Avenue Q on Tour


Christian Duhamel Wins Kleban Prize for Merrimack Repertory Theatre Premiere Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is pleased to share the news that The Kleban Foundation's 28th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Christian Duhamel for his work on My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend, a musical that received its world premiere at MRT in Lowell in April 2017. (more...)

Alan Schmuckler, Amanda Yesnowitz and Christian Duhamel Win the 2018 Kleban Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

The Kleban Foundation just announced the recipients of the 28th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. Adjudication in the 2018 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist category resulted in a tiebetween Alan Schmuckler and Amanda Yesnowitz, andthe 2018 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Christian Duhamel. The 2018 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 5, 2018, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will the Go-Go's Musical HEAD OVER HEELS Open at Broadway's Hudson Theater This Summer?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported that the Gwyneth Paltrow-produced Go Go's musical, HEAD OVER HEELS, will premiere at Broadway's Hudson Theater in summer 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Ciara Renee Stars in Firebrand Theatre's LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Following a brief hiatus for the holidays, Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce its hit rock musical LIZZIE will return for two additional weeks of performances, January 3 14, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. LIZZIE currently runs through Sunday, December 17, 2017. Tickets for all performance are available at firebrandtheatre.org. (more...)

Olivier, Tony And Grammy Award-Winning Musical BEAUTIFUL Returns To Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome announces that Bront Barb will reprise her celebrated role as 'Carole King' in the return of the UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL from Wed 31 Jan Sat 3 Feb. The production returns to Birmingham following a sell-out week of shows in November 2017. (more...)

Tickets to THE AMATEURS are on Sale Now, SPONGEBOB's David Zinn Leads Design Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Tickets for Vineyard Theatre's world premiere production of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction) are currently available for purchase online at www.vineyardtheatre.org or by calling the box office at 212-353-0303. (more...)

Cast Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Casting has been announced for the hit Broadway musical SOMETHING ROTTEN! for its upcoming engagement at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre from February 6 thru 18, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at TheNationalDC.com, in person at the National Theatre box office (Monday thru Friday from Noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 800-514-3849. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (more...)

BWW Review: I Believe! THE BOOK OF MORMON at the Paramount Still Shines
by Jay Irwin - Jan 4, 2018

God's favorite musical is back! This is, I believe, the fourth time the tour of The Book of Mormon , that juggernaut musical from 2011 (the Hamilton of its day) from the warped minds of Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame and Robert Lopez who co-wrote Avenue Q (as well as that little animated film Frozen ), has come through town. And the appeal of its crass humor, repeated gay jokes, and borderline sacrilege shows no signs of waning. I know I left the theater smiling and laughing and still humming the songs all the way home because underneath it all, it's still just a damn good musical. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Announced for JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting for the Off-Broadway premiere Jerry Springer The Opera with Jennifer Allen, Florrie Bagel, Brandon Contreras, Sean Patrick Doyle, Bradley Greer, Luke Grooms, Nathaniel Hackmann, Billy Hepfinger, Justin Keyes, Beth Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Loyacano, Tiffany Mann, Jill Paice, Kim Steele and Nichole Turner joining, as previously announced, Terrence Mann and Will Swenson. (more...)

Living Berry Gordy's American Dream! MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Roars Into The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 3, 2018

Work Light Productions and the McCallum Theatre present MOTOWN THE MUSICAL for eight performances Tuesday, January 16, through Sunday, January 21. The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and is produced by Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

WBT will open its 2018 theatre season with the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line. This mega-hit captures the very soul of musical theater, and is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever. This beloved and iconic musical by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante with a brilliant and show-stopping score by Marvin Hamlisch & Lyrics by Edward Kleban, is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the Musical Theatre, the chorus dancers, valiant, over- dedicated, underpaid and highly trained troopers who back up the star and often make them look more talented. The characters portrayed in A Chorus Line are based upon the real life experiences of Broadway dancers. (more...)

See the Five Day Improv Forecast - Start The Year With Some Laughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

UP Improv offers 11 different hilarious performances this week, including the the return of the hilarious, Cotton Gin: An Improvised Puppet Show for Grown Ups. Join us at either the Market Theater in Pike Place or the Black Box Theater at Edmonds Community College. Tickets range from $5 to $15 for a night of laughs and new memories. Wed. Duo Comedy Showcase 8:30 $5 (more...)

Maggie Allesee Department Of Theatre And Dance At Wayne State University Announces Its 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a department within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University, has unveiled its 2018-2019 season, featuring Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays and musical plus the 90th anniversary of Dance at Wayne. (more...)

BWW Review: Skillful and Fun THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Constellation Theatre Company
by Pamela Roberts - Jan 16, 2018

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Constellation Theatre is a thought-provoking, skillfully-rendered reminder that chaos and uncertainty are not unique to our time or to any single time. In the sure directorial hands of Mary Hall Surface, Thornton Wilder's masterpiece is a wild time-traveling, allegorical tragicomedy, without the Pepperidge Farm and Hallmark overtones we've now come to associate with the OUR TOWN playwright. (more...)

Full Casting Has Been Announced for The New Group's GOOD FOR OTTO, Featuring Rosie O'Donnell and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting and creative team for David Rabe's Good for Otto, with Kate Buddeke, Laura Esterman, Nancy Giles, Lily Gladstone, Charlotte Hope, Mark Linn-Baker, Kenny Mellman and Maulik Pancholy joining, as previously announced, F. Murray Abraham, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Rileigh McDonald, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Rabe in this New York premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

New Production of OF MICE AND MEN Opens in Canterbury Ahead of a National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Set in the Great Depression of the 1930s, when millions were forced to travel in search of a job and their dreams, Of Mice and Men is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heart-breaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Considered a challenging and controversial play, it is produced by Selladoor (Avenue Q, The Crucible, Flashdance) in association with The Marlowe Theatre. (more...)

