Beauty and the Beast on Tour

BWW Review: Circle Players' Closes its 17-18 Season With BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2018

Now onstage at the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre as the concluding production of Circle Players' 2017-18 season, Disney's Beauty and the Beast is brought to life by an eager-to-please cast and crew, giving further proof to the universality of the story and the continued delight of audiences lucky enough to score tickets (Circle Players' production has been playing to near-capacity, often sold-out, audiences in its three-week run at the Looby). (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a Vibrant Storybook Come to Life at Red Mountain Theatre Company
by David Edward Perry - Jun 9, 2018

Red Mountain Theatre Company's enchanting production of 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' is uplifting for adults and children. The high quality of creativity took me by the hand and led me through the story as if it was my first time seeing it. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Presents R.I. Regional Premiere Of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

In celebration of 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea (TBTS), owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to present the Rhode Island Regional Premiere of the international sensation, Mamma Mia! which will be presented from June 20 - July 21, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: 3-D Theatricals Presents Jason Robert Brown's PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

The long awaited revival of Jason Robert Brownand Alfred Uhry's gripping Tony Award-winning murder mystery musical PARADE as presented in 2013 at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium by 3-D Theatricals (3DT) of Los Angeles and Orange County, comes to two Southern California main stage theatres through June 10 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and June 15 - 24, 2018 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Extra, Extra! Disney's NEWSIES to Return to Cinemas Next Month!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 8, 2018

It has been reported that the acclaimed stage adaptation of the cult-hit musical film Newsies will make its return to the big screen this summer. Screenings are scheduled to take place July 26 and 28 at select cinemas. See details here! (more...)

NC Theatre Conservatory Presents PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, North Carolina Theatre's flagship training program offering professional instruction in acting, voice and dance for ages three to adult, is excited to bring to the stage its production of Pippin, July 6-8 at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Fantomet vender tilbage til Det Ny Teater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webbers The Phantom of the Opera, dansk teaterhistories storste publikumssucces og mest bekostelige og ekstravagante musical, far repremiere pa Det Ny Teater 21. september. Billetsalget abner pa onsdag. (more...)

BWW Review: CPPAC's Summer Theatre Camp's Bouncy Production of Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
by Peter Nason - Jun 19, 2018

It's an energetic good time featuring some of our area's finest young talent. (more...)

Tune In Alert: MTV Movie & TV Awards Air Tonight, Hosted by Tiffany Haddish
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Tune In Alert: MTV Movie & TV Awards Air Tonight, Hosted by Tiffany Haddish (more...)

Clive Rowe To Star In Hackney Empire's 2018 Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Hackney Empire's Olivier Award-winning Grande Dame of pantomime Clive Rowe is set to return to the East End stage for the theatre's 2018 pantomime. A landmark year for the panto, Rowe will play the Dame in writer and director Susie McKenna's 20th anniversary production which will see a new staging of the family favourite Aladdin, and will mark two decades at the helm of the now legendary show with composer Steven Edis. Rowe will be making his Hackney comeback following his last appearance in Jack and the Beanstalk in 2015. Aladdin will run from 24 November 2018 to 6 January 2019, with opening night for press on 5 December. (more...)

Marquee Productions to Host LET'S BROADWAY: A New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Marquee Productions, a company founded by Rodrigo Marques hosts this up and coming cabaret series. The company was founded in 2013 and has been gathering talented performers and outstanding artists from all over the world. Before founding Marquee Productions in New York, Mr. Marques has already established his career in performing, directing, and producing in Brazil. In this country, he founded Grito Theatre Co. that has been awarded 'Best Theatre Company in South Brazil' four times by the Brazilian Actor's Equity Association. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters Closes 2017-18 Season With DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

As part of its Summer Theater Festival for Families, Rivertown Theaters will close out its 2017-2018 season with a lavish production of one of Disney's timeless Broadway musicals that continues to be a favorite with multi-generations July 12 - 22. (more...)

VIDEO: Rob McClure Goes Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

This past weekend Rob McClure took over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and gave BWW a behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! (more...)

Brief 6/18: PASS OVER Opens, The Cast of BANDSTAND Reunites, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Pass Over officially opens tonight, the cast of Bandstand reunited ahead of the show's film release, and more! (more...)

