Beauty and the Beast on Tour

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 9
by Audition Roundup - Sep 9, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 9, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2018/2019 season with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, and direction by Alan Souza. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

TREASURE ISLAND An All New Musical Comes to the Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The historic Fulton Theatre is ready to set sail on Sept. 20, 2018 with a major new musical…TREASURE ISLAND. Based on the treasured classic by the Robert Louis Stevenson, this epic adventure eclipses the scale of the Fulton Theatre's recent productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast with expansive Broadway sets, a cast of 36 and a 17-piece orchestra bringing to life an exhilarating and majestic score! After more than a decade of development, Treasure Island is ready for the spotlight. (more...)

Casting Announced For The Country Music Jukebox Musical HONKY TONK ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Casting is now complete for the foot-stompin' musical Honky Tonk Angels. This performance, playing from September 19 - September 30, will be directed by DAVID HEMSLEY CALDWELL, returning to the Lyceum for his 20th production, and musically directed by SAM CLEIN. The production features SHARON MALANE as Darlene, ERIN MCCRACKEN as Angela, and SHELBY RINGDAHL as Sue Ellen. (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes Social Media Expert, 'call and response' Podcast Host Felicia Fitzpatrick
by Broadwaysted - Sep 6, 2018

We're feeling #SuperStoked this week to be getting #Broadwaysted with the host of the 'call and response' podcast, new #FriendoftheShow Felicia Fitzpatrick! (more...)

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for September 23
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 23, 2018

Looking into the future, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar to help you plot your course... (more...)

Photo Flash: ON YOUR FEET National Tour Celebrates One Year of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2018

The First National Tour of ON YOUR FEET! celebrated one year of performances on Saturday, September 22 at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Rivertown Theaters
by Jenny Bravo - Sep 22, 2018

We've got trouble, y'all. Thanks to last night's non-stop, energy-packed performance of Rivertown Theater's The Music Man, I cannot stop the endless refrain of 'Seventy-Six Trombones' in my head. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for A BRONX TALE, BAT OUT OF HELL, and More at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 21 for the National Theatre's "Broadway at the National" performances of SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL (Jan. 16 - 27, 2019), FINDING NEVERLAND (Feb. 26 - Mar. 3, 2019), A BRONX TALE (Mar. 26 - 31, 2019), STOMP (Apr. 23 - 28, 2019), and Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL (May 7 - 26, 2019). (more...)

TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Sails to Arizona Broadway Theatre Oct 12 - Nov 10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Arizona Broadway Theatre welcomes you aboard the ship of dreams - Titanic! Winner of five Tony Awards, this musical set aboard the unsinkable Titanic tells of the passengers' hopes and aspirations on the historic maiden voyage that defined the 20thcentury. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, first-, second-, and third-class passengers marvel at the majesty of the "great ship, Titanic" and tell of their dreams of a better life in America. Titanic: The Musical is an epic, thrilling, and emotionally rich production not to be missed. On stage through November 10. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 21, 2018
by - Sep 21, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Laura Tyrer To Play Velma Kelly In CHICAGO At The Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Laura Tyrer will join the West End cast of CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Velma Kelly from Monday 24 September through to Saturday 6 October 2018. Laura joins Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart, Duncan James as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. (more...)

Eisemann Center Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Eisemann Center Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ for three performances on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:30 pm. This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Theatr Clwyd today announces full cast for its Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington - The Purrrrrfect Rock 'N' Roll Panto. Zoe Waterman directs Royce Cronin (King Rhydian the Rat), Toby Falla (Tomos the Cat), Phylip Harries (Sarah the Cook), Daniel Lloyd (Wally Fitzwarren), Alice McKenna (Scratch/Harriet), Peter Mooney (Dick Whittington), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Sultana), Emmy Stonelake (Alice Fitzwarren), Luke Thornton (Sniff/Tom/Guard) and Anna Westlake (Fairy Betty Bowbells). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 27 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 19 January 2019. (more...)

Harris Center to Present PINOCCHIO ON STAGE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Filled with all of the wonderful ingredients we have come to expect from The Panto Company USA - lots of laughter, stunning costumes, music and plenty of magic - the ensemble returns to the Harris Center for two family-friendly shows this season. (more...)

Tour Cast Announced for THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down across the country starting October 6 in Alma, Arkansas. (more...)

New Show Announced, MIRACULOUS LIVE! On Sale This Week at State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

It's SPOTS-ON when Miraculous Live: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir leaps onto the stage of the State Theatre on Friday, March 29, 2019.  Tickets for this high-flying musical go on sale to State Theatre members at 10AM on Wednesday, September 19th and to the general public at 10AM on Friday, September 21st. (more...)

