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St. James Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
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Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages... step right up to The Ritz Theatre for a front row seat and a first rate glance at the jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists and original ring leader of them all... Mr. P.T. Barnum! Written by Mark Bramble, Music by Cy Coleman and Lyrics by Michael Stewart, we're giving a fresh, exciting new look to this classic American Musical. Based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, this spectacle takes you to a world like you've never seen before! Here lies a rare gem that offers everything from traditional musical theatre to the tantalizing stir of excitement that one can only find waiting underneath the big top!



Bonnie Langford Joins 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Full casting has been announced for 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the Savoy Theatre, London for a strictly limited season from 28 January - 31 August 2019. Bonnie Langford will play 'Roz Keith', joining the previously announced Louise Redknapp as 'Violet Newstead', Amber Davies as 'Judy Bernly', Natalie McQueen as 'Doralee Rhodes' and Brian Conley as 'Franklin Hart'. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Will Bring One-Man Show on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Hugh Jackman is bringing his one-man show across the world ! According to Variety, the actor will embark on an international tour with his solo show, which will also make some domestic stops. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Tours to MGM Grand in Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Today, Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, announced his first world tour.  The Man. The Music. The Show. will see Jackman performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserable and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.  The Man. The Music. The Show. will visit the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, July 13, 2019.  The tour is produced by AEG Presents, TED-Dainty, and Robert Fox.      (more...)

TheatreZone Founder Receives Alumni Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Mark Danni, founding artistic director of TheatreZone, recently was honored with the 2018 Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music Alumni Achievement Award. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, November 26- Happy Birthday, Christopher Fitzgerald!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 26, 2018

Today we're wishing a happy birthday to Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald. (more...)

Goodspeed's A Connecticut Christmas Carol Begins This Friday With Charity Coat Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

This holiday season, Goodspeed Musicals will be a designated drop spot for Coats for Connecticut's annual winter coat collection. During the run of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL Goodspeed will be collecting gently used winter coats and accessories. Best Cleaners has partnered with Coats for Connecticut to provide an easy way to make a big difference. Just drop off gently-used winter coats and accessories in the lobby of The Terris Theater and Best Cleaners will clean and deliver the items to their community partners. (more...)

Harvey Granat Closes Out 2018 With Events On Cy Coleman And Harry Warren
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Harvey Granat closes out 2018 with events on composers Cy Coleman and Harry Warren, featuring special guest performers and speakers. (more...)

Broadway In Austin To Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Producer Stephen Gabriel/Work Light Productions released today a music video in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary North American tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Jesus Christ Superstar.  The Olivier Award-winning production first premiered in 2016 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London.  The North American tour launches in Austin, TX in the fall of 2019 and celebrates fifty epic years since the original rock opera concept album release that began this musical theatre phenomenon. (more...)

Spotlight Theatre Company Introduces The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Spotlight Theatre Company, a Staten Island theatre and production company, is introducing the smash hit musical, MAMMA MIA!. This entertaining performance features principals Amy Decker, Charlie Siedenburg, Jennifer Neuland Gerlach, John Watson Stewart, Shelby Caffrey, and Steve Witting and many more cast members. (more...)

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Soundtrack Earns Top Spot As Best Selling Album Globally For All Of 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

“THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” – Atlantic Records' RIAA 2x platinum certified, 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated soundtrack to 20th Century Fox's blockbuster musical film – has earned the title of 2018's best-selling album in the world, in terms of total consumption. Since its release in December of 2017, the soundtrack has proven to be an unquestionable worldwide sensation, with over 4 billion global streams and countless certifications. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents SHIPWRECK'D ON THE BODY BEAUTIFUL, OR THE TATS DANCING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

HI?Kumu Kahua Theatre proudly presents Shipwreck'd on the Body Beautiful or the Tats Dancing Man by Daniel A. Kelin, II , directed by Harry Wong, III, running January 17 ? February 17, 2019. (more...)

Southgate Community Players Announce PLAY ON!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

This February Southgate Community Players are continuing their 2018-19 Main Stage Season Productions with hilarious comedy Play On! This sidesplitting play takes us through a group of thespians' trials as they desperately attempt to put on a play in spite of exasperating changes from an egotistical playwright who keeps revising the script. Everything in this production (down to the sound effects) is outright hysterical! (more...)