Scott Mantz & Cecilia Peck Join the SDiFF Foundation Board of Directors
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

The San Diego Film Foundation, best known for presenting The San Diego International Film Festival (SDIFF) each October, announces dynamic additions to the San Diego Film Foundation Board of Directors and the Social Justice Advisory Board for the San Diego International Film Festival. (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

BWW Interview: Wearing the Mantle of Rock n' Roll Legends
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 16, 2018


BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sizzles! at Music Theatre Wichita
by Paula Makar - Jun 15, 2018

Musical comedy and summer go together - especially in a town like Wichita when the 'feels like' temperature is 101 with 70% humidity! It was absolutely blissful to slide into a comfy seat at the well air conditioned Century II Concert Hall to watch Music Theatre Wichita's season opener, Sister Act. Curtain is at 8pm, but I like to get there by 7:30pm to hear Wayne Bryan, MTW's Producing Artistic Director, share his dramaturgical insights on the production, and also to watch the Teen Choir perform a few musical numbers relevant to the current show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical® to Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive) in New Haven, Conn., for a limited engagement Friday, June 15 through Sunday, July 1. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Long Wharf Theatre Box Office,, or by calling (203) 787-4282. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ available by calling (203) 772-8202. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rachel Ulanet Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below June 22nd
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Rachel Ulanet (Lovemusik, Beauty and the Beast) made a triumphant return to solo cabaret with 'Keep Me Searching,' her May 29th sold out performance at Feinstein's/54 Below! A marvelous time was had by all, friends, fans, colleagues, and Broadway luminaries.  (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

Carole Cook, Carrie St. Louis, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Children's Theatre And Family Programming Announced At The Morris Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

???????Five new Children's Theatre shows will appear at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey - The Magic of Sharks, Bubble Trouble, Harlem Wizards, Lasermania, and Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2018–19 Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC)announced the return of the Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series for the 2018-19 season. Featuring six shows for young audiences and their families, this educational and interactive series serves as part of LBC's commitment to present dynamic family entertainment in Santa Rosa. (more...)

DVR Alert: Don't Miss Josh Gad & James Corden Perform from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Crosswalk The Musical Monday, June 18
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Josh Gad and James Corden are teaming up this Monday (June 18th) to perform from Broadway's longest running musical, The Phantom of the Opera for The Late Late Show's Crosswalk The Musical! Gad shared a behind the scenes sneak peek of the two in costume on his Instagram. Check out the post below and tune in the Late Late Show with James Corden Monday night on CBS. (more...)

Nottingham Playhouse Unveils Autumn Season Updates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE has unveiled its autumn and winter season for 2018, following rave reviews for its spring and summer line-up. (more...)

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Ewan McGregor Will Star As Grown-Up Danny Torrance In THE SHINING Sequel, DOCTOR SLEEP
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

According to Variety, Ewan McGregor will star as grown-up Danny Torrance in the film version of Doctor Sleep, Stephen King's sequel to The Shining. (more...)

I AM, A Play With Music, To Hold Its Premier Showcase At La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

I AM is a coming of age musical theatre piece with music by Lauren Stamm, book by Ben Gouldthorpe, and story by Stamm, Gouldthorpe, and Ted Watts Jr. The premier reading for this show will be held on June 30 and will be directed by Watts. The show will feature a seven-piece orchestra with arrangements and orchestrations by Jacinta Clusellas. (more...)

Lythgoe Family Panto Season Includes Oz Premiere At Pasadena Civic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) expands across America this holiday season, including a multi-year deal at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium beginning with their newest production - THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ. It will be directed by Bonnie Lythgoe and choreographed by Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (NappyTabs), with book by Kris Lythgoe and Michael Orland (American Idol) serving as musical arranger and supervisor. Casting is by executive producer Becky Lythgoe. This will be the seventh holiday season of Lythgoe Family Panto in Pasadena, and their second in this larger venue. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mandarin Production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Premieres at Shanghai Disney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Shanghai Disney Resort recently celebrated the premiere of the new Mandarin production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast musical with the 'tale as old as time' captivating audiences for the first time in Disneytown. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Sister Act opens Music Theatre Wichita's season, directed by Mark Madama and choreographed by Robert Hartwell. Mr. Madama is Associate Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan, with a host of directing credits, both in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Hartwell's numerous Broadway performing credits include Motown, Nice Work If You Can Get It (Astaire Award nomination) and Bette Midler's original company of Hello, Dolly!, and he is the founder and director of 'The Broadway Collective.' Scenic designer Adam Koch will join the team to consult on the sets he designed for the Ogunquit Playhouse. (more...)

Arizona Broadway Theatre Catches International Con Man
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Arizona Broadway Theatre presents the regional premiere of Catch Me If You Can July 13 - August 14. Immortalized in both the page-turning autobiography and the hit movie starring Leonardo di Caprio and Tom Hanks, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy that tells the true story of con man Frank Abagnale, Jr. - a brazen young man who fooled some of the best security in the world. This delightfully entertaining show is packed full of 1960s Pan Am glamour with a book by Tony Award-winning American playwright Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime). Catch Me If You Can will have you examining the doctor's license on the wall a little more closely! (more...)

BWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Centennial Theatre Epsom, Auckland
by Monica Moore - Jun 14, 2018

St Peter's College has gained a reputation for putting on a spectacular Musical and this year's offering is shaping up to be no exception. (more...)