ShowKids Invitational Theatre Wins Pair Of Top Acting Honors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

ShowKids Invitational Theatre had a pair of award winners at the 2018 NJACT Perry Awards Sunday night at the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) in Rahway. Cast members Natalie Mehl and Jonah Lione both earned best acting honors for their magical performances as Mary and Bert in SKIT's production of Mary Poppins. (more...)

MIRACULOUS: Tales Of Ladybug And Cat Noir To Come To Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

'Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir' is coming to Hershey Theatre on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Brian Clowdus Experiences has announced the cast for The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village, set to open in less than a week. The immersive, outdoor theatrical performance has become New England's newest Halloween tradition. Tickets for this fall's run are on sale now at      (more...)

Charles Shaughnessy Returns To AZ In A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

TV, Film and Broadway star Charles Shaughnessy returns to Scottsdale Musical Theater Company this December as Ebenezer Scrooge in the musical A Christmas Carol (December 6 - 23, 2018) at Tempe Center for the Arts. (more...)

Casting Announced For Disney's ALADDIN At The Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Casting has been announced for the Columbus engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at the Ohio Theatre beginning Wednesday, October 24, for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 4. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Previously available to subscribers only, tickets to Penobscot Theatre Company's two holiday shows will go on sale to the general public on Monday, October 1. The Maine premiere of Elf the Musical will play at the Bangor Opera House December 6 - 30 and The Santaland Diaries will be produced down the street from the Opera House in Penobscot Theatre Company's 51 Main Street space from December 13 - 30. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents Aurora Theatre's Production Of NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this sparkling, larger than life production October 19-November 4, 2018. After a fabulous run in Gwinnett county, the Lyric is pleased to bring this exciting collaboration with Aurora Theatre to its audiences. Based on the 1992 motion picture, NEWSIES features a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). NEWSIES, performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). For tickets, reservations and group pricing visit or call 404-377-9948. (more...)

Rupert Holmes to Make Guest Appearance Following Matinee of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, recently opened its 86th season with the Five-time Tony Award winning musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. (more...)

BWW Review: Rose Has One Hell of a Turn in GYPSY at Garden Theatre
by Aaron Wallace - Sep 17, 2018

But now I can add to that list Andrea Canny, the actress who originated Belle in Disney-MGM Studios' Beauty and the Beast — LIVE ON STAGE some 27 years ago and who is currently making a holds-her-own-and-that's-saying-something turn as Mama Rose in Winter Garden every night through September 22. (more...)

Celebrate Halloween And Day Of The Dead At The Auditorium With THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Jack Skellington and the residents of Halloween Town pay a visit to Chicago on October 31 and November 1, when Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas comes to the Auditorium Theatre. These screenings commemorate the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton's stop-motion masterpiece and feature the Chicago Philharmonic dressed in Halloween attire, performing Danny Elfman's beloved score. Attendees are also encouraged to dress in costume and celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead in the Auditorium Theatre's historic, 129-year-old lobby with activities including a costume contest, trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, and more. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 16
by Audition Roundup - Sep 16, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 16, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 16
by Audition Roundup - Sep 16, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 16, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Nick Jonas Holds Table Read For New Play He Has Written, Starring Darren Criss and More
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 16, 2018

Nick Jonas has been in the theatre community since he was a child, acting in Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, and, most recently, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. But Jonas looks to be trying on the playwright hat next. (more...)

North Shore Theatre Company Presents LEAP OF FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018

Leap of Faith is set to raise the roof when North Shore Theatre Company (NSTC) open at The Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 5 to 14 October. (more...)

BDTStage Announces Staged Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

BDT Stage will be observing the 20 year anniversary of the savage murder of Matthew Shepard with a staged reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT. With help from the immense talents of John Ashton, Sam Gregory, Wayne Kennedy, Michael J. Duran, Greg Moody, Chris Parente, Sue Leiser, Alicia King Meyers, Nick Sugar, Tim Howard, Eden Lane (and more TBA) local actors are using the platform they know best to acknowledge and encourage the work being done to eradicate hate. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Announces Its 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

American Repertory Ballet (ARB), New Jersey's preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, announces its 2018-2019 season. Embarking on its 55th year, ARB will perform throughout the state under the artistic leadership of Douglas Martin. (more...)

Major Capital Gift Funds Renovation of Theater Interior at the Historic Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce that interior renovations to the historic theater are complete in time for the 80th anniversary season. The interior of the theater was renovated over the summer of 2018, including replacement of all the theater's seating. Theater supporters are invited to contribute to the seat campaign by purchasing a name plaque as part of the theater's "Name a Seat" fundraiser. This lays the foundation for a greater capital campaign for the Millburn theater. (more...)