Anne-Marie Duff And Arthur Darvill To Star In SWEET CHARITY At Donmar Warehouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 31, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse today announces Artistic Director Josie Rourke's farewell production, Sweet Charity, choreographed by the world-renownedWayne McGregor, who reunites with Josie after working on her debut film Mary Queen of Scots. Josie returns to the music of Cy Coleman who wrote the score for Rourke's Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels. The book is by Neil Simon and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, January 29- Broadway Falls In Love With SWEET CHARITY!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 29, 2019

Inspired by Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, SWEET CHARITY explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. (more...)

The Great P.T. Barnum Returns To Virginia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Firehouse Theatre and the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design welcome magician/storyteller David London back to Richmond for a return engagement of his incredible immersive experience HUMBUG: The Great P.T. Barnum Seance for 8 performances only on Fri. 3/8 @ 7pm, Sat. 3/9 @ 5pm and 8pm, Sun. 3/10 @ 2pm and 5pm, Fri. 3/15 @ 7pm, Sat. 3/16 @ 5pm and 8pm. All performances take place at The Branch, located at 2501 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23220. (more...)

Helen Welch Stars in SUPERSTAR: THE CARPENTERS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

While the string of new megahits by The Carpenters ended with the 1983 death of Karen Carpenter, the catalog of songs by the Grammy-winning brother-sister duo have become classics. (more...)

Lillias White Returns To The Green Room 42 For The Club's Second Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 Broadway's newest intimate concert venue will celebrate its second birthday with the return of Tony Award winner Lillias White with a Valentine's Day show on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 PM. White opened the room on Valentine's Day in 2017 and returned last year for the club's special first anniversary. With music direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. (The Color Purple and Once On This Island) and direction by Will Nunziata (Our Guy, Cy and Kander & Ebb's The Act), the evening will explore the power of self-love through soul, sass, and song. Tunes include those written by Smokey Robinson, Cy Coleman, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, William Finn, Hoagy Carmichael, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens, and more. (more...)

MYSTIC PIZZA Musical in the Works with Music by Melissa Etheridge, Book by Gordon Greenberg & Sas Goldberg
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

BroadwayWorld has just learned that an all new musical stage adaptation of the 1988 motion picture MYSTIC PIZZA is now in development. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, January 21- Remembering Tony Winning Costume Designer Theoni V. Aldredge
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 21, 2019

On this day, we salute the life and art of Theoni V. Aldredge, the costume designer of the original stage version of 'La Cage aux Folles' and 'Annie' on Broadway who passed away on this day in 2011. (more...)

MPAC Announces Havana Cuba All-Stars, Legends N Concert, Johnny Peers And More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

The Havana Cuba All-Stars return to Mayo Performing Arts Center with a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance on Friday, February 1 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-$59. (more...)

Interactive Timeline: Big BroadwayWorld Happy Birthday Wishes to Michael Crawford
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2019

BroadwayWorld is joining the chorus today of those wishing Michael Crawford a happy Birthday by featuring an interactive timeline of the star's career - that's featured on his web site. Responsible for (amongst other things) inspiring this very web site, created by Robert Diamond in 2003, take a look back through his multi-decade career below! (more...)

Tony Winner Lillias White Returns To NYC With New Concert at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Tony & Emmy Award winner Lillias White brings her brand-new concert I'm Getting 'Long Alright to The Green Room 42 on February 14, 2019 to celebrate Valentine's Day and the 2nd birthday of the midtown Manhattan venue. (more...)

Museum of Natural History Launches New T-Rex Exhibit This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

It's the star of blockbuster movies and children's imaginations, the inspiration for viral memes and inflatable Halloween costumes. Yet despite its high profile in the public consciousness, our perception of Tyrannosaurus rex and its relatives is often much different than the reality. T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, a new exhibition opening at the American Museum of Natural History this spring, will explore the latest research and discoveries about the genus of dinosaurs known as tyrannosaurs, with an emphasis on the most famous and impressive member of the family-T. rex. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with CITY OF ANGELS, WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, BRIGHT STAR Legend, Dee Hoty
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 15, 2019

She's Dee-lightful, she's Dee-licious, she's Dee Hoty! Three time tony nominee Dee Hoty swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her illustrious performing career which includes starring roles in Barnum, Me and My Girl, City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Follies, Footloose, Mamma Mia, Gigi, and Bright Star! (more...)