Packemin Productions Brings SHREK the Musical to Riverside Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Everyone's favourite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film. Starring JAY LAGA'AIA (Play School, Star Wars, The Lion King) as Shrek, LUKE JOSLIN (Les Miserables, Avenue Q, The Play That Goes Wrong) as Lord Farquaad, MIKAYLA WILLIAMS (Hairspray, Wicked) as Princess Fiona and NAT JOBE (The Lion King and The King and I) as Donkey, this show is one for the whole family! (more...)

My West End Touring Wish List
by Tim Wright - Jan 15, 2018

Touring West End shows have a dicey history. They used to have a reputation for being the poorer cousin of their London counterparts, featuring chopped-down sets and losing most of their star casts somewhere by the M25. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Set in the Great Depression of the 1930s, when millions were forced to travel in search of a job and their dreams, Of Mice and Men is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heart-breaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Considered a challenging and controversial play, it is produced by Selladoor (Avenue Q, The Crucible, Flashdance) in association with The Marlowe Theatre. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 14
by Audition Roundup - Jan 14, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 14, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Tickets to Worklight's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Work Light Productions and the FSCJ Artist Series are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are on sale now. Tickets are available online, by phone and through our box office. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Times-Union Center March 10-11, 2018 for three performances only! Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (904) 632-5050. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz and John Tartaglia Team Up for THE SECRET SILK on Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Tony, Oscar, and Grammy award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell. Stephen Schwartz, has teamed up with John Tartaglia and Princess Cruises on their latest production show, The Secret Silk. (more...)

FAME THE MUSICAL Returns in 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

The Musical is set to tour the UK in a stunning new 30th Anniversary tour opening at Manchester Palace on 20 July 2018. (more...)

BWW Feature: AVENIDA Q Opens at Teatro Sa Da Bandeira - Book Now Because 'Everything in Life is Only for Now'!
by Carlota Costa - Jan 12, 2018

The original Avenue Q opened on Broadway in 2003. Fifteen years later, the portuguese adaptation opened in Lisbon and somehow became almost a cult. (more...)


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3-D Theatricals presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

The untold tale of four rock n' roll pioneers and takes center stage when the hit Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET returns to Southern California... courtesy of 3-D Theatricals (3DT), one of Los Angeles' and Orange County's most critically acclaimed musical theatre production companies. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Grooves at Encore Musical Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents Million Dollar Quartet, running February 1st through 25th, 2018, directed by Tobin Hissong, and music directed by R. MacKenzie Lewis. (more...)


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AVENUE Q, JERSEY BOYS, CRUEL INTENTIONS and More Participate in Return of Off-Broadway Alliance's 20@20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that its hugely popular semi-annual ticket promotion 20at20, will return from January 23 - February 11. 20at20 makes $20 tickets available to most off Broadway shows 20 minutes prior to curtain for 20 days. (more...)

BWW Review: 17 for 2017: The Best Shows & Performances of the Year in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Area
by Peter Nason - Dec 26, 2017

A look back at the very best local productions that 2017 had to offer. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Israel Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Raven Theatre's NICE GIRL Makes Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Raven Theatre is pleased to continue its 35th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Melissa Ross's humorous and heartfelt play NICE GIRL, directed by Lauren Shouse, playing January 24 March 11, 2018 in Raven's 105-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Playthings Theatre Announces Gala Concert PlayFresh 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

The Playthings Theatre presents its annual gala 'PlayFresh 2018' A one-night only evening of new LGBT+ songs. Directed by Playthings Artistic Director Jason Brubaker. Music Direction by Mark Hartman (Avenue Q, Sondheim On Sondheim). (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Counts Down the 12 Days of Christmas on Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 20, 2017

Below, check out exclusive photos of the cast of Avenue Q as they record their track, 'The 12 Days of Christmas.' (more...)

AVENUE Q Celebrates The Holidays! Revised Holiday Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Avenue Q, the Tony Award winning musical comedy, now in its 14th year on stage in NYC and around the globe announces its revised holiday performance schedule for Christmas week Off-Broadway. (more...)

Nicky Wood to Host THE RAT PACK NEW YEAR'S CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Research indicates that experiences make us happier than things do. If you are one of the smart holiday shoppers who are looking for experiences that your friends and family can enjoy that will last a lifetime, Nicky Wood, a South Florida-grown budding producer, director, and performer, has just what you're looking for...THE RAT PACK NEW YEAR'S CONCERT. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is on its Way to Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at the Community Center Theater on Jan. 2, 2018, and runs through Jan. 7. (more...)

TRUMP IN SPACE Returns for Extended Run at Second City Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Trump in Space, winner of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore! Producer's Award, is set to return for a run of Friday nights from January 12 through April 27, 2018 at The Second City Hollywood Studio Theatre. The book and lyrics are by Gillian Bellinger and Landon Kirksey with music by Tony Gonzalez and Sam Johnides. Frank Caeti is the director. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces $25 Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

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 January 2, 2018 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle and plays a limited two-week engagement through January 14. In Seattle, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for Lyric Stage's ROAD SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim's latest work,Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk. (more...)

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