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Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher Meets Westerberg High's Newest Girl Band For HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

After breaking previous box office records at The Other Palace, the European premiere of HEATHERS - THE MUSICAL continues to delight, this time with the announcement of an incredible house band. (more...)

BAT BOY: The Musical Comes To Edmonton This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

The Citadel Theatre presents Bat Boy: The Musical this weekend on May 26th and 27th. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Comes to Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Chaos reigns supreme in this hilarious reinvention of the classic American family drama. When Isaac returns home from Afghanistan to help take care of his ailing father, he discovers a household in revolt. His mother, Paige, has been liberated from an oppressive marriage, and with the help of her newly "out" transgender teen is passionately dismantling the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac's shocking and subversive comedy, even the most radical changes can't always free you from the past. (more...)

Outcry Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For SPRING'S AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Outcry Theatre is proud to announce the cast and creative team of Frank Wedekind's Spring's Awakening, translated by Eric Bentley. The production runs July 6-15 at the Addison Theatre Centre Studio Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 10- Christopher Gattelli is the King of Broadway with NEWSIES!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2018

On Day 10 of 30 Days of Tony, we look to a double nominee for his work on My Fair Lady and Spongebob Squarepants the Musical. Christopher Gattelli.  (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 7th Annual Jerry Herman Awards of Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

???????Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 7TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY's Christopher Gattelli Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Christopher Gattelli has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography for MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS's Christopher Gattelli Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Christopher Gattelli has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS. (more...)

Principal Casting Announced For New England Premiere Of BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

ArtsEmerson today announced the principal cast and full creative team for the New England Premiere of Born for This - A New Musical, which plays a limited summer engagement at Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre from June 15-July 15, 2018. (more...)

North Texas Performing Arts Presents HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

North Texas Performing Arts presents Heathers, the musical, May 4-12th at Willow Bend Center of the Arts in Plano, Texas. Based on the classic 1989 film, the musical is about a misfit young girl, Veronica Sawyer, who rejects the evil regime of the most popular and prettiest girls 'The Heathers' at Westerberg High. Veronica's new scary boyfriend, J.D., takes matters a bit too far and puts the Heathers in their place - six feet under. (more...)

More Casting Announced for HEATHERS at The Other Palace
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2018

Joining the previously announced Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica Sawyer, are the most popular girls in school: Jodie Steele (Chandler), Sophie Isaacs (McNamara) and T'Shan Williams (Duke) – The Heathers, with Jamie Muscato playing the mysterious teen rebel Jason Dean (JD). (more...)

World Premiere Of Lee Kalcheim's COMING BACK LIKE A SONG! Begins June 28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

???????Berkshire Theatre Group presents Emmy Award-winner Lee Kalcheim's (All in the Family) World Premiere, Coming Back Like a Song!, a play about Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen. Directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (City of Angels, Into The Woods; BTG: Arsenic and Old Lace, Constellations), Coming Back Like a Song! features Tony Award-nominated David Garrison (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine) as Irving Berlin, Philip Hoffman (Cabaret, Falsettos) as Harold Arlen and David Rasche (Sledge Hammer!) as Jimmy Van Heusen. Performances begin Thursday, June 28, 2018 and run through Saturday, July 21, 2018 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA.  (more...)

VIDEO: What's Your Damage? Get a Sneak Peek of the Cast of HEATHERS in London
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2018

Heathers comes to The Other Palace beginning June 9th. Official London Theatre is giving fans a sneak peek at the cast of the hit musical. Watch the clips of the cast below, including Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica Sawyer! (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.  Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), Shanice Williams, star of NBC's The Wiz Live! and Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner (The Book of Mormon).  This year Union High School took the prize for 'Outstanding Overall Production.' A complete list of award winners is below. (more...)

The Long Center Announces Summer Stock Austin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Steal away for a fun-filled summer of musical theatre! Now entering its 14th season, there isn't any other program in the country quite like the Long Center's own SUMMER STOCK AUSTIN. (more...)

Photo Flash: Outcry Theatre's SPRING'S AWAKENING Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

Outcry Theatre's professional production of Spring's Awakening opens on Friday, July 6. Written by Frank Wedekind and translated by Eric Bentley, the production runs July 6-15 at the Addison Theatre Centre Studio Theatre. (more...)

OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts Todayth At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the fourth show in its 20th Anniversary Season ... Big Fish. Written by John August with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Kelly Todd, and musically directed by Robyn Manion, Big Fish will preview from June 29 through July 6; regular performances will begin July 7 and continue through July 29 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Broadway and New York City Nightlife Renaissance Man Trent Armand Kendall Passes Away at 51
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 28, 2018

Trent Armand Kendall enjoyed a long and thriving career as writer/producer, actor, front man, international headliner, recording artist and radio host. HIs Broadway credits included The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hair, Into the Woods, and the Actors Fund concert of Chess. (more...)

BIGFOOT - A Brand New Musical Comedy Premieres! And...Willkommen To CABARET!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

 It's battier than Bat Boy; more horrifying than Rocky Horror! The Tantalizingly True Tale of America's Favorite Monster...set to an original 80's soul-funk soundtrack! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will start the season July 11-28, 2018 in the Garvin Theatre with the musical, GREASE.  Book, lyrics and music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

ATF Announces Upcoming Show LOCH NESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will feature the epic adventure musical Loch Ness. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, and run from July 6th-8th and 10th-14th, with a preview on July 5th. (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts June 29th At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the fourth show in its 20th Anniversary Season ... Big Fish. Written by John August with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Kelly Todd, and musically directed by Robyn Manion, Big Fish will preview from June 29 through July 6; regular performances will begin July 7 and continue through July 29 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Anna Jordan's New Play THE UNRETURNING Will Have Its World Premiere At Theatre Royal Plymouth And Tour The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Today Frantic Assembly announces its tour dates of The Unreturning, a brand new co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth. Telling the interwoven stories of three men coming home from war, this new work by Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner Anna Jordan will be directed by Frantic Assembly associate director Neil Bettles and marks the 10th anniversary of Frantic Assembly's award-winning Ignition training programme. The Unreturning will have its world premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 20 September 2018 before playing at various venues across the UK until 16 March 2019. Additional tour dates will be announced soon. (more...)

Stephen Bogardus And More Star In New CD GAY LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Gay Love'--being released June 29th--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Lee Roy Reams ('La Cage Aux Folles'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Kristy Cates ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory') and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), plus such top nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes,  Baby Jane Dexter, and Tom Andersen. (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Leslie Kritzer Brings HALF JEW, ALL GUILT to Mr. Finn's Cabaret
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 9, 2018

William Finn was in the house to introduce Comedian, Actress, Writer, and Broadway star Leslie Kritzer to the audience in Mr. Finn's Cabaret last night. The Berkshires answer to Feinstien's/54 Below and Birdland is housed below Barrington Stage Co's St. Germain Stage and has some of the most consummate Broadway and Cabaret stars on it's intimate stage this season. Charles Bush and Marilyn Maye are on the schedule this summer as well as Melissa Manchester on the Mainstage. (more...)

OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts June 29th At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the fourth show in its 20th Anniversary Season ... Big Fish. Written by John August with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Kelly Todd, and musically directed by Robyn Manion, Big Fish will preview from June 29 through July 6; regular performances will begin July 7 and continue through July 29 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Outcry Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For SPRING'S AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Outcry Theatre is proud to announce the cast and creative team of Frank Wedekind's Spring's Awakening, translated by Eric Bentley. The production runs July 6-15 at the Addison Theatre Centre Studio Theatre. (more...)

Other Palace Production of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL to Head to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

After smashing all box office records with its European premiere at The Other Palace, the sold-out production of HEATHERS - THE MUSICAL transfers to Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End, with a strictly limited 12-week run from 3 September. Carrie Hope Fletcher will reprise her role as Veronica Sawyer. Book tickets here from £28! (more...)

Book Now For HEATHERS THE MUSICAL in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

After smashing all box office records with its European premiere at The Other Palace, the sold-out production of HEATHERS - THE MUSICAL transfers to Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End, with a strictly limited 12-week run from 3 September. Carrie Hope Fletcher will reprise her role as Veronica Sawyer. Book tickets here from £28! (more...)

Texas State Launches Scholarship Fund to Honor the Late Trent Armand Kendall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

A crowdfunding campaign to create an endowed scholarship to honor the late Broadway actor Trent Armand Kendall has been launched by Kaitlin Hopkins the head of the BFA Musical Theatre program at Texas State University, and her husband and faculty member Jim Price, who were long time friends of Kendall and one-time cast mates with him on the hit musical Batboy. (more...)

