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Night of Cult Classics, Featuring CARRIE, ROCKY HORROR, HEDWIG & More, Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

On Saturday, September 30th, at 11:30pm, cult classic musical lovers will gather at 54 Below for a late night concert of songs from their favorite under-appreciated shows. (more...)

SMTC Announces New Slate of Musicals for 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company - one of the biggest producers of musicals in the Valley - is pleased to announce shows for 2018 and the start of its 2018-2019 Season - with some exciting guest stars from TV, Film and Broadway to be announced! (more...)

Night of Cult Classics, Featuring CARRIE, ROCKY HORROR, HEDWIG & More, Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017

On Today, September 30th, at 11:30pm, cult classic musical lovers will gather at 54 Below for a late night concert of songs from their favorite under-appreciated shows. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions Presents BAT BOY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017

Dare to Defy announces its next production: Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL. Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming; music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe; directed and choreographed by Michael Mizerany; music direction by Sean Laperreque; produced by Bill Connard & Jennie Gray Connard. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED to Play Unicorn Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Sidonie Garrett, is coming to the Unicorn Theatre this fall. (more...)

Starry THE HONEYMOONERS Begins Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, presents 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...)

Outcry Theatre's BAT BOY THE MUSICAL Announces Cast and Crew
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Outcry Theatre will present its first musical this October with Bat Boy: The Musical, story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, and music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe (Heathers). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Moses and the Cast of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Diluckshan Jeyaratnam as 'Moses' below! (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Generation Productions presents FIRST DATE at The Abbey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 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...)

Michael Knight and Kellie Rhianne to Go on FIRST DATE at The Abbey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 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...)

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Musical Adaptation Begins Tonight at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. Get ready for tonight's first performance with a sneak peek at Diluckshan Jeyaratnam as 'Moses' below! (more...)

The Directors Studio to Present LADY MACBETH AND HER LOVER at The Directors Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

The Directors Studio at The Directors Company (Michael Parva, Artistic Director; Leah Michalos, Producing Director) proudly presents LADY MACBETH AND HER LOVER, a new play by acclaimed playwright Richard Vetere (One Shot One Kill). (more...)

Performances Begin Tomorrow for LADY MACBETH AND HER LOVER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Performances begin November 1st for The Directors Studio at The Directors Company's production of LADY MACBETH AND HER LOVER, a new play by acclaimed playwright Richard Vetere (One Shot One Kill). (more...)

Luna Stage to Host Inaugural SoloFest This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Luna Stage has announced SoloFest 2017, opening December 8th and continuing through December 17th. (more...)

Marc Robin's SLEEPING BEAUTY Hits The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences Stage this November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Experience one prince's journey to save his beautiful princess with Marc Robin's musical adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, SLEEPING BEAUTY, brought to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from November 10 through December 30, 2017, with a press opening on Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. Filled with unconventional personalities, broken rules, and quests aplenty, this colorful, musical fairy tale will be directed and Scott Weinstein (Marriott Theatre: Cinderella After the Ball, The Princess & the Pea; Griffin Theatre: Ragtime, Bat Boy; Drury Lane: Rock of Ages). (more...)

Speakeasy Stage presents THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

From October 20 to November 25, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-winning play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. (more...)

How Sweet the Sound! Broadway's AMAZING GRACE to Launch National Tour in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

The Broadway musical AMAZING GRACE will take its inspirational message on the road as it launches a 23-week national tour, kicking off with an eight-week run at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, as it inaugurates the new museum's state-of-the-art, 472 seat theatre. The DC run will begin on November 17 through January 8, 2018, opening on November 20. (more...)

VIOLET, LETTERS HOME, THE HARVEST and More Set for Griffin Theatre Company's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company has announced its 30th Anniversary Season, featuring four productions exploring the theme 'the journeys we take to find ourselves,' including two Chicago premieres. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Names 2017-18 Boston Project Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Playwrights Phaedra Scott of Boston and Emily Schwend of Somerville have been selected from among 45 applicants to develop an original Boston-centric play as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company's returning new works initiative The Boston Project. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED to Play Unicorn Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Sidonie Garrett, is coming to the Unicorn Theatre this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Schwartz, Jason Gotay, Diluckshan Jeyaratnam and More Celebrate THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Opening in Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. The production runs now through November 5, 2017 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Happy Friday the 13th! BWW Picks Top 13 Scariest Broadway Shows Of All Time!
by Emily Bruno - Oct 13, 2017

In honor of the spookiest day of them all, BWW decided to rank their 13 favorite scary musicals. Some may be more comical, while others bring the drama. But, we can all agree that moments from these shows have made us jump in our seats! (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Offers up New Music Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Broadway Sessions celebrates new music from Laurence O'Keefe, Rob Rokicki, Carner and Gregor, Joe Iconis and more tonight! (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney to Host OOTB's 2018 Season Announcement Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Producing Founding Artistic Director Liz Flemming, Associate Artistic Director, Ethan Paulini and Out of the Box Theatrics will reveal their 2018 season on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm. Broadway performer Brian Charles Rooney will perform and serve as host. (more...)

Box Theatrics to Reveal New Season This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Producing Founding Artistic Director Liz Flemming, Associate Artistic Director, Ethan Paulini and Out of the Box Theatrics will reveal their 2018 season on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm. (more...)

