director Susan Marie Rhea, THE BALTIMORE WALTZ features Helen Hayes Award-winning actor Michael Innocenti (Carl), Brianna Letourneau (Anna) and Ray Ficca (The Third Man). (more...)

Photo Flashback: Patti LuPone Plays The Savoy in 1981
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2018

We're taking you into the BroadwayWorld archives with this flashback photo! This billboard depicted Patti LuPone, advertising her engagement at The Savoy in May 1981. (more...)

BYU Theatre Workshops Frank Wildhorn Musical WONDERLAND For Production
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

The contemporary adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland' encourages audiences to dream big and reconnect with their inner child (more...)

Two-Time Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster Brings One-Woman Show To The Eccles Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Expanding on its traditional New Year's Eve Celebration, the Park City Institute announced a full evening of festivities, open to residents and visitors all. The evening begins at 8:00 P.M., with a performance from two-time Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist, Sutton Foster, in her critically-acclaimed one-woman show. Following the performance, the celebration continues at Tupelo, 508 Main Street, featuring festive cocktails, an elegant supper menu from James Beard-featured chef, Matt Harris, and dancing past midnight. (more...)

THE PROM's Creator Invites Mike Pence to See The Show
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 19, 2018

According to NBC, the creators of The Prom are reaching out to Vice President Mike Pence to invite him to see the show. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Washington, DC Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

James Barbour & More Will Lead McCoy Rigby's 1776 At La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

LaMirada and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Baltimore Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Naomi Campbell, Marc Jacobs, Lilli Cooper and More Feature in A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS, the holiday musical revue from the creative team behind the hit musicals Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical and An Evening With Phyllis Hyman, returned to New York City this weekend (performed Saturday, December 15th at 8:00 pm and Sunday December 16th at 2:00 pm) at The Actor's Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Cleveland Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents OPEN SPECTRUM: BRILLIANT DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

As part of its Open Spectrum series, New York Live Arts is hosting a discussion on mental health in the arts community. Moderated by Latina feminist mental health activist Dior Vargas, the panel will include multidisciplinary artist A'Driane Nieves aka addyeB, poet/artist/cultural worker Caits Meissner, writer/photojournalist Loubna Mrie, and professional ballerina/mental health advocate/singer Sydney Magruder Washington. The forum is curated by culture creator/marketing strategist Brian Tate. (more...)

Bid Now on 2 Orchestra Seats to THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour & Private Backstage Tour with Ron Bohmer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

The lucky winner and their guest will have a theater experience unlike any other! You and your guest will receive 2 orchestra seats to the national tour of 9 time Tony-winning The Book of Mormon! After the show, you and your lucky guest will receive a private exclusive backstage tour led by The Book of Mormon star and Broadway favorite Ron Bohmer ('Price's Dad' in The Book of Mormon). (more...)

Bid Now on a 1-Hour Vocal Coaching Session with Broadway Star, Ron Bohmer, Via Skype
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

It's time to run through your scales, get opinions on audition songs and sing out with one of Broadway's best, Ron Bohmer! (more...)

Stars of THE CHER SHOW Join Lineup at BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

BroadwayCon has announced today that the new bio musical The Cher Show has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 MainStage lineup. As part of the Spotlight series, the panel will feature cast members STEPHANIE J. BLOCK (Star), TEAL WICKS (Lady), MICAELA DIAMOND (Babe), JARROD SPECTOR (Sonny Bono), MICHAEL BERRESSE (Bob Mackie/Robert Altman/Frank), MICHAEL CAMPAYNO (Rob Camilletti/Lee), and MATTHEW HYDZIK (Gregg Allman/John Southall) on Friday, January 11, at 4:15 p.m. (more...)

Birdland Announces January 2019 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Dynamic Duo At Winter Park Playhouse Sing New Cabaret Jan 16 And 17, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

The Winter Park Playhouse opens their Spotlight Cabaret Series new year with double the fun, as both Lindsay Nantz and Kate Zaloumes premiere a new cabaret, Better Together!  January 16 and 17, 2019.  (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES at Arena Stage - Get On Board For A 'De-Lovely' Voyage of Music and Dance
by Charles Shubow - Dec 14, 2018

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith's gift to Baltimore/Washington theater patrons this season is just plain delightful. (more...)

BWW Review: A WONDER IN MY SOUL at Baltimore Center Stage - It's Powerful, Provocative, and Poignant
by Charles Shubow - Dec 13, 2018

When I heard about the topic of the new Baltimore Center Stage production of A WONDER IN MY SOUL, I initially thought it would be a female version of the film 'Barber Shop' Well, let me tell you, it is NOT!!!! (more...)

More Exciting Programming Coming Up This Week At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 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...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. (more...)

Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

Win 2 Tickets to Broadway's THE PROM With a Backstage Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

The ultimate gift for any Broadway and theater fan! (more...)

Harris Center Presents The National Tour Of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

There truly is no place like home, as the national tour of the greatest family musical of all time makes its regional premiere. When the tornado touches down - transporting you to a dazzling Oz - a lavish rendition of the classic tale takes Dorothy, Toto, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow down the Yellow Brick Road. It's a spectacular on-stage celebration of the 1939 film, with munchkins and flying monkeys born of breathtaking special effects, and a land brought to life with dazzling choreography. (more...)

Reading Of A New Musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL Comes to The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

The new musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL will have industry presentation on Friday, December 14 at 2PM at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre Center. BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL is directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell, revivial) with book by Richard John Lewis (Hotel Accommodations), music and lyrics by Scott Wilkinson and casting by Michael Cassara. (more...)

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