Cher, Reba, HAMILTON Creators, And More To Receive Kennedy Center Honors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the selection of four Honorees who will receive the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements, and a special Honors distinction for a work of art and its co-creators. Recipients to be honored at the 41st annual national celebration of the arts are: singer and actress Cher, composer and pianist Philip Glass, Country music entertainer Reba McEntire, and jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. This year, the co-creators of Hamilton-writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and music director Alex Lacamoire-will receive a unique Kennedy Center Honors as trailblazing creators of a transformative work that defies category. (more...)

The Long Center Presents SUMMER STOCK AUSTIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Steal away for a fun-filled summer of musical theatre! Now entering its 14th season, there isn't any other program in the country quite like the Long Center's own SUMMER STOCK AUSTIN. (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. Director Milissa Carey, music director William Liberatore, and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family. The Sound of Music will play July 19- August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20) at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360.     (more...)

*CARDED By TheaterWorksUsa Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'CARDED by TheaterWorksUSA' on Tuesday, July 31st at 9:30pm. Back for its third year, CARDED brings you a concert celebrating the incredible talent that comes out of a TheaterWorksUSA van. They've traveled thousands of miles across North America, they've performed for over a million people, they've loaded their set in and out of theatres,  and now, they're singing their faces off at Feinstein's/54 Below. Join us for a night of showtunes, standards, and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 17, 2018
by - Jul 17, 2018

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

Bay Street Theater Announces Special 4th Mainstage Production CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Confessions of a Mormon Boy as a special Mainstage Season bonus production this summer, written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. (more...)

MORMON BOY TRILOGY to Head Off-Broadway Following Bay Street Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

MORMON BOY TRILOGY, three solo plays written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, will play Bay Street this week in a special engagement. (more...)

NewArts and The 1214 Foundation Present Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

NewArts presents Newsies, the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, August 3 -12 at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. The musical is based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899 that shook the ivory towers of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. The history lesson leaps onto the stage with soul-stirring music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography and stars over 120 area youth onstage, backstage and in the orchestra. (more...)

CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY Now In Rehearsal at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

???????Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Confessions of a Mormon Boy, a special Mainstage Season bonus production, is now in rehearsal. Confessions of a Mormon Boy is written and performed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Steven Fales and directed by Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. The one-man play will have five showings only from July 17 - July 22 and is Part 1 in Fales' new Mormon Boy Trilogy. Performances will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at 7 pm; Thursday, July 19 at 5 pm for a special Twilight Performance; Friday, July 20 at 8 pm; Saturday, July 21 at 5 pm for a second Twilight Performance; and Sunday, July 22 at 2 pm. Tickets for Confessions of a Mormon Boy are on sale now and range from $40 - $136. To purchase, visit baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500. (more...)

Booker Garrett, Sayra Player, and More Cast in THE HURRICANE PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

THE COLLECTIVE NY announces complete casting for the world premiere production of David Thigpen's THE HURRICANE PARTY, directed by Tony Award Nominee Maria Dizzia (In the Next Room). Previews begin on Wednesday, August 29 at the Studio Stage at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is set for Tuesday, September 11, with a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7, 2018. (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Drury Lane has announced the cast for Little Shop of Horrors, with music by Alan Menken, book by Howard Ashman, direction and choreography by Scott Calcagno, and music direction by Roberta Duchak. Little Shop of Horrors runs September 6 - October 28, 2018, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is Thursday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 18, 2018
by - Aug 18, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BAT BOY THE MUSICAL Comes to Fair Lawn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company and NJACT's 2017 Community Theater of the Year, proudly presents 'Bat Boy.' (more...)

How Very! HEATHERS Will Feature New Song in West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Heathers the Musical is bigger and better than ever before! A brand new song has been written into the show ahead of it's West End debut at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, along with multiple re-workings to the script. (more...)

Hayden Tee, Rob Compton, and Holly Dale Join The Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical has announced new casting with Hayden Tee playing Miss Trunchbull alongside Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer as Mr and Mrs Wormwood. Gina Beck will continue to play Miss Honey, having joined the company in September 2017. Isobel Hubble and Francesca McKeown will join Sarah Munday and Olivia Wells in sharing the title role of Matilda. The multi award-winning production is currently playing its seventh year in the West End and is booking until 20 October 2019. (more...)

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