RECKLESS By Craig Lucas Comes to 4th Wall Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for Reckless, the classic American, dark holiday comedy by Craig Lucas. This reimagining of the company's 2010 Houston production once again stars Kim Tobin-Lehl as the put-upon protagonist, Rachel, and features a strong ensemble cast including former Alley Theatre company member John Feltch; 4th Wall favorites Jennifer Dean and Nick Farco; and Deborah Hope, Kathleen Teodoro, and Zac Kelty in their 4th Wall debuts. Directed by Philip Lehl, Reckless previews November 30th and runs December 1st - 16th at STUDIO 101, Spring Street Studios. (more...)

Morphic Graffiti Announce New Adaptation Of William Wycherley's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Co-Artistic Directors of Morphic Graffiti, Luke Fredericks and Stewart Charlesworth, today announce their new adaptation of William Wycherley's restoration comedy The Country Wife. Thrust into the excesses and seductions of late 1920s London: a city exploding with a heavy mix of jazz, gin and scandalous affairs the production, directed by Luke Fredericks, opens at Southwark Playhouse on 4 April, with previews from 28 March, and runs until 22 April. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Firehouse PIPPIN Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 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...)

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL Co-Writers to Lead Workshop at Wilmington Drama League
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Wilmington Drama League welcomes The Dramatists Guild Foundation Traveling Masters Series: Broadway Playwrights on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Wilmington Drama League. (more...)

GLEE's Heather Morris and More to Star in ANNIE at Scottsdale Musical Theater Company; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

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 3 - 7, 2018 at Tempe Center for the Arts. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Granbury's SHREK Leads as Best Ensemble!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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...)

Disney Channel And Broadway Star Anneliese Van Der Pol Joins SMTC's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Disney Channel and Broadway star Anneliese Van der Pol ( That's So Raven , Raven's Home , Broadway's Beauty and the Beast and the original cast of Vanities) will replace Heather Morris as Lily St. Regis in SMTC's upcoming production of Annie January 3 - 7, 2018. Morris had to back out of the production due to changes in the shooting schedule of an upcoming film project she's involved with. (more...)

Casting Announced For Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its revival of the Tony-nominated musical VIOLET, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Caroline, or Change), direction by Scott Weinstein (Ragtime, Bat Boy: The Musical) and music direction by John Cockerill (Bonnie & Clyde). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Hosts a New Works Palooza!
by Ben Cameron - Nov 1, 2017

It was a New Works Palooza' recently at Broadway Sessions as we welcomed some of NYC's most celebrated writers and composers to share their latest and greatest with us! Well the latest and greatest music deserves some of the greatest voices and we got just that! Writers Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy, Heathers), Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Monster Songs), Nat Zagree, Carner and Gregor, Drew Gasparini, Thomson and Desmon, Nate Bertone and Melissa Modifier, Alexander Sage Oyen and Joe Iconis all presented amazing new music interpreted by vocalists Luca Padovan ( School of Rock), Allie Trimm (13), Emily Schultheis (Wicked), Imari Hardon (Avenue Q), Kate Loprest (Wicked), Janinie DiVIta (If/Then), Marissa Rosen (DIVA) and more. Enjoy these hot new tunes, cause you never know what's gonna be the next big song on Broadway or in your audition book! (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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - Round 2! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Leads Best Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 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...)

Diversionary Theatre presents IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

He's back! Award-winning choreographer Michael Mizerany returns to Diversionary Theatre with the next installment of IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM. This year promises to be just as popular, and due to limited performances tickets are expected to sell out quickly. (more...)

BWW Review: URINETOWN, Bad Title, Fun Show, Flushed With Success @ Blank Canvas  
by Roy Berko - Dec 6, 2017

'Urinetown: The Musical' opened on Broadway in 2001, but its path from lyricist Greg Kotis traveling Europe, encountering a pay toilet, getting an idea for a story, joining with Mark Hollman, writing the lyrics together, Hollman writing the music, previewing the show at the New York's Fringe Festival, and getting it on Broadway, was filled with pitfalls. Mainly, producers were turned off by the title. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company launches its 30th anniversary season with a revival of the Tony-nominated musical VIOLET, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Caroline, or Change), direction by Scott Weinstein (Ragtime, Bat Boy: The Musical) and music direction by John Cockerill (Bonnie & Clyde). VIOLET runs now through January 13, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Upstairs Mainstage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Leads Best Touring Production!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 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...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

???????3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles County and Orange County is pleased to present Monty Python's Tony Award-winning musical comedy SPAMALOT August 4 – 13 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (with an official press opening of August 5); and August 18 – 27, 2017 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 30, 2017

The Gateway Playhouse closes out an amazing and busy Summer season with a superb production of the musical Little Shop Of Horrors. This incarnation runs at the Bellport venue through September 9th boasting an outstanding Broadway caliber cast. Based on the classic 1960 film, book writer Howard Ashman pens - and writes the lyrics for - the theatre staple's heartfelt story. And Alan Menken's music is a fun fusion of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown. You'll more than likely be familiar with the score's popular tunes including the title song and 'Suddenly, Seymour'. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL to Strike in a City Near You on Tour Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Producers, Theatreworks USA, Martian Entertainment, Greg Schaffert Productions and Lang Entertainment Group have partnered with The Road Company (trc.nyc) to bring Drama Desk Nominated Best Musical, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical around the country beginning fall of 2018. (more...)

Jason Gotay to Star as Ramses in PRINCE OF EGYPT Musical; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission of developing new works in the Bay Area with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit and one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. (more...)

Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless. (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...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 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...)

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...)

Theatreworks USA to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with *CARDED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

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

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