Avenue Q on Tour


Megan Armstrong, Jasmine Beel, and More Will Lead AVENUE Q UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Guess Q's back! The naughtiest puppets in town will be coming to a venue near you as comedy musical Avenue Q returns next year to tour the UK with all of your favourite fuzzy friends, opening at Portsmouth Kings Theatre 25 January 2019. (more...)

AVENUE Q Comes To Storyhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Guess Q's back! The naughtiest puppets in town will be coming to Chester as comedy musical Avenue Q returns next year to tour the UK with all of your favourite fuzzy friends, opening at Portsmouth Kings Theatre 25 January 2019. The show will stop at Storyhouse from 25 February for one week only! (more...)

AVENUE Q Debuts First-Ever Interactive Holiday Calendar Throughout December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, Avenue Q announces the first-ever INTERACTIVE Avenue Q HOLIDAY CALENDAR! From December 1st through the 25th, the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q - now in its 16th year in NYC - will release special holiday-themed content and the opportunity to win fun Q prizes online (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Keeps Audience Laughing at Cincinnati Aronoff
by Abby Rowold - Nov 30, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong, playing at the Aronoff through December 2nd, features very good actors acting like very bad actors: an amateur drama club putting on a dismal failure of a murder mystery - and it is the most brilliant dismal failure we've seen on stage since Noises Off. (more...)

Review Roundup: COME FROM AWAY Lands in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Come From Away on tour has landed in Los Angeles! The touring production of Come From Away stars Kevin Carolan (Disney's Newsies), Harter Clingman (Peter and The Starcatcher), Nick Duckart (In the Heights), Chamblee Ferguson, Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock the Musical), Julie Johnson (Memphis), Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Megan McGinnis (Les Miserables), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Emily Walton (August Osage County), Marika Aubrey, Jane Bunting, Michael Brian Dunn, Julie Garnye, Adam Halpin, Aaron Michael Ray. (more...)

Photo Flash: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates Opening Night at the Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

The First National Tour of "Come From Away" opened its Los Angeles engagement on Wednesday, November 28. The Tony Award-winning musical continues through January 6, 2019, at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Just in time for the holidays, a completely re-envisioned version of the classic Broadway musical is set to dazzle on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage November 27 - December 16. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On HOLIDAY INN At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, based on the film from Universal Pictures, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, and book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Performances Wednesday, November 21, 2018, and will continue through Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). (more...)

Cast Members from MY FAIR LADY, CURSED CHILD, and More to Appear in BC/EFA's RED BUCKET FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Six weeks of fundraising will culminate in an extravaganza of Broadway stars, extraordinary ensembles and one-of-a-kind performances at Red Bucket Follies at 4:30 pm on Monday, December 3, and at 2 pm on Tuesday, December 4. The show is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Lottery Ticket Policy Announced For THE BOOK OF MORMON at Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, playing at Detroit's Fisher Theatre, December 4 - 9, 2018.  The production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at the International Premiere of WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

The hit musical Waitress opened on November 9, 2018, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City, Manila, Philippines. Based on the beloved film by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress features music and lyrics from six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ('Love Song,' 'Brave') and book by Jessie Nelson. Waitress tells the story of a pie maker named Jenna who, despite the mundanity of her life, finds comfort and reckoning in the simple magic of baking. With the help of her two friends, Dawn and Becky, she dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage and musters the courage to change her life for the better. (more...)

Tony-Winning Musical COME FROM AWAY Opens At The Ahmanson Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

The First National Tour of "Come From Away" will open its Los Angeles engagement on Wednesday, November 28. The Tony Award-winning musical continues through January 6, 2019, at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Fisher Theatre is Laugh Out Loud Funny from the Very First Doorbell Ring!
by Katie Laban - Dec 9, 2018

Hello! Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, is here in Detroit at the Fisher Theatre through December 9th for a limited engagement. From the creators of South Park and Avenue Q, it was a night of theatre that they will never forget and made them laugh until they cried. This hilarious musical did not disappoint audiences on its return visit and had them amused from the first doorbell ring to very last one by the talented cast on stage. (more...)

