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Pride Films and Plays presents NOMINEE NIGHT 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

 Pride Films and Plays will again host its annual Nominee Night cabaret showcasing many of the musical theater performers nominated in the Non-Equity Jeff Awards. The nominees were announced on April 24 and the awards will be presented June 5, 2017 at the Atheneaum Theatre. This year's cabaret will for the first time be performed in the Broadway, Pride Arts Center - the new home the company acquired in summer 2016. The theater is located at 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a door prize drawing for $400.00 in airfare from Southwest Airlines. (more...)

Stage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Producers Work Light Productions (RENT, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical) and The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked), in association with Aged in Wood and Michael Barra, today announced that a stage production of the murder mystery comedy thriller CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: The West Hollywood Cheerleaders Win the 6th Annual Drag Queen World Series
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, The West Hollywood Cheerleaders won The Life Group LA's 6th Annual Drag Queen World Series against the returning champions LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Which Broadway Bestie is HELLO, DOLLY!'s Gavin Creel Happiest For? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2017

As described by Gavin Creel himself, this Hello, Dolly! is a 'musical theatre miracle.' Equally miraculous is his performance as Cornelius Hackl, which just earned him a Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical. Below, watch as he chats about the role, plus explains why he is extra-excited for one of his fellow nominees! (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's THINGS TO RUIN: THE SONGS OF JOE ICONIS Coming Up at Exit Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, whose High Fidelity: The Musical is with eight nominations one of the top nominees in the upcoming non-Equity Jeff Awards, will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

GREY'S ANATOMY's Kelly McCreary to Star in INTIMATE APPAREL at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced the cast and creative team of INTIMATE APPAREL by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. Kelly McCreary, currently one of the stars of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, will star as Esther Mills. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)


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Casting Announced for Regional Premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at The Starlite Room
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Directors Dennis Clark (Legally Blonde, Footloose) and KT Curran (The First Times Club, When the Party Ends) announced today complete casting for the upcoming Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical opening June 22nd at The Starlite Room. (more...)

VIDEO: Paige Davis Stars in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Two New Play Commissions Announced at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended two play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). (more...)

Photo Flash: Refuge Theatre Project presents THINGS TO RUIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, whose High Fidelity: The Musical is with eight nominations one of the top nominees in the upcoming non-Equity Jeff Awards, will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

HEATHERS and BONNIE & CLYDE Get Workshops in The Other Palace's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul Taylor Mills are delighted to announce details for The Other Palace Development Programmeand first Work in Progress series until December 2017. (more...)

ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL to Play The Triad This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: From HAMILTON to HANSEN, Music Man Alex Lacamoire Is Back for More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017

On the heels of his work on the Tonys juggernaut of 2016, Alec Lacamoire has shifted gears from Hamilton to Hansen, earning a Tony nomination for Best Orchestrations. Below, watch as he reveals why he believes in the importance of this story, and how he keeps cool during awards season.  (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host 'MAKING IT WORK' Seminar on Sharing Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday May 20th, 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for Griffin Theatre's New Chamber Version of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company concludes its 2016-17 Season with a newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES and More Round Out NYMF's Lineup; 2017 Events & More Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today its final selections for 2017 NYMF. A series of developmental readings, invited productions, concerts and Beta Events will join the previously announced programming. (more...)

FTA Partners with PerformerStuff.com to Launch New Theater Casting Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Florida Theatrical Association (FTA) and Generation Productions announce a new partnership with PerformerStuff.com, which has launched this week the site's new audition casting feature for future productions. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - HELLO, DOLLY!'s Gavin Creel
by Walter McBride - Jun 7, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Hello, Dolly!- Gavin Creel, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Generation Productions presents FIRST DATE at The Abbey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Generation Productions presents an immersive version of the Broadway musical FIRST DATE: The Musical at The Abbey, September 14-30th, 2017. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at  bit.ly/FirstDateAbbey. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper and NEW GIRL Writer to Adapt WORKING GIRL for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Producers Fox Stage Productions and Aged In Wood Productions have announced plans to adapt the blockbuster film WORKING GIRL into a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winner Cyndi Lauper and book by FOX TV's 'New Girl' writer and Tigers Be Still playwright Kim Rosenstock. WORKING GIRL is based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture written by Kevin Wade. (more...)

Broken Nose Theatre and Refuge Theatre Project Take Top Honors at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards; Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

"At the Table", Michael Perlman's drama of scintillating conversation between diverse friends during a weekend in the country, took home the most honors on Monday, June 5, during the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre.  (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens 7/5 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

???????A magical adventure is in store for audiences at Peninsula Players Theatre when its production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" by Rick Elice ("Jersey Boys," "Addams Family") opens July 5.  Based on the novel by humorist David Barry and suspense novelist Ridley Pearson, "Peter and the Starcatcher" is a grown-up's prequel to Peter Pan featuring swashbuckling pirates, mischievous mermaids, spirited seafarers, a trunk full of magic starstuff and the adventures of a nameless orphan boy and his new friend Molly.  This Tony Award-winning play will light up the theatre-in-a-garden with its stardust and transport audiences to a Neverland they never knew through July 23. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Brings a Classic Musical Comedy to the Finger Lakes Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Hangar Theatre will present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as this season's musical from June 29 until July 15, 2017. The musical combines the classical Broadway fare, the comedy of ancient Rome, and a healthy shake of vaudeville. (more...)