Hugh Jackman Prepares For His Greatest Show - Seven Things We Learned About the Triple Threat's Upcoming Tour!
by Paul Smith - Jan 13, 2019

Hugh Jackman is gearing up for a worldwide tour, fresh off the heels of the hugely successful film, The Greatest Showman. A true triple threat, he'll be singing, dancing and acting his way through many arenas around the world. (more...)

McCarter Announces Cast For World Premiere Of Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy! (more...)

Tony Award Recipient And Broadway Legend Baayork Lee Directs City Springs Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company, presents Broadway'sWilliam Michals and Kristine Reese in Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific,'the glorious classic that poetically parallels two love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. The original 1949 Broadway production, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, 'Tales of the South Pacific,' by James A. Michener, garnered 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The acclaimed 2008 Lincoln Center Theater production received seven Tony Awards, the most of any musical revival. Directed by Tony Award recipient and Broadway legend Baayork Lee, 'South Pacific'plays the Byers Theatre at TheSandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) March 8 - 17, 2019. Tickets are $30 - $62, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.comor call 404-477-4365 for more information. (more...)

Avant Bard Announces Casting For TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Avant Bard theatre is proud to announce that veteran screen actor Khalil Kain will star with award-winning stage actor Louis E. Davis in Suzan-Lori Parks's acclaimed Topdog/Underdog, led by award-winning director and Broadway performer DeMone Seraphin. The play--a tensely funny and dead serious tragicomedy about two African American brothers-in-struggle--won Parks the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and the New York Times named it the best American play of the last 25 years. The production runs from March 14 to April 14, 2019, at Gunston Arts Center Theatre Two in Arlington. (more...)

Avant Bard Announces Casting For TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2019

Avant Bard theatre announces that veteran screen actor Khalil Kain will star with award-winning stage actor Louis E. Davis in Suzan-Lori Parks's acclaimed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, led by award-winning director and Broadway performer DeMone Seraphin. The play-a tensely funny and dead serious tragicomedy about two African American brothers-in-struggle-won Parks the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and the New York Times named it the best American play of the last 25 years. The production runs from March 14 to April 14, 2019, at Gunston Arts Center Theatre Two in Arlington. (more...)

Lillias White Returns to The Green Room 42 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will celebrate its second birthday with the return of Tony Award winner Lillias Whitewith a Valentine's Day show tonight, Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 PM. White opened the room on Valentine's Day in 2017 and returned last year for the club's special first anniversary. With music direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. (The Color Purple and Once On This Island) and direction by Will Nunziata (Our Guy, Cy and Kander & Ebb's The Act), the evening will explore the power of self-love through soul, sass, and song. Tunes include those written by Smokey Robinson, Cy Coleman, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, William Finn, Hoagy Carmichael, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens, and more. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre in the Park's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Celebrates a Life Lived in the Theatre
by Lauren Van Hemert - Feb 11, 2019

If the Theatre in the Park production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL can be compared to a Christmas gift for Triangle families, then it might be said that the company's pre-Valentine's Day offering of A LIFE IN THE THEATRE is like a love letter to the sanctuary of storytelling and art otherwise known as the theater. (more...)

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Wins the GRAMMY for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN has won the GRAMMY for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's A Connecticut Christmas Carol
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

This holiday season, Goodspeed Musicals will be a designated drop spot for Coats for Connecticut's annual winter coat collection. During the run of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL Goodspeed will be collecting gently used winter coats and accessories. Best Cleaners has partnered with Coats for Connecticut to provide an easy way to make a big difference. Just drop off gently-used winter coats and accessories in the lobby of The Terris Theater and Best Cleaners will clean and deliver the items to their community partners. (more...)

VIDEO: It's Everything You Ever Want! Hugh Jackman Sings THE GREATEST SHOW On TODAY
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2018

Hugh Jackman performs THE GREATEST SHOW this morning on TODAY. The performance comes after last week's announcement that the Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer is going on his first world tour in 2019. (more...)

Top BOOK SELECTIONS for Your Holiday Gift List
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

We have some gift suggestions for books that have been recently released. Whether you are purchasing a present for a budding chef, mystery lover, a student who is prepping for college, or someone who is fascinated by theatre and film, check out these books and their purchase information on Amazon.com. (more...)