Seacoast Rep Expands Staff, Re-Establishes Resident Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Seacoast Repertory Theatre is expanding. The historic local theatre has made new additions to its team as it gears up for an ambitious 2019 season of shows, now shared between the historic theatre on Bow street and the STAR Theatre in Kittery. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA To Haunt Dallas Summer Musicals This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to Dallas, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America at The Music Hall at Fair Park December 19 through January 6. (more...)

Back By Popular Demand THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Mirvish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played sold out engagements in 2013, 2014 and 2017 returns to Toronto for a limited engagement June 11 - 23, 2019 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.  Tickets will go on sale online on Monday December 17 at 12:01 AM and are available by visiting Mirvish.com, or by phone at 9:00 AM by calling TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. Tickets will also be available in person at the Mirvish Theatre during regular box office hours. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420.  (more...)

Scott Chaloff Joins Seller Suarez Productions as Head of TV and Film Development
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Scott Chaloff has joined Seller Suarez Productions as Head of Development for Television and Film. In his new position, Chaloff will develop new material for Seller Suarez's first look deal at Universal Television and build out a feature slate. (more...)

WINTERTIDE Cheers Gordon Square This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

WINTERTIDE at Gordon Square, now in its third year, features an expanded main stage, complete with a beer garden, fire pits and s'mores, pop-up musical acts in retail shops and restaurants, wandering performances, a kids' zone including photos with Santa, a free trolley back and forth to Cleveland Bazaar Holiday! at 78th Street Studios, and so much more! (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces Cast Of BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the director and full cast for the Philadelphia premiere of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's sweeping musical version of the best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County. The production is the second of the inaugural season under Producing Artistic Director Paige Price. For Bridges, Price has tapped Mark Martino to direct a cast rich with local theatre stars and Barrymore Award-winners, alongside actors with notable national and Broadway credits. The cast is led by Philadelphia actress Sarah Gliko and PA Native and Broadway actor Gregg Goodbrod.  Recent Barrymore Award winner Amanda Morton (Passing Strange, Wilma Theater) will serve as the Music Director. The Bridges of Madison County runs February 8-March 3, 2019 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's stage at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street. Single tickets and subscriptions are on sale now and available at the box office, online at philatheatreco.org or by phone at 215-985-0420. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at BC/EFA's Record-Breaking RED BUCKET FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Equality, inclusion and joy permeated the performances at this year's poignant and record-breaking Red Bucket Follies. The show celebrated six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising by 67 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See highlights from the evening below! (more...)

Red Bucket Follies Raises Record-Breaking $6,113,301; HAMILTON Tour Is Top Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Equality, inclusion and joy permeated the performances at this year's poignant and record-breaking Red Bucket Follies. The show celebrated six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising by 67 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY On Sale In Vancouver This Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Vancouver is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Vancouver debut at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a limited engagement March 5-10, 2019. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY In Edmonton Tickets On Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

EDMONTON is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its EDMONTON debut at the NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUDITORIUM for a limited engagement January 1 to 6, 2019. COME FROM AWAY tickets are on sale starting December 10 and are available BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca, ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. Broadway Across Canada Subscribers can visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call by calling 1.866.542.7469. Ticket prices start at $30.00. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago's AVENUE Q Will Close December 30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

A mainstay of the Belmont Theater District, Mercury Theater Chicago's critically acclaimed production of Avenue Q moves into its final weeks with a closing date of December 30. With incredible runs on the Mercury stage in 2014 and 2018, this lovingly revived Broadway musical comedy appealed to the heart and humor of more than 40,000 audience members, earning widespread critical acclaim with coverage from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" and WGN Radio, and awards from Broadway World and the Joseph Jefferson awards, including 12 Broadway World Award nominations for the 2018 production. By its closing date, Avenue Q will have played 355 performances over 12 months, placing it as one of the longest-running homegrown musicals in Chicago history. (more...)