Friday 5(+1) for Thursday: The Cast of CFTA's HEATHERS, THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2018

Heathers The Musical, based on the classic 1980s cult film of the same name, concludes its run at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts this weekend. Directed by Rachel Jones, the show - which has played to sell-out audiences during its first two weekends, features a cast of talented actors who are having the time of their young lives while bringing the story to life onstage. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Debuts ANYTOWN About Opioid Abuse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

George Street Playhouse's Educational Touring Theatre, courtesy of support from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health, will premiere a new musical about the opioid crisis and its impact on teens and families. This original musical was developed in response to the devastating impact prescription opioid misuse, heroin, and fentanyl have had on communities throughout New Jersey. Anytown will premiere on September 25, 2018 at George Street Playhouse as part of a special Spotlight Conference on Opioid Abuse.  The Spotlight Conference will feature a keynote address from New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal along with workshops for educators, school administrators, and public health professionals conducted by experts in the field from RWJBarnabas Health's Institute for Prevention and Recovery.   (more...)

Friday 5(+1): The Cast of HAIRSPRAY At The Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2018

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre transports audiences back to Baltimore - the capital of big hair and the city of big dreams - in 1962 with their production of Hairspray, now onstage through September 29. This weekend (which features the company's annual fundraising gala on Saturday night) kicks off the second weekend of the show's multi-week run in Historic Downtown Clarksville. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jai McDowall Talks Live At Zedel Show
by Fiona Scott - Sep 13, 2018

Since winning Britain's Got Talent in 2011, Jai McDowall has performed around the world, and released several singles and other recordings. The Ayrshire singer speaks to BroadwayWorld about his upcoming solo show at Live at Zedel. (more...)

An Evening With Andrea McArdle Comes To Studio City, Palm Springs, And San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

An Evening with Tony Award Nominee Andrea McArdle is set for Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City on Thursday, October 11, at 7:30, The Purple Room in Palm Springs on Friday, October 12, at 8pm, and for Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Saturday, October 13, at 7pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. (more...)

Photo Flash: Reba Catches a Magic Carpet to Visit ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Last night the Queen of Country Music, Reba McEntire, took in a performance of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway.  After the show, Reba join the cast backstage. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: FUNIKIJAM'S BABY LIKES TO ROCK! Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

FunikiJam World Music announces the complete cast and creative team for the inaugural production in its 2018-2019 Off-Broadway Season of Family Musicals. Brian Barrentine will direct and star as Captain Jam in the endlessly entertaining and incredibly unique FunikiJam's BABY LIKES TO ROCK! (more...)

Kermit The Frog And Marissa Jaret Winokur Star In Lythgoe Family Panto OZ at Pasadena Civic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announces Kermit The Frog as the Wizard of Oz and Marissa Jaret Winokur (Celebrity Big Brother Winner and  Hairspray) as Glinda in their newest production - THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 14 through December 30, with the official press opening on December 14. (more...)

PETER PAN is Flying High at The New Theatre Royal as Cast is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

This year the New Theatre Royal is staging its biggest Christmas Season yet with its lavish and innovative new Christmas show, Peter Pan, which runs from 13 to 31 December.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

The much-loved family favourite - The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio - is getting an Immersion Theatre makeover in a brand-new musical adaptation which will be touring the UK Spring 2019. (more...)

Drayton Entertainment Announces 2019 Season - NEWSIES, ROCKY, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Drayton Entertainment will present a knockout playbill in 2019 packed with Broadway blockbusters, hilarious comedies, stirring tributes, fun-filled family musicals and a few more dramas than in previous seasons. Artistic Director Alex Mustakas continues his bid to bring a wide variety of crowd-pleasing productions to the award-winning charitable not-for-profit theatre organization's seven stages throughout Ontario. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GIRLFRIEND at Kitchen Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Kitchen Theatre Company begins its 28th Season with a musical! Girlfriend, with book by Todd Almond and music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, is a story about first love, told through the music of singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet. Performances of Girlfriend begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in the Percy Browning Performance Space on September 9th and run through September 30th. (more...)

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Brings Magic to Boston Featuring Local Royal Guests Alongside Osnes, Egan, Reed, And Rauhala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway's original Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine! Hosted by two-time, Tony-nominated star, Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and her own Fairy Godfairy, Boston's own Benjamin Rauhala (musical director extraordinaire), the evening also stars the multitalented Susan Egan (Tony-nominated for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and voice of 'Meg' in Hercules), Courtney Reed (the original 'Jasmine' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), and special guest Adam J. Levy as the show's Prince of the Night. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Star Laura Osnes Brings the Magical BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to Cincinnati!
by Anne Simendinger - Sep 10, 2018

Amidst going from to city to city by 'carriage' and sprinkling magic across the country, Laura Osnes took time to talk about the beginnings of BPP, what she's most excited for about the Cincinnati concert on September 16, favorite Disney princesses, and more in the interview below! (more...)

Linda Eder, Lindsay Mendez and More Take the Stage at 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

This 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...)

SISTER ACT Comes To Missoula Community Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Missoula Community Theatre presents SISTER ACT as part of its 2018-19 season, running from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4.  (more...)

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