STRANGEST THINGS! and THE WIZ Lead 2017 Chicago Theatre Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Today, The Hawk Chicago announced nominations for the inaugural Chicago Theatre Awards, a contest in which all winners are chosen entirely by audience vote. The first round, which invited write-in submissions, ended June 23rd. The official nominees were decided by almost 1,600 voters. (more...)

Casting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Gina Gionfriddo's "Becky Shaw," the dark, "ferociously funny" (The New York Times) comedy. Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein directs the final production in Windy City Playhouse's third season, starring Theo Allyn ("The Matchmaker" at Goodman Theatre) in the title role as Becky Shaw. (more...)

Amy Spanger and Molly Ranson join Line-Up of Weekly Comedy VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

This summer, the fun happens on Wednesday nights -- and it just got funnier with Amy Spanger (July 19) and Molly Ranson (August 16) joining the line-up! (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre to Stage SHREK THE MUSICAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Shrek The Musical, a family-friendly production that boasts a new score by recent Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and a wildly comic book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. (more...)

Tickets Now Available for Adirondack Theatre Festival's NIKOLA TESLA DROPS THE BEAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Kicking off Adirondack Theatre Festival's 23rd summer season of professional theater is Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, an electronic pop musical. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21-Saturday, July 1, and 2 p.m.Wednesday, June 28, at the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Stage KNIGHTS OF THE SALES OFFICE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Adirondack Theatre Festival is presenting Knights of the Sales Office as part of its 23rd summer season of professional theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Heather Morris, Bronson Pinchot, and Kaitlin Hopkins to Headline SMTC's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Bronson Pinchot, Kaitlin Hopkins and Heather Morris Are Coming to Arizona! TV, Film and Broadway star Bronson Pinchot ('Perfect Strangers', Beverly Hills Cop, Broadway's Putting It Together and Sly Fox); Broadway star and Drama Desk Award nominee Kaitlin Hopkins (Bat Boy: The Musical, Anything Goes, Noises Off), and TV's popular "GLEE" star Heather Morris (also GLEE: The 3D Concert Movie, Ice Age; Continental Drift, 'Dancing with the Stars') will headline Scottsdale Musical Theater Company's limited one week engagement of the classic musical Annie, January 4 - 7, 2018 at Tempe Center for the Arts. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Alex Lacamoire Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Alex Lacamoire has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Orchestrations, DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Alex Lacamoire!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Alex Lacamoire has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for Dear Evan Hansen. This marks his third Tony nomination and third win. Lacamoire won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for HAMILTON. and served as the Music Director, Orchestrator and Co-Arranger for the musical. He also won a Tony and a Grammy for his work on IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

Blank Canvas Theatre Announces Cast of EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre has announced the cast of EQUUS. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with *CARDED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "*CARDED by Theatreworks USA" on Tuesday, August 1st at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: For the Creators of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' World Premiere Musical, THE KIDS' TABLE isn't Such a Bad Place to Be.
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 17, 2017

When arts in education institutions produce musicals, they tend to stick with titles that everyone is likely to recognize. For the past 25 years DC's very own Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts has produced musicals that fall into this category – for example, Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar with their Musical Theatre Institute for Teens, as well as other lesser known shows like Side Show – but what other teen program has embarked on the journey of premiering a new show? None that I know of, which is why I keep on singing The Theatre Lab's praises. (more...)

Michael Knight and Kellie Rhianne to Go on FIRST DATE at The Abbey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Generation Productions announces the cast for the upcoming production of FIRST DATE at The Abbey.  The cast will be led by Kellie Rhianne (Celeste and the Banshees at Universal Studios) as cool girl Casey and Michael Knight (Anne Frankenstein, Foreplay: Birth of our Nation) as the tightly wound Aaron. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES, Starring Joey Barreiro and Daniel Quadrino, to Sell Papes at Pittsburgh CLO Soon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO will produce Disney's NEWSIES for the first time, July 18-23 at the Benedum Center. Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899 and based on the cult-hit Disney film, NEWSIES tells a tale of strife and triumph with Tony Award-winning music, daring choreography and a touch of New York City grit. (more...)

TRU Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. The goal is to raise $25,000 by end of year to help support and expand the educational programming TRU offers the theater community, as well as to make possible travel stipends to out-of-state writers who are accepted into the annual TRU Voices Reading Series. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Disney's Garrett Clayton to Reprise Role in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Theatre Under The STars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Disney star, Garrett Clayton, will reprise his role in the Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT. (more...)

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