Strange Sun Theater's WICKEDEST WOMAN Finds Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

CASTING IS COMPLETE for the World Premiere of WICKEDEST WOMAN by Jessica Bashline directed by Melissa Crespo. (more...)

Marina Kondo, Sari Koppel, And Skylar Okerstrom-Lang Join Ben Lohrberg: Dream With Me At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ben Lohrberg's New York and Feinstein's/54 Below cabaret debut in Dream with Me. With his charming wit and "powerful, yet sweet vibrato" (Revue West Michigan), Ben sings the music of Leonard Bernstein, Jeff Buckley, Harry Nilsson, Stephen Sondheim, and many others to create a rich tapestry of dreams sure to ease your mind and melt your heart. Joining Ben and previously announced special guest Erin Mackey will be Marina Kondo, Sari Koppel, and Skylar Okerstrom-Lang. Marina Kondo has appeared in the National Tour of Lincoln Center's The King & I; Off-Broadway: K- POP (MWE) Regional: Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aida at The MUNY. As a musical ambassador of Japan she performs internationally. A proud recent graduate of The University of Michigan and an alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Atlanta Awards; THE COLOR PURPLE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Atlanta 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...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Chicago Awards; WICKED Leads Best Tour!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago 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...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Phoenix Awards; NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Phoenix 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...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Pittsburgh Awards; AVENUE Q Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh 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...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW San Diego Awards; FUN HOME Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Diego 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...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW South Africa Awards; THE COLOR PURPLE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld South Africa 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...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Washington, DC Awards; THE WIZ Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month 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...)

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for December 3, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, including a number of holiday season offerings to put you in the Christmas spirit, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for December 3, 2018, to help you plot your course through the beginning of a new year... (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins December 18th at Old National Centre in Indianapolis and plays a limited one-week engagement through Sunday, December 23rd. (more...)

BWW Review: "Special" AVENUE Q at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Dec 11, 2018

It has been said that dying is easy, farce is hard to do! And, 'Avenue Q,' the delightful, satirical, coming of age parable by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, is farce at its highest level. (more...)

AVENUE Q Will Close After 15 Years in NYC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Avenue Q – winner of three 2004 Tony Awards including Best Musical – will conclude its celebrated 15+ year run in New York on April 28, 2019, it has been announced by the show's producers. Produced by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group, Avenue Q will have played a total of 6537 performances upon closing: from its first Broadway preview on July 14, 2003 to its final performance at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) on April 28 next year. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Philadelphia Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia 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...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Phoenix Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Phoenix 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...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Pittsburgh Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh 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...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW San Diego Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Diego 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...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW South Africa Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld South Africa 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...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Washington, DC Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 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...)

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for December 10, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, including a number of holiday season offerings to put you in the Christmas spirit, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for December 3, 2018, to help you plot your course through the first few weeks of 2019... (more...)

AVENUE Q Comes To Gettysburg In January!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located inside 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, will kick off its 11th Season with the musical comedy Avenue Q. Winner 2004 Tony Award Triple Crown with Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Avenue Q is (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2018 Announced in Nashville Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2018

In anticipation of the gala 30th anniversary celebration of The First Night Awards, Tennessee's best and brightest in live theater were revealed tonight as First Night's Top Ten of 2018 - reviewer and critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual recognition for theater in the Volunteer State - were announced during a Facebook Live presentation from Nashville. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns To PPAC April 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played record-breaking engagements in 2014 and 2015, returns to Providence for a limited run April 23 - 28, 2019 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC). In Providence, THE BOOK OF MORMON is part of PPAC's Encore Series. Cox Media is the Media Sponsor of the Encore Series. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Atlanta Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Atlanta 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...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Chicago Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago 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...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2018

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