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

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

BWW Interview: Mary Nye Bennett Directs Some of the Best Atlanta Singers for YOUR HAPPY HOLIDAY at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by David Muschell - Dec 3, 2018

I recently spoke with Mary Nye Bennett who is directing the inaugural holiday show for Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Your Happy Holiday, which will be performed at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta), Dec. 20-23. (more...)

Anne-Marie & James Arthur To Perform REWRITE THE STARS From THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – REIMAGINED On THE VOICE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Anne-Marie and James Arthur will perform "Rewrite The Stars" on "The Voice" tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4 at 8-9 pm ET/PT on NBC. Their soaring version of the song appears on THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - REIMAGINED (buy/stream HERE), the new companion to Atlantic's RIAA 2x Platinum certified soundtrack for 20th Century Fox's blockbuster musical film. The "REIMAGINED" collection took the #1 chart position on iTunes upon its release earlier this month and already has over 50 million streams. Hailed as "dazzling" by Billboard, the official video for "Rewrite the Stars" can be viewed HERE. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes BEAUTIFUL Costume Designer Alejo Vietti, Tonny Winner Jessie Mueller
by in 1: the podcast - Dec 21, 2018

It's a Christmas miracle and a brand new episode this week as we sit down with Costume Designer Alejo Vietti AND a very special guest, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller! Jessie is probably most known for having originated the role of Carole King in the Broadway production of "Beautiful", and all her fabulous clothes came from the mind of this week's guest. (more...)

VIDEO: Pasek & Justin Paul Premiere the Music Video for 'This is Me' Featuring the QUEER EYE Cast
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Atlantic Records has unveiled the latest video from "THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - REIMAGINED," the unprecedented new companion to Atlantic's RIAA 2x platinum certified, GRAMMY® Award-nominated soundtrack to 20th Century Fox's blockbuster musical film. "This Is Me (The Reimagined Remix)," performed by Keala Settle, Kesha, and the legendary Missy Elliott, is now joined by a moving new visual starring Antoni, Tan, Bobby, and Jonathan from Netflix's Queer Eyealongside three extraordinary high school students. The video was premiered this morning on "The TODAY Show" during a segment featuring two of the video's stars - Antoni and student J'Shawn Gill - alongside the album's GRAMMY®, Tony®, and Academy Award-winning songwriting duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (more...)

Muny Announces 101st Season Creative Teams - Including KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Christian Borle, John Tartaglia to Direct at Muny; Full Creative for 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2018
by - Dec 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Director Michael Gracey Says THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is 'Definitely' Coming to Broadway
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 17, 2018

The Greatest Showman has taken the world by storm in 2018, as one of the year's most talked-about films. Now, as the year comes to a close, Yahoo! is chatting with the film's director Michael Gracey about why the film resonated so much with fans, and if Broadway is in the stars. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Out and About' From Goodspeed's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

This holiday season, Goodspeed Musicals will be a designated drop spot for Coats for Connecticut's annual winter coat collection. During the run of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL Goodspeed will be collecting gently used winter coats and accessories. Best Cleaners has partnered with Coats for Connecticut to provide an easy way to make a big difference. Just drop off gently-used winter coats and accessories in the lobby of The Terris Theater and Best Cleaners will clean and deliver the items to their community partners. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 16, 2018
by - Dec 16, 2018

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

Black Button Eyes Productions' EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL Comes to Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Black Button Eyes Productions concludes its 2018-19 season with the Chicago storefront premiere of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, a parody of Sam Raimi's classic Evil Dead horror films, with book and lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Monday for HUGH JACKMAN: THE MAN. THE MUSIC. THE SHOW. at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today that tickets for Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. at the Hollywood Bowl will go on sale Monday, December 17, at 10:00 AM PST. Tickets ($29-$199) will be available online at hollywoodbowl.com or via phone at 323 850 2000. (more...)

Disney On Ice Presents FROZEN To Perform At H-E-B Center At Cedar Park
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, brings the Academy Award winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney's Frozen, to life. Disney On Ice presents Frozen will stop in the Austin area May 8-12, 2019 with eight performances at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. (more...)

Suzie Mathers Returns To Australia To Star In BARNUM The Circus Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Barnum, one of Broadway's most treasured musicals, returns to Australia in an all-new spectacular production. From visionary director Tyran Parke, this new production will play an exclusive engagement at Melbourne's most intimate professional musical theatre venue, the Comedy Theatre for a strictly limited time from April 27 2019. (more...)

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