Trevor Dion Nicholas Will Join ALADDIN National Tour as Genie at Pittsburgh Stop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Disney Theatrical Productions has just announced that Morgantown, WV native Trevor Dion Nicholas, who is currently starring as 'Genie' in the London West End production of Aladdin, will come home to play the iconic role in Pittsburgh, where the hit Broadway musical will play a three-week engagement from August 22 - September 9, 2018 at the Benedum Center. Additional casting for the Pittsburgh engagement will be announced at a later time. This tour is part of the 2017-2018 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and Broadway Across America. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway At Music Circus Season Opens with SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The 68th Broadway At Music Circus season begins June 12 with the beloved musical comedy Singin' in the Rain. Based on the film starring Gene Kelly as a dashing leading man in Hollywood's golden age, widely considered 'The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time,' the show features glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs. Performances of Singin'in the Rain are Tuesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 17 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater To Stay Open Till End Of Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Emmanuel Deleage, Executive Director of Josefina Lopez's CASA 0101 Theater announced today that the theater will stay open till the end of the year, at which time the theater's fate will be re-evaluated. (more...)

The Hanover Theatre Youth Summer Program Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Students hailing from several areas in and around Massachusetts will participate in The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Art's 2018 Youth Summer Program (YSP). The first teen session of YSP will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 at 2 and 7 p.m., and the second session will present the show Friday, August 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 18 at 2 and 7 p.m. YSP Pre-Teen will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. on Saturday August 11 at 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets for all performances are now on sale. (more...)

by Rich Mehrenberg - Jun 13, 2018

The Hunchback of Notre the perfect way to end the company's current season...I predict many Broadway World Award nominations in its future. (more...)

VIDEO: Kara Lindsay Stars in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Broadway Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2018

Award-winning actor, director, and choreographer Noah Racey returns to Broadway At Music Circus as Don Lockwood in this summer's season opener Singin' in the Rain. In addition to his lead turn in Broadway At Music Circus's 2012 production of Crazy for You, Racey has performed on Broadway in Curtains, Never Gonna Dance, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Follies. (more...)

Erik Lochtefeld Joins Broadway's KING KONG; Additional Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Producers Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) and Roy Furman have announced additional casting for the new musical King Kong. Joining the previously announced Christiani Pitts, (A Bronx Tale) as Ann Darrow, and Eric William Morris (Mamma Mia!) as Carl Denham, will be Erik Lochtefeld (Misery, Metamorphoses) as Lumpy. (more...)

Be Our Guest This Summer At Millbrook Playhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Find "adventure in the great, wide somewhere", or more specifically, Mill Hall, PA (June 2018). The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are proud to present the first main stage production of the 55th anniversary season, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, playing from June 15th to 30th. (more...)

ALADDIN Brings Estimated $10 Million Benefit to Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Disney's Aladdin is celebrating a sold-out, two-week premiere engagement in Cincinnati, which concluded on June 10 at the Aronoff Center. The touring production, which the Cincinnati Enquirer called, "an outright spectacle; glitzy, playful, sassy and extravagant," grossed over $2.8 million at the box office and entertained more than 40,000 theatergoers during 16 performances.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Record Breaking Play AFTERGLOW Celebrates One Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

New York: The record-breaking hit Off-Broadway play, AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, celebrates its one-year anniversary tonight, making it one of the longest running Off-Broadway plays this season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GUYS AND DOLLS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) final Mainstage show of the 49th Season, Guys & Dolls! Carlos Lopez leads the cast as 'Nathan Detroit' with Madison Claire Parks as 'Sarah Brown', Michelle Aravena as 'Adelaide', and Omar Lopez-Cepero as 'Sky Masterson'. (more...)

Registration Now Open For Contemporary Musical Theatre Audition Technique Adult Master Class At Playhouse On Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Learn from Broadway stars this summer at Playhouse on Park! Broadway actor and teaching artist Michelle Pruiett is lined up to teach Contemporary Musical Theatre Audition Technique on Monday, July 23 from 6:30-8:30pm. Friends of the theater may remember Pruiett from the Playhouse's production of A Chorus Line in 2016! (more...)

Immersion Theatre Announces Full Cast of PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Immersion Theatre announce the cast for the upcoming tour of their most magical, high energy show yet, Peter Pan! (more...)

Devin Ilaw, Dorcas Leung, and Charlotte Maltby to Helm 54 SINGS 1776
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Devin Ilaw, Dorcas Leung, and Charlotte Maltby in 54 Sings 1776 on July 3 and July 4, 2018. The Fourth of July meets Broadway in the fifth annual concert staging of the beloved musical, 1776, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Showcase your patriotism with some of stage's brightest stars singing numbers such as "Sit Down, John," "He Plays The Violin," "Molasses To Rum," and more, as we celebrate the great sacrifices our friends, family, and founding fathers have made to shape our nation. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast For THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the final production of the 2017-2018 season, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. (more...)

Maine State Ballet Presents Dancer's Choice
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Maine State Ballet celebrates its Company dancers with the annual production of  Dancer's Choice, a program selected by the dancers themselves, on June 20th and 21st only, at Maine State Ballet's Lopez Theater.  (more...)

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